TIC president, CEO to meet with Steamboat employees Wednesday

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— A spokesman for TIC Holdings said Tuesday that TIC President and CEO Terry Carlsgaard will be here Wednesday to meet with employees of the national contracting firm.

TIC spokesman Gary Bennett confirmed in an email that Carlsgaard would speak to employees in a meeting expected to end at about noon. He anticipated more information would be forthcoming at that time.

The role of the Steamboat headquarters in the future of TIC, which is a division of Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit, has been a developing story this year as some Steamboat-based jobs have been moved to the Front Range. The employee transfers have come against the background of TIC’s initiative to consolidate Front Range operations near the Denver Tech Center.

Bennett told the Steamboat Today in February that TIC Holdings would maintain its presence here into the foreseeable future despite the relocation of some positions to the Denver area.

In February, Bennett said the number of employees remaining in Steamboat was about 145, down from a high of between 200 and 220. Bennett said not all of the relocated jobs went to the Front Range — some shifted to other operational districts within Kiewit.

TIC was founded in Steamboat Springs in 1974 and gained a national reputation for its ability to bid and deliver complicated construction projects, including mines and power plants. Kiewit closed on the acquisition of TIC in December 2008.

TIC long had operated regional offices across the U.S., and Kiewit did the same. The company’s website touts its network of decentralized offices as a key factor in its ability to tackle projects of any size in many markets.

Projects completed by Kiewit include coal mines in Wyoming and a diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. It has built wind farms, tunnels and bridges.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205 or email tross@SteamboatToday.com

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