Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) is a premier heavy civil and marine contractor, specializing in complex construction on the West Coast, especially in remote locations. The PPM team is supported by an experienced group of construction professionals and a specialized fleet of equipment including barges, cranes, shallow- and deep-water dredge rigs, and a variety of pile driving and drilling gear. The company’s portfolio includes various foundation works and marine structures, such as docks/piers/wharves, cofferdams, breakwaters, and dredging. Other specialty services include design-build, emergency response, and environmental remediation. With offices in Seattle and Anchorage, PPM is positioned to safely deliver turn-key construction solutions to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, Montana, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico.
The ultimate goal of PPM is to achieve an accident- and injury-free work record. It believes this can be accomplished by establishing the proper attitude towards health and safety, establishing strong effective work practices and providing safeguards necessary to ensure safe operations. Maintaining a safe work environment is the foundation behind everything the PPM team does. Safety culture at PPM is based on the philosophy that accidents are preventable. The program promotes employees to protect themselves and others and correct potentially unsafe behaviors. This includes a full range of ongoing initiatives, including training for new employees, weekly toolbox meetings, and regular safety audits. Company-wide participation is essential – every employee of PPM is empowered to proactively address potential hazards. Before any project begins, safety measures are addressed and a site-specific safety plan is developed. PPM’s focus on safety provides its clients with peace of mind that comes from knowing safety is the most important task on every job site. In the words of PPM’s HSE Director Matt Rolf, “Safety is the most important thing we do here.”
“We are very pleased to expand the CDMCS presence on the West Coast with Pacific Pile and Marine and value its strong commitment to safety. Its team is recognized as a top performer in the marine construction industry, and its reputation is a reflection of its positive safety culture. We look forward to learning from one another and raising the bar together,” said CDMCS Managing Director Michael Gerhardt.