Meeting the Needs of Owners

Wier Enterprises is a general contractor and construction management company based in Houston, Texas. The firm has an outstanding résumé of beautiful buildings demonstrating the work it does, but it is the company’s reputation for honesty and dependable service that has carried it to so much success.

Wier Enterprises

The Talent Shortage in North America

Workforce development is an issue that has been at the forefront of economic strategies and community discussions across North America, as the needs of the workforce continue to be misaligned with the conditions of reality.

How Collaboration is the Key for Economic Growth

The Reinvention of the Traditional Greenhouse with Energy Efficient Solutions

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions is a greenhouse design company unlike any of the others that are simply steel manufacturers. Rather, Ceres has a business model that focuses on changing the traditional greenhouse design that has been used as the standard for over a century in the greenhouse industry.

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions

Cutting-Edge Power Equipment

Meet Solo, an innovative global leader in the forestry, outdoor power equipment and plant protection industry since 1948 and the inventor of compression backpack sprayers and the first small two-stroke engine.

Solo Incorporated

The Ultimate Bonding Experience

People are more concerned than ever before with clean living and the health of the materials and products in their homes and workplaces. And that includes what’s underneath their feet.


Clothing that Works, to Make Work Easier

Back in 2015, Construction in Focus wrote about ML Kishigo, the manufacturer of high-visibility safety clothes and equipment. The Brilliant series and Black series workwear were in their infancy back then, and the West Virginia warehouse was just up and running. One major issue back in 2015 was the influx of companies with little to no experience flooding the market with inferior non ANSI compliant products while claiming ANSI compliance. We caught up with President Greg Hayward.

ML Kishigo

Service Built on Integrity and Family

B&K Equipment and Crane Service, based in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, is approaching its thirtieth anniversary. Founded in 1989 by Tracy Keeney, the company is a true family business, not only in the literal sense but also in terms of its supportive, service-based atmosphere built on integrity.

B&K Equipment and Crane Service

Nearly a Century of Service

Founded nearly a century ago, Bolander is a heavy civil contractor based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company’s specialties include deep foundations, earth retention, slope stabilization, earthwork, environmental work, demolition, and utilities. Bolander can also offer significant design-build capabilities.


A New Name for Traditional Quality

It doesn’t really matter at what age one starts out in business. If you’re lucky enough to have a mentor, or any training at all, the first and most important thing that one is told to remember is to keep customers happy.

Compact Excavator Sales

Chicago’s Largest Independent Hardware Distributor

When the hardware distributor B.E. Atlas was founded in 1963, Chicago, Illinois was known as a hardware hub. In the decades following, the City of Big Shoulders has diversified its economy around transportation, manufacturing, and printing, but B.E. Atlas has only shown steady growth, outlasting its competition.

B.E. Atlas

Building the Next Generation

As thousands of experienced workers retire across North America every day, it is small wonder many industries are concerned about the future. It has been a decade since the oldest members of the baby boom generation started leaving their jobs, removing from the workplace decades of experience and skills that are tough to replace. The situation is so dire that, when younger workers are not available or knowledgeable enough to take over, retired staffers are often called back to work on a part-time basis.

December 8, 2019, 9:08 AM EST