Cianbro Chatter Spring 2012

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By Pete Vigue

Looking back over the first two quarters of 2012, I’m reminded of the continued difficult economic conditions that we have experienced. Despite the challenges we have faced and the lack of a national economic recovery, I am proud to communicate that your company continues to grow and be successful, all while continuing to achieve record-breaking safety statistics and meeting our quest of becoming the healthiest and safest company in America! Across the pages of this edition of the Chatter, you will see much of the great work that our teams have put into place over the past six months – each article a testament to the extraordinary skill, perseverance, and ingenuity of our team members. This continues to be Cianbro’s main strength, our best tool, our most important resource: Our Team Members. I like to think of our people as the key ingredient to success – “our recipe.” Let me explain. I believe that, no matter what the problem and regardless of the issues we face, there is always someone in the company who can make a significant contribution and help us to develop the solution when given the opportunity. The real benefit is created when an individual makes a contribution within a team. If you take that individual, and then bring him or her together with a group of other people, and if you really believe that Pete Vigue everybody can contribute to the process, the result becomes our “recipe for success” – it’s when you create an atmosphere where all of these people collectively take their “know-how,” their experience, even the experience in terms of making mistakes, and bring it all together where people have the opportunity to express themselves and display their knowledge and skill. In this atmosphere, there has been no problem that we haven’t been able to resolve. Viewed in another way, our recipe is similar to the type of collaboration that takes place in an Italian kitchen. It’s a little of this and a little of that, and you can’t find the details in any book…it’s in someone’s head or in the skills of their hands. In Cianbro’s case, you use a little of this and a little of that, and there are multiple ingredients – you take that concept and you create that environment where you get a little input and insight from everybody. Quickly, if people have an open mind, it’s amazing what solutions the group designs. As a result of that success, people get to build their self-esteem, self-confidence, and ability to work with others, and they start to believe in one another and they see the benefit of working as a team. That’s why our company has achieved all that it has accomplished over the period of 63 years. There is not one single expert – it’s a group of experts – a group of people who have a lot of knowledge, many skills, and the willingness to work together for success. The real fun is when we all win together. We see examples of this approach every day. It doesn’t matter if it’s working to secure a project, working out some serious issues with a condition on a project, or identifying means and methods and working with our design group, or our estimating group, or the folks in the field not only to win a job but also to execute a project – when we put our collective mind to it, we can succeed at anything. At Cianbro, it’s always about “all of us.” At the end of the day when we add it all up, and we’ve worked safely, and productively, and we’re profitable, and people take pride in their contribution, and they personally benefit from that…this speaks to the intrinsic value of teamwork, and encourages people to do their very best and not be discouraged and not to give up. That’s the essence of our recipe, and that success tastes great.


Not shown on map 16 Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge, Texas


MPRP.................................................4 Mystic River Bridge..........................7 Kibby Maintenance..........................8 P&G....................................................9 Oxford Casino................................ 10 Magellan Pipeline.......................... 11 Algonquin Boiler Roll-in.............. 12 Niantic Railroad Bridge................ 13 Little Bay Bridge............................ 14 Howland Bridge............................. 16 Bates Bridge.................................... 16 Northfield Mountain Piping........ 17 ReEnergy Black River................... 17 Bangor Events Center................... 21 Brown Meter Station..................... 22 Galveston Bridge........................... 24 PPL Holtwood Hydro................... 25 Saco Bay Transmission................. 27 NPS Towpath................................. 29 Cumberland Civic Center............ 35



Chairman’s Message.........................2 All-Time Best Safety.........................3 Engineering Group...........................6 New Technologies............................9 Why Wellness Matters.................. 15 Cianbro 88th Largest..................... 18 Barge Repairs................................. 20 Letters.............................................. 22 Building Baltimore........................ 26 Curtis Bay Cleanup....................... 26 Cianbro’s Mechanics...................... 28 In Memoriam................................. 30 Anniversaries................................. 32 COVER ILLUSTRATION BY JEAN COUSINS & CHRIS KARLEN

Cianbro Reaches All-Time Best Safety Record in 63 Year History of the Company n

By Brenna Frania

The months and years that have passed since October 6, 2009 have been the safest in the history of Cianbro. As of June 30th, that distant day in 2009 was the last time that any Cianbro team member, companywide, suffered a lost work day injury. In April of 2012, Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region reached an all-time best safety record for zero lost time injuries. Between April of 2008 and April of 2012, MAR was lost-time injury free, resulting in 2,048,866 safe hours. During that period, Fabrication and Coating reached 1,122,459 safe hours; Southern New England reached 1,303,165 safe hours; the Equipment Group reached 646,698 safe hours, and Northern New England accumulated 2,599,507 safe hours.

Safety Starts at the Top Stan Tyszko, Safety Assistant Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region, has been with Cianbro for over 11 years. A lot has changed since Stan first started at MAR’s Union Bridge project in 2000. Last year, the entire Mid-Atlantic Region had one recordable injury. That is a huge step from Stan’s first project at Union Bridge, which had 33 recordables alone between the years 2000 to 2003. Stan attributes the current levels of success to the idea that Safety Starts at the Top. “Our success stems from management’s philosophy of holding people accountable for their actions,” Stan says. “We have changed our mindset on how we as a company look at safety.” Terry Lemieux, Safety Supervisor for the Mid-Atlantic Region, has been with

Cianbro for more than 26 years. He agrees that leadership from upper management is an important key to the company’s safety success. “We have been successful because of the support of upper management -- getting behind safety, truly believing in it, and then enforcing it -- making sure that our jobsites follow through with the policies and procedures we put in place,” Terry says.

Goes Down to the Root Reaching a historic milestone for safety is, and has always been, a team effort. If safety starts at the top, then it is carried out all the way down to the roots by each and every team member in our regional offices, shops, yards, and on the jobsites. “The company’s philosophy on near misses and accident investigations, and the company’s commitment to getting to the root cause has helped us reach the two million safe hour milestone,” says Stan. “From recognizing hazards to learning from near misses, we owe the safety of our jobsites to our team members.” “Being committed to the goal of becoming the safest company in America has brought us to these milestones,” Terry adds. In the field, the concept of safety has become engrained in all that Cianbro does on a daily basis. “At the jobsite level, the biggest change in safety in the last 26 years has to do with our site managers believing in safety, and enforcing the policies because they want to make sure our people go home safe and healthy at the end of the day,” Terry said. “We need to keep focused on eliminating all at-work injuries,” said MAR Regional General Manager Chris Scott. “We will do this by teaching, mentoring, holding people accountable, and creating a culture where the RIGHT decisions are made throughout the work day. The work involved in reducing recordables and incidents to zero gets tougher as we get closer to zero, but it is the right thing to do because we care about all our team members.” Safety has become a part of Cianbro’s

culture and a part of the company’s identity. But there is another reason that Cianbro has become one of the safest companies in the industry. “It’s now about PRIDE,” said Terry, “pride that our team members have a safe job site; that everyone pitches in; that everyone is working safely.”

Safety Opens Doors Stan and Terry agree that safety is important to the company both for team members and their famililies, and for the success and profitability of the company. “Our number one priority is getting our team members home to their loved ones safe and sound,” said Stan. The company also understands how safety opens doors to more work and projects for Cianbro. “The better your safety record, the better your chances at bid opportunities and improving relationships with clients, contractors, and subcontractors in the industry,” Stan acknowledged. When referring to clients and project opportunities for the region, Terry said it clearly, “Our safety record opens doors for the region.” In order to continue to keep our people safe, and improve on the two million safe hour milestone, the company must keep looking for ways to become even more safe. “We need to have non-stop communication with our team members on the importance of working safely and having a safe environment,” Terry said. “Repetition is key to making safety second nature for all of us, and part of every job.” Cianbro attributes the company’s safety success to all team members. Thank you to all safety professionals, managers, support staff, and frontline team members for working together to make Cianbro’s jobsites safer and healthier for all.

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Maine Power Reliability Program:

Cianbro Irby’s Top Ten Reasons for Congratulations n

By Stephanie Cote

The little blessings that happen daily on a jobsite often go unnoticed. It’s those small daily victories, like a bolt fitting properly, a hole excavated to the perfect depth, good weather conditions, and a strong, healthy team that create successful milestones. For Cianbro and Irby Construction, the MPRP Central Loop Project is an accomplishment worthy of recognition, and for good reason; for ten good reasons to be exact. 1. Our People: The backbone of a successful project is its people. Their dedication, commitment, and hard work are what build a champion team and an unmatched product. Sacrifice, positive attitude, and pride in their work are what they bring to the table. They are experts in their craft with the ability to adapt when the plan changes. 2. Outstanding Safety Record: When you have great people, it’s natural for great safety performance to follow suit. Safety starts with the individual and stretches further as each team member “holds the rope” for another. The JV has gone 16 months with only two recordables. Safety is always the Number One priority, and the Program Manager agrees that “we do safety the right way.” 3. Successfully Self-Performing Environmental Requirements: Due to our diligent efforts and proactive approach to environmental compliance, the Program Manager is able to rest easy when storm events threaten the Central Loop or when the team works in a sensitive environmental area. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Third Party Inspectors and the Owner have offered positive recognition of the JV’s environmental efforts and continued compliance with the strict environmental requirements of the MPRP, Maine DEP, and Army Corps of Engineers permits. 4

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4. Quality above Production: It’s not about how fast the work is performed. It’s about producing a quality work product that Cianbro Irby can be proud of. The JV’s Quality Control team is available in the field to offer guidance and clarification to specification questions. This attention to detail in the field helps eliminate rework and improves the team’s efficiency. 5. We’re Like A Good Neighbor: Communities across the central part of the state are being affected by the MPRP’s five year construction schedule. Some neighboring homes fall subject to the daily construction grind more so than others by simple proximity. This change in normalcy sometimes creates frustrating circumstances for those neighbors. The JV has 165 Community Relations representatives. All make daily efforts to minimize and manage neighbor concerns; keeping the neighbor’s best interests in mind. The team is aware that the JV’s actions and behaviors directly affect the project’s reputation, including that of Cianbro, Irby Construction, and our client. 6. I Pronounce Thee Husband and Wife: The marriage between Cianbro and Irby Construction has passed its one year anniversary. When two companies with similar values and integrity are joined, an amazing partnership flourishes. Even though the honeymoon is over, the joint venture continues to grow and learn from one another, building on an already strong foundation. 7. Planning, Communication, and Time Management: No one is perfect, but reaching excellence in these areas of construction is our focus. The team will build and demo 244 miles of transmission line across central Maine. Four jobsite offices interact daily to plan, manage, and execute the work. Staying on schedule and hitting project milestones, with the added logistical challenges of constant movement, is a testament to the team’s planning and communication capabilities. 8. Good Customer Relationship: The customer is pleased with the team’s ability to manage the schedule in accordance with the availability of ownersupplied materials. Partnering meetings among the customer, the program manager, and the joint venture have improved communication and built a stronger relationship.

9. Successful Materials Handling: The warehouse operation at the joint venture’s headquarters houses 80 percent of the project’s materials. The remaining 20 percent is owner-supplied. The warehouse operation cuts down overhead and labor and increases efficiency in the field. 10. Leader in the Transmission and Distribution Industry: Combine reasons 1-9 to understand how this joint venture has created a sustainable market for its workforce. Both Cianbro and Irby Construction have a successful Apprenticeship Program, growing top notch journeyman linemen and introducing team members to the craft with On-The-Job training. In recent years, the

Transmission and Distribution industry has tightened its environmental bootstraps, enforcing zero tolerance of impacts to natural resources. Cianbro Irby’s work on the MPRP has given the companies the opportunity to experience this evolution, learn the skill, and perform the job well. 4 525,990 Project Safe Hours

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Cianbro’s Engineering Group: Teaming Up to Move the Earth n

By Alan Grover

“If they had a place to stand, they could find a way to move the Earth.” That’s how Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue describes the company’s engineering team which is integrated into everything Cianbro builds. Their capabilities are vast, ranging from wide experience in deep excavation, to working in and around water, to using single or multi-crane plans for erecting

structures safely, to using mother nature to move massive structures such as the lift spans of moveable bridges. “We do everything from mills to bridges to railroads,” said Senior Design Engineer Joe Foley. “So we have to know all of the specifications involved. It’s not something you just jump into out of school. It requires a lot of experience. And all our people are very experienced.” “They understand too that you’ve got to be creative,” said Andi. “You don’t just take the cookie-cutter approach, just because the book says that’s the way you should do it. They take the principles of engineering and apply them to what we’re doing in different ways that allow us to find better solutions, more productive ways of doing it, unique ways.”

