20MW Solar Plant to Create 200 Arizona Construction Jobs

December 9, 2010 – Construction has begun on a 144 acre solar power plant in Pinal County, Arizona. Iberdrola has hired SunPower to design and build the Copper Crossing facility. The project is expected to employ close to 200 local workers, like Casa Grande general contractors and Florence general contractors.

For more details on the undertaking, see BrighterEnergy.org.

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Construction of California Rail Has the Go-Ahead

December 8, 2010 – California is now on track to build the first 65-mile section of its high-speed rail that will connect the Bay Area with Los Angeles. Capitalizing on the $4.3 billion of available funds, construction will start in the central valley with the building of new stations, bridges, and viaducts. Employing the likes of Bakersfield general contractors and Fresno general contractors, the project is expected to kick off in 2017.

When completed, the entire rail system will be 800 miles in length.

For more detail, see SmartPlanet.com.

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Large Ethanol Plant to be Constructed in Vero Beach, FL

October 23, 2010 – The construction of a waste-to-ethanol facility in Vero Beach, Florida is on the fast track, with the project kicking-off before the end of the year. The project is being headed by New Planet Energy and INEOS. The construction should employ many local builders, like Fort Pierce roofing contractors and Palm Bay general contractors.

The waste-to-ethanol facility will generate six megawatts of power from food and agricultural waste.

For a more detailed story, see BrighterEnergy.org.

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Detroit Area Sees Home Permits on the Rise

October 12, 2010 – The Michigan counties of St. Clair, Wayne, Macomb and Oakland combined for a total of over 1,600 new home permits issued over the last year. This quantity is the highest since 2008, which is welcome news to local builders like Detroit roofing contractors and Detroit general contractors.

The data, released by the Building Industry Association of Southeast Michigan, is encouraging news for the struggling construction industry.

For a complete story, see Crains Detroit.

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Gilbert, AZ May See $10M Solar Installation

October 7, 2010 – An APS incentive is making it possible for the Neely Wastewater Reclamation Plant in Gilbert, Arizona to propose the installation of $10 million worth of solar panels. The 5,000 megawatt facility would likely employ many local builders, like Gilbert general contractors and Tempe general contractors.

The proposed project would need to be on a fast track to receive the APS funding, aiming for a spring completion.

For a full story, see AZcentral.com.

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San Diego Marriott Doing $182M Remodel

September 30, 2010 – As construction has been slow to recover in the San Diego area, the $182 million remodel of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina is welcome news to local tradesmen. This project to enhance the 1,305-room hotel will employ many local builders like San Diego general contractors and Mission Beach roofing contractors.

The construction includes a pedestrian promenade and an outdoor amphitheater.

For more information, see the story at The Log.

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Florida Launches Website for Government Projects

September 23, 2010 – The Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) unveiled a new website this week that is intended to help contractors pursue state and federally funded construction projects. The website (ReconstructFL.com) is a one-stop-shop for builders like Miami general contractors and Orlando roofing contractors who are looking to land lucrative public works projects.

The site also contains helpful information about government-backed training programs.

For more details, see the story in the Sunshine News.

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