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What Drives Long-Term Success? A Resilient, Resourceful Team

In our many decades as a contractor, we’ve experienced a number of boom and bust cycles. One thing has held true throughout these cycles and it holds true today: the men and women in our lines of work are hardy, resilient folks. From building roads, bridges and runways, to mining aggregates, to building and operating…

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Turning Asphalt Into ‘Diamonds’: Ranger Construction, Sharpe Bros. Earn Commendations

All Asphalt Plants Meet NAPA‘s Comprehensive Standards All 10 Vecellio Group asphalt plants once again meet the high standards of the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Diamond Commendation program, which establishes criteria for excellence in plant operation and maintenance. Meeting these high standards is an annual goal for the Group’s asphalt production facilities, strategically located throughout…

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Bob Schafer, Hazen Hinds Named Ranger Executive Vice Presidents

To increase efficiency, Ranger Construction operations from Grant through Miami have been reorganized into one unified management team, sharing resources throughout the market area. Ranger’s Bob Schafer and Hazen Hinds have transitioned from leading smaller, separate divisions and branches, to sharing their management expertise as Executive Vice Presidents over the expanded region, which includes offices…

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News of Note at Ranger

Ranger Lines Up Road Improvement Contracts Ranger Construction was recently awarded a number of road improvement contracts valued at more than $3 million each. The contracts cover work in Osceola, Palm Beach and Broward counties. Alejandro Uribe Passes P.E. Exam Alejandro Uribe, a Project Manager with Ranger Construction Industries’ West Palm Beach office, passed the…

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Vecellio Foundation Provides $100,000 For 10 College Scholarships In 2010

Since 1973, the Vecellio Family Foundation has helped dependents of Vecellio Group employees, as well as students at selected West Virginia high schools, to further their education. This year the Foundation funded 10 college scholarships worth $10,000 each. Recipients will receive $2,500 per year for four years in care of the chosen college or university.…

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Use Your Head — Wear Your Hard Hat!

Employees sometimes ask why they are required to wear hard hats on our road construction or site development projects, or at one of our quarry locations or petroleum terminals. After all, if the work takes place outside, what is going to fall on them? Wearing a hard hat protects the employee from any impact to…

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Porous Asphalt Reduces Runoff/Drainage Costs

For developers and owners who want to “keep it green” on their next building project — and even earn credits toward LEED certification — porous asphalt pavement can help. Porous asphalt lets stormwater percolate back to the ground, reducing runoff and drainage issues and costs, while improving water quality. It can earn credits in three…

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User Fee Would Fund Six-Year Transportation Bill

Raising taxes during a slow economy may seem backwards, but when it’s a pennies-per-gallon user fee on gasoline to pay for a multi-year surface transportation bill, then it makes good sense. Federal stimulus programs and funding extensions don’t help the nation’s long-term infrastructure needs — or the need for businesses and states to plan for…

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Group’s Safety Records Honored

The Vecellio Group’s emphasis on safety is reflected in the safety records of its companies and divisions, with most seeing hundreds of thousands of hours worked with no lost-time incidents. At the head of the pack, this summer Sharpe Bros. celebrated four years with no lost-time incidents. Employees were treated to a meal and several…

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