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THE THE CIANBRO COMPANIES VOLUME 52 | 2022

A/Z, Cianbro, and Starcon Team Members

IN IT TOGETHER IN IT TOGETHER Employee ownership inspires team members toward success

COVER STORY: PAGE 30


Message from the CEO Our journey over the last 12 months has once again highlighted what makes The Cianbro Companies so successful, our TEAM! Founded on the belief that “no one in this room is smarter than all of us,” every team member focuses their energy on the greater good. This behavior strengthens personal relationships, builds high levels of energy, and yields success. Over the course of 2021, we undertook and completed some of the most interesting and challenging projects in the construction industry. This was made possible by the collaboration of team members across the entire enterprise. The level of pride each team member felt in their accomplishments was visible and contagious. To display this pride, we have added QR codes to many of the stories found in this edition of the Chatter. These QR Codes will open

Unlock Even More Chatter Throughout this edition of the Chatter, you’re going to see bar-code-like squares – commonly referred to as QR codes. If you have a smartphone, these QR codes will open up links to supplemental material online, such as videos and photos, to create a more robust experience for you. Each QR code in this edition of the Chatter will coincide with the story on that page, and you can use the following steps to access it: • Using your smartphone (iPhone, Android, or Google Pixel), open up the camera app. • Point your camera at the QR code. • You’ll see a pop-up on your phone asking if you want to open the link within the QR code. Tap on that notification. • From here, you will be directed to the supplemental material!

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videos featuring various projects and the teams that are making them a success. We hope you enjoy the articles in this edition, as we believe they truly reflect the hard work and dedication of all the team members who make our company so special! As we look forward, we need to continue on our Beyond Zero Journey. It is essential that every team member’s physical and mental health remains a top priority. This will be no small task, considering the uncertainty COVID-19 and the economy are creating for our customers, the company, and most importantly, our families. We must also continue to push for improvement in everything we do. Leveraging our ingenuity and creativity will allow us to remain efficient and well-positioned for future growth and success. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our success. When faced with both adversity and opportunity, this team of employee-owners has moved mountains in its quest to succeed. Be assured that the future is very promising, and the company is well-positioned for continued success. Thank you!

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Message from the CEO 2 Unlock Even More Chatter - QR Codes 2 Cianbro Named One of the Best Places to Work 7 Cianbro, Starcon, A/Z Years of Service Anniversaries 50 25 Year Recognitions 57

A/Z CORPORATION State-of-the-Art Clinical Manufacturing Facility Palmer Auditorium Strengthening Powerful Connections

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BUILDING MARKET A New Home for Maine’s Vets Redefining Luxury on Portland, Maine’s Waterfront Alexandria Bay Team Begins to Wrap Up Phase 2 Modernizing a 100-Year-Old Correctional Facility Cianbro Earns ABC National Award with Puritan

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CIANBRO INSTITUTE Cianbro’s Summer Interns Showcase Their Skills Building Leaders

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EQUIPMENT Getting Right Tech in the Hands of Team Members Helping Find the Right Equipment for the Job

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FABRICATION & COATING Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Sees Changes

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FEATURE In it Together: Employee Ownership Inspires Success 30 INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET The Power of Solar 8 Primoris Project Integrates Cianbro and A/Z Work 10 ABC Connecticut Recognizes Boil Off Gas Compressor Upgrade 10 Ongoing Client Relationships in SNE 11 Cianbro and A/Z Collaborate to Secure University Electrical Project 22

ON THE FRONT COVER: Team members from A/Z Corporation, Cianbro Corporation, and Starcon International have collaborated on building a fourth Puritan Medical Products manufacturing facility in Orlinda, Tennessee. Teamwork like this is key to the success and growth of The Cianbro Companies and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, explored further in the cover story, In It Together (Page 30). Left to right: (Back row) Will Cartwright, Jake Grills, and Jose Martinez. (Front row): Javier Botello, Eui Kim, Margot Espinosa, and Sarah Daggett. ABOVE PHOTOS: Team member Margot Espinosa (top), team members perform afternoon stretches at the Puritan facility in Orlinda, Tennessee (center), and team member Eui Kim (bottom).

INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET ‘Can-do Spirit’ Super Flood Float-in a Success Keeping Traffic Moving on Bridge Bundle Project Dundalk Team Hard at Work in Baltimore

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POWER & ENERGY MARKET Teamwork Key to Substation Security Upgrades Commitment Key to Substation Expansion Project Distribution Team Sees Eventful 2021 Tight Deadlines on Indiana Transmission Rebuild

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QA/QC Quality Matters – Importance of Welding Programs 40 SAFETY The Future of Safety

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STARCON Starcon Reaches Safety Milestone at Dow Chemical 25 Starcon Racks Up Awards in 2021 38 THE CHATTER

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A New Home for Maine’s Vets Cianbro team members come together to build a veterans’ care facility unlike any other in the country BUILDING MARKET

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istorically, care facilities that serve U.S. veterans have been clinical and uninviting, borrowing more from the model of assisted-living facilities or hospitals than providing our veterans with an environment that actually feels like home. That is beginning to change. Soon, Maine Veterans’ Homes will welcome more than 130 residents to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Augusta, Maine. “The approach for this complex is more about building a sense of community,” said Brett Dyer, Project Superintendent. “Maine Veterans’ Homes is designed to enhance the quality of life for our veterans when they need it most, and a lot of that is simply empowering them to work through everyday life activities, visit with their family outside or in the spacious common areas, and chat with their next-door neighbor.” The facility truly feels like home for veterans seeking rehabilitative services or long-term care. A joint venture for Cianbro and VJS Construction Services, the $73.5 million Maine Veterans’ Homes project consists of a new 179,475-square-foot four-building complex that merges three two-story assisted living residential houses and a community center. At the heart of the community center is an indoor “Main Street” complete with business facades to keep residents in the habit of performing everyday activities using amenities such as a movie theater, bank, bistro, barbershop, and a common space to meet with family and guests. Outside, residents can find a putting green, a tranquil pond, and outdoor patios overlooking the property. The new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility was built with its residents in mind, and includes: • Access to laundry, kitchen, dining and living room area • Bathrooms with slip-resistant flooring • Nurse call in each room • Resident hoist in ADA-accessible rooms that will trolley into restrooms • Wander management within the Memory Care facility Breaking ground in February 2019, the project required roughly 200 team members and subcontractors at its peak, averaging well over 120 per day. Cianbro/VJS Construction utilized the Last Planner® System of Production Control to

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The exterior of the new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility in Augusta, Maine.

Common areas throughout the new facility are designed with the military branches of residents in mind. This nautical-themed Navy common space offers veterans an opportunity to relax and mingle. manage the project, helping identify the critical path of activities to meet deadlines. “It has taken a lot of hours and a lot of hard work by


The main entrance of the new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility, offers residents and guests a warm welcome leading right into “Main Street.”

the Cianbro/VJS team, as well as all the subcontractors, to complete this project,” said Dyer, noting that 95 percent of the subcontractors were Maine-based. “Ultimately, though, we can all look back – having put in the time and persevered through the pandemic – and see that the work we did has truly made a difference. This facility is one of a kind, redefining how we care for our veterans and setting a new bar for other veteran assistance facilities in the country.”

Take a tour of the new home for Maine’s veterans Visit Page 2 for directions how to scan QR codes.

One of more than 130 home-like residential rooms for veterans at the new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility in Augusta, Maine. THE CHATTER

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The Future of Safety

Team members at the Puritan Medical Products project in Orlinda, Tennessee, gather for an afternoon stretch.

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By Mike Bennett

One thing is for sure, change is inevitable. As you look back at our company’s history, our safety journey has continued to evolve for decades. The Cianbro Companies has always been on the forefront of leading these initiatives, including 100 percent eye protection, 100 percent tie-off, and tobacco possession-free workplaces. The company took a leadership position regardless of whether it was popular or even tried before in the industry. Why? Because it was the right thing to do to take care of our team members’ health and wellbeing. As you know, for several years now we have had a major focus on the team’s mental health. In the construction industry, three people are killed in the line of work every day. The suicide rate in the construction industry is five times this number. Fifteen people a day are taking their lives in the construction industry. Mental health is the No. 1 non-occupational hazard that exists in our industry and our company. For many years, we have referenced that our backpacks contain both work and life. Today, more than ever, we are all carrying around a lot of weight in our backpacks, and each one of us manages this weight differently. For some, the weight comes and goes. For others, the weight in their backpack can linger for weeks, months, and even years. When the weight in our backpacks is not managed properly, we can begin to lose our focus. We may also lose our patience and energy. Things that we could once let go of 6

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now become a fire that fuels our reactions. Over time, anxiety and even depression can develop from this weight in our backpacks. Rather than just ignore it, we are identifying ways to help us all manage our backpacks. At the end of 2021, during our Finish Strong campaign, we introduced a new mental health stretch that we refer to as visualization. As industrial athletes, we warm up our muscles before going to work, and now we are warming up our minds. We all visualize in some form or fashion. If you need to run to the store, you visualize where you need to go in the store and what you need to pick up before you even step foot in the store. If you are traveling, you will likely visualize what you need to pack and how you will pack. At work, many of us visualize what we need to accomplish. Again, this visualization helps keep your mind healthy. This new stretch may feel awkward at first, just as it did when we introduced our physical stretching program many years ago, and today, many construction companies are following our lead. The more consistently we perform these stretches, the better we will get at them and the more natural they will feel. We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to improve and take care of each other. Lastly, over the past several months, we have partnered with a medical professional to develop additional tools that our team can utilize to take care of their mental wellbeing. Cianbro will soon be deploying these additional tools. We are very excited about the future of our health and safety program. Your continued support and commitment to these programs are why your company is recognized across the United States as one of the healthiest and safest companies.


Cianbro Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Work in Maine Cianbro’s reach extends well beyond its roots in Pittsfield, Maine, with team members working all over the country from Massachusetts to Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and beyond, ensuring we deliver quality outcomes for our clients. When Cianbro was named one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine in September, it’s an honor that goes beyond the Corporate Office in 2021 Pittsfield. It is a testament to every team member across the country, who takes pride in their company and the work we all do. The Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group determine the Best Places to Work in Maine through a two-part process. The first part evaluates each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics, worth about 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second consists of an anonymous employee survey measuring the employee experience, worth roughly 75 percent. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings within their designated groups. “As a 100 percent employee-owned company, it’s vital that our team members have a voice,” said Mike Bennett, Vice President for The Cianbro Companies. “We’re always proud when an external organization recognizes the work of our team members, and to have our team members tell the world that they are part of one of the Best Places to Work in Maine,

it really reaffirms that we’re doing the right things.” Over the years, Cianbro has continued to set itself apart as a leader in the industry, creating a culture around teamwork, collaboration, and ultimately developing team members through lifelong learning to help them achieve their career goals. Cianbro is always seeking new talent regardless of their field of study, current industry, or level of experience. “Whether you’re a current team member, a retiree, or someone who has an appreciation for Cianbro, if you know someone who would be a good fit with our culture – someone who wants to work for one of the Best Places to Work in Maine – refer them. It might just be the fulfilling career that they’re looking for, even if they have little construction background, but plenty of transferable skills and leadership qualities,” added Bennett.

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The Power of Solar INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET

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ate last year, Cianbro put the finishing touches on energizing two 20-acre solar farms in Pittsfield and Hermon, Maine, for owner/operator Summit Ridge Energy. Total, the farms contain 31,254 solar panels (16,854 in Pittsfield, 14,400 in Hermon), with each location producing 5 megawatts of AC power – enough to supply hundreds of homes or small businesses. The Cianbro team began work on the Somerset Solar project in Pittsfield in the spring after clearing the site in late 2020. The team quickly realized that they faced a logistical challenge, in that a third of the site consisted of wetlands. This led the team to tighten up its best management practices, continuously monitoring those areas and developing efficient solutions to limit disturbance while also maximizing productivity. “We knew going in that portion of the project would not be easy,” said Andrew Zimmerman, Project Manager for both the Somerset and Hermon projects. “We did a majority of the wetlands work first, and the team really came together to overcome that challenge. Once we completed most of that work, the rest of the job was smoother sailing.”

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Team members Dylan Donnell (left) and Jonathan Edwards work together to help place panels at the Somerset Solar project. The transition between Pittsfield to Hermon was fluid, with the two projects being nearly identical. The Pittsfield project served as the blueprint for the Hermon project. As work was completed in Somerset, those same team members would relocate to the Hermon project to build on the new site. Roughly 40 team members were working on-site at the project’s peak. Community solar owner-operator Summit Ridge Energy acquired both projects from Cianbro with a third


The Hermon Solar farm (pictured) covers 20 acres of land and contains 14,400 solar panels, providing 5 megawatts of power. currently in development that is slated to be energized by the end of 2022. In total, the projects can produce 15 megawatts of clean AC power. Under Maine’s Net Energy Bill, customers can reduce their monthly electricity expenditure by purchasing bill credits generated by community solar farms enabling households, businesses, and municipalities to share in the savings generated from a single solar farm without incurring the cost of physically installing panels on their own premises.

Take a tour of the Somerset and Hermon solar farms Visit Page 2 for directions how to scan QR codes.

Electrician Steven Mitchell and a trade partner place one of the 16,854 panels at the Somerset Solar farm in Pittsfield, Maine. THE CHATTER

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Primoris Project Integrates Cianbro and A/Z Work INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET In 2019, Cianbro and A/Z Corporation won bids for the mechanical and electrical portions of the Primoris LNG Liquefaction Replacement project in Essex County, Massachusetts. Due to sizable change orders throughout the project, the job grew beyond the original scope, including unanticipated excavation and backfill for the civil foundation. Due to the increased scope of work, the timeframe to complete the project became a concern, but sure enough, the team rose to the occasion to see it through. This project served as the perfect opportunity for Cianbro and A/Z to collaborate as a team and meet a challenging goal. The on-site Cianbro team worked alongside A/Z to assist with the change management involved in the electrical scope. By working together, both companies successfully met all the client’s goals, recently receiving substantial completion for the contractual scope of the project. The Primoris job site in Essex County, Massachusetts.

ABC Connecticut Recognizes Boil Off Gas Compressor Upgrade INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET In October, Cianbro received the 2021 Excellence in Construction Award for the Boil Off Gas Compressor Upgrade from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Connecticut Chapter. This merit award was given in the category of Industrial/Small Projects. Cianbro completed the construction and installation of a new boil off gas compressor upgrade at an LNG Facility in southeastern Massachusetts, while the facility continued to operate safely and reliably. The LNG Facility is a peak-shaving satellite facility constructed in the early 1970s. It plays a vital role in delivering sustained gas service primarily to meet peak demand by its customers. The scope of work involved civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and controls, and hoisting and rigging. Additional details included constructing the new compressor building, receiving and placing the compressor 10

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On hand to receive the Award of Merit were (from left) Project Engineer Kate Mitchell, Business Development Professional Taylor Perry, Project Manager Max Reiser, and Project Superintendent Ron Werner. units, fin fan coolers, pre-heaters, and pumps on the installed foundations, installing structural steel and foundations for new pipe rack from the compressor building to tank farm area, and completing all tie-in connections from the existing plant to the new buildings, compressors, and equipment skids.


The Cianbro team currently working to provide support for Yankee Atomic Power Company.

Ongoing Client Relationships in Southern New England INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET Cianbro continues to build strong, lasting relationships with clients in the power distribution and generation markets in the southern New England region. Since 1992, Cianbro has provided Dominion Nuclear in Waterford, Connecticut, with a wide range of services during annual refuel outages to full construction services on restoration projects. Cianbro has continuously supported Dominion on a variety of projects since it rebuilt the reactor heating pump in 1992. Cianbro respects the unique requirements for general contractors working in the nuclear industry, which is why Dominion trusts Cianbro to complete the projects to the needs and sensitivity of the nuclear environment. From minor emergency repairs to major upgrades, the owner has chosen Cianbro to be one of their contractors of choice for their facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Projects range in size, but the owner trusts Cianbro to complete the job safely, with high quality while meeting the project schedule. Everett LNG Import Terminal, now owned by Exelon Corporation, opened in 1971 and is the longest-operating facility of its kind in the United States. Over the past few

years, Cianbro has provided on-site support for ongoing maintenance work on plant shutdowns and small projects. Cianbro has been providing support to Yankee Atomic Power Company at its three locations since 1984. From refueling outages to complete plant decommissioning, Cianbro understands the intricacies of the nuclear work environment. Although all three Yankee facilities are no longer in service, the need for maintenance remains on each facility’s independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) pads, where the spent fuel from the reactors is currently stored. The three facilities in Connecticut, also known as CTYankee, have provided our team the opportunity to support their ISFSI pad repair campaign since 2018. Spanning six years and projected to be completed by 2023, the Cianbro team repairs identified sections of the ISFSI concrete pad while making sure not to disturb the VCCs (vertical cask concrete – the tombs that store the spent fuel on top of the ISIFI pad). Using walk-behind concrete saws and TE-70s for chipping, the team repairs the identified areas to a depth of 1-1/2” thick each year. The team is held to the same work standards as if they were working within an active nuclear plant. Our team members understand this and have the proper safety knowledge and understanding to complete this work.

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Cianbro’s team at the company’s facility at Ricker’s Wharf in Portland, Maine, worked diligently on the 5,338-ton concrete entrance structure for the Superflood Basin Project for roughly a year and a half. On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the team watched with pride as the barge carrying the structure and accompanying tugboats headed seaward down Fore River and into Casco Bay, destined for its new home at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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he U.S. Navy is undertaking a superflood basin design and construction at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The 3.5-acre super flood basin is being built in front of an existing dry dock that artificially raises the water level in the river. Initially constructed for World War II-era submarines, the floor of the Dry Dock 1 is too shallow for current operational requirements. Presently, the shipyard provides artificial ballast and is tidally restricted to only a handful of days per month for docking and undocking evolutions at Dry Dock 1, which is not sustainable in the long term. As part of Phase 310 of this project, awarded in December 2019, Cianbro constructed the Dry Dock West 1 entrance structure at its Ricker’s Wharf facility in Portland, Maine.


Per original contract documents, the engineer of record and owner envisioned the structure being cast in a dry setting, then launched and floated into place via waterway, in the water behind a barge. However, Cianbro realized that site conditions presented challenges to constructing the entrance per contract details. Instead, the team engaged a third-party engineer -- an industry expert in floating precast construction -- to assist with the proposed design. “One of the things we said from Day One is that we know we can do this,” said Brendan Scully, Project Manager. “It’s not often you see something of this magnitude, certainly of this importance, built on a barge, let alone overhanging the barge, and then picked up using strand jacks. There was never a question of if we can do it, just a matter of how we would do it. Every team member we have here has embodied that can-do spirit.” Cianbro’s final proposal included casting the 5,338-ton entrance structure aboard the Weeks 2701 deck barge, then floating it down Portland’s Fore River by towing it on the barge, and setting it into place at the bottom of the river using a strand jacking system. The structure is made up of over 2,700 cubic yards of concrete and nearly 500 tons of rebar, and to limit the weight of the structure, it was precast with several void spaces. The structure’s base was built with 30 void spaces between an upper and lower slab densely populated with rebar. The area from the base of the caisson seat to the top of the structure, referred to as the “wing walls,” was essentially a hollow structure with tapered walls. These techniques to lighten the structure’s weight enabled the team to successfully transport it as Cianbro had planned. The entrance left Ricker’s Wharf on June 21, 2021 and arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on June 22. Now that the structure is in place, the team is filling the 5,000 cubic yards of void space of the entrance structure with marine concrete batched on site, as well as the void spaces in the wing walls. On August 13, the federal government announced it was awarding 381 Constructors a $1.731 billion contract to complete the construction of the multi-mission extension project for Dry Dock No. 381, also known as the P-381 project. 381 Constructors is a joint venture of The Industrial Company (TIC)-a Kiewit Corporation, subsidiary-with Cianbro

Corporation and The Middlesex Corporation. This new contract is a continuance of Cianbro’s P-310 Superflood project completed in June. The new contract will call for a partitioned addition to Dry Dock No.1 within the superflood basin area. The addition will consist of two bays, Dry Dock No. 1 North and Dry Dock No. 1 West, while the existing Dry Dock No. 310 will be renamed Dry Dock No. 1 East. The two new dry docks will be of sufficient size and depth to support the maintenance and overhaul of Virginia-class submarines. This seven-year project will include 4,000-ton concrete monoliths that will be constructed at Cianbro’s module facility in Brewer, Maine. In addition, the basin will have extensive foundation work consisting of drilled shafts, secant/tangent pile walls, micro-pile, jet grouting, sheet pile cofferdams, rock removal, and mass concrete.

The Casco Bay Bridge raises so that the 5,338-ton concrete entrance structure for the Superflood Basin Project can successfully arrive at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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When guests arrive at Canopy by Hilton - Portland Waterfront, they’re greeted by a modern, comfortable, and relaxing lobby, with an accent wall of living moss behind the reception desk.

Redefining Luxury on Portland, Maine’s Waterfront BUILDING MARKET

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n recent years, Portland, Maine, has become a national destination for tourism, with roughly 5 million visitors each year experiencing some of the best restaurants, art, and culture New England has to offer. In 2018, Bon Appetit ranked Portland as the Restaurant City of the Year, and in 2021, U.S. News & World Report named the city eighth in the top ten places to live in America. The city has certainly been trending upward, and now visitors have a new, high-end lodging option in Canopy by Hilton - Portland Waterfront. Constructed by Cianbro, Canopy has raised the bar, redefining luxury with 135 guest rooms right in the heart of the city’s historic Old Port district along the working waterfront. “Our team members came together and had a common goal of completing the project with the high-quality expectations that come with a high-end boutique hotel,” said Frank Xia, Project Manager. “This is a huge addition 14

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Canopy by Hilton - Portland Waterfront offers one of the finest dining experiences in the city. to Portland’s working waterfront that also offers visitors an authentic, locally inspired experience of a city with such a rich history.” That history is showcased in the building’s facade, which had to be approved by both Portland’s Historic Preservation Board and Planning Board to ensure the integrity of the


Luna is the first open-air rooftop bar or lounge in the city with a view overlooking Casco Bay.

exterior was maintained, blending it in with its surrounding environment. That sense of history is also found in every guest room, not only in the picturesque Casco Bay views from those rooms facing the waterfront, but in the wooden headboards with Portland’s skyline artfully carved into each one. Though the building leans into the conventions of what makes Portland a unique city, Canopy is also breaking new ground by introducing Luna, the first-ever indoor/outdoor bar and dining lounge to overlook Casco Bay. The project team used Lean techniques to overcome the logistically challenging site nestled in a tight downtown location with limited access, minimal laydown area, and vehicle and pedestrian control. Examples of the techniques implemented include daily worksite huddles, just-in-time deliveries, weekly pull planning to optimize trade partner sequencing and efficiency, and embracing the practice of of “Nothing Hits the Floor” to aid in material management, productivity, site cleanliness, and a safe work environment. “There are so many pieces that tie into one another. Close coordination and communication amongst all of our trade partners were crucial to make sure that everything was completed in a timely fashion,” said Xia. “We also had A/Z Corporation assist during the final weeks, and they really helped push and gave a massive effort toward the end of the project to help us hit our final deadlines.”

Guest rooms feature sweeping views of Casco Bay or Portland, Maine’s, beautiful downtown architecture. Over the bed, you’ll find the city’s skyline carved in wood.

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Last year, Cianbro launched the Marketplace, where team members can search for tools, forms, shoring, scaffolds, and safety items. They can build out their shopping carts and order everything they need.

Getting the Right Tech in the Hands of Our Team Members EQUIPMENT n By

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Cianbro Equipment is full steam ahead, embracing new opportunities brought on by the technological advancements of the 21st century. The team has made it a strategic imperative to capitalize on those opportunities to better serve our customers and ensure a better return for The Cianbro Companies. Improved micro-chip processing and manufacturing techniques combined with expanded cellular data coverage have made widescale use of GPS and data collection more economical and commonplace. It was only a few years ago when electronic tracking sensors were the size of a deck of cards and were costly to purchase and install. Now they are the size of a coin and can be installed in minutes. In addition, these sensors can be placed on most types of tools or pieces of equipment to collect real-time information. Cianbro Equipment now has more than 400 vehicles and other pieces of equipment with data collection devices. This allows the team to make better decisions on everything from maintenance cycles to purchasing new equipment. Adopting these tools and techniques is moving Cianbro Equipment to the forefront of our industry and placing us in a position to capitalize on the future. Another significant technological advancement of the 16

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21st century has been the rise of e-commerce. The ease and expectation of using a computer or mobile device to find what we need, order it, and have it delivered to us have become intrinsically integrated into our daily lives. So much so that recalling a time without these technologies is foreign to many of us. Cianbro Equipment has taken the first steps to integrate these concepts and services into our offerings, laying the foundation for a more efficient tool and equipment management platform with the Marketplace. Team members can now search for tools, forms, shoring, scaffolds, and safety items, build their shopping carts, and order what they need. As we move forward, equipment rentals, transportation requests, and construction material purchases will be directed through the Marketplace, allowing for a true onestop destination for all of our customers’ needs. “The Marketplace is a first-of-its-kind solution for the company, offering a modern mobile solution accessible through tablet and smartphone technologies,” said Russ Rodrigue, Chief Information Officer. “Cianbro Equipment Logistics and Information Technology are pleased to offer team members in Operations technology and business services that make their jobs more efficient and improves the user experience.” Cianbro Equipment and Starcon Logistics are excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead. The team will continue to move forward, offering improved ways to conduct business and better offerings to provide our customers with the right solutions.


Cianbro’s Summer Interns Showcase Their Skills and Ambition CIANBRO INSTITUTE n

Cianbro’s intern class from the summer of 2021 gathers outside the Cianbro Institute after a day of presentations.

By Dan Coffey

This past summer, Cianbro had the pleasure of welcoming 31 talented college interns into our organization for the 2021 season. The interns represented 14 schools throughout the United States from a variety of majors, including but not limited to construction management, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, safety, ecology and environmental science, accounting, and business management. These ambitious team members came to Cianbro seeking on-the-job experience and an opportunity to apply the knowledge they gained in the classroom to real-world scenarios. During their orientation, Cianbro team members explained to the group that “you’ll get out of this experience what you put into it.” The interns did not disappoint, jumping in with both feet and quickly earning the trust of their supervisors. As a result, they were given some pretty significant responsibilities, including: • Assisting with daily activity plans • Marking up project drawings • Developing work packets • Establishing daily and weekly goals and tracking productivity • Surveying • Completing project environmental reports • Managing subcontractors • Creating RFIs • Performing safety inspections • Helping estimate jobs At the end of each summer, the interns come together to deliver a presentation on their experiences, including an overview of their responsibilities, what they enjoyed most, their biggest takeaways, and more. Those in the room observing their report-outs could not have been more proud

of what they witnessed. When describing their biggest takeaways, the interns consistently echoed Cianbro’s values and culture in which we all take pride, such as: • “At Cianbro, it really is all about people.” • “Safety is paramount.” • “If you were willing to learn, there was always someone willing to teach you.” • “My goals and interests mattered.” • “I was welcomed into a family environment.” • “Everyone was there to work as a team.” • “I wasn’t treated like just an intern. They valued the work I was able to put in place.” This summer’s interns also had the opportunity to apply for The Cianbro Companies Internship Scholarship Program. This scholarship program was introduced for the first time this year, to recognize, reward, and retain interns who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and leadership. Cianbro is pleased to award seven interns with this scholarship to help support their education and future. One thing’s for sure, it was exciting for our team members to see the next generation eager to learn and work, and we look forward to welcoming many of these interns back again next year!

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The plate duplicator where the steel plates are fed into the machine to be cut and drilled at Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation.

Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Sees Facility and Leadership Changes FABRICATION & COATING n By

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hange is in the works at Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC), both in personnel and at the Pittsfield, Maine, facility, where a significant overhaul will alter the entire shop floor. CFCC has acquired and is constructing a new blast pit, which is crucial to the shop’s daily work. The new blast pit, purchased from Abrasive Blast Systems, LLC out of Garland, Texas, will be a boon to our business. To accommodate the new blast pit construction, CFCC made small changes to the fabrication facility, such as building under the canopy to house the plate duplicator and running more electrical power into the facilities. Both of those items have made the blast pit process easier.


Additional work at the Pittsfield facility throughout 2021 include: • Readying the foundation for the new blast pit. • Finishing the roof of the canopy to better house the blast pit. • Building a small annex to house the change room for blast pit team members. Once the new blast pit is up and running, the team will convert the old one into additional fabrication space. This will add 2,500 square feet of fabrication space, which is equivalent to 25-30 percent of our total fabrication space. However, the old blast pit isn’t the only staple of CFCC leaving the company. After more than a decade with Cianbro, CFCC’s VP & GM Jack Klimp retired in 2021. Jack served the company well during his career, and he has left a lasting impression on Cianbro. We all wish Jack a happy retirement and welcome Mark McLean as his successor. In more than 20 years with Cianbro, McLean has spent time up and down the East Coast in operations and several years in CFCC, both in Baltimore and Pittsfield, before being assigned to Cianbro Constructors in 2008. He has been a significant contributor to the IDM team and, most recently, the Puritan Medical Products projects. CFCC will surely continue to flourish under Mark’s leadership. CFCC’s team remains focused on safety. We had two recordables in five years. CFCC prides itself on safety, and this year has pushed the team to assess and reinforce the

lessons learned, developing new protocols to prevent future incidents. Over the past year, CFCC has seen many transitions, and will surely see more as we begin 2022. This year, the team will continue to take pride in the quality work we deliver to our customers, and we’ll continue to grow and innovate to meet the demands of the ever-changing world of fabrication and coating.

The new blast pit at the Cianbro Fabrication & Coating facility in Pittsfield, Maine.

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Helping Find the Right Equipment for the Job EQUIPMENT n

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s a support team for The Cianbro Companies, it’s essential for Cianbro Equipment to seize every advantage to benefit customers and clients. One way to do this is by procuring equipment that enhances the ability for our operations team to innovate. Last year, when the Infrastructure team decided to increase efficiency by self-performing more pile-driving work, Cianbro Equipment tracked down a brand-new LinkBelt model 228 130-ton Lattice Boom Crawler Crane to help in their efforts. “The design of the Link-Belt 228 allows significantly fewer loads to move the crane, so it is much less expensive to mobilize and assemble,” said Vice President and General Manager Keith Anderson. “This allows our project teams to be more efficient, and in the end, more competitive.” “The hydraulic over electric controls respond faster than a conventional friction rig allowing for smoother operation,” said Operator Dylan Blanchet. “I can operate it with just my hands and the cab is spacious and comfortable.” On the Puritan project in Orlinda, Tennessee, the team needed to cut and remove 96 concrete slabs before installing foundation columns for the new mezzanine. Superintendent Buddy Kershner called Cianbro Equipment to help find a solution. “We found a company called Cuts Inc., that manufactures sawcutting attachments for skid-steer loaders,” said Kershner. “Purchasing Professional Tony Foster set up a demonstration

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Cianbro’s model SS3600 36-inch saw attachment and a CAT 299D3 Skid Steer Loader to help operate it.

One of Cianbro’s 12 brand new trucks with Terex 55-foot buckets. at the project site, and once the team saw the unit in action, we were confident it would do the job.” To avoid potential issues with mounting the saw attachment to a stable platform with enough horse power, Cianbro also purchased a model SS3600 36-inch saw attachment and a CAT 299D3 Skid Steer Loader to operate it. The equipment exceeded Kershner’s expectations. “This unit is worth its weight in gold, and it’s at least five times faster than cutting with a walk-behind saw,” said Vice President George Bell. “The unit also proved much safer than walking behind a floor saw. The operator can control the amount of water applied for dust control from the sound


attenuated cab without being exposed to silica dust.” The team at the Veranda Street Bridge Project in Portland, Maine, is tackling the challenge of building replacement overpasses for I-95 while the existing overpasses remain in use. The best way to start is with an extremely accurate layout, according to Design Specialist Dan Brann. The total station the team had was functional, but old. Brann reached out to the equipment group to explore upgrade options, and found the TopCon model GT603 Robotic Total Station with a data collector and remote control. “The data collector allows the user to upload CAD drawings that are easy to read on the high-resolution monitor and the ability to shoot actual structures without a prism increases accuracy,” said Brann. “The operation is also more efficient because the robot allows the layout to be a single-person operation. The remote control increases efficiency further by automating the reacquisition of signal lock, reducing downtime for the operator.” Lastly, when the Power & Energy market doubled the amount of distribution work they had on the books for 2021, they turned to CEL for the iron to get the job done. “We inked distribution maintenance contracts with two major utilities in the northeast and needed to get started right away,”

said Project Manager Scott MacDonald. “We purchased 12 brand new trucks with Terex 55-foot buckets. We also ordered a new ledge truck with a Terex digger and Doosan air compressor. The equipment will allow us to complete the work we have more efficiently and better serve our customers.” As Cianbro sees unprecedented growth, Cianbro Equipment will continue to help project teams find the right tools and solutions to continue that upward trend.

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The conduits in the Howard Hall Building Basement head up through the utility chase to the rooftop.

Cianbro and A/Z Collaborate to Secure University Electrical Project INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET n

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n March 2021, the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) awarded Cianbro a multi-year electrical upgrade project throughout its campus located in the heart of downtown Baltimore. Founded in 1807, UMB offers some of the oldest professional schools in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, social work, and nursing in the United States. Cianbro’s Industrial & Manufacturing and Building teams worked closely with A/Z Corporation to successfully qualify for and estimate the project. The project scope is broken up into three design packages, named Package A, B, and C, that make up the entire project. Package A includes installing four new 15kV utility


substations at the newly constructed North Station Switchyard with utility power supplied by Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E) and a new switchgear control system that will control and monitor the North Station Switchyard. Additionally, Package A’s scope of work includes the supply and installation of a new 15kV generator paralleling the switchgear package being installed in the existing Howard Hall School of Medicine building. Package B includes removing and replacing all existing 15kV switchgear and 480V switchgear in the Howard Hall School of Medicine and the Bressler Research Building. Package B’s scope of work also includes the fit-out and installation of a newly built electrical room in the Howard Hall basement along with new switchgear, HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Package C consists of the removal and replacement of low-voltage panel boards in the existing 11-story University of Maryland Medical School Teaching Facility, replacement of 15kV generator switchgear in the existing University of Maryland Health and Science Facility, and supplying and installing a new 2MW natural gas generator at the existing UMB Peaking Plant including all associated civil, foundation,

mechanical, and electrical installations. This project is complex and presents many logistical challenges, primarily because of the active downtown Baltimore location of the existing University of Maryland Baltimore campus. Many of the large equipment lifts need to be planned and performed off-shift or on weekends to allow the closure of some main streets in downtown Baltimore for crane placement. The project also involves coordination with multiple stakeholders to ensure its success. The project is currently under way, with the team mobilizing in early June 2021, with substantial completion scheduled for July 2023 and overall completion by November 2023. Cianbro has developed a positive working relationship with the client on this project, which is one of many sizeable electrical distribution upgrade projects slated to be constructed by UMB over the next decade. The following team members were fundamental in acquiring the project: Senior Electrical Estimator Nolan Johnson (A/Z), Senior Project Estimator Lamon Harris, Business Development Manager Joe Corson, Project Manager Chih Chen, Safety Supervisor Jack Patterson, Project Superintendent Scott Morris, and many others.

Team members install conduits on the University of Maryland Baltimore project, from the new electrical room in Howard Hall through a utility chase to the upper floor electrical utility rooms in the Bressler Research Building.

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The completed substation security upgrade project in Florida.

Teamwork Key to Substation Security Upgrade Projects POWER & ENERGY MARKET n

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Cianbro’s Power & Energy team continues to support utility customers with various security upgrades at existing substation facilities. The team recently wrapped up security upgrade projects in Florida. Both projects began construction in November of 2020 and required security enhancements, as they fell under the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standard, CIP 014, for critical infrastructure. The projects were large, 230 kV substations, and the scopes were quite similar and consisted of replacing the existing 7-foot tall chain-link fence with a new 10-foot-tall, high-security fence with animal mitigation characteristics. This fence is unique in that not only is it robust, but its design prevents animals, including snakes, from climbing the exterior. Animals are a nuisance for substations and cause more power outages and reliability concerns than most people might know. The project also consisted of numerous other security features intended to protect the public and the substation from a threat of forced entry. These features 24

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included new perimeter lighting, cameras, access controls, and an intrusion detection system (IDS). Additionally, new pre-cast security buildings were installed, along with a station service upgrade required to support the new systems. Both projects also had unique challenges. To start, on one of the projects, the team learned that work would need to come to a halt. The plant facility was planning a generator overhaul that was scheduled for March through May. Unfortunately, access to the substation became hindered, forcing the Cianbro team to de-mobilize offsite for four months. Thankfully, the team could join forces with the crews at the other project site to help accelerate construction at that project in the interim. In addition, the heat posed a significant challenge at both sites. Much of the work occurred in the summer, and all tasks were outside with little protection from the sun. It was common for the heat index to top 100 degrees for most of the week beginning in June. By looking out for each other, the team persevered through the summer months, completing both projects by the end of the year. A special thanks goes out to the talented, hardworking team members willing to travel and support these projects across multiple states. The teams continued to focus on safety and quality, having secured two more projects with the client.


Starcon’s team who last year achieved seven consecutive years with zero OSHA recordables at the Dow Chemical Freeport, Texas, site.

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Congratulations to the Starcon team for achieving seven years with zero OSHA recordables at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas. This safety milestone is attributed to our team’s adherence to proven safety processes that have paved Starcon’s Road to Beyond Zero. Starcon provides several services for the Dow Chemical Freeport site, such as welding, pipefitting, and general mechanical work. When you have that much high-risk work, there are always opportunities for error. Still, through site leadership, team member commitment, involvement in the

safety process, and a site culture that allows for intervention, safety is truly a priority within Starcon. “We are very proud of the Starcon team members at the Dow site,” said Area Operations Manager Julius Lester. “Their commitment to safety over the past seven years meets the highest expectations.” Starcon is a competitive and longstanding provider for maintenance, capital, and turnaround work. The Starcon team at Dow Chemical Freeport has not had a recordable injury. As we strive to finish another safe quarter and focus on new goals this year while moving through the pandemic, the team will not rest on their laurels. The team will continue its work to maintain an incident- and injury-free workplace.

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Commitment Key to Substation Expansion Project POWER & ENERGY MARKET n

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ianbro has completed the final commissioning phase of a substation expansion project in central Maine. This past fall, the team continued to work through engineering changes with the client to ensure that the team would cross the finish line in early October 2021 with the re-energization of the existing and expanded 115/34.5kV substation. Cianbro’s Power & Energy team began this project in 26

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the late summer of 2020 breaking ground on the substation expansion pad with our subcontract partner Comprehensive Land Technologies, Inc. With the delayed award of the project, and concurrent temporary design of the existing transmission and distribution yard bypass configurations, it became critical for Cianbro to complete the new 115/34.5kV T3 transformer expansion for system critical reliability purposes. Cianbro’s substation teams, alongside local distribution line crews, worked diligently through the 2020-2021 winter season to complete the temporary bypass work and yard expansion. As the project neared the energization of the yard expansion, the team was thrown another curve ball with


The completed substation located in central Maine.

the ISO applications along with the additional design and installation of a second mobile substation. Through the winter and early spring, Cianbro worked both in the control house and 115/34.5kV yard expansion in preparation for the cutover and isolation of the existing yard. Once outage applications were finalized, and the temporary design modifications were provided in late spring of 2021, Cianbro began working with the power supplier to divert the power around the existing substation. This enabled the project team to isolate the yard completely and start the final phase of component upgrades throughout the yard. General Foreman Patti Brann drove the completion of the power and control system upgrades throughout the yard, while Leigh Ross, Brent Haskell, Scott Bumps, and Peter Heartquist led the team in the yard with civil, structural, and mechanical installations. By early September, Cianbro had completed all of the electrical and mechanical installation work and had begun to hand over the system to our electrical testing subcontractor Electrical Power Systems (EPS) for function testing and verification.

The project spanned approximately a year from mobilization to re-energization. It took the commitment of all team members, reaffirming Cianbro’s capabilities as a fullservice provider across the transmission, distribution, and substation submarkets. The experience and effort from our project leaders and dedicated Cianbro team members were on display throughout this project. ✔ 37,351 Project Safe Hours

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Toby Whitehead, Superintendent (left) and Richard Drake, Director.

Strengthening Powerful Connections A/Z CORPORATION n

By Jennifer Miller & Mark Maulucci

A/Z Corporation recently completed a critical initiative for one of the lead designers and manufacturers of semiconductor products. With a global footprint, their products can be found across data center, telecommunications, and industrial and defense applications. Their customers depend on high-quality, robust products with no margin for error while ensuring maximum performance. Due to the critical nature and growing demand for the products they provide, any disruption to the manufacturing process is not an option. Subsequently, they identified the need to improve its energy efficiency and resiliency at its headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts. As a result, the company teamed up with Renew Energy Partners and A/Z to develop a combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) facility, also known as a trigeneration plant. A/Z acted as the design lead for a GE Jenbacher 2.6 mW natural gas-fueled engine generator, including a heat recovery steam generator to produce low-pressure steam and jacket water heat recovery equipment. The team was also responsible for installing a new 295-ton hot water absorption chiller and cooling tower and integrating the new CCHP system into the existing manufacturing plant. The heat recovery measures in the new CCHP aim to increase thermal efficiency from 55 percent to 75 percent in the winter months, improve the efficiency of the absorption chiller, and reduce the overall system payback period. “A/Z was tasked with a critical infrastructure project where disruption to any manufacturing operations was not an option,” said Richard Drake, PE, Director. “Critical 28

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to the project was coordinating tie-ins with manufacturing shutdowns as well as achieving the completion date to receive utility incentives. Our team collaborated with numerous partners to install the equipment without impacting sensitive operations and successfully performed the work within the shutdown periods. Our entire team was the key reason the project was a success!” The new CCHP system includes a 15kV custom switchgear, 630kW TESLA powerpack, allowing the facility to seamlessly transition from the grid to islanding mode with no power interruption. The facility is also equipped for full black start capabilities, which helps improve power reliability during local utility outages. In addition to aiding in cost and energy savings, the CCHP facility also contributes to the client’s sustainability goals by significantly reducing CO2 emissions and other pollutants.


Last summer, Cianbro’s Electrical Distribution team took part in an all-day developmental workshop featuring a variety of presentations. The event was also an opportunity to recognize the team’s accomplishments and introduce the brand-new bucket trucks that have been added to the fleet.

Distribution Team Sees Eventful 2021 POWER & ENERGY MARKET n

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This past year has been exciting for the New England Distribution team, who kicked off 2021 by signing a threeyear master service agreement with an electricity supplier in Maine. In June, the team extended a master service agreement with another energy supplier in New Hampshire for another three years. In late July, the team took the opportunity to celebrate their hard work throughout the pandemic with a barbecue, where they also toured two of the company’s 12 new bucket trucks and a new tensioner and puller. One of this year’s highlights includes an emergency project in Carmel, Maine, in July where the team had to install a step-down pad-mount transformer to shed load off of a substation. All of this work happened over a four-day window, and many team members canceled their Fourth of July plans to help with this effort.

One of 12 new bucket trucks recently acquired by Cianbro. Another highlight from last year is the team’s deployment to Connecticut to assist after Hurricane Henri hit in August, where teams from New Hampshire and Maine helped restore power. While 2021 was an exciting year, the team also looks ahead to 2022, which will surely be another year of growth for the New England Distribution team. THE CHATTER

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Cianbro’s Power & Energy team in Michigan gather for their morning stretch and daily planning meeting before getting to work on a transmission line project.

In It Together

Employee ownership inspires team members toward success

T “It gives me more sense of pride and satisfaction when I’m driving by a job site or talking to team members. When I’m making those connections over the phone with candidates or new hires, I make sure to mention that we are an ESOP company, and explain the true benefits of the ESOP. It gives our team members a sense of pride, a sense of leadership, a sense of commitment.” – Malcolm Bostic, Recruiter, Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Office

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o anyone unfamiliar with The Cianbro Companies, it might seem as though the company has some wellguarded secret that drives its continued growth and success. The truth is, we do! Behind every Cianbro project, you will find one common factor so pivotal that without it, Cianbro as we know it would not exist. So, what is the secret? “The Cianbro Companies’ growth and success begins and ends with our team members. It boils down to a simple phrase we use here at Cianbro: It’s All About People,” said Pete Vigue, Chairman of The Cianbro Companies. “They take pride in the work they do. Because each team member is an employee-owner, they have a vested interest in seeing our company thrive. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan means that if the company succeeds, our team members reap the rewards from that success. So does the team member next to them, and so on.” No matter what technology, tools, or equipment the company invests in, none of it would matter without our team members. Day-in and day-out, our team members bring their can-do attitudes to our job sites and offices, performing at a high level to ensure we deliver quality outcomes for our clients, our company, and one another. In every conference room and team member gathering place across the United States, you will find one message consistently hanging on the walls: “No one in this room is


smarter than all of us.” Our team members take that phrase to heart, respecting and welcoming an array of ideas and perspectives, and understanding that each individual brings something new and vital to the table.

What is Cianbro’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan? Cianbro first began sharing profits with team members in 1964. In the following years, Cianbro’s founders began brainstorming ways to ensure the company’s long-term livelihood after their retirement. The Cianchette brothers considered selling, merging, and taking Cianbro public. In the end, it became clear, the right thing to do was to transfer the ownership to the team members. This significant journey in our company’s history began in 1979 and was carried out gradually to maintain financial stability. In 2004, the company became a 100 percent employee-owned. In addition to ensuring its future, the company adopted the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), so that the team members who contribute to the company’s growth can benefit from that success, accumulating a beneficial ownership interest in the company. Here’s how it works: As a 100 percent employee-owned company, each team member participates in the ESOP and shares in the risk and profits of the business. As owners, team members have a vested interest to work more efficiently, safely, and productively to ensure the successful completion of each project. Our company’s future is truly a function of our team members – their vision, skill, and character. Unlike a 401(k), where companies may match a percentage of what you personally contribute, the profitsharing plan is our way of contributing toward our team members’ retirement. Contributions are made out of the company’s annual profits into team member’s accounts. Our goal is to have consistent growth year over year. Through the ESOP, team members take responsibility and look out for their colleagues as well as their company. When the company is profitable, it influences our stock value. Achieving profitability begins with team members working safe, being efficient with putting work in place, and working together as a team. To perform at our best, we must all embrace lifelong learning. By providing our team members with educational opportunities, they develop new skills that enhance their ability to work safely and efficiently while they strive to meet their career goals. This combination of lifelong learning, applying what you learn within your job, and career advancement allows team members to enjoy long, prosperous careers with the company. The longer team members remain with the company, the greater the benefit becomes within the ESOP. In It Together, continued page 30

“Being part of an employee-owned company, it really is a family feeling. Each day, everyone comes in, they do their part, they do the best they can, and they look out for one another.” –Sarah Daggett, Project Engineer, Cianbro

“You look at everything from a different perspective. The outcomes affect more than just me; they affect everyone in the company.” – Esteban Bernal, Electrical Apprentice, Cianbro

“Being an employee-owner means I have a better chance of saving money for the future for my retirement. The company is invested in its own team members, and that means a lot. Very few companies do that nowadays.” – Christian Martinez (left), Heavy Equipment Operator, Starcon Javier Botello (right) THE CHATTER

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“Being an employee-owner means that every decision you make on the project impacts not only yourself, but every other team member as well. It really makes you feel like a family when you’re out there on the job site.” – Mack Susi, Project Manager, Cianbro

In It Together, continued from page 29 “Individuals who like being part of a winning team really shine here,” said Andi Vigue, President/CEO of The Cianbro Companies. “The team members who take the initiative, are dedicated to their craft and commit to lifelong learning, know that if they succeed, and their team succeeds, the whole company succeeds, then we all succeed. This is where the value of the ESOP model benefits us all. We are fortunate to have team members who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure the job is done properly, efficiently, and safely. In turn, that usually leads to more jobs and growth. “Our future is entirely in the hands of all of us. From the newest team member hired to the most tenured, we are responsible for holding each other accountable. This means we need to identify and celebrate the good work we see day-in, day-out, as well as coach each other to perform at our best,” added Andi Vigue. “As long as we safely work together as one team, applying ingenuity to our tasks and demonstrate our can-do spirit each day, there is nothing we cannot accomplish together. The sky truly is the limit for your company.”

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“Together, we are united in creating a successful culture for ourselves and our fellow team members and we all share in an extraordinary opportunity to shape the future of our company. Every single team member brings value to our company, however, it is when we all provide support and collectively aspire toward the success of each team member that the company and team truly prospers and grows.” – Erin Wengell, Senior Associate Architect , A/Z

“It’s not just about the profit sharing at the end of the year – it’s about what it takes to make sure there’s profit sharing at the end of the year, and understanding that every one of us makes a conscious decision every day in how much Cianbro will be able to allot to profit sharing. Whether it’s an estimator’s bid, a project manager’s negotiations with our clients, a carpenter using a lift of 2x4s most efficiently, or a team member securely putting our tools away at night – we all contribute to the bottom line every day – and how much we contribute is up to you!” – Kim Sieber, Regional Engineer Manager, Cianbro


The A/Z team oversaw the design, planning, and implemen­tation of renovations to a state-of-the-art clinical manufacturing facility for a major biotech company.

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A/Z Corporation recently partnered with a single-source drug development technology company to support their efforts to accelerate and transform biologics discovery, development, and manufacturing from concept to commercial manufacturing. This company has facilities across Asia, Europe, and North America, including its new 14,000-square-foot clinical manufacturing facility in New Jersey. After identifying the need to become involved in the COVID-19 vaccine production, A/Z was tasked to design and renovate the facility for Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) operation and clinical manufacturing. This location focuses on the production of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) and recombinant proteins based on mammalian cell culture technology. With this project’s desired fast-track design and construction, A/Z simultaneously executed a two-phase schedule to achieve the milestone completion date. The first phase involved consolidating equipment and spaces and relocating equipment within the product development and quality control lab spaces. The second phase included the

consolidation of equipment and spaces, the relocation of equipment, and the newly designated production and storage space within the cGMP/manufacturing/warehousing area. “This design-build project had several challenges the team had to navigate, specifically the design, approvals, and overall project schedule,” said A/Z Vice President Scott Loureiro. “The collective team, including A/Z, the owner, the A/E, and our subcontractor partners, came together and stood united on achieving the project’s goals. In my perspective, working with such an outstanding and dedicated team was a highlight throughout the project.” A/Z’s team oversaw the design, planning, and implementation of renovations that converted and qualified this facility from single-product to multi-product production. The new facility supports drug substance (DS) process development, tech transfer, clinical manufacturing, batch release, DS storage, and stability studies. It primarily contains a Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) production area with a potential bioassay lab as BSL-2 to handle special cell-based bioactivity. The reconfigured facility aims to process approximately 15–20 batches per year with the current upstream and downstream line capability of up to 4,000 L scale. From project startup through the final closeout, A/Z was well aware of the high risks associated with this project and ultimately met the project objectives while exceeding the client’s expectations. THE CHATTER

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Palmer Auditorium A/Z CORPORATION n

By Ali Kriscenski

Palmer Auditorium at Connecticut College is deeply rooted in the history of the campus, located in New London. The four-story art deco structure was originally designed by William Lamb, the principal architect for the Empire State Building. Built in 1939, its 1,300-seat hall has showcased an array of performances by students, community members, and renowned entertainers. While the building has undergone general upgrades over the years, Connecticut College partnered with A/Z Corporation to transform the facility and the adjacent Castle Court into a revitalized center for performance and creative research. Two significant gifts to the College funded the $24 million project: a $10 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and a $10 million gift from supporters Nancy and Preston Athey. The major interior renovations will enhance auditorium sightlines and seating, improve rehearsal and classroom spaces, upgrade the stage performance area, and increase accessibility. The renovation will also provide new collaboration spaces, a light-filled modern teaching studio, and consolidated administration suites. The facility will receive new HVAC, electrical, and fire alarm systems along with theatrical lighting and AV systems. In addition, the sustainably focused upgrades to all the building mechanical systems will increase energy efficiency.

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The building’s exterior underwent historically informed renovations. The facade will receive an extensive restoration, including replacing severely deteriorated limestone panels, cleaning the limestone and granite cladding throughout, replacing the through-wall flashing at all existing parapets, and installing all new exterior windows and doors. Restoration work is under way to revitalize the entrances and honor the building’s historical past.


Back row (from left): David Folmar, Dr. George Manning, Hannah Bass, Thomas Senior, Robert Richard, Nicole Setzer, Eric Friddle, Francisco Aguilar, Jason Mallet, Jeremy Ladd, Jeff Grey, Bruce Cummings, and Dan Coffey. Front row (from left): Miranda Kinney, Ben Blodgett, Jacob Ramp, Andrea Pelletier, Rachel Carney, Mary Casey-Walsh, Lyndsy Moen, Jarod Cox, Jack Conlon, Mark Brooks, and Aric Dreher.

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The very essence of leadership requires the ability to scan the current horizon to develop a plan to meet the organization’s needs now and in the future, regardless of any challenges that may arise. Though the COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown a wrench into many plans, it did not stop the delivery of leadership programs throughout The Cianbro Companies. Instead, the Cianbro Institute, which hosts these programs, found safe and creative ways to educate team members from A/Z, Cianbro, and Starcon, while being mindful of CDC guidelines. Instead of seeing COVID-19 as a roadblock, the Institute team leaned into innovation and turned it into an opportunity. The organization has become increasingly tech-savvy, and our team members have quickly adapted to new technology platforms needed for remote education. The team developed a hybrid approach to bring team members together in smaller groups or “learning pods” at various locations throughout the organization. These learning pods used technology to view live presentations streamed out of the Cianbro Institute in Pittsfield, Maine. Utilizing this hybrid format, the Institute created a learning environment where team members could still engage with their peers, view presentations, and ask questions in real-time. Additionally, this approach reduced team members’ travel and gave us a platform to reach a larger audience than we typically could with 100 percent in-person classes.

Fundamentals of Supervision (FOS) This hybrid approach was also used to deliver four sessions of our FOS program. FOS was offered remotely with learning pods at locations including Falmouth, Maine; Bloomfield, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland; Michigan; Florida; Indiana; and Virginia. Throughout the two-day session, participants learned about communication, human resources, environmental, health and safety, productivity, quality management, continuous improvement, diversity

and inclusiveness, mental health, daily activity planning, and leadership.

Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP) The finance team put a renewed focus on the FLDP in 2021 with an enhanced curriculum designed to provide more structure and growth opportunities. CJ Harney Cianbro Equipment Finance Leader, and Jacob Ramp, Finance Leader, presented the changes to the three-year rotational program in Falmouth, Maine, with a guest audience of current FLDP members, summer interns, and the Board of Directors. The program currently has four members in different stages of the program from across the organizations, along with five graduates serving in various leadership positions within The Cianbro Companies. Cianbro’s Leadership Initiative (CLI) Last year, also saw the return of CLI, with the intent to proactively facilitate the development and readiness of team members to ensure they are prepared with the foundational skills to lead others successfully. Participants were nominated by senior leaders of their respective markets or business units. Also utilizing the hybrid model, CLI was broken into four sessions over the year, focusing on building community in the workplace, helping people through change, fostering a highperformance culture, and company success through the team concept. In addition, participants have the opportunity to apply their learning by compiling and leading a team to help plan and execute a project that will provide value within their market/business unit. Upon the program’s conclusion in December, participants delivered a presentation showcasing their project, the journey, and the outcome. Cianbro Advanced Leadership Initiative (CALI) Currently under construction, the Institute is developing a new leadership program currently developing a new leadership program, CALI, which will focus on the skills needed to lead at the highest levels of our organization. This program will focus on strategic decision-making for executive-level development accomplished by three to four sessions, inclusive of a week-long study of leadership at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. THE CHATTER

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Now-retired team member Andy Wolf (left) and Project Engineer Sean Leeman (center) review plans for the Deer Creek to Wes Del 138 kV BOLD transmission rebuild for AEP with a trade partner.

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Team Overcomes Tight Deadlines, Unexpected Swamp on Indiana Transmission Rebuild POWER & ENERGY MARKET n

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n July 2021, Cianbro completed the Deer Creek to Wes Del 138kV BOLD transmission rebuild for AEP. Located near Muncie, Indiana, the 19.7-mile steel monopole project consisted of two circuits constructed on 114 concrete foundations. While approaching the completion of the project, AEP identified system load issues in the region and asked the team to respond by finishing the project early. The team was able to react quickly, adjusting plans to safely execute the new deadline. The line was successfully energized the first week of May, two months ahead of schedule.


The Deer Creek to Wes Del project was not without hurdles for the team to overcome. Aside from the need for an expedited completion, the team also faced a difficult location with existing lattice towers to be removed from a swamp. The new line routed around this area, so the team was able to get the line energized, but had to formulate a plan to come back and tackle the swamp area in the summer of 2021. Our first attempt involved utilizing an MD-500 work helicopter and Blackhawk heavy-lift helicopter to remove the two towers in sections. As that work began, the team discovered there was no safe way to remove the lowest sections of the towers solely from the air. The team went back to the drawing board and developed a plan using amphibious vehicles in conjunction with aerial support from an MD-500 to remove the remaining steel from the swamp. The modified plan allowed work to be completed safely in the challenging swamp environment. AEP and external stakeholders expressed how impressed they were with the innovative approach from the team to solve the problem successfully. The team’s successful completion of the swamp scope serves as a microcosm for how the team approached the entire project. Utilizing daily and weekly planning, we were able to adjust to the challenges and needs of our client while executing the project without any recordable injuries and with zero environmental incidents. The field leadership team did an outstanding job of delivering a quality project while spearheading and promoting our safety culture for the project’s duration. ✔ 29,969 Project Safe Hours Cianbro’s Power & Energy team wrapped up a transmission line project in Indiana ahead of schedule and under budget. For the final piece of the project, Cianbro worked with Haverfield Aviation, Inc. out of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to remove a tower structure that was in swamp-like terrain.

Cianbro Honored with AEP Recognition In 2021, American Electric Power Transmission (AEP) honored Cianbro’s Power & Energy team with the Zero Harm Safety Club award at the 138kV Level for working 138,000 injury-free hours. AEP’s Zero Harm Safety Club recognizes contract companies dedicated to the pursuit of Zero Harm. This recognition follows the 69 kV Level the team received at the end of 2020. AEP also awards injury-free hours at the 345kV and 765 kV Levels. Additionally, AEP recognized Cianbro with one of three Contractor Safety Awards for the second year in a row. To earn this recognition, contractors must excel in protecting their team through operational tasks and practices, backed by leadership committed to the Zero Harm approach to injury prevention. “Thank you to all of our team members who have gone above and beyond to ensure you and your colleagues work safely every day. These awards from AEP are a reflection of your dedication to make sure we all go home in better condition than when we arrived at work,” said Josh Gale, General Manager Transmission, Distribution and Substation. “Cianbro and AEP both instill safety as a top priority for our team members!”

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Starcon Racks Up Awards in 2021 STARCON

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Last year, Starcon received the CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award for the NAICS 238, 500K to 3M work hours per year category. Starcon’s world-class safety performance is the culmination of the company’s cultural commitment to safety, a forward-looking reliance on leading indicators, a variety of high-caliber HSSE initiatives, and most importantly, the daily commitment to safety by Starcon’s team members. Starcon’s

emphasis on safety is nothing without team members who share its vision, take personal ownership of the process, and strive to go Beyond Zero. They are more than contributors to Starcon’s success – they are the cause. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by CURT with this CISE Award,” said Peter Cianchette, President and COO. “This significant achievement could not have been realized without the hard work and dedication of our team members working together. Health and safety at Starcon has always been our highest value, and this milestone is a testimony to the effectiveness of our safety program and culture. Congratulations to our team members across the company who earned this recognition, and thank you for your commitment to safety excellence!”

