Construction begins on fourth hangar for Wiggins

Pro Con is architect and construction manager
James H. Thomforde Sr.|!!| president and CEO of Wiggins Airways|!!| addresses the audience at the groundbreaking to mark start of work on the firm’s fourth hangar at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

A recent groundbreaking ceremony was held in September to mark the start of work on a $3 million project to build a fourth hangar at Wiggins Airways’ general aviation facility at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Pro Con Inc. is architect and construction manager.

Representatives from Wiggins, Pro Con, the city of Manchester and the airport participated in the groundbreaking ceremony.

The 23,240-square-foot hangar will have the ability to accommodate various types of general aviation equipment and is designed to handle multiple aircraft.

Metal clips and expansion joints will allow the buildings to be physically connected, while permitting the buildings to expand or contract up to two inches for thermal movement and enable the firewalls to be freestanding. An internal corridor allows Wiggins employees to pass from the hangars to the terminal building without having to go outdoors.

The pre-engineered hangar will have exterior metal panels and a pitched metal roof. The Norco Stack hangar door system measures 28-foot high by 114-foot wide to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft. The floor of the hangar will be coated with a high gloss white, non-slip floor finish.

Completion is scheduled for February 2014.

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