April 2022 Vol. 77 No. 4





Woolpert, a Dayton, Ohio, architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, acquired AAM, a global geospatial services company that specializes in aerial mapping, surveying, GIS, and development of innovative geospatial processes and technologies. 

Headquartered in Australia, AAM supports Woolpert’s growing mapping activities in the Asia-Pacific region, with offices across New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 

Both companies have developed tools and implemented best practices to optimize data sharing and improve operational efficiencies. Together, they plan to create additional subscription service products to address spatial digital twins, 3D GIS content, and building information modeling (BIM) integration with GIS and engineering workflows. 

Bowman Consulting Group 


Bowman Consulting Group Ltd., an engineering services firm, continues to focus on growth and expansion, through five acquisitions. 

  • Triangle Site Design, based in Raleigh, N.C., delivers civil engineering and land planning services to clients throughout the state’s Research Triangle area. 
  • BTM Engineering Inc., a diversified professional services firm based in Louisville, offers civil and structural engineering, planning, land survey and 3-D scanning, landscape architecture, and cellular infrastructure design. 
  • Terra Associates Inc., headquartered in Houston, provides civil design and engineering solutions for both public and private sector clients, focused on traffic and transportation planning, water-wastewater, landscape and irrigation, office and industrial facilities, and multi-family development. 
  • 1519 Surveying Inc., based in Waco, Texas, delivers a variety of solutions – such as land surveying, aerial imaging, GIS mapping, 3-D laser scanning and civil engineering – to clients in renewable energy, public works, oil and gas, and land development businesses. 
  • Perry Engineering LLC offers civil engineering consulting and land surveying to public and private sector clients for residential, commercial, industrial, education, and healthcare related projects, throughout the Tucson area. It also serves as on-call engineers in plan and report reviews for several local jurisdictions. 

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Bowman delivers innovative infrastructure solutions, through a wide variety of technical services,  
to customers operating in diverse regulated end markets. Since the company went public in May 2021, until Feb. 2022, it completed eight acquisitions. 



Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.’s U.S.-based (Newnan, Ga.) consolidated subsidiary Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America, Inc., has been renamed as Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA). 

The name change corresponds with the dissolution of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group’s joint-venture relationship with U.S.-based Deere & Company, effective March 2022, when Hitachi plans to expand its functions and authority across the entire North, Central, and South American region. 

HCMA will be structured and established as the Americas regional headquarters, handling all Hitachi Construction Machinery products, including wheel loaders, compact and construction-sized hydraulic excavators, ultra-large mining excavators, and mining dump trucks. The goal is to strengthen the value chain business, provide enhanced solutions, and form a highly flexible corporate structure that leads to stable growth. 



Michels Construction, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Michels Corporation, has boosted its already robust marine construction services by acquiring two companies. 

PCi Dredging uses dredging and related services to enhance, expand and restore waterways and shorelands. In addition to improving navigability, the company performs work to improve environmental conditions, including floodwater holding and remediation of contaminated soil. PCi Dredging was established in 1978 and like Michels, was family-owned and -operated. 

Great Lakes Diving & Salvage uses trained and certified divers to provide inland and offshore underwater construction and diving services. The company serves customers in the civil construction and engineering markets, including federal, state, municipal, and private sectors. Its experience also includes design, fabrication and installation of underwater solutions. 

The acquisition allows PCi Dredging and Great Lakes Diving & Salvage o continue to perform their essential and highly specialized services, while being supported by leadership, equipment and resource of Michels Construction, Inc., and the Michels family of companies. 

Sunbelt Rentals 


John Washburn, executive vice president at Sunbelt Rentals and Craig Cannon, national account manager with Ford, present Brenda Eagle with the key to her 2021 fully loaded, first-edition Ford Bronco.
John Washburn, executive vice president at Sunbelt Rentals and Craig Cannon, national account manager with Ford, present Brenda Eagle with the key to her 2021 fully loaded, first-edition Ford Bronco.

Sunbelt Rentals, North America’s premier equipment rental company, announced the winner of its “First Edition for Our Heroes Sweepstakes” supporting Veterans Programs provided by the Gary Sinise Foundation. All proceeds from the entry donations directly benefit the foundation’s programs. 

Winner of the sweepstakes was Brenda Eagle of Bordentown, N.J. 

“This fundraiser was a means for Sunbelt Rentals to level up our commitment to the foundation and aligns with our own mission of supporting our veteran teammates,” said John Washburn, executive vice president at Sunbelt Rentals. 

Flomatic Valves 


Flomatic Valves, a Glen Falls, N.Y. manufacturer of a full line of check valves for the water and wastewater market, received the “Citation of Excellence in Advertising” from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), for its ad entitled “Manufacturing in America: It’s Our Commitment.” 

The WEF Awards recognize organizations and recipients that have made operational and design excellence contributions to the water environment field through the effective and original presentation of equipment and services. 



CASE Construction Equipment donated a TV450B compact track loader (CTL) and numerous attachments to Camp Southern Ground, a multi-missioned, non-profit organization in Fayetteville, Ga., founded by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zac Brown. 

The loader will be used in development and maintenance projects to expand facilities and capabilities at the camp. 

For most of the year, Camp Southern Ground is committed to supporting veterans’ mental health and wellbeing with two programs that help them find community, direction, purpose and healing during—and even long after—their transition back to civilian life. 

During summer months, Camp Southern Ground is a residential summer camp serving kids from varied backgrounds and abilities. Camp Southern Ground’s inclusive model brings together typically developing children, children with neurodevelopmental differences, children from underserved areas, and children from military and veteran families with programs that challenge, educate, and inspire. 

Kane Infrastructure Services 


Executing its strategy of acquiring leading companies in the high growth and very fragmented communications and utility infrastructure markets, Kane Infrastructure Services purchased Cable Solutions, LLC. This expands Kane’s geographic reach from the Northeast to the Southwest, providing a national service footprint for its customers. 

Founded in 1998 by Jim Delashmutt and Mike Camacho and headquartered in Chandler, Az., Cable Solutions is a leading provider of structured cabling and other fiber optic, and inside plant, services to the Arizona market, across a range of end markets including healthcare and education. 

Kane Infrastructure Services is a Scottsdale, Az., holding company formed to partner with leading providers of technology, communications, utility and related infrastructure services.  

John Deere Plan Protects Equipment, Adds Flexibility 

Expanding its Protect Service Plan, John Deere introduced the Protect Parts & Fluids Plan, for select construction equipment in the United States and Canada. 

Based on the same “Protect” foundation of machine warranties and assurances, genuine John Deere parts and fluids, and proactive machine monitoring, Parts & Fluids also provides customers with the option of their in-house technicians conducting the maintenance work and inspection. 

This means that where onsite service by a dealership technician is not possible or practical, the new plan protects machine investment and maximizes uptime, enabling customers to manager long-term ownership costs.  


John Deere, (844) 809-1508, johndeere.com 

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