Skanska Hosting Subcontractor Bidding Event for Methodist Hospitals Northlake Project - September 21, 2015

GARY, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2015) – Methodist Hospitals will be renovating both its Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as part of its master site facilities modernization plan. Facility improvements are continuing at both the Methodist Northlake and Southlake campuses to enhance patient’s experience, care and comfort.

Skanska and Methodist Hospitals will host a meeting on Sept. 28 to provide subcontractors a chance to learn about bid packages that are available for this upcoming renovation project at the Methodist Northlake Campus.

Ray Grady, Methodist Hospitals President and CEO said, “We look forward to this opportunity to meet and partner with our local minority subcontractors in Gary and surrounding areas to assure inclusion in this important project. We encourage minority contractors to participate with us at this meeting, and we are excited as we start this phase of our investment in our Northlake Hospital Campus. This project is one of the essential improvements we will be making to our campuses and an important economic development opportunity for Gary and the surrounding communities we serve.”

The meeting, titled “Connect 4,” is designed to provide subcontractors with the resources they need to successfully bid on projects by connecting them with community partners, Methodist Hospitals, other contractors and Skanska. The meeting, hosted in partnership with Skanska and Methodist Hospitals, will include bid package breakout sessions and offer partnership opportunities for both prime and minority business enterprise contractors for the Methodist Northlake project. The event is open to all subcontractors.

The project includes a multi-phased renovation of the Northlake Campus’ existing emergency department, the creation of a six bed surgical and a 12 bed Medical (ICU). Construction is expected to start next month with an anticipated completion date of November 2016.

The event will take place on Monday, September 28, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Seyl Auditorium in the Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus Administration Building just north of the main hospital building at 600 Grant St. Parking is located directly east across the street next to McDonald’s.

For further information, please contact:
Alisha Wix, Skanska USA, (615) 656-6947, alisha.wix@skanska.com
Lauren Ward, MP&F Public Relations, (615) 259-4000, lward@mpf.com

About Skanska
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 34 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2014, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $21 billion in 2014. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.

About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services