Veit News


The Demo Crew of Veit Wins Excellence Award for Bradley Center Demo
February 26, 2020

The Demo Crew of Veit & Company, Inc. Wins Excellence Award for Bradley Center Demo Veit was presented with the Excellence in Demolition Award at the National Demolition Convention in Austin, Texas. The award honored Veit’s excellent work at the Milwaukee Bucks Bradley Center Demolition and was presented by the National Demolition Association.

Veit Adds Monster to Demolition Fleet
February 23, 2020

Veit & Company, Inc.  Adds Monster to Demolition Fleet  Veit was first in line to purchase the new Caterpillar 352 Ultra High Demolition Excavator to add to its demo fleet this week. The machine is designed to handle very tall structures using a range of attachments and continuously informs the operator of the tool position […]

Veit Honored by the Minnesota Erosion Control Association at MECA 2020
February 5, 2020

Veit & Company, Inc. Honored by the Minnesota Erosion Control Association at MECA 2020 Veit received the 2020 Environmental Excellence Award for our contributions to the dam removal, stream bank protection and stream restoration project in rural Carlton County. Congratulations to Andy Dammer, Shane Bergman and the rest of the Veit crew on a job […]

Veit Joins the Utility Infrastructure Conversation with Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota
January 20, 2020

Veit & Company, Inc. Joins the Utility Infrastructure Conversation with Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota John Hass, Director of Construction Services for Veit was a panelist on utility infrastructure location issues at the AGC event. Other participants included city and county engineers, and representatives from Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy and the Minnesota Office of Pipeline […]

Veit Achieves CHASE Level 2 Status for 2019
November 4, 2019

Veit & Company, Inc.  Achieves CHASE Level 2 Status for 2019 Veit participated in the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota/MNOSHA CHASE partnership once again this year. We are honored to achieve CHASE Level 2 Status for 2019 and will continue to participate in several Level 3 Status projects.  

Veit Shortlisted for World Demolition Award
October 25, 2019

Veit & Company, Inc. Shortlisted for World Demolition Award Veit is a finalist in the Recycling & Environmental award category for the World Demolition Summit for their City of Racine’s Water Street project. As part of the City of Racine’s revitalization of their Water Street Redevelopment Area, in less than a year, after years of neglect […]

Veit Rakes in the Honors in ENR Magazine’s Annual Top Contractors Lists
October 18, 2019

Veit & Company, Inc. Rakes in the Honors in ENR Magazine’s Annual Top Contractors Lists Veit is honored to be ranked #1 in the Midwest for sitework/excavation/foundation and #5 for utilities in the Midwest. Veit was also ranked #2 for top specialty contractor in Minnesota and #5 for Wisconsin. Veit was also named in three […]

Duck Pluck Fundraiser Raises Over $25,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs
August 16, 2019

Duck Pluck Fundraiser Raises Over $25,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs Veit Disposal in Duluth, MN had an exciting night being a part of the first ever Duck Pluck fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland. Veit provided crane service for dumping 5,000 rubber ducks into the water at the […]

Veit Partners with MN OSHA and AGC on Their 5th CHASE Level 3 Project
July 18, 2019

Veit & Company, Inc.  Partners with MN OSHA and AGC on Their 5th CHASE Level 3 Project Veit is proud of the MNOSHA/AGC partnership on the Eden Prairie Road project. This is Veit’s 5th CHASE Level 3 project and the first in the Highway Heavy category (projects six months or less). The CHASE program began […]

Rogers baseball community wins with scoreboard donation
May 29, 2019

Veit & Company, Inc., provide financial contribution to make Rogers booster club project a reality By Jim Boyle, Editor of Star News The Rogers High School varsity baseball team tested out a new scoreboard on May 11, but not before they hosted a youth day celebration and a scoreboard ribbon-cutting ceremony. Veit & Company, Inc. […]

September 7, 2018

Eric Grabmeier and Kevin Frey had the honor of representing Veit & Company, Inc. at a safety awards ceremony, hosted by the Minnesota Trucking Association. Veit was recognized and received an award for Fleet Safety as a private carrier that drives a combination of local and over-the-road miles. Veit competed against many Minnesota trucking companies […]

Veit and OSHA Sign Another Chase Level 3 Partnership
December 14, 2017

Veit has partnered again with Minnesota OSHA and the Minnesota AGC under the CHASE Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership. The current project under the partnership is for the North Loop project Downtown Minneapolis. Representatives from OSHA met with representatives from Veit to officially sign the partnership agreement. Veit’s Corporate Safety Director, Tom Peterson, was on […]

