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Tales From Brazil: “We Get Stuff Done”

Barrett’s Excavating of Brazil, Indiana has been in the business for more than 27 years. Brad Barrett started out doing septic work for his father and built up his service offerings over the years to include water, sewer, demolition, grading, site-clearing and more. “My dad was a coal miner,” says Barrett. “I ran the drag line where he worked—when I was 15—and we bought a septic tank truck together and went from there.”

His equipment fleet grew over the years, starting with the septic tank truck, then moving on to a dozer and other equipment for dirt work. “I bought a dozer, and I just kind of added stuff,” he explains. “I did a lot of water utilities for city waters and sewers — a lot of water leaks, sewer line repairs, that kind of stuff.”

Land Clearing Contractor Helps Keep Raleigh Booming

Lamonte Williams built his business from scratch and now clears the way for continued growth and development in the region.

Lamonte Williams is a self-made man who, in witnessing the growth and development of his hometown, set out to build a business as a trusted land clearing contractor.

Never Quit — Never Surrender

Imperial Contracting attacks the hard jobs with attitude, expertise and a strong respect for what’s possible with the right combination of operator and machine.

Imperial — like a spartan going into battle. That’s how Wake Forest, NC-based Imperial Contracting approaches every job. The company – founded on the principle of tackling the tough jobs that other contractors can’t or don’t want to do – has mastered its craft.

CASE CX750D Excavator Produces Blue Granite and Revenue

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, Oconee County Quarry has served its community—and its customers—since 1948. Owned by the county, the quarry is in the unique position of providing stone (blue granite—South Carolina’s state rock) to meet the county’s needs, as well as supplying aggregate products to local residents and business owners. The quarry is, in a sense, a massive piece of local infrastructure that returns profits directly to its citizens.

“I take a lot of pride in the fact that we are here for the citizens. We are not out to make every dollar we can make,” says Billy Buchanan, assistant manager, Oconee County Quarry. “Our goal is to provide stone for the county. That’s our first goal. Second goal is to sell as much as we can because the more rock we sell, the more we can put back into the general fund and people’s taxes are lower because we exist.”

Concrete Technologies Expands Fleet with Next Generation CASE CTLs

Founded in 2001 as a small crew focused on commercial flatwork, Concrete Technology Incorporated (CTI) (Grimes, Iowa) has grown to more than 150 employees and has expanded its scope of services to include heavy highway paving, DOT and municipality work.

CTI has also expanded to include both ready-mix and recycling divisions. “Our paving side is kind of our bread-and-butter now, but we also have a pretty good size of commercial crews that do [data centers], your bigger warehouses, [gas stations]—a lot of that,” explains Charlie Knudsen, paving operations manager, CTI. “So we do a little of everything. We even started recycling back about five years ago, where we crush our own stone. And then we have a sister ready-mix company so we can haul our own concrete also.”

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