Since being awarded its first right-of-way contract in 2004, Soil Express, Ltd has worked to establish a reputation of reliability, quality, and integrity. It has since established itself as one of the premier right-of-way contractors in the Southwest U.S. having participated in the construction of more than 2,500 miles of transmission lines and pipelines across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota & Arkansas. The services offered by Soil Express ROW Construction span the entire duration of the project, from opening the right-of-way for the foundation and line contractors to the restoration and re-vegetation of the right-of-way once the line is energized.
Soil Express has performed services on project sizes ranging from the rebuild of tap lines to comprehensive work on transmission line projects in excess of 200 miles.
Through its growth, Soil Express has kept the cultivation of its safety culture as the upmost priority. Having adhered to the marriage of behavior based safety and top-down adoption, Soil Express has seen their safety metrics improve significantly proving its dedication to employee safety.
This dedication to safety starts with daily toolbox talks, stretch & flex, and task oriented Job Hazard Analyses. These tasks are combined with daily PPE inspections, equipment inspections, and countless other safety checks to, not only instill the importance of safety with our employees, but to ensure they are performing their tasks as safely and efficiently as possible.
In addition, the requirements of these daily safety tasks, Soil Express employees receive comprehensive on-going training including:
This training is the foundation from which we build our safety culture at Soil Express. Good safety management gives supervisors not only reduced injuries and illnesses but also measurable improvements in efficiency, quality, and productivity.
“NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY AND THAT INCLUDES GETTING OUR EMPLOYEES HOME SAFELY.”
There is not only talk of doing things the safe way, but also of doing things the right way, which is paramount in developing a fully integrated safety culture. Safety Initiatives and input are reviewed at all levels allowing for buy-in across the board.
A fleet of Dozers and Loaders are available with qualified operators to grade roads and countless other tasks when needed
Excavators are used to help with dirt work as well as installation and removal of construction entrances and culverts
A great tool to use to help with the clearing of the ROW, a Feller Buncher is a vital tool to help with capturing individual trees for precise clearing
Multiple grinders are available to mulch trees and other materials on site for easy haul off
A piece of equipment that is used for a multitude of activities. Soil Express has a fleet of skidsteers to help with gates, rock installation, etc.
Heavy-duty equipment like a mulcher allows Soil Express to clear the ROW with efficiency and allows for faster access to the power line or pipeline construction
Revegetation of disturbed land with native seed or custom blends have great germination rates with our Hydromulching services
Restoration is made much more efficient with Tractors being able to disc and seed to help revegetate disturbed land
Soil Express began as a full-service professional environmental company and that importance of being environmentally conscience continues to this day. With its management and field personnel trained in environmentally sensitive area techniques, Soil Express ensures that it keeps to its promise of “BIG JOB, small footprint.”
Providing solutions and proactive ideas for sediment and erosion control is paramount when performing ROW construction work and Soil Express utilizes its company heritage to help it do so.