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Austin Breaks Ground on O'Hare ConRAC

Austin Commercial has broken ground on the new consolidated rental car facility (ConRAC) at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The project will include a 4.5 million-square-foot rental car facility, parking facility and automated transit system (ATS) extension.

The new facility will bring all rental car companies under one roof while enhancing ground transportation at the airport.

In October 2013, the CDA awarded a Construction Manager At-Risk (CMR) contract for the project to Austin Power Partners, a joint venture made up of Austin Commercial, Power Construction and minority partner Ujamaa Construction. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Austin ranks 35th in ENR Top 400 Contractors

Austin Industries has been ranked as the 35th largest construction contractor in the United States in Engineering NewsRecord (ENR) magazine’s annual Top 400 list. The recent ranking is based on the company’s total revenue in 2014 of $1.85 billion, and is an improvement over last year’s ranking of #41.

Austin is also listed in the following categories: #20 in the Top 20 Transportation contractors, #21 in the Top 50 Domestic Heavy contractors, #40 in the Top 50 Building/Manufacturing contractors and #83 in the Top 100 list of New Contracts awarded.

The Top 400 contractors generated a total of $332 billion in contracting revenue in 2014. ENR’s Top 400 list began in 1964 at which time Austin was listed as #114.

Austin to Improve Traffic on Dallas North Tollway

Austin Bridge & Road has won a $56.3 million project for the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) in Plano, Texas. The job involves widening bridges and ramps to improve the traffic flow on and off the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) at the Dallas North Tollway. This rapidly-growing area is expected to see more traffic with new developments and new residents in the next several years, furthering the project’s importance.

The 35-month project will go before the NTTA board on April 15 with an estimated notice to proceed with the work in late May.