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Northwest Kent Mechanical receives award


 

Northwest Kent Mechanical is proud to announce its recent Associated Builders & Contractors Award of Excellence. They received the award for their mechanical work on the recently completed Kent County Correctional Facility. It is the 16th Award of Excellence the company has received in the last 10 years.

This portion of the project was $4.9 million and was a three-year project starting with the renovation of an existing section of the jail. The second phase involved tearing down a different section of the jail facility so that the new addition could be built.

Mechanically, Northwest Kent Mechanical installed 14,150 feet of ductwork that totaled more than 100,000 pounds. On the plumbing side, they installed 42,500 feet of pipe (approximately eight miles). This job included 301 plumbing fixtures and 236 drains. There are two lower-level mechanical rooms that house the chilled water system, domestic hot water system, and the heating distribution pumps. The Penthouse Mechanical room houses six air-handling units.

They also encountered a rare incident during the project, when a crane collapsed on another building at the facility. This accident caused the facility to lose water and heat to some of the older portions of the jail. Northwest Kent employees worked through the weekend to restore water and heat to make the facility operational again.

“It was incredible to see all the trades work together to get things back up and running after this accident,” said a spokesperson for Northwest Kent Mechanical.

 

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Police investigate death of inmate


Scott Hammer, 51, the live-in boyfriend of Danielle Scholten-Linderman, 29, reportedly burned the woman’s farmhouse in Sheridan that they had been renovating, after he allegedly killed her in a struggle in Spencer Township, Wednesday, October 23. Post photo by L. Allen.

Scott Hammer, 51, the live-in boyfriend of Danielle Scholten-Linderman, 29, reportedly burned the woman’s farmhouse in Sheridan that they had been renovating, after he allegedly killed her in a struggle in Spencer Township, Wednesday, October 23. Post photo by L. Allen.

Scott Allen Hammer

Scott Allen Hammer

A man charged with murder for allegedly killing his live-in girlfriend, in Spencer Township, in October was found dead in his cell at the Kent County Correctional Facility Tuesday, December 10.

The Kent County Sheriff Department reported that Scott Allen Hammer, 51, did not come out of his cell for breakfast at 4:48 a.m. When deputies checked on him, they found him dead, in what they said appears to be a suicide. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Hammer was arrested October 23, after allegedly killed Danielle Scholten-Linderman, 29, at a home on Lincoln Lake Avenue, in Spencer Township, where they had been staying with family. The couple was staying there while renovating their home in Sheridan. Police said that sometime early that morning a struggle had taken place between the couple that resulted in Danielle’s death. Hammer then fled the home and went to their farmhouse at 3360 Wise Road, in Sheridan, Montcalm County, and set the house on fire. Montcalm County Sheriff deputies then apprehended Hammer without incident.

Hammer was charged with open murder and his case was pending trial at the time of his death.

 

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