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Lead abatement, restoration project complete

F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. -- A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Warren's recent completion of the $27 million housing restoration and lead-based paint abatement project occurred Feb. 23 at Quarters 73 here. 

The opening of Quarters 73 signified the end of a 17-month project to ensure the health and safety of Warren's families while preserving the historic character of the base. 

The project was one of the largest housing restoration projects on a military installation. One hundred and fifty-three buildings were restored. 

The project focused on reducing the lead-based paint to safe levels while preserving the unique aspects of the historical structures. The units, dating back more than a century, were designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. 

TolTest Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, was the primary contractor. Partnering with many local sub-contractors, they finished the project within budget and four months ahead of schedule.
Among those at the ceremony were Wyoming U.S. Senator Craig Thomas; Col. Mike Carey, 90th Space Wing commander; Roger Lazano, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence; and Milford Simpson, State Historic Preservation Office.