Pulse   01/23/2012

Iowa Global Foods Processing Inc. is planning to build a meat processing plant in Sioux City. The project entails construction of an 82,000-sq-ft building, including cold-storage space, on the former John Morrell & Co. site. The project is valued at $10 million. Global Foods Processing Inc., 1826 Chicago Ave., Sioux City, 51106. DR#11-00541419.

Texas Emerson Process Management is planning to build a headquarters for its Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies unit. The project entails constructing a three-story, 132,000-sq-ft building in McKinney. Fox Architects is designing the structure. The project is valued at $25 million. Emerson Process Management, Attn: Tammy Warren, 310 E. University Dr., McKinney, 75069. DR#12-00405105.


Florida Fun Spot Attractions has awarded a $20-million design-build contract to H.J. High Construction Co. to carry out a 15-acre expansion of Fun Spot Action Park, which is located in Orlando. The project entails adding four water rides, a wooden roller coaster, a steel roller coaster, a new go-kart track and a new SkyCoaster as well as numerous other rides. H.J. High Construction Co., 1015 W. Amelia St., Orlando, 32805. DR#12-00405140.

New Jersey Seashore Solar Development LLC has awarded SPI Solar a contract to engineer, procure and construct an 11.3-MW solar energy facility in Egg Harbor Township. The project will entail designing and building a ground-mounted 42,000-panel array on a closed landfill located off Atlantic Avenue. The electricity generated will be sold wholesale to the power grid through PJM, a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity for regional utilities. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Solar Power Inc., Attn: Jim Pekarsky, 2240 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, Calif. 95661. DR#10-00608083.

West Virginia Carl Kelly Paving Inc. has started construction on the Emerson Avenue bridge reconstruction project outside Parkersburg. The project entails completely rebuilding the six-lane, 286-ft-long bridge that carries state Route 2 over Interstate 77. The project owner is the West Virginia Dept. of Highways. The project is expected to be completed by November 2013. The project is valued at $19.7 million. Carl Kelly Paving Inc., P.O. Box 366, Williamstown, 26187. DR#11-00628763.

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District of Columbia 2/1 Construction manager Clark Construction Group/Smoot/Russell, a joint venture, is seeking bidders to build the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution. The project entails constructing a 330,000-sq-ft building, with five stories above grade and two below grade, on a five-acre site bounded by Constitution Avenue, Madison Drive, and 14th and 15th streets. It will include exhibition galleries, performance and public program spaces, a theater, food service and retail. Non-public spaces will include a loading dock, collections handling rooms and administrative offices. The Smithsonian expects contractor turnover of the building for installation of exhibits starting in late 2014; the museum is expected to open to visitors in November 2015. Clark Construction Group/Smoot/Russell joint venture, Attn: George Conrad, Project Manager, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, Md., 20814. DR#03-00922515.

Oregon 2/3 Fred Meyer Inc. is seeking bidders to carry out the interior remodeling of its supermarket in Newport. The project has been valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Fred Meyer Inc., Attn: Robert Currey-Wilson, Vice President, Corporate Development, P.O. Box 42121, Portland, 97242. DR#11-00525811.

Delaware 2/9 The Delaware Dept. of Administrative Services is seeking bidders to build the Young Correctional Institute's kitchen addition. The project entails the construction of a two-story, 25,000-sq-ft addition to the prison, which is located in Wilmington. The first floor, which is located over a crawl space, will contain a new bulk dry-food storage area, a sally port for food service needs, a loading dock and elevators. The second floor will contain a new kitchen. The project is valued at $15 million. Delaware Dept. of Administrative Services, Facilities Management Dept., Attn: Mark DeVore, Chief of Engineering and Operations, 540 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, 19901. DR#11-00457165.

California 2/13 The San Francisco Airports Commission is seeking qualifications from design-builders for a new air traffic control tower at the San Francisco International Airport. The project entails designing and building the new tower as well as 18,000 sq ft of office space for the Federal Aviation Administration. The project has been valued at $92 million. San Francisco Airports Commission, Attn: Tom Rodrigues, Project Manager, 710 McDonnell Rd., San Francisco, 94128. DR#10-00642471.