VOLUME 41 NUMBER 1
P U B L I S H E D B Y T H E C I A N B R O C O M PA N I E S
It’s All About People
Cianbro’s Chairman Credits Company’s People as the Source of Success Please see story page 18 Cover illustration by Chris Karlen
PEOPLE – PRIDE – PROGRESS Throughout our 62 year history, Cianbro has successfully weathered multiple challenges – from taking on difficult projects that many considered impossible, to dealing with depressed markets and now the most difficult economic time our company has ever experienced. Despite these issues relating to the economy, your company continues to grow and be successful. This success is a direct reflection of your dedication and loyalty. Your hard work and willingness to work as a team, recognizing that “No One is Smarter Than All of Us,” provides each of us opportunities to grow and gives our organization the ability to take on projects successfully in multiple markets throughout North America. Diversification has been and will continue to be key to our success. The diversification of our team members and their willingness to learn new skills and adapt to change will allow us expanded growth and opportunities as we move forward. We will continue to focus on education and training opportunities for our people, recognizing that our future depends heavily on attracting, developing, and retaining great team members. Over the past several months, your company has secured the most significant backlog in its history. These opportunities are a reflection of our Pete Vigue confidence in our team of people and their ability to satisfy our customers by working safely and efficiently. When I reflect on the past three years, it reminds me of a phrase we use frequently – every problem is an opportunity. The recent economic problems have presented our company with unprecedented opportunities in new markets and geographic locations. It is that mindset and attitude that will allow our company to succeed regardless of the problems and challenges we face. Thank you for your continued commitment and tireless efforts toward realizing Cianbro’s goal to become the constructor of choice and the safest and healthiest company in North America.
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CHATTER PROJECT MAP & INDEX MAINE
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PITTSFIELD, ME: Corporate Office, NNE Regional Office, Fabrication & Coating Facility; PORTLAND, ME: Ricker’s Wharf Facility; BLOOMFIELD, CT: SNE Regional Office; BALTIMORE, MD: Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Fabrication Facility
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Mystic River Bridge..........................4 NPS Towpath....................................5 Howland Bridge................................8 Humpback Bridge......................... 10 Pearl Harbor Bridge...................... 12 Little Bay Bridge............................ 13 AEWC Wind Lab........................... 15 Farmington Hospital..................... 20 Amtrak Ivy City............................. 21 Naval Academy Bridge................. 25 MPRP.............................................. 26 Niantic River Bridge...................... 27 T&D Substations........................... 28 Galveston Causeway..................... 30 Bates Bridge.................................... 35
Chairman’s Message.........................2 Cianbro Equipment..........................3 DeepCWind......................................6 Wind Energy Update.......................7 Mike Bissonnette..............................8 MAR New Leaders...........................9 Retirement Planning..................... 11 Safety Ergonomics......................... 12 Business Development.................. 14 Healthy LifeStyle............................ 16 Aging Parents................................. 16 25 Year Awards............................... 17 It’s All About People...................... 18 Women in MAR............................ 21 Letters.............................................. 22 Starcon Scaffold Training............. 23 Management Development.......... 24 Fabrication & Coating.................. 29 Jobsite Mobilization...................... 30 Anniversaries................................. 31 Cianbro Instructors....................... 34
Cianbro Equipment n
By Nick Arena and Diandra Staples
Since the Cianchette Brothers started the company in 1949, owning equipment has always been the way for Cianbro. Our diversified fleet of equipment and tools gives Cianbro team members the resources that they need to put their knowledge and skills to work completing successful projects across the nation. This “giant toy box” and the fine group of people at Cianbro Equipment who manage and maintain it play a big part in fortifying Cianbro’s “Can Do Attitude”. Under the direction of Vice President and General Manager George Bell, the team members at Cianbro Equipment strive to supply jobsites with what they need, when they need it, to put work in place. Putting Cianbro’s assets to work is of the highest priority, though renting equipment from third party vendors is often required to ensure that jobsites have all of the gadgets and gizmos to perform any variety of activity. Equipment Purchaser Doug LaCroix and his team spend countless hours researching and procuring specialty tools and equipment to help meet the challenges faced by our team members in the field. The Cianbro equipment fleet is managed from the Pittsfield office by Equipment Superintendent Buddy Kershner and Maintenance Superintendent Howard Lynds. They are aided in this effort by Equipment Superintendents Tom McVaney in Southern New England and Mike Potter in the Mid Atlantic region. They are tasked with making sure all of our jobs get quality equipment in good working condition while maximizing utilization of our equipment fleet. Every piece that comes back from a job gets a
thorough check, and any necessary service and repair is performed before it is tagged ready to go for the next job. Cianbro’s crane inventory is the anchor of our equipment fleet. Mike Berry is the Lift Superintendent and he is responsible for “anything with a hook”. Crawler cranes, truck cranes, hydraulic cranes, carrydecks and boomtrucks are all under his management. Sorting through the many factors involved in making the correct crane decision with the jobsite managers and superintendents is what Mike spends most of his time doing. Besides his crane duties, Mike is responsible for Cianbro’s sectional barge fleet, consisting of FlexiFloat and Shugart barges, along with our fleet of dinny barges. Cianbro is second only to the U.S. Government as the largest owner of FlexiFloat equipment in the country. The Cianbro toy box also contains some 16,500 individually bar-coded tools. This seemingly endless list includes everything from cordless drills to pipe stands, spreader beams to hydraulic jacks. Tool Superintendent Chris Jarvais and his crew ensure that everything is ready to work when a request comes in. Continuous analysis is done on every tool to guarantee reliability and to make certain that tools are disposed of when they have reached the end of their useful life. Derek Fitzgerald is a relative newcomer to the Cianbro Equipment team. As the Forms and Shoring Manager, Derek and his team provide solutions for concrete form, scaffolding and shoring for our people in the field. Engineering, utilizing company assets, and procuring materials and services that Cianbro is not able to provide in-house are
A collection of Cianbro equipment gets the job done on the award-winning Thames River Bridge Rehabilitiation Project.
Cianbro’s state-of-art Manitowoc 16000 WA wind crane only part of what the form department does. Managing and refurbishing our scaffold, form, and shoring inventory keeps a full-time crew busy. All of these items, along with any construction material that can be imagined, need to be moved back and forth throughout Cianbro’s ever-increasing areas of operation. Dispatcher Ben Wagg and Assistant Dispatcher Bill Ward are charged with this challenging task, with help from Tom McVaney and Mike Potter in SNE and MAR. From orchestrating crane and barge moves, which involves multiple truckloads, (usually a combination of Cianbro and sub-contractor trucks), to the day-to-day moving of equipment and supplies to support jobsites and shutdowns, these dedicated folks are constantly trying to hit the moving target that is transportation. A recent addition to the services that Cianbro Equipment provides is a “satellite yard” at Ricker’s Wharf in Portland. Jeff Gilbert recently joined the team and is in charge of managing a tool and equipment inventory there. This presence allows Cianbro Equipment to better support the small jobs that are often going on in the Portland area. When the Cianchette brothers started the company with a modest fleet of equipment and tools, who knew that Cianbro would some day become such a force in the construction industry? The 130 team members at Cianbro Equipment are proud and very passionate about managing and maintaining the “giant toy box” and look forward to providing continued quality support for their business partners.
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Cianbro Begins Restoration of the Picturesque Mystic River Bridge n
By Kim Sieber
Cianbro Corporation contracted with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) in the summer of 2010 on the rehabilitation of the Mystic River Bridge in Mystic, Connecticut. The project includes rehabilitating the structural steel, electrical, machinery, and control house systems, and realignment. The bridge was designed by Thomas Ellis Brown of New York (formerly Chief Engineer of Otis Elevator Company), was built in 1920 by the J.E. FitzGerald Construction Company of New London, and is of the Strauss Heel-trunnion type. It has a movable span width of 85 feet and a total length of 218 feet. It has two concrete-filled counterweights. It is operated by ConnDOT and connects the towns of Stonington and Groton, allowing vehicle and foot traffic on Main Street in the center of Mystic’s tourist district.
THE CONTRACT WORK INCLUDES: • Blasting, cleaning, repairing and paint- ing the structural steel • Jacking the counterweights to realign the counterweight truss • Replacing the counterweight trunnion bearings • Replacing the electrical systems including the main drive motors brak- ing systems, controls, lighting, traffic signals, gates, and installing a stand- by generator • Replacing the drive machinery and realigning the main pinion and bull wheel bearings
• Replacing the control house and the adjoining shed and motor houses • Removing and replacing 320 feet of submarine cable • Upgrading the fender system and installing scour monitor devices • Replacing the bridge railing on the east span and extending to the ap- proaches on the north and south sides of the road • Repairing the stone wall and east abutment The bridge is located within a historic downtown vacation destination on the north shore of Long Island Sound. The rehabilitation of the bridge is being completed alongside a major streetscape expansion project. The bridge rehabilitation is phased over the course of three winters in an effort to minimize disruptions to tourist seasons. The project completed Phase One in time for the April 15th deadline. Cianbro contracted with Gemstone Painting, LLC, of Key West, Florida to blast and paint the structure. Gemstone mobilized in January of 2011 and began containment soon after. The bridge was originally painted in 1922, and then coated (no blast clean) in the mid-1980s. The project requires an SSPC10 blast, and then application of a 3-coat system. The team was challenged with containing the truss while maintaining vehicular and pedestrian traffic in a busy downtown tourist town and having to paint this bridge during one of the worst winters in southern New England history. Cianbro provided support to Gemstone by managing traffic,
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assisting with access, and helping with safety, as well as beginning steel repairs. Cianbro team members, led by General Foreman Tod Parisek, include Jared Shelton, Ray Elmer, Chris Correia, Trish White, Eric Fudge, Kyle Chapman, Wayne Denny, and Chris Furrow. Structural Engineer Kevin Donovan, Millwright General Foreman Charlie Nutter, and Project Engineer Andrew Peer are working diligently on getting the structural steel repairs detailed and scheduled, as well as getting the subcontractor organized to do the operating machinery work. Project Engineer Chris Bailey was in charge of night supervision, overseeing the second shift for scaffold erection and painting. Surveyor John Quinn does an outstanding job at keeping the team headed in the right direction while he attends to many other projects in the region. QAQC Zach Gardiner did an outstanding job making sure that Gemstone conformed to contract requirements and keeping ConnDOT QAQC informed. SNE QAQC Manager Brig Reid assisted in getting the project started and continued to help keep the project in conformance. Cianbro Safety Lorie Lane and Kris Ballard provided great safety guidance. The team appreciated the commitment Lorie and Kris have shown to the job and to the SNE Region. Project Superintendent Matt Hebert, Project Manager Scott Tierney, and Project Coordinator Kim Sieber would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Mystic project. The team looks forward to partnering this project with ConnDOT successfully. Phase Two will begin in the fall.
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NPS Towpath: Restoring a Piece of Marylandâ€™s History n
By Matthew Knarr
A 39 year old dream of the National Park Service and local residents is finally coming to life and the NPS Towpath project is underway. Currently, Cianbro Corporation has completed all clearing and grubbing activities with assistance from Excel Tree Expert Company, Inc., and is performing excavations and the installation of foundations for elevated precast walkways. The team is also transitioning to jet grouting, rock anchors, and stone masonry work. A unique aspect of the project is the use of mini cofferdams. These mini cofferdams are comprised of seven to eight foot diameter steel cans, averaging six feet in height. The water elevation around the mini cofferdams varies between dry ground and four feet of water. If needed, a concrete tremie mix is used to seal the bottom of the cofferdam. Once the mini cofferdams are dewatered, a concrete pier foundation can be constructed. Upon completion of the concrete foundations, Hayward Baker will install rock anchors through the foundations and into competent rock. There are 121 total foundations spanning the mile and a half stretch of the towpath. Another major accomplishment and milestone for Cianbro has been the National Park Serviceâ€™s acceptance of a Value Engineering Cost Proposal. Cianbro, The National Park Service, and Lawrie & Associates worked diligently on the proposal for more than eight months, with multiple submittals and reviews. A final agreement was reached in March of 2011 and significant project savings were the result. Some activities are limited due to the fish spawning restriction held between March 1st and June 15th. All activities not directly disturbing the water, including working off of barges, can be done during this time. Mobilization of Hayward Baker for jet grouting and rock anchors is underway. After the fish spawning season concluded on June 15th, Williams Solutions Group/Gruber Latimer Restoration, LLC began masonry activities. Crews will begin the erection of precast cap/column combinations, followed by the wall skirt and double T bridge section installation. All Precast pieces will be fabricated by
Team members perform excavations for foundations from a barge
Coastal Precast Systems. Toward the latter part of the job, Cianbro team members will install approach slabs for the precast bridges, and will apply crushed stone for the towpath itself. Due to multiple floods starting in March and ocurring as recently as the end of May, where water levels reached more than 14 feet above normal pool, work was completely shut down for multiple weeks at a time. During these flood events, all barges and equipment were anchored to our emergency barge anchoring system. The emergency barge anchoring system is comprised of rock anchors embedded 30 feet into rock on the bottom of the Big Slackwater riverbed. This design was engineered by Orah Constructive Technologies, Inc., and was reviewed and approved by the Army Corp of Engineers. A total of four complete set ups were installed to handle the anticipated maximum number of barges to be on site at one time. During an anticipated flood event, each set up is capable of handling multiple barges. Water will continue to be a concern throughout the duration of the project, and an issue that will be monitored and tracked daily through projected and recorded water levels upstream in Hancock and Williamsport, Maryland. The following Cianbro team members have made contributions to the NPS
Team members prepare a foundation for concrete in a mini cofferdam at one of the eight bridges
Towpath project: Fredi Alvarenga, Marbin
Alvarenga, Ron Beneville, Jesus Bernal, Jose Bernal, Leonard Brooks, Chuck Brower, Ulicer Castro, Mike Cavaliere, John Ciolfi, James Crandall, Mike Crider, Paul Day, Chris Eckert, Dawn Erb, K.J. Gould, Genaro Guardado, Eusebio Heredia, Clark Holden, Kevin Jones, Jake Klaiss, Matthew Knarr, Steve Konka, Terry Lemieux, Pat McCormick, Patrick McGinnis, Alejandro Mejia-Gamez, Kevin Mitchell, Carl Morgan, Juan Perez, Peter Peterson, Jose Recinos, Gary Reed, Terry Rosensteel, Francisco Salazar, Juan Salazar, Brian Scheeder, Jeremy Sherman, Wade Simons, Flavio Spadotta, Ernesto Tejada, Victor Ugalde, Jose Vasquez, and Max Wahl.
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By Bill Follett Jr
The DeepCWind Consortium, led by the University of Maine, is a group of organizations from academia, government, and private industry that have agreed to work collaboratively to advance the offshore wind industry. Some key members of the consortium include the National Renewable Energy Lab, The United States Department of Energy, Sandia National Labs, Maine Maritime Academy, Technip, Bath Iron Works, Kenway, Sewall Associates, Kleinschmidt, Bernstein Shurr and HDR. Cianbro is working with the DeepCWind Consortium to build the nation’s first floating offshore wind turbine. Cianbro Chairman Pete Vigue and Wind Services Director Parker Hadlock have worked closely with Dr. Habib Dagher and the University of Maine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center staff to build and develop this group over the last several years. The goal of this floating offshore wind turbine pilot project is to determine how a wind turbine reacts when erected on a floating platform. To accomplish this goal as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible, the turbine was sized at approximately a third of the size of a full scale floating platform. The one-third scaling subjects the unit to the full range of Gulf of Maine weather in a short period of time. One of the earlier hurdles faced by researchers was selecting a platform design. There were 12 finalists, and eventually the Tension Leg Platform design proposed by The Glosten Associates, a Naval Architecture firm, was selected. The Tension Leg Platform design is commonly used in the Oil and Gas Industry and provides a stable platform even in harsh conditions. Once the research team selected a platform design, the group focused on the wind turbines themselves. Floating wind turbines look very similar to the onshore wind units. The difference begins below the water line. The center column which supports the wind turbine extends approximately 50 feet below the water’s surface. Here the center column serves as the hub for 6
three evenly spaced tendon arms that extend radially 45 feet from the center. Each one of the 45 foot long, 13 feet square, tendon arms connect to a set of lines or tendons that extend 250 feet to an anchor system on the ocean floor. The buoyancy of the platform keeps the lines tensioned at all times, making the platform very stable. Cianbro has a lead role in the project as the task manager for the fabrication, assembly, and deployment of the floating test platform. This role affords Cianbro the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of the project, and develops our understanding of what is required to make offshore wind projects successful. To accomplish the first phase, Cianbro will work collaboratively with Bath Iron Works and other Maine companies to build and launch the platform in June of 2012. After the platform is launched and commissioned, Cianbro crews will deploy the anchor system and turbine. This is anticipated to be challenging, since the entire operation will take place three miles south of Monhegan Island in 300 feet of water. The results of this pilot project will help advance the offshore wind industry by providing floating platform designers and turbine manufacturers information to refine their designs. Cianbro’s role in this project places the company in the forefront of the industry with the end goal of creating good jobs here in the U.S. while providing stable, renewable energy to Maine and the East Coast.
