Projects

Projects

Michels redesigned and used horizontal directional drilling to complete a 2,384-foot crossing of 12-inch STW pipe under the Missouri River.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Glacier Replacement HDD

Montana

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Glacier Replacement HDD

To ensure the existing pipeline remains in compliance with federal regulations to maintain the desired operating pressure, Michels replaced two 20-inch sections of pipeline totaling 3,800 feet, installed a mainline value and performed hydrostatic testing of approximately 5,400 feet of pipeline to confirm class location.

Maintenance & Emergency Repairs

SIAP 270 Class Change

Pennsylvania

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SIAP 270 Class Change

Michels used Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) liners to rehabilitate 2,125 feet of World War II-era cast iron water mains at an airport in Madison, WI.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Dane County Regional Airport Potable Water CIPP

Wisconsin

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Dane County Regional Airport Potable Water CIPP

Michels Direct Pipe contractors employed Direct Pipe to install approximately 860 feet of 48-inch steel pipeline underneath the North Pottstown Pike/Highway 100.

Direct Pipe

North Pottstown Pike Direct Pipe

Pennsylvania

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North Pottstown Pike Direct Pipe

Michels completed the 790 foot installation of a 42-inch steel pipeline for the Mariner East II project utilizing the Direct Pipe method.

Direct Pipe

Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

Pennsylvania

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Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

Michels installed 180 feet of a cured in place pipe liner into a 60-inch segmental reinforced concrete culvert to restore its hydraulic integrity and repair areas where concrete was spalling and reinforcing steel was exposed.

Culvert Repair

Manitowoc Culvert Lining

Wisconsin

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Manitowoc Culvert Lining

Michels was contracted to design and install secant shafts as temporary earth retention to allow for the excavation of approximately 71 feet below grade to install a new pump station.

Deep Foundations

Pump Station 4 Reconstruction

Illinois

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Pump Station 4 Reconstruction

Michels performed the removal and replacement of walkway and pier structures along the eastern extent of the De Pere Dam.

Deep Foundations

De Pere Dam Walkway Replacement

Wisconsin

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De Pere Dam Walkway Replacement

Michels performed a CIPP lining project for the Metropolitan Council in Minnesota. The project included the rehabilitation of 3,850 LF of 96" pipe, 144 LF of 72" pipe, and reconstruction of manholes.

Inflow/Infiltration-Grouting-Manholes-Bypass Pumping

North Area Interceptor Phase 9

Minnesota

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North Area Interceptor Phase 9

Michels restored more than a mile of sanitary sewer pipes on the St. Paul Interceptor.

Pipe Rehabilitation

St. Paul Interceptor

Minnesota

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St. Paul Interceptor

Michels completed a complex design-build construction project for the Jacksonville Electric Authority performing horizontal directional drilling (HDD), reaming and pullback operations for a 36" steel water main that spanned 6,575'.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

St. John's River Crossing Design Build

Florida

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St. John's River Crossing Design Build

Michels installed 12 soldier piles for a permanent precast concrete retaining wall.

Foundations

Carter Hotel Demolition

Minnesota

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Carter Hotel Demolition

Michels utilized ultraviolet light (UV) cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe liners to rehabilitate nearly 45,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipes and 138 manholes in Guam, making it among the largest UV projects in the United States.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Northern Interceptor Sewer Rehab

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Northern Interceptor Sewer Rehab

Michels performed a pipe rehabilitation repair of a sewer main that had ruptured in multiple locations.

Pipe Rehabilitation

River Ave Force Main Rehabilitation

Connecticut

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River Ave Force Main Rehabilitation

Michels Foundations was contracted to install drilled shafts to support a newly constructed replacement bridge for a Railway Company in Old Monroe, MO.

Foundations

Old Monroe Railway Bridge

Missouri

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Old Monroe Railway Bridge

Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

210 Water St.

Wisconsin

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210 Water St.

Michels, one of North America's largest deep foundations contractors, built a secant pile structure for an underground power substation at the base of a multi-use building in the city's historic Third Ward.

Deep Foundations

Juneau Town Substation

Wisconsin

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Juneau Town Substation

Michels installed 857 H-piles 60 feet deep to bedrock for a deep foundation system for the R1VER project, a mixed-use waterfront development.

