Supporters and company officials gathered in Roberts, Wisconsin on June 24th for a ceremonial groundbreaking with Harris Rebar.

The project includes the construction of a 50,000 square foot rebar fabrication and office facility. The site was developed by Derrick Companies and includes the extension of a rail spur into the site.

Upon completion, the Harris locations in Minneapolis, Menomonie, and Eau Claire will be consolidated in Roberts. Harris Rebar is owned by Nucor, North America’s most diversified producer of steel and steel products. Nucor’s brand family ranges from the raw materials to finished steel products. Nucor maintains operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products include carbon and alloy steel — in bars, beams, sheet and plate; hollow structural section tubing; electrical conduit; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor is also North America’s largest recycler.

The general contractor is Derrick Building Solutions (New Richmond) and the architect is Cedar Corp. (Menomonie).   The Village of Roberts and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) provided valuable assistance with the project.

Pictured in the large group photo above are:

L-R:  Tom Derrick – Derrick Companies, John Bond – Village of Roberts, Wisconsin State Representative Shannon Zimmerman, Dan Yerks – Harris Rebar, Cory Scheidler – Cedar Corporation, Chad Derrick – Derrick Companies, Mike Lewis – Harris Rebar, Royce Pavelka – The Brookshire Company, Jeff Olson – Harris Rebar, Brett Anderson – Harris Rebar, Kevin Derrick – Derrick Companies, Bill Derrick – Derrick Companies, Bill Rubin – St. Croix Economic Development Corporation, Aaron Sundeen – Derrick Companies