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Saturday, April 18, 2015 :: 12:51:16 AM

West

Holt CAT Will Continue to Remain, Expand in San Antonio, Texas, Area

Holt Texas LTD (Holt CAT), the largest Caterpillar dealership in the United States, is taking steps to retain and expand its corporate headquarters campus in San Antonio’s District 3.

While the Holt CAT project remains in the early stages of development, the city of San Antonio and Bexar County are in the process of finalizing incentive agreements with the company.

Click to Read More | Holt CAT Will Continue to Remain, Expand in San Antonio, Texas, Area

West

Kirby-Smith Appoints Snapp New Territory Manager

Brent Snapp has recently been appointed territory manager of Kirby-Smith's heavy equipment sales. Snapp's territory will cover Lubbock, Texas, as well as the surrounding counties, including: Bailey, Borden, Crosby, Dawson, Floyd, Foard, Gains, Garza, Hale, Haskell, Hockley, Kent, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motely, Scurry, Stonewall, Terry and Yoakum.

Click to Read More | Kirby-Smith Appoints Snapp New Territory Manager

West

Smooth Pavement Earns $605,000 Bonus

It may very well be the smoothest 10 mi. (16 km) of interstate highway in the state of Montana and maybe even in North America. Heck, it might be the smoothest chunk of highway on the globe, if you talk with those involved.

Click to Read More | Smooth Pavement Earns $605,000 Bonus

National

Indiana Senate Narrowly Backs Repeal of Construction Wage Law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- A Republican-led push to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects narrowly passed through the Senate on Wednesday, despite concerns from both sides of the aisle about how the bill will affect Indiana's middle class and construction industry.

Click to Read More | Indiana Senate Narrowly Backs Repeal of Construction Wage Law

West

Crane Falls on Museum, Everyone Assumes It's a New Sculpture

Dallas local news outlets and Salon.com are reporting that investigators are looking into what caused a construction crane being operated on near the Dallas Museum of Art to topple over and crush part of the museum’s structure early last week.

Click to Read More | Crane Falls on Museum, Everyone Assumes It's a New Sculpture

National

Manitowoc Wins Major Ruling

Bloomberg Business News is reporting that Manitowoc Co., the heavy equipment maker that’s splitting itself in two, won a trade case to block Sany Heavy Industry Co.’s industrial cranes from the U.S.

Click to Read More | Manitowoc Wins Major Ruling

National

Industrial, Construction, and Agriculture Equipment Sold Daily on BidSpotter.com

BidSpotter.com will be providing online bidding for several top auction houses with assets ranging from dairy equipment, boats, cars, trucks, major farm equipment, CNC machines and much more. Buyers interested in viewing and purchasing these assets can do so online using BidSpotter.

Click to Read More | Industrial, Construction, and Agriculture Equipment Sold Daily on BidSpotter.com

West

Caltrans Approves $325.8M for Transportation Improvements

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.

Click to Read More | Caltrans Approves $325.8M for Transportation Improvements

West

More Congestion Relief Coming to Santa Ana Freeway

Caltrans and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) began construction on a $215 million project on the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) that will ease traffic congestion for the more than 170,000 motorists who travel it daily.

Click to Read More | More Congestion Relief Coming to Santa Ana Freeway

West

City of San Diego Selects MWH Global, Brown, Caldwell

MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, was awarded a contract by the city of San Diego to manage and assist in the delivery of Pure Water San Diego.

Click to Read More | City of San Diego Selects MWH Global, Brown, Caldwell

West

HARLO Products Welcomes Medley Material as the Newest Authorized Dealer

HARLO Products is pleased to welcome its newest authorized dealer, Medley Material Handling. This new partnership will expand sales and services of the HARLO HP Series of Cummins Powered vertical-mast, rough terrain forklifts to eight new locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.

Click to Read More | HARLO Products Welcomes Medley Material as the Newest Authorized Dealer

West

Injuries Rise on Troubled Seattle Tunnel Project

SEATTLE (AP) The four iron workers recently hurt when a wall of rebar gave way during construction of a tunnel under Seattle are among a growing number of workplace injuries the massive project has seen since 2012 — injuries that have resulted in almost $1 million in workers’ compensation claims, according to state occupational safety figures.

