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Gilbane Building Company Names Vande Boom as Special Projects Group Market Leader

COLUMBUS, OH — Gilbane Building Company announces that Joel Vande Boom has been named Special Projects Group (SPG) Market Leader in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In this new role, Vande Boom will continue to elevate the SPG teams in the region and focus on executing a business strategy that …

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Evans Joins HNTB as Central Division Business Development Officer

AUSTIN, TX — Stroud Evans joins HNTB Corporation as Business Development Officer and Vice President. He will drive an increased focus on key clients, markets, and infrastructure initiatives in the firm’s Central Division which includes Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

“Stroud’s industry expertise and proven …

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IEDA Awards Student Technician Scholarship to Southeastern Illinois College Student

HARRISBURG, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to an Illinois student that was enrolled in a post-secondary heavy equipment repair program this spring.

The recipient is Caleb Tripp from Southeastern Illinois College - Diesel Technology in Harrisburg. He was selected from 27 applicants …

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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Coke as Director of Sales for South-Central United States

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Hy-Brid Lifts announces Gary Coke as Director of Sales covering the south-central United States, including Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. Coke’s responsibilities include providing customer support as well as continuing the growth and channel development of the Hy-Brid Lifts line of low-level …

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W. R. Meadows Announces Duewel as Director of Regional Sales

HAMPSHIRE, IL — W. R. Meadows, Inc., a manufacturer in the construction supply industry, announces the promotion of Todd Duewel to the position of Director of Regional Sales. This strategic move is set to reinforce the company's sales leadership, particularly across the Midwest and Eastern Division.

Duewel, a veteran …

Case  - Utility
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Burris Equipment
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Gilbane Building Company Welcomes Dishaw as Midwest Division Controller

PITTSBURGH, PA — Gilbane Building Company welcomes Mike Dishaw as Midwest Division Controller, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role, Dishaw orchestrates and oversees the day-to-day functions of the finance and accounting teams in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Dishaw partners with local leadership to establish sales/gross profit, overhead, and …

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Jacobsmeyer Joins Takeuchi as Central Midwest Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Jacobsmeyer as its new Central Midwest Regional Business Manager. Jacobsmeyer’s duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting in the Central Midwest region, which encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South …

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Clayco Welcomes Fassnacht as President of Chicagoland and First-Ever Chief Growth Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, announces the hiring of business executive and civic leader Michael Fassnacht as President of the Chicagoland Region and the first ever Chief Growth Officer.

Fassnacht will oversee all aspects of the Chicagoland operations, including …

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Braband Joins HNTB as Central Region Sales Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Libby Braband joins HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, as Central Region Sales Officer and Vice President. She will drive an increased focus on clients’ infrastructure needs and successful project development, aiming to maximize growth within HNTB’s Great Lakes Division and Central Division, encompassing an expansive …

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Anthony Joins Gilbane to Manage Economic Inclusion Initiatives in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH — Gilbane Building Company announces that Diana Anthony has joined the company as Cleveland’s Economic Inclusion Manager. Anthony will lead, plan, and execute economic inclusion initiatives across Northern Ohio, developing strategies and initiatives that support supplier diversity objectives. Additionally, she will lead Gilbane’s Rising Contractor Program in Cleveland, …

Case  - CE
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Birkey's Construction Equipment
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Superior Construction Appoints Koster as New Mid-South Division Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, promotes Senior Project Manager Tim Koster to Mid-South Division Manager based in Indianapolis. With an extensive background in business, residential, and heavy civil construction, Koster brings substantial expertise to his new role.

“I’m excited to move into this well-established …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Paul Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager. Bell will now provide strategic oversight of sales and operational activities for KSM’s Kansas City and St. Louis locations. He had previously served as Sales & Operations Manager for …

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Braun Intertec Corporation Announces Transition of Executive Leadership

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Jon Carlson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Braun Intertec, announces he is stepping down after a 35-year career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Carlson's career started as an Environmental Technician at Braun Intertec in 1988, being steadily promoted to President in …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Kelly Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting. Shuffield will be responsible for the strategic oversight of all crane support operations throughout KSM’s territory. Offering sales, rentals, parts, and service, the heavy equipment distributor is an …

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Barletta Joins Garver as Missouri Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader

ST. LOUIS, MO — With the hire of Molly Barletta, MBA, as Missouri Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader, Garver Transportation continues to expand services in the Show Me State. Barletta brings to the role over 20 years of experience in transportation, military, and environmental planning, including a decade …

Kleemann
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Brandeis Machinery
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Engineered Rigging Promotes Beres to Vice President

VALPARAISO, IN — Engineered Rigging, a heavy lifting equipment rental and engineering company, promotes Mike Beres to Vice President. With more than 25 years of experience, Beres has extensive industry knowledge and practical experience. In his new role, Beres will oversee Engineered Rigging’s sales and operations while developing customer …

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Modigent Announces Schulken as Southeast Regional President to Enhance Strategy and Operations

FRANKFORT, KY — Modigent, an infrastructure, technology, and energy solutions company, announces the appointment of Chris Schulken as the Southeast Regional President as part of a strategy to evolve Modigent's operating model to better support its current geographical footprint while planning for tomorrow's growth. Schulken will work closely with …

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Mercer Joins HDR as Construction Field Services Director

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Adam Mercer, PE will lead HDR’s construction and field services practice, made up of more than 1,000 construction professionals working across the globe. Based in HDR’s Indianapolis office, Mercer will be responsible for the continued growth of the practice and is in charge of leading and …

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Belanich Assumes Leadership of EGC Construction

NEWPORT, KY — Tom Belanich has been named the new leader of EGC Construction, a general contractor and design-builder located in Newport, Kentucky. Belanich succeeds Jim Brunemann, who led EGC for four years and retired in late 2023 after a 50-year career in the industry.

“I’m excited to …

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Weber Named Executive Vice President of Holland Construction Services

ST. LOUIS, MO — Holland Construction Services announces Doug Weber as the company’s new Executive Vice President. He steps into this role after 24 years in the industry, including 17 at Holland in various leadership roles. As Executive Vice President, Weber will provide guidance to all business unit leaders, lead …

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West Side Tractor Sales Co
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Construction Specialist Reed to Spearhead Projects at IWR North America

ST. LOUIS, MO — IWR North America announces the addition of Joel Reed to its team as a Project Manager, primarily focusing on metal construction projects.

Reed brings a diverse and comprehensive background in the construction and industrial sectors, with significant expertise in project management, safety management, and estimating. His …

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Schubert to Lead Big-D Construction Midwest as President

ST. PAUL, MN — Big-D Companies announces that Cory Schubert has been promoted to the role of President of the Big-D Construction Midwest office.

His promotion comes not long after the 10-year anniversary of the office’s opening, for which Schubert was an integral team member, then in the position of …

BCA Announces 2024 Board of Directors and Officers

FORT WAYNE, IN — The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the names of members serving on its 2024 Board of Directors.

Chris Freiburger of The Hagerman Group and Holly Hunter of Hamilton Hunter Builders are newly elected/appointed directors. Andy Binkley of Weigand Construction, Matt Gerbers of …

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Birkey's Farm Store Announces CEO Hedge's Retirement, Foster to Assume Role

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Birkey’s Farm Store announces CEO Mike Hedge has retired after nearly 32 years of service. Hedge first joined Birkey’s as the Chief Financial Officer in 1992 until 2013 when he stepped up as President and CEO, wielding leadership over business operations and strategic initiatives.

“Birkey’s has a …

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Messer Construction Co. Names New Operations Vice President, Senior Project Executive, and Project Executive

CINCINNATI, OH — Messer Construction Co. promotes Clint Berry to Operations Vice President, Ryan Brew to Senior Project Executive, and Justin Berning to Project Executive in the company’s Cincinnati, Ohio, office.

Berry joined Messer as a co-op in 2006 and was hired full time in July 2007 after graduating from …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Brandeis Machinery
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Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Promotes Schmidtlein to Vice President of Aggregate

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ben Schmidtlein has been named Vice President of Aggregate for Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Schmidtlein joined the company in early 2020 and has been instrumental in guiding nearly four years of steady, substantial growth in aggregate sales and support for Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

Under …

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Seiler Instrument Remembers the Life and Legacy of Retired CEO Eric Paul Seiler Sr.

ST. LOUIS, MO — Eric Paul Seiler Sr., husband, father, and retired CEO of Seiler Instrument, passed peacefully in his home on January 7, 2024 at 95 years old. Eric was born to Eric H. and Dora Seiler on March 1, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. He loved …

Culberson Joins Gilbane Building Company as Project Executive in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Paul Culberson has joined the Chicago team as a Project Executive. Culberson served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over 24 years in positions of increased responsibility, collaboration, and authority. While serving the nation, he cultivated a people-centric strategic vision, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Heisel as Used Equipment Sales Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Matt Heisel as its new Used Equipment Sales Manager. In his new position, Heisel will manage KSM’s used equipment sales team and be responsible for growing the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment business, which operates throughout the United …

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Brown Named Regional President for Gilbane Building Company

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

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH Indiana
SITECH Ohio
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WSP Promotes Watz to Midwest District Transportation Leader

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

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

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Holland Construction Services Adds Kaiman as COO

ST. LOUIS, MO — Holland Construction Services (Holland) announces that construction industry veteran Mike Kaiman has joined their team as COO. Bringing nearly 30 years of experience mentoring and growing teams around the country, Kaiman will join Holland’s management team to help position the company for greater market expansion while …

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KAI Founder Michael Kennedy, Sr. Awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award During Construction Inclusion Week

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Founder and Chairman Michael E. Kennedy, Sr. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during Construction Inclusion Week at Harris Stowe University in St. Louis.

Founded by McCarthy Building Companies in 2020, Construction Inclusion Week is an annual week-long, industry-wide effort to champion change and …

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KAI Enterprises Hires Barlow as Vice President of 360 Construction Services

ATLANTA, GA — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Tracy Barlow, PMP, NICET-L2, as Vice President of its construction management division, 360 Construction Services (360 CS) at its Atlanta office.

With more than 37 years of industry experience, Barlow is a program director and management professional with a specific …

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Trotta Named Midwest District Leader at WSP

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

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

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Brandeis Machinery
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Leopardo Announces Pacini as President to Accelerate Strategic Growth

CHICAGO, IL — Leopardo, one of the country’s largest privately owned construction firms, announces that Giancarlo Pacini has been named President. Former President and CEO, Mike Leopardo, will remain CEO and worked closely with Pacini as they transitioned roles and responsibilities. This change comes as part of the …

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IWR North America Expands Team with Addition of Kelley as Virtual Design and Construction Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — IWR North America announces the hiring of Brian Kelley as Virtual Design and Construction Manager. In this role, Kelley will contribute his expertise in 3D modeling, BIM execution, and estimating data to enhance project efficiencies and support growth opportunities for IWR nationwide and locally.

"We are …

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KAI Enterprises Promotes Haynes to Vice President of KAI Build

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Enterprises announces the promotion of Gyasi Haynes to Vice President of its construction division, KAI Build. Haynes joined KAI in June 2021 as Director of Project Management.

Haynes’ career consists of more than 20 years of construction industry experience. In his new role as …

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Lastovka Expands Wade Trim's Transportation Services in Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — Dave Lastovka, PE, joins Wade Trim's Transportation Group as a Senior Project Manager, where he will focus on expanding the company's transportation services throughout Ohio.

Based in the Cleveland office, Lastovka will manage and support design projects ranging from drainage to interstates to local roadways. …

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

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

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

Epiroc
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Brandeis Machinery
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Integrate Construction Partners Promotes Hennings to Project Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — Integrate Construction Partners announces the promotion of Brett Hennings to Project Manager.

