CSXT Railroad chooses OCCI for Bridge Replacement ProjectCSXT 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
Biotech is Booming in BostonBiotech is Booming in Boston Editor: Allison Braswell Boston is the nation's center for RNA and DNA research, and a new facility with supersized lab space is about to make way for more talent in the area. Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. is investing $700 million to lease a 334,000-square-foot genetic medicinal research lab which will be located inside a 12-story all-inclusive building on the Boston Seaport. The Eli Lilly Institute of Genetic Medicine will focus o ... Read more
Ultra-Lum educates the communityUltra-Lum educates the community I-95 Billboard Driven in Minutes Editor: Allison Braswell Ultra-Lum Services has selected to use ICE®'s reliable vibratory driving solutions for the installation of a digital billboard in New Haven, CT. Ultra-Lum, hired by OUTFRONT Media, was contracted to install a billboard foundation made up of a single 48" (inches) caisson, which is 108' (feet) in length. This billboard is one of many being placed along the I-95 ... Read more
Keeping The Water at Bay in PhiladelphiaKeeping 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
Creating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower ManhattanCreating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower Manhattan Editor: Allison Braswell As sea levels are on the rise due to coastal storms and other threats posed by climate change, the City of New York is taking action to protect parks, neighborhoods, and vegetation across 2.4 miles of Manhattan's East Side against storm damage and flooding. Beginning in Fall 2020, the $1.45-billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project involves elevating East River Park, ins ... Read more
Seagirt Marine Terminal: Port of Baltimore ExpansionEditor: 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
14D Ease of Installation for new BillboardEditor: 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
Removing The Dam PilesEditor: 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 ImprovementsEditor: 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
Powerful ICE® Model 2 helps to protect Private ResidencesEditor: Debbie Reaney Hurricane Irma destroyed numerous residential properties when it made landfall over the state of Florida in 2017. Over 70% of the state was without power after the storm ravaged electric lines, with coastal areas seeing the worst damage. In was estimated at $50 million in damages to Florida alone. More than 5 years after the massive hurricane, residents are still working on repairing the damage. Many people are forward thinking, making ... Read more
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