Business in Brief: Northeast Florida firms awarded more than $49 million in military contracts

New Community First Credit Union branch; LionShare Cowork to open second location.

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 Among military contracts issued in Northeast Florida:

• Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk, Virginia, awarded Haskell of Jacksonville a $25,630,550 firm-fixed price contract for the construction of a single-story steel frame welding and light/heavy body shops facility to include concrete foundation, insulated exterior steel panels with brick veneer and standing seam metal roof at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Work will have an expected completion date of April 2022.

• Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia, awarded Crowley Government Services in Jacksonville a $20,771,542 firm-fixed-price contract to continue the operation and maintenance of five Tactical Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance vessels and two missile range instrumentation ships. The work will be performed at sea worldwide and is expected to be completed by July 21.

• U.S. Marine Corps Installations and Logistics of Albany, Georgia, awarded Acuity Design Group Inc. in  Jacksonville a $1,809,495 federal contract for installation management support services.

• The Virginia Air National Guard, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, awarded G.M. Hill Engineering Inc. of Jacksonville a $1,269,681 federal contract for roof retrofitting and replacement services.

New Community First Credit Union branch

Community First Credit Union opened Feb. 11 at 1425 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach. Community First bought and renovated the former bank branch on the 2-acre property. The new building offers drive-thru teller windows and an ATM. The new building replaces the credit union’s branch at 1650 San Pablo Road. John Hirabayashi is Community First CEO and president.

LionShare Cowork to open second location

LionShare Cowork will open a second location this summer in the former 11,614-square-foot Retro Fitness location in Harbour Village at 13475 Atlantic Blvd. It will offer event space, multiple conference rooms, phone booths, a podcast room, more than 30 daily desks and about 40 private offices. LionShare Cowork also operates at 14333 Beach Blvd., Suite 33.