Investing in Wheeling
By WILLIAM DANIEL
WHEELING — A South Wheeling business is planning a $3 million expansion of its facility — and that will mean more jobs for the Friendly City.
Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, 42 38th St., has acquired land on the east side of its current building, which will allow the company to demolish its existing offices and build a two-story corporate office building, said Panhandle Vice President Robert Contraguerro Jr. Within the new office, employees will be trained and kept updated on the most modern restoration techniques and technologies.
Across the present alley, a 26,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art contents cleaning and storage plant will be built. This facility will be home to specialized equipment for cleaning items damaged by smoke, mold and other biological contaminates. Nearly any item found in homes, businesses and industrial settings may be cleaned in this new facility, which is climate controlled.
Contraguerro said temperature and humidity levels in the content cleaning and storage building will be observed to protect the contents. Storage and processing of items will be monitored through a computerized inventory system.
The new facility also will house drying chambers for area rugs, clothing and contents that must be dried after sustaining water damage. A deodorization chamber for smoke damaged items will also be on site.