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Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 8, 2012 at 4:51 PM.
Welding equipment manufacturer Miller Electric, Appleton, Wis., and filler metal manufacturer Hobart Brothers Company, Troy, Ohio, have been named the official welding equipment providers of the expansion of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.
The two manufacturers have also partnered with Neenah, Wis.-based general contractor Miron Construction Co., Inc. to provide the project team with the latest in welding and heat treatment technologies, as well as welding safety gear. The companies have worked together to convert traditional processes to new methods of improving weld quality, productivity and safety, such as using Flux-Cored welding techniques and induction heating systems in structural steel applications.
“Welding isn’t often the first thing people think of when they think of the construction industry,” commented Mike Weller, president of Miller. “But it is one of the most critical elements of a heavy structural job like this and provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase these technologies.”
The Lambeau Field expansion will be completed in 2013 and involves substantial new construction to both end zones, including 6,600 new seats in the south end zone and new high-definition video boards in both end zones; about 5,000 tons of steel is being used for the expansion. Both video boards and a new viewing terrace in the north end zone will be operational in time for the 2012 football season.
You can view a live webcam of the construction at www.packers.com/lambeau-field/constructi