NEW MADRID, Mo., (PRWEB) October 15, 2005
Kontek Industries announced today that it has been awarded a $15.0 million contract through the Kansas City District Corps of Engineers for the U.S. Air Force’s Whiteman Air Force Base. The contract, known as an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) is for the design and construction of “Igloo” weapons storage facilities and additional force protection products. ID/IQs are often used for federal contracts, which do not specify a certain quantity of products but allow for the performance of fulfilling orders during the period of the contract by providing the vendor with a minimum/maximum range of spending.
In addition, Kontek has received a $700,000 contract with Whiteman Air Force Base to be allocated for miscellaneous force protection products to be determined later by Whiteman, a $2.5 million contract by Savannah River National Laboratory to install the company’s state-of-the-art critical infrastructure perimeter security protection products, a $2.2 million contract by Fort Leonard Wood to design and build a target firing range and modular classroom, and a $500,000 contract by the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to design and build modular buildings.
These contracts, along with the $20 million dollar Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) issued earlier this year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, increases the available work under government contract to $40 million dollars.
“This has been a remarkable year for Kontek. We are particularly proud to be selected once again by Whiteman Air Force Base to play a vital role in the defense of this important military installation, and we look forward to demonstrating our unique capabilities with the Army’s foremost training installation – Fort Leonard Wood,” said Kontek President, Don Utz.
In 2004, Kontek Industries successfully designed and constructed a new bullet-resistant, steel framed guardhouse and ID checkpoints, removable bollards, and smart gate vehicle barriers for Whiteman. The company’s proven track record in designing, constructing, and installing complex force protection solutions is now receiving attention from interested parties throughout the country.
“We are also very pleased to continue to be selected by our nation’s most important national security facilities to install our state-of-the-art perimeter security products. Savannah River National Laboratory and Aberdeen Proving Grounds follow on the heels of our successful work in 2004 with several commercial nuclear plants, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories. These contract awards serve to underscore not only our unmatched technological capabilities, but our ability to deliver a high quality product on time and on budget.”
These contract awards stem from a last year’s $2.4 million research grant from the Department of Defense for blast mitigation and perimeter protection testing and development made to Kontek Industries and its research partner the University of Missouri. This partnership is centered around an interdisciplinary research, design, test, and evaluation team composed of the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center and the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, and the Department of Architectural Design and the National Center for Explosion Resistant Design at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The grant was a result of the support of U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO )and U.S. Senators, Kit Bond (R-MO) and Jim Talent (R-MO).
About Whiteman Air Force Base
Located 60 miles southeast of Kansas City, Whiteman Air Force Base is the home of the 509th Bomb Wing, which operates and maintains the Air Force's premier weapon system, the B-2 bomber.
About Savannah River National Laboratory
Located next to the Savannah River in South Carolina, Savannah River National Lab is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site and is operated by Westinghouse Savannah River Company for DOE. The laboratory puts science to work to provide practical technology solutions in the areas of energy security, national and homeland security, and environmental and process technology. WSRC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Washington Group International.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Established in Missouri in 1940 as a basic training center, Fort Leonard Wood has launched the military careers of over 3 million men and women. Fort Leonard Wood is the headquarters for the Total Force's Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN); Chemical, Engineer and Military Police Schools; and the Center of Excellence for Homeland Defense & Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID).
About Aberdeen Proving Ground
Located on the Chesapeake Bay approximately 25 miles north of Baltimore, near the town of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground is the Army's oldest active proving ground. It is one of the world's foremost research, development, testing, and training facilities for military weapons and equipment.
About Kontek Industries
Kontek Industries, headquartered in New Madrid, Mo., is an engineering and design construction company specializing in homeland security and force protection solutions that help solve the most critical homeland security and defense-related challenges in the private and public sectors. The company manufactures the world’s most technologically advanced anti-crash vehicle barriers, blast resistant barriers, L-8 and NIJ-4, .50 caliber armor-proof, blast-tested guardhouses, mobile mortar-proof troop housing, erectable mortar shield canopies, and telecommunication shelters, which are earthquake, tornado, hurricane, and fire-proof, in its 150,000 sq. ft. facility. Kontek has provided modular blast barriers to the U.S. Air Force Force Protection Command and Control Program Office. It has also provided anti-crash vehicle barriers and other perimeter security and force protection products to 12 nuclear facilities throughout the United States and to two national security facilities: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. To learn more about Kontek Industries and its products, please go to: http://www.kontekindustries.com.
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