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Hawaii DOT Announces Otaguro as Deputy Director of Transportation for Airports

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the appointment of Curt Otaguro as Deputy Director of Transportation for Airports. Otaguro joins the HDOT leadership team currently comprising Director Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director of Transportation for Administration Tammy Lee, Deputy Director of Transportation for Harbors DreannaLee …

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Suffolk Promotes Stanley to Executive Vice President, Los Angeles Division Manager

LOS ANGELES, CA — Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise, announces the promotion of Jim Stanley to Executive Vice President, Division Manager of Suffolk Los Angeles, to lead the continued expansion of the company’s presence in high growth sectors including aviation, higher education, affordable housing, and hospitality. Stanley …

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Swinerton Hires Ayala as National Director of Life Sciences

LOS ANGELES, CA — Swinerton, a commercial general contractor with offices nationwide, announces the appointment of J. Marcella Ayala as National Director of Life Sciences. Ayala brings a wealth of experience in breaking into new markets and a passion for leading Swinerton's growth in life sciences construction.

Ayala will …

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AED Welcomes Asare as State Government Affairs Manager

SACRAMENTO, CA — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Jacob Asare to its government affairs team.

Asare holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from California State University-Sacramento and joins AED with more than 10 years of experience in government affairs, most recently serving as Government Affairs …

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Balfour Beatty Appoints Kay as President in California

SACRAMENTO, CA — Balfour Beatty announces the appointment of Emily Kay to incoming President of California operations. Kay will provide strategic, operational oversight, meet the expanding needs of clients and partners in high-growth markets, and work alongside local leadership teams to help leverage collaboration, innovation, and best practices.

Kay succeeds …

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Podesto Joins Swinerton's Northern California Region as Regional Director of Preconstruction

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Swinerton, a general contractor and construction manager, announces that Lisa Podesto, PE, has joined the firm as Regional Director of Preconstruction - Mass Timber and Sustainable Construction Innovation. With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, Podesto brings expertise in mass timber …

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Gee Heavy Machinery Appoints Keeler as General Manager

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA — Gee Heavy Machinery LLC, Northern California's Komatsu construction, mining, and forestry dealer, announces the appointment of Mark Keeler as its General Manager. With a track record spanning more than 25 years in the heavy equipment industry, Keeler brings experience and expertise to the role.

In …

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BOMAG Americas Announces Nittinger as Director of North American Sales for the Western Region and Canada

BATON ROUGE, LA — BOMAG Americas announces that Bill Nittinger has joined the sales team as the Director of Dealer Channel Sales for the western region and Canada. The western region covers the following states: Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, …

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Sepulveda Named Burns & McDonnell Construction Director for Commercial Projects in California

BREA, CA — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and construction firm, announces Kevin Sepulveda as Director of Commercial Construction for the firm’s California region. He will have responsibility for construction operations and execution of commercial projects in aviation, federal, ports, manufacturing, transportation, and environmental sectors.

Sepulveda has more …

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ABC Names Ahrens 2024 Craft Professional of the Year

SAN DIEGO, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces Joseph Ahrens, General Superintendent at HPS Plumbing Services, San Diego, is the 2024 Craft Professional of the Year. Ahrens was honored at ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

ABC presents the annual Craft Professional of the Year award …

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HNTB Welcomes Collins as West Region Business Development Leader for Sports Architecture

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB Corporation announces Keith Collins, Assoc. AIA, has joined the firm as West Region Business Development Leader for sports architecture. Collins has more than two decades of experience in sports design and management. In his new role, Collins will spearhead growth and strategic direction for …

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Skanska’s Van Baarsel Awarded Highest Construction Honor for Lifetime Achievement

RIVERSIDE, CA — A Skanska construction veteran has received the highest honors in civil construction for dedication and expertise in construction. Jake van Baarsel, Engineering Manager of Skanska’s West Coast civil operations, was awarded the 2024 Golden Beaver Award.

“It is an honor to celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of …

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Swinerton Elects Haj as New Chief Operations Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA — Swinerton Incorporated (Swinerton) announces the election of Ray Haj as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President of Swinerton. Haj succeeds David Callis, who has assumed the role of Swinerton’s Chief Executive Officer. Callis and Haj, having worked together for several years, strengthened their …

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Blach Construction Names Llerena as CFO, Promotes Several Operations Leaders

SAN JOSE, CA — Blach Construction (Blach), a full-service commercial builder serving California since 1970, welcomes Alex Llerena, former CPA, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Llerena has more than three decades of experience leading financial and operational strategy for large, multinational companies, primarily in the construction industry. At Blach, …

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Swinerton's Foster Announces Retirement as CEO, Board of Directors Elects Callis as Successor

CONCORD, CA — Swinerton Incorporated (Swinerton) announces Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Foster's retirement. The Swinerton Incorporated Board of Directors has elected former Swinerton President David Callis as the next CEO of both Swinerton and its subsidiaries, including Swinerton Builders. Foster and Callis have worked to ensure a …

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Ellwood Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director

LOS ANGELES, CA — Martin Ellwood, PE, PMP, joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Director. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office and will focus on supporting the firm’s rail infrastructure projects in the West Division.

“We are excited that Martin has joined our Los Angeles office …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Lorenzo to Lead Aviation & Federal Group in California

BREA, CA — Burns & McDonnell, an employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm, announces Pablo L. Lorenzo, PE, to lead the firm’s Aviation & Federal Group in California.

“We are excited to have Pablo’s strategic vision take our Aviation & Federal team to new heights,” said Rashmi Menon …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Adds Ragsdale as Project Executive in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — As part of its growth plan to increase market share in large-scale projects and expand into new sectors, Shawmut Design and Construction hires Sam Ragsdale as a Project Executive in Los Angeles.

Ragsdale brings 20 years of industry experience to his role in the firm’s West …

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McCarthy Hires Faber as Business Development Director for National Water and Wastewater Group

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the hiring of David Faber as Business Development Director for the firm’s national water and wastewater group. In his new role, Faber will assist in growing the firm’s footprint and further developing client partnerships in Southern California.

Faber possesses significant design …

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Henderson Engineers Appoints O'Neil as New Sports Practice Director

LOS ANGELES, CA — Henderson Engineers, a national building systems design firm, announces the promotion of Brian O’Neil to Venue Sector Sports Practice Director. In this new position, O’Neil will help lead the Henderson business unit that specializes in arenas, stadiums, ballparks, and practice facilities for professional and collegiate …

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Gaffney Named Northern California Office Leader for HNTB

OAKLAND, CA — HNTB Corporation names Shannon Gaffney Northern California and Nevada Office Leader and Vice President, overseeing offices in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Las Vegas. She succeeds former Office Leader Jeff Watson, PE, PMP, who was appointed to HNTB West Division President and Senior Vice President. …

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Swinerton Promotes Lauritzen to Lead Silicon Valley Division

SANTA CLARA, CA — Swinerton announces the promotion of Jennifer Lauritzen to Vice President and Division Manager of Swinerton's Silicon Valley Division. With a career spanning over two decades, Lauritzen joined Swinerton in 2005 and progressed through various roles, contributing her expertise to health care, technology, commercial office, and public …

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Sundt Adds Metcalf as Senior Proposal Manager in the Northwest

VANCOUVER, WA — Sundt Construction adds Senior Proposal Manager Kelley Metcalf to its Transportation Group. She will oversee proposal efforts for Sundt’s Northwest, Southwest, and Intermountain regions.

