Giants 2009 Listings

Larry Stewart, Executive Editor | September 28, 2010
Rank Company City   Equipment Replacement Value ($ in millions) Comment
1 The Cat Rental Store Peoria IL $6,019 Combined, global dealer-owned fleet includes $8 billion in Cat machines (average age 19 months) and about $2 billion in allied equipment
2 Lafarge North America Reston VA $3,584* $555 million raised in sale of Chilean business is significant part of the $1.43 billion divestment scheme announced in February
3 U.S. Army Engineers Ft. Leonard Wood MO $3,267 Worldwide fleet of construction and support equipment
4 Kiewit Corp. Omaha NE $3,000 Acquired general-industrial constractor, TIC Holdings, in December. Combined 2008 revenues for the two companies is estimated at $9 billion.
5 Martin Marietta Aggregates Raleigh NC $2,861 Net Q2 2009 sales of $411.3 million were down 22% compared with Q2 2008, but cost of sales was reduced 23% and energy costs were cut 45%
6 Lehigh Heidelberg Cement Group Allentown PA $2,850* Sold its asphalt operations in Australia -- Specialised Tanker Transport and a 50% stake in Pioneer Road Services -- to Ausie contractor, Fulton Hogan
7 Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. (HERC) Park Ridge NJ $2,800 Implementation of Hertz Improvement Program (H.I.P.), evaluating work processes for efficiency and safety, has had the greatest impact over the past 3 years on cost efficiency
8 United Rentals Greenwich CT $2,620* Acquired Leasco Equipment Services, a Marietta, OH, industrial rental company serving power generation, petroleum, chemical, and pulp and paper companies.
9 Rio Tinto America Salt Lake City UT $2,467* Increased global iron ore production 8% in Q2 2009, but reduced bauxite production 14%, alumina 6% and aluminium 5%.
10 Vulcan Materials Co. Birmingham AL $2,397* Closed its public offering of common stock after selling 13 million shares at $41 per share, netting $521 million the company will use for debt reduction.
11 Oldcastle Materials Washington DC $2,222* The deteriorating economy curtailed North American consolidating in the second half of 2008 by the Irish materials behemoth, CRH, to six bolt-on acquisitions at a combined cost of $49 million
12 Sunbelt Rentals Charlotte NC $2,129* Sunbelt rental revenue dropped 8 percent to $1.31 million for fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2009), according to UK parent, Ashtead
13 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) Inc. Phoenix AZ $1,850* Operates five open-pit copper mines in North Americaa: Morenci (85% stake in the joint venture), Sierrita, Bagdad and Safford in AZ and Tyrone in NM
14 Arch Coal Inc. St. Louis MO $1,730* Agreed to purchase Rio Tinto's Jacobs Ranch mine in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming for $761 million.
15 RSC Equipment Rental Houston TX $1,696 Acquired American Equipment Rentals in New England to enhance penetration into the Northeast
16 Cemex North America Monterrey NL $1,675* Commencing a global public offering of 1.2 billion shares to pay down debt as required by a recent agreement with creditors
17 Quanta Services Houston TX $1,549 Added $200 million in services with a two-year extension of its existing contract building Northeast Utilities transmission infrastructure
18 BNSF Railway Fort Worth TX $1,250 Largest intermodal carrier moved 4.7 million containers and trailers, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 7 million metric tons
19 Vale Inco Toronto ON $1,210* 66% of total iron ore shipments were to China in Q2 2009, reaching an all-time high of 35.6 million metric tons
20 Drummond Co. Jasper AL $1,200 Ranks in the top 25 percent of U.S.-owned coal companies
21 GE Commercial Finance Stamford CT $1,200 Provides leasing, rental, financing, and fleet management services to equipment dealers, rental and leasing retailers
22 MDU Resources Bismarck ND $1,200 Will help develop Green Power Express, 3,000 miles of transmission lines through ND, SD, IA, WI, MN, IL and IN
23 BHP Billiton Houston TX $1,191* Considering an $864-million merger of Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories with Rio Tinto's adjacent Diavik operation
24 Peabody Energy Corp. St. Louis MO $1,103* World's largest private-sector coal company, with 2008 sales of 256 million tons and $6.6 billion in revenues
25 Suncor Energy Inc. Calgary AB $1,035* Merged with Petro-Canada, creating Canadas largest energy company and the fifth largest North American energy company by market value
26 North American Coal Dallas TX $1,004 Operates six surface coal mines and provides dragline mining services for independent FL limerock quarries
27 NES Rentals Chicago IL $1,000 Reconfigured fleet to be more than 90% aerial lifts with strength supporting the MI auto industry, yet 2008 rental revenue dropped only 17.5%
28 Holcim US Dundee MI $935* Selling out in Central America and the Caribbean to Colombia's Argus group for $157 million. Says those operations not viable after Venezuela's forced nationalization of domestic cement biz.
