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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Madison, AL. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Madison.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Madison, AL? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Madison. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Madison, AL, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Madison. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Madison, AL

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Madison to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Madison.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Madison, AL, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.


Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Troy falls to James Madison in Sun Belt quarterfinals, 75-72

Troy could not pull off its second straight comeback win in the Sun Belt Conference tournament, falling 75-72 to James Madison in the quarterfinal round Saturday in Pensacola, Fla.The Trojans trailed much of the game, including by seven with less than four minutes remaining and by four inside 30 seconds. Troy got to within two points twice in the final 10 seconds, but trouble at the free-throw line ultimately short-circuited the rally....

Troy could not pull off its second straight comeback win in the Sun Belt Conference tournament, falling 75-72 to James Madison in the quarterfinal round Saturday in Pensacola, Fla.

The Trojans trailed much of the game, including by seven with less than four minutes remaining and by four inside 30 seconds. Troy got to within two points twice in the final 10 seconds, but trouble at the free-throw line ultimately short-circuited the rally.

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“Obviously, it’s not the ending we wanted,” Troy coach Scott Cross said. “I’m very proud of our guys for the effort that they gave and how hard they fought. They never quit. It’s a team I can really identify with. The sacrifices they’ve made all year long have been a joy to coach.

“James Madison played a great game, they’re a very, very good defensive team. That was a heavyweight fight right there. We just ran out of time, honestly.”

Troy — which rallied from 13 down to beat Arkansas State 63-59 on Thursday — lost in the tournament quarterfinals for the second straight year. The fifth-seeded Trojans (20-14) had won seven of their last eight games coming into Saturday.

The fourth-seeded Dukes (22-10) advance to meet No. 8 South Alabama (18-15) in a semifinal game at 5 p.m. Sunday. The Jaguars knocked off top-seeded Southern Miss 78-61 in Saturday’s early game.

“It was a heck of a game,” JMU coach Mark Byington said. “Troy’s playing great basketball right now. … We’ve been playing well, and the two teams went after each other. This is how it’s supposed to be in tournaments. It’s not supposed to be easy. We’ve got to have answers to anything that happens out there.

“I love the toughness my guys showed. They showed resiliency and made big plays — whether it was free throws, stops, rebounds. That’s what you’ve got to do.”

Behind a season-high 27 points from Sun Belt Conference Sixth Man of the Year Terrence Edwards, James Madison led nearly throughout. Troy continued to chip into the lead, however, and had cut it 71-69 with 24 seconds remaining behind 26 points from junior guard Christyon “Spud” Eugene.

The Dukes went back up by four when Alonzo Sule hauled in Vado Morse’s court-length pass and dunked it home with 18 seconds left. Sule was fouled on the play, but missed the free throw to keep it a 73-69 game.

Eugene made a one-hander in the lane and was fouled with 10.5 seconds left, but also missed his free throw. Forward Zay Williams got the rebound and was fouled on his putback attempt, but made just one of two free throws to keep the Trojans down by one at 73-72 with 6.5 seconds left.

JMU’s Noah Freidel was fouled and made both of his free throws in a one-and-one situation to put his team back up by 3. Troy tried to draw up a 3-point attempt for Eugene in the closing seconds, but the Dukes fouled Kieffer Punter near midcourt with 1.8 seconds left before he could get rid of the ball.

Punter missed his first free throw, then intentionally missed the second in hopes of a wild carom and 3-point attempt. However, JMU’s Takal Molson got the rebound as time expired.

“The last (free throw) we had to miss because we had no chance (to get the ball back),” Cross said. “But that’s part of it. Those are hard free throws with the game on the line. It’s just different. I’ve been there before. … It’s one of the hardest things to do in basketball.

“… There were a ton of plays. I don’t think it’s just free throws [why Troy lost]. We gave up a ton of offensive rebounds, there were times we could have walled them up. Maybe we blew a defensive assignment. Those were things that dictated the outcome of the game more than just the missed free throws at the end.”

