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1st/2nd Quarter 2017 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

“A Tradition Of Excellence Since 1938”

Vecellio & Grogan On Home Stretch Of Western Loop

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Photos by Carl Thiemann

The Vecellio Group

Through The Lens: Pages 6-8

In This Issue: A Word From Leo Vecellio, Jr., Chairman, CEO & President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vecellio Companies Honor Safety Efforts Through Supervisor Safety Awards . . . . . . . . . 2-4

Ranger and Two Vecenergy Operations Receive Local Safety Awards . . . . . . . . . . 5 Keep Your Cool: Know These Facts & Stay Safe During Hot Summer Months. . . . 5 Through The Lens: A Look At Vecellio & Grogan’s “Western Loop” Job In NC. . . 6-8 Sharpe Projects Include Intersection Realignment, County Paving Contract. . . . . 9

Ranger’s Municipal Resurfacing Contracts Includes Orange County . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ranger Wins “Best In Construction” Awards, Adds To Project Backlog. . . . . . . . 11 Vecenergy’s Alabama & Georgia Terminals Adapt To Markets’ Needs. . . . . . . 12-13 White Rock Quarries Stays Busy Supplying Variety Of Limestone Products. . . . . 13 Personnel News & Notes: Smiles, New Hires, Promotions, In Memoriam. . . . . 14-15 Vecellio Group Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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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.


Are You Safe? That’s The First Priority For Vecellio Companies

Vecellio Group Honors Supervisors Keeping our crews and work areas safe is the most important job our team leaders do. It involves providing the proper equipment, holding regular training sessions and safety meetings, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations throughout each work shift, day or night.

Nothing is more important to our Group than having everyone who works for us stay safe throughout every work shift.

The Vecellio Group recognizes our supervisors’ dedication with annual safety awards based on multiple criteria tracked throughout the year, including crew size and crew hours worked. Not all have direct crew-level or project-level responsibility, so some of our supervisors receive a different safety evaluation, but all significantly contribute to the Group’s safety culture.

We don’t A Word From want anyone Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. taking shortVecellio Group, Inc. cuts, chances, Chairman, CEO & President or the “easy” way. Our company procedures, along with the laws regulating our work, spell out the necessary steps to create and maintain a safe work site.

These awards are listed alphabetically by division, showing appreciation for all supervisors earning recognition, regardless of crew size. We also thank management and team members in Operations, Quality Control and Engineering for their ongoing commitment to safety!

Everyone, at every level, is expected to know and follow the safety procedures for their work. Supervisors, be sure to properly train and monitor those under your charge. Crew members, be sure to ask if there are any uncertainties. We take safety seriously because it’s the right thing to do. The Vecellio Group has a rigorous safety program, staffed by well-trained professionals, to lead the way for our companies. As part of this program, each year we honor and reward those who are most responsible for the day-to-day safety of their crews. Thank you for your dedication! Another topic of interest for our industry, and for the public at large, is the status of our country’s aging transportation infrastructure. Properly maintaining and improving infrastructure takes sufficient, long-term funding mechanisms at the federal and state levels. Officials have resisted this for years, fearing public backlash, but the public is actually part of the growing push for solutions to this need, backing legislative action. We still have a long way to go, but at least we are seeing movement in the right direction. 2

Includes West Palm, Pompano and Miami locations. (Not all recipients pictured.) BATES, WAYNE BOSTON, DAVE BROCKMAN, KEN CHAMBERS, DAVID CONDE, RICHARD COONEY, DAN DAZIL, LOUGISTE DELGADO, LUIS GATLING, COREY GERMAN, EZELL GREEN, JOHNNY JAMES, RAYMOND LEAL, JOSE (TONY) MORRIS, RICHARD PARKER, JOHN

