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People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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August 8, 2020 Brinkmann Constructors Hires Chris Bub as Chief Financial Officer Brinkmann Constructors has hired Chris Bub as Chief Financial Officer. Bub will oversee accounting, finance, information technology and human resources in this newly-defined role and will be the key advisor for Brinkmann’s employee ownership. He is based at the general contractor’s St. Louis

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Contegra Construction Targets Fall Completion for Warehouse in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

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Mascoutah, Ill.-based Jung Warehousing, Inc. is adding a new warehouse to its transportation, warehousing and logistic services.  Contegra Construction is building the 126,350-square-foot facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., which will debut in fall 2020.             Located on a 26-acre site at 2620 Industrial Dr. in Mt. Vernon, the warehouse is being constructed of tilt-up concrete

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Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA Partnership Sponsors National Electrical Code (NEC) Revisions Classes

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Every three years, revisions are made to the National Electrical Code (NEC) to improve safety in the rapidly changing electrical industry.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) administers the updates to NFPA 70, NEC, to reflect the newest safe installation practices utilized by the electrical industry, bringing about hundreds of revisions and new rules to the code.  On two consecutive

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Construction of Allegiant Stadium Achieves Certificate of Occupancy

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Mortenson | McCarthy Delivers Substantial Completion Early The Mortenson | McCarthy joint venture received a Certificate of Occupancy on Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders and notably the largest entertainment venue in Las Vegas. The joint venture team wrapped up the $1.97 billion facility on July 30, marking the end

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Murphy Company Acquires Bick Group’s Service and Installation Business

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Murphy Company, a mechanical contractor based in Missouri and Colorado, has closed on a transaction to acquire Bick Group’s service and installation business. Bick Group is a local company based in Maryland Heights that has served the mission critical environment since 1964.  In it’s 56 years in business, Bick has provided critical facility infrastructure expertise,

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Holland Construction Services Building New Volpi Foods Processing Facility

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Holland Construction Services is working on a new 87,000-square-foot food processing facility for Volpi Foods. The two-story meat slicing and packaging plant will be located at 20 Progress Drive in Union, Missouri and will connect to Volpi’s current prosciutto processing plant. Holland Senior Project Manager, Steve Teipe, said the building will be a tilt-up project,

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Construction of Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center

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First in nation to take advantage of C.H.I.P.I.N. for Vets Act saves taxpayers $30 million August 5, 2020, Omaha, NE – McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction of the Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, a 157,000-square-foot, three-story, outpatient facility for veterans. With nearly 40,000 veterans being treated in Omaha annually, the new facility includes seven primary-care units, an outpatient surgery

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the 401(k)

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Submitted by: Schmersahl Treloar & Co. As most people know by now, the 401(k) is a popular defined benefit retirement plan that allows employees to defer income taxes on contributions to their own retirement security. The 401(k) allows for both employee and employer contributions (up to certain limits). Employers must compete for the most productive employees. Increasingly, offering

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Western Specialty Contractors Restores Millington High School Gym Façade in Tennessee

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Workers maintain social distancing from students by taping off work areas, restricting traffic Millington, Tennessee is a small town located just north of Memphis that is known for its proximity to NSA Mid-South Naval Base and its tight-knit community. Western Specialty Contractors – Little Rock, AR Branch was recently contracted through The Garland Company to

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Jon Danuser: A Career Overseeing Transformation of an Industry

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Submitted by MCA-EMO When Jon Danuser joined Johnson Controls in 1978 as construction sales engineer, his job was estimating pneumatic thermostats, valves and copper tubing.  At the time of his retirement as market director for the company in June 2020, he was overseeing the work of more than 250 people in Eastern Missouri and Southern

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