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Como Zoo Polar Bear Odyssey

CPMI is helping the Como Zoo as it embarks on its very own arctic adventure by serving as the CM for Polar Bear Odyssey - a new polar bear habitat. Polar Bear Odyssey will place bears in a natural immersive environment that offers dramatically more land space and a multitude of opportunities for the bears to exhibit natural behaviors such as digging, swimming, foraging and hunting. Visitors will delight in up-close and personal views of the world's largest land predator. This year-round habitat will offer a climate controlled "Outpost" to experience the bears all four seasons and ...

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New Employees

We are pleased to announce the addition of four new employees to our team:  Jill Lansing, Chad Drury, Angie Guggisberg and Zachary Finch (not pictured).  Chad is an Assistant Project Manager from Preston, MN and is working on college and university projects in Inver Hills, Saint Cloud and Winona, MN. Zachary is a Project Manager from Centerville, IA working on several projects managed from our Des Moines office. Angie is a Project Manager from Hendricks, MN and is assigned to the Como Zoo Polar Bear Odyssey project in Saint Paul. Jill is an Assistant Proje...

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Terwilliger Plaza

Scheduled for completion in summer 2008, CPMI is providing Project Management services for The Heights at Terwilliger Plaza in Portland, OR. The Heights at Terwilliger Plaza is a 10 story, 140,000 square foot, 48-unit independent living addition to an existing continuing care retirement community in downtown Portland. The new building will be connected to the existing buildings with an enclosed skybridge, and will include shared common areas such as a fitness center, therapy pool, bistro, and lounge. With an emphasis on high q...

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Federal Courthouse Improvements

CPMI has been selected as CM Constructor for the Davenport Federal Courthouse.  The project includes mechanical upgrades and acoustical enhancements.  This project is one of the GSA’s Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) projects.  The GSA selected a limited number of contractors for the multiple award task order program for projects in the four states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska .

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IRS Campus Consolidation

This year, CPMI is completing CM services for the General Services Administration (GSA) IRS Campus Consolidation Project in Kansas City, Missouri.  The $370 million project is considered the largest economic development project in the City’s history.

The campus now includes: three new processing buildings totaling 660,000 square feet; a new 70,000 square foot warehouse; a full-service cafeteria; a new 1.2 million square foot parking garage; and the restored 470,000 square foot former main Kansas City Post Office that serves as IRS office space...

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People

At CPMI's semi-annual meeting this past Summer, Richard Janssen announced the promotion of Susan Campbell Jones to be CPMI's President. Richard's title will change from President to CEO. After 35 years with CPMI, Pat Amadeo has retired. Pat held a number of positions over the years, most recently Director of Business Development. With Pat's retirement, Peter Goodwin now has bragging rights for the longest tenure at CPMI. Peter celebrated his 30th anniversary in November, 2007. He has been at CPMI three months longer than Larry Gleason, who will have his 30th anniversary in January 2008....

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Banner Year

To begin the 2008 celebration of 150 years of Minnesota Statehood, the Minnesota Historical Society has opened an exhibit called "MN150". CPMI is helping manage the procurement of a new exterior banner system to advertise this event as well as future exhibits. CPMI has a long-term relationship with the Society starting with the management of the History Center construction in St. Paul and including the Mille Lacs Indian Museum / Trading Post, the Mill City Museum and Historic Fort Snelling. The relationship is not quite as long as the existence of the Society which has been around 9 years l...

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