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SmithGroupJJR President & CEO Carl Roehling appointed to serve on the AIA/AGC Joint Committee

President & CEO Carl Roehling, SmithGroupJJR

President & CEO Carl Roehling, SmithGroupJJR

American Institute of Architects and Associated General Contractors of America joint committee provides important forum

Carl Roehling, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, president & CEO of SmithGroupJJR, has been appointed to serve on the Joint Committee of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

For decades, the AIA/AGC Joint Committee has provided a forum for the design and construction community to discuss important issues related to the construction industry. The committee’s goal is to promote cooperation and develop tools that support a collaborative process.

“We are honored to have someone of Carl’s prominence in the profession serving on the Joint Committee. His seasoned leadership and extensive project knowledge will undoubtedly enhance the work of the committee,” said Thompson Penney, FAIA, co-chair of the AIA/AGC Joint Committee. Roehling’s appointment was made by 2014 AIA president Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA.

The AIA/AGC Joint Committee is composed of 10 AIA members and 10 AGC members, which come from small and large firms alike. Current focus topics of the committee include the benefits of early collaboration in the design and construction process, the cost of acquiring work and strengthening the voice of emerging professionals.

As president & CEO of SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, Roehling has remained an active leader of the profession. His 25+ years of involvement features numerous leadership positions with the AIA on both the national and chapter levels. He is the recipient of the prestigious Gold Medal Award — the highest honor the organization can bestow on a member – by two AIA chapters: AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan. Roehling served on the Board of Directors of AIA’s national organization, as well as the American Architectural Foundation.

Roehling, also active in his local community, is on the Board of Directors and past-president of the Michigan Architectural Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Michigan YMCA.

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the nearly 83,000 members of the American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org) consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.

About SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR (www.smithgroupjjr.com) is ranked a Top 10 design firm by Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. Its staff numbers 800 employees in 10 offices, including a new office in Shanghai, China. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has 343 LEED professionals and 102 LEED certified projects.

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Road Commission for Oakland County, Mich. Has Applied Spring Weight Restrictions To Roads

RCOCThe Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has recently applied seasonal spring weight restrictions to its non-all-weather roads. The restrictions limit the amount of weight trucks can carry on the roads and are intended to minimize damage to the roads while the ground under the roads is thawing.

Anyone wanting an update on the status of the weight restrictions can call RCOC’s weight restrictions hotline at (248) 858-4765.

Each spring, in accordance with state law, RCOC reduces the weight limits on its non-all-weather roads as temperatures begin to rise and the ground begins to thaw. “As the road subsurface thaws, the road’s ability to carry weight is reduced,” explained RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “That means that a weight that wouldn’t affect the road under normal conditions, might now damage the road. These restrictions help to ensure that our roads last as long as possible, with as few potholes as possible.”

The restrictions do not affect passenger vehicles, but apply to commercial trucks.

Weight restrictions are enforced by weigh masters employed by the Road Commission, the state, local communities or the Sheriff’s Department. Violation of the weight restrictions can result in a citation and fine.

David Czerniakowski, director of RCOC’s Customer Services Department, said the timing of this year’s weight restrictions is typical. “It is usually in February or March that the ground is thawing and we must apply the restrictions,” he said.

Czerniakowski will recommend that the restrictions be removed when he determines that the soil is no longer saturated and the frost has thawed. He noted that the weight restrictions have an impact on several industries including building construction, because it restricts companies’ ability to move heavy equipment.

“Weight restrictions do not prevent trucks from operating,” Czerniakowski said. “They may still operate on affected roads, they simply have to operate with a reduced load on those roads.”

A “truck operators’ map” is available from the Road Commission that shows which roads have weight restrictions. The map is available by calling RCOC’s Customer Services Dept. at (248) 858-4835 or by visiting the department’s offices at the RCOC facility at 2420 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township (office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.).

