UPDATE: Minter Field Air Museum gets new roof

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UPDATE (3/6): After around 80 years, the Minter Field Air Museum finally has a new roof.

Ronald Pierce with the museum said work on the roof, paid for through the support of several local companies, was completed earlier this week.

“Thanks to some generous people of Kern County, once again the museum has a new roof and the wood under it may last another 80 years,” Pierce said.

(3/1): SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — The Minter Field Air Museum will soon get a new roof. 

The museum said with the support of local companies including San Joaquin Construction Service, GAF Roofing Manufacturing Company and American Refuse, a project to replace its aging roof begins today. 

“The museum’s fundraising events have been shut down due to COVID-19,  but we still needed a new roof,” said Minter Field board chairman Ronald Pierce. “When the word went out that Minter Field Air Museum needed a new roof, in hard times you have people like this that step up to help.”

Pierce said the project is expected to be completed by Wednesday. 

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