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Civil | IMCO GENERAL CONSTRUCTION INC. – ARLINGTON WWTP A Skilled Contractor K is on upgrading Arlington, treatment »Imco$30working venture that will improveWash.’s wastewatercapacity. plant facility in a million the plant’s overall PHOTOS: WILL AUSTIN THANKS TO ITS COMMITMENT TO LEARNING, IMCO IS GROWING DESPITE THE ECONOMY. BY FERNIE TIFLIS nowledge is power, and for Belligham, Wash.-based Imco General Construction Inc., this old adage has helped it win many projects across a variety of sectors. The general contracting company is active in sectors such as private industrial, departments of transportation and civil. In particular, Imco has more than 30 years of experience working on water treatment facilities. Last spring, the company started work on upgrading Arlington, Wash.’s wastewater treatment plant facility, a $30 million venture that will improve the plant’s overall capacity. The plant – which is the first project in Snohomish County to be paid for in part by federal stimulus money – will help reduce pollution on the Stillaguamish River and Puget Sound. According to city officials, the plant already has reached 85 percent of its capacity, and the expansion should give it sufficient capacity for the next 20 to 25 years. It is scheduled to be completed by June 2011. Project Manager Todd Pike predicts a smooth sailing project completion. “Imco has completed 20-plus wastewater treatment plant projects,” he states. “Since I’ve started here in 2001, the [Arlington] project will be my sixth one in the wastewater treatment plant. Knowledge is the best thing we bring in a project. We understand the time and effort that goes into wastewater projects and we make sure all parts and pieces fit in.” Installing MBRs Other than the typical work that goes into plant upgrades, the most unique addition to Arlington’s plant is the installation of six membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems, which allows for a single sludge-activated treatment process to handle liquids/solids separation on a molecular scale. “The MBR treatment process uses a membrane with pore sizes that are 400th of a micron to draw clean water out of the mixed liquor [dirty water],” Pike explains. “It doesn’t allow anything larger than 400th of a micron to pass through it, so when water passes, it’s clean.” Other project features include expanding the plant’s existing headworks structure from two to three channels. “It will utilize fine screens as an initial treatwww.imcoconstruction.com ment, and it will clean all larger • Project location: Arlington, Wash. debris that comes in,” Pike • Employees: 27 (on-site) notes. “But the largest part of the • Scope: Wastewater treatment plant expansion is really the MBR sysrehabilitation tem. The plant is currently using a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system to do the treatment.” In addition, a new laboratory, office building and equipment –Todd Pike, project manager storage building will be con- Imco General Construction Inc. – Arlington WWTP “Because of our diversity and the knowledge we gained it allows us to be very competitive.” CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
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Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
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