Giants 2008 Listings

By Larry Stewart, Executive Editor | September 28, 2010
Equipment Replacement Value ($ in millions)
1 The Cat Rental Store Peoria IL *$5,500 The combined, global dealer-owned fleet includes $8 billion in Cat machines (average age of 19 months) and about $2 billion in allied equipment
2 United Rentals Greenwich CT $4,200 Reported 5.8% less rental revenue Q1 2008 and 44.8% less profits on 1.4% lower rental rates and a 0.8% decline in time utilization.
3 U.S. Army Engineers Ft. Leonard Wood MO $3,267 Worldwide fleet of construction and support equipment
4 Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) Park Ridge NJ $3,000 Shanghai operations began in July. Acquired a substantial power-generation rental company, Quilovat, in Spain in spring 2008.
5 Martin Marietta Aggregates Raleigh NC $2,861 Acquired five quarries in Georgia and one in Tennessee from Vulcan -- aggregate production in those states will increase 30%
6 Lehigh Heidelberg Cement Group Allentown PA *$2,850 Paid a $74,700 penalty in an "agreement" with EPA over alleged clean-air violations at its Mitchell, IN, plant
7 Lafarge North America Reston VA *$2,638 Entered southeastern Louisiana with purchase of Texas Industries' sand and gravel assets (four pits) in the area
8 Rio Tinto America Salt Lake City UT *$2,467 Approved $293 million investment to expand Canadian iron ore production by 50 percent by 2011
9 Vulcan Materials Co. Birmingham AL *$2,397 Florida Rock acquisition fallout: sold four quarries and a greenfield in GA and a TN quarry; received a quarry near Sacramento, CA, reserves in San Antonio, TX, and ownership of adjacent property in NC
10 Sunbelt Rentals Charlotte NC $2,314 Ashtead PLC, parent to Sunbelt and UK rental company A-Plant, reported 51 percent profit growth for its fiscal year ended April 30
11 Kiewit Corp. Omaha NE $2,200 DJ Power Partners, a JV with TIC, signed EPC contract for a gas desulfurization and baghouse at PacifiCorp's Glenrock, WY, power plant
12 Oldcastle Materials Washington DC *$2,192 13 acquisitions worth about $95 million expanded this Irish consolidator's materials presence in North America in the first half of 2008
13 Arch Coal Inc. St. Louis MO *$1,729 Spent $38.9 million on 157 million tons of coal reserves, creating a 300-million-ton contiguous block or reserves in the Illinois Basin
14 RSC Equipment Rental Houston TX $1,696 Rental revenues up 5.3% in first half of 2008 and profits improved 13.4%; spending on new fleet cut 56%, 10 stores closed or merged.
15 Cemex North America Monterrey NL *$1,675 In debt-reduction mode: selling Austrian and Hungarian operations for $234 million; considering sale of Australian pipe plants.
16 FCX Phoenix AZ *$1,430 Restarting former Phelps Dodge Climax molybdenum mine in CO and Miami copper mine in AZ
17 Drummond Co. Jasper AL $1,300 Ranks in the top 25 percent of U.S.-owned coal companies
18 BNSF Railway Fort Worth TX $1,250 Replacing 20 miles of rails at between Beaver Hill, MT, and Mandan, ND, as part of $1.8 billion in infrastructure rejuvenation
19 Vale Inco Toronto ON *$1,210 Copper Cliff North Mine won the Canadian Institute of Mining's Ryan Trophy for excellence in safety for the fourth straight year
20 GE Commercial Finance Stamford CT $1,200 Provides leasing, rental, financing, and fleet management services to equipment dealers, rental and leasing retailers
21 MDU Resources Bismarck ND $1,200 Acquiring Intermountain Gas Company, serving 300,000 customers in ID, for $328 million
22 BHP Billiton Houston TX *$1,190 Joint venture with Caterpillar will integrate driverless trucks in mine systems by 2010. Value for North American equipment only.
