SOURCE: Turner Construction Company

October 10, 2007 09:00 ET

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards the Turner / Tompkins Builders Team a $477.5 Million Contract to Construct an Office and Laboratory Complex in Aberdeen, Maryland

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 10, 2007) - Turner Construction Company and its subsidiary Tompkins Builders, in a joint venture with Grunley Construction and Kinsley Construction, has been awarded a $477.5 million design-build project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Aberdeen, Md. This award is part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program and one of the first BRAC projects of this magnitude and scope.

Construction on this highly technical Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Campus is scheduled to begin in early 2008. Covering approximately one million sq. ft., the campus will have nine buildings, including administrative facilities, laboratories and hi-tech training facilities. The complex would have more than 5,000 civilian employees when work is completed in September 2010. The design-build partner on this project is Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP.

"We are honored to have been selected to be part of such a talented team to construct this important project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers," said Mike Kuntz, Vice President and Regional General Manager of Turner's Philadelphia office.

This is the second BRAC project awarded to Tompkins Builders this year. Ed Small, President of Tompkins Builders said, "We are extremely proud to have been selected to help support the BRAC program at Aberdeen Proving Ground as we continue to build on our strong relationship with the U.S. Army."

About Turner

The firm celebrated its centennial of building in Philadelphia this year. Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in all major segments of the building construction field. During 2006, Turner completed $8.6 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner's website at

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