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Eagle County subcontractors to be used for justice center expansion

EAGLE, Colorado ” The list of sub-contractors for Eagle County’s justice center expansion project has been finalized by general contractor FCI Constructors Inc. Of the dollars committed to subs so far, about 70 percent will be performed by local companies, including surveying, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and other scopes of work.

FCI is based out of Grand Junction and has employees who live in Eagle County, including the superintendent of the justice center project. According to Eagle County Construction Manager Rick Ullom, the use of the local workforce is a priority for all county projects.

“We look at all of our projects as an opportunity not only to improve county services, but also as an opportunity for our local workforce to participate,” Ullom said

The justice center expansion project broke ground in November. The $24 million project includes two new district courtrooms, attorney/client conference rooms, mediation rooms and expanded offices for the court clerk and probations. The jail capacity will also be increased by 65 percent, allowing for work-release programs and a reduction to the costs of transporting and housing prisoners out of the county. Construction is expected to be complete by November 2010.

For more information, contact Ullom at 328-8880.

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