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McCarthy Wins $41 Million in Fort Worth City Contracts

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—McCarthy Building Companies Inc. won two projects with the city of Fort Worth: The Hemphill Street Connector project and the Village Creek Peak Flow Storage project. 

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Nebraska Firm Wins $1.8 Million Fort Hood Airport Contract
Texas Business reports: OMAHA, Nebraska— G4S Technology, a security and communications firm,  recently won a $1.8M contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.  Full Story »
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Texas Comptroller's Office Study Shows Expensive School Construction Costs

Texas Business reports: An analysis of new school construction costs released by the Texas Comptroller’s office today shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. And though there were different factors for the variances, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is making policy recommendations to help school districts and taxpayers monitor construction efficiency and compare costs.


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Gatesville’s Etcon Wins $25.4 Million Contract Change

Texas Business reports: A Gatesville firm won a $25.4 million boost to a defense contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $800 Million Houston Plant

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to ONEOK Hydrocarbon. 

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EPA gives final approval to OxyChem Texas plant

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) in Ingleside, TX. OxyChem’s permit allows the company to build an ethylene cracker.    

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Could Micro-Apartments Help Ease Austin’s Housing Crunch?

Micro-apartments, roughly the size of a two-car garage, have been making waves as a new housing option in some East and West Coast cities, but will the trend make its way to Austin? As more young people move to Austin, some city leaders say the tiny apartments could become an affordable option for a city where the cost of housing keeps rising. 

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EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Permit to $325 Million Houston-Area Facility

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just west of Houston.

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S&P Wins $21.8 Million San Marcos Schools Contract

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District awarded a $21.8 million contract to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) for major renovations and upgrades to six of its facilities. Work will include renovations for energy efficiency, handicap accessibility, interior and exterior upgrades, and site improvements as well as construction of additional new space. 

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State To Do $700 Million Rebuild of Corpus Christi Bridge

Texas Business reports: CORPUS CHRISTI--Reconstruction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi took another step forward recently with the Texas Transportation Commission’s approval to seek a design-build contractor.  

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McCarthy Wins $1.8 Million Renovation Project for Children’s Medical Center Dallas

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 35 years, was recently awarded a $1.8 million project by Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. 

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TxDOT, San Antonio Transportation Leaders Unveil Plan for More Than $800 Million to Fund Major Road Projects

Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—Noting San Antonio drivers waste more than 40 million hours annually sitting in traffic on some regional roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit, city of San Antonio and Bexar County leaders today unveiled a plan to allocate more than $800 million to fund expansions of I-10, US 281 and Loop 1604. 


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Solar Plant Planned for West Texas

It’s not always sunny in West Texas, but when it is, it can be scorching.

An Arizona-based company is looking to tap those intense rays in the windy, oil-rich region as it plans a new solar power plant expected to rank among the biggest in Texas.

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Thin Is In: New Texas Highways Cut into Big Costs

Not everything is bigger these days in Texas, where state highway engineers have developed thinner paving mixes that work better than old-style asphalt coatings, last longer and save the state millions of dollars.


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TDI Begins Construction on $40 Million Project in Farmingdale, New York

Texas Business reports: IRVING—TDI Real Estate Holdings LLC, began a $40 million construction project that will create 154 apartments, almost 20,000 square feet of retail space and secure parking directly across the street from the MTA/Long Island Railroad's Farmingdale Station. 

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Satterfield & Pontikes Wins $85 Million in HISD Projects

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) won two new projects from the Houston Independent School District’s 2012 bond program. 

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Baylor Regents Approve Construction of $99 Million Business School Campus

Texas Business reports: WACO—The Baylor University board of regents approved construction of the $99 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation that will house the university’s Hankamer School of Business. 

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Alaska Firm Wins $15.1 Million Killeen Construction Contract

Texas Business reports:  An Alaskan firm won a $15.1 million construction contract at Fort Hood, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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U.S. Transportation Gives $531 Million Loan for North Tarrant Expressway

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $531 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for Interstate Highway 35W in Tarrant County, Texas, that will relieve one of state’s most congested corridors and improve safety by upgrading the expressway and adding two new lanes in each direction. 

