ECC and Navy Break Ground on New U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in New England
BURLINGAME, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ECC and the Navy officially broke ground during a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new $4 million, 11,000-square-foot U.S. Army New England Recruiting Battalion at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The design-bid-build project is being executed under a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract with the Navy, and is anticipated for completion by May 2011.
Attendance at the ceremony included Captain Bryant Fuller, Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Commander Rod Moore, Public Works Officer, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Lt. Colonel Patrick Mackin, Commander, U.S. Army New England Recruiting Battalion; as well as staff representatives of several Maine and New Hampshire Senators and Representatives; members of the Army's New England Recruiting Battalion; and Naval Facilities Engineering Command staff stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Captain Fuller, Commander Moore, Lt Col. Mackin, and Stuart Kibbee, ECC Program Director representing ECC's President & CEO Manjiv S. Vohra, were among the speakers at the groundbreaking event.
"ECC employees have been living and working in New England communities for many years," stated ECC Program Director Stuart Kibbee. "We are proud to offer a sustainably-built recruiting facility in the region for our military clients, so they can carry out their mission to recruit young men and women to serve our country."
ECC is constructing the recruiting battalion to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) criteria with an anticipated Silver certification. This means the facility's impact on the environment—from construction through long-term operations and maintenance—is analyzed and mitigated from a sustainable viewpoint.
The comprehensive battalion operations center will include administrative offices, classrooms, automated data processing rooms, a cafeteria, and conference rooms, among others. Force protection measures will also be incorporated, such as blast proof glass, doors, and lighting.
Established in 1985, ECC is an employee-owned company that provides a complete range of services to support its clients' missions, including engineering, design-build, construction, environmental remediation, and munitions response capabilities. ECC serves several U.S. government agencies, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Department of State, and Department of Energy. For more information about ECC, please visit www.ecc.net.
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