We recently caught up with Danny Snyder, an equipment operator for McAninch, while he was working on a runway project at the Des Moines International Airport. This is his fourth year working for McAninch, and he’s happy to be sitting in the seat of a bulldozer.

 

Tyler Dudding’s enthusiasm for his work is contagious. In fact, when asked to explain what he does at McAninch, he had a fitting response.

“I help to make dreams come true,” he says. “Whether we’re working on a housing project or an industrial area, we’re on the ground level of seeing someone’s vision start to become a reality.”

As a scraper operator, he says simply put, he puts the dirt where it needs to be.

George Storm

 

Before homes and businesses are built, a considerable amount of work must happen below the ground, and it goes far beyond digging foundations. With 30 years of experience – 20 of which have been with McAninch – George Storm has significant expertise in this area.

Ben Groesbeck

 

We visited with Groesbeck on a hot and windy summer morning when the heat index that day was expected to rise past 100. When you lay pipe, you’re working in ditch-type conditions surrounded by dirt and not much of a breeze, which means it’s even hotter in those areas.

TJ Lint

 

Recently, we caught up with TJ Lint, a laborer with McAninch who has been on the job since June 1.

Lint’s path to McAninch came in what many might consider an untraditional way. A former football player, Lint was a four-year letter winner playing wide receiver at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.