NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Federal Government is investing in Nebraska. It is an ongoing project, and those involved are anxious for construction to begin, and to be completed. In 2018 Congress and the National Guard Bureau approved a project for a vehicle maintenance shop in North Platte and allocated the funds. Then came the planning and design, and now - the construction.
Design and Project Management Branch Chief of the National Guard Tim Rush was in North Platte Wednesday for the groundbreaking of the new facility.
“In the facility that they currently use they cant take a tractor-trailer in at the same time and back it in and close the doors and work on it in the wintertime. In the new one, they will have three working bays where a tractor-trailer can pull through and be completely enclosed."
Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts was part of Wednesday’s ceremony. He thanked those involved for making the project possible.
Major General Daryl Bohac of the Nebraska National Guard spoke in North Platte Wednesday, as well.
Major General Bohac shared the history of North Platte’s “Canteen Spirit” with those attending, reminding folks how generous and caring toward the military the people from North Platte generally are. He is grateful for the new facility being built.
And so is North Platte Mayor Brandon Kelliher.