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Dewberry Names Wilson Operating Unit Manager for Florida and Southern Alabama

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Cliff Wilson, PE, has been named Operating Unit Manager over the firm’s Florida and Southern Alabama offices. The firm has offices as far south as Sarasota and as far north as Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida. Wilson …

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Hartsfield-Jackson Celebrates T-North Extension Opening

ATLANTA, GA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has officially opened its Concourse T-North Extension at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“Adding [the T-North extension] to our infrastructure simply strengthens our position as a global gateway,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said. “The extension will enhance the customer experience. ... So I'm happy …

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Highlands College Opens First On-Campus Student Housing

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Highlands College has opened the first residence hall on its new campus in Birmingham, Alabama, creating the opportunity for students to live on campus for the first time.

The residence hall supports the four-pillar approach of Highlands College that leverages academic instruction, hands-on training, spiritual development, and …

Hoar Construction Increases National Reach with Larger Presence in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Hoar Construction announces the opening of a larger office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to cement the firm’s presence in the eastern part of Tennessee, Northwest Georgia, and Northeast Alabama and expand capabilities with this new space. Chattanooga was the second Tennessee-based office for Hoar Construction — joining their …

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Long Joins VHB as Senior Transportation Engineering Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB expands their transportation management, design, and operations team in the southeast with the addition of Todd Long as Senior Transportation Engineering Manager in Orlando. Long's insight on complex transportation projects for federal, state, and local governments will be instrumental in helping communities increase capacity and make …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Ryan Breaks Ground on 50th Charter School Project

BRADENTON, FL — Along with Red Apple Development, Ryan Companies is celebrating the ribbon cutting of Lakewood Ranch Preparatory Academy Lower School, a K-5 charter school, and the construction start of the upper school grades 6-12.

This new project marks Ryan's 50th time they have been the general contractor …

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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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University of Miami Announces Plans for New Football Operations Center

MIAMI, FL — The University of Miami and Miami Athletics shares plans to build a new on-campus football operations center for Hurricanes football. Designed by HOK and Arquitectonica, the seven-story building will elevate the program and the student-athlete experience.

“We are excited to announce plans to build this best-in-class, …

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Centennial Yards Company Breaks Ground on $5B 50-Acre Mixed-Use Development to Transform Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Centennial Yards Company announces the groundbreaking of Centennial Yards, one of the largest city-center developments in the United States. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens joined Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler; CIM Group Co-Founder and Principal Richard Ressler; Grant Hill, Vice Chair of Atlanta Hawks; and Michael Russell …

Dobbs Equipment, LLC Named to John Deere’s Onyx Circle

GROVETOWN, GA — John Deere Construction and Forestry Division names Dobbs Equipment, LLC in Grovetown, Georgia, as a 2022 winner of its Onyx Circle award. The award recognizes John Deere’s top-performing dealers in terms of earning customers’ business, as determined by key performance metrics.

“Over the last year, Dobbs Equipment, …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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Gresham Smith Wins Top Prize in ACEC Tennessee’s Engineering Excellence Awards

NASHVILLE, TN — Gresham Smith announces that the design of the I-24 MOTION project for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) received the 2022 Grand Conceptor Award, the top prize, from the American Council of Engineering Companies Tennessee (ACEC Tennessee) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards program.

Three additional Gresham Smith-designed projects …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — The U.S. Department of Labor recently held its annual National Apprenticeship Week, with Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrating the event by recognizing the men and women who teach or are enrolled in the company’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program. An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the …

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LEO A DALY Earns Multiple AIA Palm Beach Design Awards

PALM BEACH, FL — Several LEO A DALY projects received 2022 Design Awards from the Palm Beach chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

“It is great to be recognized by the AIA for our design and the work of our team to execute these challenging and impactful facilities,” …

RS&H Hires Nicol as Chief Strategy Officer

JACKSONVILLE, FL — RS&H announces that Bryan Nicol has joined the national architecture, engineering, and consulting (AEC) firm as Chief Strategy Officer. Nicol will lead the development and execution of the firm’s strategic initiatives, short- and long-term growth objectives, and new business and expansion opportunities, working closely with RS&H’s senior …

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Schwabacher Named Design Principal in HOK’s Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami Studios

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HOK promotes Roger Schwabacher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Design Principal in its Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami studios. He takes over in Washington, D.C., for Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, who recently announced that he will retire in April 2023. In addition to his …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

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

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

Tennessee Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C Grade

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2022 Report Card for Tennessee's Infrastructure, with 13 categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a C, the same grade given by the section in its 2016 report. That means Tennessee’s infrastructure is …

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Tennessee Started 837 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law, New Report Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tennessee leveraged $1.1 billion in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 837 new improvement projects in communities across the state during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September …

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Alabama AGC Hosts Construction Leadership Council Leadership Development Conference

MOBILE, AL –– Alabama Associated General Contractors (AGC) recently served as the chapter host for the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Leadership Development Conference. The event took place at the historic Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Mobile, Alabama.

The conference, co-hosted by AGC of America, brings together the nation's …

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Dothan City Center Design and Redevelopment Plan Recognized

The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association (ALAPA) has recognized the Dothan City Center Design and Redevelopment Plan with the 2022 Franklin M. Setzer Urban Design Award.

Conferred at the annual award program, the award was nominated by the Wiregrass Foundation and is given in memory of Frank Setzer, …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Hensel Phelps Wins Project of the Year and Two Eagle Awards at ABC Central Florida Excellence in Construction Award Ceremony

ORLANDO, FL — Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Excellence in Construction awards program is a competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. All projects were judged …

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HNTB Names Nuevo as South Florida Office Leader

MIAMI, FL — Mario Nuevo, PE, has been named as Vice President and South Florida Office Leader for HNTB Corporation. Based in Miami, Nuevo brings multiple decades of engineering, construction, and infrastructure consulting experience to the firm. His leadership will help address South Florida’s growing mobility needs by delivering …

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

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

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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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SHVO Secures Historic Preservation Board Approval for One Soundscape Park in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, FL — SHVO, a real estate development and investment firm, announces the Historic Preservation Board's (HPB) approval for One Soundscape Park, a new ultra-luxury office property in Miami Beach.

In a recent meeting, the HPB reviewed plans for the contemporary high-design and high-performance property designed by Peter …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV Awarded Five-Year Contract for Water/Wastewater Projects by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MOBILE, AL — Stantec and Freese and Nichols (Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV) have been awarded a five-year, $25-million multiple award task order contract for architecture and engineering services by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District. Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV will provide the district’s Water and Wastewater Technical …

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Superior Construction Receives 2022 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Award

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, received the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's National Contractors Safety Award for its safety program.

Superior was one of four contractors to receive the award nationwide and won in the mid-size category for companies with one million …

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Superior Construction Wins Two Florida DOT Projects Worth a Combined $112.5M

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, has won two Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contracts worth approximately $112.5 million. The heavy civil contractor was awarded FDOT’s project to complete improvements to the I-295 and U.S. 17 Interchange, as well as a contract to improve the …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

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

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

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VHB Expands Florida Trail Network with Orlando Urban Trail Gap & Extension

Outdoor activities like bike riding and trail use are booming nationwide and are especially popular in the Sunshine State where weather favors year-round use. Paved multi-use trails have numerous benefits beyond health and wellness. VHB recently partnered with the City of Orlando and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to complete …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Balfour Beatty Delivers Greenstone Properties’ 14th + Spring Office Tower and Crescent Communities’ NOVEL Midtown

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty completes construction of Greenstone Properties’ and Crescent Communities’ joint development in Atlanta featuring the newly delivered 14th + Spring Office Tower and NOVEL Midtown multifamily community. The new multifamily and office towers add Class A+ office space, 340 residential apartments, and 3,200 square …

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Barton Malow Builders Announces Arndt as Tampa Construction Market Leader

TAMPA, FL — Barton Malow Builders appoints Larry Arndt as Senior Director to lead the firm’s growing Tampa office, which recently relocated to a new space in the Westshore District. A 30-year veteran of the design and construction industry, Arndt also serves as Barton Malow’s National Healthcare Leader with cross-market …

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Boxold Joins HNTB as Vice President in the Southeast Division

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jim Boxold, AICP, joins HNTB Corporation as Government Relations Officer and Vice President in Florida. In this role, Boxold will be responsible for helping advance transportation priorities and projects for HNTB clients throughout Florida, calling on his nearly two decades of state government experience, which culminated …

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CASE Names Real Turf Solutions as the Winner of the 2022 CASE Kickstart Business Development Contest

FORT VALLEY, GA — CASE Construction Equipment names Terry McNair and his landscaping company Real Turf Solutions of Fort Valley, Georgia, the recipient of the CASE Kickstart business development program for 2022.

"We salute Terry for his entrepreneurial spirit, people-first approach and dedication to his entire team," said Terry Dolan …

Curry Supply Co. Attends, Provides Recap of CAT UEM Conference

HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA — The Curry Supply Co. team recently attended the CAT UEM conference. Curry Supply's Off Road Sales Manager Tom Schnakenberg and Regional Sales Manager Stephen Nelson represented the company at the conference. The event offered networking opportunities and the chance to reconnect, build new relationships, and discuss industry …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
EPA Announces $315M WIFIA Loan to Increase Water Treatment Capacity and Reduce Emerging Contaminants in Nashville, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $315-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tennessee. With EPA’s WIFIA loan, Metro Water Services will modernize its infrastructure to provide safe, reliable drinking water to its growing service area.

“Metro …

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

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

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Freese and Nichols Adds Hudock to Lead Water Resource Projects in Southeast US

ATLANTA, GA — Freese and Nichols welcomes Gregg Hudock, PE, as Leader of the firm’s water resource design team in Georgia. A skilled dam engineer and solutions-oriented integrator of all the dam-related technical practice areas, he can help clients address dam safety issues, water supply needs, and flood-impact mitigation. …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Hollywood, Florida

HOLLYWOOD, FL — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Hollywood, Florida rental branch, its 10th in the state of Florida. It includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and is capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial equipment …

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

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

Kleemann
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
Safe Site Check In and Procore Automate the Daily Log to Improve Labor Productivity and Safety

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

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Sundt Hires Holtz as Project Director

TAMPA, FL — Sundt Construction hires Aaron Holtz as a new Project Director in its Industrial Group.

"Aaron's experience and work ethic will be a great addition to our Group," said Brad Tackett, Business Development Manager for Sundt's Industrial Group. "He will be an excellent asset in our efforts …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
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USACE Awards Large, Foundational Construction Contract for CEPP EAA A-2 Reservoir

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, awarded the second Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area (CEPP EAA) Phase Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This contract is for the foundation and cutoff wall …

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Altamonte Springs Connects to Innovation with New Autonomous Vehicle Flex Path Plan

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL — VHB is helping the City of Altamonte Springs, Florida (population 45,500), elevate sustainability and transportation technology to improve mobility for residents and visitors — and electric autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttles are an important part of their plan. VHB partnered with the future-focused city to plan and …

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Balfour Beatty Completes New AdventHealth Training Center

ORLANDO, FL — Balfour Beatty successfully delivers the new AdventHealth Training Center in downtown Orlando, which serves as the training site for the Orlando Magic and a destination sports medicine center to Central Florida. The facility celebrated its official grand opening at a ceremonial event with Orlando Magic, AdventHealth, Balfour …

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

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

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

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

Rob Gray
In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
Bomag - Roller
Your local Bomag Americas dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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Florida Poly's New Research Building Opens its Doors

LAKELAND, FL — Florida Polytechnic University unveiled its new Applied Research Center. The $47-million building expands the university's research capabilities and will further its mission to serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied sciences.

At more than 90,000 square feet, the Applied …

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

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

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

Mega Site Construction Job in Southeast Awarded to Barnett Southern Corporation and its Partnership

SAVANNAH, GA — Barnett Southern, a commercial and industrial site development company, and its business partners McLendon Enterprises and Complete Sitework Services, have been awarded the contract for site and utility development (Phase I) of the recently announced Hyundai Motors electric vehicle plant. The $5.5-billion manufacturing facility will …

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PeQueen Joins Dewberry’s Florida Water Practice

LAKELAND, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has hired Jeff PeQueen, PE, as Senior Project Engineer in its water practice, with an emphasis on stormwater site/civil design. PeQueen will be based in the firm’s Lakeland, Florida, office.

With more than 33 years …

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Portman, Hoar Announce Topping Out of the Moore Building in Midtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — One of the tallest new buildings in Nashville’s Midtown district has reached its highest point. National developer Portman and Creed Investment Company recently celebrated the topping out of the Moore Building, a 16-story office tower with street-level retail. Construction is set for completion in February 2023.

The …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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Shawmut Design and Construction Tops Off at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Event Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, completed the steel topping off of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina’s new 38,000-square-foot event center, slated for completion this year.

In partnership with Adache Group Architects and HBA, the new, two-level building will feature 28,500 …

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State Transportation Board of Georgia Elects New Leaders

ATLANTA, GA — The State Transportation Board of Georgia elected its new executive leadership team at its monthly board meeting. Kevin Abel was named Chairman; Robert Brown was named Vice Chairman; and Ann R. Purcell was named Secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections are held annually to …

Tennessee DOT Announces Chief Engineer Transition

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Butch Eley has named Will Reid as its Chief Engineer and Deputy Commissioner.

Chief Engineer Paul Degges will serve as the Chief Policy Advisor, focusing on legislation and federal affairs. Degges' career at TDOT began in 1986 as an engineering student …

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Trammell Crow Company, High Street Residential, and Georgia Tech Break Ground on Science Square

ATLANTA, GA — Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a commercial real estate developer, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in partnership with its residential subsidiary, High Street Residential (HSR), and Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures (GATV), a cooperative organization of the Georgia Institute of Technology, for the first phase of Science Square.

Formerly known …

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

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

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

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

Trimble Roadworks version …

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University of Florida Unveils New Football Training Center

GAINESVILLE, FL — The James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Training Center at the University of Florida recently opened, just ahead of the 2022 season. Designed by HOK and constructed by Parrish-McCall, the 142,000-square-foot building includes two floors of high-performance training spaces for student-athletes. Modern amenities throughout the facility support …

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

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

AECOM Awarded Program Management Contract for Orange County Public Schools in Florida

ORLANDO, FL — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it has been selected by Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Florida to provide program management services in support of its capital facility program. The district-wide program encompasses remodeling, renovations, and additions to existing schools and facilities as well as …

Burns & McDonnell Names New Principals Leadership Class Amid Record-Breaking Growth

MAITLAND, FL — Burns & McDonnell promotes 35 employee-owners across the U.S. to the Principal Group after their contribution to a record year of sales and growth in 2021 for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm.

Last year, Burns & McDonnell supported 17,000 projects, grew by nearly …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

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

Dewberry Welcomes Long as Assistant Business Unit Manager in Nashville, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jon Long, PE, LEED AP, has joined the firm as an Assistant Business Unit Manager in Nashville, Tennessee, to support the firm’s growth in the health care market.

Prior to joining Dewberry, Long was an Operations …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

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

EXP Joins Hillsborough County Leaders at Apollo Beach Boulevard Ribbon Cutting

TAMPA, FL — EXP recently joined Hillsborough County leaders, partners, and community members to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the Apollo Beach Boulevard/I-75 Roadway Construction Project. The ceremony, taking place at Paseo Al Mar Boulevard, acknowledges a year and a half of construction, design, and planning to complete the …

First of the I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements Opens to Traffic

DECATUR, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announces the opening of the new Redwing Circle bridge over I-285 in DeKalb County. Construction partners closed the old structure on February 14, and the new bridge was completed ahead of the 180-day schedule allowance.

Continued construction activities include final …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
Florida DOT Receives Grants Totaling $37M to Enhance Transportation Safety

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has been awarded two grants that support Florida’s commitment to enhancing safety and supporting innovative transportation solutions. The grants, awarded in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, bring over $37 million in new funding to Florida.

In partnership with …

GOMACO Appoints Harper as District Manager for the Southeast United States

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

Gresham Smith Founder, Batey M. Gresham Jr., Passes at Age 88

NASHVILLE, TN — Gresham Smith announces the passing of Batey M. Gresham Jr., AIA — one of the firm's founders. He was 88 years old.

"Our hearts are heavy today," said Gresham Smith CEO Rodney Chester. "Our firm, our profession, and our communities have lost a leader who inspired …

Hazley Named VHB Gulf Coast Managing Director

SARASOTA, FL — VHB is strengthening its integrated approach to projects in the Sunshine State by naming Demond Hazley, PE, as Managing Director of VHB Gulf Coast. Hazley's multidisciplinary background and client commitment will be instrumental in leading the Sarasota and Tampa offices at a time of booming population …

Margio Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager in Florida

MAITLAND, FL — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Joe Margio, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Maitland, Florida, office.

