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3rd Quarter 2014 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

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Sharpe Bros. Celebrates 8 Years Of ‘No Lost Time’ Page 3

Long-Term Supply: White Rock Preps New Sections For Mining Also In This Issue: A Word From Leo Vecellio, Jr........................................................2 Quality & Safety Awards Attest To Ranger’s Performance.........4 Ranger, V&G, Sharpe Put Group In Top 20 In Highway Work....4 Private-Sector Site & Paving Work Continues To Rebound........5 Builder Recognizes Ranger’s Outstanding Safety Efforts............5 V&G Making Good Progress On Highway & Site Projects..... 6-7

High-Quality Construction & Materials

Heavy/highway and bridge construction, drainage and site development throughout the mid-Atlantic states and beyond in the eastern U.S.

Grading, utilities and asphalt paving/resurfacing in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. A division of Vecellio & Grogan.

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Photo by Carl Thiemann

Well-Equipped: Key Strategy Provides Productive Fleet............8 A Look At Vecenergy’s Port Everglades Operations...................9 Smile, You’re On Vecellio Group Camera!.................................10 Kathryn Vecellio Named To WVU Hall of Fame.........................11 Retirements, Promotions & New Hires........................................11 Architect of the Capitol Presents 2014 Vecellio Lecture...........12 Vecellio Group Contact Information...........................................12

Energy Services & Products

Heavy/highway contracting, site development, and asphalt paving/resurfacing across northeastern, central and southeastern Florida.

DOT-certified limerock aggregates and screenings. Located in Miami, Florida, White Rock is one of the top producers in the U.S.

Petroleum products terminals and related services in multiple U.S. locations (total capacity exceeds 2 million barrels).


Photos by Carl Thiemann

Photo by Smith Aerial Photography

On The Cover & This Page: Dozer Operator Jose Bonilla spreads limerock in the key cut area of Sections 4 and 5 at White Rock Quarries’ main Miami location. The pad will support a Marion 8200 dragline (see page 8). Bringing in the material are Haul Truck Operators Joe Barles, Paul Kitchen and Dean Wilson. The clearing and padding process eradicates invasive melaleuca trees, part of a long-term plan to reestablish native plants in the region.

Long-Term Supply: White Rock Prepares New Sections For Mining For all appearances, it looked like any other lowlying South Florida acreage, thick with invasive melaleuca trees choking out the native ecosystem. But on this tract west of Miami, on this particular day more than 30 years ago, the real area of interest lay below. Geological surveys had shown the region was rich with high-quality limerock, suitable for mining and processing into aggregates and screenings needed for construction materials, such as road base, asphalt pavement and concrete. On neighboring lands, limerock mining operations were already well-established. It was the perfect acquisition for the

Vecellio family, who had arrived on the Florida business scene in 1979 with ambitions to grow far beyond their purchase of Rubin Construction, an asphalt contractor serving the Palm Beach County market since the 1940s. Rubin’s founder had recently retired and was also divesting some real estate holdings, including the acreage near Miami, so a deal was struck. Under the Vecellios’ ownership the roadbuilding firm grew rapidly, was renamed Ranger Construction, and eventually expanded to serve customers from Miami and the Keys to the Orlando and Daytona areas. The Vecellios also substantially added to their limerock holdings, buying land or

securing leases on additional tracts, and in the mid-1980s White Rock Quarries was established. Built from the ground up as a highquality, low-cost producer, White Rock is now one of the nation’s top-producing quarries. The preparation of new sections, such as underway at Sections 4 and 5, also removes the invasive melaleuca trees, part of a long-term plan to reestablish native plants in the region. In business for nearly 30 years, with decades of additional limerock supply in reserve, White Rock provides a reliable, long-term supply, efficiently processed and shipped by truck or rail to serve Florida’s construction industry.

As A Core Principle, Working Safely Is Part Of The Daily Job Description There’s something about human nature that we tend to look for shorter, faster ways to get things done. When applied correctly, creative thinking can improve project planning and boost production. But when it comes to the well-established routines of jobsite safety, shortcuts are simply not allowed. Construction ranks high among occupations that carry risk, so it’s vital that we address those risks by adhering to all safety rules and regulations. It is a core principle, and it is part of the job. For every employee, from myself and sons Christopher and Michael at the helm of the Group, to each person handling the day-to-day details that get the job

A Word From

Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. Vecellio Group, Inc. Chairman, CEO and President

done for our valued customers, working safely is not an “add on” that we can “get around to” if someone happens to look our way. Properly wearing all required PPE (personal protective equipment) and abiding by all safety rules are an absolute must every time we step onto a jobsite, pick up our tools, or safely inspect and climb aboard a piece of equipment, buckle up and get to work. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. On behalf of the family, I applaud the efforts of Sharpe Bros. over the past eight years to work safely with no lost-time incidents. Our goal throughout the Group is to work to this same high standard. It is always worth the effort.


