According to the state of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency "street sweepings are materials such as sand, salt, leaves and debris removed from city streets, parking lots and sidewalks to prevent these materials from being washed into storm sewers and surface waters, and is done to improve the appearance of public roadways."
Regarding reusing street sweepings, the same report states that "test results have shown street sweepings from normal sweeping operations are safe and acceptable for reuse in many areas." The state mandated that unless street sweepings had the organics and trash removed from the aggregates, the street sweepings could not be reused and had to be disposed of in an approved landfill.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that the agency will undertake 188 road and bridge projects statewide during the 2020 season to help maintain the state's roads and bridges, improve safety and support construction jobs across the state.
Terex Utilities recently acted on a request by Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) to 3D print parts for face shields. The Electronic Systems Technology and Robotics departments at the technical college are leading the effort.
"Because it takes up to 13 hours to print four face shield bands, they sent a request out to local businesses to lend a hand by printing parts needed for a completed shield," said Dan Brenden, director of engineering of Terex Utilities.
In a time spanning just more than six months, crews with Shafer Contracting substantially completed a major remake of a busy and congested highway intersection by early last fall. The project is taking place in Oakdale, Minn., located several miles northeast of St.
To mark five successful decades as a Grove dealer in northern Minnesota, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) joined Manitowoc staff at the manufacturer's booth at ConExpo 2020.
RMS's Jon Anderson (C), along with Manitowoc's Mike Heacock (L) and Keith Crider, stand in front of a Grove GRT9165, one of the 10 cranes the manufacturer exhibited at the show this year.
For more than four decades, Minnesota-based Aspen Equipment Co. has catered to the needs of the railroad maintenance business through the production, service and rental of railroad truck equipment to customers spanning the United States and Canada, including Class 1, transit, short-line and rail contractors.
In celebration of Women in Construction Week, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. sponsored a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity build on March 3, 2020, in Oakdale, Minn. Taking part in the build was the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Chapter of The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) as the chapter celebrated Women in Construction Week, March 1 to 7.
Despite the cold weather, Ziegler Cat held two indoor winter demo events in Minnesota and Iowa. Both demonstration events were hosted at local Equestrian centers. The facilities, approximately 150 x 300 ft., allowed customers to operate Cat's new equipment through different obstacles and challenges.
The Hansen Auction Group announced the acquisition of the Wayne Pike Auction Company and auction yard in Princeton, Minn. Hansen will continue to conduct four live auctions per year at the Princeton location and also offer many onsite and online only options for sellers in the Minnesota market.
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There's a line attributed to EOD bomb technicians. Reportedly, when asked about whether or not they were stressed out when it came time to defusing a bomb, the answer was something to the effect of "I'm not.
RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon's Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies' footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon's Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.