Jul 07, 2020
Several Northwest firms won 2020 Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards earlier this year at the Associated General Contractors of America’s annual convention in Las Vegas. They were: BNBuilders of San Diego/Seattle, first place in Building (900,000-2 million worker hours); Cornerstone General Contractors of Anchorage, first place in Building (under 225,000 worker hours); P&C Construction of Portland, first place in Construction Management (under 275,000 hours); General Sheet Metal Works of Clackamas, Oregon, first place in Specialty (275,000-650,000 hours); Mid-Valley Commercial Construction of Salem, Oregon, second place in Specialty (under 275,000 hours); Bremik Construction/MB Structures of Portland, third place in Building (225,000-400,000 hours); Inline Commercial Construction of Aloha, Oregon, third place in Building (under 225,000 hours); and Coffman Excavation of Oregon City, Oregon, third place in Utility Infrastructure. The Grand Award winner was Faith Technologies of Menasha, Wisconsin.
Jun 30, 2020
For its Spokane Valley office, Allwest hired Dan Benson as area manager and promoted Todd DeMico to engineering services manager and Cole Warrick to materials testing services manager. Benson has over 38 years of construction experience, including 17 years as a construction manager. He spent 26 years at CRH's Americas Materials Division, most recently as business area manager for interstate concrete and asphalt in Sandpoint, Idaho. DeMico joined Allwest in 2019 as a project engineer, and has over eight years of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering construction projects. Warrick joined Allwest in 2012 as a project geologist. He has over 20 years of environmental, geotechnical and materials testing experience in the Inland Northwest. Hayden, Idaho-based Allwest provides civil engineering, environmental consulting and construction materials testing services.
Seattle-based Carpenters Trusts of Western Washington selected Chicago-based Northern Trust to provide global custody, securities lending, foreign exchange and related services for its $2.2 billion in assets. Carpenters Trusts administers fringe benefits to union members and families in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Northern Trust has an office in Seattle, as well as in 22 states, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
The deadline is nearing to apply for this year's scholarships from the Portland Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are offered to CFMA members, their families and companies, regardless of a student's major. Applications are due Friday. More information is at https://tinyurl.com/CFMA-2020Scholars.
Jun 23, 2020
Portland-based Rodda Paint opened a store in Renton at 1120 S.W. 16th St. Rodda says the new store fills a gap in the Interstate 5/Interstate 405 corridor and surrounding area. It focuses on commercial, industrial, residential and retail consumers. Rodda staff in charge of the store include district manager Job Bork, store manager Michael White and sales representative Mike Radice. Rodda has 60 stores in the Northwest. It is a subsidiary of the Cloverdale Group based in Surrey, B.C.
Paul Tonnesen is the new CEO of Blount International in Portland. Tonnesen has over 30 years of industry experience leading and growing brands, most recently as global president of Fiskars Group, a supplier of home, garden and outdoor products. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at Elmer's Products and Kraft Heinz. Tonnesen succeeds Josh Collins, who was CEO since 2009. Blount also announced that President and COO David Willmott has left the company. Blount designs, manufactures and markets replacement parts, equipment and accessories for users in the forestry, lawn and garden, agriculture, and concrete cutting and finishing industries.
The Seattle office of Skanska has been certified as Salmon-Safe by the Portland-based environmental certification nonprofit of the same name. Skanska earned this five-year certification by passing Salmon-Safe's water quality requirements. It was the first contractor to achieve Salmon-Safe accreditation in both Washington and Oregon.
Mercer Island-based Bayley Construction canceled its 39th annual charity golf tournament, slated for July 31 at The Home Course in DuPont, due to COVID-19 concerns and civil unrest. The event has raised over $1.2 million for charity since its inception. Bayley is already planning its 2021 tournament at Druids Glen in Covington.