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Most Comprehensive Blood Cancer Center in the Nation Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CINCINNATI, OH — Skanska announces the completion of the new Blood Cancer Healing Center, a new space for patients served by the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. This facility marks a historic milestone in cancer care, addressing the critical needs of the 1.6 million individuals affected by blood cancers in …

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Andretti Global Tops Out Phase I of New Headquarters Facility in Fishers, Indiana

FISHERS, IN — Andretti Global and Chicago-based developer Bradford Allen recently joined Clark Construction Group and their building crews to celebrate the topping out of Andretti Global’s new headquarters facility. The nearly 400,000-square-foot facility is part of a larger 90-acre campus, and more than quadruples the size of Andretti’s current …

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Electrical Contractor, Gaylor Electric, Commits to Building the Future of the Construction Industry

FISHERS, IN — Gaylor Electric announces its involvement in the recent Signing Day event at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Prep Academy. At this celebration, a cohort of students, hailing from eight feeder high schools, committed to a career in construction with a plethora of ABC contractors. Present, …

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University of Kentucky Breaks Ground on New Cancer and Advanced Ambulatory Building

LEXINGTON, KY — The University of Kentucky (UK) broke ground on a 550,000-square-foot facility that will become the new home to the UK Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as a Comprehensive Spine Center, ambulatory surgery space, and other outpatient services. Project partners …

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ARCO Design/Build Partners with NTS Development on New Louisville Office for Heaven Hill Brands

LOUISVILLE, KY — ARCO Design/Build (ARCO), in partnership with NTS Development, announces the groundbreaking of the 815 Building. This facility will serve as a new office for Heaven Hill Brands, the largest independent, family-owned and -led distilled spirits supplier in the United States.

Situated within NTS's ShelbyHurst Office Campus, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Gaylor Electric Announces Opening of National Headquarters

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Gaylor Electric hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new national headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This milestone event marks a significant step forward in the company’s growth and dedication to the construction industry, innovation, and serving the community. The ceremony was attended by business partners, local …

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Ohio DOT District 1 Employees Showcase Skills at Roadeo

LIMA, OH — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 hosted its annual truck and loader roadeo at the Allen County highway maintenance facility in Lima, where 54 employees from across the eight-county district competed for top honors.

The roadeo, which began in 1988, is a competitive driving event …

Girls-Only Camp Showcases Construction Career Opportunities

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As more businesses move to and expand in Indiana, the state needs construction workers to keep up with the resulting construction demand.

Nationally, women make up only 11 percent of the construction workforce overall, and only 4 percent of field staff. But that is changing. With the …

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USDOT Deputy Secretary Trottenberg Visits Ohio to Celebrate Investments that will Reconnect Communities

COLUMBUS, OH — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing Investing in America Tour, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to celebrate awards that will reshape and reconnect communities.

Secretary Pete Buttigieg and USDOT recently announced $3.3 billion in funding from President Joe …

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Interactive Mobile Tour Celebrates Equipment Manufacturing in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will hit the road this summer and fall for a new initiative designed to tell the story of the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry and celebrate the men and women who help build, power, and feed the world.

Stops include a tour of production facilities, …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Caterpillar Celebrates Women in Construction with Operator Skills Tests, Peer Networking, Industry Updates

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

Burds was one of 18 women — …

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Seiler Geospatial Attends the 2024 IPLSA Annual Convention

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

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National Infrastructure Leaders Visit Frankfort to Spotlight Mountain Parkway Expansion

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

The current Mountain …

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Big Changes, Improvements Slated for 2024 Equip Exposition

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

Turner, Kokosing Industrial Team Tops Out Ascend Elements Sustainable Battery Manufacturing Facility

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

The plant, …

Deere SS
Your local Deere & Co dealer
West Side Tractor Sales Co
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Werk-Brau to Host Women in Construction Event in March

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

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IAAP Recognizes West Side Tractor Sales as Industry Leadership Award Winner

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

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

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

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

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

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Louisville VA Medical Center Reaches Topping Out Milestone

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

Audience members, including local …

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Illinois Agencies Present Contractor of the Year Awards at IRTBA Ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Case  - Utility
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Burris Equipment
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2023 IAAP Annual Golf Outing Raises Over $18,000

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

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Seiler Geospatial Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Midwest Transportation Leaders Join in Milwaukee for Infrastructure Talks

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

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

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

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Edgewood Middle School

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

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

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

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

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IAAP 2022 Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference Highlights

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

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Customer Appreciation Days

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

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

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

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

The event …

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

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

“We always look forward to the annual golf …

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

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

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

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

Wacker Compact Equipment
Your local Wacker Neuson Corp dealer
Burris Equipment
Kentucky Governor Cuts Ribbon on Final Segment of KY 30 Project

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

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

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

Ohio DOT Announces Winners of Annual Roadeo

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

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

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

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