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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Johnson Controls World Services Inc

Magazine article Army

AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Johnson Controls World Services Inc

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Corporate Structure: Johnson Controls World Services Inc. (JCWS), Cape Canaveral, Fla., is a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wis. Founded: 1885. Number of Employees: more than 100,000 worldwide. President JCWS: Mark Filteau. Listed 79th on the Fortune 500. Annual sales in excess of $22 billion. Website: 321-784-7189.

For more than 50 years, Johnson Controls World Services has been a leading federal government contractor, supporting the U.S. Army at locations across the nation. The company provides fully integrated solutions for facility management and base operations support, security, building automation and controls, contingency and logistics operations, energy savings and technical services.

The security division oversees a variety of security and building controls solutions at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) located at Fort Detrick, Md., about 30 miles from Washington, D.C. Physicians and scientists who work in the USAMRIID's laboratory are key players in America's defense against infectious diseases and biological warfare threats. The lab houses the Department of Defense's largest biological containment laboratory. Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, Johnson Controls systems analysts, security experts, engineers and installation technicians have been upgrading equipment and installing a sophisticated network of surveillance cameras to better secure the lab.

At Fort Irwin in the California desert, a Johnson Controls' team helps run a small city at the Army's National Training Center where 500 employees provide complete base operations support. Part of the mission rivals the special effects department at a Hollywood movie studio as employees retrofit military equipment to resemble enemy tanks, ensuring realistic battle training for hundreds of soldiers who report there for training each year. The team also helped Fort Irwin earn the Army's highest award for environmental stewardship by devising and implementing a recycling and reuse plan that has diverted more than 40 percent of waste from the base landfill.

Protecting the environment is also a priority at Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Ga. Environmental process improvements are saving $150,000 annually. Johnson Controls is in its 25th year as the base support contractor, providing a full range of services from maintenance and repair to troop mobilization and deployment planning.

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the company is helping the Army under an energy savings performance contract in which cost-cutting measures pay for themselves through the money saved on utilities. The project features improvements, upgrades and retrofits that save more than 40 billion BTUs of electricity each year. …

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