Visitor center plans taking shape at Holland Energy Park

May 30, 2017 | Blog, News

[Holland Sentinel]

The visitor center’s home is in the red “spine” of the building, and will be an interactive space for visitors to learn about energy at home and in the community.

As the construction of Holland’s power plant continues, workers are next taking a look at the development’s visitor center.

The $1.2 million addition is part of the $240 million Holland Energy Park project, but was not included in its original budget, said Ashley Kimble, customer communications specialist for the Holland Board of Public Works, which is spearheading the project.

The visitor center’s home is in the red “spine” of the building, and will be an interactive space for visitors to learn about energy at home and in the community.

On Monday, March 27, the Board of Public Works approved a contract with Color-Ad Inc. for about $717,000 to fabricate the exhibits. Color-Ad is a custom signage and museum exhibit company which has engineered various exhibits at museums and other developments around the country.

A visitor center is the last major component needed for the completion of the Experience Center, the parts of the plant members of the public can walk through. The work includes the building of exhibits for six identified areas, as well as some lighting to enhance them.

Read the Holland Sentinel article.

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