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Fact Sheet: Central Garage Built to Increase Efficiency

Kapp Construction just completed a new state-of-the-art facility to protect and service the buses that safeguard our community's most precious cargo. The garage, located at 1800 Columbus Road, was constructed in partnership with Kapp Construction, McCall Sharp Architecture and the Community Improvement Corporation of Springfield and Clark County, the nonprofit arm of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

The conversion of this vacant lot on Columbus Ave. will reduce operating costs for the district because of its central location and planned diesel-fueling station.

"It's great to see this area put back into regular use and for the benefit of our school children," said Randy Kapp, President of Kapp Construction. "The garage we built, along with the technology and equipment, will help the district increase efficiency on a day-to-day basis."

Facility Statistics

  • New facility can house up to 44 buses
  • Garage is a 7,200 sq.ft. pre-engineered metal building
  • Features include:
    • Secure, electronic gate openers
    • fueling station
    • mechanic's bay with 40,000-pound bus lift
    • washing bay
  • Built on a vacant 4.5-acre site, originally the home of Producers Livestock
  • 82% of the work completed at this facility was kept within Clark County, providing work for more than 70 local workers

"The new transportation facility will be a great addition to not only the school district but also to the city as a whole," said David Zak, Vice President of the Community Improvement Corporation of Springfield and Clark County. "The project will increase efficiency, save money and improve transportation for students."

Kapp Construction, which managed the construction of the garage, has worked with the Springfield City School District on their construction projects for the past 9 years, including the new Springfield High School.

Kapp Construction - headquartered in Springfield, Ohio - designs, builds, renovates and provides maintenance support with cost-effective solutions customized to meet each client's unique needs. Kapp is family-owned and -operated and provides services for industrial, educational, commercial, housing, medical, religious and non-profit institutions. Kapp has appeared on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America list and has been the recipient of numerous Building Design and Excellence in Design awards from American Building and the Associated Builders and Contractors, along with several prestigious regional awards. In 2010, Kapp Construction celebrated 25 years in business.

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