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Archive for January 2008

We Build Success By Meeting Opportunities, Challenges Head-On

As I’ve often said, being nimble is essential for success in road and transportation construction. Every day presents different challenges, from working around inclement weather to the never-ending process of coordinating personnel, equipment and subcontractors to keep a project moving along on schedule. That’s why I’m especially proud of progress on Ranger North’s $105 million…

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Wall-To-Wall Progress Lifts $105 Million SR-414 Project Toward Early Completion

Keeping road construction projects on schedule is a challenge in any location. But in Florida during the summer, when its “Sunshine State” motto packs up and heads out on vacation, daily downpours can wash away even the most conservative production estimates. Ranger’s North Division took full advantage when dry weather and plenty of available equipment…

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Ranger South Doubles As Proving Ground

I-75 Project Is First In District 6 To Use Bonded Friction Course Every day, Ranger Construction’s crews prove their dedication to quality, safety and service. This year, crews in the South Division will also be demonstrating their ability to safely tackle unusual projects in some of south Florida’s busiest regions. This summer, Ranger South will…

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No Goofing Around With Safety

On Busy Orlando Turnpike Job In the bustling tourist mecca of Orlando, Fla., where daily traffic back-ups can get longer than the lines at Disney World, keeping road projects safe and efficient is no Mickey Mouse operation. On Florida’s Turnpike (SR-91), the city’s main north-south artery, Ranger’s North Division is taking extra safety measures as…

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Bring Your Truck To School Day

Ranger South recently participated in “Vehicle Day” at Coral Reef Elementary School in Lake Worth, Fla., displaying one of its new Kenworth dump trucks so teachers and students, such as this fourth-grade class, could get a better understanding of how the trucks are used in road construction. (Photo by Aaron Bonewitz)

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Roadway Project Requires Extensive Work Below Ground

For road improvements above ground to last, complex utility work below the surface needs to be performed just as expertly. Ranger Central is making sure it’s business as usual for commercial properties along a busy corridor in western Ft. Pierce, Fla., as the division reconstructs a section of 25th Street (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard).…

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Living The Legacy Is A Humbling, Yet Truly Fulfilling Experience

Vecellio & Grogan has been a lot of things to a lot of people over the years: a heavy/highway and site development contractor to many public- and private-sector customers; a trusted employer to thousands of employees; and an active participant in numerous industry and business associations. To me, the company has been all these things…

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Ranger Keeps On Truckin’ With Fleet Investments

Ranger South Dump Truck Driver Carl Moorman, driving one of 41 brand new dump trucks purchased recently as part of Ranger’s continual investment in top-quality equipment, receives a full load of aggregate screenings from Loader Operator Eddy Rodriguez Everesto at White Rock Quarries in Miami.  (Photo by Carl Thiemann)

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Bridge Support

Ranger fortified a bridge near the Port of Palm Beach to support one of the largest loads ever moved over a Florida roadway, a segmented trailer two lanes wide and more than a football field long, with a gross weight of 1.3 million lbs. The trailer bore an oversized turbine to an FPL power plant…

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Private Work Showcases South Division’s Capabilities

In the private sector, Ranger South has had plenty of opportunity lately to showcase its wide range of capabilities. From moving and grading acres of earth for site preparation, to applying the finishing touches that improve pedestrian safety, the division has shown its commitment to quality and attentive service. Since last summer, Ranger South has…

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