Missouri Valley JATC: Completed

Missouri Valley JATC: Completed

Neumann is excited to announce the completion of the Missouri Valley Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) project! The Missouri Valley JATC building is a state-of-the-art training facility for the Missouri Valley Line Constructors located in Indianola, Iowa.

Construction on the 50,000 square-foot facility began in August of 2019. Designed by Ethos Design Group, the building brings together several different building materials, including structural metal stud framing, pre-engineered metal, precast panel walls, and structural masonry. This combination of materials allows the training facility to meet students’ needs for their careers in line construction.

Corten columns on the building’s façade give the illusion of wooden power line poles supporting the building’s main entry canopy. The interior of the building features an industrial style with exposed ceilings and sealed concrete floors.

The building’s unique features are extensive, including the 8,000 square foot indoor pole yard. The pole yard’s ceiling stands at 50 feet, with a catwalk mounted at 27 feet along the perimeter for instructors to communicate with the students while climbing. The training facility provides everything students need to complete their training, including high-voltage training labs, simulator rooms, maintenance shops, classrooms, and office space.

The Missouri Valley JATC project faced multiple challenges, beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic and ending with a natural disaster. In March of 2020, COVID-19 could have brought the entire construction process to an immediate halt. However, the team worked together to manage scheduling and they safely moved forward with the project.

In August of 2020, a derecho brought 110-140 mph winds across the Midwest, equivalent to those of a category 3 or 4 hurricane, and the state of Iowa was devastated. The Missouri Valley JATC building did not sustain any derecho damage, but building materials were delayed for months. Despite these challenges, the project was completed on time–a testament to the teamwork and coordination efforts between Neumann, Ethos Design Group, and all of our trade partners.

The success of the Missouri Valley JATC is the result of working with a great owner, design team, and contracting group. Neumann is proud to provide this state-of-the-art training facility that will serve the community for years to come! To learn more about the Missouri Valley JATC facility and see the project from start to finish, check out this video.

Interior of Missouri Valley JATC showing the interior pole yard on the right side. Elevated metal catwalk along the walls. Workmen trucks on the left side.
The 8,000 square foot indoor pole yard stands at 50 feet high with a catwalk at 27 feet high for instructors to communicate with students while training.
Interior of Missouri Valley JATC showing the maintenance shop with a red feature wall that has a white MVJATC logo. Work tables, open space, and lots of tools.
Interior maintenance shop for students to receive hands-on training.
Interior grey carpet with red furniture (individual chairs) and red hanging light feature. Handcrafted slate grey desk with white walls and floor to ceiling window viewing into the interior pole yard.
The interior of the facility features an industrial-style design with exposed ceilings.
First floor grey and red carpeting showcasing beige couches and open desk workspaces divided by adjustable red walls with large windows facing the front parking lot
The building provides office space for instructors and classrooms for students.
Large windows with medical walls and natural wood poles for the front exterior of the MVJATC building during winter with light snow on the ground
Corten columns on the building’s façade give the illusion of wooden power line poles supporting the building’s main entry canopy.