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San Diego Naval Base Bachelor Quarters Modernized with Recovery Act Funds

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS090912-04
Release Date: 9/12/2009 7:27:00 PM

By Mario T. Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded Stronghold Engineering Inc. of Riverside, Calif. a $9.3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funded contract Aug. 31 for bachelor quarters modernization of Angelley Hall at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).

"The improvements provided by this project will give our sailors a newly renovated bachelor quarters and will increase moral," said Tommy Baniqued, NAVFAC Southwest project manager for this project. "The improvements to Angelley Hall will allow our sailors to live in new spaces and provide a nice place to call home. The award of the project will enable the employment of workers within the small business contractor community."

Stronghold Engineering Inc. will provide the necessary work for renovations of Angelley Hall. The buildings were built in 1975 and are overdue for renovations. Renovation will include repairs to comply with current bachelor housing standards and bring the facility up to current building and life safety code. The renovated buildings will house 336 personnel.

Work is scheduled for completion by December 2010.

"Stronghold has successfully collaborated with the Navy on countless projects in the past, and envisions another teaming success with the Navy on this design build project," said said Chuck Gossage, Stronghold Engineering Inc. vice president.

"With this project, the Navy and Stronghold Engineering will immediately create new and sustaining jobs, immediately expend funds that help stimulate our improving economy, and construct a project that the Navy and general public can be proud of given the source of funds."

For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navfachq/.

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