Chatter Spring/Summer 2015

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CIANBRO Implements a Market-based Approach

Building Supporting the commercial and institutional industry, including medical and higher education facilities, with self-perform and construction management services, integrated delivery methods, and by working closely with designers and engineers to deliver quality projects beyond client turnover.

Industrial & Manufacturing Executing complex construction of new capital plants; maintaining and servicing existing production facilities; and addressing electrical, mechanical and civil challenges for our clients by utilizing innovative methods and best management practices.

Infrastructure Delivering world-class construction and construction services on complex civil infrastructure projects. Our expertise as a leader in integrated design, procurement and construction improves critical assets such as: Fixed and Movable Bridges, Water and Wastewater projects, and Marine Fixed Structures.

Oil, Gas & Chemical

Power & Energy

Providing integrated solutions for the development of energy resources through construction and project management related to the production and movement of oil, chemicals, natural-gas and related facilities.

Offering turnkey services for power generation installations or upgrades, and providing value-added maintenance, construction and capital improvements to the industry, from generation to the delivery of power into our communities and homes.








PRESIDENT’S Message This edition of the Chatter clearly reflects the pride and enthusiasm that every team member has for Cianbro. Your accomplishments are nothing short of amazing and are a direct result of focusing on our goals, putting work in place safely and productively, and working as a team. Earlier this year, Cianbro was repeatedly dealt significant challenges by Mother Nature. We experienced extremely low temperatures and record snowfall followed by an extremely wet and cold spring throughout our operating territories, which caused countless project delays and slowdowns. This abnormal weather created scheduling challenges that others in our industry believed impossible to overcome. Nonetheless, knowing that our clients depend on us to get their projects completed on time, you responded accordingly and have fulfilled their expectations, once again demonstrating your ability to satisfy our clients and meet their needs. In order to capitalize on our company’s momentum and to perpetuate the growth and success we have experiAndi Vigue enced over the past few years, we have taken the opportunity to assess and improve the operating structure of the company. As you know, earlier this year we transitioned our operating and business development structure from a geographical-based approach to a market-focus approach. This transition has been well accepted by you and our customers thanks to your support and willingness to implement change. It is satisfying and pleasing to see how well this new approach to our business is working. This operating structure allows Cianbro to provide an efficient, high level of service and greater value to our clients which yields stronger customer relationships. Additionally, this approach will promote company growth in states where we are not currently working and it will provide career and growth opportunities for our team members. In just the past several months, our team has grown by more than 300 team members. As the company continues to grow, it is very important that we remain focused on the development of our management and craft skills and that we share our culture with new team members. Our future depends on it. In closing, we must continue to add value for our customers. They rely on us to provide competent and capable people to construct some of the most complex and logistically challenging projects in the industry, safely and productively. It is our ability to collaborate with all stakeholders and to solve our customers’ problems with a can-do spirit that sets Cianbro apart from the competition. Thank you for your continued hard work and your focus on safety and personal wellness. Our future is full of opportunities. Let’s make the most of it!



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MPRP Substations..................................... 3 CP Crane Generating Station..................... 6 International Marine Terminal................... 10 Passadumkeag Windpark......................... 11 Cross/BDN Renovations........................... 13 Sarah Long Bridge................................... 14 Gut Bridge................................................16 Black Bear Tissue Machines..................... 18 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Bridge........... 19 Northeast Kingdom Connector................. 20 Valmet Woodland..................................... 21 Hadley Falls Fish Passage Project........... 29 Hosensack/Honeybrook Transmission...... 31 Gloucester Bridge.................................... 33 Eastern Maine Medical Center.................. 34 Wind/Wave Research Facility................... 41 The Wharf................................................43



President’s Message.........................................2 Excellence in Construction Award.....................4 American Odyssey Marathon............................5 Top Instructor Jon Sacks ..................................7 Cianbro Institute Offerings.................................8 Safety Week 2015...........................................12 Cianbro’s New Hardware.................................15 Cianbro/IGTS Relationship..............................17 Working Out for Retirement.............................19 New Market-Based Approach..........................22 Cianbro Markets..............................................24 Cianbro’s LNG Expertise.................................28 Quality Matters in Transition............................30 IT Launches ShareFile....................................32 Lasting Relationships......................................35 In Memoriam...................................................36 Anniversaries...................................................37 Wellness Benefits............................................42

Cianbro Completes Major Substation Program – Enhancing the Reliability of the Power Delivery System in Maine Power & Energy Market n

By Hannah Bass

The landmark Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP), a $1.4 billion upgrade to Maine’s bulk power system involving more than 400 miles of new or upgraded transmission line, is now nearly complete. The upgrade includes five new substations that were constructed by Cianbro under an engineer, procure and construct (EPC) agreement with Central Maine Power Company (CMP). The completion of the EPC Agreement for the five new greenfield substations in the towns of Benton, Monmouth, Cumberland, Lewiston and Windsor was a noteworthy milestone for Cianbro as it is the largest electrical substation construction project undertaken by the company to date. All five stations are currently operational. Over the winter and into the spring

of 2015, Cianbro crews, led by Superintendent Rob Mayhew, completed the final phase of the EPC substation work by decommissioning and dismantling the Maxcy’s Substation. The entire project team has much to be proud of as this significant project draws to a close. The team is well-equipped and excited to take these collective successes onward to new substation projects and ventures. “Our people are making the difference and are the primary reason we continue to grow and maintain a very positive reputation in this business,” said Cianbro Substation General Manager Troy Martin. “Our team’s commitment

to safety, quality workmanship, and meeting project schedule deadlines has enabled Cianbro to complete and deliver all five EPC substations to Central Maine Power safely and on time. We continue to share our successes and experience with other utility customers where they find our resumé noteworthy for the total value we offer, for our depth and experience, our commitment to safety, and for the professional team we have developed and have to offer. We are in a great position to grow our business and provide continued opportunities for our team.” 4 280,095 Project Safe Hours

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Cianbro Wins Excellence in Construction Award Central Delivery Point Compressor Stations and Dehydration Facility Projects Earn Honors Oil, Gas & Chemical n

By Julie Carmody

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) hosted its 13th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony this past January at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, with more than 900 professionals from the industry in attendance. The event honored construction companies and subcontractors who performed work on outstanding construction projects completed as of October 2014. The Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the Association’s annual dinner where the 2015 Board of Directors and Officers were sworn in. The EIC and Merit Award winners are selected from projects submitted to the competition and judged by an independent panel of judges which includes architects, engineers and university professionals. Submittals must adhere to stringent application requirements for consideration as one of the year’s top projects. Contractors must not only demonstrate outstanding quality in construction and exemplary references from the project owner, but also rigorous safety performance. This year, Cianbro took home an Excellence in Construction award for the


Central Delivery Point Compressor Stations and Dehydration Facility projects. Cianbro was contracted by Susquehanna Gathering Company I, LLC and Bluestone Pipeline Company of Pennsylvania, LLC (wholly owned subsidiaries of DTE Pipeline Company, an affiliate of DTE Energy), to construct three six-unit natural gas compressor stations and a dehydration facility located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. These stations and the dehydration facility, termed “Central Delivery Point 1 (CDP1)” and “Central Delivery Point 3 (CDP3)”, are part of the Bluestone Gathering System; a 44.5 mile pipeline that delivers Marcellus Shale gas in Pennsylvania and New York to the Millennium Pipeline and Tennessee Pipeline. The scope of work included civil, structural, pipe, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation construction. The project also included construction of significant site Environmental Erosion Control Measures in

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order to comply with the Department of Environmental Protection permits specific to each site. All four of the projects were fast-track, with final completion of each respective project scheduled for only twelve weeks post-contract award. Construction began in March of 2013 and was completed in January 2014.

Major Work Activities • Performed significant site work, including clearing over 22 acres at the CDP-3 site • Created temporary access roads • Constructed three compressor buildings to house six – 1,270 HP compressors in each building • Installed sound attenuation for cooler silencers at CDP-1 Second Compression • Completed the mechanical and electrical fit-out of the internal compressor buildings • Completed the mechanical piping, electrical, instrumentation, concrete and equipment/vessel installations • Constructed utility buildings to house the motor control center, as well as fiber optic and Ethernet control systems • Installed several inlet separator tanks, also known as slug catchers • Performed the civil, structural, mechanical and electrical construction of the fuel skid

• Installed waste tanks and blow-down silencers • Installed equipment, including a glycol contact tower, a glycol regenerator skid, inlet and outlet filter separators, multiple metering skids, four storage tanks, two pig receiver skids, a glycol switching skid, a permanent back-up generator and a gas quality building for the Dehydration Facility • Coordinated and performed complex tie-ins into existing “live” gas lines at the launcher/receiver sites

“The Cianbro Team considered it an honor to work with DTE and Basic Systems, Inc. in the construction of this magnificent project; the Marcellus Shale gas reserves will help provide much needed energy for many years to come and we are proud to be part of this country’s domestic energy transformation.” – Bruce Brown; Cianbro’s General Manager of Oil, Gas & Chemical Congratulations to the many individuals who were part of the Central Delivery Point Compressor Stations and Dehydration Facility build out team! Thank you to DTE and its subsidiaries for allowing Cianbro to be part of these incredible projects.

Cianbro Runners Take Part in American Odyssey Marathon Wellness n

By Alan Grover

It’s billed as “A Race Through History,” a 200-mile relay marathon from the Gettysburg battlefield to Washington, D.C. Cianbro Engineers Mack Susi and Len Janssen joined one of two teams organized by the owners of The Wharf on the D.C. Waterfront, where Cianbro is in the midst of a multi-year revitalization project. Each member of the 12-person teams ran an average of 17 miles apiece against more than 100 other teams from around the nation. The route took competitors west from Gettysburg, then south to the Antietam battlefield, across the Appalachians for a spell, and eventually onto the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Tow Path (a section of which Cianbro repaired in a recent landmark project) before reaching the finish line at The Wharf. Two charities were beneficiaries of the effort. “There were two vans of six people for each team,” Len explained. “Each van-load of team members would run their respective legs then jump ahead to their next starting position. Each leg amounted to some intense hours of running followed by rest, sleep, and sore limbs.” “It was a very unique experience, and it really gives us an appreciation for everyone else that we work with,” said Mack. “It was a good way to bond with the people we are working with and to get to know them away from the jobsite.” The Cianbro runners came in at a respectable 50th out of the 105team field, but were most proud of having finished ahead of the other Wharf team in an example of a friendly rivalry. When asked if they would re-enlist for the race next year, Len and Mack had different perspectives. “I had the opportunity to run through Antietam battlefield at 2 a.m.,” said Len. “That was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But the race is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. About halfway through, I told Mack, ‘I don’t think I’ll do this next year.’ As soon as we finished, though, I started looking forward to it for 2016.” Mack’s chuckling response: “I’m still sore, so that’s still up in the air for me.” C I A N B R O S P R I N G / S U M M E R C H AT T E R


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By Jason Obereiner

Cianbro Corporation has a long standing relationship with the Charles P. (CP) Crane Generating Station near Baltimore, Maryland. In June of 2014, the company successfully completed the Unit 1 Baghouse Repair Project, and has maintained a continuous onsite presence ever since. As of late spring 2015, Cianbro has worked on more than 20 different projects at CP Crane, the most significant of those being the “Unit 2 Slag Tank Replacement” and the “Unit 1 Baghouse Penthouse Replacement” projects. The Crane Outage Management team was very satisfied on both of these projects, which were completed safely and ahead of schedule. Both projects required the project team to employ innovative thinking and creative means and methods. Superintendent Darryl Bowers and Senior Project Engineer Jason Obereiner created a true team environment by employing the Cianbro “can-do attitude” and motto that “no one is smarter than all of us.” They involved all team members in the project activity-planning process and encouraged participation in finding the safest and most productive means and methods for completing tasks. This collaborative approach produced creative ideas and ownership from team members which resulted in an accelerated schedule. Electrical Foreman Carlton Young’s troubleshooting abilities have proven to be an asset to many clients, including 6

Cianbro operates in five highly competitive markets, and the company’s success can be credited directly to the team’s can-do spirit and commitment to working safely, not to mention an uncompromising commitment to clients and the projects they have entrusted to Cianbro. this one. Cianbro’s performance on the electrical portion of the Unit 2 Slag Tank Project was recognized by CP Crane management, leading to additional opportunities for the electrical team. Superintendent Scott Morris made sure that the Unit 2 Slag Tank Project went off without a hitch while Tom Perrier ensured that the Unit 1 Baghouse Penthouse Project went as smoothly as possible. Both supervisors completed each job without a recordable injury and used limited resources creatively. Cianbro operates in five highly competitive markets, and the company’s success can be credited directly to the team’s can-do spirit and commitment to working safely, not to mention an uncompromising commitment to clients and the projects they have entrusted to Cianbro. 4 23,622 Project Safe Hours

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Cianbro’s Jon Sacks Named ABC’s National Craft Instructor of the Year Cianbro Institute n By

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For the third time in the past five years, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named a Cianbro craft trainer as the top instructor in the nation – this time the honor has been awarded to Power Training Manager Jon Sacks. “There is nobody more deserving of recognition like that than Jon,” said Brian Watson who is the manager of the Cianbro Institute, and a longtime colleague of Jon’s. “He is one who goes about his business quietly. Jon is a very humble person. He doesn’t like beating his own drum. As part of the selection process, Jon had to endure three different sets of panel interviews, two of which were videotaped. The judges provided some questions in advance but asked many different questions that the candidates were not anticipating. Through it all, Jon remained calm and composed. And whether he won the award or not, for Jon, it was never really about him – it was about the team. That’s just who he is.” Cianbro Craft Training Manager Tony Ayotte won the title in 2013, and Millwright/Instrumentation/Pipefitting Instructor Ed LePage became Cianbro’s first National Craft Instructor of the Year back in 2010. Jon shared the spotlight at the ABC National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with the first female Craft Professional of the Year, Holley Thomas. “These winners’ dedication to high-quality craftsmanship, training and safety showcases the very best the construction industry has to offer, and ABC is thrilled to honor them,” said 2015 ABC National Chair Pamela Volm. “Holley, Jonathan and today’s National Craft Championships winners are the future of the construction industry, and ABC is grateful to have them represent

our commitment to helping develop another generation of skilled workers.” The Craft Instructor of the Year award is presented each year to an instructor who possesses outstanding creativity, a positive attitude, and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills. Innovative teaching to promote lifelong learning among the future workforce is another trait that characterizes the winners of this award. The recipient of this national award represents ABC’s and ABC member companies’ deep commitment to training America’s future skilled workforce. “I am very honored to receive this recognition and am humbled knowing that I am just one member of an incredible team,” said Jon. “Cianbro has af-

our projects. The bottom line is that Cianbro proves every day what we are: a world class company made up of great people. I count it a privilege to do my part.” Aside from his training work at Cianbro, Jon serves as an advisor and organizer for such training and outreach efforts as the annual Maine ABC Craft Championships. He sits on advisory councils for the National Center for Construction Excellence and Research (NCCER), serves on their workforce development committee, helps them with their strategic planning, and has also helped to develop curriculums for the Center. Cianbro’s trio of National Craft Instructors of the Year says something

“Cianbro has afforded me the opportunity to be engaged in the rewarding work of developing our people over the last 17 years. During that time, craft training has become a key and strategic part of our company.

Jon Sacks (center) receiving congratulations from Vice President Mike Bennett (left) and Cianbro Institute Manager Brian Watson

forded me the opportunity to be engaged in the rewarding work of developing our people over the last 17 years. During that time, craft training has become a key and strategic part of our company. The formal training programs complement the endless hours of coaching and mentoring which occur daily on all of

about the company, according to Brian Watson. “That’s a really good reflection on our company’s commitment to putting the right people in the right roles to achieve the level of quality and commitment to workforce development that we have.”

