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1st/2nd Quarter 2021 Newsmagazine of the

A Top 400 Contractor

The Vecellio Group

“A Tradition Of Excellence Since 1938”

www.VecellioGroup.com

New Era To Dawn At Port Everglades Ranger’s Work For Vecenergy, Among Other Port Upgrades, Making Way For Larger Ships Page 2

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After Unprecedented Year, Staying Safe Still Job #1 Amid Rebound (A Word From Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.)......................................................2 Sharpe Providing Full Range Of Services For Customers.................3 Ranger Divisions Making Progress On Variety Of Jobs....................4 Ranger Earns Quality Awards For Projects In Florida, Georgia.......5 Ranger Receives Thanks From Orlando School.................................5 V&G Adds Florida Panhandle Job To Work Schedule......................6

Hal Jones Contractor Wraps Up Rip-Rap Work At Naval Base........6 ‘Go Orange Day’ Promotes Job Site Safety Awareness...................7 Supervisor Safety Awards Recognize Crew Leaders For Dedication To Safety Throughout The Year....................................................... 8-9 Hard Hat Contest Is “Using Your Head” To Promote Safety.......... 10 White Rock Loader Operators Bring Skill, Safety To Work............. 11 Ranger Reaching Higher Heights On Airport Projects................... 12

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 industrial bridge and marine construction services in the southeastern United States. A division of Vecellio & Grogan.

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.


Berth 9 work includes a relocated rack with upgraded valves and piping, shown above and below.

Photo by Alejandro Uribe

Photo by John Parker

Berth 9 Work & Other Port Upgrades To Allow Larger Ships Ranger Mechanical Services, a group within Ranger Construction, is working with Vecenergy’s South Florida Petroleum Services to relocate and upgrade Berth 9 fuel offloading infrastructure as part of Port Everglades’ multi-year expansion plans to increase capacity for today’s larger ships. Vecenergy’s new Berth 9 infrastructure will feature larger loading arms and manifold, updated valves and elevated piping. Next, Port Everglades will expand Slip 1, where the berth is located. Larger tankers will be able to dock and complete offloading at a faster rate for increased turnover at the Broward County port, which is South Florida’s main hub for gasoline and jet fuel. The port is also one of the nation’s largest containerized cargo ports and the third largest cruise port in the world. Ranger and Vecenergy’s Berth 9 work is due for completion by year’s end. Port Everglades is also making other improvements to increase capacity, including deepening and widening navigation channels and adding cargo berths, with those upgrades scheduled for completion over the next four years. Under separate contracts, Ranger Mechanical is installing pipe from the new Berth 9 rack to a future Portofino bulk fuel terminal at the port. Ranger is also providing site development for the terminal. Elsewhere, in Hendry County, a Ranger Mechanical crew is working with Ranger grading crews on a C-139 Annex Restoration project to reroute agricultural stormwater runoff for South Florida Water Management District.

After Unprecedented Year, Staying Safe Still Job #1 Amid Rebound After more than a year like no other, the development and widespread rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is helping bring the country back from unprecedented conditions. Our hearts go out to those who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-related illness, and to those still recovering from the virus’ effects. My family and I received vaccinations as soon as we were eligible and sincerely appreciate the protection. We encourage everyone to do their part in staying safe and keeping others safe. The recommended safety protocols can and do save lives, and we will continue leading the Group-wide effort to keep everyone safe. 2

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

Our hats are off to all supervisors receiving a safety award for their work performance last year. Thank you for looking out for yourselves and your crews! As business has rebounded across America, our operations are also growing. We have excellent opportunities for those looking to join our Group. Both Vecellio & Grogan and Ranger Construction have remained flexible and proactive in pursuing opportunities for work, picking up projects in new market areas. Sharpe Bros. and Hal Jones Contractor continue their great work, while White Rock Quarries and Vecenergy are also working hard to keep up with Florida’s growth.

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Photos by Paul Gilliam

Above: A Sharpe Bros. paving crew lays asphalt at a new Publix Distribution Center. Top Left and Left: Rockingham County resurfacing work includes an asphalt surface treatment (AST), stretching the municipality’s budget on the rural improvements.

