VOLUME 41 NUMBER 2
P U B L I S H E D B Y T H E C I A N B R O C O M PA N I E S
Cover illustration by Chris Karlen
NO ONE IS SMARTER THAN ALL OF US
CEO Pete Vigue on Cianbroâ€™s Remarkable Teamwork IN THIS ISSUE:
Connecticut Railway Bridges: Cianbro Serving Amtrak: Page 10
Starcon Adopts CMiC: Page 11
Cianbro Steel Goes Into Famed Brooklyn Bridge: Page 12
CHAIRMAN’S Message As of October 6, 2011, The Cianbro Companies achieved another first – two years without a lost time injury and a year-to-date recordable injury rate of 0.81! Your commitment to work safely and improve your health continues to advance our company on our quest of being the safest and healthiest company in America. Currently, our management team is heavily engaged in a Beyond Zero initiative that will drive out complacency and enhance our ability to reduce exposures to ensure the personal safety and health of every Cianbro team member. We achieved strong financial success in 2011 despite one of the most challenging economic times we have ever experienced. Our backlog for 2012 is significant and will again position us for another year of growth opportunities. Frequently, I am asked: how does Cianbro continue to succeed during these difficult times? The answer is simple for me; it is all about our people! It’s about their willingness to embrace change, take nothing for granted, and recognize that every day is a new day and our future is what we make it. Our people understand the importance of developing new skills and taking advantage of Cianbro’s educational programs that provide them and the company with growth opportunities. Our diversification in electrical transmission and substations, modular manufacturing, renewable energy, and the petrochemical and refining industry has greatly supported our growth and offset the shrinking markets we serve. Pete Vigue The acquisition and integration of Starcon over the past year has been very successful and will make significant contributions to our future success. Thank you for your support in welcoming Starcon into the Cianbro family. Our primary focus during these turbulent times is to continue to develop sustainable strategies that will provide our people and companies with opportunities for success. Your company is positioned for a bright future. Please recognize that your continued commitment to work safely and productively - satisfying our customers every day - is key to our future success. Your unwavering support and the sacrifices you make do not go unnoticed and are greatly appreciated. It is a privilege for me to serve as your leader. I am confident that together we will continue to accomplish great things and be successful in the future. Thank you.
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CHATTER PROJECT MAP & INDEX MAINE
Not shown on map 2 Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge, Texas
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PITTSFIELD, ME: Corporate Office, NNE Regional Office, Fabrication & Coating Facility; PORTLAND, ME: Ricker’s Wharf Facility; BLOOMFIELD, CT: SNE Regional Office; BALTIMORE, MD: Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Fabrication Facility
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Bangor Events Center......................4 Galveston Causeway Bridge............5 Niantic Bridge...................................6 Little Bay Bridge...............................8 Pearl Harbor Bridge.........................9 Stonington Amtrak Bridges......... 10 Newark America............................ 13 NPS Towpath................................. 13 Worumbo Spillway........................ 14 Oxford Resort Casino................... 17 Howland Bridge............................. 21 Magellan......................................... 21 Mystic Bridge................................. 22 Brightman Street Bridge............... 24 MPRP.............................................. 26
Chairman’s Message.........................2 Wind Energy Services......................3 SNE Industrial Projects...................6 CFCC Safety Milestone....................7 MAR Blood Drive............................7 Healthiest Employers Award...........8 Iroquois Plant Upgrades..................9 Starcon CMiC................................ 11 CFCC Steel for NYC..................... 12 Cianbro Equipment....................... 15 Training.......................................... 16 No One is Smarter than All.......... 18 Letters.............................................. 19 Leading with Safety....................... 20 Ricker’s Tool Crib.......................... 20 Partnering for Wellness................ 22 Business Development Team....... 23 Rumford Area Projects................. 25 Healthcare Construction.............. 27 Offshore Wind............................... 27 EEO................................................. 28 25 Year Recognition...................... 29 Memorials....................................... 30 Anniversaries................................. 31 Cianbro Scholarships.................... 34 EMF................................................. 35
Wind Energy Services Update n
By Cory Verrill
Cianbro Wind Energy Services had a safe and successful 2011 and is looking forward to a busy 2012. Cianbro has put forth a great deal of effort into growing a wind resume and developing relationships within the industry. The company is realizing the benefits of that hard work, acquiring new work such as the recently awarded Groton Wind Farm in Groton, New Hampshire owned by Iberdrola Energy Projects. Cianbro’s scope includes a large site package teamed with strategic earthwork partner Alvin J. Coleman & Son of Conway, New Hampshire. The scope of the project includes installation of 24 rock anchor foundations, construction of the overhead and underground electrical collection systems, construction of an operations and maintenance building, and the installation of a permanent meteorological monitoring tower. Bill Richardson will be the site manager who will work with Project Manager Kaven Philbrook. Project Engineer Lou Campbell has also been asked to assist with project start up. Scott Knowlen, Lauren Lohn and Roger Leach provided key support to a fast start for our strategic earthwork partner. The Operations & Maintenance Building work began this fall and will also continue through the winter. Site clearing and installation of 13 miles of access and crane roads will continue through the winter in preparation for foundation construction which is scheduled to start in April of 2012. Work on the electrical collection system will begin shortly after the foundations are started. Substantial completion of the project is scheduled for September of 2012. On November 15, 2011 Cianbro Wind Energy Services completed one full year without a recordable injury, and congratulated the team members for continuously looking for and eliminating risks from the company’s project sites. During the summer of 2011, Cianbro Wind Energy Services began construction of the Spruce Mountain Project in Woodstock, Maine for Patriot Renewables. The project scope included the erection of ten Gamesa 2 MW turbine units, construction of foundations, installation of underground and overhead electrical collection lines, and construction of an Operation & Maintenance building. Team members Red Webster, Bradley Grillo, Craig Holmquist, Gary Gagnon, Dan McNally, Tom Richter, Jon Sacks, Patti-Lynn Brann, Zach Gardiner, Adam Cristoforo, Nate Baker, Garry Billings, Pat Child, Rod McKay, and Chad Allen have all
helped this project to be successful despite unseasonable weather conditions and the difficult nature of the work. The Transmission
and Distribution group, Bill Noddin from the Estimating group and Ted Swenson from Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation all offered great assistance and helped this project deliver a full package to the client. One of the project’s best accomplishments is the zero recordables to date. Another important component of Cianbro Wind Energy Services is Wind Farm Maintenance. This market is continuing to grow as more wind farms are built. In 2011, Cianbro performed a Vestas blade change-out and assisted Vestas with an up-tower transformer change-out at Kibby Mountain. This fall, the company performed anchor bolt tension inspections at First Wind’s 55 turbine Stetson Mountain site. The success of these maintenance projects has led to opportunities at additional sites with the same clients. Team members Chris Sweetser, Chad Allen, Mike Abbott, Garth Miller, Cory Verrill, Les Vigneault, Dave Perrault, and Derek Hilton performed this maintenance work
with no recordables. Another notable wind farm improvement organized by Chad Allen and Tom Batchelder was the upgrade of Kibby Mountain’s substation for TransCanada. This improved that wind farm’s delivered power quality to the New England grid and to the host utility, Central Maine Power. This work was also performed with no recordables Numerous future opportunities are in the proposal stage for upcoming onshore work and it looks like a busy year for 2012.
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Bangor Events Center n
By Jon DiCentes
Cianbro Corporation is serving as the construction manager for the new 202,257 square foot steel-framed Bangor Events Center, an arena and convention center project which will provide a world-class venue for entertainment and a highly competitive facility for future events. This complex will have a maximum seating capacity of over 8,000 for concerts and 7,000 for sporting events. In addition, this facility will have the ability to host a variety of other events including arena football, wrestling, tennis, indoor soccer, professional bull riding and other equestrian events. The building will also be able to host specialty events such as trade and consumer shows, traveling ice shows and figure skating competitions along with many other events. Five skybox suites and one large party suite with the ability to expand to ten skybox suites or two party suites have been designed into the project. The design and construction team want to make this the best facility of its kind north of Boston. Construction of the new Bangor Events Center started with some storm water management and site protection measures in mid-July. At noon time on August 4, 2011, immediately after the Groundbreaking Ceremony, equipment was moved into position and construction was officially underway. One of the first tasks included the excavation and removal of more than 50,000 cubic yards of existing earth that allowed progress to begin on the concrete foundations. Over 7,000 cubic yards of concrete will be incorporated into this project to support the massive steel structure. One of the schedule goals is to have all the concrete footings and foundations walls finished prior to the arrival of freezing temperatures. During the winter months the precast and steel will be erected including the 184 foot long, 24 foot deep steel trusses that will be assembled on the new Arena floor and hoisted one at a time starting in February. The Cianbro team members will schedule more than 250 loads of precast concrete while coordinating the erection of 2,500 tons of structural steel throughout the winter months in preparation for spring weather. In the spring and with the steel frame nearing 4
completion, the project will open up work for a majority of the other trades. By next August, the building envelope is scheduled to be complete and the structure will be weather-tight. A large percentage of the work has already been contracted to Maine companies, many of which are
local to the greater Bangor area. With assistance of Cianbroâ€™s Creative Services Department led by Mike Brooks, this project is utilizing a state of the art webcam from EarthCam. This camera has the highest image quality on the market and is currently mounted on the Hollywood Slots Hotel Tower. Cianbro will record site pictures every 15 minutes for the duration of the project and a complete time-lapse will be put together at the end of construction. This technology includes many different features that will be useful for documentation, such as weather monitoring, daily reports, image comparisons, and other photo markup tools. The camera also provides real time views for fellow team members as well as the public. Access to the camera is located on www. cianbro.com, at the bottom of the homepage, under the title â€œBangor Event Center Webcamâ€?. Cianbro team members Jon DiCentes, Tom Figura, Pete Vigue, and Norbert
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Pete speaks at groundbreaking ceremony
Young negotiated the Bangor Events Cen-
ter project with the City of Bangor in the spring of 2010. The $65,000,000 budget was a challenging task to accomplish while meeting the needed 8,000 seat capacity and not sacrificing quality. On May 4, 2011, Bangor voters overwhelmingly approved the new facility which includes demolition of the existing facility. Through the duration of this project, Team Members will be coordinating with the City of Bangor, State Agencies and other Stakeholders on a daily basis. Team Members Jessica Belanger, Joe
Campbell, Jon DiCentes, Michael Gomes, Steve Lavallee, Nicole Malatesta, and Dave Stenzel are thrilled to manage such a
high profile project in the role of Cianbro Construction Managers. It is their expectation to be completed by September 6, 2013, meeting the budget while maintaining a triple zero injury status. 4 6,359 Project Safe Hours
The Texas Heat Melds a Highly Successful JV Team at the Galveston Causeway n By
The Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie Joint Venture team has been hard at work at the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge. In a summer that saw record breaking temperatures and heat indexes as high as 115 degrees, the 100-member JV team was incident free and made great progress on the construction of the new 380 foot long vertical lift span and accompanying towers. Superintendent Dave Bousquet and foremen Chet Doloff and Paul Williams have overseen the steel erection of twin 170 foot tall towers just 15 feet away from daily rail traffic. This work has included several critical lifts using a Manitowoc Series 4100 Ringer crane. Among these were the 150,000 pound counterweight boxes, 200,000 pound tower top girders, and the 160,000 pound tower sheaves. All lifts have gone off without a hitch and the erection team is now busy with finishing the miscellaneous steel on the towers in preparation for upcoming mechanical and electrical work. The civil team, led by Gary Burk and Miles Tracey, has been hard at work with the construction of the new two-story bridge control house and counterweight concrete pours. Superintendent Steve Dube and General Foreman Ron Taylorâ€™s electrical team has been following closely, installing and terminating the bridge electrical control equipment in the control house. The electrical team has also successfully installed cable tray up the side of each tower and has begun pulling cable, all while also fitting in several thousand feet of change order conduit installation for the BNSF Railway signal department. Foreman Bob Owens and his team have fabricated and installed the new fender system that will protect the towers from marine collisions. This work involved driving 60 foot long, 24 inch diameter pipe piles and attaching pre-fabricated steel and timber
The new 380 foot long lift span in the midst of painting, miscellaneous steel, and electrical work fender panels. The fender team is now beginning construction of one 45-foot diameter and two 35-foot diameter protection dolphins. Meanwhile, one of the largest sights in Galveston is the new lift span that General Foreman Jeff Adams and team have erected on land. The lift span is currently undergoing final bolt torquing and painting. A few months of miscellaneous steel, electrical, and railroad track work remain before the lift span is transferred to a 100 foot wide by 300 foot long barge and floated into place in the center of Galveston Bay. The Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie JV team is looking forward to a safe and exciting next few months in preparation for a scheduled 72 hour float-in outage this winter!
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A BNSF Railway train passes through jobsite near new tower and control house being built by Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie
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UPDATE: Niantic Railway Bridge n
By Alan Grover
In the spring of 2010, Cianbro / Middlesex team members began a project to replace the century-old moveable railway bridge between Niantic and Waterford, Connecticut for Amtrak. That job is now roughly two-thirds complete after a busy summer of work that focused on the approaches, including the installation of the concrete sheet pile wall, t-wall, and sub-ballast for the future sub-grade for the new railroad. “We have completed jetting in all the sheets,” said Cianbro Safety Superintendent Kris Ballard. “We did roughly about 800 feet, lineal feet, on the east side of the river, and we did about 2,500 feet on the west side. So, all the sheets are in. Now we’re putting in the backfill and the sub-ballasts and the sheet ties to relocate the tracks which will be later on, next year. So, we’re getting the base put in now. We’ve also installed roughly about 1,000 lineal feet of t-wall, which is going to be part of the track location, and some cast in place, about a thousand feet of cast in place.” Cianbro / Middlesex Project Manager Jeff Roig is looking ahead to a busy winter season. “First, in terms of the west end of the project, after we get our scour protection completed, we intend to haul the first of 75,000 yards of sand along the beach, which will basically start completing the overall work on the substructure portion of the new track alignment on the west side of the project,” said Roig. “Also, we are in the final stages here with our bridge supplier. They are presently starting the fit up of the bridge down in Alabama. And we expect delivery of the main structure here by year’s end. And over the course of the winter, once we’ve received the structure, right about the first of
the year, we will begin assembling right here on site, with the anticipated float in of the main structure here the end of next march. Along with the moveable part of the bridge, the joint venture team will also focus on constructing the new control house at the bridge: a four-story structure that the JV will be wiring, and also will apply the architectural features. Another positive bit of news to report from the jobsite is that Cianbro / Middlesex team members have logged more than 170-thousand work hours, without a single lost-time injury “The work is safe,” said Kris. “We’re moving right along. We’ve had an OSHA focus inspection. It went really well. People are glad to have their jobs. They’re getting along fine. We’re moving right along…” Jeff adds that the overall completion date for the project is May of 2013, and that the JV is on schedule. “We are looking to put the main structure, the new structure, in place next spring,” he said. “After we complete that, next summer involves the relocation of the two tracks one at a time here across the new bridge and put them into service, along with all the work that is involved with the track work which we are coordinating with Amtrak and with our subcontractor which is doing the catenary work. And then, at the end of next summer, as we get all the relocation done and everything is on the new bridge, then we move into the final phase of the project, next fall and winter, which is the demolition of the existing structure. Then - the final demobilization and clean up of the project here in early spring of 2013.”
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Overview of SNE Industrial Projects
By Nate Weston
Once again, the Southern New England Region’s Industrial Group has been in high demand as the busy fall shutdown season for 2011 arrived and Cianbro’s clients hurried to complete projects before the many winter storms began to arrive in New England. In late August, Mark Richardson mobilized a crew to Cabot Station in Turner Falls, Massachusetts to install a new lube oil system for First Light Power Resources (FLPR) that will allow the client to keep their machinery working smoothly. Work included concrete demolition, concrete foundations, steel erection and pipe fabrication. The crew worked through a September shutdown to complete piping tie-ins and prepare for equipment delivery in early December when the project was completed. This work went smoothly with a perfect safety record. In a joint effort with Cianbro’s MidAtlantic Region, Project Manager Bruce Brown orchestrated the team’s journey to the Yard’s Creek Pumped Storage facility in New Jersey to support an October shutdown for L&S Electric. MAR supplied electricians and SNE sent a mechanical crew led by Ben Gervais to install a new control system for this facility. The project was completed on time within the planned
three weeks with great feedback from the customer. In late October, Mark, assisted by Andy Tower, landed in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts to perform multiple activities during the annual shutdown at Solutia’s industrial process facility. Projects included replacement of a 22,000 pound Varnish Tank, replacement of a Deaerator Tank, and repair work to the PE Column. There were unusual
weather challenges during this shutdown including an unseasonal 16 inch snowstorm commencing at the time of the Deaerator Tank lift, and freezing rain at the time of the Varnish tank pick…all occurring in October! True to Cianbro fashion, Mark and company completed all the scheduled work,
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and more, with zero incidents and a truly satisfied customer. A customer phone call to Cianbro’s industrial leader, Tom Clarke, included words like “great job” and “world class” in describing the efforts of this team. Responding to a late request from Pratt Industries in Staten Island, New York, Colleen O’Hare was able to piece together a crew to support the client’s annual shutdown in early November. Work included the installation of an engineered reinforcement package to the overhead crane in the furnish building as well as the replacement of a badly worn pump suction pipe in a stock chest. Led by foreman Eric Brazeau, this effort was completed in four days with no safety incidents, and much to the satisfaction of a happy customer. In October, foreman Ben Gervais led a pipe crew to fabricate and install eight inch water pump discharge piping for First Light Power Resources at Northfield Mountain. This pipe package was fabricated in Massachusetts and then sent to Pittsfield, Maine for specialty coating inside the pipe by Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation. The pipe was shipped back to Northfield for installation over a two-day outage in early November. The pipe fit like a glove and the project further promotes the relationship between Cianbro and FLPR.
