Expansion at the Detroit Arsenal
July 22, 2009
- Picture: LTC Alfred J. Grein watches the construction at the Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI
DETROIT ARSENAL, Mi. - The infrastructure of the Detroit Arsenal is on the rise! As major renovation projects ensue, employees can look forward to new and improved facilities by fiscal year 2011.
Benefits of the $200M project include boosting the economy for Michigan laborers, modernizing the infrastructure to attract talented professionals, improving operating efficiency, and providing an appealing and exciting place to work.
Employees, such as LTC Alfred Grein, have also discovered an additional benefit of construction-lunchtime entertainment! "The progress made by the contractors is phenomenal," stated Grein. "They are really moving out."
1,251 new positions will be relocating to the Detroit Arsenal as a result of the 2005 Base Re-alignment and Closure directives issued by Congress. In order to accommodate the Army's restructuring initiatives, three significant construction projects are underway - the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command administration building, the parking structure, and the renovation and new construction of the Weapons Maintenance and Operations Building.
The administration building is scheduled to house 1,100 personnel and the parking structure adds 1,800 stalls.
Because maintaining workforce equilibrium, operations, and security during construction is priority, additional resources have been made available. Monthly construction newsletters keep Detroit Arsenal employees abreast of changes, precautions, and increased services related to construction. Shuttle buses from temporary parking lots to administrative buildings provide safe, convenient transportation. Designated individual points of contact ensure personalized customer service, and a construction link on the Interactive Customer Evaluation system encourages feedback.
The new construction at the Detroit Arsenal marks an exciting time for employees and demonstrates the commitment of our Garrison Manager, Brenda Lee McCullough, and senior leaders to improving the quality of life for employees. The results of their efforts will have a lasting effect on the workforce now and in the future.