Sharpe Providing Full Range Of Services For Public, Private Sectors roads, where the added cost of milling is offset by longerlasting stretches of pavement able to withstand heavier loads. Using the AST method, Sharpe is resurfacing one primary and 33 secondary roads in Guilford and Rockingham counties under a 15-month, $1.8-million contract. The company is performing the same work on 46 additional Rockingham County secondary roads, along with milling and paving two more heavily traveled streets, under a separate $2.7-million contract. Base work, drainage, fine grading and

new asphalt paving are also Sharpe specialties. Projects include installing storm drainage for a new subdivision in Kernersville, and building three parking lots and a roadway for a new Publix Distribution Center in Greensboro. Sharpe’s work at Publix is due for completion by year’s end. Starting in June, Sharpe will remove concrete pavement from six streets in Winston-Salem, repaving them with asphalt.

Above left: A Sharpe crew installs storm drainage pipe for a new subdivision in Kernersville, N.C. Above right: Improvements on nearly three dozen rural roads in Guilford and Rockingham counties includes stretches where the shoulder is widened, along with asphalt surface treatment and repaving.

Photo by John Riley, Jr.

Photos by Paul Gilliam

Sharpe Bros. is working with municipalities in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina to stretch their road resurfacing budgets, improving miles of mostly rural roadways by protecting the existing surface first, rather than milling it. AST, also called chip sealing, involves placing and rolling a thin layer of small aggregates over a sprayed layer of emulsion. A layer of fresh hot-mix asphalt is laid over that. It’s an economical alternative for less-trafficked roads, while milling and repaving is reserved for busier or more urban

Sharpe Bros. recently upgraded the safety signage at its Greensboro office and shop, including a digital display to track safe working days.

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Ranger’s Central and South Divisions have been busy with a wide range of work lately. In the South Division, Ranger has upgraded four dilapidated brick paver intersections on the eastern end of SR-842 (Broward Blvd.) in Broward County, Fla., installing full-depth asphalt pavement. In Palm Beach County, Ranger is milling and resurfacing roadways for the county under its annual road maintenance contract, worth $10.4 million for 2020-2021. The company is performing similar work for one of the county’s municipalities, the Village of Wellington, under a $1.4-million contract. Also in Palm Beach County, Ranger is performing canal improvements as a subcontractor on two South Florida Water Management District projects, while working directly for the county to provide site

Photo by Terrance Faulkner

Ranger Divisions Making Progress On Variety Of Jobs

Recent work at Ranger Construction includes intersection improvements in Broward County, Fla., including this full-depth asphalt pavement on SR-842 (Broward Blvd.) at US-1.

development, including storm drainage and utilities, for a bulk fuel storage facility. In Central Division work, Ranger has passed the half-way mark on a three-year, $20-million milling and resurfacing contract with Orange County, while in Sumter County, the company has widened the ex-

isting 22-ft. wide rural roadway into a 28ft. wide road with new stabilized shoulders, on nearly five miles of CR-478. Also in Central, Ranger continues making good progress on Wekiva Parkway and railbed site development for Brightline’s express route from Orlando to West Palm.

Above and above right: In St. Lucie County, Fla, Ranger’s current projects include improvements to Gordy Road under a Vecellio & Grogan bridge contract, and paving for a new convenience store.

Photos by Travis Gates, Jimmy Waters and Brittany Bradley

Below and right: Ranger’s SR-76 (Kanner Highway) project in Martin County, Fla.

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Photos by Leo Nelson Aerial Photography

Adding to its many industry awards for producing high-quality results, Ranger was recently recognized by the National Asphalt Pavement Association for its work on SR-520 (shown above left), SR-19 near Little Lake Harris (above center), and I-4 (SR-400) in Lake Mary (above right). The SR-520 job was also honored by the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida with an A.P. Bolton Excellence In Paving Award (District 5) at NAPA’s recent annual convention in Naples.

Ranger Earns Quality Awards For Projects In Florida, Georgia Three NAPA Awards, One ACAF Award For Central Florida Jobs Ranger won a second NAPA award for its work on SR-19 from Savage Circle to Royal Harbor Boulevard in Tavares. The company had to shift the road to tie it into a newly-constructed bridge over Little Lake Harris. Ranger cleared the area, did the earthwork and stabilization, laid base rock and asphalt pavement, and installed a storm sewer system. Ranger also received a NAPA award for its work on sections of I-4 (SR-400) in Lake Mary. The project consisted of milling and resurfacing the east bound lanes along the on/off ramps, plus guardrail improvements and signal improvements.

