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Industry Professionals from 34 States on Roster of “Safety Certified” Transportation Project Professionals

Industry professionals from 34 states, representing 43 companies and state agencies have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential between the September 2016 launch and December 2017, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced today.  The certification is valid for three years.

The SCTPP program is aimed at the thousands of transportation project workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, managers, manufacturers and materials suppliers, designers, equipment operators and owners who could make a huge, industry-wide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site risks.

The list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:

  • Juan Abrigo, Area Safety Manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, TX
  • Jes Allen, Superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Cornelius, NC
  • David Asselin, Safety Director, Ranger Construction Industries, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Harvey Baggett, Corporate Safety Director, J. F. Shea Construction, Inc., Stephens City, VA
  • Mannie Barnes, Construction Manager, Atkinson Construction, Kent, WA
  • Tyler Bean, HSE Regional Manager, Allan Myers, Worcester, PA
  • Trenton Beeler, Safety Manager, Austin Commercial, Sherman, TX
  • Tim Beguin, Corporate Safety Director, Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc., Decatur, AL
  • Raymond Berrios, Safety Director, Ranger Construction Industries, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Peter Berrios, Safety Director SE Region,  OHL Community Asphalt, Miami, FL
  • Jason Boland, Project Engineer II, Allan Myers, Virginia Beach,  VA
  • Robert Boyle, Construction Manager, MBP, Shawboro, NC
  • Tyler Bradford, Senior Construction Engineer, Parsons, Fresno, CA
  • Josh Brown, HSE Manager, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, VA
  • Travis Browning, Field Safety Manager, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, FL
  • Kenneth Burge,  Area Safety Manager, J.D. Abrams, L.P., Santa Fe, TX
  • Dennis Burks, Safety Director, HNTB Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Ruben Canales, Sr., Safety Manager, Zachry Construction Corporation, Richmond, TX
  • Javier Cano, Safety Coordinator,  Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio, TX
  • Mickey Carr, Safety Director, Chemung Contracting, Mitchells, VA
  • James Deacon, Safety Manager, Allen Myers, Coopersburg, PA
  • Robert Clark, Project Manager, Superior Construction Company Southeast, LLC., Jacksonville, FL
  • Keith Clay, Safety Manager, John R. Jurgensen Company, Hamilton, OH
  • Sean Conard, Fleet Safety Director, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, VA
  • Brian Connolly, Regional Equipment Manager, Superior Construction Company, Frankfort, IL
  • David Cope, Environmental Manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Rockwall, TX
  • David Dostaler, Corporate HSE Director, Kraemer North America, LLC,  Castle Rock, CO
  • Bruce Drewes, Instructional Consultant, 3T Group, Boise, ID
  • Steven Durbin, Area Safety Manager, The Lane Construction Corp, Follansbee, WV
  • Arthur  Emerson, Safety Director, Bryant Contracting INC., Toano, VA
  • Charles Esmacher, Field Representative, HNTB Michigan, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • Daniel  Estry, SR Safety Supervisor, LANE, Lakeland, FL
  • John Farrell, Regional HSE Manager, Allan Myers, Pottstown, PA
  • Colin Faulkner, Safety Director, ATS Construction, Lexington, KY
  • Michael Ferry, Safety Director, O&G Industries, West Hartford, CT
  • William French, Sr., Safety Manager, Austin Commercial, Dallas, TX
  • Christopher Frum, Safety Manager, Wagman Heavy Civil, Petersburg, VA
  • Alfred Garcia, Project Safety Manager, Zachry Construction Corporation, Port Lavaca, TX
  • Cory Gaye, Corporate Safety Director, Wagman, York, PA