The map is also available on RCOC’s Web page at www.rcocweb.org, and listings of the affected roads are posted on the Web site as well.

NORMAL ROADS – BLACK

(35% REDUCTION IN LOAD REQUIRED)

Addison Area

Army Rd

Barr Rd

Brewer Rd

Curtis Rd

Dequindre Rd (N of 36 Mile Rd)

Drahner Rd

Frick Rd

Gerst Rd

Hagerman Rd

Hosner Rd

Indian Lk Rd

Lake George Rd

Leonard Rd (E of the Village of Leonard to Macomb County) & (W of the Village of Leonard to Lake George Rd)

Mack Rd

McKail Rd

Moffat Rd

Noble Rd

Oakwood Rd

Ray Rd

Rochester Rd (Village of Leonard N to Lapeer County line)

Romeo Rd

Rowland Rd

Secord Lk Rd

Shoup Rd

Texter Rd

Townsend Rd

Walker Rd

Yule Rd

Auburn Hills Area

Dutton Rd (E of Bald Mountain Rd to Oakland Twp limits)

Bloomfield Area

14 Mile Rd (E of Inkster to Cranbrook Rd)

Bingham Rd (N of 14 Mile to Lincoln Dr

Charing Cross (Woodward/M-1 NE to Wattles Rd)

Covington Rd (S of Quarton to Maple Rd)

Cranbrook Rd (S of Quarton to 14 Mile Rd)

Eastways Rd (S of Square Lk Rd to Long Lk Rd)

Echo Rd (N of Lone Pine to Long Lk Rd)

Franklin Rd (N of 14 Mile to Long Lk Rd) & (N of Long Lk Rd to City of Pontiac limits)

Gilbert Lk Rd (N of Maple Rd to Quarton Rd)

Hickory Grove Rd (E of Telegraph Rd/U-24 to Lahser Rd)

Inkster Rd (N of 14 Mile to Lone Pine Rd)

Klingensmith Rd (N of Square Lk Rd to Telegraph/US-24)

Lahser Rd (N of Hickory Grove Rd to Square Lk Rd)

Lincoln Dr (E of Telegrpah/US-24 to Lahser Rd)

Lone Pine Rd (E of Inkster Rd to Lahser Rd)

Maple Rd (E of Lahser to Covington Rd/Cranbrook Rd)

Opdyke Rd (S of Squirrel Lk Rd to Hickory Grove Rd)

Quarton Rd (E of Inkster to Telegraph/US-24) & (E of Telegraph/US-24 to Adams Rd)

Square Lk Rd (W of Telegraph/US-24 to Middlebelt Rd) & (Opdyke Rd E to Adams Rd)

Squirrel Rd (N of Wattles to S Blvd)

Walnut Lk Rd (E of Inkster Rd to Franklin Rd)

Ward Rd (E of Orchard K Rd to Telegraph Rd/US-24)

Wattles Rd (W of Adams to Kensington Rd)

Westview Rd (E of Squirrel Rd to Adams Rd)

Wing Lake Rd (N of 14 Mile to Lone Pine Rd)

Brandon Area

Allen Rd

Bald Eagle Rd

Baldwin Rd

Big Fish Lk Rd

Burrus Rd

Connell Rd

Dartmouth Rd

Davison Lk Rd

Glass Rd

Granger Rd

Hadley Rd

Honert Rd

Hummer Lk Rd

Hurd Rd

Kent Rd

Lockwood Rd

Oak Hill Rd

Perry Lk Rd

Poli Rd (Between Sashabaw & Lockwood Rd)

Ramsey Rd

Reese Rd

Sands Rd

Sashabaw Rd (S of Oakwood Rd to Seymour Lk Rd)

Sawmill Lk Rd

Sherwood Rd

Stanton Rd

State Park Rd

Wooley Rd

Commerce Area

14 Mile Rd (E of Decker Rd to Haggerty Rd)

Bass Lk Rd (Sleeth Rd SE to Benstein Rd)

