African American Construction Heritage

Black History encompasses many recognizable people, events, and accomplishments. Martin Luther King…Michael Jordan…Rosa Parks…the list goes on; however, there is a significant heritage to black history that takes a back seat to many of these popular and more-exposed subjects. That heritage is construction. Harry C. Alford, co-founder and CEO of the National Black Chamber of… Read more »

Ingersoll Rand Stores Now Operating Under Volvo CE Name

July 23, 2007 Winston Leonard (source Volvo CE press release) The acquisition of the road machinery division of Ingersoll Rand in April 2007 by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) included twenty Ingersoll Rand company stores,which provide sales, service, parts and rental to construction equipment customers in local markets. The company stores’ organization, formerly Ingersoll Rand… Read more »

Monster Machine Picks up Bulldozer

What do you think of when you hear the words “heavy equipment” mentioned? What images enter your mind when you come across the words “heavy machinery?” Or perhaps you have never thought much about those things. Typically, large pieces of equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, loaders, and others are associated with those terms…. Read more »

Oklahoma College of Construction Receives Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Award

From June 2-4, 2007 the Oklahoma College of Construction (OCC) attended the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Conference, where it was recognized and awarded for its service to the clients of the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Centers. Approximately 72 service providers attended the conference. Suzanne Constien, the Agency Services Director, represented the OCC and accepted the award. The… Read more »

Southern California College of Construction Opens Doors

The Southern California College of Construction opened its doors on June 16, 2007. Historically, the male, non-traditional, college-bound student population has been under served. For women, non-traditional higher education is generally served through cosmetology schools, medical assistant schools, and career colleges. However, the male-dominated trades have been overlooked by the majority of the higher education… Read more »