Minnesota Department of Transportation

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May 9, 2014

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Winona Bridge meeting to introduce businesses to contractor set for May 20


ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be holding a public meeting Tuesday, May 20 to introduce the Ames Construction team as the Winona Bridge Construction Manager General Contractor to the Winona business community. 

This meeting is open to Winona area businesses that have an interest in the project and is an opportunity for local Winona businesses, subcontractors, and potential Disadvantaged Business Enterprise vendors to introduce their products and services to Ames for upcoming construction bidding on the project, which is expected to begin in June.

Representatives from Ames Construction and MnDOT will be available for introductions and discussions from 9 a.m. to noon at Wanek Hall, Winona Historical Center, 160 Johnson Street, Winona, MN 55987.

“MnDOT and Ames Construction are committed to working closely with the Winona area business community.  This meeting is meant to establish important contacts for both Ames and the Winona area businesses,” said Terry Ward, Winona Bridge project manager for MnDOT. Information on this program can be read at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/civilrights/dbe.html.

Jerry Volz of Ames Construction explained what businesses can expect at the meeting: “We will be bringing several Ames representatives to discuss opportunities for the local businesses and vendors, contractors, subcontractors and vendors looking for opportunities to quote some portions of the work on the new bridge and approaches.” It will also be a time for vendors such as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Targeted Business Group and veterans who want to see what opportunities are available for them to quote portions of the work or supplying materials.

Community members are encouraged to view www.mndot.gov/winonabridge for background information on the project; agendas, presentations, and notes from the Visual Quality Review Committee; a project animation; and to sign up to receive periodic email updates about the project.

A Facebook page has also been setup for the project. Community members are encouraged to ‘like’ the page to receive periodic project updates, and as an additional way to submit questions. The Facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/WinonaBridge.