“No one in this room is smarter than all of us. Teamwork. It’s great to talk about, but we live it. We live it in this group. We live it in this company.” – Tom Gilbert Cianbro’s Engineering Group Designer James Haut says an outstanding engineering team must have the ability to relay ideas. His CAD skills are crucial to that achievement at Cianbro. “It’s not just coming up with a bright idea, but being able to communicate to other people who will implement that idea at the construction site. We have the abilities in our group to do that.” Technology accentuates Cianbro’s engineering abilities. “I can remember back in the day when we had scales and pencils and now we’re all on computers with CAD,” said 27 year veteran Dave Saucier. “We stay current. We need to. All of our clients are current. And for us to communicate with them, we have to stay up to date as well.” Perhaps the greatest assets of Cianbro’s engineers are each other. They work together and trust each other to get the job done for the client. “It all goes back to an old Cianbro motto from a friend and mentor to many, Chuck Cianchette,” said 30 year veteran Tom Gilbert. “Chuck always told us that, ‘No one in this room is smarter than all of us.’ Teamwork. It’s great to talk about, but we live it. We live it in this group. We live it in this company.” 6

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Cianbro Successfully Completes Phase Two at the Mystic River Drawbridge Project n

By Matt Hebert

Few bridges are as much fun to watch in operation as the Route One Bridge in Mystic, Connecticut. That’s because unlike many bascules, this bridge’s mechanical parts are all out in the open. Power to raise the bridge comes from electric motors, which drive large “bull wheels” connected with linkage arms to the two plate girders which make up the lift span. Huge concrete weights at the ends of overhead rocking trusses counterbalance the bascule through another set of linkages. This configuration was patented in 1918 by New York City consulting engineer Thomas E. Brown. Besides being economical to build, the design had many advantages: accessibility of major parts for maintenance, automatic braking of the bridge at the top of its movement, latitude for imprecise motor control, and distribution of the bridge and counterweight forces onto separate piers. The design also suited the surroundings, since the low level of the crossing, relative to high tide, would have caused difficulties in terms of putting the mechanism and counterweight below the road. The project immediately won high praise for Brown’s design, and Mystic River Bridge was featured in several engineering journals and textbooks of the period. Upgrading Route One – the road along Connecticut’s shoreline – was the top priority of the Connecticut Highway Depart-

ment after World War One. This bridge was one of the last links in that effort. Cianbro has been contracted by the Connecticut DOT to refurbish this historic monument. Cianbro successfully completed Phase-1 last year and Phase-2 this year. Phase -2 included temporarily supporting the 700 ton Balance Truss and Counterweights for the re-alignment of the Balance Truss and the replacement of the Counterweight Trunnion Bearings and Balance Links. During the season, a crew led by Tod Parisek erected and dismantled over 125 tons of steel for shoring steel and platforms, using the 4000 Ringer on the Dignity barge operated by Bob Drzewiecki. With the installation of the shoring and access complete in January, the team then jacked and re-aligned the Balance Truss with the help of Alan Fisher, Bob Courtney and Tom Gilbert from Cianbro’s in-house temporary design group, who performed structural assessments and developed all shoring, jacking, and rigging designs and plans for this project. The millwright crew of Kyle Chapman, Zach Perrin, and Gary Cobb led by Charlie Nutter removed the Balance Links and bearings and the Counterweight Trunnion Bearings to make way for the in-place machining that had to happen prior to installing the new links and bearings. While this was taking place, crews were also busy working under the bridge. A team led by Don Fulmer performed con-

crete repairs on the East Abutment, rehabilitated the fender system, and installed new support steel and bridge rail on the East Approach. Mechanical Engineer Joanna Pyun kept the crews pointed in the right direction with shop drawings and material needs while identifying and correcting any field fit-up issues with the existing structure. Eric Fudge and Andre Wright were also on site installing conduit for next season’s electrical and control system replacement. Project Engineer Kevin Donovan led the charge with the mechanical and structural coordination. Project Superintendent Matt Hebert oversaw and coordinated the efforts among the different disciplines working on the project. Regional Engineer Kim Sieber was on site to help out with the day-to-day needs and manage the project schedule and document control systems. Safety Supervisor Kris Ballard provided a resource to address the challenging access and safety needs of the project. With the in-place machining complete, the millwright crew installed and aligned the new bearings and balance links. On April 10th, the bridge re-opened successfully with the new bearings and links in place. After some minor adjustments the bridge was open for normal operation on schedule on April 15th. Special thanks to the Connecticut DOT and their team for working in close partnership to make this phase a success!

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Kibby Wind Energy Maintenance n

By Bill Follett

The Cianbro Wind Energy Services Maintenance crew spent the winter supporting clients in the mountains of western Maine. TransCanada contracted Cianbro to provide crane service to assist with several turbine gear boxes on site which needed bearing replacement. The task required each gearbox to be removed from the turbine, which is located at the top of the tower hundreds of feet above the ground. The Cianbro team jumped on the opportunity and determined that our Manitowoc 16000 would be the best crane for the job. Mike Berry and Ben Wagg from the Cianbro Equipment group mobilized the 16000 from Baltimore to Kibby Mountain. The Wind Energy Services Maintenance team led by Bill Follett developed a plan to get the crane up the mountain and assembled to support the turbine manufacturer, Vestas. Moving the 20 truckloads of crane parts is a challenge in itself, but moving the loads up ice and snow covered logging roads in the middle of January added an extra challenge. Cianbro partnered with M&H Logging and Construction to help with the task. M&H provided the snow removal and haul truck equipment to move the crane parts from the main road to the turbine site. All the equipment used to transport the crane parts up the mountain required tire chains to provide traction on the snowy mountain roads. The Cianbro crew arrived on site


in late January, led by Craig Holmquist, with Kevin Curry as crane operator. The remainder of the crew consisted of Gibby Rossignol, Tim Evans and Hunter “tire chain” Anderson, who arrived on site in late January. Their first job was prepping the trailers and equipment for the trip up the mountain. This required installing tire chains on every trailer, crane and truck. Hunter quickly became the tire chain expert. Next, the crane components were moved to the first site, and the assembly process began. Trent Clukey and Reuben Schofield led the charge, assembling the crane in the wind configuration for the first time. The challenge of assembling the 16000 was compounded by 70 mile an hour wind gusts and temperatures that never exceeded 20 degrees. Despite these conditions the crane was ready to work three days after arriving on site. Once the crane was assembled, the crews had to wait for the appropriate weather window of low winds and no precipitation. When the skies cleared, the Cianbro crew moved quickly to remove the gearbox at the first site and install the replacement. Removing the 25 ton gearbox from the nacelle is a challenge. The space is tight, with less than six inches of clearance, and the crane operator cannot see his hook or the load. The 16000 Operators, Kevin Curry and Richard Brown, worked with rigger Gibby Rossignol to complete these lifts seamlessly, earning high praise from the turbine manufacturer’s

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technicians. Upon completion of the first gearbox swap, the crew disassembled the crane, moved to the next turbine site and started the process over again. From January to April, the Cianbro crew moved the crane to four additional turbines and replaced four additional gear boxes.

The flexibility and “can do” attitude of the Cianbro and M&H team allowed all aspects of the project to stay on schedule in spite of snow, ice, high winds, mud, and high water. Special thanks go to all of the crew who helped on the job, including: Rod Mackay, Bill Moulton, Mike Zemla, Bob Meckley, Larry Scott, Chris Downs, Gary Billings and all the folks at the shops and yards who supported the job’s equipment and logistical needs

Getting With the Program – Cianbro Deploys New Technologies in 2012 n

By Russ Rodrigue

It is no fun getting a tie or a vacuum cleaner as a birthday gift, nor is it easy to type up a report or proposal on a manual typewriter! What does this have to do with IT you ask? Well, a lot! The tie and the vacuum, while nice and practical, do not deliver much excitement. Similarly, the manual typewriter, while effective in producing a letter, does not bring the user any additional value…it is a single purpose tool. Relating your outdated, featureless cell phone to the tie, vacuum, and typewriter -- it is nice to have the cell phone and it does make phone calls, but doesn’t bring you any extra value or excitement. In order to be effective at your job, technology (whether you like it or not) plays a key role in determining your success. If the technology is too old, it slows you down and frustrates you. If the technology is too complicated, it slows you down and frustrates you. So, IT took the concept of replacing the antiquated, featureless cell phones with shiny new iPhones and feature phones for team members across the Cianbro footprint…and the feedback has been remarkable!

2012 is the year of “refresh and deploy” for IT. It has been several years since IT was able to deploy new cellular phones across the organization, and earlier this year we did just that. More than 750 new feature phones and iPhones were deployed, offering new features and improved service at a lower cost. If you were fortunate to get a new iPhone, the benefits were even greater. The iPhone provides the basics (cell phone, calendar, and email), but it also brings an abundance of new capabilities (Internet access, mobile applications, instant messaging, camera, video chat, etc.). This enables the user to be more productive, responsive, and connected to Cianbro. Similar to the mobile phone deployment, IT just kicked off a program to upgrade and/or replace all computers to Windows 7 and Office 2010. These upgrades are aimed at delivering improved performance, the latest Office automation capabilities, and better features to help you get your job done. When complete (scheduled for the end of August), every PC and laptop in the company will have been replaced or upgraded with additional memory and a new operating system and

office automation software. Some people will get a new device, while others will receive a refreshed device…one worthy of being redeployed. Both are examples of reasons to celebrate – (1) because of the benefits and value each project delivers to the organization; and (2) for the IT teams who put forth every effort to make sure each customer receives the attention they deserve and a quality product/solution to make their work lives easier. I want to congratulate the IT team members who gave one hundred percent to the Mobile Device deployment. Thanks to Joe Kennedy, Jeff Crowell, Sean Kelley, Justin Gemmell, Aaron Gibbs, Rob Kitchin, Ryan Deppe, Brian LeComte, Jeremy Ladd and Kate MacDermott.

By the time the Chatter is printed, many of you will have also received your new or gently used computer with Windows 7 and Office 2010, so I want to thank the IT team for their efforts, planning and commitment to customer service during the deployment of the new (or gently used) computers. I am sure it will be a huge success!

Procter & Gamble n

By Aric Dreher & Brenna Frania

Cianbro has been awarded the process equipment install in the new mascara renovation area of the Procter & Gamble plant in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The team, led by Project Manager Aric Dreher, is responsible for preparing a detailed plan to offload, pre-assemble, and install the unit through the side of the building. Once the equipment is positioned, the crew will complete the process piping portion to finalize the project. This is the Mid-Atlantic Team’s first time working at this facility, and a very good opportunity for the Industrial Group to develop a long term relationship with Procter & Gamble. Special thanks to Darryl Bowers, Kevin Brogden, Miguel Cabrera, Kye Chon, Bernie DiAngelo, Al Harris, Stacie Leavitt, and Jason Shinaberry for their hard work and dedication.

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Cianbro’s Good Fortune Continues to Roll at the Oxford Resort Casino Project n

By Jon DiCentes

Cianbro has finished the construction of Phase I at the Oxford Casino construction project ahead of the original schedule. The construction of the 35,700 square foot building and the 27 acre site along Route 26 in Oxford, Maine was turned over to the owners on May 24th, one month ahead of the original completion date. The casino that consists of a restaurant, bar, approximately 530 slot machines, and 12 table games opened to the public in early June. The interior of the building was complete May 11th with only minor exterior site work to be finalized before May 24th. The project that required approximately 21 subcontractors from Maine has a high level of interior finishes. From the 2,600 square feet of field stone masonry, wall tile finishes, millwork column wraps, various elevations of soffit ceilings and interior faux trusses, the gaming floor does bring with it a “wow” factor. The exterior of the building has an 80 foot long covered car port, or Porte Cochere, for drive up valet parking. This Porte Cochere includes exposed structural timber trusses and columns wrapped in field stone masonry to give the casino a lodge theme. Recently, the project has expanded. The Black Bear Development group has agreed to a 4.5 million dollar expansion to the north of the existing building. Construction started immediately after the award of the contract on April 16th. The 16,200 square foot addition that will consist of 300 more slot machines, a warehouse area for future fit out, and operations support office space, is scheduled to be complete August 31st of 2012. The Cianbro Construction Management team at the Oxford Casino consists of Brett Dyer, Brian Larsen, Don Duvall, Bruce Cummings, Suzan West and Jon DiCentes. 4 8,899 Project Safe Hours 10

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Magellan Pipeline Relocation Phase Three n

By Marshall Goodchild

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., and the Connecticut Department of Transportation awarded Phase Three of their Pipeline Relocation project to Cianbro in December of 2011. Thanks to the quality work of the Southern New England Region team, the timely performance, and the customer/owner relationship established in Phase Two of Magellan’s pipeline relocation project, the decision to award Phase Three to Cianbro was easy to make. Magellan relocated the pipeline at their New Haven facility to accommodate new bridge foundations for the adjacent Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge and for future railroad relocation projects. In February of 2012, the team began the excavation and installation of 1,600 linear feet of 12 and 16 inch diameter fuel pipeline. Crews also selected soldier pile and timber lagging for Support of Excavation work due to a limited right of way, multiple utility and roadway crossings, and the expectation of handling large volumes of contaminated ground water. Hayward Baker was subcontracted to perform the drilling and installation of soldier pile, ranging in depth from 18 to 26 feet. The civil crew, led by General Foreman Justin Shelton, chased the soldier pile operation and excavated a trench nearly 12 feet deep by 11 feet wide and installed timber lagging as the excavation progressed. Field Superintendent Jeremy Mace, Pipe Foreman Shawn Bryant and the piping crew continued to deliver a quality finished product, having made welds with a 100 percent radiography test pass rating. The team also excavated a 100 foot “runway” so that 95 foot lengths of pipe could be picked, set, and pushed through existing casing steel 12 feet below grade. Despite a number of challenging changes, including pipeline realignment with eight new 45 degree bends in order to cross existing sewer utilities, the project team maintained and continued to beat the contract completion date. By being three to four weeks ahead of schedule, Cianbro was able to take on additional work for Magellan including an additional 200 linear feet of trench excavation and 800 linear feet of pipeline. The Phase Three portion of the work was completed in June of 2012. SNE would like to thank the following team members at the Magellan project for working safely and productively: Mark Chapman, Zach Bersani, Wilfredo Nieves, Kevin Davis, Chris Mitchell, Chris Vane, Ken Hawkes, Josh Sault, Ben Weingarden, Nick Drake, Shawn Bryant, Bob Gann, Justin Shelton, Jeremy Mace, Kris Ballard, Marshall Goodchild and Scott Tierney.