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Team members who support Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas, accept Dow’s Safety Sustainability Award and Safety Excellence Award.

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In September, the team at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas, was honored with Dow’s Safety Sustainability Award and Safety Excellence Award. The Safety Sustainability Award recognizes contractor companies that have worked more than 50,000 work hours with exceptional safety performance. The Safety Excellence Award recognizes contractor companies that have worked more than 50,000 hours on-site for over a year, helped contribute to overall facility OSHA rating of .10, and have been a top performer on all site processes. Congratulations to our entire team on this recognition, and thank you for your uncompromising commitment to safety.

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Last summer, Starcon was honored with the ABC STEP Diamond Award at the Houston Chapter Membership Breakfast. Last year marks the eighth consecutive year Starcon has achieved the STEP Diamond level — the highestranking award ABC gives out. “It’s an honor to be recognized by ABC,” said David Folmar, Starcon’s Director of HSSE. “STEP is an invaluable tool for measuring our safety performance against the best of the best. We use it to help ensure we’re keeping up with the most current safety techniques.”


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From left: Justin Brooks, Regional HSSE Manager; Brian Walker, Area Operations Manager; Anthony Falcon, Sr. HSSE Manager accept the ABC Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Award.

Ryne Elfstrom

Starcon is a proud recipient of the Excellence in Construction Award for the NAO Turnaround at Chevron Phillip Chemical in Baytown, Texas. The scope of the NAO Turnaround included valve bolt-ups, pipefitting, welding, exchangers, drums, external tower work, rigging, and critical lifts. Project highlights included 4,205 welds performed, 2,334 flange connections, 51 exchangers, 12 drums, 45 valve repairs, 60 PSV valve replacements, seven compressor repairs, and 30 heavy lifts. In the face of HSSE challenges, which included heavy equipment operation with intricate rigging and potential hazardous energy release, the team managed to complete the project on time, on budget, and with a TRIR of 0.00 over a total of 186,561 exposure hours. Additionally, this project met all of Starcon’s QA/QC benchmarks and client satisfaction. The NAO Turnaround is an excellent example of Starcon’s partnership with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, producing nearly 10 years of successful projects.

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Starcon is a proud recipient of the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s Contractor Safety Excellence Award. This award recognizes contractor companies that have achieved outstanding safety performance while working at CPChem during the 2020 award year. Hats off to our team at CPChem for this achievement and thank you for your dedication to safety excellence! Carlos Saldana, Project Manager, and Brian Walker, Area Operations Manager, accept the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s Contractor Safety Excellence Award.

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Cianbro team member Mike Moulton performs welding work on the Veranda Street Bridge project in Portland, Maine. Welding, although a common industry practice, is a complex activity requiring careful attention to many details that must be performed by skilled, qualified professionals.

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ianbro, Starcon, and A/Z routinely perform welding during most construction projects. Welding, although a common industry practice, is a complex activity requiring careful attention to many details that must be performed by skilled, qualified professionals. Welding programs focus on two key elements – Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS) and qualified welders. Both elements of a welding program must be satisfied to properly produce sound welds. Welding must be performed by qualified team members in accordance with a written WPS, following both project


specifications and the applicable Welding Code. Depending on the project, Welding Codes may be in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Petroleum Institute (API), or other internationally recognized standards. To establish a qualified WPS, welding codes usually require performance of weld procedure qualification weld(s), documented on a procedure qualification record (PQR). Once welded, test pieces are destructively tested to ensure the welding operation did not degrade the base metal. Common destructive tests performed on completed welds include: • Bend tests to prove ductility. • Tensile tests to prove material ultimate strength is acceptable. • Some codes require additional nondestructive and destructive tests of welds during the qualification process, including: • Radiographic test (RT) • All weld metal tensile tests • Notch toughness testing to prove material toughness at lower temperatures • Corrosion tests • Ferrite content tests • Microstructure hardness tests • Macro etch examination to prove complete weld penetration • Nick break tests The PQR documents all welding parameters used during the qualification weld(s) and the required testing results. Once the required tests are completed satisfactorily and documented on the PQR, the details recorded on the PQR may be used to write an approved WPS. Vital details established and recorded on the PQR, transferred to the WPS, are essential variables. Essential variables may not be changed on a WPS without redoing the PQR (establishing revised essential variables). Some details recorded on the PQR are non-essential variables. Changes to non-essential variables on a WPS may be made without redoing the PQR. Examples: Specified welding process, base metal, or filler metal numbers are essential variables requiring a new PQR to revise an existing WPS (if changed). Methods used to clean the weld zone or nominally increase preheat from that specified on the WPS are non-essential variables that can be changed without redoing the PQR. Once a qualified WPS is written, skilled welders must pass welder qualification tests following the WPS. After performance test welds are made, they are usually subject to visual examination and bend testing (some welding codes require additional inspections or testing). Results of a welder’s performance testing are documented on a Welder Qualification Record (WQR). The WQR lists performance essential variables, which differ from WPS essential variables. Once qualified, welders may weld using a qualified WPS within limits (performance essential variables) established

Cianbro team member John Souza grinds a steel beam for the North Hero-Grand Isle Bridge project at the Cianbro Fabrication & Coating facility in Pittsfield, Maine. by their qualification test. Performance essential variables include process used, base metals, filler metals, thickness of deposited weld, positions allowed to weld, performance of butt welds with or without backing, and a few others. Cianbro, Starcon, and A/Z are capable of welding any base metal routinely encountered in construction. Welding processes include: • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) • Submerged arc welding (SAW) • Other options, such as machine welding, orbital welding, pulsed arc, and high-frequency arc Any Cianbro company may use the WPS and welders qualified by the other Cianbro companies. This practice must be described in each company’s QC Manual. Welding documents from one Cianbro company used by another, must be formally accepted by the second company (certification statement included on the applicable record). THE CHATTER

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An aerial view of the work being done on the Alexandria Bay Bridge project.

Alexandria Bay Team Begins to Wrap Up Phase 2 INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET Since August 2017, the Cianbro team, alongside joint venture partner Northland Associates Inc., has been working on the modernization and expansion of the U.S. Land Port of Entry at Alexandria Bay in Upstate New York. The project is broken up into two phases. Phase 1, which was completed in January 2020, included: • The construction of a commercial inspection warehouse and inspection bays. • Commercial inspection lanes. • Non-intrusive inspection buildings. • A portion of elevated parking over the commercial side. 42

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Phase 2 includes: • The Main Building. • Secondary enclosed and open-air inspection. • Non-commercial inspection lanes. • Wastewater treatment plant. • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) building. • Outbound inspection. • The remainder of the parking garage. Throughout the winter, the team will finish the demo of the existing structures. In the spring of 2022, they’ll complete the earthwork and final paving on the north end. “The team has worked really well together, even in the face of some challenges that I know a lot of job sites were also facing,” said Charlie Cianchette, noting that COVID-19 and lack of tradespeople have been the biggest barriers. “We’ve maintained a high level of teamwork throughout both phases of the project and remain committed to closing out the project in the spring.”


The new gymnasium at the expanded Maine Correctional Center in Windham, Maine.

Modernizing a 100-Year-Old Correctional Facility BUILDING MARKET In December 2018, Cianbro began work on modernizing and expanding the Maine Correctional Center (MCC) in Windham, Maine, a medium security prison built roughly a century ago. While the $116 million project includes renovating existing buildings, the main improvement is the construction of new facilities on the existing campus. Construction includes six new buildings, renovation of one existing dormitory, and demolition of six existing buildings. One of the project’s most significant challenges has been renovating and expanding the facility while it remains 100 percent active. “In addition to the Correctional Center remaining open throughout construction, there has been a lot of moving parts, which means that communication and planning have been critical to our success,” says Lyndsy Moen, Project Manager. “Our team has been incredibly mindful of that throughout the entire project, and overall our coordination with the Department of Corrections has really helped create a smooth process for both parties.”

The new library in Building 6 of the expanded Maine Correctional Center in Windham, Maine. Work on the MCC campus includes new: • Offices, staff locker room, visitation area, laundry room, medical facility and kitchen. • Gymnasium, classrooms, chapel, music room, and recreational spaces. • Boilers, chillers, pumps, and generators to support new buildings on campus. • Housing unit for an additional 240 residents. • Maintenance shop and vehicle bay. • Perimeter and control security fencing. • Sewage treatment plant. • Main administrative entrance and Sallyport. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2022. THE CHATTER

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Cianbro retrofitted an existing building in Pittsfield, Maine, into a state-of-the-art medical flocked swab manufacturing facility to help Puritan Medical Products meet heightened demands amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cianbro’s team on the Puritan Medical Products expansion project earned the Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Eagle Award. The award honors the nation’s most innovative and high-quality construction projects and safety programs. From left: Project Superintendent Rae Randlett, Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation Director Mark McLean, Project Manager Pete Malikowski, Properties Manager Paul Dube, Executive Vice President Richard Brescia, and retired Project Superintendent Rick Godin. 44

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s the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020, it became abundantly clear to Guilford, Mainebased Puritan Medical Products – one of two major manufacturers of medical testing swabs in the country – that they would need to expand their manufacturing capacity. In April of that year, they reached out to Cianbro, who retrofitted an abandoned site at 129 North Main St. in Pittsfield, Maine, to help reach their goal of producing 20 million more swabs per month. In March 2021, Associated Builders and Contractors honored Cianbro with a National Excellence in Construction® Award for the company’s work on the 129 North Main project. The award recognizes the nation’s most innovative and high-quality construction projects and safety programs. “This award is all thanks to our team, who faced several challenges throughout these projects, yet time and again came together and pushed through to meet our goals,” said Richard Brescia, Executive Vice President for Cianbro. “We were able to leverage so many talented individuals with


different backgrounds and skills, whose insight was invaluable given our tight turnaround times to get these projects up and running. This is a perfect example of what we can accomplish when we work as a team, including our trade partners, who were essential to the success of these projects.” Cianbro’s work for Puritan didn’t stop after 129 North Main, as Puritan still had a need to expand their production and was looking to fast track the work. The Cianbro and A/Z Corporation team initially helped with site selection and preliminary budgeting, but quickly moved into construction after identifying the former San Antonio Shoe (SAS) factory across town in Pittsfield as the best fit for Puritan’s second expansion. The project at 206 SAS Drive, was another intense design-build, schedule-driven project. Crews worked around the clock throughout the fall and winter of 2020-2021 to get the new 79,000 square foot facility online. Site work and landscaping were completed in June 2021. As the SAS team pushed through the startup of the second new Puritan facility in Pittsfield, Puritan reached out with yet another opportunity in Orlinda, Tennessee. The expansion into Tennessee, which is 341,000 square feet, gives Puritan the ability to produce an additional 200 million swabs per month. “The project team has benefited tremendously from the hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment of our team members and the entire organization to make all three

Puritan projects successful,” said Pete Malikowski, Project Manager. “In addition, the team would like to recognize the dedication of Cianbro Vice President George Bell, who worked tirelessly to make the Tennessee project a success as he approached retirement after 48 years with Cianbro.”

An aerial view of Puritan Medical Products’ Orlinda, Tennessee, facility. The 341,000-square-foot facility enables Puritan to produce 200 million foam-tipped test swabs per month. Cianbro and teams installed more than 2.4 million pounds of structural and supporting steel from Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation and Dave Steel Company, and more than 3,000 yards of concrete. THE CHATTER

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Cianbro’s work on the Hampden Bridge Bundle project involves replacing eight bridges and rehabilitating a ninth along the northbound and southbound lanes along a four-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Hampden, Maine.

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n November 2019, Cianbro began work on the Hampden Bridge Bundle project in Hampden, Maine, replacing eight bridges and rehabilitating a ninth along the northbound and southbound lanes on a four-mile stretch of Interstate 95. Last fall, the team substantially completed the northbound work, and installed the final temporary diversion on the project before completing the demolition of the final original southbound bridge. This winter, the team continues its work on installing the permanent southbound bridges, which are scheduled to be open to traffic this summer.


Cianbro team members work together with trade partners to install bridge deck rebar on the Hampden Bridge Bundle project. “The team has worked well together, and this project has certainly required a lot of coordination,” said Nate Frazier, Senior Project Engineer. “One of the biggest challenges with this job site is that we had nine work locations plus four temporary bridge locations. Being that spread out, our team did a great job of overcoming that logistical challenge, ensuring we got equipment, materials, and our team members around the sites efficiently.” The Hampden Bridge Bundle was also the first Cianbro project to utilize the company’s new Link-Belt 228 HSL 130ton Lattice Boom Crawler Crane. This new crane enabled the team to self-perform work that would otherwise have been contracted out, and it also assembles quickly and easily, adding to the efficiency of the project. The team also utilized the Last Planner System™ to help manage the project and keep the team on schedule and on budget.

Cars pass by as the team in Hampden works on the Hampden Bridge Bundle project.

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The Dundalk Marine Terminal pile driving crew drives battered H-piles using custom template fabricated by our welding team.

