Posts Tagged ‘builders’

City accepting bids to construct $11.3M aquatic center

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo has issued a call for bids on the estimated $11.3 million indoor aquatic center. Companies have until May 1 to submit proposals. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports construction could start by July if the city can pick a general contractor this spring. Construction is expected to take 14 […] [...]

Bryant baffled by opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said he doesn’t understand some of the opposition that’s developed to an immigration-enforcement bill, particularly from businesses that say they don’t hire illegal immigrants, anyway. “If they’re not hiring illegal immigrants I am baffled as to why they think this law would be detrimental to their work,” Bryant told reporters […] [...]

Contractors, ag groups join opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they’re against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi. Their opposition indicates growing political difficulties for a bill supported by first-term Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who won office last November with the help of tea party groups and […] [...]

Aldermen amend city’s zoning ordinance to foster construction

PETAL — The Petal Board of Aldermen has voted to amend the official zoning ordinance for the city, hoping to make it easier for building in the city. Mayor Hal Marx said the goal is to make it easier for people to go through the approval process and cut fees. The Hattiesburg American reports one […] [...]

Nations retiring from AGC of Mississippi; son taking his place

by Wally Northway Published: February 27,2012

Tags: builders, building, construction, contractors, lobbying, succession, trade associations

JACKSON — After a 35-year career as head of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi, Perry Nations is retiring. But, the AGC did not have to look far for a replacement. Perry Nations’ son, Lee Nations, has been named the organization’s new leader. Lee Nations’ start date has yet to be made official, but he […] [...]

MDOT project halted after contractor goes bankrupt

by Associated Press Published: February 16,2012

Tags: bankruptcy, builders, contractors, state agency, state government, transportation

TUPELO — The bankruptcy of a general contractor has prompted the Mississippi Department of Transportation to halt work on a district office in Tupelo. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the new $5.1 million, 34,000-square-foot office was scheduled to be finished in August. The general contractor, DC&M in Bay St. Louis, filed for bankruptcy in […] [...]

OSHA fines Memphis contractor for violations at worksite

by MBJ Staff Published: January 31,2012

Tags: builders, cave-in, citations, construction, contractors, federal government, fines, penaties, safety, trenching, worksite

VERONA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $55,375 in penalties against Memphis, Tenn.-based contractor MTE Contracting, LLC for four safety violations at a Verona store construction site. An inspection was initiated when an OSHA compliance officer was passing by the site in November and observed cave-in hazards involving […] [...]

GE Aviation to choose contractor for new plant

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2012

Tags: airplanes, aviation, builders, building, construction, contractor, defense, industrial parks, jets, military, plant, technology

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation officials will soon choose a contractor to build a planned 300,000-square-foot plant in Ellisville, and hope to open it next year, company spokesman Rick Kennedy says. GE Aviation, a unit of the General Electric Co. said in July that the $56 million project was planned for the Howard Technology Park. We […] [...]

City gearing for fight over stalled construction of new police station

by Associated Press Published: January 26,2012

Tags: architects, builders, building, construction, contractors, municipal government, police. law enforcement, stoppage

WAVELAND — Waveland officials appear to be gearing up for a battle over a new $6 million police station. City officials and others involved are mostly mum about the situation. Waveland has denied a Sun Herald public information request for a report on potential issues with the police station saying those records were made in […] [...]

Contractor admits guilt to aiding, abetting embezzlement

OXFORD — A building contractor pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in a kickback scheme involving the South Delta Regional Housing Authority, which promotes affordable housing for the poor in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. Court records show Jimmy Johnson pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Oxford to aiding and abetting embezzlement. Johnson and housing agency […] [...]

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