Turner Construction Awarded Contract for Boeing PAC-3 Missile Seeker Facility Expansion
HUNSTVILLE, AL — Turner Construction’s Huntsville, Alabama, office has been awarded the contract for the Boeing Company’s Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Seeker program building expansion at the Boeing Huntsville Jetplex.
Located at 499 Boeing Blvd., the $5.9-million, 22,692-square-foot expansion will include a basement utility tunnel, a main floor factory space and a mechanical penthouse. Turner Construction will also install new electrical service to serve this addition and other locations on the campus. The renovation will provide additional capability to build and sustain the current PAC-3 program for the U.S. Army.
“Turner has enjoyed working on projects with Boeing for years, so we're excited to continue our longstanding relationship and work hand-in-hand with their team to support the mission of the U.S. Army,” said Lee Holland, Project Executive with Turner Construction’s Huntsville office. “We are grateful for the men and women that protect our country and are honored to be involved in this project.”
The expansion to the PAC-3 facility will blend seamlessly into Boeing’s existing building – comprised of a concrete foundation, structural steel frame and pre-cast concrete exterior – and will enlarge the building’s physical footprint by 13,000 square feet. The existing structure will remain open and fully functional throughout construction.
“This project affords us the opportunity to increase our investment in the Huntsville community by working with local area contractors and creating new jobs, while also expanding the capabilities of our facilities to better serve the U.S. Army – an exciting and worthwhile investment,” said Jim Chilton, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems. “Our history with Turner goes back several decades. They consistently deliver superior results, so we are thrilled to be working with them again.”
Hargrove Engineers will serve as the architect and engineer on the project. The project is slated for completion in May of 2017.