Las Vegas Paving awarded $34 million NDOT contract

Las Vegas Paving Corp., a civil construction company, was recently awarded a nearly $34 million contract with the Nevada Department of Transportation for a widening project along Interstate 15 in North Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Paving will work to widen a 5-mile stretch of road on I-15, from Craig Road to Speedway Boulevard, from four lanes to six in each direction. The company will also install new lighting, signs and landscaping, which will include weathered steel art sculptures.

The job also will involve drainage improvements, widening and seismic upgrades to four overpass structures at Range Road and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

“The project will improve safety and mobility through the northern Interstate 15 corridor, greatly reducing travel times and congestion,” Transportation Department Director Rudy Malfabon said. “It will also enhance traffic flows entering and exiting the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is especially crucial during NASCAR events and the Electric Daisy Carnival.”

Work on the project is to begin in August and finish in early 2018.

The region now sees 41,600 vehicles daily, which is expected to grow by 71 percent by 2033.

The 18-month project is expected to bring up to 100 construction workers to the site at the peak of its activity.

Information technology company opens Las Vegas office

Michigan-based information technology company KLA Laboratories Inc. recently opened offices at 6380 S. Valley View Blvd.

“KLA works closely and collaboratively with a wide range of companies in the automotive, carrier, education, entertainment, government, industrial, health care and manufacturing industries,” KLA Laboratories President and CEO Matt O’ Bryan said.

The 87-year-old, family-owned company has several communications systems offerings, including distributed antenna systems, network cabling installations, network integration services, network staging services, video systems and wireless local area networks.

In a statement, KLA said it will focus on the casino, convention and hospitality sectors through its regional office. The company’s clients include Ford Motor Co., Verizon Wireless, and Cisco.

Local CPA firm could gain global

resources, support

Las Vegas-based CPA firm Johnson Advisors could soon have more global resources to serve its clientele.

U.K.-based IAPA International, a global association of independent accountancy and business advisory companies, signed a letter of intent last month to join forces with U.S.-based Allinial Global, a similar association to which Johnson Advisors belongs.

The new partnership between the associations would create the third-largest entity of that type in the world, consisting of 300 member firms across 79 countries and have an annual fee revenue of more than $2.6 billion.

“The combination of two premier, far-reaching associations will lead to even greater opportunities for serving our clients, especially when it comes to meeting their international needs,” Johnson Advisors Managing Partner Gary Johnson said.

The proposed merger is subject to the execution of a definitive agreement with board and membership approval. The action is expected to go through by the end of 2016, if approved.

Las Vegas HEALS taking nominations for awards

Las Vegas HEALS, a nonprofit organization aiming to improve access and delivery of health care in Southern Nevada, is accepting nominations of physician and nonphysician health care leaders for its annual Inspired Excellence in Health Care Awards.

“The caliber and diversity of leaders we recognize exemplify the excellent quality of care that is provided each and every day here in Southern Nevada,” said Ann Lynch, president of Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy, Leadership of Southern Nevada).

Las Vegas HEALS will rate nominees based on personal accomplishments; how nominee exemplify being a mentor, innovator and role model in the community; and community and professional leadership qualities.

Nominators should visit by July 15 and follow the on-screen instructions. The nomination process closes at 5 p.m.

Winners will be honored at the award gala on Oct. 27 at the Four Seasons. The awards are inspired by the work of Dr. Royce W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon, circa 1905.

Last year’s winners included Drs. Joseph Adashek of Desert Perinatal Associates, Rufu Ezhuthachan of UnitedHealthcare and Mitchell Forman of Touro University. Other winners for last year include Drs. Oscar B. Goodman of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and Roseman University of Health Sciences, David Steinberg of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Dylan Wint of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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