Stanley Consultants' engineers in Muscatine and around the globe will be busy for years to come, thanks to several new major government contracts. 

The recent awards continue Stanley's long history with U.S. federal military and civilian government agencies in support of military realignments, contingency operations, disaster and post-war reconstruction and humanitarian efforts.

Mike Helms, the firm's market leader for U.S. Federal and International Programs, said the latest contracts allow Stanley to assist the federal clients in achieving their missions. "That's always our ultimate goal."

"We've been providing services to multiple branches of the U.S. government for over 75 years and two of these contract are for new clients, which helps to broaden Stanley Consultants' reach around the world," he added.  

Here's a look at the contracts, which run through 2022:

  • The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command selected Stanley as part of a joint venture with the Urban Collaborative and Cardno to provide master planning, programming, design and environmental services to the command, attached units and other Department of Defense units. The contract of up to $40 million can include work at installations in and outside the continental United States.
  • The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a contract to condition assessment services at its 46 U.S. facilities. The award of up to $2 million involves work such as life cycle cost analysis, sustainability evaluations, historical evaluations and energy audits for a variety of buildings.
  • The Corps of Engineers Alaska District selected the Stanley-Design Alaska Joint Venture to provide mechanical, electrical architectural and engineering design services and related projects including a stoker-fed coal fired power plant. The contract has a total program capacity of $9 million.
  • As a subconsultant to LRS Federal, Stanley was awarded an architect/engineer contract for a five-year, $10 million construction services contract with the Corps of Engineers' Fort Worth, Texas, District. It includes a range of military and civil works construction support activities in the Southwestern Division. 

Clinton Domino’s opens pizza theater

Domino's is back in Clinton and with its return it has unveiled one of the chain's pizza theater concept stores.

Located at 1122 N. 2nd St., the store features a pizza theater where customers are invited to watch their pizza being made from start to finish. The new design also features a lobby, a pick-up window and an electronic screen in the lobby that tracks carryout orders. A chalkboard allows customers to leave feedback for team members.

“We are so excited to open a new pizza theater in Clinton,” said Scott Ocel, the Clinton Domino’s franchisee. He also is the franchisee for the Davenport and Bettendorf Domino's. The Clinton store is a replacement for one closed a few years ago.

“We absolutely love this community and we hope everyone comes out to experience the interactive open concept design and try our pizza,” he added. 

Hiring continues and job applicants should visit jobs.dominos.com. To order a pizza, visit dominos.com or call the store at 563-241-7900.

R.I.A. Credit Union supports Honor Flight

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union has again shown its support for Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities.

The Bettendorf-based credit union has donated $17,273.28 — raised from its 3rd annual Honor Flight Golf Outing — to the Quad-City Honor Flight chapter.

With a reputation as a military-friendly credit union, R.I.A. offers various programs and initiatives to support and provide resources for military personnel and veterans. Founded in 2008, Honor Flight is dedicated to flying local veterans to Washington, D.C., for a one-day visit of the memorials built in their honor.

Need a skycap? Send a text

Quad-City International Airport passengers who need help with their luggage now can ask for a skycap via text.  

Travelers wanting curbside assistance should text the word "skycap" to a dedicated mobile phone number and a Customer Care skycap will arrive promptly. If the skycap is busy, the traveler will be texted back with an idea of how soon they can arrive such as ETA 10 minutes.

The mobile number is posted on signs at the curb. There is no cost for skycap assistance. Gratuity is optional. 

For more information, visit www.qcairport.com/news or visit the airport at facebook.com/qcairport.

Cathie Rochau, marketing representative, said passengers can thank a fellow patron and regular traveler for suggesting the idea.

Biz Bytes is a weekly column by Quad-City Times reporter Jennifer DeWitt. Contact her at 563-383-2318 or jdewitt@qctimes.com

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