Veit Hosts Summit Academy Students
December 11, 2017

Last week, Veit hosted students from the Summit Academy heavy equipment class at our corporate office in Rogers, MN. We introduced them to the specialty contracting business and let each of them run some of our equipment in the yard. Thank you to all of the students who attended. We really enjoyed having you at […]

ENR Names West River Parkway “Best Project”
November 17, 2017

Veit was General Contractor for the West River Parkway Landslide Project in Minneapolis. The project was named best project this month by ENR Magazine. Click here read more about the project.  

Veit Featured in International Dredging Review
November 9, 2017

Veit was recently featured in the International Dredging Reviews. The article focuses on the innovative work Veit’s been a part of to help optimize dredging operations by using real-time 3D software. You can read the full article here.  

Veit Receives CHASE Recognition
November 3, 2017

Veit’s President, Greg Boelke, and Senior Safety Director, Tom Peterson, received recognition for our participation in the CHASE (Construction Health and Safety Excellence) Partnership Program with Minnesota OSHA and Minnesota AGC. The partnership acknowledges the importance of providing a safe, healthful work environment in construction and seek a working relationship that creates mutual trust and respect […]

Veit Employee Recognized for Safe Behavior
November 2, 2017

Recently a Veit laborer, Jarreau Seaphus, was working in a very congested area at a client’s refinery and noticed another contractor backing up without a spotter. Jarreau used Veit’s Stop Work Policy and stopped the contractor from moving any further until there was a spotter.  As a result, Jarreau was recognized by Veit’s client for […]

November 1, 2017

Veit was featured in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) recently published Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2017. Veit’s rankings are as follows: #126 Overall Specialty Contractor #14 in Excavation/Foundation #18 in Demolition View the article here

Veit Participates in Highway 210 Re-opening
October 5, 2017

VEIT participates in ribbon cutting and re-opening event yesterday for Minnesota Highway 210 in Jay Cooke State Park. The highway was closed for more than 5 years after the June 2012 flood. VEIT was the general contractor for this $21.3 million design-build project which stabilized over 70 slopes along a 3.5 mile roadway within the […]

Veit Receives General Contractor of the Year Award from the University of Minnesota
October 5, 2017

The University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity presented Veit with the 2017 General Contractor of the Year Award. This award recognized Veit for utilizing Twin Cities minority vendors on 38% of an $800,000 project with the University. The award was presented during the University’s Construction Expo and Goods and Services Matchmaker event on […]

Making Things Right at Double Ditch after 2011 Flood
August 25, 2017

West Dakota Fox News at Nine featured a great news segment on the Double Ditch Indian Village Project Veit is working on north of Bismarck, North Dakota. Ten generations of Mandan Indians lived here in earth lodges from the late 1400s to the late 1700s. And here along the bank, is where the flood of […]

Veit and OSHA Sign New Chase Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership
August 17, 2017

Veit has partnered again with Minnesota OSHA and the Minnesota AGC under the CHASE Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnership. The current project under the partnership is for the County Road 50 (Kenwood Trail) Reconstruction project in Lakeville, MN. Representatives from OSHA met with representatives from Veit to officially sign the partnership agreement. Veit’s Corporate Safety […]

Veit Receives ECCS Safety Award
July 31, 2017

Veit recently received a 2016 ECCS (Energy Coalition for Contractor Safety) Safety Award in North Dakota. Recognition for the award was based on meeting or exceeding the following criteria: An OSHA Incident Rate of 3.00 or lower 100% Compliance of safety program Working a minimum of 3,000 man hours on ECCS sites We are proud […]

Veit Teams Up With Hearts & Hammers Again
July 19, 2017

Veit teamed up again this year with Hearts and Hammers on another successful home improvement project. This is our 8th home improvement project since 2010. It’s an honor to be a part of something like this and give back to the community. Thanks to all of our hard working volunteers who gave their time on […]

Finance & Commerce Announce Top Projects of 2016
May 31, 2017

Finance & Commerce announced their Top Projects of 2016. Veit had the honor of working on some of these top projects including: – Giants Ridge Ski Chalet & Event Center (Biwabik, MN) – Maurices Headquarters and City of Duluth Parking Structure (Duluth, MN) – US Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, MN) – Wells Fargo Downtown East Corporate […]

