Miller Bros. Construction activity in August for Dollar General Corporation
The first week in August saw Miller Bros. Construction Inc. (MBCI) complete paving and the installation of permanent power at a new Dollar General site in Bellefonte, Pa. The building will be turned over to the Dollar General Corporation by the first week of September with a store opening expected later in the month.
A Dollar General project in Avis, Pa. is advancing. A December deadline is called for in the contract documents. Construction progress is ahead of schedule and a turnover may occur up to four weeks earlier.
Ground breaking for another Dollar General store on a site in Mentor, Ohio occurred in early August. This retail unit is to be turned over in December.
Another ground breaking occurred in Oxford, Pa. This Dollar General location is anticipated to be fully operational by the end of the year.
On August 10, the conversion began of a 1950s-era former IGA store in Lake CIty, Pa. This renovation project will result in a new, fully-modern, operational Dollar General retail unit within 90 days.
Miller Bros. affiliate extends investment in solar power into Hawaii
MBC Development, an affiliate of Miller Bros. Construction, is now operating in 11 states with the recent acquisition of a solar power system serving Mauna Lani Terrace in Hawaii. This luxury oceanfront condominium development is located in Waimea, also known as Kamuela, on the Big Island.
The 70kw solar array is the company’s fifth investment to date in solar power generation.
Hawaii is noteworthy for its efficient solar production. A solar panel here will generate at least 50 percent more electricity than a similar panel in Pennsylvania. Since electric power is over three times more expensive in Hawaii than in Pennsylvania, solar investment in Hawaii is a terrific deal.
MBC currently owns and operates 1,380kw of solar power generation capacity, enough to supply electricity to approximately 175 homes.
Lindberg Park Perimeter Trail Project completed
Sitework crews of Miller Bros Construction completed work on the Lindberg Park Perimeter Trail Project at the end of July. Lindberg Park is a neighborhood park in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, adjacent to the City of Allentown.
The project involved the preparation of the site for the installation of an 8-foot-wide Flexi-Pave trail and a 6-foot-wide stone trail. The 4,500 feet of Flexi-Pave trail encompasses the perimeter of the park. The stone connecting trail extends 500 feet through a tree line to a nearby street.
Flexi-Pave is heavy-duty porous pavement made from recycled passenger tires. This product is the definition of environmentally friendly. Not only is Flexi-Pave made from old tires, it is exceptionally porous and it has been proven to clean water as it passes through.
The scope of work included erosion and sedimentation controls, clearing and grubbing of brush and trees, demolition, installation of new curbing and ADA-compliant ramps, site grading and excavation, installation of a crushed stone sub-base, Flexi-Pave installation, and final grading and seeding.
MBCI staffed the project with two crews working at opposite ends of the 20 acre park. The crews persevered through June and July as many rain events hindered their progress. They completed the