Written by Theresa Rose
Monday, 25 April 2011
The Iowa National Guard will host a rededication ceremony and open house at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, commemorating the completion of renovations to the Mt. Pleasant Readiness Center, 904 S. Walnut St., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Representatives from the Iowa National Guard, and local government will participate in the ceremony. The public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend the rededication ceremony. Tours will be given after the rededication ceremony until 2 p.m.
The Mt. Pleasant Readiness Center is home to the 832nd Engineer Company, Iowa Army National Guard. Originally constructed in 1969, the existing 15,000-square foot masonry building was enlarged and remodeled. The $2.7 million expansion project added approximately 2,950-square feet, which included new classrooms and new offices for administrative personnel and recruiters. Alterations included repurposing of mechanical and office space for kitchen and breakroom space, and the existing firing range space was repurposed for a fitness area and storage space.
The unit storage building was completely reconfigured, and a bay in the motor vehicle storage building was altered for unit maintenance and wash bay activities. The heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical systems were completely replaced, as were all doors. New windows were installed and the parking area reconfigured. The military vehicle compound was paved (approximately 6,000-square yards of new pavement was poured) and a new loading ramp constructed.
The facility was designed by FEH Associates, Inc., of Des Moines. Construction was completed by Woodruff Construction, LLC, of Fort Dodge