NEWS | July 10, 2013

628th CES holds ribbon cutting ceremony

By 2nd Lt. Evan Dicks 628th Civil Engineer Squadron

The 628th Civil Engineering Squadron formally recognized the completion of their new Administration and Readiness Facilities July 8, 2013, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The project completion marked a significant milestone in Joint Base Charleston's base modernization.

The two new facilities consolidate personnel from seven older, less efficient buildings and include environmentally friendly perks such as the use of solar panels to assist with hot water production, use of recycled materials in carpets and roofing, and room occupancy sensors to govern the lighting of the building just to name a few.

Lt. Col. Aaron Altwies, 628th CES commander, noted just how much of an improvement the new facilities are compared with the old.

"I'm a firm believer in a saying that happy people do work better," said Altwies. "I'd bet each and every one of us in these new facilities can find many things better than what we had."

Following the ceremony, the attendees were given a tour of the facilities, and shown some of the key features that made the entire project such a success.