Arkansas Sun Paper, the largest privately-owned Chinese papermaking company, is planning to build a paper mill in Arkadelphia. Construction is expected to begin during the first half of 2017 and take two and a half years. The project is valued at $1 billion. City of Arkadelphia, Attn: Randi Currey, City Clerk, 700 Clay St., Arkadelphia, 71923. DR#16-00511494.

California Progressive Dairy Solution Inc. is planning to construct a milk dehydrating plant in Turlock. The single-story plant, located on a site at the intersection of Washington Rd. and W. Main St., will process 2.5 million lb of milk per day, converting it into protein powder to be used for sports drinks and food supplements. Construction is expected to be completed by December, 2017. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Progressive Dairy Solution Inc., 346 East F St., Oakdale, 95361. DR#16-00519192.

Georgia LDG Development is planning to construct the Peach Orchard Apartment Complex in Augusta. The complex will be located at 3640 Peach Orchard Rd. and will include 240 units. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. LDG Development, 1469 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40208. DR#16-00523064.

Illinois R2 Companies (formerly South Street Capital) is planning to convert the former Pickens-Kane Moving & Storage Building on Goose Island in Chicago into high-tech office space. The project is being designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Ltd. The project is valued at $40 million. R2 Companies, 1130 W. Monroe St., Chicago, 60607. DR#15-00458781.

Rhode Island Brown University is planning to build the BIBS and BITS Building on Clifford St. between Dorrance and Dyer Sts. in Providence. The building will house the Brown Institute for Brain Science (BIBS) and the Brown Institute for Translational Sciences (BITS), an incubator space for new startups. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Brown University, Dept. of Facilities Management, 60 Olive St., Providence, 02912. DR#16-00506659.

South Dakota The Sioux Falls School District is planning to build a laboratory/auditorium building for the Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. The project entails building a three-story, 90,000-sq-ft building to house automotive technology and hospitality management classes, an auditorium, an administrative area, and renovating the Ed Wood facility for the auto collision program. The project is valued at $18 million. Sioux Falls School District, 1101 N. Western Ave., Sioux Falls, 57104. DR#14-00408014.

Contracts, Bids, Proposals

Missouri The State of Missouri is planning to repurpose a section of the existing railroad right-of-way near Pleasant Hill that formerly belonged to the Rock Island Pacific line as a bicycle and pedestrian trail. The project will entail grading, base and surface rock installation, replacement of culverts, structural repairs, and deck replacement of bridges. The owner is currently evaluating seven bids submitted on April 28. The project is valued at $6.6 million. State of Missouri, Office of Administration, 301 W. High St., Jefferson City, 65101. DR#16-00484804.

Oklahoma Glover & Associates, a general contractor, has been awarded a $13-million contract to carry out a paving contract by the Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation. The project entails resurfacing a 7.9-mile stretch of Interstate 40 in McIntosh County, from the Okmulgee County line extending east near Checotah. Glover & Associates, Attn: Greg Hornbuckle, Owner, 2401 S. Sixth St. W., Muskogee, 74402. DR#15-00660463.

Virginia Hourigan Construction Corp. has started renovating the ADP Call Center in Norfolk. The project entails renovating 288,131 sq ft of office space in the building, which is located at 2 Commercial Place. The project was designed by Morrisette Architecture. The project is valued at $20 million. Hourigan Construction Corp., 4429 Bonney Rd., Virginia Beach, 23462. DR#16-00487278.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Ohio 5/27 Thomarios, doing business as The Apostolos Group, serving as the construction manager, is seeking subcontractor bidders to build Ronald McDonald House at Akron Children’s Hospital. The project consists of a three-story, 70,450-sq-ft building, located at 245 Locust St. The building has been designed by GDP Group. The project is valued at $10.6 million. The Apostolos Group, Attn: Ken Meybaum, Project Manager, 1 Canal Square Plaza, Akron, 44308. DR#09-00697876.

New York 6/1  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to carry out the Fire Island stabilization project. The project involves placing 1.4 million cu yd of sand as beach fill, to create a berm with a width of 90 ft at an elevation of +8.5 ft NAVD, and a vegetated dune with a crest width of 25 ft at an elevation of +14 ft NAVD. The project also includes constructing 49 timber walkovers from behind the dune to the beach. The project is valued at between $25 million and $100 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Orlando Nieves, Contracting Officer, 26 Federal Plaza, New York City, 10278. DR#16-00468760.