Barrel Mover 5000Kentucky native Kyle Ruby invented the BarrelMover 5000 to keep highway crews safe in work zones.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

In its most recent report, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration estimates there were 96,626 crashes in work zones in 2015. On average, a work zone crash occurred once every 5.4 minutes. Seventy work zone crashes occurred every day that resulted in at least one injury and 12 work zone crashes happened every week that resulted in at least one fatality. 

Drill King picDrill King International (DKI) aims to become a leading manufacturer of integrated drilling tools and innovative solutions.

By Bianca Herron

DKI is a U.S. manufacturer specializing in high-performance drilling tools serving the oil and gas, civil and construction, geotechnical-geothermal, mining, tunneling, and water well in more than 80 countries.

The Texas-based company, founded in 2004, has decades of experience among its leadership. According to, Partner and Vice President of Business Development Shane Deerman, DKI has aggressively grown by recruiting “seasoned” industry veterans since its launch. Deerman along with several colleagues, each bring more than 20 years of industry experience and expertise.

“Our president, Larry Broseh, has over 35 years of industry experience, and our operations manager and engineering team has decades of industry experience as well,” he says. “So even though we’re a young company, we’ve pulled together a team that already knew the playbook of the industry.”

ContiRoute2954 copyConti Enterprises nears completion on phase two of New Jersey’s Interstate 295 project.

By Kat Zeman

Although the entire $900 million Direct Connection project isn’t slated for completion until fall 2021, phase two along Interstate 295 in New Jersey is nearly 70 percent complete.

Edison, New Jersey-based Conti Enterprises is one of four general contractors charged with construction improvements along the busiest and most congested interchanges in New Jersey. Conti is a multinational developer and builder of complex facilities and heavy civil and transportation projects for both the private and public sectors.

Conti’s portion of the mammoth-sized project involves the reconstruction of Interstate 295, Interstate 76, New Jersey State Route 42 and affected roadway segments traversing the boroughs of Camden County.

Conti Newark picConti Enterprises is collaborating closely with its client and partners to ensure the success of its latest project.
By Bianca Herron

Founded in 1906, Conti Enterprises is a fourth-generation privately owned construction leader specializing in heavy civil construction, specifically infrastructure improvement projects.

The Edison, N.J.-based company celebrated its 110-year anniversary last year. Project Manager Keith Abt attributes the company’s success to its people, noting that Conti’s workforce sets the company apart from its competitors. “Everyone working in the organization is the cream of the crop,” he says proudly.

Prince Contracting copyPrince Contracting puts the finishing touches on the I-75 at University Parkway project while taking on new contracts due to damage from Hurricane Irma.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

For three decades, Prince Contracting has been a civil construction leader in Florida specializing in highway, heavy construction and site development, self-performing a majority of its work. It is because of its expertise that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) chose it to build the state’s first diverging diamond interchange, which is also the largest in the country.

The high-profile I-75 at University Parkway in Manatee and Sarasota counties is a $74.5 million, 745-day project that started in August 2015. The diverging diamond interchange opened in May and Prince is about 90 percent completed with the project.

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