Northern Improvement Company

Northern Improvement Company, one of the area’s largest construction firms, was incorporated in 1935 as a successor to McCormick Dray Line, McCormick Transfer, and McCormick Construction Company.

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Making History

Mile a day paving: In 1959 Northern Improvement became one of the first contractors in the nation to complete one mile of concrete paving in one day, the job was on I-94 near Tappen, ND.

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Rural Water Lines

Northern’s system developed in 1971 allows pipe to be plowed at a depth of 7 or more feet.

Uninterrupted Service

Wile remodeling a 230 KV line to 345 KV capacity in 1980, Northern Improvement Company added ten feet to each of the 1300 towers to accommodate three additional cables without interrupting service.

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Pioneering

An innovation pioneered by Northern Improvement is the use of continuous flow drum-dryer in asphalt paving operations.