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

Drilling in Downtown Ohio

Drilling in Downtown Ohio  HS75 groundwork for new modern multi-use hotpot   Editor: Debbie Reaney Downtown Columbus is upgrading its city skyline with the development of a new 13-story multi-use tower. Just across the street from St. Joseph's Cathedral built in 1878, located at 195 Broad Street, will be the site of a new modern design structure. The construction will feature rental units on floors 6-12 with amenity space on the 13th floor, a rooftop deck with a ... 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

14D Ease of Installation for new Billboard

Editor: Debbie Reaney  Diamond Electric has been installing billboards with the assistance of an ICE® Vibratory Pile Driver/Extractor all over the state of Florida.  Based out of Sanford, just north of Orlando, the company specializes in sign and lighting installations; mostly those of the billboard and advertising variety.  Once they began using the ICE® vibratory pile driver/extractor for the foundation pipe pile installation, Diamond Electric Signs and Lighting k ... 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

Removing The Dam Piles

Editor: Ashley Steele  The Verde River near Clarksdale, AZ once again flows freely, thanks to the removal of a 100-year-old dam.  Built in 1914, the Clarkdale Dam was placed to separate the water into Peck's Lake from the Verde River, the water was then used by the United Verde Copper Company's smelting plant.  The Copper Plant was closed in the 1950s, however, the dam remained to preserve the artificial reservoir at Peck's Lake.  In February of 2019, the dam susta ... Read more

ICE® 44B Drives for Garden State Parkway Improvements

Editor: Ashley Steele  Construction is underway on the widening of the Garden State Parkway in Clifton, NJ.  Also known as US Route 46, this is one of fourteen ventures which is a part of a much larger $24 billion capital improvement project put together by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.  These improvement plans are aimed at creating safer roadways, with wider lanes, shoulders, and approach entrances.   IEW Construction Group has been awarded the US ... 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

ICE® 50B is Worth Its Salt

Editor: Ashley Steele  Just offshore of Cleveland, Ohio, over 1,800 ft below Lake Erie, lies an incredible feat of engineering.  The Cargill's Salt Mines are 12 square miles of tunnels which provide 4 million tons of rock salt during the winter months.  Ohio is the 5th largest producer of rock salt in the country, with the Cleveland mine producing the most in the state. Once the salt is mined from below the lake, it is brought up to factories where it is processe ... Read more