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March 26, 2024

GEC helps break ground on the Manufacturing Residence Hall (MRH)-Portage Housing Project

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General Engineering Company (GEC) participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Manufacturing Residence Hall (MRH)-Portage housing project in Portage, WI on Tuesday, March 19. Collaborating with the City of Portage, Manufacturing Resident Hall (MRH), and Holtz Builders, GEC is enthusiastic about its involvement in this Affordable Workforce Housing initiative. While accessible to all, the project primarily aims to address the housing needs of manufacturing employees in the area. The project comprises multiple phases. The first phase involves the construction of three 3-story multifamily dormitory-style buildings, providing a total of 81 units. Each unit will accommodate two residents and feature a full bathroom, microwave, and fridge. Additionally, each floor will offer a communal kitchen space. The buildings will be equipped with 24-hour on-site management, ensuring security around the clock. Future phases will consist of up to two more dormitory buildings along with five traditional-style apartment buildings. Each apartment building will comprise of 16 units, with one- and two-bedroom units. The MRH-Portage housing project marks the 6th collaboration between GEC, IRH/MRH, and Holtz Builders. Other notable locations where GEC has contributed its services include Dollywood in Pigeon Falls, TN, Silver Dollar City in Branson West, MO, Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, MO, Foley, AL (adjacent to Gulf Shores), and Myrtle Beach, SC.