Archive for June, 2010

Manhattan honored by Oklahoma Department of Labor for safety success

Monday, June 14th, 2010

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Labor has selected Manhattan Construction Co. as the winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence in the Large Employer category in recognition of the company’s safety program success. The award was presented to Manhattan by Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields and Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins at the Oklahoma Safety Council’s (OSC), 2010 Safety and Health Conference held in Tulsa, Okla. Friday, June 11th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

“With over two and a half million work hours without a single lost work day incident Manhattan’s program serves as an excellent example of why safety pays,” said Fields. “It is my personal pleasure to be able to share Manhattan’s safety success with other business industries in Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma companies from all industries, not just construction, are eligible to participate in the awards program. This is the second time Manhattan has been honored by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. In 2007, Manhattan received the organization’s Award of Excellence and became the first General Contractor in the history of the program to be presented the honor.

“What makes Manhattan’s safety program successful is that we don’t allow ourselves to relax because of yesterday’s safety success,” said Scott Marsh, safety manager at Manhattan Construction Co. “Safety is a constant alertness and no excuses thing for us. We stress its importance every day and we don’t let up.”

Houston Airport System honors Manhattan for commitment to Small, Minority & Disadvantaged Businesses

Friday, June 11th, 2010

HOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Airport System (HAS) recently presented Manhattan Construction Co. with the HAS 2010 S/MDBE Advocate Prime Contractor Award.  This award recognizes Manhattan for its commitment to Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (S/MDBE) participation on its Houston Airport System Projects. 

Manhattan is working on three major projects at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Two projects under construction are the Phase 3 Automated People Mover and the Terminal C Garage Renovation projects, both of which have exceeded S/MDBE participation goals.  The Phase 3 Automated People Mover Project has achieved 26% participation versus an original goal of 25%, while the Terminal C Garage Renovation Project has achieved 42% participation versus an original goal of 23% participation. The Terminal D Renovation project is in the pre-construction phase.

The award was presented to Manhattan during the Houston Airport System’s annual “Runway To Business Opportunities” Networking Fair, which was held May 13th, 2010.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital breaks ground on $104 million expansion

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

On May 19, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its East Tower Expansion. Memorial Hermann has selected Manhattan Construction Co. to build the project.  Phase one of the new 240,000-square-foot tower will add eight state-of-the-art surgical suites and surgical support services, including pre-operation and recovery rooms, waiting areas and sterile processing. Additionally, a patient care unit with 36 beds and a parking garage will be added. This will bring the hospital’s total bed count to 288. Three shelled floors will accommodate future growth and could include additional patient beds, an expanded Emergency Center, and clinical support services. The cost of the project is roughly $104 million.