Roofing Work Resumes at Stadium
North St. Paul, Minnesota (September 10, 2015) – Berwald Roofing and Sheet Metal Company issued this statement today as its staff prepares to resume work on the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis:
“It is with heavy hearts that Berwald Roofing staff will resume construction tomorrow Friday, September 11th on the US Bank Stadium.
After a review of the roofing conditions, Berwald Roofing, in cooperation with Mortenson Construction and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, has been cleared to continue installing the stadium’s roofing system.
The Minnesota Vikings recently displayed a sticker of Jeramie Gruber’s initials to the back of their helmets. In a similar gesture, Berwald Roofing employees will don hard hats that feature a decal in memory of their colleague and friend.
The decals read “Forever Our Brother,” and include images of a bear, fish and bow hunter in celebration of Jeramie’s love of the outdoors. An image of the decal is attached to this statement.
‘We have continued to feel the loss of an exceptional employee and offer our sincerest condolences to Jeramie Gruber’s family and friends,’ said President Eugene Berwald.
Berwald Roofing Inc. remains committed to cooperating with investigators as they work to determine the incident’s cause. The safety of our employees will continue to be our highest priority.”
About Berwald Roofing and Sheet Metal Company
Berwald Roofing and Sheet Metal Company is working on the construction of the $1.1 billion US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The family owned and operated company was founded in 1936 by E.R. Berwald and is one of the largest roofing, sheet metal and wall panel companies in Minnesota.