December 18, 2012
GEC Recognizes Portage School District Administration Building
PORTAGE, WI – On Monday, December 10, General Engineering Company (GEC) presented a plaque in recognition of the Portage School District Administration Building’s one-year anniversary.
“Working with the Building Trades students made this one of the most rewarding projects that I have worked on in my 21 years at General Engineering Company.” -Kent Fish, Vice President of GEC
The Portage Building Trades class first broke ground for the administration building in September 2010, which was followed by the building opening in the late summer of 2011. Today, the new structure houses the administration staff of the Portage School District.
“Working with the Building Trades students made this one of the most rewarding projects that I have worked on in my 21 years at General Engineering Company,” said Kent Fish, Vice President of GEC. Fish first became involved on the project when the school was looking for project ideas for the Building Trades class in 2010. At GEC, Fish specializes in structural engineering and carries over 29 years of experience in the construction industry.[caption id="attachment_1473" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Kent Fish, Vice President and Jolene O’Brion, Engineering Technician, present a congratulatory plaque to Charles Poches, Portage School District Administrator.[/caption]
The plaque itself features an etched photo of the completed Gerstenkorn Administration Building, followed by a special thank you to all the students, staff, and volunteers who helped construct the 7,900 square foot building.