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 Ports of Indiana: Bulkhead Tierod Repairs 2011
 Dock Repair
 Portage, Indiana
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Thatcher Foundations Inc. completed a dock repair project at the Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor, in Portage, Indiana. The work required excavating to expose broken tierods, repairing the rods and backfilling to return the dock to its original state. The majority of the work was performed with a land-based 150 ton Manitowoc crane, and with a backhoe.

The Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor moved 2 million tons of cargo in 2011, a 10% increase over its 2010 volume. The high demand for space meant that it was essential for Thatcher's repairs to be completed as efficiently as possible. Thatcher coordinated its work with other contractors to ensure that the project was completed in a timely manner.

The increased volume at the Port also created safety challenges, with more vessels on the water and increased loading and unloading activity from the shore. Rising to the occasion, Thatcher's employees from Local #578 Pile Drivers and Local #150 Operating Engineers completed 288 manhours on the project without incident.

The work of this contract was performed in an area designated as a "restricted security area" by the U.S. Coast Guard. Thatcher carefully staffed the project to ensure that all on-site workers had, or were escorted by a person who had, a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC.)


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