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Suffolk Construction moves ahead on a new apartment development. When Boca Raton, Fla.-based developer Atlantic & Pacific Management broke ground in October 2009 on the 368-unit Cresta Bella Apartments in San Diego’s Rancho Peñasquitos submarket in California, it was a welcome event in an otherwise lackluster multifamily construction market in the southern California region.

The Centro project in Toronto is situated on a high-profile location. Once completed in January 2011, the neighborhood of Scarborough in Toronto will be home to the Centro – a residential development with two, 31-story high-rises with 562 condominiums; 16 two-story, loft-style town houses; an amenity building; and four levels of parking.

Special mixes enable divers to place concrete underwater for locks on the Monongahela River. The expansion of a 70-year-old lock on the Monongahela River near Charleroi, Pa., has turned into a multi-phased project for several companies. The upgraded locks at Charleroi are a portion of the entire project to improve and modernize the navigation facilities on the Lower Monongahela River between Braddock and Charleroi.

KGM Contractors keeps busy overseeing major road projects in Minnesota. Last fall, KGM Contractors completed its biggest project to date – a $29.9 million renovation of TH 53 in northeastern Minnesota.

Westcorp will use its 30 years of experience to overcome today’s challenges. Westcorp Properties Inc. is celebrating another milestone this year – its 30th anniversary. Despite challenges at the beginning, the company persevered, making this anniversary a special occasion.

D.J. Kranz says a long list of repeat clients is due to its focus on excellence. When D.J. Kranz Co. Inc. began constructing the Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, Minn., the general contractor knew the structure was designed to have an emergency department, five operating rooms, a state-of-the-art labor and delivery department and a number of general medical and surgical patient rooms. The 301,000-square-foot, five-story project has space for 90 beds – and a potential to expand to 300 beds. It may seem like a standard hospital project, but D.J. Kranz wanted to help the hospital provide the best environment possible for healing.

Baker Roofing Co. has grown from a family owned metal shop to a major player. Although Baker Roofing Co. is one of the largest roofing contractors in the United States, the company stays grounded by relying on the family atmosphere it has nurtured since 1915. In fact, the rest of the industry has taken notice of its treatment of employees throughout the years.

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