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Bruce Buckingham/Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468/6185)

September 30, 2005
NASA Announces Kennedy VAB Contract Award
NASA has selected Met-Con, Inc., Cocoa, Fla., for a contract to replace and upgrade siding at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in support of space shuttle operations at the agency's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

The contractor will provide all labor and material to refurbish the exterior walls that are beyond their useful life, deteriorated and damaged from previous hurricanes. The scope of this project consists of replacing the translucent panels and refurbishing the metal siding on the walls of the VAB high bay and low bay; to replace the metal siding; clean and paint the supporting structure.

Met-Con, Inc. will receive a fixed price contract for $39,422,973. The period of performance is 1180 calendar days.

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