June Business News

June 2010 Vol. 65 No. 6
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at CONTECH's new facility in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The Health and Safety Department at J.F. Kiely Construction draws from five sources to identify ways to improve safety. They include its management, union, vendors, consultants and customers. The company takes a serious stance on employee health and safety and views its workforce as a hard asset.

Founded in 1952, J.F. Kiely Construction Co. offers utility customers a diversified list of services, including the installation of gas, water, electric and sewer. Its specialties include directional drilling, high-pressure tapping, pipe welding and plastic fusion. 732.222.4400, www.JFKIELY.com

Fecon, Vermeer Midwest

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Vermeer Midwest joins Fecon as their dealer and service provider in Illinois, Indiana, eastern Missouri and the Detroit area of Michigan. Vermeer Midwest will offer Fecon’s proven line of Bull Hog mulchers, FTX track carriers (ranging from 97-440 hp) and various other forestry attachments.

Fecon and Vermeer Midwest will be able to fulfill the land clearing, vegetation management, right-of-way clearing and site prep equipment needs of the Midwest. Vermeer Midwest will also provide many local service facilities for all Fecon products and customers. 800.528.3113, www.fecon.com, www.vermeermidwest.com.

ASFE
James W. “Jay” Martin, P.E. is the new president of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association, a not-for-profit association of geoprofessional firms that employ some 125,000 individuals worldwide.

The two additional officers and five directors-at-large who comprise the balance of ASFE’s board are President-Elect David R. Gaboury, P.E. (Terracon, Olathe, KS); Secretary/Treasurer David A. Schoenwolf, P.E. (Haley & Aldrich, Inc., McLean, VA); Kurt R. Fraese, L.G. (GeoEngineers Inc., Seattle, WA); Mark K. Kramer, P.E. (Soil and Materials Engineers Inc., Plymouth, MI); Frank D. Leathers, P.E. (GEI Consultants Inc., Woburn, MA); Gordon M. Matheson, Ph.D., P.E., P.G. (Schnabel Engineering, Glen Allen, VA); and Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE (Melick-Tully and Associates, P.C., South Bound Brook, NJ).