- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - A company based in southwestern Michigan has secured a $6.3 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to overhaul the control systems for the second-largest of the Soo Locks.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1FaCq9C ) reports Windemuller Inc., located in the Allegan County city of Wayland, has been selected to upgrade the entire instrumentation and control system for the MacArthur Lock. The 800-foot long, 80-foot wide structure is the southernmost of the four Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie.

The company’s two-year contract with the federal agency also calls for the replacement of the current electrical system and installation of a new “Homeland Security-grade” camera system.

Windemuller says the new system will increase operator safety and reduce the vulnerability to terrorism and natural disaster.

The project is expected to wrap up next year.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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