Gary Carlson Equipment Co.

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to the existing and aging sanitary sewer system in Minneapolis. This sewer rehabilitation project is located along the north side of East Minnehaha Parkway, and the tunnel is located under Minnehaha Creek, Hiawatha Avenue and the METRO Blue Line light rail corridor.

Road and bridge crews are well on their way to easing driving frustrations for thousands of daily motorists at a notorious traffic bottleneck in Vadnais Heights, Minn., where County Road 49, a heavily-used, inter-city arterial crosses over I-694. Crews were expecting to work going into November last year but unseasonably cold temperatures moved in to the upper Midwest to put a chill on some scheduled concrete pours.

Installing a new baggage system in a confined space over decades' worth of infrastructure at one of the Midwest's busiest airports could have been a formidable task if not for the combined know-how of Sheehy Construction, Kamish Excavating, Gary Carlson Equipment and a team of industry specialists.

Gary Carlson Equipment has appointed Pete Terry as a new sales representative. Terry's primary responsibilities will be to work with general contractors and subcontractors in Minnesota through the company's Roseville and Blaine branches. Terry said he expects “to drive more business by getting contractors in our door to see what we carry.” Gary Carlson carries Takeuchi, Multiquip, Vermeer, Sullivan Palatek, Wacker Neuson, Virnig, Whiteman, Pro-Tec Equipment, Stihl and more.

The focus of Gary Carlson Equipment of St. Paul, Minn., is simple: provide and install the newest products to meet the needs in shoring equipment for trench safety, and follow that up with exceptional service. As a small fledgling company, Gary Carlson Equipment believes the key to success is to meet its customers’ needs and to look for better techniques to ensure productivity.

One challenge stands out beyond the everyday challenges faced by crews building the new, $412 million, 40,000 capacity stadium for the Minnesota Twins. Located just a few blocks west of downtown Minneapolis, the construction site is hemmed in on all sides by bridges, roads and buildings; making for tight working conditions and a logistical challenge for moving hundreds of workers and trucks in and out of it daily.