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Following its successful market launch, cold milling machine specialist Wirtgen is rounding out its new generation of large milling machines at the ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. The W 250 Fi and W 220 Fi will make their world premiere at the show. The two W 210 Fi and W 207 Fi large milling machines as well as the W 380 CRi cold recycler, exhibited together as a recycling train, will make their North American debut.

At World of Concrete 2020, Wirtgen Group will show an inset concrete paving train, consisting of two new machines being introduced to the world at the show: the WPS 62i placer/spreader, and SP 124i slipform paver, plus the TCM 180i texture curing machine.

"Innovation. Performance. Partners." The Wirtgen Group's trade show booth in Las Vegas will feature all three, including more than 30 machines on display. In addition, 10 new machines will be unveiled for the first time at the trade show, highlighting the strength of the group of companies.

Against a watery backdrop, crews in Henderson County, Tex., continue making progress on the State Highway 334 Bridge project. The more than $40 million effort includes the construction of new westbound bridges, upgrades to the existing bridges for eastbound traffic and widening of the two-lane island section connecting to two lake crossings to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left turn lane.

The Brandt Group of Companies has made a major product-line announcement. Effective Dec. 1, 2019, they have been named the Canada-wide dealer for the full range of aggregate and road construction and maintenance products from the Wirtgen Group. The Wirtgen Group supplies the road construction machinery sector, incorporating Wirtgen milling, paving and soil stabilization products, Vögele paving equipment, Hamm compaction equipment and Kleemann aggregate crushing and screening equipment.

Cutting technology is one of the essential core competencies in the development and production of cold milling machines, given that the optimum interplay of milling drum, toolholder and point-attack cutting tool is crucial for a perfect milling result.

Interstate 5 in northern California's Siskiyou County busily hums, clanks, bangs and whirrs as work crews run big equipment and off-road vehicles in Phase II of a $57 million rehab project that runs from Mount Shasta to Dunsmuir. The activity merges machine efficiencies, modern technology and worker expertise and craftsmanship centered around maintaining the region's important transportation corridor that sees 20,000 to 30,000 car, truck and big rig use on a daily basis.

The Nortrax locations in Pembroke, N.H., and Springfield, Vt., will become distributors of Wirtgen Group products. These locations will have responsibility for servicing and supporting Wirtgen Group customers for the entire state of New Hampshire and the eastern counties of Vermont.

Richard Carron has long been a proud veteran of the United States Army. The owner and president of Valley Paving Inc. in Shakopee, Minn., southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Carron served his country in the late 1960s during the Vietnam War. In 2019, his full-service paving and road construction company is celebrating 40 years in business as a veteran-owned establishment.

Chip and Andy Shropshire share a 70-year family history in the construction industry that began when the brothers' grandfather, George Shropshire Sr., started mining marble and ochre in Georgia. With less than a handful of employees, the business that is today known as Bartow Paving Company, provided raw material for local construction projects during the 1950s and 60s.

It might be hard to believe, but veteran paving contractors do have tales of adventure attached to most of the road projects they have worked on. How could they not? Over the past century, paving contractors have created millions of miles of paved roads and surfaces in the United States.