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Cianbro’s role in this project places the company in the forefront of the industry with the end goal of creating good jobs here in the U.S. while providing stable, renewable energy to Maine and the East Coast.
Wind Energy Services Update n
By Chad Allen
2010 proved to be a good year for Cianbro and the Wind Energy Services group. The Roth Rock Wind project was completed successfully thanks to the enduring spirit of many team members who braved the cold weather, snow, wind, and numerous other hardships. This project, which included 20 wind towers, marked the completion of Cianbro’s first large-scale ridge-top wind project. Detailed planning, perseverance, teamwork, and attention to safety were the cornerstones to success. This project also proved that the skills of Cianbro’s team members are well suited for this type of work and that the company can be competitive while meeting the needs of the client. In 2010 Cianbro was also selected for a full scope engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) wind project called the Kibby Expansion project, located in remote and highly mountainous terrain along the Maine-Quebec border. The project scope includes a 33 megawatt wind facility, jobsite access roads, foundations, turbine delivery and erection, collection system, and a substation. Cianbro’s ability to self-perform most elements of the project is highly desirable by many of our clients, and places Cianbro in a very unique position in the market. The Kibby Expansion project did receive a permit to begin construction; however the permit has been appealed to the Maine Supreme Court with an expected decision later this fall. Cianbro is committed to TransCanada and the project, and is prepared to await the decision of the courts patiently. While the renewable energy industry (wind, solar, etc) has experienced economic challenges in the past few years, Cianbro is confident that favorable market conditions will return, including the need for a diversified power generation portfolio that will include wind. Cianbro has taken advantage of this time by strengthening relationships with key developers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), engineers, and support services in the industry. Cianbro is aggressively pursuing numerous opportunities in the market, including onshore, offshore, and maintenance. This includes a number of projects along the eastern U.S. seaboard that are in various stages of development. For example, the following illustrates just how many onshore project opportunities are currently in various development stages: • • •
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND = 19 proj- ects, 850 Megawatts SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND = 39 proj- ects, 3,380 Megawatts MID-ATLANTIC REGION = 35 projects, 2,440 Megawatts
Cianbro is well suited to provide services in this market, given our broad experiences in wind, power delivery, modular construction, and marine work combined with our proven safety performance, quality of work, and customer satisfaction. While still in its infancy in the U.S., the offshore market in Europe is well advanced and has blazed
a path with respect to project execution and technology advancement. In addition to our current project with the University of Maine to construct and deploy a pilot floating offshore platform and turbine, Cianbro is providing support to a 25 megawatt request for proposal floating wind farm off the coast of Maine. This market may prove to have many long-term opportunities for Cianbro. As more turbines are installed in our core operating regions, the market for maintenance services will continue to grow. Scheduled maintenance for mechanical and electrical services, as well as emergency repairs and future retro-fitting of older turbines with new technology will all provide Cianbro with opportunities. Currently, we are working with several OEMs to pre-qualify and quote work that is scheduled to occur this year. In addition, Cianbro is working to identify training needs and specific skill sets required to service this market. The company owes enormous gratitude to many people across all regions who have applied passion, focus, and dedication to ensure Wind Energy Service’s success.
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Howland Bridge n
By Andrew Hallett and Archie Wheaton
On June 7, 2010, Cianbro Corporation and design partner, The Louis Berger Group, were awarded a contract by the Maine Department of Transportation. The project is a new three-span haunch steel girder bridge with a 100 year life span that crosses the Piscataquis River in Howland, Maine. This new bridge will be located downstream between the existing bridge and the Howland Dam. The contract for the design and construction of the new bridge consists of multiple activities, including: the removal of the existing 528 foot long, three-span through truss bridge; design and construction of approximately 1,400 feet of approach roadway, including a round-about at the existing intersection; private and public utility alterations; and bridge lighting and landscaping. During the bidding stage of the job, Cianbro and Louis Berger team members, led by Estimating Section Manager Jim Ellis, were able to come up with an innovative and cost effective bridge design. By eliminating one river pier in the design, they received the highest bridge design rating of the three contractors bidding the job. Work began in June of 2010, with the Louis Berger group advancing the 30 percent complete design drawings submitted with the original bid to 100 percent complete, released for construction drawings in April of 2011. During the design process, Cianbro team members worked with the Louis Berger group, Maine Department of Transportation officials, Town of Howland officials, local businesses, and town residents to ensure the constructability of the bridge while addressing each stakeholder’s needs and concerns. Final bridge designs call for a haunch steel girder bridge founded on a substructure of two piers and two abutments, all being placed on bedrock. The bridge deck will consist of approximately 22,000 square feet of precast concrete deck panels with a concrete overlay. The bridge will also feature a nine foot wide sidewalk, which will help to facilitate snowmobile traffic in the wintertime. Construction of the job began in October of 2010, with Cianbro relocating the outdoor skating rink for the Town of Howland. The town’s existing skating rink was located in the southern approach area for the new bridge. Construction of the new bridge itself began in early February of 2011, with Cianbro team members installing a 20 foot by 57 foot cofferdam for the first abutment. Approximately 27 feet of material (1,100 cubic yards) was excavated, and the first concrete seal placement took place in mid-April. Once the bridge is completed, which is scheduled for December 2012, it should not need complete replacement again until at least 2112. It will also allow for safer crossing of the Piscataquis River for pedestrians, snowmobilers, and vehicles alike. The team looked forward to getting out onto the river to construct the piers for the bridge after the ice disappeared and the water levels went back down to normal. At press time, team members who are involved with the project include Tharryn Smith, Peter Foster, Archie Wheaton, Andrew Hallet, Doug McPheters, Dan McPheters, Kevin Crowell, Kim Tozier, Bob Higgins, and Jim LePage.
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Mike Bissonnette: Southern New England’s New Regional Estimating Manager Senior Project Manager Mike Bissonnette recently accepted the role of
Regional Estimating Manager in Cianbro’s Southern New England Region. Mike has worked in the heavy civil construction industry for more than 30 years, the last three being at Cianbro. Mike started his career after graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology as a civil engineer. He worked for two of the larger Mike Bissonnette contractors in Greater Boston: Modern Continental and Jay Cashman. During his career, Mike was very involved in estimating and managing several projects at Deer Island on Boston’s coast. Ironically, Mike’s last project working for Cashman was the Brightman Street Bridge project. Mike is an example of the value of employee referrals. He came to Cianbro as a referral from Cianbro’s Fab Shop Estimator Fod Sprague who worked with Mike as a vendor. Since coming to Cianbro, Mike says he has been exposed to many new types of work and that his experiences at the company are consistent with a recurring theme in his career: “the excitement of something new.” Most notably, Mike went to Russia for Cianbro to oversee a pile driving contractor at a petroleum processing plant on Sakhalin Island. The assignment required Mike to endure an 18 hour plane ride with transfers in Chicago and South Korea before landing in Russia. He then traveled by train for 14 hours in a cabin with a stranger and then wrapped up the journey with a four hour Jeep ride to the project site. Aside from extremely long work days, Mike endured a lifestyle much different than we are accustomed to in America. The cafeteria food was mediocre at best, and only 25 of the 400 people on site spoke English. Mike lives in Rochester, Massachusetts with his wife, Jeanne.
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In the wake of two significant Senior Management additions, the Mid-Atlantic Region is hungry to take on 2011. The insights and experience of key team members MAR General Manager Chris Scott and Vice President of Business Development Peter Cianchette - are tough to match. In a candid interview with Chris and Peter, we learn of their positive outlook for the region, despite the difficult economy that has yet to make a full recovery in the U.S.
I like to think I bring the ability to lead and build teams, put management processes in place to help with future growth, and give others in the region a chance to grow. Enough about me, let’s talk about the team here in Mid-Atlantic. I am most proud of working with team members and watching them fulfill their personal and professional goals, while helping grow the company. There are many excellent team members in the Mid-Atlantic Region that want to see both the region and the entire company grow safely and profitably. Our team members in this region get the job done every day and satisfy our clients, and I look forward to working with each of them to make our team more successful.
Q Peter: What growth opportunities
for the Region are you exploring in 2011? Our Mid-Atlantic region has a tremendous amount of upside potential in the markets we serve. I have no doubt in 2011 we will have increasing opportunities to develop exciting projects with existing and new clients, particularly in the Industrial, Transportation, Marine, and Power & Energy market sectors.
Q Chris: Can you elaborate on the
Chris Scott Q Chris: As you take the helm at
MAR, what is the biggest change our team members can expect to see in the region? I do not see huge changes. As a team, we are going to put processes in place to help us prepare for growth in our core markets by using Cianbro’s new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), policies, and management procedures. In the Big Picture, I would like team members from Cianbro’s Northern New England or Southern New England regions to come to MAR and not see a significant difference working in this region compared to other regions within Cianbro’s operational territory. There will be less focus on the type of work each individual is involved in, and more focus on sharing resources to get work and to put work in place, whether that is heavy civil, water-borne, or industrial jobs.
Q Chris: You have more than 14 years of service with Cianbro. What is the biggest strength you bring to your new position as General Manager?
Industrial and Power & Energy Market Sectors? What type of Projects do you see in these markets? Cianbro brings safety, quality, and proven management processes to a construction project that clients may not get from many small contractors. In this region we are an industrial support contractor that does very well with the $20,000 to $2 million size job. We are able to perform under difficult schedules and work type parameters, and always get the job done. This is largely due to the leadership and care of the industry team that works with Project Manager Gary Smith. Our clients ask for our team members by name and feel comfortable that Cianbro will come through. During the remainder of 2011, and into 2012 and 2013, we will continue to focus on the clients that we have served in the past, and will look to expand some of those relationships to other sites. If the right opportunity arises, we will pursue $5-20 million projects and continue to take care of our existing clients. The sky is the limit with the opportunities in this regional market. What type of projects will we look at for these clients? Almost anything that satisfies our clients’ needs.
Q Peter: You bring significant political and business experience to the region.
Peter Cianchette How do you feel Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region can thrive as the economy continues to lag? While it’s true the U.S. economy is still somewhat sluggish overall, the Mid-Atlantic region is currently one of the most robust construction economies in the nation. There are many opportunities ahead from clients who value our unique and successful approach to working safely, our high standards for quality, and our innovative approach.
Q Chris: One of the questions we most often hear is “what is next for Cianbro?”
Sometimes Cianbro gets classified as all things to all people. My goal for the region is to focus on good, solid, Cianbro opportunities. What does that mean? We are going to pursue work in the public and private sector of the economy that fits our profile, and focus on the opportunities that make Cianbro profitable. We will get outside the box, but we will not lose focus on what is our bread and butter work. Primarily, this will be in the Heavy Civil, Bridge over water, Hydro, and Industrial sectors throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. We may also look at some opportunities further outside these states. We are a construction company and will go where the opportunities are.
Q Peter: What do you think is the
team’s greatest strength which will facilitate Cianbro’s growth and bottom line in the months to come? Fortunately, Cianbro has incredibly talented, experienced, and committed team members throughout the region. I have every confidence they will deliver our projects in a way that continues to exceed the expectations of our clients, which is the hallmark of Cianbro’s success over the years.
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Humpback Bridge Replacement Project: Building on Experience n
By Alan Grover
Since January of 2008, Cianbro Corporation has been working steadily toward the final stages in the effort to renovate the picturesque Humpback Bridge over Boundary Channel between Arlington, Virginia and the nation’s capital. Now, with the bridge’s famous and hazardous roadway hump flattened out to safer levels, an additional 144 feet added to the length of the span, and with nearly all of the original stones returned to the bridge’s historical façade, Cianbro is preparing to wrap up the project. Other Cianbro-built improvements include wider traffic lanes, a pedestrian tunnel to replace a crosswalk, and a barrier that separates auto traffic from bicyclists and joggers on the bridge. “There’s a stonemason on site, and he is doing all the stone work which was originally taken off the bridge and we’re putting it right back into place,” said Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Regional General Manager Chris Scott. “And so, he is essentially 75-percent complete and heading for our finish in late June. There’s paving going on, there are walkways, there’s going to be landscaping, and all the finish work to the bridge. They’re into the punch-list mode. So, there are a lot of things that happen very quickly. There are a lot of changes throughout the job.
There’s a lot of cleanup going on. There are a lot of subcontractors. You’ll have a sub in one day, and a different two or three subs in the next day. And so, that part of the job is fun. It’s fun to finish up. There’s a lot of activity and it happens at a quick speed.” Cianbro continues to monitor the work of subcontractors after completing the bulk of the heavy construction at the bridge. This job has been challenging in many ways, including traffic congestion, a tight work area, and the high profile nature of the project. But the company has seen some appreciation for the quality work put forward by team members and subs. “The hard work and leadership of Project Superintendent Josh Clark and his team are bringing this project closer to completion every day. They’ve put a lot of work in place in a short period of time,” said Chris, “and it’s not gone unrecognized. There’s a lot of outside groups looking at the job and, one, they want to get it done, but they also recognize the amount of work that’s getting done everyday. To me, it’s all about the quality of the project. On the stonework, it’s the little shades of purple and light brown and gray and how everything mixes in with the architectural piece of the bridge. It’s the finishes. It’s what makes the project look pretty. Cianbro does the bulk of the work, and then all the subs make it look pretty when it’s all said and done.” About 75,000 vehicles travel over the Humpback Bridge every day, including numerous members of congress.
Project improves Line of Sight visibility on the bridge.
So, getting the span completed and fully opened for traffic is a significant goal for Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic team. Meanwhile, relations are very good between Cianbro, the National Park Service which is the project’s owner, and the Federal Highway Administration which is the manager of the project. Chris Scott says the owner is extremely happy with the results of the team’s hard work. “We have a very good relationship with the owner, and we work through all the issues that come up on any construction project,” he said. “We’ve been able to work through financial issues and some contractual issues and some changes. With the National Park Service, they’ll have more projects coming up in the future in D.C. and outside of D.C. And there’s always a historical aspect to most of these projects when the National Park Service is involved because obviously, there’s a lot of history in that area of the country. A lot of this work gets bid, and it’s usually low bidder or best qualified bidder. So the Humpback Bridge gives us an experience that we can build upon, and it’ll help us price our work better, and sharpen our pencil, and hopefully get us some more work in the future.” 4 154,916 Project Safe Hours
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Thinking about Retirement in the Next Few Years? n
By Lauren Dow
An understandable, year-by-year retirement income plan is essential for anyone within five years of retirement. This plan establishes a framework for effectively managing your income and expenses throughout retirement. With a sound income plan in place, you’ll find it easier to develop an appropriate spending strategy and help reduce the possibility that you will outlive your savings. In addition, a retirement income plan can help you understand: •
The income you need to cover your monthly/annual expenses (whether from Social Security, retirement plan accounts, and/or personal savings).
How to manage the different types of income mentioned above to meet your immediate monthly expenses, as well as long-term needs.
Want a snapshot of where you stand today? Use Online Financial Tools at www.401k.com within your account to project retirement needs–it automatically populates your retirement plan information for quicker results!
Have an Income Plan Done – If you have never had an income plan done, you can contact one of the many Fidelity Investor Centers to make an appointment to have your plan done. This service is free to Cianbro Team Members and will become an invaluable part of your planning strategy. You can find the Investor Center nearest you by going online to www.Fidelity.com and clicking on Customer Service. Under “Contact Us,” you will find a link to “Find an Investor Center”. Fidelity is also available to come onsite if there are at least 10 team members willing to sign up to attend. You can contact human resources at (800)315-2211, opt. 1, ext. 2241 to set up a day when we can offer this type of financial planning at your jobsite. Review Your Income Plan – If you already have a retirement income plan, it’s a good idea to check the assumptions you made about your expenses and income. Here are some questions you may want to consider: •
Have any of your assumptions about your retirement lifestyle changed since you developed them? For example, have you purchased or sold a house? Do you now plan to take an annual cruise with your family?
If you plan to work part time during retirement, do you expect your actual employment income to match the esti- mate used in your planning?
• Have there been any changes in your health, or the health of your spouse, that could create significantly higher medical expenses than you anticipated?
Retirement Quick Check. This tool is for team members not yet nearing retirement who want to understand what dollar amount they’ll need in order to have a secure retirement.
Retirement Income Planner. This tool is for a team member nearing retire- ment who has a good handle on what their expenses will be in retirement and whether they are on track to retire.
• Has your medical insurance changed, forcing you to pay a greater percent- age of your medical expenses than before, such as going to a COBRA policy? Or have you recently pur- chased long-term care insurance for which you will now have to pay premiums? •
Is the current value of the investment account you intend to use for income close to the estimated value you used for planning purposes?
