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Craig Mongeau

Craig Mongeau has been Construction Equipment Guide’s editor in chief for the past 21-plus years.

He directly manages CEG’s Northeast and Southeast editions (which includes New England, Georgia and Alabama state supplements); Superintendent’s Profile; Crane Guide; Northeast and Southeast-based anniversary magazines; and special event publications. He also oversees CEG’s Midwest and Western Editions as well as all CEG website content.

A Hofstra University graduate, Craig began his publishing career as a staff writer for local Southeast Pennsylvania newspapers. He then became an associate editor and book editor of Springhouse Corporation, a Pennsylvania-based medical publishing house and then worked as a managing editor of Rockhill Communications, based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., where he created and managed content for a national Voluntary Hospital Association website.

Originally from Pittsfield, Mass., Craig has lived in North Wales, Pa., for the past 27 years. He has been married to his wife, Hillary, whom he met in college, since 1998 and together, they have two daughters, Jolie and Aubrie.


Doosan Unveils Re-Branding to DEVELON at ConExpo 2023

An exciting rebranding of a familiar and reliable line of construction equipment officially kicked off in mid-January, but the products themselves were formally introduced to the public at the ConExpo-Con/AGG 2023 trade show in Las Vegas the week of March 14-18....


Hunyady to Hold Virtual Auction for McAllister Construction

Everything has a beginning and an end. That also holds true for construction companies that have long been a staple in their regions and are well respected for the service and production they provided....


Pennsylvania Contractor Takes Delivery of First Doosan DD100 Dozer

Ratoskey & Trainor Inc. (R&T), a provider of topsoil, mulch and other products and services to commercial and residential customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, recently staked its claim as the first North American owner of the new Doosan DD100 dozer, the first of Hyundai Doosan Infracore's (HDI) newly created line of dozers....


VIDEO: Schlouch Deploys Big Cat 395 to Massive Project

When a noted Pennsylvania grading and excavation company was faced with working on one of the biggest projects in its history, one that included filling in old strip-mining pits, its best minds convened to decide how to perform the project safely and efficiently....


VIDEO: Pennsylvania County Taps Storm Recovery Pros to Process Ida Debris

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled up the eastern seaboard in the first few days of September, it brought with it heavy rains and flooding, tornadoes and straight-line winds. The result was multi-million dollars of damage and debris from destroyed homes, uprooted trees and broken infrastructure....


Plasterer Equipment's Mike Kernan Readies for Retirement

The mark of a highly successful sales and management professional in the heavy construction equipment industry is not just the number of equipment deals he was involved with in his career, but also the number of customers who want to remain in touch with him after he has retired....


VIDEO: Reconstructing Philly's I-95

Some highway construction projects extend beyond the horizon, with right-of-way and paving crews transforming a whole countryside. In Philadelphia, the major reconstruction of an urban segment of Interstate 95 is measured in linear feet....


DiCicco Celebrates 50 Years Employed With Same Pa. Equipment Dealership

Pat DiCicco of Eagle Power & Equipment in Montgomeryville, Pa., has had a long, successful, distinguished career filled with milestones. In January 2021, he celebrated another one — 50 years working for the same company....


Schlouch Closes Big Deal With Foley Inc. for 627K Scrapers

If you are a land developer, finding a contractor to prepare your building site for construction can be an arduous task, especially if you want a top professional in your market. Among the qualities to look for are experience, a history of excellence, low cost, and an outstanding management — all attributes hard to find in one company....


Morrissey Companies Family Member to Pursue NFL Dream

The construction industry is filled with multi-generational family businesses. James D. Morrissey Inc. , based in Philadelphia, Pa., is among one of the most respected as well as one of the most successful....


Eagle Power & Equipment Names Its New Sales Manager

Eagle Power & Equipment announced that Jim Lutz has been appointed new sales manager effective January 2021. Lutz, who will be taking over for the recently retired Dean Leonetti Sr., began his career at Eagle Power in October 2007 as a sales representative....


