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The Nitty Gritty

The official Team UMA Blog

Utilizing Soil Nails: Unique Temporary Shoring Project

In early 2016, URETEK MA was contacted to assist in the installation of the shoring for a Wet Well Cofferdam, at a Wastewater Pump Station in South Carolina.  UMA was contacted to serve as a Design-Build subcontractor, on a temporary shoring project that had run into unforeseen conditions.  The original plan was to drive in a […]

Emergency Bridge Underpinning: Choosing Micropiles

Unusually high rainfall left the town of Murphy, NC without running water, a damaged sewer, and devastated roadways.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation contacted URETEK MA to design and build micropiles to support the bridge.  Bridge #245 in Cherokee County, NC suffered structural damage from the rainfall, as the soil under the bridge abutment […]

Aging Culvert Restoration in Durham, NC

An aging culvert in Durham, North Carolina was in dire need of structural repair, and URETEK MA’s High-Density Polyurethane Resin, and patented Deep Injection process was utilized as the method of stabilization.  The City of Durham estimated the culvert was originally built in the early 1930s, but there are no records from original construction.  The culvert suffered […]

Joseph Church, P.E. Joins Team Uretek

Joseph Church is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina with over 20 years of experience in Civil Engineering. Church was recently hired by Uretek Mid-Atlantic as the Technical Sales Engineer for South Carolina. The Georgia Institute of Technology alumnus received both his B.S. in Civil Engineering and B.S. in Management in […]

Ingredients Guarantee Success for Women in Construction: Hard Work, Zeal, and a Dash of Rebellion

Last summer, Uretek Mid-Atlantic hired two women. Of course, they were not the first women to ever appear on the Uretek payroll, but they were the first to labor on the job site. Neither a purposeful decision nor a concerted effort to avoid a lawsuit influenced the decision, but both women were hired because they possessed both the skills and […]

Seven Questions for Duane Bents, P.E.

Duane Bents, P.E. was recently hired by Uretek Mid-Atlantic as Senior Engineer/Technical Sales Representative for southern North Carolina and South Carolina. In his new role, Bents will function as a liaison between Uretek clients and staff, disseminating information about the company’s services and developing lasting, collaborative relationships. Bents brings nearly 15 years of experience as […]

New Faces Join Team Uretek

Uretek Mid-Atlantic welcomed 4 new team members this year, following a productive and prosperous 2013. Meet our new faces: Julie Davis- Controller Julie Davis joined Team Uretek at the beginning of the year. As a Certified Public Accountant, she has worked in the manufacturing and construction industries and brings over 20 years of accounting experience […]

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