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.
Supervisor Upstone Materials, Inc.
Here in Plattsburgh, this is the first year of using Maine Drilling & Blasting for our quarry blasting needs, as we...
Here in Plattsburgh, this is the first year of using Maine Drilling & Blasting for our quarry blasting needs, as we used to do our own in-house drilling and blasting. We are very pleased with the results of this company. Everyone seems to work very well together, as the drillers always have shots drilled out when the blasters need to blast, and the blasters stay on top of things and in contact with me to see I don't run out of stone for my crusher. We are now bringing down larger shots than we were able to do in the past, because we would get a lot of complaints from the neighbors. So this reduces the amount of times we need to clear the quarry for blasting, and keeps my crusher running more efficiently. Also, so far this year, we have not had one complaint about our blasting. It's good to see you come and check with us to see how things are going and if there is anything else you can do for us. So in ending, it has been a pleasure to work with the crew from Maine Drilling & Blasting this year in Plattsburgh.
Site Supervisor CCS Contractors
I would like to thank Pat D. and his crew for the quality and professional job they did on our blasting project in...
I would like to thank Pat D. and his crew for the quality and professional job they did on our blasting project in South Burlington. This was a tough job and their work should be noted. Thanks again and we will see you on the next project.
Project Scheduler The Cardi Corporation
Maine Drilling and Blasting exceeded all expectations both on and off site for the Tiverton Casino project. The foremen...
Maine Drilling and Blasting exceeded all expectations both on and off site for the Tiverton Casino project. The foremen and superintendent commented that the onsite crews worked safely, communicated well, did an excellent job of planning, and were overall a pleasure to work with throughout. Specific mention was made of Donnie and how great he was to work with on this project. Additionally, Maine put in the extra effort above and beyond what could have been expected to meet the challenging schedule on this job, include rolling with several change orders and design changes during the blasting. Overall, working with Maine Drilling & Blasting went very well and we hope to work with them so successfully again in the future!
General Manager - Site Division Conewago Enterprises, Inc.
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your crew for the quick response on our job in Taneytown MD. This job...
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your crew for the quick response on our job in Taneytown MD. This job is to construct a 156,00 SF manufacturing facility for Conewago Enterprises, Inc. The project started in April 2017 and by September 15, 2017 the entire job needs to be100% complete. Test excavation pits done at the start of the job showed some shale rock, but nothing we thought that could not be dug thru with a large trackhoe or rip with a D-8. As the project progressed excavation for a large underground stormwater storage system began in early June. We quickly found hard shale that could not be dug thru. We decided to contact your crew to see if blasting would be a possibility. We made the initial call on a Wednesday and by the following Monday your crew was on site drilling rock. Within 2 weeks all rock in the system was drilled and shot. We also had your crew help us to drill and shoot some deeper sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipe runs while on the jobsite. With the very aggressive schedule of this project there was no time to sit there for a month and hoe-ram rock. Thank you and your guys for the very quick response and good work to keep this critical project on schedule. Thanks Again!
Operations Manager Onyx Corporation
My team and I at Onyx Corporation would like to take a moment to thank the entire Maine Drilling & Blasting team...
My team and I at Onyx Corporation would like to take a moment to thank the entire Maine Drilling & Blasting team for their aggressive and conscientious attitudes from the management team down to the field personnel. Our project involves developing a new quarry in Sterling, MA which includes developing a new pit floor elevation for our crushing activities, and a working face for production blasting. The proximity of a cell tower, auto parts distribution center etc., makes this project challenging. We are very comfortable with the proposal and approach that Maine and Onyx collectively have come up with over the past few months. The coordination has been smooth, and any of our questions and concerns have been addressed ahead of time rather than after, which I really appreciate. We have worked with many blasting companies over the years, and I feel a level of comfort that I have only gotten from a few of your competitors. This is our first major quarry job with Maine, and we have a few more in the planning stages. We look forward to our future together. The blasters have been wonderful to work with, and they represent your company well. They deserve a complement on their hard work and cooperative attitudes that they have. I hope that this reaches them, as well. We have made a few pattern changes as we get the face established, and their input has been nothing but beneficial. We want this and every project to be profitable for Maine Drilling & Blasting and Onyx. The input from our employees is paramount to both of our successes. Our company has over 90 employees, and we understand the tough work that our employees and yours put in everyday. It doesn?t go unnoticed. We greatly appreciate the team your company has provided and we look forward to our future endeavors.
This I87 Rock Remediation project is a little different from the many I've done with Maine Drilling & Blasting, due...
This I87 Rock Remediation project is a little different from the many I've done with Maine Drilling & Blasting, due to the fact its location is in the median between the Northbound and Southbound travel lanes and how close the rock is to the lanes. Besides the location, the formation of the rock is in many different directions and various stages of deterioration with soil seaming and large slip areas that are practically vertical. When the project was awarded, I knew that Maine Drilling & Blasting was a good contractor, and had very competent staff. I have worked with and have known them for years, and could always count on their knowledge, safety and professionalism to get the project completed. For this project, with all of its challenges, we would all have to step up our game, and step it up they did. They began the project by dissecting each proposed controlled blast and talking it through so we were all on the same page with every shot. They began blasting with planned conservative shots, and with every shot it was evident that they were understanding how the rock was reacting and how it needed to be shot to keep debris off the highway. The Thruway Authority was amazed with the high level of safety, production and professionalism. I know the Thruway Authority has plans to do more rock projects. Rifenburg Construction will be bidding on them and will have Maine Drilling & Blasting provide us with the high quality workmanship we desire.
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