Daytona International Speedway held its second successful subcontractor outreach forum on Wednesday to provide information on construction opportunities related to its DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. The first was held on July 17, 2013. More than 230 Florida minority and women-owned businesses as well as local Volusia County construction trades attended both forums, representing cities such as Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Orlando, Sanford, Winter Springs, DeLand, Hawthorne, Pinellas Park, St. Johns, New Smyrna, Ocala, Titusville, Fort Lauderdale, Apopka, Odessa and Palm Coast.
During both forums, subcontractors were given an overview of diversity outreach and information on how they can pre-qualify for the bidding process on various aspects of the $400 million DAYTONA Rising project, which will create a modern, state-of-the-art racing experience along the Speedway’s nearly mile-long frontstretch. Barton Malow, the design builder for the project, also provided a list of upcoming remaining bid packages including: miscellaneous metals, drywall partitions and ceilings, cold-formed metal studs, acoustical ceilings, millwork and casework, floor tile, carpeting and painting and specialties.
“From day one, we have been focused on creating exciting new opportunities for our local communities and particularly minority and women-owned businesses throughout Florida,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “DAYTONA Rising represents a significant economic boost and we are grateful to have such talented and hard-working business partners from all areas of the community helping to transform our vision into a reality, which benefits everyone.”
Several Florida-based minority and women-owned businesses have already been awarded projects related to DAYTONA Rising. A sample of the businesses include: Builders Exchange (Daytona Beach), Cunningham Oil (Holly Hill) and G&C Welding (Sanford).