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San Diego Shore Support Trainer Facility Uses Recovery Act to Modernize

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS090919-02
Release Date: 9/19/2009 12:02:00 AM

By Mario Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded Hal Hays Construction Inc., of Riverside, Calif., a $3.8 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded contract Sept. 1 for the repair and modernization of a Shore Support Trainer (SST) Facility at Naval Base San Diego.

"The improvements provided by this project will renovate the existing occupied space to meet the DDG 1000 shipboard trainer mission to support the scheduled delivery of the new platform starting in 2013," said Tommy Baniqued, NAVFAC Southwest project manager for this project. "This project will modernize our Navy by providing advanced electronic classrooms and necessary trainer controls. This project will provide students with a training tool that will prepare them for the actual DDG 1000. Once the DDG 1000 is commissioned, our sailors will be ready to perform their mission seamlessly. The award of the project will enable the employment of workers within the small business contractor community."

Hal Hays Construction Inc. will perform the necessary work for the design and renovation of approximately 9,200 square feet of space in the SST facility. The work includes hazardous material survey and abatement, selective demolition and interior construction with raised floors and finishes. The work also includes repair to the heating, ventilation, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, information technology, communication and furnishing systems, and all other incidental work to meet the facility requirements of the SST facility.

"We look forward to supporting the economy growth and strengthening America while improving the quality of life for service members, their families and DoD civilians", said Hal Hays, Hal Hays Construction Inc. president.

Work is expected to be completed by April 2011.

"This project will allow Hal Hays Construction Inc. to employ additional workers and keep current employees in our San Diego office area working year round due to ARRA funding of this project," said Denise Hays, Hal Hays Construction Inc. executive vice president.

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