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Friday, May 29, 2015 :: 2:17:36 PM

West

L.A. to Get New Multimillion Dollar Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) Major League Soccer’s expansion Los Angeles Football Club plans to build a $250 million stadium on the site of the old Sports Arena next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The 15-acre complex in Exposition Park would also include a conference center, restaurants, 130,000 sq.

Click to Read More | L.A. to Get New Multimillion Dollar Stadium

West

Eugene Builders Can't Find Enough Skilled Workers Despite Market Boom

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) By most accounts, Lane County’s construction market is booming.

From January to early May this year, more permits for single-family homes were issued in Eugene than that same period in any year since 2007, including a 37 percent jump from 2014.

Click to Read More | Eugene Builders Can't Find Enough Skilled Workers Despite Market Boom

National

Three Construction Crews Named Finalists in Nat'l Cintas & Carhartt Tough Crew Contest

CINCINNATI, OH – May 28, 2015 – Charles Miles, a whiskey warehouse carpenter from Kentucky, Michael Knott, a bridge builder from Indiana, and Anjanet Banuelos, a bellman from Oregon, have all been named finalists in the national Cintas & Carhartt Tough Crew Contest.

Click to Read More | Three Construction Crews Named Finalists in Nat'l Cintas & Carhartt Tough Crew Contest

Southeast

Birmingham Makes Way for Intermodal Hub

As the former Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority’s MAX Central Station came crumbling down, a new day dawned in downtown Birmingham, Ala. The city is making way for a $30 million intermodal station that will combine Greyhound, local bus and train services.

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National

Isuzu Delivers 500,000th Isuzu-Built Truck in North America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. has delivered the 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the Isuzu brand entered the North American market in 1984.

The N-Series truck was sold to Farmers Home Furniture in Dublin, Ga.

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National

Takeuchi Presents Jimi Martin With Top Salesman of the Year Award for 2014

Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has announced that Jimi Martin of Perimeter Takeuchi was presented Takeuchi salesman of the year for his successful sales efforts in 2014.

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National

New Free eBook Helps A/E Firms With Branding

Fraley AEC Solutions LLC, a growing marketing communications firm serving the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) marketplace, just released a new eBook called, “Designing an A/E Brand that Drives Selections.

Click to Read More | New Free eBook Helps A/E Firms With Branding

National

Industry Eyes Strategies to Undo New EPA Rule

A major regulatory proposal announced just recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to the Clean Water Act (CWA) will require additional burdensome permitting requirements and could be used as a litigation tool by project opponents, both of which will result in delays to key transportation improvements, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.

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Northeast

'The Volvo' Completes the Seventh Leg of Worldwide Race

The event has a longer official title, but to the nine countries on five continents with seven boats and the billions of fans following their crews over the world it is known simply as “The Volvo.”

The Volvo Ocean Race was a success during its May 5 to 17 layover in Newport, R.

Click to Read More | 'The Volvo' Completes the Seventh Leg of Worldwide Race

Southeast

Hot-Mix Asphalt Remains Key to Palmetto's Success

South Carolina’s Palmetto Corporation, recognized as one of the Southeast’s top site development companies, offers a diverse set of services that includes grading, concrete, hauling and crushing — even commercial and residential building.

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Southeast

Border Equipment Welcomes Its Customers to Open House in Augusta

Border Equipment hosted an open house event on April 14 at the company’s headquarters in Augusta, Ga. The event was held to introduce the recent addition of Toro Dingo and Toro underground machines, as well as Case Construction Equipment with Leica Geosystems machine control technologies, and Ring-O-Matic hydro excavation equipment.

Click to Read More | Border Equipment Welcomes Its Customers to Open House in Augusta

Southeast

Briggs Equipment Carries JCB Line in New Memphis, Tenn., Dealership

Briggs Equipment, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has opened a JCB equipment dealership in Memphis, Tenn.

