June 2018

Heartland has finished two small dredge projects, and there are three more to finish. The Ashwod project and Roche Diagnostics projects are complete. We now have work to do for Citizens at two of their plants, and then we will go to Martinsville to work at Foxcliff Lake. Each of these will only take a week or two. When they are complete, we will clean a forebay in Brownsburg for the Hendricks County Surveyor.

May 2018

Heartland has had a heck of a time getting started this year with winter deciding to stick around! We were able to start on the Ashwood dredging project in Greenwood, IN, although it was a couple weeks later than we had anticipated. However, it has been going well. Once finished, we have three more small projects to do with the small dredge. We are currently pursuing a few opportunities for the big dredge.

April 2018

There was no dredging going on during the cold winter months, but now Heartland can finally get started again! We have a total of (4) small jobs for the Dino machines so far this year. Two of the jobs were started last year, and Heartland also picked up a small job in Brownsburg for the Hendricks County Surveyor and another small job cleaning out some boat slips at Foxcliff Lake in Martinsville. Now that it’s warming up a bit (or at least it should be warming up a bit!), we are getting several calls on new dredging projects.

December 2017

Cold weather and permit delays have prevented Heartland Dredging from starting any new dredging projects. However, there are two clients raring to go with their projects, and we are awaiting the permit process to finalize. At least we will have some work to look forward to in the spring!

November 2017

The Choctaw Lake project is finished! There was a total of 40,000 cubic yards of material removed from the lake using our VMI dredge with an 8” pump. The material was pumped up to 3,000 feet away to an open disposal basin that Heartland Dredging constructed. The dredge performed exceptionally well, and the residents are pleased with the work. Meanwhile, the 2 new jobs for the small dredges have not been completed due to permitting issues. Heartland is hopeful that it will be completed before winter hits too hard!

October 2017

Heartland Dredging has 2 new jobs for the small dredges, but both are on hold because of permitting delays. If the permitting process goes well, both jobs can be completed this year. The Choctaw Lake job in Ohio is ongoing for the big dredge. Heartland is over half way done, and the owners are happy with the progress. Heartland has also recently received several dredging inquiries.

September 2017

Dredging at Choctaw Lake has been up and going for about a week and everything is going well. Meanwhile, Heartland Dredging has picked up a couple of new jobs locally for the small dredges. First, we have a small job cleaning out a retention pond for a condo complex in Greenwood. It should start in a few weeks and take about 3 weeks to complete. The second job is for Roche Diagnostics on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Like the Greenwood job, it is a small job that should take only a couple weeks to complete. However, it probably won’t start until November due to permitting issues.

August 2017

Heartland Dredging is finally able to start the project at Lake Choctaw in Ohio. We had to wait until August 1st which is the end of nesting season for a pair of bald eagles in the disposal area. The project consists of moving 40,000 cy of material with the large dredge. It will be pumped to an open disposal area. Constructing the disposal area is also a small dirt job in itself. A tall berm has to be constructed to enclose a 7.8 acre area that will hold the dredge slurry while it settles out. The project should last about 2 months.

July 2017

Heartland Dredging has had various people contacting us lately, interested in dredging quotes. Heartland picked up a small job in Zionsville, IN while waiting on the Lake Choctaw project to start in Ohio. The work is being done as part of a major home renovation project on a 5 acre parcel right in the heart of Zionsville.

June 2017

The new dredge has finished in Wisconsin, and Heartland Dredging has demobilized from the site. The plan was to immediately begin the Lake Choctaw project in Ohio. However, the project has hit a slight speed bump. Part of the project is to construct an open disposal basin to pump the material into. Unfortunately, there is a massive eagle’s nest in a tree right in the middle of the proposed disposal area. There are two eaglets in the nest, and federal law requires that no new disruptive activities take place around the nest during nesting season which doesn’t end until August 1st. In the meantime, we will try to work on a small project!