Thursday, 17 June 2021 22:13

Base, MARCORLOGCOM Officials Break Ground on New Welding and Auto Body Repair Shop in GA

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Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Marine Corps Logistics Command and Marine Depot Maintenance Command leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $25.6 million welding and auto body shop June 16 in Albany, GA.

“I am extremely proud of the team effort to bring this dream to reality,” said Leonard Housley, executive director, MCLB Albany.


The construction of this new facility will support Production Plant Albany and provide both large and small open bays for repairs to military tactical vehicles. This includes assault amphibious vehicles and light armored vehicles.


Col. Wilfred Rivera, commander, MDMC, said the work to bring the project to fruition goes back several years and aligns the Marine Corps with the goal of maintaining pertinence in future generations.


“This will open seeds at MARCORLOGCOM and MDMC to make sure a tree grows that takes us to 2030 and beyond,” Rivera said. “It will make us relevant not just to the local community, but to our nation.”


Facilities Engineering and Acquisitions Division Director Lt. Delroy McEwan said, due to the introduction of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected family of vehicles, the service life extension of the amphibious assault vehicle and overseas contingency operations has increased the demand for welding, fabrication and light/heavy body repairs.


“As a result, we have exceeded the capacity of the existing facilities,” McEwan said. “This new facility will meet and exceed the demand for current and future welding fabrication. The fabrication, welding and body repair shops will [now] be able to meet production commitments for essential warfighting equipment.


McEwan noted other MDMC PPA production functions will be able to...

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