Arkel International Awarded Contract from U.S. Department of State
Baton Rouge, LA, Oct. 19. 2011 -- Today, Arkel International, LLC, announced that it has been awarded a Design-Build Services contract of $28.7 million from the U.S. Department of State's Office of Acquisition Management. Arkel International will provide design and construction services and contract coordination and supervision for the facilities necessary to establish Life Support and Services for Camp Prosperity in Bagdad, Iraq. Reconfiguration of the site is currently being executed by the Department of State as a result of the U.S. troop withdrawal and the need for the U.S. Embassy to provide additional housing and support services. Arkel International was selected as the Prime Contractor based on a competitively bid process where it submitted the technically acceptable low bid.
"After eight years of working with the U.S. Government, Arkel International and its employees are proud to continue to support our troops and civilians in their overseas missions," said George H. Knost, president of Arkel International.
Arkel International is an infrastructure and essential services contractor to government agencies, the US military and major industrial corporations. The Company's origins date back to the mid-1950's when it began to provide a variety of services to the major petrochemical and refinery facilities that were being built in the Gulf Coast. In the 1970's, it undertook its initial international assignment for the creation of one of the world's largest sugar factories in Africa, and now has a nearly 50 year history of working in some the world's most remote and austere locations. The Company is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with offices in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kenya, Sudan, and Congo.
Jindal’s Former Commissioner of Administration, Angele Davis, to Join Arkel International
Baton Rouge, LA - July 28, 2010 - Angele Davis will join Arkel International as Vice President of Strategic Programs in early August where she will be responsible for identifying and evaluating strategic acquisitions and business partnerships and alliances, business development strategies and capitalization, and overseeing strategic planning.
Davis has served as Commissioner of Administration for the Jindal administration since January 2008, and recently announced that she would be leaving in early August to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
"The addition of Angele Davis significantly strengthens the Arkel team," said John Moore, CEO of Arkel International, "and we look forward to what Angele brings to us with her admirable record in the public and private sector."
As Governor Jindal's chief budget architect for the past two-and-a-half years, Davis oversaw significant reductions in the size and cost of state government, eliminating more than 6,000 fulltime positions and managing a total budget that has shrunk by more than $10 billion. She received national recognition for her privatization and budget reform initiatives, and was selected as an "Innovator in Action" for 2009 by the Reason Foundation. Davis has contributed more than thirteen years in public service and is known for her complex organizational management skills, budget and public finance experience, and strategic use of technology to run government more like a business.Read more...
Papa Murphy’s Wins as Favorite Pizza in Parent’s Magazine
Baton Rouge, LA - July 9, 2010 - Papa Murphy's, the country's largest and fastest growing take-and-bake pizza chain, was named "Favorite Pizza" in the July 2010 issue of Baton Rouge Parent's Magazine. More than 450 people in the greater Baton Rouge area voted, and Papa Murphy's, with the highest amount of votes, was declared the family favorite pizza for 2010
"We are honored that the readers of Baton Rouge Parent's Magazine have selected Papa Murphy's as the Favorite Pizza for 2010" says Mark Day, President and General Manger of Arkel Food Services, who owns the ten Baton Rouge area stores. "Our pizzas, salads, and lasagna consistently rank as the highest quality products in the Baton Rouge market. Our motto, 'Handmade. Home baked.' while created by, without a doubt, the best staff in the industry, is a great combination for our customers."Read more...
Arkel International (with Aditya International) Adds FrameMaster Machine to Afghanistan Operation
Kabul, Afghanistan - January 25, 2010 - ARKEL International, a 54-year-old business which has performed work globally since the 1970s, is pleased to announce we have entered into a partnership agreement with Aditya International forming International Building Constructors LLC (IBC).
International Building Constructors will feature the newest FRAMECAD System 350 I (FrameMaster machine) IBC will offer a complete turnkey building construction solution to customers.
The Team and equipment will be located in Helmand Province, Afghanistan and will have the capabilities to provide services throughout country.
FRAMECAD provides high - quality, safe, comfortable, timely and economical building solutions that include design build options to meet contingency, expeditionary, temporary and permanent deployment needs worldwide to include structures such as:
- Living accommodation units (wet and dry)
- Ablution units
- Laundry buildings
- Moral and welfare buildings
- Office units
- Warehousing/storage facilities
- Work shops
Arkel International Hires Former PAE Top Executive
Baton Rouge, LA - July 28, 2009 - Arkel International recently announced the hiring of John J. Moore. Moore left his position as President of PAE, Inc., a Lockheed Martin Company, in June 2009, to join Arkel International, a 54-year-old business which has performed work globally since the 1970s. In 2003, Arkel became a U.S. Government contractor providing expeditionary construction services which include the delivery of critical power solutions and integrated logistics in conflict, post-conflict and remote, underdeveloped regions of the world. Moore brings with him large-scale experience from PAE, a provider of similar services to the USG.Read more...