Students, Staff Participate in Topping Out Milestone at Cañon City Middle School

Cañon City, Colo., Oct. 8, 2019 – Students, teachers, administrators and GE Johnson project team members celebrated the Cañon City Middle School topping out ceremony on Hickey Field yesterday.

This topping out involved a 13-foot, 286-pound beam, which was painted white and branded with the blue GE Johnson logo. The project team gave students the opportunity to sign the beam during recess the week prior. The beam was then placed on the structure that will house the woodshop classroom, the cafeteria, upstairs classrooms and more.

The Cañon City Middle School project broke ground in April 2019, with the first phase including the demolition of a two-story building containing a gymnasium, auditorium, and mechanical and electric room. Up next for the school is to dry in the structure in order to get it ready for winter.

The new middle school is part of a multi-facility repair, renovation, and upgrade project made possible by a successful bond and a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant. The design-build project is being performed by RTA Architects and GE Johnson Construction Co. This project is scheduled for completion in Spring 2021.

About GE Johnson Construction Company

For more than half a century, GE Johnson Construction Company has been dedicated to enriching our communities by leading and building projects with the best people and ideas. The company embraces the power of ingenuity and trusting relationships, and values integrity, safety, collaboration, and excellence. GE Johnson is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with offices in: Denver, Colorado; Vail, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


GE Johnson team members installing final beam
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