Reclamation Award In Georgia On its first ever job in Georgia, a fulldepth reclamation project completed in 2020, Ranger Construction was honored by the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) with a Past President’s Award. Performed on Indigo Road in Effingham County, Ranger pulverized the existing failing roadway and mixed in an Ergon asphalt emulsion product. The reclaimed base was then fine graded and prime-coated. The roadway was later chip sealed and paved. Ranger’s full-depth reclamation experience on Florida streets had caught the attention of Effingham officials, leading to Ranger’s invitation to participate.

Photo by Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, used with appreciation.

Ranger Construction continues its tradition of producing award-winning work for its customers. The latest examples are three projects in central Florida that received Quality in Construction Awards by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) at a virtual event in February. One of the NAPA awards was for excellence in construction on an asphalt pavement project on SR-520 in Orlando. Ranger partnered with FDOT to work through a number of field issues, minimizing their impact. The teamwork resulted in a smooth, high-quality asphalt road that is serving area motorists well. The SR-520 job was also recently honored by the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida (ACAF) with an A.P. Bolton Excellence In Paving Award for District 5.

Ranger Receives Thanks From Orlando School Ranger Construction recently received a warm letter of thanks from Holy Family Catholic School in Orlando, after working around the school’s arrival and dismissal times while paving local streets under an Orange County resurfacing contract. Kudos to Asphalt Superintendent Juan Miguel Arce for working it out!

Ranger Construction was invited to perform full-depth reclamation on a road in Effingham County, Ga., shown here during paving. Ranger earned honors from the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association.

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V&G Adds Florida Panhandle Job To Work Schedule

Photos by Mandi Morgan

Vecellio & Grogan has begun work on a pedestrian underpass in East Inlet Beach, Fla., a coastal area in the state’s panhandle. As prime contractor, V&G is installing a precast structure to allow pedestrians to freely pass beneath SR-98 at the intersection with County Highway 30A. Work began in early 2021, with 14 months for completion under the $5.5-million contract. Also in Florida, as prime, sub or separate contractor, V&G is working with Ranger Construction on multiple projects. V&G is replacing a small bridge in St. Lucie County, and, in two projects owned by the South Florida Water Management District, V&G crews are lining six miles of ditch with concrete in Palm Beach County, and building 11 structures for a canal restoration project in Hendry County. In Central Florida, V&G is more than half-finished building 16 miles of railroad bed for an expansion of Brightline’s express rail service linking Orlando to West Palm and Miami, and is winding down on its Wekiva Parkway project, also near Orlando, where the company built bridges and elevated roadway. In other work, though slowed by rainy weather, crews have made consistent progress excavating for a 7.2-mile section of the new Rockingham Bypass in Richmond County, N.C. V&G is now over a year

A V&G crew drives sheeting on a job in the Florida panhandle (above left), while in Richmond County, N.C., the company works on Rockingham Bypass (above right).

Among its active projects, Hal Jones Contractor has completed more than 2,700 feet of rip-rap installation along the shoreline at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., as shown at right (Photo 1). Work is underway on the final 200 feet. The company is replacing more than 1,500 feet of dock at the City of Jacksonville’s Northbank Riverwalk (Photo 2).

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The Jacksonville Beach Pier replacement project is progressing well, with all trestle spans nearly finished, removal of debris from the old, hurricane-damaged pier mostly complete, and caps and bents for the new pier coming along well (Photo 3). Recently completed work includes sheet wall and cap installation for Cross State Towing in Jacksonville. (Photo 4). 6

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Hal Jones Wraps Up Rip-Rap Work


The Vecellio Companies annually participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week, including “Go Orange Day,” this year held on April 28th, with employees wearing T-shirts bearing a special message to reinforce their commitment to safety. We thank EVERYONE for particpating! Just some of our great team members are shown here, properly masked and/or spaced apart per Covid-19 protocols.