Metcalf joins Sundt with nine years of industry experience. She previously worked in proposal strategy management for a large general contractor, overseeing the …

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HNTB Announces Constant as Program Manager, Chang as Project Director

SAN JOSE, CA — Craig Constant, CCM, joins HNTB Corporation as Program Manager in the San Jose office, and Mark Chang joins the firm as Project Director and Associate Vice President in the Los Angeles office.

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An experienced development and construction professional, Constant will be supporting large …
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Berger to Lead HDR’s Railway Design Technical Services

WALNUT CREEK, CA — HDR selects Buzz Berger, P.E., as its next Railway Design Leader, a role that functions as the senior technical advisor for the company’s freight rail services.

In this role, Berger will lead quality assurance, resource availability and development, as well as project delivery for HDR’s …

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Michael Baker International Names Borzok Western Region Operations Manager - Bridge

SACRAMENTO, CA — Michael Baker International announces that Michael Borzok has joined the firm as Western Region Operations Manager - Bridge. In this role, Borzok will further strengthen the firm's practices and performance in the operations and execution of bridge services throughout the 24 office locations across nine states that …

Sundt Adds Three to California District

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sundt Construction recently added three new employee-owners to its California District team.

Project Manager Gavin McAleese brings eight years of experience to the Sacramento team, primarily on projects in the K-12 market, commercial retail, and higher education. Previous projects include the San Juan Unified School District Greer …

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Brown and Caldwell Adds Scott-Roberts as Program Management Director to Growing California Water Reuse Team

LOS ANGELES, CA — Brown and Caldwell announces the addition of further water reuse technical leadership as Sandy Scott-Roberts joins the firm as Program Management Director to help California communities tap into drought-proof drinking water sources.

Having spent most of her career at an internationally recognized water district, Scott-Roberts has …

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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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Baldwin Named WSP Northern California Transportation Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Shalonda A. Baldwin has been named Transportation Business Line Leader for northern California at WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

Baldwin joined WSP in 2022 as Senior Vice President for the Advisory Enterprise Management and Strategy Team. She is based in the firm’s …

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Rosendin Announces Executive Leadership Succession in 2024

SAN JOSE, CA — Rosendin announces new succession to the Executive Leadership Team upon the 2025 retirement of two long-standing executives. Beginning in January 2024, Keith Douglas will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and join the Board of Directors as Mike Greenawalt transitions to CEO Emeritus. Matt Hisaka …

Michael Baker International Promotes Alberts to Office Executive for Riverside/San Bernardino, California, Locations

RIVERSIDE, CA — Michael Baker International announces that Christopher Alberts, P.L.S., has been promoted to Office Executive for the firm's Riverside/San Bernardino, California, locations. In this role, Alberts will lead the Ontario, Palm Desert, Temecula offices' portfolio of services and bring the full range of the firm's expertise to …

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HOK Welcomes Khemakhem as a Director of Global Healthcare Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA — HOK announces the appointment of Amine Khemakhem as a Principal and firmwide Director of its global Healthcare practice. Khemakhem is based in Los Angeles. He brings over 20 years of professional experience in leading large-scale health care projects in the United States and abroad.

Khemakhem joins …

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HNTB Announces Watson as West Division President and Senior Vice President

SACRAMENTO, CA — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Jeff Watson, PE, as West Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of ... Jeff, HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the ... West Division," said Rob …

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Muallem Joins HNTB as Southern California Practice Leader, Regional Transportation Lead and Vice President

ONTARIO, CA — Basem Muallem, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Southern California Practice Leader, Regional Transportation Lead and Vice President. He will focus on growing the West Region’s design/program management practice from the firm’s Inland Empire and Orange County offices.

“Basem brings a wealth of experience in transportation planning …

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

SACRAMENTO, CA — 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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Gilbane Building Company Adds Garcia-Pineda as Healthcare Center of Excellence Leader in the West

SAN JOSE, CA — Gilbane Building Company announces that Angeles Garcia-Pineda joined the team as Healthcare Center of Excellence (COE) Leader for the west. Garcia-Pineda brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. She will leverage her expertise and relationships to help drive successful client relationships and elevate …

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Sundt Building Group Welcomes Fakih as New Project Manager in California

IRVINE, CA — Sundt’s Building Group hires Sam Fakih to join its team in Irvine as a Senior Project Manager. He will assist with identifying new opportunities and support project pursuits in Los Angeles and Orange County.

“We are excited to welcome Sam to our team,” said Jim Householder …

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Changes Announced to Skanska USA’s Civil West Coast Senior Executive Team

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska announces leadership shifts in its USA Civil operations’ West Coast executive team. Mike Aparicio will be stepping aside from his role as Executive Vice President (EVP) of the West Coast region and will take on the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations as …

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Primoris Services Corporation Welcomes Pratt as President of Power Delivery

SACRAMENTO, CA — Primoris Services Corporation (Primoris) announces that James Pratt will serve as President of Power Delivery within the Utilities segment. Pratt brings decades of industry experience, skill, and best practices to the business.

“I’m pleased to welcome James ... to Primoris as we continue to transform into a …

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SmithGroup Selects Malek as New Managing Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — SmithGroup announces a transition within its leadership team. Roxanne Malek, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA has been named as a Managing Partner, joining Russ Sykes, PE, LEED AP and Troy Thompson, AIA, LEED AP to form the three-person team leading the firm. Malek succeeds Mike Medici, …

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Stantec Hires Sathyamoorthy as Director of Innovation and Technology for Water Practice

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Stantec announces the hiring of Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Ph.D., as Director of Innovation and Technology for the company’s global Water practice. Sathyamoorthy will be based in Walnut Creek, California.

Sathyamoorthy will play a key role in Stantec Water’s leadership team as he develops, manages, and executes …

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Gensler Welcomes Sports Design Leader Niemuth

LOS ANGELES, CA — Gensler announces that Jon Niemuth, FAIA joins the global design and architecture firm as Director of Sports. Based in Los Angeles, Niemuth will work across Gensler Sports’ centers of excellence in Los Angeles, Austin, D.C., Seattle, and Costa Rica. He has nearly three decades of experience …

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Kelley Named New Vice President at Total-Western

PARAMOUNT, CA — Total-Western announces Dane Kelley as its new Vice President for its Southern District.

"I am thrilled to join an organization that embraces a vibrant culture and forward-thinking vision," Kelley said. "I am eager to harness the team's collective strength to deliver unmatched customer experiences, forge new pathways …

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Young Named HOK’s Regional Leader of Healthcare in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Belinda Young, AIA, LEED BD+C, Assoc. DBIA, has been promoted to Regional Leader for HOK’s Healthcare practice in Northern California. Based in the firm’s San Francisco studio, she brings more than 25 years of experience at HOK designing and leading complex health care projects throughout …

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Hawaii DOT Leadership Team Finalized

HONOLULU, HI — Following the Senate confirmation of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Director Ed Sniffen, HDOT announces its leadership team and priorities through 2026.

In addition to Sniffen, the HDOT leadership team includes Deputy Director for Administration Tammy Lee, Esq., Deputy Director for Harbors Dre Kalili, …

COWI Adds Transportation Industry Expert Tambay as Vice President

SACRAMENTO, CA — COWI in North America welcomes Troy Tambay, PE as a Vice President to its program and construction management group in California. Tambay brings with him a wealth of experience in both design management and construction management of major transportation infrastructure projects and specializes in major programs globally. …

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Stantec Expands Growth and Innovation Team with Addition of Bokor as Senior Vice President

IRVINE, CA — Stantec, a sustainable design and engineering firm, welcomes Peter Bokor to the company’s Growth and Innovation Office as a Senior Vice President. Based in the firm’s Irvine office, Bokor will support the development and execution of strategic plans and help oversee key accounts and corporate growth …

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Sundt Promotes Falvey to Vice President and Regional Director

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sundt Construction promotes Sean Falvey to Vice President and Sacramento Regional Director for Sundt’s Building Group, California District. As Sundt’s new leader, Falvey will oversee Sundt’s Northern California building projects and collaborate closely with senior leadership on long-term strategy and planning.