Should you note any significant differences between your current situation and your planning assumption, adjust
your plan accordingly. Once you’ve made any necessary adjustments, revisit your income plan at least yearly to determine whether you’re still on track to meet your expenses. Don’t wait…have your income plan done now. It’s very empowering to have a roadmap and to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you find that you are falling short of what you need to have a comfortable retirement, you’ll have time to make larger contributions and make up the difference. Food for Thought – Envision Your Retirement Here are some websites that you can use to do a little fantasizing about the options available to you at retirement: http://money.cnn.com/best/bpretire/ This website allows you to enter a zip code in the greater U.S. and gives factual information about the economy, prices of housing, climate, and many other interesting details about the town/city http://www.medicare.gov/MedicareEligibility/home.asp - Go to this website to learn everything you need to know about social security benefits and eligibility. www.retireonyourterms.com Find out more about preparing for your retirement smartly. This site features information like: • • •
Eight-Point Plan for Life-Long Financial Health What is retirement income planning? How Social Security Affects Your Retirement Security
In addition to the above resources, don’t hesitate to contact Lauren Dow or Susan Morrison in corporate human resources for assistance. They can be reached at (800) 315-2211, opt. 1, ext. 2241 Start planning now to ease your mind and dream a little.
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Down the Home Stretch: Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Project n
By Marshall Goodchild
Since the last Chatter update in the summer of 2010, the Cianbro/Middlesex team has completed pier cap concrete placements, post tensioning, bridge bearings, and have finished erecting the steel superstructure for the West Approach of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, in New Haven, Connecticut. The team’s focus quickly shifted to completing a number of deck pours on the Ramp I and Ramp O structures before winter. Management set an aggressive schedule and the skilled team responded, successfully placing 26 of the 30 deck sections, 3,200 cubic yards. Progress on the decks opened up more work for the joint venture team in the form of approximately one mile of cast in place parapet. Safety and production goals were set and met by the first crew, making it an easy decision to keep pushing the work through the winter. A second and third parapet crew was started. The team was able to form, place concrete, and strip 375 to 450 linear feet of parapet per week. This parapet concrete was relatively inexpensive to heat, and temperature sensors with data loggers were placed in every pour to give the owner some peace of mind that they were receiving a sound final product. Despite a winter with record-setting snow fall and no budget for snow removal, the team managed to stay productive, gaining on earned value, and banking work hours week after week. In April, the team placed a 400 cubic yard deck pour, the first of three remaining larger pours requiring two Bidwell pavers, paving side by side, and a hand finished gore area approximately 20 feet in width. This portion of the I-95 Northbound deck is 120 feet wide with varying crowns, scuppers, multiple shoulders, and changing cross slopes. Pour day was literally “all hand on deck,” when the entire jobsite put forth an impressive team effort to complete the placement. Remaining work for the 2011 season includes parapet and split
median barrier concrete, deck placements, fiberglass drainage piping, expansion joints, overhang formwork stripping, point patch, and rubbing and field touch-up paint. Thanks to the crew’s efforts throughout a challenging winter, the project is in great shape to meet our contract completion date safely on August 22, 2011. Cianbro team members currently at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge site include: Justin Shelton, Garrett McVaney, Matt Bergonzi, Kyle Chapman, Nick Martin, Ryan Melius, Wojciech Olak, Dave Powers, Dale Smith, Dave Stoddard, Kate Cardone, Mak Rosado, Scott Underwood, Chris Vane, Tim Leonard, Wilfredo Nieves, Mark Chapman, Trevor Micolleti, Ray Elmer, Evelynn Devin, Kevin Davis, Jared Shelton, Justin Kitchin, Orene Ferris, Tim Shelton, Pete Hill, John Krieski, Steve Dube, Bruce Brown, Karen Hyland, Kim Gemmell, Vandana Sood, Jim Rusconi, Brigitte Reid, John Quinn, Ryan Schott, Kris Ballard, Marshall Goodchild and Chet Muckenhirn.
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Safety Ergonomics: Removing the Gorillas from the Room n By
As a company, we have talented team members who come up with innovative ergonomic solutions that so often go unnoticed. Team members not only see the “gorillas in the room,” but do something to remove them. The safety team wants to share two of those with you. At Pennington Bridge, the Cianbro crew had a thousand little clips on the deck grating that they had to weld. This activity required the team members either to kneel or sit on makeshift seats, such as five gallon buckets. Team members came up with the idea of using a larger rubber tired rolling cart so they could do their welds in a seated position and not have to kneel down. This cart also allowed them to make a weld and roll to the next 12
without standing up. The device even had a shelf to hold their welding rods, which increased productivity. In another instance, a team member at the Pittsfield Fabrication facility was fitting pipe, utilizing pipe stands to hold the pipe. He found the pipe jacks cumbersome, and since the stands would not hold more than a few pipe, the job required him to stoop over several times to place more pipe in the stands. So the team member designed brackets that attach to the uprights of the secure shelving system brackets that were adequate to handle the weight of the pipe. The brackets securely held more pipes and helped pull and roll the pipe toward the tasks. The team member increased his productivity and greatly reduced the awkward bending postures for the job.
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Both of these team members are fully engaged in proactive ergonomics, not reactive ergonomics. Way to go Pennington and Fab and Coat!
Little Bay Bridge By Deb Croteau, Lou Campbell, and Nate Goff n
Over the years, traffic has increased steadily on the Spaulding Turnpike, also known as Route 16, in Newington and Dover, New Hampshire. This increase spurred the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to embark on a major road and bridge building plan in order to increase the capacity of the highway to handle these traffic flows. In June of 2010, Cianbro Corporation was awarded the job. The first contract to start this rebuilding plan is the construction of a new Little Bay Bridge, along with approach roadway modifications and improvements. Also included in the contract is the addition of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge to the existing General Sullivan Bridge. Under the direction of Project Manager John Dunnell, construction began in October of 2010. Work got under way with the construction of a temporary trestle to allow installation of the new bridge piers and the pedestrian bridge. Work on the pedestrian bridge began with demolishing the current approach and erecting the wall and substructure to the new approach. Despite the cold, snowy, and sometimes challenging winter months, crews successfully placed the concrete hammerhead piers and abutment. The steel for the bridge arrived on site in the middle of February. Team members, under the direction of Superintendent Shane Moores and Foreman Ryan Marcotte, erected the steel and installed overhang brackets, handrails, and bunks on the ground. Prefabrication on the ground
allowed team members to work more efficiently and safely. Crews were able to put Cianbro innovation to work by using Woggy braces (a type of brace designed by Cianbro team member Paul Belanger) on the cast in place walkway leading to the pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge crews prepared for the first of two deck placements on their way toward opening the pedestrian bridge by April 29, 2011. The trestle crews, run by Superintendent Hank Cook and Foremen Mike Zemla, Joe Friant, Chet Dolloff, and Al Fluellen, were challenged by a tight schedule. They needed to complete the 560 foot north trestle by mid-March to allow subcontractor Weeks Marine to begin work on the drilled shafts, which is also on a time constraint. In order to avoid a restriction due to endangered fish, Weeks Marine needed to complete three drilled shafts at the fifth pier prior to the first of May. Another challenge the trestle work presented was installing the locking rings holding the pile plumb. This work was done out of a boat, requiring the crew to plan around the tides. Trestle operations also include installing cantilever beams, 30 inch diameter pipe pile, structural steel, crane mats, and other miscellaneous items. Each trestle has 14 spans and three fingers located at the piers to allow for access. In January of 2011, a second crew was brought in to allow for 12 hour shifts, seven days a week. Superintendent Pat Sughrue worked with Foremen Oâ€™Neil Boivin, and Paul Osborne to install temporary lighting on the existing General Sullivan Bridge to allow work to take place at night. The lights were diligently moved as
work progressed. This effort allowed for the north trestle to be completed on schedule. The south trestle crew worked to complete the second 560 foot trestle by April 18th. Unique to this project is the trestle itself. During the Little Bay Bridge estimate and bid process, the Cianbro Management team decided it was the right time to invest in a trestle and capitalize on its reuse in the future. Cianbro Equipment is the owner of the 1,200 foot trestle and is currently renting it to Little Bay Bridge. As the new bridge is constructed, the trestle will be removed and shipped back to Cianbro Equipment, or to another jobsite, for future use. The steel for the trestle was fabricated at Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporationâ€™s Pittsfield and Baltimore facilities. It was designed primarily with bolted connections, virtually eliminating any cutting or welding to the steel. Currently, the trestle is designed for a Manitowoc 4100 crane, but with the addition of two added track beams running the length of the trestle and a few other adjustments, it will be able to handle a Manitowoc 888 crane. The company-owned trestle was a great investment for Cianbro, as other projects requiring a trestle will now be able to rent the trestle from Cianbro Equipment more cost effectively, which has the potential of helping the company to win more bids. Crews worked hard through the winter months, battling snow, ice, strong coastal winds, and 4.2 knot tidal currents, which are among the strongest on the east coast. After the initial learning curve, the trestle crews have been running consistently at a productivity factor in excess of one. After the long winter and gray spring, the Little Bay Bridge crew members eagerly look forward to a warm, productive summer season.
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Cianbro Business Development: It’s Who You Know n By
In today’s business world (and yesterday’s), building relationships with individuals, both internally and externally, is the key to success. Conversely, neglecting those relationships is a recipe for failure. Each and every individual plays their part and adds value in their own way to these relationships. The power of rapport should never be underestimated. It is a small world and getting smaller by the minute; with each new technological innovation, we are more efficiently and globally interconnected…the opportunities are endless. Cianbro’s Business Development (BD) Team spans the United States, from coast to coast, from the northeast to the far west. With individual team members located across the company, solid team rapport is absolutely vital. To nurture that, the team engages in weekly conference calls to provide updates of the week’s activities and to discuss operational successes and challenges, in addition to quarterly face-to-face meetings to provide updates on longer term initiatives and to discuss the progress of team goals and objectives. These sessions facilitate communication, build teamwork, and ultimately enhance camaraderie. Leading the Business Development Team, Peter Cianchette and Jessica Kandel engage in company-wide opportunities, supporting the initiatives of each region and business unit. To further that support, the Creative Services Team of Mike Brooks, Chris Karlen, Stephen Malatesta, and Ashley Nesbit, manage Marketing Materials, Presentations, Digital Photographs, Digital Signage, Branding, and Cianbro dot com. Providing additional support to each Cianbro entity, Rebecca Daly and Jennifer Lord manage Major Pre-Qualifications, Proposals, Awards, and Corporate Documentation. For opportunities in the individual regions and business units: Northern New England Region – Doug Moore and Devon Nadeau; Southern New England Region – Tim Vigue, Ed McCormick, and Laura Schmelter; Mid Atlantic Region – Mike McGeady and Brenna Frania; Cianbro Constructors – Brad Weiland and Anita Verrill; Transmission & Distribution – Jon Sharp; Wind Energy Services – Parker Hadlock and Chad Allen; and Starcon International – Michael Golla, Jim Osicka, Gregg Kobe, Al Kimmel, and Lisa McPhail. The Business Development Team collaborates with a significant number of internal departments when focusing on potential opportunities for Cianbro. First and foremost is Operations; this team physically puts the work in place, and consists of Construction, Fabrication and Coating, Modular Manufacturing, and the Equipment Group. Providing a considerable amount of support to the details discussed, implemented, and executed during pre-construction, construction, and post-construction are the team members in Estimating, Temporary Design, Safety, Human Resources, the Cianbro Institute, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Purchasing, Procurement, Contracts, Finance, Information Technology, Organizational Development, Public Relations, and External Affairs. Collectively, the Business Development Team has approximately 175 years of service to Cianbro, and significantly more years experience in the construction industry, in a variety of markets. As a result of those years of service, an infinite number of relationships have ignited, developed, and evolved. Covering twelve markets and more than 40 states, the BD Team engages with developers, owners, designers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, vendors / suppliers, as well as local, state, and federal associations / professional affiliations, public organizations, and regulatory agencies. Each with their own opportunity, motive, and objective, the BD Team is challenged with achieving 100% Customer Satisfaction in each profes-
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sional relationship. The Business Development Team is consistently faced with the responsibility of fostering a relationship, internal and external, well beyond the time of its original inception. Persistence, patience, and understanding are critical; yet, honesty, integrity, and fortitude are paramount. The impact these intangible traits have on a recipient is invaluable. Human interaction can be both beneficial and detrimental; yet, it is the responsibility of each team member to do so and in a favorable and advantageous manner for the betterment of Cianbro. The BD Team is confronted with this challenge and charged to develop relationships, encourage their development, and share in the risks and rewards. It is not only important for Cianbro to form relationships with clients, but with the entire Cianbro Team, which includes strategic partners, preferred subcontractors and suppliers / vendors, as well as highly influential local, state, and federal organizations. Cianbro has engaged in strategic partnerships in the form of Joint Venture, Prime-Subcontractor, as well as other formal and informal business relationships. Cianbro also continues to select preferred subcontractors and suppliers / vendors from a lengthy database of qualified, experienced, and successful companies with which to establish long term industry rapport. Furthermore, Cianbro maintains a lengthy list of participative members on professional associations / affiliations and organizations in order to network and interact with construction industry leaders. These decisions have proven the intangible benefits of Cianbro’s relationships with each and every team player. Business Development understands the importance of establishing, building, and fostering strong rapports. The success of a project can be measured by financial return on investment, schedule attainment or advancement, safety performance and achievement, quality craftsmanship, and by the productivity of the Project Team. It can also be measured by the intangibles – the positive and influential relationships that exist well after the project is completed. The impact of those relationships on Cianbro’s future opportunities is indeterminate, but our ability to facilitate them today is limitless.
Visionary Partners: Pete Vigue and Habib Dagher
AEWC Offshore Wind Laboratory n
By Dave Stenzel
Cianbro is close to finishing the Offshore Wind Laboratory at the AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, located on the Orono campus at the University of Maine. This center is unique in the world, offering an array of testing capabilities for the major components, wind blades, anchors, towers and foundation systems associated with the off shore wind industry. The 36,207 square foot expansion started in July of 2010 with scheduled completion in June of 2011, after planners added many upgrades during construction to keep up with the latest technologies in the industry. The last few stages of interior finishes are wrapping up as the site work contractor starts exterior finishes. Also, with permanent power connected to the building, the electrical and mechanical contractors are preparing the start-up, testing and balancing of the high-efficiency HVAC systems. One of the recent changes to the AEWC Center included the addition of two reaction frames. These reaction frames consist of a steel structure, anchored to the four foot thick concrete floor, capable of applying 150 ton and 500 ton loads repeatedly by using a series of hydraulic actuators. Phil DeRoo and Dave Bolduc of Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation assisted with the fabrication. The AEWC Offshore Wind Laboratory will be a LEED certified building through the auspices of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), with the goal of attaining a gold rating. Final documentation is ready for submission to the U.S. Green Building Council. One of the biggest accomplishments toward achieving the LEED standard included waste stream management which diverted more than 99 percent of the jobsite’s construction waste away from landfills. The LEED requirement for waste diversion requires only 20 percent. The waste diversion process was so successful that the project was able to reduce costs, and Cianbro managers are recommending the use of similar practices on other projects, including those that are not trying to obtain a LEED level. The biggest accomplishment of the project team was the safety record. Cianbro team members and subcontractors accumulated 65,200 hours with no lost time accidents and no record-
Lab’s interior where massive wind blades will be tested.
able incidents. Recently, the University of Maine held a lunch for all 100 construction workers in appreciation of the perfect safety record. AEWC Director Habib Dagher and Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue spoke to the crowd about continuing to use safe work practices and the importance of going home in the same condition in which individuals came to work. The celebration also discussed the Center’s capabilities and the potential to open doors to future work in the offshore wind industry. Once completed, the Center will have the capability of testing 230 foot wind turbine blades that will be installed on 300 foot towers located 20 to 50 nautical miles offshore in waters up to 300 feet deep. These off shore wind turbine farms have the potential to produce 149 gigawatts of wind power while creating jobs and positioning Maine to be a leader in energy independence. Cianbro’s construction management team included Steve Lavallee, Melissa Corbett, Ed Jones, Bruce Cummings and David Stenzel. This group focused on project safety and ensured that budget and schedule goals were achieved. A great mix of quality and committed team members and subcontractors also helped to make this a successful project. 4 65,200 Project Safe Hours C I A N B R O S P R I N G / S U M M E R C H AT T E R
Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program Adds a Condition Management Component n
By Andrea Pelletier
We all want to stay well and set a good example for those we love. Cianbro’s Healthy LifeStyle Program provides support, information and tools to help you be healthier - reducing the need for costly healthcare and prescriptions. This year, to further support team members and spouses who have specific health conditions, Cianbro is introducing the Condition Management Program - an extension of our current Healthy LifeStyle Program.
is there to encourage and inspire change that will give team members more control over their family’s health and financial wellbeing in the future. Meetings will be held in similar fashion to those in the Healthy LifeStyle Program and may include working with the CM nurse over the phone and by email. These programs are intended to work in harmony with team members and their doctors to set health goals which can prevent and manage illnesses. Team members do not need to participate in the Healthy LifeStyle Program to be supported by the condition management nurse. Medical experts estimate that approximately 34 percent of adults - that’s one in every three Americans - over the age of 20 meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome. Those with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times more likely to develop diabetes.
