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2015 News Archive

HARRIS COMPANIES TO PROVIDE MECHANICAL SERVICES FOR HENNEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER’S NEW AMBULATORY OUTPATIENT SPECIALTY CENTER

St. Paul, MN. (December 17, 2015) — Harris Companies is finishing up work on the U.S. Bank Stadium and is pleased to announce it has been selected to provide mechanical services for the nearby HCMC Ambulatory Outpatient Specialty Center. The new construction and the improved healthcare access it will bring to downtown residents is something to keep an eye on as construction unfolds over the next two years. Read Finance & Commerce’s article about Harris’s involvement in this important Minneapolis project.

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE NAMES HARRIS MECHANICAL INTERMOUNTAIN ONE OF SALT LAKE’S TOP WORKPLACES

Salt Lake City, UT. (December 3, 2015) — The Salt Lake Tribune recognized Harris Mechanical Intermountain’s exceptional work environment and employee culture by including the office in their Top Workplaces list for 2015.

FINANCE & COMMERCE REPORTS ON HARRIS’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA’S STEAM PLANT RETROFIT

St. Paul, MN. (November 28, 2015) — Finance & Commerce reported on Harris Mechanical’s role in the retrofit of the University of Minnesota’s Old Main Heating Plant. Find out how Harris is helping transform the 103 year old building with an energy-efficient turbine generator.

MIDWEST ENERGY NEWS EXPLORES HARRIS’S WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

St. Paul, MN. (October 30, 2015) — Get the full story on Harris Mechanical’s work with partner Novus Energy to turn farm waste into a renewable energy source.

ENR RANKS HARRIS 20th ON LIST OF TOP MECHANICAL FIRMS FOR 2015

St. Paul, MN. (October 26, 2015) — Harris Companies was ranked 20th on the Engineering News Record (ENR’s) list of top mechanical contractors for 2015. The list is published annually as part of ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors. Additionally, Superior Air Handling, a division of Harris Companies based in Utah, was ranked 3rd among Top Sheet Metal Contractors.

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL FEATURES HARRIS’S WORK AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA RETROFIT PROJECT

St. Paul, MN. (October 7, 2015) The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal highlighted Harris Mechanical’s work to retrofit the University of Minnesota’s Old Main Heating Plant. Read more about the project that will save the university an estimated $176 million in energy costs.

PANSTADIA & ARENA MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS HARRIS’S HVAC WORK

St. Paul, MN. (September 14, 2015) — Harris Mechanical’s work on Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium was featured in an article about the challenges of designing and installing HVAC systems in modern stadiums. Read more about the cutting-edge work Harris is performing at U.S. Bank Stadium.

HARRIS COMPANIES APPOINTS PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION, MICHEL MICHNO

St. Paul, MN. (August 27, 2015) — Harris Companies is pleased to welcome executive Michel Michno as the company’s new President of Construction. With over 30 years of construction industry experience that includes strategic planning and the development, implementation and automation of advanced design systems, he brings a wealth of ideas, insights, and energy to the company. For more information about Michel click here.

U.S. BANK REACHES STADIUM NAMING RIGHTS DEAL WITH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minneapolis, MN. (June 16, 2015) — The Minneapolis-based bank will have their name on the stadium, formerly referred to here as the Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium, making it the fourth NFL facility to have a bank’s name on it. Harris continues work on the stadium and is on schedule for a June 2016 completion date. Read more here.

FINANCE AND COMMERCE ANNOUNCES TOP PROJECTS OF 2014; TWO HARRIS MECHANICAL PROJECTS INCLUDED

Minneapolis, MN. (May 20, 2015) — Two Harris Mechanical projects, Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center Phase I, and University of Minnesota Amundson Hall Gore Annex are included in Finance and Commerce’s annual Top Projects list. Read more here: Top Projects of 2014

WOMEN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS INCLUDING HARRIS WELDER FEATURED ON CBS LOCAL’S MINNESOTANS TO MEET

Minneapolis, MN. (March 24, 2015) — Harris welder Maria Martinez Pinzon is featured in this segment on the women who are helping to build the U.S. Bank Stadium. Click here for video!

HARRIS TO INSTALL STATE-OF-THE ART SNOWFALL DISASTER SYSTEM ON THE U.S. BANK STADIUM

Minneapolis, MN. (March 12, 2015) — An article published in Finance & Commerce explains how the snow-melt system is equipped to handle “the snowstorm of the century.” Read more here.

HARRIS COMPANIES’ WORK ON U.S. BANK STADIUM ONE-THIRD COMPLETE

Minneapolis, MN. (February 9, 2015) — As of February 2015, Harris Companies’ work on the U.S. Bank Stadium is one-third complete. Overall, the project is on schedule to meet its original completion goal of July 2016.

At this time, over 80 Harris’ sheet metal workers, plumbers, and pipefitters are working on many different stages of the build-out. On the west side of the site Earthwork and underground plumbing is ongoing. On the east side, where construction began in the parking lot of the old Metrodome, roof decking and catwalk duct installation is beginning.

In keeping with original goals, all of mechanical systems are being modeled, fabricated, and preassembled before arriving on site. Tested systems, placed on skids, will arrive “just in time” to the jobsite this month, helping to alleviate space issues and work within the tight schedule. Initial testing and check out of equipment on site has already begun to aid in the commissioning and start-up schedule.

  • Recent significant work completed:
  • Upper bowl duct hung off of the catwalk has started.
  • Event Level multi-trade (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection) pipe rack is 25% tested and installed.

24 of 54 air handling units are set in place and tested. 12 of these will provide temporary heating and cooling by Fall 2015.Click here to learn more about our work on the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.