Margio has 37 years of experience as a Project Manager and Engineer of Record for a wide variety of …

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

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

Ohland has also …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

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

SNC-Lavalin Awarded $60M US Contract for Georgia Department of Transportation's Design-Build Program

ATLANTA, GA — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a contract to provide general engineering consulting (GEC) and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The company has been …

Stantec-Designed Strata Wynwood Mixed-Use Development Completed in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District

MIAMI, FL — The new Strata Wynwood mixed-use residential building, designed by global firm Stantec, is the newest addition to the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The project includes 257 residential units, artist studios, three floors of office space, street-level retail, and 474 parking spaces. Stantec provided building architecture …

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

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

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

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Van De Loo Joins VHB as Senior Land Development Project Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Danielle Van De Loo, PE, as Senior Project Manager on the Orlando Land Development team. She will lead the development, design, and permitting of new land development projects across Central Florida. With an increasing annual population of more than 300,000 residents, Van De Loo …

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

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

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

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

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

CASE, Tidewater Expand into Southern Alabama with new Construction Equipment Sales, Parts, and Service Operation

ENTERPRISE, AL — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Tidewater Equipment Company has expanded its construction equipment footprint in the southeastern United States with an all-new full-service location in Enterprise, Alabama — delivering equipment sales, parts, and service support to southern Alabama. This is Tidewater’s sixth construction equipment operation, and the company …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

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

SITECH
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El-Agroudy Joins VHB as Senior Water Resources Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Amr El-Agroudy, Ph.D., P.E., as Senior Water Resources Manager in Orlando, Florida. El-Agroudy brings insight into water resources practices that will help public and private clients address climate issues while reimagining communities.

El-Agroudy has more than 30 years of international and local experience enhancing …

Fecon Appoints Linder Industrial Machinery as Distributor in Florida and Carolinas

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Fecon announces the addition of Linder Industrial Machinery as a new stocking distributor for the full lineup of Fecon mulching tractors, forestry mulchers, and attachments in the states of Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They have 16 locations in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Plant City, Ft. Myers, …

Florida Manatees Gain ‘Lift’ from Shuttlelift SCD09 Industrial Crane at ZooTampa

TAMPA, FL — To support its manatee care and rehabilitation program, ZooTampa has purchased a new Shuttlelift SCD09 carrydeck crane, replacing an older Shuttlelift crane that served the program’s staff for over 20 years.

These increasingly threatened, gentle sea mammals have endured habitat loss, dangers such as cold stress and …

Gilbane Building Company Begins Renovation at Orange Technical College in Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, FL — Gilbane is providing construction management services for the comprehensive renovation project located in the heart of Creative Village within Orange Technical College’s (OTC) main campus. OTC is part of Orange County Public Schools and has five campuses offering various technical programs of study leading to career certifications …

H&E Opens New Branch in Lakeland, Florida

LAKELAND, FL — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its new Lakeland, Florida, rental branch, its ninth in the state of Florida with many more planned. The facility includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop with six service bays. It is capable …

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Interplan LLC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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

Investments at the Space Coast Propel Expansion for Burns & McDonnell

MELBOURNE, FL — Supporting momentum generated by aerospace, defense, and space projects along with historical launches along Florida’s Space Coast, Burns & McDonnell is opening a new 2,800-square-foot office in Melbourne, Florida. Burns & McDonnell employee-owners there will serve the firm’s Southeast clients that work primarily in space facilities and …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SmithGroup Opens First Southeastern Office in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — SmithGroup has opened its first office in the southeastern United States in Atlanta. The office in the Midtown neighborhood of the city is the firm’s 19th location worldwide, expanding the company’s footprint in the higher education and health care markets.

The Atlanta office is led by Robert …

Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

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

Tuff Torq Celebrates Grand Opening of Test Engineering Center

MORRISTOWN, TN — Tuff Torq Corporation celebrates a major milestone in its history with the grand opening of the Tuff Torq Test Engineering Center (T-TEC). The 17,000-square-foot facility allows for significant expansion of Tuff Torq’s testing capabilities and supports continued growth of the company.

Tuff Torq Corporation was established in …

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University of Miami Breaks Ground on New Comprehensive Cancer Center

MIAMI, FL — Designed by HOK, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center - Transformational Cancer Research Building (TCRB) will be a hub for cancer research, innovation, wellness, and patient-centered care.

The University of Miami recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the TCRB. Set to open in 2024, the …

Walter P Moore Announces Martin as Design-Build Market Leader

TAMPA, FL — Walter P Moore has a history of successfully executing design-build projects. In an effort to continue these relationships and build new ones, the international engineering firm promotes Scott Martin as the Design-Build Market Leader.

“The design-build market has grown tremendously and is expected to account for nearly …

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 …

Burch Joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Brian Burch, PE, joins HNTB as a Senior Project Manager in the Southeast Division where he will focus on project delivery throughout the multi-state region, which includes North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. Working out of the Atlanta office, Burch brings nearly three …

Burns & McDonnell Marks Rapid Growth, Creates Job Opportunities at its Atlanta Office

ATLANTA, GA — Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst and members of the city of Brookhaven and the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce joined Burns & McDonnell leadership and employee-owners at a ribbon-cutting and open house event to celebrate the expansion of the firm’s Atlanta office.

Since opening its first Atlanta office in …

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Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Transformation Complete at the University of Georgia

ATHENS, GA — Designed by HOK and built by DPR Construction, the expanded Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall at the University of Georgia (UGA) supports the 2021-2022 college football national champions with 136,300 square feet of new space and 28,700 square feet of renovated space in the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall athletic …

Devine Joins HDR as Federal Architecture Principal

TAMPA, FL — Tim Devine, Jr., AIA, NCARB, has been named Federal Architecture Principal, where he will work to develop partnerships with clients, from the pursuit phase to project delivery, including programming, design, and construction close-out.

Devine supports the Southeast region, bringing more than 35 years of design expertise …

Freedom First Budget Makes Record Investments in Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, FL — With Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of the 2022-2023 Freedom First Budget, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continues to build upon critical enhancements and innovations for Florida’s multimodal transportation system. This historic $12.6 billion in funding for Florida’s transportation infrastructure ensures that Florida continues to serve as …

Gates Joins VHB as Senior PD&E Project Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Sunserea (Dalton) Gates, PE, as Senior Project Manager in the Orlando Transportation Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) group. Gates will help VHB clients navigate the social, environmental, and economic effects of critical transportation projects while providing National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) experience, perspective, and …

HDR’s Lauzier Appointed to Chair of American Council of Engineering Companies Transportation Committee

ORLANDO, FL — HDR’s Andre “Andy” Lauzier has been appointed to serve as the American Council of Engineering Companies Transportation Committee Chairman for the 2022-23 term. Lauzier, HDR’s Transportation Planning and Design Director based in Florida, was selected by the ACEC leadership and announced at the annual ACEC convention. …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded Zone 1 F-35 Flightline Facilities at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, FL — The United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District awarded the Hensel Phelps Southeast District the $531-million Zone 1 F-35 Flightline Facilities project at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

In October 2018, Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle and left many areas …

Kohler Co., Burns & McDonnell Complete 546,000-Square-Foot Distribution Warehouse at Kohler’s Huntsville Campus

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Kohler Co., a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, and Burns & McDonnell have completed construction of a 546,000-square-foot warehouse at Kohler’s Huntsville campus. Spanning 28 acres, the major capital investment project will increase production and shipping capacity for the company’s lines of STERLING Vikrell bath and …

New CROFT-Designed Kennesaw Recreational Center Wins Design Award

KENNESAW, GA — CROFT & Associates' newly-designed recreational center for the city of Kennesaw has officially opened — and already won its first award. The $10.5-million, 48,700-square-foot recreational center, originally designed to be constructed in two phases, was ultimately completed in its entirety and ahead of schedule.

Not long …

Ryan to Build Taste and Scent Innovation and Customer Experience Center in Lakeland, Florida's Citrus Belt

LAKELAND, FL — Ryan Companies US, Inc. (Ryan), a national commercial real estate solutions provider, has been appointed as the lead developer, architect, construction, and management team on IFF’s new Citrus Innovation Center at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida. Ryan will break ground on the 28,000-square-foot facility this summer, …

US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

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

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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 …

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

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

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Associated General Contractors of Georgia Names Noblett as the 2022 Safety Leadership Award Winner

ATLANTA, GA — The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) announces Phillip Noblett, a Superintendent with Alston Construction Company, LLC, has received the Safety Leadership Award.

As the statewide chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC of America), AGC Georgia presents the Safety Leadership …

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Cerione Joins HNTB’s Aviation Team as National Practice Consultant

ORLANDO, FL — David Cerione joins HNTB as a National Practice Consultant and Vice President for the firm’s aviation practice. In this role, he will support aviation clients nationwide in the oversight and delivery of capital improvement programs. Cerione joins HNTB from another consulting firm where he served as National …

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

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

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Design Renderings Revealed for the Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

JACKSONVILLE, FL — DLR Group releases updated design renderings for the Museum of Science & History in Jacksonville, Florida. In collaboration with DLR Group, the project is being realized through the design partnership of local firm kasper architects + associates and SCAPE landscape architecture.

The museum was originally founded …

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Hoar Announces Topping Out on Science and Engineering Complex at UAB

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Hoar Construction announces the topping out of Phase I of the new Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), signifying the building reaching its highest point. The $76-million development represents Phase I of a three-part project that aims to consolidate all of …

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I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project Advances with Announcement of Developer Selection

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) State Transportation Board approves selection of the Apparent Best Value Proposer for the I-285/I-20 East Interchange project, one of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects. Georgia DOT used a best-value procurement method for the Design-Build-Finance project, which evaluates both …

Kubota Announces Grand Opening of R&D Center, Expanding North America-Based Innovation

GAINESVILLE, GA — Kubota North America Corporation (KNA), the parent company for Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA), and Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) recently celebrated the grand opening of the new 280-acre, Research and Development Center in the state of Georgia to meet the needs of …

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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., …

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Lane Construction Wins Tyndall AFB Contract

PANAMA CITY, FL — The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has been awarded a $357-million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to rebuild a portion of Tyndall Airforce Base (AFB) that will result in more resilient infrastructure to address future climate-change …

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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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New Westbound SR 84 Bridge Installed Over I-95 in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The newly constructed 209-foot westbound SR 84 bridge has been installed over I-95, part of the I-95 Express Lanes Phase 3C Project. The innovative operation was managed by the Archer Western - de Moya Joint Venture, along with Mammoet, BCC Engineering, and The Corradino …

Sakai America Announces Changes in Sales Team

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — Sakai America, Inc. announces two changes within the sales department. Nick Zessack will transition from a Sales Support position to the Southeast Regional Sales Manager role. Zessack will continue to work out of the Adairsville, Georgia, head office, but will be the primary contact for Sakai heavy …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Expands South Florida Presence with New Office in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — In response to growing client and market demand, Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces the establishment of its newest office, located in The Square in the heart of West Palm Beach. The new office marks the firm’s second office in …

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SmithGroup Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting of the Transformed Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

ATHENS, GA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, celebrates the opening of the newly modernized Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new patient tower. The new 229,000-square-foot, $194-million patient tower concludes a two-phase transformation of the medical campus in Athens, Georgia, designed by SmithGroup. …

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Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

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

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

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Terex Opens New Georgia Service Center

ATLANTA, GA — Terex Utilities has opened a new Terex Service Center in Georgia. The brand-new location in Atlanta was built-to-suit, offering full-service repair facilities, as well as inspections, preventative maintenance, transfers and rebuilds, and more.

“Atlanta continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast U.S., …

Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

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

But …

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U.S. Rep. Fleischmann Joins Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Burns & McDonnell Office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

OAK RIDGE, TN — To support new and ongoing projects in the region, Burns & McDonnell opened a new, permanent office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting firm plans to add 20 employees at this office, including hiring from local universities, within …

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Wright Named AECOM’s Metro Atlanta Lead

ATLANTA, GA — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces the appointment of John D. Wright as its Metro Atlanta Lead. In this role, Wright will develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders and oversee the delivery of a broad range of infrastructure projects spanning numerous market sectors in the Metro …

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Younglove Construction Wins ABC of Iowa Award

ATTALLA, AL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, recently received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a …

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Alabama Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C- Grade for the Second Time

MONTGOMERY, AL — The Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2022 Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure. Alabama civil engineers gave 12 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a C-, the same grade the state received in its 2015 report, meaning Alabama’s infrastructure is …

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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CROFT Announces Promotion of Smith to Vice President

KENNESAW, GA — CROFT & Associates announces the promotion of Earl Smith, a 37-year veteran of the industry, to the position of Vice President.

As Vice President, he will continue to serve as the Business Unit Director for CROFT’s Local Government Market where he leads operations and overall project …

SITECH
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Funk Joins Takeuchi-US as Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Joseph Funk as its new Regional Business Manager (RBM) for the Mid-Atlantic region. Funk will be responsible for all sales development and activity in that multi-state region, including dealer development, dealer recruitment, inventory control,  forecasting, program promotion, and communication.

“Joseph has a lot of enthusiasm …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

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

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Henry County Transit Master Plan Will Shape Mobility Connections in Suburban Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Residents of Henry County, Georgia, enjoy the perks of living only 30 minutes south of downtown Atlanta on Interstate 75, along with the benefits of parks and recreation opportunities, plentiful and affordable housing, and attractions like the Atlanta Motor Speedway closer to home. Those perks are reflected …

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Hunt Named President of HDR's Global Water Program

TAMPA, FL — HDR names Erin Hunt, P.E., to succeed Glen Ellmers as President of its global water practice, upon Ellmers’ retirement in June. For the past three years, Hunt has served as Area Manager for HDR’s operations in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. In her new role, she will …

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Hyundai Expands its Dealer Network with Three New Taylor Construction Equipment Locations

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas — which earlier this year expanded its dealer network with the addition of Taylor Construction Equipment locations in White House and Maryville, Tennessee — announces the addition of three new Hyundai-authorized Taylor locations, one in Mobile, Alabama, and one each in the Mississippi …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

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

Lehigh Hanson Acquires Meriwether Ready Mix Assets

IRVING, TX — Lehigh Hanson, Inc. announces that it has acquired all assets of Meriwether Ready Mix. These assets include four ready mixed concrete plants and a fleet of mixer trucks. Formed in 2005, Meriwether Ready Mix is a producer of ready mixed concrete with a well-established residential and …

Modjeski and Masters Expands into Florida; Hires Odeh as Regional Director

TAMPA, FL — Modjeski and Masters (M&M), a company focusing on the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, announces the firm's expansion into Florida following the hiring of Regional Director Wael Odeh, PE.

Odeh brings his experience overseeing bridge and highway design …

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

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

Power Equipment Announces Hancock as New General Manager, Credit and Finance

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a Bramco company, announces the promotion of Tim Hancock to General Manager, Credit and Finance. Hancock replaces Jim McNeillie, who after 40 years has retired from Power Equipment. Hancock will lead the credit and finance department for all Power branches.

“Tim has been …

Kleemann
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Sarasota Memorial Opens New Oncology Tower

SARASOTA, FL — Sarasota Memorial's latest addition to its Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute, a new, eight-story inpatient and surgical Oncology Tower, elevates and expands cancer treatment in Southwest Florida. Designed with input from staff, patients, and physicians, the facility features 56 private suites for hospitalized cancer patients and nine …

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Stantec Promotes Jaegerman to Global Business Leader for Buildings

MIAMI, FL — Global design firm Stantec promotes Adriana Jaegerman to Senior Vice President and Business Leader for its global Buildings practice. In this role, Jaegerman will provide leadership across Stantec’s entire Building practice and work with leaders in the firm’s architecture, buildings engineering, and interior design disciplines to ensure …

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Suffolk Selected for Tampa International Airport Expansion

TAMPA, FL — Suffolk, a builder and real estate enterprise, has been selected for the design-build expansion of Airsides A and E at Tampa International Airport. This expansion will support Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and Tampa International Airport as they project up to 38.8 million annual passengers, 402,000 tons …

Tennessee Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2023-2025

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Interim Commissioner Joe Galbato release TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring just over $3.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 58 individual project phases in 34 counties across the state.

The program emphasizes the repair and replacement of …

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

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

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VHB Announces Smith as New Environmental Leader to Elevate Sustainability on Aviation Projects

ORLANDO, FL — VHB announces the addition of a new environmental team member who will elevate sustainability across markets for a broad range of clients. Chuck Smith, PWS, joins the Orlando, Florida, office as Director of Environmental Services. He will lead business development, client care, staff mentorship, and growth …

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World of Asphalt, AGG1 Break Records, Max Out Music City Center in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Asphalt paving and aggregates professionals filled in a sold-out Music City Center exhibition floor in Nashville as World of Asphalt’s 20th Anniversary and AGG1 brought the industry back together. Organizations from across the country, including Rogers Group, Inc. and Milestone Contractors sent representatives ranging from C-Suite executives …

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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BOMAG, Linder Machinery Pact Paves Way for New Roadbuilding and Construction Opportunities Across Florida, North & South Carolina

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Linder Industrial Machinery announce their cooperation for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving, and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction market segments throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and most of Florida.

The collaboration will bring together two companies with …

DLR Group to Design Orange Technical College - East Campus

ORLANDO, FL — Global design firm DLR Group has been selected to design the new Orange Technical College - East Campus. Orange Technical College, part of Orange County Public Schools, encompasses five technical college campuses across Central Florida and is integrating a new vision to achieve specialized curriculum at each …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for Project in Florida

MARTIN COUNTY, FL — An HDR project in Florida recently received a 2022 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning project advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Fairburn, Georgia

FAIRBURN, GA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its new Fairburn, Georgia, rental branch. It is the company’s fourth Atlanta-area facility and its sixth in the state of Georgia.

