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Newest Group Member Murray Logan Builds Pump Station For Local Community

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Rising Costs Must Never Lead to Cutting Corners (A Word From Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.) ..........................................................2 Hal Jones Provides Quick Emergency Bridge Repair .........................3 Jax Beach Pier & Times Union Projects Nearly Complete .................3 Progress Continues on Vecenergy Port Everglades Projects.............3 Ranger Restoring Wetlands to Ensure Wildlife Survival......................4 Ranger Completes Road Realignment Project.....................................4 Vecellio & Grogan Ramps Up in the Second Quarter ........................5

Sharpe Crews Take to the Streets After Winter Season ......................5 Vecellio Group Celebrates Safety on “Go Orange Day” ................ 6-7 Supervisor Safety Awards Recognize Crew Leadership....................8-9 White Rock Quarries Continues as Top Producer............................. 10 V&G Managers Meeting Sets the Stage for 2022............................. 10 Retirements, In Memoriam .................................................................... 10 New Hires, Promotions............................................................................11 South Florida Operations Earn Safety Awards ...................................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.

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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.

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Petroleum products terminals and related services in multiple U.S. locations. Total capacity exceeds two million barrels.


Murray Logan Construction, Newest Vecellio Group Member, Building Local Pump Station Murray Logan Construction, a heavy and marine construction company founded in 1968 by Murray D. Logan, became part of the Vecellio Group in late October of 2021. Company President David Logan always wanted to ensure the longterm success of both the business and his employees. Knowing the Vecellio family, and the organizational structure they already had in place for the future, David made a bold and strategic decision to join the Vecellio Group. w “Our experience, work ethic, and commitment to the customer are the most important common traits shared with the Vecellio Group” David Logan commented. “Those traits will help drive additional success and growth for both companies.” “We are pleased to welcome Murray Logan into the Vecellio Group,” said Leo Vecellio, Jr. “The company’s high quality of work, along with a strong commitment to safety and outstanding customer service, fits perfectly with our culture. And its work in marine construction throughout Palm Beach County, Florida is a strong addition and a complement to our existing portfolio of services.” The company has a broad portfolio of work throughout south-central Florida, including projects for both public and

private customers. Its first project as part of the Vecellio Group is a pump station at Avenir, a new 4,752-acre sustainable community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The pump station, electrical building, and fuel platform are being constructed to control water overflow and redirect it to existing wetlands that sur round the new community. Avenir includes 3,900 new homes, a working farm, private golf course, and 300 acres of lakes and waterways.

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Concrete forms are established (Top) prior to pouring 190 cubic yards of concrete for the walls of the pump station. Crews harness safely (Middle) as they move around the forms to continue pouring the pump station walls. Foundations for the electrical building and fuel tank are poured (Bottom) to finalize concrete work. Photos by Jeff Romaine

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Murray Logan crews pour concrete walls for a pump station at Avenir, a new residential and golf community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. In total, nearly 500 cubic yards of concrete will be used to create the important water control facility that will support the community. This is Murray Logan’s first project as a member of the Vecellio Group.

Rising Costs Must Never Lead to Cutting Corners We have all felt the increased cost of living driven by the global economy, and our business faces the same challenges we face at home. We must continue to manage cost while delivering on daily commitments to customers A Word From and employees. While it is critical to Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. identify and control costs, it should never be done at the risk of reVecellio Group, Inc. Chairman, CEO ducing service quality or em& President ployee safety. If an employee gets hurt on the job, there are many costs to the business. But the biggest cost is the loss of the employee on the job and the negative emotional impact to that individual and their family. That is why the safety of our employees always comes first. We would rather increase our price to the customer when 2

the economy demands it, than sacrifice safety to try and balance the increasing costs of doing business. Our customers expect that. And no short cut is worth the risk to our employees, our business, or our customers. The key is to always ensure we are considering potential cost increases as we bid jobs across the business, and proactively identify any required price increases so we can adequately prepare customers in advance of a necessary increase. This open communication is critical to maintaining the mutual trust and respect that continues to make us an industry leader in our markets. As this is our first publication of 2022, please join the family in congratulating our 2021 Supervisor Safety Award recipients listed later in the publication. Thank you for always doing the right thing to maintain a safe work environment for you and your coworkers.

