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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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Ranger Construction Earns “Best In Construction” Award

Celebrating Ranger Construction’s “Best In Construction” award from the Florida Transportation Builders Association — the second one in four years for Ranger’s North Division, this time for work on SR-414 in Orange County — are project team members, the engineering consultant, and state and association officials. Seated L-R: Ranger Project Superintendent Charles Geiger, Project Manager…

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Central, South Team Up On $37 Million I-595 Contract

A major South Florida corridor is getting a $1.2 billion makeover and Ranger’s Central and South Divisions are key players on a $37 million segment of the work. Under its largest public-private partnership to date, the state awarded a design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract to concessionaire I-595 Express to widen 10.5 miles of I-595 and add three reversible,…

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Ranger Site Development, Paving Projects Are “On The Mark”

Above and below: Ranger South’s Phillip Branson holds a survey rod, Foreman Otto Carr adjusts traffic barriers, and Survey Instrument Specialist Juan Rodriguez checks measurements on a site development and paving project next to Miami International Airport. (Photos by Carl Thiemann)    Ranger South Gradall Operator Mark Prince adjusts barrier wall on a Powerline Road…

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Ranger Back In Action On US-27, This Time In Polk County, FL

US-27 has been good to Ranger Construction — and vice versa. The North Division returns to the roadway where it won a “Best In Construction” award from the Florida Transportation Builders Association four years ago for improvements in Lake County, FL, this time to widen 2.75 miles in Polk County. Under an $8.7 million stimulus-funded…

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