The Dutra Group 2020 Year In Review

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The Cape Fear Factor Dutra dredges one of the largest military ports in the world

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A Glimpse Ahead: A Look into Projects on the Horizon for 2021

The Long Road to Storm Rehabilitation

The San Rafael Rock Quarry: Rooted in Community Support


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FAMILY OWNED FOR FOUR GENERATIONS

CAPACITY. CAPABILITY. CHARACTER. OUR MISSION Dutra's mission is to strengthen our nation's maritime infrastructure and improve our waterways through sustainable dredging, marine construction, and aggregate manufacturing. The "Three Cs" of Dutra — Capacity, Capability, and Character —reflect our commitment to the many public and private customers we work hard for, to the safety and growth of our team, and to our core values that have guided us since 1904.

OUR CORE VALUES SAFETY Safety is our top priority. No operation proceeds until safety has been fully addressed. The safety and health of all our employees is not only critical to our success, but it also reflects the collective commitment of every employee each and every day. INTEGRITY We define integrity as acting with honesty, transparency, and trustworthiness in all aspects of our internal and external relationships. It embodies how we treat each other as employees, how we treat our customers, and how we represent ourselves to the subcontractors that work by our side.

COMMUNITY Dutra is committed to contributing to the communities we serve in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Dutra will always operate in the safest manner possible for the surrounding community. We believe a sense of community starts from within and is evident in the strong bond we have among our employees. RELATIONSHIPS Our relationships mean the world to us. It is critical that we treat our partners with integrity and honesty, holding ourselves accountable for our actions, decisions, and policies. Every day we strive to develop and foster a positive relationship with our employees, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.

QUALITY Dutra has many experienced and talented people who strive every day to be responsive and deliver the highest quality product possible. We take great pride in our consistency and effectiveness because we know that good business is about delivering high value to our customers.

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020 has been a formidable year for all of us. We entered into the year with great spirit and a great backlog. Early on, we were challenged by the emergence of COVID-19, without knowing the magnitude of this pandemic or the role that we would play. As the virus marched across the world, we soon felt its impacts. As a company that provides a public service by maintaining the nation’s infrastructure, we were quickly identified as an essential workforce. Suddenly our work was not just in the field or in the office – it moved into our homes and into our personal lives. I am honored by the way the families in our organization have supported our new role as an essential business. This support gave us strength in many ways: strength to prevail, strength to maintain a successful and profitable year, and strength to provide the highest degree of safety for our employees and their families. As we move into 2021, it is obvious that COVID-19 will continue to be with us for some time. Even with a vaccine underway, we need to double-down on our commitment to control the virus. As we continue to learn from our collective experience, I have no doubt that we will overcome these difficulties and emerge stronger than we could have ever imagined.

One challenge will be to ensure that our state and local clients have adequate funds to serve their infrastructure needs. Our focus next year will be to continue to concentrate at the local, state, and federal level on the maintenance of our waterways, the repair of our existing marine structures, and the provision of aggregates to keep our roads safe. We are also beginning to recapitalize some of our aging fleets with new and more productive equipment. We are placing more responsibility with our middle management and asking our next generation to expand their knowledge and responsibilities as we grow into this next decade. I am very proud of the way that our employees have worked in such a safe and responsible manner this year. At this time, let us reflect on what we’ve learned from this world crisis and how we’ve addressed it. Let’s give thanks to our families and friends who have made adjustments for us this year. Let’s congratulate each other for the good work that we have performed safely for our nation. God bless you for everything you’ve done in 2020, and let’s make 2021 a banner year. Best,

We have great opportunities in 2021. All our divisions are starting to build a good backlog. Bill T. Dutra, President/Chief Executive Officer

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s we are all anxious and eager to put the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, we should pause and take note of our great accomplishments. 2020 has truly been a memorable and outstanding year for The Dutra Group. We have been designated as “critical” and “essential” by all forms of government. With this distinguished assignment comes an obligation to endure the hardships of COVID-19 while at the same time, safely execute extremely challenging infrastructure projects. We have all been required to endure the ever-changing rules and regulations enforced by the various government agencies that we serve. We have endured face-shielding, social distancing, proper hygiene, testing, quarantining, and disinfecting. We have witnessed fellow workers endure the virus, we worry about contracting it ourselves, and we all have great concern for the health of our families and communities. 2020 has not been easy, and it will likely go down in our collective memories as one of the most challenging years of our era.

As we complete a vast array of hopper and clamshell dredging projects across the country, finish an exorbitant amount construction projects throughout the region, and continue to deliver quality construction aggregates into the marketplace, we should all be proud that our continual efforts to evolve a safety-conscious culture, and one where all employees embrace safety as our No. 1 core value, has yielded an outstanding outcome: 2020 is one of our best years on record for safety in our company‘s history. Our future looks extremely bright as the pent-up demand for our nation’s infrastructure projects has reached new highs. Our contract backlogs going into 2021 are very strong, and we are currently pursuing an unprecedented inventory of bid opportunities. The Dutra Group is well positioned to respond to the country’s infrastructure needs, and I fully expect ample opportunities for growth and development in the coming year. We can only be optimistic about the near-term success of vaccines currently being distributed. As with all the challenges and threats we have faced, I am confident that The Dutra Group will prevail and continue to excel.

Despite these hardships, I could not be prouder of our team of great individuals who have confronted these challenges safely while executing our demanding projects with success. The protocols and policies put into play at Dutra are likely some of the most restrictive across all construction firms. These protocols are simply a testament honoring The Dutra Group’s greatest asset, its people, and indicates the extent to which we will go to protect one another.

Thank you for an outstanding and remarkable 2020. Looking into the future, please remember our No. 1 core value will always remain – be safe!

