PRESS RELEASE: Stahl Selected to Build New 135,000-square-foot Army National Guard Readiness Center

Minneapolis, MN; October 16, 2018 – The State Of Minnesota Department Of Military Affairs recently awarded Stahl the construction contract for a new 135,000-square-foot Readiness Center in Arden Hills, MN. Construction of the $37,872,000 Division Headquarters Building, as a part of the greater Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS), will commence earthwork and utilities this fall and is scheduled for completion in August 2020.

The new Readiness Center will house offices, classrooms, training facilities, and unit administrative spaces for the 34th Infantry Division and is expected to be a LEED Silver certified building.

“Stahl is honored and excited to return to AHATS and be part of this great project,” said Bill Scherling, Stahl’s Director of Project Management. “As an Army combat veteran, this project has significant interest for me and we are proud to be a part of making this state-of-the-art training and readiness facility a reality. This facility will greatly improve the Division’s ability to train and prepare units for their combat and support missions.”

Stahl will work alongside LEO A DALY Architects for this project. A ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 15, 2018. Representatives from LEO A DALY, Minnesota Army National Guard, and Stahl were present.

“This project will represent current thinking in areas that support mission readiness, training, technology, sustainability, energy conservation, and secure workplace environments. The design provides state-of-the-art facilities for those who protect, aid, and defend the freedoms we enjoy,” said Matt Johnson, Managing Principal at LEO A DALY’s Minneapolis office. “We are excited to break ground on a facility that embraces the storied past, celebrates our sustainable future, and supports the important mission of Minnesota’s own 34th Infantry Red Bull Division.”

Army National Guard Readiness Center Groundbreaking
A ground breaking ceremony was held at in Arden Hills on October 15th for the new MN Army National Guard Readiness Center. Pictured (from left to right): Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Arden Hills Mayor David Grant, Stahl Director of Project Management Bill Scherling, and LEO A DALY Director of Operations James Sokolowski


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