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SOLUTION PROVIDERS: Cianbro Ingenuity Tames the Toughest Jobs


USS Constellation Repairs: 4

Switzerland Gas Compressor: 14

UMaine Wind/Wave Lab: 16

Lending a Hand in the Construction of a World Class Racing Yacht: 22

North Grand Island Bridge: 42



Albert Einstein is often acknowledged as one of the most creative and brilliant geniuses of all time. He knew first-hand from his life experiences that problems were everywhere; they were embedded in every problem that he tackled, yet in solving each of these problems great opportunity was created. I am often asked, as I travel throughout North America and other countries meeting people and potential clients, what is it that Cianbro does? My answer is that we are a company of problem solvers, we are solution providers. Granted, Cianbro is a diversified business that provides multiple services in the transportation, oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, building and project development markets but, at its core, Cianbro is a company that solves problems and provides solutions to its customers, Pete Vigue regardless of the business that they might be in. What are often seen as problems by others bring great opportunity for crafting solutions to Cianbro. Many of the greatest successes your company has ever known have been borne from tremendous challenges. Creating solutions is in our culture and we will work to retain this capability in the years to come in order to remain successful. Ending another successful year in 2014 and beginning 2015 provides an opportunity to reflect on the past and look to the future. Cianbro’s accomplishments in the past are nothing short of amazing. We have successfully entered new markets and expanded our geographic footprint. We have built a stronger team while not compromising our quest to be America’s safest and healthiest company. For 65 years we have successfully taken on some of the most challenging projects in the industry, while creating a team member ownership culture that rewards our people for their commitment and hard work that will perpetuate your Company for many years. Within this edition of the Cianbro Chatter you will find many examples in the articles that highlight the diversity and skills of our extraordinary team. This is truly what sets Cianbro apart from others in the industry – the courage to tackle new problems and create ingenious solutions – and we’ll need to continue this mindset going forward in our demanding and challenging business. So, does the next Albert Einstein reside now in Cianbro? I don’t know. But until he or she is discovered I do know that the statement “No one is smarter than all of us!” is the cultural mindset that will provide opportunities in the future to demonstrate our capabilities as solution providers. Congratulations on completing a successful 2014 and thank you for all of your efforts each day. Please stay focused and safe always and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2015. 2

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PITTSFIELD, ME: Corporate Office, NNE Regional Office, Fabrication & Coating Facility; PORTLAND, ME: Ricker’s Wharf Facility; BLOOMFIELD, CT: SNE Regional Office; BALTIMORE, MD: Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Fabrication Facility

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein



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USS Constellation Renovations.................. 4 The Gut Bridge...........................................6 Warren Bridge Rehabilitation...................... 7 Eastern Maine Medical Center................... 8 MPRP......................................................10 Sarah Long Bridge................................... 13 Switzerland Compressor Station............... 14 Wind/Wave Research Facility................... 16 Cargill Bridge Replacement...................... 17 The Wharf................................................20 Comanche Yacht...................................... 22 Rocky Hill Generators.............................. 26 Alstom Relocation.................................... 28 Manheim Compressor Station.................. 31 Mt. Storm Wind Project............................. 36 North Grand Island Bridge........................ 42



Chairman’s Message.........................................2 Brightman Street Bridge Awards.......................3 Management Development Program................9 Wreaths Across America................................12 Healthiest Companies Award..........................15 Safety Beyond Zero........................................18 Movember......................................................19 Construction Design Team..............................24 Retirement Illusions and Realities...................27 Welding Quality Control..................................29 Cianbro Retirees............................................30 25 Year Awards..............................................32 Letters............................................................35 Anniversaries.................................................37 Intern Program...............................................40 Pre-Apprenticeship Program..........................41

Brightman Street Bridge Replacement Project wins Eagle and Safety Award n

By Julie Carmody

This fall, the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors hosted its 22nd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) Ceremony at the Granite Links Golf Club located in Quincy, Massachusetts. The event honored members of the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC who performed work on outstanding construction projects completed between September 1, 2011 and August 1, 2014. The Cianbro/ Middlesex Joint Venture Team received an Eagle Award and the sole Safety Award for the successful completion of the Brightman Street Bascule Bridge Replacement Project. Located over the Taunton River in the towns of Fall River and Somerset, the Brightman Street Bascule Bridge Replacement Project is the largest Massachusetts Department of Transportation project in its history and included construction of one of the largest bascule spans in the world. The five-year, nearly $215 million heavy infrastructure project was designed by HNTB Corporation and included construction of the approach span and bascule span

Kaven Philbrook and David Schill accept awards

pier and superstructure, control house, abutment and retaining walls, and installation of the electrical and mechanical equipment required for operation and control of the movable bridge. The new bridge provides 200 feet of horizontal and 60 feet of vertical clearance when closed and unlimited vertical clearance in the open position – a substantial increase compared to the old bridge. The movable span is 300 feet trunnion to trunnion and measures approximately 1,200 feet from shore to shore. The new bridge design is expected to reduce the number of openings by 90 percent. The Cianbro/

Middlesex Joint Venture Team selfperformed over 80 percent of the project and managed over 75 subcontractors who completed the balance of the specialty work. A daily crew of about 150 team members, who performed approximately 940,000 total work hours, experienced zero lost-time injuries. In honor of local veterans, the new bridge was renamed the “Veterans Memorial Bridge,” and was formally dedicated on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Projects entered into the Massachusetts Chapter ABC EICA’s competition are judged by a cross section of construction industry experts, including owners, architects, engineers and other industry leaders based on very specific criteria outlined in the entry form. Contractors must not only demonstrate exceptional quality in construction and exemplary references from the project owner, but also an excellent safety performance. The competition is open to both general contractors and subcontractors and there is no geographic limitation on the location of any project. Congratulations to the entire Brightman Street Bascule Bridge Replacement Project Team for this significant achievement!

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USS Constellation: Cianbro Assists in the Preservation of Baltimore’s Flagship n

By Alan Grover

One hundred and sixty years of history moored alongside the bulkhead at the Cianbro Morgan’s Wharf facility in Baltimore, Maryland during a busy week in October of 2014. The USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship ever commissioned by the United States Navy, needed important repairs to her hull, masts and rigging. Her caretakers at the organization Historic Ships in Baltimore moved the vessel from her permanent berth in Baltimore Harbor out to the Cianbro facility. They chose the company for a number of reasons. Chief among them were Cianbro’s tall 4100 series 2 Manitowoc cranes and the diverse expertise of the company’s team members, all of which would be needed to remove the upper masts and 4

rigging of the sailing ship in preparation for dry-docking and renovations at the nearby Coast Guard facility just to the north across Curtis Creek. After much planning, the time finally arrived on the morning of October 14th to begin the important work. “We’re here at Cianbro, basically, to take the rig out of Constellation,” said Chris Rowsom of Historic Ships. “We’re taking down her yards, which are the horizontal spars, and her top gallant and top masts, as well as a few other things, so we can do maintenance on them. We have a few that we’re actually going to replace. They’ve been up since the ship was restored in 1999. And so, we’re talking about 15 years. And we normally only have a crew of about 16 people on board. So it’s almost impossible for us to do anything up in the rig. The way

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for us to maintain everything so the ship remains looking beautiful -- and safe as well -- is that we need to pull the rig down so we can really get a close eye on it, inspect it, and do any repairs that need to be done.” Cianbro Project Engineer Chris Varnell sized up the job and ascertained that the biggest obstacles for the team were going to be the procedure involved with removing all of the rigging and actually disassembling the big mast sections. Typically, the way this was done in the ship’s heyday was: the masts were actually lowered onto the deck and laid down, which is very manpower intensive. Instead of burly 19th Century U.S. Navy sailors, this job would rely on a Cianbro Manitowoc crane hook instead. “There have been several modifications to this ship,” said Varnell, “and I

think we’re going to learn a lot more when we actually get up close and personal with her, and we see what kind of spaces we’re working with here. Removing the topmast, it being the tallest part of the ship, I think is going to be challenging. We’re going to try to get as much out of the way as we can. But, I know we’ve got some good, qualified and experienced team members here that are up for the challenge.” Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Manager Mike McGeady was a primary force behind bringing the historic vessel to Cianbro’s wharf. He first heard of the Constellation’s upcoming repairs during a celebration in the Baltimore area in September honoring the bicentennial of the National Anthem: “The Star Spangled Spectacular.” “As a close port community, we heard that the Constellation was going to dry-dock,” Mike said, “and that drydock happens to be adjacent to Cianbro’s yard at the United States Coast Guard facility. So it made sense for Constellation to come here. We could remove the topmasts and the fighting tops, and then she could go over to the Coast Guard yard for some much needed repairs.” There was a time when Constellation was the most technologically advanced warship in the Navy. She was launched in 1854, a mere half dozen years before the outbreak of the Civil War. Her immediate mission was to interrupt the illegal slave trade off the coast of Africa. “Constellation captured three slave ships, two of which were empty but fitted out as slavers, and then the third, called the Cora had a human cargo of just over 700 men, women and children on board,” said Rowsom. “Those people were brought back to Africa, to Liberia, which at that time was a U.S. protectorate. While Constellation was the flagship of the African squadron, the squadron actually captured 14 ships and brought back to Africa just under 4,000 Africans who otherwise would have been destined for a life of slavery most likely in the Caribbean or South and Central America. She last sailed under her own power in 1894. That was her last training cruise from the U.S. Naval Academy, where she was a training ship

for approximately 24 years. After that, she was up in Newport, Rhode Island for a long time. Then after World War Two, she was brought to Boston. She was brought to Baltimore in 1955, where she has been since then.” The Constellation’s more recent history includes the childhood memories of some of Cianbro’s Baltimore area team members who are working to

remembers seeing Constellation over the years, without ever really knowing how, why or what it took to care for such a valuable piece of history. “So, once you get into it a little bit,” he said, “the level of maintenance required, the certifications required, it became very clear that Cianbro is the kind of company that can do this work safely and productively. And on a personal

There was a time when Constellation was the most technologically advanced warship in the Navy. She was launched in 1854, a mere half dozen years before the outbreak of the Civil War. get her back into top shape. The ability now to apply Cianbro’s many skills and an ever-present can-do attitude toward preserving the old vessel is a rewarding moment for Cianbro’s team. “Now she’s really the flagship, if you will, of the Baltimore Harbor,” said Chris Varnell. “I was on her as a kid. I think many people have taken tours of this ship, and it’s great to actually be involved with her.” Constellation never seemed far away during the years Mike McGeady was growing up in the Baltimore area. He

note, she’s something you see every day when visitors, the millions of people that come to Baltimore every year, come to the world famous Inner Harbor, and what do you see? There’s Constellation there. And it is great knowing that we had a hand in keeping that going.” In October of 2015, Constellation will return to Cianbro’s facility where her renovated masts and rigging will be returned to their rightful place high above the deck of Baltimore’s flagship. 4 460 Project Safe Hours

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By John Merrill

Since August of 2014, the Cianbro team has been on site in South Bristol, Maine, working on replacing the Gut Bridge which connects Rutherford Island to the mainland. Cianbro was awarded the contract from the Maine Department of Transportation after being the low bidder for the work. The project to replace the existing bobtail swing bridge with a single leaf bascule bridge over The Gut had been years in the making. The project had gone through many changes for both the style of the bridge, and the amount of roadwork to be completed, as the project moved through the public review process. The job site is unique in how tight the bridge is with surrounding homes and businesses. The existing bridge is also very low to the water, with part being submerged at different high tide phases. The low clearance to the water also makes this bridge the most heavily operated moveable bridge in Maine. The bridge serves as the only access to Rutherford Island, which requires a temporary bridge and a specific construction sequence to be included in the design. All of these factors added to the design. The project is broken up into two phases of work. The first phase of work is to build as much of the retaining walls as possible without affecting the operation of the existing bridge. These retaining walls will serve as the abutments for the temporary bridge and will allow the overhead utilities to be moved. This work will wrap up in February of 2015. At that point, the project will demobilize and the crews will leave for the spring and summer. This break in the project is for several reasons. There are in-water work restrictions related to endangered fish that pass through the channel. There is also the fishing and tourist season which, due to the tight job site and the need for a temporary bridge during construction, make it necessary to leave for this time period. The second phase of work will begin in August of 2015, with prep work leading up to the channel closure which will begin in September. During this channel closure, marine traffic will not be able to pass through the channel. The channel closure is only permitted to last 213 days, with liquidated damages being assessed if the work is not completed in that time. The first work during the channel closure will consist of building the temporary bridge around the work site and moving traffic off of the existing bridge. After the traffic has been shifted, the existing bridge will be demolished, followed by the existing abutments. Next the team will finish the new concrete retaining walls and abutments, along with the bascule pits. The team will then receive and install the structural steel, and associated mechanical and electrical equipment needed to operate the bridge, work which will be self-performed by Cianbro. After that, the control house will be constructed, and then traffic will be moved onto the new bridge. With traffic shifted onto the new bridge, the temporary bridge will be 6

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removed and the channel will be reopened for navigation by marine traffic. The Cianbro team has had to learn quickly and adapt to the unique jobsite. Specialty equipment was brought in to work in the limited construction easement. Two trailer mounted wireless temporary traffic signals were brought in to allow the team to reduce the road to one lane, and use the second lane to work from. A zero turn excavator with adjustable computerized hydraulics was brought in, with a quick connect digging bucket, clam shell, and vibratory hammer for pile driving. This piece of equipment saved the team from having to move different pieces of equipment in and out in some of the tighter parts of the jobsite. In addition to the limited space available to work from, the work on the retaining walls is tidal. The walls consist of a seal placement from ledge up to low water. A four foot thick concrete wall will be placed on top of the seal up above high water. Rock anchors will be installed through the wall and the seal, and then a cap will be placed on top of the wall. The tidal window from day to day shifts for both time, and length. The tide and the linear schedule of these activities require the team to plan their work diligently. The project also requires a high level of communication with the community. In order to complete certain aspects

Warren Bridge Rehabilitation n

By Lincoln Denison, Jr.

It isn’t every day that you get the chance not only to estimate, but also to be a part of the team that builds the project. It is even less often that the project is in your hometown. I was fortunate enough to have the above opportunities, all in one project. The Warren Bridge, located at the Cornish and Hiram town line in rural Western Maine, was in need of repair. The job was awarded to Cianbro as low-bidder in mid-April of 2014. Rehabilitation of the bridge consisted of multiple patch repairs to the existing concrete girders that had deteriorated over the years, chipping and patching the center pier, installing a prestressed concrete support encasing the top half of the center pier, and installation of two new bridge drains.

