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Louisiana DOTD set to begin using new OS/OW permitting system from Intergraph

Louisiana DOTD set to begin using new OS/OW permitting...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 08, 2015

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is ditching its in-house developed oversize/overweight vehicle permitting system in favor of a ...

$2.4 billion Louisiana aluminum mill to create 2,000 construction jobs

$2.4 billion Louisiana aluminum mill to create 2,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2015

A planned aluminum mill will bring thousands of jobs to central Louisiana, the majority of which are in construction. According to ...

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 05, 2014

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United ...

Coin toss decides bid winner for $4.4 million construction project in Louisiana

Coin toss decides bid winner for $4.4 million...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 13, 2014

There are very few coin tosses with higher stakes than the one carried out in Gretna, Louisiana Wednesday night. The town ...

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family business into concrete, sealcoating

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 31, 2013

Operating the business started by his late father Dale, third-generation contractor Chris Fink knows a thing or two about paving. ...

10 States with the Worst Drivers

10 States with the Worst Drivers

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 19, 2013

When I’m driving, if someone cuts me off, I’ll momentarily think, “These are some of the worst drivers!” Now, that’s a ...

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor shortage compounded by energy boom in surrounding regions

Louisiana construction firms face skilled labor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2013

Construction firms in Louisiana are facing a heightened short-term need for skilled workers thanks a boom in petrochemical and chemical ...

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Sep 02, 2013

Don’t run red lights or stop signs. Stay on your side if there are double lines. These are all laws ...

Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Posted by Contributed on May 20, 2013

Expanded clay lightweight aggregate used in chip seal surface treatments provided cost savings and a high friction score for Louisiana ...

Scaffolding failure sends Louisiana construction workers dangling 100 feet in the air before rescued

Scaffolding failure sends Louisiana construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2013

Three construction workers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana likely have a whole new appreciation for life ropes after a scary incident ...

Third-generation paver creates his own roads to follow

Third-generation paver creates his own roads to follow

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 18, 2013

During January, the Equipment World editorial team spreads out across the country to interview the 12 finalists for our Contractor ...

Bron Hayes wins 2012 Contractor’s Dream Package

Bron Hayes wins 2012 Contractor’s Dream Package

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 11, 2012

Equipment World has selected Bron Hayes, owner of H & R Contractors in Pineville, Louisiana, as the winner of its ...

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