Archives for July 2013

Positions Available

Dulas Excavating Inc. is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

  • Truck Drivers
  • Equipment Operators
  • Drivers/Laborers

For these positions, all qualified individuals must have a Class A CDL License with a current DOT Medical Card and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.  Truck Drivers should have previous experience in the construction industry driving Straight Trucks, Belly Dumps and End Dumps.  Hauling Heavy Equipment is a plus.  Willing and able to work some weekends, including overtime.  All driving and operating positions include laboring.  Good benefits and health insurance for qualified individuals.  Operators should have experience with mid-size excavators and dozers, as well as loaders and skid loaders.

Apply in person to our office at 964 Hwy. 109 E., Wells, MN.

 

National Demolition Association assisting government with changes in wake of Philadelphia’s deadly demo tragedy

Following the tragic events of June 5th in the City of Philadelphia where six members of the general public lost their lives on a demolition project site, The National Demolition Association (NDA) Board of Directors and Executive Director are providing whatever assistance the organization can to the government agencies investigating the tragedy.

In testimony on July 9th, before the Pennsylvania House Committee on Urban Affairs concerning legislation meant to change safety requirements for demolition projects, the NDA supported many elements of the law but took issue with requirements on project oversight.  Specifically, the bill would require all demolition plans for commercial structures in Class One Cities in the Commonwealth to be reviewed by a license architect or professional engineer.  “While in no way impugning the value of these professions…they simply lack the training and education in the demolition process to oversee the work being performed by a competent demolition contractor.” said the NDA.  The NDA was invited to provide testimony because it represents more than 800 firms involved in the approximately $5 billion U.S. demolition industry.  Copies of the testimony and proposed Bill can be found at http://207.150.194.71/pdfs/StatementOnHouseBillNo1591.pdf

The Association wants to provide whatever assistance it can to federal, state and municipal government agencies to assure that a tragedy like this never occurs again.  Part of this effort involves the education of the regulatory communities.  Few have a good understanding of how the demolition process works or the skills that a modern demolition contractors brings to his work.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 800 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process.  Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms and recycling, landfill and salvage operations.  The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of safety, environmental and regulatory matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide member with networking opportunities and information.  Dulas Excavating Inc. is a proud member of the National Demolition Association since 2008.

Source:  National Demolition Association

Dulas Excavating selected as site work contractor at Owatonna Power Plant Re-purposing

Dulas Excavating was selected as the site work contractor for the Owatonna Power Plant Re purposing Project.  Teamed with Owatonna’s own Rocon, Inc., Dulas will be performing the mass excavation and underground utilities, as well as helping Rocon with the demolition of the old garage and Administration Building of the Power Plant.

In 2012, Dulas Excavating removed the two cooling towers and the inside of the outdated plant has been stripped of the turbines and generators.  The power plant became inoperable in 2010 when equipment was damaged from the neighboring river that flooded that year.

Once the power plant has been re-purposed, it will house the administrative offices, as well as the engineering department along with commercial space.  Owatonna Public Utilities is getting their local power from SMMPA.

Photo Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Photo Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

 

A Green Future for Dulas Excavating

Every employee of Dulas Excavating Inc., from field personnel to office staff is striving to be as green as possible in a continuous and ongoing practice.  Dulas Excavating Inc. is aware of the part they play in addressing air quality, water quality and land quality issues.  We remain up-to-date on the best practices and policies and implement each of these in the work we perform.  The information learned is retained for years by review during evaluations.  Training has shown a reduction of waste and less idling of engines and motors.