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The company is involved with the expansion
and improvement of the Hardeeville Water
Reclamation Facility in South Carolina.
successful on our projects by keeping them informed of the schedule, helping them with ensuring safe workmanship on our projects
and providing them with information and resources to complete
their work in a timely manner."
Although the majority of the company's projects are hard-bid,
State Utility Contractors often finds itself working for repeat clients
including state transportation departments and other public entities. "We have good relationships with owners and engineers," he
adds. "We are very proud that in 30 years in business we have never
had to go to litigation with any owner with whom we have worked."
diameter concrete flow equalization tank, an equalization basin
pump station, two oxidation ditches, two 85-foot diameter secondary clarifiers and several process pumps. The project is broken into
two phases, with the first concluding in September 2018 and the
second ending in January 2019.
A Record of Success
Two ongoing projects demonstrate State Utility Contractors' commitment to quality. The company in June 2015 began relocating 100,000
linear feet of sewer and water utility pipe to accommodate the
Monroe Bypass Expressway, now under construction. The expressway extends nearly 20 miles from U.S. Route 74 near Interstate 485 in
Mecklenburg County, N.C. to U.S. 74 between the towns of Wingate
and Marshville in Union County, N.C.
State Utility Contractors' $13.7 million contract with Monroe Bypass
Constructors LLC through the North Carolina Department of Transportation includes removing abandoned mains while relocating existing
water and sewer mains. The company is coordinating its efforts with
multiple towns as well as with three different grading contractors,
each of which is coordinating a different segment of the project.
"Our challenge is to supply enough crews to stay in front of those
contractors," Brown says. "Instead of each contractor hiring their own
utility subcontractor, they are confident that we can stay ahead of
them and meet the schedule." The project is slated for completion
The company in October 2016 began work on a $25.9 million
expansion and improvement of the Hardeeville Water Reclamation
Facility in Hardeeville, S.C. The project includes installing a 120-foot
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