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Harahan boardwalk now extends nearly halfway across the Mississippi

The Commercial Appeal - October 22, 2015

Harry Pratt stepped onto a newly poured slab of concrete at one end of the Harahan Bridge Thursday and looked toward the east — and the future. “This is our trailhead on the west,” said Pratt, technical project manager for the $17 million bicycle-pedestrian boardwalk that’s being built on the 99-year-old railroad span over the […]

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Study: City should make more asphalt, replace plant

The Commercial Appeal - October 13, 2015

Steamrolling contractors’ hopes, a new study says the city of Memphis should expand its hot-mix asphalt production while preparing to spend upwards of $2.5 million on a new plant. After looking at a mix of options, including outsourcing roughly 22 jobs, the study’s authors said the best deal for the city would be to keep […]

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Methodist to expand emergency room

Memphis Business Journal - July 31, 2015

A Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare hospital is about to break ground on a renovation and expansion project that will make the emergency department a bit roomier. July 30, brg3s architects filed a $5.4 million permit to renovate and expand the emergency department of Methodist South Hospital at 1300 Wesley Drive. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare filed […]

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City to raise water, sewer rates

April 15, 2015

The City of Vicksburg is raising the fee it charges customers for water and sewer service. In a tiered system presented by a utility committee comprised of city employees, during a work session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, customers who use less than 2,000 gallons of water per month would see no increase. […]

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Chattanooga Airport upgrade to double rental car space

Free Times Press - September 24, 2014

Chattanooga Invista employee Judy Ciulis says the nylon manufacturer regularly rents cars at Lovell Field so she’s looking forward to a $1.5 million upgrade that would almost double the lot’s size. “The company uses it a lot,” she said as she returned a rental car last week, adding that the revamped space will offer people […]

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Minority firms got nearly 30% of Electrolux plant construction

Memphis Business Journal - August 30, 2013

Electrolux Home Products Inc. has exceeded the minority participation goals for its southwest Memphis manufacturing facility. The latest report showed minority firms accounted for $27.6 million, or 29.6 percent, of the $93.1 million project. The company, which received numerous incentives for the 1,200-employee project, had a 15 percent minority- and women-owned firms goal for construction. […]

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Horizontal directional drilling for gravity sewers

Public Works - February 11, 2013

Three years ago, the City of Germantown, Tenn., began making plans to install a new gravity sewer system in a 1970s-era subdivision to relieve an overburdened concrete sewer line. The sewer was running near full capacity every day and occasionally overflowed during heavy rains. And that was before a zoning ordinance allowed five-story buildings to […]

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DeSoto school board members focus on safety issues

Commercial Appeal - February 4, 2013

Safety was a high priority for DeSoto County school board members Monday as they considered two measures related to the issue In one measure, the board approved hiring Allen & Hoshall to do engineering work on a pair of projects designed to enhance security in the district’s 42 schools. One project calls for re-keying doors […]

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Methodist University Hospital Begins Emergency Department Expansion

Memphis Daily News - January 16, 2013

Methodist University Hospital has begun construction on a $33.5 million expansion and renovation of its emergency department Jamie Carter, interim CEO for Methodist University Hospital, said the aging facility isn’t large enough to accommodate the hospital’s growing number of emergency department visitors He estimates the Methodist University Hospital emergency department was originally built to handle […]

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$3.5 Million McVay Station Begins

Memphis Daily News - November 27, 2012

Three Class A speculative office buildings have broken ground in Germantown at McVay Road and Poplar Pike The $3.5 million development, named McVay Station Professional Center, is by Jason Speed, local developer and contractor whose claim to fame was Corporate Gardens, a $24 million, 148,000-square-foot retail and office park delivered in 2001 on 14 acres […]

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