After completing the various stages of planning throughout 2013, it was announced on November 26 that Dane County would be awarding a $20.7 million dollar contract to Miron Construction for the construction of new multi-use pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center. The pavilions, which total 290,000 square feet, will be replacing the nine current agricultural barns. Construction is set to begin after the Midwest Horse Fair in April 2014 with completion in time for the 2014 World Dairy Expo in late September.
The first pavilion is 90,000 square feet, can be heated, and features a mezzanine level and pre-function space, concessions, restrooms, showers, cattle and horse stalls, wash bays, and much more. The second pavilion is 200,000 square feet, has concessions, restrooms, and a milking parlor. These state of the art facilities play a vital role in keeping longtime customers, such as World Dairy Expo and The Midwest Horse Fair, as well as attracting new customers and events to Madison.
A multi-million dollar naming rights deal for the facilities with New Holland Agriculture & Construction, along with other public/private funding partnerships with the State of Wisconsin, World Dairy Expo, the Midwest Horse Fair/Wisconsin Horse Council, and AEC food service provider, Centerplate have helped make the expansion possible.
OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT NEWS
It is with sadness and great respect we announce that Rick Meyer, Senior Electrician and inhouse Rock Star retired his position with Dane County on Friday December 13th after nearly 24 years. We wish him the best as he finally takes some time for himself.
If you are unable to work your shift or will be late call
608-267-3950 and PRESS #2 to "leave a message for your supervisor" to ensure your call in is recorded and any absences are not counted against you.
Full Time Staff reminder to submit your 2014 vacation request through January 15. LTE's make sure your availability sheet is current. Our busy season has returned in full force. Full or part time we can't do this job or be successful without YOU and we certainly can't do it if we're not ALL WORKING TOGETHER; functioning and communicating as a team, treating each other with respect. Scheduling is equally based on need and availability in relation to your reliability, productivity and attitude and adherance to Employee Work Rules.