Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff WriterAdministrators at Central Wyoming College were pleased to announce that all of the subcontractors involved in the school's housing project in Sinks Canyon are from Wyoming, with a majority based in Fremont County.
"Of the 10 subcontractors hired ... eight are from Fremont County," said Ron Granger, CWC's vice president for administrative services.
He pointed out the general contractor for the project is SDI of Lander.
The budget for the project is capped at $900,000, which will pay for a new bunkhouse as well as upgrades to the current cabins and orchard house at the CWC property in Sinks Canyon. Work is expected to be completed by July.
Giddings Construction of Riverton will handle drywall and ceilings at the site, while Hoffman Electric of Riverton is in charge of the electrical system and AD Martin Lumber of Riverton will install windows.
Five Lander-based companies are involved in the project: Excavation will be done by Artery Construction, Intermountain Buildings will cover concrete, Paint Systems was hired for paint work, Bill Jones Plumbing and Heating is in charge of plumbing, and Sweetwater Aire LLC will take care of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Doorways of Wyoming from Cheyenne was hired to build doors and frames for the project, while FireTech of Gillette will install the emergency sprinkler system. Granger said the bids from the out-of-county companies were "very competitive."
"This is a nice list," CWC Board of Trustees chairman Charlie Krebs said. "People are aware of things like that. (They don't like to) see a truck pull up from Salt Lake City or Billings."
Granger said weather caused a delay in the project earlier this winter, but the new bunkhouse still should be ready for student residents in the fall.
"We kind of missed a little bit on our window of getting foundations poured," Granger said. "The weather moved in on us. (But) it's not going to kill us."
He said the project was initially scheduled for completion "early in the summer."
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