Steele Knows Dirt

Steele-Construction-101Steele Construction adds two new 214-horsepower dozers for well site earthmoving and reclamation.

By John Bauer, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment

With a name like Steele in Pennsylvania, you’d expect Steele Construction, Inc. owner Bill Steele to specialize in structural steel construction, or to own a foundry. Instead, he’s recognized as one of the premier builders of timber-framed homes in the state. As new housing starts dipped during “The Great Recession”, Steele further grew his business on the strength of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom. [Read more…]

Southern Minnesota Construction uses RAP and RAS with great success

4031by Mary Weaver with photos by Bill Weaver

The Southern Minnesota Construction (SMC) asphalt plant near company headquarters in Mankato, MN is an exceptionally versatile plant. The plant became a part of SMC in 2006, joining Ireland’s vertically integrated Oldcastle Company. Oldcastle also owns the nearby New Ulm Quarry. There, they quarry, crush and screen aggregate for SMC’s asphalt, providing not only aggregates, but also manufactured sand as well. Additionally, Oldcastle owns nearby natural sand plants as well, which also supply the natural sand used in SMC’s mixes. [Read more…]

Tree Care Industry Expo celebrates 25th anniversary in Pittsburgh, PA

TCIA-Expo-2015-Pan-2a1by Jon M. Casey

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA was the site of the 25th Anniversary TCI Expo hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association November 12 to 14. This year’s event welcomed more than 2,800 tree care professionals and more than 200 exhibitors for the three day event. Attendees had the opportunity to see the latest in products and services for the tree care industry. They also could attend workshops and seminars that covered various aspects of arboriculture, tree climbing safety and general tree care business information.   [Read more…]