23 Peabody Energy Corp. St. Louis MO *$1,102 World's largest private-sector coal company, with 2007 sales of 238 million tons and $4.6 billion in revenues
24 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Oak Brook IL *$1,065 Fleet includes 13 cutter suction dredges, 8 hopper dredges, 6 bucket dredges, 2 drill boats, 1 unloader, 7 booster pumps, and 184 support vessels
25 Suncor Energy Inc. Calgary AB *$1,035 $360 million mine equipment and support deal with Finning includes 22 Cat 797B trucks, 19 D11T and five D8T dozers
26 NES Rentals Chicago IL $1,000 Added 16,000 new aerial lifts in a four-year, $500-million fleet upgrade refocusing the company on aerial-equipment rental
27 Quanta Services Houston TX *$1,000 Acquired InfraSource, naming it a wholly owned subsidiary
28 North American Coal Dallas TX *$980 Operates six surface coal mines and provides dragline mining services for independent FL limerock quarries
29 Newmont Mining Corp. Denver CO *$900 Q2 2008 net income increased 123% to $230 million on 19% increase in revenues
30 Granite Construction Watsonville CA $875 Won a $39.2 million CA DOT contract to widen a 10-mile stretch of Highway 395 in Inyo County.
31 Holcim US Dundee MI *$874 Theodore, Ala., cement plant received the Environmental Performance Award from the Portland Cement Association
32 Flint Energy Services Calgary AB $850 Signed contracts worth $450 million, extending through mid-2009, for construction at Suncor's oil-sands facilities near Fort McMurray, AB
33 Maxim Crane Works Pittsburgh PA *$840 Bought by private-equity firm, Platinum Equity Capital, in June
34 H & E Equipment Services Baton Rouge LA $798 J.W. Burress acquisition contributed $28 million of a $36-million revenue increase in Q1 2008 (ended March 31)
35 North American Energy Partners Spruce Grove AB $773 Started up a Hitachi EX8000 shovel and a maintenance facility at CNRL’s Horizon Mine
36 Chevron Mining Inc. Englewood CO $747 Operates five coal and metal mines, including former Pittsburg & Midway Coal holdings
37 Hochtief Americas GmbH New York NY *$693 Value includes fleet of No. 1 U.S. builder, Turner Corp., heavy constructor, Flatiron (purchased November 2007), but not Hochtief do Brasil
38 Waste Management Inc. Houston TX $650 Attempting to buy stock of Republic Services to prevent it from merging with rival Allied Waste. Threatening hostile takeover
39 Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland MI *$631 Acquired PinnOak Resources, three-mine producer of coking coal
40 Texas Department of Transportation Austin TX $600 State road maintenance
41 All Erection & Crane Rental Cleveland OH *$596 Fleet includes three of the eight 1000-ton cranes available in the U.S.
42 Neff Rental Miami FL $594 Shifting earthmoving-heavy fleet from hard-hit FL and CA branches to higher-demand areas. Gross profit jumped 30% despite falling rental revenues.
43 Finning International Edmonton AB *$576 Acquired oilfield service company, Colicott Energy Services
44 Virginia Department of Transportation Suffolk VA $550 Highway department maintains 10,000 pieces of rolling stock
45 Alpha Natural Resources Inc. Abington VA *$505 $10 billion merger with Cleveland-Cliffs expected to create Cliffs Natural Resources, wth nine iron-ore facilities and more than 60 coal mines
46 Fluor Corp. Irving TX $500 Booked EPC contracts worth $1.2 billion on Valero Energy's hydrocracker expansions at LA and TX refineries.
47 Grupo Mexico Colonia Roma Sur DF *$500 Subsidiary Americas Mining Corp. is the world’s third largest copper producer, second in molybdenum, fourth in silver and eight in zinc
48 Tube City IMS Horsham PA $500 Recovers byproducts generated in steel and iron production and reprocesses them into valuable materials
49 Weyerhaeuser Co. Federal Way WA *$500 Sold its Containerboard Packaging and Recycling business to International Paper for $6 billion in cash
50 Syncrude Canada Ltd. Ft. McMurray AB $488 Every 24 hours there is enough metal worn off Syncrude mining equipment by abrasive oil sand, to make two full-size pick-up trucks
51 Elmo Greer & Sons Inc. London KY $475 Uses DTSystems dispatching system
52 Ahern Rentals Inc. Las Vegas NV $474 86% of Q2 2008 revenues ($83.9 million) came from equipment rental, 68% of that attributable to rentals of high reach equipment
53 Aggreko North America New Iberia LA *$473 Bought Power Plus Rental and Sales, a rental power specialist in Alberta
54 Buzzi Unicem USA Indianapolis IN *$468 Subsidiary Alamo Cement bought 50% ownership in Houston's Dorsett Bros. Concrete Supply
55 Southern Company Atlanta GA *$462 Contracted with Westinghouse and Shaw to construct two AP1000 nuclear generators
56 Exelon Corp. Chicago IL *$461 Distributes electricity to 5.2 million customers in northern IL and PA and gas to 460,000 around Philadelphia
57 Ring Power Corp. Jacksonville FL *$455 Cat dealer operates 14 Cat Rental Store branches in Florida
58 Verizon Communications New York NY *$450 Broadband fiber-to-the-premises network delivered FiOS Internet to 11 million addresses by mid-2008
59 AmQuip Crane Corp. Bensalem PA *$440 Rental volume grew 15 percent in fiscal 2007. Shaughnessy purchase in March '07 has brought big growth in Boston and RI.