CFCC Reaches One Million Safe Hour Milestone n By
Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC) reached a new milestone in November of 2011: ONE MILLION SAFE HOURS. This is the first time ever that the group has achieved this milestone since CFCC became its own business unit in 2001. CFCC has three groups of team members working towards this goal – The
Pittsfield Fabrication facility, the Pittsfield Coating facility and the Baltimore Fabrication and Coating facility, along with the support staff, combine for an average work force of 100-110 team members. This team has been working safely for just under four straight years to achieve this milestone. The group has worked hard to improve its safety performance. CFCC has always utilized the Cianbro Accident Prevention Process (CAPP) to its fullest potential. But over the last few years, the team has modified the program several times to keep it fresh and influential. Sharing feedback at stretches and taking action on the at-risk items that are identified through CAPP observations, has made the process a key contributor to the team’s success.
MAR Blood Drive n
By Brenna Frania
Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic team hosted an American Red Cross blood drive in June, and had more than two dozen donors turn out from the Regional Office, Equipment Group, Fab Shop, and Pennington Avenue job site. To increase MAR’s philanthropic effort, the region was polled earlier this year to determine which local non-profit
Planning has also been a focus for CFCC and another key contributor to the outstanding safety record. Team members take part in planning their work, identifying hazards, and eliminating or minimizing those risks every day. CFCC has changed the activity planning process, and the process for review of activity plans, several times over the last four years. Again, this keeps the procedures in the spotlight and helps the team to improve continually. Both of these efforts have aided Cianbro Fab & Coating in achieving a safe work environment, but the real key is the team. From the top manager to the newest hire, the CFCC team looks out for one another. Every team member knows that safety is not someone else’s job; it takes each teammate, all day, every day, looking for and addressing at-risk issues to keep everyone safe. The entire team is serious about safety, and works tirelessly to keep improving in that area. Team members speak up when they see an issue, whether it’s an at-risk behavior in another team member or an at-risk condition or work practice that management needs to address. It is an ongoing, never-ending process but one that this team has used to thrive in the field of safety. It has taken each and every team member to make the goal of One Million Safe Hours a reality. For their efforts, Cianbro would like to offer a sincere thank you to all the CFCC team members: Baltimore: Sean Abramson, Stephen Broznowicz, Keith Campbell, Thomas Carranza, Frank Carter, Kye Chon, Raymond Collins, Chris Crosby, Cory Dion, Jason Edmonds, Terry Fisher, Pablo Galvan, Anthony Graham, Selvin Hernandez
organizations were of the highest interest. The American Red Cross was one of four groups the region as a whole was determined to help for 2011. The need for blood increases during the summer, at the same time that there is a decrease in donors due to summer vacations and schools being out of session. All donations, after processing, are delivered to local hospitals for use in emergency rooms, ambulances, and blood transfusions for those with long-term illnesses. Every pint of blood, which is equal to one person’s
Lopez, James Higgins, Zachary Hines, Christopher Holliday, John Holt, Eugene Huddleston, Frank Hulseman, Dennis Johnson, Chris Kammann, Matthew Kling, Dustin Kyser, Gary Laskowitz, Tim Leisner, Joseph Lickman, Jesus Limon, Luke Meketa, Bryan Moore, Dennis Morris, Scott Morris, Malvin Neal, German Palestino, John Pearson, Nick Rossi, Malcolm Sanders, Hyo Shin, Julia Smith, Plummer Talley, Andreus Thomas, Richard Walkling, Kendricks Wilson, Gary Wise, Taylor Wright, Hong Young. Pittsfield: Carey Abbott, James Adams, Wilson Almand, Chris Bagley, Robert Bagley, Jason Batchelder, Rich Beliveau, Jurgen Bell, Shawn Bickford, Dave Bolduc, Joe Carreira, Craig Chambers, Clint Chase, David Chase, Delmont Chase, Kristen Chipman, Steve Clendenning, Will Cote, James Curtis, Michael Davis, Dana Demos, Philip DeRoo, Rick Fish, Nick Fox, Bob Gallant, Derrick Graves, Ryan Graves, Darren Gray, Chet Guilford III, Mark Hansen, Adam Harmon, Elias Hershbine, Tom Kinsella, Jason Kirouac, Jack Klimp, Kevin Kokotovich, Don LaBrecque, Tom Langille, John Lisenby, James Moody, Shane Morrison, Ralph Pearl, Scott Penney, Ashley Perry, Bret Pokorny, Joe Poulin, Matt Proctor, Shawn Ramsay, Mick Raven, Fod Sprague, Mike Stevens, Tim Storer, Ted Swenson, Nate Tibbetts, Jen Turcotte, Michael Warman and Susan Weeks. donation, can save the lives of up to three people. “That means our blood drive could save up to 75 people in need! We had a lot of first time donors including OMC Health Coach and Blood Drive volunteer, Laura Cluster, and Equipment Manager, Mike Potter, and so many others who had not donated in years!” said Organizer Brenna Frania. MAR is working with the Red Cross to schedule the 2012 blood drive, with hopes and expectations of an ever increasing turn out.
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Little Bay Bridge Update n
By Nate Goff
Construction of the new Little Bay Bridge in Newington and Dover, New Hampshire began in October of 2010, with the goal of improving the capacity of the Spaulding Turnpike in order to handle increasing traffic flows. Since then, the Cianbro crews which are working diligently onsite have reached several considerable milestones, with safety at the forefront of their work. To date, team members have gone nearly a year without a recordable or lost time injury. The team has completed phase one of the north and south abutments, sound wall barrier concrete, drilled shafts, and north side substructure concrete. Another notable accomplishment is the successful addition of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge to the existing General Sullivan Bridge, which is now open for use. In November of 2011, crews began gearing up to set steel on the north side approach. Due to the sheer size of the girders, the majority of the steel picks will be accomplished by two crane picks using Manitowoc 4100 cranes. As the steel is being set on the north side, concrete crews will be busy on the south approach, placing concrete for the pier columns, struts, caps, and removing trestle components. Once this concrete work and steel setting on the approaches is complete, crews will then float in the 275 foot center span steel, and lift it into place with strand jacks as one single unit. The drawings and design for the steel erection was done impressively, in-house, by Cianbro’s own temporary design group. Hats off to this group for putting their innovations to use and for thinking outside the box. Little Bay Bridge personnel would like to thank all those involved with the project for helping to keep this operation running smoothly.
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Cianbro Wins Healthiest Employers Award in Baltimore n
By Brenna Frania
Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region earned recognition for the entire company from the Baltimore Business Journal as a first place winner in the publication’s Healthiest Employers contest. The companies that were honored with awards fall into five categories based on the size of the firm’s workforce. Cianbro took first prize in the “1500 to 4999 employees” category. The competition is sponsored by the BBJ as a way to recognize those companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and wellbeing of their employees. “I’m proud to work for a company that
promotes healthy lifestyles not just on the job, but encourages health and wellness for the entire family,” said MAR HR Manager Neeley Stanton. “This is an inspiring award, because it honors the whole company. We owe special recognition to Operations, the Fabrication & Coating facilities, the Equipment Group and the jobsites, because without their cooperation, awards like this would not be possible.” Neeley says Cianbro’s senior management leads the way by drawing up the healthy food choices, the exercise opportunities, and community involvement, which are all criteria for the company being chosen for this award. But it’s up to the team
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members to follow through with cooperation and effort, and that’s what has happened.
Cianbro Works with Iroquois Gas Transmission Services on Plant Upgrades n
By Bruce Brown
Over the last year, Iroquois Gas Transmission Services (IGTS) has enlisted
Cianbro’s Southern New England Industrial Group to work on several significant plant upgrades throughout their pipeline gas compressor station locations. These projects have been extremely effective examples of collaboration and communication on the special projects level. As a result of past success and Cianbro’s ability to provide innovative client solutions, the company was awarded several upgrade projects at various IGTS compressor station sites. These included the following: • IGTS Croghan Station and Wright Station in New York: Cianbro completed an electrical upgrade project that required
installation of several power and control components. The project required extremely close coordination with IGTS for compressor outage planning efforts. Gary Hayes and Rich White of Cianbro worked very closely with IGTS’ Mike Kinik to understand and establish cable requirements, routing, establishment of hazardous locations, and planning for work in an active plant environment. At IGTS Wright Station in New York, Cianbro completed a similar project, with Gary Hayes and Rich White working closely with IGTS’ Martin Morris and Sapna Shah. • IGTS Milford Odorant project in Connecticut: Cianbro completed a civil, electrical project that required installation of power and control wiring to support a newly installed skid odorant package and vault. Additionally, Cianbro provided excavation for all work related activities. This required
careful planning and scheduling to coincide with owner-furnished equipment. • IGTS/ATCO project in New York: This project required installation of a fully functioning de-icing system provided by ATCO-Envirotech to IGTS. Cianbro provided turnkey design-build services to ATCO-Envirotech for a civil, architectural, electrical, mechanical scope of services project. This required Cianbro to coordinate all structural, electrical, and civil engineering services to support this effort. Cianbro self-performed all disciplines of the work installation. Rich Toothaker led this project with the support of Mark Richardson and several Cianbro team members. All efforts were coordinated with Ed Ambrogio of IGTS to ensure proper coordination with existing operational considerations at the plant.
Cianbro Wraps Up Work on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge n
By Marshall Goodchild
After three years of effort, the Cianbro / Middlesex team recently completed the West Approach superstructure of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut. Work on the main span footings began in the fall of 2008, and the Joint Venture team recently completed concrete deck placements, placing parapet and median barrier concrete, installing permanent fiberglass bridge drainage, and field touch-up painting at the West Approach. The bridge project was “topped” off with crews erecting a tubular arch sign support at the I-95 NB structure. With this last piece of work completed and an uneventful semi-final inspection by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the project was classified as substantially complete as of August 18, 2011. Some of the more challenging work this past summer included sanitary sewer relocation and modifications at the intersection of East and Water Streets. The Joint Venture team was awarded a substantial change order of approximately $1.2 million to complete this work which included a tight schedule because of the desire to minimize impacts to the travelling public. Over the course of seven consecutive weekends, Andy Currier, Tom Sweet and their crews worked around the clock to complete the sanitary sewer modifications. Equally challenging were the remaining concrete deck placements at Spans PN-3 and PN-4. Bridge decks here are nearly 140 feet wide and required two Bidwell pavers with an additional crew to hand-finish the gore area. General Foremen Justin Shelton and Garrett McVaney put together a detailed and well-orchestrated plan that allowed the crew of 32 team members to complete this key piece of work safely during the 2011 construction season. Cianbro
/ Middlesex self-performed approximately 9,500 work hours of field touch-up painting of connections, and nearly one mile of fascia steel. The paint crew, led by Foreman Tod Parisek, did an outstanding job working safely, meeting schedule, and staying productive to beat budgets week after week. The Cianbro / Middlesex Joint Venture team completed work for the Department one month and four days ahead of the original contract completion date. The JV’s $135 million contract represents a significant portion of the future I-95 Quinnipiac River crossing. By completing early, the Department has been able to shift their resources and open up work areas and access to other contractors on follow up contracts within the New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program, Contracts B and E. The relationship and partnership between ConnDOT and the entire SNE Regional Team has certainly grown over the last three years. Team members can show pride in a job well done, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation looks forward to future endeavors with Cianbro.
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Stonington East and West Harbor Amtrak Bridge Replacements n
By Bill Lovely
In mid April of 2011, Amtrak contracted Cianbro to replace two thru-girder bridges consisting of two ballasted tracks over the East and West Harbor channels in Stonington, Connecticut. During the bidding process, Cianbro had emerged as the low bidder, but the project was awarded to another contractor. After more than a year of sub-par performance, the original contractor was removed from the project by Amtrak, who then contacted Cianbro to take over the troubled job. The project consisted of erecting two new bridges on new concrete abutments on micro-pile foundations located ten feet behind the existing abutments and underneath the existing active train tracks. In order to make up for the previous contractor deficiencies, the project schedule was accelerated and the bridges had to be in place in six short months all while working around active train traffic! General Foreman Don Smith led a team of more than 30 team members and up to 25 subcontractor personnel to bring the project in on time and under budget. Foreman Dale Smith directed the installation of temporary work platforms that were constructed on the banks of the harbor along the causeway to provide a working surface for micro-piling track-mounted drilling equipment. Field Superintendent Gary Nash managed two drilling subcontractors, CDI and Hayward Baker, to install 48 new 12-inch diameter micro-pile behind the existing abutments to support the new bridges. Foreman David Thomas with team members Bill Stetson, Frank Trumble and John Pelland provided the unfaltering support to four micro-pile crews drilling over 12 hours per day by supplying materials and removing drill spoils from the causeway. The existing railroad tracks behind the existing abutments were replaced with 25-foot long temporary bridges that were installed during four 55-hour single track outages. Team members Todd Hoffa, Mike Welsh and Doug Sandin assisted in these shutdowns by helping with “jump span” installation, excavation and installation of concrete ties for rail installation. The “jump spans” were installed to allow construction of the new concrete abutments under the active tracks. Project Engineer Ryan Schott and General Foreman Justin Shelton oversaw crew members Ray Elmer, Trevor Micoletti, Wayne Denny, Victor Santos, Jared Shelton, Chris Vane and Tim Shelton performing the excavation, forming,
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rebar installation and concrete abutment placements from a high rail concrete mixer truck during nightly track outages. Foremen Jordan Bushey and Chris Correia led the charge on installation of 48 pipe pile, 20 inches in diameter, that were driven to bedrock on each side of the existing bridges. The pile supported the assembly and roll-in of the new replacement bridges on four 160-foot long, double W36x302 track beams, designed by Design Engineer Joe Foley. Delivery of ten-foot tall and 101-foot long bridge girders weighing 70 tons each were delivered through the narrow streets of the Borough to the town pier in mid September. Crew members Craig Stockwell, Kevin Rezendes, Chris Furrow, Bob Drzewiecki, Jeff Sargis, Jon Correia, Billy Ray, Dave Stoddard, Pat Violette, Bob Costine and Captain Ed Everich worked around the clock to assemble more than 712 tons of bridge steel on the temporary falsework. Cianbro Safety Specialist Doug Standbridge provided field engineering assistance to the crews to assemble the bridges in less than three weeks. Each new bridge was then fully staged with over 400 tons of stone ballast and concrete railroad ties with rails, which were then installed on the staged new bridges by a crew led by Foreman Pete Cross and Field Engineer Tom Boisvert. The team accomplished this in the weeks leading up to the roll-in to allow for a complete in-place erection immediately after the complete moveout of each existing bridge superstructure. Tom was also instrumental in providing field survey for all disciplines. The old bridges were strengthened with
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needle beams to support the abutment end of the floor beams and steel angle reinforcement at the jacking locations. The roll-out of the two old bridges and the roll-in of the two new bridges were performed in less than 13 hours on November 5, 2011 during a double track outage that resulted in Amtrak canceling service between Boston and New York for that time period. Each bridge was jacked up with four 330 ton hydraulic jacks and placed on four 150 ton Hillman rollers that were used to roll-out the old bridges. The existing bearings were cut loose and the bridges were pulled out with hydraulic winches. The old abutments were then demolished down to the existing bridge seat with four 65,000 excavators to allow the roll-in of the new bridges. With the two old abutments and bridges out of the way, the two new bridges with a combined weight of more than 1,300 tons were jacked up and rolled into place in less than 20 minutes. The team will now complete the project through January by demolishing the old bridges and getting ready for the de-mob of the Dignity and Respect crane barges. The Stonington Project has completed more than 44,000 safe hours. Cianbro Safety Professional Doug Standbridge and Safety Superintendent Kris Ballard helped to keep team members safe. Financial Administrator Karen Hyland and Regional Engineering Manager Kim Sieber helped to keep the team headed in the right direction. Project Manager Bill Lovely and Project Engineer Earl Rand would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the Stonington Project.