Team members install temporary support steel for the first cofferdam

of the in-water work, the team will utilize temporary channel closures from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., day to day. These closures are communicated to the local community through posted flyers, the Maine DOT’s website, and word of mouth. The community is also interested in the project in general, due to the long process that has led up to the project, and the intimate nature of the community. The team has been very open to the public’s interest, and the local community has accepted the project and the crew, understanding the importance of the project. All of these aspects, along with the jobsite location, provide the team with many challenges. Planning and communication are the ways that the team will be successful. The team on site has relied heavily on all of Cianbro’s support services. The job requires a lot of temporary design, from the temporary bridge, to the cofferdams for the seal placements, and all of the formwork for the concrete placements. The job’s location requires advance planning with the equipment/transportation groups to ensure all of the necessary tools, materials and equipment are on site when required. Adding to this challenge is the limited lay down space. All of Cianbro’s resources will be involved in the project before the end, and that collaboration will ensure that the project is a success. 4 14,461 Project Safe Hours

This work provided several challenges for our team members to overcome. Crews were faced with having to open the bridge to traffic at certain times during construction, and had a deadline to open the bridge before the start of the school year - a seemingly tough task, but one our teams completed dutifully. They worked in two shifts, weekdays and weekends, to utilize every day available in the limited time frame. Due to the hard work of all involved, the bridge was able to be opened nearly a week ahead of schedule. A success all around, the Warren Bridge Project was done safely, ahead of schedule, and under budget. Hats off to the whole team, which included Mark Nordgren, Linc Denison Jr., Chris Pond, Kevin Pond, Tom Wozniak, Ryan Keefe, Dennis Ordway, Randy Marcotte, Alex Silver, Owen Grimes, Rick Westberry, David Katende, and Robert King.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project n

By Clay Maker

Progress continues in Bangor at the Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project. More than a year into construction, the Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie Joint Venture construction management team is safely moving forward with construction on Phase 1 of the 355,000 square foot inpatient tower expansion. On October 15, 2014 the team hosted the steel topping off ceremony and barbecue onsite, signifying the completion of structural steel framing. All subcontractors that have been involved with the project to date were invited to celebrate the project milestone, as well as their commitment to working safely. EMMC representatives were also in attendance and vocalized their appreciation for making their dream become reality. The hospital VIPs also expressed their confidence in the team and their continued satisfaction with the progress onsite. Crews completed all remaining slab placements at the end of 2014. Exterior framing, sheathing, and waterproofing are in full swing with the installation of the stone cladding, brick, roofing, metal panels and curtain wall following closely behind. Working through the winter on exterior finishes will be challenging for the project team as many of the specified finishes have temperature requirements which must be maintained during installation. To overcome this hardship, the scaffolding system being used for access by the finish crews will be wrapped in poly and heated, which will ensure the quality of the install. Once the building is weather tight, interior work will be the team’s primary focus as Phase 1 substantial completion is scheduled for January 30, 2016. The Building Information Model (BIM) is nearing completion and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades have begun utilizing the model 8

to install their work. This process has started on the lower levels with the install of overhead duct, pipe, and other materials not affected by moisture. At the end of September, documents were issued revising the Phase 1 scope of work. The initial scope included the core and shell of the nine-story tower and the fit out of the lobby area, dining area, mechanical floors, sterile processing department, four operating rooms,

One of two Cianbro cranes on site used for hoisting and setting structural steel on the south end of the project

November 2014: Tower’s structural steel has been erected and the team has started to close in the building

and a patient floor consisting of 32 new inpatient rooms and support areas. September’s change in direction eliminated the four operating rooms from Phase 1 and replaced them with 31 additional patient rooms servicing the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) previously expected to be built as part of the Phase 2 scope of work. Phase 2 – comprised of fitting out the remainder of the new tower, renovations to the existing Grant Level 7 Labor and Delivery floor, and the addition of a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) – is expected to start sometime in mid-2016. The Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie team has worked hard with subcontractors to create a safety-conscious culture on site. During the holiday season, the team worked hard to promote the “Focus on the next five minutes” philosophy. The team put up safety awareness banners

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around the site as a continued reminder to crews and to help promote the Beyond Zero attitude and expectation. Some of the challenges that the construction team continues to overcome are: an evolving design and scope of work, a very tight construction site limiting laydown and staging space, active Life Flight helicopters operating in close proximity to the site, and a commitment to keep the hospital completely functional while connecting the new building with three different existing structures on EMMC’s campus, all of which are actively serving patients. Cianbro’s project team remains intact, led by Jon DiCentes, Joe Campbell, Steve Lavallee, Tammy Vance, Brad Smith, Clay Maker, Sam Bouchard, and Michelle Boutilier, with the addition of Darryl Clement.

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Cianbro’s Management Development Program: Leadership Through Culture n

By Chris Varnell

In November of 2014, senior managers and the Board of Directors welcomed 17 members of the Delta Class of Cianbro’s Management Development Program (MDP) to the company’s expansive community of leaders. This class is the fourth group to graduate from MDP, contributing to a total of 59 graduates over the history of the program. MDP is a two-year program consisting of three conglomerate training sessions, with rotations between each of Cianbro’s major roles within the trainees’ disciplines. The curriculum is mapped to guide participants through the entire project life-cycle. Presentations by senior managers, internal experts, and past MDP graduates address topics ranging from estimating, contracting, procurement, materials, standard operating procedures, cost tracking, document control, change management, and customer relations among many other subjects. Each training session includes a series of hands-on group activities intended to promote and develop skills in leadership, engineering, innovation, and safety. Participants are also introduced to several key people within the company to help foster internal relationships and build a rolodex of resources which trainees can utilize throughout their careers. Upon entering the program, team members select a mentor and supervisor who are committed to help guide the attendee through the first two years with the company. During that time, the mentor and supervisor monitor and gauge the participant’s exposure to specific project functions, while providing continuous support throughout the trainee’s development. MDP began in 2010 as a pilot program, which was inspired by a Leadership Development Project by Bill Richardson from Cianbro’s Southern New England Region. At its inception, MDP was intended primarily for college interns and recent graduates holding construction related degrees. As part of the program, new engineers gain versatile experience through various assignments including rotations in estimating, field engineering, and field supervision. With the help of their mentors and supervisors, participants are also given the opportunity to evaluate themselves on their exposure and experiences through each rotation. Field rotations continue to be a crucial component of the program for developing engineers.

Over the years, however, company leaders have recognized the value of expanding MDP to encompass other disciplines within the organization. In fact, the most recent “Delta Class” opened the MDP gates to four general foremen, three financial professionals, and one assistant project superintendent in addition to the nine engineers on the roster. Victor Quint, an economics and finance graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, was hired on at Cianbro as a Financial Specialist and has since transitioned into a Project Engineer role for Cianbro’s Transmission and Distribution group - a role which provided an opportunity for him to become involved with MDP. “Listening to some of our 20 and 30-year team members, their first-hand experiences, and what Electrical Project Superintendrives them every day dent, Ron Nickerson, presenting really hit home for me,” on electrical equipment safety. Victor said. “Their willingness to share the lessons they’ve learned, both good and bad, shows that there are people along the way to coach us and help us move forward.” Not only does MDP help Cianbro team members with their development, the team members themselves provide feedback for the program administrators to ensure continuous improvement for future MDP classes. With special focus on safety, quality, and leadership, the Management Development Program continues to instill Cianbro’s culture, philosophies, and values among the future generations of the company. Graduates leave the program prepared to lead others toward the values Cianbro cares about most – the development of People, Pride and Progress. Delta Class (L to R): Charles Rackley, Chris Brann, Clay Maker, Nicole Setzer, Bradley Phillips, Rob Nickerson, Andy Bowden, Jacob Ramp, Jon Weaton, Seth Norton, Nicholas Fournier, Ryan Nadeau, Christopher Varnell, Victor Quint, CJ Harney, Kyle Mercer, Nate Frazier (not pictured).

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Maine Power Reliability Program: Together We Can Do So Much n

By Stephanie Cote



DIXFIELD The Cianbro Irby RUMFORD JAY Joint Venture remained strong to finish out 2014 with a great deal to be proud PERU CANTON of. The team is now looking forward to continuing the same effort in 2015, as only five months remain before the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) Central Loop is scheduled to be complete. The performance to date on the MPRP, the largest construction undertaking in Maine’s history, is an incredible accomplishment for the Cianbro Irby team. The team has remained dedicated to safety, environmental and comLEEDS munity relations. The project continues to be on track for an on-time delivery of a quality product to the customer. The joint venture had its safest year on the project since breaking ground in April of 2011. Team members continued to respect and plan the work, utilizing the daily activity GREENE plan as a working document to identify and eliminate potential hazards. The team embraces the imporMINOT tance of environmental compliance, putting their best steel-covered toe forward each day to protect LEWISTON sensitive resources and remain in good standing with inspectors and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Community members who live and work near the construction right-of-way corridor have AUBURN appreciated the courteous manner in which the team performs, giving Cianbro Irby a well-earned reputation for politeness and professionalism. Cianbro Irby’s presence in Bowdoinham and Woolwich remained constant all year. Meticulous attention was paid to the POWNAL planning and execution of this highly complicated 345 kV rebuild across the Kennebec and Abagadasset Rivers. In addition, special care was taken while crews worked among the delicate, organic farmlands that made up approximately 75 percent of the area’s scope of work. Thirty-six drilled and micropile concrete foundations were carefully poured and cured to ensure quality and structural integrity. Collaboration with Cianbro’s skilled ironworkers helped give birth to four new lattice towers, and the disassembling of six others. Many hands working together made this multifaceted endeavor run efficiently. Mid-December marked the successful energization of the rebuild. Several other line sections, already underway prior to 2014, were completed in the year. Accomplishments included the wrap up of Section 251 (a 115 kV line around Bowman Airfield in Livermore Falls); tower demolition and right-of-way restoration on two 115 kV lines in Jay and Canton; and demolition on Section 212 and 41 in Monmouth, Litchfield and West Gardiner. Construction on Sections 61A, 75, and 255 all began and were completed within the year. All that remains for 2015 are Section 375/777 restoration; a short wire pull with restoration on Section 3025; Section 378, a structure change-out scope in Wiscasset; and final tie-ins on Sections 60, 88, and 392 around the new Coopers Mills Substation in Windsor. “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,” inspirational words expressed by Helen Keller on the power of teamwork – a concept Cianbro Irby implements so well.

Laydown Yard/Jobsite Trailer Transmission Line Work Area Cianbro Irby Headquarters Highest Terrain Traversed • Burgess Hill: 1400’ ABOVE SEA LEVEL

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t -line FUN FACTS (Project Totals to Date Dec. 2014) 907 Miles of Wire Clipped-In 17,147 CAPP Observations 2,742 Wood Poles Set

2,448 Anchors Installed

1,257 Structures Removed 139 Steel Poles Erected

6 Make-A-Wish Wishes Granted!

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Cianbro Joins Effort to Honor Veterans with Wreaths Across America n

By Nick Arena

For the sixth year in a row the Cianbro transportation group participated in Wreaths Across America, a huge event in support of fallen military veterans which takes place each December. Impressive networks of corporate and private sponsors join forces with thousands of volunteers to ensure that Christmas wreaths are placed on the graves of our veterans in cemeteries across the country. The largest of these events takes place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, across the Potomac River from the Nation’s Capital. Cianbro truck driving icon Tom Closson has been representing the company every year in this mission. Tom has logged more than three million miles during his career driving tractor/trailers. One and a half million of those miles have been tallied while driving for Cianbro. Tom considers the annual wreath runs as some of the most memorable miles he has driven. Around the second week of December each year, Tom hooks his spotless Cianbro Kenworth road tractor to a box trailer donated by Hale Trailer. The trailer is packed with wreaths donated by the Worcester Wreath Company of Columbia, Maine. Tom then joins scores of other drivers who haul the same evergreen cargo destined for hundreds of locations all over 12

“It is an awesome thing to see, and it is an awesome thing to take part in. If you don’t have a heart, you don’t belong there, because this is something that’ll naturally bring tears to your eyes.” – Tom Closson the nation to honor our veterans. This year’s trailer was somewhat special, as it sported full graphics on each side commemorating the Wreaths Across America journey. For the first four years, Tom picked up the wreaths in Columbia, and they were distributed to cemeteries in Massachusetts and Connecticut. During the past two years, the Cianbro truck has participated in the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Seventy tractor/

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trailers from all over the country staged at Arlington on December 12, 2014. At ten o’clock the next morning, the trailer doors opened, and upwards of 50,000 volunteers laid 225,000 wreaths upon the headstones of the nation’s fallen warriors. With so many helping hands, the monumental task took little more than a few hours to accomplish. The Worcester Wreath Company started the event in 1992 and in 2012 the one millionth wreath was placed. The event continues to grow every year. The Cianbro transportation office has plaques on the wall given as thanks for Cianbro’s participation each year. Tom Closson thanks Cianbro as well for giving him the opportunity to participate in honoring the men and women who have given so much for our country. It is a feeling, he says, that cannot be described. “I’ve never been in the military,” said Tom. “But this is my way to give back, to help out. It is an awesome thing to see, and it is an awesome thing to take part in. If you don’t have a heart, you don’t belong there, because this is something that’ll naturally bring tears to your eyes.” Equipment/Yard Superintendent Ben Wagg, who dispatches Cianbro’s truckers, is among the folks at the company who quietly support the Wreaths Across America effort, including Cianbro leaders at the Corporate office and at the Equipment Group. “We are all proud to be a part of this effort,” said Ben. “People are getting more involved every year, and they recognize the logo on the trailer. My goal for next year is to get our truck into the convoy. This leaves from Columbia, Maine and has a Maine State Police escort throughout the entire trip, adding trucks, escorts, and momentum through every state until the convoy arrives at Arlington. I am very glad we are given the nod of approval to complete this task, and wish to thank Tom for his efforts, as this is from the heart.” As for next year’s plans, Tom says he’s confident that Cianbro will have a shiny truck in the mix. “I don’t know of anyone in the company who would be against it,” he said.

Sarah Long Bridge Construction Kicks Off with an Assist from Cianbro The Departments of Transportation in Maine and New DOT’s commitment to stretch the dollar by ensuring we build Hampshire have officially launched the construction phase of a good bridge for a good price.” the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement Project. Cianbro The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spans the Piscataqua Chairman & CEO Pete Vigue, and Cianbro Corporation Presi- River between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampdent Andi Vigue were among the dignitaries from Maine and shire. The project began in 2013 with the initial design, and New Hampshire who helped to commemorate the momentous has a scheduled completion date in September of 2017, with occasion on January 5th. Maine’s U.S. Senator Susan Collins, year-round construction. Traffic will be impacted only during Governor Paul LePage, and New approximately ten months near the Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen end of the project, when builders will alongside Governor Maggie Hassan intercept the old bridge on the Kittery all lent their presence to the ceremony side. During that time, traffic will in Kittery, Maine. be detoured to the Piscataqua River “What an honor it was to repreBridge on Interstate 95. sent the Cianbro team members that After two years of effort, Cianare, and have been, involved with the bro’s estimating team joined senior Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacemanagement and operations leaders ment Project at the Project Kickoff,” in hailing a tentative price agreement said Cianbro Senior Project Manager in September of 2014. Nearly every Kaven Philbrook. “I think I can speak business unit within Cianbro was on behalf of all my colleagues that involved in putting together the cost Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue signs agreement for the Maine and New it is a rewarding feeling to work for Cianbro when Governor LePage, Sen- commemorative trestle plate at project kickoff Hampshire Departments of Transporceremony ator Collins, Maine DOT Commistation. sioner David Bernhardt and Federal Highway Administration “I’m very proud of the team that we put together and the leader Greg Nadeau make comments in their presentations on effort that was put forth,” said Cianbro’s Estimating Manager what a great company Cianbro is with regard to safety, meetDoug Dow. “This is the largest contract for bridge building in ing schedules, budget and quality.” Maine that Cianbro has been awarded in the company’s hisLocal residents and business people also participated in the tory. And of course, it’s in our home state, which is awesome. event where they had the opportunity to sign a commemoraIt shines a great light on the company, and we get to showcase tive trestle plate that will be installed on the project. Children our capabilities. So we’re pretty excited about that.” from local daycare programs participated by placing their The new bridge was designed by a joint venture between handprints on the trestle plate. Figg Engineering Group and Hardesty & Hanover. Cianbro is “This is another vital project that helps to keep Maine the bridge’s general contractor. The lift span will have a deck infrastructure solid and safe,” said Governor LePage. that will lift for ships and lower for rail traffic. It will have a “The bridge represents not only excellent cooperation behigher elevation and will reduce the need to lift the deck by tween the two states; it stands as a testament to Maine nearly 70 percent, which will minimize impacts on traffic. The navigational opening will also be wider, allowing for much Cianbro’s Sarah Long Bridge safer ship passage while better accommodating larger ships. estimating team “We are excited to officially start the construction phase of this project,” said Maine DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt. “The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will serve as a spectacular gateway vista for those crossing on the high level I-95 bridge and will be an iconic landmark for the next 100 years.” 4 30,618 Project Safe Hours

