OHIO STATE EDITION
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August 18 2012
Vol. XVII • No. 17
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Mike Rowe Visits Ohio CAT, Dudley Construction Co.
Mike Rowe shared stories about his television series, Dirty Jobs.
ike Rowe, best known as host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” paid a visit to Ohio CAT’s Sharonville store on Aug 1. Rowe shared stories about his experiences with “Dirty Jobs” and discussed his affiliation with Caterpillar. According to Rowe, he conceived the show as a tribute to his father and grandfather, explaining that his grandfather worked in a number of trades and had even built the house that Rowe grew up in. He signed autographs and spent time mingling with all in attendance. The following evening, Rowe headed to a Caterpillar sponsored pizza party at Dudley Construction Company in Florence, Ky. The event was part of Caterpillar Inc.’s “Say Thanks” campaign and contest that salutes skilled laborers across the United States for their dedication and hard work. Dudley Construction Company’s Equipment Manager Mike List entered the winning submission with a write up on the company and
photograph of a Cat compactor and bulldozer with a rainbow in the background seemingly leading to the machines. The picture was taken during a stabilization job the company performed this past winter at Gene Snyder Airport see ROWE page 5
Mike Rowe (L) talks with Dudley Construction Company’s Mike List about winning the contest.
Mike Rowe joins the Ohio CAT crew for a group photo.
Ohio CAT Product Support Sales Representative James Rakowitz (L) is congratulated by Mike Rowe on being the first to win a door prize at the Ohio CAT store.
(L-R): Dudley Construction Company Founder George Kreutzjans, Bill Janszen, Mike Rowe, Mark List and Steve Janszen pose for a photo before enjoying some pizza.
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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: 120026 Type: Bridge replacement (4 bridges). Location: MIA-IR-75-16.20(16.35). State Estimate: $8,372,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Eagle Bridge Company, Sidney, Ohio — $8,117,140 • Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, Ohio — $8,374,172 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $8,851,276 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $9,001,462 • Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $9,168,114 • Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, Ohio — $9,469,464 • Miller Brothers Construction Inc., Archbold, Ohio — $9,782,698. Completion Date: Sept. 30, 2013 Project No: 120086 Type: Miscellaneous. Location: LUC-VA-ITS/VAR. State Estimate: $5,602,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • J Ranck Electric Inc., Mt. Pleasant, Mich. — $5,723,925 • Miller Cable Company, Green Springs, Ohio — $6,030,300 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $6,291,644 • Perram Electric Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio — $6,627,679 Completion Date: June 30, 2014 Project No: 120107 Type: Two lane resurfacing. Location: LUC-SR-295-11.80, PART 1;LUC-2-3.02, PART 2. State Estimate: $3,066,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Gerken Paving Inc., Napoleon, Ohio — $2,657,878 • Shelly Company, Thornville, Ohio — $2,805,725 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012 Project No: 120118 Type: Four lane resurfacing. Location: MED-IR-76-7.61. State Estimate: $15,917,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $17,785,160 • Karvo Paving Company, Stow, Ohio — $18,785,581 • Shelly Company, Thornville, Ohio — $18,926,644 Completion Date: Sept. 30, 2013 Project No: 120122 Type: Bridge repair. Location: BEL-SR-800-16.07. State Estimate: $1,071,000
Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $1,193,625 • Complete General Construction Company, Columbus, Ohio — $1,213,855 • Becdir Construction Company, Berlin Center, Ohio — $1,243,925 • Dot Construction Corp., Canfield, Ohio — $1,336,549 • Armstrong Steel Erectors Inc., Newark, Ohio — $1,442,734 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012
$2,337,087 • Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Columbus, Ohio — $2,359,726. • Shelly Company, Thornville, Ohio — $2,439,030 • Burton Scot Contractors LLC, Newbury, Ohio — $2,451,272 • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $2,491,895 Completion Date: Oct. 1, 2012
Project No: 120123 Type: Bridge repair. Location: COL-SR-7-0.58. State Estimate: $1,592,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Marucci & Gaffney Excavating Company, Youngstown, Ohio — $1,514,291 • Dot Construction Corp., Canfield, Ohio — $1,580,602 • Armstrong Steel Erectors Inc., Newark, Ohio — $1,689,819 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012
Project No: 120128 Type: Intersection. Location: HAM-US-27-16.79. State Estimate: $1,446,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • R B Jergens Contractors Inc., Vandalia, Ohio — $1,027,331 • Barrett Paving Materials Inc., Middletown, Ohio — $1,166,139 • John R Jurgensen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio — $1,171,421 • R F Scurlock Company, Trinway, Ohio — $1,306,619 Completion Date: Oct. 1, 2012
Project No: 120127 Type: Two lane resurfacing. Location: GEA-SR-306-4.45. State Estimate: $2,514,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Ronyak Paving Inc., Burton, Ohio — $2,279,037 • Karvo Paving Company, Stow, Ohio — $2,283,792 • Chagrin Valley Paving Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio —
Project No: 120130 Type: Two lane resurfacing. Location: JAC-SR-93-0.00. State Estimate: $1,228,000 Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Shelly & Sands Inc., Zanesville, Ohio — $1,340,338 • Shelly Company, Thornville, Ohio — $1,436,044 Completion Date: Oct. 31, 2012
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Miller Bros. Adds Wirtgen W210i Milling Machine to Fleet Miller Bros. Const. Inc., located in Archbold, Ohio, recently purchased the latest in technology in milling machines from The McLean Company and Wirtgen America, the Wirtgen W210i Tier IV interim milling machine. The Level Pro system consists of combinable sensors, a controller unit and an ergonomically designed control panel for the machine operator. Level Pro was specially programmed for cold milling machines and is designed to precisely fit their operating conditions. It features graphic symbols and familiar key functions that allow intuitive operation. The operators platform
area has a new operators control area, which gives the operator more room. Maneuvering the machine around tight areas is easy utilizing Wirtgen’s intelligent ISC track drive control for maximum traction, according to the manufacturer. Traction control governed by the ISC system minimizes the slip of individual track units in difficult milling situations and ensures traction. In addition, ISC automatically aligns the cornering speeds of the inner and outer crawler tracks electronically, thus reducing track pad wear. ISC also keeps the machine’s advance rate within the optimal engine load range.
