VP of Construction
Most new construction in the region involves some method of rock removal. In the old days, blast contractors were just responsible for drilling down to the proper depth and installing and igniting the explosives before moving on to the next job. The general contractor in charge of the site was left with piles of shot rock that had to be disposed of and had to find aggregate to bring back in as fill.
The beauty of NQS' crushers is that you can get into mass excavation, reduce the shot rock to compactable structural fill and help the site balance and get rid of the import/export issue of trucking. That's where these crushers really make sense, helping to balance the site. Potential uses for the crushed rock include 3-in. minus as sub-base for road construction, 3-in. minus as engineered backfill for new construction and class 1 rip rap (8-in. minus) for ground cover along highways. NQS typically crushes waste rock down to 2-5-in. material, a practice that has nearly eliminated the problem of waste rock.
NQS boasts one of the largest drill fleets in the country. Having more equipment allows us to have more drilling capacity to service our customers demand. We can also overcome mechanical break-downs easier.
NQS has a much larger support staff than any competitor in our Region. This allows our field employees to focus on there daily work rather than planning or scheduling. Managers plan their work, make transport arrangements, arrange consumable supplies delivery.
NQS employs the largest staff of fully trained drill mechanics in the South East. We are fully self sufficient in regards all aspects of maintenance and repairs. This allows NQS to prioritize our repairs and not rely on an outside vendor who has other customers to service.
NQS prides itself in our employees. We feel our drill operators, blasters and mechanics receive as good or better training than anyone in our industry. That is because we are dedicated to improving ourselves to better serve our industry.