New York


APWA Holds Annual Equipment Show in Orangeburg, N.Y.

On May 19, 2021, the New York Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) held its 2021 Equipment and Product Exposition, which was hosted by the Town of Orangeburg highway department....


After Long Delay, NY State to Soon Begin $107M South Shore Rejuvenation

A project intended to protect Staten Island's South Shore coastal communities has been given the go ahead to begin construction this fall after years of delays. The state-run rejuvenation of the area, known as "Living Breakwaters," was funded and set to begin construction in 2018, according to a 2017 report from the Staten Island Advance/SILive.com, but the project laid dormant after that....


New York State Lawmakers Pass Bill to Stop Construction Wage Theft

Legislators in the New York State Senate approved a bill June 3 that would hold construction contractors responsible for wage theft committed by their subcontractors. The measure, which passed the Assembly and is now headed to Gov....


Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School Outdoor Power Equipment Program Gains AEDF Recognition

The AED Foundation (AEDF) announced that the BOCES High School District completed a successful recognition recently by adding the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School Outdoor Power Equipment Program located at the Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora, N.Y., to its growing list of recognized high schools....


Buffalo, N.Y.'s Canisius High School Gifted $2.5M for Global Learning Center

A $2.5 million donation was announced recently by Buffalo, N.Y.'s Canisius High School for the building of its new Madden Center for Global Learning. The facility will be located at the Delaware Avenue campus and is the largest in the college prep school's "Rich Tradition Bold Vision" capital campaign, one that is now approaching $20 million....


Capital Region BOCES Tours Robert H. Finke & Sons Facility

Among the biggest challenges the industry faces is a severe shortage of technicians, specifically an extremely low number of young people willing to train to fill the positions that are open. Equipment dealerships across the country openly state that one of the biggest challenges they face in the future of their operations is being properly staffed with heavy equipment technicians....


Baschmann Services Names Kirsch to Represent Aggregate, Rolling Stock

Peter Baschmann, president of Baschmann Services in Elma, N.Y., announced the addition of Bill Kirsch to its sales staff. Kirsch will be representing both the aggregate and rolling stock divisions of Baschmann Services, with manufacturers including Kobelco, ASV, Anaconda, Hitachi, Carlton, McLanahan and TCI....


Macy's Plans to Spend $235M to Build New Skyscraper, Improve Herald Square

Macy's revealed new renderings on May 10 that illustrate its plans to build a new office tower over its midtown Manhattan, N.Y., flagship location in Herald Square. Two years after its initial announcement to build the skyscraper atop its landmark department store, the retailer also said that it will invest $235 million in the surrounding neighborhood — including new subway entrances and more pedestrian space....


ABLE Equipment Rental Announces Appointment of Vice President of Sales Operations

ABLE Equipment Rental Inc. of NY (ABLE) a supplier of construction equipment rentals, sales, service and parts, announced the appointment of Stacy Irons as vice president of sales operations. Irons joins ABLE with more than 27 years of experience in both sales and management....


New Sewer System Will Protect Environment in Westhampton Beach, N.Y.

Following years of planning, a groundbreaking was held April 23 in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., to kick off the construction of a new sewer project designed primarily for environmental protection in the resort community, but also to boost more dining and apartments in the village....






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