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September 07 Businessexcellence Miron Construction 45 headquartered in Neenah, WI, with offices in Wausau and Middleton, WI, and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Miron was responsible for the foundation and superstructure concrete packages on the stadium’s east side, which include the Titletown Atrium, Curly’s Pub, concourse area, luxury suites, locker room facilities, restrooms and administration area. Miron also undertook the installation of the carpentry millwork, the masonry and general trades packages across the entire stadium. But Miron’s expertise is not limited to sports stadiums. “We undertake pretty much everything in the commercial market,” said Tim Kippenhan, vicepresident and owner of the company. “We are involved in the construction of education facilities, food processing plants, power plants, commercial, environmental, religious and healthcare facilities.” The company’s experience list also includes work on pulp and paper, industrial, government and environmental buildings. It has always strived to

Businessexcellence September 07 46 for rework, on time and in full; in fact, it strives to complete ahead of time. After all, the Packers would not want to look for an alternative venue while the last minute problems are sorted out. “As self-performing contractors, we know where the costs are in concrete, carpentry and so on,” said Kippenhan. “We have a real good base of longstanding subcontractors, who know about time requirements, and also know they will be well-treated, paid fairly and on time. Treating people with respect is all part of our game plan.” What the company describes as its ‘Team Miron’ approach is focused on customer satisfaction. The team-based design-build methodology delivers design and construction quality, based on a template that doesn’t sacrifice individuality in order to achieve compliance with preordained ideas. Miron has over 1,000 skilled trades people on staff, which puts it in the top 125 in the construction industry across the country; fairly unusual for a regionally-based organization. Its commitment to excellence is reflected in its payroll of project managers, site superintendents, estimators and safety professionals, and its history and heritage have enabled it to build up the largest base of suppliers and contractors in the Midwest. diversify its portfolio. Miron was founded in 1918, by a Canadian immigrant named Patrick G. Miron. Its original home office was rented at $25 a month; today, it operates from a modern, 60,000-squarefoot state-of-the-art headquarters building in Neenah, WI. It has expanded both its client base and area of operations from the Fox River Valley to become one of the largest independent construction companies in the Midwest. Miron has grown through its ongoing commitment to delivering excellence to all of its customers, whatever the business or activity in which they are involved. “We differentiate ourselves by, first, being very competitive,” said Kippenhan. “Price point is always an issue. We believe we can always be cost-effective, through the involvement of key individuals from early on in the process, whether in design-build or in the bid situation. We take on a lot of ownership of projects from the outset. We’re known to complete in a timely fashion and we’re pretty aggressive on scheduling.” Anyone who’s ever been involved in construction, especially as a client, knows that ‘delivering on time’ isn’t always the same as completion when expected. Miron prides itself on delivering the finished product, without need