One of the top railroad contractors in North America, Hulcher Services Inc. supports the railroads, grain businesses, intermodals, general industry and the government with a wide range of Environmental Services.
Hulcher Services' employees are trained and experienced in a broad range of skills useful on large-scale environmental remediation projects, emergency response and industrial maintenance. Our crews are safety certified by all Class I railroads and have years of experience working in railroad and industrial environments.
Our environmental professionals' interdisciplinary training 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
We have 35 locations and 250 pieces of heavy Caterpillar® equipment around the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In addition, Hulcher is bonded and insured in all 50 states; our liability insurance policies expressly delete the usual exclusion for work within 25 or 50 feet of railroads. We maintain preferred vendor arrangements with top businesses and have long-established relationships with many environmental consulting firms.
Hulcher has extensive experience with many Environmental Services. Periodically we will feature one of our Environmental projects in a case study or project showcase, to illustrate the types of work we perform successfully on a daily basis.
|Case Study - Hulcher Completes Demolition of Sand Tower and Oil Filling Station
The railroad’s sand tower and adjacent oil filling station were no longer being used and had become an “eye sore” for the local residents. Rather than incurring the expense to maintain the building and tower, the railroad decided the best option was to demolish them. After a competitive bidding process, Hulcher Services was chosen for this project.
|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 bay’s 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.
We invite you to learn more about Hulcher's Environmental Services. Then call us today at 800-637-5471. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how Hulcher can serve your load environmental services needs.