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OMEDA Holds 44th Annual Power Show in Columbus


he Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association (OMEDA) held its 44th Annual Power Show Ohio in Columbus on Jan. 24 to 26. The show served to highlight the latest equipment, services and supplies geared toward Ohio’s construction, farm, and landscape industries. Exhibits and educational courses were situated throughout the Voinovich and Celeste Centers and the Bricker Building on the Ohio Expo Center grounds. A variety of educational courses were conducted throughout the three day event focused on subjects ranging from farm management, equipment transportation and pipeline construction issues as well as an update of shale energy developments in Ohio. With origins reaching back to 1893 and started as the Buckeye Implement Dealers Association, the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association is one of the United States’ oldest organizations of its kind. The association serves as a non-profit organization promoting the interests of power equipment dealers in Ohio and Michigan. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at CEG

Franklin Equipment’s Joe Mitchell (L) talks with Nathan Robinson of Robinson Excavating while his son, Austin, tries on a New Holland mini-excavator for size.

Doug Riley of Riley Equipment Sales explained that his company’s line of Kioti machines are popular with landscape companies, contractors and weekend warriors.

(L-R): At the Company Wrench display, Joe Reigrut, Kevin Dodds and Keith Dodds talk equipment with Justin Grubb of CPG Distribution.

(L-R): OMEDA’s Steve Orders, Kim Rominger and Jenny Archibald welcome attendees to the 2014 Power Show.

Steve Satchell of Ricer Equipment was on hand to discuss the company’s line of Kubota equipment. (L-R): Don Papesh and John Crooks of LS Tractor USA talk with David Folts of Foltz Enterprises.

AES JCB’s Pete Brown (L) and Tom Hoersten drew a lot of attention with their JCB 225 ECO skid steer loader.

Precision Laser & Instrument’s Jeff Pritt (L) and Robert Fancher were on hand to present the latest in laser and GPS technologies.

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‘Buckeye State’ Highway Lettings

The Ohio State Department of Transportation received bids for transportation-related improvement projects. The following is a list of some of the projects let. Project No: 130576 Type: Two lane resurfacing. Location: BEL-SR-147-0.00. State Estimate: $2,925,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Shelly & Sands Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $3,065,424 • Lash Paving Inc., Colerain, Ohio — $3,081,425 Completion Date: July 31, 2014 Project No: 130580 Type: Two lane resurfacing. Location: ERI-SR-13-1.84. State Estimate: $1,134,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Gerken Paving Inc., Napoleon, Ohio — $1,013,671 • Erie Blacktop Inc., Sandusky, Ohio — $1,076,280 Completion Date: Aug. 15, 2014 Project No: 130581 Type: Two lane resurfacing. Location: LIC-SR-79-15.69; LIC-C.R. 805-0.00 State Estimate: $3,841,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Shelly Company, Thornville, Ohio — $4,124,822 • Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $4,591,202 Completion Date: Sept. 1, 2014 Project No: 130582 Type: Bridge painting. Location: MOE-SR-379-1.74 and various. State Estimate: $1,347,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Eagle Industrial Painting LLC, North Canton, Ohio — $1,041,174 • APBN Inc., Campbell, Ohio — $1,092,479 • Elite Contractors Inc., Campbell, Ohio — $1,138,831 • Cosmos Comprehensive Construction Inc., Canal Fulton, Ohio — $1,298,657 • 360 Construction Company Inc., Brunswick, Ohio — $1,392,499 • KMX Painting Inc., Lowellville, Ohio — $1,393,056 • Apollon Painting Company Inc., Cleveland, Ohio — $1,425,382 • Gemstone LLC, Key West, Fla. — $1,645,778 • Euro Paint LLC, Lowellville, Ohio — $1,991,946 • Abhe & Svoboda Inc., Prior Lake, Minn. — $2,910,418 Completion Date: Aug. 29, 2015 Project No: 130583 Type: Bridge repair. Location: SCI-SR-348-17.51. State Estimate: $1,840,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Shelly & Sands Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $2,611,948

• Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $2,824,041 • Becdir Construction Company, Berlin Center, Ohio — $2,873,510 • Double Z Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $3,189,557 • Righter Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $3,626,727 Completion Date: Aug. 4, 2014 Project No: 133019 Type: Bridge repair. Location: WAR-SR-48-8.95. State Estimate: $1,085,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $1,039,785 • Eagle Bridge Company, Sidney, Ohio — $1,185,160 • Sunesis Construction Company, West Chester, Ohio — $1,283,757 • Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, Ohio — $1,292,650 • John R Jurgensen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio — $1,293,631 • Prus Construction Company, Cincinnati, Ohio — $1,354,625 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $1,386,350 Completion Date: Aug. 31, 2014 Project No: 133021 Type: Bridge repair. Location: COL-SR-11-17.70.

