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Brown Named Regional President for Gilbane Building Company

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

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DSG Breaks Ground on a New Facility in Fargo, North Dakota

FARGO, ND — Dakota Supply Group (DSG), a distributor of products and services, celebrates the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Fargo, North Dakota. The facility is scheduled to open in 2025. The new 126,000-square-foot facility's location has access to 45th Street in Fargo, 9th Street in West Fargo, …

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Faith Technologies Receives AGC 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Award

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies, an electrical planning, engineering, design, and installation contractor, recently received a 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin in the Specialty Contractor - Electrical category.

AGC of Wisconsin recognized Faith Technologies for its work for Exact Sciences, a global …

Governor Evers, Wisconsin DOT Announce more than $134M in Quarterly Aid Payments for Local Roads and Communities

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), announces that Wisconsin municipalities received more than $134 million in fourth quarterly payments for 2023 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

“Good local roads and bridges are part of what makes transportation infrastructure …

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JE Dunn Appoints Callinan as Minneapolis Office Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — JE Dunn Construction names Jeff Callinan as the Office Leader for its Minneapolis, Minnesota, office. Callinan has been with JE Dunn since 2002.

JE Dunn’s Minneapolis office has seen growth over the past few years, achieving sales over $400 million in 2022 and 2023. The office has …

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Sambatek Hires Maus as Transportation Client Service Manager

MINNETONKA, MN — Sambatek announces the addition of Josh Maus, PE, as a Transportation Client Service Manager. Maus brings a wealth of knowledge in traffic engineering for developments and freeway and interchange projects for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), counties, cities, and developers.

As a Client Service Manager …

Titan Machinery Inc. Announces Leadership Succession to Drive Next Phase of Growth

WEST FARGO, ND — Titan Machinery Inc., a network of full-service agricultural and construction equipment stores, announces as part of its leadership succession plan, David Meyer, the company’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to Executive Chairman effective February 1, 2024, and will also continue to …

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Wisconsin Historical Society Granted Authority to Construct New History Center

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin History Center project reached another significant milestone when the State Building Commission unanimously approved the society's request for authorization to construct the new facility. The approval effectively moves the project into the demolition and construction phase. Demolition is slated to begin in early 2024, while …

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WSP Promotes Watz to Midwest District Transportation Leader

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

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

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

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

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AIA Central States Announces 2023 Excellence in Design Awards

CRANDON, WI — The American Institute of Architects, Central States (AIA Central States) recognizes RDG with a 2023 Excellence in Design Award for the Forest County Potawatomi Community Center (Large Commercial Architecture) in Crandon, Wisconsin.

"This recognition underscores our commitment to delivering projects that are not only architecturally innovative but …

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Gilbertsen Joins HGA as Principal in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA welcomes Rick Gilbertsen, AIA, as Associate Vice President and Principal in the Public | Corporate practice group in Milwaukee. He will develop new business opportunities and lead client relations efforts for a growing Manufacturing and Industrial market base throughout Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. …

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HGA-Designed Surgical and Critical Care Facility Breaks Ground at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The new HGA-designed surgical and critical care facility at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest facilities project in Allina Health’s history. The new center will reimagine the hospital campus, revitalize infrastructure, and optimize essential services, providing a foundation for the future of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and …

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Kraus-Anderson Bolsters Facility Sustainability, Planning, and Assessment Units

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) adds management staff to augment the company’s facility sustainability, planning, and assessment units. KA hires Kevin Bright as Sustainability Manager, Scott Davidson as Strategic Facility Planner, Mauri Solomon as Facility Assessment Manager, and Max Stockbridge as Technology Services Product Manager. They will work in the …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes NDSU’s New $45.2M Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed the final, third phase of the $45.2 million Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex for North Dakota State University in Fargo. The new facility is located along University Drive, adjacent to the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes New $99M High School in Owatonna, Minnesota

OWATONNA, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on a new $99 million high school in Owatonna, Minnesota. The project is part of a $112 million district bond referendum, which voters passed in November 2019. Construction began in May of 2021.

Designed by Wold Architects and Engineers, the three-story, …

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LAN's Duehr Accepts 2023 University Outstanding Alumni Award

PLATTEVILLE, WI — Austin Duehr, PE, ENV SP, is the 2023 University Outstanding Award recipient for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Duehr is a Dallas-based project manager for Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering, and program management firm.

Duehr graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with experience …

Northwestern Mutual Kicks Off Construction Phase of Downtown North Office Building Modernization Project

MILWAUKEE, WI — Northwestern Mutual recently held a kickoff celebration with the Milwaukee community for its $500 million North Office Building Modernization project. The North Office Building, located in downtown Milwaukee, will be transformed to expand the company's workplace and employee experience.

"[This] marks a major milestone in our investment …

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Ryan Completes PrairieCare Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Expansion Ahead of Schedule

BROOKLYN PARK, MN — More than a third of young adults are struggling with mental illness, and nearly a third of Minnesota students are grappling with long-term mental health issues. To address the growing need, Ryan Companies was able to finish PrairieCare’s youth and young adult psychiatric inpatient hospital expansion …

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Seiler Geospatial Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Days

MILWAUKEE, WI — 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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Trotta Named Midwest District Leader at WSP

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

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

Wisconsin Addresses Traffic Congestion, Traffic Safety, and Road and Bridge Condition Challenges with Increased State and Federal Funds

MADISON, WI — State and federal transportation funding increases have allowed Wisconsin to move forward with projects to improve the condition, reliability, and safety of the state’s transportation system. Despite these funding increases, Wisconsin still faces challenges in improving and maintaining its transportation system to improve traffic safety, relieve traffic …

WUCA Names Wanta Interim Executive Director

WAUKESHA, WI — Richard W. Wanta has assumed the position of Interim Executive Director for the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, Inc. (WUCA) and the Public Works Industry Improvement Program, Inc. (IIP), effective immediately. He served in that position for 29 years prior to his retirement. He will serve on a …

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Ziegler CAT's Machine Clinic Gives Equipment Owners and Operators the Knowledge for Success

COLUMBUS, MN — Ziegler CAT recently hosted a machine clinic out of the Columbus, Minnesota, branch with one goal: to make customers more successful in the shop and in the field. Focusing on small businesses, Ziegler CAT invited a group of customers into their North Metro facility and asked, “What …

AGC of Wisconsin Announces 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Awards Winning Entries

MADISON, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces the winning entries for the 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Awards. The BUILD Wisconsin Awards program is open to all AGC of Wisconsin general contractor and specialty contractor members in good standing.

According to AGC of Wisconsin, the awards celebrate each …

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Big-D Midwest Celebrates 10 Years of Building Community in Minnesota, Surrounding Areas

ST. PAUL, MN — Big-D Midwest, a regional office of Big-D Companies, one of the largest groups of contractors in the United States, is celebrating a decade of operations and community building in the Midwest market. In its 10th year of operation, Big-D Midwest has a list of …

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

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

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

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Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety Addresses Biggest Challenges on Wisconsin Roads

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Transportation safety was the center of the conversation at the 2023 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety in Wisconsin Dells. The annual meeting is hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety.

This conference is a gathering of traffic safety professionals and …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Phase 2 of Roseau Community Schools $43M Renovation

ROSEAU, MN — Kraus-Anderson has completed phase 2 of an overall $43 million renovation for Roseau Community Schools located in Roseau, Minnesota. The multi-phase, 141,000-square-foot project began in July of 2020 following the approval of a bond referendum which voters passed by nearly 75%.

Designed by JLG Architects, the …

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Kraus-Anderson Promotes Peleska to Chief Information Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) promotes Tony Peleska to Chief Information Officer. He previously served as Vice President of Information Technology. Peleska will oversee the construction company’s IT strategic planning and development, solution implementation, and project management, and will also work closely with the entire family of Kraus-Anderson …

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raSmith Promotes Mortensen to Director of Site Design Services

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces the promotion of David Mortensen to Director of Site Design Services. Mortensen previously held the position of Assistant Director of Site Design Services at raSmith.

In his new role as Director, Mortensen will lead the …

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Stantec Selected to Design New Materials Exploration and Advanced Materials Processing Facility for the University of North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, ND — Stantec, in partnership with ICON Architectural Group, has been selected to provide integrated design services for the new 28,000-square-foot Materials Exploration and Advanced Materials Processing Facility (MatEx) as part of the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The new …

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$129M in Funding is Released to Support Rural Health Care Projects

A new round of health care funding allocations was recently announced. This new funding will support approximately 170 rural health care projects waiting to be launched nationwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several types of rural programs, and the agency announces new funding (totaling $129 million) in Emergency …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Breaks Ground on New Mandaree Wellness Center

MANDAREE, ND — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, recently broke ground on the Mandaree Wellness Center, located in Mandaree, North Dakota. The project is being completed by AP in partnership with Brunton Architects.

AP employees, alongside the Mandaree community and Brunton …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Governor Evers Joins Wisconsin DOT Officials, Community Leaders to Celebrate WIS 50 Improvements in Kenosha County

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers recently joined Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officials and community leaders in Kenosha to celebrate the improvements to Wisconsin Highway 50 (WIS 50) in Kenosha County.

“Highway 50 serves as a critical east-west connector route in the southeast corner of our state, and these …

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Green Infrastructure Funding Represents Upcoming Projects Currently in Design Phases Throughout the U.S.

A significant amount of funding is now available for green infrastructure projects. These types of projects promote environmentally friendly solutions to current problems, and the funding supports rain gardens, stormwater parks, permeable pavement, subsurface detention systems, tree planting, solar installations, and electrified school buses. Primarily, the projects are designed for …

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Groundbreaking Event Officially Marks the Beginning of Appleton Public Library Project

APPLETON, WI — A new chapter has begun as The Boldt Company and the Appleton community celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Appleton Public Library. Expanding on its current site, the new construction will add over 7,000 square feet and feature a curved glass pavilion on the south facade and …

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Innovative Funding Model Keeps $3.2B Flood Protection Project Afloat

FARGO, ND — North Dakota is second only to the state of Louisiana when it comes to inland flood risk in the U.S., and protecting people, homes, businesses, and property from the flooding of the Red River is critical, especially with the risk of serious floods growing.

A record-setting flood …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Ziegler Cat’s New Rental Store in Dayton, Minnesota

DAYTON, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on a 17,200-square-foot rental store for Ziegler Cat located in Dayton, Minnesota. Designed by CNH Architects, the two-story facility replaces the former building.

One of Caterpillar’s largest dealers in North America, Ziegler is expanding its equipment sales, rental, and repair …

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McGough Receives MNSHARP Award for Schoenecker Center at the University of St. Thomas

ST. PAUL, MN — The University of St. Thomas Schoenecker Center project team recently celebrated receiving a MNSHARP award from the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA).

MNSHARP, otherwise known as the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, is a MNOSHA program that recognizes major construction companies where …

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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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Miron Construction Promotes Orcholski to Project Executive at Milwaukee Office

MILWAUKEE, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. promotes Sam Orcholski to Project Executive at its Milwaukee office.

Orcholski has been with Miron since 2020 and has served as Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. He is responsible for guiding project management teams and their projects throughout the preconstruction and construction …

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Miron Construction's Seventh Annual Build Like a Girl Event Welcomes the Next Generation of Construction

NEENAH, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. welcomed nearly 30 female students to its Neenah headquarters for the seventh annual Build Like a Girl event. The day-long program aims to showcase opportunities for women in the construction industry and combat both the lack of women in the field and the …

PCL Construction Completes Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail, the World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop

MINNESOTA, MN — PCL Construction announces that the Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail is officially open to the public. Constructing the trail began in May of 2022.

The project consisted of repurposing the zoo's old monorail track to make the 1.25-mile elevated walking path, rising to 32 feet above ground at …

Rural Access Infrastructure Funding Provides State and Local Partnership for Inventory and Replacement of Small Structures

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation recently received $8.33 million to repair and rebuild culverts and small bridges on township and county secondary roads in counties across South Dakota. The South Dakota State Legislature established the Rural Access Infrastructure Fund (RAIF) in 2021 to help counties and …

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Suburban Roadway Expansion Named 2023 APWA Project of the Year

MILWAUKEE, WI — The reconstruction and expansion of a two-mile stretch of a suburban roadway in the Greater Milwaukee Area earned the 2023 Transportation Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Wisconsin Chapter.

As general contractor, Michels Road & Stone, Inc. was among the …

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Terex Utilities Service School Provides Instruction for More than Just Techs

WATERTOWN, SD — The product support team at Terex Utilities hosted 58 participants from equipment dealers, utilities, and utility contractors from all across the United States and Canada. Held at the Lake Area Technical College Facility, instructors from the Terex Utilities Service School provided hands-on training for digger derricks and …

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Terex Utilities Uses Green Energy to Make Aerial Lifts and Digger Derricks in South Dakota

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that 100% of the electricity that powers its facilities in South Dakota comes from renewable resources — and has since January 1, 2022. “This was made possible through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from our local utilities,” said Eric Moore, Facilities …

Wisconsin DOT Secretary Thompson Announces Boardman as Deputy Secretary

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Craig Thompson announces his appointment of Kristina Boardman as the agency’s next Deputy Secretary.

Boardman becomes WisDOT’s first female Deputy Secretary after serving as the Administrator of WisDOT’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) since 2016. As Chief Operating Officer, she will …

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

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

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Concept Design of the New Wisconsin History Center is Revealed

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Historical Society has unveiled the concept design for a new history center in Madison, Wisconsin, that is expected to be completed in late 2026. Stewarded by the Wisconsin Historical Society in partnership with SmithGroup, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and Continuum Architects + Planners, …

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Ghelfi-Thomas Joins Gilbane Building Company as Project Development Manager in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI — Gilbane Building Company welcomes Andre Ghelfi-Thomas as Project Development Manager for the Milwaukee office. Having been in the construction industry for over seven years, Ghelfi-Thomas will leverage his operational knowledge to enhance client relationships and bolster community partnerships in the Southeast Wisconsin market.

“I am thrilled to …

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HNTB Selected to Rehabilitate Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Hennepin County, Minnesota selects HNTB to rehabilitate Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge, which the firm designed more than 30 years ago. The project will improve safety, access to transit, and extend the structure’s useful life for decades to come.

“As the original designer of the bridge, this …

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

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

Hyundai has hired …

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McMahon Announces Addition of Ewart, Kudek, Rass, Sedlar, and Tucker

NEENAH, WI — McMahon hires Daniel Ewart as an Electrical Engineer, Gerald Kudek as a Public Safety Specialist, Dylan Rass as an Architectural Designer, Amy Sedlar as a Survey Technician, and Susan Tucker as a Water and Wastewater Designer.

Ewart comes to McMahon after working five years at a full-service …

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Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County to Begin Construction on New $64.8M Hospital Serving Southwest Wisconsin

DARLINGTON, WI — Kraus-Anderson is about to begin construction on Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC), a new $64.8 million replacement hospital and clinic building located on a 36-acre site at the intersection of WI State Highway 23 and County Highway K in Darlington, Wisconsin. As a critical access hospital, …

Minnesota DOT Receives Special Funding to Build an Interchange at Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London

WILLMAR, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) received special funding through the Minnesota Legislature’s Corridors of Commerce program to build a quadrant interchange at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London. MnDOT District 8 was awarded $33 million, which includes funding for the interchange, …

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Pergande Joins raSmith as Senior Wetland Ecologist/Project Manager

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith announces the addition of Erica Pergande as a Senior Wetland Ecologist/Project Manager. Pergande is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) assured wetland delineator, which means that the WDNR automatically concurs with her delineation work, eliminating the need for a follow-up concurrence site visit from the …

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raSmith’s Tippery Honored with 2023 Collections Award from the Central States Water Environment Association

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces that Chris Tippery, P.E., ENV SP, Senior Project Manager, has been named the recipient of the 2023 Collections Award for the Wisconsin Section of the Central States Water Environment Association. This award is presented …

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Van Santen Joins HNTB as Principal Project Controls Business Analyst in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Luke Van Santen joins HNTB as a Principal Project Controls Business Analyst in HNTB’s Minneapolis office. Van Santen will play a pivotal part in overseeing project controls and analytics, ensuring the successful execution of complex infrastructure projects. Van Santen brings extensive e-Builder administration and implementation experience to …

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Butler Machinery Parts Associates Compete for the First-Ever Parts Wars Title: Construction and Agriculture

FARGO, ND — Hosting competition-style events for associates is not new to Butler Machinery. For many years, Butler has participated in Tech Wars, a skills and knowledge-based competition for service technicians. The success and growth of that program was seen throughout the company, and it was not long after …

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HNTB’s Continued Growth Leads to Expanded Lease in Two-Fifty Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — HNTB expanded its office space again in downtown Milwaukee, after adding new space just a year and a half ago. The firm has seen significant growth in Wisconsin by increasing the full-time workforce by over 55% in the last three years. As a result, HNTB is now …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Bryk on Broadway, Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Complex in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, MN — The Rochester office of Kraus-Anderson has completed construction of Bryk on Broadway, a new mixed-use affordable housing complex in the Destination Medical Center district in Rochester, Minnesota. The 222,396-square-foot property is owned by local developers, led by Dirk Erickson.