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A Great Partnership Building the Future By Kraig Kistinger, Sean Kelley, Joanne Choate, and Russ Rodrigue n
It has been just over a year since Cianbro acquired Starcon. The past year has been filled with new experiences as the organizations came together to build a future based on success for its internal and external clients. That partnership and success has been displayed in many ways over the last year, but none as much as with the implementation of CMiC. As any great construction company knows, the keys to having a stable and sustainable operation include a strong foundation, quality people, and a robust, scalable infrastructure. With those qualities in mind, the senior management team made the decision to convert Starcon’s business systems, processes, and infrastructure to CMiC (Cianbro’s enterprise business and financial management system). This strategy is designed to ensure reliability and sustainability of data pertaining to team members, financial issues, and business intelligence. Upgrading Starcon’s systems would further allow Starcon to position itself for strategic growth by utilizing consistent reporting of business information and streamlining the reporting processes. To accomplish this project, planners developed a two-fold approach which called on one of Cianbro’s experienced regional business managers, Joanne Choate, to lead a joint Cianbro and Starcon business team. Cianbro CIO Russ Rodrigue would lead the Data Conversion and IT infrastructure team. The two Cianbro “legs of the stool” were joined by the Starcon team, who formed the third leg, bringing balance and institutional knowledge to the combined team. Teamwork was the theme of the integration efforts, requiring effective communication, honesty, professionalism, and trust from start to finish. The business teams were responsible for process mapping, gap analysis, application requirements, testing, training, and “boots on the ground” support during the implementation of CMiC. The business teams worked diligently to evaluate and assess the Starcon applications and identify how the data in the Starcon systems would map to the formats used in the Cianbro CMiC system. In addition, the
teams collaborated to get IT the business requirements needed to begin developing the new Starcon applications. All of the planning work came down to two primary parts of the program, testing and training. The business teams developed test scripts, assembled testing teams, and held to a very tight schedule to make sure the applications and converted data were correct. As a last step before the Go Live conversion, the business teams, working closely with the IT team, coordinated a “training blitz” that concluded with nearly 40 Starcon team members receiving training on CMiC and several new business applications for HR, Finance, and Accounting. The IT team also had many moving parts that required significant coordination between the business team, vendors, and various IT resources. The IT team was charged with building test environments for the conversion, writing conversion scripts used to convert data fields between Great Plains/ACE and CMiC, planning and coordinating five mock data conversions, and creating team member IDs and passwords for hundreds of Starcon team members. In addition, IT developed several business applications that were modified or enhanced for Starcon (Time Entry, Billing, Document Imaging and HR Resource Management). Finally, IT performed several major infrastructure upgrades, including: a complete network upgrade for all Starcon sites, a Cisco phone system
upgrade, and deployment of a new audio/ video conferencing system. The final stage of this complex project was performed on November 1, 2011 as Starcon wrapped up their remaining business processes in preparation for Go Live, handed control to IT to convert the data, who then handed the controls back to the business teams on November 3, 2011 for the official Go Live on CMiC. The data conversion was a great success. When it was finished, three million data records had been converted. General ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger accounts were converted and balanced to the penny. Payroll for more than 15-hundred team members was handled, with fewer than 30 discrepancies surfacing. Lastly, the system generated more than five million dollars worth of billings to clients. Because of the complexity of the project, the joint team consisted of project leads from each entity for each functional area (Accounting, Cost, HR, etc). This team worked and learned together about how to implement CMiC across the Starcon organization efficiently and effectively. As a result of great collaboration and teamwork displayed by the joint Cianbro and Starcon teams, CMiC was successfully implemented with minimal disruption to Starcon’s normal course of business. Congratulations to all who participated in this project!
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CFCC Helps to Rebuild the Big Apple By Kris Chipman, Jack Klimp and Shawn Ramsay n
Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC) got its first opportunity to work in New York City back in the spring of 2006. This was an 800 ton structural steel project supporting an addition to the Jacobi Medical center, located in the Bronx. While providing steel to the NYC market can provide a unique set of challenges, CFCC’s eyes were opened to the opportunities available in this huge metropolitan market and the company quickly wanted more. Based on the hard work of the entire CFCC team and lead by Ted Swenson (Sales), Shawn Ramsay (Project Management), Jurgen Bell and Chris Crosby (Operations), CFCC has now completed well over a dozen projects to a variety of contractors operating in NYC. SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: • Structural Steel for the new Yankee Stadium • Miscellaneous metals for the Willis Avenue Bridge • Stainless steel fencing for the George Washington Bridge • Temporary support steel for the new World Trade Center Currently, CFCC is fabricating over one thousand tons of complex steel for the rehabilitation of both the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. This work is extremely delivery-sensitive and has benefitted greatly from CFCC’s in-house detailing and modeling staff lead by Jim Moody. Based on the company’s ability
to go from field dimensions to steel delivered in the city, frequently within only a matter of days, the scope of work CFCC has been asked to perform has increased substantially, providing thousands of additional shop hours to the company’s back log. When working for New York City, all procedures and welders are required to be certified to the New York State Steel Construction Manual Code. CFCC has welders in both the Pittsfield, Maine and Baltimore, Maryland locations who have met these requirements and hold current certifications. They are as follows: PITTSFIELD: James Adams, Steve Clendenning, Jim Curtis, Dana Demos, Nick Fox, Elias Hershbine, Jason Kirouac, Ralph Pearl, Scott Penney, and Mike Stevens. BALTIMORE: Sean Abramson, Ray Collins, Jason Edmonds, Selvin Hernandez, Gary Laskowitz, Jesus Limon, Luke Meketa and Taylor Wright. These welders are also supported by Shawn Bickford and Richard Walkling (Programming), Darren Gray (Pittsfield Drill Line), Dave Chase (Pittsfield Burn Table), Frank Hulseman (Operator), Craig Chambers, Jason Edmonds, and Bryan Moore (Supervision), the entire Coatings team in Pittsfield along with German Palestino and Kendricks Wilson in Baltimore. Lastly, no project comes in or goes out without CFCC’s great shipping and receiving crews: Wilson Almand, Clint Chase, Matt Kling and Lee Talley. Pittsfield Fabrication Superintendant Jurgen Bell says, “Chet Guilford and Craig
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Alexander have also done a great job of verifying our quality processes for all the New York work. We have also had two team members step up and receive their Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification. In doing this, Ralph Pearl and Kevin Kokotovich have assisted their team in continued success.” Baltimore’s Quality Manager Malcolm Sanders says, “Our team has really come together and produces a top quality product.” According to Pittsfield Fabrication Shop General Foreman Craig Chambers, “The entire team working on NYC jobs sets goals in safety, quality, and production at the beginning of each of the projects. The team’s commitment to these goals has paid off by surpassing these goals and keeping our clients pleased with our performance.” When asked about the NYC Brooklyn project, Baltimore Superintendent Chris Crosby said, “I am proud of how our craft team members are able to provide a high quality plate girder that meets the needs of our customer. The hard work ethic, sense of urgency, and pride that our team members possess could not be more apparent than in how they responded to this project.” There is already future work on the books. This time, CFCC will be completing about 1,500 work hours on the extension of a vierendeel truss pedestrian bridge at the World Trade Center site. The team looks forward to continued success in this arena. Every day, CFCC proves that the company can supply quality work, safely, and on time!
Newark America Installs Liner Board Machine n
By Nate Weston
As summer came to a close and the fall shutdown season approached, Cianbro’s Southern New England team (SNE) received a call for help from paperboard makers, Newark America, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The mill owners needed an upgrade to their Liner Board Machine (LBM) paper machine. With Cianbro’s decades-long track record of quality work in the paper industry, it was an easy decision for the client to contact SNE to support this major project. Going from a crew of 16 to a team of nearly 45 in Fitchburg was no easy task. But SNE staffer Colleen O’Hare provided crucial assistance by coordinating resources from around the region, and a terrific team was assembled and dispatched to Fitchburg. Andy
Vinny Lago carefully guides a calendar roll into position at Newark America
Tower joined the team to supervise the night shift, and Neil Dupont assumed the lead for the electrical installation. Additionally, Dan Kelsey took a leadership role in the installation of several hundred feet of small bore hydraulic piping from the power skids to the winder and calendar on the LBM. On October 17th, the LBM machine went silent and the crews went to work around the clock to install the upgrades. Vinny Lago and his crew of millwrights removed the existing pull stack and installed a new calendar and drive. Dan Hagelburg took another millwright crew to tackle the winder and slitter modifications which involved complex rigging using two carry deck cranes in very tight quarters. This difficult task was accomplished without a single equipment contact, thus showcasing the team’s experience and planning capabilities. Ken Eaton and Walter Stefanyk provided oversight to pull and terminate literally miles of electrical cables while Nate Landon was bending and installing a labyrinth of tubing. Safety support was provided by Lorie Lane who ensured that the crews had the supplies to work safely, while giving crews the technical information they needed to generate detailed Activity Plans. As the week-long shutdown came to a close, the LBM machine rumbled back to life and the Cianbro team assisted with the many tasks of start-up adjustments. With the project a success, and completed on schedule, the additional Cianbro crews were released to support other projects throughout the region. Project Leader John Coon had a happy customer who could now make a wider range of products at a competitive price. As a bonus, John was able to announce that the Newark America Project had reached the milestone of more than 650,000 safe hours without a lost time accident. That record stretches out over ten years and exemplifies Cianbro Values and the commitment to safety, quality and customer satisfaction.
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National Park Service Towpath: Rebuilding History n
By Jake Klaiss
As the National Park Service Towpath project moves forward, glimpses of what the project is going to look like are finally coming to fruition. The team has been placing foundations as 2011 winds down. As each of these foundations is completed, Hayward Baker completes the drilling for the rock anchors. Cianbro then inserts and grouts the rock anchors and Hayward Baker tensions them. With Hayward Baker already completing the installation of all of the micro piles, Cianbro is currently working on excavating for abutments and cutting the piles to grade. Once sub grade is compacted, then the abutments will be formed and poured. Currently, subcontractor Williams Solutions Group/Gruber-Latimer Restoration, LLC has been working on rebuilding the stone wall that originally lined the entire towpath at one point in time. Cianbro is also setting precast, caps and columns along bridges 5 and 3. One of the challenges that Cianbro has encountered throughout the project has been the water level of the Potomac River. This has called for Cianbro to be creative when it comes to dewatering these foundations and for providing the means to complete the task. General Foreman Gary
Reed has led this charge with the help of his two crews in order to prepare each of the foundations to be formed and poured by the carpenters. In order to dewater the foundations, the team has been utilizing eight-foot diameter steel cans by cutting them in half, stretching out the radius of the can, and using them to form two sets of walls that tremie concrete is then poured into. Sand bags are set around the cans to seal them off. Cianbro has also begun working on the rehabilitation of the existing towpath. This operation consists of removing 14 inches of overburden and then laying down a layer geotextile fabric and geogrid. Once these materials are laid down, the team backfills and compacts the trail with eight inches of CR-6 (crushed rock with a fine, coarse aggregate). Then, another six inches of towpath topping material (a brown CR-6) is added to bring the trail back up to grade. The NPS Towpath team is currently comprised of the following Cianbro team members: Fredi Alvarenga, Marbin Alvarenga, Ulices Alvarenga, Paul Anaman, Ramon Benavides, Isaac Benitez, Jesus Bernal, Jose Bernal, Leonard Brooks, Debbie Brown, Arnold Castro, James
Cianbro team members excavate rock where precast will be set to form restored towpath Crandall, Mike Crider, Paul Day, Dawn Erb, Jennifer Glover, Omar Gonzalez, Genaro Guardado, Keith Hennessee, Eusebio Heredia, CJ Holden, Kevin Jones, Jake Klaiss, Matthew Knarr, Steve Konka, Terry Lemieux, Scott Luhn, Pete McCormick, Alejandro Mejia-Gamez, Carl Morgan, Raul Navar, Juan Perez, Jose Portillo, Gary Reed, Francisco Salazar, Juan Salazar, Paco Salazar, Brian Sheeder, Jeremy Sherman, Kevin Shilko, Wade Simons, Paul Smith, Tom Smith, Ernesto Tejada, Joe Thomas, Reggie Tunia, Victor Ugalde, Jose Vasquez, and Max Wahl.
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Worumbo Spillway Rehabilitation Project n
By Vanessa Davis and Brayden Sheive
In the mid-19th Century, there were several factors that made Lisbon, Maine the ideal location for mills -- flat farmland, an abundance of building materials, and a powerful water supply. The Worumbo Mill and Dam, built by the Worumbo Manufacturing Company on the banks of the Androscoggin River in Lisbon, was first established in 1864 and achieved international fame for their production of high quality wool textiles. However, by 1964, mills in the United States were struggling to compete with foreign textile companies. It was for this reason that a century after the founding of Worumbo Mill, its doors were closed and 600 people found themselves unemployed. After a string of unsuccessful owners, Herbert Miller acquired the mill and dam in 1972, and continued full textile operations until a fire in
refurbishing and replacement. The timber crib and concrete dam then needed to be removed, and a 30,000 cubic yard earthen cofferdam, as well as two 25 foot diameter steel cell cofferdams, were constructed in order to create drier conditions for subsequent work. Shaw Brothers was subcontracted to install and remove the earthen cofferdam and to perform the demolition and removal of the existing dam. Once the old dam was removed, Cianbro team members led by Jim Pond set to work cleaning and removing bedrock in order to provide an adequate bearing surface for the new spillway. In addition to bedrock work, the plan also required the installation of 95 rock dowels, which Cianbro subcontracted out. After preparation of the bedrock, a group of Cianbro teams led by Paul Belanger, Wayne Blodgett, Brian Buswell, Eric Lane, Wayne McNally, and Al Pressey set
Crews work to finish flashboard bondout concrete on top of the spillway, and point and patch the downstream spillway face 1987 sadly reduced the mill to ruins. In the years after the fire, the Worumbo Dam was converted with the help of a Cianbro team into a hydroelectric power facility, providing power to residents and businesses throughout Maine. Today, the facility is owned and operated by Miller Hydro Group, Inc., and has become the tenth project nationwide to receive a low-impact dam certification from the Low-Impact Hydropower Institute. By 2011, after 147 long years of existence, the dam was in need of replacement, and Cianbro Corporation was once again given the opportunity to help preserve this small piece of history. In May of 2011, the Worumbo Spillway Rehabilitation project went out to bid. Cianbro was awarded the project in June, and team members got right to work with an aggressive schedule the very next month. Work started with the removal of the existing pneumatically operated spillway gates, which were then sent to Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation for
out to build the new 3,100 cubic yard reinforced concrete spillway. The downstream slope and the radius of the spillway, as well as scribing to well over 1,000 linear feet of ledge, provided an interesting challenge that Cianbro’s teams overcame successfully. Team members also went through painstaking efforts to install approximately 1,300 one-inch coil rod rock anchors to support their formwork during placing of concrete. Spillway placements varied in size from 70 cubic yards to more than 200 cubic yards, and due to the sizes of some of the placements, the team had to work with mass concrete specifications. The team implemented river fed cooling tubes (approximately 14,000 linear feet of one-inch pex tubing) within the concrete placements and the use of concrete blankets on all exposed surfaces, as well as formwork, to regulate the temperature of the concrete during its heat of hydration process. The use of this method reduced the cure time from upwards of three weeks, to around five days.
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Environmental limitations, a stormy season, and constantly changing work conditions gave team members at Worumbo plenty of chances to show their patience, motivation, and endurance. Due to potentially hazardous turbid waters outside of the work area, the Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Services required that the entire work area be contained by turbidity curtains. Hurricane Irene, downgraded to a tropical storm, hit the state in late August of 2011, and posed a potential encumbrance to the jobsite itself while presenting a new challenge in the way of water diversion. The storm compelled a one week delay in work, and caused the head pond to rise over six feet, with a peak estimated flow at more than 41,000 cubic feet per second. In the aftermath, the work area saw an increase in seepage through the earthen cofferdam which the team had to contend with for the duration of the project. Cianbro crews were able to show their safety-first attitude as they worked through these unforeseen conditions. Perhaps the greatest of the challenges faced by the team was the ever-changing conditions onsite, and the need for access to work areas. Team members were very diligent with regard to safe access while performing day-to-day tasks during a fast-paced schedule, all while the colder months loomed. Cianbro crews at Worumbo worked a collaborative schedule of seven days a week, twelve hours a day for approximately four months, and also had a night shift contributing for a majority of the time during the heaviest bulk of the work. It was a tremendous effort by all team members involved. This was evident when Mark Isaacson of Miller Hydro Group shared the following remarks with the team: “I am pleased to be able to express my personal thanks and that of the company to each of you for your efforts, for the long hours that you put in, and your dedication to your work and the quality of the product. I know how easy and tempting it can be, when something is not quite right, to say that it is good enough and move on to the next thing. I know that this approach works well enough on a sunny day, but rainy days come, and I have seen work that was only good enough fail on those days. I also know that the decisions that led to doing things right and still getting those tasks done on time and on budget is not made by me or by the supervisors, but by every worker dozens of times every day.” Management/Engineering/Administrative team members: Tharryn Smith, Garry Sawtelle, Jeff Giggey, Brayden Sheive, John Merrill, Dave Shorey, Vanessa Davis, Tara Coffin.
