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1st/2nd Quarter 2015 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

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New Markets, New Services Vecellio Group Pursues Opportunities Amid New Business Landscape Pages 2-9

Sharpe Expands Into Winston-Salem

Vecellio & Grogan

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Ranger Construction

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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Photos by Mike Lively, Michael Vecellio and Greg Reilly

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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).


Sharpe Bros. • Vecellio & Grogan

New Markets, New Services

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Photos by Mike Lively and James Womble

On the cover & Page 2: Sharpe Bros. ‘Plant 4’ installation is in the final stages at Martin Marietta’s “Salem Quarry” near Winston-Salem, NC.

Group Pursues Variety Of Opportunities Amid New Business Landscape Success as a contractor depends on many factors – safety, quality and production among them. But even more basic is the market itself. Companies must pursue work where and when it is available, and in the current business landscape, markets and sectors look somewhat different from this time last decade.

Sharpe Bros. Installs Asphalt ‘Plant 4’ At Martin Marietta’s ‘Salem Quarry’ A Word From Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. Vecellio Group, Inc. Chairman, CEO and President

Swings and shifts in the market are nothing new, of course, and we’ve seen our share over the years. We take a proactive approach, combining the patience of a long-term view with carefully timed expansion, diversification and vertical integration when favorable opportunities arise. This has led to the size and scope of the Group today. In this issue we look at the ways our construction operations are moving into new markets, services and specializations during the current economy, while our materials and energy divisions continue making significant contributions to our success, as well. As always, regardless of market conditions, safety remains “Job #1’ for us. We’re proud of all those who keep our crews and work sites safe throughout the year! 2

Sharpe Bros.’ current expansion within North Carolina is a good example of the Vecellio Group’s carefully timed approach to changing market conditions. In a deal that was explored before the recession, put on the back shelf during the worst of it, and finalized over the past year of continued recovery, Sharpe is expanding westward by setting up an asphalt plant at aggregate producer Martin Marietta’s “Salem Quarry” near Winston-Salem. The arrangement benefits both companies: Sharpe extends its market reach, with an aggregate supply just a stone’s throw away, while Martin Marietta adds to its local production volume. Winston-Salem is part of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, home to a population of more than one million in and around its cities, including High Point and Greensboro, where Sharpe Bros. has been doing business since 1980. Acquired last decade as a division of Vecellio & Grogan, the grading, utilities and asphalt contractor will now be better able to serve its customers throughout the entire Triad region, where economic trends signal continued growth.

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Photos by James Womble

Sharpe Bros.’ recycling center grinds old shingles into asphalt-coated aggregates.

Sharpe Recycles Asphalt Shingles Into Aggregates

The operation is saving tons of shingles from ending up in area landfills, while saving roofing companies money on disposal fees. Cost-savings are also experienced by Sharpe and its customers. The shingles are ground up and screened into aggregates already coated with asphaltic cement, reducing the need for both types of virgin material. The process also removes leftover roofing nails, producing material ready for immediate use.

V&G’s Ridgeview School site development project in Clintwood, VA.

Vecellio & Grogan Steps Up Site Work, Range Of In-House Services Vecellio & Grogan, one of the midAtlantic states’ largest heavy/highway, bridge and site development contractors, is also adapting to a changed business landscape since the recession. The lack of a long-term, robust federal funding program has limited the number of highway and bridge construction projects throughout much of V&G’s market area, with

North Carolina one of the few exceptions. Another work staple, site development for energy companies, remains soft due to a variety of global and domestic factors. Low petroleum prices and an abundance of low-cost coal and natural gas have suppressed the demand for new mines or well sites. Demand for other types of site work, however, such as commercial and educational construction, has revived. V&G has stayed proactive amid all these changes. While the company did not historically pursue ultra-large or public-pri-

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With the addition of the Salem plant, Sharpe is once again operating three asphalt facilities to serve its paving crews and FOB customers, with the other two plants situated in Greensboro. Sharpe recently converted a third Greensboro site, formerly an asphalt plant, into a recycling center for asphalt shingles, filling a different need in the construction market while providing a number of benefits, as well.