Designed by ISG architects, the building …

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Maurisak Joins HNTB as Project Manager in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Brandon Maurisak, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as a Transit and Rail Project Manager in HNTB’s Minneapolis office. With over a decade of experience in the transportation industry, Maurisak brings significant leadership experience and an expertise in rail and transit track design to his new role.

“We …

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Minnesota Governor Signs State’s Largest-Ever Infrastructure Bill into Law

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz recently signed a $2.6 billion infrastructure bill, the largest in state history, into law alongside Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, legislators, labor leaders, and advocates. Walz signed the infrastructure bill along the Mississippi River near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. Funding for reconstructing the bridge is …

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raSmith’s Stollenwerk Honored with 2023 APWA-WI Outstanding New Member Impact Award

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces that Genevieve Stollenwerk, Civil Engineer, received the American Public Works Association Wisconsin Chapter (APWA-WI) 2023 Outstanding New Member Impact Award.

This award recognizes new or young APWA-WI members who have demonstrated an initial commitment …

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

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

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

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Ryan Partners with C. S. McCrossan to Develop Minnesota Science and Technology Center

MAPLE GROVE, MN — For more than 60 years, a 100-acre site located in Maple Grove, Minnesota, served as a source of aggregate used by C. S. McCrossan in the construction of many of the Twin Cities’ largest road and infrastructure projects.

Now, this site has a new purpose. Ryan …

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Terex Utilities Names Kluver Vice President and General Manager

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities welcomes Eric Kluver as its new Vice President and General Manager.

“Eric brings a wealth of operational and financial experience with top equipment manufacturing and distribution companies,” said Simon Meester, President of Terex Aerial Work Platforms. Meester, who has been the President of Genie …

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

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

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Wisconsin Center District and Gilbane | Smith Celebrate Topping Off Milestone on the Expanded Baird Center

MILWAUKEE, WI — Wisconsin Center District and Gilbane | Smith recently gathered with state and local leaders to celebrate the topping-off milestone for the expanded Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee. This achievement marks the completion of the steel structure of the expansion.

“This milestone really sets us up for the …

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Wood County Solar Project in Wisconsin Earns an Envision Platinum Award for Sustainable Infrastructure

SARATOGA, WI — The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) awards Envision Platinum to Alliant Energy’s Wood County Solar Project, highlighting its contributions to sustainable development and clean and renewable energy.

Located in Saratoga, Wisconsin, the Wood County Solar Project, built by integrated engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor Burns & McDonnell, will …

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Yanmar CE North America Breaks Ground on 32,000-Square-Foot Expansion

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment North America (Yanmar CE North America), encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, breaks ground on a 32,000-square-foot expansion to its Grand Rapids, Minnesota, facility. The expansion will greatly increase manufacturing capacity and allow for Yanmar compact track loaders to be manufactured …

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Aspen Equipment Promotes Orzechowski to Branch Manager at Bloomington Location

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, announces the promotion of John Orzechowski to Branch Manager of the company’s Bloomington, Minnesota, branch.

Orzechowski has been with Aspen since 2016. He previously held the positions of Sales Representative and Project Manager.

“I thank Aspen …

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AZCO Cuts Ribbon on Downtown Appleton Headquarters, Enters New Era of Growth

APPLETON, WI — AZCO welcomed a new era of growth for the company as it cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in downtown Appleton, the community the construction and prefabrication services company has called home for more than 70 years.

“The investment AZCO has made in our community is …

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

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

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

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

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

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HGA to Partner with CentraCare and the University of Minnesota on New Medical Campus in Rural Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — CentraCare, a health care system based in St. Cloud will work with the University of Minnesota’s Medical School to expand education and training, placing medical students in the heart of rural Minnesota. With data that suggests that individuals trained in rural settings stay in rural settings, the …

HNTB Further Expands Presence in Green Bay with New Office Space

GREEN BAY, WI — HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, is expanding into Green Bay to support the increasing amount of transportation- and infrastructure-related work in the area and clients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The firm has leased a 2,456-square-foot office located in the Ashwaubenon Boardwalk building.

“We are thrilled …

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

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

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raSmith Announces Leadership Changes in Municipal Services Division

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces leadership changes in its municipal services division. Chris Stamborski has been promoted to Director of Municipal Services, and Jason Feucht has been promoted to Assistant Director of Municipal Services. As part of a planned leadership …

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raSmith Receives State and National Structural Engineering Awards for UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium South End Zone

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith has received state and national structural engineering excellence awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Both awards honor the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium South End Zone. The ACEC Wisconsin Chapter awarded raSmith a Best of State Engineering Excellence award for the UW-Madison …

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ABC of Wisconsin Commercial Construction Team Earns Gold at National Craft Championships

MADISON, WI — Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin announces several employees of its member companies earned awards at the 34th annual National Craft Championships (NCC) during the ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

Charlie Earle of Milestone Plumbing Inc., Matt McGrath of Sure-Fire Inc., Eric Munz of …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $240M to Support Additional Bus Rapid Transit in the Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a grant award of $239.3 million to support the Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Council as it constructs the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The FTA Full Funding Grant Agreement will help the Metropolitan Council …

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Diessner Named Chief Operating Officer of Kraus-Anderson Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Peter Diessner has been named Chief Operating Officer of Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc., the holding company for KA’s family of companies. Diessner has served as President of KA Realty & Development since 2019 and will continue to oversee its day-to-day operations.

As KA Companies’ COO, Diessner will …

KLJ Honored with Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in South Dakota

PIERRE, SD — KLJ Engineering (KLJ) announces that KLJ, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Transportation Program, and Loiseau Construction, Inc. were recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota (ACEC/SD) and the South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Route 7 to US …

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Kraus-Anderson Milwaukee Selected as Construction Manager for New Olympia Fields VA Clinic in Oconomowoc

OCONOMOWOC, WI — The Milwaukee office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has been selected as construction manager to build a new VA health care clinic at Olympia Fields in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, located on Highway 67 with access to I-94 and Highway 16. Kraus-Anderson is a health care construction manager.

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Michael Baker International Named Lead Designer for Minnesota DOT's I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 First Construction Design-Build Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Michael Baker International announces that the team led by C.S. McCrossan Construction, Inc., which includes Michael Baker International as the Lead Designer, has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for the $377 million I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 First Construction Design-Build Project in …

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Miron Construction Co., Inc. Promotes Lienhardt to Senior Vice President at Madison Office

MADISON, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. promotes Dylan Lienhardt to Senior Vice President and Conceptual Estimating Manager in the Madison office. With nearly 15 years of experience in preconstruction and estimating, Lienhardt has the ability to serve both external and internal clients. He is responsible for the development, growth, …

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Orn Named North Dakota DOT Deputy Director for Planning

BISMARCK, ND — Chad Orn has been named the Deputy Director for Planning at the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT).

Orn will be responsible oversight of all planning divisions and functions within the department. He will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies to ensure …

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Powers Named Engineering Market Sector Leader at HGA

MILWAUKEE, WI — Cory Powers has been named Engineering Market Sector Leader at HGA. Based out of the Milwaukee office, Powers will work collectively with engineering and design team leaders to grow the firm’s engineering services across building types and markets.

“It is an exciting time to be an …

University of Wisconsin South End Zone Cited in National Engineering Competition

MADISON, WI — raSmith of Brookfield, Wisconsin, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 56th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the structural design of the South End Zone at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin …

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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2023 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

GREEN BAY, WI — The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance announces the winning projects for the 2023 Excellence in Masonry Awards. A panel of judges from around the state evaluated the entries based on design creativity, visual impact and acceptance, inspiring material usage, and the utilization of masonry. The 2023 Excellence in …

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

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

City of Milwaukee Kicks Off Construction Season with Major Corridor Projects

MILWAUKEE, WI — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is beginning its construction season with a series of major projects that will incorporate traffic calming, pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements, and curb ramps built to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. …

Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project Continues

STURGIS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces the third phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, has begun. The project includes the reconstruction of the exit 37 interchange, eastbound grading and paving on I-90 from west of …

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KLJ Engineering Honored with Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in South Dakota

TODD COUNTY, SD — KLJ Engineering (KLJ) announces that KLJ, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Transportation Program, and Loiseau Construction, Inc. were recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota (ACEC/SD) and the South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Route 7 …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Big Baer, Hunt Electric’s New 250,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility in Hudson

HUDSON, WI — Kraus-Anderson Construction (KA) has completed Hunt Electric’s new 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Hudson, Wisconsin. Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, Hunt Electric is a national electrical design, build, and maintenance firm.

In 2020, Hunt Electric moved its 150,000-square-foot prefabrication operations — called Little Baer — to Hudson. The …

McGough Brings Capabilities to Rapid City to Support Community Expansion

RAPID CITY, SD — McGough, a general contractor and developer in commercial construction, announces its expansion into the Black Hills region with a new office in Rapid City, South Dakota. The expansion comes at a time of record growth for the company and opportunity to bring advanced construction capabilities …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

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

Preferred Alternative Selected for Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge Improvement in City of Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a high-level, fixed bridge on a partially offset alignment as the preferred design alternative in the ongoing Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge Environmental Study. The study was launched to address noted deficiencies in the aging structure.

WisDOT chose Alternative 4M …

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raSmith Promotes Derra and Hainault to Co-Directors of Structural Services

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces that Jeff Derra, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, and Pat Hainault, P.E., have received promotions from Assistant Division Directors to Co-Directors of the structural services division. Derra and Hainault will lead the division’s 27 …

raSmith Provides Civil Engineering Services for New Wellness + Recreation Center at Marquette University

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant, is providing site planning, site design, landscape architecture, and land surveying services for the new Wellness + Recreation Center at Marquette University. The site design includes the redevelopment of the front entry plaza and streetscape along 16th Street; pedestrian safety and …

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Schuette Joins McGough Industrial Team as Director of Project Development

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — McGough announces executive Dan Schuette as its Director of Project Development - Industrial. In this new role, Schuette will leverage his expertise in construction and engineering to further the growing industrial sector, which is currently managing projects totaling more than $600 million in scope. The move comes …

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SEH Receives Two Engineering Excellence Awards from ACEC-MN

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Two SEH project teams received engineering excellence awards during the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC-MN) Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Program.

SEH received the Grand Award for the 10th Avenue Bridge SE Rehabilitation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an Honor Award for the Morningside Avenue/CSAH …

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AGC of Wisconsin Announces New Officers and 2023 Board of Directors

GREEN BAY, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces that Paul Martzke, AIA will serve as its 2023 President. Martzke is President of Immel Construction based in Green Bay. Brian Hornung of J.H. Findorff & Son, based in Madison, was elected as 2023 Vice President.

As …

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Burns & McDonnell Completes 250 MWac of Solar Projects for Alliant Energy in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Burns & McDonnell has completed engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for three Alliant Energy solar projects in Wisconsin. The projects are part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Blueprint. These projects are now energized:

  • Bear Creek — 50-MWac
  • North Rock — 50-MWac
  • Wood County — 150-MWac

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Harley-Davidson Announces Plans for Community Park to Benefit its Employees and the Milwaukee Community

MILWAUKEE, WI — Harley-Davidson announces plans to transform a central element of its Juneau Avenue campus headquarters into a public park to benefit its employees and its hometown community, in addition to attracting people to Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Near West Side.

HGA is the architect of record for the transformation in …

Minnesota DOT Commissioner Daubenberger Confirmed by Senate Vote

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger was recently confirmed with bipartisan support by the Minnesota Senate.

Daubenberger has worked for MnDOT for more than 23 years. She was appointed as the agency’s Commissioner by Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan in May …

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raSmith Leverages Redevelopment Experience and Knowledge to Advance Olympia Fields Mixed-Use Development

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying firm, continues to support and fulfill the vision of developer Wangard Partners, the City of Oconomowoc, and stakeholders on Olympia Fields, a complex 65-acre redevelopment on the former Olympia Resort property and adjacent parcels. Through …

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Sanders Named Healthcare Practice Group Leader at HGA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA announces that Rebecca Kleinbaum Sanders, AIA, NCARB, has been named the new Healthcare Practice Group Leader in the Great Plains region. She will lead the health care team in Minneapolis and partner with leaders in the Rochester office.

“Rebecca is a talented, empathetic, and collaborative …

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Sasaki Reveals Design Proposal for Lake Monona's Waterfront

MADISON, WI — Following 14 weeks of research, community listening, and design, Sasaki designers reveal their proposal for Lake Monona’s waterfront in Madison, Wisconsin. “Voices of the Lake: Monona’s Waterfront” envisions how Lake Monona can become a destination for years to come, while reflecting the voices of communities who have …

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Seiler Geospatial Attends the 2023 Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors Annual Institute

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Organized in 1952, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) is a statewide volunteer organization committed to the advancement of the surveying profession. This year, WSLS held its 74th Annual Institute at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The Annual WSLS Institute …

Strategic Municipal Services, Inc. Announces Request for Prequalifications for Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District Project

KAUKAUNA, WI — The Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District is completing the rehabilitation of their gravity interceptor system. The system is approximately 5.5 miles long. The remaining concrete mains will be lined (CIPP) and structure interiors coated (high build epoxy). The work generally includes four categories of work: …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2022 Excellence in Construction Awards

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held in Wisconsin Dells.

Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Washburn County, a grading project in Brown …

Yanmar CE and ASV Officially Join Forces to Become Yanmar Compact Equipment North America

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment North America (YCENA), encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, finalizes its status as a single legal entity. The major milestone comes three years after the Yanmar Group acquired ASV Holdings, Inc. Now, the Yanmar Compact Equipment division in North America and …

AGC of Wisconsin Releases the Impact of Construction on the Wisconsin Economy 2022 Study

MADISON, WI — In partnership with the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin has released its 2022 study on the Impact of Construction on the Wisconsin Economy.

The Construction industry in the state of Wisconsin helps drive economic growth and provides many …

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AIA Minnesota Awards Design of Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Facility

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards LEO A DALY’s design of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office with a Framework for Design Excellence Commendation. The framework, which establishes benchmarks to advance architecture nationwide, focuses on 10 categories. LEO A DALY was …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

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

KLJ Engineering Announces New Location

BISMARCK, ND — KLJ Engineering LLC, announces the organization’s plans to relocate its Bismarck office to the Grand Pacific Center office building in downtown Bismarck. The multi-disciplined engineering company signed a long-term lease agreement with Presidio Property Trust, Inc.

“We are extremely excited to relocate to the heart of …

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Miron Construction Promotes Prestebak to Vice President of Education

NEENAH, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. promotes Megan Prestebak to Vice President, Education.

Prestebak has been with Miron’s education team for more than eight years, most recently serving as the Business Development Market Lead, Education. She is responsible for the education market, managing client relationships, and leads business development …

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Mortenson Promotes Cunz to Company President

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — M.A. Mortenson Company (Mortenson) announces the promotion of Derek Cunz to the position of President. Cunz will continue to partner with Mortenson’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Johnson, Chairman David Mortenson, and the company’s senior leadership team in leading the business. Cunz is a 27-year Mortenson …

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Nelson Assumes Role of Barr COO

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Barr Engineering Co. announces that Nick Nelson, a Vice President and Senior Environmental Consultant at Barr, has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), succeeding Greg Keil, who stepped down from the position following 37 years with the company.

Nelson brings to the COO …

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Ryan Companies to Design-Build University of St. Thomas Multiuse Arena with Crawford Architects

SAINT PAUL, MN — Ryan Companies has been selected as the design-builder, in partnership with Crawford Architects, for the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. By fall 2025, the university will have a brand-new arena to go along with its …

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Stanton Joins HGA as Chief Information Officer

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA welcomes Michele Stanton as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Based in the Milwaukee office, she will direct the firm’s information technology strategy, working closely with Executive leadership, IT teams, and the Digital Practice Group firmwide.

“Michele has a strong track record of producing results …

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Taylor Joins Braun Intertec as Vice President of Nondestructive Examination

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Braun Intertec announces Seth Taylor has joined the company as Vice President of Nondestructive Examination (NDE). Taylor brings nearly 25 years of experience within the nondestructive testing industry and advanced NDE techniques including digital radiography and computed tomography to the 100 percent employee-owned geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, …

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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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Willhite Promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA

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

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

Wisconsin DOT Secretary Thompson Elected AASHTO Vice President

RACINE, WI — The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) unanimously elected Craig Thompson — Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation — as its 2022-2023 Vice President.

Thompson replaces former AASHTO Vice President and Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation …

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AIA Minnesota Announces 2022 Honor Award Recipients

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota recently honored two Minnesota projects with Honor Awards. The awards were announced at AIA Minnesota Awards Celebration at the Lumber Exchange in Minneapolis. Established by AIA Minnesota in 1954, the Honor Awards recognize outstanding built projects by AIA Minnesota members, or …

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Allen Joins Knutson Construction as Vice President of Safety

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Knutson Construction announces Rick Allen as the company’s new Vice President of Safety. Based in Minneapolis, Allen will work with teams at all Knutson Construction offices in Minneapolis, Rochester, and Mankato, Minnesota, as well as Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“Rick’s strong background makes him well-qualified …

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Aspen Equipment Upfits Mid-Size Chevy with Big-Truck Performance for a Municipal Customer in Minnesota

KANABEC COUNTY, MN — One of Aspen Equipment’s most challenging sign truck upfitting projects to date has been delivered to a municipal customer in Kanabec County, Minnesota. Featuring a 6,000-pound capacity Palfinger crane plus operator catwalk, the operation to fit out a mid-sized Chevrolet Silverado 6500 HD chassis cab …

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Braun Intertec Welcomes McManus as Chief People Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Braun Intertec announces Margot McManus has joined the company as Chief People Officer (CPO). McManus brings a wealth of experience as a human resources and organizational change leader to the 100 percent employee-owned geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm.

“I am very pleased to welcome Margot …

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Bultman Named Healthcare Market Sector Leader at HGA

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA announces that Mark Bultman has been named Healthcare Market Sector Leader. In this strategic position based out of the Milwaukee office, he will combine his extensive leadership, management, and design expertise to direct overall performance of the national health care practice across 12 offices. He heads …

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Hunzinger Construction Breaks Ground on New GEA Facility in Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville, WI — Hunzinger Construction and GEA marked the official start of construction of GEA's new repair, logistics, assembly, production, and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. The company will invest about $20 million in the new site in response to growing demand for separators, decanters, valves, pumps, and homogenizers, which …

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Meyer Receives 2022 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Tom Meyer, FAIA, is the recipient of the 2022 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Gold Medal. This award is the highest honor bestowed by AIA Minnesota, recognizing those who have made lasting contributions to the field of architecture.

The 2022 Gold Medal Jury noted the …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 1,000 transportation projects in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway …

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 …

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Two Bolton & Menk Projects Receive APWA-MN Honorable Mention Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The American Public Works Association - Minnesota Chapter (APWA-MN) has awarded the City of Minneapolis’ 4th Street Reconstruction Project the 2022 APWA-MN Project of the Year Honorable Mention Award. This award recognizes a project that maintains safety, uses innovative construction management, and has strong community relations throughout …

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USDOT Announces $48.2M Loan for Rural Highway Safety Project in Nicollet County, Minnesota

NICOLLET, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest loan of up to $48.2 million to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to reconstruct 12 miles of Highway 14 to a four-lane, divided highway from …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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Frost Joins HGA as Electric Department Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA announces that Jay Frost, PE, has joined HGA as Associate Vice President and Electrical Department Leader in Minneapolis.

He will direct engineering services and team processes for the Electrical Engineering Department across the office’s market sectors.

“HGA is one of the top design firms in …

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HGA Celebrates v

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA, a national interdisciplinary design firm with 12 offices across the country, recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary in Milwaukee, as the Mayor of Milwaukee officially proclaimed October 6, 2022 “HGA Day.”

Located in the renovated Marine Terminal Building overlooking the Milwaukee River in the Historic Third …

HNTB Continuing Active Transportation Scoping Partnership with Minnesota DOT

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has selected HNTB to provide bicycle and pedestrian scoping recommendations for projects in its 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with MnDOT to help enhance bicycle and pedestrian mobility and improve safety,” said Sara Hage …

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Holzheimer Promoted to Operations Manager for Gilbane Building Company

MILWAUKEE, WI — Gilbane Building Company announces that Tom Holzheimer was promoted to Operations Manager for the Milwaukee office. Holzheimer will be actively engaged in overseeing Gilbane’s portfolio of projects across Wisconsin. As Operations Manager, Holzheimer will combine his technical expertise and hands-on approach with his passion for driving results …

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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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KWK Architects Completes New Mixed Grade, Living/Learning Wagoner Hall at Augustana University

SIOUX FALLS, SD — South Dakota’s largest private university, Augustana University, has made the shift to mixed-grade housing for the 2022-2023 school year with the recent completion of Wagoner Hall designed by St. Louis-based KWK Architects. The growing campus also welcomed its largest first-year student class since 1970 with …

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Luck Joins HNTB as Construction Services Group Director

MILWAUKEE, WI — Ryan Luck, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Construction Services Group Director and Associate Vice President, bringing more than 32 years of experience in managing and successfully delivering complex transportation projects. Luck, who is based in the Milwaukee office, will focus on HNTB’s growing staff and portfolio …

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

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

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Minnesota Zoo Takes Big Step in Construction of Treetop Trail, World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop

APPLE VALLEY, MN — A big step in the construction of the Minnesota Zoo's Treetop Trail was recently taken as the official first segment of the trail was raised into place.

Members of the PCL Construction team hoisted a 20-foot by 8-foot piece of the trail, complete with railing, onto …

Preferred Alternative Announced for I-94 East-West Project in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration announce a preferred alternative for reconstruction of the I-94 East-West corridor between 70th Street and 16th Street in Milwaukee County. The preferred alternative improves safety, replaces aging infrastructure, and reduces congestion on the nearly 60-year-old highway. …

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raSmith Announces Leadership Changes in Structural Services Division and Construction Services Division

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — raSmith announces that Jeff Derra, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, and Pat Hainault, P.E., have received promotions to Assistant Directors of the structural services division. In the construction services division, Jennifer Starr has been promoted to Assistant Director of Construction Services, Assistant Director Patrick Zimmer will …

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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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West Riverside Energy Center Project Honored with 2022 OCEA Bronze Award

BELOIT, WI — Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center, a 730-megawatt power generation facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, earned the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Bronze Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The honor, announced at a gala in Anaheim, California, is one of the most prestigious in civil …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction's Inaugural 'Golf Fore Gratitude' Tournament Raises more than $38.5K for Local Charities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a Minnesota-based and family-owned construction management and contracting company, announces the results of its inaugural "Golf Fore Gratitude" fundraising golf tournament. More than 120 golfers participated in the sponsored 18-hole scramble golf tournament and games at Brookview Golf Course. AP is matching …

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Burgum Appoints Deputy Director of Engineering Henke to Lead North Dakota DOT

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum appoints North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Deputy Director of Engineering Ron Henke to lead the department, citing his deep knowledge of the state’s transportation infrastructure, long history of service to the state, and leadership on many key NDDOT initiatives over the years.

Henke’s …

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Epiroc to Acquire U.S. Manufacturer of Excavator Attachments

KRONENWETTER, WI — Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has agreed to acquire the business of Wain-Roy, a U.S. manufacturer of excavator attachments for the construction industry.

The Wain-Roy business, with a manufacturing site in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, is part of Oregon Tool, Inc. The …

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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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Faith Technologies Receives AGC 2022 Build Wisconsin Award

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies, an electrical planning, engineering, design, and installation contractor, was awarded a 2022 BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin in the Specialty Contractor - Electrical category.

AGC Wisconsin recognized Faith Technologies for its work on the Children’s Wisconsin Master Campus …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Adds Universal Truck Sales to its Dealer Network

ROSEVILLE, MN — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces a dealership agreement with Universal Truck Sales, of Roseville, Minnesota, under which Universal Truck will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders, excavators, and other construction machines in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Universal Truck Sales is an independent truck and trailer …

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. …

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raSmith’s Walker Honored with 2022 ASCE Wisconsin Section Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith announces that Alyssa Walker, Structural Engineer, received the 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award.

This award recognizes early professional accomplishments and unique contributions to the civil engineering profession or community. Walker was honored for her …

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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Scherrer Completes Construction on Delavan-Darien Athletic Complex

DELAVAN, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Blue Design Group LLC and Point of Beginning, Inc. recently completed the construction of Borg Stadium for Delavan-Darien School District in Delavan, Wisconsin.

The 8,000-square-foot facility features a synthetic turf multi-use …

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Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Customer Appreciation Days

FRANKLIN, WI — 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 Western Builder area, the event was held in the Franklin and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, locations.

Seiler’s geospatial and CAD staff, along with …

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 …

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Vermeer Wisconsin Opens New Facility in Appleton

APPLETON, WI — Vermeer Wisconsin recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 26,000-square-foot facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event. The new building replaces the Little Chute location, which the business had been operating in for the last 20 years. The Appleton location, constructed …

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Weesner Family Amphitheater Receives AIA Minnesota 25 Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Zoological Gardens-Weesner Family Amphitheater, located in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and designed by HGA, is the 2022 recipient of the 25 Year Award.

The project team included Gary Reetz, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge/Project Manager; Bill Blanski, FAIA, Project Designer; and Jim Butler, AIA, all …

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WSP USA Promotes Rome to Central Region Development Director

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

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

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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 …

Adolfson & Peterson Construction Announces 2nd Annual Company-Wide Day of Giving

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management and contracting company, announces the second annual company-wide Day of Giving program in which team members will give back to their local communities. Employees will receive paid time off to spend a portion of their workday donating their …

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AGC of Wisconsin Announces the Winning Entries of the 2022 BUILD Wisconsin Awards

MADISON, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces the winning entries for the 2022 BUILD Wisconsin Awards. The BUILD Wisconsin Awards program is open to all AGC of Wisconsin general contractor and specialty contractor members in good standing. The awards stand as a testament to each member’s …

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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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DLR Group Promotes Castellon to Hospitality Interior Design Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — DLR Group's Valentina Castellon has been promoted to Hospitality Interior Design Leader. In this role Castellon will lead a team of 30 interior designers within the firm’s $24-million hospitality studio.

Castellon began her DLR Group career as an intern before joining the firm in 2013. Since …

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DLR Group Represents USA’s Bid for World’s Expo in 2027

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — In anticipation of the next World’s Fair, DLR Group is representing the United States’ bid to host the Expo in Minneapolis as the project designer. The United States is competing against Thailand, Serbia, Spain, and Argentina to host the expo.

The design theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: …

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HGA Minneapolis Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA’s commitment to employee and client wellbeing is demonstrated through the newly achieved WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in the Minneapolis office. All HGA offices are expected to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is informed by the …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Expands Dealer Network in Minnesota with Blackhawk Equipment

LAKE CRYSTAL, MN — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has expanded its North American network with the addition of Blackhawk Equipment, making the Lake Crystal, Minnesota, location an authorized dealer of Hyundai compact excavators, attachments, parts, and service.

“We are proud to add Hyundai compact excavators to the lineup of …

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

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

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

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Medical College of Wisconsin Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Cancer Research Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently broke ground on the new 150,000-square-foot cancer research building that will play a significant role in mitigating the cancer burden throughout eastern Wisconsin and beyond.

MCW leadership along with supporters from the community and government representatives took part in the …

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Miron Construction Promotes Daniels to Senior Vice President in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. recently promoted an executive at its Eau Claire, Wisconsin, office.

Andrew Daniels has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Eau Claire operations. Daniels served as Vice President of Business Development for more than three years and has been with the company since …

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Richard A. Smith Named American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow

BROOKFIELD, WI — Richard A. Smith, M.S., P.E., F.ASCE (Rick), Founder and previous Owner of raSmith, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction. An honor held by only 3 percent of ASCE members, an ASCE Fellow is someone who has …

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

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

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

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

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Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce Designs Unveiled

FITCHBURG, WI — The Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce unveiled designs for its future business incubator called The Gateway. The 15,000-square-foot facility in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will include classrooms, a commercial kitchen for training and food preparation, retail, and entrepreneurial spaces.

Shive-Hattery Architectural Intern Jerry Rodriguez said, “I can't express how …

Arend Joins HDR as Senior Health Strategist

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Mike Arend, MHA, joins HDR as a Senior Health Strategist in the Minneapolis architecture studio. In this position, Arend will apply his understanding of the health care industry at the intersection of health care strategy, operations, facility planning, and development.

As Senior Health Strategist, Arend applies …

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

APPLETON, WI — 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 …

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 …

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 …

General John W. Vessey Readiness Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

ARDEN HILLS, MN — The General John W. Vessey Readiness Center in Arden Hills, Minnesota, has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of high-performance green buildings.

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Historic 3rd Avenue Bridge Nears Completion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — COWI in North America is nearing completion of its rehabilitation work as the construction engineer for Ames Construction on the historic Third Avenue Bridge, located in Minneapolis, over the Mississippi River. The landmark structure carries road traffic across the Mississippi River and upper fringes of Saint Anthony …

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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 …

Spencer Appointed Minneapolis Office Director at HGA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA announces that Mark Spencer has been appointed Minneapolis Office Director. He will manage daily operational and administrative functions for the 270-person office in downtown Minneapolis.

“Over the past several years, our Minneapolis headquarters office has reimagined a new way of working in a hybrid environment to …

Stantec Celebrates Groundbreaking for Green Bay Shipyard

GREEN BAY, WI — Stantec celebrates the groundbreaking for Phase I of the Green Bay Shipyard redevelopment. Upon completion, the once vacant 17-acre brownfield will offer an assortment of attractions and programming designed to serve as a prominent, year-round destination within the upper Midwest. As lead consultant for Phase I, …

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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Westwood Hills Nature Center: Certified Net Zero Energy in a Cold Climate

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — The Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, recently achieved Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Future Institute (IFLI).

The Center is part of a 160-acre nature park featuring prairie, forest, and marsh areas in the heart of the city. Working closely …

AECOM Awarded Contract by the City of Madison to Design the First Municipal PFAS Treatment Facility in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — AECOM announces it has been awarded a contract by the Water Utility of the City of Madison to provide per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) solutions for municipal drinking water treatment facilities. In this role, AECOM will deliver engineering design for the installation of PFAS treatment systems and …

AEM Hosts Milwaukee Mayor, Local Stakeholders for Infrastructure Event

MILWAUKEE, WI — AEM, in collaboration with Brookings Metro, hosted Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, as well as local business and civic leaders, in Milwaukee for a discussion on the present and future state of Milwaukee’s infrastructure.

The event, titled "Rethinking Milwaukee’s Infrastructure: The Challenges and Opportunities", provided an opportunity …

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, …

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Burns & McDonnell Launches Integrated Construction Group in the Twin Cities

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Burns & McDonnell announces the launch of an integrated construction group at its Minneapolis-St. Paul office. The team of construction professionals joins the more than 130 engineers and architects at the office who deliver turnkey project solutions that include preconstruction planning and estimating, project schedule and cost …

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 …

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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New Milwaukee Komatsu Manufacturing Facility Celebrated at Opening Ceremony

MILWAUKEE, WI — Komatsu recently marked the official opening of the company’s new Milwaukee campus with a tree planting ceremony attended by both Komatsu President and CEO Hiroyuki Ogawa and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.

The new 58-acre campus located in Milwaukee’s Harbor District includes a 180,000-square-foot office building and a …

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 …

Terex Utilities Hosts Technicians at Hands-On Service School

WATERTOWN, SD — Equipment dealers, utilities, and utility contractors recently participated in hands-on service training for digger derricks and aerial devices at the Terex Utilities Service School at the Lake Area Technical College facility.

The three-day event was at capacity with 48 participants and a waiting list. Participants were either …

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 …

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Abeln Joins HDR as Health Principal in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Daniel Abeln, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, joins HDR as a Health Principal based in HDR’s Minnesota architecture studio. In this role, Abeln will be a leader for HDR’s health practice in the Minnesota area to cultivate relationships with new and existing health clients while further growing …

Andersen Promoted to National Laboratory Specialist

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — LEO A DALY announces that Steven Andersen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to the role of National Laboratory Specialist. In this role, he will apply his decades of knowledge and experience as a Laboratory Designer to inform and grow the Science & Technology …

Baudette Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Wins National Engineering Design Award from ACEC

BAUDETTE, MN — Stantec recently received a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition for a project in Baudette, Minnesota. The annual competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. …

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 …

Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota Announces Passing of JoAnna Bichner, CPAM Executive Assistant

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN — The Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM) announces the passing of JoAnna Bichner, CPAM Executive Assistant, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, after a grueling seven-month battle with cancer at the age of 33.

JoAnna was born on May 26, 1989. Growing up, JoAnna enjoyed spending …

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Construction on Highway 87 in Frazee Begins

DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently began the first stages of construction on Highway 87 in the City of Frazee, between the south side of Highway 10 to North River Drive.

The 2022 “complete streets” project includes resurfacing and reconstructing Highway 87, replacing city utilities, …

Doosan Announces its Top-Performing North American Dealers of 2021

MANDAN, ND — Doosan Infracore North America announces its top-performing dealers of 2021. The top 10 dealers are among more than 170 Doosan construction equipment dealers in North America.

Doosan annually recognizes its heavy equipment dealers that have excelled in providing top-level performance in sales, parts, and service to customers …

Hudson Receives WTS-MN Woman to Watch Award, McBride Earns Honorable Ray LaHood Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Bolton & Menk's Ashley Hudson recently received the 2022 WTS-MN (Minnesota Chapter) Woman to Watch Award and Scott McBride received the 2022 WTS Minnesota Chapter Honorable Ray LaHood Award.

