Company News & Stories
Jul 31, 2020
Cofferdam constructed for Opus Logistics Center's new storm drain pump station
Jan 08, 2019
Helical Drilling used ABI Mobilram equipment for shoring and foundation in Winchester, MA.
May 15, 2017
Chosen for its ability to efficiently drive a variety of piling types while working in very tight spaces, the ABI Mobilram from Hammer & Steel is key to Central Florida's I-4 Ultimate highway expansion project.
Sep 29, 2016
ABI Mobilram installs shoring system to halt creek erosion in Omaha, Nebraska.
May 26, 2016
Scheltzke grout plant, purchased from Hammer & Steel, was used in installation of grouted micropiles.
Mar 21, 2016
Hammer & Steel supplied an ABI Vibratory Hammer and sheet piles that was used at a unique inside job site.
Sep 16, 2015
Hammer & Steel provided a Delmag RH 12 drill rig for a jobsite with low head room due to power lines.
Sep 04, 2015
The ABI Mobilram TM 13/16 rig was used to drive steel sheet pile for the construction of a new train station in Fairfield, CA.
Aug 17, 2015
Two ABI Mobilrams are being utilized to complete work on a gas pipeline in Fremont, California.
Jun 01, 2015
Cattle were herded and saved near Hammer & Steel's Texas location.
Apr 16, 2015
Admire Construction rented an ABI BA 2200 Excavator Mounted Auger for environmental cleanup project.
Feb 25, 2015
Case Pacific purchased two Comacchio drill rigs and rented others for a large construction project in California.
Jan 02, 2015
Steel sheet piling was provided by Hammer & Steel, Inc. to fix a giant sinkhole opening underneath the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum.
Jun 25, 2014
Hammer and Steel, Inc. provides ABI Mobilram Systems in conjunction with Comacchio and Delmag Drill Rigs in Brooklyn.
Apr 21, 2014
Over 325 tons of steel sheet piling was used for the SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) system.
Feb 04, 2014
Visit Hammer & Steel at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG to view the TM 12/15 and TM22 ABI Mobilram Systems.
Jan 28, 2014
The contractor Ellington Cross has chosen Hammer & Steel Inc., ABI’s sales and service partner in the U.S., as a supplier of piling equipment for the Charleston County, South Carolina (SC) School Districts project.
Jan 27, 2014
Visit Hammer & Steel at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 from March 4-8, 2014 (Booth: Platinum Lot, #P8854) to view Comacchio Anchor Drilling Rigs and High Frequency Drifters.
Jan 16, 2014
Visit Hammer & Steel at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 from March 4-8, 2014 (Booth: Platinum Lot, #P8854) to view Soiltek S60 Drilling Rigs.
Jan 10, 2014
Visit Hammer & Steel at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 from March 4-8, 2014 (Booth: Platinum Lot, #P8854).
Oct 03, 2013
Visit Hammer & Steel's booth at CONEXPO 2014 to see the latest pile driving and drilling equipment.
Oct 02, 2013
The new Comacchio drill rig equipment is off to a strong start for Hammer and Steel.
Mar 18, 2013
Hammer & Steel's SoilTek piling rig equipment chosen to tackle the foundation work at the St. Louis MUNY.
Feb 25, 2013
Hammer & Steel Adds Comacchio Line of Ridged and Articulated Hydraulic Crawler Drilling Rigs
Feb 06, 2013
Hammer & Steel, Inc. has announced the opening of its new sales facility in Sparta, New Jersey.
Nov 09, 2012
In December 2010 and March 2011 the company Stroygazconsulting Autostrada put into service two machines in wintery Russia, one DELMAG drilling rig and one BANUT fixed leader mast, for the construction of foundation piles.
Apr 19, 2011
The expansion of the Panama Canal project is underway and is being overseen by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). The project will double the capacity of the Canal by 2014 allowing more and larger ships to pass through.
Oct 22, 2010
The ABI Mobilram is a multi-purpose rig designed for drilling, vibrating, impacting, and pressing piles. The ABI pile driving rig vibrated in the 125 beams in approximately 20 feet deep. Each beam took only a few minutes to drive.
