Graber Post Buildings manufactures all its components and buildings. D. Robert Donaldson has seen many changes since entering the family business in 1968. The 1970s marked the company’s focus on New York City construction work, which was followed by new management and communication processes spurred by the computer age. In 1996, Donaldson became sole owner, formed an executive committee and inducted his son, Douglas R. Donaldson into the business.
Even in a down market, Capital Signal keeps afloat by outdoing the rest. As foreign marine contractors look more closely at the Caribbean Islands in search for work, Sean Herrera says Capital Signal Co. Ltd. benefits from its hometown advantage.
Premform Limited says its new equipment line is vital to its success. Unlike most contractors today, the residential division of Premform Limited – a Canadian concrete forming company – is still very busy. “We’re in the middle of our bigger contracts,” General Manager Tony DiNardo explains. “This work was secured by us months ago, some more than a year ago. Market indicators suggest that 2010 will continue to be strong.”
Van Metre Cos. says it has coped well with the downturns in the recession. In a business that is often filled with uncertainly, it is critical for Van Metre Cos. to stay flexible so it can evolve with the shifts in the marketplace, Brian Davidson says. “We are nimble enough to adapt and change with the market,” he says. “We [will] change if we think it is a good idea and makes good business sense.”
Robert B. Somerville and Almita Piling build a Solar Farm project in Ontario. Ontario established its position as a pioneer in renewable energy when it developed North America’s first comprehensive guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity production.
Martel Construction leads the expansion of Bozeman, Mont.’s Gallatin Field airport. Montana is known as “Big Sky Country,” and even though that mainly refers to the wide-open vistas the state is known for, there are some big things going on in the air at Gallatin Field Airport in Bozeman, Mont.
Mercator Minerals teams with Schmueser to bring Mineral Park Mine online. Mercator Minerals Ltd. is not in the construction industry, but it’s not necessarily immune to its effects, either. On the other hand, it hasn’t let the construction slowdown put a damper on its plans.