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Hope Lodge Topping Out Ceremony

May 2, 2018

Project Update

There are several major milestone events surrounding the excitement of new construction; people love to a attend a ribbon-cutting or a groundbreaking. The least high profile of this, speaking only in terms of notoriety, is the topping-out ceremony.

The topping-out ceremony occurs when the final steel beam is hoisted into place, high above where the more commonly known milestone events take place. The ceremony has its roots in Scandinavia, but has turned into an opportunity to celebrate progress on new construction projects around the world.

Recently, this significant moment was celebrated at the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Hope Lodge in Jackson. We were there to chronicle this exciting moment, and are thrilled to see this project continue to take shape in the coming months.