Maine Drilling And Blasting Engaged In New Railway Construction Project

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Gardiner, MN ( October 5, 2012 - USA ,5th Oct. 2012 - One of the most extensively experienced and widely trusted commercial drilling and blasting company in the US-Maine Drilling and Blasting is now lending its expertise and services in the railway construction project, Fairfield Metro project in Fairfield, Connecticut. The company is already drawing a lot of praise from for their quality of work and dedication towards the job from the Fairfield construction industry.

Started as a small kitchen run business many years back, Maine Drilling and Blasting is now an industry leader with offices and operations across many cities of the country. They have earned a reputation as one of the safest, most experienced blasting and drilling companies in the Northeast. They also offer many specialty services like Rock Bolting, Hoe Ramming, Engineering, Public Relations, Pre-Blast Surveys, Packaged and Bulk Explosive Distribution.

"The blasting was located anywhere from 400 feet to 20 feet from the tracks." said the Bill Purington, President and CEO of Maine Drilling and Blasting. "The task offered many challenges. There were 45-foot cuts within 100 feet of the tracks. There were 30-foot cuts within 12 feet of a new bridge abutment. We were asked to make sure that our rock blasting work does not cause any disturbance or hindrance whatsoever in the smooth flow of the daily train traffic. Care was also required to protect Metro-North's structures, UI's towers, or the new bridge from any blasting damage. This is where our years of expertise came in handy! I am happy to report that we will soon be reaching the 70% completion milestone. The operations till now have been incident free and better than anticipated. Cheers to team MD and B!"

This project that Maine Drilling and Blasting is handling involves the drilling and blasting of approximately 90,000 yards of mass rock and 4,000 yards of structure rock. This will then be used for a new train station parking lot and future building pad. With an estimated 225-250 trains pass by daily, the operations had to be timed perfectly, with minimum damage being caused to the already existing infrastructure in the vicinity.

"We've worked with other blasting and drilling companies, but when Metro North heard that MD Drilling & Blasting was going to be the d&b contractor on the project, we were very happy. The procedures they submitted for our review and approval are always timely and complete. More importantly, they've always kept us well informed of progress on a day-to-day basis, and we know the quality of their work will be top-notch!" said Dave Willard, P.E., Ast. Director - Structural Engineering, Metro North Railroad.

For more information about the services of Maine Drilling and Blasting or the current projects they are involved in, please visit the website

About The Company

Maine Drilling and Blasting is one of the most experienced blasting and drilling companies in the north eastern United States. Since their inception 45 years ago, they have performed over one million controlled blasts for highways, site development, quarries, houses lots, utilities and marine work. The company maintains offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, with the emphasis on local service. They also offer various specialty services relating to the rock blasting industry for their clients.

Contact Information

Maine Drilling and Blasting
Address: 423 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: 800-370-2338, 207-582-2338


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