Some News in a Slow Market

While the bid market has boiled down to almost entirely public work in June there are some interesting results and awards in the past week or so.

One of the tightest bids of the year opened last Thursday at West Liberty University. Nello Construction from Canonsburg was low on the Campbell Hall Science Building project by three-tenths of a percent, edging Landau by $63,000 on a $19,287,000 bid. Massaro Corp. finished roughly one percent behind in third.

Contracts were let for mechanical and electrical trades on the $71 million Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High project in Cranberry Twp. The HVAC and plumbing were awarded to Renick Brothers from Slippery Rock. Lighthouse was selected for the electrical work and Interstate Fire Protection for the sprinklers. The official groundbreaking was held earlier this week and Mascaro Construction is readying the remaining bid packages.

General Electric selected E. E. Austin & Co from Erie as the construction mgr. for its $70 million new plant and locomotive engine facility upgrade in Grove City.

A corporate project of similar size in Akron, OH is attracting a lot of attention from contractors.  Diebold Corp. is planning an $80 million new headquarters and is soliciting construction mgt. proposals ahead of the design. The project has drawn responses from a dozen or more contractors from all over the country. Two local contractors, PJ Dick and Mascaro are among the group vying for the project.

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