Harry Stewart, Chief Operating Officer

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A GLIMPSE AHEAD

Here is a look at some projects Dutra has on the horizon for 2021

Virgina Thimble Shoals Deepening $14m / U.S. Army Port of Viriginia

North Carolina Maintenance Dredging, Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, Brunswick County $4.6m / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District

California Alameda Marina Seawall Improvements $15m / Alameda Marina Clinton Basin Pile Driving and Wharf Construction Phase 1 $1.9m / Hawk Development Levee Repairs (Central), Deer Creek, Sacramento River and Steamboat Slough $9.6m / Dept of Water Resources Hunters Point Import Fill Supply $3.4m / NAVFAC MOTCO Barge Pier Berthing Facility $3.4m / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District

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Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental $15.6m / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District

Contract for Rental of Hopper Dredge with Attendant Plant and Operations for Maintenance Dredging $15m / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Contracting Division

Shore Protection Project (SPP) Mid-Reach, South Reach, and Patrick Air Force Base Segments, Beach Restoration and Renourishments, Brevard County, Florida $48.6m / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District


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THE DUTRA GROUP AND COVID-19: ESSENTIAL WORK The Dutra Group is no stranger to firsts. As industry leaders we have pioneered methods that have defined marine construction and dredging standards since our founding. Maintaining leadership, however, is a two-sided coin– we experiment with novel concepts to drive innovation, while managing risk and uncertainty with resilience. Working in this industry under normal circumstances, this is the balance we strike daily. Yet when the nation came to a halt this spring due to COVID-19, the cascade of consequential changes to every aspect of Dutra operations has been a dizzying and defining moment in the company’s history. We are in an era of metamorphosis as new jobsite processes and rapid digitalization are among the changes that have taken hold with astounding speed. Every department at The Dutra Group has risen to the challenge of what it means to be an Essential Worker in a new COVID-19 climate. Here's what some of our crew had to say when we checked-in with them in December:

DUTRA With shelter in place and more time spent at home, how do you like to relax and wind? What new and positive hobbies, habits or goals have you achieved during this time?

I had my second girl this year so spending more time at home created a lot of memories with a newborn and a 1.5 year old. Mine and Ashley's cooking skills also greatly expanded as we aren't eating out as much. More family time and good food so it wasn't all that bad!

ANTHONY GERMAIN DREDGING To relax and unwind I watch as much football as possible! My newest hobby is playing with my daughter and chasing her around. She takes up all my “spare” time.

MIKE COLE PURCHASING

The 39+ years at The Dutra Group makes me feel more comfortable being in the office vs. at home, even if I have SCOTT BROOKS - CONSTRUCTION to wear a mask the I come home everyday to a house full whole time.

of kids, hand sanitizer, and a very frustrated teacher/school principal/ head of household (aka my wife). These kids show more patience day in and day out than I ever thought possible. As a family we've taken up daily walks with the dogs and bike riding. Be safe, wear the mask!

BRIAN CATLIN ACCOUNTING This year has been a struggle for most people. The time home has given me and my family a chance to spend more quality time together and explore the local outdoor destinations we have previously overlooked.

New and positive hobbies include possibly building on my property in Idaho with my daughter (half owner) and also continue trying to complete my man cave in my barn.

A new goal I plan to adopt in 2021 is actively taking better care of myself and planning my retirement.

KATHLEEN NELSON CONSTRUCTION I like to work on crafts to unwind and my favorite types are crochet projects. Since I recently moved, my goal has been is to make doilies and runners for my new house.


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JACOB BURKE - CONSTRUCTION What I miss most from pre-Covid life are the personal and social connections. All the little things, dinner and board games with friends, meeting up with a group of people to just hang out for a couple hours, working with a partner at martial arts class. The thing I’m most thankful for is that none of my close friends or family have been directly affected by the disease.

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DUTRA Challenging circumstances often force us to reflect and take inventory. What do you miss most about your pre-Covid life? And what are you most grateful for?

RAY WATERS - DREDGING

Life with COVID-19 has changed our environment both at work and after work. Before COVID-19 we would often get together after work, as many of us travel, and only have each other for family. However, even when I am home, I have been avoiding mingling with friends and family.

TAMMY SALLADY ACCOUNTING DONNA FRASER CONTRACTING

What I miss most about life before COVID-19 may seem silly, but I miss friendly conversations This experience has pushed me to reflect with strangers. I miss on the past, which has brought some handshakes, hugs, and a great memories. I have picked up some new hobbies as well; always trying to general closeness with my make the best of a situation. fellow man. I miss the gym. I miss the sun on my ENTIRE face. Uncomplicated human MATTHEW interaction is what I miss most. JAMES I am most grateful for the extra time with MATERIALS my family. Being forced to recognize how I miss dining out. much I adore being home with my little Eating at home circle of people, feels great! Simply put, I am everyday is fine, but grateful to be alive and loved. I could really use a change of scenery. I’m most grateful that my family hasn’t been seriously impacted by Covid. While I can’t see them, it’s good to know that they’re still there waiting for this crisis to end.

CINDY CELLA - PAYROLL

I really miss normal life. Being able to go out to eat inside of a restaurant, taking my kids on vacation, and most of all visiting my family. I haven't been able to see my grandma is over 8 months. I am however grateful that in this time I am able to work from home and have gotten a chance to spend more time with my kids and husband. Since I commute to work I would miss most time with them during the week. Normal things like having dinner with them and bath time. So I'm really happy I get to see more of them now.

BEN ELIAS - DREDGING

I miss the ability to hang out with friends and have gatherings, go to events, and a general sense of community. This one is easy, I’m grateful for my son Easton who was born June 10th! Covid lockdowns have had a silver lining of allowing me to spend a little more time with him working from home and being quarantined in general.

I miss my family! I miss my friends! I miss my coworkers! I miss going shopping and trying on clothes. I miss seeing people smile. I am grateful for my health. I am grateful to be working. I am grateful that my family and friends are ok.


