Brief Description about the project

Birkel Electric has provided the electrical contracting services for the Joint Armed Forces (JAF) Reserve Center project at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri.

The JAF Reserve Center features a three-story, 133,000 square-foot administration building, a one-story, 7,500 square-foot maintenance building. The 140,500 square-foot facility offers new training space for the Missouri National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve

The main building includes administrative space, an assembly hall, classrooms, secure storage for ordinance, munitions and other supplies, plus a full-service kitchen for 24/7 operations. The project includes several anti-terrorism protection features and eight acres of lighted parking areas for military and personal vehicles.

"Our commitment to serving our government and defense has been demonstrated by numerous projects we've worked on at some of St. Louis' regional military bases. Birkel Electric worked side by side with all of the various building trade unions to ensure the work is done to meet the exact specifications of Jefferson Barracks," said Mike Birkel, Vice President of Birkel Electric.

Birkel Electric worked in conjunction with K& S Associates, Inc., the St. Louis-based general contractor for the project. Construction for the project is expected to be completed in February 2010. Jefferson Barracks, established in 1826 as the country's first "Infantry School of Practice," served as a major military installation until 1946. Today, Jefferson Barracks is one of the oldest National Cemetery interment sites, and has served as a burial place for soldiers from all wars.

Birkel Electric has an additional company office at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., which specializes in military contracts. Since 2003, Birkel Electric has completed numerous projects at the Fort Leonard Wood location, including tank firing ranges, a counter explosive training center, and the TRAPS barracks project.

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