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Dominion East Ohio:

Switzerland Compressor Station


By Jeffrey Hetzer

After a long cold winter, mid-April of 2014 brought on nice weather and a newly added team member to Cianbro’s Dominion East Ohio (DEO) Switzerland project site. Civil Superintendent Adam Damiani joined the team and assumed the role of managing the removal of 62,000 cubic yards of earth material, placement of 1,600 cubic yards of concrete, and the site backfill operations. The three compressor unit pads were formed and poured during the first week of May and by May 14th, the pads were ready to accept the 3,550 horsepower compressors. Assistant Project Superintendent Glen Masse, along with DEO and Dearing Compressor representatives, coordinated the delivery and setting of the units during the week of May 14th. Assisting with the daily lifting and rigging plans were Foremen David Dalton and Paul Leighton. David also supervised the millwright team. Together, the rigging teams diligently prioritized and coordinated setting of structural steel supports and pipe installation activities in order to stay out in front of the piping and electrical crews, and to ensure the safest most efficient installation sequence. With the compressors set in place, Project Superintendent Steve McAllister led the pipe crew on the task of installing 18,000 linear feet of large and small bore piping. Foreman Ron Wheeler supervised the installation of the large bore main gas header pipe for the suction and discharge sides of the compressor units while Foreman Charlie Witt took responsibility for the installation of all small bore piping internal to the compressor building. The small bore pipe included piping for utility gas, start-up air, instrument air and waste oil. There were a total of 1,138 field welds performed by the end of the project in late September. All welds underwent Non-Destructive Weld Examinations. By the end of the project, Cianbro’s welders held a 98.3% pass rating. Assistant Project Superintendent Jeffrey Hetzer supervised the electrical and instrumentation portion of the project. The electrical team, led by Foremen Russ O’Neill and Marc Jedlowski, began underground duct bank installation and site grounding in mid-April. Foreman Nate Landon supervised the installation of 1,225 linear feet of instrument tubing and 336 instruments. With a total of 1,130 linear feet of cable 14

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tray, 132,190 linear feet of tray cable, another 80,820 linear feet of single conductor cable, 17,150 linear feet of conduit to install, and 18,000 linear feet of mechanical piping, a second shift was added to the project by the middle of June. General Foreman Scott Morris, Foreman Reggie Young, and General Foreman Eric George led the second shift electrical and piping crews through the end of August, assisting the project team in order to achieve the October 1st completion date. Additional team support was provided by a host of Cianbro team members. General Foreman Pete Burdette supervised the offsite laydown yard, efficiently inspecting and accepting daily equipment and material deliveries and managing the truck deliveries bound for the station site. Site safety was managed by Safety Specialists Rose Wess and Jay Ross. QA/ QC was closely monitored and mitigated by Adam Cristoforo. Senior Project Engineer Tim Stauder kept the project team up to date with schedule revisions and assisted Project Manager Tom Mawhinney with monitoring the project costs and budget. Project Engineers Lance Keen and John Lee kept the electrical and piping crews adequately stocked with materials. Stuart Mullis supervised the backfill operations and Wayne McNally supervised the grouting of 307 equipment pads and column bases. Field Engineer Malcolm Patterson provided the team with his surveying skills and, last but certainly not least, Project Administrator Brenda Petito ensured that the team was properly documenting the project as required. Subcontractors were utilized to perform a handful of tasks which included the installation of a security fence and

Cianbro Recognized by WELCOA as one of America’s Healthiest Companies n

By Mike Bennett

WELCOA (The Wellness Council of America) is one of the nation’s most-respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces. At the end of 2014, Cianbro was recognized by WELCOA with the Gold Level of Achievement in the Council’s Well Work Place Awards. Like Cianbro, WELCOA believes in developing, delivering, and sustaining a healthy corporate culture. They provide us and other companies with resources to help us better promote our organizational wellbeing so to contain escalating health care costs. Improving the health and well-being of working Americans throughout the United States, WELCOA adheres to a steadfast set of beliefs: • Health care costs are an issue of significant concern; • A healthy, high-performing workforce is essential to America’s continued growth and prosperity; • Much of the illness in the U.S. is directly preventable;

roadway around the entire station, storm water management, sanitary and fresh water systems for the office building, and the erection of two steel structure buildings. The Cianbro team managed the subcontractors every step of the way. As the October 1st completion date approached, the teams were working almost around the clock, seven days a week from the middle of June through the end of August, to achieve the goal. Notwithstanding the compressed schedule and working long hours, the team never lost focus of safety goals and company values. The project team overcame several challenges, such as a compressed schedule and adverse weather which included strong lightning storms and heavy rains throughout the months of July, August and September. The team was also challenged by the limited size of the project site, which continuously shrank as the equipment was set in place. By October 1st, the Cianbro team was substantially complete with the contract obligations and was performing extra work activities, including assisting the client in support of two neighboring metering stations, which facilitated the overall pipeline project to reach completion and provided the path for compressed gas to flow. Cianbro also recommended minor modifications to the original design in order to benefit station personnel as the end user. In five short months, the Cianbro team assembled a complete, three compressor unit station and left Ohio with a satisfied customer and a fully operational system. 4 91,876 Project Safe Hours

• The workplace is an ideal setting to address employee health and well-being; • Workplace wellness programs can transform corporate culture and change lives.

It is an honor to be recognized by WELCOA as one of the Healthiest Companies in America. Our success is a direct reflection of our team. Simply having the programs is not enough. Having engaged and active team members and families, who care about their wellbeing, is what is most satisfying. The real reward will come down the road with each of us having a better quality of life because we took control of our own personal health. As Cianbro continues on its Journey Beyond Zero, like our safety focus, the focus on our personal health will always be there. We cannot let up. Our health is the foundation to our quality of life. We must cherish and take care of it. Congratulation to the Cianbro team; this is well deserved recognition. C I A N B R O F A L L / W I N T E R C H AT T E R


University of Maine Wind/Wave Research Facility Project n

By Anthony Passmore

As 2014 came to an end, progress at the W2 Wind/Wave Research Facility project on the University of Maine campus in Orono, Maine steadily picked up pace. Site limitations due to a mass excavation for the wave basin had limited multiple trades from working on site simultaneously after the Groundbreaking in early August. More subcontracted trades began to fill the site once the excavation and the construction of the wave basin evolved. Construction, subcontractor procurement, and the design of the integral wave generation equipment have been in full swing. New subcontractors, precise construction details, and specialty equipment are everyday challenges that the Building Group team will face head-on throughout the project. Construction kicked off with an excavation period during which crews hauled approximately 11,000 yards of excavated material offsite. The large 16

excavation would ultimately become the landing spot for the wave basin, which is 33 feet wide, 108 feet long and 21 feet in depth overall. Once the excavation reached the proper depth, the basin’s three foot thick ballast slab was constructed and placed monolithically with 400 cubic yards of concrete. The ballast slab is necessary due to the close proximity of the job site to the University of Maine’s wetlands, as well as the wave basin being filled with approximately 386,000 gallons of water. Once the rebar walls and inlet harbors were built, forms were erected on the interior perimeter basin walls. These wall forms were set so that crews could spray shotcrete from the perimeter of the basin, leaving a smooth finish against the form on the interior. Shotcrete is a wet mix concrete that is sprayed through a hose at a high rate, allowing placement and compaction at the same time. This material forms the wave basin walls. The advantages of using shotcrete for

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this application include the water-tight properties, constructability and smoothness of the end product. The site began to transform with foundations in progress, underground utilities being placed, and finish work of the basin ongoing. This progression provided its own challenges of developing and growing new subcontractors that the Building Group had never worked with before. Another challenge for the Building Group would be the integrated equipment associated with the wave basin. Most of this equipment is still in the design process, making the construction of the basin that much more critical to amend to the design elements of the equipment. The building would not be complete without the wave basin, but the wave basin is inoperable without its associated equipment. The equipment includes a wind tunnel which is suspended by a tunnel positioning system (TPS) above the basin in order to

simulate constant and alternating wind speeds for buoyant scaled test modules. The TPS provides the functionality of articulating the wind tunnel into specific orientations and directions. Waves are created by a wave generator machine at the south end of the basin, with rotating paddles doing the job of simulating ocean swells. Wave speed and height are altered to create certain ocean replications for any test model that is positioned inside the basin. To position the scaled model, a gantry tow carriage structure suspended over the basin will travel on rails and mounts positioned on the top of the basin walls. At the north end, opposite of the wave generator, an ellipse metal structure submerged and anchored to the basin will simulate the shore of a beach to disperse the generated waves. A proposed working platform also submerged in the basin can provide a working surface at a certain elevation depth and will simulate the ocean floor to assist with gathering and altering test module data. An instrumentation system will tie all of the equipment systems together, with controls that will allow researchers to operate the entire test area from one location. All the associated equipment integral to the Wind Wave building, once procured, will be installed after substantial completion of construction at the end of April 2015. Along with design, the University of Maine research team is finalizing scopes, one piece of equipment at a time. The Building Group team has been working alongside the research team to provide insight on construction updates and procedures. The upcoming construction schedule calls for structural steel, exterior wall panels and roofing to close in the building by the end of February of 2015. It’s an accomplishment that the Building Group team is on pace to meet, if not exceed. Over 100 subcontractor employees have been put through Cianbro’s job specific safety orientation. The Building Group team consists of Tammy Vance, Bruce Cummings, Jon DiCentes, Brett Dyer and Anthony Passmore.

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By Mark Zagrobelny On September 9, 2014, Cianbro was awarded the Cargill Bridge Replacement by Providence & Worcester (P&W) Railroad. This project involved the demolition of an existing railroad bridge and erection of a new span over the Blackstone River in Worcester, Massachusetts. The bridge is the only access over the river to the P&W Cargill yard, the main storage and handling location for all bulk materials being delivered to P&W’s industrial customer located near the site. In addition to the new structure, Cianbro was tasked with the installation of six new h-pile to support a new road bridge adjacent to the railroad bridge that will be installed in 2015. The pile driving for both the railroad bridge and adjacent road bridge needed to be completed while maintaining daily access over the bridges to the Cargill storage yard. The main bridge structure was removed and replaced during a three day weekend outage in order to minimize interruption to P&W’s customer who required daily movement of tanker cars. A small crew including Steve Trombley, Dan Perkins, Joe Ballard and Craig Stockwell mobilized a 4100 Series 2 crane in early September under the direction of Cianbro’s crane expert, Trent Clukey. With the crane mobilized on the small site, the piles were driven, pile caps installed and welding completed in preparation for the weekend shutdown. Despite receiving several inches of rain the day before the scheduled outage, which caused the river to rise two feet, the team was able to remove the old bridge successfully in one day, erect the new bridge the next day, assist the P&W crews to install the new track on Sunday, and have the tracks back in-service within the original schedule. Following the successful completion of the outage, P&W awarded Cianbro additional work on two nearby bridges. The scope of work included replacing a small bridge that extended the Cargill yard siding and preparing another road bridge for future deck replacement. All of this work was completed safely, on schedule and under budget. The project team was led by Superintendent Mark Zagrobelny, Assistant Superintendent Paul Burmeister and Senior Project Manager Dave Schill. 4 2,641 Project Safe Hours

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The Journey Beyond Zero n

By Dan Coffey

Cianbro is on a journey Beyond Zero, constantly striving to send the company’s team members home in better condition than when they came to work. For more than a year, Cianbro’s HR & HSE Vice President Mike Bennett, and the company’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Manager Scott Knowlen, have been traveling to various locations throughout Cianbro’s operational territory, describing what it takes to journey Beyond Zero. The sessions focus on the value that team members derive from taking care of their personal health, looking out for fellow team members, not taking or accepting unnecessary risks, and connecting the heart and mind together when it comes to safety. At the end of each session, Mike and Scott ask the team to commit to: • Working safely • Watching out for co-workers • Speaking up when they recognize risk • Thanking those who speak up for them

So, how well is Cianbro doing at implementing the values that Mike and Scott have been teaching through these company-wide sessions? Throughout 2014, Roger Leach has found time in his busy 40-year career as a Cianbro safety manager to visit more than 30 jobsites to conduct Beyond Zero audits. The purpose of these audits is to gauge the progress and effectiveness of the Beyond Zero training, and the results have been encouraging. “Our jobsite communication is becoming better between management, team members, and subcontractors,” Roger reports. “Many projects have seen all team members and all subcontractors gathering at the beginning of each shift, which is great for site-wide communication. This provides an opportunity for teams to discuss the day’s activities. Crews are able to hear how their work is affected by other crews. Additionally, many sites are meeting after breaks and at the end of each shift to discuss the 18

day’s progress and anything that might need to be changed or added to the activity plan. It’s an excellent way to keep everyone focused, informed, and on the same page.” Roger has seen innovative practices occurring across the board during his site visits. Team members are using a variety of methods and tools to make their work safer, more productive and of higher quality. The following is a list of some of the positive work practices that Roger has observed during his visits. • Implementation of mechanical means to reduce manual tasks • Spotters utilized when moving equipment in work areas • Swing gates are being used at scaffold and ladder access points • Adjustable mud boards provided for welders working on the ground • Effective controls implemented to separate pedestrians from vehicles • High visibility vests are being required • Productivity charts are posted on trailer walls and shared with the team • GPS units are being provided with the Grab ‘N Go packets • Team participation with counting at stretches

Perhaps the most encouraging finding that Roger has shared is that he consistently saw team members looking out for each other. “From what I have seen, the majority of Cianbro team members really do have each other’s backs,” he said. “It is truly encouraging that our team members have realized the value in caring for each other.” As with all inspections, there is always opportunity for improvement.

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Many of these opportunities are found within basic routine tasks. Sometimes, teams focus so much attention on the most complicated tasks that the basics tend to be overlooked. It is important to remind each other constantly to stay focused on all functions, no matter how insignificant they might appear to be. Complacency is a danger, and is the root of many incidents. Roger also found that the team’s activity plans are generally well written but could use more participation from the crews performing the work. If more feedback is sought from the crews, then all the team members involved will have ownership in the plan. Plus, there is the well-known Cianbro tenet that rings true over the years: “Nobody is smarter than all of us.” Overall, Roger was very pleased with his findings. “We have an impressive team of people that make up our company,” he said. “The experience level is second to none, and the young talent we have leading us into the future is outstanding. We can be proud of the company we have built.” Cianbro is on a journey that has a destination that will always be out ahead, over the horizon, because team members on the quest will never be satisfied. The company strives to improve every day, in order to ensure that team members go home safely, healthy and better educated. With that outlook as the guiding principle, Cianbro will achieve the company’s goal of becoming the best employee owned construction firm in the world.

