The drilling division of Frontier-Kemper Constructors Inc. (FKCI), headquartered in Evansville, Ind., recently completed a 20-foot-diameter blind drilled shaft for Cline Resource’s Sugar Camp Mine in southern Illinois. The final depth of the shaft was 980 feet, setting a new world record for the largest full-face blind drilled shaft ever constructed. The shaft was drilled using the FK350MT, FKCI’s blind drilling system. Congratulations to Charlie Ernst (blind drill superintendent) and his crew, Dave Brickey (senior mechanical engineer) and the rest of the engineering group, and all of the shop personnel for their long hours of successful hard work. The project faced many challenges and obstacles, but once again, FKCI’s classic can-do attitude, coupled with a strong sense of teamwork, brought the project to successful completion.