“We would like to congratulate Sean …

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Truebeck Construction Expands into Sacramento Region with New Office

SACRAMENTO, CA — Truebeck Construction, a commercial general contractor, announces its expansion into the Greater Sacramento Metro Area with the opening of their fifth office. This new regional office supports the growing number of projects in Sacramento and allows the firm to service existing clients beyond the San Francisco …

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Reconstruction Experts of Johns Lyng USA Appoints Agnew as Vice President of the California Region

LOS ANGELES, CA — Reconstruction Experts of Johns Lyng USA, a full-service general contractor specializing in construction services, roofing, and litigation, announces the hiring of Teresa Agnew as Vice President of the California region.

"Teresa is a well-respected leader who has both the industry experience and the necessary skills …

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Gates Appointed President of Erickson-Hall Construction Company

ESCONDIDO, CA — Mat Gates, CCM, LEED AP, has been appointed President of Erickson-Hall Construction Co. With a 30-year career in the construction industry, Gates has extensive experience delivering complex projects throughout Southern California. His appointment comes at a pivotal time in Erickson-Hall's history as it transitions ownership to …

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Schimenti Construction Company Hires Spataro as Senior Director to Lead Expansion Efforts Throughout the West Coast

LOS ANGELES, CA — Schimenti Construction Company announces that Vincent Spataro has joined the company as Senior Director, West Coast. Spataro brings more than 25 years of experience to the position. With a track record of service delivery for clients in the retail, commercial, sports, and entertainment sectors, he is …

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SmithGroup Hires Cusick to Lead Los Angeles Health Studio

LOS ANGELES, CA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, hires Daniel Cusick as Health Studio Leader and Principal in its Los Angeles office. In this role, he leads an expert team in the delivery of planning and design solutions for health care systems throughout Southern California. In addition, he …

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Hadsell Named HDR’s Education & Science Director for the U.S. West Region

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Greg Hadsell has been named HDR’s Education and Science Director for the U.S. West Region.

HDR currently has active education and science practices in the West with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix. In this role, Hadsell will connect HDR …

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XL Construction Announces Key Executive Promotions

MILPITAS, CA — XL Industries (XLI), a Northern California builder that includes XL Construction (XLC), announces the promotions of several executives, including Marcus Staniford to the role of President of XL Industries. The promotions reflect the organization's long-term strategic management succession plan.

Staniford joined XL in 2017 and served as …

MNS Engineers, Inc. Welcomes Riegler as New President and Chief Executive Officer

SANTA BARBARA, CA — The Board of Directors of MNS Engineers, Inc., a multi-service infrastructure consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, construction management, and land surveying services, announces the appointment of Darren K. Riegler as President and CEO. Riegler is a professional with more than 25 years of experience …

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Griffin Structures Appoints Hughes as President, Godfrey as Vice President of Operations

IRVINE, CA — Griffin Structures, a program and construction management firm, announces its selection of Jon Hughes to serve as the organization's next President. Hughes, who previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations, will assume the role effective immediately. In addition, long-time Senior Program and Construction Manager, Robert …

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Engineering Firm Psomas Hires Moore as Senior Vice President

LOS ANGELES, CA — Gary Lee Moore joins Psomas as Senior Vice President to assist the firm with strategic pursuits and partnerships for its engineering, construction management, environmental, and survey & geospatial services.

"We are extremely excited to have Gary join the Psomas team," said Matt Clark, Chief Development …

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DPR Construction Announces Whitson as President to Lead Alongside CEO, Pfeffer

REDWOOD CITY, CA — On the heels of extensive growth over the last decade, DPR Construction, a technical builder, faced a key question: How could the company continue to preserve its core and excel in an ever-evolving marketplace? DPR has answered that question through its commitment to shared leadership, …

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Sundt Construction Adds Crist as Preconstruction Project Manager

SACRAMENTO, CA — Sundt Construction’s California Building Group hires Marie Crist in its Sacramento Office as a Preconstruction Project Manager.

“We are happy to have Marie come out of retirement to rejoin Sundt,” said Ryan Nessen, Sundt’s Senior Vice President and California District Manager for the Building Group. …

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Rossie Assumes CEO Responsibilities at Webcor

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Matt Rossie, the President and Chief Operating Officer at San Francisco-based general contractor Webcor, assumes the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer. Rossie’s ascension to the role is part of a long-planned succession as immediate past CEO, Jes Pedersen, prepares for retirement later this …

AGC of California Honors Award Winners at 2023 Installation & Awards Gala

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) recently announced the winners of the Constructor Awards and Achievement Awards at the Fairmont San Francisco, at its annual black-tie Installation & Awards Gala honoring the year's best in the construction industry.

"Every year, AGC of California celebrates …

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The Dutra Group Elevates Stewart to CEO; Dutra to Serve as Executive Chairman

SAN RAFAEL, CA — The Dutra Group, a heavy civil marine contractor, has named Harry K. Stewart as its Chief Executive Officer. Stewart, who previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Dutra, assumes his new role as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bill T. Dutra, …

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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 …

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Michael Baker International Names Lim as Vice President and Western Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, CA — Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning, and consulting services company, announces that Trudi Lim, P.E., LEED AP, has been named Vice President and Western Regional Director. In this role, Lim will lead more than 800 employees and oversee all growth efforts, as well as …

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MVE + Partners Promotes Two New Principals, Berger and Seah

IRVINE, CA — MVE + Partners, an architectural, design, and planning firm, announces the promotion of Pieter Berger and Terrence Seah, NCARB to Principal. Each has more than 15 years of professional experience and has moved up within the company from Senior Associate Partner positions.

Berger is a designer …

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Walter P Moore Announces Gupta as Healthcare Market Leader

LOS ANGELES, CA — International engineering firm Walter P Moore announces the addition of Balram Gupta, Ph.D., SE as Healthcare Market Leader - West Coast in the firm’s Los Angeles-based Structural Group. Gupta is an industry leader in seismic retrofit work in the California health care market.

“Balram has extensive …

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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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Ostermiller Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director in West Region

DENVER, CO — Robert Ostermiller, PE, joins HNTB as Senior Project Director and Vice President in Denver. In this role, Ostermiller will provide leadership and solutions to transportation clients on big programs. Ostermiller will work closely with clients throughout Colorado, California, and the Western states.

“Rob brings an impressive …

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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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HNTB Names Dippel President of Western Region

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB’s Michelle Dippel has been named President of the firm’s Western Region, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets in 13 states. She will be based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.

“The Western Region, with its enormous market opportunities, is a …

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Oh Joins HNTB as Construction Services Group Director in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — Kenneth Oh joins HNTB Corporation as Construction Services Group Director and Associate Vice President. Based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office, his responsibilities include serving the highway construction management market for Southern California. He will support the firm’s ongoing Southern California construction projects, including ExpressLanes …

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Kenny Named Burns & McDonnell Construction Director for Industrial Projects in California

BREA, CA — Sean Kenny has been named Director of Construction for the Burns & McDonnell California region. He will have overall responsibility for construction operations and execution of industrial projects in the transmission & distribution, oil, gas, and chemicals, power generation, and water sectors.

