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WEC Energy Group Training Center

Boldt was engaged by WEC Energy Group to construct a new state-of-the-art training center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Used by both Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies employees, the 31,000 SF center is used to train gas and electric employees. In addition to office, classroom and employee gathering spaces, the center includes a 14,000 SF mock-residential outdoor training area for gas leak detection, a high volume indoor electric training lab with power poles and three large indoor practical labs for gas training.

Approximately 1,400 employees and contractors use the center each year for new and ongoing skills development exercises. The new facility allows employees to stay up-to-date on industry best practices.

Client
WEC Energy Group
Location
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Architect/Engineer
The Boldt Company
Boldt Role
  • General Contractor
  • Self-perform Construction
Project Type
New Construction
Project Size
8,656 SF

Project Highlights

  • Project site subsoil conditions were compromised by high ground water levels from the Fox River. Boldt crews dug, formed and poured footings in the open trenches on the same day to prevent water from migrating into the excavation.
  • Signature aspects of the facility include 40-foot-tall precast panels, a network of underground trenches to help simulate trenching for running electrical service to existing and proposed buildings and an indoor training lab to train crews in setting power poles.
  • Boldt self-performed the concrete, steel erection, CMU and brick veneer masonry, as well as erection of precast wall panels.