New England

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.

Michael (Mike) Walker has been added to Empire Crane New England's sales team. As the newest salesman, he'll be responsible for supporting customers and representing the many crane manufacturer's that Empire has to offer. Walker will be serving customers in the New England area (Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine).

A look back at contractors building up New England infrastructure.

The Piscataqua River Bridge, a through arch bridge that crosses the Piscataqua River and connects Portsmouth, N.H., with Kittery, Maine, is being renovated. Work on the bridge began in June and will be finished in May 2022. The primary contractor on the job is SPS New England/Salisbury, Mass.

Construction crews are in the midst of a $135 million infrastructure project that will complete reconstruction of the final mile of a section of the New England Thruway (I-95) that carries traffic from New York City to the Connecticut border. The work marks the end of a long and often challenging undertaking.

Boston-area merchants in the early 19th century wanted to transport goods directly west but couldn't, while Western Massachusetts and upper New York state travelers were stymied in their travels east. What was the common barrier? The Hoosac Mountain, a 16-mi.-long spur of Vermont's Green Mountains.

Able Tool & Equipment, distributor of construction equipment in Connecticut and Massachusetts, received Wacker Neuson's compact equipment sales award at the North American Dealer Meeting. "This award is a testament to a lot of hard work from our employees and it helps to have some really super customers.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Merrymeeting Lake is like so many others in the New Hampshire woods, a bucolic summer getaway of cabins and second homes where vacationers sail, swim and fish. Like dozens of other lakes in the state, it also has a problem that is hidden from most of the people who come to enjoy it.

Chadwick-BaRoss is celebrating its 90th anniversary with special appreciation events at its many locations throughout New England. On Sept. 20, 2019, Chadwick-BaRoss welcomed guests to its Concord, N.H., facility for a day of celebration. Guests were treated to catered lunch, giveaways and games, and were invited to test-drive some of the machinery.

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.

Equipment East has a new location — 1474 Route 3-A in Bow, N.H. From this site, Equipment East is now better positioned to service its customers in New Hampshire and southern Maine. The new location will include a wide assortment of Doosan, Sullivan Palatek and Wacker Neuson light equipment products available for sale and rent, and just as important, a great inventory of parts to keep customers up and running.