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Workforce Development Providing Opportunities for Professional Growth

Attract, develop and retain the best workforce within the construction industry.

MISSION To be the best at delivering safe, efficient, effective, and flexible development programs

HISTORY Established in 2007, the Cianbro Institute was formed by Cianbro Corporation to cater to the company’s recruiting, hiring, and professional development needs. To build efficient and consistent operations throughout the company, all company developmental opportunities facilitate through this single channel. The Institute is continually aligning its processes and resources while looking for new and innovative ways to develop and deliver programs to support the company’s strategic focus. The Institute works diligently to provide the best in-house resources for its team members while building upon partnerships with external organizations and educational centers to offer the very best learning opportunities.

“Having fixed facilities located around the eastern United States, we are capable of delivering a multitude of programs from any number of these locations, as well as locally on projects. We value our flexibility and willingness to do whatever it takes to serve our team members and projects. ” – Brian Watson, Cianbro Institute Manager


Craft nt pme o l e v e D CORE CURRICULUM Each team member completes the eight modules in the NCCER Core Curriculum when enrolling in any craft training program. Each module includes classroom instruction and hands-on performances. Tests are administered for all modules, and team members must receive a passing grade to receive credit for completion. NCCER offers an online learning experience, entitled NCCER Connect. Students have the option to complete the classroom construction from a remote location. Team members using the online curriculum are responsible for logging in, reading the course material, and answering the questions posted by the instructor. Module exams and performance tests are conducted at a Cianbro training facility. Basic Safety Introduction to Construction Math Introduction to Hand Tools Introduction to Power Tools Introduction to Construction Drawings Basic Communication Skills Basic Employability Skills Introduction to Materials Handling PROGRAMS Carpentry Concrete Finishing Instrumentation Ironworker Welding Crane Operator Apprenticeship Electrical Apprenticeship Millwright Apprenticeship Pipefitter Apprenticeship Power Line Worker Apprenticeship Pre-Apprenticeship


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mic e d a c A ships r e n t Par Cianbro is proud to offer team members opportunities with secondary education institutions. Agreements with universities, colleges, and community colleges to accept Cianbro’s training as credit towards a degree validates the high quality programing offered through the company’s team of educators. All eligible programs are offered either as classroom or online courses allowing anyone within the company to take full advantage, no matter their geographic location.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Cianbro offers tuition reimbursement to ensure team members have career advancement opportunity within the company. Interested candidates undergo an approval process to ensure planned courses align with Cianbro’s Tuition Reimbursement Policy. Policy terms and conditions are found on

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (NCCER) NCCER sets the standard for developing craft professionals. The National Center for Construction Education and Research is a not-for-profit education foundation created in 1996. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. NCCER has developed a consistent program of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculums, registry, assessment and certification. This program is a key element in developing a skilled workforce of craft professionals.

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ills k S t f Cra ent m p o l Deve In-house craft skills development programs are long-term workforce investments producing highly skilled professionals. Using the NCCER Curriculum, each program is tailored to link classroom instruction with on-the-job learning (OJL). Upon successful completion of this curriculum, team member credentials are entered into a national database recognized across the United States. Innovative craft initiatives have positioned Cianbro well; allowing the company to pursue new industry opportunities otherwise thought unattainable. The Cianbro Institute boasts award-winning, certified trainers in various crafts. Team members are carefully selected as craft trainees based on attitude, job performance, attendance, and a willingness to commit to the program. These criteria ensure a high quality learning experience for each trainee. An assortment of training programs and classes are available in the following categories: Boiler Construction Boot Camp Fleet Safety Equipment Operation Laser Alignment Marine Equipment Operation Material Handling Power Line Construction Power Line Equipment Operation Rigger Levels Welding

and h t l a e H Safety Health and Safety are core values at Cianbro with dedicated resources to ensure continuous education for the team on the importance of recognizing at-risk behaviors/conditions and speaking up to correct these hazards. The company goal is to send team members home from work at the end of the day in better condition than when they arrived. This means better educating the workforce in health, wellness, and safety; and asking that these best practices be applied at home as well. As an employee owned company, it is critical to Cianbro’s success for all team members to embrace this culture and actively care for one another’s safety and well-being every day. Multiple health and safety training courses are available in the following categories: Annual Safety Briefing Topics Beyond Zero Leading With Safety CPR/AED & First Aid Cianbro Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) National Electric Code Electrical Safety Confined Space Rescue Hazmat Briefing Hazpower Site Worker High Angle Rescue Mine Safety & Health Act Occupational Safety & Health Administration - OSHA 10 - OSHA 30 (OSHA Compliance for Supervisors) - OSHA 510 (Prerequisite to 500) - OSHA 500 (Authorization to Certify Others) - OSHA 269 (Substation Specific) - OSHA 1915 (Shipyard Standards)

al n o i s s e Prof rship e d a e and L To foster team member growth and development, a combination of internal and external opportunities are available. Training courses not currently offered but believed to add value to one’s career goals are considered by submitting a request for review to the Cianbro Institute. Business Writing Conflict Resolution Negotiations Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Field Administration NCCER Train the Trainer NCCER Proctor/Coordinator Computer Systems - Basic Cost Engineering - Basic Scheduling Concepts - Constructware Project Management - Cost To Complete Reporting - Microsoft Office - Primavera - Time Entry for New Administrators LEADERSHIP Leadership Initiative Fundamentals of Supervision Compliance Education - Drug & Alcohol DOT - EEO & Affirmative Action - Ethics - Harassment/Sexual Harassment Management Development Program Project Management Overview Supervisory Boot Camp External Resources - Center for Creative Leadership - FMI - Associated General Contractors - Maine Development Foundation

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The Cianbro team works overnight into late morning to place slab sections for the IMT Project.

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By Lincoln Denison, Jr.

The overall intent of the project in Portland, Maine is to expand and improve the International Marine Terminal rail yard and laydown area for large shipping containers. Shaw Brothers Construction is the general contractor and Cianbro has been contracted by Shaw to do the electrical upgrades in the yard and to construct the concrete loading slab and associated architectural wall. Also part of our work is to replace parts of the fender system at the city pier. Electrical work started in September of 2014. Conduit installation was a large piece of the fall season work. As winter approached, the project was shut down in early December. Work resumed in April, including the installation of light poles and reefer outlet foundations. The electrical work will continue throughout 10

The Cianbro team onsite has a great mix of seasoned leaders and new team members. Managers onsite say the job is a great place for newer team members to learn while helping to put some great work in place. the duration of the project. The loading slab, curb, and wall work began in June, the first slab section (there will be four total) was placed on June 25th. Crews continue to push forward on slab work as well as forming the curbs that line both sides. The next step will be the architectural wall placements. The slab and wall work will continue into September. Fender work began in July and will have some starts and stops due to shipping traffic at the pier. There are six full fender panels that will be replaced and various other items replaced on the other fenders such as chains, plastic, and shackles. Fender work will run through August.

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The Cianbro team onsite has a great mix of seasoned leaders and new team members. Managers onsite say the job is a great place for newer team members to learn while helping to put some great work in place.

Project Team: Mark Nordgren, Linc

Denison Jr., Charlotte LeMar, Krista Gartland, Whitney Yates, Joe Friant, Tom Belanger, Richard Brown, Nick Martin, Alex Hughes, Eric Goodale, Griffin Mowatt, Dennis Ordway, Alex Be rry, Lance Stevens, Bruce Weston, Dan Williams, Lucas Winslow, Matthew Wintle, Peter Vaillancourt, Gary Mason, Shawn Lambert, Jeremy Kyllonen, and Dale Smith

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By Hannah Bass & Ben Hall

Construction is in full swing atop Passadumkeag Mountain and in the surrounding areas of Greenbush, Burlington, and Lowell, Maine – the culmination of many years of permitting and approvals by the Owner/Developer Passadumkeag Windpark, LLC and months of design and construction planning by Cianbro. This project allows Cianbro to showcase its ability to deliver a world class wind farm that includes engineering, procurement and construction, as well as interaction with permitting agencies and the community. Like most wind farm projects, Passadumkeag has proven to be a challenge from the start, with its remote location and rugged mountain terrain just to reach the project site. That task became more challenging when permit delays reduced the project execution timeframe from eighteen to eleven months. This project includes the engineering, procurement and construction of three major areas: (1) the ridgetop wind farm itself, including seven miles of access roads, necessitating the blasting and crushing of over 500,000 cubic yards of rock, construction of thirteen rock anchored turbine foundations, the erection of thirteen 3.075 MW wind turbine generators, the installation of seven miles of underground 34.5 kV collection system and a MET tower; (2) an eighteen mile 34.5 kV overhead collection system including eight miles of co-located utility underbuild and new/relocated utility drops to more than 120 locations; and (3) a 34.5 kV-115 kV Collector Substation, Emera Maine 115 kV Ring Bus Switchyard, and a 115 kV interconnect transmission line. Major items of procurement include substation/switchyard steel, electrical equipment and control buildings, collection line poles, cross arms, hardware, conductor and fiber. The thirteen turbines and substation transformer are supplied by the owner/developer. A key accomplishment of the project is that it will be delivered at the initially planned 2015 finish dates, despite an almost six month delay due to an appeal of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permit that progressed all the way though the Maine Supreme Court.

This forced a substantial portion of the site work construction into Maine’s winter conditions and ensuing mud season. Cianbro’s site work subcontractor met those challenges with local knowledge, hard work and creative work-arounds. Most importantly, the team diligently implemented environmental best management practices to ensure full compliance with the DEP permit, which has garnered consistent positive reviews from the DEP’s third party inspectors through the toughest weather conditions. This additional winter site work effort facilitated the completion of the turbine foundations by the originally scheduled July milestone, well ahead of turbine component deliveries planned for mid-August. The Collection Substation, Operation & Maintenance Building, and Emera Switchyard and 115 kV interconnection construction, which began in May, is on schedule for the September energization thanks to extensive planning and coordination between Cianbro and Emera, with various major equipment vendors working through extremely tight manufacturing windows to meet required delivery dates. The 34.5 kV overhead collection line work includes the colocated overbuild of the collection system and a new distribution system in the Emera service area, and a challenging new double circuit collector line on private land to the mountain ridge, where it interconnects with the underground collection system. The next and final substantial construction and logistical effort will be the transportation and erection of the turbines starting in August and completing in November. The project is tracking toward the substation commissioning in late summer and turbine commissioning in the fall, all of which is on schedule. This project is another example of the remarkable accomplishments that are possible with a committed team. The project team for this fast track endeavor, including the owner/ developer, engineers, equipment providers, subcontractors and Cianbro team members, should be extremely proud of what has been achieved. Cianbro looks forward to more opportunities in the wind market as a result of these accomplishments. 4 43,639 Project Safe Hours

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By Dan Coffey

The first week of May was an action-packed week of raising awareness about the importance of working safely. Running in conjunction with OSHA’s Fall Prevention Stand-Down, in an effort to inspire everyone in the industry to become leaders in safety, more than 40 national and global construction firms, comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) Executive Forum, banded together to create and celebrate the second U.S. Construction Industry Safety Week ( Cianbro was a proud sponsor and strong supporter of Safety Week 2015. Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction jobsites across the United States, and any incident is one too many. Cianbro asks all jobsites to put together a participation plan to raise awareness of the importance of being committed to safety every day - at work and/or at home. The following is a sample of some of the topics that were discussed among Cianbro’s jobsite teams throughout the week. Some sites led these discussions internally and others brought in external speakers to educate their teams. • Fall Protection • Traffic Control • Health & Wellness • Sprains & Strains • Hand Safety • Hearing Loss • Ladder Safety • Summertime Safety Awareness: Poisonous plants, stinging insects, ticks, heat, sunscreen, etc.

• Distracted Driving • Safety At Home • Anticipate the Unexpected • Marine/Water Safety • Commitment to Safety • Oxy/Acetylene Cutting Safety • Sleep Deprivation • Caught In/Struck By Hazards

An assortment of Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie team members, subcontractors, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representatives focused collectively on the topic of fall prevention. That is what you would have seen if you had visited the Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) Modernization project around 11:00 a.m. on May 5th. For the second year in a row, in support of OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, the EMMC project collaborated with OSHA to raise awareness regarding fall prevention. This year, with the help of Black Bear Ladder, the focus was on ladder safety.

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to work, not only in good health but more educated. This is knowledge which they can take with to the next job, and also to their homes where they can influence family and friends to work safely.” – Scott Knowlen, Cianbro’s HSSE Manager All team members have a reason as to why they work safely, and for many, that reason is the family. For Safety Week, in an effort to involve team members’ families, Cianbro ran a company-wide children’s video contest. Their assignment was to create a brief video that showed what safety means to them and why it is important to their families. Every video that the safety team received was truly entertaining, and it was great to see how aware Cianbro’s children are regarding the many hazards that surround them at home. The topics they chose to cover consisted of bicycle safety, texting and driving, avoiding talking to strangers, playground safety, and at-home work projects. At the Corporate office in Pittsfield, the safety team also put together a participation plan: They communicated daily safety topics, conducted a wellness walk, handed out spring cleaning safety kits, and provided fresh fruit, protein shakes, and smoothies. In addition, Cianbro reached out to the State of Maine, inquiring if the legislature would recognize a set of days in May as Maine Safety Week. In this request, the company asked that Maine Safety Week not just pertain to the construction industry but to all businesses and citizens, since safety applies to everyone. As a result of Cianbro’s action, a joint resolution between the Maine Senate and House of Representatives was signed proclaiming May 3-9 as 2015 Maine Safety Week, urging citizens of the State to use safe practices in the workplace, in the home, and on the road. Between Safety Week 2015 and OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, Cianbro’s jobsites put forth a valiant effort to support these causes and raise awareness. However, once events like these conclude, it’s important for everyone that participated to maintain an elevated focus on safety. When we are submerged in the demands of a job, it’s very easy to shift into high gear and become a victim of complacency. In construction, the majority of the tasks that are performed have multiple hazards waiting to strike. This is why it is so important to keep the team focused and looking out for one another.

Cross Insurance/Bangor Daily News Building Renovations Building Market n By

Haley Hunt Griffin

In July of 2014, less than a year after finishing the Cross Insurance Center arena in Bangor, Maine, Cianbro team members entered the former Bangor Daily News building across the street from the arena and civic center complex. Cross Insurance bought the BDN building with the goal of transforming it into a new headquarters to house Cross employees who previously worked at a location across town. The schedule called on Cianbro to make Phase 1 renovations to the old building before the Commercial Lines Division could move into the new space

before Thanksgiving of 2014, namely a makeover of the old warehouse. Transforming the warehouse into offices, conference rooms, and restrooms was a bit of challenge as this remodel included the installation of a new topping slab. Additionally, two new gas-fired boilers, a new lunch room and a training room were installed, along with an operable partition that divided the area. After Phase 1 was completed, the Commercial Lines Division moved into the renovated area and Phase 2 started on the rest of the first floor. Phase 2 included constructing new offices, conference rooms, and an IT room, as well as renovating the existing restrooms. This remodel included the removal of an existing concrete vault that had walls and a roof that were eight inches thick.

