CalPortland Co., Goodyear, AZ – Beginning in September, 2011, DBA was contracted by CalPortland Company to initiate plant reclamation efforts at its Bullard Pit operations in Goodyear, Arizona. The pit, owned by the Buckeye Water Conservation & Drainage District, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, and other local stakeholders was leased to CalPortland and other ready-mix operators to produce aggregates (sand and gravel) for construction projects in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
After several decades of operation, CalPortland did not want to renew their lease and as a result the landowners were forced to reclaim the pit, return it to its natural state, and utilize it as a reservoir for irrigation water and to provide a regional lake for recreational purposes.
Inspection of the pit by the owners required extensive earthmoving operations which included the removal of a 400-foot slope along one side of the pit. Once the owners’ investigations were complete, reclamation of the vertical walls on three sides of the pit for crushing at the existing plant was provided. In order to meet the stakeholders’ critical deadline, DBA crews worked day and night shifts to complete all necessary earthwork on the 53-acre site.