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MC Industrial & Ameren Missouri Launch Phase One of Bagnell Dam Anchoring Project

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Warren Witt & Mike Hartwig

MC Industrial, Inc. a McCarthy Holdings company, and Ameren Missouri recently announced the official launch of phase one in reconstruction work of the Bagnell Dam, located in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

MC Industrial was selected by Ameren Missouri as the general contractor for the Bagnell Dam Anchoring project, a $52 million investment in major structural and anchoring upgrades on the dam. The project team mobilized on site in March for the 18-month project, and began construction work in April with the first of three work phases:

  • Installation of 68 new post-tension anchors to help hold the dam to the underlying bedrock.
  • New concrete added between the highway piers to add weight to the dam.
  • New concrete overlay to replace worn and cracked concrete on the east and west sections.

“We have worked with Ameren on multiple power projects and are honored to be leading construction on this significant and exciting hydropower project for Ameren,” said Mike Hartwig, MC Industrial project manager. “The MC Industrial team’s expertise in heavy civil and major dam rehabilitation ensures a safe and high quality project outcome, as well as the long term sustainability of Bagnell Dam, which provides clean energy to the surrounding community.”

Construction work will go by section of the dam, with most of this year’s activity taking place on the west side of the dam.  Construction work has been scheduled for weekdays during daylight hours to maximize convenience to lake-area residents and vacationers.

“This project is about keeping this vital asset providing clean energy in the long-term, using the best possible engineering available today,” said Warren Witt, director of hydro operations at Ameren Missouri. “Osage Energy Center just marked its 85th year in service. Completing this project will ensure it operates reliably and safely, affording the quality of life for hundreds of thousands who enjoy all that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer each year.”

Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company’s electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. 

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace. 

MC Industrial Awarded SLCCC Best Practices & Inclusion Award

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MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, was awarded with a 2017 Construction Industry Best Practice Award by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) on March 6th, 2017 for the Boeing St. Louis Composite Center of Excellence project. Also recognized as a finalist, was MC Industrial’s NRG Powerton DSI & ESP Upgrades project.

The SLCCC presents the Best Practices awards annually to recognize successful implementation on construction projects of one or more of 17 Best Practices such as cost, schedule and quality.

The Boeing St. Louis Composite Center of Excellence is a more than ten-acre manufacturing and paint facility that signifies a growing economy in St. Louis, bringing in jobs and growth to the community. MC Industrial was worked hand-in-hand with Boeing to design and construct the center, self-performing many areas such as the pouring of concrete foundations and steel erection. After a redesign of the job and having record amounts of precipitation for consecutive months, MC Industrial continued to push forward with the schedule and successfully complete the project with the original completion date.

MC Industrial’s NRG Powerton DSI & ESP Upgrades project, awarded in June 2015, exhibited the complex challenges of a large-scale coal fleet modernization job with the power plant being NRG’s largest. The scope of work included installation of two new Trona Dry Sorbent Injection units, PDC building foundations, and associated balance of plant equipment and structures. The significant team performance needed to achieve success on a critical compliance-driven power project, was recognized as a 2017 SLCCC Best Practice Award finalist.

“We are honored to be recognized for the hard work and determination set forth throughout both the Boeing Composite Center of Excellence and NRG Powerton projects,” commented Bob Kohlburn, president of MC Industrial. “These SLCCC Best Practices awards are a testament to our firm’s commitment of being a trusted partner and delivering a best-value approach to each of our projects.” 

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.

MC Industrial Honored with Four Recent Safety Awards

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MC Industrial, Inc. was recently honored with four awards in recognition of the construction firm’s outstanding safety and work-hour performance during 2016. The awards presented to MC Industrial include: The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) Thomas J. Reynolds Award, Associated General Contractors Missouri (AGCMO) Construction Project Safety Award, Southern Illinois Builder’s Association (SIBA), Commendation Award, and Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) Excellence Award.

“Safety is the most important thing we do every day,” commented MC Industrial President Bob Kohlburn. “We are committed to ensuring each and every person who comes onto one of our project sites returns home safely. It is an honor to be recognized across our business for these efforts.”

The following outlines the specific safety awards MC Industrial received:

  • TAUC Thomas J. Reynolds Award: Recognized for safety results in Days Away and Restricted Rate of 25% below the Bureau of Labor Statistics national average for the previous year.
  • AGC Construction Project Safety Excellence (CPSE): Recognized for no recordable injuries during the Ameren Rush Island MBO Package project. This project scope was a boiler outage that included replacing the bottom ash hopper and pit with a new submerged flight conveyer.
  • SIBA Safety Commendation Award: Recognized for over 150,000 work-hours and earning 70% below the national average in Lost Time Accidents in 2016.
  • NWIBRT Safety Excellence Award: MC Industrial achieved DAFW, DART and TRIR below the industry averages for the Northwest Indiana regional contractor community for MC Industrial’s NAICS code for the last three years.

“We are very proud of our team for upholding MC Industrial’s strong safety culture and receiving each of these awards,” said Jared Ragsdale, safety director for MC Industrial. “This recognition is a testament to our firm’s rigorous safety program and commitment to the Zero Injury philosophy.”

MC Industrial follows a behavior-based safety program with effective safety processes that produce excellent safety results for the client, MC Industrial and its trade partners. MC Industrial’s safety program applies Managing the Human Element of Safety by enforcing policies and procedures for employees to make the safest choices, while staying proactive in behavior-driven safety goals. The MC Industrial Vital Process (MVP) program is another major portion of MC Industrial’s safety program, involving all employees in identifying and eliminating unsafe behavior. The MVP program allows the team to measure safety performance with a statistical review (leading indicators) and apply mitigation strategies for any identified safety risks.

Among the four awards, MC Industrial’s overall safety program was recognized, as well as its project-specific safety performance on 2016 projects across its three markets served including:

  • Heavy Industrial: Boeing St. Louis Composite Center of Excellence and Arcelormittal FAM Stacker Reclaimer.
  • Power & Renewables: Ameren MBO Package A, First Solar Cal Flats Solar Facility, Silicon Ranch Selmer TN Solar Facility, and Silicon Ranch Hazlehurst GA Solar Facility.
  • Petrochemical: LBC Tank Terminals Ship Dock 4

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace. 

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