Doka USA holds open house

Doka USA's new Channahon, Ill.-based facility features 6-1/2 acres of outdoor concrete-paved storage space.
Kari Moosmann Doka USA's new Channahon, Ill.-based facility features 6-1/2 acres of outdoor concrete-paved storage space.

The formwork engineering and products company, Doka USA recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening its new state-of-the-art 21-acre facility in Channahon, Ill. The $12-million facility will help serve the continually growing formwork demand in the Midwest region. The new facility offers large office spaces for employees in operations, engineering, and sales, as well as an expansive showroom, warehouse, reconditioning and pre-assembly shop, customer training center, and a 4000-square-foot showroom. The 8200-square-foot office area features 40 workstations and 6½ acres of outdoor concrete-paved storage space.

The facility's construction boasts a contemporary look and a design that incorporated the use of exposed concrete. Doka's own formwork was used to construct the building, and the reception area showcases the exposed concrete. For more information, visit www.dokausa.com.

AGC applauds new construction ethics group

The Associated General Contractors of American (AGC) recently applauded the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative (CEICI), as well as 13 construction companies, for coming together to form this nonprofit association. Its sole purpose is to promote ethical behavior and full compliance of the law. Since the CEICI is not a lobbying organization, its focus will remain on construction companies' best practices. Its goals are to identify and spread ethical and compliant practices throughout the construction industry.

The 13 founding members include Austin Industries Inc., Balfour Beatty, Clark Construction Group LLC, Granite Construction Inc., Kenny Construction Co., Kiewit Corp., The Lane Construction Corp., Lusardi Construction Co., Suffolk Construction Co. Inc., Sundt Construction Inc., Traylor Bros. Inc., The Walsh Group, and Zachry Construction Corp.

For more information, visit www.agc.org.