The Healthy LifeStyle Program focuses on primary prevention - reducing health risks in healthy people to prevent the onset of long term diseases such as diabetes. The Condition Management Program provides secondary prevention to help individuals who have already been diagnosed with an illness to manage the condition in the best way possible to live enjoyable, productive lives. The program will focus initially on four chronic diseases: diabetes, heart disease, lower back pain, and metabolic syndrome. Most of us are familiar with diabetes, heart disease and lower back pain. Metabolic syndrome is a precursor to each of these afflictions (see right for more information). Team members and spouses who are identified as having one of these conditions will be contacted by a health coach and introduced to the condition management (CM) nurse. The CM nurse will help team members to understand the options to slow or reverse the impact of the condition. As with a health coach, the CM nurse 16
So what is metabolic syndrome and why should you be concerned? Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself. Instead, it’s a group of risk factors – increased waist circumference, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and/or intolerance, high triglycerides (fats), and low HDL (good) cholesterol – that together paint a picture of your overall cardiovascular and metabolic health. Obviously, having any of these risk factors isn’t good. But when combined, they set the stage for bigger problems. The higher the number of unfavorable measurements, the increased likelihood that you will develop heart disease or diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is becoming increasingly more common. The good news is that it can be controlled, largely with changes to your lifestyle. Talk with your health coach about how you can reduce your cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure by losing weight, eating healthy, and increasing your physical activity. Through the Condition Management Program, the nurse will further evaluate with you how your choices are affecting your condition and help you make small changes that are medically smart for you.
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Need help coordinating care for an aging parent or parent-in-law? n
By Sue Morrison
Many team members are currently taking care of elderly parents or are faced with finding appropriate housing and care for them. Coordinating care, overseeing medication compliance, reviewing options to make them safe at home, or planning for the next steps of care can be overwhelming tasks. Health Advocate, the nation’s leading healthcare advocacy and assistance program, provides many services that are free to Cianbro team members, their spouses, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law. Among the many services Health Advocate offers, they can interpret doctor’s explanations and instructions, research transportation options to services, locate a full range of eldercare services, assist you with understanding and filing for Medicare, and more. For example, Ray’s mother-in-law is getting older and he is concerned that she shouldn’t be living alone any longer. He thinks she might be experiencing signs of dementia, or perhaps she is just forgetful. He is not sure. Ray could call Health Advocate and be assigned a Personal Health Advocate, typically a registered nurse, who is supported by medical directors and benefits specialists, who will work with Ray until all his questions and concerns are answered. HEALTH ADVOCATE CAN HELP RAY: • Find a doctor to help evaluate his mother-in-law or find a physician to provide a second opinion. • Research medical conditions, review medications, analyze testing and treatments, to be sure they are being managed appropri- ately. • Investigate options for in-home care or other facilities to meet his mother-in-law’s needs. • Provide Ray with local organiza- tions that might offer adult day care, and other support programs. Help is just a phone call away. Call Health Advocate at 866-695-8622.
25 Year Recognitions for 2010 James Haut Jim is a quiet asset to our company whose attention to detail and his ability to conceptualize and communicate effectively is critical to Cianbro’s success. – Pete Vigue
Bill Reid Bill likes a challenge and his willingness to go wherever and do whatever the company asks of him has contributed greatly to Cianbro’s success in many of the regions we have expanded into over the last 25 years. – Pete Vigue
Joe Foley Highly respected by his peers, Joe is an extremely talented engineer who applies his diverse experience and ability to create workable solutions to challenging work activities while remaining committed to safety and schedule at all times. – Pete Vigue
Lloyd Moore Lloyd has come up through the ranks at Cianbro and today is teacher and mentor to many team members. His ability to learn quickly and remember details have made him a valuable asset to the team. – Pete Vigue
Carl Morgan, Jr. Carl always has safety on his mind. He is a dedicated Cianbro team member who continually looks out for the safety of others. He was one of the first to become NCCCO certified. He won’t do anything that is unsafe. He is one of the top crane and boat operators in the Mid-Atlantic region. – Andi Vigue Kimble Chapman Kim is a calming influence on others. He is easygoing and nothing gets him upset. He will not walk past a safety issue; he will stop and confront it. He is always there for the company. – Andi Vigue
Frank Raye Frank is easygoing and very dependable. He is very willing to do what is asked and adapts to whatever comes up. – Andi Vigue
William Davis William is the type of person that will always be the first to volunteer for something no matter what it is. He is very flexible and willing to do anything. He has a good attitude and a lot of ideas. – Andi Vigue
John Clifford John is very passionate about his work and not only works hard, but takes great pride in a job well done. He has managed the supply warehouse and supported Cianbro’s projects with excellent customer service. – Pete Vigue
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It’s All About
By Alan Grover
Since the very beginnings of Cianbro, when the team consisted of a family of brothers motivated by a dream, the aspirations and skills of the company’s people have been the secret of Cianbro’s success. More than six decades later, the value that the company places on its people continues to be paramount. “It’s all about people,” said Cianbro Chairman and CEO Pete Vigue, who him-
32 Year Veteran: Crane Training Coordinator Roy Bolton
self rose within the company from humble beginnings to the top leadership position, thanks in large measure to the founders’ appreciation of talent and positive thinking. “If you look back over 62 years and the success that we’ve achieved as a company, and if you focus on the very difficult tasks that we’ve accomplished, it’s clear that this story is all about people,” Pete said. “It’s about engaging the people, and working very closely with them, and allowing them to participate in the process of taking the team forward.” Since 2008, Cianbro has passed through some challenging and potentially disastrous eco18
nomic times. The U.S. economy, though rebounding from the worst downturn since the 1930s, is still short of a full recovery. Yet, Cianbro’s people have continued to build the company. Within the past six months, Cianbro saw the most successful year in its history in terms of health and safety, and has also built a healthy backlog of contracts. Vigue again points to the company’s people as the source of these successes. “Our health and safety record is the result of every one of our team members really supporting our philosophy that everyone goes home in the same condition in which they came to work. It’s very important to them, but it’s also important to the company and to Cianbro’s ability to succeed,” Pete said. “As for the economy, we expect that the economic conditions will be very difficult for a while longer. States are underfunded, which impacts a lot of the transportation markets. But at Cianbro, our backlog is up in transmission/distribution and in a variety of other areas. So, even though we face economic challenges, we recognize that our people in the organization have stepped up. They’ve learned new
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skills. They’ve learned to adapt to new markets. They’re more than willing to take this company to a whole new level.” Cianbro made significant investments in training and education over the cold months of early 2011. Weather-related slowdowns were turned into opportunities by Cianbro team members, who enrolled in company-sponsored skills training and leadership training, which is expected to pay big dividends when the economic recovery heats up. “I’m proud of the fact that our people recognize how important it is to educate themselves, to learn new skills, and adapt to a totally new economic environment than we had three years ago,” said Pete. “There is a significant impact underway as large numbers of Baby Boomers step out of the workforce. And our only salvation will be our people - people who are skilled, people who adapt, people who have the ability and the desire to take the company to a new level. They’re doing it, and it makes me very proud.” With Cianbro, “It’s all about people” is a reference that includes individuals beyond the immediate membership of the company. The important people, in Cian-
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In Cianbro’s motto,
29 Year Veteran Aubrey Moore, Project Superintendent
“People, Pride and Progress,”
it’s no accident that people are first in line. bro’s view, includes the people who interact with the company -- clients, customers, the residents within communities where Cianbro works, suppliers, designers and others who participate in the company’s day to day work activities. “It’s important for us to make sure that all of these folks outside the company recognize that our goals aren’t just about us,” Pete said. “Our efforts are as much about them as about Cianbro and its people. Our clients and customers are critical to our success, and winning their support and their confidence allows us to serve them with high quality results over the long term. If we continue to build on that, our outside stakeholders will recognize that ‘it’s about all of us.’ And we will be successful together.” Meanwhile, the company has an eye toward allowing deserving team members to rise to posi-
tions of responsibility within Cianbro, in keeping with the company’s long standing culture and philosophy. In Cianbro’s motto, “People, Pride and Progress,” it’s no accident that people are first in line. “ I have every hope that I’m going to be around here for a long time to come,” Pete said. “But certainly, it is my responsibility to prepare the next generation who
Safety Admin Specialist Sarah Nelson
will take this company to a whole new level. So, I’m spending a lot of time doing that, and allowing people who have not been in senior management positions in the past to step up and to show their ability. There’s a whole new world in front of us, and we need to adapt and go forward. And I couldn’t be happier about the people in this organization who will get the job done.”
From the frontlines to behindthe-scenes, it takes all of the players to make a team
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Franklin Memorial Hospital: Trial by Fire n
By Hank Dunn
Early on the morning of January 30, 2010, a fire broke out at the Medical Arts Center (MAC) which is connected to the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine. The blaze put the structure in serious jeopardy. Fortunately, the Farmington Fire Department and other local departments were able to extinguish the fire before the building was completely lost. The resulting damage was severe and included holes in the roof and the loss of a significant portion of the roof’s structural wood truss system. This was the backdrop when Cianbro offered emergency assistance to Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH). Cianbro had to triage the situation and quickly realized that the first priority would be repairing the roof penetrations. Prior to that, temporary shoring had to be put into place to make the roof safe enough for Cianbro team members to access the area. With safety at the forefront, special planning was required before allowing team members access to work areas, due to the extent of the fire and water damage. Under the leadership of Superintendent Garry Sawtelle and Fore-
New patient care area man Darrell Clement, the team developed specialized activity plans for working in the damaged areas. Cianbro’s site team engaged the Equipment Group and Human Resource services to mobilize the right equipment, tools, and team members. The crane, equipment, tools, and team were on site in short order. The Cianbro crews safely and efficiently installed the shoring system and completed the roof repairs. This earned praise from the hospital officials who were impressed with the safe and expeditious completion of the first task. The next phase dissected the burnt building to determine what would be salvaged and what had to be replaced. It was decided that the roof, roof structure and the interior of the wing was a complete loss but the building shell was structurally sound. Extensive planning was required on the proper sequencing of activities to eliminate negative impacts to the remaining structure. One problem that had to be solved was how to remove the
ahead of schedule. The success of each of the phases of this project is attributed to several common threads, which include: safe work practices, Cianbro craft team members who took pride in their work, and experience in complex industrial work that translates well into the world of healthcare. Due to our performance with the fire repairs, Cianbro was given the opportunity to act as Construction Manager for the new Farmington Family Practice. The physician practice serves the greater Farmington area. The project included enabling projects and relocations to allow a nearly full gut and Cianbro rebuilt the roof and roof structure renovation on the ground floor of the FMH a piece at a time MAC building. The plumbing requirements roof of a building during a Maine winter and of the exam and procedure space resulted replace the structure while not causing more in extensive cutting of the existing slab. harm. The potential for even more water Cianbro carefully self performed the demolidamage was significant, and the potential for tion scope to ensure that the owner retained the wind to blow infection-causing conas much value as possible. Cianbro also taminants back into the hospital was a major self performed the electrical, telephone, and threat. Many ideas were proposed from the data scope led by Steve Michaud (Foreproject team members who included the man). Dave Stenzel (Senior Project Engiowner, the insurance company, the insurance neer) did double duty on the buy-out of both company’s representative, the insurance the subcontracted work and the self perform company’s engineer, the owner’s agent and electrical work. This project was also comengineering firm, and other fire inspectors pleted under budget and on schedule. and consultants. Cianbro recommended People - The projects did well against keeping the temporary shoring, and using budget and schedule thanks to many that as the beginning of rebuilding the strucpeople. In addition to folks named above, ture from inside. This idea prevailed. Managwe also need to thank the folks who helped er of Projects, Red Webster, noted that the make the projects a success from the beginstrategy saved time, required less trusses, ning. These include: Ben Hall (Project Enallowed the structure to be rebuilt with gineer), Carla Kelley (Scheduling), Vickie smaller holes in the roof, and then allowed Weaver (Administration), Dale Michaud the roof itself to be replaced in manageable and Tom Figura (Estimating). We also need pieces. In addition to self performing most of to thank the many TMs who contributed to the roof replacement, Cianbro’s Steve Laval- portions of the work. lee and Jason Worster led the installation 68 Cianbro team members contributed of the staging around the entire building. to this safe (No recordables) and sucThat same efficiency and effectiveness the cessful (on or ahead of schedule and unCianbro team members brought to the initial der budget) series of projects including: work was focused on the roof replacement. Moe Batchelder, Ted Baxter, Jim BenThis work came in under budget and ahead son, Larry Billings, Ben Blodgett, Andrew of schedule and allowed Cianbro the opporBowden, Donald Busch, Brian Buswell, tunity to continue on to the next phase. Eric Clark, Darrell Clement, Melissa CorThe smoke and water damage to the bett, Bob Currier, Jake Dionne, Shawn interior of the building was extensive, requir- Doran, Hank Dunn, Ken Eaton, Chris Eving almost a complete gut and rebuild of the erett, Roy Fitzmaurice, Jim Foley, Randy first and second floors. The insurance comFrench, Kelvin Friend, William Gassert, pany needed to control its exposure, and Ryan Graves, James Hanson, Thomas Cianbro obliged, providing a lump sum conKingsbury, Shawn Lambert, Ryan Laney, tract to do the rebuild that was accepted by Steve Lavallee, Patty Lawrence, Roger the insurance company. There were several Lockhart, Michael Marin, Robert Meckley, challenges that made this building unique. Peter Mehegan, Albert Michaud, Steven The infection control and life safety requireMichaud, John Moody, Cam Moore, Vickments of healthcare occupancies are a chal- ie Nadeau, Jeff Niemi, Ron Oliver, Richlenge. Garry and Albert Michaud (Foreard Padham, Chad Page, Dan Pellerin, man) worked through these requirements Dan Perkins, Davis Perrault, Tom Richter, while accomplishing the work. The smoke Chester Robbins, Michael Roderick, Billy mitigation was the most difficult aspect of Sawtelle, Garry Sawtelle, Dean Schothis project. In the end, Seth Washburn and field, Ruben Schofield, Dale Smith, Dave Moe Batchelder’s team from Cianbro FabStenzel, Michael Varney, Vickie Weaver, rication and Coating Corporation provided Red Webster, Jonathan Wheaton, Greg the right installation of a specialized final Wing, Eric Witham, Harry Woods, Jason sealant that stopped the smoke odors. This Worster, and Douglas Wyman. phase was also completed on budget and 4 2,528 Project Safe Hours
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Amtrak Ivy City: MAR’s first T&D and Substation Project is a Success n
By Brenna Frania & Gabe Sloan
Cianbro’s Mid-Atlantic Region has completed its first Transmission & Distribution and Substation project. Cianbro provided construction, testing, and commissioning of a new 138 – 12 kV, 25 Hz, single-phase substation at the Ivy City Yard in Washington D.C. for Amtrak. The project scope included a five mile, 138 kV transmission line extension. The project, known as Amtrak’s Ivy City Substation & Transmission Line, started in July of 2009 and included nearly six months of demolition, clearing, grading, and access road construction. The team began construction of the 138 KV substation in 2010, including the installation of 138 kV transmission line terminations and motor operated disconnect switches, traction power transformers, 12 kV disconnect switches and circuit breakers, cabling, and feeders associated with the substation construction. 164 tons of structural steel, provided by Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation, was erected for the substation. Cianbro installed a substation control building, including relay control panels, auxiliary power, lighting, grounding, steel erection, wiring, and terminations. The team constructed the T-line by installing drilled pole foundations, 66 new steel transmission line poles, four phases of 477 HAWK transmission line conductor, static wire, insulators, jumpers, and terminations. This included the removal and replacement of existing transmission line conductors, static wire, and all supporting assemblies. A large portion of this work was performed off of the track with special rail mounted equipment while trains traveled on the adjacent track. The project was located on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which is a live, heavily used route with approximately 140 trains running each day at speeds reaching 125 miles per hour. Team members utilized extensive safety precautions with the help of Amtrak on-track protection personnel and railroad flagmen. The project achieved success through the dedication of the team led by Senior Project Manager Pete McCormick, Project Engineer Gabriel Sloane, and Project Superintendents Bruno Poirier and Lenny Jackson. Special thanks go to NNE’s T&D Line and Substation Crews for their commitment to the project. 4 53,785 Project Safe Hours
Women in MAR Women play an important role in the construction industry, and within Cianbro. MAR highlights two of its own key women: DAWN ERB, Administrative Specialist, has worked within the MidAtlantic Region for more than 16 years on numerous projects. Not only does she keep the
office atmosphere a positive one, she manages to keep the office in good order as well. “To most, she is the most important player on the team,” said Project Manager Tesfa Berhane. “She keeps the office organized, and also makes the team feel as though you are part of a family as she announces each team member’s birthday.” ADELE DIODATO, Electrical Foreman, has played a vital part of the MidAtlantic Region’s electrical team over the
past eleven years, and has shown great leadership on projects. Adele has found her own way of leading the crew to the successful completion of projects. “She has a good relationship with her crew,” said Tesfa, “and can keep the atmosphere light. But she can push to make her production numbers, too.”
