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Michigan deal sustains Groundworks' national foundation brand pursuit

Sources: Groundworks Companies, Virginia Beach, Va.; CP staff

The largest privately owned foundation services operator has closed on Foundation Systems of Michigan, bringing the Groundworks Companies' footprint to 24 states, 2,000 employees and annual revenues upward of $500 million. The transaction is the suitor's 16th in four years and marks the latest step toward creating the first national brand in concrete lifting, foundation or crawl space repair, and basement waterproofing services.

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Command Alkon, IT partners: Heavy civil work looks better than commercial

Sources: Dodge Data & Analytics, New York; Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

A Dodge Data & Analytics survey conducted with support from Command Alkon and three other technology partners finds that heavy civil contractors, despite Covid-19 staff and project impacts, are generally optimistic about business conditions through 2021. The sentiments of 99 heavy civil practitioners surveyed from mid-April to mid-May contrast with more cautious views commercial contractors expressed in companion Dodge research. 

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Holcombe dispatches volumetric mixers to 45-mile, Arizona border wall site

Sources: Holcombe Mixers, Ault, Colo.; CP staff

Holcombe Mixers is providing eight, high payload volumetric mixer trucks in partnership with Fisher Sand & Gravel and Cat Construction to fast-track a wall on Arizona's southern border—the main aspect of a $1.3 billion Department of Homeland Security contract. From a single loading point, the trucks have paced stepped up concrete or grout production and delivery requirements for two-shift workdays common along a 45-mile jobsite.

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Command Alkon aligns with dump fleet-geared IT specialist Ruckit

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Command Alkon has announced a partnership with Texas-based Ruckit Inc., a collaborative transportation management software provider for aggregate and asphalt dump truck fleets, with an eye to eliminating paper ticket handling, speeding invoice reconciliation, raising record-keeping precision, and enabling back-office personnel to focus on more productive tasks.

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Commercial Construction Index: Expectations down, backlogs steady

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

The Q2 2020 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index dropped to 56 from a Q1 level of 74, reflecting lower contractor confidence in three indicators—new business, revenue expectations and project backlog volume—expressed during surveys conducted in April, at the height of shutdown restrictions. 

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