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.
Maine Drilling & Blasting has made light work of this tough terrain mountain up in Cropseyville. They have taken...
Maine Drilling & Blasting has made light work of this tough terrain mountain up in Cropseyville. They have taken the challenge on without hesitation. We really couldn't have asked for a better start to this side of the quarry. We have had great communication between us on what we needed to do in order to make this project easier for all of us. The best part has been that out of all three of the shots we have done there have been maybe a handful of oversize rocks that we have had to break in order to feed into our crusher. We hope that this continues to be the case as we move forward with tackling this project together. Thanks.
Project Executive Old Post Road Associates c/o Alfred Weissman Real Estate LLC Harrison, NY
I represent the Owner/Developer as Project Executive for the 120 Old Post Road project located in Rye, NY...
I represent the Owner/Developer as Project Executive for the 120 Old Post Road project located in Rye, NY (Westchester). MD Drilling & Blasting crews recently completed 5 days of test blasting from 9/25 to 9/29/17 and 18 days of production blasting from 10/23 to 11/17/17 at our 7- acre site, which required blasting of approximately 20,000 CY of bedrock for a residential development. Under a very strict local ordinance, we were required to complete blasting within an extremely tight 38-calendar day period, and we had to maintain vibrations at adjacent structures (as close as 150 feet away) within an equally strict 1.5 in/sec PPV. In addition, we had to blast under the watchful eye of many concerned residents and businesses situated very close to our site.
I would like to communicate high praise for the work MD's crews completed on our job under the leadership of MD's Division Manager and Regional Superintendent during this time. They handled themselves in an extremely professional and business-like manner throughout the process, and as a result, the project progressed very smoothly, with few if any issues. The crews were also very professional and simply came to work to get the job done, which they did. In fact, the blasting was completed over far fewer days than anyone within the Ownership team and local community expected. Also, vibration levels at adjacent structures never came close to the allowable limits despite some very large blasts at close distances to structures.
I would utilize MD Drilling & Blasting again in a heartbeat and will certainly recommend MD to other owner/developers. I'd like to personally thank them for their hard work and a job very well done.
I am Gary Mills with Barrett Paving Materials in Boonville, NY, and I use Maine Drilling & Blasting for all of my...
I am Gary Mills with Barrett Paving Materials in Boonville, NY, and I use Maine Drilling & Blasting for all of my blasting needs. At Boonville, we shoot both limestone and granite. My go to guy for blasting is Paul. Paul has always gone out of his way to arrange his busy schedule around our needs. Paul and I are always talking about ways to make every shot better than the previous shot. Both Paul and Dave are excellent to deal with. Ray, the driller, is also an excellent guy to deal with.
O'Brien Brothers Agency
I'd like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the progress and efficiency of the work being...
I'd like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the progress and efficiency of the work being performed at our Hillside at O'Brien Farm development. The team working on this project has worked diligently to keep up with our schedule, despite unforeseen circumstances that otherwise could have created major delays. This crew has shown great respect, giving consideration to the sensitivity of working in a populated neighborhood. I have also recognized that your entire crew shows a great awareness to safety, which is reassuring given the magnitude of this project. I would like to point out the MD&B Project Manager, in particular. He has been a great leader. He has been very responsive and informative when any questions or issues have come up. We are looking forward to your continued outstanding service during the balance of this project and look forward to working together on future jobs.
Vice President JBS Dirt, Inc.
The project consists of drilling and blasting 150,000 CY of granite rock at an active Land Port of Entry, US Customs...
The project consists of drilling and blasting 150,000 CY of granite rock at an active Land Port of Entry, US Customs entry from Canada to the United States. The cuts were up to 50 feet below existing ground to the design grade. Drilling and blasting along live traffic and steep rock faces with elevations 40 feet above grade.
Maine Drilling & Blasting developed a safety plan that was reviewed by all parties involved: NYSDOT, GSA, CBP, Northland / Cianbro and Rifenburg Construction. The plan was approved and carried out. As of this date, we have shot 55 shots and have blasted 88,500 CY of rock with no issues. We, as a team, have worked together to make sure the site was secure and safe when the plunger was pushed to make it a safe action.
I want to thank the head blaster, planner and layout person. Also thanks go to the rest of his team: those who loaded the holes, made sure of the timing of the shot, and directed the placement of the blasting mats; the laborer for helping load the holes and taking inventory of the products used for each day; and the two drillers, who worked in harsh conditions to get the holes drilled in a timely manner. Thanks to the other members that were in involved in loading and shipping
materials to this project.
The project is on a wind-down. We, as a team, will continue to make sure the site is secure and safe during the blasting operation of the project. The field personnel have been a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to finishing the project in a safe manner.
Leitner-Poma Of America, East
Cody and crew did a great job here. All holes dug and no high bottoms. And no big cap rocks. The job was very much in...
Cody and crew did a great job here. All holes dug and no high bottoms. And no big cap rocks. The job was very much in line with what you did at Mt. Snow.
Our name says Maine just because that's where we started over 45 years ago. But our experienced teams are local.
We live and work nearby.