July 15, 2014

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Pictured from left to right are: Greg Voegtle (Principle Construction Corp.), Mike Long (Principle Construction Corp.), Robert Super (Blackshire Commercial Real Estate), Jeff Oswald (Chicago Mold Engineering), Ralph Oswald (Chicago Mold Engineering), James Brucato (Principle Construction Corp.), Paul Cohen (Principle Construction Corp.), Les Okunowski (Heitman Architects, Inc.)

(Bannockburn, IL, July 10, 2014)- James A. Brucato and Mark E. Augustyn, owners of Principle Construction Corp., are pleased to announce that their firm broke ground on a partial demolition, expansion and renovation for Chicago Mold Engineering Co., Inc building at 3620 Swenson Avenue in St. Charles, Illinois. Principle was chosen by Blackshire Real Estate, for this project.

The project will include the demolition of an 18,770 square foot existing warehouse and manufacturing building to accommodate a new 39,539 square foot crane building facility. The Principle team will demolish a portion of the existing pre-cast concrete facility to make way for a new two bay crane building.

The addition will be constructed 9’ taller than the existing building, constructed of load-bearing insulated precast concrete and will include two (2) 70’ span crane bays 270’ long each.  The building steel has been designed using independent structural frames to allow multiple cranes per bay with capacities up to 30 tons.  Specific areas of the existing slab on grade will be retained to allow for adaptive re-use.  The facility will be fully air conditioned and additional electrical service shall be added to accommodate added production loads.  The project shall incorporate the construction of new washroom, locker room and break room facilities.

“We anticipate using as much of the existing building as possible while creating a new, modern space for Chicago Mold Engineering,” stated James Brucato of Principle Construction Corp. “We are also sensitive to the needs of our client and will be scheduling our work with the tenants in the existing building to complete construction without disrupting existing operations.”

Principle’s Paul Cohen will be the project manager, Mike Long  will be the project executive and Greg Voegtle will be the Superintendent on the project.  Heitman Architects will provide architectural services. Completion of the renovation and expansion is scheduled for Fall 2014.

Principle Construction Corp. is a leading design/build general contracting firm that has been serving the Chicago Metro, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana industrial markets since 1999.  Specializing in the design and construction of manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, medical, office, laboratory and food processing facilities, Principle has built a solid reputation for providing unsurpassed service to its clients and the ability to successfully complete even the most complex projects. Additionally, Principle has extensive expertise in expansions and additions, tenant improvements, site evaluation, due diligence and value engineering.  Leading industry publications and professionals continually recognize Principle Construction as one of the field’s best and most prestigious design/build firms.