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A monumental new span rises to connect Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts

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Andi Vigue President, Cianbro Corporation

2,500 years ago, a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus said, “The only constant is change.” It is this rate of change, coupled with our ability to adapt, that will determine our future success. Thanks to each of you for making a difference and helping our company to be successful as we celebrate our 60th anniversary.




Congratulations and thank you for your hard work, commitment, and dedication. Each one of you - team members, clients, and outside stakeholders - has helped Cianbro to reach its 60th anniversary safely and successfully. This past year has presented many challenges to our country, our company, and clients. The uncertainty created by these challenges has raised concerns among many people about what the future holds. I am proud to say that our team is tackling these challenges head on and is making significant progress. We continue to focus on the tasks at hand, and to find creative ways to move forward. Your efforts are making a difference! Looking ahead, it is clear that the key to our future success remains within our ability to view challenges as opportunities. To do this, we will be flexible, creative, and above all else, optimistic. Remember, our customers continue to look to us for solutions, and it is important that we never let them down. We will strive to improve in the areas of Health and Safety, Productivity, and overall Operational Efficiency. Continuing to improve in these areas will allow us to remain competitive, reduce costs to our customers, and position the company for future success. Our operational goals remain clear: SAFETY = REDUCE OUR RIR BY 20% EACH YEAR PRODUCTION = EARNED VALUE OF 1.0

Strategically, we will continue to diversify in new markets. Our ability to perform in multiple markets will allow us to maintain stable growth for our companies. This approach will provide opportu-


nities for personal growth, and it will allow us to expand our geographical presence. As we diversify, it is extremely important to understand that we are not exiting any of our current market sectors. Our current client base is extremely important to us and we will not leave them behind. As we expand our capabilities and enter new markets, the gained experience will allow us to broaden the services we offer to all our customers in every market. It is important that we take the time to share this strategy with every customer and explain how it benefits them. To help our team members better understand the dynamics of Cianbro and the progress we are making, we have developed an electronic forum that allows team members to “Ask and Learn”. This process gives any team member the opportunity to submit a question electronically and to have both the question and answer shared with the rest of the team. More information about “Ask and Learn” is available at 2,500 years ago, a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus said, “The only constant is change.” It is this rate of change, coupled with our ability to adapt, that will determine our future success. Thanks to each of you for making a difference and helping our company to be successful as we celebrate our 60th anniversary.





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Oyster Pier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Pennington Avenue Bridge . . . . . 6 I-295 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SAPPI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fox Islands Wind. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Crossroads Landfill . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Capitol Cement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 GSA Gas Plant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 EMF Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ferry Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Maine Maritime Museum . . . . . 14 Oldcastle Plant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Kibby Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Brightman Street Bridge . . . . . . 20 Pearl Harbor Bridge. . . . . . . . . . 23 EMMC Parking Garage. . . . . . . 38

President’s Message . . . . . . . . . .2 Workforce Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 MPRP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Wellness Platinum Award . . . . . .9 2009 Walk for MS . . . . . . . . . . .11 ABC Champ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Crane Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Trek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 IT Support Services . . . . . . . . . .18 Fitness Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Choice Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CAPP Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Crane Operator Certification . . .27 Totally Fit Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 2009 Scholarship Winners . . . . .29 T&D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 In Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Welding Certs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Jessica Kandel

Cianbro has been recognized throughout the country as being a leader in health and safety, and is playing a role in shaping workplace wellness in the national public policy arena. The effort that Cianbro’s team members have put into improving their health by working with their health coaches in the Healthy Lifestyle Program has helped slow the rise of health care costs, improved overall productivity, and improved the quality of life for many participants. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes Cianbro’s wellness program as a model for workplace wellness. The federal government is also poised to recognize the efforts of health and safety conscious businesses nationwide, including Cianbro, by placing new emphasis on improving health care in the country in the form of tax breaks for businesses. Reintroduction of federal legislation, the Healthy Workforce Act, aims to motivate and reward the implementation of “bona fide” worksite wellness programs. Qualifying businesses would receive a tax credit on money invested into the incorporation of effective and comprehensive wellness programs. These potential savings could be applied to program enhancements, and would make good health even more affordable for all team members, and available to many more Americans. This bill, introduced by US Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), promotes disease prevention and physical activity, with the goal of reducing health care costs for companies while increasing productivity, workplace satisfaction, and quality of life. Cianbro’s Medical Director, Dr. Larry Catlett and his company, Occupational Medical Consulting, have taken the lead in connecting Cianbro with federal delegates, urging them to support this bill. “Cianbro’s reputation as a wellness program leader has preceded us to our meetings with legislators, and we hope it will have a substantial impact on influencing their position on this vital legislation,” Dr. Catlett explains. Rita Bubar, Cianbro’s Corporate Human Resources and Wellness Manager says, “We’ve been pleased to play a small part in pushing this legislation along. Our effort in Wellness to improve the lives of team members and their families by controlling at-risk behaviors is something we encourage all companies to do. This legislation is something that could help more companies to invest in the wellness of their employees.” The Healthy Workforce Act has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee for further review.





MPRP Update: Massive Utility Upgrade Sparks New Work for Cianbro ■

By Stephanie Cote and Bruce Metrick

L to R: Bruce Metrick, Russell Dunn, Brian LeComte, Torrey Sheafe, Dan Pellerin, Stephanie Cote, Peter Mehegan, Jennifer Edwards, Nathan Butler, Cory Verrill

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Peter Vigue received a

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asking for assistance preparing a study and developing a potentially large transmission line project. In the company’s typical “can do” fashion, Cianbro responded. The project, now known as the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP), was initially thought to be in the range of several hundred million dollars. MPRP set


out to analyze the reliability of CMP’s bulk power transmission system and identify future system needs to assure safe and reliable electricity delivery for Maine. A comprehensive study of the transmission system was completed in late 2007, in coordination with the Independent System Operator for New England (ISO-NE), which operates the region’s bulk electric power system and oversees the regional electric energy market. The study is laying groundwork for developing a multi-year plan for system enhancements and will include: • A 10-year load forecast for Maine and the surrounding region.

• An evaluation of the performance of the existing bulk power system in accordance with regional and national reliability standards to identify present and future enhancements. • An assessment of alternatives for keeping Maine’s system in compliance under future operating scenarios, and for identifying the most cost-effective alternatives to reinforce the system’s reliability.

The MPRP is now expected to be much larger and more complex than originally believed, with an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. Over the past two years the MPRP team, led by Cianbro Corporation, grew to well over 200 team members drawn from more than 25 organizations. Cianbro was engaged to manage the program through the study, estimate, and regulatory approval phases. The first two of these milestones are complete and the approval process is well underway. Construction is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2010. Phases I and II of MPRP were very challenging. The really exciting part, Construction - Phase III, is what Cianbro is really looking forward to. Here is an overview of what makes up the MPRP from a construction standpoint. Geographically, the project will span CMP’s territory from Orrington, Maine, to the New Hampshire border, following

the coast and large sections near the I-95 corridor. If approved as planned, the transmission line component will be several hundred miles long. When you add up the multiple lines to be installed or replaced in some corridors, with three phases of cable for each transmission line, you quickly approach over 2,000 miles of cable to be strung. This will be made up of 345 kV and 115 kV transmission systems. Support for the lines requires the installation of thousands of structures, mostly wooden with some steel. In addition, the MPRP will require the construction of several new large substations and the expansion or modification of others. Construction will take place during all four seasons, and is expected to last for several years. An economic analysis resulting from a $1.5 billion investment for this project yields the creation of an average 2,100 construction and

related project jobs over four years, and an additional multiplier effect of millions of dollars into Maine’s economy. The work is expected to be broken up into numerous packages over the multi-year timeframe. Cianbro has proven experience in both transmission line and substa-

tion construction. As a regulated public utility, CMP is required to bid this type of work competitively. Cianbro looks forward to securing and successfully constructing a significant portion of this transmission infrastructure project. Cianbro team members who were assigned to the program and helped make the accomplishments include General Manager Pete Foster, Project Engineers Cory Verrill, Nate Butler, Marc Haas, Dan Pellerin, Pete Mehegan, Torrey Sheafe, Russell Dunn and Jared Bragdon , Media Specialist Stephanie Cote, Cost Engineer Jason Butler, Controls Engineer Carla Kelley, Project Cost Controls & Accounting Specialist Joe Vanidestine, Project Specialist Jennifer Edwards, Contract Manager Deb Brown, Engineering Manager Bruce Metrick, and numerous other

team members provided technical support in their field of expertise.

Above photos: Scenes from the five Public Information Meetings organized by MPRP





Oyster Pier: Saving

the Oysters One Pile at a Time ■

By Brenna Frania

This past spring, Cianbro received marching orders for the construction of a pier along the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. This project is part of an effort to increase the capacity to cultivate oysters at the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory. This upgrade, in turn, is expected to improve the quality of Chesapeake Bay. Cianbro Corporation is proud to contribute to the task of improving the environment and saving the bay. Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region mobilized by assembling a 230-ton crawler crane and component barge arrangement at the company’s new bulkhead in Baltimore. In June, the crane was shipped on the barge, and the pile driving crew is currently installing the test piles. The pile driving is expected to be complete by the end of summer. The team will then provide crane support to the concrete subcontractor. Cianbro will manage or self-perform the building, mechanical, and electrical work in 2010.

✔ 5,311 Project Safe Hours Artist’s rendering of the new mechanical building (foreground) and the laboratory building

The area where the new pier will be located

Wilbert Gonzalez views completed installation of new differential reducer along with floating shafts and couplings at the Southeast Bridge span

Pennington Avenue Bridge Project-Bearing a Heavy Load ■

By Brenna Frania

Cianbro Corporation is facing one of the nation’s toughest fixes with the removal and replacement of a cracked trunnion bearing on the Southwest span of the Pennington Avenue Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. The team was contracted to complete the replacement of the main operating machinery, gearing, electrical equipment, lighting, as well as roadway and grating repairs and traffic maintenance. It was during a trunnion inspection, that the existing trunnion bearing was found to be cracked and in need of replacement. The United States Coast Guard granted the team a tight one-month window during which the Channel will be shut down, to complete the work. On July 30th, the team jacked the entire Southwest span of the bridge in order to begin removing the cracked bearing. Once crews remove the 7,240 pound component, the team will install and align the new replacement bearing. Alan Fisher is the construction structures manager, who has overseen the design and completion of the bridge jacking system. He describes the process to be like changing a very difficult flat tire. The team had to jack up all four corners of the entire Southwest Span of the bridge approximately two inches, in order to remove the bearing. Though two inches doesn’t seem like much, it took a total of eight 280-ton jacks to lift the 1.5 to 2 million pound bridge just that much. The cracked bearing will be heated to a temperature as high as 500 degrees in order to remove it from the trunnion shaft. Because of limited access to the site, the replacement bearing, over five feet in diameter, will be lifted by a barge-mounted crane into the narrow opening under the bridge where the work is being conducted. Prior to installation, the team began testing the bridge operations on the south span. The testing included new electrical motors, relays, equipment and mechanical gears and reducers. The bearing replacement has attracted national and international interest for the unique and tough replacement process.

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Sappi Fine Paper: Green Liquor Tank Rebuild Project ■

By Kyle Pellerin

Cianbro Corporation’s Hinckley, Maine, site recently completed a rebuild of a clarifier tank at the SAPPI paper mill. The project consisted of rebuilding an existing 70 foot diameter by 35 foot tall Green Liquor Clarifier Tank. The team had to install 12 temporary supports to help shore up the roof and drive assemblies. The existing tank walls were replaced with 5/8-inch and 3/4-inch thick SA 516 GR70 plate. In addition to this work, there was some underflow piping that was buried under the concrete floor which required demolition. Part of the concrete floor inside the tank had to be removed and resurfaced. Two new dreg pumps had to have new foundations and piping to reconnect the system. This scope of work was quite a challenge for the crew. All of the demo and installation had to happen inside a full set of staging from top to bottom, and inside the lime kiln building. In order to handle and dispose of the tank, the demolition had to be done in pieces. Crane access Flying up one of the new sheets as for this job was very Edward Grignon stands by limited. The new plates could only be flown in from two spots on the west side of the tank. Once the plates were flown up they had to be transferred to chain falls and drifted around to their resting location. The other twist to this was that the plates had to line up by center line not by inside or outside face. This made quite a challenge for the crews. The other big obstacle that the team overcame was to resurface the concrete floor inside the tank. Team members had to have two wedges taken out to expose the underflow piping and to take the existing floor down to sound concrete. The resurfacing of the floor had to be a monolithic pour. To do this, the team used a pump truck and the rake that is inside the tank for a screed. This placement was 115 cubic yards of a specially designed concrete and was completed in ten hours. Thanks go to all the team members that worked on this project for making it a very successful and safe job. The client is very pleased with the results.

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Bruce Dube and Brent Walker placing concrete in Lewiston Road south side approach slab

I-295 Northbound Rubblization

By Lou Campbell

Cianbro Corporation has again teamed with Pike Industries for the completion of the I-295 Rubblization Project between Gardiner and Topsham, Maine. This year the southbound barrel was rebuilt with Federal Stimulus money. Work for the Cianbro team included constructing new joints, approach slabs, and concrete transition barriers on the Androscoggin River Bridge, Lewiston Road Bridge, Maine Central Railroad Bridge, Cathance River Bridge, and the Route 125/138 Bridge. In addition to these bridges, new transition barriers were constructed on the Route One Overpass, and new joints and transition barriers were constructed at the Cobbosseecontee Stream Bridge. Work was done in phases, the first being the passing lane on the southern three bridges. At the completion of this phase, two of the transition barriers were constructed on the Route One Overpass while work started on the Cobbosseecontee Stream Bridge passing lane side. When Pike completed their work on the passing lane for the three southern bridges, the travel lane work commenced on these bridges. At the completion of this work, the last two transition barriers were constructed on the Route One Overpass. In June, the northbound Barrel was closed to traffic from Route 196 up to Gardiner. At that time, Cianbro did the reconstruction work on Cathance and Route 125/238 Bridges. Gary Taylor along with Bruce Dube, Tom Belanger, and Wayne Blodgett are leading the Cianbro team on this construction project.

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Artist’s rendering of completed Fox Islands Wind Power Project

Fox Islands Wind Power Project: Harvesting the Breeze ■

By Alan Grover

After months of negotiations, public outreach, permit applications and design work, Fox Islands Wind, LLC, is now overseeing the construction phases of an effort to bring wind energy to Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine. When work on site is completed later this year, three 1.5 megawatt General Electric wind turbines will be feeding electricity directly to the power distribution system on the two islands. The turbines are expected to stabilize power prices on the islands, a benefit that has won the overwhelming support of the islanders. The project also promises to ensure the power supply on the islands, which now receive electricity via a 13 mile submarine cable from the mainland. Any surplus power that is generated by the wind turbines will be sold back to the regional grid via the submarine cable. Fox Islands Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, hosted a ground breaking ceremony at the construction site on June 29th. “We don’t have to worry about that cable, we don’t have to be beholden to whether it gets hauled up by a scallop dragger or something else,” said Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in her ceremonial speech. “We can do something about this. We can produce our own power and we can be energy self-sufficient.” Fox Islands Wind CEO and Harvard Business Professor, George Baker, spoke of the collaboration with Cianbro Corporation during his remarks as Master of Ceremonies. “Cianbro is truly a remarkable company,” he said. “And as some of you know, I’m a professor at a business school, so I don’t call businesses remark8



able just anytime. But it’s been amazing to work with them. The people at Cianbro project competence, reliability, and honesty in a way that is truly genuine and truly amazing.” Cianbro Chairman Peter Vigue, one of the region’s leading supporters of offshore wind power, added his own observations. “When I look at this crowd today, and I listen to the stories about the commitment of the people from these islands in terms of their desire to set a standard for the State of Maine to develop the first offshore island wind project on the east coast, it’s remarkable,” said Chairman

project, from transporting components to erecting turbines to creating the electrical infrastructure. One of the biggest challenges faced by crews during construction is that all of the materials arrive by barge, in a confined oceanfront area that relies on fishing and tourism. The owners of the project and Cianbro are developing methods to minimize the impact of the construction on the island communities. The site was cleared in June. Road construction to provide easy access to the site was completed in July, along with the construction of turbine foundations. Turbine components are scheduled to arrive

L to R: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree; Elliot Brown, president, Fox Islands Electric Cooperative board of directors; Deb McNeil, staff assistant to Senator Olympia Snowe; George Baker, CEO, Fox Islands Wind, LLC; Michelle Michaud, staff assistant to Senator Susan Collins; Peter Vigue, CEO, Cianbro; Tyler Fairbank, president, EOS Ventures, LLC; Horace Hildreth, chairman, Diversified Communications; Philip Conkling, president, Island Institute

Vigue. “This is a celebration of people who were committed to working together to get something that was very important for their islands, but also more than set a standard for the neighborhood, the area, and the State of Maine.” Cianbro Corporation is the general contractor responsible for building the


in mid-August. Cianbro crews will erect the turbines through mid-September. Substantial mechanical completion of the project is slated for October 23rd. The project is expected to begin producing power in November.

