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Caterpillar Celebrates Women in Construction with Operator Skills Tests, Peer Networking, Industry Updates

CLAYTON, NC — Dubuque, Iowa’s Kait Burds took home top honors at Caterpillar’s first Women in Construction Celebration in Clayton, North Carolina. Burds successfully demonstrated her advanced machine operator skills by maneuvering difficult work site challenges in record time with extreme precision.

Burds was one of 18 women — …

Final Projects Awarded in Missouri Governor's Rural Routes Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awards three projects for rural roads, the final projects awarded in the Governor’s Rural Routes Program. The program, created with Gov. Mike Parson’s signing of the fiscal year 2024 state budget, allocated $100 million of General Revenue funds to the …

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Jacobsmeyer Joins Takeuchi as Central Midwest Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Jacobsmeyer as its new Central Midwest Regional Business Manager. Jacobsmeyer’s duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting in the Central Midwest region, which encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South …

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Clayco Welcomes Fassnacht as President of Chicagoland and First-Ever Chief Growth Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, announces the hiring of business executive and civic leader Michael Fassnacht as President of the Chicagoland Region and the first ever Chief Growth Officer.

Fassnacht will oversee all aspects of the Chicagoland operations, including …

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Braband Joins HNTB as Central Region Sales Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Libby Braband joins HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, as Central Region Sales Officer and Vice President. She will drive an increased focus on clients’ infrastructure needs and successful project development, aiming to maximize growth within HNTB’s Great Lakes Division and Central Division, encompassing an expansive …

Deere SS
Your local Deere & Co dealer
West Side Tractor Sales Co
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Anthony Joins Gilbane to Manage Economic Inclusion Initiatives in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH — Gilbane Building Company announces that Diana Anthony has joined the company as Cleveland’s Economic Inclusion Manager. Anthony will lead, plan, and execute economic inclusion initiatives across Northern Ohio, developing strategies and initiatives that support supplier diversity objectives. Additionally, she will lead Gilbane’s Rising Contractor Program in Cleveland, …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Department of Public Works Highlight Projects for the 2024 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) and the Indianapolis City-County Council at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church to announce the major construction projects for 2024.

“With more than 20 miles of new bike lanes, over 20 miles of new and improved sidewalks, …

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Superior Construction Appoints Koster as New Mid-South Division Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, promotes Senior Project Manager Tim Koster to Mid-South Division Manager based in Indianapolis. With an extensive background in business, residential, and heavy civil construction, Koster brings substantial expertise to his new role.

“I’m excited to move into this well-established …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Paul Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager. Bell will now provide strategic oversight of sales and operational activities for KSM’s Kansas City and St. Louis locations. He had previously served as Sales & Operations Manager for …

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Braun Intertec Corporation Announces Transition of Executive Leadership

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Jon Carlson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Braun Intertec, announces he is stepping down after a 35-year career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Carlson's career started as an Environmental Technician at Braun Intertec in 1988, being steadily promoted to President in …

Case  - Utility
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Burris Equipment
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Kelly Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting. Shuffield will be responsible for the strategic oversight of all crane support operations throughout KSM’s territory. Offering sales, rentals, parts, and service, the heavy equipment distributor is an …

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Seiler Geospatial Attends the 2024 IPLSA Annual Convention

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Seiler Instrument’s Geospatial Division joined other exhibitors and speakers at the 2024 Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) Annual Conference held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. The IPLSA Conference is attended by more than 700 land surveyors licensed in Illinois and is the largest …

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KAI-Designed $10.2M Five Oaks on Warson Community Center Opens in Olivette, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — The City of Olivette, a suburb of St. Louis, officially cut the ribbon on its new Five Oaks on Warson community center and a park maintenance facility designed by St. Louis-based KAI.

Voter passage of Proposition C enabled the city to partially fund its 2018 …

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Barletta Joins Garver as Missouri Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader

ST. LOUIS, MO — With the hire of Molly Barletta, MBA, as Missouri Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader, Garver Transportation continues to expand services in the Show Me State. Barletta brings to the role over 20 years of experience in transportation, military, and environmental planning, including a decade …

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Engineered Rigging Promotes Beres to Vice President

VALPARAISO, IN — Engineered Rigging, a heavy lifting equipment rental and engineering company, promotes Mike Beres to Vice President. With more than 25 years of experience, Beres has extensive industry knowledge and practical experience. In his new role, Beres will oversee Engineered Rigging’s sales and operations while developing customer …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Illinois DOT Begins Year Two of Kennedy Expressway Rehabilitation

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the rehabilitation of the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) from the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) junction to Ohio Street has resumed, an earlier start to the project made possible by warmer temperatures this spring.

"The Kennedy rehabilitation project is one …

Ohio Governor Announces $106M to Support Local Transit Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks announce more than $100 million in investments to support public transportation in Ohio.

A total of $106 million will be awarded to 384 transit projects throughout Ohio. ODOT’s Office of Transit is awarding the …

Kentucky Governor Announces Design-Build Team Executing $9.5M Project to Improve Interstates Prone to Wrong-Way Crashes

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces the design-build team has been selected for a $9.5 million project to monitor and bolster safety on Kentucky corridors prone to wrong-way crashes. The team is collaborating with state transportation officials to create a pilot project this summer to test new technologies along …

Missouri DOT Selects Two Consultants to Lead I-44 Corridor Study

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announces the selection of two consultants to lead an environmental study of the more than 250 miles of Interstate 44 from the Oklahoma state line to the Route 100 East interchange near Gray Summit in Franklin County. The selected consultants, …

Millstone Weber Selected for the First Improve I-70 Project

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has selected Millstone Weber as the apparent best-value proposer and design-build contractor of the first project in the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Improve I-70 Program. Negotiations to finalize the contract are currently in progress. Improve I-70: Columbia …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Schmidt Associates, HKS Announce Joint Venture on Kentucky Exposition Center Phase I Project

LOUISVILLE, KY — Schmidt Associates, an architecture, engineering, and construction company, and HKS, a global architecture firm, announce their partnership in the Phase I development of the Kentucky Exposition Center, a project valued at $180 million that will enhance and expand Louisville, Kentucky's exhibition space.

The Phase I …

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NAPA Announces 2023 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

CARMEL, IN — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2023 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award during the association’s Annual Meeting in …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announces the winners of the 2024 PCI Design Awards. There are 19 winners in the specials, buildings, and transportation categories and 15 honorable mentions.

In the Construction Digest area, International Concrete Products won a PCI Design Award in the buildings (health care/medical …

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National Infrastructure Leaders Visit Frankfort to Spotlight Mountain Parkway Expansion

FRANKFORT, KY — A critical infrastructure project that will connect the state and unlock significant opportunities for economic development, jobs, and opportunity for eastern Kentucky was showcased by the national Engineering and Public Works Roadshow at an event in the rotunda of the New State Capitol Building.

The current Mountain …

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Finlay Welcomes Columbus Equipment as Authorized Distributor for Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY — Finlay, a crushing, screening, and conveying company, announces Columbus Equipment (Columbus) as the authorized distributor for the state of Kentucky. This collaboration is a significant milestone in the rapidly expanding Finlay U.S. distribution network and reinforces their commitment to providing tracked crushing and screening equipment in …

Case  - Utility
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Burris Equipment
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Modigent Announces Schulken as Southeast Regional President to Enhance Strategy and Operations

FRANKFORT, KY — Modigent, an infrastructure, technology, and energy solutions company, announces the appointment of Chris Schulken as the Southeast Regional President as part of a strategy to evolve Modigent's operating model to better support its current geographical footprint while planning for tomorrow's growth. Schulken will work closely with …

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Mercer Joins HDR as Construction Field Services Director

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Adam Mercer, PE will lead HDR’s construction and field services practice, made up of more than 1,000 construction professionals working across the globe. Based in HDR’s Indianapolis office, Mercer will be responsible for the continued growth of the practice and is in charge of leading and …

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Turner Construction Company to Build Hyperscale Data Center for Meta in Indiana

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN — Turner Construction Company announces that it was selected to build a hyperscale data center campus for Meta in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This nearly 700,000-square-foot campus will have multiple data center buildings and will be part of Meta’s global infrastructure that helps bring technologies and services to life. Once …

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Illinois Beach State Park Shoreline Stabilization Project First Freshwater Project to Achieve WEDG Verification

LAKE COUNTY, IL — The Waterfront Alliance announces that the Illinois Beach State Park Shoreline Stabilization Project is the first freshwater project to achieve WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Verification under WEDG’s Version 3.0. WEDG is a national rating system and set of guidelines that pushes the bar for creating …

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Big Changes, Improvements Slated for 2024 Equip Exposition

LOUISVILLE, KY — Equip Exposition, a trade show for the international landscape, outdoor living, and outdoor power equipment industry, will once again take over the city of Louisville from October 15 to 18, 2024. “Only this year, we’re making some fundamental shifts and improvements that will elevate the show to …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Indiana
SITECH Mid-South
SITECH Ohio
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ProStack Strengthens North American Presence with Powerscreen Crushing and Screening

LOUISVILLE, KY — ProStack, a bulk material handling solutions company, announces the addition of Powerscreen Crushing and Screening to its global distributor network. This strategic relationship will help ProStack expand its footprint in North America and provide customers with innovative material processing solutions.

As part of the ProStack distributor …

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Belanich Assumes Leadership of EGC Construction

NEWPORT, KY — Tom Belanich has been named the new leader of EGC Construction, a general contractor and design-builder located in Newport, Kentucky. Belanich succeeds Jim Brunemann, who led EGC for four years and retired in late 2023 after a 50-year career in the industry.

“I’m excited to …

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Midwest Crushing and Screening Joins ProStack’s Distributor Network

SPRINGFIELD, IL — ProStack, a bulk material handling solutions company, announces the addition of Midwest Crushing and Screening to its global distributor network. This collaboration further expands ProStack’s coverage within North America and empowers Midwest Crushing and Screening to provide comprehensive service and support throughout their region, covering Illinois …

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Weber Named Executive Vice President of Holland Construction Services

ST. LOUIS, MO — Holland Construction Services announces Doug Weber as the company’s new Executive Vice President. He steps into this role after 24 years in the industry, including 17 at Holland in various leadership roles. As Executive Vice President, Weber will provide guidance to all business unit leaders, lead …

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Construction Specialist Reed to Spearhead Projects at IWR North America

ST. LOUIS, MO — IWR North America announces the addition of Joel Reed to its team as a Project Manager, primarily focusing on metal construction projects.

Reed brings a diverse and comprehensive background in the construction and industrial sectors, with significant expertise in project management, safety management, and estimating. His …

Kleemann
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Schubert to Lead Big-D Construction Midwest as President

ST. PAUL, MN — Big-D Companies announces that Cory Schubert has been promoted to the role of President of the Big-D Construction Midwest office.

His promotion comes not long after the 10-year anniversary of the office’s opening, for which Schubert was an integral team member, then in the position of …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

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Revitalizing America's Underground: A Surge in Tunnel Construction for Infrastructure Renewal

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years.

Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention …

BCA Announces 2024 Board of Directors and Officers

FORT WAYNE, IN — The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the names of members serving on its 2024 Board of Directors.

Chris Freiburger of The Hagerman Group and Holly Hunter of Hamilton Hunter Builders are newly elected/appointed directors. Andy Binkley of Weigand Construction, Matt Gerbers of …

Kentucky Governor’s 2024 Recommended Highway Plan to Maintain Roads and Bridges, Advance Priority Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear delivered a 2024 Recommended Highway Plan featuring more than 1,300 projects to build a better Kentucky by investing state and federal dollars in maintaining and building a safe transportation system that improves the quality of life for Kentuckians.

The governor’s highway plan is an …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Brandeis Machinery
Turner, Kokosing Industrial Team Tops Out Ascend Elements Sustainable Battery Manufacturing Facility

HOPKINSVILLE, KY — The Turner Construction Company, Kokosing Industrial, and SSOE team celebrated the topping out of the third building of Ascend Elements’ production facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The 315,000-square-foot building will use a specialized process to produce sustainable electric vehicle battery materials using recycled feedstock.

The plant, …

Missouri Governor's Improve I-70 Plan Receives Federal Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — During his final State of the State Address, Governor Mike Parson, alongside Congressman Sam Graves, announced that Missouri has secured a $92.8 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to improve Interstate 70. Missouri will use the INFRA grant for specific Improve I-70 projects, including truck …

Bartkowski Awarded $25M GSA Region 6 Small Business IDIQ MATOC

KANSAS CITY, MO — Bartkowski Strategic Contracting has been awarded a Small Business Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for construction services for the following geographical locations: Kansas City, Missouri, and the state of Missouri west of Jefferson City and Columbia; St. Louis, Missouri, and the state …

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Birkey's Farm Store Announces CEO Hedge's Retirement, Foster to Assume Role

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Birkey’s Farm Store announces CEO Mike Hedge has retired after nearly 32 years of service. Hedge first joined Birkey’s as the Chief Financial Officer in 1992 until 2013 when he stepped up as President and CEO, wielding leadership over business operations and strategic initiatives.

“Birkey’s has a …

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Messer Construction Co. Names New Operations Vice President, Senior Project Executive, and Project Executive

CINCINNATI, OH — Messer Construction Co. promotes Clint Berry to Operations Vice President, Ryan Brew to Senior Project Executive, and Justin Berning to Project Executive in the company’s Cincinnati, Ohio, office.

Berry joined Messer as a co-op in 2006 and was hired full time in July 2007 after graduating from …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Additional Funding Allows Projects in Ohio to Advance, but State's Transportation System Still Lacks Funds for Needed Improvements

COLUMBUS, OH — Recent increases in state and federal transportation funding have allowed Ohio to make needed improvements to the condition, safety, and efficiency of the state’s roads and bridges. While this additional funding has been helpful, many needed projects will not proceed due to a lack of available funding …

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Werk-Brau to Host Women in Construction Event in March

FINDLAY, OH — Werk-Brau, a manufacturer of buckets, thumbs, couplers, and attachments for excavators and loaders, will host a Women in Construction event at their Findlay, Ohio, headquarters on March 5 and 6. In addition to a keynote address by speaker Barbara J. Jackson, there will be networking …

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ACPA Honors Four Projects with Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) announces that four projects in Indiana were recognized at the national ACPA’s 34th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award program. Thirty-one projects were recognized nationwide.

The national awards program recognizes quality concrete pavements constructed in the United …

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Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Promotes Schmidtlein to Vice President of Aggregate

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ben Schmidtlein has been named Vice President of Aggregate for Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Schmidtlein joined the company in early 2020 and has been instrumental in guiding nearly four years of steady, substantial growth in aggregate sales and support for Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

Under …

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IAAP Recognizes West Side Tractor Sales as Industry Leadership Award Winner

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Each year, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) recognizes IAAP member companies and individuals with Industry Leadership Awards. The awards honor those who demonstrate leadership excellence within the industry, promote and advance the image and well-being of Illinois aggregate mining, and energize their peers and the …

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IAAP Annual Convention Brings Networking, Awards, and Industry Insights to Springfield, Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) recently met for their annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. The convention began on a Tuesday afternoon as producer and associate members met over drinks in the Expo Hall at the Opening Reception. Associate members had the …

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Seiler Instrument Remembers the Life and Legacy of Retired CEO Eric Paul Seiler Sr.

ST. LOUIS, MO — Eric Paul Seiler Sr., husband, father, and retired CEO of Seiler Instrument, passed peacefully in his home on January 7, 2024 at 95 years old. Eric was born to Eric H. and Dora Seiler on March 1, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. He loved …

Illinois Governor Announces Milestones on I-57/74 Reconstruction

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate the latest milestones on the $251.8 million replacement of the Interstate 57/74 interchange, a signature project of the Rebuild Illinois capital program. As it moves into its …

Culberson Joins Gilbane Building Company as Project Executive in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Paul Culberson has joined the Chicago team as a Project Executive. Culberson served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over 24 years in positions of increased responsibility, collaboration, and authority. While serving the nation, he cultivated a people-centric strategic vision, …

Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Announce $127M MEGA Grant for FlexRoad Project in Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announces a $127 million grant award received by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA) program. The funding will support the I-80/I-94 FlexRoad project in northwest Indiana.

“FlexRoad represents a transformational opportunity to improve mobility and safety, …

Lochner Reselected as Owner Representative for Indiana Toll Road

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — H.W. Lochner Inc. (Lochner), a provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, has been selected by the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) to continue serving as owner representative and begin the planning and design of the fourth phase of the Pavement Upgrade for a Superior Highway …

Illinois Awarded $52.8M for Bloomington Project to Improve Rural Transportation and Mobility

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that it has received a $52.8 million federal grant to rebuild Illinois 9 in Bloomington as part of a new federal program to increase mobility, improve safety, and generate regional economic growth in rural areas.

"Here in Illinois, we're working …

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Fulton Street Companies, Skender Break Ground on 409,000-Square-Foot Office Building in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Skender recently joined developer Fulton Street Companies and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of 919 W Fulton Street, a new 11-story mixed-use office development in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. The 409,000-square-foot project marks Chicago's first major new office development to commence construction in over a year. …

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Walsh Construction Completes Salesforce Tower Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Walsh Construction, one of the largest general contractors in the United States, has completed Salesforce Tower Chicago, a new 58-story high-rise on Chicago's Wolf Point, located at the confluence of north and south branches of the Chicago River.
Walsh Construction, architect-of-record HKS, and designer Pelli …

Kleemann
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Brandeis Machinery
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Stantec to Design Milestone Pump Station for Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

CLEVELAND, OH — Stantec has been chosen to lead design of the Southerly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station (STDPS) for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD). The pump station is the third and final large pump station for NEORSD’s combined sewer overflow (CSO) program, which has been in progress for …

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Central Rent-A-Crane of Indianapolis Wraps Up Expansion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Changes are coming soon to Central Rent-A-Crane of Indianapolis, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, as the branch is in the final phase of an expansion project. It will soon move to a new 14-acre property in nearby Fairland.

Construction is wrapping up …

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Construction Under Way at Indiana DOT’s 146th Street and Allisonville Road Project

INDIANAPOLIS IN — Superior Construction, the contractor that substantially completed the North Split Interchange, will reconstruct the 146th Street and Allisonville Road Interchange in Noblesville, Indiana, on behalf of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Hamilton County. Under the $44 million contract, the existing intersection will be converted …

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West Side Tractor Receives National Women's Business Enterprise Certification

LISLE, IL — West Side Tractor, a John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealership, has secured certification as a National Women’s Business Enterprise by the Midwest Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

West Side Tractor President Diane Benck (second generation) …

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Louisville VA Medical Center Reaches Topping Out Milestone

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, along with partners from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Walsh-Turner joint venture, marked a major construction milestone for the new Louisville VA Medical Center during an onsite Topping Out Ceremony.

Audience members, including local …

Deere SS
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West Side Tractor Sales Co
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Heisel as Used Equipment Sales Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Matt Heisel as its new Used Equipment Sales Manager. In his new position, Heisel will manage KSM’s used equipment sales team and be responsible for growing the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment business, which operates throughout the United …

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Illinois Agencies Present Contractor of the Year Awards at IRTBA Ceremony

ROSEMONT, IL — The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) recently hosted the 2023 Contractor of the Year Awards, the state's largest gathering of transportation design and construction industry professionals.

"The ceremony allows state agencies to recognize companies for outstanding work in 2023. Award winners have shown quality, adaptability, …

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Arizona Company Acquires Patented, Soy-Based Concrete Protectant Developed in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Crafco Inc., an Arizona-based supplier of packaged pavement preservation solutions, acquires PoreShield, a patented, soy-based protectant that extends the service life of concrete.