Integrate Construction Partners hired Hennings in January 2018 as a Project Engineer before promoting him to Project Manager in 2023. He had previously worked four years as a Project Engineer for architectural firm Lawrence …

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IWR North America Welcomes Marks as Prefabrication Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — IWR North America announces Billy Marks as Prefabrication Manager. With a career spanning over 25 years in the construction industry, Marks brings a wealth of expertise to the company.

Throughout his career, Marks has held various key roles, including Prefabrication Manager, Chief Estimator, and Project Manager. …

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HNTB Announces Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President

AUSTIN, TX — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Scott Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of Scott, ... HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the Central ... Division," said Rob Slimp, PE …

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USACE Louisville District Welcomes Mann as New Commander

LOUISVILLE, KY — Col. L. Reyn Mann recently assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District in a change of command ceremony held at the Henry Clay Building in Louisville, Kentucky. As Commander of the Louisville District, Mann will provide strategic direction, and command and control for …

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IAAP Welcomes Koetzle as New Assistant Director

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) welcomes new Assistant Director, Jess Koetzle. Koetzle graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in geology and a specialization in paleobiology. She entered the mining industry in 2016 with Heidelberg Materials. There, she …

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HOK Promotes Yanko to Chief Financial Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO — HOK names Misty Yanko as its new Chief Financial Officer. Yanko, who joined HOK in 2008 and served as Corporate Controller since 2013, is the first CFO in HOK’s history to be promoted from within the firm. Based in St. Louis, she fills the vacancy left …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager for Northern Region

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Nick Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager in KSM’s northern region, which includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Amarillo, Texas. The promotion occurred earlier this year ahead of the transition of David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product …

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Burns & McDonnell Expands Program Management for Power Utilities in the Great Lakes

CHICAGO, IL — Burns & McDonnell is growing its program management practice for power utilities. With extensive experience providing comprehensive program management services for over a dozen utilities across the United States, this expansion positions the firm to drive client cost savings by leveraging their people, processes, and technology.

Program …

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The Missner Group Adds Sadowski as President of Construction

CHICAGO, IL — The Missner Group (TMG), a Chicago-based fully integrated general contractor and real estate developer, announces the addition of Neely Sadowski as its new President of Construction. In her role at TMG, she will oversee all strategic initiatives of construction operations, inclusive of pre-construction processes, project management, and …

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

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

Hyundai has hired …

Kleemann
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Clayco Announces Lane as New Chief Talent Officer

ST. LOUIS, MO — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, announces that Katie Lane was named the company's new Chief Talent Officer.

Lane, who previously served as COO/Master Trainer at Dale Carnegie since 2016, will strengthen Clayco’s leadership team by bolstering talent management …

AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

AUSTIN, TX — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus a recent addition to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it …

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

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

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

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raSmith Projects Earn Design Excellence Awards; Ford Receives John P. Matsen Distinguished Service Award

NEWPORT, KY — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, announces that three of raSmith's cold-formed steel engineering projects in the Construction Digest area have garnered recognition, receiving Design Excellence Awards from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). raSmith provided cold-formed steel engineering services for the …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH Indiana
SITECH Ohio
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1898 & Co. Announces Rutkowski as New Managing Director in Chicago Office

CHICAGO, IL — 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell, announces the hire of Mike Rutkowski as the new Managing Director of the Chicago office. Rutkowski will lead a team of business, technology, and cybersecurity consultants that turn business and technology insights into action for critical infrastructure …

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

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

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Sixty Indiana Companies Honored for Outstanding Performance in Safety and Construction

CROWN POINT, IN — Nearly 60 Northwest Indiana construction companies were honored for their outstanding performances in safety and project excellence at the Construction Awards Banquet held in Merrillville, Indiana. Construction industry firms from throughout the region greatly exceed national averages in safety performance and project outcomes, and the banquet …

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

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

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IAAP Assistant Director McKinney to Retire this Year

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Shawn McKinney announces plans to retire at the end of July. His career with the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) began in January of 2006 when he was hired by then Executive Director John Henriksen to serve in a newly created position of Outreach Manager.

Over …

Kleemann
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Brandeis Machinery
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HOK Names Hoisington and Klumpp Williams as Co-CEOs

ST. LOUIS, MO — HOK appoints Eli Hoisington, AIA, LEED AP, and Susan Klumpp Williams, AIA, LEED AP, as its new Co-Chief Executive Officers, succeeding Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, who passed away on April 6, shortly after his scheduled retirement.

Hoisington and Klumpp Williams, who have …

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Pfeiffer Named Practice Leader for HNTB’s St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, MO — Travis Pfeiffer, PE, has been named by HNTB Corporation as the St. Louis area Practice Leader, bringing more than 20 years of experience involving the planning, design, and construction of road and highway facilities. He most recently served as the Roadway Department Manager, helping deliver …

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McCann Industries Announces Sales Leadership Changes

ADDISON, IL — McCann Industries, Inc. hires Peter Altenberger as Corporate Vice President of Sales. In this new role, Altenberger will be working with the company’s entire sales organization to find better ways to service current and prospective customers. This is a homecoming for Altenberger. He started his career with …

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Zingrone Joins NELSON Worldwide as Studio Leader, Mixed-Use

CHICAGO, IL — Architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide welcomes Adam Zingrone as Studio Leader, Mixed-Use. In this role, Zingrone will lead the multifamily and mixed-use studio in the Chicago office, leading business development throughout the city and the larger Midwest market.

“Adam approaches each project with the client …

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Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Appoints Vice President Dabros as New National Construction Lead

CHICAGO, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers announces Vice President Dennis Dabros has been appointed new National Construction Lead. In this new role, Dabros will have broader responsibilities for overseeing the construction services teams across all locations and achieving successful project completion for clients. This role allows Dabros …

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HOK Names Dowdell as Director of Strategic Relationships

CHICAGO, IL — Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has been appointed as HOK’s Director of Strategic Relationships. Working closely with the firm’s regional and market leaders, she will lead HOK’s efforts to develop strategic relationships across its global offices.

“This is a new position at …

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Graycor Construction Company Promotes Feckler to General Manager, Midwest Division

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL — Graycor Construction Company announces that Brian Feckler has been promoted to General Manager of the Midwest Division from Construction Manager. Feckler joined Graycor in 1997 as Project Engineer I in the Project Engineering Mentoring Committee. After several years working in the Industrial division, Feckler completed his …

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Poettker Industrial Adds Wiegmann as Vice President of Construction

ST. LOUIS, MO — Poettker Industrial Services, a woman-owned utility, energy, and infrastructure contractor, announces the addition of Robert "Trey" Wiegmann as Vice President of Construction. Wiegmann has over 16 years of experience working with contractors to expand their utility, energy, and infrastructure programs on average by 30-50 percent …

Poettker Construction Announces Executive and Manager Promotions

BREESE, IL — Poettker Construction Company recently promoted six staff members to executive and management positions. To expand Poettker’s risk management program, Charles Wilson, CSP, ASP, STSC, was promoted to Vice President of Risk Management, and Everett Kelly, CHST, was promoted to Corporate Safety Manager.

Wilson has been …

The Walsh Group Promotes Schultz to Vice President of Engineering

CHICAGO, IL — The Walsh Group announces the promotion of Erin Schultz to Vice President of Engineering within the company's transportation division. As Vice President of Engineering, Schultz will provide direction to The Walsh Group transportation business units’ estimating and pursuit teams, as well as oversee complex and specialty project …

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Bettmann Joins HNTB as Data Science and Analytics Team Lead

CHICAGO, IL — Craig Bettmann joins HNTB Corporation’s digital solutions group as a Data Science and Analytics Team Lead in HNTB’s Chicago office. Bettmann brings more than two decades of experience using big data to better understand customer behavior and make process improvements. He provides data-driven solutions by utilizing …

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Schmidt Associates' Alspaugh Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Associate Steven K. Alspaugh, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. AIA Fellows achieve this membership honor for their work and contributions to the profession of architecture and society on a national level. Only 3 percent …

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ABC Names Galvan the 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Associated Builders and Contractors announces that Gabriel Galvan, Construction Prep Academy Instructor, ABC Indiana/Kentucky Chapter, Indianapolis, is the 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year. Galvan was honored at ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an …

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Perkins&Will Strengthens Regional Healthcare Practice with Appointment of Accardi

CHICAGO, IL — Returning to the Chicago studio of Perkins&Will where he began his career, Todd Accardi is welcomed back to the firm as a Senior Medical Planner and Associate Principal to its growing regional Healthcare Practice. Accardi will work closely with Chicago Practice Leader Jennifer Riddle Curley and Regional …

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Industry Veteran Janicek Joins Gilbane Chicago as Senior Project Executive

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Jeff Janicek joined the team as a Senior Project Executive and Healthcare Market Leader for the Chicago business unit. Janicek has 37 years of experience in the Midwest construction industry. He will leverage his expertise to drive project consistency and elevate Gilbane’s …

Case  - Utility
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Burris Equipment
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Shelley Promoted to Chief Operations Officer at Schmidt Associates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, promotes firm Principal, Kevin Shelley, AIA, LEED AP to Chief Operations Officer.

With a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University, Shelley joined Schmidt Associates in 1990. He has served as an …

New Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioners Confirmed by the Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The appointments by Gov. Mike Parson of Warren K. Erdman and Brian Treece to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission were recently confirmed by the Missouri Senate.

Erdman is Executive Vice President - Administration and Corporate Affairs for Kansas City Southern (KCS). Prior to joining KCS …

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Birkey's Farm Store Names Foster as the Next Company President

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Birkey’s Farm Store, Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned business with locations in Illinois and Indiana, announces that Brady Foster has assumed the role of President. Over the past 15 years with Birkey’s, Foster has held leadership positions at both the dealership level and corporate level.

“Spending …

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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 …

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Milestone Contractors' Friess Named Chairman of ACPA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Steve Friess, Vice President of concrete operations at Milestone Contractors, LP, was named Chairman of the Board for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) at the organization's 59th Annual Meeting. Friess takes the helm at a time when the paving industry is poised to receive …

Case  - Utility
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Burris Equipment
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KAI Hires Kerr-Grant as Senior Project Architect

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI announces the hiring of Andrew Kerr-Grant, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C as its newest Senior Project Architect at its St. Louis office.

Kerr-Grant has more than 30 years of experience as a Senior Project Architect and Project Manager. He has served as the lead architect …

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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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Urizar Joins Gilbane Chicago as Preconstruction Executive and Cultural Market Leader

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Sara Urizar has joined the team as a Preconstruction Executive and Cultural Market Leader for the Chicago business unit. Urizar has two decades of experience in the Midwest construction industry and will leverage her experience to drive consistency in preconstruction and elevate …

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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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Ryan Joins Gilbane to Manage Economic Inclusion Initiatives in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH — Gilbane Building Company announces that Marleise Ryan has joined the company in Columbus as the new Economic Inclusion Manager. In this role, Ryan will foster and strengthen relationships throughout the community to achieve company and supplier diversity goals. Ryan joins Gilbane in the wake of its historic …

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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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Bock Assumes Role of Deputy District Engineer for USACE Louisville District

LOUISVILLE, KY — John Bock has been selected as the new Deputy District Engineer (DDE) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. Bock, who has served as Chief of Engineering Division since 2015, assumed the new role following the retirement of Linda Murphy, who served as DDE …

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Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Satterthwaite to CEO, Oberle to President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Brinkmann Constructors has completed a leadership succession plan that promotes Brian Satterthwaite to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Tom Oberle to President. Founder Bob Brinkmann, formerly CEO, remains engaged as Chairman of the Board for the company he launched in 1984.