MOVEMBER: Changing the Face of Men’s Health n

By Stephanie Cote & Andrea Pelletier

Formerly November, Movember is a month long opportunity to create awareness around men’s health. The signature moustache associated with Movember is purposefully grown and groomed during this month to ignite conversation among friends and colleagues as to, “Why the ‘stache?” On November 1st, men start with a clean shaven face and grow and groom the best moustache they can over the next 30 days. These men become a walking advertisement for men’s health. Women support and encourage the men in their lives (fathers, brothers, husbands, etc.) to take action about their health. Symptoms associated with men’s health risks, particularly those for testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health problems, often go undetected due to the stigma (shame and embarrassment) associated with these types of illnesses. Lack of conversations among men, about what they are experiencing health wise, has put a lid on the issues and kept society in the dark. For Movember at Cianbro, the Wellness team encouraged men to grow a moustache, beard or groom their current facial hair in a different way. Some jobsites shared wellness tips with team members and provided posters about: scheduling an annual health screening and encouraging others to do the same, taking action early, learning their health numbers, knowing their family health history, getting physically active, eating a healthy diet, quit-

ting tobacco use, sleeping well, managing their stressors, wearing sunscreen, and being moderate in the use of alcohol. Additionally, jobsites were provided with a BINGO card where team members could track how many health-related activities they completed during the month. In 2014, the Mo Bros and Sistahs of Cianbro/Irby challenged their fellow Cianbro team members across the company to find ways to contribute, however large or small, to changing the face of men’s health. Team members at the Cianbro/Irby Joint Venture have been pioneers of the Movember movement at Cianbro. 2014 marked the JV’s fourth year of participation. Countless health-related conversations, stories and laughs have been shared on the jobsite, at home, and with family and friends over the past three years,

as a result of a willingness to embrace this movement. Some of the jobsites that took on the challenge and participated in 2014 were: Eastern Maine Medical Center, Cianbro Constructors, Equipment, Corporate HR and Safety, Corporate Engineering, SNE Regional Office and the Pittsfield Operations Building. Knowledge is Power. Prevention is Everything. Early Detection is Key.

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By Alan Grover

One of the most significant waterfront revitalization projects in the recent history of Washington, D.C. is underway, and Cianbro team members are in the thick of the construction activity. Among the improvements that The Wharf project will bring to the southwest waterfront are four large multi-purpose piers and the slips for a new yacht club, all receiving the expert attention of Cianbro crews. In fact, the team is pleased to report that the new yacht club slips were turned over to the owners in the fall, on time, after an extensive push by Cianbro to meet the deadline. “We worked with Bellingham Marine for the Capital Yacht Club Marina,” said Project Superintendent Gabe Sloane. “We had a bunch of pipe pile that we had to drive for them. So, as they brought the new concrete floating


Revitalizing a Historic Section of the Nation’s Capital docks in and assembled them, we came in with our cranes, we drove the pile for them, cut and capped them to complete their marina. So these are all floating docks, and the piles are guide piles. As the tide rises and falls here, which could swing four to five feet in any given day, the docks will float up and down and they’ll just guide up and down on the

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piles.” Meeting the fall deadline was a stressful effort for the entire crew, including working weekends and putting in long hours, according to Project Engineer Mack Susi. “Everyone worked hard just to get through it,” he said. “The team put in a lot of overtime. And we were excited. We were very happy on the day that we moved those barges out away from the docks, and we were able to say, ‘We’re done in here, and you guys can have your docks and move your boats over.’ We were proud that the guys got it done on time. It was a joyous moment, that’s for sure.” The Cianbro team has also poured the first of the four piers that the company will build – the Capital Yacht Club Pier – which will hold a new two-story building to be used as the organization’s clubhouse. Over the next several months and into spring, Cianbro crews will be

moving forward with construction of the remaining piers. “Over the winter, the next step of the project is really the driving of 24-inch concrete pile,” said Gabe, “and we’ll begin our concrete work right in the thick of the winter. Cianbro has three additional piers to complete on this project, the District Pier, the Transit Pier, and the Market Pier. The District Pier goes 450 feet out into the river. It’s about 55 feet wide. So it’s a fairly large pier compared to what we’ve already done. There are 120 piles on District Pier. As soon as they’re complete there, the crew will roll over to Transit Pier which has about another 100 pile, and then they’ll go right into Market Pier last, which is about the size of the Capital Yacht Club Pier. The District Pier will have a park on it and the harbormaster’s building will be out on the end, and then the Transit Pier will be the next one down, which will have a bunch more floating docks for people to come and tie up their boats, to go shopping for the day.” Needless to say, The Wharf is a busy and fast-paced construction site, with the need for pinpoint cooperation between contractors. Access has been one of the biggest obstacles that the Cianbro team has faced. “We’re working with the landside contractor here,” Gabe said, “and it is constant coordination. We have our work to do and they have their work to do. It is constant communication, working together, trying to find out what is best for the project.” Cianbro is self-performing about 95-percent of the company’s work. Once pile driving is complete, Cianbro will move into the summer of 2015 with the goal of wrapping up the final 25-percent of the job, installing heavy timber facing as an architectural flourish. The team is confident that the upcoming concrete and timberwork will go smoothly, due in large measure to the fact that Cianbro employs team members who have experience with timber and have done a lot of this work on the water. They’ll install more than a thousand feet of timber along the entire bulkhead, and then three of the piers will be wrapped in a wooden

timber fender system as well. “The crew we have here, between craft guys and overhead guys, it’s a great crew,” Mack said. “They mix very well. And I think it actually helps out with the work. Everyone can talk to each other, it

for them, and we got it done like we said we would. So, it was a big milestone for the owner to be able to move these boat owners into the new marina. And if you look out there, these guys are getting a new state-of-the-art marina, some of the

“Everyone can talk to each other, it doesn’t matter who it is. You can bring up issues. And we congratulate everyone for what they have done. It works really well with this group and with everyone we have here on the project.”

doesn’t matter who it is. You can bring up issues. And we congratulate everyone for what they have done. It works really well with this group and with everyone we have here on the project.” “The ownership is happy as can be with Cianbro,” Gabe adds. “We said we were going to get the marina work done

nicest floating docks that I’ve ever seen. We’ve had a lot of challenges to get to this part. We know we’re going to have a lot more challenges ahead and we’re just looking forward to the opportunity to get it knocked out.” 4 37,228 Project Safe Hours

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SOLUTION PROVIDERS: Lending a Hand in the Construction of a World Class Racing Yacht


By Alan Grover

If you were asked to describe what it is that Cianbro does, what would you say? The answer is at your fingertips as you flip through this magazine. Whether the goal is to remove the rigging of a 19th Century warship, to construct a facility that simulates the impact of foul weather on a floating wind turbine, to link power sources to utility customers across vast distances, or to build the healthiest company in America, the essential fact that connects all of the team members involved in the company’s endeavors is that Cianbro’s men and women are solution providers. A logical place to start an examination of the company’s problem solving prowess is Cianbro’s Construction Design Team (Page 24), the group of engineers who are experts at developing solutions to daunting problems. These challenges range from lifting thousands of tons of steel with jacks, to using diamond wire to slice unconventionally through three-foot pins frozen by rust in non-functional bridge bearings, thereby saving the bridge owners hundreds of thousands of dollars. “It’s about the people who have their hands on the work,” said Cianbro CEO Pete Vigue. “It’s about creating an atmosphere where you get the juices 22

going, get people working together to develop solutions to problems. With everybody pulling together, any problem can be solved. You challenge people. You give them the resources. You give them the time. You give them the tools. The mindset and the attitude take over. And then it’s best to get out of the way. They’ll get it done every time.” Still, it was a stretch of the imagination for Cianbro Supervisors Pat Sughrue, Hank Cook and Archie Wheaton who were invited to pay a visit to Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay, Maine to see how Cianbro’s problem solving skills could help round out a Hodgdon workforce that was constructing one of the most technologically advanced racing yachts in the world. The vessel was commissioned by Netscape founder Jim Clark, a renowned yachtsman, who wanted this radical French-designed, composite carbon fiber racing yacht in the water in time for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race at Christmastime, 2014. While strategically planning this unique, world-class project, the renowned Hodgdon boatbuilders calculated that the effort would require additional manpower and diverse skills to meet the project’s aggressive construction schedule. They chose Cianbro to join the team because of the company’s well-known problemsolving skills. Whether aligning turbines

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in a hydro station, adjusting thrusters on a deep sea exploratory drilling rig, balancing the bascule span of massive bridges, working within the exacting tolerances of a nuclear power plant, fabricating steel components for buildings from computer-generated 3D drawings, or any of a wide variety of other examples, Cianbro knows the importance of being “right on the money” when there is no room for “close enough.” After remarking how daunting the yacht project at first seemed, the three Cianbro supervisors soon began to see that the Cianbro team had the basic skills and dedication to learn new techniques to make a go of it. “We can do this,” said Pat. “Our guys are skilled enough. They are able to adapt. We can help the Hodgdon team to be successful with this project.” So the trio set about hand-selecting a group of key Cianbro people who would lead the rest of the company’s team in adapting Cianbro’s work ethic and willingness to learn new skills and apply that to the world of high-tech boatbuilding. They didn’t simply choose whichever team members were available – they chose some of Cianbro’s best and brightest engineers and layout people who could visualize specific pieces in three-dimensions, to exacting tolerances, while working with Hodgdon’s experts Photo courtesy: Onne van der Wal

“With everybody pulling together, any problem can be solved. You challenge people. You give them the resources. You give them the time. You give them the tools. The mindset and the attitude take over. And then it’s best to get out of the way. They’ll get it done every time.” and the international design/build team to create molds and the exacting stateof-the-art boat components that the molds would produce. “This was a World Class effort,” said Tim Hodgdon. “I don’t even know how to explain how complex this construction was on this particular vessel, and how exacting every single element of this had to be. To drive the weight out of this boat while maintaining adequate robustness, it had to be optimized. All the composite lamination had to be carefully dealt with, carefully controlled, and to a very high tolerance of accuracy. That’s the only way really to accomplish the kind of performance that we were looking at in the design and construction of this sailing vessel. That is something the owner’s team brought, and that we had here in-house. Then we rounded that out with the Cianbro group that had the kind of commitment, dedication, and with the guidance of the team the willingness to learn the kind of techniques and skillsets that were required here.” “We brought in a dynamic team of skilled supervisors who had their hands on the work,” said Pat, “who were able to learn the work quickly, learned how to excel at putting the work in place, and then helped direct the crews to follow the global team in doing an expert job. Cianbro helped to build the molds for the different portions of the boat, then helped to build the molds for the entire hull of the boat, before working together with the Hodgdon team and the international design/build team in producing and assembling the vessel.” After a monumental effort, including double-shift scheduling, the magnificent hull emerged into the light of day at the Hodgdon shipyard in September of 2014. The vessel received its Italianmade keel and New Zealand-made mast after being towed to a yard in Rhode Island and before traveling under sail

to South Carolina, where the yacht was loaded aboard a transport ship for the long journey to the Land Down Under. When Christmastime 2014 arrived, the new glistening racing yacht, christened the Comanche, was off the coast of Australia, ready for the 630 nautical mile race to Hobart, Tasmania. “The goal and the intent of the project was to build the fastest sailing monohull that had ever been built,” said Tim Hodgdon, “by using all levels of technology, advancements in naval architecture and design, also of technology of construction and the use of prepreg, advanced composite carbon fiber with a Nomex core, really sophisticated in construction, very cutting-edge state of the art in terms of design. The boat is radical in design. She’s incredibly wide. A number of the design features on the boat feature a canting keel, daggerboards, placement of the masts that was really radical, and just the beam and size and hull form – everything about the boat pushes the envelope.” Cianbro is honored to have been a part of the team that built the Comanche, and many thanks go to Hodgdon Yachts for having the confidence in Cianbro’s skills to bring the company on board. As for the challenge of adapting Cianbro’s skills to the boatbuilding market and helping to ensure that no problem would go unsolved in the creation of the new yacht, Pat Sughrue had this to say: “We adapt and we learn how to face new challenges. We’re molded for that with our Cianbro Institute and with the processes we have in place. Our team is willing to adapt, willing to look at something new. We thrive on the challenge of a new process or a new discipline. Our team really excels in an environment where there is a totally new process. Our guys ate it up.”

CIANBRO Comanche Project Team Members Arthur Bolduc Wayne Enman Ronald Oliver Jeffery Carr Joseph Friant Hank Cook Thomas Wozniak Lincoln Denison Tara Coffin Chris Alexander Ryan Marcotte Christopher Brann Eric Lane Gary Mason Shawn Lambert Robert Higgins Pat Sughrue Domingos Tavares Michael Franck Lamar Boyer Mark Cloutier John Stewart Rex Lagle Terry Collamore Jonathan Wheaton Vanessa Davis Jeffrey Stackpole Larry Billings Deborah Croteau Eric Clark Michael Tripp Chad Edgett Robert King Jeffery Philbrook Randall Marcotte Dennis Ordway Brock Leavitt Dennis Beisaw Wayne Enman Clifford Albert Michael MacVane Aaron Poole Krista Gartland

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Joe Foley (R), member of the Construction Design Team, at Niantic River Bridge float-in

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By Rebecca Daly

Cianbro has a dedicated team of highly skilled engineers, who specialize in project-specific construction design solutions. One of Cianbro’s most valuable resources, and acknowledged by clients as one of the best in the industry, the Construction Design Team consists of 11 professional engineers who serve as key technical personnel on our Project Teams. This team has over 300 years of combined experience in providing solutions to our clients and to our field operations. They evaluate potential alternate materials and suggest the possible use of accelerated construction techniques. Their innovative construction design solutions are sought for aggressively scheduled projects involving specialty foundations and underpinning, steel erection and demolition procedures, and heavy rigging and jacking. Cianbro’s in-house Construction Design Team is involved with projects 24

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from the initial pre-qualification and proposal process through construction completion and close-out. These Team Members are assigned to projects to review constructability, erection means and methods, barge stability, movable bridge installation, and construction stress analysis. They review progress drawings and comment relative to assembly and erection, as well as to ensure

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that design and installation methodology are compatible. This in-house Team is able to evaluate the constructability of design concepts confidently, and suggest innovative alternative methods. Cianbro’s Operations Team and the Construction Design Team jointly develop the most effective methods for safely constructing a project, while meeting the needs of that project. Cianbro’s Estimating Team incorporates those innovative methods into a final price, as well as provides assistance in operational, tactical, and strategic planning. The overall objective of the entire Cianbro Team is to ensure each project is completed on schedule, within budget, and to the Owner’s quality expectations. The intimate rapport between Construction Design, Estimating, and Operations ensures a project’s success. While the delivery method on projects is often design-bid-build, the Construction Design Team may still work

closely with Owner’s design engineers to develop final plans. When a designbuild project delivery is selected, the Construction Design Team is engaged during pre-construction to provide the constructor’s perspective of the impacts that the means and methods will have on the overall design of the structure. Additionally, innovative equipment installation plans are sometimes developed to optimize efficiency and complete the work inside the required schedule. Each member of the Construction Design Team brings a strong engineering capability to the project at hand, with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the Project Team as well as with the Owner’s organization. They provide extensive knowledge and expertise in project challenges, including safety, quality, equipment resources, and construction operations.

the means and methods of installing the sixteen supplemental main suspension cables, including modifying the bridge towers and anchorages; this work required the tensioning of 118 vertical hangers in 25 stages. This was the first time in the United States that a suspension bridge had supplemental main cables installed. Another example of innovative engineering was the on-line replacement of twin two-plate girder, double track, railroad bridges on the electrified main rail corridor between New York and Boston. The Construction Design Team proposed an alternative foundation design to facilitate construction at the East and West Harbor Bridges in Stonington, Connecticut without impacting active rail operations. The project culminated with an 18-hour overnight outage of the rail service, during which the old spans

East and West Harbor Bridges

An example of where Cianbro instituted an innovative means and methods approach was during the emergency repair to the Waldo – Hancock Suspension Bridge across the Penobscot River in Maine. It was determined that the main suspension cables were seriously deteriorated, requiring the immediate addition of supplemental main cables. In a twelve-week period, working closely with the Maine Department of Transportation and their design consultant, Cianbro designed and implemented

were laterally-slid out-of-position and the new 600-ton ballasted deck spans slid into position to replace them. A third example was when Cianbro’s Construction Design Team collaborated with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and their Engineer to identify and resolve design and constructability issues on the towers of a bridge and its vertical lift span, which at 3,000 tons, is the second heaviest lift span in the United States. Cianbro completed the Tomlinson

Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut and placed it into operation approximately 18 months after the joint contracts with the ConnDOT and the surety were negotiated.

Tomlinson Bridge

This team has successfully provided construction design for some of Cianbro’s most complex, environmentallysensitive projects, with aggressive schedule requirements, across a variety of markets in which Cianbro performs work. Cianbro draws upon lessons learned from past projects, to provide detailed reviews and comments on proposed designs. The Construction Design Team serves as an invaluable resource to develop and execute optimal construction means and methods, as well as analyze design alternatives for constructability. Cianbro conducts cost comparison studies of design options to include detailed risk analyses based upon historical and geographic-specific experience. For more than 65 years, Cianbro has provided specialized knowledge and innovative solutions to a broad spectrum of clients across the United States, within several different industries. This experience is invaluable in understanding clients’ needs, priorities, and concerns. Having these resources in-house ensures a rapid response time. Cianbro has a culture of teamwork and ingenuity to complete complex projects; the desire to move with velocity, innovation, and quality is ingrained in Cianbro’s team of construction design professionals.

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Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation Project:

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By John Woo

This past September, the Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG), a subsidiary of UIL Holdings Corporation, awarded Cianbro’s Southern New England Team a contract to install two larger emergency generators at the Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The existing generators were aging and needed replacement. The scope of work required removing old equipment, setting foundations, installing the new generators and the necessary conduits and cables. It also included an electrical cutover during a 24-hour period in which the power was shut down. It was critical that Cianbro complete the work in advance of cold weather, when the demand for LNG peaks. The Cianbro team was split into two crews: the electrical crew and the civil crew. The civil crew, led by Foreman Art Perault, began with the excavation for the installation of underground conduits. After the conduits were installed, the duct bank was backfilled and the generator foundations were formed. The civil crew worked to set the two emergency generators, switchgear, transformers and automatic transfer switches throughout the project before finally removing the old generators to complete the project. The electrical crew, led by Site Superintendent Ricky Viens, installed conduits, cable tray and cable throughout the project. As soon as the electrical equipment was set by the civil crew, the electrical crew began cable installation and termination. The fast-track nature of this project lent itself to delivery challenges requiring the electrical crew to maintain flexibility while issues were resolved. Both crews worked diligently and cohesively together to meet major milestones, including successfully performing the electrical cutover before November 15. While the civil and electrical crews were working onsite, a small team of welders, led by Superintendent Jeremy Mace, fabricated and tested the fuel gas piping over the course of several days. They fabricated and installed the gas piping in just over a week without a single weld failing examination. As with every Cianbro project, satisfying the customer was of highest priority, and that message was not lost on this project team. The team was led by Project Manager Rich Toothaker, Site Superintendent Ricky Viens and Project Engineer John Woo. 4 3,384 Project Safe Hours 26

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Retirement Illusions and Realities We all have some preconceived illusions about what retirement will be like. But how do those perceptions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement illusions to consider.

1. My retirement won’t last that long The good news is that we’re living longer lives. The bad news is that this generally translates into a longer period of time that you’ll need your retirement income to last. Life expectancy for individuals who reach age 65 has been steadily increasing. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy for older individuals improved mainly in the latter half of the 20th century, due largely to advances in medicine, better access to health care and healthier lifestyles. Someone reaching age 65 in 1950 could expect to live approximately 14 years longer, while the average 65-year-old American today can expect to live about another 19 years (Source: National Vital Statistics Report, Volume 61, Number 4, May 2013). So when considering how much retirement income you’ll need, it’s not unreasonable to plan for a retirement that will last for 25 years or more. 2. I’ll spend less money after I retire Consider this--do you spend more money on days you’re working or on days you’re not working? One of the biggest retirement planning mistakes you can make is to underestimate the amount you’ll spend in retirement. One often hears that you’ll need 70% to 80% of your preretirement income after you retire. However, depending on your lifestyle and individual circumstances, it’s not inconceivable that you may need to replace 100% or more of your preretirement income. In order to estimate how much you’ll need to accumulate, you need to estimate the expenses you’re likely to incur in retirement. Do you intend to travel? Will your mortgage be paid off? Might you have significant health-care expenses not covered by insurance or Medicare? Try thinking about your current expenses and how they might change between now and the time you retire.

3. Medicare will pay all my medical bills You may presume that when you reach age 65, Medicare will cover most health-care costs. But Medicare doesn’t cover everything. Examples of services generally not covered by traditional Medicare include most chiropractic, dental, and vision care. And don’t forget the cost of long-term care--Medicare doesn’t pay for custodial (nonskilled) long-term care services, and Medicaid pays only if you and your spouse meet certain income and asset criteria. Without proper planning, health-care costs can sap retirement income in a hurry, leaving you financially strapped. Plus there’s the cost of the Medicare coverage itself. While Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) is free for most Americans, you’ll pay at least $104.90 each month in 2014 if you choose Medicare Part B (medical insurance), plus an average of $31 per month if you also want Medicare Part D (prescription coverage). In addition, there are co-pays and deductibles to consider--unless you pay an additional premium for a Medigap policy that covers all or some of those out-of-pocket expenses. (As an alternative to traditional Medicare, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) managed care plan; costs and coverages vary.)

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4. I’ll use my newfound leisure hours to ______ (fill in the blank) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 American Time Use Survey, retirees age 65 and older spent an average of 8 hours per day in leisure activities. (Leisure activities include sports, reading, watching television, socializing, relaxing and thinking, playing cards, using the computer, and attending arts, entertainment, and cultural events.) This compares to an average of 5.4 hours per day for those age 65 and older who were still working. So how did retirees use their additional 2.6 hours of leisure time? Well, they spent most of it (1.6 hours) watching television. In fact, according to the survey, retirees actually spent 4.5 of their total 8 leisure hours per day watching TV. And despite the fact that many workers cite a desire to travel when they retire, retirees actually spent only 18 more minutes, on average, per day than their working counterparts engaged in “other leisure activities,” which includes travel. Retirement, like all great adventures in life, requires insight and planning. Won’t it be rewarding when you are on your way out of this world to know that you taught your children and their children that retirement will be a beautiful time? To show that you were still adventurous, relaxed, financially comfortable and healthy. How’s that for inspirational? Let’s be the pioneers who leave a legacy of “how to do it well”. Here’s some homework: • Make a list of your inherent strengths and interests, and how they could translate into an aspiring hobby in retirement. If you want to work a bit, then by all means go for it! • Research other places to live in retirement – you don’t have to go anywhere, but in our older years you can relocate to a kinder state, climate-wise, and if you are smart, one that will not charge a state income tax withholding on your retirement plan withdrawals. • Reach out for other retirees who have similar goals or who are currently enjoying a retirement lifestyle that interests you. • Be patient – planning for this time of your life is a journey, not a destination – keep an open mind and dream big. Contact Lauren Dow in Corporate Human Resources to begin strategizing about how to make your retirement vision happen – there’s no time like the present. Telephone 207-679-2312.

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By Dan Butler

Since summer of 2014, the Cianbro team at the Alstom Power Facility Relocation project (Windsor, Connecticut to Bloomfield, Connecticut) completed the erection of the chemical looping tower and process equipment located within it. When the team mobilized at the new repurposed facility in June, foundations and site work were being completed and preparation for the erection of the new structural steel was underway. The initial concern was that coordination was going to be challenging due to trucking and limited laydown, but operations went smoothly. Upon completion of the structural steel, finish trades began their scope under a separate contract. Those trades included siding, roofing, plumbing, HVAC, and interior fit-out, among others. The project continued to operate seamlessly through excellent coordination between the multiple contractors and the owner, in spite of limited space. In late June, Alstom awarded Cianbro a second prime contract that included removing, transporting, and re-installing the balance of their process equipment. This package also included a significant portion of new material including process duct work, piping, and structural/miscellaneous steel access platforms. The project began immediately at Alstom’s existing Day Hill Road facility in Windsor with the removal of major components and salvage items. The majority of this material could be transported with normal means and methods. However, there were approximately 12 oversize loads that were transported utilizing a third party trucking firm. Equipment removal was completed by Labor Day, and installation of process components and new structural/miscellaneous steel, provided 28

by Cianbro Fabrication and Coating, began at the new facility. The final stage of the project began in late October, and entailed the installation of process ductwork, piping, insulation and lagging. This scope required a significant number of custom fabricated structural supports to be installed to support the process duct and piping. The Alstom Project Team was led by Dan Butler and Don Smith, and included Bob Drzewiecki, Bob Costine, Frank Trumble, Danny Perkins, Dave Stoddard, Ron Ayres, Steve Trombley, Joe Ballard,

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John Messenger, Josh Sault, Shalikow Hebig, Andy Tower, Steve Peters, Chuck Britt, Jon Corriea and Paul Burmeister. Bob Gann assisted as project engineer.

The Chemical Looping Tower electrical, finishes, and mechanical work was led by Eric Fudge and included Dave Stoddard and Jeff Fortier. Jeremy Mace supported the final push by managing the process duct work and piping subcontracts as well as the Cianbro support scope as required. 4 22,131 Project Safe Hours


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By Charles Hall

Quality Assurance, as we have explained in previous Chatter editions, is much more than “Inspection.” Nevertheless, inspection is a vital part of the overall construction and verification process. Cianbro is fortunate to have a world class staff of Quality Inspectors, who perform a multitude of Quality Assurance / Quality Control oversight

properly qualified Welding Procedure Specifications. Procedure qualification and welder certification are undertaken as required by the applicable construction code (ASME, API, AWS, CWB, ABS, etc.). Supervisors are obligated to understand the welding requirements and select proper procedures and assign appropriately certified welders to all welding. Weld Inspection by certified indi-

UT Level lll Jeff Lerch performs UT examination on structural member

functions. Each of the industries in which Cianbro is active has different requirements, focusing specific attention that is vital to assuring success in that area of construction. Proper inspection programs are important to Cianbro, our clients, and to the public at large. In this edition of Quality Matters, Welding Visual Inspection is briefly discussed. Welding is one of the most serious activities Cianbro is engaged in since the potential harm that can occur if welding fails is so high. Adherence to procedures and certification processes is critical to assuring that unexpected or catastrophic failures of weldments do not occur. Welding is performed by tested and certified individuals in accordance with

viduals is also an important step that helps assure weld failures do not occur. Weld inspection is performed using a variety of non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques, called “Methods,” in accordance with industry guidelines. Traditional Methods employed on Cianbro projects include: • VT – Visual Testing • MT – Magnetic Particle Testing • PT – Liquid Penetrant Testing • UT – Ultrasonic Testing • RT – Radiographic Testing

Nondestructive Examination (NDE) is performed on select welds based on construction code requirements. NDE

improves confidence that welding is performed correctly and that no unacceptable “indications” are present in the completed weld. Unacceptable “indications” are called defects. NDE, other than VT, is performed by personnel who are trained and certified in accordance with the requirements of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). VT is carried out by a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). A CWI is an experienced and responsible individual who visually inspects welds and welding activities to assure compliance with relevant technical specifications and project drawings. The front line of Cianbro’s QA/QC Department is staffed by dedicated and experienced CWIs. Cianbro CWIs are trained and certified by the American Welding Society (AWS). Although there is more to evaluating welds than assessing visual appearance, that is what stands out as the most obvious activity involved with VT. Welders, supervisors and experienced production managers have typically seen enough welding to look at a weld and evaluate what is seen. When specified, a CWI will perform the acceptance inspection in accordance with the applicable code of construction. In all cases, the welder and the welder’s supervisor are responsible for inspecting the finished weld to make sure no obvious visual defects are present. Welds must be clean, completely filled out, free of slag, have no sharp edges, cracks or abrupt transitions and must blend in with the base metal smoothly. Acceptance criteria for other indications (such as undercut, porosity, reinforcement, cold lap, etc.) are specified in the appropriate construction code. Welding is an integral part of Cianbro’s operations, and the company’s welders have a reputation for excellence. The Quality Inspectors at Cianbro ensure that the sterling reputation is deserved and enduring.

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What Are Our Retirees Up To? motorcycles in a warm, cozy garage. We called his home phone with never n By Mike Lovejoy an answer. Then we shifted strategies and started speaking with Cianbro TMs We had been hearing stories all that might have been in touch with Paul summer of team member encounters recently. The rumors starting coming in. with a man on a Harley and a sidecar at projects in the Washington, D.C. area. It The first we heard was of a sighting near Sturgis, South Dakota. Then calls came seemed like a good time to track down in regarding reported Mid-Atlantic’s retired Safety Superintendent Paul Day. This might seem to be sightings in Maine and Connecticut. Then other an easy task, with visions of Paul home states were added to the tinkering on his many list. All sightings, of course, were related to motorcycles. We finally found an active email address for Paul after much searching. We finally caught up with him in Minnesota. He couldn’t email long as he was on his way to pick up a friend’s motorcycle. We did learn he has a very hectic schedule with many ventures needing completion. As best we could gather, Paul has no plans to be anywhere near home in Maryland in the near future. This leaves us without any chance of sitting down and visiting with ty r a p t him. Paul does tell of the many n e m nbro retire ia C is h places he needs to travel to, with t a Paul important tasks to accomplish. Paul was receptive to an interview by email and would sporadically check in as able. Paul served 35 years with the company, and spent his early Cianbro career as an equipment operator. By all accounts, he was an extremely good excavator operator. Paul’s entry into the Safety field was an opportunity to shoulder more responsibility and to help out Cianbro and the Mid-Atlantic Region. Paul took the Safety job and made it his own, as anybody who has experienced Paul enthusiastically leading stretches will testify. Each person he met on the job was questioned about their health and family, about whether anything could The safety expe be done at the Project to help the rt, post-retirem team work safer, and the chat ended en leads stretches t, during office with a firm handshake and words of visit Paul Day

encouragement. Paul’s years at Cianbro included many projects close to, or on, the water. Many of these jobs included barges and cranes in many ports and waterways of the Mid-Atlantic area. When questions came up concerning cranes, barges and water safety, Paul was always the first person to contact. New MAR Safety people usually spent their first week on the job with Paul, crammed into his truck with all of his safety gear and supplies, getting to know the team members and projects of the region. If anyone ever needed anything in the field, rest assured Paul could come up with it from his truck. Paul seems to be treating retirement with the same enthusiasm as he had always treated his Cianbro career. I was hoping for one more session with Paul to question him about his future retirement plans, and was again unable to track him down. Best wishes, Paul. Hopefully those many motorcycles with that new truck and the Toy Hauler will keep you in adventures for years to come.

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By Penny-Lynn Abbott

Ken Brooker retired from Cianbro in December of 2012, after 26 loyal years of service. There wasn’t anything that Ken didn’t or wouldn’t do for the team over those many years, but he had one talent that made him well known throughout the company. Ken was the go-to man when it came to rebar! It didn’t matter where or what size bar, Ken was the man. Senior Project Manager Bill Birney will tell you that when Ken walked on site, all anyone had to do was give him prints, materials to work with, and a few able bodied team members and before you knew it, your rebar was installed. Whenever you approach Ken, the

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first thing you get is a large smile and a laugh. Ken is a man of few words, and he never wasted any of his syllables on complaints about ys assignments, da r ge un Ken in yo nor did anyone ever hear him speak an ill word about any co-workers. He was always willing to assist any craft. He was a very good mentor. Never did he pass up a chance to share his knowledge with those willing to learn. One of Cianbro’s other Rod Busters, Aaron Preble (now a millwright trainee), has been heard telling fellow team members that Ken is one of the hardest working people he ever met. During a recent visit with old friends from Cianbro, Ken explained how he was spending his retirement. He showed his former colleagues the new flooring he had placed in his home in Norridgewock, Maine, and pointed to the upkeep he had done to the outside of the house where he lives with his wife Yvonne. Another of Ken’s favorite post-retirement activities is his interaction with local veterans. Ken served in the Navy and spent three years in Vietnam before receiving an honorable discharge. During that time in the service, he received his Associates Degree in Electronic Technology. He stays very active with the veterans, including laying wreaths on the headstones of fellow vets.

