Michigan

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of United Truck Sales. United Truck Sales is a tractor, trailer and heavy truck dealership located in Clinton Township, Mich., and will be focusing specifically on Hyundai compact excavator equipment in HCEA's North Central territory.

Iron ore-carrying vessels don't do rapids, particularly when heading upstream. To get around them, structures called "locks" are built — sort of stairs for boats. Vessels float into one end, entry gates are closed and the level of water inside the lock is raised or lowered to match the level outside the gates at the other end.

Alta Equipment's Robert Chiles, 52, of Grosse Ile, Mich., passed away on Aug. 16, following a boating accident. Mr. Chiles was president of Alta's Construction Division. According to the Detroit Free Press, there were 14 people aboard the 39-ft.

LANSING, Mich (AP) State investigators and contractors started assessing the remaining portion of a Michigan dam whose failure this spring contributed to millions of dollars in flood damage and destroyed more than 100 houses. The state said Aug. 10 that it is taking over the assessment after the owners failed to comply with a federal court order to determine what additional work might be needed to stabilize the Edenville Dam and ensure the safety of residents in the Midland County area.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing a $60 million project that will improve I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road. Work includes reconstructing the freeway and ramps, preventive maintenance on all bridges in the project area and making operational improvements to the entrance and exit ramps at the I-96, Creyts Road and Waverly Road interchanges.

When Dervin Witmer founded Dig-it Excavating, a small, family-owned and operated company based in Cassopolis, Mich., he knew the way he marketed his business would be instrumental in achieving success. With a number of established excavating companies operating in the surrounding areas of Cassopolis, Witmer built up his company using a combination of online marketing tools and Kenworth T880s to promote the business.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement supporting introduction of legislation to strengthen manufacturing by U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan: "The Association of Equipment Manufacturers commends the introduction of the National Institute of Manufacturing Act to strengthen the manufacturing sector and ensure the future competitiveness of U.S.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an emergency contract to begin debris removal at two bridge locations on M-30 in Midland and Gladwin counties, following a historic flooding event in May. M-30 structures over the Tittabawassee River in northern Midland County and over the Tobacco River in Gladwin County were both impacted by flooding.

You need to be well grounded any time you start swinging tons of material at the end of a long boom. That need is even more true when you're working on a floating platform. No one understands that better than the engineering team at Great Lakes Dock & Material LLC (GLDM), one of the leading dredging and marine construction contractors on the Great Lakes.

Jason R. Porter has been attacking his work days lately by getting away from the desk and linking back up with his crews in the field conducting tree removal operations. Treeworks Inc. a TCIA accredited company based in west Michigan, took delivery of a new Sennebogen 718 in October of 2019.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, announced that the New Lock at the Soo project is on schedule as construction for phase one of the project is under way. Trade West Construction Inc. began to move equipment to the site on May 4 and will begin deepening the upstream approach to the locks in the north canal.