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NRMCA hosts 2013 Concrete Sustainability Conference

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2013

NRMCA hosts 2013 Concrete Sustainability Conference

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), along with several other sponsors, is hosting the eighth annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC) May 6-8 in San Francisco, California. The conference is aimed at educating researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, public ...

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California researchers promote new pavements to cool cities

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

California researchers promote new pavements to cool cities

In an effort to combat the sunlight absorption and heat radiation resulting from the typical black asphalt pavement, researchers at the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley Lab are showcasing some cooler alternatives, according to Fast Company. The Heat Island Group, part ...

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General Equipment expands into Minnesota

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 22, 2012

General Equipment and Supplies, the authorized Link-Belt dealer in North Dakota, has expanded into Minnesota, where the company will serve its customers from branches in Hibbing and Shakopee. “General Equipment is excited about our appointment to be the Link-Belt dealer in ...

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New Pirtek opens in California

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 22, 2012

New Pirtek opens in California

  A new Pirtek franchise is scheduled to open in Long Beach, California, on February 20. The store, operated by owner Paul Martin and his family, will specialize in manufacturing replacement hydraulic hose assemblies at customer jobsites and will cater to ...

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Polaris Minerals completes lease of Long Beach marine aggregates terminal

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 06, 2010

Polaris Minerals Corporation has entered into a lease, with L.G. Everist, Inc. for Berth D-44 in the Port of Long Beach, California, with an initial term of five years and three additional five-year extension options, exercisable by Polaris, which would ...

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Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry could mean millions for California

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 24, 2010

Granite Construction's proposed Liberty Quarry would help refill California’s depleted coffers, pouring millions of dollars into state and local governments and helping to fund the struggling California State Teachers Retirement System. The nearly bankrupt Golden State is facing a $20 billion ...

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U.S. construction industry adds 14,000 jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 24, 2010

The nation's construction industry added 14,000 jobs nationwide in April, according to the Labor Department, marking the first back-to-back monthly gains in that sector since 2006, the Los Angeles Times reports. In all, 29 states gained construction jobs that month, according ...

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Caltrans: 111 public transit, air quality projects get $63.3 million in funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Caltrans today announced it has awarded $63.3 million to fund 111 public transit and air quality projects across California to upgrade transit service and purchase eco-friendly buses. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond, which ...

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Orange County Transportation Authority names new deputy CEO

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 12, 2010

Orange County Transportation Authority names new deputy CEO

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has named Darrell Johnson, a transportation industry veteran and longtime supporter of public transit, as the agency's new deputy CEO. Johnson, who most recently held the position of executive director of rail programs, took his ...

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California Transportation Commission allocates $357 million after state bond sale

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 08, 2010

Freeway and rail projects throughout Orange County, California, received a financial boost Wednesday when the California Transportation Commission allocated more than $357 million to fund construction. The commission allocated the money as a result of state bond sales last month. The ...

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Granite Construction awarded $24M stimulus-funded reconstruction project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2009

Fear has arisen that the economy will continue to stall, especially in the transportation sector, as much of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a.k.a. "the stimulus” funding has already been awarded. Although there was talk of a second stimulus ...

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Caltrans honored for Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 10, 2009

The Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has recognized the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for its Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), a plan to reduce highway fatalities by 20 percent. The SHSP proactively identifies and establishes priorities ...

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