WASHINGTON — A Washington business was chosen by the National Park Service to manufacture a portion of the Tower of Voices monument at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pa.
Fugate Inc., a musical instrument manufacturing firm, will build and deliver aluminum wind chimes and related components.
A 93-foot-tall musical instrument that holds 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members on United Flight 93 who died Sept. 11, 2001, fighting hijackers, will become the gateway to the memorial and a living tribute in sound to the 40 victims.
The chimes are expected to be installed at the end of May, and the National Park Service will hold a "sound-breaking" for the monument Sept. 10.
Brett Fugate, owner of Fugate Inc., worked with the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Bradley University's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship in the Foster College of Business to prepare a proposal for the National Park Service.
Fugate said the campus resource helped him win the bid.
For more information on the memorial, go to www.nps.gov and www.flight93friends.org.