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Across the Patapsco River from Cianbro’s Baltimore office, the Infrastructure Team is hard at work upgrading the Dundalk Marine Terminal for the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). The project reconstructs Berth 3 to accommodate larger vessels and improves the existing storm drain system. The MPA is in the middle of a multi-phase plan to upgrade Berths 1-6 to


accommodate larger vessels and anticipated sea level rise. Cianbro is currently executing the third phase with additional work planned by the MPA for Berths 1 and 2. The project began in February 2021 with the demolition of an existing storage building, installation of a new king pile wall, a relieving platform, and major storm drain improvements. The team installed 650 feet of king pile wall, 294 h-pile, and over 2,600 cubic yards of concrete for the relieving platform. The storm drain improvements were specifically challenging due to tidal infiltration, poor subsurface conditions, and a complicated tie-in configuration. The new system required the team to excavate and construct a new storm structure around an active 60-inch pipe. The team accomplished this by using pile-supported steel beams and steel mesh slings to support the pipe during excavation and construction. Once the new structure was in place, the team cut the existing pipe to tie it into the newly constructed system. Final tie-in involved a challenging elliptical cut through the new king pile wall 12 feet under water, and the removal of the old outfall system to allow for the completion

of the new king pile wall and relieving platform. Once the new relieving platform was complete, Cianbro began the demolition of the existing marginal wharf, including the extraction of over 1,700 timber pile, and phase 1 of the concrete test pile program. The team will begin driving the first of 336 precast concrete pile this month for the new wharf structure. The wharf structure will consist of precast concrete pile supporting bent caps, precast planks, and a concrete topping slab. The final structure will then receive backfill and concrete paving. Final improvements to the berths will include new bollards, fendering, and high mast lighting. The project is currently being led by Rachel Carney, John Garland and Gabriel Sloane. The experience and knowledge of foremen Juan Salazar and Leonard Brooks has been essential to the team’s success in the field. The project is scheduled to be completed at the beginning of 2023 and is currently ahead of schedule. ✔ 51,461 Project Safe Hours

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The Cianbro Companies Anniversaries Pages 50 through 57 honor our active team members who have one or more years of service 52 Years Peter G Vigue

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45 Years Steven Perrault

34 Years Anthony Ayotte Shawn H Bickford Kevin Curry Joseph Friant Jean Gantnier Patricia Laas Ernest Long Thomas Meunier Ronald Nickerson Dale Smith Scott Young

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William McLeod Joseph Oliver Jonathan Sacks Robert Seegmiller Charles Tapley Peter A Vigue Max Wahl 28 Years Mark Blanchard Thomas Carranza Kevin Crowell Greg Frantz Eric George Tim Gorham Edward Grignon Jack Guarnaccia Jeffrey Hinchman Rick Leonard Charles Schroeder Jr Michael Stevens Cory Thompson Andrew Tower Kim Vertefeuille 27 Years Tina Adams Tara Coffin Jon Collins Milton Cruikshank II Dawn Erb Paul Franceschi Yves Gagnon Kevin Grass Todd Hoffa Craig LePage Brent Luce Timothy Pushor Amy Webber Von Weese Michael Zemla 26 Years Chris Alexander Michael Bennett Michael Bishop Jason Butler Thomas Cooper Jason Curry Lincoln Denison Jr. Thomas Dewey Chester Dolloff Todd Folsom Mitchell Hayden Joseph Hyde Scott Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Michael Lilley

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Juan Corbe Jeffery Crowell Timothy Fiske Robert Gallant Jeffrey Gilbert Walter Gordon II Ricardo Gutierrez Roy Harris Gary Hayes Paul Hebert William Kearney Russell Lane Brian LeComte Mark Magario Randy Matthew Albert Michaud Mauricio Munoz Mary Nelson Amy Page Andrea Pelletier Lawrence Rediess Julia Smith Albert Spaulding Gilbert Stone Kristi Surratt Richard Toothaker Thomas Tracy David Varva David Walter Gregory Wiers Harry Woods Jr. Justin Zurowski 17 Years Amiel Alla Zac Anthony Robert Bagley Timothy Baldoni Curtis Beavers Jose Bernal Thommas Bialowas Rita Bleifield Marc Caldwell Wayne Canwell William Cote Jeremy Cozart Christopher Domler Austin Dozier Aric Dreher Corey Drost Sarah Enos Kenneth Faria Joshua Gale Justin Goodale Kevin Grillo Mark Hansen Christopher Henry Shawn Horsley Christopher Jarvais Marc Jedlowski James Jenkins Robert Kitchin Justin Ladd Abel Lara James LePage

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William Gaul Gerardo Gonzales Jacob Gorman Derrick Graves Michele Guyette Benjamin Hall Wayne Jordan Ronald Kief Miranda Kinney Dustin Kyser Jesus Limon Mark Maulucci Allison McDonough Andrew McFarland Philip McKenney Bruce Metrick Christine Nadeau Stuart Northup Jason Obereiner Kevin O’Neill Shane Reisinger Greg Sheets Jason Shinaberry James Silvey Chad Smith Gary Steward Jason Thereau Thomas Viles Robert Webster Susan Weeks Richard White 14 Years Francisco Aguilar Marvin Alvarenga Samuel Baker Sean Banks Megan Barnes Michael Barry Donald Beliveau Anthony Bosco III Gaetan Breton Daniel Brown Joseph Buckley Ray Bush Miguel Cabrera Reyes Bruce Cardani Jeffery Carr Jr. Paul Carter Jin Chen Daniel Coffey Joseph Cote Jason Despaw Joseph Ducharme Shane Ennis Kathleen Ferrigno Justin Gemmell Aaron Gibbs Michelle Godsoe Robert Golden Wilbert Gonzalez Dee Ann Grazioso Jason Hancock Mark Hovey Cathy Hutchins THE CHATTER

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Benjamin Izbicki Martin Jara Michael Keim Brian King Thomas Langille Jeffrey Lerch Jordan Lyford Shawna McKenney Lisa McPhail Robert Meckley Charles Medley Marvin Medrano Alejandro Mejia John Merrill Brenda Nichols Aaron O’Donnell Ralph Pearl Kyle Pellerin Michael Penso Juan Perez Mora Zachary Perrin Herminegildo Phee Aaron Pillar Will Portillo Soriano Steve Procell Michael Quintus Ulises Quiroga Sr. Melvett Ray Anthony Rickett Deborah Rowe James Roy Dennis Russell Timothy Sawyer Selvakumar Shanmugam Brady Stalbaum Christian Stefens Matthew Sullivan Charles Taranto Dale Taylor Christopher Tibbetts Kenneth Underhill Zebediah Underwood Christopher Vainio Herbert Vickers III Brian Webster Scott Wright Michael Zwick 13 Years Ulises Alvarenga Jesse Athorp Bert Babbitt Terry Bagshaw Jr. Eric Berumen Corey Blagdon Kevin Brogden Erica Caldwell Rigoberto Castro Hernandez Jeffrey Chandler Deborah Clark Derek Cobb Christopher Courville Philip DeRoo Christopher Driscoll Russell Dunn 52

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Robert Engelhardt Jr. Walter Factor Gary Feeney Tony Foster Andrew Hallett Michael Hobart Lori Hughes Kyle Jensen Sean Kelley Eui Kim John Leith Scott MacDonald Edgar Marshall Amanda McDermott Randy McGraw Steven Michaud Michael Moore Jr Brian Pelletier Jay Reynolds Douglas Robinson Mitchell Roman Michael Roth Carlos Saldana John Savage Joseph Senko Santos Sepulveda Gabriel Sloane Matthew Smith Ernesto Tejada Eric Vivlamore Jason Weister 12 Years Darren Atzman Chad Burgess William Burgon James Campbell Antonio M Castellanos Osvaldo Chavez Christopher Cochrane Benjamin Connors Glen Conrad Jacob Delair Charles Dryden James Flear Patricia Fritz Sergio Gabaldon Richard Gaccione Jr Samuel Guzman Christopher Hines Adam Hughes Craig Hutchins Karen Hyland Joseph Jordan Jr Christopher Kane Michael Kelly Cris Kerfus Corey King Kurt Laflamme Julius Lester Cristian Llamas Martinez Indalecio Lucatero Nicholas Martin Michel Martinez Adam Mazerolle

Stephen Mitchell David Moreau Scott Morris Philip Palmer Russell Pritt Howard Reynolds II Agustin Segura John Sieber Peyton Smith Ryan Smith Gina St Jean Aaron Stevens Robert Stewart Michael Tripp Jeffery Wallace Jonathan Wheaton James White Christopher Wilcox 11 Years Jose Aguilar Andrew Anderson Fred Ballantyne James Baronowski Gerry Batchelder Guy Berthiaume Daniel Brann Stephen Broznowicz John Ciolfi Shawn Clarke Ruben Coronado Robert Couture Michael Davis Nicholas Dinsmoor William Doubleday Ryne Elfstrom John Etchells Anthony Faiola Austin Fisher Monique Foster Colin French Federico Gencarella Andres Gonzalez Jeremy Hepworth Ryan Lockhart Edwin Luna Ordonez Bruce Mallett Carla Mallory Brian McNew William Mitchell Jerry Nettleton Mark Oxford Timothy Quinn Scott Rand Russell Rodrigue Kevin Shilko Michael Shurtleff Henry Villarreal Lauren Walsh Steven Walsh Corey Ward Benjamin Weingarden 10 Years Richard Bartucca Jr.

Michael Beaudry Benjamin Beaulieu Roy Bolton III Eben Campbell Mary Casey-Walsh Patrick Chamberlain Corey Craven Joseph Cutter David Desjardins David Doherty Brett Dyer Rachel Ervin Edward Farnham Christopher Fay Aaron Fluellen Omar Gonzalez Rodrigu Roman Gosselin Tyler Graves Jamie Grimes Daniel Guiliani Rafael Gutierrez Adam Harmon Christopher Harney Zachary Hayes Billy Hines Joseph Jenness Aaron Johns Quinton Johnson John Kantz Erica Kirby Jeremy Ladd John Lampinen Nathan Lancaster Timothy Leonard Ronald Liese Norman Linnell Angie Lovell Ronald Malonson Randall Marcotte Sarah Martin Jose Martinez Jonathan McDonald Joseph McDonald Gary McLaughlin Luke Michaud Matthew Novicki Dennis Ordway Raul Ortiz John Palmer Jack Patterson Kyle Pike David Pomerleau Jacob Ramp Michael Randall Kathleen Ransom Jason Richard Frances Riggs Manuela Rivera Joseph Schackart Justin Scott Jacob Seaman Gary Sicard James Simpson Halie Speaks Kenneth Spear

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Justin Stewart Jeremy Tolman Christopher Tourangeau Caryn Turchi Bobby Urrabazo Anita Verrill Dylan Vitali John Wasilewski Cheryl Waters Scott Wheeler Chris Willigar Sr. Brandon Wilson Alexander Wilson Andrew Zimmerman 9 Years Howard Alexander Kojo Asiedu Thomas Bean Gary Bell David Benge Mitchell Breault Valtina Brown Paul Burmeister Norbert Cabral Jesus Calzada George Carpenter Jose Cazares Kevin Cochenour Aaron Coombs Ana Lee Delagarza Pamela Dunphy Foster Eberly Amy Ellsworth Jeffrey Evans Jeffrey Forster Nathan Frazier Javier Garcia Chad Gearheart Raul Godinez Shannon Hager Jose Hernandez Juan J Hernandez Jeffery Howe Brenda Kidwell-Petito Justin Kitchin Pamela Martino Stephen Morgan Robert Nickerson Jeffrey Nowakowski Walter Oakman Carlos Ochoa Sr. Eve Parent Nilesh Patel Malcolm Patterson Thomas Phillips Stephen Pryor Eric Roberts James Sasser III Nathan Schofield Nicole Setzer Rodney Small Jill Stapay Stephen Thomas Douglas Thompson


James Underwood Christopher Varnell Philip Vigue IV Arturo Villarreal Patrick Waddell Erin Wengell Kyle Wentworth Ronald Werner Reginald Young 8 Years Cayetano Alvear Jr. Robert Battista Andrew Bisol Jason Canarr Jose Carrillo Lukas Chamberlain Alexandra Chavez Jose D Chavez Kevin Chronley David Coffey Joanna Cohen Kristofer Davis Kyrsten Duchene Brian Dunn Derek Ellis Braulio Escutia Manuel Espinosa Diaz George Feero Jr. Wallace Ferreira II Michael Foley Matthew Foster William Garcia Jake Gentes Edward Glynn Jaime Gonzalez Victoriano Gonzalez Kimberley Hampson Seth Handyside Allen Hart Peter Heartquist Joseph Higby William Hlavka Paul Howdyshell III Federico Ilao Kevin Kerrigan Stephen Lee Norman Magner Peter Malikowski Sarah Malikowski Michael Menders Ryan Merrifield Ronald Meverden Garrett Moody James Myler Noel Ocasio Wojciech Olak Antonio Palacios Cynthia Paugh Jason Paugh Randy Pender Andrew Pepper Gary Perrett William Pulley David Reed

Nicholas Riley Jacob Ritchie Henry Rullo Bobbi Ryder Jaime Saavedra Ricardo Sandoval Edward Simpkins Luke Sirois William Soderberg Mitchell Spatz Mack Susi Brenda Teti Edward Throgmorton Luis Torres Nestor Vizcaino Bruce White Sr. Justin Wise Michael Wyatt Osvaldo Zepeda 7 Years James Anderson Keith Anderson Susan Bagley Hannah Bass Alex Berry Jeremy Boulware Corinne Bowden Melody Bryant Mark Caccio Scott Calhoun Antonio Canas Alan Canto Jessie Champagne Luis Chavez Devin Clavette Austin Clemons Roman Compean Jana Corona Richard Cote Nathan Davidson John Davis George Dineen Alejandro Diosdado Darren Drobiak Brian Dubois Allen Edwards Mark Elliott Jr. Francisco Fonseca Katharine Foster Justin French Eric Friddle Amanda Gardner Ronald Gatons Penny Godsoe James Goodwin Jeffrey Gray Jose Gutierrez Paul Haggerty Ryan Hawkins Cody Hepworth Ricky Hepworth Nacor Heredia Ramon Hill Courtney Holt

Thomas Hopkins Michael Hubbard Michael Johnson Damika Jones Salomon Jurado Patrick Kilbride Scott Knight David Korb Connor Laflamme Gage Lake Robert Larsen Andrew Leali Gabriel Leyva Corona Joshua Linscott Joseph Manfredi Jr David Martin Jane Mason Tracy McCray John McDermott Cameron Moore Mark Moore Timothy Muscarella Jr John Novak IV Mark Novic Joshua Oary Jonathan Pease Riley Pelletier Robert Pieniadz Fernando Pinales Ruel Poissonnier Brendan Quinn Elizabeth Redmond Maxwell Reiser Dina Riendeau Charles Rowbotham Francisco Ruiz Rivera Jose Ruiz Rivera Charlotte Seiferth Douglas Stapelfeld Patrick Stefens Adam Surface Eduardo Taveras Derick Thomisee Daniel Toms Ryan Tupper Kendra Underhill Luis Villanueva Sr. Virgil White Craig Zuromski 6 Years Ernest Abbott Jr. Benjamin Ayer Peter Aziz Allen Baldwin Nicholas Barish Eli Bartels Daniel Batchelder Michael Baumeister Amber Beiring James Bell Frank Benton Jr. Jacqueline Benttinen Aimee Berling Dylan Blanchet

Kaelin Boone Nicholas Bouley Shawn Boulton Eric Brouker Carlos Caraveo Joshua Casey Vicky Castaneda Shane Cater Kendall Cenac Jose M Chavez Colin Christiansen Deagan Conrad Arturo Coronado Jr. Katherine Crocker Anthony Cruz Ivonne Cruz Thomas Davis Jason Derschan Andres Diaz Brad Dion Renee Driscoll Adam Duczynski Brian Ernst John Flanagan David Folmar Mathew Foster David Frye Ryan Gamblin Marco Garcia Jr. Zachary Gardiner William Ginter Ryan Graffam Coty Grant Joseph Guerin Christian Guerrero Rigoberto Guzman Raymond Halsey Todd Hepworth LaTrice Hines Kyle Holmstrom Joanann Jankovich Logan Kesler Robert Kolakowski Lucas Kostenbader Gerard Laflamme Rex Lagle Mark Leasure Sean Leeman Luis Lima Alejandro Longoria Carlos Lopez Miguel Lopez Angel Lopez Meza Jose Martinez Charles McPherson Jeffery Miller Jeffrey Mitchell Miguel Molina Valencia Jose Montoya Glen Moody Jr. Claude Morin Cortney Murry Patrick Noonan Stanley Novak Tiffany Ortiz