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Rollcon Wins $2.6 Million Liberty County Paving Contract | hou_txbz,
Rollcon Wins $2.6 Million Liberty County Paving Contract

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Rollcon LLC won a $2.6 million contract to provide roller-compacted concrete paving for the new Bella Vista residential development in Liberty County. 

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Dallas partnership begins construction on $12.8 million Midland development | mid_txbz, odes_txbz, dal_ftw_txbz,
Dallas partnership begins construction on $12.8 million Midland development

Texas Business reports:  MIDLAND—A Dallas partnership began construction on a $12.8 million urban lofts development in downtown Midland. 

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Minnesota Firm Wins $17.1 Million San Antonio Dorm Contract

Texas Business reports:  A Minnesota firm won a $17.1 million contract to build a dorm in San Antonio, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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$5.5  Million Upgrade Planned for UTA Softball, Baseball Complexes | dal_ftw_txbz,
$5.5 Million Upgrade Planned for UTA Softball, Baseball Complexes

Texas Business reports: UT Arlington softball and baseball players will have clubhouses, training facilities and press boxes worthy of a world-class, collegiate program by January 2015 as a result of a $5.5 million softball/baseball complex expansion and renovation plan. 

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$310 Million Engineering Education and Research Center Funding Approved

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—The University of Texas at Austin cleared a major hurdle in its effort to build the new Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), with the UT System Board of Regents approving a $310 million funding plan for the building. 

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Construction Begins on Austin’s $90 Million Forest Park Medical Center
 Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Construction began on the $90 million Forest Park Medical Center.  Full Story »
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Construction begins on $1.7 Million Learning Commons | wac_txbz, abil_txbz,
Construction begins on $1.7 Million Learning Commons

Texas Business reports:  STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Dick Smith Library officials are busy transforming the first floor of the library into a technology-rich, interactive Learning Commons. 

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U.S. Concrete Adds to Its Texas Redi-Mix Operations

Texas Business reports:  EULESS, Texas—U.S. Concrete Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Redi-Mix, LLC, completed the acquisition of certain assets of the ready-mixed operations of Bodin Concrete LP, headquartered in Rowlett, Texas.


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Where Astros Played, Conventioneers Could Gather

HOUSTON — Ryan Bokros was 8 years old when he attended his first baseball game at the Houston Astrodome. It was 1985. The dome was bursting with people, the famous scoreboard bright with lights and the space bigger than anything he had ever seen. 

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$536 Million Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas Topped Out

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—The Balfour Beatty | McCarthy joint venture, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Health Facilities Planning Agency (HFPA) and Medical Command (MEDCOM) recently celebrated the official topping out for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Replacement at Fort Hood, Texas. 

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Cousins Properties Begins Construction on Austin Office Tower

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Cousins Properties Incorporated began construction on Colorado Tower, a 371,000-square-foot, Class-A office development in downtown Austin.


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HID Global Begins Construction of North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, began construction of its operations center in Austin, Texas. 

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Baylor Regents Approve $13.6 Million On-Campus Track and Field Stadium | wac_txbz, track, field, Baylor,
Baylor Regents Approve $13.6 Million On-Campus Track and Field Stadium

Texas Business reports: WACO—At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University board of regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building. 

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$650 million Power Plant to be built in the Harlingen Industrial Park

Texas Business reports:  HARLINGEN, Texas—Construction is expected to begin early next year on the new La Paloma Power Plant, to be located in the Harlingen Industrial Park in Harlingen, Texas located along the US-Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico, in deep South Texas. 


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S&P Wins $7 Million Barbours Cut Repaving Contract

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—The Port of Houston Authority selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) for a 10-acre repaving project in Terminal 5 at the Barbours Cut Terminal in La Porte. 

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Texas Man Makes His Living in Construction, Without Heavy Lifting | aust_txbz, Ian Flody, Plate Guy, John Gold III,
Texas Man Makes His Living in Construction, Without Heavy Lifting

AUSTIN — Cross-breed a family business in Houston with an Austinite’s ethos, and here’s what you get: a bunch of steel plates stacked in a field between Ben White Boulevard and Interstate 35. 