New mechanical systems were also added to the Cross Insurance/Bangor Daily News renovations and included new four pipe fan coil units. Cianbro’s team faced challenges such as the need for the aged building’s existing and leaking piping to be replaced, as well as removing a damaged existing sanitary line under the slab, replacing the pipe, and returning the slab back into place. Throughout the renovation project and its challenges, the team assigned to the Cross Insurance project adhered to Cianbro’s high safety standards, allowing team members to complete the job with zero recordable injuries. 4 4,244 Project Safe Hours

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Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Project n

By MJ Guyette

With all the fanfare of a new retro sports car, the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is a sleek and shiny combination of modern technology and old school mechanics. The design team, Figg/Hardesty & Hanover, has developed a unique state-of-the-art movable bridge concept. With plans in hand, Cianbro’s traditional bridge building techniques executed by the company’s highly adaptable and skilled team members are making this modern marvel shine. The collaborative movable bridge plan includes unique, pre-cast, post-tensioned concrete segments. These segments stack on top of one another, creating four open-design, 215 foot tall lift span towers. Housed within the base of each tower is traditional operating machinery including a lifting girder, counter weights, operating cables, a deflector sheave and a counterweight sheave. The 300 foot steel boxed girder lift span will have two independent seating locations; one for vehicle traffic and another for rail cars. The benefits of this type of lift span will include a 68 percent decrease in the necessity of opening the bridge, compared to its predecessor. When larger vessels do require passage, the modern span will have the capability to rise 135 feet in less than 10 minutes. Travelers on nearby Interstate 95 might do a double take to see what is revving up on the adjacent 75-year-old Sarah Long Bridge that carries Route 1 over the Piscataqua River. With a closer look they would find Cianbro team members working efficiently to develop safe, workable access. Trestle causeways are being completed to accommodate the machinery for the massive 10 foot diameter drilled shafts. The case foundations are being welded and set. The precast superstructure has been finalized. The forms for the tower segments arrived from Milan, Italy in late June. Soon, the Cianbro team will begin precasting for the lift span towers directly on site.


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Recently, Cianbro’s Board of Directors acknowledged the team at Sarah Mildred Long with a luncheon in honor of the team’s 40,000 safe hour milestone. Chairman Pete Vigue spoke in celebration of the team’s dedication to safety and to their accomplishments within the community, appropriate remarks given the fact that the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is a vital part of the communities that it links in Maine and New Hampshire. The project is a source of good feelings among local residents, business owners, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The open tower design, lighting systems, and exterior have been chosen through community involvement. Cianbro Estimating Manager Doug Dow has said, “The project shines a great light on the company, and we get to showcase our capabilities.” Excellent collaboration between Cianbro and the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation is contributing to the successful progress. “Since the project was awarded in 2013, the team has worked more than 68,000 hours,” said Cianbro’s Kaven Philbrook. “We continue to be on target, hitting each milestone. We’re all very pleased with our safety, the quality of work, and the production.” Ron Taylor, Maine DOT Resident Engineer, said that his agency has enjoyed working the CM/GC (Construction Manager, General Contractor) process with Cianbro. “With the Constructware software, the co-location, and Cianbro’s culture of safety, we’re seeing issues eliminated before they ever make it out to the field.” The project is slated for completion in June of 2018. Cianbro has been chosen to demolish the existing bridge as part of the Sarah Mildred Long contract. 4 68,202 Project Safe Hours

Cianbro’s New Hardware Cianbro Equipment n

By Nick Arena

During the winter, the Equipment Group was busy ordering up a couple of impressive additions to the Cianbro fleet, and the first job to try them out is the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A brand new 330 ton capacity crawler crane and a brand new 200 foot by 70 foot barge are being put to work there during the 2015 construction season. The crane is a new model – the Manitowoc MLC300. The feature that makes this crane state-of-the-art is the Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) system. The VPC actually allows the counterweight to move as needed during crane operation; further from the crane’s center as the load radius increases and closer to the center as the load decreases. This system allows more efficient use of less counterweight, resulting in lower ground bearing pressure, less onsite prep work prior to operation, better performance on a barge due to a consistent center of gravity and thus a reduction in listing, and less counterweight to truck over the road when moving from job to job compared to similar capacity cranes. The MLC300 also features the VPCMAX attachment which provides additional capacity. The crane has a maximum main

Cianbro’s new barge under construction in Lamar, Indiana

boom length of 315 feet, and depending on the configuration, will require 15 to 25 truckloads to bring it to a jobsite. In May, Cianbro Equipment’s Vice President and General Manager George Bell visited the Manitowoc factory in Wisconsin and had the opportunity to see an MLC300 on the factory test pad being put through its paces during the certification process; Cianbro’s crane was still in the fabrication shop. George said, “That crane was on the pad with over 400 feet of boom and luffing jib. It was very impressive!” Just as exciting is the new barge, which will be named the “Pride.” It is almost identical to Cianbro’s “Respect” barge, except that the new barge will be raked on both ends to allow for better performance in fast current situations. It is currently being built by the Tell City Boat Works in Lamar, Indiana. The 200 foot by 70 foot by 10 foot barge will be equipped with four 90 foot spuds and spud winches, with a total load capacity of approximately 1,080 tons. The seven month build schedule means that sometime in October 2015, the Pride will be making the journey down the Ohio River to the Mississippi, then through the Gulf, around Florida, and finally up the Atlantic coast to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. The Equipment Group’s Doug LaCroix and Tony Foster have been working closely with Tell City Boat Works to ensure that the barge is being built in accordance with Cianbro’s needs and that the build remains on schedule. The new crane arrived at the Sarah Long project in mid-June. Its first duties were onshore, working in the New Hampshire precast yard where Cianbro will

precast 100 ton concrete lift pier tower sections. When the Pride arrives, the MLC300 will be loaded on and the VPC-MAX attachment added and used to erect the 160 ton lift pier precast tub sections. After the tub sections, the crane will erect all 88 sections of each of the two lift pier towers. Once the lift towers are complete, the MLC300 and the Pride will join the Respect barge and its 300 ton Manitowoc 4100 Ringer crane in erecting the precast railroad and vehicle segments of the bridge. Another addition to the fleet are two Kmag K25 six axle modular platform trailers, which will be used to move the 20 foot by 30 foot, 100 ton precast lift pier tower sections around the yard for storage, then reload on the transporters and move onto the trestles for erection. The two six axle trailers will be joined side by side to handle the lift pier tower sections. After the lift pier towers are erected, the K25s will be separated and used to haul both the precast railroad and vehicle segments out onto the trestle for erection. Manager of Projects Chet Muckenhirn said, “The Sarah Mildred Long team is looking forward to putting this new equipment to work on the project and is appreciative of all the efforts by the equipment group to get us the equipment when we needed it. The anticipated service life on these pieces is well over 30 years and will benefit all of us on many future projects.”

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The Gut Bridge n

By Flo Hoxha

The Gut Bridge team worked tirelessly throughout late winter and spring, working double shifts to finish the inwater work before the migration of endangered fish that pass through the channel between Rutherford Island and the mainland in South Bristol, Maine. Cianbro met the target date and got out of the water in mid-April, just in time for the fish to move through the area unimpeded. The Gut Bridge project is split into two construction phases. The first phase finished in early June and involved building a portion of the bridge retaining walls and setting up for Phase 2. Phase 2 will start in late August and it contains a 213 day shutdown window to construct a temporary bridge; demolish the old bridge; and construct the remaining retaining walls, the new bridge, and the bridge control house. The team accomplished a lot of work during Phase 1. Team members installed three different cofferdams for the retaining walls. Within the cofferdams, crews placed more than 600 cubic yards of concrete and installed 24 tons of rebar. Cianbro has met and overcome many challenges with the cofferdam excavation – from dealing with very tight spaces and using small equipment, to adjusting to ledge elevations which differed from the information on the drawings. Another challenge 16

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for the team had to do with landowners’ property around the cofferdams. At times, the crews had to drive sheets within inches of homes. This task involved a great deal of planning and was executed perfectly. Also, the wintery weather was a major challenge for the Gut Bridge team, as with most of Cianbro’s projects in the Northeast during the most recent cold weather season. With the successful completion of Phase 1, the team is looking forward to spending their summer involved in a variety of different projects. But team members are also eager to come back to the Gut Bridge in August and finish what they started. The people who have made the project successful so far and who will return in the fall include: Jonathan Wheaton, Joe Friant, Danny Williams, George Ward, Richard Brown, Jeremy Kyllonen, Dave Bond, Dale Smith, Lamar Boyer, Shawn Lampert, Dana Woods, Chad Alley, Erik Clark, Krista Gartland, Andrew Hallett and Lance Keen.

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IGTS - Modifications, Maintenance and Upgrades Spanning More than a Decade Oil, Gas & Chemical n

By Steve Dube and Lynn Wood

The Cianbro/Iroquois Gas Transmission System (IGTS) relationship began more than 12 years ago with the construction of the Booneville and Dover compressor stations in New York. Cianbro self-performed the structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and pipe welding to complete the two 1,480-psig natural gas projects. Since then, Cianbro has executed several facility modifications, maintenance and upgrade projects at various IGTS facilities. Although many of these projects might be small in size, they are unique in their challenges and often require the same amount of focus and planning to execute as larger projects. Whether Cianbro is constructing a compressor station or upgrading a fuel system, the end result is the same: high quality work completed safely and delivered to the client on time and within budget. This past fall, Cianbro completed the Mainline Valve 11 Modifications Project which consisted of installing a 12 inch plug valve, 6 inch remote control valve, 6 inch check valve, associated pipe fittings, pipe spools, concrete pipe supports and electrical/control components. The scope of work included providing all temporary pipes, valves, flanges and fittings to install and pressure test, the new steel piping and valves tie-in. This included providing one calls, welding, cleaning the line and containment of residue from the line, securing test gas, filling the line pressure testing, coatings and painting, tying into the existing facility, and final grading when necessary. The completed project allowed gas from the existing IGTS pipeline to flow to the Manheim Sales Meter Station where the gas is metered prior to being compressed at the Direct Energy/Xpress Natural Gas CNG trucking facility.

These smaller scale maintenance and modifications projects include Solar Control Upgrades at various stations, which entailed the installation of several power and control components requiring extremely close coordination with IGTS plant operations as well as their Solar vendor. Cianbro performed Domestic Fuel Upgrades which provided overpressure protection to the downstream

of four 4-inch flanged test ports; The Athens IT Camera and IT Room Upgrades consisted of the relocation of the IT room that needed to house two server racks and one terminal rack. The aforementioned projects are just a few examples of the modifications, maintenance and electrical/mechanical/ structural/civil upgrades completed by Cianbro.

meter at both the Booneville and Dover compressor stations. The Wright, Milford, Athens, Booneville and Croghan Gas Cooler Projects involved enhancements and modifications on a total of 10 lube oil coolers (with 56 fans) and six gas cooler banks. The Athens, Pleasant Valley and New Milford Chromatograph Upgrades entailed electrical and instrumentation work; The Brookfield Unit 2 Exhaust Duct Replacement required insulation of the Horizontal Transition Duct, insulation of their new 45-inch diameter Round Duct and fabrication

The common denominator in all of these projects is the absolute demand for safety and quality. Cianbro’s ability to self-perform while maintaining focus on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction has been, and will continue to be, instrumental to success. Cianbro wishes to extend many thanks to all of the team members that have contributed to the many IGTS projects over the years, and the company is extremely appreciative for the confidence that IGTS has placed in the Cianbro team.

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Black Bear Tissue Machines

A Big Cianbro Construction Project in Downeast Maine Industrial & Manufacturing n

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Cianbro is proud to announce that in April of 2015, the company signed a contract with Saint Croix Tissue (SCT) to be the General Contractor on the Black Bear Tissue Machine Project. The project started in late 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2016. During that time, more than 300 skilled craftspeople will install two new Andritz tissue machines for SCT at the Woodland Mill, located in Baileyville, Maine. The new tissue machines are 224 inch machines that run at 2,000 meters per minute and produce 180 tons of products, per machine, per day. These new tissue machines will produce various types of tissue products (bath, towel, facial and napkin) that will be sold in many areas on the East Coast. The work consists of new buildings, renovations to existing buildings, installation of the new tissue machines, and all the pumps, pipes, tanks, and electrical/instrumentation that go with a major mill upgrade. The process equipment and building materials have been arriving since earlier this spring. By late June, a crew of about 200 populated the jobsite, 100 of which are Cianbro team members. Twenty-eight year veteran Cianbro Project Manager Jim Richards said that he is excited about the challenge. “This is the first major mill expansion we have seen in Maine in more than a decade,” said Jim, “and we are proud to be part of it!” Rick Godin is the project’s construction manager. Rick brings over two decades of service to the team, with most of his experience in pulp and paper mills. Project Engineer Ben Beaulieu is doubling as the scheduling engineer. The onsite health, safety and environmental (HSE) support is Patti Dickinson, with 17 years of service. Office duties are being overseen by the experienced 15 year Cianbro veteran Joy Schobel. Dana Bragdon, with 34 years of service, heads up Cianbro’s onsite Quality Assurance efforts along with newcomer Craig LePage. Rick Godin’s Construction Team has a lot of depth and experience. Managing shipping, receiving and other support services is Glen Dickinson (26 YOS). Glen has years of experience in this role, dating back to the Motiva Days and before. The hundreds of pieces of process equipment and associated


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ductwork are in the experienced hands of Garry Billings (26 YOS). The miles and miles of process piping is being overseen by veteran Rae Randlett (28 YOS). His team is filled with veterans, including Eric George (21 YOS). The total piping crews could grow to 40-50 team members by fall. All the electrical/instrumentation work is in the experienced hands of Ron Nickerson (27 YOS). Ron is supported by Lloyd Moore (31 YOS), Ron Taylor (26 YOS), Mike Raven (29 YOS), and in the fall, a team of 50-60 will be on board. Ron says that his group is excited by the prospects of so much good work. Patti Dickinson is managing orientations as well as all HSE duties. She is supported by another seasoned Cianbro veteran, Shawna McKenney. Collectively, Shawna and Patti bring over 20 years of safety supervision to the project. Ben Beaulieu’s team is a strong one. Scott Thies (13 YOS) manages purchasing, Jane Mason is managing document control for the project, Greg Wing (34 year Cianbro veteran) handles all costing and invoicing. Also helping Ben are returning Cianbro veterans: Mechanical Engineer Jason Croman, Pipe Engineer Zach Hayes, Field Engineer Patrick Kilbride and summer intern Jared Cox. Cianbro Project Manager Dave Leavitt (40 YOS), who is helping Jim and his team get the project going, notes that Jim’s team is one of the most experienced and talented groups that he has had the pleasure to work with. Not that anyone is adding up the years of service, but there are CENTURIES of experience with this team! Cianbro’s current tally of approximately 100 team members is expected to peak at 175-200 by early fall and be supported by another 100-125 subcontract personnel, bringing the total onsite to more than 300. Tissue Machine 01 is planned to be complete in December of 2015 and Tissue Machine 02 is scheduled to be complete in March of 2016. 4 37,587 Project Safe Hours

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Bridge Infrastructure Market n