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“They call it ‘Cape Fear’ for a reason,“ says Project Manager Danny Myers in a single breath. On the other end of the line, Quality Control Manager Ryan Swink hums in deep agreement. “There’s just no other body of water anywhere quite like it.” North Carolina’s infamous river, a 191-mile stretch of blackwater that feeds into the Atlantic, cradles one of the most significant maritime landmarks in the United States. With a name like no other, Cape Fear is the site of Dutra's latest endeavor to support national infrastructure and homeland security. In February 2019, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded Dutra two contracts amounting to $23.2 million for the maintenance dredging of two sites in the river, including a site at one of the world's largest military ports – The Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point (MOTSU). Situated on the river’s west bank about 26 miles south of Wilmington, Sunny Point has been a strategic shipping and military hub since 1725 when Colonial Governor George Burrington established a small dock to leverage its remote location, deep water, ocean access and predictable tides. MOTSU was formally established in 1955 by the U.S. Army, and today, it is an impressive and sprawling military facility that serves as the nation's port for the import and export of ammunition, explosives and heavy artillery for the Department of Defense (DOD). In December 2019, Dutra mobilized equipment across the country including the Paula Lee, two scows, two towing tugs and other key equipment like the specialized Dutraengineered Trojan anchor tender. The contract from the USACE featured a military portion and civilian portion which required the removal and disposal of shoaled material to a controlling depth of 42 feet. Over the last two decades, huge amounts of material had accumulated in the channels since they were last dredged in the early 2000s, which posed a threat to the integrity of the port cradling the DOD’s most important cargo. Since last winter, Dutra crews have worked to extract 3.6 million cubic yards


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MOTSU BY THE NUMBERS

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[Continued] of material from the river floor, which is then barged to a governmentsanctioned disposal site roughly 8 miles offshore. “Our work spanned about 12 miles at various points in the river including sites like Battery Island, Snow’s Marsh, and Horseshoe Shoals,” says Swink. “As an active port with the likes of 1,000-foot Panamax freighters traversing the channel, Dutra’s expertise handling dynamic waterways was essential for this project.” Despite its picturesque longleaf pines, mangled oaks, creeks and marshes which line the riverbank, Cape Fear pulls its name from the treacherous offshore shoals which stretch for miles into the Atlantic Ocean from the river’s mouth. Expert piloting and channel navigation aside, Swink and Myers know the nuances of the landscape better than most, and are aware of the full scope of challenges that would put the project's timeline and crew to the test. “Both the weather and geography here are a significant challenge,” says Myers. “There's a lot of infill and currents in this dynamic river. As a result, the sediments range from sand to really silty, fine stuff, not to mention navigating the tumultuous weather conditions.”


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Instead of getting bogged down by the circumstances, our crew is smart, capable and resourceful at finding creative solutions.

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“We have to shut down in those instances. It’s not great for production, but it’s the safe thing to do,” says Swink. “Instead of getting bogged down by the circumstances our crew is smart, capable and resourceful at finding creative solutions. For example, where we are situated is in somewhat of a remote location. There’s not a whole lot of water access or lay down area, but we worked the Trojan to get around situations that presented itself due to limited access.” As Myers puts it, the Trojan is Dutra’s “unsung hero” – a unique boat with an A-frame manufactured specifically to move Paula Lee’s anchors. With the elegant versatility of a Swiss Army knife, the crew enables the Trojan for a variety of tasks, from helping the tug boats change scows, to aiding the U.S. Coast Guard with buoy repositioning at a moment’s notice.

- Ryan Swink, Dutra Quality Control Manager

Over the years, Dutra’s fleet of equipment has achieved notoriety for their specialized engineering built to withstand the wrath of weather, tides and turbulence. Extreme conditions in the southeastern part of the state during the summer included strong, localized fronts with heavy rains, high winds, and lightning. The crew were under constant threat for hurricane systems, and work had to be shut down when a lightning storm punctuated the southern sky everyday for two weeks.

Another layer of complexity the Sunny Point crew encountered was going to work everyday on a military base in a COVID world. Just going to the job required a multitude of security clearances beyond standard protocol, even with the most stringent COVID standards. “The crew of Paula Lee are incredibly professional, and these guys work hard at getting the job done in as safe a manner as possible,” adds Myers. “Everyone wears many hats on this job and we come at it with respect from all sides. It’s really the only way to be successful.”


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I It’s difficult to imagine that just a few years ago, California was under a statewide emergency unrelated to the sobering one-two punch of this year’s pandemic and historic wildfire season. Yet back in 2017, atmospheric river storms in January and February caused historic flooding in the Central Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, amounting to billions of dollars in damages to local roads, levees and surrounding communities. In one crisis scenario, Dutra crews and employees worked around the clock when the Oroville Dam spillways were compromised. The narrowly-averted catastrophe threatened to wipe out nearby communities, all while the region’s levees were being pummelled to oblivion by the floods.

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We implement the best piece of equipment for the job, and I cannot emphasize enough the incredible culture of safety that drives everything we do. It’s what has made us a trusted partner with DWR time and time again. - Chuck Walker, Dutra Delta Division Manager

