On Friday, the Corps of Engineers announced that SGS, LLC of Oklahoma City has been selected to construct a new $33 Million Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Launch and Recovery Complex in a remote desert area in southeastern New Mexico. The new complex will be located in the restricted airspace of Fort Bliss, Texas. The Recovery Complex includes a new 50,000 SF UAV Maintenance Hangar and over 1 mile of Aircraft Runways, Aprons, and Taxiways and will occupy approximately 150 acres. Construction is expected to start in early January 2015.
The award of this contract comes on the heels of SGS also being awarded a $13.5 Million contract to construct six new gymnasiums for various Elementary Schools in Oklahoma City, as part of OK Maps for Kids, Each new gym will be approximately 7,850 SF and will be constructed as a safe room. Construction of the gymnasiums is set to start next week. According to SGS’s President, Eddie Scott, SGS plans to hire approximately 30 new employees over the next few months for the new projects. “Our commitment is to use our local labor, local subcontractors and local suppliers where possible,” Scott said. “It really serves us well to work with local labor forces, and the money stays in the local community.”
Established in 1999, SGS has grown steadily to become a leader in general contracting and design-build services. SGS is a Native American owned firm and SBA certified as a Small Business and a HUBZone Business. SGS is an active member of the Design Build Institute of America.