Illinois

Alta Equipment Construction Group held its First Annual Golf Outing at the Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago on Aug. 27. The weather was perfect as representatives of Alta Equipment, manufacturers and construction companies caught up on the latest industry news and machines.

bidadoo is expanding its sales team to meet the surge of online remarketing demand and activity. Spreading deeper into new regions and markets, bidadoo announced the contributions and appointments of several key people in strategic sales channels. Key in driving customer success with bidadoo are Len Rodriguez and Brent Birdsong.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company's Rivers and Lakes Division was faced with sediment-filled ditches and pockets of connecting standing water on a large dredging project in Argenta, Ill. The contractor wanted to consider a new and more efficient approach than the traditional bucket.

Geneva Construction Company, a heavy highway contractor in Aurora, Ill., specializes in asphalt paving and concrete. In business since 1926, many of its projects are for the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Tollway and a variety of municipal jobs.

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Aug. 4 that the state of Illinois will provide $40 million through the Rebuild Illinois capital plan to anchor a public private partnership that will construct a new inland port in Cairo, Ill., at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

The city of Chicago has found itself needing $2.7 billion to meet its goal of having $4.4 billion to spend on upgrading its streets, bridges and other infrastructure over the next five years. That was the word from Susie Park, budget director, and other city infrastructure department leaders that spoke Aug.

The Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties Scholarship Committee has awarded nine scholarships this year. Those chosen to receive the scholarship are sons and daughters of CAWGC members or Will/Grundy union building tradesman who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2020 or presently are full-time college students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Miller Formless was founded in 1970 by Charles P. Miller as a provider of concrete slip form paving machines and other products. Located in McHenry, Ill., the company operates out of a more than 95,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and continues to provide the same quality product and service it pioneered in the 1960's.

Alta Equipment Group Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Martin Implement Sales Inc. , a privately-held premium equipment distributor with three branches in the Chicago metro area. Martin has an expansive range of new and used equipment available for sale or rent to contractors and municipal customers.

Fecon announced the addition of Luby Equipment as a new distributor for Missouri and Illinois. Luby sells new and used construction machinery from locations in Cape Girardeau, Fenton and O'Fallon, Mo., and Caseyville, Quincy and Springfield, Ill. Luby Equipment also offers extensive service capabilities, with 24/7 service on-site and in its shops, as well as parts delivery.

Crews are well into construction of the second arch of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge. Construction of the new bridge began in July 2017. The westbound bridge is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020 and the eastbound bridge in 2021. The new bridge will be more than twice as wide as the existing bridge, providing four lanes in each direction.