SUWANEE, Georgia – September 10, 2019 –(METUS), the exclusive provider of Zoned Comfort Solutions® and a leading supplier of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling systems joined the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the schools’ new campus on Tuesday, August 27.
The groundbreaking ceremony, held at the site of the new campus (660 Davis Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046), marked a significant step in METUS’ years-long partnership with the organization. In 2017, the board members of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic golf tournament voted unanimously to make the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett the primary charity recipient of the funds raised through the annual event. The Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has received over $158,000 from the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. METUS has also committed to donating much of the HVAC equipment that will go into the schools’ new facilities and has begun coordinating the installation.
“We’re beyond thrilled to witness a new beginning for the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett,” said Mark Kuntz, CEO for Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “We’ve been huge supporters for quite some time and are pleased to help the organization move into an all-new facility that will better support the needs of the students and the dedicated staff that serve them.”
Mark Kuntz, along with several other METUS executives and employees, attended the groundbreaking ceremony on August 27.
The Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett groundbreaking marked the start of the second phase in the schools’ four-part development plan. The second phase will include the construction of a new building that will house seven classrooms, two therapy rooms, staff offices, lunchroom and reception area as well as an expansion to the retention pond and renovations to an existing building for the Young Adult program. The Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett offers classes for children as young as 18 months old through 12th grade and the new construction will increase its capacity from 50 students to 80 by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.