The outlook for commercial construction in Minnesota is looking bright! A large part of what we do at East Side Glass Company is commercial glass & glazing subcontract work. As most of you are aware there are a large number of huge commercial building projects and developments slated to begin this year in Minnesota. The Mall of America is almost doubling in size and the new Vikings stadium is now underway, just to name a couple. These two projects alone are enormous, plus they bring with them other buildings & development in these same areas; for example Wells Fargo has announced plans to spend $300 million dollars to build two new towers near the new Vikings stadium just to name one.
Looking away from the big cities, there are also many smaller commercial construction projects just getting underway all throughout the state, including the local St. Cloud metro area. We are beginning to hear rumors of labor shortages, product shortages & possible price increases on construction materials. We at East Side Glass are trying to get ahead of this by increasing our inventory now & by hiring some new employees to prepare for the upcoming year. Our project backlogs are starting to fill in & the bidding has been very busy!
All of us at East Side Glass Company are looking forward to this year & all the new projects & new relationships it will surely bring. There is nothing like watching a building project start from a hole in the ground & end with a beautiful new facility for a new or expanding business. If you have a project in the works and are looking for a bid or a budget number, please call us today to speak with one of our expert commercial project managers. You can also check out our commercial page for more information & to see examples of the many beautiful commercial projects we have had the pleasure of working on in recent years.