Major renovation for historic Northwestern Building in Minneapolis

Minneapolis’s Northwestern Building, originally built in 1914 as a glass factory, is undergoing a major renovation. The 85,000-sf, four-story building is now serves as office space for multiple tenants in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood.

December 16, 2013 |
Drew Ballensky

Minneapolis’s Northwestern Building, originally built in 1914 as a glass factory, is undergoing a major renovation. The 85,000-sf, four-story building is now serves as office space for multiple tenants in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood.

RJM Construction is renovating 26,000 sf of common areas with work consisting of restored windows, repairs to the roof and building exterior, mechanical system improvements, elevator upgrades and new finishes. Construction is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2014.

RJM Construction also is renovating space in the Northwestern Building for tenant Yamamoto, which will occupy 12,000 sf on the second floor.

(http://www.rejournals.com/2013/10/01/rjm-construction-starts-renovation-work-on-historic-northwestern-building-in-minneapolis/)

Drew Ballensky | Reconstruction Blog

Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.

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