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Batzer Moves Donated Playgrounds to Six Locations

Monday, November 14th, 2011

PB150708Batzer Construction Transports Playground Equipment to Multiple OnTrack Sites

Donated Equipment to Improve Lives for Kids of Recovering Parents

MEDFORD, OR—Monday, November 14th, at 9am Batzer Construction trucks delivered playground equipment donated by Kid Time to six OnTrack sites. From play structures to a frontier play house, digger tools, picnic tables and more, the equipment is intended to improve the lives of children whose parents are in recovery from addictions and related behaviors.

Batzer Construction, Inc. donated the logistics, manpower, trucks and equipment to pick up the playground items from the former Kid Time facility located behind the old Mouse Lodge on Ross Lane. The construction firm delivered the different pieces to the Whole Family Project on Holly Street, emergency housing facilities on King and 11th streets, the Home Program, the Dad’s Program and Stevens Place Apartments. Volunteers from the Dad’s Program assisted Batzer Construction  employees in the moving process.

“This is a cooperative community project,” said Andy Batzer, a Board Member of Kid Time and the Vice President of Batzer Construction. “The goal is to create a positive and safe environment for children whose parents are learning new life skills.”

According to Sue Densmore, OnTrack’s Outreach and Development Director, the project gained the support of several community partners and highlights the collaboration among many agencies and businesses, including the Batzer Construction Inc., Kid Time, the Family Nurturing Center, CASA and OnTrack.

Densmore also acknowledged the Medford Chamber Leadership Class who in 2006 raised the financing for the playground equipment, and she made note of the Medford Rotary Club who recently donated money to cover the purchase of indoor equipment for Kid Time.

“Our OnTrack families are learning how to parent, bond and play together,” said Densmore. “Meanwhile, our project partners have come together to model how communities are supposed to work. As a result, this project and the playground equipment will become a great a source of joy. Thanks to everyone who is making a difference in so many lives.”

OnTrack is a chemical dependency treatment center in Medford, Oregon. While services focus on recovery from addictions, its programs result in restored lives, re-created families and renewed hope for abandoned and neglected children.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony at St. Mary’s High School

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

96dpi (7 of 7)“Groundbreaking at St. Mary’s High School”

WHERE: 816 Black Oak Drive, Medford, OR 97504 tel. 541.773.7877
WHEN: Tuesday September 6, 2011, 2:30pm

It was not just another day of school at St. Marys, it was the first day of construction for the new St. Mary’s High School Fine Arts and Athletic Center and Chapel.

Tuesday at 2:30pm, Batzer Construction and St. Mary’s marked the beginning of this important project for the school with a ceremony and the first shovel full of dirt. This is the first new construction at the school in more than a decade.

Fundraising has been ongong for several years for the project. Local architect Brian Westerhout of Ron Grime’s Architecture and Batzer Construction started working with St. Mary’s on budgeting and design for the facilities in 2006. St. Mary’s enrollment has increased from 320 students in 2005 to more than 450 in Fall 2011 — a 40 percent increase. Additional students have led to classrooms expanded beyond capacity, overcrowded athletic facilities with limited practice times, and inadequate room for the fine arts program which includes visual and performing arts, as well as an award-winning choir program.

Improvements to the St. Mary’s campus will include:
* Large gymnasium with separate lockers
* Fitness center for weight training and aerobics
* Special purpose music and art classroom spaces
* Chapel with seating for 80, includes landscaping
* Outdoor amphitheater classroom space

Batzer Construction gave the ceremonial “golden” shovels to Frank Phillips of St. Mary and his team to turn the first spade full of dirt for the project. Batzer Construction will be building on campus throughout the school year and construction is expected to be complete in June 2012.

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Medford Food Co-Op Groundbreaking!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

On Thursday, one of our hottest days of the summer, we held groundbreaking ceremony for the Medford Food Co-op project.   This project will help bring 25 jobs to the community.  The motto of the co-op is “Local food and local choices.”   We’re excited to get this project going.

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Project News- Jackson & Roosevelt Elementary

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Jackson & Roosevelt Elementary Schools in Medford are nearly complete.  Project Manager, Brett Smith, has done a great job working the two different sites on the same construction schedule.

In a quick revisit of those projects, here’s some of the project news highlights: