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1st/2nd Quarter 2016 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

The Vecellio Group

“A Tradition Of Excellence Since 1938”

www.VecellioGroup.com

GROUND CONTROL Ranger Lands Airport Projects, Meets High Expectations, Departs On Schedule

Photo by Carl Thiemann

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Also In This Issue: Awards Recognize Safety Focus.......2-5 A Word From Leo Vecellio, Jr........................................................2 Through the Lens: Monroe Bypass • Monroe, NC.................. 8-9 Through the Lens: Western Loop • Greensboro, NC.......... 10-11

White Rock Maintains High Quality Control Standards.............12 Sharpe, Ranger Asphalt Plants Earn “Diamond” Honors..........12 Ranger Earns Paving Quality Awards, Adds New Work............13 Vecenergy Hosts Christening Of New Tanker “Texas”.............14 Smiles; Retirement; Promotions; New Hires; In Memoriam...... 14-15 Ranger Honored For Community Involvement..........................16

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.

Energy Services & Products

Heavy/highway contracting, site development, and asphalt paving/resurfacing across 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).


Supervisor Safety Awards • Pages 2-4 Keeping our crews and work areas safe is the most important job our team leaders do. It involves regular training sessions, safety meetings and complying with all regulations throughout each work shift, day or night.

the year, including crew size and crew hours worked. Responsibilities vary from crew-level to project-level to area oversight, so some supervisors receive separate safety evaluations and are not listed here, although ALL contribute significantly to the Group’s safety culture.

The Vecellio Group recognizes this dedication with annual supervisor safety awards based on multiple criteria tracked throughout

The awards are listed alphabetically by division, showing appreciation for everyone earning recognition, regardless of crew size. Congratulations to all!

Advances In Safety, Total Buy-In Add Up To Safer Work Sites Safety improvements in the construction industry have come a long way over the years. AdvancA Word From es in safety Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. procedures, Vecellio Group, Inc. protective Chairman, CEO equipment, & President data collection, risk analysis and resources for training are all part of the reason, as is careful attention to ever-changing OSHA and MSHA regulations. As great as these things are, working safely involves even more than just putting the necessary procedures and tools in place. Safety takes teamwork, all of us looking out for each other, starting from the top. Speaking for the Vecellio family, nothing is more important to us as a Group. This is what makes safety work and this is why we hold our safety awards. Congratulations to our supervisors and crew members, throughout all our companies, for committing to keeping themselves and their coworkers safe. Keep up the good work! Let’s all keep striving to become even better. 2

Includes West Palm, Pompano and Miami locations. (Not all recipients pictured.) BATES, WAYNE BOSTON, DAVE CONDE, RICHARD COONEY, DAN DAZIL, LOUGISTE DELGADO, LUIS EVANS, GREG GERMAN, EZELL GORDON, EYON GREEN, JOHNNY JAMES, RAYMOND

LEAL, JOSE (TONY) MORETZ, JAMES MORRIS, RICHARD PARKER, JOHN PHIlLLIPSON, KEVIN PICKEL, DANIEL PURVIS, CHARLES PURVIS, MILES RACHAL, DALTON ROCHE, ROBERT ROSENCRANS, DOUG

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SCARBERRY, RANDY SCHWAGER, PAUL SMITH, LANORRIS SNEED, ROBERT THAMES, WAYNE TORRES, PEDRO TREMINIO, JOSE WATSON, CHRIS WEBBER, MARK WILKERSON, JAMES


Supervisor Safety Awards • Pages 2-4

Includes Winter Garden, DeBary and Ft. Pierce locations. (Not all pictured.) ANGEL, RICHARD BYRD, CHESTER CARPENTER, CHRIS CHRISTIE, JAMES COVARRUBIAS. EMILIANO

DION, TRENT DICKSON, SCOTT GATES, TRAVIS GEIGER, CHARLES GRANTHAM,ROBERT HENRY, DON HERNANDEZ, HECTOR HUGHES, JOHNNY JENSEN, ERIK

(Not all recipients pictured.) AGUERO, ANGEL DANIEL, GARY GREENE, KENNETH

JENSEN, MICHAEL KLOCK, JASON MONROE, PATRICK MORRIS, MICHAEL NASH, WILLIAM OLORTEGUI, JAMES OVERCASH, TERRY OZBUN, COREY PIERCE, CLYDE W.

