- Fort Benning, GA
- U.S. Army
- Reams Enterprises
- Engineering and Installation
- Smith-Midland Corporation
- 37 Easi-Set Buildings
"The client selected precast because of its high-quality appearance, fast installation and 100-year-plus lifespan." Ashley Smith, CEO of Smith-Midland Corporation
37 buildings turned around in 90 days
Smith-Midland’s South Carolina division, Smith-Columbia, was contracted to manufacture a 37 Easi-Set Buildings order by Atlanta based contractor Reams Enterprises. The GSA contract for U.S. Army base Fort Benning included: (7) 26’x22’ multi-user men’s and women’s plumbed latrines; (13) 80’x20’ classrooms; (13) single unit 12’x10’ ammo buildings; (3) double unit 24’x10’ ammo buildings; and (1) 14’x8’ grenade bunker.
Fort Benning straddles the Georgia and Alabama lines across the Chattahoochee River just south of Columbus, GA. The base supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees, and includes the headquarters of the U.S. Army Rangers.
The contract awarded to Reams Enterprises was for upgrades to the Malone Ranges, a massive arms training complex that is also home of the annual “Best Ranger Competition”, held to determine the best two-man team from the entire United States Armed Forces. The subcontract value to Smith-Columbia will amount to $2.4 million, which includes delivery and installation.
Over 350 precast concrete Easi-Set Building panels were engineered by Smith-Midland and manufactured by Smith-Columbia. A quick 90-day turnaround was required for completion.