State Estimate: $2,555,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • A P O’Horo Company, Youngstown, Ohio — $1,731,000 • Marucci & Gaffney Excavating Company, Youngstown, Ohio — $2,182,890 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $2,593,650 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2014 Project No: 133023 Type: Noise walls. Location: SUM-SR-8-16.66. State Estimate: $5,187,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $5,037,872 • Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, Ohio — $5,158,025 • Kenmore Construction Company Inc., Akron, Ohio — $6,582,500 Completion Date: Sept. 30, 2014 Project No: 133022 Type: Bridge repair. Location: STA-SR-62/62T/173/183/225-VAR. State Estimate: $4,464,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • J D Williamson Construction Company Inc., Tallmadge, Ohio — $5,299,815 • Beaver Excavating Company, Canton, Ohio — $5,427,800 Completion Date: Oct. 30, 2014

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is providing $16 million in funding to local communities for transportation improvements throughout Ohio. ODOT is spending the next few months working with local communities to address funding needs for two specialized transportation programs: a small city program, and a local bridge replacement program. Approximately, $8 million will go to smaller municipalities as part of the Small City Program, which provides federal funds to cities with populations from 5,000 to 24,999. This money can be used for any roadway or safety projects. The Municipal Bridge Program will award $8 million for structurally deficient bridges carrying vehicular traffic. “This is a great opportunity for the Department of Transportation to reach communities on a local level, and help fund priority projects that might otherwise not be thought possible. I strongly advise every community that has a need to apply and we will work to help as many as possible.” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray.

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Ohio Stadium Construction to Cost Additional $500K By Hannah Chenetski SPECIAL TO CEG

The Ohio Stadium is set to receive waterproofing and concrete repairs this summer, a project that has increased in cost by $500,000 since its approval by the Board of Trustees in 2012. Repairs are set to include removing and replacing the existing waterproofing membrane, expansion joint seals and sealants — which are in place to relieve stress on building materials caused by factors like temperature changes and wind — and repairing some concrete in the stadium.

Wallenberg said, in time for the first home football game Sept. 6 against Virginia Tech. Nearly 2,500 student seats are slated to be moved from the north end zone C-deck to the south stands. The project’s completion is set to result in 18,900 total student seats in the south stands and 9,400 at the north end. Permanent light installations on top of the stadium are also to be added. Jake Bradley, director of football operations for Block “O,” said he’s excited for the stadium seat-expansion project and to see the changes it will bring the stadium. “This project will enhance the student experience at football games by uniting more students in the south stands and

creating an even better atmosphere for college football,” said Bradley, a fourth-year in public affairs and geography. Denney said he understands some could be miffed by more construction, but he thinks it is worth it. “Since my freshman year, there has been nothing but construction on campus, what’s a little more going to hurt?” Denney said. “It just shows that we are constantly improving our facilities.” (Reprinted with permission from The Lantern, Ohio State University’s Student Newspaper.) (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at

“This project will enhance the student experience at football games by uniting more students in the south stands and creating an even better atmosphere for college football.” Jake Bradley

Football Operations

The project has two parts, athletics spokesman Dan Wallenberg said in an email, and an issue was discovered during the first part. “During phase one, after removing the existing waterproofing membrane, it was learned that additional work would be required to level the surface of the concrete to ensure the performance and guarantee of the new membrane,” Wallenberg said. The additional cost of that work brought the new total of the project to $4.8 million from $4.3 million, slated to come from athletics department reserves, Wallenberg said. A construction project on the stadium during spring semester last year moved the 2013 OSU football spring Game to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. That project, which cost $4.3 million, was a routine maintenance project that occurs every 10 to 15 years, involving recoating the concrete in order to waterproof it and repairing the wear and tear on the concrete and construction joints. Michael Denney, a third-year in chemical engineering, said despite his initial reaction to the cost increase, he thinks the price tag is worth it. “When I initially saw that the re-evaluation elevated the cost [of] the stadium repairs $500,000 I was shocked,” he said. “But the more I thought about it, the less stressed I was about it. Actually I’m glad that in their re-evaluation of the stadium that they caught that they would need to make additional repairs. The ‘Shoe has been here forever it seems and we are obligated as a university and student body to take care of it.” Denney also said it’s “imperative” that the infrastructure is maintained and sound in order to accommodate game attendees. The current project isn’t the only one in the works at the stadium. New seating and lighting also are expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2014 football season. That project is set to cost the Department of Athletics $8.9 million, Wallenberg said. Construction is expected to be completed by August,