The Power of The Process Right (& Cover Inset): Celebrating Sharpe’s safety culture are (L to R) Safety Director John Riley, Jr., Project Manager Walker Moffitt, V.P. Ivan Clayton, Vecellio Group V.P. Safety Mark Ligon, Steve Beals of Travelers, V&G President Michael Vecellio and Vecellio Group CEO Leo Vecellio, Jr.

Left: Vecellio & Grogan President Michael Vecellio greets Sharpe Bros. employees, including Randy Beal, at the breakfast.

Above: Sharpe Bros. V.P. Ivan Clayton welcomes employees to the company’s recent breakfast buffet safety celebration, while Vecellio Group CEO Leo Vecellio, Jr. (standing, left) and Sharpe Project Manager Walker Moffitt (right) look on.

Sharpe Celebrates 8 Years – More Than 1 Million Work-Hours – With No Lost Time Working more than one million hours over a span of eight years without a lost-time incident is remarkable. Yet the employees of Sharpe Bros. in Greensboro, NC, have surpassed this milestone, marked by a recent celebration breakfast. What’s the company’s secret? Safety is Job #1, no question. But instead of looking ahead to the desired result, Sharpe has found great success in focusing on the process necessary to get there. “Safety is all about the process, the dayto-day procedures and routines,” explains Mark Ligon, Vecellio Group’s V.P. Safety. John Riley, Jr., Safety Director of Vecellio & Grogan and its Sharpe Bros. division, agrees. “Safety is not just an end result, it’s the ongoing process throughout the day that adds up to a safe workplace.” Sharpe Bros. V.P. Ivan Clayton gives safety his full support. “Working safely means doing things the right way. If there’s

any doubt, we want employees to get the correct answer from your Foreman or Supervisor.” “As a Group, we want everyone to return home safely after every shift,” stresses Michael Vecellio, V&G President. This Group-wide effort is evident. Through Sept. 30, Vecenergy had over three years with no lost time (over 500,000 workhours); White Rock Quarries, more than two years (over a million hours); V&G, nearly one year (235,000 hours) and Ranger Construction, nearly one year (1,145,000 hours). Breakfast Buffet: Making their way along the buffet table are (above right, L to R) Jeff Johnson, Thomas Amend, Maurice Robinson, Yade Youssou and Randy Logan; as well as (right, L to R) Dale Martin, Sean Smith, Rodney Golden, Chris Harwell and Jerald Hairston, with John Riley, Jr. helping serve drinks.

Below Right: Enjoying breakfast are (foreground, clockwise from left) Yair Alvarez, Robert Esquavel, Alex Esquavel, Bill Smith, Curtis Ash, Todd Nelson, Serigne Dieye and Jerald Hairston.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Below: Sharpe Bros. V.P. Ivan Clayton chats with (from the left) Rodney Golden, Chris Harwell, Jacob Thurston, David Simmons and Sean Smith.


Ranger Finalist For National Safety Award

Wall-To-Wall-To-Wall Awards Showcase Ranger’s Quality

Ranger Construction was chosen as one of two finalists in its category for a national safety award, given recently at the annual convention of the industry’s foremost trade association. The Transportation Development Foundation, an arm of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, each year presents the Contractor Safety Award to the company with the most impressive safety program in each of three tiers, based on the number of employee-hours worked.

Ranger, competing against other companies having over one million hours worked, was chosen as runner up in a very close split-decision. “Ranger had a great safety record last year and continues to improve its safety culture,” said Vecellio Group V.P. Safety Mark Ligon. Helping promote this culture are Ranger Safety Directors Mike Scarborough and David Asselin. Two years ago Sharpe Bros. won the award for its business category (fewer than 500,000 employee-hours).

Making safety efforts so effective throughout the Group are full buy-in and frequent jobsite tours by the Vecellio family and company leadership, comprehensive safety planning and training, safety audits and reviews, and thorough incident investigation.

Ranger Hailed As “Best Runway Paving Contractor” Excerpts from a recent letter from Kissimmee Gateway Airport Director of Aviation Terry Lloyd, sent to Ranger Construction: “Thank you for the excellent performance... Runway projects pose a high potential for incidents... I am pleased to say that this project was 100% incident free... To state it simply, Ranger Construction was the best runway paving contractor I have worked with over my 34year career in airport management on four continents...” Also highlighted were Ranger’s “outstanding management, supervision and coordination skills” with its own crews and with airfield lighting subcontractor H.L. Pruitt Corp.

