Hawaiian Dredging to build Kroc Center
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. has received a contract to build the $130 million Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Kapolei.
The center will include a 21,000-square-foot Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Resource Center, a state-of-the-art, 150-student preschool, a 500-seat Jack & Marie Lord Worship and Performing Arts Center and 500-seat banqueting and conference facility, a 12,000-square-foot fully equipped fitness center, the Clarence T.C. Ching gymnasium, an aquatic center featuring a sports competition pool and major recreation pool, a 48-bed dormitory for traveling teams and overnight conferences, and a 3-acre grassed park for outdoor sports activities.
Construction of the Kroc Center will begin at the end of this month and is expected to be completed in late 2011.
BBB NAMES 2010 TORCH AWARD FINALISTS
Hawai'i's Better Business Bureau has announced the finalists for its 2010 BBB Torch Awards program recognizing businesses and charities that "demonstrate and maintain solid commitment to high standards for trust and accountability."
The finalists in the small business category are Business Consulting Resources, Fun Hogs Sportfishing, Loomis–ISC and The Audio Visual Company.
Finalists in the medium business category are Island Naturals Market, Lex Brodie's Tire Company, Mastercare and Retina Institute of Hawaii.
Finalists in the large business category are Aloha Air Cargo, Kahala Nui, Kaiser Permanente and Servco Pacific.
Finalists in the public charity category are Hospice Hawai'i, Kauai Food Bank and Lanakila Pacific.
Winners will be announced April 28 at a luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa.
HYATT REGENCY EARNS ENERGY STAR HONOR
For the second year in a row, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star award for its efforts to achieve energy efficiency.
Improvements the hotel made resulted in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions equal to the electricity use from 91.5 households for a year, Hyatt said in a news release.
Over the past two years, the hotel installed about 6,000 LED bulbs and fixtures. During that period, the hotel reduced electricity usage by 1.4 million kilowatts, water usage by 4.6 million gallons and waste by 1,342 tons.