Yates Construction Set to Complete Demolition and Begin Constructing the New Grand Biloxi Casino

Biloxi, MS, February 14, 2014 – Yates Construction is demolishing an abandoned construction site to make way for the new Grand Casino Biloxi entertainment venue. Demolition began in January and is scheduled for completion by this summer. Not only will 500 concrete columns be re-purposed to help expand a nearby fishing reef, but tons of concrete and steel from the demolition will be re-used. Click on the link below to read about Yates Construction’s approach to the demolition phase of this project.

Click here to read the article by WLOX.

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TPCO Formally Announces Yates Construction as the Contractor to Build Phase Two of Plant Construction

April 16,2014, Corpus Christi, TX – In a recent news conference, TPCO America formally announced Yates Construction as the contractor to build their new 1.3 million SF manufacturing facility in Gregory, Texas. During this news conference, TPCO released details of the manufacturing plant and provided information about the opportunities this project brings to the local community.

“We’re going to be looking at about, at peak, 1,000 people on this project. It’s going to run a couple of years, so it’s going to be a lot of jobs,” says Tom Vaughn of Yates Construction.

Click here to view additional footage of the news conference from KIII-TV.

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Yates and their Mentor Protégé Partner have been Selected to Participate in $140 Million 8(a) MATOC

San Antonio, TX, Yates Construction and our mentor protégé partner have been awarded an 8(a) Design-Build, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Southwestern Division (SWD) for construction services with an estimated workload value of $140 million total.

Competitively procured with over 50 total proposals received, the mentor protégé joint venture is one of only five 8(a) firms selected to compete for task orders under this contract with a twelve-month base period plus four twelve-month option periods. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, new construction, renovation, repairs, preventive maintenance, environmental abatement, and erosion control, earthwork, and operations construction activities throughout the SWD, which includes four USACE District offices in Little Rock (AR), Tulsa (OK), and Galveston and Fort Worth (TX) that provide diverse engineering and construction services to its customers in all or part of seven states. The SWD’s area of responsibility covers some 2.3 million acres of public land and water, with an annual program totaling nearly $2.6 billion.

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Yates Construction Breaks Ground on the United Cooperative Services Hood County Office

Granbury, TX, December 18, 2013 – Yates Construction has been selected by the United Cooperative Services to renovate and expand the Hood County Office. Located at 320 Fall Creek Highway in Granbury, Texas, the property is approximately 4.2 acres and houses offices and the storage facility for the United Cooperative Services in Hood County. In addition to a 9,865 square foot expansion, the scope of this project includes selective demolition of the existing structure and complete upgrading of finishes and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing of the 9,608 square foot existing facility. The new facility will be certified as LEED Silver and will be completed in several phases to allow the continued operation of the facility during construction. “We have truly enjoyed working as part of this team and are excited about breaking ground on the United Hood County Office project. The on-going partnership of Yates, Perkins + Will Architects, and United has been very effective in managing the pre-construction process and will ensure that the project is driven to a successful end.” said Randy Powell, Senior Vice President, Texas Division.

United Cooperative Services is a not-for-profit, electric distribution cooperative, currently serving more than 55,000 members and over 75,000 meters. Maintaining more than 10,500 miles of energized line, United serves all or parts of Johnson, Erath, Hood, Bosque, Somervell, Palo Pinto, Coryell, Eastland, Comanche, Stephens, Young, Hamilton, Tarrant and Ellis counties in Texas.

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Yates Construction Tops out the Golden Nugget Casino, Resort, & Hotel

Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2013 – Yates Construction recently celebrated the Topping Out of Landry’s Golden Nugget Casino, Resort, & Hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The 1.4
million SF project includes a casino with approximately 1,600 slot machines and 60 table games, a hotel with 700 guest rooms and suites, a variety of food and beverage outlets, an 18-hole golf course, a tennis club, swimming pools, a spa, and 3,000 parking spaces. The Golden Nugget is schedule to complete in July 2014.

Click Here to read the article by Houston Business Journal to find out more details on the Golden Nugget Casino, Resort, & Hotel topping out celebration.