29 North American Energy Partners Spruce Grove AB $908 Signed new 3-year mining services agreement with Shell Canada, landed 3-year contract to maintain TransCanada Pipeline's mainline in BC, SK, MB and ON
30 Newmont Mining Corp. Denver CO $900* Q2 2009 costs applicable to sales for gold of $423 per ounce, down 4% from $439 per ounce in the year ago quarter
31 Granite Construction Watsonville CA $875 Joins Archer Western in joint venture, Raleigh-Durham Roadbuilders, to build the first modern toll road in NC.
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* Invested $600 million in 230- to 300-ton sized crawler cranes, including several units from Barnhart's reconfigured fleet.
34 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Oak Brook IL $800 Fleet includes 13 cutter suction dredges, 8 hopper dredges, 6 bucket dredges, 2 drill boats, 1 unloader, 7 booster pumps, and 184 support vessels
35 Chevron Mining Inc. Englewood CO $747 Operates five coal and metal mines, including former Pittsburg & Midway Coal holdings
36 H & E Equipment Services Baton Rouge LA $733* Q2 2009 revenues decreased 36.2% to $180.2 million, but reduced debt by $23 million during the quarter
37 F & M Mafco Harrison OH $700 Rental and sales organization targets rigging and fabrication contractors
38 Hochtief Americas GmbH New York NY $694* Value includes fleet of No. 1 U.S. builder, Turner Corp., heavy constructor, Flatiron (purchased November 2007), but not Hochtief do Brasil
39 Alpha Natural Resources Inc. Abington VA $681* $2 billion stock deal will add Foundation Coal, creating the country's third-largest coal company, operating 59 mines.
40 Waste Management Inc. Houston TX $650 Supplying landfill gas that replaces nearly 20% of the coal burned at LaFarge's Sugar Creek, MO, cement plant.
41 Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland MI $631* United Taconite will increase production and return to a 40-hour work week, mining operations will increase at Thunderbird
42 All Erection & Crane Rental Cleveland OH $596* Two divisions won SC&RA safety awards: Dawes took a Zero Accident Award -- no recordable accidents in 2008 -- and Sunshine Crane earned a Fleet Safety Improvement Award
43 Neff Rental Miami FL $594 Shifting earthmoving-heavy fleet from hard-hit FL and CA branches to higher-demand areas.
44 Finning International Edmonton AB $576* Acquired oilfield service company, Colicott Energy Services
45 Votorantim Group U.S.A. Bridgeview IL $558* Brazilian conglomerate has acquired concrete producers, St. Marys Cement and CBM from Ontario, Prairie Group from Chicagoland and Prestige from FL
46 The Vecellio Group West Palm Beach FL $508 Developed petroleum/fuel services company, Vecenergy, after integrating liquid-asphalt producer South Florida Materials
47 Fluor Corp. Irving TX $500 Will book $1.5 billion in 2009 on EPC contract for Imperial Oils Kearl oil sands surface mine in AB.
