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Caldwell Becomes Takeuchi's Southeast Regional Product Manager

ATLANTA, GA — David Caldwell, formerly Takeuchi’s National Product Manager, has transitioned to become the manufacturer’s new Southeast Regional Product Manager.

In his new role, Caldwell will be responsible for all dealer and national rental account support activity within a multi-state area spanning Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. …

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BOMAG Americas Announces Nittinger as Director of North American Sales for the Western Region and Canada

BATON ROUGE, LA — BOMAG Americas announces that Bill Nittinger has joined the sales team as the Director of Dealer Channel Sales for the western region and Canada. The western region covers the following states: Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, …

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Jacobsmeyer Joins Takeuchi as Central Midwest Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Jacobsmeyer as its new Central Midwest Regional Business Manager. Jacobsmeyer’s duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting in the Central Midwest region, which encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South …

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Neel-Schaffer Names Castleberry Biloxi Engineer Manager

BILOXI, MS — Neel-Schaffer welcomes Kelly Castleberry, PE, as the new Engineer Manager of the Biloxi office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Castleberry joins the company following a 28-year career with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), bringing a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the team.

Since 1996, …

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Braband Joins HNTB as Central Region Sales Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Libby Braband joins HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, as Central Region Sales Officer and Vice President. She will drive an increased focus on clients’ infrastructure needs and successful project development, aiming to maximize growth within HNTB’s Great Lakes Division and Central Division, encompassing an expansive …

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Mississippi DOT Announces District 6 and 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 6 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg and for District 7 at the district office in McComb.

“The annual Roadeo helps MDOT workers hone their skills and gain recognition for …

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Prater Joins Neel-Schaffer as Water Resources Project Manager

JACKSON, MS — Hannah Prater, PE, joins Neel-Schaffer as a Water Resources Project Manager, based in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi, office.

Prater has nine years of experience, including one with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Her background includes engineering design and management for projects involving urban and rural …

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WTS Arkansas Honors Cochran and Cerrato with Awards at Annual Gala

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Garver’s Business Process Improvement Manager Jenny Cochran received the President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership, and Client Services Team Leader Sasha Cerrato was named Promoter of the Year at WTS Arkansas’ annual gala in Little Rock.

Cochran started the WTS Arkansas Chapter in 2018 with …

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Braun Intertec Corporation Announces Transition of Executive Leadership

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Jon Carlson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Braun Intertec, announces he is stepping down after a 35-year career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Carlson's career started as an Environmental Technician at Braun Intertec in 1988, being steadily promoted to President in …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Kelly Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting. Shuffield will be responsible for the strategic oversight of all crane support operations throughout KSM’s territory. Offering sales, rentals, parts, and service, the heavy equipment distributor is an …

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Louisiana Governor Appoints Fisher-Cormier as DOTD Commissioner, Office of Multimodal Commerce

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that Gov. Jeff Landry has appointed Julia Fisher-Cormier as Commissioner of the Office of Multimodal Commerce (OMC). Formed in 2016, the office is within DOTD and is tasked with improving Louisiana’s focus on multimodal transportation. Fisher-Cormier replaces …

Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Transportation Cabinet Changes, Awards $108M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the recent Oklahoma Attorney General opinion regarding Transportation Cabinet changes, approval to install additional traffic cameras in the metros, a resurfacing project in Tulsa, and two projects in Lawton.

Executive Director Tim Gatz …

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Mississippi DOT Names New Division Directors

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the promotions of several new Division Directors within the agency. These promotions come on the heels of several staff changes and organizational restructuring as part of the agency’s continued focus on efficiency. Jessica Dilley, PE, will serve as Director …

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Simmons Named Mississippi Transportation Commission Chairman

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission names Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, as Chairman.

“It is such an honor to be elected Chairman of the Mississippi Transportation Commission at this pivotal time in our state’s transportation history,” Simmons said. “I look forward to ensuring this commission continues …

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Oklahoma DOT Announces New Leaders for Two Field Districts and GIS Division

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces new leaders for its Northwest and Northeast Oklahoma field districts and its Geospatial Data Management Division.

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Jon Logan has been selected as District Engineer for ODOT’s District 6. Logan will oversee the highway maintenance and …
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Jackson Joins HNTB as Central Division Government Relations Director

DALLAS, TX — Sarah Jackson joins HNTB Corporation as Government Relations Director for the firm’s Central Division. She brings more than 17 years of experience in federal, state, and local government, management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning.

Jackson will direct the firm’s government relations activities for Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, …

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Howington Wins WTS Mississippi Member of the Year Award

JACKSON, MS — Garver Transportation Project Engineer Michelle Howington has only been a member of the WTS Mississippi chapter for a year, but she has already been named its 2023 Member of the Year.

Howington is the chapter’s Communications Chair, and in this role she has spread the word about …

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Willis Named Director of the Restructured Office of Intermodal Planning and Highway Operations

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the promotion of Assistant Chief Engineer - Operations Jim Willis to the position of Director of the newly formed Office of Intermodal Planning and Highway Operations. The restructuring of the Intermodal Planning and Highway Safety divisions comes as Charles Carr …

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Mississippi DOT Names New District 3 and District 6 Engineers

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) names Assistant State Traffic Engineer Andy McNair, PE, to the position of District 3 Engineer. Headquartered in Yazoo City, MDOT District 3 encompasses 12 counties in western Mississippi. The move comes after current District 3 Engineer Earl Glenn was promoted …

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Knotts Joins Neel-Schaffer as Director of Business Development - Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — Neel-Schaffer announces that Chris Knotts, PE, F.ASCE, BC.WRE, has joined the firm and will serve as the Director of Business Development - Louisiana.

Knotts has nearly 40 years of civil engineering experience. He began his career in the private sector and for the last 26.5 …

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Selcer Named Neel-Schaffer’s H&H Discipline Lead for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — Neel-Schaffer announces that Leah Selcer, PE, has been promoted to the role of Louisiana Hydrology and Hydraulics (H&H) Lead. Selcer’s promotion aligns with leadership expansion in regional and state H&H operations as part of the firm’s five-year Strategic Growth Plan.

Selcer's addition in 2020 strengthened …

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Mississippi DOT Names New Members to Leadership Team

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces new members to its leadership team. Janie Bass, PE, will serve as Assistant Chief Engineer - Field Operations; Lee Frederick, PE, will serve as Director of Preconstruction - Engineering; and Trudi Loflin will serve as Director of Preconstruction …

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Mississippi DOT Promotes Glenn to Chief Engineer

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the promotion of District 3 Engineer Earl Glenn to the position of Chief Engineer.

“This significant promotion is a testament to Earl’s exemplary leadership, unwavering dedication, and outstanding contributions to MDOT,” said MDOT Executive Director Brad White. “Throughout his …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Heisel as Used Equipment Sales Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Matt Heisel as its new Used Equipment Sales Manager. In his new position, Heisel will manage KSM’s used equipment sales team and be responsible for growing the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment business, which operates throughout the United …

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Warlick to Lead New Health Care Team at HFA Architecture + Engineering

BENTONVILLE, AR — Steven Warlick, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP joins HFA Architecture + Engineering as a Vice President and leader of the firm's new health care team. With more than 24 years of industry experience, the Bentonville-based architect aims to grow and diversify HFA's health care portfolio, with a focus …

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Neel-Schaffer's Bowman Wins Award from ACEC Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer announces that David Bowman, PE, a Senior Vice President with the firm, has been selected as the 2023 Teddy Roosevelt Award winner by the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

The Teddy Roosevelt Award is given annually to an ACEC Mississippi …

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Katzenmeyer Inducted into ASCE’s Ports & Harbors Committee

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Fenstermaker announces that Bill Katzenmeyer, PE, CFM, has been inducted into the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Ports & Harbors Committee. Katzenmeyer brings over two decades of experience in civil engineering, forensics engineering, water resources management, and more to the committee.

ASCE’s Ports …

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W.J. Palmisano Expands Executive Team with Addition of Patel as Chief People Officer

NEW ORLEANS, LA — W.J. Palmisano (WJP) has expanded its executive team with the hiring of Nicole Patel as Chief People Officer. In this newly created role, she will work directly with Founder and CEO Wesley J. Palmisano and other leaders.

As Chief People Officer, Patel will oversee a broad …

RS&H's Tiedeman to Lead Infrastructure Business Unit's East Region

BALTIMORE, MD — RS&H announces that Janie Tiedeman, PE, has been appointed as the new East Region Leader for Infrastructure. With more than three decades of experience, she has spent the last 2.5 years as Maryland State Leader for RS&H, where she has been responsible for growing the firm’s …

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O'Neal Named New Director of Information Technology at Neel-Schaffer

BATON ROUGE, LA — Steve O’Neal joins Neel-Schaffer in the newly created position of Director of Information Technology, bringing 27 years of experience working with complex technology in large-scale organizations.

“Given the pace at which our firm is growing, the need for innovative IT strategies has become more crucial than …

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Page Named Chief People Officer at HFA Architecture + Engineering

BENTONVILLE, AR — Michelle Page was recently appointed to Chief People Officer at HFA Architecture + Engineering.

Page has been the Director of People + Culture at HFA for the past six years. However, she began her career at HFA in the Accounting Department in 2011. Page holds dual …

Neel-Schaffer's Sloan Ziegler Wins National Young Engineer Award from ASCE

JACKSON, MS — Dr. Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, PE, Ph.D., ENV SP, CECP, of Neel-Schaffer was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which awarded her with the 2023 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement.

Sloan Ziegler joined Neel-Schaffer in 2023 and serves as an Environmental …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Gavin Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales. Cole will now lead KSM’s commercial efforts across all segments of the business. He had previously served as Vice President of Sales, where he supported the sales efforts of Komatsu construction …

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Mitchell Named Head of Oklahoma DOT’s Local Government Division

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Matthew Mitchell has been named the Local Government Division Engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He will be responsible for all interactions and projects partnered with local governments, including county roads and bridges, sidewalks, and bicycle paths. This position also implements the County Improvements …

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Ranck Joins Garver Aviation as Oklahoma Aviation Team Leader

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Matthew Ranck is no stranger to Oklahoma City or to the aviation industry. He was born in OKC, and throughout his childhood he benefitted from the TWA Unaccompanied Minor service, routinely flying between Oklahoma and Indiana, where a large part of his family lives, under the …

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HNTB Announces Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President

AUSTIN, TX — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Scott Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of Scott, ... HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the Central ... Division," said Rob Slimp, PE …

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Burns & McDonnell Expands Program Management for Energy Providers in South Central Region

HOUSTON, TX — Burns & McDonnell announces the appointment of Noe Saenz to Leader of its program management group in Houston. The promotion will empower Burns & McDonnell to expand its program management offerings to energy providers throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Saenz has an understanding of complex programs and …

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Dotson Returns to Gresham Smith as Senior Vice President of Transportation

MEMPHIS, TN — Gresham Smith announces that Greg Dotson, P.E., has rejoined the firm as Senior Vice President in the Transportation market.