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Smooth as Silk: Cianbro Achieves Algonquin Boiler Roll-in n

By Alan Grover

On March 28th, 2012, Cianbro Project Manager Scott Tierney walked through the Algonquin Power Facility in Windsor Locks, Connecticut where a new 15 megawatt I.S.T. boiler and turbine generator would be installed in the weeks ahead. “In 1989, Cianbro was one of the original contractors building the facility here,” said Scott. Now, 23 years later, some of Cianbro’s top team members prepared for a three day steam outage, and a one day power outage at the Algonquin power facility. The goal: to clear the way for the arrival and assembly of the massive co-generation unit that burns natural gas, generates electricity, and uses the exhaust to power a boiler to generate steam. Both the steam and the electricity would eventually feed an adjacent paper mill. Cianbro’s installation of the equip-

ment would allow Algonquin to increase the plant’s overall power output, and do so in a cost-efficient way. “In the next couple of days, we had the first boiler components arriving,” said Project Engineer Earl Rand. “They were shipped in by rail. We had a heavy hauler contracted to the manufacturer who brought the components to the jobsite.” Ordinarily, when installing a boiler assembly of the magnitude of the Algonquin unit, the building is not finished yet, and the structure is built around the boiler. Or, the boiler is assembled piece by piece inside the building. But there was a problem in this instance. The space needed to assemble the boiler was very limited, with a river on one side and a canal on the other. So,


“Everybody here has been real impressed with Cianbro’s work ethic, as well as ingenuity,” said Earl. “The fact that we were able to come up with this method of putting the boiler into the building impressed everyone, including the manufacturer.

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Cianbro Temporary Design Engineers, led by Dave Saucier, developed an innovative solution: Assemble the giant boiler outside the plant, and then roll it into the building on a track system. It’s a job that Cianbro was able to self-perform almost exclusively. “We were in a three-day plant shutdown,” said Earl. “There’s an existing pipe and electric utility bridge that crosses the drive, and we couldn’t get the crane needed to erect the boiler and the stack through the existing pipe bridge. So, we relocated the

mechanical and electrical services to gain an extra eight feet of headroom. What we had to do was move the crane through the new bridge, assemble the crane, and get ready to hoist the boiler components off the delivery trucks and onto the falsework that we were using to install them.” “It’s a job that fit our core competencies very well,” said Scott Tierney. “We had to come in and do the demo in the facility. We put in new foundations that stretch the length of practically half the building. And our temporary design group did an outstanding job – we had very limited space outside, a very small footprint for a very large crane, a Demag 500-AZ, that did the heavy lifts for us.” “And on the outside, to receive the

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boiler and the turbine generator, we built a crane pad right along the bank of the river, between the river and the existing powerhouse,” said Project Superintendent Don Smith. “We had to drive pile for each outrigger of the large crane. Each outrigger got four HP 14 by 73 piles driven down to rock, then a ten yard concrete cap placed at each location. Once we got those built, we then moved on to building the track system, which was another six pile driven down to rock, and then I would say about 20,000 pounds of bracing and framing and beams. The modules of the boiler all came into the 600 ton crane, got picked, and were assembled on the track system.” Within a matter of two weeks, on April 9th, The Cianbro team was ready to roll the tremendous load into the building…four modules stacked one on top of the other, the heaviest piece being 75 tons by itself, the lightest piece being about 25 tons. “We had to jack it up, install the Hillman rollers onto the tracks, then jack it down onto the rollers, bolt it to the rollers, pull all the bracing out of the wall of the building, and then use hydraulic winches to pull it into place,” said Don. “Once it was on the roller, it was somewhat anti-climactic,” Earl continued. “It was hooked up to the winches. They were pre-reeved with cables and snatch blocks, and it rolled in, smooth as silk. You’ve got to pay a little attention to how the cables wind onto the drum and make sure you’ve got enough clearance when you come through the building wall, but other than that, it was good to go.” “Everybody here has been real impressed with Cianbro’s work ethic, as well as ingenuity,” said Earl. “The fact that we were able to come up with this method of putting the boiler into the building impressed everyone, including the manufacturer. They’ve commented on how they have been on other jobs and haven’t seen anything like this take place. I think the plant operation staff has a very high level of respect for Cianbro after seeing us pull off the recent outage as well as the equipment roll-in.”

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Cianbro/Middlesex Takes Advantage of Good Weather to Advance Niantic Project n

By Gary Nash

An unusually mild Southern New England winter helped to keep spirits high as the team members of Cianbro/ Middlesex JVII made great strides at the Amtrak Niantic River Bridge Replacement project in East Lyme, Connecticut. 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 team was comprised of Dave Stoddard, Jimmy Marcella, Scott Boucher, Mak Rosado, Darryl Pobieglo, Jordan Bushey, Mike Ziolko, Ron Ayers, Scott Mederios, Kevin Rezendes, Capt. Ed Everich, Doug Moore, Dan Wiedmer, Dan Records,

and team members from The Middlesex Companies, under the guidance of Heavy Lift General Foreman, Todd Hoffa, and General Foreman, Garrett McVaney. The installation of the new bridge machinery proceeded under the guidance of Millwright Lyle Clark. 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. Special thanks go out to the Cianbro Engineering group, especially Alan Fisher, Joe Orlando, Ron Kief, Joe Foley, and Amanda McDermott for their planning and guidance during the erection and float

in activities. 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. The electricians onsite are Mike

Welsh, Eric Fudge, Andre Wright, George Schoeller Sr., George Schoeller Jr., Kaz Jedrkiewicz, Greg Startz, Chris Thornton, and Andy Winiarski.

The pile driving crew, under the direction of Pete Boucher and Mike Welles, began the installation of the new fender pile and prepared for the final installation of the precast concrete sheet pile. The concrete crews, comprised of Ray Elmer,

Scott Jackson, Trevor Micoletti, Wojciech Olak, Jared Shelton, Kate Shelton, Tim Shelton and Tricia White, finished up

work in the control house and beach access, and assisted the subcontractor with their efforts to complete various deck pours and tasks along the precast concrete sheet wall. Supporting the job site and crews behind the scenes are Kris Ballard, Joe Clough, Brian Cochran, Chet Muckenhirn, Gary Nash, Vandana Sood, Mark Zagrobelny, Karen Hyland, Brigitte Reid, and Steve Dube.

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Little Bay Bridge n

By Nate Goff & Pat Sughrue

On a picturesque spring afternoon in April of 2012, Cianbro Corporation’s Little Bay Bridge Project team celebrated a safety milestone at the jobsite between Newington and Dover, New Hampshire: one year without a Cianbro team member recordable injury on site. During the celebration, a visiting manager asked the team, “What has made the jobsite run safely and smoothly? What is

different here than at other sites you may have worked on?” Several team members responded that it is the planning. This high level of planning was evident just one week prior to the celebration, when the team lifted the 210 ton center span steel off of a barge using strand jacks from above. There were more than 50 spectators overlooking the operation on the day of the float-in. A news article featuring this particular milestone quoted one local resident as saying, “These guys know what they’re doing. They’ve got it pretty well figured out.” Another observer agreed with the single word, “fantastic.” Everyone at the site played a specific role in the success of the operation and deserves credit for

their excellent work. Getting to these safety and schedule milestones required hard work from Cianbro’s team members. The Little Bay Bridge (LBB) team spends a great amount of time together planning every move, and planning safety into the work itself. The team was diligent and focused throughout the winter months, which enabled them to regain schedule. Currently, the team has completed Phase One Substructure and Steel. Crews are now rolling into the bridge deck work, starting with overhang soffits, edge forms, and deck planks. In June, the team placed the bridge decks. The deck placements for Phase One add up to approximately 1,200 cubic yards. Once the Phase One deck was complete, the LBB team began to remove the trestle and will continue with Phase Two Substructure before starting Phase Two Steel late next winter. The team is excited about the challenges in front of them. They have a clear focus and are on track to meet key schedule commitments, including the completion date of April 9th, 2014.

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Why Wellness Matters n

By Dr. Larry Catlett

Here’s an age old problem. In the course of our everyday lives, we make “buying decisions” that seek to get the most value for the purchase price. This is especially true when we make the occasional “big purchase.” Here’s an example. You need a new refrigerator as your current one no longer keeps the drinks cold and the food fresh. Assuming that all new refrigerators will keep your food cold, you focus on its operating cost. An energy efficiency model costs $400 more than the standard refrigerator but saves you 20 percent in energy costs annually ($100/year). The refrigerator has a life expectancy of 15 years, so the payback on spending the additional $400 for the energy efficient model is $1,500 over the life of the refrigerator (higher if electricity prices rise over that period of time). If you put that extra $400 in a savings account for that same 15 year period and buy the cheaper model, you would earn approximately $100 at 1.5 percent interest. Buying the energy efficient refrigerator was clearly a good decision on your part. Your drinks are cold, food fresh and your monthly electricity bill is noticeably less because you replaced an old inefficient refrigerator with a new efficient one. When the first electricity bill comes in the mail, you point out to your spouse the lowered bill and mentally pat yourself on the back for a wise buying decision. Time marches on and for a couple of months, each time you are writing the check to the electric company, you think “but for the purchase of the new fridge, this bill would be eight-dollars-and-change more per month.” However, after a year, you no longer think about the refrigerator and just write the check to the power company, yet every month the refrigerator continues to save you $8.33 in energy charges. You made a good choice when you bought the energy efficient appliance, but unless you are reminded about it every month for the 15 year life of the refrigerator, you tend to forget fairly quickly about the wise move you made. Researchers call this the dilemma of “silent savings.” Something similar can happen with health, insurance premiums, and Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program. The company made a good decision ten years ago to invest in preventing disease from happening rather than just paying the medical bills when a heart attack strikes or someone is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Cianbro has been justifiably proud of its efforts to work towards a healthy workforce and has received national recognition and awards for the results of its Healthy LifeStyle Program. Occupational Medical Consulting (OMC) has

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been proud to be an integral part of Cianbro’s wellness success. Since the start of Cianbro’s Healthy LIfeStyle Program, health claim costs have increased at a fraction of the rate of other businesses. With the help of Cianbro’s medical insurance administrator, CIGNA, we developed a chart (see above) that shows the actual total cost of health insurance and claims versus CIGNA’s expected trend based on what other CIGNA clients have experienced for rate increases over this period. The actual costs include both what team members contribute and what Cianbro contributes. At OMC, we have called this the “alligator chart” for the gaping difference between what Cianbro currently pays versus what other CIGNA clients pay “but for” Cianbro’s Healthy Lifestyle Program and Cianbro team member’s efforts to improve their health. Just like the energy efficient refrigerator example earlier, we tend to forget the value of the good decision made months or years ago even though the decision continues to generate real savings. This was really brought home to me when OMC acquired a large new industrial client two years ago. This new OMC client is roughly Cianbro’s size in terms of employees and type of heavy industrial work. Both Cianbro and this new OMC client (let’s call them “company B”) use the same large insurance broker who does detailed analysis on each company’s insurance claims to better understand, in the aggregate, what medical conditions drive spending (in other words, what is causing employees and their families to use health care services). The comparison between Cianbro







and this other company was eye-opening. Cianbro’s rate of chronic disease (heart and lung disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer etc.) is far lower than company B. In fact, Cianbro’s rate is substantially below national benchmark averages whereas company B’s incidence of chronic disease is above national averages. There are several factors that help explain the difference but clearly, Cianbro’s decade-long effort on wellness is a key contributor. In summary, Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program has slowed the rate of health care spending compared to other companies by slowing the rate of chronic disease, the main driver of health care spending in America. Another way to think of this is: “What is the cost – or value – of preventing a heart attack or Type 2 diabetes?” We know very well what it is in terms of insurance claims, but there is also a cost in terms of quality of life. This is where the real benefit of healthy lifestyles kicks in. The program has prevented chronic disease from happening at the rate one would expect. The rising rate of chronic disease threatens to bankrupt this country in terms of future medical expenses. The majority of chronic disease (between 50-70% is preventable with lifestyle changes). Cianbro has demonstrated that changing at-risk health behaviors improves health, moderates health care spending and reduces chronic disease. It is a program that produces real savings and makes Cianbro a more competitive company. But most importantly, it gives each one of us who participates in the Healthy LifeStyle Program a better quality of life now and in our later years.

