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Inventrek restoration nears completion

03/20/2017

Interior restoration is nearing completion at Inventrek Technology Park.

In an effort to get walls painted and wallpapered as quickly as possible, Hearn Construction crews replacing hundreds of ceiling tiles are being followed by a team from RCO Cleaning Solutions tasked with keeping surfaces clean.

“Crews are maximizing workflow in order to get portions of the facility open as soon as possible,” said Mike McCool, manager of economic development for the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance.

The East Firmin Street facility suffered extensive damage when tornado-producing storms moved through Kokomo on Aug. 24. The roof partially collapsed during the storm and the rains that followed caused extensive water damage to the building’s interior.

The mitigation efforts that begin immediately after the storm resulted in a nearly bare bone facility that now requires a complete restoration.

Early interior restoration work was focused on the building’s west end, which houses the business incubator program.

“Tenants want their spaces back, and we’re making it happen,” he said. “We’ll get them back on site and then turn our focus to the rest of the facility.”

Kokomo Glass & Paint has replaced nearly 100 windows in the facility and CCR Roofing crews will continue work on replacing the south roof.

The business incubator portion of the facility is expected to open in April.