Kenny previously served as Department …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Paresa to Hawaii Leadership

HONOLULU, HI — Tony Paresa has been promoted to lead Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm, in Hawaii as the next Pacific Branch Operations Manager. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Paresa joined Burns & McDonnell after fulfilling a variety of …

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Escalante Joins HNTB as Transportation Planning Department Manager

LOS ANGELES, CA — Gina Escalante joins HNTB Corporation as Transportation Planning Department Manager, based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office. Her duties include coordinating project priorities, staffing schedules, and staff assignments.

“Gina’s extensive experience, including her key role in Southern California transit corridors, will be an asset to …

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HOK Welcomes Choi as a New Design Leader in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — HOK appoints Peter Choi, AIA, as Principal-Design in San Francisco. He has more than 30 years of experience as an architect and team leader on projects around the world.

Choi began his architectural career in New York City. Since 2005, he has worked as an …

Sundt Hires Spence as Vice President and Regional Director for Northern California

SACRAMENTO, CA — Tim Spence recently returned to Sundt Construction, joining its Building Group‘s California District as the Vice President and Regional Director in Northern California.

Spence previously worked at the company in the early 1990s as a Project Engineer after graduating from college. While at Sundt, he worked …

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 …

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Webcor Elevates McCue to Senior Vice President, Project Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — California general contractor Webcor elevates Allison McCue to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Project Planning, overseeing the company's estimating and preconstruction activities, along with design management, project support, Virtual Design Construction (VDC) planning, and contract compliance. She fills the position vacated by Jitendra "Jit" Pahilajani when …

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Hadipour Joins HDR as West Region Aviation Lead

LOS ANGELES, CA — Aviation leader Kash Hadipour, Ph.D., P.E., joins HDR as West Region Aviation Lead. Hadipour, based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for HDR’s aviation practice in the western United States. Acting as a senior member of aviation leadership, he will lead multidisciplined project teams and …

SLAM Names Coles West Coast President

LOS ANGELES, CA — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces that Gregory Coles, AIA, Principal, has been named President of the firm and is located in the Los Angeles, California office. Outgoing President Robert Pulito, AIA, will remain on the board and active in the day-to-day business of serving …

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 …

Thayer Joins HGA as Senior Technical Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — HGA welcomes Kelly Thayer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as Associate Vice President and Senior Technical Leader in San Francisco, California.

In this newly created role, she will work with leadership to support the office’s growing Science & Technology practice planning laboratories and research facilities for …

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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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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Stantec Adds Three Strategic Hires to Growing Hawaii Healthcare Practice

HONOLULU, HI — Global design firm Stantec recently expanded its growing Healthcare practice in Hawaii with the strategic hires of Marni Tam, ACHA, EDAC, LEEP AP, as Healthcare Principal; Sundae Funai, AIA, as Senior Project Manager; and Kwan Law, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP as Senior Design Coordinator. The …

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Skanska USA Commercial Development Announces Creighton as National Head of Sustainability

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska announces the appointment of Heidi Creighton to Vice President of Sustainability. In this role, Creighton will lead Skanska USA Commercial Development’s strategic sustainable initiatives across the U.S. portfolio. Furthering the company’s ESG strategy, she will be responsible for identifying solutions that improve asset performance, energy …

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Webcor Elevates Pahilajani to Executive Vice President, Builders as Part of Long-Term Succession Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — California general contractor Webcor has elevated longtime company leader Jitendra “Jit” Pahilajani to Executive Vice President (EVP) responsible for all general contractor activities. In his new role, Pahilajani joins the company’s Board of Directors.

In his role as EVP, Builders — a new position established as …

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Michael Baker International Names Dougherty Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Newly Formed Western Region

SANTA ANA, CA — Michael Baker International announces that Malcolm Dougherty, P.E., has been named Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the firm’s newly formed Western Region. As the firm reimagines Michael Baker to better position the company for accelerated growth and to broaden its capabilities, services, and …

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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., …

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, …

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Four Strategic Hires Grow Stantec Transportation Team

IRVINE, CA — Global design firm Stantec recently expanded its transportation and structural practice in California with four strategic hires. With two new team members in Southern California and two in the Bay Area, the growing team is positioned to assist clients with critical infrastructure upgrades across the state.

Joining …

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JLL Strengthens Project and Development Services Team in West with Promotion of Tranbarger

IRVINE, CA — JLL announces that Kevin Tranbarger has been named as West Coast Multi-Site Projects Lead for its Project and Development Services (PDS) team. Tranbarger previous served as Senior Director of Retail Projects for JLL Asia Pacific.

Based in the firm’s Irvine, California office, Tranbarger will now oversee the …

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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Chen Joins HNTB as Project Director

LOS ANGELES, CA — Steven J. Chen, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Project Director in the firm’s Los Angeles, California, office. He is responsible for assisting the transportation group’s delivery of roadway design for the City of Los Angeles and other local agencies.

“Steven has an impressive background in …

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XL Construction Promotes Walker to Chief Executive Officer

MILPITAS, CA — Richard Walker, a nearly 30-year veteran of the construction and real estate industries, has been elevated to Chief Executive Officer of XL Construction, a rapidly growing Northern California-based general contractor firm.

He assumed the role as part of a planned executive transition, with the company's …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New 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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Yanmar Compact Equipment Honors Meridian Utility Equipment Sales as 2021 Dealer of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA — Yanmar Compact Equipment recognizes Meridian Utility Equipment Sales as the 2021 Single-Location Dealer of the Year.

“Meridian Utility 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 …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Sherman to Lead its San Diego Branch Office

SAN DIEGO, CA — Burns & McDonnell promotes Justin Sherman to serve as Branch Manager for its San Diego office. He is responsible for overseeing the management of daily operations and business development for critical infrastructure projects, including aviation, environmental, federal, power, and more.

“We are pleased to have Justin …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes McCall to Lead Transmission & Distribution Group in California

BREA, CA — Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction company, promotes Chris McCall to lead the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group in California. He is responsible for leading and growing a team of 76 employees who provide power and gas systems for communities.

“Chris …

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ENV Director Yokoyama Returns to Chief, Division of Wastewater Engineering

HONOLULU, HI — Mayor Rick Blangiardi has accepted the decision of Wes Yokoyama, Director of the Department of Environmental Services (ENV), to return to his previous position as Lead Engineer and Chief, Division of Wastewater Engineering. Yokoyama has served in his former role as Director since January 2021.

“Wes …

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Webcor Promotes Rossie to President; Reece Elevated to Senior Executive Vice President

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco-based general contractor Webcor appoints Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Rossie as Company President. Former President and Chief Executive Officer Jes Pedersen relinquished the role of President as part of a transition process that will culminate with his planned retirement in mid-2023. …

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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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New EquipmentShare Location in San Diego Area Joins Takeuchi's Dealer Network

SAN DIEGO, CA — Takeuchi-US has added an EquipmentShare location in the San Diego, California, metropolitan area to its growing North American dealer network.

The EquipmentShare San Diego area location will focus primarily on compact excavators and track loaders. The location will offer replacement parts and serve as an authorized …

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Hawthorne Cat Partners with Aloha United Way to Provide Food in the Hawaiian Islands

WAIPAHU, HI — Hawthorne Cat is supporting more than 200 food banks and home-delivered meal service to seniors and individuals with disabilities this holiday season to help meet the sharp rise in hunger across communities.

Hawthorne, through its partnership with Aloha United Way, is donating $50,000, with two of the …

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HDR Promotes LaFata to Transportation Equity Director

WALNUT CREEK, CA — HDR’s Cathy LaFata has taken on a new role as the company’s Transportation Equity Director, where she will apply more than 27 years of environmental justice expertise to help clients incorporate equity into projects at every level.

