Posts Tagged ‘contractors’

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 […] [...]

Bids to open on new $19M hospital project

by Associated Press Published: February 13,2012

Tags: bids, building, construction, contractors, health, health care, hospitals, medicine, subcontractors

NESHOBA COUNTY — Bids will be opened March 8 for construction of a new $19 million in Neshoba County. The new hospital is expected to be completed in spring of 2013. The Neshoba Democrat reports bids will be accepted for 22 separate packages, ranging from concrete and masonry to mechanical and electrical. Tyler Construction Group […] [...]

MDOT: Oxford-area road projects still on, but moving slowly

LAFAYETTE COUNTY — State transportation officials say road projects in the Oxford area are still on the drawing board — they are just being drawn very slowly. Last year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation presented the city and Lafayette County a proposal that lumped a new Highway 6 intersection with two other projects. The Oxford […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Architect’s concerns stop police station construction

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2012

Tags: architecture, building, construction, contractors, law enforcement

WAVELAND — Construction has been stopped on the Waveland’s new police station. Mayor David Garcia tells the Sea Coast Echo the work stoppage is only temporary. City attorney David Yarborough says the architect for the project raised a couple of concerns about some of the construction and recommended the work stoppage. “The architect and contractor […] [...]

Subcontractors offered chance at MDA-Neighborhood Home Project

BILOXI — On Jan. 23, Roy Anderson Corp, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Gulf Construction Company and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will host a subcontractor outreach event for the purpose of meeting local qualified subcontractors interested in procuring contracts for the MDA–Neighborhood Home Project in Harrison County. The event will […] [...]

Judge approves Chinese drywall settlement

by Associated Press Published: January 11,2012

Tags: construction, contractors, courts, drywall, homebuilders, homebuilding, homeowners, homes, houses, lawsuit, residences

NEW ORLEANS — A Chinese drywall manufacturer would pay hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve court claims by thousands of Gulf Coast property owners who say the product wrecked their homes, under a deal that won preliminary approval yesterday from a federal judge. In his order, U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon said he believes […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Contractors face growing cash-flow challenges

by Wally Northway Published: September 4,2011

Tags: cash-flow, construction, contractors

A decade ago, Mississippi’s construction industry was enjoying arguably its most profitable period in history — a golden age. Building was booming, and most firms had as much as they could handle. However, the last 10 years have been perhaps the worst of times for the state’s contractors. They are now scrambling — and paying […] [...]

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