The Woman to Watch Award recognizes an entry to mid-level woman in her career who has already …

IIBEC and ASCE's Architectural Engineering Institute Partner to Co-Host Building Enclosure Symposium in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI — More than 300 building enclosure professionals are expected to attend the 2022 Building Enclosure Symposium (BES) November 14-15, 2022, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The meeting marks a first‐time partnership between the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society …

Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project Begins

STURGIS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the first phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, has begun. The project includes the reconstruction of the exit 37 interchange, eastbound grading on I-90, paving from west of exit …

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JAX Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI — JAX INC., a company focusing on specialty lubricants, recently broke ground on its new corporate headquarters. The 120,000-square-foot facility will be located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and will include a two-story office space as well as large production and distribution spaces.

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Kindeva’s New Global Headquarters and R&D Facility Supports Business Growth and Cultural Transformation

WOODBURY, MN — Kindeva, a technology company in Minnesota, is a contract development and manufacturing organization in the pharmaceutical industry. They provide technologies and services, from formulation and product development to commercial manufacturing, including inhalation drug delivery, transdermal drug delivery, microstructure transdermal systems, and connected drug delivery.

As a recent …

Milwaukee-Based Symbiont Joins Mead & Hunt

MILWAUKEE, WI — Symbiont, an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, joins Mead & Hunt, a national architectural-engineering firm. This move allows both Mead & Hunt and Symbiont to offer enhanced services to clients and expand their geographic and market reach, specifically in …

Minnesota Army National Guard Division Headquarters Wins SAME Grand Design Award

ARDEN HILLS, MN — The Minnesota Army National Guard Division Headquarters in Arden Hills, Minnesota, designed by LEO A DALY and built by Stahl Construction, has been named the Grand Design Award winner (built) in the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) biannual Design Awards program. Representing the …

Ulteig Names Aspelund as Chief Financial Officer

FARGO, ND — Ulteig, a provider of comprehensive engineering/design, program management, technical services, and field services, announces the appointment of Susan Aspelund as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Aspelund is a seasoned leader who brings the financial management expertise necessary to sustain Ulteig's business operations and support its strategic plan …

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US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

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

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 …

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 …

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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Berseth Promoted to Director of Operations at HGA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA announces that Sarah Berseth, PE, has been promoted to national Director of Operations overseeing the systems and processes that support HGA’s business strategies across the firm’s 12 offices. Berseth, a licensed Mechanical Engineer, assumes her new leadership responsibilities after having served as Minneapolis Office Director …

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Bobcat Company Announces Investment in New Assembly Plant in Rogers, Minnesota

ROGERS, MN — Bobcat Company (Bobcat), a global manufacturer in the compact equipment industry, announces plans for a new assembly plant in Rogers, Minnesota, a northwest suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. This investment will add an additional 225,000 square feet in production capacity and enable the company to streamline efficiencies across …

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Construction Begins on Highway 71 in Bemidji, Minnesota

BEMIDJI, MN — A Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) construction project on Highway 71 between Highway 197 and Winter Sumac Road in Bemidji has begun. It includes the construction of a roundabout at Anne Street and seven reduced conflict intersections (J-Turns).

This complex project will be constructed in four general …

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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 …

DANR Announces More Than $1.1B for South Dakota Environmental Projects

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $1,102,749,980 in grants and loans for drinking water and wastewater projects in South Dakota.

The $1,102,749,980 total includes $415,243,398 in grants and $687,506,582 in low-interest loans with …

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Faith Technologies Incorporated Recognized for Safety Excellence by the Associated General Contractors of America

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI) an engineering, construction, manufacturing, and clean energy company, was recognized by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America with first place in the Specialty Contractors division over four million hours category at the 2022 Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). FTI was also among …

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Governor Evers’ Plan to Invest in Wisconsin Transportation Approved

MADISON, WI — Governor Evers’ plan to invest $282.9 million in Wisconsin’s infrastructure recently won overwhelming bipartisan approval from the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Approval from this committee is the last step needed for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to deploy Wisconsin’s allocation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law …

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HNTB Names Hage Minnesota Office Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HNTB Corporation names Sara Hage Minnesota Office Leader. An Associate Vice President based in the firm’s Minneapolis office, Hage brings more than 18 years of experience. As Office Leader, she will oversee the growth and development of employees, clients, and business across Minnesota.

Hage most recently served …

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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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McGough Headquarters Earns WELL Platinum Certification for Dedicated Design in Promoting Employee Wellness and Health

ST. PAUL, MN — McGough announces that it has earned the WELL CertifiedTM – V2 Pilot Program designation for its company headquarters located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The WELL Certification is a significant achievement, becoming just the second building in Minnesota to earn such an award and the first to …

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McMahon Designs Newest Clinic Location for Neuroscience Group

APPLETON, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is the designer of Appleton's new Neuroscience Group location on West Calumet Street in Appleton. The clinic was designed in an existing office building, previously occupied by an insurance company, and features both clinical areas for patients as …

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases preliminary findings from the 2022 Report Card for Minnesota's Infrastructure, with 10 categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a C, meaning Minnesota’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition.

Minnesota has taken steps to make …

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Perkins&Will Announces Christiaansen as Managing Director, Layne as Design Director

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Architecture and design firm Perkins&Will announces two new leadership transitions in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in support of future growth and changing market demands.

“Our firm is nimble and adaptable, evolving with and for our clients and communities. Leadership succession is a natural part of that evolution. It keeps …

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Ryan Architecture + Engineering Team Promotes Morin and Rother

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ryan Companies' Architecture + Engineering (A+E) department consists of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and civil engineering. The team does not just design buildings, they take ideas and shape them into tangible structures. As this team of 176 continues to grow, Ryan announces the recent promotions …

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Stantec Names Tomlinson as New Discipline Leader for its Buildings Practice

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Global design firm Stantec appoints Beth Tomlinson to Carbon and Climate Discipline Leader for their global Buildings practice. She will lead the company’s Carbon Impact Team, a cross-disciplinary group of specialists that applies building science and design solutions to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment, increase …

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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 …

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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ACPA Announces Adams and Meyers as Award Recipients

STURTEVANT, WI — The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) announces the recipients of the 2022 ACPA Awards, presented at the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation in Las Vegas, Nevada, during World of Concrete 2022.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dave Adams
Following a 15-year career in the aerospace industry, Dave Adams …
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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Calhoun Road Project Receives 2022 Excellence in Highway Design Award

BROOKFIELD, WI — The Calhoun Road (CTH M to WIS 190) project in Brookfield, Wisconsin, was recently selected to receive a 2022 Excellence in Highway Design award in the Best Local Program Design category from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). raSmith collaborated with the City of Brookfield, WisDOT, and …

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Carr Joins HGA as Senior Project Manager

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA welcomes Max Carr, AIA, LEED AP, as Associate Vice President and Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis. He will direct team processes for the office’s Public | Corporate group serving clients throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

Carr has more than 15 years of experience designing …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Names West River Equipment Dealer for Central North Dakota

MANDAN, ND — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces a dealership agreement with West River Equipment, Mandan, North Dakota, under which West River Equipment will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators throughout central and western North Dakota.

Delvin Boehm, Co-Owner of West River Equipment with his father, …

Interstate 90 Construction Beginning in McCook County

SALEM, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work is underway to reconstruct Interstate 90 westbound lanes from Salem to Humboldt. Two-way traffic will be used in the eastbound lanes during the reconstruction of the westbound lanes, which recently began. Two-way traffic will continue until the reconstruction …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

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

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Minnesota DOT Announces 2022 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — More than 230 construction projects that will help maintain Minnesota’s roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure; improve safety and mobility; and support jobs will be worked on across the state this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces.

The planned 2022 construction projects include 184 road …

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

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

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Ryan's Capital Markets Team Promotes Pesavento to Senior Vice President

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Behind Ryan Companies' acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and joint ventures is the capital markets team. They provide the financial strategy behind the stories the company builds. In 2021 alone, this team of 12 completed nearly $3 billion in transactions. The capital markets team announces that Anders Pesavento …

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Terex Utilities Sales Team Members Volunteer in Watertown Community

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities team members from across the nation recently traveled to Watertown, South Dakota, for the company’s annual sales team meeting. While in Watertown, 45 employees teamed up and volunteered at two area nonprofit organizations that serve area youth.

Approximately 20 Terex team members prepped bed kits …

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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 …

Urban Reconstruction Project to Continue in Gettysburg

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will continue progress on the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 212 in Gettysburg. Work on the project includes grading, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, and PCC pavement. The work will be completed in seven phases scheduled over two construction …

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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2022 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA) announces the winning projects for the 2022 Excellence in Masonry Awards. A panel of judges from around the state evaluated the entries based on design creativity, visual impact and acceptance, inspiring material usage, and the utilization of masonry. The 2022 Excellence in …

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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Burns & McDonnell Awarded EPC Contract for Two New LNG Peak Shaving Facilities in Southeastern Wisconsin

IXONIA, WI — We Energies has contracted Burns & McDonnell to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) peaking facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, near Ixonia and Bluff Creek. The facilities are needed to support long-term growth in the region and allow the utilities to continue providing additional …

City of Richfield Receives ACEC-MN Honor Award

RICHFIELD, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC-MN) recently recognized the City of Richfield at their Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet. The Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction project received an Honor award for the work in providing multimodal infrastructure to this corridor while using stakeholder engagement to gather input …

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Heuer Honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

ST. PAUL, MN — Mike Heuer, Braun Intertec Vice President and Principal Engineer, was recently honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award at the 70th Geotechnical Engineering Conference at the University of Minnesota by the Conference Committee.

This award recognizes an individual who is at least 50 years old, has …

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KLJ Hires Zmich as Chief Operating Officer, Karls as Associate Vice President of Transportation

ST. PAUL, MN — KLJ announces the addition of Kurt Zmich as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Jess Karls as Associate Vice President of Transportation.

Kurt Zmich
Zmich brings more than 30 years of experience in environmental engineering, civil engineering, project management, and business leadership. He is a …
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Marquette University Unveils Plans for Reimagined Wellness + Recreation Facility

MILWAUKEE, WI — Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announces plans to fully reimagine the Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center. Located on the southwest edge of the Milwaukee campus, the reimagined Wellness + Recreation facility will bring together the campus’s fitness and recreation facilities with the Counseling Center and …

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McMahon Designs New Facility for Northeast Wisconsin’s Largest and Fastest Growing Office Technology Providers

APPLETON, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is the designer behind the new Gordon Flesch Company Appleton location — a facility that will expand the technology provider’s showroom space and provide a location for the company’s new call center.  

The new office located on Tempest …

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Mead & Hunt Wins Minnesota DOT Concrete Paving Award for Highway Expansion Project

ROCHESTER, MN — Mead & Hunt’s TH 14 Expansion Design-Build Verification project has received a Concrete Paving Award from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). This award honors Minnesota concrete paving projects of exceptional quality that provide significant benefit to the surrounding community.

Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge …

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Rehkamp Joins LEO A DALY as Healthcare Market Sector Leader in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — LEO A DALY, the global planning, architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, appoints Dustin Rehkamp, AIA, as Healthcare Market Sector Leader in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, design studio. In this role, Rehkamp will direct the firm’s multi-disciplinary health care design team in the region.

As Healthcare …

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Sioux Falls Main Pump Station Wins South Dakota Engineering Society Eastern Chapter Project of the Year Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The City of Sioux Falls and HR Green have won the SDES Eastern Chapter Project of the Year Award for the Sioux Falls Main Pump Station (MPS).

The MPS project consists of the design, bidding, and construction of a wastewater pump station that pumps 90 percent …

Tadano Names RTL Equipment Authorized Distributor in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Tadano America Corporation names RTL Equipment, Inc. as an authorized distributor of Tadano rough terrain, all terrain, and telescopic boom crawler cranes in Minnesota. This includes all terrain cranes formerly under the Demag brand and telescopic boom crawlers formerly under the Mantis brand.

Since 2015, RTL Equipment …

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

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

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 …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Rivers to Serve Upper Midwest Aviation and Federal Clients

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN — Burns & McDonnell is strengthening its services in the Upper Midwest in areas including aviation support and construction by promoting Mark Rivers to Regional Manager for the firm’s Aviation & Federal Group in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. He will be taking over for the retiring Rob Darnell …

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Gilbane Building Company Expands Leadership Team in Milwaukee to Support Continued Growth

MILWAUKEE, WI — Gilbane Building Company announces that it has expanded its leadership team in Milwaukee to support continued growth in Southeast Wisconsin, naming Alicia Dupies as Area Manager and promoting several key team members. Under the leadership and vision of Adam Jelen, Executive Vice President, Gilbane Building Company …

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Howard Joins HGA as Director of Equity

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA welcomes Terri Howard as Associate Vice President and inaugural Director of Equity. In this newly created executive role, Howard will serve as a thought leader to drive equity initiatives, develop hands-on programming, organize firmwide resources, and build external partnerships. She will be based out of the …

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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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RAM, Inc.’s Blasting and Explosives Safety Training Course is Designed to Improve the Recognition and Handling of Hazardous Situations

RAPID CITY, SD — Developed specifically for explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel, D&B engineers, and others working with explosives, RAM, Inc.’s 2022 Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Course will be held from September 20-22. This year’s sessions will be conducted at the South Dakota School of …

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Ryan Appoints Petersen as Vice President of Preconstruction - Multifamily

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ryan Companies welcomes John Petersen to the role of Vice President of Preconstruction - Multifamily. Petersen will support the anticipated growth in Ryan’s multifamily business by evaluating the company’s subcontractor relationships and construction materials procurement to help circumvent challenges linked to supply chain disruptions.

“Ryan’s national footprint …

Sambatek Promotes Bergman to Chief Growth Officer

MINNETONKA, MN — Sambatek announces the promotion of Corey Bergman, P.E. to the role of Chief Growth Officer (CGO) as a key member of the executive leadership team. The role of CGO was created to lead a one company growth strategy. He will build and implement a roadmap to achieve …

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The Medical College of Wisconsin Selects Mortenson for MCW Cancer Research Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has selected Mortenson as the construction manager for the MCW Cancer Research Building. This announcement comes just months after selecting CannonDesign as the architect on the MCW-led project team.

The team at Mortenson’s Milwaukee office and CannonDesign first joined forces over …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2021 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held in Madison.

Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Oneida and Vilas counties, a concrete paving project in Milwaukee County, a grading project in Menominee …

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Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Recognizes Statewide Concrete Design Award Winners

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA) has recognized the winners for the 40th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The awards are a part of a program highlighting best uses of ready-mixed concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). Award winners were determined by a panel of …

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ALL Names Hoops Minnesota Territory Sales Rep for Dawes

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, names Terry Hoops its Territory Sales Representative for Minnesota. Hoops oversees Dawes’ bare and operated rentals as well as all equipment sales covering the entire state.

Hoops is a three-decade veteran of …

Fortin Consulting Joins Bolton & Menk

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Bolton & Menk, Inc. announces the acquisition of Fortin Consulting. Fortin Consulting has been a leader in advanced chlorides management and reduction research and education for 25 years. Founded in 1996, they have provided project design and coordination that unites citizens, environmental organizations, and industry with …

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Four Ryan Companies Field Operations Team Members Promoted to Vice President

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ryan Companies announces the promotions of Rick Peper, Mitch Kittel, Bill O’Connell, and Josh Bergstrom to Vice President. These four field operations team members have been with Ryan for more than 100 years combined.

Bergstrom has been promoted to Vice President of Field Training …

Governor Evers Funding Local Transportation with Quarterly Aid Payment of More Than $132M

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $132 million in the first quarterly payments for 2022 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2022, local governments will receive more than …

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Johnston Returns to HDR as Interior Design Principal

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Kristina Johnston, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP rejoins HDR’s design practice in Minneapolis, as Interior Design Principal. In her new role, Johnston will help set the vision for the local interiors practice and provide inspiration and design direction for projects. She will also help execute high standards …

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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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McKinney and Moore Appointed to Braun Intertec Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Braun Intertec, a Minneapolis-based engineering, consulting, and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the appointment of Braun Intertec Vice President Nathan McKinney, PE, and a Fortune 500 company Growth and Business Strategist Julie L. Moore to the company’s board of directors.

“I …

Minnesota DOT Awards $18M for Transportation Projects that Support Economic Development

ST. PAUL, MN — Eight construction projects in different areas of the state will receive a total of $18 million to improve transportation infrastructure that supports economic growth, the Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced.

The funding comes from the state’s competitive Transportation Economic Development program. The TED program targets …

Mortenson’s Maag Elected to American Clean Power Association Board of Directors for a Second Term

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Mortenson’s Wind Energy Vice President and General Manager Tim Maag was elected to the American Clean Power Association’s Board of Directors for the second time. Maag originally served as a board member for the American Wind Energy Association from 2018-2020 and was one of the …

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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Ryan Breaks Ground on Highland Bridge Medical Office, Names Additional Tenants

SAINT PAUL, MN — Construction has begun on the Class A, multi-tenant medical office building at Highland Bridge, a 122-acre mixed-use master development located along the Mississippi River in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. In late September of 2021, the two-story, 60,000-square-foot project was announced as 73 …

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South Dakota DOT Provides John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge Project Update

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces that the John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge project schedule is being revised. Initial construction of the Waldron Memorial Bridge, which connects the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre, began with underwater substructure work.