By Brandon Glencross

In September of last year (2014) Cianbro was awarded the Bridge #1 contract at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Cianbro has been contracted by NAVFAC-PWD of Maine to demolish, rehabilitate, and replace aspects of the existing 300 linear foot through-girder structure. Bridge #1 is one of two main access routes to the island with a heavy inflow of commuter traffic. Cianbro will have to maintain an open travel lane during each phase of the two phases of construction, in addition to supporting the existing communication lines through demolition and steel erection activities. With an aggressive schedule and little assistance from the record breaking snowfall of 2014-2015, the project team has been productively pushing forward. The team will be working seven days per week throughout the summer to meet the hard contract completion date of April 2016. To date the team has completed all the following phase #1 work, micro-pile installation, structural steel removal, partial demolition of two of the three piers, placement of the new pier cap at Pier 2, and demolition/replacement of the North and South abutments. Reha-

bilitation of the existing substructure has caused the crew to work around numerous design changes and has forged a great level of communication throughout the project. The crews have worked diligently with Cianbro’s subcontractors to provide creative solutions for any design/existing condition alterations that have been discovered and they continue to look ahead in the work for obstacles down the road. Field management, the crew, and various corporate support groups have worked very closely around existing conditions, drawing review, and design alterations. By project completion, the team will have set 48 ea. new steel beams, installed 93 micropile (subcontracted), replaced all current beam

caps, placed 400 cubic yards of concrete bridge deck, replaced utility systems and rehabilitated the entire substructure. Due to contract requirements the project has reached out for corporate support on a number of items inclusive of: project scheduling, changes in scope, and temporary design. Combined efforts in providing an outstanding product has assisted in forming an excellent relationship between the client, Engineer of Record and Cianbro’s project team. The crews continue providing insight on better and safer ways to complete the task at hand showing pride, ingenuity, and experience from the team, allowing Cianbro to shine here at PNSY Bridge #1. 4 19,721 Project Safe Hours

How Can a Workout Help You Save for Retirement? n

By Rick Leonard

Need even more motivation to start, or continue, an exercise regimen? Consider this...working out today can actually help you save for retirement. Think of your good health as an investment in your future. The healthier you are, the less likely you will need expensive medications and costly medical procedures as you age. Each time you exercise, eat healthy and reduce your stress level, you take a step toward reducing one of the largest potential expenses you will face during care. Reducing the potential of future costs is similar to the reason you invest money in a retirement account today - to have money when you need it later in life. Living a healthy lifestyle today will enable you to preserve the monies you and the company contribute to your retirement account. Instead of using those dollars for health care, you will be able to use the money for something else like travel, leisure activities, or charitable giving. So the next time you walk, jog, bike, swim - whatever you do to workout - think of it as making a contribution to your retirement. Additionally, think of the support you get from Cianbro’s Wellness Program as your matching contribution. C I A N B R O S P R I N G / S U M M E R C H AT T E R



Northeast Kingdom Connector Project Power & Energy Market n

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The Northeast Kingdom (NEK) Connector project was awarded to Cianbro’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) team in December of 2014. Upon award, this project immediately became the largest distribution line project to date for Cianbro’s T&D team. Since that date, the NEK project team has taken a very complex project from specifications and drawings to full construction mode. The project is a brand new distribution line build out intended to provide improved service reliability to Vermont Electric Co-Op (VECO) customers in Essex County, Vermont. The build out consists of 22 miles of 34.5 kV threephase distribution line including poles, anchors, primary and secondary cable, transformers and procurement and management of all materials and equipment. Included in the project – 37 miles of All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) fiber cable installation along with all supporting equipment installation and splicing. The project also includes civil work in Island Pond Substation consisting of removal of an old transformer and all associated civil work to install the new transformer. The team is also responsible for removing the existing system


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consisting of 20 miles of 7.62 kV single phase conductor and all supporting structures and equipment. All of this has an in-service date of August 14, 2015. The NEK team has had many hurdles to overcome as they have proceeded on this project. Not only have they coordinated job specific training for Cianbro’s distribution line workers, they have also coordinated the many sub-contractors that it takes to complete a project of this magnitude. When the project kicked off in March of 2015, the team had a workforce of more than 25 highly trained and skilled Cianbro team members along with sub-contractors assisting in tree trimming, fiber placement, splicing and flagging. Challenges such as traffic control and weather conditions forced the team to stay flexible and to adjust their plans regularly. This project has demonstrated not only Cianbro’s expertise in utility line construction services but also the prime Cianbro directive of problemsolving and ingenuity. As of summer 2015, the team is well underway toward completing the project on time with high marks in quality and safety, exemplifying the Cianbro approach to complex projects. To date, the team has set 588 poles, placed 292 anchors and installed more than 66 miles of conductor. The fiber work is 80 percent complete and all substation work on the transformer changeover is complete. As the team pushes toward completion, they keep the group focused on safety and delivering a quality product to the owner. The workforce has shown a great deal of pride in building this line, which will provide the community with a more reliable power delivery system. “This is a talented and dedicated group of line workers and support staff, and they have made building this complex project look easy,” said Cianbro Project Superintendent Scott MacDonald. “I have been lucky to be surrounded with a team that has dedicated themselves to doing whatever it takes to deliver a quality product to our client, safely and on schedule.”

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“This project further showcases the talented group of team members dedicated to providing our utility customers with a full service, world class distribution-line construction and maintenance program,” said Cianbro’s Assistant General Manager of Distribution Services Jeff Melcher. “The project has a few more hurdles to clear before it is 100 percent complete, but I have every confidence in the NEK team and look forward to handing the system over to Vermont Electric Co-op and their customers. In a six month time frame, the NEK team will have successfully built a reliable 34.5 kV distribution system that will serve VECO and their customers for many years to come. It is something that the team can look at with great pride knowing that they have helped provide a reliable power delivery system for multiple communities in Essex County, Vermont. Congratulations to the entire NEK project team for an outstanding job!”

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Ryan Perkins, Scott Rand, Terry Malloy, Doug Ranks, Rodger Cote, Steve King, Jordan Pomerleau, Luke Pomerleau, Mark Hutchins, Roy Bolton III, Matt Dorval, Warren Gosselin, Dave Croteau, Tom Dodge, Daniel Reuille, Eddie Ferreira, Matt Pooler, Tim Washburn, Ryan Graffam, Miguel Benitez, Emmett Reid, Justin Murray, Chris Norton, Troy Thompson, Chaz Longmuir, Pat Chamberlain, Jeff Rossman, Jesse Chase, Shane Ennis, Scott MacDonald, Pat Rivard, Troy Steeves

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By Eve Jordan

In November of 2014, a talented group of Cianbro team members began re-routing gases from the power boiler to the recovery boiler at Woodland Pulp in Baileyville, Maine. The project required the installation of nearly 5,000 feet of pipe, 9,000 feet of conduit, and several pieces of equipment and structural steel. The pipe ranged in size from 24 inches in diameter to ½ inch in diameter. Much of the piping was heat traced and insulated. The project was completed in just over eight months with a Recordable Incidence Rate of zero. One of the biggest challenges both the electrical and piping teams faced was the installation of the heat traced and insulated pipe on an outside pipe bridge. This work took place during the months of January and February. The bitter cold and relentless snow was countered by the team’s thorough planning and prefabrication: 150 feet of 24inch pipe was installed outdoors with just three field welds. Jordan Lyford and Manley Lyons were recognized by the client for excellent quality on the terminations and the heat trace, respectively. Eric George and Randy Morin worked closely with the construction manager, Valmet, throughout the project. The value engineering provided by Eric and Randy eliminated several hazards, allowing the project to be constructed safely. Their work also helped to improve productivity and keep the team on schedule. Some of Cianbro’s best craftsmen were instrumental in making this a successful job. A big “thank you” goes to Ralph Allen, TJ Charette, Jon Collins, Kevin Crowell, Don Davis, Glen, Dickinson, Mike Dill, Corey Drost, Kelby Duplisea, Eric George, Don Goodwin, Stuart Grant, Kevin Grass, Stoney Hinds, Mike Keim, Craig LePage, Eric Lewin, Jordan Lyford, Manley Lyons, Kirk Maenhout, Tom Mahar, Willie McLeod, Randy Morin, Ben Neptune, Ryan Norton, Jeremie Nutter, Sam Petrie, Mike Raven, Doug Robinson, Dennis Ryan, John Ryan, Jeff Snyder, Chris Stefens, George Tapley, Aaron Walsh, Walt Willard, Paul Williams, and Scott Wright for a job well done. The team was assisted by Administrative Assistant Amy Ellsworth, Project Engineer Eve Jordan, Safety Professional Mike Lilley, and Superintendent Charlie Tapley.

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CIANBRO Implements a Market-based Approach


By Alan Grover

Throughout 66 years of accomplishments, Cianbro has grown from a regional bridge builder to one of the largest and most diversified heavy construction firms in America. Today, the company’s ever-expanding resumé includes highly successful projects in power generation, substations, transmission and distribution, the construction of hospital facilities and research centers, assembling gas compressor stations and maintaining petrochemical refineries, constructing intricate industrial modules and transporting them to faraway clients, servicing paper mills and the manufacturing plants of some of the world’s great brands -- and yes, Cianbro also continues to build large and complex bridges that have earned awards for construction excellence. These are but a few of the myriad capabilities that the company provides for its customers. Cianbro’s rapid growth in a variety of construction markets has led the company’s leaders to take a new view of the way the organization delivers its expertise to valued customers. There once was a time when the company’s clients were best served by three Cianbro regional offices distributed along the Eastern Seaboard, with team members at each regional headquarters responsible for delivering any and all of the company’s services that a client might 22

require within the region’s geographical boundaries. Today, the organization’s expanding skillsets require a marketbased approach to allow the most effective delivery of diverse expertise to a highly diverse list of customers. Accordingly, Cianbro is restructuring. Instead of relying on a geography-based model, the company now offers its diverse talents based on the service that a client provides. “Our company is growing,” said Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue, “and as we continue to grow and broaden our footprint, we see the importance of changing our management structure from a geographical base to a market focus. We are transitioning from three geographical regions, which

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we will still occupy. But to cover more geography, Cianbro is going to focus everything we do by markets. We are applying the concept in order to create efficiency and effectiveness for our customers, and to help perpetuate our growth.”

Building Market: This team will self-perform and provide construction management services having to

do with the construction of institutions. Hospital and university facilities, entertainment venues, government and warehouse/distribution facilities, as well as parking garages are within the Building Market’s sphere of expertise.

Industrial & Manufacturing Market: This team will provide expertise in the servicing of the paper

industry and all types of facilities that produce goods. Boiler work will come under this team. Cianbro’s module manufacturing facility will play a big role as well, meaning that the team not only deals with the manufacturing industry, but also with Cianbro’s own capacity to manufacture components for delivery to distant clients.

Infrastructure Market: This team will handle projects having to do with any mode of transportation,

including highways and rail, bridges and marine, and the associated infrastructure. The Infrastructure group will also manage other large civil components, such as waste water projects and large fixed structures.

Oil, Gas & Chemical Market: This team will service clients who run facilities that produce,

refine and manipulate chemicals, gas and oil. The team will manage Cianbro’s growing presence in the field of natural gas compressor stations, and will handle interactions with wholly-owned subsidiary Starcon in the maintenance of petrochemical refineries and ancillary facilities.

Power & Energy Market: This team will handle power generation and power transmission projects including power plant construction, substations and wind farms.

For decades, Cianbro’s clients have known of the company’s regional offices in Maine, Connecticut and Maryland. Whereas these were once the center of operations for all of Cianbro’s activities within a certain radius of the regional office, now each headquarters will house members of the company’s new market sectors. By virtue of the restructuring, the location of the market teams’ offices is inconsequential. The goal is to provide identical, recognizable, high-quality service per market sector, whether the Cianbro team providing the service is in Maine, Maryland, or anywhere else in the nation. For clients, the new structure will simplify their search for the appropriate Cianbro contact. The client’s search will begin and end with a call to a Cianbro manager who specializes in the customer’s particular line of work. “This is going to allow people to connect directly with the experience in their field,” said Andi. “The restructuring will allow the client to go right to our website, click, and see exactly who they need to talk to. The contact on the line will be the person who will apply resources to that customer, will know what that customer produces, and will get the job done for the client.” C I A N B R O S P R I N G / S U M M E R C H AT T E R



By Jessica Kandel

Power & Energy Market Understanding how Cianbro operates from the ground up is instrumental to the company’s success. By building teams and building complex construction projects, Senior Vice President of Operations Earle Cianchette has developed a rare understanding of Cianbro’s inner workings. He has dedicated 35 years to the construction industry and now steps into the role of leading the Power & Energy Market, a responsibility that began with his leadership in building Cianbro’s Transmission and Substation teams. “We saw a model that worked when we first started gaining traction with our Transmission and Substation teams. We built strategies on who we wanted to work for, where we could grow geographically, and how we were going to continue to deliver Cianbro quality products. When the market restructuring discussions began, our proven success was a guiding star to how Cianbro could expand into the other focus markets and

perpetuate company growth. Cianbro’s power and energy business unit is a one-stop shop for all power related projects. We understand the challenges of this industry and we pride ourselves on meeting the schedules and outage commitments of our clients. Whether the discussion is about generation facilities where clients are producing power with oil, coal, gas, hydroelectric resources or renewables such as wind – we’re your contractor. Whether the need is for new builds, or capital projects at existing facilities, or maintenance-type work, we can perform all aspects of construction in this industry for our customers. That is part of what sets Cianbro apart. Not only do we work in the generating facilities, but we also have expertise with transmission lines, substations and the distribution lines that eventually deliver the power to homes and businesses. Cianbro can build them, maintain them, and cover all aspects of construction. If a customer is looking to build a facility, not only will we have an understanding of that facility, but we also know how to tie the plant into the grid. Four submarkets make up our Power & Energy business unit. • The Generation team handles new facilities, capital projects and existing facilities, as well as maintenance work at coal, oil and gas, hydroelectric and

renewables (wind) facilities. • The Transmission team deals with new construction, rebuilds and upgrades, and maintenance such as pole, insulator and conductor replacements. Cianbro has the ability to self-perform all access, matting, environmental and line construction. • The Substation team provides the ability to self-perform all aspects of substation construction, from the ground up. • The Distribution team handles lower voltage lines that take power to businesses and homes.

Our company’s ability to pull all of these pieces under one roof ensures that Cianbro will be able to deliver highquality service to our customers.” – Earle Cianchette

Infrastructure Market Cianbro welcomed General Manager 2014 as the market leader for the Infrastructure team. Eamonn brings a wealth of experience in operational management focused in the Infrastructure Market, having worked for a variety of notable companies in the industry. He has experience with alternative delivery methods such as Design Build and Public Private Partnerships, as well as a strong track record for M. Eamonn McGeady in


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developing new business and leveraging existing relationships. Eamonn also served our country as a captain in the United States Army. “First of all, let me say how honored I am to join the Cianbro team and to help with the exciting transition to a market-based focus. Looking from the outside in from a competitor’s perspective for many years, I have always admired Cianbro’s tremendous commitment to safety, people, quality, and customers. There is a reason our floating ringer crane-barges have names like “Dignity” and “Respect”—these core values are so important, and are truly what set Cianbro apart in the marketplace today. Our Infrastructure Market team is strongly positioned for success, both today and in the future. We currently have a backlog of exciting, technically

complex, and challenging projects all over the Eastern Seaboard. All of these projects have in common the expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of our team members. The infrastructure group is currently serving customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland in broad sectors of the market including moveable bridges (Gut Bridge and Sarah Mildred Long Bridge), major bridge deck replacement (NGI), road/ rail bridge replacement (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard), hydro dam structures (HG&E and Holtwood), substructure repairs (A. Piatt Andrew Bridge), marine structures (The Wharf), marine terminals (International Marine Terminal), and numerous smaller service-oriented specialty projects such as moveable bridge maintenance (in Maine and Maryland). As we look to the future we will target many diverse projects, all with

an eye toward being “the right job,” regardless of size. We also intend to broaden our horizons to new geographic areas while still being a strong player in current locations. Our new structure also will allow us to team with the best contractors and designers as we pursue the ever-growing alternate delivery market for design-build and CM/GC. At the end of the day, it all still comes down to people…so with the transition well underway, we have a clear direction going forward, and a great future ahead for the rest of this year and well into the coming years.” – M. Eamonn McGeady

been focused on Northern New England, but the demands were still such that we had to understand the ins and outs of every one of those markets. It was a daunting task to build relationships in such an atmosphere. In the last few months since Cianbro made this structure change, I’ve met with more engineering firms and architectural firms – that we aren’t working

for – than I met with in ten years as general manager of the Northern New England Region. Some of that is because we’re still relatively new to the Building Market. So, it’s easier to find firms that we haven’t worked for before. But still, the new structure allows the manager time enough to build those relationships

Building Market Vice President and General Manager brings 36 years of service at Cianbro to his role as leader of the Building Market team. Throughout his career, Charlie has incorporated values of teamwork and commitment into his relationships, both with the Cianbro team and with the company’s clients. The relationships he built during his tenure as the head of Cianbro’s former Northern New England Region team have positioned the company well to become a leading player in the Building industry. Charlie Cianchette

“Back when we were utilizing a regional approach to business development, we had to be the best expert in the northeast with regard to the Building Market, the Industrial Market, the Power Market, the Infrastructure Market and the Petrochemical Market. The footprint for business development might have

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By Jessica Kandel

Building Market, cont’d from page 25 and to understand the market better, to be able to go on the road and spend the time doing it. Since Cianbro is trying to expand the Building Market outside of Maine, the new structure will make our Building Group more effective than if we were trying to perform as before, region by region. We’ll be much more effective convincing architects, engineers and other clients of our expertise in the commercial industry if they are talking to someone from our company who specializes in that game.” – Charlie Cianchette

Charlie’s chief lieutenant is Assistant Building General Manager Jon DiCentes, one of Cianbro’s foremost commercial builders. He points out that the marketbased approach is used widely by many of the larger competitors in the Building Market. For example, large firms will designate specific experts to be in charge of building healthcare facilities, and these experts are the points of contact for any healthcare project across the United States that the particular firm might take on. It brings consistency to the formula, particularly among owners who have facilities in numerous regions across the nation.

