November 01, 2016
Hellas Construction crossed yet another major milestone after installing the first ever TPS System in Fort Richardson, Alaska, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, to provide a higher quality of life and recreational opportunities to soldiers and their families.
Kiewit Building Group, Inc., a federal construction contractor in Alaska, subcontracted Hellas for three basketball court surfaces as a part of the $57 million Brigade Combat Team Light Complex project. “The project was required by the Army’s directive of Fort Richardson, as part of the Army Modular Force/Global Positioning Initiative,” said Dena O’Dell, Public Affairs Specialist of USACE in Alaska. The project also included additional barracks, baths, service and storage areas.
The newly surfaced basketball courts serve the entire population of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Excluding Civilian employees and retirees, the base has about 17,000 active duty military and 19,000 family members.
“Alaska is the perfect location to showplace the quality, durability, and adaptability of our sport court surfaces. The great amount of coordination and communication between our crew, Kiewit, and the military, helped contribute to a beautifully finished, successful project,” said Brian Jorgensen, Hellas Project Manager, Tennis Division. Hellas again shows there is nowhere they can’t go, in completing their first project in “America’s Last Frontier” - Alaska.
About Hellas Construction
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Hellas Construction, Inc. is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit .
About Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)
In October 2010, the Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the Army's Fort Richardson combined to become one installation in accordance with the Defense Department's 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission guidance. Merging two great installations and two powerful combat missions simply formalized an already close working relationship the Air Force and Army have shared here for years.
Today, JBER continues to grow in importance to US National Security due to our strategic location and complementary mix of military capabilities to include F-22 Raptors and E-3 Sentry AW ACS, Pacific Command's only airborne brigade combat tean1 and the C-17 Globemaster llls getting them to the fight, and HC-130 and HH-60 aircraft conducting search and rescue missions throughout the state and elsewhere during contingencies.
JBER's host unit is the 673d Air Base Wing; but we are also home to headquarters, Alaskan Command and 11th Air Force, headquarters, US Army Alaska, headquarters, Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Alaska National Guard, the 3rd Wing, the 176th Wing (ANG), the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the 477th Fighter Group, and more than 60 other mission partners.
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