Mount Airy project steps closer

Mount Airy Resort &
Casino has awarded its first round of construction
contracts as it continues to move forward with plans to build a $360
million hotel and gaming complex in the heart of the Poconos.The majority of contracts have been awarded to Pennsylvania-based
companies.
  “One of our main goals in building Mount Airy is to promote local
economic opportunity,” said Louis A. DeNaples, the northeastern
Pennsylvania businessman who owns Mount Airy. “As construction continues to
move forward, we remain committed to that goal and are proud of our
partnership with some of the best building contractors in the state.”
  Mount Airy also recently hosted a formal session in Scranton, Pa., for
subcontractors and minority suppliers interested in doing business with the
organization. A second session was held in Paradise Township, Pa.
  “There will be a lot of work going into making the Mount Airy project a
reality,” said Frank L. Ciminelli II, V.P. for LP Ciminelli, the
construction project executive for Mount Airy. “We share Louis DeNaples’
commitment to hiring as many qualified local subcontractors as possible to
help us complete that work.”
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