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Hal Jones Provides Quick Emergency Bridge Repair

Photos by Garrett Harrison

Crews perform work on the Edgewood Ave. overpass after fire destroyed part of the existing structure.

Old materials damaged by a hurricane must be removed from the ocean floor (above) as the new pier is constructed. The temporary trestle is almost completely removed and clean-up is underway to open the new pier (main photo).

Inset photos by Jeff Romaine

In March, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue crews were called to battle a fire at an overpass along Edgewood Avenue. Flames scorched the concrete overpass which was immediately closed until it could be inspected and repaired. Because the overpass is a critical part of the city’s infrastructure, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) had to move quickly. They contacted Hal Jones Contractor, a division of Vecellio & Grogan, with whom they had a strong relationship. After submitting a bid, Hal Jones was quickly hired to perform the emergency repair, which required the removal and repair of a one-hundred-foot span of the overpass. Hal Jones had to saw-cut the bridge deck, remove and replace three type IV beams, repair a fourth, and pour more than 100 feet of new concrete deck.

Pile Drivers Nick Orht (L) and Cody Chadwick (R) are safely tethered as they work 35 feet above water to level a concrete support for cut-off. Photo by Aerial Innovations

Jax Beach Pier & Times Union Projects Nearly Complete Work continued at the Jacksonville Beach Pier where crews finalized major repairs after hurricanes Matthew and Irma (in sequential years) almost completely destroyed the original structure. The temporary trestle has now been completely removed and the city kicked-off the opening the new pier with a fireworks celebration the weekend of July 4th.

The tie-back system for the Times Union bulkhead project, which includes 90 feet of H-pile and two and a half inch diameter tie rods, is ready for installation before crews prepare to pour the remainder of the cap. When the cap is complete, crews will finish the remaining portion of the adjacent floating dock.

Aluminum railing has been added to one of the floating docks scheduled for completion in August 2022.

Welder Alexandra Dey safely prepares for the installation of the cap onto the tie-back system on the bulkhead project. Photo by Greg Tolbert

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All customer pipes are planned to be on the rack system by second quarter, 2023. Construction will then take place to replace the sea wall, widen the berth, and dredge the ocean floor to allow for larger ships to access the port. South Florida Materials Corp. recently completed the construction of four new fuel tanks (above right). The tanks measure 70 ft. high and are 115 ft. in diameter. The interior of the tanks include a twopart epoxy liner applied to reduce the risk of corrosion on the tank floor and sump. All bare steel materials within the first four feet of the tank are protected. The stainless steel floating arm and pontoons are not coated (bottom right).

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South Florida Petroleum Services has completed work on the new Berth 9 rack system (below) and is preparing for connection with Berth 7 transfer lines and Berth 13 hybrid lines for direct offloading using Berth 13 loading arms.

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Progress Continues on Vecenergy’s Port Everglades Projects

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Ranger Restoring Wetlands to Ensure Wildlife Survival

Ranger Construction is working with the South Florida Water Management District to restore more than five thousand acres of wetland area to its natural condition to reintroduce original vegetation and better sustain native wildlife. Teams are clearing and leveling multiple farm beds within the four areas being restored in Hendry County. A seepage

management system is being constructed along with a pump station, culvert crossings, inter-restoration area water control structures, and a new three-phase electrical service for the pump station. The $35.2 million project is adjacent to protected Native American lands which must be in constant consideration as the project continues over the next five years.

(Top left) Ranger excavates for a new seepage canal and berm embankment. (Top) Crews clear hundreds of acres of abandoned farmland to prepare for planting of native vegetation. (Above) A crew member builds up the roadway to ensure against flooding of the seepage canal. Vecellio & Grogan, subcontracting to Ranger on the wetlands restoration project, installs a temporary sheet pile cofferdam at a new pump station (Below), and install the lower portion of the concrete cap on a Sheet Pile Weir with Slide Gate (Bottom).

