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Construction Materials Firms Consolidate

Three Mid-Atlantic companies known for materials production and heavy civil construction management and implementation have combined to make the largest organization of its kind in the region.

 

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Winkleman Named President, CEO of Hinkle Contracting

Hinkle Contracting Co. LLC appointed Larry Winkleman as president and CEO effective June 1, 2015, succeeding Tom Hinkle. Winkleman joined Hinkle in August 2013 as chief operating officer, having worked for three prominent Ohio construction and construction materials businesses, S.E. Johnson Companies Inc., Kokosing Construction Co. Inc., and, most recently, Miller Bros. Construction Inc. Winkleman is a civil engineer and has a Master of Business Administration degree.

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TRIP Report Details Ohio's Transportation Challenges

Ohio’s transportation system faces challenges in the form of deteriorated roads and bridges, high rates of rural traffic fatalities, increasingly crowded roads, and insufficient funding to proceed with projects needed to support economic development. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could improve road and bridge conditions, boost safety, increase roadway efficiency and support long-term economic growth in Ohio, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization.

 

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Construction Spending Increases in May; Highways Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,035.8 billion, 0.8 percent (±1.5 percent) above the revised April estimate of $1,027.0 billion. The May figure is 8.2 percent (±2.0 percent) above the May 2014 estimate of $957.6 billion.

 

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