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[Continued] When it comes to emergency response in the heavy construction and engineering industry, solving the problem right in front of you is just one part of the equation. The long road to rehabilitation often lasts for years, even decades, and begins the moment emergency crews are dispatched to the scene. In response to the 2017 floods – an occurrence so extraordinary it boasts its own Wikipedia entry – the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) turned to Dutra as a key partner in executing a multi-phased rehabilitation effort on the damaged levees which protect farmland and communities. In late winter of 2017, Dutra immediately mobilized multiple crane barges to begin the process of repairing and restoring the damaged levee sites. “Phase one began with initial repair on 19 sites that experienced critical damage, but there were, and continue to be, hundreds of sites that needed some level repair,” says Project Manager Ryan Abood. “In many cases the water side levees were stripped of their armoring during the heavy flows, and then were damaged by waters rising and receding over multiple storms which ultimately washed away portions of the levee prisms.” Due to its geography in a low-lying flood plain, Sacramento is more vulnerable to catastrophic flooding than most any other city in the U.S., besides New Orleans. Aggressive investment in sustainable flood control is a top concern of DWR and other state officials who are exhausting all solutions to sustainably manage water resources. In a three-phased cycle over the last three years, Dutra has implemented a variety of time-honored and innovative methods led by DWR to ensure 200-year flood protection through levee armoring and reinforcement. The process involves the removal of unsuitable material, geotextile fabric underlay on the subgrade, stone and soil filled rockfill barged up from the San Rafael Rock Quarry (SRRQ), soil cover, hydroseeding and other environmental methods that are responsive to the unique Delta terrain. Chuck Walker, Delta Division Manager and Dutra employee for 47 years, has been up almost every water way there is in Northern California. He is also a master of the “lost art” of operating draglines, an older technique that Dutra still implements on levee projects. Newer practices, such as long reach excavators often cannot provide the range of performance necessary to place quarry stone on the levees. “We implement the best piece of equipment for the job, and I cannot emphasize enough the incredible culture of safety that drives everything we do,” said Walker. “It’s what has made us a trusted partner with DWR time and time again.” “With our Rock Quarry strategically located along the shores of San Pablo Bay, and with Decker Island providing levee fill along the Sacramento River, Dutra’s Delta operations are always ready to support agencies such as the DWR at a moment's notice,” adds Abood.


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With our Rock Quarry strategically located along the shores of San Pablo Bay, and with Decker Island providing levee fill along the Sacramento River, Dutra’s Delta operations are always ready to support agencies such as the DWR at a moment's notice. - Ryan Abood, Dutra Project Manager

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Decker Island is a recent strategic acquisition by Dutra to support construction projects in the region and has been instrumental in supporting the 2017 Storm Rehabilitation Project. The 473-acre island located adjacent to the Sacramento River and Sherman Island, between Rio Vista and Antioch, consists of 40 million cubic yards of fully permitted, clean construction material reserves, along with associated material processing equipment and barge loading facilities for quick dispatch throughout the Delta and Bay Areas. To date, Dutra’s role in the 2017 Storm Rehabilitation Project has spanned 44 sites across Yolo, Sutter, Tehama, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, San Joaquin, and Sacramento counties. The project includes water and land work with 202,000 tons of material sourced from Dutra toward the reinforcement effort. The contracts, amounting to upwards of $30 million, have used every core component of Dutra’s tactical and home turf advantage. “Our roots are within these waterways, but over the last decade, Dutra has really built up our capabilities to service land work remarkably well,” remarks Walker. ”The greatest challenge is always in the complexity of scheduling and timelines, but for Dutra, it’s the right kind of work, and we bring the right man power.”


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After four decades as an essential responder to disasters, I am proud of our core commitment to provide health and safety for our local communities. It is an honor to watch each generation continue this commitment, who understand that when a disaster hits, we are responsive, positive, and caring, and perform with the highest professional integrity. - Bill Dutra, Dutra CEO


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EQUIPMENT UPDATE

A WORD FROM EQUIPMENT

2020 has been a year of preparation, both in fleet readiness and fleet recapitalization for the future. We have faced a year with COVID-19 and extreme weather conditions such as monster hurricanes and historic wildfires that have impacted many individuals across the country.

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afety and environmental compliance remain at the forefront, and we have conducted numerous repowers throughout Dutra’s fleets to modernize power plants and stay ahead of strict emission standards. We have also adopted mobile ops as our equipment and operational asset management tool so our field personnel can easily track safety metrics, signal when repairs are needed, and access documentation for compliance. In spite of the

extreme weather conditions in 2020, we are pleased to report there have not been any damages or fleet losses. Corporate, Operations, Equipment and Finance are working diligently on recapitalization of our fleets. At the Dutra annual meeting, we were proud to showcase our efforts to build a sister to last year’s launch of the ES15, a 6,000 cubic yard dump scow. The build is taking place at Gunderson Marine in Portland Oregon, and we are also working on a new clamshell crane to use on an existing ABS Barge for west coast projects. This crane would add capacity to our fleet and offer some replacement for smaller, aging assets.


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Last but certainly not least, we announced a new Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge (TSHD) that Corporate, Operations, Equipment and Finance Teams have been developing with modern hull design, crew’s quarters, machinery and propulsion systems. This vessel is testing to be more fuel efficient with better production capacity and longer pumping distances than current vessels. We look forward to integrating these new assets for productive, cost-effective and safe operations for many years into the future. See more: www.dutragroup.com/fleet.html & www.dutragroup.com/fabrication.html


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QUARRY UPDATE

ROOTED IN COMMUNITY SUPPORT

In March 2020, just days before the first shelterin-place mandate, our crews at the San Rafael Rock Quarry (SRRQ) were hard at work supporting several infrastructure projects around the greater Bay Area. The team was supplying materials for projects such as Marin General Hospital’s expansion, Marin Municipal Water District water lines, and supplying asphalt to replace and seismically retrofit a portion of highway 280 for CalTrans in San Francisco.

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hen the SIP mandate came through, 90 percent of Dutra’s staff were sent home and work came to a halt. However, only a week later, the state of California deemed Quarry employees as essential workers, and our crews were asked to return for the security and safety of our Northern California communities. Above all else, Dutra’s priority was the health and safety of our employees and their families. These early days were a significant concern when very little was known about the pandemic and its potential virulent effects. As most other businesses, we had to pivot and meet this challenging moment, which meant implementing stringent safety protocol guidelines, and several new policies and procedures. From quickly procuring PPE to daily temperature checks and social distancing, the recommendations came from the top down to the field. Beyond protecting our personnel and our commitment to respond to critical infrastructure projects, we recognized that we needed to do more. Our company ethos is rooted in community support, and we


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LOCAL QUARRY PROJECTS & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS BELOW ARE JUST A FEW OF THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN THE BAY AREA AND MARIN COUNTY THAT USED PRODUCT SUPPLIED BY THE SAN RAFAEL ROCK QUARRY.

