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With boat sales increasing, Yamaha Motorsports & Marine found it needed more space for customers to safely store their watercraft. The new buildings will double as extra display space. The business started selling Bad Boy lawnmowers a few years ago, and a high number of sales added to the need.
Anyone in need of somewhere to store a boat can give the business a call.
The two new 10,240-square-foot buildings were constructed by Ram Buildings of Winsted. The first took 6 ½, the other 9 ½ days. A typical crew ranges from four to six people, depending on the stage of construction.
“We can hit it pretty hard,” said Gregg Machemehl, CFO. “We have a lot of crew power, and it was important to get them up quickly so they could move the boats in.”
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Midwest Motion Products broke ground on its Howard Lake facility, Thursday. Midwest Motion owners Patti, Randy, and Marcus Cordes; Howard Lake City Council members Al Munson, and Jan Gilmer; City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller; Mayor Pete Zimmerman; Chad Kabes of Citizens State Bank; Don Schnaser of RAM Buildings; Howard Lake City Council member Tom Kutz; Ken Grotbo of Citizens State Bank; and Howard Lake City Council member Mike Mitchell were in attendance for the ceremony.
The groundbreaking of Midwest Motion was on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Don Schnaser, Territory Manager at RAM, is currently working with the owners; Randy, Patti, & Marcus Cordes to streamline the design and construction of their business. Midwest Motion is a family owned company currently based out of Watertown, MN. They design, manufacture, & distribute motion controlled equipment. RAM will begin constructing the 80′ x 72′ x 16′ Shop with a 66′ x 32′ x 12′ Office in Howard Lake, MN within the next few weeks. This building will quadruple the size of their current work space. With the expansion of the business the Cordes’ family is predicting an additional five full time employees and some part time employment opportunities as well. This fourteen year old company is currently in demand and the need for their motion controlled products is on the rise. This is an exciting venture for all!
From left to right are Elvis Voigt, county maintenance superintendent, Commissioner Ron Shimanski, County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst, commissioners Kermit Terlinden, Paul Wright and Jon Christensen; Jerry Hagen of Hagen, Christensen & McIlwain, architects for the facility; and Jody Schultz, Project Manager, Rollie Radtke, CEO, Nate Miller, Site Superintendent, and Gregg Machemehl, CFO, all with RAM General Contracting, Inc.
By Ivan Raconteur
Herald Journal Editor
A ground breaking ceremony took place Wednesday for a new $1.2 million highway shop at the intersection of Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 15 (Falcon Avenue) east of Silver Lake. RAM General Contracting of Winsted was awarded the project, which includes a 12,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building and a separate salt storage shed. The architect for the project is Jerry Hagen of Hagen, Christensen & McIlwain of Minneapolis. The new shop will replace the county’s existing facilities in Lester Prairie and Silver Lake. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November. McLeod County Commissioner Paul Wright noted no county levy dollars were used for the purchase of the property, which the county acquired in 2007. The property was paid for with revenue from the county recycling program.
Pictured above from left to right: Brad Akre of RAM Buildings, Inc.; Matt Piper, Director of the Wadena County Ag Society (WCAS); Malinda Dexter, WCAS Secretary-Treasurer; Sheldon Monson, WCAS President and Don “Red Dog” Strayer, member of the WCAS. Photo by Caleb Monson.
On November 5, 2010 a ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Wadena County Ag Society Horse Barn located on the Wadena County, MN Fairgrounds. This 80′ x 200′ post frame building replaces the three horse barns that were destroyed beyond repair when the June 2010 tornado devastated much of the town of Wadena, MN. The structure is expected to be completed in late November, 2010 and will be used as a bus garage during the winter months.
Attending the M&N Structures groundbreaking ceremony at Winsted’s Industrial Park Tuesday were Rollie Radtke (RAM owner), Kevin Kaupa (M & N), Chuck Anders (M & N), Frank Bruneau (M & N), Kevin Niemeier (M & N owner), Steven Fichtel (Architect), Betsy Niemeier (M & N owner), Jonathan Henriksen (M & N), Jim Niemeier (M & N), Paul Johnson (Security Bank Waconia) City Administrator Brent Mareck, Council Member Bonnie Quast, Mayor Steve Stotko, Jody Schultz (RAM), Council members Dave Mochinski and Tom Wiemiller, Greg Machemehl (RAM owner), and Rich Streuffert (RAM).
Kevin and Betsy Niemeier, owners of M & N Structures, Inc., along with a few of their employees, several members of the Winsted City Council and representatives of the builder, RAM General Contracting, Inc. of Winsted, MN, broke ground for their new building on May 4, 2010. Located in the Winsted Industrial Park, the 28,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to be completed in late September. M & N Structures, Inc. is a structural and miscellaneous steel fabricator for commercial and industrial-type buildings such as hospitals and schools.
Pioneer Seed Company of Glencoe, MN Breaks Ground for New Facility. September 2008.
Gary Prehn, owner of the Pioneer Seed Dealership in Glencoe, MN, along with several members of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the builder, RAM Buildings, Inc. of Winsted, MN, broke ground for his new building on September 11, 2008. Located at 2827 East 12th Street in the Glencoe Industrial Park, the 6,000 sq. ft. building is expected to be completed in November and will be used primarily for cold storage.
New Public Works Facility
Groundbreaking for the new public works facility built by RAM Buildings in Winsted Minnesota. A groundbreaking ceremony took place last week for the new public works facility in Winsted. Several people were on hand including Aaron Fritzke, Ram Buildings Inc.; Rollie Radtke, Ram Buildings Inc.; Gregg Machemehl, Ram Buildings Inc.; Jody Bruckschen, Ram Buildings Inc.; Deb Boelter, city clerk/treasurer; Brent Mareck, city administrator; Pastor Gerald Boldt, council member; Mayor Don Guggemos, Dave Meyer, city maintenance; Tom Wiemiller, council member; Jamie Stotko, city maintenance; Bonnie Quast, council member; John Schlechter, public works; and Raquel Kirchoff, city administrative assistant.
DiMax Industrial Addition
DiMax breaks ground in Winsted Minnesota. Joe Urick, CEO Richard Hasselman, and Jim Hasselman of DiMax, Greg Machemehl and Rollie Radtke of Ram, and Winsted Mayor Don Guggemos attended a groundbreaking for DiMax in Winsted Thursday. The new plant in the Winsted Industrial Park will increase the company’s capacity by 50 percent, and will allow room for future expansion.
Retail Building Breaks Ground
Habisch breaks ground in Winsted Blake Habisch and Frank Habisch of Habisch Outdoors, and Dale Anderson, Greg Machemehl, and Rollie Radtke, all of Ram Buildings, attended a groundbreaking for Habisch Outdoors in Winsted Thursday. Habisch is expanding his home-based gunsmithing business to include retail items for outdoor enthusiasts.
“The workers were really professional. The quality of the building is fantastic! Everything went great and we are really happy. We would recommend RAM to anyone.”
“We love our new Ram Building. The building crew was very professional and friendly, we would use RAM again for our next project!”
“We enjoyed working with Brad. We had a totally different idea of what we were going to do before we sat down with him. Brad had such good suggestions that many of them were implemented. The Carpenters did a super job! Everything turned out perfect!”
“Thanks again for all of the hard work everyone put into our project, while it may be a small scale project for RAM, it is huge in the history of the SWCD! Thanks again!”
“It was a positive experience. Everyone was cooperative and worked together. I could go on and on.”
“Don was great to work with. We had limited space and he gave us some suggestions. The work crews were efficient and clean, what a great building!”