Cumberland Times-News

October 19, 2013

Mineral school board OKs bids for electrical, tennis court work

Machine/milling classroom to be located at Keyser High

Elaine Blaisdell
Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Board of Education approved bid awards for electrical work for a machine/milling classroom at Keyser High School and for multiple tennis courts throughout the county during its public meeting Tuesday.

S&S Electric in Ridgeley was awarded a $21,500 bid for electrical upgrades to handle the demands of numerous pieces of machine/milling equipment that will be housed in the classroom, according to Denise Bruno, secretary to the superintendent of schools. The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing loaned nine engine lathes, nine milling machines, surface grinder, bandsaw, metal shaving dumpster, toolroom lathe and toolroom mill to the West Virginia Department of Education.

Once the electrical work is complete, instructors will be hired to teach the machine/milling class at Keyser High, similar to the classes offered at the technical center. Board members hope to offer both a day class for students at Keyser and Frankfort high schools and an evening class for adults, Superintendent Rob Woy said.

The equipment became available for loan because RCBI repurposed its assets. Also during Tuesday’s meeting, Belt Paving Inc. of Cumberland was awarded a $53,040 bid for milling and paving the tennis courts at both Keyser and Frankfort high schools, according to Bruno.

Metropolitan Tennis Construction Inc. in Hagerstown was awarded a $47,000 bid for sealing and painting the tennis courts at Keyser High, Frankfort High School and Keyser Primary/Middle School.

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