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As of mid-December, RSS JV – a joint venture of Roanoke, Texas-based Oscar Renda Contracting Inc.; Fort Worth, Texas-based Southland Contracting Inc. and SAK Construction LLC of O’Fallon, Mo. – was more than halfway through the Bi-County Water Tunnel project in Chevy Chase, Md. The project will be completed by December 2013, reports James Grissom, project manager with Southland Contracting.

Like many cities, East Peoria, Ill. is in the midst of renewal. The city has grand plans for the redevelopment of its downtown area, and R.A. Cullinan and Son, a division of United Contractors Midwest (UCM) Inc. is one of the construction companies that is helping to make those plans into reality. As noted, R.A. Cullinan and Son is part of the UCM family. UCM is one of the Midwest region’s largest and most diverse heavy and highway contractors. R.A. Cullinan and Son’s experience with highway construction dates back to its founding in 1913.

Millions of tourists enjoy Yosemite National Park with its spectacular waterfalls and Lake Tahoe in California annually, but few consider where that water goes. The answer for much of it is to the San Joaquin River Delta approximately 75 miles east of San Francisco Bay. Here multiple rivers from the Sierra Nevada Mountains empty into a massive wetlands area distinguished by a river delta.

When FarmTek launched its ClearSpan Fabric Structures division in 1981, the company lived or died with the feast-or-famine agricultural industry. Today, ClearSpan manufactures custom-designed fabric structures for a variety of applications across numerous sectors, and owner and founder Barry Goldsher sees unlimited potential for his fabric structures. 

Getting your bonding capacity to grow is something like establishing credit – you can’t get it unless you’ve got it, and if you don’t have it, you can only get it if you have enough money that you don’t need it. That is the situation in which start-up companies find themselves, and for the family-owned Cruz Enterprises, its bonding capacity is increasing slowly but steadily. Managed by President Denise Cruz Serpico and her siblings – brother Evaristo, who is vice president, and sister Tracy, who is secretary/treasurer – the company is looking to expand.

Already known as the go-to cement producer in Chihuahua, Mexico, for several decades, Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC)’s strategy to venture north proved to be one of the best business decisions it has ever made, GCC America Inc. President Enrique Escalante says. 

When ECM International President Tomas Cardenas, P.E., founded the El Paso, Texas-based company in 1983, his vision was to establish a construction consultation organization that put the interests of its clients before its own. This selfless philosophy has inadvertently worked to the benefit of ECM, for it has grown to become one of the largest consulting firms on the United States and Mexico border.

The first phase of a major infrastructure project in the heart of Seattle is underway. General Contractors Skanska USA started work in July 2010 on a portion of the Alaskan Way viaduct replacement program, a $3.1 billion project running along State Route 99 through downtown Seattle.

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