PoreShield was created through a research collaboration among Purdue University, the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), …

New Don Welge Memorial Bridge Underway in Chester

CHESTER, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently joined state and local leaders, along with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), to officially announce the start of construction of the new Don Welge Memorial Bridge, a project made possible by Gov. …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-57 Improvements in Chicago, South Suburbs

CHICAGO, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate the completion of a series of multiyear improvements worth $82.1 million along Interstate 57, part of several investments in the state's longest interstate highway made possible by …

Gomaco
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Fabick CAT/MO
Indiana DOT Awards Contract for I-69 ORX Section 3

EVANSVILLE, IN — Another key milestone has been met for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) awards the contract for I-69 ORX Section Three to ORX Constructors, a joint venture that includes Walsh Construction and Traylor Bros, Inc.

“Awarding this contract is …

Missouri DOT Celebrates Completion of Gov. Parson's Focus on Bridges Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) celebrates the completion of Gov. Mike Parson’s Focus on Bridges program that restored or replaced 250 of the state’s poorest bridges over the last four years. Established in 2019, the Focus on Bridges program was one of Gov. Parson's first …

Illinois Governor Celebrates Completion of I-280 Over Mississippi River in Quad Cities

ROCK ISLAND, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were recently joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the completion of a multiyear project to install a new deck on the Interstate 280 Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi River Bridge in Rock …

Missouri DOT Celebrates I-270 North Project Completion at Ribbon Cutting

ST. LOUIS, MO — The completion of the $278 million I-270 North Project was celebrated with an official ceremony in Hazelwood. Missouri Governor Mike Parson joined state and local elected officials along with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor team to cut the ribbon on this four-year-long …

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Steel Erectors, Crane Service Companies Take Top Place in 3D Lift Plan of the Year Competition

CHICAGO, IL — A1A Software LLC announces the winners of its Lift Plan of the Year contest, which include a structural steel erector based in Illinois, a crane and rigging service company in Pennsylvania, and Texas contractor offering both structural steel erection and crane services.

Steven Beemsterboer, a Project …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Brandeis Machinery
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Brown Named Regional President for Gilbane Building Company

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Michael C. Brown, PE, has been named Regional President overseeing Gilbane’s growing Midwest and Texas regions. With nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Brown began his career as a Project Superintendent and previously spent close to two decades …

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University of Kentucky Breaks Ground on New Health Education Building

LEXINGTON, KY — The University of Kentucky has kicked off construction its new Health Education Building. The building will serve as a campus hub for health education and feature technological advancements, modern aesthetics, and a learning setting to prepare the next generation of health care leaders, health and rehabilitation practitioners, …

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Equip Exposition Breaks Records with more than 27,000 at Sold-Out Show

LOUISVILLE, KY — With more than a million square feet of exhibits and 30 acres outside, Equip Exposition once again broke records in attendance and exhibit space sales. The trade show expanded its usual footprint at the Kentucky Exposition Center to add the West Wing this year due to space …

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Hyundai Dealer Taylor Construction Equipment Expands in Mississippi, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, MS — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces expansions in Mississippi and Kentucky to the dealership territory of Taylor Construction Equipment.

Taylor Construction Equipment, a Division of the Taylor Group of Companies, Louisville, Mississippi, joined the Hyundai North American dealer network in 2021, representing Hyundai from …

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WSP Promotes Watz to Midwest District Transportation Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — WSP names Patrick Watz as Midwest District Transportation Business Line Leader. WSP's Midwest district includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Watz, a Senior Vice President with the firm since 2021, brings nearly three decades of experience …

Case  - CE
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Birkey's Construction Equipment
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Ryan Breaks Ground on NorthShore - Edward-Elmhurst Health Cardiovascular Institute Health Center

NAPERVILLE, IL — As the need for outpatient cardiovascular care continues to grow, Ryan Companies is working with NorthShore - Edward-Elmhurst Health to develop, design, and build the new Cardiovascular Institute Health Center in Naperville, Illinois. The 71,000-square-foot, three-story building will combine a full range of cardiovascular services under one …

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Montabert USA Showcases New Rebuild and Repair Facility

NASHVILLE, IL — Montabert USA celebrates the launch of its new in-house repair and remanufacturing capabilities at the company’s North American Operations facility in Nashville, Illinois, about 50 miles east of St. Louis. Attendees included all Montabert USA sales and service personnel, as well as representatives from Montabert’s home office …

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Holland Construction Services Adds Kaiman as COO

ST. LOUIS, MO — Holland Construction Services (Holland) announces that construction industry veteran Mike Kaiman has joined their team as COO. Bringing nearly 30 years of experience mentoring and growing teams around the country, Kaiman will join Holland’s management team to help position the company for greater market expansion while …

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KAI Founder Michael Kennedy, Sr. Awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award During Construction Inclusion Week

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Founder and Chairman Michael E. Kennedy, Sr. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during Construction Inclusion Week at Harris Stowe University in St. Louis.

Founded by McCarthy Building Companies in 2020, Construction Inclusion Week is an annual week-long, industry-wide effort to champion change and …

AECOM Joint Venture to Provide Program Management Services for the Chicago Department of Water Management

CHICAGO, IL — AECOM announces that its AECOM-DBS joint venture with minority-owned business enterprise partner DB Sterlin (DBS) has been awarded a three-year contract to provide program management services to the Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM). In this role, AECOM-DBS will manage the capital improvement program for DWM’s facilities, …

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Indianapolis Mayor's $1.2B Capital Infrastructure Plan Approved by City-County Council and Public Works Committee

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis City-County Council’s Public Works Committee voted unanimously to approve Mayor Joe Hogsett’s five-year, $1.2 billion capital infrastructure plan. Indy Department of Public Works' (Indy DPW) 2024 budget was also approved by the full City-County Council.

Next year will be the second year of Hogsett’s …

Illinois Governor Announces Key Milestones Reached on $1.3B I-80 Corridor Project

JOLIET, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to celebrate several milestones on the $1.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 80, setting up one of the cornerstone projects in the governor's Rebuild Illinois capital program to be almost …

Missouri DOT's $21.3M Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project Completed

SIKESTON, MO — The opening of the Route A bridge over Whitewater River in Cape Girardeau County marks the completion of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Bootheel Bridge Bundle.

This design-build project delivered 17 bridge improvement projects to Southeast Missouri travelers. Thirteen bridges in the Bootheel Bridge Bundle …

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KAI Enterprises Hires Barlow as Vice President of 360 Construction Services

ATLANTA, GA — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Tracy Barlow, PMP, NICET-L2, as Vice President of its construction management division, 360 Construction Services (360 CS) at its Atlanta office.

With more than 37 years of industry experience, Barlow is a program director and management professional with a specific …

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Lurie Children’s Patients Spend the Day at Second Annual Clayco-Sponsored Kids Dig Event

CHICAGO, IL — More than 120 young patients and their families participated in hands-on construction education for the second annual Chicago Kids Dig. The event was hosted by the full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm Clayco, in partnership with the Ann & Robert …

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Trotta Named Midwest District Leader at WSP

CHICAGO, IL — John Trotta has been promoted to Midwest District Leader at WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

Trotta, a Senior Vice President who was recently interim Midwest District Leader, has assumed this role on a permanent basis. He will continue to serve as WSP National …

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Leopardo Announces Pacini as President to Accelerate Strategic Growth

CHICAGO, IL — Leopardo, one of the country’s largest privately owned construction firms, announces that Giancarlo Pacini has been named President. Former President and CEO, Mike Leopardo, will remain CEO and worked closely with Pacini as they transitioned roles and responsibilities. This change comes as part of the …

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The Utility Expo 2023 Draws Record-Breaking Attendance to Experience the Latest Utility Equipment and Innovations

LOUISVILLE, KY — The Utility Expo made its return to Louisville, Kentucky, with a record-setting gathering of over 21,000 utility construction professionals from all 50 states and 60 countries, converging at the Kentucky Exposition Center. These industry experts came together to experience firsthand the latest equipment and technologies in the …

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2023 IAAP Annual Golf Outing Raises Over $18,000

PEORIA, IL — Recently at the WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Illinois, 186 golfers attended the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producer's (IAAP) 2023 Annual Golf Outing. Using a scramble format, the golf outing offered an opportunity for friendly competition and networking. In addition to golf, members …

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IWR North America Expands Team with Addition of Kelley as Virtual Design and Construction Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — IWR North America announces the hiring of Brian Kelley as Virtual Design and Construction Manager. In this role, Kelley will contribute his expertise in 3D modeling, BIM execution, and estimating data to enhance project efficiencies and support growth opportunities for IWR nationwide and locally.

"We are …

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KAI Enterprises Promotes Haynes to Vice President of KAI Build

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Enterprises announces the promotion of Gyasi Haynes to Vice President of its construction division, KAI Build. Haynes joined KAI in June 2021 as Director of Project Management.

Haynes’ career consists of more than 20 years of construction industry experience. In his new role as …

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Seiler Geospatial Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Days

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Geospatial continued their annual tradition of hosting open houses and Customer Appreciation Days at their offices throughout the Midwest. Seiler has 10 offices to serve their geospatial customers. Executive Vice President Tom Seiler along with geospatial staff and vendor representatives from Trimble, Spectra Precision …

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Alberici/KAI Build Completes Construction of The Mercy Center for Performance Medicine and Specialty Care in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Alberici/KAI Build Joint Venture partnership recently completed construction of The Mercy Center for Performance Medicine & Specialty Care and its connected 1,000-space parking garage. The multispecialty center is located on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis and is one of the largest …

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AREMA Honors Merchants Bridge with Hay Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Board and the Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence Review Committee have selected the replacement of the Merchants Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis as the winner of the 2023 Dr. William W. Hay Award …

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Purdue University to Launch Trimble Technology Lab with Focus on Construction Management Technology

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University and Trimble are establishing a Trimble Technology Lab at Purdue, focused on teaching and research for construction management technology. The lab is hosted by the School of Construction Management Technology within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and will bring Trimble’s construction technologies into a dedicated …

McCann Industries is Now a BOMAG Dealer in Illinois and Northwest Indiana

ADDISON, IL — McCann Industries, Inc. announces that the company now carries the complete line of BOMAG equipment. BOMAG is an engineer and manufacturer of asphalt rollers, pavers, and feeders, asphalt milling, and recyclers, plus single drum soil rollers, embankment soil compactors, and soil stabilizers. Landfill refuse compactors are also …

The Project Coordination Office Saves Chicago Millions in Infrastructure Improvements

CHICAGO, IL — The ‘Building a New Chicago’ program, a $7 billion infrastructure investment announced by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2012, generated an influx of transportation projects for the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), spurring new innovations in the process.

To keep development on schedule, CDOT officials founded the …

AECOM Joint Venture Awarded Contract with US Army Corps of Engineers to Improve Water Infrastructure Resiliency

CINCINNATI, OH — A joint venture between AECOM and Black & Veatch (AECOM-B&V Lakes and Rivers JV) has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide architectural and engineering services for infrastructure projects for the 17 states within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, and …

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Celebration Marks the Completion of the New $5.4M Ground Engine Run Up and Compass Calibration Pad Project at St. Louis Downtown Airport

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL — A ribbon cutting recently celebrated the official opening of St. Louis Downtown Airport’s new Ground Engine Run-Up and Compass Calibration Pad project. Representatives of St. Louis Downtown Airport, Bi-State Development, the Illinois Department of Transportation, state and local elected officials, and invited guests were …

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Skanska Breaks Ground on First Mass Timber Building in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH — Skanska and Cincinnati Public Radio (CPR) recently broke ground on the Cincinnati Public Radio Headquarters. Once complete, the new HQ will be the first two-story mass timber building in the Midwest and the first of its kind in Cincinnati.

The $32 million, 35,000-square-foot building will feature two …

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Lastovka Expands Wade Trim's Transportation Services in Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — Dave Lastovka, PE, joins Wade Trim's Transportation Group as a Senior Project Manager, where he will focus on expanding the company's transportation services throughout Ohio.

Based in the Cleveland office, Lastovka will manage and support design projects ranging from drainage to interstates to local roadways. …

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Irishtown Bend Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project Breaks Ground in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (CCCPA) awarded a $60 million construction contract to stabilize the hillside known as Irishtown Bend in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The project addresses an immediate need to shore up the failing slope from slipping into the Cuyahoga River that could potentially disrupt …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded $2B New Terminal Project at John Glenn International Airport

COLUMBUS, OH — The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) selects Hensel Phelps as its Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR) on its New Terminal Project at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. Hensel Phelps teamed with Columbus-based general contractor Elford, who will be an integrated partner throughout the project. The Hensel …

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Mayor Hogsett, Congressman Carson Welcome USDOT Secretary Buttigieg to Showcase Federal Infrastructure Investments in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett, City-County President Vop Osili, and Congressman André Carson (IN-07) welcomed U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Indianapolis to showcase the impact of federal and local infrastructure investment on neighborhood accessibility and quality of life.

The event follows recent award of a …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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BOMAG Americas Expands Southeastern Equipment Territory to Include West Virginia for the Full Product Range

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — BOMAG Americas announces that it has expanded its dealer agreement with Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc. to now include West Virginia. Southeastern Equipment now provides West Virginia contractors sales, service, and parts support for the full BOMAG product line — spanning from light equipment to landfill compactors …

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ConstructReach Hosts Community Engagement Initiative and Industry Roundtable in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — ConstructReach, a construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy, will host a three-day event, titled “Show Me Progress,” September 25-27 in St. Louis, Missouri. Hosted in ConstructReach’s headquarters city, the event will begin with an industry roundtable discussion on salient issues surrounding diversity, equity, and …

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Integrate Construction Partners Promotes Hennings to Project Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — Integrate Construction Partners announces the promotion of Brett Hennings to Project Manager.

Integrate Construction Partners hired Hennings in January 2018 as a Project Engineer before promoting him to Project Manager in 2023. He had previously worked four years as a Project Engineer for architectural firm Lawrence …

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IWR North America Welcomes Marks as Prefabrication Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — IWR North America announces Billy Marks as Prefabrication Manager. With a career spanning over 25 years in the construction industry, Marks brings a wealth of expertise to the company.

Throughout his career, Marks has held various key roles, including Prefabrication Manager, Chief Estimator, and Project Manager. …

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McCarthy Selected to Build $400M Battery Materials Plant in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — McCarthy has been selected by ICL, a global specialty minerals company, to build a $400 million lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials manufacturing plant in St. Louis. The new facility is expected to be the first commercial-scale LFP battery materials manufacturing plant in the United States …

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Walsh Construction Completes Loyola Medicine Ambulatory Care Center

TINLEY PARK, IL — Walsh Construction has completed Loyola Medicine's new 70,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center, an outpatient facility that features a comprehensive cancer care center, urgent care center, imaging services, retail pharmacy, 50 exam rooms, eight procedure rooms, and an X-ray suite and laboratory. Serving over 15,000 patients, the $69 …

Kentucky, Indiana Apply for $632.3M Federal Grant to Advance Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing Bi-State Mega Project

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces that Kentucky and Indiana are jointly applying for a $632.3 million federal grant for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing project at Henderson, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana.

“Our administration has pledged to seek and compete for every available federal dollar for this much …

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McCann Industries Acquires Channahon Tractor, LLC

ADDISON, IL — McCann Industries, Inc. announces that they have purchased the assets of Channahon Tractor LLC, located in Channahon, Illinois. Channahon Tractor is an equipment repair business that has been operating in the region for over 40 years. The new McCann Industries location will offer the Kobelco and …

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HNTB Announces Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President

AUSTIN, TX — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Scott Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of Scott, ... HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the Central ... Division," said Rob Slimp, PE …

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Seefried Properties Begins Construction on Two Spec Facilities in Elgin, Illinois

ELGIN, IL — Seefried Properties recently broke ground on a new two-building speculative development in Elgin, Illinois. Construction is now underway on the 465,360-square-foot Class A campus, which will deliver in Q3 2024.

Located at the southeast corner of Madeline Road and Alft Lane in Kane County, the new project …

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CASE and Team Rubicon Elevate Partnership with Expansion of Heavy Equipment Operator Training

FRANKLIN, IN — Last fall, CASE Construction Equipment asked its dealers to help support a new initiative with Team Rubicon: train more volunteers to operate heavy equipment for its veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. CASE dealers responded.

Earlier this year, the …

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28th Annual IAAP Illinois Teachers Workshop Brings Teachers Together to Learn About Rocks, Minerals, and Mining

GALENA, IL — Teachers from across Illinois gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois. Attendees refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned about the importance of stone, …

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USACE Louisville District Welcomes Mann as New Commander

LOUISVILLE, KY — Col. L. Reyn Mann recently assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in a change of command ceremony held at the Henry Clay Building in Louisville, Kentucky. As Commander of the Louisville District, Mann will provide strategic direction, and command and control for …

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Midwest Transportation Leaders Join in Milwaukee for Infrastructure Talks

MILWAUKEE, WI — Milwaukee recently took center stage in the Midwest transportation world as Wisconsin hosted the annual meeting for the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Transportation leaders and industry partners across 10 Midwest states gathered to share best practices, learn about transportation innovations, and network with …

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IAAP Welcomes Koetzle as New Assistant Director

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) welcomes new Assistant Director, Jess Koetzle. Koetzle graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in geology and a specialization in paleobiology. She entered the mining industry in 2016 with Heidelberg Materials. There, she …

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KAI Breaks Ground on St. Louis Community College’s New $62M Center for Nursing and Health Sciences

ST. LOUIS, MO — Construction has started on a new $62 million Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at St. Louis Community College’s (STLCC) Florissant Valley campus in Ferguson, Missouri. Minority-owned KAI is the architect and MEP engineer on the academic building.

A groundbreaking event was recently held, with construction …

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HOK Promotes Yanko to Chief Financial Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO — HOK names Misty Yanko as its new Chief Financial Officer. Yanko, who joined HOK in 2008 and served as Corporate Controller since 2013, is the first CFO in HOK’s history to be promoted from within the firm. Based in St. Louis, she fills the vacancy left …

Granite Selected for Approximately $215M Tunnel Project in Akron, Ohio

AKRON, OH — Granite has been awarded an approximately $215 million contract by the city of Akron, Ohio, to construct the Northside Interceptor Tunnel Project (NSIT) to aid in preventing combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during typical storms. Project funding will come from the Ohio Environmental Protection …

Contract Awarded to Walsh Kokosing for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

COVINGTON, KY — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announce Walsh Kokosing has been awarded the progressive design-build contract for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, marking a major step forward in the construction process. The governors were joined by officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), …

Interchange Project Designed to Bring More Safety, Less Congestion in Pulaski County is Ceremonially Opened

FRANKFORT, KY — A long-awaited interchange and road widening project that will bring greater safety and less traffic congestion in tourism-rich Pulaski County was ceremonially opened recently by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers, and area officials.

“Our roads aren’t red or blue. They’re …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager for Northern Region

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Nick Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager in KSM’s northern region, which includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Amarillo, Texas. The promotion occurred earlier this year ahead of the transition of David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product …

Kentucky Governor Breaks Ground on Owensboro Riverport Improvement Project

OWENSBORO, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently celebrated another major infrastructure announcement as he joined state and local officials to break ground on the $30 million Owensboro Riverport Kentucky Highway 331 Improvement Project. Improvements include widening KY 331 and Rinaldo Road to support economic growth and improve commercial and residential …

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Burns & McDonnell Expands Program Management for Power Utilities in the Great Lakes

CHICAGO, IL — Burns & McDonnell is growing its program management practice for power utilities. With extensive experience providing comprehensive program management services for over a dozen utilities across the United States, this expansion positions the firm to drive client cost savings by leveraging their people, processes, and technology.

