Wednesday, February 3, 2010

OMHS construction to bring 700-1,200 local jobs

The construction firm for the new Owensboro Medical Health System facility will contract between 700 and 1,200 local workers for the construction project.  
Turner Construction won the bid to build the new hospital and met with local employers Tuesday.
The Nashville-based company said it will only bring about 20 management workers to Owensboro.  The rest of the jobs will be hired locally.
"It just makes sense from a cost perspective," Merrill Bowers with Turner Construction said. "If the labor is here why don't we use the labor here?"
"There's probably more trades involved in a health care project than in any other type of project in the respect that if we were comparing it to an office building or a retail center," Bowers said.  "We really have the entire gambit of the industry that will be required."

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