Wolverine, a manufacturer of footwear and apparel, has formed a new partnership with Ballpark Village in St. Louis, one of the largest mixed-use developments in construction in the United States.
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies held a formal topping off ceremony sponsored by Wolverine yesterday morning to celebrate the completion of a significant construction milestone in the $100 million first-phase development of Ballpark Village.
A nearly 100-foot-long A-frame roof truss was carefully lowered into place on the northern end of the retractable skylight roof opening to symbolically mark the ceremonial end of the structural steel work on the project. Hundreds of construction workers, along with officials with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cordish Companies and Ballpark Village construction manager Paric, signed banners affixed to the beam before it was raised into place to help mark the occasion.
“While today marks a significant milestone, there is still a great deal of work to be done to be ready by Opening Day 2014,” said William DeWitt III, president of the Cardinals. “Today was really about pausing briefly to say thanks to all of the workers who are helping make Ballpark Village a reality.”
Wolverine is outfitting construction workers tasked with completing the project in time for the start of the 2014 baseball season. Wolverine’s partnership includes outfitting a portion of the construction team with Wolverine footwear and apparel. Nearly 1,000 construction workers are working on the Ballpark Village project.