Local company constructing frames for COVID-19 urgent care facility

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A local company that makes steel frames is working on a unique project.

B & T Manufacturing of Rapid City is building framing for a 32 X 50 foot coronavirus urgent care facility that is set to open next week in Wisconsin.

The build started late last week with five crew members, and will be transported to Wisconsin tomorrow morning.

“This design basically came to us last Tuesday, as I mentioned, we got it in the evening,” Tim Torpey said. “We got our teams to collaborate. This wasn’t our original design, but in a matter of two to three days, our wonderful folks here and folks in Wisconsin, were able to get together and were able to come up with this urgent care center, to be delivered. ”

Torpey says this opportunity has spawned other projects similar to the urgent care.

He’s also reached out to South Dakota lawmakers in hopes of building these facilities in the state.

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