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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
900 Arion Parkway, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78216
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.
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:
900 Arion Parkway, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78216
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.
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.
Mexico City, August 13, 2013, The first phase of the new Nissan Mexicana plant is almost ready and is expected to start operations by the end of 2013. Nissan announced the new facility in January 2012 and construction began the following June with an expected completion date of February 2014. The carmaker announced in May of this year that construction was ahead of schedule and confirmed recently that the facility will be complete before the end of this year, which is a record for Nissan.
Construction consisted of 200 cubic meters of concrete, 12,000 tons of rods, 16 miles of steel pipelines, 232 miles of cable and wiring, and 7,000 tons of structural steel.
Click here to read the article by Industria-Manufactura. (For the English version of the article, click translate on the pop-up toolbar)