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Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced March 31 that 61 emergency and critical highway and bridge projects will be active statewide this week. While the normal highway and bridge construction program has paused as the commonwealth addresses COVID-19 response, urgent emergency work has continued to ensure a reliable transportation system as circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to unfold.On March 17, in response to Gov.

In the current times of uncertainty, social distancing and hoarding, stories also are emerging of hope and humanity. One of those stories comes out of Exeter, Pa., where Kuharchik Construction Inc. saw a need and helped to meet it. "On Tuesday [March 17] morning's press conference, the president and vice president urged construction companies to consider donating available masks to their local health care systems," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Bresnahan Jr.

After six years of doing business in Pennsylvania, CRW Corp. (CRW) announced the addition of an earth moving division to its Carlisle, Pa., branch. CRW signed a contract to represent Link-Belt Excavators (LBX Co.) for 19 counties surrounding its facility in south central Pennsylvania.

Hy-Brid Lifts delivered the first order of ZT-1630 lifts to Advantage Rental Inc., a division of Scott Electric. The ZT-1630 is part of Hy-Brid Lifts' zero-turn series, which was recently introduced as part of its next generation of low-level, all-purpose lifts.

ABLE Equipment Rental Inc. of NY, a supplier of construction equipment rentals, sales, service and parts, is now part of the Magni America LLC dealer network, offering Magni's line of telehandlers in parts of Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey and Delaware.

The Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) site in Shippensburg, Pa., has achieved zero landfill status. The North American campus is only the second Volvo CE location worldwide to earn this designation, which is certified by Volvo Group. The first one is in Braas, in southern Sweden.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is currently heading up an interchange project in Allegheny and Washington counties. PA Turnpike 576, Section 55C2-1 is a project that extends from approximately 1 mi. west of I-79 in Allegheny County through an interchange connecting PA Turnpike 576 with I-79 and ends at Morganza Road just north of Cecil-Henderson Road in Washington County.

The fourth largest mat foundation pour in Philadelphia history took place last month at The Laurel, a $300 million 48-story luxury condo and apartment building under construction. Once complete, the high-rise will be 599 ft. tall, the tallest residential-only building in the city.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is overseeing a nearly $90 million project that will rehabilitate the U.S. 1/Roosevelt Expressway viaduct in Philadelphia. The viaduct is located between the Broad Street and Wissahickon Avenue/Germantown Avenue exits in the Nicetown section of the city.

In early 2019, H&K Group. Inc. (H&K) built a new crushing and processing plant at its Pottstown Trap Rock Douglassville Quarry (PTR-Douglassville Quarry) in Pennsylvania. With help from Kemper Equipment, H&K has built a new state-of-the-art plant, which provides raw materials to H&K's Delaware Valley Asphalt plant in Philadelphia, Pa.

Stephenson Equipment (SEI) has been in the trailer business for generations and represents Rogers and Felling trailers mainly out of its Philadelphia, Pa., branch. When the opportunity became available to become the authorized Rogers dealer of western Pennsylvania as well, SEI was excited to grow this business.