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

Removing The Dam Piles

Editor: Debbie Reaney 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 sustained a ... Read more

ICE® 44B Drives for Garden State Parkway Improvements

Editor: Debbie Reaney 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 Route ... Read more

Drainage Dunce Clamp: For the smallest pipe driving

Editor: Debbie Reaney Proper drainage is key to negating flooding and damage to residents and communities that abut the Hudson River. Jersey City, NJ is a city that is focused on creating a system to move excess storm-water back into the river. After the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the whole New York and New Jersey region are working on projects to not only drain water, but to also generate a safe location during any future intense weather systems. JF Creamer was sub-con ... Read more

New Housing Development Drainage System

ICE® 28 Vibratory Hammer Used to Improve Drainage For New Housing Development Editor: Ashley Steele  ICE® 28 vibratory driving 35' long PZ27 piles for a storm draining culvert to protect new housing development in Bridgeville, Delaware.  Job was completed before deadlines using both an ICE® 28 Vibratory Hammer and an ICE ® Excavator Mounted 6E Vibratory Hammer.  Zack's Excavating Inc. was using an ICE® 28 Vibratory Pile Driver/Extractor to install storm drainage for ... Read more