Some words from our clients
Each month, Maine Drilling & Blasting internally recognizes projects for achieving the highest safety standards integrated with operational excellence, often in the face of unique, difficult, and/or multi-dimensional challenges. The intent of this program is to promote and develop a consistently high standard for the entire Maine Drilling & Blasting Team.
Receiving one of these Job of the Month Awards happens only with careful attention to detail and the willingness to set a higher standard. Recognized projects demonstrate the pride and integrity of our co-workers in their work, as seen through their eyes, and the eyes of management, and our customers.
Nominations come from within the Company, through detailed applications that attest to the project meeting our organizational criteria.
Our customers' satisfaction is key, so an important part of the application is a customer statement, to ensure that the project was not only a success for MD&B, but also for our customer.
We're proud to share customer statements regarding some select job of the months.
Superintendent MIG Corporation
I would like to take a moment to say thank you to several of your crew members that preformed what I considered to be a...
I would like to take a moment to say thank you to several of your crew members that preformed what I considered to be a very difficult and delicate operation. In Cohasset, Mass. on top of an ocean-bound cofferdam your crew was tasked with drilling through an underwater concrete Tremie into bedrock some 20 feet below sea level, installing Tremie Anchors and grouting in the dry while unable to see what they were working on, and balancing on tiny walkways over open water. Obviously, no big deal!
I viewed this as an extremely challenging operation consisting of critical safety protocols, precision location, precision elevation and top-notch Quality Control.
On the drill was an obvious "Old Pro", and I mean that in the humblest of ways, as it was obvious to anyone that Bruce D. has done this before and made it look like child's play. A true professional at his job.
Your Foreman, TJ L., could not have been more pleasant or professional especially with his level of consciousness while executing his task. His eyes on safety constantly in a very precarious position while orchestrating his crew and maintaining a level of Quality Control that was spot on. He accomplished his task with absolute accuracy and the final product was as constructed exactly as designed. I could not have asked for better, as TJ hit a bullseye!
And not to be left out of the compliments is Shawn L., laborer. Shawn was a joy to have on site and was obviously an integral part of this crew. He preformed all his requested tasks professionally and admirably.
Personally, I will recommend to MIG or anyone else that they utilize Maine Drilling & Blasting. And personally, this crew is welcome on any job that I am charged with. They truly were a pleasure to work with, and in my world that does not come often! Thank you.
Earthwork Superintendent Liberty Excavators
Liberty Excavators are currently running the Bell & Evans Phase #1 Mass Excavation/ Mass Grading, site located off...
Liberty Excavators are currently running the Bell & Evans Phase #1 Mass Excavation/ Mass Grading, site located off Chestnut Hill Road in Fredericksburg, PA. This is a 113-acre job site with 860,000 CY of mass excavation in which approximately 250,000 is rock that is needed to be blasted to complete the Job. Maine Drilling & Blasting has been onsite since 12/27/17 to current battling the cruel conditions of Pennsylvania's winter. Although some would call off having to work in conditions like these, Maine Drilling & Blasting has been working everyday, six days a week, sun up to sun down, to get the rock blasted so Liberty can complete this job ahead of schedule. I would like to take a moment to personally thank Dave, Kyle, Dennis, Tyler and any others that were associated with this project for all their hard work, perseverance, and dedication. I have personally worked on numerous jobs with Maine Drilling & Blasting and they have always met schedule, and I had no doubt this project would be any different. I'll be looking forward to working with Maine Drilling & Blasting in the future.
Project Manager Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.
With the pipe trench blasting complete at the Bloede Dam project, I wanted to send this email recognizing the efforts...
With the pipe trench blasting complete at the Bloede Dam project, I wanted to send this email recognizing the efforts of the Maine Blasting team. It all started with getting the owner's approval to blast on the project when they were reluctant to initially consider. With the help of your engineering department, the submittals were approved in a quick manner and the test blast was executed within the allowable limits, which gave the owner confidence in our blasting program. Throughout the blasting process, Ryan and the crew did a great job of modifying the shot pattern to allow us to blast throughout the entire project savings us time and money. The crew performed the work in a professional manner, safely, and stayed on schedule throughout January in less than ideal weather. They did a great job and all parties were impressed with their performance. A special recognition is due to Ray who performed a vast majority of the drilling on the project. Ray participated in our safety meeting each morning, helped sequence drilling around our operations, and always had a great attitude. We appreciate your company's efforts to make this job successful.
Project Manager Kinsley Construction, Inc.
The Rutters 7 store is underway, footers being dug, and site utilities, and underground SWM systems being installed. I...
The Rutters 7 store is underway, footers being dug, and site utilities, and underground SWM systems being installed. I just wanted to thank you and your crew for doing a great job for Kinsley Construction, Inc., and look forward to working with Maine Drilling in the future.
Assistant Superintendent Dellbrook JKS
I would like to recognize your crew who has been working on our job in Andover. I can only imagine that working on a...
I would like to recognize your crew who has been working on our job in Andover. I can only imagine that working on a blasting crew brings a great deal of stress. Having everyone's safety in mind as well as meeting company goals is challenging enough. Being the Blaster-In- Charge of such an operation with that big of a responsibility has got to be hard on a normal day. Now take a step onto a site where neighbors and abutters have fought the project for years. From the very beginning, your crew has been backed into a corner and they have been fighting to finish the job ever since. Blasting complaints were filed against the BIC, sensors were pulled out of the ground by angry abutters, the crew was verbally assaulted on several occasions, days were lost to mandated town shut downs and we had the coldest weather in 100 years. However, through it all they managed to keep up with production, produced impeccable blasting records for the Fire Marshal to dispel any claims, and have maintained their poise as true professionals would. When MD&B is on the job, you know you are in good hands, and you know the job will be done the right way. The crew on site at CSH-Andover has done the company proud and should be commended. I can only hope that I will have these guys on my next job! Thank you Mike, Travis, TJ, Aidan, Esta and everyone else who has helped on this job!
13 Cherry Hill LLC
I just wanted to shoot you a quick message about the job you guys did for us in Salem at Cherry Hill Ave. You guys...
I just wanted to shoot you a quick message about the job you guys did for us in Salem at Cherry Hill Ave. You guys surpassed my expectations. Everything went very smooth and we are beyond happy with the outcome of your work. Tom and the crew had some really tight shots over there and it wasn't all that easy. The neighbors and fire crew had nothing but good things to say, as well. Hopefully, we cross paths again soon and continue to work together. Again, thanks for everything. We couldn't have been happier with the work.
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