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KDC Starts Construction on Oncor Midlothian Distribution Center

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — KDC and Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC recently started construction of a new distribution center at Railport Business Park in Midlothian, Texas.

The nearly 422,000-square-foot, LEED-certified build-to-suit industrial facility will sit on 60.7 acres in Midlothian, about 31 miles southwest of downtown Dallas. Oncor is the largest …

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New Schneider Electric Manufacturing Facility Marks Construction Milestone

DALLAS, TX — In recent years, supply chain issues have been a struggle for businesses worldwide. Long-time partners Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters recently joined forces to develop a solution. They engaged general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie to build a new integration facility in Red Oak, Texas, supporting the growing …

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Highlights from Texas CECON 2023: A Conference for the Future of the Civil Engineering Industry

This September in San Marcos, Texas, almost 500 members of the civil engineering community gathered to celebrate the future of civil engineering at the Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON). The three-day event — organized by volunteers and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas Section staff — is the place …

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Skanska Celebrates Groundbreaking at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces the groundbreaking of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills project in San Antonio. Construction began in early 2023 and is expected to be completed the first quarter of 2025.  

This project consists of three phases. Phase …

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Turner Breaks Ground on $131M Project at the University of Texas at San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Turner Construction Company celebrated the groundbreaking of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Careers building, also known as San Pedro II. The groundbreaking took place in the heart of San Antonio’s Tech District and was a celebration that featured musical performances and …

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Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
WPI
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McCarthy Building Companies Celebrates Topping Out of Ismaili Center Project

HOUSTON, TX — The Ismaili Center, being built in Houston’s Buffalo Bayou watershed, recently honored Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and marked the topping out project milestone. Events included a ceremony where Turner and Prince Amyn Aga Khan, brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, signed the final beam to be …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out Milestone at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School in College Station, Texas

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces it has reached a significant milestone on Texas A&M University’s campus with the steel topping out of the new Mays Business School Wayne Roberts ’85 Building. To celebrate the topping out, teams signed the steel beam used to …

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The Aggregates and Critical Materials Industry Holds Seminar in Irving

IRVING, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA), a state trade association for the aggregate, concrete, cement, and associated industries, welcomed 124 attendees to its annual Environmental, Sustainability & Safety Seminar at The Westin Irving Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

In addition to hearing from industry experts on …

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TxDOT Celebrates Completion of Presidio International Bridge Project

PRESIDIO, TX — Presidio - International officials, community leaders, residents, and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff conducted a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new Presidio International Bridge on the Presidio-Ojinaga border. The ceremony marks the culmination of the TxDOT bridge project that doubled capacity at the border facility.

“I’m …

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VLK Architects Joins Arlington ISD in the Glaspie Field Groundbreaking Event

ARLINGTON, TX — VLK Architects alongside Arlington ISD recently broke ground on the new Michael Glaspie Field Athletic Complex. This athletic facility will be the third competition field for the six high school district and is funded by the 2019 bond package.

“The Glaspie Field Athletic Complex will be the …

54th Annual National Minority Contractors Conference Brings Speaker Panels, Networking, and Vendor Exposition to Texas

ARLINGTON, TX — The executive office of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) — in partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter (NAMC-DFW) — announces the 54th Annual National Conference was recently held in Arlington, Texas, at Live! by Loews Hotel & Conference Center. This yearly conference took place over …

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McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Hosts Craft Appreciation Week on Jobsites in Texas and Across the Country

DALLAS, TX — McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a construction company and self-performing builder, recently dedicated a week to celebrating the firm’s craft professional workforce. McCarthy hosted events on jobsites in Texas and across the country to recognize the builder’s more than 4,000 craft professionals while spotlighting the importance of construction …

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VLK Architects, Waxahachie ISD Break Ground on the New Wilemon STEAM Academy

WAXAHACHIE, TX — VLK Architects recently joined Waxahachie ISD for the groundbreaking of the new Wilemon STEAM Academy.

