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Commercial | MORTON BUILDINGS INC. construction centers and six manufacturing facilities throughout the »With 118Morton Buildings completes approximately 5,500 projects each year. These country, Consistent Success S uccess is something that has to be built upon, a fact that no contractor knows better than Morton Buildings Inc. Since it was founded in 1903, the firm has thrived by following its own business model. “What we do here is not the traditional way a company works because we have an expansive product offering and wide geographic foot print,” Director of Crews Kevin Potter notes. “Our diversity helps us to better serve our customers.” With approximately 5,500 buildings completed each year, Morton Buildings’ portfolio is diverse. The company constructs a wide variety of projects, from machine sheds and suburban storage buildings to equestrian facilities and single-family homes. Morton also works on a wide range of commercial building projects including: retail centers, churches, dealerships, veterinary clinics, fire stations, car washes and aircraft hangars. Morton Buildings provides service from building concept to completion and everything in between. The company has 118 construction centers and six manufacturing facilities located across the country. Morton also employees project managers and works with Allied Design Architectural and Engineering Group, P.C. when their services are required. include equestrian facilities, single-family homes and various commercial structures. EACH YEAR, MORTON WORKS THOUSANDS OF JOBS, NEVER COMPROMISING QUALITY. BY BROOKE INFUSINO Morton Buildings Inc. • Headquarters: Morton, Ill. • Services: Steel covered post-frame buildings “From concept through completion, on a wide range of lowrise projects, Morton literally has you covered.” -Kevin Potter, director of crews Morton buildings are typically efficient to build and provide an economic value to the customer. Features such as Morton Buildings exclusive Energy Performer® insulation system helps to cut down on heating and cooling costs year round. While the company is known for the construction of timber-frame buildings with metal-clad exteriors, Morton also offers a large number of options in both siding and roofing. Nearly any commercially available product can be used on a Morton building, including brick/stone and vinyl. As Morton adjusts to this year’s weak construction climate, Morton Buildings estimates completion of around 5,200 buildings in 2009. “We have been very successful as a company, even in 2009,” Potter explains. “We might be off 15 to 20 percent, but the sales team has done a great job in taking advantage of the market. We are heading into the new year feeling optimistic. Dan Nyberg, director of sales, knows what has helped Morton Buildings during the recent financial uncertainty. “In this economy, our business is driven by the agricultural markets,” he says. “Farmers continue to have needs for machine storage buildings. A large part of these buildings are used for the grain farming and processing niche. Grain prices have been decent in the past couple of years, and some are benefiting from the 50 percent accelerated depreciation credit on these purchases.” This year the agricultural sector has grown to nearly 50 percent of Morton’s sales, with the next largest sector being commercial, which represents about 15 percent of its business. Nyberg says the company is looking to market more towards this sector in the coming years. The appeal of government-owned projects is also strong right now, and Nyberg says the company is making its move into that arena as more projects are available thanks to funding from the stimulus act. “This year has been hard to predict, and it’s tough to know what 2010 will throw at us, but we believe that more emphasis will be placed CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009

Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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