Morrell International Contingency Operations

Contingency Operations

Morrell International has a long history of supporting large-scale efforts by security and military personnel, starting with the company’s provision of housing and food services for more than 6,000 members of the U.S. National Guard during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

Building on the company’s unqualified success at the 2002 Olympics, Morrell International provided procurement, logistics and laundry services to U.S. military personnel in eastern Turkey prior to the 2003 start of the Iraq War.

Over the course of six weeks in mid-2003, Morrell International built and began to operate six military dining facilities with a combined service capacity of 100,000 hot meals per day. One year later, the company built two additional dining facilities in Iraq. At the peak of its food-service operation, Morrell International served 3 million hot meals per month.

Later, Morrell International successfully completed several construction and renovation projects on behalf of the U.S. military in Iraq. The company also developed a creative way to meet the military’s tremendous demand for gravel, establishing an on-base crushed limestone facility.

See the video highlighting our DFACs work for the troops in Iraq…

In 2005 and 2006, Morrell International built six state-of-the-art water bottling plants on U.S. bases across Iraq, completing each plant in an average of just 90 days. Morrell International continues to operate the facilities through its Pearl Purified Water division, the exclusive supplier of bottled water to the U.S. military in Iraq.


Olympic Housing Solutions from Morrell International

Olympic Games Support

In 2001, Morrell International was founded to meet the housing and dining needs of thousands of security and transportation personnel involved in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The company provided services to more than 16,000 people on behalf of clients including the International Olympic Committee, The Coca-Cola Company, Visa, Randstad and the U.S. National Guard.

Morrell International met the housing needs of 6,000-plus members of the U.S. National Guard called upon to provide supplemental security for the games in the wake of the 9-11 terror attacks. The company transformed an existing warehouse into a full-service barracks, completing the build-out in just 34 days, in accordance with the contract terms, and achieving a timeline others dismissed as impossible.

See the Olympic highlights video here…

In addition, Morrell International leaders have been deeply involved in providing logistics, staffing and housing support to previous Olympic Games, including the 1996 games in Atlanta and the 2000 games in Sydney.

Disaster & Humanitarian Relief

Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

In coordination with the nonprofit Morrell Foundation, Morrell International has a passion for helping people at moments of acute need. In 2003 and 2004, for example, the foundation and company created and supported Employ Iraq, a nonprofit jobs initiative that employed hundreds of Iraqi workers in the renovation of more than a dozen schools.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Morrell International took the initiative to design and build iCare Village, which provided shelter and meals to local first-responders and volunteer relief workers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Morrell International mobilized and developed Employ Haiti, an innovative program to provide jobs to Haitian workers involved in debris clearing and school reconstruction.



Operations Into the War Zone Olympics Dining Facilities