Construction Begins on New Pima Animal Care Facility
TUCSON, Arizona (Mar. 1, 2017) – Construction of a new shelter is underway at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) began the first phase of the project last month. The new shelter will be about 60,000 square feet. Nearly 93 percent of the total area is allocated to functions that directly house or support the housing, care and adoption of pets at PACC.
Features of the new facility include fresh air and natural lighting throughout the building, well-designed plumbing and cleaning systems for pet housing areas, an expanded veterinary clinic, expanded cat housing areas and indoor/outdoor canine housing units.
“Our team is pleased to help PACC in modernizing and improving its facilities. PACC will be able to give the animals the space they need to thrive while waiting for a permanent home,” said Sundt Project Director David Ollanik.
The staff and pets of PACC are expected to move into the new facility in December, and Sundt will then begin phase 2 of the construction project, a renovation of PACC’s existing facility.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 127-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial and building work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has offices throughout Arizona, Texas, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 1,800 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and in 2016 it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America for the second time in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $7.7 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.