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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Jun. 4, 201905:20 AM EST

Haskell invests in health care building firm BLOX

Alabama company is the creator of the “design manufacture construct” delivery method.
by: Katie Garwood Staff Writer

Haskell, the Jacksonville-based global architecture, engineering, construction and consulting firm, announced it would invest in BLOX LLC, the creator of the “design manufacture construct” delivery method. 

Haskell will provide design and construction services to BLOX in support of its health care projects.

BLOX designs, constructs and installs smaller modules, such as operating rooms, exam rooms and bathrooms as well as larger projects including ambulatory and acute care facilities and free-standing emergency rooms. 

Haskell said it acquired an equity interest in BLOX. It would not disclose the dollar amount or its percentage of the company’s ownership. 

According to Alabama-based BLOX, DMC “replaces traditional design and construction methods with a 21st century approach” by fabricating parts of a construction project outside of the construction site. 

“The manufacturing precision and speed of delivery DMC affords has potential for many buyers,” said Haskell CFO Brad Slappey, “but the immediate opportunity is in the health care market and with our customers who require consistency across diverse project locations.”

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