Since 2010, Brinkmann had …

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KAI Hires Gray as Director of Technology & Innovation

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI announces the hiring of Micah Gray, AIA, to the new position of Director of Technology and Innovation. In this new role, Gray will work to create content, develop company standards, and train individuals on implementing industry technology into everyday practice.

“Micah is an experienced …

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Koschmann Joins SmithGroup as Higher Education Studio Leader - Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup announces that Nate Koschmann has joined the company as the new Higher Education Studio Leader at the Chicago office. Possessing nearly 20 years of experience, he will work with experts from across SmithGroup's Higher Education, Campus Planning and Campus Strategy, and Analytics groups to create design-based …

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Martin Joins HDR as Transportation Digital Delivery Services Advisor

COLUMBUS, OH — Kevin Martin joins HDR as the Transportation Digital Delivery Services Advisor. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Martin will provide strategic support and technical expertise for digital delivery advisory projects for highway and roadway clients, including the Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State and Highway Officials, state …

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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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The UP Companies Promotes Knaust to Square UP Preconstruction Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the promotion of Josh Knaust from Estimator to the role of Preconstruction Manager at Square UP Builders.

In his new position, Knaust works with the Director of Preconstruction to establish goals for the department and to implement best practices within …

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

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

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In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
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Alexander, Global Manufacturing Facilities Development Leader, Joins Burns & McDonnell

CHICAGO, IL — Leading facilities development professional Hope Alexander joins Burns & McDonnell in Chicago to support the firm’s growing portfolio of manufacturing facility solutions and clientele nationwide. She will spearhead the development of integrated design and construction services for a diverse range of markets, including biotech/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, …

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Johnson Honored with AIA Chicago 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO, IL — AIA Chicago, the second largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the collective voice of 4,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals, announces that Ralph Johnson, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Global Design Director of Perkins&Will, founded in Chicago, …

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Louisville District Names Mitchell as Engineering Division Chief

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announces that Ian Mitchell has been selected to serve as the new Engineering Division Chief for the district.

As the Chief of Engineering Division, Mitchell will lead a team of more than 330 personnel responsible for the execution …

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Stahler Hired as AED’s Business Development Specialist

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Mel Stahler as Business Development Specialist.

A resident of Chicago, Illinois, Stahler previously worked for Stalker Radar, where he was a Regional Sales Manager. He has extensive experience in business development inside sales.

“Mel comes to us with many …

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KAI Design Hires Ritter as Senior Project Architect

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of William Ritter, AIA, as Senior Project Architect at its St. Louis headquarters.

Ritter has nearly 40 years of design expertise, which has included roles as a Discipline Lead, Project Manager, Planner, Director of Design, Chief Architect, and Interior Designer. …

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KWK Architects Hires DeAngelo as Architectural Associate

ST. LOUIS, MO — KWK Architects announces the hiring of Jess DeAngelo as an Architectural Associate. In her new role, DeAngelo will assist the architectural team in all stages of design, including site planning, construction document preparation, and construction administration.

She has four years of industry experience, which includes a …

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The UP Companies Promotes Kyle Renaud to Director of Preconstruction, Paul Renaud to Square UP General Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the promotion of Square UP Senior Estimator Kyle Renaud to the position of UPCO Director of Preconstruction. UPCO also announces the promotion of Paul Renaud to include the expansion of his duties to General Manager of all Square UP Builders’ operating …

GOMACO Appoints Harper as District Manager for the Southeast United States

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

Perinar Re-Elected as Leader of 52,000-Member Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

CHICAGO, IL — Gary Perinar, Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council, was unanimously re-elected to another four-year leadership term by the union's delegate body. As EST, Perinar oversees operations of a union that represents 52,000 carpenters in 324 counties across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Eastern …

Industry Veteran Thompson Joins Gilbane as Operations Manager in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Matthew Thompson has joined the team as Operations Manager for the Chicago office. Thompson has two decades of experience in the Midwest commercial construction industry and will bring his design, construction, and development expertise to the company’s growing Chicagoland portfolio.

“We continue …

Riley Returns to HNTB as National Pursuit Champion

CLEVELAND, OH — Jim Riley returns to HNTB Corporation as National Pursuit Champion. He is based in the firm’s Cleveland office, offering continued counsel for HNTB’s clients across the country while growing the firm’s footprint as part of the national sales team.

“We are excited Jim has returned to HNTB …

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Dowdell Elected AIA’s 2024 President

CHICAGO, IL — Delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected HOK’s Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect.

As the 100th AIA president, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial president.

In addition to her role as …

HNTB Names Reed Highway Design Group Director

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation names Christine Reed, PE, its Highway Design Group Director in Illinois. An Associate Vice President based in the Chicago office, Reed will manage the delivery of ongoing projects with the Chicago Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Chicago Department of Water Management, …

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 …

Schmidt Associates Hires Martin as Architectural Graduate, Ferise as Construction Administration Assistant

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces the appointments of Trisha Martin as an Architectural Graduate, and Melissa Ferise as a Construction Administration Assistant.

With dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and art history from the University …

Fecon Announces Flexsenhar as New COO

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the hiring of new personnel as Brandon Flexsenhar joins the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within the company. He has served in a variety of production and operations positions with companies such as Caterpillar, LB Steel, Fairbanks Morse Engine, Putzmeister, and …

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Poole Re-Joins KWK Architects as Architectural/Interior Designer

ST. LOUIS, MO — Architectural/Interior Designer Minnie Poole, Assoc. AIA & IIDA, has returned to KWK Architects following a brief hiatus.

“I left KWK Architects to pursue a position at another firm, but realized pretty quickly that KWK is where I do my best work and where I truly …

Tarlton Promotes Sweeso to Manager of Preconstruction and Estimating

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Greg Sweeso, Associate DBIA, to Manager of Preconstruction and Estimating.

Sweeso has been serving as Preconstruction Lead on the Fuhr Science Center renovation and addition at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, and …

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The UP Companies Make Strategic Leadership Transitions

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the recent transition of President Michael B. Kennedy to the role of Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President and Partner Brian W. Arnold to the role of President.

As CEO, Kennedy will continue to focus on business development opportunities, stakeholder relationships, …

Chelupati Named to Inaugural 40 Under 40 by AAEES

CLEVELAND, OH — Muralikrishna Chelupati, Stantec Senior Engineer in Cleveland, has been selected to the inaugural class of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ (AAEES) 40 Under 40 winners. The honor recognizes outstanding professionals who help to advance the fields of environmental science or environmental engineering. …

Geldert-Murphey Elected 2024 President of American Society of Civil Engineers

EVANSVILLE, IN — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) members elected Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., F. ASCE, as President of the society for the 2023-2024 term, after a month-long election.

Geldert-Murphey is currently Chair of ASCE’s Public Policy and Practice Committee, which coordinates public policy and government relations activities …

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Schmidt Associates Hires Reddy as Project Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY — The leadership of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces that Veena Reddy, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP has been hired as a Project Manager | Associate based in the firm's Louisville, Kentucky, office.

With 20 years of experience in the …

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 …

KAI Enterprises and The UP Companies Corporate Safety Director Named 2021 Safety Professional of the Year

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Enterprises and The UP Companies (UPCO) announce that their joint Corporate Safety Director Steve Richardson has been named the 2021 Safety Professional of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). KAI and UPCO Assistant Safety Director Nate …

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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Stantec Promotes Wright to Regional Business Leader for the Buildings Practice

CHICAGO, IL — Global design firm Stantec announces the promotion of James Wright to Regional Business Leader for the U.S. North Central and Gulf regions of their Buildings practice.

With more than 20 years in the design industry, Wright brings an understanding of the nuances and challenges of leading a …

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Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Appoints O'Dell as New Director

CHICAGO, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. announces the appointment of Sean E. O’Dell, PE to the Board of Directors by its shareholders at the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting.

O’Dell is a leader with broad industry expertise. Throughout his 20-year career, he has held leadership positions both inside and outside …

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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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HDR Promotes Selhorst to Ohio Transportation Leader, Stremmel to Ohio Transportation Business Development Leader

COLUMBUS, OH — HDR promotes two planning and design professionals to help lead its holistic transportation services. HDR’s Matt Selhorst, AICP, has accepted a new role as the Ohio Transportation Leader, and HDR’s Jake Stremmel will now serve as the Ohio Transportation Business Development Leader.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, …

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Tsurumi Pump Hires Donahue as Engineer to Support Expansion of New Product Lines

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL — Tsurumi Pump hires Pat Donahue to support the expansion of new product offerings in the North American market, in particular its line of explosion-proof submersible pumps, the AVANT Series.

Donahue was recruited to help the company grow its product offerings and boost levels of technical support. …

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Bramco Introduces Dobson as New Chief Financial Officer

LOUISVILLE, KY — Bramco, Inc., parent company for Brandeis Machinery and Supply, Power Equipment, Certified Rental, and Bramco-MPS, introduces Chad Dobson as Chief Financial Officer.

“The Bramco Family of Companies are well respected throughout our region, accustomed to delivering a high level of trust and …

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Aly, Aubuchon, and Littlejohn Promoted to Project Manager at Tarlton

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Travis Aly, Kurt Aubuchon, and Cory Littlejohn to Project Manager.

Aly started with Tarlton as a Project Engineer in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Project Engineer in 2017. He has …

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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., …

Superior Construction Promotes Carlson to Director of Construction Services

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, announces the promotion of long-time employee Jeff Carlson to Director of Construction Services. In the newly created role at Superior, Carlson will manage labor relations, collective bargaining negotiations, man-hour allocations, and workforce development across the Midwest region.

“I am …

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Herrera Joins Gilbane Building Company as Senior Project Executive in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Santos Herrera has joined the company as Senior Project Executive in the downtown Chicago office, focused on Gilbane’s strategic growth in the life sciences market sector throughout the Midwest. Herrera has 30 years of domestic and international construction experience in the life …

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ABC Announces Perry as 2022 Young Professional of the Year

CINCINNATI, OH — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces Luke Perry — Vice President at Perry Contracting, in Cincinnati, Ohio — received ABC’s 2022 Young Professional of the Year Award. Perry was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Young Professional of the Year is chosen …

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ALL Crane Promotes Bacci to Ohio Sales Manager, Doyle to General Manager of ALT Sales

CLEVELAND, OH — The ALL Family of Companies names Josh Bacci the new Ohio Sales Manager for ALL Erection & Sales Corp. Bacci previously served as General Manager of ALT Sales Corp., the boom truck arm of ALL. Bacci began his career with the ALL Family of Companies in …

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Woolpert Welcomes Midwest Aviation Engineering and Construction Leader Gotschall

COLUMBUS, OH — David Gotschall, a leader in aviation engineering and construction, joins Woolpert as a Project Manager. Gotschall has 34 years of experience in the design and construction of airfields, roadways, and underground utilities, as well as in project coordination and communication, contract management, and budget management.

Gotschall …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Ward as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) hires Cody Ward to serve as its new Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Ward will be tasked with the research and implementation of long-term growth strategies for the heavy equipment distributor.

“We had the good fortune to discover Cody through one of …

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Nelch Promoted to Tarlton Project Director

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Andrew Nelch, LEED AP, to Project Director.

Nelch began his career with Tarlton in April 2006 as a Project Engineer. In August 2018 he was promoted to Senior Project Manager, having previously …

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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Modjeski and Masters Selected as Design Engineer of Record for Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

PARKERSBURG, WV — Modjeski and Masters has been selected by Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) as the Engineer of Record for the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation. As part of the PBP team, Modjeski and Masters will provide all of the design engineering services for the steel truss and girder bridge that …

Cushing joins Zurich NA as Head of Construction Casualty

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Zurich North America Head of Construction Kelly Kinzer announces that Tobias “Toby” Cushing has joined Zurich as Head of Construction Casualty for U.S. National Accounts, which serves large corporate and captive customers.

Cushing comes to Zurich from The Hartford, where he most recently was Head of Construction …

ABC Names United Group Services Contractor of the Year

WEST CHESTER, OH — Associated Builders and Contractors names United Group Services (UGS), headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, its 2022 Contractor of the Year. This award recognizes contractor companies for corporate integrity and commitment to safety, professional development, and expert craftsmanship. The award was presented at the 32nd annual Excellence …

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Woolpert Hires Lesko as Construction Management and Inspection Team Leader

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Woolpert announces it has hired Ian Lesko as Construction Management and Inspection Team Leader. Lesko will lead Woolpert’s Midwest construction management staff and services, with a focus on aviation and roads and bridges throughout the region. He will work out of the firm’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office.

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HNTB Names Ivy Central States Office Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation names Gretchen Ivy, PE, as Central States Office Leader, overseeing offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa. A Vice President based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Ivy brings more than two decades of experience in delivering innovative projects and policy guidance to …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Kentucky and Ohio

LEXINGTON, KY — HDR projects in Kentucky and Ohio received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on …

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Minnich Manufacturing Educates Dealer Network Through Minnich University

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, recently launched Minnich University — a program aimed at educating Minnich dealer sales teams with essential product knowledge and hands-on demonstrations.

Minnich University is held four times a year at Minnich …

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KAI Design Welcomes Wagoner as Project Architect in St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Jake Wagoner, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED Green Associate, as Project Architect at its St. Louis office.

Wagoner has 13 years of industry design experience, with expertise in conceptual design layout, evidence-based design, sustainable building practices, and construction administration.

As …

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KAI Design Hires Clark as Senior Architectural Designer in St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Scott Clark, Assoc. AIA, as Senior Architectural Designer at its St. Louis, Missouri, office.

Clark’s new role includes contributing to the design process to prepare presentations and documents during schematic design, design development, and construction documents. He capitalizes on …

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Tarlton Announces Promotions of Julius, Phinney, and Picha

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, announces the 2021 promotions of three members of its operations team — Brian Julius, John Phinney, and Andrew Picha — to Project Manager.

Julius started with Tarlton in May 2016 as a …

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Duane Mueller Recognized as Top 100 CEO by Titan 100

ST. LOUIS, MO — Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP announce Duane Mueller, CEO of Cissell Mueller Construction Inc. (CMCI), as a 2022 Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes St. Louis’ Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives as the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry …

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KWK Architects Designs New Mass Spectrometry Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis took another step toward transforming its education spaces to meet its modern vision with the recent completion of a new Mass Spectrometry Center designed by KWK Architects.

Constructed on the fourth floor of the Medical School’s 4444 …

Abolt Named Lead of AECOM’s Energy Business

CHICAGO, IL — AECOM announces Bill Abolt has been named Lead of its U.S. Energy practice, based in the Chicago, Illinois, office. Abolt will spearhead efforts to broaden AECOM’s next-generation energy initiatives and further develop a national network to manage grid modernization, vehicle electrification, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

“With …

Luby Equipment Promotes Swafford to Used Equipment Manager

FENTON, MO — Luby Equipment Services announces that Jenny Swafford is the new Used Equipment Manager. Swafford's former position was the Global Used Sales Representative for the past three years, and she has been based at the corporate headquarters in Fenton, Missouri.

“Jenny has done an excellent job supporting our …

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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Yanmar Compact Equipment Honors Vermeer Midwest as 2021 Dealer of the Year

CHESTERFIELD, MO — Yanmar Compact Equipmentrecognizes Vermeer Midwest as its 2021 Multi-Location Dealer of the Year.

“Vermeer Midwest took it to a new level this year. Their dedication to representing the Yanmar CE brand and sharing its value with their customers really sets them apart,” said Jeff Pate Director …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as 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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The Korte Company Promotes Several Employees into Key Positions

ST. LOUIS, MO — Derek Brauer has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Procurement of The Korte Company and is responsible for managing new business development as well as directing preconstruction activities. Brauer began his career at The Korte Company in 2000 as a Project Engineer. He was also …

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Todd Korte to Serve as Executive Chairman, Brent Korte Promoted to President & CEO of The Korte Company

ST. LOUIS, MO — Todd Korte will begin his role as Executive Chairman of The Korte Company after serving 21 years as the company’s President & CEO.

Brent Korte, The Korte Company’s former Chief Operating Officer was named the company’s new President & CEO. In the 63-year history of …

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HNTB Adds Pfeiffer as Roadway Department Manager in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Travis Pfeiffer, PE, joins HNTB as Roadway Department Manager in the firm’s St. Louis office, helping deliver large-scale infrastructure projects across Missouri and Illinois.

Prior to joining HNTB, Pfeiffer was a Senior Highway Engineer and Project Manager for another consulting firm. His expertise covers various …

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SITE Improvement Association Board Elects Moriarity President

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Board of Directors of the SITE Improvement Association elects Pat Moriarity as President, Kevin Keenoy as Vice President, and Steve Roden as Secretary/Treasurer for 2022. Moriarity is President of Concrete Strategies, LLC, Keenoy is Co-Owner of GS Grinding Services, and Roden is President …

Heritage Construction + Materials Announces Dillon as Chief Executive Officer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Heritage Construction + Materials (HC+M) announces the appointment of Geoff Dillon as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dillon succeeds former CEO Jim Fehsenfeld, who will transition from CEO to the Vice Chair of HC+M’s board of directors.

“Geoff is a leader who deeply cares about …

Riley Joins HDR to Lead Transportation Practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Joe Riley, P.E., joins HDR as the Area Transportation Manager for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Based in the Philadelphia office, Riley will partner with the transportation teams throughout each state to provide clients with solutions. He will coordinate appropriate staff and resources, oversee key projects, …

From Home Business to National Success

With 50 years under its belt, Raimonde Drilling Corporation (RDC) has been providing drilling and subsurface sampling services since 1971. RDC’s services include vertical and angle drilling into soil and bedrock formations for a variety of purposes, from mineral exploration and environmental investigations to geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling. The …

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Western Specialty Contractors Branch in Cleveland Takes Home Top Industry Honors

CLEVELAND, OH — The Western Specialty Contractors branch in Cleveland, Ohio, is ending the year’s fourth quarter on a high note by receiving a top industry award. Western’s Cleveland branch was honored with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Northern Ohio Chapter’s Industry Partner of the Year Award.

Established …

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Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers Names Fisher Partner

FORT WAYNE, IN — Barton-Coe-Vilamaa Architects & Engineers (BCV) announces the promotion of Karen Fisher to Partner. As a Registered Architect and employee of BCV since 2012, Fisher brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm’s K-12 clients, as it relates to architectural design and implementation in educational facilities.

“I …

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Schmidt Associates Hires Ekser as Architectural Graduate

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates, a regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, hires Elif Ekser as an Architectural Graduate.

An Istanbul, Turkey native, Ekser, along with her identical twin sister, attended Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts where they received Bachelor of Architecture degrees. From 2010 to …

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Marchesi Sr. Honored with President's Award from Site Improvement Association

ST. LOUIS, MO — Frank Marchesi, Sr., of Bi-State Utilities Co., has received the President’s Award from the SITE Improvement Association in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization. The award is SITE’s highest honor and is given to a member who has provided …

Birkey’s Transfers 100 Percent Ownership of Company to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Birkey’s Farm Store, headquartered in Champaign, is now 100 percent employee-owned, as it has transitioned its business structure to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

“Our employees are the reason for our success, and creating the ESOP will recognize and reward them for their efforts going …

USGBC Ohio Announces its 2022 Leaders

COLUMBUS, OH — USGBC Ohio announces the members of the 2022 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of Ohio green building professionals volunteer time and resources to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional, and global goals. MLAB members were selected …

Vogele
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Brandeis Machinery
Seiler Instrument Announces the Acquisition of Assets to Expand its Presence as a Geospatial Solutions Provider in Iowa and Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Precision Midwest to provide Trimble Geospatial products and solutions for the state of Iowa, all of northern Illinois, and the northwest counties of Lake and Porter, Indiana. The asset purchase of Precision Midwest located in …

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Baxter & Woodman Appoints Washkowiak to Chief Innovation Officer, Fluhr to Vice President of Transportation

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers announces the promotion of Matthew D. Washkowiak, PE, to Chief Innovation Officer and the promotion of Jason J. Fluhr, PE, PTOE, to Vice President of Transportation.

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Washkowiak will drive innovation strategies within the company and …
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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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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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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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BOMAG Americas, CMW Equipment Expand Coverage in Missouri and Southern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — BOMAG Americas announces the expansion of its partnership with CMW Equipment in Missouri. CMW Equipment will help pave the way for growth in Missouri’s and southern Illinois’ roadbuilding and construction markets.

“Joining with BOMAG Americas to provide their equipment to our customers makes for a great …

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KAI Design Hires Keefer as Senior Project Manager in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Charles Keefer, AIA, NCARB as a Senior Project Manager at its St. Louis office.

With more than 20 years of experience in both architecture and project management, Keefer has been exposed throughout his career to a wide range of projects, …

Strader Promoted to Vice President for Bramco-MPS

LOUISVILLE, KY — Bramco-Material Processing Solutions (MPS), a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of its General Manager, Mark Strader, to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective January 1, 2022.

“Mark joined Bramco-MPS five years ago and brought …

Brandeis Machinery Announces Promotion of Young to Vice President

LOUISVILLE, KY — Brandeis Machinery, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Chip Young, General Manager, Material Handing and Technology Solutions to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective, January 1, 2022.

“Chip has done an outstanding …

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Schmidt Associates Announces Retirement of Judd

LOUISVILLE, KY — After enjoying a 40-year career in architecture, Associate Arnold "Arne" Judd AIA, LEED AP is retiring from Schmidt Associates. Judd is a registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Judd was inspired by his father who was Lead Partner in Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan (known as …

Kleemann
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Brandeis Machinery
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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, …

Hafer Announces Strategic Expansion

CARBONDALE, IL — Hafer announces a strategic expansion into two new markets with the acquisition of hmb ARCHITECTS LLC in Carbondale, Illinois, and the opening of a new branch in Columbus, Ohio. hmb ARCHITECTS LLC is an architecture and interior design firm with a suite of clients spanning the United …

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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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JLL Project and Development Services Announces Yazbec as National Sector Lead

CHICAGO, IL — JLL Project and Development Services (PDS) announces Mike Yazbec as National Sector Lead, Americas PDS. In this newly created role, Yazbec will oversee business growth across the commercial real estate sectors of office, industrial, retail, life sciences, hospitality, health care, higher education, sports, and entertainment, while driving …

Epiroc
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Brandeis Machinery
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Humphrey Named USACE Louisville District Operations Division Chief

LOUISVILLE, KY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announces that Waylon Humphrey has been selected to serve as the new Operations Division Chief for the district, effective November 22, 2021.

As the Chief of Operations Division, Humphrey will have responsibility for overall direction, staff management, and …

HNTB Vice President Honored with National Leadership Impact Award

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB announces that Chicago Office Leader and Vice President Albert Sosa is an honoree of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation’s 2021 Leadership Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding leaders in transportation whose professional careers reflect strong and consistent contributions toward industry advocacy, driving …

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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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Choi Joins HDR as Design Principal in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Jae Choi, AIA, NCARB, joins HDR as Design Principal for the Chicago architecture studio.

