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Archive for October 2007

Group Achieves 100% Diamond Recognition

Clean, safe and environmentally sound. That’s the description fitting all nine Vecellio Group asphalt plants and the reason they’ve all earned prestigious Diamond Achievement Commendations from the National Asphalt Pavement Association in 2007. The respected “Green Diamond” program recognizes excellence in six facets of hot-mix asphalt production: plant/site appearance, operations, environmental practices, safety, permitting/regulatory compliance,…

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Vecellio Group CEO Is Elected ARTBA Chairman

Leo A. Vecellio, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Vecellio Group, Inc., has been elected 2007-2008 Chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the industry’s leading trade organization and consensus voice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Vecellio received the gavel in October at the association’s national convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Funding Is…

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Good Equipment, Great Personnel Make Blacktop Production ‘Green’

Hot-mix asphalt may look black, but it’s getting greener all the time. Not only is asphalt pavement the most recycled product in America, with over 70 million tons reclaimed annually — more than all other recycled products combined — the manufacturing process itself has become very environmentally responsible. We’re proud of the fact that all…

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Group Named Finalist For Contractor Safety Award

The Vecellio Group’s “Safety is Job #1” program was just four points away from being named the #1 safety program in America for companies its size in the CNA Contractors Safety Award, co-sponsored by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. “As the selection committee noted, it was an honor just to make the final…

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New Kenworth Trucks On Way To Ranger

Ranger’s Central and South Divisions are updating their fleets with 41 new Kenworth dump trucks, representing an investment of more than $6 million. The trucks are equipped with disc brakes for better braking performance, high-visibility cabs, steerable third axles, automatic transmissions for reduced wear-and-tear, and all-aluminum beds for increased payload. The first of the trucks…

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Foundation Provides $100,000 In Scholarships

For Amy King and Christine Peters, the Vecellio Group is more than just the parent company of White Rock Quarries, where their fathers work. Thanks to the Employee Scholarship Program of Vecellio Family Foundation (VFF), it’s also a part of their college education. Founded in 1973 by Vecellio family members, the Foundation each year provides…

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Ranger Construction Wins Quality Award

It takes more than quality aggregates and binder to make great asphalt pavement. It also takes the right equipment, consistent manufacturing, skilled crews and strict quality control. Put them all together and the result is an award-winning project, such as Ranger Central’s recent milling and resurfacing job on SR-710 (Beeline Highway) in Palm Beach County,…

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