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4th Quarter 2016 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

The Vecellio Group

“A Tradition Of Excellence Since 1938”

www.VecellioGroup.com

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Spanning The Construction Spectrum From Buildings To Bridges, Aggregates Provide Solid Foundation Page 2 Also In This Issue: A Word From Leo Vecellio, Jr., Chairman, CEO & President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 New Work At Ranger Includes Roads, Runway Rehab, And Site Prep. . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jobsite Image Selected For Transportation Builder’s Annual Feature. . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vecellio & Grogan Adds New Bridge Projects, More Road-Widening. . . . . . . . . . . 3 “Through The Lens” On V&G’s Rte 10 Project In Logan County, WV. . . . . . . . . . 4-6 Personnel News & Notes: Promotions, New Hires, In Memoriam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

2016 Service Awards Honor 14 Long-Time Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Service Anniversaries Recognize Employees With 5 or More Years. . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Vecellio Family Foundation Grants 11 Scholarships Totaling $104,000 . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ranger, Sharpe Bros. Asphalt Plants Repeat At ‘Diamond’ Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Vecenergy , Beckley Shop Lead Way In ‘No Lost Time’ Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . 12 Vecellio Group Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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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 two million barrels.


Photos by Carl Thiemann and Aerial Photography Inc.

COVER: Trucks loaded with aggregates go through the outbound scales at White Rock Quarries in Miami, FL. Clockwise From Above: Production, sales and shop areas at White Rock’s main site (also visible is Ranger Construction’s Miami asphalt plant, near the top right). Limerock products include concrete blocks; poured concrete for floors, walls and columns for vertical construction; drainage pipes; and asphalt pavement for runways, taxiways and highways.

Aggregates Provide Solid Foundation For Construction Industry Limerock is not only an abundant natural resource, it is a vital building block for the construction industry in Florida. For decades, White Rock Quarries in western Miami-Dade County has provided some of the highestquality material in the state.

14 Long-Timers, Representing 370 Years of Service, Honored As This Year’s Service Award Recipients It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge our annual Service Award recipients. In 2016 we had 14, and we sincerely appreciate their years of dedication and outstanding contribution to the success of our organization. Please take a moment to enjoy their career summaries, featured on pages 8-9. We’re proud of all our long-term employees, many of whom have been with us for decades. Those who have celebrated five or more years of 2

A Word From Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. Vecellio Group, Inc. Chairman, CEO & President

service are recognized on pages 10-11. In the years ahead we hope those who have joined us more recently also will be listed among the ranks of our “long-timers.” Thank you all for your good work! We also extend congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Family Foundation scholarships, shown on page 11. They are the leaders of tomorrow and we’re blessed to play such an important role in their lives.

As one of the nation’s leading single-site producers, White Rock provides a variety of DOT-certified limerock aggregates and screenings, used for road beds, asphalt pavement, and in concrete products for building bridges, schools, hospitals, homes, office buildings, shopping centers and more. Also called limestone, limerock is fragmented and mined under highly regulated and carefully controlled conditions. Draglines dredge up raw material for processing at on-site crushing plants. Aggregates and screenings are then trucked or shipped by rail throughout the state. Aggregates are crucial to more than just vertical construction: Florida’s roads, bridges and airport runways could go nowhere without them. Larger sizes stabilize road beds and embankments, while smaller sizes go into pavement mixes for highways, streets and runways. Screenings or fines are a key component of concrete bridges, walls, drainage pipes, utility poles, curbs, sidewalks and more. Since the 1980s, White Rock has proudly helped to meet this need for high-quality, lowcost construction materials in the Sunshine State.

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Ranger Stays Busy On Street Projects, Turnpike Ramp, Runway Rehab, And Private Site Development

In West Palm Beach, work began in September to mill and resurface a 3.3-mile stretch of Old Dixie Highway, with 150 days for completion. The contract is valued at $1.05 million. One of Ranger’s newest projects is improving the Glades Road Turnpike ramp in Boca Raton under an $8.38-million contract. Begun in December with a 290-day schedule, the job includes widening the northbound off-ramp to two lanes, and reconfiguring the mainline Turnpike lanes to provide an additional auxiliary lane in the northbound direction. It also includes a replacement two-lane bridge and addition of a turn lane.

Also in December, Ranger was low bidder on a 190-day project to mill, resurface, widen and make other improvements to 2.3 miles of SR-615/N. 25th Street in St. Lucie County. The work is valued at $2.14 million. In the private sector, Ranger is providing earthwork for a new G.L. Homes housing subdivision west of SR-7 in Boca Raton. Other new projects scheduled to begin soon include rehabilitating Taxiway C at Orlando International Airport under a $6.19 million, 175-day contract. Terms include removing and replacing full-depth base and pavement, adding an asphalt rubber membrane interlayer (ARMI), improving shoulders, and upgrading drainage and lighting. In Palm Beach County, the company is improving four miles of SR-809/Military Trail under a contract valued at $8.53 million. Extending south of SR-80/Southern Blvd., the 414-day job includes milling, resurfacing, utility adjustments, drainage improvements and related road work.

Photo by Carl Thiemann

Ranger recently began work on a number of new projects, including SR-5/US-1 in Titusville, FL. The $3.76-million contract calls for milling and resurfacing 3 miles of four-lane divided highway, adding turn lanes, removing some concrete pavement and replacing selected drainage. Completion is due in March 2017.

FEATURED PHOTO — An image taken on Vecellio & Grogan’s “Western Loop” project in Greensboro, NC, was recently featured in “Through The Lens,” an annual special section of Transportation Builder magazine, published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

Vecellio & Grogan Adds Two New Bridge Projects, More Road-Widening Work Vecellio & Grogan has been awarded several contracts for transportation improvement projects in the past few months. Two are bridge projects in Virginia, while another involves road widening in North Carolina.

DIAMOND-LEVEL OPERATIONS — Sharpe Bros. asphalt plants in North Carolina, along with Ranger Construction’s Florida plants, all received Diamond Achievement Commendations from NAPA (see also page 12).

One of the bridge jobs, valued at $48 million, calls for replacing the half-century-old northbound span of I-81 over New River near Radford. The new span will go up between the existing north and southbound bridges. V&G’s contract includes interchange reconstruction at Route 232, which will also involve bridge work, and extending a deceleration lane to improve safety. Work is due for completion in late 2020.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

In Weber City, VA, the company is replacing two Route 23 spans over North Fork Holston River. The $6.5-million contract includes a completion date of November 2018. Excavation and grading crews also have new work lined up. V&G will widen four miles of US-221 in Ashe County, NC, under a $53 million contract. The project transforms a twolane road into a divided highway, requiring 3.4 million c.y. of earthwork, about one-fifth of which is rock. Specs call for a double-barrel concrete box culvert (15-ft. x 11-ft. x 228-ft., each barrel). Completion is due in Dec. 2020. The job is located about 40 minutes northeast of the company’s existing US-321 widening project in Blowing Rock.

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Top Left: The Davey Branch Bridge spans a newly built road allowing local residents to access WV-10.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Top Right: V&G crew members Shawn Rider, Kurt Blankenbeckler and Dave Vance spread material before laying pipe.

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Far Left: Using an extendable work platform, Dana Halcomb and others remove bridge overhang forms. Left: A stair-stepped reinforced earth wall on the project. Below: An access road climbs up a hollow before curving back to meet a new section of WV-10 at the Davey Branch Bridge.


Through The Lens

“WV-10” Logan, WV

Vecellio & Grogan is nearing completion of a $40 million, 1.74-mile section of WV-10 in Logan County, WV. Significant challenges included approximately 3.4 million c.y. of excavation in very difficult terrain, with tough rock located near sharp drop-offs. Other notable details included construction of a temporary causeway and a reinforced-earth retaining wall more than 120-ft. high, one of the largest of its kind in the state. (Also see page 6.) Top Left: Evelyn Jarrell operates a compaction roller on the shoulder of a WV-10 access road. Top Right: Concrete is poured on the bridge deck over the summer. Right: Scottie Greene fixes a hose clamp on an excavator while Dave Vance looks on. Far Right: A bridge crew removes overhang forms during the final stages of bridge work. Below Left: A challenging aspect of the excavation was the considerable amount of rock within limited work areas near steep drop-offs. Bottom Left: Bridge Superintendent Russell Lee, left, consults with Grading Superintendent Steve Adkins on V&G’s WV-10 project.

Photos by Carl Thiemann, Joe Mattlin and Rob Williams

Bottom Right: The WV-10 project involved building a stair-stepped, reinforced earth wall in one of the fills.

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Above: Grader Operator Gilbert Spence works on the mainline of a new section of WV-10. Left: The project included a new bridge and access road. Below: With mass excavation completed, a worker standing safely at a distance holds a tag line as a Cat 777 haul truck is disassembled for transport to the shop before deployment to the next job.

Through The Lens

“WV-10” Logan, WV

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Vecellio & Grogan’s $40 million WV-10 project in Logan County, WV, is nearing completion. In addition to the challenges of excavating tough rock in steep terrain, weather created its own set of difficulties, from foggy mornings limiting visibility to bouts of excessive rainfall creating conditions that impacted production schedules. (Also see pages 4-5.)

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P E R S O N N E L G R E A T

Eliu Vasquez, Pipe Foreman Jose Mesa, Tanker Driver Joseph LaManna, Loader Op.- Pipe Richard Willis, Shuttle Buggy Andres Lopez Moreno, QC Technician Francisco Perez-Santiago, Roller Op. Matthew Vinson, QC Technician Samuel Marquez, Lowboy Driver Mark Pierce, Tanker Driver

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

Ranger Construction

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Ranger Safety Directors Receive Certifications

Kevin Hernandez, Safety Coordinator

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Arrie Martin, Fleet Manager Patrick Lucas, Off Road Driver Luis Rodas-Gonzalez, Pipelayer

Vecenergy Meliton Pineda, Dockman - Class I Juavanie Cole, Dockman - Class I

W E L C O M E

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Please join us in welcoming new or returning employees who have completed their introductory periods through Dec. 31, 2016. We also welcome aboard all management team members (in italics). We’re glad you’re with us!

