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Tejas Quarry Up and
RUNNING
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New Corporate Office
CONSTRUCTED

Cemetery Access Road


UNDERWAY

Beams Set at
DOWLING PARK

Vol. 15 No. 2 - June 2020


Affiliate News Anderson Columbia FLORIDA DIVISION 1
Letter

CONTENTS Joey H. Anderson III


From the President
Persistence is Paramount.
I n the first Project Managers, foremen, supervisors,
five months of equipment
2020, the United
operators, MOT
and stay ahead, it’s impossible to do any
workers, more than a tolerable job. But that’s not
mechanics, laborers, it doesn’t matter. what this company is about. Our purpose
New Corporate Cemetery Access San Pedro CR 250 States has been Every single person who participates on is to excel in infrastructure craftsmanship
Office Road Road Bridge tormented by a a project with Anderson Columbia plays a and produce a road or bridge that makes
global pandemic pivotal role and helps make the project a drivers ponder who constructed it. I, for one,
virus known as success. If one type of worker disappeared am extremely proud of all of the workers
COVID-19. This from that list, any project we conducted in the field for working so industriously
virus begot fear into the minds of citizens, would not be completed as it should. That and persevering through hot days and

5 14 26 30 brought unemployment to thousands and

we have in our daily lives.


being said, it is consequential to keep our
essentially affected every general habit noses to the grindstone and not let up
long hours. You are the reason behind the
success of the company; value through
But amidst during this time of global crisis. People any company comes from its employees.
the toilet paper chaos and hand sanitizer are staying home, which means less traffic Your enthusiasm and drive for a job well
Letters From the Leaders������������������������������3 SR 79 Paving in Vernon, FL������������������������ 22 Wildwood Weighstation in Wildwood, FL ������ 43
shambles, the construction industry is on the roadways than ever before. We done makes this company what it is. For
County Road 315 in Ocala, FL����������������������4 SR 79 Highway Construction in Vernon, FL 24 Awards and Achievements �������������������������� 44 remains to f lourish. Infrastructure will must strike while the iron is hot; there over 60 years we’ve been able to provide
continue to be a backbone business, and has never been a better time to work unparalleled service to Florida and Texas,
Corporate Office Redesign ���������������������������5 Cypress Creek Bridge in Cypress Creek, FL� ��� 28 SR 26 in Trenton, FL ��������������������������������� 46
the need for road work will resist almost hard and complete projects than Spring and as long as we continue to conduct
New Office Paving ��������������������������������������7 Keaton Beach Culverts in Cypress Creek, FL 29 Industrial Park in Lake City, FL������������������ 47 anything. The reason our company is able of 2020. Effort is key and persistence is ourselves as a team and never forget the
to break away from the pack and stand out paramount; these two bring achievement principle of diligent work, our company
SR 200 in Ocala, FL ������������������������������������8 Cedar Key Bridge in Cedar Key, FL�������������� 32 CR 484 in Ocala, FL ���������������������������������� 47
in front of the rest is because of the workers and accomplishment to anything they’re will remain one of the choice construction
Suncoast Parkway in Brookesville, FL �����������9 U.S. 129 in Bell, FL� ����������������������������������� 33 CR 115 in Nassau County, FL ��������������������� 48 we carry on our team. Superintendents, applied to. Without the desire to get ahead companies for another 60 years to come.
SR 6 in Madison, FL���������������������������������� 10 SR 77 in Vernon, FL ���������������������������������� 34 Airport in Fort Walton Beach, FL ���������������� 49
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Monroe Avenue in Mayo, FL������������������������ 11 BHS Career Expo in Marianna, FL �������������� 37 Pirates Cove Drive in Holmes County, FL ����� 50

