Durr Mechanical picDurr Mechanical had to build and transport a 4,000-ton generator over 150 miles.
By Alan Dorich

Some may overlook the transportation aspects of a power generation project, but those elements recently proved critical for Durr Mechanical Construction Inc. The contractor was tasked with constructing a massive heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the PSEG Fossil LLC Sewaren Generation Station under construction in Woodbridge, N.J.

But the company also had to transport the 4,000-ton, 126-foot-tall generator 150 miles from Port of Coeymans, N.Y., to Woodbridge. The plant, Vice President Paul Thompson explains, is being built on a small footprint that prevented all components from being constructed on site at once.

Conti Fayetteville picConti Enterprises’ Fayetteville, N.C., project will relieve congestion and spur economic growth.

By Knighthouse Media Staff

The Fayetteville Outer Loop involves the construction of a new 6.8-mile stretch of interstate including 17 new bridges and more than six miles of new interchange highway. Included in the highway portions are three major interchanges, two of which serve as key entrances to Fort Bragg.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded the project to Conti in late summer 2014 and work began that fall. The project is on schedule to meet its October 2018 completion date, despite an unusually cold and wet winter that saw two rare North Carolina snowfalls. “It has certainly compressed the project’s schedule,” Project Executive Chris Conerly says. 

Conti Solar photo Photo credit: Brightsfield Development LLC

 Conti Solar, a leader in distributed generation (DG) solar facility construction, announces 44.5MW of DG projects now underway in Massachusetts. 

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

With a large market presence in the Northeast, Conti has found a great deal of success building distributed generation solar facilities. DG facilities are generally under 20 megawatts (MW) in size. “The DG market is unique in New England. Conti’s ability to leverage its extensive infrastructure, deep solar expertise and flexibility has expanded our opportunities,” Regional Manager Sean Harrington said.

“Contractors entering the DG market may struggle with inherent fast pace of solar projects [with] their intricate complexities,” he says. “Our turnkey services, $1.2 billion bonding capacity, cost management and seasoned leadership has led to The Conti Group’s leading position within this market. It has also spurred our growth into newer DG and utility scale solar markets in Minnesota, the West Coast and Southeastern United States.”

Conti VolvoConti Enterprises is part of building a key interchange project in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

By Tim O’Connor, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When car manufacturer Volvo broke ground on its first American factory in 2015 it was a major win for Berkeley County, S.C. The facility, which will open in late 2018, is expected to produce as many as 100,000 cars annually and could create 4,000 jobs in the long term. In all, the project is expected to generate $4.8 billion in annual economic output.

The Volvo plant has the potential to be a major economic engine for Berkeley County and all of South Carolina, but first, it needs to connect to the state’s larger transportation systems. In late 2016, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) awarded a contract to Conti Enterprises to design-build a new interchange that will create an access point to the Volvo facility from I-26 near mile marker 189. “The construction of this interchange is an important step in providing an interconnected system for driving the state’s economic engine,” South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall says.

Conti’s experience with similar high-profile projects made it the ideal general contractor for the Volvo interchange project. “We have an extensive resume when it comes to bridge and interchange construction,” Senior Project Manager Mike Prudente says. 

Archer WesternArcher Western keeps safe and on time as it builds a project for Virginia DOT.

By Alan Dorich

As one of the nation’s largest contractors, Archer Western has the expertise for almost any heavy highway project. “Archer Western delivers transportation projects of many sizes and complexities,” Project Manager Pedro Doldan says. “It’s good to work for a company that can take on challenging projects.”

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Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors diversifies its portfolio while remaining true to its core competencies.
By Jim Harris

Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Inc. prides itself on being reliable. “We’ve developed a reputation over the past 38 years as being the guys who, when we are the apparent low bidder, will get it done right, on schedule and under budget without any headaches or hassles along the way,” Vice President Chris DiStefano says.

The Glenmont, N.Y.-based company has earned its reputation through the efforts of its executives and other staff. Harrison & Burrowes’ five executive managers are DiStefano and his father, Jeff DiStefano, who co-founded the company in 1980 and serves as CEO; President Mark Klingbeil; Vice President Steve Avveduti, and Secretary/Treasurer Ann Marie Olsen-Geitner. Combined, the five have nearly 170 years of combined experience. Several of the company’s superintendents have worked for it for 30 years or more.

“Once people come here, they don’t go anywhere else,” Chris DiStefano says. “Our people take pride in what they do and are proud to work here. Even when they’re not at work, you’ll see them wearing a Harrison & Burrowes-branded hoodie or hat.

“We treat everyone here equally and with respect,” DiStefano adds. “We expect a lot of our employees, and we know the construction season in New York is long, but we are a pretty easy company to work for.”

ContiRoute2954 copyConti Enterprises nears completion on phase two of New Jersey’s Interstate 295 project.

By Kat Zeman

Although the entire $900 million Direct Connection project isn’t slated for completion until fall 2021, phase two along Interstate 295 in New Jersey is nearly 70 percent complete.

Edison, New Jersey-based Conti Enterprises is one of four general contractors charged with construction improvements along the busiest and most congested interchanges in New Jersey. Conti is a multinational developer and builder of complex facilities and heavy civil and transportation projects for both the private and public sectors.

Conti’s portion of the mammoth-sized project involves the reconstruction of Interstate 295, Interstate 76, New Jersey State Route 42 and affected roadway segments traversing the boroughs of Camden County.

Conti Newark picConti Enterprises is collaborating closely with its client and partners to ensure the success of its latest project.
By Bianca Herron

Founded in 1906, Conti Enterprises is a fourth-generation privately owned construction leader specializing in heavy civil construction, specifically infrastructure improvement projects.

The Edison, N.J.-based company celebrated its 110-year anniversary last year. Project Manager Keith Abt attributes the company’s success to its people, noting that Conti’s workforce sets the company apart from its competitors. “Everyone working in the organization is the cream of the crop,” he says proudly.

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