VOLUME 43 NUMBER 1
P U B L I S H E D B Y T H E C I A N B R O C O M PA N I E S
IN THIS ISSUE:
Repairing a Presidentâ€™s Sea Walls: Page 3
Emergency Repairs at Sarah Long Bridge: Page 4
Building Projects, Building Careers
Mystic River Bridge Wrap-up: Page 43
CIANBRO Constructs First Floating Offshore Wind Turbine in North America Page 22
CHAIRMAN’S Message Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Safety and Wellness. Our focus in these areas has yielded significant improvement in CAPP observation rates and improvement in our Healthy Lifestyle Program, both of which allow us to improve our behaviors and eliminate injuries while managing our personal wellness. Congratulations for achieving another significant milestone in the history of our company and the construction industry: attaining 11.9 million work hours and over 46 consecutive months without a single lost work day. At Cianbro, success begins with each of us believing in ourselves, working as a team and constantly raising the bar. It is your dedication to excellence and hard work that distinguishes our people and company by achieving what others might consider to be impossible. Again, thank you for working safely! As is reflected by the wide range of articles in this edition of the Cianbro Chatter, our people with the support of their families have successfully responded to the many challenges and opportunities that our company has encountered over the last several years. The company’s successful growth is evident with nearly 4,000 team members deployed today in 40 different states doing a variety of work as required to meet the needs of our customers. Geographic and market diversification will support Cianbro’s continued growth and prosperity. Looking ahead globally, we recognize that the construction industry will be significantly challenged regardPete Vigue ing its ability to satisfy the future needs of public and private clients with a skilled and experienced workforce to offset the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. Our industry is shrinking in terms of experienced and capable people. Despite that, it is inevitable that our economy will rebound, investments in our country’s infrastructure will be forthcoming and there will be more work than good people available to perform the work. I am extremely optimistic and encouraged by the opportunities that will face our organization. In addition, the North American energy industry will continue to expand as the United States and Canada become global energy exporters, placing further demand on the need for a skilled workforce and experienced general contractors. Recognizing the opportunities ahead, we will continue to expand our educational initiatives for crafts people and leadership, teaching our team members new skills and preparing our company and its people to seize the opportunities of the future. Working together as a team, leveraging each other’s experiences, and embracing change will allow us to achieve success in the years to come. We must never forget that one of our core strengths is that we are innovative and creative builders who solve problems for our customers. With that said, it is equally important that we continue to challenge ourselves every day to work safely and improve our efficiency and productivity while taking the time to understand how best to support our customers and satisfy their needs. I’m extremely proud of what each of you has accomplished. Thank you for continuing to make our company successful. 2
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CHATTER PROJECT MAP & INDEX ME 14
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PROJECT MAP NUMBER 2
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
President's Sea Walls.......................... 3 Sarah Long Bridge.............................. 4 Little Bay Bridge.................................. 5 Arizona Avenue Bridge...................... 10 Procter & Gamble ............................. 13 Retaining Wall................................... 14 Bentonville LNG Plant....................... 15 Windsor-Augusta Pipeline................. 16 Concord Scrap Metals....................... 18 Saugatuck River Bridge..................... 18 Gas Compressor Station................... 19 Bangor Event Center......................... 20 Cooling Tower.................................... 24 Stack Replacement........................... 25 Black River Conversion..................... 26 Cumberland Civic Center.................. 27 Bates Bridge...................................... 28 Newark America................................ 28 CFCC Longfellow Bridge................... 31 Niantic Railroad Bridge...................... 32 Mystic River Bridge........................... 43
Chairman's Message............................... 2 High Voltage Transmission...................... 6 Substations.............................................. 8 Instructor of the Year............................. 10 Grounding Training.................................11 Starcon Videos...................................... 12 Safety Mentorship................................. 14 Natural Gas Infrastructure..................... 17 MAR Boy Scouts................................... 21 NCCCO Recognition............................. 21 Cover Story........................................... 22 Equipment Group SHARP..................... 24 Construction Ed Champ........................ 25 IT New Technologies............................. 29 Business Technology............................. 30 Letters................................................... 34 MAR Chili Cookoff................................. 35 Cianbro Retirees................................... 36 Anniversaries......................................... 37 In Memoriam......................................... 40 Eliminating Risk..................................... 42
L to R: Jerome Wood, Doug Ranks, Linc Denison Jr., Tom Belanger, President George H.W. Bush, Mike Varney, Pat Sughrue, Mike Franck
PRESIDENT BUSH’S SEA WALLS n
By Lincoln Denison, Jr
Cianbro has the honor of being awarded work on three sea walls at President George H.W. Bush’s summer home at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cianbro was approached by the Bush family to estimate the cost to repair a sea wall which was decimated by several ocean storms over the past several months, and to extend two additional sea walls to protect the property from future storm damage. The Cianbro team, led by Doug Ranks and including Tom Belanger, Mike Varney and Jerry Wood, began work on the damaged sea wall in anticipation of President and Mrs. Bush arriving in early May. President Bush himself The work entailed moving large pieces of rock came out to meet and back into place and groutshake hands with the ing the rock to protect the Cianbro crew during sea wall from the pounding surf. the footing placement. Next, the crew moved The president complito the two sea walls that mented the company, needed to be extended to saying he has “great provide storm-surge proconfidence in Cianbro.” tection for the driveway and roadways that lead to the president's house. The first order of business was to remove and preserve a line of rose bushes, which the crew accomplished with great care.
President Bush himself came out to meet and shake hands with the Cianbro crew during the footing placement. The president complimented the company, saying he has “great confidence in Cianbro.” Team members report that the experience of working for the Bush family has been wonderful. All the people that the Cianbro team has been involved with – including the Secret Service, other contractors, and the family themselves – have been kind, helpful, and very complimentary. 4 1,213 Project Safe Hours C I A N B R O S P R I N G / S U M M E R C H AT T E R
Emergency Repairs at the Sarah Long Bridge n
By John Merrill
On April 1, 2013, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine was damaged and subsequently closed when a tanker at the State Pier in New Hampshire came free of its moorings and collided with the bridge. The reopening of the bridge was given high priority by transportation officials in New Hampshire and Maine. Just downstream is the Memorial Bridge, which has been closed since 2011, when its structural conditions forced its closure and replacement. It is not scheduled to be opened until the summer of 2013. This left the Interstate 95 Piscataqua River Bridge as the only one of the three bridges open to vehicle traffic. Cianbro was chosen by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Transportation to perform the repairs. The wide range of resources Cianbro is able to offer made the company the natural selection. The temporary design group was involved from the very beginning assisting with the structural evaluations and designing the pile supported false work and temporary supporting members. The first fixed truss span on the New Hamp-
shire side was damaged enough that three members needed to be repaired before vehicle traffic could be returned to the bridge. The damaged vertical and diagonal members would be removed and replaced, and the damaged portion of the lower chord would first undergo heat straightening, then new steel members would be added to reinforce the section. The bridge also needed to be temporarily supported on pipe pile and false work. The false work was needed to support construction loading and to relieve the truss of its normal dead load stresses. The project presented many challenges in addition to the high level of urgency to reopen the bridge. The damaged area had to be accessed by traveling 400 feet across the railroad deck of the bridge. The barge crew would have to manage the tidal currents that the Piscataqua River is famous for. Construction also advanced while design was ongoing, so communication between all parties was critical. As the scope of work was determined, the equipment group quickly mobilized the specialized equipment needed to perform the work from the railroad deck and from the water. The design progressed and Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation fabricated all of the temporary supporting members, followed by the permanent replacement members. The transportation group delivered material and equipment from as far away as Texas in time to be implemented in the work. The first few weeks on site involved mobilizing, installing access, and removing lead paint from the areas needing repair. The crew was able to remove rivets
from the vertical and diagonal steel and replace them with temporary bolts making the eventual removal easier. The rivets in the lower chord were removed and replaced with the specialized bolts required for the repair. Temporary support steel was installed to support the road deck when the damaged members were removed. Alongside all of this work, a barge crew was mobilized, driving pile and installing the steel false work that would support the truss. The installation of the false work was completed on May 4th, when the bridge was jacked up. As soon as the bridge was supported, the damaged vertical and diagonal members were removed. The new members were installed shortly afterward and welding and bolt-up followed. Consultants specializing in heat straightening were brought in to assist the team, and the lower chord was successfully straightened. Next, the additional steel was installed on the lower chord. A final coat of paint, removal of the false work and jobsite access completed the job. Cianbro dedicated all of its available resources to getting the bridge open as quickly and safely as possible. On May 13, 2013, the bridge was reopened to vehicle traffic, two weeks ahead of the Memorial Day milestone. This project is testimony to Cianbroâ€™s capabilities and to the confidence that the companyâ€™s customers place in those capabilities.
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Brian Stebbins and Charlie Butts bolt up splice on girder
Little Bay Bridge Update n
By John Merrill
In the six months since the last Cianbro Chatter was released, the Little Bay Bridge team has reached several milestones and is continuing down the path towards completion in the fall of 2013. One of these milestones was the completion of the substructure concrete. The civil crew worked through the harsh winter to finish up the South Abutment, marking the end of an effort to place more than 5,000 cubic yards of substructure concrete on the project. The steel crew also worked through the same harsh and variable winter conditions in order to install the Phase Two structural steel girders. The team members were challenged with the first major obstacle before the first girder was even set. The plan involved two truck cranes working from the Phase One deck to set the Phase Two girders. One week before the first girders were scheduled to be installed, one of the two truck cranes suddenly became unavailable, creating a big challenge -- but at the same time a great opportunity -- for our team. Cianbroâ€™s temporary design team jumped into action and quickly changed the plan to work with the one remaining truck crane, and the use of hydraulic jacks rather than fabricated steel angel wings. The steel crew quickly adapted to the new plan and completed the installation of the project's 5,700,000 pounds of structural steel. This portion of the work was successfully completed with the installation of the three center span girders in early March. Upon completion of the structural steel,
the focus shifted to the portion of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that needed to be installed under the bridge. This work included the installation of nearly 17,000 linear feet of fiberglass conduit, nine bridge-mounted ITS equipment cabinets, twelve closed-circuit TV cameras mounted below the pier caps, and all of necessary fiber optic, network cable, and power conductors.
Phase Two concrete deck overlay, the work this summer and fall will include utility and approach work at each end of the bridge, final field drilling and bolt installation of the structural steel diaphragms, concrete bridge curb placements and bridge rail installation, remaining ITS components, and the remaining sections of bridge expansion joint. The team is proud to have worked more than 180,000 safe hours at Little Bay
Last girder lowered into place The completion of the structural steel and the bridge-mounted ITS led the entire project team to the remaining work on the bridge deck. The civil crew installed overhangs, soffit, and edge forms during the structural steel installation. The 612 Phase Two precast deck panels and shear studs were installed throughout April, and grout and rebar were installed throughout May. All of this work led to the concrete deck overlay being placed in June. In addition to the completion of the
Bridge. In addition to safety, the project is expected to wrap up on its original schedule date of September 2013, even with several change orders that added to the scope of work and the length of schedule. The Little Bay Bridge team is proud of all that has been accomplished thus far, and is looking forward to a safe and productive summer and the completion of the bridge.
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TRANSMISSION BUILDING POWER LINES, BUILDING MOMENTUM
There’s a saying in Maine, “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute, it will change.” There’s a parallel with the construction industry. In the field, a daily activity plan drafted in the morning most likely will be revisited and revised before day’s end. Why? Changes in field situations and conditions are inevitable; successfully adjusting to these changes is part of the Cianbro culture. There is a long history at Cianbro of team members rising to new challenges, developing solutions and successfully executing the plan.
The demand for new transmission and distribution lines has expanded dramatically in recent years. This demand has been fueled by the need to upgrade our nation’s aging transmission infrastructure. Renewable energy generation in remote locations has also created a need for new transmission lines to transport power from generation sites to heavily populated load centers. The need for new, state-of-the-art infrastructure in this country is significant and is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.
Change equals progress. Cianbro’s 64 years of success can be attributed in part to its ability to adapt successfully to changing times. To sustain the company, Cianbro “moves with the cheese,” to quote a bestselling parable by Spencer John on the benefits and rewards associated with anticipating, monitoring and embracing change. It’s not just about building bridges anymore. It’s about applying those skills and experiences team members gained as bridge builders and utilizing them in new industries. Positive attitudes, hard work and the ability to see opportunity within a changing economy have allowed Cianbro to expand beyond transportation projects and into eleven additional markets. One of these new markets which have taken off within the last few years is Transmission & Distribution.
Starting in 2003, Cianbro recognized this opportunity for growth and began to gather resources, educate team members and acquire specialized equipment necessary to support this new endeavor. Cianbro’s strengths in rigging, equipment operating, and the transporting and erecting of large structures, aligned well with the requirements needed for building power lines. Cianbro established a T&D workforce development model, allowing team members to progress as transmission technicians and/or journeyman line workers. Team members are dedicated to working safely and producing a quality work product. Cianbro has notched its climbing belt with a number of successful transmission and distribution projects. Exceeding the client’s expectations is how Cianbro is building its
Forwarder Operator Jordan Pomerleau
Lineman Apprentice Seth Wallace
Photographs by Shawna McKenney
reputation for excellence in power line construction. As the company builds relationships within this industry, Cianbro is in a better position to bid and secure a back log of energy projects. Utility corridors cover hundreds of miles of various landscapes; some are developed while others are extremely remote. With projects covering this amount of land, Cianbro added resources to manage and assess the environmental requirements associated with the industry. Environmental compliance and implementing best management practices are held in high regard by the company. Cianbro understands and appreciates its responsibility as an environmental steward. An environmental manager serves as a mentor to project team members by translating the requirements, providing education on environmental quality and conducting on-thejob training. With each structure set and wire clipped-in, Cianbro is earning the attention and respect of the industry’s top energy providers. Cianbro is gaining momentum as a leader in this niche market thanks to team members who embrace change, adapt their skills, and who take pride in their work.
APPRENTICE LINEMAN & GENERAL FOREMAN
Jimmy’s iron worker and rigger skills aligned well with Cianbro’s vision to contend in the power line building industry. Among the first students in the apprentice lineman program, Jimmy has contributed to wind turbine, substation and power line construction. Jimmy’s leadership style is calm and even-keeled; a direct reflection of his modest disposition. His standards for performance excellence and quality workmanship in the field earned him the respect of his peers, colleagues and clients alike. Jimmy’s adaptable nature has allowed him to experience all phases of construction, from anchor installation to wire pulling. His current role as a transmission line general foreman, overseeing pole spotting, framing and setting crews, is a direct result of his adaptability and work ethic in the field. While he would rather be contributing hands-on, having performed the work himself adds a valuable edge to his supervisory role. His perspective and knowledge allow better planning, coordination and less rework.
ASSISTANT LINE SUPERVISOR
Eric cut his teeth in construction as a high school/college summer intern performing carpentry, rod busting, steel work and other general laborer activities. For Eric, his career needed to be challenging, aligned with his passion for the outdoors, and had to encompass his interest in the capabilities and limitations of heavy machinery. Deciding on a degree in Construction Management, Eric worked his way through the company, gaining skills in project estimating and equipment management. His five year tenure as equipment engineer for Cianbro Equipment allowed him the experience to buy, sell, manage and assess the company’s equipment fleet. Those accumulated skills allowed Eric to return to the field in 2011 as Matting/Access Supervisor on Maine’s largest ever transmission line upgrade. With confidence, Eric welcomes the challenges and obstacles associated with this market, interpreting them as opportunities to stretch his planning and problemsolving skills. Currently, as assistant line supervisor, Eric contributes as a leader and more importantly as a learner; building his knowledge in the T&D industry one pole at a time.
The extensive environmental requirements associated with linear utility projects such as transmission, distribution, and gas line installation warrant the need for an environmental eye. Often referred to by team members as “Earth Mother,” Lauren brings an invaluable environmental perspective to construction. Lauren’s experience with various industry environmental requirements and as a state environmental regulator led to her position at Cianbro, performing environmental assessments for new facilities and projects. Her recommendations allow Cianbro the opportunity to develop and execute an environmental management plan for a project right at the starting line. What Lauren enjoys most about her role at Cianbro is “being able to make a difference on the front end of the project. The goal is to reach environmental compliance through ongoing team member training and education, so that we can avoid the non-compliance issues that generally occur when a contractor does not understand the requirements.”
corey blagdon APPRENTICE LINEMAN
Starting his career as a multitradesman, Corey has had his share of introductions to new skills. The knowledge and experience he gained as an ironworker and millwright in his first year at Cianbro quickly opened doors to utilize those skills while gaining new ones as part of the newly born transmission line group. A proven leader in utility pole framing and setting, Corey’s effective communication and dedication to quality work has provided Cianbro with a strong, versatile foreman who is able to mentor his crew on safe work practices and comprehending specification requirements. His motivation is fueled by his drive to further his career as a lineman. Corey’s current role on a wire crew builds credited hours toward his lineman certification. The ability to have a career that embraces the outdoors is truly fulfilling for Corey. Performing his work from the utility bucket or his climbing hooks is the icing on the cake.
Lineman Apprentices Dan Reuille and Nick Mayforth
Lineman Terry Malloy installs distribution line covers
SUBSTATIONS EXPANDING OUR FOOTPRINT, ADVANCING OUR PEOPLE Hannah Bass
Portraits by Shawna McKenney
It has been a busy winter and spring for team members assigned to Cianbro substations projects and the lively pace will continue throughout the summer construction season, as new substations projects kicking off in and outside of Maine and New England. As Cianbro’s footprint in the substations market continues to expand, so do the careers of team members. The substations teams are made up of a cross section of seasoned Cianbro craftspeople with long tenures in the substations business as well as those whose transferable expertise has made them invaluable to Cianbro’s ability to offer a depth and breadth of services to its utility clients. This cross section enables Cianbro to deliver its substation construction services on schedule, at a competitive price, while also providing comprehensive safety, environmental and QA/ QC programs. A small sampling of Cianbro’s cadre of substation professionals can be found on the opposite page. Below is a selection of Cianbro’s current substations projects. Bangor Hydro Electric Company Somesville Switching Station – Mt. Desert Island, Maine • Recently completed the above-grade build-out of a 34.5kV switchyard, which included a Control House fit out. CG Power Solutions USA, Inc NSAW North Campus Substation – Annapolis, Maryland • Currently working on an above-grade build-out of a 115/34.5 kV substation, scheduled to be completed in August 2013. Central Maine Power (CMP) Maine Power Reliability Program – Five EPC Substations • 115/220.127.116.11 kV substation in Monmouth complete/energized. • 345/115/13.8 kV substation in Benton, a 345/115 kV substation in Lewiston, and a 345 kV substation in Cumberland are currently in the commissioning/energization phase. • 345/115/34.5/34.8/12.47 kV substation in Windsor scheduled for completion Fall 2013. Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) Pinardville Substation – Pinardville, New Hampshire • Above-grade build-out of a 34.5/12kV substation, completed in July 2013.
Dominion Virginia Power Fuller Road Substation – Quantico, Virginia • Just began work on this 230/34.5 kV substation which includes above and below ground construction, caisson foundations, and some control house fit-out construction. Central Maine Power (CMP) Guilford Substation Bypass – Guilford, Maine • Currently working on a transmission line bypass and temporary substation to accommodate the complete rebuild of the present Guilford substation. Central Maine Power (CMP) Maine Power Reliability Program • Major upgrades to 345/115 kV substations in Kennebunk and Livermore Falls scheduled for summer 2013 completion. • Major upgrades to a 115 kV substation in Lewiston scheduled to be complete by end of 2013. • Minor upgrades to over a dozen Remote End substations are underway and scheduled to be complete by May 2014.
Ross Clapp and Mike Abbott install static lines
richard bachelder, jr. ELECTRICAL GENERAL FOREMAN
When Richard travels his early morning commute to perform his work in a live electrical substation, he uses the quiet time to “reset and focus” while reflecting on the serious responsibility that he and his crewmembers have to keep each other safe. While electrical hazards aren’t exclusive to substations, Richard’s diverse work experiences give him a great appreciation and a heightened awareness for the dangers inherent to substations. Keeping this awareness top of mind enables Richard and his crewmembers to return home safely every night, while also delivering quality, on-time work to Cianbro’s clients. Prior to Cianbro’s entry into the substations market, Richard began his career at Cianbro as an electrician and over the years has served a variety of bridge and industrial projects. When Cianbro expanded into the market approximately ten years ago, Richard worked under the tutelage of veteran Utility Superintendent, Lenny Jackson and soaked up the wealth of Lenny’s substations knowledge, which continues to guide Richard in his present work. Richard appreciates the clean, outdoor aspects of substations work, but equally enjoys the challenges presented by adapting to, and delivering on, client-driven preferences. Presently, Richard is on site, overseeing and coordinating upgrade work at over a dozen remote end substations as part of Maine’s largest bulk power system upgrade.
rob mayhew GENERAL FOREMAN
In his present assignment – addressing and coordinating substation turnover, commissioning support, and punchlist/warranty work – there is no such thing as a “typical day” for Rob Mayhew. One day, he and his crew could be completing final work items during pre-commissioning efforts, such as installing the taps on 155kV lines, and a few days later he is investigating a septic system alarm in a control house, and checking/maintaining the substations site’s stormwater controls. In between, he and his crew may be assisting with a last minute equipment change-out or coordinating with the Owner to ensure a safe and successful on-site milestone celebration. Rob is a licensed Master Electrician by trade, but his varied work assignments and experience over the past seven years have allowed him to develop a working familiarity with multiple disciplines – mechanical, civil electrical and iron work – key competencies for Cianbro’s present substations projects, which often encompass both below and above-grade packages. Rob’s substation experience flourished when he hit the ground running as an Electrical Foreman on a multi-site substations project that included a new control house, circuit breaker change outs, and wire pulling. Rob has since served Cianbro substation projects for multiple clients throughout New England and enjoys the challenges associated with working for different clients; in doing so, Rob keeps a fresh perspective on client preferences, safety and quality.
While there may be a particular hereditary component to Jeff Lerch’s personality that makes him well-suited for QA/QC work, it was his service as aircraft mechanic and inspector in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division that enabled Jeff to sharpen this personality trait into a skill, and ultimately a career. He has been focused on developing systems to ensure that Cianbro’s work meets the Owner’s specifications and that equipment and materials are installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. After six years with the 82nd Airborne Division and 4 years with a well-known manufacturer of aircraft landing systems, Jeff came to Cianbro in 2007 with a specialty and certifications in Non-destructive Testing (NDT). Jeff has helped Cianbro refine, maintain and support an in-house NDT technician program and is qualified to give trainings and practical and written exams. He is also a certified welding inspector and entered the substations work inspecting welds and developing QC plans for Cianbro’s substations clients. In his present post as the QA/QC manager for one of Cianbro’s largest substations projects, he helped develop a QC plan that incorporates Cianbro’s standard practices with project-specific manufacturer and Owner specifications and instructions. Jeff appreciates that substations work allows him to interact with diverse trades as well as observe how Cianbro crews focus equally on function and aesthetics. Jeff enjoys working with Cianbro’s Owner clients to develop systems that seek client input on installation procedures to make sure that all parties are satisfied with the final product.
The distinction of having the shortest commute for a Cianbro employee may go to O’Neil Boivin, who is presently the Superintendent assigned to Maine’s largest electrical substation currently under construction in O’Neil’s hometown of Windsor, Maine. This post is in stark contrast to the countless hours O’Neil spent on the road over the years managing electrical projects (and electrical portions of larger projects) from Central Maine to Massachusetts. O’Neil arrived at Cianbro as a self-employed licensed Master Electrician almost 25 years ago and came to be associated with substations work after serving various industrial and mill clients. Most often, this substation work involved upgrades that were part of a larger project, or may have included equipment change-outs in a substation adjacent to a facility in which Cianbro already had a presence. O’Neil also spent much of this period assisting (and learning from) veteran Utility Superintendent, Lenny Jackson. In his present post as a site Superintendent for an EPC Substation, O’Neil focuses on building trusted relationships with the client and maintaining a productive working relationship with Cianbro’s engineering subcontractor to maximize efficiencies. He does this by evaluating the substation design in the context of construction means and methods. These efforts, combined with observing Cianbro team members as they come together to complete the project safely and productively, are the most satisfying aspects of O’Neil’s work.
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Arizona Avenue Bridge Repair n
By Len Janssen
As a part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Capital Crescent Trail is highly travelled year round by walkers, joggers, and cyclists, both for commuting and recreation. The Arizona Avenue Bridge spans Canal Road, a major commuter thoroughfare for the Washington, D.C. area. The bridge was built in the early 20th Century and was originally used as a railroad bridge. The span connects Washington, D.C. to Virginia. Cianbro was tasked with replacing a steel girder that was impacted by a truck in February of 2012. In order to access the girder, a portion of the concrete decking had to be removed, along with eight steel stringers. All work had to be performed at night in order to minimize impacts to traffic, both on the trail and in the roadway. A temporary bridge was required in order to accommodate the mass amount of bikers and hikers that passed over the work area each day. Limited work time, due to the setup and removal of a 20 mile detour each night, tested the creativity of the team. Everyone involved went the extra mile through detailed planning in order to maximize efficiency during the five-hour work window each shift. Cianbro’s Arizona Avenue Bridge Repair crew hit their stride early and completed the project in mid-June. Hats off to the significant contributions of each team member, including: Marvin Alvarenga, Ulicer Castro, Paul Day, Aric Dreher, Mona Evy, Oscar Hernandez, Chris Holliday, Frank Holliday, Jr., Len Janssen, Paul Leighton, Juan Perez, Stan Tyszko, and Dave Walter.
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By Michelle Godsoe
Another member of the Cianbro Institute is being recognized nationally for their efforts and top-shelf training skills. At the 2013 ABC National Craft championship competition, Tony Ayotte was presented with the Craft Instructor of the Year award. Tony was nominated by his peers for this award and was selected the winner from a pool of six finalists. When presenting the award, ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock said, “Tony’s commitment to his students, and his willingness to go above and beyond to help them become the best and safest in their field, has earned him the title of the 2013 Craft Instructor of the year.” The nomination paperwork submitted for review consisted of a letter from Tony’s mentor Ed LePage, who is a former recipient of this award, and several letters from previous students in Tony’s pipefitter classes. Committee members reviewing the candidates said all six of the trainers had impressive resumes. What set Tony’s nomination apart were the letters from his former students telling of the dedication and above-the-call-of-duty assistance that he was willing to give to help them succeed in the pipefitting field. “Cianbro is very proud of Tony’s accomplishments,” Said Cianbro’s HSE Vice President Mike Bennett. “He is passionate about the craft profession and believes in developing people. He cares deeply for those who want to pursue a career in the trades and is constantly following up with the projects to ensure that his trainees have the opportunities to apply their learning. The effort and passion Tony displays every day is real and heartfelt. Although he doesn’t do it for the accolades, this is a wonderful recognition of his contribution to the construction industry and to the Cianbro family. Please join us in congratulating Tony for this national recognition. It is well deserved.” As a recipient of this award, Tony was awarded a cash prize from the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation, and a notebook computer and leather jacket from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Grounding Training Initiative n
By Jon Sacks
The Cianbro Transmission, Distribution and Substation construction group consists of over 250 team members working on multiple jobsites for an array of utility clients in six states. This group has grown from a nucleus of less than 20 working as part of the Northern New England industrial operations group, and includes managers, supervisors, administrators, safety professionals, quality control inspectors, equipment operators, transmission line constructors, sub-station electricians, iron workers, civil constructors, high-voltage linemen and apprentices. In addition, sub-contractors and joint venture partners are closely integrated into Cianbro’s projects. In order to ensure that all members of the team are on the same page when it comes to electrical safety, Cianbro has initiated a comprehensive protective grounding training program, which kicked off in the latter portion of Q1 and is scheduled to wrap up in early Q3 of 2013. In the T&D industry, there are different levels of understanding of the risks and nature of hazards while working on “de-energized lines” on a transmission right of way (ROW) or while constructing a new substation. Cianbro’s clients, as well as the various sub-contractors, approach each project with their own standards and work practices regarding protective grounding. In 2012, T&D management hired industry expert Wayne Blackley of ATC Training from Dallas, Texas. His assignment was to teach a two-day grounding class in Portland, Maine to the management group of T&D. After the two-day session, the decision was made to
Paying close attention: Peter Heartquist, Brandon Wilson, Jeff Chandler, Dale Wilson, Eric Saucier develop a Cianbro grounding class which would borrow elements of Wayne’s program and create a customized curriculum adapted to Cianbro’s workforce, projects and structure. The decision led to an intense week of training for Cianbro safety professionals Dan Thibeault, Justin Ladd, Garrett Plourde, Lineworker Foreman Bruce Chesley and Craft Training Manager Jonathan Sacks who learned directly from Wayne in a personalized Train the Trainer session. Wayne queried and drilled the group persistently, demanding them to answer the question, “Why are certain practices to be used in any given circumstance?” Blackley’s emphasis is on the workers understanding not only “what” should be done in various grounding situations, but also “why.” He sought not simply an emphasis on compliance but on understanding and problem solving. Through the first part of 2013, the team worked to identify real life examples and lessons learned to supplement ATC’s material and to create an interactive two-day training class designed to connect with all team members working on any T&D or substation project. In February, the customized two-day
Lineworker Foreman Bruce Chesley delivers a lesson
class was tested by Project Superintendent O’Neil Boivin; Safety Professionals Shane Ennis, Justin Ladd and Dan Thibeault; General Foreman Richard Bachelder; Foreman Leigh Ross; Lineman apprentice/ electrician Justin Murray; Transmission Manager of Projects Paul Franceschi and Substation Manager of Projects Troy Martin. After the session, they gave the “thumbs up” to roll out the new training. The class consists of a written test, group analysis of jobsite scenarios and lessons learned, hands-on applications, and a review of the new Cianbro Overhead Protective Grounding Procedure guide. Since February, Bruce Chesley and Jon Sacks of the Cianbro Institute have taught 12 additional two-day classes in Pittsfield and one in South Manheim, Pennsylvania to approximately 100 team members. Jerry Upton of Cianbro’s Equipment Group fully participated in the first session of the rollout. His motivation was to understand the work and tool use so he could better support the needs of the operations group. Allyson Coombs, Allison McDonough and Adam Tower of the T&D Human Resources group have worked with all of the jobsites to select a cross section of team members to staff each class. In order to foster interaction and group participation, the classes are made up of eight to twelve team members integrated from transmission, distribution and substation projects. Classes will continue through the summer until all members of the T&D Operations group have been trained. The goal of all who took part in this development is an educated and skilled work force which can perform effectively and safely with consistency. This training initiative has been the result of project management, safety teams, and equipment personnel working together with the Cianbro Institute.
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Starcon Adopts Homegrown Video Productions into Safety Training n
By Michael Caughey
Providing quality training to team members is critical to Starcon’s goals of providing service excellence and Beyond Zero incidents. The team members at Starcon’s Canton, Ohio site are always looking for ways to improve the effectiveness of training programs through instructor-led, hands-on and video training. Videos offer a secondary benefit in their usefulness to other sites and provide tangible examples to existing and potential clients of Starcon’s commitment to excellence. Two recent videos have been produced through collaboration between leaders from the Canton maintenance site, the Starcon corporate office, and Cianbro. These videos cover material handling during scaffold erection and dismantling, and the proper method for donning and doffing personal protective equipment for work in an HF Alky Unit. These two videos follow the Starcon Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) video that was filmed at the Canton and Catlettsburg sites early in 2012. Material Handling during Scaffold Erection and Dismantling:
This video project was spearheaded by Starcon Scaffolding Manager René Delatte and Scaffolding Superintendent Kelly “Shippy” Sexton. The capable crew included: Jorge Garcia, Jiovany Iraheta, and Sergio Salinas. Starcon expanded their scaffolding operations in 2012 and saw the number of incidents, including injuries, go up during the year. The video project was an idea contrived in the field to reinforce safe work procedures and to demonstrate to team members new to the Left to right: Kelly Sexton, Jorge Garcia, Jiovany Iraheta, Sergio Salinas, and René Delatte.
scaffolding field the techniques for planning, staging, and executing scaffolding work while minimizing risk of injury. The video is 40 minutes long and takes the viewer through the entire process of preparing for scaffold erection, actual scaffold erection, scaffold inspection and scaffold dismantling. The
hydrofluoric acid can cause permanent and irreparable physical damage, and even death. Starcon has the latest in personal protection and decontamination equipment and utilizes several levels and types of training for team members prior to allowing them to work in an HF-Alky unit. Computer based training and even
These two video projects highlight the resourcefulness of Starcon team members and contribute to the company’s Beyond Zero Safety Culture by demonstrating how risks can be mitigated and injuries avoided.
video presentation can easily be broken down into shorter segments to focus on specific scaffolding activities. Proper Method to Don and Doff HF-Alky PPE:
This video was the brain-child of Marathon Canton Site Safety Supervisor Terry Johns, and Marathon Canton Mechanical Superintendent Mike Rule. Assistance was provided by: Adam
Bechtol, Willie Bryant, Michael Caughey, Kevin Cochenour, Curt Jays, John Krinen, and Matt Orndorff.
Starcon is recognized as a leader in HF-Alky work. The sterling reputation has created new opportunities in this extremely dangerous field. One tiny drop of
instructor-led training do not provide the visual impact of a video demonstration. The HF-Alky PPE video is a huge addition to our HF-Alky training program. These two video projects highlight the resourcefulness of Starcon team members and contribute to the company’s Beyond Zero Safety Culture by demonstrating how risks can be mitigated and injuries avoided. The professionalism demonstrated by the Starcon team members in the films is a practical example of the company’s commitment to safety and excellence.
P&G Auburn: Conestoga Project Update n
By Dan Mooney and Tim Stauder
The Cianbro Project Team successfully completed Phase One (New Building) of the Conestoga Business Expansion in April with Phase Two (Equipment Installation) completed right on its heels. Accelerating the schedule during the first three months of the project allowed the building to be dried-in prior to winter. Installed process equipment is currently being commissioned and readied for production. The project has an excellent safety record with just two first aid cases in 50,000 hours worked. In addition to the Cianbro workforce, nearly two dozen subcontractors were involved in the project. There are good stories to tell, like the relocation of the entire exterior west wall by 120 feet to the west where it is now being reused. Floor to ceiling glass walls line two sides of the mezzanine conference rooms and offices that overlook the factory floor beneath. The Conestoga Project is a nice encore to the 2007 West Wing addition and very similar in size (approximately 52,000 square feet with three production lines). On the mechanical and electrical side of things, the new manufacturing line installation at P&G Auburn was completed in record time. Crew selection was a major factor in the successful line installation. Team members who had been involved with the three previous line installations were utilized and their knowledge and experience accelerated Line 65 to a new level. A total of 17 modules had to be set to a precise tolerance of less than 0.5 millimeters. Some of the modules consisted of more than one section that were set and connected to each other to encompass the single module. To achieve the very precise tolerance, each piece of the modules has a mirror back plate that was optically aligned using reference datum points embedded in the concrete. To maneuver the modules into place, an air puck system was used which allowed the team members to roughset the multi-thousand pound modules using merely the force of a single hand. Tying a majority of the modules together are aluminum conveyor systems that are installed by Cianbro team members. The conveyor system tying the line together carries the applicators and product toward the middle of the production line consisting of approximately 200 feet of travel. To transport the product from the end of the line to where it gets packaged is approximately 400 feet of conveyor that is suspended from the buildingâ€™s structural steel. Other systems incorporated in the line to support the moduleâ€™s functions are a vacuum system, compressed air system, chilled water system, and countless amounts of electrical and fiber optic cable, all self-performed work by Cianbro. There is also a free-standing gantry steel system to mount the electrical cabinets and vacuum system duct. Overall the project was a huge success, having been completed in a safe manner and in record time. The Line 65 installation has set the standard for a pearl line installation across the board and the best practices developed on the project will be utilized in the two future lines scheduled to be installed within the next couple years. P&G is very pleased with how the install went, thanks to the crew and support of: Josh Brown, Steve Camire, Eben Campbell, Eugene Carey, Seth Cates, Kim Chapman, Jason Chicoine, Roland Clark, Stacy Clement, John Colburn, Garth Conrad, Clarence Cote, Jake Cotnoir, William Davis, Mike Edwards, Eric Goodale, Tim Gorham, Ryan Graves, Deb Grignon, Charles Handley, Gary Hanmer, Jason Harris, Michael Hoschouer, Ed Hutchens, Timothy Jackson, Russell Lane, Leo LaPointe, Mike Lessard, Joseph Lucas, Richard Lyons, Stephen Mitchell, Dan Mooney, Brian Pelletier, Allan Pressey, Mike Raven, Madrid Roddy, James Rossi, Joy Schobel, Ernie Selberg, Dave Sutcliffe, Tim Whitmore, and Ken Woodcock.
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Cultivating a Safe Workforce: Cianbro’s Safety Mentorship Program n
Shaw Brother’s Retaining Wall n
By Jeff Giggey
The Shaw Brother’s Retaining Wall project in Yarmouth, Maine was awarded to Cianbro thanks to the company’s past experiences working with Shaw Brothers. The total scope of the project included re-routing Interstate 295’s Exit 15 off-ramp, the addition of a northbound on-ramp, a new park and ride, and re-routing the southbound on-ramp that Shaw Brothers constructed. Cianbro was contracted to install the cast-inplace retaining wall, as well as to install soil nails, precast gutters, and precast barriers. Cianbro subcontracted out the installation of the soil nails to Schnabel Foundation Company of Massachusetts, who has worked for Cianbro in the past. Schnabel installed approximately 90 soil nails and around 1,800 square feet of shotcrete wall, varying in thickness from four to eight inches. Once the soil nails were installed, Cianbro built one-sided forms out of patent structures and a form ply facing. The onesided forms are supported by pipe braces at the bottom and coupling attachments to the new soil nails throughout the wall system. The Cianbro team also installed a precast rain gutter system at the top of the retaining wall and a precast barrier that runs at the base of the wall. One of the biggest challenges for this project was the tight schedule. The Exit 15 ramps had to be open by June 28th for the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Another challenge the Cianbro team overcame was the installation of soil nails near existing piles and in unstable soil conditions. Nonetheless, the team overcame these challenges safely and productively.
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By Dan Coffey
Cianbro takes great pride in the continuous ability to improve as a company and to foster an environment of growth for team members who are collectively responsible for the company’s successes. Among Cianbro’s greatest assets is the good fortune to have many individuals who have been longtime team members. These veteran team members possess a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the rest of the team. It’s crucial in the development of Cianbro’s new team members that the company provides the opportunity for newcomers to build relationships with more experienced veterans and to seek guidance from those experienced men and women when needed. In light of that philosophy, Cianbro has developed a Safety Specialist Mentorship Program to aid in the progression of new safety specialists. The program provides a consistent learning experience among new team members, setting them up for success by ensuring a sufficient understanding of the safety role before the trainees take on responsibilities in the field. The mentorship program runs for one year, and begins with a five week hands-on job shadowing assignment during which the new team member works side-by-side with a curMentor Kris Chipman, rent safety specialist, Mentee Julio Matul and or specialists. At the Yard Foreman Mark Carbone end of this five week at Georgetown Fab Shop period, the mentee’s supervisor deterThe safety of Cianbro’s team mines if the new team member is ready to be members is the company’s first assigned to their own priority. The implementation of the jobsite or if more shadowing is necessary. mentorship program is a valuable The program timeline addition to Cianbro... lays out items that the mentee should be exposed to, and should demonstrate proficiency in. Proficiency is checked within the first five weeks, again within six months, and finally within one year of hire. The program also incorporates required/recommended training for the mentee to pursue along the way. Each week, the mentor and mentee meet (via phone call or face-to-face) and discuss questions or concerns while the mentor provides guidance. This is the most important aspect of the mentorship program. It will be crucial that the mentor and mentee mesh and develop a solid relationship that fosters an environment of ongoing two-way communication. The supervisor of the new safety specialist will complete a mentee evaluation sheet at the five week, six month, and one year mark. Since the same evaluation sheet is filled out three times over the course of the year, the progression of data will help to show the mentee’s growth in each of the scored categories, as well as where improvement is needed. The mentor will review each evaluation with their mentee and help coach them in the necessary steps for improvement. The safety of Cianbro’s team members is the company’s first priority. The implementation of the mentorship program is a valuable addition to Cianbro and will translate into better trained safety specialists and safer jobsites. The program will also contribute to the formation of a bond between mentor and mentee that, ideally, will carry on throughout the remainder of their Cianbro careers. The program is a perfect example of Cianbro’s ongoing ability to identify an area for improvement and to take the necessary actions that further evolve the company.
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Bentonville LNG Plant Upgrades and Modifications Project n
By John Lee
Team members at the Bentonville Plant Upgrades and Modifications Project in Four Oaks, North Carolina are working to finish up another safe and successful Cianbro project. Cianbro’s first contract with Piedmont Natural Gas Company started on August 17, 2012 adding equipment to upgrade the LNG vaporization, liquefaction and stand by capabilities for Piedmont’s Bentonville LNG Plant. The project, which involves civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and controls work packages, must be completed by each phase milestone date. The first phase milestone was met by a combined effort from Cianbro and Watson Electric, Cianbro’s electrical subcontractor. Team members worked around the clock to install 350 linear feet of a 16 inch .500 wall send out line and install MI cable to go from the heater building to the top of the LNG storage tank. Despite facing challenges along the way, team members pulled together and safely completed the first milestone on time.
The second phase of the project is currently under way. Team members have erected Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation’s fabricated pipe support steel in the heater building and stainless structural steel for the vaporizers. The mechanical work package includes installing 5,700 linear feet of carbon steel and 750 linear feet of stainless steel pipe, setting various equipment including three Johnston Boilers, three vaporizers, a glycol tank, nine pumps, air compressor dryer and receiver and two generators. The electrical work package, which is being performed by Watson Electric, includes installing a medium voltage switchgear, medium voltage wiring, and installing low voltage equipment including Motor Control Centers, Variable Frequency Drives, transformers, branch circuit panels, associated raceways and wiring. After successfully completing the first milestone, Cianbro has picked up the controls and instrumentation work package. The package includes installation of all Programmable Logic Controller and I/O related items that relate to plant control for all three phases (vaporization, liquefaction and stand by), installation of an ESD system, associated
cable trays and wiring, as well as new and upgraded instruments. With 32,000 safe work hours in the books, team members are working to complete the project safely, on time and under budget. By showcasing our quality workmanship, safety culture, and completing the project on time, the team hopes that the achievements will lead to continued work with Piedmont Natural Gas Company in the future. Special thanks to Senior Project Engineer Chow Hwang, Project Superintendent Chuck Brower, Assistant Project Superintendent Jeff Hetzer, Safety Professional Terry Lemieux, Senior Project Engineer Lance Keen, QA/QC Jon Gliniewicz, Pipefitting Foreman Ron Wheeler, General Foreman Seth Norton, Electrical Foreman Jorge Castro, Electrical Foreman Greg Cannady, Ironworker Foreman Paul Leighton, Foreman Scott Young, Pipefitting Foreman Bernie DiAngelo, Foreman Bill Handy, Assistant Project Superintendent Kevin O’Neill and all of the team members at the HR department and the Fab Shop.
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Windsor to Augusta Pipeline n
By Rick Bartucca
The Windsor to Augusta pipeline in central Maine is underway and progressing well. The project is a continuation of last fall’s culvert crossing project. The project will bring 11.5 miles of pipeline from the Windsor tie-in point to the Cony Road junction in Augusta. This is the first project in what seems to be many for the State of Maine in building an infrastructure network of natural gas pipelines. This project also has very high public visibility. The Cianbro name is at the center of it all. Cianbro’s scope is to fabricate 12-inch .250 wall carbon steel pipe and assist Shaw Brothers with rigging and putting the pipe into the trenches. Led by the supervision team of Rick 16
“Our team is doing an amazing job with coordination and communication. The front line supervisors have really taken the ball and run with it.”
Bartucca, Gary Parker, Rod MacKay, Craig LePage, Ben Jasud, Dan Brown, and Eric Lewin, the project quickly got
off to a torrid pace, with several new methods of construction being put into place. “Logistics is the key to this whole project,” said Project Manager Rick Bartucca. “We are a subcontractor to Enterprise Trenchless Technologies, Incorporated and are working with Shaw Brothers Incorporated. We are confined to the size of each lane closure, have to stay ahead of Shaw Brothers with welding, and need to layout pipe at the leading edge of the lane closure on a daily basis. There are many cylinders that need to be firing in the right sequence or we have major impacts that have a waterfall effect on all three companies. Our team is doing an amazing job with coordination and communication. The front line supervisors have really taken
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the ball and run with it.” “The inter-craft coordination has been outstanding!” says Project Superintendent Gary Parker. “To have a group of different crafts in complete coordination, down to where the fitters are making a fit in ten to 15 minutes and welders are making welds in 25 minutes, or a team of operators and riggers are able to walk a 500 foot piece of pipe 600 feet in less than 25 minutes with fixed excavators working in unison - that is a real testament to how well these guys are working together. Each group is helping the other group to be as efficient as possible, and that is why we are progressing so well.” With scope continuing to be added, the project is estimated for substantial completion by October 1st, 2013. 4 24,599 Project Safe Hours
Cianbro Natural Gas Infrastructure Update n
By Edward McCormick
The 2013 construction season has witnessed a continuation of Cianbro Corporation’s successful support of the energy industry with natural gas related infrastructure project awards throughout the company’s footprint. Across all regions, a significant portion of Cianbro’s 2013 work supports multiple components of the fuel transmission and distribution industry value chain. Examples of recent and current projects can be found within this edition of the Chatter and range geographically from Northern New England to the Southern Mid-Atlantic States. The ability of team members to plan, manage, and safely execute quality work continues to be the key to the company’s success. Ongoing opportunities within the natural gas transmission industry provide Cianbro an avenue to demonstrate core self-perform capabilities in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical construction, as well as strong relationships with key subcontractor partners.
In Maine, Cianbro is engaged with Enterprise Trenchless Technologies (ETTI) in the construction of a ten mile, 12 inch, natural gas pipeline lateral from Windsor to Augusta for Maine Natural Gas (see page 16). In Northeast Pennsylvania, Cianbro recently completed phase one construction of a natural gas compressor station for DTE Energy (see page 19) and has recently been awarded additional projects. These projects are an integral component of a new gathering system that will provide economical clean-burning natural gas to Northeast markets. In Central Pennsylvania, Cianbro has mobilized on an important pipe modification project at an existing interstate natural gas transmission compressor station for long-term client Dominion Transmission. In South Eastern Pennsylvania, the company has begun construction of a greenfield compressor station for local distribution company, Eastern Shores Natural Gas. And in Maryland, Cianbro is supporting the modernization of an electric driven compressor station for the NiSource Columbia Pipeline
Team members Chris Gerold, Dennis Beisaw and Rodney Leach
Group. Our resume in LNG facility construction, honed at Dominion’s Cove Point terminal in Lusby, Maryland has also expanded with recent projects for Piedmont Natural Gas in North Carolina and the award of a modernization project from NiSource at the Chesapeake LNG facility in Virginia. Rapidly increasing domestic production of low cost natural gas is having an increasing impact on multiple industries including domestic manufacturing. This transformation would have been unthinkable a decade ago. For example, at an existing manufacturing plant in Central Massachusetts, Cianbro recently completed construction of a compressed natural gas (CNG) unloading facility for Express Natural Gas. In an area with limited access to existing pipeline infrastructure, this type of unloading facility will allow the manufacturer to recognize the benefits of a lower cost, lower emission fuel source via truckable CNG. The common denominator in all of these projects is the absolute demand for safety and quality. As a member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation (INGAA Foundation), Cianbro subscribes to the guiding principles that support the Foundation’s mission. INGAA'S principals are closely aligned with Cianbro’s Mission and Values and include a commitment to safe operation, an accident free work environment, and the continuing promotion of a safety culture within the company. As importantly, these principles also include a commitment to being a good neighbor within the communities where Cianbro works, to achieve full regulatory compliance, and to act with integrity. With continued increases in domestic production, especially throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas, industry experts including the INGAA Foundation and the US Energy Information Administration anticipate continued demand for safe and efficient natural gas transmission infrastructure. As the demand continues, Cianbro will be there to support the long-term needs of our customers and the communities which they serve.
...INGAA's principals are closely aligned with Cianbro’s Mission and Values and include a commitment to safe operation, an accident free work environment, and the continuing promotion of a safety culture within the company.
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Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. - Concord Scrap Metals Recovery System Installation n
By Gary Taylor
In late February 2013, Cianbro’s Northern New England Power and Industrial Team was awarded a scrap metals recovery system installation project at the Wheelabrator Technologies waste-to-energy facility in Concord, New Hampshire. The project scope involved the installation of a new metals recovery system added to the existing number two ash handling train. Work on the project included demolition of a portion of the existing ash handling building. A new concrete foundation was constructed for a new non-ferrous bunker. New structural steel was erected to replace the removed steel, and an elevated concrete slab was poured to support the new equipment. The new equipment installed included conveyors, screens, feeders, a drum magnet, an eddy current separator, a rotary feeder, slide gates, and chutes. Also included was the demolition, relocations, and modification of existing equipment to allow integration with the new metals recovery system. Construction on the project began in early March. By mid-May, the crew had completed the concrete foundation and site work as well as most of the building structural steel, except for a portion of the new roof steel which was left out, in order to allow for equipment installation. In addition, the elevated slab had been poured and a majority of the new equipment had been installed. The final tie-in of the new system occurred during the shutdown of the number two ash handling train, which began on May 29 and lasted 14 days. The system started up in late June. Under the supervision of Assistant Project Superintendent Butch Rackliff, with Civil Foremen Doug Ranks and Wayne McNally, Structural Steel and Rigging Foremen Paul Holmquist and Buster Grignon, Night Foreman Phil Pelkey, and Mechanical Foremen Garry Billings and Jim Towle, Cianbro crews put forth a great effort and met the milestone dates prior to the shutdown. They also detailed the shutdown schedule and activities to meet the completion date. Great effort by all!
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Saugatuck River Bridge Repairs n
By Dan Butler
In early January of 2013, the Connecticut Department of Transportation solicited Cianbro to perform emergency repairs on the oldest continuously operating swing bridge in the state, the Saugatuck River Bridge. The tidal surges produced by super storm Sandy caused the majority of mechanical, electrical components, and conduit to become submerged during several tide cycles. This submersion caused electrical switches to fail, resulting in the failure of the bridge jacking system. By late January, Cianbro had retained Stafford Bandlow Engineering, Inc. (SBE) as the Engineer of Record and began to expand the scope of work required to get this historic structure back in service to marine traffic. While scope development was taking place, marine/civil crews were mobilizing a 30 foot by 40 foot Shugart barge, outfitting it with tools and equipment, and mobilizing a small yard/laydown area. Cianbro’s civil crew, led by General Foreman Rob Young, began the project by installing temporary and permanent access. Once installed, civil and electrical crews began taking the electrical system offline and removing switches, sensors, and mechanical drive components. Mechanical components were shipped to machine facilities where they were refurbished to original operating condition. Electrical components were replaced with all-new equipment and material. Field Superintendent Gary Nash assumed responsibility for the overall installation Structural touch-up painting took place under the guidance of Quality Control Inspector Jim Rusconi while the equipment was
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offsite. This work addressed the areas of the mechanical and electrical equipment and the need to paint all moving/stationary machinery per OSHA guidelines. Crews also took this time to clean/inspect/ lubricate and install new seals on the balance wheel, center bearing, and pinion shaft. With the components refurbished and returned, crews then installed the main drive system and bridge jacking system with the aid of Millwright Foreman Mark Ashline and SBE. Electrical crews installed new conduit, wiring, junction boxes, marine navigational lights, and sensors/switches. Work was completed in July of 2013.
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CDP-1 Gas Compressor Station Project for DTE Energy n
By Bruce Brown
Cianbro’s Southern New England Region was awarded the contract for construction of the Susquehanna Gathering Company I, LLC “CDP-1” Gas Compressor Station Project in New Milford, Pennsylvania, by parent company DTE Energy. The project scope included significant civil excavation and backfill (Cianbro installed over 45,000 tons of compacted fill to bring the site to grade), mechanical gas piping/welding/coating, electrical, and instrumentation construction. The project included the construction of a compressor building housing six 1,270 horsepower compressors; one utility building housing motor control center, fiber optic and Ethernet control systems; installation of three inlet separator tanks (aka “slug catchers); structural/mechanical/electrical construction
of fuel skid; installation of waste tanks and blow down silencers; construction of temporary access roads; and tying into existing gas lines at the launcher/ receiver site. The project worked almost around the clock for several weeks to meet the client’s very aggressive completion date. The excavation, concrete pours, and tie into gas mains were difficult in that the existing gas mains were live. This meant careful planning and coordination which required Cianbro to work with DTE Operations to ensure safety and lock out tag out criteria were met and satisfied. This was a fast-track project with final completion scheduled for just twelve weeks post-award. This project represented the culmination of great preplanning with resultant execution of plan, and required relationship-building with DTE which portrayed a true Cianbro team effort. The Project Team that contributed to
the efforts included Bruce Brown,
Steve Dube, Bill Richardson, James Flear, Kim Sieber, Brian Hartness, Doug Standbridge, Cortney Flenke, Eric Brazeau, Scott Jackson, Aron Boothe, Mike Ziolko, Mike Mitchell, Julie Carmody, Don Smith, Jeremy Mace, Kevin Talley, Fred Pina, Hannah Bass, Ed McCormick, and Scott Thies. The
SNE Cianbro Equipment group of Tom McVaney, Tom Popick, and Susan Scheyd assisted in ensuring that all equipment items that arose throughout the accelerated project were handled in a timely manner. This was an important project for Cianbro which will help position the company for future work. It builds on Cianbro’s past success and adds to the growing resume of safely constructed natural gas and liquids mid-stream infrastructure projects across all three Cianbro Regions. 4 8,882 Project Safe Hours
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BANGOR EVENT CENTER:
Cianbro Completes Arena Months Ahead of Schedule n
By David Brookings
The newest ornament on the skyline of the City of Bangor -- the Cross Center Clock Tower — is illuminated and ticking away. On April 1st, Cianbro’s Construction Management team turned over Phase I (building envelope and interior) of the arena and convention center to the Cross Center’s operator, Global Spectrum. Cianbro finished the construction of the 220,000 square foot building six months ahead of schedule and the project came in well under budget. Most importantly, the safety record showed that Cianbro and the people it employed amassed 440,310 work hours without a lost time injury. These numbers speak to the constant awareness of the management team and to the support from all the subcontractors, many of whom have adopted Cianbro’s safety culture as their company policy. On April 14th, Cianbro held a luncheon for all 54 sub-contractors employing more than 1,235 Maine people. Project Manager Dave Stenzel welcomed the crowd to the catered lunch from a podium set within a backdrop of the finished Arena. Senior Project Manager Jon DiCentes reiterated, “this job and all other jobs have been and
will continue to be about the people working safely and successfully to produce a quality product.” Also in attendance was Cianbro CEO Pete Vigue, who addressed the people with his passion for great possibilities. “Maine is not at the end of the road, but in the middle,” said Pete. “We can compete with everyone else and do it successfully.” Without skipping a beat, the Construction Management team exited the arena’s thresholds and focused on the landscape. The sub-contractor crews have been working on grading the earth for the paved pathways that meander around the building. The paths come together around the large green space at the South East Entry. The new site-plan details numerous gardens of boulders, flowers, shrubs, and trees. Once the larger vegetation is in place, the grass seeds will be sowed. Red-toned brick paving is being placed in multiple patterns at all the entrances. The site will once again become a piece of the surrounding City when the jersey barriers are moved from the border of the new arena to the boundary of the old. Demolition of the old Bangor Auditorium began at the end of May. The biggest challenge with the demolition was the removal of asbestos and other hazardous materi-
als. The Auditorium’s exterior shell was comprised of only a thin layer of corrugated asbestos. The siding was so thin that light could be seen seeping through the seams of the panels during the day. The abatement process of the hazardous materials had the greatest impact on the schedule due to the vast quantity and technical labor involved. The delicate process of asbestos removal requires that each piece be wrapped in plastic and put into a special waste dumpster. This ensured that particles did not enter the air. The building was essentially taken down to bare bones before the heavy machinery came in. The structure was felled by large-scale excavators working in tandem on opposite sides of the building. The final truck load of 50 year old debris was removed from the site within six weeks of the start date. Team Members Joe Campbell, Steve Lavallee, Jon DiCentes, Tammy Vance, Michael Gomes, Dave Stenzel, Dave Brookings, and Adam Eastman worked very hard to manage a successful high profile project as Construction Managers and to assure a safe and high-quality product for the City of Bangor.
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Cianbro Delivers for Boy Scout Troop 1000 n
By Mike McGeady
Continuing a history of commitment to the life skills taught by Boy Scouts of America, Cianbro Team Members Louis Conley and Mike McGeady volunteered their time and muscle power on March 16th for a day-long mulch delivery project to raise funds for Troop 1000 summer programs. Supported by resources from the leader of MAR’s Equipment Group Mike Potter and his team, Cianbro team members helped deliver more than 3,500 bags of mulch to neighborhoods across north Baltimore. Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Troop 1000 is a “high adventure” troop based at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. Over the past few years, scouts and adult leaders have visited the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and the Florida Keys Sea Base; experienced travel to the German countryside for multiple outdoor activities along with visiting castles and museums; traveled to England for canal boating; to Ireland for biking; to the Adirondacks for canoeing and mountain hiking; and to Utah and Colorado for rafting, mountain biking, hiking and horseback-riding. “This year’s fundraising event for Boy Scout Troop 1000 was a big success, and contributing organizations like Cianbro played an important part” said Tom Hosford, the Scoutmaster of Troop 1000. “Without contributions from the local community, we couldn’t support the Troop’s summer programs adequately. We sincerely thank Cianbro for helping to make scouting more affordable for young men.” As an added benefit to the “Mulchapalooza” fundraiser, Cianbro was able to repurpose dozens of surplus pallets from the initial bulk delivery for use at the Baltimore Fab shop, which is currently working on elements of the Orient Heights passenger train station in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NCCCO Recognizes Cianbro’s Commitment to Crane Safety n
By Michelle Godsoe
Cianbro continuously looks for ways to lead the industry in safety. As a result, the company was commended by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) in January of 2013 as having demonstrated a strong commitment to safety by employing team members with NCCCO credentials. Cianbro began certifying crane operators through the NCCCO back in 1990. By participating in NCCCO’s Committed to Crane Safety programs, Cianbro demonstrates that it strives for excellence in its hiring and training efforts and works hard to earn, maintain and protect its safety reputation in the industry. The company’s commitment to train and certify crane operators, signal persons and riggers utilizing NCCCO standards begins with the Cianbro team members who have been accepted by NCCCO as examiners. Roy Bolton II, Doug Sidelinger, Garth Miller, Michael Goucher, and Lee Aylward are all NCCCO examiners for crane operators, signal persons and/or riggers. “NCCCO’s Committed to Crane Safety program is a means for safety-conscious employers such as Cianbro to show their clients, potential clients, and employees that they are serious about crane safety and that they have taken proactive steps to ensure that their employees have the knowledge and skill to perform their assigned job duties safely,” said NCCCO’s Executive Director, Graham Brent. “NCCCO is delighted to welcome Cianbro into this preeminent group of companies who have distinguished themselves in their dedication to crane safety through their commitment to professional training and NCCCO certification.” Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue said, “I am very proud of our team for this accomplishment. At Cianbro, we strive to be the best at what we do, and operating our cranes safely is one of the activities that we take as seriously as anything else on our agenda. Hats off to the team members whose commitment to safety made this honor possible.”
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Building Projects, Building Careers
By Alan Grover
ianbro’s work constructing North America’s first offshore wind turbine to be deployed and connected to the grid is an example of how the company builds not only some of the most significant projects in the nation, but also provides opportunities for team members to build careers. The VolturnUS floating wind turbine was designed by researchers at the University of Maine, and built of concrete to one-eighth scale by Cianbro team members who are showing the way on an emerging technology that might result in a lucrative new manufacturing industry for the region. The prototype, assembled and launched at Cianbro’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Maine, is approximately 65 feet tall and will test the viability of constructing a full-scale, six megawatt, 423-foot rotor diameter design. It is the first floating turbine of its kind in the world, using advanced material systems with a unique floating hull and tower design. The program goal is to reduce the cost of offshore wind to compete with other forms of electricity generation with no subsidies. Maine has 156 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity within 50 miles of its shores and a plan to deploy five gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. The five gigawatts plan could potentially attract $20 billion of private investment to the state, creating thousands of jobs. If and when a floating turbine industry is born in Maine, historians will see that the new manufacturing boom began with Cianbro’s ability to fabricate the first units successfully. “It’s up to us as leaders in the company to understand what opportunities are out there,” said Cianbro Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue. “Sometimes those opportunities are disguised as problems that certainly we can find the solutions to. And our problemsolvers get a deep appreciation for being part of a solution, to work on significant opportu-
“We have some of the brightest, and the most capable people in the construction industry working in this company. I never cease to be amazed at what we have accomplished, and I look forward to seeing the next generation come along, and the generations after that, to see where they can take the organization.” – Pete Vigue
Cianbro CEO Pete Vigue congratulates team members Randy Higgins, Red Webster, Ben Blodgett and Brian Buswell at VolturnUS launching
nities, including those projects that we can’t even define that might exist in the future. We have some of the brightest, and the most capable people in the construction industry working in this company. I never cease to be amazed at what we have accomplished, and I look forward to seeing the next generation come along, and the generations after that,
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to see where they can take the organization.” For Cianbro team members to succeed at building projects and careers today and in the future, company leaders believe that age-old Cianbro values are the key: A cando attitude, aptitude, the willingness to work hard, the desire to learn from everybody, and the desire to share knowledge that results in innovation and creativity. Those personal attributes mesh well with the strategic position that Cianbro’s leaders have carved out for the company within the construction industry, thereby providing vast opportunities for team members. “This company is very diversified in terms of what we build and in the different markets we serve,” said Pete, “whether it’s a transportation project, a pulp and paper project, a power generation project, a gas line or a compressor station, transmission and distribution, substations, construction management, and the list goes on and on. What that really communicates is diversity and the fact that there are all kinds of opportunities in the organization, all kinds of projects. We are geographically diversified now. We are diversified significantly by the markets that we serve. And the exposure that people get in an environment like that is enormous. That gives people an opportunity to steer in a direction where they have interests they want to learn about, or it gives them a chance to work in multiple different types of environments. It’s all here at Cianbro, and it’s a tremendous opportunity compared to perhaps the opportunities of other organizations that are geographically centered, and centered only on one or two markets. That flexibility makes people more valuable, and makes the company more valuable in terms of our ability to take on multiple types of markets. That adds up to opportunity for the company and opportunity for individuals.” Cianbro team members have a reputation for learning the skills that are necessary to move the company forward into new endeavors, such as the foray that Cianbro has made into transmission and distribution proj-
Cianbro team members construct VolturnUS at the University of Maine. ects in recent years. Pete explains this willingness to attain needed skills in terms of the employee-owned model that the company embraces. When team members improve their skill sets, they improve the company because they own the company. “The commitment can’t just come from the company,” said Pete. “It’s got to come from the individuals, and the desire for people in the organization to want to learn, to grow, to develop multiple skills, and most of all to work safely and work hard. If they’re willing to do that, I don’t believe that I can define all of the opportunities that might exist in this organization going forward.” The time is especially opportune for the newest generation of Cianbro team members, largely due to the fact that the Baby Boomer generation is in the process of retiring over the next several years. That mass migration out of the workforce means there will be even more opportunity than usual at the craft level to management, engineering to finance, and beyond. “This industry will be around for a long time to come,” said Pete. “The construction industry is the second largest industry in the world, second to the energy industry. So, recognizing that people are moving out and retiring from this industry, the demand will never be greater than it will be in the coming years. This industry is a great place to work. It’s very challenging. And it’s rewarding in a variety of ways. And if people have a keen interest in pursuing a career in this industry, then I believe that Cianbro is the place to come.”
“The commitment can’t just come from the company. It’s got to come from the individuals, and the desire for people in the organization to want to learn, to grow, to develop multiple skills, and most of all to work safely and work hard. If they’re willing to do that, I don’t believe that I can define all of the opportunities that might exist in this organization going forward.”
– Pete Vigue
Cianbro and UMaine launch VolturnUS floating offshore wind turbine
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The Quest for Excellence in Safety Cianbro Equipment Group Earns SHARP Status n
By Nick Arena and Kate Cooley
On April 16, 2013, Cianbro Equipment received notice from OSHA that the Pittsfield maintenance facility had been approved for participation in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). SHARP is a special program sponsored by OSHA, in conjunction with SafetyWorks!, an outreach program of the Maine Department of Labor, which recognizes achievements in health and safety in the workplace. The decision to achieve SHARP status began in the fall of 2011. At an equipment group operations meeting the team was discussing the results of a recent Safety X-Ray performed by Cianbro HSE Manager Scott Knowlen and his team on the Pittsfield equipment shops and yards. Some items
were found that needed corrective action, and once corrected it was suggested that the time was right for another set of eyes to look things over. Safety Professional Kate Cooley led the effort to find a third party to come in and observe our workplace. She contacted SafetyWorks!, and in June of 2012 a safety audit was performed which identified only a handful of minor issues that were quickly corrected. At the audit closeout conference, Joe Bergan, the gentleman conducting the audit, strongly encouraged Kate to apply for SHARP status. It was agreed at the next operations meeting that Cianbro Equipment should pursue this opportunity. From mid-summer of 2012 until the end of the year, the SHARP process was ongoing. Many things are looked at by SafetyWorks! including management leadership and employee participation in the safety program, worksite analysis to identify hazards, training, and hazard prevention and control in safety and health. At different times in the process, team members were interviewed by the auditors. Phil McKenney was asked about the procedure for inspecting overhead cranes. Phil walked them through the process and showed all of the documentation. Team member Pete Smedberg shared the procedure used to collect and store
waste oil, which is generated from servicing the equipment fleet, until it is ultimately burned in waste oil furnaces to help heat the maintenance shop. The SafetyWorks! folks commented that everyone they interviewed was very courteous and informative. Finally, in January of 2013, Joe Bergan and SafetyWorks! Associate Jane Garland returned for a final site audit. Only one item, a small improvement to the compressed gas storage rack, was identified. After this was corrected, a letter was sent to SafetyWorks! and the Region One OSHA office in Boston. On May 6th, Cianbro Equipment received confirmation from SafetyWorks! that the firm is officially a SHARP company. Once accepted into SHARP, a company is removed from OSHA’s programmed inspection list – that means that there will be no OSHA inspection for that site for two years (unless a complaint is filed). As well as being an excellent marketing tool, SHARP certification may also result in reduced insurance premiums for the company. Congratulations to the Cianbro Equipment team for this milestone achievement. It is a testament to hard work and dedication. An Awards Banquet was held in July so that SafeWorks! and OSHA could formally recognize this Cianbro team for their safety and health achievements. ▼
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By Richard Toothaker
Cianbro has recently begun a project for Ineos Melamines at the Eastman Chemical Indian Orchard Facility, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. This project includes the installation of a 4-Cell Evapco Cooling Tower along with the associated piping, structural steel supports, and electrical infrastructure necessary to make the system functional. The concrete foundations for the cooling tower sump and structural pipe supports are being installed under a separate contract, and Cianbro’s scope begins at the anchor bolts. Cianbro is self-performing the structural, electrical, and mechanical installation. The work will be completed over the course of the summer while the facility remains in full production. An intensive five-day tie-in outage took place during the third week of June; a successful outage allowed the team to complete the project without shutting down or hampering production. The onsite team is led by Superintendent Don Smith and Field Engineer Nicole Setzer. They are supported from the regional office by Rich Toothaker, Doug Maxellon, and Kris Ballard. The project is scheduled to be completed in September of 2013.
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Ed LePage is NCCER Construction Education Champion of 2013 n
By Michelle Godsoe
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has recognized one of Cianbro’s own as the Construction Education Champion of 2013. This is not an annual award given by NCCER. The Center only selects a recipient for this recognition when they feel there is a worthy candidate. At a Workforce Development conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, NCCER President Don White presented the award to Cianbro Mechanical Craft Training Coordinator Ed LePage. White said it was NCCER’s pleasure to present the award to someone who is so committed to developing the workforce of the construction industry. Ed is the sixth person who has received the honor from NCCER. While presenting at the conference, several members of NCCER and other Workforce Development committee members emphasized ways in which Ed has assisted them through the years. Ed’s involvement in the mechanical trades curriculum and assessments with NCCER have evolved over the years from sitting on expert committees where the curriculum is written and edited to keep the subject matter current, to serving in evaluation sessions where experts decide upon the hands-on tasks and proficiencies that are needed, to editing curriculum manuals before they go to publication, to writing assessment questions for different crafts. With this award, the NCCER highlighted all of the ways in which Ed has impacted the development of the industry and the curriculum. “Please join us in congratulating Ed LePage,” said Cianbro’s HSE Vice President Mike Bennett. “This recognition is certainly well deserved. Ed not only spends a significant amount of time on Cianbro’s Training and Development Initiatives, but also devotes much effort on similar initiatives external to the organization. For a number of years, Ed has participated on curriculum development within the NCCER and has a leadership role on a number of items. Ed is a tremendous resource and a valued team member who we are extremely proud to work with every day. Great job, Ed. Keep it up!” When recognized by his peers for his dedication and achievements, Ed’s comment was, “I would not have been awarded this recognition if it wasn’t for Cianbro allowing me the time and ability to be so involved, so this award should also go to Cianbro.”
Stack Replacement at ReEnergy in Livermore Falls n
By Eve Jordan & Kyle Pellerin
This year, the Northern New England Industrial Group replaced the ReEnergy stack in Livermore Falls, Maine. This 3,615 WH project consisted of the demolition and erection of the eight foot diameter, 130 foot tall precipitator stack and required many crafts to complete. These crafts included iron workers, welders, painters, electricians, and crane operators and were represented by team members Paul Holmquist, John Rossignol, Gilbert Rossignol,
Michael Tripodi Jr., Kaleb Gallagher, Bill Sawtelle, James White, Chris Koppes, Kim Tozier, Dave Adams, Dan Wyman, Doug Wyman, Les Vigneault, Stacey Clement, Chet Robins, and Larry Snowman.
The biggest challenge the team had to overcome when demolishing the old three-piece stack and erecting the new two-piece stack was the frequent strong winds. Still, the team led by General Foreman Craig Holmquist, Supervisor Kyle Pellerin and Project Engineer Eve Jordan completed this project under budget and with zero incidents, zero lost time injuries, and no recordable injuries. Despite long hours with a few late nights and early mornings, the crew stayed focused and showed excellent craftsmanship and teamwork and was able to complete this project in eight days, two days earlier than scheduled. The client was pleasantly surprised to see the efficiency and quality with which the crew was able to complete the demolition and erection of the stack. 4 3,615 Project Safe Hours
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ReEnergy Black River Conversion Project n
By Scott Tierney
As spring drew to a close, so did the construction activities at the ReEnergy Black River Project located at Fort Drum, LeRay, New York. Working through the winter was both challenging and rewarding for the 125 Cianbro team members and numerous Cianbro subcontractors. Crews from Cianbro, with subcontractor and vendor support, completed the site work, excavations and foundations, new cooling water system with piping up to 42 inches diameter, installation of two Phelps truck dumpers, new and refurbished truck scales, new conveyor systems in the fuel yard, refurbishing fuel handling equipment throughout the facility, installation of foundations and three 2,000 horsepower induced draft fans, three new buildings comprised of a cooling tower pump house, process, and electrical buildings. In addition to the civil and mechanical upgrades, a new electrical system was provided to all fuel yard components and upgrades throughout the facility. The team worked more than 100,000 work hours to keep the project on schedule and under budget.
Crucial to the project’s success was the daily coordination with ReEnergy facility personnel, D&S Engineering, vendor representatives, and the various subcontractors that supported the project. Overhead and craft personnel both contributed above and beyond working through design and supply issues, lake effect snow which visited the project almost daily and maintaining a very aggressive schedule. One very noteworthy aspect of the team was the mix of Northern New England, Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic Cianbro personnel. Everyone became completely integrated and placed safety and production as their ultimate objective. With several different activities taking place simultaneously, “battlefield promotions” arose; our thanks and congratulations to those who stepped up and assumed additional responsibilities to ensure the success of the project. Special thanks to Project Superintendent Brian Hartness for coordinating all field work activities and interfacing with the plant personnel; Project Controls Manager Kim Sieber for her diligence in maintaining schedule, providing feedback to all, and overseeing a team
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of engineers; Project Engineer Travis Watson and Field Engineer Kevin Talley; Senior Design Engineers Joe Foley and Dave Saucier for preplanning and rigging engineering; and Safety Manager Kris Ballard for his constant support of the team to provide safety oversight for the entire project. Additional key personnel include Subcontract Coordinator James Flear, QC Manager Brigitte Reid, Surveyor Dan Musselwhite, Electrical Engineer David MacMartin, Electrical General Foremen Gary Hayes and Jason Despaw, Mechanical Superintendents Jeremy Mace and Mark Richardson, and Field Administrator Terra Thomas. On May 31st, Senior Manager of Projects Tom Clarke and Project Manager Scott Tierney participated in the “official opening” ceremony that was attended by representatives of various agencies, companies, and elected officials, the majority of which were involved with the project from inception to completion. During the event, ReEnergy announced that it had achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard, which verifies that ReEnergy’s biomass procurement program promotes land stewardship and responsible forestry practices. ReEnergy is the first company solely devoted to electricity production to be certified to the SFI Standard. 4 105,404 Project Safe Hours
Cumberland County Civic Center Renovations: Cianbro Works Around Event Schedule n
By Anthony Passmore
After 35 weeks of construction from August 2012 to April 2013, the Cumberland County Civic Center Phase One North West Entry has reached substantial completion. The process of changing a sub street level excavation into a modern sidewalk entrance was a challenge that the Cianbro team met head on. Careful coordination along with strategically placed fire-rated walls were needed to separate the public from the construction zone. These measures allowed the building to remain operational. By mid-January, phase one was 100% weather tight -- executed by exterior framing, sheathing and tying the new roofing system together with roof parapet framing. This allowed for the introduction of temporary heat, and the placement of both slab on decks at the mid and upper suite levels. As Phase One became weather tight, the public restrooms and concession grill area were created through mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in and interior wall framing. Due to the challenging logistics of the project, the empty elevator shaft was transformed into a temporary stair tower which provided access to each level. The interior finishes began to follow once all interior walls had been framed. Finish subcontractors began application and installation of painting, millwork cabinets and trim, interior and exterior glazing, ceilings, finish hardware and flooring. Masonry veneer and precast concrete molded the exterior finishes of the first phase.
The start of Phase Two was delayed as the Portland Pirates AHL hockey team advanced into the post season playoffs. Eager to begin construction, but limited on available work space, Cianbro generated a list of enabling projects to provide a head start in multiple selective areas which allowed the rest of the building to remain fully functional. These projects provided a head start to the upcoming rigorous 25 week Phase Two schedule.
rooms and ticket lobby area. ADA cast-inplace concrete platforms are in the process of being placed at the concourse level in the bowl. Hand rails in the bowl area, including seating aisles and dormitory overhangs, are being mounted and altered. Elimination of selective electrical systems and piping from the building is ongoing while several specific systems are to remain. Removal and replacement of the existing air handling units is underway, and through coordination with
At the conclusion of the Portland Pirateâ€™s season, the Second Phase began. Construction got underway on May 20th, once the site logistics plan was implemented and the building was cleared out and officially turned over to Cianbro. Phase Two kicked off with the removal of all temporary protection as well as existing exterior wall panels and store front separating the building from Phase One. Suite steel for both mid and upper levels has been erected in the North West corner. Selective demolition is underway in multiple locations including the bowl area, South East and West Spring Street entrances, the mechanical room, loading dock entrance, locker
Central Maine Power Company, the existing electrical transformers have been removed. Cianbro is working with 29 subcontractors that helped finish Phase One and have transitioned into Phase Two. Approximately 450 subcontractor employees have been put through Cianbroâ€™s job specific safety orientation, and have worked 45,000 hours with no recordables or lost time incidents. The Construction Management site team consists of Suzan West, Bruce Cummings, Jon DiCentes, Brett Dyer, Brian Larsen, Anthony Passmore, and Brad Smith.
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Newark Reaches New Milestones n
Bates Bridge Opens to Traffic n
By Marc Caldwell and Tom Leonard
Despite the significant snowfall in New England during the winter of 2012-2013, the season was busy and productive for the Bates Bridge team in Groveland, Massachusetts. In their third in-water work period (which runs from mid-November to the end of February), the team installed the sub cable, as well as the drilled shafts for the new fender system. The team also finished erecting the Groveland approach girders and the bascule leaf steel in preparation for forming the desk for the Groveland approach. Completion of other critical work included the installation of mechanical equipment in Pier Three. Thanks to the efforts of the mechanical team and surveyor, machinery alignment has gone very well. The project currently has a team working seven days a week, focusing on a host of above water tasks such as concrete placement on the Groveland deck-span; installation of roadway grid deck on the bascule span; placement of bascule span concrete; completion of electrical systems and machinery controls; and the future completion of road-work on both the Haverhill and Groveland approaches in anticipation of opening the new bridge to traffic in July of 2013. Demolition of the old bridge will commence immediately after the new bridge is open to traffic. The Cianbro team at Bates has maintained an excellent safety record despite the months of cold and inclement weather. Through Cianbro’s safety observation program, Bates team members have diligently met and exceeded their goals to record their own observations and contribute to outstanding safety records. The team looks forward to keeping up the excellent safety record and high quality craftsmanship throughout the summer months. 4 177,519 Project Safe Hours 28
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By Thomas Clarke
There is much to celebrate these days at the Newark America Facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts as the Cianbro team has recorded over 700,000 safe work hours without a lost work day! The safety achievement is the backdrop against Cianbro’s continuous plant presence over a period of twelve years which includes construction of the original facility and ongoing maintenance services. The Cianbro team continues to respond to ongoing challenges by focusing on detailed Activity Planning and embracing the Cianbro Accident Prevention Process (CAPP) with renewed vigor. Manager of Projects Tom Clarke recently announced that a three year successor contract had been successfully negotiated which extends Cianbro’s presence through May of 2016 – 16 years of continuous service! This is great news and the result of a commitment to excellence demonstrated daily by the Cianbro crews. Their performance was essential and positioned Cianbro at the bargaining table for success. After inking the agreement, Newark General Manager Dana Pelletier shared the following comment regarding what Cianbro means to Newark: “Cianbro provides Newark America with overall value through efficient utilization of their assets (well trained and skilled crafts people) that in turn allows us to focus on the demands and opportunities surrounding our core business – producing 100% Recycled Paperboard.” In 2013, Newark became Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions. The company was rebranded to better reflect the upward direction that the company is taking. The Cianbro team, led by General Foreman John Coon, works around the clock, 24/7, to ensure that Newark can keep production running at peak performance. Break-in calls come at all hours of the day and night, and require discipline to plan and execute the repairs safely. It is at these times that the Cianbro team shines the brightest by safely and professionally completing the repairs. Be assured that regardless of when you read this article, the Cianbro Team at Newark is keeping the facility up and running safely. Safety Specialist Lorie Lane continues to influence the team in a positive manner through the Project SHARE Committee, safety x-rays and her legendary Lunch & Learn presentations which focus on healthy nutritional choices. Congratulations to John Coon and the entire Cianbro Newark Core Team: Nate Weston, Lorie Lane, Neil Dupont, Vinnie Lago, Chris Courville, Anthony Faiola, Austin Fisher, Dan Hagelberg, Shalakow Hebig, Justin Huber, Dan Kelsey, Jamie LeClair and Andy McFarland, for reaching 700,000 Safe Hours and the recent three year contract extension. Both achievements further demonstrate why Cianbro continues to be Newark’s Constructor of Choice!
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AP Workflow and Cisco Phone System Projects – Out With the Old and In with the New…Technologies. n
By Russ Rodrigue
As with any new project, there are many unknowns. But through proper planning, due diligence and team work, the issues list slowly gets resolved and the project takes form. IT projects aren’t much different than the building projects Cianbro performs for our clients, in that there is a customer, a budget, requirements, project plans, resources, schedules, materials, status reporting, processes and numerous opportunities for team members to work together. IT has a strategic plan that is made up of projects, processes and people. Our
work for field team members, and provide opportunities for early payment savings. This project is an outstanding example of team members coming together to solve problems and make things better. In addition, the AP Workflow project presented one IT team member with an opportunity to add skills and experience to her already robust resume. Lesli Swieczkowski, who once ran the Helpdesk and is now a business systems analyst in IT, is expanding her career opportunity by stepping up and taking on a new role as Workflow & Process Analyst. This is a great example of a team member taking on a new challenge and building a
Laura Curtis and Lesli Swieczkowski converse using new Cisco phone system strategic plan is based on a series of building blocks that, when fully assembled, will deliver new technologies (business value), improved processes (reduction of waste) and career plans (job satisfaction). In everything we do, IT strives to challenge our team members to find ways to understand business objectives and goals and to find solutions that meet business needs. In some cases it involves introducing automation and technology to replace aging systems or manual processes; in other cases it means finding new ways to improve on how we’ve always done things. Over the past several months, IT has been working on two projects that do just that. The AP Workflow project will assist the Finance team with processing over 65,000 annual invoices received per year. The project will reduce the time required to process payments, reduce routing and interoffice mailing of paper, reduce paper-
new career milestone. Of course Lesli is not alone; the AP Workflow team is made up of an Advisory group representing team members from Finance, IT, Field Admins, and Project Engineers. This project team consistently embodies the “No one in this room is smarter than all of us” philosophy. The AP Workflow project truly demonstrates the Building Projects, Building Careers theme, but in a related storyline, IT is also in the middle of another key project that equally exhibits the same characteristics. IT is deploying a new Cisco telephone system, called Cisco Unified Communicator, which will deliver high quality voice calls, one-toone video conferencing, Outlook integration, iPhone integration, and many other new capabilities while helping to drive savings to the company and value to the end users. IT is no stranger to doing large scale projects and the Cisco system definitely falls under the large project category. A
little history here may help set the context. Cianbro purchased the Siemens PBX phone system over 15 years ago, and the system was used at the time of purchase. Over the years, Senior Telecommunications Specialist Lew Gatcomb has kept the Siemens PBX alive and working almost completely under the radar. In recent years, the manufacturer retired our Siemens phone system, stopped supporting the product, and stopped manufacturing parts. Lew began stockpiling parts when he could find them or when he could buy used parts off of EBay. To say that Lew is a wizard with the Siemens system is an understatement. So when Service Delivery Director Joe Kennedy proposed a project to replace the Siemens system and move forward with a state-of-the-art Cisco system, one question came to mind…what would Lew do now? Well, as you probably imagined, Lew jumped right on board with Network Engineer Ryan Deppe and Network Operations Supervisor Brian LeComte to begin planning the best path forward. They analyzed phone line costs, wiring expenses, maintenance and support costs and dozens of other factors that would help justify paying for a new phone system. In addition, the project team began learning a new and very complex technology, one that did not exist at Cianbro. They took classes, read books, worked with the vendor and with Cianbro’s implementation service provider. Many IT team members have stepped up to take on new responsibilities associated with the new Cisco phone system, but in the case of Lew and Ryan, they have both incorporated new skills into their resumes. Though they are at different stages in their careers, both have demonstrated a willingness and a drive to learn. There are many others in IT who have contributed to the successful deployments thus far; it has truly been a team effort. When the project is complete, IT will have installed new phones and software to over 550 desktops company-wide and will have provided one-on-one training and personalized support during the transition. IT appreciates the support and commitment received from our business line partners. The goal of IT is to deliver costeffective and value-added technologies that make the day-to-day lives of customers easier. The AP Workflow and Cisco phone system projects are just two examples of hundreds of projects IT does each year to support Cianbro team members. IT takes pride in their work and are pleased to be “Building Projects and Building Careers” for Cianbro.
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Leveraging Technology in the Pursuit of Work n
By Rebecca Daly
The Cianbro Team continues to leverage technology in the pursuit of new and repeat work. Cianbro recognizes that the key to remain competitive in the industry is diversification, self-performance, and a team of qualified and trained construction professionals. Technology and innovation has changed the face of construction over and over again, and Cianbro is determined to maintain a presence and demonstrate proven leadership in the global marketplace.
Cianbro’s Business Development (BD) Team spans the United States, from coast to coast, from the northeast to the far west. Covering twelve markets and more than 40 states (and beyond), the BD Team is continually focused on three main objectives: identifying new opportunities, securing the work, as well as relaying the work’s successes through marketing activities. With each new technological innovation, Cianbro’s interface with internal and external partners has become streamlined through the latest technological advances, providing seamless communication. Cianbro utilizes a variety of methods to keep abreast in the ever-changing marketplace and to select new opportunities. Whether work is identified through private sources or through subscribed search engines, Cianbro’s BD Team maintains the information through our Customer Relationship Management Database. This system has the ability to run prescribed and customized reports to assist in analyzing and assessing those leads and opportunities which we are pursuing. Cianbro qualifies for work for these spe-
cific project opportunities through various avenues; one of these arenas is third party online qualifications systems, for certifications in the areas of health, safety (policies, procedures, and training), and environmental, as well as finance, insurance, and owner/client-specific requested information. Cianbro maintains 100% compliance with system requirements and works diligently to achieve positive ratings for numerous clients in a variety of markets. Once the decision is made to pursue an opportunity, Cianbro’s BD and Estimating Teams generate a proposal per owner/client specifications; each proposal is tailored to project-specific requirements. Cianbro’s BD Team utilizes graphic design software to present a professional, consistent, and quality product; digital photographs and videography are often included as a representation of Cianbro’s proven project experience. In addition to a Project Approach, Cianbro’s Creative Services Team develops 3-dimensional renderings and/or animation to demonstrate our understanding and execution strategy for the work. Marketing is a key component to both repeat business and new ventures. Consistency and quality remain at the forefront of Cianbro’s presentation of past experience, existing capabilities, and future capacity. This is represented at initial face-to-face meetings; through the submission of qualifications, proposals, and during project interviews; as well as on various media outlets, such as our internal and external company websites, or at trade shows and conferences. Cianbro aims to demonstrate our proven experience and further exemplify our particular area of expertise and overall capabilities. This is all achieved using a variety of technological advances in the marketplace. One of the various ways Cianbro uses technology for marketing is through digital communications. As clients arrive at one of our Cianbro offices, their attention is captured by digital signage, which is customized for each targeted audience. Each screen is integrated into Cianbro’s natural office environment, and offers personalized messages to visitors, which not only pro-
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vides a warm welcome, but highlights our unique qualifications and experience. Email marketing is another way Cianbro uses technology to solicit new and existing customers. Cianbro’s BD Team develops e-marketing campaigns to relay our operational successes as well as solutions to our industry challenges. This is an intimate way of reaching our professional associates through instant messaging. Another more common marketing resource is by means of publication, which is distributed by hard and electronic copies. Examples of these include our very own Cianbro Chatter, as well as our numerous marketing brochures and project profiles. What would be a more traditional marketing tool has become our premiere interactive website. Working in tandem with Cianbro’s Information Technology Department, the Creative Services Team continues to develop newer and more updated features to Cianbro’s website. With project photographs repeatedly flashing across the screen, a vast video archive, a variety of project webcams, as well as current Cianbro News, new and repeat visitors alike continue to frequent Cianbro.com. One of Cianbro’s newer technological uses in Business Development, directly attributed to the Creative Services Team, is the installation of cameras to stream real time video feeds of our project milestones. Cianbro most recently broadcasted the launch of a new offshore wind turbine design at our Eastern Manufacturing Facility, in Brewer, Maine. This was an unprecedented moment in the development of U.S. and global offshore wind technology as it will soon become the first grid-connected floating wind turbine in North America (see page 22). Cianbro understood the significance of this event and utilized this technology to broadcast the development live to the world. Cianbro recognizes the positive effects of what it means to “go viral,” and as a progressive measure, subsequently embraced the trend of social media. Cianbro’s Facebook account has attracted thousands of active loyal followers to “Like” our page as well as those photos and status updates that are posted almost daily. It has served as an effective outlet for current team members and their families, retirees, media outlets, industry organizations, potential new team members, as well as new and repeat customers alike. The BD Team continues to identify, implement, and utilize the latest technological innovations and advancements in the pursuit of new and repeat work. These resources allow Cianbro to explore opportunities which otherwise might not have been afforded to us. In a world that appears to be getting smaller by the minute, we are now more than ever, globally interconnected. With a “Can-Do” spirit, and a determination to succeed, the opportunities are limitless.
CIANBRO FABRICATION AND COATING CORPORATION:
Providing Steel for Boston’s Longfellow Bridge n
By Kris Chipman
Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation (CFCC) is pleased to announce they have been awarded the fabrication of replacement steel for Boston’s Longfellow Bridge. The structure, affectionately referred to by Bostonians as the “Salt and Pepper” bridge, spans the Charles River between downtown Boston and Cambridge. Due to the historical importance of this bridge, the rehabilitation will be done in two parts. All of the structural steel will be newly fabricated by CFCC. The other part of this project (to be performed by others) entails the removal and restoration of all visible portions of the bridge. When completed in 2016, the Longfellow will be restored to a condition virtually identical to the bridge that first opened to the public in 1906. CFCC will provide 3,000 tons of structural steel over the course of the project. The work will include the shop installation of more than 80,000 rivets, a technology not used in bridge construction since the early 1960s. CFCC
worked with an industry expert to learn about riveting technology and fabricated mock-ups for their client during the bidding process. Senior Project Estimator Dave Bolduc said, “CFCC’s workforce, with all of their collaborative skills and abilities, goes a long way in helping us to secure work like this.” In addition to the 80,000 rivets, there will be more than 1,900 vertical spandrel columns, 240,000 bolts, and over 500,000 square feet of surface area requiring a two-coat paint system. CFCC team members will work an estimated 100,000 hours to complete this project. A major selling point in obtaining this work was the recent addition of Cianbro’s fabrication facility in Georgetown, Massachusetts. With the additional skilled work force, equipment and facilities, Cianbro now has a greater ability to go after much larger projects than ever before. All three CFCC facilities will be contributing to the effort required to complete the Longfellow Bridge project. “This is a large project for CFCC and is another example of the exceptional
Fabricator Silvino Pojoy handles rivets
things we can achieve when we pull together as a team,” said Vice President and General Manager Jack Klimp. “We spent over six months landing this contract and had assistance from multiple groups within CFCC and The Cianbro Companies. I just could not be more proud of the group and proud to be a part of this amazing team that we call Cianbro.” CFCC would like to thank Dave Bolduc, Mark Hansen, Matt Proctor, Tim Storer and Ted Swenson for all of their
hard work in successfully estimating and negotiating this contract. CFCC team members began work on the Longfellow Bridge project in July of 2013. 4 244 Project Safe Hours
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Only the Finishing Touches Remain at Niantic n
“Throughout the three year construction of the Niantic River Bascule Railroad Bridge Project, Chet Muckenhirn and the entire Niantic project team exemplified what it means to be one of the best employee-owned construction companies in the world” – Jeff Towle
East Lyme's new boardwalk and restored beach
By Gary Nash and Julie Carmody
It was three years ago this past spring that the Cianbro/Middlesex Joint Venture began construction on replacing one of the oldest movable bridges in the country – a two-track, bascule (rolling lift) bridge that was built in 1907. With only the final touches remaining, the team is just weeks away from completion. The new Niantic River Bascule Railroad Bridge, which connects the towns of East Lyme and Waterford, Connecticut, is located 58 feet south of the old structure, on the main line of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor between New York City and Boston. Much of the work that was completed during the summer of 2010, involved prepping the narrow project site, which is approximately 100 feet wide by 4,000 feet long, nestled between Long Island Sound to the south and a busy Amtrak railway to the north. That summer, the team removed piers that were originally constructed in the 19th Century, and took apart the existing boardwalk while installing more than 3,350 linear feet of pre-stressed concrete sheet piling. Winter arrived, and despite the brutality of Mother Nature, crews successfully completed the excavation and underwater concrete pour that left behind a 22 foot thick, 2,800 cubic yard concrete seal that now supports the new bascule pier. Crews also completed driving the 16-inch precast concrete pile for the East and West bridge abutments, which provides a stable surface for the concrete piers that hold the new steel approach spans for the new bascule bridge. Concrete subcontractor McCarthy Concrete was right behind, tying rebar, setting forms, and pouring concrete on the East and West abutments and on the new bascule and rest piers. The crews then began the installation of scour protection stone alongside the new precast concrete sheet wall in layers com-
prised of stones from 10 pounds to 12,000 pounds. That summer the crews focused on preparing the base site for the new railroad. This included jetting in all the sheets, placing the backfill, sub-ballasts, and the sheet ties needed in order to relocate the tracks, which wouldn’t occur until the following year. Unlike the previous year, the winter of 2012 was unusually mild, which helped to keep spirits high and team members motivated. Steel erection crews completed the erection and installation of some two million pounds of new bridge steel, 2.9 million pounds of counterweight lead, and the installation of the new bridge machinery. The work was completed in less than two months and culminated in the successful floating in of the bascule toe structure two days ahead of the allotted outage. In order to raise the new span after the float in, the electrical group installed all of the new submarine cables under the channel and worked hard to get a substantial amount of the new electrical power and controls installed while ensuring that the emergency drive machinery was functional. Crews spent much of that summer putting the final touches on making the bridge operational. In July, crews performed a three-day navigational channel outage in order to jack and shim the 2,700 ton completed bascule span. Thanks to the aroundthe-clock efforts of the Cianbro/Middlesex Team and the Cianbro Temporary Design Group, the task was completed successfully and ahead of schedule. Track level access was installed on the new span along with all the running and guard rail. Machinery and electrical controls were installed, tested, and inspected. Meanwhile, on the beach, crews completed installing the new stone jetty, sand, retaining wall and sidewalk, and the control house was transformed from a concrete shell into a fully functioning building complete with control room, lavatories,
mechanical rooms and electrical rooms, ready for occupancy and operation. On September 8, 2012 the team achieved a milestone. After Amtrak Communication and Signal forces performed an overnight shut down with Amtrak’s Boston dispatch center, the bascule bridge began single track operation. The shutdown facilitated bringing the new bridge and several
other. The navigable channel was dredged to provide clear passage through the areas formerly occupied by bridge piers and the old fender system. On land, crews focused mainly on completing earthwork and security activities. Scour protection stone and rip rap were placed all along the shoreline and bridge piers on both sides of the river to protect the
New bascule and control house
“The build was technically a significant achievement, yet the team’s greatest success was the exemplary safety, customer focus, and continuous improvement culture that they created on site.” – Jeff Towle miles of signal and communication devices on line and into the existing control system. On November 10, the new bridge went into full (100%) operation after months of running two tracks’ worth of train volume on a single track. The Project Team, consisting of Amtrak’s Electric Traffic, Bridges and Building, Track, Communication and Signal, and Transportation departments; URS Engineering, Ducci Electric, and Cianbro/Middlesex, worked side by side around-the-clock for months to get the bridge into full service prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. During the winter of 2012-2013, crews finished demolishing the old bridge piers down to, and including, the footing. This opened the existing navigable channel up from 45 feet to 100 feet, much to the pleasure of the local maritime community. With assistance from diving subcontractor, Fathom Solutions, crews also completed construction of the new fender system which protects the boats and bridge from each
area from flooding and storm waters. The new parking lot for Amtrak was installed and paved this spring, providing a safe, dedicated parking area for the bridge operators and maintenance personnel. Quaker Corporation installed new chain link security fence all around the site and new sidewalks were installed to guide the public through the Amtrak right-of-way and out onto the new beach. Subcontractors McCarthy Concrete and ACG were also onsite finishing up the last of the concrete on the boardwalk and the punch list for the new bridge control house. In conjunction with the Town of East Lyme, Cinipark was given a total makeover. The park was converted to a landscaped, 125-car parking area with facilities designed to support full use of the new beach area by local residents and the public. In addition to the increased speed that trains will be allowed to travel, the new bridge can open in about 90 seconds,
which is twice as fast as the old bridge. In the open position, the new bridge provides a 100-foot-wide navigation channel with a 75-foot minimum vertical clearance, and unlimited vertical clearance for an 80-foot width. In the closed position, the bridge provides 16 feet of vertical under-clearance to mean high water, an increase of more than four feet over the old bridge condition. This will allow more boats to pass through without the bridge opening. ”Throughout the three year construction of the Niantic River Bascule Railroad Bridge Project, Chet Muckenhirn and the entire Niantic Project Team exemplified what it means to be one of the best employee-owned construction companies in the world,” said Cianbro’s Southern New England Vice President and General Manager Jeff Towle. “The build was technically a significant achievement, yet the team’s greatest success was the exemplary safety, customer focus, and continuous improvement culture that they created on site.” The Cianbro Team was led by Senior Project Manager Chet Muckenhirn with support from: Mark Ashline, Ronald Ayres, Kris Ballard, Joseph Ballard, Scott Boucher, Bob Bresnahan, Bruce Brown, Richard Bryant, Jordan Bushey, Kyle Chapman, Joseph Clough, Trent Clukey, Jillian Cote, Milton Cruikshank, Robert Drzewiecki, Steve Dube, Raymond Elmer, Anthony Faiola, Orene Ferris, Alan Fisher, Joseph Foley, Jeffrey Fortier, Eric Fudge, William Gately, Thomas Gilbert, Greg Ginnelly, James Haut, Gary Hayes, Todd Hoffa, Justin Huber, Karen Hyland, Scott Jackson, Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz, Sean Kelley, Ronald Kief, John Krieski, Lorie Lane, Paul Leighton, David Lewis, James Marcella, Nicholas Martin, Douglas Maxellon, Amanda McDermott, Garrett McVaney, Tom McVaney, Trevor Micoletti, Chet Muckenhirn, James Musselwhite, Gary Nash, Dat Nguyen, Wilfredo Nieves, Charles Nutter, Colleen O’Hare, Joseph Orlando, Robert Owens, TodParisek, John Pelland, Zachary Perrin, Steven Peters, Tom Popick, Daniel Records, Brigitte Reid, James Rusconi, Douglas Sandin, John Santoro, Jeff Sargis, Susan Scheyd, George Schoeller, George Schoeller Jr., Zachary Schroder, Justin Shelton, Timothy Shelton, Jared Shelton, Kate Shelton, Donald Smith, Albert Spaulding, Ian Sprigg, Gregory Startz, Walter Stefanyk, Craig Stockwell, David Stoddard, Michele Toothaker, Andrew Tower, Frank Trumble, Benjamin Weingarden, Tricia White, Daniel Wiedmer, Andrew Winiarski, Andre Wright, Mark Zagrobelny, and Joseph Ziolko.
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MAR’s Chili Cookoff n
Letters we like to receive...
By Brenna Frania and Patti Mikeska
The Mid-Atlantic Region decided the best way to “kick-off” a celebration of the Baltimore Ravens playing in the Super Bowl was to have a good ol’ fashioned Chili Cook-off Competition. On Friday, February 1st, MAR’s First Annual Chili Cook-Off competition was held. Seven team members: Aric Dreher, Stan Tyzsko, Mike McGeady, Jenny Stutzman, Brenda Petito, Brenna Frania, and Neeley Stanton brought in their favorite secret recipes in hopes of gaining the bragging rights and the enviable “Hot Cauldron Award.” Other team members brought in cornbread, cake, dips, salsa and chips to round out the menu. The judges – Chris Crosby (Fab Shop Manager), Mike Potter (Equipment Group Manager), and Lee Alyward (Training Coordinator) – conducted a blind taste. To protect the anonymity of the participants, numbers were assigned to each entry. Each numbered entry was brought in one-at-a-time for the judges to taste. The brave, steel-stomached judges went about selecting their favorite as plenty of water and cold towels were provided, as well as the promise of Tums and Pepto Bismol when they were finished. Mike McGeady’s chili entry, “Belly Rubbin’ Chili (the source of global warming),” was declared the winner. Mike became the proud recipient of MAR’s 1st Annual Hot Cauldron Award. Stan Tyzsko’s “Stan’s Chili” was the second place winner, and Jenny Stutzman’s “Ragin’ Ravens Chili” placed third. Everyone had their fill, enjoyed the camaraderie of the day, and looks forward to our second annual Hot Cauldron Award.