  • Christopher Gilsdorf, Safety Engineer, Kraemer North America, Madison, WI
  • Christine Goins, Assistant Resident Engineer, RK&K, Wake Forest, NC
  • Pastor Gonzalez, Project Administrator, RK&K, Cutler Bay, FL
  • David Graham, Corporate Safety Director, B.A.T.S. Traffic Solutions, Anaheim, CA
  • Jennica Greffe, Project Manager, Superior Construction, Jacksonville, FL
  • Michael Grisko, Instructor, Local 172 SET, Folsom, NJ
  • Seth Hall, Field Safety Manager, Superior Construction, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Brody Hambright, Survey, Wright Brothers, Charleston, TN
  • Jeff Hanson, Vice President HSE & Risk, United Infrastructure Group, Inc., Great Falls, SC
  • Tony Hemmerly, Assistant Project Manager, Superior Construction Company SE, Jacksonville, FL
  • Randy Henson, Division Safety Manager, Zachry Construction Corporation, Grand Prairie, TX
  • Adam Hill, Safety Coordinator,  Road-Con Inc., West Chester, PA
  • James Hinkle, Lead Engineer, MBP, Salem, VA
  • Justin Hobson, Safety Director, Talley Construction, Chattanooga, TN
  • Christopher Hughes, Project Engineer, Ohio Department of Transportation, Delphos, OH
  • Chris Iungerich, Safety Manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., San Antonio, TX
  • Elisha Johnson, Field Manager,  Allan Myers, Richmond, VA
  • Gunnar Johnson, Field Engineer, Zachry Construction Corporation, Houston, TX
  • Nick Kaminer, Engineer, Key Constructors, LLC, Madison, MS
  • Peter Kaplan, Project Safety Manager, Wagman Heavy Civil, Baltimore, MD
  • Bruce Kay, Vice President of Construction Services, AECOM, Sewell, NJ
  • Edward Kernaghan, Vice President/General Manager, J F Shea Construction, Red Bluff, CA
  • Lucas Kessling, Project Manager, The Lane Construction Corporation, Shorewood, IL
  • Mindy King, EHS, RK Hall, LLC, Texarkana, AR
  • Matthew, Koss, HSE Manager, Allan Myers, Baltimore, MD
  • Joseph Landino, Safety Director, Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., Troy, MI
  • Billy Laney, Safety Manager, Wiregrass Construction, Double Springs, AL
  • Evan Lawrence, Project Manager, Superior Construction Company, Panama City Beach, FL
  • Don Lindert, Jr., Safety Manager, Austin Commercial, Ovilla, TX
  • Gregory Linenfelser, HSE Professional, Transurban, Alexandria, VA
  • Matt Lunzman, Superintendent, Hawkins Construction, Lincoln, NE
  • Thomas Maier, Risk Advisor, IMA Inc., Raymore, MO
  • Francis B. Maline, Project Safety Manager, Lane Construction Corporation, Westchester, IL
  • Jose Manzano, Safety Inspector, CW Roberts Contracting, Tallahassee, FL
  • Thomas  Markle, Area Safety Manager, Lane Construction, Windsor, ME
  • Eli Martinez, Safety Manager, Austin Commercial, Dallas, TX
  • Timothy Maxwell, Project Engineer, Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc., Asheville, NC
  • Edward Mays, Field Safety Coordinator, Barriere Construction LLC, Metairie, LA
  • Tobias Mazzoni, Project Manager, Superior Construction, Jacksonville, FL
  • Russell McElroy, Senior Safety Supervisor, Lane Construction, Charlotte, NC
  • Joel McGlothlin, Area Safety Manager, Austin Commercial, Mansfield, TX
  • Matthew McMillan, Project Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co, Peachtree City, GA
  • Robert Medina, Safety Officer, Hellman Electric Corporation, Bronx, NY
  • Seth Medwick, Department Head, HNTB, New York City, NY
  • Sue Mendoza, Senior Safety Supervisor, The Lane Construction Corporation, Justin, TX
  • James Milner, Project Manager, Superior Construction Company Southeast, LLC., Jacksonville, FL
  • Mason Mimnaugh, HSE Manager, Allan Myers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Robert Montel, Safety Manager, Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen, IN
  • Mauricio Montoya, HSE Specialist, Allan Myers, Richmond, VA
  • Robert Munoz, Senior Safety Supervisor, The Lane Construction Corporation, Lakeland, FL
  • John Calvin Myers, RK&K, Richmond, VA
