November 27, 2017 – Vestal, NY – Approximately 50 union carpenters from Local 277 are rebuilding the Binghamton - Johnson City Wastewater Treatment Plant in Vestal, NY. The Binghamton - Johnson City Wastewater Treatment Plant is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2018.
“After severe flooding in 2011 caused thousands of gallons of sludge to pour into the Susquehanna River along with critical damage to the infrastructure, our Union Carpenters were tasked with rebuilding this facility,” said David Haines, NRCC's Northwest New York Regional Manager. “The building is needed to protect the Susquehanna River, the community’s main water supply and serves as a barrier to various environmental pollutants.”
After numerous attempts at a Project Labor Agreement were vetoed by Mayor of Binghamton Rich David, Local 277 members were still able to acquire the majority of the carpenter work.
“Despite the votes against the PLA, Welliver was employed for the first phase of reconstruction to build the Secant pile wall,” said Dave Minoia, Welliver’s Project Superintendent. “Union pile drivers were recruited for the majority of the concrete work due to their high quality of work and level of skilled training.”
Secant pile walls are formed by drilling underground and creating intersecting concrete piles reinforced with steel. The project costs more than $350 million to complete and the subcontractors involved include: Welliver, Streeter Associates, William H. Lane, Tim Duffek Contracting, Goettle, Dardrill and Performance.
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