Click to Read More | Injuries Rise on Troubled Seattle Tunnel Project

West

Las Vegas Sees Largest Job in Over a Decade

Not since construction of the City Center nearly a decade ago has Las Vegas seen a project the scope of the Las Vegas Arena. Spread over 16 acres right near the Strip, the arena will have the capacity to seat 20,000 people for events like boxing matches, concerts, award shows and other sporting events and entertainment.

Click to Read More | Las Vegas Sees Largest Job in Over a Decade

West

Ty Deloss, 'The Bucket King'

Around Southern California, they call him The Bucket King, and for good reason.

Ty Deloss has been selling buckets and attachments from his yard in Barstow, Calif., for half a century — his inventory of 1,000 buckets of all sizes may be the largest anywhere in the country, and his stock of other attachments is nearly as large.

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West

Feds Halt Funding for LA County Emergency System

LOS ANGELES (AP) The federal government has suspended $154 million in funding for a troubled Los Angeles County emergency system and ordered work to stop immediately.

The feds suspended a grant covering most costs on April 3, saying the project is severely behind schedule.

Click to Read More | Feds Halt Funding for LA County Emergency System

Northeast

Professional Women in Construction — New Jersey Celebrates Extraordinary Women of Achievement

Offering a special salute to Women’s History Month, Professional Women in Construction — New Jersey (PWC-NJ) Chapter President Carolyn Pugaczewski, president of M. Adams & Associates, launched the organization’s annual Women of Achievement luncheon on March 18 in the penthouse Metropolitan Room of the Newark Club, an appropriately lofty space that overlooks both the Manhattan and “new” Newark skylines.

Click to Read More | Professional Women in Construction — New Jersey Celebrates Extraordinary Women of Achievement

West

Washington State Senators Propose $3.9B State Construction Budget

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) A bipartisan group of state senators rolled out a construction budget April 8 that calls for $3.9 billion in capital spending over the next two years.

The proposal is more than $100 million larger than the capital budget bill passed by the House.

Click to Read More | Washington State Senators Propose $3.9B State Construction Budget

West

Crews Tear Down Candestick Park Instead of Implode

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco’s Candlestick Park will be torn down instead of blown up following concerns that a planned implosion of the venerable stadium might create health problems for people living nearby.

Click to Read More | Crews Tear Down Candestick Park Instead of Implode

West

Governor Jerry Brown's Parks Plan Good for New Donner Party Museum

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) California parks officials say Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget would make it possible to nearly double the operating hours planned at a new visitor’s center and museum at Donner Memorial State Park north of Lake Tahoe.

Click to Read More | Governor Jerry Brown's Parks Plan Good for New Donner Party Museum

West

Caltrans Funds 77 Jobs to Improve Public Transit, Air Quality

Caltrans has awarded approximately $560 million to 77 transportation projects that will upgrade transit service, modernize transit stations and help purchase cleaner-running buses.

“Not only will these projects create jobs, they will also help curb greenhouse gas pollution and provide viable alternatives to driving cars,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

Click to Read More | Caltrans Funds 77 Jobs to Improve Public Transit, Air Quality

National

Exclusive Interview Reveals AEM's Benefits for Contractors

The question is elemental: What direct resources does the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) offer the construction contractor? In other words, why should a contractor working in Utah, Texas, Florida, New Hampshire or anywhere else give a hoot about a trade association created specifically for equipment makers?

Construction Equipment Guide (CEG) visited AEM headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis.

Click to Read More | Exclusive Interview Reveals AEM's Benefits for Contractors

National

AED Chairman Calls on Congress to Get to Work on Multiyear Highway Bill

WASHINGTON - When it comes to infrastructure, Washington, D.C., is failing the American people, said AED Chairman Don Shilling at a Capitol Hill press conference today. Shilling is president of General Equipment & Supplies, a heavy construction equipment dealership based in Fargo, N.

Click to Read More | AED Chairman Calls on Congress to Get to Work on Multiyear Highway Bill

West

Couple Killed by Falling Concrete Slab Were Youth Ministers

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state couple who died when a large concrete slab fell from a highway overpass onto their pickup truck were youth ministers in their 20s and parents to a 6-month-old baby also killed in the freak accident.

Click to Read More | Couple Killed by Falling Concrete Slab Were Youth Ministers

National

Indiana Considers Changes to Bill Repealing Construction Wage

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate defeated several proposed changes Tuesday to a measure that would repeal the state's construction wage law, despite growing concerns over how the bill will affect Indiana's construction industry.

