Twenty-nine years ago, in 1991, Phil Marini decided to venture out on his own and start his own paving and masonry company in the New Haven and Fairfield counties of Connecticut. With not much more than a wheelbarrow and a shovel to start with, he built a reputation for hard work and integrity, and today P & S Paving, which is headquartered in Seymour, Conn., employs more than 40 people.

LBX Company LLC announced the addition of Chadwick-BaRoss Inc. as the dealer of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, material handlers and parts in Connecticut. The Chadwick-BaRoss branch is located at 10 Fox Hollow Road, Oxford CT 06474, 860/261-0730. This location serves the entire state of Connecticut.

In Connecticut, work has begun on the rehabilitation of two bridges on Route 2A in Preston. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is overseeing activities on Bridge 02931 carrying Route 2A over Poquetanuck Cove and Bridge 02932 carrying Route 2A over Halsey Brook.

Monroe Tractor in South Windsor, Conn., recently was named the exclusive full-line Case distributor of the entire state of Connecticut. Monroe Tractor is a third-generation family owned business with 13 locations across New York and New England that offers 69 years of experience with the Case product.

Hartford, Conn.'s, Mike Randazzo and Louis Sanzaro both grew up in the construction industry: Randazzo in the new home construction and excavating sector and Sanzaro in landscaping. Following stints in the U.S. Marine Corp — Randazzo served from 2010 to 2014 with a deployment to Afghanistan while Sanzaro served from 1999 to 2003 during the invasion on Iraq — the two decided to start a business.

Monroe Tractor has announced Chris Reseska as branch manager and Tom Crose as a product support representative for its South Windsor, Conn., location. Reseska brings 35 years of industry experience within several verticals including heavy equipment sales, equipment finance and global auction.

Sometimes the best way to get things done is to do them yourself. Mjolnir Construction, a Glastonbury, Conn., company that handles commercial and residential demolition, utility, water and sewer work, was finding more and more of its jobs required it to recycle construction materials.

The construction of a replacement bridge that carries Wheelers Farms Road over State Road 796, a short highway that connects the Merritt Parkway and Wilbur Cross Parkway to I-95 and the Boston Post Road in Milford, Conn., resumed in early April with completion projected for the fall of 2021.

O&G Industries, Connecticut's largest privately held construction company, recently went live with a 1.3-megawatt (MW) solar array at its quarry on Roxbury Road in Southbury, Conn. The 3,762-panel array is coupled with a 280-kilowatt (kW) Energy Storage System (ESS) that will help to augment supply during peak demand cycles.

A donation by the HBRA of Central Connecticut has helped Thermaxx LLC to continue freely providing disposable gowns for firefighters, first responders, and medical professionals. Thermaxx LLC recently converted all of its insulation jacket production lines to make disposable gowns in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

A popular New England tourist attraction is undergoing major changes. Work is under way on a new seal exhibit and 4D theater at Connecticut's Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, in response to the scheduled reconstruction of a railroad bridge adjacent to the facility.