Collaboration in Civic Spheres

Washington state companies land more military contracts

by Matt Rosenberg October 2nd, 2012

Washington companies other than Boeing in the last week won four more contracts from the U.S. military, together worth $45.3 million. The work is for pipeline dredging, building renovation, barge moorage construction, and water and wastewater system repair. The companies are located in Seattle, Renton, Lakewood and Richland.

Manson Construction of Seattle secured a $8.7 millon contract to do pipeline dredging in Port Arthur, Texas for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Galveston. Headquartered on South Marginal Way E., the marine construction and dredging firm is more than 100 years old. The award is only the latest in a long string of military jobs for the company.

MACNAK Korte Design Build LLC of Lakewood, Pierce County, got a $14.8 million job to do construction work on an existing Army Reserve Center in Staten Island, New York, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville office. Macnack Construction’s jobs have included work for the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and the U.S. Navy. Managing Partner T.D. King worked as a general laborer for contractors while attending Central Washington University. After graduation he trained as Navy pilot and flew F-14 Tomcats in Iraq, then served as a Naval flight instructor and received specialized Navy management training. Korte is a design-build construction company with offices in Las Vegas, St. Louis, and Highland, Illinois.

The TSS-Garco Joint Venture in Richland, Benton County, won a $6.9 millon contract to construct a barge moorage in Whitman County, Wash. at the Lower Granite Dam. The contract was awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla office. The venture includes Richland-based Total Site Services, a construction firm headed by Lisa Chapman-Rosa. As the Tri-City Herald reported, the mother of four is of Cherokee, Colville and Basque heritage, and bootstrapped her business into a growing concern with extensive experience on military and other public sector jobs. Also in the venture is Garco Construction of Spokane.

All three awards and numerous others to firms in other states were announced by the Department of Defense on September 25.

On September 27, DOD announced that Global Engineering and Construction of Renton got a $14.9 million job from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southeast Division in Jacksonville, Florida, to repair water and wastewater systems at Naval Air Station Kingsville, in Kingsville, Texas. The company in 2010 was included in a group of contractors pre-approved by NAVFAC Southeast for up to $100 million in work in south Texas.

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