60 Las Vegas Paving Las Vegas NV $433 Pioneered asphalt recycling in the early '70s by developing special equipment and methods
61 Sunstate Equipment Phoenix AZ $430 Locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
62 Essex Crane Rental Corp. Buffalo Grove IL $425 Hyde Park Acquisition, a private-equity firm, acquired Essex for $210 million
63 Weeks Marine Cranford NJ $402 Will finish moving 5.7 million cubic yards from Baltimore's Seagirt Channel in January 2008
64 Bechtel Corp. Louisville KY $400 Leading EPC on the $2.5-billion completion of Unit 2 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in TN. The unfinished plant was mothballed in 1985
65 New York Department of Transport Albany NY $400 State road maintenance fleet
66 Qwest Englewood CO *$400 Macro Capacity fiber optic network spans more than 190,000 miles globally
67 Skanska USA Greenwich CT $400 Miami-Dade County awarded $93 million contract to upgrade the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Miami, FL.
68 The Walsh Group Chicago IL $400 Third-generation family business provides general contracting, construction management and design-build services
69 Florida Power & Light Miami FL *$397 Nation's largest renewable energy company is Investing $20 billion in wind-energy facilities through 2012
70 Georgia Pacific Atlanta GA $385 Bought Brewton, AL, white top linerboard and bleached board mill from Smurfit-Stone for $355 million
71 Teck Cominco Vancouver BC *$376 Acquiring Global Copper, owner of the Relincho copper project in Chile
72 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington DC $375 The President’s Budget for fiscal 2009 included $4.7 billion in new federal funding for Civil Works, plus $5.761 billion in an emergency request
73 Clyde Companies Orem UT $373 Constructor/materials firm's fleet value has grown $49 million in the past 36 months
74 MidAmerican Energy Holding Co. Des Moines IA *$363 The 2007 Platts Global Energy Awards Power Company of the Year
75 T.J. Lambrecht Construction Joliet IL $360 Heavy earthmover operates over 800 pieces of heavy equipment
76 Barrick Gold Toronto ON *$355 Acquired 94% of Cadence Energy, and will buy remaining stock as a hedge against rising oil costs
77 United Contractors Midwest Springfield IL $351 After building three bridges, now building 11.5 miles of four-lane expressway near Carthage in McDonough Co. IL
78 Kokosing Construction Fredericktown OH $350 Regional general contractor/construction manager commits to at least 40 hours of training per year for each employee
79 North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh NC $350 State road maintenance
80 Allied Waste Industries Scottsdale AZ $340 Operates 163 transfer stations, 169 landfills and 57 recycling facilities in 37 states
81 Safety-Kleen Corp. Columbia SC $340 Acquired Advanced Liquid Recycling, one of the Northeast's largest collector/recyclers of used oil, oil filters and antifreeze
82 International Coal Group Inc. Ashland KY *$325 Bought Powell Mountain mining operations in VA and KY, including 29 million tons of coal reserves and 47 million tons of deposits
83 Morrow Equipment Salem OR $315 Liebherr distributor owns and operates the largest fleet of tower cranes in North America
84 RJM Construction Las Vegas NV $315 Mining contractor
85 Layne Christensen Co. Mission Woods KS *$310 Record Q1 2008 revenues up 21.3% to $244.5 million supported by strength in minerals and natural gas prices.
