Ultra-lum Billboard Install with an ICE 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer

Ultra-lum Billboard Install with an ICE 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

Ultra-Lum Services, LLC has been servicing the Outdoor Billboard Industry since 1998. Their local service area includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. 

These drone shots picture a new billboard install on I-91 and Ultra-Lum is using an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer. This job marked the 22nd successful billboard construction project for ICE® and Ultra-Lum.  

By consulting with our ICE® experts, Ultra-Lum realized that they didn't need to drill every foundation for these billboard projects. Using the ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Hammer they were able to save time and money on additional construction equipment rentals. As of today, ICE® and Ultra-Lum will begin their 25th job in February 2021. 

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

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Coho Salmon Pens Installed Using an ICE 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer

Fish Net Pens on the Seattle Waterfront in Puget Sound Installed Using an ICE 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

The Muckleshoot and Suquamish Native American Tribes conceptualized a project to enhance the Coho Salmon run in the Puget Sound. The purpose was to benefit their Tribes with their gill nets and to enhance the sport fishing in the Puget Sound region. 

Innovasea, a pioneer in developing end-to-end solutions for aquatic ecosystems, developed the design of the net pens that are along the Seattle waterfront which are secured with piling and anchors. These net pens hold juvenile salmon which are released when they mature.  

In early 2006-2007, Blackwater Construction installed 12 piles using an ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammer which secured the first juvenile salmon pen. Five of the piles driven for the first pen were in 30' of water and were driven 16' below mudline. To keep the net pens near the beach it is not possible to use standard Danforth anchors. 

In early 2021, the second salmon pen was completed. An ICE® Model 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer was used for two days on-site while driving 4"x20' inch pile. Although a minor hiccup happened when a pop-off valve came loose and a pin broke off on the Vibratory Hammer, an ICE® representative was on site during operations to fix the pile driving equipment and keep everything on schedule. 

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as Save the Fish, Vibratory Pile Hammer.

Installing Micro Piles at a New Swim School Using an MC4D Piling Rig

Installing Micro Piles at a New Swim School in Fox Chapel, PA
Editor Alix Bemis

Douglass Pile Company is installing 5.5" Micro Piles at a new Goldfish Swim School in Fox Chapel, PA using a Comacchio MC4D Hydraulic Drilling Rig rented from ICE®.

The MC4D is a hydraulic drilling rig specifically designed for the execution of ground engineering works in challenging access sites, which was perfect for this job that had to be completed in a facility with low 13' overhead ceilings. 

The long-vacant grocery store in Fox Chapel Plaza, PA is creating a lot of excitement in the community since the arrival of construction crews in early January 2021. In place of aisles of groceries, will be a new swim school. Goldfish Swim School is a learn-to-swim facility for children ages four months to 12 years old.



Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

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Driving Pipe on a Route 22 Overpass Using an I-30 Diesel Pile Hammer

Installing Pipe Piles on a Route 22 Overpass Using an I-30 Diesel Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

American Pile & Foundation is using an ICE® Model I-30 Single-Acting Diesel Pile Hammer to drive 30" pipe piles in Hillside, NJ for a Route 22 overpass project. The crews worked amidst a very tight working area with traffic all-around. They were able to successfully drive 15 pipe piles on each side of the roadway using an ICE® diesel pile hammer. 

The Bloy Street Bridge over Route 22 project consists of four stages and will replace the overpass, which is in poor condition, and improve the turning movements on the Route 22 eastbound and westbound ramps to and from Bloy Street. The new bridge will meet current design and safety standards and improve the vertical under clearance over Route 22. The project also will widen the Route 22 eastbound and westbound lanes to and from Bloy Street, as well as provide sidewalks and improve curb ramps to meet ADA standards. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. 

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers.

Driving Sheet Pile in Wildwood, NJ

Driving Sheet Pile in Wildwood, NJ
Editor Alix Bemis


Northeast Remsco Inc. is driving 60' sheet pile using an ICE® Model 50ZR Zero Resonance Vibratory Driver & Extractor next to the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. The sheet piles are for a cofferdam that will house pump equipment for an out-fall that leads to the ocean.

