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Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Gabriel Kwiatkowski for Kapolei II Elementary Project

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Gabriel Kwiatkowski for Kapolei II Elementary Project

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Gabriel Kwiatkowski as a project engineer for Kapolei II Elementary, projected to complete in April 2015. The new elementary school is expected to serve 750 students from pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade in the Kapolei community.

In his new role, Kwiatkowski will oversee the administrative and technical aspects of the Kapolei II Elementary project, which is being designed and built to LEED for Schools 2009 standards. He will lead the quality management program and manage job site personnel, safety measures, administration systems, budget, schedule development and maintenance. 

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Pearl City location extends its new Saturday hours until August 23 HONOLULU — www.altres.com — Hawaii’s thriving construction industry and demand for experienced industrial workers has prompted ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii's largest and most-trusted staffing agency, to extend its new Saturday hours until August 23. ALTRES Staffing in Pearl City at 850-B Kamehameha Hwy. #162 will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in addition to its regular business hours. All four other ALTRES Staffing offices to resume regular business hours. “There is a surplus of jobs in the construction industry and our clients are in need of qualified industrial helpers at all levels. Because of the success of our Pearl City location’s Saturday hours, we’ve decided to extend through August 23,” said Shani Silva, industrial staffing division manager of ALTRES Staffing. “Now is the ideal time to either pick up a side job for extra income, or land that dream job you’ve always wanted.

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary  With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. summer interns led volunteers, friends and families building and installing a stage and stadium benches at Pearl City Elementary this month.  The group spent over 700 hours on the project, enabling Pearl City Elementary students to attend outdoor classes in the amphitheater.

“We are proud of our outstanding interns who lead projects such as this every year.  One of Kiewit’s core values is stewardship as we strive to create a better Hawaii for future generations,” said Sharon Ann Thom, senior vice president of Kiewit Building Group.  “Our program provides students, our future builders, with mentorship and hands on experience in the construction industry.  It is amazing what our young people are able to accomplish today.”

Young Presidents’ Organization Hawaii Awards $5,000 To Business Plan Competition Winners

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Hawaii announced $5,000 in awards to three Hawaii higher education institutions that participated in a business plan competition, namely University of Hawaii (UH), Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and Chaminade University (CU).  Winners were University of Hawaii, taking first place, followed by Chaminade and HPU taking second and third places respectively. 

Teams from each institution presented their business ideas to a panel of YPO Hawaii members moderated by Janet Liang, former President of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and Event Chair.  The format was inspired by the popular reality show “Shark Tank” on ABC network where entrepreneurs pitch ideas to potential investors. "It is important to encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurs in Hawaii," said Liang.”  Beyond a monetary award, each student team received valuable advice and had access to potential investors".

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

American Savings Bank Donates $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

American Savings Bank Donates $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

HONOLULU — American Savings Bank (ASB), has committed $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM), Shidler College of Business. As part of a five-year commitment, this gift will support entrepreneurial education and help UHM monetize research efforts. In recognition of this gift, one of the co-working spaces will be named in ASB’s honor. 

Honolulu's Group 70 Wins Bid on Major Tahiti Resort

Honolulu's Group 70 Wins Bid on Major Tahiti Resort

Group 70 International Wins Bid on Major Tahiti Resort Project Aimed at Revitalizing the French Polynesian Economy $3 billion project includes five hotels, aquatic park, casino, convention center, theaters and retail shops HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – French Polynesia President Gaston Flosse announced Saturday, July 19, 2014 that Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) was selected as the architect, interior designer and civil engineer on record for the 130-acre Tahiti Mahana Beach Resort and Spa project intended to reignite tourism in Tahiti and stimulate its economy. The project is being led by the French Polynesian government who approved G70’s initial design plans and a jury selected the kama‘aina design firm over a firm from France and China to develop the innovative project on Tahiti’s west side.