OGDEN, UTAH — Ogden City had their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new Ogden City Fire Station #3 today.
Mike Mathieu, Ogden City’s Fire Chief and Mayor Mike Caldwell were in attendance and spoke at the grand opening. Mayor Caldwell read a quote about firefighters by an unknown author:
What is a firefighter?
He’s the guy next door….
He’s a guy like you and me with warts and worries and unfulfilled dreams.
Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He’s a fireman….
A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.
He’s a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death.
He’s a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control.
He’s responsive to a child’s laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again….
He doesn’t preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it.
The new station replaces the current 70-year-old station located at 340 Washington Blvd that was built in 1946. The new facility is a modern 10,555 sq. ft. station that will be staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by seven full time professional firefighters.
The station includes a fire engine, paramedic rescue squad, ambulance, living quarters, apparatus bays, fitness facilities and a community education room.
This morning, local community and business leaders welcomed Lifetime Products to Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley and celebrated its official groundbreaking at its new Knoxville facility located at Eastbridge Business Park.
Lifetime’s new manufacturing and distribution operations will be located in the former GE building in Knox County. The existing building is 360,000 square feet and the company plans to double the size by adding a new building to the existing structure.
“We are committed to growth,” said President Richard Hendrickson of Lifetime Products.
The groundbreaking of Lifetime Products manufacturing facility took place on May 25, 2016 and construction will begin shortly thereafter.
I am pleased to recommend Stacey Enterprises, In.c as a competent and trustworthy company. I appreciate the great work provided to our district in the construction of Wahlquist Junior High School. This was a multi-million dollar project and it was completed on time and is a beautiful facility. I appreciate the quality of work that Kevin Gleaves, the construction manager, displayed on this school. During the construction and warranty period Kevin has been responsive to the issues which needed attention and correction. Superintendents Jim Hancey, Rob Hancey and Chase Wood were also professional and competent. I would not hesitate to recommend Stacey Enterprises, Inc. to other school districts and clients for their construction needs. - Dale Pfister
WASHINGTON TERRACE, UT
Today, Goldenwest Credit Union hosted their grand opening for their new Operations Center located in Washington, Terrace. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility will be a primary work station for up to 200 employees that will support operations, call center services and more.
“The Operation Center stands as a symbol of our mission to preserve and grow Goldenwest Credit Union for generations to come,” said Kerry H. Wahlen, Goldenwest President/CEO. “We are confident the new workspace will have a positive impact on our ability to collaborate more efficiently across many credit union functions, while providing premium office space for our employees.”
The new Operations Center sits across the street from Goldenwest Credit Union’s main office. Credit Union members will continue to go to the main office for all bank transactions and exchanges.
At the grand opening, Wahlen announced that the company is currently at $1.2 billion dollars but their goal is to continue to grow. With that being said, Goldenwest announced their new division, USU Credit Union , has committed $2 million to the University football stadium which pairs with a previous announcement of $3 million to the ongoing construction a new USU Welcome Center.
“Our highest priority continues to provide excellent member service and financial products at competitive rates,” stated Bill Hart, Goldenwest Chairman of the Board. “Giving our employees the resources they need to help our members achieve their financial goals is an important part of our plan for success as a credit union.”
Goldenwest worked with Bott Pantone Architects and Stacey Enterprises Inc for the design and construction of the facility located at 5167 South Adams Avenue in Washington Terrace City.