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Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity to get new, enclosed inspection facility

The Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity (IMMA), building 200, at Fort McCoy is getting an enclosed inspection facility.

Photo: Employees from Olympic Builders of Holmen, Wis., work on the new enclosed IMMA inspection facility. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Employees from Olympic Builders of Holmen, Wis., work on the new enclosed IMMA inspection facility. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Burt Reehling, the project manager for the IMMA, said the new facility will provide work space and office space. The workspace will include ramps, and the office space will have heating. The project is expected to be completed by the fall time frame.

The inspection facility will consist of a wood frame, with a steel cover. The project will have a 9,600-square-foot inspection facility and a 1,200-square-foot office structure attached. Govcon Inc., from Norman, Okla., is the primary contractor for the approximately $495,000 project, with Olympic Builders of Holmen, Wis., being the subcontractor. It is being done in conjunction with a contract to build a new enclosed inspection facility for Equipment Concentration Site-67, he said.


"This is an enormous improvement for our employees, who currently are exposed to the weather elements during vehicle inspections."

Burt Reehling,
IMMA Project Manager

"The equipment/vehicle will come to the inspection facility for the final inspection of maintenance and repair work," Reehling said. "After the vehicle passes the inspections, it is returned to the customers."

"Although the inspection facility doesn’t have heat, it will protect the personnel from the prevailing weather, such as snow, sleet, rain, wind, etc.," Reehling said. "This is an enormous improvement for our employees, who currently are exposed to the weather elements during vehicle inspections."

The facility will be used to support IMMA’s general maintenance work and help it meet Army standards to repair and maintain equipment, Reehling said. The new facility also can be used to support special maintenance programs, such as Operation Platinum Wrench (OPW).

OPW is a U.S Army Reserve Command-directed program to provide hands-on training opportunities for Army Reserve Soldiers in the maintenance field.

 

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