Road Closure Details: On Wednesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 27, the Seward Highway will be CLOSED between MP 102 and 105 from 10:00pm to 5:00am.
Dear Valued Clients and Subcontracting Partners,
Our offices and jobsites will remain open at this time. Our goal is to provide the safest work environment possible while ensuring that we support the needs of the community.
The Municipality recently issued an Emergency Order to “Hunker Down” to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Additionally the State issued a Health Alert regarding Travel.
These are provided below:
State of Alaska
We reviewed this information and determined that both Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. and Mass Excavation, Inc. provide critical services to our community and are hence exempt.
We will continue to improve how we conduct business within the confines of COVID-19.
Our actions will continue to be guided by Safety, Integrity, Partnerships and Excellence.
Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. and Mass Excavation are excited to team with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the Polar Bear Jump in Seward!
With help from you and others like you, we have raised over $1,000,000 for ACS since 2008. We want to give you the opportunity to support this event & charity, and to help fight cancer.We all know people touched by this terrible illness in both our personal and professional lives. We want to support our colleagues and loved ones affected by this terrible disease.
Donating to the Polar Bear Jump is one way to celebrate beating cancer, one way to remember those taken by cancer, and one way to fight back against cancer. Cancer is still the number one cause of death in Alaska. Your support for our team proves how effective our construction community can be.
The success of the Polar Bear Jump ensures that cancer research and services for Alaskan cancer patients and their families is delivered. Please join Davis and Mass Excavation once again in the fight against cancer!
Click on link below to donate!
The State of Alaska Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence is presented to organizations demonstrating distinction in the following: safety and health of their personnel, the environment, assets and reputation that demonstrates and promotes superior corporate citizenship.
Mass Excavation, Inc. is proud to be a 2018 recipient. The team was honored at a luncheon on April 3, 2019.
Some examples of our commitment to reduce risk to employees include the following:
In late 2018, Mass Excavation held a “Best Safety Idea or Product” contest. We challenged each employee with submitting an idea. Responses included LED safety vests and refreshing all of the ladder safety signage. The winning idea was to incorporate fold up ladders into each of our pick-up trucks, to ensure that individuals do not have to jump in and out of the beds. The repetitive damage and nature of jumps from over 4 foot should reduce injuries to our staff. All who submitted ideas were thanked and recognized with the winner taking home a Yeti cooler.
During the 11/2018 earthquake, our shop team noted that the crane left the rails multiple times- while actively loaded. Post-earthquake, we had the entire crane system re-inspected so that the shop could safely use it without worry of broken welds or internal damage.
Reduced risk to the employee is also accomplished through the purchase of the right tool for the right job. Recent purchases include a dedicated track press, smog hog and screens for the 100 ton press. Prior to our track press, employees would use a sledgehammer and heat to dislodge the track pins on our heavy equipment. Hammering and heat allowed hot shards of steel to come off of the pins during removal and increase the possibility of worker injury, the track press reduces that risk. The smog hog takes welding fumes and smoke away from staff. The press screens prevent flying objects from leaving the work area, preventing injury to others working in adjacent areas.
We are also in the process of replacing all of our extension cords to 100ft 10gauge cords that incorporate cord lock technology on the female side. The cord lock boxes allow a sealed space for extending the range of small tools. The seal prevents shock from water and reduces cord damage to the ground side.
A refreshed safety video, available via the web and forwarded to all current employees, is also screened for each new hire.
Davis Constructors & Engineers and Mass Excavation successfully defended their title and participated in the MATHCOUNTS neon bowling fundraiser over Presidents’ Day weekend. The funds raised helps children improve their attitude about math and other problem solving techniques! The tournament proceeds helped support MATHCOUNTS through Alaska Engineering and Education Foundation (AEEF). If you want to learn more about MATHCOUNTS programs and how you can get involved click here.
Mass Excavation, Inc. and Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc. recently honored four employees for ten years of service. The 2019 inductees to the “10 year” club include: Mike Sanger, John Ridout, Shawn Cleary and Jason Lindsey.
Pictured below, the “10 year” crew:
James Murrell, Craig Worrell, Luke Blomfield, Kirk Waggoner, Jason Lindsey, Jed Shandy, Mike Sanger, John Ridout, Darla Hall, Carla Day, Kathleen Hendershot, Dean Cagle, Julie Lamp-Reece, Jon Bush, Shawn Cleary and Carl Swanson.
Jed Shandy, Mike Sanger, John Ridout, Shawn Cleary, Jason Lindsey and Luke Blomfield.
Read about shop safety hazards in the newly posted article from Construction Equipment Magazine. Link posted below.
Read the full article – AEMP News!