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Smoot Breaks Ground for Student Center in Wilberforce By Irwin Rapoport CEG CORRESPONDENT

Having recently overseen the construction of the student centers at Ohio State University ($90 million, 2010) and the Athens Campus of Ohio University ($60 million, 2008), the Smoot Construction Company has moved on to the $32 million Student Center at Central State University (CSU) in Wilberforce, Ohio. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, in May 2013, announced that Smoot has been selected to serve as construction manager at risk and be responsible for the overall preconstruction and construction stage services. The university is looking to achieve a LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the building. The center is expected to be completed in July 2015. With an expanding enrollment, the new center adds another building to a growing cluster of buildings that form a major complex that is central to the university’s atmosphere. The center will have two upper floors and a lower level, covers 88,000 sq. ft. (8,175 sq m) and is irregular in shape with various angles on either side to give it distinctive architectural features. Key aspects of the center include a tower entry area, skylight, and large curtainwall system. The structure’s exterior will be clad in a combination of red and light brown brick, anodized metal panels and curtain wall. The majority of the roof is covered by TPO, while the main concourse of the lobby is covered by glass panels that fill the public space with natural light. Smoot will be bringing in many subcontractors over the 1.5-year construction timeline, which is currently in the bidding process. The university has already undertaken a comprehensive site

“It’s important that the building we leave them with not only performs as it was designed from an operations standpoint, but also in terms of the way that it functions for those who will occupy the building after it is completed.” Chrystal Stowe Smoot Construction Company

survey and geotechnical analysis and the site, adjacent to a parking lot where vehicles and construction materials can be placed, has been fully prepared for the work to commence. It is expected that 17,000 cu. yds. (12,997 cu m) of soil will be removed during the excavation, which some will be reused. When complete, it is anticipated that approximately 4,000 cu. yds. (3,058 cu m) of concrete, 36,000 sq. ft. (3,344 sq m) of masonry, 13,500 sq. ft. (1,254 sq m) of glazing, and 1,000 tons (907 t) of steel, will have been delivered to the site. “Following the foundation work and installation of the structural steel,” said Chrystal Stowe, Smoot’s director of community involvement and business development, “we want to enclose the building before the end of 2014 so that we are minimizing any winter conditioning costs.” Smoot was involved with the construction of several LEED projects, including the Indianapolis International Airport, the first airport in the United States to be built from the ground up with LEED certification as a goal (Silver certified, part of a joint-venture) and as the general contractor for the Wright State University’s Matthew O. Diggs III Laboratory for Life Science, which was completed in 2007 and was the first research facility in Ohio to achieve LEED NC-Gold certification. “These projects all seem to have their own personalities as it relates

to LEED,” said Stowe, who noted that the firm has 21 LEED accredited professionals on staff, “and there isn’t one thread that weaves through all of them. We’ve just designated a member of our team to be responsible for coordinating the LEED efforts. Most of the LEED points for this project will come from efficiencies associated with the systems that will go into the building.” These systems include HVAC, electrical, lighting, and plumbing. To qualify for the LEED silver the LEED process involves a lot of tracking of materials deliveries, recycle counts and paperwork submission by the A/E. Smoot Construction will be working in conjunction with the A/E to achieve this. The mechanical systems and their control centers will be housed mainly in the basement level. It is anticipated that between 75 to 100 construction workers and subcontractors will be on site. Smoot is still determining whether it will be self-performing any work. Samone Melson has been named as the project manager and he will have a superintendent to help him supervise the project and coordinate with the superintendents of the subcontractors for their activities. “From Smoot Construction’s past experience on past projects similar to this,” he said, “we know that coordination of the food service venues is a huge issue in order

