A Highland company has been awarded a multi-year renovation project at Scott Air Force Base.
Korte-River City JV of Highland was the successful bidder on a $113 million contract to renovate Building 1600, which houses the U.S. Air Force Mobility Command Headquarters at the base. Air Mobility Command provides global coordination of all mobility air forces for 110,000 airmen along with 1,100 aircraft. AMC sustains military operations worldwide through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and air mobility support capabilities, as well as responding to humanitarian crises worldwide.
Korte will first demolish and remove the existing three-story building before constructing the new headquarters, which will measure approximately 300,000 square feet.
Todd Korte, president and CEO of the Korte Company, said the team is “extremely proud to be working with the brave men and women of our armed forces and look forward to another successful project delivery helping to serve those who protect us.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) called AMC “the best of the best.”
“Wherever they are needed, whether it is for humanitarian evacuations in Afghanistan or air refueling high above the clouds, AMC airmen are there,” he said. “This contract will allow for renovations to be done to their headquarters so that they can continue their critical missions around the world.”
The multi-phase project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2025.
Air Mobility Command also recently welcomed a new commander, as Air Force Gen. Michael A. Minihan took command from Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost on Oct. 5. Van Ovost became commander of U.S. Transportation Command, also located at Scott Air Force Base, as the third woman in U.S. history to lead a combatant command.