The 9,692-square-foot facility sits on 4.5 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate …

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I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project Reaches Major Milestone with Express Lanes Opening in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL — SGL Constructors has completed the I-4 Ultimate managed lanes, known locally as “I-4 Express”, a significant milestone in the roadway’s comprehensive redevelopment. The implementation of the managed lanes along the highway is an innovative solution to address traffic congestion and provide motorists with more reliable travel options. …

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Nabholz Expands Tennessee Operations

NASHVILLE, TN — Nabholz announces its second Tennessee location is now open in Nashville. The Portland office will continue to house the regional service and industrial group. With the addition of a construction group in Nashville, Nabholz continues to build on their brand as a one-stop shop for Tennessee customers. …

Sand Joins HNTB as Transit Planning Director in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Lori Sand, AICP, joins HNTB as Transit Planning Director and Associate Vice President. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Sand will play a key role in HNTB’s planning practice in Georgia and Tennessee by leveraging her career-long experience in working with clients across the state on a variety …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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Smith of Cobb County Tractor Earns Takeuchi's Top Dealer Salesperson Honors for 2021

ATLANTA, GA — For an unprecedented fifth time, Takeuchi-US recognizes Bill Smith of Cobb County Tractor in Marietta, Georgia, as its top-performing dealer salesperson in North America. Smith took top honors for the year 2021 after ranking No. 1 in retail sales for North America.

“Bill is the type of …

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Superior Rigging & Erecting Celebrates 70 Years of Business

ATLANTA, GA — Superior Rigging & Erecting, a crane, rigging, and erecting company with locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida, looked back on 70 years of business in their recent anniversary conference. Nick Saban, Head Coach of the University of Alabama football team, spoke at the event in …

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Tractor and Equipment Company Announces New President and CEO

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Tractor and Equipment Company (TEC) promotes two long-time employees to new roles. DeVaughn Pettit took over the position of President from Chad Stracener, who is now the company’s CEO.

“My top priority as CEO is focusing on our customers’ product support experience,” Stracener said. “We have …

University of Central Florida’s Abdel-Aty Honored with National Research Award

ORLANDO, FL — Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, a Professor and Trustee Chair at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, is the 2022 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) S.S. Steinberg Award.

Abdel-Aty has been a Professor for 27 …

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USACE, SFWMD Celebrate Indian River Lagoon - South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area Groundbreaking Ceremony

FORT PIERCE, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recently hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the Indian River Lagoon - South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area.

“We are here with our outstanding partners at …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
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VHB Welcomes Dickerson as Georgia State & Local Government Leader

ATLANTA, GA — VHB welcomes Jason Dickerson, PE, to its Atlanta office as State & Local Government Market Leader. In this new role, Dickerson will be instrumental in positioning VHB’s integrated team of transportation, environmental services, and planning and design professionals for continued success serving public sector clients across …

Why Ongoing Safety Programs are Critical

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

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

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

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

Caldwell Hires Blasio and Chambless in Florida

ORLANDO, FL — The Caldwell Group Inc. has recruited to strategic roles in Florida. Caldwell has hired from a channel partner to position the company for continued growth in this key marketplace.

Ben Blasio and Ryan Chambless, both based in central Florida, near Orlando, have joined as an independent …

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DOE, Army Corps of Engineers Sign Agreement to Construct Facility Giving Visitors New Perspective on K-25

OAK RIDGE, TN — A new facility that will share the history of the K-25 Building from a new vantage point is one step closer to reality through a newly formed partnership between two government agencies.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) signed …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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FINLEY Engineers Promotes Noble and Liu to Senior Bridge Engineers

TALLAHASSEE, FL — FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY), a Tallahassee-based bridge design and construction engineering firm, announces the promotion of Patrick Noble, P.E., S.E. and Ivan Liu, P.E. to Senior Bridge Engineers.

Noble has been a member of FINLEY’s team in Tallahassee, Florida, since October of 2015. He has a master’s …

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HNTB's Atlanta Office Names Morgan as Office Leader, Broughton as Client Service Leader

ATLANTA, GA — HNTB Corporation names Tim Morgan, PE, as its Office Leader for the firm’s Atlanta office and Darius Broughton as its new Metro Atlanta Client Service Leader.

Tim Morgan
A Senior Vice President, Morgan has 18 years of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure. He …
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Hyundai Construction Equipment Names Top Dealers of 2021

NORCROSS, GA — At an event held in conjunction with this year’s Associated Equipment Distributors meeting, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., recognized NED (National Equipment Dealers) as its top dealer of 2021.

NED, through the recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s Hydraulics Inc. …

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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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Mecalac Adds Seven Dealers to Growing North American Network

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

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NAPA Announces 2021 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

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

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

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

Eurovia Atlantic Coast, dba Northeast Paving Co. …

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New Laboratory Design Coming to Nashville Facility

NASHVILLE, TN — A new clinical and pathology laboratory building is being added to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s collection of laboratory facilities in Nashville, Tennessee. It replaces an existing 40-year-old facility that has undergone numerous renovations and adaptations and is undersized for Vanderbilt’s current testing volumes at the hospital and …

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Power Equipment Announces Promotion of Andy Moon to President

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Andy Moon to President following the retirement of Chris Gaylor at the end of February 2022. This promotion is effective, March 1, 2022. In his new role, Moon will continue to lead …

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

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

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

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Takeuchi Welcomes Wenzel as Southeast Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Eric Wenzel as its new Southeast Regional Business Manager (RBM). Wenzel will be responsible for managing all sales activity in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, and the support of national and direct accounts. …

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) Selects Balfour Beatty, Stellar as Joint Venture Construction Manager for MOSH Genesis Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announces the selection of Balfour Beatty and Stellar as a joint venture to lead construction management for the MOSH Genesis project.

Balfour Beatty and Stellar will oversee all vertical construction for the $85-million project, which will bring a new museum …

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Vermeer Southeast Announces Promotion of Coley to CEO

OCOEE, FL — Vermeer Southeast (VSE), a 100 percent employee-owned company (ESOP), announces the promotion of Scott Coley to CEO, succeeding Kris Den Besten, who will continue to serve as Chairman of the company’s board of directors.

While Den Besten helped lead VSE with a steady vision resulting in …

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Volkert Names Hand New CEO

MOBILE, AL — Volkert, Inc. announces that former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board David Allsbrook has stepped down as CEO and, with the endorsement of the board of directors, appoints President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Thomas Hand as his successor to lead Volkert. Allsbrook has served …

ABC: Florida is the No. 1 Construction Business Climate State

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its seventh annual Merit Shop Scorecard, a ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, grow career and technical education, strengthen careers in construction, and advocate for fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded construction projects.

Florida returned to …

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Power Equipment Co
EquipmentShare Completes Acquisition of Assets from Six Trekker Tractor Locations in Florida

MIAMI, FL — EquipmentShare, a nationwide equipment rental company powered by T3 technology, announces that it has completed an acquisition of equipment fleet and operations from six Trekker Tractor locations in the state of Florida including Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Fort Myers.

Though the name …

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Holcomb Joins HDR as Health Principal in Tampa

TAMPA, FL — Angela Holcomb, AIA, ACHA, joins HDR as a Health Principal based in the Tampa architecture studio. In this position, Holcomb will be a leader for HDR’s health practice in Florida, employing over 20 years of health care-focused architecture experience. As the new Health Principal in Tampa, …

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Huling to Manage Takeuchi's Technical Service Training Department

ATLANTA, GA — Joseph Huling, the National Service and Warranty Manager for Takeuchi-US, is now also overseeing the company’s Technical Service Training Department. Huling joined Takeuchi in 2017 as a Regional Service Manager before being promoted to National Service and Warranty Manager in early 2020.

In his expanded …

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

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

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Ponce Appointed to Board of Directors of Atlanta’s Council for Quality Growth

ATLANTA, GA — Fabricio Ponce, PE, VHB Managing Director - Atlanta, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council for Quality Growth (CQG) in Atlanta, Georgia. The CQG works on behalf of the development industry and in collaboration with elected officials and government staff to make …

SITECH
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SITECH Tri-Rivers
Power Equipment Announces Kiser as New Regional Sales Manager for East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a Bramco company, announces the promotion of Justin Kiser to Regional Sales Manager for East Tennessee. In his new position, Kiser is responsible for leading the East Tennessee sales team, including the Knoxville, Kingsport, and Chattanooga areas, and for the promotion and sale of …

Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

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

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Rocket Land Development Takes Flight in South Florida Market, Fueled by Thunder Creek

From his early working years, George Rembos has had a passion to build his business from the ground up in the tropics of South Florida. Being in an environment he’s passionate about assisted in the creation of Rocket Land Development, which started in 2011.

Rocket Land Development is a …

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University of Florida Elevates Campus Gateways for Returning Students

GAINESVILLE, FL — At the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, VHB is helping fast-track the completion of two significant new entry gateways to accommodate the campus community in spring 2022. With new features that elevate sustainability and pedestrian safety, the Northeast and Newell Gateways will serve as a first …

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USGBC Florida Celebrates First Statewide Leadership Award Winners

TALLAHASSEE, FL — USGBC Florida recently announced the 2021 statewide Leadership Award winners at its inaugural virtual celebration. These awards recognize local excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship, community impact, and volunteerism in the state.

The program included a keynote by George Bandy, Jr., Board Member of GBCI and …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

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

“U.S. maritime ports play a critical …

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World Trade Center Developer Financing Legacy Miami, First COVID-Conscious, Pandemic-Ready Skyscraper

MIAMI, FL — The developer of New York’s World Trade Center complex — Silverstein Capital Partners — is now financing construction of the world’s first COVID-Conscious designed and Pandemic Ready residential, hotel, and medical center skyscraper at the Miami Worldcenter project in downtown Miami. The 55-story, 671-foot-tall, half-billion-dollar Legacy Residences, …

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Benton Boulevard Extension Wins ACEC Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality and ASCE Georgia Civil Engineering Awards

SAVANNAH, GA — VHB and Chatham County Engineering were recognized with both a Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Award from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Georgia and a Civil Engineering Project of Merit Award from the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) …

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Bridge Replacement Project Designed by Neel-Schaffer Wins Georgia GPTQ Award

ATLANTA, GA — Neel-Schaffer announces a project it designed for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) was awarded top honors in the Bridge/Structural category of the Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Awards.

The winning project — CR 5813/College Street over Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge Replacement — was …

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Burns & McDonnell Hires Aerospace and Water Industry Leaders, Bolstering Florida Operations

ORLANDO, FL — Burns & McDonnell hires Richard Pruss, PE and Justin Sobol to expand the 100 percent employee-owned firm's teams that support the aerospace, defense, space, manufacturing, commercial, water, and wastewater industries.

Pruss will serve as a Regional Global Facilities Manager, concentrating on the firm’s aerospace, defense, and space …

Kleemann
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Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
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CASE Donates Compact Track Loader to Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground to Support Veteran and Youth Programs

FAYETTEVILLE, GA — CASE Construction Equipment donated a TV450B compact track loader (CTL) and numerous attachments to Camp Southern Ground, a multi-missioned nonprofit organization in Fayetteville, Georgia, founded by Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band. For the majority of the year, Camp Southern Ground is committed to supporting veteran mental …

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

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

Governor DeSantis’ Florida Freedom First Budget Invests $10.4B in Transportation Infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis recently unveiled his Freedom First budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23. The proposed budget invests a historic $10.4 billion in funding for Florida’s transportation infrastructure. This budget builds upon the state’s investments in critical improvements and enhancements over the last three years and will allow …

Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches Construction of New NASA Causeway Bridge

TITUSVILLE, FL — Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Space Florida, and NASA recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new NASA Causeway Bridge, a $126-million project to build two high-level fixed bridges over the Indian River, providing a new gateway to Kennedy Space Center and …

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Kenworth of Jacksonville Relocates to Newly Constructed Facility

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Kenworth of Jacksonville has relocated its full-service dealership to a larger, newly constructed facility to meet increasing Kenworth customer demands due to residential and commercial growth in the greater Jacksonville area.

The 55,000-square-foot facility features 28 service bays and a 2,000-square-foot visual parts display supported by a …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
McQueen Promoted to Vice President for Power Equipment

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment Company, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of its East Tennessee Regional Sales Manager, Matt McQueen, to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective January 1, 2022.

“Matt has truly been a …

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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. …

Recognizing and Addressing Worker Stress on Jobsites

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

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Riviera Beach Chooses Haskell-CDM Smith JV for New Water Plant

RIVIERA BEACH, FL — With the promise of delivering high-quality drinking water and spurring local economic growth and stability, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, selected the joint venture (JV) of Haskell and CDM Smith to design and construct a new $100- to $150-million water treatment facility.

The new facility …

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Sweeping the Competition

While Ring Power Corporation – headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida – may be best known for being North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar equipment dealer for 60 years, they also carry allied brands to provide more specialized equipment for their customers.

Smith Challenger Manufacturing & Services Inc., a niche manufacturer …

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Linder Industrial Machinery
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Takeuchi Family Fun Day and Food Drive Raise $4,000 for Local Food Bank

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US employees, including President Jeff Stewart, recently presented the Banks Jackson Food Bank in Commerce, Georgia, with enough food for 200 Thanksgiving dinners and an extra $2,550 to buy additional turkeys to feed even more needy families. This donation, worth a total of about $4,000, started …

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Takeuchi's Caldwell and Padgett Take on New Product Management Responsibilities

ATLANTA, GA — David Caldwell and Lee Padgett of Takeuchi-US have expanded their product manager responsibilities to encompass new duties that take advantage of their expertise in the compact equipment industry.

Caldwell is now Takeuchi’s National Product Manager. In his new role, he will oversee new product development and rollouts …

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

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

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ACEC/MA Announces Pond/Michael Baker International as a Bronze Excellence Award Winner

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Pond/Michael Baker International as a 2021 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award winner for their work on the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.

Connections are at the heart of the groundbreaking Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla …

Balfour Beatty Substantially Completes West Expansion of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Project

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Balfour Beatty achieves a major milestone on the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center project by substantially completing the building’s West Expansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The milestone signifies the successful turnover of the first major phase of construction that will significantly increase Broward County’s meetings, …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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BILCO Hires New Sales Representative for Southeast Florida Market

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The BILCO Company announces it has hired FG Building Products as its sales representative for selling specialty access commercial building products in Southeast Florida.

FG Building Products, based in Jacksonville, specializes in materials for building exteriors and offers a wide range of products. The company provides support …

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Dewberry Welcomes Griffin to Lead Federal Practice in Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Marvin Griffin, PE, has joined the firm as the Federal Lead and Business Manager for the firm’s Huntsville, Alabama, office.

With more than 27 years serving as an Army Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of …

EPA Announces $424M WIFIA Loan to Improve Water Quality and Climate Resiliency in Miami-Dade County, Florida

MIAMI, FL — At a virtual event with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other local officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a $424-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. EPA’s fourth WIFIA …

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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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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Expands to Georgia with Acquisition of Savannah-Based Grove River Machinery

SAVANNAH, GA — Grove River Machinery, located in Richmond Hill, Georgia, just outside of Savannah, is now a National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) company. NED, LLC recently finalized the acquisition of Grove River Machinery, which will expand the NED organization into the state of Georgia, where the company hopes …

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

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

AECOM to Provide Architecture and Engineering Services for Kennedy Space Center and Other NASA Facilities

MERRITT ISLAND, FL — AECOM announces that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering (SERAE) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract has a shared program ceiling of …

Closing a Critical Gap In Utility Safety: Identifying Serious Injury and Fatality Potential

Most utility companies have stepped up their safety efforts in recent years, and the decline in safety events and minor injuries provides positive proof that safety programs are an effective way to protect workers.

However, there’s a disturbing trend underlying this success: despite all the progress in worksite safety, the …

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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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Lamb Joins VHB as Southeast Regional Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Matt Lamb, PE, as Southeast Regional Manager for the company’s Florida and Georgia operations. Lamb takes on the role as VHB’s current RM and Senior Vice President, Dave Mulholland, PE, transitions to VHB’s Chief Technology Officer, helping to lead and drive data- and …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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Nashville DOT Announces Freeze as New Chief Engineer

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT) has named Brad Freeze as Chief Engineer - Assistant Director. Freeze will provide strategic leadership in communications and interact with the Mayor’s Office and the Council and work collaboratively with other Metropolitan Government departments and agencies as part …

Rolin Construction Wins Diverse Business of the Year Award from National Construction Association

ATMORE, AL — Rolin Construction was named as the 2021 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials recently announced. The association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, to Austin Commercial, Gilbane Building Company …

Skanska Selected for $81.7M Reconstruction of Big Bend Road at I-75 Interchange in Hillsborough County, Florida

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it was selected to lead the reconstruction of Big Bend Road at Interstate 75 (I-75) interchange in Hillsborough County. The company is spearheading the $81.7-million design-build project on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Construction …

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Taylor Becomes Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. Dealer

MARYVILLE, TN — Robert Taylor, President and COO of the Taylor Group of Companies, announces the expansion of products available in parts of Tennessee to include Hyundai Construction Equipment. For over 90 years, Taylor has provided its customers with material handling equipment, parts, and service support. Taylor …

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Turner Construction Company Marks Topping Out Milestone at 1030 Music Row Project

NASHVILLE, TN — Turner Construction Company’s (Turner) Nashville office recently completed the structural portion of 1030 Music Row, a 126,000-square-foot boutique office building constructed with mass timber framing and panels. Located in Nashville’s Music Row neighborhood, the building is a first of its kind.

