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Manhattan Construction Company wins three ABC Greater Houston “Excellence in Construction” awards

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston with three “Excellence in Construction” awards, including the ICE Award, the program’s highest honor. The awards program recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry. The awards were presented during the organization’s virtual event Thursday, October 22, in Houston, Texas. 

Manhattan Construction Company received “Excellence In Construction” honors, including:

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ICE Award: United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) – Hangar X in Houston, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded Greater than $40 Million” category.

The United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a program consisting of multiple projects working together to improve and consolidate United Airlines maintenance services in the Houston area. Built by Manhattan Construction and designed by FSB, the project includes a 2.5-wide plane body hangar, an engine build-up area, roughly 13 acres of new hardstand and taxi lane paving, and the renovation of existing Hangar E and the United Stores Facility. The project also incorporates a new Shops Facility addition to the existing Hangar E Engine Build-Up facility.

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Merit Award: Bob Watson Education Center at Turner Park in Houston, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded” category.

The project was built by Manhattan Construction, designed by English + Associates Architects, Inc., and engineered by Garza + McLain Structural Engineers, Inc., Duplantis Design Group, and E&C Engineers & Consultants Inc. The Bob Watson Education Center at Turner Park is a new 5,600-square-foot classroom building located at the Houston Astros Youth Academy. It allows the Academy to expand opportunities such as after school tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, college admissions mentoring, field maintenance, groundskeeping, sports journalism and broadcasting, life skills training, and leadership development to youth in Houston.

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Merit Award: Sam Houston State University – Art Complex and Associated Infrastructure in Huntsville, Texas, in the “Institutional Publicly Funded $5 – $30 million” category.

Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Kirksey Architecture and engineered by Cardno Haynes Whaley Associates, this project is a new four-story, 72,000-square-foot building on the Sam Houston campus with photo studios, galleries, darkrooms, office space, lounges, drawing and painting classrooms, as well as printmaking laboratories.

TEAMWORK magazine dedicated to all who were part of building Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers

Friday, July 24th, 2020

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What an experience it has been for everyone at Manhattan Construction Company to build the new awe-inspiring home of the Texas Rangers – Globe Life Field!

With Texas Rangers holding the soft Opening of their new ballpark without fans today, we are thrilled to share the online version of TEAMWORK magazine. The stories in this publication provide a window into the behind-the-scenes feats of collaboration that show how important our partners were in building this tremendous structure. The magazine was originally scheduled to be published on Opening Day in March 2020, which was canceled due to COVID-19 public gathering concerns.

Manhattan is honored to be the construction manager for this new 1.8 million-square-foot retractable roof MLB ballpark, but we didn’t build it alone. Building is a team sport, and we wish to recognize our trade partners and the more than 10,000 workers who put in more than 6-million work hours to build this extraordinary ballpark. It has been our privilege to work with some of the most skilled and dedicated craftspeople in the industry.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Ray Davis and Neil Leibman, and the entire Texas Rangers organization, and to Mayor Jeff Williams, and the City of Arlington, for the opportunity to serve fans and the Arlington community. As a fifth-generation Rooney family-owned company, our Manhattan team was delighted to build The Rangers’ original ballpark in Arlington and serve this community again 24 years later to build Globe Life Field.

Our experience with The Rangers team has been nothing short of exemplary. The Rangers’ Rob Matwick, John Blake, Chuck Morgan, Mike Healy, and Jack Hill have been supportive team members, and we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without their constant engagement for the past three years.

Thank you to the design professionals for their collaboration during construction. HKS, Inc., Walter P Moore, ME Engineers, WJHW, SWA, MMA, VAI, and all of the consultants played a significant role in the successful completion of Globe Life Field.

We sincerely appreciate ACARI Management Group, Inc., for their dedication and support with community outreach, which helped the project achieve its MWBE participation goal.

At Manhattan, we care deeply about the long-term success of our clients, our communities, the structures we build, and the people who build them. We dedicate this TEAMWORK publication in honor of all who were part of bringing this prestigious ballpark to life.

We are thrilled that the team gets to play in the new ballpark and look forward to seeing fans enjoy it someday soon too. Go Rangers!

With gratitude,

Larry Rooney, President
Manhattan Construction Group

John Reyhan, President
Manhattan Construction Company

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City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations earns APWA Project of the Year Award

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Houston – The American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Chapter has recognized the City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations (DWO) Facility project with its “2020 Top Projects and Leaders” award in the Structures, $5-million to $25-million category. The award promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects. The Ardmore project was managed by the City of Houston, designed by Huitt-Zollars, and built by Manhattan Construction Company.

The Ardmore facility provides the City of Houston a centralized center for administration and maintenance operations to provide drinking water to 2.5-million people. The two-story, 61,140-square-foot facility is set on a 4.25-acre site and includes office space, training rooms, material storage, and multiple workshop bays to house the city’s Drinking Water Operations. Construction completed in May 2019.