Click to Read More | Indiana Considers Changes to Bill Repealing Construction Wage

National

Throwback Thursday: The Brooklyn Bridge - "A Wonder of the World"

Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began in 1869. The bridge was initially designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling, who had previously designed and constructed shorter suspension bridges, such as Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, Waco Suspension Bridge in Waco, Texas, and the John A.

Click to Read More | Throwback Thursday: The Brooklyn Bridge - "A Wonder of the World"

National

Bomag's New Headquarters Strengthens Relationships

Bomag Americas recently relocated its North American headquarters to Ridgeway, S.C. The 127,600 sq. ft. facility houses 107,100 sq. ft. of spare parts warehousing and a machine assembly area, along with 20,500 sq.

Click to Read More | Bomag's New Headquarters Strengthens Relationships

National

ASA Members Elect Barker to Serve as Its New President

Members of the American Subcontractors Association elected Letitia “Tish” Haley Barker to serve as the 2015-16 ASA president. Barker is president of the Dallas-based company, Haley-Greer Inc., one of the largest curtain wall contractors in the United States.

Click to Read More | ASA Members Elect Barker to Serve as Its New President

National

Granite Construction Names New Executive to Its Team

Granite Construction welcomed Dale Swanberg to the Granite team as vice president and deputy group manager of the large projects group, effective March 30. Swanberg succeeds Rob Pierce, who retired at the end of the month.

Click to Read More | Granite Construction Names New Executive to Its Team

National

Ritchie Bros. Announces Management Departure

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that Steve Simpson, chief sales officer — global key accounts, is resigning from the business to pursue other opportunities.

“Steve has been an inspirational leader for our sales team during his 20 years in management and his 25 years with Ritchie Bros.

Click to Read More | Ritchie Bros. Announces Management Departure

National

Terex Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Digger Derrick Line

For 70 years, utility professionals have used Terex digger derricks on power grid construction and maintenance projects to quickly and efficiently bore holes and set poles in the ground. Established in 1945 with the advent of the Tel-E-lect digger derrick, today the company’s product line includes the Terex Commander 4000, 5000 and 6000 digger derricks, as well as the Terex General 65, 80 and 95 models.

Click to Read More | Terex Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Digger Derrick Line

Northeast

Second Major Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, Northeast

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) - New York landowners along the planned 124-mile Constitution Pipeline are getting details of a second major natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through their property, this one a 325-mile link from Pennsylvania to New England.

Click to Read More | Second Major Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, Northeast

National

Wacker Neuson Continues to Grow in North American Market

Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisc., Wacker Neuson Corporation has been a leading provider of light and — increasingly — compact equipment in the USA and Canada for more than five decades. The Wacker Neuson Corporation is a member of the international Wacker Neuson Group, which recently published its successful figures for fiscal 2014.

Click to Read More | Wacker Neuson Continues to Grow in North American Market

National

OSHA Official Challenges Access Industry to Uphold Safety Record

“Safety is not a luxury; it’s a necessity that every worker deserves,” said Jordan Barab, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health, speaking to an audience of about 250 at the IPAF Summit on March 26, 2015, in Washington, D.

Click to Read More | OSHA Official Challenges Access Industry to Uphold Safety Record

West

Two Large Projects Signal Uptick in Maui Private Construction

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Construction on Maui that fell off in late 2007 is making a comeback.

The Maui News ( http://bit.ly/1CLNuUE) reports Maui County has issued building permits for a six-story, eight-wing time-share resort on 26 acres at Kaanapali's North Beach.

Click to Read More | Two Large Projects Signal Uptick in Maui Private Construction

Southeast

SCDOT Reform Stalls; Road, Bridge Funds in Jeopardy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A plan to change how the state Department of Transportation operates is stalled in the South Carolina Senate and could derail the entire proposal to get more money to roads and bridges.

Click to Read More | SCDOT Reform Stalls; Road, Bridge Funds in Jeopardy

Southeast

Deanco Auction Hosts 14th Annual Spring Auction in Philadelphia, Miss.

Deanco Auction held its 14th annual spring public auction at its Philadelphia, Miss., facility on March 25 to 26. The auction included construction equipment, heavy-duty trucks, trailers, farm equipment, logging machines, support equipment and more.

Click to Read More | Deanco Auction Hosts 14th Annual Spring Auction in Philadelphia, Miss.