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Asbestos Removal Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 105287
Jefferson City, MO 65110-5287
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ARSI Puts Final Touches
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Asbestos Removal Services, Inc., (ARSI) has completed work at the Missouri State Penitentiary that will allow development plans for the old prison site to move forward.
ARSI has completed mold remediation work at the MSP that threatened to slow development at the site. State and local officials often contract with ARSI when they need to remediate nasty hazards like asbestos, mold, or lead paint. That's what brought ARSI President Warren Prost inside the walls of the MSP.
"The Missouri State Penitentiary is a classic part of the fabric of Jefferson City and of the state of Missouri," Prost said. "While the architecture there is fascinating, it's the history that really makes the MSP special."
Mold levels inside the MSP had become so high in 2013 that the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) determined the site unsafe for tourists and canceled the balance of the 2013 prison tour schedule.
"When the CVB canceled the rest of the 2013 schedule, the future of the prison tours looked bleak due to lack of funding for repairs," Prost said. But the State of Missouri and the City of Jefferson banded together to get ARSI working inside the prison to clean up the mold in several of the buildings, fix deteriorating pipe insulation, and, literally, give the MSP a new coat of paint. ARSI was finished with most of their work just in time for the beginning of the CVB's 2014 prison tour schedule.
"Our guys were able to meet the CVB tour deadline and make the MSP site safe and more pleasant for the public," Prost said.
ARSI has provided environmental and demolition services to clients throughout Missouri, successfully completing thousands of projects since 1985.
The Jefferson City News Tribune
Dec. 12, 2014
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OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF RENOVATIONS AND CLEAN-UP AT MSP
The State of Missouri and City of Jefferson say they are pleased with the outcome
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. August 19, 2014- The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau along with officials from the State of Missouri and City of Jefferson announced Tuesday that renovations and clean-up at the Missouri State Penitentiary are completed on schedule.
The 2013 tour season was cut short in late September after environmental tests found higher than acceptable levels of mold throughout the prison. In November 2013 the City and State reached an agreement to clean-up the hazardous material and make necessary renovations in order to safely resume public tours. This included roof replacements, window repairs and the removal of hazardous material in Housing Units 1, 3 and 4 along with the gas chamber.
The Missouri Office of Administration contracted with Missouri Builder Services and Asbestos Removal Services, Inc. to complete the six month renovation project. Steady progress allowed for a modified History Tour to begin in April with access to Housing Units 1, 4 and the gas chamber. As of July 1, all tours were back on the schedule with access to Housing Units 1, 3, and 4 along with the gas chamber.
"We are extremely grateful to the State of Missouri and the City of Jefferson for fulfilling their agreement to make the necessary repairs and clean-up," said Diane Gillespie, Executive Director of the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Their tireless efforts along with the community's support will ensure the continuation of this historical landmark which brings in thousands of visitors each year."
The Missouri State Penitentiary opened its doors in 1836 and at its peak was the largest operating prison in the United States. MSP is notably famous for housing inmates such as professional boxer Sonny Liston and notorious outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd. The prison was decommissioned in 2004 and public tours began in 2009.
Tickets for the Missouri State Penitentiary tours are available online at www.MissouriPenTours.com or by calling (866) 998-6998.
The Jefferson City News Tribune
April 19, 2015
ARSI, an environmental and demolition contractor based in Central Missouri, recently announced in a news release that the firm will handle several high-profile environmental remediation projects during 2015.
ARSI will provide environmental remediation services at the following locations this year:
• Fulton State Hospital: ARSI has been retained to handle asbestos and hazardous materials abatement in eight buildings, five group homes and several utility tunnels on the Fulton State Hospital campus, prior to demolition. This is preliminary work for construction of the new Fulton State Hospital.
• Veteran’s Housing Campus, Columbia: ARSI will remediate asbestos in two large buildings in Northeast Columbia, which are slated to be renovated for housing for homeless veterans.
• Columbia Public Schools, Jefferson City Public Schools and Boonville Public Schools: ARSI will work on asbestos abatement, which will facilitate ongoing renovation projects for these public school systems.
• Several other projects for the state of Missouri and the University of Missouri.
“As we mark our company’s 30th anniversary this year, we look forward to providing our high-quality environmental remediation services for the citizens of Central Missouri,” said ARSI President Warren Prost in the news release.
Since 1985, ARSI has provided environmental remediation and demolition services to clients throughout Missouri. ARSI has completed hundreds of major environmental projects throughout Missouri, including Jesse Hall in Columbia, the Missouri State Penitentiary and the Hotel Governor in Jefferson City, according to the news release.
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