This project continues Manhattan Construction Company’s history of serving the City of Houston since 1942.

Alan Dunnam promoted to Operations Manager of Manhattan’s Houston Region

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Alan DunnamHouston – Leading national construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company has promoted Alan Dunnam to operations manager in Houston. In this role, Dunnam oversees construction quality, subcontractor management and safety program adherence to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients.

With a 31-year career in construction, Dunnam led his first project at age 25. As a superintendent, he has constructed projects across ten different states. His broad building experience includes aviation, industrial/manufacturing, sports, healthcare, higher education, K-12, parking garage, and office tower projects.  Dunnam joined Manhattan as a senior superintendent in 2015.

“Alan is a consummate construction mentor, a collaborator, and holds a high bar for safety and quality work. We are honored to have him as part of our leadership team in Houston,” said Jason Fuller, Manhattan Construction Company vice president.

Dunnam attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Layle McKelvey joins Manhattan’s Houston office as Director of Community Relations and Inclusion

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Houston – Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked construction firm, has appointed Layle McKelvey as director of community relations and inclusion in Houston. McKelvey will foster key relationships within city, county, and state government, lead Manhattan’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and drive engagement with local partners to enrich Manhattan’s overall benefit to our clients and community. While based in Houston, McKelvey will be engaged in serving all of Manhattan’s market areas nationally.

“Layle’s strong ties to the Houston community and commitment to supplier diversity is a great asset to Manhattan and our trade partners across all of our markets,” said Jason Fuller, Manhattan Construction Company vice president, and Houston regional manager.

McKelvey has managed sourcing and supplier diversity at airport facilities in Houston, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, and Washington, D.C. With her previous firm, she worked closely on diversity programming with Manhattan Construction project teams on the Houston IAH New Terminal C North and United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) projects. 

McKelvey graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and Communications.  She is a sought-after thought leader, speaker, and presenter on supplier diversity, business development, and supply chain logistics.  

Layle has worked tirelessly with many organizations serving on boards and other positions of leadership. She serves as a faculty consultant for the Houston-Galveston Women’s Business Center and has received numerous awards, including Top 50 Women by Houston Woman Magazine, Top 25 Professionals in Supplier Diversity, and Advocate of the Year by many minority and women organizations.  She is one of 50 women to serve as  “conversationalists” by the University of Houston’s Friends of Women’s Studies for their coveted 2020 Table Talk Luncheon in March 2020.

Manhattan Construction Company Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From Associated Builders and Contractors

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

DALLAS—Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company today announced work on the Toyota Stadium Renovation and National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas has earned a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, which will be presented during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

“We are honored to receive recognition for our work on the National Soccer Hall of Fame In Frisco, Texas,” said Greg McClure, Manhattan Construction Co., senior vice president. “This project continues our strong history of delivering iconic sports venues across the United States.”

Toyota Stadium

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The $41.6-million Toyota Stadium Renovation and National Soccer Hall of Fame was a multi-faceted project for Frisco Stadium LLS, a collaborative partnership between FC Dallas and the City of Frisco. Manhattan Construction Co. built a 61,400-square-foot, three-level conditioned structure into the south end zone of Toyota Stadium. The construction work safely took place during two full seasons of play, including more than 60 events in the stadium.

Construction included new field access tunnels, locker rooms, a press conference room, team store, viewing deck, the Heineken Red Star Club, 3,200 lower-level seats, 250 upper-level seats, National Soccer Hall of Fame Experience, and the 19,350-square-foot National Soccer Hall of Fame Club, which opened in Toyota Stadium’s south end in 2018 making it the first major league sports hall of fame to be built within a stadium. The project was designed by Dallas-based HKS, Inc.Toyota Stadium - Interior Image

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“The craftmanship of Manhattan Construction Company and their hardworking employees continues to raise the bar when it comes to how we define excellence in construction,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “It’s an honor to recognize these award winners for their respective commitments to building safely, on time and on budget, as well as contribute to the communities in which they work.”

The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

This year’s panel included representatives from Building Owners and Managers Association International, Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is the presenting sponsor of the Excellence in Construction® Awards.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.

Rob Cullison joins Manhattan’s Houston Region as Director of Business Development

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Rob Cullison Photo in LandscapeHouston – Leading national construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company has appointed Rob Cullison as director of business development in Houston. Cullison will be responsible for overseeing new business acquisition and strategic account management for Manhattan’s Houston office, which opened in 1942.

“Rob’s 21 years of construction industry experience and personal relationships in our local core markets, combined with his integrity and strong values make him a perfect fit as a leader on Manhattan’s Houston team.” said Jason Fuller, Manhattan Construction Company’s Houston-area vice president.

Cullison, a native Houstonian, is invested in civic responsibility has served on various community boards and organizations, and is a Lifetime Member and active volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Cullison is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) through his affiliation with the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and was honored by the Society in 2014 with their annual Marketing Excellence award. Cullison graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science.

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.