Veit supports the Minnesota Steelheaders Participation in the MN DNR Adopt-A-River program
May 23, 2017

Veit recently supported the Minnesota Steelheaders who participated in the MN DNR Adopt-A-River program and adopted the Sucker River, a tributary to Lake Superior, in 2011. This year they had 20 volunteers donate their time to help clean up the shoreline, river banks and highway drainage area along the lower stretches of the river that lead into Lake Superior.  […]

Veit Receives MN Governor’s Safety Award For Outstanding Achievement
May 22, 2017

Last week, Veit received a Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Minnesota Safety & Health Conference in Minneapolis. Tom Peterson, Veit’s Safety Director, was on hand to receive the award at the ceremony. We thank the Minnesota Safety Council for their support and recognition. We also would like to thank our talented workforce […]

Veit Supports Rogers Police Department’s New K9 Program
May 19, 2017

Veit is honored to be a key financial contributor to the new K9 program for the Rogers Police Department. Pictured is our President, Greg Boelke, and our Credit & Collections Manager, Jim Preusse, dropping off our contribution so that the Rogers Police Department could achieve their goal in implementing the K9 program to fight crime […]

ACEC Grand Award Presented to Veit
May 17, 2017

Veit along with Barr Engineering, University of Minnesota Medical Center, and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board were presented with the ACEC Grand Award for the West River Parkway Landslide Repair Project. 400 were in attendance at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Brooklyn Center as ACEC/MN celebrated its 50th Anniversary of the Engineering Excellence Awards. The […]

Veit Receives AGC Greater Milwaukee Safety Excellence Award
May 16, 2017

Recently, Veit was awarded a Safety Excellence Award from the Greater Milwaukee AGC. Tom Peterson, Veit’s Safety Director, proudly accepted the award at the ceremony. This is a great accomplishment for our company who emphasizes a Safe By Choice culture and strives for superior safety performance on every one of our job sites.  

Veit Participates in Touch A Truck kids event
May 2, 2017

Veit participated in this year’s Touch A Truck kids event in Becker, MN. Touch A Truck offers a day where kids from the community can come and see real trucks in action. Veit brought one of our rolloff trucks and an excavator for the kids to sit in and enjoy. Thank you to the fine […]

Veit Hosts Annual Safety Day
May 2, 2017

Veit celebrated another great year of safety success at our Annual Safety Day in the Twin Cities. We cannot thank our talented workforce enough for their continued efforts in ensuring that our work is done safe and successful. We also thank those who traveled from all over the Upper Midwest to attend. Here’s to another […]

Aerial Views of the Eastern Wisconsin Construction Boom
December 9, 2016

Milwaukee Business Journal recently published an article that featured aerial photography from high profile projects occurring in the Eastern Wisconsin construction boom. Veit is fortunate to have worked on over 1/3 of these unique projects. Click here to view the photos.  

November 18, 2016

Veit was featured in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) recently published Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2016. Veit’s rankings are as follows: #94 Overall Specialty Contractor #8 in Excavation/Foundation #18 in Demolition #20 in Utilities View the article here

US Green Building Council Sustainable Showcase
November 18, 2016

VEIT was featured in the “Sustainable Showcase” at the US Green Building Council’s Annual Meeting last week for our role in waste reduction for the Wells Fargo Corporate Towers project in Downtown Minneapolis. Russ Reger (Vice President of Veit Disposal Systems) and Chuck Geisler (Executive Manager of Sales and Marketing) attended the meeting. With the […]

Veit Dredging Video
October 12, 2016

Veit has been working on a Minnesota DNR project to dredge three to four feet of sediment from eight acres of Goose Lake in Kellogg, MN. The removal of this material will improve fish habitat and boat access. WSN, who was hired to provide a pre-dredge survey and periodic quantity surveys to measure the progress […]

Case Study Highlights Veit’s Innovation on Dredging Operations
July 22, 2016

Veit is currently working on a challenging dredging project on Superior Bay in Duluth, Minnesota. For the first time ever, Veit is using 3D software visualization with a clamshell bucket in order to get a real-time viewing of the dredged surface under water as the work is being done. Read the full case study here  

Veit Driver Named MTA’s Driver of the Month
June 30, 2016

Congratulations to Eric Widman of Veit who has been selected as the Minnesota Trucking Association’s (MTA) Driver of the Month for July 2016. The honor is recognized for extraordinary safety record and dedication to positive public image. As Driver of the Month, Eric Widman will be honored at the annual Driver of the Year Awards […]