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Waste Management: Crossroads Landfill Gas to Energy ■

By Kyle Pellerin

This project for the Cianbro Corporation was located in the town of Norridgewock, Maine, about 30 miles west of the corporate office in Pittsfield. The landfill is owned by Waste Management and the job was managed by T.V. John & Sons. The scope of work for this gasto-energy project was to set all of the owner supplied equipment and to do all of the processed piping in the plant. This plant is going to take all of the methane gas that the landfill produces and transform it into energy to supply about 3,000 thousands homes in the area. The original schedule for this job was to start in September 2008, setting the engines and gas compressor skids before the roof went on the building. Due to weather conditions and unforeseen delays in the project, Cianbro was not able to set the equipment until October, and could not start the process piping until November. At the time the team was finally able to start the processed piping, they were 22 days behind the original schedule that designated startup of the plant by December 31, 2008. The crew worked extremely hard and was able to make up the 22 days that the project was behind. A small crew stayed behind to finish some minor punchlist items and was finished by the end of January, 2009. The team was led by Project Superintendent Process piping completed by Gary Parker and his crew Mike Hilton; Project Engineer Kyle Pellerin; Cost Engineer Jason Butler; General Foreman Gary Parker; and Safety Specialist Patti Dickinson. Team members on the project included pipefitters and welding crews of Nelson Guzman, Ryan

Laney, Josh Parker, Ray Randlett III, Jeff Robinson, Billy Sawyer, George Tapley, Jared True, and Shawn Wing. The instrumentation crew included Steve Bevis, Ryan Hutchinson, and Dave Maheu. The civil team included Ben Blodgett, Kenneth Brooker, and Michael Varney. The Copper pipe crew included Duane Boissonault, Darren Pulkkinen, Ronald Wedgewood, and Tim Whitmore. The all-important “Behind-the-scenes” crew included Nick Arena, Albert Arsenault, Jacky Arsenault, Jason Chicoine, Jack Dodge, Mitch Hayden, Earl Hughes, Sandy Perrault, Jim Leavitt, and Elbridge Watson.

The team did a great job bringing in the project with an outstanding production rate and zero incidents. The management team would like to thank everybody who worked on the job for their excellent efforts. ✔ 4,882 Project Safe Hours

Cianbro team members on hand to receive Platinum Award Front Row (L to R): Peter Vigue, Suzelle Allain, David Fay, Rita Bubar, Destiny Demo, Lisa Brown, Amy Chute, Bonnie Brown, Lauren Benttinen, Charlie Cianchette Back Row (L to R) Chris McGary, Rob Stevens, Barbie Poirier, Sue Morrison, Jessica Kandel, Andrea Pelletier, Joe Kennedy

Cianbro Recertifies its Platinum Award Status ■

By Andrea Pelletier

In 2006, Cianbro’s Wellness Program was honored by receiving the Platinum award, the highest award granted by The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). On May 19, 2009, Cianbro was honored once again and recertified its Platinum status at the Well Workplace Awards Celebration Dinner. Until this year, Cianbro was the only Platinum award winner in Maine and one of only thirteen nationally. This year Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield joined the ranks of Platinum award winners in the state of Maine. The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for all Americans, especially through health promotion initiatives at the worksite. Their awards program recognizes organizations that have built successful results-oriented wellness programs, as defined by WELCOA’s benchmarks, which include a rigorous set of criteria. The Maine state chapter of the organization, The Wellness Council of Maine (WLCME) presented the awards at their annual dinner, featuring Peter Vigue, CEO of Cianbro as the Keynote Speaker. Additionally, Occupational Medical Consulting (OMC), which partners with Cianbro in administering our Healthy LifeStyle Program, was honored with the Irv Marsters Wellness Champion Leadership Award for Business. This award recognizes an organization that has made a significant investment in promoting health and wellness within their company as well as promoting good health statewide, so that businesses can maintain a productive workforce to help them thrive and prosper. Thanks go out to Cianbro’s team members and spouses for making wellness a part of their lives. It is your support and dedication that makes our Wellness Program successful! (See Letters, page 25). CIANBRO




A Capitol Project: Capitol Cement ■

By Brenna Frania

Cianbro Corporation team members continue to make good progress on the massive Capitol Cement project in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where the company began erecting the first of three gallery sections in late May. The pre-assembled gallery section, weighing 111,000 pounds, was lifted in one piece using two cranes. Although this is a complex job, Project Field Engineer/Scheduler Jason Keller says, “A project is only as complicated as the problems that are created.” Among the team’s accomplishments is the celebration of 350,000 safe hours, a milestone reached in May. Cianbro’s “Capitol Project” team has been hard at work erecting over 400 feet of steel for a 430 foot tall pre-heater tower. To date, the team has erected two sections of the 17 foot diameter kiln, totaling 215,000 pounds. “The kiln sections looked pretty big sitting on the rollers, but now that it’s sitting next to the 430 foot tall pre-heater tower… not so much,” chuckles Jason. The team has also constructed a new clinker cooler and surrounding building, as well as two silo roofs with gazebos, which will house multiple chutes, bag filters, and pin/slide gates. The crew is continuing to finish out the 130 foot tall transfer tower and the welding on the kiln hardware for the tyres, which will sit on the trunnion bearings mounted on top of the kiln piers. At the cooler, Cianbro continues to perform punch list items as this area nears completion. The cooler, which cools the clinker that comes out of the kiln, contains approximately 1,530 mechanical flow regulators to control the cooling air coming from the under grate cooling fans, as well as an air blaster system. The air blaster system provides additional cooling capacity and prevents “snowmen” formations of the clinker. The team has erected two more galleries; number 11 and number 12 respectively. Gallery 11 will transport clinker from the cooler discharge to the normal clinker silo where it will either enter the silo or be diverted onto gallery 12 to be routed to the low alkali silo. From here, it is either stored for low alkali mix or distributed to the reclaim systems and transported via the recently erected gallery 13. Cianbro is continuing to erect the cyclones and tie in ductwork from the excess air duct of the cooler to the cooler cyclones and the cooler ID fan. At the low alkali silo, Cianbro is nearing the top of the stair tower that provides access to the roof of the silo via stair or elevator.

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Cianbro crews erect the first piece of ductwork for the excess air duct of the clinker cooler

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Project Milestones

Significant milestones of the project include the gazebo being made ready to accept gallery 11 and 12, crews erecting gallery 13, and erecting the transfer tower. Other project milestones include erecting the last vessels for the pre-heater tower, completing the kiln, substantial completion of the clinker cooler, and completion of the silo roofs.

Cianbro Succeeds at GSA Heating Plant in the Nation’s Capital

By Brenna Frania

Cianbro Corporation has completed repairs at the General Services Administration’s Heating Operations and Transmission District Plant in Washington, D.C. The plant serves nearly 100 District buildings. Washington Gas, the owner of the affected equipment, contacted Cianbro to expedite the project which was already on a tight schedule and had little room for error. The work consisted of replacing the hi-temp exhaust ducts on two combustion turbines. The original ductwork was a light gauge stainless, which had failed prematurely. The new ductwork is comprised of heavier chromealloy, better suited to withstand the 1,000 degree turbine exhaust for many years of service. Cianbro was contracted to demolish the existing ductwork, and supply and erect the new ductwork. There was little space to install, store, and unload the materials. Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation fabricated the components at their 93,000 square foot facility in Baltimore, Maryland. “Working on a project in a busy city is always a challenge,” said Cianbro’s Project Manager, Michael DeArmott. “Add into the mix, that all of your work is in the basement of a government building in the middle of D.C., and you have a complex logistical challenge ahead of you.” Cianbro constructed and installed the ductwork by delivering materials in a “just in time” manner. This allowed crews to unload and move components into position immediately upon arrival at the site. The sequencing and delivery was important, since there was

2009 Walk for MS ■

By Bev Rollins

The weather was nice and the spirits were high for Maine’s 2009 Walk for MS, which took place on Saturday, April 25th. Two Cianbro teams walked at the Brewer and Waterville sites to help fight MS. The teams were busy with their fundraisers the week prior to the walk. Brewer’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility held an Italian lunch and raffle, and Cianbro’s Pittsfield area held chili lunches and a theme raffle. The Corporate SHARE committee helped tremendously with fundraising. Along with the donation from Cianbro, team members raised $3,325.

High temperature exhaust ducts at boiler tie-in

very limited lay down area, no real storage area, and restricted access both physically and with regard to security. The project crew consisted of Pete Burdette, William Burdette, Jose Torres, Adam Matheny, Tom Robinson, Tom Sullivan, and Tom Carranza. The team was led by Project Superintendent Jason Shinaberry, and Project Engineer Jae Park. Michael DeArmott was Project Manager for the work. Cianbro team members had no lost time or recordable incidents during the job, and accrued a total of 2,618 safe work hours. “Our team did a nice job planning ahead and coordinating between the site and Cianbro Fabrication & Coating,” DeArmott notes. “They were able to be creative in positioning and moving the ductwork, as there was only a foot of overhead clearance available and we were prevented from relocating any piping or conduit due to the plant being in continuous operation.” Cianbro was able to overcome several last minute obstacles and completed the project on time and on budget.

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In the United States, more then 400,000 people have been diagnosed with MS. 200 more are diagnosed every week. Most people are diagnosed between the age of 20 and 50; however the disease also appears in young children and teens. Thanks go to each and every one of our Cianbro family and friends for supporting this worthwhile cause. Way to go Cianbro! Back row: Carrie Wilson, Kristen Theriault, Tony Foster, Kim Foster Front row: Lori Hughes, Kelsee Lancaster, Shelbee Lancaster

L to R: Liz Kennedy and sons Kaleb and Braeden, Megan Godfrey and son Tanner, Cheryl Burton, Alan Burton, Lisa Brown and daughter Rachel, Andrea Pelletier and daughter Natalie, Bev Rollins, Gary Rollins CIANBRO




Teen students and industry experts rub elbows at 2008 ABC Craft Championships, Augusta, Maine

ABC Craft Championships Prepare the New Workforce ■

By Laura Curtis

The construction industry’s focus has shifted to the younger workforce as baby boomers prepare for retirement. In an attempt to promote the development of new talent, Cianbro has been involved with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Craft Championships since the first annual Maine event was held in 2001. The Maine Craft Championships originated as a modest electrical competition. Today, it is a multi-faceted, interactive career expo which introduces

L to R: Cianbro Medal Winners Cory Drost, Brian Gormley, Nick Fox

hundreds of students, teachers, administrators, and policy makers to the talents and skills found in Maine’s construction community. The purpose of the event is two-fold. One goal is to expose high school students to the opportunities within the industry. Another objective is to offer an opportunity for craft trainees to showcase their skills. The winning trainees have the privilege of representing their company, and ABC Maine, at the ABC National Craft Championships. Cianbro has held a very active role at both the national and state competition levels, 1 2



where the company has developed a strong reputation for excellence. Cianbro works closely with the ABC Maine Chapter, other Maine contractors, and Maine high school vocational programs to ensure the event is a success. The Maine Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors sponsors the annual Maine Craft Championships at the Augusta Civic Center. All competitors are employees of ABC member companies. The contestants complete a written exam prior to the competition. This year, contestants competed in five categories: High School Carpentry, High School Electrical, Electrical, Pipefitting, and Millwright. The adult competitors have to be enrolled in an NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certified craft training program. Younger competitors come from high school electrical and carpentry programs which teach the same industry-based curriculum. The practical application piece of the competition has its own set of time and resource constraints for each category. Competitors often face unforeseen obstacles, and the crowd can be very distracting. The winners of the adult competitions qualify to represent Cianbro and ABC Maine at the ABC National Craft Championships. This year, three team members traveled to Hawaii where they competed in the Pipefitting, Millwright and Pipe Welding competitions. Cory Drost and Brian Gormley won bronze medals at the event, while Nick Fox returned home with a gold medal. Of nearly 30,000 member companies from across the United States and its territories, Cianbro was the only firm to win three medals at the 2009 ABC National Craft Championships. The first Cianbro trainee to compete at


the national level was Andrew Bowden in Electrical in 2000. Since then ABC Maine and Cianbro have had representation every year. Cianbro’s participants include:

Dan Cole ..................................Electrical Tommy Barnes .......................Millwright Jason White ..............Instrument Fitting Kevin Morneault ....................Pipefitting Hunter Anderson....................Millwright Don Davis..................Instrument Fitting Michael Cianchette .................Electrical John McLaughlin...................Pipefitting Jeff Jones ...............................Millwright Nick Fox ............................Pipe Welding Cory Drost..............................Pipefitting Brian Gormley ........................Millwright

The Maine Craft Championships also include many other activities sponsored by local businesses, educational institutions, and other vendors to encourage students to explore the various construction disciplines. More than 25 companies each conduct an interactive event which puts tools in the hands of students. Hands on activities in 2008 included bricklaying, heavy equipment simulators and excavator operation, driving a dump truck, rigging gantries, boat building, metalworking, welding, pole climbing, a hammer contest, plumbing, and some students were even lifted in a bucket truck. The event provides many networking opportunities for students as well as teachers. This year’s event also featured a policymaker’s breakfast at which Peter Vigue addressed a group of more than 100 leaders including company owners, educational administrators, government officials, and representatives. Thanks to all of the Cianbro team members who contributed to the success of the 2008 ABC Craft Championships.

Pieces of the Puzzle: EMF Modules Update ■

By Alan Grover

It has been a busy summer for Cianbro Constructors team members at the Eastern Manufacturing Facility (EMF) in Brewer, Maine. EMF continues to churn out one huge module after another for the 7 billion dollar Motiva Refinery Expansion project in Port Arthur, Texas. The first shipment of four refinery modules left the Brewer bulkhead by ocean going tug and barge on March 26. The massive barge with its giant cargo was a majestic sight as it moved down the Penobscot River toward the open ocean and a 2,300 mile voyage along the eastern seaboard and onward to the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of spectators lined the banks of the Penobscot to see the modules depart. Many of the bystanders carried homemade signs thanking Cianbro for bringing commerce back to the river and contributing to the local economy. The voyage south along America’s east coast was stormy, with the vessels putting into port on several occasions during the

26 day journey. But the modules arrived in Texas, safe and sound, on April 21, and were unloaded almost immediately. The first of the precision-made Cianbro modules rolled down the streets of Port Arthur, past specially designed traffic lights that swivel out of the way, and was fastened into place at the Motiva refinery within 24 hours. Cianbro Project Manager Scott Clements said the whole operation went “smooth as silk.” The Cianbro modules were the first to be delivered of all the four yards that are building the new pieces of Motiva’s refinery expansion. Voyage number two began on June 12. The crowds along the river were smaller, but Cianbro’s pride was as prominent as before. The crew of the ocean going tug, Emma Foss, had the advantage of favorable seas during this voyage, and the shipment arrived in Texas

in only 11 days. This time, Cianbro’s prized modules waited on board the barge for five days before being unloaded. Module shipments from Charleston, South Carolina and Tampico, Mexico were also arriving on barges, as were huge components from Asia that were brought in by heavy haul cargo vessels. When the modules were finally offloaded on June 28, the Emma Foss was back on the open seas by evening, speeding up the coast like a cabin cruiser. She was back in Maine waters only ten days after departing Texas. Meanwhile, back in Brewer, Cianbro team members were putting the finishing touches on the next four modules to be shipped out. The process will continue until all 53 modules that Motiva has commissioned from Cianbro are safely within the refinery expansion, representing the largest increase in U.S. refining capacity since the 1970s.

✔ 951,446 Project Safe Hours Cianbro-built modules aboard the ocean going barge, Columbia Boston




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Maine Maritime Museum Pier Rehabilitation ■

Dave Bond, Critter Downs, Owen Grimes, and Doug Ranks at work at the Maine Maritime Museum jobsite

By Lou Campbell

The reconstruction of two piers at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, got underway on April 6, 2009. The upstream pier is constructed on timber piles. Cianbro Corporation’s new work consisted of removing the existing timber deck, cap timbers, and certain deteriorated wood piles, building a new concrete T-Wall retaining wall on the land side of the pier, driving new interior pile and fender pile, and constructing a new timber deck. The downstream pier (south pier) is a timber crib pier. The existing structure was removed and a new timber crib pier was constructed in its place. Work was completed in June. Bill Moulton led the Cianbro team on this project. He was assisted by Doug Ranks, Dave Bond, Owen Grimes, Steve Colby, Critter Downs, Ryan Marcotte, and Brent Walker.

