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SANY America Partners With Company Wrench
Primarily serving the demolition, scrap metal recycling and material handling industries, Company Wrench offers rentals, sales and services ranging from repairs to custom fabrication.
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SANY America has a new distribution partnership with Company Wrench Ltd. of Carroll, Ohio. The dealer agreement extends sales of SANY’s global line of excavators to multiple regions of the United States. “Company Wrench’s dedication to customer service has allowed them to develop 14 branch locations in the midwest, south, northeast and northwest,” said Eric Teague, director of dealer development at SANY America. “Few companies achieve this level of market penetration, and we are looking forward to a long relationship.” Primarily serving the demolition, scrap metal recycling and material handling industries, Company Wrench offers rentals, sales and services ranging from repairs to custom fabrication. Over the next 12 months, SANY America and Company Wrench have planned an aggressive strategy targeting both the rental and end-user segments. “When we began looking to expand our inventory and product lines, the component familiarity and low operating costs of SANY’s excavators caught our attention right away,” said Cam Gabbard, vice president of Company Wrench. “Furthermore, SANY America has made a breathtaking investment in the North American market with their facility in Georgia, and we expect them to become a major market player over the next two years,” he added. SANY America markets SANY Heavy Industry’s global line of excavators, crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes and port machinery. Last fall, the company announced plans to construct a $25 million R&D center alongside its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Peachtree City, Ga. When complete, the site will employ 300 hydraulic and mechanical engineers. For more information, contact 678/251-2810.
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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: 120032 Type: Bridge repair. Location: GUE-SR-723-0.54. State Estimate: $1,811,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $1,835,076 • Becdir Construction Company, Berlin Center, Ohio — $1,879,522 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $1,920,619 • Armstrong Steel Erectors Inc., Newark, Ohio — $1,930,977 • Cosmos Industrial Services Inc.,Cleveland, Ohio — $1,999,196 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012 Project No: 120055 Type: Major reconstruction. Location: FRA-VA-AFRICENTRIC RETAINING WALL. State Estimate: $1,704,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $1,383,926 • Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, Ohio — $1,738,968 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $1,756,853 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $1,832,146 • George J Igel & Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $2,521,563 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012 Project No: 120058 Type: Bridge repair. Location: BEL-SR-148-12.13. State Estimate: $1,321,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Bog Construction Inc., Berlin Center, Ohio – $1,399,686 • Dot Construction Corp, Canfield, Ohio — $1,537,135 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $1,581,376 • Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Company, Shadyside, Ohio — $1,633,020 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $1,659,838 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012 Project No: 120062 Type: Bridge painting. Location: CUY-IR-480-10.54/VAR. State Estimate: $3,800,000
Contractors and Bid Amounts: • APBN Inc., Campbell, Ohio — $2,949,150 • Cosmos Industrial Services Inc.,Cleveland, Ohio — $3,108,637 • Panther Industrial Painting LLC, Mishawaka, Ind. — $3,669,050 • 360 Construction Company Inc., Brunswick, Ohio — $3,875,200 • Vimas Painting Company Inc., Lowelville, Ohio — $4,153,575 • Venus Painting Company, Valparaiso, Ind. — $4,286,500 Completion Date: Sept. 15, 2012 Project No: 120064 Type: Bridge replacement (2 bridges). Location: FAY-SR-734-(2.14)(2.31) State Estimate: $1,248,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • D G M Inc., Beaver, Ohio – $1,063,718 • R & I Construction Inc., Tiffin, Ohio — $1,111,082 • Sunesis Construction Company, West Chester, Ohio — $1,195,887 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $1,213,986 • Righter Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $1,223,430 • Rietschlin Construction Inc., Crestline, Ohio _ $1,259,988 • Double Z Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio —
$1,262,347 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $1,265,020 • Ratzlaff Construction Company Inc., Chillicothe, Ohio — $1,290,488 Completion Date: Sept. 30, 2012 Project No: 120065 Type: Intersection. Location: FRA-SR-317-0.00. State Estimate: $3,523,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Double Z Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $3,297,226 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $3,363,590 • R B Jergens Contractors Inc., Vandalia, Ohio — $3,398,758 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $3,408,710 • Trucco Construction Company Inc., Delaware, Ohio — $3,442,760 • Fechko Excavating Inc., Medina, Ohio — $3,454,111 • George J Igel & Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $3,503,682 • Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $3,755,410 • Mark Schaffer Excavating & Trucking Inc., Norwalk, Ohio — $4,096,964 • Park Enterprise Construction Company Inc., Marion, Ohio — $4,125,580 Completion Date: Aug. 31, 2013
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Ohio CAT, Cleveland Brothers Expanding... Added as New HCEA Members ICON Equipment Distributors Inc. Opens Location in Columbus
The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries, announced new corporate memberships. Ohio CAT was founded in 1945 as Ohio Machinery Company to distribute Caterpillar products in 66 of Ohio’s 88 counties. In 2003, the assets of fellow Cat dealer Holt Company of Ohio were purchased and today Ohio CAT serves all of Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana. Operating under the third generation of Taylor family ownership, Ohio CAT is a long-time supporter of the National Construction Equipment Museum, operated by the HCEA in Bowling Green, Ohio. Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company Inc. was originally founded as a landscaping contracting company by Bob and Roy Cleveland in 1937. The brothers acquired the Caterpillar dealership in central Pennsylvania as a new business opportunity and Cleveland Brothers was formed on Jan.
