September 11, 2017

Cargill-Pool

Controlled Blasting

During the summer months, Rakowski and Wilson Excavating demolished five elevators across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Four of the elevators were of wood construction, standing roughly 100 feet in height. The last elevator was a...

September 11, 2017

Abitibi Bowater Papermill

Controlled Blasting

Delsan contracted Rakowski and DST Consulting Engineers to handle the implosion of several structures during the demolition of the Abitibi Bowater paper mill. The project included a 250 foot smokestack, 200 foot recovery boiler and...

September 11, 2017

Coal Plant

Controlled Blasting

B. Curry and Sons retained Rakowski to topple the winch house with explosives. Over 180 feet tall and 300 feet long, the building consisted of a steel structure and heavy concrete piers. After two weeks of preparation the building was...

September 11, 2017

Black Hawk Mining

Controlled Blasting

The demolition involved the recovery of several mill assets, including strip vessels and ball mills that could only be recovered as the demolition progressed. The final phase included the explosive demolition of ore bins. Over 4,000...