Lexstar Development and Construction broke ground Tuesday, Nov. 6 on a 30,000 square-foot facility that will serve as Wanzek's corporate office, at 2028 2nd Ave. N.W. in West Fargo. The design of the new building will allow office space for over 100 corporate employees and will be located northwest of the current Wanzek Maintenance Facility
The ceremony included words from Lexstar President and CEO Robert Leslie.; Wanzek President James Henry, and Mark Vaux, West Fargo economic development and community services director.
Vaux welcomed Henry who flew in from Texas to mark the significant occasion. "This is a great day for all of us in West Fargo," Vaux said. "Thank you for your commitment to our community and region. It has been a pleasure to partner with Wanzek and the developer, Lexstar Realty on this project."
Wanzek Construction started as a road and bridge building company and over the last 40 years has evolved into a nationwide construction corporation building energy, process facility and civil projects across the United States. Wanzek currently has 1,060 employees in 17 states with additional office locations in Minot, N.D.; Houston, Texas; and Charlotte, N.C. Wanzek was acquired by MasTec, a Coral Gables, Florida based specialty contractor in 2008.
The estimated completion date for the project is the fall of 2013.
The groundbreaking event was hosted by The Fargo-Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce and their ambassador group.