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Manhattan Construction Earns AGC Award for $1.1B Globe Life Stadium Project

The Manhattan Construction Company recently received a highly respected award for its work on a massive undertaking in Texas. On Sept. 22, Bob Lanham, president of Associated General Contractors, handed out the Build America Award to Manhattan for the category of Construction Management New or Renovation $100 million or more, recognizing the construction company for its construction of Globe Life Field, home of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers....


Groves Equipment Rental Upsizes Fleet With 14 New Grove Cranes

You don't get to clock over 65 years of successfully renting machinery to the oil refinery, chemical plant and heavy construction industries of the Gulf Coast without displaying a firm commitment to reliability — and that's precisely why Groves Equipment Rental has ordered 14 brand new Grove cranes....


Contractors Will Have Busy Fall Season Upgrading Roads

TxDOT officials recently announced that a project to resurface the pavement on U.S. 271 in Red River County has commenced. The contractor, Richard Drake Construction Company LP, was granted 96 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $4.5 million....


Texas Bearing Company Expands Into Successful Crushing, Screening Business

When William Shakespeare famously questioned, "What's in a name?" he wasn't referencing an equipment distributor in Texas, but he could have been. You will not find the words equipment or aggregate in the company moniker, but Texas Bearing Company (TBC) is steadily establishing itself as a force in the crushing and screening industry, while admittedly facing an identity challenge resulting from the company name....


Aggregate and Paving Equipment on Display at TXAPA's 46th Annual Meeting

Distributors of aggregate producing machines and paving equipment presented their goods to contractors gathered for the 46th annual Texas Asphalt Pavement Association meeting last month in San Antonio....


Texas Asphalt Pavement Association Returns With Its 46th Annual Meeting

After a one-year hiatus for Covid-19 the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (TXAPA) returned to the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio for its 46th annual meeting from September 21 to 24....


Demand Drives Recent Ritchie Bros. Forth Worth Auction

Ritchie Bros.' latest Texas auction attracted more than 12,600 online bidders from 64 countries to compete for more than 4,300 items consigned by more than 600 sellers. As a result of this unprecedented demand, Ritchie Bros.' Fort Worth auction generated more than $57 million in gross transaction value....


TxDOT Awards Atlas $8M Contract for Odessa Jobs

Atlas Technical Consultants Inc., a leading infrastructure and environmental services provider, announced the award of an $8 million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services....


Texas Transportation Commission Approves 10-Year Plan

The Texas Transportation Commission recently unanimously approved TxDOT's 10-year plan retaining allocations for funding the I-45 improvement project in Houston. The project, commonly known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, or NHHIP, is supported by the majority of people who commented during the Unified Transportation Program's (UTP) public comment period....


Almeda-Genoa Constructors Rebuilds $815 Houston Highway

Having started work on the $815 million, 10.3-mi. SH 288 Toll Lanes Expansion Project (Drive288) in Houston — an initiative of the Blueridge Transportation Group (BTG) the developer, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and their joint- venture partners, Almeda-Genoa Constructors (AGC) — construction crews are eyeing the end of this year for the completion of the massive undertaking....