Northeast Remsco Inc is a New Jersey Construction company that specializes in heavy civil, treatment plants, infrastructure, and underground utility construction projects. 


Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

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Environmental Cleanup with an ICE 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer


ICE Model 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer
Environmental Cleanup with an ICE 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son is a nationally recognized top infrastructure contractor serving businesses, government agencies & utility companies.

As part of an environmental cleanup project at an old factory site in Jersey City, NJ, they drove up to 40' long PZ-27 and AZ-40 sheeting for cofferdams using the ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Pile Driver and Extractor (also known as a Pile Hammer).

Among the many vibratory hammers that at J. Fletcher Creamer & Son have rented from ICE®, they loved the performance and lighter weight of the ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Pile Driver and Extractor.

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as Enviromental Cleanup, ICE Model 33, Vibratory Pile Hammer.

ICE Vibratory Pile Hammers Used for Unionport Bridge Project

Unionport Constructors Work on the Unionport Bridge Project
Editor Alix Bemis

Unionport Constructors working on Zerega Avenue for the Bronx's Unionport Bridge Project are driving H-Beams, Pipe, and Sheet Pile using an ICE® Model 14 Vibratory Driver & Extractor, ICE® Model 28 Vibratory Driver & Extractor, ICE® Model 44 Vibratory Driver & Extractor, along with an ICE® Pilemer Model IP3 Hydraulic Impact Hammer. In this extremely busy urban area, Unionport Bridge had to remain open to both boat and vehicle traffic during construction. 

On an average weekday, over 60,000 vehicles cross the bridge. DOT's $226 million reconstruction of the Unionport Bridge consists of construction of a temporary bridge, followed by a full demolition and replacement of the movable bridge itself as well as its approach spans and roadways from Zerega Avenue to Brush Avenue. The new bridge will also include separated bike and pedestrian paths from the roadway to improve safety. Construction is expected to be completed by 2021. 

Although the construction crew faced challenges such as an extremely congested construction site and a very small build area, they were able to successfully drive the H-Beams, Pipe, and Sheet Pile using an assortment of ICE® pile driving construction equipment. 

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

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Stratton Lock and Dam Construction

50B Vibratory Pile HammerStratton Lock and Dam Construction
Editor - Alix Bemis

Project installs new dam gates and extend lock to reduce wait times for boat traffic and stop erosion issues

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is overseeing construction on a $16.7 million improvement project at the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry County.  Under the supervision of the IDNR Office of Water Resources, Kiewit Infrastructure Company of Chicago is managing the construction of the Stratton Lock and Dam Project in McHenry, IL.

Kiewit Infrastructure Company of Chicago is driving sheet pile using an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer.

The Stratton Lock and Damn Life Extension Project improves three components of the lock and dam facility. Replacement of existing gates, extension of the boat lock downstream, and rehabilitation of berms on Fox River to correct erosion problems and helping the local wildlife population thrive including fish habitats.


Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com



Official Press Release

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Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as Pilediving, Save the Fish, Vibratory Pile Hammer.

G&M Earthmoving Driving Sheet Pile with an ICE I-30


G&M Eartmoving Driving Sheet Pile with an ICE I-30
Editor Alix Bemis

In Northport, NY (Northshore of Long Island), G&M Earthmoving is driving 35' and 40' Steel Sheets in some tough material. They started with an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Driver & Extractor, but the material was too tough. G&M Earthmoving switched gears and went with an ICE® Model I-30 Single-Acting Diesel Pile Hammer along with ICE® DCS-5 Sheet Pile Inserts and a 32' Lead System. 

They were able to successfully drive the new steel sheet pile for cofferdams for the new sewer system using ICE® pile driving equipment. 

Media Contact-
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - marketing@iceusa.com

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers. Tagged as Diesel Pile Hammer.