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Army warehouse contract awarded
$9M project to open 75-100 Robstown jobs

By David Kassabian
January 25, 2008

A Tennessee-based construction company was awarded the contract to build a $9 million Army warehouse in Robstown, officials said Thursday.

The Army Reserve Controlled Humidity Storage Facility will provide 90,000 square feet of storage and a small
maintenance department at the U.S. Highway 77 at Texas Highway 44 intersection near Interstate 37.

The controlled Humidity Program, authorized in 2001 by Congress, builds environmentally stabilized warehouses for equipment needed for deployment and annual training. The Robstown warehouse is one of five storage sites planned

Anthony & Gordon Construction out of Knoxville, Tenn. was awarded the contract, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz said. It wasn't clear Thursday night when construction will begin.

"We have been working on building this facility for quite some time, and I am grateful that we can finally break ground on it," Ortiz said in a news release. "The facility will be strategically important because it will support the mobilization demands of over 200 Army Reserve units throughout the southern states."

Robstown officials have said the warehouse will create 75 to 100 jobs.

Contact David Kassabian at (361) 886-3778

Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times