OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Following a year of renovations, MGH Building and Grounds Metal Shop staff gathered in the Gray subbasement Nov. 20 to celebrate the upgrade of the facility. The new space features an expanded floor plan, new flooring, freshly painted walls, updated lighting and state-of-the-art machines. Much of the previous equipment was army surplus supplies that were more than 50 years old. “It is such a big improvement from the previously cramped space, with great thanks to Ed Raeke (director of Materials Management) who made it all possible,” says William Belyea, Metal Shop foreman. “We do all of our work right here in the shop and need the space and high-output machines to allow us to do our jobs safely and efficiently.”

This article was originally published in the 11/02/18 Hotline issue.