In Pursuit of OptimizationCommand Alkon

In Pursuit of Optimization

Command Alkon

Command Alkon is a name that is synonymous with innovation. Its software and technology have changed how ready-mix concrete, aggregate, asphalt and cement producers, suppliers, contractors and haulers do business every day. The company has been headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama since 1976.

Serving Communities for the Advancements of AllThe Southern States Millwright Regional Council

Serving Communities for the Advancements of All

The Southern States Millwright Regional Council

The Southern States Millwright Regional Council (SSMRC) is a valuable resource for the industries it serves. The SSMRC is made up of approximately 5,600 skilled millwrights, journeymen and apprentices across eleven southern states from North Carolina to Texas. The SSMRC was founded to serve the needs of its partnering contractors, end users, and their members, who are widely considered to be the best in the industry.

Changing the SkylineWalters Group & Ironworkers International

Changing the Skyline

Walters Group & Ironworkers International

Please note: This article contains explicit material about Ironworkers, the unsung heroes of the construction industry and the professionals that steel fabrication and erection companies like the Walters Group depend on for their success. At high elevations and in Canada’s challenging climate conditions of 110 kilometre per hour winds, -40 Celsius temperatures, whiteouts and ice, they are getting the job done. Reader discretion is advised.

Equipping Customers’ SuccessJPS Equipment Rental

Equipping Customers’ Success

JPS Equipment Rental

Under the experienced hand of company President Jason Bullock, the JPS name has grown into a well-known and highly respected brand across the state of Louisiana and beyond its borders. Bullock has overseen the evolution and rapid growth of a number of companies under the JPS umbrella, including JPS Aviation, providing aircraft charters; JPS Executive Transportation, with a fleet of vehicles providing professional driver and chauffeur services; JPS Realty, with years of combined real estate knowledge; JPS Ford, offering new and used vehicles and a service center; JPS Sports Management; and JPS Equipment Rental.

Whatever it TakesCordeck

Whatever it Takes


Cordeck is a full service manufacturer of metal deck, a formed corrugated steel sheet supported by steel joists or beams to provide structurally efficient floor and roof systems. It includes the roof deck, the floor deck, form deck and cellular deck.

Creating Landscapes for LifeLandscape Concepts Management

Creating Landscapes for Life

Landscape Concepts Management

Landscape Concepts Management began in 1981 in a very small garage in Libertyville, Illinois as a construction and landscape management operation. From these humble beginnings, the company worked to establish a reputation and soon launched a partnership with a major developer in the Chicago Metropolitan area called Cambridge Homes. This was the beginning of a trend of consistent growth for Landscape Concepts.

Benefitting Communities WorldwideThe Importance of Public Spaces

Benefitting Communities Worldwide

The Importance of Public Spaces

Throughout history, public spaces have played a vital role in shaping our daily lives. From the original Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park to the centuries-old Plaza Mayor in Madrid built during the reign of Philip III, to New York’s legendary Central Park – one of the most-filmed and visited spots in the world – parks, public squares, waterfronts, gardens, community centers, playgrounds and even dog parks are places for us to meet, interact with one another and keep a finger on the pulse of our communities.

A Wire Mesh Producer Broadens Its ReachEngineered Wire Products

A Wire Mesh Producer Broadens Its Reach

Engineered Wire Products

Engineered Wire Products (EWP) of Upper Sandusky, Ohio is a fast-growing mesh producer that we first profiled last year in Construction in Focus. EWP produces welded wire reinforcement (WWR) for the precast (PC) and cast in place (CIP) concrete industries, with reinforcing products utilized in a wide variety of construction, infrastructure, industrial, agricultural and transportation projects. The company has spent the past year focusing on opportunities and growth, especially with recently acquired Las Cruces, NM and Warren, OH facilities.

Going the Extra MileScurlock Industries

Going the Extra Mile

Scurlock Industries

From unlikely beginnings, Scurlock Industries has found great success. The company was started by Vance Scurlock who was a certified professional accountant (CPA) for Price Waterhouse in the 1930s and later worked for the FBI and the Mercantile Bank of Jonesboro. In 1953, he decided to cash in his retirement to start Jonesboro Concrete Pipe.

The Means to its Clients’ End ProductsStandley Batch Systems

The Means to its Clients’ End Products

Standley Batch Systems

For over three-quarters of a century, Standley Batch Systems has customized solutions for its customers with its concrete paver and block, precast and prestressed concrete, ready-mix concrete, dry mix concrete, bagging and frac sand plants, for every batching and mixing need. During its long history, no two customers have ever received the same plant.

110 Years in the MakingAmerican Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)

110 Years in the Making

American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)

As the world’s most commonly used building material, concrete offers a wealth of features that make it the material for building projects everywhere, both above and below ground. Behind the concrete that is so commonly used for infrastructure in America is the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) which advocates, represents and educates its members, as well as the collective concrete pipe industry.

A True Family FirmGeorge Reed Inc.

A True Family Firm

George Reed Inc.

George Reed Inc. is a general engineering contractor from Modesto, California that has been around for over seventy-three years providing services that include grading, paving, concrete work, asphalt and aggregate. It is the go-to contractor for emergency repairs aided by three asphalt plants and four rock quarry supply sites. In the off-season, when the ground is too cold, the company has to find other ways of occupying its time, which it does by entering the private market. Construction in Focus spoke with Director of Business Development Chris Marr.

Celebrating 70 Years as a Family-Owned BusinessJohnson Concrete Company

Celebrating 70 Years as a Family-Owned Business

Johnson Concrete Company

With headquarters in Salisbury, North Carolina, Johnson Concrete is celebrating seventy years of spirit and innovation; of maintaining integrity in an industry dominated by behemoths and of developing unique solutions for issues facing concrete masonry. It is also celebrating by rebranding as Johnson Concrete Products to accurately reflect a diverse range that includes its new ProBlock Masonry Wall System.

Full-Service and Fast-GrowingPJM Mechanical Contractors

Full-Service and Fast-Growing

PJM Mechanical Contractors

PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc., is a full-service contractor that offers construction and installation, service and maintenance, fabrication, design/build, and boom truck services. Within these broader categories, the Ewing, New Jersey-based company also performs sheet metal work, duct work, plumbing and welding fabrication. A union shop, PJM has been expanding its service offerings, personnel, and client base, and is eager to keep growing.

A Better WayTurnagain Marine Construction

A Better Way

Turnagain Marine Construction

Working in Alaska as a marine constructor of piers and docks and a provider of offshore crane and barge support along with a host of other services can be quite the challenge. The weather, competition and finding the right people with appropriate skill sets can truly test the competencies of a construction company in this northern state. Construction in Focus spoke with Operations Manager Julian Koerner about its prospects for the future.


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