Posts Tagged ‘contractors’

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 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 […] [...]

Biglanes plead guilty to attempted bribery

by Published: July 11,2011

Tags: bribery, contractors, courts, kick backs, state government

LAUREL — A father and son from Laurel have admitted trying to bribe Mississippi’s former transportation director with kickbacks on state contracts. Kenneth Biglane, 67, and Peter J. Biglane, 40, pleaded guilty July 8 to bribery and will be sentenced Sept. 30, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson said. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate […] [...]

OSHA cites Cooper Tire, contractors for safety violations

TUPELO — The federal government has cited Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and two contractors with 25 safety violations at the company’s Tupelo plant. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the citations include allegations of exposing workers to hazards associated with combustible dust. Proposed penalties total $254,900. Clyde Payne, director […] [...]

Anderson named state’s top contractor by SBA

PERKINSTON — More than 20 small business contractors, federal acquisition executives and business and industry leaders from around the country will come to Washington, D.C., in mid-May to accept awards for excellence in the federal contracting arena. Two small businesses from among regional prime contractors and subcontractors of the year will receive the National Prime […] [...]

Contractor unveils expansion plans

by Published: April 2,2010

Tags: construction, contractors, expansions, pipelines

HAZLEHURST — A pipeline contractor has announced it will expand its Hazlehurst operation, adding a fabrication shop and 25 new jobs at its facility. Houma, La.-based Community Construction Inc. specializes in pipeline maintenance and erosion control. Company officials say the new shop will allow CCI to better meet the needs of its customers. The investment […] [...]

Recovery MAP on the fast track

New company signs Board of Contractors   By WALLY NORTHWAY I STAFF WRITER At one point in his life, Scott Gilbert had a serious, potentially life-threatening chemical dependency. He is convinced that if he had not gotten treatment and, just as important, had not been provided with exceptional monitors who made sure he stayed […] [...]

Roy Anderson to host construction program

by Published: July 8,2009

Tags: construction, contractors, education

GULFPORT — Beginning in September, Roy Anderson Corp, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center will present the Model Contractor Development Program in Gulfport. The Model Contractor Development Program is designed to teach small construction contractors the good business practices they need to improve […] [...]

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