  • Anthony Nanfro, Superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Magnolia, TX
  • Frank Nesbitt, Senior Safety Supervisor, Lane Construction, West Columbia, SC
  • Gregory Nowak, Safety Representative, J.F. Shea Construction, Valparaiso, IN
  • Frank Ortega, Safety Manager, Superior Construction Company, Orlando, FL
  • William Pedigo, Safety Director, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, TX
  • Timothy Penrose, Senior Civil Engineer, PA Department of Transportation, Bethlehem, PA
  • Todd Pfeiffer, VP Safety, Preferred Materials, Inc., Land O Lakes, FL
  • Ron Phillips, Sr. Safety Supervisor, Lane Construction Corporation, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Joseph Polansky, Director of HSE, Fred Smith Construction, Raleigh, NC
  • Stephanie Powers, Area Safety Manager, Lane Construction Corporation, Falls Church, VA
  • Darrell Pruitt, Regional Safety Director, Superior Construction Company, Montezuma, IN
  • David Putnam, HSE Manager,  Allan Myers, Havre de Grace, MD
  • Roger Rister, Safety Manager, Parsons Construction Group, Crown Point, IN
  • David Roberson, Building Division Safety Manager, Zachry Construction Corporation, Seguin, TX
  • Emmett Russell, Safety Training Consultant, Safety Training Consultant, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Richard Salcido, EHS Manager, The Ashton Company, Tucson, AZ
  • Mark Sanders, Safety Manager, HDR/ICA, Barlow, KY
  • Mike Scarborough, Senior Safety Director, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
  • Doug Schultz,  President, Herlihy Mid-Continent Company, Romeoville, IL
  • Michael D. Scolforo, Area Safety Manager, The Lane Construction Corporation, Lee, MA
  • John Scurek, Safety, Health & Environmental Manager, Parsons, Georgetown, TX
  • Jacob Selby, Field Engineer, Zachry Construction Corporation, North Richland Hills, TX
  • Khanjan Shah, Construction Project Engineer, RK&K, Laurel, MD
  • David Sherwood, CEO, Sherwood Construction, Tulsa, OK
  • Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, Project Manager, Zachry Construction Corporation, Flower Mound, TX
  • Sean Simpson, HSE Specialist, Allan Myers, Baltimore, MD
  • Erick Smith, Project Manager, The Lane Construction Corporation, Shorewood, IL
  • Bruce Sparrow, Project Engineer, Ooltewah, TN
  • Randy Spurlock, Safety Manager, Allan Myers, Bel Air, MD
  • Clay Stark, Project Manager,  Austin Bridge & Road, Midlothian, TX
  • Terry Stephens, Area Safety Manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, TX
  • Don Stephens, Safety Manager, Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio, TX
  • Alissa Sternagle, Area Safety Manager, Lane Construction, Charlotte, NC
  • Bryan Stone, Safety Director, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, FL
  • Chad Stone, EH&S Manager, RK Hall LLC- Summit Materials, Paris, TX
  • Michelle Teets, Mid-Atlantic Regional Safety Manager, Lane Construction Corporation, Norfolk, VA
  • Justin Templet, Safety and Claims Coordinator, Barriere Construction, Metairie, LA
  • Nathan Terry, Structures Superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Porter, TX
  • William Tyson, Director Labor Relations, General Contractors Association of NY, New York, NY
  • Cheyenne Urban, Safety Representative, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Frisco, TX
  • Steven Ward, Safety Director, Advanced Workzone Services LLC, Muskogee, OK
  • Joseph Warren, HSE Specialist, Allan Myers, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Douglas Westervelt, Director of Safety Operations, Crossland Construction Company, Columbus, KS
  • Justin White, Senior Project Manager/Estimator, Barriere Construction, Covington, LA
  • Derek  Yeckel, HSE Specialist, Allan Myers, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Steven Yeckel, HSE Manager, Allan Myers, Stafford, VA
  • Joseph Yuhas, Technical Consultant, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Minneapolis, MN
  • Todd Zimmerman, General Superintendent, Crossland Heavy Contractors, Columbus, KS