Jorge Camejo is part of a Ranger Mechanical Services team working on a project for Florida Power & Light at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

Photo by Carl Thiemann

Ranger, V&G, Sharpe Put Group Among Top 20 In Highway Construction The Vecellio Group perennially ranks in or near the top half of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors list (this year listed as #223 in the U.S.) and among the leaders in highway and road construction (#19 this year), with projects by Ranger Construction, Vecellio & Grogan and Sharpe Bros. comprising the volume of contracted work. Calculations for the Top Contractors’ lists do not include any of the Group’s extensive mining or energy operations.


Finishes Touches: Ronald Simon, Dominique Simon and Ramon Escalante (far left); Sylvia Suarez (left); and Marco Rodas and Eduardo Salgado (below) were part of Ranger’s site development team at Palm Beach Outlets.

Private-Sector Site Development, Paving Work Continues To Rebound associations, such as Eagle Ridge, Thousand Pines and others throughout the company’s operational areas. “The private market is surging back in central and south Florida,” noted Leo Vecellio, Jr., Ranger CEO.

“There have been plenty of bid opportunities and we’ve had good success. Developers are once again evaluating the best overall value, not strictly the lowest price at bid time, to make sure they are receiving the most cost-effective completed project.”

Builder Recognizes Ranger With Safety Award

EMJ Construction, builder of Palm Beach Outlets at the former Palm Beach Mall site in West Palm Beach, honored Ranger Construction with its Award of Safety Excellence for ensuring safe operations on the busy jobsite. Ranger provided a complete site development and paving package for the new retail center. “We look forward to working with your company again,” said EMJ Executive V.P. Rob Eichelroth.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Helping Hands: Project Engineer Travis Gates sets grading points at Palm Beach Outlets (far right), while Field Mechanic Sean Hawkins inspects a compaction roller on the jobsite (below). Ranger asphalt crews provided paving services for all access roads and parking areas at the retail center (right).


Above: V&G workers pour concrete for bridge piers during construction on the “Western Loop” in Greensboro, NC.

Tight work areas and steep, rocky terrain add to the logistics and complexity on new highway construction in Logan County, WV, road reconstruc-

Photos by Carl Thiemann and Michael Vecellio

Left and Below: V&G is reconstructing a section of Rte-83 in Vansant, VA. The project involves a rerouted streambed and .75 miles of rebuilt roadway, .

With current project locations ranging from rugged mountains to sensitive wetlands, Vecellio & Grogan is calling on its decades of heavy/highway and site development experience to make good progress on a variety of challenging construction jobs.

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Left and Below: In the steep terrain of Logan County, WV, Vecellio & Grogan crews are building a new section of Rte-10.

tion in Vansant, VA, and road widening in Blowing Rock, NC. Extensive temporary work platforms are protecting wetlands during construction of a section of expressway in Greensboro, NC, while in Clintwood, VA, site work for a large educational complex required close coordination with many other contractors. For the experienced managers, supervisors and crews of Vecellio & Grogan, it’s all in a day’s work. Right: V&G is widening US-321 in Blowing Rock, NC.

Photos by Carl Thiemann and Michael Vecellio

Below: A large site development project at Ridgeview School in Clintwood, VA, shows V&G’s versatility.

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One of the Group’s newest pieces of equipment is a concrete pumping truck at Vecellio & Grogan.

The largest piece of equipment in the Vecellio Group’s fleet is White Rock Quarries’ Marion 8200 walking dragline in Miami, FL. Operated by North American Mining, it has a 105-cu. yd. bucket and a boom nearly the length of a football field. Power from a dedicated substation feeds the machine’s 14 electric motors, which generate 14,500 h.p.

Well-Equipped:

Front-end loaders, like this one moving recycled asphalt at a Sharpe Bros. plant in Greensboro, NC, are a versatile workhorse.

Key Strategy Provides Reliable, Productive Fleet For Mining, Paving & Heavy/Highway Construction

Two Kenworth T880 dump trucks, shown at Ranger Construction’s West Palm Beach asphalt plant, recently were added to the company’s fleet, along with a number of new T800s.

A recent addition to the equipment fleet is a Manitowoc MLC165 (left) currently deployed on V&G’s Western Loop project in Greensboro, NC (also see page 6). The 182-ton-capacity crane (165 metric tons) can install and remove its own tracks and counterweights, and features the latest in high-efficiency components.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

On the other end of the size spectrum, a rented skid steer (below) is perfectly suited for some finishing touches on a Ranger site development project in West Palm Beach, FL.