Edwards also had a game-high 12 rebounds in addition to his 27 points. Molson added 15 points and eight boards for JMU, while Freidel and Sule were both in double-figures with 10 points.

The Dukes outrebounded the Trojans 46-30, including 16-11 on the offensive glass. Led by Edwards, JMU got 42 points off its bench, as opposed to only 5 for Troy.

“We just tried to stay locked-in defensively,” Eugene said. “We gave up too many offensive rebounds. That’s one of the things we worked on in practice, but that’s one thing we’ve had trouble with this year. … We just couldn’t come out with the win.”

Nelson Phillips added 20 points and a team-high nine rebounds for Troy, while Williams had 13 points and six boards. The Trojans could be invited to one of the lower-level tournaments — such as the College Basketball Invitational or The Basketball Classic — but Cross said any decision on accepting would come later.

“We’ll have to talk to the players as well as my boss (Troy athletics director Brent Jones) to see if there’s an option to consider,” said Cross, whose team played in the CBI last year. “I don’t know. We were focused on going to the NCAA tournament, so we’ll have to re-group and try to figure out where we stand. This group has won 20 games, and they’ve done a lot. … We’ll have to figure it out in the next couple of days.”

Madison, Alabama - Spraldin Construction Chimney Services

Madison, Alabama - Spraldin Construction Chimney ServicesSpraldin Construction - Chimney ServicesSpraldin Construction - Chimney Services is a Madison roofing contractor that offers roof repair, residential roofing, Home repai...

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Spraldin Construction - Chimney Services

Spraldin Construction - Chimney Services is a Madison roofing contractor that offers roof repair, residential roofing, Home repairs, chimney sweep, and chimney repair. The company has a great track record and is transparent with precise service estimates. This helps the clients win their trust. Read on to learn more about the company.

Roofing Company

A roof is an important part of a home or commercial building because it provides protection from the elements. Whether you need a new roof installed or have an older one that needs repairs, Roofing companies near me can help. They offer a wide range of services from roof inspection and leak detection to shingle repair and replacement. They also offer gutter cleaning and maintenance. A reputable company will have a track record and be insured to ensure the safety of their customers.

Spradlin Construction - Chimney Services is a residential and commercial roofing contractor with a strong reputation in the Madison, AL, area. They have an excellent customer service team that is capable of capturing and meeting clients' needs. They can also provide you with a free estimate for your project.

Roof Repair

Whether it's replacing an old shingle roof or installing an energy-efficient chimney, Spradlin Construction - Chimney Services is your go-to company for a variety of roofing and home repair tasks. We've got the equipment and expertise to get the job done right and on time - every time. Some of our most popular services include Roof leak repair and replacing shingles, re-pointing mortar, installing a rain cap, and changing out a chase cover. You can get a free estimate on any of our roofing or home improvement services by calling us today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions you might have!

Commercial Roofing

Whether you have a commercial or residential building, your roof is an important part of protecting your property and occupants. A roofing contractor is your best option for ensuring that your roof is in top condition, so you can enjoy peace of mind.

The roof is also an important aspect of the appearance of a building. It helps to protect the interior from the elements, but also adds curb appeal and improves the look of the building.

There are many different materials that can be used to build and install a commercial roof system. These can include single-ply membranes (TPO, PVC, and EPDM), modified bitumen, tar and gravel, and more.


Spraldin Construction - Chimney Services is a veritable goliac and they have a number of roof enhancing products and services to boot. They are the sexiest company you'll ever meet and their attention to detail is second to none. The best part is that they have a happy hour so you can get a free drink and talk to a roofer about your latest project. It's also a good idea to ask about their other offerings in case you decide to go on the hunt for your next home improvement project.

Gutter Replacements

When it rains, water tends to collect on roofs. This can cause significant damage to your property over time. The gutters on your home play a crucial role in moving this water away from your house. If your gutters are failing, it may be time to replace them. Spraddin Construction - Chimney Services can help you install new gutters on your home. They also offer tuckpointing services, which means they can repair the brickwork on your chimney. If you’re in need of a new roof, chimney or gutters, contact this company today! They will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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FG FT Reb SOUTH ALABAMA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS J.Brown 28 3-4 0-0 0-2 1 4 8 Samuel 31 2-2 0-0 2-12 0 2 4 Jones 35 3-7 4-5 1-5 2 2...

