Industrial

United Grading and Paving has been based in Powers Lake, N.D., for two years performing earth-moving, excavation, asphalt and grading for residential and commercial customers. Those markets are improving, but Vice President Paul Schneider says the company is looking to enter the oil and gas industry to broaden the future of the expanding company. 

Tomar Construction promises a strong ethical, moral and professional environment for its employees and clients. In this way, it plans to stay distinctive in the industry and secure a sustainable future. 

President Tom Mottackal founded Tomar Construction in 1998 and at the time specialized in mechanical HVAC services. Today, the company has become a general mechanical process contractor focusing on public works mainly wastewater treatment facilities in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Enstrom Helicopter Corp.‘s choice of general contractor to design and build an expansion to its manufacturing plant in Menominee, Mich., became clear after the company looked into the backgrounds of the frontrunners for the job. “The feedback Enstrom received during the prequalification process from our previous clients is what swayed them to hire us and weighed heavily in their decision,” says Tom Helminen, president of Moyle Construction USA, the contractor chosen in 2013 to lead the project. 

From its innovative electrical designs in metropolitan areas to solar plants in the desert, Helix Electric of Nevada LLC is powering the western portion of the United States one project at a time. 

President Victor Fuchs opened Helix Electric of Nevada in 2001. The company is a branch of Helix Electric, which was founded in San Diego in 1985. The company’s services include design/build, construction, engineering and continuous improvement of the installation and quality of electrical systems. “We cover all aspects of the market and that’s a huge advantage for us,” Fuchs says. “When the economy got bad, we could focus on areas that were doing better than others.” 

Versatility usually means you’re getting the best of both worlds. Durable yet lightweight, easy to assemble but long-lasting – versatility often combines words whose definitions seem to not fit together, but once joined tend to create superior results. 

“Our buildings are advertised as buildings of 1,000 uses and it can’t be more true than that,” says Brad Williams, a national sales specialist at ClearSpan, which engineers, manufactures and installs engineered fabric buildings. “Our buildings can be used as temporary housing and coverings for the construction industry and used as laydown or staging for materials. It can be used as temporary storage or permanent storage for warehousing vehicles or transloading operations. We also do an awful lot of buildings for the agriculture market to store commodities and house livestock. Our buildings can be customized to their needs.” 

After more than 75 years, it would be easy for Plumrose USA to take a break from advancing its operations. But the premium meats company has no intention of letting its quality lapse, CEO David Schanzer says.

“We are the leading producer of private-branded sliced lunch meats in the country,” he says. “We value our customers’ brands as much as we value our own. You won’t find that [commitment] anywhere else.”

Based in Downers Grove, Ill., Plumrose’s product line includes bacon, packaged deli meats, cooked ribs and canned hams. The company is a subsidiary of Danish Crown, a Denmark-based international food producer.

A 125-acre former concrete tailing disposal pit in Miami-Dade County that was once considered to be too difficult to redevelop is beginning a major transformation. The first phase of the Miami International Tradeport, a $135 million, nine-building warehouse and distribution development on the site, is anticipated to open its doors before the end of 2013. 

Contractor Butters Construction and Development broke ground in early 2012 on the 147,840-square-foot warehouse facility. The LEED-certified building will feature impact glass that will allow natural lighting throughout the facility as well as be equipped with T-5 lighting. The facility also includes a truck court with trailer storage. RLC Architects designed the facility, and the engineer is Ludovici and Orange. 

Businesses are born when entrepreneurs see something missing in a market – primarily a product or service – and businesses then tend to succeed when they supply that desired product or service. Great Basin Industrial (GBI) was founded in 2006 when two industrial construction veterans, Scott Kent and Jeff Murray, recognized  customer demand for contractors with a strong work ethic providing high-quality plate steel construction services. The market has responded very well, and the business has grown more than 50 percent each year.

“The company was started by two industry veterans with 20-plus years of experience in industrial welding and construction,” CFO J.D. Oldham explains. 

“They were top-tier superintendents  with a vision and dedication to doing things the right way.   Since then they have added more key managers, employees, service capabilities and ultimately more customers.”

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