Albert Osswald Gary Parker Jared Perez Matthew Petrousek Monette Pierre Aidan Quinn Nicole Ramos Julian Reeves Ross Ricciarelli Angel Rodriguez Jose R Rodriguez Osvaldo Rodriguez Guillermo Sanchez Shane Sanner Cameron Schettler Jesus Segura Thomas Senior Sean Smith Harold Speed Damien Stallings Randy Swabby Joseph Thibault Larry Thomas Stacy Thornton David Vargas Jesse Villarreal Jay Walkowski David Walls Craig Washburn Craig Weaver Brennen Webster Jason Williams Kenneth Winemaster Clay Winkhart Jake Wiseman Nathan Wrigley Bryton York Omar Zaldivar Ryan Zullo 5 Years Juan Alvarez Brian Anderson Phillip Armstrong Zachary Benevides Esteban J Bernal Deanna Black James Blanchette Kenny Bones Kayla Breault Laura Breingan Gary Bressani Peter Brinley Brittney Britt Cory Britt Jordon Brundige Cindy Burdick Arthur Cabasag Rachel Carney Jason Clark Michelle Clark Michael Clisham George Close Amanda Coker Eladio Cosme THE CHATTER

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Kenneth Cote Jr Hal Cox Jared Cox Tyler Denbow Robert Dow Richard Drake Alex Duczynski Gregory Dumas Tristan Elliott Archie Engstrom III Zachary Erving Bodrick Felder Jorge Ferrer Michael Fitchie Stephen Fruscillo Daniel Garcia Susana Garcia John Garland Hugh Gilman Brandon Girard Haven Harrod II Andrew Hart Jakob Hayes Frank Hernandez Tabatha Herrington Sedric Holmes Nicholas Kendall Scott King Jill Kozur Brian Legnon Gina Lemire William Lewis III David Loock Luis Lopez Alan Lucas Cecilia Lydick James Maki Jorge Martinez Caballe William Maxwell Joseph Mazerolle Crystal Mcinerney Tashawn Moffett David Montanez Jr. Patrick Mullaney Randy Naquin Patrick Obrien Stephen Page Armando Pena Timothy Polkey Jared Preston Terry Price Andrew Pritt II Zoe Puckett Sabrina Rancourt Ryan Randolph Joshua Reed Zachary Renaud Juan Reyes Raul Reyes Robert Richard Jacob Rideout Walton Roberson Jr. Dakota Robinson Jackalin Rodriguez Christopher Rogers 54

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Walter Rogers Juan Sanchez Cody Shirley Shane Smith Nicholas Squillante Narshaneque Stewart Laurel Stone Michael Thomas Jedidiah Thompson Zachary Tracy Victor Urban Luis Villanueva Jr. David Vohar George Walker Derek Washburn Frankie Wayman Shane White Frank Xia Jenny Yee 4 Years Tolulope Adesina Armando Aldana Heather Archer Caleb Arnold William Avery Ronald Bagley Joel Bailey Steven Barreto Salvador Bernal Jesus Bernal Jr. Erica Bertolaccini Tyler Black Joseph Boland Robert Borkowski John Borrero Richard Boylan Parker Breard Michael Brescia Chad Brown Nettie Brown Peter Brzostowski Austin Burgoyne Donald Carter Derek Clark Jonathan Clements John Conlon Bryan Cook Ricky Cormier Luis Corona-Rodriguez Christopher Crawley Angelita Cuenca Richard Czaporowski Jeffery Danforth Ernest Darby Hugo Davila Peter DeMartini Evan Deschene Peter Desmond Jose Diaz Gonzalez Adam Digennaro Christopher Doan Jason Dodson John Drago Steven Edgecomb

Jacob Eldredge Alec Errickson Leslie Fara Eric Fish Kolin Fraser Daniel French John Frontiero Francisco Garcia Jr. Cory Garcia-Garcia Brendan Gerew Tyler Gilson Avery Giustra Paul Gregg Kyle Griffin Ethan Gross William Grover III Robert Grzyb Justin Hall Mark Hall Bruce Hamilton Scott Hart William Haynes Jr. Maxwell Hewes Holden Hodges Joseph Homolka Travis Horner Scott Jason Colin Jenkins Naji Johnson Justin Kolashuk Justin Kramer Kenneth Kramich Scott Krawitz Erik Kuechenberg John Laas Stephanie Labbe Kenneth LaBree Tyler LackedyMcCormick Zach LaFreniere Bianca Libby Cody Lindsey Noah Livingston Peter Logiodice V Geoffrey Long Jose Lopez Yulmin Lopez Timothy Macierowski Emily Mailloux Michael Mantoni Leo Marley Jerome Martin Kurt Massey Samuel Mayhew Dalton McGovern Erik Mendoza Anthony Merrill Quentin A Miller Quentin K Miller Casey Mishoe Jake Montminy Michael Moulton Jonathan Murphy Janine Myler Chase Nelson Jason Nunes

Todd Oppelt Russell Owings Justin Panther Cameron Parkins Jason Pina Jason Place Sergey Podgorodniy Jason Porter Michael Quilty Jeffery Reaume Andrew Ricketts Ulises Rodriguez Derek Ross Brodi Santagata Michael Schmitz Brendan Scully Dakota Sentz Julio Serna Walker Shinaberry Jacob Shuman Corey Skehan Jaime Smith Chandler Sorrell Tyler Speed Michael Statom Kyle Steward Todd Sylvester Alexander Tompkins Raymond Tozier William Vanderford Jr. Kristie Vasilchik Eli Violette Arthur Watson Nathan Watson Jason Weaver Deveral Webley II Jonathan Webster Bouston Williams Kyle Wilson Jacob Winslow Roberto Zamarripa Vladyslav Zdyr 3 Years Donald Ahrlett H Cesar Alanis Margarito Aldana Sandro Aldana Matthew Aldrich Charin Alicea Daniel Allard Madison Amezcua Cortez Robert Anderson Gary Atherton Gregory Aubin Parizod Azamova Travis Baker Robert Banks Juan Becerra Jr. Andrew Bell Alex Benge Joseph Benzo Seth Blanchard John Bolduc Joshua Boyte

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Debra Burgess Hilary Cain Isaiah Campbell Eliodoro Chan-Camacho Danny Chavez Ulises Chavez Baeza Igor Chernobay Julie Chicoine Loren Chouteau Michael Clancy Russel Costick Tyler Craft Gregory Criddle Steven Cross Jose Cruz Francisco Cuellar Monteja Logan Cyrus Sarah Daggett Aaron Daniel James Daniels Cody Decker Christina Degollado Todd Desmarais Sr. Joseph DiGiorgio Michael Dillard Drew Divello Jonathan Edwards Joseph Evans Jr. Edward Flynn Bill Fossett Sonya Fox Joshua Francis Joshua Fumo Steven Gabaldon Jackson Garcia Josue Garcia Abraham Garza Ovidio Garza Thomas Giammattei Jose Godinez Gryphon Golembesky Christopher Gonzales Michael Gonzalez Travis Greenleaf Anthony Gunsaulis Rosanna Guzman J A Guzman Daniel Haggerty Timothy Hammond Brock Hardison James Harvey Donald Hazzard Guadalupe Herrera Jason Higgins Douglas Hill Jr. Tammy Hillman Angela Hilton William Hlavka Jr. Juan Ibarra Serhii Ilchuk Dakota Jackson Christopher Jernigan Ronald Jewell Nolan Johnson Andrew Johnson


James Joiner Sr. Cody Jones Kevin Jones Zachary Kennell Dylan LaCoote Joshua Landry Donald Larose Raymond Lawrence Brandon Lawson Brendan Lease Roger Leclerc Josue Lemus Zacarias Douglas Letendre Matthew Levesque Sergio de Jesus Linares Ryan London John Lowman Joshua Lyon Riley Mack Matthew Mahoney Jason Mallett Derrick Manson Erice Manson Derek Marcotte Jose Martinez-Barajas John Mayo Jr. Cameron McIntosh Brett McIntyre James McLeod Ryan Meisner Carmen Mendoza Kaelie Merrill Troy Merritt Dalton Miller Catherine Mitchell Lyndsy Moen Jose Molina Jose Montejano Sr. James Mosteller Jeffrey Neff Kevin Newell Ernest Norwood II Patrick Nowatzki Jr. Benjamin Nunan Dylan O’Neal Michael O’Reilly Richard Owen Jr. Rodney Page Ronald Parker Harvey Patten Nicholas Patterson Albert Pena Christy Perce George Perez Carlos Perez Ruvalcaba Storm Phillips Gage Phillips Austin Phoenix Nathaniel Picard Kevin Pinheiro Devin Pulkkinen Joshua Putman Rosa Ramos Carlos Ramos Gonzalez Zachary Rayburn

Patrick Reddix Dylan Renshaw James Richards River Robertson Patrick Rodrigue Jose T Rodriguez Lesley Rodriguez Charles Rooks Antonio Rosario Ulyses Salceda Philip Sanborn Christofher Sanchez Neida Sandoval Corey Santine William Savola Andrew Schofield Karl Schroeder Jacob Schurman Erik Schutter Regan Sedlar Calvert Senesac Ivan Serna Rivera Lane Shapleigh Jason Shedlarski Sean Smith Alexander Solon Ramon Soriano Ventura Joshua Spatz Joseph Spencer Cameron Stanhope Joshua Stanhope Samuel Stead Simon Steadman Brandi Steffen Mitchell Stewart Trevor Sula Brock Tisdale Jeffrey Tompkins Scott Tompkins John Trainer Matthew Tucker Ashley Valdez-Guzman Cody Vickers Salvador Villanueva Daniel Wagner Bethany Wallace Jeffrey Walls Christopher Wampler Dexter Welch Donald Welch Christopher Wilbur Terri Williams Scott Wiseman Justin Wrigley Kirk Wyman 2 Years Ismael Acosta Allen Aitken Alan Akin Daniel Alvarado Salomon Arriaga Lopez Brian Awalt Omar Ayala Scott Baggs

Katherine Baker Brian Ballanger Grant Benson Jeffrey Besozzi David Bible Eric Boisvert Carlos Bonifaz Juan Bonilla Malcolm Bostic Nolan Bouchard Jack Bramlett III Justin Brooks Mark Brooks Craig Brown Joshua Brown Leslie Bufkin Alan Burgess Francisco Cabello Lopez Orlando Cabrera Robert Calverley Gerrie Campbell Ross Campbell Michael Cano Eliseo Castillo Sr. Jacob Chatfield Clint Chicoine Brittany Chronley Jared Citizen Brian Clark Joshua E Clark Jeffrey Cline Ryan Collet Antolino Contreras Scott Cooper Joseph Corson Ryan Cote Lais Cruz Kevin Curry Daniel Davis John Davis Ryan Davis Jr. Brandon DePra Patrick Dolnick Edgardo Dominguez Hugo DominguezMayanga Paul Dube Adam Dunn Tyler Dunn Norman Eccleston Marcus Everngam Shawn Farris Aimee Fischer Brock Fitzhugh Sean Flanagan Dawson Fogg Sean Foran Brian Fox Benjamin Frazee Conner Furnish Brandon Gagne Peter Gallant Luis Garcia Angel Garcia Agosto Benjamin Getchell Aaron Gibbons

Scott Gieseking Syd Gieseking Dustin Gilbertson Daniel Goebel Jaime Gomez Annalisa Gomez-Cucca Joshua Gorman Heather Goucher Roth Granville Mathew Graves Jacob Grills Antonio Grimaldo Acevedo Derek Guest Cynthia Hall Jeffrey Hallett Theodore Hallett Clayton Hanlon Gary Harney Jr. Rachael Harris John Hartke Amelia Hawley John Hennessy Juan A Hernandez Robert Hight Robert Hines Robert Hislop Randy Humphrey Gage Jaberg Marc Jackson Richard Jette Christopher Johnson Mark Justice Rory Kelsey Jesse Kimble Bryan King Gary Klotz Leah Kruse Mark Kugler Daniel Laferriere Spencer Lawn Miguel Leura-Cardenas Rodolfo Llamas Jonathan Lopes Aron Lopez Yobanny Lopez Daniel Loureiro Nathan Lunday Jr. Gregory Maffei Manuel Magana Brett Magnuson Michael Mann Jeff Marino John Maroney Joseph Marshall Giovana Martins Stephen McClintock Michael Mcguire Chase McKenney John Mcnichols Levis Mendoza Rubio Nicholas Micoletti William Mikesell II Anthony Milano Logan Milano Dakota Miller

Brandyn Montgomery George Moore Roberto Moreno Hunter Morgan William Morin Vicente Munoz Guerrero Jessica Munson Andrew Murdock Samuel Neil Eric Nelson David Nichols Tucker Nyquist Brandon Ohara Dimas Osorio Najera Seth Padelford Adam Pappastratis Jacob Paradis Seth Percy Juan Perez Pedro Perez John Picard Hayden Piet Bart Rachal Ricardo Ramirez Eric Regelin Hannah Reinertsen Felix Rios Jr. Michael Risk Karen Roberts Omar Rodriguez Raymond Rodriguez Richard Rorick Andrew Rusthoven Michael Ryan Michael Ryley Mark Santagata Kevin Schackart Lee Schmalholz Jesse Seal Joshua Sherron Andre Simpson Trevor Smart Buddy Smith Daniel Smith Jake Smith Ronald Smith Julia Soucy David Spiconardi Jennifer Srnka Richard Staple Timothy Steamer William Strange Kyle Strout Michael Svigelj Michael Sweat Cory Tasker Jacob Tatro Levi Taylor Ruben Tenorio Jr. Jesus TenorioDominguez Malaeolema Teo Christopher Tippitt Cornelio Torres Sr. Ebony Traylor Paul Tremblay

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Rogelio Trevino III Wilfredo Troche Jr. Kirk VanSickle Nicolas Veilleux Nicholas Vetrano Carlos Villarreal Hunter Washburn Trevor Wellman Paul Weyde Donald Wichael Alexandria Winchester Shane Wooddell Matthew Zawisza Cory Zumbrun 1 Year Rowie Abraham Aguilar Josue Acosta Felton Alexander Brayden Allen Martin Alvarado Richard Alvarez Diego Amezcua Sr. Jesus Amezcua Sr. Gunnar Anderson Gerardo Andrade Jr. Morgan Andrews Trever Ankeny Dennis Attaway Jr. Tyler Baker Matthew Baldwin Scott Baldwin Zachariah Barlow Jorge Batista Gonzalez Owen Beals Alex Becker Alyssa Beers Chelsea Bellows Richard Benjamin Brandon Bennett Cameron Berthiaume Peter Berube Daniel Bessey Tyler Bishop Luis Blanco Jessica Blood Rache Bonaventure Donovan Bond Ronald Bowman Jr. Michael Boyer Tony Bozeman Jr. Robert Bradley Alison Briggs John Brooks Christopher Brown Glen Burton Michael Burton Mariah Calzonzi Lorenzo Carbajal Jacobo Cardenas Timothy Carlisle Brendon Cartier Alexander Casburn Garrett Casburn Eric Castillo Sr. 56

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Walter Castro Martinez Vincent Causey Jr. Aron B Ceglarek Jorge Ceja Henry Cence Nestor Cervantes Hugo Cervantes Armando Cervantes Alvarado Noe Cervantes Rodriguez Trampas Champion Mario Chapa Neal Chapel Martin Chavez Diaz Austin Cherry Trevon Clark Dylan Cloutier Deborah Colapinto Allen Colbert Frank Colbert Jacob Cole Rose Collins Steven Conrad Marixza Contreras Anthony Cook Dwaine Cook Timothy Corbett Jose Cordero Ramirez Carlos Corona Torres Martin Cortez Shonna Cosme Derrick Cotter Joel Crabtree Kevin Crowder Jr. Kenneth Crunk Devan Cunningham Hannah Cunningham Jacob Cuzzupe Jack Cyr Andrew Czakoczi Davis Darby Victor De La Rosa Cody Debetaz John Debetaz Mathieu Delaney April Delao Valentino Deluca Ryan Deschenes Dakota Desfonds Todd Desmarais Jr. Manuel Diaz Jose Diaz Everardo Docor Sterling Doiron Matthew Dolby William Donovan III David Douglas Stephen Douglass Tristan Dulac Erskin Edwards Rachel Engle Richard Engle James English Cesar Escobar David Esquibel Frank Fabre

Carl Faggaini Kyle Faggaini Jacob Fant Kevin Farrar Vinicius Ferreira Gilbert Ferrel Derek Ferris Michael Filep Anthony Filippini Matthew Fiore John Fisher Michael Fitzgerald Adam Folsom Christine Fortin Ryan Foster Kenneth Fox Brian Fozkos Michael Franco Trevor Freeman Tyler Fuller Felicia Funchess Philip Galarneau Francis Galley Luis Garcia Lira Eustaquia Garza Luis Garza Alfredo Garzoria Antonio Garzoria Erik Geaslen James Geer Stephen Giametta Spencer Gieseking Latoya Glover Ana Gomez Garcia Evan Grady Jonathan Graves Samuel Green Scott Griffin Jeff Gross Jo Kathleen Guay Juan Guerrero Andre Guillotin V John Gumulauski Sr. Jabari Guyton Zachery Haley Ronald Hanna Quentin Hardison Joel Harrison Michael Harrison Ethan Hartford Bret Hatch Matthew Heileman Neil Henostroza Jena Henry Jorge Herrera Eric Heyden Timothy Hill Jeff Hodson Brian Holland Jason Holland Edward Hoyt David Hucks Christina Hughes Bryce Hughes Jorge Ibarra Jr.

