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2011 News Archive


Mortenson Named a Chicago Top 100 Workplace

December 16, 2011

Mortenson was selected as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2011, based on the responses to an employee survey asking opinions on six areas of the workplace: Direction: Assessment of the company's values, leaders and strategy Execution: Assessment of the how the company communicates and gets work done Career: Opportunity for training and progression Conditions: Assessment of the...


Mortenson Construction Completes Elk Wind Project

December 05, 2011

Mortenson Construction, one of the leading renewable contractors in North America, has completed construction of the Elk Wind Project located in Greeley, Iowa. Owned by RPM Access, an independent developer, owner and operator of wind farms in the Midwest, the project will add 41 megawatts to the state's 3600-plus megawatts of wind energy currently online. Mortenson was responsible for the design and...


Wisconsin Energy Institute Project Achieves 365 Days Without an Injury

December 01, 2011

The Wisconsin Energy Institute project achieved 365 days without injury on November 1, and the project is currently at 385 days without an injury. Mortenson Construction is the construction manager on this $46 million project. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the 107,000-square-foot Wisconsin Energy Institute will bring together leading researchers from the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative, the Great Lakes...


Mortenson Construction Completes Macho Springs Wind Project

November 17, 2011

Mortenson Construction and Element Power US, LLC, owner and developer of the Macho Springs Wind Farm located in Deming, NM gathered with community leaders and landowners to celebrate completion of New Mexico’s newest wind energy facility. Output from the 50 megawatt project will be sold to Tucson Electric Power (TEP) under a long-term power purchase agreement. “As TEP’s first dedicated...


Wendy Kram joins Mortenson Construction as Senior Business Development Manager

November 16, 2011

Mortenson Construction is pleased to announce the recent addition of Senior Business Development Manager Wendy Kram. Wendy is responsible for strategic business development in the mission critical and corporate marketplace. “Wendy is well-known and respected within the industry,” said Ken Sorensen, Vice President and General Manager for Mortenson’s Minneapolis office. “Her technical...


Robert Solfelt Joins Mortenson Development as Director of Real Estate Development

November 15, 2011

Mortenson Development, an affiliate of M. A. Mortenson Company, Golden Valley, is pleased to announce Robert Solfelt has joined the organization as director of real estate development. Solfelt will help lead development services for Mortenson across the Twin Cities and the Midwest. Mortenson Development has been providing real estate development services to customers since1975. It has developed more than 50...