“We are currently
waiting on the final punch list with the contractor and architect which will take place … Thursday,” Stevens said. “We have been cleaning and reorganizing display materials and storage areas.”
McKinney Construction out of South Fulton, Tenn., has been in charge of the construction, which started before last year’s Ham Festival.
Crews are finishing up the conference room with furnishings as well as phone and computer lines, said Stevens, who also said he’s been open inside the office during the construction to answer phone and e-mail inquiries and has continued to mail out information for said inquiries.
“Most of the time has been spent cleaning, working on advertising and organizing the cases of brochures and information we distribute,” Stevens said.
The executive director said they hope to open by March 1 if everything goes well with the punch list meeting, and that everyone will hopefully be invited to see the remodeled building and the new layout.
Renovations to the building include making it handicapped accessible with a ramp in the front, and a new vestibule that will make part of the building accessible 24 hours a day, Stevens said.