College of Pharmacy Construction Project boost for Rhode Island companies, workers
Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862
KINGSTON, R.I. March 29, 2012 When the University of Rhode Island talks about the impact of its construction projects on jobs in Rhode Island, its worth paying attention.
Here is a breakdown of the latest employment numbers for the $75 million new pharmacy project on the Kingston Campus:
Subcontractor work awarded to Rhode Island firms based on dollars, 65.3 percent.
Subcontractor work awarded to non-Rhode Island firms based on dollars: 34.7 percent.
Total subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 654
Total Rhode Island resident subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 383, 58.6 percent.
Total Massachusetts subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 222, 33.9 percent.
Total Connecticut resident subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 42, 6.4 percent.
Total New Hampshire resident subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 7, 1.1 percent.
Total tradesmen: 646, 98.8 percent.
Total Tradeswomen: 8, 1.2 percent.
Here are some other key facts:
Five-story, 142,000-square-foot facility, replaces 66,000 square-foot Fogarty Hall, the College of Pharmacys current home, which opened in 1964..
Supported by a $65 million bond issue overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006, and private donations and University funds.
University is seeking LEED Silver Certification for environmental design and engineering.
Will house a $6 million current good manufacturing process facility, which was squeezed by space limitations in Fogarty Hall. It will allow URI to once again become a leader in best practices training for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as private pharmaceutical companies.