Business

ClockSpring|NRI Adds Milliken Infrastructure Solutions to its Portfolio

ClockSpring|NRI has acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, previously a subsidiary of Milliken & Company.

Komatsu

Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 hydraulic excavators. Both EPA Tier 4 Final (T4F)-certified models have SAA6D170E-7 engines with two Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters (KDPF) that do not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) or a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system.

John Deere

Enabled through the JDLink telematics connection, John Deere’s new Connected Support leverages a suite of dealer and factory tools to deliver increased productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs.

New Models Expand Doosan Infracore Mini Excavator Offering

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, is bolstering its mini excavator lineup with the addition of three new models in the 3.5-, 4- and 5-ton classes: DX35-5, DX42-5 and DX50-5.

REMU

REMU, the Finnish company that makes earthmoving products, now offers the third model in its E-Series amphibious excavators, Big Float E15, for 10-15-ton excavators.

Cretex Specialty Products

Scott Shipe joined Cretex Specialty Products, the leading provider of mechanical, internal and external manhole frame-chimney Seals and related manhole rehabilitation products.

Numa

Gregg Hayes joined Thompson, Conn., drilling technology provider Numa as product manager.

McKim & Creed

Heather Denny, strategy and process leader for Wells Global, a company that designs and builds critical power supply systems, joined the board of directors of McKim & Creed Inc., one of the largest engineering and geomatics firms in the U.S. In addition to her career as an executive at corporations, Denny is a tireless volunteer within her Raleigh, N.C., community, serving on numerous boards and holding various leadership positions.

Barbco

Thomas Schmidt joined Barbco Inc, East Canton, Ohio, manufacturer of horizontal earth boring machines, and was soon promoted to the newly created position of operations manager, overseeing Quality Control, Safety, Compliance, Shipping/Receiving, Maintenance, Janitorial, and Marketing departments.

GTI

The GTI Board of Directors elected Quinton Ford as vice president, general counsel and secretary, leading all aspects of GTI’s legal resources and interests.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

William Abbott, P.E., joined Houston-based planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), as director of operations.

Epiroc

Jon Torpy has joined Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC.

BCCK

Don Tyler was appointed director of engineering at BCCK Holding Company, developing a full-capabilities office in The Woodlands for the Midland, Texas-based leader in engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services

CCI & Associates Inc.

Neil Smith joined CCI & Associates Inc., as managing director based in the Houston office, with responsibility for further developing the firm’s engineering and engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) capabilities for specialized projects.

Hyundai

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Correlli Inc., in the Baltimore, Md., area.

Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, was selected by King County, Wash., Wastewater Treatment Division as prime consultant on development of the county’s Clean Water Plan. This four-year effort will chart a path for future water-quality investments and initiatives in the central Puget Sound region.

Doosan Infracore/Doosan Infracore North America LLC

Doosan Infracore has formed a strategic partnership with U.S. big-data unicorn Palantir Technologies for the first time in Korea, as part of the effort to accelerate digital transformation.

SPI Joins VersaFlex Family of Specialty Coatings Companies

Specialty Products Inc. (SPI), a Lakewood, Wash., premier manufacturer of spray-applied polyurea elastomers, polyurethane foams and custom plural component equipment, is now part of the VersaFlex family of companies.

NASSCO Standard Bearers—Tad Powell

NASSCO, now in its 45th year, continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals have contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recognizes those who have not only been critical to the success of NASSCO, but the industry as well.

HDD Contractors Share Successful Approaches to Modern Workforce Challenges

The North American HDD market is booming, and opportunities for growth appear limited only by the size of the industry’s workforce. At a roundtable sponsored by Underground Construction magazine, industry leaders discussed common workforce challenges faced by contractors today and successful approaches to address them.

DCA Supports SkillsUSA for Workforce Development

The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), headquartered in Richardson, Texas, has partnered with SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development.

Vermeer Southeast Celebrates Marietta Grand Opening

Vermeer Southeast celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Marietta, Ga., parts, service and sales facility. A crowd of more than 300 attended the grand opening event on May 3, which featured facility tours, equipment demos, vendor displays, live music and barbeque.

Ellingson Acquires Directed Technologies Drilling

Ellingson, a nationwide specialty trenchless construction contractor focused on providing end-to-end solutions in water and underground infrastructure management, announces the acquisition of Directed Technologies Drilling (DTD), a pioneer in the use of HDD methods to mitigate soil and groundwater contamination and develop clean water supplies.

Granite Acquires Additional Trenchless Rehabilitation Assets and Expertise

Granite Construction Incorporated announced today that it has further strengthened its position in the water and wastewater market by acquiring certain assets of Lametti & Sons, Inc., a Minnesota-based company with expertise in CIPP rehabilitation and trenchless renewal.

New, Right-Sized Vermeer MX300 Mixing System Optimizes Productivity

With a redesigned, slim, rectangular profile tank, the new Vermeer MX300 mixing system is right-sized to help horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors optimize productivity and offers customizable mounting configuration options.

Schonstedt

Schonstedt Instrument Company launched Loki, a multi-frequency locator designed to “sweep” large areas to quickly and easily locate buried assets. It was developed for utilities and construction crews seeking a user-friendly, lower-cost, reliable locator.

Volvo

Volvo Construction Equipment gives contractors and rental companies a new crawler excavator option between its 16- and 22-ton machines. EC200E is a 20-ton-class excavator that offers strong performance and comes without the added features and cost of a larger excavator.

Doosan

Doosan Infracore North America now partners to offer the Trimble LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale as an option on Doosan wheel loaders.

Felling Trailers

With official implementation of Felling Trailers Inc.’s Documented Real Time Torquing Procedure, 100 percent of the company’s safety-critical attachments, couplers, actuators and lug nuts are torqued and documented in real time.

John Deere

A new, low monthly payment lease program is available for customers seeking financial flexibility when acquiring select models of John Deere compact track loaders (317G) and skid steer loaders (314G and 318G).