Werner Trucking Facility in Lake City, FL ���� 12

Reid Stafford Road in Glenn St. Mar y, FL ���� 16


Career Days in Jacksonville, FL ������������������ 37

Weems Road in Tallahassee, FL ������������������ 38


SR 95 in Pensacola, FL ������������������������������ 50

SR 77 in Bay County, FL ���������������������������� 51


Hard Work Gets Easier. From the Co-Chair
Doug Anderson

I-75 Guardrail Paving in Gainesville, FL ������ 17

U.S. 90 in Suwannee, FL���������������������������� 18


Junction City Mining in Talbotton, GA ��������� 40

A Reminder From Your Safety Director��������� 41


New K-8 School in Marianna, FL����������������� 52

Night Work in Florida Counties ������������������ 53


T his company was founded by calloused when the streets and bridges are empty?
hands and it continues to be built Every employee of this company has been have,
upon by calloused hands. Early mornings putting in the hours to make sure our
employees

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The Streets of Live Oak ������������������������������ 19 A-Mining Group in Quincy, FL �������������������� 41


and late nights have helped us become projects continue unhindered. The effort front of the
one of the most preferred heavy civil shown by our workers indeed shows the c o m p e t i t i o n
SR 20 in Hawthorne, FL ���������������������������� 20 U.S. 231 in Jackson County, FL ������������������ 42 contractors in Florida and Texas. Because reason why our company is excelling and stay ahead
of the leadership we have in the White and growing so quickly: When good and of them. The
House, the economy has been soaring, proper infrastructure work is completed, awards we’ve
(up until the Spring), creating millions of it does not go unnoticed. Clients see the won, the commendments we’ve received
new jobs, boosting household income and performance of our finished projects and and the achievements we’ve reached come
diminishing unemployment to its lowest ask themselves, “Who constructed this from a consistent work ethic and mindset
rate in 50 years. However, COVID-19 bridge? Who paved this smooth road?” This of not quitting. Quality performance is
has distinctly affected the economy, is why not taking shortcuts and staying determined by what our team wants to get
causing one of the sharpest contractions until the job is finished and polished is out the project, and lately, our team has been
in U.S. history. Jobs have been lost and crucial. Doing something right the first desiring to grow and accomplish our goals
businesses have permanently closed time requires hard work, endurance and safely and efficiently. Speaking of safety,
because of the repercussions of this virus. perseverance. But in fact, hard work gets while we remain steadfast in our work
While business tragedy is happening easier, you just have to do it every day; during the pandemic, it’s also important
to some, it is vital to keep in mind that that’s the hard part. Consistent work is to remember be smart. Precautions can be
construction has no quitting time; what difficult to come by, and I am proud to say taken, such as wearing masks,using hand
better time to repair streets and bridges that this company, because of the efficient

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sanitizer and washing your hands often.

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attorney’s office soon became the office boasts an elegant design made for company believes that funds are better
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corporate home of Anderson Columbia. efficiency. Many of the new offices inside well spent providing a new office for its
completed, the road will be 14’ wide
Between adding onto the building twice and feature big windows allowing natural light employees instead of simply pushing out
instead of the original 12’. Once the
allocating more resources in maintenance to f lood the f loors and bring a different money to maintain the upkeep of the
shoulders are widened, 4’ of lime rock will
to it than needed, the decision was reached view from the previous harsh f luorescent old office. Construction finished in late
be put down and then 1 and 1/2” will be paved
to simply construct a new building. Being lighting. On the outside, thousands of January, employees began working out of
over it. Once the 10 mile long road is completely
around the same size of 20,000 square rocks hug the sidewalk and surround the it in early February and demolition of the
paved, over 325,957 square yards of asphalt will have
feet, this new corporate office is only one building, making for a better aesthetic old office will happen in a few months.
been used. FC 9.5, and SP 12.5 Widening, Structural
f loor, but provides a more productive way than grass or gravel. The building also While it is taking most of the employees
and Safety Edge asphalt types will be used. Drainage work,
of getting work completed. Filled with butts up against the yard where the shop time to get used to the new layout of the
grasswork and guardrail replacement are also a part of this
new offices with easy access to each other is, so if a mechanic or anyone needs to offices and room, most would agree this is
project. Starting late last year, the project is expected to be completed
and no bombarding squeaks or overhead reach someone inside, it isn’t but a short a needed update and is well appreciated.
within 225 days, with Gray Childers as the Project Manager.