✔ 3,763 Project Safe Hours

Lincolnville/Islesboro Ferry Terminal Renovation Project ■

By Dave Shorey

transfer bridge back in service, but Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation made an extra effort. They were able to get a prime coat on the steel assemblies, which saved the owner from having to go back at a later date to prime and paint the steel. With a concentrated group effort by everyone from the project, Cianbro Fabrication & Coating, and the Cianbro Transportation group, the owner was able to return the bridge to service with minimum disruption, and all without impacting Cianbro’s own fledgling project. It’s just another example of Cianbro’s team spirit and planning skills benefitting not just the company, but the company’s client. (See Letters, page 25). Soon, Cianbro’s barge arrived in Lincolnville fresh from its journey up from Ricker’s Wharf. The pile driving crew, captained by Al

Fluellen, began installing the pile driving templates in preparation for the installation of the new 12 inch pipe piling to support the new hoist tower foundations. The land based crew, directed by Joe Friant, feverishly worked the tides to complete the existing abutment repairs and to get ready for the new standby generator foundation. The task of preparing temporary power and installing all the shore-based electrical work that is required to do the actual transfer bridge replacement came under the watchful eye of Patty Brann. By the first of June, the team was finished with pre-shutdown activities in Lincolnville, and on their way to Islesboro to get that site ready for the Transfer Bridge Replacements in the fall.

Cianbro Corporation’s Lincolnville/Islesboro Transfer Bridge Replacement Project got underway in April. When Cianbro’s team mobilized on site, they were surprised to see how quickly their planning and scheduling efforts were going to be put to the test by the owner, the State of Maine. Crews had just gotten settled in to begin pre-shut down work for the replacement of the Lincolnville and Islesboro transfer bridges when they received an emergency call from the owner. A similar transfer bridge facility at Swans Island had fallen victim to a mechanical failure that had rendered the bridge inoperable. That left Swans Island without ferry service. The state was eager 12,460 Project Safe Hours to make the necessary repairs, but found themselves without some very critical, long lead-time materials. As it turned out, with help from the Cianbro purchasing group, the Lincolnville/Islesboro team had already purchased and received the very same long lead-time materials for their project. Those materials were in storage at the Cianbro Fabrication & Coating facility in Pittsfield waiting for delivery to the jobsite. With a quick call to Cianbro’s vendors, the Lincolnville/Islesboro team was able to verify that all the components that the owner required to facilitate repairs at Swans Island could be replaced before the anticipated installation dates. This allowed Cianbro to make those materials available to the owner. Overnight, not only did the team members get all the required materials Kevin Crowell, Dana Woods, and Chad Page driving foundation pile for the new delivered in time for the owner to put the substructure at the hoist towers 1 4




Oldcastle Lawn and Garden Project

Cianbro’s Oldcastle team

By Eric Brown

The Oldcastle Lawn and Garden mulch plant (also known as the Jolly Gardener Plant) in Poland, Maine, suffered major damage as the result of a fire over Labor Day weekend in 2008. Consequently, Oldcastle contracted with Cianbro to provide design/build services to restore the facility to better-than-original condition in time for the spring sales season. Cianbro Corporation was selected because of the company’s ability to coordinate all the necessary resources (design engineering, labor, equipment, and subcontractors) to bring this fast-track job to completion in the allotted time. The scope included some site demolition, replacing the destroyed storage building with a new 50 foot by 155 foot Bin Storage building including associated conveyor systems, upgrading the drive systems to the two grinders, and upgrading the power system to the plant. Brian Rancourt came aboard in late September to coordinate the various design elements (civil/structural by Bob Mohlin, electrical by Fitch Company, conveying systems by BID, and fire systems by Eastern Fire). Ron Taylor followed in mid-October to start planning the electrical work. Eric Brown arrived onsite in late October to start planning the civil/structural work activi-

ties. As preliminary designs were finalized, equipment and material purchases were made, construction equipment and crews were mobilized, and construction started in mid-November. The civil crews (led by Wayne Blodgett, Al Fluellen, Al Pressey, Paul Belanger, and Anne Perron) started foot-

ings for the new building, and soon expanded to form and place the walls. The team built foundations for new grinder drive motors, and constructed a concrete block Motor Control Center (MCC) room. Despite cold temperatures, consistent snow, three holidays, and team members using up end-of-year vacation time, 550 linear feet of footings and 14 foot walls were completed by the second week of January. Structural steel deliveries for the new building arrived as the last wall placements were completed. That allowed steel erection to progress immediately, with conveyor system components being installed as the steel was erected. Siding and sprinkler crews completed their work while the building took shape, and the civil focus shifted to completing the slabs-on-grade in the storage bins. The electrical group (Larry Snowman, Bill Ring, and crews) was initially tasked with setting up a temporary power system not only for the construction work, but also to power some of the existing mill equipment that was still operational. This allowed the existing fire-damaged MCC

room to be demolished and a new MCC room and upgraded power system to be built for plant operations. After the temporary power was established, the focus changed to pulling in new feeds to power the new MCC room, replacing tray, conduit, and wiring damaged by fire in the process building, and installing all new drives and gear in the new MCC room. The existing mill equipment was switched back over from the temporary system once the new MCC room was in place and powered up. As the structural steel was being erected for the new Storage Building, the electrical crews proceeded to install all the tray, conduit, control devices and wiring for the lighting and conveyor systems in preparation for start-up. March 13th was the scheduled date for turning over the facility to the client. On March 10th, the number 1 process line was started up, followed by the number 2 process line on March 12th. The complete system was ready to run and was turned over to a very grateful client on March 13th. Through the whole project, the client praised the quality of the work and Cianbro’s safety practices (see Letters, page 25). The team completed the project in the middle of a site that was trying to maintain mulch production with portable equipment and a fleet of bucket loaders that loaded out as many as 80 trailer trucks a day. The project peaked out with approximately 45 Cianbro team members and 10 subs, working in excess of 31,000 work hours with only one minor first report. Cianbro has since undertaken more small jobs for the client at the Poland plant, and is exploring opportunities at other Oldcastle sites throughout the northeast.

✔ 31,577 Project Safe Hours The new structure in operation CIANBRO



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AMTRAK BRIDGE (GROTON, CONNECTICUT) Cianbro uses a Don Jon-Chesapeake 1000 crane to remove the old bascule lift span from the Amtrak Bridge, at a weight of 600 tons

CIANBRO’S Big Picks By Kris Chipman and Mike Berry

Cianbro has the expertise to identify the right piece of equipment for the monumental construction tasks that often face the company’s team members. Sophisticated and difficult challenges are completed safely and efficiently thanks to the knowledge and skill of Cianbro’s planners, supervisors, equipment operators, and support team members. Among some of the feats that this team effort has accomplished are the AMAZING picks CAPITOL CEMENT that are displayed on (MARTINSBURG, this page. WEST VIRGINIA) ■

BRIGHTMAN STREET BRIDGE (SOMERSET, MASS.) A Manitowoc 4100 Ringer on the Respect barge lifts a tub girder weighing 89,110 pounds and measuring 93 feet in length

JIMINY PEAK (HANCOCK, MASSACHUSETTS) At the top of a mountain, Cianbro crews use a Liebherr LR 1400 crane to lift a 90,000 pound turbine rotor and blades to a height of approximately 260 feet

A 38,000 pound downcomer duct section is placed at a height of 370 feet with a MAX-ER 2250 crane

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EASTERN MANUFACTURING FACILITY (BREWER, MAINE) Team members from Cianbro Constructors lift 187,000 pounds worth of heat exchangers into a process module using a Manitowoc 4100, Series II crane

“Air” Force ■

By Rick Leonard

The people of Maine can breathe easier, thanks in part to the Cianbro Cycling Team. During the weekend of June 19-21, 19 Cianbro team members and ten of their friends and family participated in the 25th annual American Lung Association of Maine bicycle Trek Across Maine. Team members who participated in the event include Randy Albert, Lauren Benttinen, Lisa Brown, Erica Caldwell, Mark Caldwell, Stephanie Cote, Paul DeCesere, Doug Dow, Tony Foster, Aaron Gibbs, Justin Ladd, Brian LeComte, Rick Leonard, Sue Morrison, Christine Nadeau, Brian Rancourt, Dan Pellerin, Andrea Pelletier and Cory Verrill. Their friends and family who joined them were Deb Ladd, Megan Ladd, Connor Leonard, Gary Rancourt, Pete Rancourt, Becky Thompson, Jennifer Williams, Jessica Verrill, Jennifer Groh, and Susan Albert. This three-day event raised over $1.5 million in support of educational programs on the dangerous health impacts of tobacco use, continued monitoring and improvement of air quality in public buildings and schools, assistance for people with asthma through education and medical research, and sponsorship of legislation for the development of alternative “clean” energy generation. The mission of the American Lung Association of Maine is to lead in lung health promotion and lung disease prevention. Since 1911, the American Lung Association of Maine has led the fight against lung disease, and impacts every Maine community with nearly 90% of funds staying in the state. The remainder is used to support national education, research, and public policy programs. The American Lung Association of Maine is supported by private donations and volunteers – people just

like you! The Trek Across Maine itself is an extraordinary event, and this year was the 25th Anniversary. From its humble beginning in 1985, the Trek is now nationally recognized as a premier cycling event, with more than 2,500 cyclists from all over the United States riding their bicycles 180 miles from the beautiful western mountains to the rock bound coast of Maine. Averaging 60 miles per day, cyclists are supported by over 500 volunteers and dozens of public safety representatives. Several of Maine’s bike shop mechanics also lend support by carrying gear, directing traffic, fixing bikes,

give back to the communities in which we live and work, while promoting good health, physical activity, environmental consciousness, and team building. The 2009 Cianbro Cycling Team should be congratulated for their recent accomplishments. Together, they not only completed the challenge of riding 180 miles in three days, but also raised approximately $15,000 in pledge money, participated in hundreds of miles of training rides, received education and training on road cycling, and promoted health and wellness with Cianbro’s can-do spirit and style. The team plans to carry its

2009 Cianbro Cycling Team providing food and water, and supplying an endless amount of encouragement as bikers make their way across the state. Cianbro Corporation is a long-time supporter of the Trek. For many years, the company has pledged money in support of individual team members riding in the Trek. 2009 marks the third consecutive year the company has sponsored a Trek team. Company support is provided through a team matching donation, promotional displays at Team Tent City on the second day of the event, and support of the first annual Trek raffle. Events like the Trek Across Maine are important to Cianbro as a way to

momentum from the Trek to other charity rides that complement our healthy lifestyle initiatives. If you would like to participate in other charity rides as a member of the Cianbro Cycling Team, including the 2010 Trek Across Maine, please contact Rick Leonard at 207-679-2250. For more information about the American Lung Association of Maine and the Trek, visit It’s never too early to register for the 2010 Trek and space is limited. Come join in the fun. Let’s help start off the next 25 years by making Cianbro’s Trek Team the biggest and best yet!




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Information Technology (IT) Support Services ■

By Vera Bryant

Cianbro has a wide variety of software systems that support various aspects of the business. The IT Support Services team answers questions and solves software and hardware problems for our computer users and team members.

(L to R): Aaron Gibbs, Christine Nadeau, Sean Kelley, Lesli Swieczkowski, Vera Bryant

The team, led by IT Support Services Manager Lesli Swieczkowski, consists of application support analysts Vera Bryant, Aaron Gibbs, and Christine Nadeau, and IT support technician Sean Kelley. This team provides the Cianbro user

community with computer assistance over the telephone, by email, and in person during regular business hours (7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), scheduled on call, and after hours through an answering service. The IT Support Services team works closely with the other members of the IT Department to stay on top of the changes in software, and in our network environment. For example, when Cianbro’s Application Services team writes new software, 1 8




Christine, Lesli and Vera are often included in the group that designs, develops, and tests the new programs. Support Services team members can be found training new users of Cianbro software, as well as writing the online help and documentation files. Christine, Vera and Lesli also provide one-on-one training to users in various locations throughout the company. Once a new system is installed at all locations, the IT Support Services team transitions into the support role for the software. When users have a question or problem with the system, they call IT Support for assistance. We do our best to answer the question or solve the problem. If there is a problem that needs to be fixed, we create a ticket and send it to the IT team responsible for the application or system. Aaron has recently taken on additional responsibilities for setting up new user accounts. He also maintains network folder security, Postini accounts, and various other functions that had been handled by the Network team. Sean is the newest member of the team. He is responsible for setting up and maintaining computers throughout the Pittsfield campus. He We do our best to answer the question or works closely with the Network team to mainsolve the problem. If tain hardware standards there is a problem that and keep the computers running smoothly for the needs to be fixed, we Pittsfield area computer create a ticket and users. send it to the IT team These are a few examples of the variety of tasks responsible for the handled by the IT Support application or system. Services team, in addition to answering phone calls and emails to the helpdesk. Computer users who have a Cianbro user ID and email address may submit issues by sending an email to This will create a Help Desk ticket in the Service Desk Express (SDE) system. The ticket is automatically assigned to an analyst and triggers an email back to the user, the analyst, and an IT Support administrator. Another way to contact IT Support Services is by calling 207-6792411. This number goes to an auto attendant during regular business hours. The options on the auto attendant are 1 for a message about current issues, 2 for Software issues, and 3 for cell phone, printer, and hardware issues. IT Support Services staff members answer these calls in most cases, but if they are not available, the call goes to voice mail. Messages left in the voice mailbox are sent to Lesli’s cell phone immediately. After normal business hours, calls to the 2411 number are sent to an answering service. They will ask the caller if the problem is an emergency. If it is, the answering service has a list of IT staff to call for issue resolution. If the call is not an emergency, the answering service personnel will gather information and send a fax to the IT Support Services team for resolution during normal business hours.

Kibby Wind Power Project: Transmitting Success By Torrey Sheafe Project Overview ■

TransCanada’s Kibby Wind Power Project (KWPP), when completed, will be a 132 megawatt wind farm utilizing 44 Vestas V-90 wind turbines. The turbines will be erected along Kibby Mountain and Kibby Range, two ridges along the Boundary Mountains located in northwestern Maine. The project will be constructed in three overlapping phases including road upgrades, transmission line installation, substation construction, foundation and turbine installation, and wind tower erection. The wind turbines, each capable of producing 3 megawatts of electricity, will feed a collector substation while a 115 kV transmission line, or conductor, will carry the power to Central Maine Power’s electric grid. Cianbro Corporation was awarded the design and construction of the 34.5 kV to 115 kV collector substation in Kibby Township; and the 27.6 miles of 115 kV transmission line consisting of 220 wood pole structures of various designs, including the rightof-way clearing. Once complete, the Kibby Wind Power Project will provide enough electricity to power 50,000 homes and will be the largest wind power generator in New England.

Project Status Work began in December 2008 with the clearing of the right-of-way, from the Kibby substation location to the existing Bigelow substation in Carrabassett Valley, just north of Sugarloaf/USA. Nearly all of the land needed for the transmission line was cut and cleared for construction during the frozen winter months by Global Environmental Services. By June 26th, all of the 220 structures were in place thanks to the assistance of Maine Drilling and Blasting. Approximately 200 of the structures in place have been framed by Cianbro and prepped for pulling in

ropes and conductor. Over 20 miles of conductor have been pulled, sagged and clipped in. Cianbro team members have been working long days, and some night shifts, to keep the project on schedule. Substation site work began with the mobilization of equipment, the stockpiling of fill materials and the installation of erosion and sediment controls. Work has proceeded nicely and most of the ground work is now complete and the electricians have started their work. To help keep the project on schedule, and to minimize environmental impacts, Cianbro contracted the assistance of AIR2; a sub-contractor which uses a specialized team of transmission line workers to provide rapid installation of cross-arms, insulators, running blocks and other hardware; all from a helicopter!

