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Published on May 15, 2013

Alamance Regional reaches the top of its $62 million dollar project

Alamance Regional is celebrating a major milestone in a $62 million construction project. The final beam on the expansion of the Emergency Department and expanded surgical services area will be placed at 11:30 a.m. today at the hospital. A 244-foot tall crane will hoist one of the final beams, signed by Alamance Regional staff. And, in keeping with the Topping Out tradition, an evergreen tree and an American flag will be perched on top of the beam to symbolize growth and prosperity.

A Topping Out ceremony signifies that the highest point of the structure has been achieved. The celebration recognizes the construction workers and design team behind the project which has come only four months after the Groundbreaking event on January 15. The project is on a fast timeline in order to bring enhanced facilities to Alamance County as quickly as possible.

"We are working to build something very special here in Alamance County," says John Currin, Alamance Regional Chief Executive Officer. "This project is a major investment in the health of our community that will provide our patients with increased access to care in areas of the hospital where we have seen tremendous growth," he adds.

The project has brought more than 400 construction jobs to Alamance County and the hospital has contracted with numerous local suppliers and contractors on the project, fueling the local economy. The lead contractor, KBR Building Group, has utilized local subcontractors and suppliers such as Buckner Steel and Chandler Concrete. Among local supplies, 610 tons of steel and 3,562 cubic yards of will concrete will be used in building materials.

The expansion will grow the Emergency Department, Cancer Center and Surgical areas to accommodate future patient volumes and allow for added amenities in patient treatment areas. The Emergency Department is expected to see 70,000 visits by 2014. Upon completion of the project, square footage for the expanded areas will total over 178,000 square feet. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue lunch as part of the celebration.

Alamance Regional is celebrating a major milestone in a $62 million construction project. The final beam on the expansion of the Emergency Department and expanded surgical services area will be placed at 11:30 a.m. today at the hospital. A 244-foot tall crane will hoist one of the final beams, signed by Alamance Regional staff. And, in keeping with the Topping Out tradition, an evergreen tree and an American flag will be perched on top of the beam to symbolize growth and prosperity.

A Topping Out ceremony signifies that the highest point of the structure has been achieved. The celebration recognizes the construction workers and design team behind the project which has come only four months after the Groundbreaking event on January 15. The project is on a fast timeline in order to bring enhanced facilities to Alamance County as quickly as possible.

"We are working to build something very special here in Alamance County," says John Currin, Alamance Regional Chief Executive Officer. "This project is a major investment in the health of our community that will provide our patients with increased access to care in areas of the hospital where we have seen tremendous growth," he adds.

The project has brought more than 400 construction jobs to Alamance County and the hospital has contracted with numerous local suppliers and contractors on the project, fueling the local economy. The lead contractor, KBR Building Group, has utilized local subcontractors and suppliers such as Buckner Steel and Chandler Concrete. Among local supplies, 610 tons of steel and 3,562 cubic yards of will concrete will be used in building materials.

The expansion will grow the Emergency Department, Cancer Center and Surgical areas to accommodate future patient volumes and allow for added amenities in patient treatment areas. The Emergency Department is expected to see 70,000 visits by 2014. Upon completion of the project, square footage for the expanded areas will total over 178,000 square feet. The ceremony will be followed by a barbecue lunch as part of the celebration.

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