“Say there is going to be a big building constructed down in Baltimore,” said Jon. “With Cianbro’s former regional approach, the client would speak with someone at Cianbro who might not necessarily be an expert in the industry. It’ll be a different experience for that client than it would be if they called one of us who is actually in their market. So, I think once the dust settles and we iron out the market-based process, we are going to be able to grow significantly. This approach is going to get some serious traction, and away we go.”

prosperous relationships. With the abundance of natural resources within the shale play areas throughout the country, this market continues to grow and produce substantial energy resources, resulting in significant construction opportunities for Cianbro. We continue to offer clients and owners pre-construction and construction services to support this market including; Compressor Stations, Refining and

Petrochemical Facilities, Meter and Regulator Stations, Dehydration Facilities, Pipeline Construction, LNG Facilities, Launcher/Receiver Installations, Pumping Stations, NGL Plant Construction and Cryogenic Facilities. Cianbro has a healthy resume in the Chemical Plant Construction Market, offering clients services beginning with preconstruction services at the conceptual design stage through implementation,

Oil, Gas & Chemical Leading the Oil, Gas & Chemical Market is General Manager Bruce Brown. Bruce has over 30 years of diversified experience in the construction industry and has an extraordinary 10 year track record at Cianbro, playing a key role in the successful outcome of a variety of complex projects. Bruce is eager to discuss the client’s small and large project needs. “Cianbro Corporation has had the pleasure of working with incredible clients over several years in the Oil, Gas & Chemical industry. The hallmark and client expectation in this industry is to execute the work with an emphasis on safety, quality, environmental compliance, project cost and schedule – a sentiment that Cianbro understands and shares. Cianbro is committed to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction with a goal of developing long term 26

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to start-up, commissioning and turn-key operations. As noted in the “Building Lasting Relationships” article (see page 35), we have many longstanding customers, as evidenced by an ongoing 15 year relationship with Eastman Chemical, successfully completing several projects at their Springfield, Massachusetts facility. Our secrets to success

are our knowledge and experience in coordinating the complex process of civil, structural, mechanical process piping, electrical and instrumentation, combined with the Cianbro “can do” spirit. We appreciate the confidence that our customers have in the Cianbro team. The ability of our team members to plan, manage, and execute quality

work safely, continues to be the key to our success. If you have a challenging project, we have the team to complete it. We look forward to growing our current client relationships, building new ones and executing safe, quality projects.” – Bruce Brown

meet its customer needs by building a highly competent Industrial & Manufacturing resource which has significant experience and capacity, a thorough understanding of the work and the industry, and which can effectively and economically work with the customer right through project delivery. Today, when a customer from the industrial or manufacturing realm calls for service or information, Cianbro has the subject matter expertise, experience and core

competency readily available for the specific market. As we continue to grow and develop Cianbro, we want to thank all of our customers across each market for the confidence and support throughout the years. It is only from that continued patronage, trust and feedback that we have been able to build our company to better support you. We look forward to serving you now and in the future!” – Joe Cote

Industrial & Manufacturing Joe Cote, Vice president and General Manager of Industrial & Manufacturing for Cianbro Corporation, also serves in this capacity for Cianbro Constructors, Cianbro’s flagship module yard, the Eastern Manufacturing Facility, located in Brewer, Maine. Joe is responsible for establishing Cianbro Constructors’ strategic direction and business plan as well as the overall operations of the business including safety, production and profitability.

“These are exciting times for Cianbro! As important as the organization’s growth through acquisitions has been, as well as our willingness to take on unique, challenging projects, we now have a golden opportunity to take full advantage of a rebounding economy and best position Cianbro to align its core competencies and resources to meet our customers’ needs. The Industrial & Manufacturing Market includes clients and prospective customers that typically manufacture goods for sale or distribution and resale by others, including businesses in Pulp & Paper, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Family Care and Clean Room Manufacturing, to list a few. A key driver behind the restructuring was to best position Cianbro to help

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Cianbro’s LNG Expertise n

By Bruce Brown

As global energy demand rises, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to grow, translating into significant construction opportunities for Cianbro Corporation. For the past several years, Cianbro has played a role in numerous LNG projects, rapidly building a reputation for exceeding client’s expectations – a direct result of the talents and expertise possessed by the company’s dedicated team members. Cianbro has consistently performed facility upgrade and modification projects at many active LNG facilities. Working in a fully operational plant, in the immediate vicinity of high pressure liquid natural gas pipe and vessels, has significant challenges and potential hazards. With safety as Cianbro’s number one priority, it is vital that prior to work commencing, a detailed project management plan is developed and implemented, including a comprehensive site safety plan. It is also imperative that the team executing the work not only has the required experience working in live plants, but is also knowledgeable of the systems. Cianbro has a long history of working in fully operational plants; the company’s team members are highly skilled and able to integrate themselves seamlessly with the plant operations personnel.

Over the last decade, Cianbro has performed major facility expansions, as well as many facility upgrades and modifications projects, including: • Performed the turnkey Zone 4 structural steel erection along with the necessary piping and equipment installation for a new LNG tank sub-impoundment area • Constructed the ring foundations for new LNG Storage Tanks • Replaced a vaporizer, including all related structural, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work • Replaced a heat exchanger tube bundle • Performed fuel gas piping and metering upgrades • Upgraded isopentane and ethane piping and bypass lines • Replaced a nitrogen header • Upgraded underground utilities • Relocated LP ambient vapor vaporizers • Fabricated and installed operator platforms • Performed electrical and piping upgrades at an LNG unloading pier

Cianbro was also contracted to perform upgrades and modifications to a natural gas LNG storage plant. The scope of work included the replacement of submerged combustion vaporizers with shell and tube vaporizer, installation of propylene glycol water heaters, piping and instrumentation, as well as complete electrical installation including the replacement of 480V MCC units, switchgear and controls. Cianbro’s experience in upgrading existing plants is such that the engineering and construction is often done in 28

segments to allow the plant to continue operations, while certain sections of the plant are isolated and upgraded. This was the approach at one Southeastern plant, where Cianbro completed a multiphase project over the course of two years. Each phase presented a unique scope of work and challenges. The first phase began in the spring of 2013 and consisted of upgrading the vaporization side of the existing LNG plant; Phase 2 entailed replacing the existing cold box and cooling tower; Phase 3 involved upgrades to the LNG Pumps; Phase 4

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consisted of upgrades to the dehydration system and the last phase included upgrades and installation of underground Regen pipeline. As this market grows, Cianbro looks forward to new opportunities with both current and new clients. The company fully understands the complexity and potential challenges associated with projects in the natural gas industry and are confident about overcoming any and all obstacles. Safety, quality and exceeding client expectations are at the forefront of all projects.

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By Project Team

Approximately ten years ago, Cianbro constructed the fish lift for the Holyoke Gas & Electric Hadley Falls Dam in Holyoke, Massachusetts. This project was the first phase in a fish passage project that would allow the free passage of fish through the existing dam. In December of 2014, the Cianbro Infrastructure Market team was awarded the contract to modify the existing fish passage and install a new exclusion rack/ screen system that will allow fish to pass freely from upstream back downstream. This work will represent the final stage of the decade-long fish passage project.

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initial component is for the construction of the access road across the Pan Am Railroad tracks to the temporary staging area, and the construction of an approximately 140 foot by 30 foot construction trestle out into the Connecticut River. This structure will be installed upstream of the dam and will be used for the loading of equipment and materials onto the barges. The Shugart and Flexi-Float barges will be assembled at the trestle and used to transport materials and equipment to the construction site at the dam. At the completion of the project, the trestle will be removed. UPSTREAM WORK – This

work includes the shop fabrication of a new Bascule Gate, Exclusion Rack, Fish Flume Extension, Low and Mid Level Bypass, a removable Upper Bypass Structure, Underwater Bulkhead, Pier Extension, Overhead Lifting Frame, Flow Block-

ing Panel, and Horizontal Steel Deck. Except for the Bascule Gate, all of the other items are being fabricated by Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation in the Pittsfield and Baltimore fabrication shops. The installation includes the drilling and installation of five drilled shafts to support the Exclusion Rack. The drilled shafts are 49¾ inches outside diameter by 40 feet, with an additional 42 inch diameter rock socket drilled ten feet into the river bedrock. This work, including the installation of the required drilled shaft rebar cages and tremie concrete placements, is subcontracted out. The site assembly and installation of the above fabricated items will be installed by Cianbro personnel, with the assistance of subcontracted divers. Additionally the temporary drilled shaft template will also be assembled and installed by Cianbro personnel and the divers. n Prior

to any installation work, the following items are required to be performed by Cianbro: • Demolition of a Transmission Tower.

• Demolition of the existing Trash Rake System.

• Demolition of a portion of the existing timber crib dam, which is more than 100 years old and located only a few feet below water level. This demolition is required to access the work site with the barges.

• Removal of loose debris (trees) against the existing intake structure. • Removal of any required underwater rock to facilitate the new installations. DOWNSTREAM WORK – This

work, which will be performed at the same time as the upstream work, includes the construction of Plunge Pool, Apron Toe Protection, Training Wall, Flow Deflector, and Fishlift Entrance Wall.

Upon the installation of the Stop Logs just upstream of the Bascule Gate, the downstream work can proceed. The initial downstream work includes the construction of a sand bag cofferdam, approximately 14 feet high by 200 feet long, around the downstream work area. The subsequent work includes concrete and rock demolition and the drilling and grouting of dowels into the river bedrock. The concrete work, listed above, will follow and will be performed by a subcontractor. n Schedule

The Trestle Area work commenced during the first week in April. The access road and trestle construction was completed at the end May. Both the upstream and downstream work began in July, contingent upon the conclusion of the local fish migration period. With the start of the upstream work, the project will be working a seven day a week schedule, with two teams working three days a week and alternating Sundays. The downstream work completion date is November 30th and the upstream work is scheduled for completion on December 31, 2015. The Trestle Area restoration will continue until the spring of 2016. n Project


The present Cianbro Project Team consists of David Schill, Dan Butler, Don

Smith, Bill Richardson, Ryan Hawkins, Darius Bors, Kate Ransom, Jacob Ramp, Todd Hoffa, Ron Ayres, Bob Costine, Bob Drzewiecki, Steve Peters, Jeff Sargis, Chase Simone, Frank Trumble; with support from Kim Sieber, Garrett McVaney, KJ Gould, and Kristen Williams, with additional assistance from

Cianbro’s Temporary Design Group.

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Quality Matters

Continuous Improvement During a Time of Transition QAQC n

By Charles Hall

Quality Assurance comprises all those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a structure, system, or component will perform satisfactorily in service. Organizations with proper

attention to Quality Assurance are much better positioned to succeed. Planning, communications and leadership are key elements of any Quality Assurance effort, and when implemented effectively by any organization, result in positive achievements. Additionally, the need to evaluate feedback on performance constantly and to make adjustments (Continuous Improvement) is crucial. As these principles apply to “Construction,” they also apply to ad-

ministration of any corporation’s support groups, such as the Quality Assurance Department. In 2014, Cianbro initiated a corporate realignment, to focus on target industries rather than geographic locations. At the time, the QA team evaluated the impact of that change and decided restructuring of the Quality Assurance Department would not be necessary. As changes were implemented, and new business leaders took charge of their responsibilities, it became apparent that changes to the QA Department would be needed. That awareness came about by paying attention to the Continuous Improvement Cycle (i.e. - constantly evaluating feedback to determine if objectives are being met). In response to focused demands from Cianbro Business Leaders, key QA team members will be assigned specific areas of responsibility, to meet the Department’s obligations. Presently, the following QA Department personnel have been assigned to manage QA efforts in Cianbro’s business groups:


Jeff Carver: Jeff has 30+ years of construction experience (13 years with Cianbro), primarily in high energy/industrial projects.


Dana Bragdon: Dana has 34 years of construction experience with Cianbro. His experience includes welding and supervision up to and including project management.


Charles Hall: Charles has 18 years of construction experience, 17 of which were spent in the QA/QC field. Prior to joining Cianbro, Charles spent 11 years with the US Navy as a civilian engineer in the Design and Nuclear Engineering Divisions at shipyards.


Jeff Lerch: Jeff has seven years with Cianbro as Non Destructive Examination (NDE) Level III (MT, PT, VT and UT). Prior to joining Cianbro, Jeff had six distinguished years with the U.S. Army, learning and implementing NDE on Blackhawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters, and four years as a technician in the aerospace division for a notable multinational conglomerate.

There are several other QA personnel who will continue to support the various QA managers, including Adam Cristoforo who has responsibility for covering projects in the Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania areas. James LePage and Brandon Glencross, two highly talented engineers, support Infrastructure bridge projects. Adam Mazerolle, continuing to expand his career, supports Power & Energy on T&D and Wind Energy Projects. Kevin Kokotovich, capitalizing on 16 years at CFCC, and many years previously on the Alaska Pipeline, supports Oil, Gas & Chemical projects as needed. The primary point to consider is that anyone who needs assistance from the QA team at any time may call Sarah Enos (Corporate QA Office Manager) or any of the department’s highly qualified and experienced leaders. Although key leaders have been assigned as primary points of contact, the QA Department will remain flexible to support needs as they arise. Cianbro QA will continue to plan, communicate and lead, in matters of Quality. 30

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Power & Energy Market

Hosensack-Quarry & Honeybrook-Twin Valley Projects


By Josh Clark

During the second quarter of 2015, Cianbro’s Power & Energy team at PPL successfully completed the Hosensack-Quarry and Honeybrook-Twin Valley projects in Pennsylvania. The accomplishment marks the third year anniversary of continuous Cianbro presence on PPL’s transmission system. Cianbro started the Manheim-Donegal project in July of 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. The bond between Cianbro and PPL has produced seven projects since the working relationship was established. Cianbro team members at PPL have completed multiple transmission projects ranging from 10 miles of double circuit 69 kV to 1,200 foot customer taps, a 12 kV-69 kV substation, and recently broke ground on a ¾ mile 138 kV overhead to underground relocation project. More than 87,000 work hours have been performed without a recordable or electrical system event. Since the inception, Cianbro has been able to keep a majority of the same team members on PPL property, which has aided the team in creating and maintaining a “family feeling” to the projects. This atmosphere has proven vital to Cianbro’s accomplishments onsite, leading to better planning, communication and execution of projects by the team. The Hosensack-Quarry and Honeybrook-Twin Valley projects ran concurrently throughout the winter of 2014 and spring of 2015, with the projects starting in July of 2014 and November of 2014 respectively. The HosensackQuarry project consisted of 4.5 miles of double circuit 69 kV rebuild with double fiber and an additional one mile fiber installation with associated hardware change outs. In February of 2015, it was discovered that PPL and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had some permit issues that forced the project to be accelerated. This acceleration came at the same time the team started its conductor installation of the 5.3 mile single circuit 69 kV with double fiber green field build of Honeybrook-Twin Valley. The team was able to adapt and overcome the complications that arose from working both projects concurrently, located an hour apart under an accelerated schedule, while utilizing the same team members and equipment. The team came together and looked after itself as “family.”

