In its April 15, 2019 issue, “Paradise Lost?”, the ENR magazine covered a story of the wildfire that destroyed most of Paradise, Calif. and agencies involved in the cleanup efforts. The Camp Fire that began on November 8, 2018, is referred to as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to-date. It burnt through 153,000 acres, bringing down 19,000 structures, and taking 86 lives.
Following the disaster, in early February 2019, California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) awarded a contract to SPSG Partners, a joint venture incorporated of Sukut Construction, Pacific States Environmental Contractors, and Goodfellow Bros. Sukut has been appointed as a Managing Partner.
After quick mobilization, the SPSG Partners’ staff has been working six days a week to remediate up to 75 lots daily. Over 1,000 laborers, operators, truckers, and other types of field staff, including Paradise residents, are working hard to remove 1.4 million tons of debris that consist of metals, concrete, ash, contaminated soil, and other material generated from the fire. The partnership’s goal is to help restore the area as quickly and efficiently as possible so that the residents can start re-building and getting back up on their feet.
Read ENR’s full article on page 52: HERE
More information about the cleanup: link to Town of Paradise, Butte County official page
Sukut Construction is a general heavy civil engineering contractor with over 50 years of superior performance on residential, public, commercial, and industrial projects throughout the Western region. Sukut is most widely referred to as one of California’s largest mass excavation and grading contractor, moving up to 150 million cubic yards of earth per year and maintaining an equipment fleet of more than 300 pieces of heavy equipment. In recent years, Sukut has received more than 30 industry honors, including Contractor of the Year and Best Company to Work For. Sukut maintains its high status in the construction industry by offering the maximum level of project quality and safety, the very best in personnel, and cost-effective work.