The Expo’s core message of “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” could not have been more spot-on. I collaborated with groundbreaking innovators as we examined issues of sustainability, mobility, opportunity, and so much more. We engaged in a lively, spirited, and diplomatic way to examine hopeful solutions to our planet’s most pressing problems.
Regardless of our country of origin, we all prioritized our families, careers, and responsibilities to our nations and future generations. Seeing how each country responded to these themes was inspiring to know that no matter our upbringing, we all hold similar values close to our hearts. It gave me hope for future legislation and the chance to leave a lasting, positive, international impact.
I have always advocated for kindness, compassion, walking in each other’s shoes, and of course, the Golden Rule – treating people the way we want to be treated. I was able to both give and receive these same transformational values at the Expo, validating that coming together in dedicated, creative communities is increasingly necessary to improve and reshape our world systems.
Everybody loves a good groundbreaking! I’m glad to announce that our Clayco team is collaborating to create a state-of-the-art cold storage facility for Performance Food Group Inc. in Berkeley, Missouri. PFG is an industry leader and one of the largest food and food service distribution companies in North America.
It’s time to get our heads in the game and inspire the next generation of athletes! Clayco, Turner, and HNTB collaborated to revamp the Richard T. Ubben Basketball Complex at the University of Illinois. Our companies create structures that connect people with inviting aesthetics and enhanced functionality – something users of this facility will attest to. This project doubled the size of the existing building to 75,000 square feet to provide more space for players to refine their skillsets and drive the athletic program forward.
I am THRILLED to announce Michael Fassnacht is championing the new role of Chief Growth Officer and President of Chicagoland at Clayco. Michael will oversee the area’s business, civic, and community efforts, including business development, marketing, and sales, while serving as a mentor and coach to the team working alongside him.