Ford Motor Co. and contractor Devin Industrial Group have already begun construction on a $700-million, 500,000-sq-ft gas-electric hybrid Ford F-150 manufacturing plant at the company's 100-year-old Rouge Center in Dearborn, Mich. The first trucks are expected to come off the line by late 2021.
Chicago has around 400,000 homes with lead service lines. Although the city has made EPA's safe drinking water standard, the homes tested mostly belong to employees and retirees from the water management department and the voluntary replacement program is not funded beyond 2021.
An Iowa landscaping contractor's former vice president inflated the value of its invoices to give the company a no-interest loan. It was caught when a geofoam supplier complained to the Iowa Department of Transportation that it hadn't been paid.
Indiana is halfway through with its first new interstate in 29 years.
The $14.9-million, 500,0000-sq-ft MetroSouth COVID-19 alternate care facility was designed and built by Perkins and Will and Clark Construction in just 22 days.
JF Ahern is a mechanical and fire protection contractor that's lasted 140 years in Fond Du Lac, Wis. The company was named ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of they Year, in part, because it worked on projects in 10 of ENR Midwest’s 11 states last year.
2019 was another banner year for the Midwest's Top Specialty Contractors, but COVID-19 impacts loom.
ENR Midwest names 32 winners in its 2020 Best Projects competition. All Best Project winners are automatically eligible for ENR's Best of the Best competition.
JF Ahern, a mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineer with a strong array of prefabrication capabilities, is ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year.