North Carolina

Construction of the Jug Handle Bridge in Rodanthe, N.C., along the Outer Banks, is 39 percent complete, as of June 4, and the bridge is on track to open to the public in the fall of 2021. The announcement was made to the public in an update from Pablo Hernandez, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resident engineer of the project.

A series of rockslides in the scenic mountains of western North Carolina, triggered by weeks of rain, has brought engineers and crews to the area to clear roadways and seek solutions to the problem. Two such events happened over the Memorial Day holiday weekend – both on the same day.

The Wilmington, N.C., metro area, situated in both New Hanover and Pender counties, experienced significant growth over the past decade, experiencing a 15.5 percent rise in population from 2010 to 2018, ranking 49th in the nation. "They're the fastest growing counties in the state," stated Alex Stewart, resident engineer of Division 3 of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Colby Howard, the driver of the #15 car, is sponsored by Ironpeddlers and SANY. As NASCAR returns to the track in Charlotte, N.C., SANY America will be there with dealer partner Ironpeddlers as co-sponsors of driver Colby Howard and car #15 as part of the J.D.

Due to the viral nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hand sanitizer, masks, safety glasses/goggles and gloves, have seen a dramatic increase in need and often are all but impossible to find. When the spread of the virus came to Charlotte, N.C., and created a shortage of hand sanitizer, two well-respected businesses in town teamed up to provide a solution.

Incessant rains over the last two years in the mountainous far west of North Carolina have led to small landslides and drainage damage along U.S. Highway 74 near Bryson City, located in Swain County. As a result, the NCDOT has brought in a local heavy construction company to make repairs on U.S.

As NASCAR returns to the track in Charlotte, N.C., SANY America will be there with dealer partner Ironpeddlers as co-sponsors of driver Colby Howard and car #15 as part of the J.D. Motorsports team. On May 25, cars will take to the track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the XFINITY Series ALSCO 300 – without spectators – as NASCAR kicks off its revised 2020 racing schedule.

Manitou North America welcomed National Equipment Dealers LLC to the Manitou dealer network. National Equipment Dealers will offer the full Manitou line of skid loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders and telescopic handlers at 11 locations throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

After over six-and-a-half decades of experience, Hoopaugh Grading Company LLC has worked to develop a few ways to help grow and thrive despite unexpected external conditions. The current health crisis facing our state [North Carolina], nation and world is certainly intimidating.

East Attachments is a national provider of heavy equipment attachments. The company's products are manufactured for the construction and mining industries, but also cater to private operators in farming and other private industries. It is a family-owned and operated business that has more than 20 years of experience in the heavy equipment attachments industry.

UMA, a North Carolina-based geotechnical contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, announced its newly acquired designations of both Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and North Carolina Historically Underutilized Business (HUB).