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STARCON Raises the Bar on Scaffold Competent Person Training n By
Tom Wanamaker At client sites where Starcon builds scaffolding, we are required to have Scaffold Competent Persons identified to inspect and tag our equipment for use. This ensures the safety and quality of our work before allowing team members to use the scaffolding. Renee Delatte, Scaffold Manager, certifies Scaffold Competent Persons through the Scaffold Training Institute (STI). The class is an intense review of all of the technical aspects of scaffolding and associated regulations, a comprehensive exam, and a hands-on performance test. Realizing that these individuals must possess the competence necessary at the journey level, the training, logistics and scaffolding departments teamed up to enhance Starcon’s Scaffold Competent Person Training. It now carries dual national certification through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and STI. Renee and fellow STI trainer, Shane Coon, obtained certification as NCCER Performance Verifiers through the training department. To capitalize on the training, those who have not yet been assessed take the NCCER Scaffold Builder exam and obtain nationally recognized “written” certification. Further, the hands-on assessment for STI was enhanced to include all three types of scaffold: system, tube and coupler, and welded frame. This now meets the requirement for the NCCER Performance Verification. Upon culmination of the training sessions, team members earn recognition as Certified Plus Scaffold Builders from the NCCER, and Certification from STI as Scaffold Competent Persons. Congratulations to our newest Certified Plus Scaffold Builders: Jorge Garcia, Braulio “Leo” Escutia, Jake Gillette, Osvoldo Chavez, and Stephen Dobo. Special thanks to Brian Ohlendorf and Chris Hempen for pulling all the material together in one place, and to Jonathan Jones for finding some scaffold we do not normally keep on hand. C I A N B R O S P R I N G / S U M M E R C H AT T E R
Back Row (L to R): Bill Richardson, Jon Savage, Joe Clough, Kevin Salaoutis, Jake Klaiss, Andrew Peer, Scott Davis, Andrew Hallett, Matt Smith, Matt Gale, Bradley Grillo, Kyle Jensen, Allie McDonough Front Row (L to R): Laurette Laverdiere, Scott MacDonald, Emily Bickford, Amanda McDermott, Joanna Pyun, Travis Watson, Brayden Sheive, Nate Goff
Cianbro’s Management Development Program: A Life Long Learning Platform n
By MDP Participants - Alpha Team
On April 29, 2011, Chairman Pete Vigue graduated 18 participants from our
first Management Development Program. These graduates helped us develop and test this new Cianbro offering that will aid in our ability to attract the best college graduates to join our team. In early 2010, Cianbro began the process of creating a unique program for recent graduates holding construction related degrees. The program would expose various aspects of the company to the graduates. Cianbro has always strived to develop team members in more ways than one, but has never had a formal way of doing so when it came to construction engineering/management disciplines. With the initiative of several individuals, Cianbro decided to benchmark a number of successful competitors that have such programs, and then determine the best fit for the company. In March of 2010, 18 recently hired team members (with less than two years of service) took the opportunity to participate in a pilot program with the support of their leaders and mentors. The pilot program would provide exposure to three challenging assignments; field engineering, estimating, and field supervision all within two years. Beyond the three rotational assignments, they had training sessions during which they learned from Cianbro leaders how to build a successful project. The success of this pilot program is 24
Management trainee Joe Clough
“It creates a true sense of belonging, and for most, it is seen as an opportunity to learn a tremendous amount in an exceptional environment.” Brayden Sheive, AC Project Engineer/HDS Technician also largely a result of the support and active involvement of all levels of the company from frontline team members to senior managers. Upon entering the program, each participant was provided a tracking sheet (Learning Matrix). This tool outlines several aspects of the work or training opportunities that each participant was encouraged to touch upon. This tracking sheet was reviewed monthly by
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the supervisors and /or mentors. Upon review, the supervisors and mentors would provide feedback and set clear expectations for future goals, and the participants would do the same. In addition to the participants tracking their own learning, they also took advantage of three training sessions. These sessions consisted of two to three days filled with information regarding technical engineering procedures, culture, safety, and building relationships. A training initiative for engineers, developed in 2009 by Bill Richardson from Cianbro’s Southern New England region as part of his Leadership Development Project, served as a starting point for these sessions. There were several presentations from many knowledgeable team members who gave an overview of Cianbro-related topics such as: Cianbro’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), health and safety, estimating, field engineering procedures, equipment, external affairs, procurement and purchasing, site layout, electrical engineering, temporary design, contracts, quality control, business development, pipe fitting, welding, civil work, an overview of Cianbro’s business units such as transmission and distribution, wind energy, and more. These presentations provided a foundation for the participants and, more importantly, mapped out the available resources for each aspect of a successful team. The participants also gained a true appreciation for what it means to foster relationships and work towards a common goal while
United States Naval Academy: McNair Road Bridge n
By Gabriel Sloane and Aric Dreher
Cianbro was contacted in 2009 by Tuckman-Barbee Construction Company and the Doyon Government Group to join a team to replace the McNair Road Bridge at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Over the course of the next 18 months, the estimating team worked diligently with the design and construction team to provide multiple price options and helped resolve constructability issues. The project will consist of a complete replacement of the existing bridge. The new bridge will measure approximately 40 feet by 250 feet over six spans. In March of 2011, Cianbro signed the contract, and two weeks later, mobilized to the project to commence work. Cianbro Structural Engineer Kevin Donovan instructs trainee Joanna Pyun
understanding that relationships are key to utilizing resources within the company. Not only did the participants of this program create relationships among themselves, their mentors, and their supervisors, but the networking from their training sessions empowered them to create relationships throughout the entire company. The Cianbro culture was instilled in them through Mac Cianchette’s presentation based on the values passed on by Ken, Chuck, Bud and Carl Cianchette. To appreciate why Cianbro is where it is today and where it needs to go in the future, participants benefited from in-depth discussions with Pete Vigue, Andi Vigue, Earle Cianchette, Charlie Cianchette,
Learn more about the Management Development Program by visiting Cianbro.com under Careers and College Recruiting. Pass the word to any talented college students who you think should consider joining our team! Alan Burton and many other senior man-
agers. With integrity, trust, and a “can-do” spirit, the participants plan to help create teams built upon honesty, fairness, dignity, and respect. The pilot program has created a platform for life long learning. The next time you see one of the participants from the 2011 “Alpha Team” in your work environment, quiz them on their experience and remember that each of them is looking forward to building relationships and learning all they can from your expertise. As several presenters stated during the group sessions, “No one in this room is smarter than all of us!”
Driving pile adjacent to Naval Academy library
Within one week of award, the team immediately assembled a Manitowoc 4100 Series 2 crane in the Baltimore yard. The crane was then mounted to a 55 foot by 120 foot barge. Demolition began with the removal of existing asphalt pavers, bollards, and benches. The bridge consisted of 32 precast panels weighing, on average, 60,000 pounds each. The panels span 30 feet and rested on bent caps that were supported by (3) each HP14 by 90 piles. All of the pieces were removed in full sections and loaded onto a material barge. The removal of the first three spans was a key driver for the project so that the team could perform the test pile program and order the piles. The foundation consists of twenty-nine 22 inch diameter by half inch wall closed end steel pipe piles which are driven to 520 kips to a tip elevation of -110. After the piles are in place, they will be filled with stone and then the top 35 feet with reinforced concrete and cut to grade. There are a total of six pile bents and one cast in place abutment. The substructure will receive precast caps which will be supported by engineered support collars that hang from the piles. The caps will receive 18 inch pre-stressed precast planks spanning approximately 40 feet. There is approximately 1,000 tons of precast on the project which will be delivered by barge due to limited lay down area and access to the site. After the precast is installed the team will finish the project with a five and a half inch concrete deck along with a new sidewalk, curb, and bollards. The team is currently working six days a week in order to have the bridge opened by August 15, 2011. The project team consists of Aric Dreher, Gabriel Sloane, Don Keresztenyi, Stan Tyszko, Mona Evy, Tom Smith, Gary Reed, Rusty Pritt, Mike Cavaliere, Cocepcion Majano, Anthony Graham, Ramon Gomez, Aaron Barbalate, and Young Hong.
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Cianbro Irby Joint Venture: MPRP Transition Line Project - Central Loop n By
Cianbro and Irby Construction are powerful allies when it comes to building part of the largest construction project in Maine’s history. The Central Loop Transmission Line Project is a major upgrade to Central Maine Power Company’s (CMP) bulk transmission system, known as the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP). Jackson, Mississippi-based Irby Construction is part of the Quanta Services, Inc., family of companies and has been a leader in power line construction for more than three quarters of a century. Irby shares the same core values and passion for performance and construction excellence as Cianbro. Couple this with Cianbro’s rich history, well-respected reputation as a Mainebased company, and extensive experience with construction management, and a strong partnership that is ideal for the project’s requirements is formed. The purpose of MPRP is to ensure that the supply of electricity to CMP customers is reliable and the utility’s infrastructure meets energy regulatory standards. Additionally, this project stimulates Maine’s economy while also preparing the owner’s bulk power system to handle and transport renewable energy. This is an unprecedented project for Maine. The MPRP as a whole stretches from Eliot to Orrington, Maine, affecting 75 communities with over 4,000 abutting landowners. The work is broken into three manageable loops by CMP. Irby Construc-
Linemen Karl Wucherer and Eric Deane place working grounds in preparation to install conductor distance from Rumford in the northwest to Pownal in the south and Windsor to the east. Thousands of wood, steel, and lattice structures will be placed during the five-year life of construction. The MPRP is a high-profile project that is visible throughout much of the state. The sheer magnitude and sensitive nature of the job requires Cianbro Irby team members and its subcontractors to undergo extensive orientation before they are allowed to perform work in CMP’s transmission corridor.
Forwarder places timber mats to protect wetlands tion secured one third of the project and formed a joint venture with Cianbro to perform the work. The Central Loop’s scope of work is no small feat. It includes 230 miles of installation, modification and/or removal of 345 kV, 115 kV, and 34.5 kV conductor and static lines. The project spans a
Emphasis is placed on safety, environmental protection, community relations, and quality control. These are the top factors that could potentially delay or stop the work, and the responsibility for smooth performance is shared by all team members. The team has established a comprehen-
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sive Environmental Awareness and Compliance Program to ensure Maine’s natural resources are protected. The program outlines the importance of planning, materials storage, handling guidelines, spill prevention, and sediment and erosion control measures. The team’s environmental efforts have received a number of complements from third party inspectors with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The identification of access routes and placement of temporary timber mats through the right-of-way is critical to the project’s schedule and environmental compliance. Mats must be strategically placed to accommodate the work while avoiding or minimizing impacts to sensitive environmental areas such as wetlands, vernal pools, salmon streams, and indigenous plant and wildlife habitats. Team planning and communication is of the utmost importance. The joint venture is in its infancy, and sharing best practices and lessons learned is helping the team to improve efficiency. The team is currently 118 members strong, with an expected peak of 300 team members anticipated for 2012. Cianbro Irby’s headquarters is in Lewiston, Maine. Work is also performed and managed from two field locations; the Windsor and Leeds laydown yards. Windsor yard is home base for field crews, as the joint venture gets underway on Section 88 and 60 in the towns of Windsor, Chelsea, Whitefield and Augusta.
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Amtrak – Niantic River Bridge Replacement n
By Gary Nash
After an unusually brutal Connecticut winter, crews at the Amtrak – Niantic River Bridge Replacement Cianbro/Middlesex Joint Venture Project are hitting their stride, making up for lost time. The efforts to replace the ailing bascule bridge with a new bascule span began in the fall of 2010. While battling the challenging winter weather, Cianbro/Middlesex crews pushed on, and in December completed the excavation and underwater concrete pour that left behind a 22 foot thick, 2,800 cubic yard concrete seal that will support the new bascule pier. In January, crews completed driving the 16 inch precast concrete pile for the East and West bridge abutments, providing for a stable surface for the concrete piers that will hold the new steel approach spans for the new bascule bridge. Concrete subcontractor McCarthy Concrete was right behind, tying rebar, setting forms, and pouring concrete on the East and West abutments and on the new bascule and rest piers. To date McCarthy Concrete has poured more than 2,200 cubic yards for the four new structures. Crews installing the precast concrete sheet pile worked double shifts through the entire winter, enduring challenging conditions to install more than 66,000 square feet of precast sheet pile on both sides of the river. The pile weighed up to 35,000 pounds per piece. The precast concrete sheet piles are installed by using large pumps and high volumes of water to displace soil beneath the pile allowing it to sink down into the ground. With the progress achieved by the pile jetting crew, dirt work crews have been able to begin the installation of scour protection stone alongside the new precast concrete sheet wall in layers comprised of stones from 10 pounds to 12,000 pounds. The crew is placing four barge loads of material per week and will continue at this pace for the remainder of the project,
Cianbro and Middlesex cranes do the heavy lifting
ultimately placing a total of 134,000 tons of rock, sand and fill. During the month of February crews completed driving steel sheet pile and backfilling the newly created terminal groin (jetty) projecting out into Niantic Bay, which will be used as a temporary haul road to gain access to the barges to unload the scour protection stone and beach sand. When the contract is completed, the backfill and steel sheet pile will be removed, and a stone jetty will be constructed, leaving the local residents with a picturesque jetty projecting out into Niantic Bay. Subcontractor HUB Foundations has continued casing and drilling shafts ahead of the concrete sheet pile crews to remove pockets of cobbles, peat, and in some cases, weathered bedrock. The shafts are then backfilled with sand which allows the concrete sheets to be installed by jetting. Subcontractor Case Foundations worked nights throughout the winter, drilling and installing foundations in preparation for the new catenary system. Cianbro team members onsite are: Josh Justin, Jason Maynard, Mariana Tubolino, Jim Marcella, Dan Records, Pierre Boucher, Scott Boucher, Chet Muckenhirn, Mark Zagrobelny, Gary Nash, Steve Dube, Joe Clough, Billy Ray, Steve “Scotty” Clark, Kris Ballard, Doug Moore, Doug Sandin, Scott Jackson, Ron Ayres, Tom Boisvert, Mike Welles, Mike Welsh and “Mike” Ziolko
Steel for new bridge will arrive in late summer
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T&D – Substations n By
Cianbro has seen significant growth over the past decade in our T&D group which got started with a few substation projects in Northern Maine nearly 10 years ago. Since then, our substation work has grown with projects across New England and into Maryland for many clients including Public Service of New Hampshire, Velco, Central Maine Power, Bangor Hydro, Brookfield Power and Amtrak to name a few. Currently, several projects are underway ranging from major upgrades within existing substation yards to new, “Greenfield” projects where Cianbro has the responsibility for all site development, engineering, procurement and construction. This growth spiked last year when Cianbro received welcome news that they were awarded the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) substations for Central Maine Power. Cianbro immediately assembled an experienced team, brought our design engineer, Sargent & Lundy on board and began working with CMP’s Program Manager, Burns & McDonnell to ensure the successful start of CMP’s $1.4 billion MPRP transmission project. The substation phase of the project is now fully underway and includes the Site Development of three major substations in Benton, Cumberland, and Lewiston, Maine and the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of five Greenfield substations in Monmouth and Windsor, Maine as well as the three locations identified for Site development. The Albion Substation project in Benton was the first to get kicked off in August, 2010 when Cianbro crews mobilized to begin the clearing and site work activities. Cianbro self-performed the majority of this work and today the development of the 11 acre site is nearly complete and the below grade equipment foundation construction is underway. Major work at this site includes the construction of a 345kV substation yard and a 115kV yard separated by a new Autotransformer. The plan for Albion includes completing the below grade civil and electrical work by the fall of this year with the above grade electrical work ongoing through the winter in order to achieve Mechanical Completion by July, 2012. The Raven Farm Substation is located in the town of Cumberland and is approximately 15.7 acres in size. Like Albion, Cianbro is responsible for the site development as well as for all EPC services at this site. Working closely with the Program Manager, Cianbro proposed constructability ideas that greatly reduced the impact
on the environment thus helping facilitate the Owner’s receipt of local permits for the project and allowing the construction to begin four months earlier than originally planned. Cianbro teamed up with Shaw Brothers and Maine Drilling and Blasting to begin the clearing and ledge blasting work in February. To date the crews have blasted and processed nearly 80,000 cubic yards of rock and plan to complete the site development later this fall. The first foundation on the project was successfully completed on May 12, 2011 which allowed for the erection of the A-Frame transmission Tower in time for a June outage necessary to relocate two of CMP’s transmission lines. Mechanical Completion of this 345kV yard is scheduled for the fall of 2012. The Larrabee Road Substation in Lewiston is approximately 15.4 acres in size and is the third yard where Cianbro is responsible for both site development and all EPC services. Work at this 345/115kV substation began in April with mass excavations of unsuitable materials and the placement and compaction of imported clean gravel. Once site activities are far enough along, Cianbro civil crews will mobilize by mid summer to begin the foundations and below grade electrical work. Mechanical Completion of this project is scheduled for August, 2012. Monmouth Substation in Monmouth, Maine is the smallest of all the sites and will be constructed on a parcel approximately one acre in size. Once site development is complete, Cianbro crews will mobilize in the summer of 2011 to begin construction of this new 115/34.5/12.47kV substation. Although small in comparison to the other yards,
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this project is challenging from a schedule standpoint as all work must be complete and ready for final commissioning by early January, 2012. The Coopers Mills Substation is located in the town of Windsor and is approximately 17.9 acres in size. This is the largest of the substations to be constructed on the MPRP project. Cianbro is responsible for all EPC services at Coopers and is currently scheduled to mobilize late 2012 or early 2013. Construction on this 345/115/34.5/12.47kV substation yard is fast paced where Mechanical Completion will be achieved by 2013 year end. The Coopers project also includes the demolition of the existing Maxcys substation beginning in early 2014. A tremendous amount of coordination between Cianbro, the Commissioning Team, and the Transmission Line contractors will be necessary to accomplish the numerous outages and operations planned for this work in order to sequentially decommission an existing substation and bring the new one on line. The major work for the five MPRP substations includes handling and processing over 250,000 cubic yards of backfill material; blasting and crushing over 100,000 cubic yards of rock; constructing over 1,000 concrete foundations; running 150,000 lineal feet of 4/0 copper ground wire; erecting 1,500 tons of structural steel; the construction and outfitting of five control buildings totaling over 15,000 square feet of area necessary for control cabinets and accessories; 69 high voltage circuit breakers; 233 disconnect switches; the welding and fabrication of 25,000 lineal feet of alumi-
num bus; and the pulling and terminating of over 800,000 lineal feet of control cable. Certainly a huge job by any standard and a formidable challenge for any single contractor, this substation package is the largest ever awarded to Cianbro. In order to complete this work, Cianbro’s T&D group will begin ramping up later this summer. By fall, four of the five substations will be in full swing with our civil workforce peaking around 50. Electrical and structural activities will follow with a similar peak in workforce running well into 2013. We continue to train and acclimate new and existing team members to this work which serves as the foundation for our success. In these slow economic times, the MPRP project represents a boost for Cianbro and for many of our local subcontractors and suppliers and offers solid backlog and opportunity for the next several years. To date Cianbro has engaged over 50 major subcontractors and suppliers to provide services on the substation projects. This number will grow as new companies are signed up to help complete the remaining substation projects and when the transmission line work and other phases of MPRP are underway. Although MPRP is a big part of our current program, we recognize the importance of maintaining existing relations and providing services to all our utility customers. We continue to bid and perform work for existing clients and look for opportunities to work with new clients. Cianbro is an established player in the T&D arena with an experienced workforce. Our teams have demonstrated their ability to complete quality work in accordance with our project schedules in a safe and productive manner that meets or exceeds our client’s expectations. We look forward to the successful completion of the MPRP project and remain confident that our proven track record will ensure many future opportunities.
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By Kris Chipman
The coatings portion of Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation (CFCC) is sometimes overlooked. This small group of talented and dedicated team members does a lot of very interesting and demanding tasks. This team completes many fabrication jobs that require industrial finish coatings as well as doing automotive painting on the Cianbro Equipment fleet. In addition to that scope of work, the coatings facility also has stand-alone paint projects for additional clients. One such paint-only job is currently underway at the coatings facility in Pittsfield, Maine. This project is for Applied Thermal Sciences (ATS), a research, development, and fabrication facility located in Sanford, Maine. ATS is utilizing a hybrid laser welding system that was designed to fabricate precise, lightweight structural shapes for the shipbuilding industry. The current project that CFCC is coating for ATS is a package of safety and berm panels for the U.S. Navy destroyers being built at Bath Iron Works. This project involves abrasive blasting of the stainless steel panels. Team members then apply a multi-coat military specification paint system and additional masking and spraying of the inner panel to apply the black and yellow safety stripes. The work is multi-staged and very intricate. This project represents approximately 2,200 work hours to the CFCC team well into 2012. Coating Facility Manager Seth Washburn has been working on securing this work for more than a year now. During that time, the team completed a sample panel and estimated the work that would be coming in the future. According to Seth, “Cianbro Coating’s reputation had a lot to do with us getting this work. When a client knows of your reputation for high quality production, adherence to demanding specifications, and the ability of the team to meet the client’s schedule, it definitely sends a message that CFCC is the one you want doing your coating work.”
4 30,867 Project Safe Hours Hands-on Training for Intumescent Fireproofing application. L to R: Brian Williams, Tim Murphy, Maurice Batchelder, Jeff Carr Sr., Chris Alexander, and Danny Mumphrey of International Coatings.
Diversifying Our Team The coating industry is always changing. The introduction of new products and
processes is a continual event, especially in the industrial environments. CFCC continually works to maintain current training, qualifications and equipment to stay competitive in this ever changing industry. One change that has occurred over the last decade is in the field of fireproofing materials/coatings. Recent work secured by Cianbro Constructors at the Brewer, Maine facility required the application of intumescent fireproofing. In March of 2011, CFCC held a two-day training and certification program for many of its team members, while inviting two team members from the Cianbro Constructors team. This training and certification was conducted by representatives of International Coatings/Chartek. Receiving this certification will allow CFCC to assist the Cianbro Constructors in self-performing this work within the Cianbro companies rather than having to sub the work out. This is also one more skill set that sets Cianbro apart from competitors, while adding opportunities in the future.
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Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge Project n
By Travis Watson
A mild Texas winter has turned into an exciting spring at the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge Project. The 75 member Cianbro/Brasfield & Gorrie JV team, led by Senior Project Manager Brian Watson, Brasfield & Gorrie Project Managers John Strid and Jerry Morgan, and Construction Manager Bob Seegmiller, is full speed ahead with significant work going on in three work areas. After finishing 40,000 feet of pile driving early this year, the JV team has moved onto forming and pouring two foundation piers for the new lift span. To date, Superintendent Dewey Allen’s team has poured 6,000 cubic yards of concrete in the middle of Galveston Bay in preparation for the erection of two 175 foot steel towers this summer. QC Engineer Jesse Rutherford is providing engineering support for the concrete work and overseeing the significant mobilization needed for the pours. Field
surveying and layout is being conducted by Field Engineer Tony Hill and Rodman Trevor Laraway. Superintendent Brian Hartness is overseeing the partial demolition of the existing bridge necessary for the new towers to be built. In order to facilitate this demolition, a complex track stabilization system has been installed to provide reinforcing support for trains that are crossing a much narrower bridge while construction is ongoing. Steel erection supervisors Dave Bousquet and Jeff Adams are currently building the nearly 400 foot long lift span at a separate erection yard just down the street from the JV team’s Harborside Drive office. Assistant Project Manager Bryan Myers is coordinating the delivery of structural steel and providing engineering support to the steel erection team. Paul Leighton is supervising the main project yard, receiving deliveries, and loading many barges of material for boat captains Dick Cameron and Mark
Dellosso. The yard crew is also erecting the two counterweight boxes for the new towers. Project Engineer Travis Watson and General Foreman Ron Taylor are busy preparing for the significant amount of electrical work coming up this summer and coordinating current temporary power needs. Safety Specialists Peter Smith and Kevin Vannier are orientating the many new team members, coordinating training, and overseeing the daily safety of the team. Project Engineer Harold Sherwood is overseeing project controls and establishing relationships with many local vendors, while Field Engineer Brandon Speegle tracks production. The multi-skilled JV team is working together in preparation for a 72 hour lift span float-in by the end of the year. A fast paced, productive, and extremely hot summer lies ahead for the team here in Galveston, Texas!
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Jobsite Mobilization: How We Get IT Done n By
The Cianbro bell rings and team members all over read the latest message flashing on their computer screens: “WE WON ANOTHER BID!” Now the rush begins for planning out the details of how to get the job up and running in as safe and timely a manner as possible. For Cianbro Corporation’s Information Technology (IT) department, this typically begins with a Jobsite Mobilization Form that IT sends out to the new job’s project superintendent. Essentially, the Jobsite Mobilization Form identifies jobsite location, job duration, number of staff, and typically illuminates IT equipment and infrastructure needs in as much detail as possible. Often, details are limited and the IT technicians that set up the jobsites must be highly flexible, openminded, and innovative. In some instances, the jobsite consists only of grid coordinates instead of an actual street address. Other situations involve a main office or field office
established in close proximity to the location of construction. Once the superintendent returns the mobilization form to IT, the information is broken down into a few different components. New equipment such as laptops and printers are priced out and bought by IT Purchaser Jeff Crowell. Senior Telecom Specialist Lew Gatcomb gathers quotes on local voice/data carriers, and coordinates service delivery for each respective job. Network Engineers Brian LeComte and Ryan Deppe begin configuring specific devices that are used to ensure that Cianbro’s data traffic stays secure; devices that are put in place at nearly all of the company’s jobsite offices or trailers. On location, regional technicians Justin Gemmell, Rob Kitchin, and Sean Kelley investigate the planned office buildings or trailers, and coordinate the requested equipment and infrastructure installations. This process can be as simple as getting a USB modem plugged into a team-member’s laptop to having a major carrier taking months
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to get a major voice/data line hooked up at a specific street address. The process of getting any Cianbro jobsite set up with an information infrastructure takes a great deal of knowledge, skill, and perseverance. In most cases, the IT team members involved have additional full-time commitments that they must navigate, while keeping jobsite mobilization moving forward smoothly. In addition, once each new site is set up, the infrastructure must be maintained in a manner that promotes steady workflow. Currently, the IT department is in the process of testing satellite technology in the interest of reducing setup time considerably for jobsites that are on a tight schedule. In addition, satellite technology will aid in establishing a solid voice and data backbone in remote areas that potentially have no alternative options. Ultimately, the team pulls together as a group to create a reliable, expedient network for new jobsites. It is the high level of dedication, knowledge, resourcefulness, and teamwork that ensures Cianbro team members have the information tools they need to be successful.
CIANBRO ANNIVERSARIES Pages 31 thru 33 Honors our Active Cianbro Team Members with One or More Years of Service Paul L. Day Thomas W. Cianchette James M. Rossi Craig G. Alexander n 26 Years n 66 Years Robert Jamison Trent C. Clukey Francisco Salazar Richard A. Bachelder Jr. Kenneth L. Cianchette n
Thomas I. Caldwell Paul E. Bertrand Henry M. Cone Gary F. Chisholm n
Paul A. Magoon Thomas R. Mucci Richard E. Padham John A. Dunnell Peter G. Vigue David A. Varney Edward D. LePage Vinal G. Bell Malcolm Cianchette Wayne A. Ray Gary L. Taylor
37 Years Lincoln C. Denison James I. Ellis Rodney A. Leach William D. Van Voorhis Brian M. Whitney Dale E. Wilson n
36 Years Roger S. Leach Jr. David W. Leavitt Allen L. Rollins Forester Sprague Jr. n
James M. Bonney Thomas N. Floyd Frank J. Susi Manley E. Bragdon Alan R. Burton Franklin D. Dunton Steven A. Perrault Everett O. Rogers Larry R. Scott Stuart Twitchell
33 Years Rita M. Bubar Louis F. Campbell John L. McAfee Mark W. Nordgren John L. Purinton n
Roy H. Bolton II Charles Cianchette Roderick L. MacKay Jr. Douglas L. Moore Douglas E. Ranks Michael B. Scott Nancy L. Sidelinger Thomas E. Stone n
Eric S. Brown Chris A. Cianchette Henry T. Cook
Donald Keresztenyi Bryan Libold Kaven Philbrook David D. Shorey Charles Tibbetts Benjamin L. Wagg David A. Webster Archie Wheaton n
Thomas J. Belanger Howard L. Briggs Coleman W. Butler Jeffery A. Carr Michael L. Crider Daniel L. Duperry Douglas W. Foster Thomas F. Gilbert William Hadlock Mark D. Hayden Michael D. Hayden William A. Holmes Ernest E. Kilbride Brent F. Kirby David P. Lewis Lawrence E. Moores Gary A. Parker Allan G. Pressey Shelby A. Sawyer David C. Sutcliffe Thomas J. Weaver Gregory E. Wing
29 Years Domenick Arena Wayne L. Blodgett Dana S. Bragdon Richard L. Brown Jr. Cindy R. Clark William H. Dusty Alan R. Goepner William W. Merrill Aubrey L. Moore Richard K. Moors William N. Moulton Chet J. Muckenhirn Rufus W. Simons Nathan S. Weston Jerome D. Wood n
Bonnie Brown Mona D. Evy Alan D. Fisher Michael F. Foster Brian D. Mace Ronald K. Oliver Daniel S. Perkins Michael A. Potter George B. Ward Brian W. Watson
27 Years Lee A. Aylward Roland N. Bell Lynn M. Cianchette Scott Clements Douglas A. Dow Robert M. Drzewiecki Gary R. Gagnon Roger D. Hutchins Troy G. Martin Lee R. McCoubrey Dan D. Orcutt Herschel Rackliff David G. Saucier Ernest Selberg Jr. Stanley E. Webster n
Kimble F. Chapman John S. Clifford Joseph P. Foley Jr. Owen H. Grimes James M. Haut Lloyd E. Moore Carl B. Morgan Jr. William A. Reid n
Penny-Lynn H. Abbott Paul R. Belanger Robert O. Bouchard Laura H. Henry Jerome J. Humphrey Jeffrey W. Libby John W. Luckern Scott B. Ludden Thomas J. Lufkin Bradley H. Marquis Robert C. Owens Michael L. Raven James R. Rusconi Douglas Sidelinger Timothy Vigue
24 Years Jacqueline E. Arsenault Dennis E. Beisaw Kenneth R. Brooker Jerrold P. Cross Neal T. Dawes Jeffry L. Dunham Barry J. Gordon Gary D. Gorman Michael L. Goucher Craig O. Holmquist Terence Lemieux Keith B. Magoon David E. Parsons Ronald G. Peterson James P. Pond Rae F. Randlett Michael A. Raven James H. Richards Gerald V. Rollins William F. Stetson III Leslie D. Vigneault Kevin M. Violette Eric L. Witham n
23 Years Anthony A. Ayotte Shawn H. Bickford Leonard F. Cooley Brenda L. Cote Kevin H. Curry Joseph C. Friant Jean E. Gantnier John J. Henry Ernest J. Long Thomas B. Meunier Ronald S. Nickerson Roderick A. Pease John A. Pelland Scott M. Remillard Mark A. Richardson Dale D. Smith Alfred J. Stevens Scott S. Young n
22 Years Theodore B. Baxter Bruce H. Beane Richard E. Beliveau Jurgen G. Bell Garry L. Billings Oâ€™Neil E. Boivin Kyle E. Chapman n
Mark D. Cochrane Robert B. Currier Glen S. Dickinson Jack H. Dodge Jr. Donald J. Dostie John P. Gamage Michael R. Hilton Timothy N. Jackson Howard A. Lynds Glenn G. Masse Dan P. McNally Douglas J. McPheters Darin W. Merrifield Brian E. Michaud Charles W. Nutter Carol J. Ouellette Leland V. Page Jr. David G. Parsons Barry J. Perkins William W. Ring Thomas G. Ruksznis Norman L. Scribner Mark A. Stone Ronald E. Taylor Glen A. Thornton James E. Towle Elbridge G. Watson Thomas Wozniak Mark J. Zagrobelny
21 Years Kris M. Ballard Richard T. Baumgartel Philip R. Dube Richard G. Fish Allan D. Harriman Brian T. Hartness Thomas A. Kennedy Paul J. Leighton David L. Magoon Jeffrey T. McPherson Vaughn A. Sinclair Tharryn D. Smith Aaron L. Wedgewood Daniel L. Wyman Douglas H. Wyman n
20 Years Paul K. Anaman Thomas L. Batchelder Faunce L. Cleaves Wayne M. Denny Sidney E. Dunham Kellie A. Duplisea James R. Foley Yves P. Gagnon Andrew P. Gamez Richard J. Godin Dann L. Hayden Lawrence W. McAlpine Darren L. Pelletier Thomas J. Popick Shawn H. Ramsay David A. Smith Michael S. Tripodi n
19 Years Leonard W. Brooks Earle A. Cianchette Larry F. Coston Daniel A. Dubois Thomas J. Hamel Eusebio Heredia Paul M. Holmquist Daniel R. McPheters Gary W. Reed James W. Reinhardt n
Kimberly G. Sieber Gary W. Smith Phillip A. Smith George W. Tapley Jr. Victor Ugalde Victoria L. Weaver
18 Years Duane J. Boissoneault Charles A. Brower Clint H. Chase David A. Chase Ronald F. Cote Lauren E. Dow Greg G. Ginnelly Robert M. Hall William J. Harter Terrance L. Hayes Todd A. Hoffa Dawn M. Lewis Mark J. Masse William J. McLeod Kevin C. Mitchell Scott B. Mitchell William J. Mixer Douglas F. Moore Joseph R. Oliver Tod M. Parisek Alan D. Pray Brian A. Rogers John R. Ryan Jonathan D. Sacks Robert Q. Seegmiller Randy A. Stedman Charles E. Tapley Dwayne A. Tootill Andi Vigue Max S. Wahl n 17 Years Michael A. Abbott Mark S. Blanchard Thomas E. Carranza Kevin B. Crowell Eric E. George Tim E. Gorham Edward W. Grignon Earl M. Jones Malcolm C. Leo Rick C. Leonard Roderick M. Nicholson Dennis A. Ryan Jr. Michael S. Stevens Cory P. Thompson Andrew L. Tower n