Program …

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The Missner Group Adds Sadowski as President of Construction

CHICAGO, IL — The Missner Group (TMG), a Chicago-based fully integrated general contractor and real estate developer, announces the addition of Neely Sadowski as its new President of Construction. In her role at TMG, she will oversee all strategic initiatives of construction operations, inclusive of pre-construction processes, project management, and …

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HGA Selected to Design Case Western Reserve University’s New Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces it was selected to design Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The $300 million project planned by CWRU is the largest in decades and the largest ever for the Case Quad, which …

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Highway Equipment Company Expands Hyundai Dealership Territory into Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces a territory expansion to its dealership agreement with Highway Equipment Company.

Based in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Highway Equipment’s Hyundai-exclusive territory now encompasses a large section of northeastern Ohio, which it will serve from its location in Canton. The expanded territory includes …

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Missouri DOT, University of Missouri Create Test Road Using Sustainable Plastic Waste Pavement Mixtures

COLUMBIA, MO — Millions of roads across the United States are constructed with asphalt pavement that is deteriorating over time. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) are using recyclables, including plastic waste, as a sustainable solution to fix America's fracturing road system.

In partnership with the Missouri Department …

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Inaugural Werk-Brau Golf Outing Raises $70,000 for Construction Angels

FINDLAY, OH — The inaugural Werk-Brau Golf Outing to benefit Construction Angels raised over $70,000 to aid families of fallen construction workers in Ohio. In addition to the traditional “longest drive” and “closest to the pin” contests, the festivities included a putting contest — putting with a Case CX17C fitted …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

FRANKFORT, KY — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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Fluor Team Awarded DOE Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract

PIKETON, OH — Fluor Corporation announces that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected Southern Ohio Cleanup Company, LLC, a joint venture led by Amentum with Fluor and Cavendish Nuclear USA, to execute the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decontamination and Decommissioning Contract in Piketon, Ohio. The single award …

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Altorfer Rents Joins Magni Telescopic Handlers' Dealer Network, Expands Telehandler Offering in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana

ROSELLE, NJ — Magni Telescopic Handlers announces Altorfer Rents is now part of the Magni dealer network. Altorfer’s addition will bring Magni's full line of telehandlers, including the Rotating Telehandler, Heavy Lift, and Fix Boom Telehandler models, to Altorfer’s rental customers in Illinois, eastern Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana.

"We are …

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Clayco Announces Lane as New Chief Talent Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, announces that Katie Lane was named the company's new Chief Talent Officer.

Lane, who previously served as COO/Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie since 2016, will strengthen Clayco’s leadership team by bolstering talent management …

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Bridge Projects Will be Abundant in 2024, Many Will Precede Other Types of Upcoming Opportunities

Bridge projects currently in the planning phases are abundant throughout the country. Most are large and complex, and the majority fall into the category of critical infrastructure. The examples that follow point to commonalities that can be found in planning documents. All projects are likely to launch late this year …

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The 2023-2024 School Year Begins with Construction Underway on Hundreds of Campuses, More Will Launch During 2024

School doors will open for the start of the 2023-24 school year, with many campuses under construction. Hundreds of planned construction and renovation projects will launch during this school year. In fact, billions of dollars have already been approved for projects that will get underway over the next two years. …

Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc. to Acquire Selby Implement Co.

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc., a full-line Case IH and Case Construction dealer, announces it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the dealership stock of Selby Implement Co. The acquisition, scheduled to close on July 31, 2023, includes a full-line Case IH agriculture and power …

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Illinois Governor Celebrates Start of Passenger Service on Chicago-St. Louis Line

CHICAGO, IL — Governor JB Pritzker recently joined federal, state, and local officials, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, the Union Pacific Railroad, and project supporters at Union Station to celebrate the start of 110 mph passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis. This multi-year project better connects …

Schmidt Associates Wins USGBC's Green Building of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Schmidt Associates, an Indianapolis-based regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces its win of the Green Building of the Year: New Construction award from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) East North Central Region.

The USGBC ENC Region's Leadership Awards Program recognizes exceptional green …

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Approves FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently approved the FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. The five-year program includes funding from General Revenue — passed by …

Missouri DOT Selects KCI for the Interstate 55 Design-Build Project

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) announces the selection of the Interstate 55 Corridor Improvements Design-Build Project to the KCI Team. The selected team had to meet or exceed several goals including: maximizing reliability and safety on I-55 and US 67; providing a durable and …

AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

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Illinois Governor Announces Largest-Ever Construction Program in State History

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker joined state and local officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) headquarters to announce the largest multi-year program to fix and repair infrastructure in state history: $40.99 billion over six years, showcasing the reach and impact of the governor's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

AUSTIN, TX — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus a recent addition to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it …

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Gilbane, Construction Partners Deliver University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Phase 2 on Time and on Budget

BEACHWOOD, OH — Gilbane Building Company and its construction partners, Regency Construction Services, Inc., Next Generation Construction, and Adrian Maldonado & Associates, Inc., celebrate the grand opening of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Phase 2. The $236 million project nearly doubles the existing footprint of the hospital, …

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Ryan Companies Promotes Nordeen to Great Lakes Region President, McDonald to Divisional President

CHICAGO, IL — Eric Nordeen has been promoted to President of Ryan Companies' Great Lakes region, replacing Jim McDonald who is transitioning to Divisional President overseeing the West, Northwest, and Great Lakes regions.

In his role as Regional President, Nordeen will oversee all real estate development and construction in …

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The Ohio State University to Establish Trimble Technology Labs for Agriculture and Construction

COLUMBUS, OH — Trimble announces that the Ohio State University will establish two Trimble Technology Labs for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The multidisciplinary labs will enhance Ohio State's teaching, research, and outreach activities in food and agricultural engineering and construction management.

The Trimble Technology Labs …

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Illinois Governor Joins Missouri Officials to Celebrate Start of New I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge

GRANITE CITY, IL — Governor JB Pritzker recently joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to celebrate the start of construction on the new Interstate 270 Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River, part of a combined $531.6 million investment to improve one …

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Superior Construction Announces Substantial Completion of Landmark North Split Project

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces the substantial completion of its I-65/I-70 North Split Interchange project in Indianapolis, Indiana — a crucial endeavor aimed at enhancing safety, improving traffic flow, and accommodating future growth.

“The substantial completion of the North Split project proves how …

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Superior Construction Wins Construction Advancement Foundation's Contractor of the Year Award

LAKE COUNTY, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces it was named Heavy Civil/Highway Contractor of the Year by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF). Superior also received the CAF Heavy Civil/Highway Project of the Year Award for completing the Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) contract …

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Populous and Churchill Downs Reveal First Turn Experience for 149th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY — Populous and Churchill Downs unveiled the new First Turn experience as part of a multi-phase transformation underway at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack. Home to the Kentucky Derby, which attracts approximately 150,000 guests annually, Churchill Downs and design architect Populous are bringing updates to guests as part of …

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Heidelberg Materials Celebrates Opening of New Cement Plant with Significantly Reduced CO2 Emissions in Mitchell, Indiana

MITCHELL, IN — Heidelberg Materials celebrates the opening of its new cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The facility will be the second largest cement plant in North America and one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable ever built. Heidelberg Materials management from around the world joined federal, state, and …

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raSmith Projects Earn Design Excellence Awards; Ford Receives John P. Matsen Distinguished Service Award

NEWPORT, KY — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces that three of raSmith's cold-formed steel engineering projects in the Construction Digest area have garnered recognition, receiving Design Excellence Awards from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). raSmith provided cold-formed steel engineering services for the …

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Hyundai Adds Pillar Equipment as Dealer for Quad Cities and Northwest Illinois

SILVIS, IL — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment - North America announces the addition of Pillar Equipment to its North American network of authorized dealerships. Based in Silvis, Illinois, Pillar Equipment will represent the full line of Hyundai Construction Equipment products in Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside, and Mercer Counties in the …

USSI Acquires Power Equipment Leasing to Increase Trade Area and Add Rental Business

APPLETON, WI — Utility Sales & Service, Inc. (USSI) announces the acquisition of aerial equipment rental specialist Power Equipment Leasing Company of Romeoville, Illinois. This gives Appleton, Wisconsin-based USSI, a provider of aerial vehicles and specialty trucks, a comprehensive sales, parts, service, and rental program capability with an expanded market …

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1898 & Co. Announces Rutkowski as New Managing Director in Chicago Office

CHICAGO, IL — 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell, announces the hire of Mike Rutkowski as the new Managing Director of the Chicago office. Rutkowski will lead a team of business, technology, and cybersecurity consultants that turn business and technology insights into action for critical infrastructure …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Pelletier as Construction Leader for Great Lakes Region

CHICAGO, IL — Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm, names Doug Pelletier to lead the construction practice for the firm's offices in Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; and Lexington, Kentucky. With over 28 years of experience across multiple construction verticals at various …

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Woolpert Celebrates Grand Opening of Renovated Lisle Library District in Chicago Suburbs

CHICAGO, IL — The Lisle Library District recently celebrated its grand opening following a yearlong renovation led by Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects. The renovation included new entryways, revitalized interiors, new outdoor seating, and a drive-up service window. This was the first major renovation for the library, located 25 miles …

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Sixty Indiana Companies Honored for Outstanding Performance in Safety and Construction

CROWN POINT, IN — Nearly 60 Northwest Indiana construction companies were honored for their outstanding performances in safety and project excellence at the Construction Awards Banquet held in Merrillville, Indiana. Construction industry firms from throughout the region greatly exceed national averages in safety performance and project outcomes, and the banquet …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Edgewood Middle School

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — North Shore School District 112, Gilbane Building Company, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the Edgewood Middle School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The new Edgewood Middle School represents the future and is built to serve the community for the next 50 …

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Hyundai Dealer Taylor Construction Equipment Adds Parts of Indiana, Ohio to its Sales Territory

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces the expanded dealership territory of Taylor Construction Equipment to include portions of Indiana and Ohio.

Taylor Construction Equipment, a Division of the Taylor Group of Companies, Louisville, Mississippi, joined the Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas dealer network in 2021, representing Hyundai from …

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Perkins&Will Names Williams as Leader for Growing Midwest Regional Health Practice

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Amy Williams, an architect of hospitals and medical office buildings for medical systems, has been named Principal and Midwest Regional Health Practice Leader for Perkins&Will. A key leader for the firm’s Minneapolis and Chicago studios, Williams’ appointment reflects the continued expansion of the global architecture …

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IAAP Assistant Director McKinney to Retire this Year

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Shawn McKinney announces plans to retire at the end of July. His career with the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) began in January of 2006 when he was hired by then Executive Director John Henriksen to serve in a newly created position of Outreach Manager.

Over …

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Haberberger Celebrates 75 Years of Growth as it Transitions to Fourth Generation of Leadership

ST. LOUIS, MO — Haberberger Inc. is commemorating its 75th anniversary in business this year, marking a major milestone for the St. Louis-based, family-owned mechanical contractor. Established in 1948 by Frank Haberberger as a refrigeration service company, Haberberger Inc., has steadily grown into a industrial mechanical construction company working across …

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HOK Names Hoisington and Klumpp Williams as Co-CEOs

ST. LOUIS, MO — HOK appoints Eli Hoisington, AIA, LEED AP, and Susan Klumpp Williams, AIA, LEED AP, as its new Co-Chief Executive Officers, succeeding Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, who passed away on April 6, shortly after his scheduled retirement.

Hoisington and Klumpp Williams, who have …

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Pfeiffer Named Practice Leader for HNTB’s St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, MO — Travis Pfeiffer, PE, has been named by HNTB Corporation as the St. Louis area Practice Leader, bringing more than 20 years of experience involving the planning, design, and construction of road and highway facilities. He most recently served as the Roadway Department Manager, helping deliver …

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Regional Commercial Construction Company is now CK Construction Group

COLUMBUS, OH — One of the region’s fastest-growing commercial construction companies, formerly known as Corna Kokosing, is now CK Construction Group.

The family-owned, female-led company based in Westerville grew revenue on average by 10 percent in each of the past five years. The rebranding reflects the company’s growth in …

Kentucky Governor, Transportation Secretary Gray, Local Officials Cut Ribbon on New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland

SMITHLAND, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear was recently joined by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray and state and local officials to cut the ribbon ceremonially opening the new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge in Smithland before a crowd of community members. The 1,912-foot-long blue truss bridge is now open …

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McCann Industries Announces Sales Leadership Changes

ADDISON, IL — McCann Industries, Inc. hires Peter Altenberger as Corporate Vice President of Sales. In this new role, Altenberger will be working with the company’s entire sales organization to find better ways to service current and prospective customers. This is a homecoming for Altenberger. He started his career with …

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Zingrone Joins NELSON Worldwide as Studio Leader, Mixed-Use

CHICAGO, IL — Architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide welcomes Adam Zingrone as Studio Leader, Mixed-Use. In this role, Zingrone will lead the multifamily and mixed-use studio in the Chicago office, leading business development throughout the city and the larger Midwest market.

“Adam approaches each project with the client …

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Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Appoints Vice President Dabros as New National Construction Lead

CHICAGO, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers announces Vice President Dennis Dabros has been appointed new National Construction Lead. In this new role, Dabros will have broader responsibilities for overseeing the construction services teams across all locations and achieving successful project completion for clients. This role allows Dabros …

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HOK Names Dowdell as Director of Strategic Relationships

CHICAGO, IL — Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has been appointed as HOK’s Director of Strategic Relationships. Working closely with the firm’s regional and market leaders, she will lead HOK’s efforts to develop strategic relationships across its global offices.

“This is a new position at …

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Walsh Construction Tops Out 160 N. Morgan

CHICAGO, IL — Walsh Construction joined Sterling Bay, Ascentris, CIBC, bKL Architecture, and BOWA Construction to celebrate the topping out of 160 N. Morgan in Chicago's Fulton Market District. Construction progress has reached its maximum height for the 29-story class-A multi-family development that will consist of …

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Pepper Construction’s New Cincinnati Office Opens its Doors

CINCINNATI, OH — Pepper Construction’s Cincinnati office recently welcomed employees into their new location for the first time in Lockland, Ohio. Since establishing an office in Cincinnati more than 14 years ago, Pepper has grown its local team to 65 and counting. Some of the firm's recent and current …

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SmithGroup Extends Great Lakes Design Expertise to Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has opened its newest office in Cleveland, Ohio. As the company's 20th office, this new location builds upon a legacy of work that the firm has led in Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and along Lake Erie, and strengthens the company’s network of …

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Graycor Construction Company Promotes Feckler to General Manager, Midwest Division

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL — Graycor Construction Company announces that Brian Feckler has been promoted to General Manager of the Midwest Division from Construction Manager. Feckler joined Graycor in 1997 as Project Engineer I in the Project Engineering Mentoring Committee. After several years working in the Industrial division, Feckler completed his …

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Poettker Industrial Adds Wiegmann as Vice President of Construction

ST. LOUIS, MO — Poettker Industrial Services, a woman-owned utility, energy, and infrastructure contractor, announces the addition of Robert "Trey" Wiegmann as Vice President of Construction. Wiegmann has over 16 years of experience working with contractors to expand their utility, energy, and infrastructure programs on average by 30-50 percent …

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Western Specialty Contractors Restores Facade of Historic Armory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors' Springfield, Illinois, branch has restored the brick and stone facade of the historic Armory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — home to the Fighting Illini track and field team.

The armory was originally designed by William Carbys Zimmerman as a …

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Purdue University Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex Achieves LEED Silver Certification

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Two hospitals within Purdue University's new David and Bonnie Brunner Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex have received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The two facilities, a small animal hospital and an equine hospital, provide advanced veterinary medical care for animal patients, educate …

Poettker Construction Announces Executive and Manager Promotions

BREESE, IL — Poettker Construction Company recently promoted six staff members to executive and management positions. To expand Poettker’s risk management program, Charles Wilson, CSP, ASP, STSC, was promoted to Vice President of Risk Management, and Everett Kelly, CHST, was promoted to Corporate Safety Manager.

Wilson has been …

The Walsh Group Promotes Schultz to Vice President of Engineering

CHICAGO, IL — The Walsh Group announces the promotion of Erin Schultz to Vice President of Engineering within the company's transportation division. As Vice President of Engineering, Schultz will provide direction to The Walsh Group transportation business units’ estimating and pursuit teams, as well as oversee complex and specialty project …

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TRAC Approves $391.9M for Ohio DOT Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has unanimously approved the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Major New Capacity Program over the next four years. It includes nearly $392 million in new funding commitments for 27 projects. This includes …

Gov. Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2023 Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have officially kicked off the 2023 construction season.

INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith joined Capt. Ron Galaviz from Indiana State Police, Indiana Constructors Inc. President Richard Hedgecock, contractors, and industry partners near the Clear Path 465 …

Lawrence Group and KWK Architects Forge New Partnership

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based architecture firms Lawrence Group and KWK Architects announce the merger of the two firms.

KWK will merge with Lawrence Group to create a singular company in the higher education market, with more than 140 combined employees to serve colleges and universities nationwide. In addition, …

McCarthy Building Companies Ramps Up Construction of 800 MW Double Black Diamond Solar Project

ST. LOUIS, MO — Swift Current Energy is ramping up construction this spring for its Double Black Diamond solar project in central Illinois. The company has contracted St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor. Swift Current has also selected American-based First Solar to provide …

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Bettmann Joins HNTB as Data Science and Analytics Team Lead

CHICAGO, IL — Craig Bettmann joins HNTB Corporation’s digital solutions group as a Data Science and Analytics Team Lead in HNTB’s Chicago office. Bettmann brings more than two decades of experience using big data to better understand customer behavior and make process improvements. He provides data-driven solutions by utilizing …

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Ohio DOT Kicks Off 2023 Construction Season

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces that it expects to invest a record $2.5 billion into more than 1,000 projects during this year’s construction season to improve transportation and make Ohio’s roads safer across the state.

“There is no better place to be than right here …

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Firms Sought to Kickstart Construction on Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky and Ohio have put the call out to firms interested in building one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the nation — the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor — shortly after Govs. Andy Beshear of Kentucky and Mike DeWine of Ohio joined bipartisan leaders to celebrate …

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Schmidt Associates' Alspaugh Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Associate Steven K. Alspaugh, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. AIA Fellows achieve this membership honor for their work and contributions to the profession of architecture and society on a national level. Only 3 percent …

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ABC Names Galvan the 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Associated Builders and Contractors announces that Gabriel Galvan, Construction Prep Academy Instructor, ABC Indiana/Kentucky Chapter, Indianapolis, is the 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year. Galvan was honored at ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an …

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Projects Across the State Win Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) awarded 10 concrete pavement projects during the 2023 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Program at their annual workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana. Awarded projects exemplify skillful, safe, and disciplined delivery of new, reconstructed, or rehabilitated concrete pavement …

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Sakai America Announces Taylor Construction Equipment as New Dealership Partner in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Tennessee

LOUISVILLE, MS — Sakai America, Inc. announces a new partnership with Taylor Construction Equipment as the authorized asphalt roller and soil compactor dealer for Mississippi, Kentucky, and Western Tennessee.