“Our clients are eager to figure out how …

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Waggoner Joins Takeuchi-US as Western Regional Business Manager

FOLSOM, CA — Takeuchi-US names Guy Waggoner as its new Western Region Business Manager (RBM). Waggoner will be responsible for all sales development activity and market share objectives in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, Idaho, California, and Hawaii. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, collections, …

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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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C.W. Driver Companies Promotes Hughes to Chief Operation Officer

PASADENA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the promotion of Brent Hughes to Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Hughes will expand his responsibilities as Vice President of Operations to provide executive-level oversight on all C.W. Driver Cos. projects spanning the Greater Los Angeles area and San Diego. …

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Andrade Joins HGA in Sacramento as Associate Vice President and Principal

SACRAMENTO, CA — HGA welcomes Julian Andrade, AIA, LEED AP, as Associate Vice President and Principal in the Public | Corporate practice group in Sacramento.

He will work with firm-wide leadership to increase business development opportunities within the government market throughout northern California.

“I focus on strengthening trusted partnerships …

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Lee Joins HDR as Education, Science, and Advanced Technologies Principal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Rachel Lee, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joins HDR as Education, Science, and Advanced Technologies (ESAT) Principal in the San Francisco office.

In collaboration with local and regional education, science, and advanced technologies leaders, Lee will help drive the overall direction of the ESAT sector in …

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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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Shah Joins HDR as Digital Advisory Services Practice Lead

IRVINE, CA — Keyur Shah, PMP, joins HDR as Digital Advisory Services Practice Lead. He will advise clients on how to leverage digital advancements to improve their performance and outcomes. This includes guiding them through digital advancement/digital transformation efforts to reduce related risks and incorporate lessons learned from other …

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HNTB’s Jenkins Wins Mobility 21 Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB’s Thomas Jenkins, PE, was honored with the 2021 Mobility 21 Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes transportation leaders who contribute to advancement in mobility in Southern California. Jenkins was recognized at the virtual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit.

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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.

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ALLU Announces Bejac Corporation as its Newest Dealer

LOS ANGELES, CA — Bejac, based in Los Angeles/Placentia, California, will be selling the heavy range of ALLU D Series Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The partnership with Bejac as its Western distributor reinforces ALLU’s growth strategy and commitment in the region.

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HDR Hires Johnson and Jarvis as Transportation Principal Program Managers

OMAHA, NE — HDR recently hired two new Principal Program Managers to help oversee its clients’ complex and high-profile programs. Tracy Johnson, P.E., and Scott Jarvis, P.E., are based in California but will contribute to projects across the globe. Both bring decades of experience.

“Today’s complex transportation programs …

Commercial Development Resources Hires Villanueva and Ocampo to Support Boom in California Land Development Projects

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Commercial Development Resources (CDR), a civil engineering firm, announces the hire of Bianca Villanueva, E.I.T. and Arelly Ocampo. Working under Founder Aaron Albertson, Villanueva is a Civil Engineering Project Manager and Ocampo is an Associate Engineer.

“We are excited to bring Bianca and Arelly …

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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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SmithGroup Hires Madison as Principal, Higher Education Studio Leader in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA — SmithGroup hires Richey Madison as a Principal and Higher Education Studio Leader at the firm’s Los Angeles and San Diego offices. He will partner with college and university campus leaders to find design solutions that will help them transition to a new post-pandemic era.

“Richey brings …

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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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Young Named HGA's Sacramento Office Director

SACRAMENTO, CA — Beth Young, AIA, EDAC, DBIA, Vice President, has been appointed Sacramento Office Director at HGA. She will direct administrative and operational functions for the 55-person office in Midtown Sacramento on the R Street corridor.

“The pandemic has presented many challenges and opportunities for our office,” …

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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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Henry Promoted to HGA's Principal in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA — HGA announces that Jake Henry, AIA, Associate Vice President, has been promoted to Principal in the Los Angeles office. In this position, he will direct new business opportunities and expand client networks for the firm’s growing corporate practice throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, and southern …

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Hawthorne Cat Opens New Stores in Oceanside and Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, announces the opening of its new store in Oceanside, California. Additionally, the Chula Vista store has moved to a larger, more convenient location. Customers can rent or buy …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Allied Machinery Corporation as North American Dealer with Top Market Share

HONOLULU, HI — Takeuchi-US presents Allied Machinery Corporation with an award for achieving top market share of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. Allied has provided Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals to customers from five locations on four Hawaiian Islands since 1993.

“In the 28 years …

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Taylor Design Welcomes Ceniceros as Science and Technology Studio Director

IRVINE, CA — Taylor Design, an employee-owned architectural, interior design, and design strategy firm, announces that Enrique Ceniceros, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm as Science and Technology Studio Director.

Throughout his 28-year career, Ceniceros has established himself as an expert in the adaptive reuse of commercial …

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Minnich Manufacturing Appoints McLaren as West Coast Sales Manager

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, announces Shawn McLaren as the company’s new West Coast Sales Manager.

Joining the company three years ago, McLaren has had experience in shipping management, inside sales, and the fabrication of hydraulic …

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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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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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Volvo CE Expands Dealer Technician Training with New West Coast Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is adding a West Coast technical training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer as part of a larger initiative to invest in technical training across North America. In addition to diesel construction equipment, the facility will serve as …

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 …

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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HNTB’s Chandran Named General Chair for ASCE Geo-Institute’s 2023 Geo-Congress

LOS ANGELES, CA — Yoga Chandran, PE, GE, HNTB Los Angeles Office Leader and Vice President, was named General Chair for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute’s 2023 Geo-Congress titled “Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions from the Ground Up.” In this role, he will be responsible for developing the …

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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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Architecture Firm AO Bolsters Leadership with Appointment of Four Partners and Three Principals in California

ORANGE, CA — AO, a full-service architecture firm, announces the promotions of 12 employees including four new partners, three principals, four senior associates, and one associate based in California. These promotions support the firm’s recent expansion into new markets, including the growth of its studios to serve sectors including …

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Haulotte North America Welcomes Esteban as New West Coast Sales Representative

PORTLAND, OR — Haulotte North America welcomes Ted Esteban as the new West Coast Sales Representative. Esteban will support existing customers and be responsible for leading sales growth within the region. His region includes the following states: California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada.

“We …

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California’s Youngest Black, Female General Engineer Creates Opportunities in Construction for Disadvantaged Groups

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Jennifer Todd, the youngest black woman to ever earn California’s CSLB (A) General Engineering license, and founder of LMS General Contractors, leads the company’s management team and develops her company’s strategy for growth. Todd fell into the construction business by accident, her first job …

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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. …

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 …

Dynapac Appoints Cole Dealer Sales Manager - Western Region

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dynapac announces the appointment of Steve Cole as Dealer Sales Manager - Western U.S. Region, reporting to Jamie Roush, Vice President of Sales. Cole is the Dealer Sales Manager for the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North …

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Trench Shoring Company Expands to Serve Northern California Contractors

COMPTON, CA — Trench Shoring Company announces April 2021 as the target date for the opening of their 11th location in San Leandro, California. With this newest facility, the company takes another step toward their commitment to serve all of California, with 10 branches from San Diego to the Bay …

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Goodfellow Bros. Commemorates 100 Years

Whether it’s paving new roads or rebuilding after disaster, constructing next generation energy sources or laying pipelines of opportunity, Goodfellow Bros. (GBI) has been an integral part of the development of the West Coast and Hawaii over the last century.

But it’s not just the scope and scale of capabilities …

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H&E Opens New Lodi, California, Branch

LODI, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new branch in Lodi, California, bringing the number of H&E California branches to 10.