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Supervisor Safety Awards Recognize Crew Leaders For Dedication To Safety The Vecellio Group’s annual Supervisor Safety Awards program recognizes high-level safety performance at our construction and materials operations. These include Vecellio & Grogan (and its affiliated shop, Beckley Equipment Repair), Hal Jones Contractor, Sharpe Bros., White Rock Quarries and Ranger Construction Industries, based on multiple criteria tracked throughout last year. The Group’s energy division also monitors and rewards high-level safety performance. Keep up the good work and stay safe everyone!

HAL JONES CONTRACTOR HONORS 8 SUPERVISORS BAZILE, VICTOR BERG, BRUCE CAMPOS, JULIAN CHAPIN, FRED MILES, EARL PHILLIPS, GRANVILLE ROSIER, BEN SCHNORR, GEORGE

BRIDGE FOREMAN BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE FOREMAN LEAD BRIDGE BRIDGE SUPT.

SHARPE BROS. HONORS 16 SUPERVISORS BAILEY, TIM BAKER, JOSH BEDOLLA, JUAN BISHOP, MIKE BRANSCOME, DAVE CARMICHAEL, DAN CARTER, DONALD HUNT, PAUL JOHNSON, JEFF MABE, TOMMY MARTIN, ARRIE (DALE) MICHAUX, MICHAEL NELSON, TODD OWENS, ISAAC WALL, CARL WESTMORELAND, ALLEN 8

PROJECT SUPT. ASPHALT FOREMAN PIPE/LEAD ASPHALT SUPT. QUALITY CONTROL SUPT. PLANT FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN PLANT FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. FLEET MANAGER PLANT FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN FLEET MANAGER GRADE FOREMAN

VECELLIO & GROGAN* HONORS 25 SUPERVISORS * Includes Beckley Equipment Repair BOGGS, TERRY BROWN, FRED (CHARLIE) CASAS, PEDRO DELP, DAVID FIELDS, RANDALL GREEN, DILLAN GRIMES, LARRY HARDY, JEFFREY HOLCOMB, DANA LARA-ROJAS, ENRIQUE LYCANS, JUSTIN MARTIN, GREG MCLAUGHLIN, DAVID NUNEZ, LUIS POTTER, DEREK RESENDIZ, BARDO RUNION, MIKE SEYMOUR, DAVID SHAFFER, ROBERT SHREWSBURY, TIMOTHY SOMMERVILLE, JAMES SPARKS, GARY TORRES, FRANCISCO WALKER, DANNY WATERS, JAMES

BRIDGE FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN PARTY CHIEF GRADE SUPT. PROJECT FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN BRIDGE SUPT. GRADE SUPT. WORKING FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN SHOP FOREMAN BRIDGE SUPT. WORKING FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN GRADE SUPT. GRADE SUPT. GRADE FOREMAN EQUIPMENT SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT.

WHITE ROCK QUARRIES HONORS 14 SUPERVISORS AGUERO, ANGEL DANIEL, GARY DAVIS, TRACY FLORES, GARY HARBIN, STEVE JIMENEZ-QUINTANA, MANUEL LEE, EARON PAYNE, CHARLES JR. RABASSA, JOSE REYES, TONY THOMPSON, WILBUR (BUD) VALERO, YOSMEL VOYTEK, TODD WHYTE, TREVOR

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PLANT FOREMAN PLANT FOREMAN PARTY CHIEF PLANT FOREMAN PLANT SUPERVISOR PLANT FOREMAN QUARRIES ENGINEER EQUIPMENT MANAGER EQUIPMENT FOREMAN Q.C. SUPERVISOR PLANT MANAGER PLANT FOREMAN PLANT MANAGER PIT FOREMAN


RANGER CONSTRUCTION’S SOUTH DIVISION* HONORS 28 SUPERVISORS PROJECT SUPT. TRUCK MANAGER PLANT MANAGER ASPHALT FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. ASPHALT FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. SHOP FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN PROJECT MANAGER MILLING FOREMAN SHOP MANAGER ASPHALT FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. PROJECT SUPT. SAFETY WORK ZONE MGR. PLANT FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. Q.C. MANAGER ASPHALT FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN FACILITIES ADMIN. ASPHALT FOREMAN PIPE FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. GRADE FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. PIPE SUPT.

