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Seattle’s Viaduct Replacement Project

Pacific Pile and Marine drives 5 foot diameter casing over 200 ft in length with company owned D100-42 for the Alaska Way Viaduct temporary detour off ramps. These ramps are ahead of the new underground tunnel that will be placed under downtown Seattle to replace the old viaduct. There will be 28 piles driven for the ramp pictured in this article. APE offers the only true D-series hammer available on the market.  The efficiency and reliability of the D-series single acting impact hammers have been in service since the early 40’s building the world’s infrastructure.  When a contractor needs reliability they call on APE Equipment.

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Local 2404, Geared Up and in Full Swing In Their New Facility

Darryl, Dan and Ray Heaton are geared up and coming to full swing in their new, top of the line facility on Annacis Island in Delta, BC. Two times a year I have the honor and great privilege to spend a day with the Local 2404 trainees and journeymen. This day’s topic was a discussion about driver/extractors and diesel hammer systems. The basic workings and operation including technical information needed in the choosing of the right equipment for the job. Every time I have this opportunity I leave very proud of both the attendance, interest piledriving and the excellent class participation. I am always amazed at the constructive questions that are asked. I know the Ray, Darryl and the rest of the group there have created an engaging atmosphere that will bring safety and knowledge to the industry.
These people are the next generation of pile bucks and bridge workers and what they bring to the industry is what people like me who live eat sleep and dream piledriving like to see. I want to offer a personal thanks to Ray, Dan and Darryl for the exemplary cooperation and patience for fitting my busy schedule into theirs.
I would never miss an opportunity join you guys in furthering the knowledge and art of piledriving for those who want to learn. You guys have a remarkable organization!

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Foundation and Associates-The Leader in Foundation Construction Equipment in South Asia.

Jimmy Teoh, owner of FAE and Liew Tan hosted Dave Yingling recently in Singapore. FAE and APE/J&M share many business qualities essential for success in the Piledriving industry. A deep commitment to their customers and a never ending commitment to provide the best equipment and service available.

Dave was very impressed with the way in which Jimmy and his crew conduct business sharing the same values APE does in knowing that the prople working right next to you are like family. This brings out the best in a company and the customer will always benefit knowing we are by their side to help the customer better the bottom line.

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Dave Yingling Is Invited to Help Instructors Ray Heaton and Steve Reid Teach at the BCIT Training Center in British Columbia

INSTRUCTORS:

Steve Ried
Ray Heaton

The ongoing support for over a decade, of American Pile Driving Equipment LTD/J&M Foundation Equipment to the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Pile Driving and Bridgeworker program has always been reliable and provided quality leading edge presentations and training material. The presentations given by Dave Yingling and John White enable the apprentices to work with pile driving equipment from all manufacturers safely and efficiently.

British Columbia Institute of Technology is one of Canada leading polytechnic institutions. BCIT provides hands-on and pragmatic education that is employer-driven, based in technology, and that leads to high quality employment for graduates.

BCIT builds pathways for career success with full-time and part-time studies leading to certificates, diplomas and applied bachelor’s degrees.

The Bridgeworker/Pile Driver Trade is a government certified trade in British Columbia. The Level 3 Bridgeworker/Pile Driver course is only offered at BCIT and is the only government. The Pile Driver/Bridgeworker Trade Qualification Certificate is recognized across Canada. The training provided at British Columbia Institute of Technology covers all aspects of the of:

• pile driving & other deep foundation applications
drain wicks /soil consolidation /drilling
• bridge construction & maintenance
the BC Provincial Ministry of Highways & Transportation mandates that each maintenance district have a certified Pile Driver /Bridgeworkers on the Bridge Crew
• marine construction & maintenance
• formwork /concrete placing & finishing / steel erection / timber construction

British Columbia Institute of Technology training provides the contractors in the industry with a safe, well-trained tradesperson with a get the job done attitude. The contractor will get more bang for their buck from a certified Pile Driver /Bridgeworker.

Names of 1st intake apprentices

Carl Beam
Allan Burnell
Adam Matthison
Curtis Moffatt
Dave Wasstrom

John Dixon
Nikos Fakaro
Robert Kielman
Ron Lafontaine
Jamie Longmuir
Colin McDonald
Devin McKee
Daniel McMurray
Trevor Tuckwell
Brain Wiens
Jason Zoney

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COME VISIT APE/J&M AT IFCEE ’09 BOOTHS 1036 THROUGH 1040

The International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2009 will be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida this year. Starting March 15th through March 19th in the outdoor exhibits you can find the APE crew at booths 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039 and 1040.

APE will be exhibiting a full range of deep foundation construction equipment from rigs to vibros.

