updated: 10/3/2008 8:45:54 AM

Lenex Steel Awarded University Contracts

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Indianapolis-based Lenex Steel has received contracts for three midwestern university expansion projects. The company will fabricate 300 tons of steel for Innovation Park @ Notre Dame, with the first delivery scheduled for December. Four hundred fifty tons of steel will be delivered in mid-November for the expansion of Northwestern University's student health center. Finally, Lenex will fabricate 300 tons of steel for an addition to Butler University's pharmacy and health sciences building, with delivery scheduled for later this month.

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Indianapolis, Ind. -- Lenex Steel won contracts to fabricate the steel for three midwestern university expansion projects: Innovation Park at the University of Notre Dame; The Searle Hall renovation and expansion project at Northwestern University; and Butler Universityís College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences expansion project.

Innovation Park broke ground on September 26. Located on 12 acres at the south end of the Notre Dame campus, the first building is scheduled for completion in fall 2009. Lenex will fabricate 300 tons of steel for the three-story, 50,000 square foot structure. The first delivery of structural steel is scheduled for early December. Innovation Park will be home to a variety of start-up businesses, including expected commercial applications from the new Notre Dame-based Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND), additional core University research areas, and from potential clients not affiliated with the University. A $2 million state grant is helping support the projectís construction cost. When completed. Innovation Park will provide up to 200,000 square feet of work space.

Northwestern Universityís expansion of its student health center, Searle Hall, will utilize 450 tons of structural steel to renovate the current facility and provide students with an expanded pharmacy, additional physician treatment rooms, a new reception area, and new space for relocation of the Counseling and Psychological Services department. Steel is scheduled for delivery in mid-November to begin the erection phase of the project.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University broke ground on the four-story addition to its pharmacy and health sciences building in early May. Lenex will deliver 300 tons of fabricated steel in late October as the structure begins to take shape. When complete, the 40,000 square foot addition will include two new classrooms, two new laboratories, a lounge area, faculty offices and project rooms. The building will be Butlerís first project using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles.

Lenex was recently named one of the first Indiana Companies to Watch by the Indiana Economic Development Corporationís (IEDC) Small Business Development Network. They specialize in fabricating structural and miscellaneous steel for Class A office, health, retail, institutional, and industrial space. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Lenex operates a 150,000 square foot fabrication facility in Terre Haute and a miscellaneous steel fabrication facility in Indianapolis. To learn more about the company, visit www.lenexsteel.com.

Source: Lenex Steel

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