[NEWS RELEASE] – Santa Clarita Valley-based AMG & Associates, Inc. continues to prove itself a champion among its competitors with the company’s recently winning four multi-million dollar contracts to serve as General Contractor on major projects that will benefit residents across the Greater Los Angeles region.
Winning a $3.411 million contract, AMG has been named the General Contractor for the renovations of an existing facility owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, which will soon become the Discovery Science Center Los Angeles (DSCLA). Located at Hansen Dam Recreation Center, 11800 West Foothill Boulevard in Pacoima, CA, the DSCLA is a sister project of the Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Orange County. The first major museum in the San Fernando Valley, DSCLA builds on the DSC’s mission to educate and inspire young people through science-based exhibits and programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) proficiency; environmental stewardship; early learning; and healthy living. It is anticipated that DSCLA will serve 180,000 visitors; 20,000 students on field trips; and 75,000 students through offsite outreach programs in its first year and create more than 100 full- and part-time jobs.
AMG is also the General Contractor for the construction of The Pacoima Entrepreneur Center, a facility designed to be a center for local community service and business training. Funded by the Valley Economic Development Center, this $3.416 million project is located at 13420 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, CA, and comprises three stories; 13,895 sq. ft.; new landscaping; and convenient parking.
The Compton Community College District awarded AMG a $9.608 million contract to be the General Contractor for the demolition of the District’s Allied Health Building and the construction of a brand new facility. The building will serve the needs of the El Camino College Compton Center community and is located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA, at the northwest end of the school’s campus.
Lennox Middle School District recently awarded AMG a $1.907 million contract for the Lennox Middle School Sound Attenuation Project in Lennox, CA. AMG serves as General Contractor for hazardous material removal, acoustical window and door assemblies, and the building of a sound attenuation wall on school grounds.
“We proudly embrace these new opportunities to serve the broader Los Angeles region,” says Albert Giacomazzi, AMG’s President and CEO. “It’s very gratifying to play a critical role in projects that provide such enduring benefits—from the aesthetic and environmental enhancements they offer to the outstanding community resources they will continue to be for generations.”
AMG’s ability to take on new challenges in seemingly record time and accomplish them like champions is due in no small part to the strength of its leadership team, which includes former Olympian Tryggvi Helgason, AMG’s Manager of Procurement. A member of Iceland’s 1984 Olympic Swim Team, Helgason found the ideal marriage of his passions for swimming, construction, and beautiful weather at AMG. Helgason’s drive to compete and win has never wavered, and he is currently ranked among the Top 10 internationally in three Masters Swimming events—100m Butterfly Men Short Course, 200m Breaststroke Men Short Course, and 200m Breaststroke Men Long Course. Helgason works out daily with U.S. Masters Swimming teammate Giacomazzi at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, another of AMG’s landmark projects.
“Swimming in the 1984 Olympics is what brought me to Southern California. I fell in love with the warm, sunny weather and decided to make it my home,” Helgason says. “And swimming would eventually lead me to AMG as well. I met Albert while he was working out at the pool, and he later offered me a position to join his award-winning team.”
“Tryggvi’s dedication and motivation to succeed are the perfect match for the AMG team and our mission,” Giacomazzi adds. “It’s truly been a win-win situation for all of us.”
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a closed session special meeting Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by the council's regular open public meeting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the First Floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
Angeli Francois, a College of the Canyons English adjunct instructor, has received a 2023 Hayward Award for ‘Excellence in Education’ from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges for her dedication and commitment to serving and empowering students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 14th annual State of the County is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355.
Guests are invited to search for a golden egg decal placed on any of the Outlets at Tejon, 5701 Outlets at Tejon Parkway, Arvin, CA 93203. retail windows. The Golden Egg Scavenger Hunt will be held April 4-8.
A free, timely and important LifeForward workshop, “Be the Boss of Your Money – Make it Work for You!” hosted by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will be held Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tucked between the River Village neighborhood at Duane R. Harte Park is one of the most unique and hidden amenities in Santa Clarita. Home to the city of Santa Clarita’s Trail Tales, this serene location offers families and visitors a beautiful spot to take a leisurely walk along the paseos while enjoying the shade of the massive oak trees and reading a children’s story displayed on podiums dotted along the path.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has announced that California-based Vallarta Supermarkets will relocate its corporate headquarters from Pacoima to the Santa Clarita Valley in late 2023.
Playing for the third time in five days, the CSUN women's tennis team extended its longest winning streak since 2015 to nine as the Matadors defeated Chaminade 7-0. CSUN's nine-dual winning streak is tied for the fifth-longest in school history with the 2006 and 2015 teams.
Circle of Hope Inc., a non-profit organization in Santa Clarita dedicated to providing emotional, financial, and educational support to individuals and families affected by cancer, is thrilled to announce their upcoming Hoedown For Hope Music Festival and BBQ fundraising event.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has openings at its all-girl summer camps and are enrolling now for camps that take place June through August. Openings are at day camps in Inglewood and Claremont, and overnight camps in Frazier Park.
Beginning Monday, March 27, crews will start the construction of median modifications, paving, grinding and overlay operations along Plum Canyon Road, between Bouquet Canyon Road and Skyline Ranch Road.
On March 21, 2023, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion adopting a plan for the County Probation Department’s halls and camps, specifically as it relates to establishing Secure Youth Treatment Facilities following the transfer of juvenile serious offenders from state to county custody.
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