Benstein Rd (S of Sleeth Rd to Maple Rd)

Bogie Lk Rd (S of Cooley Lk Rd to Commerce Rd)

Carey Rd (S of Cooley Lk Rd to Commerce Rd)

Carroll Lk Rd (S of Cooley Lk Rd to Commerce Rd)

Charms Rd (N of Buno Rd to Wixom Rd)

Cooley LK Rd

Crumb Rd (E of Welch Rd)

Glengary Rd (W of Benstein Rd to Wixom Rd)

Ladd Rd

Loon Lk Rd (E of the City of Wixom to Benstein Rd)

Maple Rd (E of Beck Rd to Benstein Rd)

Newton Rd

Oakley Park Rd (Outside of the Village Limits of Wolverine Lk)

Pontiac Trail Rd (N of Maple to M-5)

Richardson Rd (W of Martin Rd)

S Commerce Rd

Sleeth Rd

Walnut Lk (E of Pontiac Trail to Haggerty Rd)

Welch Rd

Wise Rd

Wixom Rd

Farmington Area – NONE

Groveland Area

Auten Rd

Bald Eagle Rd

Barron Rd

Bird Rd

Brandt Rd

Buckell Lk Rd

County Line Rd (E of M-15 to Brandon Twp limits)

Croup Rd

Ellis Rd

Glass Rd

Groveland Rd

Hawley Rd

E Holly Rd

Horton Rd

Jossman Rd

Kier Rd

McGinnis Rd

Oakhill Rd

Perryville Rd

State Park Rd

Thayer Rd

Tripp Rd

Tucker Rd

Van Rd (N of Grange Hall Rd to Genesee County line)

Vassar Rd

Weber Rd

Wildwood Rd

Worden Rd

Highland Area

Beaumont Rd

Buckhorn Lake Rd

Clyde Rd

Cooley Lk Rd

Duck Lk Rd

Eagle Rd

Fish Lake Rd

Harvey Lake Rd

Hickory Ridge Rd (½ Mile N of Clyde Rd to Rose Twp limits)

Highland Hills Rd

Honeywell Lk Rd

Jackson Blvd

Livingston Rd

Lone Tree Rd

Middle Rd

Pettibone Lk Rd

Rowe Rd

Reid Rd

Teeple Lk Rd

Tipsico Lk Rd

Wardlow Rd

White Lake Rd

Holly Area

Academy Rd (W of the Village of Holly to Fish Lk Rd)

Addis Rd

Belford  Rd

County Line Rd (E of Halsey Rd to the RR track E of N Holly Rd)

Eddy Lake Rd (N of Grange Hall Rd to Tinsman Rd)

Elliot Rd

Evans Rd

Fagan Rd

Falk Rd

Fish Lk Rd

Gage Rd

Groveland Rd

Grundyke Rd

Halsey Rd

Hess Rd

Holdridge Rd

E Holly Rd

Houser Rd (W of the Village of Holly to Hickory Ridge Rd)

Kurtz Rd

Lahring Rd

Mackey Rd

McClelland

Mitchell Rd

Newark Rd

Quick Rd

Shields Rd

Thompson Rd

Tinsman Rd

Tucker Rd

Vassar Rd

Weber Rd

Independence Area

Allen Rd

Baldwin Rd

Clarkston Rd (E of the Village of Clarkston)

Clement  Rd

Clintonville Rd

Cranberry Lk Rd

Dartmouth Rd

Deer Lk Rd (W of the Village of Clarkston)

Easton Rd

Ellis Rd

Foster Rd

Hadley Rd

Holcomb Rd (N of the Village of Clarkston)

Hubbard Rd

Indianwood Rd

Mann Rd

Maybee Rd

Oak Hill Rd

Pelton Rd

Perry Lk Rd

Pine Knob Rd

Rattalee Lk Rd

Reese Rd

Rohr Rd

Shappie Rd

Stickney Rd

Waldon Rd (E of the Village of Clarkston)