16 Years Tina Adams Tara K. Coffin Jon G. Collins James M. Curtis III Everett B. Doughty Sr. Dawn Erb Paul D. Franceschi Kevin L. Grass Adam S. Guiggey Chester H. Guilford III Carla E. Kelley Craig M. LePage Lawrence Litchfield Jr. James D. Musselwhite Herschel E. Sinclair Jr. Amy E. Webber Von L. Weese Michael S. Zemla n
15 Years Chris G. Alexander n
Robert E. Beisaw Michael W. Bennett Michael D. Bishop Norman C. Blakely Jason A. Butler Kerry W. Chapman Jason A. Curry Lincoln C. Denison Jr. Thomas G. Dewey Chester B. Dolloff Jason P. Evasius Christopher M. Folsom Todd J. Folsom Langis D. Gagnon Timothy A. Garnett Jeremiah D. Gorman Robert A. Gould Dennis A. Greene Mitchell E. Hayden Earl H. Hughes Terry L. Hughes Joseph B. Hyde Edward E. Jones Joseph A. Kennedy Scott A. Knowlen Kevin Kokotovich Andrew J. Leach Michael R. Lilley Michael L. Lovejoy Kirk R. Maenhout Thomas E. Mahar Wayne D. McNally Timothy G. Murphy Mark M. Nelson Joseph G. Orlando James J. Peakes Sandra E. Perreault Joseph H. Plourde Patrick L. Slawek Timothy F. Stauder Christopher L. Stevens Raymond M. Therrien Scott M. Tierney Gail B. Tourtelotte Kim A. Tozier Chris Tozier Troy T. Twitchell Juan A. Ugalde Daniel J. Williams Debra L. Wilson Gary E. Wise Kenneth P. Woodcock Dana R. Woods n 14 Years Michael A. Berry Andrew E. Bowden Patti-Lynn Brann Richard B. Cameron Jason N. Chicoine Kristen A. Chipman John G. Clark Thomas R. Closson Ralph S. Clukey Robert B. Costine Jamie R. Douvielle Kenneth R. Eaton Jr. Wayne S. Enman John E. Farnham Roy D. Fitzmaurice Timothy E. Flewelling Alvin J. Fluellen Paul J. Gaboury Charles G. Hall Charles A. Handley Jr. Brent A. Haskell Andrew C. Kelley
Robert L. Lane Jr. James A. Maher Jr. James L. Pelletier Donald L. Prevost Darren B. Pulkkinen Charles R. Riley Jr. Keith I. Ryder Carlton W. Sanborn Jr. Garry A. Sawtelle Christopher M. Scott Larry R. Snowman Jr. Brent A. Spencer Walter Stefanyk Wesley A. Sweatt Norman W. Taylor Jarrod K. True Jennifer L. Turcotte William T. Van Hoesen Bradley A. Vanadestine Ronald Wedgewood n
Allen P. Beaulieu David A. Bousquet Darcey T. Bubier Jose A. Castro Craig L. Chambers Christopher J. Chasse John P. Coon Jr. Keith Costigan Patricia L. Dickinson Richard P. Dilsner Christopher K. Downs Chaderick A. French Maurice A. Gould Debora L. Grignon Jeffrey L. Hetzer Douglas J. Lacroix Laurette Laverdiere Eric R. Lewin Manley B. Lyons Thomas Mawhinney Thomas L. McVaney Randy M. Morin Matthew J. Mortensen Raul Navar Thomas W. Noble Scott S. Penney Dana L. Pollis Jr. David A. Powers Richard A. Preble Juan F. Salazar Kelly G. Shank Jeremy S. Sherman David A. Walker Aaron W. Walsh n
Scott L. Alexander Christopher R. Bagley Aaron F. Barbalate Esteban Bernal Shawn M. Bickford Benjamin R. Blodgett Richard S. Brescia Michael J. Brooks Torrey B. Brown Charles E. Butts Delmont L. Chase Jr. Bobbi J. Collins Allyson B. Coombs Robert P. Courtney James P. Dunnigan Keith R. Edwards Kelvin R. Friend Buaris J. Gervais Jeffrey A. Gillespie Joseph A. Glidden Jr. Jon M. Gliniewicz Anthony A. Graham Gary Guindon Joshua A. Kerr Christopher S. McKenna Novak Nedic
Seth S. Norton Bernard J. Petrauskas Gerardo A. Ramos Brian K. Sheeder Justin A. Shelton Rebekah L. Thibodaux Michele E. Toothaker Jerilyn R. Underhill Jason T. White Paul L. Williams n
Chad H. Alley Tesfahunegn Berhane William E. Birney David A. Bolduc Robert L. Bussell Brian K. Buswell Amy J. Chute Allen D. Clark Thomas E. Clarke Dylan R. Clay Rodney W. Crocker Edgar E. Dacheux Adele D. Diodato Jacob R. Dionne Shawn A. Doran Neil G. Dupont Donald J. Eagan Michael T. Edwards Howard L. Fernald Luke E. Finley William E. Follett Jr. Barbara Fortin-Poirier Peter A. Foster Richard C. Foster David G. Gardner Donald A. Goodwin Ryan J. Graves Darren E. Gray Leslie C. Hayden Joan T. Hichborn Jason A. Hilton Aurelius S. Hinds III Mark E. Hutchins Scott A. Jackson Donna A. Jacques Brian L. Kendrick Shawn A. Lambert Eric M. Lane Jeremy W. Lane Robert S. Lehay Jose A. Luna Torres James E. Lyons Jeremy B. Mace Ryan L. Marcotte Gary L. Mason Rodney A. McAvoy Garrett R. McVaney Garth Miller Russell J. O’Neal Christopher R. Pond William J. Potter Brigitte M. Reid Shawn A. Reid George Rendon Thomas S. Richter Wade J. Rideout II Terry N. Ritz-Perkins Chester L. Robbins Jr. Jason G. Rourke Paul R. Saucier Joy L. Schobel Mary L. Schreiber Donald R. Smith Gary W. Smith Patrick N. Steeves Gail M. Stone Kerry A. Swallow Kevin P. Walker Loren F. Walker Arthur L. White Jeremy S. Whitney
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10 Years Ernest A. Adams Hunter J. Anderson Calvin A. Andrews Ronald D. Ayres Ralph E. Bailey Jason L. Batchelder Maurice B. Batchelder James P. Benson Ryan J. Bordeau Merton H. Bowring Christopher L. Brann Scott K. Bumps Ulicer Castro Linwood T. Charette Joshua A. Clark Roland S. Clark Patrick M. Cronin Lisa Marie Cunningham John A. Daley David C. Dalton Donald F. Davis Shawn R. Dennison Justin D. Desrosiers Terry J. Dingman Sharon G. Ebbs Lavina J. Freeman Randy S. French Kimberly R. Gemmell Jason J. Harris Oscar A. Hernandez Frank Holliday Jr. Lance C. Keen Cecil L. Kershner III Vincent R. Lago Stacie A. Leavitt Korey H. Leo Roger L. Lockhart Jr. David P. Maheu Milton E. Martin Robert M. Mayhew Mark P. McLean Ryan D. Melius Sue Noiles David L. Perrault Kevin R. Pond Gloria J. Richards Peter K. Robshaw Michael S. Roderick Chad E. Rogers Makiel Rosado Nicholas L. Rossi Jose B. Salazar Gary E. Simmons Jr. Glenn J. Sirois Albert W. Spaulding Stanley W. Tyszko Byron A. Weymouth III Michael J. White Mark D. Whitley Michael J. Wilczynski Eileen M. Wright Robert A. Young n
9 Years Darryl S. Bowers Michael A. Cavaliere Kye N. Chon Steven A. Clark Kate M. Cooley Bruce A. Cummings Dana J. Cyr Destiny S. Demo Dana R. Demos Alfred D. Desrosiers Douglas W. Easter Brian R. Edwards Gary L. French Seth M. Goucher Genaro G. Guardado Robert F. Higgins Jr. Clark J. Holden n
Benedict S. Jasud Christopher Kammann Thomas G. Kingsbury Robert E. Kramer Jr. Timothy J. Leclerc Concepcion Majano Mark A. Malatesta Louis S. Martin Stephen R. Montgomery David P. Moreau Susan L. Morrison Devon E. Nadeau Clyde M. Newby III Terry A. Newton Carmine J. Nile Ronny M. O’Brien Garrett J. Plourde James W. Potter Matthew T. Raven Mark I. Seavey Paul S. Smith Thomas R. Smith Samuel F. Spinney Jr. David A. Stenzel Scott D. Thies Mariana S. Tubolino Joshua M. Turner Jerry J. Upton Adam S. Violette Charles R. Witt
8 Years Wilson F. Almand Danielle R. Anthony James R. Baillargeon Steven A. Baker Tommy F. Barnes Jesus Bernal Arthur G. Bolduc Lamar J. Boyer Jeremy J. Bragg Jeffrey N. Carver Paul E. Carver Bruce D. Chesley James B. Chick II Michael S. Cianchette Lyle A. Clark Gary L. Crane Daniel J. Dickey Carl D. Franck Michael J. Franck Robert J. Franck Lewis A. Gatcomb Charles J. Gervais Todd W. Gilley Kellie A. Guarino Michael D. Hachez Gary L. Hanmer Jeffrey S. Harrington Gary R. Hayes Matthew M. Hebert Mathew J. Henry Alan R. Hilton Michael W. Holmes Leonard M. Jackson Jeffrey M. Jones Wayne A. Kimball Jeremy E. Kyllonen Brian E. Labbe Thomas M. Leonard Jean-Paul J. Lettre Richard K. Lyons Terry L. Malloy Michael J. Manoski Gail E. Mayo Ronald F. McComb Jr. Peter McCormick Larry D. Mercier Charles H. Moulton Malvin W. Neal Billie J. Nelson-Clark Jeremie R. Nutter Paul A. Osborne n
Derek S. Perkins Aaron L. Preble Christopher P. Queen Rae F. Randlett III William L. Ray Jeffrey D. Robinson Leigh A. Ross Laura D. Schmelter Dean N. Schofield Jared M. Shelton Harold E. Sherwood Jr. Peter G. Smith Patrick M. Sughrue Ted J. Swenson Lesli C. Swieczkowski Wayne A. Tencati Raymond O. Ward Daniel H. Wiedmer Remond L. Willette
7 Years Isaac Benitez Matthew A. Bradeen Donald M. Busch Jose F. Carreira Patrick L. Child Jeffery K. Crowell James P. Cushing Kevin M. Donovan Timothy M. Fiske Robert M. Gallant Jeffrey D. Gilbert Roy A. Harris Ryan M. Holt Thomas P. Kinsella Timothy E. Kundert Russell R. Lane Gary G. Laskowitz Brian M. LeComte Randy T. Matthew Albert J. Michaud Richard M. Noblet Amy L. Page Andrea L. Pelletier Lisa L. Perry Debra B. Scott Julia C. Smith Richard A. Toothaker David L. Walter Gregory E. Wiers Jamie G. Willett Harry A. Woods Jr. n
6 Years Charles S. Allen Ralph E. Allen Albert J. Arsenault Robert A. Bagley Jose Antonio Bernal Michael D. Brady Bruce J. Brown Jordan M. Bushey Marc J. Caldwell Wayne G. Canwell Jerry J. Chambers Joanne Choate Mark S. Cloutier John R. Colburn Devin S. Cooley Melissa A. Corbett William A. Cote Aric Dreher Corey J. Drost Sarah C. Enos Terry L. Fisher Eric C. Fudge Joshua T. Gale William K. Gassert Justin L. Goodale Brian M. Gormley Stuart L. Grant Jose N. Guzman Otero Mark A. Hansen Jacques P. Hobbs n
Patrick D. Holland Young C. Hong Christopher E. Jarvais Stephen G. King Robert D. Kitchin Justin L. Ladd Nathan D. Landon Timothy A. Leonard James E. LePage Abraham E. Lovejoy James P. Marcella Jesse T. McVaney Magen L. Merrill James A. Moody Jr. Justin D. Murray Sarah S. Nelson Christian W. Nielsen Kevin O’Neill Chad A. Page Patrick A. Pelletier Arthur F. Perault Daniel S. Perkins Joseph L. Poulin Brian M. Regan John C. Santoro Susan A. Scheyd Enos J. Schissler Ryan P. Schott Timothy C. Shelton Wendy S. St Amand Trinidad B. Suarez Guy N. Susi Nathan A. Sweatt Plummer L. Talley Zebediah E. Underwood Cory W. Verrill Richard C. Walkling Jr. Timothy C. Walton Seth L. Webber Richard E. Westberry Jr. Tim Whitmore
5 Years James R. Adams Clifford S. Albert Mark F. Ashline Matthew A. Bergonzi Richard J. Bryant Erica D. Caldwell Stephen W. Clendenning James C. Crandall Adam J. Cristoforo Robert R. Deppe Jonathan E. DiCentes Kurt A. Dickinson Nicholas D. Drake Steven T. Dube John W. Eckenroth Edward J. Everich Thomas M. Figura Gary Gonzales Marshall G. Goodchild Barbara E. Gudroe Elias J. Hershbine Dave W. Holst Hsiao Chin Hwang Dennis A. Jarvis Kazimierz Jedrzkiewicz Kyle R. King John E. Krieski Paul R. Labrecque Rex Lagle Steven G. Lavallee Richard L. Marvel Steve N. McCallister Lance C. McNally Vickie L. Nadeau Wojciech Olak German C. Palestino Steven Peters Russell W. Pritt Michael C. Rand William A. Richardson n
Eric D. Saucier George A. Schoeller Ruben J. Schofield Eric Daniel Seaman Peter H. Smedberg Dale E. Smith Darren R. Smith John B. Stewart Craig A. Stockwell David F. Stoddard Joseph M. Thomas Jr. Anthony J. Tibbetts John A. Vadala Peter A. Vaillancourt Christopher M. Vane Michael G. Varney Jose U. Vasquez Patrick L. Violette Alvin A. Weaver Darren S. Weymouth Jamie D. White Joseph M. Ziolko
4 Years Carey A. Abbott Matthew A. Anderson Chris M. Bailey Ramon A. Benavides Ronald W. Beneville Matthew G. Brawn Lisa A. Brown Shawn R. Bryant Nathan R. Butler Timothy M. Carrig Jorge L. Castro Chih T. Chen Peter E. Cianchette Gary D. Cobb Raymond A. Collins Stephanie A. Cote Cecil Cowan Carl J. Cross Jr. Debra Cyr Rebecca K. Daly Scott R. Davis Keith S. Dawley Joshua B. Emmons Robbie W. Ferguson Christopher M. Furrow Zaccheriah J. Gidney Adam J. Gilman Wilbert Gonzalez Jacob M. Gorman Derrick J. Graves Michele J. Guyette Benjamin A. Hall Nicole R. Hardy Shalakow E. Hebig Timothy C. Higgins Peter A. Hill Randy C. Hutchinson Jr. Ryan C. Hutchinson Brian J. Jonah Kevin Jones Daniel M. Kelsey Ronald Kief Anne M. Kutscher Carlos E. Kwakutse Dustin L. Kyser Ryan W. Laney Brian M. Larsen Jesus Limon Richard J. Loisel William J. Lovely Michael P. MacVane Cassandra J. Magoon Stephen C. Malatesta Troy T. Maloon Knowell A. Matthews Allison M. McDonough n
Andrew C. McFarland Philip D. McKenney Miranda L. McKusick Shane D. McPherson Nicholas A. Meader Bruce B. Metrick John S. Moody Christopher Morrill Terry L. Munn Christine M. Nadeau Gary R. Nash Wilfredo Nieves William R. Noddin Katie A. Noiles Stuart A. Northup Brent T. Nunn James F. O’Connor Hong Ki Park Joshua A. Parker Andrew S. Peer Philip D. Pelkey Daniel T. Pellerin Ashley R. Perry Fredis A. Pineda Bret R. Pokorny Steve M. Pound John F. Quinn Jr. William R. Rackliff Daniel J. Records Shane D. Reisinger Kevin J. Rezendes Adam J. Rock Cameron D. Ross Dennis A. Ryan Sr. Joshua B. Sault George Anthony Schoeller Jr. Aldo R. Servello Jason T. Shinaberry David E. Sparaco Gary A. Steward Don J. Sullivan Robert C. Sweetser Turney E. Taylor Jason R. Thereau Kristen E. Theriault Nathan J. Tibbetts Carly Z. VanCamp Sean R. Varney Benjamin L. Ward William A. Ward Susan H. Weeks Suzan West Richard A. White Tricia L. White Shawn T. Withee Adam M. Yeo
3 Years Brett K. Adams Jerry C. Adams Matthew S. Adams Fredi D. Alvarenga Marbin A. Alvarenga Michael L. Anderson Michael J. Astle Samuel A. Baker Sean A. Banks Megan M. Barnes Alfred T. Baron Holly J. Belanger Donald J. Beliveau Larry A. Billings Jr. Michael N. Bissonnette William E.. Bonneau Pierre A. Boucher Robert N. Bouley Daniel R. Brown n
Joseph S. Buckley Otey A. Burdette William D. Burdette Christopher J. Burrill Miguel A. Cabrera Mario A. Cardona Rigoberto B. Castro Seth T. Cates Christopher A. Chatto Keith A. Chubbuck John E. Ciolfi Daniel T. Coffey Timothy J. Cooley Kate E. Cordone Christopher G. Correia Darren T. Cote Joseph D. Cote Rodger D. Cote Deborah A. Croteau Laura L. Curtis Levi N. Daku Steven M. Damon Vanessa L. Davis Russell S. Dean Anthony R. DeRice Thomas P. Dodge Joseph C. Ducharme Mark A. Dunphy Donald D. Duvall Shane C. Ennis Dimitri Escrich Jose L. Felix Max C. Fish Wyatt E. Fitzgerald Nicholas D. Fox Scott R. French Justin D. Gemmell Christopher A. Gerold Aaron P. Gibbs Michelle L. Godsoe Nathan L. Goff Omar C. Gonzalez Kleber J. Gould Dee Ann L. Grazioso Ashley A. Grindle Alan B. Grover Nelson Guzman Jason L. Hancock William E. Handy Jaime V. Hanson James R. Hanson Cody A. Harrison Curtis M. Hatt Jeremy P. Hendrickson Aida L. Hernandez Selvin Hernandez Lopez Conrad A. Hichborn Randolph B. Higgins Zachary W. Hines Mark M. Hovey James M. Howe Justin K. Huber Lori J. Hughes Brad W. Inforati Nathan L. Jamison Jessica A. Kandel Christopher T. Karlen Michael R. Keim Trevor A. Kelley Elizabeth L. Kennedy Clinton P. Kibbin Eui C. Kim Joseph D. Klekotta Christopher M. Koppes Amy L. Lane Lorie A. Lane Thomas R. Langille Robert S. Larby
