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Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois Commercial Contractors

Contegra Construction Co., Knapheide Truck Equipment Center, Wentzville, Mo.

By RITA DUCKWORTH    When clients know what they want, a job can go smoother for a builder. Such was the case with Contegra Construction Co.’s recent project for Knapheide Truck Equipment Co.    The Edwardsville-based construction company completed a Truck Equipment Center for Knapheide in Wentzville, Mo.     “They are a knowledgeable client,” says Project Manager…

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Poettker Construction, Continental Tire Plant Expansion, Mount Vernon

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Continental Tire Plant in Mount Vernon is investing more than $20 million in a new expansion project that is scheduled for completion in July. Construction began in November 2016.    The expansion is part of the company’s goal to increase its production capacity.     Poettker Construction in Breese is the general contractor for…

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Korte & Luitjohan, Inc. St. Clair County Event Center, Belleville

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. in Highland broke ground for the St. Clair County Event Center located on Route 15 in Belleville in August last year. Project manager Chris Wernle said work will be completed by the end of April.    Adam Jokisch, president and CEO of Adam’s Auction and Real Estate Services,…

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Plocher Construction Co., Donco Electric Headquarters, Edwardsville

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Some of the biggest beneficiaries of the unseasonably mild winter in the region have been construction companies. Plocher Construction Co. of Highland broke ground in October on Donco Electric Co.’s new headquarters. Thanks in part to the weather, the $5.4 million project is currently a week or two ahead of schedule.    …

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Holland Construction Services, Memorial Hospital East and Medical Office Building, Shiloh

By RITA DUCKWORTH    The completion of Memorial Hospital East and the ongoing construction of an associated Medical Office Building in Shiloh continue to transform the health-care marketplace in the region.     Chosen for its reputation as a local community and construction leader and its past relationships with the hospital, Swansea-based Holland Construction Services is playing…

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IMPACT Strategies, Public Safety Facility, Edwardsville

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies says work underway on the new Edwardsville Public Safety Facility should be completed in late fall.     The two-story building, located adjacent to the Leon Corlew Park and Splash Pad south of downtown, will feature brick with cast stone accents. The city of Edwardsville is funding the $12…

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