Business

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's 20-ton-class EC200E offers strong performance without the added features and cost of a larger excavator.

Doosan

Doosan 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).

Construction MediCamp

Sam Sebo is the new business development manager at Construction MediCamp, a nationwide medical management group that provides temporary job-site medical clinics and ancillary services to energy and construction-related companies.

LAN

Patrick Acker, P.E., joined planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager.

GTI

Michael Rutkowski joined GTI as senior vice president, Research & Technology Development, responsible for the breadth of GTI activities including unconventional supply, energy conversion, natural gas delivery, and end use, with offerings at every phase of the technology development cycle.

McMillen Jacobs

Mark Dempf, P.E., ENV SP, is a new principal and vice president in the Construction Management practice, New York office, of environmental, engineering, and construction company McMillen Jacobs.

Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment appointed Scott Young to be vice president uptime and customer support, based in Shippensburg, Penn., effective June 1.

General Equipment Company

Greg Kunderman has joined General Equipment Company, manufacturers of extreme-duty, light construction equipment, as national sales manager.

BOND

Kim Silvestri, project executive at BOND, the Boston-based manager of many of the Northeast’s most complex construction projects, received the Building Women in Construction (BWIC) Mentor of the Year (2019) Award.