The two-and-a-half hour exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in assessing project risks, creating project safety plans, implementing and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan, and conducting incident investigations.  It has been designed to meet the rigorous protocols required for accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.”

Eight courses to help prep for the exam are available via the ARTBA Online Learning Center (OLC).

Additional information about the SCTPP credential and the OLC can be found at www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.

The ARTBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985, supports a wide portfolio of programs and activities, including educational scholarships, awards programs, professional development courses, safety training, a national exhibition on transportation and a facility dedicated to improving safety in roadway construction zones.

KCMA Corporation Announces New Company Name and Corporate Structure and Logo

KCMA Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, will change their corporate name to Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America effective January 1, 2018.

KCMA Corporation has been active in the North American construction equipment market since 1962 when Kawasaki Heavy Industries built their first articulated wheel loader in Japan. As one of the largest heavy industries in Japan, Kawasaki provided a depth of engineering expertise that eventually made their wheel loader a major global player. As they introduced the wheel loader into the North American market in 1978, they found a positive reception for a productive, high-quality loader. They established a solid support system built around an extensive, independent network of dealers that were committed to providing quality support along with quality equipment.

A joint venture with Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) was entered into in 2010 to further develop the global scope of the wheel loader product. This relationship combined the technological and manufacturing resources of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Hitachi Construction Machinery Group to develop Tier 4 wheel loader technology. HCM completed the purchase of KCM from Kawasaki in 2016, and today, as a subsidiary of one of the largest construction machinery companies in the world is securely poised for growth in the North American wheel loader market.

“This solidifies the commitment of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group to the North American market,” states Masaaki Hirose, President Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America. Previously President of HCM’s dealer in Indonesia, and currently holding the position of Senior Office and Deputy General Manager America Business Development in the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, Hirose was named President of KCMA Corporation in May 2017.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America intends to increase production and streamline their wheel loader offering in the North American market with manufacturing facilities in Banshu, Japan; Ryugasaki, Japan, and Newnan, Georgia.

The tradition of offering outstanding parts availability, an unmatched factory component exchange program, customer and dealer training programs, flexible warranty programs, and a wide range of services and programs, will continue to expand under the Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America corporate structure.

Look for the new corporate website and updated communication materials to be introduced in the coming months. For additional information and current product offerings visit www.HitachiCM.US.

 

ARTBA Foundation Announces Key 2018 Scholarship, Awards & Recognition Program Deadline

 
 The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) has announced key deadlines for its 2018 scholarship, awards and recognition programs. They include:

Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program
Established in 1999, this first-of-its-kind scholarship fund provides post-high school financial assistance to the children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job. More than 125 scholarships have been awarded to worthy students.

Application deadline: April 6.

Helping Hand Awards
The awards recognize businesses with extraordinary programs—outside the scope of normal business operations—that demonstrably benefit and help improve the quality of life in the community where they are based or conduct business.

Nomination deadline: April 10.

Transportation Development Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development over their lifetime and demonstrated exceptional leadership.  Nominations are considered in two categories:

  • Transportation Design & Construction Industry Innovators: Honors the men and women who discovered or created a “game-changing” product or process that significantly advanced transportation design, construction and/or safety.
  • Transportation Design & Construction Industry Leaders (Individuals or Families): Honors men, women and families who have made significant contributions—beyond just having successful businesses or careers—that have notably helped advance the interests and image of the transportation design, construction and safety industry.

Nomination deadline: April 20.

Application and nomination forms can be found at www.artbatdf.org. Please contact ARTBA’s Eileen Houlihan with questions: ehoulihan@artba.org.

Established in 1985, the ARTBA Foundation is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt entity designed to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment. The Foundation supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, professional development academies, a transportation project safety certification program, roadway work zone safety and training, special economic reports and an exhibition on transportation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

ARTBA 2018 U.S. Transportation Construction Market Forecast Webinar Nov. 30

ARTBA 2018 U.S. Transportation Construction Market Forecast Webinar Nov. 30

Briefing is for Analysts & Investors, Public Officials and Construction Executives

(WASHINGTON) – American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will provide her 2018 national transportation construction market forecast during a 75-minute webinar on Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. Eastern.

The association’s top lobbyist, Senior Vice President of Government Relations Dave Bauer, will also discuss the timing and potential impacts of key transportation policy initiatives pending in Congress.

Among the major topics to be covered:

  • National market forecast and sta6te transportation funding trends;
  • Modal forecast: highway, bridge, airport runway, transit, freight, rail, and ports/waterway markets;
  • Ongoing implementation of the 2015 FAST Act surface transportation law;
  • Market impacts of nearly 200 Nov. 7 state and local transportation ballot initiatives;
  • State and local transportation funding trends; and
  • Legislative Update: status of a Highway Trust Fund fix, Trump Administration infrastructure plan and tax reform.

The webinar is aimed at analysts and investors, transportation design and construction professionals, and public agency officials. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Registration via the ARTBA store is $325, or $150 for public agency officials.

