WFU breaks ground on $1.1 million improvements to soccer fields

​​Wake Forest University broke ground Thursday on renovations of its two soccer practice fields as part of a $3 million package of updates for the men’s and women’s soccer facilities. The renovated fields, which will be leveled with a state-of-the-art irrigation system installed, will have natural grass playing surfaces. I.L. Long Construction Co. of Winston-Salem is handling the grading. Carolina Greens Turfcare of Durham is doing the irrigation and sod, Wake Forest women’s soccer coach Tony da Luz told Triad Business Journal. 

WFU soccer spokesman Jay Garneau said renovation of the practice fields and the irrigation system are estimated to cost about $1.1 million. Da Luz said the new Bermuda surface would be “golf-course quality.” Completion is scheduled for the beginning of September, just in time for the start of the Deacons’ home schedule. “This is just going to be a pristine facility,” da Luz said. “it’s a big deal. Our recruits value a premier, natural surface for soccer that they can rely on every day. We will have the best practice facility in the ACC.”

The full story from Triad Business Journal can be found here.

I.L. Long Construction Company Salute to Business Luncheon

The following is an excerpt from the Winston-Salem, North Carolina website. 

I.L. Long Construction Company has the distinction of being in continuous operation as a General Contractor in Winston-Salem since 1932.  Currently completing projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic their longevity can be attributed to the honesty, integrity, and professionalism that they provide each client as they deliver the highest quality projects safely, efficiently, and in a timely manner. 

Their success can be attributed to the unsurpassed capabilities of the entire I. L. Long Construction team which is based on a foundation of great people comprised of highly skilled crafts persons, experienced supervisory staff, and accomplished administrators and managers. They have had the privilege of serving hundreds of clients over the past eighty-five (85) years building relationships with organizations, corporations, and individuals who have continued to rely on their knowledge and expertise.

This feature can be found here.