In his role, Choi will champion design excellence initiatives for the local office and region, helping to advance successful, sustainable design solutions for clients in the health, science, education, and civic sectors. …

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Simmons Named Associate, Client Liaison at Schmidt Associates

LOUISVILLE, KY — Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates names Ben Simmons, AIA, LEED AP, to the position of Associate, Client Liaison for the Louisville, Kentucky, office. Simmons is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

A 2003 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Simmons has spent the last 16 years …

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Abercrombie Named Senior Project Architect/Project Manager at Schmidt Associates

LOUISVILLE, KY — Indianapolis, Indiana-based Schmidt Associates has named Sean W. Abercrombie, AIA, LEED AP, to the position of Senior Project Architect/Project Manager for the Louisville, Kentucky, office. Abercrombie is a Registered Architect in the state of Indiana and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. …

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Brandeis Machinery Expands Reach into West Virginia

LOUISVILLE, KY — Brandeis Machinery, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the authorized Komatsu distributor in eight counties in the western region of West Virginia. The counties of Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Wyoming, Mcdowell, and Mercer will now be serviced by Brandeis Machinery out of the Stanville, …

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Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor Project Bolsters Economic Activity and Involvement of New Workers and Subcontractors

When the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) set out to build a new boulevard in the area known as the “Forgotten Triangle” on Cleveland’s southeast side, they not only created a project to boost economic activity and mobility, but also included contract requirements that will help local residents and future …

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SmithGroup Hires Buchberger to Expand Business Development in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup hires Susanne “Charli” Buchberger to serve as Director of Business Development at its Chicago office.

Possessing nearly 25 years of experience, Buchberger will draw upon her expertise to expand the office’s portfolio of work across the higher education, health, science & technology, urban design, workplace, and …

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WSP USA’s Adams Elected to COMTO National Board Chair

CHICAGO, IL — Tanya Adams, Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity at WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy, has been elected Chair of the National Board of Directors for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) for the 2021-23 term.

“I am humbled and honored that …

Sennebogen LLC
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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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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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Minnich Manufacturing Awarded GOMACO’s 2020 Supplier of the Year

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, has been recognized as GOMACO Corporation’s 2020 Supplier of the Year. The award was presented to Minnich for its dedicated effort and continued partnership toward GOMACO’s business success for 2020 …

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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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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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KWK Architects Hires Walters as Project Architect

ST. LOUIS, MO — KWK Architects announces that it has expanded its staff with the recent hiring of Project Architect John Walters, RA. As Project Architect, Walters will work on KWK’s higher education and student housing projects, both locally and across the country.

“John is an outstanding, versatile architect …

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HOK Expands Leadership Team in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tony Raya has been promoted from Senior Project Architect to Technical Principal, joining Margaret McDonald, Angelo Arzano, and Eli Hoisington on HOK's St. Louis office leadership team.

Since joining the St. Louis studio 21 years ago, Raya has played a key role in …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Bazula as Senior Sales/Project Manager at Chicago, Indianapolis Branches

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors hires Martin Bazula as a Senior Sales/Project Manager working with its Chicago Façade/Concrete and Indianapolis Branches.

Bazula brings more than 20 years of experience specializing in historic masonry and concrete restoration. In his new position, he will be responsible for overall restoration project …

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William Klingner of Klingner and Associates in Quincy, Illinois, Named ACEC Young Professional of the Year

QUINCY, IL — William Klingner, P.E., CFM, a Project Engineer at Klingner and Associates in Quincy, Illinois, has been named one of five Young Professionals of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the business voice of the nation’s engineering and design industry.

ACEC’s annual Young …

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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 …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Thoman Joins Luby Equipment as the New Territory Manager for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Luby Equipment Services announces that Bob Thoman has joined the company as a Territory Manager. He is responsible for the sales territory encompassed by Luby’s Springfield, Illinois, branch.

“Bob has over 10 years of construction and agricultural equipment experience in the Midwest and has consistently shown initiative …

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Bals Joins Burns & McDonnell, Propelling Firm’s Design-Build Offerings for Data Centers

COLUMBUS, OH — As the data center market continues its rapid growth worldwide, David Bals will expand Burns & McDonnell’s comprehensive services for mission-critical projects. With more than 25 years of multinational experience, Bals will bolster the firm’s data center service offerings, including design-build project delivery, modular construction, and prefabrication …

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Fleet Cost & Care Hires Scheck to Lead Sales & Business Development

DETROIT, MI — Fleet Cost & Care (FCC) announces that long-time construction executive Rick Scheck has joined the company as Senior Director of Sales and Business Development. Scheck has more than 25 years of work experience in large construction and engineering firms focusing on cultivating client and industry relationships, construction, …

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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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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 …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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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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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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HNTB Names Sosa Office Leader in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation names Albert Sosa, PE, an industry veteran with 25 years of leadership in transportation and infrastructure, to head the firm’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Through previous roles in both public and private sectors, Sosa brings a history of developing stakeholder relationships and creating an understanding …

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Volvo Construction Equipment Names 2020 Dealer of the Year

DETROIT, MI — Volvo Construction Equipment names Alta Equipment Company its 2020 Dealer of the Year in North America. The Dealer of the Year award recognizes the North American dealership that best promotes the Volvo brand and the company’s core strategies: to provide the highest uptime in the industry, offer …

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Applied Engineering Services Names Miles as New President

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Applied Engineering Services, an Indianapolis-based consulting engineering firm, announces the appointment of Dan Miles, PE, LEED AP, as President.

Miles began his engineering career in 1987 and joined Applied Engineering in 2015. He became a Principal, shareholder, and member of the Board of Directors in …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH Indiana
SITECH Ohio
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West Side Tractor Expands Product Offerings with Hitachi Mining Equipment

LISLE, IL — West Side Tractor Sales has expanded their equipment offerings with the Hitachi mining product line in Illinois and several counties in Northwest Indiana. This additional contract adds to the dealership’s Hitachi construction products already available. Started in 1962, West Side Tractor is a John Deere and Hitachi …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Nelson as Sales & Operations Manager for St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Matt Nelson as Sales & Operations Manager for its St. Louis location. Nelson will be responsible for St. Louis’ branch operations, including oversight of its parts, service, sales, and rental departments.

Nelson most recently served as Director of Product Improvement 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 …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

Braughton Joins HNTB in Columbus as Senior Project Manager

COLUMBUS, OH — Bud Braughton, PE, former Senior Project Manager with the City of Columbus Department of Public Service Division of Design and Construction, joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Columbus office. Braughton brings more than 30 years of professional experience in project management, electrical …

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Moore Joins HDR as East Region Civil Works Lead

COLUMBUS, OH — David Moore joins HDR as the East Region Civil Works Lead. Moore brings knowledge in planning, civil design, construction, risk-informed decision-making practices, consequences analysis, and flood hydrology for dam and levee safety programs.

He has also delivered multiple Federal Emergency Management Agency Levee Certification reports for local …

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 …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Meeker Named Director of HOK Experience Design

CHICAGO, IL — Daniel Meeker is stepping up to become Director of HOK’s Experience Design practice. Committed to understanding the whole sensory experience and the complete journey of people within the built environment, Meeker has spent his professional career bringing interpretation and identity to experiential graphics, wayfinding, and brand …

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Runnion Equipment Expands Sales Team with Addition of Regnier

HODGKINS, IL — Runnion Equipment Company continues its growth by adding Jake Regnier to the Sales Team. Customers in Central and Southern Indiana as well as Central Illinois will be able to take advantage of Regnier's knowledge and experience in providing truck-mounted equipment to contractors and municipalities.

“I am certainly …

Case  - Utility
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Burris Equipment
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Curry Supply Appoints Brun as Regional Sales Manager

MARTINSBURG, PA — In a strategic move to strengthen Curry Supply’s footprint in its Great Lakes sales territory, the company announces John Brun, West Virginia resident, as a Regional Sales Manager. Brun will personify Curry Supply’s corporate values while applying his experience in the heavy equipment industry to …

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Ditch Witch Mid-States Skid Steer Attachments Create Multi-Functional Machines

Ditch Witch Mid-States, an underground utility and light construction equipment dealership, offers equipment and services to professionals that work in site reclamation, landscape construction, tree service, and rental – as well as those that locate, install, and remediate pipe and cable underground. The dealer’s service and application specialists live …

Sandvik Sees Growth After Acquiring Allied Construction Products

CLEVELAND, OH — What will the Sandvik acquisition mean to longtime distributors and end-users of Allied Construction Products’ breakers and compactors?

“We are going to continue to do right what Allied has done right for many years,” said Jonas Lindqvist, who was named Managing Director of the company …

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. …

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 …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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SmithGroup Elevates Torskiy to Health Care Strategist

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, promotes Vladislav (Vlad) Torskiy to the role of Health Strategist. Torskiy, a Principal based in SmithGroup's Chicago office, is responsible for leading the firm's strategic planning services and continuing the growth of its team of health strategy experts.

Torskiy is a …

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SmithGroup Names Gregg Health Studio Leader in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — SmithGroup has named Health Care Planning and Design Specialist Tim Gregg, AIA, ACHA to lead the Health studio at its Chicago, Illinois, office. Gregg moves into this position following the promotion of Vlad Torskiy to Health Strategist for the firm’s national Health Practice.

In this role, Gregg …

Haberberger Inc. Welcomes Three New Employees to its Team

ST. LOUIS, MO — Haberberger Inc., the St. Louis-based mechanical contractor, announces the addition of Richard Lackey, Sam Haberberger, and Kyle Jones to the company’s growing team.

Lackey was recently hired as Vice President of Sheet Metal Operations and brings with him more than 40 years of …

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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. …

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Gore Joins Takeuchi as Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Manager

FORT MILL, SC — Luschen "Lou" Gore joins Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, as its new Regional Business Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. Gore will be responsible for all sales development and activity in that multi-state region, …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Johnson as Chief Human Resources Officer

ST.LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors announces the hiring of Brad Johnson as Chief Human Resources Officer at its St. Louis, Missouri, headquarters.

In his new position, Johnson is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of Western’s business initiatives, as well as augmenting the overall strategic …

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Three Crews Working Simultaneously and Utility Surprises Require Constant Scheduling Adjustments in Toledo’s I-475 Widening Project

Before the international Solheim Cup golf tournament comes to Toledo, Ohio, at the end of August 2021, Miller Bros. Const., Inc. (MBC), of Archbold, Ohio, needs to expand 2.2 miles of Interstate 475 (including four bridges) from four to six lanes, add a new interchange, widen over a mile of …

Tadano Adds Alta Equipment Company as Authorized Distributor

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Tadano announces it has added Alta Equipment Company as an authorized distributor of Tadano all terrain and rough terrain cranes, as well as Demag all terrain cranes and Tadano-Mantis telescopic boom crawler cranes, in Illinois and Indiana.

