On Thursday, December 6, 2018, The Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia and the Vicinity held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Training and Learning Center, the Samuel Staten, Jr. Building, at 1333 North Broad Street. The new building is named for Samuel Staten, Jr., the Business Manager of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 332.
On November 20, 2018, Kristin Smith and Angelique Hunter of Smith Flooring, Inc. sat with Matt Cabrey, Executive Director of the Select Greater Philadelphia Council to record an interview about doing business in the Philadelphia Region. The interview highlighted stories about doing construction in the Philadelphia Region and Philadelphia’s!
Kristin and Angelique discussed Smith Flooring’s history, their entrepreneurial spirit, and Smith Flooring’s involvement in Philadelphia-area buildings such as the Divine Lorraine Hotel, the Met Philly, and the King of Prussia Mall.
On November 29, 2018, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, an attraction from the American Bible Society. Located in the Wells Fargo Building at 5th and Market Streets, the Center will be a new 40,000 square foot attraction for tourists and locals visiting Independence Mall.
LF Driscoll is the General Contractor for the $60 million project and the Center is scheduled to open in 2020.
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