FORT DRUM, NEW YORK – As a Veteran owned business, ECHO DCL knows that taking care of the mental health of our service members is a top priority. When ECHO DCL was given the opportunity to assist in strengthening the minds of our Armed Forces in Fort Drum, they worked double-time on three 5,000 square foot modular buildings that would serve as Fort Drum’s newest Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) facility. The 350 day project was completed in only 163 days, ready for immediate, “turnkey” use upon completion.
Within the active duty community, suicide and substance abuse has been on a steady climb since the start of the war 12 years ago, especially among those who redeploy. The U.S. Army has implemented a new system for service members by “embedding” each brigade combat team with its own group of mental health workers. This system was first tested in Fort Carson. It proved to be successful and has now been implemented to other Army posts. By utilizing modular buildings, ECHO DCL was able to ensure the facilities were up and running in a short amount of time. Soldiers now have faster access to mental health facilities than ever before due to not having to make appointments to be seen. Service members receive local counseling, treatment and are able to connect with other service members who have shared similar experiences. In addition to this new facility, ECHO DCL was responsible for constructing brand new EBH facilities at Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Benning, Fort Irwin and Fort Lewis.
ECHO DCL is proud to be the only small business, Veteran and Native American owned manufacturer of modular structures in the U.S. For the past 15 years, our experienced team has provided customers with outstanding service from beginning to end. ECHO DCL continuously strives to build the highest quality modular buildings in the industry & deliver products that are superior to our competitors. Since April 1, 1998, ECHO DCL has been able to meet the space needs of many major markets including military, education, administration, health care, government, commercial and residential facilities.