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Our History

We started out from modest beginnings, based in a small fishing village in southern Sweden more than 125 years ago. Today, we’re now one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies. Skanska USA started in 1971 with one job, the 63rd Street Subway line in New York, and has grown to be the largest revenue generating unit of Skanska AB. Of course, many companies that Skanska would later acquire were already active in the USA at that time.

Timeline

1887 – Aktiebolaget Skanska Cementgjuteriet established in Sweden.

1965 – AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet is registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange A list.

1971-1978 – Skanska Cementgjuteriet carries out its first US projects – subway systems in New York and Washington D.C.

1982 – Skanska first acquisition in the US. Karl Koch Erecting, acquired to expand Skanska presence in the Northeast.

1984 – Skanska Cementgjuteriet changes its name to Skanska.

1989 – Skanska acquires Slattery Contracting Company to expand Skanska presence in the Northeast.

1990 – Skanska acquires Sordoni Construction Co. to expand Skanska presence in the Northeast.

1994 – Skanska acquires Beers Construction and expands operations into the Southeast.

1998 – Skanska acquires Nielsons, Inc. and expands operations into the Midwest, Colorado region.

1997 – Skanska acquires Beacon Construction Company and expands operations into the Boston area.

1998 – Skanska acquires Bayshore Concrete Products, Inc. and expands operations into pre-cast and concreate production.

1998 – Skanska acquires A.J. Etkin Construction Company and expands operations into Michigan and the Midwest.

1998 – Skanska acquires Tidewater Construction Corporation and expands heavy civil operations in the Southeast.

2000 – Skanska acquires Barclay White and expands operations in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.

2000 – Skanska acquires Baugh Construction and expands operations in the west – Portland and Seattle.

2002 – The Skanska Code of Conduct is introduced.

2002 – Skanska acquires E. L. Yeager Construction Co., Inc. and expands operations in the west – California.

2004 – Skanska acquires BFW Construction and expands operations in the Midwest and Texas.

2011 - Skanska acquires Industrial Contractors, Inc and PCI expands operations into the power and industrial market sectors in the Midwest. The acquisition of PCI also expands Skanska’s design and engineering services.

2012 – Skanska celebrates its 125-year anniversary.