86 Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Los Angeles CA $305 Nation's largest municipal utility
87 Xstrata Toronto ON *$304 Anglo/Swiss mining titan, Xstrata, acquired Falconbridge to take top-five positions in copper, thermal and coking coal, ferrochrome, zinc, nickel and vanadium
88 Clark Construction Group Bethesda MD *$303 Landed the $134 million contract for University Gateway, a mixed-use student housing project next to USC's Los Angeles campus
89 KBR Houston TX *$301 Global engineer/constructor, separated from Halliburton, acquired BE&K
90 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Harrisburg PA $300 State highway maintenance
91 Price Gregory Services Inc. Dallas TX $300 Pipeline contractor H.C. Price merged with Gregory & Cook Construction
92 South Carolina Department of Transportation Columbia SC $300 State road maintenance
93 Teichert Inc. Sacramento CA $300 250 Class 8 trucks, in addition to a highway-and-heavy-construction fleet
94 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville TN $300 29,469 megawatts generating capacity serving 8 million users in seven states
95 Titan America Norfolk VA $300 Spending $320 million building a 2.4-million-ton/year plant on the site of Ideal Cement's old plant at Castle Hayne, NC
96 Wildish Construction Co. Eugene OR $300 Preparing the northbound I-5 bridge for traffic on the 10-bridge South Medford Interchange project
97 Willbros Group Inc. Houston TX $300 Two new contracts -- one on the Canadian Mainline and the other on the Alberta Clipper -- total 145 miles of 36-inch pipeline
98 Dominion Richmond VA *$296 Selling its Peoples and Hope natural-gas distribution companies to Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Fund for $910 million
99 Entergy Corp. New Orleans LA *$291 Owns 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and is the second-largest nuclear generator in the U.S.
100 The Lane Construction Corp. Meriden CT $282 Landed Maryland DOT I-495 design/build interchange worth $26.5 million
101 Consolidated Edison Inc. New York NY *$276 Fleet of 1,700 diesel trucks is using B-20 biodiesel fuel; will replace 50 smaller vehicles with hybrids this year
102 Perini Construction Framingham MA *$269 In the proces of acquiring Tutor-Saliba; value includes both companies' fleets
103 PCL Construction Resources Denver CO $266 Independent operating companies work from offices in twenty-nine locations across Canada, the U.S. and the Bahamas.
104 Ames Construction Burnsville MN $250 Won AGC's Construction Safety Excellence Award in 2007
105 Carmeuse North America Pittsburgh PA *$250 Belgian-owned lime producer acquired Cleveland's Oglebay-Norton
106 Dycom Industries Palm Beach Gardens FL $250 Installs cable systems, strings power lines, and locates underground utilities
107 McAninch Des Moines IA $250 Iowa's largest earthmover/utility contractor pioneered GPS grade controls in production on its fleet of 400 Cat machines
108 New Enterprise Stone & Lime New Enterprise PA $250 Awarded a contract for a mile of five-lane roadway from SR 1021 to SR 36 (Park Avenue) in Blair Co., PA
109 Tennessee Department of Transportation Nashville TN $250 State road maintenance
110 Traylor Brothers Evansville IN $250 Tom Traylor, CEO, received the 2008 Golden Beaver Management Award for 46 years of contributions to heavy construction
111 Trinity Industries Dallas TX $250 Industrial giant includes Transit Mix Concrete and Trinity Materials
112 Canada Building Mateirals Co. Toronto ON $248 Over 450 ready-mix trucks operate out of 40 plants
113 Edward Kraemer & Sons Plain WI *$248 New York APWA named the Frederick Douglas-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge in Rochester its Public Works Project of the Year
114 Pike Electric Inc. Mt Airy NC *$247 Purchased Shaw Energy Delivery Services for $24 million to gain EPC ability and reach West Coast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic markets.
115 Prairie Group Bridgeview IL $240 Materials producer to Chicagoland
116 Herzog Contracting St. Joseph MO *$235 Heavy constructor specializes in building railroads
117 Jones Brothers Construction Mt. Juliet TN *$232 Largest heavy highway construction company in Tennessee
118 AECON Group Toronto ON $220 Awarded $99-million contract to widen 9 miles of Highway 401 near Woodstock, ON
119 Barnhart Crane & Rigging Memphis TN $220 Won two Rigging Jobs of the Year Awards from the Specialized Crane and Rigging Association
120 Haines & Kibblehouse Skippack PA $220 Highway-and-heavy firm focuses on quarrying operations
121 Minnesota Department of Transportation Duluth MN $220 State highway maintenance
122 Manson Construction Co. Seattle WA *$217 100-year old, family-lead marine contractor works throughout the coastal US
123 Kinross Gold Toronto ON *$217 Nine gold mines located in the US, Canada, Brazil, Chile and Russia
124 FirstEnergy Co. Akron OH *$213 Invested $125 million in a joint venture with Boich to buy 80 percent of Bull Mountain Mine in MT
125 Ameren Corp. St. Louis MO *$209 Provides electricity to 2.4 million and natural gas to 1 million customers across 64,000 square miles in IL and MO
126 Barnhill Contracting Tarboro NC $205 Acquired grading/paving contractor, Mac Construction in Shallotte, NC
127 The Hubbard Group Orlando FL $205 Part of French constructor, Vinci, and a holding company comprised of Hubbard Construction and Blythe Construction.
128 Flatiron Construction Longmont CO *$204 Acquired by German general builder, Hochtief, and added to Hochtief Americas operations along with Turner
129 AT&T San Antonio TX $200 Consolidated Cingular, Bell South, Ameritech, Pacific Bell, others
130 Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Denver CO $200 Concrete pumping contractor, pump dealer
131 City of Los Angeles, Public Works Los Angeles CA $200 City government
132 CONSOL Energy Pittsburgh PA $200 Developing a coal gasification and liquefaction plant in WV to produce 720,000 tonnes per year of methanol
133 Dobson Brothers Const. Co. Lincoln NE $200 Highway and heavy construction units, including Western Plains Construction, of Olson Enterprises
134 F & M Mafco Harrison OH $200 Rental and sales organization targets rigging and fabrication contractors
135 Grace Pacific Corp. Honolulu HI $200 Mining firm
136 Henkels & McCoy Blue Bell PA $200 Signed a three-year alliance worth $90 million with AmerenUE to put some aerial circuits underground
137 James River Coal Richmond VA *$200 Exiting underground mining at the BL-4 Mine and Cabin Hollow Mine; accelerating development at two surface mines
138 Manatts Inc. Brooklyn IA $200 Asphalt and concrete paving, water and sewer, excavation, quarries, and more
139 Michels Corp. Brownsville WI $200 Laying 273 miles of the Keystone Pipeline -- 24- to 36-in. pipe -- through the Dakotas
140 New Mexico Highway & Transportation Dept. Santa Fe NM $200 GRIP $1.6 billion initiative finances 40 highway projects in Rio Grande corridor
141 Rogers Group Nashville TN $190 Twelve RGI plants received NSSGA beautification awards in 2007
142 Lunda Construction Co. Black River Falls WI *$188 Bridge division includes pile driving, railroad bridges and various concrete work
143 Briggs Equipment Dallas TX *$188 Case distributor with 18 locations in NC, SC, GA, and FL
144 Rockford Blacktop Construction Loves Park IL $188 Includes Rockford Sand & Gravel, Rockford Electric, and Rockford Environmental
145 McDermott International Inc. New Orleans LA *$185 Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary purchased Intech to extend capabilities in serving the U.S. commercial nuclear service market
146 Insituform Technologies Chesterfield MO $182 Q1 2008 income of $2.0 million compares to a loss of $3.3 million in Q1 2007, before exiting the tunneling business
147 Alaska Department of Transportation Anchorage AK $181 State highway department
148 C.W. Matthews Contracting Marrietta GA $180 More than 800 major construction machines; average age less than four years; 25,000 square feet of maintenance facilities
149 Cardi Corp. Warwick RI $180 Highway and heavy contractor trades on concrete, asphalt and aggregate capabilities
150 Zachry Construction Corp. San Antonio TX $180 Reorganized and operating as two separate companies: Zachry Construction and Zachry Industrial
151 Arizona Department of Transportation Phoenix AZ $176 Draft five-year plan allots $5.5 billion for state highway projects 2007 to 2011
152 PPL Corp. Allentown PA $175 Sold its PPL Telcom subsidiary to Zayo Bandwidth for $60 million
153 Rodman Companies Frisco TX $175 Site developer is investing in fleet management after period of rapid growth
154 U.S. Air Force Hickman AFB HI $175 Military construction fleet
155 U.S. Department of Energy Washington DC $175 Federal fleet value on the Savannah River Site
156 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Lakewood CO *$174 KMP has increased its share distribution 33 times since current management took over in February of 1997
157 Clyde Hanson Industries Kensington MD $172 Building constructor
158 Hunt Construction Group Scottsdale AZ *$170 Joint venture Hunt-Walton is construction manager for the $250 million renovation of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
159 Kirby-Smith Machinery Oklahoma City OK $170 Komatsu dealer operates five branches in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri
160 URS Corp. San Francisco CA *$168 Major new task order to design and build two medical schools at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio
161 ASRC Energy Service Anchorage AK $165 Manages maintenance on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
162 The Vecellio Group West Palm Beach FL *$164 Developed petroleum/fuel services company, Vecenergy, after integrating liquid-asphalt producer South Florida Materials
163 R.E. Monks Construction LLC Fountain Hills AZ $164 Fleet value has grown $50 million in two years
164 CH2M Hill Equipment Inc. Englewood CO $162 Construction management and design firm earns more than $5 billion in revenue in transportation, water, energy, environment and industrial facilities
165 City of Dallas Dallas TX $162 Operates fleet of 4,400 vehicles
166 O&G Industries Torrington CT $162 Operates 9 asphalt plants, 7 concrete plants, 10 sand and gravel operations, and 5 mason-supply stores
167 Alcoa Sandow Mine Rockdale TX $160 Sold soft-alloy extrusion facilities in Warren, OH, and Plant City, FL, to Golden Aluminum
168 Boh Brothers Construction New Orleans LA $160 2,000 pieces of equipment in sizes from welding machines and air compressors to crawler cranes
169 General Crane USA Pompano Beach FL $160 Five independent operating companies include General Crane USA, United Crane, Hunter Cranes, Merchant Transport & Cranes, and Republic Tower & Hoist
170 City of Vancouver Vancouver BC $157 Municipal fleet
171 The Branch Group Roanoke VA *$154 Employee-owned highway, airport, site-prep contractor
172 Keller Group PLC Odenton MD $152 International ground engineer's U.S. holdings include Hayward Baker, Case Foundation, McKinney Drilling, HJ Foundation, Suncoast Post-Tension, and Anderson Drilling
173 McCarthy Holdings Inc. Saint Louis MO *$150 Saint-Louis-area contracts from ConocoPhillips, Ameren and Holcim boosted 2007 revenue 24 percent
174 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Bismarck ND $150 Plans to complete a new coal-based power plant near Gillette, WY, by 2011
175 David A. Bramble Inc. Chestertown MD $150 Fleet includes three asphalt plants, 150 construction pieces, and 75 trucks
176 De Silva Gates Construction Dublin CA $150 Over $350 million in annual revenues from a 350-piece heavy-equipment fleet
177 Energy Future Holdings Dallas TX $150 New private-equity owners broke company into Luminant (competitive generation), Oncor (regulated distribution), and TXU Energy (competitive retail electric utility) Texas Energy Future Holdings Limited Partnership
178 Francis O. Day Co. Rockville MD $150 Highway-and-heavy constructor; materials producer
179 Indiana Department of Transportation Indianapolis IN $150 $3.6 billion lease of toll road will fund 10-year transportation investment plan
180 John Carlo Inc. Mt. Clemens MI $150 General contractor derives nearly all of its revenues from highway construction
181 Ready Mix USA Birmingham AL *$150 Over 160 ready mix plants in the southeastern US
182 Peterson Contractors Inc. Reinbeck IA $146 Fleet value grew $34 million since 2007
183 Centex Corporation Dallas TX *$145 Sold properties with book value of $528 million for $161 million, anticipating related tax refund of $294 million
184 S.T. Wooten Corp. Wilson NC $145 Builds roads and bridges, buildings, makes asphalt and ready mix
185 IA Construction Concordville PA $144 Highway-and-heavy-construction division of Colas North America
186 Orion Marine Group Houston TX *$144 Holding company for Orion Construction, King Fisher Marine, Misener Marine
187 Laramie Crane & Equipment Detroit MI $141 Boom trucks to 35 tons; hydraulic rough terrains to 130 tons; hydraulic truck cranes to 500 tons
Crawler Crane to 500 Tons
188 City of Houston Houston TX $140 Public works and engineering
189 Penhall International Anaheim CA $140 Rental firm
190 Westchester County Dept. of Transportation Mount Vernon NY $140 County roads and transit-system maintainer
191 Sunland Construction Eunice LA $139 32-year-old pipelining firm
192 Clarkson Construction Kansas City MO $138 Working on Kansas City Triangle project, scheduled for completion 2008
193 Mashuda Corp. Cranberry Township PA $135 Highway and heavy contractor
194 Hydro One Pickering ON $132 Largest electricity delivery company in Ontario
195 International Paper Co. Stamford CT *$131 World's largest producer of forest products
196 Ryan Inc. Central Janesville WI $130 Specializing in site work and mass excavation
197 Centerpoint Energy Houston TX *$127 Serves electric can natural gas to 5 million customers in AK, LA, MN, MS, OK, and TX
198 The Shaw Group Baton Rouge LA *$127 Sold power-distribution unit, Shaw Energy Delivery Services, to Pike Electric for $24 million
199 American Infrastructure Worcester PA $125 Pursuing the DE market with 120-acre site-development projects in Magnolia and Christiana
