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Corps OKs $71M for Fort Stewart renovations, more
Local contractors, economy expected to benefit from projects
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More construction will soon be underway at Fort Stewart with the award of multiple contracts totaling more than $71 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.

The contracts fund hospital renovations, two shooting ranges, a training aids center warehouse and various other projects.

“Not only does the work provide the best facilities for our soldiers at Fort Stewart, these new contracts will have an impact on the local economy,” said Col. Jeff Hall, commander of the Savannah district. “The contracts, while won by large companies called ‘primes,’ provide opportunities for local construction workers and suppliers as well.”

Prime contractors can be located anywhere in the country, but they rely on local subcontractors to complete work such as painting, roofing, masonry, concrete work, glass and drywall. Hiring locally makes the contractor’s work less costly and more efficient.  In most cases, it’s also cheaper to buy supplies locally, which benefits multiple companies in the region.

Read more in the July 13 edition of the News.

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