Skanska Completing $245 Million of School Construction Projects

Skanska Completing $245 Million of School Construction Projects

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Skanska USA Building Inc. announced today it has more than $245 million in K-12 construction projects coming to completion during the next few months. The K-12 segment accounts for approximately 30 percent of the company's Michigan business.

“School districts are continuing to upgrade their facilities, despite the economy here in Michigan,” said Kirk Frownfelter, Skanska Executive Vice President and Area General Manager. “Skanska is uniquely positioned to help school districts from the beginning of the planning process, through the bond or millage campaign to the completion of the construction process. Our clients have access to a wide range of expertise that ensures a quality product and successful project.”

To further assist school districts, Skanska recently promoted Kristin Pfauth to Manager of Bond Services. She will be assisting districts statewide with the planning and implementation of bond and millage campaigns as they seek to upgrade their facilities. The list below contains projects coming to completion in September through November of this year as well as significant phases of multi-phase projects already under way:
    Project                         Location      Description

    Branch Intermediate
     School District                Coldwater     Renovations to Career Center
    Brandon Schools Fletcher
     Intermediate                   Ortonville    Renovations
    Brandon Schools
     Belle Anne                     Ortonville    Renovations
    Brandon Schools
     Middle School                  Ortonville    Renovations
    Brandon Schools Bus
     Maintenance Facility           Ortonville    Renovations
    Brandywine Public Schools       Niles         Bus loop and re-roofing
                                                   of Administration Building
    Coldwater Community Schools
     – Legg Middle School           Coldwater     Kitchen Remodeling and
                                                   2 Science Labs

    Pennfield High School           Battle Creek   New 147,000 sq. ft High
                                                   School, 1,900 seat gym, and
                                                   701 seat auditorium
    Paw Paw Middle School
     and High School                Paw Paw        Additions and Renovations
                                                    to both schools

    Van Hoosen Middle School        Rochester      Additions and Renovations
    Oakland Intermediate
     School District Phase 1
    Oakland Intermediate
     School District
     Northeast Campus – Clarkston   Clarkston      Additions and Renovations
                                                    to Technical Campus
    Oakland Intermediate
     School District Northwest
     Campus – Pontiac               Pontiac        Additions and Renovations
                                                    to Technical Campus
    Oakland Intermediate School
     District Southeast Campus
     – Royal Oak                    Royal Oak      Additions and Renovations
                                                    to Technical Campus
    Oakland Intermediate School
     District Southwest Campus
     – Wixom/Walled Lake            Wixom/         Additions and Renovations
                                    Walled Lake     to Technical Campus
    Reuther Middle School           Rochester      Additions and Renovations
    Royal Oak Middle School         Royal Oak      Additions and Renovations
    Royal Oak High School           Royal Oak      Additions and Renovations
    Springport Middle School        Springport     74,000 sq. ft addition
    Warren Woods Middle School      Warren         Phase 2 Renovations to
                                                    gymnasium, cafeteria,
                                                    boiler room, media center,
                                                    and counseling offices and
                                                    main corridor.
    Westview Elementary             Warren         Construction of new
                                                   100,000 sq. ft elementary
    Royal Oak High School
     Football Stadium               Royal Oak      Installation of new
                                                    synthetic turf field,
                                                    bleachers and track
During the May, 2007 school elections, three of the five school districts Skanska assisted passed their bond issues, totaling $90 million in new construction. Skanska is currently assisting two school districts with bonds during the November, 2007 ballot.

Skanska USA Building Inc. is a leading national and local provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting and design- build services to a broad range of U.S. industries including life sciences, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment. Skanska USA Building also provides pharmaceutical validation services to clients. The company, part of the Skanska AB global group of companies, is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has approximately 3,800 employees.

Skanska is one of the world's leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. The Group currently has 56,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the U.S. and Latin America. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Skanska's sales in 2006 totaled $17 billion.

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