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What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Posted on March 9, 2020

Michels is regarded as a leader in Horizontal Directional Drilling, holding multiple world records (including this 2019 record) and having successfully completed projects in all 50 states. What is[..]

2.5-mile horizontal directional drill sets world record

Posted on November 14, 2019

Michels continues to extend the possibilities of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) by completing a world record length drill in North Dakota.

Michels aces challenging earth retention project

Posted on October 14, 2019

Michels provided support, literally, to a project on an Illinois university campus that will ultimately transform a surface parking lot into an athletic field.

Teamwork Key Part of Culvert Rehabilitation

Posted on October 1, 2019

Michels partnered with the city of Palos Hills, IL to rehabilitate a deteriorating culvert. In recent years, the city officials repaired sink holes in the road above the culvert that had been[..]

How does Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) work?

Posted on August 16, 2019

Over time, pipes deteriorate and need to be repaired to prevent leakage and contamination. Commonly called CIPP in the industry, Cured-In-Place Pipe is a trenchless technology used to rehabilitate a[..]

2 directional drilling projects start at one site

Posted on August 12, 2019

The Michels Directional Crossings team is completing an unusual feat in the Philadelphia area by working on two Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) projects from one site.

Michels bridge construction capabilities honored

Posted on May 16, 2019

Michels recently received two top awards for reconstructing the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn. The Mill Basin Bridge is one of seven bridges on the Belt Parkway reconstruction project, which received[..]

Michels builds secant walls for underground substation

Posted on May 14, 2019

Big things are happening on a small site in Milwaukee, WI's  Historic Third Ward. Michels is installing 214 30-inch-diameter secant piles and 200 driven pipe piles, and excavating more than 7,000[..]

Curved tunnel extends limits of microtunneling

Posted on December 3, 2018

Congratulations to our crew and project partners for extending the limits of microtunneling technology. Michels completed an exceptional 470-foot drive under the Tualatin River in Tualatin, OR in less[..]

Blacklick tunnel reaches milestone

Posted on October 9, 2018

Congratulations to our crews, partners and customer for the successful completion of the final drive on the 4.5-mile Blacklick Creek Interceptor Sanitary Sewer tunnel three months ahead of schedule.[..]

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