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.
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.
Project Manager Marois Brothers, Inc.
MBI would like to express our gratitude for a job well done. Your crew worked diligently in order to keep the project...
MBI would like to express our gratitude for a job well done. Your crew worked diligently in order to keep the project moving in an efficient manner. As you are aware, MBI appreciates your hard work in achieving a safe and successful project completion within the aggressive time constraints of the project. Please thank your crew for a job well done.
Liberty, Inc. NY
Maine Drilling & Blasting was great to work with - quick to react to all of our needs and added professional...
Maine Drilling & Blasting was great to work with - quick to react to all of our needs and added professional insight to help guide us in a direction for success. I can say that it was a pleasure to work with them on this job.. The Blaster in Charge always had a positive attitude and was on top of his site activity. Scheduling was key and he did a great job communicating his needs and accomplishing ours. Even when the weather turned against us with snowstorms and rain, Maine Drilling & Blasting pushed through to make sure we were on schedule. I thank the Blaster and Maine Drilling & Blasting for a good turnout on the project, and all the extra effort that went into accomplishing this outcome.
Senior Project Manager W.L. French Excavating Corp.
I'm taking the time to express how appreciative I am with the performance of Maine Drilling & Blasting at the...
I'm taking the time to express how appreciative I am with the performance of Maine Drilling & Blasting at the North Shore Medical Campus ED Consolidation Project (NSMC). I would like to commend the crew who excelled in the project schedule and completed within the allotted time without injury and damage to existing structures. They were very professional, responsive and provided knowledgeable experience to the project team. In closing, the client (NSMC) was very pleased with the product and the ability to use the adjacent ball field as scheduled without interruption. Overall success for W.L. French, Walsh Brothers and MD&B for a job well done.
Quarry Superintendent Buzzi Unicem USA - Stockertown Quarry
The most recent shot in our Stockertown quarry took place in an area that hadn't been shot in several years, as the...
The most recent shot in our Stockertown quarry took place in an area that hadn't been shot in several years, as the result of the geologically complex nature of the area; the area requires angled faces instead of vertical ones. The remnants of the shots from years' past don't lend themselves to sound mining practices. This area is part of the company's 5-year mining plan, so we needed to make a plan get back into the area. Since that time, Buzzi Unicem hired blasters and geologists to develop a comprehensive blasting plan to mine that area. On top of that, one side of the proposed shot was adjacent to a pre-act highwall and greatly exceeded our 50' maximum bench height requirement. As such, we needed to obtain a special variance from DEP. DEP and Buzzi's corporate office had a heavy interest in this first shot. Suffice it to say, there were a lot of eyes on this project. Maine Drilling & Blasting did a great deal of planning and preparation for this shot. They had technical staff looking over the data and reviewing it several times, going through several iterations until everyone was satisfied. Boretracking revealed a little bit of hole wander, which was to be expected. The driller even encountered some deep test holes that needed to be addressed. Once all the issues were addressed, the shot went off and the result was very positive. There was no back break and the face matched up perfectly to the wall on either side of the shot. Very stable. The fragmentation was great and the rock stayed mostly on the bench beneath it, leaving cleanup on the active road below that fairly minimal. In all, I couldn?t have been more pleased with the results.The entire staff was great. Special thanks to the crew's combined efforts in making this project go smoothly.
Project Supervisor J.H. MAXYMILLIAN, INC
Maine's drilling/blasting crew on the Mass Turnpike, Exit 1, has been great to work with. Your work has far...
Maine's drilling/blasting crew on the Mass Turnpike, Exit 1, has been great to work with. Your work has far exceeded my expectations. Your crew was very good at communicating with JHM, as well as responding to JHM's concerns and schedule. They have done a great job with controlling the blasts as we have progressed through the project, as there are major traffic implications due to the blasting operations. It would be a pleasure to work with this crew in the future.
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