“We’ve never been more excited to welcome a new dealer to our growing network,” said Brad Belvin, Manager of Sales …

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Phase I Construction Moves Forward on Hobbs Station Project in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IN — Indianapolis-based New City Development (NCD Partners) announces that construction is underway for Hobbs Station, a $300 million mixed-use community in the heart of Plainfield, Indiana. The project is being built in partnership with Formation Properties, and Shiel Sexton Companies is the general contractor on the project. …

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Aptitude Development to Build Student Housing at St. Louis University

ST. LOUIS, MO — Aptitude Development is set to develop The Marshall St. Louis, a 508-bed development across from St. Louis University (SLU). The Marshall St. Louis will be the 10th ground up development for Aptitude since its inception in 2014 and the seventh iteration of its Marshall brand. Construction …

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Terramac Cuts the Ribbon on New Manufacturing Facility

ST. LOUIS, MO — Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber tracked crawler carriers, has expanded its production capacity to deliver an increasing number of machines for the North American and international markets with the unveiling of their new assembly facility located in St. Louis, Missouri. This announcement follows right on …

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Western Specialty Contractors Restoring CityPlace Four Parking Garage in Creve Coeur, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors - St. Louis Concrete Branch is completing the final phases of restoration work on the CityPlace Four parking garage in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Constructed in 2001, CityPlace Four is a four-story, 103,000-square-foot office building with a 339-space connected 15,600-square-foot parking garage. A lack …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

Gilbane and Lorain Public Library System Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the Avon Branch Library

AVON, OH — After nearly two years of construction, community members recently gathered to celebrate the grand reopening of Lorain Public Library System’s newest branch in Avon, Ohio. The event included live cooking demonstrations in The Norton Family Foundation Demonstration Kitchen, tours of the space, and additional activities for children …

Dynapac North America Strengthens Dealer Network by Partnering with Alta Equipment Company in the Midwest and Florida

DETROIT, MI — Dynapac North America announces the expanded partnership with Alta Equipment Company to strengthen the product offerings and solutions to additional states across the United States. This partnership will provide customers access to Dynapac equipment, parts, and support to seven locations in Michigan, eight locations in Florida, five …

Transportation Research Partnership Celebrates Three Years of Innovation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — In recognition of National Engineers Week, the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI) is marking three years of innovative transportation research. MCTI is a partnership with the four University of Missouri campuses, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, and more to …

Aleut Awarded Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Contract by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN — Aleut Flood Management, LLC (Aleut) recently received a Multiple Award Task Order Contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) St. Paul District, which will provide construction of and/or design and construction of civil works projects within both the St. Paul and Rock Island …

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CMW Equipment Moves from St. Louis to Bridgeton, Missouri

BRIDGETON, MO — After 61 years near Olive Boulevard and I-170 in St. Louis, Missouri, CMW Equipment has moved to 12890 Pennridge Drive near I-270 and St. Charles Rock Road, in Bridgeton, Missouri. The old location was displaced by the development of a Costco, however CMW Equipment’s new location is …

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Perkins&Will Strengthens Regional Healthcare Practice with Appointment of Accardi

CHICAGO, IL — Returning to the Chicago studio of Perkins&Will where he began his career, Todd Accardi is welcomed back to the firm as a Senior Medical Planner and Associate Principal to its growing regional Healthcare Practice. Accardi will work closely with Chicago Practice Leader Jennifer Riddle Curley and Regional …

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Industry Veteran Janicek Joins Gilbane Chicago as Senior Project Executive

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Jeff Janicek joined the team as a Senior Project Executive and Healthcare Market Leader for the Chicago business unit. Janicek has 37 years of experience in the Midwest construction industry. He will leverage his expertise to drive project consistency and elevate Gilbane’s …

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RINA Enters US Infrastructure Market with Acquisition of Patrick Engineering

CHICAGO, IL — RINA, the inspection, certification, and engineering consultancy, announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Patrick Engineering Ltd., the Chicago-based engineering consultancy company active in infrastructure, transport, and renewable energy. With a turnover of approximately $82 million and 340 employees in 19 offices, Patrick …

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Western Specialty Contractors, KBS to Complete Curtain Wall Restoration at 42-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Western Specialty Contractors - Chicago Facades Branch and KBS, an owner and operator of commercial real estate buildings, are completing the restoration of a curtain wall at Accenture Tower, an award-winning, 1.46-million-square-foot, 42-story Class A office and retail property in Chicago, Illinois.

The tower, completed in …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces the winners of the 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the PCI Design Awards program, which recognizes creative and …

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Shelley Promoted to Chief Operations Officer at Schmidt Associates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, promotes firm Principal, Kevin Shelley, AIA, LEED AP to Chief Operations Officer.

With a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University, Shelley joined Schmidt Associates in 1990. He has served as an …

Illinois DOT Completes I-57 Projects, Improving Safety and Mobility Along the Corridor

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a series of improvement projects along Interstate 57 made possible by Governor JB Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital program have been completed, with another anticipated to wrap up later this year. The four projects, which involve repairing two bridges and resurfacing …

New Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioners Confirmed by the Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The appointments by Gov. Mike Parson of Warren K. Erdman and Brian Treece to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission were recently confirmed by the Missouri Senate.

Erdman is Executive Vice President - Administration and Corporate Affairs for Kansas City Southern (KCS). Prior to joining KCS …

NAPA Announces 2022 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

ZANESVILLE, OH — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2022 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award at a ceremony during the association’s …

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Berkeley School District 87, Gilbane Building Company Celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BERKELEY, IL — Berkeley School District 87, Gilbane Building Company, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the new Sunnyside Intermediate and MacArthur Middle Schools. The new 162,000-square-foot building will support grade-level centers and allow for the growth of exploratory program offerings. Having two distinct and …

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Birkey's Farm Store Names Foster as the Next Company President

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned business with locations in Illinois and Indiana, announces that Brady Foster has assumed the role of President. Over the past 15 years with Birkey’s, Foster has held leadership positions at both the dealership level and corporate level.

“Spending …

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Willhite Promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA

CHICAGO, IL — Joe Willhite has been promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy. Willhite succeeds Rebecca Nolan, who recently assumed the role of WSP USA Chief Development Officer.

As Central Region President, Willhite is responsible for growth and oversight …

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Populous-Designed TQL Stadium Wins Prix Versailles World Title

CINCINNATI, OH — Populous-designed TQL Stadium was awarded the Prix Versailles Sports 2022 World Title — the world prize for architecture and design from UNESCO.

The Prix Versailles is an original program with the aim of fostering better interaction between the economy and culture. It underlines the role economic …

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Milestone Contractors' Friess Named Chairman of ACPA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Steve Friess, Vice President of concrete operations at Milestone Contractors, LP, was named Chairman of the Board for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) at the organization's 59th Annual Meeting. Friess takes the helm at a time when the paving industry is poised to receive …

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IAAP Presents 2022 Industry Leadership Award to Holcim

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Now in the seventh year, the goal of the Industry Leadership Award is to recognize Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) member companies and individuals that have demonstrated leadership excellence within the mining industry, and whose contributions to the IAAP and industry are significant and long lasting. …

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IAAP 2022 Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference Highlights

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers’ (IAAP) 54th Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference gave those working in the aggregates industry a chance to learn about the goods and services offered by 57 of IAAP’s associate member companies. Over the course of two days, attendees …

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KAI Hires Kerr-Grant as Senior Project Architect

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI announces the hiring of Andrew Kerr-Grant, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C as its newest Senior Project Architect at its St. Louis office.

Kerr-Grant has more than 30 years of experience as a Senior Project Architect and Project Manager. He has served as the lead architect …

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Terex Utilities Promotes Cammisa to Senior Director of Services

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that Nick Cammisa has been promoted to Senior Director of Services, and will now lead the Terex Services team.

“Nick brings well-rounded experience to his role as Senior Director of Services from branch management, sales, and strategic account management, and is positioned to lead …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

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Illinois Institute of Technology Completes Three-Building Housing Project

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has completed a $70 million, three-building housing project with the opening of the Carman Hall residential facility. All three buildings, situated at the campus entryway and offering views of the Chicago skyline, were designed by German American Architect Ludwig Mies van …

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David Rubenstein Forum Named Best Tall Building Worldwide in 2022 by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the winner of its annual award for best tall building worldwide: the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago.

“With the United Nations projecting nearly 70 percent urbanization by 2050, the demand is growing for healthier, …

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Seiler Instrument Announces the Acquisition of Assets to Expand its Presence as a Geospatial Solutions Provider in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY — Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc. acquires the assets of Precision Products, LLC and Precision Capture, Inc. to provide Trimble Geospatial products and other solutions for the state of Kentucky. The asset purchase of Precision Products located in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, will add to the existing …

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4340 Duncan Receives High Honors in 2022 International Lab of the Year Awards

ST. LOUIS, MO — The SEFA Lab of the Year Awards recognize teams for creating outstanding laboratory buildings. Recipients are lab projects that excelled in all aspects of project delivery, including planning, design, and execution. 4340 Duncan earned High Honors in the 2022 competition. HOK’s adaptive reuse design repurposed …

Ohio Governor Announces 50 New Traffic Safety Projects

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Dr. Jack Marchbanks announce details on $121 million in new traffic safety projects planned for Ohio, including the installation of approximately two dozen roundabouts in numerous counties across the state.

"A top priority of my administration …

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Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

Rudolph Libbe Inc. Wins Build Ohio Award for North Star BlueScope Steel Plant Expansion Project

WALBRIDGE, OH — Rudolph Libbe Group company Rudolph Libbe Inc. (RLI), the construction manager for North Star BlueScope's 660,000-square-foot expansion project in Fulton County, was announced as the winner of the 2022 Build Ohio Award in the Industrial/Heavy category by the Ohio Association of General Contractors.

The annual award …

New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, thousands of transportation projects in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway …

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Urizar Joins Gilbane Chicago as Preconstruction Executive and Cultural Market Leader

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Sara Urizar has joined the team as a Preconstruction Executive and Cultural Market Leader for the Chicago business unit. Urizar has two decades of experience in the Midwest construction industry and will leverage her experience to drive consistency in preconstruction and elevate …

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McKissack & McKissack Appoints Jenkins Vice President of Operations for the Midwest and West

CHICAGO, IL — McKissack & McKissack, a Black- and woman-owned architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) company, announces that Girard Jenkins has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Midwest and West. The Chicago-based project executive, who has more than 35 years of experience leading public and private …

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KTGY-Designed Mixed-Use, Multifamily Development Opens in Downtown Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH — KTGY, a full-service architecture, branding, interior, and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use developments, announces the completion of Artistry Cincinnati, a mixed-use development in downtown Cincinnati. The building is part of a developing multifamily enclave that runs along the Ohio River.

Featuring 344 …

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HGA Completes MetroHealth Glick Center in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — Interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of MetroHealth System’s replacement hospital, The Glick Center, in Cleveland, Ohio. HGA reimagined the master plan of MetroHealth’s campus transformation, and led the planning, architecture, interior design, and engineering of the 11-story acute care hospital. MetroHealth’s main campus is in …

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Ryan Joins Gilbane to Manage Economic Inclusion Initiatives in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH — Gilbane Building Company announces that Marleise Ryan has joined the company in Columbus as the new Economic Inclusion Manager. In this role, Ryan will foster and strengthen relationships throughout the community to achieve company and supplier diversity goals. Ryan joins Gilbane in the wake of its historic …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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Bock Assumes Role of Deputy District Engineer for USACE Louisville District

LOUISVILLE, KY — John Bock has been selected as the new Deputy District Engineer (DDE) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. Bock, who has served as Chief of Engineering Division since 2015, assumed the new role following the retirement of Linda Murphy, who served as DDE …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Satterthwaite to CEO, Oberle to President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Brinkmann Constructors has completed a leadership succession plan that promotes Brian Satterthwaite to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Tom Oberle to President. Founder Bob Brinkmann, formerly CEO, remains engaged as Chairman of the Board for the company he launched in 1984.

Since 2010, Brinkmann had …

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KAI Hires Gray as Director of Technology & Innovation

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI announces the hiring of Micah Gray, AIA, to the new position of Director of Technology and Innovation. In this new role, Gray will work to create content, develop company standards, and train individuals on implementing industry technology into everyday practice.

“Micah is an experienced …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

Woolpert Acquires Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects, Global Experts in Mission Critical Design

CHICAGO, IL — Woolpert acquires Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects (SNHA), a full-service architecture firm that specializes in mission critical and technically challenging projects, interior design, and predesign services for commercial, civic, and education clients. SNHA has offices in Chicago and London.

Principal Neil Sheehan said SNHA wanted to join a …

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DLR Group Relocates to New Office in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH — DLR Group has relocated from a coworking space to its own workspace to accommodate additional design talent in Central Ohio.

Since the firm’s establishment in Columbus in 2018, it has designed numerous substantial projects in the region. The firm's work includes the Murphy Arts District and multiple …

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Koschmann Joins SmithGroup as Higher Education Studio Leader - Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup announces that Nate Koschmann has joined the company as the new Higher Education Studio Leader at the Chicago office. Possessing nearly 20 years of experience, he will work with experts from across SmithGroup's Higher Education, Campus Planning and Campus Strategy, and Analytics groups to create design-based …

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Martin Joins HDR as Transportation Digital Delivery Services Advisor

COLUMBUS, OH — Kevin Martin joins HDR as the Transportation Digital Delivery Services Advisor. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Martin will provide strategic support and technical expertise for digital delivery advisory projects for highway and roadway clients, including the Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State and Highway Officials, state …

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WSP USA Promotes Rome to Central Region Development Director

DALLAS, TX — Nolan Rome has been promoted to Central Region Development Director at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

In his new role, Rome will work with regional, district, and national business line (NBL) leaders to identify new business opportunities and expanded, multidisciplinary service offerings …

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Contract Awarded for Wolf Creek Dam Spillway Gates Replacement Project

JAMESTOWN, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awards a $109,450,000 contract to American Bridge Company for the Wolf Creek Dam Spillway Gates Replacement Project. The project is fully funded by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022.

Wolf Creek Dam is located on the Cumberland …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

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Former Carson's Anchor Store at Yorktown Center to be Redeveloped into Transformative Mixed-Use Asset

LOMBARD, IL — Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP), a retail developer and operating group of large open-air and enclosed shopping centers, and Synergy Construction, a development and construction firm, announce the acquisition and redevelopment of the former Carson's anchor store at Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.

The 12-acre property …

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Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Customer Appreciation Days

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument Geospatial recently continued its annual tradition of hosting open houses and customer appreciation days at its many locations throughout the Midwest. In the Construction Digest area, the event was held in the St. Louis, Missouri, location.

Seiler President Eric “Rick” Seiler Jr. and Vice …

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The UP Companies Promotes Knaust to Square UP Preconstruction Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the promotion of Josh Knaust from Estimator to the role of Preconstruction Manager at Square UP Builders.

In his new position, Knaust works with the Director of Preconstruction to establish goals for the department and to implement best practices within …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

Safe Site Check In and Procore Automate the Daily Log to Improve Labor Productivity and Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Safe Site Check In, a construction management software company for jobsite productivity, announces an integration with Procore Technologies, Inc., a global provider of construction management software. Safe Site Check In quickly and accurately integrates field data into the Procore Construction Platform to help boost …

Illinois Governor Announces Milestone for Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan; Local Governments Receive $250M for Transportation Needs

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the sixth and final $250-million installment as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program is being made to counties, municipalities, and townships to address local transportation needs.

“The landmark, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois infrastructure …

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Six State-Level Departments of Transportation Join Equity in Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At an Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) event, the leaders of the departments of transportation of California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan signed the EIP Pledge, which is aimed at leveraging infrastructure spending to build wealth in underserved communities. The event was hosted …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Gray as Director of Marketing, Herron as Marketing Coordinator

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces two new additions to the Curry team. The company welcomes Rob Gray as the new Director of Marketing, and Sara Herron as the Marketing Coordinator.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Patients Get Hands-On with Bulldozers, Excavators, and Telehandlers at Clayco-Sponsored Kids Dig Event

CHICAGO, IL — It was all smiles for the dozens of tykes attending the first annual Chicago Kids Dig, hosted by the full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm Clayco, in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

The event …

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Alexander, Global Manufacturing Facilities Development Leader, Joins Burns & McDonnell

CHICAGO, IL — Leading facilities development professional Hope Alexander joins Burns & McDonnell in Chicago to support the firm’s growing portfolio of manufacturing facility solutions and clientele nationwide. She will spearhead the development of integrated design and construction services for a diverse range of markets, including biotech/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, …

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Johnson Honored with AIA Chicago 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO, IL — AIA Chicago, the second largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the collective voice of 4,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals, announces that Ralph Johnson, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Global Design Director of Perkins&Will, founded in Chicago, …

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Walsh Construction Breaks Ground on UChicago Medicine's New Micro-Hospital and Multispecialty Center

CROWN POINT, IN — Walsh Construction joined UChicago Medicine, PMB Development, and Perkins&Will to break ground on a new 130,000-square-foot micro-hospital and multispecialty center.

The $121-million two-level facility will include:

  • A micro-hospital with an eight-bed emergency department and a short-stay inpatient unit
  • A comprehensive cancer center with infusion therapy …

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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

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Louisville District Names Mitchell as Engineering Division Chief

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announces that Ian Mitchell has been selected to serve as the new Engineering Division Chief for the district.

As the Chief of Engineering Division, Mitchell will lead a team of more than 330 personnel responsible for the execution …

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Stahler Hired as AED’s Business Development Specialist

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Mel Stahler as Business Development Specialist.

A resident of Chicago, Illinois, Stahler previously worked for Stalker Radar, where he was a Regional Sales Manager. He has extensive experience in business development inside sales.

“Mel comes to us with many …

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KAI Design Hires Ritter as Senior Project Architect

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of William Ritter, AIA, as Senior Project Architect at its St. Louis headquarters.

Ritter has nearly 40 years of design expertise, which has included roles as a Discipline Lead, Project Manager, Planner, Director of Design, Chief Architect, and Interior Designer. …

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KWK Architects Hires DeAngelo as Architectural Associate

ST. LOUIS, MO — KWK Architects announces the hiring of Jess DeAngelo as an Architectural Associate. In her new role, DeAngelo will assist the architectural team in all stages of design, including site planning, construction document preparation, and construction administration.

She has four years of industry experience, which includes a …

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The UP Companies Promotes Kyle Renaud to Director of Preconstruction, Paul Renaud to Square UP General Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the promotion of Square UP Senior Estimator Kyle Renaud to the position of UPCO Director of Preconstruction. UPCO also announces the promotion of Paul Renaud to include the expansion of his duties to General Manager of all Square UP Builders’ operating …

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Installation of Final Truss Marks One of the Last Major Milestones for Merchants Bridge Reconstruction Project

ST. LOUIS, MO — The $222-million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois near downtown St. Louis is nearing completion, and the St. Louis Regional Freightway gave invited guests and the public the opportunity to see one of the last significant milestones in the project firsthand …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

Trimble Roadworks version …

Major Projects Highlight Year Four of Rebuild Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — Entering Year Four of Rebuild Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that multiple projects in Chicago are underway or planned to begin, highlighting an ongoing commitment made possible by Gov. JB Pritzker’s historic, bipartisan capital program. Three projects represent a total investment of more than …

Class-A Industrial Project Breaks Ground in Melrose Park, Illinois

MELROSE PARK, IL — The Missner Group announces that they have broken ground on the site in Melrose Park. Previously a truck trailer storage and parking facility, the property was sold to Bridge Industrial by a joint venture between The Missner Group and Timber Hill. The new development will …

Poettker Construction Raises $52,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — Poettker Construction, a multi-generation family-owned construction company, raised $52,000 in its annual golf classic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois (BBBSIL). The golf classic was held at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois.

