The opening date is nearing for a new, 24,000-square-foot emergency services center in North Carolina. An open house and brief dedication ceremony were held recently at the new facility in Anson County, N.C. – roughly an hour outside of Charlotte – just a year and a day after Messer broke ground on the project. According to Chris Malinowski, Messer’s lead for the project, the facility was completed on time and on budget, despite significant delays resulting from record rainfall.

More than 60 full- and part-time employees will work in the new facility, which houses EMS, emergency management, fire marshal, systems and IT support services, road naming and an emergency operations center.