Ranger Completes Road Realignment Project

Ranger continued work through the winter months to form and pour concrete for an electrical duct bank (bottom left) on RCA Center Dr., a road realignment project in Palm Beach Gardens, for Florida Power & Light’s new headquarter building complex. After installing two double-stacked J-box structures, electrical conduit, and vault structures, crews compacted and leveled the remaining area in final preparation for sod and seeding (below right) before completion.

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Vecellio & Grogan Ramps Up in the Second Quarter In April, Vecellio & Grogan bridge crews completed setting fourteen, prestressed concrete girders (photo at immediate right) at three separate Rockingham bridge sites. The 134-ft. girders are an integral part of the I-73/I-74 Bypass project in Richmond County, N.C. When complete, the seven-mile-long project will boast a new four-lane, median-divided freeway. More recently, crews coordinated with the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia State Police, and multiple subcontractors to seamlessly change the traffic pattern on I-81 overnight onto a new bridge. The new bridge (far right) is built in the median, parallel and partially beneath the existing structure so two lanes of traffic can be maintained in each direction during construction. Vecellio & Grogan was recently named prime contractor on a new bridge construction project in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The

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project, SR-A1A Bridge over the IntraCoastal Waterway (ICWW), has a nearly four-year timeline, and is valued at more than $111 million. V&G will be replacing an existing twolane, 2,100-ft. long bridge with a new 4,152-ft. fixed bridge crossing over the FEC Railroad, Old Dixie Highway, and the ICWW. The new structure, expected to start later this year, will have 85-ft. of vertical clearance and 125-ft. of horizontal clearance at the main waterway channel. It will also include buffered bike lanes and an eight-foot, barrier-protected pedestrian sidewalk on the bridge’s south side.

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Sharpe Crews Take to the Streets After Winter Season Sharpe Bros. started the year strong with multiple projects throughout North Carolina. A significant amount of that work is in the Winston-Salem area where they are replacing concrete streets with asphalt (left). These projects began in 2021 and include pavement removal, drainage, paving, and curb & gutter installation. Over eleven thousand tons of rock and nearly five thousand tons of asphalt were used on the roadway project. Sharpe is a subcontractor for parking lot and roadway paving for the Publix Distribution Center, with work to be completed this summer (above right). A recent project for the City of Greensboro includes the realignment, widening, and drainage of Alamance Church Road. This is a two-year project valued at $13.7 million (bottom right). Sharpe is currently working on various resurfacing projects across multiple counties. These include multiple streets in Randolph, Guilford, and Rockingham counties, and a major mill and resurfacing project at Winston-Salem Airport. VanGuard • Newsmagazine of the Vecellio Group • 1st/2nd Quarter 2022

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The Vecellio Companies again participated in National Work Zone Awareness Week which took place April 11-15, 2022. The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s 2022 campaign - Watch For Us - educated the public on the dangers of distracted driving in work zones. “Go Orange Day” is an important and traditional part of the week. Employees wore T-shirts bearing a special message to reinforce their commitment to safety on the job. We thank EVERYONE for particpating! The following photos show just some of our employees and teams supporting this year’s event.

Photos by Safety Department Personnel and Field Crews

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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 af affi liated shop, Beckley Equipment Repair), Hal Jones Contractor, Sharpe Bros., White Rock Quarries and Ranger Construction based on multiple criteria tracked throughthrough out 2021. moni The Group’s energy division also moniper tors and rewards high-level safety performance. Murray Logan Construction, the newest member of the Group, will be included with this year’s awards to be recognized in 2023. Keep up the good work and stay safe everyone!