PHILLIPSON, KEVIN PICKEL, DANIEL PURVIS, CHRISTOPHER PURVIS, MILES RACHAL, DALTON ROCHE, ROBERT ROSENCRANS, DOUG SCARBERRY, RANDY SCHWAGER, PAUL SMITH, LANORRIS SNEED, ROBERT SUMNER, ROBERT TORRES, PEDRO TORRES, PEDRO JUAN TREMINIO, JOSE WATSON, CHRISTOPHER WILKERSON, JAMES

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In addition to recognizing field supervisors, we also thank management and team members in Operations and Engineering for their dedication to safety: CASTANO, ANDRES DALEY, JASON FINALE, ROBERTO FRANK, PONCH HULTMAN, MICHAEL MORETZ, JAMES REILLY, GREG SLADE, CHAD SMITH, TYLER TIMMING, JAMIE URIBE-LOPEZ, ALEJANDRO


For Keeping Crews And Work Sites Safe

Includes Winter Garden, DeBary and Ft. Pierce locations. (Not all pictured.) COVARRUBIAS, EMILIANO GATES, TRAVIS GEIGER, CHARLES GORDON, EYON HENRY, DON HERNANDEZ, HECTOR HORTON, ZACH HUGHES, JOHNNY IRVIN, CHRIS JENSEN, ERIK

JENSEN, MICHAEL KLOCK, JASON MARTIN, EDDIE MILLER, BRIAN MONROE, PATRICK MOORE, GENE MORRIS, MICHAEL MOSS, MICHAEL NASH, WILLIAM OLORTEGUI, JAMES OVERCASH, TERRY OZBUN, COREY PIERCE, CLYDE W. ROBERTSON, RUFUS

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VERK, LARRY WALKER, DANIEL WHITAKER, JASON WHITE, FRANK WILSON, IRA In addition to recognizing field supervisors, we also thank management and team members in Operations, Quality Control, and Engineering for their commitment and support of our safety culture:

FISCHETTI, JOHN FLYNN, PATRICK FOWLER, SCOTT GONZALEZ-MATOS, LUIS GREIMS, JIM MCMURRAY, ANDREW ROBERTS, TERENCE SCHOLER, PETE SMITH, BRET WEBBER, MARK

Includes Main and South sites. (Not all pictured.) AGUERO, ANGEL DANIEL, GARY GREENE, KENNETH HARBIN, STEVE HERNANDEZ, JOSE LERMO, JUAN MALONE, NATHANIEL PAYNE, CHARLES JR. RABASSA, JOSE REYES, TONY THOMPSON, MATTHEW THOMPSON, BUD TRUGLIO, STEVE VOYTEK, TODD WHYTE, TREVOR WILSON, MICHAEL VanGuard • Newsmagazine of the Vecellio Group • 1st/2nd Quarter 2017

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More Supervisor Safety Awards...

Twenty-five 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 pictured.) BAILEY, CLYDE BENNETT, KEVIN BROWN, FRED (CHARLIE) BRYANT, JAMES CARLSON, ALBERT CLARY, RICHARD COOK, ARGEL DELP, DAVID DILORENZO, JERRY HICKS, EDDIE LEE, REGINALD

MOWDY, ERIC NUNEZ, LUIS PRATT, GLENN ROJAS, ENRIQUE RUNION, MIKE SEYMOUR, DAVID SMITH, JIM SOMMERVILLE, JAMES STARNES, JOHN MICHAEL

(Not all pictured.) BAILEY, TIM BECKHAM, CRAIG BISHOP, MIKE BRANSCOME, DAVID CARTER, DONALD CARTER, JOHN HILL, WILLIAM MABE, TOMMY MARTIN, DALE NELSON, TODD

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TILLEY, RONALD TRULL, MARVIN WALKER, DANNY WEBB, MITCH In addition to recognizing field supervisors, we also thank management and team members in Operations and

Engineering for their important role in our safety culture: ADKINS, EDDY ADKINS, STEVE BOWER, JIM PRESTWOOD, MAX