“It’s really exciting to see …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
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USACE Awards First Construction Contract for CEPP EAA Reservoir

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the first Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Phase reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

The Corps awarded Contract 10A for the first increment of work …

Balfour Beatty Delivers Additions, Renovations to Atlanta Public School’s West Manor Elementary Nine Weeks Early

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty has completed construction on Atlanta Public School’s West Manor Elementary School, located in the Lynhurst community of Atlanta, nine weeks ahead of schedule. The $11-million additions and renovations project began in June 2020 to improve functionality and the overall appearance of the school’s interior and …

Balfour Beatty V2R Team Selected for Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Bay Street Innovation Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Balfour Beatty Vision 2 Reality (V2R) Team has been selected to deliver the Bay Street Innovation Corridor (BSIC) project on behalf of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The JTA Board of Directors selected the Balfour Beatty V2R Team during a recent meeting, following the conclusion of a …

Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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JE Dunn Promotes Lowe to Regional Safety Director in East Region

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces the promotion of Marques Lowe to the role of Regional Safety Director for the company’s East Region that includes offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Tampa.

Lowe joined JE Dunn in 2020, serving as Safety Manager for its Carolinas division, …

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Miller Joins Dewberry to Support Transportation Projects Across Florida

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jon Miller, PE, has joined the firm as an Associate and Senior Project Manager based in Orlando, Florida.

With more than three decades of experience, Miller brings a range of experience on major and minor transportation …

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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Power Equipment Co
Safer Approaches for Excavating Around Underground Utilities

Few things bring construction projects to a sudden halt quite like the surprise discovery of a gas pipe, electrical line, sewer tile, or water pipe. While digging a trench, the backhoe crew makes an unfortunate discovery. If they’re lucky, they spot the problem before any damage is done, or are …

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SLAM Announces New Leadership Team Model for National Sports Studio Based in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces a new leadership team model for the firm’s sports studio. Marc Clear has been named Sports Practice Leader, Dane Hawthorne has been named Sports Design Leader, Emily Burton will serve as Director of Business Development for Sports + Recreation, and Bobby Carter …

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Stantec, The de Moya Group Selected for Florida DOT Project to Improve River Road Capacity

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation District 1 (FDOT D1) has selected the design-build team of Stantec and The de Moya Group to widen River Road from north of US 41 to south of I-75 in the West Villages district of Sarasota County, Florida. With a construction …

Stantec to Help Tampa Bay Water Increase Potable Water Supply for Hillsborough County

TAMPA, FL — Tampa Bay Water has selected global design firm Stantec to design Pipeline B for the Southern Hillsborough County Supply Expansion Pipeline. The project will meet the growing demand for potable water in the county’s South-Central service area. Stantec will provide design and permitting services for Pipeline B, …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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The Museum of Science & History Selects DLR Group for MOSH Genesis Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announces the selection of DLR Group as the lead architect for the MOSH Genesis project on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville. DLR Group will work with kasper architects + associates, a Jacksonville-based architecture firm, and SCAPE, a New …

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Tkacz to Lead HDR’s Eastern US Health Practice

RICHMOND, VA — Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, has been named U.S. East Region Health Director for HDR’s architecture practice. In this role, she will serve as the Health Practice Leader for the Boston, New York, Princeton, Arlington, Richmond, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa architecture studios to …

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Western Specialty Contractors Branches in Florida, Texas, and Georgia Help Businesses Recover from Natural Disasters

HOUSTON, TX — Losing a structure or building to an unforeseen natural disaster, such as recent Hurricane Ida along the Gulf Coast, can be devastating to the owner and its tenants.

The decision to move forward with repairs may not come quickly, but when it does, facility managers and owners …

AIA Florida Celebrates Award-Winning Work Throughout the State

ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects recently celebrated work from the utilitarian to the sublime at its annual AIA Florida/Caribbean Region Design & Honor Awards at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando.

The Design Awards, judged by a jury based in New York City …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Alban Joins VHB as a Senior Design Lead, Landscape Architecture

ORLANDO, FL — VHB advances growth in its real estate and planning division by welcoming Greg Alban as Senior Design Lead to its landscape architecture practice serving Orlando and the Southeast.

Alban brings 23 years of leading hospitality, residential, retail, and commercial real estate landscape design projects in more than …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

Budgeting Ahead for Safety is Critically Important

When companies try to predict costs for projects, they tend to concentrate on visible items such as materials. All too often, less tangible items – such as worker safety – become an afterthought and may not be budgeted adequately.

There are two primary ways in which safety affects the bottom …

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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

Kleemann
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
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Hensel Phelps, Fentress Architects Practice Sustainable Site Design for the Fred D. Thompson US Courthouse and Federal Building

NASHVILLE, TN — The U.S. General Services Administration along with their design-build contractor, Hensel Phelps | Fentress Architects, is nearing completion of the six-story, 288,000-square-foot Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This landmark facility will house the U.S. District Court’s eight courtrooms, 11 …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

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JE Dunn Announces Hiring of Sawyer as East Region’s Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces the hiring of Mishaune Sawyer as its new Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the company’s east region. JE Dunn’s East Region encompasses offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Tampa.

Sawyer brings more than 19 years of professional …

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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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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 …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
Miami-Dade County's DTPW Receives Envision Bronze Award

MIAMI, FL — The Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) received an Envision Bronze award from ISI for the Dolphin Station Park-and-Ride/Transit Terminal Facility project. This is Miami-Dade County's second Envision award for a public project. The project officially opened in March 2020. Its purpose is to …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

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Rodney Cook Sr. Park at Vine City Opens in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — Designed to help revitalize an often-neglected neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, a new dual-purpose park and watershed management project has officially opened. The $45-million Rodney Cook Sr. Park at historic Vine City replaces empty lots with a 16-acre community park while integrating functional green engineering features: it can …

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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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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

Bomag - Roller
Your local Bomag Americas dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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Taylor Becomes New Dealer of Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Tracked Carriers in Tennessee and Mississippi

LOUISVILLE, MS — Taylor Machine Works, Inc., a manufacturer of heavy industrial lift trucks and distributor of multiple lines of allied products, is partnering with Bell Trucks of America, Inc. to become the Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Bell Tracked Carriers dealer in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. …

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USACE Celebrates Completion of Construction for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project

LORIDA, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the construction for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project restores more than 40 square miles of the river floodplain ecosystem, 20,000 acres of wetlands, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

Associated General Contractors of Georgia Announces New Board of Directors

ATLANTA, GA — The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) announces that David Moody will continue to serve as its Chapter President for the 2021-2022 term. Moody is President and Chief Executive Officer of C.D. Moody Construction Company, Inc. Other officers continuing their roles at AGC Georgia’s board of …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
Balfour Beatty Starts the Redevelopment of The Krog District

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty has started construction activities as part of The Krog District redevelopment in Atlanta, Georgia. The Krog District redevelopment project includes site improvements and enhancements of existing properties as well as adding two mixed-use buildings with retail and office space.

The two ground-up core and shell …

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Doosan Bobcat’s Days of Community Service Brings Together Employees to Volunteer, Give Back

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds of Doosan Bobcat employees across several North America locations recently volunteered cumulatively more than 1,500 hours, utilizing Bobcat equipment and their talents to different projects and organizations to complete Doosan Days of Community Service. This companywide volunteer effort celebrates ongoing partnerships within communities where Doosan …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

HNTB Selected to Continue Providing Transportation Planning Services to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

ORLANDO, FL — The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has (GOAA) selected HNTB to continue serving the agency as consultant for transportation planning services. The selection continues HNTB’s service to GOAA in this role, which the firm has been providing since 2016.

Under the new agreement, HNTB is responsible for a …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

Gomaco
Your local Gomaco dealer
Ring Power Corporation
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Wang Joins VHB as Senior Transit Planner

ATLANTA, GA — VHB advances growth in Atlanta by welcoming Jenny Wang as a Senior Transit Planner and Project Manager to its Atlanta Transportation Systems practice and the Southeast markets.

Prior to joining VHB, Wang was instrumental in advancing major transit projects in the Atlanta metro region, including the Campbellton …

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Bilotto, Bridges Promoted to Southern States District Leadership Roles

ATLANTA, GA — Claudia Bilotto and Daniel Bridges have been appointed to key southeast regional leadership positions in the Southern States District of WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy.

Bilotto, who most recently led the Georgia Transportation business for WSP, will lead the entire Southern States District …

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Cobb County Tractor Recognized as Takeuchi's Dealer with Top Sales Volume in 2020

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US has recognized Cobb County Tractor of Marietta, Georgia, for having the highest sales volume of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. As a full-line dealer for Takeuchi equipment, Cobb County Tractor and its Perimeter Takeuchi division supply the consumer, construction, landscape, and agricultural markets. …

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Cooke Joins Takeuchi as Midwest Regional Product Manager

THOMPSONS STATION, TN — Takeuchi-US hires Shann Cooke as its new Midwest Regional Product Manager. Cooke will now be responsible for supporting all of the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Midwest region, which includes the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He will …

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Griffin Electric Wires Star Metals Residences Project in West Midtown Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over four decades, recently completed work on Star Metals Residences in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The new, 740,000-square-foot mixed-use development features 409 multi-family units, as well as ground level …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
Your local Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc dealer
Nichols Fleet Equipment
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Hobbs Named Executive Vice President of H&E

KNOXVILLE, TN — As part of the stated strategy to accelerate growth in the pure play rental business, H&E Equipment Services announces the return of industry veteran David Hobbs to the company as Executive Vice President. In his role, Hobbs has managerial responsibilities for the company’s existing operations at all …

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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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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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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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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Projects in Florida and Tennessee Receive Project of the Year Awards from SEAA

SUNNY ISLES, FL — Projects in Sunny Isles, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee, have been named a recipient in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection …

Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

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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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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

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H&E Opens New Facility in Marietta, Georgia

MARIETTA, GA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Marietta branch, the fifth facility located in Georgia and the third in the Atlanta area. The 30,000-square-foot facility sits on 3.5 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with six …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

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 …

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 …

PC Construction Pledges $60,000 to Fight Hunger

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — The employee-owners of PC Construction have prioritized hunger relief in their corporate giving, announcing that the company will give a total of $60,000 to hunger-fighting organizations in 2021.

The company also gave to hunger relief in 2020, as the number of Vermont families struggling with food …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Parman Tractor as North American Dealer with Largest Market Share Growth

NASHVILLE, TN — Takeuchi-US has presented Parman Tractor & Equipment of Nashville, Tennessee, with an award for having the largest market share growth of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. Parman Tractor has provided Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals to customers throughout Tennessee since 2019.

“The …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Power Equipment Co
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The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech Earns Living Building Certification

ATLANTA, GA — The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, built by Skanska USA, has earned Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement. The certification from the International Living Future Institute independently verifies that the Kendeda Building is among the greenest in the …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

Kleemann
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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Ferrovial Awarded $229M I-16/I-75 Project in Georgia

MACON, GA — Ferrovial, via its U.S. construction subsidiary Webber, has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation for the upgrade of a section of the I-16/I-75 highway in the city of Macon, Georgia. The project, awarded to a joint venture with the company United Infrastructure Group …

Getting on Top of Tower Safety

Communications towers have long been a part of the landscape, but if you think you’re seeing many more of them, you’re not mistaken. The rapidly increasing demand for wireless communication and private communication networks has triggered a significant increase in the construction of towers.

The growing presence of towers means …

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Griffin Electric Encourages Women to Take the Driver's Seat

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. encourages each employee to be in the driver’s seat of his or her career. For over four decades and throughout all levels of the company, women have played an important role at Griffin …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

Grade Control …
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. …

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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

Bomag - Roller
Your local Bomag Americas dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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Takeuchi Officially Opens New Training Center with Ribbon-Cutting Event

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its new 37,000-square-foot Training Center in Pendergrass, Georgia. Located next door to the company’s headquarters, the Takeuchi Training Center will now be the site of sales and technical instruction for the company’s salespeople, dealer principals, dealer technicians, …

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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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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

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Trimble and FIU Establish Trimble Technology Lab at the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability

MIAMI, FL — Building on a commitment to cultivate a highly-trained workforce that will drive the innovative solutions of tomorrow, Trimble and Florida International University (FIU) are collaborating to establish a Technology Lab in FIU's Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. The aim is to expand the university's leadership …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

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Botts Joins HNTB in Tennessee as Regional Business Development Leader

NASHVILLE, TN — Lyndsay Botts joins HNTB Corporation as Regional Business Development Leader in Nashville. In this role, Botts, with nearly 25 years of communications, political, and transportation policy experience in Tennessee, collaborates with HNTB leaders and project teams to develop new business strategies, maintain and build client relationships, and …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
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Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field at the University of Florida Opens for 2021 Season

GAINESVILLE, FL — Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field in Gainesville, Florida, designed by Populous, debuts its enhanced player and fan experience. The new ballpark replaces McKethan Stadium, which opened in 1949 and hosted its last game in 2020. The $65-million ballpark is located on the southwest part …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

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Manhattan Construction Company Names George Vice President, Leader of Expanded Atlanta Operations

ATLANTA, GA — National construction services firm Manhattan Construction Company appoints Jeff George as Vice President of its newly expanded Atlanta office. George will lead client engagement, preconstruction, and construction services for its growing client base in Georgia.

“Jeff possesses exceptional expertise in planning and execution of projects and is …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on Tradition Preparatory High

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — Ryan Companies US, Inc., a national developer, builder, designer, and property manager, announces the groundbreaking of Tradition Preparatory High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Tradition Preparatory will be the second phase of Renaissance Charter School, a K-8 Charter Schools USA/Red Apple Development (RAD) …

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Skanska Completes Primary Construction Work on Fifth + Broadway Project

NASHVILLE, TN — Skanska USA announces the completion of the core of its work as general contractor on Fifth + Broadway, Brookfield Properties’ mixed-use project at the very heart of downtown Nashville. Skanska was initially engaged in 2014 as the project was in the planning phase.

Breaking ground in …

Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
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Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

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West Coast Architecture Firm AO Selects Atlanta as Eastern Regional Corporate Hub

ATLANTA, GA — AO, a full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the entire commercial real estate spectrum, announces the grand opening of its Midtown Atlanta office. The office is spearheaded by AO Partner Richard Clarke, IV, AIA, a design architect and Atlanta resident with a diverse portfolio …

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ALLU Group Inc. Announces New Dealer for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN — ALLU Group Inc. announces Stowers Machinery Corp., headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, as its newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The company has six locations in Tennessee, and provides sales and rental of ALLU’s attachments, as well as …

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Columbus Businessman Carreker Elected to Georgia State Transportation Board

ATLANTA, GA — Russ Carreker, a native of Americus who resides in Columbus, was elected as the new State Transportation Board Member representing the 3rd Congressional District, which represents west central Georgia and is comprised of Carroll, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson counties. It …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Nelson as Regional Sales Manager in the Southeast

ATLANTA, GA — Curry Supply Co. announces its investment in the Southeast territory with the introduction of Georgia resident, Steve Nelson, as Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Nelson will utilize his industry knowledge and experience to serve as the dedicated Curry Supply representative for clients located in North …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Dewberry Welcomes Blitch and Noble to Panama City, Florida, Office

PANAMA CITY, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has hired Ben Blitch, PE, and Trevor Noble in its Panama City, Florida, office.

With more than 15 years of experience, Blitch joins the firm as a Senior Project Manager where he is responsible …

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Ferrovial and Lilium to Develop US Vertiport Network

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Ferrovial, a global infrastructure operator, and Lilium, the aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircraft, have signed a framework agreement to develop a network of at least 10 vertiports. The zero-carbon infrastructure and services will cover strategic locations in all major …

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Freese and Nichols Names Hatley as New Executive Vice President

RALEIGH, NC — Freese and Nichols, Inc., promotes Tricia Hatley, PE, a longtime manager with nationally recognized leadership experience, to Executive Vice President as the company prepares for succession changes. As a new member of the Executive Team, Hatley oversees the firm’s operations in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, …

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Georgia DOT Provides Updates on I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvements Project

MACON-BIBB COUNTY, GA — Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) continue construction activities related to the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project in Macon-Bibb County. The recent activities are listed below.

Ongoing, Long-Term Closures
  • The dedicated right turn lane on the I-16 eastbound off-ramp to Spring Street will remain …
Governor DeSantis, Florida DOT Announce Completion of 23rd Street Flyover in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, FL — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently joined Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, PE as well as other state and local partners in Panama City to celebrate the completion of the 23rd Street Flyover project. The $67.9-million project is part of a continuing effort …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Power Equipment Co
Governor DeSantis’ Florida Leads Budget Proposes $10.4B in Funding for Florida DOT

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis unveils his Florida Leads budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The proposed budget provides $10.4 billion in funding for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This budget continues to invest in essential improvements and enhancements that will allow FDOT to stay focused on providing a …

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Manhattan Construction Company Promotions of Miller and Heddens

TAMPA, FL — National construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company promotes Michael Miller as Vice President and Scott Heddens as Operations Manager of its Central Florida region. Based in Tampa, Miller will lead client engagement, preconstruction, and construction services, and Heddens will oversee field operations to ensure building excellence for …

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NBA’s Orlando Magic and AdventHealth Break Ground on Training and Sports Medicine Center

ORLANDO, FL — The HOK-designed AdventHealth Training Center will provide the Orlando Magic with an innovative sports performance center and the community with a wellness facility focused on whole-person health and sports science.

AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic are building an innovative health and wellness model that brings whole-person …

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

Balfour Beatty Completes Construction on $298M River Landing Project in Miami

MIAMI, FL — Balfour Beatty has completed construction on River Landing Shops and Residences, a 2.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use development along the Miami River. On behalf of real-estate investment trust, H&R REIT and South Florida developer, Urban-X Group with Matthews Southwest providing owner representative services, the $298-million megaproject will be a …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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BNA’s New Concourse D Awarded LEED Silver Certification for Green Design and Construction

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville International Airport’s new Concourse D has received LEED Silver certification for sustainable design and construction — making it one of only nine newly constructed airport facilities in the world to attain this distinction under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) rigorous LEED v4 standards.

With …

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Crystal Tractor Supercenters of Florida Join Takeuchi's Dealer Network

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has expanded its North American dealer network with three Crystal Tractor Supercenter locations in Chiefland, Spring Hill, and Ocala, Florida. These locations will now carry the full line of Takeuchi excavators, compact track loaders, and wheel loaders. They will also …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

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Equipment Incorporated Adds Three New Locations, Expands Service in the South

SUWANEE, GA — Heavy equipment companies in the South now have greater access to Doosan machines, parts, and service. Equipment Incorporated has expanded with three new dealer locations. The new Equipment Incorporated dealerships add to the company’s existing locations that serve customers across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Equipment Incorporated …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

Have You Fallen for These Common Safety Myths?

Safety sounds like a simple concept, but when it comes to workplace safety, that isn’t always the case. As our professionals interact with companies and workers in many industries, they frequently hear things that may sound plausible, but that really aren’t true. We’ve collected several of the most common here. …

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Joint Venture of Skanska, New South, FS360, and Synergy Selected for $124.5M Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

ATLANTA, GA — The joint venture led by construction and development firm Skanska, along with New South Construction, FS360, and Synergy Construction, announces it will construct five additional gates at the north end of Concourse T at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition to building the …

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Northside Hospital Gwinnett Unveils New Prefabricated Inpatient Units to Care for Critically Ill and COVID-19 Patients

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the first hospital in the Southeast to install the STAAT ModTM (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment) units to care for COVID-19 and other critically ill patients. These modules, designed by HGA and prefabricated and assembled by The Boldt Company, were …

Kleemann
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Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
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Skanska to Build $187M Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

ORLANDO, FL — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces it was awarded the contract to lead construction for the new 371,000-square-foot Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute in downtown Orlando. The combined inpatient and outpatient facility will be dedicated solely to the care of orthopedic patients.

The institute includes …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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Volvo CE Expands Certified Used Centers with New Southeastern US Location

The new Volvo Certified Used center at Alta Equipment in Jacksonville, Florida, is Volvo CE’s fourth location following the opening of centers in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Detroit in the last two years. Machines in the Volvo Certified Used (VCU) program go through a rigorous inspection process.

“The construction …

2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
AASHTO Recognizes Florida DOT Employee with President’s Award

OCOEE, FL — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently presented Barbara Davis, Toll Studies and Forecasting Administrator for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, with the President’s Transportation Award for Research during a nationwide virtual event. Davis’ work includes developing advanced …

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 …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

Baptist Health Care Breaks Ground on New Health Campus

PENSACOLA, FL — Baptist Health Care (BHC) recently held a virtual groundbreaking event for the construction of its new health campus. The event was streamed via Facebook Live and YouTube Live. The event was held 71 years to the day from the groundbreaking of BHC’s flagship facility, Baptist Hospital.

“This …

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CenterPoint Earns Green Building Certification at Second Port Everglades Facility

HOLLYWOOD, FL — CenterPoint Properties announces it has earned the Florida Green certification for 3413 McIntosh Road in Hollywood, Florida. The Florida Green Building Coalition has now awarded its Silver certification to both of CenterPoint’s buildings at its first-ever South Florida development, the Port Everglades International Logistics Center.

“When we …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

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. …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, recently participated in the sixth annual U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week. The federal initiative provides Griffin Electric an opportunity to showcase its in-house Apprenticeship Training Program and celebrate the …

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HDR's Bayou Sara Swing Bridge Project Receives National Recognition

MOBILE COUNTY, AL — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR's Bayou Sara Swing Bridge project with a national award. The project, based in Mobile County, Alabama, won the Honor Award.

Accelerated Bridge Replacement Reduces Time and Cost by Reusing Structures
Replacing a swing span in 48 …
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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

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Turner Construction Company Reaches Major Milestone on New Monroe Street Parking Garage in Downtown Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Turner Construction Company announces the start of precast erection on the Monroe Street Parking Garage expansion and renovation in downtown Huntsville. The milestone signifies that vertical construction has begun.

The $14.4-million Monroe Street Parking Garage project includes the demolition of the existing two-story west section of the …

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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

AECOM, Jackson Health System Partner to Deliver $170M Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center

MIAMI, FL — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces major project completion of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial (Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center). AECOM provided program management and staff augmentation services to design and construct this comprehensive rehabilitation …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
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Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

WARRIOR, AL — Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC), a provider of air, flow, and power solutions, introduces Mid-America Engine as a dealer, effective immediately. Located in Warrior, Alabama, the dealer will provide sales, service, and distribution to customers throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle (from Tallahassee to the …

CEMEX Secures Aid for Florida Nonprofits to Provide Food, Shelter, Safety, and Education

MIAMI, FL — CEMEX USA announces that its philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation, has awarded grants to more than 15 nonprofit organizations across Florida with the funding expected to assist in providing food, housing, safety, education, and other vital support to communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to …

Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

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Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

H&E Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Southwest Region Dealer of the Year

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a global manufacturer of compact equipment, has awarded H&E Equipment as its 2019 Southwest Region Dealer of the Year. H&E’s successful sales efforts in 2019 have proven that they are outstanding in the construction equipment market. Takeuchi’s Southwest Region Business Manager Hampton Wideman presented the …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

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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 …

Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

The safety professional …

New Steel Form and Manufacturing Firm, Lail Bridge Forms, Emerges in Tennessee

JASPER, TN — After 29 years in the steel form and manufacturing industry, Richard (Rick) Lail of Lookout Mountain has created a new firm — Lail Bridge Forms. The move is intended to serve existing customers more efficiently, with elevated technology, and to garner new business with a now …

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Tennessee State Museum Receives Urban Land Institute Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee State Museum was awarded the Excellence in Development Award in the Large Public Sector category by Urban Land Institute Nashville. Judges praised the design of the museum including the use of local materials to create a world-class museum.

The Tennessee State Museum illuminates the rich …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
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The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

Alta Equipment Company Adds Construction Equipment OEM Brands to Its Six Florida Locations

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Alta Equipment Florida, formerly Flagler Equipment, a distributor of specialized construction equipment sales, parts, service, and rentals, announces the expansion of its construction original equipment manufacturer (OEM) portfolio with the addition of six new premium brands — Merlo, Avant, Bergmann, Carlson, Roadtec, and Peterson. Alta Equipment …

Astec Announces Alta Equipment as New Dealer for Roadtec Products

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries announces Alta Equipment as the newest distributor for Roadtec products. Roadtec’s asphalt paving equipment will be available in Florida on Alta Equipment’s integrated dealer network, one of the largest in the nation.

“We are excited about our partnership in Florida," said Chris Colwell, Vice …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

Balfour Beatty to Deliver Jacksonville University’s New Basketball Performance Center

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Balfour Beatty has been awarded by Jacksonville University (JU) to construct its new Basketball Performance Center that will serve as the future home of the institution’s men’s and women’s basketball program and day-to-day operations. The new facility will provide a new home for student-athletes, enhance the university’s …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

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, …

CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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ECA Jacksonville Celebrates Five Years of Growth in the Southeast

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, has seen continuous expansion at its Green Cove Springs, Florida branch since opening the location five years ago. This location serves Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the Caribbean.

“We have experienced solid growth in the Southeast market …

Georgia DOT Named Overall Winner in 2020 NOCoE TSMO Awards

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been selected as the 2020 NOCoE (National Operations Center of Excellence) TSMO Awards Overall Winner. The awards celebrate the expanding discipline of transportation systems management and operations (TSMO), which aims to get the most out of the existing transportation system …

Georgia Governor Joins Kubota for Gainesville Facility Groundbreaking

GAINESVILLE, GA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently headlined Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp.’s groundbreaking ceremony for the company's new engineering and design center in Gainesville, Georgia.

Kubota’s newest facility will consist of engineering offices, workshops, and testing buildings, as well as large-scale grading and development of several outdoor …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Hensel Phelps Celebrates Topping Out of Tampa International Airport Main Terminal Curbside Expansion

TAMPA, FL — Hensel Phelps recently celebrated the topping out of the Main Terminal Curbside Expansion for the Blue Side at Tampa International Airport. The 150,000-square-foot project includes new express curbsides that will make the airport more efficient by allowing guests to bypass the ticketing level or baggage claim areas …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Hoar Construction Announces Completion of Expansion Project at Lakeshore Foundation

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Hoar Construction announces the completion of construction on a $17.5-million expansion initiative at the Lakeshore Foundation Master Campus in Homewood, Alabama, near Birmingham. The Lakeshore Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for people with disabilities in Alabama and across the country to lead healthy, independent lives …

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JE Dunn Construction Begins Emergency Department Upgrades at Northside Hospital Gwinnett

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction has begun a major $57-million expansion of the emergency department at Northside Hospital Gwinnett, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to be followed by significant renovations of emergency department facilities during a second phase of the project.

The expansion will add two new floors and approximately 38,000 …

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KCI Named as Bentley Year in Infrastructure Awards Finalist

ATLANTA, GA — KCI announces that the HUB404 project has been selected by Bentley Systems as a 2020 Year in Infrastructure Awards finalist.

The international program focuses on the use of Bentley software in construction, design, and operations. These tools are utilized across practices such as infrastructure design, construction management, …

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Local Retail Marketplace Wins 2020 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Award

NASHVILLE, TN — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected the L&L Market development in West Nashville for a 2020 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Award. The project was among two other outstanding real estate development projects from around Nashville selected as winners in the small, private sector category.

L&L …

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Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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McCarthy Building Companies Deploys Women’s Safety Harness Program

DALLAS, TX — A recipient of the women’s safety harness grant from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) is piloting a new women’s safety harness design across it’s Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta-area project sites. The safety harness grant was created by …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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Skellie Named President of National Association of Women in Construction - Coastal Georgia Chapter

SAVANNAH, GA — Laura Skellie, a Superintendent at JE Dunn Construction, has been elected President of the Coastal Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Prior to the president’s position she served the chapter as a Director and Committee Chair.

“This is my 5th …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

Kleemann
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Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
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US LBM Continues Southeast Growth with New Central Florida Location

‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪LAKELAND, FL — US LBM, a distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, announces the recent opening of a new full line building materials location in Lakeland, Florida. The ‬yard ‪is the fifth new location US LBM has opened this year.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪"Central Florida continues to be a …

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16@95 Improvement Projects Kick Off With Virtual Ceremonial Groundbreaking

SAVANNAH, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) recently celebrated the start of construction for the 16@95 Improvement Projects. In accordance with social distancing practices, instead of a typical in-person groundbreaking ceremony, Georgia DOT produced a video to celebrate this occasion.

The projects will improve traffic flow and …

ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, which was held virtually for the first time. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

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Curry Supply Adds Buddin as North Carolina-Based Regional Sales Manager

FUQUAY VARINA, NC — Curry Supply Co. announces the addition of Will Buddin to the team as a Regional Sales Manager. Buddin will oversee customers positioned in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

With more than 19 years in the pump, OEM, and heavy equipment rental industries, Buddin …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

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Florida DOT Projects Receive Recognition from America’s Transportation Awards

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received two regional awards for the S.R. 82 Widening Project and SunTrax Phase 1 from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) as part of the annual America’s Transportation Awards competition.

“This recognition further highlights the department’s continued …

Halff Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of BESH, Inc.

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), an engineering/architecture consulting firm, announces the acquisition of the Tavares, Florida-based firm BESH, Inc. BESH will do business as BESH Halff.

BESH is a multidiscipline civil engineering firm under the leadership of Principals Duane Booth, Robert Ern Jr., and Charles …

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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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Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
LJA Engineering Nationally Ranked in Top Ten as Best Firm To Work For by Zweig Group

HOUSTON, TX — LJA Engineering has once again been recognized as a Best Firm To Work For in 2020 by the Zweig Group. The Best Firms To Work For awards honor the best architecture, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction firms (AEC) to work for in North America.

"With recruitment …

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Local Leaders Recognized at the 2020 Central Florida Leadership Awards

JACKSONVILLE, FL — In a time of social, economic, and environmental upheaval, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) took a moment to celebrate and honor its local USGBC Florida community for the progress it has made toward a healthy, equitable, and prosperous future. The Central Florida chapter honored several leaders …

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Oldcastle APG’s Echelon and Belgard Sustainable Materials Integral to Bellwood Quarry Megaproject

The Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta’s iconic filming location, awaits its closing scene as plans move forward for a transformation that will greatly impact residents. No longer will the mini canyon be featured as a Walking Dead zombie pit or a Stranger Things supernatural playground. Georgia’s landmark crater will soon be flooded …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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Skanska USA Completes Renovations for New Atlanta Office at Marquis One

ATLANTA, GA — Skanska announces that it has completed the renovation of and moved to its new Atlanta office at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue. Taking 15,004 square feet on the 25th floor at Marquis One, the company relocated from 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard.

Skanska’s new office layout emphasizes community …

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Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

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USGBC Georgia Announces 2020 Chrysalis Award Winners

ATLANTA, GA — Six winners took home green awards after the virtual celebration of the Chrysalis Awards.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia created the Chrysalis Awards to support broadening the conversation between the green building industry and the green community. The goal is to support and recognize the people …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $100M to Improve Transit in South Florida

MIAMI, FL — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $99.9-million grant to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) for the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service from Florida …

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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
What Contractors Need to Know About EMR

It’s a small number that carries a huge impact for a contractor’s business. It affects their ability to stay competitive and maintain profitability, and it gives owners and construction managers powerful insights into the contractor’s business philosophy. It says so much that owners and CMs use it to decide whether …

Zapata Named CMAA's Certified Construction Manager of the Year

MIAMI LAKES, FL — Lionel Zapata, PE, CCM, Senior Federal Program Manager, based in HDR’s Miami Lakes, Florida office, has been named Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) certified construction manager of the year.

The Mehdi Heydari CCM of the Year award program recognizes individuals for achievements …

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Alabama AGC Donates High Tech Simulator to Local Skills Trades Academy

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) is helping pave the way for the construction industry’s future.

In 2019, Alabama AGC held a significant role in launching the Hoover city school system’s Skills Trade Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center (RC3), a program designed to advance youth …

Balfour Beatty Breaks Ground on In-Kind Construction Services for Atlanta Mission’s Restoration House Homeless Shelter

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty has started demolition and construction activities for the Atlanta Mission’s Restoration House, the first low-barrier day shelter designed to serve Atlanta-area women and children battling homelessness. Construction services for the new shelter located at the current Ethel Street facility will be funded by donations and …

Balfour Beatty US Civils Southeast Region Delivers Milestone Safety Record

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty’s US Civils team safely achieves more than four million hours without a lost time incident in the southeast operating region. This safety milestone and record celebrates five years of safely delivering construction projects and the company’s commitment to its Zero Harm culture to protect …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
CenterPoint Earns Green Building Certification for its First South Florida Development

HOLLYWOOD, FL — CenterPoint Properties announces it has earned the Florida Green certification for 3423 McIntosh Road in Hollywood, Florida, by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). The CenterPoint development scored 37 percent above FGBC’s certification requirement to achieve the Silver level.

“We designed both buildings at the Port Everglades …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

Common Ground Alliance Launches Damage Prevention Industry’s Official Conference & Expo in Orlando next March

ORLANDO, FL — The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) announces that it will host the damage prevention industry’s official Conference & Expo from March 2-5, 2021, in Orlando. The 2021 CGA Conference & Expo is designed to focus on cross-industry, multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop concrete actions to address the challenge of …

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Cowin Equipment Awarded Takeuchi Dealer of the Year in Southeast Region

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, awards Cowin Equipment as the 2019 Southeast Dealer of the Year. Takeuchi’s Southeast Business Region Manager Steve DePriest presented Cowin Equipment with the award.

Cowin Equipment was awarded after considering its commitment and excellence in a number of areas including …

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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 …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
Dynapac North America Strengthens Dealer Network with Addition of Durante Equipment

HOLLYWOOD, FL — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of equipment for compaction and paving applications, announces the addition of Durante Equipment to its growing dealer network. Durante Equipment rents, sells, and supports the complete Dynapac portfolio in Southern Florida to include Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Palm Beach …

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FINLEY Hires Duarte as a Bridge Designer

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge design and construction engineering firm, Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Alejandra Duarte, EIT, as a Bridge Designer to its expanding bridge design and construction engineering firm.

Duarte obtained her Bachelor of Arts in civil engineering and her Master of Engineering in structural engineering from the …

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FINLEY Hires Frederiksen as Senior Bridge Engineer

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge design and construction engineering firm, FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Claus Frederiksen. PE, as a Senior Bridge Engineer to its growing bridge design and construction engineering firm.

Frederiksen brings 26 years of engineering experience, particularly in bridge design and construction engineering. He has an extensive …

Florida DOT Projects Receive Recognition from Florida Transportation Builders Association

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently received Best in Construction Awards from the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) for 14 projects throughout Florida. Each year, the FTBA recognizes those companies and individuals who have responsibly executed outstanding road and bridge construction projects across the state.

