How many corporations can boast two hundred years of excellence in product and service? Not many, but Demag Cranes is just such an organization and specializes in cranes, drives, and handling technologies. The company works within a host of industries including construction, steel and mining and is known for its quality and level of service. It boasts premium products and highly innovative solutions. We had the pleasure of speaking with Division Manager Jim Satow.
Peed EquipmentLeading the Industry with Second-to-None Service
Earthmoving and mining work require industrial machinery, and Peed Equipment Co. answers the call as a heavy equipment rental specialist. Its head office is in Temecula, California, but it works in many states with recent work in Florida, Idaho, and Texas, as well as across the border in Canada, and even Mexico.
ML KishigoClothing that Works, to Make Work Easier
Back in 2015, Construction in Focus wrote about ML Kishigo, the manufacturer of high-visibility safety clothes and equipment. The Brilliant series and Black series workwear were in their infancy back then, and the West Virginia warehouse was just up and running. One major issue back in 2015 was the influx of companies with little to no experience flooding the market with inferior non ANSI compliant products while claiming ANSI compliance. We caught up with President Greg Hayward.
B&K Equipment and Crane ServiceService Built on Integrity and Family
B&K Equipment and Crane Service, based in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, is approaching its thirtieth anniversary. Founded in 1989 by Tracy Keeney, the company is a true family business, not only in the literal sense but also in terms of its supportive, service-based atmosphere built on integrity.
NPK Construction EquipmentManufacturing Quality Products with Quality Employees for More Than 30 Years
Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. LTD (NPK Japan) has been designing and manufacturing attachments for construction equipment since the 1950s. NPK Construction Equipment, Inc. was formed in 1985 as a partnership between NPK Japan and business associates in Cleveland, Ohio. NPK Construction Equipment became the sole distribution and support network for NPK products in North and South America. We spoke with NPK President Dan Tyrrell.
TektonThe Total Package
In December of 2014, we had the privilege of speaking with Gabriel Hernandez, who told us about family-run Tekton Construction of Florida. The company is a shell contractor, and this method has really taken the industry by storm.
Steven Feller P.E., LLCBringing Visions to Life
Steven Feller P.E., LLC is a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) consulting engineering firm based in Florida, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, New York, Tampa and India, with project experience nationally and internationally. The firm works with some of the biggest developers and real estate entities in the world.
Mellott CompanyApproaching 100 Years of Innovation and Service
2020 will mark the hundredth anniversary of this successful company serving the aggregate (crushed stone and slag) industry. Now in its fourth generation, the family-owned Mellott Company is surging ahead with acquisitions and forward thinking that will ensure its survival and expansion.
Northwest ExcavatingLeading its Industry for Nearly 60 Years
Northwest Excavating is an excavation and utilities contractor that works on underground power communications through its underground division. It also has a rental component that includes operating as a subcontractor with earthmoving equipment. We spoke to Vice President Robbie Groff to learn more.
Dering Pierson GroupStrong Values, Rich Experience
Dering Pierson Group is a general contractor providing a host of services. It began with people of like mind and similar values but varied experiences who decided to form a company. What followed is a successful venture that includes general contracting services for the hospitality and commercial markets.
MatcomSuperior Quality, Superior Service
This is our second feature on Matcom, an industrial machinery moving company in business for over 40 years. Since our first article in 2016, the company located in Vaughan, Ontario has achieved significant growth and positive changes. We spoke with President Matt Rix and discussed his role in the company which is achieving new levels of excellence.
Newport ConcreteBuilding Expertise, Building Relationships
Newport Concrete out of Manassas, Virginia supplies concrete to builders and provides other essential tools for the residential housing industry. It depends on suppliers to acquire such things as rebar and will also supply labor for these projects…
Bloomsdale ExcavatingBuilding Relationships for More than 70 Years
We wrote about Bloomsdale Excavating, a family-run company for three generations, back in November of 2015. It serves many industries but concentrates on excavation, blasting and miscellaneous concrete work for site development. Bloomsdale is also known for the development and implementation of safe mining practices that help other companies throughout the country. We spoke with Executive Vice President Pete Buback and President Scott Drury about the company’s many recent developments.
SD CliftonPutting Clients First
SD Clifton is a general contractor from Southeast Georgia with a history that spans thirty-two years. It has about twenty-five loyal employees, and it is a rare occurrence for one to leave. Devotion to safety and safe working sites along with its faith-based system have helped SD Clifton garner a solid reputation in the industry and many repeat clients. Finding the right subcontractors is a challenge, but this affects everyone in the industry. We spoke with Rob Clifton, the man in charge of business development.
Granite ContractingBeyond Paving
Cornelius, North Carolina-based asphalt paving company Granite Contracting was formed nearly twenty years ago, and now has three locations, three plants, and close to 140 employees. We spoke with its President Steve Cosper to find out more.
SterlingReaching New Heights from the Top of History’s Steps
The current boom in construction has amplified environmental concerns. One way to lessen the effects of a construction site is to use high-quality ground protection mats. Sterling, of Phoenix, Illinois has been working in the lumber industry since 1949 but has shifted gears over the years to concentrate on producing the best mats available. It takes great pride in its work, and we spoke with its Chief Executive Officer Carter Sterling to find out more.
Outpak WashoutThinking Outside AND Inside the Box
As the North American construction sector continues to grow, environmental concerns spike. Concrete washout is leftover residue created from rinsing concrete truck chutes, and the washout from a construction site is full of toxic materials that should not be anywhere near groundwater sources. There are different solutions in place, but new ones are needed, especially considering growing enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act.
Top Lift EnterprisesTop of the Line Equipment at Top Lift Enterprises
Top Lift Enterprises of Stoney Creek, Ontario specializes in heavy equipment sales and distribution. It works within several industries, and this diversification can be beneficial during economic downturns. This one-stop-shop includes a full parts and service department. We spoke with newly hired Ken Smith, general manager at Toplift North America, Top Lift Enterprises’ parent company.
JPW CompaniesQuality, Safety, Satisfaction and Teamwork Since 1953
JPW Companies, which includes JPW Riggers, JPW Structural Contracting and JPW Erectors, is now celebrating its 65th year in business. Construction in Focus wrote about this ever-expanding entity in August of 2017, but a lot has changed in that short period. The Tompkins Financial Building is completed; a new website is operational; a sales and marketing department was added; and a series of challenging projects completed. We spoke with Co-owner, John Wozniczka and the new Director of Marketing and Sales, Julie August, to find out more.
Forest Products GroupSimply the Best Since 1959
Founded in 1959, the Forest Products Group, a family run enterprise presently has four offices, two in Ohio and one each in North Carolina and Indiana. It is a specialty wholesale wood products distributor that places a special emphasis on its relations with suppliers and customers. New milling equipment has been brought in to improve efficiencies and keep up with the technological advances. It is excited about its growth into the North Carolinas. We spoke with Vice President Charlie Hess.
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