OWEN, ISAAC TORRES, FRANCISCO J. WESTMORELAND, ALLEN In addition to recognizing field supervisors, we also thank management and team members in Operations for their important role in our safety culture: MOFFITT, WALKER WOMBLE, JAMES

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Additional Awards & Safety Briefs DRIVE FOR SAFETY: Vecellio Group, Ranger Have Remarkable Year

Ranger President Bob Schafer accepts two local AGC awards, for the company’s excellent driving record and for a unique safety application (left two photos), while Ranger Safety Director (South Division) Mike Scarborough accepts a plaque honoring his selection as local Safety Professional of the Year.

with a Vehicle Safety Award. The AGC also recognized Mike Scarborough, a Ranger Safety Director, as its Safety Professional of the Year, with the company picking up a third award for implementing a workplace safety audit system. Ranger received the recognition at the AGC’s annual safety awards banquet earlier this year.

Tear Out & Save – Stay Safe This Summer

How To Treat Heat Stroke Or Exhaustion uu HEAT STROKE is very serious and can be fatal if medi-

Vecenergy, Ranger Earn Safety Council Awards For Low OSHA Incident Rates Low OSHA recordable incident rates for the Vecellio companies in Southeast Florida have once again earned recognition from the Safety Council of Palm Beach County. The awards were presented at a luncheon and nonprofit auction event earlier this year. Ranger received two awards. Accepting the first was David Asselin (top photo), while Richard Morris and Raymond Berrios accepted the second (middle photo). Accepting multiple awards for Vecenergy’s South Florida Materials Corp. and South Florida Petroleum Services (bottom photo), were Angel Vega, Marquis Anderson, Richard “Butch” Avon, Sheldon Baugh, Gerardo Almodovar, Keurin Acosta, David Iglesias, Tad Todd and David Rivera.

cal help is not called immediately! Heat stroke is caused by heat, exertion, and humidity, which drives up the body temperature to a dangerously high level. SYMPTOMS: Severe fever (body temperature of 105° or above), hot dry skin, mental confusion, delirium, loss of consciousness, convulsions or coma. ACTION: 1) Call for medical help immediately! Make sure medical help has access and clear directions to the job site location. Also take steps 2 through 4 while awaiting medical care! 2) Get the person out of the sun. 3) Pour lots of cool water on him or her to thoroughly soak the clothing. 4) Fan vigorously to reduce his or her body temperature. u HEAT EXHAUSTION can also be serious; it results

from not replacing fluids lost through perspiration. SYMPTOMS: Weakness, fatigue, nausea or headache. ACTION: 1) Get out of the sun. 2) Slowly drink small amounts of liquid until recovery. 3) If the condition is severe, call for medical help!

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Left and Above: A bridge crew member works on a rebar column, while Buzz Bender refuels equipment and Louis Hadley operates a crane, on V&G’s “Western Loop” job. Below Left: Safely harnessed and tied off, a worker carries a stay-in-place panel used to “form” a bridge deck. Below: Luis Rodriguez takes some measurements on a rebar column as part of bridge pier construction.

Through The Lens

“Western Loop” Greensboro, NC

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Vecellio & Grogan is nearing the final stages on a four-mile, $123-million section of future I-785/ I-840, a six-lane outer beltway under construction around Greensboro, NC. V&G’s section, known as the Western Loop, includes substantial bridge work, including an elevated section of roadway over existing wetlands. (Pages 6-8)

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Above: Enrique Lara-Rojas checks on the concrete pouring schedule on V&G’s Western Loop job. Right: Metal stay-in-place forms are used for bridge deck construction.

Above: Buzz Bender, wearing a brim on his hard hat, guides a concrete mixer to the pumper truck. Right: Workers guide a bridge beam form into place.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Below: Crane Operator Richard Clary discusses the day’s work plans with Loader Operator Ivan Herta.

