July 2020

A Superior SolutionBolair Fluid Handling Systems

A Superior Solution

Bolair Fluid Handling Systems

In 1982, Leonard Haddow designed and built the “Bolaro-Cat,” a clever, two-component pumping system using Aro pumps and air motors for spray and dispense applications. The engineering entrepreneur launched a business selling and servicing the custom-made product out of Mississauga, Ontario for varied applications from hockey sticks to pipeline coatings. By the late 1980s, the small company had taken on the Graco product line in addition to Aro (now Ingersol Rand Aro), making Bolair a recognized expert for both Aro and Graco pumping systems within the two-components coatings industry.

Helping Building Owners Reduce Energy Use and Utility BillsWatershed Technologies

Helping Building Owners Reduce Energy Use and Utility Bills

Watershed Technologies

Watershed Technologies Inc. offers a suite of services and solutions designed to conserve energy and lower utility bills in multi-residential buildings. This Toronto-based firm uses audits and technological tools to measure and monitor a building’s water and energy consumption, and the data is then presented to clients along with cost-reducing energy conservation measures.

A Resource You Can Count OnMechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

A Resource You Can Count On

Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves approximately 2,600 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service. The trade organization is the go-to resource for the industry, offering everything from educational opportunities and technological initiatives to advocacy. The COVID-19 crisis has brought out the best in the organization as the team works to provide the support the industry needs during this challenging time.

Building CommunityL&L Builders

Building Community

L&L Builders

L&L Builders got its start in 1960 as a residential masonry company operating under the name Larry Book Contracting. Business boomed and the company quickly expanded into the commercial sector and evolved into a merit-shop general contracting firm.

A Company with CommitmentJeremy Hiltz Excavating

A Company with Commitment

Jeremy Hiltz Excavating

A quarter of a century ago, a New Hampshire-based entrepreneur named Jeremy Hiltz used his strong foundation in the construction industry to launch his own company. “I grew up in the excavating business with my family and went out on my own in 1996 and started the company from nothing,” Hiltz says.

Support Where it Matters MostCCI Piping Systems

Support Where it Matters Most

CCI Piping Systems

Cutting corners during pipeline installations inevitably becomes a costly affair, so oil, gas, water, and wastewater industry giants avoid this by turning to CCI Piping Systems for durable solutions that save time and increase pipeline lifespan.

Innovation and QualityConcrete Pipe and Precast

Innovation and Quality

Concrete Pipe and Precast

Exceptional products, service, and experience: three things customers can expect to receive from Concrete Pipe & Precast. And as an esteemed supplier of precast concrete pipe and structures in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, CP&P works with its customers to develop unique and innovative products.

Building Highways to the FutureEd Bell Construction Company

Building Highways to the Future

Ed Bell Construction Company

The influence of the Ed Bell Construction Company extends far beyond the highways of North Texas, and serves as a model for the future of highway construction. Recently, we enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation with Phillippe Falkner, who describes his role of Business Services Specialist at Ed Bell Construction Company (EBCC) “as a catch-all role to handle technology, special projects, continuous improvement, fleet management, software, and workforce development. I’m kind of a Jack-of-all-trades, and my job never gets monotonous, because two days are never the same.”

Community Comes First at this Award-Winning CompanySilver Star Construction Co.

Community Comes First at this Award-Winning Company

Silver Star Construction Co.

Hailing from Moore, Oklahoma, Silver Star Construction provides essential commercial services as one of the largest paving contractors in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. This company’s diverse range of skill sets has been recognized with multiple awards, and it continues to fine-tune operations to be even better. We spoke with its Executive Vice President Tim Caudle and President Craig Parker to learn more.

Focused on the Next GenerationDXI Construction

Focused on the Next Generation

DXI Construction

Turnkey site preparation company DXI Construction was established in 1966 as a small paving company under the name of Dixie Construction Company, owned and operated by the Dixon family. What began as a family business performing small weekend projects has grown to be a committed force that is eager and ready to take on some of the most challenging, mission-critical projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.

A Passion for WoodworkingMenuiserox

A Passion for Woodworking


Simon Boucher, a carpenter with a passion for woodworking, founded Menuiserox in 1979 to sell state-of-the-art hardwood components to the construction industry. By 1985 the humble startup had expanded well beyond its hometown of Beauceville, Quebec, to sell throughout the province.


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