Spring has arrived early and with a strong back log of work, our 16th construction season is roaring ahead. Over the past year we have made great strides on several projects including Marshalls Creek By- Pass, the Honesdale CSO sewer project, Milford Bushkill Road Reconstruction, the Hawley Silk Mill, the Sterling Business Park, just to name a few. Also during 2011, we were able to aid in several flood relief projects as a result of Tropical Storm Lee in Plymouth, Luzerne County.
One of our multi-year projects, the Marshall’s Creek By-Pass, which will help to alleviate the heavy traffic problems in the Rte 209/402 area is on track for completion in October 2012. A major PENNDOT project underway is the West Montrose Betterment project currently estimated at $7.6 million and is a two year project. Other notable PENNDOT projects in progress are the Rte. 191 and 507 Intersection, Main and Pittston Intersection (Avoca, PA), and Log Tavern Road.
Our stone quarries and asphalt plant have been busy producing PENNDOT approved aggregate for our own projects, as well as, for the local community to purchase. Our quarries produce many different types/sizes of aggregate and asphalt for all your building needs.
With the addition of the Marcellous Shale drilling, we have partnered with Southwest Energy, Hess, Newfield and DTE Energy for well pad site development, water impoundment projects and roadway revitalization.
We are proud to be a family owned and operated business and one of the largest employers in Wayne County. With approximately 225 employees during peak season that logged over 450,000 hours worked last year, our employees are a vital part of the company. We believe in sponsoring safety, health and wellness initiatives, such as employee health fairs and annual flu shots.
Additionally, within our industry, our Vice-President of Engineering/Owner, Thomas Quinnan, is currently serving his term as President of the National Utility Contractors of Pennsylvania. NUCA of PA plays an integral part in lobbying for the underground utility construction industry in Pennsylvania which helps to bring grants, contracts and monies to our local economies to improve our infrastructure.
Our success comes from the orchestration of all of our divisions: bridge and concrete, pipe, asphalt production and paving, trucking, earthwork, blasting, quarries and aggregates, cranes, gas well pad site work, engineering and maintenance. Leeward Construction, Inc. is proud of our diversified and talented staff that works diligently and tirelessly to improve the infrastructure of our communities. Leeward Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer offering strong salaries and a great benefits package.