“We always look forward to the annual golf …

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Ohland Begins Her Term as ASME President, Aims to Promote More Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1983, Karen J. Ohland has recently begun her term as the 141st President of the society. She is an ASME Fellow and the Associate Director for Finance and Operations at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Ohland has also …

GOMACO Appoints Harper as District Manager for the Southeast United States

ATLANTA, GA — Rodney Harper has been named District Manager for the Southeast United States. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, GOMACO’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. He replaces Vinnie Miller, who had managed the territory since 1975 and will be retiring from GOMACO. …

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

IAAP Brings Together Teachers from Across Illinois for Rocks, Minerals, and Mining Workshop

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Teachers from across the state gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals, & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Everyone present refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned about …

Perinar Re-Elected as Leader of 52,000-Member Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

CHICAGO, IL — Gary Perinar, Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council, was unanimously re-elected to another four-year leadership term by the union's delegate body. As EST, Perinar oversees operations of a union that represents 52,000 carpenters in 324 counties across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Eastern …

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Industry Veteran Thompson Joins Gilbane as Operations Manager in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Matthew Thompson has joined the team as Operations Manager for the Chicago office. Thompson has two decades of experience in the Midwest commercial construction industry and will bring his design, construction, and development expertise to the company’s growing Chicagoland portfolio.

“We continue …

Trinitas Ventures, Crawford Hoying Move Forward with Next Phase of $640M Mixed-Use Development

CINCINNATI, OH — Trinitas Ventures, in partnership with Crawford Hoying, is moving forward with the second phase of their mixed-use development community in Cincinnati, Ohio: The District at Clifton Heights.

The District at Clifton Heights is the site of the former Deaconess Hospital at Clifton Avenue and Straight …

Riley Returns to HNTB as National Pursuit Champion

CLEVELAND, OH — Jim Riley returns to HNTB Corporation as National Pursuit Champion. He is based in the firm’s Cleveland office, offering continued counsel for HNTB’s clients across the country while growing the firm’s footprint as part of the national sales team.

“We are excited Jim has returned to HNTB …

HNTB Awarded Brent Spence Bridge Design-Build Assistance Contract

COLUMBUS, OH — HNTB has been selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to provide consulting services during the design-build procurement of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, Ohio and Kentucky’s largest and most significant infrastructure project.

“We are proud to continue our partnership …

Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and …

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Construction Begins on I-69 Ohio River Crossing Section 1 in Kentucky

HENDERSON, KY — Global design firm Stantec and design-build partner Ragle, Inc. have begun construction on the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) Section 1 in western Kentucky. Initiation of the project construction phase was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony with elected officials, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) personnel, Federal Highway Administration …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

Rebuild Illinois $52M Investment Improving Suburban Transit in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation announce the opening of Pace’s new maintenance and storage garage near the Plainfield Park-n-Ride, a project made possible through a $52-million investment through the governor’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.

“Our bipartisan Rebuild Illinois plan comes at …

Kentucky Governor Cuts Ribbon on Final Segment of KY 30 Project

TYNER, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the completion of a 20-year transportation project that improves safety, connectivity, and economic opportunities in southeastern Kentucky. The new, wider Kentucky Highway 30 stretches 33 miles from Booneville to London. Beshear also unveiled honorary signage naming …

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ASCE Toledo Honors Anthony Wayne Bridge

BOWLING GREEN, OH — The Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo was designated a historic civil engineering landmark recently during a ceremony at Middlegrounds Metropark.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Toledo Section (ASCE Toledo) chose to recognize the bridge in honor of their 100th anniversary. A permanent educational display about …

Dowdell Elected AIA’s 2024 President

CHICAGO, IL — Delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected HOK’s Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect.

As the 100th AIA president, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial president.

In addition to her role as …

Bowman Awarded $15.9M Contract for Chicagoland Area Projects

CHICAGO, IL — Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman), announces that the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority awarded the company a $15.9-million professional engineering services contract to provide construction management services for the roadway widening and reconstruction on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Ogden Avenue and Cermak Road.

The contract includes …

HNTB Names Reed Highway Design Group Director

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation names Christine Reed, PE, its Highway Design Group Director in Illinois. An Associate Vice President based in the Chicago office, Reed will manage the delivery of ongoing projects with the Chicago Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Chicago Department of Water Management, …

Governors from Ohio and Kentucky Reveal Revamped Plans that Shrink Brent Spence Corridor

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reveal updated bridge maps detailing new lane configurations and revamped plans to deliver the regionally-transformative Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project with fewer property impacts.

”It has been important from the beginning to make sure we’re meeting the needs …

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PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

Transformative I-75 Widening Project in Laurel County Nears Completion

FRANKFORT, KY — A three-year project in Laurel County to widen Interstate 75 recently wrapped up, giving drivers a safer, more efficient way to travel the high-traffic route from exit 29 in Corbin to Covington.

The $120-million Laurel County projects — divided into a northern and southern section — expanded …

USDOT Helps Advance Multi-Modal Project in Northern Indiana with a $203.3M Loan for the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project

HAMMOND, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement (RRIF) Program loan of up to $203.3 million to finance a portion of the $852 million in eligible costs for the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project. The eight-mile …

Governor Beshear and Kentucky Officials Break Ground on I-69 ORX

HENDERSON, KY — The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge/Executive Brad Schneider and Evansville, Indiana, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined forces to break …

Indy DPW, Mayor Hogsett Kick Off Construction on Circle City Forward - Phase 2

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce the start of construction for Circle City Forward Phase 2 — a $25-million initiative targeting the reconstruction of residential streets. The full program will comprise more than 240 street segments across …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Construction Management for Zero-Emission Blue Line Bus Rapid Transit in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Stantec has been selected to lead construction management for the $220-million Blue Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Indianapolis. Once completed, it will be the city’s third BRT route, providing critical connections to the airport, the existing Red Line and planned Purple Line, and other frequent …

Schmidt Associates Hires Martin as Architectural Graduate, Ferise as Construction Administration Assistant

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces the appointments of Trisha Martin as an Architectural Graduate, and Melissa Ferise as a Construction Administration Assistant.

With dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and art history from the University …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

Fecon Announces Flexsenhar as New COO

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the hiring of new personnel as Brandon Flexsenhar joins the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within the company. He has served in a variety of production and operations positions with companies such as Caterpillar, LB Steel, Fairbanks Morse Engine, Putzmeister, and …

Interplan LLC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

LEMONT, IL — Architecture and engineering firm Interplan LLC announces a major milestone: celebrating its 50th anniversary. Launched in 1972 in a little red school house in Lemont, Illinois, Interplan now prepares the next generation of young leaders to keep the brand vibrant and relevant while building upon the values …

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Safety Culture in the Workplace: How Generational Differences Present Challenges, Opportunities

MILWAUKEE, WI — How do you create an effective safety culture in the workplace when you have an employee base that is so diverse?

It’s an important question for equipment manufacturers to ask and answer, and the latter can’t really be accomplished without a better understanding of what “culture” refers …

Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

No one in the construction industry needs to be made aware of rising diesel prices over the past year. They have felt the pain. Through the first week in July, the average price of diesel fuel was nearly 70 percent higher than the year prior. There is no single magic …

Leica Geosystems Launches New Safety Awareness Module in Leica ConX Cloud Solution

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announces the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems’ safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response, …

Poole Re-Joins KWK Architects as Architectural/Interior Designer

ST. LOUIS, MO — Architectural/Interior Designer Minnie Poole, Assoc. AIA & IIDA, has returned to KWK Architects following a brief hiatus.

“I left KWK Architects to pursue a position at another firm, but realized pretty quickly that KWK is where I do my best work and where I truly …

Tarlton Promotes Sweeso to Manager of Preconstruction and Estimating

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Greg Sweeso, Associate DBIA, to Manager of Preconstruction and Estimating.

Sweeso has been serving as Preconstruction Lead on the Fuhr Science Center renovation and addition at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, and …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

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The UP Companies Make Strategic Leadership Transitions

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the recent transition of President Michael B. Kennedy to the role of Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President and Partner Brian W. Arnold to the role of President.

As CEO, Kennedy will continue to focus on business development opportunities, stakeholder relationships, …

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McCann Industries is Now a Kobelco Dealer in Illinois

ADDISON, IL — McCann Industries, Inc. announces that the company now represents the full line of Kobelco excavators. In addition to offering their specialty, compact, mid size, and large machines, McCann will also add them to their rental fleet and provide Kobelco parts and service. They will represent the product …

Chelupati Named to Inaugural 40 Under 40 by AAEES

CLEVELAND, OH — Muralikrishna Chelupati, Stantec Senior Engineer in Cleveland, has been selected to the inaugural class of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ (AAEES) 40 Under 40 winners. The honor recognizes outstanding professionals who help to advance the fields of environmental science or environmental engineering. …

Geldert-Murphey Elected 2024 President of American Society of Civil Engineers

EVANSVILLE, IN — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) members elected Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., F. ASCE, as President of the society for the 2023-2024 term, after a month-long election.

Geldert-Murphey is currently Chair of ASCE’s Public Policy and Practice Committee, which coordinates public policy and government relations activities …

Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indy DPW Propose $10M in Street Repairs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce a planned investment of $10 million for immediate roadway repairs across Marion County. This funding would allow for street resurfacing over and beyond the previously announced 2022 construction budget and capital program.

Utilizing …

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Ohio DOT Announces Winners of Annual Roadeo

LIMA, OH — Employees from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 garages in Wyandot and Hancock counties were named winners in the ODOT District 1 truck and loader roadeo in Lima, Ohio.

Dylan Neff, who works as a Highway Technician in the Wyandot County garage, won the truck …

Schmidt Associates Hires Reddy as Project Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY — The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces that Veena Reddy, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP has been hired as a Project Manager | Associate based in the firm's Louisville, Kentucky, office.

With 20 years of experience in the …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

KAI Enterprises and The UP Companies Corporate Safety Director Named 2021 Safety Professional of the Year

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Enterprises and The UP Companies (UPCO) announce that their joint Corporate Safety Director Steve Richardson has been named the 2021 Safety Professional of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). KAI and UPCO Assistant Safety Director Nate …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. surged by 19 percent from 2019 to 2021. Traffic fatalities began to increase dramatically in 2020 even as vehicle travel rates plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic fatalities continued to increase in 2021 as vehicle travel returned to …

WCMLE 2022 to be Held in November at the Wisconsin Exposition Center

WEST ALLIS, WI — The Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE), formerly CONEX, has been scheduled to take place this year on November 2 and 3, 2022, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on …

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Stantec Promotes Wright to Regional Business Leader for the Buildings Practice

CHICAGO, IL — Global design firm Stantec announces the promotion of James Wright to Regional Business Leader for the U.S. North Central and Gulf regions of their Buildings practice.

With more than 20 years in the design industry, Wright brings an understanding of the nuances and challenges of leading a …

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Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Appoints O'Dell as New Director

CHICAGO, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. announces the appointment of Sean E. O’Dell, PE to the Board of Directors by its shareholders at the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting.

O’Dell is a leader with broad industry expertise. Throughout his 20-year career, he has held leadership positions both inside and outside …

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Illinois Earns C- on its 2022 Infrastructure Report Card While Making Strides on Roads and Transit

CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) reveals its 2022 Infrastructure Report Card, giving the state an overall grade of C-. Illinois’ civil engineers studied 11 infrastructure categories. Of those 11, six categories are in mediocre condition, and five categories are in poor …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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HDR Promotes Selhorst to Ohio Transportation Leader, Stremmel to Ohio Transportation Business Development Leader

COLUMBUS, OH — HDR promotes two planning and design professionals to help lead its holistic transportation services. HDR’s Matt Selhorst, AICP, has accepted a new role as the Ohio Transportation Leader, and HDR’s Jake Stremmel will now serve as the Ohio Transportation Business Development Leader.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, …

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Tsurumi Pump Hires Donahue as Engineer to Support Expansion of New Product Lines

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL — Tsurumi Pump hires Pat Donahue to support the expansion of new product offerings in the North American market, in particular its line of explosion-proof submersible pumps, the AVANT Series.

Donahue was recruited to help the company grow its product offerings and boost levels of technical support. …

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Bramco Introduces Dobson as New Chief Financial Officer

LOUISVILLE, KY — Bramco, Inc., parent company for Brandeis Machinery and Supply, Power Equipment, Certified Rental, and Bramco-MPS, introduces Chad Dobson as Chief Financial Officer.

“The Bramco Family of Companies are well respected throughout our region, accustomed to delivering a high level of trust and …

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Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

Most construction jobs run on tight timelines and margins, and to keep everything running on schedule and within budget, fleet managers use telematics to give visibility into their equipment’s location and operating condition any time of the day or night.

Telematics has been around for quite a while, however, it …

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Construction Salaries are on the Rise According to NCCER 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per …

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Aly, Aubuchon, and Littlejohn Promoted to Project Manager at Tarlton

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Travis Aly, Kurt Aubuchon, and Cory Littlejohn to Project Manager.

Aly started with Tarlton as a Project Engineer in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Project Engineer in 2017. He has …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

Transportation Advocates Hail Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Transportation Lockbox

CHICAGO, IL — A diverse coalition of industry groups praised the recent ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that Cook County and other home-rule units of government must comply with the Safe Roads Amendment to the Illinois Constitution.

The Supreme Court heard this appeal arising from a case brought against …

Ohio Governor Increases Aid for Local Bridges

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces that he is increasing Ohio’s yearly funding allocation for local bridge projects by $47.5 million for the next five years, bringing Ohio’s annual investment in county and municipal bridges to $112.5 million per year.

Funding provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation …

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Governor Holcomb, Indiana DOT Kick Off 2022 Next Level Roads Construction Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently joined Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Mike Smith, law enforcement, and road construction industry partners to kick off the 2022 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at the Indianapolis Traffic Management Center on the far east …

Superior Construction Promotes Carlson to Director of Construction Services

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces the promotion of long-time employee Jeff Carlson to Director of Construction Services. In the newly created role at Superior, Carlson will manage labor relations, collective bargaining negotiations, man-hour allocations, and workforce development across the Midwest region.

“I am …

EPA Announces $308M Through WIFIA Loans to Modernize Water Infrastructure in Joliet, Illinois

JOLIET, IL — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces two Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $308 million to the City of Joliet, Illinois. EPA’s WIFIA loans will support the Alternative Water Source Program, which will tap into Lake Michigan as a sustainable source of drinking …

Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

Most hazards you’ll find on a construction site are big and generally obvious. It might be the inherent danger of certain power tools, the possibility of an electric shock, or the potential for a fall. Because workers recognize these hazards, they can take steps to avoid or minimize them.

But …

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Herrera Joins Gilbane Building Company as Senior Project Executive in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Santos Herrera has joined the company as Senior Project Executive in the downtown Chicago office, focused on Gilbane’s strategic growth in the life sciences market sector throughout the Midwest. Herrera has 30 years of domestic and international construction experience in the life …

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ABC Announces Perry as 2022 Young Professional of the Year

CINCINNATI, OH — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces Luke Perry — Vice President at Perry Contracting, in Cincinnati, Ohio — received ABC’s 2022 Young Professional of the Year Award. Perry was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Young Professional of the Year is chosen …

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ALL Crane Promotes Bacci to Ohio Sales Manager, Doyle to General Manager of ALT Sales

CLEVELAND, OH — The ALL Family of Companies names Josh Bacci the new Ohio Sales Manager for ALL Erection & Sales Corp. Bacci previously served as General Manager of ALT Sales Corp., the boom truck arm of ALL. Bacci began his career with the ALL Family of Companies in …

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Ohio DOT to Invest Nearly $2B into Transportation this Year

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces the launch of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2022 construction season.

This year, Ohio is investing nearly $2 billion on 829 projects across the state. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent goes toward preserving existing infrastructure. Crews will improve 661 …

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Woolpert Welcomes Midwest Aviation Engineering and Construction Leader Gotschall

COLUMBUS, OH — David Gotschall, a leader in aviation engineering and construction, joins Woolpert as a Project Manager. Gotschall has 34 years of experience in the design and construction of airfields, roadways, and underground utilities, as well as in project coordination and communication, contract management, and budget management.

Gotschall …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Luby Equipment as 2021 North American Dealer of the Year

FENTON, MO — Takeuchi-US names Luby Equipment as its 2021 North American Dealer of the Year. Luby Equipment received this honor based on various metrics Takeuchi uses to evaluate its dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Luby Equipment provides Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals at six locations throughout …

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2022 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Announced

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association recently announced the 2022 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards during the 2022 Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop at the Indianapolis Marriott North. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding concrete paving projects completed during the previous year (2021). Projects …

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New App Forecasts Future Liquid Asphalt Prices Lowering Financial Risk for Asphalt Producers and Highway Contractors

KENNESAW, GA — Liquid asphalt must compete with other products that are refined from crude oil, and energy prices are currently soaring due to inflation. Imagine bidding today’s cash price and the cost of the hedge instead of guessing at some future price. The solution is a new app that …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Ward as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) hires Cody Ward to serve as its new Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Ward will be tasked with the research and implementation of long-term growth strategies for the heavy equipment distributor.

“We had the good fortune to discover Cody through one of …

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Nelch Promoted to Tarlton Project Director

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Andrew Nelch, LEED AP, to Project Director.

Nelch began his career with Tarlton in April 2006 as a Project Engineer. In August 2018 he was promoted to Senior Project Manager, having previously …

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Tarlton Garners 2022 AGC of America Merit Award in the Construction Risk Partners Build America Competition

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. was recognized with a Merit Award for its work on the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, a first-of-its-kind immersive outdoor exhibit at the Saint Louis Zoo, in the 2022 Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards from the Associated General Contractors of America …

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Western Specialty Contractors Chicago Branch Receives 2021 ICRI Project of Year for Extra Storage Space Concrete Restoration

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors - Chicago Branch has received the 2021 International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Chicago Chapter Project of the Year Award for its concrete restoration work at Extra Space Storage in Chicago. Western received its award at the chapter’s dinner meeting.

“Extra Space Storage was …

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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

Modjeski and Masters Selected as Design Engineer of Record for Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

PARKERSBURG, WV — Modjeski and Masters has been selected by Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) as the Engineer of Record for the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation. As part of the PBP team, Modjeski and Masters will provide all of the design engineering services for the steel truss and girder bridge that …

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Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

Cushing joins Zurich NA as Head of Construction Casualty

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Zurich North America Head of Construction Kelly Kinzer announces that Tobias “Toby” Cushing has joined Zurich as Head of Construction Casualty for U.S. National Accounts, which serves large corporate and captive customers.

Cushing comes to Zurich from The Hartford, where he most recently was Head of Construction …

ABC Names United Group Services Contractor of the Year

WEST CHESTER, OH — Associated Builders and Contractors names United Group Services (UGS), headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, its 2022 Contractor of the Year. This award recognizes contractor companies for corporate integrity and commitment to safety, professional development, and expert craftsmanship. The award was presented at the 32nd annual Excellence …

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O’Hare Runway 9C-27C Earns Honor and Judges Choice Awards from ACEC-Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — O’Hare Runway 9C-27C was awarded an Honor Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards 2022 presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Illinois. Frank Grimaldi, Deputy Commissioner - Construction, and Alex Leon, Deputy Commissioner - Design & GIS, for the Chicago Department of Aviation, …

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Woolpert Hires Lesko as Construction Management and Inspection Team Leader

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Woolpert announces it has hired Ian Lesko as Construction Management and Inspection Team Leader. Lesko will lead Woolpert’s Midwest construction management staff and services, with a focus on aviation and roads and bridges throughout the region. He will work out of the firm’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office.