“The construction of a new home for the incredibly successful Wilemon STEAM Academy is an exciting step in the continued growth of Waxahachie ISD,” said Jonathan Aldis, Principal at VLK Architects. …

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McCarthy Completes Pile Drive on Port of Beaumont Main Street Terminal

BEAUMONT, TX — McCarthy Building Companies has achieved a major milestone on the Port of Beaumont’s Main Street Terminal 1 project, driving the last concrete pile after a year-long process. The milestone was commemorated with an event attended by officials from the Port of Beaumont, McCarthy employees, and trade partners. …

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Skanska's San Antonio Office Hosts Bring Your Child to the Job Site Day

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Skanska San Antonio team recently paused work to host a family day at Hemisfair’s Civic Park, a placemaking project downtown. The children of Skanska employees enjoyed a jam-packed morning on the job. Starting the event, the children received their own backpack filled with a personalized …

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Case  - CE
Your local Case Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Nueces Power Equipment
ASCO Equipment
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TRF Camp Build Provides Experience to Local Middle School Students

AUSTIN, TX — The Rosendin Foundation (TRF) announces the launch of TRF Camp Build in the Austin region. TRF Camp Build aims to inspire and educate students by providing hands-on building experiences using professional power tools to introduce them to the world of construction.

During the week of the camp, …

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AP Construction and Acadia Healthcare Complete El Paso Behavioral Hospital Expansion

EL PASO, TX — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, and Acadia Healthcare Company Inc., a provider of behavioral health care services across the U.S., recently completed a new addition to Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital in El Paso, Texas.

The 52,000-square-foot addition …

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Collin College Holds Dedication Ceremony for New McCarthy Construction Safety Lab

ALLEN, TX — Collin College recently held a dedication ceremony for its new construction safety lab, sponsored by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. McCarthy is announcing its five-year sponsorship of the safety lab at Collin College’s Technical Campus in Allen, Texas. The safety lab will offer hands-on educational opportunities to students …

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TACA's 69th Annual Meeting Highlights Industry Challenges and Successes

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) welcomed more than 500 attendees to its 69th Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. The theme this year was “Leading the Way.”

Outgoing TACA Chairman Tim Foley, City Concrete, Inc., noted …

TDIndustries Raises $32K for TEXO Foundation at Bent Iron Golf Tournament

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries recently hosted the annual Bent Iron Golf Tournament of North Texas. This event raises funds to support educational programs that develop talent within the construction industry and the skilled trades. In 2022, the sold-out event raised $32,000 for the TEXO Foundation, a 510(c)(3) dedicated to building …

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Gradall Co
Your local Gradall Industries dealer
ASCO Equipment
WPI
Kirby Smith Machinery
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TxDOT Celebrates Completion of First Texas Clear Lanes Project in Houston Area

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., local elected officials, community leaders, and TxDOT staff to celebrate the completion of the Houston District’s first Texas Clear Lanes project at Interstate 45 from the NASA 1 Bypass …

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VLK Architects and Hutto ISD Sign the Final Steel Beam of the New Gus Almquist Middle School

HUTTO, TX — VLK Architects recently joined Hutto ISD for the beam signing ceremony of the district’s new middle school campus. This will be the third middle school in Hutto ISD named after former Hutto ISD Board President and community leader, Gus Almquist.

“It was a pleasure honoring the Almquist …

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VLK Architects and Waxahachie ISD Break Ground on the District’s 10th Elementary School

WAXAHACHIE, TX — VLK Architects recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Waxahachie ISD’s 10th elementary school. Funding for this project is from the voter-approved May 2023 bond and is one of two new elementary schools in addition to a replacement elementary to be built to accommodate the student population growth in …

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Brasfield & Gorrie Celebrates Construction Milestone at Manufacturing Facility

MCKINNEY, TX — Brasfield & Gorrie construction crews recently celebrated the topping out of a 438,000-square-foot secure office, lab, and manufacturing building in McKinney. Topping out marks a building reaching its full height. Construction will now move to the interior of the building, which is scheduled for completion in early …

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Skanska hosts YWLA students for Day of Discovery

DALLAS, TX — Skanska USA Building North Texas office hosted over 30 students from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) for a Day of Discovery. During the half-day event, the Skanska team introduced students to the careers available in architecture, engineering, and construction, along with a panel discussion comprised of …

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Hensel Phelps President & CEO Congratulates Airport Construction Workers for Safety Record During Workplace Safety Week

HOUSTON, TX — More than 500 people including construction craftsmen, trade partners, members of the Houston Airports executive staff, Hensel Phelps leadership, and the mayor of the City of Houston were on hand for the National Construction Safety week observance at the construction site of the Federal Inspection Services (FIS) …

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Inspiring the Next Generation

An exciting event aimed at addressing the growing need for construction workers in the infrastructure industry was held May 11 at the Texas Fair Grounds in Dallas. Construction Career Day was a collaborative effort between the Texas Department of Transportation, AGC of Texas, and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. …

Ritchie Bros. Auction in Houston Hits Over $61M

HOUSTON, TX — With its first Houston, Texas, site auction of the year, Ritchie Bros. attracted more than 14,500 bidders to compete for 6,500-plus items, generating over $61 million in gross transaction value.

