Pump House Enlargement - Montana - PP&L Montana
Abundant with dangerous wildlife and cold winter tempertatures setting in, A-Core of Idaho was contracted by PP&L to enlarge a concrete opening in a pump house on top of the Absarokee Mountain Range. The project required crews from A-Core of Idaho to cut and remove an opening 4 feet thick and approximately 10 feet below grade. The only access to the jobsite was a 1-hour rail car and tram trip that transported A-Core personnel and equipment up the mountain every day. Another challenge the crew faced was the absence of utilities. This remote location fronted us with a huge task to mobilize our equipment and to cut in strict work areas. A safety concious team of dedicated employees compromised conventional cutting methods for more innovative techniques to accomplish the impossible. As a result, the project was completed in just 4 days.