SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Beale Air Force base broke ground on a $15.9 million civil engineer administration and operations facility at the base near Marysville, California, April 3.
The building will be used by the base civil engineers – responsible for the installation’s utilities – upon completion in the spring of 2016. The previous such facility was destroyed by fire in early 2013, displacing over 200 personnel who have since worked out of trailers.
“I was there with the civil engineers when the building burned down. It was a traumatic event,” said Col. Douglas Lee, commander of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. “We’re very thankful for this military construction project and thankful to soon have a home again for our civil engineers.”
The new 43,000-square-foot facility will be built by Macnak Korte Group LLC of Lakewood, Washington.
Macnak Korte Group is a disabled-veteran-owned and U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.
Beale is a training facility and airbase for the U.S. Air Force’s 9th Reconnaissance Wing and is home to some of the nation’s most sophisticated manned and unmanned aircraft, including the U-2 Dragon Lady and the RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely-piloted aircraft.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.