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Vol. 16 No. 1 - January 2021

Camp Anderson Highway 351A Marianna K-8 Weems Road and
School Extension

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Letters from the Leaders ������������������������������3 CR 339 in Levy County, FL ������������������������� 18 Finley Little Road in Lake City, FL �������������� 34

I-10 Bridge Repairs in Jackson County, FL������4 CR 484 in Marion County, FL ��������������������� 19 Summer 2020 Intern Inter views ������������������ 35

C Street Bridge in Cedar Key, FL �������������������6 SR 20 in Hawthorne, FL ���������������������������� 19 NCAR in Jacksonville, FL���������������������������� 36

The Columbia Rail Spur in Lake City, FL �������7 Dollar General Parking Lot in Freeport, FL 20 Southbound Weighstation in Wildwood, FL� ��� 36

Leon High School in Quincy, FL ��������������������7 Houck Road in Taylor County, FL ���������������� 21 Little River Bridge in Gadsden County, FL ���� 37

Bell Road in Lake City, FL����������������������������7 Educational Assistance in Jamaica Article���� 21 State Road 26 in Trenton , FL��������������������� 37

Achievements����������������������������������������������8 CR 250 Bridge in Dowling Park, FL������������� 22 Island Drive Bridge in Mayo County, FL ������ 38

Robert Sands Pit in Quincy, FL����������������������8 Lake City Streets in Columbia County, FL����� 24 VPS Airport in Fort Walton Beach, FL ���������� 38

ATI Asphalt Lab in Lake City, FL ������������������8 SR 77 in Vernon, FL ���������������������������������� 26 SW 36th Place in Ocala, FL ������������������������ 39

Punching in With a Finger Article� ��������������� 10 SW 49th Avenue in Ocala, FL ��������������������� 27 Wester Road in Lake City, FL ���������������������� 40

CR 162 in Vernon, FL �������������������������������� 10 SR 79 in Vernon, FL ���������������������������������� 28 SR 77 in Bay County, FL ���������������������������� 40

CR 115 in Nassau County, FL ��������������������� 11 U.S. 129 in Gilchrist County, FL ����������������� 29 Panama City Office Remodel and Lab ��������� 41

CR 405 in Lafayette County, FL ������������������ 12 Demolition of the Old Corporate Office�������� 29 Reid Stafford Road in Glen St. Mar y, FL ������ 41

Hutchinson’s Ferr y Road in Quincy, FL �������� 13 U.S. 319 in Crawfordville, FL ��������������������� 30 Raymond Tucker Road in Tallahassee, FL ���� 42

Puckett Road in Perr y, FL �������������������������� 14 Asphalt Plant and Mine in Marianna, FL ���� 32 Werner Trucking in Lake City, FL ���������������� 42

CR 232 in Gilchrist County, FL�������������������� 15 Foy Shaw Boulevard in Crestview, FL� ����������� 34 Work Anniversaries and Safety Message ������ 59

Suncoast Parkway 38
From the President
Joey H. Anderson III Faith Over Fear, Always.
T he year
2020 seems
to have left a
keep the construction industry’s heart
pumping by roughening our hands with
work; but to do that, it is important how
not a trade that just anyone can do. It
takes perseverance, skill, strength and
expertise. And we are attracted to a
mark on almost we look toward the coming months. Fear resilient industry such as this because
every business, does more damage than any pandemic, we ourselves are resilient. What’s the
industry and president or elected official can ever do. saying about iron and iron coming
corporation Attitude and point of view is key for the together? Both are sharpened. We are
in America, upcoming year; by allowing our minds going to come out the other side of this
leaving the management, workers and to stay focused and our attitudes to be presidential term, of this pandemic, of
employees of those establishments to unshaken, 2021 could be our best year this season more capable than ever.
either pick up the pieces to restructure ever. By not fixating on things out of our While we adjust to the different work
to the changes or close their doors. control and simply letting the Good Lord atmosphere, everything will work out
There’s no arguing that parts of this worry about them, we can gather all our for the better. Faith and attitude are
year have been a struggle, but amidst attention to managing and caring for the our strongest weapons here against
the turmoil the world is in from the company without fear of failing. We will the cram of fear the world is placed in
COVID-19 Pandemic, the election continue to push forward and provide; right now. By keeping our heads clear
results and warnings of economic these roads and bridges aren’t going and hands busy, this new year will be
decline, our team still stands strong and to build themselves, after all. America beneficial and fruitful to everyone.
dedicated to moving the infrastructure needs hardened men and women to We will not only “get through” and
world forward into 2021. Our company pave the roads and pour the bridges “survive” this new pandemic-centered
will continue to put in the hours to because this business that we’re in, it’s work environment, we will thrive in it.


Breath Brings Clarity. From the Co-Chair

Doug Anderson

O ur nation now seems to be placed in

a political peccadillo, with the keys
of the White House exchanging hands
action is now. It is impossible for us to fail
by enforcing a mindset of positivity and
possibility. Even when the light at the end
all of this can
we learn to rest
easy in difficult
and Donald Trump bidding farewell to his of the tunnel seems dim, our positivity situations.
view of Washington. However, the day- reminds us that it is still there, waiting for Resting easy,
to-day operations of our business have us. We just must be motivated enough to h o w e v e r ,
not faltered nor have they hesitated. If get up and reach it. The determination and doesn’t mean
anything, this turnover in our nation’s fortitude of our foremen, Superintendents, sitting down,
political leadership is motivation to work Project Managers, construction hands and rather it refers to your mind remaining
even harder and remember the work every other person employed here is what free from worries while in tough dilemmas
that we do makes a difference in our keeps our company in the adept shape it is and changes. Taking a deep breath before
community. Hesitation can be deadly; to in. We must uphold this determination for approaching a situation can help provide
put something off for tomorrow that you the coming year and show our resilience the clarity and faith needed for the task
could accomplish today can embed a sense to the pandemic through the sweat on our at hand. When predicaments are met with
of indolence, which in turn can cause a brow. The breath that God gives us each clarity and faith, we can hold fast and know
lackadaisical view toward progress. To day is not meant to just be respired easily that everything will work out for the best.
make the most out of each year means to while sitting down; it is meant to be puffed Throughout the coming year, though the
strike while the iron is hot. And with the from the satisfaction of a long day’s work. work environment may be different, we will
COVID-19 Pandemic continuing into the Huffed from the relish of a completed goal stay busy and continue to work our hardest
first month of 2021, I can already see the and exhaled under uplifting words to a while focusing on the things we can control
steam rising, which tells us the time for coworker or family member. Through doing and breathing through the things we can’t.

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damaged beam skeleton of the traffic barrier with the
is brought down by help of Spencer Yancey. (8) - Elijah
the cranes, operated by Dial, Arrington Moultrie and Gabriel
David Fisher and Deep South Moultrie attach 20’ braided straps to
Crane Rentals, Inc. (3) - Delfino the crane that will hoist up the old beam.
Morales sprays a curing compound (9) - David Fisher runs a float across
over the concrete barriers that were the newly poured concrete traffic barrier.
just poured, which helps the concrete and (10) - Delfino Morales, Dehvin Jones,
protects it against weather. (4) - Elijah Jaime Canales, Edgar Esquipulas and
Dial and Amos Crader ascend in the man Mar vin Canales prepare to finish cutting
lift to attach wooden support to the bottom the rebar of the old deck. (11) - Jaime
of the girder. (5) - Bridge Superintendent Canales and Delfino Morales install the
Wayne Yarbrough and Bridge Foreman railing of the concrete traffic barriers. Four
Mike Dorriety discuss the project over. (6) of them were placed, with 8‘ in between
- Jaime Canales stares up as the crane each of them, placing them on chairs, 4
pulls the braided straps and takes away which gives them 3 and 1/2” of clearance.

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R E M O V E • P L A C E • P O U R
At The C Street Bridge
in Cedar Key, FL

ince the completion and paving of the acrow bridge, Bridge
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Superintendent Allan Deas and his crew have been busy driving temporary
pile and removing seven and a half feet of dirt for the new bridge in Cedar
Key, FL. They have also started the demolition of the old bridge by breaking away concrete
with a hydraulic hammer and slicing away rebar with a cutting torch, with all the remains
of the old bridge being hauled away in dump trucks. Deas says that the crews have begun
driving permanent pile 62’ down with Bridge Superintendent Aaron Fedor and that concrete
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pours are expected to begin in December 2020. The Project Manager is Jake Beauchamp.

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(1) - Steven Bevington is in the excavator, (6) - The acrow bridge completely paved and
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taking scoops of broken concrete and debris open for traffic, allowing for the demolition
and loading them into a dump truck. (2) - Pile of the old bridge. (7) - Pat Spahn and GPI
Driving Foreman William Russaw taking Inspector Chris Nichols helping hand new
over for Deas in the excavator, splitting apart sections of the buoy section to Sprawling and
concrete with a hydraulic hammer. (3) - Pile Rosato. (8) - Pat Spahn assisting with the pile
Driving Foreman Ralph Sutton helps Justin driving. (9) - Cody Corbitt climbs the pile to
Rosato cut pieces of rebar with a torch. (4) attach force and bearing gauges to it. (10,12)
- Ryan Sprawling and Justin Rosato in the - The pile driving commences. (11) - Bridge
water putting a buoy section on the far side Superintendent Allen Deas operates the
of the bridge. (5) - Fuel Truck Driver Jason hydraulic hammer, breaking apart stubborn
Wright and Warren Smith making the rounds pieces of the bridge. Anthony Miller is 10 11 12
on the job, giving all the equipment fresh fuel. also on the job helping with demolition.

hat happens when your truck dies when nine miles back to his house, plus the two hours strapped in the
you are a third of the way to work? Well, 20mph go-kart, Justin arrived at the job site around lunchtime.
for our bridge worker Justin Rosato, the The Superintendent and foremen laughed when Justin pulled up
answer is in his son’s Coleman Powersports
walking go-kart and not his usual truck but
back the applauded him for his determination
nine miles you already traveled, to get to work. Thankfully, Justin did
gassing up your son’s go-kart and not have to drive the go-kart back,
hoping there aren’t any semi-trucks but snagged a ride with one of the
on County Road 347. He rode the other bridge workers on the crew.
go-kart around 40 miles to Cedar And, as seen in the photo, this is
Key, where he works daily on an 100% OSHA approved he wore his
ongoing bridge project, getting hardhat. We love seeing this type
strange looks from the cars and of fortitude in our employees and
trucks passing by. With the two are glad that Justin takes this much
and half hours it took to walk the pride in his work. Thank you, Justin.
nderson Columbia’s role in the new
Columbia Rail Spur (The North Florida
Mega Industrial Park) in Lake City, FL, is
almost finished. Jake Gardner and his crew have been 2

filling their time mixing dirt and placing lime rock.

THE Once the detour, paved by Greg Waters, was milled
William Wisniski working on a roller

C O LU M B I A R A I L S P U R and removed, tons of railroad rock were placed. The

that blew a hydraulic hose. (5) - The
detour is paved and in place by Greg
L A K E C I T Y , F L detour was put in place so that the level crossing, Waters and his crew. (6) - Lake City
Mechanic Dakota Lauwers fixing
(1) - Dozer Op. Jake Gardner and placed by subcontractor JCB Construction Inc.,
a tire on the motor grader. (7) -
Pan Op. Darius McQuay pushing could be installed in the road. The rest of the railroad The new level crossing is installed
and picking up dirt, and dressing
track will be put together and laid down on both and properly set into the road.
the slopes. helping dress the
slopes. (2) - The crew responsible sides of the road once the grade work is complete.
for the dirt and lime rock work: Anderson Columbia’s portion of the job should be
Darius McQuay, Darien complete in early 2021. The Superintendent is A.J. Darius
McQuay 6
McQuay, Dalvius McQuay and
Land, and the Project Manager is Tony Williams.
Jake Gardner (N.P.). (3) - Dozer
Op. Dalvius McQuay pushes dirt
dropped by the pan. (4) - Lake
Darien Jake
McQuay Gardner City Mechanics Miles Willis and

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F R O M A M I N I N G G R O U P • Q U I N C Y , F L
A Mining Group in Quincy, FL, was contracted by Astroturf to help
construct a new artificial football field for Leon High School. A
Mining Group’s trucks hauled away 5,000 cubic yards of dirt and placed
approximately 4,000 tons of granite for the field in late April of 2020.
Photos Courtesy of Shawn Snyder

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(1) - One of A Mining Group’s dump truck releases 22.5 tons of granite rock onto the tarp of the new artificial
football field. (2-3) - Overview shots of the where the remaining granite must go; the entire tarp must be covered.

(1) - Pan Op. Antonio Fields and Grade

Op. James Evans smooth out the dirt
1 2 3 on the West end of the job. (2) - Darien
and Dalvius McQuay head toward the

LAKE CITY, FL West side of the job with a survey GPS

receiver, with Jake Gardner and Darius
McQuay behind them. (3) - Michael
Powell drops off a fresh pan on the job.
onstruction work has begun on Bell Road, with tons of 4 (4) - Jake Gardner operates the mixer,
dirt being hauled to and fro, pipe being laid by a sub- getting the dirt ready for lime rock. (5)
contractor, with plenty of mixing and embankment work. The - Grader Op. Raymond Curl smooths

bulk of the project consists of resurfacing and extending the over a hole dug by the excavator. (6) -
Surveyors Tyler Sauls and Sam Grey
existing roadway, drainage work, digging of retention ponds,
set up between the concrete pipes to
pavement markings, signage, concrete sidewalk installation, 6 provide offsets as to where the pipes
6” gas main line installation and other incidental construction will be laid. (7) - Excavator Op. Bobby
Driggers sinks his bucket into one of
work as well. When a paving crew sets foot on the job, 1,983 tons
two retention ponds that are on the
of Traffic B Structural asphalt is expected to be used, along with job, digging down into them 10’. (8) -
1,634 tons of Friction Course 9.5. The project started in early Excavator Op. Colby Driggers digs up
March 2020 and runs about 1.5 miles. The Superintendent of the 7 some of the road in order to re-compact it.
project is A.J. Land, and the Project Manager is Tony Williams.
W e are excited to be a
part of the Engineering
News-Record (ENR) 2020
Top 400 Contractors index,
coming in at number 195.
R I S I N G H I G H E R E V E R Y D A Y This accomplishment could
not have been achieved
alone; we have an amazing
team of employees dedicated
to completing projects
efficiently and on time; without them, our company’s name would not
be on the list. Because of everyone’s hard work and driving efforts, our

W e are proud and happy to have received the Excellence company can stand tall and continue to provide safe, effective infrastructure
in Pavement Award in Special Projects from the for our communities. So, thank you to all our employees and management
Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida (ACAF) for the for making this happen and for everyone’s commitment to a job well done.
runway rehabilitation for runway 10-28 at the Lake City
Gateway Airport. We are extremely thankful for Project
Superintendent Ricky Reed, who spearheaded the project
and made it what it is today. Paving Foreman Greg Waters and
his crew laid the asphalt for the 170’ wide and 8,000’ long
L A K E C I T Y, F L
T he Asphalt Technologies Inc.
lab in Lake City, FL, have been
diligent in making batches and
runway. The airport was only closed for 25 days, allowing
designing mixes for highways.
the project to be completed quicker and under budget.
Recently, the lab in Lake City
acquired the Asphalt Pavement
Analyzer Jr. machine (bottom
right), which performs a rut test on
pills of asphalt. Performing 8,000
passes at 100 PSI, this machine
Project determines the sustainability
Ricky Reed
and reliability of the asphalt.



The crew at the Robert Sands has
been busy continuing to push out
golf course sands, DOT Certified
sands and block sands. An average
of 1,500 tons of concrete sand
is produced a day, according to Robert Cortese,
Mike Alley, the plant manager. Caleb Harris and
Braedon Chase are the
main design technicians
(1) - Loader Op. Toby Bell releases a load
who operate out of
of sand into a long truck before it heads
the asphalt ATI lab at
out to a customer. (2) - Loader Op. John
3 4 the Lake City
Davis makes back and forth trips to the
aggregate bins, dumping in different sands
to be sort among different piles. (3) - Plant
T h e
Manager Mike Alley. (4) - Sand rushes
up one of the belts at the plant. (5) - An
overview shot of the entire plant from the
side of the pond where the dredge is. 5
creates batches, washes grades,
extracts gradation, and perform
Affiliate News Anderson Columbia water bulk tests all in a day’s work.

espite the pandemic, all the heat and rain. To combat who baptizes them. Camp
Camp Anderson has the heat, the camp has always Director William Bloodworth
remained in full swing, had Gatorade on tap, but now said they are excited because
allowing kids of all ages to come there is cold Gatorade on tap, Camp Anderson is planning
experience different activities and the kids have taken notice; another campus in Marianna,
in a Christian environment. they went through 750 gallons FL. Purchased from the
Around 350-400 kids come of Gatorade in one week. On the Baptist College of Florida,
a week, arriving on Monday last day of every camp week, Camp Anderson now owns the
at noon and then leaving on the kids have the opportunity Baptist Convention Center in
Friday at noon. Josh Horne, to be baptized in the Suwannee Marianna, and the Fellowship
the Event Director of the camp, River, if they so desire. of Christian Athletes (FCA)
said that the kids loved being Around twenty kids accepted has already asked if it
outside shooting bows, playing that opportunity every week, could hold its 2021 football
paintball and kayaking through with also getting to choose camp at the new campus. 1

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(1) - The kids outside after the morning assembly

6 in their small groups, further discussing the
message they just heard with their camp
counselors. (2) - Campers carefully watch
as they peer around the corner of a paintball
bunker. (3) - Lukas Parschauer and Owen
Foreman play an intense game of ping-pong.
(4) - Kerrigan Pelfrey takes aim with an air rifle
and practices her shooting skills. (5) - A camper
carefully weaves and dodges throughout the
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paintball course. (6) - A group returns from
kayaking down the river. (7) - Students stand
up for the prayer during the morning assembly
after a message from Joel and Stephanie
Romelus. (8) - A.J. Jones, Issac Martinez
and Cassandra Hernandez strum some tunes
Sebastian Sexton by on guitars for their activity of the day. (9)
Zack Hall and Zarren - Archers line up in a row to let loose arrows
Paul 10 at targets around 20 yards in front of them.
CAMP C OUNSELORS AND Testdin Messina by
MENTORS. Danny Jones and Seth Nathan Morris by Danny
Williams 11 Jones and James Cox 12

9 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News

evi Bush and his paving crew have been hitting County Road 162 (Jacob

COUNTY Road) in Vernon, FL, resurfacing and reconstruction non-stop. The job runs
12.5 miles, going from SR 75 up until SR 71. Currently, the road is only 20’
wide with 10’ lanes, but once finished, the new road will be 24’ wide with 12’

ROAD lanes. Pictured here, Levi and his crew are laying 1 and 1/2” of structural
asphalt before coming in with another inch of Friction Course. Eventually,

a 4’ lime rock shoulder with 1 and 1/2” of SP 9 asphalt will be put on both
sides of the road, making the East and West lanes 16’ each. The Project
Manager is Bryan Buchanan, and the Superintendent is Rusty Jernigan.

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(1) - Tarren Gordon swipes his rake across the the asphalt into its final shape. (5) - Tarren Gorden
asphalt, spreading excess rock thrown from helps press in asphalt with the rake with Paving
a shovel. (2) - Paver Op. Roger Anderson Foreman Levi Bush behind him using a measuring
commands the paver as asphalt falls into it from the wheel to see how far each truck of asphalt goes.
shuttlebuggy. (3) - Nickolas Pollock and Paving (6) - Phillip Pollock tests the depth of the asphalt.
Foreman Levi Bush make sure the asphalt is being (7) - Shuttlebuggy Op. Javante Speights keeps
poured at the correct width and depth. (4) - Kevin watch as the asphalt is transferred from the
Paving Foreman Levi
Bush and Truck Driver McCaskill, with Thomas Hopkins and Clifford truck to the shuttlebuggy. (8) - The crew inches
K-Dubb Watson Canty behind him, operates the roller and presses along as the road is slowly but surely completed. 8


F ingerprints are becoming more of a tool in the construction world today. Superintendents,
foremen and Project Managers of Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. are seeing this firsthand
with the introduction of TimeShift to the company, a new system that lets employees clock
the project on hold to rethink elements of the project and implement different strategies.

After deciding to stray away from the facial recognition aspect, Anderson Columbia Co.
in with their fingerprint. Inc. hired Mutual Mobile, a research and product development company out of Austin,
Texas, to help develop the project using fingerprints in Fall of 2019. Within a year of
The system is supposed to be fully integrated into the company during development, the infrastructure company began releasing the system
the months of October or November of 2020, said Bert Myers, assistant to certain employees for testing during the second week of September
controller for the company, with field testing currently being conducted. 2020, Myers said.
The fingerprint captured will not only tell the time the employee punched
in but also the location, he said. A completely new code written without bugs took about a third of the
time as the first attempt for around a third of the price. The infrastructure
“We can see if they’re at the job site or if they’re across town when they company also hired a company to produce the kiosks, since TimeShift is
clock in,” Myers said. the first product of its kind, he said.

Kiosks will go in every physical location, such as offices, plants and labs, Joshua McDougal, a Project Manager out of Lake City, Florida, said he
with on-the-job employees clocking in through an app and an adapter on thinks it is great; the software is simple and extremely user-friendly.
a phone. The system is expected to be a more efficient and faster way of Unlike using paper logs or bar codes, the person must be present at the
punching in than using the previous Viewpoint Field Time app on a tablet. office or job site to clock in.

“The goal is to marry job-cost accounting and biometrics,” he said. “It “We have a lot of employees. Payroll is a lot of money and anything we
could help save around 20 minutes a day per employee.” can shave off will be good,” he said. “I believe you should get paid for
when you work and don’t get paid for when you don’t work.”
Richard Parker, a paving foreman for the company from Lake City, Florida, Assistant Controller Bert Myers
received the new system for testing, and he said he believes in the success demonstrating the system. Rusty Jernigan, a project Superintendent out of the company’s West
of it. The only complaint from his paving crew being that since everyone Florida division who also received early access to the system, agrees
must clock in at the same place, not everyone clocks in at the same time. with him. Once the kinks are worked out, it will be great for keeping
track of time and deterring time theft, he said.
“The times are going good, and the system is much quicker than Field Time,” he said.
“I don’t think most guys are like that,” he said. “But this system will do better at tracking
Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. started looking for a system similar to this around seven years everything.”
ago when it realized no companies produced anything similar for purchase, Myers said.
With no competition and no similar products, the infrastructure company decided to write Myers said he is excited for when TimeShift will be established throughout entire company.
its own app and code with hired programmers being managed from within the company. More time will be saved with less stress being put on the company, even when hiring new
Myers said he expected the project to take a year, but the development and testing phases
ended up lasting a total of three. This early system did not rely on fingerprints, but facial “New hires will be fingerprinted on the day of hire, so they will be in our system,” he said.
recognition, which came with its own bugs, he said. From 2017 to early 2019, the company “Anyone can clock in from anywhere.” 8
worked on debugging the system, but during June 2019 the infrastructure company put
I n the heart of Nassau County, FL,
County Road 115 is undergoing
some significant changes. Besides
a regular 7.68 mile paving and
resurfacing job for the old and
cracked road, it is being widened by a
total of 7’ on each side, giving it a total
width of 38’ with its 12’ lanes. Two
feet worth of width is being added to
the original road on each side before
a new 5’ shoulder is placed. Richard
Parker’s paving crew is adding two
lifts to the new shoulders, with the
first lift being 2 and 1.2” thick and the
second one being 2”. Ramsey French
is the Superintendent, and Joshua
McDougal is the Project Manager.
(1) - Shuttlebuggy Op. Kenneth
Mitchell walks alongside the spreader
box, level in hand, periodically
ensuring that asphalt is placed at the
correct slope. (2) - ATI Worker Cody
Willems sets the level on the fresh
asphalt to confirm the slope of it with
Mitchell. (3) - An overview shot of
the project; at this time the crew is
about halfway through the entirety of
the job. (4) - Dumpman Jermaine
Jones watches carefully as asphalt
2 4 5
is poured into the spreaderbox.

(5) - Lead Man Luis Loza peers

over the edge of the spreaderbox
and makes sure there are no
problems with the second lift of the
shoulder coming out. (6-7) - Roller
Op. Nicholas Robinson follows
closely behind the spreader box in
the double drum roller, along with
Erik Hayhurst in the sweeper who
is busy keeping the roadway clear
from debris. (8) - Paving Foreman
Richard Parker grabs a level and 6
checks the slope one more time to 7 8
make sure the work is up to par.

(9) - Further up the job, Kyle

Sampson’s grade crew prepare the
road widening for asphalt by dressing
out the road, with Max Lambert
and Kyle Sampson operating the
graders. (10) - Skidsteer Op. Dilon
Dicks follows behind the paving
crew. (11) - Project Superintendent
10 Ramsey French stands near the 12
front of the job, where subcontractor
Matthew’s Land Clearing gets rid of
in-the-way trees and branches. (12)
- James “Chubby” Ward scrapes
away dirt and debris from the
existing road, ensuring nothing will
impede the laying of the new asphalt.
(13) - Moseley Harris operates the
smaller double drum roller. Lake
City Mechanics Troy Smith and
9 11 Billy Geiger are also on the this job 13
for any equipment malfunctions.

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I n Mayo, FL, a resurfacing job is happening on CR 405. With
Superintendent Travis Byrd over the project, the road widening
by 2’ on each side, pipe is being installed and new guardrails are
being placed. The original road had to be milled 1-2’ depending

PREPARING on the highs and lows of the road and it took around three days
to complete the grading of it. Once the grading was complete
TO PAVE and the apron was put in, Greg Waters and his paving crew
came through and began the first lift of asphalt on the 11 mile
job. After which a 3/4” leveling course will be placed before
eventually coming in with 1 and 1/4” of structural asphalt,
for a total of 2” thick. The Project Manager is Tony Williams.
1 3

(1) - Sweeper Op. Christopher the apron. (3) - Travis “Turtle”

Chancey comes in behind the Rose operates the pan and
grader and helps clear dirt and picks up large amounts of dirt to
dust from the milled roadway. (2) be used again. (4) - Roller Op.
- Grader Op. Rodney Chancey Wesley King seals the freshly cut
2 cuts down the grades and puts in grade and prepares it for paving.

4 5

(10) - Al Williams operates

the double drum roller and (5) - ATI Worker Danny King Hall closely watches in his sideview
compacts the first lift of performs a compaction test on the mirror for pouring signals as Robert
asphalt. (11) - MOT Workers dirt of the newly installed shoulder. Henderson, Chris Dortly and
Will Parker, Dustyn (6) - Screwman Patrick Gibbons Paving Op. Rodney Davenport
Tolbert and Sanita Walker tests the depth of the asphalt. (7) work in the background. (9) - John
keep the flow of traffic in - Dumpman Robert Henderson Gibson trails behind the paver and
check. (12) - Sweeper Op. signals the truck to stop pouring into operates the pneumatic roller to help
6 7 8
Anthony Riley hammers in the paver. (8) - Truck Driver Jason smooth and polish the new roadway.
a string to be a guideline for
the tac truck and the paver. 13
(13-14) - Tac Truck Driver
Roosevelt Calhoun helps
Riley install the string and
make sure it’s straight. (15) -
Lake City Mechanic Charles
“Ricky Bobby” Jower
9 10 15
works on the shuttlebuggy
after a piece of the old auger
locked up the machine and
prevented any mix from
coming through. (16) - Lead 16
Man James Dexter walks
along side of the paver and
ensures the width and depth
of the first lift are correct.
(17) - The finished product. 11 12 14 17

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Q U I N C Y, F L

P hase one on Hutchinson’s Ferry Road next steps. The total box culvert will have six
in Quincy, FL, has begun, with Rodney barrels, but only three barrels will be installed
Anderson’s concrete crew preparing the rebar during each phase. The total size of the box
and wood work for the pour. Once the temporary culvert will be 67’ x 40’. Anderson expects to
sheet pile was driven to keep the water out complete the final concrete pours by December.
of the work area, rebar placement along with The Superintendent of the project is Aaron
the installation of the formwork were the Fedor, and the Project Manager is Zach Lawson.

1 rebar; each line of rebar must be 6”

apart from each other. Number 6
and number 5 rebar are used during
phase one. (6) - Nate Gonzalez
hammers in a nail on a 2’ by 8’ piece
of formwork, getting ready to add it
to the pile of completed pieces. (7)
- QC Worker Johnny Moore signs
off on the concrete and checks the
number of rotations made by the
truck, as the truck can’t go over
300. (8) - Concrete slops down
through the fourth wall. The wall took
4 5
around 19 yds of concrete, being
13’ high and 16’ wide. (9) - Antoine
(1) - Orville Fisher and Antoine building the metal skeleton. (3) - Rob
Washington, Casey Woods,
Washington using tie guns to speed “Rooster” Dunlap works on a piece
David Burrell and Dunlap steady
up the process of getting the rebar tied. of formwork already set with the help of
the bucket as more concrete pours
(2) - An overview shot of some of the Washington. (4) - David Burrell and
out. (10) - Gonzalez assists on the
rebar already in place. Orville Fisher Nate Gonzalez cut, hammer and piece
ground by preparing the bucket with
and Harold Johnson stand on the together the formwork for the rebar.
6 concrete, which holds 2 yds. (11) -
foundation and place more rebar, further (5) - Orville Fisher ties together more
Zach Lipford operates the crane and
gently sets a wall down for Raheem
7 Sparrow, Washington and Dunlap.
(12) - Rodney Anderson takes an
overview look of the project, making
the formwork is perfectly aligned
and his team is taking precautions.
(13) - Fuel Truck Driver Don Hand
fills up a canister on the job. (14-15)
9 11
- The finished and poured barrels.


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PUCKETT ROAD A nderson Columbia had the privilege

P E R R Y, F L
of tending to a DOT Emergency Job in
Taylor County. Puckett Road began to dip

REPAIRS after a large pipe was placed underneath

the roadway for a papermill. The job
required milling of the old road and then
the placement of Friction Course asphalt. In
the first half where the roadway dipped, 2”
had to be milled, and on the second half of
the 100’ that needed repair required 1 and
1/2” had to be taken away. Roy Boyette’s crew
came through and finished the paving in one
day; the majority of the job was cleaning
the old roadway in preparation for the new
asphalt. The Superintendent is Ricky Reed.
(1) - The 100’ strip cleaned up and
ready with tac. (2) - James “ Chubby”
Ward begins clearing the area of small
rock and debris in the sweeper. (3)
- Walter “ Tatts” Stocker operates
the skidsteer, clearing away larger
amounts of debris. (4) - Ward throws the
debris into the loader operated by Erik
Hayhurst, who takes it off site. (5) - Tac
Truck Driver Steve Sanders directing
2 3
traffic around the repair work zone.

4 5 6

(6) - Blake Chancey uses the blower to get rid of finer

pieces of debris, with Christopher Chancey behind
him ready with the shovel, in case any pieces are
stuck. (7) - Jesse Cabarris and Rossia Patterson
Jr. shovel the new asphalt. (8) - Ben Dexter rakes
the asphalt and compacts it together with Screwman
T.J. Clayton maintaining the depth of it. (9) - Paving
Op. Brandon Lovett controlling the paver with
Screwman Rossia Patterson Sr. (10) - Roller Op.
Sandy Chaires moseys over the new asphalt. (11) -
8 9
ATI Worker Jason Johnson tests the density of the
asphalt. (12) - Blake Chancey rakes the asphalt
thrown. (13) - The finished product, cooled and painted.

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ighway 351A in Cross City, FL, is undergoing maintenance which includes

paving and resurfacing as well as road widening. But before the paving
could commence, pipework had to be completed first. Mike Colbert
(Little Mike) and his crew were in charge of placing a 42” crossdrain
under the road. Timmy Thomas and his crew also helped widen the road
and prepare it for paving. After all the pipe was placed, the road was
2 milled by 1 and 1/2”, and the road was widened by 4’. Greg Water’s and
3 his paving crew came in to resurface the 2.8 mile stretch of the road.
(1) - William Colson pummels dirt
provided by Little Mike in the backhoe
with a jumping jack. Every 6” of dirt
that Little Mike places, Colson and
Garrett Sikes make around 3-4 passes
around the pipe to help compact the dirt
around it and seal it. (2) - Little Mike
scooping from a pile of dirt to put into
the trench. (3) - Garrett Sikes making
a pass around the 42” pipe with the
jumping jack. (4) - ATI Worker Scott
Raulerson testing the density of the dirt.

