United Rentals

Massana Construction Inc. will be finishing a $4.9 million safety upgrade project for the Texas Department of Transportation in the city of Amarillo on August 5. The initiative is installing four miles of cable barrier on I-40, an east-west interstate on the south side of the city; five miles of cable barrier, four miles of new guardrail and 220 ft.

The Power of Foam is a complete foam cleaning system compatible with EPA-approved disinfectants to combat the transmission of COVID-19. The Power of Foam is a product of Dakota AG Innovations available through JLG and proven by United Rentals. According to the company, "keeping a fleet clean, degreased and sanitary is more important than ever and the Power of Foam simplifies that process, just foam it on and rinse it off." "This is the best way we found to help protect our rental customers and staff from COVID-19," said Chris Risnes, service manager of United Rentals, as he explained how the company is doing its part to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

Historic and famed Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles — the third oldest Major League Baseball ballpark in the country and home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, — is undergoing a major upgrade for the 2020 season, and is slated to host the league's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

The Illinois Tollway's $4 billion reconstruction of the 22-mi.-long Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street will provide congestion relief and reconstruct aging bridges and other infrastructure to meet current and future traffic demands, while also addressing regional transportation needs in the western Chicago area.

The American Cancer Society held its annual Construction vs Cancer 2020 event on the grounds of Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 29, 2020. More than 2,500 invited guests attended this unique fundraising event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Northern Construction Service LLC (NCS) is 13 months into the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) $21.4-million project to demolish and reconstruct the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge and associated roadway, traffic signal and pedestrian improvements in Agawam and West Springfield, an initiative to replace aging infrastructure in the state.

Construction equipment manufacturer, JCB, was recently recognized by United Rentals Inc. as its 2019 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes JCB for outstanding value, timely delivery, product support, training and procurement excellence. "Winning the coveted United Rentals Supplier of the Year award is a great honor for JCB and high praise from a vitally important customer we've been proud to partner with for more than 20 years," said Andrea Whelan, vice president of direct sales at JCB.

Dunedin, Fla., has been the Spring Training home of the Toronto Blue Jays since 1977, and the bond between the city and team was renewed on April 23 when construction began on the $102 million ($96.6 million in construction costs) renovation of the stadium where the Jays play their Grapefruit League games.

A major challenge facing companies in today's construction industry is how to deal with rising equipment and rental costs. One key component to this is whether to buy a piece of equipment or rent it, said Gregg Christensen, vice president, nationals account, United Rentals.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is investing $58.9 million to demolish the two Causton Bluff Bridges built in 1963 over the Wilmington River (Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway) along Islands Expressway (CR 787) in Chatham County. The new bridges to take their place tower 90 ft.

The city of Akron is investing $12.8 million to reconstruct a 1.5-mi. section of Romig Road, a north-south four-lane, concrete paved artery, from Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron to Central Avenue in Barberton, close to I-76. The road, built 45 years ago, is the main thoroughfare in the Rolling Acres Shopping District and is used by many residents in the nearby Akron neighborhoods of West Akron, Lane-Wooster, Kenmore and residents of the city of Barbeton.