The substructure work consists of placing …

South Dakota DOT Secretary Jundt Named to TRB; Rothschadl Named to Yankton Area Engineer Position

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces that Joel Jundt, SDDOT Secretary, will officially be welcomed as a new Board Member for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) during the upcoming organizational annual meeting. SDDOT also recently announced that Greg Rothschadl, a 31-year veteran of …

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

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

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

Aebi Schmidt Group to Acquire Monroe Truck Equipment from Industrial Opportunity Partners

MONROE, WI — Aebi Schmidt announces an agreement to acquire Wisconsin-based Monroe Truck Equipment from Industrial Opportunity Partners. Monroe is a truck and trailer equipment platform with around $270 million in annual revenue. The addition of Monroe will significantly strengthen Aebi Schmidt’s market position in the U.S. and globally, boosting …

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Fecon Announces Zeller as New Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

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

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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 …

Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply Announce Merger

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

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

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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Beimborn as Midwest Territory Sales Manager

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

“I’m looking forward …

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J. Jeffers & Co. Hosts Groundbreaking and Holiday Tree Lighting for Horlick Belle City Square

RACINE, WI — J. Jeffers & Co., along with CG Schmidt recently hosted a groundbreaking and holiday tree lighting at Belle City Square in Racine, Wisconsin (located within the formerly known Historic Horlick Malted Milk complex). The event began with a groundbreaking for the new Avenue buildings, the third …

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McMahon Announces New Vice President and Company Associate

NEENAH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, announces promotions for two current employees. Michael Simon, P.E., Senior Transportation Project Manager, is named Vice President; and Michael Martin, AIA, Architect, is named Associate of the company.

Simon has 37 years of experience in civil …

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

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

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raSmith Provides Civil Engineering Services for Oakes Road Reconstruction

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith provided civil engineering, surveying, and construction services to the Village of Mount Pleasant for the reconstruction of Oakes Road. Oakes Road is a major north-south thoroughfare that stretches from WIS 20 (Washington Avenue on the north) to WIS 11 (Durand Avenue on the south). The Oakes …

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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Scherrer Construction Breaks Ground on New Millennium Headquarters

DELAVAN, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, recently began construction on a 75,000-square-foot headquarters for Millennium, an end-to-end solutions provider of fiber optic broadband networks.

The new headquarters will feature two floors of offices and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse. The new facility …

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Stantec-Atkins-Dewberry Team Selected to Support National Flood Mapping and Risk Mitigation for FEMA

DENVER, CO — Stantec, as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction II (STARR II) Joint Venture, has been selected by FEMA to provide engineering and technical services for the National Flood Insurance Program under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million. STARR …

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Stantec Grows its North Central Mechanical Engineering Services with Addition of Sustainability Expert Tomlinson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Elizabeth Tomlinson, PE, BCxP, LEED AP BD+C joins Stantec as Senior Associate, Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She will focus on integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation, commissioning, and energy transitions within a variety of project types — including health care, municipal, education, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and …

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From Mowing Lawns to President and CEO

As the third generation and fourth family member to lead Butler Machinery Company, President and CEO Twylah Blotsky looks to the generations before her to get back to the company’s roots. Blotsky attributes who they are as a company to Butler’s humble beginnings as a dirt contractor in the …

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HGA Wins 2021 Lean Construction Institute Design Award

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI — HGA was recognized for Aurora Health Care’s new Ambulatory Surgery Center and Medical Office Building in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in the first annual Lean in Design Awards program by the Lean Construction Institute. This $130 million investment, which opened in the summer of 2020, offers new …

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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 …

Monroe Truck Equipment Unveils New Commercial Campus

MONROE, WI — Monroe Truck Equipment announces the completion and launch of their most recent expansion — a new, dedicated upfitting facility to support commercial work truck customers located in Monroe, Wisconsin.

This location was built to better serve local, regional, and fleet customers, while also supporting the newly dedicated …

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Seiler Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

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

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Somers Named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces it has named John Somers as its Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector, effective immediately.

Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President, effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction …

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Wisconsin Center District Breaks Ground on $420M Convention Center Expansion

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) leadership and board members, elected officials, and community leaders recently broke ground for the Wisconsin Center expansion. The $420-million project will take up one square city block on Kilbourn Avenue, between Vel R. Phillips Avenue and Sixth Street, and include 650,000 square …

Wisconsin Governor Funding Local Transportation with $129.7M Quarterly Aid Payment

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received nearly $130 million in the fourth quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million …

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

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

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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

FINLAND, MN — The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center — an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education — is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute. The International Living Future Institute …

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Work is Complete on I-94 Between Maple Grove, Rogers

ROSEVILLE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has completed the final improvements and upgrades to the nine-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between Maple Grove and Rogers. The city of Dayton is opening a new diverging diamond interchange in the same project area.

“This project highlights a great partnership …

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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Eikevik Leads LEO A DALY's Commercial and GSA Design Practices in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — LEO A DALY announces the promotion of Leif Eikevik, AIA, LEED AP, WELL, to Market Sector Leader for Commercial/GSA in our Minneapolis design studio. In this role, he will split time between leadership of the studio’s Commercial and GSA design practices, both of which will leverage …

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HNTB Adds DeHaven to National Bridge Practice

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Thomas DeHaven, PE, joins HNTB as National Bridge Practice Consultant and Vice President. Based in Minneapolis, he provides leadership on complex bridge projects across the nation, including design-build pursuits and constructability reviews.

DeHaven brings 38 years of experience to HNTB. This expertise includes a specialization in …

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Lutz Chosen as New McMahon Chairman of the Board

NEENAH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, announces Vic Lutz, former McMahon Chief Financial Officer, as the company’s new Chairman of the Board.

Lutz has worked for McMahon since December of 1985 and has served on the board of directors since 2007. He has …

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McMahon Announces Retirement of Lamers, Longtime President and Chairman of the Board

NEENAH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, announces the retirement of Denny Lamers, former company President, Chairman of the Board, and community advocate.

Lamers has worked for McMahon since May of 1975. He served as the company President for 33 years, from 1985 to …

North Dakota DOT Wins Regional Transportation Award

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received a regional award for the new Long X Bridge located in western North Dakota. The award was announced at the America’s Transportation Awards, held at the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials conference.

The project won in …

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raSmith Welcomes Carlson as Landscape Architect and Project Manager

MILWAUKEE, WI — Samantha Carlson joins raSmith as a Landscape Architect and Project Manager to support the Site Design Group at the Milwaukee Site Studio. Carlson has nearly 10 years of landscape architecture experience including site planning, project management, and landscape plans for residential, institutional, and commercial developments.

“Samantha brings …

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Ryan Companies Announces Zierden as Chief Information Officer, Fitzgerald as VP of Real Estate Development

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ryan Companies welcomes Troy Zierden as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Peter Fitzgerald as the Vice President of Real Estate Development.

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Zierden succeeds Kevin McCloughan, who retired earlier this year. As CIO, Zierden will lead the information technology team and accelerate the company’s …
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Ryan Companies to Develop New Medical Office Building at Highland Bridge

ST. PAUL, MN — Construction of a Class A, multi-tenant medical office building is slated to break ground early December at Highland Bridge. Ryan Companies US, Inc. is developing, designing, and building Highland Bridge Medical Office, which will be located on the corner of Ford Parkway and Mount Curve Boulevard. …

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Scherrer Construction Completes $35M Karcher Middle School

BURLINGTON, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP, recently completed a $35-million construction project to build the new Karcher Middle School within the Burlington Area School District.

The new 145,000-square-foot school will serve more …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Feasibility Study for Gregory County Pumped Storage Project

LUCAS, SD — Stantec, a company focusing on sustainable design and engineering, has been selected by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) to conduct a feasibility study for the Gregory County Pumped Storage Project located on Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River, near Lucas, South Dakota. The proposed 1,800 …

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The 2021 WCMLE Show Overcomes Challenges to Hold Successful Expo in September

WEST ALLIS, WI — Whether you are a contractor involved in road construction or maintenance, landscaping, building construction or maintenance, property management, municipal facilities, safety, or environmental protection, the Wisconsin Construction, Municipal, and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) had something for you and your company.

Although it was postponed from its usual …

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BILCO Hires Schu Marketing as Minnesota Representative

NEW HAVEN, CT — The BILCO Company announces it has hired Schu Marketing as its representative for selling specialty access commercial building products in Minnesota and other regions of the upper Midwest.

Based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Schu Marketing has been representing manufacturers to industrial, plumbing, heating, and architectural markets …

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Choy Edwards Joins HGA as Chief Financial Officer

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA welcomes Angie Choy Edwards as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Edwards succeeds Kent Mainquist, who retired from HGA after 22 years of service. Mainquist will serve as an Advisor through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

Edwards joins HGA with …

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. …

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HGA Wins Two AIA Wisconsin Design Awards

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA has won two architecture awards for design excellence in the 2021 Design Awards program, sponsored by AIA Wisconsin. The firm won an Honor Award for the Milwaukee Ballet - Baumgartner Center for Dance in Milwaukee and an Honorable Mention for Trestle Park along the Milwaukee …

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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 …

MAASTO Leadership Transitions, Kansas DOT Secretary Takes the Wheel

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Transportation Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson concludes a successful term as President of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz takes over as incoming President. The transition was announced at MAASTO's annual meeting in Chicago. Thompson served as MAASTO President …

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McMahon Designs Pair of Residence Halls for Lakeland University

PLYMOUTH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is partnering with Lakeland University to build two new residence halls on its campus in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

McMahon’s work on the $26-million project consists of demolishing two existing outdated residence halls and constructing two new, identical halls, a …

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McMahon Hires New Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Architectural Designer

NEENAH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, has hired several new engineers, land surveyors, and an Architectural Designer to its Neenah team.

New engineers include Mike Katzenberger, Water Resources Engineer; Grant Gilbaugh, HVAC Design Engineer; and Jim Talbert, Senior Process Design Engineer. …

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Minnesota Announces Comprehensive Drinking Water Plan for 14 East Metro Communities Impacted by PFAS

ST. PAUL, MN — After holding nearly 80 public and workgroup meetings and receiving more than 330 public comments, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have released a drinking water supply plan for the 14 communities impacted by 3M’s PFAS contamination in the …

Minnesota DOT Announces Completion of 35W@94 Project in Minneapolis

ROSEVILLE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces that the I-35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is complete.

“To the residents of Minneapolis, the local businesses, and all Minnesotans who travel on I-35W and I-94, we want to say thank you for [your] patience,” said MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson …

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Miron Construction's 5th Annual Build Like a Girl Event Welcomes the Next Generation of Construction

NEENAH, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. recently welcomed 30 female students to its Neenah headquarters for the fifth annual Build Like a Girl event. The day-long program aims to showcase opportunities for women in the construction industry and combat both the severe lack of women in the field and …

Monroe Truck Equipment Announces New Commercial Division

MONROE, WI — Monroe Truck Equipment announces its new Commercial Division; this includes a sales team, a new commercial campus in Monroe, Wisconsin, and updated branding.

Monroe Truck Equipment is a truck equipment designer, manufacturer, upfitter, and distributor. They serve the commercial work truck industry, and also municipalities across America …

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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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Niven is Named Vice President and General Manager of Terex Utilities

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Corporation announces that Darryl Niven has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Terex Utilities. Niven, a business and operations leader with more than three decades of experience leading global heavy manufacturing businesses, will report to John L. Garrison, Jr., Chairman, President, and …

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Oregon School District’s Forest Edge Elementary is First Net Zero School in Wisconsin

OREGON, WI — The Oregon School District joins a group of forward-looking national organizations with their new Forest Edge Elementary School. Completed in 2020, the 126,580-square-foot facility has officially become the first Net Zero Energy (NZE) school in Wisconsin.

“Our board and district has a long-standing commitment to being leaders …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

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

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raSmith Promotes Mortensen to Assistant Director of Site Design Services

BROOKFIELD, WI — David Mortensen has received a promotion to Assistant Director of the site design services division at raSmith. Mortensen has served as a Project Manager at raSmith since 2019. He has more than 15 years of civil engineering and project management experience.

“David contributes a unique skillset …

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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South Dakota DOT Project Wins 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association Project Achievement Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Veterans Parkway Project (Rice Street to Interstate 90) was chosen as the recipient of the 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Project Achievement Award. The purpose of the annual project achievement award is to recognize agencies who demonstrate creative …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

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

Rokbak is the new name …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

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

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

Wisconsin DOT I-94 North-South Project Wins National Acclaim

MILWAUKEE, WI — America’s Transportation Awards named the I-94 North-South Freeway Project in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties one of the nation’s outstanding infrastructure projects for 2021.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) completed the I-94 North-South Project on schedule and under budget in 2020. A key link for interstate …

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Yanmar Compact Equipment North America Fills President and Director Roles

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV Holdings Inc. brands, announces Tate Johnson as President, Lee Thole as Director of Aftermarket, and David Gannon as Director of Channel Development.

Johnson joined the organization as Commercial Director in September 2020, overseeing …

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2021 BUILD Wisconsin Awards Winning Entries Announced

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces the winning entries for the 2021 BUILD Wisconsin Awards.

The BUILD Wisconsin Awards program is open to all AGC of Wisconsin General Contractor and Specialty Contractor Members in good standing. Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges assembled …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

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

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Brokk Hires Diacek as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

LISLE, IL — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, announces Chad Diacek as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Diacek manages sales for both Brokk robotic demolition machines and Aquajet Hydrodemolition robots. He provides support to customers throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and …

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 …

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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 …

Hwy 60 Eagle Lake to Elysian Construction Complete

MANKATO, MN — Construction on Highway 60 between Eagle Lake and Elysian (Phase 1) is complete and the detour was recently removed.

The second phase of construction on Highway 60 between the City of Elysian to the junction with Highway 13 in Waterville is underway and traffic is detoured to …

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KLJ Names Michel as New CEO

SAINT PAUL, MN — The KLJ Solutions Holding Co., parent organization to KLJ Engineering LLC (KLJ), and its Board of Directors announce Eric Michel, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Michel fills the gap left by previous CEO Barry Schuchard, who passed away in March of …

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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 …

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McMahon Designs Indoor Training Facility for Former Big-League Pitcher

LAWRENCE, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, designed the newly opened Impact Sports Academy (ISA), an elite indoor baseball and softball training facility located in the Town of Lawrence, just outside of Green Bay.

ISA is owned by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jason Berken. …

New President of Butler Machinery Company Announces Expansion

FARGO, ND — The President of Butler Machinery Company announces the company’s plans for growth through spring 2022 with the purchase of an existing building in Watertown, South Dakota. With this expansion plan comes many job opportunities at the location, and throughout the company, as the need to add team …

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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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Ouimet Named New President and CEO of Ames Construction

BURNSVILLE, MN — Ames Construction, Inc. announces that Raymond G. (Butch) Ames has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors for the company. A longtime advisor to the company, Jerry Ouimet has been appointed the position of President and Chief …

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PEAK Initiative Celebrates Opening of Expanded Youth Community Center

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Kellogg PEAK Initiative (PEAK) celebrated the grand opening of its expanded community center, marking a milestone toward increasing educational and leadership programming for young people and families facing social and economic hurdles in Milwaukee.

Located in Tiefenthaler Park on Milwaukee’s northwest side, the expanded community center, …

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Rock Machinery Co. Hires Fontana as Mining Account Manager

HIBBING, MN — Rock Machinery, Co., LLC., a distributor of processing equipment and parts for the mining, aggregate, and recycle industries, announces its recent hire of Bud Fontana, who joins the company as the Mining Account Manager. Based in Hibbing, Minnesota, Fontana will cover the Minnesota Iron Range …

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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, …

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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, …

Work Commences at the $6.5M Delavan-Darien Athletic Complex

DELAVAN, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Blue Design Group LLC and Point of Beginning, Inc., recently broke ground on a $6.5-million athletic complex for the Delavan-Darien School District.

The 8,000-square-foot athletic complex will feature a new …

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AP Board Of Directors Elects Barrow as New Chairman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a Minneapolis-based and family-owned construction management and contracting company, announces the election of Brantley Barrow as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Barrow has worked in the construction industry for most of his career and has served on AP’s board for the …

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Barr Engineering Co. Earns APWA 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award

MINOT, ND — Barr Engineering announces that Phases 2 & 3 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection project earned American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Small Cities Rural Communities category, in the $25 million to $75 million division.

The …

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C.D. Smith Celebrates Grand Opening at City of Madison Nakoosa Trail Fleet Facility Project

MADISON, WI — The C.D. Smith Construction team recently joined the City of Madison for the ribbon-cutting and open house of the Nakoosa Trail City Fleet & Radio Shop Building. The event included a message from Mahanth S. Joishy, City of Madison, Fleet Superintendent and comments from Hannah Mohelnitzky, City …

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Crowson Named Leader of Water and Wastewater Practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia

DULUTH, MN — SEH shares that Kathy Crowson, PE now leads the water and wastewater practice in the company's central region.

