- Project Fresh Air continues to show great progress. The demolition is complete and systems and finish materials are being installed. The majority of the new heating and cooling systems on the interior of the building are in place and ductwork is being installed. Drywall repairs are in process in the sanctuary where cuts were made for system installations. The office wing is getting final touches to ready that space for ELC to move back into the building August 30th. On the exterior of the building landscaping has been removed to allow for new mechanical units to be placed. The new roofing installation is almost complete as well. A change from the original design - Herr & Co. has proposed a solution to install a finish roof under the steeple structure which results in saving the steeple.
It's clear that good progress is still being made on our massive renovation project. Here is what architect Charles Hendricks had to say yesterday:
While there is still some demolition work to be done, there is already progress being made on several construction fronts. The new dishwasher drain system has been put into the kitchen floor, to eliminate water leaks into the basement. The new family restroom is framed out in the foyer, the new kitchen downstairs in the Fireplace Room is also getting framed out, along with relocated storage for Mennonite Women. New ductwork (manufactured locally at Excel Steel) has been delivered and is sitting in various place ready for installation. Keep the many workers in your prayers as they continue their labors!
Construction workers have been on-site for three days now, and things are looking very different in and around the building. Pews are out of the sanctuary, organ pipes are wrapped, carpeting in the foyer and fellowship hall is gone, and heating and air ducts are beginning to exit the building. The report is that things are going smoothly so far, and the workers are getting along well. Keep them in your prayers!
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