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Safe project results in donation of $50,000 to MICCS Foundation, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – The newest parking structure in Columbus, Indiana, the Cummins Garage, is now open and brings much more than an aesthetically appealing façade to the community.

F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company served as general contractor on the five-story, cast-in-place concrete, 300,000-square-foot Cummins structure accommodating 915 cars. Construction began on the garage in October 2011 and opened on September 4, 2012, nearly one month ahead of schedule, resulting in a net savings on the project. The garage was built accident- and injury-free with nearly 50,000 man hours.

Due to an excellent safety atmosphere, Wilhelm Construction has decided to donate $50,000 of the savings on the project to the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) Foundation. The MICCS Foundation provides financial assistance to families affected by construction-related workplace injuries or loss of life. Safety is a fundamental value for Wilhelm and we believe this is a great opportunity to give back to those in need due to a successful, safe project.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of F.A. Wilhelm,” said Steve Hodgson, President of the MICCS Foundation Board of Directors. “A workplace injury can tragically change lives in mere seconds. The MICCS Foundation was created to ease the burden of those affected and this significant donation will allow us to help more families in their time of need.”

“Everyone at Wilhelm is pleased to support the mission of the MICCS Foundation. We know this donation will support the families of construction workers in their time of need,” said Phil Kenney, President of F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company.

“We were pleased to partner with Wilhelm on the Cummins Garage,” said David Boatwright, Executive Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities. “Wilhelm’s work produced a top-notch structure under budget and on time. And equally as important, Wilhelm showed tremendous commitment to the health and safety of the employees on the job – a commitment that Cummins shares. We commend Wilhelm for their work and for their support of the MICCS Foundation who helps individuals and families who have unfortunately been impacted by workplace injuries.”

Wilhelm Construction will host a check presentation to the MICCS Foundation on Wednesday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. at 3914 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Cummins garage provides a centralized parking location for Cummins employees who work in the downtown Columbus area. Designed by American Structurepoint, Inc. in collaboration with Todd Williams Associates and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, the north and south facades of the garage are eye-catching with the inclusion of an ivy green screen or “living wall.” Over time, the ivy will steadily grow to appear as hedge rows, blocking the view of cars parked within the garage. The garage also incorporates a precast trellis along Jackson Street to match the existing trellis and octagonal columns along the corporate office building.

About MICCS Foundation, Inc.
The MICCS Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide financial assistance to individuals or families affected by a construction or facilities maintenance related incident or loss of life beyond that of worker’s compensation, other insurance or settlements.

About F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company is a construction manager, general contractor and design-builder headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1923. A company with powerful resources, Wilhelm is one of the largest employers of building construction labor in the Midwest. We work in excess of more than 3 million man-hours annually, the equivalent of more than 1500 field employees. Our workforce has completed more than 8,000 projects ranging from parking garages and hospitals, museums and classrooms to treatment plants and major manufacturing facilities.

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