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Backhoe Services Awarded Titan 1 Missile Site Demolition
Kiowa, CO, June 22, 2011: The Elbert County Commissioners on Wednesday awarded Backhoe Services the sole contract for demolition, material salvage/recycling and site restoration of the former Lowery AFB Titan 1 Missile Site 2, Complex 2C.

Located in rural Elbert County about 4 miles southeast of Elizabeth, the site was retired in 1965. The underground compound, a relic of the Cold War, contains a 54-acre complex complete with three missile silos, control center and power dome.

Backhoe Services will partner with Cherry Creek Recycling for the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals associated with the project.

The project will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in 6 months.

"This contract is a win for both Elbert County and the state of Colorado. By taking this creative and proactive step the Elbert County Commissioners have saved their constituents hundreds of thousands of dollars and added jobs that will impact the entire state," said David Ramsdale, president of Commerce City-based Backhoe Services.

Backhoe Services has more than 15 years' experience in demolition, excavation and site work. The company is well known for road and bridge demolition in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Due to its Titan 1 experience, Backhoe Services is now a leading expert in the demolition and mitigation of decommissioned military installations across the country.