Vancouver Ready Mix Inc.

Vancouver Ready Mix Inc.

November 21, 2011 14:10 ET

Vancouver Ready Mix supplier for Vancouver City Central Transmission Project

VANCOUVER, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) - Vancouver Ready Mix Inc. is pleased to announce that it was the concrete grout supplier to Michels Canada for the Vancouver City Central Transmission project.

A complicated job that started at David Lam Park in downtown Vancouver and terminated at Laurel Street in South Vancouver required the use of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) to install a power cable duct bank under False Creek. The project for BC Hydro, consisted of nearly five miles of 230 kV underground transmission circuits, including the 2,789 foot HDD crossing. This trenchless technology minimizes the environmental impact.

"Vancouver Ready Mix's ability to solve complicated supply and batching issues and their out of the box thinking that took place on our project proved to be crucial in our ability to provide our client with the level of service and a product that met the contract specifications," said Craig Vandaelle, project manager at Michels Canada. "The approach that Dennis Baker took to meeting our needs and assisting us with the planning and implementation of our grouting plan was greatly appreciated by the entire project team."

The high-voltage installation was the most significant power project to be built in Vancouver in the last 30 years. It was one of the most challenging pipe pulls achieved by Michels and the biggest duct bundle-grouting job ever undertaken in North America.

About Vancouver Ready Mix

Vancouver Ready Mix is an independent, B.C. owned and operated ready-mix supply company and is widely known in the industry for: (i) Outstanding service; (ii) On time delivery; (iii) A full range of ready-mix products for the residential and commercial markets; and (iv) qualified professionals.

Vancouver Ready Mix also operates a mobile batch plant division capable of producing over 125 meters of concrete per hour, with a 58 ton silo and 75 ton auxiliary silo, 3 bins, admixture tanks, hot water tanks, 100 hp diesel engine for power and a control system capable of handling any mix designs. Ideal for large projects in remote locations.

Vancouver Ready Mix is headquartered at the Marine Building, Suite 910 – 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. For more information go to or call (604) 533-0052.

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