DELONG AGRICULTURAL EXPORT FACILITY: PORT MILWAUKEE
Completed in 2022, at the expense of nearly $34 million, the DeLong Agricultural Maritime Export Facility: Port Milwaukee is capable of exporting 400,000 metric tons of Wisconsin produced grain and animal feed world-wide from the port of Milwaukee. As the first of its kind facility to be built on the Great Lakes, this joint public/private venture eases congestion on the Mississippi River by opening up alternate paths for Wisconsin agricultural producers. Additional access to global markets created by this project is projected to annually generate $63 million for the state. Hands-down this is a win for Wisconsin and the world, and it was made possible by the skilled union ironworkers MKE Iron Erectors, Inc. employs daily to build prosperity and better communities.
Representing over 6200 hours of union labor, and nearly 900 tons installed, MKE Iron Erectors worked with Michels US to build what would be the biggest investment in the Port of Milwaukee in nearly 60 years. Our scope of work included reinforcing to create an extensive tunnel system and foundations.