The 11,600-square-foot facility sits on three acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with six service …

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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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Minnich Manufacturing Adds Vanguard Marketing Group to Western U.S. Distribution Network

HAYWARD, CA — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, has expanded distribution in the Western U.S. by adding Vanguard Marketing Group as a manufacturer’s representative.

Founded in 1976 and located in Hayward, California, Vanguard Marketing Group offers sales and service …

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Brown and Caldwell Promotes Senior Vice President Damikolas to Chief Operating Officer

IRVINE, CA — Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announces the promotion of Marc Damikolas from Director of Operations to Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.

With over 20 years of experience, Damikolas’ background encompasses the capture, planning, design, and construction of municipal and private sector water and …

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Hawthorne Cat Announces Ness as New President and CEO

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, announces the promotion of David K. Ness to President and CEO for all the Hawthorne divisions. He will be based in the corporate office in Rancho Bernardo (San …

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Conachen Joins Thornton Tomasetti as Vice President and San Diego Office Director

SAN DIEGO, CA — Thornton Tomasetti announces that Mack Conachen, PE, SE, RA has joined the firm as Vice President and San Diego Office Director.

Conachen has more than 15 years of experience in structural design, analysis, and project management. His work spans a range of project types, including education, …

AECOM Appoints Liu as Senior Vice President and Director of Growth for its Transportation Business in the U.S. West

LOS ANGELES, CA — AECOM announces that Andrew Liu has rejoined AECOM to lead growth for the company’s transportation business for its U.S. West region. In this role, Liu will be focused on collaborating with customers to ensure quality service, enhancing the team, and driving strategic growth and business development …

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Balgi Joins HGA as Science & Technology Principal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — HGA welcomes Deepa K. Balgi, RA, as Associate Vice President and Principal in the Science & Technology market group in San Francisco. She will focus on the Northern California market while collaborating across firm-wide offices and practice groups in health care, higher education, public, and …

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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 …

Doosan Announces New RGW Equipment Location in California’s Central Valley

LATHROP, CA — There is a new dealership for Doosan machines, parts, and service in the Central Valley of northern California. Doosan authorized dealer RGW Equipment opened its third location in Lathrop, just off the West Side Freeway.

“Our new Lathrop location is more convenient for our Central Valley customers …

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Willits Joins HNTB as Project Director

SANTA ANA, CA — Shannon Willits, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Project Director, based in the firm’s Santa Ana office. His duties will include management, planning, design, and construction of major highways and local roadways in Southern California.

“We are looking forward to Shannon’s leadership of our large, multidisciplinary …

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 Announces Industry Contributor Award Recipients

SACRAMENTO, CA — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals for outstanding service to the association and the equipment and event rental industry. The following are recipients of this year’s industry contributor awards, which will be presented at The ARA Show 2021 in Las Vegas.

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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 …

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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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Clarke Joins Dewberry’s Architecture Practice as Principal and Market Segment Leader

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Tamara Clarke, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, has joined the firm’s Sacramento, California, office as a Principal and Market Segment Leader for the justice architecture group.

With more than 30 years of experience, Clarke brings …

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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 …

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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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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Dewberry Adds Chao, Akiyama, and Reyes to California Offices

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dewberry, a privately held professional service firm, announces that Design Professional Jason Chao has been hired in the Pasadena office, while Senior Project Manager Sue Akiyama, RA, and Project Architect Edgar Reyes, AIA, have joined the Sacramento office.

Chao brings more than 10 years …

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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 …

Rubicon Professional Services Expands Headcount to Address Global Demand for Renewable Energy Resources

OAKLAND, CA — Rubicon Professional Services (RPS), an alternative for constructing or upgrading data centers, health care facilities, telecom sites, and other critical facilities, announces the addition of Abbot Moffat, Jesse Salveson, and Phillip Atkinson to its staff.

Moffat is a veteran in commercial construction with three decades …

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Cohen Named President of Kitchell CEM

SACRAMENTO, CA — Wendy Cohen was recently named President of Kitchell CEM, assuming leadership of the largest construction management firm in Sacramento. The company has more than 300 employees spanning California, Arizona, Utah, Iowa, Indiana, and Texas.

“Since Wendy joined Kitchell she has impressed us with her ability to …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

LiuGong North America Continues to Expand Dealer Network in U.S.

KATY, TX — LiuGong North America has appointed five new construction equipment dealers in the U.S. recently, expanding their growing dealer network. These dealerships provide the LiuGong and Dressta brands to areas of the country that previously did not have the opportunity to put them to the test.

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Caterpillar Announces Acquisition of Robotic Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Caterpillar Inc. announces they have acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, California, based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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H&E Equipment Services Opens New Los Angeles Branch

SUN VALLEY, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new branch in Sun Valley, California, serving the Los Angeles market.

The 15,000-square-foot facility sits on four acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with five service bays. It …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members. The election took place via email and mail-in ballots and results were announced at a recent board meeting, which took place through Zoom, as the association’s planned 48th Annual Convention was cancelled due …

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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announces that George Lumpkins, General Manager of Marketing, General Service Manager, and Product Developer Manager retired at the end of May 2020. Lumpkins is a professional with a 45-year career in the construction equipment business, with over 26 years with KOBELCO.

“George …

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Dynapac Names Hyland Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts

FORT MILL, SC — Tim Hyland returned to Dynapac recently as the Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts, working with those customers on sales of the entire Dynapac lineup that includes pavers, feeders, and compaction equipment. He is be based at Dynapac’s North American headquarters in Fort Mill, …

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Bejac Corporation is Now a Tigercat Dealer in California and Nevada

LOS ANGELES, CA — Bejac Corporation announces that they are now an authorized Tigercat dealer for California and Nevada. Tigercat specializes in equipment for forestry applications and machines designed specifically for severe duty off road logging and harvesting jobs like tracked loggers, material handlers and wheel harvesters. Bejac now offers …

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Lancaster Joins HOK’s Experience Design Group as Creative Director in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — Jeff Lancaster brings more than two decades of experience creating brand experiences for clients in retail, technology, workplace, and higher education to HOK’s Experience Design group.

Throughout his career, Lancaster has practiced at the convergence of brand design and architecture in leveraging the power of applying …

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Pitzer Hands Over Responsibility of Liebherr US Market to Bilgeri

Newport News, VA — On April 1, 2020, Daniel Pitzer changed position and moved to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the mobile and crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the U.S. market for the mobile and …

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Takeuchi Hires Vistad as Regional Business Manager

SAN DIEGO, CA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces Robert Vistad will join its staff as Regional Business Manager, effective immediately. Vistad will be located in the West region.

As Regional Business Manager, Vistad's main responsibilities include all sales development and activity within a multi-state territory. This includes, …

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Latinos In Transit Names HNTB’s Bonet to Corporate Advisory Committee

SANTA ANA, CA — Eugenio Bonet, HNTB West/Northwest Divisions Operations Officer and Associate Vice President, has been named to the corporate advisory committee for Latinos in Transit (LIT). As a nonprofit, membership-based organization, LIT is committed to promoting the advancement of Latinos and other minorities in the transportation sector. …

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C.W. Driver Companies Promotes Vasquez and Thornburg

PASADENA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the promotion of two senior marketing professionals. Jennifer Vasquez has been appointed Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Communications, while Valerie Thornburg will serve as Director of Marketing. In their new roles, Vasquez and Thornburg will bolster C.W. Driver Companies’ communications and …

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HDR’s Lisa Reece Named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Transportation Seminar Inland Empire Chapter

RIVERSIDE, CA — HDR’s Lisa Reece has been honored as the 2019 Woman of the Year by the Women’s Transportation Seminar Inland Empire Chapter. This is the first time in the chapter’s history that a woman from the private sector has been recognized with the award.