Ranger Construction received four awards from the Safety Council of Palm Beach County recently, honoring its Central Division, South Division, Worker Safety and Vehicle Safety. Representing Ranger: Paul Schwager, Keurin Acosta, Randy Scarberry and Andrew Maniotis.

RANGER CONSTRUCTION’S CENTRAL DIVISION* HONORS 33 SUPERVISORS * Includes Winter Garden, Ft. Pierce, Debary and Ocala

Photo by Carl Thiemann

CHAMBERS, DAVID CONDE, RICHARD FOX, TIMOTHY GERMAN, EZELL GORDON, EYON GREEN, JOHNNY JR. GREEN, JOHNNY SR. HAWKINS, SEAN HOWARD, LLOYD KINSLOE, THOMAS MONJARAZ, PABLO MORRIS, RICHARD NEWHOUSE, KEN PARKER, JOHN PHILLIPSON, KEVIN PICKEL, DANIEL PURVIS, MILES RACHAL, DALTON REIS, RENALTO SERRA, GLENN SMITH, LANORRIS SNEED, ROBERT SUAREZ, JOSE SULLIVAN, JASON SUMNER, ROBERT TORRES, PEDRO TORRES, PEDRO JUAN WOLOSYN, BRUCE

Photo by Toni Burrows

* Includes West Palm, Miami and Pompano

Regular plant cleaning and maintenance is an important part of the overall safety program at Miami-based White Rock Quarries.

ARANGO, GONZALO ARCE, JUAN BERNARDO, JESSE CHRISTIE, JAMES COVARRUBIAS, EMILIANO COVARRUBIAS, HOMERO DIAZ RODRIGUEZ, JUAN EVERETT, LORI GEIGER, CHARLES GURIERE, CARMEN HERNANDEZ, HECTOR HORTON, ZACH HUGHES, JOHNNY IRVIN, CHRISTOPHER JENKINS, WILLIAM MILLER, BRIAN MONROE, PATRICK MORRIS, MICHAEL MOSS, MICHAEL MURRAY, KYLE NAYLON, DEAN OLORTEGUI, JAMES PIERCE, CLYDE W. ROBERTSON, RUFUS RUTLEDGE, ADAM SMITH, MICHAEL E. SORIA, ANGEL TAYLOR, BENJAMIN UNGARO, ERIC VERK, LARRY WALKER, DANIEL WHITE, DAVID WILKERSON, JAMES

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GRADE FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. GRADE FOREMAN PLANT FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN MOT FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. QC MANAGER PROJECT SUPT. GRADE SUPT. ASPHALT FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. PLANT MANAGER MOT FOREMAN PARTY CHIEF MILLING FOREMAN PIPE SUPT. SHOP FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. GRADE FOREMAN GRADE SUPT. ASPHALT FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN MOT FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN PLANT MANAGER SHOP FOREMAN PROJECT SUPER. 9


Hard Hat Decal Contest — ‘Using Your Head’ To Promote Safety When it comes to safety, employees around the Vecellio Group are using their heads in more ways than one. A recent safety slogan contest for the construction divisions brought in a number of great entries, each a reminder to keep safety front and center. Winners received gift cards and the honor of having their winning slogans turned into designs, printed on hard hat decals, and distributed to employees. Signage around job sites and facilities carries impact, to be sure, but the personalized nature of hard hat decals takes the safety message one step further. As long as the hard hats have not been damaged or become obsolete due to new safety specifications, they can last for years, with the inserts replaced as necessary to maintain proper fit and performance. Employees can affix safety or other approved, industry-related stickers, literally carrying the message with them at all times and adding to their safety commitment.

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RET I REMENT S

The Vecellio Group extends best wishes to those who retired in the first half of 2021. Their many years of valued service are greatly appreciated! Retirees included three employees with a combined 50-plus years of service, along with two who were more recently hired, who opted to finish their careers with the Group.

Agustin O. Fuentes

Agustin Fuentes started with Ranger Construction’s Miami operations in January 2006 as a Dump Truck Driver. A dedicated and loyal employee, Agustin trained many new hires during his years of service. His consistent efforts contributed to the Company’s success and his service has been greatly appreciated. Agustin has decided to put his CDL to rest and enjoy a well-deserved retirement.