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Howland Bridge Update n

By Tharryn Smith

After a busy year that saw the completion of the Howland Bridge substructure and the installation of the steel girders, the site in Howland, Maine was shut down for a mercifully mild winter that allowed our Cianbro crews to return to work by April of 2012. This “home stretch” year will see the installation of the precast deck panels and forming of the overhangs, followed by the placement of the concrete deck superstructure. Concurrently, teams will be finalizing the approach work on both sides of the bridge, leading to a bridge opening date around September 1st, 2012. Demolition of the existing bridge will follow immediately and is scheduled for completion prior to “ice-in.” The team members onsite have worked hard to maintain a zero safety record, and Cianbro is extremely proud of this.

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Mother Nature Helps Out at the Bates Bridge Replacement Project n

By Tom Leonard and Marc Caldwell

Thanks in large part to a winter that was much more forgiving than the year before, Cianbro Corporation crews have made significant progress during the past year on the Bates Bridge Project connecting Groveland and Haverhill, Massachusetts. The team has completed a number of milestones, including the installation of a temporary trestle at our lay-down yard just downstream from the new bridge, two temporary bents to support structural steel erection, and the driving of fender H-pile. In addition, the cofferdam sheets at piers one, two, and four were all cut within our in-water work period of November 16 to February 28. Other non in-water tasks that have been completed are the placement of the pier one, two, and four caps, as well as the bascule pier (pier three) substructure, including footing placement. The Bates Bridge Replacement Team is now directing their efforts towards additional concrete placements to complete the bascule pier. Once this is complete, in late summer, the mechanical and electrical components for the moveable span will start with erection of bascule steel in the late fall. The north approach girders arrived in early May, followed by the south approach girders in June. Excavation for the new southeast retaining wall has been completed and intersection work for the new roadway alignment will continue throughout the summer. The team’s safety achievements are also a key part of the 16

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project. Since team members know that a safe workplace leads to maximum productive results, their hard work in attaining this goal underscores Cianbro’s commitment to a safe and profitable work environment. 4 103,665 Project Safe Hours

Northfield Mountain n

By Nate Weston

In late 2011, First Light Power Resources awarded the Equalizer Piping Replacement Project at Northfield Mountain in Massachusetts to Cianbro’s Southern New England team. This proposal included replacement of two 8 inch schedule 80 stainless steel lines on Unit 2 during the recent rebuild. Equalizer lines help to balance specific differential pressure in the draft tube and scroll case during operation. Replacing industrial pipe might appear to be an easy task that we do at Cianbro every day. But we know that our customers do not call on us for the easy pickings -- they call us for challenging tasks! What was so difficult about the Northfield Mountain project? Nearly half of the pipe to be replaced was encased in a massive concrete structure. The plan called for core drilling con-

centrically around the outside of the existing pipe to extract the old sections and make a pathway for the new pipe. With the support of a specialty subcontractor, we successfully core drilled sections of pipe embedded in concrete with core bits up to eleven feet in length. With the drilling complete, the team could now focus on installation. The pipe team, led by foreman Ben Gervais, fabricated and installed piping

from the head cover to the draft tube, with precision, at a time when there was no room for error. The pipe fabrication came with its own challenges as every twist and turn of the pipe was a non-standard angle and sloped. The pipe crew of Nick Drake, Chris Courville, Josh Sault, Justin Huber, Shalikow Hebig, Andrew-Moss Saloman, and Will Gately replicated the original piping system, and everything fit like a glove when completed. Added thanks go to John Coon, who provided technical oversight to ensure we could meet the stringent weld inspection criteria. Eric Brazeau and Mark Ashline rigged the piping into place and positioned scaffold as needed to ensure a safe work platform. The final task of pressure grouting the pipe in place was completed by Barry Perkins, Steve Peters and Brian Lesage. This project was completed ahead of schedule in early May. The success came from a great team effort and detailed planning. Thanks to the entire Cianbro team for their hard work to complete this project on time, on budget, and with no safety incidents.

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Cianbro Returns to New York State for ReEnergy Black River Project n

By Terra L. Thomas

ReEnergy Holdings, LLC, of Latham, New York has contracted Cianbro’s Southern New England team to retrofit the Black River Generating Facility at Fort Drum to burn biomass. The U.S. Army installation in New York is home to the 10th Mountain Division, and is a booming military base that has contributed to the growth of New York’s North Country area. “We look forward to working with ReEnergy, being back in the area, and completing this project,” said Project Manager Scott Tierney. Team members will modify existing coal storage silos to handle biomass and alternative fuels for the production of electricity. Iron workers, electricians and general construction team members will perform the many facets of this industrial project. The team

will construct several foundations up to 24 feet in depth, piers, retaining walls, and hydraulic system containment structures with roofs and operator stations. Plant modifications include upgrades to the cooling system, bag houses, ID (induced draft) fans, and general piping and electrical arrangements. This project will bring economic activity to the area in a variety of forms. ReEnergy will create new jobs at the plant (which was shut down in 2010) and in the surrounding woodlands which will be the source of biomass fuel. Also, the facility will produce green, sustainable energy for the local economy. ReEnergy anticipates that the plant will be operational by 2013 with the capability of producing approximately 400,000 Megawatt Hours of electricity each year. The team will be led by Project Manager Scott Tierney, joined by Project Controls/Regional

Engineer Kim Sieber, Safety Supervisor Kris Ballard, Project Superintendent Brian Hartness, Field Engineer Joanna Pyun, QA/QC Manager Brigitte Reid, Electrical Supervisor Gary Hayes, Piping Supervisor Jeremy Mace and an estimated crew of 40 team members at the peak of the project. This project will utilize a seasoned workforce from the immediate area. In addition, much of Cianbro’s team will be composed of current team members from northern New York that have been traveling and working throughout the Southern New England Region. Regional General Manager Jeff Towle, Senior Project Manager Tom Clarke and Business Development Manager Tim Vigue get the credit for working through the demanding negotiations and landing a job that complements Cianbro’s core competencies.

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MILESTONES: Cianbro Becomes 88th Largest Contractor in the United States


By Alan Grover

In May of 2012, Cianbro received word of a remarkable accomplishment -particularly remarkable given the difficult economic conditions that have plagued the global economy since 2008. For the first time in Cianbro’s history, the company earned a place on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 100 U.S. Contractors, coming in at number 88 for 2012. The ranking is part of ENR’s Top 400 Contractors List, which ranks the nation’s largest General Contractors by 2011 revenue. “The hard work and focus of Cianbro team members have grown the company to one of the top 100 construction companies in the United States,” said Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue. “Our largest volume year (2011) was also the safest year in our history. This success can be attributed to the commitment of our team members, who are also the owners of the company. This is a tremendous accomplishment.” Cianbro’s unprecedented ranking “is a significant improvement in overall ranking from number 138 in 2011 and number 169 for 2010,” said Cianbro’s Chief Financial Officer, Aldo Servello. So, how is it that Cianbro has been able to survive and prosper beyond any other time in the company’s history despite the worst economy in the company’s history? Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue points to Cianbro’s creativity, foresight, and willingness to adapt to the changing construction landscape. “It’s essential to plan decades ahead if a company expects to grow,” said Pete. “And we could see well before 2000 that the construction 18

marketplace was changing rapidly, particularly in the Northeast. The construction market had become a rollercoaster of peaks and valleys -- bright opportunities that would evaporate in short order. So, more than a decade ago, we began to diversify to stabilize our opportunities. We

“The hard work and focus of Cianbro team members have grown the company to one of the top 100 construction companies in the United States.” – Andi Vigue found ways to export our knowledge and skills. A prime example is our construction of the Amethyst offshore drilling rigs in Portland Harbor during 2002, a construc-

equipment, but absolutely no backlog until we went out and brought that job home. After the success of the Amethyst project, we gained confidence that we could compete with outside entities for diversified work and we set off on the path to meet adversity with diversity.” By the time the economy dipped into the Great Recession, Cianbro had gained expertise in a variety of new disciplines. The company had also begun to transition from public sector business to opportunities in the private sector; a decision that was inspired in part by reduced state and federal funding for construction projects. The foresight that led Cianbro to retrain, retool, and redouble efforts to secure diverse projects in the private sector left the company standing on solid ground when the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008. The strategy comes from the belief

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tion project that had never been attempted before in the Northeast. We were a company that had a terrific work force, top-notch expertise, a fine collection of

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that Cianbro cannot afford to stand by and wait for someone else to solve economic problems. “Think about what’s happened in re-

cent years within this company,” Pete said. “The modular business has been identified as an opportunity, and we’ve been very successful with that. Electrical transmission, distribution and substations have been a great opportunity for us, and we’ve adjusted to that as well. A lot of the development issues that we’re involved in give us opportunity to grow the company -- the construction management in the building sector is an area that, in the past, we’ve not expanded, and we’re doing it now very successfully. Moving in new directions

requires education and training on the part of the people in the company, but we can do these things.” While earning the ability to adjust to market forces, the company also maintains a steadfast commitment to safety, which is a critical factor in the competition for projects. Cianbro’s emphasis is placed on the moral and ethical obligation to provide a safe workplace for team members, but it’s also a fact that working safely helps to keep jobs coming in. “It’s very important that everybody goes home in the same

“It takes people. The companies that have the people will get the work. It’s that simple. The companies that have the financial capacity will get the opportunities.” – Pete Vigue

condition as when they come to work,” said Pete. “It’s one of those things that clearly identify a company’s ability not only to work safely, but to manage the work activities on a project efficiently. It’s a responsibility we have to all of our people. It’s not a financial responsibility. It’s a moral and ethical responsibility we have to one another, as owners, to create a safe working environment. It’s also a simple approach to doing our business, and very important in the eyes of many of our clients. Today, in our society, and in many business sectors like the petrochemical industry, safety is a primary responsibility that a company has. If you can’t work safely, you are not going to work for those customers. And we’re going to find more and more of that over time.” Will Cianbro be able to continue the impressive growth that the company has enjoyed in recent years? Pete Vigue believes the recession and its aftermath might actually lead to immense opportunities in the future as economic activity returns to more conventional levels. The assessment is related to the pent up demand that continues to build while private investors ride out the recession. “Starting in about 2008, many activities in many business sectors slowed down significantly,” Pete said. “As a result, the demand for capital infusion, capital projects, will be significantly expanded and will come in

time. Will it happen next year? Not necessarily…but it will come. The question then is: How do we position the company to take advantage of it?” Pete reiterates that the answer lies in Cianbro’s ability to understand the marketplace, to develop the skills and the knowledge in different market sectors, and to hone the ability to deal with different protocols in different types of industries. The company is preparing for the opportune time by sponsoring educational and leadership programs, as well as skills training. “It takes people,” said Pete. “The companies that have the people will get the work. It’s that simple. The companies that have the financial capacity will get the opportunities. So, not only is it our responsibility to be successful and profitable every year, it’s very important to make sure that we prepare this company for the transformation that we’re going through in this economy so that we can take advantage of these long term opportunities in the years to come.”

