Last week Ramtech completed the installation of a relocatable modular building for the City of Laredo Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. The new facility replaced an aging mobile home type structure at their Rio Bravo, TX location, and is the third Ramtech-built facility now in use for the city’s WIC program. The 1,792 square foot building includes space for nutrition education, consultation, lab work, office space, and waiting and break rooms. Using our traditional modular construction approach, the exterior of the building was constructed using a parapet wall design with HardiePanel cement siding and a metal mansard facia band. The interior utilizes vinyl covered gypsum walls and vinyl composition tile flooring throughout the facility. Heating and cooling of the facility is accommodated with a ducted Bard exterior wall-mounted air conditioning unit.
The federally funded WIC program provides grants to states for supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education for low income pregnant, breast-feeding and non-breast-feeding postpartum women. It also covers qualified infants and children up to their fifth birthday. The city of Laredo Health Department began their WIC program in 1980 and it now serves over 20,500 participants at 15 locations throughout a nine county area. The city expects the new Ramtech facility to handle a monthly caseload of up to 500 women and children.