Roseane ‘Ana’ Jakusevich

Ana Jakusevich was hired in 2000 as a Programmer for the Vecellio Group’s IT Department. She has experienced many changes, with constant innovation of technology. Ana helped update and enhance many system platforms, including the integration of JD Edwards Oracle, in support of all business functions companywide. She also 10

Here are the safety slogan winners in the 2021 contest, with the decals shown at left. From Ranger Construction, two entries were selected, both from the Ft. Pierce operations. They were submitted by Survey Party Chief William Jenkins and Paver Operator Ricardo Covarrubias. At Vecellio & Grogan, Pipe Laborer Erik Dominguez submitted the selected entry, while at Beckley Equipment Repair, V&G’s affiliated shop, Cheyenne Blackburn’s entry was selected. From Sharpe Bros., Distributor Truck Operator Curtis Coggins had the winning slogan. At Hal Jones Contractor, Crane Operator Dave Smith’s safety slogan was the winner. Julie Hernandez of the Vecellio Group Safety Department in West Palm Beach oversaw the contest for Ranger Construction, while Vecellio & Grogan Safety Director John Riley Jr. handled the duties for V&G and its affiliated companies.

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played a key role in designing custom reports from scratch to facilitate data extraction and analysis. Whether programming new reports, providing customer support for JD Edwards users, or designing new programs, Ana was an essential part of the organization’s success. Her years of dedicated service were greatly appreciated.

Shirley D. Leasure

Shirley Leasure retired in January from her position of Safety Clerk with Ranger Construction after nearly 20 years of service. During her tenure she also served as a Safety Coordinator and Safety Administrator. Hired in 2002, Shirley’s knowledge, work ethic, and dedication to the Safety Department was a key to the department’s success. She was a valuable team member who will not be easily replaced.

Also Retiring Recently

Two other Ranger employees wound down their careers recently, each with about seven years of service. Abraham Samet retired from the payroll department, where he assisted in the preparation and distribution of weekly paychecks. Wallace Sessoms retired from his duties as a Tanker Driver. We appreciate their dedicated service and contributions to the Company’s success.

IN M E M OR I A M The Vecellio Group extends deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of those we lost during the first part of this year. They will be missed.

Richard A. Dixon

Richard “Dick” Dixon, a Plant Welder at White Rock Quarries in Miami with almost 32 years of service at White Rock Quarries, passed away in January. Hired in 1989, Dick was a quiet man, letting his work speak for him. And speak it did. Dick helped keep the plant structure and equipment in proper working order to allow for maximum production with minimal down time. This played an important role in White Rock achieving success as a top producer, with the plant and equipment able to withstand the heavy demands. Dick’s three decades of dedication and service to the company were greatly appreciated.

Robert N. McCray

Robert McCray, a Plant Loader Operator for Ranger Construction’s South Division with more than 23 years of service, passed away in April. Robert began his career with Ranger as a RAP Crusher/Loader Operator. He also worked at White Rock Quarries for a time before transferring back to Ranger’s West Palm Beach asphalt plant. He kept the plant’s cold feed bins properly loaded with sand and aggregates. He helped keep the plant’s inventory neat and assisted with maintenance. Robert was known for doing whatever was asked of him correctly and promptly. His work ethic and loyalty to the organization were greatly appreciated.

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WELCOME ABOARD!

The Vecellio Group welcomes new members of the management team (in italics), along with new and returning employees who have completed their introductory periods through May 31, 2021!

Hal Jones Contractor A Division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. Cupp III, Daniel P Dey, Alexandra M. Ewton, Mark A. Geschwind, Matthew E. Hill, Jonathan McCord, Weston A.

