Work on several World War II-era buildings under renovation continues into 2021 at Fort McCoy, Wis.Contractor MDM Construction, headquartered in Rockford, Ill., is completing upgrades to 11 buildings in the 2500, 2600, 2700, and 2800 blocks on the installation with work expected to be completed by the end of January 2021, said Construction Inspection Branch Chief Dan Hanson with the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works.A contract of approximately $969,017 was awarded to MDM Construction in late summer 2020 to do the work, Hanson said.“These buildings are World War II-era wood-framed, split-level or single-level administration buildings,” Hanson said. “The contractor is removing asbestos siding and coaxial cable, repairing any rot or water damage, installing steel siding and a vapor barrier, removing plywood skirting and installing PVC skirting, plus much more.”Hanson said the following items are being removed and disposed on all the buildings: asbestos siding, gutters, soffit and fascia, stoops, wall packs, doors, door frames, exterior coaxial cable, shrubs and landscape timbers, and plywood skirting.Upgrades to the buildings include: installing steel siding and associated accessories; installing new gutters and downspouts; installing vented soffit and fascia; installing steel stoops and a weather barrier; installing new doors and frames, exterior wall packs, PVC skirting, foundation vent wells; pouring concrete slabs, steps, piers, mow strips, and aprons; reinstalling existing building sign; regrading the perimeter at building; and seeding new grass after other work is completed.Throughout the past decade, Fort McCoy has experienced unprecedented facility modernization, according to the 2020 Fort McCoy Executive Summary, which is produced by the Fort McCoy Garrison.The improvement effort also has included training-area development and expansion, increased training and customer-support capacity, and improved quality-of-life opportunities.Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services nearly every year since 1984.Learn more about Fort McCoy online at, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”