Joshua A. Lavine Patricia A. Lawrence Pierre Leclerc Joong Joshua Lee Jeffrey C. Lerch Matthew R. Long Jordan R. Lyford Joshua T. Madden Todd E. Maloon Thomas H. Matson Adam J. Mazerolle Zachary T. McFarland Shawna L. McKenney Robert R. Meckley Alejandro Mejia-Gamez Jamie E. Melia John P. Merrill Dale P. Michaud Steven D. Michaud Joshua J. Moore Cathy M. Mudge Brenda E. Nichols Aaron P. O’Donnell Colleen K. O’Hare Jason A. Oko Nelson E. Padinha Christopher J. Palmacci Jae Park Ralph C. Pearl Kyle D. Pellerin Juan R. Perez Zachary E. Perrin Shelley A. Phillips-Mills Christopher M. Pineau Aaron M. Poole Jacob L. Poole Will A. Portillo Jose F. Portillo Munoz Matthew D. Pratt Matthew Q. Proctor Brian P. Rancourt Ryan W. Robbins Anthony C. Robles Carlos A. Rodriguez James K. Roy Kevin P. Salaoutis Victor Santos Timothy C. Sawyer William A. Sawyer Keith S. Seekins Glenn A. Severance Jonathan D. Sharp Brayden L. Sheive Irving E. Sherman Robert J. Slama Andrew Moss Solomon Hector Sosa Jeffrey A. Stackpole Christian E. Stefens Timothy N. Storer Matthew S. Sullivan Erin S. Susi Josh M. Tanner Ernesto A. Tejada John W. Templin Wade M. Teryek Oliver C. Thayer James L. Theriault Daniel W. Thibeault Andreus D. Thomas David W. Thomas Sr. Stephen M. Thomas Matthew C. Tinker Michael S. Tripodi II Anthony V. Turner Kenneth R. Underhill Christopher M. Vainio Joseph P. Vanidestine
Anita M. Verrill Filomena Vieira Jonathan E. Ward Seth M. Washburn Timothy D. Washburn Bradley J. Weiland Benjamin Weingarden Michael A. Welles Scott E. Wright Taylor D. Wright
2 Years Suzelle G. Allain Garry L. Allan Ulises Alvarenga Emily A. Bickford Corey M. Blagdon Thomas A. Boisvert Scott A. Boucher Michelle A. Boutilier Kevin K. Brogden Debra L. Brown Ronald R. Brox Gregory A. Cannady Jeffery P. Chandler Michael E. Child Eric T. Clark Christopher Cochrane Louis M. Conley Jason A. Coombs Jillian J. Cote Christopher C. Courville Kevin R. Davis Stephen A. Day Philip DeRoo Russell O. Dunn Richard D. Dunton Adam J. Eastman Arrin J. Farrar Orene L. Ferris Derek G. Fitzgerald Tony D. Foster Brenna N. Frania Matthew D. Gale Zachary Gardiner Michael L. Garnes II Timothy N. Gleason Ramon A. Gomez Robert L. Greene Jr. Bradley N. Grillo Andrew W. Hallett Derek M. Hilton Kyle P. Jensen Dennis L. Johnson Sean G. Kelley Jason E. Kirouac Justin V. Kitchin Jacob A. Klaiss Jack A. Klimp Matthew B. Knarr David C. Leith Jr. Jennifer E. Lord Brooke K. Lynch Janelle H. MacDermott Scott R. MacDonald Leonard A. Maggiani Nicholas J. Martin Adam K. Matheny Shawn J. McAlpine Edward J. McCormick Amanda M. McDermott Michael C. McGeady Trevor C. Micoletti Bryan K. Moore Shane E. Morrison Shane Richard Myers Nicholis R. Nelson Brian P. Pelletier n
Derek M. Pelotte Richard A. Pepin Scott C. Rand Jay M. Reynolds Douglas J. Robinson Thomas G. Robinson Douglas E. Sandin Jeff J. Sargis John D. Savage Billy A. Sawtelle Kurt M. Silvia Gabriel M. Sloane Matthew J. Smith Vandana Sood Owen M. Souer Flavio Spadotto Timothy M. Sparks Neeley J. Stanton Robert A. Tourtelotte Jason E. Vetter Bruce E. White Sr. Brian C. Williams Douglas Williams n
Brian K. Boatright Chad E. Burgess Peter J. Cella Joseph R. Clough Benjamin B. Connors Glen K. Conrad Jon C. Crawford Jr. Mark D. Dellosso Evelynn M. Devin Bernard F. DiAngelo Henry T. Dunn David E. Gagnon Pablo Galvan Jeffery S. Giggey Michael D. Gomes Miguel O. Gonzalez Henry Hardy Nicholas L. Hesseitine Brian Hetherman Karen J. Hyland Justin A. Jones Matthew W. Kling Steven V. Konka Elliot J. Labrador Mary C. Laisure Jamie M. LeClair Joseph M. Lucas Sean M. Lyons Denis E. Martin Dennis C. Morris Scott L. Morris Patrick A. Morse Dat T. Nguyen Fredrick J. Pina Jr. Joanna Pyun Malcolm C. Sanders David Schill David M. Sheehan Kevin Sicard Patrick J. Smith Ryan M. Smith Brian A. Stebbins Kevin D. Stepanick Aaron M. Stevens Douglass D. Timms Jeffrey M. Towle Michael R. Tripp Philip J. Vigue Elaina M. Wakely Travis E. Watson Michael S. Welsh Jonathan J. Wheaton
Cianbro’s Instructors n
By Michelle Godsoe
Instructor is a title given to professionals in their field who want to share their knowledge. Each trainer at the Cianbro Institute was selected because of their craftsmanship, attitude, passion, willingness to mentor others, and a love for what they do. Jon Sacks was brought in from the field due to his educational background, and asked to put together formalized training in the company. Jon started the Electrical program and oversaw the delivery of training in the field. He feels Cianbro needs to be involved with the writing of the curriculum that the company uses: the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Jon sits on several committees to be sure that Cianbro’s interests are represented in the most current curriculum. He holds several certifications including, NCCER Master Trainer, OSHA Instructor, and he maintains his electrical licenses. Jon also heads up the Institute’s Transmission and Distribution training. With the recent start up of the MPRP project, there’s been a great need to develop transmission operators and builders. He is also working at developing a Lineworker Journeyman Curriculum to be approved by the State of Maine Apprenticeship Department. Ed LePage is the Institute’s Mechanical Craft coordinator. He oversees the Welding, Millwright, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, and Instrumentation curriculum. Formerly, Ed worked as a project superintendent for Cianbro. While in the field, he was seen as a man who got things done. Ed began instructing in the field before he was brought in to the training role, full-time. After becoming a trainer, Ed found the need to carry an active role in the NCCER curriculum. Ed sits on the Boilermaker, Millwright, Pipefitter, and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Curriculum writing committees for the NCCER. Last year he was recognized nationally as the Craft Instructor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors organization. Students of Ed’s wrote a letter for the recommendation saying, “Ed will do anything to help you succeed, even if that meant driving an hour to your job and walking you through something you were uncertain of.” Cianbro Institute’s Electrical Craft Coordinator is Scott Mitchell. He began with Cianbro in 1989 as a journeyman electrician, quickly moving up into a foreman role. Soon after the electrical program began, Scott was asked to be a part-time instructor. As the training program grew, Scott became the coordinator of the program. He also implements other mandated electrical training such as arc flash, high voltage, and motor controls training. He monitors the apprentices in the company, and the current licenses held by Cianbro’s electricians. Scott is a certified OSHA Instructor, an American Heart CPR/First Aid Instructor, and has current electrical licenses in three states. He strives to improve the strength of Cianbro’s electrical group by maintaining the Master Trainer certification with the NCCER and by sitting on their Electrical Curriculum committee. Tony Ayotte is the Pipefitter Craft Coordinator for the Cianbro Institute and is a graduate of Cianbro’s pipefitter training program. He started with Cianbro in 1988 as a welder, and through the training program moved up the ranks in the piping craft as a mechanical foreman. Tony was then recruited to teach classes part time for the pipefitter program until there was a need for a full time instructor. With the start of the Motiva project came the need to train and mentor scores of pipefitters. Through 11 back-to-back block training sessions, Tony produced enough pipefitters for the massive modular project. He then began to travel to Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic to increase the piping groups in those regions as well. Tony holds certifications such as NCCER Master Trainer, NCCER Certified Plus Pipefitter, and is an OSHA Instructor. The Rigging/Ironworking Coordinator for the Cianbro Institute is Garth Miller. Garth began instructing ironworking classes while
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working in the field as an ironworker foreman. Garth worked in all three regions of the company, and joined the Cianbro Institute team two years ago to build upon our current rigging program while continuing with our NCCER ironworking program. Garth sits on several curriculum committees; the NCCCO rigging task force and the ACRP rigging committee are just two. Due to the recent change in OSHA’s policy regarding signalpersons, Garth is working with a team to keep Cianbro in compliance. He has traveled to each region implementing a signalperson Crane Tech program, or NCCCO signalperson/Rigger certification testing. Lee Aylward is the Training Coordinator for the Cianbro Institute in Mid-Atlantic. Lee has worked for Cianbro for over 25 years, and his experience branches into many of our market sectors. This made him the perfect candidate to oversee the training needs of the Mid-Atlantic region. Lee currently conducts rigging, signalperson, orientation, equipment, CPR/First Aid, welding, and civil training. He also co-teaches the pipefitter curriculum. Lee holds several certifications, including OSHA Instructor, Crane Tech Signalperson Instructor, NCCCO Signalperson Practical Examiner, and CPR/ First Aid Instructor. The main training instructor for the Cianbro Institute in Southern New England is Charlie Riley. Charlie began with Cianbro in 1997 as a pipewelder/pipefitter, and progressed through the ranks to a Mechanical Foreman. His vast knowledge and willingness to find the answer made Charlie a good fit to take on the varied training needed by the region. Charlie is known as the man who has a tool for everything, and so his first training task was to deliver small tool training. Charlie is now responsible for teaching orientation, signalperson, equipment training, and he assists with pipefitter training. He also oversees and helps provide instruction in the weld shop when needed. Charlie holds certifications as an OSHA Instructor, Crane Tech Signalperson Instructor and CPR/ First Aid Instructor. Kellie Guarino is the Leadership Instructor for the Cianbro Institute. She joined Cianbro in 2002. Kellie is the organizational manager for the Institute, where she works closely with business units to develop their groups and plan for the future. She helps identify the right people for the Leadership class and assists them in their course project, whether by lending her experience, making connections, or keeping team members motivated. Jim Theriault is the Manager of Supervisory Development. He began with Cianbro in 2008, and was responsible for delivering supervisory training to managers and front line supervisors. With several years of HR and Management experience, Jim offered real-life scenarios to discuss and dissect in class. In 2010, Jim was asked to add a new section showing supervisors the techniques for coaching their crews and direct reports, as well as a section that included yearly mandated training. Jim also lends assistance to the Transmission and Distribution group. His background in utility operations led to the creation of a first generation modular-based training program for Transmission Construction.
Bates Bridge Project: Ten Years in the Making, Three More to Finish n
By Tom Leonard and Marc Caldwell
Eighteen miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean on the Merrimack River, Cianbro Corporation crews are building a brand new single lead bascule bridge between the towns of Groveland and Haverhill, Massachusetts. The new $45 million bridge will replace the structurally deficient, century-old Bates Bridge, also known as the Groveland Bridge, which carries Routes 97 and 113 over the river. The original swing bridge was completed in 1879. Just 10 years later, a section collapsed and a second improved bridge was completed in 1899. The bridge was damaged by a fire in 1913. In 1936, flooding damaged the bridge, resulting in a oneway traffic pattern. Repairs made in 1950 replaced the iron structure with a single leaf bascule steel truss design that we see today. Now, 60 years after the last significant improvements, Cianbro has started construction that will replace the original structure. Cianbro will demolish the old bridge after the new span is completed in late 2012. The Bates Bridge project is proving to be both interesting and challenging for the Cianbro team, and nature has played a big part. The new bridge has been more than
ten years in the works up to this point, and will take close to four years to build, thanks to a prehistoric looking fish known as the short-nosed sturgeon. The species swims from the Atlantic Ocean into northeastern rivers, like the Merrimack, to spawn. This federally endangered species has an important effect on Cianbro’s construction schedule; because of the sturgeon, the in-water work opportunities are limited to the period between November 15th and February 28th. Cianbro crews were also faced with one of the most ferocious winters New England has seen in years. For close to two months, crews had the added task of clearing snow and ice off of barges and walkways on a daily basis in order to maintain a safe and functional work environment. Ice-breaking on the river channel itself was needed daily to keep activities going. The snow and ice from the winter’s many storms quickly turned into an unusually strong and high current, which presented a significant challenge to the team’s dredging activities. Despite the challenges brought by winter, Cianbro crews stayed positive and productive. They were able to drive 176 pairs of sheets successfully to enclose four cofferdams within the first in-water work
period -- a milestone which was critical to remaining on schedule. With warm weather approaching, the team finished the dredging of 6,200 cubic yards of material out of the four cofferdams. This was in preparation for installing (24) four foot diameter drilled shafts for the bascule pier foundation and driving (140) 12 inch pipe piles for the remaining three piers. The team currently onsite consists of Project Manager Kevin Stepanick, Project Engineer Marc Caldwell, Field Engineer Kevin Salaoutis, Chief Surveyor David Sheehan, Finance Specialist and Assistant Surveyor Tom Leonard, Project Superintendent Mark Nordgren, Superintendent Gary Chisholm, General Foreman Jason Rourke, Owen Grimes, Andy Tower, Safety Specialist Joe Plourde, and crew members MJ Guyette, Jose Salazar, Danny Perkins, Dana Woods, Torrey Brown, Gary Guindon, Kevin Pond, Jason Coombs, Tommy Mucci, Mark Whitley, Sean Lyons, and intern Spencer Seiferth.
Others who worked on the project include Foreman Danny Williams, Robert Drzew-
iecki, Lou Campbell, John Dunnell, Josh Justin, Jason Menard, Kevin Sicard, Robbie Ferguson, and Kenny Cloyd.
4 38,488 Project Safe Hours
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