The walls are steadily rising on what will be Antigo’s tallest industrial building—an addition to the Freshtech facility in the city’s northside industrial park.
While the ornamental dome on the Langlade County is a bit higher, the 64-foot high addition to the plant certainly qualifies it as the community’s tallest “all-working” facility. The dome, capping a very busy courthouse, does not contain any offices and is largely ceremonial.
The 36,900 square foot building at 2611 Clermont St., will allow introduction of new equipment, production increases and create a more competitive market for the packaging industry. The completion date for the building is scheduled for March, 2013, with new equipment introduced immediately and production getting underway in April.
Freshtech is a division of Volm Companies.
Despite winter’s chill, January is opening as a busy season, according to city building inspector-assessor Jerry Wilhelm.
In his monthly report to the Common Council, Wilhelm touched on eight projects in addition to Freshtech. They include:
—the new Anytime Fitness building at Sixth Avenue and Superior Street. Framing is in place and trusses will be added shortly.
—the remodeling project at Parsons of Antigo, where the former body shop is being transformed into a new showroom and sales floor.
—the General Clinic remodeling and adjoining sports and wellness facility now under construction on the Langlade Hospital campus.
—the resurrection of the former Super America building at Superior Street and Third Avenue, which is currently for rent.
—the two new storage buildings at the city street department.
—and the completion of remodeling at Burger King.
The final project is an interior office shuffle at CoVantage Credit Union, which is moving staff and equipment around to make room for more offices and cubicles just five years after construction of the new headquarters at Sixth Avenue and Clermont Street. Part of the basement is being finished and the call center is being moved.