Deep Foundations

R1ver

Wisconsin

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R1ver

Pipe plowing with custom-made plow

Gas Distribution

Creekside Estates Subdivision

Wisconsin

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Creekside Estates Subdivision

<p>The Bakken Missouri River Crossing Project connects an existing compressor station located in the Bakken shale oil fields in Williams County, North Dakota, to a natural gas gathering system located in McKenzie County, North Dakota.</p>

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Bakken Missouri River Crossing

North Dakota

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Bakken Missouri River Crossing

Federal

Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Ford Island

Hawaii

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Ford Island

Emergency Response

Sub 31 to 39 H-Frame Repair

Illinois

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Sub 31 to 39 H-Frame Repair

Michels rehabilitated a deteriorating corrugated metal pipe culvert under a busy roadway. Michels prepared the walls and floor and completed the spray application of 3-inch Millikin Geospray geopolymer mortar to the 128-inch-by-73-inch-by-75-foot culvert. In total, 68,000 pounds of material was mixed and applied.

Culvert Repair

Palos Hills Culvert Rehabilitation

Illinois

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Palos Hills Culvert Rehabilitation

Michels scope of work is to install 242 drilled shafts to support the piers for anew bridge. The installation of the drilled shafts was completed with the simultaneous use of up to four drill rigs. Utilizing barges, 233 drilled shafts were installed in the river. Michels crews also installed 7-foot and 10-foot permanent steel casing into bedrock for each shaft.

Deep Foundations

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Illinois

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Michels developed a diversion plan for Hay Creek to allow a pipeline crew to perform an anomaly dig to repair an imperfection of a high-pressure pipeline that crossed the creek.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Wisconsin

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Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Michels Dewatering group was tasked to design, install and operate a system to divert peak flows of up to 168,000 gallons per minute, or 242 million gallons per day, so that a pipeline could be open cut in dry conditions across the Conotton Creek.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Conotton Creek Diversion

Ohio

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Conotton Creek Diversion

Michels designed, furnished and installed a siphon system to draw down water elevation in a pond impoundment area and maintain upstream river flow during the removal of a high-risk dam. The system consisted of 14 30-inch HDPE siphons, flow-monitoring meters, stainless steel knife gate valves and a priming system.

Bypass Pumping

Boardman Dam removal

Michigan

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Boardman Dam removal

Michels simultaneously rebuilding and widening a 4.4-mile Central and 6.7-mile South segment of the project on a heavily traveled route linking between Chicago and Milwaukee. The roadway is being expanded from three lanes in each direction to four lanes plus widened shoulders.

Paving

I-94 Reconstruction

Wisconsin

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I-94 Reconstruction

Michels constructed secant compression ring launch and receiving shafts for a microtunneling project. The launch shaft was comprised of 46 intersecting 1-meter-diameter secant piles drilled to a depth of 54 feet. The receiving shaft was comprised of 38 intersecting 1-meter-diameter piles drilled to a depth of 52 feet.

Deep Foundations

Conduit 16 launch and receiving shafts

Colorado

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Conduit 16 launch and receiving shafts

Michels used geopolymer mortar to rehabilitate 1,800 feet of 90-inch sanitary sewer pipe.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Lucas County Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

Ohio

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Lucas County Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

The Tualatin River microtunnel set a North American record for the tightest curve radius for an 84-inch pipe.

Microtunneling

Tualatin Interceptor and Siphon Improvements Design Build

OR

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Tualatin Interceptor and Siphon Improvements Design Build

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline

Michigan & Ohio

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Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline

Pipe Rehabilitation

New Haven Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

Connecticut

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New Haven Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

Pipe Rehabilitation

Plant CIPP Lining

New Jersey

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Plant CIPP Lining

Direct Pipe

Calumet River Direct Pipe

Illinois

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Calumet River Direct Pipe

Deep Foundations

Yesler Terrace

Washington

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Yesler Terrace

Microtunneling

Columbia Water Supply

Washington

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Columbia Water Supply

Microtunneling

Delco Raw Water Pump Station

Ohio

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Delco Raw Water Pump Station

Microtunneling

Schweitzer Pump House Wet Well & Intake Piping

Minnesota

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Schweitzer Pump House Wet Well & Intake Piping

Michels worked with an East Coast utility company to transform a 240-acre site on top of a closed coal mine into a 230kV electrical substation. Michels constructed 240 7-inch micropiles with rock sockets and drilled 190 shafts with rock sockets.

Power Foundations

Pennsylvania substation

Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania substation

Michels worked from barges to drill shafts to 60 inches in diameter and 17 to 22 feet deep while rebuilding a transmission line toppled by Hurricane Irma.

