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Coast Guard to open new Portland office with ribbon-cutting

Posted Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at its new office at 2 Monument Square in Portland.

The ceremony is the culmination of an eight-year project that sought to bring Coast Guard personnel and resources together from across the region to improve mission effectiveness.

The existing building allows the Prevention and Logistics departments to work side by side instead of at separate facilities. The proximity to Maine state agencies is an added bonus that will further strengthen ties between federal and state agencies.

“This project delivers on GSA’s mission to provide the best value to our federal agency partners while saving taxpayer dollars,” said Bob Zarnetske, General Services Administration’s Regional Administrator for New England, in a press release. “The efficiency and innovation of the USCG’s new space creates an opportunity for significant savings that can be redirected towards fulfilling the agency’s mission while better serving the American people.”

“Please join us at the ceremony to meet the people who serve you and to get an inside look at how we operate,” offered Lt. Scott McCann, Public Affairs Officer for Coast Guard Sector Northern New England.

Guided tours of the new facility are available. If you would like additional information about the event, contact the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Public Affairs Officer at 767-0318.

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