Moving the earth

By Lindsay Gale25 November 2013

Dave Lyste has been appointed by Rachel Contracting to the position of vice president – earthwork group manager. He previously held the position of group manager of the company’s renewable energy division. He said that his promotion, which a new position within the company, will allow Rachel to better meet both ongoing growth and recent management changes.

“A good portion of our business—probably 75-80%—is earthwork-related projects and our growth in that area has been impressive for the last several years,” he says. “That, coupled with Jerry Rachel’s recent decision to semi-retire, prompted these moves. Now, Kevin Klimmek will head up all activity in North Dakota, and I will oversee all other earthwork in this area and throughout the upper Midwest.”

As Rachel’s renewable energy group manager, he oversaw work on the Rolling Hills Wind Farm in Massena, Iowa. This was a 193-tower project - one of the largest in the country - with construction costs alone valued at more than US$20 million (€15 million).

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