June 04, 2010

The Last Word: Ride out the storm

The Great Recession posed challenges for all industries, but the construction industry has been one of the hardest hit. Brookfield-based Hunzinger Construction Co. has been in business for more than 100 years and has constructed some of the Milwaukee area’s most prominent buildings. President John Hunzinger reflects on how the industry and his firm are working through the severe economic downturn.

"Having been in the construction business for nearly 30 years, I thought I had seen it all. The back-to-back recessions of 1981 and 1982 posed the greatest challenge to our 100-plus-year-old company since The Great Depression of 1929.

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