J.Brown 28 3-4 0-0 0-2 1 4 8
Samuel 31 2-2 0-0 2-12 0 2 4
Jones 35 3-7 4-5 1-5 2 2 10
Moore 34 7-15 4-6 0-5 5 3 18
White 36 6-13 1-1 0-3 0 4 17
Parham 27 7-12 0-1 0-2 1 5 16
Kearing 9 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2
Totals 200 29-55 9-13 3-30 9 20 75

Percentages: FG .527, FT .692.

3-Point Goals: 8-18, .444 (White 4-8, J.Brown 2-3, Parham 2-4, Jones 0-1, Moore 0-2).

Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: None.

Blocked Shots: 3 (Samuel 2, Kearing).

Turnovers: 7 (White 4, Jones, Moore, Parham).

Steals: 4 (Jones 2, Moore, Parham).

Technical Fouls: White, 4:02 first.

Offurum 32 9-15 2-3 2-7 1 3 20
Sule 15 1-4 0-0 1-4 1 2 2
Ihenacho 17 1-2 0-0 0-4 1 0 2
Molson 32 3-11 8-10 2-9 1 2 14
Morse 26 4-9 0-3 0-1 1 1 8
Edwards 28 4-9 4-6 1-4 1 4 13
Freidel 23 2-8 0-0 2-2 0 2 5
Amadi 17 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 2
Wooden 10 0-2 0-0 0-2 1 1 0
Totals 200 25-63 14-22 10-35 7 17 66

Percentages: FG .397, FT .636.

3-Point Goals: 2-16, .125 (Edwards 1-2, Freidel 1-4, Ihenacho 0-1, Offurum 0-1, Sule 0-1, Molson 0-2, Wooden 0-2, Morse 0-3).

Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: None.

Blocked Shots: 5 (Sule 2, Amadi, Ihenacho, Morse).

Turnovers: 7 (Edwards 2, Amadi, Ihenacho, Offurum, Sule, Wooden).

Steals: 3 (Molson 2, Sule).

Technical Fouls: Amadi, 4:02 first.

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Alabama lawmakers working on how to spend remaining ARPA funds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - This week, lawmakers started the 2023 regular legislative session that was put on pause by a special legislative session called by Gov. Kay Ivey to allocate the remaining American Rescue Plan dollars.There are $1 billion in federal funds on the table, and House members say they want to invest the money into Alabamians.“Expanding broadband and expanding sewer and water and cleaning up some of our problems we have with sewer and water, and also putting it in areas we don’t have it,” sai...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - This week, lawmakers started the 2023 regular legislative session that was put on pause by a special legislative session called by Gov. Kay Ivey to allocate the remaining American Rescue Plan dollars.

There are $1 billion in federal funds on the table, and House members say they want to invest the money into Alabamians.

“Expanding broadband and expanding sewer and water and cleaning up some of our problems we have with sewer and water, and also putting it in areas we don’t have it,” said House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter.

A bill passed a committee Thursday that will do all of that and invest in health care.

“$339,175,000 to support the delivery of health care and related services to citizens of Alabama,” said Rep. Rex Reynolds, R-Madison County, chair of the general fund committee.

“I think we’re in a good place, and the House is ready to move it, and I think the Senate’s been working with that, and we look forward to getting it to them,” said Ledbetter.

Senate leadership is ready for their chance to review the bill.

“We can only spend the money in so many different places. So we have to do it that way,” said Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton. “And so I think it kind of brought people back in versus the money that we had to what we can utilize it in a way we want to spend it in the first tranche.”

“A personal priority that I have tried to interject as the discussions have gone forward in that there are specific projects that are for individual members in their communities that they’re going to want funded,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Reed.

The earliest this bill would be in the Senate chamber is Wednesday. Lawmakers expect the bill to be on the governor’s desk by the end of next week.

