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COST’s Summer Picnic

COST's summer picnic at the Milwaukee County Zoo

COST held its annual company picnic on August 10th at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo, along with a beautiful sunny day in the mid-70’s, served as a perfect picnic venue. Interestingly, the Milwaukee County Zoo was COST’s very first customer dating back to 1957. The original work consisted of building simulated rockwork, earthen textures,…

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COST Expands West Coast Presence with Los Angeles Office

OC Office Front

COST of Wisconsin, Inc., an industry leader in theme construction, has recently opened an office in Orange County California, just outside of Los Angeles. The Jefferson Business Park office serves as a project management hub for West Coast projects, while the production space will provide light specialty fabrication services and equipment storage. Omar Rodriguez, an…

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Carmen Micale Retires After 44 Years at COST!

Carmen's Retirement

As destiny would have it, long time superintendent Carmen Micale, began his 44 year career with COST performing simulated rockwork in Milwaukee and today, he completes his final work at the Milwaukee County Zoo elephant exhibit. Traveling the nation over four decades, his projects aligned full-circle. Carmen started in exhibit fabrication in 1974 as a…

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Jerry E

Jerry Ehlke, legendary Man of Steel, retires Jerry Ehlke completed his last steel armatures in March of 2016, closing out his nearly 36-year tenure with COST of Wisconsin, Inc. Jerry was heavily involved in nearly every project that COST had undertaken over the past several decades. Starting as a welder and yard laborer in September…

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Village of Rosemont, Water Feature

Village of Rosemont, Water Feature at Night

Monument Park, located at Higgins Road and River Road in Rosemont, IL, was closed last fall to begin the reconstruction of the well-known iconic Rosemont waterfall. The old Rosemont waterfall, known throughout the Chicagoland area, was a gathering place for locals, a favorite spot for wedding photos, and a tourist destination. The new waterfalls are larger…

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