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guardrails, drainage structures, dams and canals," the company's
Weeminuche employees have experience in site preparation and
clearing, earthwork and grading, plus drainage and utilities. Its
operators remove dirt by using equipment linked by GPS to establish the right grade and precision. To save time, the company uses
satellites that allow for higher production rates and eliminate the
need for surveyors to be present on-site at all times.
The company also owns more than 400 pieces of heavy construction equipment. That includes motor graders, bulldozers, front-end
loaders, excavators, rock trucks, forklifts and cranes.
Weeminuche removed roughly 5.2 million cubic yards of soil
while preparing to construct a dam near Durango, Colo. A part of the
Animas La Plata Project, building the 276-foot high dam required a
county road to be relocated and rerouted. The project was designed
to help Colorado meet its contractual water obligation to New Mexico and to provide water for irrigators in the southwest corner of La
Colorado shares La Plata River water 50-50 with New Mexico,
but the erratic water flow made fulfilling the obligation a problem.
Now water can be released to the La Plata River a mile away for New
Mexico consumption. Due to the terrain, the construction of the dam
involved much demolition and fill work - along with the relocation
of the county road.
Weeminuche prides itself on its ability to design and build
roadways and develop accurate bids. It strives to keep up with
innovative new procedures and works to improve its building and
control and the family of snakes was moved to a hillside several
miles away from the construction site.
Weeminuche is also known for full-service site construction work.
That includes preparing the site in accordance with the highest
safety standards and industry practices. It also involves clearing the
site and preparing it to meet project specifications, including grading
the earth to suit the build.
company owns more than 400 pieces
of heavy construction equipment.
Weeminuche specializes in above-ground oilfield construction that
includes access roads, well pads, grading and pressure piping. Its
roustabout services include site preparation, repairing pipelines
and laying gravel - as well as general site maintenance and repair.
Since the company owns its own heavy equipment such as bulldozers, it can build roads and well pads without contracting out to
As a self-managed oilfield construction company, Weeminuche
promises to take control of site construction and maintenance
activities to keep all employees safe and complete projects on time
and within the budget. In 2014, Weeminuche received an OSHA
Safety Award that is based on the amount of time employees worked
without an injury. The company carries a .80 safety rating.
Weeminuche also places a high value on being responsible to the
environment. Proclaiming "environmental sustainability" as one of
its core values, the company offers to help shut down old wells and
return the land to its natural state.
Another example of how Weeminuche employees care for the
environment occurred during a recent excavation. According to the
company's website, construction workers disturbed a den of rattlesnakes during excavation. The team immediately contacted animal
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