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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $151,000 Investments at Community Colleges in Robinson, Olney and Mt. Carmel
Illinois Jobs Now! Projects Will Improve State’s Infrastructure and Create Construction Jobs

ROBINSON – Governor Pat Quinn today announced more than $151,000 in capital investments to upgrade community college campuses in Robinson, Olney and Mt. Carmel. The upgrades are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“Community colleges are important parts of our infrastructure, and it’s important to maintain and improve these campuses,” Governor Quinn said. “These upgrades will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will be upgraded at the Lincoln Trail College Zwermann Arts Center in Robinson; the solarium will be replaced at Olney Central College, including floor tile, door and fixture replacement; and the chemistry laboratories in the Science Building at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel will be upgraded, including the electrical and plumbing systems, laboratory tables, fume hoods and floor tiles.

The lowest of two bidders for these combined projects was Merz Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Effingham with a bid of $151,898. The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage the projects.  

“These projects will have the dual impact of creating jobs in the region and advancing improvements that will benefit the student body, educators and administrators at these institutions,” State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) said.

These projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which is supporting more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.
 



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