Dean Leonetti Retires After Long Career With Eagle Power

After Dean R. Leonetti Sr. graduated from Temple University, he served for six years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Consider that time well spent while he thought about what he wanted to do for his professional life....


Alta Equipment Expands Horizon

Over the past 35 years, Alta Equipment has established itself as one of the country's top construction and industrial equipment dealers. The Michigan-based company has done so by focusing its efforts on providing the best service for its customers in the Midwest....


Shared Values Connect Texas Dealer, NASCAR Team

"In racing, as in construction, you are only as good as the equipment you have under you," said NASCAR legend Joe Nemechek to a gathering of ROMCO Equipment customers during a recent race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway....


Spanning the Towpath Trail

Responsible growth — that's Schaedler Enterprises Inc.'s (SEI) philosophy. The Toledo, Ohio-based contractor's services are in high demand throughout the Northern Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and Eastern Indiana market area served by the company....


Niece Extends Industry Success to NASCAR

Can building trucks translate into being really good at racing trucks?The two skill sets are seemingly mutually exclusive, but not for this Texas man who has not only made a name for himself in the construction industry, but also is making an impressive name in NASCAR racing — in meteoric fashion....


New Company Focuses on Machine Control Like a Laser

Binder Equipment Technology is a relatively new firm that represents the Leica Geosystems product. The company was incorporated in December 2018, but fully went into business effective mid-January. Leica is a more than 150-year-old company that specializes in Swiss-based manufacturing of different types of metrology equipment over various disciplines in the medical field, mining and construction....


McGrew Equipment Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Entrepreneurship is not just about an idea: it's taking that idea and accepting the fact that you're probably going to have to make it happen by yourself at first and all the while practicing what Apple once used as a slogan … Think Different....


Looking for Classic Cars, Memorabilia? Check Out This Sale

Collectibles are a big business these days and if you count yourself among the many who are fanatical about antique equipment, vehicles, toys and more, then you'll want to count yourself in to an Alex Lyon & Son sale Sept....


Looking for Antique Iron? A Lot of It'll Be Up for Sale

If you're looking to add to your collection of antique equipment (or if you're looking to start one), you'll want to set aside some screen time. Aumann Auctions, based in Nokomis, Ill., will be conducting an online-only auction from Aug....


State Line Machine Treats Customers, Friends to History

State Line Machine held an open house June 23, 2019, on the property of the company's founder, Fulton S. Owensby Sr., in Middletown, Del. The company, based in Wilmington, Del., started in 1962 when Fulton J....


Eagle Power & Equipment Takes on Avant Loader Line

Eagle Power & Equipment announced that it is now offering the Avant loader line. The Avant lineup and attachments will be available at all of its locations: Eagle Power & Equipment in Montgomeryville, Pa.; West Chester, Pa.; and New Castle, Del., and at Eagle Power Turf & Tractor in Doylestown, Pa....


Earthborne Inc. Founder, Richard 'Rick' Taylor, Passes Away at Age 68

Richard "Rick" D. Taylor of Ivyland, Pa., died June 6, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 68. Mr. Taylor was a former resident of Horsham before moving to Ivyland in 1985. He was a graduate of Millersville University and he continued his graduate studies at Trenton State University....


Asphalt Care Earns Dynapac Top Ten Dealer Award

Dynapac presented Asphalt Care Equipment a 2018 Top Ten dealer award on June 13 at the dealer's facility in Bensalem, Pa. "Asphalt Care has been a great dealer of ours for a number of years and on an annual basis, we like to acknowledge our dealers across the United States and Canada that do an excellent job representing our products from a total comprehensive view — from small asphalt rollers, large asphalt rollers, pavers, soil compactors and especially with aftermarket and product support," said Brian Bieller, president of Dynapac North America....


ETI Launches Repair Facility to Expand Customer Service

An equipment dealer in northern Colorado is thinking about the entire world. Equipment and Trucks Inc. (ETI) has launched ETI Fluid Power — a hydraulic service and repair business — in Loveland, Colo., and will open a second location soon....


