First Phase of Expansion Completed

Arkwest Communications of Danville has completed the first phase of a $28 million expansion project and they are now in the second phase. The huge machine, known as the “Rock Saw,” has a large circular saw blade (10 feet tall) that can saw up to 50 inches deep through hard shale and sandstone. Klaasmeyer Construction Co. of Conway lays new fiber optic cable. The machine weighs 75,000 pounds and is 33 feet long and 9 feet wide.