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Mark Center Tree Hoist

On Wednesday August 7, 2013, Eagle West worked in conjunction with Central Valley Tree & Arborist Services to cut down a tree at the Mark Center in Abbotsford.

After all of the limbs were detached, the 80 foot tall tree was cut in to multiple sections weighing approximately 8,000 lbs each. While each section was being cut, Eagle West’s 40 ton stiff boom crane was attached to the section of…

Eagle West Summer BBQ

Annual Summer BBQ
On August 24, 2013, Eagle West is hosting their annual family BBQ for the employees and their families. With plenty of good food, games, prizes, and great people, it is sure to be a great day. We hope to see all of our employees and their families at the BBQ!

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Surrey Silo Story

Timing is Everything!
Approximately early-May 2013, it was announced that the Surrey Fittings plant was relocating to the Gloucester Industrial Park in Langley. Since the announcement some major events have occurred to prepare for the move. The biggest event so far is the removal of the old regrind silo (that doubled as a Christmas tree!).
About a week later, plans began to take shape to tak…

4th Annual Craneblogger Photo Contest

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CraneBlogger is starting up its 2013 annual great crane photo contest, this is where you can submit your photos of the coolest tower crane, coolest mobile crane and wildest crane project. Photos will be accepted until August 16, 2013. You can email photos entries to craneblogger@gmail.com.

There are always some amazing photos of Liebherr Mobile & Tower cranes, Grove Manitowoc and tons…

Andre Lalonde Benefit Auction

The following Facebook Benefit Auction is being put on by Heavy Life Alberta, in support of the family of Andre Lalonde, an employee at Whissell Contracting who was tragically taken from us on April 3, 2013. 100% of the proceeds will go to his wife Melissa and children, Michaelle and Alexina.

First off, we would like to thank all the businesses and kind-hearted individuals that have donated…

Case History – StoneTree Sound Wall

highway sound wall panels

Reducing the Noise of the Sea-to-Sky Highway in Lions Bay
As you cruise along the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler, you can take in the natural beauty that is British Columbia. As the road moves into the steep hillside above Howe Sound, you will come across the quaint village of Lions Bay, a community that embraces the ocean life and outdoor activities their surrounding…

Redi-Rock Case History – Mississippi Department of Transportation

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Redi-Rock Solves Right of Way Issues in Mississippi DOT Highway Expansion Project
The Challenge
In 2010, the Mississippi Department of Transportation made plans to widen existing bridges and shoulders on I-59 in Laurel, Miss.

The challenge? “We had a limited amount of right of way and we didn’t have time to go buy more. Really what we were trying to do was find a way to limit our…

Redi-Rock Case History – Residential Retaining Wall

ledgestone retaining wall

Landscape and Hardscape Design and Architecture Ideas for Front and Back Yards
The Challenge
When James P. Gregg of Gregg Custom Building began building the Sullivan Residence, he needed a retaining wall system that could match the grandeur of the home itself. The home is located east of downtown Louisville in an upscale neighborhood above the Ohio River, and a pool and gardens were slated for…

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