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$35.8 Million Border Patroll Station Opens in Kingsville | sanant_txbz, Kingsville, Border Patrol,corp_chr_txbz,
$35.8 Million Border Patroll Station Opens in Kingsville

Texas Business reportsSatterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) recently completed construction of a new Border Patrol Station for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kingsville, Texas. 

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Dell Medical School Construction Plans Unveiled | aust_txbz,campus, Bill Powers, Campus, Dell Medical School, UT Regents, ut system,
Dell Medical School Construction Plans Unveiled

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas System board of regents recently considered a $334 million plan to build a medical school at The University of Texas at Austin. 

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FEMA Awards $2.3M for Victoria Community Safe Room

 Texas Business reports:  VICTORIA, Texas—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $2.3 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Victoria in Victoria County, Texas.  


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Growth in Texas Manufacturing Activity Stalls

Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity was flat in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. 

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Alamo Drafthouse To Build Lubbock Area Location With Franchise Partner Triple Tap Ventures  Full Story »
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TCU Approves $45 Million Renovation Design to Coliseum | dal_ftw_txbz, construction, TCU,
TCU Approves $45 Million Renovation Design to Coliseum

Texas Business reports: FORT WORTH--The TCU Board of Trustees approved the design plans of a $45 million renovation to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with the project receiving a lead commitment of $10 million from Ed and Rae Schollmaier. 

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S&P Wins $93 Million Contract to Build Two Lewisville Schools | dal_ftw_txbz, Satterfield, Pontikes, Lewisville, school, Marcus High School, Flower Mound High,
S&P Wins $93 Million Contract to Build Two Lewisville Schools

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—Satterfield & Pontikes Construction won a $93 million contract to construct two new campuses for the Lewisville Independent School District. 

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital | elp_txbz, Fort Bliss, Clark McCarthy,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital

Texas Business reports:  EL PASO—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District awarded a $648 million contract January 29 to Clark McCarthy Healthcare Partners II for the construction of the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital. 

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Moody Foundation Gives $20 million to Build Rice University Center for the Arts

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—The Moody Foundation awarded $20 million to Rice University for a new Center for the Arts on campus. 

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Construction to Begin on $13.6 Million Tarleton Building Rehab | wac_txbz, abil_txbz, Tarleton State,
Construction to Begin on $13.6 Million Tarleton Building Rehab

Texas Business reports: STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Construction at the O.A. Grant Humanities Building is scheduled to begin this April, subject to approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

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Schlitterbahn Begins Construction in Corpus Christi

Texas Business reports:  CORPUS CHRISTI—Corpus Christi residents turned out in force to celebrate the groundbreaking of Schlitterbahn's newest Waterpark and Resort. 

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S&P Begins $7  Million TAMU Student Center Expansion | colsta_bry_txbz, Satterfield, pontikes, dal_ftw_txbz,
S&P Begins $7 Million TAMU Student Center Expansion

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—The Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University in Commerce will receive a needed expansion of facilities as Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) adds 29,000 square feet to accommodate the growing student population. 

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Baylor Plans To Build $100 Million Business School Building | Baylor University, business school, Terry Maness,
Baylor Plans To Build $100 Million Business School Building

Texas Business reports:  WACO—Baylor University plans to build a $100 million business school in addition to its existing business school. 

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S&P Wins $26.7 Million Denton County Jail Expansion Project

Texas Business reports:  DENTON—Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) has been selected as the general contractor for the first phase of expansion and renovation of the Denton County Jail. 

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Tennessee Firm To Build $8.6 Million San Antonio Military Maintenance Facility

Texas Business reports:  A Tennessee firm won an $8 million contract to build a San Antonio equipment maintenance facility for the military, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.


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George W. Bush Presidential Center Sets Dedication Plans | dal_ftw_txbz, George W. Bush,
George W. Bush Presidential Center Sets Dedication Plans

 Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—The George W. Bush Presidential Center publicly announced the date for its invitation-only dedication ceremony on Thursday, April 25, and its public opening on May 1, 2013. 

