Colby Co. Helps Break Ground for the New Climatic Chamber Building

(HANOVER, N.H.) — Today Colby Co. helped break ground for the new Climatic Chamber Building.

The building, which is being built for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), will serve as a facility to help test and examine extreme cold-weather environments. Those environments are required for Soldier and unit readiness. Colby Co.’s Architects and Engineers provided the design for the building.

Colby Co. CEO, Sarah Emily Colby, and President, Calen Colby, were on site to help break ground, along with U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District Commander Col. John A. Atilano II, CRREL Director Dr. Joseph Corriveau, and New England District Project Manager Caitlin Slattery.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the new facility will allow the laboratory to perform development and research on material systems and vehicles at temperatures as low as negative 54 degrees Celsius.

The project is expected to be completed in 2021.