Wohlsen Construction Co. and the Delaware Army National Guard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 13 to celebrate the opening of the new, state-of-the-art field maintenance shop n Dagsboro.
Designed by STV Inc., the 16,400-square-foot maintenance shop will house vehicle maintenance services and on-the-job-training. Equipped with oversized work bays and overhead cranes, training areas, offices, and locker rooms, the facility provides guard members with a one-stop facility that improves readiness and enhances their ability to respond to situations.
“It’s good for the citizen soldiers that they have a brand-new building to work out of,” said Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, adjutant general. “They now have a great place to work, and a great shop to train and learn their skills.”
The field maintenance shop can also serve as a relief station for residents of Sussex County during snowstorms, floods, hurricanes or other disasters.
This design/build project was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver status, and utilizes several sustainable features including geothermal wells and a new underground stormwater management system.