200 Cianbro Corp. Pittsfield ME $125 Industrial/petro contractor and highway and heavy contractor
201 ECCO Equipment Santa Ana CA $125 Over 700 pieces of heavy earthmoving equipment in the Western U.S.
202 Parsons Corp. Pasadena CA $125 Chosen in a $4 billion, 5-year shared-capacity task order contract to support the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency
203 Williams Brothers Construction Co. Houston TX $125 CEO Doug Pitcock received ARTBA's greatest recognition in the 2007 ARTBA Award
204 A&A Ready Mixed Concrete Newport Beach CA *$124 26 locations serve CA; specialize in portable batch plants
205 Balfour Beatty Novi MI *$124 Purchased the Centex commercial construction unit
206 New Jersey DOT Trenton NJ $124 2007 transportation program funds $3.2 billion in construction projects
207 Syar Industries Napa CA *$122 Materials producer operates seven quarries in California
208 Tarco Inc. Arvada CO $121 Fields 34 crews doing earthmoving, utility, and concrete work
209 Coast Crane Co. Seattle WA $120 Consolidation of three companies raised fleet value over $100 million
210 Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. Dickinson ND $120 Operates 40 aggregate plants and a fleet of 2,000 machines
211 HRI Inc. State College PA $120 Highway-and-heavy contractor is a division of Colas North America
212 Illinois Department of Transportation Springfield IL $120 State highway department
213 Mann Brothers Elkhorn WI $120 Highway-and-heavy construction
214 Matrix Service Co. Tulsa OK $120 Won $36 million contract for Chevron's terminal expansion in Port Everglades, FL
215 Republic Services Inc. Fort Lauderdale FL $120 Trying to complete acquisition of the country's No. 2 waste handler, Allied Services, over hostile-takeover efforts of No. 1, Waste Management
216 Salt River Project Phoenix AZ $120 Utility to construct $600 million, 400-megawatt coal-fired power plant
217 Scotty's Contracting & Stone Bowling Green KY $120 Fleet value grew $20 million between 2007 and 2008
218 U.S. Concrete Houston TX $120 Formed Superior Matierals, joint venture with Edw. C. Levy Co. that will be the largest ready mix producer in MI
219 West Virginia Division of Highways Charleston WV $120 Maintains 37,000 miles of highway
220 Battlefield Equipment Rentals Toronto ON $118 Toromont Cat's rental operation operates out of 33 branches in Eastern Canada
221 American Bridge Co. Coraopolis PA *$116 Awarded a $39 million contract to reinforce cables and other components of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge in New York City
222 Fred Weber Inc. Maryland Heights MO $115 Integrated contractor/materials producer leads the St. Louis area in concrete and asphalt paving
223 Wilder Construction Co. Bellingham WA $115 Granite Const. owns a third of this 90-year-old heavy construction firm
224 Rohm & Haas New Iberia LA $112 Morton Salt is a major North American operation of this global specialty materials producer
225 Rieth-Riley Construction Gary IN *$110 Acquired Seng Dock & Trucking, which operates dock facilities, aggregate businesses and trucking in the northwestern MI
226 City of Chicago Chicago IL $110 Municipal fleet
227 Norfolk Dredging Co. Chesapeake VA $110 Specialist in sub-aqueous trench and tunnel excavation, backfill and hydraulic landfill
228 Sherwood Construction Wichita KS $110 Heavy constructor includes a family of 17 companies
229 Structural Group Hanover MD *$110 Subsidiary Vstructural selected to post-tension the Gerald R. Ford International Airport terminal in Grand Rapids, MI
230 Yonkers Contracting Yonkers NY $110 Highway and heavy construction
231 Fordyce Ltd. Victoria TX $108 Sand and gravel producer
232 Ray Bell Construction Co. Brentwood TN *$105 Blalock JV netted $104-million SmartFIX 40 contract in Knoxville
233 Omaha Public Power District Elkhorn NE $105 Public electric utility serving eastern Nebraska
234 TIC Holdings Steamboat Springs CO $105 Expertise in building power, mining/minerals process, oil/gas/chemical facilities
235 W.O. Grubb Steel Erection Richmond VA $105 About half of the firm's 200 cranes are Manitowoc-Crane-Group machines