VECELLIO & GROGAN* HONORS 20 SUPERVISORS * Includes Beckley Equipment Repair BOGGS, TERRY BREWER, LEONARD CASAS, PEDRO DELP, DAVID FIELDS, RANDALL HARDY, JEFFERY HOLCOMB, DANA LARA-ROJAS, ENRIQUE LITTLE, JAMES LYCANS, JUSTIN MAYNARD, HAROLD MCLAUGHLIN, DAVID NUNEZ, LUIS RESENDIZ, BARDO SHAFFER, ROBERT SHREWSBURY, TIMOTHY SUITER, ERIC TORRES, FRANCISCO TORRES, JOSE WATERS, JAMES

BRIDGE FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN PARTY CHIEF GRADE SUPT. WORKING FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN ASST. BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. PIPE FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN WORKING FOREMAN BRIDGE FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN PIPE FOREMAN GENERAL SUPT.

SHARPE BROS. HONORS 15 SUPERVISORS

Now that we are in the summer months, it is critical that employees become familiar with the more common heat-related illnesses and their symptoms. HEAT CRAMPS Symptoms: painful muscle cramps and spasms, usually in the legs and abdomen, as well as heavy sweating. HEAT EXHAUSTION Symptoms: heavy sweating, weakness or exhaustion, cool/pale/clammy skin, fast or weak pulse, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, headache, or fainting. HEAT STROKE Symptoms: throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, body temperature above 103 degrees, hot/red/ dry or damp skin, rapid and strong pulse, and fainting.

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WHITE ROCK QUARRIES HONORS 13 SUPERVISORS

BROWN, ANTOINE DANIEL, GARY DAVIS, TRACY FLORES, GARY JIMENEZ-QUINTANA, MANUEL MEURY, KEVIN PAYNE, CHARLES JR. RABASSA, JOSE REYES, TONY THOMPSON, WILBUR (BUD) VALERO, YOSMEL VOYTEK, TODD WHYTE, TREVOR

PLANT FOREMAN PLANT FOREMAN PARTY CHIEF PLANT FOREMAN PLANT FOREMAN RAIL FOREMAN EQUIPMENT MANAGER EQUIPMENT FOREMAN Q.C. SUPERVISOR PLANT MANAGER PLANT FOREMAN PLANT MANAGER PIT FOREMAN

HAL JONES CONTRACTOR HONORS 9 SUPERVISORS ADDISON, ROBERT BERG, BRUCE BRUNETTE, SCOTT CAMPOS, JULIAN CHAPIN, FRED MILES, EARL PHILLIPS, GRANVILLE ROSIER, BEN SCHNORR, GEORGE

SHOP SUPERVISOR BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. BRIDGE SUPT. SHOP SUPERVISOR BRIDGE FOREMAN LEAD BRIDGE BRIDGE SUPT.

RANGER’S CENTRAL DIVISION* HONORS 30 SUPERVISORS * Includes Winter Garden, Ft. Pierce, DeBary & Ocala

RANGER’S SOUTH DIVISION* HONORS 26 SUPERVISORS * Includes West Palm Beach, Miami & Pompano CHAMBERS, DAVID CONDE, RICHARD FAULKNER, TERRANCE FOX, TIMOTHY GERMAN, EZELL GORDON, EYON GREEN, JOHNNY JR. GREEN, JOHNNY SR. HAWKINS, SEAN HOWARD, LLOYD KINSLOE, THOMAS MCCALLUM, MATTHEW MONJARAZ, PABLO MORRIS, RICHARD NEWHOUSE, KEN PARKER, JOHN PHILLIPSON, KEVIN PICKEL, DANIEL RACHAL, DALTON REIS, RENATO SERRA, GLENN SMITH, LANORRIS SULLIVAN, JASON SUMNER, ROBERT TORRES, PEDRO TORRES, PEDRO JUAN

PROJECT SUPT. TRUCK MANAGER PARTY CHIEF PLANT MANAGER ASPHALT FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. ASPHALT FOREMAN ASPHALT SUPT. SHOP FOREMAN ASPHALT FOREMAN PROJECT MANAGER ASPHALT MANAGER MILLING FOREMAN SHOP MANAGER ASPHALT FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. PROJECT SUPT. SAFETY MANAGER ASPHALT SUPT. Q.C. MANAGER ASPHALT FOREMAN GRADE FOREMAN PIPE FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT. GRADE FOREMAN PROJECT SUPT.

