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Monday, April 04 2011

Seoul — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District cut the ribbon on a new facility for the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Field Activity at Gimcheon April 1.

The new facility north of Daegu was designed to consolidate DLA operations at Bupyong in the northwest and Busan in the southeast to one central area. The new site is located between U.S. Forces Korea's two largest enduring hubs: Pyongtaek and Daegu.

The Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense funded the project for approximately $25 million as part of its relocation program for U.S. bases.

"This project shows the unique partnership in place with the Korean Government," said Sam Adkins, Chief of FED Construction Division. "Through the Land Partnership Program, U.S. forces are able to get much needed facilities."

Pak Bo-saeng, Mayor of Gimcheon City welcomed DLA to their new neighborhood. He also congratulated FED for a successful project.

The complex was built by Daelim Industries Co, Ltd. beginning in February 2007 and was completed in July 2010. Since then, DLA has consolidated its operations and relocated employees to Gimcheon.

The modern complex provides 117,513 square feet of covered warehouse space, 484,468 square feet of outside storage space and 9,484 square feet of administrative space.

It consists of a main building with office space, training room, break room, and warehouse space; a demilitarization building where military equipment is destroyed and turned into scrap steel; and a material handling building which stores equipment parts.

The onsite railhead and scale house allows property to be shipped and received saving the user significant dollars and manpower in its new location.