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Nkenfack Selected for APTA Emerging Leaders Class of 2025

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A key HDR transit design team member has been accepted into the American Public Transportation Association’s Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2025. Theophile "Theo" Nkenfack’s dedication to pursuing innovative transit solutions at HDR led to him being selected from a pool of 71 applicants.

Based …

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Kenosha County Projects Receive 2024 Project of the Year Awards from the Wisconsin Chapter of APWA

BROOKFIELD, WI — The County S expansion project and the County EM highway resurfacing project, both located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, were recently honored with 2024 Project of the Year Awards from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The recognition highlights the achievements and contributions of …

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IEDA Awards Student Technician Scholarship to Western Technical College Student in Wisconsin

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

The recipient is Sam Horstman from Western Technical College in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He was selected from 27 applicants by a …

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FTI's Safety Efforts Recognized by Associated General Contractors, Association of Builders and Contractors

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI), an engineering, construction, manufacturing, and clean energy company with headquarters in Menasha, Wisconsin, was recently recognized with safety awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

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FTI was awarded first …
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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2024 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance announces the winning projects for the 2024 Excellence in Masonry Awards. A panel of judges from around the state evaluated the entries based on design creativity, visual impact and acceptance, inspiring material usage, and the utilization of masonry. The 2024 Excellence in Masonry …

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Interactive Mobile Tour Celebrates Equipment Manufacturing in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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

Stops include a tour of production facilities, …

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Wisconsin DOT Secretary Thompson Elected President of AASHTO

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Craig Thompson takes the lead as President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Thompson served as Vice President of the national organization from 2022-2023.

As President, Thompson will work with other leaders across the country to …

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Faith Technologies Receives AGC 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Award

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

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

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AIA Central States Announces 2023 Excellence in Design Awards

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

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

WUCA Names Wanta Interim Executive Director

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

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AGC of Wisconsin Announces 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Awards Winning Entries

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

According to AGC of Wisconsin, the awards celebrate each …

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Midwest Transportation Leaders Join in Milwaukee for Infrastructure Talks

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

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Suburban Roadway Expansion Named 2023 APWA Project of the Year

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

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

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

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

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Projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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

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

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

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Two Projects in South Dakota Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in …

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

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

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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2023 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

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

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

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

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

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University of Wisconsin South End Zone Cited in National Engineering Competition

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

KLJ Honored with Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in South Dakota

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

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SEH Receives Two Engineering Excellence Awards from ACEC-MN

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

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

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KLJ Engineering Honored with Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in South Dakota

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

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AGC of Wisconsin Announces New Officers and 2023 Board of Directors

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

As …

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

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

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

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

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Transitioning to a Cleaner Energy Future: West Riverside Energy Center Project Wins OCEA Bronze Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the West Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, Wisconsin, as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Bronze Award Winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and …

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

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

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

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AIA Minnesota Announces 2022 Honor Award Recipients

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

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Meyer Receives 2022 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal

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

The 2022 Gold Medal Jury noted the …

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

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

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

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

"A key takeaway …

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West Riverside Energy Center Project Honored with 2022 OCEA Bronze Award

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

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

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

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

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Weesner Family Amphitheater Receives AIA Minnesota 25 Year Award

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

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

Faith Technologies Receives AGC 2022 Build Wisconsin Award

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

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

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Richard A. Smith Named American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow

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

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

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

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Minnesota DOT Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project won a regional award in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

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General John W. Vessey Readiness Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

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

LEO A DALY provided …

Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and …

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

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

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

AEM Hosts Milwaukee Mayor, Local Stakeholders for Infrastructure Event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minnesota has taken steps to make …

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Calhoun Road Project Receives 2022 Excellence in Highway Design Award

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

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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2022 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

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

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ACPA Announces Adams and Meyers as Award Recipients

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

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dave Adams
Following a 15-year career in the aerospace industry, Dave Adams …
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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of …

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

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

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

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Heuer Honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

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

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

City of Richfield Receives ACEC-MN Honor Award

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

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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Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Recognizes Statewide Concrete Design Award Winners

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

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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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Somers Named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

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

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

MAASTO Leadership Transitions, Kansas DOT Secretary Takes the Wheel

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

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KLJ Names Michel as New CEO

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

New President of Butler Machinery Company Announces Expansion

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

2021 BUILD Wisconsin Awards Winning Entries Announced

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

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

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Roberts McKenzie Awarded 2020 Society of American Military Engineers Tudor Medal

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

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Ansera Wins Two National Design Leadership Awards

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

The double wins, announced by …

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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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Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Recognizes Excellence in Concrete Design

