MCAS Yuma getting two more F-35 hangars
San Diego-based Harper Construction Co. has been awarded Navy contracts worth nearly $70 million to build two aircraft maintenance hangars at Yuma Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, the Defense Department announced last week.
The contract calls for the design and construction of two-story F-35 Joint Strike Fighter compliant hangars.
According to Yuma Sun archives, Harper Construction has worked on other projects at both MCAS and Yuma Proving Ground, including the new air traffic control tower at MCAS.
The Snap Fitness gym, which had been located in the Las Palmillas shopping center at 1200 S. Castle Dome Ave., is moving this weekend. Come Monday at 9 a.m., it will be open for business in its new location at 2780 S. Pacific Ave., Suite B (where Hollywood Video previously was located). The gym will have the same phone number of 782-3939.
With the move, the gym will have double the space with room for more equipment and services.
Yuma Valley Jazzercise, which has been holding classes at Oasis Church, will soon be in its own home, announced owner Jenae Bailey. She is in the process of opening Yuma Valley Jazzercise Fitness Center at 281 W. 24th St., Suite 146, in Century Plaza. The 2,200-square-foot center will open April 2 and offer more than 15 classes per week at various hours.
Call Bailey at 919-2820 for more information and to sign up for a class.
Two new businesses are coming to Las Palmillas Shopping Center in the 1200 block of South Castle Dome Ave., according to the weekly building report provided by Alan Kirchner, city of Yuma deputy building official. He said plans have been received to tenant improvement projects for Fret Works and Planet Fitness.
Fret Works, a music store that also provides lessons, will be going into a 4,200-square-foot space in Suite A.
Planet Fitness will take up the nearly 20,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Circuit City. According to the Planet Fitness website, the Yuma gym is one of several that have either recently opened or will open soon.
In other building activity, Kirchner reported:
• A permit has been issued for a shade and solar project for Total Pediatric Dentistry, the practice of Dr. Brian Cullen, at 2359 S. 22nd Drive.
• A new rooftop solar project is planned for True Leaf Farms produce cooler on Avenue 2-1/2E.
• Plans are under review for the addition of a nearly 10,000-square-foot freezer for Datepac East at 2575 E. 24th St. Pilkington Commercial is the general contractor for the project, part of a major expansion for the date packing facility. Target completion is for late summer to be ready for the annual date harvest season.
• Pilkington Commercial also is the general contractor for the construction of a new science classroom building at Cibola High School on the northwest part of the campus. Leo Pilkington said the 12,821-square-foot building will have eight classrooms, faculty lounge and restrooms. The $1.8 million project is one of the last projects to be funded from the Yuma Union High School bond issue approved in 2005. It is expected to be ready for fall classes.
Gutierrez-Canales Engineering P.C. of Yuma is to be honored at the 2012 Success Awards ceremony to be held Thursday at the Arizona State Capitol Complex. The awards are given out each year by the Arizona Small Business Development Network to recognize the state's small business success stories.
Gutierrez-Canales Engineering was named the Success Winner for the Yuma area by the Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center.
Firm members include Marisol Canales and Stacy Gutierrez, who had worked for Nicklaus Engineering and bought out the company name several years ago. They recently also purchased the office building at 1851 W. 24th St.
Randy Nelson, executive director of the AWC SBDC, said the firm was selected for the honor through its growth in the procurement of government jobs.
Bio Family Clinic, a group of medical clinics with multiple locations in Yuma and the Foothills, has opened its newest clinic to provide allergy, neurology and pain management services. The clinic is located at 11611 S. Foothills Blvd., Suite G, and is accepting new patients. BFC serves all adult, geriatric and pediatric patients.
The new clinic's neurologists are board certified and fellowship trained in adult neurology, nerve conduction studies and EMG. They can help patients manage headaches, seizures and other neurological conditions. The intervention pain specialist is board certified and trained in procedures for chronic pain management. The allergy specialist is board certified and fellowship trained.
The clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For an appointment, call 342-6500 or 919-2365.
Herbs N More owners Bob and Toni Holland are just back from a Nature's Sunshine convention in Hawaii with some great news. The Hollands were presented with the company's Top Retailer of the U.S. Award for 2012. This gives them another award to put beside the Manager of the Year Award they received in 2005. They've been in business since 1998.
Herbs N More, 11274 S. Fortuna Road, Suite K, in the Pioneer Shopping Center, sells herbs and vitamins from various companies, but focuses on Nature's Sunshine products. The business also sells health foods, including gluten-free foods. The store can be reached at 342-1123.
Toni Holland earned a naturopathic doctorate degree from Trinity College, is a certified nutritional counselor and iridologist and received training in Chinese herbs, aromatherapy and emotional healing. Bob Holland, previously an accounting supervisor at TWA, takes care of the store's books. Staff members Aleshia Olson and Don Nelson are in the process of earning their naturopathic degrees through Trinity.
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