Emergency Response

Line 4 Rebuild

Florida

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Line 4 Rebuild

Michels installed 27 concrete caisson foundations ranging from 7 to 10 feet in diameter and up to 64 feet in depth and 73 direct embed excavations 5 feet in diameter and up to 36 feet in depth to support Michels' construction of a transmission line.

Power Foundations

Parnell to Williamsburg Transmission Line

Iowa

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Parnell to Williamsburg Transmission Line

Michels trenchlessly installed 1,500 feet of 24-inch natural gas pipeline under a highway, creek and pond in a residential neighborhood.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

North Branch Pipe Replacement

Minnesota

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North Branch Pipe Replacement

Michels installed 36 transmission line caisson foundations that were between 6-7 feet in diameter and 30 feet deep in hard rock conditions.

Deep Foundations

W175 Transmission Line

Massachusetts

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W175 Transmission Line

Michels was part of an integrated joint venture responsible for executive management field supervision and engineering on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority's University Link Light Rail Extension Project.

Earth Retention Systems

University Link Light Rail U230

Washington

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University Link Light Rail U230

Michels was the prime contractor for the construction of the DePere to Suamico, portion of USH 41 from Orange Lane to Glory Road.

Aggregates

US Highway 41 Mainline DePere

Wisconsin

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US Highway 41 Mainline DePere

Michels installed 53 caissons in Massachusetts.

Deep Foundations

Cabot Tap Line Rebuild

Massachusetts

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Cabot Tap Line Rebuild

Michels performed subgrade preparation and paving.

Sugarloaf Substation

New York

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Sugarloaf Substation

Michels performed multiple operations while reconstructing a road for Oneida Nations.

Road Building

Site One Reconstruction

Wisconsin

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Site One Reconstruction

This Michels project consists of building 38 miles of transmission line as well as rebuilding nine miles of existing line in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Foundations

New England East-West Solutions

Massachusetts and Rhode Island

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New England East-West Solutions

Michels repaired the ground support systems along approximately 160 feet of wharf wall located southwest of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Headquarters parking lot.

Aggregates

MMSD Wharf Wall

Wisconsin

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MMSD Wharf Wall

Michels performed inbound and outbound structure construction.

Earth Retention Systems

Lake Shore Drive

Illinois

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Lake Shore Drive

Michels built 458 secant piles and 100 caissons in 90 days for a 10-story, 600,000-square-foot building on the site of the new McDonald's corporate headquarters.

Deep Foundations

110 N Carpenter

Illinois

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110 N Carpenter

Michels Corporation completed a deep foundations package for a rail bridge to carry the Rock Island Metra tracks over tracks used by Amtrak and freight trains, eliminating at grade crossings.

Earth Retention Systems

Metra Flyover Bridge

Illinois

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Metra Flyover Bridge

Michels performed site preparation for a new storm water detention basin.

North 30th Street Wet Weather Relief

Wisconsin

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North 30th Street Wet Weather Relief

Michels performed the environmental restoration of 155 acres within Jackson Park in Chicago.

Jackson Park Restoration

Illinois

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Jackson Park Restoration

The HZ Wind project in Iowa is a project consisting of Wind turbines on 70m and 80m tower sections.

Electrical Installation

HZ Windfarm Iowa

Iowa

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HZ Windfarm Iowa

Michels removed the Wright and MacArthur Woods dams on the Des Plaines River, and stabilized and restored the associated banks

Bypass Pumping

Des Plaines Dam Removal

Illinois

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Des Plaines Dam Removal

Michels performed a dam removal and river restoration project on the Kalamazoo River in Ceresco, Michigan.

Marine Construction

Ceresco Dam Removal and Restoration

Michigan

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Ceresco Dam Removal and Restoration

Michels was the prime contractor for the reconstruction of King Court and construction of Beechtree Lane.

Beechtree Lane/ King Court

Wisconsin

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Beechtree Lane/ King Court

Michels was the prime contractor for the major reconstruction of STH 67, Summit Avenue located in Oconomowoc, WI.

Aggregates

State Highway 67 Oconomowoc

Wisconsin

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State Highway 67 Oconomowoc

Michels excavated more than 166,000 lineal feet of 3-4 foot deep trenches for 16 solar farm sites at various locations throughout Minnesota.

Aurora Solar

Minnesota

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Aurora Solar

Michels built 3.8 miles of 230kV triple-bundle transmission line to connect the Lackawanna substation to a new substation.

Electrical Installation

Lackawanna Transmission Line

Pennsylvania

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Lackawanna Transmission Line

New construction consisted of installation of a pre-cast culvert bridge and associated roadway along with tank trail parallel to the new roadway and reconstruction, contouring and planting of new wetlands.

