No employee wants to do a bad job, but Virginia-based civil contractor Lanford Brothers Co. Inc. says it can give customers peace of mind in knowing its employees are truly invested in doing quality work. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, Lanford Brothers knows its employees have a lot at stake with each job, Vice President Rodney Keffer explains. With employees fully invested in the successful outcome of each project, he says, the company can assure customers that safety and quality are always built in. 

Multiple disciplines are the specialty of Grinaker-LTA, a South African company that offers much more than just civil construction. “Our offering is really broad-based,” explains Tony Page, an executive director of Grinaker-LTA. “To just limit it to roads and bridges and large-scale structures would be narrowing the value offering of Grinaker-LTA.”

The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) – Canada’s first long-distance, limited-access highway – has had a number of repairs and upgrades since it first opened in 1939 with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in attendance. A slew of construction projects in recent years has widened most of the QEW from four lanes into a six-lane, cross-section superhighway. Today, only one section remains: a 9.5-kilometer stretch of highway between Toronto and Niagara Falls that travels through the city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Dufferin Construction Co.’s commitment to innovative construction methods and technologies is shining through on three major road and bridge projects the company is constructing in Ontario. Work is underway on three contracts for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation:  core/collector expansion on Highway 401 west of Highway 410 in Mississauga, Highway 401 westbound collector rehabilitation from Jane Street to Kipling Avenue in Toronto, and the rehabilitation of eight bridges along Highway 403 in Hamilton.

Wetlands are one of nature’s ways of filtering and purifying water, and communities in southern areas of the United States that have copious wetlands and bayous are taking advantage of them. The city of Beaumont, Texas, recently commissioned Brystar Contracting to build cells in wetlands it owns and a levee as the last step in filtering ammonia out of the effluent from the city’s sewage treatment plant before it is reintroduced into the Hildebrandt Bayou nearby.

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AECI) serves a critical role of buil­ding and maintaining an electricity infrastructure serving approxim­ate­ly 490,000 people throughout its home state. The company, established in the 1940s, is own­ed by the state’s 17 electric distribution coop­er­atives that provide retail electricity to mem­bers.

If there is an aspect of modern life that goes unappreciated, it is the steady flow of transportation, as people move from place to place to reach their destinations. And in the Northeast, DOTs frequently rely on Northeast Remsco Construction Inc. and its transportation division to help them keep things flowing smoothly.

Lawhorne Brothers Paving’s strong reputation for completing quality projects on time for nearly 50 years is the key to its success. Much of this positive reputation comes from the company’s many repeat customers as well as longstanding relationships with other contractors, Vice President C.R. Abbott says.

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