Challenges Met Even through the worst winter conditions that Maine has to offer, the work continued without a single shut down. With temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero, high winds, several feet of snow, and extremely rugged terrain, team members dispersed into the woods after stretches where there were no break trailers, Conex boxes or even portable outhouses. While on site, team members frequently encountered the unexpected, such as tracks slipping off the excavators, various wildlife, icy access roads and transmission line hardware breaking from the extreme cold; and still, the crews maintained safe working conditions. As mud season approached, so did the potential to damage existing roads and nearby streams and wetlands with the use of heavy equipment. Timing was essential for the project, so team members worked at night in frozen conditions, to move equipment and materials, to repair and improve road conditions, and to install erosion and sediment controls. In some cases, access roads were closed

AIR2 linesman completes his work on the structure and hitches a ride to the next structure. completely to minimize soil erosion, forcing the project team to carefully plan work activities and equipment moves. The team members at the KWPP have been exposed to many challenges due to the project area’s location. With the changing of the seasons, operators were exposed to changing working conditions, from frost-laden roads, to mud from the warming spring sun. As the snow began to recede, team members were then forced to navigate through one to two foot stumps on the cleared right-of-way, previously unexposed, adding to the unique and already challenging working conditions.

Cianbro Safety: Setting the Bar CAPP The Cianbro Accident Prevention Process (CAPP) is in full swing at the KWPP with team members submitting at least one card each week. The CAPP cards are submitted to supervisors, who review them and pass them to the Safety Specialist. An action-item list is generated and names are assigned to each task to be completed. The list is reviewed weekly to ensure that items have been completed, while the data is used for problem solving and work area improvement.

Near Miss Reporting The crew has been diligent reporting any and all incidents in the field. Reporting near misses and sharing lessons learned has enabled other team members to gain knowledge of the hazards on the job and to learn from the experiences of all the other crews working on site.

The Next Milestone


Linesmen Tim Perrault and Ron Brox framing Structure 74 from a bucket truck.

Safety on site can be attributed to the open communication of potential hazards between the crew, foreman, general-foreman, and management through CAPP and Near Miss Reporting. This open communication, support and follow-through have contributed to over 82,000 project safe hours. Overall Cianbro safe hours to date are 53,924.

✔ 53,924 Project Safe Hours




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New Brightman Street Bridge: A Joint Venture â–

By Terra Battle

The Cianbro Middlesex partnership in Somerset, Massachusetts continues to shine along with the arrival of the summer season. Crews are working hard to build a state-of-the-art replacement for the century-old Brightman Street Bridge. From an aerial view, it is easy to see how the new span dwarfs the older bridge just down river. Innovative thinking helped the Joint Venture to work through all of the challenges dealt by the harsh winter of 2008-2009.

The bridge deck stretches across the Taunton River and the remaining gap will be closed soon. After the tub girders for the west approach were erected, Route 79 was shut down in both directions for six days in early March. Two Manitowoc M250 cranes were mobilized on Route 79 and the tub girder erection for the east approach began. During this small window, the team completely erected, bolted, and torqued 12 steel girders amounting to 500 tons of steel. The JV also erected six pier diaphragms, twelve cross-frames,

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and more than 220 linear feet of catwalk steel for a total of 335 tons of steel. The work on the east side brought new challenges, with the tub girders being set directly above the east bascule access bridge. The location of the protection cells in the river brought another challenge. The two northern-most tubs required assistance from one of the Manitowoc M250 cranes on Route 79 to set the drop-in tub girders. Route 79 southbound was closed again, and work pressed on with pressure to get traffic moving quickly. Team members mobilized the crane, set steel, demobilized the crane, and soon traffic was


Bascule team placing concete at the southeast mechanical floor

flowing past the triumphant team. The JV forged ahead, setting girder after girder until the last was set on the east approach on April 23rd. The milestone marked the connection of the main approach span to the bascule. So far, the crew has erected more than 1,300 tons of steel in less than two months, for the east approach alone. Work on ramp WS erection began promptly, as team members erected tub girders 6A/B and 6C to Pier 7WS. This work was unique, thanks to the curved steel girders 6A/B at 91 feet and weighing in at 45.5 tons. 6C weighed 34 tons and was 70 feet long. Two cranes erected the spliced 6A/B girder and the 6C girder separately. Work on the WS Ramp began with another five day shutdown on Route 79 southbound and the off-ramp. The crews erected eight girders, four from the water with the Respect barge and the 4100 S3

Ringer crane, while an M250 crane worked from land. This process began July 7th, right around the time that the south east bascule leaf arrived on site. Within the walls of the east bascule, carpenter crews successfully completed the level 3 slab. This slab is the largest on site, and will hold the machinery for the bascule. Spring brought this team a much needed break from Mother Nature’s wrath. From there, team members completed the eight trunnion columns which will soon support the new bascule leaves. Team members achieved another notable accomplishment by installing the sleeves in which the anchor bolts for the machinery will sit. Approximately 156 sleeves were set using templates. The work required immense cooperation between three facets of the project team: the steel subcontractor, carpenter crews, and the survey crew. After accomplishing these goals, the team moved onto the west bascule. Work continues on the trunnion columns, machinery anchors, and all the interior walls until the final roadway slab is poured. The team is also back at the control house, completing the few final pours of the exterior walls. The east pier has seen much progress with the completion of Levels 3 and 4 slabs this summer. This spring, the primary focus for the electrical team was on work in the east bascule pier. The installation of the east pier unit substation electrical room was completed on March 23rd. The components in the unit substation include a 15,000 volt primary switch, 15,000 volt stepdown transformer, and a 480 volt main switchboard. The unit substation generates 2,000 amps of power for all bridge electrical operations. Installation of the submarine terminal cabinets have been completed in the north and south submarine cable rooms on Level 1. Crews have put up numerous trapeze hanger supports, and have run conduit from the high voltage gear. Along the west exterior wall of the east bascule on Level 2 sit the newly installed dual 12 inch by 12 inch wireway runs, which carry much of the control and power cable from one end of the bascule to the other. Due to the uneven and angled design of the exterior walls, these wireway runs were 100% custom designed with the manufacturer. On Level 3, the team also worked on the electrical distribution conduit and set machine room sleeve penetrations for the

conduit that will connect to the mechanical equipment. In collaboration with the concrete crews, the team has been installing PVC conduit embedded in concrete structures within the walls and slabs on both the east and west bascules. Cable tray installation will soon start on level 2 to carry cable from the wireway into the MCC cabinet rooms. Warning signs, warning gates, and traffic signals on the west approach are up next for the team. Since November of 2008 the Paint Group has worked diligently on the west approach interior splice joints. Ambient conditions are always at the forefront of planning for this team. With the arrival of spring, the crew was able to increase production without the use of containments. This team will be busy through the summer, coating the interior splice joints and diaphragm bolt-ups of the east and west approaches. Major civil work has brought about a new face to the project. Construction on the south bound off ramp began this spring with the ramp being completely shut down. Major excavations began, as well as full depth roadway construction and the erection of the Ramp WS south abutment and MSE walls, 2SE and “The Wing Wall”. This team of three crews and four subcontractors with a fast-paced schedule are collaborating on the excavation, drainage, pavement, granite curbing, guardrail, and signal lighting system. With live traffic and close proximity of working crews, the JV team has come together to overcome these challenges. The team completed the 10,000 cubic yards of excavation and the ramp was opened to traffic in June. The crew has moved to Ramp EW’s west abutment. Excavation and select material installation

have continued at the southbound on-ramp and ramp WS. Phase 1 of Frontage Road has been completed down to Ramp SW and continued to Ramp WN. Paving operations have been underway on Relocated Route 6, giving Fall River a new look. After completing Ramp WS pier columns 1, 2 and 3, the team began the task of constructing the NW south abutment barrier walls. In addition, crews placed the Ramp NW north abutment, as well as the overhang falsework on Wall 2N/2S. Completed drilled shaft operations have enabled the tub girder erection team to maneuver closer to the abutment. The Ramps and Bridges team has completed the east and west approach slabs, barrier placement and wing walls all at Bridge B. Warmer weather has increased productivity, especially for the deck placements. The first placement on the west approach eastbound lane bridge deck was completed successfully on May 6th, and the east approach west/eastbound deck is near completion. Crews continue to place barrier, sidewalk, and bike paths on approach decks. Crews are also gearing up to place the west approach Ramp C, along with the westbound lane. Subcontractors have completed much of the steel reinforcing work and formwork. Barrier walls are in place at the relocated Route 6 wall 3E. Crews have planted hundreds of trees and shrubs along relocated Route 6, the walking path, Brayton Avenue and Riverside Avenue, bringing a pleasant appearance to the area. The team is working closely with the Massachusetts Highway Department’s landscape architect to ensure that the local public will be delighted with the final outcome.

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Healthy Summer Kick-Off in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office ■

Rita Bubar, Charlie Cianchette and Dr. Larry Catlett lead the way during Corporate walk through Pittsfield

Cianbro Job Sites Recognize National Employee Health & Fitness Day ■

By Andrea Pelletier

On May 20, 2009, many Cianbro job sites participated in National Employee Health & Fitness Day. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness of the important role that health programs play in enhancing the health and productivity of an organization. At Cianbro, we know wellness works! Jobsites that took part: • Berlin Landfill – wellness talk, supplied fruit and veggies • Brightman Street Bridge – project clean up • Eastern Manufacturing Facility – supplied fruit and lunch box nutritional stickers “Grillin’ Machine” Mike Fox prepares healthy • FMC – drink water challenge, supplied fruit, walk at lunch salmon and chicken • MAR Baltimore Equipment Maintenance – potluck lunch portions for the MAR with grilled chicken and fish team • MAR Baltimore Fab Shop – healthy breakfast and walk at lunch • MAR Regional Office – potluck lunch with grilled chicken and fish, kick off of the MAR My Pyramid Challenge • NNE Regional Office – health coach distributing juice and granola bars • Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge – Lunch and Learn on exercise and remaining active • Pittsfield area facilities – walk at lunch • Pittsfield Equipment Shop – healthy potluck lunch and wellness raffle for those who had done something healthy over the last week • Ricker’s Wharf Office – healthy lunch, wiffle ball game…Team Lightning winning 9-1 over Team Thunder • Sappi Hinckley – supplied fruit and talked about wellness during safety meeting • SNE Regional Office – softball game • St. Croix Bridge – supplied fruit and low-fat snacks • Tambrands - drink water challenge, supplied fruit, walk at lunch, blood pressure checks

In practicing workplace health, team members and Cianbro can all benefit. Team members can expect to gain a better quality of life, improved physical fitness and lower level of stress. In return, Cianbro hopes to gain enhanced team member productivity, decreased rates of illness and injuries, and improved health care costs. 2 2




By Brenna Frania

As part of National Employee Health and Fitness Day, MAR kicked it up a notch with a Healthy-Summer Kick-Off Potluck. Team members contributed healthy options of their favorite foods including sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, vegetable casseroles, pasta salad, macaroni and cheese, fruit salad, fresh green salads, a tasty cheese tray, and even desserts! Mike Fox was a grillin’ machine, whipping up lemon pepper salmon and grilled chicken to add to the meal. The potluck kicked off MAR’s My Pyramid Challenge. Health coach Tony Solis spoke about the challenge during lunch and stated that the program is not a weight loss competition but rather a healthy-eating competition. When asked why this is an important initiative for MAR, Solis acknowledged that “nutrition seems to be the biggest area, as a region, that we can improve upon – and eventually take that success to other regions. I have learned over the years that nutrition is what everyone struggles with.”

Wiffle Ball Challenge at Ricker’s Wharf ■

By Linc Denison, Jr.

The Ricker’s Wharf Office got out to the park to enjoy a lively game of wiffle ball. They hit it off with a healthy lunch from The Spirited Gourmet in Portland. The wiffle ball game then ensued. Team Thunder was captained by Tara Coffin and Tharryn Smith, while Team Lightning was captained by Allison McDonough and Linc Denison, Jr. Team Lightning won in a rout, 9-1. Lou Campbell and Gail Mayo were official score keepers, and Deb Croteau was the event photographer. We all had a blast and got some exercise in the meantime. Team Lightning: Linc Denison, Jr., Allison McDonough, Katie Franck, Ron Kief, Joe Orlando, Emily Bickford, Allison Coombs, and Cam Rand. Team Thunder: Tharryn Smith, Tara Coffin, Vanessa Achorn, Lisa Cunningham, Tom Leonard, Gary Mason, Elaina Wakely, and Bradley Grillo.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge:

Rescuing a Major Thoroughfare ■

By Alan Grover

In April of 2008, Cianbro Corporation and Joint Venture partner, Middlesex Corporation, won a contract to begin replacing the 50 year old Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut. A little more than a year later, Cianbro/Middlesex is making good progress toward the goal of constructing the underpinnings upon which a new bridge will serve central Connecticut by the year 2016. “We are constructing the Northbound West approach and river piers,” says Cianbro’s Senior Project Manager Chet Muckenhirn. “In the river, there are four foundations that we construct. We’ll construct 34 footings and columns on shore with 18 pier caps, four abutments, and we’ll install the structural steel for the west approach, all the decks and parapet. It’s probably about 25-percent of the job in its entirety, but that’s our portion of the project. It’s a huge job. It’ll end up costing probably somewhere near $750-800 million to complete the entire bridge.” Muckenhirn points out that the foundations are the deepest that Cianbro has ever

Joint Venture team member Tom Sweet and crew prepare rebar cage for installation undertaken. And a December 21st deadline for completion means that the joint venture crews are in the midst of an incredibly busy summer of work. Once Cianbro/Middlesex is done with the foundations, the structures will have been poured up to elevation 8, which is about four and a half feet above high tide. “And that’s where we leave those foundations for the next contractor,” Chet says. The number of team members on site is expected to hold steady at around 110 throughout the busy summer. That’s not counting subcontract personnel, which add up to about 50 people. Chet says Cianbro and Middlesex have integrated their crews very successfully to get the job done. The team members will have another year and a half of work on site once the foundations are complete in December. “In 2010, our primary work will be on the west side of the project,” Muckenhirn points out. “We’ll have the balance of those 34 footings and piers, 18 pier caps and four abutments that we have to install, about 3,000 tons of structural steel, and approxi-

mately 160,000 square feet of deck that we’ll finish up sometime in the early spring of 2011, with a little bit of finish work stretching into the summer of 2011.” The job is complicated by the fact that the current bridge holds one of the major traffic arteries in central Connecticut, and is in dire straits structurally. There is an emergency contract ongoing for deck repairs because of the concrete that is falling off the bridge. When Cianbro/Middlesex first arrived, crews had an emergency contract to do structural steel repairs under the bridge. As for the congestion, Chet says, “It’s very heavily traveled and it’s a difficult place to work because of all the traffic. There are traffic jams here every day, even without the construction. Fortunately, our work is primarily off line.” Still, there are plenty of reasons for team members to stay alert. “This is a tough, tough job,” Muckenhirn says. “We have a total of nine lattice boom cranes out here, and one hydraulic crane. Everything we do, it’s big, it’s heavy, there’s stuff swinging all over the place. And while there’s quite a bit of room on the site, it fills up quick.” The project manager has plenty of good team members to handle a tough job, and morale is high. “We’ve got a real good crew, some real seasoned hands from both companies,” Muckenhirn says. “Many of the folks here have actually been team members for more than 20 years. I’ve been with Cianbro Corporation for 27 myself, and several of our supervisors and craftspeople aren’t that far behind me. We’ve also hired several new team members into both companies and they’re working out well. Currently, I think everybody is feeling pretty good about what we’re doing, and is excited to be a part of the team.”

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View of the east trestle pile driving and structural steel operations with team members in the distance unloading decking crane mats




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Laying the Groundwork for a Secure Future in Healthcare and Retirement ■

By Lauren Benttinen

Cianbro continues to pay over 65% of the weekly premiums before Healthy LifeStyle credits are calculated and up to 78% of the weekly cost of your medical premium if you are participating and receiving both of the Healthy LifeStyle credits!

Our company has a long history of doing the right thing by changing behaviors to address healthcare concerns. Currently over 80% of team members and spouses regularly participate in the Healthy LifeStyle Program (HLP) which rewards them by lowering their weekly medical premium. Of that group over 70% are receiving an additional savings for meeting specific health criteria. This is a powerful testimony that Cianbro team members and families have risen to the challenge of changing our behaviors to address rising medical costs, erosion of the bottom line due to medical/pharmacy claims, and because it’s the right thing to do.

4Contributions and earnings

accumulate from year to year and can be taken with you after you leave Cianbro.

Evaluating and Lowering the Risks of Out-of-Pocket Cost - Because this is a high-deductible medical plan, it’s important to consider the following: • Does your family have prescription medications that are not considered “preventive?” If so, you pay the full cost until you meet your plan deductible.

