Posts Tagged ‘construction’

Memorial Hospital launches major expansion

by MBJ Staff Published: February 11,2014

Tags: Blitch Knevel, construction, expansion, health care, hospital, medical, medicine, Roy Anderson Corp, tower

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport held the Main Patient Tower expansion construction launch and tours of new model rooms yesterday. The Main Patient Tower expansion will add two new floors and larger, modern patient rooms. The new modern rooms will be nearly 50 percent larger than current patient rooms, and will provide flexibility for […] [...]

Vote delayed on Coast baseball stadium bonds

BILOXI — Facing a possible tie vote, Biloxi’s baseball stadium was pulled off last night’s Biloxi Council agenda and will be taken up at special meeting next week. Five resolutions, including a vote on a $21-million bond to build the stadium, were removed from the agenda at the start of the meeting. Councilman Felix Gines […] [...]

Southern Co.: Kemper plant construction cost could grow by $40M

KEMPER COUNTY — The Southern Co. says it may cost another $40 million to finish the $5-billion-plus power plant and mine it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday that it would set aside money in the plant’s budget to cover possible start-up problems. Critics have warned […] [...]

Construction materials prices show some volatility

WASHINGTON — Construction materials prices expanded just 0.1 percent in December and are up 1.3 percent year over year, according to a Jan. 15 Producer Price Index released by the Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials prices also rose only 0.1 percent for the month and are 1 percent higher than the same time one […] [...]

Hospital lands grant to make tower hurricane resistant

PASCAGOULA — A $17 million grant will let Singing River Health System renovate the south tower of Singing River Hospital, fortifying it against hurricanes. Chief operating officer Kevin Holland tells The Mississippi Press that improvements paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will include windows able to withstand 150-mph winds. He says existing windows […] [...]

Ground to be broken next week for baseball stadium

BILOXI — City of Biloxi officials will break ground next week on their new downtown baseball stadium. Mayor A.J. Holloway tells The Sun Herald  Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to be on hand for the ceremony on Thursday. A group led by Ken Young bought the Class AA Huntsville Stars and the team will move […] [...]

Ex-contractor to be sentenced for bank fraud this month

SOUTHAVEN — Sentencing for James M. Harris, a former contractor with the city of Southaven who pleaded guilty last year to a federal bank fraud charge, is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Aberdeen. The Commercial Appeal reports the 54-year-old Harris pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to one count of loan and credit application fraud in […] [...]

After a decade-plus of planning, hospital expansion gets underway

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2014

Tags: construction, expansion, Gary Marchand, Gulfport Memorial Hospital, health care, hospital, medical, medicine

GULFPORT — The first of two cranes went up this week to start construction on the first phase of the Main Patient Tower expansion at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. The entire project will cost $50 million. It will create floors six and seven on the main patient tower and bring with it 96 modern patient rooms. […] [...]

Firms take home BUILDMississippi awards

BILOXI — AGC of Mississippi recently hosted its annual BUILDMississippi awards banquet to recognize some of the projects completed by its members. The winners were as follows: • Commercial — Roy Anderson Corp for Margaritaville Casino & Resort • Commercial — Dan Hensarling Inc. for Pavilions @ Gulfport Small Craft Harbor • Institutional — Evan […] [...]

County to borrow $24M for wood pellet terminal at port

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have voted to borrow $24 million for the Port of Pascagoula’s wood pellet exporting terminal. The Mississippi Press reports that the board of supervisors acted yesterday after no one showed up for a public hearing. The terminal will handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built […] [...]

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