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Aspen Equipment Promotes Rowan to Branch Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, announces the promotion of Nathan “Joe” Rowan to Branch Manager of Aspen’s branch in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, which serves the Greater Kansas City area.

Rowan joined Aspen in 2022 as Territory Manager for the newly …

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Casey Selected to Lead Olsson’s Des Moines Office

DES MOINES, IA — Olsson names Lucas Casey Leader of its Des Moines office. Casey will oversee operations and develop and execute strategies to grow business in the central Iowa region.

Casey has nearly two decades of experience as a strategist and leader in the Greater Des Moines community. He …

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Castillo Engineering and BioStar Renewables Partner on 15 MW Solar Project in Kansas

TOPEKA, KS — Castillo Engineering announces that it has partnered with BioStar Renewables, a national financing, engineering, procurement, construction, and asset management company, to provide electrical design and engineering for a 15 MW solar project in Kansas. This behind-the-meter project utilizes a single-axis tracker and will power a recently built …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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HDR Selected to Complete Design of Omaha’s Modern Streetcar System

OMAHA, NE — The Omaha Streetcar Authority selects HDR to deliver the final design for the city’s 3.2-mile streetcar project, connecting downtown Omaha to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

HDR’s services include track, transit systems, traffic, architectural, and other civil design; procurement support; public engagement; and operations. The project …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Iowa Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C Grade

DES MOINES, IA — Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers - Iowa Section released the 2023 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure during an event held at the Iowa State Capitol. Overall, the 13 categories of Iowa’s infrastructure received a C grade, the same as the 2019 report card. …

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JE Dunn's Nebraska Office Launches Minority Contractor Development Program

OMAHA, NE — For the past 16 years, JE Dunn has successfully facilitated its Minority Contractor Development (MCD) program in Kansas City and other offices across the country. The company's program consists of eight comprehensive training modules intended to mentor small and emerging minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBE) in all …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Kellerstrass to Vice President, Product Support

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product Support. Kellerstrass, who joined KSM in 2019, had previously served as General Manager of Product Support Sales. With the retirement of former Vice President Brad Campbell, he now takes over the leadership of …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes White to General Manager, Road & Mineral Products

DALLAS, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Matt White to General Manager of Road and Mineral Products. White brings over 13 years combined OEM and distributor experience to the role for road construction and crushing/screening equipment. He will be responsible for managing the Wirtgen Group family of products (Wirtgen, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Restructures Marketing Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces several changes to its marketing department. Cody Ward, Director of Strategy, Marketing, and M&A for KSM said that expanding the breadth and capabilities of the marketing team is essential to supporting the heavy equipment distributor’s current and future growth.

“This …

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Strategic Growth Inspires Terracon’s Key Organizational Changes

OLATHE, KS — Terracon announces strategic organizational changes to support client service, innovation, and project delivery as the company continues to grow. Leadership promotions and changes include:

  • Michael O’Grady, P.E., to Chief Growth Officer. He is responsible for expanding Terracon’s client base, focusing on innovation development, positioning in the …

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Vermeer Opens New Global Parts Distribution Center

PELLA, IA — Vermeer announces the opening of a 312,000-square-foot Global Parts Distribution Center to support the work customers and dealers are performing around the world. Vermeer team members will package and ship parts worldwide from the facility, located on the grounds of the corporate headquarters. The Global Parts Distribution …

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Western Specialty Contractors Restores, Waterproofs Nile Kinnick Stadium at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IA — Western Specialty Contractors - Des Moines, Iowa Branch used its expertise in concrete/masonry restoration and waterproofing to repair and protect portions of historic Nile Kinnick Stadium, home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team.

Located in Iowa City, Iowa, Nile Kinnick Stadium was named after …

Wichita's Northwest Water Facility Project Reaches 1 Million Labor Hours Milestone

WICHITA, KS — Wichita Water Partners, the joint venture team of Alberici and Burns & McDonnell, celebrated a major project milestone of 1 million labor hours completed on-site at the Northwest Water Facility. The $500 million project is the largest capital investment in Wichita’s history and will replace …

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Abel Joins Garver’s Growing Transportation Team as Municipal Team Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — After 15 years in the public sector, Alysen Abel, PE, MPA, has transitioned back to engineering consulting to join Garver. As a Municipal Team Leader on Garver’s Transportation Team, she will be facilitating Garver’s full range of in-house services for a region that includes …

Link Belt Excavators
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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AIA Impact Awards Recognize Two OPN Architects-Designed Projects in Iowa

MARION, IA — Two OPN Architects-designed projects were honored with American Institute of Architects (AIA) Impact Awards at the 2023 AIA Iowa Spring Conference. The award recognizes projects that represent design excellence and directly benefit social, humanitarian, community, or environmental issues.

Marion Fire Station No. 1 - Honor Award …
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Black & Veatch Selects Dulan as Global Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces Silas S. Dulan III as an Associate Vice President and the company’s Global Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Dulan will work with company leaders to advance commitments to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Dulan previously served in …

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Burns & McDonnell CEO Kowalik Announces Retirement After 37 Years at the Firm

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik announces his retirement at the end of 2023, coming off of a record-breaking year for the firm. Kowalik took the reins in 2017 and was the seventh CEO for Burns & McDonnell in the firm’s 125-year history.

In …

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Burns & McDonnell Supports Children's Mercy Kansas City at Rock the Parkway Race

KANSAS CITY, MO — The 14th annual Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway Half Marathon and 5K gathered 5,000 runners to race along Ward Parkway and rally around Children’s Mercy Kansas City. The race draws participants who hope to show their appreciation for staff and resources at the hospital where …

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Butler Named President of General Excavating

LINCOLN, NE — As General Excavating (GE) enters its fourth decade, Ted C. Butler has been named President to assist GE in its continued growth in the civil construction industry. Butler possesses over 25 years of construction experience, having served in a variety of field and management roles. Butler's career …

Manitou
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CRB Board of Directors Adds CEO Title to President Schroeder; Company Announces Kitchell as New Chief Operating Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — CRB, a global provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction, and consulting solutions to the biopharmaceutical and food and beverage industries, announces the Board of Directors has named President Ryan Schroeder as Chief Executive Officer. Schroeder succeeds CEO and CRB co-founder Jeff Biskup, who will …

Jacobs Gives Back to Kansas City Community with STEAM Event at Local School

KANSAS CITY, MO — Ahead of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 49th Annual Convention, Jacobs hosted a STEAM DAY at University Academy in Kansas City — a diverse Pre-K through 12 college preparatory public charter academy. During the event, students learned about opportunities in STEAM and participated in …

Panasonic Awards Turner-Yates Contract to Build EV Battery Plant

DE SOTO, KS — A joint venture team of Turner Construction Company and Yates Construction announces that they were selected by Panasonic Energy to build a manufacturing facility for electric vehicle batteries in De Soto, Kansas. In addition to the assembly facility, this phase of an overall $4 billion program …

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Shive-Hattery Opens New Kansas City and Omaha Offices

KANSAS CITY, MO — Shive-Hattery announces the opening of its newest offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and Omaha, Nebraska.

The Kansas City office will focus on the commercial and industrial markets and support clients with education, government, and health care design needs. The expansion will strengthen and grow Shive-Hattery’s current …

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Terex MP Announces Purchase of MARCO Conveyors

MT. VERNON, MO — Terex MP, global manufacturer of materials processing and lifting machinery, announces the purchase of MARCO, a manufacturer of bulk material handling conveyors, based in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

As part of the transaction, Terex MP will purchase a 100,000-square-foot factory and office space set on …

SITECH
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SITECH Central LLC
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University of Iowa's College of Pharmacy Earns LEED Silver Certification

IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa’s new College of Pharmacy building has earned LEED Silver certification. Complete in December 2019, the building was officially dedicated in 2021 due to COVID-19.

The new 210,000-square-foot building replaced the 1960s College of Pharmacy building with research spaces and an abundance of …

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Foy Joins HDR as Health Principal in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jacqueline Foy, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP joins HDR as a Health Principal in the Kansas City, Missouri, architecture studio. In this position, Foy will leverage more than 20 years of experience to build client relationships and expand HDR’s health care presence in the region.

With expertise …

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Francois Promoted to Project Director at McCarthy Building Companies

OMAHA, NE — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. promotes Jim Francois to the position of Project Director, based in the company’s Omaha, Nebraska, office.

In his new role, Francois leads onsite construction teams on a wide range of McCarthy building projects spanning the health care, education, and science & technology sectors. …

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Henderson Companies Promotes Key Community Sector Leaders

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the 100 percent employee-owned parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, announces the promotion of two longtime leaders within the company’s community sector, which designs civic, culture, higher education, K-12 education, recreation, and science and technology projects nationwide. Doug Everhart is …

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Kansas Governor and FHWA Administrator Break Ground on 69Express

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Governor Laura Kelly was recently joined by Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt, Representative Sharice Davids of the Kansas 3rd District, and other state and local representatives to break ground on 69Express, the state’s first express toll lane project.

Traffic on U.S. 69 is expected to …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Kirby Smith Machinery
Star Equipment LTD
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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

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New Terminal Opens at Kansas City International Airport, Bringing Enhanced Air Travel Experience to the Region

KANSAS CITY, MO — The first flights recently departed from the new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport, marking the end of a five-year development, design, and construction effort and ushering in a new era of air travel in the region. The 1.1 million-square-foot, design-build project, developed by Edgemoor …

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RDG Planning & Design Announces New Office Location

IOWA CITY, IA — RDG Planning & Design opens a new office in Iowa City, Iowa. The Iowa City office will provide a range of planning and design services, with a focus on delivering creative, sustainable solutions to clients across RDG’s markets.

“We are thrilled to have opened this office …

Transportation Research Partnership Celebrates Three Years of Innovation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — In recognition of National Engineers Week, the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation (MCTI) is marking three years of innovative transportation research. MCTI is a partnership with the four University of Missouri campuses, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Federal Highway Administration, and more to …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Russell as Regional Business Development Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Western Specialty Contractors announces the hiring of Jocelyn Russell of Blue Springs, Missouri, as Regional Business Development Manager for its Kansas City branches and divisions.

In her new role, Russell is tasked with supporting the sales staff and helping develop business for Western’s roofing and architectural …

Topcon Construction Products
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Star Equipment LTD
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Burns & McDonnell to Provide Comprehensive Program Management for Largest Soybean Crushing Facility in Kansas

CHERRYVALE, KS — Burns & McDonnell is working with the engineering and construction team at Savage, a global provider of industrial logistics infrastructure and supply chain services, to provide a range of engineer-procure-construction management (EPCM) services for what will be the largest soybean crushing facility in the state of …

Fulghum Named Kansas DOT Chief of Fiscal Services

TOPEKA, KS — Ami Fulghum has been selected as the Bureau Chief of Fiscal Services for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

After graduating from Emporia State University in 2007, Fulghum started at KDOT as an Accountant I.

“I like being in public service," she said. “You get to see …

NAPA Announces 2022 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

GOVE COUNTY, KS — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2022 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award at a ceremony during the …

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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Perkins&Will Welcomes Sittner and Muhlenbruch to the Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment Practice

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jeff Sittner and Erica Muhlenbruch have built a career working with some of the most high-profile sports leaders and organizations in the nation. The two have joined the global sports architecture and design firm Perkins&Will, bringing more than two decades of experience designing sport facilities, …

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Scott Named New District 7 Operations & Maintenance Manager at Nebraska DOT

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that Kerry Scott has been promoted to the District 7 Operations & Maintenance Manager based in McCook. District 7 encompasses 13 counties in southwest Nebraska with responsibilities for 1,029 miles of state highways.

Scott is a 36-year employee of NDOT …

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Takeuchi Hires Baldwin as Central Midwest Regional Product Manager

TULSA, OK — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Baldwin as its new Central Midwest Regional Product Manager.

Baldwin is now responsible for supporting all the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Central Midwest region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. He will also train the region’s salesforce on …

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The 2023 AGC of Iowa Annual Convention Celebrates Their Centennial

DES MOINES, IA — Members, officers, and guests gathered together in Des Moines, Iowa, for the 101st Annual State Convention for the Associated General Contractors of Iowa. A lineup of speakers, workshops, activities, and social events were scheduled for the two-day event.

Outgoing 2022 AGC of Iowa President Dan …

Williams Named HNTB Chief Information Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Marty Williams has been named HNTB Corporation’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President. Based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Williams is responsible for technology strategy and driving digital innovation and is accountable for firmwide technical services including technology project delivery, software development, procurement, …

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Data Scientist Fritz Joins the Leo A. Daly Company to Enhance Data-Informed Design

OMAHA, NE — Joshua Fritz joins the Leo A. Daly Company as a Data Scientist. Fritz’s work will strengthen the company’s data-informed approach to design.

Experienced with artificial intelligence and machine learning, Fritz adds expertise in three types of analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. Descriptive analytics express what happened in …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
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Star Equipment LTD
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Former Kansas DOT Secretary Lorenz Joins 1898 & Co. to Help Lead Critical Infrastructure Clients Through Transformative Times

KANSAS CITY, MO — Former Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz joins 1898 & Co. to help businesses, industries, and governments make the most of unprecedented opportunities fueled by federal funding for addressing critical infrastructure needs.

After having led the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for four years, Lorenz is …

Hansen Brings Industry Expertise to HDR as Director of Data Architecture

OMAHA, NE — Dwayne Hansen, PMP, CCSP, joins HDR as the Director of Data Architecture based in Omaha, Nebraska. In this position, Hansen will partner with executive leadership on the firm's global data management strategy. He will also develop and implement best practices within data management, data architecture, and …

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Henderson Companies Appoints Stein New Chief Operations Officer

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the appointment of Darrell Stein as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. A Henderson veteran since 1999, Stein will spearhead strategic and day-to-day operations for the firm in collaboration with the executive team and other leadership.

Stein’s most …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

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Kansas Governor Announces More Than $40M for 33 Bridge Projects Across Kansas

WESTMORELAND, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announces that $40.5 million will support 33 local and off-system bridge projects across the state. This announcement comes as part of two local bridge improvement programs reshaped to take advantage of new revenue streams generated by the federally …

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RDG's Stokes Receives Iowa Architectural Foundation Award

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Architectural Foundation announces the winners of its annual awards program, which recognizes individuals for their volunteerism, contributions, and service to the foundation. RDG Planning & Design shares that Lauren Stokes, Assoc. AIA, an Architectural Intern based out of the firm’s Des Moines, Iowa …

Sothers Named Chief of Innovative Technologies for Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Mitch Sothers has been selected as the Bureau Chief of Innovative Technologies for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). This bureau is part of the newly created Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation.

Sothers graduated with an electrical engineering degree from Kansas State University in 1992. Following …

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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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Adams Named Olsson’s Senior Director of Operations

LINCOLN, NE — Annie Adams has been named Senior Director of Operations at Olsson. Adams will oversee the firm’s operations and project support functions and serve on Olsson’s senior leadership team. She will consult with employees and leaders to drive project success, while working to increase efficiencies and grow …

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Allen Joins Knutson Construction as Vice President of Safety

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Knutson Construction announces Rick Allen as the company’s new Vice President of Safety. Based in Minneapolis, Allen will work with teams at all Knutson Construction offices in Minneapolis, Rochester, and Mankato, Minnesota, as well as Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“Rick’s strong background makes him well-qualified …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Star Equipment LTD
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Flint Hills Trail Recognized with an Environmental Excellence Award

HERINGTON, KS — RDG Planning & Design announces that the Flint Hills Trail has been recognized with a 2022 Environmental Excellence Award by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Developed via a partnership between RDG, CFS Engineers, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT), and the Kanza Rail-Trails …

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Gov. Ricketts Joins Nebraska DOT, State and Local Dignitaries to Open the Lincoln South Beltway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts, NDOT Director John Selmer, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, and other state and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate the opening of the Lincoln South Beltway. Through the collaborative efforts of NDOT and its partners, work is …

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Henderson Companies Announces Several Leadership Promotions in Kansas

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, announces three key leadership promotions at both subsidiaries. All three employees are based in Lenexa, Kansas. The new appointments, spanning various disciplines, include the following individuals:

Aralia Sendejas, Field Superintendent at Henderson Building …
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Kansas Governor Announces Departure of Transportation Secretary Lorenz

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces the resignation of Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz. Lorenz has served as Transportation Secretary since her confirmation in March 2019 and as Chair of the Kansas Infrastructure Hub, which coordinates federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding, since June 2022. She will …

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LEO A DALY Promotes Lassek to Lead High-Performance Design

OMAHA, NE — Nick Lassek, PE, CBCP, has been promoted to the role of Engineer, Mechanical, High-Performance Design at LEO A DALY. Lassek will lead analysis of high-performance design data for projects across the firm. He will partner with design teams at conceptual levels to understand the site, …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, thousands of transportation projects in Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa 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 from …

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Ottumwa River Crossing Project Wins ACEC EEA 2023 Iowa Honor Award

OTTUMWA, IA — The Des Moines River Water Main Crossing at Vine Street has received an Honor Award in the Water/Wastewater Category for the 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition by the American Council of Engineering Companies Iowa Chapter (ACEC-IA).

Due to river ice-induced damage to an over 100-year-old, 10-inch diameter, …

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Partners to Deliver an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska

HARLAN COUNTY LAKE, NE — The delivery of an aquatic ecosystem restoration project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska, was initiated upon the request of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The partnership project is authorized under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 and is expected to be …

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Seeliger Joins Weitz as Business Development Manager for Iowa Commercial Business Unit

DES MOINES, IA — The Weitz Company welcomes Scott Seeliger to the Iowa Commercial Business Unit as a Business Development Manager. With a diverse professional background, Seeliger will bring knowledge and perspective to the role.

Seeliger has been active in the Des Moines community since his move to the area …

Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

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Williams Named Black & Veatch’s CFO, Joins Company’s Leadership Team

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Michael Williams, Black & Veatch’s interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since June, has been appointed as the company’s CFO. Williams also joins the company’s leadership team.

Williams, who joined Black & Veatch in 2011 and previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and …

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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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City of Lawrence Selects McCarthy Building Companies for Kansas River Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

KANSAS CITY, KS — McCarthy Building Companies Inc.’s Water Services team was recently selected as the general contractor for the $70-million improvement project for the Kansas River Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Lawrence, Kansas. The improvement project, which aligns with the City of Lawrence’s strategic plan and sustainability goals, …

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DBIA Names HNTB’s Deaton to National Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB’s Mark Deaton, RA, LEED AP, FDBIA, was named to the National Board of Directors for the Design-Build Institute of America at its annual membership meeting. His three-year term begins in 2023.