VIDEO: Three Years to Build … Seconds to Fall

A vestige of the height of the U.S. steel industry might came crashing down May 19, 2019, when Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI) imploded the former Bethlehem Steel headquarters, Martin Tower. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel's power and profitability but had stood vacant for a dozen years after America's second-largest steel-maker went out of business....


Old, New Technology Merge to Save Contractor Time, Money

There's the old work cliché when somebody asks their boss, "when do you need this by?" and the answer is "I need it yesterday."Time constraints and deadline are facts of work life and the construction industry is no different....


Former CEG Controller, Tom Weinmann, Dies at Age 69

Thomas H. Weinmann, III, 69, of North Wales, Pa., husband of Theresa L. (nee Donato) Weinmann, passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, at his home. Born Jan. 29, 1949, in Abington, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas H....


Pa.'s Colonial Tree Service Spans States in Time of Need

Colonial Tree Service says it has come a long way since its initial days in Horsham, Pa., in 1995. Today, in 2018, the company also goes a long way to California, to Florida, to Puerto Rico and anywhere else in the United States where the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) needs assistance....


Hoffman Equipment Ramps Up Volvo Presence in Northeast

When Hoffman Equipment's acquisition of Penn-Jersey Machinery became official on Nov. 19, 2018, it was the culmination of the usual back-and-forth business negotiations — maybe it'll happen … maybe it won't....


United Bros. Taps Solid Power of Gorilla Hydraulic Hammer

United Bros. Development Corp. of Jacksonville, Fla., needed another hydraulic hammer — the ultimate question would be which one?Though he had used other hammers by various manufacturers over the years, David Dostie, president of United Bros., decided to try something different after reaching out to his dealer, Great Southern Equipment — a Gorilla hammer....


DVAED Holds Quarterly Meeting at Norris Sales in Conshohocken, Pa.

The Delaware Valley Associated Equipment Distributors (DVAED) held its fall meeting Nov. 1, 2018 at Norris Sales in Conshohocken, Pa. Tim Stevenson, portfolio manager of PennDOT; Daniel Fisher, vice president of government affairs of AED; and Mike Murray, Northeast regional manager of AED, delivered presentations for members during the quarterly meeting....


Antique Caterpillar Machine Owners Club Showcases First Dozer Ever Made

Attendees flocked to the 2018 Antique Caterpillar Machine Owners Club (ACMOC) National Show Oct. 26 through 28 in San Antonio, Texas. The event took place where it all began for Caterpillar at HOLT CAT....


A New HOLT CAT Leadership Team

Today, HOLT CAT is the largest Caterpillar dealer in the United States and a company doesn't get that way without a generation-spanning, forward-looking approach to business. With a backdrop of vintage iron and employees, retired employees and their families celebrating 85 years in business, Peter J....


HOLT CAT Hosts Vintage Iron Parade, Celebrates Milestones

Past, present and future converged Oct. 26 through 28, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. HOLT CAT hosted the 2018 Antique Caterpillar Machine Owners Club (ACMOC) National Show, but that wasn't all — the longtime respected Cat dealer also celebrated its 85th anniversary with an employee event and showcased its recently completed spacious and state-of-art headquarters....


Brubacher Builds Through Trust

It takes a certain level of honesty to purchase a large piece of equipment and say to the salesman as you leave the dealer, "I'm sure you will be back to repossess it. That's an awful lot of money....


What You Need to Know About Geopier Products

GeoConstructors, based in Purcellville, Va., recently installed a total of 236 piers over an 80,000-sq.-ft. area for what will be a four-story parking garage, part of a condominium development in Horsham, Pa., a suburban Philadelphia town....


GeoConstructors Surmounts Soggy Soil for Pier Project

Sometimes a day at the "office" for a contractor can be like working in a rice patty field. Torrential rains can transform predictable, systematic work to a challenging endeavor in the midst of a mud bath....


Western States Equipment Co. Helps Customers Succeed

It's a fact in business — when a company's customers succeed and grow, so do they. Western States Equipment is among the many heavy equipment dealers across the country that thrives when contractors are busy....