Click to Read More | Briggs Equipment Carries JCB Line in New Memphis, Tenn., Dealership

National

Environmentalists Try to Block $1.5B Project

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the proposed Illiana Tollway. They claim federal approval relied on faulty information and didn't adequately consider environmental impacts.

Click to Read More | Environmentalists Try to Block $1.5B Project

Southeast

Company Wrench to Celebrate Grand Opening in Columbia

Company Wrench is preparing to host a grand opening celebration June 26 for its new Kobelco dealership in Columbia, S.C. The event will start at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by a barbecue lunch.

Click to Read More | Company Wrench to Celebrate Grand Opening in Columbia

Southeast

Jeff Martin Auctioneers Hosts Annual Spring Auction

Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. held its 6th annual spring four-day public auction May 6 to 9 in several locations including Moss Point, Miss.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Brooklyn, Miss. The auction featured construction and farm equipment with attachments, heavy trucks and heavy trailers.

Click to Read More | Jeff Martin Auctioneers Hosts Annual Spring Auction

Southeast

Ritchason Auctioneers Hosts First Auction in Tampa, Fla.

Ritchason Auctioneers recently hosted its inaugural Florida auction in Tampa, Fla. A beautiful day greeted buyers to the company’s site on the Florida state fairgrounds located on U.S. 301. Dewain Ritchason, president of Ritchason Auctioneers, said that he hoped this would be the first of many in the state of Florida.

Click to Read More | Ritchason Auctioneers Hosts First Auction in Tampa, Fla.

Southeast

Stowers CAT Hosts Several Customer Service Events in First Half of 2015

Stowers Machinery Corporation, the Cat dealer of east Tennessee, hosted four customer appreciation events in the first half of 2015.

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National

Poor Building Codes Led to Catastrophic Loss of Life in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) Nepal must take lessons from earthquake-hit countries such as Mexico and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild from two major quakes, a senior United Nations official said May 20.

Click to Read More | Poor Building Codes Led to Catastrophic Loss of Life in Nepal

National

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Strong in May

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the May 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $903 billion equipment finance sector.

Click to Read More | Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Strong in May

West

Hawaii Governor: Telescope Can Continue, but Changes Needed

HONOLULU (AP) - A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.

Amid protests and arrests of opponents blocking construction workers from accessing the site, construction has been halted since last month on the $1.

Click to Read More | Hawaii Governor: Telescope Can Continue, but Changes Needed

National

EPA Issues Final Clean Water Rule; Opposition Mounts

WASHINGTON (AP) Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday, May 27.

Click to Read More | EPA Issues Final Clean Water Rule; Opposition Mounts

Southeast

Downtown Jackson, Miss., Treasure Receives Upgrade

Built on the site of the old state penitentiary, Mississippi’s state Capitol is one of downtown Jackson’s greatest treasures. Featuring marble from around the world, brass fixtures and ornate iron work, the four-story Beaux Arts-style structure was deemed, “a reflex of the state’s public spirit, pride and integrity” during its dedication more than a century ago.

Click to Read More | Downtown Jackson, Miss., Treasure Receives Upgrade

Southeast

Power Equipment Takes on Al-jon Landfill Compactor Line

Power Equipment (a division of BRAMCO) has been successfully selling, servicing and supplying parts for heavy and general construction equipment since 1946 and recently made the decision to take on the Al-jon landfill compactor line.

Click to Read More | Power Equipment Takes on Al-jon Landfill Compactor Line

Southeast

All Truck Parts & Equipment Opens Western Star Dealer

After 50 years in the used truck sales and parts business, All Truck Parts & Equipment has joined with Daimler Trucks North America as the South’s newest dealer of Western Star Trucks.

“It’s a market we’ve been looking to enter for some time.

Click to Read More | All Truck Parts & Equipment Opens Western Star Dealer

National

Another Highway Funding Patch Put in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.

The Senate approved the bill by voice vote early Saturday; the measure passed the House earlier in the week.