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Cianbro Equipment: The Ultimate Team Players n By
Nick Arena & Diandra Staples
Cianbro Equipment provides equipment, tools, concrete forms, and transportation solutions for the Cianbro Companies. Cianbro Equipment owns and manages 55 different classes of equipment, countless categories of small tools, and all of the form, scaffold and shoring systems required for executing projects in the construction industry. Along with the physical assets is a diverse group of individuals who provide knowledge and experience to help the company procure projects and to put the work in place. The Cianbro Equipment team consists of superintendents, engineers, rental and transportation industry professionals, ironworkers, and operators, many of whom cut their teeth with Cianbro. This team
A variety of Cianbro equipment at Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge Project
Cianbro’s crane fleet at Eastern Manufacturing Facility
often joins forces with estimators, project management, and joint venture partners to provide solutions for many situations. One of the most recent collaborations is with IRBY, Cianbro’s joint venture partner on the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) Central Loop transmission line project. Early in the bid process, Cianbro Equipment and IRBY developed and provided equipment lists and rates for the bid team. The partners crafted a method of meeting the project’s equipment needs which was fair to both Cianbro Equipment and IRBY, as well as being the best outcome, financially, for the project. The MPRP is now well underway and
equipment requests come fast and furious. Doug LaCroix is the MPRP contact for Cianbro Equipment. His IRBY counterpart is Scott Argyle. Together, they receive every request from the Cianbro/IRBY joint venture team. Each assesses availability as well as associated costs, and reports to the joint venture team who, in turn, makes the final decision on who will supply the item. This combined effort assures the Cianbro/IRBY team that the crews will have the equipment needed to put the work in place. Another collaborative endeavor began shortly after Starcon became one of the Cianbro Companies. In January, Starcon Logistics Manager Tom Boisture and his team braved the Maine winter and visited Cianbro Equipment’s Pittsfield facility. From the meetings that took place, the group revised some of Starcon’s procedures regarding equipment and tool management in order to align them with Cianbro Equipment policies. The team identified some opportunities to utilize Cianbro tools and equipment on Starcon projects, which otherwise would have been procured through third party rentals. There is an ongoing effort between Cianbro Equipment and Starcon Logistics to recognize other occasions that will lead to “keeping the money in the family” instead of renting from an outside vendor. From wind project estimates, bridges, transmission lines, or any other endeavor that the Cianbro Companies might pursue, Cianbro Equipment is ready to pitch in to help make the project successful. C I A N B R O S U M M E R / F A L L C H AT T E R
Training for a Changing Economy By Michelle Godsoe, Anne Kutscher and Brenna Frania n
An ancient Greek philosopher once said that the only constant is change. Over the past few years, millions of people have felt the troubling effects of a changing economy, and Cianbro has not been excluded. Many of the traditional markets that Cianbro has relied upon through its existence have changed, and opportunities that were once abundant are often dramatically reduced. This has led the company and its team members to adapt continually to stay working. Cianbro actively seeks new ways to bring home new work. The Chairman and CEO of Cianbro, Pete Vigue, has said on many occasions, “The Cianbro Companies and their team members can do anything.” He has faith that no matter what work he can bring back to the table, the company’s team members will adapt, train, and master the skills needed to perform the work safely, productively, and with a high standard of quality. Transmission and Distribution (T&D) is one of those new markets that Pete was certain the company could master. Cianbro’s first job in this market was in Vermont, erecting structures and stringing conductor across 54 miles of rugged terrain for Vermont Electric Company. To succeed on the project, Cianbro sought advice and guidance from people who had worked in the T&D field for many years. The Cianbro Institute worked with the Operations team to give the company’s crews the skills to perform this new type of work. Cianbro Institute instructors familiarized themselves with the specialty equipment, and collaborated with local community colleges to train a workforce to support the T&D effort. Company leaders asked many team members to take on this new challenge, and many rose to the call, changing out of their established craft to learn a new trade. In this way, these team members were able to keep themselves and Cianbro working. The Institute’s partnership with Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine led to a program design that Cianbro was able to build and refine for the company’s second project in transmission work: the Maine Power Reliability Program transmission line rebuild, which is the largest construction project in the history of Maine. With the onset of a new boom in renewable energy, Cianbro began an inquiry into the construction of wind towers. The company assessed the skills necessary for the work and concluded that Cianbro had the seasoned crane operators that could erect the towers, level 3 riggers that could perform the picks, millwrights that could align the machine, and electricians that could wire up the towers. Millwright trainees gained alignment experience to add to their apprenticeship requirements, electrical trainees added
a new element to their on the job training, and Cianbro developed a wind tower rescue team. Many of these team members, now at journeyman level, have led the efforts at the company’s latest wind project, at Spruce Mountain in Western Maine. Cianbro also knows that the future of the company is reliant on the next generation of team members. With an aging workforce in the U.S. construction industry, it is important to train younger team members and introduce young Americans to the rewarding career opportunities in construction. Cianbro works with the younger generation in several ways, including collaborations with Career and Technical Centers, for example, assisting them in starting and developing welding programs at their schools. Cianbro has trained a select group
Nick Arena supervises students at ABC Craft Championship of technical students at Cianbro’s test shop. Troy Twitchell, one of Cianbro’s welding instructors, works with students to develop their hand-eye coordination and their technical skills. Partnerships with welding training schools have also flourished throughout the organization with Recruiters from all regions visiting technical high schools and post secondary schools delivering presentations on the realities of working in construction. Presentations are held throughout the school year when Cianbro is actively looking for trainees, and even when the company is not recruiting, all in an effort to educate and inspire students to consider working in the construction industry. Such presentations reinforce lessons that instructors are giving to these students in preparation for the expectations that employers have of skilled trades people. Additionally, recruiters are building relationships with the instructors, encouraging the schools to make a call when a student is discovered who would be a perfect fit for Cianbro. This allows the concept of 24/7 recruitment to thrive. These referrals are a primary source for many of the entry level trainee positions Cianbro looks to fill as the demand for highly trained workers grows within the emerging markets Cianbro ven-
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tures into. Recruiters are also partnering with schools to promote interview skills training and resume writing workshops. The effort allows students to understand how to present themselves, and gives Cianbro recruiters an opportunity to find talent before the youths start knocking on competitor’s doors. The Bloomfield, Connecticut weld shop has several success stories where they have hired team members from high schools and post-secondary schools; spent several weeks fine-tuning their skills in the Welder Trainee program before sending them out to the jobsite to be mentored by welders. Many of these students return to the weld shop to expand upon their welding skills, gaining pipe welding certifications as well as specialty metal welding certifications. Those with strong math aptitudes are frequently cross-trained as pipefitters and given the opportunity to become a Fitter/ Welder which enhances their ability to stay on projects longer and reap the rewards associated with having a multi-trade skill set. Cianbro is also very involved in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Craft Championships every year. Cianbro Institute coordinates with ABC to bring in local construction companies to demonstrate skills, and actively engage high school students in their trade specialty. Cianbro’s contributions to students include introductions to key construction skills such as rigging, signaling, welding, crane operating, and instrumentation fitting -- all provided by Cianbro’s highly skilled team members. Cianbro has also partnered with local high schools and other ABC member companies to develop a craft curriculum for students in a traditional high school setting. The curriculum provides skills that students can use to gain employment without the benefit of a technical high school education or post secondary schooling. The Mid-Atlantic Training group is developing a new partnership program with Anne Arundel Work Force Development group. The goal is to train people in the workforce who are looking for new careers in construction. This includes 20, 30, and 40 year old candidates who have previous experience in warehouse settings, small equipment operation, and some welding experience. The training allows the recruits to gain the technical skills that are necessary to fit the needs of large, established construction companies in the area, like Cianbro. Meanwhile, recruiting efforts continue at local trade programs, vocational-technical high schools, and Job Corps, as well as workforce development programs for working adults. Cianbro is successful because of the desire, skills, and adaptability of its people. The team members make up the force that puts Cianbro at the top. Construction will change, markets will come and go, and Cianbro’s people will rely on a tradition of adapting, retraining, and preparing for the future in order to thrive.
Oxford Resort Casino n
By Jon DiCentes
In May of 2011, Cianbro Corporation was awarded a contract to be the Construction Manager for the Oxford Resort Casino construction project. The casino is located in the town of Oxford, Maine along Route 26. Cianbro will manage the construction of the 35,700 square foot building along with the 27 acre site improvement. This casino will be the second within the state. Cianbro also managed the construction of the first casino to be built in Maine, Hollywood Slots, which is located in Bangor. The site package includes clearing stumps and top soil from all 27 acres, building driveways, three parking lots,
constructing large storm water detention ponds, paving, and landscaping. The building is single story and has a conventional steel frame with a pre-fabricated wall system finished with a polymer-based Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS). The casino will resemble a lodge theme with heavy timber trusses covering the port-cochere. The interior finishes also give the casino a lodge atmosphere with faux trusses, cultured stone wall covering, and a see-through fireplace. The casino will have a restaurant, bar, 500 slot machines, and 12 table games. While the building is a fairly common design, the complexity of this project centers around the schedule. Cianbro took over the site package in mid-September,
immediately procuring a concrete subcontractor. The foundations were finished in early October so that the interior of the building can be brought to sub grade and the under slab plumbing and electrical can be installed. Steel erection began in November and the prefabricated wall panel system was completed in December. The roofing scope will follow. This is all in effort to have the building weather tight for the winter, allowing the interior finishes to proceed throughout the early months of 2012. The spring work will consist of finishing touches and final paving, with a grand opening scheduled for Memorial Day weekend of 2012. Cianbro spent time this fall procuring the final trades for the project. Seven subcontractors, with a total of 80 subcontractor employees, have already been through Cianbroâ€™s job specific orientation. The construction will involve approximately 27 different subcontractors and major material suppliers for the Construction Management Team to supervise. Cianbroâ€™s CM team consists of Project Manger Jon DiCentes, Superintendent Brian Larsen, Safety Manager Don Duvall, Project Engineer Bruce Cummings, Office Manager Suzan West, and Cost Engineer Brett Dyer. 4 2,848 Project Safe Hours
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No One is Smarter than All of Us n
By Alan Grover
Anyone who reads through the pages of this magazine will see story after story of Cianbro men and women cooperating with clients, subs, vendors, and most importantly, with each other on the way toward the completion of significant projects across the country. A reliance on cooperation is one of the core values within Cianbro’s culture, a principle that is framed by the well-known motto which is seen, in writing, throughout the company: “No One is Smarter than All of Us.” “That saying came from Ralph Knowlton in the late 1960s or early 1970s,” said Cianbro Co-Founder Ken Cianchette. Ken’s brother, fellow co-founder Bud Cianchette, had hired Knowlton away from the Associated General Contractors of Maine, after Bud’s tenure as national AGC President. “Ralph was Bud’s right hand man, and coming up with slogans was one of Ralph’s talents,” Ken remembered. “The company was much smaller then, and we were beginning to focus on the principles that the company was operating on and we were communicating those principles. We knew then that the right way to go was with the team concept. And one day, Ralph started to print up framed copies of the saying, and hanging them in our conference rooms.” Ken gives Cianbro Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue credit for leading the way toward making the team concept one of Cianbro’s most recognizable values. “The founders wanted to make sure that members of the company were not afraid to talk,” said Ken. “Everybody has something to add. Innovation is how you succeed, and innovation can come from anyone. Pete has done a good job pointing out that this is part of Cianbro’s culture.” Now, more than 40 years after the motto was invented, Pete Vigue regularly talks about how the team concept is the source of Cianbro’s ongoing success. “I think it’s really important that we understand how this company is structured, how it’s owned, and how we go about doing our business,” said Pete. “It is truly about the team. It’s about every one of us. The ownership of the company is owned by the team members of the organization. We know and understand that, as a company, we’re in the service industry, and that we have multitudes of clients and customers that depend on us to satisfy their needs – whether it’s in a paper mill or on a transportation project, whether it’s in a refinery, whether it’s in a food and beverage facility working for an entity that bottles water – those clients and customers depend on all of us. It’s not about one of us. There is no genius in the company that has all
the answers, or has the capacity to do the work. It’s about all of us working collectively and working together that really allows the company to continue.” No time in the company’s history has the reliance on teamwork been more important than the past three years of lingering recession in the worldwide economy. Cianbro has managed to stay profitable during the lean years while still upholding important goals such as making contributions to the company’s profit sharing program. One of the reasons for that success, says Vigue, is the atmosphere that the company encourages in which team members are allowed to make mistakes, to learn from those mistakes, to communicate the mistakes openly with one another, and to support one another with the knowledge that is gained. “How have we accomplished so much, even during the worst recession since The Great Depression? We did it by working together, by understanding our shortcomings and by looking to improve continuously, not only as individuals but as a company,” Pete said. “And I feel far more comfortable about that model than any other model that exists. Certainly, I believe that the people of this company are the people who make it successful every day. And I want them to be enthusiastic about their accomplishments, and also about the future and what they are capable of achieving. The way to do it, certainly, is to work together as a team and share their shortcomings and their individual learning and do that without being threatened or challenged.” Another advantage derived from the will-
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ingness to recognize every team member’s skills and contributions is the company’s ability to stockpile talent. Vigue points out that Cianbro has been able to take on some very complicated and difficult projects over the years which other contractors have turned down. It’s Cianbro’s team of diverse skills, of people that have the ability to work together and support one another, which allows the company to accomplish some very difficult tasks in a very successful manner. “And we’ve had a little fun doing it, too,” said Pete, “while helping to create that image that we are in fact the go to company within our industry for dealing with difficult, complicated tasks. We also strive to present ourselves as the company that participates in the construction industry in a very diverse way, not a single way. Whether it’s the modular business, whether it’s the fabrication business, the heavy construction industry – every one of the industries that we participate in -- it’s important, that we become a leader, that we become the go to company. It’s also important for the industry, and for our team, to recognize that what is behind this ability to accomplish great goals is nothing more than the people who work in this organization, who create that atmosphere of trust and confidence in one another which allows us to do extraordinary things. I believe diversity is our strength, and the willingness to accept the diverse contributions of all team members has made us successful in the past, and it is what will make us successful in the future.” With such an emphasis on drawing upon the diverse skills of all team members, Pete
is vocal about the need to look toward the future with a willingness to learn new skills and to take on additional business activities. He predicts that the company will only be successful in the long term if Cianbro approaches the future with an open mind, a willingness to adjust, to take on new challenges and new opportunities, and to look at the world differently perhaps than some of the company’s competitors who might be unwilling to step out of the comfort zone. “I think in the recent past, we’ve done a great job,” said Vigue. “If you just look back
“The people of this company have the ability and the willingness to work as a team, regardless of what the challenges are. They continue to do it, day after day. And for that, I am extremely grateful, and I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments.” Pete Vigue, Chairman and CEO at some of the things that we’re doing that perhaps in the past we didn’t do a lot of – The transmission and distribution business is a new area for us; the electrical substation business is obviously something we’ve been doing more and more and have been very successful at accomplishing; the position of entering into the healthcare industry is new; engaging in the construction management business has borne rewards; as well as following up on energy-related activities in renewable electrical energy; and also not forgetting the fact that from time to time we’ll have opportunities in the maritime industry. So, those are just a few things that we’ve done in recent years that clearly outline the willingness of our people to gain new skills and take on new types of business beyond our traditional heavy industrial and transportation business.” And so, Ralph Knowlton’s motto echoes through the decades in conference rooms throughout Cianbro, reminding all team members that they are encouraged to contribute their knowledge, skill and innovations on a daily basis. “The people of this company have the ability and the willingness to work as a team, regardless of what the challenges are,” Pete said. “They continue to do it, day after day. And for that, I am extremely grateful, and I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments.”
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Leading with Safety n
By Becky Thibodaux
In October, the Cianbro Institute put on a Leading with Safety workshop. The session was based on the use of behavioral tools like the ABC analysis (Antecedents, Behavior, Consequences) which helps us to understand why people do what they do, and CAREing (Credibility, Action, Resolve and Engagement) leadership. This workshop was designed to provide a jumpstart to help get the company back on track with safety goals and to show Cianbro’s leaders how to lead by making safety personal. Cianbro’s safety team knows that the company can only get to the next step in safety, on the journey to zero injuries, by reinforcing the safety expectations with Cianbro’s leaders. Each safety leader sets the culture for the company and for the team members under their care. Cianbro will only succeed when every leader has an emotional commitment to safety. This proven method that was brought to the Leading with Safety workshop session shows that the prerequisites for success include caring about the people you work with, and getting to know them. Cianbro’s Wind Energy Services General Manager, Parker Hadlock, was among the company leaders who took part in the session. “We all have been mystified sometimes when we look at an injury at face value and say: how could they have done that? The ABC analysis looks at the antecedents and consequences of at-risk behavior, and creates a clearer understanding of leadership’s role in setting the environment in which our teams work and the behaviors we encourage,” said Parker. “It was eye opening to me, especially
Starcon team members display family photos on I.D. badges as it relates to the unintended messages we send by our actions.” During the workshop, each leader developed a personal safety plan outlining how they would demonstrate caring leadership. Personal badges were created for each participant, which included photos of their spouse, children or friends. These badges serve as personal reminders of the reasons for working safely. “The Leading with Safety workshop elevated our safety focus as a company,” said Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue. “The program gave us a new perspective on improving our performance by convincing us to look beyond incidents and to focus on exposure. The program gets participants to understand what safety means to each of us, personally. By focusing on exposures and feeling a personal connection, we will be able to provide a climate that is safer, more productive, and more collaborative.”