Walters Rd

Waterford Rd

Whipple Lk Rd

White Lk Rd (S of the Village of Clarkston to Dixie Hwy / US 10 aka US 24)

Lyon Area

9 Mile Rd (E of Pontiac Trail to Napier Rd)

11 Mile Rd

12 Mile Rd (W of Johns to Martindale Rd)

Chubb Rd

Currie Rd

Dixboro Rd (S of 12 Mile Rd to 11 Mile Rd)

Griswold Rd

Haas Rd

Henry Rd

Johns Rd

Locust Rd

Martindale Rd

Milford Rd (N of 10 Mile Rd to Grand River Ave)

Napier Rd (12 Mile Rd S to 8 Mile R

Old Plank Rd

Travis Rd

South Hill Rd

Spaulding Rd

Milford Area

Buno Rd

Burns Rd

Charms Rd

Childs Lk Rd

Commerce Rd (W of the Village of Milford to Livingston County line)

Cooley Lk Rd

Dawson Rd

Duck Lk Rd (N of Commerce Rd to Cooley Lk Rd)

Garner Rd

Hickory Ridge Rd (S of General Motors Rd to High Ridge Rd)

High Ridge Rd

Honeywell Lk Rd

Huron River Pkwy

Labadie Rd

West Maple Rd

Martindale Rd

Moore Rd

Old Plank Rd

Pearson Rd

Rowe Rd

South Hill Rd

Stobart Rd

Stoneridge Rd

Weaver Rd

Wixom Rd

Novi Area

14 Mile Rd (E of Decker to Haggerty Rd)

Napier Rd (S of 12 Mile Rd to 8 Mile Rd)

Oakland Area

Adams Rd

Brewster Rd

Buell Rd

Clarkston Rd

Collins Rd

Dequindre Rd (S of Parks Rd to Inwood Rd)

Dutton Rd

Gallagher Rd

Gunn Rd

Hadden Rd

Harmon Rd

Hixon Rd

Inwood Rd

Kern Rd

Kline Rd

Lake George Rd

Letts Rd

Livernois Rd

Mead Rd

Miller Rd

Orion Rd (N of Gallaher Rd to Stoney Creek Rd)

Parks Rd

Predmore Rd

Romeo Rd

Rush Rd

Sheldon Rd

Silverbell Rd

Snell Rd

Stoney Creek Rd

Winkler Mill Rd

Orion Area

Bald Mountain Rd (N of Brown Rd to Silverbell Rd)

Casemer Rd

Clarkston Rd

Coats Rd (N of Indianwood Rd to Stanton Rd)

Conklin Rd

Dutton Rd (E of Bald Mountain Rd to Oakland Twp limits)

Giddings Rd (N of Railroad tracks to Waldon Rd)

Greenshield Rd

Gregory Rd

Heights Rd

Hemingway Rd

Indian Lk Rd

Indianwood Rd/Baldwin (W of roundabout to Independence Twp limits)

Joslyn Rd

Judah Rd

Kern Rd

Maybee Rd

Miller Rd

Morgan Rd

Newman Rd (N of Indianwood Rd to Stanton & W of Joslyn Rd to Uncertified portion of Rd)

Orion Rd

Rohr Rd

Scripps Rd

Silverbell Rd (W of Giddings to Joslyn Rd & E of Silverbell Rd to Kern Rd)

Squirrel Rd

Stanton Rd

Waldon Rd

Oxford Area

Baldwin Rd

Barber Rd

Barr Rd

Coats Rd

Davison Lk Rd (W of Thomas Rd to Baldwin Rd)

Delano Rd

Drahner Rd

Garner Rd

Hummer Lk Rd

Indian Lk Rd

Ludwing Rd

Metamora Rd (beginning approx. 1000’ W of M-24/Lapeer Rd to Lapeer County line)

