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ACC magazine begins our ninth year of publication with a special issue focused on the lifeblood of the Valley: The Salt River. We explore the river’s dams, canals, bridges, aggregate operations, and habitat restoration projects. The Salt River had its first modern utilization in 1867, when entrepreneur Jack Swilling formed an irrigation company that refurbished some of the canals created by the ancient Hohokam people. Swilling’s early water delivery system led to the growth of what is today the nation's fifth-largest city.

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Mother Nature caused a massive traffic jam in the Valley in the spring of 1965. For the first time in 24 years, heavy winter snowfall in northern Arizona resulted in sustained high flows in the usually dry Salt River channel.

The water came primarily from its major trib...


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This article originally appeared in the Arizona Contractor & Community magazine, Jan/Feb 2020 issue, Vol. 9, No.1. The Arizona Contractor & Community magazine is a bi-monthly publicatio...

Theodore Roosevelt was a busy man when he arrived in Phoenix in 1911 to dedicate the dam named after him. He had championed the passage of a federal reclamation act in 1902, which spurred dam construction nationwide. Theodore Roosevelt Dam was the first federal reclama...

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McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Gonzalez, LEED AP, has been promoted to vice president, where he will play a critical role in guiding and expanding McCarthy’s Southwest Region in higher-education, advanced manufacturing, and science an...

Diversified Partners, LLC, a real estate brokerage and development company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., recently announced their newest addition to the Diversified Partners family, Michelle Gatti.

In her new position, Gatti will offer her expertise in dispositions of lar...

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, an 80-year-old Phoenix-based company, has purchased approximately six (6) acres of land at:  8701 E. McDowell Road for approximately $5 Million. The company plans to build a new corporate facility on the site that will serve as its c...

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