48 Grupo Mexico Colonia Roma Sur DF $500* Offered $2.2 billion to recover bankrupt U.S. miner ASARCO, a company it owned since 1999, but lost control of in bankruptcy
49 North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh NC $500 State road maintenance
50 Tube City IMS Horsham PA $500 Recovers byproducts generated in steel and iron production and reprocesses them into valuable materials
51 Virginia Department of Transportation Suffolk VA $495 Highway department maintains 10,000 pieces of rolling stock
52 Syncrude Canada Ltd. Ft. McMurray AB $489* Every 24 hours there is enough metal worn off Syncrude mining equipment by abrasive oil sand, to make two full-size pick-up trucks
53 Elmo Greer & Sons Inc. London KY $475 Uses DTSystems dispatching system
54 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
55 Buzzi Unicem USA Indianapolis IN $469* Subsidiary Alamo Cement bought 50% ownership in Houston's Dorsett Bros. Concrete Supply
56 Southern Company Atlanta GA $463* Contracted with Westinghouse and Shaw to construct two AP1000 nuclear generators
57 Exelon Corp. Chicago IL $462* Distributes electricity to 5.2 million customers in northern IL and PA and gas to 460,000 around Philadelphia
58 Volvo Rents Inc. Asheville NC $461 Aggregte fleet value for 82 Volvo Rents North American franchises. There are also 82 Volvo Rents locations in Europe, three in India and one in Mexico
59 Republic Services Inc. Phoenix AZ $460* Acquired and merged with Allied Services, creating a $9 billion company operating in 40 states, North America's No. 2 solid-waste handler
60 Ring Power Corp. Jacksonville FL $456* Cat dealer operates 14 Cat Rental Store branches in Florida
61 Las Vegas Paving Las Vegas NV $442 Pioneered asphalt recycling in the early '70s by developing special equipment and methods
62 Essex Crane Rental Corp. Buffalo Grove IL $450 Replaced 9 units in the first half of 2009 with greater-capacity cranes that generate higher rental and utilization rates
63 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.
64 New York Department of Transport Albany NY $436 State road maintenance fleet
65 Sunstate Equipment Phoenix AZ $430 Locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
66 Weeks Marine Cranford NJ $402 Will finish moving 5.7 million cubic yards from Baltimore's Seagirt Channel in January 2008
67 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
68 Milton CAT Batavia NY $400 Cat dealer's rental fleet grew $150 million in the last year
69 Qwest Englewood CO $400* Macro Capacity fiber optic network spans more than 190,000 miles globally
70 Skanska USA Greenwich CT $400 Awarded $182 million design/build contract to reconstruct 11th Street bridges and adjacent interchanges in Washington D.C.
71 The Walsh Group Chicago IL $400 Third-generation family business provides general contracting, construction management and design-build services
72 Weyerhaeuser Co. Federal Way WA $400* Sold its Containerboard Packaging and Recycling business to International Paper for $6 billion in cash
73 Florida Power & Light Miami FL $398 Nation's largest renewable energy company is Investing $20 billion in wind-energy facilities through 2012
74 Georgia Pacific Atlanta GA $385 Bought Brewton, AL, white top linerboard and bleached board mill from Smurfit-Stone for $355 million
75 Teck Cominco Vancouver BC $376* Acquiring Global Copper, owner of the Relincho copper project in Chile
76 T.J. Lambrecht Construction Joliet IL $375 Moved 1 million cubic yards of earth for O'Hare runway expansion in four months
77 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington DC $375 The Presidents Budget for fiscal 2009 included $4.7 billion in new federal funding for Civil Works, plus $5.761 billion in an emergency request
78 Clyde Companies Orem UT $373 Constructor/materials firm's fleet value has grown $49 million in the past 36 months
79 MidAmerican Energy Holding Co. Des Moines IA $364* The 2007 Platts Global Energy Awards Power Company of the Year
80 Barrick Gold Toronto ON $355* Developing Pascua Lama mine, which holds an estimated 17.8 million ounces of gold, on the Chile/Argentina border.
81 Kokosing Construction Fredericktown OH $350 Regional general contractor/construction manager commits to at least 40 hours of training per year for each employee
82 New York City Department of Transportation New York NY $350 City transportation maintenance and management
83 FNX Mining Toronto ON $333* When Sherritt bought Dynatec, they sold the mining operations ot FNX Mining
84 Morrow Equipment Salem OR $332 Liebherr distributor owns and operates the largest fleet of tower cranes in North America
85 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
86 West Virginia Department of Transportation Charleston WV $323 Maintains 37,000 miles of highway
87 RJM Construction Las Vegas NV $320 Mining contractor
88 United Contractors Midwest Springfield IL $320 After building three bridges, now building 11.5 miles of four-lane expressway near Carthage in McDonough Co. IL
89 Aggreko North America New Iberia LA $318* Expects 5% revenue growth in the first half of 2009, with strong international power activity partly offset by weaker European and North American businesses.
