Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction has hired Glenn Moreland as preconstruction manager.
Moreland will be responsible for bidding on and negotiating jobs. He has worked in the construction industry for 29 years in preconstruction services, operations management, project direction and business development.
Relatedly, Elizabeth Goodwin has been promoted from marketing coordinator to business development manager.
Goodwin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a master‘s degree in civil engineering with a concentration in construction management.
Rachael Lezon has been promoted from front desk administration to marketing coordinator. Lezon recently graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Master of Business Administration degree.
Louisiana-Pacific executives have put in place plans to begin selling a number of their products in the six Middle Eastern countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The Nashville-based company is particularly focused on marketing its concrete form beams.
Franklin-based developer Boyle Investment Co. is targeting an office building and a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel structure for its mixed-used Berry Farms development, The Tennessean reports.
The 250,000-square-foot Class A office building (pictured here), to be called The Offices at Town Center, will be the 600-acre development’s first structure of its type. Construction could start this fall, according to the morning daily.
A fall groundbreaking also could be on tap for the 123-room Hampton, to be developed by Chartwell Hospitality. That entity recently finished it Hilton Garden Inn in SoBro.
The numbers at Caterpillar Financial Services took a turn for the worse in the second quarter. The lending arm of construction equipment giant Caterpillar still posted a profit of $104 million in the three months ended June 30, but that was down 30 percent from a year earlier. Revenues slipped 6 percent to $683 million but new business fell 20 percent as most of the company's big customer groups cut back on spending.
The team looking to develop a Virgin Hotel in Midtown is planning to begin on-site grading by the end of October.
Dean Chase, chairman and CEO of D.F. Chase (which will serve as the general contractor for the development), said the plan is to begin the work within 60 to 120 days.
Read more here about the project, which is expected to feature 240 rooms and suites along with 15 penthouse residential units. The hotel's amenities are slated to include a centerpiece bar, live entertainment venue and an outside veranda, among other things.
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