Eaton Corp., Cleveland, will supply $8 million worth of electrical products and services to support the consolidation of two medical centers in San Antonio, Texas, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. The products will be used as part of the construction of the new San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. The new med center is part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure action. The Department of Defense is consolidating operations at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.
Construction on the facility began in early 2009 and has a mid-2011 completion date. The project involves constructing a 700,000-square-foot medical trauma tower that will have 425 inpatient beds, 32 operating rooms, a Level 1 trauma/emergency room and bone marrow and organ transplant facilities. Eaton will supply low-voltage products such as panelboard and switchboards as well as services for start-up, testing and training.