USACE/Government Projects

Alderwood Dam Bridge

Wisconsin

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Alderwood Dam Bridge

Michels rehabilitated a deteriorated culvert beneath the coal pile of an active power plant. Joint repairs on the culvert were completed prior to the application of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) wrap to reinforced and strengthened the existing culvert structure.

Bypass Pumping

84" Wabash Culvert Repair

Indiana

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84" Wabash Culvert Repair

Michels furnished and installed hundreds of soldier piles, permanent grouted anchors and 85,000 square feet of lagging for permanent earth retention along the Zoo Interchange.

Aggregates

Zoo Interchange Phase I

Wisconsin

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Zoo Interchange Phase I

Michels was the concrete paving subcontractor for the construction of the Highway 26 Janesville - Fort Atkinson Road Interchange Project.

Aggregates

State Highway 26

Wisconsin

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State Highway 26

Michels managed construction of the Airport Spur project as part of a joint venture.

Aviation

Airport Spur Mainline

Wisconsin

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Airport Spur Mainline

Michels was construction manager for a project which included construction of the 38th Street ventilation facility, trail track tunnels and cross passages, Grand Central Terminal interlocking caverns, portions of the Grand Central Terminal main station caverns, escalator shaft interfaces and access tunnels.

Tunneling

Manhattan South Structures

New York

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Manhattan South Structures

Michels is part of an integrated joint venture, responsible for the executive management, areas of field supervision, and heading engineer positions on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority's Northgate Link Extension Project.

Electrical Installation

North Gate Extension Light Rail N125

Washington

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North Gate Extension Light Rail N125

Michels set up a portable recycle crushing plant at Mitchell International Airport to convert a decommissioned runway into base material for a new one.

Aviation

Mitchell International Airport

Wisconsin

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Mitchell International Airport

Michels managed the construction of the Mitchell Interchange reconstruction mega project as part of a joint venture.

Paving

Mitchell Interchange

Wisconsin

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Mitchell Interchange

Michels is preforming work in a joint venture with Halmar International for the removal of an existing drawbridge and replacement with a permanent bridge that has twice the clearance for marine traffic.

Mill Basin Bridge

New York

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Mill Basin Bridge

Michels is the Prime Contractor for the construction of the STH 94-142 Interchange project.

Aggregates

Interstate Highway 94

Wisconsin

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Interstate Highway 94

Michels used a specialized tool mounted to a track hoe to install 960,000 lineal feet of wick drain on the Highway 41-441 corridor expansion project.

Highway 41-441 Corridor

Wisconsin

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Highway 41-441 Corridor

Michels performed heavy civil earthwork, concrete installation and storm sewer construction for two crossovers linking a taxiway with a runway.

Aviation

Dane County Airport Reconfiguration

Wisconsin

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Dane County Airport Reconfiguration

Michels Corporation constructed an expanded airport apron.

Aviation

Appleton International Airport

Wisconsin

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Appleton International Airport

Michels used microtunneling to build a 485-foot-long, 6-foot diameter tunnel under a major four-lane highway.

Tunneling

Mary Hill Bypass

Canada

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Mary Hill Bypass

Michels installed 400 LF of sheet piling and 992 pipe piles to support construction in downtown Milwaukee.

Deep Foundations

Fiserv Forum

Wisconsin

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Fiserv Forum

Michels replaced a deteriorated articulated concrete pad with 8-inch thick cast-in-place concrete panels.

Marine Construction

Pershing Park Boat Launch

Wisconsin

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Pershing Park Boat Launch

Michels constructed a 1,200-foot slurry trench near the riverward toe of a levee at the south end of the Bois de Sioux Golf Course.

Wahpeton Slurry Trench

North Dakota

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Wahpeton Slurry Trench

Michels was the prime contractor, and managed and constructed the piping and mechanical scopes and pump installation.

Facilities Construction

Facility Construction

Texas

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Facility Construction

Michels installed 64 micropiles to construct a deep foundation system for an existing parking garage.

Foundations

Parking Garage

Wisconsin

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Parking Garage

Michels built caissons and installed H-pipes for the Torrence Avenue Bridge along the Grand Calumet River.

Deep Foundations

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Illinois

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IDOT Torrence Avenue

Michels worked in close proximity to live freight and pedestrian rail traffic and overhead rail signal lines to construct a temporary pedestrian train platform.

Foundations

Train Platform

Illinois

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Train Platform

Michels designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live Metra and Union Paci&#64257;c rail lines.

