Industry/business: Minnich Manufacturing announces 2018 top dealers

Plus, Acrow supplies 61 bridges to Panama for rural infrastructure development

April 19, 2019
Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa)

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 Inc. from Novi, Mich.

April 9, 2019—Minnich Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, has announced its top dealers of 2018 according to sales performance. Top Minnich dealers for 2018 include: Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa); Northern Region: Ace Cutting Equipment & Supply, Inc. (Novi, Mich.); Southern Region: Live Oak Construction Supply Inc. (Norcross, Ga.); and Western Region: Hub Construction Specialties (San Bernardino, Calif.).

The LiRo Group promotes Nancy Malicki to vice president

LiRo Group Nancy Malicki vice president

April 11, 2019—The LiRo Group, a national project and construction management, architecture, engineering, and technology firm, has promoted Nancy Malicki to vice president in charge of LiRo’s marketing department. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Syosset, N.Y., LiRo operates regional offices throughout New York City and New York State, with other offices also located around the East Coast. The company employs more than 950 construction managers, engineers, architects, planners, BIM and GIS specialists, and other construction and support professionals nationwide. Ms. Malicki is responsible for managing LiRo’s marketing program, including the development and production of proposals, business development activities, advertising, client presentations, and strategic communications and marketing initiatives. She joined LiRo in 2001 as marketing coordinator. Ms. Malicki’s previous title was associate vice president. Prior to LiRo, she had been the Director of Research at Adelphi University, conducting grant research on alternative energy sources.

Acrow supplies 61 bridges to Panama’s Ministry of Public Works for rural infrastructure development

April 8, 2019—Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, is pleased to announce that it provided Panama’s Ministry of Public Works with 61 modular steel bridges in 2018, along with training on assembly and installation of the structures to enable local engineers, technicians, and contractors to implement this priority infrastructure project. Acrow is pleased to further report that approximately half of the bridges have already been installed. While transportation infrastructure in the urban areas of the country is robustly developed, in the rural areas of Panama, road density is among the lowest in Central America, according to the World Economic Forum. In order to address this deficit and exploit the potential economic gains of expanded trade connectivity, Panama’s current Government Strategic Plan includes investments to construct and expand highway and rural road infrastructure. The bridges supplied by Acrow will be used in rural regions of the country in the form of new crossings as well as to replace deficient or decommissioned structures.

Doosan Infracore North America opens new 57,000-sq-ft parts distribution center near Seattle

Doosan Seattle distribution center

April 5, 2019—Doosan Infracore North America, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, opened its second North American parts distribution center near Seattle, Wash. In late 2018, Doosan opened a new 100,000-sq-ft parts distribution center in the Atlanta area. A second Doosan parts distribution center in Lacey, Wash., became operational April 1, 2019. The second Doosan parts distribution center nearly triples the company’s parts inventory for its dealers and customers in North America. The Doosan parts distribution center in Lacey is approximately 57,000 sq ft. Doosan dealers and customers in the Western U.S. and Canada will benefit from the new facility, with better service options, deeper inventory and faster parts delivery. The Lacey facility is designed for genuine Doosan parts distribution and shipping. The center will initially stock approximately 9,000 stock keeping units that can be shipped to service Doosan equipment throughout the Western U.S. and Canada, with room to expand parts inventory. Such Doosan construction equipment includes articulated dump trucks, crawler excavators, material handlers, mini excavators, log loaders and wheel loaders.

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