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Brad Cole Construction has performed exceptionally as a site development contractor handling all aspects of site work, heavy civil construction, and utility work.

Project Manager
Shimizu North America, LLC

Lafarge Cement Plant

Plant Expansion, Joppa, IL

Scope of Work:

Brad Cole Construction acted as the General Site Contractor to complete an expansion of the Lafarge Cement Plant in Joppa, IL.  The work was performed on a mixed greenfield–brownfield site.


  • All work was performed under MSHA Regulations.
  • Cleared and grubbed 10 acres.
  • Approximately 516,000 cubic yards of mass excavation, cut and fill
  • Installed all storm drainage structures and approximately 2400 linear feet of piping
  • Constructed new concrete entrance road into site
  • Placed 38,000 square yards of stone surfaces for construction parking lots and roads
  • Performed 6,400 square yards of concrete paving
  • Installed and maintained all NPDES BMPs for storm water and sediment control for the duration of the project
  • Completed other miscellaneous improvements to the site including:  installed 6’ Chain link fence and guardrail along new entrance; install water lines; demolished the old concrete paved entrance and existing engineering building; installed final grassing for slope stabilization.

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