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Guam construction firm awarded $77M in projects

October 25, 2013

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam construction company says it has been awarded projects worth $77 million for road improvements, Navy housing renovations and a dump closure.

Black Construction plans to handle the construction at Ordot Dump and the housing renovations at Naval Base Guam, Pacific Daily News reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1cgsyhv ).

The dump and roads projects are worth $40.9 million, while the Navy project will cost $23.8 million. The firm also has a $12.7 million deal to make improvements to a duty-free retail area at the Guam airport.

Black Construction is owned by California-based construction giant Tutor Perini Corp.

Black Construction Vice President Mark Mamczarz said the new projects will help keep the company busy at it finishes other work and allow the company maintain its current workforce.

Tutor Perini is one of several companies hired for a $4 billion project to help relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. Most of the projects are on hold for funding by Congress and details of the planned shift from the Defense Department.

The Guam plan was initially projected to finish by 2014, but the plan has been scaled down and delayed.

Mamczarz said the work will still happen.

“It’s just a question of how big” and when, he said.

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Information from: Pacific Daily News: http://www.guampdn.com

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