AEDC awards contract to Mack Mechanical Inc., for Model Shop work

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The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) has awarded a contract worth $583,000 to Mack Mechanical, Inc., from Cookeville, Tenn. Mack mechanical will be removing and replacing a 2,000 Kilo-Volt Amperes, 13,800 Volts/480 Volts unit substation.

According to Tommy Kirk, AEDC program manager, this upgrade to the model shop electrical power distribution system will improve safety, increase reliability and lower maintenance costs.

AEDC is the world's most diverse complex of aerospace test facilities. Since it opened in 1951, its engineers, technicians, craftsmen and support personnel have been involved in the development of nearly all U.S. military and NASA high-performance jets, missiles and space systems.

The center's propulsion test cells, aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, space chambers and ballistic missile ranges can simulate virtually every aspect of flight from ground level to deep space. Ground testing reduces risks and saves lives, equipment and money in operational testing. For more information on AEDC, visit the Web site at