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Adding Value in a Hard Bid Market

Pacific Pile & Marine was recently named apparent low bidder on the Portage Cove Harbor Expansion project. The Haines Borough staff say they are pleasantly surprised by bids for construction on the first phase of the small boat harbor expansion. “We thought we had about $15 million for construction. Pacific Pile came in with all the […]

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Former Scott Paper Mill Restoration

Anacortes, WA – In 2005, WA’s Governor and the state legislature created the Puget Sound Initiative to clean up, preserve and restore Puget Sound by 2020. The former Scott Paper Mill site in Anacortes was identified as a major project in the cleanup program. A comprehensive cleanup strategy was needed to address the site. For nearly 100 years, the […]

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Unalaska Upgrades

Unalaska, AK – Alaska’s commercial fishing fleet faces some of the most rugged weather in the world.  Unalaska ranks second on the list of the top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds, up to 60-knots, 30-ft waves, and 250 days of rain each year making construction a challenge, which is no exception for construction of a new boat […]

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GPS Makes the Difference

Anacortes, WA – Until the late 1970’s, the northwestern town of Anacortes was home to the Scott Paper Co. pulp mill. After shutting down and going through a series of demolitions, several other businesses operated at that location until 2000 when contaminated soil was discovered at the site. Through a series of investigations and testing, […]

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Paper Mill Cleanup

Fidalgo Bay, WA – The Scott Paper Mill cleanup was included in Gov. Christine Gregoire’s Puget Sound Initiative to clean up the region’s waters by 2020 in conjunction with Ecology’s Model Toxics Control Act. The port, which owns the northern end of the property, Kimberly-Clark, which purchased Scott Paper Company in 1995, and MJB Properties, which purchased the […]

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Breakwater Construction

Skawgay, AK – The Skagway harbor has been a tourist destination for decades with berths for five cruise ships up to 1,000 feet in length. During the cruise season, these ships disembark nearly 10,000 visitors a day. The Municipality of Skagway forecasted an increase in future tourism and was planning to expand the harbor. Plans were halted due to […]

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GPS Positioning

Anacortes, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine uses GPS positioning software to ensure accuracy of material removal and installation. Topcon X63 3D machine control was used during the installation of two breakwaters for a waterfront remediation project in Anacortes, WA. The project was a shoreline cleanup project consisting of contaminated dredging and removal and an environmental cap with […]

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