Major work on the Interstate 10 bridge spanning the Calcasieu River in Louisiana will begin after Thanksgiving, when pins on 48 girders will be replaced. The pin-replacement work is complicated because Topcor Services LLC, the general contractor for the project, will be removing 4-in.
Atlantic Restaurant Concepts LLC, Duncan, S.C., has had good luck constructing a growing number of Cookout Restaurants around the Southeast — most in 90 days or less. These restaurants are now going up in Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas. The Cookout being constructed in Rock Hill, S.C., joins others in the state being built in Columbia, Sumter and Hartsville.
A massive 582-megawatt power plant under construction about 20 mi. (32 kW) north of Meridian, Miss., will use a combination of intense heat and high pressure to convert locally abundant lignite coal into a cleaner-burning gas that is then used to produce energy.
RSC Equipment Rental has opened a 7,500-sq.-ft. branch in Milan, Pa., to serve the region’s equipment needs. Primarily, the Milan branch will serve the Northern Tier’s natural gas industry. The branch, located at 28230 Route 220, will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, maintenance and repairs, field service, delivery/pick up, Mobile Tool Room products, equipment safety training and 24/7 in-house response service.
The 1930s-era Franklin Theatre on Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tenn. is getting a facelift. The owner of the theatre, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, is a nonprofit organization that has been actively planning and fundraising in anticipation of the restoration and expansion ever since it acquired the theatre in 2007.
After receiving a record 86 applications, the ARA Foundation Scholarship Committee selected 24 students for $41,000 in scholarships for the upcoming academic year. All the recipients are planning future careers in the equipment rental industry. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each, are being awarded to students attending technical/vocational schools, community colleges, undergraduate colleges and graduate schools.
RSC Equipment Rental, Inc. has adopted solid tires nationwide on all new reach forklifts. Solid rubber tires have a longer usable lifetime than either standard or foam-filled tires, lasting three to four times longer than their counterparts, leading to a decrease in down time, fewer costly replacements and elimination of waste, RSC said.
As one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America, RSC Equipment Rental Inc. is growing at a fast pace. As of Q4-2007, RSC’s adjusted EBITDA margin was 46.4 percent. “Our success and growth is a direct result of RSC’s commitment to excellence, which is why we benchmark ourselves against the best companies in many industries, rather than just those in the equipment rental industry,” said Erik Olsson, president and CEO of RSC.
The Olathe, Kan., store for RSC Equipment Rental was recognized as the best place to work and the best rental supply company in Johnson County, Kan., in the 10th annual reader’s choice poll conducted by The Kansas City Community News. This county includes many suburban Kansas City communities and has a combined population of more than a half-million people.
On Oct. 26, RSC Equipment Rental held a grand opening of its new 6,500-sq.-ft. store in Moneta, Va. “This area is growing quickly,” said Gary Gravely, the store’s branch manager. “We look forward to meeting the needs of this booming community.” The grand opening ran from 7 a.m.
RSC Equipment Rental, a supplier of construction equipment rental services, celebrated the company’s May 23, 2007, initial public offering with President and CEO Erik Olsson ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. RSC Equipment Rental serves the non-residential and commercial contracting markets with a complete range of rental equipment such as aerial work platforms, material handling, compaction and paving, concrete and masonry, earth moving, excavating, welding, air and electric-powered equipment.