On Saturday officials gathered in Clark County for a ground-breaking ceremony at the Springfield-Beckley airport. It kicks off an 11.6 million dollar construction project that will benefit the Air National Guard Base housed at the airport.
The project will result in a new administrative building and a training complex for the National Guard. It's being built by Tamsah Marker. The Bellefontaine-based company will also construct a warehouse facility and a parking lot to support the new complex.
The project was spearheaded by former Congressman Dave Hobson of Springfield. He was on hand at the ceremony where it was also announced that the new facility will be named in his honor.
Construction is slated to be completed by summer 2012, and the new facility is expected to create 40 new full-time jobs.