Board of Education awards $1.6 million in East, West science lab improvements

Bids for the construction and improvements of science laboratories at Lapeer East and Lapeer West High Schools totaling $1,652,604 were approved by the Board of Education at its meeting, Thursday, April 2nd.

All the work was awarded to qualified low bidders and all winning bidders were Michigan contractors.

The work is expected to begin as soon as school is out in June and be completed in time for students to use the labs when they return to classes in September.

“This is a giant investment in the future of our high school science programs,” said Superintendent Debbie Thompson. “Combined with the universal installation of new computers and technology last summer, we are presenting a 21st Century science and technology program to 21st Century high school students.”

Winning bidders were: Demolition, Great Lakes Construction, of Beverly Hills, $38,600; masonry, HMC Mason Contractors, of Shelby Township, $51,800; general trades, Elkhorn Construction, of Smiths Creek, $743,000; aluminum work and windows, Architectural Glazing Systems, of Mt. Morris, $6,087; flooring, Ropposch Brothers, of Port Huron, $61,095; painting, L.E. Brockman, of Warren, $12,152; mechanical, Ecker Mechanical, of Burton, $611,000; and electrical, Sky Electric, of Lapeer, $128,870.


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