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By Charles Edwardson


October 03, 2010
Sunday PM

HOW about something other than the library.

One of the hats I wear with great pride is a past Ketchikan Indian Community (here after KIC) Tribal councilman.

Currently i serve as the capitol projects manager and lead instructor for our construction technology school we are building at the old Channel Electric building across from Tatsuda's.

Our vocational technical center will be open to the public in the coming year and advertisements for classes will come with a full press release very soon.

The reason for this prelude is I get asked every day recently what is taking so long , in short it's not.

We took possession January 4, 2010 and scheduled completion is January 4, 2011 (we're gonna be a little late). That's 365 days less 104 days for weekends and 14 days for national state and local holidays (Clark Cochrane) for a total 247 days of work in the year. It's only October so roughly we've been on it 200 days. We have renovated the whole building there is nothing original left in the 20,000 square feet.

We have had to accommodate community connections, and keep an active child care facility up and running through out the entire remodel, a logistic nightmare even if we were a big construction company like Mcgraw Custom Construction. We have managed this feat with six trainees and our general forman Floyd Frank who has the patience of a saint. six trainees -- some of which could not read a tape seven months ago -- now doing work that would rival anyone's work that I have had the good fortune of working with. All in all we're kicking you know what a full press release is coming, call
254-9000 for construction technology training information.

Charles Edwardson
Ketchikan, AK


Received October 02, 2010 - Published October 03, 2010


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