ARANGO, GONZALO ARCE, JUAN BAUGHMAN, MICHAEL BERNARDO, JESSE CHRISTIE, JAMES COVARRUBIAS, EMILIANO COVARRUBIAS, HOMERO COVARRUBIAS, JOHN DIAZ RODRIGUEZ, JUAN GEIGER, CHARLES GURIERE, CARMEN HERNANDEZ, HECTOR HORTON, ZACH HUGHES, JOHNNY IRVIN, CHRISTOPHER JENKINS, WILLIAM MILLER, BRIAN MINIETTA, MICHAEL MOSS, MICHAEL MURRAY, KYLE PIERCE, CLYDE W. ROBERTSON, RUFUS SEGARRA, URIEL SMITH, MICHAEL E. SORIA, ANGEL TAYLOR, BENJAMIN VERK, LARRY WALKER, DANIEL WHITE, DAVID WILKERSON, JAMES

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White Rock Quarries Continues as Top Producer White Rock Quarries remains one of the nation’s highest-volume producers of limerock aggregates and screenings, even in an economy that continues to challenge other industries. Limerock continues to be carefully drilled, blasted, and excavated with its 105-cu.-yd. capacity dragline (photo at right). The material is then hauled off to be processed at the facility’s crushing plant, creating various sizes of aggregate that will be used for roadway base and embankments, in asphalt pavement mixes, and to make concrete products.

IN M E M O R 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.

James E. Allsopp III

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V&G Managers Set the Stage for 2022 In February, Vecellio & Grogan held its annual Managers Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. The event gathered management teams from V&G and Hal Jones Contractor to meet, share job information, and ensure everyone was aligned to drive business in 2022.

Matt Farley, Vice President of Vecellio & Grogan, led the meetings with support from Vecellio Management Services leadership. Corporate HR, Safety, IT and Legal discussions provided important information for managers to embrace and share with their teams.

James E. (Eddie) Allsopp III, passed away in February at the young age of 62. Eddie spent 30 years in the mining and construction materials business before being named Vice President at White Rock Quarries in 2010. He was a former Chairman of the Florida Limerock and Aggregates Institute and a former Board Member, Executive Committee Member, and Chairman of the Florida Concrete and Products Association. Our hearts go out to Eddie’s wife, Anna, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and his two sons, Samuel and Gray, of West Palm Beach.

Attendees from L to R: Andy Jenkins, Andy Hudson, Greg Martin, Paula Burgess, Bryson Murphy, Michelle Tucker, Alli Michael, Clint Seace, Ella Cox, Glenn Pratt, Mandi Morgan, Adam Sautter, Andy Mischick, Garrett Harrison, Clyde Bailey, Greg Tolbert, Greg Bedenbaugh, Sarah Reed, Jimmy Water, Matt Dorris, Hunter Clark, Wesley Etheredge, Michele Lilly, Phil Bracewell, Cody Webb, Lee Underdown, Mike Chmara, Cory Butz, Eric Jackson, Justin McKay, Joe Klaas, Michael Litchfield, Thea Dirini, Kelly Huntly, Matt Romanowski, Joe Marricco, Mark Ligon, Sonny Greene, Brian Harvey, John Gadomski, Hunter Bates, David Blankenship, Justin Lycans, Matt Farley, David Delp and Jeff Stanley.

Eddie Allsopp

RETIR E M E N TS The Vecellio Group extends best wishes to those who retired in the first half of 2022. Their many years of valued service are greatly appreciated!

Robert L. Addison

Robert (Bob) Addison retired after 16 years of service with Hal Jones Contractor. Bob was the company’s Equipment Manager, managing repairs and maintenance for all Hal Jones equipment both in-yard and on all field projects. Bob’s loyalty and in-depth knowledge of cranes was a tremendous value to the company. He will be greatly missed.

Marshall R. Bowles

Marshall Bowles began his career with Vecenergy in December 2003. He was Manager of Operations for the business and retired in March of this year.

