Monthly Archives: November 2015

Moretrench President Arthur B. Corwin, P.E. to Receive Moles Member Award

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2015 Art - MOLESThe Moretrench family is proud to announce that President and CEO Arthur B. Corwin, P.E. has been recognized by his fellow Moles with the 2016 Member Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction, the organization’s top honor.   This prestigious award will be  presented at the annual Moles Awards Dinner to be held on January 27, 2016 at the New York Hilton.

Art joined Moretrench in 1978 and has dedicated his entire career to the growth of the company, serving in various engineering and executive capacities including Chief Engineer, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1988, appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003, Chief Executive Officer in 2007, and Chairman of the Board in 2010.

To those of us at Moretrench, Art is much more than the dynamic leader who has put Moretrench in the forefront of the industry.  He is also a mentor and an inspiration to many, always giving of his best for our company and expecting that we do the same in return. He is a behind-the-scenes supportive presence to anyone dealing with a tough personal situation.  He is a champion  of those less fortunate in the community, giving freely of his time and support to a number of charitable organizations.  He is a hands-on leader in all aspects of his life.

Art also gives just back as generously to the industry.  He is Treasurer of the General Contractors Association of New York,  serves on the Board of Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, and sits on the Industrial Advisory Committee at Columbia University.  He is also a board member of several companies.

This award reflects all of those qualities, professional and personal, that are integral to the mission of the Moles organization.  Please join us in congratulating Art on this well-deserved honor.

Ground Freezing Goes Mainstream with Popular Mechanics

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Popular  Mechanics, one of the top 100 US magazines with a circulation of 1.2 million subscribers,  recently featured Moretrench’s ground freezing work at the First Street Tunnels in Washington D.C. The tunneling  operation, part of  the Washington D.C. Clean Rivers Project, features  three shafts and four deep adits excavated in the dry under the protection of frozen  ground excavation support  and groundwater control.

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Extraordinary measures were successfully incorporated by Moretrench into the ground freezing program to mitigate  community impact in the busy urban area, a vital consideration for the Skanska-led JV.   Staging for ground freezing operations at various locations was centrally located, and brine supply and return lines from the freeze plants were run as much as 2,600 feet via utility trenches.  Read the full article here, and for more on Moretrench’s ground freezing operations please visit us at