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Mike Rowe ‘Says Thanks’ With Visit to Dudley Construction ROWE from page 1
in Falmouth, Ky. Dudley’s story and picture were posted online where it received more than 10,000 votes to win the contest, which was open to individuals or businesses that own Caterpillar equipment. Founded by George Kreutzjans Sr., Dudley Construction Company is a familyowned business with 37 employees that focuses on site development and excavation work for water and sewer lines primarily in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in
Northern Kentucky. The company got its start in 1964 when Kreutzjans, who had been building homes in the area, purchased a new Cat D7 dozer for grading work. According to List, the company has used Cat equipment as long as its been in business and Ohio CAT is a great group to work with. List explained that they company likes Cat equipment because of its dependability, longevity and parts availability. He added that while aware of the high resale value of Cat machines, it’s not a concern because
(L-R): Ohio CAT’s Mike Manny talks with Mike Rowe and Greg Vaughn.
“they just keep working them.” Everyone at Dudley Construction Company was excited to have Rowe visit the facility and listened to him speak about Caterpillar and how his partnership with the manufacturer fits so well with his television show. According to Rowe, the show was developed to shine a light on the people who aren’t afraid of hard work and to celebrate the joy of work. Rowe said companies like Dudley Construction, running Caterpillar equip-
(L-R): Ohio CAT’s Jeremy “Chunk” Johnson, Billy White and Mak Kauffung share stories about their own dirty jobs with Mike Rowe.
ment, are a big part of what makes it all work. The contest-winning night with Rowe wasn’t the only reason Dudley Construction Company’s List had to be thankful. There was a surprise in store for List as well. While speaking with List about winning the contest, Rowe asked List about his family. List answered that he has 11 children. Asked if all of the List family were in attendance, he explained that one of his sons, Brennan, currently at school in Colorado was visiting another of his sons, Evan, in California with the Air Force. At that point, Rowe introduced Lists’ two sons who Caterpillar had paid to fly in for the day’s events. Caterpillar’s “Say Thanks” campaign, which began in the spring, will continue throughout the year. Next up is a contest where two Caterpillar equipment owners will have their company logos on the Caterpillar No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car for the Bank of America 500. Winners of the contest, plus five guests, will also be invited to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 13.
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Southeastern Equipment Expands Burlington Branch The new Burlington facility replaces the original building, which had been constructed in 1932.
Southeastern Equipment Company, the Case construction dealer for northern Kentucky, Ohio and southern Michigan, is pleased to announce the availability of new and expanded services at its Burlington, Ky., branch, located at 1982 Florence Pike. A new 7,200 sq. ft. structure with 14-ft. ceilings was recently completed. It includes an overhead crane and seven service bays. “We are very excited about the new facility in Burlington,” said Charlie Patterson, president of Southeastern Equipment Company. “The stateof-the-art structure more than doubles the number of service bays we have available. The overhead crane and 14-foot ceilings allow us to service virtually any machine on the market.” The new Burlington facility replaces the original building, which had been constructed in 1932. The branch manager is Jerry Rice. For more information, call 859/586-6133. About Southeastern Equipment Company Southeastern Equipment has been selling, servicing and renting heavy machinery since1957. The company has eighteen locations throughout Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana. Manufacturers represented by Southeastern Equipment include: Case Construction, Kobelco, New Holland Construction, Bomag, Gradall, Etnyre, Vacall, Terex, Terex Roadbuilding, Champion, Schwarze, Eagle Crusher, Alamo Industrial, Eager Beaver Trailers, Superior Broom, Massey Ferguson, Midland Machinery, Badger Equipment Company, DuraPatcher, Case IH, Fecon, Genie, Skytrak, JLG, Sullair, and a wide variety of companies that manufacture heavy equipment attachments. For more information, visit www.southeasternequip.com.
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Geissinger Joins Komptech USA as Area Sales Manager
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ICON Opens Location in Ohio ICON Equipment Distributors Inc., a leader in the trench shoring and pilot tube microtunneling industry, opened a new location in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. ICON will now service Ohio, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana and western Pennsylvania from this location. â€œWe are excited about expanding into the Ohio region and the opportunities that come with this growth,â€? said David Crandall, vice president of ICON. â€œOur goal is to build and maintain strong customer relationships by providing the same quality services that weâ€™ve offered for over 30 years throughout our northeast territoryâ€?
The company was founded in East Brunswick, N.J., in 1982 â€” and has other locations in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania. From Columbus, ICON will offer slide-rail shoring and ICON-O-Lite aluminum trench box systems as well as its pilot tube microtunneling equipment for sale or rental. Customers will be able to take advantage of engineering services, field services, training and 24/7 parts service. ICONâ€™s Ohio office is located at 655 Harrison Drive Columbus, Ohio 43204. For more information, call 614-329-3358 or visit www.iconjds.com, www.icontunnelsystems.com.
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