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Road crew excited to start work in new shop

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

A new shop building will help a Region 8 county serve its citizen better.

It was a celebration on Friday morning for the Poinsett County Road Department.

A ribbon cutting was held in honor of a new shop building.

County Judge Bob Cantrell said the building includes office space, a break room, showers, handicap bathrooms, tool room and high ceilings for equipment.

“It’s got all of the modern features to it, all of the wind loads, roof capacity and everything, so we anticipate it being here for a long time,” Cantrell.

Cantrell said he feels the building will allow his crew to do even better work and save money.

The county budgeted $341,000 for the shop building and saved $183,000 during construction.

“We are kindly a poor county, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, and $183,000 will go a long long way for us,” Cantrell said.

He said the crew looks forward to getting work done in the building.

“A place to work, the tools that we need, the facilities that we need, and whenever you have a place to work and it cuts down on a lot of extra costs because we don't have to take anywhere,” Cantrell said. “We are pretty much self sufficient.”

Cantrell praised his employees for all of the work they do along with Square Post Buildings out of Hoxie who constructed it.

“If it hadn’t been for our employees, we wouldn’t be here,” Cantrell said. “I’m very appreciative of them, and they know that.”

Cantrell said they will go to work immediately. 

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