Press Release: 01.02.2018

McCarthy to Build Southwest Airlines Hangar Facility

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McCarthy, one of the top builders in Texas and nationally, was recently awarded the Southwest Airlines Tech Ops MX Hangar project at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. The construction plan involves several preconstruction projects including demolition and utility relocation in addition to the construction of the two-bay hangar maintenance facility. The new hanger will be able to house up to six 737 aircraft. The facility will also have paved aircraft parking areas, aircraft wash facilities, taxiway connections, parking and loading docks.

“We are fortunate that our outstanding work on Southwest Airlines’ new office building and Leadership Education and Aircrew Development center in Dallas has led Southwest Airlines to continue their partnership with McCarthy to build the new hangar facility in Houston,” said Jim Stevenson, McCarthy Houston Division president. “Our reputation of building cutting-edge facilities is evident and will continue to be recognized as we commit to delivering high-quality work for this project as well.”

The overall program consists of six projects including the construction of a new duct bank for the Houston Airport System and Federal Aviation Administration communications; site demolition of several existing structures; relocation of the airport’s Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS); relocation of two navigation aids; construction of a detention pond for flood control; and ultimately the construction of the hangar. Preconstruction began in October 2017 with plans to begin work on the hangar in Spring 2018.

The hangar will be a hybrid pre-engineered metal building totaling 240,000 square feet. Approximately 140,000 square feet of the hanger will have enough room for six Boeing 737 aircraft. The remaining 100,000 square feet of facility space is allocated for offices, parts storage and other support areas. Outside the hangar will be 450,000 square feet of apron paving, with plans for one wash rack for the apron as well as locations for two future wash racks. Additionally, a 630-foot taxiway will connect the apron paving to Taxiway K.

The Southwest Airlines Tech Ops MX Hangar is McCarthy’s third project with Southwest Airlines. McCarthy is the eighth-largest airport contractor in the U.S. (2017 ENR ranking). McCarthy is undertaking a massive renovation project at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and has completed several other aviation projects including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal E Enhanced Parking Structure, Terminal D which involved an elevated roadway and Skylink Automated People Mover System and completed several projects at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,800 salaried employees and offices in Houston, Dallas; St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.


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