Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony set for December 7 Mobile, AL (November 29, 2012) - White-Spunner Construction, Inc., based in Mobile, AL, is pleased to announce the Phase One completion of Alabama State Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. The picturesque cemetery, located at 30904 State Highway 225 in Spanish Fort, is Alabama's first and only state veteran's cemetery. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening will be held Friday, December 7 at 10am. White-Spunner Construction (WSC) acted as General Contractor over the 13-month construction process, completed ahead of schedule. Walcott Adams Verneuille of Fairhope served as architects. The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) is the owner. At a cost of $5,471,256, the national cemetery allows for 2,648 burials in the 23-acre tract of Phase One. Burial sites include double depth crypts, traditional gravesites and in-ground cremains. The detail and size of site improvements, which required full attention to erosion/sediment control throughout the construction process, was a challenge on the rolling property. “We met this challenge with vigilant attention to detail,” notes Allan Gustin, White-Spunner Construction, Inc. The cemetery boasts the Administration Building, airy Committal Shelter and Maintenance Building, constructed as follows: • Administration building, which houses the cemetery director and administrative staff―is 2,746 square feet and features conference, eating, and office spaces. • Committal Shelter (1,089 square feet) is the dedication location for services. This open, airy structure is eloquently detailed with v-joint turtle back ceilings and custom brick work. • Maintenance building (3,696 square feet) is a full-service work shop with individual service stalls, pressure washing stall, hydraulic vehicle lift, air tool equipment, office space, kitchen, and showers. “We are honored to have been selected to build such an important facility that honors the military service of our state's veterans,” Gustin continues.