Category Archives: Features

  • Niche markets: homebodies

    Niche markets:  homebodies

    Source: SIMA library Working in the multifamily residential snow and ice management market isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re working for a homeowner or condo association, for example, you may also be serving as the development’s public works department. You’re hired by one entity but you’re really answering to several (even hundreds) of […]

    Riverbend Construction Services boosts productivity and saves fuel

    Riverbend Construction Services  boosts productivity and saves fuel

    Quarrying is an expensive business. It’s expensive in equipment, time, people and operating costs. Any advantage a quarry or contractor can get helps improve the bottom line, profits and makes the business more viable.  A quarry in South Carolina has benefitted from using a specialist crushing and screening contractor, which, through the use of its […]

    Going for the green while staying in the black

    TAZ Recycling began in 1998 as a father-son operation with two roll-off trucks and a dedication to tough, hard work. The Tazelaar family grew the business just southwest of Chicago to a multi-truck operation. In 2010 they decided to expand and open their own C&D recycling transfer station.

    Borderless worksites: beyond the fence

    by Colleen Suo I recently had an opportunity sit down with Peter Wilcox of the Travelers insurance company. With 25 years experience in the insurance business, he is currently a National Underwriting Officer for the Inland Marine Division and previously was the technical director for the Inland Marine Division, utilizing his extensive experience dealing with […]

    OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services Offers Contractors the Latest in C&D Equipment

    by Jon M. Casey OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc. (OSC) was born out of the need for a free-standing arm of the OSC Group, according to Jon M. Williams, OSC President and CEO. With three locations in Buffalo, NY, Toronto, ON and Winnipeg, MB, the continued growth of OSC, a company devoted to specialty […]

    Holy Trinity Parochial School is No More

    by Joe Parzych The Holy Trinity Parochial School in Greenfield, MA, has had its day in the sun. Built in 1929 by General Contractor George Reed of Greenfield, the school opened in 1930. Armando Bresciano, now 97, was one of the first students to enroll. Mr. Bresciano’s mind is sharp, despite his years, and he […]

    Electric grinder lowers operating costs

    by Jon M. Casey With ever increasing fuel prices an ongoing part of daily operations, it didn’t take Mike Hartman at H&H General Excavating, Inc. in Spring Grove, PA, long to make the decision to switch to an electric powered Diamond Z HZ 7000E grinder when it was time to replace their existing unit. Having […]