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Kane County Sheriff's Complex Opens

Nov. 3, 2011

The new 63,000-square-foot, two-story Kane County Sheriff's Complex in Kanab, Utah opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 2, 2011. Layton Construction Co., Inc. was the general contractor for the project, which broke ground in August 2010.

The new detention facility can house 192 inmates and includes many state-of-the-art features, including camera systems to monitor and record inmates, touchscreen monitors to control inmate movements, and video visitation stations that allow interactions between the public and inmates without having to move inmates. Additionally, the facility includes a state-of-the-art kitchen and laundry facility, classrooms and a chapel. The facility also serves as the 911 Dispatch Center for Kane County, part of Coconino County (Arizona), the Kaibab Tribe and federal and state parks.

Designed to blend in with the beautiful red rock cliffs that border the city of Kanab, the facility features materials that were carefully selected to accent the surrounding environment. The building's exterior masonry colors and banding are reminiscent of the nearby cliffs and reflect the facility's red rock setting. A memorial on the front of the jail pays tribute to Brian Harris, a Kane County deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year.

Layton Construction completed the challenging project by carefully managing it from the begging--starting with subcontractor interviews and selection and continuing through means and methods of putting work in place. The completion of the facility has created 23 full-time positions in the small rural community of Kanab.

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