GROUP brings Power to Thousands

GROUP brings Power to Thousands  Editor: Debbie Reaney Entergy Louisiana is constructing a new substation and distribution circuits in Calcasieu Parish as part of its commitment to increasing the resilience of the electric system and providing customers with reliable power. The approximately $24 million project will benefit thousands of customers in the Gillis, Moss Bluff and north and east Lake Charles areas.  To help with the construction of this new substation Ent ... Read more

Keeping The Water at Bay in Philadelphia

Keeping The Water at Bay in Philadelphia Editor: Allison Braswell A variety of piers over the Delaware River waterfront in Northern Philadelphia make the perfect recreational spots for area locals and visitors alike. Some of the most popular activities include catch and release fishing, live concerts, and taking in views of the river. Recent environmental changes, like the current rise in global sea levels, make it difficult to keep these spaces safe for the public and open year-round. ... Read more

Congratulations Mike Douglas! 20 years with ICE®

ICE® 20-years of Service  ~ Mike Douglas ~ ICE® Engineering: 20-years and counting  Editor: Pollyanna Cunningham  After earning his master's degree in mechanical engineering, Michael Douglas was asked to join our team as an apprentice working under the pile driving master, Tony Last. In 2000, over twenty years ago, Douglas was assigned into a full-time staff engineering role.  As quality began to slip at J&M Foundation Equipment, LLC, on ... Read more

3 Points of Contact

3 Points of Contact Bridge construction team reinvents mobility and driven pile control Editor: Debbie Reaney Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., based out of Wilmington, NC, was awarded a new project in July 2021 on behalf of Effingham County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to help increase residential and business access to the rapidly growing Rincon community. Selected due to their past work with GDOT infrastructure projects across the state, including H ... Read more

Congratulations Rick Sadler! 20 years with ICE®

ICE® 20-years of Service  ~ Rick Sadler ~ Rick Sadler is a valuable team member, trainer, innovator, and friend to all who know him. ICE® is thankful and proud of his service within the ICE® New Jersey Service, Sales & Rentals Branch for over 20 years.   "Since I was 10 years old and was allowed to ride the crane hook from the bridge to the barge, I knew I would work in the pile driving industry," Sadler explained. "There was never a dull moment shadowing wit ... Read more

Seagirt Marine Terminal: Port of Baltimore Expansion

Editor: Debbie Reaney  Expansion for the Port of Baltimore was necessary to accommodate the triple digit cargo increases seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now completed, the Seagirt Marine Terminal will be able to accommodate a 50-foot berth, which will allow them to hold some ultra-large container vessels. This project is a partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Ports America Chesapeake that will allow for two 14,000-TEU vessels to be dock ... Read more

CSXT Railroad chooses OCCI for Bridge Replacement Project

CSXT Railroad chooses OCCI for Bridge Replacement Project ICE assists with rail bridge support efforts. Editor: Debbie Reaney The CSX Transportation Railroad bridge crossing built in 1927, recently required the replacement of its original timber framework where Lizard Creek meets the Tensaw River in Hurricane, AL because timber doesn't have the life span of the more modern steel and concrete methods of construction. OCCI of Fulton, MO was chosen to do the work due to thei ... Read more

A refurbished ICE® 216 from the 1980s breathes with new life in New Jersey

Editor: Debbie Reaney What is Old Becomes New Again: A refurbished ICE® 216 from the 1980s breathes with new life in New Jersey. A piece of ICE® equipment that was manufactured in the early 1980's recently was purchased from a customer. When the ICE® 216 Vibratory Pile Driver/Extractor made it back to the New Jersey yard, the service team was proud to see how well the equipment runs even from almost 40 years ago. The customer who purchased it back in the 80's kept the equipment ... Read more

Micropile Work on the FDR Bridge

Editor: Debbie Reaney  In 2012, Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest, most destructive, and strongest hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. It completely devastated the Northeast region, particularly New York City, its suburbs, and Long Island. Sandy's impacts included the flooding of the New York City Subway system, of many suburban communities, and of all road tunnels entering Manhattan except the Lincoln Tunnel. Forty-Four individuals lost their lives and $19 Million in dam ... Read more

Twice the ICE®

Editor: Debbie Reaney A major access route to the NJ Turnpike, I-95 and northern Ocean County is in the process of receiving a facelift. Sharon Station Road, in Allentown, NJ, will be wider, safer, and more beautiful once construction is completed. The replacement of 3 bridges, the addition of a roundabout, and the widening of the road, all complete with landscaping upgrades, will turn this stretch of well-traveled road into an efficient and scenic way to traverse this portion of New Jersey ... Read more