Foundations

Metra Lombard Station

Illinois

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Metra Lombard Station

Michels installed 17 miles of electric and signal cables, conduits and splice boxes along Amtrak rail lines from Trenton to North Brunswick, NJ.

Rail Plowing

Railway Improvement Project

New Jersey

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Railway Improvement Project

Michels designed and installed steel containment casing at both ends of the crossing.

Fiber Optic Networks

Potomac River Innerducts

Virginia

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Potomac River Innerducts

Michels performed the installation and conversion of 300-miles of electric overhead to underground.

Fiber Optic Networks

System Modernization Reliability

Wisconsin

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System Modernization Reliability

Michels installed a 4,000-foot land-to-land and a 1,600-foot water-to-land installation of 16-inch pipe.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Salem Lateral

Massachusetts

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Salem Lateral

Michels completed a record setting horizontal directional drill (HDD) installation of an 18-inch diameter steel gas pipeline of 12,459 feet.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Houston Ship Channel

Texas

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Houston Ship Channel

Michels used the Direct Pipe methodology to install a 48-inch gas pipeline under the Rio Grande and the border between the United States and Mexico.

Direct Pipe

Rio Grande border crossing

Texas

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Rio Grande border crossing

Michels used Direct Pipe methodology to complete two installations on a pipeline project in Texas.

Direct Pipe

Sweeny Midstream Spread D

Texas

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Sweeny Midstream Spread D

Michels installed 7,000 feet of 2-inch conduit in a utility tunnel system in Minnesota.

Fiber Optic Networks

Cell phone network upgrade

Minnesota

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Cell phone network upgrade

Michels installs a 39-inch cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner to rehabilitate a sewer line.

Inflow/Infiltration-Grouting-Manholes-Bypass Pumping

1-MN-341 Interceptor Rehabilitation

Minnesota

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1-MN-341 Interceptor Rehabilitation

Michels engineered, procured and constructed a 230kV/115kV subtation in upstate New York.

Substations

Eastover Road Substation EPC

New York

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Eastover Road Substation EPC

Mainline Pipeline

Flanagan South Pipeline

IL & MO

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Flanagan South Pipeline

Michels constructed 80 miles of 10" steel mainline pipeline.

Mainline Pipeline

Vantage Pipeline

North Dakota

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Vantage Pipeline

Michels has the resources internally to self-perform the entire station construction project - mechanical, electrical, civil and painting.

Facilities Construction

Line 210 A, B & C Relocation at Cordelia Station

California

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Line 210 A, B & C Relocation at Cordelia Station

Michels installed 55 miles of 345-kV double and single circuit conductor lines.

Transmission Lines

WETT Segments 2 & 6 345kV Transmission Line

Texas

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WETT Segments 2 & 6 345kV Transmission Line

Michels installed approximately 250 miles of high voltage 345-kV AC transmission line.

Transmission Lines

Center-Grand Forks 345 kV Transmission Line

Minnesota and North Dakota

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Center-Grand Forks 345 kV Transmission Line

Michels constructed a 24.6-megawatt wind farm is located northeast of Healy, Alaska. Eva Creek is the largest wind farm in the state.

Wind Power

Eva Creek Wind Farm

Alaska

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Eva Creek Wind Farm

Michels was part of a joint adventure that constructed a 5-mile long, 15-foot diameter tunnel under San Francisco Bay.

Tunneling

Bay Tunnel

California

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Bay Tunnel

Michels constructed 21 miles of 52' wide rural freeway concrete paving.

Paving

U.S. Highway 41 Mainline

Wisconsin

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U.S. Highway 41 Mainline

Michels installed caissons on a small site along the in downtown Chicago. The caissons ranged in diameter from 4 to 6 feet and were drilled to an average depth of 90 feet.

Deep Foundations

River Point Plaza

Illinois

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River Point Plaza

Michels built 4.3 miles of stone dike ranging from 4 to 8 feet high on the Green Bay lake bed to reconstruct the Cat Islands Chain.

Federal

Cat Islands

Wisconsin

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Cat Islands

Michels used direct pipe to install a 48-inch gas pipe under the Rio Grande River.

Spur Pipeline

Texas

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Spur Pipeline

Michels used cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners to rehabilitate sewer and water lines.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Sewer Relining

Wisconsin

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Sewer Relining

Michels constructed 371-miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma.

Mainline Pipeline

Gulf Coast Pipeline

Texas and Oklahoma

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Gulf Coast Pipeline

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