The question “what’s
under the big white tent located along Ohio 66 between Minster and New
Bremen?” has been asked frequently since Celina Tent employees
erected the 80-by-140-foot structure in mid-December.
According to Sean Dorsten, vice president of general contractor H.A.
Dorsten Inc. in Minster, the tent provides protection from the elements
as subcontractors complete installation of underground plumbing and
electrical conduit at the site of the new Minster Dental Center, shown
at left. On Tuesday, Gary Niekamp backfilled one of numerous trenches
containing underground components.
Part of the tent will come down in the coming weeks to facilitate pouring
of the concrete floor. Given the likelihood of inclement weather during
late winter and early spring, Dorsten said initial framing operations
also could take place beneath the big top. A September target date has
been set for the completion of the center owned by Drs. Shawn Sharp
and James Meiring.