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Cianbro to the Rescue: Emergency Barge Repairs at Ricker’s Wharf n

By Vanessa Davis

On a breezy Wednesday in March, off the coast of Portland, Maine, a Penn Maritime tug and barge were navigating choppy waters en route from New York to Nova Scotia. In an unfortunate mishap between the tug and the barge, a corner of the barge was damaged. Though not in any imminent danger, the barge required repairs before the voyage to Nova Scotia could continue. Penn Maritime made a call to Captain Brian Fournier, who is the East Coast President of McAllister Towing, and asked if he could recommend a local source to complete the emergency repairs. Captain Fournier quickly recommended


Cianbro, based on the two companies’ long term collaboration on projects in Portland and along the East Coast. Tharryn Smith, the manager of projects at Cianbro Corporation’s Ricker’s Wharf facility in Portland, responded to Penn Maritime’s call for assistance. He quickly organized a team to complete the task at hand. The next day, the barge and tug were secured at Ricker’s Wharf, and the Cianbro team began prepping the repair area. Cianbro managers Bill Follett and Scott MacDonald mobilized the Cianbro network to locate, obtain, and bend the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certified plate. On Friday, the new plate arrived, and the team jumped to the task

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of cutting out the damaged area aboard the barge and fitting the new piece into place. The repair was completed early Saturday morning and the vessel was inspected soon after by the United States Coast Guard and allowed to proceed to sea. Penn Maritime was impressed with the team’s efforts, safety focus, and dedication to completing this emergency job, even though it meant a long weekend of work for all involved. The team of Brian Buswell, Eric Clark, Josh Lavine, Josh Robinson and Foreman Ernie Long represented Cianbro proudly, showing what a “can do” attitude can achieve.

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By Jon DiCentes

Excitement in the City of Bangor, Maine is growing as the exterior finishes have started to take shape at the new Bangor Events Center. A topping off ceremony was held on April 18th marking the substantial completion of steel erection for the new facility. The ceremony brought together City of Bangor Representatives, “Arena Yes” supporters, contractors and many other outside stakeholders to recognize the achievements made by all parties in orchestrating the construction of this new facility. Pete Vigue spoke at the event and reinforced commitments made during the preconstruction stages of the project. “We continue to keep our word,” Pete said. “This new facility will be constructed on budget, ahead of schedule…and WE WON’T LET YOU DOWN!” With winter behind us we continue to push forward to ensure the building is 100 percent weather-tight by August 20, 2012. More than 120 construction workers are currently onsite and progress has been unprecedented with all trades working very well together. The Arena and Convention Center is currently on track to finish nine months ahead of schedule. The recent milestone of more than 100,000 Safe Hours (zero Recordables, Incidents, or Injuries) shows the commitment set forth by the entire Cianbro team and the cooperation of all subcontractors onsite. A luncheon was held on May 10th to celebrate this achievement and show Cianbro’s appreciation to the trades that made this possible. The entire team maintains its commitment to perform yet another 100,000 safe hours and beyond. Subcontractors onsite have truly embraced the Cianbro culture and have grown to appreciate the importance of the safety policies that are strictly enforced. They are realizing that Cianbro’s work is “All About People,” and that the company cares about each and every worker on the job. The long hours and intense coordination efforts put forth by the team in establishing a complete building model are paying huge dividends. The advantages of the BIM (Building Information Modeling) process are becoming more and more evident as the various subcontractors continue to prefabricate many different components off site. Some of these components include piping spool sections, ductwork, restroom toilet

carriers, mechanical room skids with all the boiler equipment preassembled, and many more pieces of the project. As the prefabricated sections come in, they are 100 percent complete, which has played a significant role in the project’s achievement of being well ahead of schedule. Most of the layout of the interior finishes are being projected to the concrete slabs based on the project model, which ensures that all these prefabricated pieces fit properly. There has been a tremendous team effort to use this model, and its effectiveness is evident in the high quality of the work that teams have accomplished. We are proud to be part of such an achievement. The experience we acquired throughout this process will be carried forth for years to come. Team Members Joe Campbell, Steve Lavallee, Jon DiCentes, Tammy Vance, Michael Gomes, and Dave Stenzel continue to work very hard to manage this high profile project as construction managers and to assure a safe and high-quality product for the City of Bangor. Job to date Cianbro team member hours are 11,040 with no lost time and no recordables. Job to date subcontractor hours are 95,219 with no lost time injuries

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By Bruce Brown

The natural gas market continues to provide Cianbro with opportunities to showcase the industrial expertise in this specialty area. Under the overall guidance of Project Manager Bruce Brown, SNE has recently completed Phase 1 of Brown Meter Station in western Pennsylvania, and are fast approaching Phase 2 of this project for the new client, Laurel Mountain Midstream Operating, LLC, a subsidiary of Williams. The relationship with this new client was fostered by the Southern New England Region business development efforts of Tim Vigue and Ed McCormick. Their hard work led us to provide our new client with the very best team members in the gas industry. The project involves installation for all mechanical, electrical and civil work necessary to put a new eight inch Ultrasonic meter, regulator skid, odorant system and RTU building into service. This includes all excavation and backfill in an existing pipeline area. Additionally, Cianbro provided concrete foundations for all new equipment. The prefabrication of all underground piping included welding, coating, and associated pressure testing. The electrical work included the installation of underground conduits, grounding, and instrumentation wiring. The project began last fall, with Jeremy Mace leading the efforts to conclude Phase 1. The following team members provided important assistance: Jerry Adams, Shawn Bryant, Faunce Cleaves, Nick Drake, Randall Harris, Jeffrey Hetzer, Brian LeSage, Christopher Mitchell, Thomas Robinson, Jim Rusconi, and Josh Sault. Upon completion of Phase 1, Laurel Mountain Midstream Operating, LLC was pleased with Cianbro’s effort, safety, quality, and overall “can do” spirit. New drawings were issued, and the team was awarded Phase 2 of the project, which was completed in June of 2012. Phase 2 scope of work encompassed the installation of all underground piping including welding, coating, and associated


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pressure testing. The electrical work for this phase also included the installation of underground conduits, grounding, cathodic protection, and instrumentation wiring. Cianbro crews provided additional excavation, backfill, concrete foundations, fencing installation, and instrumentation to complete this phase of work. This effort was led by Hugh Clark, with assistance from the following team members: David Fisher, Nate Landon, Terrence Lemieux, Brian LeSage, Ron Ross, Zachary Schroder, Bill Stetson, Brian Cochran, and Dat Nuguyen. The William’s organization and Cianbro Companies are well aligned in terms of commitment to safety, quality, and meeting demanding schedules without compromising any of these values. We would also like to thank the following team members for their assistance and support throughout various stages of the project: The entire SNE estimating team, Tom Clarke, Kim Sieber, Michele Toothaker, Rich Toothaker, Colleen O’Hare, Gary Smith, and all of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Equipment Group to facilitate a successful project for this client. The project team has met the goal of completing this challenging work with no safety incidents.

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Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie Move Toward Completion of Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge n

By Travis Watson

A year and a half of preparations culminated in the Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie JV team successfully floating in the new Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Span Bridge in Texas during a three day marine outage from February 14th to the 17th. The JV team of over 100 members worked 24 hours a day during the floatin outage to barge the new lift span into place, ballast it down onto temporary blocking, connect the operating ropes, terminate the electrical droop cables, and progressively jack the bridge down to the fully seated position. At the same time, another crew worked on the removal of counterweight steel from the old rolling 24

bascule bridge in preparation for its floatout. At the immediate conclusion of the float-in outage, the lift span was raised on auxiliary drives to the fully open height of 65 feet. Shortly thereafter, the old bascule span was floated out on the same barge used to float in the new lift span, and marine traffic was restored on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Working closely with BNSF Railway, the JV team lowered the bridge for the first train on the morning of February 18th. Within a week after float-in, the lift span was working under automatic control on the main drive motors. JV team members continued to staff the operation of the bridge for one month before turning it over to BNSF. The completion of the float-in marked

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the beginning of the demolition of old piers that remain in the way of the new 300 foot-wide opening. Excavators have been working simultaneously on both sides of the bridge to remove old concrete arch segments and two pier foundations. Concurrently, the old bascule bridge was taken apart piece by piece in the construction yard and loaded onto rail cars to be reassembled for future installation on the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit System in Petaluma, California. JV crews also have been hard at work on touch-up painting, commissioning, and punch list items. All work is slated to be completed on the lift span by mid-July, with demolition and subcontracted waterline work extending into the fall. 4 351,232 Project Safe Hours

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By Tom Mawhinney & Brenna Frania

Since completing the construction of the fish lift system at Holtwood in 1996, Cianbro has performed the annual pre-season and post-season equipment maintenance each year for Holtwood. In addition to the maintenance work, Cianbro has completed equipment repairs required by the harsh water environment in southeastern Pennsylvania in which the fish lift equipment operates. Crew members include Matt Tinker, Mike Lovejoy, Alvin Weaver, Dave Sparaco, Cody Harrison, Ramon Gomez, Chris Klase, Dustin Kyser, Edwin Luna Ordonez, Jose Luna Torres, Terry Munn, Will Portillo, Gerardo Ramos, Dave Leith, Seth Norton, and Charlie Witt. In 2011, Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region was awarded the reassembly of Unit 1 and Unit 2 Double Runner Hydro turbine equipment. Unit 1 was completed in March of 2012, and Unit 2 began immediately afterward and is currently underway. Crew members include Hunter Anderson, Mike Astle, Pete Burdette, Billy Burdette, Pat Child, Dave Dalton, Chet Dolloff, Bill Handy, Cody Harrison, Stacie Leavitt, Dave Leith, Mike Lovejoy, Edwin Luna Ordonez, Adam Matheny, Jamie Melia, Seth Norton, Dave Roach, Mary Schreiber, Darrel Stewart, Chris Sweetser, and Adele Diodato. In addition to these two major rebuild projects, Cianbro has performed various repairs to Units 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10, as well as miscellaneous maintenance work throughout the plant. The crew is doing a great job at the plant. Special thanks for the leadership of Jim Bonney who came down from NNE to help the region.

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Rebuilding Day: Building Together Baltimore n

By Russ Dean and Brenna Frania

OVERVIEW: As part of Cianbro MAR’s philanthropic efforts for 2012, the entire region, including the Regional Office, Fabrication & Coating, Equipment Group, and various jobsites participated in Rebuilding Together Baltimore’s annual Rebuilding Day to improve the lives of a local Baltimore family. The volunteer event took place on

Saturday, April 28th. Cianbro selected this organization because their mission aligns with the values of Cianbro: “Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need.” This event is one of the many programs sponsored by Rebuilding Together Baltimore. Executive Director Bonnie Bessor said, “We were thrilled to welcome Cianbro as a new sponsor and volunteer

team for Rebuilding Day 2012! They took on this very challenging project that will dramatically improve the life of a very deserving Baltimore County family. Thanks Cianbro, for all your hard work!” ABOUT THE FAMILY : The family, who lives in Baltimore County, Maryland, grew from six members to a family of seven a year ago when the parents opened their home to child number five, who unfortunately had lost her parents. The children range in age from two to 16, one of which has fought a life-long battle with a medical condition that includes fluid on the brain. The child has just recently undergone surgery to help relieve the pressure and fluid. The father has recently returned to work after an accident of his own. The family is having a difficult time making ends meet, let alone the goal of improving their home to provide a safe, healthy environment. Several of the family members are active in their community association and volunteer at community clean-up events. HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS: The family’s home was in desperate need of repair, including both interior and exterior work. The volunteers worked diligently the entire day, led by Event Captain Russ Dean, and Skill Captain Mike Potter. The team significantly improved the residence for the family, including removing: two awnings, siding, nine windows,

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By Brenna Frania

On April 21st, Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region joined forces with other firms in the South Baltimore Business Alliance (SBBA) for the annual Mayor’s Spring Clean Up initiative. This is the first year Cianbro has participated in the event. The annual Spring Clean Up initiative, with a theme of “Home to Harbor – Clean Water Starts in Your Backyard,” focused on the connection between neighborhood debris and the cleanliness and health of regional water systems, including streams, harbors and the Chesapeake Bay. Business Development Manager Mike McGeady led a team of 60 business and student volunteers in cleaning up streets, and clearing gutters and storm drains. Mike has worked with the SBBA for four years and is currently the secretary of the organization. The Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region office resides in South Baltimore, on the south side of the harbor, and works closely with the SBBA on environmental, legislative, and community-based issues that effect businesses in the area.