Structure work makes up a large portion of Vecellio & Grogan’s $123 million ‘Western Loop’ project in Greensboro, NC. VanGuard • Newsmagazine of the Vecellio Group • 1st/2nd Quarter 2015

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In the past few years the company has secured nearly $200 million in highway and bridge work, most notably on these four projects: SR-10 in Logan County,

WV; SR-83 in Vansant, VA (completed this spring); US-321 in Blowing Rock, NC; and the Western Loop section of outer beltway around Greensboro, NC. The Western Loop job alone, part of proposed I-785/I-840, is valued at $123 million, making it the largest contract in V&G history. Not far from its Vansant highway project, V&G recently performed extensive site work for a new middle and high school

in Clintwood, VA. As a point of strategy, the company will continue to pursue site development work near its highway and bridge projects, allowing the most competitive bids and efficient management oversight. And in the energy sector, where market conditions could improve on short notice, V&G’s experience in overburden removal and drilling pad preparation, combined with its fleet of high-capacity equipment, keep it a frontrunner for coal and natural gas site work. In addition to pursuing new contracts on all fronts as either a prime or major subcontracting partner, Vecellio & Grogan is keeping more work in-house to trim costs and tighten production schedules. It recently acquired large-diameter drilling equipment for the construction of pier caissons, and is performing utilities and sound wall installation as well, rather than subcontracting those services.

V&G’s Route 83 realignment project in Vansant, VA.

Taken together, the moves allow V&G to competitively serve markets from Alabama to Illinois, adding value to owners through its broad experience and proven results. Meanwhile, the industry looks forward to additional opportunities should a long-term highway bill complete its journey through the political process.

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Construction of a section of West Virginia Route 10 in Logan County. Project will require a reinforced-earth retaining wall over 120 ft. high, one of the largest of its kind in the state.

Photos by Michael Vecellio

V & G • Ranger Construction

vate partnership projects, it has reoriented to do so. It is also pursuing smaller projects that, when the conditions are right, can be bid very competitively, including reclamation, remediation and other types of site work.

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Ranger Construction’s $85 million ‘Segment C’ Design-Build project is adding 3.6 miles of express lanes to I-75 in Broward County, FL. Ranger also has the adjacent $80 million Segment D contract, totaling 7.3 miles of new highway construction. The team includes design firm Wantman Group and bridge contractor Cone & Graham.

Ranger Construction also has been pursuing opportunities amid changes in the market. One of Florida’s leading heavy/highway, site development and asphalt contractors, Ranger has become a renowned design-build partner as well, capable of handling large-scale projects, while on the other end of the spectrum, it has provided mechanical services to meet port customers’ needs. In recent years Ranger reconfigured its estimating and project management staff to handle design-build projects, in which engineering and construction firms team up to bid, design and perform the work in a coordinated effort, providing increased efficiencies. The move has paid off. Ranger has successfully completed more than $230 million in design-build work in the past few years, with another $160 million currently underway. Another new focus, Ranger Mechanical Services, is led by Roberto Finale. Examples of its work include two recent projects at Vecenergy’s Port Everglades terminal. Ranger performed pipefitting and

connection work for the installation of a vapor recovery unit, and similar work for the modification of a jet fuel tank. Ranger has also provided mechanical services for FPL infrastructure at the terminal.

Production Schedules Follow Market Conditions Ranger has also been successful in obtaining traditionally bid road work, commercial site development and private paving contracts, although not at the record levels seen last decade.

DeBary plant remains available if needed. Just south of Melbourne, an underutilized plant was taken offline and dismantled, with components shipped north to facilitate Sharpe Bros.’ expansion plans (see page 2). Indirectly, Ranger also provided a working model for Sharpe’s new location strategy. In a longstanding arrangement, Ranger’s Miami plant is situated next to aggregate producer White Rock Quarries. Both Ranger and White Rock are Vecellio companies, whereas Sharpe has no corporate connection to its quarry neighbor, but the beneficial set-up is similar.

