Letterkenny breaks ground for Component Rebuild Facility

Photo of Groundbreaking
Photo by Pam Goodhart, Letterkenny Army Depot

Letterkenny breaks ground for Component Rebuild Facility
by Janet Gardner, Public Affairs

The northeast corner of Building 350 was the site on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, for Letterkenny Army Depot’s (LEAD’s) groundbreaking celebration signaling the start of construction for a 45,040-square-foot Component Rebuild Facility
“What this means is that the Army believes in the mission of LEAD and seeks to enhance it by authorizing this Army military construction project,” said LEAD Depot Commander Col. Maddox in his opening remarks. It also means modernization for Letterkenny. This new building and the machinery that will go inside it mean that we add capability to an already formidable industrial complex.”

With the proper construction headgear donned and on a count of three, the official party used red-handled     shovels to break into a pile of dirt signifying the start of construction.
“The result will be greater efficiencies and cost savings,” said Maddox. The new facility will free up space in Building 350 that can be designated for other work, as well as space in other depot buildings, which can be marketed to other potential users.”

“As you can see, for every project, large or small, the Corps is a team of teams, and this project is a superb   example of that reality," said Maj. Dana Savage, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore  District. I am confident that excellent coordination between the project stakeholders including the leadership here at Letterkenny, the Baltimore District, and Odyssey International will make this project a success."

The Component Rebuild facility is expected to cost   $15-million and be completed in 2017. The facility will house metal treatment and surface preparation operations currently performed inside Building 350. 

The design was completed by the in-house design staff of the Engineering Division of the Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers, in July 2015, and the contract was awarded to Odyssey International on September 28, 2015, in the amount of $14.451 million.  Several additive items for    installation of new equipment, if awarded, could bring the total contract amount to $20.014 million by the time construction is finished. 



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