RALEIGH, N.C.–Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and special guests will break ground on a new 220,000-square-foot laboratory complex that will be built with funding from the Connect NC bonds approved by voters in 2016.
Speakers include Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Senator Brent Jackson, Representative Jimmy Dixon and Kristen Hess of HH Architecture.
Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek roads
Parking at 4501 Reedy Creek Road, with shuttle provided to groundbreaking site. Limited media truck parking on-site.
The event will take place on the site of the new center. In addition to the groundbreaking, the footprint of the building will be staked to give attendees an idea of the size and layout of the building.
The $107-million center will replace facilities used by the department’s Food and Drug Protection, Standards, Structural Pest Control and Pesticides, and Veterinary divisions. The labs in the facility conduct tests pertaining to food safety, animal disease diagnosis, weights and measures calibration, and motor fuel quality.
HH Architecture of Raleigh designed the new facility. A partnership of T.A. Loving Construction Company of Goldsboro and J.E. Dunn of Kansas City will serve as construction managers for the project.
–Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS