Cementing an International Reputation

CTLGroup of Skokie, Illinois is a leading consulting engineering and materials consulting and testing firm with a heritage spanning more than one hundred years. The company has worked on several noteworthy projects – including the tallest building in the world – and takes pride in its well-educated staff, comprehensive services and wide reach. CTLGroup enters its next century with a confident outlook and a plan to expand its services and personnel while enhancing existing facilities.


Making Concrete Better Since 1947

This year, Northeast Solite Corporation celebrates its seventieth anniversary in the lightweight aggregate (LWA) business, as its forward-thinking innovation continues to set the gold standard, globally. Its list of illustrious achievements where its products have been used includes the roof of the U.S. Capitol, 1.2 million Solite® concrete blocks in the Freedom Tower in New York City, and the deck of the original Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland – among others.

Northeast Solite Corporation

A Personal Precast Business

Locke Solutions works predominantly in commercial and industrial projects, from mixed-use developments to mega petrochemical facilities. The company provides solutions to engineers and contractors who are looking for more efficient and safer methods of construction.

Locke Solutions

American-owned, American-proud

The name Central Plains Cement Company is relatively new, having originated in 2012 when Eagle Materials Inc. purchased significant Midwest assets from Lafarge. Eagle Materials Inc. is one of the largest American-owned and operated construction materials suppliers. A locally operated subsidiary, Central Plains Cement Company headquarters is in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, and its two cement manufacturing plants are in Sugar Creek, Missouri and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Central Plains Cement Company

Geotechnical Engineers You Can Trust

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Richard Goettle, Inc. is a design-build contractor that began as a small general contracting company in 1956.

Richard Goettle, Inc.

Leading Edge Structural Steel Fabricator

Ben’s Structural Fabrication was founded in 1959, when skilled blacksmith Benjamin Schwartz opened up shop in Minnesota. Now, the Waite Park, Minnesota based business has entered its third generation of family leadership, employs 40 people, and serves clients all over the United States.

Ben’s Structural Fabrication

Pools Built for the Way You Live

Texas-based Hauk Custom Pools is built on years of experience and works hands on with customers to help make their pool dreams come to life. Hauk Custom Pools is headquartered in the city of Celina and serves a majority of the north Dallas Metroplex.

Hauk Custom Pools

Now Hiring!

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has reported an increase in labour and subcontractor shortages across North America. They have stated that a periodic shortage has occurred from a low of 21 percent in 2012 to an escalating high of 56 percent in 2016.

Worker Attraction and Retention in the Construction Industry

Workers Wanted

Throughout North America, the impact of the skilled labour shortage in the construction industry has continued to plague the sector since the Great Recession in the mid-2000s, when approximately 2 million construction workers were laid off.

Rebuilding the Construction Industry’s Labour Force

Silver (and Steel) Linings

The construction industry has managed to overcome some massive hurdles in 2020. Despite a range of challenges, from orders to halt work during the shutdown to navigating new health and safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the industry kept going. As the year draws to a close, it is time to celebrate some of its notable success stories.

January 26, 2021, 3:46 AM EST