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Bermingham Foundation Solutions helps clean up Randle Reef

By Deb Smith

For more than 150 years, Hamilton Harbour, the largest harbour on the western side of Lake Ontario, has played an important role in the course of Canadian history. Heavy industry, including textile factories, meat-packing centres and steel mills, flourished along its shoreline long before the concept of environmental protection.

As a result, Hamilton Harbour now contains the largest toxic sediment site on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. Randle Reef, located in the harbour’s southwest corner, carries an estimated 675,000 cubic metres of sediment loaded with over 100 years’ worth of deadly chemicals from industry and local wastewater plants run-off.

Foundation drill rig operator program begins in North America

By Deb Smith

It’s long overdue, but education and certification for foundation drill rig operators will finally be available through a comprehensive online course developed by experienced industry and teaching professionals.

Kevin Sharp, general manager of Northstar Sharp’s Foundation Specialists, has been involved in the drilling industry for 35 years and has seen great advancements in the size, power and technology of foundation drilling equipment. And yet until now, across all of North America, there has been no formal training for the hundreds of junior operators working on such powerful and dangerous equipment.

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