Reignited markets in the manufacturing sector presage the first rumblings of economic recovery as “there is a resurgence of owners starting to move and putting some investments in place,” says Jeff Bischoff, vice president of business development at Lexington, Ky.-based Gray Construction, a design and construction firm with a host of projects for Asian and European manufacturers. Photo: Courtesy of Gray Construction Contractor’s crew coordinates the installation of a jointless floor at Siemens’ nacelle plant in Hutchinson, Kan. Completion is set for December. Related Links: Overview: Finding Work in Tough Times View Complete Global Sourcebook with Rankings General Building: Firms
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.