Cianbro’s team of constructors at the Procter & Gamble production facility in Auburn, Maine is working on a busy year of accomplishments – both with regard to construction tasks for P&G, and also with regard to safe operations.
The crew consisting of about 50 Cianbro team members and subcontractors began 2018 with assignments related to upgrading automation at the plant. The team expected a drop-off in activity after around June of 2018, but were pleasantly surprised to learn of new marching orders to install automation machinery in Auburn. That work is ongoing, as the team continues to take on multiple projects at the site. Those projects will take the Cianbro team into 2019.
Meanwhile, Cianbro’s construction pros have attained the remarkable achievement of 11 consecutive years without a recordable incident at P&G Auburn. Cianbro Project Manager Ernie Selberg led the praise for his team by pointing out the good fortune of working with two great, safety-conscious, companies like Cianbro and P&G. He contrasted the Cianbro/P&G safety record with that of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930s which had an average fatality rate of one death per month through the eight years of the project. Procter & Gamble leaders Greg Wilson and Rick Duffy added their thanks to the team after Selberg’s remarks.
Cianbro Vice President Richard Brescia and Chief Financial Officer Kyle Holstrom joined in celebrating the team with a steak and lobster luncheon, prepared by Cianbro’s resident chefs, Paul and Marilee Bertrand. The Bertrand’s stayed long enough to serve hot “surf and turf” to the night crew also, in recognition of the team’s outstanding safety performance.