Deaton serves HNTB’s clients as a Project Director and Associate Vice President. …

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Henderson Companies Signs on to MEP 2040 Climate Pledge

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, is the latest signatory of the MEP 2040 Challenge, a commitment among firms that provide MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) and other related design services to achieve net zero carbon on their projects …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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Kansas DOT Secretary Lorenz Receives National Transportation Award

TOPEKA, KS — Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz was awarded the 2022 George S. Bartlett Award given jointly by the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association for her outstanding leadership and …

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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 …

Messina Named Chief of Multimodal Transportation at Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Matt Messina has been selected as the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Multimodal Transportation Bureau Chief. It is a new bureau within the Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation.

He started at KDOT in 2016 in the Bureau of Transportation Planning as the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. Messina …

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Omaha Police Precinct Recognized for Design Excellence

OMAHA, NE — LEO A DALY's design for the City of Omaha Police Department’s West Precinct has been named the recipient of the Architecture Citation Award in the 2022 AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Awards. The annual award program recognizes outstanding architecture in Nebraska.

“This award validates a design …

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Terex Utilities Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month During 2022 International Lineman’s Rodeo

OVERLAND PARK, KS — At the International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo, held in Bonner Springs and Overland Park, Kansas, the best utility line workers from around the world come with spouses, children, and extended family to compete in apprentice and journeyman contests.

“It is in this atmosphere of community that …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

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Two OPN-Designed Buildings Earn AIA Central States Honor Awards

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects’ Marion Fire Station Headquarters and the Linn County Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building were among seven projects chosen to receive Architecture Honor Awards in this year’s American Institute of Architects Central States Region (AIA CSR) Excellence in Design program.

Projects …

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Upgrades at I-35 and Gardner Road Interchange Earn City Public Improvement Award from ACEC

KANSAS CITY, MO — Upgrades to Gardner Road at its interchange with Interstate 35 to handle increasing traffic and embrace future development have been honored with a City Public Improvement Award by the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The $4.7-million project, designed by Burns & …

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Weitz Continues Company Commitment to DEI During Industrywide Construction Inclusion Week

DES MOINES, IA — In recognition of the recent Construction Inclusion Week, The Weitz Company team members nationwide participated in daily educational discussions centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the construction industry. These discussions mark just one of many ways Weitz has brought diversity and inclusion to the …

Link Belt Excavators
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ASLA Iowa Chapter Recognizes RDG Planning & Design for Excellence in Landscape Design

DAVENPORT, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Iowa) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with multiple 2022 ASLA Iowa Awards. These awards bring recognition to organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skills in the practice of landscape architecture.

RDG’s recognition includes a project …

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ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Announces Recipients of 2022 Design Awards

OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter) has honored RDG Planning & Design with a 2022 ASLA Chapter Award. This annual awards program honors individuals and organizations who demonstrate superior skill in the practice or study of landscape architecture and whose …

Davis Named Kansas DOT Multimodal Transportation and Innovation Director

TOPEKA, KS — Cory Davis has been named the Director of the Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Davis has worked in KDOT’s Transportation Planning Bureau for the past 11 years. He began as an Intern in Planning and worked with Public Transit …

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DICA’s Kelly Koberg to Lead Inside Sales Team

URBANDALE, IA — DICA announces that long-time employee Kelly Koberg has been promoted from Sales & Admin Coordinator to Inside Sales Manager. Kelly will manage the inside sales and administration teams as they continue to elevate the customer experience.

“With DICA’s move to a new manufacturing facility, Kelly’s knowledge of …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

Manitou
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Garver Employees Converge in Kansas City for Summit 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO — Each fall, Garver employees from across the country gather to celebrate another year at the company. And this year’s Garver Summit was the biggest event yet. Almost 900 employees based in 17 offices across the country came together in Kansas City, Missouri, for three days of …

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Henderson Companies Welcomes Belser as New Safety Director

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the hiring of Rhett Belser as the Safety Director for Henderson Building Solutions, the construction management sister company of Henderson Engineers. A 24-year safety industry veteran, Belser is charged with planning, developing, implementing, and supervising safety, health, and environmental protection programs in …

JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

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KAI Build Partners with Target, ConstructReach to Educate Kansas City Youth About Careers in Construction

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City students were recently given the opportunity to learn about careers in construction, plus gain hands-on experience contributing to a Target store remodel at the “I Built This!” event sponsored by ConstructReach, KAI Build, and Target.

ConstructReach is a workforce development company and …

Safe Site Check In and Procore Automate the Daily Log to Improve Labor Productivity and Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Safe Site Check In, a construction management software company for jobsite productivity, announces an integration with Procore Technologies, Inc., a global provider of construction management software. Safe Site Check In quickly and accurately integrates field data into the Procore Construction Platform to help boost …

SITECH
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Six State-Level Departments of Transportation Join Equity in Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At an Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) event, the leaders of the departments of transportation of California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan signed the EIP Pledge, which is aimed at leveraging infrastructure spending to build wealth in underserved communities. The event was hosted …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

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The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Holds 2022 Barbecue and Fall Days Celebration

DES MOINES, IA — The Annual Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Iowa Barbecue and Fall Days event was recently held at AGC's headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

After a day of informative meetings held by the Executive Committee, the Education & Workforce Development Committee, the PAC Committee, and the AGC …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

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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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Ziegler CAT Hosts Regional Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge

SHAKOPEE, MN — Caterpillar Inc. is on a quest to find the best equipment operator in the world. Local operators recently competed in regional dealer challenges, with those winners moving on to the regional finals. The winners of the regional finals will go to the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge finals …

Albers Joins HNTB Architecture Group as Project Director - Sports

KANSAS CITY, MO — Bradley W. Albers, AIA, joins HNTB Corporation’s architecture team as Project Director in the sports studio. Albers is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and will lead sports architecture projects nationwide.

For nearly three decades, Albers has worked on a variety of high-profile sports and …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $46.9M in Funding for Two Projects in Kansas

SALINA, KS — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $46.9 million to support two projects in Kansas from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Black & Veatch Selects Clegg to Lead BV Operations

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that it has named Barry Clegg President of BV Operations, a group comprising a centralized pool of resources and talent serving as the execution engine that keeps the global engineering and construction company running. BV Operations, with more than 8,100 professionals, houses …

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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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Hubbard Center for Children Parking Garage Wins 2022 CRSI HONORS Award

OMAHA, NE — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has awarded the HDR-designed Hubbard Center for Children Parking Garage with a biennial Design and Construction HONORS Award in its 2022 awards program. The project won in the Transportation category.

Only seven projects receive the HONORS Award from CRSI recognizing design …

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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Kansas Governor Celebrates Announcement of New Highway Construction in Miami County

LOUISBURG, KS — Governor Laura Kelly joined Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03), Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz, and Miami County officials to celebrate the K-68 highway expansion project advancing to construction. The project, which has been a county priority since 2008, will help meet traffic and …

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Kansas Governor's Emphasis on Safety Saves Kansas Taxpayers Nearly $1M

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces that her Administration has substantially reduced work-related injury costs by nearly $1 million at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

In 2019, Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz created a new Division of Safety. Since then, KDOT has seen a steady reduction in costs resulting …

Kansas Governor Touts Rural Freight Technology Project

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly congratulates communities and businesses that will benefit from the deployment of the Great Plains Rural Freight Technology Corridor project on a key freight transport route in western Kansas.

The $14.6-million project will install 100 miles of fiber-optic cable and advanced technologies on a 100-mile …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Brewer to Director of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Angela Brewer to Director of Human Resources. Brewer will be responsible for the strategic direction of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s HR operations. She previously served as the company’s Human Resources Manager.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer for KSM, said he believes Brewer …

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Koberg Named Chairman of SC&RA Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force

URBANDALE, IA — The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) names Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, as Chairman of its new Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force, which is part of the Safety Education & Training Committee. The objective of the task force will be to advance awareness of …

LEO A DALY Selected to Design Athletic Facilities Upgrades at Peru State College

PERU, NE — LEO A DALY has been selected to design upgrades that will elevate athletics and recreation programs at Peru State College. LEO A DALY is leading architectural, civil, interior, structural, and fire protection design services. Confluence is providing landscape architecture services, and Advanced Engineering Systems is providing mechanical, …

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Power, Water Industry Veterans von Lazar and Orth Join Black & Veatch Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch, a global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announces that Laszlo von Lazar, President of the company’s Energy & Process Industries business, and Mike Orth, President of the company’s Governments & Environment business, have been named to Black & Veatch’s …

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Schuessler Appointed Newest Member of Burns & McDonnell Board of Directors During Rapid Firm Growth

KANSAS CITY, MO — Alissa Schuessler, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Burns & McDonnell, is the newest board member of the 100 percent employee-owned firm.

Schuessler joins CEO and Chairman Ray Kowalik and the five other current board members (Paul Fischer, Steve Gross …

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Scott Promoted to HDR Interior Design Principal in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — Abby Scott, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Interior Design Principal in HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture studio. With 21 years of experience in interior design, seven with HDR, Scott has talent for leading and fostering client relationships and a deep knowledge of strategic …

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Students Join RDG Professionals to Design and Model Riverfront Pavilions

OMAHA, NE — Each summer the KANEKO in Omaha, Nebraska, hosts a series of donation-based camps for young learners who are interested in exploring creativity and its intersection with art, education, science, design, technology, and philosophy. During each five-day camp, participants are led through a series of STEAM-based learning activities …

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TreanorHL Day of Giving Gives Back to Local Organizations

LAWRENCE, KS — Every year, TreanorHL closes its offices for a day to give back to communities across the country. The company calls this the annual Day of Giving, in which all employees spend the day volunteering for local organizations. Since TreanorHL began this tradition, the company has collectively served …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

Trimble Roadworks version …

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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

$27M Contract Awarded to Repair Missouri River Navigation Structures

KANSAS CITY, MO — Midwest Construction Company, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make repairs to river training structures on the Missouri River.

The $27 million for the repair work comes from the BIL — Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation — …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $24.7M in Funding for Three Projects in Iowa

MUSCATINE, IA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $24.7 million to support three projects in Iowa from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $39.2M in Funding for Two Projects in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $39.3 million to support two projects in Nebraska from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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 …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

DSG Expands into Iowa with Acquisition of Brown Supply Company

AMES, IA — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) announces the acquisition of Brown Supply Company in an asset purchase. Founded in 1940, Brown Supply is a distributor of Waterworks products such as water/sewer pipes, fire hydrants, marking flags, equipment, and supplies with four locations across Iowa.

The current owner, Kevin Doud …

GBA Companies Announces Leadership Promotions and Growth

LENEXA, KS — GBA Companies announces the promotion of Dan Abitz to GBA Companies President following the retirement of GBA CEO and more recently GBA Companies President, Tim Ross. Ross will continue his involvement at GBA Companies by working in a consulting capacity after his retirement as President.

Abitz …

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Governor Kelly Announces $520M in Highway Projects Added to IKE Construction Pipeline

ANDOVER, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announces 11 expansion and modernization highway projects — a total investment of more than $520 million — have been committed to construction as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan transportation plan, IKE.

“Expanding and modernizing our highways will improve …

Henderson Building Solutions Hires Wilcox as New Mission Critical General Manager

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies welcomes Earl Wilcox as the new Mission Critical General Manager for Henderson Building Solutions, the construction management sister company of Henderson Engineers. Wilcox will oversee construction, project execution, scheduling, and client development for Henderson’s mission critical practice, which services mission critical facilities including …

HNTB Selected to Provide Design Services at Des Moines International Airport

DES MOINES, IA — The Des Moines Airport Authority has awarded HNTB a contract to provide design services for the airport’s improvement program, including a future terminal building that would replace the existing building.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to partner with the airport on designing a facility …

HOK Announces Leadership Promotions in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Peter Broeder, Sarah Godfrey, Steven Roark, and Peter Sloan all have been elevated to new leadership roles in HOK's Kansas City, Missouri, studio.

Broeder will be the Kansas City studio’s Design Principal, assuming one of four key leadership roles in the office. Broeder …

Hollins Joins LEO A DALY to Lead Lighting Design

OMAHA, NE — Trevor Hollins, PE, LC, Assoc. IALD, joins LEO A DALY to lead the firm’s lighting design practice. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Hollins will influence projects nationally and internationally. His work has earned nine design awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society, for projects ranging from event …

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Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s New Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory is Halfway to Completion

AMES, IA — Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine’s new Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory (VDL) is halfway to completion. The two-story, 94,000-square-foot project is set to finish construction in 2023 and will include specialized laboratory spaces with a flexible layout concept.

During a recent visit to the ISU VDL …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Launches New Website Dedicated to Used Equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) recently launched KirbyUsed.com, a website dedicated to the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment offerings. The site features friendly navigation, search functionality, and intuitive page design, creating an improved user experience for KSM’s used equipment customer base worldwide.

The homepage of KirbyUsed.com …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Schneider as General Manager, Industrial Equipment

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Sam Schneider as its new General Manager of Industrial Equipment. Schneider comes to KSM after having served as Regional Product Manager for Takeuchi Manufacturing since 2014. He has a background in equipment dealership development with nearly 20 years of experience related …

North Vine Street Corridor Improvement Project Receives National Award

HAYS, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation, along with the City of Hays, Kirkham Michael, WSP USA, and Smoky Hill Construction, recently received the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2022 Transportation Achievement Award in the Traffic Engineering category for the North Vine Street corridor improvements project …

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Ohland Begins Her Term as ASME President, Aims to Promote More Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1983, Karen J. Ohland has recently begun her term as the 141st President of the society. She is an ASME Fellow and the Associate Director for Finance and Operations at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Ohland has also …

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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 …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

Professional Engineering Consultants Names Five New Senior Associates

WICHITA, KS — Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. (PEC) announces the promotion of five employees. Chad Grisier, PE; Rebecca Hesse, PE, LEED AP, BD+C; Greg McDowell, PS; Nicholas L. Staib, RLA, LEED GA; and Darin Taylor, PE have been named Senior Associates.

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Grisier received a …
The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

United Rentals, Turner Construction Partner on Sustainable Solutions at Meta Data Center Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — United Rentals, Inc. announces it will provide sustainable solutions to Turner Construction that include all-electric trucks and zero-emission power systems. Turner will use the rental equipment for construction of a hyperscale data center in Kansas City, Missouri for Meta, formerly the Facebook company, to reduce the …

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YSS Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Youth Recovery Campus

CAMBRIDGE, IA — Designed in collaboration with RDG Planning & Design, the Ember Youth Recovery Campus will serve as a nature-based, holistic treatment center for youths and young adults from across Iowa.

YSS recently broke ground on Ember, its new $20-million recovery campus near Cambridge, Iowa. Among attendees to …

American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, 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. …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

Henderson Companies Names Wollum as New Chief Sector Officer

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the promotion of Jason Wollum to Chief Sector Officer (CSO) for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. An architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry veteran who has been with Henderson for more than 24 years, Wollum is charged with overseeing the execution of …

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HR Green Welcomes Willham as Transportation Planning Director and Senior Project Manager

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green announces that Brian Willham, PE, PTOE, PTP, has joined the firm as Transportation Planning Director and Senior Project Manager based in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Willham brings over 23 years of experience managing comprehensive and corridor plan studies, intersection improvement plans, traffic …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

Leica Geosystems Launches New Safety Awareness Module in Leica ConX Cloud Solution

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announces the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems’ safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response, …

Logan Contractors Supply Announces New Position Promotions

DES MOINES, IA — Bruce Logan, President/CEO of Logan Contractors Supply announces that as the company continues to grow, expand its offerings, and plan for its future, Logan announces new position promotions within the company.

Nick Sinn, a Logan veteran of 18 years, has accepted a new position …

McCownGordon Construction Promotes Vaeth to Lead KC Business Unit

KANSAS CITY, MO — Chris Vaeth, a seasoned leader at McCownGordon Construction with nearly 20 years of experience with the company, has been named Senior Vice President of the Kansas City Region. In his new role, Vaeth will lead the company’s Kansas City business unit, guiding everything from business …

Manitou
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More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Selects Stantec to Develop Floodplain Modeling and Mapping

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has selected global design firm Stantec to conduct floodplain modeling and mapping for Box Butte and Sheridan Counties. The project aims to improve resiliency throughout both counties by arming stakeholders with an advanced level of understanding and analysis of regional …

Nebraska DOT Announces $20.85M in Federal Grants to Omaha and Lincoln Airports

LINCOLN, NE — $20.85 million in federal grants through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law were recently awarded to two Nebraska airports, Omaha’s Eppley Airfield (OMA) and the Lincoln Airport (LNK), according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The grants are part of the FY22 Airport Terminal Program (ATP) Grants. …

Olsson Promotes Osborn to Environmental Practice Leader

LINCOLN, NE — Brian Osborn has been appointed Environmental Practice Leader at Olsson, an engineering and design firm. Osborn had been overseeing the firm’s Nebraska-based Environmental and Water Resources teams.

As Environmental Practice Leader, Osborn is charged with supporting the firm’s growth strategy by expanding opportunities and developing technical …

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 …

SITECH
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Safety Culture in the Workplace: How Generational Differences Present Challenges, Opportunities

MILWAUKEE, WI — How do you create an effective safety culture in the workplace when you have an employee base that is so diverse?

It’s an important question for equipment manufacturers to ask and answer, and the latter can’t really be accomplished without a better understanding of what “culture” refers …

Shining a Light on Omaha’s Riverfront: Riverfront Revitalization Project

OMAHA, NE — For pioneers, the Missouri River represented a new frontier — a place where the future was uncertain but, at the same time, unlimited. That same spirit of discovery and possibility is alive and well in Omaha, where two Kiewit projects are reshaping the future of this community. …

The Weitz Company and Orascom USA Welcome Guests to their New Headquarters in Downtown Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA — Culminating an extensive office remodeling project, an open house celebration welcomed the local community into the new company headquarters of The Weitz Company and Orascom USA. The office remodeling project began in 2020 when Knapp Properties LC was interested in modernizing the building with a …

The Weitz Company Breaks Ground on New City of Grimes Public Library in Iowa

GRIMES, IA — The Weitz Company has broken ground for the new Grimes Public Library.

Employees from The Weitz Company, Grimes City Council Members, The Grimes Public Library, and Invision Architecture recently gathered to break ground on the site. The new library will be built on the corner of North …

Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

No one in the construction industry needs to be made aware of rising diesel prices over the past year. They have felt the pain. Through the first week in July, the average price of diesel fuel was nearly 70 percent higher than the year prior. There is no single magic …

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Allied Oil Remembers the Life of Founder Conrad Heinson

OMAHA, NE — Conrad Heinson passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 16 at the age of 96. He spent his last days surrounded by family, listening to classic country music.

