MJW Renovates and Upgrades Plumbing and Mechanical For Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia // June 2019


Along the First Coast of Florida and Georgia, the effects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt and addressed.

Since mid-November 2018, MJW Consolidated has been carrying out a major plumbing and mechanical renovation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, just outside of Brunswick.

Operated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Glynco center provides training for customs and border patrol personnel, along with federal marshals, and local and county law enforcement officers.

Dormitories at the facility sustained heavy flood damage during the hurricane, resulting in the need to totally renovate and upgrade the plumbing and mechanical systems for the buildings.

“The dormitories are built in the older motel style, with the air conditioning units underneath the windows, what we call PTAC, or package terminal air conditioning,” explained Ralph Harrison, MJW project manager.

He added, “We’re replacing 125 of those units, as well as 70 tubs and 130 bar sinks that were damaged by the flooding.”

Another 70 split units serving multiple rooms that were located outside the rooms at ground floor level are being replaced with new units on platforms that are four feet off the ground.

Harrison expects the project to be completed by the end of June.

The FLETC is based at an old Navy base, the Glynco Naval Air Station, that opened in 1942 and housed blimps that were sent up and down the Atlantic coast to monitor for German U-boat activity during World War II.

MJW Aids NAS JAX Renovation and Recovery From Hurricane Irma // May 2019

Although it’s been almost two years since Hurricane Irma tore through the First Coast leaving a path of destruction in September of 2017, recovery projects are still underway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS JAX).

As a part of a multi-contract project awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, MJW Consolidated is assisting in the replacement of a storage building B177 that was severely damaged in the storm.

Working under a subcontract the General Contractor for the base repair project, MJW is providing the plumbing and mechanical infrastructure for the new 1,200 square foot building.

The project began in April 2019 and will continue in phases until the new building is ready for the final installation of plumbing fixtures and HVAC equipment.

“We’re focused on getting the underground plumbing in place right now before the new foundation is poured,” explained MJW project manager Mike Weiscopf.

He added, “The work will continue in stages as the new building structure gets in place so we can move forward with the interior plumbing and HVAC ductwork.”