The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 21, for a 33,000 sq. ft. addition to its headquarters
building located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The $15 million non-appropriated fund construction project is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016.
“When NEXCOM moved into its headquarters building in 1993, we had 380 associates,” said Robert J. Bianchi, NEXCOM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Today, there are almost 1,000 NEXCOM associates in Hampton Roads and more than half work in our headquarters building.”
The new addition allows NEXCOM to replace approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of aging trailers that had been in use for the past 10 years, create much needed conference and planogram rooms and address merchandising and information technology personnel space deficiencies. It also brings 125 NEXCOM associates from its Human Resources and Loss Prevention/Safety departments as well as the Navy Lodge Program into the headquarters building from other Hampton Roads office locations.
“This is the first step necessary in order to move our headquarters associates from leased space into Navy-owned space,” said Bianchi. “This new addition will help us consolidate and align key headquarter codes for even greater command efficiency.”
By Kristine Sturkie, NEXCOM Public Affairs