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Tuberville presses Space Command general to confirm SPACECOM’s move to Alabama

Questioning in Senate hearing comes hours after Tuberville spoke on Senate floor to highlight facts supporting the move to Redstone ArsenalWASHINGTON — In a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing today, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) pressed a senior military official in defense of the U.S. Air Force’s decision to build the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) headquarters at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said this week he will decide “fairly soon” where...

Questioning in Senate hearing comes hours after Tuberville spoke on Senate floor to highlight facts supporting the move to Redstone Arsenal

WASHINGTON — In a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing today, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) pressed a senior military official in defense of the U.S. Air Force’s decision to build the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) headquarters at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said this week he will decide “fairly soon” where to put the headquarters. The service is conducting further analysis because “we want to make very sure that we got this right,” Kendall told reporters on Tuesday at an Air Force Association conference in Colorado.

The decision to move the headquarters from its provisional home in Colorado has been met with a years-long, highly political debate. In a letter sent to President Joe Biden on Wednesday, 94 politicians, business leaders and military personnel from the western state argued that the command should stay in Colorado Springs.

In the last days of the Trump administration, the Air Force said on Jan. 13, 2021 it selected Army’s Redstone Arsenal as its preferred location for the permanent headquarters. The announcement caused Colorado leaders to decry the move as highly political, but Tuberville says the facts surrounding the case for Huntsville being the best choice still remain — regardless of politics.

In today’s SASC hearing, Senator Tuberville questioned General James Dickinson, commander of SPACECOM, about the criteria and scores that led to Huntsville’s selection. The hearing came hours after Tuberville took to the Senate floor to lay out the case supporting Redstone Arsenal as the best location for SPACECOM and urge the military to proceed with its original plan to permanently bring SPACECOM to Huntsville.

“In 2020, when then Secretary of Defense Mark Esper testified before this committee, he instructed the Air Force to allow for communities to self-nominate. That resulted in the Air Force examining 66 communities across 26 states, correct?,” Tuberville asked General Dickerson, who confirmed the question.

“It was an exhaustive selection process that weighed 21 different factors and involved site visits, interviews, and input from up and down the chain of command. That process took eight months, correct?” Tuberville continued. “As best I can recall,” Dickerson answered.

“The Commander in Chief selected the location that the Air Force ranked number one. Yet since the president selected Huntsville, the location, the Air Force study ranked #1, in January 2021, we’ve had two years of delay. The world is on fire right now and we need to catch up,” Tuberville continued to state. “The Colorado delegation asked for an Investigator General Report and GAO report on the process. Ironic, isn’t it. Colorado wasn’t even second or third, but they asked for a report. So, when the GAO examined this process, they said, and I’m going to quote here, ‘Redstone Arsenal ranked as the highest scoring location in the Evaluation Phase, the highest ranked location in the Selection Phase, and the location with the most advantages in the decision matrix. Air Force officials stated that the decision to identify Redstone Arsenal as the preferred location stemmed from Air Force analysis showing it was the strongest candidate location. We’ve gone back and forth with this, and I know Secretary Kendal is going back and forth on this, hopefully we get this done.”

The questioning by Tuberville came on the heels of his remarks defending Redstone Arsenal as the future home of SPACECOM on the Senate floor Wednesday.

“It’s unfortunate that members from states that weren’t even really [in the] running for SPACECOM headquarters are trying to tie completely unrelated political issues to a fact-based decision,” Tuberville said. “The decision to put SPACECOM in Huntsville was based on facts — and facts alone — and evidence of what’s best for the military and for the country and national defense. That decision was then reconfirmed by multiple independent studies. The DoD Inspector General and the GAO confirmed that Huntsville was the number one location for SPACECOM — based on things like workforce, existing infrastructure, education, and the cost of living.”

“Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville is far and away the best place for SPACECOM. This is not my opinion, it’s fact. It’s fact from several studies. Attempts to change that with progressive talking points are shameful and purely political. It’s really a shame.”

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