90 Clyde Hanson Industries Kensington MD $312 Building constructor
91 Layne Christensen Co. Mission Woods KS $310* Acquired Meadors Construction Co., Jacksonville, Fla., to expand water infrastructure biz
92 Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Los Angeles CA $305 Nation's largest municipal utility
93 Xstrata Toronto ON $304* Proposed a "merger of equals" with Anglo American to gain access to iron ore mines and platinum production
94 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
95 KBR Houston TX $302* Formed a Government, Defense and Infrastructure Business Group to serve North America, the Middle East, UK and Australia
96 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Harrisburg PA $300 State highway maintenance
97 Price Gregory Services Inc. Dallas TX $300 Pipeline contractor H.C. Price merged with Gregory & Cook Construction
98 South Carolina Department of Transportation Columbia SC $300 State road maintenance
99 Teichert Inc. Sacramento CA $300 250 Class 8 trucks, in addition to a highway-and-heavy-construction fleet
100 Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville TN $300 29,469 megawatts generating capacity serving 8 million users in seven states
101 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
102 Traylor Brothers Evansville IN $300 Tom Traylor, CEO, received the 2008 Golden Beaver Management Award for 46 years of contributions to heavy construction
103 Wildish Construction Co. Eugene OR $300 Preparing the northbound I-5 bridge for traffic on the 10-bridge South Medford Interchange project
104 Willbros Group Inc. Houston TX $300 Acquisition of Wink Co.s' engineering business adds downstream engineering, procurement and construction capability to strong upstream EPC abilities
105 Dominion Richmond VA $296* Selling its Peoples and Hope natural-gas distribution companies to Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Fund for $910 million
106 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.
107 The Lane Construction Corp. Meriden CT $282 Landed Maryland DOT I-495 design/build interchange worth $26.5 million
108 HudBay Minerals Inc. Toronto ON $277* Base-metal (nickel, zinc, copper) mining roll-up acquired Skye Resources, since renamed HMI Nickel
109 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
110 Tutor Perini Corp. Framingham MA $269* Acquired Philadelphia-based Keating Building Corp. for more than $43 million, adding $860 million backlog
111 City of Calgary Calgary AB $269 Exploring hybrid and alternative-fueled vehicles for fleet of over 4,000 units
112 PCL Construction Resources Denver CO $266 Independent operating companies work from offices in twenty-nine locations across Canada, the U.S. and the Bahamas.
113 Ames Construction Burnsville MN $250 Won AGC's Construction Safety Excellence Award in 2007
114 Carmeuse North America Pittsburgh PA $250* Belgian-owned lime producer acquired Cleveland's Oglebay-Norton
115 City of Los Angeles, Public Works Los Angeles CA $250 City government
116 Dycom Industries Palm Beach Gardens FL $250 Installs cable systems, strings power lines, and locates underground utilities
117 McAninch Des Moines IA $250 Iowa's largest earthmover/utility contractor pioneered GPS grade controls in production on its fleet of 400 Cat machines
118 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
119 Tennessee Department of Transportation Nashville TN $250 State road maintenance
120 Trinity Industries Dallas TX $250 Industrial giant includes Transit Mix Concrete and Trinity Materials
121 Edward Kraemer & Sons Plain WI $249* New York APWA named the Frederick Douglas-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge in Rochester its Public Works Project of the Year
122 Pike Electric Inc. Mt Airy NC $248* Revenues for fiscal 2009 (ended June 30, 2009) increased 11.1% to $613.5 million
123 Herzog Contracting St. Joseph MO $235* Heavy constructor specializes in building railroads
124 Jones Brothers Construction Mt. Juliet TN $232* Largest heavy highway construction company in Tennessee
125 Haines & Kibblehouse Skippack PA $225 Highway-and-heavy firm focuses on quarrying operations
126 AECON Group Toronto ON $221 Awarded $99-million contract to widen 9 miles of Highway 401 near Woodstock, ON
127 Barnhart Crane & Rigging Memphis TN $220 Acquired five cranes from Eddie Johnson Crane Service, and 25-year industry veteran Keith Johnson joined Barnhart to run Oklahoma operations.