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PAVING
nce construction for the new corporate office in Lake City, FL,
finished, Roy Boyette and his paving crew set out to pave the
parking lot. At first, the crew used a dump truck to place the

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asphalt in the paver, but the truck soon began to sink and get
stuck in the asphalt. Once they got the trucks out, they switched
to a loader to move the asphalt into the paver and finished the job.

WAY
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W hen the construction for the new building began in early February of 2019, IT Manager
Sam Dillon set up a camera to take a picture of the process every fifteen minutes. For
almost a year, Dillon collected thousands of pictures depicting the new building come to fruition.
(1) - Samuel Hollie, Paving Foreman Roy Boyette, ATI Worker Spencer
Raulerson, Screw Man Robert Williams Paver Op. Brandon Lovett, Screw
Man T.J. Clayton and Lead Man Ben Dexter with the rake overseeing the
paving operation as Loader Op. Christopher Jelks adds more asphalt
into the paver. (2) - Broom Op. Raymond Ivey and Tac Man Arthur “Pee
Wee” Grant shovel asphalt directly from the paver as Paving Op. Brandon
Lovett jumps down to help as Screw Man Robert Williams spreads the
asphalt thrown with a rake. (3) - Robert Williams, Arthur Grant, Raymond
Ivey and Ben Dexter smooth and distribute the remaining asphalt 2
with rakes as Flagman Joseph Thompson directs traffic behind them.

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(4) - Raymond Ivey signals for the truck to stop dumping into the loader

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operated by Christopher Jelks. (5) - Chaires then heads over to the paver
3 and fills it with hot asphalt, then returning to the truck. (6) - Flagman Rodrick
“‘Ole Skool” Wilson flips the sign around and lets the truck come through.

INTERIOR
(1) - The reception desk at the
new entrance of the building.
(2) - One of the office spaces.
(3) - One of the smaller
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conference rooms apart from
the main room. The building
is still waiting on the new 1 2 3
conference room table to be
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constructed and shipped. (4) -
The forged sign hanging behind
the reception desk. (5) - One
(7) - Flagman Joseph Thompson maintains the flow of traffic in front of the
of the offices on the side of the
new office. (8) - Paving Foreman Roy Boyette fluently throws sands across
cubicle space; more offices
the fresh asphalt to add more traction and sealant to it. (9) As roller Op. Sandy
like this line the entire room.
Chaires compacts the new asphalt, layers of steam rise to follow him. (10) - Lead 8 10
(6) - The cubicle space where
Man Ben Dexter joins Boyette in tossing sand over the length of the asphalt
around 6 desks fill the room.
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Finishing Up

State Road 200 in Ocala, FL


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T he job starts at SR 98 and goes all


the way to SR 44; twelve miles of hot
asphalt being produced by Jones’s crew.
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2 This beginning portion of the job is actually


not for cars or motor vehicles of any kind.
Dumpman Benjamin Skreet Op. Sandy Chaires and Roller Ops. Moseley Harris Shuttle Buggy Op. and Paving
This road of asphalt is meant only for
Johnson attaching the paving Travis Loper shoveling and and Chris Dortly compacting the Op. Samuel Hollie and Brandon
order to the shuttle buggy. spreading extra asphalt. asphalt behind the paver. Lovett making the new layer of bikes; before any asphalt was laid, the
asphalt happen. crew put in a temporary bike path so bike
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enthusiasts would not be deterred by the
new construction. Jessie Cabariss operated

