Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County fire department is getting a state-of-the-art maintenance building.
The Board of Commissioners approved this week the contract for a nearly 6,000-square-foot "pre-engineered, warehouse-style building" to go up on Swanson Drive in Lawrenceville. Priced at about $685,000, the facility will provide the fire department with a climate-controlled indoor space in which to test equipment like ladders and hoses, repair small engines and tools and do maintenance work on breathing systems.
"We don't need any additional personnel because we're consolidating existing repair and maintenance operations in a single location," Fire Chief Bill Myers said. "This building provides a safe, efficient facility that will help extend the useful life of the vital equipment we use every day to serve and protect the community."
CRS Building Corp. is scheduled to start construction next month, with the goal of completing the project by the end of the year. Funding will come from the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST, officials said.