June 2017

June 1, 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!

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May 2017

May 2, 2017

The new dredge is working in Wisconsin and will finish up soon. As soon as that project is complete, Heartland Dredging will move on to Lake Choctaw in Ohio where there are 40,000 cubic yards to remove. We will not be using geotextile tubes on this project, and the material will be pumped into an open containment area. Therefore, there will be no restrictions on the machine’s pumping ability. It is a great opportunity to see the full capability of this new dredge.

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April 2017

April 3, 2017

The warm winter has allowed Heartland Dredging to do some catching up on projects. Stone’s Crossing and Northport Cove on Morse Reservoir have been completed, and we have turned our attention to mobilizing back to Wisconsin and finishing that project up. As soon as that project is complete, Heartland Dredging will move the big dredge to Lake Choctaw in Ohio where there is 40,000 cubic yards to remove and pump to an open disposal area. Heartland Dredging has received several requests for dredging quotes so far this year.

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December 2016

December 2, 2016

Heartland Dredging is finally nearing the end of the dredging season.  We are currently completing a couple of the most challenging jobs we have ever had.  The jobs in Bloomington, IL and Wisconsin have been difficult for various reasons and the crews have worked hard, putting in long hours away from home. Heartland Dredging is looking forward to another strong year!  

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November 2016

October 28, 2016

Heartland Dredging’s crews have been working hard in Wisconsin to overcome significant challenges. A second shift night crew has been added to ensure completion before the weather shuts everything down. Heartland has landed another large project for the big dredge for next year at Lake Choctaw near Springfield, OH. This project will begin as soon as possible in the spring.

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October 2016

October 12, 2016

In addition to Heartland Dredging having the big dredge working out of state, we also have several small dredge jobs in the works. Heartland recently completed a small job for Citizens at South Harding Street. We also started the Meridian Woods Park Upper Basin project which involves dredging approximately 1,800 cubic yards of material. The job has been going well and is nearly complete. The property owners are very happy with the work which could potentially lead to much larger projects in the near future. After completion, we will either roll right into a small job in a Greenwood subdivision or start another small project for Citizens at the Fall Creek plant, if they have the site ready for us. These projects will be followed by a ten day job in Hammond, IN that was supposed to start in the middle of the summer but had to be postponed until … Continued

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September 2016

September 13, 2016

Heartland Dredging’s big dredge has been working away on the Bloomington, Illinois CSO lagoon project. The lagoon is used to control storm water overflow during heavy rainfall. While on the Bloomington job, Heartland was able to install a GPS guidance system on the dredge that provides the operator with the machine’s location, heading, speed and cutterhead depth along with a map of the dredge area. A weatherproof laptop has been mounted in the operator’s cab that receives signals from a dual-antenna GPS and a depth sensor that uses a submerged air pressure line to detect cutterhead depth. Heartland can upload design information and color-coded survey data to give the operator a color map of the bottom. The computer keeps track of the dredge path and after the cutterhead passes through an area at grade, the map color changes to red to indicate that grade has been reached. The project is … Continued

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August 2016

July 29, 2016

The big dredge is out of the shop area and now working in Bloomington, Illinois after a minor detour to a nearby pond for a test run. The guys at Heartland Dredging were able to get it fixed up and looking nice. Following the Bloomington job, the dredge will move up to Middleton, Wisconsin for a 5-6 week job. Heartland Dredging is also bidding on a couple of other projects for the fall. As for the small dredges, we picked up a couple of small projects for Citizens. We have a pond at a subdivision on the south side to complete, as well as going back up to Hammond in the fall to complete that project. In addition to all of the current updates, Heartland continues to receive many calls and great opportunities!

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July 2016

July 11, 2016

The Saddle Creek pond dredging job finished up last month and has been a great success. The client couldn’t be happier with the results! In fact, they want us to do several more ponds. Due to their budget constraints, we will most likely be limited to one pond per year. We are now getting geared up to start the public jobs in Bloomington, IL and Hammond, IN that Heartland Dredging discussed last month. In the meantime, Heartland is squeezing in a small job here in town. It’s a small pond in Meridian Woods Park, a development on the south side. Much like Saddle Creek, the client is limited on funds so they have to piecemeal the work over a few years.

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June 2016

May 27, 2016

This past month Heartland Dredging bid a couple of public dredging jobs, and we were the low bidders on both of them! The first one is a 10,000 cubic yard job in Bloomington, Illinois for the big dredge. It consists of cleaning out a combined sewer overflow lagoon, pumping the material into geotextile tubes, and then hauling the material to a landfill after it dries out. The second job is for one of the Dino dredges and is located in Hammond, Indiana. It involves pumping sediment from the Grand Calumet River directly into a sanitary manhole. In addition to these two jobs, there several other opportunities that Heartland Dredging is pursuing.

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