Hurricane Michael Recovery: Equipment Suppliers Do Their Part to Help

When Hurricane Michael slammed the Gulf Coast earlier this month, it left an unprecedented trail of destruction that will cost millions of dollars and months, if not years, of effort to repair. In the aftermath of the first Category 4 hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since record keeping began in 1851, equipment dealers faced the twin challenge of supplying dozers and excavators for government cleanup efforts while at the same time recovering from the damage to their own businesses....


Specialty Rentals & Attachments Adds High Rail Excavators With Attachments

Specialty Rentals & Attachments of Hammonton, N.J., recently added to its extensive product lineup by announcing that it will now offer High Rail excavators. These wheeled excavators are able to run on rail lines and use a wide array of attachments, including Fecon mulching heads, as well as grapples, hammers, tampers, shears, magnets, rotating couplers and more....


New House Rises in Nashua, N.H., for Afghanistan War Hero Tom Block

A little more than five years ago in 2013, U.S. Army Sgt. Tom Block, was on his fourth deployment in three years in Afghanistan as a Ranger with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. By this point in his career, he was a seasoned warrior, so when his platoon was directed to apprehend an individual in a village outside of Kandahar, Block was ready to go....


Fifty Years in the Making — I-95 Finally Connects Maine to Florida With Opening of the 'Missing Link'

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, PennDOT, FHWA and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, cut the ceremonial ribbon Sept. 21, 2018, on Stage 1 of the PA Turnpike/I-95 Interchange project....


Former DVAED President John 'Jerry' Fleming Passes Away

John J. “Jerry” Fleming of West Chester, Pa., died Sept. 15, 2018. Mr. Fleming was born May 19, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to Wilmington, Del., at a young age. He was a proud graduate of Salesianum School (1953) and the University of Delaware (1957)....


Harms Construction Buys First MLC100-1 in United States

New Jersey's George Harms Construction is a leading contractor in the Garden State. At the recent Manitowoc Group's Crane Days event in Shady Grove, Pa., the company didn't set out be a leader there, but when Rob Harms, CEO of George Harms Construction, saw a prototype of the new Manitowoc MLC100-1 crawler crane in action, he knew his company needed to purchase one — and as a result, the company became the first in the United States to place an order for the new 110-ton machine....


Venture Drilling Supply Branches Out Following Tragedy

Like all businesses, equipment dealerships face challenges, such as competition, economic and market changes, staffing issues, evolving technological advances and more. Sometimes, though, the challenges are of a more personal nature....


Harms Construction Awaits Early 2019 Delivery of New MLC100-1

New Jersey's George Harms Construction is a leading contractor in the Garden State. At the recent Manitowoc Group's Crane Days event in Shady Grove, Pa., the company didn't set out be a leader there, but when Rob Harms, CEO of George Harms Construction, saw a prototype of the new Manitowoc MLC100-1 crawler crane in action, he knew his company needed to purchase one — and as a result, the company became the first in the United States to place an order for the new 110-ton machine....


Smaller HDD Rod Size Makes All the Difference for Dakota

Bigger is not always better — at least in the case of horizontal directional drills and their rods. When the city of Benbrook, Texas, called on Dakota Utility Contractors Inc. to relocate existing utility lines under Highway 377, Dakota President Aaron Graff knew that the right combination of power and precision would be the key to successfully drilling the 500-ft....


Heathrow Could Become World's Largest Airport

A controversial decision by British lawmakers could pave the way to make London's Heathrow Airport the biggest in the world. Construction of a third runway, which would extend over the country's busiest freeway, was approved in a parliamentary vote that followed decades of debate over how to expand the UK's capacity for air traffic....


Driver Caught Racing Through Construction Zone at 120 mph. — Asks for Warning

Indiana State Police pulled over a driver of an Infiniti Q60 for traveling 120 miles per hour outside of Indianapolis — the posted speed limit is 60 mph. What's worse is that Indiana State Police trooper Nick Klingkammer spotted the silver Infiniti Q60 barrelling along at 120 mph through a construction zone on I-69 near Fishers, Ind., where construction crews were working; redirected lanes there also warranted a reduced speed limit....


