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The Weitz Company Announces In-House Design Services and New Office

Date Posted: April 3, 2014

Des Moines, IA (April 3) -– The Weitz Company, a full-service construction firm, is excited to enhance their service offerings with in-house design engineering and the opening of a new design-build office in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. Weitz will deliver innovative design and construction services for new and existing clients to meet industry and service needs.

“This is a byproduct of our continuing growth,” said Len Martling, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weitz Company. “Our new in-house design team—led by Minnesota-based engineering and process experts—will better enable us to meet our clients’ needs and respond to increased market demand. We look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the marketplace.”

With its expanded services underway, Weitz will provide mechanical engineering for process solutions; modular construction integrated with its fabrication capabilities; and will diversify into slipform concrete design and construction. The design expertise aligns with industry markets such as Agriculture, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Heavy Industrial.

Weitz design engineering team will be led by Gerald (Gerry) Leukam, 39-year industry veteran, serving as Director of Business Development. Gerry will be supported by Kevin Grittner, P.E., Engineering Manager with solid experience in structural engineering and project management, and Alexander (Alex) Westlind, P.E., Mechanical Engineering Manager with process design experience.

“Our Minnesota-based team of industry professionals is excited to bring their expertise and over 60 years of combined experience to enhance the industrial and commercial services of Weitz.” Leukam said.

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