The new offices at NJPA, above, are being built with Vertical Intelligent Architecture (VIA) steelcase panels, with soundproof walls and double windows so that each office will become soundproof just by shutting the door.

June finish for NJPA expansion

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) construction project in Staples is approaching the finish line. The contract purchasing division, plans to start moving into their new offices in June, according to Executive Director Chad Coauette.

Building and Grounds Supervisor Al Griffith said the new furniture and other equipment will be delivered in the next couple of weeks.

When the contract purchasing and contracts and compliance workers get their new offices, there will be some backfilling in July to let other divisions expand into the vacated offices. Coauette said they plan to hold a grand opening in August, when everything is settled.

The three large training rooms will also be finished in June. Director of Administration Susan Nanik said by July they will be using all the rooms extensively with expanded training programs and regional meetings. There are also smaller meeting rooms with technology to allow groups to plug in their devices to monitors to share information and collaborate with others.

Other amenities, include a catering kitchen, a small fitness center, with a shower area will also be on the second floor.

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