Newman Rd

Noble Rd

Oakwood Rd (E of M-24 to Addison Twp limits)

Oxford Rd (N of Village of Oxford limits to Ray Rd & N of Ray Rd to Oakwood Rd)

Pontiac Rd (N of Drahner Rd to Village of Oxford limits)

Ray Rd (beginning approx. 1000’ E of M-24/Lapeer Rd to Addison Twp limits)

Shipman Rd

Stanton Rd

Thomas Rd

Pontiac Area

Orchard Lk Rd (N of Telegraph Rd/US 24 to Woodward/M-1)

Rochester Hills Area

Adams Rd

Avon Rd (E of Adams Rd to John R Rd)

Crooks Rd (N of Hamlin Rd to Avon Rd)

Dequindre Rd (N of 24 Mile Rd to Washington Rd)

Dutton Rd

Livernois Rd (Auburn Rd N to Dutton Rd)

Mead Rd

South Blvd

Tienken Rd (E of Adams Rd to Washington Rd)

Washington Rd

Winkler Mill

Rose Area

Baker Rd

Bone Rd

Buckhorn Lk Rd

Chana Rd

Cole Rd

Davisburg Rd (W of Milford Rd to Buckhorn Lk Rd)

Demode Rd

Eagle Rd

Fenton Rd

Fish Lk Rd

Hensell Rd

Hickory Ridge Rd

S Holly Rd

Houser Rd

Joel Rd

Munger Rd

Oakhurst Rd

Parker Rd

Pepper Rd

Pool Rd

Ranch Rd

Rattalee Lk Rd

Rose Center Rd (W of Milford Rd to Livingston County line & E of Milford Rd @ Ranch Rd to Highland Twp limits)

Rosell Rd

Sackner Rd

Taylor Lk Rd

Terrace Rd

Tipsico Lk Rd (S of rose Center Rd to Highland Twp limits)

Tucker Rd

Waters Rd

Weber Rd

Royal Oak Area

Wyoming Rd (N of 8 Mile to Royal Oak Twp limits @ Wyoming Pl)

Southfield Area

14 Mile Rd (E of Inkster Rd to Lincoln Hills Ct @ which is j W of Evergreen)

Springfield Area

Big Lk Rd

Bigelow Rd

Bridge Lk Rd

Clark Rd

Clement

Crosby Lk Rd (E of Hillsboro Rd & W of Andersonville Rd)

Davisburg Rd (E of Dixie Hwy/US 24 to Bridge Lk Rd)

Dilley Rd

Eagle Rd

Eaton Rd

Edgar Rd

Ellis Rd (S of Oakhill to Rattalee Lk Rd & N of Holcomb Rd)

Enterprise (SE of E Holly Rd E to Dixie Hwy/US 24)

Farley Rd

Foster Rd

Gibbs Rd

Hall Rd

Hillsboro Rd

Hogback Lk Rd

Holcomb Rd

E Holly Rd

Kier Rd

Knox Rd

Neal Rd

Oakhill Rd

Ormond Rd

Parker Rd

Rattalee Lk Rd

Ridgewood Rd

Scott Rd

Shaffer Rd

Tindall Rd

Tucker Rd

Weber Rd

Woodland Trail

Troy Area

South Blvd

Waterford Area

Airport Rd (S of Highland Rd/M-59 to Elizabeth Lk Rd)

Cass Elizabeth Rd

Cass Lk Rd (N of Elizabeth Lk Rd to Pontiac Lk Rd)

Clintonville Rd

Coomer Rd

County Center Rd (E of Telegraph Rd/US-24 to City of Pontiac limits)

Crescent Lk Rd

Elizabeth Lk Rd (W of Cooley Lk Rd)

Frembes Rd

Gale Rd

Hatchery Rd

Hiller Rd

Hospital Rd

James K Rd (S of Voorheis Rd to the City of Sylvan Lake limits)