As a result, the financial benefits to team members include :

4Cianbro held or reduced premiums in our benefit plans for 2009,

4Cianbro doubled the contribution

into the retirement accounts of team members in 2009 due to savings on medical and pharmacy claims last year,

4Cianbro awarded $1.6 million in

bonuses in 2008 for meeting or exceeding productivity and safety goals.

Now, it’s time to position ourselves to face another challenge…how do we address higher out-of-pocket healthcare costs after we retire without, draining our retirement accounts? Our record keeper, Fidelity Investments, believes that when budgeting for retirement, team members should earmark about $225,000 to cover out-of-pocket medical costs. Today, that’s how much a typical retired couple will spend on prescriptions, deductibles and Medicare premiums, according to Fidelity’s latest study. That out-of-pocket amount is considered the largest single expense for most people in retirement. The figure increased 4.7% from $215,000 last year. Increases have averaged about 5.8% yearly since Fidelity began estimating costs in 2002. This amount does not include expenses such as over-the-counter medications, most dental services, and long-term care! 2 4



As an innovative solution, Cianbro introduced a medical plan option in 2008 called the Choice Fund Medical Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). This plan is designed to promote healthy living and has an additional feature called a Health Savings Account or HSA. This is a “savings” account for contributions you (and Cianbro) make toward out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. A powerful benefit to these contributions is that they are pre-tax going in and tax-free coming out as long as you spend it on eligible healthcare expenses. Joining this plan requires you to understand both the risks and rewards of your participation: Rewarding Features

4Team members enjoy a generous

annual contribution into their HSA from Cianbro each January: • Single Member Medical Coverage: $625 per year • Two Person Medical Coverage: $1,250 per year • Family Medical Coverage: $1,875 per year

4Weekly premiums are lower than the

Open Access Plus Plan (copay plan) –


• Are you willing to use Cigna or an HR specialist to help you shop around for the best doctors and hospitals when non-preventive medical needs are unavoidable? This could be for an unexpected illness, accident, or unanticipated surgery.

• Do you avoid Emergency Room use by knowing where your nearest Urgent Care Facility is (unless a life threatening event)? Use of the Emergency Room for non-threatening illness/accident is all paid out of pocket until you meet the deductible. • Do you have an elective surgery coming up? If so, you should get help from an HR Specialist to estimate the cost of your surgery and whether this plan is a good choice for you.

If you’d like a representative from Cigna and/or Corporate HR to come to your location and/or jobsite for a Lunch and Learn on this plan, please contact Lauren Benttinen at 800-315-2211, ext. 2312.




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The CAPP ■


By Becky Thibodaux

The Cianbro Accident Prevention Process (CAPP) enlists the company’s team members to observe the work practices of fellow employees as a way to promote safety. CAPP has evolved since Cianbro started the program on a few pilot projects in 1997. By 1999, the program was implemented on all of the company’s projects. During the first year, Cianbro team members completed 3,738 CAPP observations. 13 years later, the CAPP process is going strong with team members completing more than 47,000 CAPP observations in 2008 through YTD 2009. At the first quarter Oversight SHARE Committee meeting this year, Human Resources Vice President Alan Burton directed the group to come together as regions and to agree upon one unified CAPP card. At the time, Cianbro had three different cards in use across the company, each region having a different card. The system was confusing to team members whenever they crossed over regional lines to work. The committee brought together team members from each region. Committee members were; Becky Thibodaux, Ron Nickerson, Pat Sughrue, Tesfa Berhane, Kris Ballard, Kris Chipman, Peter Smith, Nick Rossi, Roger Leach, Barbara Gudroe, Jim Foley, Paul Day, Mona Evy, Kate Cooley, Gary Gorman and Tracy Sofield.

The group made several changes to the card. The Critical Behavior Inventory (CBI) is a list of behaviors that are identified as contributors to accidents. The Inventory and the definitions have been streamlined to clear up confusion, to make the definitions easier to understand, and to ensure there is no doubt about the category that team members need to use. Highlights of the changes include: Combining CBIs 2.4 Housekeeping and 2.5 Working Areas and Surfaces, which were confusing to many team members; replacing the Safe and N/A check boxes with one check box at the bottom of the card for all safes and requiring a comment when all safes are checked; and adding a few more ergonomic related CBIs based on injury data that the committee mem2 6



bers reviewed. At the second quarter Oversight SHARE committee meeting, the group presented the proposed changes, and all three regions accepted them. The company implemented the changes reflected in the unified card, in the field, during the first week in July. Safety specialists


played a pivotal role in getting the new information out to team members by distributing the cards and making sure everyone understands the changes. We will never know the full impact that CAPP has had on our Safety Program. How many injuries have been prevented by a simple piece of paper that inspires a dialogue between team members? Many thanks are owed to all of the people who have made CAPP such a huge success through the years.

NCCCO Crane Operator Certification Program ■

By Kris Chipman and Roy Bolton II

In 2009, Cianbro is working to get ahead of the curve on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards. These regulations face many changes, since they have not been updated since 1972. OSHA’s cranes and derricks in construction (C-DAC) standards will become the updated standards that apply to poweroperated equipment used in construction, equipment that can hoist, lower, and move a suspended load horizontally. One of the most significant changes is that all crane operators will have to be certified by an accredited organization, such as the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). At this time, the NCCCO is the only accredited organization recognized by OSHA that can certify operators. Cianbro has been encouraging operators to achieve this certification for ten years now. A very high percentage of the company’s active crane operators already have this certification. Certifications are good for a five year period, and then operators must be recertified. Many of Cianbro’s operators have been through this process three times now. Roy H. Bolton II is Cianbro’s crane operator training coordinator and is overseeing the current crane certifications. He also works with new recruits. This certification requires operators to pass a written exam on each specialty that the operator needs. Operators must also complete a practical exam successfully on each piece of equipment for which they’d like to be certified. Operators can be certified on several types of cranes. These include: fixed cab hydraulic, swing cab hydraulic, lattice boom truck, lattice boom crawler, tower, and overhead. The new standards will also bring changes for those team members who assist in crane operations. Both rigging and signaling of cranes will soon require certifications of those skills. The rigging changes are still being developed by a national committee. Cianbro currently has an extensive rigger training/certification process that will greatly assist the company in meeting the new requirements when they are complete.

NCCCO crane operators must complete a practical exam as part of the certification process

Cianbro has also initiated a “signal- Scott Underwood, and Christopher ing” certification class. The signaling Vane. Mid-Atlantic: Aaron Barbalate, class is a four and a half hour training ses- Ronald Beneville, Aron Boothe, Ulicer sion, a written exam, and a hands-on prac- Castro, Michael Cavaliere, Paul Day, Daniel Dickey, Jeffrey Goldberg, Lee tical display of skills. Roy McCoubrey, Carl Morgan, Bolton II started offering Gail Orr, Michael Potten, this class in April in NorthMark Stone, Dennis Turner, ern New England. In May, Max Wahl, Matthew Ward, he began the classes in the and Jerome Wood. Cianbro Mid-Atlantic Region. These Institute: Bradley Vanadescertifications are only the tine. Equipment LLC: Nick beginning of an ongoing Arena, Roy Bolton, Trent Clukey, Rodney Crocker, effort Neal Dawes, Barry Gordon, Cianbro would like to Joshua Kerr, David Lewis, take the opportunity to recScott Parlee, Ruben ognize all of the company’s Schofield, Dean Schofield, NCCCO certified crane Scott, Douglas Roy Bolton teaches the Larry operators for their dedica- new NCCCO crane sig- Sidelinger, Herschel Sintion to safety, productivity, nal certification class clair, Dwayne Tootill, Frank Trumble, Kevin Violette, and and their continued growth in knowledge and skills: Von Weese. Fabrication & Coating: Craig Northern New England: Howard Brig- Alexander, Rick Fish. Eastern Manufacgs, Thomas Caldwell, Steven Colby, turing: Shawn Bickford, Matthew BosilHenry Cone, Shawn Doran, Alvin Fluellen, Alan Goepner, Kenneth Hawkes, Earl Hughes, Mark Hutchins, James Leavitt, Thomas Mahar, Bradley Marquis, Robert Meckley, Richard Padham, Derek Pelotte, Gerald Rollins, Norman Scribner, John Templin, George Ward, and Ross Wilder. Southern New England: Robert Costine, Robert Drzewiecki, Stanley Gilbert, Gary Guindon, Lynn Hyde, John Keszler, James Marcella, Garth Miller, Michael Mitchell, Thomas Mucci, John Pelland, Daniel Perkins, Alan Pray, William Stetson,

jevac, Richard Brown, Rickey Brown, Rebecca Chamberlain, Stephen Colbath, Jason Curry, Kevin Curry, Franklin Dunton, Jeffrey Eastman, Luke Finley, Christopher Folsom, Randolph Higgins, Lawerence McAlpine, Mark Nelson, Steven Perrault, Allen Rollins, Stephen Thomas, Shawne Tootill, and Kim Tozier.

Cianbro currently has 97 NCCCO certified crane operators. These 97 operators hold a combination of 285 certifications.




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The Totally Fit Life: Leading by Example to Become the Healthiest Company in America ■

By Andrea Pelletier

When Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue asked the Human Resources team to develop a wellness program back in the 1980s, he knew that he was going to have to lead by example in order to sell the program. Since then, Pete has been the cheerleader for wellness, speaking of its importance at every opportunity. He has taken a hands-on role in the process and believes wholeheartedly in its value. At the beginning of 2008, it should have come as no surprise when Pete asked the senior managers to participate in the Totally Fit for Life system. Cianbro’s senior management team took “walking the talk” to a new level. This program, developed by wellness and fitness expert Don Nava, integrates six essential fitness elements: physical, mental, nutritional, emotional, directional and spiritual fitness. The system consists of five-week cycles and includes: • daily exercise • repeating positive and reinforcing mantras • healthy eating • limiting beverages to water, and up to 2 cups of coffee per day • putting another person first each day in a simple act of kindness • forming teams of three and emailing the team and coach daily

When the cycles were complete, the senior managers were noticeably healthier and fitter. Now, with the tools from this

system in their belts, the senior managers have been able to change their life styles and encourage fellow team members and families to consider changing toward a healthier life. “This program has made a very positive impact on my life. I have already experienced better health, more energy, and feel better overall. Life is good.”

– Mac Cianchette, Senior Vice President

“The biggest change made for me was two fold: developing healthy eating habits and establishing a daily exercise routine.” – Mike Bennett, Director of the Cianbro Institute “The Totally Fit Life program has changed my life. I have followed the program daily from December 22, 2007 and have just completed my 73rd week with exceptional results. It is all about changing behaviors for the long term. Finding time to exercise was always a problem in the past so I make sure that exercise is the

first activity of the day and everything else falls into place.” – Alan Burton, VP of Human Resources, Safety and Health

Need help meeting your nutrition and/or exercise goals? Introducing HLP Extreme!

Cianbro and Occupational Medical Consulting (OMC) are excited to offer a new initiative for participants in the Healthy LifeStyle Program (HLP) who are motivated to make a change. HLP Extreme will build on Cianbro’s current program and assist participants that are struggling to meet the nutrition and/or exercise goals they have set. This initiative uses small group support - three to five people - and is split into three six-week intervals that change as the teams develop the habits and confidence to implement a lifetime of positive change. Participants will be accountable to each other and to their health coach. By being held accountable, participants are more likely to commit to their goal(s). Teams will work to adapt the program to their individual needs and lifestyles, and to develop and rehearse positive behaviors. During the first six-week interval, health coaches will introduce and prescribe optimal nutrition and/or exercise plans to participants. The second interval will be used to adapt the program to their individual needs. Modifications to the stricter introduction phase will help participants stick with the program while still accomplishing the desired behavior change. During the final interval, participants will practice the skills and behaviors started in the first two phases. Practice is essential to implementing life-long behavior change. Team members and spouses interested in learning more about HLP Extreme can contact a health coach at OMC, (800) 575-6537. Cianbro fitness buffs, Charlie Cianchette and Alan Burton, flex their muscles

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By Jessica Kandel

Each winter, scholarship applications pour in from the most talented students, all of whom are sons and daughters of our team members. These students are dedicated leaders in their communities and in their schools. Their achievements and their challenges are described in their application essays as the students tell of their aspirations and of the ways they will benefit our society with the knowledge they are gaining. The scholarship committee has the toughest job of all, to review and score each of these brilliant candidates. We are very proud of every student who applied this year and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors! The Cianbro Charitable Foundation awarded scholarships to 54 outstanding students for 2009. Congratulations to: Abby Arena (Stetson, ME); Ethan Arena (Stetson, ME); Brittany Bigger (Machias, ME); Jenna Bonneau (Sparks, MD); Audra Cianchette (Pittsfield, ME); Kincaid Cook (Phippsburg, ME); Tucker Cook (Phippsburg, ME); Elizabeth Cote (Brewer, ME); Hannah Dickinson (Lincoln, ME); Sam Dow (Hampden, ME); Adam Eastman (Exeter, ME); Christopher Eastman (Exeter, ME); Eric Flewelling (Pittsfield, ME); Sarah Flewelling (Pittsfield, ME); Gabrielle Foster (Oakland, ME); Shawn Gray (Smithfield, ME); Nicole Guindon (Milton, NH); Ilka Hadlock (Freeport, ME); Hannah Hanson (Newport, ME); Shanna Hayes (Fort Edward, NY); Keri Holst (Brewer, ME); David Hutchinson (Torrington, CT); Amanda Hyde (Owings, MD); Erin Knight (Palmyra, ME); Kinda Lilley (East Wilton, ME); Andrew Lovely (Mashpee, MA); Samuel Ludwig (Topsham, ME); Jessica Mason (Dexter, ME); Emily Michaud (Winslow, ME); Mariah Mills (Winterport, ME); Lily Mitchell (Bel Air, MD); Emma Moody (Corinth, ME); Brandi Moulton (Newport, ME); Alex Oakes (Wilton, ME); Isaac Osborne (Palmyra, ME); Robyn Owens (Holland Patent, NY); Victoria Ranks (Buxton, ME); Allison Reid (Scarborough, ME); Brianna Rogers (Oro Valley, AZ); Dacia Ryder (Swanville, ME); Susannah Sacks (Palmyra, ME); Kathleen Sandin (Center Barnstead, NH); Travis Saucier (Pittsfield, ME); Shaun Selberg (Brunswick, ME); Caitlin Stauder (Paris, ME); Ian Stauder (Paris, ME); Mack Susi (Bangor, ME); Spencer Theriault (Belgrade, ME); Dale Thomas III (Hampden, ME); Arika Ullman (Kingsville, MD); Katherine Ward (Winslow, ME); Matthew Ward (Winslow, ME); Kaitlin Watson (Oakland, ME); Crystal Williams (Bangor, ME). Look for the 2010-2011 application on in December of 2009!




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TD &

By Alan Grover

Two of Cianbro’s Favorite Letters

Two of the most popular letters in Cianbro’s alphabet these days are T and D. “Transmission and Distribution” is a topic that holds a lot of attention within the company’s leadership, since T&D is an industry that represents potential opportunities for the next decade and beyond. “The infrastructure that exists currently in parts of the United States has been established for quite some time,” explains Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue. “The demand for energy is rising, and the infrastructure is aging, and is also undersized in terms of meeting future demands. So owners are now taking the time to upgrade their lines and modernize their facilities. And in doing so, it’s creating that opportunity for construction workers to do the work.” Cianbro has vigorously pursued the 3 0



opportunities, adding several significant T&D projects to the company’s portfolio. The list now includes the Kibby Wind Farm Project (see Kibby Mountain, page 19), which will plug wind energy into Central Maine Power’s system through 27 miles of lines installed by Cianbro; an Amtrak project in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which upgrades the system by which Amtrak’s electric trains receive power in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area; and VELCO, the Vermont Electric Power Company, which has chosen Cian-


bro to install 51 miles of brand new 345kV transmission line in southern Vermont (the largest project in the history of Cianbro’s transmission and distribution efforts). Central Maine Power Company’s MPRP (Maine Power Reliability Program) also promises to generate well over a billion dollars worth of construction work in the industry beginning in 2010, and Cianbro is getting into position to win some of those jobs (see MPRP, page 4). Cianbro’s General Manager for Transmission and Distribution Services, Jon Sharp, says the infrastructure upgrading that’ll be needed across the nation looks like an even bigger job, when you consider the alternative sources of energy that developers are envisioning. “If you read the transmission-distribution forecast for the next few years, going into 2015, even as far out as 2020, there’s a need for upgrading this infrastructure,”

“The infrastructure that exists currently in parts of the United States has been established for quite some time. The demand for energy is rising, and the infrastructure is aging, and is also undersized in terms of meeting future demands.”

