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By Cianbro News on 7/28/2010 9:04 AM

It has been a rugged and important job for Cianbro: Setting 900 poles, framing 414 structures, and pulling wire over 54 miles of mountainous terrain in Vermont for the Vermont Electric Power Company Southern Loop Project. Once the job is complete, VELCO customers in Vermont will have a more reliable transmission system for obtaining the electricity they need.

By Cianbro News on 7/23/2010 1:21 PM

It's an annual Maine event for Team Cianbro; a 180 mile ride from the mountains near Sunday River to the seashore in Belfast, all to benefit the American Lung Association of Maine. The recent three-day event attracted the efforts of 19 Cianbro cyclists, and a half dozen support staff.

By Cianbro News on 7/20/2010 10:08 AM

During the nation's infancy, Americans in the mid-Atlantic region took an idea put forth by George Washington and created the Chesapeake and Ohio canal… a 184 mile waterway running between Washington, D.C. and Cumberland, Maryland. The canal was an important transportation corridor for commerce in the 19th century. Today, the canal is a destination for hikers and bike riders who use the waterway's tow path for recreation. Unfortunately, a mile and a half chunk of the tow path has become impassable due to erosion over the generations. But Cianbro is preparing to restore the path and intends to have the job done by December of 2011.

By Cianbro News on 7/15/2010 12:47 PM

While Cianbro team members have landed on the cover of Crane Hotline magazine for the company's new Manitowoc 16000 WA crane, components of the massive new crawler are arriving from the manufacturer's plant in Wisconsin. It'll take 34 tractor-trailer loads to get to Cianbro's shutdown project in Hinckley, Maine but the newest crane in the company's fleet is arriving piece by piece. That's the word from Cianbro Transportation Supervisor Nick Arena, who says the extra reach that the 16000 provides will come in handy at the shutdown.

By Cianbro News on 7/12/2010 8:08 AM

Many innovations came out of the Motiva Project at Cianbro's Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Maine including 3D work package techniques, high definition laser scanning applications, and a new safety idea called "Hazard Hunt Cards." The simple idea might have improved the quality of Cianbro's safety program onsite by two to three times during the final 12 months of the project, according to Senior Project Manager Dave Leavitt, who offers a discussion of the Hazard Hunt Card.

By Cianbro News on 7/7/2010 8:45 AM

22 years ago, Astronaut Rick Hauck commanded his third and final mission aboard NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. Early in 2010, he launched into a new role, becoming the newest member of Cianbro's Board of Directors. During a recent interview, Capt. Hauck talked about the strengths that he brings to the company, and compared his new life at Cianbro with his aerospace career at NASA and as a Navy combat pilot.
 

By Cianbro News on 6/28/2010 10:37 AM

The Stena Forth deep sea drilling vessel, which has been undergoing maintenance repairs off the Maine coast since June 17, is scheduled to depart the area today to continue its global mission of oil exploration. Late last week, Cianbro finished installing the last of three new propulsion units on the vessel, known as thrusters. Over the weekend, Stena crew members performed diagnostics on the new thrusters. The crew completed sea trials 15 miles offshore this morning. Stena Drilling has told Cianbro Project Manager Brian Rancourt that the trials went well, and that Stena is very satisfied with the work that Mainers were able to perform on the vessel.The project took 12 days to complete, from start to finish, and the Stena Forth departs Maine slightly ahead of schedule.

By Cianbro News on 6/28/2010 9:03 AM

When Penn National Gaming's new Hollywood Casino opens in Perryville, Maryland this fall, it'll be the state's first gaming facility. And if observers had bet on Cianbro's Construction Management team leading a top-notch collection of subcontractors to an early completion, they'd be positioned to win big. The team's accomplishments include speedy progress, zero injuries, and a very happy client. Project Manager Jon Dicentes leads a discussion of the remarkable gains at the job site.

By Cianbro News on 6/23/2010 12:33 PM

Cianbro team members are making progress as they work around the clock to replace three thrusters in need of maintenance aboard the drilling vessel, Stena Forth.

By Cianbro News on 6/22/2010 10:23 AM

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has awarded a $50.3 million dollar contract to Cianbro to construct a new bridge spanning the Piscataqua River between Dover and Newington. Cianbro's Estimating Team says the new bridge will be 1,639 feet long with eight drilled shaft piers, cast in place columns, and caps. The bridge will also feature a steel girder superstructure and a cast-in-place deck.

  
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