HARBIN, STEVE HERNANDEZ, JOSE LERMO, JUAN MALONE, NATHANIEL PAYNE, CHARLES JR. RABASSA, JOSE

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ROBERTS, TERENCE ROBERTSON, RUFUS SCHOLER, PETE STEWART, JERRY TRAIL, MICHAEL VERK, LARRY WALKER, DANIEL WHITE, FRANK WILSON, IRA

REYES, TONY THOMPSON, MATTHEW THOMPSON, BUD TRUGLIO, STEVE WHYTE, TREVOR WILSON, MICHAEL

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LEE, RUSSELL MOLES, BRAD NUNEZ, LUIS PRATT, GLENN

RUNION, MIKE SEYMOUR, DAVID SMITH, JIM SOMMERVILLE, JAMES

BAILEY, TIM BISHOP, MIKE BRANSCOME, DAVE CARTER, DONALD HILL, WILLIAM MABE, TOMMY MARTIN, DALE

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TILLEY, DONALD WALKER, DANNY WEBB, MITCH WHITE, STEVE

NELSON, TODD OWEN, ISAAC OWENS, TODD SIMMONS, DAVID TORRES, FRANCISCO J. WESTMORELAND, ALLEN

Photos by Chris Harwell

ADKINS, EDDY ADKINS, STEVE BAILEY, CLYDE BENNETT, HAROLD RAY BROWN, FRED (CHARLIE) BRYANT, JAMES CLARY, RICHARD COOK, ARGEL DELP, DAVID DILORENZO, JERRY HARVEY, BRIAN HICKS, EDDIE JENKENS, RANDY LEE, REGINALD

Photos by V&G, John Riley

Twenty-six supervisors received safety awards at Vecellio & Grogan and the Beckley shop, Beckley Equipment Repair. The awards are given according to crew size, crew hours worked and other safety criteria tracked throughout the year. Congratulations to all recipients! (Not all available for photo.)


Safety Briefs • Additional Awards Ranger Earns AGC-FEC Awards

Recent “No Lost Time” Milestones • • • •

Vecenergy – 5 Years Beckley Equipment Repair – 3.5 Yrs White Rock Quarries – 1.5 Years Ranger Central – 1 Year

PBC Safety Council Honors Vecenergy, Ranger For Maintaining Low OSHA Rates

Summer Safety Alert: Beware of Heat Stroke and Heat 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!

ILTA Honors Vecenergy with Safety Excellence Award

Six Ranger Supervisors Become COSS Certified

Sheldon Primus, left, a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist/ Safe Supervisor Instructor, commends six Ranger Construction supervisors who recently completed a three-day training program: Ira Wilson, Angel Soria, Will Minaya Reynoso, Mike Moss, Jesse Ingham and Kakio Barnes. The training was coordinated through the Safety Council of Palm Beach County.

Beckley Shop Team Lauded For ‘No Lost Time’ Beckley Equipment Repair, Vecellio & Grogan’s affiliated shop, was treated to a luncheon and door prizes to mark more than three years of “No Lost Time.”

Vecenergy recently received a Safety Excellence Award from the International Liquid Terminals Association. Shown are ILTA President Melinda Whitney and Safety Director David Iglesia, representing Vecenergy, which has logged more than five years with no “Lost Time” incidents.