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Quinton Johnson, Tom Smith, Caleb Bryant, Joshua Clark, Pat Chamberlain, Shawn Bickford, Kevin Talley, Gary Reed, Luke Chamberlain, Walter Govern, Phil Vigue, Dwayne Tootill, Ryan Graffam, Matt Pooler, Skippy Washburn, Norm Linnell, Josh Turner, Pete Woods, Gary Bell, Guy Berthiaume, Chaz Longmuir, Terry Rosensteel, Craig McConaughey, Lauren Lohn, Ryan Perkins, Matt Sullivan, Eddie Ferreira, Chad Page, Mark Stone, Bryan Boatright, Henry Hardy, Shane Ennis, Joe Thomas, Steve Konka, Dean Schofield

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IT Delivers a New File Storage and Collaboration Solution to Aid the Transition to Market Focus n

By Russ Rodrigue

“Where is the document? Can you email me the file? Which version is the most current?” Sound familiar? If so, then keep reading. Recently IT was asked to help solve some long standing problems with how project teams store, share and collaborate on documents. The need is very simple: provide a ‘workspace’ where teams can easily share information and work collaboratively. IT investigated several popular file sharing solutions and ultimately settled on Citrix ShareFile. Unlike the Citrix Desktop, commonly used to access applications on the Cianbro network, ShareFile is designed to work efficiently on all internet browsers, as well as integrate natively with Outlook and mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Windows tablets, etc.). ShareFile is a new file storage solution that will replace legacy network-based, regional file servers, beginning with Cianbro’s new Market teams. ShareFile will allow team members to store and share documents, PDF’s, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, reports, CAD diagrams, images…anything that can be stored on a file server.


Using ShareFile, the Market Teams will establish new folder structures that more easily replicate their new organizational structures; aligning markets, people and document management, regardless of geographic location. With ShareFile, gone are the days of copying files and folders between file servers located in different regions. The ShareFile system is configured to follow users and is accessible from any internet connection, offering a secure file storage and collaboration solution. The Market Teams span geographies that make regional file servers both a nuisance for the user and an administrative headache for IT. But with ShareFile, seeing who has access and granting access to specific folders will be much easier. Data management will be simplified by reducing complexity, reducing duplicate data and information, and by providing one place to get to all project and personal data. Security is also a significant improvement with ShareFile. Having proper data security means that Cianbro information is not accidentally or intentionally copied to unsecure devices (e.g. USB thumb drives) or to websites with weak security (e.g. Dropbox) or emailed outside of the company over the Internet. Finally, ShareFile delivers a new mobility feature that has not been available with regular Windows file servers. Mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPad, or Windows tablet can easily and securely connect to ShareFile to view, edit and collaborate on shared documents. No additional user ID or passwords are needed, as ShareFile uses your network login for authentication. The ShareFile solution is not limited to file sharing for internal purposes. One immediate opportunity is to share large files (larger than 5 MB) with vendors, contractors, subs, clients, etc. This feature is natively integrated with Outlook and will automatically send a link to the email recipient. Another feature is the ability to send out bids for secure access, which allows project teams to upload

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and download files. Also, alerts can be sent to the project team members when people have read or updated documents, so no additional email or phone correspondence is needed when working on project documents. The Market Teams are just beginning to use the ShareFile solution. Eamonn McGeady was one of the first to push for a new solution to solve the geographic needs of his new Infrastructure Market. He asked his team to consider how they could move data, share files, collaborate, and find documents with greater efficiency. The pilot team, comprised of Kim Sieber, Carla Kelley, and Sharon Ebbs met with Christine Nadeau to design a folder structure that would become the standard for the Infrastructure team. Aric Dreher is planning to use the ShareFile Solution for the BMI-The Yards project; and with the improved search capabilities, he expects the project team will see an improvement in managing the normally complex file sharing, storage and retrieval process associated with all the documents produced during the life of a project. Unfortunately, implementing ShareFile doesn’t come without some very important, but time consuming clean-up effort. Migration to ShareFile means that Market teams will need to clean-up legacy data and migrate only current and important documents, which allows the ShareFile environment to be clean and free of historical “clutter.” After the Market Teams have determined all pertinent files and documents that need to be migrated into ShareFile, IT will maintain a “historical archive” of all data not migrated to ShareFile, so that key information is retained, as appropriate. Starting fresh with the new folder structures and retaining only the relevant data will help assure that the Market Teams achieve their goals of improving collaboration, file sharing and improved document management. IT will be conducting training in early Q3 for all the Market Teams.

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By Nate Frazier

In December of 2014, the Gloucester Bridge Rehab project team began the task of rejuvenating the 65 year old A. Piatt Andrew Bridge over the Annisquam River in the city of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Near the top of the schedule was the removal of historic bronze doors from the top of the access piers located on the bridge deck. The bronze doors were sculpted by John Francis Paramino of Boston and cast at the foundry of T. F. McGann & Sons of Boston in 1950. When installed, one bronze door is located in each of the four granite-faced pylons above the deck of the bridge. One pair of doors, in the northwest and southeast pylons, shows “scenes of Gloucester.� The other pair, in the northeast and southwest pylons, depicts former Gloucester resident and Massachusetts Congressman Abram Piatt Andrew. Each bronze door is estimated to weigh approximately 400 pounds, exclusive of the bronze door frames and hardware. These doors were then conserved by a local subcontractor, and two of the four are being stored in the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester until reinstalled within the bridge. During the early months of 2015, crews battled through record breaking snowfall in order to install access on both ends of the bridge in preparation for the arrival of the painting and shielding subcontractor. In April, the Gloucester project team reached a project milestone by completing installation of the shielding. With the shielding installed, Cianbro crews performed rivet replacement and structural steel arch repairs, which were closely coordinated with the painting operations at the bridge. Throughout the summer and into the fall of 2015, the team will be removing the existing bracing and replacing it with HSS tube steel while the bridge is under live load. Bridge deck finishes and finger joint retrofits will be performed while the team installs the structural steel bracing. The team will also mill and groove the bridge deck, and will replace the finger and deflection joints. The project team includes Pat Sughrue, Brad Phillips, Adam


Eastman, Nate Frazier, Rod MacKay, Krista Gartland, Deb Croteau and Drew White.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization Project:

A Busy Summer of Construction

Construction is forging ahead smoothly at the Eastern Maine Medical Center Modernization project, co-managed by joint venture Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie. This in spite of increasingly tight spaces at the constricted jobsite, and memories of a harsh winter that sorely challenged the team. The rising structure did not provide much shelter for contractors during one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record in Maine. But with winter in the past and summer in full swing, the construction

citing to move on and to get toward the home stretch and finish this project up.” According to Cianbro Project Superintendent Steve Lavallee, last winter’s abundant snow affected more of the roofing work than it did the team’s interior work. “Every time it snowed, they’d have to shovel,” said Steve. “So, you’re getting two or three storms a week. Instead of the roofing going on, we’re getting rid of the snow. So that was its own challenge with the roofing contractor. But the cold was pretty much the worst part of the project as far as the guys being physically able to do the work. You’re talking below-zero weather with wind chill… we had to close it in temporarily and heat some areas to get

team at EMMC has a spring in their step and the finish line in their sights. “The team that’s out here, they fought through it,” said Cianbro Safety Coordinator Brad Smith. “They overcame the challenges of the cold weather. Now, it’s summer. We’ve added more people. The emphasis that we have on safety and the attitude out there as a whole is very good. It’s very positive. And we have a very strong team environment where everyone is looking out for one another. And it’s really coming together well. It’s exciting to see. It’s ex-

the work done, but the majority of the work was completed in that brutally cold weather. As spring transitioned into summer, the team completed the new addition’s roof, and shelled the building. The waterproofing system is largely in place. The aluminum frames and glass of the storefront and curtain wall systems are going in, and good progress is being made with the building’s brick and sandstone siding. “We’ve got to get the building’s systems installed and up and running,” said

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Lavallee. “We need to have heat, obviously, by September. And we’ve got to close the building in, finish the exterior, get it water-tight so we can finish the inside. Levels Six and Seven are the main patient rooms. We’re going to complete those. There’s a lot of shelled space. Level One, Level Two gets completed. Level Three is shelled. Level Four is a mechanical floor. We’ve got to complete all of the mechanical systems in that level, and all of the elevators… we have nine elevators. We’re going to use Five and Six as construction elevators. And that allows us to get rid of the hoist and to complete the governance room.” The project continues to face challenges that aren’t normally seen on other conventional construction sites. “Logistically speaking, we have a very tight site,” said Smith. “It’s very hard to coordinate deliveries. We don’t have laydown space. We have an existing facility where we have patients, staff members, visitors, coming in and out of a hospital in an environment where they’re not here for fun…they’re here because they’re sick. And we have a major construction site happening. We have to work around that and we have to be very low-impact, if at all, on their stay here.” The team looks forward to closing in the building and getting it weather-tight so that crews will have an environment later on in the summer to do all the finish work, get the painting done, get the millwork done and get a glimpse of the home stretch. “The job is going well, and we thank the team every day for what they are doing,” said Steve Lavallee. “We thank them for the safety, for the production and for the quality of work. We’re proud of this project. It’s going to be something to look at later on when it’s done and be proud to say ‘I was part of that project.’ Everybody here is glad to be here.” 4 45,599 Project Safe Hours

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By Julie Carmody

Developing business by sticking close to our roots continues to pay dividends for Cianbro and our clients. Fifteen years ago, Cianbro signed contracts with two clients for whom we have continued to work throughout the ensuing years. These relationships are the result of our commitment to clients’ and owners’ changing needs, our technical expertise and Cianbro’s most valued resource – our people. It was April 2001 when the first contract between The Newark Group, Inc. (acquired by Caraustar Industries in February 2015) and Cianbro was signed and the relationship began. The contract was for the conversion of an existing manufacturing plant into the modern technologically advanced paper mill of today. Concrete foundations, process piping, instrumentation, electrical and equipment installations all formed the original scope of work. The conversion project was a success and Cianbro now provides maintenance services at the facility as well as scheduled shutdowns services. In April 2013, Cianbro was awarded with the fifth maintenance contract extension running to April 2016, which speaks to our teamwork, dedication and our unwavering commitment to our customers.

“Cianbro provides the Fitchburg paperboard operation with overall value thru efficient utilization of their assets (well trained and skilled crafts people) that in turn allows us to focus on the demands and opportunities surrounding our core business – producing 100% Recycled Paperboard” – Dana Pelletier, General Manager, Caraustar Concurrently, another contract executed in April 2001 with Solutia Inc. (acquired by Eastman Chemical Company in 2012) developed another strong relationship. Cianbro was contracted to fabricate and erect two structural steel buildings in an expansion effort at their chemical manufacturing facility located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The project was of smaller scale but came with the significant challenge of erecting 60 foot beams in a limited work area. This project demonstrated to Solutia, Cianbro’s “can do” attitude and ability to get the job done regardless of the obstacles. Since that first project in 2001, Cianbro has successfully completed numerous projects at the Eastman facility, including the Saflex Rework Cyclone Upgrade Project, the Ash Silo Roof Work Project and the Ineos Melamines Cooling Tower Project.

“I continue to be deeply impressed, by not only the skill level of the work force you supply but their professionalism. Every job completed by Cianbro at our facility continues to strengthen the already solid relationship we have built….” – Raymond Carillon formerly of Eastman and now with Ineos Melamines (a company located on the Springfield, Massachusetts Eastman campus).

Cianbro takes pride in every single project we execute, and it shows. Working in “live” plants such as the Fitchburg mill and Eastman facility has its challenges. Minimizing downtime while maximizing production is just part of our goal. Now add in safety, responsibility, dedication and the reliability of Cianbro’s team members to adapt to the operational conditions and you have the win/win result we strive for on every single project. Planning the project ahead of time is the key ingredient to ensure success. By taking the time to understand the scope, challenges, timeline and budgets for each job, we carefully select team members for each project based on their individual skill set and abilities. Selecting the right people for the job ensures a greater focus on site while being fully supported by dedicated team member’s off site. At the forefront of all planning is Cianbro’s number one priority – safety. Our job doesn’t end when the project site is turned over to the customer. At the conclusion of each project, Cianbro completes a comprehensive internal performance review, including an examination of the “Lessons Learned” on the project, which we share with the customer. This process provides both Cianbro and the client with a platform to discuss the entire project; this open dialogue is extremely beneficial to both parties. In closing, on behalf of Cianbro, we want to thank the Fitchburg operation and Eastman for providing us with the privilege and opportunity to work with them and for continuing to place their trust in the Cianbro Team. We look forward to continuing our relationship with both companies for years to come.


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Longtime Cianbro veteran and retiree Wes McGibney passed away at his home in The Villages, Florida on Tuesday, February 10th at the age of 63. Wes had been retired from the company since 2006 after a Cianbro career which began 34 years earlier after a stint in the Navy during the Vietnam War. His work in the field was served primarily as an ironworker foreman. Wes worked in most of the industrial facilities in the Northeast where the company had accounts. Eventually, Wes decided he wanted to come in out of the field, and applied for work in Cianbro’s Human Resources department, where he took on staffing duties. When an opening became available in the Southern New England Regional office, Wes and his wife Lynne (who also worked at Cianbro as a project engineer, superintendent and project manager) moved to SNE. Wes served as the HR manager for Southern New England for a number of years before retiring. Wes was known for his work ethic and for his ready smile. His transition to Human Resources work was a big success because he connected well with the folks in the field and had a good sense of humor. “You could describe Wes as hardworking and loyal,” said his HR colleague Alan Burton. “He was the epitome of the person who grew and advanced through his determination to work hard at his goals. He wasn’t unlike a lot of people who started their career at Cianbro and ended it here. He just loved people. He was one of those guys who looked you in the eye and told you what was on his mind. He was also willing to step up and speak for others who didn’t always have the boldness to speak for themselves. Wes was a great guy and a key player on some tough jobs because of his many skills.”

