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BAUER unveils new geothermal basement project and new home of the German American Chamber of Commerc

July 22, 2013

Basements in Florida are seldom found, but a Pasco-based company called BAUER Foundation Corp. is changing that. This week BAUER Foundation Corp. held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its newly constructed 3,000 sf building at its US headquarters in Odessa, Florida.  BAUER's innovative new building includes a geothermal basement designed to reduce air conditioning and other energy costs, and it was cool, literally! [gallery link="file"] What is even cooler is this facility is also home of three new business ventures including:
  • Executive Offices for the German American Chamber of Commerce South, Florida Chapter
  • The Florida Solar Energy Center Geothermal Research Project (FSEC)
  • The Sustainable Energy & Manufacturing Innovation Training Center (SEM-ITC)
The emcee for the event was Christina Chadwick, a student intern at BAUER, and winner of the 2012 National Trainee of the Year by the German American Chamber of Commerce. Student interns also gave guided tours at the event and shared about their experience working as a BAUER trainee.

“Christina’s award signifies that we are on the right track to improving the skills of our technical workforce and this research and innovation training center will help us collaborate more with the local companies, high schools and colleges to initiate the development of a more highly trained local workforce for our industries,” said Charles Puccini, President/CEO of BAUER Foundation Corp.

The BAUER trainee program is modeled after the successful German Dual System of Education used by its parent company BAUER AG in Schrobenhausen, Germany, where nearly 250 apprentices are employed. This training has set Germany apart from the world in engineering and technical advancements in manufacturing and other technical industries. Pasco County is hoping to learn from the dual system of education and apply certain aspects to its career academy program. Just another step towards building an even better workforce here in Tampa Bay! About BAUER Foundation Corp. The BAUER Foundation Corp. (BFC) US headquarters is located in Odessa, Florida near Tampa and employs approximately 180. BFC is primarily engaged in the installation of drilled shaft foundations for heavy construction projects such as high-rise buildings, power plant facilities, transmission lines, and bridges, and also performs design and construction of dam and levee cut-off walls, as well as slurry walls for open pit construction and tunneling projects. BFC also owns and operates a fabrication and maintenance facility located at the corporate campus in Odessa. BFC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau in Schrobenhausen, Germany.
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