Kontek Industries construct 'igloos' to store weapons

Sunday, July 16, 2006

NEW MADRID - Kontek Industries, a national leader in research and development of ballistics protection materials and products, was awarded a delivery order amount of $5.2 million as part of a $15 million contract from the Department of Defense for the construction of storage munitions igloos. The "igloos" will be used as weapons storage facilities for the Air Force's Whiteman Air Force Base.

"We are looking forward to beginning construction on this important military installation," said Don Utz, president of Kontek. "We are especially proud to continue our relationship with Whiteman Air Force Base, and to continue to demonstrate our unique capabilities with the Department of Defense."

This delivery order is part of a $15 million contract that was awarded to Kontek Industries in 2005 after Kontek successfully designed and constructed the "igloo" weapons storage facilities and additional force protection products.

The construction will be performed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and is expected to be completed by Sept. 23, 2009.

Located 60 miles southeast of Kansas City, Whiteman Air Force Base is the home of the 509th Bomb Wing, which operates and maintains the Air Force's premier weapon system, the B-2 bomber.

Kontek Industries, headquartered in New Madrid, is an engineering and design construction company specializing in homeland security and force protection solutions.

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