Upcoming Events & Announcements
COVID-19 Testing at Exposition Park
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) is leading an effort to establish a COVID-19 testing site in the surface parking lots on the south side of Exposition Park. This effort is being coordinated with OEPM, state and local elected officials, Exposition Park partners and law enforcement. The testing will begin on Monday, May 4th. Please be advised that there will be additional traffic in and around the park.
Further information on the testing program can be found in the attached Frequently Asked Questions document as well as by visiting Project Baseline.
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
The historic Exposition Park in South Los Angeles will serve as the future home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. As part of our investment to this community, the Lucas Museum in partnership with our general contractor, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, is committed to providing contracting opportunities for diverse businesses. Our aim is to enable businesses owned by women, minorities, and/or disabled veterans, along with small businesses, to participate in the successful construction of the museum in a manner consistent with the project labor agreement.
Although this project is privately-financed with no public subsidies, Hathaway Dinwiddie’s objective is to meet and surpass local, state, and federal government standards for diversity and inclusion. Therefore, Hathaway Dinwiddie has instructed all trades and/or subcontractors to make every effort to maximize opportunities to engage certified MBE/WBE/DVBE/SBEs not only in material supply and project labor, but also in technical and management roles on the project.
As part of this competitive bidding process, no contractor or vendor should be discouraged or dissuaded from participating in the bid proposal process if they are not certified, or do not meet the definition of a “diverse business.” Please contact us for more information on how participation performance will be measured, or if you have any questions. We are happy to provide assistance and guidance on how your business might take part in this project.
Project Statement Regarding COVID-19
Hathaway Dinwiddie places the highest value on the health, safety and well-being of our employees, sub-contractors, business partners and the communities surrounding our projects. We are committed to being prepared for the challenges that COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) continues to present.
We continue to follow all state and local health orders, while supporting our on-site supervisors and trades in their responsibility to practice careful protection practices for any work being performed. As we have continued to monitor and assess the situation, with the guidance of government leaders and national and local health departments, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every possible precaution has been implemented to create a safe working environment. Following a two-week suspension of field operations to ensure all proper protocols were in place, including those contained within L.A. Building & Safety Announcement No. 5, field operations at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art site recommenced effective April 7, 2020. We will continue to require employees and trades to put everyone’s health first, as it relates to COVID-19, and to stay home and confer with their health care provider if experiencing any symptoms.
Hathaway Dinwiddie is consistently managing and monitoring this situation. Should circumstances change, we will endeavor to provide timely updates about any labor impacts to our project. As difficult as this situation is for everyone, we believe that by following the guidance of health and safety experts, as well as best practices and government directives, we will all get through this together.
For any project-specific questions or concerns, please contact Rick Cridland at email@example.com.
How To Get Involved
The formal procurement period has closed for the Museum’s three bid packages. We encourage all interested parties to contact the Project’s prime subcontractors for potential opportunities with sub-subcontracting, supplying of materials and/or other services.
If you are interested in employment with Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company to work on The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, please submit all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org