By Hillary Doucette

In the fall of 2014, Direct Energy and Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) awarded Cianbro with the contract for the Electrical Instrumentation phase of the Manheim Compressor Station Project located in Little Falls, New York. This project involves building a refueling station which allows natural gas to be transported by truck as opposed to the traditional pipeline distribution method. This opportunity has allowed Cianbro to expand further into the natural gas market. Not only has the project increased the company’s reach, but it also creates potential future business relationships in a thriving industry. Transportation via tanker trucks allows easier access to natural gas, allowing customers to utilize “greener,” less expensive, and less hazardous fuel sources. With early planning, Cianbro and Direct Energy/XNG were able to plan and collaborate on the scope of the Electrical Instrumentation phase of the project simultaneously, resulting in a detailed review that promised impressive results. Cianbro’s scope includes providing and installing the electrical infrastructure for the gas compression facility and the adjacent meter station, along with the erection and outfitting of the station PreEngineered Metal Building (PEMB). Cianbro team members onsite have worked seamlessly alongside other contractors and are right on schedule. This project is scheduled for completion in Mid-March of 2015. 4 37,295 Project Safe Hours

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25 O’Neil Boivin

The following team members have each devoted a quarter century of service to Cianbro. Chairman Pete Vigue and Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue offer comments on the contributions that each team member has made towards the company’s success…


O’Neil is extremely dedicated to Cianbro and a highly respected leader and manager. He has very extensive knowledge of the electrical and construction business. His loyalty to the company and passion for the safety and well-being of his team exemplifies everything we look for at Cianbro. Brian Michaud

Brian is a very valued team member. He is one of Cianbro’s most experienced equipment riggers. Brian does it right the first time and is a great person to have on a crew. He completes the job safely always anticipating the next action in advance and conscious of the welfare of other team members. Glen Dickinson

Glen is an outstanding welder producing some of the most consistent and best welds. He is a perfectionist at whatever he does and has many skills. Glen is an all-around great person, respected by all. He is a natural leader and mentor to inexperienced team members. Jurgen Bell

Jurgen has perfected his leadership skills and pride in workmanship at Cianbro. He is known for his mentoring ability and attention to detail. He cares deeply about the people he works with and is always willing to help them in any way. Jack Dodge

Jack is a valued team member. He can always be counted on for last minute duties which could include weekends or holidays. He is always one of the first to arrive on the job and the last to leave. Jack shows the same consistent, steady, excellent work ethic every day, no matter the task. 32

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Robert Currier

Bob has a very methodical and cautious approach to his work and typically will only need to complete a task once with no rework. Bob’s quality of work and attention to detail is recognized by others. He is a great carpenter but is flexible and can jump into other crafts to support Cianbro’s needs. Elbridge Watson

Elbridge has been a key player on every project he has been assigned to over the years. He has always been willing to do whatever it takes to make the project successful and works diligently to improve his craft. He is quiet but team members listen when he speaks. He is a true teammate, leader and mentor respected by anyone who knows him. Glen Thornton

Glen is a true craftsman excelling in multiple trades. With all his knowledge and experience he is a major asset to the Cianbro team. Glen has always been very dependable, whether working in the crew or running it. He has a quiet sense of humor and is willing to do anything he’s asked. Leland Page

Lee’s dedication and attention to detail are qualities that make him a great buyer of equipment and valued member of Cianbro’s team. He cares about his job and the people he works with. Lee has a special way to make everyone feel good about themselves. Our vendors and projects are confident he will put the level of detail into whatever he does no matter the size or complexity of the contract he is completing.

25 YEAR RECOGNITIONS for 2014 Norman Scribner

On many occasions Cianbro has been asked by clients “Is Norm going to be the equipment operator on our project?” He gives people a sense of confidence in his work. He is hard working and ready to do anything asked of him. He always has safety in the front of his mind both for himself and for the rest of the team. James Towle

Jim always takes time to mentor and teach trainees. Frequently, less experienced team members will seek Jim out for advice when they have problems in the millwright field. He is very organized and knowledgeable about tools and resources. William Ring

Bill is a perfectionist and always takes any project he does very seriously. He is truly one of the best electrical foremen at Cianbro. He is a highly sought after team member on the electrical team.

Darin Merrifield

Darren is well known for his ability to adjust easily into any work activity he is assigned to. He is a skilled operator and an asset to our team. David Parsons

Dave has played an important role in getting some of our major projects. He has worked to develop our electrical estimating tools that form the basis of how we bid electrical work today. He works well with others in and out of the company. John Gamage

John can always be counted on for a job done right. He has a very energetic personality and his crews are highly productive and work safely. He gives clients confidence that the job is on track. Mark Cochrane

Garry Billings

Garry is multi-skilled and versatile. He is not afraid to speak up and solicit input from others as needed to help solve problems. He is a great communicator with his team and very focused on safety.

Mark is our pilot and is someone Cianbro can always depend on. He decides if we fly or not and can be trusted to make the right decision. He has extraordinary capability, intelligence, and patience and we are very fortunate to have him and his team flying for us every day. His sense of humor is one of his best virtues.

Bruce Beane

Trent Clukey

Bruce is a great person to work with and know. He’s always willing to lend a hand and works well with a team. Bruce is a true outdoorsman.

Trent is an expert crane technician. He has traveled all over the country making sure our cranes go together correctly and in a timely manner. Trent is a great asset to our team and is always willing to go wherever he’s asked on short notice.

Theodore Baxter

Thomas Ruksznis

Ted is an excellent safety leader who is always looking to help our team reduce hazards in the work place. His leadership background working in the fire department is evident in his approach to the safety of Cianbro’s team. Michael Hilton

Mike has rapidly developed and grown within the organization from a mechanical general foreman to a successful project manager in the field. He has a calming effect on his team and clients. Mike has great judgment and leads his team in a professional caring manner.

Anything that is given to Tom is done in a timely and professional manner. Over his career he has always been one that others look to for advice and mentorship. Tom is a valued employee. Ronald Taylor

Ron is one of those team members you always want on your team. You always know you will get his all. Ron will put it all together despite the schedule, available workforce and all conditions. C I A N B R O F A L L / W I N T E R C H AT T E R


25 YEAR RECOGNITIONS for 2014 Richard Beliveau

Howard Lynds

James Leavitt

Donald Dostie

Thomas Wozniak

Glenn Masse

Rich has excellent business sense with a sharp eye for finding deeper meaning in his work. He is known for his dry wit and great sense of humor. People enjoy working with Rich.

Jim is a great mentor and loves to help others that have a desire to learn. He is always up for a challenge and is versatile at what he can do. He has many skills and is a great asset to our team.

Tom always puts his best effort into anything that he does. He is not afraid to ask questions and seek input. He gets along well with his team and is known to be very caring and loyal.

Charles Nutter

Charlie is always willing to give his input on challenging situations and help develop a solution. He is always positive and doesn’t get rattled. He is a great mentor to people new to the craft.

Carol Ouellette

Carol is a pleasure to work with and has a very positive outlook. She has great energy and can change and adapt to whatever comes her way. She is very flexible and is willing to help out wherever needed.

Howard is great at what he does and is a dedicated team member. He is known for his generosity and is a very valuable part of the Cianbro team. He is very safety conscious and keeps safety goals in front of his team.

Don is focused on getting the job done. He is always willing to learn more. He is a great person to have on your team.

Glenn does a great job at planning the work to be done by his team. He is not afraid to speak up and is a great mentor for young apprentices.

Douglas McPheters

Doug has a hard work ethic and is a seasoned tradesman that can do most anything put in front of him. He doesn’t give up when the going gets tough and has a positive effect on the project and team. Barry Perkins

Barry is a wealth of knowledge. He has worked on many different projects and has been a great performer in any position we have placed him in. He helps keep spirits on the project positive and is a great person to turn to if there is a problem. Mark Zagrobelny

Mark Stone

Mark is never afraid to lend a helping hand. He is a valuable asset and always goes above and beyond to make sure the team will succeed.


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Mark is a great team player and is always willing to spend time to mentor less experienced team members. He can see the big picture on a project and knows what needs to be done to get a project completed successfully.

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Mt. Storm Wind Project n

By Mike Daigle

In May of 2014, Cianbro was awarded a job to remove and transport turbine blades for Gamesa Wind Energy at the 132-turbine Mt. Storm site in West Virginia. The job consisted of three scopes: 1. Sourcing and erecting a 40 foot by 160 foot tent to make blade repairs in a weather-sheltered environment. 2. Turbine blade removal using two crawler cranes. 3. Moving the blades to and from the repair yard.

Part of the reason Cianbro was selected was the multi-craft abilities and willingness of employees to do multiple tasks to reduce overall manpower needs, thereby keeping the project cost-effective. Crane operators acted as blade truck escorts, ironworkers worked up-tower as signalmen and assisted with blade tensioning; the team undertook whatever was needed. Lunches were taken early or late so that lifts could be completed when wind speeds were low, and the team worked many weekends to get the job done. Another factor that helped to make the project a success was Cianbro’s willingness to cooperate with other contractors who assisted in the blade repairs. Cianbro leased and erected a RUBB 36

tent, and also assembled three customersupplied Quonset hut style tents for Gamesa. Cianbro also rented two Manitowoc 999 crawler cranes and erected them on site. Crawler cranes were selected because they could operate at a higher wind speed than hydraulic cranes, allowing more lift-days and less downtime. A crane plan was developed with a minimum and maximum crane radius for both the root crane and tip crane, saving the team from doing a design for every different turbine pad. Each lift was done with two cranes cradling the blade. Team members changed a total of 66 turbine blades, sometimes one blade per turbine, sometimes a complete set. Cianbro also brought in a man-basket to help change out some fiberglass spinner panels that were damaged, as well as two tractors and six extended-deck 80-foot flatbeds. The majority of blade movements took place on site-roads, so flatbeds rather than special blade trailers were utilized at significant savings. The blades did have a short distance to travel on state roads, requiring over-length road permits to transport the 127 foot long blades. When the work was completed, Cianbro had worked 149 safe days, had walked the two 999 cranes 23 miles on site, and had moved 66 turbine blades at 127 feet in length around the site without incident. Near the end of the project, a closeout meeting was held and the project manager stated that the Cianbro team had “flawless execution.” Cianbro is now quoting more work for Gamesa, both in the maintenance side of the business as well as erecting new turbines. The Mt. Storm project for Gamesa continues to build on the excellent results Cianbro’s team has achieved in New England, performing maintenance work at the TransCanada, Patriot, Brookfield, Fox Island and First Wind facilities for both the wind farms and original equipment manufacturers such as General Electric, Vestas and Gamesa. Cianbro Wind Energy Services General Manager Parker Hadlock offered a

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tip of the hat to Cianbro’s Equipment Group. “They are to be commended for finding the most cost effective approach to the cranes and stretch trailers at Mt. Storm,” he said, “utilizing not only our own fleet, but the rental fleet companies with whom they keep close relationships to ensure that Cianbro offers the most competitive approach for our clients.” Many thanks to the onsite team consisting of Jason Shinaberry, Jeff Howe, Jeff Miller, Joe Schackart, Seth Norton, Ed Simpkins, Jason Curry, Kim Tozier, and Rodney Small. Hats off also to Gary Smith, Chow Hwang, Stan Tyszko, Hank Cook, Parker Hadlock and LaTrise Hines. Editor’s note: Mike Daigle is the Wind

Energy Services Maintenance Manager responsible for expanding Cianbro’s wind maintenance efforts from New England thru the Mid Atlantic region. 4 11,780 Project Safe Hours

CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Pages 37 thru 39 Honors our Active Cianbro Team Members with One or More Years of Service n

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Kenneth L. Cianchette Thomas I. Caldwell Henry M. Cone Richard E. Padham n

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David A. Varney George Bell Malcolm Cianchette Gary L. Taylor James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach Dale E. Wilson Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr.

Mark D. Hayden Michael D. Hayden Ernest E. Kilbride Brent F. Kirby David P. Lewis Lawrence E. Moores Gary A. Parker Allan G. Pressey Shelby A. Sawyer David C. Sutcliffe Gregory E. Wing

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Dominick Arena Dana S. Bragdon Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark 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


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


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James M. Bonney Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi Alan R. Burton Steven A. Perrault Everett O. Rogers Larry R. Scott n

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John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren n

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Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette Roderick L. MacKay Jr. John L. Purinton Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Thomas E. Stone n

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Eric S. Brown Henry T. Cook Donald Keresztenyi Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton n

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Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry Douglas W. Foster William Hadlock

Craig O. Holmquist Terence Lemieux Keith B. Magoon Ronald G. Peterson Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards William F. Stetson III Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette

Lee A. Aylward Lynn M. Cianchette Scott Clements Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon Roger D. Hutchins Troy G. Martin Dan D. Orcutt Herschel Rackliff David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr. Stanley E. Webster n

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Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut William A. Reid Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Scott B. Ludden Bradley H. Marquis Lloyd E. Moore Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven Timothy F. Vigue n

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Dennis E. Beisaw Neal T. Dawes Barry J. Gordon Michael L. Goucher

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Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford David E. Bond Brenda L. Cote Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease Scott M. Remillard Dale D. Smith Scott S. Young

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Jacqueline E. Arsenault Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings O’Neil E. Boivin Trent C. Clukey Mark D. Cochrane Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton James F. Leavitt Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse 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 William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor Glen A. Thornton James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny n

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Kris M. Ballard Vera L. Bryant Donald J. Dostie Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Paul J. Leighton Aaron L. Wedgewood Daniel L. Wyman Douglas H. Wyman


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Wayne M. Denny Kellie A. Duplisea Richard J. Godin Dann L. Hayden Lawrence W. McAlpine Darren L. Pelletier Billie J. Perkins Thomas J. Popick Shawn H. Ramsay David A. Smith n

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Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Soto Paul M. Holmquist Craig R. McConaughey Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar Kimberly G. Sieber George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Ronald F. Cote Lauren E. Dow Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Scott B. Mitchell William J. Mixer Joseph R. Oliver John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Andi Vigue Max S. Wahl n

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Michael A. Abbott Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon John S. Keszler Rick C. Leonard Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower Tina Adams Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins Milton A. Cruikshank II Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Kevin L. Grass Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Craig M. LePage Lawrence W. Litchfield James L. Pelletier Amy E. Webber

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Chris G. Alexander Craig G. Alexander Richard A. Bachelder Jr. Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Norman C. Blakely Jason A. Butler Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Todd J. Folsom Donald J. Fulmer Jr. Jamie J. Fulmer Robert A. Gould Dennis A. Greene Mitchell E. Hayden Terry L. Hughes Joseph B. Hyde Edward E. Jones Joseph A. Kennedy Scott A. Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Michael R. Lilley Michael L. Lovejoy Kirk R. Maenhout Thomas E. Mahar Wayne D. McNally Timothy G. Murphy Joseph G. Orlando James J. Peakes Sandra E. Perreault Joseph H. Plourde Patrick L. Slawek Timothy F. Stauder Christopher L. Stevens Raymond M. Therrien Scott M. Tierney Kim A. Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Kenneth P. Woodcock n

