News from Peckham
When working in the highly congested areas of New Jersey- where space is limited, alternative off-site parking is nonexistent and a mere detour or road closure sign is simply not an option, strategic staging may be the only solution to accommodate the customer’s parking needs during the reclamation process. Avionic Instruments LLC Located in Avenel, NJ, is world-renowned in advanced power and control technology for military, commercial, and government customer base. With approximately 200 employees and a 5,200 square-yard parking lot, the Avionics project tasked our team with maintaining adequate employee parking throughout the project.
After a preliminary discussion with the owner, the engineer, and the general contractor, the objective was to complete the project in two complete phases (requiring two mobilizations). Phase 1: entrance lane and the right half of the parking lot and Phase 2: left half of the parking lot and the exit lane. This was all in effort to maintain employee parking. The installation of new storm drains challenged the grader operator with extensive pitch adjustments which made it necessary to reclaim the entire parking lot as one phase, and possibly creating a crisis for parking.
The result; employee parking was virtually uninterrupted. The employees used the exit lane to access the parking lot while we reclaimed and stabilized the entrance lane and straight to the back of the parking lot. Once this area was completed, the employees used this area for temporary parking which to our surprise, accommodated the employees while we reclaimed the parking lot.
Customer satisfaction is a function of quality workmanship, and in our business quality workmanship lends to how well we can accommodate the needs of the customer from start up to project completion.
The New Jersey Crew delivered just that.
Gene Vinson, Reclamation LLC
All Great Achievements Require Time
Since 1973, Mr. Gary Wallace has been an invaluable employee of Peckham Materials Corp. Throughout the ups and downs this industry has seen, there has been one guy we could depend on – Gary. Alongside his late brother Jake, who was our “old school” quarry superintendent, Gary has worked with us for decades. Forty four years later, we couldn’t be happier (and sadder) for Gary to go off and enjoy retirement. We are sad to see you go, but happy to have been able to grow old together over the past decades.
Peter Simoneau, Peckham Materials Corp.
In September, we paved our way through the Village of Millbrook’s heart. Maple Ave. was in dire need of a Mill and Fill, and our subsidiaries, Peckham Materials Corp. of Pleasant Valley and Peckham Road Corp. came out to get the job done. We supplied our paving division with superpave, for a super job, and 8 hours later, we were 1 ½” out and 1 ½” laid down! The residents, Highway Super and even the Mayor took a literal note to a job well done!
Kevin McCarthy, Peckham Materials Corp.
Highway Superintendent of the Town of Kingsbury was prepared to pave a light industrial park, until he spoke to us. The park had pre-existing conditions due to high truck traffic- moderate to slight deflection with a poor subbase and faced the typical municipal issue. How can it be fixed, while maintaining a budget and not causing a ton of inconvenience to the residents and travelers who needed to use the park? He needed a solution and we helped- with Full Depth Reclamation.
Our Reclamation division came in and pulverized, restabilized using foamed asphalt and reprofiled the existing road base. Peckham Road Corp, our paving division then came in and overlayed the new base with 2” of Type 6 pavement supplied from our Hudson Falls facility. The town was extremely happy, and although the process cost a bit more, the life expectancy of the road was extended which means less mill and fill and more smooth driving ahead.
Kenneth Luskin, Peckham Materials Corp.
Some people roll with the punches, but us, we roll with the barrels. When Deerfield Wind Farm needed ready mix concrete from our Wilmington, VT plant not even 10 years of being idle, and hurricane Irene blowing through in 2011 could stop us. We rebuilt and upgraded by way of preparation, dedication, our incredible staff, and as a result we were up and running in no time. Just because we were ready to start, doesn’t mean we were there just yet.
Since this is the first and only wind farm in the country on land owned by the US Forest Service, we still had a lot of mountains to climb- literally! The project involved miles of narrow, steep rough terrain to get to the pour site. We were practically off-roading with fully loaded concrete mixers! Off-road, or not, we got it done. We handled all phases of the project from sitework, mudslabs, pedestals, a bridge, and bases for 80 meter high wind turbines. With the project now completed, we know the risk was well worth the reward!
Daniel Dearstyne, William E. Dailey, Inc.
On September 17, 2017 we strutted our stuff down RT 44, from Traver Road all the way down to the Pleasant Valley Town Hall. The Parade was to commence the end Pleasant Valley weekend, which includes amusements, events, car shows, activities, and of course a parade! We took off with our Peckham gear on, banner, loaders and our most valued treasure, our employees and their families. Once we finished marching along, the loaders were parked the kids (and the adults too) came by to explore and sit in the equipment. We are so proud to be a part of the Pleasant Valley community, as many of us not just work here, but live here to!
Cricket Valley Energy Center is a fully-permitted approximately 1,100 megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired power plant now under construction in an industrially-zoned site off Route 22 in Dover, New York. For a number of years, we’ve waited patiently for Cricket Valley Energy, the Town of Dover, members of the various regulatory communities and the residents of Dover to come to agreement and approval to start Project. After they have carefully navigated the concerns of each party, the start of construction was marked this summer as contractors were hired to do site-work clean-up, land clearing and the installation/repair of roadways and the entranceway from Route 22.
The natural gas-fired facility will use state-of-the-art, environmentally-responsible combustion turbine technology, and will be among the most efficient energy producers in New York, with the ability to generate electricity for nearly one million homes. The 193-acre property, located at 2241 Route 22, has existing energy infrastructure, including electric power lines and a natural gas pipeline, as well as a substantial tree buffer that will minimize visual and sound impacts. The location provides an important opportunity for economic revitalization, creating jobs and tax revenue for the Town of Dover. These factors combine to make it a smart site for Cricket Valley Energy Center’s clean-burning natural gas power plant.
The potential economic impact of the project is significant. The project’s annual tax payment is estimated to be $3.3 million, escalating to approximately $7.9 million which will be spread among the school district, town, county, and state.
PMC was a chosen supplier of construction aggregates for the start of the project and has plans to work with various contractors and supply a large portion of the construction aggregate requirements for the project. We wish all a successful project and hope that this is the first of many projects in a larger initiative to revitalize a once proud but recently depressed economy.
Location: 2241 Route 22, Dover Plains.
Output: 1,100 megawatts.
Generator: Natural-gas fired, combined cycle. Combined cycle plants use waste heat from the natural-gas turbine to power a steam turbine.
Cost: $1.54 billion.
First proposed: 2009.
Completion expected: Early 2020.
Construction jobs: 1,100 at peak, 500 on average.
Permanent jobs: Between 25 and 30.
Peckham Road Corp. recently completed 8.3 miles of cold-in-place recycling on Route 159. The NYSOGS project was in the Town of Duanesburg in Schenectady County. The project was over 150,000 SY and the crew knocked it out in under 9 days. Approximately 900 tons of liquid asphalt was supplied from the PARCO terminal in Athens. With a lot of CIPR work let this season, the key factor with this operation has been mobilization. The Peckham Road crew, along with some excellent truck drivers, makes it happen extremely quickly. This has allowed us to increase our production tremendously as we are constantly on the move! With all the recent Quick Quotes coming out from NYSDOT, it looks like it will be a race to the end of the season. The crew has a number of large jobs coming up, one in the Finger Lakes region and another in the Washington County Town of Jackson, and we expect a very busy fall!
Peter Simoneau, Peckham Industries Inc.