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Connecticut ABC Recognizes Cianbro Corp. With Safety, Excellence Awards

Wed April 06, 2005 - Northeast Edition
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The Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors Association (ABC) has recently recognized Cianbro Corporation for both safety and excellence with two awards presented during ABC’s Annual Meeting and Excellence in Construction Awards Dinner.

Safety first, Cianbro received the 2004 Gold Level S.T.E.P. — Safety Training and Evaluation Process — Award. The S.T.E.P program is a national accreditation program written by ABC member contractors for ABC member contractors to rate safety and training programs. Members who have achieved S.T.E.P. certification have demonstrated dedication to keeping their workforce safe and highly trained.

Linc Denison Sr., vice president and general manager of Cianbro’s Southern New England and New York operations, said, “We are honored and humbled by these ABC awards. Combined, they are a tribute to our people’s commitment to work safely, as a team, every day; and, they are a tribute to the partnerships we share with our clients. Together, we celebrate this recognition with many.”

Cianbro’s project to rehabilitate and restore the 68-year-old Buzzard’s Bay Vertical Lift Span Bridge also was recognized with ABC’s 2004 Excellence in Construction Award.

Cianbro’s Kevin Donovan, David “Hutch” Hutchinson, David MacMartin, Chet Muckenhirn, Scott Tierney, and Mark Zagrobelney, joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Greg Bateau and Modjeski & Masters’ Boyd Strain to receive the award.

Working for the New England District Corps of Engineers, Cianbro rehabilitated the mechanical, electrical, and bridge control systems. The contract required the removal and replacement of all electrical and mechanical operating systems during a 90-day outage, March 2, through June 2, with the 2,200-ton span temporarily supported in the raised position and all work performed by barge-mounted cranes. Planning, teamwork, and effective execution were the keys to the projects success.

“Our team would like to thank the Associated Builders and Contractors for their appreciation and recognition for a job well done,” said Tierney, Cianbro project superintendent. “Like so many successful projects Cianbro completes, it is difficult to understand the time, effort, and energy required to meet budget and schedule constraints, unless you are actively involved in the project. Being selected for this award by a jury of our peers who understand what it takes to make a project successful makes the award that much more valued.”

The Cianbro team logged more than 69,037 safe work hours with zero lost-time injuries to safely complete the Buzzard’s Bay Vertical Lift Span Bridge Project.

Cianbro is one of the East Coast’s largest civil and heavy-industrial construction companies. Employee-owned, Cianbro is recognized nationally for its safety and wellness programs.

Headquartered in Pittsfield, ME, Cianbro serves southern New England and New York State from its office in Bloomfield, CT, the Mid-Atlantic States from its office in Baltimore, MD and northern New England from offices in Portland and Pittsfield, ME.

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