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Airport Construction Alert:
Steel Installation Begins for Terminal 2 Expansion  

Beginning today, passengers and airport visitors will start to see construction crews building "up" as structural steel for the airport's 445,000 square-foot terminal expansion is installed just west of the existing Terminal 2.


Fun facts:

         Almost 800 piles to support the terminal building have already been positioned

         5,000 tons of steel is needed to provide the structural framework for the terminal


Installation of the steel will take place over the coming six months. Stay tuned for photos of our progress! In the meantime, look at the crane we'll use to install our steel. The 225-ton Manitowoc 888 crawler crane has a reach of 190 feet with the boom fully extended. The crane is set up to pick columns weighing as much as 23 tons for the new terminal! It's valued at nearly $1 million and it will be on site for the next several months.


Manitowoc crane  


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