Ward Nye Named to N.C. Sustainable Transportation Commission

Ward Nye Named to N.C. Sustainable Transportation Commission

Raleigh, N.C. skyline By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA’s First Vice Chairman Ward Nye, president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, has been appointed to a 14-member commission to develop recommendations for modernizing North Carolina’s transportation...
May Named Deere President & COO

May Named Deere President & COO

John C. May has been named president and chief operating officer of Deere & Co. effective April 1. He has been with the ARTBA member firm since 1997 and joined the senior management team in 2012 as president, agricultural solutions and chief information officer....
ARTBA Members Active in ‘Women In Construction Week’

ARTBA Members Active in ‘Women In Construction Week’

By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA March is Women’s History Month, and March 3-9 is Women in Construction (WIC) Week, a professional development promotion of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). ARTBA members Superior Construction,...

Bettini Takes the Helm at Arizona Chapter

By Allison Rose, director of Member Services, Records & Chapter Relations, ARTBA Michele Bettini, an experienced construction industry advocate, is the new executive director of the Arizona Transportation Builders Association (ATB), ARTBA’s Tuscon-based chapter in...
Richard Ames, “Lion of Construction Industry,” Dies at 89

Richard Ames, “Lion of Construction Industry,” Dies at 89

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA Richard “Dick” Ames, founder of ARTBA member firm Ames Construction, died Jan. 30, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 89. In 1962, Ames started the Minnesota-based dirt-moving company with a single bulldozer. Over the decades he...
Transurban Secures More Highway Work in Virginia

Transurban Secures More Highway Work in Virginia

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA member firm Transurban has signed an agreement with Virginia to extend the 495 Express Lanes up to the American Legion Bridge over the Potomac River. The deal for more than $1 billion in investments over the next five...