Delta Tri-Angle 2016 Issue 2 - Page 9

WILLIAMSVILLE STONE Williamsville Stone has been busy supplying rock for numerous projects in Poplar Bluff and surrounding area. General contractor, H. R. Quadri, continues the road widening project on HWY 160 near Doniphan, MO. The quarry has been providing a large amount of base materials for this MoDOT project. Work continues at the new Poplar Bluff High School with the construction of the new football stadium and football field. Williamsville Stone partnered with local contractors and private citizens to fund and construct 50’ tall “PB” letters on the west end of the new football field. The “PB” letters were constructed using large rip rap from the quarry. The “PB” letters are a great addition to the new field and helps promote Poplar Bluff community pride. GO MULES!!!! Improvements! Williamsville Stone - new work platform providing safe and convenient access to top half of cone crusher. Congratulations to the Williamsville Stone crew for their most recent safety improvement. Their task was to improve the access to the top of the cone crusher for wear liner maintenance. The top of the cone crusher is approximately 10’ above the base work platform. In the past, accessing the top section of the cone crusher required employees to tie off with fall protection and work off the side of the crusher. To solve the access issue, the crew added a new work platform that extends off the crusher feeder platform. The new platform includes a circular face that fits tight to the cylinder shaped cone crusher. The new platform provides safe and convenient access to the top section of the cone crusher without restricting crusher parts removal. New Poplar Bluff High School Football field with “PB” letters made from Williamsville Stone RipRap. Innovation, 2016 Williamsville Stone would like to congratulate Chris Cate for winning the 2015 Safety Innovation Award for his Safety Box idea. The idea behind the Safety Box is to provide access to critical PPE equipment at different locations within a quarry, redi-mix plant, shop, or asphalt plant. The box is simply a metal mailbox that is stored with ear plugs, dust masks, caution tape, gloves, etc. The Safety Box allows a person to grab critical PPE at the plant in case PPE has been forgotten at the start of shift. DOT LETTINGS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESS IN 2016 Through the first five months of 2016, the Delta Companies has captured fourteen projects in State Department of Transportation (DOT) Lettings. We were the apparent low bidder on eight projects in Arkansas, five in Illinois, and one in Missouri. The nearly $23 million acquired thus far provides a strong beginning for our success in 2016. This new work breaks down as follows: $12 million in Arkansas, $11 million in Illinois, and $0.5 million in Missouri. These projects also include almost 145,000 tons for our asphalt plants. The DOT Letting schedule includes June 24, August 26, and September 23 in Missouri; June 22, August 10, and  September 21 in Arkansas; and June 10, July 29, and September 16 in Illinois. Arkansas’ three-month look ahead offers some very nice projects in our area, including several large projects. The Governor and legislature in Illinois both support a big Capital Improvement Program, once a new budget is finalized. And, Missouri has averted the dreaded “325 Plan.” Thanks to these new DOT projects plus our carryover work from 2015 and the municipal and commercial work our estimators are accumulating, our construction crews, asphalt plants, and aggregate facilities will have a very busy year. Colas Safety Innovation Award for Chris Cate’s Safety box idea. Inside of Safety Box. Innovator for this idea was Chris Cate of Williamsville Stone. | 9