Maine Construction Academy Graduates First Class of 2023

June 9, 2023 - Gathered around their class hard hat, Maine Construction Academy’s first Construction Immersion Program class of 2023 graduated on Friday. All graduates were either current or past students at local area high school and leave the program with nationally recognized certifications, hands-on & classroom experience in many different trades, and a pathway [...]

2023-06-14T10:45:00-04:00June 14th, 2023|News, Press Releases|

Contractors Celebrate Safety Achievements of Maine’s Construction Industry

Wednesday, September 11, 2021-Maine’s construction industry gathered at the Harraseeket Inn located in Freeport to conduct an annual safety conference. More than 150 contractors attended the meeting to hear the latest in safety statistics and the results of the national safety program that analyzes individual safety records. During the meeting, Rob Simopoulos of Defendify shared [...]

2021-11-17T15:13:37-04:00November 15th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

Producer Prices For Construction Materials And Services Jump 24 Percent Over 12 Months, Threatening Contractors’ Solvency And Workers’ Jobs

Construction Association Calls on President to Immediately End Tariffs and Quotas on Steel, Aluminum, and Lumber as First Step to Easing Pressure on Construction Costs and Supply-Chain Bottlenecks The cost of goods and services used in construction climbed by a record-setting 4.3 percent in May and 24.3 percent over the past 12 months, jeopardizing contractors’ [...]

2021-06-16T09:42:43-04:00June 16th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

Landry/French Construction Wins Best Overall Project

Speed and collaboration were the defining words of Landry/French Construction’s lightning-fast transformation of a 145,000-square-foot Olympia Sports distribution center into a COVID-19 test kit manufacturing facility for Abbott Laboratories. In only 60 days, Landry/French renovated and retrofit 50,000 square feet of the building, with nearly 30,000 SF more completed 30 days later. The team liked [...]

2021-05-24T10:48:50-04:00May 24th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

Northeast Paving Takes Top Award for Rural Highway Project

When Northeast Paving was awarded the Maine Department of Transportation’s contract to reconstruct and repave one of the most heavily traveled roads in Northern Maine, they knew the project would be challenging. The subpar material used to construct the road in the 1950s would need to be excavated while keeping the shoulders intact, all while [...]

2021-05-24T10:34:37-04:00May 24th, 2021|News, Press Releases|
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