“We are excited to add the Tadano crane product line …

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CK Power Acquires Crawler Carrier Manufacturer, Terramac

ELBURN, IL — CK Power, a manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of power generation and off-highway mobile power solutions, has acquired Terramac. Terramac is a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers. The acquisition will allow CK Power to expand their equipment offerings and capabilities with Terramac carriers in …

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ERMCO, Inc. Announces Promotions to Strengthen Leadership and Enhance Client Experience

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Following a successful year in which the company was able to grow in spite of a tough economic environment, ERMCO promotes David Peterson to Executive Vice President and COO. With responsibility for all external operations, Peterson helps guide the company’s efforts from pursuit through construction and helps …

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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 …

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 …

Takeuchi Dealer Skyworks, LLC. Expands into Cleveland Market

CLEVELAND, OH — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces that current dealer Skyworks LLC. expanded into the Cleveland, Ohio, market. Skyworks will now offer the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders from this new location. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be …

Haberberger Names Steve Haberberger, Jr. as President and CEO

ST. LOUIS, MO — Haberberger, Inc., a mechanical contractor in the St. Louis area that was founded in 1948, announces that Steve Haberberger, Jr. will succeed Neil Haberberger as President and CEO. The succession is part of a generational transition that has been in process for four years. Steve …

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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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SmithGroup Hires Hill to Expand Business Development in the Midwest

PITTSBURGH, PA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has hired Carla Hill to serve as Director of Business Development for its Detroit and Pittsburgh offices. As a regional resource, Hill will support the company’s Higher Education and Health Practices, expanding the firm’s opportunity pipeline and connecting clients in need …

Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds Alta Equipment Company to North American Distribution Network

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) announces the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Alta Equipment Company. Alta is a provider of industrial forklifts, heavy construction equipment, and warehouse solutions. With six Hyundai dealerships across Illinois, Alta Equipment Company will be …

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. …

ARA Rental Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the equipment and event rental industry at the national or international level. This year’s inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor, will be recognized at The ARA …

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 …

Vogele
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Brandeis Machinery
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Schnelle Promoted to Vice President and Dayton Region Leader at Messer Construction Co.

DAYTON, OH — Messer Construction Co. announces the promotion of Matt Schnelle from Operations Vice President to Vice President and Region Leader for the Dayton, Ohio, office. He will oversee all operations and administrative departments throughout the Dayton region.

“I’m honored to lead our 100 employees here in Dayton and …

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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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E&B Paving and Indiana DOT Partner to Provide Additional Lanes for I-65

After over two years of construction, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has completed its I-65 Southeast Indiana Project. The completion of the project means the heavily-used section of Interstate 65 between U.S. 50 in Seymour and State Road 58 in Walesboro now has three lanes of travel in each …

Alta Equipment Group to Acquire Martin Implement Sales, Inc.

CHICAGO, IL — Alta Equipment Group Inc. announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Martin Implement Sales, Inc., a privately held premium equipment distributor with three branches in the Chicago metro area.

Martin has a range of new and used equipment available for sale or …

Alta Equipment Group to Acquire Howell Tractor and Equipment, LLC

GARY, IN — Alta Equipment Group Inc. (Alta) announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Howell Tractor and Equipment, LLC., a privately held heavy equipment dealer serving Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

Howell Tractor has a range of heavy construction, mining, material handling, and crane …

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Fecon Announces Stanley as Senior Vice President of Product Development

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the promotion of Jeff Stanley to Senior Vice President of Product Development, a new position within the company. In his new role, Stanley is responsible for all phases of product design and development.

He joined the company in 2005 as a Product Development Engineer before …

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Molly McShane Named Second CEO in The McShane Companies’ 35 Year History

ROSEMONT, IL — National real estate development and construction services provider The McShane Companies announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Molly McShane as Chief Executive Officer. Molly previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer.

"During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead The …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Jeffries as New Safety Director

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors announces the appointment of Alex Jeffries of Ballwin, Missouri, as its Safety Director.

Jeffries will be responsible for directing, developing, and overseeing the general health and safety policies of the organization, plus ensuring compliance with OSHA and other state, local, and industry-specific regulations. …

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

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

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

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$8.5B O’Hare 21 Project Promotes Partnerships and Unbundled Trade Packages to Create Opportunities for Small and Diverse Firms

As Chicago O’Hare International Airport undertakes the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 project, the biggest expansion effort in the airport’s 60-year history, they’ve included ambitious goals for participation by small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses, as well as a diverse workforce.

Bowa Construction of Chicago, an MBE and DBE firm, plays a …

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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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Stantec Bolsters US Federal Program with Addition of French as Federal Major Programs Capture Leader

ST. LOUIS, MO — Global design firm Stantec has expanded its U.S. Federal Program with the strategic hire of Michelle French, CIH, as Federal Major Programs Capture Leader (MPCL). This addition enhances the firm’s ability to serve its federal clients and support the broader objectives of Stantec’s federal strategy. …

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KAI Engineering Hires Timms as Director of Plumbing and Fire Protection

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Engineering announces the addition of Barry Timms, CPD as Director of Plumbing and Fire Protection. In his new position, Timms will lead plumbing, industrial, and fire protection design for a variety of projects, in addition to managing accounts and processes within the engineering department.

Timms …

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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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Kokosing, Inc. Announces New Leadership

COLUMBUS, OH — The Kokosing, Inc. Board of Directors announces the election of Wm. Brett Burgett and Wm. Bryce Burgett to co-CEOs of Kokosing, Inc. After 47 years of service, Wm. Brian Burgett will continue as Chairman of the board.

“Both Brett’s and Bryce’s careers started with shovels in their …

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Diamond Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Midwest Dealer of the Year

EVANSVILLE, IN — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has awarded Diamond Equipment as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Midwest Region. Takeuchi’s Midwest Region Business Manager Paul Wade presented the award to members of Diamond Equipment at their Evansville, Indiana, location.

Diamond Equipment was awarded after …

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Runnion Equipment Adds Pielli to Sales Team

HODGKINS, IL — Runnion Equipment Company is growing its sales team with the addition of John Pielli.

Pielli has almost 30 years of crane experience both as a mechanic and salesman, working previously for Hiab. He will be focusing on the Northern Illinois area, making sure that his customers …

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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 …

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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 …

SITECH Mid-America and SITECH Midway Established to Serve Regional Civil Construction Contractors

ELGIN, IL — Trimble announces that two SITECH Technology Dealers have been established to serve civil construction contractors. SITECH Mid-America will serve Southern Illinois, Southern Missouri, and portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, and SITECH Midway will serve Eastern Iowa, Northeast Missouri, Northern and Central Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties …

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Lafleur Joins HNTB as Office Leader in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation has named Kristi Lafleur, an industry veteran with 20 years of leadership in transportation and infrastructure, to head the firm’s Chicago office. Lafleur, who starts in her new role in August, takes the reins from Mark Becherer, PE, who is transitioning to a …

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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, …

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PRINOTH Announces New Representation in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — PRINOTH announces MacAllister Machinery as the newest partner in its dealer network. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with locations throughout Indiana, MacAllister will provide vehicle rental, sales, parts, and service for the PRINOTH PANTHER tracked carriers in Indiana. PRINOTH is excited to add MacAllister to their offering of …

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KAI Design Expands with Addition of Andresen as Project Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI Design announces the hiring of Michael Andresen, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, as Project Manager.

As Project Manager, Andresen acts as the primary point of contact and the liaison between the owner/client and the design team on both public and private projects. He is responsible …

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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 …

Vogele
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Brandeis Machinery
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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

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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 …

Stevenson Crane Service Earns National Recognition

BOLINGBROOK, IL — The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC), based in Washington, D.C., recently celebrated the safe workplace achievements of Stevenson Crane Service Inc. (SCS), a heavy lifting equipment company located in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

SCS received a Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health in the …

BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the 2020 Presidential Merit Scholarship and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients of …

Longtime Jeffers Crane Service General Manager Bucher Retires

LIMA, OH — A fixture at Jeffers Crane Service, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, is hanging up his hard hat after 32 years. Jeffers’ General Manager Butch Bucher’s last day on the job was on July 2, 2020.

Bucher’s professional life began in construction …

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Muncie Power Products Adds Doucett as Regional Sales Manager

MUNCIE, IN — Muncie Power Products, Inc. announces Bob Doucett as Regional Sales Manager for the East. As Muncie Power continues to grow, the company is investing in Regional Sales Manager positions to assure continued field sales representation.

Doucett, who has been with Muncie Power for five years, will focus …

Stanley Consultants Adds Bobb to its Water Team

MUSCATINE, IA — Kjrsten Bobb joins Stanley Consultants in its Iowa operations and will support clients there and in west central Illinois and northern Missouri. Based in Muscatine, Iowa, Stanley Consultants is a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental, and construction services.

Bobb will work to meet clients’ water, wastewater, and …

AED Promotes McCabe to Vice President of Education and Programs

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) promotes Liz McCabe to Vice President of Education and Programs.

“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Liz McCabe to the position of Vice President of Education and Programs,” said AED President & CEO Brian McGuire. “In her new role, Liz …

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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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Metal Construction Association Announces Henry as Executive Director, Hielscher Retires

CHICAGO, IL — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) welcomes Jeff Henry, MBA CAE, as Executive Director. Henry has cultivated a passion and deep respect for associations over his 30-year career in association management. He is a Certified Association Executive, a title earned by fewer than 5 percent of association …

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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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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 …

Lifting Firm Adds MacMillan as Director of Engineering

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Illinois-based Stevenson Crane Service Inc. announces that it has recently added Jess MacMillan, PE, as the company’s new Director of Engineering. He brings more than 22 years of experience from numerous aspects of the construction industry, including project management, engineering, sales, and executive management.

“Our clients …

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 …

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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KAI Announces Appointment of McMinn as Design Principal

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces that Tim McMinn, AIA has been named Design Principal. McMinn was previously Director of Architecture at KAI. As Design Principal, McMinn is responsible for the overall creative direction, solution development, and quality of architectural design at KAI supporting offices in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and …

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Indianapolis MacAllister Machinery Co. Celebrates 75 Years

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indianapolis headquartered MacAllister Machinery Co., the Indiana Caterpillar dealer, privately owned by President and CEO Chris MacAllister, has had momentum and horsepower since its origination in 1945. A good team, steady growth of its operations, and adapting and expanding product lines for customers have all …

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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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Takeuchi Announces Luby Equipment Services as Exclusive St. Louis Dealer

ST. LOUIS, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, introduces Luby Equipment Services as the exclusive St. Louis dealer. The company has three locations in the St. Louis metro area.

Luby Equipment will carry the full lineup of Takeuchi equipment, including excavators, track loaders, skid steer loaders, and wheel …

Stevenson Crane Service Earns Two International Awards

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Illinois-based Stevenson Crane Service Inc. (SCS) recently earned two international awards for crane and rigging safety based on performance numbers that greatly exceeded industry standards.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), an international trade association with more than 1,400 members from 46 nations, recognized SCS with …

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Schmidt Associates Adds Butwin as New Studio Lead

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates welcomes Richard Butwin, PE, as a Client Liaison and the leader of the firm’s Workplace and Lifestyle Studios. He will work closely with Schmidt Associates Principals and design staff to enhance client success and guide studio growth.

Butwin, a licensed …

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Takeuchi Hires Spicer as Regional Product Manager for the Midwest

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, hires Jim Spicer as a new Regional Product Manager for the Midwest, effective immediately.

As Regional Product Manager, Spicer will be responsible for dealer sales training, supporting national accounts and national account training, and growing the dealer retail business and …

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Birkey’s Construction Equipment Kicks Off 2020 Parts Days

BLOOMINGTON, IL — The 2020 Birkey’s Construction Equipment Annual Parts Days Open Houses recently kicked off with their open house in Bloomington, Illinois.

