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Courthouse Creates Rhode Island Construction Jobs

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The creation of a courthouse in California is being directed by Gilbane, a project that will create Rhode Island construction jobs.

The federal courthouse is expected to create hundreds of opportunities for locals, but also many opportunities for Rhode-Island based Gilbane.

The project is expected to take two years. The courthouse will house a U.S. Magistrate Court plus Marshals Service and Probation and Pretrial Services offices.

Gilbane is presiding over the design and construction of the courthouse. It’s expected to be about 34,000 sq feet. About 250 labor positions are expected to be created, and 30% will be outsourced to Rhode Islanders.

The project is expected to cost almost $30 million and is being funded by the American Recovery and Revinestment Act.

The out-of-towners will also contribute to the local economy by sleeping in local hotels, buying food at restaurants, and entertainment.

According to its website, Gilbane Inc., based in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held family-owned companies in the construction and real estate industry. Proudly family-owned and operated since 1873, our rich history combines with our extensive knowledge of today’s ever-changing demands, allowing us to deliver the best facility solutions for our clients.

We are steadfast advocates for our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we work. Through community involvement, sustainable business practices, and unwavering integrity, we are always striving to be better and to do better. We’re honored to report that FORTUNE ranked Gilbane Inc. as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 2010 – the second year in a row!

Gilbane Inc. comprises two operating companies: Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. These two often work jointly as one company to provide integrated expertise in finance, development, planning and construction.

Rhode Island Construction Jobs Created by Airport Renovations

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

More than 100 new Rhode Island construction jobs will be created through airport renovation projects.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded $6.2 million to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation for two construction projects at the state’s general aviation airports. Work at Quonset Airport and Newport Airport will create about 150 jobs in design, construction and contract work.

Nationwide, a total of $1.1 million in stimulus money was given out for airport renovation, with $53 million of that in New England.

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Rhode Island Construction Jobs Created by ARRA

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The recently-passed federal economic stimulus plan will help create Rhode Island construction jobs.

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Rhode Island will receive $138 million in direct funding, which will support 50 transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the state. The projects are expected to create 1,500 direct jobs and 3,500 indirect jobs.

These projects will be completed in conjunction with the replacement of the Pawtucket River Bridge, which was scheduled to go to construction in 2009. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is expecting to receive authorization this week from the Federal Highway Administration for $25.9 million. That money will help fund 15 projects, which are scheduled to begin in April.

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Rhode Island Construction Jobs Should be Focus of Stimulus

Monday, February 9th, 2009

President Barack Obama’s pending stimulus should focus more on creating Rhode Island construction jobs.

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri recently sent a letter to Obama and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel requesting revisions to the current stimulus package, which would help create jobs and improve consumer confidence. The stimulus has already been passed by the House of Representatives.

According to a press release from the State of Rhode Island, Carcieri feels the stimulus is “deeply flawed” and has “enormous amounts of spending that have little to do with economic stimulus” and that it “will not produce immediate job growth,” especially for jobs in Rhode Island. Carcieri thinks the federal government should focus more on creating jobs immediately, especially construction jobs, and letting the American people keep more of their hard-earned money.

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Rhode Island Construction Jobs Created by Deepwater Wind

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Many new Rhode Island construction jobs and other permanent jobs will be created when Deepwater Wind builds an offshore wind farm near Rhode Island.

Gov. Donald Carcieri recently announced that Rhode Island expects Deepwater Wind to begin construction on the offshore wind farm in 2010. The wind farm should generate about 1.3 million megawatt-hours each year, or about 15 percent of the state’s electricity use, according to an article by the National Examiner.

As part of its agreement with the state, Deepwater also plans to establish a regional development office and build a facility in Quonset, both of which will create about 800 jobs in Rhode Island with wages of $60 million per year. The wind farm also will help the state reach its 20-percent renewable energy goal.

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