Ricker’s Wharf Tool Crib n
By Vanessa Davis
Prior to the summer of 2011, projects in the Northern New England Region relied on the company’s Pittsfield, Maine location for equipment and tool needs. Many of these jobsites have been well over 100 miles away from Cianbro’s Pittsfield and Bloomfield, Connecticut facilities. Senior Project Manager Tharryn Smith recognized the potential impact that transportation costs could have on smaller projects within the region. “Reducing the distance that equipment and tools have to travel to a project reduces the cost of both for that project,” said Tharryn. “It also reduces the amount of external rentals that are necessary because the equipment and tools are right here. By reducing the cost, we improve profit margins on existing projects and become more competitive in the bidding process.” Tharryn contacted Assistant Equipment/Yard Superintendent Cecil “Buddy” Kershner to discuss the subject. At first, the idea was to create a “holding area” for equipment and tools that were often utilized on short term projects managed from Cianbro’s Ricker’s Wharf Facility. At a minimum, both Tharryn and Buddy agreed there was money to be saved by housing select equipment and tools at Ricker’s Wharf. To start, Tharryn selected a crew led
A sample of inventory at Ricker’s Wharf Tool Crib by Jeff Gilbert to utilize surplus material to build shelving and a fenced-in tool crib at Ricker’s Wharf. After several more meetings, the decision was made to incorporate a facility at Ricker’s Wharf to be managed by the Equipment Group. The only thing left to do was decide who would run it. According to Buddy Kershner, “The obvious choice was Jeff Gilbert. Jeff immediately bought into the concept we were attempting to create. His effort and enthusiasm turned the idea into a reality.” A crew at Ricker’s Wharf worked hard to prepare and stock the warehouse with equipment, tools, and consumables. The crew included Construction Worker Jeff Stackpole and Inventory Workers John
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Clifford, Scott Ludden and Jerry Upton. A few weeks and many truckloads later, the Ricker’s Wharf Tool Crib was ready for business. The inventory of the tool crib contains the basic equipment that might be needed for a job, including an aerial lift and boom truck. “It is truly a huge success in my opinion,” said General Foreman Bill Van Voorhis. “A good number of our jobs are semiemergency in nature, requiring crews, tools, and equipment being ready to work the next morning or even that same night. This is now more cost-effective with the small tools and equipment at Ricker’s Wharf. Jeff Gilbert has done an outstanding job with organizing and operating this facility, as well as keeping his driver Jeff Stackpole delivering tools and materials to jobs in an efficient manner. It is a huge help to small jobs in the southern Maine/New Hampshire area”. Project Superintendent Gary Taylor said, “The tool crib has been a tremendous help in tooling the small jobs in the area…it also saves the client transportation costs. For example, we were called once to Newington Energy on a Sunday to repair a leak in their boiler. Jeff Gilbert and Jeff Stackpole answered the call and we had the needed tools at the site in only a few hours.” In today’s economy, remaining highlycompetitive is a necessity. The teamwork and can-do attitude illustrated by the team members responsible for developing the Ricker’s Wharf Tool Crib are the kind of qualities that allow Cianbro to remain competitive in a tough market.
Howland DesignBuild Bridge Project n
By Andrew Hallett and Archie Wheaton
A lot has been accomplished since work began on the new Piscataquis River Bridge in Howland, Maine in October of 2010. The Cianbro Corporation team has completed 70 percent of the roadway work, and all of the substructure work. The main goal of the team for 2011 was erecting the steel superstructure of the bridge to be in place before January of 2012. Due to the fact that the Howland Bridge project is a designbuild project for the Maine Department of Transportation, there were many unfamiliar challenges that arose during the spring and summer of 2011. Some of the challenges the team had to overcome were utility coordination, right of way requirements, and significant design changes. Each of these presented considerable impacts to the job’s schedule, budget, or both. The project management team needed to utilize their innovative aptitude to develop an aggressive schedule to bring the project back on track. Cianbro’s skilled, hardworking team responded willingly and diligently, resulting in the successful installation of 100% of the 2,593 cubic yards of bridge substructure in record time. To top it all off, the work was performed with zero incidents. A very notable accomplishment of the project was the team’s installation of bridge pier number two. This consisted of cofferdam installation, excavation to ledge, concrete seal placement, footing placement, pier stem placement, and removal of cofferdam in just 33 days. This was a great effort by the crew onsite. The project team looked forward to bridge steel arriving in early November of 2011. Remaining work for the 2011 season included the installation of the bridge bearings, the bridge steel superstructure, and water and sewer lines on the new bridge. Thanks to the crew’s efforts for the 2011 spring and summer months, the project is now in great shape to meet our contract completion date of December 7, 2012, safely, and with a high quality product for our client. Cianbro team members currently at the Howland Bridge Project include: Danny Williams, Kevin Crowell, Danny McPheters, Kim Tozier, Jason Evasius, Richard Brown, Jeremy Kyllonen, Doug McPheters, Keith Ryder, Dale Smith, Phillip Smith, Elizabeth Tyler, Jonathan Wheaton, Tennayeh Rossignol, Bob Higgins, Jim LePage, Archie Wheaton, and Andrew Hallett.
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SNE Alters Pipeline for Magellan n
By Bob Gann
The long-awaited upgrade to the Q Bridge on the I-95 corridor has resulted in work for Cianbro Corporation from a variety of different clients. The Southern New England (SNE) team has not only completed their phase of the bridge work, but also has been awarded new projects from local companies who are being affected by the placement of the new bridge. The area surrounding this section of the I-95 corridor is home to many businesses that supply gas, diesel and heating oil throughout Connecticut and the Northeast. Companies like Cianbro client, Magellan Midstream Partners, need to relocate pipelines to accommodate the new footprint of one of the bridge’s piers. Having worked closely with Cianbro in the past, Magellan awarded the project to the SNE team. Work began in June of 2011 with the shipment of piping to Cianbro’s Bloomfield yard where preassembly and hydrostatic testing was completed. In August, the project moved on site to New Haven where crews installed sheet pile walls utilizing a 270 Excavator and EVM 400 Vibro-hammer due to low head clearances. The team excavated more than 1,600 yards of material from the site. Additionally, the pipeline was constructed below the area’s water table, requiring the team to pump 1,839,400 gallons of water from the excavation. The water was pumped to a wastewater treatment facility 1,100 feet away. Once the ground was excavated, the team was able to install the piping that would take oil from ships docked in the harbor to one of many storage tanks in the yard. The team installed almost 491 feet of ships line pipe in 10 inch and 12 inch diameters. Additionally, the client included work to install piping for future lines since demand for fuel in the area is expected to increase. This work included an additional 415 feet of piping that was composed of 12 and 16 inch pipe. During the construction, 88 welds requiring radiography (RT) were made with an unprecedented pass rate of 98 percent. This work required five hot taps of existing gasoline and diesel lines. As a result, specialty welders were needed to perform this procedure. Due to Starcon’s experience in making these types of welds, Cianbro called on Starcon to help in this effort. In order to perform these special hot tap welds, the existing lines had to be cleared of all pre-existing residue using several methods which included blowing out the lines, vacuuming the lines, and cold cutting to ensure the work was completed safely. This fast paced project began in June and was completed by the middle of October. It consisted of 8,338 work hours with no reportable or recordable injuries on the jobsite. The project was completed with the diligent efforts of the following team members: Nick Drake, Shawn Bryant, Josh Sault, Ben Weingarden, Jim Rusconi, Kyle Chapman, Mark Chapman, Oren Ferris, Wilfredo Nieves and Ken Hawkes being led by the management team of Jeremy Mace, General Foreman; Bob Gann, Project Engineer; and Scott Tierney, Project Manager. Additionally, Starcon welders Gustavo Pacheco and Ronnie Wyatt Jr. joined the project team.
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Partnering to Promote Health and Wellness n
By Andrea Pelletier
Since Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program was implemented, many team members and spouses have lost weight, lowered their blood pressure, quit smoking, increased their activity, improved their cholesterol…the list goes on and on. Team members and spouses have partnered with health coaches to tackle unhealthy habits and make a difference toward better health. Not only does this increase quality of life, but team members are also saving money by avoiding the costs of treating diseases and illnesses that can be prevented. Because of this partnership and support from team members and spouses, Cianbro’s health benefits have not been impacted as much as many other companies have experienced. Cianbro will continue to support the team and build upon the success of the Healthy LifeStyle Program. This year, the company has offered two new components. Cianbro’s New Condition Management Program is off to a great start! Cianbro introduced the Condition Management Program in 2011 - an extension of the current Healthy LifeStyle Program. The Condition Management Program helps individuals with a previously diagnosed illness (diabetes, heart disease, lower back
Alan Goepner gets a check up from Health Coach Tricia Hanley-Goodwin pain and metabolic syndrome) to manage the condition in the best way possible to live enjoyable, productive lives. From an anonymous participant: “I am a long term type 2 diabetic with many of the unwanted complications of the disease. I always felt I was doing everything right but still getting it wrong. Then I had a heart attack last summer that left me confused and upset about my health. I have wonderful doctors but knew they could not provide me with the tools I need to rethink my disease and condition. I was sinking fast into depression. The Condition Management Program was a godsend! Thru the program I have interaction with a truly objective nurse manager, Tyler Tyburski, who has helped me see my disease as it is. He has helped me to set achievable goals that apply to my conditions. This keeps me motivated because it is not the ‘one size fits all’ guidelines that often come
with chronic diseases. With that in mind, Tyler has dispelled some of the fears I have had. I no longer feel held back by things I cannot change. I feel confident, with a renewed determination to make the best out of what I can and improve the quality of my life.” Team members and spouses identified as having diabetes, heart disease, lower back pain or metabolic syndrome will be contacted by a health coach and introduced to the condition management (CM) nurse. The CM nurse will help the participant understand their choices to slow or reverse the impact of their condition and encourage them to make changes that will impact their family’s health and financial wellbeing. To find out more about this program, talk to your health coach or call the CM nurse at (800) 575-6537. Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program Invites Children to get Healthy Parents play an important role in influencing their children’s health and exercise habits. The behaviors that are modeled to children will follow them into adulthood. As an extension of the Healthy LifeStyle Program, children are being invited to take part in their parent’s encounter with a health coach. Not only will the parent’s wellness record be updated, but age specific topics and activities for their children will be incorporated into the encounter. The goal is to help educate children on nutrition, exercise, and other areas of wellness and perhaps influence them to make healthy choices. Find out more by talking with your health coach, (800) 575-6537.
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The Mystic Bridge Project began Phase Two of this project in December of 2011. Throughout the summer and fall, Project Superintendent Matt Hebert, along with Structural Engineer Kevin Donovan and Mechanical Engineer Joanna Pyun, worked diligently to prepare for the upcoming bascule truss rehabilitation work, scheduled to take place in early 2012. A small crew consisting of Tod Parisek, Kyle Chapman, Todd Fulmer, Jamie Fulmer, and Don Fulmer, worked hard to make miscellaneous steel repairs that are accessible either from the underside of the deck and not in the navigable channel, or from a personnel lift on the deck. Crane Operator Doug Sandin has helped out on a part-time basis when the team needed a pick. Recently, the crew also completed some concrete patch repairs and began installing the temporary shoring that will become part of this season’s jacking program. This work will include a precision survey, jacking the bridge, inspection, replacing the trunnion bearing bases, bushings, and sleeves, replacing the counterweight trunnion pins, and replacing the balance links. Cianbro Design 22
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Engineers Bob Courtney, Alan Fisher, James Browne, Erin Susi, and Tom Gilbert are working closely with the jobsite and with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and ConnDOT’s consultants to ensure that Cianbro’s plan is solid. Safety Supervisor Kris Ballard and Regional Engineer Kim Sieber are on board to help with the project’s day-to-day needs. Special thanks to Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation for their efforts in accommodating the emergency steel repairs which were identified by ConnDOT after the bridge steel blasting and painting was completed in April of 2011. 4 17,804 Project Safe Hours
Securing Future Opportunities A Total Team Effort n
By Rebecca Daly
The responsibility of Cianbro’s Business Development Team is to identify and help to secure future opportunities for the continued success and growth of the company. Business Development team members uphold that responsibility by engaging a host of people while targeting particular opportunities, submitting qualifications, and developing proposals. The future success of an opportunity is due to a variety of Cianbro team members, including the Business Development Team, which contributes valuable insight, a breadth of knowledge, and a collective 175 years of service to Cianbro. Business Development Vice President Peter Cianchette leads the team, engaging in company-wide opportunities while supporting the initiatives of each region and business unit as well as out-ofregion initiatives. The members of the Business Development Team focus on opportunities in geographic regions and business units consisting of: • Northern New England Region – Doug Moore and Devon Nadeau
• Southern New England Region – Tim Vigue, Ed McCormick, and Laura Schmelter • Mid Atlantic Region – Mike McGeady and Patti Mikeska • Transmission & Distribution – John Donleavy
• Wind Energy Services – Parker Hadlock, Chad Allen, and Bill Follett • Cianbro Constructors – Brad Weiland and Anita Verrill • Starcon International – Michael Golla, Jim Osicka, Gregg Kobe, Al Kimmel, and Lisa McPhail
Additional members of the Business Development Team support company-wide opportunities and the initiatives of each region and business unit. These additional members include: • Creative Services – Mike Brooks, Chris Karlen, Stephen Malatesta, and Ashley Nesbit • Corporate Proposal Team – Rebecca Daly and Jennifer Lord
• Corporate Administrative & Research Support – Jessica Kandel The Business Development Team must understand the capabilities of every internal department, and must have the ability to
Business Development team members: Rebecca Daly, Mike Brooks, and Jennifer Lord convey Cianbro’s business operations to key stakeholders in the construction industry. Cianbro’s goal is to meet and exceed client expectations. To help set that effort in motion at the outset of an opportunity, the BD team collaborates with all of Cianbro’s internal departments, including Operations (Construction, Fabrication and Coating, Modular Manufacturing, and the Equipment Group), Estimating, Temporary Design, Safety, Human Resources, Training (The Cianbro Institute), Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Purchasing, Procurement, Contracts, Finance, Information Technology, Organizational Development, Public Relations, and External Affairs. Whether it is an introductory sales call, submittal of Cianbro’s Statement of Qualifications or a proposal, or a presentation of the company’s capabilities, the Business Development Team possesses years of experience and extensive knowledge of Cianbro’s potential for success. By engaging Cianbro’s internal teams, the process of identifying and securing future opportunities becomes a total team effort. Cianbro’s people take great pride in who they are, what they do, and in the success they achieve. None of it can be accomplished without team work. The Business Development Team acknowledges this by engaging team members early in the process. Whether a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the industry, each team member offers individual knowledge, skills, and abilities. Every challenge is an opportunity and Cianbro’s innovative construction professionals reveal personal dedication, commitment, and a cando spirit that has kept Cianbro’s backlog intact for 62 years. When that victory bell sounds, signaling the success of a bid, a moment of pride rings in all of us.