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD REHABILITATION – MARIN COUNTY 15,000 TONS OF ASPHALT

SAN RAFAEL HIGH SCHOOL REMODEL 3,500 TONS OF ROCK AND ASPHALT

19th AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS– SAN FRANCISCO 26,000 TONS OF ASPHALT

REDWOOD HIGHWAY PATHWAY AND LANDSCAPE PROJECT – CORTE MADERA 1,300 TONS OF ASPHALT AND 900 TONS OF ROCK

LARKSPUR – MEASURE B ROAD IMPROVEMENTS 14,000 TONS OF ASPHALT

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WHAT DO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS SAY?

"Thank you so much. We really appreciate it and will extend similar thanks to Jim Levine. Thanks for all you do for the San Rafael and Marin communities."

"I want to thank you for being such an important part of our community, and thank you for supporting the San Rafael Small Business Relief Fund. You know, this is what small communities are all about; helping one another in time of need."

Gary O. Phillips, Former Mayor - City of San Rafael

Damon Connelly, Supervisor Marin County District 1

"On behalf of Friends of China Camp, I want to express our great appreciation for The Dutra Group’s contribution of 100 tons of ¾” AB Class 2 VIR for the retreading of the section of Shoreline Trail that circumvents the Back Ranch Meadows Campground in China Camp State Park."

"Thank you so much for your generous contribution. We appreciate you and the Dutra family. Thank you for all that you do in our community." Joanne Webster, President and CEO San Rafael Chamber

Martin Lowenstein, Executive Director Friends of China Camp

[Continued] recognized the struggle of many small businesses. The San Rafael Small Business relief fund sponsored by the City of San Rafael, the San Rafael Chamber and the County of Marin was the perfect place for Dutra to assist. This fund allows small businesses to apply for a one time $5,000 relief payment. Dutra contributed $2,500 and found a fellow business partner, LFR Levine-Fricke who gladly matched that donation to help a local business in need. Dutra also contributed $2,500 worth of materials to Friends of China Camp, a local nonprofit organization that operates China Camp State Park under contract with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. With no state support and limited funding from donors, the park’s trails were experiencing an influx of visitors and in need of repair and maintenance. Dutra’s contribution was literally a trail-saver! In addition to supplying materials for local construction projects, the Quarry provides crucial products to support local infrastructure and municipal projects aimed at mitigating the potential impacts of climate

change including sea level rise, shore protection from storm surges, and flooding. Last year, SRRQ applied for an operating extension to allow for mining on the site until 2044. Presently our request is under Environmental review and we anticipate community input and public hearings in early Spring 2021. The 20-year extension from the previous reclamation plan maintains all the existing conditions which have made the Quarry a good neighbor to local residents, including limited operating hours, limited daily truck trips, noise reduction systems, daily street sweeping, and a maximum annual production limit. As part of the reclamation plan after SRRQ mining is complete, the area will be transformed into a desirable bayside enclave with mixed/use developments around a 600-berth marina that Dutra will impart on the city of San Rafael. It has been a remarkable year and we will continue to serve our community with pride throughout 2021.


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DUTRA MUSEUM

AN OFFER OF HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS IN SEARCH OF A BRIGHTER FUTURE Given the uncertainty and trajectory of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of our participants and donors in mind, the Dutra Museum Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel Dutra Museum’s Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser held each year at the Marin Country Club in Novato, California. The purpose of this event is to raise funds in support of Dutra’s higher education scholarships which are distributed through the Portuguese Historical Society and Rio Vista High School. In addition, the Dutra Museum selects a partner charity that also receives a donation from the event’s proceeds.

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he goal of Dutra’s higher education scholarships is to offer hope and opportunity for students in search of a brighter future. The funds raised for these deserving students make a difference, and we knew we had to find a creative solution to keep the giving going. To this end, the Dutra Museum Foundation quickly established a digital giving site where individuals and businesses could contribute funds and help our selected students on their academic journey to college. Through the support of many sponsors, Dutra was able to continue our annual scholarship giving, but not at the financial levels of prior years. We would like to extend a tremendous thanks to those who gave during these unprecedented times, and consider the impact each dollar has made. Here are a few words from past scholarship recipients:

“As you know, college is very expensive and thanks to your generosity, I will be able to achieve my dream of attending a University. If there is ever anything I can do to help volunteer my time for your organization, please do not hesitate to let me know. It is the least I can do to show my appreciation for your generosity. It is organizations like yours that give young people like me a chance to experience new things. I promise to work hard and study hard. I look forward to being able to give back to my community in the future.”

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“With the financial assistance this scholarship has given me, I feel even more motivated to go above and beyond and do my best in school.” “I cannot express how thankful I am for all the generosity and the investment you have put into my education and future. Thanks to you, I am able to attend college as a full-time student in the fall and couldn’t be more excited.” This year, all donations went to the Edward and Deolinda Dutra scholarships for higher education and toward the expansion, preservation, and exhibition of the Dutra Museum of Dredging’s collection. Do you want to help our scholarship recipients see their future selves? As a young adult just heading into this world, it can be difficult to imagine what your life will be like 10 years from now, especially if you are without the opportunity to go to college. Help us give a student the ability to see their path to a career with growth potential and a means of support to last a lifetime. Donate today at www.dutramuseum.org. Thank you for all the continued support of the Dutra Museum Foundation, your contributions are impacting many. If you would like more information on how to participate or ways to get involved, please contact Denise Dutra at deniseddm@yahoo.com

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 DONORS! Carpenter Rigging Pendleton Group Lira's Supermarket James & Debra Murray Howard Cooper Terry Murray Ghilotti Construction

Napa Stewart Industrial Todd Bruce The Dutra Group Cathay Bank Peter & Jane Ford Derek Brower


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JOIN THE DUTRA TEAM

DUTRA RECRUITS TOP TALENT TO BUILD THEIR CAREERS The Dutra Group has been hitting the road on a search for our 2021 Interns! With competition for young talent becoming more intense, career fairs are a great way to interact with emerging talent right on their own turf.

