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Andrew Harman Named to the Butler Advisory Council

Posted by J.A. Wagner Construction on Dec 18, 2018 8:17:00 PM

We're proud to announce the recent appointment of our own Andrew Harman to the North American Butler Builder® Advisory Council. Andrew is one of 12 Advisory Council members appointed to the committee from across North America. Members serve a two-year term.

“There are more than 1,400 commercial building professionals in the Butler Builder network. Being named to the Advisory Council is quite the honor for me,” says Harman.

The Advisory Council is comprised of leading Butler Builders who assist in the process of forming, evaluating and rolling out new concepts, tools and solutions to achieve greater success.

“Over the past two years, we've launched a number of new initiatives with the help of the Advisory Council representatives,” notes Greg Pasley, President of Butler Manufacturing.

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Topics: pre-engineered metal buildings, Butler Manufacturing

J.A. Wagner Helps Global Link Rev Up for RV Industry Growth

Posted by Andrew Harman on Aug 21, 2018 10:12:00 AM

It has been a pleasure to continue our relationship with Global Link Distribution in Elkhart, Indiana. The J.A. Wagner Construction team recently completed a major expansion and renovation project that’s helping the company handle myriad challenges as a result of its vital and rapidly-expanding business.

Global Link Distribution is a leading supplier of OEM products for the RV, manufactured housing, cargo trailer, fencing, and cabinet shop industries. Founded in 2007, Global Link’s products include locksets, fasteners, latches, drawer slides, and cabinet hardware. Innovators at the firm also perform research and development in their quest to provide the highest quality products and customer service to the growing RV industry.

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Topics: Expansion, Elkhart, Indiana, pre-engineered metal buildings

Shield Restraints: Securing a New Addition in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted by Andrew Harman on Jun 14, 2018 9:49:59 AM


J.A. Wagner has completed a 42,875-square-foot production and warehouse space for Shield Restraint Systems, Inc. Located at 3802 Gallatin Way in Elkhart, Indiana, the pre-engineered steel structure is an addition to an existing facility built by our team in 2006. The expansion adds 10,500 square feet of warehouse space with two loading docks and a new 32,375-square-foot temperature-controlled production area.

Shield produces restraints and retraction systems for ATVs, child seats, forklifts, off-road equipment, recreational vehicles, trucks, buses, and airplanes. Around the world, leading vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket distributors, seating providers, and child safety seat manufacturers all trust Shield for quality occupant safety systems and restraints.

This expansion required the installation of some unique equipment, including a 300-ton stamping press with an isolated foundation, five 180-ton horizontal molding presses, one 40-ton molding press, and an overhead bus duct to power the assembly cells.

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Topics: Expansion, Elkhart, Indiana, pre-engineered metal buildings

Welch Packaging: Building A Local Economy [VIDEO]

Posted by Andrew Harman on Dec 1, 2016 8:25:00 AM


J.A. Wagner is constructing several pre-engineered steel buildings for Welch Packaging as part of their $16 million plant and machinery investment.

By the end of January—if the weather cooperates—construction will be complete on several new buildings for Welch Packaging in Elkhart, Indiana. Design-build construction began in May on what will be a $16 million plant and machinery investment to expand Welch Packaging’s capabilities.

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Topics: Design-Build Construction, Butler Manufacturing, pre-engineered metal buildings, Welch Packaging

J.A. Wagner Earns Two Prestigious Butler® Awards

Posted by Andrew Harman on Oct 27, 2016 9:17:00 AM


Spheros, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of engine-independent HVAC systems for commercial vehicles, has a new 135,000-square-foot Butler pre-engineered building in Elkhart, Indiana.

For more than 44 years, J.A. Wagner has provided quality construction solutions for our clients in every shape, size and configuration. Custom construction is our specialty, and we recognize no limits when it comes to our client’s needs and satisfaction. We enjoy engineering solutions to the challenges that our clients’ face. Light or heavy industrial buildings, hi-tech manufacturing facilities, corporate office buildings and religious facilities are just a few of the projects found in our portfolio. We pride ourselves in teaming up with clients to identify their needs, and to construct facilities that will serve them not only today, but well into the future.

So, it is no surprise that 33 years ago, we become a Butler Builder®. That makes J.A. Wagner an important part of the largest network of construction professionals in the world—a full-service commercial construction firm that offers capabilities from construction to complete turnkey design-build services. And, we are proud to announce that J.A. Wagner was recently presented with two prestigious awards from Butler Manufacturing at its recent annual sales meeting.

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Topics: design-build, Butler Manufacturing, Awards, pre-engineered metal buildings

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