“Professionally, this is …

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Swinerton Announces Foster as CEO, Callis as President

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Swinerton announces a key leadership transition, naming Eric Foster as Chief Executive Officer and Dave Callis as President. Jeff Hoopes, Swinerton’s Chief Executive Officer since 2013, retired at the end of 2019 after 35 years with the company.

“As we look forward, I believe the …

Granite Names Larkin Chief Operating Officer

WATSONVILLE, CA — Granite Construction Incorporated announces that Kyle T. Larkin has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Larkin will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company and will continue to be a member of the executive committee reporting directly to James H. Roberts …

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KOBELCO USA Adds Bailey's, Inc. to Growing Dealer Network

WOODLAND, CA — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Bailey’s, Inc. to its nationwide dealer network. Bailey’s will represent the full line of KOBELCO excavators in Woodland, California.

“Bailey’s is committed to delivering total customer satisfaction,” said Jack Fendrick, COO …

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Valenti Joins HNTB’s National Tunnel and Underground Team as Principal Project Engineer

OAKLAND, CA — Bob Valenti joins HNTB Corporation’s national tunnel practice as Principal Project Engineer. He is based in the firm’s Oakland, California, office and serves as an accomplished resource to the firm’s clients and projects across the nation.

With more than 30 years of experience, Valenti brings extensive …

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RDO Equipment Promotes Bonini to Vice President

RIVERSIDE, CA — Duane Bonini has been named Vice President of RDO Equipment Co.’s Vermeer division. Bonini is overseeing all of RDO’s domestic Vermeer operations, which includes California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and northern Nevada.

Bonini grew up in the construction industry, working as a Vermeer Equipment Operator …

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Langan Promoted to President of SCA Architecture

SAN DIEGO — Mark Langan has been elevated to the position of president of SCA Architecture, a San Diego-based architectural firm formerly known as Smith Consulting Architects, announced SCA Architecture Founder and Managing Principal Cheryl (Dennie) Smith.

Langan has been employed at SCA Architecture for more than 30 …

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Rosendin Names Three New Leaders in California in 2020 Succession Plan

SAN JOSE, CA — Rosendin, an employee-owned firm in the electrical contracting industry, announces it will promote three longstanding officers in California to replace retiring company leaders. The 2020 Executive Leadership Succession Plan positions Paolo Degrassi as the new President, succeeding the retiring Larry Beltramo, who has been …

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RDO Integrated Controls and PRS Partner on Topcon Intelligent Paving Suite

FARGO, ND — RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon’s Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies’ footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon’s Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded DBIA’s 2019 Design-Build Project of the Year

CHULA VISTA, CA — At the 2019 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Conference and EXPO in Las Vegas, Hensel Phelps and contributing partners were recognized by DBIA with seven design-build excellence awards, including the 2019 Design-Build Project of the Year. DBIA recognizes companies and their projects annually that …

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ICRI Announces 2019 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

SAINT PAUL, MN — The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the winners of its 2019 Project Awards. The Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation was chosen as the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen, and the winner was announced at an awards ceremony.

ICRI awarded seven …

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Sundt Foundation Donates $20,000 to San Diego Charities

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Sundt Foundation awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to four San Diego nonprofits during its fourth-quarter disbursements.

“Supporting our local community is at the core of Sundt’s purpose,” said Elizabeth Tague, the Sundt Foundation’s San Diego region Board Member. “If we can help …

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Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics Partner to Explore the Use of Autonomous Robots in Construction

SUNNYVALE, CA — California-based Trimble, Liechtenstein-based Hilti and Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics announce a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble’s and Hilti’s construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot platform.

Autonomous robots can play a significant role in construction, specifically in …

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CTBUH Announces Award of Excellence Winners for Annual Awards Program

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program. The winning projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.

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Mayor Names Yonamine Acting Director of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction

HONOLULU, HI — Mayor Caldwell announces that he has named Mark Yonamine as Acting Director of the Department of Design and Construction (DDC). Yonamine had been serving as the department’s Deputy Director for more than six years. Yonamine requires confirmation by the Honolulu City Council before officially being named Director …

Skanska Launches Commercial Development Practice in Los Angeles, Announces First Project in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, announces the official launch of its commercial development division in Los Angeles, alongside its first acquisition in the market a fully-entitled commercial development site in Beverly Hills. Located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Almont Drive, 9000 …

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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of high-tech rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, welcomes Jason Ammon back to the Dynapac team as Vice President of Product Support & Operations.

Ammon is based in the Fort Mill, South Carolina, office reporting to …

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Thornton Tomasetti’s Stout Named LEED Fellow

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm, announces that Joel Stout, a Vice President in the firm’s Sustainability practice, has achieved the rank of LEED Fellow, the highest distinction awarded by the Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI). He is one of 29 practitioners and leaders …

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Fricke Rejoins HNTB as Project Director in Southern California

SANTA ANA, CA — Mark Fricke, PE, has re-joined HNTB Corporation as Project Director in Southern California. He brings more than 35 years of experience in highway design for major urban corridors and is based in the firm’s growing Santa Ana office. His duties include roadway design management of …

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Trimble Announces Painter as New President, CEO

SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as President and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January …

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Rosendin Announces Lamb as New Chief Information Officer

SAN JOSE, CA — Rosendin, a firm in the electrical contracting industry, announces Matt Lamb as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Rosendin is a $2-billion national company with 15 regional offices that provide electrical installation on large scale builds including stadiums, data centers, solar farms, healthcare centers, transportation …

Multiquip Expansion Demonstrates Focus on Optimizing Customer Experience

CYPRESS, CA — Multiquip Inc. announces the expansion of its Southern California operations with a new headquarters in Cypress, new manufacturing and production center in Fullerton and expansion of its San Bernardino operations. The strategic decisions are consistent with its customer-focused culture and commitment to providing product and after sales …

GOMACO Announces Winners of GOMACO Invitational #38 in Ida Grove, Iowa

IDA GROVE, IA — Approximately 300 guests from the United States and Canada were welcomed into the city of Ida Grove last week for the GOMACO Invitational #38. There were 228 participants in the two-person Putting Tournament and 280 in the four-person Scramble Tournament. The two-day GOMACO Invitational is the …

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Swinerton Chairman Hoopes Named Recipient of City of Hope’s 2019 Spirit of Life Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Swinerton, the 20th largest general contractor in the nation, announces that its Chairman, Jeff Hoopes, will be recognized with the 2019 Spirit of Life Award presented by City of Hope’s Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council (NCREC).The award recognizes industry leaders for their …

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Burns & McDonnell Honors Suppliers at Annual Community of Inclusion Awards Celebration

BREA, CA — Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture and construction firm, recently hosted its sixth annual Community of Inclusion Awards in California, recognizing small and diverse suppliers for project performance and client service.

“As part of our commitment to cultivate a diverse workplace and supplier …

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Thornton Tomasetti Announces Six Promotions in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco

NEW YORK, NY — Thornton Tomasetti’s board of directors announces the latest evolution in its leadership. As of January 1, 2020, New York-based Managing Director Peter DiMaggio and Managing Principal Michael Squarzini become co-CEOs, with current CEO & Chairman Tom Scarangello assuming the role of Executive Chairman. Washington, D.C.-based …

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Antonelli Joins HNTB as Project Director in the Inland Empire

ONTARIO, CA — Mathew Antonelli, PE, has joined HNTB Corporation as Project Director for the Inland Empire. His duties include management of the firm’s work on the I-10 Express Lanes Project for San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. He is based in HNTB’s Ontario, California, office.

