New Supercenter construction begins

In just over a week, the topography of Brady has changed dramatically as earth movers have begun preparing the construction site for the new 98,000 square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter. Under the direction of Supt. Mike Wineinger, of Emerson Construction Co. from Temple, huge earth-moving equipment began work on the site by preparing proper drainage that will control stormwater runoff. “We are in phase one of this project which is the most important aspect of the job,” said Wineinger. “Wal-Mart is very explicit in their desire to control stormwater runoff and ensure the environment is not polluted in any way by the construction of their facilities.” This new store is the 10th Wal-Mart Supercenter Wineinger has built. The last one he and his company built is located in Buda adjacent to the new Cabela’s store. “There are only four or five contractors in the state that are qualified to build Wal-Mart stores,” said Wineinger. “Our company has built everything from schools to hospitals and even a lot of work for Fort Hood. We built the new Llano school and also the Gregory Gymnasium at the University of Texas.” Right now, Wineinger’s work crew is at a minimal staff level that will swell to as many as 100 during the peak of construction. Estimated time of completion for the new Supercenter is October or November, based upon weather and a variety of construction variables.

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