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Pease to hold seminar on anticipated opportunities tied to refueling tanker

August 17. 2014 6:13PM

A seminar on Wednesday is designed to help construction contractors and suppliers take advantage of opportunities expected to come with the selection this month of the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker.

The base will receive up to 12 new aircraft by 2018 and, says David Pease, program manager for the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program, “now is the time to start planning for the project.”

Participants will also learn about other upcoming opportunities and how NH-PTAP can help companies with the government contracting process.

The half-day seminar runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Manchester Community College, 1066 Front St., Manchester, where four panelists will outline their upcoming plans and needs.

The panel includes: Jackie Johnston, PWD ME acquisition branch head and Navy small business advocate of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Works Department at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Scott Ballweg, chief of contracting, USFPO New Hampshire National Guard Joint Contracting Office; Dan Proulx, president, Monument Construction, Nashua, and Guy Sylvester, CEO, Absolute Resource Associates, Portsmouth.

Following the discussion, there will be time for one-on-one meetings with the panelists. Seating is limited; those interested in attending can register at more information, contact Pease at 271-7581 or visit

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