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Through The Lens

“Western Loop” Greensboro, NC

Above: Supervisor Dave Seymour points toward bridge deck work underway on V&G’s Western Loop job iin Greensbboro, NC. Left: Safely tied-off workers lay stay-in-place bridge decking. Right: A surveyor checks measurements as bridge piers are constructed.

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Below: An elevated section of V&G’s Western Loop project.

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Intersection Realignment: Dozer Operator Chris Pugh and Hoe Operator Allen Westmoreland (above) make progress grading, while Foreman Craig Beckham (right) reviews project documents on Sharpe Bros.’ Old Valley School Road job..

Sharpe Projects Include Intersection Realignment, County Paving Contract Recent projects at Sharpe Bros. in North Carolina include road realignment and the addition of a turn lane at the intersection of Old Valley School Road and Kerner Road in Kernersville. The company is also handling Rockingham County’s annual paving contract, with crews recently resurfacing Flat Rock Road in rural Reidsville. Another project underway is improving a section of High Point Road in downtown Greensboro.

provides grading, paving and utilities services for public and private-sector customers throughout the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. Overseen by Vice President and General Manager Ivan Clayton, Sharpe is a Greensboro-based division of Vecellio & Grogan. Rockingham County Resurfacing: Foreman Don Carter and his paving crew are hard at work as part of Sharpe’s annual resurfacing contract with the NCDOT (right and below).

Photos by Carl Thiemann

With a fleet of equipment, three asphalt plants and a shingle recycling facility, the company

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Street Paving • Orange County, FL

Photos by Carl Thiemann

A Ranger paving crew led by Foreman Hector Hernandez (white hard hat at left) is improving Young Pine Road as part of Ranger’s annual resurfacing contract with Orange County, FL. The milling work is being overseen by Foreman Dennis Bridger (above right, white hard hat). Milling removes the worn down top layer, which gets recycled into new asphalt pavement. County inspectors regularly review job progress during the work (below).

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Ranger Earns FTBA Awards For Design-Build, Resurfacing Work, While Adding To Backlog

The FTBA also presented Ranger with an award for its resurfacing work on US-41/FL-90, known as Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County. Design-build and resurfacing work are among the company’s specialties. Ranger recently started a design-build job involving a new interchange on I-95 in Brevard County, FL. Valued at $26.7 million, the project will connect with a long-planned-for and now partially complete St. John’s Heritage Parkway south of Melbourne. The project will feature a diverging diamond traffic pattern to facilitate traffic flow. Ranger is the lead contractor, Wantman Group is the designer, and Leware is handling the bridge work. Ranger is nearing completion of another design-build project nearby, building three miles of the same parkway under a $12.2 million contract. In Broward County, Ranger is winding down on two I-75 design-build jobs that required a great team effort to resolve a number of logistic and production challenges. On the resurfacing front, Ranger has received a $10.1 million, 245-day contract to improve a section of Florida’s Turnpike in Indian River and Okeechobee

counties. The company is also milling and resurfacing more than seven miles of US-27 (FL-25) in south Broward County, reaching to the Miami-Dade line, in a project valued at $8.4 million. Another sizable new project involves grading and paving an extension to Crosstown Parkway in Port St. Lucie. The Parkway, which connects to I-95 and beyond to the west, is being extended more than a mile eastward, where it will cross the St. Lucie River and meet US-1 at Village Green Blvd. Ranger is a subcontractor to Archer-Western. In airport work, Ranger is rehabilitating a taxiway at Orlando International under a $6.2 million contract. Started in February, the project schedule is 195 days. Ranger is doing similar work on a taxiway at Vero Beach Regional under a $4 million contract. Begun in January, the Vero work allows 257 days for completion. At Palm Beach International, Ranger is rehabilitating one of the runways under a $2.1-million, 165-day contract.

Above: Roller Operator Mike Reese compacts freshly laid asphalt on a FL-429 paving job. Below: Foreman Tom Evertt (white hard hat) and crew pave an extension of FL-429 in central Florida. Ranger is a subcontractor to Prince Contracting on the project.