Lake Angelus Ln

Lake Angelus Rd

Lochaven Rd

Maceday Lk Rd

Mann Rd

Nelsey Rd

Parkway Rd

Pontiac Lk Rd (W of Highland/M-59 to White Lk Twp limits)

Silver Lk Rd

Tubbs Rd

Voorheis Rd

Watkins Lk Rd (W of Scott Lk Rd to Dixie Hwy/ US-24)

West Bloomfield Area

Comer Rd

Drake Rd

Farmington Rd

Green Lk Rd

Greer Rd

Halsted

Hiller Rd

Inkster Rd

Keith Rd (Btn Commerce Rd & Willow Rd)

Lochaven Rd

Lone Pine Rd

Middlebelt Rd (S of Long Lk Rd to 14 Mile Rd)

Oakley Park Rd

Pine Lake Dr (Btn Orchard Lk & Middlebelt Rd)

Pontiac Trail (W of Orchard Lk Rd to Haggerty Rd)

Richardson Rd

Square Lk Rd (E of Middlebelt to Bloomfield Twp limits)

Walnut Lk Rd

White Lake Area

Bogie Lk Rd

Brendel Rd

Cedar Island Rd

Cooley Lk Rd

Crosby Lk Rd

Cross Rd

Cuthbert Rd

Eagle Rd

Elizabeth Lk Rd

Farnsworth Rd

Fisk Rd

Ford Rd

Gale Rd

Grass Lk Rd

Haley Rd

Hill Rd

Hitchcock Rd

Jackson Blvd

Maceday Lk Rd

McKeachie Rd

Ormond Rd

Orr Rd

Oxbow Lk Rd

Pontiac Lk Rd

Porter Rd

Round LK Rd

Sugden Rd

Teeple Lk Rd

Teggerdine Rd

Union Lk Rd

White Lk Rd (W of Orr  Rd to Eagle Rd)

DESIGNATED ROADS – BLUE

(25% WEIGHT RESTRICTION)

Addison Area

Lakeville Rd (E of the Village of Oxford to Rochester Rd)

Rochster Rd (S of the Village of Leonard to Romeo Rd)

Auburn Hills Area – NONE

Bloomfield Area

Lahser Rd (Long Lk Rd S to the City of Southfield)

Long Lk Rd (E of the Twp of West Bloomfield to Vaughn Rd) & (E of Vaughn Rd to the City of Troy)

Brandon Area

Oakwood Rd (E of Ortonville Rd/M-15 to Oxford Twp)

Sashabaw Rd (S of Seymour Lk Rd to Independence Twp)

Seymour Lk Rd (E of Ortonville Rd/M-15 to Oxford Twp)

Commerce Area

Commerce Rd (E of Duck Lk Rd to West Bloomfield Twp)

Commerce Crossing (W Maple Rd S to Haggerty Rd)

Duck Lk Rd (Commerce Rd S to Sleeth Rd)

Haggerty Rd (W Maple Rd S to 14 Mile Rd)

Loop Rd (Commerce Crossing Rd S to 14 Mile Rd)

Farmington Area

10 Mile Rd (Haggerty Rd E to Halsted Rd) & (Orchard Lk Rd E to Inkster Rd)

12 Mile Rd (Orchard Lk Rd E to Inkster Rd)

Haggerty Rd (14 Mile Rd S to 8 Mile Rd)

Middlebelt Rd (S of 14 Mile to 8 Mile Rd)

Groveland Area

Grange Hall Rd (Dixie Hwy E to Ortonville Rd/M-15)

Highland Area

Milford Rd (Rose Twp S to Milford Twp)

Holly Area

Grange Hall Rd (W of N Holly Rd to Genesee County line)

North Holly Rd (Grange Hall Rd N to Genesee County line)

Independence Area

Andersonville Rd (Waterford Twp W to Springfield Twp)

Sashabaw Rd (I-75 N to Brandon Twp)