Ranger Construction Bolls, Paul E. Supt.- Asphalt Parker, Steven H. Foreman - Grade Shilling, Edward G. Supt. - Project Sineni, Christopher A. Foreman - Asphalt Alonso, Aramis Ambrocio-Ramirez, Deiber Baughman, Michael G. Bowles Jr., Antonio Bright, James E. Bright, Matthew J. Buckles, Hunter C. Butler IV, Eugene A. Cabrera, Henry M. Carson, Robert L. Chavez, Alfredo Cloe, Vincent J. C. Cohn, Darius K. DuBois, Monte D. Duran Martinez, Gipsy C. Estevez, Lesier R. Felton, Todd E. Forrester, Richard A. Fuentes Bonilla, Johan M. Gardner, David S. Golphin Jr., Jamie T.

Gonzalez, Hanoi A. Haynes, Jasper L. Key, Hykheem C. Leonard, Joseph J. McGuinness, Jay T. Mesa, Jose Mitchell, Dora C. Morrison, Robert W. Perales, Ismael Pierce, Mark J. Sands Jr., Michael M. Sarmiento, Brian A. Sparrow Jr., Leonard J. Taylor, Corey L. Teets, Derrick J. Vasquez, Joshua A. Vinson, Matthew L. Watts, Theron L. Wiesner, Parker A. Woodfaulk, Christopher B.

Sharpe Bros. Allred, Trenton C. Brinkley, Gary R. Hutchens, Kenneth J. Jones, Samuel W. Lamb, Joel E. Mora, Rigoberto Younts, Thomas L.

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Geso, Samuel T. Business Development Kinard, William L. Supt. - Bridge Pruitt, Curtis D. Foreman-Grade Pruitt, Joshua D. Foreman-Grade Yost, James W. Foreman-Bridge Anderson, Antonio A. Benge Jr, Jerry W. Bennett, Kevin Z. Carter, Dwayne A. Farmer, Jacob K. Flamer, Kellier S. Galban Santamaria, Jorge Gonzalez Alvarez, Fernando Johnson, Ervin M. Karpovich, Gary S. Lara Rojas, Francisco J. Lucas, Patrick S. Lucks, Dusty J. Machado, Michael Martin, Joshua E. Massey, Jessica R. Noyola Arellanes, Manuel

Ortiz Pastrana, Jose O. Pendleton, Harley D. Perreault, Gilbert W. Rivera Aviles, Jorge Rodas Gonzalez, Luis E. Rosa, Elieser I. Snider III, Lawrence S. Stanley, James A. Turner, Jon C.

Vecellio Mgmt Svcs Mischick, Andrew V. Dir.- Internal Audit

Vecenergy Denton, Jacqueline Scarborough II, Michael N.

White Rock Quarries Dowdell, Henry Q. Leon Jimenez, Eduardo Llerena Falcon, Domingo Placeres, Cecilio E. Romer, Jevon C. Tomacen Perez, Yonny Wells, Cornelius

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.

IN MEMORIAM RICHARD “RICK” MORRIS

Retired long-time Ranger Construction employee Rick Morris passed away suddenly in late 2016. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A former Navy SeaBee, Rick started in 1977 as an Equipment Operator for Rubin Construction, which was later acquired and renamed Ranger Construction. He was promoted to Foreman in 1978, to Superintendent in 1984 and to General Superintendent in 2000. Knowledgable and passionate about his work, Rick was instrumental in the success of many difficult projects during his 35 years with the company. Survivors include his wife, Kathy, daughter, Myla, and twin sons Richard and Michael Morris, who are both also highly respected Ranger employees.

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Congratulations to our 14 Service Award recipients in 2016, who have collectively contributed 370 years of service! Our appreciation includes commemorative gifts such as Rolex watches, diamond rings with company logo, and engraved plaques/Bose stereo systems, depending on the length of service. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients! DON HENRY • 30 YEARS SHOP FOREMAN RANGER CONSTRUCTION

ALVIN JONES • 30 YEARS EQUIPMENT MECHANIC VECELLIO & GROGAN*

MITCH WEBB • 40 YEARS GRADE FOREMAN VECELLIO & GROGAN*

JIM HURLEY • 30 YEARS PRESIDENT WHITE ROCK QUARRIES

TONY LEAL • 30 YEARS PAVING FOREMAN RANGER CONSTRUCTION

ELISHA GORDON • 30 YEARS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR RANGER CONSTRUCTION

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SAMMY MOORE • 20 YEARS MECHANIC RANGER CONSTRUCTION ZACH HORTON • 20 YEARS ASPHALT SUPERINTENDENT RANGER CONSTRUCTION

MINDY SAMET • 20 YEARS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT VECELLIO MANAGEMENT SVCS

CLAUDIO LLERENA • 20 YEARS MECHANIC WHITE ROCK QUARRIES

TERRY OVERCASH • 20 YEARS PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT RANGER CONSTRUCTION

Also see our tribute to employees with 5 or more years of service (pages 10-11). Thank you ALL for your hard work and dedication!

