By Mary Stortstrom
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – A major contract has been awarded for the construction of 250-room student dormitories and a student center at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry.
The nearly $52 million contract award was announced in a news release by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., on Tuesday.
“The addition of dormitories and a student center will help transform the facility into a full-service training campus for its students,” Rockefeller said in the release. “When completed in mid-2016, students will be able to stay on the campus for extended periods of time and get the training they need, which will save the federal government millions of dollars in training and travel expenses.”
The contract solicitation states the construction, for an approximately 173,085-square-foot conference center and dormitories, will cost between $25 million and $100 million. McTech Corporation, based in Cleveland, is the contractor.