Community news: Acquisition, new projects, tech launch

Chicago-based Ozinga acquired a South Florida concrete firm.

As we finish off the week, we’re rounding up news and announcements from members of the BuiltWorlds network. Want to be included? Send your press releases or story ideas to

1. Ozinga Buys Florida Firm

Three months after opening their first Florida location, Ozinga concrete has acquired Banaszak Concrete’s two South Florida facilities. Ozinga plans to hire approximately 25 new employees between their original Miami facility and two new locations in Davie and Hollywood. Said Martin Ozinga IV, president of Ozinga, “We are excited about building strong and lasting relationships in South Florida that will enhance quality of life throughout the region.”


2. Lithko Wins Top Workplaces Award

Lithko Contracting was recently awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces award by Columbus, OH’s CEO Magazine. The Top Workplaces lists are gathered based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a third-party research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.


3. SoloInsight is Founding Member of New Project

Announced by The Linux Foundation, EdgeX Foundry is a new open-source project made with the purpose of creating an ecosystem for IoT computing, which includes both SoloInsight and Dell as founding members. With contributions from many technology firms, the intent is to unify the marketplace and standardize the IoT industry. Farhan Masood, SoloInsight founder and CTO, recently spoke on a panel at the Summit.


4. Triax Technologies Launches New Spot-R Technology

Triax Technologies, provider of wearable construction site safety mechanisms, debuted its newly developed spot-r networked technology. Spot-r is no stranger to BuiltWorlds — Triax president Chad Hollingsworth spoke at our recent Summit (You can also see them in this episode of Safe Insight). The lightweight wearable sensors provide real time, data-driven insight into worksite incidents in order to expedite assistance. Triax Technologies created this product with the notion of improving digital connectivity on the worksite, so workers become safer and contractors can better manage projects and productivity.


5. AECOM Teams Up With Chinese 3D-Printing Company Winsun

Engineering firm AECOM, looking to expand further into additive manufacturing, has formed an agreement with Chinese 3D-printing company Winsun. The two companies will begin working together on projects primarily in the Middle East. Pairing with the rapidly growing Winsun may allow AECOM to gain momentum working on projects in China.