Crews Demolish Hotel Where FBI Took Down Local Mob Bosses

A Kansas City, Mo., hotel where the FBI took down two KC mob bosses and 10 other mafia associates was razed the morning of June 24, 2018. Closed in 2016, the former Park Place Hotel near Front Street and I-435 came tumbling down with the help of 500 lbs....


Philly City Council Passes Construction Tax

The Philadelphia City Council voted June 21, 2018, to implement a new tax on construction projects designed to raise money for affordable housing. The tax passed by the council 9-8 is expected to generate approximately $22 million in revenues; the measure, however, is not without its detractors....


BridgePoint Civil Completes Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center

Over the past two years, BridgePoint Civil, a turnkey site development company based in Goldsboro, N.C., has been putting its stamp on its service area, which spans from the Outer Banks West to Chapel Hill, N.C....


Industry Icon Joseph Martosella Sr. Dies at Age 87

Joseph M. Martosella Sr. died on June 17, 2018. He was 87 years old. Born Nov. 29, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Martosella graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1948; LaSalle College (night program) with a bachelor of science in 1953; the Temple University School of Law (night program) in 1965, top of the class; and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1966....


Newbury Contractor Pursues Dream of Working Outside

GCS Group Services Inc. in Newbury, Mass., focuses on high-quality services dealing with landscape, landscape design, construction and stone management for New England. The company has been in business for nine years....


Oil Fields Drive West Texas Dealership Beard Equipment

In a notoriously up and down, cyclical industry, you better be good at what you do and you better have a good business plan. Beard Equipment, like every other business in the oil-rich areas of West Texas, rides the roller coaster that is the oil market....


New York's Monroe Tractor Makes Its Presence Felt in New England

When Monroe Tractor announced that it had purchased Case of New England in July 2017, many New England contractors might not have heard of the distinguished New York State dealer. But Case Construction Equipment and Monroe's New York customers knew and it was only a matter of time before the strong reputation Monroe Tractor has earned over its 67 year history would soon be recognized in New England....


Geiger Excavating Exchanges Skepticism for Enthusiasm

Steve Geiger of Geiger Excavating Inc. has learned quite a bit about running a successful recycling operation since purchasing his first landfill in 1988 as his entrée into real estate investments — and among the many lessons he learned back then that holds true today is that it's best not to judge a book by its cover....


Mecalac Showcases Innovative Product Line at Intermat

Held on the home turf of Mecalac in France, Intermat 2018 drew hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world to Paris. But just because this show was in Mecalac's home country of France does not negate the fact that Mecalac is moving quickly with is globalization strategy to have its machines available worldwide....


Efforts to Find Missing Worker Continues In Phoenix

Workers have removed more than 50 tons of dirt from the site of a collapsed drilling rig in Phoenix as they try to locate a missing construction worker who is feared dead, azcentral.com reported. Phoenix Fire Department officials said the drill-rig operator was on the rig when it fell on its side May 21, 2018, during construction for the Sky Train guideway system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport....


Rock & Recycling Equipment Hosts Monthly CEMA Meeting

Rock & Recycling Equipment hosted the monthly Construction Equipment Maintenance Association (CEMA) meeting April 25 in Sutton, Mass. CEMA members consist of heavy equipment owners, operators and technicians that meet once a month to share relevant industry knowledge....


Crews Discover Intriguing Artifacts During Reconstruction Project

Contractors unearthed historical artifacts while working on Birmingham, Ala.'s $7 million Old Woodward reconstruction project, which when finished, will replace the city's underground infrastructure and enhance the above-ground streetscape....


Hammers, Etc. Sees Enormous Growth, Success

Sometimes success in business comes after many years; other times it can happen quickly. Alejandro Miranda is definitely in the latter category — in just two short years, he has made a highly successful name for himself and his business, Hammers, Etc....


Search Continues for Missing Construction Worker

A search continues for a missing construction worker after a drilling rig toppled onto its side at a construction site at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Officials were still attempting to clear the collapsed equipment late May 21, 2018, and ceased operations around 11:45 p.m....