Mar 30, 2010
The BP/Amoco Refinery in Wood River, Illinois, has been a landmark for some 75 years. Although the refinery itself is no longer in operation, the location continues to be important to the community as a future industrial site.
Feb 17, 2010
In terms of budget, scale, and impact, the demolition and rebuilding of the Marquette Interchange in downtown Milwaukee is a huge project. With a total budget of $810 million, it is the most costly highway project ever undertaken in Wisconsin.
Feb 02, 2010
Hammer & Steel customers and equipment are playing a big part in the ongoing improvements at the Metro Waste Water Treatment Plant in St. Paul, Minn. The $200 million project of St. Paul's Metropolitan Council Environmental Services includes construction of a new 300 dry ton per day solids processing facility, with completion scheduled for the end of 2005.
Dec 22, 2009
After his first experience with an ABI Mobilram system, Tim Horswill, owner of Phenco Inc., was so impressed that he now refers to the traditional way of driving sheet piling with a crane and vibratory driver as "the old mentality."
Aug 24, 2009
Every project has its own unique challenges. At State Place, a combination mid- and high-rise condominium in Chicago, Case Foundation Company faced one key hurdle: the existing site conditions. The solution: Dawson's HPH6500 hydraulic-impact hammer.
Aug 04, 2009
When Foundation Service Corp. accepted a job working on an urban renewal project in Des Moines, Iowa, the contractor agreed to abide by a strict requirement: No vibrations on the site. With the help of Hammer & Steel, and the PVE 2316VM high frequency variable moment driver/ extractor system, the job went without a hitch – and without vibrations.
Jun 16, 2009
When work began on a new computer science building at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus, some local construction professionals thought the soil conditions were too tough for piling installation. They didn't know Bob Hughes and his ABI TM 18/22 Mobilram system.
Apr 21, 2009
Jones' company, Barnard Construction Co. of Bozeman, Montana, built about 20 intake and outflow structures in several "playas," or lakes, which serve as natural stormwater retention basins throughout southern Lubbock. The company installed piping to connect the playas, facilitating the flow of excess water during storms and reducing surface flooding.
Nov 11, 2008
There's a first time for everything. For Midwest Foundation Corp. of Tremont, Ill., a project at Lake Taylorville in 2002 marked a first. According to Jim Gilles, vice president of Midwest Foundation, it was the first time the company had been involved in a project that called for galvanized steel sheet piling.
Sep 16, 2008
How big was the expansion of the Houston Fuel Oil Terminals dock area? The project, which involved relocating Barge Dock #1 so that Deep Water Ship Dock #3 could be built in its place, consumed nearly 3,000 tons of steel and about 1,600 wall feet of piling. In other words, it was massive.
Sep 03, 2008
The original Dawson sheet piling threader has long been the only viable option for automatically threading sheet piling sections from the ground. The existing concept developed by Dawson has now been greatly improved with the introduction of the new universal sheet piling threader assembly.
Aug 14, 2008
Hammer & Steel is now stocking Chaparral Steel's PZC series of sheet piling, the latest generation of increasingly efficient sheet piling sections.
Mar 17, 2008
The mobility, accuracy and high production capabilities of the TM-13/16 Mobilram system helped Lakes & Rivers Contracting, Inc. to beat its own production estimates for a job at the Oak Meadows golf course in Addison, Illinois. The ABI Mobilram system offered high performance and finesse for driving the light sheet piling sections without damage. In addition, the system is known for its accuracy.
Oct 31, 2007
Solar energy services provider SunEdison used three ABI Mobilrams to install the framework for a solar power plant in Mosca, Colorado, substantially cutting the time and cost of the project.
Oct 02, 2007
The ceremonial groundbreaking on the Prairie State Energy Campus took place on October 1st, 2007.
Jul 19, 2007
Creative people seek creative solutions. "I've been in the sheet piling business for 25 years," said Mike Jones, territory manager for Hammer & Steel. "This is the first time I've seen sheet piling installed horizontally."
Jun 28, 2007
Sometimes projects turn out to be easier than expected, but La Crosse, Wisconsin-based J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. knows you can't count on that. That's why the experienced piling and dredging specialist tries to anticipate the unanticipated. Such was the case at the Grand Calumet River remediation project in Gary, Indiana, where J. F. Brennan was hired to dredge nearly six miles of the river.