Earl S. Miles

Earl Miles retired after 19 years with Hal Jones Contractor. Earl started his career as Field Engineer, responsible for field layout of 10

bridge and marine work. He was promoted to Superintentent, and later made the transition to Yard Manager. Earl’s years of experience with equipment and materials made him a valuable asset, able to mobilize quickly to meet the specific needs of any job site.

Gilbert W. Perreault

Gilbert W. Perrault began his career with Vecellio & Grogan in 2016 after retiring as an Operating Engineer in New England. Gilbert was a skilled Finish-Grade and Finish-Slope Operator. His coworkers will miss his professionalism and how easy he was to work with.

Agustin Tuesca

Agustin Tuesca joined White Rock Quarries in August 2005. He was a skilled Loader Operator throughout his time at White Rock and will be remembered for a high commitment to safety and quality.

Cleveland G. Smellie

2017, as a Laborer-Seawall. He is remembered for being a committed worker who never missed a day of work. His supervisor wishes he had many more workers just like Cleveland.

Rodney Thaxton

Rodney Thaxton started with Vecellio & Grogan in February 2008. A proud Union member, Rodney most recently worked as an Off-Road Truck Driver with V&G on the Rockingham, North Carolina project. He retired in March of this year and will be greatly missed on the job.

Ruben Washington

Ruben Washington began his career at White Rock Quarries in 1989. A Haul Truck Operator, member of a Survey Crew, and Loader Operator at retirement, Ruben was known for his attention to detail and operational safety, as well as his sense of humor.

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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, 2022! Hal Jones Contractor Johns, Caleb L. Martin, Matthew H. White, Rashaun Williams, Jevon

Murray Logan Construction Auguste, Wilguet Bednau, Alric Bergmann, Jonathan J. Bond, Everett J. Hudson, Cody M. Knight, Brian M. Perez, Cristian A. Ricketts, Lenford T. Thelusma, Baby John Williams, Guy T.

Ranger Construction Borowski II, Donald R. Grade Foreman Josey, Patrick A. - Traffic Control Foreman O’Hara, Todd D. - Grade Superintendent Thompson, James R. Concrete Foreman Armer, Zachary S. Arnold, Joseph S. Badalamenti-Mclean, Brandon T. Bauder, David G. Benitez, Carlos M. Brinson Jr., Cory L. Buie, Stephen J. Burrell, Boyd R. Cadogan, Macky E. Calderon, Oskar Candelario Figueroa, Alexis Catron, Teala A. Chavez-Lopez, Eduardo A. Coleman Mendoza, Arturo Constantine, Curtis A. Chung, Nivon X. Deleon, Christian Drayton, Rashaa’d O. Estrella, Francisco J.

Garcia Perez, Jose A. Georges, Thorland Gilmore Jr., Freddie B. Graham, Erika M. Grant, Terence A.R. Gutierrez, Romell O. Harmon, Abdul H. Heichelbech, Darrius A.J. Heidmann Jr., David V. Howard, Jordan J. Hunter Jr., Terry D. Jackson, Christopher J. Keith, Seymour Lopez Perez, Jose L. Luque, Gerardo A. Manbodh, Paul K. Matthew, Mark A. Miley, Robert L. Miller, Robert E. Mills, Randal A. Mitchell, John A. Morales, Victor E. Mosqueda, Dionicio I. Nolen, Harry E. Oliveras Arroyo, Richard Orjuela, Jorge E. Powell, Coby T. Presuma, Ignace Robinson, Joseph E. Rodriguez Ramos, Orlando Roman, Carmen A. Rousey, Jonathan G. Royea, Collin R. Sanders, Kyle M. Santiago Rodriguez, Bryan Santoyo, Michael Serrano, Cecil W. Theoc, Meliek S. Tobin, Sean M. Torres, Ashley E. Torres Pizarro, Gerardo L. Vazquez Rodriguez, Jan C. Vega Ramos, Wilfredo Walker, Taccarrious S. Williams, Brandon D.

Sharpe Bros. Rodenberg, Nickolas B. Estimator Caldwell, Andre L.

Flores de Lira, Valentin Gerner, Alex Grogan, Dustin Miles, Justin L. Owens, Justin A. Smith, Dakota Talbert, Johnny M.

Vecellio & Grogan Dirani, Thea Maria - Field Engineer Flanagan, Brendan - Survey Party Chief Huntley, Kelly - Project Manager Lowe, Keith - Bridge Supt. May, Michael - Bridge Supt. Truex, Glenn - Bridge Foreman Adams, Eli K. Adderley, Clayborn Alvarez Jr., Heriberto Ard, Kenneth Armenta, Zenaido Baldwin, Jon M. Besecker, Michael L. Braswell, Karen Bryant, Robert E. Busby Jr., Jeffrey O. Centerbar, Kierstan Chavez Lopez, Rene Chmara, David J. Davis, John L. Diaz-Mendez, Edilio Diaz Morales, Lucio Dobbins, Zachary Dowell, Steven Escobar Mejia, Daniel Fowler, Nathaniel R. Fuentes Cabrera, Jose R. Grice, James E. Guzman, Edis Hawks, Larry G. Hernandez, Beatriz Hernandez, Miguel A. Hernandez Alvarez, Jose Hester III, Norwood Jacobson, Adam C. Juarez, Armando R. Keene III, John B.

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Kehoe, Amanda J. Kirwin, Kory M. Leberth, Jacob P. Lopez Garcia, Luis M. Marsh, Philip Mason, Jasmine D. Morlans, Ann L. Nelson, Johnny Randall, Elliot A. Rodriguez Molina, Jose N. Ruiz Colon, Jesus M. Sales-Perez, Joel Sanchez, Ismael Schoonover, James Thompson, Codie A. Tomas Ramos, Efren Tomas Ramos, Odillio Videz-Zacarias, Julio C. White, Bryan L. Work, Daniel E. Wynn, Fletcher J.

Vecenergy Allen, Michael A. Ashe, Arthur A. Large, Steven P. Lorenzo Peguero, Rolando Rodriguez, Jamar E. Rodriguez, Radames I. Samuels, Michael A. Valdes-Gonzalez, Christian Watson, Justin C.

White Rock Quarries Herrera Jr., Richard Facilities Manager Cuello, Alberto De la Cruz Fernandez, Roberto Dixon Jr., Henry L. Holness, O’Knegi O. Murillo, Roberto J. Nieto, Yarelis Perez, Reyniel Plasencia Rodriguez, Carlos Santana, Fernando Seota, Harold Socarras, Yordanys Vazquez Chavez, Adonis

“Career Path Work Group” Kicks Off in Florida The Vecellio Group is one of a few select companies working with the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA) to help develop a three-year program promoting career opportunities in road and transportation construction. This will benefit the entire industry in Florida and hopefully attract new talent of all ages and levels of experience. Vecellio Group companies are always looking for relatives of employees who might be interested in internship or entry-level opportunities within the business. Any employee who knows someone that might want to work with us should contact their local HR representative.

Congratulations to those receiving promotions through May 31, 2022! (management team in italics.) Hal Jones Contractor Wilkerson, Marcus - Bridge Foreman Williams, Frederick A. Shop Manager

Lee, Melissa D. - HR Generalist

Murray Logan Construction Dupuy, Brandon - Working Foreman, Pipe

Ranger Construction Barnes, Kakio K. - Traffic Control Foreman Cardoso, Carlos A. - Quality Control Manager Chavez, Ofelio - Asphalt Foreman Diaz, Manuel - Quality Control Manager Goll, Curtis W. - Grade Foreman Hayman, Rocky R. - Traffic Control Supervisor Hunter, Terry D. - Grade Supt. Mack, Nacarrio M. - Traffic Control Supervisor Morrison, Megan L. - Mgr., Accounts Payable Porter, Christopher K. - Grade Foreman Reis, Renato F. - Director, Asphalt Plant Operations Roe, Nichole S. - Traffic Control Supervisor Smith, Michael E. - Grade Foreman Thomas, Aaron J. - Traffic Control Supervisor Turnbaugh, Adam R. - Grade Foreman Wilson, Malcolm J. - Traffic Control Foreman Wilson Jr., Gene F. - Traffic Control Foreman

Brown, Robert A. - Asphalt Paver Operator Covarrubias Santoyo, Ricardo - Asphalt Screed Operator Harris, Lance C. - Pipelayer Harrylal, William M. - Field Engineer LaFortune, Frantz - Plant Loader Operator Mieras, Ernest G. - Asphalt Service Truck Driver Myhand, Joseph H. - Quality Control Technician Rivera Lopez, Edgardo Pipelayer Rivera Jr., Antonio - Asphalt Lead Smith, Leonard V. - Asphalt Roller Operator

Sharpe Bros. Bedolla-Aguilera, Juan L. Pipe Foreman

Vecellio & Grogan Romero, Francisco R. Bridge Foreman Shaffer, Robert L. - Grade Foreman Hodges, Kelly - Excavator Operator Livesay, Dakota - Off Road Truck Driver

White Rock Quarries Ayala Vargas, Yosbany Plant Mechanic Carrion, Paladino, Javier R. Equipment Lubeman Chavez, Marco A. - Pit Utility Operator Ramirez Pino, Keilyn A. Plant Electrician Franklin, Jeffrey A. - Plant Operator Wiggins, Shenroy - Off Hwy. Rear Dump Truck Driver

The Vecellio Group proudly provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or status as a qualified Vietnam-era, special-disabled or other protected veteran. We maintain workplaces that are drugfree and do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racial bias.

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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 MURRAY LOGAN MurrayLogan.com 313 65th Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33413 Phone: 561-686-3948 • Fax: 561-686-7465

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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 Construction’s South and Central Divisions, along with South Florida Materials Corp. and South Florida Petroleum Services, were recognized by the Safety Council of Palm Beach County. Awards presented at the Council’s 2022 Annual Safety Luncheon and Silent Auction in West Palm Beach, Florida covered multiple recent and significant achievements.

Award of Excellence: Vehicle Safety

South Florida Petroleum Services: (L to R) David Iglesias, Bryan Dehorta, Josue Reynoso, Marquis Anderson, Tad Todd.

Awards of Merit: Vehicle Safety & Worker Safety

Award of Merit: Vehicle Safety

Ranger - Central Division: David Asselin (L) and Patrick Drane

Ranger - South: Brandon Houston (L) and Keurin Acosta

Heroism Award

Oscar Garcia received the Heroism Award for calling the Port Authority then rescuing a woman who fell into the ocean near Lake Worth, Florida.

Photos by Jeff Romaine

RANGER CONSTRUCTION www.RangerConstruction.com South Division Office (and Ranger HQ) 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 • Fax: (561) 784-4033 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 Phone: (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

Awards of Excellence: Vehicle Safety & Worker Safety

Award of Excellence: Vehicle Safety

South Florida Materials Corp. Port Everglades: (L to R) David Iglesias, Francisco Aguirre, Butch Avon, and Dominic Tenuta

South Florida Materials Corp. at Port of Palm Beach: (L to R) David Iglesias, Jaime Fernandez, Sheldon Baugh, Oscar Garcia

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

Published by Vecellio Group, Inc., one of the nation’s top 400 contractors. Scan QR code to see www.VecellioGroup.com and our online VanGuard publication.

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

Issue: 1st/2nd Quarter 2022 • Circulation: 4,500 Editor-in-Chief: Leo A. Vecellio, Jr., President, Chairman and CEO

Florida — Port of Palm Beach Terminal (South Florida Materials Corp.) 300 W 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

Editor: Jeff Romaine, Director, Corporate Communications (Email: Jeff.Romaine@VecellioGroup.com) Copyright © 2022 by Vecellio Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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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VanGuard • Newsmagazine of the Vecellio Group • 1st/2nd Quarter 2022