Lyon Area

8 Mile Rd (Currie Rd E to Napier Rd)

10 Mile Rd (Pontiac Trail E to Napier Rd)

11 Mile Rd (Pontiac Trail E to Martindale Rd)

Lyon Center Drive (W of Milford Rd, N of Grand River Ave)

Pontiac Trail (Grand River SW to Silver Lk Rd) & (10 Mile Rd S to 8 Mile Rd)

Silver Lk Rd (Kent Lk Rd W to Livingston County line)

Milford Area

Commerce Rd (Duck Lk Rd W to Village of Milford)

Duck Lk Rd (Commerce Rd S to Sleeth Rd)

Milford Rd (N of the Village of Milford to Highland Twp)

Novi Area

8 Mile Rd (Napier Rd E to Taft Rd)

10 Mile Rd (Napier Rd E to Haggerty Rd)

Haggerty Rd (8 Mile Rd N to 14 Mile Rd)

Oakland Area

Orion Rd (Dutton Rd NW to Collins Rd/Gallagher Rd)

Rochester Rd (Mead Rd N to Addison Twp)

Orion Area

Baldwin Rd (Indianwood Rd S to Brown Rd)

Indianwood Rd (Lapeer Rd/M-24 W to Baldwin Rd)

Oxford Area

Lakeville Rd (Village of Oxford E to Addison Twp)

Oakwood Rd (Lapeer Rd/M-24 W to Baldwin Rd)

Seymour Lk Rd (Baldwin Rd E to the Village of Oxford)

Pontiac Area – NONE

Rochester Hills Area

Avon Rd (John R Rd E to Dequindre Rd)

Dequindre Rd (South Blvd N to 24 Mile Rd)

Livernois Rd (South Blvd N to Auburn Rd)

Orion Rd (Rochester Rd NW to Dutton Rd)

Parkdale Rd (De  quindre Rd W to Sheldon Rd)

Rochester Rd (Tienken Rd N to Mead Rd)

Rose Area

Davisburg Rd (Milford Rd E to Springfield Twp)

Milford Rd (Highland Twp N to the Village of Holly)

Royal Oak Area

Coolidge Hwy (Woodward Ave/M-1 S to Webster)

Southfield Area

10 Mile Rd (Inkster Rd E to Telegraph Rd /US-24

12 Mile Rd (Inkster Rd E to Northwestern Hwy/M-4)

13 Mile Rd (Inkster Rd E to .75 miles to Old Stage Rd)

Lahser Rd (12 Mile Rd N to 14 Mile Rd) & (I-696 S to 8 Mile Rd)

Springfield Area

Andersonville Rd (Davisburg Rd S to Independence Twp)

Davisburg Rd (Rose Twp E to Dixie Hwy)

White Lk Rd (White Lk Twp N to Andersonville Rd)

Troy Area

Dequindre Rd (South Blvd S to Wattles Rd)

John R Rd (South Blvd S to Long Lk Rd)

Livernois Rd (South Blvd S to Maple Rd)

Long Lk Rd (Adams Rd e to Coolidge Hwy) & (Rochester Rd E to Dequindre Rd)

Rochester Rd (14 Mile Rd N to Elmwood)

Waterford Area

Airport Rd (Highland Rd/M-59 N to Andersonville Rd)

Andersonville Rd (Dixie Hwy/US-24 W to Independence Twp)

West Bloomfield Area

Commerce Rd (Commerce Twp E to Orchard Lk Rd)

Long Lk Rd (Orchard Lk E to Bloomfield Twp)

Middlebelt Rd (Long Lk Rd N to Orchard Lk Rd)

White Lake Area

White Lk Rd (Orr Rd E to Springfield Twp)

Toro Announces Expanded Rental Support for Expanded Product Lines

ToroToro continues to grow its commitment to the rental industry with the addition of several new rental representatives across North America. These Toro partner organizations will assist with sales and service support for Toro’s rental equipment, which includes compact utility loaders and attachments, trenchers and vibratory plows, concrete and masonry equipment, compaction equipment, turf renovation equipment and tree care equipment.

