Ohio CAT

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) two-phase, $166 million South Side Mega Fix project in Columbus, an initiative awarded to Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), will be delivered in April/May 2021. The $126 million project is reconstructing and adding a lane in each direction on I-71 between Stringtown Road and I-70; reconfiguring the I-270/71 southbound interchange; replacing 10 bridges and erecting two new ones; and building three noise walls.

On paper and in practice, the Alliance Water and Sewer Distribution Department is exactly what the name implies. At various job sites throughout the city however, the department's employees also are a skilled construction team working on a wide range of projects to enhance the city.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $1.3 billion I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up project in the city of Columbus (Franklin County) is helping to replace, upgrade and rehabilitate aging highway infrastructure in the downtown core and improve traffic flow and safety for motorists.

The demolition of 22 two- to three-story apartment buildings on the block bound by Kenwood Road, Happiness Way and Festive Court, a 10-acre site, began in the northeast section of downtown Cincinnati in late January to make room for the construction of the Capital Investment Group LLC's (CIG) $130 million project — The Gallery at Kenwood.

Ohio CAT recently updated facilities at its new location in Lima, within Allen County, Ohio, and commenced business operations at The Cat Rental Store. As the Authorized Caterpillar Dealer and rental equipment provider in Ohio, this new Cat Rental Store location will provide a large offering of Caterpillar equipment for rent along with allied rental products to support a diverse range of equipment rental needs, from light towers and boom lifts to dozers.

Ohio Machinery Co. celebrates 75 years of equipment sales and service to customers throughout its business territory beginning February 2020. As a privately held, locally owned and operated company, Ohio Machinery Co. gained strength and size over time through its representation of premium products; ongoing dedicated leadership; and a strong commitment to customer service and product support excellence.

Ohio Cat, the authorized and exclusive Caterpillar Dealer in Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana, kicked off construction of its newest building project with a ceremonial groundbreaking at its recently-purchased property in the city of Perrysburg.

Posing for the winners' shot (L-R) are second-place winner Albert Breech of Breech Septic and Excavating; first-place winner Landon Greer of Courtney Enterprises; and third-place winner Kevin Stewart of Darby Creek Excavating. Ohio CAT held its Cat Global Operator Challenge on July 17 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, site of the annual Farm Science Review.

(L-R): On hand for the SMI 90TS demonstration were Screen Machine's Matt Brinkman, Scott Wagner, Matt Johnson and Timothy Miller, along with Ohio CAT's Kyle Bodkin and Wright Landscape Supply & Marketplace's Shannon and Gretchen Wright. Ohio CAT recently set up a demonstration of Screen Machine's newly launched 90TS, part of its new SMI compact equipment lineup, for Wright Landscape Supply & Marketplace.

As part of the Cleveland Urban Core Projects, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has what it calls the Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization Plan. One of the initiatives in the work is the widening and reconstruction of the I-77 bridge over I-490 and the improvement of I-77 south of I-490 — a $25.6 million contract that was awarded to The Ruhlin Company.

Rudolph Libbe Inc. recently completed construction of the $26 million Northwood Schools in Northwood, Ohio, for Northwood Local Schools (NLS). The school, which acheived LEED Silver certification, is located on the site of the Olney School and the Olney Elementary School that have been demolished, and adjacent to Northwood High School, which will be repurposed with the 800-seat auditorium and 10,000-sq.-ft.