Milwaukee, November 21, 2013 – Northwestern Mutual today announced it has selected Veit, a specialty contracting and waste management firm with an office in the Milwaukee area, to serve as project manager for the deconstruction of the company’s east office building in downtown Milwaukee.  The deconstruction of the east building is the next phase in the construction of the new 1.1 million-square-foot Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons.

Veit, headquartered in Minnesota, operates a local office in New Berlin. The firm will partner with Milwaukee-area contractors to perform a variety of functions throughout the deconstruction process.

“We’re excited to execute this important phase of our project and we welcome Veit to help us move forward as we prepare to build the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons,” said Scott Wollenzein, Northwestern Mutual facility operations consultant. “We also look forward to providing hundreds of local jobs over the year-long deconstruction process.”

The multi-layered, floor-by-floor deconstruction of the east office building is expected to begin in December and be completed in the fall of 2014. Crews have already begun preparation that includes the installation of construction fencing and scaffolding, initial foundation work and the removal of bushes and trees. Several trees will be transported to and replanted on Northwestern Mutual’s Franklin campus.

For more information about the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, please visit www.northwesternmutual.com/BuildingMKE or follow the project on Twitter at @NM_MKE.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2013 according to FORTUNE® magazine and has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 156 years. As a mutual company with $1.4 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

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SOURCE Northwestern Mutual