July 24,2013 (Minneapolis, MN) – The new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium
Construction Manager, Mortenson Construction, will be holding information sessions
with project partner Thor Construction around the state to provide an overview of
the project including introducing the project team, reviewing the project schedule
and explaining the procurement opportunities and timeline. The Minnesota Sports
Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings announced today that the information
sessions will be held in Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth and Mankato.
“It is important that the new Minnesota Stadium be built by Minnesota companies and
by Minnesota workers,” said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports
Facilities Authority. “Mortenson/Thor representatives will be traveling statewide
to make sure that the Minnesota construction industry is aware of what opportunities
exist to be part of this historic project.”
The legislation enabling the construction of a new stadium sets goals for minority
and women owned business participation of 11% and 9% owned businesses respectively.
The legislation also sets goals for workforce participation of 32% minority and 6%
women in the construction phase. The Construction Services Agreement Equity Plan
also establishes a Veterans Inclusion Program to include veteran owned businesses
and veterans in the workforce of construction of the new stadium.
“We will be traveling the state to share information about this exceptional project
with all interested specialty contractors and suppliers,” said John Wood, Senior
Vice President of Mortenson Construction. “We want to ensure that we get the word
out to all potential vendors and contractors that there are many opportunities to
Mortenson/Thor Information Sessions (All events will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm)
July 29, 2013 – Minneapolis- International Market Square, Studio 185, 275 Market
August 6, 2013 – Rochester- Marriott, Ballroom II, 101 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester.
August 7, 2013 – Duluth- Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods, Moorish Room, 231 East
Superior Street, Duluth.
August 8, 2013 – Mankato- City Center Hotel, Hughes Johnson Banquet Room, 101 East
Main Street, Mankato.