Ranger has been busy serving the private sector as well, completing multiple projects for Disney in the Orlando area. The company also has a variety of residential subdivision work underway.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Ranger Construction has earned 2017 “Best In Construction” Awards from the Florida Transportation Builders Association for two of its recent projects. The company was general contractor on a $21.9 million design-build project to improve a section of FL-710, known as Beeline Highway in Palm Beach County. Wantman Group led the design work.

Right and Below: A Ranger crew paves a new section of FL-429 in central Florida using a material transfer vehicle. The vehicle, located between the dump truck and the paver, steadily feeds the paver’s hopper during long stretches of paving.

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Vecenergy Upgrades Macon Terminal, Adds Biodiesel Blend To Product Line Keeping a finger on the pulse of the market is critical to serving the energy needs of a region’s transportation industry.

Above: Kevin Coleman leads the way back down from the top of a re-purposed storage tank at Vecenergy’s Macon, GA, terminal, while vendor employees finish work on the electrical and control systems that will run it.

In other Vecenergy news, the Montgomery, AL, facility also adjusted its product lineup to better match regional needs (see page 13), while at Port Everglades in South Florida, a major infrastructure improvement was given Notice to Proceed. It will expand the bulk fuel unloading services of South Florida Petroleum Services.

A recent example is at Vecenergy’s Macon, GA, petroleum products terminal. One of the facility’s smaller tanks, which did not have the necessary capacity for higher volume products, was recently re-purposed for a job just its size. Retrofitted with insulation, heating elements, new piping, and blending controls, the tank now stores biodiesel, a renewable fuel that is blended with ultra low-sulphur diesel to produce a more environmentally

Vecenergy, the Group’s energy division, has terminals in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and New Mexico, with a total capacity exceeding two million barrels.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Below: Terminal Supervisor Kevin Coleman explains the logistics of the terminal, while a tanker driver takes on fuel at the loading rack. Also shown is the terminal’s vapor recovery unit.

friendly product for on- or offroad diesel use, with the added benefit of increased lubricity.

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Montgomery Market Fuels Increase In Unleaded Adjusting to increased regional demand for passenger vehicle fuel, Vecenergy’s petroleum products terminal in Montgomery, AL, has tweaked its product line-up. The terminal had more than enough capacity for ultra low-sulfur diesel, used primarily by the commercial trucking industry, so one of its bulk diesel tanks was emptied, cleaned and re-purposed to hold regular unleaded gasoline, meeting the growing consumer need. The tank was retrofitted with an aluminum floating (inner) roof, as required for that type of product. Vecenergy Director of Engineering Jaime Cotero oversaw the work. The total capacity at the terminal is more than 105,000 barrels. Products also include premium unleaded gasoline, red dye diesel (for off-road equipment), Ethanol, and transmix. Tanker trucks receive wholesale product orders through the terminal’s loading rack, then make bulk deliveries to service stations, truck stops and commercial accounts in the region. Above Right: T.J. Dennis works on a tank changeover, while a tanker driver loads his truck for a bulk regional delivery.

Photos by Carl Thiemann

Right and Below: Vecenergy’s Alabama facility fulfills a vital role in meeting the transportation energy needs of the region.

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Product Sales Stay Strong At Miami Quarry The Davey Branch Bridge spans a newly built road allowing local residents to access WV-10.

White Rock Quarries in Miami, FL, is providing rock fill for nearby I-75 construction, add-

Top Right: V&G crew members Shawn Rider, Kurt Blankenbeckler and Dave Vance spread material ing to its variety of FDOT-approved aggregates and screenings supplied to Florida’s before laying pipe.

construction market. Above, aggregates get sorted through the quarry’s main produc-

Fartion Left:plant. Using At an right extendable work platform, others remove bridge over hang is the quarry’s MarionDana 8200 Halcomb dragline,and which hoists a 105-cu.yd. bucket. forms.

