About 30 percent of the structural work is complete.
Designed to offer a variety of steels for energy, power and transporta-tion markets, the new, $1.3 billion Big River Steel mill in Osceola, Ark.,will be the worlds first flat-rolled flex mill when it opens in mid-2016.
Situated on approximately 1,300 acres, the facility will be able to produce 1.6 million tons of steelper year.
I cant begin to describe it, as it truly is one of those things you need to experience in person,said Mark Bula, Big River Steel CCO. Pictures simply cant convey the size and magnitude of
Worlds First Flat-RolledFlex Steel Mill Set for 2016
City of Kannapolis Sees
Hydrema Breaks Ground on
Guy M. Turner Invests in New
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) An influx of federalmoney to repair hundreds of roads and bridgesdamaged by last months historic flooding willdo little to improve South Carolinas dilapidatedhighway system.
Thats because the federal governmentsemergency money can be used only to makeroads safely passable again, said stateDepartment of Transportation Secretary ChristyHall.
If the roads were bad before, theyre badnow. This is not a betterment program, Halltold the House budget-writing committee Nov.5. If its safe and can be returned to service,thats what were doing.
Repairs wont make the road like new, sheadded: Its going to look like a patchwork.
One month after the catastrophic storm, 54roads and 29 bridges remained closed statewide,most of them in Richland, Lexington andClarendon counties. Thats down from an Oct. 5peak of 541 closures, according to the DOT.
By Thanksgiving, the number of total clo-
Aid for Roads Wont ImproveHighway System
By Brenda RuggieroCEG CORRESPONDENT
Rutgers Universitys Center forAdvanced Infrastructure andTransportation (CAIT) recently unveiledthe BEAST (Bridge Evaluation andAccelerated Structural Testing) a facilitycreated to study future performance and
lifespan of materials and elements, aswell as maintenance, rehabilitation andpreservation techniques for aging high-way bridges.
The system is designed to quantita-tively measure stresses and deteriora-tion caused by extreme traffic andenvironmental loading on full-scale
Rutgers Unveils BEAST toStudy Lifespan of a Bridge
Data from the BEAST will allowthe projection of future per-formance and longevity of
bridge materials and compo-nents.
see BEAST page 74
see HIGHWAY page 84see MILL page 88
By Cindy RileyCEG CORRESPONDENT
Table of Contents ................4
Trailers Section ............55-67
Parts Section ................68-69
Business Calendar ............93
Advertisers Index ............102
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4 Heavy Duty Linkage and Bucket Assembly
New electro-hydraulic system and main control valve use intelligent technology to control on-demand flow, balancing engine power with hydraulic pump output to provide maximum production with minimal fuel consumption through high torque at low rpm.
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Factory-fitted breaker and shear piping (X1) and tilt and rotation piping (X3) increase versatility by enabling a wide range of additional attachments to be used, all with Volvo direct parts replacement capacity.
2 Auxiliary Hydraulic Piping
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High strength tensile steel X-frame is robotically welded and reinforced on both upper and lower structures. Plus, heavy-duty superstructure undercover plates give additional protection to the machine underside. It all adds up to longer frame life.
10 Stronger Undercarriage
Multiple access to grouped service points along with three-stage air cleaner and easy access to pattern control valve for quick and easy servicing with operator choice of control pattern.
9 World Class Serviceability
Volvo high torque at low rpm engine design for high performance and class-leading fuel economy, backed by our Fuel Efficiency Guarantee.*
8 Volvo Certified Engine with Fuel Efficiency Guarantee
Heavy steel raised walkways with well-placed handrail access for safety and easy cleaning.
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6 Volvo Care Cab
Excellent performance in heavy digging and extended customer value along with a field rebuildable design for ease of service.
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8 CITY OF KANNAPOLIS SEES SMOOTHER ROADSWITH LEEBOY
When you have been successful and happy doing a construction job a certain wayfor a number of years, it is often difficult to see how it can be done even better.But construction equipment technology from Leeboy always delivers on its promiseto help get things done faster and more efficiently, and that is exactly whatLeeBoys new Rosco RA-400 pothole patcher is doing for the streets and roadwaysof the city of Kannapolis.
12 GUY M. TURNER INVESTS IN NEW EQUIPMENT There are several factors that determine how a company grows and what it does.In the case of Guy M. Turner it boils down to one thing hard work and delivering and doing what he says.
20 HYDREMA BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW U.S.HEADQUARTERS IN GEORGIA
A great turnout of local dignitaries and representatives of the architects and subcontractors of this project turned out for the ceremony and an opportunity to welcome Hydrema to the location.
22 UNITED CRANE & RIGGING APPOINTS MIRABILE JR. AS GM
United Crane & Rigging announced the appointment of Joe Mirabile Jr. to the position of general manager.
26 D-MAR GENERAL EXPECTS RISE IN PROJECTS, POSITIONS
Survey findings released by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)in October illustrated the severity of the construction industrys workforce shortage, with 86 percent of all firms reporting