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GREELEY, CO-Hensel Phelps, based in this city north of Boulder, was poised this week to sign a 10-year, $680-million contract to remodel the Pentagon building. In fact, about a half dozen employees from Colorado’s largest general contracting firm were in the building when terrorists crashed the plane into the gigantic building Tuesday morning.

“They all got out,” says Jerry Morgensen, president of the firm. “They were not hurt…which is all that I’m interested right now.”

Morgensen expects to hear in the coming days what his company’s role will be, if any, in repairing the damage.

“Maybe they’ll have us swing over and repair all of the damage,” says Morgensen, who notes Hensel Phelps already had starting renoving the entrance to the Pentagon.

“Or maybe they’ll just cancel the whole thing,” he says. “I think we’re going to have to wait a few days for things to settle down.”

He adds that while the contract is for $680 million, Congress must approve the expenditures each year. So far, Congress has approved $140 million of the work, he says.

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