The Weitz Company releases time-lapse video of Farmers Co-Op Greenfield Agronomy dry fertilizer facility

The Weitz Company completed new construction of the 18,000-square foot Farmers Co-Op greenfield agronomy dry fertilizer facility that can store up to 6,100 tons of various fertilizer. The facility includes: 178 foot blending tower, 1,880square foot office building with three offices and an 80 foot truck scale, and 28,800 square foot pre-engineered metal building. Watch the time-lapse video of construction, as our crew works around the clock to complete the project.



The Weitz Company Slipform Construction Time Lapse Video – 10 Days of Dedicated Work

Ozark Mountain

The Weitz Company released a time lapse video showing the completion of the slipform phase of a feedmill constructed in Batesville, Ark. for Ozark Mountain Poultry. The video lasts only one minute, but depicts the dedicated, 100+ man crew that worked around the clock for 10 days in a row to build the 190-foot slipform. The slipform is created so once the construction begins the slip is unable to stop, regardless of the weather, until the project is completed.

The slipform construction project, which started on March 7 at 7:00 a.m. and was completed on March 16 at 12:12 a.m., contains more than 4,500 cubic yards of concrete and more than 750,000 pounds of reinforcement steel.

“Congratulations to all involved in the successful completion of the slipform phase of this project,” said Brett Templeton, project manager, The Weitz Company.  “All involved were dedicated in the end to ensure the slip was successful through the snow, rain, cold and heat.  And the level of commitment each member of this crew brought to the jobsite every day led to this successful completion.”

The Ozark Mountain Poultry Feedmill facility is expected to be completed later this year.  The slipform was one phase of a 50-acre site development project.

The Weitz Company Starts Construction at the Volkswagen Chattanooga East Warehouse Expansion

The Weitz Company, a national design and construction firm, is readying the East Warehouse Expansion for Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The design-build project is a 322,000 square foot expansion to the existing assembly plant, including approximately 297,000 square feet of traditional warehousing space and 25,000 square feet of high-bay space.

“This is an exciting time for Weitz as we grow our automotive market segment,” says Raymond Chin, Weitz Manufacturing and Process Business Development Manager. “A lot of integrated collaboration and operations efforts are going into ensuring Volkswagen Chattanooga has the best design and construction experience.”

Partnering with Epstein Global for design services, Weitz will coordinate all planning, design and construction for the project.

Completion of the Volkswagen Chattanooga East Warehouse Expansion is planned for Spring of 2016. The Weitz Company continues to actively pursue and grow its presence in the automotive manufacturing market.

Weitz announces groundbreaking of Encore on First West

Encore on Frist West

The Weitz Company announces the May 6, 2015, groundbreaking of Encore on First West, a transit oriented apartment community targeted to independent seniors (55+).  Located in downtown Mesa, Ariz. at 47 West 1st Avenue, the development follows the successful Encore on First community that opened with 81 units in January 2013. The expansion phase adds an additional 44 residential units.

The project’s developer, Urban Development Partners, has selected Weitz to support the construction of the second building, delivering site, utility and landscaping work. Shopworks Architecture is the architect for the project.

“Weitz is thrilled to have been selected as the construction partner for Encore on First West,” says Mike Bontrager, executive vice president, The Weitz Company. “We have been serving Phoenix and the Southwest for nearly 50 years and are extremely proud of the work we have performed for our clients. Our crew looks forward to getting started on the Encore on First West project, bringing the vision to life for our client, Urban Development Partners.”

Weitz welcomes VP of heavy industrial construction operations

Jim W.

The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, announces the addition of James (Jim) Wenzel as Vice President of Construction Operations for the Heavy Industrial segment.

Wenzel joins Weitz with more than 40 years of project management, engineering and construction management experience in a broad spectrum of industries. His most recent position was as a manager of construction in the oil and gas industry, with a background that also includes refinery, petrochemical, power, as well as commercial projects.

In his new role, Wenzel will be responsible for operations and management of Weitz heavy industrial construction projects.

“Building on the 160-year history of The Weitz Company, the Weitz Heavy Industrial operation is focused on serving the unique needs of our clients and the projects on which we work,” said Jack Brooks, president, Weitz Heavy Industrial. “Jim is a welcomed addition to the team, as his very extensive construction background allows him to fully understand the entire process of not only planning a heavy industrial project, but also in executing its construction in a way that brings value to clients.”