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USACE Construction Management Unveils Innovation Lab at Workshop

KANSAS CITY, MO — More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals experienced innovative technology as the Construction Management Community of Practice unveiled their new lab at a workshop, held at the Kansas City District.

The technology is part of the community’s Construction Management Innovation Lab, which provides hands …

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Nebraska DOT Breaks Ground on US-30 Grand Island West

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), alongside Mayor Roger Steele of Grand Island, Mike Werner, Project Manager at Werner Construction, Inc., and Wes Wahlgren, Division Engineer of NDOT District 4, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the US-30 Grand Island West project. This significant event …

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Interactive Mobile Tour Celebrates Equipment Manufacturing in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri

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, …

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Nebraska Department of Transportation, Hawkins Construction Announce I-80 Expansion Project

LINCOLN, NE — Governor Jim Pillen was recently joined by Senator Beau Ballard, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Captain Greg Miller from Troup A (Omaha) of the Nebraska State Patrol, and Hawkins Construction President and CEO Chris Hawkins to celebrate 2024 construction season in Nebraska and address the state’s …

Rock the Parkway Runners Fill Kansas City Streets to Support Children’s Mercy Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Five thousand runners took advantage participated in the 15th annual Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway half-marathon and 5K. In partnership with KC Running Company, the race started and finished along Kansas City’s scenic Ward Parkway and benefits Children’s Mercy Kansas City, which provides health care, …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Road Machinery and Supplies Company
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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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Diverse Businesses Earn Burns & McDonnell Partner of the Year Award, Scholarships

KANSAS CITY, MO — Connecting with and supporting diverse businesses contributes to economic growth, innovation, and strengthened communities. This is why the Business Diversity Program at Burns & McDonnell annually recognizes four small and diverse businesses with an Empowering Diverse Partnerships Partner of the Year award for outstanding project performance …

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Marco Hosts Information Day for Potential Distribution Partners

MOUNT VERNON, MO — Marco, a manufacturer of bulk material handling conveyors and the latest brand to join the Terex MP portfolio of materials processing products, welcomed close to 60 Terex distributors and team members to their facility in Missouri. The North American-based distributors were invited to learn about …

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Aspen Equipment Brings Mobile Service Truck and Self-Erecting Crane to Dozer Day Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment recently brought its custom-built mobile service truck and a Potain self-erecting crane to the Dozer Day Kansas City event at Truman Sports Complex. Children at the event had the opportunity to climb on board and operate the equipment. Dozer Day is an event where …

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Seiler Geospatial Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Days

LENEXA, KS — 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, …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
Your local Gehl Co dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Nebraska DOT Holds First-Ever Transportation Summit Focused on Securing Additional Federal Funding

KEARNEY, NE — More than 225 state, federal, and local government officials recently gathered in Kearney for the state’s first-ever Transportation Summit. The event was hosted by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and focused on discretionary grant opportunities made available through the Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) …

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Topping Out Ceremony Marks a Milestone for Southeast Polk’s New Middle School

ALTOONA, IA — The Weitz Company recently celebrated the topping out of the New Southeast Polk 6-7 Middle School project in Altoona, Iowa. The ceremony marked a significant milestone in the construction of the educational facility.

The Weitz Iowa Commercial Project Team, joined by FRK Architects + Engineers and members …

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Burns & McDonnell Hosts Business Diversity Symposium, Accelerate Program Graduation to Help Foster Training, Mentorship, and Strategic Partnerships

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and construction firm, partnered with Evergy and Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA) to provide training and mentorship to help advance small and diverse businesses. Burns & McDonnell hosted its second annual Empowering Diverse Partnerships Symposium (EDP), in which …

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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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Burns & McDonnell Supports Children's Mercy Kansas City at Rock the Parkway Race

KANSAS CITY, MO — The 14th annual Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway Half Marathon and 5K gathered 5,000 runners to race along Ward Parkway and rally around Children’s Mercy Kansas City. The race draws participants who hope to show their appreciation for staff and resources at the hospital where …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
Jacobs Gives Back to Kansas City Community with STEAM Event at Local School

KANSAS CITY, MO — Ahead of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 49th Annual Convention, Jacobs hosted a STEAM DAY at University Academy in Kansas City — a diverse Pre-K through 12 college preparatory public charter academy. During the event, students learned about opportunities in STEAM and participated in …

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The 2023 AGC of Iowa Annual Convention Celebrates Their Centennial

DES MOINES, IA — Members, officers, and guests gathered together in Des Moines, Iowa, for the 101st Annual State Convention for the Associated General Contractors of Iowa. A lineup of speakers, workshops, activities, and social events were scheduled for the two-day event.

