Fleetwood’s Trendsetter Homes will build Army barracks at Fort Sam Houston
According to Riverside, Calif.-based Fleetwood, construction of the 682 modular sections will be completed at the company’s facility in Belton, Texas. The living units will make up the majority of the new METC (Medical Education Training Campus) dormitories, which will house up to 2,400 military medical personnel for short-term training and education, according to the company.
“With the recent successful completion of the living units for Fort Sill and the second phase of Fort Bliss, we are ready to start on this new project immediately,” said Charles Lott, president of Fleetwood’s Housing Group. “The Army has budgeted $16.5 billion through fiscal 2011 for its Barracks Realignment and Closure 2005 program, which, unlike previous Army programs, largely involves new construction. We are pleased to participate in upgrading the military’s housing, which provides a means for us to expand our modular business, while the tough housing market persists. Our plans include continuing to pursue similar opportunities.”
Terms of the multimillion-dollar contract were not disclosed.
For the project, Fleetwood has teamed with several companies that have expertise in various areas of development and construction in connection with the contract. Hensel Phelps is the prime contractor and owner of the government contract, Jacobs Engineering Group is providing the architectural and engineering leadership and the Warrior Group, which is tasked with delivering completed living units, contracted with Fleetwood to construct the modular units, according to Fleetwood Enterprises.