The Export Grain Terminal in Longview, WA is one of the largest export grain facilities on the West Coast. With T.E. Ibberson Company as the general contractor, we were hired as the civil contractor for this $200 million dollar project.
Overall, the project included the construction of four new inbound railroad tracks, two new departure track loops, a rail receiving system, a scale tower, concrete storage silos, and additional buildings for operations. As the Civil Contractor, our portion of the project consisted of all site clearing and grubbing, grading, underground utility systems and structures, soldier pile shoring, railroad preparation, and road construction. Specifically, this included site grading, excavation of 120,000 cubic yards of material and the coordination of contaminated material found onsite. To prepare for the installation of the new railroad tracks, our crews graded and rocked over 10,000 linear feet of alignment.
Additionally, a 40 foot deep rail receiving pit was constructed – requiring extensive dewatering, soldier pile shoring, and the excavation of 30,000 cubic yards of material. Overall, with over 300 workforce personnel on site, this project required constant and thorough coordination and communication in order to ensure on-time and quality delivery.