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Federated Insurance Data Center Addition

Federated Insurance Data Center Addition | Owatonna, MN

  • This new addition is adjacent to Federated’s existing South Campus facility in Owatonna, MN.
  • Designed to house IT equipment on the upper floor and mechanical equipment on the lower floor.
  • Engineered to withstand the forces of an F5 tornado. That is, up to 318 mile per hour winds.
  • Also doubles as a storm shelter for employees, with all employees being able to reach the shelter within seven minutes.
  • ERA utilized bigger wall panels, more connections and an unusual roofing system to create a structure strong enough to withstand such winds.
  • Construction completed in 2013.

Team Members

Owner: Federated Insurance

Architect: BWBR

General Contractor: Alvin E. Benike

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