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It was part two of a three-part competition for Thompson Tractor in the Caterpillar 2019 Global Operator Challenge. The venue this time was the dealer's Montgomery, Ala., branch facility, where they hosted top operators from central/southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle for a two-day event on July 24 and 25.

On July 2, MacKinnon JCB was presented a JCB Dealer of Excellence award. This is an award the dealership earned for its continual growth in sales, parts and service business, as well as marketing efforts and promoting the JCB brand. The award was proudly presented to the team at the Tampa location by Alex Wood, JCB North America's SE regional business manager.

With a fleet of more than 30 machines and a diverse portfolio of projects, crews from Contour Mining & Construction are always on the move. Founded in 2012, the Columbia, S.C.-based contractor can do just about anything associated with civil construction in the Carolinas and Georgia, whether it's land clearing, grading, mass rock excavation, utilities drilling or blasting.

Dave Hunter retired as southeastern regional manager of Sany America on Sept. 30 after serving the company for six years. “Although I really enjoyed working for Sany America, I felt like it was just the right time,” said Hunter. “My life has been truly enriched during my time at Sany…If I hadn't gone to work with Sany America I would have never met, much less become lifelong friends, with so many people.” Hunter is probably best known for his 35 years at Michell Distributing, the Komatsu and Ingersoll-Rand dealer in the Carolinas and Virginia, where his final position was executive vice president.

For industries that require outside work, like construction and landscaping, this time of year brings forth hazards that could lead to life-threatening illnesses if precautions are not taken. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vector-borne pathogens including Lyme disease; West Nile, dengue and Zika virus; Plague; and Spotted fever rickettsioses are being transmitted by mosquitos and ticks in areas of the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S.

Cemen Tech, a global leader in the volumetric concrete mixing industry, announced they have recently signed Linder Industrial Machinery as the exclusive dealer of Cemen Tech volumetric concrete mixers in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Linder, with more than six decades of experience and 18 locations, has expanded its services by getting into more specialized types of offerings.

Wilson Finley Company, a one-stop shop for dozer, excavator, heavy machinery and front end loader parts, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., recently set up shop at 444 Warehouse Court, Taylors, S.C., (Greenville) to take advantage of the region's economic and construction boom, as well as to meet customer demand.

Trifecta Services Company may be fairly new to the demolition game, but that hasn't stopped the company from working on some large projects. In fact, one of the company's first projects included removing approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to make way for a new gas station at a commercial site.

On Jan. 18, H&E Equipment Services Inc. held a grand opening celebration for its newly-constructed facility located at 6227 East Adamo Dr., Tampa, FL 33619, 813/635-9688. The company relocated its old Tampa branch to the new facility. The new branch provides full-service coverage for customers throughout Tampa, St.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Construction plans are moving ahead to improve the interchange where two interstates meet in southeast Georgia. The State Transportation Board adopted a resolution to take the next steps toward widening a stretch of Interstate 16 near Savannah and make interchange upgrades where I-16 meets Interstate 95.

Work is under way on a $138 million canopy project at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a massive endeavor calling for the intricate juggling of traffic and construction and one guided by principles of safety, quality and production.