– Andi Vigue Cianbro Corporation President

Sharp says. “All these wind turbine farms and solar projects and offshore generation — they all require vast amounts of infrastructure to bring the energy to market.” Sharp points out that, without the upgrades, the new power projects are pointless. “It’s very similar to water supply and plumbing, if you want to break it down a little bit,” explains Sharp. “If you don’t have the large mains to feed the distribution system, there’s no way to get it to market. So, it can’t come to your house if it doesn’t come into your town.” Cianbro has been preparing for the latest opportunities in T&D for upwards of two decades. Team members have been involved with substation and generation projects for the past 15 to 20 years. In 2003, there was an emphasis on bringing lineworkers on board, so that the company could launch into transmission-distribution projects. Now, with the groundwork patiently set, Cianbro is ready to win T&D jobs across the nation. “We believe the demand will be there for at least ten years, and we’re gearing up to meet that demand,” says Andi Vigue. “We’re assembling our team. We’re going to train people internally and progress them through the skill sets. We’re also going to hire some people from outside. And we’re looking for a team of people who are willing to specialize in this type of work. We’re not just targeting the three regions where we exist currently. We see this going beyond those three regions, and adopting a more market-focused approach, rather than a regional focus.” Vigue points out that T&D utilizes skills and assets that Cianbro owns in abundance. The skills needed include site work, civil work, electrical work, and lots

of equipment intensity. “It has everything that we have, so it aligns well.” Sharp says Cianbro’s equipment capabilities are crucial to the company’s foray into T&D, particularly in this age of environmental sensitivity which Cianbro embraces wholeheartedly. The company has made a tremendous investment in specialized equipment. Most of the equipment used for this type of work is tracked equipment, similar to a bulldozer’s design. The idea is that the vehicle’s configuration allows low ground pressure, which prevents deep ruts in the topsoil. “This equipment is expensive, it’s high maintenance, and the people who operate it have to be trained,” Sharp says. “It’s a large investment, and Cianbro has taken it very seriously and understands the need for it. We have a great workforce that we’ve been able to use. A lot of our civil and mechanical people that have been with the company have come over into this area, and they’re working right alongside the lineworkers in different positions. It’s been a great marriage of the skill sets here.” How does all of this play into Cianbro’s long-term future? Andi Vigue sums it up this way: “It’s important for us to continue to grow. And time has a way of changing all things.

And all markets go through highs and lows. The transmission-distribution market had its high way in the past, and then it leveled out. But now we’re seeing that infrastructure meeting its age and needing to be replaced and upgraded, and we’re taking advantage of that because that market is going to be on an upswing. Well, maybe there’s another market that’ll be going the other way. So by having a diverse portfolio of work, this allows us to keep a balanced growth profile.” “Cianbro’s advantage is, number one, we’re a contractor of size for the area,” adds Sharp. “We have great diversity within our crafts. As far as our ability to perform, we can bring large labor to the forefront. We have the ability to have the equipment that’s needed. And just the idea that we’ve identified it as a focus for Cianbro means that we’ll do a good job with it.”

Setting poles at Kibby Mountain Wind Project




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In Memory of

George Arsenault

Long time Cianbro team member and respect of others. It is said a person can go rigging instructor George Arsenault through life and count their true friends passed away on March 22, 2009, from on one hand. I, like many others, can identify George as a true friend. He was a complications of a long-term illness. man of honor who gave George was born in 100% at all times,” added Rumford, Maine on Peter. December 15, 1956, and Jonathan Sacks, Craft married team member Training Manager at the Jacky Chenard on DecemCianbro Institute said, “A ber 28, 1981. He loved measure of the true charplaying the guitar and acter of a man is seen in enjoyed hunting. He was the way in which he deals an avid NASCAR fan, with adversity. Though and was interested in the George Arsenault stood professional bull-riding barely 4’7” during his circuit. George was a true representative of the final few years, the shadow of his stature dwarfed Cianbro team, serving 21 George Arsenault years. He was instrumenmuch larger men. Geo tal in the development of craft manuals, was a very big man! He was big in the way that he overcame his illness every and training courses. “I remember George, a man with day. He was big in the way that he put his tremendous presence whose energy and energy into doing the most important determination, coupled with his welcom- things diligently, whether it was preparing ing voice, made him appear to be larger for a class, planning a job, playing the than life despite his small frame,” said guitar, or sending a follow-up thank you note to people who helped him, often President and CEO, Peter Vigue. “We’ve all been touched by George. signing it “love Geo”. George said once He had an uncanny ability to earn the that the cancer made him a better person,

In Memory of

Chad Curtis

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Team Member Chad Curtis, 24, passed away on May 14, 2009. Chad was born on August 28, 1985, in Blue Hill, and lived a dynamic life, packed with adventures and explorations. This was reflected in his stories of ice fishing, duck hunting and deer hunting with his Dad. With two years of service, Chad was proud of his work at Cianbro, and clearly was bonded to his work buddies. Chad took his studies toward being certified as an apprentice electrician very seriously. “I had the pleasure of working with Chad on two occasions over the last two years,” said Garry Sawtelle, Cianbro’s Project Manager at the EMMC Parking Garage in Bangor, Maine. “Chad was assigned as a rack truck driver and was one of the best. He knew his way around Bangor and Brewer. He was quick to respond to everyone’s needs on site, and when he completed a task he was always asking for something else to do.” Chad also worked as a rack truck driver for Eric Lane, CianChad Curtis bro’s grout foreman at the EMMC Parking Garage. “The crews at EMMC said he was a happy go lucky person, willing to learn, and was taking classes to be an electrician on his own time every other Friday in Pittsfield,” added Garry. “It saddens me to think that we have lost such a bright and intelligent young man.” Among the special relatives who survive Chad are his parents and step-parents, his sister, and his stepbrother. C I A N B R O


brought him close to God, though it kept him in pain, forced him to ask for help for basic things, and humbled his appearance.” “George was the kind of teacher that would never give up on you, the kind of team member that didn’t need the recognition earned to keep working hard, and the kind of friend that would always make you laugh, said HR Specialist, Laura Curtis. “His spirit was a large part of why training is so important to this company.” Surviving are his wife, Jacky (Chenard) Arsenault amd three sisters. George will be greatly missed by the scores of colleagues that he trained, and those with whom he served in the field.

In Memory of

Jane Beliveau

Former team member Jane Vining Beliveau, wife of team member Richard “Rich” Beliveau, passed away on July 13, after a long illness. Jane was a Cianbro team member for more than 17 years, working across the company. She began her career as an administrative assistant in the MidAtlantic Region, eventually working in Southern New England and Northern New England Regions before settling into the Fabrication Shop in Pittsfield. “Jane was a wonderful person to work with,” says teammate Brenda Cote, “always Jane Beliveau joking and fun to be around. Jane touched a lot of lives during her years of service with Cianbro. She will be missed by many Cianbro team members.” CEO Peter Vigue remembers, “Jane always looked at the bright side and always had a smile, 24/7. I’ll bet she was smiling while she was sleeping.” Jane is survived by her husband, Rich, who has been a Finance Manager at the Fabrication Shop in Pittsfield, Maine for more than twenty years, and also leaves behind their daughter, Riley Alice, who is seven.


64 Years

Pages 33 thru 37 Honors our Active Cianbro Team Tembers with One or More Years of Service

Kenneth L. Cianchette

63 Years

Frank J. Susi ■

32 Years

Thomas I. Caldwell

Alan R. Burton Franklin D. Dunton Steven A. Perrault Everett O. Rogers Beverly A. Rollins Larry R. Scott Stuart Twitchell

Ival R. Cianchette ■

45 Years

Paul E. Bertrand ■

44 Years 43 Years

Henry M. Cone Peter S. Fournier Franklin Leclair ■

41 Years

Gary F. Chisholm Thomas R. Mucci ■

40 Years

Paul A. Magoon Richard E. Padham ■

39 Years

John A. Dunnell Peter G. Vigue ■

38 Years

David A. Varney ■

37 Years

Edward D. LePage Bruce A. Mitchell Wayne A. Ray ■

36 Years

George Bell Malcolm Cianchette Gary L. Taylor ■

35 Years

Lincoln C. Denison James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach William D. Van Voorhis Brian M. Whitney Dale E. Wilson ■

34 Years

Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Stanton J. Martin Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr. ■

33 Years

James M. Bonney Manley E. Bragdon Thomas N. Floyd

31 Years

Rita M. Bubar Louis F. Campbell John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren John L. Purinton ■

30 Years

Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette Roderick L. MacKay Jr. Douglas L. Moore Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Nancy L. Sidelinger Thomas E. Stone Terry Vanadestine ■

29 Years

Eric S. Brown Chris A. Cianchette Henry T. Cook Paul L. Day James Garland Kenneth Hawkes Robert Jamison Donald Keresztenyi Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton ■

28 Years

Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry Douglas W. Foster Thomas F. Gilbert Parker Hadlock Mark D. Hayden Michael D. Hayden William A. Holmes

Ernest E. Kilbride Brent F. Kirby David P. Lewis Lawrence E. Moores Gary A. Parker Allan G. Pressey Shelby A. Sawyer David C. Sutcliffe Thomas J. Weaver Gregory E. Wing ■

27 Years

Domenick Arena Wayne L. Blodgett Dana S. Bragdon Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark James G. Davis William H. Dusty Alan R. Goepner William W. Merrill Aubrey L. Moore Richard K. Moors William N. Moulton Chet J. Muckenhirn Rufus W. Simons Nathan S. Weston Jerome D. Wood ■

26 Years

Bonnie Brown Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Michael F. Foster Brian D. Mace Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter George B. Ward Brian W. Watson ■

25 Years

Lee A. Aylward Roland N. Bell Lynn M. Cianchette Scott Clements Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon Michael W. Hart Roger D. Hutchins Lynn R. Hyde Troy G. Martin Lee R. McCoubrey Dan D. Orcutt Herschel Rackliff David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr.

Douglas Sidelinger Stanley E. Webster

Kevin M. Violette Eric L. Witham

24 Years

Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford William L. Davis Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut Lloyd E. Moore Carl B. Morgan Jr. Frank J. Raye William A. Reid ■

23 Years

Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Robert O. Bouchard Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey John W. Luckern Scott B. Ludden Thomas J. Lufkin Bradley H. Marquis Kevin McConaughey Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven James R. Rusconi Timothy Vigue ■

22 Years

Jacqueline E. Arsenault Dennis E. Beisaw Kenneth R. Brooker Vera L. Bryant Jerrold P. Cross Neal T. Dawes Bruce D. Dube Jeffry L. Dunham David V. Fitzherbert Barry J. Gordon Gary D. Gorman Michael L. Goucher Craig O. Holmquist Keith B. Magoon James C. Merrill David E. Parsons Ronald G. Peterson James P. Pond Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards Gerald V. Rollins Paul Sallar William F. Stetson III Terry A. Trask Leslie D. Vigneault

21 Years

Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford David E. Bond Leonard F. Cooley Brenda L. Cote Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier John J. Henry James F. Leavitt Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease John A. Pelland Scott M. Remillard Mark A. Richardson Dale D. Smith Alfred J. Stevens Scott S. Young ■

20 Years

Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings O’Neil E. Boivin Kyle E. Chapman Trent C. Clukey Mark D. Cochrane Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. Donald J. Dostie John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton David G. Hutchinson Timothy N. Jackson Jeffrey L. Johnson Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse Dan P. McNally Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Brian E. Michaud Charles W. Nutter Carol J. Ouellette Leland V. Page Jr. David G. Parsons Barry J. Perkins Timothy D. Pushor William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis



Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor Glen A. Thornton James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson Ross A. Wilder Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny ■

19 Years

Kris M. Ballard Richard T. Baumgartel Faunce L. Cleaves Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Thomas A. Kennedy Paul J. Leighton David L. Magoon Jeffrey T. McPherson Billie J. Perkins Vaughn A. Sinclair Tharryn D. Smith Aaron L. Wedgewood Douglas H. Wyman Daniel L. Wyman ■

18 Years

Paul K. Anaman Walter W. Bailey Jr. Thomas L. Batchelder Walter J. Beleckis Wayne M. Denny Sidney E. Dunham Kellie A. Duplisea Christopher D. Elliott James R. Foley Yves P. Gagnon Andrew P. Gamez Richard J. Godin Dann L. Hayden Brent E. Luce Lawrence W. McAlpine Craig R. McConaughey Darren L. Pelletier Thomas J. Popick Shawn H. Ramsay Dale A. Simonds David A. Smith Michael S. Tripodi ■

17 Years

Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Larry F. Coston Daniel A. Dubois C H AT T E R

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Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Paul M. Holmquist Olie J. Lindahl Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James W. Reinhardt James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar Kimberly G. Sieber Phillip A. Smith Gary W. Smith George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde Victoria L. Weaver ■

16 Years

Lauren E. Benttinen Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Clint H. Chase David A. Chase Ronald F. Cote Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa David B. Kivlin Dawn M. Lewis Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Scott B. Mitchell Kevin C. Mitchell William J. Mixer Douglas F. Moore William A. Muise Roderick M. Nicholson Joseph R. Oliver Carl P. Ouellette Tod M. Parisek Alan D. Pray Martin G. Roach LeAnne E. Rogers Brian A. Rogers John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Peter A. Vigue Max S. Wahl Scott A. Warren ■

15 Years

Michael A. Abbott Mark S. Blanchard David A. Bohannon James M. Burke Thomas E. Carranza Rebecca Chamberlain Kevin B. Crowell Milton A. Cruikshank II Jamie J. Fulmer Donald J. Fulmer Jr. Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon 3 4


Earl M. Jones Jon W. Larochelle Malcolm C. Leo Rick C. Leonard Mark P. Michaud Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower Edwin C. Tozier ■

14 Years

Tina Adams Bruce L. Calkins Sr. Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins James M. Curtis III Everett B. Doughty Sr. Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Kevin L. Grass Adam S. Guiggey Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Scott C. Kretser Craig M. LePage Donald F. Lesperance Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James D. Musselwhite Herschel E. Sinclair Jr. Steven C. Trombley Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla ■

13 Years

Craig G. Alexander Chris G. Alexander Richard A. Bachelder Jr. Robert E. Beisaw Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Aron A. Boothe Jr. Paul E. Brauza Joshua M. Brown Jason A. Butler Kerry W. Chapman Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Jason P. Evasius Todd J. Folsom Christopher M. Folsom Langis D. Gagnon Timothy A. Garnett Jeremiah D. Gorman Michael J. Gosselin Robert A. Gould Dennis A. Greene Mitchell E. Hayden Earl H. Hughes Terry L. Hughes Joseph B. Hyde Edward E. Jones Joseph A. Kennedy SUM M ER

Scott A. Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Andrew J. Leach Michael R. Lilley Michael L. Lovejoy Kirk R. Maenhout Thomas E. Mahar Wayne D. McNally Matthew J. Mortensen Timothy G. Murphy Mark M. Nelson Joseph G. Orlando James J. Peakes Sandra E. Perreault Joseph H. Plourde William N. Pulk Jr. Bill M. Ross Carlton W. Sanborn Jr. Charles A. Sanborn Patrick L. Slawek Gloria J. Smith Timothy F. Stauder Christopher L. Stevens Raymond M. Therrien Scott M. Tierney Gail B. Tourtelotte Kim A. Tozier W. Chris Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Juan A. Ugalde Bradley A. Vanadestine Ricky A. Webster Robin M. Wiley Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Gary E. Wise Kenneth P. Woodcock Dana R. Woods ■

12 Years

Michael A. Berry Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Richard B. Cameron Jason N. Chicoine Kristen A. Chipman Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Jamie R. Douvielle Michael G. Dube Kenneth R. Eaton Jr. Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Charles A. Handley Jr. Brent A. Haskell Andrew C. Kelley Robert L. Lane Jr. Brian R. LeSage Kenneth L. Leger James A. Maher Jr.