Dotson brings over 25 years of multimarket experience to the firm, including relationships with clients at the municipal and state level in West Tennessee. He has a …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Branum as Branding & Communications Associate

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Julia Branum as its new Branding & Communications Associate in Oklahoma City. Branum will be responsible for the execution of KSM’s strategic marketing initiatives related to content, video production, social media, and communication.

Branum, a recent marketing graduate of Oklahoma Christian …

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Guernsey Grows Marketing and Business Development Team with Addition of Funk

OKLAHOMA, OK — Guernsey announces the newest addition to its team, Anne-Marie Funk, FSMPS, CPSM, as Director of Marketing and Business Development. Funk has worked in the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry for more than 30 years and has cultivated an extensive portfolio of clientele.

“We are thrilled …

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Manhattan Construction’s Pagano Named Society for Marketing Professional Services Fellow

TULSA, OK — Manhattan Construction Company announces that Natalie Pagano, Director of Marketing and Communication, has been named a Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Fellow. The SMPS Fellows Program honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the profession of marketing and business development in the architecture, engineering, …

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Buchanan Joins Garver’s Transportation Team in Tulsa

TULSA, OK — Seth Buchanan, who has spent more than a decade delivering transportation infrastructure improvements across Oklahoma, joins Garver as a Transportation Project Manager based in Tulsa. He will work with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA), and municipalities to plan, design, and …

ICONIC Consulting Group's Britton Named Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineers President

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Keith M. Britton, P.E., President and Founder of ICONIC Consulting Group, Inc., has been named the President of the Arkansas Academy of Civil Engineers. Britton, who will be the first African American President, is proceeding Nicci Tiner, PE, PTOE, who was the …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager for Northern Region

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Nick Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager in KSM’s northern region, which includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Amarillo, Texas. The promotion occurred earlier this year ahead of the transition of David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product …

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ISG Takes Root in Rogers, Arkansas, With a New Office and Acquisition of Unit Architecture

ROGERS, AR — ISG, an architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, announces its expansion into Rogers, Arkansas. The company also welcomes Unit Architecture and the design firm's Owner and Principal, Ryan King, AIA.

ISG Chief Executive Officer Lynn Bruns, PE, shared his enthusiasm for the impact the …

Peeples Assumes Command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division

VICKSBURG, MS — Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Peeples has taken command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) during a ceremony in Vicksburg. Major General William "Butch" Graham, the Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General of USACE presided over the …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

ATLANTA, GA — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Phillips to General Manager, Pipeline Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Kris Phillips as its new General Manager, Pipeline Group. He will lead KSM’s efforts to fully support the equipment needs of pipeline contractors operating in the mainline, regional, and local pipeline construction industries. Phillips previously served KSM as a Major Account …

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DSC Dredge Adds Navy Veteran Casey as Project Manager

RESERVE, LA — Family-owned and Louisiana-based dredge manufacturer DSC Dredge announces Navy veteran, Keith Casey, as its new Project Manager. With over 20 years of experience in construction and project management, Casey brings a wealth of expertise as he directly manages all construction projects from its early development through …

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Freedle Named Emerging Leader by ACEC Arkansas

ROGERS, AR — Northwest Arkansas-based Transportation Project Engineer Luke Freedle, PE, was selected for the latest class of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Arkansas Emerging Leaders Program. Over the course of the six-session program, Freedle will join 16 other Arkansas engineers in expanding their leadership skills and …

AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires House as Regional Business Development Manager Supporting Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Branches

FORT WORTH, TX — Western Specialty Contractors announces the hiring of Ashton House of Fort Worth, Texas, as Regional Business Development Manager/Region 2 covering Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. In her new role, House is tasked with supporting the sales staff and developing business for Western’s branch offices in Dallas, Houston, …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

JACKSON, MS — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus recent additions to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it offers …

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Ziegler Joins Neel-Schaffer as an Environmental Senior Project Manager

JACKSON, MS — Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, PE, PhD, ENV SP, CECP, M.ASCE, joins Neel-Schaffer as an Environmental Senior Project Manager. Based in Jackson, she will provide environmental and coastal engineering management and design services for clients across the country while also assisting in strategic business development pursuits of new …

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Fenstermaker's Foret Receives Coastal Stewardship Award

LAFAYETTE, LA — Fenstermaker announces that John D. Foret, Ph.D., Vice President of Environmental, is a recipient of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s (CRCL) 2023 Coastal Stewardship Awards.

CRCL is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 with a “primary vision to unite people in action to achieve a …

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Bastion Named Office Leader for HNTB’s Gulf Coast Region

BATON ROUGE, LA — HNTB Corporation announces Dusty Bastion, PE, has been named Office Leader for the firm’s Gulf Coast offices. He succeeds former Office Leader Bryan Jones, who was promoted to HNTB Mid Atlantic Division President.

Bastion brings more than 15 years of experience managing complex infrastructure …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes White to General Manager, Road & Mineral Products

DALLAS, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Matt White to General Manager of Road and Mineral Products. White brings over 13 years combined OEM and distributor experience to the role for road construction and crushing/screening equipment. He will be responsible for managing the Wirtgen Group family of products (Wirtgen, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Restructures Marketing Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces several changes to its marketing department. Cody Ward, Director of Strategy, Marketing, and M&A for KSM said that expanding the breadth and capabilities of the marketing team is essential to supporting the heavy equipment distributor’s current and future growth.

“This …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Kellerstrass to Vice President, Product Support

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product Support. Kellerstrass, who joined KSM in 2019, had previously served as General Manager of Product Support Sales. With the retirement of former Vice President Brad Campbell, he now takes over the leadership of …

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Oklahoma DOT Announces Smith and King as Leads for Procurement, Survey Divisions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two new Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) division leaders were recently announced at a meeting of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission.

Brad Smith was announced as the new Head of the Purchasing Division, and Jeff King as the new Chief of Surveys for the department.

An …

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DSC Dredge Announces Dugan will Succeed Dolan as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

RESERVE, LA — DSC Dredge announces the retirement of Kevin Dolan from his position as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (VP & CFO). Dolan has dedicated 15 years to DSC and during his time worked closely with President and CEO Bob Wetta as they developed DSC’s financial policies. As …

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Manhattan Pipeline Appoints McGee as Vice President of Customer Relations and Strategic Development

TULSA, OK — Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan Construction Group’s pipeline construction subsidiary specializing in maintenance and integrity services, appoints Jennifer McGee as Customer Relations and Strategic Development Vice President. McGee will drive business growth, develop and manage customer relationships, and advise on strategic growth opportunities in the evolving …

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Mississippi DOT Executive Director White Makes Great Strides for State’s Transportation Needs

A native of the State of Mississippi, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has made great strides in addressing his top priorities for the agency – developing a better relationship with the legislature and stemming the loss of employees.

“We have had two of the best …

Kinley Corporation Taps Industry Veteran Riggs as President of its Newly-Launched Services Group

TULSA, OK — Kinley Corporation announces the launch of Kinley Services, a new group that will serve as the parent organization of their recently launched division, Kinley Advanced Technical Services (KATS). The company has appointed industry veteran Michael Riggs as President of Kinley Services Group.

Riggs, who will be …

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McGrath Joins Neel-Schaffer as Central Region Manager

JACKSON, MS — Melinda McGrath, P.E., has been appointed as the new Central Region Manager for Neel-Schaffer, Inc. In this role, she will be responsible for managing more than 200 employees and overseeing the firm's 18 Mississippi offices as well as ongoing projects and pursuits in Arkansas.

With over …

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Neel-Schaffer Names McEwen as Central Region Hydrology/Hydraulics Discipline Lead, Foster as Engineer Manager

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer announces the appointment of Sarah McEwen, PE, CFM as the Central Region Hydrology and Hydraulics Discipline Lead and Zach Foster, PE as the new Engineer Manager of Neel-Schaffer’s office in Columbus, Mississippi.

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DSC Dredge Announces the Promotion of Laiche to Vice President of Engineering

RESERVE, LA — DSC Dredge announces the promotion of Scott Laiche to Vice President of Engineering. This is Laiche's third promotion during his time at DSC and only two years since his most recent promotion to Director of Engineering.

“Scott has been with DSC for 11 years now and continues …

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Manhattan Construction Company Promotes Martin to Vice President of Operations

TULSA, OK — Tulsa-based national construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company, announces the promotion of Jason Martin to Vice President of Operations. Martin will provide executive oversight of the company’s national safety leadership team and programs and as the operations leader for Tulsa. He previously served as Operations Manager …

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Ven Named WSP USA Southeast Region Energy Lead

ATLANTA, GA — WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, hires Kung Ven as the firm's Energy Business Line Leader for its Southeast region.

In this role, Ven will manage the growth and performance of energy sector projects with a focus on generation, transmission and distribution, decarbonization, …

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Mississippi DOT Announces Craft as Public Affairs Director

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces Will Craft, of Brandon, as Director of its Public Affairs Division. An experienced professional in public relations and governmental relations, Craft will lead MDOT’s division tasked with sharing Mississippi’s transportation story and communicating vital messages to the public.

“I …

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Guilbeau Steps into Chief Administrative Officer Role at Fenstermaker

LAFAYETTE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC announces the first female executive in the history of the company. Angelle Guilbeau, Director of Risk Management and Compliance, has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer.

Guilbeau joined the Fenstermaker family in 2020 as Risk Manager and quickly became an …

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Mississippi DOT District 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 7 at the district office in McComb.

“The Roadeo is an excellent way to encourage our operators to meet the very highest standards in safety as well as reward their good work,” …

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Bernhard Promotes Skeen to Vice President of Marketing and Communications

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Bernhard announces the promotion of Lauren Skeen to Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Skeen joined Bernhard in March 2019 and has served as the Director of Marketing for the development division, where she led marketing strategy in support of the company’s Energy-as-a-Service transformation.

In her …

Louisiana Governor Appoints Kalivoda as DOTD Secretary

BATON ROUGE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards names Dr. Eric Kalivoda as Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to replace the recently retired Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D.