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GROUND CONTROL Ranger Lands Airport Projects, Meets High Standards, Departs On Schedule Building and paving roads is already a demanding profession, but when the “roads” are used for launching and landing airborne traffic, things get racheted up to an even higher level of precision. Ranger Construction is known across Central and Southeast Florida for its site development, asphalt contracting and road building services, but thanks to its focus on quality and customer service, the company is also a go-to solution for airports needing runway,

taxiway or apron construction, rehabilitation or resurfacing. Successfully completing a multitude of airport projects in recent years, Ranger has earned industry awards and praise from airport officials for its ability to meet demanding production specifications and project schedules. Ranger performed extensive work at Palm Beach International Airport, for example, consisting of three sections: Air Cargo, Concourse A and B, and Taxiway D/E (pictured here). Ranger also has completed airport projects at the following locations in recent years:

ON THE COVER and Pages 6 & 7: Ranger Construction completes reconstruction of Taxiway D/E at Palm Beach International Airport. It was one of several recent projects at the busy facility. 6

Photos by Carl Thiemann

• Kissimmee Gateway – Runway 6/24* **

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• Lantana • North Palm Beach County • Orion facility at Opa-Locka Executive (continued)


• Orlando Executive – North Ramp

• Lakeland Linder Regional – Runway 9/27, Taxiway E1, South Ramp • Martin County – Runway 12/30

• St. Lucie County – Taxiway A & B, Taxiway C* • Vero Beach – Runway 4/22* • Winter Haven - Runway 5/23

• Nassau International, Phase 1

* Honored with quality award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association

• Sanford-Orlando International – Runway 9/27, Taxiway B, Taxiway LAP Extension

** Honored with quality award from the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida

Photos by Carl Thiemann

• Lakeland – Taxiway D, Southwest Apron, North Apron, Taxiway D Extension, Grass Runway

Ranger Construction crews finish work on Taxiway D/E at Palm Beach International Airport.

• Sikorsky facility at Pratt & Whitney • Orlando International – Airside 4, Taxiway H188, Taxiway J & F, and J & L

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“Monroe Bypass” Monroe, NC

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Through The Lens

Top Left: Valentine Garcia stands ready to guide a drainage pipe segment into place. Top Right: Tim Phillips affixes sealant around a pipe end. Above (& Below): Bradley Manns, on a Cat 349F excavator, and Kevin Hill, running a Cat D6 Dozer, grade a section of the new highway. Left: Tim Phillips and Stephen Billeter guide a segment of 72” drainage pipe into place.

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Vecellio & Grogan is the grading and drainage subcontractor for 10 miles of new highway construction east of Charlotte, NC. Above: Francis Garcia removes a lift cable after pipe placement and backfill.

The $25.3 million subcontract includes 2.4 million cu.yds. of earthwork.

Above Right: Hoe Operator Larry Weisel places backfill beside laid pipe, while Sigmond King compacts the material with a tamper. Photos by Carl Thiemann

Right: Bob Woodford checks a detail on a wall map of the project. Far Right: Dolly Ashby operates an offroad articulated haul truck moving material on the project. Below Right: Francis Garcia and Valentine Garcia guide a pipe segment as it is lowered and positioned into place, a laser ensuring accuracy. Below: Robert Gallardo wraps sealant around a pipe segment prior to placement.

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Through The Lens

“Western Loop” Greensboro, NC

Vecellio & Grogan is building a section of outer beltway northwest of Greensboro, NC, as part of I-785/I-840. Sharpe Bros. is handling the asphalt paving on the project. Above Left: Kenneth Johnson compacts asphalt on the mainline. Photos by Carl Thiemann

Above Middle: Finishing touches on the bridge decks include completing the deck joints. Above Right: Enrique Rojas fastens supports during bridge construction, as seen through girders awaiting placement. Far Left: Harold Valencia fastens supports during bridge construction. Left: Alex Esguivel adjusts the screed during mainline paving.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Below: Workers install stay-in-place forms prior to a bridge deck being poured.

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Above: A Sharpe crew paves the mainline. Right: Material being loaded for hauling.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Far Right & Below: Skyler Nelson guides a dump truck delivering asphalt pavement to a material transfer vehicle, operated by Jose Garcia-Lime and Josh Baker.

