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KBE Ventures to Build Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, CT

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The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $51.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to KBE Ventures, a Farmington, CT-based joint venture of KBE Building Corporation and Derita Construction, to build an Armed Forces Reserve Center at Cucia Park in Middletown, CT. The contract includes construction of a 164,000-square-foot training facility with administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, weapons simulator, and physical fitness areas for 4 Army Reserve units and 6 Connecticut Army National Guard units… The new facility, located on a 42-acre park, will also include a 35,000-square-foot organizational maintenance shop and a 3,886-square-foot unheated storage building. In addition, the contract includes associated parking areas, walkways, and access roads. Approximately 100 personnel are expected to use the campus. The center is consolidating Army Reserve and National Guard facilities being closed down in accordance with the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) recommendations. The BRAC Commission report, which became law on Nov 9/05, directs the following actions: “Close the US Army Reserve Center, Middletown, CT, the Organizational Maintenance Shop, Middletown, CT; the SGT Libby US Army Reserve Center, New Haven, CT; the Organizational Maintenance Shop, New Haven, CT; the Army Reserve Area Maintenance Support Activity #69, Milford, CT and relocate units […]

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