Kalivoda has served on the executive staff as the Deputy Secretary for the past 12 years. Prior to …

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After More Than Seven Successful Leadership Years, Wilson Set to Retire from Louisiana DOTD

BATON ROUGE, LA — After more than seven years as Secretary and more than 16 years of executive service at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. announces his retirement. During his tenure as Secretary, the state invested nearly $5.5 billion in infrastructure projects …

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Haak Swears in as Arkansas DOT’s Newest Highway Commissioner

LITTLE ROCK, AR — David Haak recently swore an oath to his position as the newest member of the Arkansas Highway Commission in Texarkana. Close family joined Judge Cathy Hardin Harrison at the Miller County Courthouse to support the beginning of Haak’s tenure.

“I’m looking forward to the next 10 …

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Takeuchi Hires Baldwin as Central Midwest Regional Product Manager

TULSA, OK — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Baldwin as its new Central Midwest Regional Product Manager.

Baldwin is now responsible for supporting all the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Central Midwest region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. He will also train the region’s salesforce on …

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Mississippi DOT Employees Recognized for Their Service

BATESVILLE, MS — During a recent awards ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recognized employees in District 2, which covers 17 northwestern Mississippi counties, for their years of continuous service to the agency in various roles including maintenance, administration, and construction, among others.

Two employees, Ulmer Trey Bullock III …

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Fenstermaker's O’Neal Appointed to the Amite River Basin Commission

BATON ROUGE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates announces Grants Market Leader, Gary O’Neal, CFM’s appointment by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to the Amite River Basin Commission (ARBC). O’Neal will lend his years of experience in hazard mitigation and floodplain management to the board.

The ARBC serves …

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Willhite Promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA

CHICAGO, IL — Joe Willhite has been promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy. Willhite succeeds Rebecca Nolan, who recently assumed the role of WSP USA Chief Development Officer.

As Central Region President, Willhite is responsible for growth and oversight …

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Neel-Schaffer Promotes Legate to Construction Management Practice Leader

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer promotes Graham Legate, PE, DBIA, to fill the new role of Construction Management Practice Leader.

Neel-Schaffer’s staff of construction engineers and inspectors has grown to more than 100 across the company’s nine-state footprint. In this new role, Legate will be responsible for supporting all operations …

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HGA's President's Award Winners Honored

RUSTON, LA — HGA announces employees Doug Welsh, Susan Bagwell, and Steve Blackwelder as the most recent President’s Distinguished Awards recipients.

The President’s Award is the most prestigious distinction for an HGA employee. The award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and demonstrate a strong work ethic over an …

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Terex Utilities Promotes Cammisa to Senior Director of Services

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that Nick Cammisa has been promoted to Senior Director of Services, and will now lead the Terex Services team.

“Nick brings well-rounded experience to his role as Senior Director of Services from branch management, sales, and strategic account management, and is positioned to lead …

Neel-Schaffer, True North Announce Four New Officers in Mississippi and Louisiana

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer announces the promotion of four leaders in Mississippi and Louisiana to the position of Vice President.

“The company grew in many areas in 2022, and we are pleased to recognize these ... new Vice Presidents for their commitment to our strategic initiatives,” said Robert Walker, PE …

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C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates' Director of E&P, McMath, Earns PLS Designation

LAFAYETTE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates announces that Danielle McMath, PLS, in her 25th year with the firm, has earned her Professional License to Survey in the state of Louisiana. McMath becomes one of only six women currently licensed to survey out of the 674 Professional Land …

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Harlan Joins the Fenstermaker Team as Surveyor I

BATON ROUGE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. announces Christopher A. Harlan, Jr., PLS, will join the company as Surveyor I. Harlan brings 18 years of experience in surveying across a wide variety of projects.

Harlan discovered his love of surveying early in his college career when …

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AWWA Southwest Section Honors Olsson’s Hammond

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Olsson Fayetteville Office Leader Brad Hammond was honored by the Southwest Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for using his engineering skills to benefit the water supply field on a regional level.

The Southwest Section of the AWWA recently presented Hammond with the George Warren …

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Commissioner King Announces Retirement, Will Not Seek Reelection at Mississippi DOT

HATTIESBURG, MS — After serving as Southern District Transportation Commissioner since 2012, Tom King announces he will not seek reelection at the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). King is currently in his third term and serves as Chair of the Mississippi Transportation Commission. He will fulfill the remainder of his …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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WSP USA Promotes Rome to Central Region Development Director

DALLAS, TX — Nolan Rome has been promoted to Central Region Development Director at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

In his new role, Rome will work with regional, district, and national business line (NBL) leaders to identify new business opportunities and expanded, multidisciplinary service offerings …

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Neel-Schaffer General Counsel Everitt Named Trustee for ACEC Business Insurance Trust

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that General Counsel Ed Everitt has been named a Trustee for the Business Insurance Trust (BIT) administered by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

ACEC is the oldest and largest business association of engineering companies in the United States, comprising thousands of …

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Mott Named to Garver Management Committee

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Growing up, Earl Mott tagged alongside his father as he worked on Garver’s Survey Team. That time spent learning the importance of working in the field helped prepare him for what has become a three-decade-long career at the firm — first as a Project Engineer …

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Bonck Joins Neel-Schaffer as Urban Planner in Mississippi

BILOXI, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., hires Pat Bonck to serve as an Urban Planner based in the firm’s Biloxi, Mississippi, office.

Bonck has more than 24 years of experience, including 2.5 with the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, Planning Office and 22 as the Planning and Zoning Director for Harrison …

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Holder Named New ACEC Arkansas President

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Garver Director of Transportation Jerry Holder, PE, has been named President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas for 2022-2023, a position from which he will continue to support the advancement of infrastructure in the state of Garver’s founding more than a century …

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Foil Joins the Fenstermaker Team as Senior Planner

NEW ORLEANS, LA — C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates welcomes Devin Foil, AICP, CFM, to the team. Foil will bring years of experience in floodplain management, community planning, and climate adaptation planning to the team in his new role as Senior Planner.

After growing up all along the Gulf Coast, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Brewer to Director of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Angela Brewer to Director of Human Resources. Brewer will be responsible for the strategic direction of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s HR operations. She previously served as the company’s Human Resources Manager.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer for KSM, said he believes Brewer …

GOMACO Appoints Harper as District Manager for the Southeast United States

ATLANTA, GA — Rodney Harper has been named District Manager for the Southeast United States. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, GOMACO’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. He replaces Vinnie Miller, who had managed the territory since 1975 and will be retiring from GOMACO. …

Neel-Schaffer Hires LeBlanc as Transportation Project Manager, Haddadian as Coastal Hydraulic Engineer

BATON ROUGE, LA — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., hires Gary LeBlanc, PE, to serve as a Transportation Project Manager and Sahar Haddadian, EIT, Ph.D., to serve as a Coastal Hydraulic Engineer, both based in the firm’s Baton Rouge office.

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Neel-Schaffer Names Walker as Chief Operations Officer, Taylor as Transportation Engineer

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer promotes Robert Walker, PE, to the position of Chief Operations Officer, and hires Jarrett Taylor, PE, as a Transportation Engineer, both based in the firm’s Jackson office.

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Cage as Fort Worth Sales & Operations Manager, Ross as General Manager, Used Equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Nick Cage to serve as Sales & Operations Manager for its Fort Worth location and Bo Ross as its new General Manager of Used Equipment.

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Cole to Vice President of Sales, Hires Gaines as Vice President of Parts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Gavin Cole to the role of Vice President of Sales and hires Wade Gaines as its new Vice President of Parts.

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McElroy Welcomes Duerr as New Purchasing Manager

TULSA, OK — McElroy, a designer and manufacturer of thermoplastic fusion equipment, announces the arrival of Eric Duerr as the company’s new Purchasing Manager.

“Since its founding, McElroy has remained committed to providing our clients with the highest-quality products, and that level of service begins with the sourcing process,” …

Bergeron Joins the Fenstermaker Team as Grants Manager

BATON ROUGE, LA — C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. welcomes Tonia Bergeron, PMP, CFM, LEM, into the Fenstermaker fold. Bergeron will add her advanced skills in hazard mitigation and grants management to the Louisiana team as Grants Manager.

Prior to joining Fenstermaker, Bergeron spent 10 years with GOHSEP, building …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

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Withers Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Bridge Inspector and Load Rating Engineer

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Richard Withers, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Bridge Inspection and Load Rating Engineer based in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi, office.

Withers recently retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation after 24 years of service, the …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Brown as Oklahoma City Branch Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Colin Brown to serve as Branch Manager for its Oklahoma City location. The move marks a return to KSM for Brown, having served in roles as a Product Service Manager and Governmental Sales Representative for the Dallas branch during his first …

Mbroh Engineering Announces Expanded Transportation Services, Leadership Team Additions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Mbroh Engineering has expanded the firm’s leadership team and transportation service offering. New employees Robert Powell, PE, PTOE, and Gary Harris have joined the Oklahoma City office, bringing civil engineering capabilities available to clients throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Powell, Transportation Practice Lead, brings 12-plus years …

Shaw Named Garver’s Chief People Officer

ROGERS, AR — John Shaw joins Garver as Chief People Officer and will manage the company’s human resources efforts nationwide.

With almost three decades of human resources experience, Shaw brings broad knowledge from across the health care, banking, and construction industries. He also brings with him experience in talent acquisition, …

Reaux Receives A.E. Wilder Award Presented by ACEC of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — Fenstermaker announces Vice President of Engineering Raymond Reaux, P.E., as the recipient of the A.E. Wilder Award, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana (ACECL). Each year, this award recognizes a distinguished ACECL member for their continued contributions of both integrity and …

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Graves Joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Phil Graves, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, office.

Graves recently retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development after 25 years of service, the …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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Stevenson Joins Neel-Schaffer as Firm’s New Director of Safety and Health

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that Matt Stevenson, CSM-C, has been hired as the firm’s new Director of Safety and Health.

Stevenson has 17 years of experience managing safety and health programs and/or providing safety consulting services for a variety of industries. He served the last six years …

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Gaines Joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Avis Gaines, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as a Senior Project Manager in the New Orleans office. Gaines brings over 15 years of project management experience across all project delivery phases including planning, design, and construction.

As a key member of HNTB’s Gulf Coast civil works …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

Performance Contractors' Favre Honored as 2022 Louisiana Legend

BATON ROUGE, LA — Art Favre, Chairman of the Board of Performance Contractors, was honored as one of seven recipients of the 2022 Louisiana Legends Award. Hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the Louisiana Legends Awards Gala highlights outstanding Louisianans who have distinguished themselves in a variety …

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Hudnall Replaces Neel as Neel-Schaffer's President and CEO

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer announces that Joey Hudnall, PE, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, effective immediately. Hudnall replaces Hibbett Neel, PE, who co-founded the firm in 1983. Neel will remain active with the company, continuing to serve as the Chairman of the …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Ward as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) hires Cody Ward to serve as its new Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Ward will be tasked with the research and implementation of long-term growth strategies for the heavy equipment distributor.

