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October 15, 2013


HART to hold Industry Day event tomorrow


Members of the local construction industry will have an opportunity to learn more about the Honolulu rail transit project at HART's Industry Day event tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu Street.


The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), in partnership with The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, will hold the day-long workshop to bring together more than 100 contractors and potential local subcontractors.


To ensure broad participation, Hawai'i contractors, construction-related organizations, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) companies, small businesses, and trade unions have been invited to tomorrow's event. More than 150 people representing the local construction industry are expected to attend.


HART Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will open the event at 9:30 a.m., followed by presentations by contractors Kiewit; Skanska/PCL/Hawaiian Dredging, a Joint Venture; Nordic PCL; and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.


"This is about connecting with local companies to create local job opportunities with our project," Grabauskas said.


Scheduled exhibitors at tomorrow's event include: Ansaldo Honolulu, a Joint Venture; Building Industry Association of Hawaii; The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; City & County of Honolulu DBE Office; General Contractors Association of Hawaii; Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council; Hawaii Construction Alliance; Hawaii Department of Transportation; Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.; Kiewit; Nordic PCL; and Skanska/PCL/Hawaiian Dredging, a Joint Venture.




Media Contacts:

Scott Ishikawa, HART - (808) 768-6172 (w), (808) 227-2350 (c)

Lori Abe, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii - (808) 282-4398