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framing, lead paint, ant infestations, a tub drain and P-trap, a kitchen faucet, and the front door. They then installed new framing for the entire front of the home and roughed in seven windows between the front and back of the home. They sheathed the front of the house; provided a new vapor barrier and insulation, as well as sheetrock on exterior walls. They finished the trim for each of the seven windows, improved the electrical system until it was up to code, installed smoke detectors, and made a variety of other improvements that resulted in a cleaner home. SUMMARY: The volunteers truly made a difference in the lives of this local family. Lisa (the homeowner) said, “You have all made our house look so much better and safer for our family. Thank you to everyone that helped pull this amazing day together!” The Cianbro volunteers hope to make this an annual event, as do the organizers at Rebuilding Together Baltimore. Rebuilding Project Manager Jim Diel said, “Everyone was very impressed by the work at Cianbro’s site and the homeowners are thrilled about it. It was one of the best run projects I have seen and I hope I get to see another one next April!” Cianbro and JPS Electrical Services sponsored this event by donating all the materials. Employees from both companies and their family members volunteered their time to make the day a success. “My wife and I have talked about doing something like this for years,” said Russ Dean. “It felt great to pull something together of this magnitude and actually have it completed within a single day! It certainly would not have been possible without the amazing team we had and their incredible range of experience. I look forward to another challenging project at Rebuilding Day 2013.” MAR Team Members, friends and family volunteers included: Charles Brower, Josh Clark, Bobbi Collins, Mike Potter, Russell Dean, Amy Dean, Paul Gaboury, Bret Gaboury, Jack Holt, Hsiao chin Hwang, Dennis Johnson, Dave Jordan, Stacie Leavitt, Sarah Lin, Tom Mawhinney, Cheryl Mawhinney, John Pearson, Jim Reinhardt, Nick Rossi, Julie Smith, James Smolenski, Dave Walter, Eileen Wright, Beth Wright, and Joshua Wright.

Special thanks go to Russ Dean and his wife, Amy, who put in long hours of hard work toward planning and coordinating the event.

Saco Bay Reinforcement Project Reaches Milestone n

By Stephanie Cote and Josh Gale

Team members at the Saco Bay Reinforcement Project achieved a major milestone on March 26th as Phase 1 in this three phase transmission line project reached completion. Since the project got underway in September of 2011, the new 34.5/115 kV single pole, dual circuit line from Louden Substation to Goosefare Substation in Saco, Maine has been constructed, the 115 kV line energized, and the facilities turned back over to the client. Careful forethought and planning leading up to a CMP scheduled outage in October 2011 allowed the team a two-month jump on setting structures. The outage work alone was a significant accomplishment as the team worked seven days a week during this time, enduring major rainfall which led to constant maintenance on environmental controls. The work completed during Phase 1 consisted of 6.8 acres of new right-ofway cleared; 70 existing 34.5 kV structures removed; fifty 4 foot by 20 foot culverts installed; fifty new structures spotted, framed and set; two concrete foundations poured; two steel structures erected; 122,000 feet of conductor strung; and 240,000 feet of shield and fiber strung. The team experienced environmental and man-made challenges. To start, 3.5 miles of corridor crosses a significant wetlands area. An estimated 4,000 timber mats – three times the average – were placed to protect these sensitive resources. Interstate 95 posed a challenge as the Maine Turnpike Authority required the work to be performed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., when traffic was at its lightest. The stipulation that work would only be allowed in 20 to 30 minute increments extended this activity six nights. Project Engineer Josh Gale reports, “Meeting this milestone involved a significant contribution of long days and hard work from our well-rounded and diverse team. In spite of the multiple road blocks we encountered during the 11th hour, we were successful. Each time we brought one of these road blocks to the client, they responded the same way: ‘I’m sure you will figure it out; that is what Cianbro is known for.’” Phases 2 and 3 are on schedule for completion in September of 2012.

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Equipment Group: Cianbro’s Well-Skilled (and Well-Traveled) Mechanics n

By Nick Arena and Diandra Staples

Thirty-five hundred pieces of numbered equipment, spread from Texas to Northern Maine, provide a significant challenge for Cianbro Equipment when it comes to having things ready to go when needed at a job site. Add to that scenario the realization that all of this far-flung equipment must be kept in top operating condition on a job, and you have the setting for some heroics by a special group of Cianbro team members. The challenge is met by a diverse group of mechanics from all three regions who are well versed in the 50-plus classes of equipment in the Cianbro fleet. From changing a brake light bulb in a pick up truck to rebuilding the boom hoist in a 230-ton crane on a barge, these professionals are faced with situations every day that need to be addressed promptly to ensure that Cianbro’s projects stay on schedule with minimum equipment disruptions. Balancing the need for scheduled preventive maintenance, repairs, and breakdowns is a juggling act performed by Rodney Crocker in NNE, Tom McVaney in SNE, and Mike Potter in MAR. These gentlemen direct the field mechanics in each region and prioritize their assignments with the project superintendents to keep things flowing seamlessly. Darren Smith, Dean Schofield, and Rueben Schofield are the roving mechanics in the Northern New England region, while John Krieski and Dan Wiedmer service Southern New England. The roving mechanics in the Mid Atlantic region are Steve Konka and Brian Sheeder. These team members perform their work, with safety always being their first priority, while constantly battling their version of Murphy’s Law: “Equipment never breaks down on a nice day, on dry, flat ground.” Some jobsites have too much equipment to schedule roving mechanics, and so full time mechanics get the call. Stuart Northrup and Randy French work full time at the MPRP project for the Cianbro/Irby team. Shutdowns and equipment sensitive operations, such as concrete bridge deck placements, are other examples of situations when Cianbro Equipment will provide full time mechanics. Trent Clukey leads the crane assembly/ disassembly team. With assistance from Cianbro crane operators and other team members from various projects, they get the cranes up and running, reconfigure them as the job requires, and tear them down and ship them to the next job.


Kevin Violette, Mark Dunphy and Roger Hutchins lead the mechanics for Cianbro Equipment at the Pittsfield maintenance facility. They schedule and assign tasks to keep things flowing out of the shop. The facility in Pittsfield is home to a group of specialists, each an expert in their area. They are a great resource for diagnosing problems in the field. Chad French

the crane blocks and balls. Dave Lewis gets involved with special fabrications and equipment modifications. Pete Smedberg specializes in gensets and small compressors. Phil McKenney is the specialist for ground thaw machines, laser and survey equipment, generators, and other specialized equipment. Though they have their specialties, any one of these folks can be

and Scott Alexander focus on the aerial lifts and telehandlers, while Patrick Morse specializes in pick-ups, racktrucks, and vans. Mike Salley focuses on tracked T&D equipment. Von Weese leads Alan Hilton and Barry Gordon in the service and repair of the crane fleet. Paul Magoon is responsible for inspecting and maintaining all of

seen working on anything that is sent their way. Leverett Fernald is Cianbro Equipment’s machinist, designing and building parts for the crane fleet, clam buckets, equipment modifications, along with unique project requests such as drift pins to align tower sections on the Spruce Mountain Wind project. Rod McAvoy and Charlie Moulton manage all of the parts and tool needs for the mechanics, and more often than not are required to fill those needs in a short amount of time. Master Electricians Ronny O’Brien and Ron Peterson have the skill and education to do all of the in-house warranty work for the Lincoln and Miller welding machines, which leads to fast turnaround times when issues arise. All of the mechanics at Cianbro Equipment are under the leadership of Vice President George Bell. Together, they play a vital role in keeping things on schedule at the various Cianbro projects and are quick to adapt to all project needs.

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Winning the Battle Against Mother Nature over the NPS Towpath n

By Alan Grover

“It’s a tough job, technically. Anybody that would put a mile and a half bridge and towpath in on a river that fluctuates in elevation weekly would consider this a tough job.” That was the assessment from Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Regional General Manager Chris Scott as his MAR crews and subcontractors battled Mother Nature over the piece of territory known as the famous Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, specifically a section along the Potomac River near Williamsport, Maryland. Chris said team members have worked very hard over a long duration to make the needed repairs to the eroded towpath, once a vital 19th century link in the region’s transportation system, now a popular trail for hikers and bikers. The team has had the goal of installing 300 precast pieces on eight separate bridges that form the framework which links the rebuilt portions along the 1.5 mile jobsite. “They’ve really been dealing with a lot of difficult conditions,” said Chris, “one way in, one way out for all materials; access to the site is along a river on a jagged wall edge; the river fluctuates in elevation considerably. So, the team has been dealing with all these issues. They’ve had ten different floating barge setups performing different types of work, and we’ve had two major subcontractors that we’ve had to support on the river. The team has really done a good job working safely and working to finish the project with the conditions that they’ve been under. What the Cianbro team members and subcontractors have built is a set of eight bridges along areas of the path that have crumbled. The bridges connect renovated areas of the towpath. “You have a crusher dust material that’s ten feet wide, just like you would on a dirt road or access road,” Chris said. “Then you’ll hit a bridge section. The bridge has got a concrete deck that’s about ten feet wide and strong enough to support a vehicle. And so you follow this ten foot wide path for a mile and a half from where our entrance is, all the way down to where our path picks up the existing towpath.” Cianbro’s team placed 121 columns

and caps on the project. Precast sidewall panels have been installed, and then double-T decks have been the last pieces to go in. The customized nature of the hundreds of precast pieces has also been part of the ongoing challenge, along with the remarkable fluctuations in water levels.

“We are focused on completing the project successfully, and really just getting it done as quickly as possible, and getting everybody to their next Cianbro job, and there’s plenty of work to go chase.” – Chris Scott “This project has had a very technical precast engineering piece to it,” said Chris. “Every single piece of precast has been individually sized and angled. There

are no two pieces alike on the jobsite. The bridge goes up and down and front and back in three dimensions. Making all those pieces fit has been challenging.” “The river has quite a large watershed, so even an inch or two of rain brings down quite a bit of water to our area, and raises up the river three, four, five, six feet,” said Project Manager Pete McCormick. “And with that, most of our work has been underwater. So that led us to add some additional equipment and to work some overtime to take care of any spring flood events, or the ones that we had in this past winter.” Despite all the challenges, Cianbro’s team is scheduled to wrap up the renovations to the historic towpath in July of 2012. “And everybody is focused on that,” Chris said. “We are focused on completing the project successfully and getting everybody to their next Cianbro job.” 4 141,282 Project Safe Hours

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In Memory of

Bill Holmes

Cianbro has lost a well-known and well-liked veteran of the company who served 31 years as a purchasing manager. Bill Holmes passed away at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston on March 12, 2012 after a two-year battle with lymphoma. Friends and acquaintances throughout the company had been pulling for Bill’s recovery against all odds, sending get well cards and care packages. Over the past two years, Bill’s visits to the office always seemed to include a big smile. Engineering Vice President Frank Susi remembers all the years having Bill on the team. “Billy would always have something bright to say,” Frank said. “But these words best describe Bill: hardworking, caring, humorous, great attitude, never quit, confident, trusting, humble, and fun to be with. Bill always kept you grounded.” Senior Procurement Specialist Bryan Libold remembers a time when he and Bill visited the Baltimore regional office for a meeting. Bill’s sterling reputation had preceded him, and when Bill was introduced to a young team member, the youthful TM shook Bill’s hand and said, “You’re a legend.” The teammates who knew him best say that Bill will be remembered at Cianbro for the way he knew everyone -- team members and vendors alike — and respected everyone, which made a lasting impression on those he worked with and on the company as a whole.

In Memory of

Bob Bouchard

One of Cianbro’s best known welders passed away unexpectedly on April 2nd, three months after retiring from the company with a stellar record of 25 years of service. Bob Bouchard first hired on at Cianbro in 1981. By the time his career ended in 2011, he had served in nearly all of the outage jobsites in Cianbro’s Northern New England region. His team member file included stints at the mills in Rumford, Jay, Woodland, Lincoln, and Millinocket, to name a few, as well as power plant work in Portsmouth, a tour of duty at the Poland Spring bottling plant in Kingfield, and numerous visits to Procter and Gamble’s facility in Auburn which requested him personally for his welding skills. Bob took great pride in his welding. The quality of each individual weld was what he needed for job satisfaction. He was offered opportunities to take on supervisory roles as he moved forward in his career, but his answer always was, “No, I love welding. I want to weld.” Bob also was known for his desire to share the same burdens his teammates shouldered, even as he began to get up in years. “He was a Steady Eddie and always wanted to take his time in the barrel,” said President Andi Vigue. “He’d tell the supervisors that he wanted to take his night work like everyone else and not get a pass just because he was older.” “Over the many years I had the pleasure of working with Bob, he was always a gentleman,” remembers Personnel Specialist Penny Abbott. “He was a man of his word and very professional. Never did he refuse an assignment and he always was a quality craft person.” One of Bob’s former project managers, Chris Scott, remembers Bob’s selfless commitment. “Bob was a dedicated Cianbro team member to the mills of western and central Maine. He was quiet, but consistent and always there when you needed him. I remember one instance when he was called in on a boiler repair at Rumford on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon and worked through the night to get the boiler working without hesitation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.” That dedication to the job and to his fellow teammates earned the respect of those who worked with Bob. “He was a very dedicated loyal employee,” said Project Superintendent Butch Rackliff. “Pipefitters liked having him for their welder. He was teamed up with three in particular, Dan Dubois, Ricky Calden, and Stan Shakespeare. It was always nice having him on the crew. He was very pleasant to work with, and always gave you a good days work.” 30

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Joseph Faucher-Kuhlman In Memory of

Cianbro Team Member Joseph Thomas FaucherKuhlman of Cornville, Maine passed away late Friday evening, December 30th, as the result of a traffic accident. Joe joined Cianbro in October of 2011, and served as a construction worker on the T&D team. His most recent assignment was on the T&D Saco Bay Reinforcement Project. He studied Electrical Line Worker Technology at Kennebec Valley Community College, was a graduate of Skowhegan Area High School, and earned recognition as an honor roll student and as an accomplished soccer player. “Joe will be sadly missed by all his friends at Cianbro, by his family and close friends,” said Team Member John McAfee. “He always had a can-do attitude.”