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What Are Our Retirees Up To? The three Ray Brothers -- Wayne “Razor” Ray, and Frank Raye -- were ice fishing on East Grand Lake with Mac Cianchette in February of 2013 and took a break to visit former Cianbro General Foreman Sherman “Blondie” Roberts, who lived on the lake. They Blondi all had worked Raye, ae Roberts wit h nd Fra together on nk Ray Mac Cianchet e leani several projects ng on B te, “Razor” R londie's ay, Pa throughout their careers with w a l k e r - 20ul Cianbro, beginning their collaborations in the early 1970s. During this 13 particular visit, the five teammates shared many laughs and great memories. Mac and the Ray Brothers agreed on one thing: that Blondie was an excellent teacher and they gave credit to him for enhancing their careers. The men worked together on projects in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland. “Blondie and the Ray Boys were well rounded in all aspects of heavy civil construction and all had a willingness to go where needed while keeping a ‘can-do’ attitude,” said Mac. “They took pride in their work and yet they were humble as individuals.” Blondie enjoyed 13 years of retirement on the lake, living in his lakeside home. He passed away on May 8, 2013, only a few months after the photo was taken (see page 41 for Blondie’s memorial). The Ray Brothers, known by most of their Cianbro colleagues as “The Ray Boys,” are all enjoying retirement, doing lots in the Maine outdoors. They enjoy hunting, fishing, boating and canoeing together and with e, friends. They share ownership of a family cabin on Sibley Mac Cianchett , r e v a e W om T Pond, where Paul is seen the most. They do an annual caMike Potter, noe trip down the St. Croix River and enjoy many annual/ Left to right: y - Circa 1985 planned family and friends events. The Ray Boys always “Razor” Ra had a reputation as great party givers and goers, and they haven’t lost their talent for that. Razor is doing an Alaska fishing trip this summer, Paul is busy with grandchildren, and Frank is enjoying gardening in his greenhouse that he built himself. According to Razor, they never run out of things to do. Between house projects, camp, firewood and all their outdoor activities, they are all staying very active, healthy and happy. Paul Raye
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EDITOR’S NOTE: We at the Chatter are hoping to check in with our retirees in every new edition. If any Cianbro retiree, or the friends/family of a retiree, wishes to send along a short description of the life the team member is now leading, we would be happy to publish the description in the Chatter so that former TMs can stay connected to the Cianbro family and vice versa! Please send any updates to Chatter Editor Alan Grover at email@example.com. Or you may send snail mail to: Cianbro Corporate Office, Attention: Chatter Editor, PO Box 1000, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967. 36
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CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Pages 37 thru 39 Honors our Active Cianbro Team Members with One or More Years of Service Michael L. Raven Thomas Wozniak Rick C. Leonard Thomas R. Closson n 32 Years n 68 Years James R. Rusconi Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Ralph S. Clukey Mark J. Zagrobelny Kenneth L. Cianchette n
Thomas I. Caldwell n
Henry M. Cone Paul E. Bertrand Paul A. Magoon Richard E. Padham n
Peter G. Vigue n
David A. Varney n
Edward D. LePage n
George Bell Malcolm Cianchette Gary L. Taylor n
James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach Dale E. Wilson Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr
37 Years James M. Bonney Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi n
Alan R. Burton Franklin D. Dunton Steven A. Perrault Everett O. Rogers Larry R. Scott n
John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren John L. Purinto
34 Years Roy H. Bolton II Manley E. Bragdon Charles Cianchette Roderick L. MacKay Jr. Douglas L. Moore Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Thomas E. Stone n
33 Years Eric S. Brown Chris A. Cianchette Henry T. Cook Paul L. Day Robert Jamison Donald Keresztenyi Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Nancy L. Sidelinger Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton n
Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry Douglas W. Foster Thomas F. Gilbert William Hadlock 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 Thomas J. Weaver Gregory E. Wing n
Domenick Arena Wayne L. Blodgett 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 n
Bonnie Brown Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Michael F. Foster Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter George B. Ward Brian W. Watson
29 Years 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
Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut Lloyd E. Moore William A. Reid n
Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Scott B. Ludden Bradley H. Marquis Robert C. Owens
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Jacqueline E. Arsenault Dennis E. Beisaw Jerrold P. Cross Neal T. Dawes Jeffry L. Dunham Barry J. Gordon Gary D. Gorman Michael L. Goucher Craig O. Holmquist Terence Lemieux Keith B. Magoon Ronald G. Peterson James P. Pond Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards William F. Stetson III Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette Eric L. Witham n 25 Years Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford David E. Bond Brenda L. Cote Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier John J. Henry Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease John A. Pelland Scott M. Remillard Mark A. Richardson Douglas Sidelinger Dale D. Smith Scott S. Young
24 Years Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings Oâ€™Neil E. Boivin Kyle E. Chapman Thomas W. Cianchette Trent C. Clukey Mark D. Cochrane Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. Donald J. Dostie John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton Timothy N. Jackson James F. Leavitt Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse Dan P. McNally Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Brian E. Michaud Charles W. Nutter Carol J. Ouellette Leland V. Page Jr. David G. Parsons Barry J. Perkins William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor Glen A. Thornton James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson n
Kris M. Ballard Vera L. Bryant Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Paul J. Leighton Aaron L. Wedgewood Daniel L. Wyman Douglas H. Wyman
22 Years Paul K. Anaman Thomas L. Batchelder 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
21 Years Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Faunce L. Cleaves Larry F. Coston Daniel A. Dubois Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Paul M. Holmquist Craig R. McConaughey Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James W. Reinhardt James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar Kimberly G. Sieber Phillip A. Smith George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde n
20 Years Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Ronald F. Cote Lauren E. Dow Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa Dawn M. Lewis Brent E. Luce Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Scott B. Mitchell William J. Mixer Joseph R. Oliver Tod M. Parisek John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Gary W. Smith Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Andi Vigue Max S. Wahl n
19 Years Michael A. Abbott Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon John S. Keszler n
Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower
18 Years Tina Adams Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins Milton A. Cruikshank II James M. Curtis III Everett B. Doughty Sr. Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Kevin L. Grass Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Craig M. LePage Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James D. Musselwhite James L. Pelletier Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla n
17 Years Chris G. Alexander Craig G. Alexander Richard A. Bachelder Jr. Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Norman C. Blakely Jason A. Butler Kerry W. Chapman 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 William R. Richardson Patrick L. Slawek Timothy F. Stauder Christopher L. Stevens Raymond M. Therrien Scott M. Tierney Gail B. Tourtelotte Kim A. Tozier Chris Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Gary E. Wise Kenneth P. Woodcock n
16 Years Joseph E. Ballard Michael A. Berry Walter J. Borkowski Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Bruce L. Calkins Sr. Kristen A. Chipman n
Robert B. Costine Kenneth R. Eaton Jr. Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Jeffrey A. Hall Charles A. Handley Jr. Brent A. Haskell Andrew C. Kelley 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 Larry R. Snowman Jr. Brent A. Spencer Walter Stefanyk Wesley A. Sweatt Kenneth D. Tibbetts Steven C. Trombley Jarrod K. True Frank J. Trumble Jennifer L. Turcotte Bradley A. Vanadestine Ronald E. Wedgewood n 15 Years 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 Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Dana L. Pollis Jr. Richard A. Preble Susan L. Roberts Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman Robert E. Small David A. Walker Aaron W. Walsh
14 Years Scott L. Alexander Christopher R. Bagley Aaron F. Barbalate Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Aron A. Boothe Jr. n
Richard S. Brescia Michael J. Brooks Torrey B. Brown Charles E. Butts Delmont L. Chase Jr. Bobbi J. Collins Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney Jerome C. Cross Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Jon M. Gliniewicz Anthony A. Graham Gary Guindon Joshua A. Kerr Christopher S. McKenna Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Bernard J. Petrauskas Justin A. Shelton Joseph L. Standley II Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Paul L. Williams
13 Years Chad H. Alley Tesfahunegn Berhane William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Robert L. Bussell Brian K. Buswell Amy J. Chute Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Dylan R. Clay 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 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 Matthew J. Mortensen Russell J. O’Neal Lora J. Pitcairn Christopher R. Pond Brigitte M. Reid Shawn A. Reid George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Wade J. Rideout II Chester L. Robbins Jr. Jason G. Rourke Francisco Salazar Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith n
Patrick N. Steeves Gail M. Stone Kerry A. Swallow Arthur L. White Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard
12 Years Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Calvin A. Andrews Ronald D. Ayres Ralph E. Bailey 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 Patrick M. Cronin 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 Jason J. Harris Oscar A. Hernandez Frank Holliday Jr. Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Vincent R. Lago David P. Maheu Robert M. Mayhew Mark P. McLean Sue Noiles David L. Perrault Kevin R. Pond Peter K. Robshaw Michael S. Roderick Chad E. Rogers Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Albert W. Spaulding Stanley W. Tyszko Mark D. Whitley Michael J. Wilczynski Eileen M. Wright Robert A. Young n
11 Years 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 Brian L. Kendrick Timothy J. Leclerc Isaac E. Machic Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Stephen R. Montgomery David P. Moreau Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Terry A. Newton Carmine J. Nile n
Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Thomas R. Smith David A. Stenzel Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette Charles R. Witt
10 Years Wilson F. Almand Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Steven A. Baker Jesus Bernal Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer Jeremy J. Bragg Jeffrey N. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Stacy O. Clement 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 Michael W. Holmes Leonard M. Jackson Jeffrey M. Jones Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Thomas M. Leonard Jean-Paul J. Lettre Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Gail E. Mayo Ronald F. McComb Jr. Peter McCormick Larry D. Mercier Charles H. Moulton Malvin W. Neal Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Paul A. Osborne Derek S. Perkins Thomas G. Perrier Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Dean N. Schofield Jared M. Shelton Harold E. Sherwood Jr. Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares Daniel H. Wiedmer
9 Years 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 n
Albert J. Michaud Michael J. Morelle Richard M. Noblet Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Lisa L. Perry Diego N. Pojoy Gilbert R. Rossignol Jr. Debra B. Scott Julia C. Smith Richard A. Toothaker David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Harry A. Woods Jr.
8 Years 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 Melissa A. Corbett 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 Patrick D. Holland Young C. Hong Christopher E. Jarvais Stephen G. King Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon James E. LePage Joseph P. Lickman Freddie P. Lord 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 Joseph L. Poulin John A. Rossignol John C. Santoro Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Wendy S. St Amand Trinidad B. Suarez Nathan A. Sweatt Terra L. Thomas Cory W. Verrill Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Richard E. Westberry Jr. Tim Whitmore n
7 Years James R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Mark F. Ashline Richard J. Bryant Daniel P. Butler Erica D. Caldwell Stephen W. Clendenning Adam J. Cristoforo Robert R. Deppe Jonathan E. DiCentes Kurt A. Dickinson Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth n
Thomas M. Figura Barbara E. Gudroe Elias J. Hershbine Dave W. Holst Hsiao Chin Hwang Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz Kyle R. King John E. Krieski Paul R. Labrecque Rex Lagle Steven G. Lavallee Durant Marion Steve N. McCallister Nathan C. McIver Stuart P. Mullis Vickie L. Nadeau German C. Palestino Steven Peters Michael C. Rand William A. Richardson Madrid M. Roddy Eric D. Saucier George A. Schoeller Ruben J. Schofield Timothy C. Shelton Peter H. Smedberg Dale E. Smith 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 Joseph M. Ziolko
6 Years Carey A. Abbott Matthew A. Anderson Jesse A. Athorp Chris M. Bailey Matthew G. Brawn Shawn R. Bryant Nathan R. Butler Steven G. Camire Jorge L. Castro Chih T. Chen Peter E. Cianchette Raymond A. Collins Stephanie A. Cote Cecil Cowan Carl J. Cross Jr. Debra Cyr Rebecca K. Daly Keith S. Dawley Joshua B. Emmons Robbie W. Ferguson Christopher M. Furrow Zaccheriah J. Gidney Megan L. Godfrey Wilbert Gonzalez Jacob M. Gorman Derrick J. Graves Michele J. Guyette Benjamin A. Hall Nicole R. Hardy Shalakow E. Hebig Peter A. Hill Randy C. Hutchinson Jr. Ryan C. Hutchinson Robert G. Jewett Kevin Jones Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Miranda L. Kinney Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Brian M. Larsen Jesus Limon William J. Lovely Michael P. MacVane Cassandra J. Magoon Stephen C. Malatesta n
Knowell A. Matthews Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland Philip D. McKenney Nicholas A. Meader Bruce R. Metrick Terry L. Munn Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Ashley R. Nichols Wilfredo Nieves Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Brent T. Nunn James F. O’Connor Kevin O’Neill Joshua A. Parker Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Bret R. Pokorny Steve M. Pound William R. Rackliff Daniel J. Records Shane D. Reisinger Adam J. Rock Joshua B. Sault Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry Gary A. Steward Robert C. Sweetser Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Kristen E. Theriault Joshua D. Turcotte Benjamin L. Ward Susan H. Weeks Suzan West Richard A. White Tricia L. White Shawn T. Withee n
Jerry C. Adams Jerry C. Adams Marbin A. Alvarenga Michael L. Anderson Michael J. Astle Samuel A. Baker Christopher C. Banker Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Alfred T. Baron Holly J. Belanger Donald J. Beliveau Larry A. Billings Jr. Michael N. Bissonnette William E. Bonneau Robert N. Bouley Derrick Brawn Daniel R. Brown Frank W. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Otey A. Burdette William D. Burdette Ray L. Bush Miguel A. Cabrera Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Seth T. Cates Christopher A. Chatto Keith A. Chubbuck Aaron Cianchette Daniel T. Coffey Terry A. Collamore Timothy J. Cooley Christopher G. Correia 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
Max C. Fish Wyatt E. Fitzgerald Nicholas D. Fox Robert D. Gann Justin D. Gemmell Christopher A. Gerold Aaron P. Gibbs Michelle L. Godsoe Omar C. Gonzalez Kleber J. Gould Dee Ann L. Grazioso Ashley A. Grindle Shaun A. Gronda Alan B. Grover Andrew R. Hall Jason L. Hancock William E. Handy Jaime V. Hanson Cody A. Harrison Selvin Hernandez Lopez Randolph B. Higgins Zachary W. Hines Mark M. Hovey James M. Howe Justin K. Huber Lori J. Hughes Nathan L. Jamison Jessica A. Kandel Christopher T. Karlen Michael R. Keim Trevor A. Kelley Elizabeth L. Kennedy Joseph D. Klekotta Christopher M. Koppes 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 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. Oâ€™Donnell Colleen K. Oâ€™Hare Christopher J. Palmacci Cosme G. Paredez Hong Ki Park Jae Park Ralph C. Pearl Kyle D. Pellerin Juan R. Perez Zachary E. Perrin Shelley A. Phillips-Mills Aaron M. Poole Jacob L. Poole Will A. Portillo Matthew Q. Proctor Brian P. Rancourt Ryan W. Robbins Anthony C. Robles James K. Roy Kevin P. Salaoutis Cherylee J. Samuelson Cristian R. Santos Victor Santos Timothy C. Sawyer William A. Sawyer George A. Schoeller Jr. Brayden L. Sheive Kate E. Shelton Irving E. Sherman Robert J. Slama David E. Sparaco Jeffrey A. Stackpole Christian E. Stefens Timothy N. Storer Matthew S. Sullivan
Dennis A. Surprenant Ryan J. Taylor Ernesto A. Tejada John W. Templin Oliver C. Thayer James L. Theriault Daniel W. Thibeault Andreus D. Thomas David W. Thomas Sr. Larry D. Thomas Christopher M. Tibbetts Matthew C. Tinker Michael S. Tripodi II Anthony V. Turner Kenneth R. Underhill Christopher M. Vainio Joseph P. Vanidestine Filomena Vieira Timothy D. Washburn Bradley J. Weiland Benjamin Weingarden Scott E. Wright n
Suzelle G. Allain Garry L. Allan UlisesAlvarenga Corey M. Blagdon Scott A. Boucher Michelle A. Boutilier Kevin K. Brogden Debra L. Brown Jason J. Canarr Jeffery P. Chandler Eric T. Clark Louis M. Conley Jonathon Correia Jillian J. Cote Christopher C. Courville Stephen A. Day Philip DeRoo Russell O. Dunn Orene L. Ferris Derek G. Fitzgerald Tony D. Foster Brenna N. Frania Scott R. French Matthew D. Gale Zachary Gardiner Timothy N. Gleason Ramon A. Gomez Robert L. Greene Jr. Bradley N. Grillo Nathaniel T. Hall Andrew W. Hallett Rigoberto B. Hernandez Derek M. Hilton Steven E. Jamison Kyle P. Jensen Dennis L. Johnson Sean G. Kelley Eui C. Kim Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp Matthew B. Knarr David C. Leith Jr. Jennifer E. Lord Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Nicholas J. Martin Adam K. Matheny Edward J. McCormick Amanda M. McDermott Michael C. McGeady Trevor C. Micoletti Nicholis R. Nelson Brian P. Pelletier Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson Thomas G. Robinson Douglas R. Robson Douglas E. Sandin Jeff J. Sargis John D. Savage Billy A. Sawtelle Glenn A. Severance Corey P. Sherwood John M. Sieber
Kurt M. Silvia David K. Sinclair Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith Owen M. Souer Timothy M. Sparks Neeley J. Stanton Robert A. Tourtelotte Eric D. Vivlamore Brian C. Williams Douglas Williams Andrew M. Winiarski n
Ronald R. Brox Peter Bumpus Chad E. Burgess Gregory A. Cannady Dana C. Churchill Joseph R. Clough Benjamin B. Connors Glen K. Conrad Bernard F. DiAngelo Adam J. Eastman Michael Evanchak James M. Flear Pablo Galvan Jeffery S. Giggey David J. Gokey Michael D. Gomes Henry Hardy Nicholas L. Hesseltine Adam J. Hughes Karen J. Hyland Justin A. Jones Daryl M. Kelly Steven V. Konka Jamie M. LeClair John D. Lee Joseph M. Lucas Sean M. Lyons Wilson A. Macario Denis E. Martin William H. Messer Jr. Stephen D. Mitchell Dennis C. Morris Scott L. Morris Patrick A. Morse Shawn P. Neal Dat T. Nguyen Steven M. Osborne Fredrick J. Pina Jr. Joanna Pyun Malcolm C. Sanders John D. Schill David M. Sheehan Kevin Sicard Patrick J. Smith Ryan M. Smith Brian A. Stebbins Aaron M. Stevens Robert D. Stewart Douglass D. Timms Jeffrey M. Towle Michael R. Tripp Philip J. Vigue Elaina M. Wakely Travis E. Watson Jonathan J. Wheaton Ronald J. Wheeler James W. White Cesar I. Zuniga n