“We had the good fortune to discover Cody through one of …

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Hunt Named President of HDR's Global Water Program

TAMPA, FL — HDR names Erin Hunt, P.E., to succeed Glen Ellmers as President of its global water practice, upon Ellmers’ retirement in June. For the past three years, Hunt has served as Area Manager for HDR’s operations in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. In her new role, she will …

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Stephen Joins Manhattan Construction as Education and Development Specialist

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the appointment of Eric Stephen as an Education & Development Specialist. Stephen will support the development and management of Manhattan’s online learning portal, and people development systems including the applicant, performance, and talent management systems.

"We are …

LEMOINE Appoints Comeaux as President of Infrastructure

BATON ROUGE, LA — LEMOINE announces that Rudy Comeaux has been appointed to President of Infrastructure with continued support to the civil, concrete, and municipal sectors. Previously serving in the role of President of Infrastructure, Seth Lemoine is transitioning to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

These transitions within the organization come …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

Foley Joins the Fenstermaker Team as Ocean Springs Office Manager

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates welcomes Paul Foley, P.E., as Office Manager of the brand-new Ocean Springs office. Foley brings 13 years of experience in project management, hydrology, water resources engineering, surface transportation, public works, mentorship, and relationship building to his new role.

Prior to …

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Michel Joins the Fenstermaker Team as Engineer

BATON ROUGE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. welcomes Logan Michel, P.E., to the team. Michel will add his skills in transportation design and project management to the Baton Rouge office in his new role as Engineer.

Prior to joining Fenstermaker, Michel worked as an Engineer Intern …

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Leslie Joins Fenstermaker as Senior Engineer

BATON ROUGE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates welcomes Robert Leslie, P.E., CFM, to the team. Leslie brings 30 years of experience in environmental engineering, hazard mitigation, and more to the Water Resources team in his new role as Senior Engineer.

Prior to joining Fenstermaker, Leslie spent decades …

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Mississippi DOT Announces District 6 and 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) held its annual District Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 6 at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and for District 7 at the MDOT District 7 Headquarters in McComb, Mississippi.

Focusing on efficiency and skill, MDOT’s roadeos provide employees …

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Neel-Schaffer Wins Grand Conceptor, ACEC Mississippi's Top Award

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer announces that a bridge and retaining walls project it completed last year has received the 2022 Grand Conceptor Award from the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/MS). The award was announced during the 2022 Annual ACEC/MS Assembly Engineering Excellence Awards dinner.

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Haygood Named 2022 Mississippi Engineering Society Young Engineer of the Year

JACKSON, MS — Reid Haygood, PE, of Neel-Schaffer was announced as the 2022 Young Engineer of the Year by the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES).

Haygood received the award during the awards luncheon of the MES Winter Meetings at the Sheraton Flowood Refuge Hotel & Conference Center in Flowood, Mississippi. …

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HNTB Names Ivy Central States Office Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation names Gretchen Ivy, PE, as Central States Office Leader, overseeing offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa. A Vice President based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Ivy brings more than two decades of experience in delivering innovative projects and policy guidance to …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Project in Louisiana

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — An HDR project in Louisiana received a 2022 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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Takeuchi Welcomes Wenzel as Southeast Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Eric Wenzel as its new Southeast Regional Business Manager (RBM). Wenzel will be responsible for managing all sales activity in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, and the support of national and direct accounts. …

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Mississippi DOT Announces New Chief of Staff, State Safety Engineer, Roadway Design Director, and Assistant Chief Engineers

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently announced the promotions of Jeff Ely, Mark Thomas, Chris Nail, Colby Willis Kimmel, and Jim Willis.

Ely was promoted to the position of Chief of Staff. He has been with the agency since 2002.

“I …

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Power Equipment Announces Promotion of Andy Moon to President

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Andy Moon to President following the retirement of Chris Gaylor at the end of February 2022. This promotion is effective, March 1, 2022. In his new role, Moon will continue to lead …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Cook Joins Nabholz as Regional Quality Director

ROGERS, AR — Nabholz announces Mike Cook has been hired as the new Regional Quality Director for its Central and Southwest construction operations. This region includes the company’s Northwest Arkansas, Southern Missouri, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City projects.

Nabholz hired their first Quality Director in 2010, with the goal to further …

Louisiana DOTD, SASHTO Award Louisiana Engineering Students with Scholarships

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), in conjunction with the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) and the Southeastern Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (SASHTO) announce the recipients of 10 scholarships. These $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 10 students from four Louisiana universities who …

Johnson Named Oklahoma Transportation Director of Project Delivery

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz names Rick Johnson as Director of Project Delivery for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). In this position, Johnson will create consistent construction policies and processes and develop unified planning and project management activities.

Johnson started his career with ODOT in …

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Neel-Schaffer Adds Faggard as Senior Project Manager, Hardin as Project Manager

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Gabe Faggard, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Manager and Korey Hardin, PE, SI, has joined the firm and will serve as a Project Manager.

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Baldwin & Shell Construction Appoints Gosser as New President and CEO

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Baldwin & Shell Construction Company Board of Directors names Bobby Gosser as President and CEO of the company. Gosser’s board appointment, from President of the Central Arkansas Division to President and CEO, has been part of the company’s succession plan for several years.

“I’ve felt for …

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Multiple Architects Honored with AIA Design Awards

TULSA, OK — Crossland Construction announces that multiple architects and projects have been honored with American Institute of Architects (AIA) design awards.

KKT Architects and The Discovery Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma, received the AIA of Oklahoma Merit Award for Excellence in the Craft Category and the AIA of Eastern Oklahoma …

Power Equipment Announces Bourne as New Sales Manager for Central and Southern Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Power Equipment, a Bramco company, announces Brian Bourne as the new Sales Manager for Central and Southern Arkansas. Bourne is responsible for leading the Little Rock, Arkansas, sales team in the promotion and sale of new, used, and rental equipment within that market.

“Brian comes …

McDonald of Neel-Schaffer Selected for Madison County Executive Leadership Class

MADISON, MS — Neel-Schaffer announces that Graduate Engineer Chamar McDonald was recently selected by the Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) to participate in the 2022 Madison County Executive Leadership Class.

McDonald is a long-time resident of Madison County and a graduate of Madison Central High School. He joined …

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USDOT Announces up to $26.9M in Financing for the LA 3241 Project in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a direct Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan in the amount of up to $26.9 million under the Rural Projects Initiative (RPI) for the Louisiana Department of …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Cook as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Construction Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) continues to build its executive team with the addition of Joel Cook as its new Executive Vice President and General Manager (EVP-GM), Construction Group. Cook will be responsible for strategic direction, operational management, and overall leadership of the heavy equipment distributor’s construction group, …

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Fecon Announces Seeliger as New Southwestern Regional Sales Manager

PONCA CITY, OK — Fecon announces the addition of Carl Seeliger as a Regional Sales Manager for the southwest region. In his new role, Seeliger will assist distributors and other sales channel partners in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana in the sales of all Fecon products including …

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Hammer Construction Inc. Continues to See Success by Focusing on Quality Customer Service

Hammer Construction Inc. has officially been in business for about 30 years, but its roots stretch back to when Jack Hammer founded Hammer Construction and Dozer Service in the 1950s. He focused on building roads, pits and pad sites for drilling rigs and providing roustabout services for energy companies.

Jack …

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Jones is New Office Leader for HNTB’s Gulf Coast Region

BATON ROUGE, LA — Bryan Jones, an infrastructure and client service professional, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the Gulf Coast offices.

Most recently, Jones was Deputy Office Leader for the region. He assisted the Office Leader and leveraged the role to lead and manage department …

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Durden, Maestri, Selected by ACEC Arkansas as Emerging Leaders

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Northwest Arkansas-based Garver Project Engineers Brandon Durden, PE, and Chris Maestri, PE, were selected for this year’s class of the ACEC Arkansas Emerging Leaders Program.

“I look forward to the opportunities that this program will unlock,” Maestri said. “As an Arkansas native, I see it …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Mull as Manager of Supply Chain

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Cherish Mull as its new Manager of Supply Chain. Mull will provide process leadership and transformation of the heavy equipment distributor’s supply chain operations and will be responsible for supply chain strategy and oversight of all procurement, pre-contract, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Olmeda as Remarketing and Used Equipment Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) continues to add talent to its growing used equipment department with the hiring of Jesse Olmeda as Remarketing and Used Equipment Manager. Olmeda will be located in Oklahoma City and report to Director of Remarketing and Used Equipment David Mehrtens.

Olmeda …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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ALL Names Stephens New General Manager of Geismar, Louisiana, Branch

GEISMAR, LA — “Some kids played with Malibu Barbie. I played on a crane parked in my backyard.”

That is how Kasey Stephens explains her introduction to “living the crane life,” a lifetime love of the crane business, which has culminated in her being named the new General Manager of …

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Besse Joins the Fenstermaker Team as Engineer

LAFAYETTE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates welcomes Grant Besse, PE, to the company. Besse will be lending his skill set in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, analysis and reporting, development design, and project management to the engineering team in his new role as Engineer.

Prior to joining Fenstermaker, …

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Garver's Martin Receives Honors from AWEA and Arkansas Shovelers

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Arkansas Water Team Leader Jerry Martin, PE, recently received two distinguished honors at a meeting of the Arkansas Water Environment Association (AWEA), one of which was being elected AWEA Vice President. As AWEA Vice President, Martin will assist in overseeing the statewide nonprofit, which increases …

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H&E Relocates with Rental Focus in the Little Rock Area

LITTLE ROCK, AR — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the relocation of its Little Rock branch to 11618 Otter Creek South Road, Mabelvale, Arkansas. The newly renovated 6,450-square-foot facility sits on 1.77 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with six service …

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Kirby-Smith Selects Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Following the promotion of John Arapidis to President and CEO of Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM), the heavy equipment distributor has found a successor for Arapidis’ previous role, recently naming Mike Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts.

Kunin will be responsible for the management and continued …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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Townsend Joins Fenstermaker as Engineer in Lake Charles, Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates welcomes Shalin Townsend, PE, into the firm. Townsend will be adding her advanced skills in civil and traffic engineering to the team in her new role as Engineer.

