Hulcher Services is staffed and equipped to perform a wide range of environmental services*, including large-scale remediation projects, emergency response and industrial maintenance.
Hulcher's Environmental Services and Emergency Response equipment includes:
Hulcher equipment can be deployed within one hour of your call, any time day or night. Our 24/7/365 call center and strategically-positioned divisions ensure that we can respond to wherever you need us. For major emergency response situations we can deploy equipment from around the country and even bring in relief crews with our corporate jet if required. Hulcher has no limitations as to travel distance.
The equipment is maintained through Hulcher’s Preventative Mechanical Maintenance Program. This multi-layered, proactive system of inspections and servicing that ensures our hardware is trustworthy and ready to go to work when you need them.
Since 1963 railroads and industry have placed their confidence in Hulcher for a wide range of services. Our company is bonded, insured and highly rated with Dunn & Bradstreet and we maintain preferred vendor arrangements with top businesses and have long-established relationships with many environmental consulting firms.
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of any piece of heavy equipment is the operator. Hulcher’s operators are railroad specialists. They have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in maintenance-of-way environments. With their extensive railroad experience, our operators can work seemlessly with your rail gangs.
The environmental staff's interdisciplinary training also allows them to be cross-utilized in areas of project management, health sciences, regulatory liaison, interpreting, analytical data, permitting, heavy equipment mobilization and operation and field supervisor duties.
For your environmental and emergency response effort to be successful, you need quality equipment, maintained to be reliable and operated by experienced railroad contractor professionals. When your Environmental Services and Emergency Response project calls for equipment that is properly equipped, expertly operated and available when you need it, call Hulcher at 800-637-5471.
Hulcher Services’ Environmental Services and Emergency Response are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Performs Environmental Remediation of Arsenic Contamination at Rail Yard for the Railroad
The railroad needed the environmental remediation of significant arsenic contamination at one of their major rail yards. The affected areas were in an active part of the yard, and it was crucial that interruptions to track serviceability were minimized during the clean-up.
|Case Study - Hulcher Remediates Pond at Chemical Manufacturing Facility
A chemical manufacturing facility was closing a pond on their property, and the pond required remediation before it was filled in. They needed a contractor with the expertise and heavy equipment to clean and restore the site.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Rehabilitates Containment System for Two Million-Gallon Above Ground Storage Tanks ASTs
The railroad identified that its containment system for two one-million gallon Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) used for diesel storage was out of compliance. They needed the installation of a new GCL liner and cover system, along with improvements to the storm water drainage collection and removal system inside the dike.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Removes Three Diesel and Lube Oil Above-ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) From Railyard
A railroad’s environmental group wanted three diesel and lube oil above-ground storage tanks (ASTs) at their storage yard to be removed. While the 63,000 gallon ASTs were no longer in use, they were still connected to fueling stations. The group also wanted the tanks’ retaining wall to be demolished to open the space for future use.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Remediates 13,500 Tons of Contaminated Soil at Former Salvage Yard
A five-acre property had previously been used as a salvage yard where battery and metal recycling took place. The property owner needed a contractor to excavate and remediate the contaminated soil at this site.
|Case Study - Hi-Rail Vacuum Truck Performs Industrial Cleaning of Locomotive Service Terminal Work Bay
A sump pump broke at a locomotive servicing terminal, allowing fluids from the engines to collect in the service bays trough. The customer needed a hi-rail vacuum truck to clean out the trough so the pump could be replaced.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Performs Tank Farm Removal Project on Six 3,000-Gallon Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
While excavating a piece of property, the railroad discovered a buried tank farm of six 3,000-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs). The railroad needed a contractor to clean out and remove the tanks and refill the area so it could be used for other purposes.
|Case Study - Emergency Response and Remediation Resolves Major Hazardous Material Spill
Following a major spill, a mass evacuation of the area was ordered as a result of the various materials involved. The customer needed an experienced emergency response / environmental contractor who could clean up the spill and restore the site.
|Case Study - Undercutter Removes Contaminated Soil During Railyard Environmental Remediation
A 500-foot stretch of track at the railyard was contaminated. The affected track surrounded a switch on one of three active and busy lines in that immediate part of the railyard. The railroad needed a contractor with superior railroad and environmental experience to remove the contaminated soil with an off-track undercutter and replace it with clean fill.
Photos of Environmental Services and Emergency Response Equipment