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Caterpillar Celebrates Women in Construction with Operator Skills Tests, Peer Networking, Industry Updates

CLAYTON, NC — Dubuque, Iowa’s Kait Burds took home top honors at Caterpillar’s first Women in Construction Celebration in Clayton, North Carolina. Burds successfully demonstrated her advanced machine operator skills by maneuvering difficult work site challenges in record time with extreme precision.

Burds was one of 18 women — …

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Linder Hosts Open Houses for Two New Locations in North Carolina

GREENSBORO, NC — Linder Industrial Machinery recently held open houses for its two newest branches in Greensboro and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Linder has a total of 18 branches, seven in North Carolina, four in South Carolina, and the remainder in Florida.

The Greensboro facility was built to support the northern …

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Turner Tops Out the Shady Grove Medical Center Project in Rockville, Maryland

ROCKVILLE, MD — Turner Construction Company celebrates the topping out of a new patient tower for Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.

The seven-story patient tower, when complete, will provide patient bed capacity for the existing campus. The project includes significant infrastructure relocation and a new access road around …

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Clemson Women’s Sports Program Expansion Celebrates Grand Opening

CLEMSON, SC — Clemson University’s new women’s sports facilities are ready for action. General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie led construction on the new and upgraded facilities for the university’s lacrosse, gymnastics, and rowing teams. Clemson’s women’s sports program expansion is the largest recent expansion of women’s sports in the nation. …

Balfour Beatty Tops Out Air Force Communications Center at Joint Base Andrews

CAMP SPRINGS, MD — Balfour Beatty celebrates the topping out of the $57.8 million Air Force Consolidated Communication Center (CCC) at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland. A topping out ceremony was held to commemorate the milestone, which signifies significant progress toward the delivery of Naval Facilities Engineering Systems …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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Balfour Beatty, North Carolina DOT Celebrate Opening of New Harkers Island Bridge Ahead of Schedule

BEAUFORT, NC — Balfour Beatty recently celebrated the grand opening of North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Harkers Island Bridge during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Balfour Beatty teammates joined NCDOT staff, community members, and state and local officials to celebrate the bridge’s official opening, which was completed about a …

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U.S. Navy Breaks Ground on New Training Center in Danville, Virginia

DANVILLE, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the groundbreaking of a new regional training center for the U.S. Navy in Danville, Virginia. Estimated to open in 2025, the facility is under construction on the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s campus. Dewberry is providing architecture …

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Hensel Phelps, Metro, and Virginia Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New WMATA Virginia Headquarters

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Hensel Phelps, Metro, and Virginia officials recently celebrated the grand opening of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Virginia Headquarters building in Alexandria, Virginia. The 430,000-square-foot, 14-story office building will serve 1,400 WMATA employees.

Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke, Metro Board …

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Fuse at Mason Square Reaches Major Construction Milestone

ARLINGTON, VA — George Mason University, development consortium Mason Innovation Partners, and contractor Clark Construction Group recently brought together university researchers, faculty, staff, industry leaders, and project partners to commemorate the achievement of a major construction milestone — the building’s structural topping out. The day-long celebration began with an …

Jacobs Joins FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies $2B Holly Springs Site Unveiling Ceremony

HOLLY SPRINGS, NC — The site poised to be the largest cell culture contract manufacturing facility in North America is one step closer to completion, and to developing life-changing medicines and therapies for patients that need them. Jacobs and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies recently held a ceremony marking a key milestone …

Volvo Roadbuilder
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Richmond Machinery & Equipment
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Griffin Electric Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Company-Wide Outings and Raffle

CHARLOTTE, NC — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) commemorated its 45th anniversary by hosting a company-wide raffle for its team. The grand prize was a 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4, and the winner was a long-time employee.

