EFFINGHAM – Governor Pat Quinn today announced more than $1.28 million in capital investments to upgrade the Effingham Readiness Center operated by the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. The upgrades are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“Readiness centers are important parts of our infrastructure, and it’s important to maintain and improve these facilities,” Governor Quinn said. “These upgrades will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy as well.”
About 20,000 square feet of roofing and associated flashing and sealant will be replaced on the Readiness Center building. The project will also involve exterior tuckpointing, interior water damage repair, and door and window replacement. Grunloh Construction, Inc. of Effingham was the lowest of five bidders for the work at $624,000. The asbestos abatement portion of the project was awarded to General Waste Systems, Inc. of Alton, the lowest of five bidders at $26,400.
The second part of the Readiness Center project includes upgrading the electrical system, including replacing the distribution system, building grounding, and conduits; upgrading the mechanical and plumbing systems, including replacing boilers, the climate control system and controls; updating ductwork; replacing piping and fixtures; remodeling restrooms; upgrading the domestic and hot water distribution systems; replacing sanitary sewer lines; and abating asbestos-containing materials. The contracts awarded for the work include:
• Grunloh Construction, Inc., general remodeling and repair, $67,000, the lowest of two bids submitted.
• A & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Urbana, heating and air conditioning rehabilitation, $378,000, the lowest of four bids submitted.
• Anderson Electric Inc., Mattoon, electrical rehabilitation, $72,200, the lowest of three bidders.
• Cenpro Services, Inc., Madison, asbestos abatement for the mechanical systems work, $113,300, the lowest of four bids submitted.
The project will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board and uses federal funds administered by the State of Illinois.