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he Dutra Group offers an exceptional paid internship program for civil engineering, construction management, mechanical engineering, marine engineering technology, mining engineering, business administration, computer science and information technology (IT) students at accredited colleges and universities. Working alongside experienced professionals – estimators, project engineers, superintendents and project managers – our interns gain invaluable, firsthand experience on a wide range of heavy construction and dredging projects. And we provide our interns with feedback on their work!

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Meet our 2020 Interns Justine Bonifacio Division: Accounting University: Dominican University Major: Accounting

Derek Brower Division: Legal University: USF School of Law Major: Juris Doctorate Candidate

Max Eller Division: Dredging University: Texas A & M University Major: Engineering

Jacob Tang Division: Estimating University: Cal Poly Major: Civil Engineering

Dutra’s interns apply their coursework to practical, real-world skills, like: • Estimating, budgeting and scheduling • Temporary design • Submittals • Quality control • Plan reading • Field measurement and field sketches

• Contracts and correspondence • Quantity takeoffs • Methods of operations • Accounting • Computers (IT) • Surveying/Hydrographics

We actively hire people with degrees in the following areas: • • • • •

Construction Management Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mining Engineering Marine Engineering Technology

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Business Administration Contract Management Information Technology (IT) Computer Science

At The Dutra Group, we build careers by providing opportunities for development. Dutra is about commitment. It’s a function of our people and the character of our brand.

APPLY NOW! Our 2021 internship positions are seeking applications! Visit www.dutragroup.com/opportunities.html

Jacob Gonzalez Division: Construction University: CSU Chico Major: Construction Management

Patrick Allen Division: Materials University: UC Santa Cruz Major: Electrical Engineering

Connor Richardson Division: Dredging University: Texas A & M University Major: Mechanical Engineering

Sereno Sasso Division: Dredging High School: Avon Grove High School, PA Graduation: 2020


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DUTRA CAREERS

THE DUTRA GROUP OFFERS A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITY AND GROWTH

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2006 Party Chief Delta Projects California

2009 Dredge Operator Cabrillo Marina Project San Pedro, CA

2010 Attended California State University Dominguez Hills and in 2010 received my Advanced Health and Safety Certificate

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aren has played such a huge role in defining what success in Safety looks like for the company. Since 2015, her hard work and dedication to safety has really paid off on the East Coast and she is a big part of our successes in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The icing on the cake is her phenomenal leadership in the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic on the East Coast. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without her.

Karen started out in construction as a Grade checker in 2004 at the Rhodia Peyton Slough Restoration project. From there she advanced to Party Chief. She learned Dutra's newly acquired Trimble R-8 GPS with Survey Controller software.

2012 D3 Dozer Operator Ducks Unlimited Project Hayward, CA

2013 Loader Operator The Harbor District, Outer Boat Basin Dredge and Slope Protection Repair Project Crescent City, CA

2014 Promoted to Foreman Cullinan Ranch Wetland Restoration Project Solano County, CA

2015 Foreman Albany Beach Restoration & Public Access Improvement project Mare Island, CA

2015 SSHO Maintenance Dredging Project Redwood City, CA

2016 SSHO Paula Lee Various jobs on the east coast between Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey and Boston

2016 AWARDED 2016 HARVEY FREEMAN AWARD

In 2020 Karen played an integral role in facilitating safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic and self-testing. She works closely with a lab in Georgia, ensuring fast test results for employees that have symptoms or have possibly been exposed to others that have tested positive. She then relays the test results with our corporate Managers, Project Managers, and Superintendents so they can mitigate each situation promptly and ensure the safety of all employees.

2020 SSHO Brevard County Beach Renourishment with the Dredge Stuyvesant

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2004 Field Engineer Upper Jones Emergency Levee Repair Stockton, CA

2006 Project Engineer Sacramento Riverbank Protection Project, 3 Sites Sacramento River, CA

2007 Project Engineer 14 Sites, Army Corps of Engineers Hood, CA

RYAN ABOOD, PROJECT MANAGER

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yan started at The Dutra Group on the Upper Jones Emergency Levee Breach Repair project, where he saw firsthand what it takes to reclaim an island from a catastrophic levee failure. In 2006, when Governor Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for the levee systems of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta, Ryan stepped into the position as the Construction Quality Control System Manager for Dutra’s contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers emergency levee repair sites. During the next several years, Ryan continued as the QC Manager for over 75 critical repair sites for the Army Corps amounting in over $100 million in contract revenue. In 2011 Ryan helped develop Roberts Island as a levee fill loadout facility, developing and managing the Mining Plan to ensure spec material was delivered to the jobsites. Between Dutra’s Roberts Island efforts and material from Decker Island, Ryan directly oversaw the offload and placement of over 2 million tons of levee fill material on Delta Islands. In his current role, Ryan helps manage all the Delta operations construction projects.

“The Dutra Group has the infrastructure in place capable of executing large, complex and demanding marine construction projects. It is very rewarding to be able to be part of a team of some of the best in the industry to be able to execute these types of projects, all the while having fun doing so”

2008 Project Engineer 5 Southern USACE Levee Sites Stockton, CA

2009 Project Engineer Reclamation District 150, 1 7 Sites for USACE Merritt Island, CA

2011 Project Manager Woodward Island Levee Fill Stockton, CA

2012 Project Manager Palm/ Orwood Tract Levee Fill Contra Costa County, CA

2014 Project Manager Ridge Tract Levee Fill Stockton, CA

2015 Project Manager DWR Drought Barrier at False River Contra Costa County, CA

2015 Project Manager USACE Sacramento RM 26.0L Walnut Grove, CA

2016 Project Manager USACE Sacramento RM 16.8L Isleton, CA

2017 Project Manager DWR Emergency Levee Erosion and Stability Repairs Northern California

2018 Project Manager Chevron Mallard Farms Pipeline Replacement Honker Bay, CA

2019 Promoted to Assistant Delta Division Manager

2019 Project Manager Crane Cove Park Beach Restoration San Francisco, CA

2020 Project Manager Alameda Point Shoreline Stabilization Project Alameda, CA

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DUTRA CAREERS

2008 Equipment Analyst

2009 Equipment Analyst

Upgrades: Columbia, Paula Lee

Repower: Trojan, EM1105 Upgrades: Morty, Seahorse, Scow 6 Construction: Pelican 2010 Equipment Analyst