Cianbro/Middlesex Completes the Brightman Street Bridge Replacement Project By David Schill The summer of 2011 was the summer of many milestones at the Brightman Street Bridge project in Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. With newly appointed Project Manager David Schill at the helm, this four year joint venture effort between Cianbro and Middlesex Corporation headed towards the finish line. Construction on this project started for the Joint Venture in 2007 with the major construction phases originally scheduled for completion by December of 2010. Numerous design modifications and change orders on the original contract resulted in extending the work to be completed by the end of 2011. The state of Massachusetts held a Grand Opening Ceremony on September 11th, 2011, and the career of one of the largest four-leaf bascule bridges in the country had begun. The opening ceremonies included a dedication of the new bike path, a small parade including a marching band from the local Fall River High School, numerous speeches by local politicians including Governor Deval Patrick, and a stroll by thousands of local residents over the bridge. VIPs included Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue, and Robert Pereira, President of Middlesex Corporation. After the ceremony, the eastbound side of the bridge was open to traffic and the next phase of site work started. By October 11th, the westbound side of the bridge was open to traffic, allowing the team to close the old Brightman Street Bridge. Once traffic was traveling over the new structure, local traffic was diverted and the final stage of site work began. The team worked to complete modifications to old Route 6 and Route 79 prior to the onset of seasonal weather restrictions. The construction schedule was condensed from three months to six weeks in order to achieve the new goals. There is still a significant amount of additional work to be n
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finished in the coming weeks. This extra work includes a new closed circuit television system, a revised diesel generator package, a new oil water separation system, a new scour protection system, new armoring over the two new submarine cables, and the proposed demolition of the old Brightman Street Bridge. The team has been working diligently with the owner: the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the designer, HNTB, to help finalize these work packets and close out the project in a timely fashion. â€œIt has truly been a team effort by everyone to open this bridge and complete the construction phase of this project this year,â€? said MassDOT Chief Inspector Paul Washburn. Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the Cianbro / Middlesex team in cooperation with the state of Massachusetts, the brilliant new span will serve the citizens of the region for generations to come. 4 566,818 Project Safe Hours
Rumford Area Transmission and Substation Projects n
By Vanessa Davis
Maine’s aging power infrastructure, long due for considerable renovations and additions, has been the focus of a massive upgrade in recent months. Between the summers of 2010 and 2011, Cianbro’s Transmission and Distribution group had the opportunity to be involved in four substantial projects related to the upgrade. The projects all took place in the vicinity of Rumford, Maine. Each of the four projects was awarded and managed through separate contracts and owners; however, all of the projects were linked by way of design. The parties involved in the projects along with Cianbro included Central Maine Power Company, NewPage Corporation, Brookfield Renewable Power Inc., Power Engineers
of 2010. Construction began in the fall of 2010, and included a complete rebuild of CMP’s 115/34.5kV Rumford Substation, along with T-Line reconfigurations. The transmission line work included swinging two existing lines (Sections 228 and 211) into existing substation bays, and incorporating a phase roll of the S211 line at the Woodstock Substation. Specific belowgrade work activities included the replacement of equipment and control house foundations, as well as two cast-in-place concrete retaining walls, cable trench, and installation of underground utilities. Above grade work activities included the replacement of all high voltage equipment and conductors, and the fit-out of the new control house. Shortly after the CMP Rumford Substation project began, the New Page
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Inc., Stantec Engineering Inc., Phasor Engineering Services, LLC., and Maine Communications. The success of the projects depended on diligent coordination, planning, and communication between each of the parties, and Cianbro proved to be the perfect vehicle for navigating these channels. The first project to begin was the Central Maine Power (CMP) Rumford 115kV Substation, which was awarded to Cianbro through a reverse auction in the summer
Rumford Falls Hydro Interconnect Substation/Lower Hydro Switchgear project was awarded to Cianbro through a continued relationship with the owner. Project Superintendent Lenny Jackson operated as a consultant for the owner during the project planning stage. Construction for this project included the complete build-out of a 115/46kV Substation, installation of a switchgear located at Brookfield Power’s Lower Hydro facility, and the replacement of a 115kV circuit breaker at New
Page’s TMP Switching Station. Below grade construction included the placement of all equipment foundations, installation of underground utilities, and a redi-block retaining wall at the Brookfield Lower Hydro Facility that also required sheet pile driving. Tying the substations together was CMP’s S218 Line. Cianbro worked together with Power Engineers and CMP, to successfully relocate the line. Construction activities for this project included the drilling and installation of a nine foot by 24 foot deep caisson foundation, erection of a 95 foot Gang Operated Air Break Switch (GOAB) structure, and the reconfiguration of the existing S128 conductors and fiber optics. CMP’s S243 Line tied the CMP Rumford Substation to the Rumford Industrial Park Substation, located one mile away. Work on this section of line was awarded to Cianbro through a competitive bid process in early 2011. The S243 transmission line project consisted of clearing one mile of right of way along an existing right of way, installing single pole structures, and pulling 1113 ASCR or “bluejay” conductor from the CMP Rumford 115kV substation, across the Androscoggin River, along the right of way, and finally terminating the line at the Rumford Industrial Park. The rough terrain and the wet spring made for a good trial for the team to overcome and gain experience. A dominant challenge that presented itself with the Rumford area projects was the diversity of owners, firms, and companies involved. Cianbro was able to manage the challenge through communication and planning, and found new opportunities along the way, such as sharing resources, equipment, tools, people, and information. The brutal winter, soggy spring, and rough terrain also proved to be a test for the Civil and T-Line construction crews, but team members persevered. The whole team deserves warm commendations for their proactive attitude, willing spirit, and strong focus on safety, quality, and production. The skills, education, and adaptability of all of the team members who were involved were made obvious by the success of these projects.
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By Stephanie Cote
The Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) Central Loop Project celebrated its one year anniversary at the end of December. As Cianbro and Irby became one over the course of the year, team members learned lessons, bonded with one another, reached milestones, and celebrated successes. With safety as the number one priority, team members actively practiced caring for one another as a way for all to remain safe while working on the project. Actively caring encourages team members to take ownership and responsibility for a fellow team member’s safety. Planning, hazard identification and mitigation remain a daily practice. Team members continue to review and share lessons learned with one another. Cianbro Accident Prevention Process (CAPP) card observations keep team members alert and aware of potential dangers associated with their work and surroundings. The joint venture prepared its jobsites, equipment, and team members for safe and efficient operations during the winter months. Project superintendents and safety personnel reviewed Lessons Learned data from the previous two years of T&D projects and team members implemented action items from those lessons. Team members also shared the hazards associated with winter work conditions on the right-of-way to help eliminate incidents. The joint venture’s winterization efforts extend beyond operations. Special attention must be paid to Mother Nature. Environmental best management practices and winterization controls are crucial in preparing for the spring thaw. To comply with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), double erosion control measures are required protocol for winter months. That translates to winter rye and hay mulch down in areas that will lay idle for more than seven days, and double sediment/erosion control barriers for areas within 100 feet of any natural resources. Erosion control mix berms are the preferred method for erosion control during winter months, since frozen ground prevents proper installation of hay bales and silt fencing. Joint venture environmental inspectors travel the right-of-ways daily to make sure the erosion controls are in place and operating adequately. All aspects of the transmission line construction are under the microscope. Quality control team members keep a sharp eye on the work product to ensure specifications are enforced and proper documentation is completed. Construction specifications guide the final product for every aspect of the process, from excavation to turning
Steve Music, Tom Dodge, and Tim Washburn frame a three pole structure on Section 72 in Lewiston, Maine
Eric Willett runs rope through a static block the last bolt. The client is pleased with the team’s attention to detail and the joint venture’s quality of work remains good overall. To date, quality control turnover packages are complete for sections 88, 72, 375/375T, 62 and 64. All team members share ownership of community relations efforts. It begins with being a good neighbor; keeping abutting landowners informed of the construction schedule, and providing them with one point of contact if concerns arise. Developing relationships with private access owners keeps the project in good standing and allows progress to be made without interruption. Coordination is underway with snowmobile clubs to accommodate winter recreation around construction activities in the corridor. Trails will be rerouted throughout the season to keep snowmobilers safe and construction on schedule. From Windsor to Farmingdale, Section 60, a 115 kV rebuild, is right on schedule for completion of phase one by the end of January 2012. The tower replacements on Brown’s Island, located in the Kennebec River, met completion in mid-December. Preparing for and performing this island work was logistically challenging. To avoid being held hostage to the rolling tide, Cianbro’s Manitowoc 4100 performed the work by utilizing a 40 foot trestle built adjacent to the island. Activity on the island complied with all Maine DEP and Army Corps of Engineer permits, as well as the Endangered Species Act. Environmental plans included accom-
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modating two osprey nests, enforcing zero turbidity, arranging for proper disposal of lead paint as part of the tower demolition, and hydro-acoustic monitoring during the pile driving process. After demolition of the existing towers, eight drilled pier concrete foundations were installed to accommodate the two double circuit lattice towers. Concrete was delivered to the barge via a pump truck located on shore; from there the concrete was transferred in buckets to the island by the 4100. This particular mix needed a seven day curing process before steel could meet concrete. Twenty eight days later, the concrete cured enough to allow for stringing the conductor. A crew of 20 preassembled the steel lattice towers in sections from a nearby waterfront yard in Randolph, Maine. Each section was loaded onto the barge and transported up river. The 4100 lifted each tower section onto the island. At 170 feet and 190 feet, these two double circuit towers are a highly visible example of the Joint Venture’s planning and hard work. Construction on section 269 in the towns of Farmingdale, West Gardiner, Litchfield, and Monmouth is underway and will continue through the Winter of 2012. Section 251 in Livermore Falls and Leeds was ongoing throughout the summer. Progress will place the team in Greene and Lewiston through the winter. The team also safely completed Sections 375/375T, 62, and 64 transmission line rebuilds. This 115 kV and 345 kV line relocation will help CMP prepare for the future Surowiec substation expansion, because existing lines were directly in the path of the substation expansion footprint. Cianbro Irby’s scope of work involved the installation and demolition of both temporary and permanent structures to reroute the electrical current and eliminate power interruption during the substation expansion project.
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By Hank Dunn
For many years, Cianbro’s impressive reputation as a contractor has been credited, in part, to the willingness and ability to branch out into different market sectors while being challenged with new protocol. When Cianbro approaches potential clients for the first time, some are unaware of the company’s diversified experience. That has been true within the healthcare industry…until now. Industry leaders are now beginning to recognize the Cianbro name, thanks to the company’s growing resume of achievements in healthcare construction. The short history starts with a snapshot of Cianbro’s successes in other construction markets. For decades, the company’s ability to manage numerous projects with complex systems (shut downs, tie-ins, phasing, logistics and safety concerns) has trained our workforce well for these same challenges that are faced in the healthcare industry. Cianbro has been active in healthcare construction for nearly 20 years, but during the last several years, Cianbro has focused increasingly on the healthcare market. Part of that growth has been due to Cianbro’s successful strategic partnership with Brasfield & Gorrie, which is a top ranked national Healthcare builder. The combined strengths of these partners -- local knowledge and national healthcare experience -- have allowed Cianbro and Brasfield & Gorrie to compete against market leaders in the industry. People are at the heart of success in each of Cianbro’s markets and healthcare is no exception. To grow the company’s workforce and experience, Cianbro continues to develop in-house training that focuses on the special requirements of healthcare construction. In short, patient safety joins team member safety as a top concern. Team members Garry Sawtelle, Hank Dunn, Red Webster and Ben Hall have taken advantage of Brasfield & Gorrie’s annual healthcare training programs. This is all in an effort to develop team members’ healthcare-specific skills as Cianbro grows within this market sector. Currently, Cianbro’s Healthcare Construction Projects include: • Emergency Department Renovation for Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington, Maine • Inpatient wing addition (Pre-construction) at the Sebasticook Valley Health Center, Pittsfield, Maine • Utility projects for Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Tower project, Bangor, Maine • Outpatient MRI for American Health Centers, Inc., Portsmouth, New Hampshire Notably, all of these projects are for repeat clients.
By Bill Follett, Jr.
For more than a year, the Cianbro Wind Energy team has been penetrating the offshore wind energy market while developing relationships and opportunities in this expanding field. The offshore wind industry is growing at a rapid pace in Northern Europe, creating an economic boom in port cities in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Germany. The interest in the United States continues to grow as the European market reaps the benefit of this green energy technology, both in terms of job creation and energy independence from fossil fuels. America’s east coast is an ideal location for wind production, with strong and consistent offshore winds as well as a high population density. The opportunities that Cianbro sees in this industry are diverse and mesh well with Cianbro’s core competencies: transmission and distribution, steel fabrication, substation construction, turbine installation and maintenance, vessel repair, and project logistical support. Cianbro is actively working with both public and private developers to move this industry forward in the United States Recently, Cianbro team members Parker Hadlock, Mike McGeady, and Bill Follett attended the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. This conference focused exclusively on the Offshore Wind Industry, and brought together companies and government agencies from around the nation and the world with the goal of developing the industry here in the United States. Cianbro is also a member of the DeepCWind consortium, a cutting edge Research and Development program led by the University of Maine. The goal of the DeepCWind Consortium is to advance the development of floating offshore wind turbines while reducing the cost of offshore wind energy. Cianbro’s role as lead advisor on construction and marine operations brings the company’s valuable hands-on experience to the DeepCWind team. This knowledge and the University’s research and design efforts are the key contributions toward meeting the goals of this first-in-the-nation program. Cianbro is embedded within the offshore wind industry now, and continues to meet with developers and suppliers on the Eastern seaboard to explore opportunities and future collaborations.
Mike Goucher and the Cianbro team at Eastern Maine Medical Center were recently praised by the hospital for preparations made before Hurricane Irene. Cianbro’s customers notice the company’s efforts to provide value, which helps to retain and add clients in this very strategic and selective industry. Cianbro looks forward to growing the healthcare team as the company continues to earn and build a solid reputation for success.
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Equal Employment Opportunity & Workplace Harassment Policy Cianbro is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on marital status, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, disability, or sexual orientation. We are also committed to employing and advancing qualified veterans and disabled veterans. IT IS THE POLICY OF CIANBRO TO: (1) prohibit illegal discrimination against any Cianbro team member or applicant; (2) provide an environment free from harassment and prohibit harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment; (3) prohibit retaliation against any team member who files complaints of discrimination or harassment; (4) apply appropriate discipline for any violation of this policy; (5) implement affirmative action to achieve our diversity goals; and (6) employ only U.S. citizens or lawfully authorized alien workers. In addition, all Cianbro team members have the right to work in an environment free from harassment based on marital status, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, disability, or sexual orientation. Harassment of any kind is not only a violation of Cianbro policy, it’s against the law. Cianbro does not allow any form of workplace harassment by its supervisors, workers, subcontractors, or suppliers. Cianbro will take any action necessary to prevent and correct it from happening. Cianbro does not allow team members to physically or verbally harass other team members of the same or different gender. This conduct includes, but is not limited to, display of offensive images, slurs, off-color jokes, or degrading comments concerning marital status, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, disability, or sexual orientation, graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body, and display in the workplace of sexually suggestive or offensive objects or images. Although it may not be anyone’s intent to offend, this behavior is strictly not allowed when it has the effect of offending another team member. Both federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: • submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment;
• submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions; or • such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Cianbro is responsible for its acts and the acts of its supervisory team members with respect to sexual harassment regardless of whether the specific acts complained of were unauthorized or known by Cianbro and regardless of whether we knew or should have known of their occurrence. No supervisor is permitted to threaten or insinuate (either openly or implied) that a team member’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances will in any way influence decisions regarding the team member’s employment, evaluation, wages, advancement, assignment, or any other condition of employment or career advancement. Team members must give management the opportunity to correct the situation in cases of supervisory or co-worker harassment. To help ensure team member safety, please report protection order or personal situation that may compromise workplace safety, to your supervisor. Team members who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against should immediately report their concerns to any of the following: • supervisor • project EEO coordinator • project leader • regional HR manager • Cianbro’s EEO officer • Cianbro’s assistant EEO Officer Cianbro’s EEO officer is Mike Bennett, vice president of human resources, health, safety and environmental. He can be reached at (800) 315-2211, opt. 1, ext. 2318 or (207) 679-2318. Alan Burton, vice president, is Cianbro’s assistant EEO officer and can be reached at (800) 315-2211, opt.1, ext. 2169 or (207) 679-2169. If the complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, contact the Human Rights Commission (or appropriate agency) in your state. It is unlawful for Cianbro to retaliate against anyone who files a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Cianbro’s Renewed Commitment to Accommodating Disabilities Cianbro has had a long standing policy against discrimination in the workplace based on marital status, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, union affiliation, and disability.
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For 2011, Cianbro has renewed its commitment to preventing and prohibiting discrimination against applicants for employment and team members. Moreover, while this in no way diminishes our commitment to preventing and prohibiting all forms of discrimination, we are emphasizing our commitment to employing and advancing otherwise qualified individuals with a disability. Employment, hiring, and advancement is based on the applicant’s or team members ability to perform the essential functions of a position in accordance with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of Cianbro that reasonable accommodation will be made for an otherwise qualified applicant or team member with a disability, unless the accommodation imposes an undue financial or administrative hardship on our operations. Notice of the availability of reasonable accommodation is posted on www.cianbro. com. Applicants are informed at the initial interview that the company does not discriminate against applicants with a disability and has a process for requesting reasonable accommodation. Applicants go through a pre-employment screening process which identifies any needed work modifications based on the applicant’s medical condition. Cianbro routinely makes reasonable work accommodation for applicants and team members as a normal part of our strong safety culture and multi skilled workforce philosophy. Our intent is to identify any needed work modifications up front in order to work everyone safely. Team members are encouraged to request reasonable accommodation, above and beyond the normal work modification process, at any time when such accommodation becomes necessary for employment. Requests should be made verbally or in writing to the disability manager. The request should include a description of the nature and purpose of the accommodation. Assistance will be made available to any team member requiring assistance in identifying an appropriate accommodation or in documenting the reasons why such accommodation is needed. A timely decision will be made by the disability manager after the submission. The effectiveness of the accommodation and the need for changes or additions to the accommodation will be assessed during first month of the team member’s use of the accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests and documentation, discussions, decisions and other matters relative to a team member’s status as a person with a disability will be kept confidential. Applicants and team members have the right to appeal the denial of any accommodation request to the vice president of human resources, health, safety and environmental.
Year Recognitions for 2011 The following team members have each devoted a quarter century of service to Cianbro. Chairman Pete Vigue and Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue offer comments on the contributions that each team member has made toward the company’s success.
Penny-Lynn Abbott Penny has grown up at Cianbro, starting here right out of high school. Her time in the field has positioned her to be an effective and successful staffer. She is always smiling and goes above and beyond to take care of our team members out in the field. Thank you Penny for your service and the support you have graciously shown our team members over the last 25 years! Paul Belanger Paul “Woggy” Belanger is an innovator and a jack of all trades. He is very enthusiastic, yet he brings calmness to the team by clearly communicating with everyone on his team. Thanks, Paul, for your dedication and contributions to the success of Cianbro! Laura Henry Laura has worked her way up through the ranks, beginning as an entry-level team member on numerous jobsites back in the 1980s. Her experience in the field gives her a keen perspective with regard to the team members she now assists daily in her position as Cianbro’s Injury Management Coordinator. Laura, thanks for all your hard work on behalf of the company! John Luckern John is always willing to take on any assignment, anywhere and at anytime. He has a great attitude and mild demeanor. His mechanical talents have been instrumental in various hydro and industrial projects throughout the regions. Keep up the great work!
Scott Ludden Scott has a can-do attitude and strong work ethic. He is willing to do anything to help. He has a strong attention to detail and can fix anything. Scott, thanks for all you bring to the Cianbro team! Thomas Lufkin Tom is very dependable. He is always willing to help out and can jump in and lead work in multiple trades wherever there is a need. Thanks for all of your hard work, Tom!
