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TIC to maintain Steamboat Springs presence into foreseeable future

Jack Weinstein

TIC Holdings is expected to maintain its presence in Steamboat Springs for the foreseeable future, according to a January newsletter to Steamboat-based TIC employees.

— TIC Holdings will maintain its Steamboat Springs presence into the foreseeable future despite the departure of numerous employees from its office park west of downtown, spokesman Gary Bennett confirmed Thursday.

A January email newsletter to Steamboat-based TIC employees and a 2012 first-quarter company newsletter indicate that TIC will keep its Steamboat office, where it has been located since the company was founded in 1974. The company will open a new corporate office Feb. 20 in the Denver-metro area.

"We see the Steamboat office, certainly, as being an important support facility for the entire company," Bennett said. "We're looking forward to maintaining a really strong relationship with the community in the future."

TIC, a heavy industrial contracting company, agreed to merge with Kiewit Corp., of Omaha, Neb., in September 2008. At the time, company officials said TIC planned to stay in Steamboat, but rumors circulated that the company might leave. The deal in which TIC became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiewit was finalized in December 2008.

About 145 employees will remain in Steamboat, down from an estimated high of between 200 and 220, Bennett said. TIC had 200 employees in Steamboat at the time of the merger.

Bennett said not all of those employees were transferred to Denver. He said many functions were moved to operations districts at locations across the country.

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Steamboat remains the primary training center for TIC's craftsmen and management, Bennett said. According to the January email newsletter to Steamboat employees, 350 craft students trained here in 2011, a number that is expected to increase 77 percent to 620 students this year. The newsletter also stated that about 700 management students will be trained in Steamboat this year.

TIC's summer conference will be held Aug. 3 in Steamboat.

Bennett said Steamboat provides many support services for the entire company. He said those include developing pricing and proposal information for its industrial construction clients and providing overall management of those projects.

According to TIC's quarterly newsletter, "The InterCom," The Industrial Company and TIC Southwest District will move into its new 74,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Englewood south of the Denver Tech Center. The newsletter stated that Western Summit Constructors, part of Kiewit Infrastructure Group, also will move its headquarters to the facility.

The headquarters, which includes a training center, fitness center and eatery for employees, can add square footage if it needs to expand, the newsletter stated.

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