Released November 13, 2001

Roofing Repairs in Corner Brook Complete

Last year, Tech Construction Ltd was awarded a $411,000 contract by NLHC to start a roof replacement program for 43 duplex, bungalow-style units in the Oakes subdivision of Corner Brook. Recently, Tech Construction Ltd. was awarded a $35,000 contract to complete roofing repairs to this subdivision. The $35,000 contract now concludes the roof replacement program. The announcement was made today by Oliver Langdon, Minster responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC).

Earlier this year, Tech Construction Ltd. also completed roofing on 20, Oakes II two-storey units valued at $78,000. In addition, NLHC personnel from the Corner Brook regional office are currently completing modernization and improvement work on four units at Oakes II. This work includes window, siding and door replacement, and minor repairs on roofs and landings at an estimated cost of $66,000.

"The roof replacement program is part of the corporation's on-going commitment to extend the life of its housing properties," said Minister Langdon. "This expenditure and others like it enhance the value of public housing within the community and assists in providing much-needed economic stimulus throughout the province."

For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone:  (709) 724-3055