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San Antonio’s FedCon Wins $75 Million Military Construction Contract

Texas Business reports:  A San Antonio firm won a $75 million construction contract at a Texas air force base, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.  

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Willbros Wins Two Texas Transmission Construction Projects in Texas

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON— Willbros Group Inc.  announced that two units of its Utility T&D segment have been awarded transmission construction projects in Texas. 

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Construction partner selected for Kyle Field Redevelopment Project

Texas Business reports:  COLLEGE STATION—Manhattan-Vaughn Construction has been selected as the construction partner for the redevelopment of Kyle Field at Texas A&M University. 

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S&P Wins $2.1 Million Contract To Build Hospitality Center For Patients and Families   | Methodist Hospital, Satterfield, Pontikes, Nora Home, hou_txbz,
S&P Wins $2.1 Million Contract To Build Hospitality Center For Patients and Families

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—The Nora’s Gift Foundation selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) to build the new Nora’s Home hospitality facility near the Texas Medical Center in Houston. 

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S&P Wins $9.2 Million Abilene Sam’s Club Contract   | abil_txbz, Sam's Club, S&P,
S&P Wins $9.2 Million Abilene Sam’s Club Contract

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—Walmart awarded a $9.2 million contract to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. to build a new Sam’s Club in Abilene, Texas.

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A&M System saves millions in construction costs with sealed bidding process

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION—The Texas A&M University System adopted a competitive sealed bid requirement on all major construction projects throughout the A&M System. 

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Fort Hood housing to break ground on Candlewood Suites hotel

Texas Business reports:  FORT HOOD—A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Candlewood Suites hotel on Fort Hood will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue adjacent to Bldg. 194, Phantom Warrior Center. 

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Hampco and G-Tech to Build $6 Million Facility on Grand Parkway

Texas Business reports: KATY--Hampco and G-Tech plan to build and expand facilities along West Grand Parkway north. 

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State Selects Developer for $1 Billion Beltway Expansion in Houston

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—The Texas Transportation Commission approved the Texas Department of Transportation’s selection of a developer for the expansion of SH 99, or Grand Parkway. Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders will design, develop and construct the next phase of the 184-mile outer beltway traversing the seven-county Houston metropolitan area laying the groundwork for Texans to have yet another option for traveling around the city. 


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Standard Equipment Selects Satterfield & Pontikes for $13 Million Project

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Standard Equipment Company (SEC) Energy Products & Services awarded a $13 million contract to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. to build four new buildings at SEC’s corporate headquarters complex in northwest Houston. 

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San Antonio's JAMCO Wins $7.6 Military Renovation Contract

 Texas Business reports:  A San Antonio firm won a $7.6 million order for construction at a military base, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. 

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Texas A&M Equine Initiative Breaks Ground On $80 Million Equine Complex   | colsta_bry_txbz, equine complex, TAMU,
Texas A&M Equine Initiative Breaks Ground On $80 Million Equine Complex

Texas Business reports:  With a turn of the shovel, Phase 1 construction began on the new Texas A&M Equine Complex. At a total cost of $80 million when completed, the new complex provides a home for equine science education, research and outreach. 

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S&P Wins $15.5 Million South Dallas Walmart Supercenter Project

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—The Dallas Business Unit of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. (S&P) began construction of a new Walmart Supercenter south of downtown Dallas on Ledbetter Drive at R.L. Thornton Freeway. The 185,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be complete in late summer, 2013. 

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S&P and AMG To Build $38.5 Million In New Construction at Fort Hood   | aust_txbz, sanant_txbz, Satterfield, Pontikes, AMG, kil_tem_fth_txbz,
S&P and AMG To Build $38.5 Million In New Construction at Fort Hood

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a design-build contract to the joint venture of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. (S&P) in Austin and AMG Contractors LLC in San Antonio for the construction of Operations Readiness Training Complex facilities at Fort Hood, Texas. 

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