Dry Dock: Sarah Reed

Upgrades: Fab Shop Dry Dock: Robert W, Scow 5, DB-24, WF-9

2011 Equipment Analyst Wet Dock: DB-24, Paula Lee Dry Dock: Morty, Aimi Acquisitions: Stuyvesant, Off loader, Loadout, Portable Plant, Columbia

DENNIS FERGUSON, EQUIPMENT SUPERINTENDENT

2012 Equipment Analyst Dry Dock: Columbia, Stuyvesant, Morty, WF-9

2013 Equipment Analyst 2014 Equipment Analyst

Wet Dock: Paula Lee, DB-24 Dry Dock: Columbia

Dry Dock: Paula Lee, CK-7, KS-10, Scow 6

Dennis graduated UOP Livermore, CA with a degree in Accounting

2015 Equipment Analyst

2016 Equipment Analyst

Dry Dock: Scow 5, WF-9

Repower: Morty

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Dry Dock: 300 yd scows, KS-10, Scow 21

2017 Equipment Analyst

Upgrades: Vista

Acquisitions: Oroville, Liebherr 895 Upgrades: WF-9 2006 Equipment Analyst Acquisitions: Morty, EM1105, RES, Nash, Phillis T, Linda T, Becky T, Kelly T from Richie Bro Auction Dry Dock: Phoenix Boat, Kelso

2007 Equipment Analyst

Dry Dock: Morty

2018 Equipment Analyst Acquisitions: TM-20 Upgrades: Scow 5

2019 Equipment Maintenance Superintendent Mechanical Dredging, Quarry and Maine Construction equipment

2019 Equipment Maintenance Superintendent Mechanical Dredging, Quarry and Maine Construction equipment

Dry Dock: Paula Lee, Trojan Wet Dock: Beaver

Upgrades: Built 3 loadout sites for delta rock projects

Upgrades: Beaver Wet Dock: TM-20, CB-1, Kelso Dry Dock: Becky T, Sea W

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THE DUTRA GROUP EMPLOYEE AWARDS & MILESTONES

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE 2020 TENURE AWARDS

"After 47 years, it is still my honor to be taught by and work beside all my colleagues, who I consider to be the BEST in the construction industry." - Chuck Walker, 45+ Years

45+ YEARS

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you do what you love, with people that become family in a place that becomes home. My experience with Dutra blesses me every day. I came to Dutra by way of being a vendor. All of a sudden I was “one of them," welcomed with open arms. Together, we made a major difference in the lives of so many communities. Bringing hope back

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after fear of a levee break or a hurricane.

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build sandcastles and communities will

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David Lumsden

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Albino Rocha Nanci LaRue

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Todd Bruce

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Andrew Hunt

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Albert Greniuk Tim Ekren Matthew Cole

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LtoR: Michael McFarland, David Lumsden, Albino Rocha, Todd Bruce, Andrew Hunt, Albert Greniuk, Tim Ekren, Matthew Cole, Loura Grayson, Stephen Lonich, Ryan Gill

"How do you make 25+ years fly by? Well,

Loura Grayson Stephen Lonich Ryan Gill

Rebuilding beaches where children will

been times of great joy surrounded by my Dutra Family. And many more to come. Thank you Bill Dutra, Harry Stewart, Mike Cole & countless others for teaching me, supporting me and trusting me." - Nanci LaRue, 25 Years


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IN MEMORIAM

ANDREW QUINTANA

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t is with sadness that I must report to you the passing of Andrew Quintana. Andrew passed away suddenly on December 15, 2020 at his home. Andrew was a longterm employee of The Dutra Group who was officially hired in 1992. Prior to working at The Dutra Group, he worked for a limousine company in San Francisco that transported our executive team. Andrew had tremendous spirit and energy. He was always available, courteous, and kind, and he represented our company with the highest standards. He held a prestigious driving record and maintained No. 1 in his class at Infinity Raceway Defensive Driving School for many years. He also scored very high in limousine school in Southern California. In his reviews, he always made reference to the increased rage on our highways. He drove cautiously when transporting our people, and he always

scouted out areas that showed the least conflict. In the early years, The Dutra Group had an internal travel company, and Andrew arranged, organized and ticketed travel for the company’s employees. He had many special projects. He took care of Sarah Reed, who was the CFO for the company. When she became ill with cancer, Andrew made it possible for her to come to work until she passed. Andrew also transported many of my

family members and our executive group with the highest degree of safety, picking up executives at the airport, and at business meetings, ensuring that they were securely delivered to their homes. He also worked on many transportation projects moving vehicles throughout the state, and even across country. In his later years, Andrew worked as a scale master at the San Rafael Rock Quarry, and he was regarded with the highest respect and professionalism in scaling out our rock products. I personally enjoyed his company through the years. He was quite a gentleman, and took care of all of us with the highest level of personal standards. Andrew will be missed, but never forgotten. We will always remember the many memorable times that we spent with him, as well as his commitment to his position at Dutra. Let us all be joyful. He always had a smile. He would not want us to be sad. He would want us to enjoy life and move on with the spirit that he exhibited here at Dutra. He will be missed.

2020 HARVEY FREEMAN AWARD

MEET THE 2020 HARVEY FREEMAN AWARD RECIPIENT, DARYLE MCLAUGHLIN Employee safety is integral to Dutra’s mission and core values. From administration to field work, this priority is our company’s defining characteristic on every facet of Dutra’s operations. Each year at Dutra’s annual meeting, the Safety Department selects an employee who embodies the outstanding qualities of integrity, honesty, mutual respect and leadership to receive the Harvey Freeman Safety Award.