Members of the media wishing to participate in the webinar should contact ARTBA’s Eileen Houlihan at ehoulihan@artba.org or 202.683.1019.

All paid participants will receive a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation and Q&A session, as well as the 2018 National U.S. Transportation Construction Market Forecast, a $200 value.

Established in 1902, Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA is the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, news media and the general public.

AEM Announces 2018 Officers, New Directors, AEM Announces 2018 Officers, New Directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting.

2018 AEM Officers are:

  • Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, Regional President, North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat Inc.
  • Vice Chair Jim Walker, VP Case IH N.A., CNH Industrial
  • AG Chair John D. Lagemann, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing–Regions 3 & 4, Deere & Co.
  • CE Chair Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Treasurer Todd H. Stucke, Sr. VP Sales, Marketing & Product Support, Kubota Tractor Corp.
  • Secretary Dennis J. Slater, President, AEM’s full-time President

2018 AEM Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, Regional President, North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat Inc.

AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all member companies, giving their time and talent to provide strategic direction and guidance for the Association’s business-development initiatives in areas including public policy, market data and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues and education/training.

2018 AEM Officers (L-R): CE Chair Jeff Reed, Reed International/VSS Macropaver; Treasurer Todd Stucke, Kubota Tractor Corp.; Vice Chair Jim Walker, CNH Industrial; Chair Rich Goldsbury, Doosan Bobcat; AG Chair John Lagemann, Deere & Co.; Secretary Dennis Slater, AEM.

“At AEM, we benefit from the support of our member companies and the dedication of their representatives who serve in AEM leadership roles,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “They help ensure Association programs continue to meet member and industry needs, helping them succeed in the changing business environments of the future, and we appreciate their knowledge and participation.”

Directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors:

  • Robert B. Charter, Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Grant D. Godbersen, VP Manufacturing, GOMACO Corp.
  • Michael A. Haberman, President, Gradall Industries, Inc.
  • Jerry Johnson, President Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Div., Blount International, Inc.
  • David L. Koppenhofer, Exec. Dir., OEM Sales & Support, Cummins Inc.
  • Leif J. Magnusson, President, CLAAS Global Sales Americas, Inc.
  • Richard A. Patek, Group President Astec Aggregate & Mining Group, Astec Industries, Inc.
  • Austin Ramirez, President & CEO, HUSCO International
  • Jeffrey R. Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver
  • Todd H. Stucke, Sr. VP Sales, Marketing & Product Support, Kubota Tractor Corp.

Directors elected to the AEM AG Sector Board:

  • Grant H. Adolph, COO, Buhler Industries Inc.
  • Wayne R. Buchberger, President & CEO, Hardi North America, Inc.
  • Gene Fraser, VP Global Sales & Marketing, MacDon Industries Ltd.
  • Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA, Inc.
  • Jerry Johnson, President Farm, Ranch & Agriculture Div., Blount International, Inc.
  • Tommy Jones, President & CEO, Krone N.A., Inc.
  • Darryl Matthews, Sr. VP & Sector Head Natural Resources, Trimble Inc.
  • Brian A. Nelson, President & Chairman, HCC, Inc.
  • Dale M. Szuminski, President, Alo North America Inc.
  • James A. Wessing, President, Kondex Corporation

Directors elected to the AEM CE Sector Board:

  • Mary Erholtz, VP Marketing, Superior Industries, Inc.
  • John R. Grote, Global VP Sales & Marketing, Grote Industries, Inc.
  • Scott R. Harris, VP Case Construction Equip. N.A., CNH Industrial
  • Jeff Heinemann, VP, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology USA
  • Lori L. Kieklak, President Americas Hydraulics Business, Eaton
  • Robert C. Mortensen, President Off Highway Division, HUSCO International
  • Frank R. Nerenhausen, President JLG & Executive VP Oshkosh, JLG Industries, Inc.
  • Rick Rodier, VP Sitework Systems Div., The Toro Company
  • Ingo P. Schiller, President, Tadano America Corp.
  • David F. Thorne, Sr. VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Construction & Forestry Div., Deere & Co.
  • Patrick Weiler, President & CEO, Weiler

AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related sectors worldwide.

AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

For more information on AEM services and programs, visit www.aem.org.