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Blattner Collaborates to add more Festoon Lights to Downtown St. Cloud as part of Industry Milestone Celebration.

As part of Blattner's continued 50,000 megawatt industry milestone celebration, the company is working with a group of Central Minnesota businesses to bring light, hope and community. The next addition of decorative, festoon lights were hung in downtown St. Cloud. There are now multiple series of light strings running from the 900 block of W. St. Germain Street to the 600 block of W. St. Germain Street that is lighting up the area.

Easement approvals and construction took place over the summer, from June through August, and the lights were officially turned on during the Paramount’s 100th Anniversary celebration that was held Thursday, August 26th. The new festoon lights frame the Paramount’s marquee sign and continue to run down St. Germain Street. There are additional plans to complete the lighting with tree lights in the pavilion outside the old Herberger’s building.

“This year Blattner celebrated a renewable energy industry milestone and we wanted to make a bigger impact by donating to our communities because giving back is what powers us forward,” stated Christine Huston, director of communications and marketing at Blattner Company. “I was inspired by the first festoon lights and honored to be a part of this remarkable group for the second phase of the lights.”

The lights and installation were made possible by a donation from Blattner Company and in-kind gifts from Batteries Plus Bulbs, BCI Construction, Design Electric, and Inventure Properties.

The first phase of the festoon lights was installed in 2019 and lights up downtown St. Cloud on 5th Avenue from St. Germain Street to 1st Street South.

Photo credit: BadCat Digital Marketing. 

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Blattner Company is a diversified renewable energy contractor providing leading expertise and collaborative construction solutions nationwide. Blattner Company is the parent company of Blattner Energy and D.H. Blattner & Sons of which all are members of the Quanta Services family of companies and are industry-leading renewable energy contractors in their respective markets throughout the United States. Building on more than a century of innovation, the Blattner Family of Companies provides complete engineering, procurement and construction services for utility-scale solar, wind, energy storage and power delivery projects with proven project management skills and self-per­formance of all major work activities. Learn more at    

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