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During the boom, the company kept seven asphalt plants busy supplying its paving crews and FOB customers throughout central, eastern and southeastern Florida. Post-recession, demand is once again high at Ranger’s plants in Winter Garden, Ft. Pierce, West Palm Beach, Among other recent work for Disney properties, Ranger Pompano and built and paved parking areas for the ESPN Wide World of Miami, while Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. the company’s

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Ranger Adds To Its Design-Build, Mechanical Services Credentials

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Quality In Construction Awards Speak To Value Of Ranger’s Focused Approach Throughout the various market changes, Ranger Construction’s focus on quality has been constant. The Florida company received eight 2014 Quality In Construction Awards from the National Asphalt Pavement Association, adding to other paving and construction awards received during the year. “Projects that earn Quality in Construction Awards have been measured against industry best practices,” said William C. Ensor III, 2014 NAPA Chairman. “Ranger Construction met or exceeded these rigorous quality standards.”

I-4/SR-46 Interchange, Seminole County

The awards were presented at NAPA’s 60th annual meeting, held January in Marco Island, Florida. Comments from the award notification letters are in quotations:

Road Projects — • Mill and Overlay of SR-5/US-1 in Melbourne — “The company used sustainable paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and asphalt rubber binder (ARB), made from recycled tires, into the asphalt mixes. Despite working in a congested urban area, Ranger produced a very smooth roadway with excellent density.” • Improvements to the I-4/SR-46 interchange in Sanford — “This design/build project helped reduce congestion around the

busy interstate interchange. The company employed sustainable building techniques, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes to conserve natural resources and save energy. Employing a material transfer device during paving, Ranger Construction built a high-quality asphalt pavement making travel easier for motorists.” • Major Improvements to I-595 in Ft. Lauderdale — “The four-year project included new construction of the express lanes plus widening, milling, and replacement of several nearby roads. The company had to safely maintain traffic flow of up to 140,000 vehicles a day. During paving, the company used three asphalt plants and up to 10 paving crews at a time.” • Improvements to SR-19 in Tavares — “The company used sustainable paving techniques, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and asphalt rubber binder (ARB), made from recycled tires, into the mixes. Ranger Construction used a material transfer device to eliminate segregation of the mix while paving, and achieved a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.” • Mill and Overlay of SR-A1A on North Hutchinson Island — “The company used a material transfer device to eliminate segregation of the mix ingredients during paving, and achieved excellent results. Ranger Construction Industries incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and asphalt rubber binder (ARB), made from recycled tire rubber, into its mixes.”

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Airport Projects — • Mill and overlay of Kissimmee Gateway Airport Runway 6/24 — “The company used a material transfer vehicle to eliminate segregation, and achieved excellent test results in both the lab and the field densities. It produced a smooth, highquality asphalt pavement runway.” • Mill and Overlay of St. Lucie County International Airport Taxiway C — “The company achieved excellent test results on the mixes at the plant and used

a material transfer device to eliminate mix segregation during paving. Ranger Construction achieved excellent density results on the pavement’s mat and core, meeting stringent airport paving specifications.”

St. Lucie County Airport

• Mill and Overlay of Vero Beach Municipal Airport Runway 4/22 — “The company used a material transfer vehicle to eliminate segregation, and achieved excellent test results in the laboratory and on the roadway pavement. It produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement runway.”

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Runway 4/22, Vero Beach Airport,

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management on 4 continents.” — Terry Lloyd, A.A.E., Director of Aviation, Kissimmee Gateway, Osceola County

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White Rock Quarries • Vecenergy

White Rock’s Core Focus Keeps It A Market Leader Despite Volume Changes As a supplier of limestone aggregates and screenings to Florida’s construction industry, White Rock Quarries has also seen customer demand go from last decade’s extraordinary highs, to the recessionary decline, to this decade’s slow but steady recovery. White Rock was built from the ground up to be a low-cost producer, so management was able to adjust to the shifting demand and remain a market leader, despite changes to the overall volume.

