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Headquarters, Washington

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

June 6, 2008
NASA Awards Ground Equipment Contract for Kennedy Space Center
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has selected contractors for a multiple award contract to provide fabrication of ground support equipment for Constellation and other space programs at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum value of $400 million during a five-year ordering period, with potential for a one-year extension.

NASA awarded the electrical ground support equipment contract to Engravers Metal Fabricators of Cocoa, Fla., Jackson & Tull of Seabrook, Md., Spectrum Laser & Technologies Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and TJ Inc. of Christmas, Fla.

The fluids ground support equipment contract was awarded to Hydraulics International, Inc. of Chatsworth, Calif., Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Co., Inc. of Cocoa, Fla., Sierra Lobo, Inc. of Milan, Ohio, and United Paradyne Corp. of Santa Maria, Calif.

The mechanical ground support equipment contract was awarded to Coastal Steel, Inc. of Cocoa, Fla., Engravers Metal Fabricators of Cocoa, Fla., Met-Con, Inc. of Cocoa, Fla., Oregon Iron Works of Clackamas, Ore., Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Co. Inc. of Cocoa, Fla., Rogers Associates Machine and Tool Corp. of Rochester, N.Y., Samson Metal & Machine of Lakeland, Fla., and Specialty Maintenance and Construction of Lakeland, Fla.

The contract covers all required management, labor, facilities, materials and equipment to fabricate, mark, package, deliver, clean, assemble, precision clean, and test equipment, ground systems and other hardware for Kennedy as firm fixed price delivery orders.

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