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California

Kobelco continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Bailey's Inc. to its nationwide dealer network. Bailey's will represent the full line of Kobelco excavators in Woodland, Calif. "Bailey's is committed to delivering total customer satisfaction," said Jack Fendrick, COO and vice president of Kobelco USA.

Granite has been awarded a $14 million contract by the City of Palo Alto for the Highway 101 Adobe Creek Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project in Palo Alto, Calif. Granite's scope of work for this new year-round, grade-separated, shared bicycle and pedestrian crossing includes construction of the principal span structures of self-weathering steel trusses over Highway 101, the east and west cast-in-place concrete approach structures, three trailheads, site amenities, signage, landscaping, lighting and improvements to the Adobe Creek Reach Trail.

The last two segments — 2 and 3 — of the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) High Occupancy Lane Project are pressing forward, with segment 2 expected to be completed at the end of April and segment 3 in the summer of 2021.

The California Rental Association (CRA) held it's annual 2020 Rental Rally Tradeshow at the South Point Casino Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas from Jan. 20 to 22. The Rental Rally Tradeshow annual event provides excellent networking opportunities for equipment rental companies and related fields.

The American Cancer Society is partnering with construction professionals in Southern California for a unique fundraising event that caters to the boundless fascination of children toward large construction machinery. The 2nd annual Construction vs.

On Feb. 11 – 13, Ritchie Bros. will be exhibiting at the huge World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., Booth P31—meeting with customers and talking about its solutions. On Feb. 14, the company gets to put on its own show, at its auction site in Tipton, Calif., just 10 minutes from the International Agri-Center.

RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon's Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies' footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon's Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) has been selected as non-profit of the year by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP). The award will be presented to the Partnership at IEEP's annual awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Ontario Airport Hilton.

Construction began in May 2018 on the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $150.7 million Interstate 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Bridge Widening Project, which was awarded to Flatiron Construction Corporation in February 2018. Crews have been making solid progress on the project that covers a 3.5-mi.

The Town of Moraga, Calif., was honored by FP2 Inc. late last year with the 2019 James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation, which recognizes superior pavement preservation practice, usually to a city, township, county or state agency.

When the California Supreme Court signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law, things began to look grim for California owner-operators working for trucking companies. AB5, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, puts strict rules into place regarding the independent contractor status.