June 172015

Build Our Nebraska

A career in construction?  The answer by industry partners who have joined to help promote the initiative Build Our Nebraska say, "why not?". Consider the following, construction offers the next generation of workers an annual average wage of $43,400.00.  Not only are individuals in the construction industry compensated well, those wanting to join the profession have multiple entry points based upon level of education, work experience, and desired goals.  Once in the profession, a wide array of career paths are available.  Jon Bounds, a project foreman at General Excavating, shares his thoughts on the satisfaction of working in the construction industry on the AGC ...

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May 202015

WEDGEWOOD LAKE OUTLET STRUCTURE

Wedgewood Lake needed some repairs and rehabilitation.  Through the course of time, sediment had collected diminishing the lake's capacity and the outlet structure showed signs of deterioration.  Wedgewood Lake, a private lake owned by the Wedgewood Lake Manor Association, like other lakes, is inspected annually by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.  The Flatwater Group designed a rehabilitation project that included draining the lake and repairing the outlet structure.  General Excavating, working as a subcontractor to Gana Trucking & Excavating, repaired the emergency spillway including pouring a concrete floor, walls, and the installation of new aluminum slide gates.  Gana removed ...

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