Press release

Keller, Inc. is being recognized for construction excellence in 2020.

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin honored Keller Inc. with a GOLD Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Award for N.E.W. Plastics Corp. in Luxemburg.

Keller designed and built the 7,800-square-foot office addition to serve as N.E.W. Plastics’ new corporate office. N.E.W. Plastics is a leading innovator in plastic recycling technology for more than four decades, making plastic containers and plastic lumber. Their lumber, in combination with stone, brick and glass, makes for an attractive Class A office space in the middle of a small town in Northeast Wisconsin.

The two-story entry atrium brings light deep into the office space and makes for a dramatic display of the exposed steel structure and the finishes exemplify the innovative nature of the company. The tight jobsite presented challenges, including no access to the plant side of the building, which called for a long crane for steel picks.

Keller built through a harsh winter to get the job done on time. The finished product is a stunning addition to a unique Wisconsin company.

The project was judged in a rigorous process by a panel of construction experts based on a number of criteria, including safety, quality, owner satisfaction, execution and coordination, budgeting, difficult and unusual challenges and overall distinctiveness.

The Projects of Distinction Awards is designed to recognize the most distinct construction projects in Wisconsin, and to elevate the awareness of the quality construction performed by ABC member firms and their employees. A virtual awards presentation was held Jan. 28, 2021, to celebrate the company’s given these prestigious awards.

The event recognized 51 projects — mostly general construction — but also in specialty trades from electrical to plumbing to thermal and moisture protection. A full list of the award winners can be found at this link.