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Brad Marquis Brad has a great can-do attitude and is always willing to help. He is one of the best mentors for team members when it comes to rigging. He is very safety conscious and always takes the time to show others how to rig safely. Thanks for keeping our team safe. Keep up
Robert Owens I have had the good fortune to work with “Country Bob” several times over the past years. His dedication to our company is outstanding. He is willing to go anywhere and do whatever it takes to help us succeed. He is a tremendous asset to our team and I look forward to working with him for years to come. I am proud to consider him a friend and co-owner of a great company. ~Brian Watson Mike Raven Mike is a hard worker who takes great pride in his work. His positive attitude is infectious. He is the lead instrumentation trainer for NNE and SNE, playing an important role in training the next generation of team members here at Cianbro. Congratulations on 25 years of service! James Rusconi Jim is a teacher and mentor for many people. He has a passion for life-long learning and has extraordinary technical skills. He is well respected and brings a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom to the team. Congratulations, Jim, for 25 great years of service! Tim Vigue Tim is an “out of the box” thinker in every sense. Because of this, he has helped set Cianbro apart from our competition. He is committed to our team and brings passion, enthusiasm and an optimistic view to each new opportunity. Thanks, Tim, for your contributions to the growth of this company! Robert Bouchard Bob is quiet and soft spoken. He has a great attitude and you can always count on him. He is a consistent and high-quality worker. Congratulations on 25 years of service! Jerry Humphrey Jerry is always willing to tackle new and tough assignments. He is very level-headed and can solve problems quickly and efficiently. He is great at thinking outside of the box. Thank you, Jerry, for your dedication and service to Cianbro! C I A N B R O S U M M E R / F A L L C H AT T E R
In Memory of
One of Cianbro’s rising stars passed away on September 10, 2011 at the age of 28 as the result of a highway accident in Swansea, Massachusetts. Project Engineer Tim Carrig of Bristol, Rhode Island, was a key team member at the Brightman Street Bridge Replacement Project in Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. He played an important role in the concrete work for the bascule pier construction at the bridge. After the bascule pier was completed, Tim branched out into other areas of the project, and was helping with punch list items up until the day he lost his life. A special memorial to Tim was part of the Opening Ceremonies at the new bridge on the day after he died.
In Memory of
Veteran Cianbro Superintendent Freeman Brawn passed away on September 29, 2011 after a long illness. Freeman served 30 years with Cianbro, from 1975 until 2005. He started out as an entry-level team member in Maine before working his way up through the ranks to become a foreman, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Freeman spent a third of his career helping to manage Cianbro’s account at Lincoln Pulp and Paper in Lincoln, Maine. His career also included service at Madison Paper in Madison, Maine, and side jobs along the way, such as the maintenance duties at Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington, Maine. Freeman was known as a man who could quickly size up a person accurately. Co-workers described Freeman as having a sympathetic side which was often masked by his gruff exterior -- an exterior that was also part of his personal charm. He had a reputation for being very good at motivating a crew, and his teammates had confidence in his leadership because he had come up through the ranks. Freeman’s son, Matt, is a Cianbro electrician working at the SAPPI mill in Hinckley, Maine.
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In Memory of
Former Cianbro welder Charlie Weaver passed away on Monday morning, October 3, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer. Charlie was a graduate of Kents Hill School, an avid ham radio operator, and a veteran of both the Army and the Navy. He worked for Blue Rock, and as a welder for Cianbro for over 25 years. Renowned for his seamanship, “Buzz” was well known for his green thumb, his love of family, and his sense of humor. He also had a fondness for his Masonic temple and sharing memories from his childhood in Cape Elizabeth, Maine while fishing and working on the Jordan Farm.
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Cianbro Civil Foreman Terry Trask passed away in 2011 at the age of 54 after a lengthy illness. Terry was a native of Corinth, Maine and worked for several years as a tugboat captain in Florida before signing on with Cianbro in 1987. His 24 years of service to the company included important stints in Maine at the Waldo-Hancock Bridge Project and the Motiva Modules job in Brewer. Terry was one of the leaders in charge of enclosing the massive modules that Cianbro built for the Motiva refinery expansion. His resume also included Cianbro jobs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the SAPPI paper mill in Hinckley, Maine, the St. Croix River Bridge, and the Woodland paper mill in Baileyville, Maine, to name a few.
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Charles Sanborn passed away on September 22, 2011 in Bangor after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 9, 1960 in Waterville, the son of George and Merita (Reynolds) Sanborn, Sr. Charlie graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1979 and served in the U.S. Army. He was employed for over 20 years at Cianbro Corporation in Pittsfield and retired early due to his illness. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Dexter and also a member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713. He liked playing darts and cards, especially poker. He enjoyed carpentry, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles.
CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Pages 31 thru 33 Honors our Active Cianbro Team Members with One or More Years of Service Robert Jamison Thomas W. Cianchette Kimberly G. Sieber Craig G. Alexander n 66 Years Donald Keresztenyi n 26 Years Trent C. Clukey Gary W. Smith Richard A. Bachelder Jr. Kenneth L. Cianchette n
Thomas I. Caldwell Paul E. Bertrand Henry M. Cone Gary F. Chisholm n
Paul A. Magoon Thomas R. Mucci Richard E. Padham John A. Dunnell Peter G. Vigue David A. Varney Edward D. LePage George Bell Malcolm Cianchette Wayne A. Ray Gary L. Taylor
37 Years Lincoln C. Denison James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach William D. Van Voorhis Brian M. Whitney Dale E. Wilson n
36 Years Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr. n
James M. Bonney Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi Alan R. Burton Franklin D. Dunton Steven A. Perrault Everett O. Rogers Larry R. Scott Stuart Twitchell
Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton n
Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry Douglas W. Foster Thomas F. Gilbert William Hadlock Kenneth Hawkes Mark D. Hayden Michael D. Hayden William A. Holmes Ernest E. Kilbride Brent F. Kirby David P. Lewis Lawrence E. Moores Gary A. Parker Allan G. Pressey Shelby A. Sawyer David C. Sutcliffe Thomas J. Weaver Gregory E. Wing
29 Years Domenick Arena Wayne L. Blodgett Dana S. Bragdon Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark William H. Dusty Alan R. Goepner William W. Merrill Aubrey L. Moore Richard K. Moors William N. Moulton Chet J. Muckenhirn Rufus W. Simons Nathan S. Weston Jerome D. Wood n
33 Years Rita M. Bubar Louis F. Campbell John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren John L. Purinton
Bonnie Brown Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Michael F. Foster Brian D. Mace Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter George B. Ward Brian W. Watson
Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette Roderick L. MacKay Jr. Douglas L. Moore Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Nancy L. Sidelinger Thomas E. Stone n
Eric S. Brown Chris A. Cianchette Henry T. Cook Paul L. Day
27 Years Lee A. Aylward Roland N. Bell Lynn M. Cianchette Scott Clements Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon Roger D. Hutchins Troy G. Martin Dan D. Orcutt Herschel Rackliff David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr. Stanley E. Webster
Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut Lloyd E. Moore Carl B. Morgan Jr. William A. Reid
25 Years Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Robert O. Bouchard Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Jeffrey W. Libby John W. Luckern Scott B. Ludden Thomas J. Lufkin Bradley H. Marquis Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven James R. Rusconi Douglas Sidelinger Tim Vigue n
24 Years Jacqueline E. Arsenault Dennis E. Beisaw Kenneth R. Brooker Jerrold P. Cross Neal T. Dawes Jeffry L. Dunham Barry J. Gordon Gary D. Gorman Michael L. Goucher Craig O. Holmquist Terence Lemieux Keith B. Magoon Ronald G. Peterson James P. Pond Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards William F. Stetson III Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette Eric L. Witham n
Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford David E. Bond Leonard F. Cooley Brenda L. Cote Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier John J. Henry James F. Leavitt Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease John A. Pelland Scott M. Remillard Mark A. Richardson Dale D. Smith Scott S. Young
22 Years Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings Oâ€™Neil E. Boivin Kyle E. Chapman n
Mark D. Cochrane Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. Donald J. Dostie John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton Timothy N. Jackson Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse Dan P. McNally Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Brian E. Michaud Charles W. Nutter Carol J. Ouellette Leland V. Page Jr. David G. Parsons Barry J. Perkins William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor Glen A. Thornton James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny
21 Years Kris M. Ballard Richard T. Baumgartel Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Thomas A. Kennedy Paul J. Leighton David L. Magoon Jeffrey T. McPherson Vaughn A. Sinclair Tharryn D. Smith Aaron L. Wedgewood Daniel L. Wyman Douglas H. Wyman n
20 Years Paul K. Anaman Thomas L. Batchelder Faunce L. Cleaves Wayne M. Denny Sidney E. Dunham Kellie A. Duplisea Richard J. Godin Dann L. Hayden Lawrence W. McAlpine Darren L. Pelletier Thomas J. Popick Shawn H. Ramsay David A. Smith Michael S. Tripodi n
19 Years Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Larry F. Coston Daniel A. Dubois Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Paul M. Holmquist Brent E. Luce Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James W. Reinhardt James M. Rossi Francisco Salazar n
Phillip A. Smith George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde
18 Years Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Clint H. Chase David A. Chase Ronald F. Cote Lauren E. Dow Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa Dawn M. Lewis Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Kevin C. Mitchell Scott B. Mitchell William J. Mixer Douglas F. Moore Joseph R. Oliver Tod M. Parisek Alan D. Pray Brian A. Rogers John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Randy A. Stedman Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Andy Vigue Max S. Wahl n
17 Years Michael A. Abbott Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Milton A. Cruikshank II Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon Earl M. Jones Malcolm C. Leo Rick C. Leonard Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower n
16 Years Tina Adams Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins James M. Curtis III Everett B. Doughty Sr. Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Donald J. Fulmer Jr. Jamie J. Fulmer Kevin L. Grass Adam S. Guiggey Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Craig M. LePage Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James D. Musselwhite William R. Richardson Herschel E. Sinclair Jr. Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla n
15 Years Chris G. Alexander n
Robert E. Beisaw Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Norman C. Blakely Jason A. Butler Kerry W. Chapman Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Jason P. Evasius Christopher M. Folsom Todd J. Folsom Timothy A. Garnett Jeremiah D. Gorman Robert A. Gould Dennis A. Greene Mitchell E. Hayden Earl H. Hughes Terry L. Hughes Joseph B. Hyde Edward E. Jones Joseph A. Kennedy Scott A. Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Andrew J. Leach Michael R. Lilley Michael L. Lovejoy Kirk R. Maenhout Thomas E. Mahar Wayne D. McNally Timothy G. Murphy Mark M. Nelson Joseph G. Orlando James J. Peakes Sandra E. Perreault Joseph H. Plourde Patrick L. Slawek Timothy F. Stauder Christopher L. Stevens Raymond M. Therrien Scott M. Tierney Gail B. Tourtelotte Kim A. Tozier Chris Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Juan A. Ugalde Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Gary E. Wise Kenneth P. Woodcock Dana R. Woods n 14 Years Michael A. Berry Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Joshua M. Brown Richard B. Cameron Jason N. Chicoine Kristen A. Chipman John G. Clark Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Clarence A. Cote Jamie R. Douvielle Kenneth R. Eaton Jr. Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Charles A. Handley Jr. Brent A. Haskell
Andrew C. Kelley Robert L. Lane Jr. Brian R. LeSage James A. Maher Jr. James L. Pelletier Donald L. Prevost Darren B. Pulkkinen Charles R. Riley Jr. Keith I. Ryder Carlton W. Sanborn Jr. Garry A. Sawtelle Christopher M. Scott Larry R. Snowman Jr. Brent A. Spencer Walter Stefanyk Wesley A. Sweatt Norman W. Taylor Jarrod K. True Frank J. Trumble Jennifer L. Turcotte William T. Van Hoesen Bradley A. Vanadestine Ronald E. Wedgewood
13 Years Allen P. Beaulieu David A. Bousquet Darcey T. Bubier Jose A. Castro Craig L. Chambers John P. Coon Jr. Keith Costigan Patricia L. Dickinson Richard P. Dilsner Christopher K. Downs Chaderick A. French Maurice A. Gould Debora L. Grignon Jeffrey L. Hetzer Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Eric R. Lewin Manley B. Lyons Thomas Mawhinney Thomas L. McVaney Randy M. Morin Matthew J. Mortensen Raul Navar Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Dana L. Pollis Jr. David A. Powers Richard A. Preble Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman David A. Walker Aaron W. Walsh n
Scott L. Alexander Christopher R. Bagley Aaron F. Barbalate Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Richard S. Brescia Michael J. Brooks Torrey B. Brown Charles E. Butts Delmont L. Chase Jr. Bobbi J. Collins Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney Jerome C. Cross James P. Dunnigan Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Joseph A. Glidden Jr.
Jon M. Gliniewicz Anthony A. Graham Gary Guindon Joshua A. Kerr Christopher S. McKenna Novak Nedic Seth S. Norton Bernard J. Petrauskas Gerardo A. Ramos Brian K. Sheeder Justin A. Shelton Rebekah L. Thibodaux Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Paul L. Williams n
Chad H. Alley Tesfa Berhane William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Robert L. Bussell Brian K. Buswell Amy J. Chute Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Dylan R. Clay Rodney W. Crocker Edgar E. Dacheux Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Donald J. Eagan Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley William E. Follett Jr. Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Richard C. Foster Todd A. Fulmer Donald A. Goodwin Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Leslie C. Hayden Joan T. Hichborn Jason A. Hilton Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Brian L. Kendrick Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Robert S. Lehay Jose A. Luna Torres James E. Lyons Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte Gary L. Mason Rodney A. McAvoy Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Christopher R. Pond Brigitte M. Reid Shawn A. Reid George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Wade J. Rideout II Terry N. Ritz-Perkins Chester L. Robbins Jr. Jason G. Rourke Francisco Salazar Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Mary L. Schreiber Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith
Gail M. Stone Kerry A. Swallow Loren F. Walker Arthur L. White Jeremy S. Whitney Walter T. Willard
10 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 Ryan J. Bordeau Merton H. Bowring Christopher L. Brann Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Joshua A. Clark Roland S. Clark Darrell D. Clement Patrick M. Cronin Lisa Cunningham John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis Justin D. Desrosiers Terry J. Dingman Sharon G. Ebbs Lavina J. Freeman Randy S. French Jason J. Harris Oscar A. Hernandez Frank Holliday Jr. Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Vincent R. Lago Stacie A. Leavitt Korey H. Leo Roger L. Lockhart Jr. David P. Maheu Milton E. Martin Robert M. Mayhew Mark P. McLean Ryan D. Melius Sue Noiles David L. Perrault Kevin R. Pond Gloria J. Richards Peter K. Robshaw Michael S. Roderick Chad E. Rogers Makiel Rosado Terry L. Rosensteel Nicholas L. Rossi Jose B. Salazar Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Albert W. Spaulding Stanley W. Tyszko Byron A. Weymouth III Michael J. White Mark D. Whitley Michael J. Wilczynski Eileen M. Wright Robert A. Young 9 Years n
9 Years Darryl S. Bowers Michael A. Cavaliere Kye N. Chon Steven A. Clark Stacy O. Clement Kate M. Cooley Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Destiny S. Demo Dana R. Demos n
Alfred D. Desrosiers Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Gary L. French Genaro G. Guardado Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden Benedict S. Jasud Christopher P. Kammann Thomas G. Kingsbury Robert E. Kramer Jr. Timothy J. Leclerc Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Louis S. Martin Stephen R. Montgomery David P. Moreau Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Terry A. Newton Carmine J. Nile Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Paul S. Smith Thomas R. Smith Samuel F. Spinney Jr. David A. Stenzel Scott D. Thies Mariana S. Tubolino Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette Charles R. Witt n 8 Years Wilson F. Almand Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Steven A. Baker Jesus Bernal Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer Jeremy J. Bragg Jeffrey N. Carver Paul E. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Michael S. Cianchette Lyle A. Clark Gary L. Crane Daniel J. Dickey Ted B. Dunn Carl D. Franck Michael J. Franck Robert J. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Charles J. Gervais Todd W. Gilley Kellie A. Guarino Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Jeffrey S. Harrington Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Michael W. Holmes Leonard M. Jackson Jeffrey M. Jones Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Thomas M. Leonard Jean-Paul J. Lettre Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Gail E. Mayo Ronald F. McComb Jr.
Peter McCormick Larry D. Mercier Charles H. Moulton Malvin W. Neal Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Paul A. Osborne Derek S. Perkins Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III William L. Ray Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Gilbert R. Rossignol Jr. Laura D. Schmelter Dean N. Schofield Jared M. Shelton Harold E. Sherwood Jr. Peter G. Smith Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Domingos B. Tavares Wayne A. Tencati Raymond O. Ward Daniel H. Wiedmer Remond L. Willette n 7 Years Isaac Benitez Matthew A. Bradeen Jose F. Carreira Patrick L. Child Jeffery K. Crowell James P. Cushing Kevin M. Donovan Timothy M. Fiske Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Christopher M. Henry Ryan M. Holt Thomas P. Kinsella Timothy E. Kundert Russell R. Lane Gary G. Laskowitz Brian M. LeComte Randy T. Matthew Albert J. Michaud Richard M. Noblet Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Lisa L. Perry John A. Rossignol Debra B. Scott Julia C. Smith Richard A. Toothaker Thomas U. Viles David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Jamie G. Willett Harry A. Woods Jr.