A Look At Our Port Everglades Operations Terminal Operations: Operations Manager Adam Rafford (above right) monitors the busy loading rack (top) at Vecenergy’s Port Everglades terminal in South Florida. Vecenergy operates petroleum products terminals in multiple states, with more than two million barrels of total capacity.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Petroleum Services: As the provider of offloading services at Port Everglades, Vecenergy’s South Florida Petroleum Services tends to a tanker ship at one of the unloading berths (left). Grids of piping at each berth route the products to the proper terminal destination (right). Dock Man Eli Ramos (below) opens a valve to accommodate the flow of product as it exits a ship through the unloading arms (below right).


Above and Below: At the 2014 National Pavement Expo, held earlier this year in Ft. Lauderdale, Ranger Truck Driver Courtney Williams delivered donated asphalt material used to demonstrate milling and paving.

Sharpe Bros.’ Safety Celebration

(Also see article & photos on page 3)

Above: Steve Beals (Travelers), Michael Vecellio, Ivan Clayton, Todd Nelson and Rob Stafford chat after the breakfast buffet. Above Right: Sharpe gave away eight flat screen TVs, one for each year of no lost time, through a random drawing to (L to R) Salvador Cuin, Randy Beal, Bill Smith, Bill Hill, Paul Hunt, Alfonso Martinez, Nahum Jaimes and Matthew King. Right: Becky Peeples, Sheila Plyler, Tomorow Betts and David Simmons share a laugh at the Sharpe Bros. event.

Above Left: Vecenergy’s Tad Todd explains the infrastructure at South Florida Petroleum Services in Port Everglades. Above: Damian Santana and Eli Ramos are part of the Vecenergy team at South Florida Petroleum Services.

Above: Tonia Garcia is part of the IT support team at Vecellio & Grogan’s Beckley, WV, office. Right: Helicopter Pilot J.D. Thomas runs through pre-flight processes after stopping to refuel during a three-state review of current highway projects with company executives on board. Above: Karol Moreno is part of a Ranger Mechanical Services team working on a Florida Power & Light pipeline in Port Everglades.


At Vecellio & Grogan’s shop, Beckley Equipment Repair, Truck Mechanic Cecil Williams has retired after 38 years. Cecil began his career with Vecellio & Grogan in 1976 as a Parts Runner. He worked in the warehouse before being promoted to Mechanic Helper, then Mechanic, where he utilized his many skills throughout a long and fruitful career. Cecil worked on trucks, tractors, and other on-road vehicles, as well as specialty equipment, such as walk behind rollers and generators. He also performed safety inspections.

Art Fowler, a 37-year employee of the Vecellio companies who served as a Vice President before his retirement in 1992, has passed away at the age of 84. Art worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways before serving in the Korean War, then in 1955 went to work for an asphalt paving company that became Black Rock Contracting, acquired by Vecellio & Grogan in 1973.

WELCOME ABOARD! Ranger Construction

Ercolano, Candace Project Engineer Lolli, Cristina Accounting Manager Ozbun, Corey Party Chief-Survey Boatwright, Jack Brooks, Savita Espinosa Garcia, Rafael Felder, Byron Gibson, Jeffrey Hawkins, Vincent Hernandez, Hecbert Moreno, Karol Moten, Edward Parrish, Alexander Pineiro Garcia, Marciano Pringal, Douglas Smith, Jr., Johnnie

Retirements Two White Rock Quarries’ employees with notable service records also recently retired. Horacio Cortes, a Sales Loader Operator for just over 19 years, hung up his hard hat in August. He was a reliable worker with a knack for loading trucks at the proper weight. Jose Suarez, a Welder for more than 15 years, retired in September. He took pride in precisely building up the metal on the aggregate plant’s crusher rotors for peak efficiency.

In memoriam A valuable member of the executive team, Art also became involved in the Vecellio Group’s expansion into Florida, helping oversee asphalt operations at Ranger Construction. Survivors include his two sons, also long-time employees: Scott is a Ranger V.P.; Rick is an Estimator. Their father will be sorely missed.

We welcome all who recently have been hired (or rehired) and who have passed their introductory period through Sept. 30, 2014, as well as the newest management team members (in italics). Taylor, Joshua Wood, Terry

Sharpe Bros.