Conrad was born on February 1, 1926 in Steelville, Missouri, to Vera (Porterfield) and Jacob Diedrick Heinson. A …

ASLA Central States Chapter Recognizes Excellence in Design

EDGERTON, KS — The Central States Region of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognizes RDG Planning & Design with three 2022 ASLA Awards. These awards recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice and/or study of landscape architecture.

The three projects recognized include Big Bull …

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 …

Florence Bedrock Removal Project on Missouri River in Full Swing

OMAHA, NE — Work is well underway as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with its contractors and sub-contractors, are excavating bed rock from the Florence Bend reach portion of the Missouri River near Omaha.

The implementation of the excavation is due to riverbed degradation …

FY 2023-2027 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved the draft Fiscal Year 2023-2027 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways.

The program is developed and approved annually by the commission and includes specific highway and …

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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 …

Governor Ricketts, Nebraska DOT Announce New State Operations Center

OMAHA, NE — Governor Pete Ricketts, together with the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), recently held a press conference to announce the formation of the new State Operations Center (SOC), based in Omaha, Nebraska.

This spring, NDOT’s State Operations Center and the District 2 Operations Center merged to create one …

Hampton Enterprises Promotes Keogh and Lockard to Properties and Construction Presidents

LINCOLN, NE — Hampton Enterprises announces a strategic leadership restructure to enhance and streamline how the company is managed in day-to-day operations. In support of this new segment structure, Hampton announces key presidential appointments, resulting in two tenured employees co-leading the charge to carry out the company's vision. Michelle Keogh …

Henderson Welcomes Miller as New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces Jenn Miller as its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Partner for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. A 12-year DE&I and human resources (HR) industry veteran, Miller will lead education and training, talent acquisition, and workforce planning along with other DE&I initiatives …

Kansas DOT Receives National Perpetual Pavement Award

RUSSELL COUNTY, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) was one of six DOTs selected to receive a 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award: By Design, for a four-mile section of U.S. 281 in Russell County from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award recognizes newly designed and constructed asphalt roads …

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Rokbak Adds State Tractor & Equipment to its Growing US Dealer Network

KANSAS CITY, MO — With the appointment of State Tractor & Equipment (STE) to support customers across Kansas and Missouri, Rokbak is forging ahead with its expansion in the North American articulated hauler market.

The rentals and equipment dealer will represent the manufacturer from its head office in Kansas City, …

The UP Companies Celebrates Almost Three Years in Kansas City with New Office, Expanded Staff, and Multiple New Projects

KANSAS CITY, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) and its divisions, Square UP Builders, Power UP Electrical, and Hustle UP Laborers, are celebrating another year in Kansas City by expanding to a larger office with a warehouse, adding a new division, and increasing its workforce to complete …

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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, …

US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. surged by 19 percent from 2019 to 2021. Traffic fatalities began to increase dramatically in 2020 even as vehicle travel rates plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic fatalities continued to increase in 2021 as vehicle travel returned to …

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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Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

Alexander Named Kansas DOT Transportation Electrification Manager

TOPEKA, KS — Tami Alexander has been named the Transportation Electrification Manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). The position was recently created to help the agency focus on strategic planning for electric transportation and to administer federal program funds.

Alexander previously worked for Metropolitan Energy Center, a nonprofit …

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Berry Tractor Celebrates 65 Years

June 1, 1957 is a day that Fred Berry, Jr. says he will never forget. Brothers Fred and Paul had moved to Wichita, Kansas from St. Louis, Missouri earlier that year to buy the Sam H. Denney Road Machinery Company. Their father was selling his farm equipment business in …

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Construction Salaries are on the Rise According to NCCER 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per …

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Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University Celebrate Partnership in Stadium Groundbreaking

DES MOINES, IA — For more than a century, Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University have partnered in ways big and small to support the education of students in Iowa’s capital city. That partnership took another step forward recently, as the two educational institutions broke ground together on the …

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DICA's Koberg Named Chairman of SC&RA’s Allied Industries Group Governing Committee

URBANDALE, IA — Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager for DICA, was named Chairman of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Allied Industries Governing Committee. Koberg’s nomination was approved during the association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

DICA has been a member of SC&RA for the past …

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DLR Group Announces Johnson and Schnack as Senior Principals in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — DLR Group has recently appointed two new Senior Principals to the 100 percent employee-owned integrated design firm. Curtis Johnson, AIA, LEED AP and Becky Schnack, CPA were appointed as Senior Principals in Omaha, Nebraska.

"Acknowledging and rewarding achievement, professional growth, and leadership is a major part of …

EPA Announces $281M WIFIA Loan to Modernize Wastewater Infrastructure in Johnson County, Kansas

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $281-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Johnson County, Kansas, to support the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project. Through this WIFIA loan, EPA is supporting the modernization of critical wastewater infrastructure to be more …

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Foley RIG360 Expands Truck Center Service and Support in Kansas

OLATHE, KS — Foley RIG360 Truck, which operates a network of on-highway truck service centers across Kansas and Western Missouri, has opened a new full-service, on-highway truck center in Olathe, Kansas, with access to I-35 and US-169.

"Our on-highway truck centers help support our customers with all their truck …

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Hampton Enterprises Recognizes CFO Retirement, Announces Brown as New CFO

LINCOLN, NE — Following a 29-year career with Hampton Enterprises, Chief Financial Officer Mike Lindberg announces his plans to retire. "Mike has been an invaluable asset to Hampton as CFO and has contributed a great deal to the company's success," said President Michelle Keogh. "Mike will be missed, …

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Hay Joins Foley Equipment as New Chief Information Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces the addition of new Chief Information Officer Kirk Hay, who will lead the dealer’s information technology, business intelligence, and cyber security operations. Foley CEO Ann Konecny said that Hay is joining the company during strong growth.

“Our customers are busy across the …

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HDR Receives SAME National Merit Award for US Strategic Command Headquarters Command and Control Facility

OMAHA, NE — HDR recently participated, presented, and received awards at the Society of American Military Engineers' (SAME) Joint Engineering Training Conference and Expo. HDR's U.S. Strategic Command Headquarters Command and Control Facility project received a SAME National Merit Award.

JJ Tang, Director of Federal Facilities, and Mike …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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McCarthy Building Companies Complete Construction for Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility

LEAWOOD, KS — McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction at Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) in Leawood, Kansas, one of the world’s largest Aqua-Aerobic disk filtration system installations for dual-use filtration. Begun in 2018, the project was completed on schedule and on budget.

Located in Johnson County, Kansas (suburban …

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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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Plans Unveiled to Preserve and Enhance the Iconic Field of Dreams

DYERSVILLE, IA — Six months after purchasing a controlling interest in Iowa’s iconic Field of Dreams Movie Site, the new owners of Go the Distance Baseball, LLC, unveiled their vision to preserve the cornfield setting while building a youth baseball and softball destination for players, families, fans, and tourists from …

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Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

Most construction jobs run on tight timelines and margins, and to keep everything running on schedule and within budget, fleet managers use telematics to give visibility into their equipment’s location and operating condition any time of the day or night.

Telematics has been around for quite a while, however, it …

Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

Most hazards you’ll find on a construction site are big and generally obvious. It might be the inherent danger of certain power tools, the possibility of an electric shock, or the potential for a fall. Because workers recognize these hazards, they can take steps to avoid or minimize them.

But …

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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Aspen Equipment Expands its Territory into Missouri and Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment announces its expanded coverage in the U.S. Midwest by adding parts of western Missouri and northeast Kansas to its territory. With this announcement, the company will add 74 counties in the two states serving National Crane boom trucks sales, rental, and field service.

Aaron …

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Black & Veatch Selects Azar as New Chairman & CEO

OVERLAND PARK, KS — The Black & Veatch Board of Directors announces it has selected Mario Azar as the Chairman and CEO for the company upon the decision of Steve Edwards to retire after 44 years of leadership, service, and dedication. Azar, currently serving as President, Energy & Process Industries, …

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Burns & McDonnell's Rock the Parkway Raises Funds for Children's Mercy Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — More than 5,000 athletes laced up their running shoes to participate in the 13th annual Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway Half Marathon and 5K. Athletes raced along scenic Ward Parkway to support Children’s Mercy Kansas City, designated by Burns & McDonnell and KC Running Company …

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Central Power Systems & Services Expands its Doosan Presence in Kansas and Oklahoma

GARDEN CITY, KS — Doosan Infracore North America is partnering with Central Power Systems & Services to add new locations in Garden City, Kansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The new Garden City location expands the company’s reach in Kansas, joining the Colby, Great Bend, Wichita, and Salina stores. Central Power Systems …

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Dineen Promoted to Education, Science, and Advanced Technologies Principal in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — John Dineen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to Education, Science, and Advanced Technologies (ESAT) Principal in HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture studio.

In his new role, he will lead pursuits, oversee strategic planning and business and client development, and direct ESAT project teams in …

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Foley Equipment Welcomes Bradley in New Chief People Officer Role

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces the addition of new Chief People Officer Erin Bradley.

“Our business has continued to grow and is showing no signs of slowing down,” said President and CEO Ann Konecny. “As our workforce expands to meet that demand, it will be more …

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Fuller Selected as Kansas DOT Chief of Maintenance

TOPEKA, KS — Robert Fuller has been named the new Bureau Chief of Maintenance for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). He succeeds Jaci Vogel, who recently retired.

Fuller worked for an engineering firm before coming to KDOT in 1999. He started in the Bureau of Transportation Planning in …

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General Excavating Names Kabourek Director of Operations

LINCOLN, NE — General Excavating announces the addition of Jerry Kabourek to the management team. Kabourek will serve as Director of Operations and oversee many underground utility projects.

Kabourek brings over 30 years of experience in the civil construction industry to General Excavating. Possessing a construction management degree from the …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

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Hasty to Retire from IMT, Brownlee to Assume Role of Vice President and General Manager

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces the company’s Vice President and General Manager Jim Hasty has retired. Amy Brownlee, IMT Senior Director of Finance, will assume the role of Vice President and General Manager.

Brownlee joined IMT in 2006 and has …

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Henderson Becomes Employee-Owned Company

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, announces it has become a 100 percent employee-owned firm after launching an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

“Henderson has always focused on providing a people-first culture where our employees could thrive and do …

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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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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

Missouri Governor Announces Meta Selects Kansas City for New $800M Data Center

KANSAS CITY, MO — Governor Mike Parson announces that Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta), formerly known as Facebook, Inc., will locate a nearly one million-square-foot data center in Kansas City, Missouri, investing more than $800 million and supporting up to 100 jobs. The data center, a first of its kind in …

National Crane Marks its 75th Anniversary

OMAHA, NE — National Crane is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. National Crane was founded in 1947 as Burg Manufacturing by Marlo Burg in Nebraska. The company’s first product was agricultural weed sprayers, but in 1963 it changed its name to National Crane Corp., to reflect its expansion into …

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New App Forecasts Future Liquid Asphalt Prices Lowering Financial Risk for Asphalt Producers and Highway Contractors

KENNESAW, GA — Liquid asphalt must compete with other products that are refined from crude oil, and energy prices are currently soaring due to inflation. Imagine bidding today’s cash price and the cost of the hedge instead of guessing at some future price. The solution is a new app that …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Luby Equipment as 2021 North American Dealer of the Year

FENTON, MO — Takeuchi-US names Luby Equipment as its 2021 North American Dealer of the Year. Luby Equipment received this honor based on various metrics Takeuchi uses to evaluate its dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Luby Equipment provides Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals at six locations throughout …

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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 …

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Wellner Honored with University of Kansas Distinguished Alumni Award

WICHITA, KS — Dennis Wellner, a Founder of Populous, has been honored with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas (KU) School of Architecture & Design. The award recognizes Wellner for his demonstrated leadership and contributions to the design and architectural profession.

Wellner earned bachelor’s degrees …

Woolpert Welcomes Dickerson as Director of Operations for Infrastructure

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Bryan Dickerson rejoins Woolpert as a Vice President and Director of Operations for Infrastructure. Dickerson has more than 25 years of experience in water planning, energy and asset management leadership, and supporting public and private industries and clients across the country.

In his new role at …

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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Bartlett & West’s CEO Retiring After 38 Years with the Company

TOPEKA, KS — Keith Warta, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bartlett & West, announces his planned retirement. He will transition out of the role of CEO in June 2022 but will remain as the Chairman of Bartlett & West’s Board of Directors.

A pillar of the company and …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes DeBoer to President; Carlson, Jarvis, and Schuessler to Senior Vice President

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell announces several key leadership promotions to President and Senior Vice President after another record year of sales for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm. These individuals contributed to a year that produced $5.7 billion in sales and resulted in the …

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Calvin T. Ryan Library to be Renovated and Renewed

OMAHA, NE ― The Calvin T. Ryan Library has served students, faculty, and staff on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus for more than 60 years. However, its physical deficiencies and outdated systems are in dire need of upgrades to enhance functionality for future generations of users.

DLR Group …

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Carson Headquarters Wins Top Project Honors Among Nebraska Design Alumni

OMAHA, NE — The Leo A Daly-designed Carson Headquarters, a 200,000-square-foot commercial campus in Omaha, Nebraska, has been awarded the 2022 Architectural Engineering Alumni Project Award from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. The project, which won in the interdisciplinary category, was …

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Electric Vehicle Expert Marshall Joins Olsson’s Transportation Practice

KANSAS CITY, MO — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces the hiring of Brian Marshall to help clients navigate electric vehicle (EV) and zero-emission mobility challenges facing communities.

As more people rely on electric vehicles for transportation, communities must develop strategies for the adoption of EVs into their …

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GBA Trolley Trail Basin Project Wins Honor Award in Engineering Excellence Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) recently presented GBA and KC Water an Honor Award (waste and stormwater category) in its 2022 Engineering Excellence Competition for the design of the KC Water Trolley Trail Basin project. ACEC/MO’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards honor engineering …

Govindaswamy Named Kansas DOT Chief of Alternative Delivery

TOPEKA, KS — Raja Govindaswamy has been selected as the Bureau Chief for the new Bureau of Alternative Delivery for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

He worked for the consulting company, WSP, for more than 40 years in various positions throughout the company. Govindaswamy is a licensed Professional Engineer …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Nebraska

OMAHA, NE — Several HDR projects in Nebraska 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 May …

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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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HR Green Announces Phipps as a Senior Project Manager for the Water Business Line

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green announces that Mark Phipps has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager for the Water business line in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Phipps brings over 23 years of experience in local government, public works, and consulting management. His background includes planning and …

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HR Green Announces Wantock as a Lead Engineer for the Water Business Line

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green announces that Mitch Wantock, PE has joined the firm as a Lead Engineer for the Water business line in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Wantock brings over six years of experience in structural building design, providing creative solutions to complex plans for education, medical, …

Iowa Governor Announces $100M Investment for Iowa Commercial Airports

DES MOINES, IA — Governor Reynolds announces a $100-million investment to modernize and strengthen Iowa’s air transportation system through the Iowa Commercial Aviation Infrastructure Fund.

Iowa’s eight commercial airports are eligible for funding that will support modernization and expansion projects. Ninety percent of the funds will be granted based upon …

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Nelsen Named 2022 Outstanding Alumni by Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

OMAHA, NE — Leo A Daly's Doug Nelsen, PE, LC, Assoc. IALD, recently received the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. Nelsen earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Durham school in 2005, and …

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RDG Selected to Complete Transportation Planning Study

OMAHA, NE — The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (PMRNRD) announce that RDG Planning & Design has been selected to complete a transportation planning study for priority trail project locations throughout Douglas and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska. The Neighborhood Expanded Access to Trails …

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Vanden Bosch to Assume Role of Vice President of Operations at Vermeer Corporation

PELLA, IA — Mindi Vanden Bosch has been named the next Vice President of Operations at Vermeer Corporation.

Prior to joining Vermeer in 2008, Vanden Bosch held roles in continuous improvement at Cascade Engineering and treasury management at Fifth Third Bank. At Vermeer, Vanden Bosch has held leadership roles …

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Vo Awarded Architectural Engineering 2022 MAE Industry Mentor Award

OMAHA, NE — Steve Vo, Electrical Division Manager at PEC, was awarded the Architectural Engineering 2022 MAE Industry Mentor Award at the Durham School’s 17th Annual Architectural Engineering Awards & Recognition Banquet.

This award recognizes a distinguished mentor to the students participating in the AEI competition at the …

Why Ongoing Safety Programs are Critical

Most companies understand that safety is an important part of today’s workplace, but they may not realize why ongoing safety programs are critical to their organization’s well-being.

Some companies view safety as a “check the box” kind of activity, believing that once they’ve addressed safety topics, they’ve done what they …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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Broeder Rejoins HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment Practice as Principal

KANSAS CITY, MO — Peter Broeder, AIA, rejoins HOK as Principal, Design for the firm’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice.

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Broeder has played an integral role in shaping stadiums, arenas, training facilities and recreation projects across the globe. He previously worked with …

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Burns & McDonnell Wins Engineering Excellence Award for Viaduct Modernization Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — A project that navigated unique weather and global challenges to modernize a critical transportation system has won an Engineering Excellence Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The Lewis & Clark Viaduct is one of several major updates the Kansas …

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Fewins Joins HDR as Power Environmental Sciences & Planning Lead

KANSAS CITY, MO — Lisa Fewins joins HDR as Power Environmental Sciences and Planning Leader. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Fewins partners with clients to map cleaner energy futures as a global reduction of carbon-based fuels creates more environmentally complex power projects.

“Lisa’s experience will create tremendous opportunities in this …

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Henderson Announces New CEO/President and New Structure

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Engineers names Kevin Lewis as the next CEO & President of Henderson Engineers, and the President of Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. Lewis becomes the fourth CEO & President in Henderson’s 52-year history and succeeds Rich Smith …

Iowa Governor Announces Major Investments in Three Water Quality Projects Across Iowa

DES MOINES, IA — Governor Kim Reynolds announces $38 million through Iowa’s Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) to support three water quality and infrastructure projects across Iowa. The WIF grants are being awarded to three projects in western, central, and eastern Iowa and include the creation of new water system infrastructure, …

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Jessen Named Emerging Professional by AIA Iowa for Arnolds Park Project

OKOBOJI, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Tyler Jessen, AIA, was awarded first prize in the Emerging Professionals Competition. The competition features work of architecture students, architecture interns, and architects licensed for 10 or years or less.

Qualified students and architects submit their work to AIA Iowa …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Olsen Joins OPN Leadership as Associate Principal

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects announces that Toby Olsen, AIA, has been promoted to its leadership team as an Associate Principal.

