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NewsBeat The annual Honblue Pacific Building Trade Expo showcases approximately 300 vendors. The 14th annual Honblue Pacific Building Trade Expo, one of Hawaii’s leading building industry trade shows, is accepting reservations for 2013 exhibit space with “early bird” prices for those who sign up by June 30. The 14th annual expo PBTE ‘Early Birds’ Get Special Rates on Exhibit Space will be held Nov. 13 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Interested exhibitors can contact Barbie Rosario at Booths are available at 2012 rates until July 1. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. The all-day event, sponsored by the Honolulu chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), features products and services from nearly 300 vendors as well as offering seminars on topics ranging from building technology and design to sustainability. With free admission for AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry professionals, the expo provides an opportunity for companies to reach more than 1,300 architects, contractors, engineers, developers, interior designers, specifiers, building managers, and military and government officials. For more information, visit Johnson Named 2012 Guam Executive of the Year Jerrold C. “Jere” Johnson, president of Hawaiian Rock Products, has been named 2012 Guam Business Magazine’s Executive of the Year, beating seven other nominees for the award. Hawaiian Rock Products is the largest supplier of primarily ready mixed concrete, hot mixed asphalt and concrete masonry blocks on Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Palau. The company has about 400 workers at its four locations in the region. It also has a fleet of more than 200 construction vehicles and occupies more than 300 acres in Mangilao, as well as batch plants in Agat and at Andersen Air Force Base. Johnson was honored on Jan. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The annual award recognizes executives who have made outstanding contributions to the local business community and raised the bar in the field in which they are involved. Along with his business success, Johnson considers the company’s community involvement an important aspect of its operations. “As a good corporate citizen, we contribute to a long list of nonprofit companies,” he said. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, he was hired as a construction engineer by Hawaiian Dredging. He remained there until 1984, rising to general superintendent. In 1985, he moved to Guam as vice president and general manager of Hawaiian Rock. He became president of the company in 1990. Robert H. Jones (left), CEO of Triple J Group and Guam Business Magazine’s 1983 Executive of Year, congratulates Jere Johnson. Alakai Pacific Opens Guam Office Alakai Pacific, Inc. has officially commenced business on Guam after obtaining a certificate of occupancy from the Guam Fire Department on March 26. Alakai Pacific, a subsidiary of Oahu’s Alakai Mechanical Corp., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 7, 2012 to mark the completion of its 18,000-square foot facility at the Harmon Industrial Park in Tamuning. The company, however, delayed opening pending the fire department permit. “The process took longer than expected, but in the long run, it benefits all of us to have a safe facility,” said Ricky Guerrero, vice president of Alakai Pacific. “We are extremely excited that the Alakai name has stretched from Hawaii and now is rooted on Guam.” Alakai has also obtained a “hot works” permit for welding operations 82 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JUNE 2013 and a C37 plumbing license issued by the Guam Contractors License Board. “That, combined with C40 refrigeration and C51 air conditioning license that we already possessed, now enables us to perform mechanical construction work on Guam,” Guerrero said. “With proper personnel in hand, with a reputation that Alakai brings and with a little luck and I think we will be following our business plan as we envisioned several years ago.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2013

NEWS BEAT Alakai Pacific opens Guam office
CRW replaces Harbor Court roof
Hawthorne Cat debuts new trucks
NAVFAC awards Safety Star
NAIOP Symposium
Bonterra Solar installs PV at Crown Thurston
HPS gives schools solar power
PBTE offers ‘early bird’ rates
ohnson named Guam executive of year
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Concept To Completion: St. Francis Intergenerational Center
Spotlight On Success: Wheeler UEPH Barracks
Contracts Awarded and Low Bids
BIA Renaissance awards
GCA awards
New Products
Best Practices
HLPA Guide
Sweepsteaks” winner

Building Industry Magazine - June 2013