Lesko …

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HNTB Names Ivy Central States Office Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation names Gretchen Ivy, PE, as Central States Office Leader, overseeing offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa. A Vice President based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Ivy brings more than two decades of experience in delivering innovative projects and policy guidance to …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Kentucky and Ohio

LEXINGTON, KY — HDR projects in Kentucky and Ohio received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on …

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Minnich Manufacturing Educates Dealer Network Through Minnich University

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, recently launched Minnich University — a program aimed at educating Minnich dealer sales teams with essential product knowledge and hands-on demonstrations.

Minnich University is held four times a year at Minnich …

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Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Rail Receives $31.8M Federal Boost

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) together with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announce a $31.8-million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago. …

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KAI Design Welcomes Wagoner as Project Architect in St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Jake Wagoner, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED Green Associate, as Project Architect at its St. Louis office.

Wagoner has 13 years of industry design experience, with expertise in conceptual design layout, evidence-based design, sustainable building practices, and construction administration.

As …

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KAI Design Hires Clark as Senior Architectural Designer in St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Scott Clark, Assoc. AIA, as Senior Architectural Designer at its St. Louis, Missouri, office.

Clark’s new role includes contributing to the design process to prepare presentations and documents during schematic design, design development, and construction documents. He capitalizes on …

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Tarlton Announces Promotions of Julius, Phinney, and Picha

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, announces the 2021 promotions of three members of its operations team — Brian Julius, John Phinney, and Andrew Picha — to Project Manager.

Julius started with Tarlton in May 2016 as a …

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Duane Mueller Recognized as Top 100 CEO by Titan 100

ST. LOUIS, MO — Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP announce Duane Mueller, CEO of Cissell Mueller Construction Inc. (CMCI), as a 2022 Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes St. Louis’ Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives as the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry …

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KWK Architects Designs New Mass Spectrometry Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis took another step toward transforming its education spaces to meet its modern vision with the recent completion of a new Mass Spectrometry Center designed by KWK Architects.

Constructed on the fourth floor of the Medical School’s 4444 …

Abolt Named Lead of AECOM’s Energy Business

CHICAGO, IL — AECOM announces Bill Abolt has been named Lead of its U.S. Energy practice, based in the Chicago, Illinois, office. Abolt will spearhead efforts to broaden AECOM’s next-generation energy initiatives and further develop a national network to manage grid modernization, vehicle electrification, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

“With …

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Luby Equipment Promotes Swafford to Used Equipment Manager

FENTON, MO — Luby Equipment Services announces that Jenny Swafford is the new Used Equipment Manager. Swafford's former position was the Global Used Sales Representative for the past three years, and she has been based at the corporate headquarters in Fenton, Missouri.

“Jenny has done an excellent job supporting our …

Terracon Acquires Wang Engineering Inc. of Illinois

LOMBARD, IL — Terracon, an employee-owned firm with a history of providing engineering consulting services, announces it has acquired Wang Engineering Inc. (Wang) of Lombard, Illinois, which specializes in geotechnical engineering, construction inspection, and materials testing services.

Over the past 39 years, Wang has provided geotechnical services to a …

Why Ongoing Safety Programs are Critical

Most companies understand that safety is an important part of today’s workplace, but they may not realize why ongoing safety programs are critical to their organization’s well-being.

Some companies view safety as a “check the box” kind of activity, believing that once they’ve addressed safety topics, they’ve done what they …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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Yanmar Compact Equipment Honors Vermeer Midwest as 2021 Dealer of the Year

CHESTERFIELD, MO — Yanmar Compact Equipmentrecognizes Vermeer Midwest as its 2021 Multi-Location Dealer of the Year.

“Vermeer Midwest took it to a new level this year. Their dedication to representing the Yanmar CE brand and sharing its value with their customers really sets them apart,” said Jeff Pate Director …

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Shedd Aquarium Unveils $500M Vision

CHICAGO, IL — Shedd Aquarium recently unveiled a new, comprehensive strategic vision aimed at ensuring a more equitable, sustainable, and thriving future for people and aquatic life. The multi-faceted Centennial Commitment is a transformational investment in Chicago communities and aquatic ecosystems around the world, requiring half a billion dollars and …

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Chicago’s Focal Point Community Campus Gets the Green Light

CHICAGO, IL — The Chicago City Council has approved the first-of-its-kind, mixed-use community Focal Point Community Campus, anchored by a new Saint Anthony Hospital — a 30-contiguous-acre project in the works for over a decade. Approximately half a million Chicagoans live in the area that will be served by the …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Mecalac Adds Seven Dealers to Growing North American Network

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomed seven new North American dealers to its growing network. Located in Virginia, New York, Tennessee, Idaho, Kentucky, and Colorado in the U.S. as well as British Columbia in Canada, the expanded …

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The Korte Company Promotes Several Employees into Key Positions

ST. LOUIS, MO — Derek Brauer has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Procurement of The Korte Company and is responsible for managing new business development as well as directing preconstruction activities. Brauer began his career at The Korte Company in 2000 as a Project Engineer. He was also …

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Todd Korte to Serve as Executive Chairman, Brent Korte Promoted to President & CEO of The Korte Company

ST. LOUIS, MO — Todd Korte will begin his role as Executive Chairman of The Korte Company after serving 21 years as the company’s President & CEO.

Brent Korte, The Korte Company’s former Chief Operating Officer was named the company’s new President & CEO. In the 63-year history of …

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HNTB Adds Pfeiffer as Roadway Department Manager in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Travis Pfeiffer, PE, joins HNTB as Roadway Department Manager in the firm’s St. Louis office, helping deliver large-scale infrastructure projects across Missouri and Illinois.

Prior to joining HNTB, Pfeiffer was a Senior Highway Engineer and Project Manager for another consulting firm. His expertise covers various …

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SITE Improvement Association Board Elects Moriarity President

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Board of Directors of the SITE Improvement Association elects Pat Moriarity as President, Kevin Keenoy as Vice President, and Steve Roden as Secretary/Treasurer for 2022. Moriarity is President of Concrete Strategies, LLC, Keenoy is Co-Owner of GS Grinding Services, and Roden is President …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

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NAPA Announces Winner of Top National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winner and finalists of the 2021 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest quality highway pavements.

Eurovia Atlantic Coast, dba Northeast Paving Co. …

NAPA Announces 2021 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2021 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement utilizing less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their awards during NAPA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, …

Heritage Construction + Materials Announces Dillon as Chief Executive Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Heritage Construction + Materials (HC+M) announces the appointment of Geoff Dillon as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dillon succeeds former CEO Jim Fehsenfeld, who will transition from CEO to the Vice Chair of HC+M’s board of directors.

“Geoff is a leader who deeply cares about …

Riley Joins HDR to Lead Transportation Practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Joe Riley, P.E., joins HDR as the Area Transportation Manager for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Based in the Philadelphia office, Riley will partner with the transportation teams throughout each state to provide clients with solutions. He will coordinate appropriate staff and resources, oversee key projects, …

IAAP Convention and Safety Conference Highlights

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Attendees of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers' (IAAP) 53rd Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference recently gathered in Springfield, Illinois, to learn about the goods and services offered by 63 of IAAP’s associate member companies with booths in the expo. The event featured two days …

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Illinois Governor Announces Nearly $220M in Rebuild Illinois Funding to Support Local Transit, Ports Projects

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce that almost $111.4 million has been awarded to transit providers downstate as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The governor also announced an additional $108.3 million for public ports in Illinois. The two …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

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Epiroc Announces New Dealer Partnership to Benefit Quarry Customers

BROOMFIELD, CO — As part of the new dealer partnership, Ohio-based Allied Pedestal Boom Systems (PBS) will package boom systems with an Epiroc hydraulic breaker for U.S. quarry and mining customers. Allied PBS manufactures mobile, portable, and stationary boom systems for mines, quarries, and industrial sites.

“We are proud to …

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American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice Recognizes Hamilton County Coroner's Office & Crime Lab

CINCINNATI, OH — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) has recognized the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and Crime Lab in its 2021 Justice Facilities Review Awards program. The new 83,500-square-foot modern and light-filled facility with autopsy, forensic lab, office, and training spaces, replaces an …

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Western Specialty Contractors Branch in Cleveland Takes Home Top Industry Honors

CLEVELAND, OH — The Western Specialty Contractors branch in Cleveland, Ohio, is ending the year’s fourth quarter on a high note by receiving a top industry award. Western’s Cleveland branch was honored with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Northern Ohio Chapter’s Industry Partner of the Year Award.

Established …

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Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers Names Fisher Partner

FORT WAYNE, IN — Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers (BCV) announces the promotion of Karen Fisher to Partner. As a Registered Architect and employee of BCV since 2012, Fisher brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm’s K-12 clients, as it relates to architectural design and implementation in educational facilities.

“I …

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Schmidt Associates Hires Ekser as Architectural Graduate

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, hires Elif Ekser as an Architectural Graduate.

An Istanbul, Turkey native, Ekser, along with her identical twin sister, attended Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts where they received Bachelor of Architecture degrees. From 2010 to …

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Kentucky Motorists Lose $4.7B Annually on Roads that are Rough, Congested, and Lack Some Desirable Safety Features

LOUISVILLE, KY — Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested, or lack some desirable safety features cost Kentucky motorists a total of $4.7 billion statewide annually — as much as $2,154 per driver in some urban areas — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays. Increased …

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Marchesi Sr. Honored with President's Award from Site Improvement Association

ST. LOUIS, MO — Frank Marchesi, Sr., of Bi-State Utilities Co., has received the President’s Award from the SITE Improvement Association in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization. The award is SITE’s highest honor and is given to a member who has provided …

Birkey’s Transfers 100 Percent Ownership of Company to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Birkey’s Farm Store, headquartered in Champaign, is now 100 percent employee-owned, as it has transitioned its business structure to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

“Our employees are the reason for our success, and creating the ESOP will recognize and reward them for their efforts going …

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USGBC Ohio Announces its 2022 Leaders

COLUMBUS, OH — USGBC Ohio announces the members of the 2022 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of Ohio green building professionals volunteer time and resources to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional, and global goals. MLAB members were selected …

Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

Seiler Instrument Announces the Acquisition of Assets to Expand its Presence as a Geospatial Solutions Provider in Iowa and Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Precision Midwest to provide Trimble Geospatial products and solutions for the state of Iowa, all of northern Illinois, and the northwest counties of Lake and Porter, Indiana. The asset purchase of Precision Midwest located in …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

TELL CITY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action …

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Chicago’s Red and Purple Modernization Program Reaches Major Milestone with Completion of Critical Rail Bypass

CHICAGO, IL — Stantec celebrates the opening of the Red-Purple Bypass, a milestone in the largest capital project in the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) history. Recently, the first train traveled on the new bypass, officially removing a bottleneck north of Belmont Station, where as many as 150,000 riders travel daily …

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Baxter & Woodman Appoints Washkowiak to Chief Innovation Officer, Fluhr to Vice President of Transportation

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers announces the promotion of Matthew D. Washkowiak, PE, to Chief Innovation Officer and the promotion of Jason J. Fluhr, PE, PTOE, to Vice President of Transportation.

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Fecon Announces Zeller as New Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the addition of Dallas Zeller as a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest region. In his new role, Zeller will assist distributors and other sales channel partners in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin in …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in the Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES, IA and IL — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Quad Cities communities to celebrate opening the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge to traffic.

Governor Kim Reynolds (IA) provided …

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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Beimborn as Midwest Territory Sales Manager

RICHFIELD, WI — Hy-Brid Lifts announces JJ Beimborn’s transition from Service Manager to Midwest Territory Sales Manager. His new role will include promoting the growing Hy-Brid Lifts product line, establishing and maintaining customer relationships, and supporting customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

“I’m looking forward …

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BOMAG Americas, CMW Equipment Expand Coverage in Missouri and Southern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — BOMAG Americas announces the expansion of its partnership with CMW Equipment in Missouri. CMW Equipment will help pave the way for growth in Missouri’s and southern Illinois’ roadbuilding and construction markets.

“Joining with BOMAG Americas to provide their equipment to our customers makes for a great …

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KAI Design Hires Keefer as Senior Project Manager in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Charles Keefer, AIA, NCARB as a Senior Project Manager at its St. Louis office.

With more than 20 years of experience in both architecture and project management, Keefer has been exposed throughout his career to a wide range of projects, …

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Tarlton Garners Top 2021 Construction Keystone Awards from AGC of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. won top honors in the 2021 Construction Keystone Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for two separate projects — renovations on two floors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and its work on the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, a first-of-its-kind …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

ST. LOUIS, MO — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

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Poettker Construction Breaks Ground on 725,000-Square-Foot Riverport Trade Center

BREESE, IL — Poettker Construction, a family-owned construction company, recently broke ground on Riverport Trade Center in Maryland Heights, Missouri. NorthPoint Development contracted Poettker Construction for the project, which includes three distribution warehouse buildings totaling over 725,000 square feet.

The Class A warehouse complex will consist of three rear-loaded …

Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply Announce Merger

EVANSVILLE, IN — Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply announce a merger of their two-family businesses broadening not only their geographic coverage, but their company-wide capabilities.

“I am thrilled to connect with the vast customers, sales team, and the operational excellence Allied provides with a broader customer base offering …

Strader Promoted to Vice President for Bramco-MPS

LOUISVILLE, KY — Bramco-Material Processing Solutions (MPS), a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of its General Manager, Mark Strader, to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective January 1, 2022.

“Mark joined Bramco-MPS five years ago and brought …

Brandeis Machinery Announces Promotion of Young to Vice President

LOUISVILLE, KY — Brandeis Machinery, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Chip Young, General Manager, Material Handing and Technology Solutions to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective, January 1, 2022.

“Chip has done an outstanding …

Recognizing and Addressing Worker Stress on Jobsites

Stress has been a part of human lives from the beginning. In the past year, we’ve seen additional attention placed on stress and its effects thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and highly publicized statements from top athletes and celebrities. Because stress can have a profound effect on the well-being of …

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Schmidt Associates Announces Retirement of Judd

LOUISVILLE, KY — After enjoying a 40-year career in architecture, Associate Arnold "Arne" Judd AIA, LEED AP is retiring from Schmidt Associates. Judd is a registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Judd was inspired by his father who was Lead Partner in Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan (known as …

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SmithGroup, AECOM Celebrate Groundbreaking of the New Louisville VA Medical Center

LOUISVILLE, KY — SmithGroup and AECOM celebrate the groundbreaking of the new VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The firms join the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District, to commemorate this milestone. With an area of over 972,000 square feet, …

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Sullair Aims to Close the Skills Gap Through Collaboration, Community Outreach

MICHIGAN CITY, IN — “If you try to go at it alone, you may not realize as much success as working together to overcome a shared issue.”

That is how Stephanie Roberts summed up what has been an enduring lesson for both her company and others within the equipment manufacturing …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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IAAP Annual Golf Outing Raises Nearly $11,000

PEORIA, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers' (IAAP) annual golf outing was recently held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Illinois, with 183 golfers attending the event. Due to the support of everyone attending, the outing raised $10,920 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. …

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Cissell Mueller Construction, Creative Testing Solutions Break Ground on Flagship Lab and Operations Project

ST. LOUIS, MO — Cissell Mueller Construction (CMCI) announces a partnership with Creative Testing Solutions (CTS) to deliver a $30-million flagship lab and operations facility located in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Design partners include Smithgroup’s Phoenix team for architectural and interior design, Intertek-PSI for geotechnical engineering, The Clayton Engineering Company, …

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Fanning Howey Achieves 80th LEED Certified Design with Warren Elementary School

VINCENT, OH — Fanning Howey-designed Warren Elementary School in Vincent, Ohio, (Warren Local Schools) was recently certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Administered by the USGBC, LEED for Schools is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green schools. This recent …

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With U.S. Vehicle Travel Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels, Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments, and New Federal Transportation Funding Reaching States, Additional Investment in U.S. Freight Network will be Needed to Improve Supply Chain Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC — As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain …

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Seiler Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co., Inc. recently marked its 75th Anniversary with a celebration at its main office in St. Louis, Missouri. The company also has seven additional geospatial sales offices in Lenexa, Kansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lansing and Detroit, Michigan; and Omaha, …

Hafer Announces Strategic Expansion

CARBONDALE, IL — Hafer announces a strategic expansion into two new markets with the acquisition of hmb ARCHITECTS LLC in Carbondale, Illinois, and the opening of a new branch in Columbus, Ohio. hmb ARCHITECTS LLC is an architecture and interior design firm with a suite of clients spanning the United …

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EPA Announces $20M WIFIA Loan to Upgrade Aging Water Infrastructure, Improve Climate Resiliency in Evanston, Illinois

EVANSTON, IL — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $20-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Evanston, Illinois, to upgrade aging infrastructure that brings water from Lake Michigan to the city’s drinking water treatment plant. This project, supported by EPA’s WIFIA loan, …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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JLL Project and Development Services Announces Yazbec as National Sector Lead

CHICAGO, IL — JLL Project and Development Services (PDS) announces Mike Yazbec as National Sector Lead, Americas PDS. In this newly created role, Yazbec will oversee business growth across the commercial real estate sectors of office, industrial, retail, life sciences, hospitality, health care, higher education, sports, and entertainment, while driving …

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Final List of Major-New Projects Approved by TRAC

COLUMBUS, OH — The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has given final approval to the annual list of projects to receive funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Major New Capacity Program over the next four years. It includes more than $292 million in new funding commitments.

“Our …

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Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge Replacement Named Best Construction Project of 2020 by National Trade Association

LOUISIANA, MO — Louisiana, Missouri’s Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge replacement was the most significant construction project of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announces. As a result, the project’s contractor, Massman Construction Co., received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the …

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Humphrey Named USACE Louisville District Operations Division Chief

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announces that Waylon Humphrey has been selected to serve as the new Operations Division Chief for the district, effective November 22, 2021.

As the Chief of Operations Division, Humphrey will have responsibility for overall direction, staff management, and …

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SMH Group Announces Partnership with Kirby-Smith Machinery

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — SMH Group US announces that it is adding Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. to its dealer network for Atlas material handlers.

"We are excited to add such a major dealer to the network," said Tom Hickson, General Manager of SMH Group.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in …

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First New Truss Installed at Merchants Bridge in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Walsh Construction reached a significant milestone in the rehabilitation of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis’ historic Merchants Bridge. The first new steel truss, measuring 520 feet long and weighing 9 million pounds, was floated, raised, and put in place over the Mississippi River. The …

HNTB Vice President Honored with National Leadership Impact Award

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB announces that Chicago Office Leader and Vice President Albert Sosa is an honoree of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation’s 2021 Leadership Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding leaders in transportation whose professional careers reflect strong and consistent contributions toward industry advocacy, driving …

Contractor from Illinois Receives 2021 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Award

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — A transportation construction company from Illinois was recognized for its outstanding employee safety program during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Aldridge Electric Inc. from Libertyville, Illinois, won in the over 1 million personnel hours category.

The …

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Closing a Critical Gap In Utility Safety: Identifying Serious Injury and Fatality Potential

Most utility companies have stepped up their safety efforts in recent years, and the decline in safety events and minor injuries provides positive proof that safety programs are an effective way to protect workers.

However, there’s a disturbing trend underlying this success: despite all the progress in worksite safety, the …

Poettker Construction Hosts Boy Scouts Safety Center

ST. LOUIS, MO — Poettker Construction, a second-generation family-owned construction company, hosted a safety merit badge center at its headquarters campus in Breese, Illinois, for the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council.

