Late last fall we began supplying the new structure for the Walmart Super Center located in Bennington, VT, all while the original Walmart stayed open for business! What made this job particularly difficult was that the new 112,000sqft building was built BEHIND the currently existing 51,000sqft building, while Walmart and other tenants conducted business as usual. The GC Bast Hatfield did an amazing job making sure that everyone worked efficiently and safely with all the construction and day-to-day business in the area. WJ Keller & Son, J-Cal, Del Signore, Tatro Concrete Impressions and our very own Reclamation LLC worked together to get it done, and the new store was opened in the Summer of this year!
The project took almost 10 years for approval, and in less than a year we supplied over 40,000 tons of Aggregates, 4,000 Cubic Yards of Ready Mixed Concrete, 600 Tons of HMA and Reclaimed 20,000 Square Yards! Once the new building was fully completed, the old building was demolished. The Super Walmart now has a 600-square-foot pharmacy space; a 1,124-square-foot “vision center” providing eye exams and optical sales; a 55,000-square-foot indoor sales space, which includes 28,000 square feet of grocery space; and a 4,500-square-foot, covered outdoor garden center for live plants and other merchandise, along with a brand new roundabout to help with the anticipated increase in traffic.
Dan Dearstyne, William E. Dailey