mc equipment building 1PHOTO:  The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders were joined by local officials, union representatives and County employees as they broke ground on a new Heavy Equipment Maintenance Building (HEMB) at the County’s Public Works Complex located in the Township of Freehold.

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County officials today held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction for a new Heavy Equipment Maintenance Building (HEMB) at the County’s Public Works Complex located in the Township of Freehold.

The HEMB will provide space for efficient repair and maintenance of Monmouth County’s fleet of various vehicles, including highway vehicles, non-highway vehicles and heavy construction equipment along with municipal vehicles through the County’s Shared Services program.

“This new building will help Monmouth County Public Works staff perform the necessary labor on the County’s fleet of vehicles, which are being deployed for an increasing work load due to our Shared Services programs,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “We are grateful to everyone who has assisted in the development of this project – and look forward to utilizing the building when completed.” 

The building will have all of the amenities needed to maintain a fleet of heavy equipment and trucks, including two, five-ton capacity bi-directional overhead cranes, lube oil/waste storage room, tool crib, tire storage room and personnel space.

mc equipment building 2PHOTO: Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, County Administrator Teri O’Connor, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger Ph.D., Director of the Dept. of Public Works & Engineering John Tobia, County Engineer Joseph Ettore, P.E.

Construction of the building is anticipated to be completed in Summer of 2019.