News | Delaware Valley Utility Contractors, Reading PA

Delaware Valley Utility Contractors (DVUC) recently invested in a 60,000 pound Ditch Witch horizontal directional drill. This new addition to the DVUC fleet is the largest and most powerful of all their drills.

This new drill will empower DVUC’s crew to even better serve utility companies and work on larger diameter pipe. DVUC also recently replaced their Vermeer 7×11 with a new 913 Vermeer 10,000 pound directional drill.

The two new drills join a convoy which also includes two 30,000 pound drills and two 15,000 pound drills.

DVUC serves utility companies, contractors, townships, municipalities, and homeowners.

DVUC recently added a certified pipeline welder to their crew. This veteran welder can expertly handle any projects ranging from welding natural gas pipelines to utility equipment and more.

“AN EVOLVING EMPIRE: NDA Member Empire Group has thrived for 60 years by meeting the needs of its customers while maintaining focus on exceptional service.
Six subsidiary companies. More than 200 employees. Over 400 pieces of equipment. Sixty years ago, this might have seem fanciful, but in 2015, it’s the reality of NDA member Empire Group of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Empire Group was founded in 1955 by Harry “Whitey” O’Neill Jr. as Empire Wrecking Co. It provided demolition services to Berks County and the surrounding areas for almost 20 years until, in 1972, Whitey unexpectedly passed away. His 22-year-old son, Harry J. O’Neill III, assumed the role of president, but he quickly realized that running a growing demolition company was no easy feat. Read full article.