Night shift operations at White Rock Quarries in Miami, FL.

For example, while the market as a whole was still in recovery, White Rock quickly ramped back up to supply 3.5 million tons of aggregates within 14 months for construction of an elevated runway at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The runway opened to air traffic in September 2014, with the sloping extension reaching six stories high at its eastern end, successfully culminating one of the largest embankment supply orders the industry had ever seen.

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Vecenergy terminal, Albuquerque, NM.

Vecenergy / South Florida Petroleum Services.

Vecenergy A Key Part Of Vertical Integration, Diversification Vecenergy, the Group’s energy division, is a textbook example of the benefits of vertical integration and diversification, providing added efficiency during peak years and a stabilizing factor during other parts of the market cycle. The division started just over a decade ago with a liquid asphalt terminal at the Port of Palm Beach operating as South Florida Materials Corp. The facility provides Ranger and other South Florida road contractors with a vital ingredient for manufacturing asphalt pavement mixes. The asphalt terminal was soon followed by construction of a diesel terminal at the same port, serving fuel wholesalers supplying retail outlets across the region.

Providing Opportunities Also Strengthens Group With the economy in general, and construction in particular, seeing continued, steady progress, the Vecellio Group has not only been pursuing new opportunities, it has been providing them as well. During the downturn, many workers in the construction industry moved on to other fields. The Group minimized this impact by retaining a core of highly qualified management, supervisory and operating personnel, while also keeping good relations with those who pursued opportunities elsewhere. In the years since, the companies’ reputation for providing a professional and safe workplace, competitive pay, and a

broad range of benefits has drawn back a well-qualified workforce to meet new project demands. With markets expected to improve even further, talented and dedicated personnel will continue to have the opportunity to become part of the team.

Customer Satisfaction Drives Companies On From the Vecellio Group’s construction and materials operations to its expansive energy division, providing excellent results and a high level of customer service are all in a day’s work. It is customer satisfaction, after all, that drives the businesses forward, and there is always room in the marketplace for that. g

At Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, the division began unloading petroleum tankers through its South Florida Petroleum Services, then built a high-volume petroleum products terminal at the port as well.

All these moves complemented and augmented the rest of the Group’s operations throughout the market’s swings.

Photos by Carl Thiemann and Craig Smith

In addition to providing products and services at South Florida ports, Vecenergy acquired and is operating petroleum terminals in Alabama, Georgia and New Mexico, for a total of more than 2.2 million barrels of capacity, with other expansion plans in the works, as well.

Vecenergy / South Florida Petroleum Services at Port Everglades, FL.

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Keeping our crews and work areas safe is the most important job our team leaders do. This involves regular training sessions, safety meetings, and safety compliance throughout each work shift, day or night. The Vecellio Group recognizes this dedication with supervisor safety awards based on multiple safety criteria tracked throughout the year.

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HUGHES, JOHNNY JENSEN, ERIK MORRIS, MICHAEL OVERCASH, TERRY PIERCE, CLYDE W. TRAIL, MICHAEL CHRISTIE, JAMES DION, ROBERT (TRENT) GRANTHAM, ROBERT HORTON, ZACH JOHNSON, JOSEPH OLORTEGUI, JAMES BYRD, CHESTER CARPENTER, CHRISTOPHER COVARRUBIAS, EMILIANO DICKSON, SCOTT GEIGER, CHARLES MONROE, PATRICK MOORE, GENE NASH, WILLIAM REED, MICHAEL ROBERTSON, RUFUS STOKES, GENE (BARRY) VERK, LARRY HENRY, DON JENSEN, MICHAEL SCHOLER, PETE STEWART, JERRY WALKER, DANIEL WHITE, FRANK

