TO CALL 452911. THE BIGGEST PIECE OF THE RENOVATION PLAN FOR THE JMC ICE ARENA IS UNDERWAY AND EVEN THOUGH IT’S A BIG JOB THE WORK HAS MOSTLY BEEN “SMOOTH SKATING”… JET 24 ACTION NEWS SCOTT BREMNER HAS YOUR DETAILS.. WHEN THE CEMENT JOB IS THIS BIG, IT GOES WELL PAST A WHEELBARROW AND TROWEL.. A NEW CEMENT FLOOR FOR THE JMC ICE ARENA PAID FOR OUT OF A TWO MILLION DOLLAR STATE GRANT. THAT MEANS A LOT OF CONCRETE..WHICH MUST BE POURED CONTINUOUSLY SO IT SETS CORRECTLY.. ((SOUND ONE MITCHELL)) 11:33 This is going to be quite the undertaking..it’s at least 26 up to perhaps 30 cement trucks, that’s a lot of concrete so it’s a lot of work a lot of manpower as you can see. 11:43 ONLY A FEW COMPANIES IN THE COUNTRY DO THIS KIND OF WORK. MERLO CONSTRUCTION OUT OF MICHIGAN IS ONE OF THEM. FOR BIG JOBS LIKE THIS CEMENT WORK HAS BECOME PART MANPOWER AND PART HIGH TECH..TO MAKE SURE THE HOSES DO AN EVEN POUR, AND LASERS ENSURE THE FINISHED SURFACE IS ABSOLUTELY FLAT. (((SOUND TW CAMPBELL)) 15:15 Our two machines you see behind me are called hose hogs they are moving the hoses around for us we used to do that all manually those are relatively new they have been out for two years. 15:23 AND WHILE THE CEMENT WORK IS THE BIGGEST JOB IN THE RENOVATION IT IS CERTAINLY NOT THE LAST (((SOUND THREE))) 12:12 We’ll have new matting, new bleachers, new entrance, some work in the locker rooms so there’s lots more than just the floor. 12:20 BUT STILL THAT SENSE OF RELIEF, THAT THE BIGGEST JOB IS NOW SETTING PRETTY..THIS IS SCOTT BREMNER..REPORTI NG… STUDENTS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM TODAY AT FORT LEBOEUF. FAMILIES WERE NOTIFIED YESTERDAY THE DISTRICT WAS CLOSED DUE TO A

Largest part of JMC Ice Arena renovations underway
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