From navigating the environmental compliance requirements to meeting the production schedule they performed well and met expectations. All of this was completed while establishing a great safety culture and achieving an outstanding safety record on this project. The owners of NCI are also very customer driven and promote this attitude to their field supervision thus creating a positive team atmosphere on the jobsite.
Occasionally on a project you are fortunate enough to have a great working relationship with a contractor’s site leadership team, this was one of those projects. Their staff worked closely with our team every day to make sure the project was a success. I can honestly say that working with Northern Clearing for the past three years on the GNTL project has been a pleasure and I look forward to more opportunities in the future.
Knowing that MXP Spread 5 had tremendous amounts of challenges which included the difficult mountainous terrain, labor pool shortage, working off winch lines, and compounding all with adverse weather conditions. Northern Clearing met all these challenges and more with success.
I wish to congratulate you on the men you sent to Hermantown to do routine vegetation. They were polite and explained what they were doing. I had an evergreen tree that one branch was barely touching the power line. The gentleman I talked to said he would trim the tree so it would look nice. Not chop off the top like the previous company who the power company hired. They did a very nice job and cleaned up their mess. Thank you for the polite and caring employees you hire.
All, This is another example of the fine work NCI does. It also reflects on our AO’s who were out there to be sure the work was done safely. I have always been very impressed by the work that NCI has done for us. I want to Thank All those who took part in this year’s ROW Clearing. You all made it a Safe and Efficient year.
I wanted to extend my thanks to Denny Bergman and the employees at Northern Clearing who worked on the clearing activities for the West Central Lateral Project. There were many compliments that came in regarding the professionalism, organization, and courteousness of the Northern Clearing employees. Finishing ahead of schedule and injury free is an impressive accomplishment and greatly appreciated. Congratulations on a job well done!
Your crews are in my Superior neighborhood and from what I can see, doing a really good job. I watched for a while (strictly as a spectator) and the guy in the bucket with the saw is methodical in what he cuts, the guys on the ground are picking up everything, cutting the bigger stuff to ‘stove length’ and stacking the wood for the home owner. The guys on the ground are in high Vis and carefully cognizant of traffic. Road signs are placed well in advance of the workers, and the workers appear to be aware of each other’s presence.
Northern’s work is excellent, especially given the steep terrain… I completed an environmental inspection of Section 54 on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the locations listed above… The corridor has been completely restored from the XXXXX Substation to structure 256 and is in excellent condition. Restoration work has returned disturbed areas back to preconstruction grades and removed all ruts. The quality of the mat removal and restoration work is excellent. Crews have been very meticulous and thorough with their work effort. Stream channels and wetlands were very well protected during construction and mat removal has avoided any wetland impacts. Hay mulch has been applied to uplands and straw in wetlands of sufficient thickness to protect exposed soil once the snow has melted and spring rains start. Native vegetation will reestablish very quickly once warm weather comes in. Notably the slopes on both sides of stream 54-256, which are very steep, have been expertly restored.
The path of clearing of brush and trees near the power lines crossed my yard this year. We ended up losing a 90 year old spruce tree, that has been a part of our family for 60 years. Needless to say, my yard has a totally new and unfamiliar look, but considering what was standing there a week ago, it does not look bad! I want you to know how much we appreciate having this tree removed, especially since we learned that the inside was rotting after it was down. We loved that old tree, it was our children’s and grandchildren’s fort, but it also worried us when we had strong winds. The crew that you supplied us from Northern Clearing, for this task, was not only professional but thoughtful and I wanted you to know how much we appreciated them, as well. Other than an empty space and a stump, my yard looks nothing as I expected, following a job of such magnitude. They cleaned up everything nicely, not only in my yard, but the job they have done along the roadside is superb as well. You have chosen a company who is respectful and mindful of the image they leave behind, not only in a person’s front yard, but also in areas that people might not see, and for that you have our gratitude.
I wanted to pass along a sincere thank you. Your team cleared the power lines in my yard yesterday and I’m very impressed! They even swept my driveway…not a trace of debris left behind. Well done.