Ranger Construction Beniquez, Miguel A. Foreman-Asphalt Jacobs, Edwin L. Manager- Project Lovely, Jack D. Manager-Business Development Perez De La Cruz, Abdias Engineer-Project Pienkos, Patrick R. Manager-Quality Control Rivera, Aramis C. Superintendent-Grade Rush, Branton T. Administrator-Trucking Ueltschi, Robert D. Manager-Operations Whittaker, Howard C. Foreman-Traffic Control

Berrios, Ricardo M. Bobrowski, Michael C. Brown, Brogan T. Caruso, Joeey D. Chung, Andre N. Clark, Jason L. Cruz Soto, Josue Diaz, Xiomara R. Floyde, Albert B. Forrester, Shari S. Gordon, Tiffany T. Hollingshead, Austin L. Hollingshead, David Holmes, Bruce J. Jeffery, Conor P. Johnson, Patrick R. Jolly, Windell B. Mack, Nacarrio M. Miller, Darryl D. B. Mohabir, Davon K. Morgan, Tony O. Murillo, Byron J. Myers, Jon-Michael Pacheco-Ruby, Victoria D. Paez Cornejo, Amparito J. Palasz, Ian J. Peararay, Baldeo Peters Jr., Dennis E. Roe, Nichole S. Singh, Jermaine R. Thomas, Aaron J. Trujillo, Maikel Turnbaugh, Adam R. Valladares, Juan M. Velazquez Jr., Wilson

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Greene, Lloyd E. Superintendent-Project Hudson, William A. Supervisor-General Infante, Guillermo Foreman-Bridge Lycans, Brent A. Superintendent-Bridge Machado, Luis I. Superintendent-Project Queen, Ellery W. Foreman-Grade Russaw, Willie Foreman-Bridge Adams, Kayla N. Alcaraz-Garibay, Mario Athorne, Michael G. Bloomfield, William A. Borjas-Villanueva, Alejandra Bowyer, Sheri L. Campbell, Beau T. Cline, Edward C. Cole II, Robert J. Dillon, Thomas E. Dominguez, Erik Dudeck, Alexus T. Dunn, Steven L. Estevez, Pedro Fields, Dalton J. Flores Jr., Conrado

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Jones, Timothy L. Keene II, John B. Marshall, Kevin J. Melvin, Marcus L. Olea-Cruz, Lizbeth Payne, Charles G. Pore, Adrian D. Reyes-Gomez, Elmer Shepard, Colby I. Short, William F Wall, Delon A. Warren, Casey D. Williams, Kailey B. Williams, Nija R.

Vecenergy Barnes, Naheem U. Cannato, Kenneth G. Champion, Danny C. Fernandez, Jaime Z. Reynoso, Josue

White Rock Quarries Amado Concepcion, Gabriela Griffin, Henry L. Hernandez, Heriberto Linares Martinez, Jorge L. Perez Gonzalez, Jorge L.

Remember, We Work The Safe Way!

Congratulations to those receiving pro­motions through May 31, 2021! (Man­agement team in italics.)

Hal Jones Contractor Rivera Gonzalez, Juan E. – Foreman Pierce, Clinton J. – Pile Driver Operator, Bridge

Ranger Construction

Betancur Ortega, Mariana – Project Engineer Celcis, Kristopher P. – Foreman Traffic Control Durant, Britney D. – Project Manager Irvin, Christopher C. – Safety Manager Nash, William C. – Project Manager Minietta, Michael P. – Milling Foreman Rutledge, Johnathan M. – Foreman Grade Soria, Angel U. – Project Engineer Ward, Ryan C. – Trucking Manager Cade, Kenneth D. – Roller Operator Grade Chavez, Alfredo – Lead Asphalt Hernandez, Angel – Bulldozer Operator Grade Mohabir, Davon K. – Shuttle Buggy Asphalt Ofeldt, Keith O. – Loader Operator Grade

Ortiz, Randol – Bulldozer Operator Grade Vittori, David M.J. – Water Truck Driver Grade Wiseman, David E. – Plant Lead

Vecellio & Grogan* *and affiliated companies

Gonzalez, Bryan J. – Foreman Queen, Ellery W. – Foreman Grade Resendiz, Ruben – Bridge Foreman Shrewsbury, Timothy B. – Project Superintendent Bostick, William – Bulldozer Operator Grade Cox, Ella M. – Clerk Contracts Morgan, Amanda Rae – Cost Administrator

White Rock Quarries

Brown, Antoine – Plant Foreman Perez, Rafael – Safety Coordinator Andrade, Lisdan Roger – Loader Operator Plant Davis, Antwan D. – Off Hwy Rear Dump Truck Driver Martinez, Carlos J. – Off Hwy Rear Dump Truck Driver Menendez, Roberto– Off Hwy Rear Dump Truck Driver

Vecellio Group Provides Great Career Opportunities

Photos by Carl Thiemann and Tony Diaz

The companies of the Vecellio Group take pride in providing great career opportunities. If you have friends interested in joining our team, please contact your local HR representative for open job opportunities!