Kevin Sicard

Glen Thornton

After a brief illness, versatile Cianbro Craftsman Glen Thornton passed away in Princeton, Maine on Tuesday, February 10th, at the age of 55. Nearly half of his life was spent as a Cianbro team member, having received recognition recently for 25 years of service to the company. In the early part of his career, Glen spent most of his time on industrial jobs in southern Maine. In recent years, he served at the mill that is owned by Woodland Pulp LLC in Baileyville, Maine. Over the years, Glen earned a reputation as a hard worker who could perform just about every skill other than electrician. “Glen was a unique guy,” said longtime friend and colleague Charles Tapley, who is Cianbro’s project superintendent at Woodland. “He was really talented. He was one of the best craftsmen I ever worked around. He loved to work, and he was just such a huge asset with that much knowledge that he gained over his career. He was a real good ironworker…millwrighting, ironworking, rigging…that was his passion. But he could do anything else too, like pipefitting and structural work. He was really good at it.” Charlie considered Glen to be his “Go-To Man.” Anytime a tough job came in, Charlie would run it by Glen who would always have good ideas about how to complete the task. Glen had a particular loyalty to the Woodland jobsite and was sought after by the owner’s engineers on their jobs. He was well-liked and well-respected by his fellow teammates, as well as the owner’s team. “He was a heck of a guy and a heck of a friend,” said Charlie. “Basically, I can’t say enough how much we’re going to miss him up here, and we miss him now. I haven’t met too many people in my 25 years of doing this that could compare to what he could do. I mean, he could take a crane and put it on a barge, he could tear a crane down, he could go line up a pump, he could do anything.”

Former Cianbro carpenter Kevin Sicard passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 17th, while clearing snow from the roof of his home in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was 43 years old. Kevin joined Cianbro in 2010 and spent most of his tenure with the company at the Bates Bridge project in Massachusetts. He also served on several other projects ranging from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to the New Page mill in Maine, to the Little Bay Bridge in New Hampshire. Ironically, Kevin was on the scene at Bates when a Cianbro teammate suffered a heart attack at the jobsite. Kevin’s quick response in summoning medical aid saved the team member’s life. “Kevin was a great guy,” said Cianbro General Foreman Jason Rourke, who worked with Kevin at Bates Bridge. “He had a funny sense of humor and got along great with everybody. He could always pick up morale and had a knack for lightening the mood during stressful phases of a job. He was a devoted father, too, and absolutely loved his kids.” 36

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IN MEMORY OF Mike Goucher

Veteran Cianbro Project Superintendent and Trainer Mike Goucher passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 18th, while working with his son at a family woodlot near his home in Canaan, Maine. Mike spent three decades as a versatile team member at Cianbro, serving in a variety of the state’s paper mills, on bridge projects, in hydro work, and taking on tasks large and small that the company asked him to do. He developed a reputation over the years as a team member who was always very steady, very practical, never got rattled, and who looked at challenges as fun. He was a proven leader and mentor who enjoyed working with younger people and showing them the construction trades - qualities which eventually led to his role in recent years working with the Training Group where he passed along years and years of knowledge to the next generation of Cianbro team members. “Mike was a very talented individual,” said Cianbro Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue. “Over the years, he was a significant part of our success in a variety of difficult projects. He was multi-skilled, had a great attitude, and was respected by all who worked with him - and that included not only team members, but clients as well.” Cianbro’s Senior Vice President of Operations Earle Cianchette knew Mike from the time that the pair were 15 years old and had adjacent lockers in high school. According to Earle, Mike was pretty much the same person during their younger days as he was as a Cianbro veteran: he loved the outdoors, was very bright, mechanically inclined, soft-spoken with a good sense of humor, loved to work with his hands, enjoyed being around people, and was always front and center if somebody needed his help. Earle speaks of one of Mike’s last assignments for the company - a mission to set up a small Cianbro support office in Virginia. “We’ve got to hire some people, we’ve got to get the office up and running, and it’s got to smell and taste and feel like Cianbro,” said Earle. “Who are we going to send down there to do that? It was an easy choice...we’re going to send Mike. In a very short period of time, the space was Cianbro. He just knew what the company wanted, because that’s kind of the way he lived his life - he had the same values that the company has.”


ANNIVERSARIES Pages 37 thru 40 honor our active Cianbro team members who have one or more years of service


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49 Years

Thomas I. Caldwell Henry M. Cone n

45 Years

Peter G. Vigue n

44 Years

David A. Varney n

42 Years

George Bell Malcolm Cianchette Gary L. Taylor n

41 Years

James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach Dale E. Wilson


40 Years

David W. Leavitt Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr. n

39 Years

James M. Bonney Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi n

38 Years

Alan R. Burton Steven A. Perrault Everett O. Rogers Larry R. Scott n

37 Years

John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren n

36 Years

Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette

Roderick L. MacKay Jr. John L. Purinton Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Thomas E. Stone n

35 Years

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

34 Years

Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr

Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry 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 Gregory E. Wing n

33 Years

Dominick Arena Dana S. Bragdon Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark William H. Dusty Alan R. Goepner William W. Merrill

Aubrey L. Moore Richard K. Moors William N. Moulton Chet J. Muckenhirn Rufus W. Simons Nathan S. Weston Jerome D. Wood n

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31 Years


Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter Brian W. Watson n

Roger D. Hutchins Troy G. Martin Dan D. Orcutt Herschel Rackliff David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr. Stanley E. Webster

Lee A. Aylward Lynn M. Cianchette Scott Clements Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon

30 Years

Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut William A. Reid

29 Years

Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Scott B. Ludden Bradley H. Marquis

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CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Lloyd E. Moore Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven Timothy F. Vigue n

28 Years

Dennis E. Beisaw Neal T. Dawes Barry J. Gordon Craig O. Holmquist Terence Lemieux Keith B. Magoon Ronald G. Peterson Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards William F. Stetson III Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette n

27 Years

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

26 Years

Jacqueline E. Arsenault Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings O’Neil E. Boivin Trent C. Clukey Mark D. Cochrane Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton James F. Leavitt Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Brian E. Michaud Charles W. Nutter Carol J. Ouellette Leland V. Page Jr. David G. Parsons Barry J. Perkins William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny



25 Years

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

24 Years

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

23 Years

Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Soto Paul M. Holmquist David L. Magoon Craig R. McConaughey Jeffrey T. McPherson Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar Kimberly G. Sieber George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde n

22 Years

Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Ronald F. Cote Lauren E. Dow Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Scott B. Mitchell William J. Mixer Joseph R. Oliver James W. Reinhardt John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Andi Vigue Max S. Wahl n

21 Years

Michael A. Abbott Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon

John S. Keszler Rick C. Leonard Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower n

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Tina Adams Clint H. Chase Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins Milton A. Cruikshank II Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Yves P. Gagnon Kevin L. Grass Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Craig M. LePage Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James L. Pelletier Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla n

19 Years

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

18 Years

Michael A. Berry Walter J. Borkowski

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Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Kristen A. Chipman Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Jeffrey A. Hall Brent A. Haskell Robert L. Lane Jr. James A. Maher Jr. Cesar O. Matul James D. Musselwhite Donald L. Prevost Darren B. Pulkkinen Charles R. Riley Jr. Keith I. Ryder Carlton W. Sanborn Jr. Garry A. Sawtelle Larry R. Snowman Jr. Kenneth D. Tibbetts Steven C. Trombley Frank J. Trumble Jennifer L. Turcotte Bradley A. Vanadestine Ronald E. Wedgewood n

17 Years

Allen P. Beaulieu David A. Bousquet Barry G. Brooks Joshua M. Brown Darcey T. Bubier Craig L. Chambers John P. Coon Jr. Keith Costigan Clarence A. Cote Patricia L. Dickinson Richard P. Dilsner Christopher K. Downs Michael G. Dube Chaderick A. French Maurice A. Gould Debora L. Grignon Jeffrey L. Hetzer Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Brian R. LeSage Eric R. Lewin Manley B. Lyons Thomas Mawhinney Randy M. Morin Mark M. Nelson Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Richard A. Preble Susan L. Roberts Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman Robert E. Small Aaron W. Walsh Dana R. Woods n

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Scott L. Alexander

Christopher R. Bagley Aaron F. Barbalate Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Richard S. Brescia Delmont L. Chase Jr. John G. Clark Bobbi J. Collins Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Gary Guindon Christopher S. McKenna Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Bernard J. Petrauskas Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Paul L. Williams n

15 Years

Chad H. Alley Tesfahunegn Berhane William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Robert L. Bussell Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Wesley M. Corson Rodney W. Crocker Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Richard C. Foster Langis D. Gagnon Donald A. Goodwin Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Leslie C. Hayden Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Jose A. Luna Torres James E. Lyons Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte Gary L. Mason Cesar A. Matul Santos T. Matul Rodney A. McAvoy Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Lora J. Pitcairn Christopher R. Pond David A. Powers Shawn A. Reid

George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Jason G. Rourke Francisco Salazar Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Gail M. Stone Kerry A. Swallow Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard n

14 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 John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis Justin D. Desrosiers Terry J. Dingman Sharon G. Ebbs Lavina J. Freeman Randy S. French Todd A. Fulmer Joseph A. Glidden Jr. Jason J. Harris Oscar A. Hernandez Frank Holliday Jr. Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Vincent R. Lago David P. Maheu Robert A. Mayhew Jr. Mark P. McLean Sue Noiles Kevin R. Pond Michael S. Roderick Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Stanley W. Tyszko Michael J. Wilczynski n

13 Years

Darryl S. Bowers Michael A. Cavaliere Kye N. Chon Kate M. Cooley Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Destiny S. Demo Alfred D. Desrosiers Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Seth M. Goucher

CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Genaro G. Guardado Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Benedict S. Jasud Lawrence G. Johnson Christopher Kammann Timothy J. Leclerc Isaac E. Machic Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Stephen R. Montgomery Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Terry A. Newton Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Thomas R. Smith Scott D. Thies Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette Brent A. Walker Mark D. Whitley n

12 Years

Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Jesus Bernal Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer Jeremy J. Bragg Jeffrey N. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Gary L. Crane Daniel J. Dickey Carl D. Franck Michael J. Franck Robert J. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Todd W. Gilley Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Leonard M. Jackson Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Thomas M. Leonard Jean-Paul J. Lettre Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Gail E. Mayo Peter McCormick Charles H. Moulton Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Paul A. Osborne Derek S. Perkins Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Dean N. Schofield Harold E. Sherwood Jr.

David A. Stenzel Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares Daniel H. Wiedmer n

11 Years

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


10 Years

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

John A. Rossignol Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Wendy S. St Amand Trinidad B. Suarez Cory W. Verrill Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Richard E. Westberry Jr. Tim Whitmore n

9 Years

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

8 Years

Walter H. Akers Jr. Matthew A. Anderson Jesse A. Athorp Chris M. Bailey Matthew G. Brawn Shawn R. Bryant Steven G. Camire Chih T. Chen Raymond A. Collins Stephanie A. Cote Jason E. Croman Carl J. Cross Jr. Debra L. Cyr Rebecca K. Daly Keith S. Dawley

Joshua B. Emmons Robbie W. Ferguson William K. Gassert Zaccheriah J. Gidney Jacob M. Gorman Derrick J. Graves Michele J. Guyette Benjamin A. Hall Nicole R. Hardy Megan L. Hart Peter A. Hill Ryan C. Hutchinson Wayne A. Jordan Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Miranda L. Kinney Carlos E. Kwakutse Brian M. Larsen Jesus Limon Michael P. MacVane Stephen C. Malatesta Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland Philip D. McKenney Nicholas A. Meader Bruce R. Metrick Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Jason B. Obereiner Kevin O’Neill Daniel T. Pellerin Shane D. Reisinger Joshua B. Sault Jason T. Shinaberry Gary A. Steward Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Thomas U. Viles Benjamin L. Ward Susan H. Weeks Richard A. White Tricia L. White n

7 Years

Jerry C. Adams Marbin A. Alvarenga Michael L. Anderson Samuel A. Baker Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Alfred T. Baron Donald J. Beliveau William E. Bonneau Robert N. Bouley Daniel R. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Ray L. Bush Miguel A. Cabrera Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Paul D. Carter Aaron Cianchette Daniel T. Coffey Terry A. Collamore Timothy J. Cooley Joseph D. Cote Rodger D. Cote Deborah A. Croteau Jason L. Despaw Thomas P. Dodge Joseph C. Ducharme

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

Christopher M. Vainio Joseph P. Vanidestine Timothy D. Washburn William F. Woods Scott E. Wright n

6 Years

Suzelle G. Allain Garry L. Allan Ulises Alvarenga Corey M. Blagdon Michelle A. Boutilier Derrick M. Brawn Kevin K. Brogden Debra L. Brown Jason J. Canarr Jeffery P. Chandler Eric T. Clark Jonathon Correia Jillian J. Cote Christopher C. Courville Philip DeRoo Russell O. Dunn Derek G. Fitzgerald Tony D. Foster Scott R. French Matthew D. Gale Robert L. Greene Jr. Andrew W. Hallett Rigoberto B. Hernandez Derek M. Hilton Kyle P. Jensen Brian J. Jonah Michael H. Kaiser Sean G. Kelley Eui C. Kim Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp David C. Leith Jr. Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Amanda M. McDermott Michael C. McGeady Nicholis R. Nelson Hong Ki Park Brian P. Pelletier Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson John D. Savage Billy A. Sawtelle Corey P. Sherwood Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith John F. Stevens Jr. Eric D. Vivlamore Douglas Williams n

5 Years

Pedro R. Aguilar Chad E. Burgess Benjamin B. Connors Glen K. Conrad Bernard F. DiAngelo Adam J. Eastman Michael Evanchak James M. Flear David J. Gokey Michael D. Gomes Henry Hardy Adam J. Hughes Karen J. Hyland Justin A. Jones

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CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Daryl M. Kelly Jamie M. LeClair John D. Lee Wilson A. Macario Denis E. Martin Nicholas J. Martin Stephen D. Mitchell Dennis C. Morris Scott L. Morris Patrick A. Morse Steven M. Osborne Elaina M. Owens Malcolm C. Sanders Todd A. Sands Jeff J. Sargis John D. Schill David M. Sheehan Patrick J. Smith Ryan M. Smith Aaron M. Stevens Robert D. Stewart Douglass D. Timms Michael R. Tripp Travis E. Watson Bruce E. Weston Jonathan J. Wheaton Ronald J. Wheeler James W. White n

4 Years

Hannah L. Bass Gerry L. Batchelder Gene M. Bates John R. Beaudry Tyler J. Bernat Guy S. Berthiaume Daniel M. Brann Eric J. Brazeau Stephen Broznowicz Keith P. Campbell Jesse S. Chase John E. Ciolfi Richard J. Cote Christian B. Crosby Michael P. Davis Thomas L. Desjardins Jason M. Edmonds Josef P. Everhart Anthony M. Faiola Austin J. Fisher Kathleen B. Flenke Monique S. Foster Colin French Scott H. Gibbs Derek L. Grenier Nicholas L. Hesseltine James P. Higgins Jr. Frank R. Hulseman Matthew W. Kling Bruce R. Knox John P. Lisenby Ryan L. Lockhart Edwin A. Luna Ordonez David B. MacMartin Julio A. Matul Joseph W. McDonald William C. Mitchell Samantha Neal Ashley E. Nesbit Reed J. Perkins Silvino F. Pojoy


Scott C. Rand Russell M. Rodrigue Michael D. Salley Zachary S. Schroder Kevin E. Shilko Diandra J. Staples Justin T. Stewart Robert A. Tourtelotte Philip J. Vigue Lauren C. Walsh Lohn Corey E. Ward Ryan R. Wilson Nikki M. Yawn Michelle S. Young n