Approximately 87 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to U.S. buyers, including 48 percent …

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Skanska Announces Topping out of 1550 on the Green, Houston’s Greenest New Office Development

HOUSTON, TX — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, recently celebrated the topping out of its Discovery Green office tower, 1550 on the Green. As the 28-story, 375,000-square-foot Class-A office building nears completion, the milestone event, featuring leaders from anchor tenant Norton Rose Fulbright, marked a significant step …

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American Constructors' Clay Shoot Raises Record Donation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

AUSTIN, TX — American Constructors announces a donation of $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA), marking the largest donation from the company’s signature fundraiser to date. As a result of the generosity of American Constructors’ clients, partners, friends, and Clay Shoot sponsors over the …

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Sennebogen LLC
Your local Sennebogen LLC dealer
ASCO Equipment
WPI
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McCarthy Tops Out Houston Methodist Cypress Hospital Campus

HOUSTON, TX — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently celebrated the topping out of Houston Methodist’s new Cypress Hospital campus located in the greater Houston area. The Houston Methodist campus sits on 105 acres and consists of a seven-story hospital, two medical office buildings, and a central utility plant, with a …

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New Development Phase Tops Out at Hall Park in Frisco, Texas

FRISCO, TX — Dallas-based developer HALL Group announces the topping out of three new towers at HALL Park a 16-story, Class AAA office tower; a 224-key boutique hotel and suites; and a 19-story, luxury multifamily tower designed to bring a live-work-play destination to the heart of Frisco. The milestone signals …

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Schiedeck, Ferris Emerge as Cat Global Operator Challenge Regional Champions

CLAYTON, NC — Thirty-five dealer event winners from across North America gathered in Clayton, North Carolina, to prove their mastery of both equipment and efficiency-boosting technology. Only two emerged victorious and earned the right to advance to the final round of the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge (GOC) held in Las …

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Two Major North Texas Highway Projects Reach Major Milestones

FORT WORTH/DALLAS, TX — With shovels and scissors, two major highway projects in Tarrant and Dallas counties recently marked beginning and ending milestones on the path to improving the drive for North Texans. Local and state officials broke ground on a major Tarrant County highway project and cut the ribbon …

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American Constructors Celebrates 40 Years in Business

AUSTIN, TX — Cedar-Park based general contractor American Constructors celebrated the company’s 40th year in business. Colleagues, clients, and friends of the firm joined in the celebration at Haute Spot, which included remarks from CEO Marty Burger and COO Joe Charlton.

Founded in 1982 by Bill Heine, American …

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Volvo CE
Your local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer
Romco Equipment Co
ASCO Equipment
Sierra Machinery
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Highlights from Texas CECON 2022 — A Conference for a Community of Civil Engineers

This September in Frisco, Texas, over 400 members of the civil engineering community gathered to celebrate the profession at the Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON). The three-day event, organized by dedicated volunteers and ASCE Texas staff members, is the place for engineers to engage in professional development, peer-to-peer technical exchange …

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Holt Cat Round Up 2022 Showcases Waco Manufacturing and Rebuild Center

HOLT sponsored a Texas-sized Round-Up and customer appreciation in October to showcase their newest Caterpillar equipment rebuild and manufacturing facilities, as well as the entire Holt family of companies.

An estimated 800 Holt customers and friends were treated to a full barbecue dinner and entertainment at the HOLT Manufacturing and …

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TACA Members Gather for Environmental & Safety Seminar

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA), a state trade association for the aggregate, concrete, cement, and associated industries, welcomed 112 attendees to its Environmental & Safety Seminar at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Industry professionals delivered topical presentations on managing environmental and safety regulations …

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VLK Awarded Best Original Design at CANstruction Competition for Second Consecutive Year

FORT WORTH, TX — A team from VLK Architects joined with professionals from the architecture, engineering, and construction industry at North East Mall to participate in the annual CANstruction competition. This year’s theme was Be the Force to End Hunger and VLK’s design, inspired by the Star Wars saga, was …

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Alterman Hosts Kidstruction Dig Day at New Campus Site

LIVE OAK, TX — Alterman and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company recently hosted their first Kidstruction event at the site of the future home of the Alterman Corporate Campus. There were over 200 children in attendance at the real-life construction site.