Click to Read More | Another Highway Funding Patch Put in Place

West

'The Shining' Hotel to Finally Get a Real Hedge Maze

The Colorado newspaper The Tribune is reporting that an Evans, Colorado construction company will be building a maze similar to the one featured in the 1980 horror film “The Shining” at the same hotel that inspired the movie.

Click to Read More | 'The Shining' Hotel to Finally Get a Real Hedge Maze

National

Hoover Dam: A Symbol of Simple Strength

In 1931, while the United States was flat on its back in the Great Depression, the country rose from the mat, flexed its muscles and began building the mighty Hoover Dam, not only taming the angry, flood-prone, Colorado River but also demonstrating the distressed nation’s determination to survive economic fear.

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National

Rayco Opens Doors for 25th Annual Customer Appreciaton, Demo Day

More than 150 customers came out on April 11 for Rayco’s Customer Appreciation and Demo Day in Wooster, Ohio. For more than 25 years Rayco has opened its doors to celebrate with customers and to allow them the opportunity to take a look at its complete line of equipment, watch its equipment in action and enjoy some southern style BBQ with the Rayco family.

Click to Read More | Rayco Opens Doors for 25th Annual Customer Appreciaton, Demo Day

National

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Say what you will, but more than 2,000 tons (1,814.37 t) of rock on a highway makes an impression — in more ways than one.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Friday, April 10, a landslide occurred on U.

Click to Read More | Between a Rock and a Hard Place

National

AK Steel to Build New Research, Innovation Center in SW Ohio

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — AK Steel said it will build a new research and innovation center in southwestern Ohio.

The West Chester-based company said the 120,000 sq. ft. facility will be built on a 15-acre site in Middletown at an estimated cost of $36 million.

Click to Read More | AK Steel to Build New Research, Innovation Center in SW Ohio

National

CCI, ODOT Offer Inmates Chance to Service Trucks

The Chillicothe Correctional Institute (CCI) in Pike County currently holds about 3,000 inmates. The medium security prison was originally built during World War I as a training camp, then became a federal prison before becoming a state prison in 1966.

Click to Read More | CCI, ODOT Offer Inmates Chance to Service Trucks

National

PIRTEK's Sterling Heights Office Rebuilds Power Units

PIRTEK has been servicing the Detroit area for more than 15 years with Hose Service & Supply Centers in Madison Heights, Sterling Heights and Westland. On May 1, a fourth location in Wixom, Mich., opened, growing its on site hose service fleet to 20 mobile service units serving southeastern Michigan.

Click to Read More | PIRTEK's Sterling Heights Office Rebuilds Power Units

National

RDO Hosts Open House at Newly Remodeled Store in Burnsville, Minn.

RDO Equipment hosted an open house at its newly remodeled store in Burnsville, Minn., on April 24.

Lunch followed an official ribbon cutting, as well as a “Rules of the Road” course, which was hosted by MnDot officials.

Click to Read More | RDO Hosts Open House at Newly Remodeled Store in Burnsville, Minn.

National

SC&RA, NCCCO, KHL Team Up for Careers Promo Event

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), KHL Group and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) are jointly organizing a new event to promote careers in the U.

Click to Read More | SC&RA, NCCCO, KHL Team Up for Careers Promo Event

National

Komatsu Introduces the New D65PXi-18 Intelligent Machine Control Crawler Dozer

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new D65PXi-18, the latest addition to the next generation of intelligent machine control and dozer technology.

The long track, low ground pressure D65PXi-18 excels in soft or wet conditions and offers exceptional stability for finish grading applications, according to the company.

Click to Read More | Komatsu Introduces the New D65PXi-18 Intelligent Machine Control Crawler Dozer

National

Illinois Truck Fleet Owner Sentenced in Double-Brokering Scheme

Trucking News Online is reporting that Dragan Simovski, who operated Freedom Transportation Inc., in Illinois, was sentenced earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Chicago to 36 months incarceration, 36 months supervised release, and was ordered to pay $532,000 restitution in connection with an illegal double-brokering scheme.

Click to Read More | Illinois Truck Fleet Owner Sentenced in Double-Brokering Scheme