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Hampton Development Services and Diggers LLC transform old gravel pits into lakefront properties in Nebraska

Hampton Development Services and Diggers LLC transform old gravel pits into lakefront properties in Nebraska

Bob Hampton has been a real estate developer for more than 30 years and has developed nearly 25 neighborhoods across Nebraska and Colorado. His latest project is a 200-acre lake development called Flat Water Lake in Valley, NE. “We’re going to have 130 lots and an 80-acre lake,” says Hampton. “And it’s three former gravel […]

Contractor specializes in retention pond conversion

Contractor specializes in retention pond conversion

North Carolina-based Imperial Contracting has built a reputation as a contractor willing to take on the work that other contractors either can’t or won’t do. Their specialty: retention pond construction and conversion in residential and commercial developments. Imperial Contracting attacks the hard jobs with attitude, expertise and a strong respect for what’s possible with the […]

Know your trailer’s true capacity

Know your trailer’s true capacity

By Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing A trailer is never just a trailer. It can be manufactured to many different specifications, but the end result should always be an ideal trailer for an operation’s specific loads. To select a trailer that will require the least amount of maintenance, provide the […]

Woman-owned construction company Brex Enterprises setting new standards for safety, customer satisfaction, innovation

Woman-owned construction company Brex Enterprises setting new standards for safety, customer satisfaction, innovation

Source: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 Based in Irwin, PA – some 22 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Brex Enterprises provides pipeline maintenance and services; earthwork and development; trucking and hauling; and right-of-way services. A family business with a history of generations of construction experience, it operates mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York. Founded in 2012 […]

W 220 Fi mills road surface 46 cm deep

W 220 Fi mills road surface 46 cm deep

In Illinois, USA, a W 220 Fi large milling machine is being used to remove an entire road surface in just two passes. Thanks to the Mill Assist machine control system, the milling operations are being carried out particularly cost-effectively. In the process, the Wirtgen Performance Tracker is responsible for the job’s precise documentation. Mill Assist plays […]

CA BOMAG Americas dealer & contractor find the perfect match with the new BOMAG AMERICAS CR1030T Paver

CA BOMAG Americas dealer & contractor find the perfect match with the new BOMAG AMERICAS CR1030T Paver

Established in 1972, Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc. (Hat Creek) has worked hard to become one of the leading heavy civil contractors in the North State. The scope of their work has them working alongside the California Department of Transportation, state and county municipalities, as well as public and private organizations. Hat Creek also […]

Branz Technologies taps Felling Trailers for portable traffic signal transport solution

Branz Technologies taps Felling Trailers for portable traffic signal transport solution

Branz Technologies, Inc. of Durham, NC, needed to find a better transportation solution for their Hook & Go Portable Traffic Signal System. The company’s Hook & Go System consists of (4) pedestal-mounted traffic signals. The portable systems make traffic control safer with automated traffic signals helping to keep crews and roadway workers as safe as […]

Robotic tunneling

Robotic tunneling

Improving tunneling safety and productivity with remote-controlled machines by Mike Martin, vice president of operations, Brokk, Inc., and Keith Armishaw, business development manager, Aquajet The tunneling industry, like construction overall, is constantly evolving with new innovations to improve speed, safety and quality of work. From advancements in tunneling equipment to new methods of completing old […]

Wirtgen F Series solidifies pole position on Alabama racetrack

Wirtgen F Series solidifies pole position on Alabama racetrack

Two W 210 Fi milling machines from Wirtgen have claimed a wire-to-wire victory at the famous Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. In the process, the machine owners were extremely impressed by the new generation of large milling machines’ outstanding performance and technological innovations during one of their very first jobs on the North American continent. With […]

UMA scales up production on unusually large soil nail wall

UMA scales up production on unusually large soil nail wall

by Brian M. Fraley, Fraley Construction Marketing  UMA Geotechnical Construction constructed all of the eight required permanent soil nail walls along a roughly two-mile stretch of the Greensboro Western Loop (Interstate 73) project but they were all dwarfed by Wall 4. To be exact, the total project required 76,000 square feet of wall, 42,000 of […]

Full depth recycling

Full depth recycling

In the United States, a Wirtgen recycling train rehabilitated a highway at a depth of 20 cm in a single pass and without blocking the flow of traffic. In the process, the new W 380 CRi demonstrated its unmatched capabilities. The four-lane Highway 123 in Pickens County was the scene of the first full-depth reclamation (FDR) operation […]

Komatsu officially breaks ground for new campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

Komatsu officially breaks ground for new campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

  MILWAUKEE, WI — Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. recently broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the State of […]

