County Commissioners Award Two Contracts for Project


The Columbia County Commissioners have awarded two contracts for the Bloomsburg Flood Protection Project.  A general construction contract for $22.4 million was awarded to Allan A. Myers LP, based in Worcester, PA, outside Philadelphia.  Myers' bid was one of five general construction bids submitted to the County Commissioners.


A $418,950 contract for electrical work associated with the project was awarded to Howard Organization of Bloomsburg, one of four companies submitting electrical bids.


The Flood Protection System, with a total estimated cost of $30 million, will essentially consist of a U-shaped flood wall, over a mile in length, protecting Autoneum North America and the former Windsor Foods site.  Autoneum is the largest private employer in Columbia County.  Windsor Foods abandoned its Bloomsburg facility months ago, but the building will be protected to maintain its potential for re-use, industrial development, and local employment.


Primary funding for the project has been provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Pennsylvania's H2O PA program.


The Myers firm is already on the site of the flood protection project, establishing offices, bringing in equipment, surveying, excavating trenches, and working out safety procedures.  Construction began in early March and plans are being developed for formal groundbreaking activities in April.  SEDA-COG, which is administering the project on behalf of the County Commissioners, recently held a comprehensive meeting with the contractor, discussing a multitude of procedures and project details.


The Commissioners have designated SEDA-COG to act as their liaison with local residents who have project-related issues or concerns.  SEDA-COG's Glenda Ruch, the project coordinator, can be reached at 1-800-332-6701.  An e-mail form for comments and questions can be found here.


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