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Enjoy a few recent photos! Shown are sponsored industry events, such as Construction Career Days, Touch-A-Truck, Career Source, and CANstruction (above and left); company and job locations (right and above); a Chamber of Commerce award presentation for Leo and Kathryn Vecellio (below); and company gettogethers (also below) where the fourth (and toddling fifth) generations of the family-owned Vecellio Group were in attendance.

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P E R S O N N E L GREAT JOB! Congratulations to all employees receiving recent promotions! Management team in italics. (Through May 31, 2017.)

Ranger Construction Michael Hultman, Asphalt Manager Michael Moss, Grade Foreman Kyle Murray, Traffic Control Foreman Christopher Phillips, Survey Party Chief Adam Rutledge, Grade Foreman Jose Suarez, Grade Foreman

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Jamie Timming, Sr. Project Manager Aramis Alonso, Lowboy Driver Donald Borowski II, Grader Operator Trainee Vincent Cloe, Traffic Control Specialist Michael Coffey, Mill Operator Homero Covarrubias, Traffic Control Spec. Walter Davis, Shuttle Buggy Operator Luis DeVegas, Grader Operator Trainee Lesier Estevez, Tanker Driver Johan Fuentes-Bonilla, Plant Loader Oper. Deshawn Glover, Service Truck Driver David Grear, Roller Operator Vincent Green, Asphalt Lead Lloyd Howard, Screed Operator

Mike Slade Receives ACAF Lifetime Achievement Award

WELCOME ABOARD! Please join us in welcoming new or returning employees who have completed their introductory periods through May 31, 2017. We also welcome all management team members (in italics).

Ranger Construction DeCesare, Joseph M. Cost Engineer Everett, Thomas R. Asphalt Foreman Franklin Jr., Gary R. Project Engineer Scherer, John R. Project Engineer Vaughn, Brett R. Milling Foreman Anderson, Derrick C. Beasley, Robert C. Berry Jr., Carl C. Berry, Theodis B. Bevans, Jacob A. Brown Jr., John W Campbell III, Paul A. Capodieci, Peter T. Casey Jr., Keith E. Coffey, Michael J. Cruz, Gerardo Cueva, Carlos F. Curry, Darren Frazier, Albert J.

Gonzalez, Julian A. Grajales, Devin J. Hayes, Sean M. D. Haygood, Dominic D. Hernandez Dorado, Alien Holmes, Raymond J. Hudson Jr., Larry D. Jean-Baptiste, Daniel Joseph, Harry J. Knight, Andrew V. Liptrot Jr., Calvin V. Lopez Cuellar, Victor Maner, Henry G. Moore Jr., Gene Ortiz, Randol Pankow, Cody L. Pankow, Richard S. Pazos, John J. Pereira, Angel L. Ramjas, Bhojnarine Reese, Michale R. Rider, Neil W. Roberts, Errick L. Rodriguez, Engels E. Rugg, Joy A. Rutledge, Jonathan M.

Santiago, Albert H. Santillanes, Rodney C. Santos, Edward Scott, Dennis L. Scott, Richard L. Scott, Terry Spencer, Brian A. Stalter, Mark A. Tacti Jr., Thomas C. Torrens, Oscar J. Western Garcia, Ruben M. Wilson, Milan R.

Sharpe Bros. Alvarez Germade, Darien Barron, William D Fernandez, Hayrol Watkins, Dandre C.

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Ayers, Christopher Q. Survey Party Chief Butters, Gary L. Project Manager Crider, Jimmie J Survey Party Chief Melton Jr., Michael W. Bridge Foreman Wyatt, Evan N Pipe Foreman

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Jay McGuinness, Loader Operator Kenneth Newhouse, Asphalt Lead Francisco Perez-Santiago, Loader Operator Allen Powell, Roller Operator Robert Powell, Bulldozer Operator Davy Pringal, Mill Operator Timothy Sims, Paver Operator Corey Taylor, Shuttle Buggy Operator Kerrin Walker, Finish Roller Operator

Samuel Jones, Lab Tech Matthew King, Screed Operator Donnie Mireles-Sanchez, Broom Operator Skyler Nelson, Asphalt Raker Michael Payne, Screed Operator Jorge Vega, Shuttle Buggy Operator

Sharpe Bros.