Great Lakes Dredging sends sediment flying with the Ditch Doctor 

Great Lakes Dredging sends sediment flying with the Ditch Doctor 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s Rivers and Lakes Division was faced with sediment-filled ditches and pockets of connecting standing water on a large dredging project in Argenta, IL. The contractor wanted to consider a new and more efficient approach than the traditional bucket. A unique attachment called the Ditch Doctor turned out the be […]

Tripling up on Port of Wilmington’s refrigerated storage capacity

Tripling up on Port of Wilmington’s refrigerated storage capacity

by Matthew Tilley, Project Engineer at S.T. Wooten Situated on North Carolina’s bustling coastline, the Port of Wilmington has quickly transitioned into the fastest growing port in the country. Thousands of containers pass through the area each year carrying wood products, automotive parts, furniture and other materials. For items that need to stay cold, such […]

Manitowoc MLC100-1 racks up 2,500 faultless hours on tunneling project

Manitowoc MLC100-1 racks up 2,500 faultless hours on tunneling project

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment. One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only […]

Dig deeper and lift more with two new additions to the Doosan lineup

Dig deeper and lift more with two new additions to the Doosan lineup

Productive performance No matter what size machine you’re working with, power and productivity are a must. Though part of the mini excavator line up, the new DX42-5K and DX50-5K models have enhancements that make them feel anything but small. The DX42-5K and DX50-5K can lift heavier items and dig deeper thanks to some of their […]

Sequoia Equipment supports Team Rubicon fire recovery in California

Sequoia Equipment supports Team Rubicon fire recovery in California

CASE dealer Sequoia Equipment provided equipment to support Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operation in clearing sites and debris from a wildfire swept through Niland, California.   CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, […]

John Deere makes grade control attainable with grade management path

John Deere makes grade control attainable with grade management path

John Deere is making grade control easier to implement with a multilevel grade management path. This new approach provides customers with the options and flexibility they need to add grade management to their business, whether they are looking at this technology for the first time or interested in upgrading to a premium solution. “Our customers […]

Look for the highest frequency that can detect objects at the desired depth by Jami Harmon, GSSI Antennas used with ground penetrating radar (GPR) come in different shapes and sizes. The largest antennas typically radiate the lower frequencies necessary to detect the deepest targets. The smallest antennas radiate the highest frequencies that provide the greatest […]

Caterpillar celebrates production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers

Caterpillar celebrates production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers

In 1985, Caterpillar expanded its revolutionary elevated sprocket undercarriage concept to its medium track-type tractor (MTTT) line with the launch of the H-Series models. Still unique to this day for the 130 to 350 hp (100 to 250 kW) dozer class, the high drive design conformed to the ground better, improving durability, serviceability and performance […]

IUOE Local 14 elevates training for New York City crane operators with a CM Labs crane simulator

IUOE Local 14 elevates training for New York City crane operators with a CM Labs crane simulator

Business goals: The City of New York mandated that operators have specialized training on cranes with booms 300’ and longer. In order to enhance training methods, Local 14 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) looked for a simulator to effectively and safely train Operating Engineers. Solution: CM Labs developed a custom simulator to […]

Viruses, molds and bacteria — oh my!

Viruses, molds and bacteria — oh my!

Four ways to combat pathogens in your HVAC system by Jonathan Carson “Jake” owns and runs a small commercial shop. He has been coughing a lot and is growing concerned as his employees have been calling in sick with sinus problems and “bronchitis”. He calls his friend “Rick”, who operates a different business but in […]

Choosing the right antenna for GPR investigations

Choosing the right antenna for GPR investigations

Look for the highest frequency that can detect objects at the desired depth by Jami Harmon, GSSI Antennas used with ground penetrating radar (GPR) come in different shapes and sizes. The largest antennas typically radiate the lower frequencies necessary to detect the deepest targets. The smallest antennas radiate the highest frequencies that provide the greatest […]

New V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier provides increased lift height, reach and capacity

New V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier provides increased lift height, reach and capacity

WEST FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company is always working to create more powerful, more efficient products and innovative solutions to help customers do more. Building on the success of prior Bobcat® telescopic tool carriers, the global leader in compact equipment has recently expanded its line with the new V923 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier. The new […]

Ford Asphalt Company expands fleet with next generation of CASE skid steers

Ford Asphalt Company expands fleet with next generation of CASE skid steers

Over the years, Ford has built a long list of repeat clients that continue to call on the company for quality paving work. In fact, more than 90 percent of the company’s work is repeat business. Randy White of St. Louis-based CASE dealer Luby Equipment attributes this kind of longevity and success to positive leadership. […]