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Rep. Troy Announces $541K in Funding for Lakeland College

February 2, 2024
Daniel P. Troy News

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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) today announced the award of $541K in state funds to upgrade Kirtland, Ohio's Lakeland College’s mechanical ductwork to permanent sheet metal ductwork.        

“I am glad that we were able, at the request of the college, to transfer these funds for this essential upgrade of Lakeland’s HVAC distribution systems. It will certainly contribute to better energy efficiency and improved indoor climate conditions for students,” said Rep. Troy

On Monday, January 29th, the Controlling Board approved Lakeland College’s request to transfer $306K in funding to upgrade mechanical duct work from disposable duct board to permanent sheet metal duct. Last spring, the Building C Roof Replacement project was completed, and the remaining funds are needed for this ductwork project. 

The Controlling Board also approved Lakeland’s second transfer request of $235K in funding to upgrade mechanical ductwork from disposable duct board to permanent sheet metal duct. 

Sheet metal is a healthier and better alternative to duct board, and as a long time Sheet Metal Workers Union member, Rep. Troy stated that, “he can attest to that fact.” Sheet Metal ductwork doesn’t leak air, does not retain moisture, and is much stronger than duct board. In addition, wet duct board causes mildew and can lead to harmful mold growth.