128 Grace Pacific Corp. Honolulu HI $220 Repowered haul trucks and a loader in its aggregates operation with help from federal grant funds
129 Minnesota Department of Transportation Duluth MN $220 State highway maintenance
130 Manson Construction Co. Seattle WA $217* 100-year old, family-lead marine contractor works throughout the coastal US
131 Kinross Gold Toronto ON $217* Nine gold mines located in the US, Canada, Brazil, Chile and Russia
132 Henkels & McCoy Blue Bell PA $215 Signed a three-year alliance worth $90 million with AmerenUE to put some aerial circuits underground
133 FirstEnergy Co. Akron OH $214* Invested $125 million in a joint venture with Boich to buy 80 percent of Bull Mountain Mine in MT
134 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
135 Pulte Homes Inc. Bloomfield Hills MI $209* Merged with Centex in a massive stock swap that resulted in Pulte shareholders in control of 68% of the combined company.
136 Barnhill Contracting Tarboro NC $205 Acquired grading/paving contractor, Mac Construction in Shallotte, NC
137 Kirby-Smith Machinery Oklahoma City OK $205 Acquired Dallas-based Komatsu dealer, Continental Equipment, adding locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, Abilene and Lubbock.
138 Battlefield Equipment Rentals Toronto ON $204 Toromont Cat's rental operation operates out of 33 branches in Eastern Canada
139 AT&T San Antonio TX $200 Consolidated Cingular, Bell South, Ameritech, Pacific Bell, others
140 Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Denver CO $200 Concrete pumping contractor, pump dealer
141 CONSOL Energy Pittsburgh PA $200 Developing a coal gasification and liquefaction plant in WV to produce 720,000 tonnes per year of methanol
142 Dobson Brothers Const. Co. Lincoln NE $200 Highway and heavy construction units, including Western Plains Construction, of Olson Enterprises
143 James River Coal Richmond VA $200* Exiting underground mining at the BL-4 Mine and Cabin Hollow Mine; accelerating development at two surface mines
144 Manatts Inc. Brooklyn IA $200 Asphalt and concrete paving, water and sewer, excavation, quarries, and more
145 Michels Corp. Brownsville WI $200 Joint venture with Precision Pipeline and U.S. Pipeline is building a $1.2-billion segment of the Alberta Clipper in ND and MN.
146 New Mexico Highway & Transportation Dept. Santa Fe NM $200 GRIP $1.6 billion initiative finances 40 highway projects in Rio Grande corridor
147 The Hubbard Group Orlando FL $200 Part of European road constructor, Eurovia, and a holding company comprised of Hubbard Construction and Blythe Construction.
148 Quadra Mining Ltd. Vancouver BC $199* Completed $190 million construction of Carlota copper mine (Globe-Miami, AZ) on schedule and on budget. Shipped first cathode copper in 2008.
149 Rogers Group Nashville TN $190 Twelve RGI plants received NSSGA beautification awards in 2007
150 Lunda Construction Co. Black River Falls WI $188* Bridge division includes pile driving, railroad bridges and various concrete work
151 Rockford Blacktop Construction Loves Park IL $188 Includes Rockford Sand & Gravel, Rockford Electric, and Rockford Environmental
152 McDermott International Inc. New Orleans LA $185* Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary purchased Intech to extend capabilities in serving the U.S. commercial nuclear service market
153 Alaska Department of Transportation Anchorage AK $181 State highway department
154 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
155 Cardi Corp. Warwick RI $180 Highway and heavy contractor trades on concrete, asphalt and aggregate capabilities
156 Zachry Construction Corp. San Antonio TX $180 Reorganized and operating as two separate companies: Zachry Construction and Zachry Industrial
157 Insituform Technologies Chesterfield MO $177 February acquisitions of The Bayou Cos. and Corrpro Cos. bouyed Q3 2009 revenue 46%, yielding 36% profit growth to $9.1 million
158 Arizona Department of Transportation Phoenix AZ $176 Draft five-year plan allots $5.5 billion for state highway projects 2007 to 2011
159 PPL Corp. Allentown PA $175 Sold its PPL Telcom subsidiary to Zayo Bandwidth for $60 million
160 Ready Mix USA Birmingham AL $175* Closed Columbia, AL, sand operation and brought a new Bellwood, AL, plant on line in March. Also started a new Tuscaloosa sand, mortar and gravel plant.