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

The award …

USGBC Wisconsin Announces its 2021 Market Leadership Advisory Board

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

These advisory board members …

A Snapshot of the Demolition Industry and Trends for 2021

The demolition process involves an unimaginable breadth of products and services to meet the needs of clients and communities. From structural demolition and dismantlement to industrial recovery and C&D recycling, from specialized rigging and landfilling to insurance services and equipment manufacturing, from general contracting and architectural salvage to facilities decontamination, …

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Blankfard Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

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

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

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HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Wisconsin

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

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

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Economic Impact of Wisconsin Construction Industry Estimated at $50.3B

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

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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 …

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

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

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

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ABC 2020 Review and 2021 Construction Economic Forecast

Despite chronic difficulties sustained by contractors and others with securing human capital in January 2020, the nation added 214,000 net new jobs. It followed that up with an even more blistering 251,000 jobs in February.

For 113 consecutive months, the nation had added jobs – an unprecedented winning streak in …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

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

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

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USGBC West North Central Region's 2020 Leadership Awards

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

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Steever Receives SDAWWA Water Works Award

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

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CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, which was held virtually for the first time. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same …

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Williams Elevated to American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

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

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

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

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

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CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

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Weber Receives ASCE Distinguished Service Award

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

This award recognizes a …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members. The election took place via email and mail-in ballots and results were announced at a recent board meeting, which took place through Zoom, as the association’s planned 48th Annual Convention was cancelled due …

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

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

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

ALL’s Freckmann Receives SC&RA Pinnacle Award

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

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Williams Honored with Wisconsin ASLA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

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

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

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Hamel Music Center Earns ACEC National Recognition Award

MADISON, WI — raSmith of Brookfield, Wisconsin, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Hamel Music Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Designers wanted the building’s acoustics and …

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Stantec’s McDonald Appointed President of ASLA Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI — Stantec announces that Sarah McDonald has been appointed President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (WI ASLA). The state chapter represents more than 175 professionals, allied professionals and students in the landscape architecture profession. It aims to advance the education and skill …

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Pioneer Hall Design Wins Grand Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The University of Minnesota’s Pioneer Hall expansion and renovation project received a Grand Award at the recent American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC/MN) 53rd Engineering Excellence Awards banquet.

TKDA led engineering and architecture design services on the project, collaborating with KWK Architects of St. …

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SMSC Cultural Center Receives ACEC-MN Honor Award

MINNETONKA, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC-MN) recognized the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community at their Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet. The Cultural Center project received an Honor award for their work to build a facility where all community members can gather to teach their youth, attend …

USGBC Wisconsin Announces 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board

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

MLAB members …

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ICRI Elects New Officers and Board Members, LeMay to Serve as President

ST. PAUL, MN — The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the election by the membership of new officers and board members for the calendar year 2020 and Mark LeMay with JQ Engineering as its President. To support LeMay, the ICRI membership also elected the following officers:

President-Elect – Elena …

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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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Labat Named 2019 Founders Award Recipient

SLEEPY EYE, MN — Craig Labat was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Founders Award at the Bolton & Menk Annual Party. Labat is an Environmental Engineering Technician in the Mankato and Sleepy Eye Work Groups.

He began his career with Bolton & Menk in 1999 as an Engineer …

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Aspen Equipment Receives Silver Award for Worksite Wellness Program

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Hennepin County Public Health recently hosted the Wellness by Design Award ceremony at the Maple Grove Community Center. Seventy-six organizations in Hennepin County, including Aspen Equipment, were in attendance. Organizations were recognized for making employee health a priority through creative and effective wellness initiatives.

Wellness by …

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2 percent year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.1 percent for the month and are …

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2019 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Wisconsin Regional Competition

LAS VEGAS, NV — Miron Construction Co. Inc. recently hosted masonry’s biggest event, the 2019 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Wisconsin Regional Competition. This is the second year Miron has hosted the event. In 2018, the SPEC MIX Top Craftsman Award went to Miron’s own Roman Graebel and his mason tender …

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Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

ARLINGTON, VA — Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the …

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IEDA Announces Launch of Revamped Website, Hosted by Sandhills Global

VICTOR, NY — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) is a self-regulating organization dedicated to advancing the goals of independent used equipment dealers and related businesses worldwide. The IEDA's website is a vital part of its mission to help equipment dealers build more profitable relationships, and to provide its members …

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HNTB Celebrates Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen …

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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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Weitz Receives ABC Eagle Award for Construction Excellence

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

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

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

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

Executive Board
President: Gary Brown - R.L. McCoy, …
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 …