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OTIA III News 2004
Morse Bros. workforce grows to help build state bridges (Feb 04)
Morse Bros. has experienced a surge in employment at its Harrisburg prestressed concrete plant during the past few months, thanks in large part to ODOT’s OTIA program. About 70 of the new jobs at the Harrisburg plant owe their existence to the $1.3 billion OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program. During the next year, Morse Bros. will add another 50 to 60 jobs. Read more about OTIA III's impact on Morse Bros

New approaches in bridge construction in Central Oregon (Feb 04)
Out on the lonely Central Oregon Highway (U.S. 20) near Burns, ODOT is practicing new management approaches and applying new technologies that may well become the standard for highway and bridge construction across the state and throughout the region. From the use of massive concrete beams to high-performance concrete, U.S. 20 is a testing ground for innovations that are delivering bridge construction efficiency. Read more about new approaches on U.S. 20.

Navigational Construction helps keep work zones safe (Feb 04)
A decade ago, Kimberlie Hollinger started Navigational Construction Inc. as a flagging operation designed to earn college money for her eight children. Today, Hollinger’s company is a $2.5 million business supplying the construction signs, barrels, and barricades that keep traffic moving as ODOT replaces or repairs 28 bridges in the Mt. Hood-Chemult corridor and in central Oregon . Read more about Navigational Construction.

She walks softly, but carries a big wrecking ball (Jan 04)
Jeanne Staton, president of Staton Companies
Staton Companies has carved out a niche as one of Oregon’s leading bridge demolition contractors. Today her company has contracts to dismantle sections of 28 aging bridges—on Oregon 212, U.S. 26, and U.S 97 between Mt Hood and Chemult, and on U. S. 20 in central Oregon—as other contractors repair or replace the spans. Click here to learn how Jeanne Staton, president, has built a career on tearing things down.