PBS39 Hires Alvin H. Butz as Construction Manager of New Broadcast CenterBroadcast Center Set to Open in May 2011
(Lehigh Valley, PA) January 22, 2010 -- Tim Fallon, Project Director of the PBS39 Broadcast Center at SteelStacks, announced today that Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has been hired as the construction manager of the new PBS39 Broadcast Center. This news marks the next crucial step in the building process that will culminate in the opening of the new PBS39 Broadcast Center in May of 2011.
"We are thrilled that Butz has joined the team that is making the new Broadcast Center a reality. Butz was chosen because of their experience, strong local presence, unique history of working with not-for-profit organizations and the value offered," Fallon said.
Butz president and CEO Greg Butz said, "Our project team and our entire company are excited about being part of the PBS39 project. We recognize the importance of PBS39 to the Lehigh Valley and we're proud to be part of the team that will create its new state-of-the-art high definition broadcast facility."
"Butz's reputation for their breadth of knowledge and commitment to getting the job done on budget and on time is what makes them a reliable partner," Patricia Simon, President and CEO of PBS39 said.
The 29,000 square foot PBS39 Broadcast Center, set to break ground in the next quarter, will include two television studios outfitted with state-of- the-art HD production and broadcast equipment, fully HD Master Control broadcast booth, and office space that will accommodate a future staff expansion.
The completion of the PBS39 Broadcast Center is essential in the station's commitment to expanding educational services and producing meaningful local productions, as well as continuing to broadcast PBS favorites such as Sesame Street, Antiques Roadshow and Masterpiece Theatre.
Founded in 1920, Alvin H. Butz, Inc. is the largest construction management firm headquartered in the Lehigh Valley. The firm is consistently ranked among Engineering News Record's Top 100 CM's in the U.S. The firm has also been ranked among Engineering News Record's Top 50 Green Contractors and is committed to sustainability in its construction management operations.
About Alvin H. Butz
Alvin H. Butz, Inc. provides construction management services for corporate, commercial and institutional clients in eastern Pennsylvania. With a heritage of over 90 years, the company has a reputation for high-quality, cost-effective construction management services and is recognized as the premier builder of the region's largest, most complex structures. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of sports and entertainment venues, hi-tech facilities, corporate office buildings, healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings.
PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA, serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. Channel 39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation.
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