161 Rodman Companies Frisco TX $175 Site developer is investing in fleet management after period of rapid growth
162 U.S. Air Force Hickman AFB HI $175 Military construction fleet
163 U.S. Department of Energy Washington DC $175 Federal fleet value on the Savannah River Site
164 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Lakewood CO $174* KMP has increased its share distribution 33 times since current management took over in February of 1997
165 Peterson Contractors Inc. Reinbeck IA $172 Fleet value grew $34 million since 2007
166 Hunt Construction Group Scottsdale AZ $170* Joint venture Hunt-Walton is construction manager for the $250 million renovation of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
167 URS Corp. San Francisco CA $169* One of four firms awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts by U.S. Navy for construction at Defense sites worldwide
168 R.E. Monks Construction LLC Fountain Hills AZ $167 Fleet value has grown $50 million in two years
169 ASRC Energy Service Anchorage AK $165 Manages maintenance on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
170 CH2M Hill Equipment Inc. Englewood CO $163 Construction management and design firm earns more than $5 billion in revenue in transportation, water, energy, environment and industrial facilities
171 O&G Industries Torrington CT $162 Operates 9 asphalt plants, 7 concrete plants, 10 sand and gravel operations, and 5 mason-supply stores
172 Alcoa Sandow Mine Rockdale TX $160 Sold soft-alloy extrusion facilities in Warren, OH, and Plant City, FL, to Golden Aluminum
173 Boh Brothers Construction New Orleans LA $160 2,000 pieces of equipment in sizes from welding machines and air compressors to crawler cranes
174 Clarkson Construction Kansas City MO $158 Working on Kansas City Triangle project, scheduled for completion 2008
175 City of Vancouver Vancouver BC $157 Municipal fleet
176 The Branch Group Roanoke VA $155* Employee-owned highway, airport, site-prep contractor
177 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
178 McCarthy Holdings Inc. Saint Louis MO $151* Saint-Louis-area contracts from ConocoPhillips, Ameren and Holcim boosted 2007 revenue 24 percent
179 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Bismarck ND $150 Plans to complete a new coal-based power plant near Gillette, WY, by 2011
180 David A. Bramble Inc. Chestertown MD $150 Fleet includes three asphalt plants, 150 construction pieces, and 75 trucks
181 De Silva Gates Construction Dublin CA $150 Over $350 million in annual revenues from a 350-piece heavy-equipment fleet
182 Edward C. Levy Detroit MI $150 Produces construction materials from steel and construction waste
183 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
184 Francis O. Day Co. Rockville MD $150 Highway-and-heavy constructor; materials producer
185 Indiana Department of Transportation Indianapolis IN $150 $3.6 billion lease of toll road will fund 10-year transportation investment plan
186 John Carlo Inc. Mt. Clemens MI $150 General contractor derives nearly all of its revenues from highway construction
187 S.T. Wooten Corp. Wilson NC $145 Builds roads and bridges, buildings, makes asphalt and ready mix
188 IA Construction Concordville PA $144 Highway-and-heavy-construction division of Colas North America
189 Orion Marine Group Houston TX $144* Holding company for Orion Construction, King Fisher Marine, Misener Marine
190 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
191 City of Houston Houston TX $140 Public works and engineering
192 Fisher Industries Dickinson ND $140* Operates 40 aggregate plants and a fleet of 2,000 machines
193 General Crane USA Pompano Beach FL $140 Five independent operating companies include General Crane USA, United Crane, Hunter Cranes, Merchant Transport & Cranes, and Republic Tower & Hoist
194 Penhall International Anaheim CA $140 Calls itself the largest provider of concrete cutting, breaking, excavation and highway-grinding services in the U.S.
