The department of public works has 74 full-time employees, including mechanics, equipment operators and engineers.…More The department's various divisions are responsible for maintaining roads, buildings, sewers and vehicles, as well as planning future town projects.</p>
<p>Staff in the engineering division work on construction of streets, sidewalks, bridges, culverts and sewers, and provide surveys and other work for future capital improvement projects. Employees in the Roads & Streets division maintain and resurface roads, repair traffic signals and remove snow and ice.</p>
<p>Staff in the facility maintain cleanliness and make repairs in 45 town buildings. Employees in the Fleet division keep vehicles in working order, including police cruisers and vehicles for the Board of Education. Staff in the commercial solid waste division run a leaf composting facility, residential transfer station and commercial solid waste collection program. The Water Pollution Control division handles wastewater collection and maintains sewer lines.</p>
<p>Gary Schneider is director of the department of public works.</p>
Electric Boat employs about 10,000 people, including 7,500 at the shipyard in Groton, and it is one of the…More area’s largest employers. Most of the company's work comes from the construction of submarines, but Electric Boat also performs maintenance and modernization work, and is developing a new submarine that carries nuclear missiles and could provide a significant amount of future work.</p>
<p>Electric Boat bought the former Pfizer Research and Development building in New London, and expects to have 3,000 to 3,500 employees there by the end of 2012.</p>
<p>Since the company is a secure defense site, it is closed to the public. The company does not permit tours of the facility, but the public can visit the Navy's Submarine Force Library and Museum, also in Groton, by calling 860-694-3174.</p>
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT06340 Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut is an art gallery dedicated to the late Alexey von…More Schlippe, an accomplished painter and a former professor of art at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. The gallery consists of a permanent collection of some of von Schlippe's work, and offers programs for students, the academic community and public for greater exposure to art through lectures, films, concerts and poetry readings.