Construction on the $6 million health center in Zanesville continues. Those working on the new building on Adair have two reasons to be happy. One it’s a beautiful day to be working outside in February, two they are all from the local community.
The project is paid for by a federal grant and the land was donated by Genesis. By using local companies Zanesville is also able to reap financial benefits and contractors work close to home.
"We are really proud to be part of this project 100% of our labor crew is from Zanesville so it is a safe bet that 100% of that money will stay here locally," said Phil Lash, Paul Construction.
The contractors have worked well together in the past. Most recently, on the new high schools. So there is no need to use businesses from elsewhere.
"The great thing about this community is there is a lot of local good qualified contractors out here so they are very good to work with," Andy Bensman, Project Manager.
This winter caused some issues for the project, but now it is well underway. Modern materials will be used in the completition.
"We’re designing this building in L.E.E.D. principles – L.E.E.D is a design principle using energy efficient materials," said Architect Jeremy Davis.
Each company is excited to be involved in the large project and helping the community.
"The people in our company take pride in what they do and knowing that in a couple years they can drive by and say we helped build that project there and took part in that," Doug McCanna, Kendrick Excavating.
Within a few weeks the structure will be complete and once the walls in this new building go up even more local companies will be involved including Sauphartley Roofing, Mock Wood Working, Painters Plus and Moore Drywall and Paint.