(5) - Timmy Thomas on
the motor grader on the
South end of the job,
cutting the grade and
widening the road. (6)
- Sheldon Cashmore
runs the sweeper, coming
6 behind the grader, clearing
dust and debris out of the
roadway. (7) - ATI Worker
Chris Joyner performing
a density test on the new
5 shoulder of the road.
(8) - John Wilkerson
operates the pan, making
(9) - Dustin Cashmore operates the roller, grade was being cut at the right percentage. runs back and forth on
following along with Connor Weeks operating (10) - Grader Op. Timmy Thomas discussing 7
the job carrying dirt.
the loader, with grader operator Timmy Thomas the project with Jeff Stemple. Stemple is the
at the front. Weeks would also go behind Superintendent on the project along with Hunter
Thomas on the grader and make sure the Anderson. The Project Manager is Dylan Reed.

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D u m p

man Robert

attaching a work order to the
shuttlebuggy, which is operated
by Willie Highland, as the truck
dumps asphalt at 315 degrees. (12) -
Paving Foreman Greg Waters with Lead
Man James Dexter, Patrick Gibbons and
Anthony Riley walk alongside the paving and
ensuring the depth is correct. (13) - Dumpman
Robert Henderson keeping careful watch as the
truck opens to release another section of asphalt.


(14) - Paving Op. Rodney Davenport moves the

paver along. The first lift of asphalt the crew put on
was just to level out the grooved road and fill in the
cracks with 12.5 asphalt before they came in with a 1
and 1/2” lift. (15) - The crew works together shoveling
asphalt and spreading it accordingly across the
12 roadway near the North end of the job. (16) - Patrick 14
Gibbons checking the level on the fresh lift of asphalt.


15 17 18

(17) - Lead Man James Dexter helps Old Town

Mechanic Steve Turner put an auger extension on
the paver, which will help level out the driveways. (18) -
Willie Reese and Fred Bailey, part of Allen Frazier’s
MOT Crew, pick up discarded litter around the job and
keep it looking clean. (19) - Project Superintendent
Jeff Stemple talking with Paving Foreman Greg
Waters, Lead Man James Dexter and Dumpman
Robert Henderson about the project. (20) - Tac
Truck Driver Roosevelt Calhoun makes his way
19 21
down job to deliver tac. (21) - The completed project.

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ROAD 339
L E V Y C O U N T Y , F L

T he bridge on CR 339 in Levy County, FL, is being replaced and about

a half mile of new alignment is being constructed on the South end
of CR 339. With LeWare Construction completing the demolition of the
old bridge and construction of the new one, Anderson Columbia is in
charge for the formation of the new roadway, running a half mile from
SR 500. Mike Colbert and his pipe crew have been busy digging and
placing a total of 264’ of pipe on the project, while trucks carrying dirt
make their way on and off the project, building up the pad for the new
roadway by about 6 and 1/2’, with dozers and rollers making sure that
happens. Mark Glover and his grading crew (Brian Miller and Brenda
Glover) finished up the lime rock work with Greg Waters’ paving
crew (Roosevelt Calhoun, James Dexter, Al Williams, John Gibson,
Patrick Gibbons, Robert Henderson, Tyler Ratliff, Willie Highland,
Nathaniel Lucas, Anthony Riley, George Kelsey and Rahn Spralding)
1 2
being responsible for the asphalt. The Project Manager is Josh Hamm.

- Dakota
Hunt operates the dozer, pushing
dirt brought by Dalton “Lil Jason” Wright and Dalton
Long. (2) - William Colson helps ease the 24” RCP pipe 3 4
into place and makes sure it’s ready to be set. (3) - Mike
“Little Mike” Colbert operates the backhoe, lifting pipes
for his crew and piling dirt back into the 4 and 1/2’ deep
trench to cover them. (4) - Garrett Sikes and William
Colson prop the 19” by 30” pipe up to wrap a chain
around it which will hoist it into the air to move on with 5 6
the elliptical double run. Colbert’s crew is responsible
for three runs total, two of which are 80’
long and double pipe. (5) - Grader Foreman Mark Glover
and Superintendent Hunter Anderson
measure how much the grade needs
to be cut. (6) - Roller Op. Brian Miller
rumbles over the lime rock. (7) -
Damon Roberts and Garrett Sikes
take a measurement of how far the 24”
RCP pipe sits from the end of the trench.
(8) - Damon Roberts carefully moves
the pipe, suspended by Mike Colbert,
into alliance with the pipe behind it.
(9) - MOT Crew Leader Tim Dawson
on the job ensuring the flow of traffic
7 8 9
remains safe. (10,11) - Max Lambert
sits further ahead of the job, scooping
dirt into the trucks. (12) - Dakota Hunt
waits for Dalton Long as he release
10 11
25 yds of dirt for the 3000’ roadway.
(13) - Roller Op. Dalton Long flattens
the dirt and prepares for another truck
to come help build up the shoulders.
(14) - Roller Ops. Al Williams and
John Gibson. (15) - Paving Foreman
Greg Waters with Lead Man James
Dexter move forward with the
12 13 14 15 16
paver. (16) - The finished product.

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S uperintendent Eli Jerrels and his crew have
been working on getting the subgrade ready
on CR 484 in Marion County FL, preparing for
lime rock. Before laying the first lift of asphalt,
4” of lime rock have to be mixed 16” deep. On
3 the new four-lane highway, each roadway will
have two 24’ lanes, running around 6,500’. Roy
Boyette and his paving crew came in and laid
1 2 4 a structural lift of asphalt 2 and 1/2” thick for
1,685’ (pictured here). Beginning at the original
roadway, the crew paved at the original depth
and gradually made the depth down to 2 and
5 6
1/2”. The Project Manager is Austin Miller.

(1) - T.J. Clayton and Paving Foreman Roy Boyette measuring

the width of the lane. Roy Boyette’s paving crew making their way
down the strip. (2) - Screwman Rossia Patterson Sr. and Lead
Man Ben Dexter mainlining the depth of the asphalt. (3) - Tac
Truck Driver Andre Smith and Ron Spann digging up old asphalt.
(4-5) - Roy Boyette’s Crew. (6) - Blake Chancey pressing asphalt 7 8 9 10
up against the rake. (7) - MOT Crew Leader Luke Hodge runs the
water truck across the job site. (8) - Anderson Columbia Surveyors
Sam Grey and Tyler Sauls transferring GPS data from the dozer to
the motor grader. (9) - Grader Op. Tony Lewis. (10) - Equipment
Op. Timothy Buchan surveying the job site. (11) - Dozer Op. Will
Childers. (12) - Project Superintendent Eli Jerrels operating
the dozer. (13-14) - Superintendent Jerrels speaking with Luke
Hodge and Will Childers, who are in charge of MOT for the project.
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P rogress is being made on the SR 20 job in

Hawthorne, FL. Clearing and burning is still
being conducted, with around two to three more
weeks of burning to be done as of June. Ricky Gainey
and his crew have been maintaining dirt work and
building up the road, getting ready for lime rock
to be placed. Eventually, a new four-lane highway
will take the place of all the dirt and the old road
will be demolished. The project is expected to take
1,000 days. The Project Manager is Gray Childers.
g An

(1-2) - Matt Quattro operates the dozer in the retention pond on the North side of the

job. He blades the dirt around it, filling in ruts to prevent equipment from getting stuck.
(3) - Excavator Op. Mark Porter finishes digging a trench for a future concrete wall.
h a ir

The trench is around 500’ in length and around 1 and 1/2’ deep. (4,6) - Dozer Op. Matt


Stout clears and pushes dirt from trucks and builds up the pad of the road at the start of
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the West side of the job. (5) - Cones set up on the old road, diverting traffic to one lane. 3 6

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PAVING THE L evi Bush and his paving crew took on the
project of paving the parking lot at the

new Dollar General in Freeport, FL. Around
2866 sq yds needed to be paved, which took
around 315 tons of Friction Course 5 asphalt,

PA R K I N G LOT paving 2” thick. A substantial amount of the

paving work involved shoveling the asphalt
by hand to make sure the curves of the
sidewalk and other areas came out accurate.
• LeviBush • KevinMcCaskill
• TarrenGordon • NickolasPollocks
• CedricEdwards • JavanteSpeights
• ThomasHopkins • PhillipPollocks
• RogerAnderson • CliffordCanty

1 2 3

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(1) - The crew starts another run McCaskill operates the roller
of the parking lot, shovels at the over the new asphalt while Cedric
ready. (2) - Mechanic Shelly Edwards, Thomas Hopkins and
Simpson takes a broom to the Tarren Gordon help level the
asphalt, removing unwanted sand, asphalt with rakes and shovels. (5)
with Thomas Hopkins and Tarren - Nickolas Pollocks operates the
Gordon behind him. (3) - Paving screw as Clifford Canty carries
Supervisor Jerry Tillman runs a a shovel of asphalt to the back.
plate tamp across
the parking lot.
(4) - Kevin

(6,11) - Tarren Gordon and Clifford

Canty run their shovels along the
ground, picking out dribbles of
dirt that may have mixed with the
asphalt. (7) - Dumpman Cedric 11

8 Edwards with Paving Op. Roger

Anderson. (8) - Phillip Pollocks
reaches to pick up his level; the slope
cannot be 0.0 in order to allow for
rain runoff. (9) - Cedric Edwards,
Phillip Pollocks, Clifford Canty
and Tarren Gordon heave asphalt
to the other end of the strip. (10) -
A new shovel of asphalt is placed
alongside the curve of the sidewalk.
(12) - Thomas Hopkins runs his rake
7 9 across the asphalt, helping level it. 12

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H ouck Road in Taylor County, FL, is coming
along with Jay Stephen’s pipe crew completing
pipe work and Rodney Chancey’s crew conducting
shoulder widening. Along the road, Stephen’s crews
is responsible for 30 driveways, which will result in 60
miters with 18” RCP pipe (two per driveway) and two
pipe crossings with headwalls. Once the pipe work
is complete and the road is widened from 18’ to 24’, a
paving crew will come in and resurface the 1.5 mile
road. An expected 2,338 tons of Traffic B asphalt is to be
used along with 1,772 tons of Traffic B Friction Course
asphalt by Greg Water’s and his crew. The project will be
completed in 145 days. The Superintendent is Ricky Reed, and the Project Manager is Tara Beauchamp.

(1) - Allen Whitehead operates the

backhoe, scooping dirt into a trench
alongside a driveway to cover the
pipe. (2) - Shaki Harvey and Justin
Moore rev up the jumping jacks while 2 3
Barnaby Edouard shovels dirt in with
Whitehead helping on the backhoe.
Christopher Chancey follows 4
the live-belly dump truck closely,
reinforcing the roadway’s shoulder
by 3’. (3) - Also on the spreader box
with Christopher Chancey is Travis 5 6
“Turtle” Rose, helping maintain the
flow of the dirt. (4) - Tim Dawson
4 T H G E N E R AT I O N
follows behind in the sweeper, clearing
the roadway. (5) - Jay Stephen’s pipe
Crew; Shaki Harvey, Justin Moore,
Foreman Jay Stephens, Barnaby through a surveying leveling 7
Edouard and Allen Whitehead. during the early phases of the
(6) - Wesley King follows Grader project. Beauchamp marks the 4th
Op. Curtis Lashley on the single
generation of workers in his family
drum roller as Lashley cuts the dirt.
(7) - The view from the spreader in the company, working alongside
box. (8) - The finished project. Project Superintendent Ricky Reed
and Grader Op. Rodney Chancey.

While the day-to-day operations of the infrastructure company revolve around

ANDERSON COLUMBIA HELPS WITH 7 the nitty-gritty of construction work and implementing roads and bridges
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE IN JAMAICA to communities, it is great to give back in a different way, said Anderson.

“Education is such a valuable tool that opens so many

W ith the current coronavirus pandemic, the world has been
forced into a remote way of life, causing ripples in even the
simplest of routines. Perhaps one of the areas of life hit the hardest
doors for today’s youth; being able to provide a learning
opportunity for underprivileged kids in a third-world country
is something I’m more than happy to be a part of,” he said.
by the pandemic is education. And education can already be
difficult to come by if it is being sought after in a third-world country.
Sam Dillon, Information Technology Manager at the corporate
headquarters of Anderson Columbia Co., Inc in Lake City,
Adrian Duncan, 31, is a concrete foreman with Anderson
Florida, said two laptops and five Android tablets are being
Columbia Co., Inc going on six years with the company and in
donated. With technology constantly changing, many
his free time enjoys taking part in his nonprofit organization
applications the company now runs require newer software
called Help the Kids Foundation, which he started six years
versions, he said. The laptops being donated are refreshed with
ago. His organization helps gets supplies such as fresh
Windows 10 and the tablets come with Android 5.1 software.
food and clean water into the hands of youth in Jamaica,
where he is from, sending a supplies package once a month.
The 2015 Hewlett Packer ProBooks and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
tablets would have been used as gifts for the company Christmas
Realizing classroom education is becoming virtual because
Adrian Duncan handing out the donated party this year, but this is a much worthier cause, he said.
of the coronavirus, Duncan recently reached out to Joey computers and tablets to children in Jamaica.
Anderson III, CEO and President of Anderson Columbia
Duncan said he is hoping to secure a total of 20 tablets
Co., Inc, and asked if any available laptops and tablets could be donated to his
and four more laptops before shipping them off to Jamaica this December.
organization to assist with more kids in Jamaica continuing their schooling online.
“I’ll be sure to put stickers on the laptops, so they know where they came from,” he said.
“When I asked the boss, he never hesitated, he only asked what I needed,” said
Duncan. “It’s great to work in a place that helps out in situations out there.”
ince the beams have been set at the CR 250 bridge in
Dowling Park FL, Mike Sigrest and his crew (The “A”-
Team) have been busy preparing the next steps for
the bridge to be open for traffic. Overhang jacks have been
placed, which was followed by 2”x6” boards and plywood
for a safety walkway alongside the beams as well as placing

a safety rail with it. At the start of the bridge, pipe work
is being conducted and inlets are being placed. When
completed, a total of 300’ of pipe will be in the ground
around 1 and 1/2’ deep. The crews also made preparation
for concrete pours; with a chalkline used to mark where the top of the concrete will
go. Night pours have been conducted and are still happening for the new 755’
long bridge. The first major pour for the bridge happened in late June
2020, starting at 3 a.m., spanning a total of 176yds being poured
8 and 1/2” thick. With more concrete pours on the horizon and
paving coming, the finished bridge will have two 12’ travel
lanes and two 10’ shoulders. The project is expected to be
completed around February 2021. The Superintendent
is Mike Sigrest, and the Project Manager is Kevin Lamar.

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(1) - Janice Bowman, Koby Paras, and Karty using a chalkline to mark
Joe Bassett and Blake Whitmire where to nail the tramper into the
placing an overhang jack alongside wood. (6) - Tyler Broland and Blake
the beam. (2) - Cody Corbitt drills Whitmire ratchet in an overhang jack.
into the wood for the jacks to hold (7) - Paul Carter seals in the pipe and
up the bed rail. (3) - Koby Paras inlet with concrete. (8) - Excavator
measures and marks where the Op. Gordon Smith prepares to
tramper will go. (4) - Duff Karty scoop more dirt over the pipe. (9) -
carries boards for the tramper across Emmett Dennis and Richard Murray
7 9
the bridge. (5) - Antonio Colon ensures the pipe is placed correctly.

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11 12

10 13

(10) - Blake Whitmire handing an with each concrete truck; around

overhang jack to Koby Paras from 20 trucks were used total. (18)
Crane Op. Richard Stallings. - Janice Bowman helps the
(11-12) - Overview shots of the concrete truck distribute. (19) -
early morning concrete pour. ATI Workers Chris Joyner and
(13) - Casey Woods with Duff Keith Roberts take samples
Karty and operating the concrete from the concrete, collecting one
vibrator with Antonio Colon and sample every 50 yds. (20) - Nate
Cody Corbitt running floats over Gonzalez alongside David Burrell
the concrete. (14) - The 176 yd run a float over the concrete.
pour almost finished by the crew. (21) - MOT Crew, headed by Will
(15) - Screed Op. Mike Sigrest Parker, picking up cones and
14 15
and Kevin Lamar smooth the signs at the end of the pour. (22) -
concrete with the screed. (16) - Rob “Rooster” Dunlap and Mike
WHO MADE IT HAPPEN: Rodney Anderson sprays a cure Blakey help smooth concrete
over the new settling concrete. in the tight areas. (23) - Bridge
(17) - Bridge Superintendent Superintendent Aaron Fedor
•KevinLamar •DavidBurrell Aaron Fedor takes a break from with Mechanic Greg Mayberry
16 17
•MikeSigrest •RodneyAnderson the pour to see how far they get spraying cure over the slab.

