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Archive for April 2010

Ranger North Begins $22 Million Plaza Job

Ranger’s North Division is constructing a mainline toll plaza and two new ramp plazas for SR-528 (BeachLine Expressway), a major east-west corridor bordering Orlando International Airport. The $22 million project for the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has a 540-day schedule. The mainline plaza will be built about two miles east of the Dallas Boulevard interchange.…

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Ranger Makes Improvements to CR-54 in Central Florida

Above: Ranger Construction’s Scott Dixon runs a CAT mini-loader to break up and remove old sidewalk on a Ranger North CR-54 improvement project in Central Florida. Below: Project Manager Lisa Jones discusses the job with Hoe Operator Nick Rosier. (Photos by Carl Thiemann)

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Resurfacing Drives Work at Ranger’s South, Central Divisions

Through the first four months of 2010, overlay contracts outpaced new construction at Ranger’s South and Central Divisions. Crews are milling and resurfacing three miles of SR-7/US-441 in Broward County under a $4.5 million agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The South Division has 400 days to finish the job, which includes some…

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Ranger Participates In Central Florida ‘Construction Career Day’

Mike Fisher, Jennifer White and Nick Rosier of Ranger North stand by as volunteers to demonstrate equipment during a recent Central Florida “Construction Career Day.”(Photo by Lauren Lubel) Ranger North HR Manager Lauren Lubel is assisted by Estimator Trainee Andrew McMurray at a recent “Construction Career Day” event in Central Florida.

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Shoreline Project Going Well, But Challenges Make It No ‘Day At The Beach’

Crews on a $10 million, six-mile Ranger Construction job were spending a lot of time at the beach earlier this year, but they weren’t surfing the waves or lounging in the sun. nstead, they were navigating around high tides, dealing with tight material specs and observing strict environmental protocols as they hauled in and spread…

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Safety Leads the Way to Efficient Production

Working safely is the first order of business for our Group. At every division and level, we have safety training and monitoring programs in place to make sure this message stays front and center. We do not try to boost production by cutting corners on safety. Such thinking is dangerous and foolhardy, and has no…

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April Brings Safety Awareness

National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week was held in April, with those in the transportation construction industry working hard to keep employees and motorists safe in road construction zones. See http://wzsafety.tamu.edu for more information. April was also National Safe Digging Month. Contractors are reminded to call 8-1-1 several days prior to performing any excavation work.…

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