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Joseph E. Ballard Michael A. Berry Walter J. Borkowski Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Kristen A. Chipman Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Jeffrey A. Hall Brent A. Haskell Robert L. Lane Jr. James A. Maher Jr. Cesar O. Matul Neftali A. Matul Donald L. Prevost Darren B. Pulkkinen Charles R. Riley Jr. Keith I. Ryder Carlton W. Sanborn Jr. Garry A. Sawtelle Christopher M. Scott

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Allen P. Beaulieu David A. Bousquet Barry G. Brooks Joshua M. Brown Darcey T. Bubier Craig L. Chambers John P. Coon Jr. Keith Costigan Clarence A. Cote Patricia L. Dickinson Richard P. Dilsner Christopher K. Downs Michael G. Dube Chaderick A. French Maurice A. Gould Debora L. Grignon Jeffrey L. Hetzer Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Brian R. LeSage Eric R. Lewin Manley B. Lyons Thomas Mawhinney Thomas L. McVaney Randy M. Morin Mark M. Nelson Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Richard A. Preble Susan L. Roberts Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman Robert E. Small Aaron W. Walsh Dana R. Woods Scott L. Alexander Christopher R. Bagley Aaron F. Barbalate Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Richard S. Brescia Michael J. Brooks Delmont L. Chase Jr. Bobbi J. Collins Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Gary Guindon Christopher S. McKenna Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Bernard J. Petrauskas Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Paul L. Williams Chad H. Alley Tesfahunegn Berhane William E. Birney David A. Bolduc

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Robert L. Bussell Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Rodney W. Crocker Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Richard C. Foster Donald A. Goodwin Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Leslie C. Hayden Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Robert S. Lehay Brigitte M. Lievens Jose A. Luna Torres James E. Lyons Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte Gary L. Mason Cesar A. Matul Santos T. Matul Rodney A. McAvoy Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Lora J. Pitcairn Christopher R. Pond Shawn A. Reid George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Jason G. Rourke Francisco Salazar Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Gail M. Stone Kerry A. Swallow Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard n

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Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Calvin A. Andrews Ronald D. Ayres Ralph E. Bailey Jason L. Batchelder Maurice B. Batchelder James P. Benson Christopher L. Brann Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Joshua A. Clark Roland S. Clark Darrell D. Clement Gloria J. Cook John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis Justin D. Desrosiers Terry J. Dingman Sharon G. Ebbs Lavina J. Freeman Randy S. French Todd A. Fulmer Joseph A. Glidden Jr. Jason J. Harris


Oscar A. Hernandez Frank Holliday Jr. Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Vincent R. Lago David P. Maheu Robert A. Mayhew Jr. Mark P. McLean Sue Noiles Kevin R. Pond Chester L. Robbins Jr. Michael S. Roderick Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Stanley W. Tyszko Michael J. Wilczynski Robert A. Young n

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Darryl S. Bowers Michael A. Cavaliere Kye N. Chon Kate M. Cooley Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Destiny S. Demo Alfred D. Desrosiers Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Seth M. Goucher Genaro G. Guardado Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Benedict S. Jasud Christopher Kammann Timothy J. Leclerc Isaac E. Machic Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Stephen R. Montgomery Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Terry A. Newton Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Thomas R. Smith Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette n

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Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Jesus Bernal Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer Jeremy J. Bragg Jeffrey N. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Gary L. Crane Daniel J. Dickey Carl D. Franck Michael J. Franck Robert J. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Todd W. Gilley Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Leonard M. Jackson Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe

Jean-Paul J. Lettre Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Gail E. Mayo Peter McCormick Charles H. Moulton Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Paul A. Osborne Derek S. Perkins Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Dean N. Schofield Harold E. Sherwood Jr. Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares Daniel H. Wiedmer n

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Matthew A. Bradeen Jose F. Carreira Jeffery K. Crowell Ted B. Dunn Timothy M. Fiske Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Edwin J. Hutchens Jr. Thomas P. Kinsella Russell R. Lane Gary G. Laskowitz Brian M. LeComte Randy T. Matthew Albert J. Michaud Michael J. Morelle Richard M. Noblet Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Thomas G. Perrier Debra B. Scott Julia C. Smith Richard A. Toothaker David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Harry A. Woods Jr. n

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Charles S. Allen Ralph E. Allen Robert A. Bagley Jose A. Bernal Michael D. Brady Bruce J. Brown Jordan M. Bushey Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell Mark S. Cloutier John R. Colburn William A. Cote Adam N. Coulombe Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost Sarah C. Enos Eric C. Fudge Joshua T. Gale Justin L. Goodale Stuart L. Grant Jose N. Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen Christopher M. Henry Jacques P. Hobbs Christopher E. Jarvais Marc S. Jedlowski Stephen G. King Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon James E. LePage

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James P. Marcella Michael F. Mitchell Jr. Justin D. Murray Sarah S. Nelson Keith L. Okleshen Chad A. Page Arthur F. Perault Daniel S. Perkins John A. Rossignol Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Wendy S. St Amand Trinidad B. Suarez Cory W. Verrill Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Richard E. Westberry Jr. Tim Whitmore n

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James R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Richard J. Bryant Daniel P. Butler German P. Cabello Erica D. Caldwell Stephen W. Clendenning Adam J. Cristoforo Robert R. Deppe Jonathan E. DiCentes Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth Thomas M. Figura Barbara E. Gudroe Elias J. Hershbine Dave W. Holst Young C. Hong Hsiao Chin Hwang Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz Paul R. Labrecque Rex Lagle Steven G. Lavallee Joseph P. Lickman Durant Marion Stuart P. Mullis Steven Peters Michael C. Rand William A. Richardson Eric D. Saucier Ruben J. Schofield Peter H. Smedberg Darren R. Smith John B. Stewart Craig A. Stockwell David F. Stoddard Joseph M. Thomas Jr. Anthony J. Tibbetts Peter A. Vaillancourt Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Alvin A. Weaver Darren S. Weymouth Jamie D. White n

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Walter H. Akers Jr. Matthew A. Anderson Jesse A. Athorp Chris M. Bailey Matthew G. Brawn Shawn R. Bryant Steven G. Camire Chih T. Chen Raymond A. Collins Stephanie A. Cote Carl J. Cross Jr. Debra L. Cyr Rebecca K. Daly Keith S. Dawley Joshua B. Emmons Robbie W. Ferguson William K. Gassert Zaccheriah J. Gidney

Jacob M. Gorman Derrick J. Graves Michele J. Guyette Benjamin A. Hall Nicole R. Hardy Megan L. Hart Shalakow E. Hebig Peter A. Hill Randy C. Hutchinson Jr. Ryan C. Hutchinson Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Miranda L. Kinney Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Brian M. Larsen Jesus Limon Michael P. MacVane Stephen C. Malatesta Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland Philip D. McKenney Nicholas A. Meader Bruce R. Metrick Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Jason B. Obereiner Kevin O’Neill Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Shane D. Reisinger Joshua B. Sault Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry Gary A. Steward Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Benjamin L. Ward Susan H. Weeks Richard A. White Tricia L. White Shawn T. Withee n

7 Years

Jerry C. Adams Marbin A. Alvarenga Samuel A. Baker Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Alfred T. Baron Donald J. Beliveau William E. Bonneau Robert N. Bouley Daniel R. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Ray L. Bush Miguel A. Cabrera Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Aaron Cianchette Daniel T. Coffey Terry A. Collamore Timothy J. Cooley Joseph D. Cote Rodger D. Cote Deborah A. Croteau Laura L. Curtis Levi N. Daku Vanessa L. Davis Jason L. Despaw Thomas P. Dodge Joseph C. Ducharme Mark A. Dunphy Donald D. Duvall Shane C. Ennis Jose L. Felix Wyatt E. Fitzgerald Nicholas D. Fox Robert D. Gann Justin D. Gemmell Christopher A. Gerold Aaron P. Gibbs

Michelle L. Godsoe Wilbert A. Gonzalez Kleber J. Gould Dee Ann L. Grazioso Ashley A. Grindle Shaun A. Gronda Alan B. Grover Nelson Guzman Jason L. Hancock Selvin Hernandez Mark M. Hovey Justin K. Huber Lori J. Hughes Nathan L. Jamison Jessica A. Kandel Christopher T. Karlen Michael R. Keim Elizabeth L. Kennedy Joseph D. Klekotta Steven F. Lancaster Lorie A. Lane Thomas R. Langille Patricia A. Lawrence Jeffrey C. Lerch Felix M. Lopez Jordan R. Lyford Nolvir H. Macario Wilmer U. Macario Pojoy Adam J. Mazerolle Shawna L. McKenney Robert R. Meckley Alejandro Mejia-Gamez John P. Merrill Dale P. Michaud Steven D. Michaud Joshua J. Moore Cathy M. Mudge Brenda E. Nichols Aaron P. O’Donnell Colleen K. O’Hare Cosme G. Paredez Joshua A. Parker Ralph C. Pearl Kyle D. Pellerin Juan R. Perez Ryan P. Perkins Zachary E. Perrin Aaron M. Poole Jacob L. Poole Will A. Portillo Matthew Q. Proctor Brian P. Rancourt Adam J. Rock James K. Roy Cristian R. Santos Timothy C. Sawyer William A. Sawyer Brayden L. Sheive Robert J. Slama Christian E. Stefens Matthew S. Sullivan Ryan J. Taylor Ernesto A. Tejada James L. Theriault Daniel W. Thibeault Christopher M. Tibbetts Michael S. Tripodi II Anthony V. Turner Kenneth R. Underhill Christopher M. Vainio Joseph P. Vanidestine Timothy D. Washburn William F. Woods Scott E. Wright n

6 Years

Suzelle G. Allain Garry L. Allan Ulises Alvarenga Corey M. Blagdon Michelle A. Boutilier Kevin K. Brogden

Debra L. Brown Jason J. Canarr Jeffery P. Chandler Eric T. Clark Jonathon Correia Jillian J. Cote Christopher C. Courville Stephen A. Day Philip DeRoo Russell O. Dunn Derek G. Fitzgerald Tony D. Foster Scott R. French Matthew D. Gale Robert L. Greene Jr. Bradley N. Grillo Nathaniel T. Hall Andrew W. Hallett Rigoberto B. Hernandez Derek M. Hilton Kyle P. Jensen Sean G. Kelley Eui C. Kim Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp Matthew B. Knarr David C. Leith Jr. Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Amanda M. McDermott Michael C. McGeady Nicholis R. Nelson Hong Ki Park Brian P. Pelletier Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson John D. Savage Billy A. Sawtelle Kurt M. Silvia Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith Eric D. Vivlamore Douglas Williams n

5 Years

Peter Bumpus Chad E. Burgess Dana C. Churchill Benjamin B. Connors Glen K. Conrad Bernard F. DiAngelo Adam J. Eastman Michael Evanchak James M. Flear David J. Gokey Michael D. Gomes Henry Hardy Adam J. Hughes Karen J. Hyland Daryl M. Kelly Steven V. Konka Jamie M. LeClair John D. Lee Sean M. Lyons Wilson A. Macario Denis E. Martin Stephen D. Mitchell Dennis C. Morris Scott L. Morris Patrick A. Morse Elaina M. Owens Malcolm C. Sanders Todd A. Sands John D. Schill David M. Sheehan Patrick J. Smith Ryan M. Smith Aaron M. Stevens Robert D. Stewart Douglass D. Timms Jeffrey M. Towle Michael R. Tripp Travis E. Watson

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4 Years

Hannah L. Bass Gerry L. Batchelder Gene M. Bates Devin W. Beane Tyler J. Bernat Guy S. Berthiaume Daniel M. Brann Eric J. Brazeau James M. Browne Stephen Broznowicz Keith P. Campbell Jesse S. Chase Richard J. Cote Christian B. Crosby Michael P. Davis Thomas L. Desjardins Jason M. Edmonds Josef P. Everhart Anthony M. Faiola Austin J. Fisher Kathleen B. Flenke Monique S. Foster Colin French Scott H. Gibbs Derek L. Grenier James P. Higgins Jr. Frank R. Hulseman Matthew W. Kling Bruce R. Knox John P. Lisenby Ryan L. Lockhart Edwin A. Luna Ordonez David B. MacMartin Julio A. Matul Stephen V. McCarron Joseph W. McDonald Samantha Neal Ashley E. Nesbit Reed J. Perkins Silvino F. Pojoy Ryan R. Rathburn Russell M. Rodrigue Michael D. Salley Zachary S. Schroder Kevin E. Shilko Diandra J. Staples Justin T. Stewart Robert A. Tourtelotte Lauren C. Walsh Lohn Corey E. Ward Ryan R. Wilson Nikki M. Yawn Michelle S. Young n

3 Years

Sean P. Abramson David Adams John R. Adams Andrew J. Aldrich Nathan D. Baker Robert G. Baptiste Richard Bartucca Jr. Benjamin I. Beaulieu Bryan K. Boatright Roy H. Bolton III Charles D. Britt Charles Brown Darryl N. Brown Dakota W. Bryant Lee E. Burke Eben Campbell Joseph L. Campbell Eugene N. Carey Jr. Julie K. Carmody Frank P. Carter Mary C. Casey Patrick J. Chamberlain Nathan Chambers

Scott Clark David Croteau William G. Davis Michael Dill David K. Doherty Heather R. Ducharme Kelby Duplisea Brett A. Dyer Shane Federico Travis D. Fergola Cortney E. Flenke Aaron J. Fluellen Jeffrey T. Fortier William Foster Donna M. Gladu Brandon C. Glencross Eric Goodale Roman Gosselin Warren R. Gosselin Tyler Graves Jason Grover Daniel E. Guiliani Ross Hallowell Adam L. Harmon Christopher Harney Randall S. Harris Matthew Haskell Michael T. Hathaway Peter Heartquist Christopher G. Hendl Joshua Holston Jeffery Howe Timothy Irish Joseph N. Jenness Quinton L. Johnson Ryan P. Keefe Robert King Jr. Jacob T. Knowles Jeremy Ladd John Lampinen Nathan M. Lancaster Norman A. Linnell Charles H. Longmuir Kendra R. Ludden Nicole A. Malatesta Ronald Malonson Randall D. Marcotte Sarah H. Martin Terry A. Martin Jeffrey J. Mason Douglas C. Maxellon Carl V. McAdam Cameron McLellan Robert L. McMullen Luke D. Michaud Patti L. Mikeska Jeremy R. Moody Daniel Mooney Cameron D. Moore Matthew A. Novicki Dennis V. Ordway Dylan S. Osnoe Anthony J. Passmore Jack M. Patterson John Pearson Andrew Pelkey Nolan P. Pelkey John A. Perkins Jr. Samuel L. Petrie Kyle Pike Frank E. Poirier III David J. Pomerleau Rachel Porter Jacob L. Ramp Kate C. Ransom Emmett E. Reid Daniel R. Reuille Jason Richard Frances J. Riggs Albert Rowbotham Jr. Rudy Salazar Joseph H. Schackart Spencer W. Seiferth

Christopher Simmons John D. Simms Jr. Rodney N. Small Bradley P. Smith Kenneth N. Spear Kevin J. Talley Paul Temple Bradley G. Therrien Dale L. Thompson Joel C. Thurman Amanda M. Tweedie David Vachon Tammy J. Vance Richard A. Viens Michael T. Warman Cheryl L. Waters Scott A. Wheeler Chris S. Willigar Sr. Brandon D. Wilson Neil T. Wooley Andre M. Wright Ronald C. Wright Reginald T. Young Matthew R. Zilliox Andrew J. Zimmerman n