Prior to joining Fenstermaker, Townsend worked for six years with the Calcasieu …

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Arkansas Highway Commission Chairman Moore Named Distinguished Alumnus

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) recently honored Arkansas Highway Commission Chairman Robert S. Moore Jr. at a luncheon on campus.

University President Dr. Ben Sells welcomed attendees with remarks about Moore, followed by a presentation of the Ouachita Baptist University Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service to …

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Smith Named to Class XVI of Leadership Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces that Garver External Communications Team Leader Anita Smith has been chosen for the 16th class of Leadership Arkansas, a program aimed at developing a wide-ranging network of individuals who can meet and overcome challenges facing the state.

In explaining …

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Guernsey Hires Holman as New Design Team Member Enhancing Client Visualization Services

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Guernsey, a design and engineering firm, hires Keith Holman, AIA, LEED GA, CDT, to its team of architects. Holman will work closely with client and project teams to integrate graphic visualization technologies that benefit clients as part of the collaborative architecture group.

“I was …

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Haneborg Joins Manhattan Construction Company as Director of Business Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, appoints Brooke Haneborg as Director of Business Development for the Oklahoma City region. Haneborg will be responsible for overseeing new business acquisition and strategic account management.

“Brooke brings a successful track record in serving clients, problem-solving, and …

Derek Alley Succeeds Sam Alley as Chief Executive of VCC Construction

LITTLE ROCK, AR — VCC Construction announces that Derek Alley will succeed the company’s Co-Founder, Sam Alley, as its new Chief Executive. Sam will continue to serve as the firm’s Chairman moving forward focusing on strategic initiatives.

Under Sam's leadership, the 34-year-old construction firm grew from one office in …

Mbroh Opens Oklahoma City Office, Adds Transportation Service Offering

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Company capabilities for Mbroh Engineering, Inc., have expanded with the opening of an office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The new location coincides with Mbroh’s expansion into transportation services through the addition of two key hires: Ernestine (Ernie) Mbroh and Denotria Davis.

“We are excited …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Power Equipment Appoints Komatsu Dealer in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Power Equipment Company, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, will be appointed the authorized Komatsu distributor in Arkansas, effective mid-September 2021, expanding their presence in the state. The territory will be served by existing authorized Komatsu branches in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Springdale, Arkansas.

Power Equipment is …

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Taylor Becomes New Dealer of Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Tracked Carriers in Tennessee and Mississippi

LOUISVILLE, MS — Taylor Machine Works, Inc., a manufacturer of heavy industrial lift trucks and distributor of multiple lines of allied products, is partnering with Bell Trucks of America, Inc. to become the Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Bell Tracked Carriers dealer in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. …

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Garver Names Lawson New Chief Financial Officer

NEW ORLEANS, LA — With the recent hire of Chief Financial Officer Kyle Lawson, Garver is gaining a multitalented financial professional to help lead the company further into its second century of business.

Lawson, who will be based in Garver’s New Orleans office, comes to Garver with more than …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Lowry Joins Guernsey as Mechanical Engineer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Guernsey announces Melissa Lowry, PE, as the newest Mechanical Engineer to come on board with the design and engineering firm. Lowry brings corporate experience to the growing team of architects and engineers at the company. She will assist with all aspects of multi-project responsibilities for …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Arapidis as New President and CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States, announces that John Arapidis has been named President and CEO. Ed Kirby, the company’s Co-Founder, President, and CEO of nearly 40 years will step back from his current position …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

Laiche Named Director of Engineering for DSC Dredge, LLC

RESERVE, LA — Scott Laiche has been promoted to Director of Engineering for DSC Dredge, LLC.

“Scott has been with DSC for nine years and has been a vital part of the growth of our engineering department,” said William J. Wetta, EVP and Chief Technology Officer with DSC. …

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Nabholz Announces New Hires and Promotions for Leadership Positions

CONWAY, AR — Nabholz announces Regional President Jake Nabholz will step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2022. Current CEO Greg Williams, who jointly serves as Chairman of the Board, will retain his Chairman role. The changes were approved by a unanimous vote of Nabholz’ …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Names Pender New President of Gulf Sales

DALLAS, TX — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, welcomes Will Pender as President of its Gulf States region.

With more than a decade of construction leadership experience and a portfolio that includes several major metropolitan projects, Pender will drive strategic business operations …

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Clark of Neel-Schaffer Appointed to Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer Geologist Krista Clark, RPG, was recently appointed by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves to serve a four-year term on the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists.

The six-member board oversees state-sponsored licensing, testing, and continuing education for Professional Geologists in Mississippi.

Clark is a Registered …

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Samuel Named Chief Legal Officer of Bernhard

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Bernhard announces that Melissa Samuel has been named the company’s Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Since joining Bernhard in 2018, Samuel has worked with the Executive Leadership Team on a myriad of legal and operational matters designed to advance key initiatives and position Bernhard for continued growth. …

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Bilotto, Bridges Promoted to Southern States District Leadership Roles

ATLANTA, GA — Claudia Bilotto and Daniel Bridges have been appointed to key southeast regional leadership positions in the Southern States District of WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy.

Bilotto, who most recently led the Georgia Transportation business for WSP, will lead the entire Southern States District …

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Hobbs Named Executive Vice President of H&E

KNOXVILLE, TN — As part of the stated strategy to accelerate growth in the pure play rental business, H&E Equipment Services announces the return of industry veteran David Hobbs to the company as Executive Vice President. In his role, Hobbs has managerial responsibilities for the company’s existing operations at all …

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Mach Reappointed to Oklahoma Water Quality Management Advisory Council

NORMAN, OK — For a second time, Garver Oklahoma Water Team Leader Mary Elizabeth Mach, PE has been appointed to sit on Oklahoma’s Water Quality Management Advisory Council (WQMAC). Citing her “extremely valuable” command of issues and subject matter relative to water, ODEQ Executive Director Scott A. Thompson recently made …

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Woodard Set to Serve as HGA’s Chief Financial Officer

RUSTON, LA — Hunt, Guillot & Associates (HGA) announces that Matt Woodard has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer, in which Woodard will provide leadership to the accounting and finance functions for HGA. Woodard and his team will supply the business units of HGA with information and analysis that …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Cooke Joins Takeuchi as Midwest Regional Product Manager

THOMPSONS STATION, TN — Takeuchi-US hires Shann Cooke as its new Midwest Regional Product Manager. Cooke will now be responsible for supporting all of the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Midwest region, which includes the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He will …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

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Decoteau Joins Neel-Schaffer as Water Resources Engineering Manager in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Jeff Decoteau, PE, PMP, has joined the firm in the newly created position of Water Resources Engineering Manager. In this role, Decoteau will help Neel-Schaffer grow its Water Resources group across the company’s nine-state footprint.

Based in the Baton Rouge …

White Named Executive Director of Mississippi DOT

JACKSON, MS — By unanimous consent, the Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) has voted to appoint Brad White as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) beginning July 1, 2021.

White currently serves as Chief of Staff for Governor Tate Reeves. He has previously served as Chief of …

DSC Dredge, LLC Expands Leadership Team with Hiring of Lasseigne and Cruz

RESERVE, LA — DSC Dredge, LLC, a company in the dredge manufacturing industry, announces the appointment of two key new hires to their corporate leadership team in early 2021.

Justin Lasseigne joins DSC as Corporate HSE Manager, with the core responsibility of overseeing DSC’s HSE program for all three …

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Oklahoma Transportation Cabinet Innovation to be Overseen by Seymour

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Joni Seymour was selected to serve as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for the Oklahoma Transportation Cabinet Agencies, which include the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

In the newly created CINO position, Seymour will work with every business unit across …

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Diversification Leads to Success for Progressive Construction Co.

Progressive Construction Co. seems a rather apt name for a company that’s grown continuously in services and size throughout the past two-and-a-half decades. During that time, founders and owners Todd Urbina and Ricky Cruz developed the Alexandria-based firm into one of central Louisiana’s most diversified and comprehensive contractors.

“We are …

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Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Altman Named Acting Director of Mississippi DOT

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) names Jeffrey C. Altman, PE, Acting Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Altman assumed the role following the retirement of MDOT Executive Direct Melinda McGrath after 36 years of state service.

“It was with great reluctance that we …

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National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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Minnich Manufacturing Adds Darragh Company to Dealer Network in Mid-South Region

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, adds Darragh Company to its dealer network in the mid-South region. Darragh Company has 11 locations, and the full line of Minnich products are available to all markets.

“We are …

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Olsson Names Jason Cobb Oklahoma City Office Leader

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Jason Cobb, who has more than two decades of engineering experience in Oklahoma, has been named the Leader of Olsson’s office in Oklahoma City.

Cobb spent 22 years with a national engineering and architecture firm based in Oklahoma City, where he most recently led …

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Arkansas DOT Secretary Tudor Rises to the Challenge

A long-term employee of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), Lorie Tudor now serves as director of the agency and has risen to the challenges facing those responsible for transportation infrastructure.

“At the end of most days, I feel I’ve made a difference,” Tudor says. “I’ve added value and insight, …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Nelson as Regional Sales Manager in the Southeast

ATLANTA, GA — Curry Supply Co. announces its investment in the Southeast territory with the introduction of Georgia resident, Steve Nelson, as Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Nelson will utilize his industry knowledge and experience to serve as the dedicated Curry Supply representative for clients located in North …

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Freese and Nichols Names Payne as New Executive Vice President

FORT WORTH, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., promotes Jeff Payne, PE, a longtime manager with nationally recognized leadership experience, to Executive Vice President as the company prepares for succession changes. As a new members of the Executive Team, Payne oversees South Central Operations, which covers Texas and …

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Thurman Recognized by AASHTO for 25 Years of Service

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Environmental Director was recently recognized by a national organization for her service to the transportation industry. Kim Thurman received the 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

“For over 25 years …

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Freese and Nichols Hires Bernard to Lead Stormwater Pump Station Projects

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Freese and Nichols, Inc., hires Lewis Bernard, PE, an experienced Mechanical Engineer, to lead stormwater pump station projects and help expand the flood protection solutions for clients along the Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States.

Bernard has led diverse design teams on multi-million-dollar projects …

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Smith Named General Manager of Ditch Witch Division

PERRY, OK — Kevin Smith has been named the General Manager of the recently formed Ditch Witch Division of The Toro Company. Smith is tasked with bringing the businesses of Ditch Witch, Subsite Electronics, American Augers, and Trencor into one organization whose products will be sold primarily through the …

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Freese and Nichols Names Hatley as New Executive Vice President

RALEIGH, NC — Freese and Nichols, Inc., promotes Tricia Hatley, PE, a longtime manager with nationally recognized leadership experience, to Executive Vice President as the company prepares for succession changes. As a new member of the Executive Team, Hatley oversees the firm’s operations in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, …

Rooney Joins Board of Directors of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Erin Rooney was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) for a two-year term. CRCL is the first statewide nonprofit dedicated to coastal restoration in Louisiana and an advocate for coastal issues at the local, state, and federal …

HGA Announces Senior Leadership Changes

RUSTON, LA — HGA recently announced numerous changes to its senior leadership team as the company continues to look to the future with a comprehensive business plan and path of succession.

