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Kelly-Hill Company exhibited at last week’s GEAPS (The Grain Elevator and Processing Society) Exchange conference in Kansas City. This conference gives professionals in the grain industry from around the world an opportunity to interact. We also held a drawing for three $100 Visa gift cards – the winners were notified last week.


Kelly-Hill Company serves grain industry clients by maintaining and constructing their rail infrastructure. In the United States, of all the items transported by rail, grain makes up approximately 5%.

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Kelly-Hill Company is honored to be awarded the First Place Award Winner in the Subcontracting Division 150,001 – 300,000 work hours by The Builders’ Association. We will receive our award on March 2, 2017 at the 10th Annual Builders’ Association Safety Excellence Awards Program.

Safety is extremely important to us. We’re excited to be recognized as an organization for our safety practices, which is only possible with our employees’ commitment to safety.

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Kelly-Hill Company recently completed construction of a 13,854 TF loop track for the American Silica production facility in Black Rock, AR. The project also included construction of nine No. 11 turnouts. We enjoyed working with American Silica on this project; here’s what they had to say:

“Kelly-Hill recently completed the track construction (approximately 13,000′) for our unit train capable frac sand processing and load out facility located in Black Rock, AR.  The work performed and product produced by their organization, was always done so in a professional manner emphasizing safety, quality, and efficiency. We are already looking at expanding our facility and intend on using Kelly-Hill for this expansion. I fully endorse their organization and would not hesitate to recommend them for your next project.”

Kelly-Hill Company is slated to begin work on a second loop track at this facility in 2017.

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We were notified that we received the Silver Level Safe Contractor of the Year 2016 by the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association and Railway Track & Structures.


It’s an honor that recognizes Contractor members of NRC with strong workplace safety programs. Kelly-Hill Company continually keeps safety at the forefront of its business. Safety is extremely important to us. We have dedicated training sessions, daily safety meetings, and tool box talks. We are thrilled to be recognized for our safety practices!

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We at Kelly-Hill Company have been blessed to have a great year again. We would like to thank all of our employees who have helped make this year great and wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

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Kelly-Hill Company recently took part in the renovation project for the historic Eads Bridge in St. Louis.  Working with the project’s general contractor St. Louis Bridge Construction Co., our team re-decked Mains 1 and 2, for a total of 3,000 feet across the bridge. A ceremony was held for the completion of this four-year project, which is the first complete rehabilitation done on the 142-year-old bridge.

The Eads Bridge opened on July 4, 1874 to freight railroad traffic. It debuted as the world’s first steel-trussed bridge and the first in the US to use pneumatic caissons in the construction of its piers. The Eads Bridge is now used for automobile and light rail traffic.

Other notable firms that participated in this project are TranSystems, who acted as the design engineering firm, and Modjeski and Masters, who performed project management oversight.

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KC Contractors ExpoThe team at Kelly-Hill Company has had a great start to the Fall season, and recently took the opportunity to participate in the Kansas City Contractors Expo.


Michael Steele, Director of Business Operations and Marketing, Bill Broekemeier, Business Development Manager, and Ed Conlon, Project Manager and Estimator spent their Wednesday at Bartle Hall, manning the Kelly-Hill Company booth. Overall, the Expo was a great way to meet new people and other contractors while engaging in construction topics.


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Kelly-Hill Company recently hit the links and participated in the 8th Annual CDI and D & I RR Golf Outing at Brookings Country Club in South Dakota.

Our Project Manager and Estimator, Ed Conlon, and Director of Business Operations and Marketing, Michael Steele teamed with Progress Rail’s Ed Saam and North Shore Track’s Josh Collins for the day.

The hosts of the annual tournament are outstanding members of the rail Industry. D & I RR is a railroad subsidiary of L. G. Everist and operates a line from Dell Rapids, SD, to Sioux City, IA. CDI is a civil engineering and land surveying company that operates out of Brookings, SD, and specializes in transportation engineering.

The course and weather was fantastic, and we would like to thank CDI and D & I RR for holding the tournament. We enjoyed being in the company of exceptional rail industry professionals, and look forward to attending this golf outing again next year.