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Coming SOON!

Exciting things are happening in East Moline! The brand new Hyatt Place | Hyatt House hotel will open next month and construction has begun on additional projects at The Bend. The Hotel I am TALL | 9-stories Dual Brand | Hyatt House & Hyatt Place The View | Every room has views of the Mississippi…

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Worldwide Brand Distributor Coming to Walcott

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Long-term client, the Iowa 80 Group, solicited Russell in early 2018 to build a 100,000 s.f. Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) in Walcott, IA, home of their corporate headquarters and World’s Largest Truckstop. Iowa 80’s intent was to lease the building to the Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company upon project completion. This will…

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Vegter Steel Fabrication Expansion Underway

Vegter Steel Fabrication Expansion Underway The $2.5 million expansion of Vegter Steel Fabrication in Morrison, IL is now underway. This project will add an additional 18,000 s.f. to the facility that will be used to store a structural steel beam blasting unit as well as an automated conveying system. The conveying system will allow the…

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Rivermont Collegiate Breaks Ground on New STEAM Center

Rivermont Collegiate Breaks Ground on New STEAM Center On Monday, November 5th, Rivermont Collegiate broke ground on their new $3.2 million STEAM Center. This new facility will focus on promoting educational studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The new building will feature office space, state-of-the-art Biology and Chemistry labs, two…

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Original concept drawing of the PACc

Moline-Coal Valley School District #40

Bartlett Performing Arts Center The Russell team is in the last quarter of construction activities of the Bartlett Performing Art Center at Moline High School. This has been a unique project from the beginning with the Bartlett Foundation providing the majority of funding, along with additional funds from Moline-Coal Valley School District #40 to make…

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Front entrance of Dixon High School with scaffolding

Dixon Public Schools 170

Project Update Last year we told you about the capital improvement projects at Dixon Public Schools 170 in Dixon, IL. Fast-forward one year later, and the Russell team is working hard on the second-year phase of three projects for Dixon. Significant work is being performed at Dixon High School, Washington Elementary and Jefferson Elementary schools…

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Champion of Technology

Frangipane Named Top 50 Technology Adoption Leaders of 2018 BuiltWorlds has named Rebecca Frangipane, Russell’s Director of Virtual Construction, to its list of Top 50 Technology Adoption Leaders of 2018. This elite list of individuals was selected because they have taken on newly created leadership roles in architecture, engineering, construction and real estate firms — in order to…

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Final Beam Erected of Black Hawk College Building 1

Final Beam Erected of Black Hawk College Building 1 On Wednesday, October 17th, students, faculty, and community members gathered to sign the final beam of the Building 1 addition at Black Hawk College in Moline before it was erected.  The beam was placed 27 feet high as a part of the service stairwell. On the…

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Russell Breaks Ground on New Headquarters 2.0

New Russell HQ 2.0 Officially Breaks Ground Russell is pleased to announce we have officially broke ground on a new 22,500 s.f. corporate headquarters office building, located approximately 375 feet from our current office in the Birchwood Fields Office Park in Davenport, IA. This new corporate office space is a result of new tenants looking…

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Welcome: Matthew Vermillion

Welcome: Matthew Vermillion Russell is excited to welcome the newest Project Engineer to the Russell team– MATTHEW VERMILLION! A graduate of Iowa State University, Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.  Throughout college, he held numerous internships with large civil, electrical and general contractors.  Most recently Matthew was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy…

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