“I believe in the importance of a strong, values-based culture, and the ability to attract and retain the best …

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Neel-Schaffer Announces Six New Vice Presidents

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that six new Vice Presidents have been named: General Counsel Ed Everitt, Telecom Manager Albert Wilson, and Engineers Glenn Ledet, PE, Kris Lightsey, Ph.D., PE, Connie Standige, PE, and Chris Trebisky, PE, PLS, PP.

Everitt is a licensed …

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Olsson Names Cramer Senior Director of Operations, Mersch Takes Over as Regional Leader

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Sterling Cramer is promoted to Senior Director of Operations for Olsson, an engineering and design firm that serves clients throughout the United States. Cramer was previously leader of the firm’s region that covers offices in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas.

In his new role, Cramer will …

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Equipment Incorporated Adds Three New Locations, Expands Service in the South

SUWANEE, GA — Heavy equipment companies in the South now have greater access to Doosan machines, parts, and service. Equipment Incorporated has expanded with three new dealer locations. The new Equipment Incorporated dealerships add to the company’s existing locations that serve customers across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Equipment Incorporated …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Curry Supply Co. Broadens South-Central Presence

HOUSTON, TX — Curry Supply Co. expands its regional sales team with the addition of E. Marshall Hale as a Regional Sales Manager. Hale, who resides in Texas, will offer direct support for Curry Supply’s Houston (Deer Park) location, in addition to operating as the main contact for Curry Supply …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

Walters Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager for Alternative Delivery

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Jeff Walters, PE, has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager for Alternative Delivery projects.

Walters has over 30 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary teams on large projects that include bridges and roadways totaling more than $2 billion in construction costs. …

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ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC National Chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected Chair-Elect, and Milton …

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O&G and Industrial Water Business Developer, Germenis, Joins McKim & Creed

HOUSTON, TX — McKim & Creed, an engineering, surveying, and design-build company, announces that Duane Germenis has joined the company as Regional Business Development Director. In this role, he will build client relationships and expand McKim & Creed’s client base within the oil & gas and industrial water/wastewater industries …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Vacuworx Recognized as 2020 Manufacturer of the Year

TULSA, OK — The Oklahoma district of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named Vacuworx the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year as part of National Small Business Week (NSBW). For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated NSBW, recognizing the contributions and successes of America’s entrepreneurs …

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Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

WARRIOR, AL — Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC), a provider of air, flow, and power solutions, introduces Mid-America Engine as a dealer, effective immediately. Located in Warrior, Alabama, the dealer will provide sales, service, and distribution to customers throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle (from Tallahassee to the …

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H&E Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Southwest Region Dealer of the Year

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a global manufacturer of compact equipment, has awarded H&E Equipment as its 2019 Southwest Region Dealer of the Year. H&E’s successful sales efforts in 2019 have proven that they are outstanding in the construction equipment market. Takeuchi’s Southwest Region Business Manager Hampton Wideman presented the …

Lousiana DOTD Aviation Division and Director of Aviation Receive Recognition Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Office of Multimodal Commerce’s Aviation Division was recently recognized with the Special Recognition Award by the Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates (LAMA) during their 50th anniversary virtual conference.

This award was presented to this division for the state’s …

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Kathryn Fenstermaker Assumes Role as Corporate Communications Leader at Fenstermaker

LAFAYETTE, LA — C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. announces the internal promotion of Kathryn Fenstermaker to Corporate Communications Leader. Senior Vice President, R. J. Boutte, said, “Kathryn brings her creative vision, talent, energy, experience, and knowledge to this important role. She is ready to lead, and we look …

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Kirby-Smith Grows Road Construction & Minerals Division, Hires Perkins

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Robert Perkins as a Paving & Compaction Specialist for its Road Construction and Minerals Division. Perkins brings nearly two decades of experience related to both the heavy highway construction and heavy equipment industries to the position.

“Robert has paved everything from …

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Malave Selected for New Position at Oklahoma DOT

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Luis Malave has been selected to lead the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Division Three maintenance efforts as the Maintenance Engineer. Malave was selected in September 2020 and will coordinate repair, upkeep, and asset preservation activities in 11 counties in south-central Oklahoma.

Malave’s career with …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

Louisiana DOTD Director of Ports Named President of the American Society of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge Branch

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), Office of Multimodal Commerce’s Director of Ports, Mary Bourgoyne, PE, has been appointed as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Baton Rouge Branch.

Bourgoyne, who previously served as the ASCE President-Elect, will serve …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

Wright Joins Board of Madison County Business League

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that Stan Wright, PE, was recently elected to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Madison County (MS) Business League & Foundation.

Wright joined Neel-Schaffer in 2016 and is a registered Professional Engineer who has more than 20 years …

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Kirby-Smith Adds Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor’s sales, rental, and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm …

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Howland and Mitchell Named to Key Oklahoma DOT Positions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two key positions have been filled in central and north-central Oklahoma for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). Rick Howland has been chosen to oversee construction and maintenance activities in the Oklahoma City metro and Matthew Mitchell has been selected to oversee the department's construction activities …

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Davis Named Oklahoma DOT Director of Operations; Wilkinson Selected for Division 3 Leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two members of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's (ODOT) leadership are set to continue their impact on transportation in new positions. Shawn Davis joins ODOT as Director of Operations and will lead the field divisions as they conduct construction and maintenance projects across the state. …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

Louisiana DOTD’s Kalivoda Wins Prestigious National Award

BATON ROUGE, LA — Eric Kalivoda, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), was recently announced as the recipient of the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award. The award is the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) top award and is …

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ASV Expands Dealer Network in Minnesota, Texas, and Mississippi

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, added new dealers to its dealer network in Q2 of 2020 — three locations each for new dealers CLM Equipment Co. Inc. and TraxPlus LLC, as well as the …

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Thibodeaux Becomes 7th Louisiana Woman to Earn PLS Designation

LAFAYETTE, LA — By obtaining her professional licensure, Jeanine Thibodeaux, PLS has become Fenstermaker’s first ever female Professional Land Surveyor. Thibodeaux recently received word that she had passed the PS Principles and Practice of Surveying exam. According to Bill Tripoli, IT Director at the Louisiana Professional Engineering and …

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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

Yi Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Transportation Engineer in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, LA — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Ting Yi, PhD, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Transportation Engineer based in the firm’s Lafayette, Louisiana, office. Yi has more than 12 years of experience in transportation engineering and specializes in travel demand modeling, traffic …

SITECH Mid-America Established to Serve Regional Civil Construction Contractors

NASHVILLE, IL — Trimble announces that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established to serve civil construction contractors in Southern Illinois, Southern Missouri, and portions of Kansas and Oklahoma. SITECH Mid-America joins the network of SITECH dealerships — the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering a comprehensive portfolio of …

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Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Receives Trailblazer of the Year Award from ARTBA

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. was recently honored with the 2020 Trailblazer of the Year award from the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) at the 32nd Annual P3s in Transportation Virtual Conference.

The award is …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Al-Suwaidi as Pipeline Services Account Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Allen Al-Suwaidi as Pipeline Services Account Manager. Al-Suwaidi will be responsible for managing existing customer accounts of KSM’s Pipeline Services division, which operates independent of territory restrictions, as well as developing new customers nationally in the pipeline construction industry. He joins …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

LiuGong North America Continues to Expand Dealer Network in U.S.

KATY, TX — LiuGong North America has appointed five new construction equipment dealers in the U.S. recently, expanding their growing dealer network. These dealerships provide the LiuGong and Dressta brands to areas of the country that previously did not have the opportunity to put them to the test.

Malvese Equipment …

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Stantec Strengthens Gulf Water Practice with Two Strategic Hires in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Global design and engineering firm, Stantec, has expanded its team of water and geotechnical engineers in the Gulf Region with two strategic hires in Louisiana. These additions strengthen the firm’s Water Practice and its ability to serve clients along the Gulf Coast and beyond.

This …

Hopkins Joins Dewberry as Business Development Manager in Tulsa, Oklahoma

TULSA, OK — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Nicole Hopkins has joined the firm as a Business Development Manager located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, office.

Hopkins joins the firm to work primarily with the architecture practice, specializing in health care, education, justice, and community projects …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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Brown Chosen to Lead Oklahoma DOT's Division Three

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Ron Brown was named Division Engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Division Three, based in Ada. Brown will manage the construction and maintenance of interstates and highways as well as other transportation-related projects in 11 counties in south-central Oklahoma.

Most recently, Brown served …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announces that George Lumpkins, General Manager of Marketing, General Service Manager, and Product Developer Manager retired at the end of May 2020. Lumpkins is a professional with a 45-year career in the construction equipment business, with over 26 years with KOBELCO.

“George …

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Vacuworx Gulf Coast Region Grows with Addition of Castilla and Young

HOUSTON, TX — Vacuworx announces the addition of two new Area Sales Representatives serving customers in the Gulf Coast Region.

Sebastian Castilla joins Vacuworx with 12 years of domestic and global pipeline sales experience, including prior procurement, sales support, and business development roles at Welspun Corp. and Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars, as …

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Kirby-Smith Promotes Brewer to Human Resources Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. promotes Angie Brewer to Human Resources Manager. Brewer joined the heavy equipment distributor in 2016 and most recently served in the role of Human Resources Generalist. Her skillset and leadership have made her an asset to the company, which has over 500 employees …

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Warren CAT Announces the Promotion of Mangrum and the Hiring of Polk and Crouch

TULSA, OK — Warren CAT announces the promotion of Jeremy Mangrum to Machine Sales Representative. Mangrum has been with the company for over 20 years, and during that time he has created a work philosophy that revolves around his customers. He is a firm believer that when you take care …

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Dynapac Names Hyland Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts

FORT MILL, SC — Tim Hyland returned to Dynapac recently as the Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts, working with those customers on sales of the entire Dynapac lineup that includes pavers, feeders, and compaction equipment. He is be based at Dynapac’s North American headquarters in Fort Mill, …

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Mississippi DOT District 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual District Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 7 in McComb, Mississippi.

