Frederick, Colo. – April 3, 2017 – On Friday, March 31, GE Johnson Construction Company celebrated the topping out of the Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) Project Apothecary, a multi-structure expansion project on Agilent’s Frederick Campus. Workers installed the final piece of structural steel on the project as the project team, including company representatives from GE Johnson, Agilent Technologies, CRB Architects and Engineers, Murphy Company, Sturgeon Electric Company and others cheered in the drizzling rain.
The expansion, which broke ground in October of 2016, consists of a manufacturing building, a bulk tank farm and a lab/office building. The current production facility design includes the installation of a single production train with the space and utilities available to expand to a second train. The project is currently on track to reach completion in late 2018.
Dating back several hundred years to Scandinavia, the topping out ceremony marks the placement of the final piece of structural steel and is intended to celebrate the good fortune of the project. The event also allows all those involved to look forward to the completion of the building.
Mike Dennis, construction executive for GE Johnson and the Agilent Project Apothecary, said: “This event is symbolic of our progress on this project, which can be credited to great teamwork and collaboration. We are delivering this project safely, with quality and schedule as priorities.”
The topping out was followed by a barbeque lunch for all site workers as a milestone celebration and recognition for completing all work to date without a single injury.
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