Involta, NRG Energy Plant Move Ahead

Iowa-based Involta announced the groundbreaking for its new 40,000 square foot data center to be built in the Northpointe Business Park in Armstrong County. The center will be anchored by UPMC, which has been pursuing a variety of constructoin or leasing options for data center over the past year or so. The design and construction will be handled by Rinderknecht & Associates from Cedar Rapids.

Bids will be taken on Wednesday, Oct. 19 for the new $60-70 million district energy plant being developed by NRG to serve PPG Paints Arena, Mercy Hospital and the Uptown/Lower Hill neighborhood. The bidders are Mascaro, PJ Dick, Stevens and Frank Lill & Sons.

Cannon Design’s construction management group landed the CM contract for Grove City Area School District’s $29 million addition and renovation (about 79,000 square feet of each) at the Hillview Elementary School. Eckles Group is doing the design.

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