Cedar staff participated in a morning tour of the City of Kewaunee's Marina, harbor, and riverfront areas with Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Assembly District 1) on Friday, July 14th. The tour was led by Mayor Jeff Vollenweider and Heath Eddy, City Administrator, with help from staff Augie Kinjerski (Marina Mgr.) and Nate Seiler (PW Dir.). Also accompanying the group was Alderperson Wendy Shelton, Theresa Qualls (Director of the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program), and Todd Breiby (Pgm. Coord. for the WI Coastal Mgt. Pgm.). The purpose was to provide Rep. Kitchens with an overview of the various needs and opportunities associated with numerous city-owned properties including the Kewaunee Marina, Fisherman’s Point, and the Kewaunee Boat Launch and Campground. These and other properties were included in the new Harbor Master Plan Amendment prepared by Cedar in 2022, outlining priority projects for 13 sites totaling approximately $17M. Informing Rep. Kitchens of the City’s efforts and commitment is critical to leveraging future state grant funding opportunities.+ Read More
Cedar Corporation would like to introduce Alex Pechanach to our Team! Alex has accepted an Internship with our Environmental Team for the 2023 Summer/Fall season. Alex grew up in Sussex, WI just outside of Milwaukee, and graduated from Sussex Hamilton High School. He now attends Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, majoring in Geology and Biology.+ Read More
Dear Clients and Community:
As many of you may already be aware, an unfortunate event occurred on May 16th at our Menomonie office location, 604 Wilson Avenue. In the middle of the night, one of the main loadbearing beams in the oldest portion of the building collapsed. This resulted in substantial damage to multiple levels of our building and our office has been vacant since then due to unsafe work conditions.
This building holds significant history to the City of Menomonie and those who reside here. This historic building dates back to 1877 when it was occupied by the Methodist Episcopal Society. In that time, the building went through several renovation and remodeling projects before Cedar Corporation purchased the building in 1979. Upon moving in, the building was remodeled into an office space. This building has a long-standing history with the City of Menomonie and its residents, and its presence has served numerous purposes for multiple organizations providing value to the community.
It is time that we officially announce moving forward with the demolition of this treasured building. The structure was thoroughly reviewed by a Forensic Structural Engineer, along with our structural engineers, and it was determined that it would not be feasible, practical, or safe to save. We understand that this decision may be difficult to understand due to the importance of the building, the loss of history, and any personal ties to our community, but ultimately it came down to the safety of our employees and the public.
Demolition will be completed by August 25. Design and construction plans are currently being evaluated. We acknowledge that there is historical significance of this building, however, we are excited to move forward with a new Menomonie office building expected to be completed in 2025.
In the interim, you can find our staff located at the following addresses until we move into our new office:
2919 Schneider Avenue SE, Menomonie, WI
We are very excited to welcome Kyle Johnson back to Cedar Corporation! Kyle has joined our Municipal Engineering Team as a Construction Manager in our Green Bay office. Kyle is from Howard, WI, and graduated from Bay Port High School. He went on to earn a degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI. After graduating, Kyle went to work for Robert E. Lee and Associates as a drafter, inspector, and project manager from 2007 to 2014. In 2014, Kyle came to work for Cedar Corporation as a Construction Manager. In 2018, Kyle decided to work on the government side of engineering for the Village of Howard as a Senior Technician. Five years later we are happy to welcome him back to Cedar and working for the first time in the office he helped create in Green Bay!+ Read More