Plan for 2024 Olympic Village in L.A. on Shaky Ground
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles' proposed Olympic village might need a new address.
Less than three months after the city was selected as the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games, plans to build a sprawling community for 17,000 athletes near downtown appeared to be in doubt and a search is underway for possible alternatives.
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Crews Face Challenges to Repair Colorado Crib Walls
In San Juan and Ouray counties in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a project to repair five existing crib walls on Red Mountain Pass (U.S. 550). The purpose is to improve the safety and integrity of the roadway by reinforcing the under-highway embankment support walls.
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Tribes File Suit Over Northern California Highway Project
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) State transportation officials have destroyed Native American cultural sites during construction of a Highway 101 bypass in Northern California and failed to develop a plan to protect additional sites as the project moves forward, according to a lawsuit filed Oct.
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Bejac Corporation Finds Its Niche, Survives Market Changes
In 1985 Ron Barlet was hired by his wife’s family to liquidate the assets of Bejac Corporation in Placentia, Calif. He took a 90-day leave of absence from his job in the finance sector to help end the family’s 30-year run in the underground pipeline contracting business.
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Nixon-Egli Holds Open House Celebrating 50th Anniversary
Nixon-Egli Equipment Co celebrated 50 years in business by hosting an open house for customers and vendors at its Ontario, Calif., headquarters.
More than 200 people came out to enjoy a catered lunch and view NE’s latest equipment offerings.
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Prime Site in San Francisco's Design District Sells for $10M
Transwestern announced it negotiated the disposition of the 17,242-sq.-ft. (1,602 sq m) industrial property located at 828 Brannan St. in San Francisco, Calif. Michael Cisternino, Transwestern’s senior vice president and director of investment services and Steven Orchard, senior vice president represented the seller, 828 Brannan Street LLC in the transaction.
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Equify Auctions Hosts Grand Opening of Sealy, Texas Facility
Equify Auctions LLC opened its third facility in Sealy, Texas, in grand style. The Sealy site has the same footprint as Equify’s other locations in Cisco and Wills Point, Texas.
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Ritchie Bros. Sale Draws Eager Crowd in Phoenix Ariz.
More than 2,450 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’ multi-million dollar, unreserved public equipment auction in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 18, 2015.
Bidders came from 41 countries, including 49 U.
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Northwest Parts & Equipment Becomes W. Montana Dealer for Takeuchi-U.S.
Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has announced Northwest Parts & Equipment as a new dealer, serving western Montana.
The full-service dealer has three locations in Montana, including its headquarters in Columbia Falls and smaller stores in Butte and Missoula.
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UDOT Oversees Ambitious Overhaul of 3 O'clock Drive
An ambitious plan to significantly improve Main Street is being carried out in “The Greatest City in Utah.” In June 2015, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began the full pavement reconstruction of Tooele City’s SR 36 from 3 O’clock Drive to 1280 North, and pavement rehabilitation from 1280 North to Stansbury Parkway.
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Witness Canstruction With Work Zone Cam's Can't Miss Time-Lapse
Recently 24 teams from architecture and design firms in Washington, DC, participated in Canstruction at the National Building Museum. The Museum partnered with Work Zone Cam to document the unique event; experience the excitement with Work Zone Cam’s 40-second time-lapse.
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Attracting Future Construction Workers . . . in 140 Characters or Less
In the spring of this year, a Chicago concrete and building materials firm, Ozinga Bros., launched its “Born to Build” ad campaign to celebrate hard-working industry professionals. In England the year before, the UK Contractors Group launched a social media campaign also called “Born to Build” to attract fresh talent into the industry.
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Hudson Tunnel: Is Oft-Maligned Agency Up to the Challenge?
NEW YORK (AP) - There's no question the agency that operates much of the infrastructure around the nation's largest city has lost esteem in recent years because of flubs including a scandal that reached into the New Jersey governor's office, billions of dollars in overruns on projects including the new World Trade Center, and an audit calling it ``challenged and dysfunctional.
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Here Are Some Holiday Gift Ideas for Contractors, Kids on Your List
Plenty of creative construction-themed gifts can be found with a little searching for little people, adults and everyone in between. Here’s a compilation of some of our favorites.
The Construction Game
By The Weekend Farmer
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OSHA Cites Company After Death in Trench Collapse
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Baton Rouge company with violations after a trench collapse killed a worker.
The federal agency cited Ted Hebert LLC on Thursday for one ``willful violation' and five serious violations and said the company could face fines of $105,000, The Times-Picayune (http://bit.
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Innovative Bailey Bridge Improves Safety, Efficiency on $252M I-15 Project
A special conveyor bridge is currently being utilized on a Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) project along I-15 between northern Utah County and Draper. The overall project, valued at $252 million, involves rebuilding a 7-mi.
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Voters in 10 Utah Counties Elect to Pass Proposition 1
Ten counties in Utah passed a measure on Election Day raising sales taxes by a quarter of a percent to pay for road projects. But the state’s two most populous counties, Salt Lake and Utah, defeated the rate hike.
