Skanska USA Opens Office in Pittsburgh
- May 20, 2015
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Skanska USA, the American division of one of the world’s largest construction and development companies, officially announced it established a presence in Pittsburgh.
From its new office in the iconic 11 Stanwix building in the city’s downtown area, the company plans to pursue development opportunities in healthcare, life sciences, education, infrastructure, as well as power and industrial projects.
The company appointed two Pittsburgh natives and industry veterans, Geoff Murken and Dino Persichetti, to run the new office.
Murken will lead the company’s infrastructure construction operations in Pittsburgh while Dino Persichetti will oversee healthcare, higher education and life science projects. Both have previously worked together at Dick Corporation and have known each other for more than 20 years.
“Pittsburgh provides tremendous opportunity for us,” Skanska USA President & CEO Rich Cavallaro said in a prepared statement. “We not only have a solid track record in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley but Geoff and Dino’s combined talents, backed by our global resources, will allow us to deliver projects of all sizes and scope that will benefit our clients and the city for years to come.”
So far, Skanska built several projects in eastern Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley, including the new Indian River Bridge, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Expansion, and University of Delaware Harrington Residence Hall in Delaware, as well as the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and a terminal expansion at the city’s International Airport.
Based in Sweden, Skanska AB has more than 57,000 employees across the globe and ranks as the world’s seventh-largest contractor, according to the 2014 list of industry trade publication Engineering News Record. Headquartered in the Empire State Building in New York, its U.S. division has offices in 33 metro areas with more than 10,000 employees.
The company’s other notable projects include the new MetLife Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New York Jets and Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. (pictured) and the $500 million rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Photo credits: www.usa.skanska.com