Connecticut

Administrators from the Enfield School District and local officials joined representatives from Gilbane Building Company and JCJ Architects on Sept. 14, 2020, to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the "renovate as new" JFK Middle School renovation and expansion project.

After nearly 20 years starting as a union laborer and then operating excavators for various companies, Joe Correia established Correia Excavators to do basic residential excavating and site work in 1987 with not much more than a dream, a vision, an American model 25 excavator and a 1962 B Model Mack dump truck.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has commenced construction activities for the rehabilitation of the Rochambeau Bridge, which carries Interstate 84 over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River. The bridge also straddles the boundary between Newtown and Southbury in the eastern edge of the state.

Although only rated as a Category 1 hurricane, Isaias was still a deadly and destructive storm after it made landfall in the United States along the southeast coast of North Carolina on Aug. 3. From there, the storm weakened into a Tropical Storm, but still had enough punch left to inflict significant damage as it roared up the East Coast into the Northeast and New England, bringing with it heavy rains and flooding, and power outages affecting millions and destruction from high winds.

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.