Olsen has been with OPN Architects since 2009 when he graduated from the University of Nebraska with a master's degree in architecture and minor in community and …

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Olsson Names Bertino Federal Program Technical Leader

OMAHA, NE — Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, announces that John Bertino has joined the firm as a Technical Leader for Olsson’s Federal program.

Bertino has more than 41 years of experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and is extremely knowledgeable about federal …

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OPN Architects Promotes Seven to Senior Project Architect, Project Architect, BIM Specialist, and Emerging Professional 2

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects announces staff members who have received promotions in 2022. Joseph Tursi and Landon Burg are promoted to Senior Project Architect; Jimi Peters, Elisha Horsfall, and Brett Rottinghaus are promoted to Project Architect; Tyler Slaymaker is promoted to BIM Specialist; and Jamie Craine …

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Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Collins as Recipient of 2022 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture

LAWRENCE, KS — The Steel Bridge Task Force of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have selected William Collins, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor in …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Receiving Infrastructure Funds for the Missouri River and Nearby Lakes

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is set to receive approximately $278 million under the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA). Almost $249 million of that is to repair damages caused by the 2019 flood to the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project along …

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100 Years of Memories Celebrated at the AGC of Iowa Annual Convention

DES MOINES, IA — The 100th Annual State Convention for the Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC of Iowa) recently took place in Des Moines, Iowa, after taking a year off due to COVID-19.

In his message to the members, 2021 AGC of Iowa President Jeff Koudelka of Iowa Plains …

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Bergkamp Inc. Announces Retirement of Eberly, Promotion of Rhodes

SALINA, KS — Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces the retirement of Rex Eberly as Director of its Customer Care department. With Eberly’s retirement, Bergkamp has promoted Bob Rhodes, formerly the company’s Product Manager for new and existing product development, into the Customer Care Manager position.

Rhodes …

Burns & McDonnell is Key Partner in Securing WIFIA Loan for City of Wichita Public Works and Utilities Project

WICHITA, KS — The City of Wichita was recently selected to apply for financing through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) and receive a loan of up to $181.1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The financing will support new biological nutrient removal (BNR) treatment processes …

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Feldmann Joins OPN Leadership as Associate Principal

DES MOINES, IA — OPN Architects announces the promotion of Joseph Feldmann, AIA, to a new leadership role as Associate Principal.

Feldmann, who started at OPN in 2002 as a College Intern, has established himself as a leader in the firm, within the industry, and throughout the central Iowa …

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Garver's Bradley Named to Leadership Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Garver People Services Director Erin Bradley has been named to this year’s class of Leadership Overland Park. As one of 36 individuals selected from a range of industries across the growing area, Bradley will gain the necessary skills and connections to shape the future of her …

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HR Green Welcomes Smith as Senior Project Manager

DES MOINES, IA — HR Green announces that Dan Smith, PE has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager for the Transportation business line. He is based in the Des Moines, Iowa, office.

Smith brings over 22 years of experience on a variety of transportation projects ranging from early …

Kansas Governor Announces $750M in Highway Projects Added to IKE Development Pipeline

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly joined Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz to announce the addition of 25 highway modernization and expansion projects totaling $750 million to the development pipeline as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan, 10-year Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE). The pipeline announcement clears the way for preliminary …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

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Leeds Named Kansas City Water Team Leader at Garver

KANSAS CITY, MO — Terry Leeds, PE, former Director of KC Water and a Kansas City native with more than three decades of water, wastewater, and stormwater experience, has been hired to lead Garver’s Water and Wastewater Teams in the growing Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, …

Minder Appointed KC Water Director

KANSAS CITY, MO — City Manager Brian Platt names Wes Minder as the new Director of KC Water. Minder previously served as Assistant City Manager for Kansas City, Missouri, in charge of special projects. Minder replaces Terry Leeds, who recently retired.

Minder, a 16-year veteran with the City …

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Orascom Construction Promotes Robinson, Anderson, and Martin

DES MOINES, IA — Orascom Construction USA announces the recent promotions of three colleagues within the leadership team: Krista Robinson, Aaron Anderson, and Greg Martin.

Robinson was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. Robinson joined the company in 2015 as a Human Resources Generalist for the commercial …

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Planning a Complete Transportation Corridor in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The 11th Street and 12th Street corridors in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, serve all modes of transportation while supporting the busiest bus traffic in the metro. The City of Kansas City and the Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) want to improve the streets for bus …

Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Nebraska Army National Guard Readiness Center

LINCOLN, NE — A recent ribbon cutting ceremony in Lincoln commemorated the opening of the Nebraska Army National Guard’s Penterman Readiness Center. LEO A DALY led all planning, architecture, engineering, and interior design services for the 6,400-square-foot renovation and 8,500-square-foot addition. The $2.7-million readiness center houses health care services to …

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Ryan’s Midwest Region Welcomes New Team Member, Promotes Two

KANSAS CITY, MO — Ryan Companies' Kansas City office announces Andy Crimmins as Vice President of Real Estate Development and celebrates Brandon Brensing’s promotion to Vice President of Real Estate Development. The Des Moines office also recently promoted Andy Moffitt to Vice President of Real Estate Development.

Crimmins …

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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 …

Then Hooge Receives Outstanding Civil Engineer Award from Iowa Section ASCE

DES MOINES, IA — Stephanie Then Hooge, P.E., Water Resources Engineer with HDR, has been selected by the Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers as its 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineer.

Then Hooge has been an active member of ASCE since she was a student at …

USDOT Announces Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Kansas to Receive $225M

TOPEKA, KS — The U.S. Department of Transportation launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The program, to be administered by the Federal Highway Administration, represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction …

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Allied Oil & Supply, Inc and driverDOC Partner to Streamline Fleet Transportation Logistics

OMAHA, NE — Allied Oil & Supply, Inc announces it has recently entered into an agreement with driverDOC to be a preferred provider for supply chain technology to track freight and centralize documents.

“As one of the largest distributors of oil and lubricants in the Midwest, Allied has a long …

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APA Iowa Announces Recipients of 2021 Planning Awards

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Iowa) awarded three projects, which were completed in collaboration between RDG Planning & Design and cities throughout the state. Conferred annually, the APA Iowa Chapter Awards honor programs, plans, tools, processes, reports, or ordinances across seven categories including …

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Black & Veatch Accelerates Clean Energy and STEM Learning Through Operation Breakthrough Solar Deployment

KANSAS CITY, MO — With the search for clean energy solutions a major focus of STEM education programs, Black & Veatch has teamed with local Kansas City-based organizations to fund and complete a new solar canopy installation at Operation Breakthrough’s new Ignition Lab. The Ignition Lab will help inspire the …

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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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Construction Progresses on Olsson's University Village in Kearney

KEARNEY, NE — Officials at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) have been talking about it for years — a unique area that creates a destination for the community and visitors, showcasing new development and recreational spaces. The time for talk is now over. University Village is becoming a …

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Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. Conducts Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Certified Operator Training Classes in Des Moines

The Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. (CSSI) Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) Certified Operator Training is designed as part of a comprehensive training program that includes classroom (theory) and practical (hands-on) training and evaluation and is one of the most detailed and accurate equipment operator trainings available. The CSSI course utilizes …

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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 …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply Announce Merger

EVANSVILLE, IN — Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply announce a merger of their two-family businesses broadening not only their geographic coverage, but their company-wide capabilities.

“I am thrilled to connect with the vast customers, sales team, and the operational excellence Allied provides with a broader customer base offering …

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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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Kirby-Smith Hires Cook as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Construction Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) continues to build its executive team with the addition of Joel Cook as its new Executive Vice President and General Manager (EVP-GM), Construction Group. Cook will be responsible for strategic direction, operational management, and overall leadership of the heavy equipment distributor’s construction group, …

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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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Okigbo Receives One of Omaha by Design’s Highest Honors

OMAHA, NE — RDG Planning & Design announces that Kene Okigbo, ASLA has been honored with Omaha by Design’s 2021 Young Urbanist Award. Part of the organization’s annual Laurels Awards program, the Young Urbanist Award acknowledges an individual under the age of 45 who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to …

Recognizing and Addressing Worker Stress on Jobsites

Stress has been a part of human lives from the beginning. In the past year, we’ve seen additional attention placed on stress and its effects thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and highly publicized statements from top athletes and celebrities. Because stress can have a profound effect on the well-being of …

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in the Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES, IA and IL — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Quad Cities communities to celebrate opening the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge to traffic.

Governor Kim Reynolds (IA) provided …

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The UP Companies Hires Hunsucker as Square UP Operations Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the hiring of Joe Hunsucker as Square UP Operations Manager at its Kansas City office. In his new position, Hunsucker is responsible for leading and managing all field staff, promoting and enforcing company processes and all field training programs, monitoring workmanship …

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ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Announces Recipients of 2021 Design Awards

OMAHA, NE — The Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with two 2021 ASLA Chapter Awards in Nebraska. Held annually, this awards program honors organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice or study of landscape …

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Burns & McDonnell Reaches Substantial Completion for Evergy Switching Station

FORT SCOTT, KS — The 161-kV Evergy Jayhawk Switching Station near Fort Scott, Kansas, has achieved substantial completion. The project to connect a 195-megawatt (MW) wind farm in southern Kansas was delivered under an engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract by Burns & McDonnell. The wind farm is expected to produce enough …

City Breaks Ground on Independence Plaza Park Upgrades

KANSAS CITY, MO — A transformative project will soon bring new life to a park in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhood. City leaders recently broke ground on upgrades to Independence Plaza Park — part of several improvements being funded by a $30-million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban …

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Enovate Welcomes Duran as Vice President of Renewables

LEAWOOD, KS — Enovate recently announced the appointment of Phil Duran as Vice President of Renewables. He is leading Enovate’s Renewable Energy Division, focusing on solar, wind, and battery storage.

Duran has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry with 16 of those being in renewables. He has …

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Hayden Machinery Joins Hydrema as Authorized Missouri Dealer

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Hydrema, an articulated dump truck manufacturer, expands its dealer network with the addition of Hayden Machinery, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

“We are thrilled to partner with Hayden Machinery,” said Kris Binder, Executive Vice President of Hydrema North America. “Their dedication to building strong …

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HNTB’s Deaton Designated as Fellow by Design-Build Institute of America

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mark Deaton, FDBIA, RA, LEED AP, was recently named to the 2021 Class of Fellows from the Design-Build Institute of America, joining an elite list of industry professionals who have garnered this designation.

Deaton, who serves as Director of Operations and Project Director for …

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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 …

Kansas Beats 11 States to Win Top Transportation Award

KANSAS CITY, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces that the Turner Diagonal interchange project on I-70 in Wyandotte County beat 11 states to win the People’s Choice Award in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition.

The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize. Pledges from Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Mull as Manager of Supply Chain

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Cherish Mull as its new Manager of Supply Chain. Mull will provide process leadership and transformation of the heavy equipment distributor’s supply chain operations and will be responsible for supply chain strategy and oversight of all procurement, pre-contract, …

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Omaha Riverfront Project Receives First Award of Its Kind in Nebraska

OMAHA, NE — A nearly $300-million landscape overhaul in downtown Omaha is getting national recognition for its approach to environmental sustainability and resiliency. The Riverfront Revitalization Project has earned the Envision Platinum rating, the highest level possible from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It is the first project in Nebraska …

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Schuessler Named as Next Chief Financial Officer of Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell selects Alissa Schuessler as the next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Schuessler’s promotion builds on her track record that began with her joining the firm in 2005 as a Staff Accountant, then rising through the ranks to her most recent role as Vice President …

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Seiler Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co., Inc. recently marked its 75th Anniversary with a celebration at its main office in St. Louis, Missouri. The company also has seven additional geospatial sales offices in Lenexa, Kansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lansing and Detroit, Michigan; and Omaha, …

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Terex Utilities Sponsors Competition at International Lineman’s Rodeo, Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

BONNER SPRINGS, KS — Terex Utilities sponsored the Hurtman Rescue competition at the International Lineman’s Rodeo, held in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event, which focuses on highlighting safe work practices, draws the most skilled journeymen and apprentice lineworkers from around the world.

During the Hurtman Rescue, workers demonstrate how to …

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University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Building Dedication Celebrates Education, Innovation, Congregation

IOWA CITY, IA — Ten years ago, knowing that the then current University of Iowa (UI) College of Pharmacy was undersized and out of date, OPN Architects was hired to help the college determine a new future for the college. After deciding on a standalone building on the health science …

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With U.S. Vehicle Travel Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels, Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments, and New Federal Transportation Funding Reaching States, Additional Investment in U.S. Freight Network will be Needed to Improve Supply Chain Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC — As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain …

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Carson Group Cuts the Ribbon on New Headquarters in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held in front of the new Carson headquarters, flanked by the company’s staff, known as “internal stakeholders.” In her opening remarks, Carson Group Chief of Staff Kelsey Ruwe called the 200,000-square-foot campus a beacon for talent around the country and the …

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Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge Replacement Named Best Construction Project of 2020 by National Trade Association

LOUISIANA, MO — Louisiana, Missouri’s Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge replacement was the most significant construction project of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announces. As a result, the project’s contractor, Massman Construction Co., received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the …

Closing a Critical Gap In Utility Safety: Identifying Serious Injury and Fatality Potential

Most utility companies have stepped up their safety efforts in recent years, and the decline in safety events and minor injuries provides positive proof that safety programs are an effective way to protect workers.

However, there’s a disturbing trend underlying this success: despite all the progress in worksite safety, the …

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Conlon Construction Company Announces Leadership Moves

DUBUQUE, IA — Conlon Construction Co., a national commercial construction company headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, with offices in Coralville, Iowa, has announced a change in leadership. In a letter to employees, CEO and Co-Chairman Tim Conlon has announced that Matt Mulligan is now President and Chief Operating Officer of …

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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 …

Humphrey Named the Iowa Section Associate Member of the Year

IOWA CITY, IA — Trenton Humphrey, an Environmental Engineer in Stanley Consultants' Iowa City office, was named the Iowa Section Associate Member of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award is given annually to young civil engineers who have attained significant professional achievement …

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Kansas Governor Signs Agreement to Replace Topeka’s Polk-Quincy Viaduct

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently joined Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz, Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, and other community partners to sign a formal funding partnership agreement for the Polk-Quincy Viaduct project in Topeka.

The project will replace Topeka’s Polk-Quincy Viaduct and expand …

Kansas Transportation Secretary Lorenz Reappointed to Transportation Research Board

TOPEKA, KS — Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz has been reappointed to the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

As one of seven major divisions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), the TRB promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research and information …

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KC Levees Breaks Ground on $529M Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kansas Citys Levees project broke ground at the Central Industrial District Levee Unit, marking the levee raising phase start of the $529-million project, set to raise over 17 miles of existing levees and floodwalls up five feet.

The Kansas City District; Unified Government of Wyandotte …

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Kirby-Smith Selects Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Following the promotion of John Arapidis to President and CEO of Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM), the heavy equipment distributor has found a successor for Arapidis’ previous role, recently naming Mike Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts.

Kunin will be responsible for the management and continued …

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Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Earns AIA CSR Honor Award

MOUNT VERNON, IA — For the first time in the firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Central States Honor Award for the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center.

“Well-proportioned crafted and articulated building that maps itself beautifully into its site," a juror said. "Clear parti with the majority …

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Marion Fire Station Receives AIA Honor Award

MARION, IA — The Marion Fire Station No. 1, designed by OPN Architects, has received an Excellence in Design Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa. This award recognizes excellent architectural projects designed by members of AIA Iowa that emphasize their importance in the community. …

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Olsson has Executed a Purchase Agreement to Acquire Wittstruck & Associates

OMAHA, NE — Negotiations are nearly complete for Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering firm, to acquire Wittstruck & Associates.

Wittstruck is a design firm focused on providing crossing and wayside signal design services for the rail market. Founded in 1989, Wittstruck is located in Omaha's Rockbrook Village, and …

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Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on The Heart Center at Mercy

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Ryan and Mercy Cedar Rapids recently broke ground on The Heart Center at Mercy. The 72,000-square-foot building will merge cardiovascular services under one roof in a convenient and accessible setting for patients and caregivers.

“Our longstanding relationship with Mercy allowed us to dig deep and understand …

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SMH Group Announces Partnership with Kirby-Smith Machinery

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — SMH Group US announces that it is adding Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. to its dealer network for Atlas material handlers.

"We are excited to add such a major dealer to the network," said Tom Hickson, General Manager of SMH Group.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in …

Turner Diagonal Project Named National Finalist for America’s Transportation Award

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Turner Diagonal project in Wyandotte County has been named a Top 12 finalist in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards (ATA) competition.

The finalists — whittled down from 80 nominees from 35 state DOTs — compete for the ATA Grand Prize …

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Black & Veatch’s Barnard Honored with OPAL Industry Award for Work in Advanced Water Pollution Control

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, Global Process and Technology Leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional …

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Burns & McDonnell Adds Two Key Hires in Omaha, Expands Square Footage

OMAHA, NE — Michelle Winkelmann and Patrick Finigan join Burns & McDonnell, an employee-owned engineering and construction firm, in the Omaha office to expand services offered across the region.

Winkelmann, joining the firm as a Transportation Section Manager, brings 25 years of experience in the transportation market, working as …

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Burns & McDonnell Supports Children’s Mercy Kansas City at 12th Annual Rock the Parkway

KANSAS CITY, MO — Athletes returned to race along historic Ward Parkway in the 12th annual Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway Half Marathon and 5K. Burns & McDonnell and KC Running Company designated Children’s Mercy Kansas City as the race’s beneficiary for the fourth consecutive year.

“This race is …

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Carson Group’s National Headquarters Opens in Omaha’s Heartwood Preserve

OMAHA, NE — Following two years of design and construction, Carson’s $80-million national headquarters recently opened. Carson comprises 1,400 member firms, more than 110 partner offices, and it manages $18 billion in assets. LEO A DALY led architecture, engineering, and interior design services for the 200,000-square-foot campus. An official ribbon …

Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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Kansas City Council Approves Transformative 63rd and Prospect PIEA Development Plan

KANSAS CITY, MO — The plan to redevelop the northwest corner of 63rd and Prospect Avenue is moving forward, bringing Kansas City closer to the day when that area will see more affordable housing, a grocery store, and other mixed-use development.

The ordinance approved by the City Council supports a …

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Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center a 2021 Facilities of Merit

MOUNT VERNON, IA — OPN Architects' Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has been named a 2021 Facilities of Merit by Athletic Business. Each year, 10 athletic facilities are selected from the dozens submitted to the publication’s annual Architectural Showcase. This community wellness center serves …

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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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

Olsson Opens Norfolk Office, Names Lange Manager

NORFOLK, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces that the firm has opened a new office in Norfolk, Nebraska, to better serve its clients throughout the area.

