Maine

Dump truck drivers will be busy in the coming months on a bridge project in Hampden, Maine. Their task: hauling 160,000 cu. yds. of fill material for the replacement of eight bridges and repair of one on I-95 just south of Bangor. That's more even than was required for the construction of the state's signature Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

Barko Hydraulics (Barko) announced the addition of Heavy Machines Inc. (Heavy Machines) as the new Barko forestry equipment dealer of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. As a diversified equipment distributor serving several regions throughout the United States, Heavy Machines has two branch locations in Maine, located in Portland and Skowhegan, to serve customers in the northeastern United States.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Opponents of a proposed $1 billion transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid collected more than enough signatures to put the proposal to a statewide vote, officials said. Officials from "No CMP Corridor" submitted more than 75,000 signatures to election officials.

Empire Crane Company has been announced as a dealership of Broderson Manufacturing Corporation's full line of carry deck industrial cranes. It will be stocking new units for customers in upstate New York, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Empire has three locations that each offer sales, parts, service, and rentals which will be support junctions for local Broderson customers.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The state agency that handles zoning in Maine's unregulated territories gave its approval to a proposed $1 billion transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid. The Land Use Planning Commission determined, on a 5-2 vote, that the New England Clean Energy Connect met zoning and land use standards.

Mammoet has successfully completed the weighing and loading of 60 modules for Cianbro's furnace shipment project at its module manufacturing facility in Brewer, Maine. The modules are destined for a major petrochemicals plant in the United States.

The Maine Department of Transportation has released the 2020 Edition of its Three-Year Work Plan. This Work Plan includes all capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations activities, planning initiatives, and administrative functions for calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Nortrax raised $75,000 for the Travis Mills Foundation at its annual golf tournament and auction. Nortrax raised $75,000 for the Travis Mills Foundation at its annual golf tournament and auction. Held on Aug. 16, 2019, in North Yarmouth, Maine, participants were able to play a round of golf, enjoy a BBQ lunch and participate in the live auction.

The Associated General Contractors of Maine Education Foundation announced following a Gala Event that contractors have committed to more than $300,000 in additional funds for Maine students pursuing construction careers. The total fund balance will exceed $800,000 as contributions are received.

Chadwick-BaRoss, one of New England's leading construction equipment distributors, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in business with customer appreciation events at each of its locations across the region. On Aug. 16, the first of these events was held at the company's headquarters in Westbrook, Maine.

The Maine Department of Transportation has begun controlling brush along selected state roads. This is part of an ongoing, integrated approach that includes mowing, hand removal or the use of herbicides to control roadside vegetation. When controlled, roadside trees are easy to maintain.