Archive for October, 2011

Ground breaking ceremony held for Welcome Center, new Bedre’ Chocolates Factory

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Davis, Oklahoma – The Chickasaw Nation held a groundbreaking ceremony this week for two new facilities at the southwest corner of  Interstate-35 and State Highway 7 at Exit 55 in Davis, Okla.

Manhattan Construction Co. has been selected to build the project that includes a Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center as well as a new Bedré Chocolate factory. Bedré, Oklahoma’s only chocolate factory, provides chocolate products to several high-end retail clients nationwide. The new facility will replace the factory currently located in Paul’s Valley and provide space for expansion of the Bedré line.

The new Welcome Center will provide information about the many attractions in the Chickasaw Nation, including the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Turner Falls, and Boggy Depot Park.

It will take approximately nine months to build the two new facilities, which feature a gift shop, children’s playground, dog park. The new factory and welcome center expect up to 25,000 visitors a week.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, October 17th.

About Manhattan Construction:
Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Co. is recognized as a top general builder in the nation. Manhattan operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.;  Atlanta, Georgia; and Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Sarasota and Kissimmee, Florida. Manhattan’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  More information is available at: www.manhattanconstruction.com .

About the Chickasaw Nation:
The Chickasaw Nation is one of the largest federally-recognized tribes in the United States. Their jurisdictional territory includes more than 7,600 square miles of south-central Oklahoma and features many recreational and tourism attractions. A highlight for cultural tourism is the new Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Okla.

Manhattan Construction Announces Promotions and Appointments

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Manhattan Construction Co. announces promotions and appointments of several employees in its Tulsa and Oklahoma City offices. 

  • Bob Jack has been promoted to senior vice president overseeing Manhattan’s Tulsa office. He previously served as the Tulsa area manager and brings four decades of construction industry experience to this role. Jack has an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of DuPage.
  • Ted Mezger has been promoted to vice president of estimating for Manhattan’s Tulsa office. Previously he served as pre-construction manager. He has 37 years of construction industry experience. Mezger has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska and a micro masters of business from Boise State University.
  • Manhattan has hired David Hale as director of business development of the firm’s Tulsa office serving eastern Oklahoma. Hale has three decades of construction industry experience and a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from Oklahoma State University.
  • John Jamison has been appointed as vice president of pre-construction services for Manhattan’s Tulsa office. He previously served as vice president of the company’s Oklahoma City office. Jamison has 44 years of industry experience and holds Design Build Professional (DBIA) and Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) designations. He has a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Oklahoma State University.
  • John Snyder has been appointed executive vice president of national accounts focusing on the Native American business sector. Snyder previously served as president of Manhattan’s Oklahoma business unit. He has three decades of construction industry experience and has a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Texas A&M University.
  • Mark O’Rear has been promoted as senior vice president overseeing Manhattan’s Oklahoma City office. He previously served as project executive. He serves on the board for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma School of Construction Science board of visitors. He also serves on the Associated General Contractors Western Oklahoma education committee. O’Rear has 23 years of construction industry experience and a bachelor’s degree in construction science from the University of Oklahoma.
  • Chris Pribil has been promoted as operations manager of Manhattan’s Oklahoma City office. He brings two decades of experience to his new role. Pribil serves on the Oklahoma State University construction management department advisory board and the St. Monicas Catholic Church building board in Edmond. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Oklahoma State University and holds the Project Management Professional credential.

 

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Co. is ranked at No. 34 on Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors and No. 16 on the Top 100 Green Contractors list. Manhattan operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK; Dallas and Houston, TX; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, GA. Manhattan’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  More information is available at:  www.manhattanconstruction.com.  

Manhattan Kraft changes name to Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Naples, Florida – Manhattan Construction Group has announced that its Florida subsidiary, Manhattan Kraft Construction, Inc. will change its name to Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc. effective today, October 5, 2011.

“This name change is the final step of a process which began last year to clearly identify our Florida operations with the other operations of Manhattan Construction Group,” said Kevin P. Moore, president of Manhattan Construction Group.

“The company’s Florida leadership remains the same,” said Moore. “As they have for more than 40 years, this Florida team remains committed to delivering high quality projects and continued community involvement.”

In 2011, Manhattan’s Florida team was recognized with five Excellence In Construction Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter in recognition of quality construction projects.

To reflect the new name, the Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc. web address will be www.manhattanconstruction.com .

About Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc.:
Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc. provides general contracting, pre-construction, construction management, and design-build services throughout Florida from offices in Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Sarasota and Kissimmee.

About Manhattan Construction Group:
Manhattan Construction Group is ranked among the top17 general building firms and the top 16 green building firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. The firm’s operations include, Manhattan Construction Company, a general building firm founded in 1896 and operating in the United States, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean; Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc., a general building firm operating in Florida; Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, a bridge and heavy construction business in the Mid-South and Southwest; and Cantera Concrete Company, a concrete installation company with operations in Oklahoma. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

Manhattan Construction awarded Tulsa Preservation Award

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

TULSA – Manhattan Construction Co. has been awarded the Tulsa Preservation Award in recognition for outstanding accomplishments contributing to the preservation of the city’s extensive heritage through stewardship and advocacy for the historic renovation of the Robinson Packer Lofts project.

“The award recognizes the efforts to make historical assets productive again,” said Ed Sharrer, city planner and Tulsa Preservation Commission staff member. “It’s our way of thanking contractors for their labor of love in restoring historic structures.”

The Robinson Packer Lofts is an 85-year old historical building is located in the Brady District of Tulsa.  The project included extensive and precise demolition of the interior. The project included 12-living units, with 4 studios, 2 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom lofts. To keep true to the original layout and feel of the historic building, Manhattan worked along with the architect by integrating several original features to match the historical profile of the building.

“The honor is representative of the investment the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Sikes-Abernathie Architects and Manhattan have made in the revitalization of downtown Tulsa,” said Patrick Fogarty, project engineer for Manhattan Construction.

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Co. is recognized as a top general builder in the nation. Manhattan operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK; Dallas and Houston, TX; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; and Mexico City, Mexico. Manhattan’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  More information is available at:  www.manhattanconstruction.com.