CAT Features Veit in New YouTube Videos
June 29, 2016

CAT has released two new YouTube videos that showcase how Veit uses high-tech Cat equipment solutions to make the most of every hour—generating 30-50% increases in production. Our operators, mechanics, back-office personnel and company leaders all agree: Cat® technology solutions make for a more productive, accurate, cost-effective and safe jobsite. Cat® Equipment Helps Veit & […]

Veit Teams Up with Hearts & Hammers
June 13, 2016

Hearts & Hammers is a non-profit who provides exterior home improvement assistance for senior and disabled homeowners so that they may continue living independently. Since 2010, Veit has teamed up with Hearts & Hammers on 7 home improvement projects. This year we had 35 volunteers consisting of Veit employees, family, and friends. The project was […]

Veit Dredging Project in the News
June 13, 2016

Veit’s dredging work at Dock C and D in the Superior Bay was featured in the Duluth News Tribune recently. Click here to view the article.  

Veit featured in Kare 11’s Minnesota Bound
May 26, 2016

Veit was recently featured on Kare 11’s outdoor television show, Minnesota Bound. The episode covers the St. Louis restoration project in Duluth where Veit is playing a key role in helping with the cleanup. You can find us around the 6:20 mark of the video  

VEIT Awarded CHASE Level 3 Award Through OSHA
May 13, 2016

In Downtown Minneapolis, the historic Westminster Church near the Convention Center is getting a new addition. The project, managed by Mortenson Construction, features the demolition of an existing office building in very close proximity to the Westminster Church. Veit is well into the demolition portion of the project and is partnered with Mortenson, Minnesota OSHA, […]

Russ Reger named President of MBEX
March 21, 2016

Russ Reger, Vice President of Veit Disposal Systems, has been named President of the Minnesota Builder’s Exchange (MBEX) in 2016. MBEX is a non-profit, member-based trade association serving the construction industry in the 5 state area of MN, WI, IA, ND, and SD. The organization provides useful services to companies involved in the construction industry […]

Trout Brook Interceptor Project Wins ACEC/MN Award
February 29, 2016

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) celebrated its 49th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) in 2016. For nearly fifty years, ACEC/MN has showcased the top engineering projects entered by Minnesota consulting engineering firms. One of the Grand Award Winners this year was Barr Engineering Co. who teamed up with Veit for the […]

November 5, 2015

Veit was featured in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) recently published Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2015. Veit’s rankings are as follows: #87 Overall Specialty Contractor  (#100 in 2014) #6 in Excavation/Foundation  (#7 in 2014) #15 in Demolition  (#16 in 2014) #16 in Utilities  (#20 in 2014) View the article here

Veit Featured in Duluth News Tribune for Chambers Grove Project
September 18, 2015

Veit was featured in the Duluth News Tribune for our work on the Chambers Grove Project in Duluth. The project is part of the massive Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Congress-funded cleanup and rehabilitation of the lakes, their harbors and tributaries. Read the article in its entirety here.

Demolition of Star Tribune Building Begins
August 21, 2015

Veit’s demolition of the Star Tribune building in downtown Minneapolis is officially underway. A public park will be built on a portion of the site where the nearly 100-year-old Star Tribune building produced newspapers. The park is part of the Downtown East mixed-use development. Read more: Finance & Commerce

Veit’s Innovation Paves the Way for River Bay Restoration
July 9, 2015

Veit is nearing completion on the cleanup of Radio Tower Bay in the St. Louis River to restore the habitat for fish, waterfowl and other species that dominated the estuary before it became industrialized. The bay cleanup has dug up nearly 41,000 tons of wood waste material that was dumped in the water when two sawmills operated here 125 […]

March 25, 2015

Veit has been awarded the contract for the Hwy. 210 Flood Repairs. The project through the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin soon to stabilize slopes and re-open a 2-mile road segment that has been closed after the June 2012 storm that flooded Jay Cooke State Park. Click on the PDF below and read the […]

February 27, 2015

Veit was featured in the Duluth News Tribune for a hospital parking ramp demolition project in downtown Duluth. The article gives insight on Veit’s demolition capabilities as it relates to recycling. Veit was ranked by Engineering News Record in 2014 as the #16 demolition contractor in the US. Our use of innovation and technology on […]

