The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 24, 2016 to celebrate the completion of the MacArthur Lock Electrical Modernization project at the Soo Locks.
The ceremony is being held in conjunction with the annual Soo Locks Engineers Day and will begin at 8:15 a.m., inside the park, next to the MacArthur Lock pedestrian entrance.
The $7.6-million project replaced 70-year-old electrical equipment such as switchgear, motors, and power and control cables. It also installed new digital control systems and upgraded the existing closed circuit television system. These improvements will improve the reliability of the MacArthur Lock and reduce electrical safety hazards to the operators.
The prime contractor is Windemuller Electric of Wayland, Michigan, which self-performed over 80 percent of the project. Ninety-five percent of the subcontractor man-hours on the project were performed by Michigan residents.
Release no. 061615-01