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Summer Jobsite Alert! Beware Of Heat Stroke Or Exhaustion Heat Stroke can be fatal if medical help is not summoned immediately! Symptoms include a body temperature of 105° or above, hot dry skin, mental confusion, delirium, loss of consciousness, convulsions or coma. Call for medical help immediately! Get the person out of the sun, pour lots of cool water on him or her to thoroughly soak the clothing, and fan vigorously to reduce body temperature. Heat stroke results from a combination of heat, exertion, and high humidity that doesn’t allow perspiration to

evaporate normally, driving up the body temperature to a dangerously high level. Heat Exhaustion results from not drinking enough fluids to replace what is lost through perspiration. Symptoms include weakness, fatigue, nausea or headache. The remedy is to get out of the sun and slowly drink small amounts of liquid until recovery. If the condition is severe, call for medical help!

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SE Florida Safety Council Honors Low OSHA Rates

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GREAT JOB!

Archie Brinson, Traffic Control Specialist Jorge Camejo, Lead, Mechanical Services Kenneth Newhouse, Asphalt Superintendent Jose Suarez, Traffic Control Specialist Gerard Tarin, Asphalt Lead

Courtney Trout, Contracts Admin. James Wilkerson Jr, Project Superintendent

Vecenergy

Devendra Deopersaud, Dockman, Class I Sisnarine Deopersaud, Dockman, Class II Wilkins Rodriguez, Dockman, Class I

WELCOME ABOARD! We’re pleased to welcome all recently hired (or rehired) employees completing their introductory periods through May 31, 2015. New management team members shown in italics.

Ranger Construction

Barbieri, James D., Project Engineer Gatling, Corey M., Project Superintendent Hampton, Anthony D., Project Superintendent Sumner, Robert V., Project Superintendent Aguion, Andres Avant, James L. Baker, Steven A. Beabout, Marikay L. Bishop, William R. Chavez Lopez, Jose Collington, Curtis L. Cox, Jeffrey K. Deaton, Kyle A. Delgado, Carlos O. Garcia, Tommy K. Helton, Shawn R. Hernandez, Angel I. Hernandez, Cesar A. Hernandez, Kevin Horton III, Roger L. Kelley, Larry M. LaManna, Joseph J. Lopez Moreno, Andres Martin, Devontavious D. McFolley, Denis L. Morris, Kenneth J. Nelson, Joel R. Pabon, Nelson Pacitti, Adam D. Parker, Jason G. Pearson, Trevor E. Perez, Jose M. Peters Jr., Dennis E. Powell, Robert A. Prado, Horelbis Santana, Alfonso F Skinner, Brandon M. Smith, Mark D Smith, Tyler J. Sookram, Bhola Stukel, Michael J.

Tiapula, Michael J. Tomlinson, Jamie J. Tope, Darren D. Vasquez, Carlos Villalba, Jose A. Vincent, Steven Votrobek, David C. Walker, James E. Walker, Warren M. Ware, Alonzo Wilson, Kerry A. Yates, Christopher M.

Vecellio & Grogan*

*and affiliated companies

Ranger employees and family in South Florida participated in a cancer research fundraising 5K run/walk, above, while back at the West Palm Beach office, accounting gets its green on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Are You Taking Full Advantage Of Your 401(k) Account? The Vecellio Group has a very beneficial 401(k) program available for all eligible employees. Auto-enrollment starts at a basic level, but the program allows employees to make significantly higher contributions to their accounts to build up savings for retirement. The company also has a generous discretionary contribution policy whereby it also invests in each employee’s 401(k) account, building up the savings even faster, subject to policy limitations. And if the need arises, employees can borrow from their accounts, subject to certain conditions. See your local HR representative for more details.

‘Let’s Move’ Campaign Rewards Keeping Active Vecellio Group employees were encouraged to take part in a friendly competition earlier this year by logging daily minutes spent on physical activity, such as walking. As a team, employees logged more than 16,800 activity minutes during the contest period!

Engineers Tour Ranger’s West Palm Asphalt Plant A South Florida chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers toured Ranger Construction’s West Palm Beach asphalt plant recently, with Ranger’s Ponch Frank, Jamie Moretz, Jason Daley, Jerry Stewart and Johnny Hughes among those hosting the group.

