Estero - Hertz World Headquarters Topping Off


Hertz Headquarters
Topping off the Hertz Building
It's up and it's good.
Hertz, Estero, Fl placed the final beam in its worldwide headquarters building Thursday afternoon during a "topping off" ceremony. The final beam marked completion of the building's frame and means work will transition to filling in the structure.
"This is an important milestone, putting the final beam in place," said Richard Broome, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications. "There have been no glitches so far and everything is going according to schedule."
Before the ceremony, Hertz employees and workers from contractor Turner Construction signed the ceremonial white I-beam emblazoned with the company's logo. A potted palm tree and an American flag also adorned the steel beam as it was lifted three stories skyward, while a crowd of about 80 looked on.
Hertz broke ground on its new worldwide headquarters last year and began vertical construction in May. The three-story glass complex, located at the corner of Williams Road and U.S. 41 in Estero, is expected to be complete by October 2015 and everything is — so far — on time, Broome said.
Next month, the company expects to open a 50-space car sales lot located on the 34.5-acre campus. Workers will also begin constructing a four-story garage. The company is spending more than $70 million on the new campus. Article courtesy of News-Press