1, 1948. Cleveland acquired One Call Rentals and, in October 2005, Beckwith Machinery. With the fifth generation of Cleveland brothers now working for the company, Cleveland Equipment serves all of northeastern, central and western Pennsylvania, along with western Maryland and northern West Virginia. Corporate members designate up to five of their officers and employees to receive the HCEA’s quarterly magazine, Equipment Echoes, and VIP passes to its annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition, to be held next at its Bowling Green, Ohio, headquarters Sept. 14 through 16, 2012. They also receive links on the HCEA’s Web site at www.hcea.net, and are being publicized in Equipment Echoes and in press releases to trade publications and Web sites. Individual memberships are $30.00 within the United States and Canada, and $40.00 elsewhere. For more information, call 419/352-5616 or visit www.hcea.net.
ICON Equipment Distributors Inc., a leader in the trench shoring and pilot tube microtunneling industry, opened a location in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. ICON will now service Ohio, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana and western Pennsylvania from this location. “We are excited about expanding into the Ohio region and the opportunities that come with this growth,” said David Crandall, vice president of ICON. “Our goal is to build and maintain strong customer relationships by providing the same quality services that we’ve offered for over 30 years throughout our Northeast territory” The company was founded in East Brunswick, N.J., in 1982 — and has other locations in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania. From Columbus, ICON will offer its full line of trench shoring equipment including slide-rail shoring systems, ICONO-Lite aluminum trench boxes as well as
pilot tube microtunneling equipment for sale or rental. Customers will be able to take advantage of full service manufacturing, engineering services, field services, safety training, flat bed delivery services and 24/7 parts department. ICON’s Ohio office is located at 655 Harrison Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204. Since 1982, ICON has steadily increased its market share and product offerings to become a full-service trench shoring and pilot-tube guided boring company. The company has the in-house resources to handle projects of any size across North America. ICON also offers a full range of services, such as consulting, design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution. The company also leases or rents equipment to organizations. For more information, call 800-836-5011 or visit www.iconjds.com or www.icontunnelsystems.com.
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ODOT, Perk Start Lorain-Carnegie Bikeway Improvements The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Perk Company Inc. have completed “pre-construction” work and will today implement a long-term work zone on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge in order to make improvements to the span. On June 11, crews closed one outbound (westbound) lane on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. One westbound and two eastbound lanes will remain open for motorists. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained via a pedestrian detour on the south side of the bridge. This configuration will remain in effect through the 2012 construction season. A collaboration between ODOT, city of Cleveland officials, Cuyahoga County officials and local cycling advocates, the $4.5 million project will make the bridge a safer, more family friendly and convenient option for cyclists and pedestrians wishing to travel across the Cuyahoga River valley. Crews will construct an improved, 14.5 ft. (4.4 m) multiuse path on the north side of the structure to capture views of downtown Cleveland. A concrete barrier will be constructed
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between the path and traffic, to enhance the experience for pedestrians and novice cyclists — and provide additional safety. Advanced cyclists will be advised to “share the road” with motorists in either direction using pavement markings called “sharrows” and signage along the route. In addition to the improvements noted above, crews will also install new pedestrian lighting and upgrade the existing street lighting. New lighting fixtures will be in keeping with the historic character of the bridge. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the project, crews will also install lighting to highlight the iconic “Guardians of Traffic” — the sandstone art deco pylons which stand watch over each end of the
structure. In coordination with the Innerbelt Bridge project team, additional improvements will be made along the triangular “island” in the northwest corner of the Carnegie and Ontario intersection. Lanes in this area are being reconfigured and reclaimed space will be repurposed into a bike and pedestrian friendly promenade. Bikeway improvements are scheduled to be complete during the fall/winter of 2012, with minor operations continuing into the spring of 2013. For more information, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org/HopeMemorialBridge.
