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THE FROST WALLS GO UP

PART I:  PUTTING UP THE FORMS

 

Several days after the footers were poured, Fern Dumoulin

and Gene Knox were busy taking down the footer forms.

 
Friday, September 5, 2008, began early for the Polar Bears Club volunteers.  All hands were ready to assist Marty Morgan's crew when they arrived at 7:00 a.m.  Many thanks to Marty for his generous donation of time, labor, materials and expertise in helping the Club reach this point in construction!
 

Frank Duguay, from Morgan Concrete, and Bob

Stickney discussed the plan for setting up the forms.

 
The first job of the day was to get the 124, 3' x 8' forms into the footer trenches.
John Blais and Ron Russell began the task ...
 
... along with Gene Knox and Louise,
 
Bob, and Sam Stickney.
 

Frank Duguay and his assistants (both of whom were named Dan!)

began setting up the forms at the northwest corner of the building.

 

Frank Duguay fastens rebar along the north wall.

(That's Gene Knox with his back to the camera!)

 

It wasn't long before Ron, John, and Gene had learned the

ropes of assembling the forms and tying in the rebar

 

With the north, east, and west wall forms up, Ron and Bob began

putting up the catwalks along the outer perimeter of the forms.

 

While Frank tied in the last row of rebar, John and Dan

put in the final panel at the southeast corner.

 

By 10:00 the forms were up. Morgan's crew still had some work to do around the doors, but the concrete was ordered and expected around 2 o'clock that afternoon.

We're ready for the pour!

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Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club
President - Ron E. Russell
Treasurer - Bob Stickney
Vice President - John Blais
Secretary - Louise Stickney
Trail Masters - Tom Reed & Gene Knox

Email: info@snowmobilerumford.com
Phone: (207) 364-3848
Meeting Location: Sam's Restaurant
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