“Olsson is extremely excited to be opening an office in Norfolk,” said Jeff Palik, Olsson’s greater Nebraska Office Leader. …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

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Raccoon River Valley Trail Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s National Hall of Fame

WAUKEE, IA — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announces the induction of the Raccoon River Valley Trail into its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee is selected during a public vote each year; more than 38,000 votes were cast in the 2021 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame contest, marking …

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RDG Planning & Design Selected for Downtown Des Moines Consulting Team

DES MOINES, IA — The Greater Des Moines (DSM) Partnership announces the consulting team for the Downtown Vision Plan and Action Plan for Downtown Des Moines. Through an extensive RFP process, the team of Bâton Global, Civitas Consultants, and RDG Planning & Design was selected to prepare the …

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Safer Approaches for Excavating Around Underground Utilities

Few things bring construction projects to a sudden halt quite like the surprise discovery of a gas pipe, electrical line, sewer tile, or water pipe. While digging a trench, the backhoe crew makes an unfortunate discovery. If they’re lucky, they spot the problem before any damage is done, or are …

Schmitz Joins HDR as Health Principal in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — Jason Schmitz, AIA, NCARB, joins HDR as a Health Principal in the Omaha architecture studio. In this position, Schmitz will be a leader for HDR’s health practice in the Omaha area, employing over 18 years of professional experience in the industry.

As the new Health Principal …

Taylor Retires After 42 Years at Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Director of Program and Project Management Mark Taylor has retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) after more than 42 years of service to the State of Kansas.

Taylor’s entire working career has been at KDOT. While attending Kansas State University, he had internships at the …

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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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The Associated General Contractors of Iowa Hosts Annual BBQ & Fall Days Celebration

DES MOINES, IA — The Annual AGC of Iowa BBQ and Fall Days event, held in Des Moines, Iowa, was back to its full two-day schedule this year.

After a day of informative meetings held by the Executive Committee, the Education & Workforce Development Committee, the PAC Committee, and the …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

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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 …

Budgeting Ahead for Safety is Critically Important

When companies try to predict costs for projects, they tend to concentrate on visible items such as materials. All too often, less tangible items – such as worker safety – become an afterthought and may not be budgeted adequately.

There are two primary ways in which safety affects the bottom …

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Collins Joins Foley Equipment as New Chief Financial Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces the addition of new Chief Financial Officer Michael Collins. He will lead the dealer’s finance functions and operations — including Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting, Tax, and Credit — as well as oversee the IT and Enterprise Process Management teams.

Foley CEO …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Foley Equipment Hosts Invasive Tree Demonstrations

ROSALIA, KS — Foley Equipment recently hosted several invasive tree demonstrations to give Kansas and Missouri customers an opportunity to try out Cat machines and various attachments.

Attendees observed techniques for clearing pasture and brush, as well as cutting and mulching. Afterward, customers operated machines to get a feel for …

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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

H&E Opens New Branch in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces its expansion into the Midwest and the state of Missouri with the opening of its new Kansas City branch. The 21,000-square-foot facility sits on nearly two acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Iverson Named Olsson’s Federal Program Leader

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Steve Iverson, who has led Olsson’s Kansas City Environmental team for the past three years, was named Leader of the firm’s federal program.

In his new role, Iverson will implement strategies that will integrate federal work into all of Olsson’s practices across the firm. …

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Kansas Governor Announces $23M for Road Improvement Projects in 36 Kansas Cities

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces that 36 Kansas cities will receive a combined total of $23 million to improve highways and intersections as part of the Kansas Department of Transportations (KDOT) City Connecting Link Improvement Program (CCLIP).

“Through our bipartisan transportation plan, we are committed to preserving …

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KC Water Earns APWA 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award

KANSAS CITY, MO — KC Water’s Central Industrial District Green Infrastructure Project has earned the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award. These winners publicly developed, owned, and maintained infrastructure projects that promote excellence in construction management and administration.

The APWA’s 2021 …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Arapidis as New President and CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States, announces that John Arapidis has been named President and CEO. Ed Kirby, the company’s Co-Founder, President, and CEO of nearly 40 years will step back from his current position …

Largest Renewable Natural Gas Project of its Kind Celebrates Construction Completion

KANSAS CITY, MO — Monarch Bioenergy, a joint venture between Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), has finished installing manure-to-energy technology on nearly all of Smithfield's Northern Missouri hog finishing farms. The new technology captures methane emissions and converts them into carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to …

Manitou
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Nabholz Opens Location in Columbia, Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO — Nabholz Construction Corporation recently announced the opening of an office in Columbia, Missouri. This new location will allow the firm to better serve clients throughout central Missouri, including work for the University of Missouri, MU Healthcare, Fulton Public Schools, and Columbia Regional Airport, where Nabholz is building …

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Olsson Welcomes Emory as Senior Engineer

DES MOINES, IA — Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, announces the hiring of Meredith Emory as a Senior Engineer. She joins the firm’s Traffic and Technology team and is based in Des Moines, where she will work on projects throughout the Midwest.

Emory has more than …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Central LLC
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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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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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Whaley Named to Lead Omaha’s Architecture Practice at HDR

OMAHA, NE — Matt Whaley, AIA, has been named Managing Principal of HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture practice. A six-year veteran of the firm, Whaley will work with the Omaha team to establish and cultivate a vision for the practice, manage the day-to-day operations, and engage with clients to …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Kirby Smith Machinery
Star Equipment LTD
Ameren Missouri, Burns & McDonnell Break Ground on 6.5-Megawatt, 12,200-Panel Community Solar Project in East-Central Missouri

NEW FLORENCE, MO — To continue powering Ameren Missouri’s transformational renewable generation plans, the utility and Burns & McDonnell have broken ground on a 6.5-megawatt (MW) solar array in Montgomery County — Ameren Missouri’s largest solar installation to date. The facility, which will ultimately feature 12,204 solar panels, is projected …

Black & Veatch Completes Detailed Design Work for Koch Fertilizer’s Upgrade of Plant in Beatrice, Nebraska

BEATRICE, NE — With Black & Veatch having completed key front-end engineering design (FEED) work and cost guidance, Koch Fertilizer is undertaking a $90-million upgrade of its Nebraska nitrogen plant, looking to boost output while improving its reliability and environmental and safety performance.

As part of the push to increase …

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Crowson Named Leader of Water and Wastewater Practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia

DULUTH, MN — SEH shares that Kathy Crowson, PE now leads the water and wastewater practice in the company's central region.

"Kathy is known for creating a strong team environment and empowering those around her," said Benita Crow, Central Region Leader. "She is a technical expert and a natural …

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Dolechek Named KSPE Young Engineer of the Year

WICHITA, KS — At the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers’ (KSPE) annual conference, Garver Kansas Infrastructure Team Leader Mark Dolechek, PE was named Young Engineer of the Year.

Dolechek has spent his career delivering sound solutions for water and wastewater projects, largely in his native Kansas. These include program …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

Topcon Construction Products
Your local Topcon Positioning Systems Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
Hawkins Construction Co. President Receives National Public-Private Partnership Award

OMAHA, NE — Hawkins Construction Co. President Chris Hawkins has been recognized as a model of excellence in innovative transportation leadership and finance, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recently announced.

The awards were presented during ARTBA’s 33rd Annual Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference, held virtually. …

Henderson Engineers Names Garrett as New Chief People Officer

LEAWOOD, KS — Henderson Engineers hires Mindy Garrett as its new Chief People Officer (CPO). Garrett, who has more than 22 years of human resources (HR) experience within professional services, will oversee the HR department, employee and leadership development, and spearhead company culture initiatives including diversity and inclusion programs.

Initially, …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

Kansas DOT Adds Yorkey as Office of Finance and Budget Chief, Longe as Performance Management Chief

TOPEKA, KS — Brendan Yorkey joins the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as the Chief of the Office of Finance and Budget. Tope Longe has been named the Bureau Chief of Performance Management.

Brendan Yorkey
Yorkey has a background in performance measures and debt service/bonding issues. In addition, he was …
Case  - CE
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
VLP / An EquipmentShare Co
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Kansas Governor Announces $776M in Highway Improvement Projects Across Kansas

TOPEKA, KS — After making four announcements across Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly announces a total of 24 Expansion and Modernization highway projects — totaling more than $776 million in investments — have been committed to construction as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan transportation plan.

“Expanding and modernizing our highways …

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Kansas Governor Announces U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization Project in Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently announced in Overland Park that the region’s No. 1 priority, the $300-million U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization project, has been committed to construction as part of the Kelly Administration’s bipartisan transportation plan.

“This project will enhance accessibility, address long-term safety concerns, and …

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Nebraska DOT Breaks Ground on Critical US-275 Expansion Project

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction to expand approximately 18.5 miles of U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided expressway from Scribner, Nebraska, to West Point, Nebraska.

Once construction of this …

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New Training Facility Supports Power Industry Apprentices

INDIANOLA, IA — Michels Power, Inc. is supporting the future of the electrical power industry and the people working in it by contributing to the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee’s (JATC) new Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training facility in Indianola, Iowa.

The facility is a regional hub for substation …

Olsson Names Naccarato Technical Leader of Omaha Structural Team

OMAHA, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces that Michael Naccarato has joined the firm as Technical Leader of its Omaha Structural team.

Naccarato has four decades of experience leading projects on the local, national, and international level with major engineering firms based in Omaha.

“Mike brings …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
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Star Equipment LTD
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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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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 …

Stanley Consultants Earns National Engineering Award for Iowa Organic Recycling Center

MUSCATINE, IA — A project designed by Stanley Consultants was named a national finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards for 2021. The Muscatine, Iowa, organic waste recycling project won a Grand Award in the association’s overall category. The Muscatine recycling center represents the new …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

Universal Engineering Sciences Acquires Geotechnology, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, MO — Universal Engineering Sciences (UES), an engineering and consulting company specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting, has acquired Geotechnology, Inc., a provider of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences; exploration; geotechnical engineering; underground consulting services; …

USDOT Announces $905M in Proposed Awards for INFRA Grant Program

DUBUQUE, IA — U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

“These timely investments in our infrastructure will create jobs and support regional economies, …

US LBM Completes Acquisition of American Construction Source

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — US LBM, a distributor of specialty building materials, has completed its previously announced acquisition of American Construction Source (ACS) from Angeles Equity Partners, LLC and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

‪‪‪‪‪‪With the addition of more than 70 locations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, …

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Azar, Key Architect at Black & Veatch Power Transformation, Joins Company’s Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that Mario Azar, President of its global power business has been named to the company’s Board of Directors.

“Black & Veatch’s businesses are at the forefront of a global shift towards more sustainable, lower carbon energy use with a growing focus …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
Your local Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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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 …

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves FY 2022-2026 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program

OSKALOOSA, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at a recent meeting. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. The commission and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) remain committed to …

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Kansas Governor Announces $42M Investment to Support 30 Transportation Projects Statewide

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announce that more than $42 million will support 30 transportation construction projects across Kansas through an expanded list of recipients of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Cost Share Program for spring 2021.

Cost Share is a component …

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Krause Gateway Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

DES MOINES, IA — Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines Western Gateway has earned LEED Gold certification.

The building was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with OPN Architects and constructed by Ryan Companies with sustainable strategies such as: fully automated LED lighting systems, a green roof with …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
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CSTK JCB
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Mabel Lee Hall at University of Nebraska Prioritizes Making Learning Visible

LINCOLN, NE — At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mabel Lee Hall is part of a connected three-building complex that serves as the City Campus home of the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS).

The new design by Sasaki, in partnership with Sinclair Hille Architects of Lincoln, will deliver …

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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 …

More than $12.6M in Federal Grants Awarded to Support Nebraska’s Aviation System

LINCOLN, NE — Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced they would award Nebraska more than $12.6 million in federal grants through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The grants will provide funding for runway and taxiway improvements, navigational aids, snow removal equipment, and other …

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Nebraska DOT Awards US-275 Contract to Koss Construction

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces the awarding to Koss Construction of Topeka, Kansas, for the construction of three segments of U.S. Highway 275 (US-275). The three segments include: Scribner North for $37,772,493, West Point South for $18,546,966, and West Point North and South for $26,894,819. …

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Berry Tractor
RoadBuilders Machinery Supply
Olsson Named Lincoln’s Best Place to Work

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, was named one of Lincoln’s Best Places to Work, a program that identifies the city’s businesses that have created positive work environments for their employees. Olsson was selected as the top place to work in the extra-large company category (more …

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Olsson-Sponsored Student Team Wins Top Honor

LINCOLN, NE — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) team that developed the Olsson Building Use Efficiency Platform won the Platinum Project Award at the Design Studio 2021 Showcase. The project was one of 20 sponsored by companies such as Kiewit, Hudl, TD Ameritrade, and Mutual of Omaha.

The Olsson-sponsored …

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RDG Announces Boyd as Sports Design Leader

DES MOINES, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Johnny Boyd, AIA has joined the firm in its Des Moines, Iowa, location. Boyd will serve as a Project Manager with a special focus on client development for the firm’s Sports Market.

“Johnny knows how to spark vision and turn …

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RDG Receives Multiple IIDA Great Plains Interior Design Awards

DES MOINES, IA — IIDA Great Plains recognizes RDG Planning & Design with two Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in the Midwest Contractor area, including a Project Award and the ICON Award. IIDA Great Plains, which encompasses the states of Iowa and Nebraska, recognized IDEA winners during a virtual celebration. …

Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Sage Oil Vac LubeBuilder: What You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Being equipped with the precise tools to conduct the unique equipment maintenance your customers demand is crucial for minimizing work stoppages and maximizing productivity. The proper system also provides your team with more than just what they need to perform equipment maintenance on the jobsite; it also helps keep them …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

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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 …

Wadley Selected as Kansas DOT Chief of Research

TOPEKA, KS — Dan Wadley has been named the Chief of the Bureau of Research for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

He started with KDOT in 2001 in the Bridge Inspection unit, performing in-service routing and fracture critical inspections on bridges and 500 series structures across the state. Wadley …

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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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Laser Specialist inc
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ASLA Prairie Gateway Recognizes RDG for Design Excellence

OVERLAND PARK, KS — The Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with two design awards. PGASLA, which encompasses the state of Kansas and central and western Missouri, has been honoring outstanding contributions to the practice of landscape architecture since …

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Burns & McDonnell Hires Jones as a Rail Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jeff Jones joins Burns & McDonnell as a Rail Leader within the Transportation Group in Kansas City. Jones will be responsible for growing the rail practice at Burns & McDonnell.

Jones’ hiring expands the overall rail services at Burns & McDonnell. He joins a team that …

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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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Creighton University Announces Construction of New Health Sciences Education Building

OMAHA, NE — Creighton University announces plans to construct a new, $75-million health sciences education building on its Omaha, Nebraska campus. The facility will be named the CL Werner Center for Health Sciences Education, in honor of donors C.L. and Rachel Werner, and will house programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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DLR Group Selected to Design New School at Boys Town

OMAHA, NE — DLR Group has been selected to design a new school on the Boys Town campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Originally built in 1948, the current high school is outdated and does not meet the individual academic needs of the Boys Town student population. In addition, students in grades …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Harper Industries Tackles the Skills Gap at a Local Level

Britt Hedlund knows progress can be a slow process, especially when it comes to attracting and developing the skilled workforce of tomorrow in small, rural communities like Harper County, Kansas.

However, through her work as coordinator of the Harper County Transition to Career Program and its partnership with local AEM …

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HDR’s Sharp to Serve on National Institute of Building Sciences’ BIM Steering Committee

OMAHA, NE — HDR’s Highways Director Will Sharp is one of 13 industry leaders chosen to serve on the National Institute of Building Sciences’ new National BIM Program Steering Committee. The goal of the National BIM Program is to help set digital design and construction standards in the …

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

Manitou
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

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KWK Architects Helps Universities Conserve Earth’s Resources Through Environmentally Responsible Student Housing Designs

COLUMBIA, MO — Colleges and universities today are looking for sustainable facilities, and a number of them choose to participate in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) process to obtain a measurable level of sustainability.

LEED is a green building certification program used worldwide. Developed by the nonprofit …

Redline Named New Missouri DOT Kansas City District Engineer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Chris Redline has been named the District Engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Kansas City District. He will take over the leadership of the Kansas City region from David Silvester, who recently retired from the position.

A registered Professional Engineer, Redline has …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Central LLC
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, …

Thomas Named Kansas Recreation & Park Association’s 2021 Distinguished Volunteer

WICHITA, KS — As a Landscape Architect for Garver’s Federal Team, Brent Thomas combines art and sciences to design the facilities that support communities. His passion for community enhancement extends beyond the projects he works on during office hours. A member of the Wichita Parks Foundation, Thomas was recently …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Wichita Wind Surge Opens 2021 Baseball Season in New Ballpark

WICHITA, KS — The kick-off to the 2021 minor league baseball season has special meaning for the city of Wichita, Kansas. After a delayed opening due to the pandemic, fans can now cheer on their hometown team Wichita Wind Surge — AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins — in the …

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Younglove Construction Receives Excellence in Construction Award

MENDOTA, IL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a 2021 …

ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute Announces Winners of 2021 International Student Design Competition

LINCOLN, NE — The Pennsylvania State University earned first place honors at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) International Student Design Competition (ISDC), winning in the construction, electrical systems, and structural systems categories. University of Nebraska-Lincoln won in the building integration systems and mechanical systems …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

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Burns & McDonnell Bolsters Health Care Capabilities by Adding Two in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell is expanding its health care team and deepening its support of the industry, hiring two industry leaders who bring additional architecture, design, and construction experience to the Kansas City office.

“The health care industry is facing demand and transformative change now, more than …

Topcon Construction Products
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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Herrington to Director of Projects, Hires Otto as Transportation Director in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Zach Herrington, PE, has been promoted to Director of Projects within the Water Group in Kansas City at Burns & McDonnell. This role becomes a dual role as he continues to serve as the group’s National Director of Construction. Also based in Kansas City, …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

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 …

Getting on Top of Tower Safety

Communications towers have long been a part of the landscape, but if you think you’re seeing many more of them, you’re not mistaken. The rapidly increasing demand for wireless communication and private communication networks has triggered a significant increase in the construction of towers.

The growing presence of towers means …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

Grade Control …
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HR Green Earns Designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified Company in 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green, Inc., an engineering, technical consulting, and management firm, announces that it is Great Place to Work-Certified. Certification is a significant achievement based on validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s data-driven For All methodology. Having surveyed more than 100 million employees …

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Johnston City Hall Honored with Masonry Award

JOHNSTON, IA — OPN Architects recently received the Masonry Institute of Iowa (MII) Appreciation Award for the soon-to-be complete Johnston City Hall.