Mar 21, 2007
Delmag keeps pushing the envelope on diesel hammers, creating machines that are both more powerful and more environmentally friendly. "Delmag has been making diesel hammers longer than anyone else," noted Joe Dittmeier, president of Hammer & Steel, "and with their superior German quality construction and experienced engineering, they make the highest-quality hammer on the market." Two recent pile-driving projects demonstrate that Delmag continues to lead the industry.
Mar 06, 2007
Hammer & Steel has added a fleet of Delmag drilling rigs to its line of piling and pile driving products, increasing its ability to meet the needs of all segments of the deep foundation industry.
Feb 21, 2007
"I thought it was a pretty good idea," recalled Bob Carter, vice president and equipment manager for Bloomington, Indiana-based Weddle Brothers Construction Co., when he first saw an excavator-mounted vibratory driver/ extractor in a magazine. He soon rented an ABI HVR-75 from Hammer & Steel and started using the system in the field. That was several years ago, and he remains convinced it's a good idea.
Dec 14, 2006
Hammer & Steel has announced the opening of its new sales and service facility in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Oct 25, 2006
Contractors working to protect Chicago's shoreline agree on several issues. Wind and waves from the lake are a daily challenge. They also agree that several pieces of equipment from Hammer & Steel make the job easier.
Apr 25, 2006
Intercoastal Foundations & Shoring worked with difficult soil conditions and three different types of piles to complete deep foundation work at SkyViewParc, a 13-acre, $800 million mixed-used facility near LaGuardia Airport in New York. Throughout the project, two different sized ABI Mobilrams proved their versatility and helped the contractor push the envelope on production, said Andy Burns, project manager.
Jan 17, 2006
Neither rain nor mud nor wetlands could keep Sheehan Pipeline Construction Company from completing its natural gas pipeline project across northern Indiana. The company laid 102 miles of 42-inch steel welded pipe, starting at the Indiana-Michigan border, running across the top of Indiana and ending near Joliet, IL, said Leon Loftis, equipment supervisor for Sheehan.
Jan 11, 2006
"We're always on the lookout for good products," said Joe Dittmeier, president of Hammer & Steel. "Particularly products that will save our customers time and money." Recognizing those qualities in the pile driving leads and accessories made by Dover, Ohio-based F.E.C. (Foundation Equipment Corp.), Hammer & Steel recently purchased their business, moving it to St. Louis. The first product featured is the ST-75 pile driving lead section - a perfect match for the lighter Delmag D12-42 and D19-42 hammers.
Sep 27, 2005
It was 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day when Hammer & Steel received a call from a customer in Louisiana, who was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina's impact a week earlier. Willbros RPI needed equipment and sheet piling to repair breaks in a Shell Oil pipeline running from Gonzales to Houma, west of New Orleans.
Jan 12, 2005
Goodwin Brothers Construction Relies on Hammer & Steel For On-Time Completion of Fast-Track Hwy 61/67 Bridge Project
Building a multi-span bridge over a major river is a challenging job. Many things are out of your control, key among them: the weather. That's why it normally takes close to two years to build such a structure. In spite of that, when the Missouri Department of Transportation asked for bids to construct a new bridge over the Meramec River in Arnold, Missouri, it stipulated that the work be completed in thirteen months.
Dec 09, 2003
When Bowen Engineering Corp. began working on the North Indianapolis Flood Prevention project, designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it was clear that using a crane for their piling operation was out of the question. "It was a tight work area. We were on top of a narrow levee with the White River on one side and a road on the other," said Dave Collier, a general superintendent with the Fishers, Indiana-based company.
Sep 08, 2003
No timeouts are allowed when you're working on a fast-paced project like the new Soldier Field in Chicago. "This was an extremely fast-track job with a critical schedule," said Dr. Michael Wysockey, vice president of Thatcher Engineering Corp., piling subcontractor on the project.
Feb 11, 2003
Before setting out to install 64 miles of power transmission towers and lines throughout central Alaska, Anchorage-based Global Power & Communications determined that the ABI Mobilram system would be the best choice for the project. A winter of driving more than 1,200 piles through a variety of soil conditions proved that to be a wise decision.