With the groundbreaking of the Alterman Corporate Campus having taken …

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TxDOT Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on US 67 Project

SAN ANGELO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) San Angelo District recently celebrated the completion of its $40-million US 67 Project in San Angelo. Joining in on the festivities were TxDOT Commissioner Alvin New, State Senator Charles Perry, State Representative Drew Darby, San Angelo Mayor Brenda …

Hays County Celebrates Opening its Newest Roundabout

HAYS COUNTY, TX — A new roundabout at RM 3237 and RM 150 was recently unveiled, allowing Hays County to celebrate its newest — and first-ever — county-funded roundabout intersection. Officials from the county, along with American Structurepoint, held a ribbon-cutting event to mark the occasion.

“By using a …

Texas Science Teachers Learn How the Industrial Minerals Industry Supports the State’s Growth

AUSTIN, TX — Nineteen Texas science teachers have learned how industrial minerals enhance lives and support the state’s unprecedented population growth through a Teacher Workshop program jointly sponsored by the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) and the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA).

The annual workshop, based in and …

Construction Materials Industry Faces Opportunities and Challenges

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) recently welcomed more than 520 attendees to its 68th Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Highlights included presentations by the National Stone, Sand, & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and FMI Capital Advisors, helping …

Ritchie Bros. Sells $60M of Equipment and Trucks in Fort Worth Auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros. recently conducted its second Fort Worth, Texas, auction of the year, selling over $60 million of equipment and trucks for 700-plus consignors. The three-day online auction saw gross transaction value grow approximately 9 percent year over year.

More than 11,100 bidders from over 60 …

RSM US LLP Hosts Annual Skeets & Eats Event for Clients

RSM US LLP (RSM) hosted nearly 250 guests at its annual Skeets & Eats event on May 5 – the first time back at the event since before the pandemic.

For the past 30 years, RSM has brought clients, business partners, and friends of the firm together at Skeets & …

White Construction Company Event Raises $73,000 for Children

AUSTIN, TX — Central Texas children will benefit from White Construction Company’s We Care Classic (WCC) Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the Avery Ranch Golf Club in Austin, Texas.

The event was a culmination of efforts spearheaded by WCC with 25 partners and friends. Since 2006, …

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American Constructors Presents $70,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area

AUSTIN, TX — Cedar Park-based construction company, American Constructors, presented a check for $70,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area (BGCAA). The funds were raised through the company’s 2021 Clay Shoot fundraiser, a signature event that has supported BGCAA for a full decade.

Following remarks …

ASCE Student Symposium Draws Students from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico for Civil Engineering Design and Construction Competitions

HOUSTON, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Region 6 Student Symposium recently took place at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. At the event, nearly 500 civil engineering students from 25 universities in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico put their academic and project management …

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Bechtel Partners on Veterans' Apprenticeship Program to Support Renewables Construction Market

HOUSTON, TX — Bechtel has partnered with Workforce Solutions, the operating arm of the Texas Workforce Commission, to provide more apprenticeships for U.S. veterans and transitioning service members at its solar energy projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The partnership aims to introduce more veterans to construction opportunities in the …

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Bell Trucks
Your local Bell Trucks dealer
NED - Texas
ISN Announces Online Education Courses for Pipeline Workers Through Partnership with NCCER

DALLAS, TX — ISN, a company focusing on contractor management services, announces an expanded partnership with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). This partnership will provide access to NCCER's pipeline training through ISNetworld's Learning Management System (LMS) tool beginning in April, with new courses being added …

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SEAA Hosts Career Fair Highlighting the Steel Construction Industry

HOUSTON, TX — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) hosted nearly 300 students from five school districts and several dozen military veterans for its construction career fair. SEAA’s Long Range Planning Committee spearheaded the event, which was hosted by member company Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc., at their training …

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TDIndustries Inspires Women in Construction at Houston Recruiting Event

HOUSTON, TX — In partnership with Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), TDIndustries (TD) was proud to inspire and recruit the next generation of women in construction at this year’s #SHEbuildsHouston recruiting event in Houston.

The #SHEbuildsHouston recruiting event introduces young women to …

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Rosendin Educates Houston Students at Aktina Solar Facility

HOUSTON, TX — Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contractor, led dozens of students and teachers from Houston’s South Union community on a private tour of the Aktina Renewable Power Project to educate them about utility scale solar energy. Local Rosendin employees teamed up with the South Union Community …