Ajax Building Company, LLC Joins Alachua County and UF/IAS Alachua County for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Upcoming UF/IAS Alachua County Headquarters
Newberry, FL, October 15th—Ajax Building Company, LLC is excited to join Alachua County, UF/IFAS Extension, and AE partner Kali Partners, Architecture & Interiors for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Headquarters on Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 11a.m. This event, open to the public, will be in person so face masks and social distancing are required.
Alachua County Commissioner Ken Cornell, City of Newberry Mayor Jordan Marlowe, former Alachua County Commissioner Lee Pinkoson, Congressman Ted Yoho, State Representative Chuck Clemons, UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle, and UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Director Dr. Cynthia B. Sanders will all be speaking.
The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County benefits county residents and their quality of life by providing agricultural, human and natural resource based knowledge and research so citizens can make more informed decisions. Several different types of classes, events and demonstrations (cooking, 4-H, gardening, etc.) will be offered in the new auditorium to the county.
This project will consist of approximately 25,000 SF of new construction and approx. 58,000 SF of renovation. This facility will support UF/IFAS faculty and county staff. The auditorium, which can seat up to 400 people, can also be divided into three (3) separate meeting rooms, and will also contain a teaching kitchen.
The sitework and utility work on the existing 37-acre site and new adjacent five-acre site will include construction of new storm-water ponds, landscaping, new pole-barn structures over existing wash-down areas with related new underground utilities and relocation of an existing Metal Building. Work on the five-acre site will include clear, grub, grading, and construction of new storm-water ponds as well as the building pads for the new 13,723 SF Auditorium and 7,379 SF UF/IFAS buildings. The work will also include a new roadway between two sites that connects to the adjacent area.
About Our Company: Ajax Building Company, LLC founded in 1958, is an employee owned and third generation family operated construction management firm. During the past 62 years, Ajax has steadily grown to become one of the Southeast’s premier contractors. As a part of the STO Building Group family, Ajax’s project experience now extends throughout the United States, into Canada and the UK. Regardless of the complexity or size of a project, Ajax brings innovative solutions to construction challenges and the final product exceeds owners’ expectations. Ajax prides itself on delivering projects on time, in budget and with the highest level of safety, customer service and quality. Ajax is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.