Ten contractors including Manson Construction Co. were recognized on August 11 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for hiring the most Long Beach residents for construction jobs at the Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project.
The companies received the Port of Long Beach’s first “Community Partner Awards” for their work at the $1.3 billion terminal project.
The port started encouraging contractors to employ Long Beach residents at the project before construction started in April 2011. While there is a requirement to have at least 30 percent of workers come from the region hiring city residents is voluntary.
The Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project is combining two older shipping terminals into one state-of-the-art container terminal. The technologically advanced terminal will increase cargo-movement capacity while decreasing air pollution emissions. The first part of the new terminal is scheduled to open in 2015 and the entire project is set to be completed in 2019.