“FDOT …

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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 …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

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National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Miami, Florida, Operation

MIAMI, FL — National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, along with trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, announces the relocation of its Miami, Florida, area operation.

NTS completed the relocation of its existing …

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Point and Measure

Traditionally, moisture tests require laborious effort and are slow to return results from the laboratory.  The risk of damage increases during transit of the materials potentially altering or destroying the entire sample, making this option much less practical for construction sites.  Industry innovators have developed a simplified approach with testing …

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Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

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Schnabel Engineering Promotes Brill and Elliott

KNOXVILLE, TN — Schnabel Engineering announces the promotion of Gary Brill, PE and Graham Elliott, PE in the Knoxville, Tennessee, and Alpharetta, Georgia, offices.

Brill has 34 years of both geotechnical/geostructural and dams design experience. Throughout his career at Schnabel Engineering, he has designed and managed the construction of numerous …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Power Equipment Co
Skanska Selected for the $70.5M Reconstruction of Interstate 4 at SR 557 Interchange

LAKELAND, FL — Skanska announces it was selected to lead the reconstruction of Interstate 4 at State Road 557 interchange in Central Florida, a $70.5-million design build project on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation. Construction is projected to begin in September 2020 and completion is slated for …

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Stantec-Designed 17 West Mixed-Use Development Completed in Miami Beach

MIAMI, FL — Global integrated design firm Stantec celebrates the completion of the five-story 17 West, a mixed-use development that includes Miami Beach’s first Trader Joe’s grocery store. Located on 17th Street between Alton Road and West Avenue in Miami Beach, the 185,388-square-foot development features 23 units, a rooftop pool …

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Ten Equipment Trailer Maintenance Tips

Heavy-haul trailers trek thousands of miles during their service lives and encounter many challenges – from rocks and ruts to bumps and jolts, no trailer gets out unscathed. To get the most from trailers, here are some tips to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in top shape.

Start …
The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

The Christman Company Donates New Toys to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

KNOXVILLE, TN — The Christman Company donated more than 200 toys to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital so that patients have new stuffed animals, books, and games during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For health and safety reasons due to the pandemic, toys can not be shared by the hospitalized children because of …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Thompson's Station, Tennessee, Becomes New Home for Caterpillar Equipment Dealer

NASHVILLE, TN — Construction in Middle Tennessee continues to push forward, enabling Thompson Machinery, the local Caterpillar dealer, to invest $15 million in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Even with a presidential election looming, global economic uncertainty, and national social unrest, Nashville and its surrounding counties continue to be the darling …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $21.8M Grant Award for Central Avenue BRT Project in St. Petersburg, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $21.8-million grant award to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) for the Central Avenue “SunRunner” Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in St. Petersburg, Florida. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service from …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Accelerator for America Introduces New Partnership on Infrastructure Playbook

Accelerator for America recently hosted a webinar with some of the country’s most determined mayors to discuss the organization’s New Partnership on Infrastructure (NPI) initiative.

Founded by CEO Rick Jacobs, Accelerator for America is an organization led by an advisory council of mayors and other local leaders from across …

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ALL Family of Companies Named a Load King Cranes Authorized Service Center

INDEPENDENCE, OH — Load King, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source, has named the ALL Family of Companies (ALL) an Authorized Service Center for Load King Cranes. The announcement is effective immediately.

With locations throughout North America, ALL will service Load King boom trucks, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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Construction Business as Project Business: Project Business Automation

All project businesses essentially operate the same way. Whether you are in the construction, engineering or architecture industry, the overarching commonality is that your company delivers goods and services to your customers through projects, making your company a project business.

Only by recognizing your company as a project business are …

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Florida's First Continuous Flow Intersection Receives ASHE's 2020 National Project of the Year Award

NAPLES, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that its State Road (SR) 82 (Immokalee Road) continuous flow intersection (CFI) project in Southwest Florida has been awarded the 2020 National Project of the Year Award in the Over $20 Million Category by the American Society of …

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Fluid Bridge Repair

Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs – and finding the money to do so – is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors are always looking for ways to …

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Hensel Phelps Completes Construction of the New Concourse D at Nashville International Airport

NASHVILLE, TN — The Hensel Phelps | Fentress Architects Progressive Design-Build Team is celebrating the successful opening of the new $292-million, 302,400-square-foot Concourse D and Terminal Wings Expansion project at Nashville International Airport.

Due to the unprecedented growth of the region, the Nashville International Airport (BNA) embarked on an aggressive …

Kleemann
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Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
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Hoefer Wysocki, JE Dunn Earn LEED Silver Designation for Hurlburt Field Medical Clinic Modernization

MARY ESTHER, FL — Architectural firm Hoefer Wysocki and JE Dunn Construction recently achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the health care complex modernization and expansion at Hurlburt Field, an auxiliary field of Eglin Air Force Base in Mary Esther, Florida. Home to the …

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JCB North America Awarded New Contract with the U.S. Military

SAVANNAH, GA — JCB has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. military with a fleet of specialized high speed excavators over the next eight years in a deal worth up to $269 million. The deal centers on the supply of High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) for the U.S. …

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.

Malvese Equipment …

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McCarthy to Build Most Advanced High Containment Laboratory in the Nation for the CDC

ATLANTA, GA — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been chosen as Construction Manager as constructor (CMc) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a new High Containment Continuity Laboratory (HCCL) at the Roybal Campus in Atlanta. The new facility is part of the CDC’s 2025 Masterplan that …

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Modular Design Trends, Challenges, and Increased Construction Liability Risks

Once again, the U.S. economy has hit a crossroads. Even before the current COVID-19 outbreak, the predictions for the coming year were mixed at best.

On the one side, the Association of Equipment Managers (AEM) said that “Steady and solid growth is likely to continue for the construction sector. As …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
POWER Foundation Pledges $150,000 for Education

HAILEY, ID — The POWER Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Hailey, Idaho-based engineering and consulting services firm POWER Engineers, recently pledged to send $150,000 directly to schools to help alleviate challenges with distance learning and connectivity.

“The added pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic have really illuminated the challenges …

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Preventative Maintenance Creates Longevity for Drills

It’s a common situation: Your equipment isn’t working as effectively as it was the day it came off the manufacturing line. With most tools and machines, regular maintenance and replacement of worn-out parts can be the key to restoring it back to maximum power. Earth drills are no exception. Knowing …

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Spancrete Promotes Varnadoe to Vice President of Precast Operations

WAUKESHA, WI — Spancrete, a manufacturer and distributor of engineered precast and prestressed building solutions and machinery, has promoted Erik Varnadoe to Vice President of Precast Operations. With the company since 2019, he has already proven strong leadership and expertise from his more than 15 years of experience across …

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Takeuchi Presents Smith with Top Salesman of the Year Award

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces Bill Smith of Cobb Country Tractor was presented with Takeuchi Salesman of the Year for his successful sales efforts in 2019. This is the third time Smith has taken top honors for Takeuchi after ranking No. 1 again in retail …

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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 …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
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The Complex Made Simple

The history of the construction excavator goes back quite some time. The very first excavator is said to have been built in 1882 by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England, where it was used in the construction of Port of Hull docks. Unlike today's excavators that use hydraulic …

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The Importance of Safely Purchasing, Handling and Storing API Certified DEF

As restrictions are being lifted across most states in the country and with warm weather upon us, it is important for truck drivers to consider proper management of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in most diesel-powered trucks.

DEF is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water …

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Tunneling Operations Underway on Plane Train West Extension Project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

ATLANTA, GA — Clark-Atkinson-Technique, a Joint Venture, has broken ground on the Plane Train Tunnel West Extension project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport. Underway since 2017, the design-build project includes a 900-foot tunnel extension of the airport’s automated people mover system, which is designed 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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We Only Get to the Stars by Starting from the Ground

Given the excitement with SpaceX and NASA’s recent historic manned launch, many people are looking to the stars. To many, space means rockets and satellites. However, every major component of these missions are built, designed, tested, launched, and controlled in one or more ground-based facilities. And every one of those …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

Beaches Energy Services Selects Burns & McDonnell to Deliver EPC Project in Jacksonville Beach

ORLANDO, FL — To meet the current and future needs of Beaches Energy Services’ more than 35,000 customers, the utility has selected Burns & McDonnell to implement a substation upgrade project in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The upgrade is one of the first progressive engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects in Florida for a …

Berry Companies Acquires Bobcat Dealerships in Southeast

WICHITA, KS — Berry Companies, Inc. announces the acquisition of Bobcat of Atlanta and Bobcat of Huntsville. The addition of these dealerships expands Berry Companies' dealer network to eight divisions in eight states.

“I am pleased to share that we have closed on the acquisition of Bobcat of Atlanta …

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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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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FINLEY Bridge Engineer Tu Obtains PE License

TALLAHASSEE, FL — FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY), a Tallahassee-based bridge design and construction engineering firm, congratulates Ton Tu, PE, on passing the Professional Engineering examination and officially receiving his Professional Engineering license.

During his three years with FINLEY, Tu's most notable projects have included Honolulu Authority For Rapid Transportation …

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Opening of I-4/S.R. 408 Interchange Ramps Three Months Ahead of Schedule

TALLAHASSEE, FL — As a result of his directive to accelerate work on the I-4 Ultimate project due to decreased volume in traffic as a result of COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announce the opening of five new Interstate 4 (I-4)/State Road (S.R.) 408 …

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 …

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HNTB Grows Transit and Environmental Services Teams with Addition of Schwarz, Smiley, and Banguilan

ATLANTA, GA — HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, is growing in Atlanta to help address the area’s infrastructure needs. The firm has hired Reiner Schwarz, Kenyata Smiley, MPA, and Alvin Banguilan, MA, RPA — three veteran professionals who add capabilities and expertise to the firm’s …

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JE Dunn Construction Transforms Tarpon Springs High School in Florida

TAMPA, FL — An $18.1-million modernization of Tarpon Springs High School in Pinellas County, Florida, was completed recently by JE Dunn Construction, the project’s construction manager.

From resolving drainage problems and demolishing multiple buildings, to upgrading interior systems throughout campus facilities and constructing a 12,261-square-foot building to serve as …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
JE Dunn Construction Welcomes Johnson as Aviation Operations Director

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces that industry veteran Peter Johnson has joined the company as Aviation Operations Director.

With a career spanning more than four decades, Johnson combines extensive aviation construction experience with over 20 years of collaborating with clients and managing aviation project teams and projects throughout …

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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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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 …

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Takeuchi Announces Management, Board Changes

ATLANTA, GA — The Board of Directors of Takeuchi Mfg., Ltd. announces several changes to the worldwide management structure of Takeuchi and membership of its Board of Directors, approved during the annual shareholder meeting.

Clay Eubanks, current President of Takeuchi US, will be relocating to the company’s headquarters …

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Cloud-Based Employee Time Tracking

There is no doubt that technology has increased project management efficiency and safety in the construction industry. Case in point: construction worker illnesses and injuries went from 10.9 incidents (in 1972) to 2.8 incidents (in 2017) per 100 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, there are …

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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 …

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Receives $3M Gift from NABTU to Fund Cell Therapy for COVID-19

MIAMI, FL — The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) announces a donation of $3 million from North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), to support specific and urgent research on the use of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells to treat COVID-19-related inflammation. The gift will accelerate needed clinical trials.

On April …

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Going the Distance

The hardest part of a project for most contractors is the bid. Balancing customer specs with overhead costs to produce a number both sides are comfortable with takes skill and a deep understanding of an operation’s capabilities. Partnering with industry-leading OEMs to provide efficiency-optimizing equipment can give contractors an edge …

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How Technology is Advancing One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Construction was recently listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America by CNBC. So when it comes to day-to-day operations, what can construction managers do to ensure workers receive the information they need to produce quality work and stay safe on the job? One company, MindForge, is …

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KAI Announces Appointment of McMinn as Design Principal

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces that Tim McMinn, AIA has been named Design Principal. McMinn was previously Director of Architecture at KAI. As Design Principal, McMinn is responsible for the overall creative direction, solution development, and quality of architectural design at KAI supporting offices in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and …

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Linder Industrial Machinery
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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Joins the Manitou Dealer Network in the US

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou North America welcomes National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) to the Manitou dealer network. National Equipment Dealers will offer the full Manitou line of skid loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders, and telescopic handlers at 11 locations throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

“We are …

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RP Develops Square Sided Water Tank

Creative thinking and the willingness to take a new approach is often what sets innovators apart from their peers. These qualities are also the fuel that propels industry forward. Construction is one of the oldest industries, but thanks to continuous advancements in technology, techniques and materials, today’s structures have come …

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Steering Through Sandy Soils

The economy in Garden City, Kansas, is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers make its way to the dairy plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To …

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Why Productivity in Construction is Flatlining

Let’s face facts, the construction industry does not do well when it comes to completing projects on time and within budget. Approximately 98 percent of megaprojects suffer cost overruns of more than 30 percent and 77 percent are at least 40 percent late, according to a McKinsey & Company report. …

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Burns & McDonnell Foundation Announces $1.5M in COVID-19 Relief Funding

HOUSTON, TX — As organizations and community members face significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, Burns & McDonnell is providing additional resources and services to communities, clients, and employee-owners throughout the U.S.

To bolster the support of those on the front lines providing critical resources to those who need it …

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City Electric Supply Branches Help Telecom Businesses Continue Operations in South Carolina and Georgia

SPARTANBURG, SC — As millions of Americans work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Electric Supply (CES) branches are assisting the telecommunications industry. Stores are providing support and materials to wireless and telecom businesses in their areas to help them continue operations. CES Gaffney in South Carolina and …

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Celebration Pointe Announces Plans to Complete Phase 2 of Mixed-Use Development

GAINESVILLE, FL — Celebration Pointe, a mixed-use development in North Central Florida, located along Interstate 75 in Gainesville, announces that the 160-acre super-regional mixed-use development is gearing up to complete the second and final phase of its Main Street development. Cleveland, Ohio-based Cupkovic Architects, the master project architect of …

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Doosan Expands Southeast Presence at 10 New Synergy Equipment Locations

SUWANEE, GA — Heavy equipment owners and operators across the Southeast now have greater access to Doosan parts, machines and service, thanks to 10 new dealer locations from Synergy Equipment.

The new locations — in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina — join three already established dealership locations with …

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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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Healthcare Design Leader Powers Joins Burns & McDonnell in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and construction company, has hired healthcare design and construction veteran Chris Powers to expand services and offerings from the firm’s office in Nashville, Tennessee. Powers will lead design for healthcare projects in Nashville and nationally as the firm continues to …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Adds Ross as Vice President of CE Sales

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA) announces Michael J. Ross as Vice President of Construction Equipment Sales. Reporting to M.S. Kang, President of HCEA, Ross will be responsible for managing all aspects of dealer sales with his internal and field staff.

Ross is a West Point …

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KAI Hires Simmons as New Managing Partner

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Brad Simmons, FAIA to the new position of Managing Partner. Simmons has more than 35 years of regional, national, and global experience. Simmons had worked collaboratively with KAI on joint projects for the past 20 years through his former employer, Jacobs, …

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Kapusta Promoted to Lead Regional Transmission & Distribution Group in Orlando for Burns & McDonnell

ORLANDO, FL — Burns & McDonnell promotes Matt Kapusta to lead the regional Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group in Orlando, Florida. Within his decade-long tenure with the firm, Kapusta has led multidiscipline engineering and construction teams on a range of electrical transmission and distribution projects along the East Coast. In …

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Members of Workforce Development Program Tour Nashville International Airport

NASHVILLE, TN — Hensel Phelps recently hosted a job site tour of the BNA Concourse D & Terminal Wing Expansion Project with six members of the 4:13 Strong training program. 4:13 Strong provides training, skills, and job placement for at-risk men in Nashville, Tennessee. As a part of Hensel Phelps’ …

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Miller Joins HNTB as National Practice Consultant

ATLANTA, GA — Jannine Miller joins HNTB Corporation as National Practice Consultant and Vice President. She provides strategic advisory services for clients nationwide, with a focus on transportation policy, finance, and operations. She is based in HNTB’s Atlanta office.

Miller brings 10 years of leadership experience and an understanding of …

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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 Promotes Lawson to Director of Sales

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, has promoted Henry Lawson to a new leadership role. Lawson has been named Director of Sales, effective immediately.

As Director of Sales, Lawson will take on all the dealer sales development and national account business and activity in North America. First …

Tennessee DOT Holds Groundbreaking on SR-317 Improvement Project

COLLEGEDALE, TN — Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Clay Bright recently joined federal, state, and local officials to officially break ground on the SR-317 (Apison Pike) improvement project in Collegedale, Tennessee.

Work is slated to begin soon on the 3.4-mile project to widen and improve the Apison Pike corridor …

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The S/L/A/M Collaborative Acquires Five Heery Architectural Design Practices from CBRE

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), a national architectural firm, announces the strategic acquisition of five CBRE | Heery architectural design practices focused on healthcare, sports facilities, and justice, which will be known as Heery Design, a SLAM Studio.