“Mat’s experience with complex …

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HNTB Names Feuerborn President of West Division

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB’s Wayne Feuerborn has been named President of the firm’s West Division, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets, including rail/transit, tolling and aviation. He is based at the firm’s expanding California headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

“The firm’s West Division has experienced …

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HNTB Names Schneider Inland Empire Group Leader

ONTARIO, CA — Craig Schneider, PE, TE, joins HNTB Corporation as Inland Empire Group Leader. He leads the growth of the firm’s operations to better serve regional transportation clients, including San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) – District 8, Riverside County Transportation Commission, City of …

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Kitchell CEM Names Cohen and Pokrywa as New Regional Leaders in California

SACRAMENTO, CA — Kitchell CEM recently named Vice President Wendy Cohen leader of the company’s Northern California region and Kevin Pokrywa as Regional Executive for Southern California.

“Since joining us five years ago, Wendy has had an incredible impact on our profile in Southern California,” said Kitchell CEM President Russ …

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Kucharski Joins Kitchell Contractors as Regional Executive

SAN DIEGO, CA — Industry veteran Cecilia Kucharski recently joined Kitchell Contractors’ Southern California office as a Regional Executive to oversee San Diego operations, bringing more than 23 years of experience in a wide range of markets.
“Finding executives with the depth and diversity of experience that Cecilia has …

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ASLA Elevates Boland, Dake to the Council of Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as ASLA Fellows for their contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Michael L. Boland, ASLA of Presidio Trust in San Francisco and Glen Dake, ASLA of DakeLuna Consultants …

Trench Plate Rental Co. Acquires Trench Shoring Services

DOWNEY, CA — Trench Plate Rental Co. (TPRC) has acquired the assets and operations of Trench Shoring Services (TSS), a multi-state provider of trench safety equipment rentals and sales with 13 branch locations across Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Pennsylvania. Formally organized as TSS in 1993 by …

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Somerset CPAs and Advisors Launches 2019 Construction Industry Survey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Somerset CPAs and Advisors will be launching their 2019 Construction Industry Financial Performance and Salary & Benefits Survey. This industry-specific survey provides information about the financial standing of the national construction community, outlining salaries and benefits by position, balance sheets, statements of operations and other information as …

Stantec Adds Quezada, Jingang to its Power Team in Southern California

San Diego, CA — Stantec, a global engineering, architecture and design firm, recently expanded its growing Power team in Southern California with the addition of David Quezada and Jingang (George) Li. Quezada is the firm’s new Power Services Manager for the Southern California region, while Li is Lead …

BCCI Construction Company Joins GIS/STO Family of Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — BCCI Construction Company (BCCI) and Global Infrastructure Solutions (GIS) announced that the California-based commercial construction firm will join GIS and the Structure Tone Organization (STO) family of companies. The merger formalizes an existing relationship between STO and BCCI, increasing the geographic reach for both companies and …

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R.D. Olson Golf Tournament Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

IRVINE, CA — R.D. Olson Construction (RDOC), a general contracting firm in California celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, hosted its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and raised more than $80,000 for charity. All proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), an Orange County-based nonprofit organization committed to …

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CSDA Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members, who were elected at the 47th Annual CSDA Convention & Tech Fair in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Newly elected Officers are President Matthew Finnigan, National Concrete Cutting, Milton, Washington; Vice President Mike …

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HDR Acquires Calthorpe Associates

OMAHA, NE — HDR, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is expanding its multidisciplinary team of urban and regional planners by acquiring Calthorpe Associates, based in Berkeley, California. Going forward, the firm will do business as HDR|Calthorpe.

Calthorpe Associates is internationally recognized for leadership in regional planning, urban design and …

Berman, Former President of ZOOM, Joins Raken’s Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA — Raken, a daily reporting app and field management solution for the construction industry, has named technology industry growth expert Dave Berman, the former President of video collaboration platform ZOOM, to its Board of Directors.
“Raken is in position to see extraordinary growth in the …

Ritchie Bros. Appoints Jeter as President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, Taylor as Chief Sales Officer

VANCOUVER, BC — Ritchie Bros. announces an organizational realignment in North America. Jeff Jeter is appointed President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, and Kari Taylor is appointed Chief Sales Officer, U.S. Regions.
Jeter’s responsibilities will include driving the Upstream business by rolling out RB Asset Solutions in the U.S., …

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


DEERFIELD, IL — Ramin Younessi will replace Tom Pellette to lead Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment. Younessi is currently the Group President of Energy & Transportation, and he has more than 30 years of leadership inside and outside of Caterpillar. He will now be responsible for the company’s earthmoving, excavation, building …

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Metso Welcomes Quinn Company of California to Aggregates Distributor Community

INDUSTRY, CA — Metso welcomes California-based Quinn Company as a U.S. distributor. Quinn is celebrating 100 years of business after getting its start in agriculture. Today, the company sells and leases machines for agriculture, construction and the marine industry.
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CASE, Sonsray Machinery Provide Equipment for California Wildfire Response

LAKE ELSINORE, CA — CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery have donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside Counties in California.

Operation Wind River assisted residents in the …

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

LEWIS CENTER, OH — The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) recently announced the election of its new executive board at the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation in Las Vegas. Elected to serve a one-year term, the newly elected Executive Board includes:

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Dealers of 2018

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, announces its top dealers of 2018 according to sales performance.
Top Minnich dealers for 2018 include:

  • Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa) …
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HNTB Adds Gaffney, McMurtry to Leadership Team in Northern California

OAKLAND, CA — HNTB Corporation has added new leadership in Northern California as Shannon Gaffney was appointed Operations Manager and Jake McMurtry was appointed Sales Manager. Both are based in the firm’s Oakland office.

Gaffney and McMurtry join newly named Northern California Office Leader Jeff Watson in leading more than …

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Watson Named HNTB Northern California Office Leader

OAKLAND, CA — Jeff Watson, PE, PMP, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Northern California Office Leader, based in the firm’s Oakland office. A Vice President, Watson brings more than three decades of technical and leadership experience in the engineering field, including the last 15 years working in various …

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Safe Operator of the Year Recipient

SAN DIEGO, CA — The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) announces Bobby Blankenship as the recipient of its 2018 Safe Operator of the Year award.
“Safety is one of the American Concrete Pumping Association’s highest priorities, and our goal is to foster a culture of safety at every level in …

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Rosendin President and COO Named Interim President of National Electrical Contractors Association

SAN JOSE, CA — Larry Beltramo, President and COO of Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting firm, has been named the Interim President of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Beltramo will remain President and COO of Rosendin while serving as the Interim President of NECA.

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Terry Equipment Inc. Named as GOMACO Top 10 Distributor

BLOOMINGTON, CA — GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Terry Equipment Inc. of California as a Top Ten Distributor for sales in the 2018 fiscal year. The award was presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States.

Terry Equipment Inc. is headquartered in Bloomington, California, …

Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announces officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes became effective on May 1.
Tom Bluth, who was most recently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), has …

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
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Dewberry’s Vandenberg Promoted to Senior Vice President

LONG BEACH, CA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has promoted Rachel Vandenberg, PE, to Senior Vice President in the firm’s Long Beach, California, office. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Vandenberg has five years’ experience with Dewberry and has overseen the growth and expansion …

Doosan Portable Power Expands Distributor Network with New Coastline Equipment Branch Location

STATESVILLE, NC — Doosan Portable Power has expanded its authorized distributor network with the addition of a Las Vegas, Nevada, branch for Coastline Equipment.
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Coastline Equipment is an authorized distributor of Doosan Portable Power air compressors, generators, light towers and light compaction equipment. Coastline Equipment …