Getting ready for takeoff

Published 4:36 pm Friday, February 8, 2013

Coupe’s Concrete pouring team William and Carla Coupe of Landrum are almost finished with the new helicopter pad at St. Luke’s Hospital. Approximately five truckloads of concrete were poured for 50 yards of 6-inch thick pads for medical helicopters and ambulances. The poured concrete, purchased from Ameri-Con Materials in Pea Ridge, weighs about 200,000 lbs. When painted and completed, the helicopter pad will replace the current heli-pad, marking the first step in the construction of St. Luke’s Hospital’s new six-bed patient wing for post-surgery patients. (photo by Kathy Woodham)

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