CBRE, which acquired Heery in 2017, will retain full …

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United Renewable Energy Constructs Solar Project in LaGrange, Georgia

LAGRANGE, GA — A three-megawatt solar photovoltaic project has been completed and commercialized by United Renewable Energy LLC at Kimberly-Clark's facility in LaGrange, Georgia. The project was the result of collaboration between Kimberly-Clark's facility, United Renewable Energy as the project developer and builder and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC through a …

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Beard Equipment Co - AL
Tractor & Equipment
Allied Esports Selects HOK to Design New Mall Esports Venues

BUFORD, GA — Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company, has selected HOK as its partner in creating new retail esports venues.

Allied Esports’ new on-mall locations will offer visitors a variety of esports and gaming experiences, including nightly tournaments for all levels, PCs and consoles for walk-up play and …

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ARARentalWorks Day Introduces 300 Orlando Students to Service Technician Careers

ORLANDO, FL — In the midst of a skilled labor shortage impacting Orlando and the entire United States, the American Rental Association (ARA) recently hosted ARARentalWorks Day at The ARA Show in Orlando, Florida. The event at the Orange County Convention Center educated hundreds of local trade and technical students …

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Caddell Construction President and CEO Inducted into Alabama Construction Hall of Fame

MONTGOMERY, AL — Caddell Construction’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Eddie Stewart, has been inducted into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed by Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) at a recent ceremony.

Stewart is currently in his 41st year of his career in …

Florida DOT Commends Governor’s Strategic Vision for Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure in 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, PE issued the statement below following Governor DeSantis’ 2020 State of the State Address, which further emphasized the Governor’s vision for transportation in Florida.

“Governor DeSantis continues to have bold plans for Florida’s infrastructure, and the department is …

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Golden and Bowen Re-Elected to State Transportation Board

ATLANTA, GA — State Transportation Board members — Chairman Tim Golden of Valdosta (Eighth Congressional District) and Vice Chairman Rudy Bowen of Columbus (Seventh Congressional District) — were unanimously re-elected to full five-year board terms by a caucus of state representatives and senators from their respective congressional districts. The new …

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HNTB Expands Presence in Bartow, Florida

BARTOW, FL — HNTB Corporation recently expanded its presence and opened a new, larger office in Bartow, Florida, located at 555 North Broadway. The office serves a range of clients across Florida’s west coast.

“HNTB brings regional and national expertise to solving complex transportation challenges for departments of transportation, toll …

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MCA Honors Nelson with Patrick R. Bush Award

ODESSA, FL — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Patrick R. Bush Award to Jan Nelson of Odessa, Florida, in appreciation for her service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were given during MCA's Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, California.

This award …

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Peevy, Georgia DOT Planner, Named AASHTO Transportation Management Fellow

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announces that Phil Peevy, the Atlanta Branch Chief in the Office of Planning has been named an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Transportation Management Fellow.

Peevy, who has been with the department for 15 years, will …

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Richey Promoted to Senior Director of Business Development for Skanska’s Georgia and South Carolina Regions

ATLANTA, GA — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, announces that Barkley Richey has been promoted to Senior Director of Business Development for the Georgia and South Carolina regions. Barkley will be responsible for the firm’s strategic growth and development opportunities, and will be based in the Atlanta, …

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Skanska Promotes Rob Johnson to Vice President of Operations in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — Skanska announces that Rob Johnson, an industry veteran with 20 years of experience in commercial construction, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations in Tennessee.

Johnson, who is based in Skanska’s Nashville office, joined the company in 2004 and was most recently a Project Executive. …

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Stantec Adds Pati as Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems Manager

ORLANDO, FL — Ron Pati, PE, has joined Stantec as a Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Manager for the global design and engineering firm’s transportation practice in Orlando, Florida. Pati will draw on his 32 years of transportation design experience to deliver ITS portfolios in the state and nationwide. …

The Walsh Group Opens Nashville Regional Office

BRENTWOOD, TN — The Walsh Group announces the opening of its new Nashville Regional Office in Brentwood, Tennesee. The new office becomes the firm’s 20th regional office, all of which are located across North America to support responsiveness to the company’s growing customer base. The new location reflects the company’s …

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Volvo CE Boosts Inventory, Customer Support in Florida with Alta Equipment Group

TAMPA, FL — Alta Equipment Group (Alta), a provider of industrial and construction equipment and related services and one of the top performing Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) dealers in the United States, is expanding its territory into Florida. The Detroit, Michigan-based company has purchased the assets of Flagler Construction …

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Topping Out of Pine Crest Elementary School

SANFORD, FL — Wharton-Smith recently held some events that marked milestones at Pine Crest Elementary School project in Sanford, Florida.

At one event, Wharton-Smith project team members invited students, teachers and staff to sign their name on a steel beam that will become part of their new 110,754-square-foot school.

At …

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Wong Selected as Member of AIA Florida’s 2019 Class of Citizen Architects

TAMPA, FL — Gresham Smith announces that Ray Wong, AIA, MBA, EDAC, LEED Green Associate, a Senior Architect in the firm’s Tampa healthcare studio, has been selected as a member of the American Institute of Architects Florida Chapter’s 2019 Class of Citizen Architects. The annual award honors local …

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Alabama’s First Proton Therapy Center Ready to Open

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Proton therapy, a radiation technology for treating cancer, has come to Alabama with the opening of Proton International at UAB. The Brasfield & Gorrie-constructed facility, begun in the winter of 2018, recently opened with a ribbon cutting and reception. The new center is a partnership between …

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BL Harbert Takes Home Three BuildSouth Awards from Alabama AGC

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Alabama Association of General Contractors (AGC) every year recognizes Alabama’s top contractors for their work in the previous year through their annual AGC BuildSouth Awards.

The awards are given across several categories, including building construction, design/build, highway construction, international, construction management, heavy industrial construction and municipal …

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CSDA Announces Erin O’Brien as New Executive Director

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) announces the appointment of Erin O’Brien as its next Executive Director, following the retirement of Pat O’Brien who served as Executive Director of the association since 1992.

“Erin has been intimately involved with the operations of CSDA for the …

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FINLEY Hires Diaz as a Bridge Designer

TALAHASSEE, FL — Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Glenda E. Diaz, PhD., EIT, as a Bridge Designer II to its’ expanding bridge design and construction engineering firm.

Diaz obtained her Master of Engineering and PhD. in civil engineering from the University of Florida and has recently moved to Tallahassee …

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HNTB Grows Aviation Practice in Miami Office with Addition of Mendoza, Herdocia, Li and Martinez

MIAMI, FL — HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, is growing in Miami to help address the area’s increasing aviation needs. The firm hired Maria Mendoza, AIA; Andrea Herdocia, Associate AIA; Xue Li, Ph.D., PE; and Ricardo-Javier Martinez, PE — four veteran professionals who add …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
HOK Announces 2020 Project Milestones in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee

ATLANTA, GA — HOK recently announced a list of project milestones and openings happening in 2020, with some projects in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. The projects in the Dixie Contractor area are the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute and …

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JCB Awarded 2019 Supplier of the Year by United Rentals

POOLER, GA — Construction equipment manufacturer, JCB North America, was recently recognized by United Rentals, Inc. as its 2019 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes JCB for outstanding value, timely delivery, product support, training and procurement excellence.

“Winning the coveted United Rentals Supplier of the Year award is …

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Jefferson County US 1 Widening Project Awarded

LOUISVILLE, GA — Back in 1989 the Georgia General Assembly adopted the Governor's Road Improvement Program (GRIP) that has since been amended to include over 3,300 miles of designated highways to enhance connectivity, effective and efficient transportation and safer travel. Of those 19 Georgia corridors, the US 1 and State …

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NASA Selects Jacobs to Continue Environmental Engineering Support Services at Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Jacobs was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the sole provider to continue architect-engineer (A-E) environmental engineering services at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, and other NASA centers and installations.

Jacobs has been providing environmental services to the …

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NUCA of Middle Tennessee Chapter Members Celebrate Inaugural Year

FRANKLIN, TN — The Franklin Bridge Golf Club was the center stage for the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) of Middle Tennessee Chapter Year End Celebration. Members gathered to recognize the 40 founding members and present Donnie Mingus of Team Construction as the first NUCA of Middle Tennessee Ditchdigger of …

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Skanska, H. J. Russell & Company Joint Venture to Build Center for Advanced Surgical Services

ATLANTA, GA — The joint venture between global development and construction firm Skanska, and Atlanta-based H. J. Russell & Company, a minority-owned construction services firm, announces it will construct the Center for Advanced Surgical Services (CASS), adjacent to Grady Memorial Hospital’s (Grady) main campus in Atlanta. The free …

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Skanska to Renovate New ASHRAE Global Headquarters with Net-Zero Retrofit Design

ATLANTA, GA — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, will renovate ASHRAE’s new global headquarters in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

The net-zero-energy ready design is set to exceed all of ASHRAE’s own energy and indoor environmental standards to achieve a high-performing and environmentally sustainable building.

“ASHRAE is excited to …

Takeuchi Introduces Mountain Farm International as New Dealer

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces Mountain Farm International as a new dealer. Located in Crossville, Tennessee, the dealer will provide sales, service, parts and rental to customers throughout Middle Tennessee.

Carrying the full lineup of Takeuchi equipment, including excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and …

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Vacuworx Promotes Raines to Regional Service Manager, Enhances Mobile Response Times in Gulf Coast Region

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces an increased presence in the Gulf Coast area with the promotion of Paul Raines from Production Manager to Regional Service Manager.

Raines is a service-oriented professional with technical know-how, problem-solving abilities and organizational skills. Factory trained and certified to inspect, service and repair all makes …

Birnbaum to Succeed Dressel as Herc Holdings Chief Operating Officer

BONITA SPRINGS, FL — Herc Holdings Inc., a North American equipment rental supplier, announces that Aaron Birnbaum has succeeded J. Bruce Dressel as Chief Operating Officer. Dressel left his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on December 31, 2019. Birnbaum most recently served as the company’s …

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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.

Winners were selected across a …

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Emory University Breaks Ground on HOK-Designed Biomedical Research Facility in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Emory University recently broke ground on a research facility that will focus on innovation, synergy and impact for biomedical research. Biomedical research studies the prevention and treatment of disease and the genetic and environmental factors related to disease in order to find new ways of improving health. …

Florida Governor’s Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Proposes $9.9B in Funding for Florida DOT

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis recently unveiled his Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The proposed budget provides $9.9 billion in funding for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The investment will enable the department to continue to deliver transportation projects to meet the needs of …

Georgia DOT Provides Update to I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project

BIBB COUNTY, GA — Georgia Department of Transportation construction crews with the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvements Project are moving forward with ongoing project items. Details of the project to date are below.

Phase 2 and 3 - Regarding the Region from Hardeman Avenue to the I-16 Eastbound Exit
Crews continue working …
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Georgia DOT Section 106 Programmatic Agreement Addresses Environmental Procedures for Construction Projects

ATLANTA, GA — An agreement signed among four agencies will streamline the completion of certain approval processes for historic preservation during highway construction in Georgia. This first-of-its-kind Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) will set the framework to encompass all types of transportation improvement projects from major widenings to new location …

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Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Brings Leaders in Sustainability to Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — After announcing the city achieved LEED Silver certification, Atlanta once again hosted the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), at the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center. The world’s largest event dedicated to green building featured four days of …

Griffin Electric Celebrates Fifth Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — For the fifth straight year, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over four decades, participated in the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week. The annual federal initiative is an opportunity for businesses, communities and educators …

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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Lory Joins HNTB’s Lake Mary Office as Florida Client Service Leader

LAKE MARY, FL — Satya Lory, PE, PMP, joins HNTB Corporation as Florida Client Service Leader and Vice President. She is based in the firm’s Lake Mary, Florida, office and leads HNTB’s delivery of some of the most complex transportation infrastructure projects throughout the state.

Lory has nearly 30 …

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New Renderings Released of Atlanta-Area Elevator Test Tower and Headquarters Office

VININGS, GA — The planned Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC) in Vinings, Georgia has a new look yet again.

Designed by global architecture firm Gensler, the 420-foot structure is expected to house the bulk of elevator company thyssenkrupp’s new headquarters. It is under construction next to SunTrust Park and …

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Power Equipment Announces Promotion of White to General Product Support Manager

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment Company, a part of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Wayne White to General Product Support Manager for the Middle Tennessee region. In his new position, Wayne will oversee the entire Product Support operation in Nashville, Tennessee, including parts and service. …

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SR 400 Express Lanes Industry Forum Sees Record Turnout

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) recently hosted an Industry Forum event to showcase the State Route (SR) 400 Express Lanes Project. The event was attended by approximately 310 executives representing the highway design and construction industry.

Several Georgia DOT representatives presented insight to the project …

Wicklander Named General Manager of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental

ORLANDO, FL — A veteran of the ALL Family of Companies, T.J. Wicklander, has been named General Manager of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp. of Orlando, Florida. Wicklander brings two decades of crane experience forged in the Greater Chicago area, where he served in a multitude of roles …

BLHI Takes Home Seven ABC Awards for Excellence in Construction

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has awarded BL Harbert International with seven Excellence in Construction awards. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the Yellowhammer State, …

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2 percent year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.1 percent for the month and are …

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DLR Group Principal Receives LEED Fellow Designation

ORLANDO, FL — DLR Group announces that Principal Lindsey Piant Perez, AIA, has been named a 2019 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. Perez joins 28 other LEED Fellows who represent exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application …

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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 …

Florida’s Turnpike Widening Project at Dolphin Expressway Begins

MIAMI, FL — Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise has begun a widening project along Florida’s Turnpike Extension/SR 821, from SR 836/Dolphin Expressway to NW 106th Street. This project includes the following improvements:

  • Widening the Turnpike to 10 lanes, between State Road (SR) 836/Dolphin Expressway to NW 106th Street/Flagler Station Boulevard
  • Widening Turnpike …
Georgia DOT Continues Work on I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project

BIBB COUNTY, GA — Despite the weather, construction crews working on the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvements Project are progressing with ongoing project items. Details of the project to date are below.

Phase 2 and 3

Crews continue working on both the substructure and superstructure of the bridge on I-16 westbound over …

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida DOT Announce $1.4B Westshore Area Interchange Construction Project

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced $1.4 billion for the reconstruction of the I-275/SR 60 Westshore Area Interchange in Tampa. The project is set to take place in fiscal year 2023-2024.

The reconstruction of this major system-to-system interchange in the Westshore …

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Grove, Albach Join JE Dunn Construction as Senior Project Engineers

SAVANNAH, GA — Senior Project Engineer Jack Grove has joined the Savannah, Georgia, office of JE Dunn Construction, after relocating from Nashville, Tennessee, where he was part of the JE Dunn staff. Andrew Albach was recently hired as a Senior Project Engineer at the Savannah office.

Jack Grove
Grove …

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McCombe Joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Manager – Transit and Rail

LAKE MARY, FL — Pamela McCombe, P.Eng., joined HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Manager – Transit and Rail, based in Lake Mary, Florida. In this role, she manages a variety of complex projects and ensures client needs are met with technical excellence.

McCombe has nearly 35 years of industry …

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MTI Equipment Comes Under New Ownership

NORTH PORT, FL — MTI Equipment has successfully been re-acquired by the company’s founding ownership group. The ownership group consists of Canon Stahl, Shawn Hendricks and Alain Trimble.

MTI was established in 1986 as a telecommunications installation provider. In the early 1990s MTI transitioned into being a provider …

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Robins & Morton Tops Out Phase One of Office Expansion

BIRMINGHAM, AL — General contractor and construction management firm, Robins & Morton, recently reached a milestone on their office expansion in Homewood, Alabama.

The firm topped out the new three-story parking deck structure at their corporate office location off Shades Creek Parkway. Topping out ceremonies mark the structural completion …

Seven Highway Projects Win National Roadway Safety Awards

GARFIELD COUNTY, WA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation honored seven highway safety projects in five states with National Roadway Safety Awards as part of a biennial program to highlight successful approaches to improving roadway safety at the state and local level.

“While our roads …

Kleemann
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Takeuchi Breaks Ground on New Training Center Set to Open in Spring 2020

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new training facility set to open in spring 2020. The new center will allow dealers from North America and around the globe to gain knowledge about Takeuchi products, and offer year-round service training …

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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 …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

Brasfield & Gorrie Marks Construction Milestone at the University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, FL — Brasfield & Gorrie and its subcontractors, the University Athletic Association and officials from the University of Florida recently celebrated the topping out of the university’s new baseball stadium. Topping out marks the completion of the building’s concrete and steel structure.

“This facility will heighten the baseball fan’s …

Dewberry Named Employer of the Year by WTS Central Florida Chapter

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has been selected by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Central Florida Chapter as the 2019 Employer of the Year. Kevin Knudsen, PE, a Vice President with Dewberry, accepted the award on behalf of the firm …

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Dykes Equipment dba Appling Motors Introduced as New Takeuchi Dealer

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, announces Dykes Equipment doing business as (dba) Appling Motors as a new dealer, serving South Georgia. The full-service dealer specializes in new and used equipment. They will carry Takeuchi excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders for their …

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HNTB’s Atlanta Office Names Kassa as Transportation Planning Department Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Recognized for outstanding service, Tim Kassa has been named HNTB Corporation’s Transportation Planning Department Manager based in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia, office. He oversees delivery of innovative solutions for transportation projects across the region and leads a group of 20 professionals.

Kassa has been with HNTB …

McHugh Construction Adds Six Construction Professionals to Growing Nashville Team

NASHVILLE, TN — James McHugh Construction Co., the Chicago-based general contractor whose Nashville office opened in 2014, announces the addition of six construction professionals to its growing Nashville team.

