VCC window project nears completion

Published 11:12 am Friday, July 22, 2016

After Friday, the windows at the Vicksburg Convention Center will have a different look.

Gone are the twin pane windows, and in their place are tinted energy-efficient windows.

“We should be able to finish this possibly by Friday night,” said Price’s project supervisor Tony Baker as an employee was preparing a large opening at the building’s stairs for a window.

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“This is the biggest thing we have left to do,” Baker said. “Once we get that done, we’ve got some minor things we have to go back and finish.”

Replacing the windows, which were installed when the 19-year-old convention center was built, was part of an $863,080 project to replace the convention center’s roof, windows, skylight and awning, all of which had not been replaced since the center was completed.

The roof replacement was completed in June.

Kirklin said city officials and representatives for E. Cornell Malone, the primary contractor, will meet next week to go over the project.

“They could not sign off on the project until the windows are completed,” she said.

“The old windows were never properly installed. The seals were broken and people thought they were dirty,” Kirklin said. “But we could never clean them because the seals were broken.”

She said the energy efficient windows should help the convention center’s bottom line.

“We should be able to save on electricity,” she said. “We already have a high utility bill. Anything we can do to cut it down will help.”


About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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