Under Construction Part I

By , September 16, 2010
Jeff Bachiochi

And without further adieu, its time for a big construction update. In a previous entry, I mentioned they were just starting to break ground on our massive expansion project. If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, Great Coasters is putting on a significant addition to our office here in Sunbury, PA. The additions will just about triple the size of our shop (which means tons of more room to build trains), along with a bunch of office and storage space. From just looking at the outline, it looks like our building is basically going to double in size! Its pretty exciting.

In the last few weeks, the construction team has been moving FAST! The first couple days were used for surveying and digging. Then they started pouring concrete in the first week. It wasn’t much more than a week later when blocks were laid and the foundation was backfilled and complete. This week was all about steel. Big beams were brought in and laid across the footprint of the building. Smaller transverse beams were then connected to create the framing plan of the roof. And just yesterday, they finally erected the frame. There are a bunch of photos posted showing the progress of how this all went down. Looking back, it’s wild to think about how fast it all happened. But there is still much more to be done. If any of this previous paragraph seemed like a bunch of blah blah blah to you, I encourage you to take a look at the photos we’ve posted. It’s all cool stuff.

I’ll be sure to keep everyone up to date on the progress of expansion.

To be continued…

(^I think I should finish all my blogs like this. At least until I do my farewell blog)


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