We are looking forward to visiting with you and presenting to you why APE/J&M is the World’s Leading Foundation Equipment Manufacturer.

APE/J&M “We Build The World’s Foundations”.

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Moscow Russia Hosts Their First CON EXPO APE Booth 10532

APE will be attending along with two other representatives from Russia. Vladimir Nifontov with SFS will be hosting Dave Yingling from the APE/J&M Kent, WA Factory and Martijn Kleine with APE Holland in The Netherlands.

We are proud to have the opportunity to present our individual and combined abilities to enhance your profits with the most cutting edge technology available in the deep foundation market.

Come visit us at booth number 10532

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APE Final Tests Largest Diesel Hammer: The D220 with 22 metric ton ram, Leads World in Diesel Hammer Technology

Today history was made. The largest diesel hammer in the world, the APE/SEMW 220, with a ram weight of 22 metric tons was successfully tested and sold to an off shore oil company.

The APE/SEMW D220 diesel hammer is a full two metric tons larger than Delmag’s old Model 200. In addition, the D220 has superior thermal expansion design over the Delmag D200.

APE/SEMW’s marketing strategy is to build larger diesel hammers as a low cost replacement of the much more expensive hydraulic hammers offered by IHC and Menck.

“Diesel hammers have always been superior to hydraulic hammers when it comes to initial cost, parts replacement, simplicity in operation, and actual driving ability.” “The problem has been a lack of a larger diesel hammer to compete with the larger hydraulic hammers. We have solved this by developing these massive new super larger diesel hammers” says John White, President of APE.

APE’s new monster size diesel hammers are changing the way big bridges are being built in the USA and Canada. On the San Francisco Bay bridge, the largest pile job in the USA, all piles are being driven by the APE D180 rather than a European hydraulic hammer. Add to this the fact that Canada’s largest pile project, the Pitt River Bridge, located in Vancouver, BC is also using an APE D180.

Here comes the largest diesel hammer of all, the APE D220. Its first job is to drive piles for an oil project in China. All three of these projects would have been using hydraulic impact hammers if not for the vision of APE.

APE stocks D180 diesel hammers in its USA rental fleet. See a new D180 on display at ConExpo.

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Bergerson Construction Uses APE’s Light Duty Offshore Application to Increase Their Reach.

Bergerson Construction, from Astoria Oregon are driving 36″ open ended pipe pile in Port Angeles, Washington.

With this set up a contractor can use a section of standard lead with a pile helmet and reduce the overall leader weight by 30% for increased range.

The pin on bell is available for 32″ to 54″ lead. Contact your local APE regional office for more details.

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BCIT Invites APE to Present a One Day Specialty Course from the APE Pile Driving School.

Ray Heaton, the Senior Pile driving/Bridge worker Level 3 Instructor for the British Colombia Institute of Technology generously hosted Dave Yingling, one of the APE Piledriving School Instructors for a one day APE Pile Driving Course.

This course covered an in depth review on the history of vibratory driver/extractors. A driver/extractor hydraulics and mechanics review including maintenance and operations.

The one day course also included reviews of mega pile installation using driver/extractors, bore log evaluation, in depth drivability and driver/extractor troubleshooting including specific jobsite vibratory selecting also a brief view into the present and future trends in vibratory equipment within the industry. The history of diesel hammers. Maintenance and operation of impact atomization and atomized fuel injection single acting diesels were also discussed including the basics on the differences in hydraulic impact, air and diesel hammers.

These apprentices are a “One if a kind” bunch of people who really care about learning the tools of the trade to make their job safer and more efficient.

APE is honored to have these opportunities to aid in the sharing of knowledge. As it is not our first time presenting segments of our free pile driving class for our Canadian Partners at BCIT, every time we have the opportunity to contribute, we know this generation of pile bucks including the next generation will make everyone’s job in the pile driving world a much safer, more informed and efficient one!

I would like to Thank Ray Heaton and all of the apprentices in the class for the many insightful questions. This class was a real treat for me.

For more information on APE’s Pile driving School, log on to www.apevibro.com and select Pile Driving School.

Here at APE, it’s all about the sharing of knowledge which in turn makes all of our jobs safer and more efficient.

APE is proud to have the honor to help make this happen.

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Malcolm Drilling utilizes APE’s Variable Moment Technology to Lower Radial Vibration

Malcolm Drilling is using the APE 170VM to minimize the radial vibration next to the main North South rail line in Downtown Seattle, WA.

The variable moment driver/extractor minimizes the effects of vibration to structures around the driving area by timing two sets of eccentrics to counteract each ther and then phase into time.

Call any of our APE offices for more information.

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