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SOLANO – Solano County has a flurry of construction projects under way.

The Meyer Corp. U.S. Automated Warehouse is a 165,000- square-foot, 100-foot tall warehouse in the Solano Business Park. Meyer is one of the largest cookware companies in the nation.

Kiewit Pacific Corp. is 32,000 square feet of office space on a three-acre parcel in Green Valley Corporate Park. There will be 110 employees once complete. Kiewit is one of the largest employee-owned firms in the nation and one of the largest construction firms in the world.The company has been in business for more than 125 years and is headquartered in Omaha, Neb.Projects include transportation, oil and gas, electrical, power, marine, water resources, mining, underground utilities and buildings.Environmental studies have been completed and approved, and a wetland preserve has been created.The site was marketed by Cushman & Wakefield.

--Verizon Wireless is a 21,000-square-foot mobile switching center on 6.5 acres in Solano Business Park.

The Wal-Mart Supercenter is 188,000 square feet of retail space on 18 acres.

The purchase and sale has been approved for a new Lowe's in May of 2010.

Mercedes Benz-Price Simms group is to begin construction this fall of a 40,000-square-foot facility.

A new Ford dealership is in place.

A new Saturn dealership, which is currently a Kia dealership and will be under the same ownership, is opening later this year.

Westfield Solano has acquired the former Mervyn's store, Forever 21 is scheduled to open this fall in the top floor of the space and Westfield has strong interest in the bottom floor. The food court, located on the second floor adjacent to J.C. Penney, will be complete and open in the spring of 2011.The food court will have 10 different restaurants and 590 seats. Buffalo Wild Wings is also under construction on the north side of the mall.