Bennett, Kevin L., Bridge Superintendent Pratt, Glenn R., Grade Superintendent Sommerville, James A., Grade Foreman Starnes, John Michael, Pipe Foreman Coffey, Brandon D. Franceschi, Jose M. Mendez-Rico, Clemente Valdez, Felipe G.

Vecellio Mgmt Services Croft Hearn, Jeanine

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Ranger Construction

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Congratulations to all employees receiving recent promotions! (Through May 31, 2015.)

Vecenergy

Del Solar, Enzo P.

White Rock Quarries

Greene, Kenneth C., Operations Manager Basulto, Armando C. Benjamin, Leroy J. Leon, Alexis Levell, Victor

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 Vietnam-era, special-disabled or other protected veteran.

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l s 3970 Liberty Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406

Phone: (336) 674-0138 • Fax: (336) 674-6997

Sharpe Bros. is contractor on a High Point Rd. streetscape project in Greensboro, NC.

Sharpe, Ranger Kick Off Notable New Road Projects Sharpe Bros. is improving a 1.7-mile section of High Point Rd. considered the gateway to Greensboro, NC, under a $13.4 million streetscape contract. Ranger Construction is building a section of St. John’s Heritage Parkway near Melbourne, FL, and improving and widening SR-70/Okeechobee Rd. at CR-611/ Jenkins Rd., under contracts valued at $12.2 million and $5.4 million, respectively.

l s 4572 High Point Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284

Group Ranks In Top 400

Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. www.VecellioGrogan.com

The Vecellio Group again ranks among America’s Top 400 Contractors, placing at #216 in Engineering News-Record’s most recent list, based on the volume at Vecellio & Grogan, Ranger Construction and Sharpe Bros. The Group also includes White Rock Quarries (mining) and Vecenergy (energy).

Phone/Fax: TBD. See www.SharpeBrosVG.com

2251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 P.O. Box 2438, Beckley, WV 25802-2438 Phone: (304) 252-6575 • Fax: (304) 252-4131

White rock quarries www.WRQuarries.com

18300 NW 122nd Avenue, Hialeah (Miami), FL 33018 P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (305) 822-5322 • Fax: (305) 824-1433

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Phone: (386) 668-1837 • Fax: (386) 753-1760

l s 4510 Glades Cutoff Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981

Vecenergy Tops Off NM Tank Vecenergy, the Group’s energy division, is putting a dome roof on Tank 31 at its Albuquerque, NM, terminal to accommodate ethanol products. Tanks are modified as needed for different commodities. The division owns and operates petroleum products terminals in Florida, Georgia and Alabama as well, totalling 2.2 million barrels of capacity.

Advanced Energy Services & Products Vecenergy

www.Vecenergy.com

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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Alabama — Montgomery Terminal 200 Hunter Loop Road, Montgomery, AL 36108 Phone: (334) 265-7071 • Fax: (334) 265-7072

Issue: 1st/2nd Quarter 2015 • Circulation: 3,800 Editor-in-Chief: Leo A. Vecellio, Jr., President, Chairman and CEO

Florida — Port Everglades Terminal 1200 SE 32nd St., Dania Beach, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9775 • Fax: (954) 468-0003

Florida — Port of Palm Beach Terminal (South Florida Materials Corp.) 300 Middle Rd., Port of Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: (561) 844-5153 • Fax: (561) 848-5660

Editor: Carl Thiemann, Communications Director (Email: Carl.Thiemann@VecellioGroup.com) Copyright © 2015 by Vecellio Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Vecellio Group’s print and online communications are the recipients of numerous awards and recognitions.

Georgia — Macon Terminal 2476 Allen Road, Macon, GA 31216 Phone: (478) 788-5511 • Fax: (478) 781-6626 New Mexico — Albuquerque Terminal 3200 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105 Phone: (505) 246-4402 • Fax: (505) 246-4444 so. flA. Petroleum Services (Port Everglades) 2550 Eisenhower Blvd. #11, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 467-9722

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