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.

Topics:

  • 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

Location:
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

Contact:
Yates Construction
Laura Adamson
Estimating Coordinator
900 Arion Parkway, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 497-3973
ladamson@wgyates.com

 

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Yates Construction’s Atlanta Office Earns ‘Green’ Certification by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

November 19, 2013, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) named Yates Construction’s Atlanta, Georgia office a Certified Green Contractor. The ABC Green Contractor Certification program is designed to document the merit shop construction community’s efforts to develop a sustainable workplace environment, both on and off the jobsite, as well as recognize ABC member firms that are green industry leaders.

The process to achieve Green Contractor Certification required fulfilling a series of environmentally-beneficial operational and construction activities, which included 12 prerequisites and 12 of 36 elective items. To achieve the certification, Yates Construction demonstrated their compliance with each prerequisite, which included establishing a recycling program, sustainable purchasing efforts, implementing water and power conservation strategies, and using non-toxic biodegradable cleaning practices. Yates Construction also fulfilled 13 of the elective items including implementing an electronics recycling program, video conference and electronic archiving capabilities, utilizing sustainable equipment and fixtures, and requiring sustainable rules to be posted and enforced on each project site. The certification required compliance with four education and training benchmarks, such as instructing employees on sustainability issues and requiring at least 25 percent of our managers to receive green building awareness education. Yates Construction exceeded this requirement by confirming 25% of their managers received an average of 12 hours of sustainability training, which exceeds the required training by four hours.

This is the third Yates Construction office this year to receive the ABC Green Contractor certification, and we are proud to be a company that embraces sustainable practices in our day to day business operations.

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TPCO America selects Yates Construction for Phase Two Pipe Rolling and Finishing Mill in San Patricio County, Texas

San Antonio, TX, March 21, 2014, After multiple rounds of communication and negotiation with several construction companies, 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.

Tianjin Pipe Corporation, the Chinese parent company of TPCO America, is that nation’s largest producer of seamless steel pipe, a product that is in huge demand in the oil and gas industry, as well as in pipe products used in construction all around the world. The TPCO America facility will supply the considerable needs of the domestic oil and gas industry, while helping U.S. efforts to become energy independent and keep prices in check for energy consumers. This project is expected to create thousands of jobs for American workers both during construction and when manufacturing operations come online afterwards. It is anticipated that the new facility will eventually employ a workforce of 600‐800 people.

TPCO America recently issued a Notice to Proceed to Yates for construction of its Phase Two Pipe Rolling and Finishing Mill. Both TPCO and Yates encourage local subcontractors, material and service suppliers who may be interested in working on the construction of this major facility to contact Yates directly for more detailed information and opportunities. Subcontractor and Supplier Fairs are currently being planned to begin in mid‐April 2014 throughout the Coastal Bend.

Subcontractor and Supplier Fairs Contact:
Yates Construction
Laura Adamson
Estimating Coordinator
900 Arion Parkway, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 497‐3973
ladamson@wgyates.com

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Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution receives USGBC’s LEED® Silver Certification

Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution receives USGBC’s LEED® Silver Certification. Scoring 33 out of a possible 69 points, this project was certified under LEED® Version 2.2. Sustainable Achievements on this project include: 92% of construction debris diverted from landfills, 32% reduced energy use, 29% reduced potable water use, and 28% use of regional materials.

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Yates Opens New Office in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Aguascalientes, September 8, 2013, Yates Construction officially celebrated the opening of its Mexico office by hosting an open house. Yates Construction leaders were present as they performed a ribbon cutting ceremony and invited guests to tour the new office.

Yates Construction is currently constructing a U. S. Embassy in Monterrey and an automotive facility for Nissan in Aguascalientes. Yates Construction decided to establish a regional office to provide better service support for its clients and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the region. The new office will be providing services for general construction, design-build, construction management, program management, and EPCM.

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