2 Years

Julio C. Arroyo Vili D. Ascencio Russell A. Ballard Carlos Bauzo Thomas J. Bean Gary R. Bell Miguel A. Benitez Andrew P. Bisol Rickey L. Bowman Mitchell Breault Sean M. Briggs Tyler J. Brougham Christian W. Bryant Paul H. Burmeister Craig V. Bussell Mark Carbone Rena P. Cater Richard A. Clark Christopher E. Crawley Terrence M. Daigle Jr. Lizardo De La Cruz Pamela J. Dunphy Amy L. Ellsworth Nathan P. Frazier Delvin L. Gomez Lee E. Harris Brandon J. Hartford William Harvey LaTrice N. Hines Bruce W. Hughes Jr. Leonard Janssen Richard Jerome Eve E. Jordan Brenda Kidwell-Petito Alison A. MacKenzie Clay B. Maker Miguel Marquez Patrick K. McShane Sr. Kyle D. Mercer Jeffrey L. Mikula Renee A. Misner Elwood D. Moore Daniel B. Moulton Ryan M. Nadeau Robert D. Nickerson Walter J. Oakman Nilesh Patel Malcolm D. Patterson Francisco Pena Reyes Jordan Pomerleau Luke D. Pomerleau Matthew J. Pooler Victor A. Quint Charles J. Rackley Eric J. Roberts Eric K. Schindler

Nicole R. Setzer Edward Simpkins Robert C. Smothers Jeffrey D. Snyder John A. Stedman James W. Stills III Christy C. Stock Jacob D. Strausbaugh Glenn A. Sutton Douglas C. Thompson Penny L. Townsend Christopher A. Varnell Kyle R. Wentworth Rosanne M. Wess Lawrence B. Winkler Jr. Ryan L. Witham n

1 Year

Ralph O. Austin Robert B. Bacon Shane D. Baker Shawn P. Baker Kevin M. Banks Jr. Trevor W. Barnhart Kenneth E. Batchelder Christopher M. Bates Joseph E. Beisaw Chad R. Bemis Devon J. Blodgett Darius Bors Jonathan D. Bouchard Sam L. Bouchard Richard J. Boudreau Buck A. Bright Anthony J. Bubrowski Jordan M. Burdette Peter J. Buscarello Lukas F. Chamberlain Jean Charles Jordan S. Clement Joanna Cohen Robert G. Correa Paul R. Cote Jr. Adam J. Damiani Kristofer A. Davis Keith D. DeCoste Tracy J. Demo Jorge L. Diaz Brendan R. Donaldson Michael M. Donaway Amy E. Donnelly Trenton D. Donohew Mary L. Duane Courtney E. Dufour John D. Ealy David H. Ellis Leonard A. Farrington Wallace E. Ferreira II Jamie R. Fisher Matthew D. Foster Nicholas M. Fournier Krista J. Gartland Timothy M. Grasso Charlie W. Grimes Brian A. Gruber Michael T. Hachey David J. Hadley James M. Hale Robert A. Hamburger Damon M. Hand Walter E. Harding Allen D. Hart Joseph R. Higby Daniel G. Holt Paul D. Howdyshell III Federico T. Ilao Korin K. Ingraham Matthew L. Jones David Katende Ernest J. Kilbride Carman L. Kirkpatrick Drew P. Knights Hubert J. Langlois

Nabil A. Loobie Jeffrey W. Lozier Selvyn Macario Barrios Norman G. Magner Peter M. Malikowski Sarah E. Malikowski Dennis R. Martin Matthew D. McKusick Ryan A. Merrifield Jeffery R. Miller Mark J. Moore Timothy D. Nelson Jerry L. Nichols Jr. Travis A. Noyes Carolanne A. Parker Cynthia M. Paugh Jason S. Paugh Gary C. Perrett Bradley M. Phillips Donovan R. Ramsay Jeremiah A. Reed Jennifer Robbins James E. Ross II Jossue Ruiz Bernal Francisco J. Ruiz Rivera Jose Ruiz Rivera Bobbi J. Ryder Jaime A. Saavedra James R. Seitz Luke P. Sirois Bryan G. Siter James L. Sosebee Mitchell P. Spatz Duncan E. Spence Sr. Penny A. Sroka Adam J. Surface Kyle B. Surface Mack F. Susi Clint J. Tabb Troy O. Thompson Edward Throgmorton Mark L. Webb Joseph C. Wierzbowski John K. Woo David L. Wright Michael J. Wyatt Brittany N. Yeary Bryton L. York Carlton L. Young Jason A. Youngbar Alvaro Zapet Coronado

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Cianbro’s Intern Program n

By Brian Watson

Cianbro’s 2014 Intern Program was among the most successful ever undertaken. A true team effort between The Cianbro Institute and Operational Human Resources led the program to a new level. There were several key changes to the program and an additional focus on the makeup of the participants. Senior Operational HR manager Destiny Demo says, “We are very pleased at the way this program has evolved and matured into a true ‘Feeder System’ for the company and its future leaders. In the past four years we have doubled the amount of colleges and universities that are represented, ranging as far south as Florida and west to the University of Denver. We’ve even had a school from Canada represented. The Operational HR team is very proud of the diversity we have been able to achieve in the intern program. We have increased from 10 percent female and minorities to 48 percent in the program this past year. We are setting our goals even higher for 2015. We understand that this internship program is the foundation to an exciting career with Cianbro as it directly feeds our Management Development Program, Cianbro Leadership Program and other professional training programs. Proof of the success we have seen from these efforts is prominent when you look around at the upcoming leaders in our organization. Cianbro has a significant number of former interns currently running projects, maintenance accounts, departments and/or are in stand-alone project support roles.” This year’s Construction Boot Camp program began with 100 percent participation. Twenty-eight college interns, representing 18 colleges and universities, participated. This weeklong immersion in Cianbro’s safety and construction culture was a 2014 favorite. Students learned to use basic construction tools like saws and torches safely. Additional education focused on basic rigging skills and the proper operation of aerial lifts. Cianbro’s New Hire 40

Orientation and Teambuilding was also an important part of Boot Camp. For the first time, Boot Camp was hosted in both Pittsfield, Maine and Baltimore, Maryland. Favorable comments were received from participants, including those never assigned to a construction jobsite. After completion of this part of the program, interns were deployed to a variety of work assignments ranging from HR and Finance positions to project

leadership and looked forward to doing it again in 2015. In 2015, the Cianbro Institute will continue to build on the strengths of the intern program. Cianbro Institute recognizes this feeder program as the prime ingredient for young professional’s growth and development and vow to keep the program improving. Boot Camp will continue as the summer kick off program incorporating intern feed-

The Operational HR team is very proud of the diversity we have been able to achieve in the intern program. We have increased from 10 percent female and minorities to 48 percent in the program this past year. We are setting our goals even higher for 2015.

Cianbro’s six presenting interns (L to R): Chelsea White, Courtney Bierman, Max Crieser, Cameron Guild, Alana Carmel, and Haley Hayden meet the Board of Directors

engineering roles. Feedback from intern supervisors was very positive. Perhaps the harshest criticism was that interns completed work so quickly that instructors were hard pressed to stay ahead of them with work assignments. Interns were asked to prepare a presentation that described their experiences and ideas for improving the program. Six of the best were chosen and those interns were asked to present to Cianbro’s Board of Directors. The afternoon and evening were a tremendous experience for both interns and board members. Several directors stated appreciation for the next generation of

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back to refine and polish the program. A plan to increase numbers to include 35 internships across the company is a goal the Institute will work diligently to achieve. Thirty-one colleges and universities have been invited to participate and an invitation will be extended for past interns to continue their involvement. A pledge to increase participation of minorities and females will be a focus. It is the Institute’s resolve to double the minority participation from last year. With the Cianbro Intern Program becoming very competitive, only the best of the best will be chosen to participate.

Cianbro Institute Instructors Garth Miller and Moe Gould teach basic rigging

Pre-Apprenticeship participants learn the fundamentals of surveying and layout

Cianbro Institute Unveils Pre-Apprenticeship Program n

By Michelle Godsoe

Working closely with the Maine Apprenticeship Council, the Cianbro Institute has created and delivered the company’s first Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Cianbro has been looking for a way to expose entry level team members to opportunities to develop into craft professionals. The training team sometimes has difficulty identifying people for craft apprenticeship programs, and determined that one significant obstacle is that inexperienced workers often don’t know which direction they want to pursue. The Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a generalized training regimen where the pre-apprentice would get an overall feel of the basics of construction while receiving industry-recognized credentials that they could later apply to a craft apprenticeship program. Ten people started with the program over the summer. Some were college students who eventually went back to school. Others chose to stay on, working and continuing their training path forward with the Cianbro Institute. Six team members now have the opportunity to receive prior-knowledge credit amounting to 320 on-the-job training (OJT) hours, and to gain credit for completing their National Center for Construction Education and Research (NC-

CER) core curriculum when they decide what craft apprenticeship to belong to in the coming year. Where this was Cianbro’s first-ever implementation of a pre-apprenticeship program, the trainers found some aspects that didn’t work as well as anticipated. With lessons learned from the ex-

and for a more varied work experience in the field. Trainers could add more hands-on components to the program to further illustrate construction concepts. They could also look at more scheduling alternatives in order to ease the burden on the jobsites as pre-apprentices head to class. Cianbro is extremely proud

Cianbro Institute Instructor Troy Twitchell teaches basic torch safety and proper use

perience, the Cianbro Institute will take steps in upcoming sessions to add to the program’s effectiveness. Organizers are looking at adding to the duration of the program to allow for more OJT hours

to be the first employer in the state of Maine to offer a pre-apprenticeship program, and the trainers are excited to launch the second group of pre-apprentices in the New Year.

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North Grand Island Bridge Project n

By Travis Watson

The Cianbro team at the North Grand Island Bridge Project, located on the Niagara River in Grand Island, New York, wrapped up a very successful 2014 construction season at the end of November. A mix of seasoned Cianbro veterans from various regions throughout the company integrated with more than 20 new team members to form an overall team of 80. Crews of ironworkers, carpenters, electricians and painters focused on several major work items spread across a large project footprint. Utilizing innovative hanging work platforms and pneumatic assisted concrete chipping equipment, approximately 9,000 square feet of substructure concrete repairs were performed on a total of 30 piers and four abutments. This amounted to 180 cubic yards of concrete being removed and replaced by Cianbro carpenter crews. A special selfconsolidating concrete mix was utilized to ensure the concrete completely filled the often oddly shaped repair areas, allowing a higher quality and more efficient placement that eliminated the traditional need to vibrate the concrete. In addition to the above water repairs on 42

the piers, a total of 61 repairs extended below water level, necessitating the use of Cianbro designed cofferdams that fastened to the sides and heel of the piers. On average, the dedicated cofferdam team cycled four cofferdams per week with the assistance of a diving subcon-

tractor. Cianbro’s marine support crew moved numerous barges and floats with two onsite push boats. The substructure team jumped in on the concrete repair work inside the cofferdams as they became available, all while also remaining productive on the more expansive

North Grand Island Bridge Project Team Members Craig Alexander, Chris Bailey, Shawn Baker, Shane Baker, Kris Ballard, Russell Ballard, Cory Benedict, David Bousquet, Sean Briggs, James Browne, Christian Bryant, Jacob Burke, Ray Bush, Andrew Carll, Scott Clark, Joseph Clough, Robert Courtney, Milton Cruikshank, Kyle Delaney, Wayne Denny, Jason Despaw, Terry Dingman, Amy Donnelly, William Dumovich, Steven Eckrote, Michael Evanchak, Tyler Farmer, Alan Fisher, Daniel Foglia, Ondre Foster, Donald Fulmer, Jamie Fulmer, Todd Fulmer, Storm Fulmer, Zachary Gardiner, Robert Giangrande, Greg Ginnelly, Justin Gronowski, Brian Gruber, Michele Guyette, Brian Hartness, Robert Heyman, Lynn Hyde, Bradley Hyde, Christopher Hyde, Scott Jackson, Daryl Kelly, Cory Kendall, John Keszler, Donald Kuntz, Christopher Leonard, Brigitte Lievens, Donald Long, Jeffrey Lozier, James Matt, Douglas Maxellon, Amanda McDermott, Felix Medina, Michael Mitchell, Mark Moore, Erica Moreland, Shawn Muckenhirn, James Musselwhite, Brenda Nichols, Joseph Orlando, Robert Owens, Elwin Paige, Dustin Patchen, Philip Pelkey, Nolan Pelkey, Darren Pelletier, Felix Perez, Reed Perkins, Bradley Phillips, Adrian Price, Krystal Rains, Jacob Ramp, Kate Ransom, Nicholas Reddick, Adam Rock, Terrance Rose, Richard Rose, Jason Rourke, James Rusconi, Nicole Setzer, Kimberly Sieber, Bryan Siter, Larry Snowman, Kenneth Spear, Christopher Stevens, Dylan Stevenson, Carmen Tabone, Abigail Tallchief, Randy Thomas, L’toine Thompson, Joel Thurman, Scott Tierney, Eric Vivlamore, Travis Watson, Daniel Wiedmer, Francis Wik, Andre Wright, Robert Young

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above water repairs. The teamwork across trades allowed an activity that was originally scheduled to span the full two year length of the project to be fully completed in 2014, a major success for the project. The night ironworker crew fully removed and replaced the 4,000 foot long sidewalk on the northbound bridge, a milestone that was required to be completed in 2014. This work involved a total of 115 nightly single lane closures of the New York State Thruway Interstate 190. All lane closures were performed without incident for the Cianbro team and the travelling public, with zero damage claims. Upon closing the right travel lane each night, the Cianbro crew mobilized personnel, equipment and set tools in place to lift out the old sections of concrete sidewalk and install the new steel grid panels. Concrete placements were made as every 1,000 feet of grid panels were installed. A second ironworker crew installed support steel and structures for the new bridge signage and traffic lane designation signals. Working out of barge mounted aerial lifts in a total of eight locations, the team removed the existing steel and rivets and installed the new support steel supplied by Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation to the existing structure. The sign poles were then installed on top of the support steel using the 80 ton barge-mounted hydraulic crane, limiting the disruption to the travelling public. Lastly, the masts over the traffic lanes were set as part of the night shift lane closures. A third team of ironworkers focused on the replacement of 18 bridge bearings, spread out over five locations. Using a Cianbro designed and fabricated jacking system, the crew installed both temporary and permanent jacking steel prior to lifting the span with 300 to 500 ton jacks. Once the span was lifted, the crew removed the existing steel rocker bearings, formed and placed new pedestal concrete and then installed the new elastomeric bearings. All bearing work was completed successfully under live traffic loads. A small crew of painters completed the painting of the 15 steel pier nosings

on the northbound bridge. The team worked off of a barge and aerial lift using a vacuum recovery blaster to surface prep the heavily corroded steel before applying the three coat paint system. Upon completion of the nose painting, the focus shifted to supporting the steel and sidewalk crews with 4,000 square feet of touch-up painting to the existing bridge steel. Electrical crews worked on both the

35,000 feet of conduit and 100,000 feet of wire have been installed to date. The new lane designation system, which was the second contract required milestone for 2014, is fully operating on the northbound bridge. In total, the Cianbro project team has worked over 100,000 safe hours with zero recordable injuries. All work to date has been performed on schedule and within budget, leaving the project team

northbound and southbound bridges throughout the season on a full replacement of the conduit and wire for the bridge lighting system. All streetlights on the northbound bridge were replaced with new LED fixtures. New conduit, wire and junction boxes were also installed across the length of both bridges to power the new lane designation signal system and catwalk receptacles. A 1,100 foot concrete encased duct bank was installed from the bridge abutments to the toll utility building, in which new signal equipment and electrical panels were installed. Altogether, more than

well positioned for the 2015 construction season with the southbound bridge deck replacement as the sole focus. A small project management team is working through the winter at the site to plan this step-by-step nightly process, which involves the complete replacement of the 4,000 foot long bridge deck using precast Exodermic deck panels. In upcoming work, Cianbro crews will remove and replace between four and six sections of the deck in 8 by 24 foot sections nightly during nine-hour outages. 4 108,004 Project Safe Hours

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