Outgoing 2022 AGC of Iowa President Dan …

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Weitz Continues Company Commitment to DEI During Industrywide Construction Inclusion Week

DES MOINES, IA — In recognition of the recent Construction Inclusion Week, The Weitz Company team members nationwide participated in daily educational discussions centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the construction industry. These discussions mark just one of many ways Weitz has brought diversity and inclusion to the …

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Terex Utilities Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month During 2022 International Lineman’s Rodeo

OVERLAND PARK, KS — At the International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo, held in Bonner Springs and Overland Park, Kansas, the best utility line workers from around the world come with spouses, children, and extended family to compete in apprentice and journeyman contests.

“It is in this atmosphere of community that …

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The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Holds 2022 Barbecue and Fall Days Celebration

DES MOINES, IA — The Annual Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Iowa Barbecue and Fall Days event was recently held at AGC's headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

After a day of informative meetings held by the Executive Committee, the Education & Workforce Development Committee, the PAC Committee, and the AGC …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
Your local Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Garver Employees Converge in Kansas City for Summit 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO — Each fall, Garver employees from across the country gather to celebrate another year at the company. And this year’s Garver Summit was the biggest event yet. Almost 900 employees based in 17 offices across the country came together in Kansas City, Missouri, for three days of …

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KAI Build Partners with Target, ConstructReach to Educate Kansas City Youth About Careers in Construction

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City students were recently given the opportunity to learn about careers in construction, plus gain hands-on experience contributing to a Target store remodel at the “I Built This!” event sponsored by ConstructReach, KAI Build, and Target.

ConstructReach is a workforce development company and …

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Ziegler CAT Hosts Regional Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge

SHAKOPEE, MN — Caterpillar Inc. is on a quest to find the best equipment operator in the world. Local operators recently competed in regional dealer challenges, with those winners moving on to the regional finals. The winners of the regional finals will go to the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge finals …

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TreanorHL Day of Giving Gives Back to Local Organizations

LAWRENCE, KS — Every year, TreanorHL closes its offices for a day to give back to communities across the country. The company calls this the annual Day of Giving, in which all employees spend the day volunteering for local organizations. Since TreanorHL began this tradition, the company has collectively served …

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Students Join RDG Professionals to Design and Model Riverfront Pavilions

OMAHA, NE — Each summer the KANEKO in Omaha, Nebraska, hosts a series of donation-based camps for young learners who are interested in exploring creativity and its intersection with art, education, science, design, technology, and philosophy. During each five-day camp, participants are led through a series of STEAM-based learning activities …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
The Weitz Company and Orascom USA Welcome Guests to their New Headquarters in Downtown Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA — Culminating an extensive office remodeling project, an open house celebration welcomed the local community into the new company headquarters of The Weitz Company and Orascom USA. The office remodeling project began in 2020 when Knapp Properties LC was interested in modernizing the building with a …

The Weitz Company Breaks Ground on New City of Grimes Public Library in Iowa

GRIMES, IA — The Weitz Company has broken ground for the new Grimes Public Library.

Employees from The Weitz Company, Grimes City Council Members, The Grimes Public Library, and Invision Architecture recently gathered to break ground on the site. The new library will be built on the corner of North …

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Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Collins as Recipient of 2022 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture

LAWRENCE, KS — The Steel Bridge Task Force of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have selected William Collins, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor in …

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100 Years of Memories Celebrated at the AGC of Iowa Annual Convention

DES MOINES, IA — The 100th Annual State Convention for the Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC of Iowa) recently took place in Des Moines, Iowa, after taking a year off due to COVID-19.

In his message to the members, 2021 AGC of Iowa President Jeff Koudelka of Iowa Plains …