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Photos by Carl Thiemann

White Rock Has Firm Control On Quality White Rock Quarries in Miami, FL, supplies the state’s construction industry with high-quality limestone aggregates and screenings. Quality control is assured through rigorous daily testing that verifies all materials, from base rock for road foundations, to aggregates for asphalt mixes, to superfine materials for concrete mixes, are comprised

of the proper material sizes and concentrations. Maintaining the extensive records and performing daily lab tests are Quality Control / Load-Out Superintendent Tony Reyes (far left), Anibal Balladares (above left) and Chris Reznik (above right). The lab had zero deficiencies in its latest Construction Materials Engineering Council (CMEC) inspection.

Safety, Production Quality Lead To Diamond Commendations At Ranger, Sharpe

For exemplary operation of their asphalt plants and quality control labs, the compa-

nies have been recognized with Diamond Achievement Commendations from the National Asphalt Pavement Association. The program evaluates a number of criteria, including: •  Safety Protocols & Records •  Production Quality •  Production Efficiency

•  Environmental Compliance •  Community Awareness •  Plant Appearance The Diamond Achievement Commendations, which Ranger and Sharpe earned for all eligible plants, show dedication to best practices, including being good neighbors and valued members of the community.

QC Technicians Sean Smith and Juan Contreras (left), Plant Operator Todd Owens (right) and the rest of the team ensure high-quality asphalt mixes are prepared at Sharpe Bros.’ newest plant near Winston-Salem, NC (above).

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Photos by Carl Thiemann

High standards are a way of life throughout the Vecellio companies, and this extends to Ranger Construction’s asphalt facilities throughout central and southeast Florida, as well as Sharpe Bros.’ multiple locations in the greater Greensboro, NC, area.


Ranger Receives Six Quality Awards For Roadway, Site Projects cluded construction of two additional inside lanes along I-95 for approximately nine miles, and milling and resurfacing the existing lanes. It also required the widening of several bridge pairs as well as the reconstruction of ramps at the SR-70 and SR-68 interchanges. The improvements accommodate six additional projects planned for the area.

Ranger Construction has received a Build Florida Award from the Associated General Contractors of America for extensive site development and paving work at Palm Beach Outlets, a regional shopping destination located in West Palm Beach. Ranger also received five Quality In Construction Awards from the National Asphalt Pavement Association for these recent Florida projects: • I-95 Design-Build project in Ft. Pierce. This multi-year project in-

• I-4 Improvements in Polk County. This mill and overlay project required the company to pave in heavy traffic. Challenges included delays caused by bad weather and the need for lane closures. The company placed almost 54,000 tons of asphalt in two lifts totaling 2.25 inches.

Ranger had to work around heavy traffic. • Work on CR-68 in Vero Beach. The company milled the road, then placed a total of 2.5 inches of asphalt in the intermediate and surface courses. This project also won a Florida Department of Transportation award for excellence in paving. Ranger’s Scott Fowler, at right above, and Greg Reilly, at right, receive NAPA and AGC awards, respectively, for the company’s high-quality work.

Photos by Nelson Aerial, Ranger, AGC, and NAPA

• Work on U.S. 1 in Rockledge. The company milled the road then placed a 1.5-inch course of binder asphalt, followed by a .75-inch surface asphalt course. • SR-60 Improvements in Yeehaw Junction. The company milled the roadway, then replaced the removed asphalt pavement with four courses of paving material, including a .75-inch surface course. Left: I-4 Mill and Overlay Project in Polk County, FL. Right: US-1 Milling and Resurfacing Project in Rockledge, FL.

