Winter Work December 2013

One of our winter season projects was completed this week with the removal of a 300 gallon storage tank for diesel fuel and was replaced with a 1,000 gallon tank.

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Above is Equipment Manager, Jim Allison, beginning the preparations to remove the old tank.

adding crush n run

With the larger tank, we needed to re-position the containment well.  Here on the left is Foreman, Gaudencio Rodriquez, and Second Assistant Superintendent, Dave Smith, adding crush and run stone for the base layer.

containment tank

On Thursday of this week, the containment tank was delivered and set-in place.

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Above, our staff is help guiding the containment well into place.

Diesel Tank

Next we attached the 1,000 gallon, double-walled tank to the front bucket of our backhoe.  On the left is staff member, Jose Rodriquez, and on the right is Dave Smith helping move the tank to its final resting place.

Diesel Tank 2

We used the backhoe arm to lift the tank into the containment well.

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The fuel tank is in place and ready to be filled.  This 1,000 gallon tank was donated by Green Committee Member, Mr. Kevin Shegog.  With the larger tank, we can negotiate a lower price for fuel and also save on delivery charges througout the year.

When the weather warms in the spring, we will paint the new containment well and all our fuel storage tanks.

Bon Voyage!

 

Travis Patterson

We are pleased to annouce that our Assistant-in-Training, Travis Patterson, was hired as Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington, PA.  Travis began with our staff in February and this is a tremendous opportunity for his golf course management career. 

Travis was a valueable and loyal member of our team.  We wish him the best and will see him down the road in the future!