Steffes, one of Dickinson's largest employers, will be expanding its manufacturing facility located four miles north of Dickinson on North Dakota Highway 22, the company announced in a recent press release.From the press release:
The 36,000 square foot expansion will provide space for additional manufacturing, new product development and offices to allow Steffes to better serve growing customer needs," the company said in a statement. "Committed to creating jobs and positive local economic impacts, Steffes hired GT Architecture of Dickinson to design a state of the art facility."
The structure will have 42-foot sidewalls, high capacity crane hoists and incorporate a modern three story office, conference and employee breakroom structure, the release stated. Local contractors Tooz Construction and Winn Construction will participate in the project which is estimated to take eight months.
Steffes will be making investments in the building infrastructure, equipment and personnel with an estimated completion date of November 2018. The company said the expansion will create more than 30 new jobs over the next two years.
Bicycling In The WSJ
From this weekend's edition of The WSJ: David Byrne on traveling the world by bicycle -- and getting lost.
The former Talking Heads frontman, who’s touring the world for his album ’American Utopia,’ on his penchant for two-wheeled exploration, losing his way in a Swedish forest and his devotion to leftovers.
This spring summer, you may notice a familiar-looking figure pedaling along your local cycling path, and you may ask yourself: “Is that David Byrne, the former frontman of Talking Heads?”
It could well be. Mr. Byrne has just embarked on a world tour—taking him to more than 90 cities, from Santiago, Chile, this Friday, to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 17—to promote his new album, “American Utopia,” and he’s bringing his bike.
Though this is his first solo record since 2004, these last 14 years haven’t been idle ones. Mr. Byrne has racked up countless miles, and he has the projects to show for it. His cycling habit led to his 2009 book “Bicycle Diaries,” a collection of essays drawn from his two-wheeled excursions in cities such as Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Pittsburgh and New York, where he lives, as well as Manila, in the Philippines, where he found inspiration for “Here Lies Love,” the 2010 disco-musical about Imelda Marcos he created in collaboration with Fatboy Slim.
Mr. Byrne’s worldly expeditions informed another recent project, called “Reasons to be Cheerful,” a collection of pioneering initiatives in wide-ranging fields, from transportation to energy production, all cataloged on a website of the same name. His observations on these initiatives gave rise to a TED Talk-like presentation, which he’s given recently in New York, London, Amsterdam and Berlin.