July 72015

TRANSFORMING A MALL

Transforming a mall in Grand Island is the goal of Chief Construction.  The site, formerly known as the Grand Island Mall, will soon become Northwest Commons - Grand Island with a renovated look, new tenants, and more options for Grand Island shoppers.  A key part of the renovation is creating a new street (as shown in the photo above) through the former mall to allow easier access and a better shopper experience.  General Excavating, working as a subcontractor for Chief Construction, is installing water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and associated work.  The upgraded infrastructure and utilities, designed by Olsson Associates, ...

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June 172015

Build Our Nebraska

A career in construction?  The answer by industry partners who have joined to help promote the initiative Build Our Nebraska say, "why not?". Consider the following, construction offers the next generation of workers an annual average wage of $43,400.00.  Not only are individuals in the construction industry compensated well, those wanting to join the profession have multiple entry points based upon level of education, work experience, and desired goals.  Once in the profession, a wide array of career paths are available.  Jon Bounds, a project foreman at General Excavating, shares his thoughts on the satisfaction of working in the construction industry on the AGC ...

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