MEC Environmental, Inc. Case History
MEC, Inc. was contracted to perform lead paint abatement and demolition of a 450 ft. antenna tower at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The project was made more difficult because the tower was adjacent to buildings that had to be protected from any falling debris or accidental drop of components. Plywood and poly were used to cover and protect 80,000 sq. ft. of roofing during the work. Disassembly of the tower was accomplished by disconnecting and lowering the tower in 30 ft. sections that weighed approximately 4,500 lbs. each.
US Air Force
At Edwards Air Force Base in California, MEC, Inc. was contracted to demolish a 240-unit military housing project. The work involved asbestos abatement and demolition of all homes, slabs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets. The entire neighborhood was removed including all utilities, light posts, and street signs. When all demolition work was complete, the area was finally graded for reuse by the customer. The project was completed on schedule with no change orders and to the complete satisfaction of the customer.
U.S. Park Commission
MEC, Inc. was contracted by the U.S. Park Commission to perform historical site restoration. Lead paint was removed and MEC, Inc. replaced the paint while keeping the historical integrity of the light house on Devil’s Island on Lake Superior at the Apostle Island State Park. The work involved protecting a priceless “Fernell Lens” that was used to project the light many miles away with an oil lamp. The island had no running water or utilities of any kind. MEC workers had to take all equipment to the island including water purifiers, generators, blasting equipment, etc. The workers actually lived on the island during the work and only left occasionally on weekends to go back to the mainland of Wisconsin. All work was completed on time and to the complete satisfaction of the U.S. Park Commission.
Fort Point – San Fransisco, California
MEC, Inc. removed lead-based paint from Fort Point, located directly under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Marion Davies Beach House – By Randolph Hurst
MEC, Inc. performed lead and asbestos abatement for the City of Santa Monica on the Marion Davies Beach House build by William Randolph Hurst on Santa Monica Beach in California.
Edwards Air Force Base
Asbestos abatement performed by MEC, Inc. at the Space Shuttle lift station at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The system is a crane that is used to mount the Space Shuttle onto a Boeing 747 for transport back to Cape Canaveral, Florida for re-launch. The project consisted of extensive asbestos removal from piping associated with the structure. The customer, NASA, enforced strict performance requirements regarding safety and security in a very sensitive environment.
Vandenberg Air Force Base
MEC, Inc. performed asbestos abatement inside of a satellite-launching missile at Vandenberg Air Force base in California. The rocket was actually on the launch pad during the abatement project where our crew worked from platforms near the top of the rocket. Security, Safety, and work specification were very stringent and the job was carried out exactly as planned. The missile was launched a few days later.
NASA – Guam
MEC, Inc. was contracted to perform lead paint inspections on a series of satellite tracking stations positioned around the globe. The inspections had to be performed in 30 days and included workers being sent to Colorado, New Hampshire, California, Hawaii, Guam, the Kwajalein Island in the South Pacific, Guam, Singapore, England, Greenland, and the Ascension Island off the coast of Africa, and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The schedule was extremely demanding however, all work was performed on time and to the complete satisfaction of the customer.