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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2014

Governor Quinn Announces $633,000 for Roof Replacement Project at Lawrence Correctional Center
Project Will Involve Work on Several Housing Units

SUMNER – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $633,000 for a roof replacement project at the Lawrence Correctional Center in Sumner, part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“Our investment will help maintain this key Department of Corrections facility,” Governor Quinn said. “The project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive the local economy forward.”

The temporary and existing roofing systems will be replaced on the C Wing of Housing Unit #1 and on B Wing of Housing Unit #7. This will include repairing or replacing skylights, air handlers and screens, gutters, and downspouts. The project also provides for remediation work on past roof edge failures. D.E. Martin Roofing Co., Inc. of Lebanon was the lowest of three bidders for the work at $633,178. The project will be overseen by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

“Maintenance and upkeep at our correctional centers is vital to ensure the safety of the guards, staff and inmates who work and live at these facilities,” State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) said.

The Lawrence Correctional Center is a 16 building, 364,000-square-foot facility constructed in 2000. It is operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support 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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