Heritage Preservation

Yesterday evening I attended a forum on historic preservation in Northfield. The forum was held at the ... a fine old river hotel to hold a historic discussion. The City of Northfield's Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) was in charge of the forum. Bob Will, Chair of the HPC, gave an overview of historic issues in Northfield. ...

Simulated Divided Lights

 Most major window manufacturers are now producing windows with simulated divided lights as an extra cost option. This is a great improvement in energy efficiency and maintenance.   Window glass evolved from glass spun on spindles, to float glass to modern plate glass. Because glass size was limited----the larg...

Company fun in Belle Plaine

On August 17th Northfield Construction company participated in "Bar-B-Q Days" in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. We had great weather and enjoyed a fun community event. The Northfield Construction Company float was full of company employees, their spouses and children. The children had a great time riding on the float and handing out candy...

Company Newsletter

A few months ago we purchased a decent capacity color copier. Among other things, this allows us to create some in-house mailings that look good. One of these items is a quarterly newsletter, available here as a PDF.

Jodi, our Financial and Adminstrative Manager, has cre...

Company picnic

Northfield Construction Company had another fun event....our summer picnic. The week before we were in Belle Plaine at Bar-B-Q Days and last week it was our annual summer picnic. The picnic was held at Sechler Park in Northfield. It is a great place to hold a picnic. There is good shelter in case of rain, and there is fine play eq...

National Night Out

The rain cleared up and Northfield had a great National Night Out celebration last night. The event was held outside the Safety Center where the 5th Street bridge was blocked off to traffic. Northfield Construction Company is a sponsor of the event. There were lots and lots of families out strolling around. Northfield Construction C...

Northfield Sesquicentennial

Yesterday evening I was invited to attend the chairperson orientation for the Northfield Sesquicentennial Celebration planning. Yes...the City of Northfield will be 150 years old next year! The event is being organized by the Northfield Historical society and I'll be providing assistance in various ways. So far the planning involves...

Water Forum

Northfield Construction Company has been a corporate sponsor of the Cannon River Wateshed Partnership (CRWP) water forum each year it has been held. This is a fun event that is held on Bridge Square in downtown Northfield. This year's event was held Saturday. The rain mainly held off and it was a good day for the forum. As the elect...

Community Action Center luncheon

Yesterday several of my employees and I were invited to a "Thank You" luncheon hosted by the Northfield Community Action Center (CAC). The lunch was to recognize everyone that worked on the permanent supportive housing that was constructed over the past year. It was wonderful to see over 100 construction workers and architects show u...

Ecology minded construction

I receive a great magazine called Eco-Structure. It deals with all sorts of ecologically sound construction practices and projects. In the latest issue, there were articles on historical preservation using green design, drainable concrete surfaces, recycling materials, etc. The article that really caught my eye was on private power ...