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Yates Construction Celebrates Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel’s Grand Opening

Eagle Pass, TX – Recently, Yates Construction celebrated the official grand opening of the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel Expansion. As part of the Phase I – Capital Improvement Program, this project included the construction of a new 250-room hotel and the expansion/renovation of the existing Lucky Eagle Casino. Combined, these facilities include restaurants, retail, meeting rooms, fitness center, center bar, stage, 1,000 additional land-based parking spaces, and water and sewer infrastructure upgrades. The casino expansion is approximately 99,000 SF and includes 2,500 gaming machines, a new poker room, main cages, fine dining, players club, and VIP lounge.

Over 200 local dignitaries, civic and business leaders, and casino patrons joined in celebrating the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and festivities. Luis Galnares, Project Manager, provided guests with the construction details, thanked all the persons involved in the construction of the hotel, and presented two watercolor paintings to the Kickapoo Tribe depicting the Old Casino Façade and the New Casino Hotel. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests were provided tours of the new Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel and treated to refreshments.

Click Here to read the article by Eagle Pass Business Journal to find out more details on the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel Grand Opening Celebration.

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Careers: Junior and Senior Estimators

Yates Construction is seeking junior estimators with at least 3 years of construction experience and senior estimators with at least 10 years of construction experience. Junior and Senior Estimators will work on negotiated, hard bid, and RFP projects and will work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors.

Contact: Please email your resumes directly to Karen Bandy at kbandy@wgyates.com.

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Yates Construction and Our Joint Venture Partner are Slated to Complete the Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in May 2014

Yates Construction and our joint venture partner are slated to complete Pinnacle Entertainment’s Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in May 2014. This 361,242 SF racino project consists of three stories that include a service level, a casino level with virtual lottery terminals, a mezzanine and grandstands. There will be 1,400 parking spaces under the facility and a mezzanine level to support the operations of the facility. Operational space includes offices, IT closets, and a surveillance room. A horse track, barns, and utility buildings will also be constructed.

The recently renamed entertainment center will preserve and honor the rich history of the original River Downs Racetrack. Original cupolas from the track will be incorporated into the property’s new design on the infield tote board and Winner’s Circle and terra cotta horse head sculptures from the original grandstand will be on display on the property’s lower level. Plans also call for the River Downs Club featuring racing memorabilia and original jockey silks from historic stakes races.

Click Here to read the article by The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch to find out more details on Pinnacle Entertainment’s Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center.

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Yates Construction to host a TPCO Phase Two Pipe Rolling and Finishing Mill Subcontractor/Supplier Fair

TPCO America selected Yates Construction for its Phase Two Pipe Rolling and Finishing Mill located on more than 300 acres east of Gregory, Texas, across U.S. 181 from Port Corpus Christi’s La Quinta Trade Gateway site in San Patricio County. Ultimately, this $1.1 billion steel processing plant will encompass 1.6 million square feet and represents the largest single investment by China in a United States manufacturing facility, as well as a brand new industry in South Texas. In the first 10 years alone, the economic impact to the Coastal Bend is estimated at $3 billion.

Event Overview:
In preparation for the solicitation of bids for TPCO’s Phase Two Pipe Rolling and Finishing Mill, Yates Construction is hosting a Subcontractor and Supplier Fair. Please join representatives from TPCO and Yates Construction for an informational meeting discussing subcontracting opportunities on this significant TPCO project.


  • Project Highlight
  • Safety Guidelines and Procedures
  • Bid Packages and Dates
  • Pre-Qualification Process
  • Subcontracting Goals
  • Insurance and Bonding Requirement
  • Project Documents Access

Categories of Work:

  • Discipline      0 – Sitework and Demolition
  • Discipline      1 – Piling
  • Discipline      2 – Concrete
  • Discipline      3 – Steel
  • Discipline      4 – Architectural
  • Discipline      5 – Process Equipment
  • Discipline      6 – Piping
  • Discipline      7 – Instrumentation
  • Discipline      8 – Electrical
  • Discipline      9 – Indirects

Ortiz International Center
402 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Who Should Attend?
Local Texas-Based Firms
Minority/Women/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Yates Construction
Laura Adamson
Estimating Coordinator
900 Arion Parkway, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 497-3973


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