•HaroldJohnson •AntoineWashington

•DuffKarty •CodyCorbitt

•CaseyWoods •JaniceBowman

•KobyParas •Or villeFisher 18 19

•GregMayberry •EdTimmerman

•RaheemSparrow •NateGonzalez

•AntonioColon •AaronFedor

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Three streets in Lake City, Florida, needed milling and resurfacing work completed,
and Richard Parker and his paving crew were up for the project. Pictured here on
NW Cole Terrace, Parker and his crew were responsible for skidding the edges
of the road roughly 3”, milling the joints of the 909’ road 1 and 1/2” and then
finally coming in with 1 and 1/2” of asphalt to complete the resurfacing.


• LuisLoza • JermaineJones
• RobertWilliams • KennyMitchell
• TrevorWilliams • MoseleyHarris
• VershardScippio • JamesWard
• NicholasRobinson • ErikHayhurst 1

- The
operated by
Adam French,
dumps the remains
of turf and grass taken
2 3
away from the sides of the
road. (2) - Roller Op. Nicholas
Robinson presses the asphalt
into shape. (3) - Sweeper Op. James
“ Chubby” Ward comes behind the skidsteer
to clean up smaller debris left behind. (4) - Truck
Driver Lisa Kirkman carries away the discarded turf.

5 6

(5) - Erik Hayhurst and Moseley Harris toss crew. (9) - East Florida Safety Director Russell
asphalt into a pile to be divided up evenly with a Akers hands out new gloves and bright vests
rake. (6) - Paver Op. Vershard Scippio carefully to Robert Williams and the rest of the crew.
pulls the paver into position. (7) - Adam French (10) - Dilon Dicks and Richard Parker make
operates the skidsteer with the asphalt zipper the marks for the turn lane. (11) - Dumpman
attached, milling one of the 8 joints 1 and 1/2”. Jermaine Jones with Shuttle Buggy Op. Kenny
(8) - Paving Foreman Richard Parker takes Mitchell and Paver Op. Vershard Scippio.
the temperature of Lead Man Luis Loza to take (12) - Trevor Williams and Vershard Scippio
extra precautions for the safety of his paving shovel asphalt to make the curve of a turnout.

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he site work at the new K-8 School in Marianna, FL, is almost ready to be
open to students. The school will be completed in time for the new school
year to begin in August 2020, and will house Marianna Middle School,
Riverside Elementary and Golson Elementary in one building. Once the crews
finish paving on the North side of the building, the job will be complete. Durward
Dudley and Ronnie Adkins and their crews completed the dirt and grade work
for the project in late June, with paving commencing right after. Levi Bush and
his paving crew are pictured on the second half of the page, placing a 1 and
1/2” lift on the South Parking lot with 12.5 polymer asphalt. Paving Supervisor
Jerry Tillman said around 400-500 tons were used to finish the parking lot. The
1 Superintendent is Rusty Jernigan, and the Project Manager is Kevin Buchanan 3

2 4

5 6

(1) (7)
- -
T h e Dozer
Loader O p .
Op. Robert Durward
Hernandez Dudley takes
moves loads of dirt the dirt dumped
out from the new roadway. (2) from the trucks and builds
7 8 up 4the pad on the North side. (8) - Dudley
- Dozer Op. Eric Purdue levels out the course
of the road. (3) - Devin Branning uses a drill and Franky Lipford, who will be a Junior in
to change the blade on a motor grader. (4) - high school this upcoming year, talk with
High schooler Anthony Conklin breaks away West Florida Safety Director Scott Jordan.
and moves dirt from the curb. (5) - Ronnie (9) - Cedric Edwards carries a shovel full
Adkins operates the grader. Six inches of asphalt to meet the sidewalk with the rest
of rock were put in and he is cutting it by 1 of the crew behind him. (10) - Nickolas
and 1/2”. (6) - Jeremy Leigh operates the Pollocks waits as Paving Op. Roger
excavator, filling trucks with dirt, which is then Anderson backs up to the beginning of the
carried it to the North end to build up the pad. 9 10 apron. (11) - Carlton Curry adds to the pile
before the rest of the crew comes and evens it
out. (12) - Clifford Canty runs a rake across
12 14 freshly thrown asphalt. (13) - Tarren Gordon
implement Heavy Equipment Operation
helps Canty with the raking. (14) - Thomas
and Road Construction courses into
Hopkins runs a plate tamp over the asphalt.
the 11th and 12th grade curriculum at
(15) - Paving Foreman Levi Bush operates
Bloutstown High School for the upcoming school year.
the skidsteer, taking a load of asphalt and
MMCR makes the curriculum three levels of equipment
dumping it against the edge of the sidewalk.
operation and two levels of road building. Florida
11 13 (16) - Project Superintendent Rusty Jernigan
certified building contractor and Boutstown High School
supervises the job site as the paving begins.
construction class teacher Scott Phelps (left), who would
(17) - The paving crew walks over to the next
be teaching the courses, comes to one construction job
15 17 apron and prepares to lay another 1 and 1/2”
per week to see how it is done. “If I’m going to teach it, I’m
of 12.5 polymer asphalt. (18) - President of
going to learn it,” he said. Earlier in the summer, General
18 the company Joey Anderson III‘s helicopter
Superintendent of West FL Brad Herring (right) brought
flies over the job site, taking a peek at what
19 high schoolers to the Marianna asphalt plant to get
is happening from above. (18) - The ribbon
them excited about the upcoming courses. Herring said
cutting ceremony happening in late August
he wants to help give kids a background in construction
for the school. It will be open for the start
and hopes to see some internships come out of it. 16 19
of the Fall school year on August 25th.

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T he highway construction design build for the State Road 77
project in Vernon, FL, is coming along swimmingly. Lime rock
has been placed on the South side of the job and is ready for paving,
the bridge on the project is completed and further on the North end
of the job, lifts of rap are being placed, getting ready for structural
pavement. The order goes lime rock, then 1 1/2” of structural, then
RAP then second lift of structural 1 1/2” and then finally 3/4” of FC 5
Friction asphalt. Eight inches of lime rock was put in to accommodate 1 2

the 5’ shoulder being constructed. Israel Massaline’s crew has been

(1) - Mechanics Garrett Moody (3) - Grader Op. Tim Adams cuts
busy preparing the formwork for curbs that will reach the median
and Thomas “Squirrell” Scott down the GAB. (4) - Carlos Delgado
and is getting ready for a concrete pour on the 14-mile long job. work on the concrete saw cutter of hammers in a wooden stake into
Julian Escobar, who also operates the formwork while Kenneth
the excavator. (2) - Tyler Adkins Guilford presses a shovel into the
Looking North The Finished Bridge
waits in the dozer as a truck dumps dirt to help the stake stay level, with
more topsoil at pond five, so he can Inocente Olvera. (5) - Water Truck
disperse it evenly around the pond. Driver Sammie Balcom makes his

preparation for more rain; Vernon
received over 21” of rain within a week
in October. (9) - Tyler Adkins and 5

Cody Mayo. (10) - Roller Op. James

Bell following behind Adams, helping
compact the RAP. (11) - Johnny
Ulberg makes his way up and down
the road clearing the dust and dirt
from it. (12) - QC Worker Anthony
3 Pitts performs a density test where
pipe is going to be extended. (13)
4 6
way down the road spraying water - Pan Op. Colton Dixson picks up
over it. (6) - Ben West operates excess GAB for reuse on the job. (14)
the excavator, raking topsoil over - A belly dump truck releases lime
the slope. (7) - Carlos Delgado, rock onto the road on the South side
Julian Escobar, Larry Grimsley of the job, helping build up the pad 8”.
and Olvera Inocente after placing a (15) - Jay Phelps directs the trucks
36” pipe on the East side of the job. where to pour, getting six trucks at
(8) - Tyler Adkins slopes the dirt in a time from the plant. (16) - Jalen
Pender operates the dozer and
7 8
levels the lime rock for more trucks
to drive over and deliver more. (17)
- A completed portion of the job with
traffic successfully switched over to it
so work could begin on the other side.

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F I N I S H I N G U P S W 4 9 T H A V E N U E I N

O C A L A , F L
W 1
i t h
t h e
the South side
and Phase 2 of the
North side of the project
completed, Roy Boyette and his
paving crew came to finish phase
1 three, paving the eight joints together
and connecting all the phases. The job
goes from SW 80th St. to SW 66th St. in Marion
County, Florida and started in November 2019.
Boyette and his crew used around 10 trucks of
Friction Course asphalt to lay 1”, connecting
together the previous phases of the project.
The Superintendent of the Project is Randy
2 3
Demars, and the Project Manager is Doug Booth.
(1) - Roy Boyette and his crew begin shoveling away the larger chunks. (4) - Asphalt is flung
asphalt to match the curve in the road. (2) - from the crew as they see fit to fill any gaps
Lead Man Ben Dexter takes the asphalt saw or slopes that are present in the new lift. (5)
cutter and slices out a 16.5’ by 5’ piece to - Ron Spann walks the line, marking it with
be dug out by the skidsteer. The chunk was orange spray paint as Steve Sanders finishes
removed to make the road a straightedge. (3) hammering in the guide string. (6) - Paver Op.
- Steve Sanders breaks away smaller pieces Brandon Lovett brings the machine forward 4
while Ronald Freeney in the skidsteer breaks as asphalt comes down from the shuttlebuggy.

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(7) - The paving crew tightens around another curve. (8-9) - ATI Worker
Spencer Raulerson makes his way back from walking the distance
with a measuring wheel. ATI Worker Robert Raulerson was also on the
job, performing tests and making sure plenty of asphalt is there. (10)
- Shuttlebuggy Op. Rossia Patterson Jr. with Dumpman Benjamin
Johnson. (11) - Screw Man T.J. Clayton with Blake Chancey moving
forward. (12) - Latrail Patterson and Benjamin Johnson scoop
asphalt to the middle of the lift. (13) - Lead Man Ben Dexter and Latrail
5 7
Patterson ease the asphalt with a shovel and rake to form it to the curve.

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T he end of the five year journey of the SR 79 Project in Vernon,


FL, is coming within sight. Around 22 miles of new roadway

is almost complete. With traffic swaps happening, punchlists

being done, ponds being excavated, cleanups being conducted


throughout different parts of the job and collars and mitered ends
being poured, the multilane reconstruction is almost finished.

Superintendent Allen Mathis also retired from Anderson

Columbia in early May of 2020 and Jeremy Corbin took the reins as

1 2
Project Superintendent. The Project Manager is Kevin Buchanan.

(1-2) Larry “Cornbread” Allen runs the excavator on the South end of the project.
He is cutting the hill by 30’ to the subsoil and has 5 more feet to go. (3) - Nick Hartman,

William Minschew, Barry Gilmore and Bobby Lambeth shooting the grade to move the
benchmark near the North end of the project. (4) - Charles Cook operates the dozer as
around 20 trucks come and dump loads of dirt and clay for him and Johnny Ulburg on the
roller behind him to spread and even out, creating a flat pad for the road to be constructed

3 on. (5) - William Skipper uses the on-site mobile concrete mixer to give 6 yds of concrete
to Tim Chastain on the loader, who then brought it over to a mitered end by a pond. (6) -

4 5

Justin Deese, Vincent Peterson, Daryl

Benefield and Israel Massaline scooping

in the concrete. (7) - Benefield, Massaline,

Peterson and Deese continue to help build


the mitered end near the pond and make the


top level with a two-by-four. (8) - Amerson
Jr. with Thomas Mitchell and Cordell
D’andria, Billy Baker and Raymond
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7 8 9

Powell maintain the flow of traffic and pick up cones to move the cars over. (9) - Wesley

Roedel stands at the end of the traffic swap, guiding cars through. (10) - Anderson Columbia
Supervisor J.J. Jenks after successfully finishing the traffic swap. (11-12) - Ben Gates and
his paving crew fixing some deficiencies in the pavement, due to it being paved two to three
years ago, on the South side of the job. There were four spots, around 500’ in length, fixed
with 1 and 1/2” depth. (13) - Roller Op. Kevin McCaskill. (14) - Nick Hartman on the roller

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with Barry Gilmore in the excavator and Lane Moss and mechanic Bill Ingersoll finishing
a 400’ run of 48” pipe. Hartman is finishing

putting in the backfill. (15) - Dozer Op.

Bryson Baine. (16) - Grader Op. Mason

Biddle pushing base rock and getting the

second lift cut. (17) - Israel Massaline’s

crew preparing to place a mitered end

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on a pond by carrying the formwork over.

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T ith paving and clean up complete on U.S. 129 in Gilchrist County,

FL, all that is left to do is install the rumble strips on either side


of the road and down the middle. The strips must be placed throughout


the entirety of the ten mile long job, except in areas greater than 55 MPH.
The rumble strips will be 8” wide, 12” apart from each other and .5” deep.

MOT work was conducted by Teresa Lashley and Tim Dawson. The Project
Superintendent is Jeff Stemple, and the Project Manager is Joshua McDougal.

G I L C H R I S T C O U N T Y, F L

2 3

(1) - JaMichael Jones and Rahn Driver Charles Moore stands

Sprawling come out to assist the ready to spray water over the
construction hands with peeling newly cut road. (4) - The milling
off the old reflectors on the road machine is on the move, with the
before the milling machine can get sweeper behind it clearing away
there. (2) - Rahn Sprawling makes the chopped pieces of the road.

4 his way up the job, operating (5) - The final result of the rumble
the sweeper. (3) - Water Truck strips in the middle of U.S. 129.


W ith the new corporate office having been completed in H O


early February and all corporate operations successfully

transferred to the new building, it was time to deconstruct the old



corporate office building. Within a week nothing stood where old


state attorney’s office used to be. Soon asphalt will cover the ground,

and a new parking lot will be in place for the employees to use.

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U .S. 319 is going from a two-lane road to a four-lane road, expecting
to have traffic running on both sides by the end of the year. Donald
Lipford and his crew have been busy building up dirt up to 8’ to match
O the original road. Around 2’ of dirt is added on each layer of the geo-grid,
which helps stabilize the dirt. After the dirt work is complete, 10” of base
rock will be added and then the project will be ready for asphalt. Kenny

R Jones is the Superintendent, and the Project Manager is Jason Barber

(1) - More
and more

K (1) - Project Manager Jason Barber, Foreman

Donald Lipford, Jeff Tyus, Javier
added to the burn
McClennon, Ocasio Murff, Jason pile built by Welch’s
Lipford and Safety Director Scott Land Development.
Jordan. (2) - Mechanic Mark W ith only a month and a

2 3 Anderson welding a new piece half left of clearing in June
to the excavator’s bucket. (3) - on the six mile long project,
Dozer Op. Latarin Pittman dirt work is almost ready to be

pushing dirt with Nathan commenced. (2) - Equipment stands
Roberts and David at the ready, with an excavator further
Mims helping get down that loads the trucks making
roots out of the trips to and from the burn pile from both
mesh of

the East and West sides of the roadway.
the geo-

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U 1

6 7
( 3 )
- A
v i e w
(4) - Dozer Op. Latarin Pittman moving looking
dirt from the trucks. (5) - A truck backs from the
up to the next layer of the geo-grid and East side of

S dump more dirt onto it to be spread

around. (6) - Grader Op. and Project
Superintendent Kenny Jones
(4) - Fred Founier

redresses the slopes on the west operates the excavator

side of the Southbound road and fills up trucks with
after 20” of rain. Once the aggregate at the Ferral Road
slopes are dressed, sod Sand Pit, which provides the
will be brought in. (7) material for both US. 319 jobs.
- Dozer Op. Donald
helps to redress
Allen O
the slopes
going North. 3

3 U
O n the South end of U.S. 319, land clearing and grubbing work
has begun, with Welch’s Land Development taking the first
steps to get the land ready for an additional two lanes of highway.

1 Already 6 acres have been burned and cleared with about a month
and a half of clearing left to do, according to Todd Welch, the owner of
the company. The job is around six miles with the Superintendent

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being Kenny Jones and Project Manager being Jason Barber.

TA L L A H A S S E E , F L
B oth projects on Weems Road in Tallahassee, FL, are coming to
a close, with the Weems Road Bridge Project opening to traffic
soon. Pictured here is Rodney Anderson’s crew helping complete
1 2

a 160 yd deck pour on the Weems Road Extension Project; around

17-18 trucks were used, pouring 15” deep. The pour started
around 3 in the morning in early June and finished around 9 a.m.
Project Superintendent Jimmy Godwin said the concrete would be
dry within the day and then the crews would begin taking the
formwork off. The Project Manager of the projects is Zach Lawson.

5 6 3 4

(1) - Nathaniel Gonzalez runs a float over the new concrete. (2) - Mike Dorriety up above
7 8 operates the screed. (3) - Antoine Washington helping spread the concrete with Harold
Johnson. (4) - Marvin Canales runs the concrete vibrator with Raheem Sparrow moving the
concrete around. (5) - An overview shot of the concrete operation happening in the early hours
of the day. (6) - Kerry “Tugboat” Brooks moves a float over the concrete and helps smooth it
out. (7) - Brandon Mayo helps the concrete transfer from the truck to the concrete hose. (8) -
Rob “Rooster” Dunlap and Raheem Sparrow put the finishing runs over the new concrete.

10 11

The project wrapping up

with cleanup and sod work.

Vice President Walter

Edwards with Project
Manager Zach Lawson The completed bridge.

(9) - Orvile Fisher operates the concrete hose as it spits out concrete
to the 15” depth. (10) - At the other end of the road on the Weems Road
Extension Project, Terrence Presha and Franco Russo work on the
punchlist for the project, installing 4” by 4” blockouts every 5’, which will
help rainwater flow from the bridge. (11) - Foreman Adrian Duncan, Project
Superintendent Jimmy Godwin and Franco Russo talk about the finishing
processes of the project. (12) - Hosea Brooks on the underside of the 12
bridge, plastering holes with concrete. (13) - Presha installs a blockout.

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B ack in May of 2020, Anderson with visiting a couple of active

Columbia hosted two guests

and the Marianna Imperial mine.

projects. Weber and Honhart
at the Marianna Asphalt Plant encountered Anderson Columbia’s
site work at the new Marianna
Ashlee Weber, Senior Director K-8, the paving and resurfacing

+ of Brand Development from the job on County Road 162, being

Moore Agency in Tallahassee, conducted by Levi Bush and his
IMPERIAL MINE FL, and her photographer, Bryan paving crew, and bridge work
Honhart from Black-N-Hue on 1-10 over State Road 69. The
Photography, came to the sites two gathered pictures from the
to take pictures for CareerSource different obligations Anderson
Florida, which helps bring Columbia has in order to show
together employers with potential the different jobs available in
employees searching for work. infrastructure work and what
Not only were Weber and Honhart a career in construction can
able to meet many members of offer. The pictures taken will be
the Anderson Columbia team, will be used by CareerSource
they also were able to experience Florida to encourage people
asphalt tests in the lab, the to seek employment in the
dredge mining lime rock, along construction and trade industries.

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(1) - Photographer Bryan Honhart gets a picture of the crew completing the last
concrete pour on I-10 over State Road 69. (2) - Honhart checks the pictures on
his camera in front of the Marianna asphalt plant. (3) - The loader dumps another
bucket of rock into the cold aggregate bin. (4) - Honhart takes pictures as
trucks pull up to the mix surge silo and load asphalt to head out to different jobs.
(5) - Ashlee Weber and Honhart move to another spot of the plant. (6) - David
Henry pours a mix into the gyrator compactor in the asphalt lab. (7) - Robin
Besczezynski cleans and dusts the basket. (8) - Honhart and Weber watch
as Besczezynski washes and mix and tells them what procedure he is doing to
the mix. (9) - Dorothy Robbins shovels spilled asphalt back onto the conveyor.
3 4 (10) - Tim Gill and Chris Rehberg sit and operate the control room of the plant.

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6 8

(11) - A truck waits underneath the mix surge silo as asphalt pours into the
bed of his truck. (12-13) - Dredge Op. and Mine Manager Sam Smith sinks
the dredge to the bottom of the pond to grab 7 yds of lime rock to drop onto
the pile. (14) - Loader Op. Bobbie Ward takes a load of aggregate to be
sorted throughout the plant with Plant Op. Willie Ward sitting in the tower.



Finley Little Road F
inley Little Road, along with Wester Road, in Lake City,
Florida, is getting a fresh layer of asphalt. Greg Waters and
his paving crew are adding a lift of 1 and 5/8” on the 5,240’

Lake City, FL long road with 10’ foot lanes. The crew is adding the first
lift now, but won’t add the second lift on until both shoulders
are fully dressed out. The Superintendent is A.J. Land.

(1) - Lead Man James Dexter runs his rake across the loose asphalt, spreading
it evenly, with Roller Op. Al Williams in the back waiting to go over it. (2) -
Roller Op. John Gibson makes a lap over the freshly poured pavement. (3)
- Patrick Gibbons, Anthony Riley, Paver Op. Tyler Ratliff and Nathaniel

Lucas shovel and extra asphalt onto the roadway to fill in any gaps. (4) -
The shuttlebuggy loads up in front of the road, due to the small width of the
1 3
Finley Little Road with traffic still running on it, operated by Willie Highland.

JamesDexter • RooseveltCalhoun • PatrickGibbons • JohnGibson • AlWilliams •

AnthonyRiley • RobertHenderson • NathanielLucas • WillieHighland • TylerRatliff


S uperintendent Sonny Carter and his crew have

been busy doing drainage work and erosion
control at the Foy Shaw project in Crestview, FL. The
job, when finished, will be a full two lane road with a
C R E S T V I E W , F L
bike path that is 9/10ths of a mile long, cutting from
Highway U.S. 90 to the Bob Sikes Airport. The crew has
been topping topsoil off before getting ready to place
embankment. The Project Manager is Hampton Jordan. 2

1 3 4

(1) - West FL Safety Director Scott Jordan stands (6) - Jordan speaking with Equipment Op. Fred
inside the humongous 72” in diameter pipe running Littrail. (7) - Anderson Columbia Surveyor Correy
40’ across the roadway on the South side of the job. Welch marking where the grade is. (8) - Newly
Two of pipes are side-by-side on the project, along hired Anderson Columbia Surveyor Cori Maggi
with a second pipe crossing of 54” in diameter pipe. holding and placing the receiver for Welch. (9) -
(2) - The beginning of the project, showing the dirt The end of the project, where it leads to Bob Sikes
5 7 work. (3) - The second pipe crossing of 54” diameter Airport. (10) - Loader Op. Jerry Lablanc and
pipe. (4) - A view of the water running through the Dozer Op. Joe Stewart moving fallen logs and
72” pipe crossing. (5) - Roller Op. Abigail Ortega trees, as well as dirt, preparing for embankment.
makes her way across the North side of the project.

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up materials and equipment Being a senior at Marianna

and f lagging and MOT work. High School this year,
CONNOR WEEKS - East Florida Division He said while he’s not sure Jernigan has one more
whether he wants to pursue summer after he graduates

F or some, road work and

construction are only
seen as an inconvenience;
The twenty-year-old said
he enjoyed seeing how
all aspects of the road
a career in the fieldwork of
construction later on in life,
to intern with Anderson
Columbia Co. Inc, which he
he believes this internship said he would gladly do.
a droll, tedious operation construction process worked. helped him learn aspects of
that makes getting to work a From tearing the road apart, the trades and provided him “My bank account looks a lot
little slower. For Anderson to putting in different lifts with experience working better,” he said, laughing.
Columbia Co. Inc intern of asphalt to put the road with people from all walks “This is a good way for people
Connor Weeks, however, his back together, he appreciated of life. my age to make some money
experience being a part of a the entire course of and gain some experience.”
road crew was anything but. infrastructure construction
and roadway rehabilitation.
“I learned a lot about the
construction industry; “Every day I learned
there’s a lot more to it than something different,” he said.
FRANKY LIPFORD - West Florida Division
I thought there was,” Weeks
said. Weeks recently accepted a
full-time electrician position F or Franky Lipford from
working on
push and experiencing
excavators dig holes deep
enough to swallow the
Weeks interned with the at Duke Energy Corporation,
company from June 2020 which he starts this month. projects seemed to be a machine instilled a desire
to August 2020 with ACCI dream come true for him. in him to get behind the
Superintendent Jeff Stemple. With his ACCI internship controls of the equipment
During which he worked on piquing his interest in the Interning at Anderson and learn all he could about
road projects on Highway construction industry, he Columbia Co., Inc. from the work.
351 in Cross City, Florida, said he would consider March 2020 to August
U.S. 129 in Bell, Florida and coming back to work for 2020, Lipford worked on the To go along with that, the
Newberry Road in Newberry, the company if something Marianna K-8 School project sixteen-year-old has an
Florida. changed with his current in Marianna, Florida, and the outside personality, meaning
job. When talking about the County Road 162 Project in he prefers to make his hands
He handled equipment, owners of the company, CEO Vernon, Florida. He thought rough with work than sit
removed old ref lectors from Joey Anderson III and Co- he would only be assisting behind a desk inside; he said
roadways and operated the Chair Doug Anderson, he with maintenance of traffic it is almost impossible for
maintenance of traffic cone said they are exceptional and operations, but foremen him to do any job inside. He
truck. He took on anything hard-working people. Buddy Summerlin, Ronny loves working outside from
Stemple threw at him, he Akins and Kenneth Cook dusk until dawn; he said he
said. “I like the snot out of them,” had him working on GPS must have his dad’s blood
he said. work, digging ditches, and in him, since his dad works
helping lay concrete curbs for Porter’s Construction in
and wooden framework for Marianna, Florida.
Lipford is currently a junior
ZACK JERNIGAN - West Florida Division
“I learned that I like at Marianna High School

construction,” he said. focusing on his studies, but
or many high schoolers on County Road 162 in Vernon,
“Learning about the GPS he is excited for the summer
summer means late nights, Florida, to the site work
work and about how roads to roll around again so he can
sleeping in and relaxing. For being performed at the new
are actually made and how get back out in the field. His
Zack Jernigan, however, this Marianna K-8 School, Jernigan
buildings are made; they’re plans for after high school
past summer meant waking participated in four projects
not just planted there.” involve going full time with
up early, heading to job sites over the two-month internship.
Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
and gaining experience in the “I liked it, it was definitely
At first, working at the and becoming an equipment
world of construction. interesting; I met some
infrastructure company operator.
interesting people,” said
was only for the money, he
Jernigan, 17, participated Jernigan. “My favorite part
said, but once he saw how While at first the internship
in Anderson Columbia Co. was riding around, looking at
a f lat piece of land become may have seemed as only a
Inc.’s intern program for the the jobs (with the foremen)
a functioning building that summer job at first, he now
first time from June 2020 to and making sure everything
houses three schools, he sees a future in it.
August 2020, visiting different was going right.”
became invested in the work.
infrastructure projects Among helping with the
Witnessing bull dozers move “I plan on making it my
happening throughout the oversight of the jobs, Jernigan’s
mounds of dirt in a single career in life,” he said.
West Florida area. From days were also filled with
paving and resurfacing work digging and dirt work, picking

35 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News


1 2 3 4

5 7 8 9

R yan Whitehead and his first, they had to clear out muck
pipe crew have been and water from the inside of the
on the Jacksonville National pipe because of the consistent
(1) - Brad Smith carefully stacks bricks
between the pipe and the box culvert.
Ryan Whitehead then placed a box
another bag of concrete to the mixer,
preparing it for Smith. (5) - Austin
Robinson and Jordan Whitehead scoop
filled with concrete with the excavator muck from the box culvert on the other
Cemetery Access Road project rainfall in Jacksonville. and Smith sealed in the bricks. (2,9) - side of the pipe. (6) - Reggie Bullard
laying pipe through the 3.4 Whitehead said once they Robert W. Raulerson and Whitehead operates the dozer, filling in ruts made
operate the excavators and help with by the rain and the heavy equipment.
mile long project since the get done, they only have 15
getting the wet dirt out from the trench. (7) - The bridge on the East side of the
beginning of it in late 2019. crossdrains left. Lime rock will (3) - Grader Op. Sean Thompson project, with pavement installed. (8) -
Now, they are close to finishing be placed after with paving to dresses out the roadway and prepares Lime rock is placed and the sidewalk is
up all the drainage work. The follow. The Superintendent is for lime rock. (4) - Shane Regar adds installed by subcontractor Civil Concrete.

crew is pictured here bricking Paul Raulerson, and the Project

up 36” pipe in the trench. But Manager is Joshua McDougal. S o u t h b o u n d We i g h s t a t i o n Pav i n g
W ith the completion of the Northbound weighstation, the Wildwood, FL
“A-Team” moved over to the Southbound station to begin
the construction of the 3050’ XL lane leading to I-75. The width

varies from 45’ to 12’ with a 10’ shoulder. Eli Jerrels, along with
Timothy Buchan, Tony Lewis, Nottee Bennett, Ed Butler and
John Baker, began paving at a 4” depth using longs trucks, a
motor grader and a dozer. Later on, Roy Boyette and his paving 4
crew came through and added another lift and helped build up
2 and prepare lanes around the weighstation. The Superintendent
is Eli Jerrels, and the Project Manager is Tom Hysell.
(1) - Piles and piles of asphalt are brought by live-bottom trucks as Dozer Op.
Eli Jerrels and Grader Op. Tony Lewis come affix the asphalt to its 4” depth.
(2) - Nottee Bennett, who has been with the company since 1999, directs
the truck driver to keep pouring the 27 tons of asphalt kept inside. (3) - John
Baker shovels away debris from a future spot of asphalt. (4) - Rahn Sprawling
operates the dozer as he brings missed asphalt and debris to Steve Sanders
in the loader from the side lane of the weighstation. (5) - Grader Op. Tony
Lewis. (6) - Lead Man Ben Dexter shovels asphalts with Blake Chancey
raking, T.J. Clayton on the screws and Brandon Lovett operating the paver.
5 6 7
(7) - Dozer Op. Eli Jerrels. (8) - ATI Worker Jason Musgrove measuring
the width of the lane. (9) - George Kelsey and Randy Demar mark the
elevations for the next lift of asphalt and determine what high spots need to
be milled out. (10) - The paving crew makes use of the asphalt dumped and
spreads it along the end of the 188’ lane. There must be a depth of 4” before
concrete can be poured over it. (11) - The crew begins adding the second lift.
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O n State Road 26 in Trenton, FL, there are three spots on the roadway
that need to be milled and paved, with some spots being milled up
to 11”. Pictured here are Richard Parker and his crew paving the first
spot, which ran around 2,300’, requiring 4 and 1/2” of milling, putting 2 3 4

back a 3” lift of structural asphalt and finishing with a 1 and 1/2” lift
of friction course. Belly-dump trucks lined the road and backed up to
release 27 tons of 12.5 structural asphalt. Timmy Thomas and his crew
were also on the job, cutting the lime rock to grade and preparing the
5 6 7
shoulder of the turn lane. The Project Manager is Joshua McDougal.
(1) - Dalvius McQuay runs a rake across the
fresh pavement with the rest of the crew at the
start of the 2,300’. (2) - Dilon Dicks drives a nail
into the ground for the straight line. (3) - Lead
8 9 10 Man Luis Loza ensures the pavement is being
laid at the correct depth. (4) - ATI Worker Jason
Johnson and Paving Foreman Richard Parker
check the level of the pavement. (5) - John
Wilkerson runs the sweeper across the milled

11 12 13 14 pavement. (6) - MOT Crew Leader Josh Amara

drives down the job after dropping off Gatorade
packets to David Godbolt. (7) - The crew shovels

A nderson Columbia
is replacing a 24
and 1/2’ by 20’ concrete
and rakes excess asphalt into a level portion. (8)
- Sheldon Cashmore operates the roller behind
Grader Op. Timmy Thomas. (9) - Grader Op.
1 Timmy Thomas. (10) - Trevor Williams shovels
slab at the start of the debris and lime rock from the roadway as Robert
bridge, as well as building Williams operates the screws. (11) - Water Truck

up support around the Driver Ralph “Lugnut” Johnson fills up the milling
Rip-rap is
machine. (13) - Shuttlebuggy Op. Mackreal Pate
bridge. Around 1,800 placed around
keeps a straight path. (14) - Dumpman Kenny
L I T T L E R I V E R tons of this will be brought
the pilings.
Mitchell tells the truck driver to hold dumping.
B R I D G E R E PA I R in to support the piles, with only 5 ‘ to 6’ buried due to washouts.
(1) - Loader Op. Zach Lipford
With the majority of the work being performed underneath
loads torn up pieces of the slab.
the bridge, the crew had to place dirt and rubble underneath Also helping on the project
it in order to get equipment down there. The Superintendent Finished are Joe Bassett, Charlie
project Debolt and Ernie Jackson.
G A D S D E N C O U N T Y, F L
is Jimmy Godwin, and the Project Manager is Zach Lawson.

37 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News

B ridge replacement is underway at Island
Drive Road in Lafayette County, FL, with
Superintendent Aaron Fedor helping out. 1
Starting in early June, Pile Driving Foreman
Charlie Debolt and Jackie Cowart and
their crews have been driving permanent
sheet pile, ranging from 4’ 3” to 4’ 6” in
width, from 10’ deep all the way to 25’
deep. The completed bridge will be 50’
and goes over Pickett Lake. Later, 42’
long piles were driven, averaging around
30 blows per foot, to get them to the depth
of 12’. The Superintendent is Aaron Fedor,

and the Project Manager is Kevin Lamar.



C O U N T Y, F

(1) - Pile Driving Foreman Charlie Debolt helps Donte Brown
along with Denicholas Dauphin and Ernie Jackson strategically
place the permanent sheet pile before Fred Founier operating
the vibratory hammer on the excavator could drive it. (2) -
Anderson Columbia Vice President Walter Edwards carefully
watches as the pile is driven into the ground. (3) - Debolt
takes a level to the sheet pile to ensure it’s straight. (4) -
Project Manager Kevin Lamar looks over the plans as the crew
continues with the sheet pile. (5) - Edgar Esquipulas straps 6 7
onto the pile driver and climbs it to help install a wire for pile
driving. (6) - Excavator Op. Fred Founier eases the sheet pile
over to Dauphin and Brown. (7) - Blake Wooden, Esquipulas
and Jackie Cowart watch and assist with the pile driving.



The project at the VPS Airport is on its final stages, with about
a month and a half left in July. Levi Bush and his paving crew
have been paving the full-strength apron for planes to land on, a
total of 21” thick, with 6” of crushed rock 6” of GAB and 9” of asphalt.
Kenneth Cook and his crew have been tearing up an old apron near the 2 4

parking lot of the airport in preparation for a new 18” thick apron for 3
service vehicles of the airport. The Project Manager is Kevin Buchanan. (1) - An overview shot of the work being completed at the airport.
The apron on the right was recently completed by Levi Bush and his
paving crew. (2) - Superintendent Bobby Braun and Kenneth Cook work on
the head of an excavator. (3) - Tommy Grace operates the dozer, completing
the subgrade and getting the area ready for crushed concrete. (4) - Sweeper
Op. Zach Braun cleans the parking lot and gets ready for sod placement
5 6 7
around the lot. (5) - Cook breaks up pieces of the old asphalt apron. (6) -
Gatekeeper Wilma Dubec. (7) - Caleb Wright carefully digs around electrical
boxes in the mini-excavator and loads the dirt to Cody Blackman in the loader.

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(1-2) - Screwman Robert Williams
controls the depth of the
pavement, with Lead Man Luis
OCA LA , F L Loza and Trevor Williams on
the other side doing the same.

W ith a new bridge being constructed


1 2
by Selma Construction in Marion
County, Anderson Columbia has been hired
to complete the road construction that will
3 4
tie into the bridge. The mainline paving
will get two lifts of 1 and 1/2” of asphalt.
In these pictures, Richard Parker’s crew
is trying out a new blend of 9.5 asphalt,
mixed with different gradations that 7
will help with compactions, allowing
less passes to be made over it with the
roller and more asphalt to hit the ground
in a shorter amount of time. Before the
mainline is paved, the crew worked on 5 6 8

constructing a 305’ road that leads to

(3) - Superintendent Randy Demars sprays a straight
SW 36th Avenue, providing it with two 9 10 line for the paver to follow. (4) - Paving Foreman
1” lifts of pavement. The Superintendent Richard Parker takes a shovel and spreads excess
of the project is Randy Demars, and asphalt. (5) - Mackreal Pate places and moves asphalt
with a shovel. (6) - Roller Op. Nicholas Robinson. (7-
the Project Manager is Doug Booth.
8) - The crew scatters asphalt to meet the substantial
RichardParker • LuisLoza • Rober t width of the roadway. (9) - Parker and Kenny Mitchell
Williams • TrevorWilliams • KennyMitchell measure the width of the roadway as a truck backs up to
• VershardScippio • MackrealPate •
DalviusMcQuay • DilonDicks • Moseley meet the paver. (10) - Eric Hayhurst operates the loader and
Harris • ErikHayhurst • NicholasRobinson scoops asphalt into the paver, operated by Vershard Scippio.



T he Suncoast Parkway Extension


andy D
Project involves the creation of a four-
lane toll road that extends for 13 miles from em
U.S. 98 to SR 44. The project includes one
a rs

wildlife corridor with two wildlife culverts

and the addition of 15 bridges. Anderson
Columbia is responsible for much of the
paving, with Roy Boyette and his crew
pictured here paving a stretch that goes all
1 3 5
the way to U.S. 98. Paving two main travel 2 4
lanes that are 12’ wide with 4’ shoulders (1) - The crew
with a lift of non-polymer asphalt at 1 and marches forward as a symmetrical lane of
asphalt is produced. (2) - Steve Sanders
1/2” depth. The turn lanes were paved
7 makes a pass in the sweeper, clearing dirt
with a 2” lift of polymer 12.5 asphalt. and debris from the roadway. (3) - Paving
Doug Booth is the Project Manager. Foreman Roy Boyette checks the depth of
the pavement. (4) - Sandy Chaires and
6 8
RoyBoyette • BenDexter • BrandonLovett Latrail Patterson shovel excess asphalt to
• T.J.Clayton • SteveSanders • Sandy smooth the end of the lane. (5) - Walter “ Tatts” Stocker operates the loader. (6) - Dumpman Latrail Patterson
Chaires • JessieCabarris • BlakeChancey
• LatrailPatterson • RossiaPatterson Sr. • and Shuttlebuggy Op. Latrail Patterson Jr. (7) - Asphalt flows freely in front of Paver Op. Brandon Lovett.
RossiaPatterson Jr. • WalterStocker (8) - Roller Ops. Jessie Cabarris and Blake Chancey follow behind the paver and compact the fresh asphalt.


B A Y C O U N T Y , F L


T he belly-dump trucks keep coming as Ben Gates

and his paving crew continue working steadily
on State Road 77 in Bay County, Florida. Pictured
(1) - Roller Ops. Robert Tillman
and Cleo Johnson rumble their
way down the road and compact the
here, they were still working on the first lift, with still roadway. (2) - The crew works their
way up the road in a straight line,
four more miles of milling to be completed before the
Alvin McFarland, Jerry Johnson and Gavin Good. (3) - Alvin
2 and 1/2” lift would be completed. One more lift of McFarland maintains the depth of the asphalt as piles pour out
structural asphalt and then a lift of friction course from the augers. (4) - Paving Foreman Ben Gates walks alongside
will come after the first lift is completed. The lanes the paver helping with the width and depth. (5) - The crew takes
2 rakes to the sides of the asphalt met by turnouts and creates
will be a total of 17’ wide with a 12’ lane and a 5’
slopes at the intersections to make the transition smoother onto 77.
bike shoulder. Jerry Tillman is the Superintendent,
BenGates • JamesBallard • DwayneCampbell • MichaelCaudill • JantzenGates • JosephGates • GavinGood • Jerry
and the Project Manager is Jason Barber. Jackson • AlvinMcFarland • JoshuaMcKinney • RobertTillman • JasonWhitehead • CleoJohnson • HarleyNorthington

Paving Op.
Doug Waters’ Paving Crew Vershard Scippio


n addition to the Finley Little


Road job, Wester Road is also

on the agenda, but this roadway
is being milled and resurfaced by

Doug Waters and his paving crew.


The roads connect to each other

adding up for a total of 3.4 miles Rahn Arthur “Pee

Sprawling Wee” Grant

for both roads. The job consists of

performing two lifts of 1 and 1/2” of asphalt, with the first

The Crew Responsible
lift being 12.5 structural asphalt and the second lift being 9.5
friction course asphalt. A total of 3,837 tons of 12.5 asphalt is • JamichaelJones
• LuisLoza
expected to be used and a total of 2,820 tons of 9.5 asphalt is to • VershardScippio
be used on both Finley Little Road and Wester Road. ATI Jason • NicholasRobinson
Luis Loza JaMichael • Ar thur“Pee Wee”Grant
Musgrove was on the job and Tim Dawson and his crew performed
Jones • RahnSprawling
Maintenance of Traffic. The Superintendent is A.J. Land. • GeorgeKelsey

Affiliate News Anderson Columbia FLORIDA DIVISION 40

W ith Bert Stephens and his pipe crew finishing the drainage
work on Reid Stafford Road in Glen St. Mary, Florida, paving
has commenced and been completed. Pictured here are Stephens
and his crew placing a 14” by 23” pipe and a ditch bottom inlet, with
Kelly Varndell and Joe Hughes making passes with the jumping
jacks to compact the clay. They also placed two inlets and 2 mitered
ends on each side of the road. Then Greg Waters and his paving
crew came in and completed once lift of 1 and 5/8 of 12.5 Structural
Asphalt for the two mile length of the job. The lanes are a total of 11’
wide, with 10’ lanes and a 1’ shoulder. Once the paving finished,
Mark Glover and his crew came in and dressed out the job, the
finishing touch on the project. The Superintendents are A.J. Land
and Hunter Anderson, with Dylan Reed as the Project Manager.

(1) - Paving Op. Tyler Ratliff
moves the paver forward as
the Eastbound lane is formed. (2) - Roller Op. John Gibson
follows behind the paver and compacts it into shape. (3) -
Kelly Varndell and Joe Hughes operate the jumping jacks to
settle the 36” pipe placed. Jody Scofield and John Sterling
are also a part of Bert Stephen’s crew. (4) - Bert Stephens
scooping dirt on top of the pipe. (5) - Another truck backs up
to the shuttlebuggy, operated by Willie Highland as Dumpman
Robert Henderson gives instructions to the truck driver. (6) - 5 6
George Kelsey and Nathaniel Lucas stand ready with shovel
and rakes to disperse any excess asphalt across the roadway.
(7) - An overview shot of the live-belly trucks lined up to complete the paving of the roadway.

JamesDexter • RooseveltCalhoun • PatrickGibbons • JohnGibson • AlWilliams • 7

AnthonyRiley • RobertHenderson • NathanielLucas • WillieHighland • TylerRatliff


Asphalt Storage
ince 1958, this office building has been standing. At first a part Plant Building
Outside Inside
of the company Florida Asphalt, but then later bought out by
Anderson Columbia in 2000. But in late 2018, Hurricane Michael
came through and brought devastation to the buildings and REMODEL:

surrounded area with its 160 MPH winds and pouring rain. Parts of
the plywood and concrete roof were ripped off, air conditioners were
thrown across the yard and windows and doors were shattered. The
building was without gas, electricity and water for 21 days. Three
silos, 1 tank and a gas line were damaged at the asphalt plant, but it
was back up and running quickly, while renovations to the building Damage photos courtesy of Buck Griffin.
took around a year to complete. Now, the office is reconstructed
(1) - Justin McKinney washes a
and re-roofed with new doors and new electric lines. The lab is now
grade into a pan, preparing to put it into
moved into a storage area with more offices being put in its old the oven. (2) - An overview shot of the
place, as well as the conference room being moved to where some lab moved into the storage building,
1 2
with McKinney and David Henry.
of the old offices were. The entire remodel came in under budget.

41 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News

A total of three bridges are being built in Windwood Hills subdivision in
Tallahassee, Florida. Anderson Columbia Co., Inc. is subcontracted by
Hale Contracting Inc. out of Midway, Florida, for the job. Each bridge will be
A 60’ with post slabs and decks, along with three beams that total 40’ in length

each. The bridges will also contain steel pipe piling with two bents per bridge.

The bridge crew pictured here preparing the rebaring for the caps to be poured
the following day, along with cutting and hammering in the formwork for
the pour, as well as Rodney Anderson’s crew performing a pour. The Project

E ,
Superintendent is Jimmy Godwin, and the Project Manager is Zach Lawson.

(1) - Edgar Esquipulas helps lock in the

wall placed by the crane. (2) - The crew
eases the wall into position while Jaime
Canales hammers in a stake on the far left
(N.P.). (3) - Jaime Canales measures a
board for support of the wall, then cuts the
1 2 4
2x4 as a stake to be used with turnbuckles
to help level the walls out. (4) - David
Fisher slips the belt over the crane’s
hook so the next wall can be hoisted by
Crane Op. Brandon Mayo. (5) - The
first bridge’s beams set. (6) - Concrete
Foreman Jackie Cowart and Bridge
5 Foreman Mike Dorriety study the plans
with the General Contractor. (7) - Crane
Op. Brandon Mayo heaves the 70lb
wall across the road to crew below. (8) -
6 Marvin Canales installs snap ties to the
formwork every 3’. (9) - The crew moves
the bucket to continue pouring. (10) - The
8 9 10 7 stakes and braces are placed to ensure the
formwork is ready for the concrete pour.

T he site work at the new
Werner Trucking facility in
Lake City, Florida, is coming to
a close, with the final loads of
dirt being dumped and the final
compactions being performed by
rollers. Dozers have also been
busy, leveling clay and topsoil
down to grade. By December of
2020, the job will be complete.
The Project Superintendent
is A.J. Land and the Project
y Manager is Tony Williams.
Th rO
p. sta Op pip Step
om nd . ec h
the ps Jo
se aft s in Bruc d ra re w e n s
dir o nr ph er f ro eM ina wo an
um pu nt ge rk dh Michael Powell
t to sh of cC on is
co ble ing his u rd an
mp so y di p lac dropping off a fresh
ac v mu do nle
t it er d. zer ts. ing
pan at the job site.
1668 Road Tejas Quarry

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Highway 83 in Dilley, TX
Anderson Columbia
53 Affiliate News

T he project of converting the I-2 underpass to an overpass and
reconstructing the old Bicentennial overpass as an underpass
is almost complete. With the overpass over 10th and 23rd raised
with hydraulic jacks, the crews have been getting ready to switch
traffic and complete more concrete underneath Main Street, with
four more miles of work and maintenance to be completed on
the I-2 frontage road. Lorne Johnson is the Project Manager.

1 2 5 6

(1) - Crew Supervisor Gabriel Almazan, Crane Op. Armando Lopez and
Concrete Foreman Jose Ines Garcia. (2) - Jose Lopez hands Miguel
De La Rosa a piece of plywood to put on the sawhorses so the formwork
can be prepared. (3) - Lift Op. Juan Tovar eases the bucket down to
Marco Vasquezas as they prepare to shovel dirt into it. (4) - Rolando
Flores Garibaldi and Rene Martinez chip away excess concrete from a
manhole so it will fit the road. (5) - David Lozano and Valentin Galarza
remove dirt and backfilling on the frontage road. (6) - Miguel De La 7 8
Rosa and Juan Silva stand in front of the chipped away asphalt and dirt,
where the manhole will go. (7-8) - Jose Lopez, further up the frontage
road, digs out excess dirt from another manhole spot. (9) - Water Truck
Driver Eliud De La Rosa and Excavator Op. Oscar Castillo. (10) - The
spot for the next concrete pour under I-2; a 340’ long concrete pour
using 300 cubic yards of concrete, which will be poured 10 and 1/2” thick.



he rain has been heavy
The three bridges constructed near I-35 throughout South Texas, AY 8 5

in Cotulla, Texas, have been striped, delaying Francisco Flores’ and H ST



signed and lit. Now there only needs

his crew from laying asphalt

rubber from oncoming traffic for


on the 15 mile stretch of the


the project to be complete.


East side of the Highway 85


Trucks can now successfully


access the bypass from project. The project involves


State Highway 97 and


total road reconstruction


Highway 624 to

with an addition of four


go around I-35
and Mustang passing lanes. There will be
C re e k .
two 12’ driveways with an
T h e
8’ shoulder. Two lifts will go
adjacent into the base of the road with

to I-35 three lifts of asphalt going on


ranges 980’,
top. Four inches of type D,

while the Mustang


2’ of type C and 2’ of Type C


Creek Bridge is

120’ in length, with the Superpave. On the West side


UPR bridge being 135’. of 85, similar work is being


completed, with another


Looking East on 85. The road is

four passing lanes being

milled and ready to have asphalt


installed, 2 miles long each.


laid down.



RicardoEsparza • JohnLara • AngelTorres • MarioDeLaRosa • CharlieVerdiguel • JorgeCollazo • GabrielLopez • TrinidadMorales •
AndreCollazo • JoseGurrero • JavierLedesma • OscarBracaulontes • ErasmoMendoza • JuanMonzan • FelipeTello • TristanDominguez

Trinidad Morales Angel Torres Juan Monzan Felipe Tello emerges Tac Truck Driver
with Jose Guerroro shovels a straight controls the width on the double-drum Andre Collazo drives
and Trent Jones line of excess asphalt and the depth of the roller behind the ahead and sprays
fixing a clogged line to throw into the pavement being laid crew to compact the down a fresh coat of
on the double-drum skidsteer operated by on the right side of asphalt down to the sticky tac for the new
roller. Mario De Las Rosa. the paver. correct height. layer of asphalt.

T he project on IH-2 in Weslaco, Texas,

requires the milling and resurfacing of
5.1 miles. Starting in early September, Paving
Foreman Jorge Collazo and his paving crew began
installing the 1 and 1/2” lift to the project, with 2
the expectation to complete the project in three
months. There will be three main lanes that will be
12’ wide with on and off ramp shoulders varying
from 8’ to 10’. A total of 38,000 tons of SMA mix
is expected to be used. Once IH-2 is completed,
the crew will head to FM 3461 and complete four
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main lanes and 1 median in a similar manner.
(1) - The paver slowly moves forward along the side of IH-2, taking the asphalt piles
left by trucks and turning them into a 1 and 1/2’ lift. (2) - Oscar Bracaulontes in
command of the paver with Tristan Dominguez helping ensure the precise width
and depth of the pavement. (3) - Skidsteer Op. Mario De La Rosa emptying a
bucket full of collected asphalt into the bucket of Gabriel Lopez’s loader. (4) -
The crew scrapes along the side of the lift, picking up any asphalt that overlaps
onto the part of the lift previously done. (5) - Tac Truck Driver Andre Collazo,
5 Milling Foreman Charlie Verdiguel and Paving Foreman Jorge Collazo. (6) -
Ricardo Esparza with Angel Torres loading up the skidsteer. (7) - Screwman
Tristan Dominguez. (8) - An overview shot of the job moving forward. (9) -
Trinidad Morales tosses some asphalt to fill in any gaps or cracks in the lift.

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ROAD 1668
R oad reconstruction is happening on Road 1668 in Carizzo
Springs, Texas, by sealing it with Grade 3 rocks. First, a sheet
of large paper is laid down at the start of the section to ensure that
the joint stays straight when the tac truck releases. Then, a prime
coat 3/8” thick is put down over the old road so the rocks sink into
it, and finally a chip spreader disperses the rocks over the top of it;
when done correctly, the oil layer should be able to be seen between
the rocks. Known as a prolonging project, this type of reconstruction
helps seal the road from water and further damage that will be done
to it for six months to a year. For the base repair done to the road, 4” 1
was put in along with Type B hot mix. The section Francisco Flore’s
crew completed here was 2000’ in length and 20’ wide. Once this
road was completed, the crew moved over to Road 393, where they
completed the same procedure on a 950’ long section that was 11’ wide.

RaulVillarreal • JuanSaucedo • FranciscoChavez • TonyRivera • OmarDeLeon • FernandoDeLeon • RubenFlores •

JesusSosa • FranciscoFlores • FranciscoHernandez • KevinLedezma • TomasJimenez • Mar tinSosa • HugoMartinez

Tac Truck operated by Martin Sosa.

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(1-2) - Close up shots of the rocks the road is being repaired with;
the consistency of the rocks and oil over the asphalt should hold
the road together and expand its lifespan. (3-4) - The crew lays down
a strip of paper at the beginning of the section and weighs it down
with Grade 3 rock to make sure the joint will stay straight and flush.
(5) - Kevin Ledezma operates the chip spreader over the fresh oil. (6)
- Jesus Sosa, with Ruben Flores and Francisco Henandez shovel and
spread extra stone onto the road in spots that may have been missed. (7) -
The crew waits and watches as the chip spreader rolls in front of them, looking for
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blank spots to fill. (8) - The chip spreader rains down rock and covers the entirety of
the section. (9) - Roy Norris with Jesus Sosa and Ruben Flores check the depth of the
rock and move more over accordingly. (10) - Flagman Raul Chapa helps maintain the flow
of traffic. (11) - The chip spreader pauses and allows for the crew to make any adjustments
needed to the lift of rock just added to the road. (12) - Francisco Flores with Fernando De
Leon control the chip spreader, watching as the rocks fall on top of the old pavement and oil.


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Staring straight ahead South
from the existing wall. Where
the treeline is lies the Rio
Grande River.

Near the start of the job,

equipment stands at the ready
to finish the 3000’ of clearing

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S hort trees,
stubby bushes and
grass fields cover the ground in far South
Texas near the Rio Grande River. In fact, once the
treeline by the river is passed, the view is comprised of near
plains of dirt, grass weeds and sugar cane. A protruding t h e
structure already exists at this spot, around a half a mile end of August,
away from the river, stretching four miles to Road 1015. the bull dozers and
The ballards stand 8’ high atop a 12’ high concrete wall equipment revved up and clearing
creating a 20’ tall obstruction, with motion censors in began. Three thousand feet of heavy brush
the sugar cane field in front of it and cameras standing needs to be cleared and grubbed, and trees and
high among some of the ballards. Anderson Columbia’s piles need to be removed in order to form the patrol road
project: Close the gap between the old wall and the open bordering the wall. Vegetation on the patrol road will
land by adding an additional 2 miles of structure to the be removed within an 18’ depth and after it is cut to
previous 20 year old structure. One mile of the structure grade, will be treated with hydrated lime to increase the
will be a wall composed of 10’ of concrete base and 18’ stability and impermeability of the dirt. In front of the
of steel ballards on top of it, and the other mile will be a patrol road and at the face of the wall will be a 150’
fence with drill shafts pressed 35’ into the ground with enforcement zone that will be cleared for 100% visibility.
ballard-embedded 6’ tall concrete beams resting on above Near the start of where the wall will begin, there will
them, with the ballards reaching 20’ into the air. Before be another enforcement zone as soon as the topsoil is
the job could even begin, the operating crew had to go stripped. Once the clearing work is finished, which it
through specific training for the federal job, mandatory will be soon, concrete pouring can commence. The job
by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, involving is expected to take eight months after the pours begin.
extensive safety and heat exhaustion practices. Then

Here is where a bridge will be A satellite view of where the

constructed. From the bridge ACCI portion of the wall will be
on back will be the fence. constructed.

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JaimeLeyva • JesusCastillo • RomanLuisIbanez • RaulTijerina • JoseRios •
HomeroGonzalezSr. • MauricioGarces • HomeroGonzalezJr. • GregorioMarraguin •
ArturoLopez • GuadalupeVega • HectorRamos • AndresMartinez • JoseRamirez
• JesusArellano • ReneGarcia • RoelPerez • JoseLopez • IsidroGarcia •
HeladioMontoya • FlorentinoGarcia • JaimeGarza • JoseSalinos
• HectorsSalinos • VictorMartinez • ManuelGonzalez •
ReyMartinez • JesusOrtiz • HebertoRodriguez


D E C K P O U R S • B E A M S E T S • G R O O V I N G • R A I L I N G
Pour and beam set photos courtesy of Lee Garcia.

Spraying the fresh

deck to moist cure it.

The crew continues

pouring as the sun
begins to rise.

he advancement at the La Joya Bypass project has be substantial. Two of

the four bridges have the beams placed and decks poured. The bridges have
two lanes and are 4,800’ in length and 40’ wide, gaining more width at the
connection spot between on/off ramps and the main lanes, with the beams
being 135’ in length. The lanes are 12’ wide with a 10’ shoulder and a 4’
shoulder. The next step on the already-poured bridges is to finish pouring
the railing and the grooving for grip along the decks. When the concrete
pours happen, they begin at 1 a.m. and end
around 8 a.m. The latest pour, seen above, involved 155 cubic
yards of concrete covering a span of 138’ and reaching 5” in
depth. Area Superintendent Lee Garcia said that there are usually
a total of 45 crew members working on the project at a time.
Around 1 and 1/2 more years are required on the project before
it can open to traffic. The Project Manager is Lorne Johnson.

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Shop Assistant Juan Martinez,

Mechanic Guadalupe Erro,
Fuel Truck Driver Juan Moreno Shop Foreman George White,
Head Mechanic Vicente Estrada Yard Maintainer Don Gunell Mechanic Jose Gomez

Truck Driver Julio Salias Lead Mechanic Jose Silva

Mechanic Indi Tijerina,

Mechanic Alejandro
Service Man Jose Luis Mechanic Daniel Tr vino Foreman Mario Garza


A view of the new Marble-like tile The new walls put up where Vice President Berry O ’Bryan already
placed throughout the office. cubicles sat. steady at work from the new office.

A round August 2020 repairs for the Weslaco office started after Hurricane Laura,
and the decision was made to renovate the entire office, with the contracting being
completed by Villagran Construction. New flooring and new appliances were brought
in as well as a new network system being installed throughout the building that
includes a new phone system that runs on the Ethernet. New walls were put up to take
the place of cubicles with a new conference room table on the way. Some employees,
like Safety Manager Mark Garza and Vice President Berry O’Bryan, are already
sitting at their desks, with more expected to work out of it within the weeks to come. C O N R O E , T E X A S

C onstruction at the Tamina Rail Yard is

well underway, with the expectation to
be completed by March of 2021. Rock and
aggregate will be shipped to it in Conroe,
Texas, from the Tejas Quarry in New
Braunfels, Texas, to be stockpiled, where it
will be unloaded, stored and sold to concrete
and hot mix plants. The unloading pit seen
here boasts 30’ in width, 20’ in depth and
70’ in length, providing plenty of room
3 for cars to arrive and unpack their rock.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Smith.

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(1) - The dozer operator continues
the sitework and grading on the
Conroe yard back in July 2020.
(2) - The crew finishing up a
220 yd concrete pour for the
foundation of the rail yard pit.
(3) - The formwork is placed for
the concrete side walls of the
rail pit. (4) - The Dozer Operator
works on getting the grade and
the slope right for the decent of
the pit. (5) - The cement truck
steams ahead and releases a
trail for the stabilization of the
rail loop. (6) - The crew helps
the crane hoist and unload 6
scales from the Mimosa Quarry
in Dilley, Texas. (7) - Walls for the unloading pit are poured into the formwork with the concrete pump.



S plitting from I-35, Highway 83 heading South in

Laredo, Texas, is undergoing rehabilitation, with
17” being cut from the road and being replaced with
pugmill, a base material with cement powder mixed
in. It goes on top of the lime rock to help harden it
and build the road for durability. The job is 16 miles
with two lanes, each getting a 4” lift of structural
asphalt and a 3’ lift of friction course. Heading North
on Highway 83 is a similar project, with two lanes
being constructed with 10” of pugmill and 7” of asphalt,
2 3 along with the road being widened for a passing lane.

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(1) - Martin Gracia operates the grader and cuts the pugmill
dropped off by the belly-dump trucks. (2) - Sheepsfoot Roller Op.
Eduardo Segura going over the material after Gracia. (3) - Single-
Drum Roller Op. Cesar Morales following behind the sheepsfoot.
(4) - A completed part of the project in front of the border patrol
checkpoint where traffic was switched over to. (5) - Survey Leader
Adolfo Leon and Rungman Jose O. Reyes out rechecking the
2% grade of the project. (6) - Pneumatic Roller Op. Issac Xavier
Velasquiez. (7) - Jaime Aguilar helping direct the belly-dump
truck drop the pugmill for the crew. (8) - The loader operator moves
aggregate at the pugmill plant on the North project. (9) - Loader Op.
Hipolito Ruiz dumps more aggregate into the feed bin. (10) - Juan
Gomez, Jose Gomez Sr., Jorge Gomez and Jose Gomez Jr.
from Gracia’s crew working on the South project of Highway 83.
(11) - The water truck makes a run and dumps water to help keep
the dust down. (12-13) - Water Truck Driver Aldo Mendoza makes
a run on the North project. (14) - Pugmill Plant Operator Jerry
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Jimenez maintaining the flow of pugmill production. (15) - Nicholas
Jimenez helps direct a truck filling up with material from the belt.
(16) - Groundsman Jose Angel Hernandez takes inspection of the
belts and the material on them and discards unneeded material.
(17) - Loader Op. Jose Tello makes trips back and forth to the feed
bin, dumping in new material. (18) - A view from the feed bin to the
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first belt where the aggregate heads to the cement silo to be mixed.
The Merger Of The Mimosa Mine And The Banrich Mine


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(1-2) - Noberto Salinas operates the dozer and pushes aggregate toward the
edge of the cliff for Loader Op. Juan Perez to load into the trucks. (3) - A
birds-eye-view of the Banrich plant. (4) - Truck Driver Jami Ward carries a
load to the other side of the pile that Loader Op. Alex Arevalo is moving. (5) -
The cone crusher on the plant working hard. (6-7) - Side views to encompass
the entirety of the plant and show it working with minimal dust rising.

NIGHT The operations do not stop when the sun sets; the plant runs from 5 a.m.
CREW to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and requires an efficient night crew.
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AbrahamPrince • ManuelMedrano • SergioLinares

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Plant Operator
Plant Operator Robert Salinas
Victor Serrano

e Is Complete. Now, The Banrich Mine Is In Full Swing.


(8) - Skidsteer Op. Justin Rodriguez maneuvers the skidsteer

across the plant, helping get rid of the dust on the ground. (9-10)
- Loader Op. Juan Perez moves to fill the bed of Truck Drivers
10 Jessie Garcia, Johnny Moreno and Jami Wood to carry back
toward the plant. (11) - Loader Op. Alex Arevalo makes his way
up the pile of aggregate. (12) - Loader
Op. Jessie Perales fills his bucket to
the top. (13) - Water Truck Driver Roel
Gonzalez makes his rounds on the plant.

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Sometimes working on a lime rock quarry in East Texas
means having to wait for the “traffic” to disperse.


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Loader Op.
Sam Munoz

L S , T X
(1) - Excavator Op. Jorge Rodriguez breaking down material from
the cliffside and making it accessible to the loaders. (2) - Skidsteer
Op. Anthony Vergas clearing dust around the plant. (3) - The belts
at the quarry carrying aggregate onward to be dispensed into a pile.
(4) - Plant Workers Pablo Delgado and David Sauseda heading up in
the manlift to move rock that became caught in the crusher. (5) - Plant
Supervisor Daniel Zapata. (6) - Lift Op. Reynaldo Luna. (7) - Dump Truck
Op. Eber Melgoza releases a load of aggregate further up from the plant.
(8) - Excavator Op. Guadalupe Olvera releasing scoops from the cliffside.
(9) - Hydraulic Hammer Op. Amalio Rodriguez breaking apart larger rocks.
(10) - Dump Truck Drivers Eber Melgoza and Fernando Melgoza have
to take a break from heading back and forth from the plant to let the cows
cross the dirt road. (11) - Loader Op. Jose Alvarado making a deposit at
15 the crusher. (12) - A view of the cliffside of the Loader Ops. Juan Rodriguez
and Pablo Fajuado moving and adding rock to the plant. (13) - Dozer Op.
Luiz Olivas stripping topsoil up the hill from the plant. (14) - Control House
Op. Nick Rodriguez. (15) - Excavator Op. Jorge Rodriguez letting loose of
aggregate as Dozer Op. Luis Olivas makes his way back to the crusher. (16)
- Plant Manager Daniel Barrs sitting at his desk in the newly-constructed
office at the plant. (17) - Plant Manager Tyler Byrd stands on the cliffside as
plant operations continue behind him. (18) - Plant Worker Roberto Rivera.
(19) - Scalehouse Op. Juan Martinez Jr. (20) - Estimator Conrad Johnson.
(21) - Supervisor Trent Jones
and Plant Supervisor
Gabriel Reyes.

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EEO/AA POLICY STATEMENT not referred to us a minority person or woman sent by us, or when we have other
information that the union referral process has impeded our efforts to meet our obligations.
It is the policy of this Company to comply and cooperate to the fullest extent with all 5. Develop on-the-job training opportunities and/or participate in training programs for the area
applicable regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Provisions of the Civil Rights Act of which expressly include minorities and women, including upgrading programs and apprenticeship and trainee
1964, Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 793), the Americans with programs relevant to the Company’s employment needs, especially those programs funded or approved by
Disabilities Act (ADA) of June 26, 1990 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance the Department of Labor. We shall provide notice of these programs to the sources complied under “2” above.
Act of 1972, all as amended. This policy pertains, as far as the responsibility of this Company is 6. Disseminate the company EEO policy notice by providing notice to the unions and training
concerned, to any arrangement under which employees, including trainees, are selected for work. programs and requesting their cooperation in assisting us in meeting our EEO obligations; by including
It is the policy of this Company not to discriminate against any it in any policy manual and collective bargaining agreement; by publicizing it in the company newspaper,
employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, age, sex, annual report, etc.; by specific review of the policy with all management personnel and with all
and national origin, disabilities or Vietnam Era and Special Disabled Veterans status. minority and female employees at least once a year; and by posting the company EEO policy on bulletin
This Company will take affirmative action to assure an equal employment boards accessible to all employees at each location where construction work is performed.
opportunity to all qualified persons, and that employees are treated equally during employment 7. Review, at least annually, the Company’s EEO policy and affirmative action obligations
without regard to their race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, disabilities, or Vietnam under these specifications with all employees having any responsibility for hiring, assignment, layoff,
Era and Special Disabled Veteran’s status. Such action shall include but not be limited to: termination or other employment decisions including specific review of these items with onsite supervisory
1. Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer. personnel such as Superintendents, General Foremen, etc. prior to the initiation of construction
2. Recruitment and recruitment advertising work at any job site. A written record shall be made and maintained identifying the time and place of
Layoff or termination these meetings, persons attending, subject matter discussed and disposition of the subject matter.
4. Rate of pay or other forms of compensation 8. Disseminate the Company EEO policy externally by including it in any
5. Selection for training, including apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship and/or on-the-job advertising in the news media, specifically including minority and female news media
training. and proving written notification to and discussing the company EEO policy with other
contractors and subcontractors with whom the company does or anticipates doing business.
EEO OFFICER DUTIES 9. Direct our recruitment efforts, both oral and written, to minority, female and
community organizations, to schools with minority and female students and to female recruitment
It is the policy of this Company to continuously maintain the appointment of an Equal Employment and training organizations serving our recruitment area and our employment needs. Not later than
Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer). The name and contact information for the EEO Officer will be one month prior to the date for the acceptance of applications for apprenticeship or other training
communicated along with this policy. The EEO Officer has responsibility for effectively administering by any recruitment source, we shall send written notification to organizations such as the above,
and promoting an active program of equal employment opportunity, The EEO Officer will coordinate the describing the openings, screening procedures, and tests to be used in the selection process.
EEO efforts of Superintendents, supervisors, foremen and others in the position of hiring personnel. 10. We will encourage present minority and female employees to recruit other minority
persons and women and, where reasonable, provide after school, summer and vacation
EEO/AA POLICY & PLAN employment to minority and female youth, both on the site and in other areas of our workforce.
11. Validate all test and other selection requirements
This Company’s EEO Officer has the responsibility for effectively administering and where there is an obligation to do so under 41 CFP Part 60-3.
promoting an active program of equal employment opportunity within the Company. The EEO 12. Conduct at least annually, an inventory and evaluation of all minority
Officer will make recommendations, where appropriate, to correct any deficiencies found in the and female personnel for promotional opportunities and encourage these
Company’s program. The EEO Officer will ensure that this policy and plan are being carried out. employees to prepare for, through appropriate training, etc. such opportunities.
13. Ensure that seniority practices, job classifications, work assignments and other personnel
EEO/AA PLAN practices, do not have a discriminatory affect by continually monitoring all personnel and employment related
activities to ensure that the EEO policy and our obligations under these specifications are being carried out.
It is the policy of this Company that there not be any discrimination by virtue of 14. Ensure that all facilities and company activities are non-segregated except that separate or
race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, disabilities or Vietnam Era and Special Veterans single-user toilets and necessary changing facilities shall be provided to assure privacy between the sexes.
status, in the functions of hiring, placement, up-grading, transfer or demotion. In addition, 15. Document and maintain a record of all solicitations of offers for subcontracts
there shall not be any discriminatory practices in recruitment, advertising, or solicitation for from minority and female construction contractors and suppliers, including circulation of
employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training including solicitations to minority and female contractor associations and other business associations.
apprenticeship, layoff or termination, or treatment during employment. The Company has 16. Conduct a review, at least annually, of all supervisors’ adherence to
affirmative action obligations in the hiring of minorities, females, disabled and veteran’s applicants. and performance under the company EEO policies and affirmative action obligations.
We will not use goals, timetables or affirmative action standards
to discriminate against any person because of their race, religion, color, age, RECORDS
national origin, disabilities, or Vietnam Era and Special Disabled Veteran’s status.
This Company shall take specific affirmative actions to ensure equal opportunity. Our This company will keep records to monitor all employment related activity to ensure
compliance with this policy and plan shall be based upon our efforts to achieve maximum results from that the company’s EEO policy is being carried out. Records shall at least include for each
our actions and we shall document our efforts fully. This Company will implement specific affirmative employee the name, address, telephone numbers, construction trade, union affiliation if any,
action steps, at least as extensive as the following actions to ensure equal employment opportunity: employee identification number when assigned, social security number, race, sex, status (e.g.,
1. Ensure and maintain a working environment free of harassment, intimidation, mechanic, apprentice, trainee, helper, or laborer), dates and changes in status, hours worked per
and coercion at all times and in all facilities at which our employees are assigned to work. week in the indicated trade, rate of pay, and locations at which the work was performed.
We shall specifically ensure that all foremen, Superintendents and other on-site supervisory
personnel are aware of and carry out our obligations to maintain such a working environment. REPORTING OF COMPLAINTS
2. Establish and maintain a current list of minority and female recruitment sources, provide
written notification to minority and female recruitment sources and to community organizations when If at any time anyone feels he or she has been discriminated against because of sex,
we have employment opportunities available, and maintain a record of the organization’s responses. race, religion, color, age, national origin, disabilities or Vietnam Era and Social Disabled
3. Maintain a current file of the names, addresses and telephone number of each minority and Veteran status, they should report this matter to the company EEO Officer
females off-the-street applicant or female referral from a union and minority or female referrals from a union, whose name and contact information is communicated along with this policy.
a recruitment source or community organization and of what action was taken with respect to each such The EEO Officer will investigate all complaints of alleged discrimination made to the company
individual. When applicable if such individual was sent to the Union hiring hall for referral and was not referred in connection with its contractual obligations. The EEO Officer will attempt to resolve such complaints,
back to the Company by the union or, if referred, not employed by the Company, this shall be documented corrective actions to be taken and will then follow up on actions taken and their effect. If the investigation
in the file with the reason therefore, along with whatever additional actions the Company may have taken. indicates that the discrimination may affect persons other that the complainant, such corrective actions
4. When applicable provide immediate written notification to the Director when the shall include such other persons. Upon completion of each investigation, the EEO Officer will inform every
union or unions with which we have a collective bargaining agreement have complainant of all of his or her avenues of appeal. The addresses shown below are such avenues for appeals.

Florida Contact Information

Anderson Columbia Co., Inc., Alisa Maddux U.S. Federal Highway Administration 227 N. Bronough Street, Room 2015
P.O. Box 1829 Lake City, FL 32056 (386) 752-7585 ext. 238 Tallahassee, Fl 32301 (850) 942-9650

Florida Commission on Human Relations U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Miami District Office
2009 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Fl 32303-4102 (850) 488-7082 or (800) 342-8170 One Biscayne Tower Suite 2700, Miami, Fl 33131 (800) 669 4000

AU.S. Dept. of Labor, Reg. Dir., Office of Federal Contract Compliance U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tampa District Office
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Room 7B-75, Atlanta, Ga 30303 (404)-562-2424 501 East Polk Street Suite 1020, Tampa, Fl 33602 (800) 669-4000

Texas Contact Information

Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General 1-800-424-9071 U.S. Federal Highway Administration
300 E 8th St.; Suite 826, Austin, Texas 78701 512-536-5900

Texas Human Relations Texas Workforce Commission, Civil Rights Division

1000 Throckman St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817-392-7525 1117 Trinity St. Room 144T, Austin, Texas 78778 512-463-2642 or Toll Free 888-452-4778

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Dallas District Office El Paso Area Office
207 S. Houston Street 3rd Floor, Dallas, Texas 75202-4726 214-655-3355 300 East Main Street, El Paso, Texas 79901 915-534-6700

Houston District Office San Antonio District Office

1919 Smith St., 7th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002 713-209-3320 5410 Fredericksburg Road Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3555 210-281-7600

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to establish and utilize
Edgar Esquipuelas 01/07/08 13 Yrs. 0 Months Tomas Jimenez Sr. 01/17/12 9 Yrs. 0 Months Marco A. Garza 01/27/99 22 Yrs. 0 Months On-The-Job Training
Brandon Michael Henault 01/07/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Gabriel Reyes 01/17/11 10 Yrs. 0 Months Christopher Hudgins 01/27/04 17 Yrs. 0 Months on federally funded
construction projects,
John Christopher Wilkerson 01/07/12 9 Yrs. 0 Months Austin Paul Robinson 01/17/17 4 Yrs. 0 Months Luis F. Loza Zavala 01/28/04 17 Yrs. 0 Months with a dollar amount
Jose Rios 01/08/98 23 Yrs. 0 Months Dustan Barfield 01/18/16 5 Yrs. 0 Months Hector Salinas 01/28/19 2 Yrs. 0 Months more than $2 million
and days over 275.
Yosvany Viera Hernandez 01/08/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Al James Land Jr. 01/19/11 10 Yrs. 0 Months Cuellar, Bacilio Cuellar 01/29/13 8 Yrs. 0 Months The primary objective
Mack Arthur Barfield Jr. 01/09/19 2 Yrs. 0 Months Robert Allen Dunlap 01/20/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Troy Lee Holmes 01/29/07 14 Yrs. 0 Months of this program is to
train and upgrade
Conrad Chandler Johnson 01/09/12 9 Yrs. 0 Months Albert Rollins 01/20/04 17 Yrs. 0 Months Charles Curtis Moore 01/29/98 23 Yrs. 0 Months minorities, women and
Armando Villarreal 01/10/01 20 Yrs. 0 Months Justin Sean Rosato 01/20/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Vincent Scott Underwood 01/29/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months disadvantaged person
toward journey level
Robert Worthington 01/10/12 9 Yrs. 0 Months Rafael Saenz Iv 01/20/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Paul Edward Drake 01/30/06 15 Yrs. 0 Months status to ensure that a
Antonio Saavedra 01/11/13 8 Yrs. 0 Months James Christopher White 01/20/14 7 Yrs. 0 Months Lee Garcia 01/30/95 26 Yrs. 0 Months competent workforce
is available to meet
Robert Tyler Byrd 01/12/09 12 Yrs. 0 Months George Ronald Kelsey 01/21/13 8 Yrs. 0 Months Jeremy Joel Leigh 01/30/19 2 Yrs. 0 Months highway construction
Curtis Robertson 01/12/05 16 Yrs. 0 Months Ivan Marines 01/21/14 7 Yrs. 0 Months Rodney D Chancey 01/31/82 39 Yrs. 0 Months
hiring needs, and to
address the historical
Samual Paul Smith 01/12/17 4 Yrs. 0 Months James Ballard Jr. 01/22/07 14 Yrs. 0 Months Dean Griffith 01/31/02 19 Yrs. 0 Months under-representation
Jorge I. Cantu 01/13/14 7 Yrs. 0 Months Clifford Canty V 01/22/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Dalton Coy Wright 01/31/19 2 Yrs. 0 Months
of members of these
groups in highway
Caleb Alan Harris 01/13/15 6 Yrs. 0 Months Bryan Rahahan Clemons 01/22/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Robert Dale Sharpe 01/01/08 13 Yrs. 0 Months construction skilled
Timothy Wayne Adams 01/14/19 2 Yrs. 0 Months Mary Jeanette Finuff 01/22/96 25 Yrs. 0 Months Kelvin M. Turner 01/19/14 7 Yrs. 0 Months

Gerardo Carrillo 01/14/13 8 Yrs. 0 Months Keith Markham 01/22/13 8 Yrs. 0 Months Mary Jeanette Finuff 01/22/96 25 Yrs. 0 Months The following employees
participated and
Mario Alberto Fuentes Jr. 01/14/20 9 Yrs. 0 Months Orlando Tijerina 01/22/13 8 Yrs. 0 Months Calvin Carter 01/25/06 15 Yrs. 0 Months graduated in the OJT
Hugo Martinez 01/14/20 1 Yrs. 0 Months Jordan Taylor Whitehead 01/22/19 2 Yrs. 0 Months Program from January
2020 - January 2021

A Word From An Extra Thanks to Those Who Sent NAME CL ASSIFICATION DATE
Photos or Contributed to the Making of
Your Safety Director This Newsletter,
Timothy Erosion Control Specialist 3/8/19
Anderson Jr.
S cott Jordan - West Florida S afety D ire ctor
Janice Bowman Ironworker-Reinforcing 1/20/20

Safety tips to • Joey Anderson III • Jeff Smith Reggie Bullard Off-Road Truck 11/1/19

Trey Carswell Roller 2/21/19

REMEMBER! • Trent Jones
• Kevin Lamar
• Chris Harris
• Joshua McDougal Cody Corbitt Ironworker-Reinforcing 12/17/19
• Scott Jordan • Lee Garcia Barnaby Edouard Concrete Finisher 10/28/20
• Always Wear PPEs. • Kevin Buchanan Marcus Har vey Off-Road Truck 11/1/19

Erik Hayhurst Roller 3/9/20

• Do Not Indulge In Horseplay
Tyler Johnson Off-Road Truck, Roller 10/9/20, 4/23/20
While At Work. And to All The Hardworking Employees
Joshua McKinney Asphalt Rake, Screed 12/20/19, 9/24/20
of This Company.
• Assess The Risks Before You Alvin McFarland Asphalt Rake, Screed 5/30/19, 10/8/20

Approach Your Work. Reginald McNealy Backhoe 5/14/20

If you have any feedback or
Susan Manning Traffic Control Specialist 8/5/20
comments of suggestions
• Use The Right Tools & Equipment
for the Anderson Lisa Matthews Traffic Control Specialist 11/17/20
And Use Them In The Right Way.
Columbia’s Affiliate Latrail Patterson Material Transfer Vehicle 3/19/20

News newsletter, Jaylen Pinder Loader, Grade Checker 11/9/19, 5/28/20

• If You Are Not Trained, Don’t Do
please don’t Laterrian Pittman Grade Checker, Roller, 8/15/19, 3/19/20,
It. Scraper 6/11/20
hesitate to email me
Anthony Riley Loader 11/27/20
at wyatt.schreiber@
• Do Not Take Short Cuts; Always; Donald Sheffield Concrete Finisher 10/9/20

Follow The Rules.

I’d be happy to talk with Bradley Smith Pipe Layer 7/13/20

you. Ronald Spann Sweeper 12/5/19

• All Accidents Are Preventable. Robert Tillman Roller 12/9/19

- Wyatt Schreiber, Trevor Williams Screed 3/9/20

• You Are Responsible For Your
Magazine Manager Tammy Wopshall Roller 2/12/20
Own Safety And The Safety Of

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