Gregg Jackson Joe Jackson Cole Jacobs Martin Jara Perez Jeremy Jarreau Russell Jarvis Andrew Jastrab Karl Jasulavic Lisa Jean Damian Jefferson Rhonda Justice Cody Keiser Karey Kershner Bryce King Joshua King Steven Kirkwood Jr. Timothy Knapp Jr. Keith Knight Krista Knight Charles Kratochvil Alison Kriscenski Michael Lach Nicholas Lahey Daniel LaMarre Stephen Lancaster Samantha Landry Tyler Landry Christopher Langford Nathan Langford Isiah Lapid Joseph Larkin Keith Leake Timothy Leap Kevin Leatherwood Zoe Leblanc Joseph Lecoq Mila Leilua Benjamin Lemus Samuel Lewis Stephen Libby Delando Lige Philip Linen Stacey Lioreisis Henry Littlefield Christopher Littles Dustin Long Arturo Lopez Jonathan Lopez Jose Lopez Orlando Lopez Aidan Louder Kenneth Macak Kathleen MacLeod Austin Maheras Hung Mai Anthony Maldonado Benjamin Mance III Uriel Marin Castillo Agustin Martinez Jr. Christian Martinez Christian A Martinez Juan Martinez Rolando Martinez Sr. Eugene Mashburn Richard Maynard

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Alexander Mayo Meghan McCarthy Elizabeth McConnell Jason McDaniel Melvin Medlin Luis Mejia Austin Melbourne Dylan Menditto Joel Mendoza Xavier Mendoza Daniel Merino John Millen Brittney Miller Nicole Miller William Mitchell Jr. Morgan Monagle Rafael Montejano Maxwell Moore Terrence Moore Mya Morehouse Hugo Moreno Rivera Kevin Morrow Jonathan Mountain-Graham Stephen Nagle Gary Narbis Arash Nejad Matthew Nelson Joshua Neville Joseph Nunes Jr. Jill Ohare Eric Olsen Ernesto Olvera Isidoro Olvera Trejo Efrain Oquendo Joshua Osborne Jacob Ouellette Matthew Palmer Zechariah Palmer Noah Paquette Ronald Parker III Neil Patin Santos Payan Michael Pelletier Jarom Penilla Garza Robert Pepin Jose Perez Jr. Shawn Perkins Justin Perry Benjamin Peters Jagger Petersen Richard Petersen Michael Pfarr Christopher Pickles David Pilling Cody Plante Jose Portillo Cylee Pratt Bruce Puente Sr. Josephine Quigley Brenda Quiroz Anthony Ramirez Edwin Ramirez Richard Ramirez Misael Ramos Jeffrey Randich


Luis Rangel De Los Reyes Verrell Reed Jose Resa Jose Rey Manuel Reyes Reynaldo Reyna Andrew Richards Matthew Riley Robert Rivere Schane Roberts Tyler Robinson-Hebert Raymond Robson Jr. Jose Rocha Pablo Rocha Timothy Rochford Juan Rodriguez Enriques Angel Rodriguez Jr. Gabriel Rodriguez Ramos Alexander Rubi David Ruiz

Ernesto Ruiz Lopez Jr. Julian Salvatore Angel Sanchez Vargas Brady Sapp Mathew Schultz Brooklynn Scott Tyler Seals Nallely Sepulveda Joshua Sexton Kyle Shanaberger Jerry Shane Shawn Shannon Christopher Sharkey Seamus Sheppard Andrew Simmons Mitchell Sisson Wade Smith Joseph Smyth Ingrid Sooknanan Dustin Soucy

John Souza Chester Sowalski Emily Sprecher Wayne St Pierre Sr Phillip Stephenson Bambi Stevens Wendy Stinnett Josh Strand David Struble Lorraine Sullivan Dalton Surles Jacob Swenson Timothy Szewczyk Christopher Teel Craig Terry Matthew Tessier Peter Theberge Sophia Thibodeau Amy Thiel Tyler Thorpe

Scott Tingley Federico Tirado Alfonza Tisdale Jr. Olvin Turcios Pablo Turcios Benjamin Vaillancourt Jeffrey Vaiolo Jose Valdez Isaia Valenzuela Donald Veldhuizen Frederick Viano Jr. Bryce Waddell Patrick Walton Dakota Ward Nicholas Ward James Warner Therren Welch Joseph Wellman Jr. Jared White Kathryn White

Carolyn Wike John Wiley Jr. Ryan Wilhelm Brendon Williams Joshua Williams Kimyatta Williams Benjamin Willis Jordan Wilson Benjamin Wolf Cole Wood Roy Woods Nathan Woody Katelyn Wright James Wright Stephen Wyman Javier Zaragoza Gregory Zwolinski

25 Year Recognitions for 2021

The following team member have each devoted a quarter-century of service to The Cianbro Companies. Chris Alexander Chris truly defines Cianbro’s “can-do” attitude. He’s a hardworking team member who has a great work ethic, never stopping until the job is done. A mentor to younger team members, Chris makes safety a priority, and has earned a safety coin for his efforts.

Norman (Chris) Blakely Throughout his career at Cianbro, Chris, who retired at the end of last year, was committed to supporting projects in any capacity needed. With extensive field experience and knowledge, he has shared his insight with many team members that have had the opportunity to work with him.

Mike Bennett Mike Bennett’s commitment to the health and safety of our team members is second to none. A recognized leader in the construction industry, Mike continues to prioritize Cianbro’s efforts to help team members improve their mental wellness on the jobsite and at home.

Jason Butler Jason takes pride in his work as a finance manager. Incredible with numbers, he’s been an asset to the company, bringing his strong work ethic and due diligence to ensure Cianbro gets the most on our IDM jobs!

Michael Bishop Mike is a great reflection of Cianbro as a company. He keeps his electrician van in pristine condition, is a reliable team member to his colleagues, and is always willing to help out even if he’s called off-hours. You can always rest-assured that when Mike is looking into an issue, he’s going to help find the right solution.

Lincoln Denison Jr. Linc has truly been the go-to guy responsible for several Cianbro clients and accounts in southern Maine. He was the senior project engineer on the 295 Connector Project, Maine Department of Transportation’s first construction manager/ general contractor project. 25 Year Recognitions continued, page 58 THE CHATTER

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25 Year Recognitions for 2021

The following team member have each devoted a quarter-century of service to The Cianbro Companies. Tom Dewey Tom is known for his strong work ethic and his infinite patience in every scenario. Always an optimist, Tom is diverse in his knowledge and has played key roles in Cianbro’s IT business unit. Chester Dolloff Chester, aka Chet, has spent much of his career in the western part of Maine as a millwright, eventually becoming a general foreman. Chet is reliable, works diligently to ensure all deadlines are met, and always has a good sense of humor that the teams appreciate. Todd Folsom Todd is known for his unwavering dedication to safety, and taking the health and wellbeing of Cianbro’s team members seriously. Todd is an expert electrician who has a vast knowledge of the solar farm in Pittsfield, and has become the go-to team member to diagnose and correct any issues on that project. Mitchell Hayden Mitch, an industrial technician with Cianbro, is a skilled welder and fabricator who has spent a lot of time on mill accounts. Mitch has performed instrumentation, millwright work, and welding to support peak outages across northern New England. David Hibbard David began his career at A/Z as an electrician originally hired by Ed Lorenz, A/Z’s founder. Over the years, David has worked with numerous clients throughout the region and has been leading electrical crews in various critical healthcare initiatives. David’s experience in both electrical installation and leading our electrical teams has made him a valuable asset to A/Z and our clients. Joe Hyde Joe is a jack of all trades at Cianbro. He can do anything from piping, machinery installation, concrete, marine work, utility/underground, operate equipment, and the list could go on and on. Joe is well respected for his mechanical skills and for simply being an allaround talented builder and thinker. Joe takes a lot of pride in his work and in performing that work safely. 58

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John Keszler Throughout his career, John has had a profound impact on the team members he’s worked alongside. His attitude and knowledge have helped make his co-workers better. Even after his retirement in 2021, he demonstrated his commitment to Cianbro by returning to help out when needed. Scott Knowlen Scott is a detail-oriented team member and a trusted resource to our field operations. When it comes to keeping the team safe, Scott is the first person the projects call for advice. If you want to know what the OSHA Standard is, call Scott. Scott is well respected in the industry and, on behalf of Cianbro, serves on National Center for Construction Education and Research’s National Safety Committee to advance the industry. Kevin Kokotovich Always willing to step up and put in the work no matter what the job, Kevin is known for his dedication and eye for details. A true go-getter, Kevin took the initiative to successfully pursue inspector certifications, and is a mentor to many Cianbro team members. Mike Lilley Mike has been key to maintaining and overseeing our safety throughout Maine. The team has leaned on him as one of our lock-out tag-out leaders for many of our pulp and paper industry shutdowns. Looked at as a leader among the team members, Mike is always looking for ways to support others at Cianbro, creating and maintaining a safe work environment. Steve Lusi As an Electrical Engineer experienced in GC construction, Steve started his A/Z career as an Electrical Project Manager assigned to Pfizer Groton, then managed a major CM initiative for National Grid. In 2010, Steve moved to his current position as Electrical Operations Manager. During this time, the electrical team has grown its presence, performing work in 18 states and Mexico. Kirk Maenhout Many of his peers look up to Kirk because he is a skilled and thorough supervisor. Well respected by his colleagues, Kirk brings more than leadership and his electrical talents to Cianbro’s projects.


Thomas Mahar Tom is one of the most versatile equipment operators in the company, able to operate cranes, excavators, loaders, and trucks. Newer team members look up to Tom as a role model, and he’s always willing to lend a hand on the job site.

Pat Slawek Pat goes above and beyond for his team members, and is always ready to lend a helping hand. Pat has extensive knowledge and insight into Cianbro and the industry, and is always willing to share his insight to help other team members develop their skills.

Wayne McNally Wayne brings excitement and energy to the team, and for 25 years, has been a team member Cianbro can truly count on. Wayne has an expansive knowledge of civil work, and is always willing to teach others.

Chris Stevens Chris has worked on several projects throughout his career, developing his skills and taking on several different roles. He’s excellent at welding, piledriving, rigging, fitting, and so much more. Chris is a dedicated team member with a positive attitude.

Timothy Murphy Tim is well known for his ability to perform many tasks at Cianbro, specifically his concrete work. Tim is always willing to take on any job put in front of him and demonstrates that through his willingness to come in early every storm to ensure shoveling and salting is done before our team members arrive. Joseph Orlando A talented and experienced senior design engineer, Joe is an expert in modeling and analysis. He brings a wealth of knowledge around design code and Cianbro’s historical practices. He is an excellent teacher and mentor while also providing more experienced engineers with advice and is always open to some creative brainstorming. Jim Peakes Jim’s energy is infectious, with his excitement and commitment to Cianbro and its projects permeating through every team member he interacts with. Jim has a can-do attitude, a deep knowledge of Cianbro and the industry, and the uncanny ability to motivate those around him. Sandra Perreault Sandy has an unbelievably strong work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes to support our sites. Her attitude is a great representation of Cianbro, as she is always positive and upbeat, even in the face of challenges and stress. Donald Ross Don’s first assignment for A/Z was at Pfizer as the Program Manager. His focus was to ensure the successful execution of multi-disciplinary projects and to oversee A/Z’s maintenance support team. Over the years, Don has supported similar programs at EB, Dow, Vertex, Sanofi, and other critical clients. Currently, Don supports the Property Management Program at the CT DPH Laboratory, which A/Z has been leading since 2011.

Raymond Therrien Raymond is a skilled electrician with Cianbro who has a strong knowledge of the craft, and he is a true asset to any project that he works on. Troy Twitchell Through his passion of welding and dedication to helping Cianbro team members learn and grow, Troy has been instrumental in developing top welders and ensuring they work safely and produce quality welds. Brian Wheeler Brian is one of the many team members that continue to succeed. He joined A/Z as a mechanical apprentice. After receiving his license, he worked as a plumber for several of our most critical clients. Brian’s aptitude was clear, and in 2006, he was promoted to a working lead. Over the past two years, he has successfully led the mechanical team on essential projects at Pfizer and EB. Toby Whitehead Toby retains over 42 years of experience in the mechanical trades. He originally joined A/Z as a mechanical working lead and within two short months, became a foreman. Over the years, he has not only supported our mechanical projects but has trained many mechanical apprentices. Toby is also a licensed pipefitter and welder. Based on his exceptional skill-set, he now supports our CM team as a superintendent. Daniel Williams Danny is a quiet, well-respected leader. On every project, he exhibits Cianbro’s “can-do” attitude that permeates throughout the team he’s working with, and no matter the challenge, Danny finds a way to persevere. Kenneth Woodcock Ken, aka Woody, is a highly talented and hardworking millwright who has spent much of his career at one of Cianbro’s longtime industrial clients. He has become such a staple on the project that the client will often ask for him by name. THE CHATTER

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