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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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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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