Posts Tagged ‘Coos-Curry Electric Co-Op’

Grand Opening at Coos Curry Electric!

Friday, March 25th, 2011

We’re very pleased to announce Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative has opened the doors on their new Coquille office!

RibbonCuttingRuss Batzer and project manager Andy McHugh attended the grand opening Ceremony that featured Coos-Curry Chairman, Pete Radabaugh, cutting the ribbon with several board members and local citizens in attendance.

This new facility along Hwy 42 in Coquille is on the old Georgia Pacific Mill site.   It’s one of the first redevelopment projects that’s happened at the former lumber mill site.

Construction work got a slow start last July, which came on the heals of one of the wettest June’s on record.  Waiting for wet soil to dry out was no fun, but it was the right thing to do to ensure a good foundation and slab.

The building features a beautiful front office at the north end of the building and on the south end it has a well lit shop and warehouse to keep to the Coos Curry Electric crews fully operational and keep the power on, on the South Coast of Oregon.

It’s been a pleasure working with Coos Curry Electric, HGE Inc, and the many subcontractors and suppliers.   The construction project was run by project manger Andy McHugh, and superintendent Vane Jones of Batzer Construction.   The project is beautiful.  Great Job Team!


What is Concrete Tilt-up?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Here at Batzer Construction, we do all types of construction including a lot of tilt-up buildings.  However, most people are unfamiliar with the term or the features of concrete tilt-up, so its worth some explanation so that you can decide if it’s the right type of construction for your project.

The process resembles barn raising specifically and wood platform framing generally. It is cost-effective for low buildings.[1]

In this method modular concrete elements (i.e. walls, columns, structural supports, etc.) are formed on a concrete slab; usually the building floor, but sometimes a temporary concrete casting surface near the building footprint. After the concrete has cured, the elements are tilted from horizontal to vertical with a crane and braced into position until the remaining building structural components (roofs, intermediate floors and walls) are secured.


Concrete Tilt-up is one of the most popular types of commercial construction and it can serve many types of buildings and sizes.

Tilt-Up concrete construction is not new; it has been in use since the turn of the century. Since the mid-1940s it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. Nationwide, over 15% of all industrial buildings are Tilt-Up, ranging in size from 5,000 to over 1.5 million square feet. They are typified by their attractiveness, efficiency and longevity.

From the Concrete Tilt Up Association

Currently we are putting up a concrete tilt-up building in Coquille Oregon for Coos-Curry Electric, and we’re also doing a warehouse distribution facility in Boardman, OR.   The team here at Batzer Construction has been doing tilt-up construction for decades and we would be happy to provide you with more project information.

Selected Batzer Construction Concrete Tilt-up Projects

1987 Rogue Valley YMCA Aquatic Center, Medford, OR
1987 Naumes Inc, Cold Storage Faciltiy 1, Medford, OR
1991 Naumes Inc, Cold Storage Faicilty II, Medford, OR
1995 Naumes Inc., Cold Storage Facility, Marysville, CA
1996 Southern Oregon Select Fruit (SOS) Cold Storage Facility Medford, OR
Harry & David Corporate Offices, Medford, OR
NW Mail, Medford, OR
Siskiyou Buckle Manufacturing Facility, Medford, OR
2004 Knife River (LTM) Offices, Medford, OR
2005 Re/Max Ideal Properties Offices, Medford, OR
2010 Coos- Curry Electric Offices, Coquille, OR
2010 Port of Morrow, Transload III warehouse, Boardman, OR

Coos-Curry Electric Update

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The team  made a lot of progress on Coos Curry Electric in November.  The roof is up, and you can see the drywall truck is stocking the building.

Folks driving on Hwy 42 to Coquille are taking notice of the great new building! We’ve heard from a few passerby’s about the great project.

November Update

Photos by Superintendent, Vane Jones

Coos Curry Electric- Project Update

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

FoundationsCoquille, OR

Started: July 1, 2010
Anticipated Completion : Mid December
Facility Category: Office/Warehouse
Project Manager:
Andy McHugh
Vane Jones

Things are moving along on the jobsite.  The site finally dried out for us to get started the first week in July.   The foundations are poured, and the concrete tilt-up walls are in place as of the end of September!

Photos by Vane Jones

September 2010 Projects in Progress

Monday, September 20th, 2010

View Batzer Construction, Inc. September 2010 in a larger map

  • Trinity River Lumber Mill, Weaverville CA- New
  • Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka, CA-Expansion
  • French Kiss, Ashland, OR- Renovation
  • Macaroni’s Bar & Grill, Ashland, OR- Renovation
  • Sizzler, Medford, OR- Renovation
  • The Medford Food Co-Op, Medford, OR – Renovation
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford, OR- Renovation
  • Delta Waters Liquor Store, Medford, OR- Tenant Improvement
  • Zoo Fitness, Grants Pass, OR- New
  • AirGas Office Renovation, Grants Pass, OR- Renovation
  • Certainteed, White City, OR- Office Renovation
  • Coos-Curry Electric Co-Op, Coquille, OR- New