“Toro is committed to being top provider of equipment and service to the rental industry,” says Rick Rodier, general manager of Toro’s Siteworks Systems Business. “Through equipment design innovation and makingkey equipment acquisitions, we believe rental store owners can maximize their return-on-investment by operating Toro equipment. That said, we knew it wasn’t enough to just have great equipment, we need to ensure we have the best industry representatives providing sales and service support to our customers. We believe we have accomplished that. There has never been a better time to own Toro equipment.”

The following is list of Toro rental partners and their territory responsibilities:

  • Cavalier Industries: Western Canada – British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario, Website http://cavalier-industries.ca
  • Hooten & Hooten Sales and Marketing: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Lew Hudson Sales: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Website http://lewhudson.com
  • Marketing Concepts: Florida, Website http://marketingconceptsinc.net
  • MM Sales: North Carolina, South Carolina, Website http://mmsales.biz
  • Meridian Pacific Sales: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Website http://meridianpacificsales.com
  • Wirant Sales, California, Website http://www.wirantsales.com
  • Prairie Star Equipment Construction: Nebraska, Kansas, Western Missouri and Southwest Iowa, Website http://prairiestarequipment.com
  • CSI Marketing, Inc., North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa
  • T. Nestor Sales and Service, LLC: Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois
  • M.J. Miller C.C.: Northern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and central and eastern Iowa, Website http://www.mjmillercc.com
  • Thomas Sales Company: Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
  • Gullivan Sales Company: Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland and Delaware
  • Summit Sales: Northern New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, Website http://summit-sales.com
  • Essex Sliverline West: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Website http://essexsilverlinewest.com

Information About The Toro Companyis available at http://www.toro.com

Elzinga & Volkers Receives 2012 ABC Construction Safety Award of Excellence

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) West Michigan Chapter has recognized Elzinga & Volkers with the 2012 Construction Safety Award of Excellence. This award reinforces Elzinga & Volkers’ success at making safety a priority for the company’s work force of more than 120 employees, and coincides with the company reaching an impressive safety milestone last month of 2,000 consecutive days worked without any lost-time injuries.

“We are honored to be recognized for our unparalleled safety program,” said Mike Novakoski, president and CEO of Elzinga & Volkers. “We have focused on hiring individuals with the right attitude and mindset, and ensuring they receive ongoing training with the latest knowledge and information. Our team is now setting our sights for next year on 3,000 days without a lost-time injury.”

Investing in employee safety and health has saved the company money and allowed the company to grow and hire additional workers over the past two years. In 2012, the company experienced a 30 percent increase in backlog while also enjoying a dramatic 40 percent reduction in workers’ compensation insurance premiums from 2009 to 2012.

Judges representing different occupations associated with the construction industry and safety evaluated each submission and unanimously agreed that Elzinga & Volkers’ submission was the “best of the best” in content and in presentation. Elzinga & Volkers’ impressive safety program has been implemented for 67 years and is continually being refined to meet the latest standards. The company is dedicated to safety awareness and training and has infused its entire culture with a passion for safe work practices.

Additionally, Elzinga & Volkers has been recognized by National ABC with the Platinum Level STEP Safety Award each of the past three years. This is the highest level award given for safety training practices by the ABC.

About Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals

Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals is a leading provider of construction management services serving clients nationwide since 1945. Locally owned and headquartered in Holland, Mich., the company specializes in delivering the highest quality construction management and consulting services to a wide variety of industries, including senior living, health care, manufacturing and food processing. It has been named Michigan Contractor of the Year and recognized nationally as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For. Visit www.elzinga-volkers.com for more information. Find us on Facebook/ElzingaVolkers and follow us on Twitter @ElzingaVolkers.