From February 3rd through March 31st, 11 of Birkey’s locations hosted open houses and offered parts discounts in celebration of Parts Days. The remaining six locations will …

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KAI Hires Simmons as New Managing Partner

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Brad Simmons, FAIA to the new position of Managing Partner. Simmons has more than 35 years of regional, national, and global experience. Simmons had worked collaboratively with KAI on joint projects for the past 20 years through his former employer, Jacobs, …

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Caterpillar Announces Appointment of Heminger as New Vice President

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc., announces that its board of directors has appointed Pam Heminger a company Vice President. Heminger will have responsibility for Caterpillar’s Strategic Procurement Division.

Heminger has more than 30 years of strategic procurement experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, most recently as the Vice …

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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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USGBC Indiana Announces Members of Market Leadership Advisory Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members and the local branch leadership teams for the Indiana community have been announced.

The U.S. Green Building Council of Indiana (USGBC Indiana) announces the members of the 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board and local branches. The board works with …

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Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Adds New Chair, Vice Chair

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — John W. Briscoe, New London, is the new Chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC), and Michael T. Waters, Orrick, is the new Vice Chair. The commission elected them at its monthly meeting in Jefferson City.

Briscoe and Waters succeed Michael Pace …

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Fecon Hosts Senator Rob Portman

LEBANON, OH — Fecon recently hosted Senator Rob Portman, delegates from the United Way of Warren County, and students involved with Fecon’s apprentice program for a roundtable discussion on workforce development. Fecon has a long history with local high schools and technical colleges, providing training and jobs while students are …

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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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Michael Baker International Announces Stover as Regional Practice Lead - Bridge

LOUISVILLE, KY — Michael Baker International, a provider of engineering, planning, and consulting services, announces that Aaron Stover, PE, SE, has been promoted to Regional Practice Lead - Bridge for the firm's Great Lakes Region. Stover will lead regional efforts to grow the Bridge Practice by broadening the …

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Weber joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Human Resources Director

CHICAGO, IL — Kate Weber, SPHR, joins HNTB Corporation as Associate Vice President and Human Resources Director, supporting offices in West and Central regions, as well as the firm’s enterprise operations unit. She provides leadership in all areas of human resources, including talent acquisition and management, employee relations, benefits, …

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MCA Honors Miller with Larry A. Swaney Award

CHICAGO, IL — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Larry A. Swaney Award to Todd Miller of Isaiah Industries in Piqua, Ohio, in appreciation for his service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were given during MCA's Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, …

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Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Appoints Molidor as Survey Department Manager

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — Baxter & Woodman, Inc. announces the appointment of Joseph Molidor, CST I to the position of Survey Department Manager. Molidor joined Baxter & Woodman in 2003, and has provided construction inspection, survey and drone services during his 17 years with the company.

Molidor is a Certified …

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CDRA Inducts Kurtz into C&D Hall of Fame

INDEPENDENCE, OH — The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) announces John Kurtz as a new inductee to its C&D Hall of Fame. The award will be presented at C&D World 2020 on March 11 in Las Vegas.

The C&D Hall of Fame honors leaders in the Construction and Demolition …

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Graycor Names Wing President and COO

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL — Graycor Inc., a national provider of construction, maintenance and facilities services, announces that David L. Wing has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

“Dave’s strong character, unwavering commitment to clients and colleagues alike, and exemplary record of project delivery during the course of …

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S.M. Wilson Promotes Weber to Project Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — S.M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Josh Weber to Project Manager. As Project Manager, he will be responsible for leadership and coordination for all aspects of the project(s) and is accountable for the project’s success, as well as the success of the project stakeholders.

Weber joined …

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S.M. Wilson Announces Retirement of Wagner, Vice President of Healthcare

ST. LOUIS, MO — S.M. Wilson announces retirement of Vice President of Healthcare, Bill Wagner after 18 years with the company and more than 39 years in the construction industry. During his tenure at S.M. Wilson, Wagner has forged partnerships with industry leaders and built a healthcare project team, leaving …

USGBC Ohio Announces 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board

COLUMBUS, OH — U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ohio announces the members of its 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of Ohio green building professionals volunteer time to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional and global goals.

MLAB members …

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Lee Joins HNTB as Office Leader in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — Sarah Lee, Esq., has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Ohio offices in Columbus and Cleveland. She is based in Columbus.

Lee, an Associate Vice President, brings more than 15 years of industry, legal and entrepreneurial experience to the role, and recognized …

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Central Contractors Service Moving to Expanded Headquarters

ALSIP, IL — Central Contractors Service, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, is unifying its operations into a single, larger yard. The expansion provides 12 acres to contain a more modern logistics hub and operations department, a storage yard and offices and maintenance facilities. The larger …

Fecon Appoints Brandeis Machinery & Supply for Indiana and Western Kentucky

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the appointment of Brandeis Machinery & Supply as their dealer for Indiana and western Kentucky. With locations in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Evansville, Paducah, Louisville, Lexington, Corbin, Stanville and Paducah, Brandeis is one of the largest construction and mining distribution networks in the U.S.

In addition …

Haberberger Recognized by AGC of Missouri with Specialty Contractor of the Year Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc., was recently honored by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC) with the 2019 HVAC/Piping Subcontractor of the Year Award. The award was presented to Haberberger at AGC’s annual Construction Awards Gala, held at River City Casino in …

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Koniarski Named Manager of Water Operations in Chicago for Stanley Consultants

CHICAGO, IL — Stanley Consultants has hired veteran Water Engineer Casey Koniarski to manage its expanding Chicago water and wastewater group. Based in Muscatine, Iowa, Stanley Consultants is a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental and construction services.

Koniarski was most recently Engineering Manager for Horner & Shifrin in the firm’s …

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BCA Gives Out Awards for Service to Northeast Indiana Construction Industry

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the association’s 2019 BCA Service Awards sponsored by Katz, Sapper & Miller. BCA Summit and Gold Medal Awards recognize individuals who have exhibited exemplary performance and strong ethics in their business dealings. These individuals made contributions …

Vogele
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Brandeis Machinery
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AEM Awards $50,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Five nonprofit organizations developing the future of the manufacturing and trades workforces were awarded $10,000 each at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) 2019 Annual Conference as part of their Next Gen Grant Program. The winning organizations — from Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Kansas …

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Principle Construction Celebrates 20th Anniversary

ROSEMONT, IL — Principle Construction Corp. Founders and Owners Mark E. Augustyn and James A. Brucato announce the 20th anniversary of the firm. Augustyn and Brucato established the firm in 1999 to serve developers, REITs, brokerage firms and end users in the Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin markets. …

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Tarlton Garners AGC of Missouri 2019 Construction Keystone Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. recently won a 2019 Construction Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC of Missouri) for its work on the pedestrian bridge at Washington University in St. Louis.

The firm was among 10 winners chosen from a competitive field of 27 finalists …

CTBUH Announces Award of Excellence Winners for Annual Awards Program

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program. The winning projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.

Winners were selected across a …

Highway Contractors Receive 2019 Statewide Safety Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As part of its ongoing effort to lead the Indiana highway, heavy and utility construction industry in the area of workplace safety, Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) presented its 2019 Safety Program Awards at the association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

An independent panel of judges chose the …

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Tarlton Expands Executive Leadership Team with Promotion of Bretz, Rotty and Scarfino

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. announces the expansion of its executive leadership team, naming Jason Bretz, ASHE, Sondra Rotty, LEED AP and Joe Scarfino, CPC, ASHE Vice Presidents of the St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm. The three new vice presidents join the executive leadership team …

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Sheets Rejoins HNTB as Strategic Advisor for Firm’s Infrastructure Clients

COLUMBUS, OH — Adam Sheets has rejoined HNTB Corporation as National Practice Consultant and Vice President. He is based in the firm’s Columbus, Ohio, office. He previously served in a similar role with HNTB from 2015 to 2018.

Sheets brings legal, policy and project management experience with a focus on …

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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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National Crane Announces ALT Sales as an Elite Dealer

RICHFIELD, OH — The Richfield, Ohio-based dealer ALT Sales Corporation (ALT Sales), a member of the ALL Family of Companies, is the newest National Crane Elite Dealer. The announcement was made by Manitowoc at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, where two new National Crane boom trucks were …

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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 …

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Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Announces New Name and Brand

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber (FTC&H), an engineering, architecture, environmental and construction management firm, announces its new company name and brand. Moving to a name more embraced by its staff and clients — Fishbeck — reflects the current expansion and progression of the company. With locations …

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McCann Industries is Named a Case Diamond Dealer for Second Consecutive Year

ADDISON, IL — McCann Industries, Inc. announces that the company has been named a Diamond Dealer by CASE Construction for the second consecutive year. The award was bestowed on only 13 dealers and recognizes organizations in North America for excellence in five categories: sales performance, marketing and communications, product support, …

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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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Methane Rangers, Dirt Demons Bring Home National Gas Rodeo Championship Trophies

INDEPENDENCE, MO — The 2019 National Gas Rodeo, organized by MEA Energy Association and sponsored in part by CASE Construction Equipment, recently held its annual two- and four-person team championship events in Independence, Missouri.

The 2019 overall Rodeo champions in the two-person category were the Methane Rangers (Jason …

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K-Tec Announces Dealers of Excellence

SPENCER, OH — K-Tec Earthmovers recently held their first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event, in Manitoba, Canada. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, traveling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec’s earthmoving product offerings.

As part of the …

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Tarlton Promotes Doerr to Executive Vice President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted industry veteran and Tarlton career employee John Doerr, PE, to Executive Vice President.

Doerr has worked for Tarlton for 36 years, having served since 2002 as Senior Vice President. In his expanded …

Cleveland Vibrator Company Announces Expansion; Moves Headquarters, Manufacturing Facility

CLEVELAND, OH — Cleveland Vibrator Company announces that it has initiated the process of relocating the company’s headquarters and manufacturing operations from Cleveland’s near west side to a larger facility on the city’s south side, according to Craig Macklin, CEO.

“Relocation of headquarters’ personnel and equipment should be complete …

IAAP Annual Golf Outing Raises Nearly $10,000

PEORIA, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producer’s (IAAP) Golf Outing welcomed 166 golfers and was held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Illinois. The outing raised $9,960 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. The IAAP’s Public Information and Education Committee members sold 50/50 raffle …

National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New St. Louis, Missouri Operation

ST. LOUIS, MO — National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, along with trench and traffic safety engineering and OSHA-compliant training classes, announces the opening of a new branch operation in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We’re very excited …

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Vermeer Mid Atlantic Announces Acquisition of Vermeer Northeast

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD — Vermeer Mid Atlantic, an All Roads company, continues its expansion into the industrial equipment industry with the acquisition of Vermeer Northeast, a Pinnacle Award-winning dealer partner of Vermeer Corporation with locations in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The addition of the three locations makes …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Brandeis Machinery
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Kelly Joins HNTB as Senior Technical Advisor in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH — Martha Kelly, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Technical Advisor, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kelly provides services on a range of transportation and Smart Cities programs that HNTB supports across Ohio, Kentucky and throughout the U.S.

Kelly previously served the City of Cincinnati for 33 years …

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Luby Equipment Services Announces Adams as Sales Representative

FENTON, MO — Luby Equipment Services, a St. Louis-based CASE Construction Equipment dealer, announces the hiring of Mike Adams as Sales Representative. He will be replacing industry veteran Don Castens, who recently retired. Prior to Luby Equipment Services, Adams served as General Manager at United Rentals in Springfield …

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Acrow Bridge Appoints Needham as Pricing Analyst

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces the appointment of Randy Needham, formerly New England Region Sales Manager, to the newly-created position of Pricing Analyst. In this role, Needham will collaborate with sales teams in North America to develop pricing strategies to …

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ACEC Illinois Hires Artl to Lead Organization as President and CEO

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL), an engineering trade association, announces Kevin Artl will serve as its new President and CEO. Artl brings more than 20 years of experience in transportation and government, including serving in leadership roles in the United States Senate and …

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Vacuworx Hires Williamson as Regional Sales Manager for Southeast US

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Bruce Williamson has been hired as Regional Sales Manager, Southeast, serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Williamson is a problem solver who prioritizes communication and follow-through as keys to building customer relationships. Based in Panama City …

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Cummins President and COO Freeland Retires, Four Leaders Appointed to New Roles

COLUMBUS, IN — Cummins Inc. announces that President and COO Rich Freeland will retire after 40 years of service with Cummins. As part of Cummins’ successions plans, the following leadership appointments are also taking place, all of which are effective October 15.