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Vecellio Jr., Leo A............. 43 Branson, Philip A.............. 42 Fowler, Richard................. 42 Croy, William K................ 41

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Gwinn, Loman (L.L.)........... 41 Lively, Michael L............... 41 Lowery, James T............... 41 Payne II, Reaford (Darrell).. 40 Webb, James M. (Mitch).... 40

Mullens, David R............... 39 Cooney, Dan D................. 38 Johnson, David A.............. 38 Mattlin, Joseph.................. 38 Boston, David R................ 37 Cook, Argel D.................. 37 Fite, Martha J................... 37 Kracunas, Michael B......... 37 Phillipson, Kevin F............. 37 Dufresne, Lemercier........... 36 Malone Jr, Nathaniel......... 36 Stenzel, Robert A.............. 36 Walker, Danny R.............. 36 Bowe, Gregory................. 35 Delgado, Luis................... 35 Martin, Eddie................... 35 Baker, Harrel.................... 34

Chamless, Joseph.............. 34 Lilly, David I..................... 34 Verk, Larry....................... 34 Parker, John..................... 33 Yoder, William F............... 33 Fowler, F. Scott................. 32 Gordon, Eyon L................ 32 Hughes, Johnny................ 32 Whyte, Paul S.................. 32 Harper, Linda D................ 31 Lacy, Alfred L................... 31 Peach, David W............... 31 Gordon, Elisha E............... 30 Henry, Donald.................. 30 Hurley, James M............... 30 Jones, Alvin...................... 30 Leal, Jose (Tony)................ 30

20 YEARS OR MORE

Diaz, Antonio................... 23 Exantus, Michel................. 23 Guerrier, Jacquelin............ 23 James, Lee........................ 23 Johnson, Varnel J.............. 23 Jones, Karl W................... 23 Mazelin, Herbert L............ 23 Meadows, Theresa D......... 23 Miranda, Rolando............. 23 Moore, Gene.................... 23 Nelson, Michael S............ 23 Obando, Lazaro D............ 23 Saffold, Gerald................. 23 Treminio, Jose................... 23 Whyte, Trevor L................ 23 Benoit, Joachim................. 22 Fernandez, Armando D...... 22 German, Ezell................... 22 Louis, Vixon...................... 22 Mauger, Gary.................. 22 Orange, Kenneth P............ 22 Reyes, Antonio.................. 22 Ross, Christine.................. 22 Scholer, Peter................... 22 Torres, Francisco J............ 22 Tucker, Michelle E............. 22 Valdes, Armando.............. 22 Walker, Daniel S.............. 22 Burgess, Vicki................... 21 Byrd, Chester A................ 21 Clenton, Deborah.............. 21 Gomez, Ruben D.............. 21 Gonzalez, Jose R.............. 21 Hernandez, Godofredo...... 21 Hill, William A................. 21 Jones, Patrick L................. 21 Montes De Oca, Adrian..... 21 Muriel, Eudin.................... 21 Pelaez, Arturo................... 21 Reed, Michael.................. 21 Robertson, Rufus................ 21 Smith, C. W..................... 21 Suarez, Sylvia.................. 21 Thompson, Wilbur R.......... 21 Horton, Zachary J............. 20 Llerena, Claudio Q............ 20 Moore, Sammy L............... 20 Overcash, Terry................ 20 Riley, Clifton..................... 20 Samet, Mindy................... 20

Carbet, Charles................ 29 DiLorenzo, Gerald P.......... 29 Green Sr., Johnny L........... 29 Adkins, Eddy N................ 28 Adkins, Steven B............... 28 Johnson, Michael.............. 28 Kibby, David F................. 28 Moore, Bobby.................. 28 Payne Jr, Charles R........... 28 Reis, Fernando.................. 28 Riley Jr, John E.................. 28 Truglio, Stefano................ 28 VanLandingham Jr., Ronnie.28 Wright, Wilbur O............. 28 Childs, Joseph A............... 27 Daniel, Gary.................... 27 Dazil, Louigiste................. 27 Dixon, Richard A.............. 27 Farley, Matthew A............. 27 Martin Jr, Elder................. 27 Rabassa, Jose................... 27 Skubal, Steve D................ 27 Spencer, Steve R............... 27 Washington, Ruben........... 27 Casey, Keith..................... 26 Coleman, Kevin W............ 26 Cook Jr, Argel D............... 26 Hernandez, Jose M........... 26 Holmes Jr., Elijah.............. 26 Johnson, Lewis.................. 26 Olortegui, James............... 26 Sofranec, Jeffrey J............. 26 Ambroise, Edit.................. 25 Hebden III, Thomas........... 25 McCord, Timothy D........... 25 Smith, James E.................. 25 Valverde, Alberto.............. 25 Burgess Davis, Paula......... 24 Childs, Cleveland.............. 24 Jones, Jimmy D................. 24 Pratt, Glenn R................... 24 Rachal, Dalton.................. 24 Runion, Michael W........... 24 Sims Jr, Angus (Butch)........ 24 Smith, Bret....................... 24 Aguero, Angel.................. 23 Barro, Ramon................... 23 Borrego, Abelardo............ 23