"Kathy is known for creating a strong team environment and empowering those around her," said Benita Crow, Central Region Leader. "She is a technical expert and a natural …

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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 …

EPA Announces $569M WIFIA Loan for Flood, Climate Resilience in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area

FARGO, ND — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $569-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan for a project to increase climate resilience for communities in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area by reducing flood risks. This project will provide critical health and the environmental protections and create …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

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

Water …

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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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New Training Facility Supports Power Industry Apprentices

INDIANOLA, IA — Michels Power, Inc. is supporting the future of the electrical power industry and the people working in it by contributing to the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee’s (JATC) new Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training facility in Indianola, Iowa.

The facility is a regional hub for substation …

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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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raSmith Welcomes Neumann as Director of Information Technologies

BROOKFIELD, WI — Dave Neumann joins raSmith as Director of Information Technologies (IT) to lead the IT division at the firm’s Brookfield, Wisconsin, office. Neumann has more than 20 years of IT experience, including 15 years of experience in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. Neumann brings a diverse, technical …

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Remembering Harry Fabick, a Pillar of the Fabick Cat Family

ST LOUIS, MO — Harry P. Fabick, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 19, 2021, played a vital role at the John Fabick Tractor Company. Better known as Fabick Cat, this local heavy equipment dealership was founded by his grandfather, John Fabick, in 1917. After …

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Roberts McKenzie Awarded 2020 Society of American Military Engineers Tudor Medal

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — SEH Associate and Senior Professional Engineer Lindsey Roberts McKenzie has been awarded the 2020 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Tudor Medal. This honor is given to an individual 39 or younger who has made outstanding contributions in engineering, design, construction, research, development, or planning, also demonstrating …

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Terex Utilities Service School Provides Well-Rounded Instruction for more than just Techs

WATERTOWN, SD — Equipment technicians representing contractors, rental companies, dealers, utilities, and co-ops, and Terex Service Centers and Fleet Technicians received hands-on service training at the Terex Utilities Service School held at Lake Area Technical College.

During the three-day event in Watertown, South Dakota, 45 participants rotated through six stations. …

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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 …

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US LBM Completes Acquisition of American Construction Source

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — US LBM, a distributor of specialty building materials, has completed its previously announced acquisition of American Construction Source (ACS) from Angeles Equity Partners, LLC and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

‪‪‪‪‪‪With the addition of more than 70 locations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, …

Wisconsin DOT Announces Municipalities Receive $160M in Quarterly Transportation Aid

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently announced that local governments across the state received more than $160 million in the third quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more …

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Ansera Wins Two National Design Leadership Awards

ST. PAUL, MN — Marivel Ansera, CID, IIDA, ASID, Senior Interior Designer, Senior Associate at HGA, has been named an American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Ones to Watch Scholar and an International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Member of the Year Award winner.

The double wins, announced by …

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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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Hayes Gordon Promoted to Practice Group Leader at HGA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA announces that Meredith Hayes Gordon, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Arts, Community, and Higher Education (ACE) Practice Group Leader in Minneapolis. She will work with market sector leaders, principals, and design teams to direct a marketing strategy that aligns with the national sectors …

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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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Minnich Manufacturing Appoints McLaren as West Coast Sales Manager

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

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

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

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

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North Dakota DOT Director Panos Named WASHTO President

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos has been named President of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO).

Panos, who previously served as WASHTO Vice President, will take over the duties of President from James Bass of the Texas Department of Transportation …

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raSmith Promotes Schafer to Director of Construction Services

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm in Brookfield, Wisconsin, promotes Paul Schafer to Director of Construction Services, effective July 1. Schafer has 10 years of experience at raSmith, the last five as Assistant Director. He has more than 21 years of experience in the …

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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Sherman Associates, Firefighters For Healing Break Ground on Moment Apartments Tower

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Sherman Associates recently broke ground on Moment Apartments, a 10-story, 222-unit apartment tower. The second floor of the building will be home to Firefighters For Healing and its Transitional Healing Center for injured fighters and burn victims.

Sherman acquired the site from Thrivent Financial, whose headquarters recently …

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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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The PEAK Initiative Celebrates Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Program Center in Tiefenthaler Park

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Kellogg PEAK Initiative (PEAK) recently celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated program center. The event program was followed by breakout activities, refreshments featuring local vendors, and building tours/open house. The event featured remarks from Dan Schiller, Executive Director of PEAK, as well as words …

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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 …

WCMLE Reschedules Event for September 2021 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center in West Allis

WEST ALLIS, WI — Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) has been rescheduled to take place on September 22 and 23, 2021, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis.

It became necessary to move WCMLE, formerly CONEX WI/No. Illinois, from the traditional February dates …

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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 …

Wisconsin Governor Breaks Ground on WIS 15 Project in Outagamie County

HORTONVILLE, WI — Governor Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and state and local officials, announces the start of construction for a WIS 15 project in Outagamie County that creates 11 miles of four-lane divided highway that will bypass the village of Hortonville.

“This project is …

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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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HDR's Hyland Promoted to Power, Waste, and Industrial Strategic Communications Director

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HDR promotes Emily Hyland to serve as Strategic Communications Director for the power, waste, and industrial markets. Backed by a team of 130 practitioners in 24 areas, Hyland will partner with clients to identify and plan innovative, tailored strategies that manage risks associated with implementing community-focused infrastructure …

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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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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 …

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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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Two Bronto Aerial Platforms Delivered by Aspen Equipment

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Bronto Skylift's distributor, Aspen Equipment, recently delivered two new aerial platforms to customers in California and South Dakota. Though based in Minnesota, Aspen’s build and delivery capabilities allow it to serve customers in many industries from around the country. Aspen Equipment has been a North …

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USGBC Wisconsin Announces its 2021 Market Leadership Advisory Board

MADISON, WI — U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Wisconsin announces the members of its 2021 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of leaders within the community works with the USGBC Wisconsin team to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional, and global goals.

These advisory board members …

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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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Walker Art Center Expansion Wins AIA Architecture Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The AIA 2021 Architecture Award celebrates the best contemporary architecture by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A panel of architects representing different firms across the country evaluated the award submissions.

“This award recognizes the Walker’s investment in enhancing the visitor experience and attracting a …

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Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Recognizes Excellence in Concrete Design

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA) has recognized the winners for the 39th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The awards are a part of a program showcasing best uses of ready-mixed concrete. Award winners were determined by a panel of Wisconsin/UP educators and construction professionals.

The award …

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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 …

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Bloomington City Council Adopts Stantec-Led Suburban Retrofit Strategy

BLOOMINGTON, MN — The Bloomington City Council has adopted the Lyndale Avenue Retrofit Strategy, a plan to shape the future of this Gateway Development District corridor. Developed by Stantec, this suburban retrofit strategy culminates a year-long community-led process focused on transforming Lyndale Avenue into a thriving central spine within …

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CG Schmidt Hosts Groundbreaking at Historic Horlick District 2200 Building

RACINE, WI — CG Schmidt recently hosted a groundbreaking at the Historic Racine Horlick Malted Milk Complex’s 2200 building, featuring remarks from representatives of J. Jeffers, CG Schmidt Construction, the City of Racine, and AG Architecture. The event celebrated the beginning of work on the second mixed and …

Dynapac Appoints Cole Dealer Sales Manager - Western Region

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

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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 …

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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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

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

Grade Control …
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Minnesota DOT Announces 2021 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — More than 200 construction projects that will help maintain Minnesota’s roads and bridges, improve safety, and support thousands of construction jobs across the state will be worked on this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces. In addition, crews will make safety and infrastructure improvements …

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Miron Construction to Open Green Bay Office

GREEN BAY, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc., a construction firm, will open an office at the Titletown Office building, which the firm is currently building. In addition to this new location, Miron has offices in Neenah, Wausau, Eau Claire, Madison, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“After …

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Municipalities Receive $99M in Quarterly Transportation Aid in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $99 million in the second quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 …

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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NIRSA Honors HOK-Designed Wisconsin Recreation Center in 2021 Outstanding Facilities Awards

MADISON, WI — The University of Wisconsin-Madison Nicholas Recreation Center has been recognized by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) as a 2021 Outstanding Facilities winner.

The annual awards recognize new buildings, renovations, and expansions that demonstrate excellence in architectural design, function, and creativity while elevating the higher education experience …

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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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SEH Names Casey Sales Leader in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska

DES MOINES, IA — Lucas Casey will serve as the Sales Leader in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Casey is a strategic and collaborative leader with over 15 years of experience in city administration and government relations. He joined SEH in 2016 to launch the SEH office …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

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

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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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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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Wisconsin Center Begins Subcontractor Bidding Process for $420M Expansion Construction

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Center District (WCD), along with its owner’s representative, CAA ICON, and construction firm partners Gilbane Building Company and C.D. Smith Construction, who have formed a joint venture as Gilbane | Smith Wisconsin Center Expansion (Gilbane | Smith), are opening the subcontractor bidding process for …

Andersen Joins HGA in Business Development

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA welcomes Michael Andersen as Associate Vice President in Business Development. For the past 25 years, Andersen has been focused on the health care market in the areas of business development, marketing, sale, strategic planning, and communications.

Andersen will continue his focus on the health care market …

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Blankfard Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Nancy Blankfard, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, of HGA, has been elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Blankfard is Vice President and Principal specializing in cultural, civic, and religious architecture. She has more than 25 years of experience designing …

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Central Standard Craft Distillery Plans Summer Opening

MILWAUKEE, WI — In a cue that life is beginning to return to normal, Central Standard Craft Distillery Co-Founders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan have announced a Thursday, July 22 grand opening of their downtown Milwaukee distillery experience.

Once renovated, the formerly vacant three-story, 11,700-square-foot building will be transformed through …

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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 …

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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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Giuffre Bros. Cranes Named Manitex Dealer of the Year

MILWAUKEE, WI — Milwaukee-based Giuffre Brothers Cranes, Inc., has been named Manitex International’s Number One Selling Dealer for 2020.

The award honors Manitex International’s top dealer who sells the greatest number of cranes during the calendar year. Manitex International, Inc. is a provider of engineered lifting solutions including …

HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Wisconsin

BELOIT, WI — Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

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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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Industry Partnership Fulfills Young Wisconsin Man’s Make-A-Wish Day

MADISON, WI — At a recent Make-A-Wish Day celebration held at the Vermeer Wisconsin facility in Madison, Wisconsin, Edgar Contreras was presented with the tools of the trade he needs to turn his dream of owning and operating his own landscaping company into a reality. Contreras is a 19-year-old from …

LiuGong Recognizes South Dakota Dealer for Partnership Longevity

VERMILLION, SD — LiuGong Machinery recently awarded a LiuGong North America dealer Partnership Award, which commemorates 10 years of partnership between LiuGong and the dealer. The award was given to Midwest Ready Mix & Equipment, Inc. of Vermillion, South Dakota. The dealer rents, sells, and services LiuGong Construction Equipment.

Dave …

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Michels Corporation Makes Major Commitment to Local Clean Energy

FOND DU LAC, WI — The Fond du Lac area is showing support for Alliant Energy’s community solar project. The 1-megawatt solar garden announced in December and planned for the southwest side of the city has received a significant boost from Michels Corporation.

The diversified energy and infrastructure contractor …

Minnesota Governor Announces 2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz announces his 2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan, his capital investment recommendation for the current legislative session. The plan invests $518.086 million in infrastructure projects across the state to maintain existing buildings, invest in communities, and ensure that the state can leverage available …

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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 …

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 …

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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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City of Prior Lake Downtown Project Named CEAM Project of the Year Honorable Mention

PRIOR LAKE, MN — The City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM) recognized the City of Prior Lake’s CSAH 21 Downtown Improvement project as a 2020 Project of the Year Honorable Mention. This award is given to outstanding engineering projects that have contributed to Minnesota’s quality of life. A public engagement …

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Economic Impact of Wisconsin Construction Industry Estimated at $50.3B

MADISON, WI — A recent survey conducted in partnership between the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin and the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder found that the economic impact of Wisconsin’s Construction industry totaled an estimated $50.3 billion in economic output and contributed $27.2 billion …

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Holsen to Lead Michels’ Midwest North Pipe Rehabilitation Efforts

BROWNSVILLE, WI — Marc Holsen joins Michels Corporation as Midwest North Region Senior Manager of its Pipe Services operations. He will be responsible for all operational aspects in the Midwest North region, which includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

Pipe, culvert, and utility manhole rehabilitation services in the region include cured-in-place …

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MCEA Awards SEH Client Ramsey County with 2020 Project of the Year

SHOREVIEW, MN — Ramsey County has been honored with the Minnesota County Engineers Association’s (MCEA) 2020 Project of the Year Award for the I-694/Rice Street Interchange Project, located in the cities of Shoreview and Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. The county teamed with SEH and general contractor Redstone Construction, LLC to …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

The Boldt Company Announces the Appointment of Eight New Vice Presidents

APPLETON, WI — The Boldt Company announces several executive level changes affecting regional and national leadership roles within the organization. The following individuals were promoted into the roles of Vice President:

Todd Pingel is the new Vice President of Information Technology and most recently served as the company’s Director of …

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University of St. Thomas Residence Hall Becomes First in Midwest to Achieve LEED Platinum

SAINT PAUL, MN — Tight deadlines and quarters are not unusual for student housing projects, but it is always a race against the clock. Then add a worldwide pandemic and there is a whole new set of challenges to face. Defying the unforeseen trials imposed by COVID-19, Ryan Companies and …

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

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

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces six Excellence in Construction Awards for 2020 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference. Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Outagamie County, a grading project in Kenosha County, a small bridge project in …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Welcomes Saukko as Director of Communications

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, names Ben Saukko the company’s new Director of Communications. In his new role, Saukko will support and activate AP’s business strategy through internal, external, and executive communications.

“In this new role at AP, Ben …

Aspen Equipment’s Director of Sales to Retire After Four Decades

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Aspen Equipment announces that Director of Sales Dick Kennedy has decided to retire. Jed Fischbach will step into the role.

Kennedy celebrates over four decades at Aspen Equipment, and is the company’s longest serving employee. He entered this industry in 1979 as a Territory Manager with RMS …

Astec Announces Expanded Distribution with Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries announces that Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has expanded its distribution to include Astec brands Roadtec and Peterson in increased territories and regions. RMS is a dealer for Astec brands KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

RMS provides construction and mining equipment throughout the Upper …

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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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CASE Names Dolan as New Head of Sales and Marketing for CASE Construction Equipment in North America

RACINE, WI — CASE Construction Equipment introduces Terry Dolan as its new Head of Sales and Marketing for CASE in North America. Dolan is a long-time construction industry executive who previously worked in the CASE organization in various strategic, sales, marketing, and training roles. He has spent the last 20 …

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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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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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Findorff Wins Awards for Sustainable Projects

MADISON, WI — Findorff has completed 36 LEED-certified facilities. Of those facilities, Findorff would like to congratulate and highlight recent acknowledgments from the Dane County Climate Champions and the U.S. Green Building Council West North Central (USGBC WNC) Region 2020 Regional Leadership Award. They include:

Dane County Climate Champions
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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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Minnesota DOT, Carver County, Norwood Young America Announce Completion of Hwy 212

ROSEVILLE, MN — Highway 212 recently opened to traffic. The nearly completed highway features safety and accessibility improvements, biking and walking trails, a new underpass, and a new roundabout at Highway 5/Highway 25/County Road 33. The project, which began in June, will be completed in spring 2021 when crews finish …

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Pipestone Water Treatment Facility Honored with EPA AQUARIUS Award

PIPESTONE, MN — The City of Pipestone, Minnesota, has received one of five AQUARIUS Awards through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. The city’s water treatment plant was recently recognized for its excellence in problem solving to address the community’s health and environmental issues. …

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Rihm Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MN — Rihm Kenworth, a truck dealership in Minnesota, recently opened a new facility in Albert Lea to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts, and services.

The new dealership is located off Interstate 35 in Albert Lea. Rihm Kenworth is part of Rihm Family Companies. …

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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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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $40.9M Grant Award for East West Bus Rapid Transit Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $40.9-million grant award to Milwaukee County for the East West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service along the region’s busiest travel corridor from downtown …

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Wiederholt Joins HGA as Public | Corporate Principal in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA welcomes Jay Wiederholt, AIA, as Associate Vice President and Principal in Minneapolis. He will direct client relations, new business opportunities, and team processes for the Public | Corporate practice group, focusing primarily on developing government agency relationships in the region.

“The pandemic has changed the …

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 …

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 …

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Butler Machinery Delivers Two Caterpillar Generators for WEB Water

Butler Machinery has successfully delivered and installed two Caterpillar C175 generators to two different jobsites in rural South Dakota, one of its most logistically challenging deliveries to date. The generators, which are each around the size of a railroad car, are 50 feet long by 14 feet wide by 15 …

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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HDR's METRO C Line Project Receives National Recognition

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR's C Line Bus Rapid Transit project with a national award. The project, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, won the National Recognition Award.

