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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Randy Schaefer: SBS Project Using All Local Men and Material

You can't judge a building project's commitment to local economic development by its house wrap: landowner Randy Schaefer e-mails to say that the Menards house wrap on the Secure Banking Solutions building going up in his taxpayer-assisted commercial/residential development on South Washington Avenue is an exception to an otherwise keenly locally focused project.

According to Mr. Schaefer,

ALL building materials for my building were purchased here in Madison…at Pro-Build. That was my requirement when I bid it out. I hired a local contractor who hired local people and local subcontractors to build with locally purchased materials. It may have cost me extra to do so, but I did it because it’s the right thing to do, and I try to practice what I preach.

Why the Menards wrap? After listening to my rant about how for the love of all that’s good he could possibly have put Menards wrap on my local Pro-Build building, he admitted that he saved himself a little money…$420…by using wrap he had left over from a prior job [Randy Schaefer, personal communication, 2010.12.07].

Mr. Schaefer assures us that a new sign will be going up in front of the development shortly declaring the all-local nature of the project. If he's smart, he'll even put a link to this Madville Times article so people know who inspired the sign.

1 comment:

  1. So, it's all for one, and one for all. My faith is restored.


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