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Archive for October 2008

Ranger South Finishes Site Work For Vecenergy’s Petroleum Terminal At Port Everglades

Ranger Construction‘s South Division nears completion on the site work and paving for Vecenergy’s new petroleum terminal at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The facility has 12 storage tanks totaling 1.35 million barrels (56.7 million gallons) of bulk fuel capacity. Several tanks have an internal, floating “roof within a roof” to directly cover the…

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Vecellio Group’s Asphalt Facilities Earn NAPA’s ‘Diamond’ Commendations

The Vecellio Group’s 10 asphalt production facilities have once again received Diamond Achievement Commendations from the National Asphalt Pavement Association, reflecting the high operating standards at all of the sites. The well-respected “Green Diamond” program recognizes excellence in six areas of hot-mix asphalt production: overall plant/site appearance; operations; environmental practices; safety; permitting/regulatory compliance; and community…

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Competition Heats Up For Road Work

Amid intensified competition during the slower economy, Ranger Construction was still able to secure a number of new road construction contracts over the past several months. At Ranger‘s North Division, covering the greater Orlando area to Daytona, new work includes a $17.25 million project to reconstruct a section of CR-54 in Polk County and a…

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Leading by Example, In Business and Philanthropy

Kathryn Vecellio Honored For Philanthropic Leadership Kathryn Vecellio has been one busy lady. For 35 years she has worked full-time as an organizer, fundraiser and development volunteer for dozens of nonprofit organizations, in addition to being an owner and board member of the Vecellio Group and a devoted wife and mother. Her tireless efforts as…

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Industry Involvement The Right Thing To Do For Company Execs

In business, as in all other aspects of life, giving back is vital for genuine success. The Vecellio Group leads by example in following this truth. Company leadership is encouraged to give back not only through community and educational support, but by actively participating in the organizations that keep their industries strong. This involvement starts…

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Staying True To Values Leads To Long-Term Success

There have been many tough challenges during the Vecellio Group’s seven decades of service, during periods of growth as well as in leaner times, such as the current economic downturn being experienced by much of the world. Managing through these tough times requires staying true to the cornerstone values of our operations: quality, integrity and…

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$10,000 College Scholarships Awarded To Mercedes Machado, Natasha Rosales, 8 Others

Vecellio Family Foundation Has Provided $2.3 Million For 270 Students Since 1973 It’s not just a song lyric. Children really are the future and the Vecellio Family Foundation is helping shape the future by investing in the education of tomorrow’s promising leaders. With career interests in journalism, medical science and more, 10 college freshman are…

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History Abounds In Good Design Lessons, Says Henry Petroski At 2008 Vecellio Lecture

Renowned author, engineer and Duke University professor Henry Petroski shared his unique insights on “Success and Failure in Design: Lessons from History” at the 2008 Vecellio Distinguished Lecture, held on the campus of Virginia Tech in October 2008. Petroski, a professor of both civil engineering and history, has written more than a dozen books on…

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