195 Westchester County Dept. of Transportation Mount Vernon NY $140 County roads and transit-system maintainer
196 Williams Brothers Construction Co. Houston TX $140 CEO Doug Pitcock received ARTBA's greatest recognition in the 2007 ARTBA Award
197 Sunland Construction Eunice LA $139 32-year-old pipelining firm
198 Stacy and Witbeck Alameda CA $137* One of the Wests largest urban heavy civil contractors, with strength in light rail and transit construction
199 A&A Ready Mixed Concrete Newport Beach CA $136 26 locations serve CA; specialize in portable batch plants
200 Mashuda Corp. Cranberry Township PA $135 Highway and heavy contractor
201 Hydro One Pickering ON $132 Largest electricity delivery company in Ontario
202 Ryan Inc. Central Janesville WI $130 Specializing in site work and mass excavation
203 Centerpoint Energy Houston TX $128* Serves electric can natural gas to 5 million customers in AK, LA, MN, MS, OK, and TX
204 The Shaw Group Baton Rouge LA $128* Proceeding with JV partners on EPC contract for two nuclear power units for the Southern Company at the Vogtle Electric site near Augusta, GA -- the first new U.S. nuclear-power construction in more than 30 years.
205 Sterling Construction Company Houston TX $127 Construction is undertaken by subsidiaries Texas Sterling Construction Co. and Road & Highway Builders LLC
206 Cianbro Corp. Pittsfield ME $125 Industrial/petro contractor and highway and heavy contractor
207 City of Chicago Chicago IL $125 Municipal fleet
208 ECCO Equipment Santa Ana CA $125 Over 700 pieces of heavy earthmoving equipment in the Western U.S.
209 OHL USA Inc. Davie FL $125 Spanish contractor's US holdings include Arellano Construction, Community Asphalt, and the Tower Group, all in FL. Community earns $350 million per year from FL DOT.
210 Salt River Project Phoenix AZ $125 Utility to construct $600 million, 400-megawatt coal-fired power plant
211 Balfour Beatty Novi MI $124* Purchased the Centex commercial construction unit
212 New Jersey DOT Trenton NJ $124 2007 transportation program funds $3.2 billion in construction projects
213 Syar Industries Napa CA $122* Materials producer operates seven quarries in California
214 Tarco Inc. Arvada CO $121 Fields 34 crews doing earthmoving, utility, and concrete work
215 American Infrastructure Worcester PA $120 Pursuing the DE market with 120-acre site-development projects in Magnolia and Christiana
216 Coast Crane Co. Seattle WA $120 Consolidation of three companies raised fleet value over $100 million
217 Fred Weber Inc. Maryland Heights MO $120 Integrated contractor/materials producer leads the St. Louis area in concrete and asphalt paving
218 HRI Inc. State College PA $120 Highway-and-heavy contractor is a division of Colas North America
219 Illinois Department of Transportation Springfield IL $120 State highway department
220 Mann Brothers Elkhorn WI $120 Highway-and-heavy construction
221 Matrix Service Co. Tulsa OK $120 Won $36 million contract for Chevron's terminal expansion in Port Everglades, FL
222 Scotty's Contracting & Stone Bowling Green KY $120 Fleet value grew $20 million between 2007 and 2008
223 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
224 American Bridge Co. Coraopolis PA $117 Awarded a $39 million contract to reinforce cables and other components of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge in New York City
225 Wilder Construction Co. Bellingham WA $115 Granite Const. owns a third of this 90-year-old heavy construction firm
226 Rohm & Haas New Iberia LA $113 Morton Salt is a major North American operation of this global specialty materials producer
227 Luck Stone Corp. Richmond VA $110 17 quarries, three sand and gravel operations and five architectural stone locations
228 Norfolk Dredging Co. Chesapeake VA $110 Specialist in sub-aqueous trench and tunnel excavation, backfill and hydraulic landfill
229 Sherwood Construction Wichita KS $110 Heavy constructor includes a family of 17 companies
