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Construction is underway on a $2.9 million freight and office building just west of the new Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour.

Construction on New Airport Freight Building Underway

 

Above: the new $2.9 million freight and office building being built by Bill Swain & Sons Construction Company. Mr. Swain said he was given a mandate by the government to employ as many people as possible. The building will be 9200 square feet and is expected to be completed in six to eight months.
Above: the new $2.9 million freight and office building being built by Bill Swain & Sons Construction Company. Mr. Swain said he was given a mandate by the government to employ as many people as possible. The building will be 9200 square feet and is expected to be completed in six to eight months.

Construction is underway on a $2.9 million freight and office building just west of the new Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour.

Bill Swain and Sons Construction Company was awarded the contract to build the over 9200 square foot concrete and steel building and began construction in mid-July and is expected, barring setbacks and adjustments, to be completed in six to eight months.

Mr. Swain said he is currently employing about 18 persons and expects to employ as many as thirty-five to forty over the course of construction. “The government asked me to employ as many people as possible,” he said.

The two-story building will have 20 airline offices along with some warehouse space. There are also spaces included for government departments.

Mr. Swain said he faced challenges with pit-caves, discovering eighteen cavities after clearing the land for the building, which they have since fixed.

He said it was good to see government using a local Abaco contractor on one of their larger projects. Mr. Swain noted that he was one of a number of Abaconians who have the credentials to build a larger scale project as he built the Abaco Beach Resort, Abaco Towns by the Sea (now known as Regattas) and most recently The Crossing condominiums, among other projects.

He said “there’s nothing complicated about it; it’s straight forward.” He said they don’t anticipating hitting any problem that they can’t solve.

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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