Sentry Insurance progress builds toward future
To the Editor:
From a rundown Ramada Inn building, to a field of grass, to piles of sand and rock, to a large hole in the ground to a concrete foundation, Sentry does it again – a new monstrous office building.
This building is in the heels of SentryWorld’s revamp, including the fieldhouse and PJs Restaurant.
All of their improvements add further to identifying Sentry as a solid company, which makes it more appealing to present and future customers, be they insurance, golf or dining. Importantly, the company is more appealing to prospective employees (now called associates).
Then, on top of that is the creation of a new upscale dining facility in Sentry’s main building.
None of this could have been possible without a solid core of management, associates and customers as well as sales personnel.
Of further significance is the Sentry Foundation continuing to support education at many levels in our area. The emphasis is on technology, which continues to fulfill the needs of the future. In addition, there is significant support to the United Way.
Now back to the new building construction. I do not know how many dollars are involved, but it is already a payoff locally. Some local contractors are heavily involved – County Concrete and Stuzynski to name two, and I am sure more will be involved.
The huge crane being used by Findorff announces the construction of a large building. It is almost like we are in a large city with the presence of such a crane. I do hope construction (better minds than mine) goes on target and most importantly, safely. Interesting enough is the part that Findorff was one of the two general contractors in the construction of the main building in the 1970s.
Unbeknownst to many people, Sentry is also updating the main building including the cafeteria (now called the Commons), credit union, meeting rooms, entry ways on the G-2 level and the “tunnel” between the theater and the fitness area and the core elevators area.
All of this reflects the efforts of management and associates to increase revenue, profits, investments and surplus. Without that, none of the improvements and the new building construction would not happen.
As a retiree, I am proud of these achievements. Congratulations!