At the core of the Johnston Town Center Development, the new city hall is a community anchor surrounded by public amenities. The building opens to a community “front …

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Lamp Rynearson Welcomes Smith as New Board Member

OMAHA, NE — Shawntal M. Smith, Esq., joins Lamp Rynearson's Board of Directors as its newest member. She is the Chief Professional Development Officer & General Counsel for Omaha Home for Boys and a Race and Law course Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Creighton University School of …

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Lang Recognized as one of CMFA’s Inaugural 40 Under 40 Class

KANSAS CITY, MO — Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today’s construction financial professionals, announces the honorees of the first 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes the next generation of construction financial management leaders. Zach Lang, was selected to …

Lower Projected Wastewater Rate Increases and Additional Green Infrastructure Ahead for Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — A federal judge recently signed the long-negotiated Third Amended Consent Decree agreed upon by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice, which focuses on reducing wet weather overflows from the city’s sewer systems.

“We are thrilled …

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McCownGordon Construction Names Levy Chief Operating Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Steve Levy was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of McCownGordon Construction, one of the Midwest’s largest construction firms. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, Operations for the regional construction firm. Over the past two years, Levy took on significant additional responsibilities beyond construction operations, …

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer

DES MOINES, IA — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, recently announced its top dealers of 2020 according to sales performance. The Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer was Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. from Des Moines, Iowa.

“Minnich …

MW Builders Celebrates 50 Years

KANSAS CITY, KS — 2021 is off to a solid start for MW Builders' employee owners as the company embarks on a new chapter of the organization. This year marks MW Builders' 50th anniversary.

In 1932, Claude Sanders, the pioneer of MW Builders' parent company, ventured through unchartered …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on Multi-Specialty Medical Building in St. Peters

ST. PETERS, MO — Ryan Companies US, Inc., in partnership with Surgery Partners and Advanced Bone & Joint, will bring all major orthopedic and ancillary services for Northwest Missouri under one roof with the development, design, and construction of St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center and Medical Office Building. The …

SAM Announces Acquisition of R&S Digital Services

GREAT BEND, KS — SAM Companies, a provider of geospatial and construction services in North America, announces that it completed the acquisition of R&S Digital Services, Inc. (R&S), a Geographic Information System (GIS) consulting firm located in Great Bend, Kansas.

Established in 1986, R&S was the first fully-digital mapping …

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SEH Names Casey Sales Leader in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska

DES MOINES, IA — Lucas Casey will serve as the Sales Leader in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Casey is a strategic and collaborative leader with over 15 years of experience in city administration and government relations. He joined SEH in 2016 to launch the SEH office …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

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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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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

ABC Names the 2021 Young Professional of the Year

ROBINS, IA — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces Jim Ellis, Vice President of Price Electric in Robins, Iowa, received ABC’s 2021 Young Professional of the Year Award. Ellis was honored at ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas.

The Young Professional of the Year is chosen based on career …

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ACEC Nebraska Names Olsson’s Yates Young Professional of the Year

OMAHA, NE — Brittni Yates, Technical Leader on Olsson’s Nebraska Water/Wastewater team, was named the 2021 Young Professional of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Nebraska.

Yates, who joined Olsson in 2018, is responsible for managing and leading key client accounts, organizing technical resources …

Baker Group Wins 2021 Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award

ANKENY, IA — At the 2021 Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) Winter Conference, Baker Group was the recipient of the Leadership in Workforce Recruitment Award. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of companies who are actively engaging in solving the industry’s labor shortage.

Baker Group recognizes that there is a …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Harden as Firm's First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell promotes Leon Harden as the firm’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy Manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic …

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Construction Begins on Des Moines Industrial Transloading Facility

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Industrial (DSMI) is poised to move forward with Iowa’s premier industrial transloading facility after recently acquiring 31 acres of land purchased from the City of Des Moines and Norfolk Southern. Ryan Companies US, Inc. recently began construction, and the facility is expected to be …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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HDR's Cottonwood Ranch Project Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award in Nebraska

OVERTON, NE — 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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HDR's Trenolone Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

OMAHA, NE — Tom Trenolone, FAIA, a Design Director in HDR’s architecture practice, has been elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This is AIA’s highest membership honor, awarded to those who have demonstrated a "standard of excellence" and have made significant …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

Interstates Receives a Safety Award and Project Award from ABC

FREMONT, NE — Interstates joined several other merit shop contractors in Grapevine, Texas, for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards. The company received two of the highest level awards from ABC, the National Safety Excellence Pinnacle award and the National Excellence in Construction Pyramid award.

National …
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Kansas Governor Announces Completion of $65M Transportation Project, the Lewis & Clark Viaduct

KANSAS CITY, KS — Governor Laura Kelly joined Representative Sharice Davids, Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz, and local officials to commemorate the completion of the re-opening of westbound I-70 as part of the multi-phase Lewis & Clark Viaduct project. The Lewis & Clark Viaduct is comprised …

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Miller Electric Works on Heider College of Business Renovation for Creighton University

OMAHA, NE — Enhancements to the Heider College of Business at Creighton University began in early 2019 and continued through the pandemic-impacted days of 2020. Miller Electric worked to wire new classrooms, faculty offices, and collaborative and common spaces throughout the college’s Harper Center.

Funded by a gift from the …

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Monzu Promoted to Health Care Market Sector Leader at LEO A DALY

OMAHA, NE — Following 26 years of health care design leadership, Jeff Monzu, AIA, NCARB, M. SAME, has been promoted to Market Sector Leader - Health Care for LEO A DALY’s Omaha design studio. Monzu has led design teams for large and small health care facilities around the …

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Olsson Wins Grand Award from ACEC of Nebraska for U.S. Highway 281 Bridge Design

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, won the Grand Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Nebraska’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards, the top honor given by the organization.

Olsson won the top spot for its design work on the emergency repairs of the …

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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Rasmussen Chosen to Lead Olsson’s Springfield and Joplin Offices

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Jared Rasmussen, who oversees Olsson’s Springfield/Fayetteville General Civil team, has been named the firm’s Springfield and Joplin Office Leader.

Rasmussen replaces Ron Mersch, who recently was promoted to Regional Leader of Olsson’s operations in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas. Olsson is an engineering and …

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Schaap Promoted to Federal Market Sector Leader at LEO A DALY

OMAHA, NE — After 18 years of designing and managing federal projects around the world, Amy Schaap, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, FHFI, has been promoted to the position of Market Sector Leader - Federal Programs for LEO A DALY’s Omaha design studio. She will help advance the …

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Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

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Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Retirement of General Counsel Quatman, Names Odum as Successor

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell Senior Vice President and General Counsel G. William (Bill) Quatman will retire from the company in mid-March. He will be succeeded as General Counsel by Vice President Paul Odum of the Burns & McDonnell Legal Department.

“Bill has taken the general counsel role …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Senior Executives, Expands Officer Group

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell announces several key leadership promotions to President, Senior Vice President, and Vice President after another record year of sales for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm. These individuals contributed to a year that produced $5.3 billion in sales, resulted in …

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Doosan Expands its Presence in Nebraska with Three New Locations

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with Central Nebraska Bobcat to add three new locations. In addition to providing increased service and support for customers, these new Midwest locations will offer customers more access to purchase and rent Doosan equipment.

The new authorized Doosan locations …

Iowa DOT Awarded Top Honors for Work Zone Plan

AMES, IA — The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) announces the winners of its 2021 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Awards Competition. Now in its third year, the national contest represents the latest TSMO projects and programs that are increasing the efficiency of America’s existing infrastructure to address …

Iowa Organic Recycling Center Sweeps State ACEC Awards

MUSCATINE, IA — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa awards Stanley Consultants the Grand Prize in the water and wastewater category and the overall 2020 competition’s Grand Conceptor award for the design of the Muscatine organic waste recycling project. The ACEC competition is based on such elements …

Kiewit Launches Full-Tuition Scholarship, Leadership Program at Nebraska Engineering

LINCOLN, NE — After committing $20 million to the expansion of the College of Engineering in 2019, Kiewit Corp. is making another significant investment toward the college’s efforts to educate the next generation of engineering, construction, and computing industry leaders.

Key leaders of the international construction and design engineering firm, …

Menke Named Kansas DOT Chief of Construction and Materials

TOPEKA, KS — Tony Menke has been selected as the new Bureau Chief of Construction and Materials for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Menke started at KDOT in 2003 at the Emporia Construction office. In 2008, he was promoted to District One Assistant Construction Engineer in Topeka. In 2011, …

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Missouri DOT Selects Contractor for the Design-Build of the New Buck O'Neil Bridge

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO — The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announces that it has selected Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture, as the design-build contractor to replace the Buck O’Neil Bridge, formally known as the Broadway Bridge. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2021 and be fully complete by …

Olsson Employees Earn Professional Engineer Certification

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces that some employees recently passed standard required exams and earned their Professional Engineer (PE) certifications. To become a PE, a person must complete four years of progressive experience under a licensed Professional Engineer and pass the certification exam.

The …

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Populous Part of Collective Effort to Revitalize Historic Paseo Stairs in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Volker Boulevard weaves along Brush Creek through Kansas City’s urban core, connecting east and west from Paseo Boulevard to the Country Club Plaza. The eastern termination of Volker Boulevard at Paseo is marked by a historic landmark, the well-known yet not often visited Paseo Stairs. The …

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Smith Joins Olsson as Director of EHS

KANSAS CITY, MO — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, names Joey Smith as Director of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS). Smith will be based in Olsson’s North Kansas City, Missouri, office.

Smith joins Olsson after spending 15 years working in construction in the Kansas City area. Most recently, …

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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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US-83 McCook - North Platte Super 2 Highway Taking Shape

LINCOLN, NE — Work on the first Super 2 highway in Nebraska is progressing on schedule, with the majority of the work completed on the 10-mile segment of US-83 between mile markers 35 and 45 by Frazier Creek in Frontier County, according to Nebraska Department of Transportation District 7 Construction …

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

Vogel Named Kansas DOT Chief of Maintenance

TOPEKA, KS — A familiar face is back to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as Jaci Vogel has been named the Bureau Chief of Maintenance. She replaces Clay Adams, who was named KDOT Director of Field Operations.

Vogel started at KDOT in 1989 in KDOT’s Transportation Planning, then …

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 …

Bakarich Named Kansas DOT Manager of Special Projects

TOPEKA, KS — Carmen Bakarich has been named the Manager of Special Projects for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

She started her legal career in 1989 as a Research Attorney for Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Holmes. Then in 1991, she began at KDOT as a Staff Attorney …

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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 …

Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

OVERLAND PARK, KS — As enterprises work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders, and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

Black & Veatch’s centralization of its environmental services offerings comes as the world gets more complicated and companies, …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

Fast-Tracked Bridge Design Relieves Flooded Iowa Highway Corridor, Wins Awards

MUSCATINE, IA — Stanley Consultants and its industry partners were awarded the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement by the Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for its work in battling Missouri River basin flooding and restoring mobility. The Missouri River Overflow Bridges project also received an honor …

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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Foley Equipment Rebuilds Give Second Life to Used Machines

Since 2005, Foley Equipment has restored over 300 machines to their original condition through the Cat Certified Rebuild Program.

The Cat Certified Rebuild Program allows machine owners to benefit from the multiple lives designed into their Cat machines and components. This program incorporates the very latest Cat technology and critical …

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Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

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Great Plains Trails Network Connector is Completed in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — There is a new 350-foot-long bridge in Lincoln, Nebraska, and it does not just span a section of railroad track. This bridge connects multiple trail systems that extend south into Kansas and east to Omaha, providing greater access to a beloved park and giving people a chance …

Have You Fallen for These Common Safety Myths?

Safety sounds like a simple concept, but when it comes to workplace safety, that isn’t always the case. As our professionals interact with companies and workers in many industries, they frequently hear things that may sound plausible, but that really aren’t true. We’ve collected several of the most common here. …

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Huffstetler Elevated to SAME Fellow

OMAHA, NE — LEO A DALY announces that Corporate Director of Federal Programs Mike Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP has been elevated to Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). The SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the society, military …

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Kansas DOT Kicks Off First Active Transportation Plan in 25 Years

TOPEKA, KS — Kansans are being afforded an active role in the development of the state’s first Active Transportation Plan (ATP) in 25 years.

Active transportation refers to human-powered modes of transportation such as walking or cycling. The Kansas ATP will serve as a guide for the Kansas Department of …

Marshalltown Generating Station Wins 2020 Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award

MARSHALLTOWN, IA — Marshalltown Generating Station has been selected for the American Society of Civil Engineers 2020 Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Award. ASCE recognized it as a model for sustainable energy with features that protect and restore the natural environment. It is the second year in a row an HDR …

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McCownGordon Construction Promotes Johnson and Deets

KANSAS CITY, MO — McCownGordon Construction promotes two key leaders as the company continues to grow and expand in the Midwest region. Sheri Johnson moved into a newly created role as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Luke Deets, who directs the company’s K-12 work in Kansas City was named …

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Okigbo Recognized with ASLA’s Outstanding Service Award

OMAHA, NE — RDG Planning & Design announces that Kene Okigbo, ASLA has been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the 2020 Outstanding Service Award. ASLA’s annual award honors member volunteers who are making notable contributions to or on behalf of the society at the national …

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Olsson Names Cramer Senior Director of Operations, Mersch Takes Over as Regional Leader

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Sterling Cramer is promoted to Senior Director of Operations for Olsson, an engineering and design firm that serves clients throughout the United States. Cramer was previously leader of the firm’s region that covers offices in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas.

In his new role, Cramer will …

Phillips Joins Aspen Equipment as New Territory Manager

OMAHA, NE — Aspen Equipment announces that David Phillips will be joining the company as the Truck Equipment Territory Manager for Iowa and Nebraska.

Phillips brings over 10 years of experience to the position, selling sign trucks and boom trucks throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin/South America. He is …

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School Awards $70,000 in Construction Scholarships

PITTSBURG, KS — Seventy students in the School of Construction at Pittsburg State University will receive $70,000 in scholarships for the spring semester. Tyson Stites, a junior construction major from McPherson, Kansas, was among them and said he is honored and thankful to receive one.

“I have taken a …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $174M Grant Agreement to Expand Kansas City, Missouri, Streetcar Service

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $174.1-million federal grant agreement with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project, which will improve transportation options and continue to spur economic development along the streetcar …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Star Equipment LTD
2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

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 …

Bacehowski Joins HDR to Lead Waste Sector Environmental Practice

DES MOINES, IA — Dan Bacehowski, CGP, is HDR’s new Waste Sector Environmental Practice Lead. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Bacehowski is focused on strategy development and technical leadership to provide waste clients with environmental and groundwater solutions.

“I look forward to bringing my experience in the industry …

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Black & Veatch Names Murphy Chief Technology Officer

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Reflecting the increasing convergence of diverse technology platforms and the design, engineering, and construction of critical infrastructure systems, Christopher Murphy joins Black & Veatch as Chief Technology Officer. Murphy, a former executive and expert at The Coca-Cola Company in harnessing disparate information technology (IT) environments to …

Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
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Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

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Garney Headquarters Moves to North Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Garney Construction has relocated its company headquarters. Strong growth drove the need for a larger office space than its long-time location along Vivion Road in Kansas City. The new headquarters, a 32,000-square-foot renovated warehouse office, is located at 1700 Swift Street in North Kansas City.

Garney …

Hale Named Kansas DOT Director of Communications

TOPEKA, KS — Steve Hale has been named Director of Communications for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). He said he is excited to be involved in the agency’s Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program.

“KDOT is a well-respected agency in our state,” Hale said. “Kansans understand the importance of safe and …

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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’ …

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LEO A DALY’s Restoration Design Reinvents Kimpton’s Historic Cottonwood Hotel in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — A storied destination between Denver and Chicago has been meticulously restored through a collaboration between international design firms LEO A DALY and DLR Group. Kimpton’s boutique Cottonwood Hotel recently opened, set in Omaha’s Blackstone entertainment district. The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel is managed by hospitality company Pivot …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Berry Tractor
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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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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

McMAHON Partners with Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. to Design First-Ever, Zero-Carbon Wood Substitute Manufacturing Facility

SAC COUNTY, IA — McMahon Associates, Inc. (McMAHON), a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is designing and overseeing the construction of a manufacturing plant for Corn Board Manufacturing Inc. (CBMI). The facility, which will be located in Sac County, Iowa, will be used to convert corn stover biomass — …

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SaskPower Names Burns & McDonnell as EPC Contractor for Great Plains Power Station

KANSAS CITY, MO — SaskPower has selected Burns & McDonnell as the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor for the new Great Plains Power Station. The new power facility will utilize highly efficient combined-cycle technology and clean-burning natural gas to provide up to 350 megawatts (MW) of baseload capacity.

The new power facility …

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Shive-Hattery Announces Bennett as New President

OMAHA, NE — Shive-Hattery, an architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces the election of Jennifer Bennett as President and expansion into the Madison, Wisconsin, and Omaha, Nebraska, markets.

Bennett has served as Executive Vice President since March 2020 and has succeeded Jim Lee as President. Lee has served …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Kirby Smith Machinery
The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

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Thompson Park Honored for Innovation and Craftsmanship by ABC Heart of America

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Each year, the ABC Heart of America Chapter holds an annual awards program: The Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. The EIC Awards recognize outstanding Merit Shop construction projects completed during the previous year by member companies in Missouri and Kansas. This year, RDG Planning & Design …

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Two HDR Projects in Nebraska Win Honor Awards from ACEC

OMAHA, NE — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized two HDR projects in Nebraska with national awards. The Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program and HDR Global Headquarters both won Honor Awards.