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Combs, Robert W......... 19 Davis, Wallace............. 19 Delp, David M.............. 19 Gonzalez, Maritza........ 19 Hernandez, Hector........ 19 McCray, Robert N......... 19 Padilla, Alba................ 19 Plyler, Sheila D............. 19 Redley, Andrew............ 19 Settle, William R........... 19 Torres, Francisco A...... 19 Balladares, Anibal........ 18 Bilbrey, Wondell G....... 18 Chang, Marvin............. 18 Christie, James A.......... 18 Daley, Jason E.............. 18 Flowers, Bert................. 18 Hart, Jeffrey W............. 18 Lumadue, Steve............. 18 Morris, Richard K.......... 18 Orta, Jesus................... 18 Purvis, C. Miles............. 18 Sanchez, Gilberto......... 18 Schafer, Robert K.......... 18 Tilley, Ronald L............. 18 Zehnder, Jr., Blaze........ 18 Alvarez, Amilcar A........ 17 Hurst, David B.............. 17 Jensen, Michael E......... 17 Melfi, Stephanie D........ 17 Sotomayor, Hugo.......... 17 Steadman, Cindy L........ 17 Thiemann, Carl............. 17 Woodard, Michael........ 17 Bailey Jr., Clyde F......... 16 Benavidez, Candelario.. 16 Bower, James B............ 16 Damian, Jacqueline....... 16 Delgado, Gabriel.......... 16 Fabelo, Rolayme........... 16 Gamble, Scott D........... 16 Gordon, Clinton S......... 16 Hodges, Andrew D....... 16 Jakusevich, Roseane A... 16 Johnson, April M........... 16 Johnson, Joseph P......... 16 Lopez, Julio C............... 16 Marquez, Jorge............ 16 Ortuno, Carlos A.......... 16 Piering, Aaron D........... 16 Reisinger, Keith E.......... 16 Rosencrans, H. Doug..... 16 Smith, Eddie L............... 16 Stefanov, Delian S......... 16 Davis, Walter............... 15 Dion, Robert T.............. 15 Farmer, Carlos S........... 15 Grantham, Robert M...... 15 Greims, Gerard F.......... 15 Newhouse, Kenneth M.. 15 O’Neal, Gregory W...... 15 Pierce II, Clyde W......... 15 Pinkard, Willard........... 15 Ramirez, Beatriz E......... 15

Roman Jr, Rafael A........ 15 Sneed, Robert L............. 15 Thomas, James D.......... 15 White, Franklin B.......... 15 Wood, William E.......... 15 Aprea, Juan A.............. 14 Barber, Stacy L............. 14 Basher, Terry J.............. 14 Blank, Kevin M............. 14 Brand, Dallas............... 14 Conde, Richard............. 14 Cruz, Robert................. 14 Deus, Dufrenne............. 14 Frank, Scott S. (Ponch)... 14 Holmes, Anthony L........ 14 Leasure, Shirley D......... 14 McKenzie, Anthony....... 14 Ocon, Norman............. 14 Perez De Corcho, Ramon.14 Ramjattansingh, Billy..... 14 Reilly, Gregory W......... 14 Simeon, Ronald............ 14 Vecellio, Christopher S.. 14 Vecellio, Michael A....... 14 Vega, Vincent............... 14 Vizcaino, Robert........... 14 Whyte, Stephen............ 14 Bailey, Timothy J........... 13 Beasley, Dianne L.......... 13 Bowles, Marshall R....... 13 Bustamante, Luis............ 13 Castrillo, Carlos R......... 13 Clary, Richard A........... 13 Clayton, Ivan G............ 13 Colon, Rosa M............. 13 Cordero, Homero D....... 13 De Armas, Alexis.......... 13 Edmond, Simpson......... 13 Esterellas, Amaury......... 13 Gilfillan, David............. 13 Gonzalez, Carlos I........ 13 Goodman, Patricia D.... 13 Green, Vincent R........... 13 Greene, Kenneth C........ 13 Haddo, Renford............ 13 Hernandez, Heriberto.... 13 Hubbard, Dennis A....... 13 James, Raymond A........ 13 Keeler, Leonard C......... 13 Klock, Jason W............. 13 Litts, Cydric P................ 13 Lucas, James A............. 13 Palenzuela, Eduardo...... 13 Paulinski Jr, Richard C... 13 Ramos, Christopher T..... 13 Roche, Robert D............ 13 Scarberry, Randy B....... 13 Scarborough, Michael... 13 Smith, Lanorris.............. 13 Stafford, Robert L.......... 13 Walker, Byron O.......... 13 Watson, Christopher O..13 Webber, Mark R........... 13 Wikel, Donna M........... 13 Alexander, Willie.......... 12