• Distribution President Tony Satterthwaite will succeed Freeland …

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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IAAP Selected for 2019 Business Assistance Providers Environmental Leadership Award

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The National Steering Committee (NSC) of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) & Small Business Ombudsmen (SBO) has recognized the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP), headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, for its leadership in the areas of improving environmental performance, pollution prevention, sustainability and mentoring.

The Illinois …

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WTS St. Louis Recognizes Hassard for Work on MLK Bridge

ST. LOUIS, MO — Jerilyn Hassard, PE, SE, recently received the 2019 Innovative Transportation Award from WTS St. Louis. Each year, the award is given to a woman who has led an innovative transportation project. Hassard received the award in recognition of her work on the Martin Luther …

Seiler Instrument Asset Purchase Expands Survey and Technology Services to Michigan

DETROIT, MI — Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Company Inc. acquired the assets of Midwest Survey Supply and Michigan Surveyors Supply operations in Detroit and Lansing, Michigan. The offices in Detroit and Lansing will add to the existing geospatial offices Seiler operates in St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Milwaukee and Indianapolis. …

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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 …

Minnich Manufacturing Owner Jim Minnich Retires, Next Generation to Lead Family Company

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems and concrete dowel pin drills, announces that owner Jim Minnich has retired after more than 25 years with the company.

Jim Minnich led an era of innovation and expansion at Minnich Manufacturing, the business his father …

I Make America Campaign Joins Komatsu to Host Rep. Cheri Bustos in Peoria

PEORIA, IL — I Make America, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) national grassroots campaign, joined Komatsu America Corp. to host Congresswoman Cheri Bustos at their Peoria facility. Komatsu’s Peoria operations are responsible for manufacturing the company’s 200- to 400-ton capacity electric dump trucks for the global mining industry. …

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Pettibone Adds Bracing Systems, Inc. to Dealer Network


BARAGA, MI — Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC announces the addition of Bracing Systems, Inc. to its dealer network. With locations in Hanover Park and Mokena, Illinois, Bracing Systems will primarily focus on sales and service of Traverse telehandlers for northern Illinois and a portion of northwest Indiana.

“We are excited …

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Southeastern Equipment Promotes Appleman to Branch Manager

CAMBRIDGE, OH — Southeastern Equipment Company announces that Clint Appleman is the new Branch Manager for its Heath, Ohio, location. Appleman's responsibilities include overseeing Heath's sales, service and parts teams while ensuring that customers receive excellent service.

"We are lucky to have Clint leading our Heath branch," said Mickey Gourley …

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Southeastern Equipment Promotes Clements to Branch Manager

CAMBRIDGE, OH — Southeastern Equipment Company announces that Marty Clements is the new Branch Manager for Southeastern’s Burlington, Kentucky location. Clements’ responsibilities include overseeing Burlington’s sales, service and parts teams while ensuring that customers receive excellent service.

“I am looking forward to the growth of the Burlington store,” Clements said. …

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Morgan Named Office Leader for HNTB’s Central US Offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa

KANSAS CITY, MO — Tim Morgan, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Central U.S. offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. A Vice President, Morgan has 15 years of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure in the region. He previously served …

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Walter Payton Power Equipment Opens New Facility in Lebanon, Indiana

LEBANON, IN — Walter Payton Power Equipment (WPPE) recently constructed a new facility in Lebanon, Indiana, just south of their previous Lebanon location. The new facility is on four acres of land, with direct visibility and access from interstate I-65. The new location has produced more walk-in traffic and has …

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All Family of Companies Takes Delivery of 1000th Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 Mobile Crane Produced

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Representatives from Liebherr and the ALL Family of Companies recently celebrated a milestone — the handover of the 1,000th LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane ever produced. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the ALL Family of Companies is the largest privately-owned crane rental and sales organization in North America, …

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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 …

Epiroc
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Brandeis Machinery
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KOBELCO USA Adds R.E.P. Rents to Dealer Network

SHELBYVILLE, KY — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding R.E.P. Rents to its nationwide dealer network. R.E.P. Rents will represent the full line of KOBELCO excavators in Kentucky. “Our team is dedicated to renting and selling the top name brands in …

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Tarlton Promotes Korte to Human Resources Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promotes Denise Korte to Human Resources Manager.

Korte has more than 17 years of experience in the human resources industry. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources and Society for Human Resources Certified …

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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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National Demolition Association Elects Godek as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Demolition Association (NDA) announces that Chris Godek of New England Yankee Construction, LLC, in Milford, Connecticut, has been elected the new President of NDA for the 2019-2021 term. The National Demolition Association is an association for demolition professionals, representing nearly 500 demolition companies throughout …

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., …

Epiroc
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Brandeis Machinery
Seventeen HDR Projects Receive National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized 17 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.
Three HDR projects received Grand Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 52nd Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. …

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IRTBA Raises Awareness for Safer Construction Work Zones


CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) was among the organizations present at a recent press conference to raise awareness and advocate for safer work zones at the start of this construction season. IRTBA and agency partners called on motorists to obey work zone laws for …

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


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

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HNTB Welcomes Loftus as Senior Transit Project Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Daniel Loftus, PE, joins HNTB’s Chicago office as Senior Transit Project Manager, continuing a decades-long civil engineering career that has advanced critical transit, rail and roadway projects across the region.

Loftus develops and proactively manages major transportation project scopes, schedules, budgets and teams to deliver …

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Vukelich Joins Stanley Consultants as Client Service Manager

CHICAGO, IL — George Vukelich has joined Stanley Consultants as a Client Service Manager in the firm’s Chicago office. Vukelich will provide business development, client relations and project oversight to municipal and transportation clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Serving clients in Chicago since 1953, Stanley Consultants provides engineering, environmental …

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Keirn Joins HNTB as Principal Engineer in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation welcomes Jeffrey Keirn, PE, to its Chicago office as Principal Engineer. Keirn brings more than 32 years of statewide experience planning, designing, building and maintaining Illinois’ network of highways, roads and bridges. His decades of service to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT); leadership …

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Skender Hires Scopano as Chief Technology Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Skender, a vertically integrated design, construction and manufacturing firm, announces it has hired Stacy Scopano as Chief Technology Officer. Scopano will be charged with ensuring Skender is continually evolving its technological capabilities and integrating innovations across the company.

Scopano’s new role will also include oversight of …

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Franklin Equipment Appoints Repeta as New COO

COLUMBUS, OH — Franklin Equipment recently appointed Tony Repeta as its Chief Operation Officer. Repeta will lead the company in growing each area of the business categories — rental, sales, parts and service — within the contractor, homeowner, municipalities, etc. markets in their 18 locations, across seven states.

“We are …

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Woolpert Senior Consultant Selected to Serve on Board of NIBS Facilities Committee

DAYTON, OH — Woolpert Senior Consultant Emily Herndon, LEED AP, has been selected to serve on the board for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC).
NIBS is a group of industry, government and agency experts who identify and solve issues that would …

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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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Luby Equipment Services Announces Changes in Sales Staff

FENTON, MO — Luby Equipment Services, the St. Louis-based CASE Construction Equipment dealer, announces the promotion of Scott Morga to Territory Manager, Tom Schaedler to Used Equipment Sales Representative, and Daniel Cheney to Sales and Marketing Coordinator.

Morga has been with the company since 2017 and has been responsible …

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Bramco-MPS Announces Strader as New General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY — Bramco-Material Processing Solutions (MPS), a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Mark Strader to General Manager. Strader succeeds Gary Hirsch following his retirement. Bramco-MPS provides crushing, screening, material handling and processing equipment as well as replacement parts and service. The company represents …

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Coultas Selected as New President for Brandeis Machinery and Supply

LOUISVILLE, KY — Brandeis Machinery and Supply, a Bramco company, announces the promotion of David Coultas to President. Coultas succeeds Gene Snowden and assumed his responsibilities for the entire Brandeis operation.

“David Coultas has spent this past year preparing for this role," said Michael Brennan, CEO of Brandeis …

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Cedarapids Adds Powerscreen Crushing & Screening LLC as New Distributor

LOUISVILLE, KY — Powerscreen Crushing & Screening LLC has been announced as the Cedarapids distributor for the state of Alabama. The company is a full-service distributor that focuses on equipment sales, parts and repair of minerals processing equipment, and serves the aggregate, sand and gravel, ready mix and recycling markets …

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The UP Companies Expands with Addition of Hustle UP

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) has expanded its family of companies dedicated to serving owners, general contractors and subcontractors in St. Louis with the addition of Hustle UP.

Hustle UP is an MBE-certified business offering general labor, selective demolition, general clean up, site maintenance and final …

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Haberberger Welcomes Three New Employees to its Team

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based Haberberger, Inc., announces the addition of Jeremy McKinney, Ed Schaffer and Michelle Scott to the mechanical contracting firm’s growing team.
McKinney has joined Haberberger, Inc. as a Project Manager, where he will be responsible for overseeing projects and project estimation. He is …

Birkey’s Kicks Off Annual Customer Appreciation Open Houses

BLOOMINGTON, IL — This year marks 65 years for Birkey’s Farm Store, which began with a very simple seed — the mechanical ability of a couple of farm boys, and their desire to fix things. This is the beginning that set Birkey’s on its course, growing from one small shop …

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 …

Southeastern Equipment Adds Mauldin Paving Products to Indiana Branches

CAMBRIDGE, OH — Southeastern Equipment Co, Inc. now offers Mauldin Paving Products at their Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Evansville locations in Indiana. Mauldin’s products cover the complete road building process — grading with motor graders, tacking with asphalt distributors, paving with pavers and compaction with rollers.

“We are excited to …

Northeast Indiana Contractors Recognized for Jobsite Safety Programs

FORT WAYNE, IN – Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces the winners of its 2019 BCA Gibson Safety Excellence Awards program. These awards honor commercial contractors and individuals who demonstrated outstanding performance in ensuring worker safety on construction jobsites in 2018.

Applicants were judged on several key areas: …

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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 …

KAI Hires Westphal as President of KAI Design, KAI Engineering

ST. LOUIS, MO — KAI announces the appointment of Matt Westphal as President of KAI Design and KAI Engineering.

CEO Michael Kennedy, Jr. announced in January that KAI had undergone a corporate restructuring as parent company KAI Enterprises with four new subsidiaries — KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and …

Vacuworx Adds New Members to North American Sales Team

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces the expansion of its North American sales force with the addition of three new members to their existing team going into 2019. The manufacturer is aligning its sales team to handle key accounts, serve new and existing territories and support a diversified line of vacuum …

McShane announces Molly McShane as Chief Operating Officer

Rosemont, Illinois – James A. McShane, Chief Executive Officer of The McShane Companies, is pleased to announce two executive-level promotions within the company. Molly McShane has been named Chief Operating Officer and Dan McShane named Chief Strategy Officer. Both employees office at the firm’s Rosemont, Illinois national headquarters. …