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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Take a tour of the state and there's no denying we have some amazing buildings. Whether old or new, each one has an interesting story to tell. Sometimes it's historical; sometimes architectural; and quite often it's a little of both.

Well, I know of a Utah company that is helping to author these "architectural stories." It's called Whitehead Contracting Inc. or WCI. They have combined a team of skilled and dedicated construction specialists who have over 30 years of commercial construction experience and are capable of tackling the most difficult projects.

I learned from Kent Whitehead, the company's manager, about two of those projects recently completed by WCI.

The LDS Salt Lake Temple in the heart of downtown was the culmination of 40 years of intense pioneer labor. Its six majestic spires have endured as a worldwide icon of the global headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. WCI recently installed a new fall protection system on each of the six spires to ensure the safety of all maintenance personnel. Working at heights of 180 feet, WCI installed over 300 custom made eyebolts, 500 lineal feet of wire cable, and 18 specialized ladder safety channels into the historic granite structure, all of which were carefully located so as to not detract from the aesthetic beauty of the building.

A second pair of high profile downtown buildings is the Zion Summit (Condominium) Towers located directly north of the Conference Center. Working on a suspended scaffold system at 116 feet high, WCI installed 1,000 lineal feet of a new Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, 5-foot tall, fascia system. The Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic fascia is one of many architectural FRP fabrications that WCI has manufactured at their North Salt Lake facility for various commercial construction projects located throughout 30 of the 50 United States.

You can see more of their projects by visiting the company's Web site at

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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