MACTEC's Gainesville office to handle $5 million contract

Local engineers to provide Navy with air compliance services

Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2004 at 11:05 p.m.
MACTEC Inc. has been awarded a $5 million federal contract to provide primarily air compliance services to the U.S. Navy, and the company's Gainesville office will be handling the job.
The contract involves the Navy's Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, which has bases in 26 states, including Florida, according to Mark Diblin, MACTEC's Gainesville office manager.
"This is a $5 million contract over five years, at a million a year," Diblin said. "We'll be using eight people out of the Gainesville office, and we're likely to add a ninth person that we're in the process of interviewing for now."
The company's team of environmental engineers will provide a variety of air compliance services, Diblin said.
"Our people will be traveling from base to base to do testing and perform other air compliance-related service, which will keep them busy full-time on the project," he said.
Project manager Bill Barnard, senior principal scientist for the company, said the major services called for under the contract include stack testing of emissions, inventory and development of risk management plans, developing and implementing compliance programs, and helping the bases with state and federal permitting requirements.
MACTEC's Gainesville office, which has 65 employees, is the former Environmental Science & Engineering Inc., Diblin said. The local ESE had several owners before being bought by MACTEC of Alpharetta, Ga., more than four years ago.
Doris Chandler can be reached at (352) 374-5094.

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