Mudslides Threaten Lodge, Force Road Closures

A combination of fire and rain has contributed to two massive mudslides May 21, 2018, that forced closure of U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake just north of the Nevada-California borderThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) said Monday's mudslide is 100 ft....


Heavy Rain, Erosion Woes Halt Mountain Valley Pipeline

Virginia regulators halted construction of part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline because of torrential rain until proper erosion control measures are established. Crews were cutting trees and clearing land along the natural gas pipeline's right of way in Franklin County when heavy rains May 18 and 19 swept away much of the soil they had unearthed, according to The Roanoke TimesBoth lanes of nearby Cahas Mountain Road were covered by up to eight inches of mud....


Border Wall Reinforcement Under Way

This past January, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded Barnard Construction of Bozeman, Mont., a contract to replace existing vehicular barriers along a 20-mile stretch with a border wall, located just west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico and extending westward....


Fleet Intelligence Brings Data Together in One Location

Work your equipment …. Work your data, too. That's exactly the way Scottsdale, Ariz., based Foresight Intelligence sees it. Founded in 2010, the company started out as a business software company — a few years later, by “accident,” said Foresight founder and CEO Dale Hanna, the company decided to apply its software expertise to heavy equipment telematics....


Texas-Based Dealers, Manufacturers Discuss Surmounting Hurricane Harvey

Texans are tough. As Hurricane Harvey slowly spun toward southeastern Texas, its residents and businesses, particularly those in the Corpus Christi and Houston areas, hunkered down, poised to brace against the storm that would make landfall on Aug....


Jeff Martin Auctioneers to Join Florida Auctions Fray

A familiar name will be arriving on a new stage as Jeff Martin Auctioneers will be entering the Florida Auctions arena in 2018. Jeff Martin Auctioneers, based in Brooklyn, Miss., has leased property in Kissimmee, Fla., and will be among four auctioneers participating in the annual late January, early February event....


CEG Exclusive: Ritchie's IronPlanet Acquisition Enters Home Stretch

When Ritchie Bros. recently received unconditional antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for its IronPlanet acquisition, an exclamation mark was symbolically placed on the end of a process to acquire the leading online auctioneer that started in late summer 2016....


China's Sunward Equipment Arrives in North America

A major heavy equipment manufacturer based in China is looking to expand westward to the United States — with help from a dealer in Utah. Sunward Equipment Group, based in Changsha City, China, had been considering establishing a presence in the United States for several years, but momentum for the expansion picked up in 2015, when it began talking with Pacific Tri-Star of Ogden, Utah....


Aquatic Resource Reclaims 300-Acre Sand, Gravel Mine

Aquatic Resource Restoration Company (ARRC), of Seven Valleys, PA, is changing the landscape in Maryland — literally. Founded in 2001, the company performs restoration design and construction for many different types of water resource projects....


EESSCO, Sandvik Solve Bill Willard’s Crushing Dilemma

Employing a textbook case of the cliche “give and take,” a western Massachusetts business recently solved a serious production problem and has been reaping the rewards of its ingenuity ever since. Bill Willard Inc., an aggregate producer, located in Florence, which is northwest of Springfield and is situated on the eastern cusp of the Berkshire mountains, has a 200-acre sand and gravel pit on the edge of town....


L.B. Smith Delivers First Volvo BL 70 to Renda Roads

Ernesto Renda, owner and president of Renda Roads, said that he always likes to try new things. Recently he was spotted trying something new again. During ConExpo/ConAGG 2002, Renda Roads, a paving and milling contractor based in Whitehouse, NJ, placed the first signed order for the new Volvo BL 70 backhoe loader....


… as El Wingador Prepares to Demo Prowess

It’s almost showtime! With just two weeks to go until the Philadelphia Construction Expo IV invades the Fort Washington Expo Center with armies of heavy equipment and a brigade of dealers, it’s time to announce the celebrity guest for the two-day event on March 11 and 12: (Drum roll, please.) Weighing in at 300 lbs....