230 Structural Group Hanover MD $110* Subsidiary Vstructural selected to post-tension the Gerald R. Ford International Airport terminal in Grand Rapids, MI
231 Fordyce Ltd. Victoria TX $108 Sand and gravel producer
232 Rieth-Riley Construction Gary IN $108* Acquired Seng Dock & Trucking, which operates dock facilities, aggregate businesses and trucking in the northwestern MI
233 Ray Bell Construction Co. Brentwood TN $106* Blalock JV netted $104-million SmartFIX 40 contract in Knoxville
234 Iowa Department of Transportation Ames IA $105 State road maintence
235 Omaha Public Power District Elkhorn NE $105 Public electric utility serving eastern Nebraska
236 W.O. Grubb Steel Erection Richmond VA $105 About half of the firm's 200 cranes are Manitowoc-Crane-Group machines
237 Manitoba Highways & Transportation Department Winnipeg MB $105 Provincial road maintenance
238 Manitoba Hydro Winnipeg MB $104 Utility
239 MacAllister Machinery Indianapolis IN $104* Eight Cat Rental Store locations in Indiana
240 Northeast Utilities Hartford CT $100* Furnishes electrical service in NH, MA, and CT, as well as natural gas in CT
241 Allegheny Energy Hagerstown MD $100 Utility owns Monongahela Power, West Penn Power, and Patomic Edison
242 American Asphalt & Grading Las Vegas NV $100 Grading, paving, and mine-reclamation fleet includes two Komatsu D575A dozers
243 Austin Industries Dallas TX $100 Received a $433,000 grant from TX for upgrading to lower-emissions equipment
244 Bauerly Brothers Sauk Rapids MN $100 Supplies aggregate, asphalt and concrete to 29 Minnesota counties
245 Briggs Equipment Dallas TX $100 Case distributor with 18 locations in NC, SC, GA, and FL
246 City of Tulsa Tulsa OK $100 Municipal services provider
247 Consumers Concrete Kalamazoo MI $100 Ready-mix producer
248 Continental Materials Corp. Chicago IL $100 Value is for subsidiary Transit Mix Concrete's extensive Colorado operations
249 EKPC Winchester KY $100 Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative
250 Engelhard Iselin NJ $100 Mining company acquired by chemical giant BASF and added to catalysts group
251 Gary Merlino Construction Co. Seattle WA $100 Highway and heavy construction
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 J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc. Hackensack NJ $100 Pioneering CleanFast utility-installation equipment that simultaneously creates a mini-trench while removing debris
256 Lehman-Roberts Memphis TN $100 Predominantly highway construction
257 Luhr Brothers Inc. Columbia IL $100 General contractor places heavy construction through the Midwest
258 Metropolitan Washington Airport Washington DC $100 Airport-maintenance equipment fleet
259 Modern Group Bristol PA $100 Employee-owned equipment distributor's rental-fleet value
260 Montana Department of Transportation Helena MT $100 56-mile, $150 million Peoples Way project in progress until 2009
261 Nevada Department of Transportation Carson City NV $100 State highway maintenance
262 Northern Improvement Bismarck ND $100 Highway and heavy construction
263 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
264 Parsons Corp. Pasadena CA $100 Chosen in a $4 billion, 5-year shared-capacity task order contract to support the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency
265 Sims Crane & Equipment Tampa FL $100 All-terrain cranes to 550 tons, crawler cranes to 330 tons, and rough-terrain cranes to 80 tons
266 Solar Sources Indianapolis IN $100 Coal producer
267 Star Industries Seattle WA $100 Family-owned rental company has 16 locations in Washington and Oregon
268 Taisei Construction Corp. Cypress CA $100 US opertions in California and Hawaii of Japan-based global constructor
269 The Doe Run Co. St. Louis MO $100 Lead-mining subsidiary of the Renco Group
270 Veco Anchorage AK $100 Highway construction, utilities and oil-field service company to the world
271 Xcel Energy Denver CO $100 Part of CapX 2020 alliance to construct $1.3 billion in new transmission lines