MDOT’s Roadeos provide employees with an opportunity to sharpen their skills of vehicle handling, trailer maneuvering, and heavy equipment precision. Operators are able to improve their techniques …

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Pitzer Hands Over Responsibility of Liebherr US Market to Bilgeri

Newport News, VA — On April 1, 2020, Daniel Pitzer changed position and moved to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the mobile and crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the U.S. market for the mobile and …

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Kirby-Smith Promotes Brewer to Human Resources Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Angie Brewer to Human Resources Manager. Brewer joined the heavy equipment distributor in 2016 and most recently served in the role of Human Resources Generalist. Brewer will report to Vice President of Human Resources Seth McColley.

“Angie has a passion …

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Lange Selected as Oklahoma DOT Human Resources Director

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Scott Lange was recently named Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Human Resources Director. Lange has more than 34 years of human resources experience and has been with ODOT for six years.

Lange started at the department as a Human Resources Program Manager in March 2014. He …

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Koch Named New Vice President of Product Development at McElroy

TULSA, OK — McElroy announces the appointment of Geoff Koch, PE, as Vice President of Product Development, who will help lead the evolution and global impact of McElroy pipe fusion equipment.

Koch joins McElroy after nearly 25 years with Ditch Witch, where he was Vice President of Product Development. …

Farmer Elected Vice Chairman of Arkansas Highway Commission

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Dalton A. Farmer, Jr. was elected Vice Chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission at a special called meeting, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Farmer was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve a 10-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission. Farmer took …

Moore Elected Chairman of Arkansas Highway Commission

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Robert S. Moore, Jr. was elected Chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission at a special called meeting, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Moore replaces the late Thomas B. Schueck, who passed away March 3, 2020, as Chairman. He was appointed to the …

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Kirkpatrick Earns Designation of Certified Survey Technician

LAFAYETTE, LA — Fenstermaker CAD Operator Toby Kirkpatrick recently passed the Level 1 Certified Survey Technician (CST) examination. Earning the CST certification, issued by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), is a milestone in Kirkpatrick's career and a testament to a growth mindset within the Fenstermaker organization.

“Toby has …

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Lambert-Novotny Named AGCOK 2019 Committee Member of the Year

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company Project Manager Lucy Lambert-Novotny has received the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) 2019 Committee Member of the Year award.

Lambert-Novotny is currently the Chairperson for the Workforce Development Committee at AGCOK. Under her leadership, the Workforce Development Committee, in partnership with …

ABC Pelican Graduates 156 Craft and Trade Professionals

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC Pelican) recently honored 156 craft students at a graduation ceremony for completing craft training programs in electrical (11), heavy equipment (4), millwright (13), mobile crane (19), instrumentation (11), pipefitting (7), project supervision (16), site safety (12) …

Bennett Retires, Tudor Named Arkansas DOT Director

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Highway Commission has named Lorie Harris Tudor as Director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). The commission made the announcement following a special meeting. Tudor will succeed Scott Bennett, who announced his retirement effective March 20, 2020.

“I’ve had a great career …

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King Named Mississippi Transportation Commission Chairman

JACKSON, MS — At its first meeting of 2020, the Mississippi Transportation Commission named Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, as Chairman.

“I am so honored to be elected as Chairman; it is a responsibility I will take pride in,” King said. “As Chairman, my goal is to ensure …

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Neel-Schaffer Announces Promotions for Seven Company Leaders in Louisiana and Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that seven leaders in Louisiana and Mississippi have been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President or Vice President for 2020.

Nick Ferlito, PE, PTOE and Steve Twedt, PE, are now Senior Vice Presidents with the firm. Russ Bryan, ASLA, …

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Marine Earns His Project Management Professional Certification

LAFAYETTE, LA — Fenstermaker Pipeline Division Operations Leader Michael Marine recently earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. According to the Project Management Institute, “You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP is truly …

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Vetter Becomes President of ASPE, Piernicky Becomes President of ACEC

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Two Olsson employees are currently filling leadership roles with organizations that strengthen the engineering profession and industry.

Jim Vetter, Project Engineer on Olsson’s Water/Wastewater team, is serving as President of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE), an affiliate of the National Society of Professional …

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Geotechnology Announces Promotions of Donovan and Howe

MEMPHIS, TN — Geotechnology, Inc., promotes Pat Donovan, PE to Professional Services President and Jim Howe to Exploration President. Geotechnology CEO Ed Alizadeh, PE, JD, announced the changes, which became effective January 1, 2020.

Donovan has been serving as Geotechnology’s Vice President-Regional Manager of the South Region in …

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Crosstown Among First to Certify with Fitwel Community

MEMPHIS, TN — The Center for Active Design (CfAD), operator of the Fitwel Certification System, announces the certification of four projects through Fitwel Community, an evidence-based standard for optimizing holistic health benefits at the neighborhood scale.

While nine projects around the country were selected to participate in the Fitwel pilot …

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Paternostro Named Vice President of Operations for Doggett Machinery Services

PHARR, TX — Doggett Machinery Services announces that Derek Paternostro has been named Vice President of Operations. He will have leadership and operational responsibility for all locations throughout Louisiana and East Texas. His management and customer relations skills will be instrumental in continuing the growth of the business. Doggett Machinery …

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ICUEE Names Hughes New Chair for 2021

TULSA, OK — ICUEE, the demo expo, has named Dave Hughes, Vice President of Global Sales for McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as its 2021 show Chair.

Hughes will lead the ICUEE management committee, a volunteer group of utility construction industry executives for overall show planning. …

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Vacuworx Promotes Raines to Regional Service Manager, Enhances Mobile Response Times in Gulf Coast Region

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces an increased presence in the Gulf Coast area with the promotion of Paul Raines from Production Manager to Regional Service Manager.

Raines is a service-oriented professional with technical know-how, problem-solving abilities and organizational skills. Factory trained and certified to inspect, service and repair all makes …

Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Announces Additional Executive Staff Members

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. announces two new additions to his executive staff. Deidre Deculus Robert has been named as Executive Counsel, and Joshua McNemar has been named as Assistant to Secretary for policy and governmental affairs.

Robert brings …

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Performance Contractors Celebrates 40 Years of Industrial Construction

BATON ROUGE, LA — Performance Contractors, Inc., a full-service industrial contracting firm, announces that it is celebrating 40 years of delivering fabrication, construction, maintenance and turnaround services across the United States. The firm has spent the last four decades focused on core values of safety, quality, workforce development and …

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Power Equipment Announces Promotion of White to General Product Support Manager

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment Company, a part of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Wayne White to General Product Support Manager for the Middle Tennessee region. In his new position, Wayne will oversee the entire Product Support operation in Nashville, Tennessee, including parts and service. …

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Trahan Architects Adds LeBlanc as Director of Business Development and Communications

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Trahan Architects, a global architecture firm based in New Orleans with design studios in New York City and Chicago, founded by Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, welcomes Julia LeBlanc, Director of Business Development and Communications to the firm. LeBlanc has experience in …

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ICRI Announces 2019 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

SAINT PAUL, MN — The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the winners of its 2019 Project Awards. The Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation was chosen as the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen, and the winner was announced at an awards ceremony.

ICRI awarded seven …

Penn and Lowe Named to Head Two Oklahoma DOT Divisions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Executive Director Tim Gatz recently added two new hires to the department.

Sarah Penn was named General Counsel for ODOT. Most recently, she served as the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) General Counsel.

Before she served as General Counsel …

ABC of Oklahoma Presents Manhattan Construction with National Safety Honors, Seven Excellence in Construction Awards

TULSA, OK — Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies with seven 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards and national safety honors. The awards were presented to Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company at the ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet in the …

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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of high-tech rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, welcomes Jason Ammon back to the Dynapac team as Vice President of Product Support & Operations.

Ammon is based in the Fort Mill, South Carolina, office reporting to …

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Trimble Announces Painter as New President, CEO

SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as President and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January …

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Graham Named District 3 Engineer for Mississippi DOT

YAZOO CITY, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces a leadership change in District 3.

Durwood P. Graham has been named District 3 District Engineer following Kevin Magee’s retirement. Before becoming District Engineer, Graham served as the Assistant District Engineer, Construction Operations.

Graham was hired by the …

Crossland Construction Receives ABC of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards

TULSA, OK — Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC) announces that Crossland Construction Company, Inc.’s work on three projects in Oklahoma received awards in ABC’s Excellence in Construction awards competition. Crossland Construction was recognized during the 33rd Annual ABC of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Gala in Tulsa, …

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Brasfield & Gorrie Moves to New Jackson Location

JACKSON, MS — Brasfield & Gorrie recently relocated its Mississippi office to the 600 Concourse building on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. The space increases the office’s footprint and provides additional offices for the growing team.

“Our new workspace will allow our employees to operate in a highly collaborative and …

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Volvo CE Advances Distribution, Appointing Scott Equipment Dealer for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Scott Equipment Company (Scott Equipment) will offer Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) products and services from its locations in Arkansas, in addition to its locations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The company closed an agreement with Little Rock, Arkansas-based Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & …

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HDR Foundation Announces 37 More 2019 Grant Recipients

OMAHA, NE — The HDR Foundation announces 37 grants awarded to nonprofit organizations across the country totaling $204,824. These are part of the 2019 small grant and young professionals action grant cycles. The organizations will use the funds for a variety of educational, recreational and community benefit programs.

Awardees for …

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K-Tec Announces Dealers of Excellence

SPENCER, OH — K-Tec Earthmovers recently held their first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event, in Manitoba, Canada. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, traveling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec’s earthmoving product offerings.

As part of the …

Winners at Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators Roadeo Competition Announced

BILOXI, MS — Equipment operators from Departments of Transportation around the southeast recently competed at the Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators Roadeo in Biloxi. Individual winners of each competition and the overall state with the most points have been announced.

Focusing on efficiency and skill, roadeos provide highway workers with an …

ALLU USA Announces New Dealer for Southern U.S. States

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — ALLU Group Inc. announces Lyle Machinery Company, headquartered in Richland, Mississippi, and with 11 locations across the southern U.S., as its newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Transformer material processing attachments.

