MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 8, 2012

AISG Constructs Combat Zone Health Clinic in Helmand, Afghanistan

On September 15, 2012, facing down insurgent attacks and a diminishing US military presence, AISG Construction completed a permanent health clinic with twelve treatment rooms serving 4,000 local citizens of Khan Neshin District – dead center in the "homeland" of the Taliban. After picking up from a failed contractor and working almost exclusively with an Afghan labor force, AISG built a reinforced concrete and brick structure that meets US Army Corps of Engineers standards in one of the most dangerous and isolated places on earth. The supply lines alone extend hundreds of miles through hostile and undeveloped southern Afghanistan.

AISG Construction has succeeded where the standard for other contractors is failure. AISG Afghanistan Country Manager Frank Guffey, a former Recon Marine, observes: "We have overcome the challenges of Ramadan in the hottest of summers and an extended Eid, followed by an increase in Taliban activities hindering the logistical support to bring materials to the site. We persevered, self-adjusted, and continued on the mission until completion."

AISG continues to provide construction services in Helmand Province where the company is building a high school in Marja and four police stations in Now Zad. In Paktika Province, AISG is constructing a police headquarters on the high plateau of Sar Hawza in the badlands near the Pakistani border. "Once again, we have successfully implemented our model of working with and training on-the-job local nationals in a hostile environment," states AISG CEO Kiffer Andress. "The people of Khan Neshin, much ravaged in the past by the Taliban, will long remember the gift from the American people of this urgently required health clinic, now open to all the citizens of Helmand."

AISG, Inc. is an American-owned design/build construction, logistics, and security management firm that has accomplished over $400 million in US Government (USG) and commercial work since the company's founding in 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq. The AISG business model from the company's inception is to develop and employ local nationals, vendors, subcontractors and partners. The AISG leadership team, with offices in Dubai (UAE), Baghdad and Basra (Iraq), Irbil (Kurdistan), Amman (Jordan), and Kabul (Afghanistan), includes highly experienced Western managers, thus ensuring business best practices such as transparency, accountability, attention to detail, and timeliness. As prime contractor, the company has completed more than 90 USG contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan without a single default.

For further information, please contact Frank Guffey at; Dubai Cell: +971 (0) 50 916 0841; Afghanistan Cell: +93 (0) 708543053; US VOIP: 1-909-657-0303; and see the company website:

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