WRQ Loader Operators Bring Skill, Safety To Work Loader Operators at Miami-based White Rock Quarries bring skill and safety to their work, at every stage of production. Above, a haul truck is filled with material for the crushing plant, while at left a sales loader gathers material for customer trucks.

The Vecellio Group proudly provides Equal Em­ ployment 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 maintain workplaces that are drug-free and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racial bias.

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

High-Quality Construction & Materials l Office

s Asphalt Plant

n Materials

Photos by Brittany Bradley

HAL JONES CONTRACTOR www.HalJonesContractor.com l 720 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202 P.O. Box 3257, Jacksonville, FL 32206 Phone: (904) 355-5885 • Fax: (904) 355-7648 RANGER CONSTRUCTION www.RangerConstruction.com Ranger Headquarters & South Division Office l 101 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 P.O. Box 15065, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 Ofc: (561) 793-9400, (800) 969-9402 • Fax: (561) 790-4332 s West Palm Plant: (561) 784-3485 • Fx: (561) 784-4033 Ranger Central Division Office l 1200 Elboc Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787 Office: (407) 656-9255 • Toll-free: (800) 769-8383 s Plant: (407) 749-6262 • Fax: (407) 656-3188 Additional Ranger Locations s 320 Benson Junction Road, DeBary, FL 32713 Phone: (386) 515-8620 • Fax: (386) 753-1760 s 4510 Glades Cutoff Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 Phone: (772) 252-5990 • Fax: (772) 466-9559 s 17800 NW 122nd Ave, Hialeah (Miami), FL 33018 Phone: (305) 828-9464 • Fax: (305) 818-7172 s 9765 SW Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34481 Phone: (321) 395-5256 s 2503 NW 48th St, Pompano, FL 33073 Phone: (954) 428-8712 • Fax: (954) 422-1878

VECELLIO & GROGAN www.VecellioGrogan.com l 2251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 P.O. Box 2438, Beckley, WV 25802-2438 Phone: (304) 252-6575 • Fax: (304) 252-4131 l 9250 Bay Plaza Blvd, Suite 315, Tampa FL 33619 Marine Operations: (813) 393-8191 • Fax: (813) 792-6370 WHITE ROCK QUARRIES www.WRQuarries.com ln 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

Photo by Aerial Photography, Inc.

SHARPE BROS. www.SharpeBrosVG.com l 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) Phone: (336) 708-7662 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

Ranger Reaches Higher On Airport Projects Airport work comes with higher performance standards than typical road construction projects. Job site access, safety protocols and, of course, the asphalt itself are subject to more critical specifications. Nevertheless, Ranger Construction has made airport work a steady part of its Florida business, establishing a reputation for successfully dealing with the challenging conditions to produce high-quality results. Recent examples include a project at Vero Beach Regional Airport in Indian River County, shown in both photos above. Crews have been upgrading the drainage and resurfacing an apron under a $2.6-million contract. At Palm Beach International Airport, shown at left, Ranger has been making improvements to the northeast airfield. Other recent work includes apron rehabilitation and expansion at Ocala International Airport. For additional coverage of Ranger Construction news, please see pages 4-5.

Advanced Energy Services & Products VECENERGY www.Vecenergy.com Main Office (& Vecenergy Resources) 1510 SE 17th St., Suite 200-C, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 463-0546 Alabama — Montgomery Terminal 200 Hunter Loop Road, Montgomery, AL 36108 Phone: (334) 265-7071 • Fax: (334) 265-7072 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 Georgia — Macon Terminal 2476 Allen Road, Macon, GA 31216 Phone: (478) 788-5511 • Fax: (478) 781-6626 New Mexico — Albuquerque Terminal 3200 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105 Phone: (505) 246-4402 • Fax: (505) 246-4444 South Florida Petroleum Services (Port Everglades) 2550 Eisenhower Blvd. #12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 Phone: (954) 467-9774 • Fax: (954) 467-9722

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