Alvarez, Yair Irlen Guevara Bedolla-Aguilera, Eloy Bedolla-Aguilera, Juan Cuin, Salvador Hernandez, Angel Flores Johnson, James Kenneth King, Matthew

Vecellio & Grogan *

*and affiliated companies

Salmon, Charles Project Manager Smith, Daniel Field Engineer Baker, Robert Barton, Clarence Casas, Pedro Romero

Charles, Eric Lee Guerrero, Benigno Rubio Guerrero, Ciro Lopez Hadley, Louis Lara-Rojas, Enrique Looney, Wesley Malave-Padua, Jose Martinez-Madrid, Santos Medrano-Bueno, Eudoxio Mendez, Leonardo Miller, Stacy Mounts, Jr., Christopher Parrigan, Kenny Rodriguez-Irizarry, Luis Suyas, Ulises Omar Webb, Jr., James White, Teresa

Vecellio Management Services

Gryskiewicz, Alicia Collins

Kathryn Cotrill Vecellio, co-owner of the Vecellio Group along with her husband, Leo, and their sons, Christopher and Michael, has been inducted into her alma mater’s Hall of Fame. Mrs. Vecellio, a graduate of West Kathryn Vecellio Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences/Secondary Education and a Master of Art in Guidance and Counseling, has been active for decades in fundraising and volunteer work for a variety of community, charitable and educational organizations, and has received numerous awards and recognitions. In October she and five other alumni were inducted into the university’s College of Education and Human Services Hall of Fame. The ceremony noted her record of outstanding achievement and significant contributions to the college’s vision and mission. Among many other notable accomplishments, Mrs. Vecellio served for 14 years on the college’s visiting committee. She also was Chair of the American Heart Association’s most successful Heart Ball ever.

Vecenergy

Blanton, Michael Deopersaud, Devendra

White Rock Quarries

Brock, Robert Castillo, Jorge Davila, Erick Fleitas, Lazaro Massenat, Paul McCullough, Jr., Travis Menendez, Roberto Paddie, Gregory Perez, Luis Roger, Livan Wilson, Michael Dean

GREAT JOB! Congratulations to our employees receiving recent promotions! Keep up the great work! (Through Sept. 30, 2014.)

Ranger Construction

Kelly Dubois, Accts Payable Clerk Jason Klock, Paving Superintendent Corey Ozbun, Survey Party Chief

Vecenergy

Angel Colon, Dockman Class II Michael Zapach, Terminal Supervisor

The Vecellio Group proudly provides Equal Em­ployment Opportunity (EEO) for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or status as a qualified Vietnamera, special-disabled or other protected veteran.


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Hon. Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, Presents 2014 Vecellio Distinguished Lecture The Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, presented this year’s Vecellio Distinguished Lecture, held each fall at Virginia Tech, alma mater of several Vecellio family members.

Dome Restoration Project.

The Vecellio Distinguished Lecture is sponsored by the Vecellio Family Foundation and individual family members through an endowment to the school’s Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Ayers, as Architect of the Stephen T. Ayers Program. The endowment also Capitol, is responsible for all supports scholarships, fellowships and a design, construction, maintenance and opfull professorship at the school. eration of the historic U.S. Capitol Building, the care of 553 acres of grounds, Several Vecellio family members are and 17.4 million sq. ft. of legislative, alumni of Virginia Tech, beginning with judicial and other government buildings the late Leo Vecellio, Sr. (class of 1938). and facilities. Leo Vecellio, Jr. (1968) and Michael His lecture, “Serve, Preserve, and Inspire,” included an update on the current

Vecellio (2001) also are Virginia Tech graduates.

Past Presenters of the Vecellio Distinguished Lecture: 2001 – G. Wayne Clough President, Georgia Tech 2002 – Ted C. Kennedy Chairman, BE&K, Inc. 2003 – Philip A. Shucet Commissioner, VDOT 2004 – Patricia D. Galloway National President, ASCE 2005 – Hans Van Winkle Director, Construction Industry Institute

2006 – Ronald L. Johnson Major General, Deputy Chief of Engineers, US Army Corps of Engineers 2007 – Linda Figg President/CEO, Figg Engineering Group 2008 – Henry Petroski Professor, Duke University 2009 – Paul E. Torgersen Prof/Dean/Pres., Virginia Tech

2010 – Michael C. Vorster Emeritus Professor, Virginia Tech 2011 – John R. Hillman President, HC Bridge Company, LLC 2012 – Jan Tuchman Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News-Record 2013 – Bob Prieto Senior V.P., Fluor Corporation

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Vecenergy

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Vecenergy Regional Office (& Vecenergy Resources) 1600 SE 17th St. Causeway #400, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 463-0546

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