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ow in its 10th year, the Harvey Freeman Award was established in memoriam of Harvey Freeman, a beloved long-term employee and member of the extended Dutra family. As a dedicated employee, Harvey’s primary concern was the safety of his coworkers and he understood that safety and production can, and should, exist together.

This year, the honor of the 2020 Harvey Freeman Award was granted to Materials Quarry Manager, Daryle McLaughlin for his exceptional safety record and dedication to quality throughout his 28-year career. Daryle McLaughlin was one of Dutra’s very first Site Safety Managers after the program was established in 2001. Daryle began his career in 1992 at the Petaluma Asphalt Plant. Within a short time, he was promoted to Plant Manager where he was responsible for implementing safety policies and procedures. Under his leadership, there were very few incidents at the plant and Daryle began to expand his knowledge of Quarry operations. During that time, Daryle filled in for various positions at the Quarry, rounding off his valuable experience as an Operating Engineer. In 2006, Daryle was promoted to Plant Manager at the San Rafael Rock Quarry, a position he currently holds today. Daryle is the steward of safety for every employee and visitor that sets foot on that property. As an active Mine Safety and Health Administration site, this federal designation requires a deeper level of industry knowledge and Daryle understands the significance of the Site Safety Health Officer position. We congratulate Daryle in his achievements and we are looking forward to many more successful years with his capable leadership.


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HUMAN RESOURCES/RISK UPDATE

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER Dutra’s most important asset is the health and safety of our employees, and reducing the impact of the COVID-19 has been at the epicenter of HR and Risk’s priorities in 2020. Since March, we have worked in close collaboration with Dutra’s executive leadership, Legal and IT to design thorough COVID-19 response strategies, establish rigorous site safety protocols, virtual onboarding experiences, and work-from-home set-ups.

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ur COVID-19 task force, which includes chief administrators, CEO Bill Dutra, COO Harry Stewart, CAO Molly Jacobson, Risk Manager Cliff Hunt, and Human Resources Manager Patty Dutra Bruce meets two times a week to assess and orchestrate Dutra’s COVID Health and Safety Plan. Since day one, Dutra has strictly adhered to CDC guidelines, and the company has spared no expense for widespread testing and sanitization to keep our workers safe. We established aggressive bi-weekly PCR testing for all employees and implement daily deep cleaning at all sites and on all vessels and equipment. Dutra’s COVID-19 plan has also extended to clients and contractors, including inspectors at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers who are assigned to oversee operations aboard Dutra’s vessels. The COVID-19 Traveler Well-Being Policy, which kicked off in July,has been very effective in protecting employees during Dutra’s busiest months for project activity. Dutra’s Safety Department employees, including our Safety Manager, Site Safety and Health Officers, and Designated Safety

Representatives, continue to enforce COVID-19 protocols at all projects, offices, and yards for all visitors and employees. These key personnel have been on the front line in identifying, reporting and managing potential COVID-19 cases. Following the Federal COVID sick leave guidelines, our aim is to protect the health and well-being of our employees, support them and their families through this stressful and concerning period in history, and remain the gold-standard in the industry for implementing proactive policies that have proven to keep Dutra productive during this unprecedented time. This year marked the first time our company has been forced to operate in such a decentralized manner, presenting a major challenge for a workforce that specializes in hands-on, face-to-face communication and improving the physical infrastructure of our communities. While Zoom has provided a means of maintaining connectivity, collaboration can suffer in a fully remote setting. Increasing the frequency of our internal meetings and communication is the only way to ensure alignment across teams. In addition to our task force meetings, once a week HR, Risk Management and Legal meets with all division managers where we discuss projects and lessons


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learned. Once a month, we also meet with all division managers to track back to our pre-COVID company goals and brainstorm all the ways we can persevere through any logistical hurdles. For the first time ever, we held the Dutra Annual Meeting via Zoom, where we recognized our tenure award winners and introduced new employees digitally. The silver lining of this format is that employees located across the country could join the meeting with ease. Without the barriers presented by travel, it was the largest turnout for a company meeting to date. Every department at The Dutra Group has risen to the challenge of what it means to be an essential worker in a new COVID climate. Despite this difficult era for us all, camaraderie and collaboration at Dutra has flourished in the face of adversity and we continue our charge into 2021 with pride.


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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EMPLOYEES. YOU ARE ESSENTIAL. 2020 SAFETY UPDATE

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utra has been on a positive trajectory regarding safety over the last twenty years. In this industry, there have been many changes in how customers measure safety performance, which now analyzes total recordable incident rates, EMRs and unredacted OSHA logs. In order to remain as industry leaders, we must make safety and production a partnership. The good news is that all of our hard work has resulted in a significant return on investment. 2020 was a challenging year as our field employees continued to persevere through extreme safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. In spite of this challenge, Dutra’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan has had a major impact on maintaining a safe workforce while meeting and exceeding our customers expectations. 2020 represents the third consecutive year of record safety

performance for Dutra. The Total Recordable Incident Rate and the Lost Time Incident Rate were both at all-time lows, dating as far back as the year 2000. This year’s statistics indicate that our outstanding safety records in both 2018 and 2019 were not outliers, but indications of a trend for a new safety benchmark. This will lower the EMR rate and calculate the average incident rates such that premiums will fall, and we will be more attractive to our potential project owners. At the time of this update, we continue to trend in a positive direction. At our bi-weekly Site Safety Health Officer Committee meetings, the entire roster of Dutra Safety personnel share lessons learned, near misses, great catches and creative safety procedures. We continue to promote an awareness that Safety is our No. 1 core value. We continue to brainstorm initiatives for 2021 that will help Dutra remain a leader in this capacity today and tomorrow. See more: www.dutragroup.com/safety

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