Oregon


Crews Work to Stabilize U.S. 101 After Dangerous Collapse

A much traveled piece of the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway is open to travel again after a potentially tragic accident closed it in February. Repairs are expected to continue through spring. Oregon's historic oceanfront highway is a much-loved travel route along the state's coast, but it's also vulnerable to numerous instabilities, such as the collapse at a wayside known as Bray's Point....


Rescue Mission — Crews Come to Aid of Construction Worker, Drill Rig

Angela Beers-Seydel was enjoying some well-deserved downtime on Feb. 5 when she learned of the collapsed U.S. 101 Oregon coast highway that sent a drill rig and its operator plummeting from the 150-ft....


R&L Excavating Assists in Wildfire Recovery

Robert Leininger, president of R&L Excavating Inc. of Sweet Home, Ore., bought his first piece of equipment — a front end loader — from Feenaughty Machinery Co. in Eugene about two years ago....


Largest Dam Demolition in U.S. History Gets Revival

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) An agreement announced recently paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to tribes but have dwindled to almost nothing in recent years....


Leaving a Legacy: Crews Replace Astoria's Waterfront Bridges

Construction crews from Legacy Contracting Inc. have completed the city of Astoria, Ore.'s $10 million Waterfront Bridges project. Crews completed the remaining elements of the complex initiative that replaced aging bridge infrastructure going back more than 100 years....


Hitachi Excavators: Way of Life for Vanderwieles

For Casey Vanderwiele, a typical Sunday morning includes hopping in one of his Hitachi excavators with a hot cup of coffee. What may seem like work to others is therapy for Casey. "You can deal with the public and customers, but we refer to our Hitachis as therapy because when you're in the excavator, it's just like therapy," Casey said....


Bent Crews Replace Farmer Creek Bridge Along U.S. 101

Bent LLC is in the midst of replacing the Farmer Creek Bridge on U.S. 101 just north of Hebo, a structure built in 1916, for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The existing 27-ft. long, two-lane steel bridge is being replaced with a concrete, 80-ft....


Oregon Logging Conference Raises Funds for Fire Relief

Due to the wildfires on the west coast, specifically in the state of Oregon, Scott Melcher, president of the Oregon Logging Conference, issued the following statement: "The historic wildfires that are burning across our wonderful state have shaken our industry to the core....


IROCK Crushers Names Maxim Equipment New Dealer

IROCK Crushers has announced that Maxim Equipment will be its exclusive dealer to market, sell and service the IROCK product line in California, Oregon and Washington. Maxim Equipment is an authorized dealer of many of the leading manufacturers in the construction and aggregates industry....


Premier Manufacturing Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Premier Manufacturing's reputation as the gold standard for trailer coupling components has helped the Oregon-based company land its new chief operating officer. Matt Weinmann joins Premier with more than 30 years of experience across numerous manufacturing environments....






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