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Undoing Isaias' damage

Posted on August 25, 2020

Electrical power is easily taken for granted until it goes out. In that second, most realize how necessary it is to life. That’s why 325 of our people spent about two weeks rebuilding the power[..]

Restoring power in Iowa

Posted on August 19, 2020

Our dedicated electrical power crews mobilized quickly to help those affected by a derecho that severely damaged Iowa on Aug. 10. By working long days since the day the storm hit, about 250 of our[..]

Building a pipeline in East Texas

Posted on July 21, 2020

This is what it looks like when Michels works in the Lone Star State. We mobilized 385 people and 350 pieces of equipment to East Texas to build 22 miles of 30-inch pipeline.

Deep Foundation Drilling Shafts to Bridge the Mississippi

Posted on May 21, 2020

The Project Michels met the challenge of the Mighty Mississippi when called upon to install shafts for a new bridge carrying eight lanes of traffic over the river on Interstate-74 between Bettendorf,[..]

90 days to complete foundation construction in Chicago's West Loop

Posted on May 8, 2020

The new home to McDonald’s Corporation’s world headquarters, the 9-story commercial building located on the old Harpo Studios property at 110 N. Carpenter in Chicago’s West Loop,[..]

4 ways to build around and under an active bridge structure

Posted on April 24, 2020

In the heart of Chicago, the Wolf Point property in city of big shoulders’ posh River North neighborhood was the subject of many development proposals over the years. Finally in 2012, plans[..]

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 record

Posted on November 14, 2019

Michels continues to extend the possibilities of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) by completing a 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[..]

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