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Lake of the Woods County, Minn., full-depth reclamation
Case Studies April 19, 2019
Tim Erickson, Lake of the Woods County, Minn., engineer, was looking for the best solution to rehabilitate County State Aid Highway (CSAH) #8. This was a 5.2-mile project in the heart of the county’s fishing resort and agriculture industries. It was crucial that whatever the county did to address...
Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa)

Minnich's top overall dealer and Midwest Region top dealer Logan Contractors Supply Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa

News April 19, 2019
Minnich Manufacturing announces top dealers of 2018 Clockwise from top: Southern Region top dealer Live Oak Construction Supply Inc. in Norcross, Ga.; Western Region top dealer Hub Construction Specialties in San Bernardino, Calif.; and Northern Region top dealer Ace Cutting Equipment & Supply...
AQTr innovation award Montreal
News April 12, 2019
AQTr Congress names GTT’s intelligent traffic project in Montreal as 2019 innovation award finalist April 3, 2019—The Quebec Transportation Association (AQTr) recently selected a project that empowers officials in Montreal to oversee and control the movement of vehicles that operate on its streets...
bauma, construction equipment, wheel loader
News April 08, 2019
A gray, overcast sky covered the opening day of bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany. While some manufacturers talked about electric machines, Case Construction Equipment popped through like a ray of light behind its prototype wheel loader called Project Tetra.   The wheel loader relies on a methane...
Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge Los Angeles
News April 05, 2019
CEMEX supplies largest bridge ever in Los Angeles March 28, 2019—CEMEX USA announced it is providing concrete, including a specialized self-consolidating mix, along with thousands of tons of aggregates for the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles, Calif.—the replacement of the...
High Bridge arch span deck finishing
Article April 01, 2019
The Smith Avenue Bridge, known as the High Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minn., consists of three continuous tied steel arch main spans with steel multi-girder approach spans.   Originally constructed in 1987, the main spans consist of a 502-ft full arch (Span 4) and two half...
Wildcat Creek Bridge Cascade Mountains
Article April 01, 2019
The Cascade Mountain Range runs from Northern California into British Columbia, Canada, dividing the state of Washington in two.   Western Washington is home to the lush greenery and moody skies of Puget Sound, including the surging Seattle metropolitan area—mocha lattes and Microsoft; shipyards...
Genie True Value Rental's 2018 Construction Vendor of the Year
News March 29, 2019
Genie namd True Value Rental's 2018 Construction Vendor of the Year March 22, 2019—At True Value Company’s Spring Reunion buying show in Dallas, Texas, the company’s rental division recently recognized Genie, a Terex brand, as its 2018 Construction Vendor of the Year. For more than 18 years, True...
MnDOT cone penetration testing 1
Article March 25, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Foundations Unit is responsible for providing geotechnical engineering services to a variety of internal clients including the Bridge Office as well as the design, construction, and maintenance groups within eight regional MnDOT districts. While...
Genie Lift Pro Supervisor Training
News March 22, 2019
Genie Lift Pro training now includes supervisor training course that meets ANSI requirements March 18, 2019—The new ANSI A92.22 standards for safe use and ANSI A92.24 standards for training carry with them some major changes and substantial additional requirements for training, with new...
110-ton Link-Belt 218 HSL crawler crane on West Waukesha Bypass
Case Studies March 19, 2019
Highway construction is always a significant undertaking, but some projects come with more backstory than others. Take the West Waukesha Bypass in Waukesha, Wis., which has been in discussion since at least the 1970s. Designed to provide a link around the city by connecting I-94 and S.R. 59, the...
Volvo CE excavator
News March 15, 2019
Volvo CE machines win EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership awards March 7, 2019—The leading data researcher for the construction equipment industry EquipmentWatch has selected two Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines for its 2019 Lowest Cost of Ownership...
oversize/overweight permit for trucks Illinois DOT
Case Studies March 14, 2019
The Illinois DOT (IDOT) must find a safe route for trucks traveling in the state of Illinois and issue an oversize/overweight (OS/OW) permit for trucks carrying large loads. With slow, manual permitting processes, IDOT sought to update and automate its permitting system. IDOT implemented the...
HCSS Construction Intern of the Year
News March 08, 2019
Kent Beecham named 2018 Construction Intern of the Year March 4, 2019—Construction software developer HCSS celebrated the close of its annual Construction Intern Awards program by presenting Kent Beecham a $10,000 Intern of the Year scholarship check at HCSS’s Users Group Meeting. The fourth-annual...
braided ramps; highway construction; I-15 Utah
News March 06, 2019
The Utah DOT (UDOT) has approved the selection of the braided ramps option design for the interchange at Main Street (S.R. 115) and I-15 in the city of Payson.   UDOT issued a Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the selection of the braided ramps as the preferred alternative out of several design...
Alaska quake damage
Article March 04, 2019
At 8:29 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, the earth started rocking and shaking in Anchorage, Alaska.   At the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) headquarters, ceiling tiles fell on desks, shelves and their contents spilled onto the floor, and families anxiously...
I-65 in Clark County, Ind.
Article March 04, 2019
More often than not on a paving job, it’s not the paving itself that proves to be the most challenging aspect—it’s handling the traffic.   Live traffic in close proximity to an active work zone presents numerous challenges and dangers, not least of which is worker safety. But the placement of a...
South Carolina I-85
Article March 04, 2019
It’s impossible to convince rain to come again another day. Sloan Construction tested this hypothesis more times than it needed to.   Dark storm clouds meant extra work for the contractor, at least at the start of the I-85 project in South Carolina. An 11.8-mile stretch of highway was in such bad...
I-10 Riverside County, Calif.
Article March 04, 2019
When working on one of the largest pavement rehabilitation projects in the history of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on one of the busiest interstate highways in the U.S., any contractor is going to have their work cut out for them.   Such was the task that Granite...
MnDOT geotechnical  asset performance
Article March 04, 2019
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) is the federal law that lit a fire under state departments of transportation.   It called on them to institutionalize asset management and performance standards as they implement innovative technologies, practices, and policies. MAP-21 and...
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