Glenn Pratt, Project Manager James Sommerville, Grade Superintendent Rafael Aguilar-Munoz, Carpenter Nectali Bueso Canales, Pipelayer Jared Carter, Off Road Driver Steven Dolin, Lead Carpenter Fernando Gonzalez-Alvarez, Off Road Driver Johnny Hendrix, Off Road Driver Scott Langlois, Carpenter Patrick Lucas, Trucking Lead Joshua Martin, Accounts Payable Clerk Landwell McCall, Loader Operator Manolo Rico, Bridge Welder

Jeffrey Johnson, Plant Foreman Yair Alvarez, Roller Operator John Austin, Plant Lead Juan Contreras-Ontiveros, QC/Lab Technician Steve Dawson, Service Truck Operator Serigne Dieye, Asphalt Raker Reece Gray, Roller Operator Tyler House, Broom Operator Kenneth Hutchens, Shuttle Buggy Operator Aaron Johnson, Shuttle Buggy Operator James K. Johnson, Roller Operator

Aguilar Munoz, Rafael Anderson, Douglas E Bailey, Douglas F. Barrantes, Martin D. Bartley, Cale T. Bueso Canales, Nectali Bueso Rivera, Nectali Cox, Timothy B. Hendrix, Johnny R Lasley, Gary R. Matheson, Justin M. May, Thomas A. Rhoades, Freddy L. Richmond, Ryan C. Robinson, Christopher T. Rosa Ramos, Roberto Scott, Hunter P. Smeltzer, Kyle M. Warner, Robert C. Webb, Cody J White, Wesley A. Wilhite, Eddie D.

Vecenergy Dickerson, Michael A.

White Rock Quarries Tenorio, Roxanne B. Hill, Aaron L Pellicciari, Sonia Pennington, Tyler

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.

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

IN MEMORIAM We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have recently passed, including:

ANDREW HODGES

Andrew Hodges, a Project Estimator at Ranger Construction’s West Palm Beach, office, has passed away. An experienced estimator with a good understanding of the local market, Andrew had more than 17 years of service with Ranger, where he worked to high standards and was respected by his peers. His father, the late Ron Hodges, was a Ranger Project Supervisor. Survivors include his widow, Stacey, whom Andrew met and married during her time as a Ranger employee.

BILL MEDCALF

Bill Medcalf, who retired from Vecellio & Grogan as Construction Division President in 2012, has passed on. Formerly a member of APAC’s executive team, Bill came to V&G in 2001 with many years of management experience. He was instrumental in establishing V&G’s Greensboro, NC, asphalt plant operations, which were later combined with the Sharpe Bros. acquisition. Bill provided years of valued executive management service to V&G and made a substantial contribution to the Vecellio Group’s success.

MORT MYRICK

Mort Myrick, a well-known south Florida road construction professional who came to Ranger Construction through acquisition a few years before his retirement in 2010, has passed away. Mort started his career doing surveying and engineering work for FDOT. Over the decades, he became a valuable member of the estimating and project management teams at PJ Constructors, Couch Construction, and APAC Southeast Florida. Mort was welcomed to Ranger Construction when the company acquired APAC’s Medley operation in 2007.

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

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

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I-81 Project Underway In VA

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

Vecellio & Grogan’s I-81 Bridge job in Radford, VA, is among several projects the company has underway. Shown are Angie Christian, Project Manager Andy Furbish, Safety Manager David Davis, Foreman/Carpenter Mike Melton Jr., and Welder Joe Phillips. A hoe spread is also at work, developing an access road from I-81.

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    s 7809 Lebanon Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

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