Construction Workers Beat the Heat

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With soaring temperatures, many of us can find comfort in an air conditioned office.
 
But for construction workers, their office is in the heat.
 
Hot temperatures don’t stop the many construction projects in downtown Minot.
 
If anything, it just gets them out on the job earlier.
 
(Alberto Flores/Owner, Flores Concrete Construction) “When it’s too hot like today, we start early in the morning to pour the concrete. When it starts getting too hot, we finish by that time.”
 
And the heat is nothing new to Flores and his crew.
 
“We’re from Las Vegas, Nevada.”
 
With this weather, they plan accordingly and get to Main Street by early morning time – when it’s still cool enough to pour the concrete.
 
By the afternoon, the warm weather actually helps the concrete set faster.
 
“In Vegas, you know, we work every day in 100, 110, 120 degrees. So right now, it’s 100. You know, it’s not bad.”
 
Not bad for Flores and his men, but there’s one thing that helps them get through.
 
“We just keep the guys drinking lots of water, that way we can work in the heat.”
 
The North Main Street project will be wrapping up soon, and Flores Concrete Construction will be moving on to Burdick Expressway.

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