In Memory of

Linc Denison, Sr.

Linc Denison, Sr. of Cornish, Maine, passed away on May 14th, 2012 after a long illness. Linc was a Cianbro team member for more than 38 years, always rising to the challenge of new opportunities, never saying “no” or “it can’t be done.” Linc’s positions of increasing responsibility culminated with his assignment as Vice President and General Manager of Cianbro’s Southern New England office for many years. Linc battled cancer with the same determination, positive attitude and energy that he brought to work every day for decades. We are grateful for the time spent with Linc as an energetic and enthusiastic leader, and thankful for everything he brought to Cianbro and to those who knew him. We will miss him greatly. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Linc’s children: Lindsey, Jason and Linc Jr., as well as his grandchildren and other family members, and his extended Cianbro family. – Pete Vigue “Linc was always positive, no matter what was before him he would charge ahead and smile. He motivated people to believe they could do anything because he believed they could. The company and everyone at it were extended family to Linc. He always did what was asked of him and never once complained. He was determined, focused and fun to work with. He was a true builder, never too concerned about the latest systems, more concerned about means and methods. Linc was extremely loyal. He cared about his family, the company and everyone who worked with him. He was masterful at finding balance and always put others first. Linc was a fighter who never let anything or anyone get in his way. He will be truly missed.” – Andi Vigue “Linc had true gifts that allowed him to really connect with people. First, he cared about people and would do anything to help them overcome adversity; Second, he had passion to fuel his intense drive and personal conviction; Third, he was humble making sure his team received the credit for the accomplishments and; Fourth, he was a friend to all who knew him. He modeled

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these attributes as a way of life for others to emulate. His legacy will live on with everyone he touched.” – Alan Burton “Linc was an amazing person with attributes we cherish within Cianbro. As a Senior Manager, Linc knew his people very well and they responded to his leadership based on his experience in construction and his ability as a person to relate to them; regardless if you were the most senior team member or if it was your first day on the job. He knew the work, he understood our clients and he knew best the people who executed the work. Linc’s energy was boundless – he was the “energizer bunny” – and that energy, enthusiasm, dedication and devotion transcended all that he did whether with work, family or friends. I am honored to have known and to have worked with Linc for many years and he will be greatly missed by all of us.” – Tom Stone “Even though Linc Denison was a tremendous builder, the greatest legacy he leaves with our company is all about his people skills and the outstanding way he treated people. During the 38 years that he took part in building our company, his people skills were an invaluable tool. Linc was fun to be with, had a marvelous sense of humor, and his positive attitude always motivated the team. He was tenacious and never gave up on anything, and he brought that tenacity to every team he was on. He was full of excitement and energy and was one of our best teachers and leaders. There was never any doubt that Linc would do the right thing. He displayed his good moral and ethical judgment in all that he did. He had a passion for everything he did and compassion for everyone he worked with. We are all going to miss him for a long, long time.” – Mac Cianchette “I first met Linc Denison in the Summer of 1975, we were both working on the waterfront at Ricker’s Wharf in Portland, Maine. We immediately bonded and developed a friendship that will last forever. His enthusiasm for life, his family and for Cianbro was infectious. Linc helped propel our company to where it is today and has been a mentor and a friend to so many team members throughout his career. He cared about the next generation and spent a great deal of time sharing his passion for Cianbro and construction with them. His countless attributes have touched us all in many ways, but his friendship was the most valuable asset and that will be greatly missed by all.” – Earle Cianchette

Raymond Ward

Cianbro Pipewelder Raymond Ward passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bucksport, Maine on Thursday, January 5th. He had been a team member at Cianbro for nine years, serving most recently at FMC in Rockland. He was a popular team member, an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed fourwheeling and snowmobiling. Ray leaves behind an 18-year old son, along with his parents. Cianbro’s Human Resources Vice President Mike Bennett offered condolences to Ray’s family, friends, and fellow team members. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones,” Mike said.

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CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Pages 32 thru 34 Honors our Active Cianbro Team Members with One or More Years of Service Paul L. Day Joseph P. Foley Jr. Timothy N. Jackson Lauren E. Dow Robert A. Gould n 67 Years Robert Jamison Owen H. Grimes James F. Leavitt Greg G. Ginnelly Dennis A. Greene Kenneth L. Cianchette n

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Paul E. Bertrand Peter S. Fournier Paul A. Magoon Thomas R. Mucci Richard E. Padham Peter G. Vigue

David A. Varney Edward D. LePage George Bell Malcolm Cianchette Gary L. Taylor James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach William D. Van Voorhis Brian M. Whitney Dale E. Wilson n

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Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr.

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

34 Years Manley E. Bragdon John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren John L. Purinton n

33 Years Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette Roderick L. MacKay Jr. Douglas L. Moore Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Nancy L. Sidelinger Thomas E. Stone n


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Eric S. Brown Chris A. Cianchette Henry T. Cook


Donald Keresztenyi Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton n

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

30 Years

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

29 Years 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 n


28 Years

Lee A. Aylward Roland N. Bell 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

27 Years Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford n

James M. Haut Lloyd E. Moore Carl B. Morgan Jr. William A. Reid n

26 Years

Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Jeffrey W. Libby Scott B. Ludden Bradley H. Marquis Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven James R. Rusconi Tim Vigue

25 Years Jacqueline E. Arsenault Dennis E. Beisaw Kenneth R. Brooker 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 Douglas Sidelinger William F. Stetson III Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette Eric L. Witham n

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

23 Years Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings O’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 n

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 Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny

22 Years Kris M. Ballard Richard T. Baumgartel Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Paul J. Leighton David L. Magoon Jeffrey T. McPherson Vaughn A. Sinclair Tharryn D. Smith Aaron L. Wedgewood Daniel L. Wyman Douglas H. Wyman Paul K. Anaman n


21 Years

Thomas L. Batchelder Wayne M. Denny Sidney E. Dunham 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

20 Years Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Faunce L. Cleaves Larry F. Coston Daniel A. Dubois Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Paul M. Holmquist Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James W. Reinhardt James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar Kimberly G. Sieber Gary W. Smith Phillip A. Smith George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde n

19 Years Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Clint H. Chase David A. Chase Ronald F. Cote n

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 Douglas F. Moore Joseph R. Oliver Tod M. Parisek Alan D. Pray Brian A. Rogers John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Andi Vigue Max S. Wahl

18 Years Michael A. Abbott Walter W. Bailey Jr. Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon Malcolm C. Leo Rick C. Leonard Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower n

17 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 Adam S. Guiggey Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Craig M. LePage Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James D. Musselwhite Herschel E. Sinclair Jr. Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla n

16 Years Chris G. Alexander Craig G. Alexander Richard A. Bachelder Jr. Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Norman C. Blakely Jason A. Butler Bruce L. Calkins Sr. Kerry W. Chapman Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Jason P. Evasius Christopher M. Folsom Todd J. Folsom Donald J. Fulmer Jr Jamie J. Fulmer Timothy A. Garnett n

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 Mark M. Nelson 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 W Chris. Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Juan A. Ugalde Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Gary E. Wise Kenneth P. Woodcock Dana R. Woods

15 Years Joseph E. Ballard Michael A. Berry Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Richard B. Cameron Jason N. Chicoine Kristen A. Chipman John G. Clark Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Jamie R. Douvielle Kenneth R. Eaton Jr. Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Charles A. Handley Jr. Brent A. Haskell Andrew C. Kelley Robert L. Lane Jr. James A. Maher Jr. James L. Pelletier 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 Norman W. Taylor Steven C. Trombley Jarrod K. True Frank J. Trumble Jennifer L. Turcotte Bradley A. Vanadestine n

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14 Years Allen P. Beaulieu David A. Bousquet Barry G. Brooks Joshua M. Brown Darcey T. Bubier Jose A. Castro 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 Raul Navar Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Dana L. Pollis Jr David A. Powers Richard A. Preble Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman David A. Walker Aaron W. Walsh n

13 Years Scott L. Alexander Christopher R. Bagley Aaron F. Barbalate Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett 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 Joseph A. Glidden Jr. Jon M. Gliniewicz Anthony A. Graham Gary Guindon Joshua A. Kerr Christopher S. McKenna Matthew J. Mortensen Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Bernard J. Petrauskas Gerardo A. Ramos Brian K. Sheeder Justin A. Shelton Rebekah L. Thibodaux Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Paul L. Williams n

12 Years Chad H. Alley Tesfahunegn Berhane William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Robert L. Bussell n

Brian K. Buswell Amy J. Chute Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Dylan R. Clay Rodney W. Crocker Edgar E. Dacheux Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Donald J. Eagan Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley William E. Follett Jr. Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Richard C. Foster Donald A. Goodwin Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Leslie C. Hayden Jason A. Hilton 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 Rodney A. McAvoy Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Christopher R. Pond Brigitte M. Reid Shawn A. Reid George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Wade J. Rideout II Terry N. Ritz-Perkins Chester L. Robbins Jr. Jason G. Rourke Francisco Salazar Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Mary L. Schreiber Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Gail M. Stone Kerry A. Swallow Loren F. Walker Arthur L. White Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard

11 Years Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Calvin A. Andrews Ronald D. Ayres Ralph E. Bailey Jason L. Batchelder Maurice B. Batchelder James P. Benson Christopher L. Brann Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Joshua A. Clark Roland S. Clark Darrell D. Clement Gloria J. Cook Patrick M. Cronin Lisa Cunningham John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis n

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 Brian L. Kendrick Cecil L. Kershner III Vincent R. Lago Stacie A. Leavitt Korey H. Leo Roger L. Lockhart Jr. David P. Maheu Robert M. Mayhew Mark P. McLean Ryan D. Melius Sue Noiles David L. Perrault Kevin R. Pond Peter K. Robshaw Michael S. Roderick Chad E. Rogers Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Jose B. Salazar Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Albert W. Spaulding Stanley W. Tyszko Byron A. Weymouth III Mark D. Whitley Michael J. Wilczynski Eileen M. Wright Robert A. Young

10 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 Gary L. French Seth M. Goucher Genaro G. Guardado Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Benedict S. Jasud Christopher Kammann Thomas G. Kingsbury Timothy J. Leclerc Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Louis S. Martin Stephen R. Montgomery David P. Moreau Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Terry A. Newton Carmine J. Nile Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Paul S. Smith Thomas R. Smith Samuel F. Spinney Jr. David A. Stenzel Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette Charles R. Witt n

9 Years Wilson F. Almand Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon n

Steven A. Baker Jesus Bernal Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer Jeremy J. Bragg Jeffrey N. Carver Paul E. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Lyle A. Clark Stacy O. Clement Gary L. Crane Daniel J. Dickey Carl D. Franck Michael J. Franck Robert J. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Todd W. Gilley Kellie A. Guarino Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Jeffrey S. Harrington Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Michael W. Holmes Leonard M. Jackson Jeffrey M. Jones 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 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. Peter G. Smith Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares Wayne A. Tencati Daniel H. Wiedmer

8 Years Isaac Benitez Matthew A. Bradeen Jose F. Carreira Patrick L. Child Jeffery K. Crowell James P. Cushing Kevin M. Donovan Ted B. Dunn Timothy M. Fiske Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Edwin J. Hutchens Jr. Thomas P. Kinsella Timothy E. Kundert Russell R. Lane Gary G. Laskowitz Brian M. LeComte Randy T. Matthew Albert J. Michaud Richard M. Noblet Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier n

Lisa L. Perry Gilbert R. Rossignol Jr. Debra B. Scott Julia C. Smith Richard A. Toothaker David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Jamie G. Willett Harry A. Woods Jr

7 Years Charles S. Allen Ralph E. Allen Albert J. Arsenault Robert A. Bagley Jose Antonio. Bernal Michael D. Brady Bruce J. Brown Jordan M. Bushey Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell Mark S. Cloutier John R. Colburn Devin S. Cooley Melissa A. Corbett William A. Cote Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost Sarah C. Enos Eric C. Fudge Joshua T. Gale William K. Gassert Justin L. Goodale Brian M. Gormley Stuart L. Grant Jose N. Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen 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 Abraham E. Lovejoy James P. Marcella Jesse T. McVaney Michael F. Mitchell Jr. Justin D. Murray Sarah S. Nelson Chad A. Page Patrick A. Pelletier Arthur F. Perault Daniel S. Perkins Joseph L. Poulin John A. Rossignol John C. Santoro Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Ryan P. Schott Timothy C. Shelton Wendy S. St Amand Trinidad B. Suarez Guy N. Susi Nathan A. Sweatt Terra L. Thomas Cory W. Verrill Thomas U. Viles Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Richard E. Westberry Jr. Tim Whitmore n