to allow early training of the endusers so that they can perform their duties immediately after opening. “Also this project sits next to the Tawawa Woods and a gorge which is a Nationally Preserved area and we have taken measures to make sure that the area remains unaffected while maintaining access for the construction process, and equipment to access the structure,” he added. “This project has a vast amount of terrazzo flooring, which is an item that really takes good preplanning and coordination for installation in order not to inhibit the progress of all of the other trades.” Should Smoot be doing some work on the project, its vehicles and equipment will be dispatched from its yard in Columbus, which is an hour away from the university. Should mechanics be needed, Bill Mellott, Smoot’s general superintendent, will be sending help and spare parts. All of Smoot equipment is maintained and inspected on a daily basis and as such, logs are kept of each item, which is also required by Smoot Construction’s safety program. Should Smoot equipment be brought in, it should be an assorted fleet of Lull forklifts, John Deere backhoes and dump trucks, Hydromobile work platforms, and possibly a 65 ton (59 t) Grove crane. The work site is large enough for crews to operate freely and as mentioned, a parking lot is avail-

able for parking and temporary offices. Construction materials will be delivered on an “as needed” basis. “We always prefer ‘on-time’ delivery of materials for an extended period of time on such job sites,” said Stowe, who added that the concrete to be used on the project will be pored in. “Key factors in the decision to contract with Smoot, included a strong local presence, an excellent working relationship with the building trades, experience in completing large scale, fast-track projects and an understanding of universities customer experience, including critical components related to quality and branding,” CSU President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond told the media. Back in 1998 Smoot handled the dormitory renovation at the university. The company has been involved in many university projects in the mid-Atlantic and midwest areas and fully understands the need for forming solid relationships with university facilities directors and users of the buildings. “It’s important that the building we leave them with not only performs as it was designed from an operations standpoint,” said Stowe, “but also in terms of the way that it functions for those who will occupy the building after it is completed. We’ve been very successful and in many instances, this has led to repeat opportunities to work on numerous university campuses from academic and research buildings to sporting venues, large parking facilities, dormitories and student centers.” In Ohio, the company has been involved in projects at Ohio State University, Ohio University, Wright State University, Columbus State Community College and the University of Cincinnati. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at CEG

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Lima Energy Plant Prepares for Phase One of Project By Greg Sowinski SPECIAL TO CEG

In 2014, Lima Energy plans on completing financing behind the local project and starting construction. There also are permits to obtain and engineering work for the long-planned energy plant. “Whenever we get the financing done, that clock will start,” said Dwight Lockwood, a senior adviser of USA Synthetic Fuel, of which Lima Energy is a subsidiary. It’s a lot of work, to say the least, but definitely not something unattainable. Construction is expected to last 24 to 30 months, then the facility can open for operation. The first phase of the project calls for 70 employees, all new jobs, to operate. Those are full-time jobs with benefits. In October, Lima Energy submitted its air permit application to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. While a couple years may seem like a long time, Lima Energy actually is moving at a fairly fast pace now. It was just more than a year ago in October 2012 that the city of Lima handed over the former Lima Locomotive Works site to Lima Energy. The city acquired the property in 1999. By last November, officials held a groundbreaking at the 63-acre site. The Lima Energy plant will use what the company calls ultra-clean BTU conversion gasification technology to convert solid hydrocarbons — such as renewable resources, biofeeds, petroleum coke or coal — into synthetic crude and synthetic gas. Lima Energy already has a buyer for its synthetic crude lined up, neighbor Husky Energy’s Lima Refinery. The contract calls for the supply of 80 million barrels of synthetic crude to Husky over 10 years. Lima Energy also may be able to buy feedstock and petroleum coke from Husky that could be delivered by rail car or conveyor belt. The company plans to sell a byproduct, carbon dioxide, for enhanced oil recovery efforts in eastern Ohio. It would be shipped by a pipeline, which would require permits and construction. The company wants to store remaining carbon dioxide in the ground near Lima. Kokosing was hired to build Lima Energy’s plant. The company is known as a major highway construction firm but also handles other large-scale construction operations. The Technology Innovation Center for the company will be along South Main Street and will be home to the company’s administration facility, research and development laboratories, auditorium, conference center and clean technology showroom. Primary production of the Lima Energy Project, when fully operational, has been designed to produce 8 million barrels of oil equivalent, 47 billion cu. ft. per year of synthetic natural gas and 516 megawatts net of electrical power. (Reprinted with permission from (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at CEG

In 2014, Lima Energy plans on completing financing behind the local project and starting construction.

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