Alabama

Right out of the gate, the first W 210 Fi mills in North America won big as they cold-planed the famous Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Ala. There, in summer 2019, Mill It Up LLC, Warrior, Ala., — as milling subcontractor for Granite Construction Co.

The joint-venture of Dunn Construction Co. Inc. and Wiregrass Construction Company are looking to deliver the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $68 million widening of four miles of I-65 (south of I-459 from exits 238 to 242) by this July.

A 37.5-ton capacity mill-duty coil grab has been installed beneath the hook of a 40-ton capacity overhead crane at a Monarch Steel Company Inc. facility in Decatur, Ala. The coil grab was manufactured by The Caldwell Group, a Rockford, Illinois-based company that specializes in both standard and custom lifting equipment.

Crews from Ammons and Blackmon Construction LLC began work on the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $19.9 million contract to widen 3.9 mi. of the north-south State Route 181 in August 2018 and are looking to complete the project in the spring of 2021.

JM Wood held a big five-day auction from March 17 through March 21 at the company's Montgomery, Ala., headquarters facility. The auction was live all five days and pre-inspections were available before any piece went on the auction block. However, with the coronavirus pandemic, JM Wood encouraged customers to bid online, and many safeguards were in place and obvious to the attendees at the sale site to ensure safety for all.

Ground was broken in early January 2019 for the construction of Huntsville Hospital's $250 million, seven-story Orthopedic & Spine Tower (OST) at its Alabama campus, making it the biggest medical construction project in the downtown area since the hospital opened its north patient tower in 1980.

Space is at a premium at the Nucor scrap yard located next to the mill in Birmingham, Ala. The facility moves about 4,000 tons per day, in total, to feed the nearby melt shop. "It's pretty intense," according to Amy Alford, scrap yard supervisor and Brandon Keller, scrap yard lead.

Heavy equipment owners and operators across the Southeast now have greater access to Doosan parts, machines and service, due to 10 new dealer locations from Synergy Equipment. The new locations — in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina — join three already established dealership locations with Synergy Equipment to create a 13-location, regional presence for Doosan Infracore North America.

Expected to open early next year, the new Technology Innovation Center (TIC) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will accommodate the campus Security Operations Center and Network Operations Center once crews complete work on the $24 million project.

Perdido Trucking Service LLC, headquartered in Mobile, Ala., is an aggregate hauler serving many customers throughout the state, as well as the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi and Louisiana. Established in 1982, the company is known for its timely deliveries and exemplary customer service, as well as its focus on safety and reliability." With a fleet of 145 trucks (mostly Kenworth), aluminum and steel dump trailers, and dry bulk pneumatic tank trailers, Perdido relies on its dedicated employees to provide superior customer service and on-time accident free deliveries.

John Fore (C), flanked by his wife, Helen, on the right, Warrior Tractor owner Gene Taylor on the left and branch manager David Pearson on the far left, are joined by a big group of the Fore family members who were able to make it out to the celebration in Graysville.