Twenty-two Scouts from troops across the St. Louis region participated in the clinic to …

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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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Choi Joins HDR as Design Principal in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Jae Choi, AIA, NCARB, joins HDR as Design Principal for the Chicago architecture studio.

In his role, Choi will champion design excellence initiatives for the local office and region, helping to advance successful, sustainable design solutions for clients in the health, science, education, and civic sectors. …

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Ohio Cuts Ribbon on World's Most Connected Highway: The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

EAST LIBERTY, OH — Scissors in hand, public and private sector partners from across Ohio and around the globe opened the world’s most connected highway in central Ohio. The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, a living lab of The Beta District, runs from the City of Dublin on the east end …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Indy DPW Detail Plan for $25M Investment in Trails and Greenways

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to detail plans for the third phase of Circle City Forward, a $25-million investment in the city's trails and greenway system. The fiscal ordinance funding the program passed unanimously within the Public Works Committee …

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Simmons Named Associate, Client Liaison at Schmidt Associates

LOUISVILLE, KY — Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates names Ben Simmons, AIA, LEED AP, to the position of Associate, Client Liaison for the Louisville, Kentucky, office. Simmons is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

A 2003 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Simmons has spent the last 16 years …

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Abercrombie Named Senior Project Architect/Project Manager at Schmidt Associates

LOUISVILLE, KY — Indianapolis, Indiana-based Schmidt Associates has named Sean W. Abercrombie, AIA, LEED AP, to the position of Senior Project Architect/Project Manager for the Louisville, Kentucky, office. Abercrombie is a Registered Architect in the state of Indiana and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. …

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Brandeis Machinery Expands Reach into West Virginia

LOUISVILLE, KY — Brandeis Machinery, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the authorized Komatsu distributor in eight counties in the western region of West Virginia. The counties of Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Wyoming, Mcdowell, and Mercer will now be serviced by Brandeis Machinery out of the Stanville, …

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Construction Contract Awarded for New Louisville VA Hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY — The Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, will build a new 104-bed, full-service hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. An $840-million contract was awarded to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II headquartered in Chicago, Illinois to construct the new hospital, which …

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City of South Bend’s Enhanced Long Term Control Plan Wins Approval

SOUTH BEND, IN — The City of South Bend, Indiana has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on its updated Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). Stantec, …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

Pritzker Administration Breaks Ground on $216.8M Rebuild Illinois Funded I-57/74

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL — Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the start of construction on a new Interstate 57/74 interchange, one of the cornerstone projects of the governor's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The $216.8-million project …

USDOT Announces $81M Grant Award for Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit Project in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a construction grant award of $81 million to the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) for the Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Central Indiana. The 15.2-mile BRT line will provide frequent, reliable, public transportation …

Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

Safer Approaches for Excavating Around Underground Utilities

Few things bring construction projects to a sudden halt quite like the surprise discovery of a gas pipe, electrical line, sewer tile, or water pipe. While digging a trench, the backhoe crew makes an unfortunate discovery. If they’re lucky, they spot the problem before any damage is done, or are …

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SmithGroup Hires Buchberger to Expand Business Development in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup hires Susanne “Charli” Buchberger to serve as Director of Business Development at its Chicago office.

Possessing nearly 25 years of experience, Buchberger will draw upon her expertise to expand the office’s portfolio of work across the higher education, health, science & technology, urban design, workplace, and …

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WSP USA’s Adams Elected to COMTO National Board Chair

CHICAGO, IL — Tanya Adams, Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity at WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy, has been elected Chair of the National Board of Directors for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) for the 2021-23 term.

“I am humbled and honored that …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Teachers Learn About Rocks, Minerals, and Mining at IAAP's Workshop

GRAFTON, IL — Teachers from across the state gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals, & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Illinois. Everyone present refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned more about …

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School City of Hammond Holds Ribbon Cutting for New High School

HAMMOND, IN — School City of Hammond (SCH) recently celebrated the culmination of a goal years in the making with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new $100-million facility, Hammond Central High School.

"It's an enormous privilege to help usher in the first generation of Hammond Central students for the 2021-2022 …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

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Brokk Hires Diacek as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

LISLE, IL — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, announces Chad Diacek as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Diacek manages sales for both Brokk robotic demolition machines and Aquajet Hydrodemolition robots. He provides support to customers throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and …

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Minnich Manufacturing Awarded GOMACO’s 2020 Supplier of the Year

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, has been recognized as GOMACO Corporation’s 2020 Supplier of the Year. The award was presented to Minnich for its dedicated effort and continued partnership toward GOMACO’s business success for 2020 …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

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KWK Architects Hires Walters as Project Architect

ST. LOUIS, MO — KWK Architects announces that it has expanded its staff with the recent hiring of Project Architect John Walters, RA. As Project Architect, Walters will work on KWK’s higher education and student housing projects, both locally and across the country.

“John is an outstanding, versatile architect …

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HOK Expands Leadership Team in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tony Raya has been promoted from Senior Project Architect to Technical Principal, joining Margaret McDonald, Angelo Arzano, and Eli Hoisington on HOK's St. Louis office leadership team.

Since joining the St. Louis studio 21 years ago, Raya has played a key role in …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Bazula as Senior Sales/Project Manager at Chicago, Indianapolis Branches

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors hires Martin Bazula as a Senior Sales/Project Manager working with its Chicago Façade/Concrete and Indianapolis Branches.

Bazula brings more than 20 years of experience specializing in historic masonry and concrete restoration. In his new position, he will be responsible for overall restoration project …

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EDP Renewables’ Headwaters II Wind Farm Starts Commercial Operations in Indiana

WINCHESTER, IN — The nation's fourth-largest wind energy producer, EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), announces it has reached commercial operations and begun producing energy at its 198-megawatt (MW) Headwaters II Wind Farm in Randolph County, Indiana. This second phase of the wind farm joins the operational 200-MW Headwaters I …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

Wacker Compact Equipment
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Burris Equipment
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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Birkey's Construction Equipment
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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

Indianapolis Mayor Announces First City-Owned Certified Green Building

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett and the City's Office of Sustainability announce that the Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC) has been designated LEED Silver, making it the first city-owned certified green building in Indianapolis. The AIC is a piece of Mayor Joe Hogsett's criminal justice reform efforts within the …

Budgeting Ahead for Safety is Critically Important

When companies try to predict costs for projects, they tend to concentrate on visible items such as materials. All too often, less tangible items – such as worker safety – become an afterthought and may not be budgeted adequately.

There are two primary ways in which safety affects the bottom …

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Woolpert Receives International Making Cities Livable Urban Design Award for Proscenium

CARMEL, IN — Woolpert was honored with an International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) award for its design of Proscenium at the 57th IMCL conference. Proscenium is a more than $60-million, mixed-use development that is planning its grand opening for this fall in downtown Carmel, Indiana.

For its 2021 urban design …

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William Klingner of Klingner and Associates in Quincy, Illinois, Named ACEC Young Professional of the Year

QUINCY, IL — William Klingner, P.E., CFM, a Project Engineer at Klingner and Associates in Quincy, Illinois, has been named one of five Young Professionals of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the business voice of the nation’s engineering and design industry.

ACEC’s annual Young …

Sennebogen LLC
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Brandeis Machinery
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Remembering Harry Fabick, a Pillar of the Fabick Cat Family

ST LOUIS, MO — Harry P. Fabick, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 19, 2021, played a vital role at the John Fabick Tractor Company. Better known as Fabick Cat, this local heavy equipment dealership was founded by his grandfather, John Fabick, in 1917. After …

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Tarlton Named 2021 Contractor of the Year by American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, was named 2021 Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council at the organization’s 28th Annual Awards Gala. Year after year, Tarlton is among the finalists for the honor, voted …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

Sennebogen LLC
Your local Sennebogen LLC dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

SAM Announces Acquisition of Marbach

ELKHART, IN — SAM Companies, a provider of geospatial and construction services, announces that it completed the acquisition of Marbach, Brady & Weaver, Inc. and Marbach-Palm, Inc., collectively known as Marbach, a multidisciplinary land surveying and engineering company operating in the Great Lakes region.

With offices located in …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Ameren Missouri, Burns & McDonnell Break Ground on 6.5-Megawatt, 12,200-Panel Community Solar Project in East-Central Missouri

NEW FLORENCE, MO — To continue powering Ameren Missouri’s transformational renewable generation plans, the utility and Burns & McDonnell have broken ground on a 6.5-megawatt (MW) solar array in Montgomery County — Ameren Missouri’s largest solar installation to date. The facility, which will ultimately feature 12,204 solar panels, is projected …

Thoman Joins Luby Equipment as the New Territory Manager for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Luby Equipment Services announces that Bob Thoman has joined the company as a Territory Manager. He is responsible for the sales territory encompassed by Luby’s Springfield, Illinois, branch.

“Bob has over 10 years of construction and agricultural equipment experience in the Midwest and has consistently shown initiative …

Universal Engineering Sciences Acquires Geotechnology, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, MO — Universal Engineering Sciences (UES), an engineering and consulting company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting, has acquired Geotechnology, Inc., a provider of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences; exploration; geotechnical engineering; underground consulting services; …

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Fluor Joint Venture Breaks Ground on Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Stations and Tracks

CHICAGO, IL — Fluor Corporation announces that its joint venture with Walsh Construction Company broke ground on station house and track structure reconstruction for the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project, part of the $2.1-billion Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM), the largest capital project in …

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HNTB Project in Chicago Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, held virtually this year. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement that strengthen the communities they serve.

One HNTB project …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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Laser Specialist inc
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Bals Joins Burns & McDonnell, Propelling Firm’s Design-Build Offerings for Data Centers

COLUMBUS, OH — As the data center market continues its rapid growth worldwide, David Bals will expand Burns & McDonnell’s comprehensive services for mission-critical projects. With more than 25 years of multinational experience, Bals will bolster the firm’s data center service offerings, including design-build project delivery, modular construction, and prefabrication …

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Fleet Cost & Care Hires Scheck to Lead Sales & Business Development

DETROIT, MI — Fleet Cost & Care (FCC) announces that long-time construction executive Rick Scheck has joined the company as Senior Director of Sales and Business Development. Scheck has more than 25 years of work experience in large construction and engineering firms focusing on cultivating client and industry relationships, construction, …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Cooke Joins Takeuchi as Midwest Regional Product Manager

THOMPSONS STATION, TN — Takeuchi-US hires Shann Cooke as its new Midwest Regional Product Manager. Cooke will now be responsible for supporting all of the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Midwest region, which includes the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He will …

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Burns & McDonnell Self-Performs Construction for 50-Megawatt Alternating Current Solar Project

TROY, IN — Burns & McDonnell recently completed the construction of CenterPoint Energy’s utility-scale solar project. Located near Troy, Indiana, the 50-megawatt alternating current/65-megawatt direct current project will mark another step toward the utility’s goal of reducing operational emissions by 70 percent by 2035 based on its emissions in 2005. …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

DLR Group Selected to Design New Learning Environments in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools has commissioned global design firm DLR Group and local firm Schorr Architects to design a new high school and additions to two elementary and three middle schools as part of the phase two master facilities plan. Located in a suburb northeast of Columbus, the …

Kentucky Governor Announces Transportation Construction Project Contracts Top $1B

FRANKFORT, KY — In another sign that Kentucky’s economy is surging ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control in the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear announces that more than $1 billion in construction project contracts have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) since January 2020.

At the …

Illinois Governor Announces Six-Year $20.7B Construction Plan Made Possible by Rebuild Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor JB Pritzker joins the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and labor, legislative, and local leaders to announce the release of a $20.7-billion multi-year plan to improve Illinois' roads and bridges over the next six years. This commitment, fueled by the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Brandeis Machinery
Springfield Rail Improvement Project’s Ash Street Underpass Named Project of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that the Illinois chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has recognized the Ash Street underpass in Springfield as its Project of the Year.

“We’re proud to bring home this award for the Ash Street underpass, which increases safety …

Missouri DOT Resumes I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO — After reviewing the public’s input, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will resume the I-70 Cave Springs to Fairgrounds Design-Build Project. MoDOT and St. Charles County officials reviewed the feedback of more than 3,000 comments.

The procurement process will begin shortly and MoDOT will present …

Rudolph Libbe Group to Lead Construction on First Solar’s New U.S. Manufacturing Plant

WALBRIDGE, OH — The Rudolph Libbe Group will serve as design/build contractor for First Solar Inc.’s new $680-million solar module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio. Construction is expected to begin this summer on the 1.8 million-square-foot facility.

Rudolph Libbe Inc. and GEM Inc. craftspeople will self-perform trades work. More …

WCMLE Reschedules Event for September 2021 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center in West Allis

WEST ALLIS, WI — Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) has been rescheduled to take place on September 22 and 23, 2021, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis.

It became necessary to move WCMLE, formerly CONEX WI/No. Illinois, from the traditional February dates …

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HNTB Names Sosa Office Leader in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation names Albert Sosa, PE, an industry veteran with 25 years of leadership in transportation and infrastructure, to head the firm’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Through previous roles in both public and private sectors, Sosa brings a history of developing stakeholder relationships and creating an understanding …

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Volvo Construction Equipment Names 2020 Dealer of the Year

DETROIT, MI — Volvo Construction Equipment names Alta Equipment Company its 2020 Dealer of the Year in North America. The Dealer of the Year award recognizes the North American dealership that best promotes the Volvo brand and the company’s core strategies: to provide the highest uptime in the industry, offer …

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

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Applied Engineering Services Names Miles as New President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Applied Engineering Services, an Indianapolis-based consulting engineering firm, announces the appointment of Dan Miles, PE, LEED AP, as President.

Miles began his engineering career in 1987 and joined Applied Engineering in 2015. He became a Principal, shareholder, and member of the Board of Directors in …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

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West Side Tractor Expands Product Offerings with Hitachi Mining Equipment

LISLE, IL — West Side Tractor Sales has expanded their equipment offerings with the Hitachi mining product line in Illinois and several counties in Northwest Indiana. This additional contract adds to the dealership’s Hitachi construction products already available. Started in 1962, West Side Tractor is a John Deere and Hitachi …

Sennebogen LLC
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Brandeis Machinery
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Younglove Construction Receives Excellence in Construction Award

MENDOTA, IL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a 2021 …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Nelson as Sales & Operations Manager for St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Matt Nelson as Sales & Operations Manager for its St. Louis location. Nelson will be responsible for St. Louis’ branch operations, including oversight of its parts, service, sales, and rental departments.

Nelson most recently served as Director of Product Improvement for …

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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

Case  - Utility
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Burris Equipment
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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Musselman & Hall and PGAV Destinations Partner to Create a Unique Experience for the St. Louis Aquarium

Destination design is no small feat. Creating compelling compositions that are more place than building demands more of the architecture than fundamental functionality within four walls. To be memorable, destinations must captivate, inspire, amuse, and engage the user in an experiential immersion of place, presence, purpose, and delight. At PGAV …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

Illinois Governor Announces $1B in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects

CHAMPAIGN, IL — As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state. With the latest round of grants, $1 …

Gomaco
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Fabick CAT/MO
Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

Braughton Joins HNTB in Columbus as Senior Project Manager

COLUMBUS, OH — Bud Braughton, PE, former Senior Project Manager with the City of Columbus Department of Public Service Division of Design and Construction, joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Columbus office. Braughton brings more than 30 years of professional experience in project management, electrical …

Moore Joins HDR as East Region Civil Works Lead

COLUMBUS, OH — David Moore joins HDR as the East Region Civil Works Lead. Moore brings knowledge in planning, civil design, construction, risk-informed decision-making practices, consequences analysis, and flood hydrology for dam and levee safety programs.

He has also delivered multiple Federal Emergency Management Agency Levee Certification reports for local …

Kentucky Governor Announces $23M Committed for School Highway Safety Projects

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear announces plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools, protecting students, educators, and families. Beshear charged the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with prioritizing and targeting safety projects near school sites using state funding allocated in the 2020 Highway Plan. Nearly 70 …

Deere SS
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West Side Tractor Sales Co
Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Altorfer Cat Announces Four New Locations Throughout Chicago Metropolitan Area

CHICAGO, IL — Altorfer Cat announces the culmination of its relocation efforts across the Chicago metropolitan area, moving the operations of three divisions from its former Elmhurst campus to new strategic locations in Addison, East Dundee, Mokena, and Naperville. The modern facilities expand Altorfer’s capabilities to serve current and future …

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Meeker Named Director of HOK Experience Design

CHICAGO, IL — Daniel Meeker is stepping up to become Director of HOK’s Experience Design practice. Committed to understanding the whole sensory experience and the complete journey of people within the built environment, Meeker has spent his professional career bringing interpretation and identity to experiential graphics, wayfinding, and brand …

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Central Sterile Supply Facility Opens at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

COLUMBUS, OH — Walsh Construction and joint venture partner Turner Construction have completed the new Central Sterile Supply Facility at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The facility is the first freestanding sterile processing facility in Ohio. The new Central Sterile Supply facility will reprocess and sterilize surgical instrumentation …

Deere SS
Your local Deere & Co dealer
West Side Tractor Sales Co
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Ohio DOT Investing Nearly $2B to Improve Infrastructure

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is gearing up for another busy construction season. This year, ODOT will invest $1.92 billion into 956 projects to improve transportation across the state.

The 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement. Ninety-six cents of …

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Woolpert Provides Master Planning, Architectural Services for Triton Central Athletic Complex

FAIRLAND, IN — The new and improved Triton Central High School Fieldhouse was recently dedicated in Fairland, Indiana. Woolpert was contracted by the Northwestern Consolidated School District (NWCSD) of Shelby County to provide athletic master planning and full architectural services for the Triton Central Athletic Campus. Located about 30 miles …

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Runnion Equipment Expands Sales Team with Addition of Regnier

HODGKINS, IL — Runnion Equipment Company continues its growth by adding Jake Regnier to the Sales Team. Customers in Central and Southern Indiana as well as Central Illinois will be able to take advantage of Regnier's knowledge and experience in providing truck-mounted equipment to contractors and municipalities.

“I am certainly …

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Curry Supply Appoints Brun as Regional Sales Manager

MARTINSBURG, PA — In a strategic move to strengthen Curry Supply’s footprint in its Great Lakes sales territory, the company announces John Brun, West Virginia resident, as a Regional Sales Manager. Brun will personify Curry Supply’s corporate values while applying his experience in the heavy equipment industry to …

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McShane to Build CityGate Mixed-Use Development

MELROSE PARK, IL — McShane Construction Company is providing design-build services for Industry Center at Melrose Park on behalf of LBA Logistics. Located in Melrose Park, Illinois, the industrial development will incorporate three speculative buildings totaling 651,617 square feet.

“We’ve been planning this project for quite some time, so we’re …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

Grade Control …
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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

Case  - Utility
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Burris Equipment
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Ditch Witch Mid-States Skid Steer Attachments Create Multi-Functional Machines

Ditch Witch Mid-States, an underground utility and light construction equipment dealership, offers equipment and services to professionals that work in site reclamation, landscape construction, tree service, and rental – as well as those that locate, install, and remediate pipe and cable underground. The dealer’s service and application specialists live …

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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

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Ohio DOT Officially Kicks Off Highway Construction in Northwest Ohio

BOWLING GREEN, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officially kicked off its highway construction season with a recent event, headlined by ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. The event was held along Interstate 475 at Dorr Street, Toledo, where a $46.7-million project that began in November 2019 continues. Work …

Sandvik Sees Growth After Acquiring Allied Construction Products

CLEVELAND, OH — What will the Sandvik acquisition mean to longtime distributors and end-users of Allied Construction Products’ breakers and compactors?