James L. Pelletier Donald L. Prevost Darren B. Pulkkinen Charles R. Riley Jr. Keith I. Ryder Garry A. Sawtelle Christopher M. Scott Emery C. Shaffer Larry R. Snowman Jr. Brent A. Spencer Walter Stefanyk Wesley A. Sweatt Norman W. Taylor Jarrod K. True Frank J. Trumble Jennifer L. Turcotte William T. Van Hoesen Ronald E. Wedgewood ■

11 Years

Francis J. Arsenault Jr. Allen P. Beaulieu Robert W. Blackmore Darcey T. Bubier Jose A. Castro Craig L. Chambers Christopher J. Chasse John P. Coon Jr. Keith Costigan Jerome C. Cross Patricia L. Dickinson Richard P. Dilsner Christopher K. Downs Chaderick A. French Jose F. Garcia Alan M. Gemmell Maurice A. Gould Debora L. Grignon Roger D. Gwinn II Jeffrey L. Hetzer Lawrence G. Johnson Brian L. Kendrick Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Eric R. Lewin Manley B. Lyons Thomas L. McVaney Randy M. Morin Raul Navar Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Anne M. Perron Dana L. Pollis Jr. David A. Powers Richard A. Preble Carmen L. Rose Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman Kenneth M. Spalding David A. Walker Brent A. Walker Aaron W. Walsh ■

10 Years

Scott L. Alexander

Aaron F. Barbalate Daniel D. Barre Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Richard S. Brescia Joseph A. Briggs Michael J. Brooks Michele E. Burnette Charles E. Butts Steven M. Colby Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney Roger A. Dow James P. Dunnigan Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Todd A. Fulmer Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Joseph A. Glidden Jr. Jon M. Gliniewicz Gary Guindon Holly J. Hall Bobbi J. Helton Joshua A. Kerr Christopher McKenna Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Scott R. Parlee Bernard J. Petrauskas Scott D. Popoloski Gerardo A. Ramos George Rendon Mitchell Rubin Francisco Salazar Saulio S. Saleta Spencer G. Seekins Brian K. Sheeder Justin A. Shelton Tracy N. Sofield Rebekah L. Thibodaux Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Robert R. White Paul L. Williams ■

9 Years

Chad H. Alley Piran D. Aslam Lisa M. Barnes Tesfahunegn Berhane Steven W. Bevis William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Edward F. Brackett Robert L. Bussell Brian K. Buswell Amy J. Chute Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Dylan R. Clay Sean K. Coleman Rodney W. Crocker Edgar E. Dacheux Adele D. Diodato

Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Donald J. Eagan Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley William E. Follett Jr. Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Richard C. Foster Stephen C. Foster David G. Gardner Donald A. Goodwin Joan T. Grandshaw Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Michael N. Hamilton Ronald L. Harris Leslie C. Hayden Jason A. Hilton Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Craig J. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Young T. Lee Robert S. Lehay Jose A. Luna Torres Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte James B. Marquis Gary L. Mason James H. Matt Rodney A. McAvoy Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Gail M. Orr Christopher R. Pond William J. Potter Brigitte M. Reid Shawn A. Reid Thomas S. Richter Wade J. Rideout II Terry N. Ritz-Perkins Chester L. Robbins Jr. Jeannette R. Robert James D. Robinson Jason G. Rourke Paul R. Saucier Mary L. Schreiber Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Kerry A. Swallow John W. Sweatt Scott J. Underwood Kevin P. Walker Loren F. Walker Joy L. Watkins Arthur L. White

Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard Scott A. Willett Shawn E. Wing ■

8 Years

William D. Adams Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Calvin A. Andrews Ronald D. Ayres Ralph E. Bailey Scott J. Baker Maurice B. Batchelder Jason L. Batchelder Russell L. Beadnell James P. Benson Brian K. Blakeslee Ryan J. Bordeau Merton H. Bowring Elizabeth A. Brescia Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Kelvin E. Charles Roland S. Clark Joshua A. Clark Darrell D. Clement Patrick M. Cronin Lisa Marie Cunningham John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis Shawn R. Dennison Justin D. Desrosiers Terry J. Dingman John F. Dwyer Sharon G. Ebbs Lavina J. Freeman Randy S. French Kimberly R. Gemmell Jason J. Harris Oscar A. Hernandez Mark L. Hogan Frank Holliday Jr. Marc S. Jedlowski Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Karl L. Knight Vincent R. Lago Stacie A. Leavitt Korey H. Leo Roger L. Lockhart Jr. David P. Maheu Milton E. Martin Robert M. Mayhew Mark P. McLean Jane L. McNally Samuel A. McVea Ryan D. Melius Joachim K. Moehs Gregory A. Morse Sue Noiles David L. Perrault Thomas G. Perrier Garrett J. Plourde

Kevin R. Pond Gloria J. Richards Peter K. Robshaw Michael S. Roderick Chad E. Rogers Makiel Rosado Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Jose B. Salazar Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Albert W. Spaulding Mariana S. Tubolino Stanley W. Tyszko Matthew J. Ward Byron A. Weymouth III Michael J. White Michael J. Wilczynski Eileen M. Wright Robert A. Young Thomas J. Zwizinski ■

7 Years

Richard L. Allen Jeremie R. Bolduc Darryl S. Bowers Shelly L. Campbell Michael A. Cavaliere Kye N. Chon Gregory J. Clark Kate M. Cooley Adan Cruz-Lopez Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Dana R. Demos Alfred D. Desrosiers Daniel J. Dickey Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Robert G. Engelhardt Destiny S. Fitzmorris Gary L. French Charles J. Gervais Seth M. Goucher Genaro G. Guardado Diana L. Hartley James A. Henry Robert F. Heyman Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Mark R. Jamison Matthew P. Jamison Benedict S. Jasud Christopher Kammann Thomas G. Kingsbury Robert E. Kramer Jr. Kenneth P. Landy Timothy J. Leclerc Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Louis S. Martin Dale T. McKay Nancie B. McLeod Luciano G. Miletta Jason W. Molten Stephen Montgomery

David P. Moreau Jason W. Morneault Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Terry A. Newton Carmine J. Nile Ronny M. O’Brien James W. Potter Mark O. Price Matthew T. Raven Donald R. Ross Mark I. Seavey Thomas R. Smith Paul S. Smith Samuel F. Spinney Jr. David A. Stenzel Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Andrew A. Vickers Adam S. Violette Kelly W. Wampler Charles R. Witt ■

6 Years

Wilson F. Almand Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Steven A. Baker Tommy F. Barnes Terra L. Battle Jonathan B. Beebe Jesus Bernal Henry F. Bindbeutel Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer David E. Bradford Jeremy J. Bragg John W. Campbell Jeffrey N. Carver Paul E. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Michael S. Cianchette Lyle A. Clark Robert W. Compton Gary L. Crane Jason E. Croman Anthony A. Cygan Edward D. Dishon Jr. Cory D. Dunbar Jonathan H. Ferreira Carl D. Franck Michael J. Franck Robert J. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Todd W. Gilley Kellie A. Guarino Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Jeffrey S. Harrington Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Michael W. Holmes

Leonard M. Jackson Jeffrey M. Jones Joshua M. Justin Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Kenneth D. Landry David D. Leighton Thomas M. Leonard Jean-Paul J. Lettre Harlow J. Libby Jr. Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Michael J. Manoski Durant Marion Michael J. Marois Joshua M. Matz Gail E. Mayo Ronald F. McComb Jr. Peter McCormick Larry D. Mercier Michael F. Mitchell Jr. Allen R. Morey Kevin M. Morneault Charles H. Moulton William A. Murray Bruce J. Myles Malvin W. Neal Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Kevin O’Neill Paul A. Osborne William A. Palmer Dallas J. Parmenter Derek S. Perkins Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III William L. Ray Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross John A. Rossignol Laura D. Schmelter Dean N. Schofield Jared M. Shelton Harold E. Sherwood Jr. Kenneth N. Sibley Peter G. Smith William W. Stone Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski David M. Tanzer Domingos B. Tavares Wayne A. Tencati Thomas U. Viles Raymond O. Ward Joshua R. Wells Daniel H. Wiedmer Remond L. Willette ■

5 Years

Walter H. Akers Jr. Thomas J. Baird James R. Barker Isaac Benitez

Cheryl G. Brackett Matthew A. Bradeen Donald M. Busch Jose F. Carreira Patrick L. Child Shawn T. Clarke Donald P. Collette Chad R. Cote Jeffery K. Crowell James P. Cushing Clinton Dawson Manuel Del Rio Shawn P. Dickinson Kevin M. Donovan Timothy E. Doyal Timothy M. Fiske Robert J. Fleury Jr. Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Kerry W. Hinkle Ryan M. Holt David D. Hospedales Thomas P. Kinsella Allen M. Knowles Timothy E. Kundert Russell R. Lane Gary G. Laskowitz Brian M. LeComte Joseph P. Lickman Randy T. Matthew James G. McCallister Gary E. McPherson Albert J. Michaud Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Lisa L. Perry Debra B. Scott James P. Smickle Julia C. Smith Francesca Spiotta Richard A. Toothaker Brian T. Walsh David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Katherine J. Wilder Jamie G. Willett Harry A. Woods Jr. ■

4 Years

Pedro R. Aguilar Ralph E. Allen Charles S. Allen Albert J. Arsenault Robert A. Bagley Gregory S. Barre Haidee Batista Jose Antonio Bernal Michael D. Brady Bruce J. Brown Jordan M. Bushey Daniel P. Butler Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell Jerry J. Chambers Joanne Choate



Mark S. Cloutier John R. Colburn Devin S. Cooley Melissa A. Corbett William A. Cote Aubrey L. Dehnert Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost James M. Dungan Sarah C. Enos Russell A. Fawthrop Scott A. Ferrin Christopher L. Frasier Eric C. Fudge Joshua T. Gale William K. Gassert Justin L. Goodale Brian M. Gormley Stuart L. Grant Jose N. Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen Jacques P. Hobbs Young C. Hong Christopher E. Jarvais Stephen G. King Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon James E. LePage Timothy A. Leonard Abraham E. Lovejoy James P. Marcella Robert J. McKenna John A. McLaughlin Jesse T. McVaney Antonia M. Melendez Magen L. Merrill James A. Moody Jr. Dennis J. Morin Justin D. Murray Sarah S. Nelson Christian W. Nielsen Chad A. Page Gildardo C. Palestino Robert E. Paradis Stuart A. Parr Arthur F. Perault Daniel S. Perkins Ryan P. Perkins Jason T. Piper David A. Plunkett Joseph L. Poulin Brian M. Regan Melissa J. Rumminger John C. Santoro Anthony M. Santos Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Ryan P. Schott Patrick A. Simerson Peter H. Smedberg Michael B. Smith Howard R. Sprinkle Wendy S. St Amand David S. Stead C H AT T E R

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John F. Stevens Stephen W. Strout Trinidad B. Suarez Brian K. Sullivan Nate Susi Nathan A. Sweatt Plummer L. Talley Joshua MI. Tracy Zebediah E. Underwood Cory W. Verrill Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Charlie C. Warren Seth L. Webber Richard E. Westberry Jr. Joshua W. Weston Tim Whitmore Alvin D. Williams Eric L. Witham Jr. William F. Woods ■

3 Years

James R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Thomas E. Allen Jr. Michael R. Aretz Mark F. Ashline Jesse A. Athorp Marcia L. Backman Christopher C. Banker Cory M. Benedict Matthew A. Bergonzi Garret S. Bragdon Christopher A. Bragg Kevin E. Breault Richard J. Bryant Shawn F. Burdette Michael E. Burruss Richard E. Byers Erica D. Caldwell Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Carpio B. Casares Alan W. Chesson Stephen Clendenning Adam J. Cristoforo Stephen D. Delude Ryan R. Deppe Raymond R. Desrochers Jonathan E. DiCentes Kurt A. Dickinson Nicholas D. Drake Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth Edward J. Everich Thomas M. Figura Michael L. Flack Lawrence E. Frost Megan L. Godfrey Gary Gonzales Marshall G. Goodchild Allen L. Griffeth Shaun A. Gronda Barbara E. Gudroe Andrew R. Hall Steven P. Hanson Jeffrey M. Haver 3 6


Elias J. Hershbine Dave W. Holst Hsiao Chin Hwang Karl Jahn Dennis A. Jarvis Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz Robert G. Jewett Clinton P. Kibbin Kyle R. King John E. Krieski Frank J. Kusznir Paul R. LaBrecque Rex Lagle Steven G. Lavallee Melvin Long Richard L. Marvel Steve N. McCallister Nathan C. McIver Lance C. McNally Ernst A. Merckens William C. Mitchell Thomas J. Morand Terry L. Munn Vicki L. Nadeau Daniel T. Oakes Wojciech Olak German C. Palestino Richard P. Paskowski Russell W. Pritt Bruce G. Radley Michael C. Rand David Richards William A. Richardson Eric D. Saucier George A. Schoeller Ruben J. Schofield Eric Daniel Seaman Darren R. Smith Danielle E. Stacey Alan M. Steinour John B. Stewart Craig A. Stockwell David F. Stoddard Dale A. Thomas Joseph M. Thomas Jr. Anthony J. Tibbetts John A. Vadala Peter A. Vaillancourt Christopher M. Vane Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Patrick L. Violette Wayne K. Vogel Alvin A. Weaver Ronald E. Werner Jamie D. White Sylvester Wynter Joseph M. Ziolko ■

2 Years

Carey A. Abbott Nicklas B. Altvater Matthew A. Anderson Monica L. Anderson Eric S. Austin Chris M. Bailey SUM M ER

Levi F. Bell Ramon A. Benavides Ronald W. Beneville Raymond I. Bowman Jared J. Bragdon Derrick M. Brawn Jonathan D. Breard Rickey E. Brown Lisa A. Brown Shawn R. Bryant Nathan R. Butler Jason L. Carmichael Patrick M. Caron Timothy M. Carrig Jorge L. Castro Joseph L. Catino Clint Chaudoin Chih T. Chen Xi Chen Peter E. Cianchette Travis G. Cilley Kenneth P. Cloyd Gary D. Cobb Terry A. Collamore Raymond A. Collins Edmund C. Cooper Dustin M. Cote Stephanie A. Cote Cecil Cowan Christopher A. Cowan Robert B. Crammond Carl J. Cross Jr. Debra Cyr Scott R. Davis Keith S. Dawley Clifford B. Day Joseph M. Day Bradley M. DeMolet Jutta Dionne Gary J. Ellsworth Joshua B. Emmons Jordan E. Enos Dwight S. Erving Michael Evanchak Robbie W. Ferguson James L. Fitzgerald James M. Flear Christopher M. Furrow Dale R. Furrow Robert D. Gann Theodore L. Getchell Zaccheriah J. Gidney Adam J. Gilman Wilbert Gonzalez Jacob M. Gorman Teddy A. Grass Derrick J. Graves Aaron T. Grenier Roberto Gutierrez Michele J. Guyette Marc J. Haas Benjamin A. Hall Patrick F. Halpin Nicole R. Hardy Ryan L. Harrington


Shalakow E. Hebig Erica L. Heinssen Edward M. Henderson Timothy C. Higgins Peter A. Hill Adam J. Hughes Randy C. Hutchinson Jr. Ryan C. Hutchinson Jeffrey R. Hyde Garland L. Johnson Brian J. Jonah Kevin Jones Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Anne M. Kutscher Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Michael A. Lancaster Ryan W. Laney Brian M. Larsen Ryan A. Lavoie Clayton P. Lewis Jesus Limon Richard J. Loisel Gregory E. Loss William J. Lovely Efrain Lugo Michael P. MacVane Scott M. Macalino Cassandra J. Magoon Stephen C. Malatesta Troy T. Maloon Knowell A. Matthews Robert R. McBride Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland Christopher J. McGary Philip D. McKenney Miranda L. McKusick Robert W. McNeally Jr. Shane D. McPherson Nicholas A. Meader Peter J. Mehegan Diego Melegari Jacob S. Merrill Bruce B. Metrick John S. Moody Rebecca K. Moore Christopher Morrill David L. Morse Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Jeffrey L. Niemi Wilfredo Nieves William R. Noddin Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Brent T. Nunn James F. O’Connor Daniel OConnell Carlos Oseguera Cooper J. Page Hong Ki Park Joshua A. Parker Andrew S. Peer

Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Timothy A. Perrault Kim J. Perrier Ashley R. Perry Steve M. Pound John M. Quadrato Joseph R. Quimby John F. Quinn Jr. William R. Rackliff Daniel J. Records Shane D. Reisinger Kevin J. Rezendes Cameron D. Ross Francis N. Ryan Dennis A. Ryan Sr. Todd A. Sands Joshua B. Sault George Anthony Schoeller Jr. Robert J. Schroeder Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry John M. Sieber Donald L. Smith Derrick A. Souza David E. Sparaco Gary A. Steward Don J. Sullivan Robert C. Sweetser Greg A. Tasker Turney E. Taylor Andrea L. Thayer Jason R. Thereau Kristen E. Theriault Charles W. Theriault Jr. Larry D. Thomas Nathan J. Tibbetts Miguel A. Valdez Jason W. VanAlstyne Carly Z. VanCamp Matthew J. VanDine Sean R. Varney Eliseo Vasquez Brian K. Vella Christopher J. Veydt Adam P. Wallace Benjamin L. Ward William A. Ward William G. Webb Susan H. Weeks Chad V. Weese Suzan West Tricia L. White Mathew D. Wight Shawn T. Withee Adam M. Yeo ■

