In regards to our subcontract portion of the work on the noted projects, D. T. Read Steel Co. has been placing reinforcing steel on bridge structures and buildings for over 45 years. The Biloxi bridge, St. Louis Bay bridge, and Escambia Bay bridge were carried on simultaneously. This work was also performed exclusively by our own in house employees. While this would present a labor challenge for most organizations, we were successfully able to adequately man all three projects simultaneously and finish or ahead of time to meet critical project milestones.
On these projects full respect for the environment were paramount with our employees assigned to this project. Full respect and compliance for environmental measures, and concerns pertained to our work on land, and over water. The work associated with one particular project was also a major concern for the endangered Pallid Sturgeon. The Pallid Sturgeon was included on the federally endangered species list in 1990. Our employees utilized portable toilets provided by the General Contractor on the bridge in our work areas. Any trash generated by our forces was placed in dumpsters, whether on the land or water portions of our work area. Transportation to and from the above water work sites was provided by the General Contractor.
Over the 45 year existence of D. T. Read Steel Company and as so noted on this project full compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations is a prime objective. Consequently our primary core customers are federal, state and local agencies. All Environmental Protection Plans, Storm Water Prevention Plans, etc. were the distinct responsibilities of the General Contractor which we fully abided by, and complied with.
It has always been the philosophy of D. T. Read Steel Co. to adequately staff this and all projects with competent, experienced supervisors, foremen, and iron workers to adequately handle the anticipated work loads and constraints of the overall project schedule. Our experienced and competent employees insures the quality of our work and favorable acceptance by the inspecting authority as to not hold up the forward progress of work by having to redo our work.