“We are going to continue to do right what Allied has done right for many years,” said Jonas Lindqvist, who was named Managing Director of the company …

Getting on Top of Tower Safety

Communications towers have long been a part of the landscape, but if you think you’re seeing many more of them, you’re not mistaken. The rapidly increasing demand for wireless communication and private communication networks has triggered a significant increase in the construction of towers.

The growing presence of towers means …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

RPM Machinery Launches New CASE ReNew Used Equipment Center

LEBANON, IN — CASE Construction Equipment and RPM Machinery have launched one of the first CASE ReNew Centers in Lebanon, Indiana. The CASE ReNew Center will thoroughly inspect, service, and recondition CASE lease returns and/or other used CASE equipment, which will then be sold through CASE dealers in highly populated …

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Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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SmithGroup Elevates Torskiy to Health Care Strategist

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, promotes Vladislav (Vlad) Torskiy to the role of Health Strategist. Torskiy, a Principal based in SmithGroup's Chicago office, is responsible for leading the firm's strategic planning services and continuing the growth of its team of health strategy experts.

Torskiy is a …

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SmithGroup Names Gregg Health Studio Leader in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup has named Health Care Planning and Design Specialist Tim Gregg, AIA, ACHA to lead the Health studio at its Chicago, Illinois, office. Gregg moves into this position following the promotion of Vlad Torskiy to Health Strategist for the firm’s national Health Practice.

In this role, Gregg …

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Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

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McCarthy Strengthens Commitment to St. Louis Region with New Expanded St. Louis Headquarters

ST. LOUIS, MO — McCarthy Holdings Inc., a construction company and general contractor, has moved its St. Louis headquarters from a building it has occupied for more than half a century to an office that is nearly 30,000 square feet larger than its previous space. McCarthy Holdings will occupy …

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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

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Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2021 PCI Design Awards Winners in Illinois and Kentucky

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Insitutute’s 2021 PCI Design Awards were recently announced. Judges awarded 26 projects and 12 honorable mentions for design excellence in building and transportation categories.

“Once again, the precast concrete industry has put its best foot forward and has delivered many inspiring and impressive …

Gerken Materials Inc. Wins National Airport Paving Award

NAPOLEON, OH — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces that Gerken Materials Inc. of Napoleon, Ohio, has won the 2020 Ray Brown Asphalt Pavement Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company was recognized during the association’s virtual 66th Annual Meeting.

“The asphalt pavement industry is …

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Haberberger Inc. Welcomes Three New Employees to its Team

ST. LOUIS, MO — Haberberger Inc., the St. Louis-based mechanical contractor, announces the addition of Richard Lackey, Sam Haberberger, and Kyle Jones to the company’s growing team.

Lackey was recently hired as Vice President of Sheet Metal Operations and brings with him more than 40 years of …

Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

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Mayor Lightfoot, CTA Unveil New Station Designs for Four Red Line Stations as Part of RPM Phase One Project

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) recently unveiled the designs for four Red Line stations that will be fully reconstructed as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project, the largest transit investment in CTA history and the latest among several …

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Nation's Largest African American-Owned Architecture Firm Moody Nolan Receives Highest Honor from AIA

COLUMBUS, OH — Like millions of Black Americans across the country, Curt Moody has seen more than his share of injustice over the decades. Such intentional display of inequality in the field of architecture is what prompted him in 1982 to open Moody Nolan, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

In …

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Gore Joins Takeuchi as Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Manager

FORT MILL, SC — Luschen "Lou" Gore joins Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, as its new Regional Business Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. Gore will be responsible for all sales development and activity in that multi-state region, …

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Entire I-69 Finish Line Corridor Moving to Construction After Final Contracts Awarded

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that the final two of five construction contracts to build the I-69 Finish Line project between Martinsville and Indianapolis have been awarded. The full I-69 Finish Line project is officially under construction, with the …

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Milestone Construction Helps Rebuild the Crossroads of America

Nicknamed “the Crossroads of America,” Indiana is a hub for several major interstate highways that crisscross through the state. Gaining its nickname from the intersecting of important roads and its centralized location, the Hoosier state is home to more pass-through highways than any state in the U.S.

Each year, 1.5 …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Johnson as Chief Human Resources Officer

ST.LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors announces the hiring of Brad Johnson as Chief Human Resources Officer at its St. Louis, Missouri, headquarters.

In his new position, Johnson is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of Western’s business initiatives, as well as augmenting the overall strategic …

Riechmann Bros. and Poettker Construction to Break Ground on New John Deere Dealership

BREESE, IL — The Riechmann Bros. recently broke ground on a new John Deere dealership location. Poettker Construction Company is serving as the design-build contractor for this 15-acre development.

“We pride ourselves on having a team of high-quality technicians and the largest parts inventory for same-day services. This new facility …

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City of Joliet Authorizes Stantec to Perform Preliminary Design of $600-$800M Alternative Water Source Program

JOLIET, IL — Stantec has been selected by the City of Joliet, Illinois to lead the preliminary design phase of its Alternative Water Source Program. Joliet currently sources much of its water from a deep aquifer that will no longer be able to meet maximum day demands by 2030. To …

Tadano Adds Alta Equipment Company as Authorized Distributor

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Tadano announces it has added Alta Equipment Company as an authorized distributor of Tadano all terrain and rough terrain cranes, as well as Demag all terrain cranes and Tadano-Mantis telescopic boom crawler cranes, in Illinois and Indiana.

“We are excited to add the Tadano crane product line …

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

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Stantec Celebrates Opening of Virginia’s Tallest Twin Bridges

BREAKS, VA — Global design firm Stantec celebrates the opening of the US Route 460 Connector Phase I Project, which includes the tallest twin bridges in Virginia at 265 feet. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) design-build project begins at the Kentucky state line and proceeds one mile east as …

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CK Power Acquires Crawler Carrier Manufacturer, Terramac

ELBURN, IL — CK Power, a manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of power generation and off-highway mobile power solutions, has acquired Terramac. Terramac is a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers. The acquisition will allow CK Power to expand their equipment offerings and capabilities with Terramac carriers in …

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ERMCO, Inc. Announces Promotions to Strengthen Leadership and Enhance Client Experience

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Following a successful year in which the company was able to grow in spite of a tough economic environment, ERMCO promotes David Peterson to Executive Vice President and COO. With responsibility for all external operations, Peterson helps guide the company’s efforts from pursuit through construction and helps …

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ACPA Honors Five Indiana Projects with Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For 31 consecutive years, the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards have honored quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship and serves to highlight industry best-practices and processes and the professionals who deliver …

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Tarlton Builds Out Arcturis Headquarters in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, is serving as construction manager for the build-out of the new headquarters of Arcturis, a St. Louis-based national design firm. The project is one of several on which the two women-owned businesses have …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

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Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

Astec Announces Expanded Distribution with Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries announces that Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has expanded its distribution to include Astec brands Roadtec and Peterson in increased territories and regions. RMS is a dealer for Astec brands KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

RMS provides construction and mining equipment throughout the Upper …

Takeuchi Dealer Skyworks, LLC. Expands into Cleveland Market

CLEVELAND, OH — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces that current dealer Skyworks LLC. expanded into the Cleveland, Ohio, market. Skyworks will now offer the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders from this new location. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $173M Grant Agreement for Double Track Northwest Indiana Project

GARY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $173-million federal grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, which will improve transportation options in northwest Indiana, including residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South …

Governor Holcomb and Indiana DOT Award $101M Through Community Crossings

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness announce that 241 Indiana cities, towns, and counties received a combined $101 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component of the Governor’s Next Level Roads program.

“As …

Have You Fallen for These Common Safety Myths?

Safety sounds like a simple concept, but when it comes to workplace safety, that isn’t always the case. As our professionals interact with companies and workers in many industries, they frequently hear things that may sound plausible, but that really aren’t true. We’ve collected several of the most common here. …

Haberberger Names Steve Haberberger, Jr. as President and CEO

ST. LOUIS, MO — Haberberger, Inc., a mechanical contractor in the St. Louis area that was founded in 1948, announces that Steve Haberberger, Jr. will succeed Neil Haberberger as President and CEO. The succession is part of a generational transition that has been in process for four years. Steve …

U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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USGBC Ohio Announces Green Building Awards Recipients

COLUMBUS, OH — The USGBC Ohio community announces the winners of its leadership awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local communities and projects in the state of Ohio, with outstanding achievement in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Ohio recognizes four people: …

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USGBC Indiana Announces Recipients of 2020 Leadership and Green Building Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The USGBC Indiana community announces the winners of its Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local communities and projects in Indiana, with outstanding achievements in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Indiana recognizes four people and four projects. …

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Mack Trucks Names Oldham Regional Vice President, Central Region

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mack Trucks names Jeff Oldham Regional Vice President of the U.S. Central Region. In this position, Oldham will be responsible for increasing Mack market share and profitability in the region.

“Jeff’s industry knowledge and extensive OEM and dealer experience will serve as an advantage in this …

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SmithGroup Hires Hill to Expand Business Development in the Midwest

PITTSBURGH, PA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has hired Carla Hill to serve as Director of Business Development for its Detroit and Pittsburgh offices. As a regional resource, Hill will support the company’s Higher Education and Health Practices, expanding the firm’s opportunity pipeline and connecting clients in need …

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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

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Expo at Forest Park Development Will Link Residential and Retail Options to Public Transit in Skinker-DeBaliviere Area

ST. LOUIS, MO — Construction is underway on a new mixed-use development in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood, just north of Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, bringing residential living and new retail to the area. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held for Expo at Forest Park to kick off the $90-million …

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Tarlton Garners AGC of Missouri 2020 Construction Keystone Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. won a top 2020 Construction Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for rebuilding the century-old stage and renovating production areas for The Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater.

The Tarlton team was among 13 honored from a field of …

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HDR Project in St. Louis Receives National Recognition

ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has recognized an HDR project in St. Louis with a national award. The Poplar Street Bridge Widening and Rehabilitation was the recipient of an Honor Award from ACEC.

St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge was a groundbreaking achievement when it …

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St. Louis CITY Soccer Club Reveals Updated Plans and Renderings for New MLS Stadium

ST. LOUIS, MO — With the early construction phase now complete, St. Louis CITY Soccer Club (CITY) has shared updated plans and renderings for its new stadium and district in downtown St. Louis. The Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise is expected to begin play in 2023.

The club continues …

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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds Alta Equipment Company to North American Distribution Network

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) announces the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Alta Equipment Company. Alta is a provider of industrial forklifts, heavy construction equipment, and warehouse solutions. With six Hyundai dealerships across Illinois, Alta Equipment Company will be …

The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

ARA Rental Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the equipment and event rental industry at the national or international level. This year’s inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor, will be recognized at The ARA …

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ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC National Chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected Chair-Elect, and Milton …

Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

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Bank of America Tower is Complete in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Bank of America announces the opening of the Bank of America Tower (110 N. Wacker). At 56 stories, Bank of America Tower is the tallest commercial building to be added to the Chicago skyline in the last three decades. More than 500 jobs were created during construction …

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Schnelle Promoted to Vice President and Dayton Region Leader at Messer Construction Co.

DAYTON, OH — Messer Construction Co. announces the promotion of Matt Schnelle from Operations Vice President to Vice President and Region Leader for the Dayton, Ohio, office. He will oversee all operations and administrative departments throughout the Dayton region.

“I’m honored to lead our 100 employees here in Dayton and …

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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

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Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

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The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

Alta Equipment Group to Acquire Martin Implement Sales, Inc.

CHICAGO, IL — Alta Equipment Group Inc. announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Martin Implement Sales, Inc., a privately held premium equipment distributor with three branches in the Chicago metro area.

Martin has a range of new and used equipment available for sale or …

Alta Equipment Group to Acquire Howell Tractor and Equipment, LLC

GARY, IN — Alta Equipment Group Inc. (Alta) announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Howell Tractor and Equipment, LLC., a privately held heavy equipment dealer serving Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

Howell Tractor has a range of heavy construction, mining, material handling, and crane …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $354.6M Grant Agreement for West Lake Corridor Project in Indiana

LAKE COUNTY, IN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $354.6-million grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the West Lake Corridor Project. The project will improve transportation options for Lake County, Indiana, residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South …

WCMLE Reschedules Event for September 2021 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center

WEST ALLIS, WI — Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) has been rescheduled to take place on September 22 and 23, 2021, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, with emphasis on recovery from the pandemic.

It became necessary to move WCMLE, formerly CONEX …

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Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

The safety professional …

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RDG-Designed Loyola University Chicago Alfie Norville Practice Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

CHICAGO, IL — Loyola University’s Alfie Norville Practice Facility has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification for new construction. Designed by RDG Planning & Design, the Alfie Norville Practice Facility utilizes a green roof, permeable paving in the …

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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

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Manitowoc Awards Lanco Group of Companies as Top Dealer of the Year

HOMEWOOD, IL — For the fifth year in a row, Manitowoc has recognized Lanco Group of Companies (Lanco) as its North America Top Dealer of the Year. The Homewood, Illinois-based group was the largest single purchaser of Manitowoc cranes across all of its brands by dollar amount in 2019.

“We …

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Fecon Announces Stanley as Senior Vice President of Product Development

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the promotion of Jeff Stanley to Senior Vice President of Product Development, a new position within the company. In his new role, Stanley is responsible for all phases of product design and development.

He joined the company in 2005 as a Product Development Engineer before …

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Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Hosts Annual Golf Outing

PEORIA, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) welcomed 144 golfers to its annual golf outing held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria. The outing raised $8,580 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. PIE Committee members sold 50/50 raffle tickets, raising a total of $1,116 …

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Molly McShane Named Second CEO in The McShane Companies’ 35 Year History

ROSEMONT, IL — National real estate development and construction services provider The McShane Companies announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Molly McShane as Chief Executive Officer. Molly previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer.

"During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead The …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Jeffries as New Safety Director

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors announces the appointment of Alex Jeffries of Ballwin, Missouri, as its Safety Director.

Jeffries will be responsible for directing, developing, and overseeing the general health and safety policies of the organization, plus ensuring compliance with OSHA and other state, local, and industry-specific regulations. …

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Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

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Stantec Bolsters US Federal Program with Addition of French as Federal Major Programs Capture Leader

ST. LOUIS, MO — Global design firm Stantec has expanded its U.S. Federal Program with the strategic hire of Michelle French, CIH, as Federal Major Programs Capture Leader (MPCL). This addition enhances the firm’s ability to serve its federal clients and support the broader objectives of Stantec’s federal strategy. …

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KAI Engineering Hires Timms as Director of Plumbing and Fire Protection

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Engineering announces the addition of Barry Timms, CPD as Director of Plumbing and Fire Protection. In his new position, Timms will lead plumbing, industrial, and fire protection design for a variety of projects, in addition to managing accounts and processes within the engineering department.

Timms …

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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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Structural Engineering Project by raSmith Receives Design Excellence Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — An Indiana project completed by raSmith’s structural engineers was awarded Design Excellence Awards from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).

Hub State Street in West Lafayette, Indiana received first place in the residential/hospitality award category. Hub State Street is an 11-story luxury student housing option …

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

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Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

Barnhart to Purchase Days Corporation Machinery Moving Operations

ELKHART, IN — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. and Days Corporation, of Elkhart, Indiana, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase Days Machinery Movers, including all associated personnel and equipment of that business unit.

Days Corporation is a company in the Elkhart area, and it …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $400M in Federal Funding Allocations for Transit Infrastructure Projects

GARY, IN — The Trump Administration announces a total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects. The projects are advancing toward readiness to receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement under FTA’s Capital …

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What Contractors Need to Know About EMR

It’s a small number that carries a huge impact for a contractor’s business. It affects their ability to stay competitive and maintain profitability, and it gives owners and construction managers powerful insights into the contractor’s business philosophy. It says so much that owners and CMs use it to decide whether …

Morris Hospital Expansion and Renovation Creates More Treatment Space, Updated and Relocated Emergency Services

MORRIS, IL — Phase One of a multi-phase expansion and renovation of Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois, is complete, offering visitors and patients an improved front door and treatment experience. Led by DesignGroup, the project includes a lobby renovation, a new Emergency Department, and the creation of an infusion …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, which was held virtually for the first time. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $42M in Infrastructure Grants to Indiana Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

“This $1.2-billion federal investment will improve our …

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WCMLE to be Held at the Wisconsin Exposition Center in February

WEST ALLIS, WI — Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) will take place on February 9 and 10, 2021, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin, with emphasis on recovery from the pandemic.

WCMLE, formerly CONEXSHOW Wisconsin, is planning to expand the educational …

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Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

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Historic, 114-Year-Old Bridge Lifted Back Into Place

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Performing any kind of maintenance on a 114-year-old bridge is going to be complex, but when you have to lift the 40,000-pound bridge off its foundation things really start to get challenging.

Illinois-based Stevenson Crane Service Inc. (SCS) announces that it provided the lifting capabilities for the …

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Kokosing, Inc. Announces New Leadership

COLUMBUS, OH — The Kokosing, Inc. Board of Directors announces the election of Wm. Brett Burgett and Wm. Bryce Burgett to co-CEOs of Kokosing, Inc. After 47 years of service, Wm. Brian Burgett will continue as Chairman of the board.

“Both Brett’s and Bryce’s careers started with shovels in their …

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Northwest Indiana Companies Greatly Exceed National Safety Averages

CROWN POINT, IN — The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) announces that companies from the NWI region are beating national averages for construction safety time and time again. Many regional firms have demonstrated consistent improvement over time, and willingness to go above and beyond when protecting workers.

Recently, 60 regional …

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Diamond Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Midwest Dealer of the Year

EVANSVILLE, IN — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has awarded Diamond Equipment as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Midwest Region. Takeuchi’s Midwest Region Business Manager Paul Wade presented the award to members of Diamond Equipment at their Evansville, Indiana, location.

Diamond Equipment was awarded after …

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Runnion Equipment Adds Pielli to Sales Team

HODGKINS, IL — Runnion Equipment Company is growing its sales team with the addition of John Pielli.

Pielli has almost 30 years of crane experience both as a mechanic and salesman, working previously for Hiab. He will be focusing on the Northern Illinois area, making sure that his customers …

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Indianapolis Mayor, Indy DPW, and DMD Highlight Talbott Street Project Completion with Ribbon Cutting

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mayor Joe Hogsett recently joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW), Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), and officials from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site for a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the completion of recent improvements on Talbott Street in the city's Old Northside neighborhood.

"Today …

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Point and Measure

Traditionally, moisture tests require laborious effort and are slow to return results from the laboratory.  The risk of damage increases during transit of the materials potentially altering or destroying the entire sample, making this option much less practical for construction sites.  Industry innovators have developed a simplified approach with testing …

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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

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Ten Equipment Trailer Maintenance Tips

Heavy-haul trailers trek thousands of miles during their service lives and encounter many challenges – from rocks and ruts to bumps and jolts, no trailer gets out unscathed. To get the most from trailers, here are some tips to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in top shape.

Start …
SITECH Mid-America and SITECH Midway Established to Serve Regional Civil Construction Contractors

ELGIN, IL — Trimble announces that two SITECH Technology Dealers have been established to serve civil construction contractors. SITECH Mid-America will serve Southern Illinois, Southern Missouri, and portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, and SITECH Midway will serve Eastern Iowa, Northeast Missouri, Northern and Central Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …