JLN Contracting has completed renovations of approximately 10,000 square feet of the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks CT. The work completed by JLN included, renovations to the Mezzanine, B29 Hangar, Civilian Hangar and the Military Hangar. Also completed were the addition of 2 new elevators and HVAC Upgrades. This work was all part of the museum’s Capital Improvement Project.
The New England Air Museum welcomed visitors Wednesday at a ceremony marking a $2 million renovation funded by United Technologies Corp., The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in the state of Connecticut. Showcasing more than 100 aircraft from early flying machines to supersonic jets, the New England Air Museum has been on the ground since 1959 and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to see the planes every year. The $2 million renovation is the most extensive capital improvement since it opened in its’s current location in 1981, after a tornado in 1979 required a complete rebuild.
At the celebration, Gov. Daniel Malloy highlighted the future of Connecticut’s aerospace sector, with thousands of engines from Pratt & Whitney, submarines, and helicopters all in the works across the state. “This really is a reminder of the greatness of Connecticut and all the innovations we’ve made in the past and will continue to make in the future,” he said.