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Metcon Begins Construction on Two New Schools in Wayne County

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On August 7, 2014 Metcon, Inc. broke ground on two new schools  in Wayne County.  (Grantham Middle School & Spring Creek Middle School)  Community leaders as well as citizens showed up to celebrate the ground breaking event.  In addition, Senators Louis Pate and Don Davis, as well as House of Representative John R. Bell were present for the groundbreakings.  The project is a joint venture between Metcon and T.A. Loving company of Goldsboro and is led by Metcon Senior Project Manager Ryan Parker.

 

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Taylor thanked the Board of Education and the Wayne County Board of Commissioners for their hard work to making the building of the two schools a reality.  Taylor thanked former school board members Pete Gurley, Dave Thomas, Shirley Sims and George Moye. He gave a nod to former Board of Education members Lehman Smith and Shirley Sims, as well as former Wayne County Commissioner J.D. Evans.  Taylor said that the two schools were the first to be built since Tommy’s Road Elementary School in 2000.   “This is an exciting time and I’m proud to stand here,” Taylor said. 

 

Board of Education Chairman John Grantham echoed his appreciation for school board members and for the county commissioners.  "This has been a long time coming," said Grantham.  Wayne Aycock, Chairman for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, also thanked everyone involved for their hard work.   “But the school board is not the winner. The Commissioners are not the winner,” Aycock said. “The children attending these schools – they are the winners.”

 

About Grantham Middle School

Grantham MS, a 86,346 square foot, single story building with 24 state of the art classrooms, athletic complex - including a football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. It includes load-bearing masonry, sprinkled, bar joist structure, brick veneer, aluminum windows, TPO roof, with typical MS finishes. Site is cleared, access will be from Hwy 13 and Loop Rd.

 

About Spring Creek Middle School

Spring Creek MS, a 95,946 square foot, single story building with 32 state of the art classrooms, athletic complex - including a football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. It includes load-bearing masonry, sprinkled, bar joist structure, brick veneer, aluminum windows, TPO roof, with typical MS finishes. Site is cleared, access will be from Park Road, near intersection with NC 111 and Indian Springs Rd.

 

About Metcon, Inc.

Metcon is a Carolina’s based General Contracting & construction management firm.  With over 650 successful project completions Metcon delivers General Contracting and Construction Management services for Higher Education, K-12, Medical, Multi-Family, Industrial, Hospitality, Corporate, and Government Entities throughout North and South Carolina.  Metcon, Inc. is the 2011/2013 National Minority Construction Firm of the Year, and recent recipient of Engineering News Record’s 2013 Best National K12 project for its LEED Platinum, Net-Zero, 100 percent renewable energy, Public Private contracted Sandy Grove Middle School in Hoke County, North Carolina.  Metcon is headquartered in Pembroke, NC with regional offices in Raleigh, NC Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC.  Metcon is the Carolina’s largest homegrown minority construction firm.

 

 

Media Inquiries:

Donna Locklear

Marketing Manager

Pembroke, NC

p: (910) 521-8013

e dlocklear@metconus.com