Posts Tagged ‘CA’

Invitation to Bid: Smith River Elementary Gymnasium

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Invitation to Bid


Batzer Construction Inc. is seeking bids from suppliers and qualified sub-contractors for all phases of construction for the Smith River Elementary Gymnasium, in Smith River CA. The project is approximately 10,000 sf new construction. View the plans and specifications at the Del Norte County School District website under Smith River Gym Project, or at the Batzer Construction office.

BIDS & QUALIFICATIONS are due to Batzer Construction by 5:00pm, June 18, 2012. Contact our Estimating Department at 541-773-7553 to be added to the bidders list and to receive the additional information about bidding this project with Batzer Construction, Inc.

CCB # 132902
CA #790651 A&B

Batzer Construction
190 N. Ross Lane
PO Box 4460
Medford, OR 97501, CCB # 132902. Batzer Construction, 190 N. Ross Lane, PO Box 4460, Medford, OR 97501

Star Wars Day- May 4

Friday, May 4th, 2012

In honor of Star Wars Day, from our photo archive, here’s  our team at work in 1978 building the Return of the Jedi sets in the redwoods of N. California.


Who would have ever dreamed that three decades later there would be a “Star Wars” day?!!

Mail Tribune: Batzer Land Contract at California Biomass

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

August 09, 2011

Batzer Construction is the general contractor for Kiara Solar LLC’s project to restart a dormant biomass facility in Anderson, California……  CLICK HERE for the full story

Re-starting a Biomass Facility in Anderson, CA

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Batzer Construction has been selected as the general contractor to restart a dormant Biomass facility in Anderson, CA.   The facility burns plant debris from mills and from agriculture to provide steam heat for the adjacent mills to dry lumber as well as making electricity from steam powered turbines.   The renewable energy they will make is then sold back to the local utility company.

Originally built in 1987, the Biomass plant operated for over a decade.    As the timber economy  the plant owners consolidated and closed the Anderson plant, taking equipment and  parts with them to operate other facilities in N. California.

Fifteen years later, Kiara Solar bought the Biomass Plant and has decided to reopen it to produce 6 megawatts of power.  They hired Batzer Construction in May.

The plant is being reviewed from top to bottom.   Machinery is be re-tooled and replaced, and several structural changes are needed for accomodating newer equipment and systems.    Batzer Construction anticipates the Biomass plant will be going through it’s air quality control testing in October, which it must pass in order to re-open in November.

Batzer Construction has extensive experience with heavy industrial facilities and lumber mills.   Many of the mills have a Co-Gen or Biomass plant at them. The particular construction expertise needed at these facilities is exceptional skill with technical concrete mixtures and equipment bolting.  The machinery must be bolted securely to the facility structure and concrete base and the structure and concrete must be able to endure the vibrations from the machinery and environmental issues of the manufacturing process such as chemical exposure, cleaning and maintenance regimens, dust and soot.

The Batzer Construction team has been building and renovating industrial manufacturing and lumber mills for more than fifty years.  We have just recently completed rebuilding the Trinity River Lumber Mill in Weaverville, CA, and now our sitework and concrete team are on location in Anderson working on renovations at the Biomass facility.

Project Update: Fairchild Medical Center

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011


444 Bruce Avenue, Yreka, CA


Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka is a primary care facility and is designated as certified rural health clinic in an area that is federally recognized as a “medical services shortage area”.


Batzer Construction is building an addition to the clinic that will  double the size of the facility and provide patient exam rooms, medical records, business offices, infusion room, outpatient imaging, lab space as well as a new reception, lobby and waiting area.  In addition,we have added 177 parking spaces and a covered patient drop off area.