Employees received …

Clark Construction Group Hosts Event to Support Baltimore Small Business Community

BALTIMORE, MD — Clark Construction Group recently hosted its Baltimore Small & Diverse Business Expo (SDBX) at the Baltimore Convention Center. In addition to connecting more than 400 small and diverse businesses with Clark leaders and other contractors, SDBX featured a day of programming including informational sessions on how to …

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Regional Investments Drive Growth for Burns & McDonnell in Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and construction firm, recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting for its regional office in the Whitehall Corporate Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ceremony and exclusive open house commemorated the rapid growth of the Charlotte team, now at 40 employee-owners with room …

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ARA Participates in the Celebration of Construction on the National Mall Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Rental Association (ARA) highlighted the role of rental at the Celebration of Construction on the National Mall event in Washington, D.C. The ARA was one of 17 partnering organizations that joined forces to tell the construction industry story.

In partnership with the Association of Equipment …

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Students Shine During West Virginia DOT Bridge Design and Build Contest

CHARLESTON, WV — Students in West Virginia middle and high schools recently competed in the 2023 West Virginia Bridge Design and Build Contest. The event, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) for over 20 years, was hosted at WVU Institute of Technology Campus in Beckley. There were …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Dobbs Equipment
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Griffin Electric Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — The U.S. Department of Labor recently held its annual National Apprenticeship Week, with Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrating the event by recognizing the men and women who teach or are enrolled in the company’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program. An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the …

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G.I.R.L. Construction Experience Teaches Girls Real-Life Construction Concepts, Aims to Increase Women’s Representation in the Industry

Through a partnership between the Branch Group and the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline, girls between the ages of 5 and 18 recently had the opportunity to learn and experience real-life construction concepts at the first inaugural G.I.R.L (Girls in Real Life) Construction Experience. The free event was hosted at …

Curry Supply Co. Attends, Provides Recap of CAT UEM Conference

HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA — The Curry Supply Co. team recently attended the CAT UEM conference. Curry Supply's Off Road Sales Manager Tom Schnakenberg and Regional Sales Manager Stephen Nelson represented the company at the conference. The event offered networking opportunities and the chance to reconnect, build new relationships, and discuss industry …

USGBC National Capital Region Celebrates Project and Leader Awards

WASHINGTON D.C. — After two years online, USGBC National Capital Region recently returned for an in-person A Midsummer Night’s Green celebration at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Industry leaders and sustainability advocates from across the region gathered to honor the recipients of the 2022 Community Leader Awards, which recognize …

New Health Care Building at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Tops Out

BETHESDA, MD — The Clark Construction team delivering the P-114 Medical Center Addition and Alteration at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, reached a significant milestone with the completion of structural concrete on the medical campus’s new 575,000-square-foot health care facility (Building C).

Members of the Clark …

Topcon Construction Products
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Balfour Beatty Joint Venture Celebrates Grand Opening of North Carolina Central University’s $55.4M Student Center

DURHAM, NC — Balfour Beatty, in joint venture with Holt Brothers and Structure Building Company, formally celebrated the grand opening of North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Student Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor of NCCU, NCCU Board of Trustees, and community partners. …

Demo Day Allows Construction Industry to Showcase Underground Safety Equipment, Practices

HYATTSVILLE, MD — The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) recently participated in a multi-industry event that showcased underground construction safety equipment and practices for some representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The event, referred to by industry reps as OSHA Demo Day, was hosted by the Association of …

Customer Day at Liebherr: Expanded Operations, Expanded Solutions

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr USA, Co. hosted visitors from across the globe at their first Customer Day. The company highlighted and demonstrated a diverse range of products across all 10 segments including earthmoving, material handling technology, deep foundation machines, tower cranes, mining, mobile and crawler cranes, maritime cranes, concrete …

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Opportunity for Change

During the week of March 6-12, 2022, the industry recognizes and celebrates Women in Construction Week (WIC Week). The first WIC Week was proclaimed in honor of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in September 1960 by Amarillo, Texas, Mayor A.F. Madison. As an international association, NAWIC leadership …