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The City of Tacoma had plans to construct a new fish collection facility and powerhouse at Lake Cushman Dam No. 2. For the new facility to be constructed, over 350 cubic yards of rock needed to be removed next to Lake Cushman Dam No. 2…read more
This project involved construction of an improved marina basin at Banks Lake located in Coulee City, WA. For the new marina basin to be constructed, over 75,000 cubic yards of rock needed to be drilled and blasted. The area was approximately 350 feet by 400 feet…read more
The goal of this project was to repave 14 miles of Interstate 5 between Hugo and Glendale, Oregon, construct one 2.8-mile climbing lane and make other safety improvements. Drilling and blasting was located at the summit of the 2.8-mile climbing lane…read more
Multnomah County needed to replace the 87-year old Sellwood Bridge crossing the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon with a new seismically-sound structure. This bridge is the busiest two-lane bridge in the state of Oregon. McCallum Rock Drilling was a…read more
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) designed this project to improve traveler safety by reducing severe crossover crashes that lead to fatalities and serious injuries and reduce rockfalls on the Mt. Hood Highway (U.S. 26) just east of Rhododendron and Oregon Highway 35…read more
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Watch McCallum Rock Drilling featured on the History Channel’s show “The Works”. This segment shows how explosives are used to “slice mountains in half”.
McCallum Rock Drilling blast on Highway 26 on April 21, 2015. Low-res version.
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End of year 2016 Highlight Video. Lots of great blasts. We are very proud of the work we do, hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoy doing it!
McCallum Rock Drilling 2016 Highlight Video
McCallum Rock Drilling’s annual submission to the International Society of Explosive Engineer’s Blasters-r-Us Video Round-up. This highlight video includes blasts of all kinds, including quarry blasts, shots for timber pits, as well as construction drill and blast projects for Interstate 5 and other highways. All blasts are designed to the specific needs of the project and customer. No animals were hurt in the making of this video.
Here is our yearly entry for the 2012 “Blasters R Us” video round-up at the International Society of Explosives Engineers, held this year in Nashville, Tennessee. This video highlights a few specialty construction projects we completed using technical blasting techniques in a close-in environment. Each project presented unique challenges that McCallum Rock Drilling was able to overcome with close cooperation with fellow contractors. Also in the video are a few blasts showing commercial quarry customers as well as timber drilling and blasting projects.
2013 Highlight Video for the ISEE