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L & R Construction Ltd. has won a  $3.6-million contract to build an addition to the Nova Institution for Women in Truro, returning the contract to the complex it originally built in the mid 1990s, according to a report in the Chronicle Herald.

L & R Construction Ltd. of Stewiacke built the complex in the mid-90s, company president Leo Rovers said Friday.

“We’re looking forward to the job as it is a bit of a change from the infrastructure work we’ve been focused on for a number of years,” company president  Rovers is quoted as saying.

The winning bid for a 14-bed living unit at the prison  was announced on May 24 on the MERX site.

The company will begin construction this June on a 14-bed living unit at the prison.

The winning bid was announced Friday on the federal government’s MERX tendering website by Public Works and Government Services Canada.

L & R Construction, which today employs about 20 people, has tackled some of the more sophisticated water and sewer systems and water-treatment installations in the province in recent years, Rovers said.

The Chronicle Herald says Rovers started the business in 1975 and said he remains involved in various aspects of the business from its base in Stewiacke, though his adult children Adrian, Chris and Lori, are running the business now.

The company also has a contract to construct a new Mount Saint Vincent University building

See original Chronicle Herald report here.

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