Ranger Adds Host Of New Projects To Work List

Near Orlando, Ranger is milling and resurfacing about 16 miles of SR-417 (Central Florida Greeneway), between International Drive and Moss Park Road, under a $18.5-million contract. In Volusia County, Ranger has started work on a $6.4-million project to resurface, restore and rehabilitate more than five miles of I-4/SR-400. The company is milling and resurfacing 12.5 miles of SR-33 (Commonwealth Ave.) in northern Polk County. Also in Polk County, crews are widening, milling, resurfacing and making

other improvements to nearly seven miles of SR-60, from CR-630 to the Kissimmee River Bridge. The company also picked up a City of Oviedo street resurfacing contract in Seminole County, while in Okeechobee County, crews are repaving more than two miles of SR-70 under a 200-day, $2.75-million contract. To assist with hurricane evacuation and other emergency needs, Ranger added six feet of paved and gravel shoulder to a two-mile, two-lane section of CR-512 in Indian River County just west of I-95. More than three miles of milling and resurfacing work has begun on Old Dixie Highway in Palm Beach County on a project valued about $1 million. Farther south, Ranger is resurfacing 10 miles of SR-90 (US-41/Tamiami Trail) in Miami-Dade County under a $4.1-million contract.

Photo by Mike Jensen

As Ranger Construction works on two I-75 design-build jobs near Ft. Lauderdale, SR-710 reconstruction in Palm Beach County, and St. Johns Heritage Parkway construction in Melbourne, among numerous other public- and private-sector projects throughout central and southeast Florida, the company also has a number of newer jobs underway.

Ranger Construction is rehabilitating more than five miles of I-4/SR-400 in Volusia County, FL, in a project involving night work. Equipment includes a new CAT PM200 milling machine.

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Just a few of the friendly faces around Vecellio Group work sites and recent safety events.

HAPPY RETIREMENT! CHARLES PURVIS

Photos by Ranger and VGI

After more than 37 years of dedicated service to Ranger Construction, Asphalt Plant Superintendent Charles Purvis retired earlier this year.

quent changes in production orders, managing the needs of the plant itself, and dealing with any other issues relating to asphalt production.

Charles was hired as an Asphalt Plant Superintendent by Rubin Construction in 1978, just before it became part of the Vecellio Group and was renamed Ranger Construction.

Charles’ work ensured highquality asphalt production, not only for Ranger paving crews, but for FOB sales as well. The job involved constant attention and commitment, and Charles proved himself more than worthy of the task.

He was highly skilled and completely reliable, always dedicated to meeting and exceeding safety and production standards. He very capably responded to fre-

The cornerstone of Ranger’s West Palm Beach asphalt plant operations for decades, Charles also worked at other South Florida Ranger plants in recent years.

Vecenergy’s South Florida Petroleum Hosts Christening Of New Crowley Tanker ‘Texas’

Photos by Crowley Maritime and Carl Thiemann

Texas, a brand new Crowley Maritime vessel chartered by Exxon Mobil, berthed in Port Evergades in February to offload petroleum products through South Florida Petroleum Services, a Vecenergy operation. Representatives from Crowley, Exxon Mobil, Port Everglades, and Vecenergy were on hand for the christening.

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IN MEMORIAM

GREAT JOB! Congratulations to all employees receiving recent promotions! (Through May 31, 2016.) Management team members shown in italics.

Ranger Construction Dan Cooney, Dir. Asphalt Operations Johnny Hughes, Senior Plant Supt. Miles Purvis, Plant Manager Renato Reis, QC Manager Angel Soria, Traffic Control Foreman Benjamin Taylor, Grading Foreman Ofelio Chavez, Asphalt Lead Person Kale R. Christian, Utility Operator Ramon Escalante, Loader Operator Jessie L. Hamilton II, Mtrl Tfr Vehicle Antonio Hill, Screed Op Trainee

Roger L. Horton III, Backhoe Op April Johnson, Project Engineer Jose J. Lopez, Lowboy Driver Andres Lopez Moreno, Mtrl Tfr Vehicle Andrew Maniotis, Project Engineer Ricardo Martinez, Motor Grader Op Johnnie M. Pruitt, Roller Operator Eddie Santana, Asphalt Lead Person Matthew R. Swinney, Traffic Control Specialist Quentin J. Walker, Asphalt Raker

Vecenergy

Wilkins Rodriguez, Dockman Class II Eric Mendez, Person In Charge

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Jim Bower, Operations Manager – Structures Matt Farley, VP of Construction Brian Harvey, Operations Manager – Construction Dakota Smith, Project Engineer Aaron McGiffin, Custodian

WELCOME ABOARD! We’re pleased to welcome all new or returning employees completing their introductory periods through May 31, 2016. (We also welcome aboard all management team members, shown in italics.)