3 Years

Sean P. Abramson John R. Adams Andrew J. Aldrich Nathan D. Baker Richard Bartucca Jr. Benjamin I. Beaulieu Bryan K. Boatright Roy H. Bolton III Charles Brown Darryl N. Brown Dakota W. Bryant Lee E. Burke Eben Campbell Joseph L. Campbell Julie K. Carmody Frank P. Carter Mary C. Casey-Walsh Patrick J. Chamberlain David Croteau William G. Davis Michael Dill David K. Doherty Heather R. Ducharme Kelby Duplisea Brett A. Dyer Shane Federico Travis D. Fergola Cortney E. Flenke Aaron J. Fluellen Jeffrey T. Fortier William Foster Donna M. Gladu Brandon C. Glencross Eric Goodale Roman Gosselin Warren R. Gosselin Tyler Graves William E. Grimm Luis E. Guerra Daniel E. Guiliani Ross Hallowell Adam L. Harmon Christopher Harney Randall S. Harris Matthew Haskell Michael T. Hathaway Kevin A. Havey Zachary L. Hayes Christopher G. Hendl Joshua Holston Jeffery Howe Timothy Irish Joseph N. Jenness Quinton L. Johnson Ryan P. Keefe

Robert King Jr. Jeremy Ladd John Lampinen Nathan M. Lancaster Norman A. Linnell Charles H. Longmuir Kendra R. Ludden Nicole A. Malatesta Ronald Malonson Randall D. Marcotte Sarah H. Martin Terry A. Martin Jeffrey J. Mason Douglas C. Maxellon Carl V. McAdam Cameron McLellan Robert L. McMullen Luke D. Michaud Patti L. Mikeska Jeremy R. Moody Daniel Mooney Cameron D. Moore Jeffrey J. Morrissey Matthew A. Novicki Dennis V. Ordway Dylan S. Osnoe Anthony J. Passmore Jack M. Patterson John Pearson Andrew Pelkey John A. Perkins Jr. Kyle Pike Frank E. Poirier III David J. Pomerleau Rachel Porter Jacob L. Ramp Kate C. Ransom Emmett E. Reid Daniel R. Reuille Jason Richard Frances J. Riggs Albert Rowbotham Jr. Joseph H. Schackart Spencer W. Seiferth Christopher Simmons John D. Simms Jr. Rodney N. Small Bradley P. Smith Kenneth N. Spear Kevin J. Talley Paul Temple Bradley G. Therrien Dale L. Thompson Joel C. Thurman Tammy J. Vance Richard A. Viens Michael T. Warman Cheryl L. Waters Scott A. Wheeler Chris S. Willigar Sr. Brandon D. Wilson Neil T. Wooley Andre M. Wright Ronald C. Wright Reginald T. Young Matthew R. Zilliox Andrew J. Zimmerman n

2 Years

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Russell A. Ballard Carlos Bauzo Thomas J. Bean Gary R. Bell Miguel A. Benitez Andrew P. Bisol Rickey L. Bowman Sean M. Briggs Tyler J. Brougham Christian W. Bryant Paul H. Burmeister Craig V. Bussell Mark Carbone Rena P. Cater Richard A. Clark Dustin M. Cote Terrence M. Daigle Jr. Lizardo De La Cruz Pamela J. Dunphy Amy L. Ellsworth Nathan P. Frazier Delvin L. Gomez William Harvey Kenneth A. Hill Jr. LaTrice N. Hines Bruce W. Hughes Jr. Michael P. Isaacs Leonard Janssen Richard Jerome Eve E. Jordan Brenda Kidwell-Petito Donald C. Long Alison A. MacKenzie Clay B. Maker Patrick K. McShane Sr. Kyle D. Mercer Jeffrey L. Mikula Elwood D. Moore Daniel B. Moulton Ryan M. Nadeau Robert D. Nickerson Walter J. Oakman Nilesh Patel Malcolm D. Patterson Francisco Pena Reyes Renee A. Perkins Jordan Pomerleau Luke D. Pomerleau Matthew J. Pooler Victor A. Quint Charles J. Rackley Craig C. Rideout Patrick R. Rivard Eric J. Roberts Justin D. Rutledge Eric K. Schindler Nicole R. Setzer Edward Simpkins Stephanie A. Smith Robert C. Smothers Jeffrey D. Snyder James W. Stills III Christy C. Stock Glenn A. Sutton Douglas C. Thompson Penny L. Townsend James F. Underwood Christopher A. Varnell Kyle R. Wentworth Rosanne M. Wess Patrick D. Wesseldine

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1 Year

Kyle F. Ayer Kevin M. Banks Jr. Kenneth E. Batchelder Christopher M. Bates Joseph E. Beisaw Chad R. Bemis Devon J. Blodgett Darius Bors Sam L. Bouchard Donald E. Bradford Buck A. Bright Jordan M. Burdette Peter J. Buscarello Andrew J. Carll Lukas F. Chamberlain Jean Charles Ross H. Clapp Joanna Cohen Robert G. Correa Paul R. Cote Jr. Kristofer A. Davis Keith D. DeCoste Tracy J. Demo Jorge L. Diaz Brendan R. Donaldson Mary L. Duane Courtney E. Dufour Brian D. Dunn Steven A. Eckrote Leonard A. Farrington Wallace E. Ferreira II Matthew D. Foster Nicholas M. Fournier Storm J. Fulmer Krista J. Gartland Timothy M. Grasso Charlie W. Grimes Justin J. Gronowski Brian A. Gruber Michael T. Hachey Damon M. Hand Walter E. Harding Allen D. Hart Joseph R. Higby Daniel G. Holt Paul D. Howdyshell III Federico T. Ilao Korin K. Ingraham Matthew L. Jones David Katende Ernest J. Kilbride Carman L. Kirkpatrick Drew P. Knights Jeffrey W. Lozier Selvyn Macario Barrios Norman G. Magner Peter M. Malikowski Sarah E. Malikowski Dennis R. Martin Matthew D. McKusick Ryan A. Merrifield Stanley C. Michaud Jeffery R. Miller Mark J. Moore Timothy D. Nelson

Travis A. Noyes Carolanne A. Parker Cynthia M. Paugh Jason S. Paugh Randy L. Pender Felix O. Perez Gary C. Perrett Bradley M. Phillips Donovan R. Ramsay Jeremiah A. Reed Jennifer Robbins Jossue Ruiz Bernal Francisco J. Ruiz Rivera Jose Ruiz Rivera Bobbi J. Ryder Jaime A. Saavedra James R. Seitz William C. Simpson Luke P. Sirois Bryan G. Siter James L. Sosebee Mitchell P. Spatz Penny A. Sroka Dylan P. Stevenson Adam J. Surface Kyle B. Surface Mack F. Susi Carmen M. Tabone Randy M. Thomas Troy O. Thompson Edward Throgmorton Joseph C. Wierzbowski John K. Woo David L. Wright Michael J. Wyatt Brittany N. Yeary Bryton L. York Jason A. Youngbar


W2 Wind/Wave Research Facility Building Market n

By Haley Hunt Griffin

As citizens of the world focus on improving their carbon footprint by investing in green energy, Cianbro has helped the University of Maine to prepare its campus and its students to meet this movement. The Wind/Wave facility – a 12,750 square foot addition to the existing Offshore Wind Laboratory located on the University of Maine’s Orono campus – is equipped to research and develop offshore wind energy platforms, structures, and vessels such as offshore wind turbines. In April of 2015, Cianbro employees handed over the keys of this new Wind/ Wave Research Facility to the University of Maine, whose Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) will use the space to perform tests for different contracted companies while also subcontracting the space to different companies for independent research. Though most of the equipment – other than the wave machine – is still in the design phase, Cianbro has prepared the building so that the equipment, when ready, can be integrated seamlessly into the space. Equipment to be incorporated includes a tunnel positioning system,

wind tunnel, tow carriage, wave generator, simulated beach and a moveable floor. Once implemented, the equipment will be operational through an instrumentation system that allows everything to be controlled from one location. The project began in August of 2014. After the New Year, the project team consisting of Bruce Cummings, David Stenzel, Anthony Passmore, Brett Dyer, and Tammy Vance worked to keep the project schedule on pace. In January, the steel for the building that houses the 300,000 gallon Wave Generation Basin was erected followed by the installation of the formed Metal Wall Panel Siding in February. The metal siding has a transom insulated panel that allows natural light into the entire building. Additionally in February, the roof system was finished, permitting the building to be weather tight in order to get mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) roughin finishes complete. The following

month, the roof top units were installed, MEP rough-in was performed, and the building’s new electrical service and new natural gas services were energized. Wrapping up in April, the shotcrete weir wall platform, where the ASCC’s Wave Generation Machine will sit in the Basin, was constructed and all site improvements, paving, parking lot lighting and landscaping were finished. A unique challenge for the Wind/ Wave Facility team was operating on an active college campus. Student traffic was a continuous concern for synchronizing the vehicle traffic beyond the construction gate’s enclosure. Dump trucks, steel deliveries and equipment deliveries had to be coordinated on time in order for a spotter to meet the delivery truck on the main street, outside of the construction gate, to back the truck into the site safely and direct student traffic. Through the challenges, Cianbro is proud to have completed the eight month, 29,618 hour, construction project early and under budget with zero lost time accidents, zero injuries, and zero recordables! Such an accomplishment can be credited to Cianbro’s strong safety program that entails sending the project’s 264 team members through job specific safety orientation. 4 29,821 Project Safe Hours

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How “Well” are Cianbro’s jobsites? Part of supporting our team is providing a healthy environment that encourages team members in their wellness efforts. Over this past few months (April 6 – June 26), many jobsites joined in a wellness and safety workplace challenge. The challenge included a scorecard that jobsites used to evaluate their site. Jobsites that participated earned points for sharing educational pieces on safety and health, holding Lunch and Learns, participating in local charitable drives, increasing participation in the Healthy LifeStyle Program, promoting hearing protection and several other wellness initiatives. The Ricker’s Wharf Office scored the most points and was awarded a wellness banner to celebrate their healthy and safe jobsite. The EMMC Modernization Project Team (which was the reigning champion from 2014) was also a top scorer! The health and safety of our team members are vital to our success.

Thanks to all those who participated: • Ricker’s Wharf Office • EMMC Modernization • Corporate Human Resources • Gloucester Bridge Rehab • CCON • P&G Auburn • NNE Regional Office • Operations Building (Fab) • Sappi Hinckley • Pittsfield Equipment • Pittsfield Fab & Coating • Georgetown Fabrication • GP Gypsum • Baltimore Fab & Coating • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Washington Suburban Sanitary • FMC Rockland • Sarah Mildred Long Bridge


Cianbro’s Health & Wellness Benefits Cianbro believes it is important to provide quality benefits to team members and their families. Once eligible, team members can enroll in medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability insurance, life insurance and 401(k) retirement accounts. Cianbro also offers a generous contribution towards medical insurance premiums, and team members and spouses can earn additional credits that are applied to their premiums for participating and meeting certain health criteria through our Healthy LifeStyle Program. Team members who enroll in the Choice Fund medical plan also get a contribution from Cianbro into their health savings accounts (HSA). This plan allows team members to invest their money for future medical expenses. Sustainable contributions over the team member’s career to an HSA can also become very valuable during their retirement years to apply toward medical expenses. Cianbro encourages team members and spouses to take advantage of the resources and tools available through the company’s plan carriers. This information can help the team to make informed decisions about the health care benefits they qualify for. In addition to their websites, the following benefits have smartphone apps – putting access to benefits at team members’ fingertips:

myCigna • Easily print, email or scan ID cards right from smartphone • Search for a doctor or health care facility and get instant driving directions • Look up and compare actual costs of prescriptions and then locate the nearest pharmacy

Health Advocate

• One touch calling to a personal health advocate • Compare costs for common medical procedures and services • Email a question or address an issue


• Keep track of 401k account(s) • Access news and views on the market • Check profit sharing account balance(s)

Cianbro’s medical plan pays 100 percent for an annual preventive exam with an in-network provider. Annual physicals are one of the most important steps anyone can take in having and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Team members and spouses that need assistance locating a doctor in their area (whether at home or on the road), can contact Cigna, Health Advocate, or their human resources team. Other services include a 24 hour nurse line, lower cost prescription drug mail order program, an incentive for certain procedures done at a quality care facility, and work life assistance and guidance. Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program is also a free benefit to all team members and their spouses. A personal health coach is available to help them set and reach health related goals. Health coaches visit many of Cianbro’s jobsites but can also be reached by phone or email. Through participation in the Healthy LifeStyle Program, team members and spouses can be reimbursed for a gym/fitness membership (up to $300 per year per family), a weight loss program membership (up to $300 per year per family) and nicotine replacement therapy products (up to $100 per quit plan). Cianbro offers a fitness coach that can develop an exercise program specific to the needs of the team member or spouse. Team members and spouses can stay current on what is happening with Cianbro’s wellness program by joining the Cianbro wellness group on Facebook (search “Cianbro Wellness” to request to be added to the private group). A strong and successful company is built out of healthy employees. At Cianbro we’re giving team members and their families the tools they need to make their health a priority.

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THE WHARF Infrastructure Market n

By Mack Susi

As is often the case for waterborne construction projects, the landmark waterfront revitalization effort in D.C.’s Washington Channel, known as The Wharf, experienced frustrating winter delays in 2015. A six to ten inch ice-in kept management and crews at the mercy of Mother Nature for three weeks. After the Channel cleared, crews worked diligently on their plan to revitalize the historic waterfront of the nation’s capital. With the frozen channel a distant memory, crews hustled into overdrive. Team members set the 31 precast concrete slab foundations for the complex District Pier and added two deck pours totaling 550 cubic yards. With the slabs set in place, the platform was ready for the team to rally on the walls of the District Pier. With a talented crew and a platform to work from on the District Pier, the

timber work on the pier began at the beginning of June. This work consists of three levels of large timbers and will include 250 timber piles. Timber work on the bulkhead began in December, with crews completing about 650 linear feet. The balance of the timber work is scheduled for August. Boaters and ownership alike admired the first class craftsmanship that has now made their marina feel complete. Concrete work began in late June on the Transit Pier. The work will continue through the end of the project. A remarkable feature which will make this pier unique and attractive to visitors will be its potential to house a tennis court and other similar activities. With the September 16th deadline on production, crews are picking up the pace. There is still a lot of work left, including: timber pile for the District and Transit Piers, pipe pile for the timber relieving platform area, a ramp for the District Pier, CIP concrete caps for the Transit Pier, the pouring of topping slabs, and the forming of walls and edge beams for the Transit and Market Piers. Management and crews are excited for each milestone, since the achievements signify another step toward completion of the historic project. A key

moment onsite was the arrival of Cianbro Administrator Mona Evy, the glue that has helped hold this project and many others together for 32 years at the company. Engineers Moffatt & Nichol have expressed their appreciation for the management teams, and for the work which crews have put in place. “Everyone is proud of the work that has been accomplished,” said Assistant Project Superintendent Len Janssen. “This is a landmark project for us and for the waterfront.”

Project Team:

Wade Simons, Mike Crider, Gabe Sloane, Dave Smith, John Ciolfi, Malcolm Patterson, Len Janssen, Mack Susi, Rosanne Wess, Leonard Brooks, Juan Salazar, Francisco Salazar, Heredia Eusubio, Will Portillo, Reuben Orellano Michael Cavaliere, Ulicer Castro, Bruce Hughes, Miguel Molina Valencia, Jose Vasquez, Ernesto Tejada, Marvin Alvarenga, Damon Davis, Miguel Cabrera, Esteban Bernal, Noah Anderson, Mario Villalta, Benjamin Carranza, Jose Delcid, Joe Quintarill, Jose Rivera, Wilbert Gonzalez, Juan Rosas, Max Wahl, Jesus Bernal, Louis Guerra, Soloman Jurado, Ayah Battle, Juan Perez, Jossue Bernal, Francisco Rivera, Jose Bernal, Jose Felix, Genaro Guardado, Ulises Alvarenga, Anthony Taylor.

4 13,953 Project Safe Hours

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