Tennessee


Modern Facility, Capabilities Make Parman One of Tenn.'s Best Distributors

Just two years ago, a new company, Parman Tractor & Equipment, opened its doors to contractors in Tennessee and other parts of the South wanting a distributor of top shelf construction machinery — one that is also expert in the art of treating its customers well....


ARDOT Fires Inspector Who Overlooked Crack in River Bridge in 2019

As the investigation continues as to why a significant beam fracture occurred on the I-40 bridge across the Mississippi River, an inspector with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) who checked the 48-year-old structure in 2019 and failed to discover the crack, has been fired and may face criminal charges....


Takeuchi Recognizes Parman Tractor as North American Dealer With Largest Market Share Growth

Takeuchi-US has presented Parman Tractor & Equipment of Nashville, Tenn., with an award for having the largest market share growth of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. Parman Tractor has provided Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts and rentals to customers throughout Tennessee since 2019....


Tennessee Aims to Ease Traffic Woes Along I-40

Construction crews in Tennessee are working on 5 mi. of Interstate 40, starting at the North Highland exit and continuing east to the Highway 70 exit. The roughly $88 million effort, which began in November 2020, will widen the interstate from four to six lanes, and also replace five bridges, including three overhead/overpass structures and two interstate bridges over railroads....


TDOT Breaks Ground on $61M Jefferson Pike Project in Smyrna

A new widening project began March 12 in Smyrna, Tenn., following a groundbreaking ceremony that included Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Clay Bright. Bright was joined by other state and local officials at the Rutherford County site, southeast of Nashville, where construction got under way on the expansion of Jefferson Pike (Tennessee State Road 266)....


VIDEO: Diverging Diamond Interchange Begins to Shine in Tennessee

In the United States, the use of diverging diamond interchanges (DDI) is becoming increasingly popular among state transportation departments to improve the flow of vehicle traffic where busy non-freeways intersect with interstates and other freeways....


Old Middle Tennessee State University Dorms Being Demoed to Build New Academic Building

Demolition of Abernathy and Ezell halls on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tenn., began in February, clearing the way for the new School of Concrete and Construction Management slated to open in fall 2022....


Stowers Machinery Named ALLU Group Dealer

ALLU Group Inc. announced Stowers Machinery Corp. , headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., as its newest dealer of the full line of ALLU Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The company has six locations in Tennessee, and provides sales and rental of ALLU's attachments, as well as complete aftermarket service and spare parts, for customers throughout the state....


Federal Funds Will Complete Tennessee's Chickamauga Lock Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will receive nearly $191 million for the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project from funding revised and adopted by Congress. The money will go toward the next phase of work on the lock at the hydroelectric Chickamauga Dam, located on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn....


Hon. William Everette Lewallen Memorial Bridge Gets Replacement

Clinton, Tenn., is getting a new bridge. Rather than replace the existing, aging truss bridge, Mark Nagi, Tennessee Department of Transportation community relations officer of Region 1 in eastern Tennessee, said "replacement was the preferred alternative to a restoration [or] repair for the crossing," in part because this option imposes a less significant impact on the motoring public, but also because a new bridge will enjoy a longer service life than a restored older bridge....






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