Vermont

Barko Hydraulics (Barko) announced the addition of Heavy Machines Inc. (Heavy Machines) as the new Barko forestry equipment dealer of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. As a diversified equipment distributor serving several regions throughout the United States, Heavy Machines has two branch locations in Maine, located in Portland and Skowhegan, to serve customers in the northeastern United States.

When the state of Vermont received the go-ahead to begin discussing the logistics of replacing Bridge 8 on US 2, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) jumped at the opportunity. The historic bridge, which is the state's only vehicular movable bridge, was originally built in 1953 to carry US 2 over Lake Champlain between the towns of North Hero and Grand Isle.

The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recently announced new board of directors leadership. The board was inducted at the association's annual meeting on Jan. 30. A sold out crowd came out to the event to support the new board and celebrate membership growth in the association and a prosperous year for the industry.

The employee-owners of PC Construction announced that the company raised $52,682 for United Way of Northwest Vermont's annual campaign. This year marked PC Construction's 54th annual United Way campaign. In the 1966 inaugural year, the company donated a total of $213 to the organization.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The completion of a 93-mi. rail trail across northern Vermont would help link an ever-expanding network of recreation trails across New England and beyond, advocates said. The effort got a big boost recently when Vermont Republican Gov.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in collaboration with the town of Middlebury, is undertaking a project to replace two nearly 100-year-old rail bridges in the center of Middlebury with a tunnel. Kubricky Construction, Wilton, N.Y., is the lead contractor on the job, which began in 2017, continued through the 2018 and 2019 construction seasons, and will be completed in 2021 with much of the work set to take place in a 10-week period in the summer of 2020.

PC Construction was honored by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont with a Best Builders Award for the University of Vermont STEM Complex project in Burlington, Vt. The award was presented in the Academia, New Construction category for outstanding quality of work and effort.

J.A. McDonald of Lyndon Center, Vt., has completed about half of the reconstruction work on Main Street in Waterbury, a $21 million job that it started in April and is scheduled for completion in June 2021. "It's a two-and-a-half season project, but it is our goal to be substantially complete in the winter of 2020," said Eric Boyden, owner of J.A.

The Federal Highway Administration issued $500,000 in "quick release" Emergency Relief or ER funds to the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on Nov. 20 to help cover the cost of repairing roads damaged by heavy rains, high winds and flooding from a storm that lasted from Oct.

Doosan Infracore North America LLC has expanded its dealer network with the addition of G. Stone Commercial as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment. The company now offers its customers a wide range of Doosan equipment: crawler excavators, log loaders, wheel excavators, material handlers, wheel loaders and mini excavators.

As many Vermont business owners approach retirement, they ask themselves several questions: Who will I pass the business on to? What is a fair price? Where will the financing come from? Will your legacy (your good name) that you have built up over the years continue after the transition? What will happen to your employees when you sell? In the past, many owners had the privilege of transitioning their life's work to one or more of their children, or perhaps a son or daughter-in-law.