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, Hastings, Nebraska
Hastings Utilities faced a difficult decision to provide a reliable, …
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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

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ASLA Iowa Chapter Recognizes Excellence in Design

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with six 2020 Iowa ASLA Awards. These awards recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in the practice and/or study of landscape architecture. The six projects recognized include: …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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Laser Specialist inc
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Bergkamp Inc. Announces Management Promotion and New Hire

SALINA, KS — Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces the promotion of Jason Bergkamp to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He previously was the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO). In his new position, Bergkamp will take over the day-to-day operations of the company. A member of …

Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

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Deloitte and Wichita State University Join Forces to Launch New Smart Factory

WICHITA, KS — Deloitte and Wichita State University announce the launch of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, an immersive experiential learning environment that will accelerate the future of manufacturing as innovation and new technologies continue to reshape operations and the modern enterprise. Crossland Realty provided predevelopment services, feasibility study, financing, …

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Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

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Flood Control Solution Supports Revitalization in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, KS — The City of Shawnee, Kansas, has transformed one of its main thoroughfares into a transportation and economic gateway for a community on the rise. The Nieman Road corridor between Shawnee Mission Parkway and 55th Street has been revitalized by approximately $38 million in public and private investment. …

Link Belt Excavators
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska DOT Join Local Community Celebration of Hwy 281 Bridge Opening South of Spencer

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Governor Pete Ricketts, transportation partners, and Spencer-area community members recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the permanent bridge on Highway 281 over the Niobrara River south of Spencer. The event also marked full mobility being restored on the State Highway …

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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

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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 …

Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

The safety professional …

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Kansas Governor Announces More Than $6M in Local Transportation, Technology Projects Statewide

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz announce the recipients of more than $6 million in funds provided by two programs that invest in technology and local community transportation needs.

The announcement marked the first-ever awards for KDOT’s Innovative Technology program made …

Manitou
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Star Equipment LTD
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Omaha Rapid Bus Transit Stations Debut in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — Designed by LEO A DALY, 24 transit stations in Omaha now link some of the city’s premier destination districts and neighborhoods. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) service began in November, with buses stopping at each of the stations, 12 in each direction, along the Dodge and …

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The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

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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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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

SITECH
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SITECH Central LLC
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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

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Burns & McDonnell Breaks Ground on First-Ever Community Solar Program in Southwest Missouri

JOPLIN, MO — As part of its growing solar power generation design and construction services portfolio, Burns & McDonnell has broken ground on Liberty Utilities-Empire District’s Prosperity Community Solar installation — the first such renewable generation program in southwest Missouri. Comprised of more than 5,500 bifacial photo-voltaic panels, the 2 …

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, …

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 …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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City of Muscatine Recognized for Urban Design Efforts

MUSCATINE, IA — The City of Muscatine’s efforts in Reconnecting Muscatine received the Planning Award for Urban Design by the American Planning Association - Iowa Chapter at the Upper Midwest Conference. This award honors efforts to create a sense of place, whether a street, public space, neighborhood, or campus effort. …

Garver to Assist Kansas DOT in Highway Enhancement Program

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is set to begin the most extensive transportation improvement program in its history — and Garver is set to help guide it through the process.

IKE Transportation Partners, a joint venture team comprised of Garver and Burns & McDonnell, …

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Gov. Ricketts Joins Nebraska DOT, State and Local Dignitaries to Celebrate Progress on Lincoln South Beltway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts, Senator Deb Fischer, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, and other state and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate progress on construction of the Lincoln South Beltway. Through the collaborative efforts of NDOT and its partners, work is well underway …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

Topcon Construction Products
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Star Equipment LTD
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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 …

Missouri DOT Completes Brand New I-435 and I-70 Partial Turbine Interchange Ahead of Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has officially completed the brand new I-435 and I-70 interchange in Kansas City, Missouri. This $47-million construction project began in spring 2019 and was scheduled to be completed by December 2020.

After a global pandemic, and quite a bit of …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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NetApp Breaks Ground for Building on Wichita State University Innovation Campus

WICHITA, KS — Work has begun on a permanent new home for NetApp's Wichita operations on the Wichita State University Innovation Campus, near 17th Street and Innovation Boulevard. It is expected to open in early 2022.

The 168,000-square-foot LEED Silver building is designed as an open office plan, with over …

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Stantec Unveils Master Plan for Two Parks in Blue Springs, Missouri

BLUE SPRINGS, MO — Global design firm, Stantec, has completed the master plans for Southwest Park and Roscoe Righter Park, which were made public at a presentation to the Blue Springs City Council. The renderings and plans detail the vision for outdoor park space, indoor event facilities, and activity …

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Thunder Creek Equipment Adds Lea as Vice President of Sales

PELLA, IA — Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, have hired Larry Lea, the former Director of Sales for Mahindra USA, as the organization’s new Vice President of Sales.

Lea, who has spent his entire career in the agriculture and heavy equipment sales market, brings …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

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Associated General Contractors of Iowa Hosts Annual BBQ and Fall Day Celebration

DES MOINES, IA — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Iowa BBQ and Fall Days event was shortened to just a single day, but that and the rainy weather did not stop association members and staff from getting together. The day offered all those …

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

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Des Moines University Holds Groundbreaking for New Campus

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines University (DMU) recently held its public groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of construction of its new campus on 88 acres in West Des Moines. In a public gathering at the new property, University President and Chief Executive Officer Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
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Star Equipment LTD
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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

Foley Equipment Moves Olathe Facility to Accommodate Growth

OLATHE, KS — Caterpillar dealer Foley Equipment is moving Olathe operations to a larger facility to support a growing customer base. Increased capacity will include additional service bays, an expanded parts warehouse, and more room for equipment storage.

“We now have more Johnson County customers than ever, so we have …

JE Dunn Named One of Nation's Safest Construction Companies by National Contractors Group

KANSAS CITY, MO — JE Dunn was honored for having one of the nation’s best construction safety and health plans in 2020 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted …

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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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Johnson County Courthouse Celebrates Substantial Completion Milestone

OLATHE, KS — Global architectural design firm Fentress Architects and Johnson County Board of Commissioners recently announced the substantial completion for the new Johnson County Courthouse, located in downtown Olathe, Kansas.

The seven-story, 356,831-square-foot courthouse, designed by Fentress Architects in a partnership with Treanor HL, and constructed by JE …

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Kirby-Smith Adds Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor’s sales, rental, and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm …

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Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

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McCloskey International Welcomes Berry Tractor & Equipment to Global Dealer Network

WICHITA, KS — Screening and crushing manufacturer McCloskey International has welcomed equipment dealer Berry Tractor to its global network of distributors. The company will serve the Kansas and Western Missouri markets in the United States.

Berry Tractor & Equipment was founded in 1957 and is a division of Berry Companies, …

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Nebraska Crane Purchases Grove GRT9165 Rough-Terrain Crane from Aspen Equipment

Strong, compact, high capacity. These were the qualities that Nebraska Crane was searching for when looking to add a new crane to its fleet. After doing some research, one crane stood out to the Kearney, Nebraska-based rental company: the Grove GRT9165. The GRT9165 is Grove’s longest-reaching and highest-capacity rough-terrain crane, …

New Chair, Vice Chair for Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Michael T. Waters is the new Chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and John W. Briscoe is the new Vice Chair. The commission elected them at its monthly meeting that was held virtually.

Waters was appointed to the commission in March 2015. Briscoe …

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Overland Park, Kansas Celebrates Dedication of Thompson Park

OVERLAND PARK, KS — RDG Planning & Design joined the City of Overland Park, Kansas, to celebrate the official dedication of the city’s new Thompson Park. Previously known as Santa Fe Commons Park, the space was renamed in honor of downtown Overland Park business owners and philanthropists Frank and Evangeline …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

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Skurdahl Joins Black & Veatch as Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch, a company specializing in power infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, announces that Paul Skurdahl has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy within the company’s growing power business.

Backed by more than 35 years in the power …

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Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
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CSTK JCB
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Technology Leader Bishop Named CIO of Black & Veatch

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces Irvin Bishop, Jr. as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Bishop, a leader in digital automation and digital transformation strategies, will lead the Information Technology services team, which provides the company’s global workforce with the tools and technologies needed to offer solutions and services …

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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

What Contractors Need to Know About EMR

It’s a small number that carries a huge impact for a contractor’s business. It affects their ability to stay competitive and maintain profitability, and it gives owners and construction managers powerful insights into the contractor’s business philosophy. It says so much that owners and CMs use it to decide whether …

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Bianco Joins Black & Veatch as Civil Works Program Manager

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Climate change, shifting population demographics, and an increasing focus on resiliency are reshaping infrastructure initiatives across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). To better support USACE as it strives to meet these challenges, Black & Veatch announces that John Bianco has joined the company as …

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, …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Berry Tractor
RoadBuilders Machinery Supply
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Crossland Construction Completes Stryker Sports Complex

WICHITA, KS — The Stryker Sports Complex is an all-turf sports complex in Wichita that accommodates year-round enjoyment of youth, college, adult leagues, tournaments, and events. The complex consists of 11 all-sports turf fields, each with outdoor lighting, and a 112,000-square-foot indoor facility designed to attract events with all levels …

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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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First P3-Funded VA Health Care Facility Opens in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — After three years of design and construction, the landmark Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center recently opened on the campus of the Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center. LEO A DALY led all architectural, engineering, and interior design services for the $86-million facility, which was delivered through a public-private …

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Great Plains Manufacturing, Kubota Finalize Plans to Expand Assembly Operations for Kubota Equipment in Salina, Kansas

SALINA, KS — Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota North America Corporation, announces a $53-million expansion project and 750,000-square-foot building purchase to further invest in its Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing demand for Kubota construction equipment. The building is an existing facility in Salina …

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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 …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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Kansas Transportation Secretary Lorenz Celebrates I-70 Milestone Near Kanorado

KANORADO, KS — Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of I-70 in Kansas at the Kanorado weigh station near the Kansas/Colorado state line. A replica of signs located on eastbound I-70 highlighting this accomplishment was unveiled at the event.

“In the past 20 …

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Kissick Construction Constructs Green Infrastructure in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — When most people think about heavy construction projects, acres of lush, green landscaping are not exactly what come to mind. But when it comes to developing creative solutions to stormwater and sewer overflow issues, those plants and trees you see on the surface are more than …

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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. …

Missouri DOT Takes the Next Step to Building a New Buck O'Neil Bridge

JACKSON COUNTY, MO — After an extensive evaluation process, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has developed a list of qualified design-build teams to compete for the contract to build a new U.S. Route 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge. Each of the teams come from a diverse mix of experienced local …

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New LiuGong Dealer IS Equipment Makes its Mark on Missouri-Kansas Market

INDEPENDENCE, MO — LiuGong’s appointment of IS Equipment Sales and Service, LLC, just eight months ago has already turned into a success story based on rock-solid equipment and local service.

The company was founded by Paul Licausi, President of LS Commercial Real Estate, Inc., an industrial …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
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Point and Measure

Traditionally, moisture tests require laborious effort and are slow to return results from the laboratory.  The risk of damage increases during transit of the materials potentially altering or destroying the entire sample, making this option much less practical for construction sites.  Industry innovators have developed a simplified approach with testing …

Reed Named Kansas DOT Director of Engineering and Design

TOPEKA, KS — Calvin Reed has been promoted to Director of Engineering and Design at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Reed received a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Kansas State University, then started in KDOT’s bridge design unit in 2002 where he worked until 2015. After nearly four years …

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Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

SAM Announces Acquisition of Midland GIS Solutions

Austin, TX — SAM Companies, a provider of geospatial and construction services in North America, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Midland GIS Solutions (Midland). Headquartered in Maryville, Missouri, Midland is the largest full-service GIS firm in the Midwest, providing comprehensive GIS and GPS services to municipalities, …

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 …

Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Star Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Central Midwest Dealer of the Year

DES MOINES, IA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, awards Star Equipment as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Central Midwest Region. Takeuchi Central Midwest Region Business Manager Shay Klusmeyer presented the award to members of Star Equipment at the 2020 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas. …

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Ten Equipment Trailer Maintenance Tips

Heavy-haul trailers trek thousands of miles during their service lives and encounter many challenges – from rocks and ruts to bumps and jolts, no trailer gets out unscathed. To get the most from trailers, here are some tips to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in top shape.

Start …
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 …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Accelerator for America Introduces New Partnership on Infrastructure Playbook

Accelerator for America recently hosted a webinar with some of the country’s most determined mayors to discuss the organization’s New Partnership on Infrastructure (NPI) initiative.

Founded by CEO Rick Jacobs, Accelerator for America is an organization led by an advisory council of mayors and other local leaders from across …

Manitou
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Braun Intertec Welcomes New Co-ops

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Braun Intertec and a group of experienced employee-owners recently welcomed this year’s co-ops to the team. This year, Braun Intertec had more than 50 co-ops join them in Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Braun Intertec Co-Op Program Overview
The Braun Intertec co-op program was …
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Brokk Offers In-Depth Training Program to Maximize Jobsite Safety and Productivity

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers on-demand, personalized training options for Brokk customers. The offerings allow contractors to provide crews with in-depth operational or mechanical training from a Brokk technician on-site or through Brokk’s Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. The …

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CASE Construction Equipment Donates Skid Steer to Habitat for Humanity

WICHITA, KS — CASE Construction Equipment has donated a skid steer to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, expanding the manufacturer’s relationship with the international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through affordable home ownership. Globally, Habitat for Humanity has helped build, renovate, and repair more than 600,000 affordable houses, sheltering more …

Cemen Tech Wins Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year

INDIANOLA, IA — Cemen Tech, a volumetric concrete mixer manufacturer, has been announced as the 2020 Prometheus Award Winner for Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year. Finalists in this category included Pella Corporation, Sukup Manufacturing Co., Vermeer, and Wells Enterprises.

The Prometheus Awards celebrate leaders …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Central LLC
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Construction Business as Project Business: Project Business Automation

All project businesses essentially operate the same way. Whether you are in the construction, engineering or architecture industry, the overarching commonality is that your company delivers goods and services to your customers through projects, making your company a project business.

Only by recognizing your company as a project business are …

Construction to Begin on Heckart Community Center

SEDALIA, MO — A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the Heckart Community Center in Sedalia, Missouri. The 92,000-square-foot community center will be built on the former Jennie Jaynes Stadium site.

Over 300 people were in attendance at the outdoor ceremony including several local dignitaries. Members of the Sedalia Park …

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Fluid Bridge Repair

Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs – and finding the money to do so – is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors are always looking for ways to …

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Governor Kelly Announces Kansas DOT’s Cost Share Program Recipients

NEWTON, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announce the recipients across the state of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Cost Share Program. These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide. The Cost Share Program provides funding to local entities for …

Kansas City Asphalt Paving Pros Celebrates Its Third Anniversary

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City Asphalt Paving Pros recently celebrated its third anniversary, which commemorates three promising years in business. This is a big milestone for the Kansas City, Missouri-based asphalt and concrete paving business, which has provided asphalt services to residents of Kansas City since June 2017.

Kansas …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
Star Equipment LTD
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McCownGordon Construction Adds Noble as Senior Executive

KANSAS CITY, MO — Travis Noble joins McCownGordon Construction as Senior Vice President of the company’s Kansas City Business Unit, bringing executive-level expertise to help further position the company for expansion. Noble brings more than 25 years of construction experience working with two multi-billion-dollar national construction companies. Most recently, he …

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McCownGordon Construction’s Kansas Business Unit Leader Relocates to Wichita Office

WICHITA, KS — Todd Knight, Vice President of the Kansas business unit of McCownGordon Construction, recently relocated to Wichita to provide additional support as the company prepares to ramp up its growth in the region. Knight will continue to be heavily involved in providing strategic leadership for both …

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Modular Design Trends, Challenges, and Increased Construction Liability Risks

Once again, the U.S. economy has hit a crossroads. Even before the current COVID-19 outbreak, the predictions for the coming year were mixed at best.

On the one side, the Association of Equipment Managers (AEM) said that “Steady and solid growth is likely to continue for the construction sector. As …

Nebraska DOT’s Fourth Annual Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

LINCOLN, NE — The winner of the Innovation of the Year and three runners-up were announced to Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) employees during the fourth annual Innovation Showcase, held in the NDOT Central Headquarters Auditorium in Lincoln.

Highway districts in eastern and western Nebraska received recognition with five awards …

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Populous’ Carver on Advisory Board for New Healthy Building Rating System

KANSAS CITY, MO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a certification body for well buildings, announces a new health-safety rating system known as the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. This evidence-based, third-party verified rating focuses on operational policies, cleaning protocols, …

Topcon Construction Products
Your local Topcon Positioning Systems Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
POWER Foundation Pledges $150,000 for Education

HAILEY, ID — The POWER Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Hailey, Idaho-based engineering and consulting services firm POWER Engineers, recently pledged to send $150,000 directly to schools to help alleviate challenges with distance learning and connectivity.

“The added pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic have really illuminated the challenges …

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Preventative Maintenance Creates Longevity for Drills

It’s a common situation: Your equipment isn’t working as effectively as it was the day it came off the manufacturing line. With most tools and machines, regular maintenance and replacement of worn-out parts can be the key to restoring it back to maximum power. Earth drills are no exception. Knowing …

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 …

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Takeuchi Announces EquipmentShare as New Dealer in Columbia, Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, introduces EquipmentShare as a new dealer. Located in Columbia, Missouri they will be selling the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center …

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The Complex Made Simple

The history of the construction excavator goes back quite some time. The very first excavator is said to have been built in 1882 by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England, where it was used in the construction of Port of Hull docks. Unlike today's excavators that use hydraulic …

Case  - CE
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
VLP / An EquipmentShare Co
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The Importance of Safely Purchasing, Handling and Storing API Certified DEF

As restrictions are being lifted across most states in the country and with warm weather upon us, it is important for truck drivers to consider proper management of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in most diesel-powered trucks.

DEF is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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We Only Get to the Stars by Starting from the Ground

Given the excitement with SpaceX and NASA’s recent historic manned launch, many people are looking to the stars. To many, space means rockets and satellites. However, every major component of these missions are built, designed, tested, launched, and controlled in one or more ground-based facilities. And every one of those …

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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 …

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Burns & McDonnell Keeps Workforce Moving Through Pandemic, Completes World Headquarters

KANSAS CITY, MO — State and local leaders joined Burns & McDonnell to dedicate the opening of the final building on its world headquarters campus to those who worked on its front lines — the critical infrastructure workers. Since breaking ground in 2018 on the $42-million project, crews worked more …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
Your local Gehl Co dealer
Star Equipment LTD
CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

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

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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Doosan Bobcat Partners with Ainstein to Develop Radar Sensor Technology for Compact Equipment

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America announces it has partnered with Ainstein AI, Inc. — a radar technologies company headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas — to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment. Through this partnership, Ainstein and Doosan Bobcat North America will collaborate to create radar-based sensing …

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EquipmentShare Announces Purchase Agreement with the Missouri-Based Victor L. Phillips Company

KANSAS CITY, MO — EquipmentShare, the fastest growing construction equipment rental and technology solutions provider in the U.S., recently reached a deal to collaborate with the The Victor L. Phillips Company (VLP), a heavy equipment company. The deal covers the five existing VLP locations within Missouri and Kansas.

