South Carolina

Oct. 18 marked the start of an extended closure of the iconic Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier along the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina. The span closed that morning for a two-year replacement project, reported the Charleston Post and Courier.

After examining the current construction materials marketplace and reviewing customer feedback in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, IROCK Crushers announced that Hills Machinery will be its exclusive dealer to sell and service the IROCK product line.

Jeff Martin held its East Coast Early Fall Construction & Transportation Public Auction Ring 1 Oct. 1, 2020, in Pelzer, S.C. It featured a wide selection of construction equipment, attachments, accessories and trucks. The bidders came from many southern states and even more registered online to bid.

A crucial hurdle was cleared in late September in the process to begin remaking the area known as "Malfunction Junction" near Columbia, S.C. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) granted a permit to allow the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to construct all phases of the Carolina Crossroads project.

In September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Charleston District, awarded the final two dredging contracts on its harbor deepening project, which will make Charleston, S.C.,'s harbor the deepest on the East Coast. The contract awards also coincided with the arrival Sept.

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, is partnering with Gateway Dealer Network to add three locations in South Carolina. In addition to providing increased service and support for customers, these new locations will offer more access to buy or rent Doosan equipment.

LeeBoy announced that it has expanded Ascendum Machinery's territory to include all of North and South Carolina, effective Oct. 1. 2020. Ascendum Machinery already serves as the LeeBoy dealer in Western N.C., and the company will handle all sales, rental, warranty and parts needs from seven locations.

Preparations to build a new water treatment plant for the city of Aiken, S.C., are moving forward. Aiken City Manager Stuart Bedenbaugh discussed the plans for the facility during a Sept. 14 virtual meeting with Aiken business leaders and in a later interview with the Aiken Standard.

The long-awaited Exit 3 off I-95 in Hardeeville, S.C., is closer to reality, as a Sept. 21 press conference made clear. But it's still unclear when construction will begin, how many jobs it's expected to create, and what the economic impact will be. State and federal officials, including South Carolina Gov.

Curry Supply Co. announced the addition of Will Buddin to the team as a regional sales manager. Buddin will oversee customers positioned in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. With more than 19 years in the pump, OEM and heavy equipment rental industries, Buddin brings with him a diversified knowledge base of direct OEM sales and channel distribution within the rental space.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposed to replace the existing U.S. Highway 301 (Bamberg Road) southbound bridge over the South Edisto River in Bamberg and Orangeburg counties and the adjacent Bobcat Landing Road (State Road 439) bridge in Bamberg County.