According to the Kennebec Journal, a new and quite massive three-story structure is being built at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.

The building will be a total size of 21,050 square feet, though not all of that will be dedicated to the employee break room. According to BIW officials, the first floor of the new building will be for tool storage. Moving up to the second floor you will find a brand new employee bathroom facility. And lastly, but certainly not least, the third floor will be home to an all-new, and much larger, employee break room facility.

According to Chris Main, BIW's Facilities Engineer,

“The project is the first part of a kick-off to worksite enhancements. We’re investing some money into the workforce, the conditions of the facilities they use every day and the experience of being a BIW worker.”

Earlier this week the planning board took a unanimous vote to approve the new building. The construction of the new building will happen where the current single-level tool storage building sits. To give it some context, it will be near the area that runs along Washington Street behind BIW's assembly building.

According to BIW, this new building is part of a company-wide improvement plan, though officials did not discuss the exact cost of this particular new building. Construction of the new tool storage, employee bathroom and break room building should begin sometime this spring.

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