Angel, Richard H.......... 12 Blazquez, Julio............. 12 Bocardo, Luis V............. 12 Branscome, David R...... 12 Brown, Antoine............. 12 Brown, Grady............... 12 Carpenter, Christopher.. 12 Conde, Jorge E............. 12 Cornett Jr, Johnny C...... 12 Doughty, Michael P....... 12 Esquivel, Alexander....... 12 Fernandez, Carlos......... 12 Fernandez, Jose N........ 12 Gomez, Cesar E........... 12 Gonzalez, Alvaro.......... 12 Gonzalez, Jose A.......... 12 Gonzalez, Jovani.......... 12 Grisnold Jr., Sammy L.... 12 Harris, Charles C.......... 12 Hernandez, Angel......... 12 Hogwood, John A......... 12 Martin, Arrie D............. 12 Martinez, Anita K.......... 12 Moles, Charles B........... 12 Owen, Isaac S.............. 12 Perez, Yurizan.............. 12 Pino, Francisco............. 12 Prince, Mark A............. 12 Rodriguez, Nelson........ 12 Rudanovich, Nicholas.... 12 Santana, Damian X....... 12 Sosa, Julia.................... 12 Turner, Horby S............ 12 Vogel, Richard A.......... 12 Womble, James I.......... 12 Almodovar, Gerardo L... 11 Anderson, Marquis A.... 11 Arce, Juan M................ 11 Bell, Eugene................. 11 Boursiquot, Jean A........ 11 Boyles, Dwayne L.......... 11 Cannon, Todd M.......... 11 Carter III, John M.......... 11 Dryden, Michelle A...... 11 Fernandez, Juan C........ 11 Flores, Gary A.............. 11 Gamiz, Carlos J............ 11 Gonzalez, Anthony T..... 11 Gors, Monique............. 11 Holmes, Javoskia T....... 11 Jean, Renault................ 11 Lucin, Oscar I............... 11 Manoo, Leah................ 11 Mazelin Jr, Herbert L..... 11 McMurray, Andrew M... 11 Moorer, Gary D............ 11 Morgan, Amanda Rae... 11 Moya, Miguel............... 11 Murphy, Billy J.............. 11 Neal, Michael L............ 11 Nelson, Todd L............. 11 Reis, Renato F............... 11 Rivera, David................ 11 Rodriguez, Arnaldo....... 11 Rosier, Nicholas R......... 11

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Sifuentes, Pedro............ 11 Sonson, Wilfred............ 11 Spence, Richard A........ 11 Stevenson, Athnel C...... 11 Suarez, Mario M.......... 11 Thompson, Matthew...... 11 Tuttle, Dana J................ 11 Valdes, Jesus................ 11 Valentin, Emmanuel....... 11 Valentin, Heriberto........ 11 Vega, Angel................. 11 Veliz, Rolando.............. 11 Voytek, Todd................ 11 Walker, Otis D............. 11 Wilson, Ira L................. 11 Womble, Jeanne P........ 11 Wyatt, Amanda L.......... 11 Yade, Youssou.............. 11 Yates, Phillip J.............. 11 Alston, Kenneth B.......... 10 Amend, Thomas D......... 10 Anderson, Alphonso T.. 10 Barragan, Jorge E......... 10 Bickel, Troy A............... 10 Bishop, Mike D............. 10 Brockman, Tavoris Ken.. 10 Castrillo, Silvio A.......... 10 Diaz, Manuel A............ 10 Espinosa, Rafael........... 10 Flounnoy, Sammy L....... 10 Flynn, Patrick W........... 10 Fuentes, Agustin O........ 10 Garcia, Ernesto R.......... 10 Geiger, Charles L.......... 10 Golden, Rodney L......... 10 Hawkins, Sean E........... 10 Hines, Francine E......... 10 Holmes, Andrew A........ 10 Hurst, Jackie L............... 10 Imbert, Patslen.............. 10 Johnson, Jeffery F.......... 10 Jorge Jr., Jorge L........... 10 Lilly, Jimmy D................ 10 Mabe, Thomas L........... 10 Maceo, Leonardo.......... 10 Monroe, Patrick E......... 10 Moss, Michael D........... 10 Nunez, Luis A............... 10 Perez, Ernesto............... 10 Piering, Nathan............ 10 Premer, Randall L.......... 10 Quirino, Margarita........ 10 Ramos, Gilberto I......... 10 Robinson, Maurice........ 10 Romero, Adela G.......... 10 Rubido, Miguel A.......... 10 Serrano, Carolyn V....... 10 Silva, Tony................... 10 Smith, Robert Doug....... 10 Stanley-Bartusiak, Melissa.10 Tackore, Lineous A........ 10 Torres, Isidro B............. 10 Uribe-Lopez, Alejandro.. 10 Westmoreland, Allen B..10 Zelaya, Joe B............... 10


E m p l o y e e s ! 5 YRS OR MORE

Arango, Gonzalo H........ 9 Ash, Curtis L................... 9 Benavidez, Ramon A....... 9 Brannam, Christopher M..9 Browning, Douglas J........ 9 Brutlag, Dennis L............. 9 Castronova, Lisa A.......... 9 Conway, David A........... 9 Cotero, Jaime A.............. 9 Doerr III, John C.............. 9 Escalante, Ramon A........ 9 Fernandez Jr, Carlos....... 9 Green Jr, Johnny L........... 9 Herrera, Brian H............. 9 Johnson, William A......... 9 Kitchen, Paul.................. 9 Lermo, Juan C................. 9 Morey, Adolfo I.............. 9 Morris, Michael J............ 9 Nash, William C............. 9 Pagan, Jose C................ 9 Richardson, Christopher... 9 Rico, Manolo A.............. 9 Rini, Kornelia.................. 9 Schwager, Paul M........... 9 Segarra, Uriel................. 9 Serra, Glenn E................ 9 Smith, Craig E................ 9 Suarez, Jose................... 9 Thurston, Jacob N........... 9 Todd Jr, Gary (Tad)......... 9 Valero, Yosmel............... 9 Walker, James E............. 9 Woodford II, Robert L...... 9 Zackery, Craig D............ 9 Acevedo, Juan V............. 8 Carpenter, Dustan E........ 8 Carter Jr, Donald A......... 8 Crissman, Paul R............. 8 Fernandez, Rene............. 8 Galeano, Jose D............. 8 Henson, Thomas R........... 8 Hunt Jr, Paul................... 8 Jenkins, Arlion A............. 8 Jensen, Erik T.................. 8 Kidd, Randy L................. 8 Lane, Calvin R................ 8 Mendez, Eric R............... 8 Morris, Nathaniel R........ 8 Murray, Kyle R................ 8 Nealis, Rex A................. 8 Nichols, Christopher J...... 8 Nickerson, Corey W....... 8 Pacitti, Adam D............... 8 Reyes, Domingo G.......... 8 Rodas, Marco A............. 8 Santana, Eddie R............ 8 Schneider, Rosangela B..8 Schott, Cynthia L............. 8 Smith, Tyler D................. 8 Stewart, Stephanie L....... 8 Sullivan, Michael J.......... 8 Taylor, Raul A................. 8 Torres, Jesus................... 8 Torres, Pedro.................. 8 Valenciaga, Maximo V.... 8 Williams, Robert C.......... 8 Wiseman, David E.......... 8 Baker, Westley E............ 7 Brown II, Jessie............... 7 Cendejas, Mario............. 7 Covarrubias, John E........ 7

