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Hurley K-12 School expansion project takes shape


June 14, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

Angelo Luppino's construction workers Jesse Kyte, left, and Craig Messerschmidt place a row of blocks to finish the walls of Hurley K-12 School's Northwoods Manufacturing expansion.


Hurley - Outside walls are nearly erected at Hurley K-12 School's Northwoods Manufacturing expansion project and work on the roof deck is expected to take place within a week.

The combination of nice weather and contractors doing good work has resulted in no issues and the project is progressing "better then expected," Greg Phillips, construction manager for the school said.

"So far everything has gone smoothly and ahead of schedule," he said.

In a few weeks the building's "envelope" will be put together, allowing crews the ability to continue working during inclement weather.

The roof materiel being used is a "single-ply membrane," which Phillips said is very similar to the school's existing roof and is expected to last around 15 years

Structural engineers took into account anticipated snow loads he said. The area where the buildings butt up against each other will be reinforced.

"There will be a little bit more snow there than what would have been there before," he said.

The $1.2 million addition will expand the metal and woodworking shop by approximately 6,500 square feet, roughly doubling its existing size.

Keven Genisot, district administrator for Hurley, said the plan is still to be completed before classes start.

"We're still on schedule, maybe a touch ahead even" he said.

The school is scheduled to host an open house the last Thursday in August where tours of the facility will be offered.

"There is only one or two school districts in the state of Wisconsin that will have the facility we have when we're done," Genisot said.


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