Metro Transit had an ambitious vision to build a new $37-million, 8.4-mile bus rapid transit line …

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HGA Wins AIA Minnesota Honor Awards

ST. PAUL, MN — HGA won two 2020 American Institute of Architects Minnesota Honor Awards for projects in the Western Builder area that exemplify architectural excellence. HGA projects that were awarded include St. Paul Academy and Summit School Upper School Addition and Renovation in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Westwood Hills …

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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’ …

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Mack Trucks Names Oldham Regional Vice President, Central Region

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mack Trucks names Jeff Oldham Regional Vice President of the U.S. Central Region. In this position, Oldham will be responsible for increasing Mack market share and profitability in the region.

“Jeff’s industry knowledge and extensive OEM and dealer experience will serve as an advantage in this …

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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

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

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McGough Development Wins Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award

EDINA, MN — GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, announces that its client, McGough Development of Roseville, Minnesota, was awarded the Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award for the redevelopment of an environmentally impacted, underutilized industrial site to serve as its new …

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McMahon Associates Completes Work on Fox West YMCA Child Care Center Addition

GREENVILLE, WI — The Fox West YMCA’s expanded child care center is now open after being under construction since June of 2019. McMahon Associates, Inc. (McMAHON), a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, was engaged to design the nearly 12,000-foot expansion and remodel with partner Miron Construction Co., Inc. providing …

Minnesota DOT Awards $61M to Improve State’s Freight Transportation Network

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) awarded $61 million in funding for 13 highway infrastructure projects that will improve freight mobility, safety, and first- and last-mile freight connections throughout Minnesota.

The awards are part of a second round of transportation funding offered to Minnesota cities, counties, …

North Dakota DOT Wraps Up 193 Projects as Construction Season Closes

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) wraps up work on 193 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season, which is coming to a close around the state.

“2020 was a tremendous year for the NDDOT and the state of North Dakota,” said NDDOT Director …

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Shive-Hattery Announces Bennett as New President

OMAHA, NE — Shive-Hattery, an architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces the election of Jennifer Bennett as President and expansion into the Madison, Wisconsin, and Omaha, Nebraska, markets.

Bennett has served as Executive Vice President since March 2020 and has succeeded Jim Lee as President. Lee has served …

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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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Lemberg Electric Announces Leadership Changes

BROOKFIELD, WI — Brookfield electrical contracting firm, Lemberg, announces the appointment of Mark Chappel to President and the promotion of Tim Scheid to Chief Executive Officer. The changes come as current President and Chief Executive Officer David M. Washebek transitions into his new role as Vice President of the …

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Minnesota DOT Advances More Than 200 Road Projects During 2020 Construction Season

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season that is now wrapping up throughout Minnesota. An additional 36 projects enhanced safety at railroad crossings, and 15 projects extended or repaired runways or other …

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Mount Marty University Celebrates Newly Opened Athletic Facility

YANKTON, SD — Mount Marty University (MMU) recently celebrated the official opening of its new athletic facility, the Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Fieldhouse. Designed by RDG Planning & Design, the fieldhouse serves as a centerpiece for the MMU campus and provides space for student activities, recreation and athletic practices, …

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Stan Houston Equipment Co. is Awarded Top Performing Dealer for the Gehl Brand

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou North America presents Stan Houston Equipment Co., headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the Gehl 2019 Top Dealer Award. This award is based on the overall sales performance, commitment, and customer support of Gehl equipment in North America.

“On behalf of Gehl, I …

Stantec to Provide Engineering Services for Three Bridges in North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND — Global design firm, Stantec, was selected by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to provide engineering-design services for three bridge projects over the Maple River. The projects include the replacement of two bridges on I-94 and one on ND 10, as well as the construction …

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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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USGBC West North Central Region's 2020 Leadership Awards

MADISON, WI — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) West North Central region's 2020 Community Leadership Award program honors individuals and organizations whose exemplary work has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings and LEED projects throughout the region's local USGBC communities of Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri …

WCMLE Reschedules Event for September 2021 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center

WEST ALLIS, WI — Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) has been rescheduled to take place on September 22 and 23, 2021, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, with emphasis on recovery from the pandemic.

It became necessary to move WCMLE, formerly CONEX …

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Westwood Hills Nature Center on Track for Zero Energy

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — Sitting on 160 acres of forest, marsh, and restored prairie in the heart of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is the new Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center. Designed by HGA, a multi-disciplinary design firm, the net zero-energy project includes indoor and outdoor spaces aimed …

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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

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

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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

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

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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 …

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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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HGA Wins IIDA Northland FAB Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA recently won two IIDA Northland FAB awards honoring the best interior design projects. The winning projects in Minnesota include the Sleep Number Headquarters in Minneapolis and Tractorworks in Minneapolis.

Sleep Number Headquarters - IIDA Northland FAB Award, Large Workplace
Consolidating their corporate headquarters, Sleep Number relocated …
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International Bridge Construction Complete, Open to Restricted Travel

BAUDETTE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has completed the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Hwy 72 in the City of Baudette, Minnesota, and Hwy 11 in the Town of Rainy River, Ontario.
The construction began in …

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Making the Whole Person Matter

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

Driving this ability is …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

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

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

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McLeod Cooperative Power Celebrates New Facility Ribbon Cutting

GLENCOE, MN — McLeod Cooperative Power (MCPA), Tegra Group, Brunton Architects and Engineers, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) celebrate the ribbon cutting and open house of their new facility. The event featured remarks of thanks from key team members, an official ribbon cutting, and tours of the …

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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 …

NELSON Worldwide Promotes Arter and DeBuys to Co-Lead National Mixed-Use Practice

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide announces that Eric Arter and Rhett DeBuys will serve as Co-Leaders for the firm’s National Mixed-Use Practice. The two have a combined 50 years of experience in the industry.

Arter — based in the Cincinnati office — has been with …

State and Local Officials Celebrate the Early Completion of the Main Avenue Phase 2 Reconstruction Project

FARGO, ND — Today, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, along with representatives from the offices of Senator Hoeven, Senator Cramer, and other state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the second and final phase of the Main Avenue reconstruction with …

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Steever Receives SDAWWA Water Works Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The South Dakota American Water Works Association (SDAWWA) selected Erin Steever, Professional Engineer and Engineering Specialist at Bartlett & West, as the recipient of their George Warren Fuller award. This honor is given to SDAWWA members for exceptional and extraordinary service to the water …

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Terex Utilities Opens 450,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that its new manufacturing headquarters is now fully functional, and the first production units have rolled off the line. The 450,000-square-foot facility brings production operations under one roof on a 55-acre site in Watertown, South Dakota. The new facility houses assembly, fiberglass, paint, and …

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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 …

Wisconsin Local Governments Receive Almost $130M in Quarterly Transportation Aid

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin communities recently received $129,698,460 in transportation funding payments, the last quarterly payments for 2020. For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million in general transportation aids (GTA) financial assistance to support transportation related projects — a 10 percent increase over calendar year 2019 …

Wisconsin-Minnesota Passenger Rail Project Selected to Receive $31.8M Federal Grant

MILWAUKEE, WI — The joint Wisconsin-Minnesota Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Passenger Rail Project has been selected to receive a $31.8-million federal rail grant. The TCMC project will add an additional daily round-trip between the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago and points in-between, along the existing long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder …

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 …

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CG Schmidt, J. Jeffers & Co. Break Ground on Historic Redevelopment Project

MILWAUKEE, WI — CG Schmidt recently hosted a groundbreaking at the Historic Racine Horlick Malted Milk Company, featuring remarks from representatives of J. Jeffers, CG Schmidt Construction, the City of Racine, and AG Architecture. The event celebrated the beginning of a mixed and re-adaptive use project that …

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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 …

FTA Announces $928.8M Grant Agreement for Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $928.8-million grant agreement to the Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project extends an existing light rail line from downtown Minneapolis to the southwestern suburbs in a corridor …

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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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Komatsu Officially Breaks Ground for New Campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

MILWAUKEE, WI — Building on its 135-year legacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue.

The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. …

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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 …

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Manitou North America Awards JGE, Inc. as a Top Performing Dealer for the Mustang by Manitou Brand

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou North America recently presented Josh Gross and Bryce Smid of JGE, Inc., located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, with the Mustang by Manitou 2019 Top Dealer Award. This award is based on the overall sales performance, commitment, and customer support of Mustang by Manitou equipment …

North Dakota DOT Receives Operations Excellence Award

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received the Operations Excellence Award in the small project category of America’s Transportation Awards for establishing highway safety corridors in the state. NDDOT earned regional recognition in the national award program for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, …

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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 …

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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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The Boldt Company Announces Leadership Changes

APPLETON, WI — The Boldt Company announces several executive level changes affecting national leadership roles within the organization.

Dave Kievet has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of The Boldt Company. Kievet has worked for Boldt since 1990 and was named Chief Operating Officer in September of 2018. Kievet …

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Trimble VRS Now Network Covers Over One Million Square Miles in North America with the Acquisition of MidStates VRS

BISMARCK, ND — Trimble announces that it has acquired MidStates VRS, a network previously owned by Butler Machinery and Frontier Precision. The addition of the network, located in North and South Dakota, increases the footprint of Trimble’s VRS Now GNSS corrections service to cover more than one million square …

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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 …

WCMLE to be Held at the Wisconsin Exposition Center in February

WEST ALLIS, WI — Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) will take place on February 9 and 10, 2021, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin, with emphasis on recovery from the pandemic.

WCMLE, formerly CONEXSHOW Wisconsin, is planning to expand the educational …

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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 …

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Winneconne Bridge Competes for Top National Honor

WINNECONNE, WI — A bridge built by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) that boosts safety and recreation in Winneconne is one of 12 finalists in a national competition that will award $10,000 prizes based in part by public voting, the America’s Transportation Awards recently announced.

“The WIS 116 bridge …

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ALLU Group Inc. Announces New Dealer for Wisconsin

JANESVILLE, WI — ALLU Group Inc. announces Mid-State Equipment, headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin, as its newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The company has seven locations in Wisconsin, and provides sales and rental of ALLU’s attachments, as well as complete …

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ASV Expands Dealer Network in Minnesota, Texas, and Mississippi

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, added new dealers to its dealer network in Q2 of 2020 — three locations each for new dealers CLM Equipment Co. Inc. and TraxPlus LLC, as well as the …

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, …

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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 …

Doosan Bobcat Delivers $81,000 Donation to Wounded Warrior Project to Benefit U.S. Veterans

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America announces the donation of $81,000 to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving injured veterans and their families. Proceeds raised by the campaign will help wounded veterans transition to civilian life through WWP programs and services ranging from …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

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

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

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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 …

Stantec Awarded Bridge Inspection Contracts Across Three US States

DENVER, CO — Stantec has been selected to provide bridge inspection services for three U.S. State Departments of Transportation: Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). The work carried out by Stantec’s bridge inspection teams will use the latest technology …

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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 …

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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Wallwork Kenworth Relocates to New Full-Service Dealership

WILLISTON, ND — Wallwork Kenworth relocated its Williston, North Dakota, operation to a larger full-service facility to meet the growing demand for Kenworth trucks and services in Western North Dakota.

The new 27,000-square-foot building features a 12,000-square-foot service department with 12 service bays, and a 10,000-square-foot parts department.

According to …

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Williams Elevated to American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

MADISON, WI — Brenda Williams, PLA, FASLA, a Principal with Quinn Evans, has been selected as one of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2020 Class of Fellows. She is one of 19 professionals nationwide selected for the honor, which recognizes exceptional contributions to the landscape …

$6.75M Federal Grant will Repair Merrimac Bridge

MERRIMAC, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will receive a $6.75-million federal grant to complete the last phase of the Merrimac Bridge rehabilitation.

The grant was made under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. It will cover about half the cost of the remaining work to upgrade …

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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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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Welcomes Sepanek as Director of Scheduling Operations for Texas, Arizona, and Minnesota

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, announces that Rob Sepanek has joined the AP office in Texas as the new Director of Scheduling Operation. Sepanek brings 28 years of professional experience in construction management and coordination and will further streamline …

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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, …

Boldt Co. Deploys Innovative Technology to Re-Open Jobsites

APPLETON, WI — The hallmark of construction at The Boldt Company is collaboration. But when physical distancing puts a wrench in the personalized give and take of building complicated structures, adaptation is key. Reopening plans for Boldt’s 14 national offices and dozens of jobsites depends on innovation and a creative …

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Braun Intertec Welcomes New Co-ops

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Braun Intertec and a group of experienced employee-owners recently welcomed this year’s co-ops to the team. This year, Braun Intertec had more than 50 co-ops join them in Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Braun Intertec Co-Op Program Overview
The Braun Intertec co-op program was …
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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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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Minnesota DOT Crews Start Stage 2 of Construction in Starbuck

STARBUCK, MN — With Stage 1 completed recently in Starbuck, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews resumed work at the intersection of Highway 28, 29, and 114. In addition to the intersection closing to traffic, Highway 114 up to Eighth Street is also closed.

Stage 2 will be completed in two …

Minnesota DOT’s Tasa Retires After 43 Years of Public Service

BEMIDJI, MN — Lou Tasa recently retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) after 43 years of state service.

Tasa has spent almost all of his career at MnDOT Bemidji headquarters. Throughout his career, he has worked in the areas of bridge design, pre-design, surveys, right of way, and …

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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 …

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North Dakota DOT Director Panos Elected Vice President of WASHTO

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos was elected Vice President of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO). His term as Vice President began July 1.

WASHTO membership includes departments of transportation from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Kansas, Montana, …

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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 …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces Federal Bridge Replacement Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 49 bridge replacement projects totaling approximately $25 million at a recent meeting in Pierre. Award recipients are:

  • Beadle County (7)
  • City of Big Stone City
  • Bon Homme County (2)
  • Brookings County
  • Brown County
  • Butte County (3)
  • City of Carthage
  • Douglas County …
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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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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 …

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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 …

Timberman and Nordling Join AP's Leadership Team

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a Minneapolis-based family-owned general contractor, announces the hiring of new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Marc Timberman and Vice President, Human Resources Kristin Nordling.

Timberman joins the AP executive team with more than 22 years of experience in financial …

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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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Weber Receives ASCE Distinguished Service Award

BURNSVILLE, MN — Chloe Weber, a recent graduate of the University of St. Thomas and new Transportation Graduate Engineer in Bolton & Menk's Burnsville location, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

This award recognizes a …

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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 …

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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Doosan Bobcat Partners with Ainstein to Develop Radar Sensor Technology for Compact Equipment

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America announces it has partnered with Ainstein AI, Inc. — a radar technologies company headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas — to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment. Through this partnership, Ainstein and Doosan Bobcat North America will collaborate to create radar-based sensing …

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Full-Service RDO Equipment Co. Store in Dayton Now Open

DAYTON, MN — Just in time for the summer construction season, RDO Equipment Co.’s new, full-service store in Dayton is open. The Dayton store is the result of an integration between two previously separate stores in the area and is designed to better meet the equipment and technology needs …

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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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 …

North Dakota DOT Officially Kicks Off Construction Season

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2020 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $400 million of projects throughout North Dakota to enhance …

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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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raSmith Receives State and National Structural Engineering Awards for UW-Madison School of Music

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith has received state and national structural engineering excellence awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Both awards honor the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Hamel Music Center.

The ACEC Wisconsin Chapter awarded raSmith a Best of State Engineering Excellence award for the UW-Madison project. raSmith was …

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SEH CEO and President Ott Named to 2020-21 ACEC/MN Board of Directors

MINNETONKA, MN — SEH CEO/President David Ott, PE, joins other industry professionals serving on the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) Board of Directors, promoting the consulting engineering industry throughout the state.

By serving on the board, Ott joins the nation’s oldest and largest business association of …

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Spancrete Revamps Executive Leadership Team with Addition of Bertschinger, Wacker, and Backus

Waukesha, WI — Spancrete, a company focused on precast/prestressed concrete building solutions and machinery, has restructured its executive leadership team to position the organization for future growth in the ever-changing construction industry. It has promoted Scott Bertschinger to Executive Vice President, Kimberly Wacker to Senior Vice President, and Todd …

AGC of Wisconsin Education Foundation Donates Online Construction Safety Courses to High School Students

MADISON, WI — The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin’s Construction Education Foundation has donated $5,000 in online courses from ClickSafety, Inc. to help high school students at the seven different AGC-supported ACE Academies across the state to continue their construction education.

The ACE Academy model, which stands for Architecture-Construction-Engineering, …

ALL’s Freckmann Receives SC&RA Pinnacle Award

MILKWAUKEE, WI — Steve Freckmann, General Manager of Milkwaukee-based Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has received the Pinnacle Award from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). The Pinnacle Award signals the end of Freckmann’s three-year term on the …

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Boehler Named to Board of Hy-Brid Lifts

RICHFIELD, WI — Hy-Brid Lifts announces the appointment of Brad Boehler to its Board of Directors. In this role, Boehler will tap into his years of industry experience in both engineering and market development to help guide the strategic direction of Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment, LLC.

