Corps Breaks Small Business Contract Record With $90 Million In Small Business Awards

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District awarded $90 million in the small business category of its contract awards in Fiscal Year 2010. 

That dollar amount is a record for the Huntington District, exceeding the $69 million it awarded in Fiscal Year 2008. 

$48.5 million of the small business dollars went to the construction firm Shaka, Inc. of Jeannette, Pa., for the Bluestone Dam rehab work to begin this fall. Another $5.8 million went to Heeter Construction, Inc., of Spencer, W.Va., for the channel widening job at Island Creek in Logan. 

Contracts were awarded to numerous small firms locally and in other areas of the country for supplies and services including office supplies, industrial parts and equipment, mowing services, fabrication work, architectural and engineering work and dredging, to name just a few.

The total amount of contract dollars awarded by the district in Fiscal Year 2010 was $151,918,259. Of that amount, the total small business contract dollars were $89,843,461 or 59 percent.

The awards were made to contractors from all over the country, including the local tri-state area. 

For more information about small business contracting with the Corps, contact Debbie Czewski, Huntington District’s Deputy for Small Business at 304-399-5632, or by email at You can also visit the District’s website at or call the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

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