Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12F For 90 years, Dayton-based Shook Construction Company has been helping to build communities, focus- ing on key sectors such as education, health care and water resources. Shook is one of the nation’s Top 20 water resource contractors, according to the Engineering News-Record. Unlike many contractors, Shook performs all work on water treatment projects in-house, rather than subcontracting out the sitework, piping, concrete and other portions of the job. With the self-perform model, most of the company’s con- struction equipment is used on the water treatment projects, said Randy Lykins, equipment superintendent for Shook Construction. These projects require a crane, and in the last few years the company has acquired several Link-Belt cranes. Currently, the company owns 10 cranes, including two Link-Belt RTC-8065 65-ton rough terrain cranes, an RTC-8040, and a 138 HSL 80-ton crawler crane. Shook bought the Link-Belt 138 several years ago while working on a water project in Virginia. “The 138 has never been to our yard in Dayton,” Lykins noted. “It just goes from job to job. It has been a great machine. It is 5 A Shook project—the GE Aviation EPISCENTER at the University of Dayton—won Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Best Project of the Year Award. CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT Shook Construction Company: LEADING NATIONAL CONTRACTOR DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY Shook Construction Foreman John Kunkler and Operator Curt Shepler monitor a lift by the company’s Link-Belt 138 HSL as it removes ductile pipe from the Canton Water Reclamation Facility’s aeration tanks.