CCT Blog: Northeast Regional Council Works with Large National Retailers

CCT Blog: Northeast Regional Council Works with Large National Retailers

Authored By: William Sproule, NJ Regional Manager, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

It is a wonderful feeling to be able to walk into a store you’ve helped construct, just as much as walking into your own home. Seeing other people shopping and using the building amenities can be a rewarding experience.

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It is a wonderful feeling to be able to walk into a store you’ve helped construct, just as much as walking into your own home. Seeing other people shopping and using the building amenities can be a rewarding experience. The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters have recently been working on the new Wal-Mart in Egg Harbor Township, NJ on the Black Horse Pike and will soon have that same feeling realized. The new retail facility is being built from the ground up and will span more than 188,000 square feet in a shopping center that will have some of the country’s largest restaurant chains and retail stores.

The project is expected to generate around $1million per year in tax revenue and created more than 400 full and part-time jobs. The union carpenters on the job have been working with the kind of precision that can only be garnered by working with many retail chains building specifications. Recently, the NRCC along with the Carpenter Contractor Trust have joined the International Council of Shopping Centers and attend many of their events. It comes as no surprise that, the council’s history and expertise in retail construction has brought many retail chains knocking on their door to get the job done right.