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GCC renovation nears completion


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Keith LaFave, of Excel Fire Protection, works on the sprinkler system in the new classrooms above the auto shop in the Carl Kleimola Technical Center on Thursday. The $4 million, summer-long project at Gogebic Community College is near completion. Classes begin Monday.

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The $4 million project at the Carl Kleimola Technical Center on the campus of Gogebic Community College is set to finish on time, said project foreman Bill Tregembo, of Angelo Luppino, Inc.

Some electrical work will be completed through the end of the week, and carpets need to be installed, Tregembo said. All inspections have been completed.

Keith LaFave, of Excel Fire Protection, was installing sprinkler systems on Thursday.

Josh Pekuri, Lindquist Electric, was getting ready to run telephone and data lines.

Classes are scheduled in the new classrooms Monday morning, said dean of business services Erik Guenard.

Furniture is expected to be delivered today and Saturday.

The project was done in an environmentally friendly way, scoring very high on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design measures, said Guenard. The carpeting is recycled, the rooms make use of “daylighting” and urinals are waterless, as well as construction making use of space in a pre-existing building rather than building a new one.


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