Memphis Airport Splits Landscaping Work Between Two Small Businesses

Memphis airport splits landscaping and groundskeeping duties between two minority-owned small businesses.

Commercial Appeal
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Two minority-owned small businesses were hired to split about $1.4 million in landscaping and groundskeeping duties at Memphis International Airport over the next five years.

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board approved contracts with Bean & Prince Contractors Inc. and Enlightenment Inc., doing business as APS Facility Maintenance.

Airport President Scott Brockman said both firms participated in an in-house small business program.

Brockman said the work, previously done in a single contract, was broken into two pieces. It includes planting and maintenance of flower beds, and landscaping and mowing alongside roads within the airport property.

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