Jersey’s T.C.M. Cleans Up With Its Schwarze M6000

It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it and in southeastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey that would be T.C.M. Sweeping. The Bordentown, NJ-company, founded in 1979 by the father and son team of Leo and Joe Glassmire, has become the Delaware Valley’s premier sweeping business, experiencing meteoric growth since its sole mission of providing maintenance and renovation work for shopping centers....


Geppert Bros. Razes Housing Project in West Philly

Just as the dust and debris were settling after the implosion of the Mill Creek Housing Project in West Philadelphia, so were the hopes rising for neighborhood residents that new housing would bring a better standard of living to the area of 46th St....


NY’s Liftech Construction Takes on the Full JCB Line

JCB recently appointed Liftech Construction Equipment as its dealer for all of upstate New York. With locations in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, Liftech is poised to meet the needs of all upstate New York present and future JCB customers....


Kawasaki Loaders Move, Groove for Lexington Mill

When Kepley-Frank Hardwoods Co. Inc. decided to purchase a wheel loader for its sawmill operations, the company wasn’t looking for something “run-of-the-mill;” the Lexington, NC-based business needed a rugged machine that would help it move thousands of pounds of timber, bark and mulch daily with little downtime. According to Jimmy Kepley, owner and president of the 42-year-old sawmill and wholesale lumber company, he tried out all the major manufacturers of wheel loaders, but one machine impressed him the most: a Kawasaki 80Z IV. “The hydraulic system really stood out and it’s extremely operator-friendly,” said Kepley....


Sewer Plant Neighbors Rejoice Over Allied Hammer

How do you quadruple the capacity of a sewage treatment plant that’s nestled in the midst of high-priced suburban Philadelphia homes? Very quietly. Montgomery Township, in Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia, has experienced meteoric development over the past 10 years and the need to expand its sewage treatment facility has become vital....


Sandvik Crusher Saves Day for Westport Sand & Stone

It’s hard to say goodbye, but Westport Sand & Stone recently had no choice when it bid farewell to its old Allis- Chalmers cone crusher. Founded in 1970, Westport Sand & Stone is a heavy highway, concrete, asphalt and aggregate contractor in Westport, MA, and a major supplier to Cardi Corporation, which is based in Warwick, RI. The company’s Allis-Chalmers crusher, which had been in continuous operation since Westport’s plant opened in 1970, had a major failure and its replacement cost would have exceeded the cone’s actual value. Keith Cloutier, plant superintendent of Westport Sand & Stone, immediately called Dick Vining, of EESSCO, based in Norwell, MA, to find out what his options were. “EESSCO worked very hard with us to make appropriate estimates on the repairs of our old crusher, and showed us that it would be to our advantage, particularly with increased levels of production to not spend the money to repair the old crusher, but to make an upgrade,” said Cloutier. “We had had a long and continuous operation for many years with the people at EESSCO, and we knew that the information and advice we received from Dick Vining, their sales manager, had a lot of credibility....


NJ’s Foley Express Hydraulics Puts Focus on PM

If you knew that you’d be getting a headache in the next 30 minutes, you’d take an aspirin before then … right? Well, if you could prevent the cylinders or hydraulic components on your heavy equipment from failing, causing you an expensive headache, you’d do it … right? Foley Express Hydraulics, based in Piscataway, NJ, opened this past January, and offers contractors throughout the Garden State the opportunity to avoid costly machine downtime by providing hydraulics preventative maintenance. Although Foley has been repairing cylinders and hydraulic components since its inception in 1957, the company officially created Foley Express Hydraulics in March 2001. Foley Express Hydraulics offers a variety of services for all makes and models of equipment including free pickup of broken cylinders and delivery of new ones....


Stronger, Faster 95ZVs Prove Rock-Solid for NY Quarries

When Kawasaki recently unveiled its new 95ZV loader, two central New York aggregate producers were quick to be the first on their block to own one. W.F. Saunders and Son Inc., of Marcellus, NY, recently purchased a Kawasaki 95ZV from Tracey Road Equipment. Michael Burt, site superintendent of Saunders, said his company purchased the Kawasaki loaders because of the machine’s “tremendous up-time.” “We owned our previous Kawasaki 95ZIV for about six years and we experienced no major breakdowns, no serious downtime and tremendous support from Tracey Road....


