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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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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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 …

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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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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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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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 …

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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 …

SITECH
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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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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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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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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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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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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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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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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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 …

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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.

Troy Zierden
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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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 …

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 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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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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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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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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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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 …

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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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 …

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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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Public-Private Partnership Brings Willmar Rail Connector Project to Fruition

America’s infrastructure is in need of repair as evidenced by the D+ grade it got on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Upgrading the system has been a challenge as the government is perpetually underfunding infrastructure. Public-private partnerships are one way to sweeten …

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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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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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Timmons Construction Partners with South Dakota DOT on US 14/6th Street Reconstruction

A city-state collaboration has brought Brookings, South Dakota, a reconstructed U.S. 14/6th Street through the center of town, increasing safety and traffic flow.

“Sixth Street is the major road through the town of Brookings,” says John Rittershaus, Project Manager for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). “That roadway …

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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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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 …

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC National Chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected Chair-Elect, and Milton …

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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 …

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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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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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 …

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Deep Foundation Group Takes on Unique Structural Project for North Dakota Caterpillar Facility

Deep Foundation Group is reinforcing the foundation in a building at the Caterpillar Remanufacturing Drivetrain facility in West Fargo, in North Dakota’s Red River Valley, to prepare the structure for the installation of a heavy machine.

“This is a unique project, because the building was existing, and we had to …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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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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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 …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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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 …

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 …

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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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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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, …

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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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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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 …

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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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

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

“George …

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Hoffman Construction Co. Partners With Wisconsin DOT to Rebuild I-94

Wisconsin’s $57.5 million highway improvement project on Interstate 94 near Knapp Hill will allow smoother travels for motorists.

“We have concrete pavement that is old and has gone through its complete life cycle,” says Nicole Passuello, Project Development Supervisor, with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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 …

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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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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, …

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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, …

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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

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

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

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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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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Cianci Joins CASE Construction Equipment as Vice President for North America

RACINE, WI — CASE Construction Equipment has named Steve Cianci as its new Vice President for North America. Cianci joins CASE with more than 25 years of leadership at various global heavy equipment and industrial companies — most recently with Kalmar USA, Inc.

Michel Marchand, who previously held the …

Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Annual Open Houses

MILWAUKEE, WI — Throughout the summer of 2019, Seiler Instrument continued their tradition of hosting open houses and customer appreciation days at their locations throughout the Midwest. Seiler’s Geospatial and CAD staff, along with several vendor representatives from Trimble, Spectra Precision, Autodesk and more were on hand at …

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Ziegler CAT Introduces Operators to Caterpillar’s Next Generation of Machines

SIOUX CITY, IA — Over the last few years, Caterpillar has revamped many of its equipment models, which it now calls the Next Generation line. This line of equipment gives operators and owners a wider range of options and price ranges to choose from.

“Traditionally, Caterpillar has focused on its …

Butler Machinery Hosts Appreciation Events Across North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska

BISMARCK, ND — Every spring, Butler Machinery hosts appreciation events at each of their dealership locations across North and South Dakota and Nebraska. To show appreciation for their customers’ business, they cleaned their shops from top to bottom, hauled in grills and the employees served a meal. Not only did …

Somerset CPAs and Advisors Launches 2019 Construction Industry Survey

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

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CSDA Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

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

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Ideal Crane Rental Takes Delivery of Three Liebherr LTM Mobile Cranes

MADISON, WI — Ideal Crane Rental is expanding its fleet by adding three Liebherr mobile cranes: an LTM 1450-8.1, an LTM 1160-5.2 and an LTM 1100-5.2. When the company takes delivery of the cranes this summer, each will fill a specific need for Ideal, according to President Bob Kalhagen. …

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Liebherr’s Mining Equipment Division Adds American State Equipment to Dealer Network

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr USA, Co. Mining Equipment Division has added American State Equipment to its dealer network. American State holds the distinction of being the longest tenured Liebherr equipment dealer in the United States. The company will serve Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and parts of Illinois and Indiana.
“We …

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Olson Returns to HDR as Central Region Transit Director

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Luke Olson has rejoined HDR as the Central Region Transit Director. Based in Minneapolis, Olson will lead the strategic growth of the transit program throughout the central region in partnership with local offices. He will provide leadership and oversight for multidisciplinary projects and programs. He will also …

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

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

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ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
The National Safety …

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

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

Executive Board
President: Gary Brown - R.L. McCoy, …
Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


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

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


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

Miron Construction Donates Over 9,000 Diapers Through Wrapped in Love Campaign

MADISON, WI — Miron Construction’s volunteer program seeks to motivate and enable employees to effectively serve community needs. The volunteer program committee recently decided to host a diaper donation drive benefiting Jake’s Diapers, an organization that strives to solve diaper needs for infants, the elderly and those with special …

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Terex Team Members Share Stories of Electrical Safety and STEM Careers with Students

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities team members recently took the company’s Safety Town and Build-a-Boom Workshop to two different groups of students. The purpose was to demonstrate concepts in electrical safety and to offer career exploration.

About 70 3rd through 5th graders in the Florence School District in Florence, South …

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Volvo CE Names Alta Equipment 2018 Dealer of the Year

DETROIT, MI — Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) North America has named Alta Equipment Company (Alta Equipment) the 2018 Dealer of the Year. The Detroit, Michigan-based company demonstrated outstanding performance over the last year, when it intensified its efforts to improve customers’ experiences and entered a new market, Illinois, reinforcing …

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Weitz Receives ABC Eagle Award for Construction Excellence

JOANNA, SC — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently recognized national general contractor The Weitz Company with the Eagle Award for construction excellence.

Presented during ABC’s 29th Annual National Excellence in Construction awards banquet in Long Beach, California, Weitz was selected as this year’s Eagle Award recipient in the $15 …