EquipmentShare’s …

FY 2021-2025 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Presented to the Iowa Transportation Commission

AMES, IA — The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at a recent meeting. The program documents investments in Iowa’s multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails, and highways. The commission and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) remain committed to …

Governor Laura Kelly Celebrates 50 Years of I-70 in Kansas

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly recently marked the 50th anniversary of the completion of I-70 in Kansas. The 424-mile stretch of I-70 was the longest continuous segment of Interstate highway to be completed by any state in the United States. At the time, Kansas, Missouri, and Pennsylvania were the …

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 …

Kansas City Chapter of AGC Honors Contractors for Top Projects at Building Excellence Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO — Contractor members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) were recently honored at the Building Excellence Awards. The winners and finalists are listed below. All finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

Project of the Year by a General Contractor (Over …
Kansas City Completes $79.53M Water Revenue Improvement Bond Issuance

KANSAS CITY, MO — The City of Kansas City, Missouri, recently issued a total of $79.53 million principal amount of water revenue improvement bonds.

The proceeds will be used to fund $36.7 million in water main replacements, $20 million to upgrade and modernize the water treatment plant, $12 million …

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Kiewit Student Team Takes Gold for Design Studio Project

LINCOLN, NE — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management defines their two-semester Design Studio project as “insanely smart students working in teams to build insanely great software products.” Supported by industry partners, Raikes School students use agile engineering, lean business development, and …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
Your local Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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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 …

McCullough Receives 2020 Changemaker Award from the Center for Health Design

OMAHA, NE — Cyndi McCullough, MSN, EDAC, Director of Evidence-Based Design at HDR, has been named as the 2020 Changemaker Award recipient by The Center for Health Design’s board of directors. Celebrated annually at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, the award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated …

MoDOT Kansas City Completes I-435 South Loop Link Design/Build Project

JACKSON COUNTY, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Kansas City has completed the Interstate 435 South Loop Link design/build project. This project has completely rebuilt more than three miles of pavement through one of Kansas City’s top three regional commuter corridors, added an additional lane in both eastbound …

Nebraska DOT Applauds Local Partnership, Announces Construction Schedule for Fremont Southeast Beltway

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces construction on the Fremont Southeast Beltway could begin as early as July 6 due to financial support from the Fremont community. In 2018, the project was fast tracked and moved from the 2024 construction season to 2020 due to the …

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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 …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
Your local JCB North America dealer
CSTK JCB
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Volvo CE Names 2019 Dealer of the Year and Uptime Dealer of the Year Winners

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA — Volvo Construction Equipment has named Tyler Equipment its 2019 Dealer of the Year in North America. The company also awarded Housby Heavy Equipment the title of 2019 Uptime Dealer of the Year.

Dealer of the Year
The Dealer of the Year award recognizes the dealership in …
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Brokk’s New Demonstration and Service Center Increases Aftermarket Options

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, enhances its aftermarket service capabilities, including machine refurbishment and repair, with the addition of its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. The 10,000-square-foot center reduces lead times on repair and refurbishment services, allowing the manufacturer …

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Burns & McDonnell Bolsters Transportation Construction Capabilities, Hiring Kellerman

KANSAS CITY, MO — Steve Kellerman joins Burns & McDonnell to lead and expand construction services for transportation projects across the U.S. Kellerman will support a range of alternative delivery transportation projects, including highways, bridges, roads, and rail systems.

“Transportation infrastructure is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and strengthening …

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Burns & McDonnell Hires Industry Leaders Reusser and O’Dell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell has hired industry leaders Megan Reusser and Sara O’Dell to further diversify the firm’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) capabilities throughout the U.S. The professionals’ combined experience includes engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project delivery, front-end engineering design studies, and project management for oil and gas projects …

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Burns & McDonnell Recognized as a Best Workplace in Consulting and Professional Services by Great Place to Work

KANSAS CITY, MO — For the third consecutive year, Burns & McDonnell has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services by Great Place to Work. The 100 percent employee-owned design and construction firm earned the No. 14 spot on the list.

The annual ranking …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Berry Tractor
RoadBuilders Machinery Supply
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Cloud-Based Employee Time Tracking

There is no doubt that technology has increased project management efficiency and safety in the construction industry. Case in point: construction worker illnesses and injuries went from 10.9 incidents (in 1972) to 2.8 incidents (in 2017) per 100 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, there are …

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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 …

Deloitte Names JE Dunn a US Best Managed Company

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Best Managed Companies program recently announced its inaugural class of honorees. The US Best Managed Companies program recognizes private companies with a revenue of at least $250 million for demonstrating achievement and excellence. The program reviews four key criteria in its management skills and …

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Receives $3M Gift from NABTU to Fund Cell Therapy for COVID-19

MIAMI, FL — The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) announces a donation of $3 million from North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), to support specific and urgent research on the use of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells to treat COVID-19-related inflammation. The gift will accelerate needed clinical trials.

On April …

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DICA’s Koberg Named to SC&RA’s Safety Education & Training Committee

GUTHRIE CENTER, IA — Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, was recently named to serve a three-year term on the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Crane & Rigging Group Safety Education & Training Committee. Koberg’s nomination was approved during the association’s recent web-based committee meeting.

The mission …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Forty Highway Projects Selected for IKE Development Pipeline

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz announces that preliminary engineering work will begin on 40 highway modernization and expansion projects. These are the first projects to move forward under the Eisenhower Transportation Legacy Program (IKE), which was created in March.

“These …

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Garney Promotes Krase to CFO, Connell to Director of Information Technology

KANSAS CITY, MO — Garney Construction announces the promotion of Meggan Krase to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Jeff Lacy is leaving the CFO position and Krase is replacing that leadership. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in accounting, Krase went to work for Grant Thornton where …

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Going the Distance

The hardest part of a project for most contractors is the bid. Balancing customer specs with overhead costs to produce a number both sides are comfortable with takes skill and a deep understanding of an operation’s capabilities. Partnering with industry-leading OEMs to provide efficiency-optimizing equipment can give contractors an edge …

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Highway Signing Announces Mowinkel as Business Development Manager

OMAHA, NE — Highway Signing announces the addition of Zach Mowinkel as Business Development Manager of the organization. Mowinkel will strive to elevate the overall HSI customer experience and further develop customer relationships.

“HSI continues to be a leader in the traffic control and pavement marking industry, and the addition …

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How Technology is Advancing One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Construction was recently listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America by CNBC. So when it comes to day-to-day operations, what can construction managers do to ensure workers receive the information they need to produce quality work and stay safe on the job? One company, MindForge, is …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
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Link Manufacturing Promotes Hulstein and Van Den Brink, Announces Retirement of Hof and Ott

SIOUX CENTER, IA — Link Mfg., Ltd. announces the promotion of Greg Hulstein to Director of Engineering and of Joel Van Den Brink to Engineering Manager. At the same time, the company is formally announcing the retirement of Michael Hof, Link’s Vice President of Business Development, and Bill Ott …

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RP Develops Square Sided Water Tank

Creative thinking and the willingness to take a new approach is often what sets innovators apart from their peers. These qualities are also the fuel that propels industry forward. Construction is one of the oldest industries, but thanks to continuous advancements in technology, techniques and materials, today’s structures have come …

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Steering Through Sandy Soils

The economy in Garden City, Kansas, is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers make its way to the dairy plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To …

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Takeuchi Announces RoadBuilders Machinery as New Dealer in Southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply as a new dealer. Located in Springfield, Missouri, the company also has a location in Kansas City, Kansas, where it is headquartered, and four locations throughout Nebraska.

RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply will carry the full lineup …

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Why Productivity in Construction is Flatlining

Let’s face facts, the construction industry does not do well when it comes to completing projects on time and within budget. Approximately 98 percent of megaprojects suffer cost overruns of more than 30 percent and 77 percent are at least 40 percent late, according to a McKinsey & Company report. …

Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Witiw to Lead HDR’s Central Region Aviation Practice

OMAHA, NE — Mike Witiw has been promoted to serve as HDR’s Central Region Aviation Leader.

Based at HDR's headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, Witiw will focus on expanding the full-service offerings to aviation clients around the region and developing the firm’s aviation practice. He will also continue to provide …

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Burns & McDonnell Foundation Announces $1.5M in COVID-19 Relief Funding

HOUSTON, TX — As organizations and community members face significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, Burns & McDonnell is providing additional resources and services to communities, clients, and employee-owners throughout the U.S.

To bolster the support of those on the front lines providing critical resources to those who need it …

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Star Equipment's Founder and Owner, Max Bowman, Passes Away

DES MOINES, IA — Founder and Owner of Star Equipment, Max Gene Bowman, 85, died Saturday, April 4, at Mill Pond Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa, of pneumonia, a complication of Lewy Body dementia. He will be forever missed by Beverly Joyce Bowman, his wife of 67 years, …

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31 Students Awarded Scholarships at Annual Banquet of The Builders’ Association

KANSAS CITY, MO — Thirty-one students received scholarships at The Builders’ Association’s Annual Banquet, which was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The scholarships were funded by donations to The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund established to support, through scholarships, the academic education …

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ABC Heart of America Apprenticeship Trust Students Compete in National Craft Championships

KANSAS CITY, MO — Four students from the Associated Builders and Contractors Heart of America Apprenticeship Trust recently competed in the 33rd annual National Craft Championships (NCC). The local craft champions traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and joined competitors from across the country. The competition dates back to 1987, when it …

Manitou
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Darland Completes Another Branch for Pinnacle Bank

OMAHA, NE — Darland recently completed a multi-story office building anchored by Pinnacle Bank. The new building features a 7,500-square-foot main level with a retail bank branch and space for one additional tenant. The second level includes 9,000 square feet of available office space for lease.

The exterior of the …

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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, …

Eight Nebraska Transportation Projects Recognized in National Transportation Benefits Campaign

LINCOLN, NE — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is beginning a new public outreach campaign entitled “The Benefits of Transportation: The Solutions State DOTs Bring to People & Their Communities.”

Designed to increase public awareness about the benefits transportation investment provides, this new national campaign …

Groundbreaking for U.S. 169 Project Celebrated at Welda

WELDA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), state and local officials, and highway advocates attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the previously delayed U.S. 169 project in Anderson County at Welda.

“This U.S. 169 project is a true connection point between delivering on the promises of our past transportation …

Interstate 29 Bridge Rehabilitations Begin in Andrew County

AMAZONIA, MO — Construction has begun on two Interstate 29 bridge projects in Andrew County north of St. Joseph. These projects include the replacement of the north and southbound I-29 bridges over Hopkins Creek and rehabilitation of the north and southbound bridges over Route T.

The replacement and rehabilitation will …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Central LLC
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KDOT Awards $8.6M in Transportation Alternatives Projects

TOPEKA, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has awarded $8.6 million for the 18 projects selected for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives (TA) program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.

“Kansans value safety in all modes of transportation, which is why it is an important element of the new …

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LEO A DALY-Designed Biocontainment Unit Activated to Treat Coronavirus

OMAHA, NE — In 2014, the LEO A DALY-designed Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) treated Americans who were infected with Ebola. Now, the hospital is being tapped to evaluate 13 Americans who were exposed to the coronavirus, leading many to wonder why the Omaha-based hospital is consistently tasked with treating …

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McCownGordon Construction Adds Isom as Business Unit Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — James Isom has joined McCownGordon Construction, a Midwest-based construction firm, as Business Unit Leader in its Kansas City headquarters. Isom brings nearly 20 years of experience in construction management, design-build, and leadership to the new role. In his previous role at a nationally ranked firm, …

Michael Baker International Appoints Kieny as New Chief Technology Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Michael Baker International announces that Dan Kieny has joined the firm's Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer. Kieny is an Information Technology (IT) leader with comprehensive knowledge of engineering and construction, energy, water, and manufacturing industries. In his new position, Kieny will lead the Information …

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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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Nebraska and Iowa DOTs Working Together to Mitigate Potential Spring Flooding

LINCOLN, NE — Following the 2019 flooding in Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, the departments of transportation in both states continue to coordinate efforts to minimize the impacts of anticipated flooding in 2020. Because of last year’s event, some areas may be more vulnerable to flooding this year.

Because of …

Pace to Step Down from Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Michael Pace announces that he will step down from his role as a member of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, effective immediately.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is a six-member board that governs the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the agency responsible for …

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Peculiar Public Works Facility Earns APWA Chapter Award for Project of the Year

PECULIAR, MO — The City of Peculiar’s new Public Works/Utilities Maintenance Facility recently earned recognition as the Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities and Rural Communities. The award, granted by the American Public Works Association Kansas City Chapter, recognizes the new and modernized base of operations …

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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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RDG Announces Hayes as Certified Healthcare Interior Designer

DES MOINES, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Hanna Hayes, IIDA, WELL AP, Registered Interior Designer, has earned the credential of Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID). The designation, which is provided by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, indicates Hayes’ commitment to enhancing the health, quality, …

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The S/L/A/M Collaborative Acquires Five Heery Architectural Design Practices from CBRE

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), a national architectural firm, announces the strategic acquisition of five CBRE | Heery architectural design practices focused on healthcare, sports facilities, and justice, which will be known as Heery Design, a SLAM Studio.

CBRE, which acquired Heery in 2017, will retain full …

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The UP Companies Hires Murrell as Kansas City Regional Director

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the hiring of David E. Murrell of Leawood, Kansas, to its new Regional Director position.

Murrell takes on the leadership role during a time of growth for UPCO, a full-service contractor, and will be responsible for heading operations, developing new business …

U.S. 281 T-WORKS Project Kicks Off with Groundbreaking Ceremony

RUSSELL, KS — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) ceremonially broke ground on the previously delayed T-WORKS project along a portion of U.S. 281 in Russell County.

“This project is a great example of combining an immediate need for reconstructing the roadway, while also modernizing the highway with shoulder slopes …

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2019 MCA Chairman's Award Winners Announced

DUBUQUE, IA — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has recognized North America's most outstanding metal construction projects of 2019. This year's judging panel of architects included James Theimer, Principal Architect, Trilogy Architecture; Mark Roddy, Lecturer in the Department of Design, California State University, Sacramento; and Erik Mehlman, …

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98th AGC of Iowa Annual Convention Held in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA — The 98th Annual State Convention for the Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC of Iowa) was recently held in Des Moines, Iowa. In his message to the members, 2019 AGC of Iowa President Sonny Hall of the Absolute Group welcomed everyone attending and discussed the theme …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Promotion of DeBacker, Jeffcote, Norquist and Strawn

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell has promoted four Employee-Owners to Vice President in the Kansas City, Missouri, office. These individuals contributed to another record year of growth for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

"Our new Officers have been critical to leading our success and …

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Contractors Recognized as State's Construction Safety Leaders

DES MOINES, IA — The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC of Iowa) announces the winners of the AGC of Iowa Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards (ROSE), awarded to contractors who demonstrate a cultural commitment to safety and sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. This year’s award …

CRB Welcomes Danielson as Director of Business Development

KANSAS CITY, MO — CRB announces that Eric Danielson has joined the company as Director of Business Development.

Based in the Kansas City office, Danielson will be helping lead the business development efforts for CRB’s Midwest Division. He will work with the Kansas City, Dallas and Denver offices to help …

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Doosan Expands Missouri Sales and Services with New Springfield Location

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Heavy equipment users looking for Doosan machines, parts and service in the Ozarks can now visit the Springfield, Missouri, location of Central Power Systems and Services, LLC, the latest authorized dealer of Doosan Infracore North America, LLC.

Central Power Systems and Services offers a range …

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Executive Vice President Olsson Receives Durham Award

LINCOLN, NE — John S. Olsson, Executive Vice President (EVP) for consulting services at Olsson, is this year’s recipient of the Charles Durham Achievement Award presented annually by ACEC Nebraska.

The award honors a person who exhibits Charles Durham’s leadership in the engineering profession and his community …

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Future City Competition Lets Middle School Students Tackle STEM Challenges

ROLLA, MO — PARIC recently sponsored the 2020 Missouri Future City competition. This annual event promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The premise of the competition is middle school students working in teams to design a city, focused on solving a pressing issue. This year, the title of …

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Garver Opens New Office in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — Garver recently opened a new office in Lincoln, Nebraska. Garver employees based in this office will team with more than 80 Engineers and Planners from across the country to solve challenges at airports throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

With the newest opening, Garver’s nearly 700 employees are now …

Gov. Reynolds Appoints Marler to Serve as Director at Iowa DOT

DES MOINES, IA — Gov. Reynolds announces the appointment of Scott Marler to serve as Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT).

“Scott will do an outstanding job leading the Iowa Department of Transportation because of his depth of experience and effective management style,” Reynolds said. “Iowa DOT plays …

Kansas DOT Announces Kansas Airport Improvement Projects

TOPEKA, KS — Twenty-three projects have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) funding for the purpose of planning, constructing or rehabilitating public use general aviation airports, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

KAIP receives $5 million annually through the T-WORKS transportation program and requires airport sponsors …

Kansas Governor Moves Transportation Plan FORWARD

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly and Julie Lorenz, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), recently announced a new transportation program, FORWARD, at a news conference as part of the Transportation Day activities at the State Capitol.

“Key features of FORWARD include a flexible, responsive rolling program …

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McCarthy’s Kansas City Office Adds Bennett as Business Development Director

KANSAS CITY, MO — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has expanded its Kansas City-based leadership team with the appointment of Jeff Bennett as the Director of Business Development.

In this position, Bennett will build and strengthen relationships with current and potential clients as well as industry partners throughout the Kansas City …

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Mentor-Protégé Program Partners Certified Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Businesses with Larger Firms

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City International Airport’s New Terminal Project has brought to life a new partnership that has not only had a positive impact on the project, but on the firms involved, as well.

Through Kansas City, Missouri’s, mentor-protégé program, Kissick Construction Company, a 25-year-old heavy civil …

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Nonprofit, 1000 Friends of Iowa, Recognizes RDG Planning & Design Projects

DES MOINES, IA — 1000 Friends of Iowa, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible land use, smart growth and sustainable development, has recognized three projects designed by RDG Planning & Design with Best Development Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Best Development Awards program celebrates work across …

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Olsson Names Joe Johnson Nebraska Business Consultant Leader

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces the promotion of Joe Johnson to Business Consultant Leader for the Nebraska region.

Johnson has previously served as Business Consultant Leader for Olsson’s offices in Grand Island and Kearney. He begins his statewide duties immediately.

“Joe has greatly contributed …

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USGBC Central Plains Announces 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board

KANSAS CITY, MO — U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Plains announces the members of its 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of 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 …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Hetherington to Lead the Terminals & Pipelines Group

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jason Hetherington has been promoted to Manager of the Terminals & Pipelines Group at Burns & McDonnell.

In this role, he will lead a team of more than 100 professionals within the firm’s Oil, Gas & Chemicals Group who are engaged in large-volume storage and …