Ranger Construction

Bridger Jr., Dennis K. Milling Foreman Corcoran, Kevin P. Project Superintendent Drane, Patrick W. Traffic Control Foreman Guinane Jr., William T. Quality Control Hampton, Anthony D. Grade Area Manager Kennedy, Michael J. General Counsel McIntyre, Senia M. Project Manager Oriend, Michael A. Grade Superintendent Rehyansky, Thomas C. Environmental Manager Torres, Pedro J. Project Superintendent Abreu, Maria L. Aguilar, Alejandro Alexander, Joshua L. Ali, Iqbal A. R. Amirato, Pedro F. Arnold, Christopher B. Bennett, Andrew T. Bickel, Troy A. Bishop, Raymond H. Borowski, Daniel C. Boyd Jr., Eugene Burton, April M. Campbell, Timothy M. Castro Morales, Abner E. Catalan, Yoeybis

Covarrubias, Homero De Vegas, Luis Delaney, Cherrise E. Diaz, Marcos A. Diaz, Ronal Estrada, Jose M. Everage, Douglas J. Faulkner Jr., Tony A. Felicien, Nicodemus Figueroa Cruz, Luis R. Glover, Earl M. Grant, Amon F. Grubbs, Ricky L. Harker, Christina N. Harkless, Shawn D. Harris Jr., Willie J. Ingram, Samuel H. King, Carol R. Lampley, Javoris T. Lopez Gatorno, Hector S. Minaya Reynoso, Willy J. Molina, Anacelis R. Mooney, Michael K. Osejo, James Pacheco Gilbert, Radames Payne, Daniel T. Phillips, Christopher L. Powell, Allen C. Ragoobeer, Ramdat Rayfield, Clifford G. Rodriguez, Jose L Ruiz Jr., Nicholas Sands, Mark W. Scott Jr., Tommy L. Scott, James T. Scott, Terry Starke, David R. Underhill, Francis T.

Usher, Michael J. Webb, Donovan F Williams, Wayne A. Willis Jr., Richard J.

Sharpe Bros.

Hart, Donnie A. Asphalt Foreman Contreras Ontiveros, Juan Pugh Jr., Armp C. Simms, Sabrina L.

Vecellio & Grogan*

*and affiliated companies

Martin, Gregory J. Grade Foreman Ogles, James R. Pipe Foreman Barrientes, Elias Carter, Jared J. Garcia, Valentin L. Jimenez Guevara, Luis E. Jones, Jessie Lee King, Sigmund R. Langlois, Scott T. Manns, Bradley C. Manzano Guzmano, Adrian Meador, Valerie G. Medina, Julio M. Michael, Allison L. Parrigan, Kenny R. Phillips, Timmie D. Rivera Cruz, Miguel A. Robles Quiles, Jorge J. Wargo, Joseph T. Wood, William E.

Vecellio Mgmt Services Hartigan, Braden R. Salazar, Kimberly

Vecenergy

Hardin, Kevin J. Director – Operations & Business Development Baugh, Sheldon A. Cole, Juavanie R. George, Nicholas P. Leal, Michael A. Pineda, Meliton R. Posada, Frankie Jr. Tenorio, Jennifer E.

White Rock Quarries

Lee, Earon O. Quarries Engineer & Planning Manager Abad Yero, Nicasio D. Chavez, Jose A. Fernandez, Mariano Francis, Everal L. Hayden, Floyd F. Mejias, Bernardo A. Morera Rodriguez, Arleys Smith, Jerell A. Suarez Justo, Cesar E. Valentin, Angel M. Veilleux, Erick .

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.

