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Groundbreaking ceremony for Spanish Fork Fire Station 62 set for Oct. 2

Oct 03, 2019 07:01PM

Spanish Fork City will hold a groundbreaking ceremony of the city’s second fire station, Station 62, on Oct. 2 at 12 p.m. at 2635 East Canyon Road in Spanish Fork.

The addition of a second fire station in Spanish Fork City will significantly improve the level of EMS and fire service throughout the community by decreasing response times citywide.

“We are thrilled to begin construction on our second fire station” said Mayor Steve Leifson. “This new station will build on a history of extraordinary fire and emergency medical services in12 months.”

Spanish Fork City has compiled a great project team of professionals who will oversee the design and construction of this new facility. Station 62 was designed by Blalock & Partners, an award-winning firm of architects and design professionals located in Salt Lake City. Blalock & Partners has considerable municipal experience, having previously designed Stations 03 and 14 for the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Westland Construction, which is located in Orem, will serve as the construction manager for the project. Westland Construction brings to the table extensive construction experience from public and private projects throughout the State of Utah. Westland’s history actually entwines with Spanish Fork’s, with both the CEO (Chris Houghton) and President (Kyle Houghton) growing up in Spanish Fork.

“When this project was starting to come to life, we knew we needed to manage the project” said CEO Chris Houghton. “Spanish Fork holds a special place in our hearts and this project became personal to us. We build all over Utah, across the U.S., and internationally, from Canada to the Caribbean, West Africa to New Zealand, and the South Pacific, but nothing beats building for the community in our home town.” (Submitted to Serve Daily by Scott Aylett.)