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Rasband to lead Michels' West Coast foundations operations

Michels Corporation has hired Lance Rasband to lead its West Coast foundations construction operations. Rasband has more than a decade of experience, including specific knowledge of the unique soil and drilling conditions in the Western United States.

Before joining Michels as Northwest Regional Manager, Rasband was a Project Manager at Malcolm Drilling, guiding an array of significant projects in the transportation and commercial development markets, including the Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement (SR-99 Tunnel) project with up to 1,800 secant piles, tiebacks, dewatering, and ground improvement work. Rasband has also been integral in the development of the oscillator/rotary method of drilled shaft installation on various deep foundation projects up to 12 feet in diameter and more than 200 feet in depth.

In addition to his project-based knowledge and skills, Rasband is an active participant in industry organizations, including the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI).

Michels is supporting its expansion into the West Coast foundations market with specialized equipment and personnel. Services include drilled shafts, secant piles, internal and external braced earth retention systems, jet grouting and dewatering.

A Brownsville, WI-based utility and transportation contractor, Michels has four offices in California and three in Washington to support West Coast operations.

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