DAYTONA Rising Creates Construction Opportunities

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Project Provides Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity For Design-Build Team


Over 7,000 tons of steel have already been installed in #DAYTONARising! That's equivalent to just over 31 times the weight of the Statue of Liberty. Image courtesy of Daytona International Speedway
Over 7,000 tons of steel have already been installed in #DAYTONARising! That’s equivalent to just over 31 times the weight of the Statue of Liberty. Image courtesy of Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDAAfter a successful beginning to the 2014 motorsports event season, Daytona International Speedway is now ramping up construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project.

DAYTONARISING_180More than 65 Volusia County-based businesses have been involved in the DAYTONA Rising project since its groundbreaking nearly one year ago, a number that is expected to grow as the project progresses.

The Speedway and its design-builder, Barton Malow, have awarded subcontracts, sub-subcontracts and purchase orders to Volusia County firms for the following areas: demolition, fencing, metal wall panels, asphalt, grading, drywall, plumbing, lumber supply, electrical, roofing, landscaping and masonry. Local firms are excited about the opportunity to be part of DAYTONA Rising:

“Barton Malow has created an outstanding team and we’re grateful to be one of the many local partners working on this massive project,” said P&S Paving Vice President Todd Phillips. P&S Paving, an asphalt paving, heavy highway contractor serving Volusia County, is providing paving and dirt services.

“Our company has a long history working with the Speedway so we’re thrilled to be part of this important project,” said A. W. Baylor Versapanel-Plastering Vice President Jim Crews. “Barton Malow and DAYTONA Rising are energizing the community by providing local companies with an opportunity to work on a large-scale project for the next several years.” A. W. Baylor Versapanel-Plastering, a commercial construction firm based in Ormond Beach, Fla., is fabricating light gauge metal stud panels, installing all of the interior wall and ceiling framing as well as installing all drywall and plastering.

We’ve worked with the Speedway for more than 20 years so we understand the high expectations for DAYTONA Rising,” said Coleman Goodemote Construction President Charles Coleman. “Barton Malow is an outstanding partner and we look forward to helping them with this important project.” Coleman Goodemote Construction, a full-service commercial construction company based in Daytona Beach, is assisting with race-ready preparation for key Speedway events.

Several members of the Barton Malow team have relocated to the greater Daytona Beach area to establish personal partnerships with the many local firms working on the project. Len Moser, a Barton Malow vice president and DAYTONA Rising’sproject executive, moved from Gwinnett County in Georgia to Ormond Beach with his wife and two children in June 2013. Moser is impressed with the passion for the project within the community.

“From day one, our local partners have demonstrated their strong commitment to DAYTONA Rising,” said Moser. “Their dedication is helping to transform the Speedway’s vision into reality. This project is an extremely rewarding experience for me personally and professionally.”

Jason McFadden, Barton Malow’s director of project management, moved from Atlanta to Ponce Inlet, Fla. with his wife in October 2012. McFadden embraces the challenges associated with this once-in-a-lifetime project and has also experienced the local enthusiasm for DAYTONA Rising.

“The overwhelming support from the Daytona Beach community continues to inspire us on a daily basis,” said McFadden. “We’re proud of the progress to date and look forward to the road ahead. We have a great team in place and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to make an impact through the DAYTONA Rising project.”