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CAF Subcontractor of the Year - 2009  


YMCA of Valparaiso, Indiana:  Pool Repairs

As part of the construction of a new YMCA in Valparaiso, an aquatic facility was built.  During the construction of the lap pool, an unexpected circumstance occurred which required the general contractor, Tonn & Blank, to subcontract with Thatcher Foundations for the emergency installation of sheet piling.

For this design-build project, Thatcher installed 2 walls of sheet piling, 47 feet and 38 feet, in a low headroom environment, using specialty limited access equipment.  All design and installation was completed on a fast-track basis, in order to limit delays to the overall project schedule, and disruption to the general contractor and other subcontractors.  Thatcher was able to limit pre-construction time by using sheet piling from its own stock and having our local employees cut it to size in our Gary, Indiana yard.

Despite the accelerated schedule and tight working space, Thatcher was able to complete the project with zero OSHA recordable accidents, and no equipment or property damage.

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