Volvos Prove Par for the Course in Essex Junction, VT

In Essex Junction, VT, the Links at Lang Farm, an executive golf course, recently unveiled its greens. And though the course is designed for a quick 18 holes of golf, players will be tempted to slow down and smell the roses....


Morrissey Trusts Wirtgen W2200 to Smooth Out Tough Jobs

When a successful contractor, such as James D. Morrissey, purchases a piece of equipment, it must be the best. Such was the case recently when the Philadelphia, PA-based contractor used its new Wirtgen W2200 on a milling project at the city’s Northeast Airport....


Alban Takes Truck Chassis Inspection to the Job Site

Soon, getting that annual truck chassis inspection should be less of a chore, as Alban Engine Power Systems brings its vehicle inspection system (VIS) right to your door. Six months ago, Baltimore based Alban, purchased a machine from Vehicle Inspection Systems Ltd., an Australia-based company whose North American headquarters is in Louisville, KY....


Lindley Brothers Feels at Home on Residential Jobs With Its LeeBoy 8500

Whether it’s the far eastern shores of the Hamptons on Long Island or the busy inner-city streets of the Bronx, Lindley Brothers Asphalt Paving Inc. meets the paving needs of island and city customers alike....


Bronx County Recycling Revels in NY’s Finest Debris

Just a mammoth clout away from Yankee Stadium lies Bronx County Recycling, a clean fill transfer station that receives much of New York’s finest rock, dirt, concrete (with some rebar mixed in), chunks of sidewalk and a slew of other building materials....


Nutmeg Screens Multiple Material With Metso’s SW-351

Nutmeg Gravel and Excavating Inc., a 16-year-old company based in Windham, CT, specializes in producing gravel and loam, but it also does material trucking, excavation, on-site recycling and site work, which includes residential, commercial and subdivisions....


Sergi Employs Kobelcos on Challenging Pipe Job in Albion, NY

The hamlet of Albion, nestled between Rochester and Buffalo in western New York, has a population that tops out at about 5,500. The village, however, is the Orleans county seat, containing the region’s sheriff’s office, motor vehicles department, courthouse and sundry other governmental amenities....


PA’s Kenco Thrives on Making Contractors’ Jobs Easier

It has been said that just one good idea when supplemented with hard work, dedication and unrelenting belief can be the proverbial secret to success in business. Kenco Corporation is one those shining success stories....


Callanan Industries, Anderson Equipment Form Solid Bond

Callanan Industries is something like the “rock” of New York State. The company, founded in 1883 by Peter Callanan in South Bethlehem, NY, is a major supplier of paving materials and construction services in the Empire State, providing a complete range of aggregates, asphalt paving and ready-mix concrete products to state, federal, municipal, commercial and private customers....


Biondi Lays Down the Law With Upstate NY Jail Job

The people in upstate New York who have trouble obeying the law will soon have a new place in which to reside. For nine days in early December, Biondi Rigging has assisted in building the new Washington County jail in Hudson Falls, NY....


Modern Group Presents Technology,Safety Training at Bristol, PA Branch

The old adage “better safe than sorry” is timeless, especially in today’s litigious society. Just one accident, one mistake on a job site can cost a contractor thousands to millions of dollars and possibly put him or her out of business....


Teamwork Provides Depth of Experience for Maine Quarry

To laypeople, a quarry may seem like just a big hole in the ground. But the professionals who plan, design, build and operate a quarry know that it requires a deep understanding of economics, production, the demands of the regions it will serve, and the equipment that will make it all happen....


Mt. Hope Makes Paving History at Newark Airport

Paving history was made recently at New Jersey’s Newark Airport. On Friday morning at 7 a.m., June 15, with temperatures inching toward the high 80s already, Mt. Hope Rock Products, a division of Tilcon, was charged with the duty of paving a 4,800 ft....



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