Paradise, CA – SPSG Partners, a Joint Venture comprised of Sukut Construction, Pacific States Environmental Contractors and Goodfellow Bros. California, today announced they are mobilizing crews and equipment to begin a year-long cleanup effort, removing several million tons of fire debris and provide recovery services in response to the devastating impact of the Butte County 2018 Camp Fire.
SPSG Partners is one of three firms to receive a contract issued by California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to remove debris, contaminated soil, and hazardous material associated with the largest and most destructive fire in the state’s history. To-date, it is estimated that approximately 17,000 structures were destroyed or damaged by the wildfire that impacted more than 150,000 acres of mountain terrain in Butte County and directly through the Town of Paradise.
Sukut Construction, the Joint Venture’s managing partner, has more than 50 years of experience in heavy-civil and emergency response including previous work with CalRecycle. “It is a tremendous responsibility for our Joint Venture to have been selected by the State,” said Eddie Juarez, Sukut’s Vice President of Environmental Services. “Our combined firms are uniquely qualified to assist in critical times like these as we help an entire community that has been displaced by the fire.”
Goodfellow Bros., a West Coast based civil contractor, has a nearly 100-year history assisting with natural disaster cleanup including floods, volcano, and fires. “Our efforts to help Butte County get back on its feet aligns with our organization’s mission to support the communities in which we live and work,” said Brian Gates, Division President of Goodfellow Bros. California. “Additionally, we hope to utilize the skills of local residents to help our cleanup efforts while providing some jobs for those in need. We see this as a win-win for both the Joint Venture and the community as a whole.”
The Joint Venture’s scope of work for the cleanup efforts will involve the sorting, loading, and hauling of metals, concrete, ash and contaminated soil to various disposal sites within 150 miles of the affected areas. In total, this will employ more than 1,000 operators, laborers, truckers and a variety of others that will be helping to safely execute on this highly visible contract. The project is targeted for completion in the first quarter of 2020.
Photography courtesy of Sukut Construction 2019.