Veit Demolition Project Featured in Demolition Magazine
February 2, 2015

Veit’s Northwestern Mutual Demolition Project in Milwaukee was featured in Demolition Magazine this month. The article highlights the unique aspects of the project that included a 20-story floor-by-floor demolition starting from the top of the office tower working down to the ground. Click the link below to view the online edition and skip to page […]

November 14, 2014

Veit was featured in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) recently published Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2014. Veit’s rankings are as follows: #100 Overall Specialty Contractor #7 in Excavation/Foundation #16 in Demolition #20 in Utilities   2014 ENR TOP 600 SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

Veit Featured in Atlas Copco Magazine Article
July 29, 2014

Veit was featured in an Atlas Copco magazine article for foundations work on the Warner Road Bridge project in St. Paul, MN. The project is located next to the busiest rail sorting yard in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area so Veit could not operate at grade due to the heavy rail activity. Instead Veit drilled foundations […]

New Minot Clinic Groundbreaking
June 26, 2014

Veit will soon begin work on an expansion of a health clinic in Minot, North Dakota. The clinic just had their groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week where Veit equipment was showcased. You can watch the news story here.

A Day in the Life of a Demolition Operator
June 24, 2014

Congratulations to Jeremiah Babolik who is one of many great Operators in Veit’s Demolition Group. Jeremiah was featured in an article by the Duluth News Tribune where the writer describes the finesse and care that Jeremiah takes to operate an excavator to sort through all of the debris on a demolition site in downtown Duluth. […]

Veit Featured in Maurice’s Ceremonial Groundbreaking in Duluth
June 18, 2014

More than 150 people gathered yesterday including Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Maurices store in downtown Duluth. Veit’s equipment was featured prominently as we gear up to provide demolition, earthwork, foundations, and site utilities to the project which will be managed out of our regional office in Duluth. View […]

Veit Featured in International Dredging Review Article
June 18, 2014

Veit Dredging Group was featured in an article for the International Dredging Review. The article focuses on the performance that the Veit Dredging Group is getting from its DSC Moray Class Dredges on a channel excavation project in Bismarck, ND, a sewage lagoon remediation project in North Dakota, and a barge terminal channel project in […]

Veit Volunteers Team Up Again with Hearts & Hammers
June 18, 2014

33 Veit employees teamed up with Hearts & Hammers to renovate another residential home in the Twin Cities. The volunteers, which included Veit President Greg Boelke, split into four teams: painters, landscapers, carpenters, and drivers. It was another successful project completed on schedule having its share of hard work and good fun. Check out some […]

Veit’s Demolition of Schlitz Brewery Featured on Demolition News
November 25, 2013

Veit’s demolition of the iconic Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee, WI has been featured on Demolition News’ website. The story of this massive 9-story demolition project features a video that details the recylcing and preservation measures that are being taken as part of the demolition of the historic landmark . Click here to see the video.

Veit Ranks #102 in ENR’s 2013 Top 600 Specialty Contractors
October 22, 2013

Veit was featured in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) recently published Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2013. Veit’s ranking improved to #102 from #108 in 2012. Veit also ranked #8 in Excavation/Foundation, #16 in Demolition, and #18 in Utilities. You can visit ENR’s website here.

Veit Featured in GM’s “Stories From the Road” Ad Campaign
October 9, 2013

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Chevrolet Silverado is a Fixture of Veit’s Fleet DETROIT – For more than 85 years Veit, a heavy industrial construction company, has relied on Chevrolet trucks to help it do the tough jobs that not many other companies can do. The company’s commitment to Chevrolet began with the owner’s grandfather […]

Veit Demolishing Former Schlitz Brewery
September 22, 2013

Veit is currently working on demolishing the former 9-story Schlitz Brewery building. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has posted some great photos of the demolition on their website. Click here to view the photos.

Veit Teams Up with Hearts & Hammers
July 8, 2013

Hearts & Hammers is a Twin Cities non-profit organization that provides exterior home improvement assistance for senior and disabled homeowners so that they can continue living independently. Last month, Veit teamed up with Hearts & Hammers and painted a residential home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Twice a year Veit employees volunteer their time and participate in […]

Veit Awarded New Pioneer Rail Loop Project with Dakota Plains
March 15, 2013

Veit has been awarded site grading for the new Pioneer Project with Dakota Plains in New Town, North Dakota. The project consists of construction for two 120-car rail loops used for bulk loading Bakken crude oil for transportation to refineries. The Pioneer Project is slated for completion by the end of 2013. Click below to […]