We extend sincere condolences to the families of employees/former employees who have passed away recently, including:

KEITH BRADLEY Keith Bradley, a former Vecellio & Grogan Project Engineer, died in January 2016. Keith retired several years ago after 21 years of service. He started with the company in 1991 and worked on I-181 (I-26) in Unicoi County, TN; Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, Greer, SC; US-421 in Wilkesboro, NC; and the Wake Expressway in Wake County, NC, among other projects. In 2003, Keith was assigned as the Project Engineer for a group of jobs at Piedmont Triad Airport in North Carolina for a new FedEx Mid-Atlantic Hub. The work included Bryan Boulevard relocation, Runway Phases I and II, Honda site preparation Phases I and II, and the FedEx Building site work. Keith also worked in Grant County, WV, performing engineering work on the Corridor H Bismark-Foreman Project for the WVDOH.

FULVIO J. DAVILA Fulvio J. Davila, a Heavy Equipment Serviceman at White Rock Quarries, died in January 2016, a victim in an off-duty traffic accident. Fulvio started as a Mechanic’s Assistant in 2005 and was soon promoted in recognition of his skill and hard work. He was known for always having a positive attitude.

BENNY HALE Benny Hale, a Ranger Construction Project Superintendent who retired after 41 years of service with the Vecellio Group, passed away in April 2016. Benny was hired by Vecellio & Grogan in West Virginia as a Dozer Operator in 1970. Over the next 15 years he was promoted to hourly Foreman, salaried Foreman, then Assistant Superintendent. He transferred to Ranger Construction in Florida in 1986 as a Project Superintendent. His skills were needed again at V&G in 1994, so Benny temporarily transferred back. In 1995 Benny returned to Ranger, where he finished out his career. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, he successfully managed both public- and private-sector projects. Survivors include his wife, Patricia “Peach” Hale, also a retired long-term Ranger Construction employee.

ZACHARIAH “ZACK” MYERS Zachariah “Zack” Myers, a 33-year employee of the Vecellio Group who retired in 2010, passed away in April 2016. Zack was hired in 1977 at Black Rock Contracting, a division of Vecellio & Grogan at the time. He transferred to Stuart, FL, in 1982, where he managed Stuart Contracting for six years, then transferred to Ranger Construction’s asphalt operations in Ft. Pierce as Plant Superintendent. In 2006 Zack transferred to West Palm Beach, location of the Division’s busiest plant, where he oversaw maintenance operations as Plant Maintenance Foreman.

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‘Helping Hand’ Award Recognizes Ranger’s Community Involvement

    s 320 Benson Junction Road, DeBary, FL 32713 Phone: (386) 668-1837 • Fax: (386) 753-1760

    s 4510 Glades Cutoff Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 P.O. Box 14589, Ft. Pierce, FL 34979 Phone: (772) 464-6460 • Fax: (772) 466-9559

Ranger Construction has been honored with a “Helping Hand” Award for its many community outreach programs. Given by the Transportation Development Foundation, an arm of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the award recognizes Ranger’s extensive community involvement, which regularly includes participation in Construction Career Days, Race for the Cure, Touch-A-Truck events, and adopting needy families for holiday toy giveaways.

    s 17800 NW 122nd Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33018

Plant Phone: (305) 828-9464 • Fax: (305) 818-7172 Office Phone: (305) 718-8070 • Fax: (305) 718-8184

    s 2503 NW 48th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33073 Phone: (954) 428-8712 • Fax: (954) 422-1878

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Above Left: Ranger’s Ponch Frank accepts ARTBA’s Helping Hand Award from TDF Chairman Leo Vecellio, Jr.

    n 6311 Burnt Poplar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409 (Shingle Recycling Center)

    s 7809 Lebanon Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

Phone: (336) 605-3775 • Fax: (336) 605-7065

    s 3970 Liberty Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406

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

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    s 4572 High Point Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284 Phone: (336) 355-1818 • Fax: (336) 346-8160

VECELLIO & GROGAN, INC. www.VecellioGrogan.com

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