Evans, James A............... 7 Ewell, Russell D............... 7 Gordon Jr, Eyon L........... 7 Harbin, Steve L............... 7 Hernandez, Julissa.......... 7 Hilderman, David E......... 7 Lopez, Jose J.................. 7 Louis, Guillaume............. 7 Norris, Bryan.................. 7 Ortega, Manolo.............. 7 Quinteros, Luis H............ 7 Rafford, Adam................ 7 Soria, Angel U................ 7 Thames Jr, Wayne.......... 7 Velasco, Edgardo............ 7 Vieira, Arlindo................ 7 Zapach, Michael S.......... 7 Allsopp III, Eddie............. 6 Barlow, James M............ 6 Davis, Ray A.................. 6 Evans, Gregory M........... 6 Hairston, Jerald E............ 6 Harrell, Leslie.................. 6 Hecker, Thomas E........... 6 Jaimes, Nahum M........... 6 Leon, Angel.................... 6 Llerena, Yimi.................. 6 Lopez Gatorno, Hector ... 6 Marin Gallo, Pablo A...... 6 Martinez, Tomas C.......... 6 Moffitt, Walker B............ 6 Simpson, Joseph W......... 6 Taylor, Benjamin F.......... 6 Wall, Carl D.................. 6 Adkins, Norman C.......... 5 Ayala, Reinaldo.............. 5 Baker, Joshua A.............. 5 Burkhardt, Keith J............ 5 Carrion Paladino, Javier.. 5 Chotos, Daniel S............. 5 Davidson, John P............. 5 Davis, Tracy A................ 5 Garcia, Clara Tonia........ 5 Gates, Travis R............... 5 Greene, Sherry M........... 5 Hernandez, Pedro E........ 5 Johns Jr, Arthur B............ 5 LeBlanc, Joseph A........... 5 Lien, Candace C............. 5 Ligon, Mark E................. 5 Lowe, Pamela M............. 5 Martell, Miguel............... 5 McFadden, Charles......... 5 McKee, Michael R........... 5 Meza, Alejandro............. 5 Mieras, Ernest G............. 5 Perez, Rafael.................. 5 Pickel, Daniel S............... 5 Purvis, Christopher L........ 5 Ramos Rosario, Gilberto.. 5 Ramos, Raymond S......... 5 Rumph, Frederick E......... 5 Rutledge, Adam C........... 5 Salmon, William W......... 5 Shell, Anthony T.............. 5 Simon, Dominique........... 5 Smith, Sean J.................. 5 Stanley, Nico G.............. 5 Timming, Jamie R............ 5 Vasquez, Eliu.................. 5 Weaver, Fred B.............. 5 Wilson, Michael D.......... 5 Yahweh, Ben Yahweh...... 5

*Calculated through Dec. 31, 2016, including adjustments for employees welcomed through acquisition and those rejoining the Group after a gap in service. Please contact Human Resources with any questions about years of service.

Vecellio Family Foundation Grants $104,000 For 11 College Scholarships

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he Vecellio Family Foundation helped finance the college educations of 11 graduating high school seniors in 2016. Ten students are receiving $2,500 in aid per year through the traditional VFF programs, while another is receiving $1,000 per year through a scholarship funded by a former scholarship recipient. Founded in 1973 by Vecellio family members, the non-profit Foundation has provided more than $3 million over the years to further the educations of 368 students. The scholarships assist graduating seniors at selected West Virginia high schools and programs, and up to three eligible dependents of Vecellio Group employees. (See below for employee dependent application information.) Independent review boards, not the Foundation or Vecellio Group, select each year’s recipients based on SAT/ACT scores, school transcripts and other factors indicating likelihood of success.

Employee Dependent Scholarships

Selected WV Scholarships

Two scholarships were granted this year to dependents of employees of the Vecellio Group, given in memory of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Vecellio & Grogan’s late cofounder.

Additional scholarships were awarded through the Foundation’s West Virginia programs, established to give back to the communities where Vecellio & Grogan got its start.

