Wrigley Field Transformation

Chicago’s Wrigley Field is one of the historic stadiums in baseball. But this past weekend it was the site of a Big 10 college football showdown between the Purdue University Boilermakers and the hometown Northwestern University Wildcats thanks in part to the efforts of our members. Mid-America Carpenters spent several weeks working at the stadium installing goalposts, building platforms, removing nets, building press boxes for the coaching staffs, and demoing out the dugout to make room for the full field.

Great job by Carpenters Local 272’s Jeff Friesema, Carpenters Local 174’s Bill Guinea and Joe Harris, and rest of the team at Raffin Construction for getting the stadium ready and the field in pristine condition for the big game. Thanks also to Carpenters Local 58 Business Representatives Ian Main and Bill Murphy for arranging the Council’s access to the field.

For high-profile projects like this, there’s no question union carpenters are the best men for the job.

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