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HCEA to Raffle Scale Model of Otis Shovel in September
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The 1:10 scale model features a swinging boom, extending and retracting dipper stick, rolling wheels, and operational levers, gears, drums and bucket trip, and comes on a section of railroad track for exhibit.
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The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of construction industry equipment, will raffle one of its 1:10 scale Otis railroad shovel models. Designed in 1835 and patented in 1839, the Otis steam shovel is the earliest known land-based single-bucket excavator. Originally built for use in railroad construction by the contracting firm in which inventor William S. Otis was a partner, it remained in production in small numbers until the early 1910s. The design concept of a railroad-mounted shovel whose boom swung approximately ninety degrees left and right was continued by several manufacturers into the late 1920s, and its digging action is seen in today’s cable- and hydraulic-operated shovels. The 1:10 scale model features a swinging boom, extending and retracting dipper stick, rolling wheels, and operational levers, gears, drums and bucket trip, and
comes on a section of railroad track for exhibit. It is the first of a series of scale models being produced exclusively for the HCEA, and was introduced at ConExpoCon/AGG 2011. The model sells for $4,500, but raffle tickets are available for $5.00 each. All proceeds will go to fund development of additional models of historic equipment. Tickets are available from the HCEA. The drawing will be held Sept. 15, 2012, at the HCEA’s membership banquet in Bowling Green, Ohio, and the winner need not be present. The HCEA was founded in 1986, and has more than 4,300 members in 25 countries. In addition to its magazine and hosting an annual working exhibition of restored construction equipment, it operates the National Construction Equipment Museum and archives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Individual memberships are $30.00 within the USA and Canada, and $40.00 elsewhere. For more information, call 419/352-5616 or visit www.hcea.net.
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Ohio Court Hears Challenge to Tax on Gasoline Sales By Andrew Welsh-Huggins AP Legal Affairs Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio is unconstitutionally diverting $140 million annually from gasoline sales to nonroadwork accounts for schools and cities through the misapplication of the state's updated business tax, according to a coalition of builders, contractors, construction companies and engineers. The groups argue in a lawsuit that reached the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday that the state constitution bars money raised from the sale of fuel from being used on anything but highway upkeep. The groups also argue that voters have repeatedly rejected the notion of diverting taxes raised from fuel sales to nonroad work. “The diversion of any of these excise taxes undermines
the will of the people to preserve the Motor-Vehicle-Fuelrelated excise tax base for public road repair and construction,” Anthony Ehler, an attorney representing both construction companies and county engineers whose budgets rely on fuel taxes, said in a March 20 court filing. The court heard arguments from both sides Wednesday and is expected to rule this fall. At issue is a 2005 rewrite of Ohio’s tax code that taxes a wide variety of business activity, not just a company's revenue. Lawmakers approved the tax as an alternative to the state’s former business tax, which was criticized as having high rates but numerous loopholes — it was sometimes
dubbed a “Swiss cheese” approach — that reduced its ability to raise revenue. The new tax is low _ 0.26 percent _ but is applied to as many businesses as possible with fewer exemptions. The debate doesn’t involve the 28-cent state gasoline tax whose revenues are distributed automatically to the state, counties and local governments for road work. The state argues that the tax — called the Commercial Activities Tax, or CAT — is not on gasoline itself but on companies that make money selling fuel. It also said opponents of the tax are disguising their objections to paying it “as a crusade to save highway spending.”
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Improved department efficiency, workforce and vehicle fleet reductions, higher than projected gas tax receipts, the elimination of federal earmarks, and savings from a mild winter are allowing the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to dump $400 million into the budget for major new construction projects throughout the state. That was the announcement made June 6 at a meeting of the Transportation Review and Advisory Council (TRAC) and it means some construction projects will see future delays significantly reduced or eliminated. “I have said time and time again that we have great people at ODOT who are going to amaze us and that’s happening right now,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Our employees are working at a rapid pace to reduce our cost of doing business and improve service to the state’s motoring public. We’re innovating and approaching the delivery of services in a new way, and all of this is allowing us to save millions of dollars that we can put into our major construction budget.” ODOT has saved a total of $400 million over the next five fiscal years (2013-2017) and added that money to the state’s capital budget: $200 million in fiscal year 2013 and $50 million for each of the four following fiscal years. The $200 million for fiscal year 2013 includes: • $20 million not used by ODOT’s district offices in 2012 • $90 million in workforce reductions and cost savings as a result of improved agency efficiency ($40 million in savings carried over from fiscal year 2012 and $50 million saved in 2013) • $90 million in higher than projected gas tax receipts and the elimination of federal earmarks The TRAC voted eight to zero (one member was absent) to accept the updated list of the transportation construction projects to be funded over the next two decades.
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