Power Plant Expansion earns EIC Pyramid Award

The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency’s (SMMPA) Power Plant expansion in Fairmont, MN, was awarded the Pyramid Award for Excellence in Construction by Associated Builders and Contractors at the Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet in January.  As part of the construction team, Dulas Excavating was able to attend and accept the award alongside the Joseph Company, the general contractor of the project.

The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency entrusted their $8.8M expansion of their power plant in Fairmont to Dulas Excavating and the Joseph Company.  The project was programmed to accommodate four new power generators delivered from Germany.

Along with the mass deconstruction of the outdated coal powered plant, special challenges to complete the project were place four mass foundations pads to bear the generators as well as unloading and placing the generators, weighing 97 tons each.

As testimony to the performance for SMMPA, Peter Reinarts, Manger of Generation & Operations, summarized it well by saying, “We relied heavily on their expertise and they went out of their way to build a better power plant.  I cannot say enough how happy we were with the performance.”


Employment Opportunities – Truck Drivers

2015 Truck Drivers for Construction Season

Open Date:  3/13/15
Close Date:  5/15/15
Positions Available:  4

Work Type:  Belly Dump, End Dump, Straight Truck Drivers

Work Days:  Weekday, Saturday, Work Varies; 50 hours per week

Benefits:  Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Paid Time Off (PTO), Holiday pay, Davis-Bacon Fringe Benefits

Required Skills:  Must have a Class A CDL with Air Brake endorsement and be able to pass a DOT required physical exam.
Experience Required:  18 months

Preferred Skills:  Tanker and Hazardous Materials endorsements preferred

The successful candidate for this seasonal position will possess a Class A CDL with a good driving record.  They will be able to travel to our projects throughout the area.  Some overnights are required, but will mostly be home nightly.

Salary Offered:  $14.00 to $16.00 hourly, dependant on experience.

Interested parties must personally stop into our company office in Wells to submit a job application.
Address:  964 Highway 109 East, Wells.

Contact Crystal Dulas with any questions at 507-553-3938.

Dulas Excavating awarded Thorne Crest Assisted Living Project

Dulas Excavating has been awarded site grading and demolition for the renovation and addition of the Thorne Crest Assisted Living Facility in Albert Lea.  The project consists of construction and renovation of the existing Thorne Crest facility including adding a new Wellness Center.  The project will demolish the old garages and former office building to make room for a new, more space efficient garage structure, along with new parking lot across the whole site.

The project is slated to begin in the early months of 2014.

Demolition continues to be a high-risk industry

The Dulas family, along with their employees and staff send their condolences to the Rachel Family in St. Michael, MN, today as Rachel mourns the loss of one of their own, killed in a demolition accident in St. Paul.

This has long been a nightmare of demolition contractors, that one day an employee will not go home with the high risk that demolition carries.  Professionals not familiar with the industry find it hard to understand why simply “taking a building down” could be so hard.

Our prayers are with you on this day, Don and the Rachel Companies.