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Celebration Marks the Completion of the New $5.4M Ground Engine Run Up and Compass Calibration Pad Project at St. Louis Downtown Airport

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL — A ribbon cutting recently celebrated the official opening of St. Louis Downtown Airport’s new Ground Engine Run-Up and Compass Calibration Pad project. Representatives of St. Louis Downtown Airport, Bi-State Development, the Illinois Department of Transportation, state and local elected officials, and invited guests were …

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ConstructReach Hosts Community Engagement Initiative and Industry Roundtable in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO — ConstructReach, a construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy, will host a three-day event, titled “Show Me Progress,” September 25-27 in St. Louis, Missouri. Hosted in ConstructReach’s headquarters city, the event will begin with an industry roundtable discussion on salient issues surrounding diversity, equity, and …

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28th Annual IAAP Illinois Teachers Workshop Brings Teachers Together to Learn About Rocks, Minerals, and Mining

GALENA, IL — Teachers from across Illinois gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois. Attendees refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned about the importance of stone, …

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Midwest Transportation Leaders Join in Milwaukee for Infrastructure Talks

MILWAUKEE, WI — Milwaukee recently took center stage in the Midwest transportation world as Wisconsin hosted the annual meeting for the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Transportation leaders and industry partners across 10 Midwest states gathered to share best practices, learn about transportation innovations, and network with …

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Inaugural Werk-Brau Golf Outing Raises $70,000 for Construction Angels

FINDLAY, OH — The inaugural Werk-Brau Golf Outing to benefit Construction Angels raised over $70,000 to aid families of fallen construction workers in Ohio. In addition to the traditional “longest drive” and “closest to the pin” contests, the festivities included a putting contest — putting with a Case CX17C fitted …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Brandeis Machinery
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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Edgewood Middle School

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — North Shore School District 112, Gilbane Building Company, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the Edgewood Middle School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The new Edgewood Middle School represents the future and is built to serve the community for the next 50 …

Gilbane and Lorain Public Library System Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the Avon Branch Library

AVON, OH — After nearly two years of construction, community members recently gathered to celebrate the grand reopening of Lorain Public Library System’s newest branch in Avon, Ohio. The event included live cooking demonstrations in The Norton Family Foundation Demonstration Kitchen, tours of the space, and additional activities for children …

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IAAP 2022 Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference Highlights

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers’ (IAAP) 54th Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference gave those working in the aggregates industry a chance to learn about the goods and services offered by 57 of IAAP’s associate member companies. Over the course of two days, attendees …

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Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Customer Appreciation Days

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument Geospatial recently continued its annual tradition of hosting open houses and customer appreciation days at its many locations throughout the Midwest. In the Construction Digest area, the event was held in the St. Louis, Missouri, location.

Seiler President Eric “Rick” Seiler Jr. and Vice …

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Patients Get Hands-On with Bulldozers, Excavators, and Telehandlers at Clayco-Sponsored Kids Dig Event

CHICAGO, IL — It was all smiles for the dozens of tykes attending the first annual Chicago Kids Dig, hosted by the full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm Clayco, in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

The event …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Brandeis Machinery
Poettker Construction Raises $52,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — Poettker Construction, a multi-generation family-owned construction company, raised $52,000 in its annual golf classic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois (BBBSIL). The golf classic was held at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois.

“We always look forward to the annual golf …

Construction Begins on I-69 Ohio River Crossing Section 1 in Kentucky

HENDERSON, KY — Global design firm Stantec and design-build partner Ragle, Inc. have begun construction on the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (ORX) Section 1 in western Kentucky. Initiation of the project construction phase was celebrated at a groundbreaking ceremony with elected officials, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) personnel, Federal Highway Administration …

IAAP Brings Together Teachers from Across Illinois for Rocks, Minerals, and Mining Workshop

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Teachers from across the state gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals, & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Everyone present refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned about …

Kentucky Governor Cuts Ribbon on Final Segment of KY 30 Project

TYNER, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the completion of a 20-year transportation project that improves safety, connectivity, and economic opportunities in southeastern Kentucky. The new, wider Kentucky Highway 30 stretches 33 miles from Booneville to London. Beshear also unveiled honorary signage naming …

Governor Beshear and Kentucky Officials Break Ground on I-69 ORX

HENDERSON, KY — The first shovels of dirt have been turned for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX). Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray, Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Henderson County Judge/Executive Brad Schneider and Evansville, Indiana, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined forces to break …

Case  - Utility
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Burris Equipment
Ohio DOT Announces Winners of Annual Roadeo

LIMA, OH — Employees from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 garages in Wyandot and Hancock counties were named winners in the ODOT District 1 truck and loader roadeo in Lima, Ohio.

Dylan Neff, who works as a Highway Technician in the Wyandot County garage, won the truck …

WCMLE 2022 to be Held in November at the Wisconsin Exposition Center

WEST ALLIS, WI — The Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE), formerly CONEX, has been scheduled to take place this year on November 2 and 3, 2022, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on …