Do it Best has signed a lease to become the anchor tenant at Electric Works, enabling the largest privately held company in Indiana to maintain Allen County as its global headquarters and grow its team in the coming years.

The lease calls for Do it Best Corp. to occupy approximately 200,000 square feet of space on multiple floors in Building 26 on the project’s West Campus, with the ability to add up to 20,000 square feet more if needed for expansion. Do it Best will move into Electric Works as soon as construction is complete on West Campus, which is expected to be in the second half of 2022.

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Weigand Construction welcomed more than 50 local companies interested in being a part of Phase 1 of construction at Electric Works to a meeting Wednesday morning. The pre-bid meeting enabled Weigand leaders to walk through the details of the construction process and how the project’s general contractor will solicit bids for a number of components, products and services. Companies interested in bidding on any aspects of the construction process were encouraged to attend Wednesday’s pre-bid meeting.

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On July 22, we invited elected officials from the city and county, as well as representatives from the Downtown Trust and the Redevelopment Commission, to tour several buildings and see firsthand the amazing amount of clean-up, remediation and site-prep that’s been completed by Weigand Construction and its partners.

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“It’s a history worth saving,” he said. “We think it’s going to be a great recruiting opportunity for us and our future.”

Do it Best Corp. President and CEO Dan Starr and several other company leaders spoke with the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette for its July 19 edition, reiterating their support for Electric Works and the importance of the project in its ability to call Fort Wayne home for the long-term. Read the article here.

Joshua’s Hand, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013, today announces its workforce development initiative, Joshua Works. Joshuaworks.org

Joshua Works is partnering with Broadway Redevelopment Partners and Weigand Construction to advocate for Minority, Women and Veteran Business owners for contractual opportunities on the Electric Works project. In addition, the Joshua Works initiative was created to recruit, cultivate, and train a viable workforce to address the unemployment and underemployment in the construction trades.

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Joshua’s Hand, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013, announced the launch of its workforce development initiative, Joshua Works. Joshuaworks.org. Joshua Works is partnering with Broadway Redevelopment Partners and Weigand Construction to advocate for Minority, Women and Veteran Business owners for contractual opportunities on the Electric Works project. In addition, the Joshua Works initiative was created to recruit, cultivate, and train a viable workforce to address the unemployment and underemployment in the construction trades.

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