The story of Longhorn Construction Services is built on an opportunity and a willingness to take a chance on it, according to Owners Jason and Tassa Fenn. The husband-and-wife team founded the Midland-based company nearly a decade ago after a visit to west Texas.
Roland Machinery Company held its Komatsu Forest Demo Day July 15 to 16 at its demo site in Pickerel, Wis. Customers were invited to see how the latest forestry equipment from Komatsu could benefit their operations.
Representatives of Komatsu America Corp.
Marking another industry first for autonomous haulage, mining companies have now hauled more than 3.3 billion tons of materials leveraging Komatsu's FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS).
Working closely with its customers, Komatsu teams developed the first commercially available autonomous haulage system to help mines move material more efficiently.
To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-year/5,000-hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback.
More than 20 years ago, Keith Babb, president of New England Mobile Crushing Services, walked away from a successful career in the automotive industry and started a new venture working in a niche market subcontracting hammering and crushing and screening services to New England contractors.
Implementing new technology into construction is a smart decision, but it's a process. The technology must present tangible value from Day 1, and it has to make sense for the job site. It must work as well in the field as it did at the tradeshow. Smart contractors choose products or platforms with the worker in mind.
Demolition is currently under way for a monolith at Penn's Landing at the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia, Pa.
The structure was built in 2002 and was the arch of what was to be a sky tram. It was part of a plan conceived by former Mayor Ed Rendell for a family entertainment complex to be built by mall developer Simon Property Group.
More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu's North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support the organization's work.
The joint-venture of Dunn Construction Co. Inc. and Wiregrass Construction Company are looking to deliver the Alabama Department of Transportation's (ALDOT) $68 million widening of four miles of I-65 (south of I-459 from exits 238 to 242) by this July.
Ferry Point Park, located in the Bronx, is in the midst of an $11 million, 18-month project to transform an old landfill into a pedestrian walkway, which is also inclusive of a salt-water marsh and parking lot.
Key to the transformation is the collaboration of Pioneer Landscaping & Asphalt Paving Inc.
Before earning his high school diploma, Kelly Fulfer was an experienced operator and had chosen a career path in construction. As a teen, he worked part time for a contractor in the Boise area and was running a backhoe by the time he was a junior.
"During my senior year I had only a couple of classes, so I worked during the day, too," recalled Fulfer.