236 Manitoba Highways & Transportation Department Winnipeg MB $104 Provincial road maintenance
237 Manitoba Hydro Winnipeg MB $104 Utility
238 MacAllister Machinery Indianapolis IN *$104 Eight Cat Rental Store locations in Indiana
239 City of Calgary Calgary AB $101 Exploring hybrid and alternative-fueled vehicles for fleet of over 4,000 units
240 Northeast Utilities Hartford CT *$100 Furnishes electrical service in NH, MA, and CT, as well as natural gas in CT
241 American Asphalt & Grading Las Vegas NV $100 Grading, paving, and mine-reclamation fleet includes two Komatsu D575A dozers
242 Austin Industries Dallas TX $100 Received a $433,000 grant from TX for upgrading to lower-emissions equipment
243 Bauerly Brothers Sauk Rapids MN $100 Supplies aggregate, asphalt and concrete to 29 Minnesota counties
244 City of Tulsa Tulsa OK $100 Municipal services provider
245 Consumers Concrete Kalamazoo MI $100 Ready-mix producer
246 Continental Materials Corp. Chicago IL $100 Value is for subsidiary Transit Mix Concrete's extensive Colorado operations
247 Edward C. Levy Detroit MI $100 Produces construction materials from steel and construction waste
248 EKPC Winchester KY $100 Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative
249 Engelhard Iselin NJ $100 Mining company acquired by chemical giant BASF and added to catalysts group
250 Gary Merlino Construction Co. Seattle WA $100 Highway and heavy construction
251 Graniterock Watsonville CA $100 Pavex Division won NAPA's 2007 Quality in Construction Award for work on the Montague Expressway
252 Gray BEC Lime Pleasant Gap PA $100 Mining subsidiary of Graymont
253 Hinkle Contracting Corp. Paris KY $100 Highway construction, materials producer, environmental work
254 Hunter Industries San Marcos TX $100 Highway constructor owns Colorado Materials
255 Iowa Department of Transportation Ames IA $100 State road maintence
256 J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc. Hackensack NJ $100 Pioneering CleanFast utility-installation equipment that simultaneously creates a mini-trench while removing debris
257 Kansas Department of Transportation Topeka KS $100 State highway maintenance
258 Lehman-Roberts Memphis TN $100 Predominantly highway construction
259 Metropolitan Washington Airport Washington DC $100 Airport-maintenance equipment fleet
260 Modern Group Bristol PA $100 Employee-owned equipment distributor's rental-fleet value
261 Montana Department of Transportation Helena MT $100 56-mile, $150 million Peoples Way project in progress until 2009
262 Nevada Department of Transportation Carson City NV $100 State highway maintenance
263 Northern Improvement Bismarck ND $100 Highway and heavy construction
264 Panama Canal Authority Miami FL $100 Extended the deadline to December 10 for design/build proposals for locks, part of the $5.2 billion expansion
265 Road Builders Machinery Kansas City KS $100  
266 Sims Crane & Equipment Tampa FL $100 All-terrain cranes to 550 tons, crawler cranes to 330 tons, and rough-terrain cranes to 80 tons
267 Solar Sources Indianapolis IN $100 Coal producer
268 Star Industries Seattle WA $100 Family-owned rental company has 16 locations in Washington and Oregon
269 Taisei Construction Corp. Cypress CA $100 US opertions in California and Hawaii of Japan-based global constructor
270 The Doe Run Co. St. Louis MO $100 Lead-mining subsidiary of the Renco Group
271 Veco Anchorage AK $100 Highway construction, utilities and oil-field service company to the world
272 Xcel Energy Denver CO $100 Part of CapX 2020 alliance to construct $1.3 billion in new transmission lines
* Equipment-replacement values are compiled by Construction Equipment magazine using information provided by the individual companies. When figures were not provided (identified with an asterisk), Construction Equipment estimated fleet value. The Construction Equipment Giants list (a portion of which is published here) represents as closely as possible all firms that own fleets with replacement values of $25 million or more. If you feel your firm qualifies as a Giant, please write to Larry Stewart, Construction Equipment, at or phone 314-962-0639.