The company not only provides sales and rental of ALLU’s screener crusher …

Midwest Block & Brick Earns Safety Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO — Nine Midwest Block & Brick facilities recently earned National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) / Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Safety Awards. The annual recognition goes to product manufacturing members of the NCMA and ICPI for exemplary safety performance based on incidents reported to OSHA 300 log …

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Arkansas DOT Official Receives National Recognition

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) presented major awards to three prominent transportation leaders for exceptional service and innovation during a special ceremony at the organization’s annual meeting, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Lorie Tudor, the Deputy Director …

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Doggett Freightliner of Arkansas Named Winner of the 2019 Successful Dealer Award

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR — Successful Dealer Magazine has named Doggett Freightliner of Arkansas (North Little Rock location) as North America’s 2019 Truck Dealership of the Year (18-wheeler & Vocational). This makes for the third year that Doggett Freightliner was named a finalist for this award (in 2015, in 2017 …

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Katz Named HNTB Oklahoma Practice Leader

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Heidi Katz, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Oklahoma Practice Leader. Katz has experience overseeing a variety of municipal, highway and tolling projects in Oklahoma. She is based in the firm’s Oklahoma City office.

Katz’s role includes overseeing delivery of technical excellence and innovative …

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Patterson Joins HNTB as Transportation Practice Consultant in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Mike Patterson joins HNTB Corporation as a National Transportation Practice Consultant and Vice President. He is based in the firm’s Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, office.

Patterson serves as a strategic advisor to HNTB’s newly-named Oklahoma City Office Practice Leader, Heidi Katz, PE. Together they will help …

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Vacuworx Hires Williamson as Regional Sales Manager for Southeast US

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Bruce Williamson has been hired as Regional Sales Manager, Southeast, serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Williamson is a problem solver who prioritizes communication and follow-through as keys to building customer relationships. Based in Panama City …

Pettibone X-Series Service School Offers Hands-On Training for Dealers

BARAGA, MI — Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC has launched a new X-Series Service School program to provide live, in-person machine training opportunities for members of its dealer network. Hosted by Pettibone dealers at various regional locations, the service school is specifically focused on Pettibone’s next gen X-Series Extendo and Traverse telehandlers. …

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HNTB Names Price President of Central Division

KANSAS CITY, MO — Chris Price, PE, has been named President of HNTB Corporation’s Central Division. He oversees operations, project delivery and client service in nine states including Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi. Price leads approximately 600 professionals who provide aviation, highway, bridge, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes McNatt to Director of Construction Technology

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has promoted Rebecca McNatt to Director of Construction Technology. In this role, McNatt will be responsible for the growth and development of Komatsu Smart Construction and other equipment manufacturer technology programs offered through KSM. Smart Construction from Komatsu provides customers with equipment …

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Foster to Lead Manhattan Road & Bridge Company’s Northwest Arkansas Division

SPRINGDALE, AR — Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, a bridge and infrastructure construction firm, has named 30-year construction industry veteran David Foster as Vice President of Operations of its Northwest Arkansas division. With offices in Springdale and Little Rock, Manhattan provides bridge and heavy infrastructure construction services …

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Mississippi DOT State Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held the 2019 State Equipment Operators Roadeo in Biloxi, Mississippi. Each spring, MDOT hosts the Equipment Operators Roadeo in each of its six districts. The top operators from the district roadeos compete in the state event.

Focusing on safety, efficiency …

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ASLA Elevates Lanaux to the Council of Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as ASLA Fellows for their contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Mike E. Lanaux, Jr., ASLA of CARBO Landscape Architecture in Alexandria, Louisiana, was one of those members elevated to the Council …

Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Announces Magri to Executive Staff as Assistant Secretary

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announces that Daniel Magri has been appointed as a new member to his executive staff. Magri will serve as the next Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, which oversees public transportation, data …

Somerset CPAs and Advisors Launches 2019 Construction Industry Survey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Somerset CPAs and Advisors will be launching their 2019 Construction Industry Financial Performance and Salary & Benefits Survey. This industry-specific survey provides information about the financial standing of the national construction community, outlining salaries and benefits by position, balance sheets, statements of operations and other information as …

Mississippi Students Win at National Engineering Event

JACKSON, MS — Three teams of students from Mississippi took home awards during a national bridge building competition.

Team “Best” from Guntown Middle School placed third in the 7th and 8th Grade category; “Your Arch Nemesis” from East Union Attendance Center placed third in the 9th and 10th Grade category; …

Oklahoma DOT Promotes Sullivan, Angier and January

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two women are making an impact on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) by being named the first females in two top senior staff positions. Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz named Dawn Sullivan as Deputy Director and Terri Angier to the newly created position of Interagency …

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AAPA Attends the Transportation Construction Council Fly-In

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) recently attended the Transportation Construction Council (TCC) Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The week was full of transportation causes from various associations and groups.

This year’s TCC Fly-In was focused on urging members of Congress to provide a solution for …

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Arkansas DOT’s District Seven Employees Receive Director’s Diamond Award

CAMDEN, AR — More than 50 employees of the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s (ARDOT) District Seven received the Director’s Diamond Award for their diligent work and quick restoration of U.S. Highway 278 in Ouachita County.

Around 6:45 a.m. on March 27, a tractor trailer transporting ammonium nitrate on U.S. …

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Morgan Named Office Leader for HNTB’s Central US Offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa

KANSAS CITY, MO — Tim Morgan, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Central U.S. offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. A Vice President, Morgan has 15 years of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure in the region. He previously served …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Opens New Facility in Southeastern Oklahoma

MCALESTER, OK — The Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) team recently celebrated the grand opening of its facility in McAlester, Oklahoma, the 11th location in its network of sales and service branches across a four-state region. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting event that featured representatives from KSM, McAlester community leaders and …

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Thompson Machinery Continues Investment in Tennessee and Mississippi Communities

NASHVILLE, TN — Thompson Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for middle and west Tennessee and north Mississippi, sells and services a variety of equipment, ranging from dozers to backhoes, to electric power generation and on-highway trucks, and even power systems for river barges traveling down the Mississippi River.

“Within …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Kellerstrass as General Manager, Product Support Sales

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces David Kellerstrass as General Manager, Product Support Sales. Kellerstrass will manage product support sales operations, which includes oversight of 16 product support sales representatives for the company. He will focus on growing parts and service opportunities for KSM, partnering with industry …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Chastain as General Service Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has named Kevin Chastain as General Service Manager, expanding the company’s leadership team of industry professionals. Chastain will work to implement strategies that further the growth and development of all service operations, which include over 300 departmental employees across the company’s …

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Williams Named Oklahoma DOT Local Government Division Engineer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Shelly Williams was recently named the Local Government Division Engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. She will be responsible for all interactions and projects partnered with local governments, including county roads and bridges, sidewalks and bicycle paths. This position also implements the County Improvements …

Emery Sapp & Sons Acquires Chester Bross Construction Company, Hutchens Construction Company

JOPLIN, MO — Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS) announces the acquisition of Chester Bross Construction Company of Hannibal, Missouri, and Hutchens Construction Company of Cassville, Missouri, and Springdale, Arkansas. The acquisition will give the ESS’s teams the ability to share resources, expand their geographic footprint and add value for …

$95M in Contracts Awarded at Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include presentation of the Woman of the Year award, a briefing on an emergency Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to repair an I-40 bridge in El Reno and status of several projects that have been rescheduled …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award Winners

ORANGE PARK, FL — Six departments of transportation were named as winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Awards by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design.
The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road …

Ritchie Bros. Appoints Jeter as President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, Taylor as Chief Sales Officer

VANCOUVER, BC — Ritchie Bros. announces an organizational realignment in North America. Jeff Jeter is appointed President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, and Kari Taylor is appointed Chief Sales Officer, U.S. Regions.
Jeter’s responsibilities will include driving the Upstream business by rolling out RB Asset Solutions in the U.S., …

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

LEWIS CENTER, OH — The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) recently announced the election of its new executive board at the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation in Las Vegas. Elected to serve a one-year term, the newly elected Executive Board includes:

Executive Board
President: Gary Brown - R.L. McCoy, …
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Todd Joins HDR as a Client Development Leader for Water

MOBILE, AL — HDR announces Scott Todd to HDR’s water practice as Client Development Leader for Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. In his new position, Todd will work with other teams at HDR to drive the growth of the business and implement strategic initiatives. He is based in the Mobile, Alabama, …

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Mississippi DOT District 5, District 6 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

NEWTON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual District Equipment Operators Roadeo at the MDOT District 5 Headquarters in Newton and the District Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 6 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg.

Focusing on efficiency and skill, MDOT’s roadeos provide …

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Oklahoma DOT Names Taylor Chief Engineer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Brian Taylor has been named the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Chief Engineer. The announcement was made at an Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting. In this senior staff position, Taylor will oversee all statewide engineering and operations activities. He replaces Casey Shell who retired in 2018. …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources. In the new role, McColley will lead people strategy, rewards, talent management, recruiting and leadership development and learning, while also creating an integrated team that will continue to strengthen the culture for the company’s …

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Gatz Appointed New ODOT Executive Director, Patterson to Retire

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission announces the appointment of Tim Gatz as the new Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, following a unanimous vote at a recent meeting. Gatz currently serves as the Secretary of Transportation and the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Turnpike …

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Dostal Named President of Cantera Concrete Company

TULSA, OK — Brent Dostal has been promoted to President of Tulsa-based Cantera Concrete Company, a turn-key concrete subcontractor serving clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas and North Texas. Cantera is a member of Manhattan Construction Group, which is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the southern United …

Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announces officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes became effective on May 1.
Tom Bluth, who was most recently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), has …

Epiroc
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Students Compete in State’s TRAC Bridge Building Challenge


JACKSON, MS — Mississippi middle and high school students recently competed in the statewide Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Challenge at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin Campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl. Over 200 students participated in this year’s competition.

TRAC is an education outreach …

Daniels and Bobe Promoted in Dewberry’s Gulf Coast Offices

Fairfax, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jerri Daniels, CFM, has been promoted to Associate Vice President in the firm’s New Orleans, Louisiana, office, and Andy Bobe, PE, has been promoted to Senior Associate in its Daphne, Alabama, office.
Daniels has been …

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
The National Safety …

Power Equipment Appointed as Epiroc Dealer in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — Power Equipment Company, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been appointed the newest dealer for Epiroc drills, parts, accessories and service in the state of Tennessee. Power Equipment is a member of the Bramco family of companies, one of the largest equipment dealers in North America.

Its …

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Evoquip Appoints Powerscreen Texas as an Authorized Distributor

LA GRANGE, TX — EvoQuip has appointed Powerscreen Texas as the authorized distributor to cover Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The longstanding company will sell the full EvoQuip portfolio of compact crushing and screening equipment. Established in 1978, Powerscreen Texas provides quality products, service and parts to their customer base. …

Hamm
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Kirby Smith Machinery
Vacuworx Adds New Members to North American Sales Team

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces the expansion of its North American sales force with the addition of three new members to their existing team going into 2019. The manufacturer is aligning its sales team to handle key accounts, serve new and existing territories and support a diversified line of vacuum …