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Michigan City-based Tonn and Blank Construction promoted four employees this year.

One of the promotions was earned during a longtime construction project.

Adam Schwalm
Adam Schwalm
Kyle Harris
Kyle Harris

Kyle Harris was promoted to project manager because of his work on the new Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital at 12750 Saint Francis Drive. It will replace the current hospital at 1201 S. Main St. He served as a project engineer.

“This major project was a dynamic undertaking that required adaptability and proper resource utilization, and Kyle continuously contributed those valuable skills,” according to company officials in a written statement.

The hospital features 199 inpatient rooms and a medical office building. The project used virtual design to help with construction, according to Franciscan Health. Bathrooms, exam rooms and headwalls were built offsite before their installation on the new building.

Tonn and Blank broke ground on the site in September 2020. The hospital is expected to open Jan. 28. The new hospital was blessed Jan. 10.

Other promotions included Adam Schwalm to senior project manager from project manager.

“Adam has successfully led and completed multiple construction projects throughout his time with Tonn and Blank Construction,” the officials said. “He shows strong leadership skills and handles challenges effectively.”

April Brown was promoted to director of continuous improvement from process improvement manager.

Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor
April Brown
April Brown

“From strategic planning to change management, April’s focus is driving positive change to meet the demands of our dynamic industry,” they said.

Jessica Taylor was promoted to senior real estate manager from real estate manager. She will manage the real estate assets and operations for Franciscan Health.

“Her real estate expertise, financial acumen and understanding of the regulatory environment are very valuable to our clients,” they said.

Tonn and Blank Construction, which was founded in 1922 by C.W. Tonn and J.G. Blank, joined the Franciscan Alliance in 1998. It has offices in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Westville. The company was recognized by Gov. Eric Holcomb with a Century Business Award last year.


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