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Environmental Groups Protest Utah Loan to Coal Terminal
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Several Utah environmental groups are asking the state’s attorney general to invalidate a pending loan that would give mineral lease money to a California coal shipping port.
The $53 million investment in an Oakland, Calif.
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Sunbelt Agricultural Expo Boasts Nearly 100,000 Visitors
Known as “North America’s premier farm show,” this year’s 38th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo took place on Oct. 20 to 22 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. The expo boasted nearly 100,000 visitors to see more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, with close to 200 first time exhibitors.
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Video: Excavator Operator Lucky to Be Alive After Smokestack Collapse
Local Alabama news affiliate WIAT is reporting that one man is lucky to be alive after an iconic smokestack in Pell City finally came down.
The man was buried under the bricks and walked away from the rubble just happy to be alive.
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Construction Drops Amid Restrictions on Home Building
SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) - After Raytheon Co. announced last year it would close its longtime research facility in Sudbury, town officials outlined their vision for redevelopment of the 50-acre site: a mixed-use project of retail, office space, and homes, including rental units to meet state affordable housing requirements.
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Pastor Uses Power Saw to Free Impaled Construction Worker
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Doctors say a central Florida laborer impaled by a piece of rebar from a concrete block is lucky to be alive after the object narrowly missed his vital organs.
Casey Zawojski, 20, was painting an Ocala home earlier this week when he fell backward off a ladder, landing on a partially constructed pillar.
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Thieves Abscond With $20K Worth of Tools
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - Police in central Nebraska are looking for a construction trailer full of tools taken from the site of the new Kearney High School being built.
The Kearney Hub reports (http://bit.
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Haslam: Decide Road Priorities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is calling on state lawmakers to decide on Tennessee’s priorities on future road projects before resolving the politically tricky issue of finding a way to pay for them.
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D-Mar General Expects Rise in Projects, Positions
Survey findings released by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in October illustrated the severity of the construction industry’s workforce shortage, with 86 percent of all firms reporting trouble filling hourly and/or salaried positions.
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Ismael Dominguez Joins GS as Product Support Rep.
GS Equipment Inc. announced that Ismael Dominguez has joined the company as product support sales representative. His primary responsibility is selling parts and service for heavy equipment throughout south Florida.
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World's First Flat-Rolled Flex Steel Mill Set for 2016
Designed to offer a variety of steels for energy, power and transportation markets, the new, $1.3 billion Big River Steel mill in Osceola, Ark., will be the world’s first flat-rolled flex mill when it opens in mid-2016.
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Knowles Joins GS Equipment in Sales Position
GS Equipment Inc. announced that Mike Knowles has joined the company as sales representative of the Jacksonville, Fla., branch. His primary responsibility is selling the equipment lines that the branch represents, which include Click to Read More | Knowles Joins GS Equipment in Sales Position
JCB Hosts 'Get in and Get Dirty' Customer Ride, Drive
JCB hosted “Get in and Get Dirty,” a customer ride-and-drive event at The Baker Factory in Center Hill, Fla., on Oct. 15. The event offered attendees the opportunity to test some of the most innovative construction equipment on the market on one of the Baker Factory’s five purpose-built motocross and supercross tracks.
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Jeff Martin Hosts Fall Public Auction
Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. held its Fall Public Auction in Brooklyn, Miss., Nov. 6 to 7. This was one of the largest auctions Jeff Martin Auctioneers has held to date. The next auction, in Brooklyn, Miss.
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United Crane & Rigging Appoints Mirabile Jr. as GM
United Crane & Rigging announced the appointment of Joe Mirabile Jr. to the position of general manager. Mirabile began his career at United Crane & Rigging in 1997 as an apprentice and was elevated over the past 17 years to positions including crane operator, sales and project management.
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Aid for Roads Won't Improve Highway System
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) An influx of federal money to repair hundreds of roads and bridges damaged by last month’s historic flooding will do little to improve South Carolina’s dilapidated highway system.
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City of Kannapolis Sees Smoother Roads With LeeBoy
When you have been successful and happy doing a construction job a certain way for a number of years, it is often difficult to see how it can be done even better.
But construction equipment technology from Leeboy always delivers on its promise to help get things done faster and more efficiently, and that is exactly what LeeBoy’s new Rosco RA-400 pothole patcher is doing for the streets and roadways of the city of Kannapolis.
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Guy M. Turner Invests in New Equipment
Guy M. Turner Inc. of Greensboro, N.C., has been in business since 1924. When Jimmy Clark purchased the company in 1985, it consisted of four or five cranes, a few trucks and about five rigging crews.
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Crews Unearth Time Capsule . . . a Bit Too Soon
The website The Blaze is reporting that the excavation for a new building to focus on nanoscale research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in the early stages of construction, but during the excavation for this something new, construction crews found something old.
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JCB Raises $85,000 at Lady Bamford Center Golf Tournament
JCB, the world’s largest family owned heavy equipment manufacturer, hosted its ninth Lady Bamford Center Golf Tournament on Oct. 17 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.
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