1 Year

Vanessa L. Achorn Brett K. Adams Jerry C. Adams Matthew S. Adams Randy B. Albert Heather Alexander Joshua S. Alexander

Luc L. Allain Christopher P. Allen Marbin A. Alvarenga Fredi D. Alvarenga Damian A. Ames Michael L. Anderson Sharon L. Anderson Michael J. Astle Samuel A. Baker John K. Bamford Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Alfred T. Baron Martin E. Beauvais Holly J. Belanger Donald J. Beliveau Armand Berube Travis L. Bickford Larry A. Billings Jr. James D. Bishop Michael N. Bissonnette Christopher R. Black William E. Bonneau Matthew R. Bosiljevac Darin L. Botting Pierre A. Boucher Robert N. Bouley Michael E. Bouthot David R. Boutot Arthur W. Brannen Jeffrey H. Briggs Jamie PS. Brooker Daniel R. Brown Michael A. Brown Travis B. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Otey A. Burdette William D. Burdette Paul H. Burmeister Christopher T. Burnett Christopher J. Burrill Scott W. Burton Chris D. Button Toren W. Byers John J. Cabral Miguel A. Cabrera Keith F. Calabro Steven P. Cammack Norman Campbell Jr. Jason J. Canarr Mario A. Cardona Rigoberto B. Castro Seth T. Cates Trent A. Cates Betty-Jo Chambers Rodney J. Chapman Christopher A. Chatto Nicole L. Chenard Keith A. Chubbuck Dana C. Churchill John E. Ciolfi Gregory A. Clark Daniel T. Coffey Stephen R. Colbath Justin F. Cole

Mark D. Collins Anthony S. Connor Terry D. Cook Jr. Matthew T. Cooley Timothy J. Cooley Kate E. Cordone Christopher G. Correia Jonathon Correia Steven A. Costa Darren T. Cote Joseph D. Cote Rodger D. Cote Scott A. Cote Justin D. Cronkhite Deborah A. Croteau Timothy D. Curtis Laura L. Curtis Justin L. Cusack Levi N. Daku Steven M. Damon Adam J. Darling Zachary R. Davis Justin W. Day Paul D. DeCesere Anthony R. DeRice Russell S. Dean Todd C. Dean Roberto Diaz Thomas P. Dodge Chris B. Donovan Richard W. Doucet Jeffrey M. Doucette Douglas E. Driscoll Sr. Joseph C. Ducharme Mark C. Duggan Mark A. Dunphy Donald D. Duvall Adam J. Eastman Jeffrey D. Eastman Shane C. Ennis Sean O. Epprecht Dimitri Escrich Arrin J. Farrar George E. Feero Jr. Jose L. Felix Max C. Fish Wyatt E. Fitzgerald Scott R. Flannery Jared S. Flewelling Marcos G. Flores Paul D. Forrest Leta F. Fowler Michael Fox Nicholas D. Fox Scott R. French William E. Fridley Sean D. Frost Eric R. Gabriel David G. Gallant Jr. Rengaraj Ganapathy Justin D. Gemmell Christopher A. Gerold Aaron P. Gibbs Thomas E. Giles Christine L. Gill

Timothy N. Gleason Michelle L. Godsoe Nathan L. Goff David J. Gokey Omar C. Gonzalez Mark A. Goodman David J. Gordon Eric R. Gordy Kleber J. Gould Steven W. Gourley Kenneth S. Grass Dee Ann L. Grazioso Gary Green Ashley A. Grindle Alan B. Grover James E. Guy Nelson Guzman Jason L. Hancock William E. Handy Aaron V. Hanscom Hallie J. Hanshaw Jaime V. Hanson Frederick J. Harrigan Andrew E. Harriman Adam V. Harris Cody A. Harrison Gary R. Hatfield Curtis M. Hatt Christin A. Haywood Jeremy P. Hendrickson Aida L. Hernandez Selvin Hernandez Lopez Jeremy M. Hersom Brian Hetherman Conrad A. Hichborn Jonathan P. Hicks Randolph B. Higgins Kenneth A. Hill Zachary W. Hines Joseph L. Holmes John O. Horne Mark M. Hovey James M. Howe Justin K. Huber Lori J. Hughes Celeste L. Hurinenko Chad L. Hutchinson Brad W. Inforati Chris J. Ingelsby Shane J. Ingelsby Edward L. Jacobsen Nathan L. Jamison Jeffery W. Jernigan Shayne W. Joe Brian J. Johanns Dennis L. Johnson William M. Johnson Jordan J. Johnston Brian M. Jones James J. Jones Jamie P. Jones Travers D. Jones Tim G. Joslyn Jessica A. Kandel Christopher T. Karlen

Michael C. Karsten Michael R. Keim Jason R. Keller Trevor A. Kelley Elizabeth L. Kennedy Brian L. Kibler Eui C. Kim Matthew D. King Joseph D. Klekotta Bronson T. Kneeland Christopher M. Koppes Richard Alan. Kullander Shamus T. LaPerriere Michael Lagano Amy L. Lane Jody S. Lane Lorie A. Lane Willis L. Lane Thomas R. Langille Robert S. Larby Paul A. Larson Joshua A. Lavine Jordan A. Lawlor Patricia A. Lawrence Pierre Leclerc John D. Lee Joong Joshua Lee Jeffrey C. Lerch Robert A. Lichty Ricardo Limon Dwight A. Littlefield Benjamin R. Lombard Matthew R. Long Michael A. Long Adam J. Loubier Renaldo R. Lowry Michael J. Ludwig Jeremy A. Lyford Jordan R. Lyford Ian C. Macmaster Jason C. Madden Joshua T. Madden Aaron P. Maheu Todd E. Maloon Christopher G. Mason William D. Mason Thomas H. Matson Adam J. Mazerolle Lawrence A. McAlpine Robert E. McCarthy Kristin M. McCormick Casey D. McElligott Zachary T. McFarland Shawna L. McKenney Stephen A. McLain Lloyd B. McLean Robert R. Meckley Alejandro Mejia-Gamez Jamie E. Melia Troy L. Melvin Jason Menard Cesar E. Mercado John P. Merrill Dale P. Michaud Steven D. Michaud

Scott A. Mitchell Jose Monteiro Harvey E. Moody Joshua J. Moore Carlos A. Morales Stuart J. Morin Andrew Moss Solomon Daniel B. Moulton Cathy M. Mudge Robert K. Mulligan Jayson E. Nason Richard l. Nelson Brenda E. Nichols Aaron P. O’Donnell Colleen K. O’Hare James D. Oakes James K. Obriant Jason A. Oko Nelson E. Padinha Douglas D. Paige Christopher J. Palmacci Edward J. Parent Jae Park Steven P. Patrick Jeffrey S. Patterson Ralph C. Pearl Ryan N. Peavey Danny R. Pelkey Joyce M. Pelland Kyle D. Pellerin John D. Pelletier Derek M. Pelotte Richard A. Pepin Juan R. Perez John A. Perkins Jr. Zachary E. Perrin Jonathan Peterson Shelley A. Phillips-Mills Ashlin K. Piehl Christopher M. Pineau Kayla J. Pomroy Aaron M. Poole Jacob L. Poole Will A. Portillo Jose F. Portillo Munoz Keelan N. Prados Matthew D. Pratt Timothy F. Pressley Laura T. Price Matthew Q. Proctor Tracy J. Przystas Edgar A. Quinteros Charles A. Rackley Oscar B. Ramos Brian P. Rancourt Richard J. Rand Eric E. Ray Christopher Raymond James E. Reardon Jose M. Recinos Kevin L. Rich Jr. Ryan Richardson Kyle A. Rideout Matthew W. Riendeau Joseph G. Rivera

Ryan W. Robbins Thomas G. Robinson David F. Robitaille Anthony C. Robles Douglas R. Robson Carlos A. Rodriguez Osvaldo Rodriguez Allen A. Ross James K. Roy Wayne L. Rufus Henry P. Rullo Timothy J. Rutecki Justin D. Rutledge Kevin P. Salaoutis Gerardo L. Santos Victor Santos Shane L. Sapiel Timothy C. Sawyer William A. Sawyer Pamela J. Scanlon Aaron J. Schlemmer Keith S. Seekins Kevin W. Sellars Glenn A. Severance Jonathan D. Sharp Brayden L. Sheive Irving E. Sherman Michael Sherman Daniel J. Shorette Paula M. Simmons David K. Sinclair Robert J. Slama Joel P. Sleeper Aaron L. Smart James M. Smith Jordan L. Smith Hector Sosa Graydon H. Spencer Derrick S. Sperow Cody A. Sproul Jeffrey A. Stackpole Jason C. Stanley Gerald A. Starke Christian E. Stefens Robert D. Stevens Timothy N. Storer Amber J. Strickland Bruce A. Stubbs Matthew S. Sullivan Josh M. Tanner Ryan J. Taylor Ernesto A. Tejada John W. Templin Wade M. Teryek Oliver C. Thayer James L. Theriault Daniel W. Thibeault David W. Thomas Sr Stephen M. Thomas Andrew J. Thompson Dylan C. Thompson Kevin J. Thurlow Joel C. Thurman Matthew C. Tinker Joshua Toothaker



Christopher Torres Daniel R. Towle Tennayeh Towne Wayne A. Tracy Paul B. Trask Michael Tripodi Anthony Turner Dennis Turner Kenneth R. Underhill Christopher M. Vainio Jorge A.Valdiviezo Joseph P. Vanidestine Anita M. Verrill Filomena Vieira Joseph A. Walker Jonathan E. Ward Seth M. Washburn Timothy D. Washburn Trevor L. Watt Bradley J. Weiland Benjamin Weingarden Raymond J. Welch Michael Welles Ronald Wheeler Jon M. Whitney Melissa M. Whitt Michael Williams Travis J. Wills Jason A. Worster Scott E. Wright Taylor D. Wright Chris J. Wyman Erin S. Young Rubaba Zahedi Cesar I. Zuniga


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Eastern Maine Medical Center: Hancock Street Parking Garage Project ■

By LeAnne Rogers

In an ongoing effort to improve patient access to medical services and to better utilize staff parking resources, Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) once again called on Cianbro Corporation for help. Working with designer Capobianco & Associates, the Cianbro team recently completed construction of an 811-space, six-level parking garage on the hospital campus in Bangor, Maine, that is tied in directly to the existing 585-space parking garage that Cianbro constructed in 1997. The new parking garage—located on the corner of Hancock and State Streets—serves as a reminder of the great working relationship Cianbro has with this premier medical facility and is another success story for project stakeholders and surrounding communities. It isn’t an easy task to work in close proximity to Bangor’s bustling downtown, within a small construction area, under many necessary city-limit constraints! During the pre-planning phase that began in 2008, the team quickly identified that the project not only had to be done safely and productively; it had to be completed in a professional, timely, and creative manner that enabled the client to continue operations for the many thousands of patients at the facility. Additionally, team members were responsible for keeping a large number of pedestrians, motorists, neighbors, and passers-by safe and happy. Not an easy task for the faint of heart. The first major scope of work on site was the relocation of several major utilities located under the new parking garage footprint (previously used as a ground level parking lot). Those included storm drains as well as sewer and water lines. Crews began excavation of material from the area in July 2008, as the project team began installation of site security fencing and safety signage. Flaggers were used to help control traffic and facility access during site material deliveries and busy construction activity. The next milestone began last fall as teams began driving almost 8,000 linear feet of pile that, along with the permanent sheet walls, stabilized the ground for the cast-in-place foundation footings. A temporary cofferdam was also utilized during this

Keith Ryder preparing for a pick phase of construction. As winter approached, the team was challenged to complete these concrete placements so that placing the 574 pieces of precast parking garage sections could begin. This hard work on the substructure of the facility during the cold and snowy winter began to pay dividends in the early weeks of 2009 as the new parking garage took shape and rose into the sky! Utilizing a Manitowoc 2250 crane, under the direction of General Foreman Doug Foster, our team erected the garage, piece by piece. The parking garage had to be erected in a certain sequence so as to maintain the best crane position. The precast pieces had to be trucked from their offsite laydown yard to the project in a predetermined order and were only to arrive one truck at a time. In essence, the garage was erected one bay at a time for levels one through six, with the crane backing its way out of the site. The final bay of the garage was then erected from outside the building footprint with the crane positioned with the counterweights just grazing the edge of the highly traveled State Street. Pre-engineered bracing systems and temporary handrails were used to ensure project safety throughout the erection process. As construction progressed, the new structure was tied in by cutting and removing four spandrel sections from the existing garage and creating transition driving paths from one garage to the other. During this

phase of construction, the electrical team— in addition to managing all project temporary power—installed over 20,000 linear feet of conduit, 60,000 linear feet of cable, and over 550 new lights. They also put in other fixtures for the permanent power needs of the new garage. The team progressed with erection, painting, and masonry activities along with the installation of two traction elevators, fire protection systems, Snow Melt Unit start-up and commissioning, paving, striping, and final site grading. Cianbro achieved substantial completion of the project in late spring. Project management team members include: Garry Sawtelle, superintendent; Ben Hall, project engineer; Melissa Corbett and LeAnne Rogers, field administrators; Jim Foley, safety specialist; Bruce Cummings, electrical superintendent; and Greg Wing, cost engineer. Many thanks to Hank Cook for lending his pile driving expertise and for Dave Stenzel’s help with change order management and value engineering.

Crane operator Richard Brown Jr., maneuvering near State Street Manager of Projects Red Webster comments, “Our crews erected 574 precast pieces on a very tight site within a very busy hospital during one of the harsher winters in memory. This required additional frost protection and ground heating to keep foundations going, plus wrapping and heating the grout joints between all erected pieces daily. Cianbro has once again demonstrated we can do the tough jobs on schedule and under budget!”

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EMMC’s finished parking garage with addition in background 3 8




By Michelle Godsoe

Over the past few years, the demand for highly skilled welders has increased significantly. With a building backlog and fewer skilled welders available in the workforce, Cianbro realized the need to start training internally. There are a ■

total of four weld test shops companywide: Pittsfield, Ricker’s, Bloomfield, and Baltimore. The Cianbro Institute has enlisted the help of five veteran welders within Cianbro to make these test shops successful. They are: Mark Hayden, Troy Twitchell, Justin Desrosiers, Bill Van Hoessen, and Tom Carranza. Ed LePage,

Mechanical Craft Coordinator for the Cianbro Institute, oversees these shops and assists the trainers in ensuring that the program runs smoothly. Team members who enter the welding training program receive a welder identification number upon acquiring their first welding certification. This milestone further identifies them for their certification paperwork and tracking. The welder’s name and number are then entered into the Weld Master List, where all welding certifications are recorded and updated. This database is maintained by Sarah Enos, and monitored by the QA/QC department. The majority of welders within Cianbro have certifications in

structural welding and pipe welding. Structural Welding Certifications include one SMAW shielded metal arc welding certification; stick welding on carbon steel, and two FCAW flux core arc welding certifications; wire-feeder welding, one carbon steel and one on stainless steel. Pipe Welding Certifications include one open root SMAW on carbon steel, which is a stick weld; two open root GTAW gas tungsten arc welding and SMAW, beginning with a tig root and hot pass, finishing with a stick filler and cap. This process is done on carbon steel and stainless. Pipe also includes one GTAW certification on thin wall stainless steel. Each certification has an expiration date set six months from the date the certification was passed. One month prior to the expiration of a welder’s certification, Sarah notifies supervisors of the welders on their crew that need to show proficiency again. It is then the supervisor’s responsibility to fill out a Welder Performance History form, verifying that the

welder is still current with the expiring type of weld. If the welder has not performed the expiring type of weld within six months, they are required to retest in order to renew their certification. Supervisors and general foremen have the ability to look up a welder’s certifications by going to, and looking under the Team tab. This is a great tool to help supervisors better utilize their crew’s skill sets so that fewer retests might be required. Currently within Cianbro, there are 490 welders being tracked in the Weld Master List. 395 of them have

Cianbro is a frontrunner in the training of welders, doing what many other companies have said couldn’t be done.

structural certifications, 258 have pipe certifications, and 6 have orbital weld certifications. Those numbers continue to grow as more people are trained in the weld test shops, while others upgrade the certifications they already hold. Cianbro is a frontrunner in the training of welders, doing what many other companies have said couldn’t be done.




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