Started: July 1, 2010
Facility Category: Medical Center
21,919 SF
Project Manager:
Brett Smith
Sean Worthington

Architect: Brian J Hawkins
Civil Engineer: James G. Bray Civil Engineering
Landscape Architect: Galbraith & Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Structural Solutions, Inc.
Soils Engineering: CGI Technical Services
Mechanical Engineering: Wehage Engineering, Inc.
Electrical Engineering: Zak Electrical Engineering
Surveyor: James G. Bray Civil Engineering

Sikiyou Daily News: “Sneak Peak at the Plaza”

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The project at Fairchild Medical Center is moving along and had it’s first sneak peak for the community which was covered in the Siskiyou Daily News.

CEO Jonathan Andrus said the construction is coming along well. The bulk of the excavation and preparation for the new parking lots has been completed, the building is watertight, and the interior of the building has been framed and is taking shape.

CLICK HERE, to read the full article

The Batzer Construction Team is hard at work and pleased the project is moving along well.

Fairchild Medical Center Update

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Fairchild Medical Center, 444 Bruce Avenue Yreka, CA

Started: July 1, 2010
Anticipated Completion : June
Facility Category: Medical Center
21,919 SF
Project Manager:
Brett Smith
Sean Worthington


Trinity River Lumber Mill Re-opens

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Construction work completed at Trinity River Lumber Mill, and the mill has installed all the milling equipment and held its grand opening December 30, 2010.   The re-opening ceremonies were covered by a few news outlets.

We’re very pleased to have been a part of getting the mill open again, and in being able to hire some of the mill workers during the construction project. Our best wishes for a great future for Trinity River Lumber in Weaverville!

photo by Andreas Furman

photo by Andreas Furman

Fairchild Medical Center- Yreka, Ca

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

In August we started working on the 22,000 SF expansion of Fairchild Medical Center. The project completion is anticipated by early summer 2011.  Overall, this expansion will increase Fairchild’s ability to recruit and retain quality medical providers, while also providing Clinic patients with added convenience of access to several medical and supporting services in one location. Fairchild Medical Plaza will remain open during construction with normal working hours and sufficient parking.

The project manager is Brett Smith.
fairchild site plan

Mill Rising

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Last September the Trinity River Lumber Mill was destroyed by fire, but Trinity River Lumber vowed to rebuild despite the tough economic times.   Batzer Construction started construction on the new mill last spring.    Now the beams, girders, and trusses are up!  The Trinity Journal is doing a great job of covering the story.  Visit the links below to see the full story and photos.

August 4, 2010 “Mill Rising”

April 7, 2010 “Mill Begins to Rebuild”

“Mill Begins to Rebuild”

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Mill Begins to Rebuild
Completion expected by late summer


Trinity River Lumber Company began the rebuilding of its Weaverville sawmill on Monday to replace the structure and equipment destroyed by fire last September.

Though the process of developing plans and timelines for rebuilding began immediately following the Sept. 12, 2009, fire, it has taken longer than expected to reach the point of actually beginning construction, according to a news release issued last week by the mill.

It also noted that an insurance settlement has progressed, but has not been reached yet.

Primary contractors for the rebuilding project will be Batzer Construction Inc. based in Medford, Ore., and West Coast Industrial out of Sweet Home, Ore.

Batzer will be working on the foundations and erection of the new building while West Coast will be replacing the sawmill equipment inside.

Mill Manager Dee Sanders said it is the goal of Trinity River Lumber to have the contractors use as many local subcontractors and employees as possible.

“Trinity County and the Weaverville community should receive a much-needed shot to the economy from the rebuilding efforts,” he said.

He added that Trinity River Lumber Company would like to thank the local and surrounding communities for their support and funds raised for the Golden Rule Club which has provided needed support for the mill employees since the fire.

Funds raised have reached $64,000 with $60,000 distributed to the employees to date.

Completion of the new sawmill construction is anticipated late in the summer and the company foresees returning to a full workforce once the mill is back in full production.

Prior to the Sept. 12 fire, the mill employed about 140 workers. Currently, it employs 25 in Weaverville and another 35 at a formerly closed mill in Anderson where temporary operations commenced shortly after the fire.