6 Years James R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Mark F. Ashline Henry F. Bindbeutel Jason W. Bryant Richard J. Bryant Daniel P. Butler Erica D. Caldwell n

Stephen W. Clendenning James C. Crandall Adam J. Cristoforo Ryan Deppe Jonathan E. DiCentes Kurt A. Dickinson Nicholas D. Drake Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth Edward J. Everich Thomas M. Figura Gary Gonzales Marshall G. Goodchild 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 Richard L. Marvel Steve N. McCallister Nathan C. McIver Lance C. McNally Stuart P. Mullis Vickie L. Nadeau Wojciech Olak German C. Palestino Steven Peters Russell W. Pritt Michael C. Rand William A. Richardson Madrid M. Roddy Eric D. Saucier George A. Schoeller Ruben J. Schofield Kenneth N. Sibley 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 Christopher M. Vane Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Patrick L. Violette Charlie C. Warren Alvin A. Weaver Darren S. Weymouth Jamie D. White Joseph M. Ziolko n

5 Years

Carey A. Abbott Matthew A. Anderson Jesse A. Athorp Chris M. Bailey Matthew G. Brawn Lisa A. Brown 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 Brian J. Jonah Kevin Jones Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Miranda L. Kinney Anne M. Kutscher Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Ryan W. Laney Brian M. Larsen Jesus Limon William J. Lovely Michael P. MacVane Cassandra J. Magoon Stephen C. Malatesta Troy T. Maloon Knowell A. Matthews Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland Philip D. McKenney Shane D. McPherson Nicholas A. Meader Bruce R. Metrick John S. Moody Terry L. Munn Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Wilfredo Nieves Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Brent T. Nunn James F. O’Connor Joshua A. Parker Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Ashley R. Perry Bret R. Pokorny Steve M. Pound William R. Rackliff Daniel J. Records Shane D. Reisinger Kevin J. Rezendes Adam J. Rock Dennis A. Ryan Sr. Joshua B. Sault Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry Gary A. Steward Don J. Sullivan Robert C. Sweetser Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Kristen E. Theriault Nathan J. Tibbetts Joshua D. Turcotte Carly Z. VanCamp Benjamin L. Ward Susan H. Weeks Suzan West Richard A. White Tricia L. White Shawn T. Withee Adam M. Yeo n

4 Years

Brett K. Adams Jerry C. Adams Fredi D. Alvarenga Marbin A. Alvarenga Michael L. Anderson Michael J. Astle Samuel A. Baker 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 Michael A. Bouchard Pierre A. Boucher Robert N. Bouley Derrick Brawn Daniel R. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Otey A. Burdette William D. Burdette Miguel A. Cabrera Mario A. Cardona Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Seth T. Cates Christopher A. Chatto Keith A. Chubbuck Hugh R. Clark Daniel T. Coffey Terry A. Collamore Timothy J. Cooley Christopher G. Correia Darren T. Cote Joseph D. Cote Rodger D. Cote Deborah A. Croteau Laura L. Curtis Levi N. Daku Steven M. Damon Vanessa L. Davis Russell S. Dean Jason L. Despaw Robert J. Difrederico 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 Nathan L. Goff Omar C. Gonzalez Kleber J. Gould Dee Ann L. Grazioso Ashley A. Grindle Shaun A. Gronda Alan B. Grover Nelson Guzman 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 Donald N. LaBrecque Steven F. Lancaster Lorie A. Lane Thomas R. Langille Joshua A. Lavine Patricia A. Lawrence Pierre Leclerc

Joong Joshua. Lee Jeffrey C. Lerch Matthew R. Long Jordan R. Lyford Joshua T. Madden Todd E. Maloon Thomas H. Matson Adam J. Mazerolle Zachary T. McFarland Shawna L. McKenney Robert R. Meckley Alejandro Mejia-Gamez Jamie E. Melia John P. Merrill Dale P. Michaud Steven D. Michaud Joshua J. Moore Andrew Moss Solomon Cathy M. Mudge Brenda E. Nichols Aaron P. O'Donnell Colleen K. O'Hare Christopher J. Palmacci 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 Jose F. Portillo Munoz Matthew D. Pratt Matthew Q. Proctor Brian P. Rancourt Ryan W. Robbins Thomas C. Robertson Anthony C. Robles James K. Roy Kevin P. Salaoutis Victor Santos Timothy C. Sawyer William A. Sawyer George A. Schoeller Jr. Keith S. Seekins Brayden L. Sheive Kate E. Shelton Irving E. Sherman Robert J. Slama Hector Sosa David E. Sparaco Jeffrey A. Stackpole Christian E. Stefens Timothy N. Storer Matthew S. Sullivan Erin S. Susi Ryan J. Taylor Ernesto A. Tejada John W. Templin Wade M. Teryek Oliver C. Thayer Charles W. Theriault Jr. 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 Jonathan E. Ward Timothy D. Washburn Bradley J. Weiland Benjamin Weingarden Michael A. Welles Bruce E. Weston Scott E. Wright Taylor D. Wright

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3 Years

Suzelle G. Allain Garry L. Allan UlisesAlvarenga Corey M. Blagdon Thomas A. Boisvert Scott A. Boucher Michelle A. Boutilier Kevin K. Brogden Debra L. Brown Jason J. Canarr Jeffery P. Chandler Michael E. Child Eric T. Clark Christopher Cochrane Louis M. Conley Jonathon Correia Jillian J. Cote Christopher C. Courville Kevin R. Davis 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 Ramon A. Gomez Robert L. Greene Jr. Bradley N. Grillo Roberto Gutierrez Nathaniel T. Hall Andrew W. Hallett Jeremy P. Hendrickson Derek M. Hilton John O. Horne Steven E. Jamison Kyle P. Jensen Dennis L. Johnson Sean G. Kelley Eui C. Kim Jason E. Kirouac Justin V. Kitchin Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp Matthew B. Knarr Michael J. Laisdell Jennifer E. Lord Brooke K. Lynch Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Nicholas J. Martin Adam K. Matheny Shawn J. McAlpine Edward J. McCormick Amanda M. McDermott Michael C. McGeady Stephen A. McLain Trevor C. Micoletti Harvey E. Moody Bryan K. Moore Nicholis R. Nelson Brian P. Pelletier Scott C. Rand Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson Thomas G. Robinson Douglas R. Robson Douglas E. Sandin Jeff J. Sargis John D. Savage Billy A. Sawtelle Kevin W. Sellars Glenn A. Severance Corey P. Sherwood John M. Sieber Kurt M. Silvia David K. Sinclair Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith VandanaSood

Owen M. Souer Timothy M. Sparks Neeley J. Stanton Robert A. Tourtelotte Bruce E. White Sr. Brian C. Williams Douglas Williams Andrew M. Winiarski n

2 Years


1 Year

Brian K. Boatright Peter Bumpus Chad E. Burgess Donald R. Champagne Dana C. Churchill Wilson E. Clement Joseph R. Clough Benjamin B. Connors Glen K. Conrad Mark D. Dellosso Bernard F. DiAngelo Henry T. Dunn Adam J. Eastman Pablo Galvan Jeffery S. Giggey David J. Gokey Michael D. Gomes William E. Grimm Henry Hardy John N. Harmon Nicholas L. Hesseltine Karen J. Hyland Justin A. Jones Steven V. Konka Jamie M. LeClair Joseph M. Lucas Sean M. Lyons Denis E. Martin William H. Messer Jr. Christopher J. Mitchell Stephen D. Mitchell Stuart J. Morin Dennis C. Morris Scott L. Morris Patrick A. Morse Dat T. Nguyen Steven M. Osborne Fredrick J. Pina Jr Joanna Pyun Malcolm C. Sanders David Schill David M. Sheehan Kevin Sicard Jordan L. Smith Patrick J. Smith Ryan M. Smith Brian A. Stebbins Kevin D. Stepanick Aaron M. Stevens Robert D. Stewart Douglass D. Timms Jeffrey M. Towle Michael R. Tripp Philip J. Vigue Elaina M. Wakely Travis E. Watson Raymond J. Welch Michael S. Welsh Jonathan J. Wheaton James W. White David C. Williams Cesar I. Zuniga Jeffrey S. Adams Hannah L. Bass Gerry L. Batchelder Gene Marshall Bates Jason Andrew Baxter Devin W. Beane Brett A. Bedard Jessica L. Belanger Thomas F. Bellatty William Bellatty

Juan Carlos P. Bernal Tyler J. Bernat Guy S. Berthiaume Johanne C. Blaisdell Jameson N. Boucher Daniel M. Brann Eric J. Brazeau James M. Browne Stephen Broznowicz Richard E. Burton Keith P. Campbell Jesse S. Chase Brian C. Cochran Garth T. Conrad Richard J. Cote Jon C. Crawford Jr. Christian B. Crosby Curtis R. Davis Michael P. Davis Thomas L. Desjardins Steven Diaz Cory M. Dion Christopher R. Eckert Jason M. Edmonds Raymond E. Elmer Timothy F. Evans 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 Donald K. Hennessee James P. Higgins Jr. Devin M. Holladay Christopher F. Holliday John W. Holt Frank R. Hulseman David B. Jordan Bruce R. Knox Kelsee L. Lancaster John P. Lisenby Ryan L. Lockhart Scott D. Luhn Edwin A. Luna Ordonez J. Cruz Espinosa Martinez Stephen V. McCarron Joseph W. McDonald Christopher K. Morton Samantha Neal Ashley E. Nesbit Frank O. Nile William C. Omlor Kevin L. Phillips Earl N. Rand Ryan R. Rathburn Steven M. Richardson David R. Roach Joshua M. Robinson 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 Nikki M. Yawn Michelle S. Young

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By Jon DiCentes

After nearly 35 years of service to southern Maine, the Cumberland County Civic Center is the focus of a modernization plan to extend the life of the facility and bring it to current standards. The arena is home to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League and the location for many local events including concerts and graduations. Located in downtown Portland, Maine, the CCCC occupies one-half of a long city block. The building is nestled into a hill on the northwest at Free Street and opens toward the southeast as the grade slopes downward. Current access to the arena occurs on large exterior stairways, most famously known as the “suicide stairs� at the corner of Spring and Center Streets. The renovation will enclose the open building corners allowing entries at the sidewalk. New lobbies that include stairs, elevators and escalators will welcome patrons directly inside. Concourses will be expanded with added restrooms, concession areas and merchandise zones. Other amenities include a larger ticket lobby, private suites and club, team offices, administrative offices and new locker rooms. These additions to the arena will increase

the building size to nearly 185,000 gross square feet. The existing building facades will also be enhanced. The Free Street elevation will be upgraded with new pedestrian lighting and graphic panels. The arena will open up to Spring Street with more glass providing a visual connection to the street. New landscaping, sidewalks and building signage are also planned. Cianbro team members Pete Vigue and Jon DiCentes, supported by the tremendous efforts from Doug Moore and Stephen Malatesta, presented this project to the Cumberland County Board of Trustees and the Cumberland County Recreation Department this past February. The overall $33,000,000 budget will be a challenge as Cianbro works to meet the needs of this aged facility without sacrificing quality. Pre-Construction efforts, led by Cianbro, are underway and it will be through a collaboration from all team members, including the outside stakeholders, that the project will become a success. Construction of this project has been broken down into three phases, which will be undertaken for the most part while coexisting with an operating facility. This in itself will pose an incredible challenge that Cianbro teams members will have to

overcome. Phase I is currently scheduled to start in July of 2012, but will really ramp up after an American Idol concert in late August. Through the duration of this very challenging project, team members will be coordinating with the City of Portland, Cumberland County Recreation Department, State Agencies and other stakeholders on a daily basis. Team Members

Suzan West, Brian Larsen, Brett Dyer, Don Duvall, Bruce Cummings and Jon DiCentes are pleased to manage such a high

profile, much needed project as construction managers. It is their expectation to be completed by September of 2013, meet the budget, and maintain a triple zero injury status.

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Northern New England Region Little Bay Bridge Sunrise Newington & Dover, New Hampshire

Photo by Dan Musselwhite

Southern New England Region Niantic Railroad Bridge Aerial East Lyme & Waterford, Connecticut

Mid-Atlantic Region Completed C&O Canal Towpath Williamsport, Maryland

Photo by Aric Dreher

Photo by Morgan Kaolian