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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Offers Condolences After Construction Worker Killed in Crash

Apr 8, 2019

By Evan MacDonald,

The two construction workers were employees at Trafftech Inc. in Cleveland, and were working on the Cedar Road Reconstruction Project, Budish said in his statement. The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is managing the $4.5 million project, which is funded by federal money from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Sollars’ family and friends,” Budish said in the statement. “We ask the public to remember him by exercising additional caution any time you see an orange construction barrel or a sign alerting you to road work. Remember, use extra caution in and around work zones."

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A Celebration of Northeast Ohio’s Construction Excellence

Apr 8, 2019

By Bob Sandrick, Crain's 

More than 400 builders, craftsmen and apprentices attended the inaugural Building Excellence and Craftsmanship Awards to celebrate the construction industry and its role in Northeast Ohio.

Tim Linville, CEO of the Construction Employers Association, said the awards, held March 28 at Windows on the River in Cleveland, underscore the importance of trade apprenticeships in nurturing craftsmanship, and in turn, delivering award-winning projects.

“The awards celebration is a great way for us to let Greater Cleveland know more about the construction industry,” Linville said. “We hope it helps draw attention to the professionalism and skill we have in the trades.”

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Fast-Growing Ohio Contractor Defaults on Projects

Apr 1, 2019

Jonathan Barnes, Engineering News-Record Midwest

A small, quickly rising Ohio-based general contractor appears to have shut down.

Last August, Inc. Magazine named Columbus-based Palmetto Construction Services (and no connection to Charleston, S.C.-based Palmetto Construction Group) to the magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private U.S. companies. With $21.5 million in revenue and annual growth of 165% over three years, the company reached a rank of 2,578 on the list.

In addition to Columbus, Palmetto Construction Services’ LinkedIn page said the company had offices in Tampa, Houston and Dallas. The page said that the company makes sure “that clients have a clear understanding of the road map involved in their construction project.”

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