Hannah L. Bass Gerry L. Batchelder Gene M. Bates Devin W. Beane Thomas F. Bellatty Tyler J. Bernat Guy S. Berthiaume Daniel M. Brann Eric J. Brazeau Michael A. Brown James M. Browne Stephen Broznowicz Keith P. Campbell Jesse S. Chase
Garth T. Conrad Richard J. Cote Christian B. Crosby Michael P. Davis Thomas L. Desjardins Cory M. Dion Jason M. Edmonds Raymond E. Elmer Josef P. Everhart Anthony M. Faiola Austin J. Fisher Kathleen B. Flenke Monique S. Foster Colin French Kaleb W. Gallagher William M. Gately Scott H. Gibbs Derek L. Grenier Daniel W. Hagelberg James P. Higgins Jr. Christopher F. Holliday John W. Holt Frank R. Hulseman David B. Jordan Matthew W. Kling Bruce R. Knox Kelsee L. Lancaster John P. Lisenby Ryan L. Lockhart Edwin A. Luna Ordonez David B. MacMartin J Cruz E. Martinez Esdras J. Mas Julio A. Matul Stephen V. McCarron Joseph W. McDonald Samantha Neal Ashley E. Nesbit Frank O. Nile Reed J. Perkins Silvino F. Pojoy Ryan R. Rathburn Steven M. Richardson Russell M. Rodrigue Mark R. Rousseau Michael D. Salley Zachary S. Schroder Kevin E. Shilko Douglas J. Standbridge Diandra J. Staples Justin T. Stewart Jay S. Swazey Walter I. Tuttle Jr. Lauren C. Walsh Lohn Corey E. Ward Eric T. Willett Ryan R. Wilson Nikki M. Yawn Michelle S. Young n
Sean P. Abramson David Adams John R. Adams Kevin J. Adams Andrew J. Aldrich Scott W. Ames Dwaine Anastos Nathan D. Baker Robert G. Baptiste Richard Bartucca Jr. Benjamin I. Beaulieu Douglas A. Bierschwale Roy H. Bolton III Bob A. Bresnahan Charles D. Britt David M. Brookings Charles Brown Darryl N. Brown Dakota W. Bryant Robert D. Bunnitt Lee E. Burke Eben Campbell Joseph L. Campbell Eugene N. Carey Jr. Julie K. Carmody Daniel R. Carrier Frank P. Carter
Nathan R. Carter Mary C. Casey Patrick J. Chamberlain Nathan Chambers John Chappell Scott Clark Jason Connatser Jacob Cotnoir Peter Craig Christopher E. Crawley David Croteau Joshua S. Davis William G. Davis Daniel R. Deschaine Michael Dill David K. Doherty Jasun C. Dunson Kelby Duplisea Brett A. Dyer Chad Edgett Shane Federico Travis D. Fergola George H. Fetterman Cortney E. Flenke Aaron J. Fluellen Eric A. Fogg Jeffrey T. Fortier William Foster Gregory W. Gatchell Donna M. Gladu Brandon C. Glencross Eric Goodale Heather R. Goodridge Benjamin J. Goslin Roman Gosselin Warren R. Gosselin Tyler Graves Jason Grover Daniel E. Guiliani Ross Hallowell Adam L. Harmon Christopher Harney Randall S. Harris Brandon J. Hartford Thomas J. Harvey Matthew Haskell Craig B. Hatch Michael T. Hathaway Kevin A. Havey Peter Heartquist Christopher G. Hendl Kenneth J. Hibbard Brian K. Hilton Joshua Holston Daniel H. Hopkins Jeffery Howe Eugene A. Huddleston Timothy Irish Tyler J. Jacobs Joseph N. Jenness Quinton L. Johnson Garrett P. Keane Ryan P. Keefe Roger W. Keyes Robert King Jr. Jacob T. Knowles Jeremy Ladd John Lampinen Nathan M. Lancaster Amanda M. Laney Brock A. Leavitt Alvaro Lemus-Perez Michael Lessard Norman A. Linnell Charles H. Longmuir Spencer Longmuir Scott Lowell Kendra R. Ludden Jarrett Lusignan Erik D. Maheu Nicole A. Malatesta Ronald Malonson Randall D. Marcotte Terry A. Martin Charles E. Martz Jeffrey J. Mason Douglas C. Maxellon Carl V. McAdam
Patrik W. McCarthy Andrew J. McClyman Cameron McLellan Robert L. McMullen Luke D. Michaud Patti L. Mikeska Mallory F. Montanez Jeremy R. Moody Daniel Mooney Cameron D. Moore Jeremy Nadeau Matthew A. Novicki Kevin O`Connor Dennis V. Ordway Dylan S. Osnoe Anthony J. Passmore Jack M. Patterson John Pearson Andrew Pelkey Nolan P. Pelkey Justin Pellerin Jacob R. Pelletier Bruce A. Perkins Samuel L. Petrie Jeffery R. Philbrook Henry Phillips Jr. Kyle Pike Zachary M. Platt Frank E. Poirier III David J. Pomerleau Rachel Porter Danny E. Potter David D. Proulx Ross T. Pruitt Katie Pushard Jacob L. Ramp Kate C. Ransom James D. Reed II Emmett E. Reid Daniel R. Reuille Jason Richard Charles Richburg Frances J. Riggs Joshua M. Robinson Albert Rowbotham Jr. Peter J. Russell Rudy Salazar Ethan F. Santos Gregory M. Schueman Spencer W. Seiferth Christopher Simmons William Simpson Rodney N. Small Bradley P. Smith Stephanie A. Spalding Kenneth N. Spears Ian B. Sprigg Gregory Startz II Logan L. Swallow Kevin J. Talley Paul Temple Bradley G. Therrien Matthew Therrien Alexander R. Thompson Dale L. Thompson Douglas C. Thompson Michael M. Truly Nikolaos Turnbull James F. Underwood David Vachon Tammy J. Vance Richard A. Viens Christopher Vloedman Michael T. Warman Cheryl L. Waters Sarah H. Weeks James S. Wetherell Scott A. Wheeler Brandon D. Wilson Jeffery S. Wing Neil T. Wooley Brock E. Worster Andre M. Wright Ronald C. Wright Reginald T. Young Matthew R. Zilliox Andrew J. Zimmerman
In Memory of
It had been a source of chuckles for many years: SNE Ironworker Foreman Kyle Chapman told his colleagues again and again that he wanted none other than CEO Pete Vigue to do the honors when it came time for him to be presented with a 25 year anniversary watch. Kyle also would joke that as soon as he got the watch, he would retire. On Friday, June 21st, Pete Vigue, Vice Presidents Mac Cianchette and Jeffrey Towle, and around 70 of Kyle’s teammates gathered at the Groton New London Airport where Kyle was honored with a 25 year watch presented by Pete. While Pete prepared to make the presentation, Kyle quickly stood up to accept the watch, and Pete said with a smile, “Kyle, you’ve got to sit down because I’ve got to talk first.” Pete went on to talk about Kyle’s career as a “silent professional,” and a proud Marine. He discussed how Kyle started as a tool crib attendant who learned welding on his own time (usually lunch time) from Jim Rusconi in order to advance within the company. “He always took the time to help others whether on or off the job,” said Pete. He spoke about Kyle’s family being present and that the rest of his family was there as well (referring to the Cianbro team members standing nearby). “There is only one word to describe this and that word is‘love.’” Kyle’s wife, Christina, chimed in and spoke of how Kyle came to be a Cianbro
employee. “We were driving over the Niantic River Bridge and he saw all the pieces of equipment with the Cianbro name on them. Kyle said that was a company that he would like to work for.” He called many times to get a job and his persistence paid off when he was finally hired in May 1989. After receiving his watch, Kyle achieved another of his dreams. He always had wanted to fly in a helicopter. Despite his weakened condition, he was able to climb aboard a waiting chopper for a flight over the Mystic River Bridge, where he had spent most of his professional time during the past six months. Only strong enough to withstand 15 minutes of flight time, Kyle returned to the airport after his aerial tour of Mystic and was taken home by his family. Sadly, Kyle passed away less than 24 hours later, in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 22nd. He was 52 years old. NNE General Foreman Charlie Nutter remembers, “I first met Kyle back in the early Nineties, while we were working the Saugatuck Railroad Bridge.
In Memory of
We were talking and I asked him where he was from. I assumed that with that southern accent, he was going to say that he came from one of the Gulf States. Instead, he came out with, ‘I’m from Maine.’ That took me off guard. He then went on to explain that he grew up in a military family, and was born in Limestone, Maine. I knew then that I was going to like Kyle for his good humor and his sense of responsibility. When given a task to do, Kyle always gave his all to it. With Kyle being an SNE employee and myself an NNE employee, our paths would cross intermittently through the years. During the next 20 odd years, we got to work on seven different projects together. Kyle was always the same, rock solid, humorous, friendly, very skilled craftsman that I had befriended years ago. Our most recent opportunity to work together was during the last two seasonal rehabilitation phases at Mystic River Bridge. Kyle stepped out of his normal trades to help us millwrights. He took that challenge without breaking stride and again showed his dedication and professionalism. Kyle became leader, mentor and a true friend to everyone on site. I will deeply miss him.” From Cianbro Ironworker Foreman Tod Parisek: “KC, co-worker, friend, brother. From the day I met Kyle, I immediately knew he was a one-of-a-kind person. His character said it all. KC, a genuine human being.”
Former Cianbro millwright and foreman Peter Lagasse of Dexter, Maine passed away after a long illness on March 21, 2013. He was 71 years old. Pete worked 17 years for the company, serving primarily in paper mills throughout the region including S.D. Warren in Westbrook, Maine in 1986; Groveton, New Hampshire in 1983; and Madison Paper in Madison, Maine from 1980-81. Peter’s mechanical expertise began with a stint in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1960s. His resume included a host of skills, including boiler installation and alignment, pipe fitting, instrumentation, rigging, hydroelectric work, procurement, and blue print reading. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut as an engine mechanic before joining Cianbro. Peter spent lots of time fly fishing, fly tying, and building cedar-strip canoes when he was not on the job. He is survived by another longstanding former Cianbro team member, Peggy Lagasse, his wife. “Both Peter and Peggy cared deeply about Cianbro and about ensuring that they were making a contribution to the company’s success,” said Vice President Alan Burton. 40
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In Memory of
Sherman “Blondie” Roberts
Veteran Cianbro General Foreman Sherman “Blondie” Roberts passed away on May 8, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was highly respected by all who worked with him on Cianbro projects. His jobs began with several marine projects in Portland Harbor and on the coast of Maine around the time of Cianbro’s acquisition of Blondie’s previous employer, Portland-based Snodgrass Construction Company. Those projects included the Texaco Pier and Portland Pipeline. Blondie’s Cianbro career wrapped up with paper mill work at S.D. Warren in Westbrook, Maine, Great Northern Paper in Millinocket, Maine, and Georgia Pacific in Woodland, Maine shortly before his retirement in 1998. In between those years, he traveled the East Coast serving as a key team player for Cianbro at such projects as the Conowingo Bridge over the Susquehanna River in Maryland, and the Braga Bridge in Fall River, Massachusetts. Blondie had strong skills in heavy civil disciplines, including cofferdams, pile driving, and heavy rigging, eventually racking up 36 years of service with Cianbro. “I first met Blondie in the summer of 1973,” remembers Cianbro Senior Vice President Mac Cianchette. “My first impressions of him never changed over the years, but only became stronger through his actions. He was a true builder with a strong desire to teach young people. He was caring and didn’t mince words. You never wondered what Blondie thought or how he was feeling about a subject. He was confident in himself, yet he was not cocky. He was fun loving and everyone wanted him on their job. Blondie was a mentor to many young people, not only for the knowledge he offered at work, but also for his financial wisdom. He taught his people how to save money. Blondie was a great man that we will all truly miss.” Mike Goucher remembers how Blondie would encourage his teammates to save money on jobs where they earned paychecks together. “At the end of some of those jobs, Blondie would watch guys heading off to buy a new truck with the cash he had helped them to save,” Mike said. Project Superintendent Archie Wheaton remembers Blondie this way: “My good friend Blondie Roberts represented ‘Old School’ to the extreme. He knew how to work the crew hard but at the same time had a unique and humorous way of keeping everyone’s spirits high. I learned many lessons watching Blondie work and he was always helpful when I needed advice. Sometimes I didn’t even know I needed advice but he wasn’t shy giving it anyway. When I think about the past and the people I looked up to as I worked my way along, Blondie was a Top Dog in my book. I bet our Lord is getting a lesson right now on how to stick and drive sheets. So long my friend.”
In Memory of
Cianbro regrets to announce that Senior Quality Engineer Paul Smith passed away at home on Friday, June 14th, of natural causes. Paul started working for Cianbro in 2002, taking part in some of the company’s better-known projects in the state of Maine, including the Amethyst oil rig project in Portland Harbor and the Waldo-Hancock Bridge in Verona. Previously, he served in the United States Navy and worked in other industrial facilities. He relocated to the Mid-Atlantic Region to support MAR’s Quality Assurance needs in 2004, and was involved in a multitude of projects including the Air
Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Over the years, Paul worked with a large number of Cianbro team members who all held him in high regard. “He had a confident, quiet and friendly demeanor,” said QAQC Manager Charles Hall. “He was a good technical resource and worked hard to cover a wide geographic area. He will be missed personally and professionally.” Colleague Tina Adams from Cianbro Finance remembers Paul as a great guy, a good family man, and someone who was well respected for his work. “Smitty worked with a group of us on a project in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,” said Tina. “Like most jobs when you have a group that works away from home, we banded together. Paul was always part of the adventures, frequently trying to steer us back on track. He always had a smile and was able to see the humor in daily life. He will be sadly missed by his many friends both in his personal life and in his ‘Cianbro Life.’”
“Paul was the go-to guy when it came to welding,” said Project Manager Aric Dreher. “He was extremely knowledgeable and quick to respond with an answer no matter what time of day. Paul always strived to be the best and to learn the most with anything that he was involved with. You couldn’t ask for a better guy to work with or be around.” Mid-Atlantic Regional General Manager Chris Scott said, “Paul Smith was not only a great team member mentoring many of our craft team members and supervisors with the completion of high quality work, but he was a just a good person who everyone liked to have around on their projects. I have received many calls from the MAR team members expressing their kind thoughts of Paul Smith. He will be missed.” HR Vice President Mike Bennett said that Paul will be truly missed by his Cianbro family and that the thoughts and prayers of Paul’s colleagues are with the Smith family at this difficult time.
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What does it take to get the job done “safe” and “well”? Eliminating the risky behaviors. The health and safety of our team members is Cianbro’s number one priority. This emphasis has led to a nationally recognized wellness program and a culture that embraces its importance. Team members have taken control of their health and safety both at home and at work. Your participation in health and safety initiatives exemplifies that you value an important part of Cianbro’s growth – working as a team to become the safest and healthiest company in America.
Getting the job done “safe” and “well” depends on every team member. Health Coaches collaborate and support team members and their families to identify, set goals and achieve positive, healthy, and sustainable changes to influence ENERGY – physical, emotional and mental.
ENERGY IN - BALANCED & WELL EMPLOYEES Food | Fitness | Hydration | Rest | Happiness
Health Coaches are on a mission to achieve more one-on-one and group “face time” with team members and site management to inspire and guide behavior changes that lead to improved/sustained health and well-being, both on and off the job. With greater visibility and presence on the jobsites this year, Health Coaches will be striving for higher participation of team members to reach a goal of 80% of the Cianbro population in Low Risk. YOU play an essential role in Cianbro’s health and safety initiatives! To foster the integration of wellness and safety, SHARE meetings throughout each region will now be emphasizing wellness opportunities for enhancing TM safety and productivity, allowing attendees to present the wellness needs, ideas, challenges and input from the field. Health Coaches will attend these meetings to present relevant information, garner support and feedback, and seek guidance from site leaders. In addition, Cianbro is re-introducing the well workplace challenge with Jobsite Wellness Scorecards to help develop work environments and resources that support team members with their health goals. What does it mean for YOU to be both safe and well on a daily basis? Take advantage of one-on-one time with your Health Coach to explore bringing your self-care to a new level!
A JOB DONE SAFELY - DEPENDS ON EACH AND EVERY TEAM MEMBER ASK YOURSELF:
ENERGY OUT - LEADS TO RESULTS Committed | Focused | Positive | Emotionally Balanced Physically Prepared (endurance, speed, accuracy)
Do I have the right PPE? Do I know the activity plan? Am I following the policies and procedures? Am I monitoring changes in the environment? Am I communicating with others?
A JOB WELL DONE - DEPENDS ON EACH AND EVERY TEAM MEMBER ASK YOURSELF: Do I get enough sleep? Do I eat foods to fuel my body well? Am I motivated? Am I focused? Do I have the physical ability (balance, endurance, accuracy, speed)?
Your physical health impacts your focus, decision-making, attitude, emotions, strength, speed, endurance, recovery, and injury risk. Your Health Coach can help you make small changes over time to help support your physical health and wellness. You have the ability to be “safe” and “well” for yourself, your family, your team members, and the success of Cianbro.
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Mystic River Bridge Rehabilitation Draws to a Close n
By Matt Hebert
Springtime in Mystic, Connecticut gives people around the area plenty to look forward to, like warmer weather, longer days, and time on the river again. This year, Mystic residents have another milestone to celebrate: Cianbro’s completion of the three-year rehabilitation of the community's beloved 90-year old drawbridge. The first season consisted of a complete blasting and painting of the existing structure. In season two the Cianbro onsite team, under the watchful eye of Cianbro’s temporary design team, jacked and re-aligned the existing balance truss, replaced the counter weight trunnion bearings, the balance links and associated bearings and completed numerous steel repairs to the superstructure. Season three began with the complete demolition of the existing equipment machinery pits and the removal of operating machinery for the bridge, as well as complete demolition and removal of the existing electrical system. After the first of the year Cianbro installed new control house support steel while replacing the existing machinery pits steel. Once the steel was in place Cianbro formed and placed concrete in the machinery pits and set the new control house. The new control house arrived pre-fabricated in four modular units to facilitate the constrained over-the-water installation. The work to install the new control system began once the control room was in place. While Electrical Foreman Eric Fudge and Cianbro’s electrical team were busy with the control system, the mechanical millwright team led by Charlie Nutter worked to install the new operating machinery on both sides of the bridge. At the same time the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CONNDOT) recognized the need to rehabilitate the existing coating on the counterweights. Cianbro undertook the task of designing falsework over the roadway and a full containment around the counterweights with the help of Cianbro’s temporary design team. Once the design was complete Cianbro coordinated the scaffolding and installed a fully-contained access. A team led by Don Smith and Todd Hoffa removed approximately eight tons of balance blocks from the counterweights, removed the existing coating on the counterweights, and prepared the surface for the coatings subcontractor to apply the new coating to the counterweights. As the installation of the electrical/control system and the machinery installation ended, the team turned to the task of start-up and check-out of the new equipment and controls. Start-up began on April 10th, and on April 12th the Mystic River Drawbridge made its first successful opening under the new controls and machinery packages. The bridge opening milestone was achieved three days ahead of the April 15th due date that was set by CONNDOT and the U.S. Coast Guard three years earlier. Since then, Cianbro has been working to fine tune the balance of the bridge and is currently underway with final punch list and touch-up painting activities. A special thanks to everyone who helped make this project a success, and to Cianbro’s client, CONNDOT, for being a great partner on this challenging and exciting project.
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