Boehler’s career …

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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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Quinn Evans Joins AIA Large Firms Roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Quinn Evans, a planning and design firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Virginia, joins the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Large Firm Roundtable. Founded in 1984, the Large Firm Roundtable is an independent entity composed of 60 of the nation’s largest architectural …

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raSmith Adds Smith as Civil Engineer

BROOKFIELD, WI — Tony Smith has joined raSmith in Brookfield, Wisconsin, in the Municipal Services Division, which serves local units of government across the state.

Smith is a civil engineer who focuses on projects for local municipalities. He began working at raSmith in 2016 as a Co-Op while attending college. …

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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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Sorel Joins HNTB as Office Leader in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Thomas Sorel, former Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Sorel, a Vice President, brings more than 40 years of public- and …

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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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Terex Utilities Joins Community Effort to Supply Face Shields to Health Care Workers

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities recently acted on a request by Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) to 3D print parts for face shields. The Electronic Systems Technology and Robotics departments at the technical college are leading the effort.

“Because it takes up to 13 hours to print four face shield …

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USGBC Minnesota Achieves 100 Million Square Feet of LEED-Certified Space

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Since USGBC Minnesota's founding, the state has achieved great progress within the green building community.

Minnesota is a national leader for LEED, ranking No. 8 on USGBC’s list of 2019 Top 10 States for LEED, and its continued progress is an achievement for both the state …

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Volvo Penta Supplies Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Workers

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Volvo Penta, a global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial applications, is taking action in response to the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). At two of its North American facilities, the company is producing and distributing this vital protective gear …

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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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MacDonald & Mack Architects, Quinn Evans Complete Transformation of Historic Minneapolis Library

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The historic Arvonne Fraser Library, located adjacent to the University of Minnesota on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, has recently reopened after a two-year modernization effort. Formerly known as the Southeast Library, the renovation and restoration project preserves a singular example of Midwestern …

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Williams Honored with Wisconsin ASLA Lifetime Achievement Award

MILWAUKEE, WI — Brenda Williams, PLA, ASLA, a Principal with Quinn Evans, has been honored by the Wisconsin chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. A leader in the preservation of cultural landscapes, Williams’ career has focused on historic landscapes, …

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2,000 Contractors Attend Wisconsin Construction, Municipal, and Landscape Expo

WEST ALLIS, WI — Around 2,000 contractors involved in road construction or maintenance, landscaping, building construction or maintenance, property management, municipal facilities, safety, and environmental protection recently attended the 2020 Wisconsin Construction, Municipal, and Landscape Expo (WCMLE) to buy equipment, products, tools, and more. The expo was held once again …

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Anderson Joins raSmith’s Rotational Engineer Program as Civil Engineer

BROOKFIELD, WI — Bryce Anderson has joined raSmith’s rotational engineer program as a Civil Engineer. Anderson recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Akron. Prior to graduating, Anderson was a civil engineering intern at Nielson Madsen + Barber and an engineering co-op 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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Governor Evers Announces $40.5M in Harbor Grants

GREEN BAY, WI — Governor Tony Evers announces grants totaling $40,565,780 for eight harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. Improvements will promote shipbuilding, waterborne freight, and assist economic development in local communities and statewide.

“Wisconsin has the unique advantage of being surrounded by water on three sides, with a …

Hamel Music Center Earns ACEC National Recognition Award

MADISON, WI — raSmith of Brookfield, Wisconsin, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Hamel Music Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Designers wanted the building’s acoustics and …

Minnesota's Winona Bridge Honored by AISC and NSBA

PITTSBURGH, PA — Michael Baker International, a provider of engineering, planning, and consulting services, announces that the Winona Bridge in Winona, Minnesota, has won a Prize Bridge Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA). The biennial Prize Bridge Awards honor significant …

Miron Construction Moving to Hammes' Downtown Milwaukee Office Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc., a construction firm, announces that it will relocate its current Milwaukee office in the Milwaukee County Research Park to the Palladium building in downtown Milwaukee, which was developed by Hammes Company and completed in 2019. In addition to their Milwaukee office, Miron …

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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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South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces 27 Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 27 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $14 million to local governments at a recent meeting in Pierre, South Dakota.

Grant recipients are: Aurora County, Beadle County (2), City of Belle Fourche, Bon Homme County, Brookings County, …

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Wisconsin Governor Announces $75M in Local Transportation Grants

GREEN BAY, WI — Gov. Tony Evers announces that 152 Wisconsin communities will receive grant awards from the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS), which is a one-time $75-million funding program for local transportation projects. Statewide, 84 towns, 34 cities and villages, and 34 counties will receive funding from the program.

“No …

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Firefighters for Healing Teams with Area Businesses to Create Transitional Healing Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Firefighters for Healing (FF4H), a nonprofit dedicated to helping burn survivors, first responders and their families navigate medical, financial and emotional needs after burn trauma or injury, announces plans to create a 15,000-square-foot Transitional Healing Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The new healing center will occupy part of …

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La Crosse Center Breaks Ground for Expansion

LA CROSSE, WI — The city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Kraus-Anderson recently broke ground on a 32,000-square-foot expansion for the La Crosse Center after years of planning for the $42-million investment in the city’s convention center.

The La Crosse City Council voted unanimously to move forward with plans for …

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Mayer Joins HDR as Environmental Planning Lead

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Mike Mayer joins HDR as a Senior Environmental Planning Lead in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With over 20 years of experience on natural resources projects related to energy development, transmission and mining, Mayer will lead complex environmental permitting and National Environmental Policy Act projects. He will also lead business …

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North Dakota DOT Receives Innovation Grant for Autonomous Vehicle

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received a federal grant to use technology to improve work zone safety with an autonomous impact protection vehicle. The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded NDDOT a $241,687 grant through its Accelerated Innovation Deployment program.

This pilot project will include the …

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Pioneer Hall Design Wins Grand Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The University of Minnesota’s Pioneer Hall expansion and renovation project received a Grand Award at the recent American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC/MN) 53rd Engineering Excellence Awards banquet.

TKDA led engineering and architecture design services on the project, collaborating with KWK Architects of St. …

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raSmith Welcomes Ford as Structural Bridge Engineer

BROOKFIELD, WI — Paul Ford has joined raSmith in Brookfield, Wisconsin, as a Structural Bridge Engineer.

Ford brings nearly 15 years of experience as a structural engineer focused on designing and inspecting bridges for municipalities and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Ford has held leadership roles, leading bridge design and …

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SMSC Cultural Center Receives ACEC-MN Honor Award

MINNETONKA, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC-MN) recognized the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community at their Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet. The Cultural Center project received an Honor award for their work to build a facility where all community members can gather to teach their youth, attend …

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Stantec’s McDonald Appointed President of ASLA Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI — Stantec announces that Sarah McDonald has been appointed President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (WI ASLA). The state chapter represents more than 175 professionals, allied professionals and students in the landscape architecture profession. It aims to advance the education and skill …

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USGBC Wisconsin Announces 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board

GRAFTON, WI — U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Wisconsin announces the members of its 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of Wisconsin green building professionals volunteer time to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional and global goals.

MLAB members …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces seven Excellence in Construction Awards for 2019 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held recently in Madison.

“Wisconsin is fortunate to have so many talented, hardworking contractors who help produce quality infrastructure for millions of users,” said Beth Cannestra, Director …

Wisconsin DOT Secretary-Designee Thompson Selected to Chair Regional Transportation Group

MADISON, WI — Embracing the opportunity to promote solutions to common transportation challenges throughout the Midwest, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary of Transportation-Designee Craig Thompson will serve as President of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO).

“From the moment Secretary Thompson joined the Board of Directors at …

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Doosan Bobcat North America Awards $7,500 to Regional Schools for STEM Projects

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America has awarded 15 grants totaling $7,500 to North Dakota elementary and middle school classrooms for projects focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This is the sixth year Doosan Bobcat has awarded Doosan Discovery Grants to accredited schools in communities where …

ICRI Elects New Officers and Board Members, LeMay to Serve as President

ST. PAUL, MN — The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the election by the membership of new officers and board members for the calendar year 2020 and Mark LeMay with JQ Engineering as its President. To support LeMay, the ICRI membership also elected the following officers:

President-Elect – Elena …

Kraus-Anderson Completes Expansion, Renovation for WSU’s Education Village

WINONA, MN — A recent adaptive reuse project at Winona State University (WSU) leveraged three historic facilities to create a campus for teacher education. Kraus-Anderson recently completed an expansion and renovation for WSU’s Education Village, a national model to prepare, inspire and recruit students to be teachers.

The $33.2-million project, …

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RDO Equipment Promotes Bonini to Vice President

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

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

RDO Integrated Controls and PRS Partner on Topcon Intelligent Paving Suite

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

State Awards $18M for Transportation Economic Development Projects in Five Communities

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces awards for five state highway projects that will help support growing industry and businesses, leverage private funding and improve the transportation system for all users.

The five projects will receive a total of $18 million as part of the …

Wisconsin Governor Announces Over $132M in Transportation Aid Payments to Local Governments

MADISON, WI — Local governments are seeing the first of the additional local road funding provided by the 2019-2021 budget. Governor Tony Evers announces that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,198,446 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). …

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AEM Awards $50,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Five nonprofit organizations developing the future of the manufacturing and trades workforces were awarded $10,000 each at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) 2019 Annual Conference as part of their Next Gen Grant Program. The winning organizations — from Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Kansas …

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HGA Restores and Updates Minnesota State Capital

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The five-year-long historic restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol was recently completed and spearheaded by multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm HGA, of Minneapolis. The project touched virtually every aspect of the capitol, from inside to outside, dome to basement.

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By the 21st century, the …
HNTB Relocates Suburban Milwaukee Office to Larger Downtown Office Space

MILWAUKEE, WI — HNTB Corporation recently opened for business in downtown Milwaukee, completing a relocation of nearly 100 infrastructure planners, engineers and other professionals to the 19th and 20th floors in the Two Fifty building at 250 East Wisconsin Avenue. The move brings HNTB closer to its clients and projects …

Kraus-Anderson Construction Opens New Chamberlain Apartments

RICHFIELD, MN — Chamberlain Apartments recently opened on Richfield, Minnesota’s east side, delivering the first modern multi-family apartments on that side of the city since 1971. Along with project partners from Inland Development Partners, Urbanworks Architecture and Kraus-Anderson Construction, Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez cut the ribbon on the …

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Labat Named 2019 Founders Award Recipient

SLEEPY EYE, MN — Craig Labat was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Founders Award at the Bolton & Menk Annual Party. Labat is an Environmental Engineering Technician in the Mankato and Sleepy Eye Work Groups.

He began his career with Bolton & Menk in 1999 as an Engineer …

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Mortenson Construction Completes Tunnel on Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus

MILWAUKEE, WI — Mortenson Construction successfully finished the construction of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center tunnel. The tunnel brings high- and low-pressure steam to Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Versiti, Curative Care and the Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division.

Mortenson replaced the existing tunnel …

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raSmith Welcomes Lillion as Structural Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin

BROOKFIELD, WI — James Lillion has joined raSmith in Madison, Wisconsin, as a Structural Engineer.

Lillion brings over three years of experience since graduation from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with emphases in structural, geotechnical and construction engineering.

Lillion has experience designing …

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Terex Utilities Supports Regional Breast Cancer Services and Education

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities recently presented a check for $5,000 to Susan G. Komen Great Plains, a regional nonprofit organization providing breast health education and services. The company held a breast cancer awareness campaign in conjunction with the 2019 International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo. During the show, the …

The Boldt Company Hires Bruns as Executive Vice President for its Northern Operations Group

APPLETON, WI — Ben Bruns has joined The Boldt Company as Executive Vice President for its Northern Operations group. In this position, Bruns will lead business development and operations for Boldt’s Wisconsin offices in Green Bay, Appleton and Stevens Point.

Bruns brings nearly two decades of experience in business development, …

Transportation Projects Commission Approves Removing Three Current Highway Project Studies

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (Transportation Projects Commission (TPC) recently met for the first time in five years. The commission received updates on major transportation projects across the state.

“The TPC meeting can play an important role in fostering stronger communication between the Legislature, transportation stakeholders, my …

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Aspen Equipment Receives Silver Award for Worksite Wellness Program

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Hennepin County Public Health recently hosted the Wellness by Design Award ceremony at the Maple Grove Community Center. Seventy-six organizations in Hennepin County, including Aspen Equipment, were in attendance. Organizations were recognized for making employee health a priority through creative and effective wellness initiatives.

Wellness by …

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Booth Named Office Leader for HNTB’s Wisconsin Offices

MILWAUKEE, WI — Ashley Booth has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Wisconsin offices in Milwaukee and Madison. An Associate Vice President, Booth has 16 years of experience, including recently serving as HNTB’s National Streetcar Practice Leader and Group Director for planning and technical services in …

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BWBR Names Berg as New Principal

SAINT PAUL, MN — BWBR recently named a new Principal to its leadership team, promoting Steve Berg, AIA.

Berg came to BWBR in 2007 after working at design firms from North Carolina to Minneapolis in his first six years out of college. Joining the firm as a Design Leader, …

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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Doosan Bobcat to Increase Manufacturing Footprint with $26M Expansion at its Litchfield Facility

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat, a manufacturer in the compact equipment industry, announces plans for a $26-million expansion of its Litchfield, Minnesota, manufacturing facility. The investment will enable meeting an increased demand for Bobcat’s growing and expanded line of compact equipment and attachments.

The Litchfield announcement coincides with …

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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 …

Groundbreaking Ceremony Kicks Off Hwy 14 Expansion, Construction Contract Awarded

OWATONNA, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking east of Owatonna, Minnesota, to mark the kickoff of the Hwy 14 expansion project between Dodge Center and Owatonna. The event marks the start of the nearly $108-million construction project.

The ceremonial first shovels of dirt …

North Dakota DOT Celebrates Early Completion of Main Avenue Phase 1 Reconstruction Project

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos, Deputy Mayor and Fargo Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, along with representatives from the offices of Senator Hoeven, Senator Cramer, Representative Armstrong and other state and local officials celebrated the completion of the first …

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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 …

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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 …

2019 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Wisconsin Regional Competition

LAS VEGAS, NV — Miron Construction Co. Inc. recently hosted masonry’s biggest event, the 2019 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Wisconsin Regional Competition. This is the second year Miron has hosted the event. In 2018, the SPEC MIX Top Craftsman Award went to Miron’s own Roman Graebel and his mason tender …

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Bobcat Company Announces $17M Investment in Gwinner Manufacturing Facility

FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company, a manufacturer and distributer in the compact equipment industry, announces plans for a $17-million investment at its Gwinner, North Dakota, manufacturing facility.

“We are excited to strengthen our North Dakota manufacturing footprint. This project emphasizes our commitment to continuous improvement and to the Gwinner …

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

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

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K-Tec Announces Dealers of Excellence

SPENCER, OH — K-Tec Earthmovers recently held their first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event, in Manitoba, Canada. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, traveling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec’s earthmoving product offerings.

As part of the …

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Miller-Bradford & Risberg Supports Team Rubicon in Response to Severe Storm Damage in Wisconsin

LANGLADE COUNTY, WI — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg supported Team Rubicon’s second wave of response to severe storms that originally hit the area in July 2019, including five tornadoes, that caused severe damage across Langlade and Oconto Counties in northeast Wisconsin.

The severe storms and tornadoes uprooted …

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Ratzburg and Henrichs Join raSmith as Senior Project Manager, Land Surveying

BROOKFIELD, WI — Michael Ratzburg and William Henrichs have joined raSmith both as Senior Project Managers within the land surveying division.

Michael Ratzburg

Ratzburg has 30 years of experience in all facets of surveying, including ALTA boundary and topographic surveys, construction layout, Certified Survey Maps, plats of survey and Wisconsin …

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Runnion Equipment Company Becomes Stellar Industries Dealer

HODGKINS, IL — Runnion Equipment Company announces that they are now a dealer for Stellar Industries, a manufacturer of mechanic trucks, service cranes, hooklifts and tire service trucks. Runnion’s main focus will be on the mechanic trucks and service cranes, as well as the TMAX line of steel and …

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Two Pickard Chilton Projects Win American Architecture Awards

NEW HAVEN, CN — Pickard Chilton, an architecture studio best known for its design of corporate headquarters and campuses, was honored with two American Architecture Awards for its design of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the ATCO corporate campus in Calgary, Alberta.

The American Architecture …

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 …

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America’s Transportation Awards Competition Top 12 Projects Vying for Two Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition, which will give two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing. The scope of the projects in the final round include …

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BWBR Moves Offices in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Seven years ago, BWBR opened an expansion in Madison, Wisconsin, with a handful of employees who extended the reach of the 97-year-old architectural and interiors design firm into a new part of the Midwest. And now, the firm has moved to a new office across from the …