6 Years Charles S. Allen Ralph E. Allen Albert J. Arsenault Robert A. Bagley Jose Antonio Bernal Henry F. Bindbeutel Michael D. Brady Bruce J. Brown Jason W. Bryant Jordan M. Bushey Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell Joanne Choate Mark S. Cloutier John R. Colburn Devin S. Cooley Melissa A. Corbett n
William A. Cote Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost Sarah C. Enos Christopher J. Everett Terry L. Fisher Eric C. Fudge Joshua T. Gale William K. Gassert Justin L. Goodale Brian M. Gormley Stuart L. Grant Jose N. Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen Jacques P. Hobbs Patrick D. Holland Young C. Hong Chris E. Jarvais Stephen G. King Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon James E. LePage Joseph P. Lickman Abraham E. Lovejoy James P. Marcella Jesse T. McVaney James A. Moody Jr. Stuart P. Mullis Justin D. Murray Sarah S. Nelson Christian W. Nielsen Kevin O’Neill Chad A. Page Patrick A. Pelletier Arthur F. Perault Daniel S. Perkins Joseph L. Poulin Madrid M. Roddy John C. Santoro Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Ryan P. Schott Timothy C. Shelton Wendy S. St Amand Trinidad B. Suarez Guy N. Susi Nathan A. Sweatt Plummer L. Talley Cory W. Verrill Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Richard E. Westberry Jr. Tim Whitmore
5 Years James R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Mark F. Ashline Richard J. Bryant Erica D. Caldwell Steven G. Camire Charles Chouinard Stephen W. Clendenning James C. Crandall Adam J. Cristoforo Ryan Deppe Jonathan E. DiCentes Kurt A. Dickinson Nicholas D. Drake Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth Edward J. Everich Thomas M. Figura Gary Gonzales Marshall G. Goodchild Barbara E. Gudroe Elias J. Hershbine Dave W. Holst Hsiao Chin Hwang Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz Kyle R. King n
John E. Krieski Paul R. Labrecque Rex Lagle Steven G. Lavallee Richard L. Marvel Steve N. McCallister Nathan C. McIver Lance C. McNally Vickie L. Nadeau Wojciech Olak German C. Palestino Steven Peters Russell W. Pritt Michael C. Rand William A. Richardson Eric D. Saucier George A. Schoeller Ruben J. Schofield Peter H. Smedberg Dale E. Smith Darren R. Smith John B. Stewart Craig A. Stockwell David F. Stoddard Joseph M. Thomas Jr. Anthony J. Tibbetts Joshua D. Turcotte Peter A. Vaillancourt Christopher M. Vane Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Patrick L. Violette Alvin A. Weaver Darren S. Weymouth Jamie D. White Joseph M. Ziolko n 4 Years Carey A. Abbott Thomas E. Allen Jr. Matthew A. Anderson Chris M. Bailey Ramon A. Benavides Derrick Brawn Matthew G. Brawn Lisa A. Brown Shawn R. Bryant Nathan R. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Jr. Chih T. Chen Peter E. Cianchette Gary D. Cobb Terry A. Collamore Raymond A. Collins Stephanie A. Cote Cecil Cowan Carl J. Cross Jr. Debra Cyr Rebecca K. Daly Scott R. Davis Keith S. Dawley Joshua B. Emmons Robbie W. Ferguson Christopher M. Furrow Zaccheriah J. Gidney Adam J. Gilman Wilbert Gonzalez Jacob M. Gorman Derrick J. Graves Michele J. Guyette Ben A. Hall Nicole R. Hardy Shalakow E. Hebig Timothy C. Higgins Peter A. Hill Randy C. Hutchinson Jr. Ryan C. Hutchinson Brian J. Jonah Kevin Jones Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Miranda L. Kinney
Anne M. Kutscher Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Ryan W. Laney Brian M. Larsen Jesus Limon Richard J. Loisel William J. Lovely Michael P. MacVane Cassandra J. Magoon Stephen C. Malatesta Troy T. Maloon Knowell A. Matthews Allison M. McDonough Andrew C. McFarland Philip D. McKenney Shane D. McPherson Nicholas A. Meader Bruce B. Metrick John S. Moody Terry L. Munn Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Wilfredo Nieves William R. Noddin Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Brent T. Nunn James F. O’Connor Hong Ki Park Joshua A. Parker Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Ashley R. Perry Fredis A. Pineda Bret R. Pokorny Steve M. Pound William R. Rackliff Daniel J. Records Shane D. Reisinger Kevin J. Rezendes Adam J. Rock Dennis A. Ryan Sr. Joshua B. Sault George A. Schoeller Jr. Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry David E. Sparaco Gary A. Steward Don J. Sullivan Robert C. Sweetser Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Charles W. Theriault Jr. Kristen E. Theriault Larry D. Thomas Nathan J. Tibbetts Carly Z. VanCamp Benjamin L. Ward Susan H. Weeks Suzan West Bruce E. Weston Richard A. White Tricia L. White Shawn T. Withee Adam M. Yeo
3 Years Jerry C. Adams Fredi D. Alvarenga Marbin A. Alvarenga Michael L. Anderson Michael J. Astle Samuel A. Baker Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Alfred T. Baron Holly J. Belanger Donald J. Beliveau Larry A. Billings Jr. Michael N. Bissonnette William E. Bonneau n
Pierre A. Boucher Robert N. Bouley Daniel R. Brown Joseph S. Buckley Otey A. Burdette William D. Burdette Christopher J. Burrill Miguel A. Cabrera Mario A. Cardona Rigoberto B. Castro Seth T. Cates Christopher A. Chatto Clint Chaudoin Keith A. Chubbuck John E. Ciolfi Daniel T. Coffey Timothy J. Cooley Kate E. Cordone Christopher G. Correia Jonathon Correia Darren T. Cote Joseph D. Cote Rodger D. Cote Deborah A. Croteau Laura L. Curtis Levi N. Daku Steven M. Damon Vanessa L. Davis Russell S. Dean Thomas P. Dodge Jeffrey M. Doucette Joseph C. Ducharme Mark A. Dunphy Donald D. Duvall Shane C. Ennis Jose L. Felix Max C. Fish Wyatt E. Fitzgerald Nicholas D. Fox Scott R. French Robert D. Gann Justin D. Gemmell Christopher A. Gerold Aaron P. Gibbs Michelle L. Godsoe Nathan L. Goff Omar C. Gonzalez Kleber J. Gould Dee Ann L. Grazioso Ashley A. Grindle Alan B. Grover Roberto Gutierrez Nelson Guzman Jason L. Hancock William E. Handy Jaime V. Hanson James R. Hanson Cody A. Harrison Aida L. Hernandez Selvin Hernandez Lopez Randolph B. Higgins Zachary W. Hines John O. Horne Mark M. Hovey James M. Howe Justin K. Huber Lori J. Hughes Nathan L. Jamison Steven E. Jamison Jessica A. Kandel Christopher T. Karlen Michael R. Keim Trevor A. Kelley Elizabeth L. Kennedy Eui C. Kim Joseph D. Klekotta Christopher M. Koppes Donald N. LaBrecque Lorie A. Lane Thomas R. Langille Joshua A. Lavine Patricia A. Lawrence
Pierre Leclerc Josh Lee Jeffrey C. Lerch Matthew R. Long Jordan R. Lyford Joshua T. Madden Todd E. Maloon Thomas H. Matson Adam J. Mazerolle Zachary T. McFarland Shawna L. McKenney Robert R. Meckley Alejandro Mejia-Gamez Jamie E. Melia John P. Merrill Dale P. Michaud Steven D. Michaud Harvey E. Moody Joshua J. Moore Andrew R. Moss Solomon Cathy M. Mudge Brenda E. Nichols Aaron P. O’Donnell Colleen K. O’Hare Christopher J. Palmacci Jae Park Ralph C. Pearl Kyle D. Pellerin Juan R. Perez Zachary E. Perrin Shelley A. Phillips-Mills Christopher M. Pineau Aaron M. Poole Jacob L. Poole Will A. Portillo Jose F. Portillo Munoz Matthew D. Pratt Matthew Q. Proctor Brian P. Rancourt Ryan W. Robbins Thomas C. Robertson Anthony C. Robles Douglas R. Robson James K. Roy Kevin P. Salaoutis Victor Santos Timothy C. Sawyer William A. Sawyer Keith S. Seekins Kevin W. Sellars Glenn A. Severance Brayden L. Sheive Irving E. Sherman Corey P. Sherwood John M. Sieber David K. Sinclair Robert J. Slama Hector Sosa Jeffrey A. Stackpole Christian E. Stefens Timothy N. Storer Matthew S. Sullivan Erin S. Susi Ryan J. Taylor Ernesto A. Tejada John W. Templin Wade M. Teryek Oliver C. Thayer James L. Theriault Daniel W. Thibeault Andreus D. Thomas David W. Thomas Sr. Matthew C. Tinker Michael S. Tripodi II Anthony V. Turner Kenneth R. Underhill Christopher M. Vainio Joseph P. Vanidestine Anita M. Verrill Filomena Vieira Jonathan E. Ward
Timothy D. Washburn Bradley J. Weiland Benjamin N. Weingarden Michael A. Welles Andrew M. Winiarski Scott E. Wright Taylor D. Wright
2 Years Suzelle G. Allain Garry L. Allan Ulises Alvarenga Emily A. Bickford Corey M. Blagdon Thomas A. Boisvert Scott A. Boucher Michelle A. Boutilier Kevin K. Brogden Debra L. Brown Peter Bumpus Gregory A. Cannady Donald R. Champagne Jeffery P. Chandler Michael E. Child Eric T. Clark Christopher W. Cochrane Louis M. Conley Jillian J. Cote Christopher C. Courville Kevin R. Davis Stephen A. Day Philip DeRoo Russell O. Dunn Orene L. Ferris Derek G. Fitzgerald Tony D. Foster Brenna N. Frania Matthew D. Gale Zachary Gardiner Michael L. Garnes II Timothy N. Gleason Ramon A. Gomez Robert L. Greene Jr. Bradley N. Grillo Andrew W. Hallett Zachary L. Hayes Derek M. Hilton Kyle P. Jensen Dennis L. Johnson Sean G. Kelley Jason E. Kirouac Justin V. Kitchin Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp Matthew B. Knarr David C. Leith Jr. Jennifer E. Lord Brooke K. Lynch Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Nicholas J. Martin Adam K. Matheny Shawn J. McAlpine Edward J. McCormick Amanda M. McDermott Michael C. McGeady Trevor C. Micoletti Christopher J. Mitchell Bryan K. Moore Shane E. Morrison Nicholis R. Nelson Brian P. Pelletier Richard A. Pepin Scott C. Rand Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson Thomas G. Robinson Tennayeh T. Rossignol Douglas E. Sandin Jeff J. Sargis n
John D. Savage Billy A. Sawtelle Kurt M. Silvia Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith Vandana Sood Owen M. Souer Timothy M. Sparks Neeley J. Stanton Robert D. Stewart Robert A. Tourtelotte Raymond J. Welch Bruce E. White Sr. James W. White Brian C. Williams David C. Williams Douglas Williams
Brian K. Boatright Chad E. Burgess Joseph R. Clough Benjamin B. Connors Glen K. Conrad Richard J. Cote Mark D. Dellosso Bernard F. DiAngelo Henry T. Dunn Pablo Galvan Scott H. Gibbs Jeffery S. Giggey Michael D. Gomes Henry Hardy Nicholas L. Hesseltine Karen J. Hyland William A. Jacobs Justin A. Jones Louise H. Kirk Matthew W. Kling Steven V. Konka Mary C. Laisure Kelsee L. Lancaster Jamie M. LeClair Joseph M. Lucas Sean M. Lyons Denis E. Martin Dennis C. Morris Scott L. Morris Patrick A. Morse Todd M. Mower Dat T. Nguyen William C. Omlor Fredrick J. Pina Jr. Joanna Pyun Joshua M. Robinson Malcolm C. Sanders David Schill David M. Sheehan Kevin Sicard Patrick J. Smith Ryan M. Smith Brian A. Stebbins Kevin D. Stepanick Aaron M. Stevens Douglass D. Timms Jeffrey M. Towle Michael R. Tripp Philip J. Vigue Elaina M. Wakely Travis E. Watson Michael S. Welsh Jonathan J. Wheaton
2011 CIANCHETTE BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP
Another talented collection of college students has been named as the recipients of the Cianchette Brothers Scholarship which is academic financial assistance that is awarded to the deserving sons and daughters of Cianbro team members. Each winter, candidates for the scholarships write essays that describe their aspirations and the ways in which they hope to improve the world with their newly acquired knowledge. Cianbroâ€™s Scholarship Committee reviews the applications of the candidates and announces the winners. Congratulations to this yearâ€™s recipients: Abby Arena, Brittany Bigger, Kendra Bissonnette, Jenna Bonneau, Brittani Rideout, Allison Brown, Lindsey Burton, Audra Cianchette, Evan Cianchette, Claire Stauder, Linde Cook, Erika Cote, Eric Flewelling, Jared Foster, Ilka Hadlock, Patrick Hapworth, Haley Hayden, Taylor Hovey, Katherine Ward, Kathleen Sandin, Keri Holst, Kinda Lilley-Karkos, Sally Klimp, Erin Knight, Laiken Rosensteel, Katherine MacDermott, Mack Susi, Greg Martin, Ethan Michaud, Mariah Mills, Lily Mitchell, Brandi Moulton, Patrick Kilbride, Rebecca Dube, Regina Rossi, Shaun Selberg, Veronica Wallace-Ewing, William Hadlock Look for the 2012-2013 application on www.cianbro.com in January 2012!
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Eastern Manufacturing Facility A Pillar of Cianbro’s Future n
By Alan Grover
More than 150 Cianbro team members and 20 subcontract personnel are currently hard at work at the Cianbro Constructors’ landmark Eastern Manufacturing Facility (EMF) in Brewer, Maine, building modules for Vale’s nickel processing plant that is rising out of the tundra in Newfoundland. Now wrapping up their third full year of operations, the EMF team has plenty of accomplishments to cite in 2011, including the team’s second consecutive year without a recordable injury, and a year filled with high quality modular construction for the mining and petrochemical fields. “Over the last six months, we’ve been working on the Fluor/Vale electrical room project,” said Cianbro Constructors (CCON) General Manager Joe Cote. “Right now, we’ve got about 12 modules stood up, and we’ve got to deliver 22 overall. One left back in April, and we have another shipment due sometime around late January - early February, when we send off six more. This is the second of two projects in 2011. We did deliver a project early on for a major petrochemical leader - 13 modules - that left around Memorial weekend. And now the Vale job will carry us well into the second quarter of 2012, as we continue to pursue other work opportunities.” Cote says the future looks bright for CCON, with company leaders tracking down new work primarily in the mining and petrochemical fields. The work that Cianbro Constructors completed over the past three years has brought the company into close proximity with some major corporations who have now had a chance to see first-hand what Cianbro team members are capable of accomplishing. “A modular way of business is pulling work hours off the site from being stick built, adds benefits to the enduse client, helps them deliver their job sooner to market, helps to reduce work hours, helps improve efficiency and scale, ultimately quality is enhanced
Ironworker-trainee Nolan Pelkey torquing bolts for electrical room project because we are in a controlled environment,” Joe said. “So, when you combine all those things with our available work force, the capacity we have here, it means favorable things for our end-use clients. When you look at those types of things, and look at the markets that we service, I could see the module business for us going forward is going to be a very good place for us to concentrate our efforts. I see it as nothing but rising revenues for us and a way to put more people to work.” Meanwhile, as Cianbro Constructors attend to the needs of important clients, the local community is benefitting from the economic activity that EMF generates. Hundreds of millions of dollars have flowed into the regional economy over the past three years, in the form of wages, local services provided to Cianbro team members, and supplies provided to Cianbro’s jobsite, all amounting to a major positive impact during these recessionary times. The economic benefits also extend as far away as Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic region, where team members are hard at work providing some of the materials that CCON puts into the modules. Heading into 2012, the facility’s ability to boost the economy continues to be a proud feature. “All these people are working in the area, working under our direction, or
under our employ,” Cote said, “and it’s having a positive impact on the local vendors and the local economy here -- good jobs, and we’re buying good products here, locally. The iron you see on the job is coming from Cianbro Fabrication and Coating in Pittsfield, Maine and Baltimore, Maryland and a lot of the contents of the buildings are bought locally here through electrical vendors. So, we’ve had quite an impact here.” Add to the economic figures the pride and competence that CCON team members build into each module (among the unit’s accomplishments in 2011 was in the realm of safety, achieving a second consecutive year without a recordable injury) and the Eastern Manufacturing Facility is easily seen as a vital part of Cianbro’s long-term future. “The client’s words the other day were that we are the safest mod yard on the project, and that the quality leaving here is excellent,” Joe said at the luncheon celebrating CCON’s safety record. “And that’s a testament to the guys and gals putting the work into place and standing behind the quality of the product. Really, at the end of the day, the mission is to completely satisfy the client. If we continue to do that, we’ll have more opportunities to come.”
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