Thalia Blazquez is studying at Florida Atlantic University, with the goal of providing health care as a Nurse. Her father is Julio Blazquez, a Facilities Technician for Vecellio Management Services. Kayla Ann Vogel is pursuing General Studies at University of North Florida with a focus on Social Work and Education. She is the daughter of Rich Vogel, Environmental Director at Vecenergy, the Group’s energy division.

Jeanna L. Meador, representing Shady Spring High School, received a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship and is attending Marshall University.

Thalia Blazquez

Liberty High School graduate Shelby Nicolau, who also received a scholarship in memory of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., is attending Gettysburg College. Three students from Woodrow Wilson High School received scho­ larships. Cody S. Stack is attending Marshall University in memory of Leo Vecellio, Sr.; Kase S. Poling is attending Virginia Tech in memory of Rick Vecellio, late brother of Leo Vecellio, Jr.; and Logan C. Jarrell is attending Coastal Carolina University in memory of Al Janutolo, a key V&G employee in the company’s early years.

Kayla A. Vogel

EMPLOYEE DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The Vecellio Family Foundation, at its discretion, funds up to three scholarships each year to depen­dents of employees of Vecellio Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries and divisions. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior and be a dependent child (natural or adopted) of a Vecellio Group employee (any company or division) who has at least one year of continuous active employment prior to January 1st of the student’s graduation year (scholarship year). A fully independent scholarship review and selection committee awards the employee dependent scholarships, choosing from among all eligible applicants. No one from the Vecellio Family Foundation, the Vecellio Group or any of its subsidiaries is involved in the decision. Employee Dependent Scholarship applications are available to all eligible employees of all Vecellio Group companies. Contact your local Human Resources department for an application, which must be completed and turned in by March 1, 2017.

ADDITIONAL FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIPS In Florida, dependents may also be eligible for scholarships from the Florida Transportation Builders Association and the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida. For details and deadlines, see www.FTBA.com and www. ACAF.org, or call your HR representative.

From Independence High School, Caleb M. Miller is attending Harvard University, aided by a Leo A. Vecellio, Sr., Memorial Scholarship. In McDowell County, Chelsea E. Barber was awarded a Dr. Dante Castrodale Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Leo A. Vecellio, Sr.’s brother-in-law, who was a well-known physician. Chelsea is attending Bluefield College. The recipient of this year’s Rick Vecellio Memorial Conservation Scholarship/Youth Conservation Award is Megan Parsons, who is attending University of Kentucky. Also receiving aid through the program is Jada M. Watts. Jada is attending Howard University on a Wilburn & Helena Whitten Memorial Scholarship, funded by Tim Whitten, a 1975 VFF scholarship recipient. In addition to funding college scholarships, the Vecellio Family Foundation supports numerous other educational and charitable organizations.

VanGuard • Newsmagazine of the Vecellio Group • 4th Quarter 2016

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101 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (561) 793-2102 • Fax: (561) 798-3778 www.VecellioGroup.com

Asphalt Plants Sparkle In Industry’s ‘Diamond Achievement’ Program

High-Quality Construction & Materials

l = Office

s = Asphalt Plant

n = Materials

RANGER CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES, INC.

www.RangerConstruction.com

Company Headquarters

P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Phone: (561) 793-9400 • Fax: (561) 790-4332

Additional Locations

l s 101 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

The high standards of the Vecellio Group’s asphalt plants and quality control labs have again earned Diamond Achievement Commendations from the National Asphalt Pavement Association. This includes the active facilities of Ranger Construction in multiple Florida markets and of Sharpe Bros., a division of Vecellio & Grogan operating in the Greensboro, NC, area (also see page 3).

    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

    s 17800 NW 122nd Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33018

Participating in NAPA’s Diamond Achievement program ensures that facilities are operating at a high level, particularly regarding safety, production quality, costeffectiveness, environmental compliance, community awareness and plant appearance.

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

l s 1200 Elboc Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787 Phone: (407) 656-9255 • Fax: (407) 656-3188

SHARPE BROS. www.SharpeBrosVG.com

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204 Base Leg Road, Greensboro, NC 27409 P.O. Box 35387, Greensboro, NC 27425 Phone: (336) 235-2756 • Fax: (336) 235-2743

    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

    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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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

l n 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

Vecenergy Leads Way In ‘No Lost Time’ Calculations Working safely is a Vecellio Group mandate, a directive that comes straight from the Vecellio Family. Dedicated Safety personnel at the corporate and company levels work hard to ensure proper training and follow-through, throughout the work force.

the pack, marking more than five and a half years with no lost time. In addition to providing offloading services at Port Everglades, Vecenergy owns and operates multiple petroleum products terminals in Florida and other states, with a total capacity of more than two million barrels.

There are several recognized benchmarks useful for tracking how well the process is succeeding. One useful metric is recognizing consecutive days without any “Lost Time,” or, days of work missed due to a work-related incident.

Other “No Lost Time” marks around the Group include Vecellio & Grogan’s affiliated shop, Beckley Equipment Repair, which has surpassed more than four years; White Rock Quarries, with more than two years; and Sharpe Bros. and Ranger’s South Division, which reached nearly one and a half years, and one full year, respectively.

Through December 2016, the Group’s energy division, Vecenergy, is once again leading

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: 4th Quarter 2016 • 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 © 2016 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

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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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APEX Awards

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