• Winter/ Spring 2019

    Legends and Champions, Shawnee Mission Pool, Lee County Jail, Marriott Magnificent Mile Chiller, RRWRD, ADM Flour Mill Plant, Sterling Water Main (download)

  • Spring 2018

    Retiring Number 7, 25th Hospital since 2016, Project Spotlilght, Civil LD15, Rock Island WTP, I-88 Paving, O’Hare Boilers, Hoxton Hotel, Heavy’s Troy Freyer wins AEMP Award  (download)

  • Fall 2017

    American Dream Waterpark, Albertus Airport Improvements, Civil Materials Quarry Crew, Rockford Fab Shop Safety Protocol, Mercy Health Hospital Update, Mechanical Inc Top Tech Adopters 2017  (download)

  • Spring 2017

    Mechanical Expands to Omaha, Heavy Becomes Gehl Dealer, Project Highlights, Civil I-74, Mercy Rockford, Berner Foods, Civil Materials Asphalt Production, MSOE at MCAA   (download)

  • Fall 2016

    McCormick Place, RVC Health Sciences, O’Hare ConRAC, I-74 Project, I-88 Project, Perryville Road, HWY 40, University of Chicago LASR  (download)


  • Spring 2016

    CEO’s Message, 2015 People Building Value Awards, Orchard Hills Hoosier Energy, Morrison WTP, Mechanical IT Center Freeport, Great Wolf Lodge, Rock Island FarmAll Tank, Internship program (download)

  • Fall 2015

    I-88 Tollway Rehabilitation, Using Situational Awareness, Lake Forrest Hospital, Nelson Power Plant, Village of Lena, Pearl Valley Eggs, Photos: Year in Review, Cleveland Hotel, Crane Fleet update, Effingham update, NU Kellogg, Helm Group Buildings, Tech Update, United Way Donation, EEO policy. (download)

  • Spring 2015

    Strengths and Weaknesses, 2014 People Building Value Awards, I-90 Kishwaukee Bridge, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, John Deere Road, Update from Commercial Paving, New Kalahari Water Park, Industry Involvement. (download)

  • Fall 2014

    Reaching the Next Milestone, Choose the Behavior Choose the Consequence, Highway 20 Bridges, 2014 Helm Group Project Photos, Route 26 Paving,  New Mechanical Fab Shop, Chicago Athletic Association, Heavy Launches New Website, United Way Donation. (download)

  • Spring 2014

    People Building Value Award Announced, CEO Message, Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, Civil Structures 2014 Large Projects, 2014 Safety Performance and Goals, Biggsville 4 Lane Expressway, 2013 People Building Value Awards, BIM at Illinois Masonic, Woodward Expands in Rockford Area. (download)


  • Heavy Opens Gehl Dealership

    Heavy Equipment Services is now a Gehl equipment dealership.  Gehl offers a line of compact equipment including skid loaders, compact excavators and telescopic handlers.  Heavy will sell and rent Gehl equipment to construction and agriculture users and Gehl will provide a nice complement to Heavy’s other offerings.

  • Mechanical Buys Pitlor Mechanical

    Pitlor Mechanical a 100-year old mechanical contractor based in Omaha, Nebraska was recently acquired by Mechanical Inc.  Pitlor performs approximately $25 million in plumbing, HVAC piping, and service work in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.  The company will continue to operate under the Pitlor Mechanical name.

  • New Tech Center Open

    The Helm Group recently opened their new Technology Center.  The facility includes a data center for all infrastructure technology systems, 30 CAD work stations, and a Building Information Modeling Collaboration Center.  The Tech Center is located on the company’s Freeport campus.

  • Mechanical Inc Wins Great Lakes Safety Award

    Mechanical Inc recently won the Safety Achievement Award from the Great Lakes Construction Association for outstanding accomplishments in achieving an exemplary safety record during 2016. With Mechanical’s commitment to safety, a culture of safe work, and dedicated safety personnel,  awards like this are welcomed but are not surprising. Mechanical’s EMR is well below industry averages. Commitment to safety is everyone’s job. Thanks to all Mechanical workers for their ongoing commitment to safety.

  • Mechanical Inc Partnership with Freeport High School

    From the article:
    “Mechanical Inc. is one of the companies that is collaborating with FHS on career opportunities. FHS has a CAD class that closely aligns with the skillset needed for Mechanical. Mechanical appointed an employee to work with the FHS instructor and identify the students that would make good future employees. They then developed a contest for the students and awarded a cash prize to the winners. Mechanical was also able to provide student internships for the summer.”

    Read the entire article here:
    Freeport Principal’s View: Connecting the workforce with the classroom

  • Mechanical Inc Plans New IT Building

    This Summer, Mechanical Inc will break ground on new IT/ CAD center at its existing campus in Freeport, IL. The new building will be the center of operations for the CAD department. In addition to providing space for new jobs, the building will be used as a tech center for company. See the full story here:
    Helm Group plans new IT building in Freeport

  • Helm Group Wins Freeport Chamber Business of the Year

    This March, Helm Group was recognized by the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Business of the Year. Congratulations to all Helm Group employees on a fantastic year. Please see the the full story here:
    Freeport Journal Standard: Helm Group earns Business of the Year at Freeport Chamber of Commerce dinner

  • Civil nominated for 2 AGC Awards

    Civil Constructors has been nominated for the AGC New Bridge Construction Award for the US 20 Bypass Bridges and the Bridge Rehabilitation Award for the US6 Coal Creek Bridge.  Both projects were recipients of 2015 Certificates of Merit.

  • Helm Group EMR at new record of 0.46

    The 2016 EMR for the Helm Group companies improved from 0.47 to 0.46, as a result of their proactive approach to safety and claim management.

  • Mechanical hosts MCAA Fabrication Conference.

    Over 200 contractors from the U.S. and Canada visited Mechanical’s Freeport pipe fabrication shop for a presentation on Best Practices in Fabrication. 15 separate stations were set up to showcase the company’s CAD and fabrication capabilities.