fbpx Calendar1 Calendar2 single-blue-chevron-left single-chevron-gray-left Asset 1 BigD-Facebook BigD-Instagram BigD-LinkedIn BigD-Twitter Asset 1 Self Performed Building 447C23C2-7781-4D65-A1D1-2E0A82B68765 Created with sketchtool. 6E5B9159-593C-4C50-A6CE-E75D21E41519 Created with sketchtool. Self-Performed Services single-blue-chevron-left Office Signature double-blue-chevron-left Light Commercial single-chevron-gray-left single-white-chevron-left solid arrow right
Project Spring Creek Mine Truck Shop and Truck Wash

Project Size

33,000 sq ft

Project Dates

16 months

Project Location

Decker, MT

Project Description

Spring Creek is an open pit coal mine located approximately 37 miles north of Sheridan, Wyoming, in Big Horn County, Montana. The Spring Creek Mine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, employing a work force of more than 200 people. Rio Tinto Energy upgraded the equipment fleet and other infrastructure to meet strong coal sales demands.

The Spring Creek Mine purchased several new large dump trucks which did not fit inside the existing facilities for maintenance or washing. In order to facilitate the larger dump trucks, Big-D Construction crews increased the existing truck shop area by adding a 22,000 square-foot, tandem-bay truck shop addition and a new 11,000 square-foot truck wash building. The Spring Creek Mine truck shop addition also included an entirely new lube maintenance facility. Rio Tinto needed to minimize disruptions to mine operations during construction, so Big-D took a flexible approach and coordinated with the mine’s management. The mine was able to remain in full operation for the duration of construction.