John Carson started his landscaping business by himself, from the ground up, with his two hands and a couple of advanced degrees. “My parents actually thought I was crazy,” said the founder and owner of the Carson Group when he tells the story of his previous life and how he left a professional job with a large company to take up moving dirt — and how much he loves it.

A multi-span viaduct replacement project has passed the one-year mark in Pittsburgh, Pa., headed toward a spring 2016 completion date. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), awarded the contract, currently valued at $40.8 million to Lane Construction Corp., with Kerry Kennedy in charge.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has selected KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ marketing manager, Lisa Carson, to serve as the head of the Aggregates Statistics Committee for 2012. The Aggregates Statistics Committee, which consists of 13 reporting brands, is designed to provide the most accurate and timely industry data available to be used for market share calculation, forecasting and resource planning.

HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer for south, central, north and northeast Texas, recently named Keegan Carson new general construction sales representative for the north Dallas region. Carson will be responsible for promoting the diverse line of HOLT CAT compact Construction Equipment and Work Tools.

Cashman Equipment Company celebrated the grand opening of its newest equipment rental store April 12. More than 200 attendees witnessed the event, which took place at 4880 East Nye Lane, Carson City, Nev. Members of the local City Council and Chamber of Commerce accompanied MaryKaye Cashman, CEO and chairman of Cashman Equipment Company, in commencing the day’s festivities with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Bids for Phase 2A of the $350-million U.S. 395 Carson City Freeway project are expected to be let by December 2006, according to Jim Gallagos, project manger of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The Carson City Freeway is located just east of Carson City “and involves a nine-mile-limited-access freeway that begins at the north end of U.S.