David Wells joins McHugh as an Assistant Superintendent and brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in …

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Methane Rangers, Dirt Demons Bring Home National Gas Rodeo Championship Trophies

INDEPENDENCE, MO — The 2019 National Gas Rodeo, organized by MEA Energy Association and sponsored in part by CASE Construction Equipment, recently held its annual two- and four-person team championship events in Independence, Missouri.

The 2019 overall Rodeo champions in the two-person category were the Methane Rangers (Jason …

Tidewater Equipment Joins CASE Construction Equipment Dealer Network

TIFTON, GA — Tidewater Equipment has joined the CASE Construction Equipment dealer network and will represent the manufacturer in 42 counties spanning western and southern Georgia. The dealer will sell and service CASE equipment out of its Tifton, Smithville and Pinehurst locations, serving the landscaping, general construction, forestry and agricultural …

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USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

WGI Continues Work on HEFT Widening

MIAMI, FL — The $129-million Florida Turnpike design-build project in Miami will widen the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT) mainline from eight to 10 lanes.

The project includes a range of structural elements such as 22-foot tall noise wall founded in shallow lime rock, two new all-electronic tolling gantries, …

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Acrow Bridge Appoints Needham as Pricing Analyst

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces the appointment of Randy Needham, formerly New England Region Sales Manager, to the newly-created position of Pricing Analyst. In this role, Needham will collaborate with sales teams in North America to develop pricing strategies to …

Central Florida Equipment Announces Brand Refresh to Central Civil Construction

MIAMI, FL — Central Florida Equipment, a Miami-based construction company, announces a renaming to Central Civil Construction to reflect the company’s evolution — from an equipment rental company to being at the center of complex landmark projects being undertaken in South Florida.

“When our father founded Central Florida Equipment …

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Contractors Expect to Increase Rental Activity, According to ARA Survey

MOLINE, IL — Among professional construction contractors who rented equipment in the past year, a majority expects to increase reliance on rental in the year ahead, according to a comprehensive survey of contractors released by the American Rental Association (ARA).

The “Rental Customer Needs Study,” conducted by RSG, an independent …

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Earthmovers Construction Equipment Adds Rogers, Dunbar and Conrad to Sales Team in Florida

APOPKA, FL — Earthmovers Construction Equipment, LLC located in Apopka and Fort Pierce Florida, recently hired Corey Rogers as the new Vice President of Sales. Rogers has worked in the construction equipment industry for over 20 years with major equipment manufacturers and has served in multiple roles including sales, marketing, …

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Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

ARLINGTON, VA — Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the …

Genera Selects W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company as EPC Firm for New Ag Fiber Facility

VONORE, TN — Genera announces it has selected W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company (Yates) to manage the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the company’s first manufacturing facility in Vonore, Tennessee, following a $118-million investment secured by Genera to produce its Earthable line of sustainable agricultural fiber products.

Earthable …

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Hoar Construction Breaks Ground on Cleveland State’s Health & Sciences Facility

CLEVELAND, TN — Hoar Construction recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for Cleveland State Community College’s new $25-million Health & Sciences facility. This is the first building the campus will construct in more than 40 years and is part of a planned campus revitalization project.

This project will include nursing, EMT …

Kaufman Lynn Construction Completes Don Soffer Aventura High School

AVENTURA, FL — Kaufman Lynn Construction and the City of Aventura announce that the campus of Don Soffer Aventura High School has been granted a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), allowing the new four-story charter high school to officially open its doors. The 53,418-square-foot high school campus sits across two …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
Komatsu America Appoints Tractor & Equipment Company as Forestry Equipment Distributor

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Komatsu America appoints Tractor & Equipment Company (TEC) as the forestry equipment distributor for the states of Alabama, Georgia and the northwest region of Florida. TEC will handle the full line of Komatsu forestry equipment, which includes track feller bunchers, log loaders, wheeled harvesters, forwarders and harvesting/processing …

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Linder Announces Bauers as Vice President of Sales in Florida

PLANT CITY, FL — Linder Industrial Machinery announces the hiring of Tom Bauers, who will lead sales as Linder’s Vice President of Sales - Florida Division. With more than 20 years of experience in the equipment industry, Bauers said he is excited to help customers in Florida grow and …

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Vacuworx Hires Williamson as Regional Sales Manager for Southeast US

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Bruce Williamson has been hired as Regional Sales Manager, Southeast, serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Williamson is a problem solver who prioritizes communication and follow-through as keys to building customer relationships. Based in Panama City …

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Behzadi Joins Dewberry’s Orlando Office as Senior Project Manager

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Bahman Behzadi, PE, has joined the Orlando, Florida, office as a Senior Project Manager in the transportation design group.

Behzadi is responsible for the design and construction plans for transportation-related electrical components, including intelligent transportation system, …

Construction Jobs Increase by 4,000 in May as Unemployment Rate Falls to Record-Setting Low

ARLINGTON, VA — Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in May and by 215,000, or 3 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell to a record low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of …

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Ewing Joins Dewberry’s Orlando Office as Senior Project Manager, Architect

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Brad Ewing, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined the firm’s Orlando, Florida, office as a Senior Project Manager and Architect.

Ewing joins the firm with nearly 20 years of experience. Most recently, he worked as a …

FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints Ware as Southeast Territory Manager

RICHFIELD, WI — Custom Equipment LLC welcomes Matt Ware as the Southeast Territory Manager. Ware will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, and will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

“Matt’s sales experience and customer first …

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IEDA Announces Launch of Revamped Website, Hosted by Sandhills Global

VICTOR, NY — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) is a self-regulating organization dedicated to advancing the goals of independent used equipment dealers and related businesses worldwide. The IEDA's website is a vital part of its mission to help equipment dealers build more profitable relationships, and to provide its members …

NV5 Acquires Page One Consultants, a Program Management and Construction Quality Assurance Firm

HOLLYWOOD, FL — NV5 Global, Inc. (NV5), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announces that it has acquired Page One Consultants, Inc. (Page One), a program management and construction quality assurance firm based in Orlando, Florida. The addition of Page One complements NV5’s infrastructure, geotechnical …

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SEAA Announces 2018 Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Jack Vernon Nix, Jr. of Key Largo, Florida, Vice President of Operations for Shelby Erectors, Inc., was named the 2018 Person of the Year by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). A veteran of the steel erection industry for nearly 25 years, Nix is also …

Shawmut Design and Construction to Bring New STEM Center to Ransom Everglades School

MIAMI, FL — Shawmut Design and Construction and architect Perkins+Will announce the enhancement of the Ransom Everglades School campus with a new STEM center. Scheduled for completion in early 2020, the new building is one element of the school's campaign to upgrade its Coconut Grove campus and academic programming.

The …

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 …

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The Broward County Convention Center Expansion Project Begins in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau announce that the project to expand the Broward County Convention Center and add a new four diamond Headquarters Hotel in Fort Lauderdale has officially begun. This phased project began with a demolition event at the …

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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Turner Construction Company Celebrates Topping Out of MTSU Classroom Building

MURFREESBORO, TN — Turner Construction Company recently celebrated the topping out of a $39.6-million classroom building under construction at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) that will house three of the most popular academic programs in its College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. The event marked crews reaching the highest point …

USDOT Announces $321.4M for Federal Lands and Tribal Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration announces recipients of $321.4 million in Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) grants. These are the first grants awarded under the program and will help build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or …

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award Winners

ORANGE PARK, FL — Six departments of transportation were named as winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Awards by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design.
The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road …

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Dewberry’s Scarce Promoted to Corporate Director of Marketing

DANVILLE, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Elizabeth Scarce has been promoted to Director of Marketing for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, which span from Florida to Maryland. Combined, the two regions serve the marketing needs of more than 1,000 employees.
Scarce has …

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JE Dunn Construction Marks Key Milestone for Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy Project in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction recently celebrated the placement of the final steel beam in the framing of a new Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy elementary school for Atlanta Public Schools (APS). At a midday “topping out” ceremony, workers, vendors, suppliers and APS representatives scrawled their signatures on the eight-foot …

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National Demolition Association Elects Godek as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Demolition Association (NDA) announces that Chris Godek of New England Yankee Construction, LLC, in Milford, Connecticut, has been elected the new President of NDA for the 2019-2021 term. The National Demolition Association is an association for demolition professionals, representing nearly 500 demolition companies throughout …

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New Osceola County Fire Rescue Training Facility Opens with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

KISSIMMEE, FL — The new 11-acre fire rescue training facility at Gilbert Park in Osceola County, Florida, officially opened following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, provided site/civil engineering, architectural and environmental services for the $5.8-million project.

The facility has been designed to simulate a variety …

NV5 Appoints Codispoti as New Chief Financial Officer

HOLLYWOOD, FL — NV5 Global, Inc. (NV5), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announces the appointment of Edward Codispoti as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NV5, effective June 6, 2019. Codispoti succeeds current NV5 CFO Michael Rama.
Codispoti has experience in financial leadership positions at …

Ring Power Corporation Announces Promotion of Zeras, McCandless, Scarpo and Sessions

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Ring Power Corporation Executive Vice President of Sales, Kevin Robbins, announces the promotion of Chris Zeras to Vice President of New Sales - Heavy Equipment Division. He replaces Tim Maguire, who retired last month.
In his 21 years with Ring Power, Zeras has worked …

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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Royal Caribbean Reveals HOK Design for New Headquarters in Miami

MIAMI, FL — HOK is leading the design for a new 350,000-square-foot headquarters to consolidate Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s employees in Miami. Reinforcing Royal Caribbean’s brand with a design inspired by cruise ships, the $300-million campus will be at the southwest corner of Dodge Island. It will bring together employees …

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Stantec Celebrates Groundbreaking of LA CLARA Luxury Condominium in West Palm Beach, Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Global design and engineering firm Stantec celebrates the groundbreaking of LA CLARA, a 25-story residential building by Canadian real estate developer Great Gulf. Stantec is the architect of record, working in partnership with design architect Hariri Pontarini Architects, for the waterfront development located in …

Takeuchi Announces Holmes As Warehouse Operations Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces Ron Holmes as Warehouse Operations Manager, effective immediately. Based out of Takeuchi-US headquarters in Pendergrass, Georgia, Holmes’ main responsibilities include providing materials, equipment and supplies by directing receiving, warehousing and distribution services, in addition to supervising staff.

Holmes brings over …

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Telsmith Welcomes Back Service Technician Vereb From Military Service

MEQUON, WI — Telsmith, Inc., a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, welcomes back one of their Southeastern Field Service Technicians, Matthew Vereb, from a year-long mission in Germany. Vereb started at Telsmith in 2016 as Field Service Technician for the southeast territory including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and …

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Thompson Machinery Continues Investment in Tennessee and Mississippi Communities

NASHVILLE, TN — Thompson Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for middle and west Tennessee and north Mississippi, sells and services a variety of equipment, ranging from dozers to backhoes, to electric power generation and on-highway trucks, and even power systems for river barges traveling down the Mississippi River.

“Within …

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U.S. Department of Labor Promotes Safety During Construction of Florida Development Project

BOYNTON BEACH, FL — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with the University of South Florida, SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, H.J. High Construction and the Haskell Co. to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the City of …

U.S. Department of Labor Promotes Worker Safety During Florida Construction Project

MIAMI, FL — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with the University of South Florida Safety and Health Consultation Program and Shawmut Design and Construction Co. to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the 39,700-square-foot Ransom …

U.S. Department of Labor Promotes Workplace Safety During Alabama Construction Project

HUNTSVILLE, AL — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with the University of Alabama Consultation Program, the United Association of Journeymen Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the U.S. and Canada Union, and Holder Construction to promote worker safety and …

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Vermeer Southeast Celebrates Marietta Facility Grand Opening


MARIETTA, GA — Vermeer Southeast, an employee-owned company as of January 1, 2019, recently celebrated the grand opening of their new Marietta, Georgia, parts, service and sales facility, expanding from roughly 7,000 square feet to nearly 24,000 square feet of space.

After initially considering a move to another site …

Woolpert Receives SAME Award for Leadership, Mentorship

TAMPA, FL — The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) recently presented Woolpert with the 2019 Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award. The national award was presented at the Society Ball and Awards Gala that concluded the 2019 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo.
The annual award, named after former …

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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.
The National Safety …

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Adair Joins HNTB in Lake Mary as ITS Section Manager

LAKE MARY, FL — Roberto “Carlo” Adair, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Intelligent Transportation Systems Section Manager, based in the firm’s growing Lake Mary office. Adair has more than 15 years of experience, primarily focused on ITS design and project management, with extensive project work throughout Florida. 

“A patented …

AECOM Awarded Nationwide NASA Environmental Remediation Services Contract

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announces that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded the firm a contract to investigate, design and implement environmental remedial actions at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and …

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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:

Executive Board
President: Gary Brown - R.L. McCoy, …
Bishop Promoted to Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety for Skanska

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, announces that Nick Bishop has been promoted to Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) for its Southeast civil operations. Bishop will be based in the company’s Virginia Beach office and will report to Brian Stieritz, …

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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 …

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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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Cedarapids Adds Powerscreen Crushing & Screening LLC as New Distributor

LOUISVILLE, KY — Powerscreen Crushing & Screening LLC has been announced as the Cedarapids distributor for the state of Alabama. The company is a full-service distributor that focuses on equipment sales, parts and repair of minerals processing equipment, and serves the aggregate, sand and gravel, ready mix and recycling markets …

Daniels and Bobe Promoted in Dewberry’s Gulf Coast Offices

Fairfax, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jerri Daniels, CFM, has been promoted to Associate Vice President in the firm’s New Orleans, Louisiana, office, and Andy Bobe, PE, has been promoted to Senior Associate in its Daphne, Alabama, office.
Daniels has been …

GCAA Executive Director Wansley Appointed to Aggregate and Concrete Executives Board

JOHNS CREEK, GA — Association Executive Director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, Jeff Wansley, has been appointed to serve as Secretary/Treasurer on the national Aggregate and Concrete Executives board of directors for the term 2019-2020. Wansley will then move into the ACE Vice Chair position in two …

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Geotechnical Specialist Miller Moves to Freese And Nichols’ Georgia Office

ATLANTA, GA — Marc Miller, PE, the Senior Technical Professional leading geotechnical engineering at Freese and Nichols, Inc., has moved to the Atlanta office, bolstering growth in the firm’s services in Georgia and across the southeastern United States.
Miller, a Freese and Nichols Associate, has handled projects in …

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Hitachi Wheel Loaders Appoints Quinn As Managing Director

NEWNAN, GA — Masaaki Hirose, President of Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc., (HCMA) announces his retirement from his current position, appointing Vice President of Operations Al Quinn to succeed him in day-to-day management of the company.

Hirose has accepted a new position within Hitachi, now serving as …

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JE Dunn Delivers Parking and Ground Transportation Center for Nashville International Airport

NASHVILLE, TN — JE Dunn Construction has completed a $102-million, technology-integrated parking and ground transportation center and related improvements at Nashville International Airport.
The new center is a component of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s BNA Vision, a $1.2-billion expansion and renovation plan to accommodate regional population growth and the …

Kaufman Lynn Construction Celebrates 30th Anniversary

DELRAY BEACH, FL — Kaufman Lynn Construction (KL), a commercial construction company in the southeastern United States, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. With just over 200 employees in Florida, North Carolina and Texas, the company is poised for growth under the leadership of Founder and CEO Michael Kaufman and …

Marker Construction Group Announces New Hires: McCalla, Nikolajuk, Tawedros

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — W. Grey Marker II, Founder and CEO of Marker Construction Group in Fort Lauderdale, announces several new hires at the company as it continues to experience growth: Director of First Impressions Erica McCalla, Pre-Construction Coordinator Veronica Nikolajuk and Estimator Sam Tawedros.
Fort Lauderdale …

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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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Owens Joins HNTB in Atlanta as Senior Project Manager – Planning

ATLANTA, GA — Catherine Owens, PE, LEED AP, joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Manager – Planning, based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Owens has 16 years of experience, with significant background on large infrastructure projects, including a key role on the Atlanta Beltline Program.
Owens will manage multiple …

Power Equipment Appointed as Epiroc Dealer in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — Power Equipment Company, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been appointed the newest dealer for Epiroc drills, parts, accessories and service in the state of Tennessee. Power Equipment is a member of the Bramco family of companies, one of the largest equipment dealers in North America.

Its …

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Thompson Pump Sells Rental Operations to United Rentals

PORT ORANGE, FL — A new chapter in the life of Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. is beginning following the sale of their rental assets and related operations to the Fluid Solutions Group of industry leader, United Rentals. Having divested itself from the direct rental business, Thompson Pump plans …

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Todd Joins HDR as a Client Development Leader for Water

MOBILE, AL — HDR announces Scott Todd to HDR’s water practice as Client Development Leader for Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. In his new position, Todd will work with other teams at HDR to drive the growth of the business and implement strategic initiatives. He is based in the Mobile, Alabama, …

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Turner Celebrates Topping Out of 1200 Broadway High-Rise in Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Turner Construction Company’s Nashville office announced the topping out of 1200 Broadway, a mixed-use high-rise in downtown Nashville. The 26-floor complex began construction in September 2017 and is set for completion in December. The 860,000-square-foot complex is owned and being developed by Endeavor Real Estate Group …

U.S. DOT Announces $10M for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads in Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces the immediate availability of $10 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by flooding and landslides in Tennessee. The funds were approved shortly after being requested …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …

U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …