Posts Tagged ‘Stadium Construction’

Brent Dostal named president of Cantera Concrete Company

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Brent Dostal has been promoted as president of Tulsa-based Cantera Concrete Company, a leading turn-key concrete subcontractor serving clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Texas. Cantera is a member of Manhattan Construction Group, which is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the southern United States.

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal.

During Dostal’s 29-year career in the industry, he acquired extensive project management experience in general building, pulp and paper, and petrochemical facility construction. He served in project management for at Brown and Root from 1990 to 1997 and at Cantera’s general building affiliate Manhattan Construction Company from 1997 to 2001. Dostal has served as vice president of Cantera since its founding in 2001.

“Brent has been the day to day leader for Cantera for several years, and we are excited to recognize his accomplishments helping to transform Cantera into one of the top specialty concrete firms in the Southern United States,” said Larry Rooney, president of Manhattan Construction Group. “This promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing where he and his team at Cantera can take the company in the years to come.”

Dostal has extensive industry and civic involvement. He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Construction Management Advisory Board in Stillwater (1997-present) for which he also served as president (2007-2009), vice president (2005 – 2007) and finance committee. He serves on the Board of Construction at Oklahoma State University IT in Okmulgee.

He served on Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma’s Board (2007 to 2010) and most recently served on the Workforce Development Committee. He serves on the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Education and Workforce Development committees and the American Society of Concrete Contractors Management Information Exchange (MIX).

Dostal has served as chairman of the Liberty Area Fire Protection Association in Liberty Oklahoma. He served on the Liberty Youth Sports Association as a coach for youth softball, baseball, and football. He is member of the Mannford 4H and FFA boosters club where he serves on the board of directors. He coaches Mannford youth in softball and basketball. He serves on the board The Mid America Dorper Breeders where he previously served as past president, president, and vice president.

He earned a bachelor of science in construction management from Oklahoma State University in 1990. He is American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified.

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company provides turn-key concrete subcontracting services in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and North Texas. Cantera is the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCO)’s 2018 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” and American Subcontractor Association (ASA) – Oklahoma Chapter’s 2017 and 2018 “ Subcontractor of the Year.” Cantera’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Cantera is a nine-time American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety Award winner, an Associated Builders, and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), and a thirteen-time ABC STEP Safety Award Winner achieving Platinum status four times.

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Cantera Concrete Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safe Zone, LLC.

U.S. Department of Labor and Manhattan Construction Company Sign Partnership To Enhance Safety and Health at Globe Life Field

Friday, August 24th, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor and Manhattan Construction Company Sign Partnership To Enhance Safety and Health at Globe Life Field
Caption: Eric Harbin, OSHA Acting Regional Administrator, and Josh Flesher,
OSHA Assistant Regional Director, and Manhattan Construction Company’s
Globe Life Field project team on OSHA partnership signing day, July 26, 2018.

ARLINGTON, TX – On Thursday, July 26, Manhattan Construction Company, along with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), signed a partnership to help protect approximately 1,000 workers during construction of Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The 1.7 million-square-foot project will be the new home of the Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball organization.

The unique partnership will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards in the construction industry, as well as promote open lines of communication between contractors and subcontractors to improve safety and health management systems and to provide for a comprehensive mentorship and training program that would benefit all contractors working on the job site. Through its Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations, and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies, and performance measures to improve worker safety and health.

“Putting proactive safety measures in place is crucial for highly-successful safety programs and achieving zero incidents,” said Manhattan Construction Company Vice President of Operations Jim Cuddihee. “Our partnership with OSHA will help us achieve that goal by providing advanced evaluation and hazard prevention reviews to ensure the health and well-being of every worker on our site.”

Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company is construction manager for the Globe Life Field project, which is a ground-up construction of a new baseball park, multi-purpose entertainment, and sports facility for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the City of Arlington. The new 40,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium is planned to be completed by the March 2020 opening day.

Globe Life Field is the fifth project in which Manhattan Construction Company has participated in a partnership with OSHA.


First structural steel column installed at Globe Life Field

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – The first structural steel column was installed at the new Globe Life Field project Friday, June 15. The occasion marks the start of vertical construction on the future new home of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Officials from the Texas Rangers and Manhattan Construction Company joined with several Texas Rangers players at the event. In all, approximately 35,000 tons of steel (16,000 in the seating bowl; 19,000 for the roof) will be used in the construction of Globe Life Field.

The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017, with construction beginning the following week. The new 1.7 million square foot ballpark, located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington, will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months. Seating capacity is approximately 40,000 for Globe Life Field, which will open in March 2020. HKS is the design architect for the project, and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.