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Roxul to break ground in Marshall County in 2013

Commercial Appeal - June 17, 2012

Insulation maker Roxul plans to complete all design and permit work in 2012 and break ground on its planned $130 million Marshall County plant near Byhalia in early 2013, say company officials. The company, a unit of Rockwool International, has selected Allen & Hoshall of Memphis as the main civil design firm. The project engineering […]

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Clark/Dixon Architects design expanded $3M firing range for Shelby County Sheriff’s Department

The Commercial Appeal - June 14, 2012

An architecture firm has designed not only new facilities for the Sheriff’s Office firing range, but a stilted way to keep the Wolf away. Clark/Dixon Architects was chosen from among 10 firms seeking the contract to design the $3 million project. “Their proposal just seemed to be packaged well,” said Maurice Denbow, administrator of planning […]

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Workshop scheduled for Memphis contractors who didn’t win Electrolux business

Commercial Appeal - April 4, 2012

A technical-assistance workshop will be held Thursday for more than 50 local contractors who didn’t submit successful bids to help build the Electrolux plant. The event will cover such topics as estimate preparation, construction contracts and project execution. The project’s general contractor, WG Yates & Sons, will conduct the workshop from 8 a.m. to noon […]

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Industrial Development Board picks Electrolux project manager

Commercial Appeal - May 4, 2011

A committee has picked Memphis engineering company Allen & Hoshall to oversee the Electrolux factory construction project on behalf of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board. The IDB’s special committee on Electrolux on Tuesday authorized the board to begin negotiating a contract with the firm. Just two of the three members of the committee were […]

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FedEx opens employee screening facility, pedestrian bridge over Democrat

Commercial Appeal -

A newly completed pedestrian bridge over Democrat makes an esthetic statement while providing FedEx hub workers a convenient, comfortable walk to security screening. Upon closer inspection, the perforated aluminum panels covering the bridge’s exterior bring to mind the hidden arrow in FedEx’s familiar logo. The bridge and 30,500-square-foot screening facility were pressed into service Monday […]

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Engineers, architects, general contractors adopt seamless system to project delivery

Commercial Appeal - April 15, 2011

Related: Commercial Real Estate General contractors, architects and engineers have been working together with owners for years to make projects better. However, the process is becoming increasingly formalized and given a new name: Integrated Project Delivery. Integrated Project Delivery is a project delivery approach which integrates people, systems, business structures and practices through a collaborative […]

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Energy audits can result in big savings

Mississippi Business Journal - March 28, 2011

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Nashville Int’l Reconstructs One Runway, Rehabs Another

Airport Improvement Magazine - March 1, 2011

In August 2009, Nashville International Airport (BNA) shut down runway 2L-20R for reconstruction. A 2007 evaluation of the 35-yearold pavement found accelerated deterioration resulting from an alkali-silica reaction. The pavement was cracking and showing structural deficiencies; within five years, the evaluation concluded, the runway would fall below minimal service levels. “The pavement had come to […]

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Sticking power: Resin-maker Alpha Corporation marks 50th anniversary with new headquarters in Piperton

The Commercial Appeal - November 7, 2010

There’s a reason AOC’s new world headquarters in Piperton is a sleekly angled structure of tinted glass and steel. “Our tag line is, ‘World Leader in Resin Technology,”’ chairman and CEO Randall A. Weghorst said. “So we wanted a technology sort of look.” AOC, the flagship business of The Alpha Corporation, makes the resins, as […]

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Tennessee files building permit for $10.2M Shelby County forensic center

Memphis Business Journal - October 4, 2010

The state of Tennessee is moving forward with building a new regional forensic center for Shelby County. The state has filed initial building permits to construct a $10.2 million building at 637 Poplar Ave. The design was submitted Sept. 29 to Shelby County Code Enforcement for their review which, once approved, would clear the way […]

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