R oy Boyette’s crew finished


miles of paving needed on State Road
200 in Ocala, FL. They added a third layer
up 6.2
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the roller and Blake Chancey controlled
the paver while the rest of the crew helped
maintain the f low and depth of asphalt.
of asphalt (FC5 friction) 3/4” thick. The The crew is determined to finish the job
entirety of the job was from South of County within the 1,500 day window provided. 6
Road 484 to North of Southwest 60th Avenue. Doug Booth is the Project Manager.
The Superintendent was Steve Adams and
the Project Manager was Austin Miller. Roller Ops. Moseley Harris
1 and Chris Dortly

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2 BOYETTE’S the paver. (2) - Rossia Patterson Sr. and Paving


Foreman JaMichael Jones checking the depth of JONE’S
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the asphalt. (3) - Roller Op. Jessie Cabarris runs
(1-2) - Terrence Clayton,
Travis Loper, Roy Boyette
CREW over the fresh asphalt. (4) - Dumpman
Roberts tells the truck to keep dumping asphalt. (5)
William

and Sandy Chaires - Truck after truck pull up to the paver to finish the bike
checking the depth of path. (6) - Latrail Patterson, Rossia Patterson Sr.
•Jessie Cabarris •William Roberts
asphalt. (3) - Christopher and Paving Foreman JaMichael Jones makes sure
•Blake Chancey •Kentrell Ruth
Jelks following closely • Sandy Chaires • Moseley Harris the depth is correct and ensures that the asphalt is •Ronald Freeney •Ronald Spann
• Terrence Clayton • Samuel Hollie being laid in a straight line. (7) - Walter Stocker •Theran Hargrove •Walter Stocker
behind on the loader, Spencer Raulerson, Roy
• Ben Dexter • Raymond Ivey •Latrail Patterson •James Ward
carrying pieces of excess and Latrail Patterson level out the pavement by
3 • Arthur Grant • Brandon Lovett Boyette and Sandy Chaires •Rossia Patterson Jr. •Randy Williams
asphalt in his bucket. • Chris Dortly • Christopher Jelks throwing excess asphalt on it, filling in any gaps. •Rossia Patterson Sr.

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STATE ROAD 6
IN MADISON, FL
T he 150 day project of State Road 6 in Madison, FL is well
underway, with Greg Water’s paving crew taking the lead on it.
Eight miles of milling and resurfacing, along with the placement
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of new guard rail and pipe work and road widening taking place.
An estimated 10,063 tons of Traffic C Superpave and 13,698
tons of Traffic C Friction is expected to be used on the project.
One to one and a half inches of the old road must be milled away

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and James Dexter behind them.
job in early February with only ten
men on his paving crew. The last of
five roads Anderson Columbia paved
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ARCO Project Manager Mark Galindo Dalton Wright dumping 25 yds of dirt Colby Driggers filling the truck of
and Project Superintendent A.J. Land for Bobby Driggers to distribute. Bruce McCurdy.

Bobby Driggers controlling the


dozer, moving dirt around provided by
the trucks.

Dakota Hunt dumping


bucket after bucket into the
Dakota Hunt operating the excavator, filling trucks of Trey Carswell and

Werner Trucking Facility up four different trucks. Dalton Wright.

In Lake City, FL

M eet the new home for Werner


Trucking’s terminal in Lake
City, FL. Digging retention ponds and
moving tons upon tons of dirt are all
part of the job for the construction of
Werner’s new building and parking
lot. Subcontracted by Arco Murray
Construction Company, Anderson
An overview shot of the job in
Columbia is in charge of all the Billy Yaun pushing and clearing more dirt in one its early phases.
site work being completed on the of the retention ponds on-site.

job, which also includes placing


embankment, drainage work and Slyvester Holley
placing the base asphalt. The job is sealing dirt on the

expected to be complete by December single drum roller.

2020. Headed by Superintendent


A.J. Land and Project Manager Tony
Williams Manager, the project is well
Bruce McCurdy James Evans underway, as long as the rain holds off.
waits in his dump operating the
truck as dirt is sheepsfoot roller.
poured in.
Rinse & Repeat
(L) - Truck Drivers Trey Carswell
and Garrett Yaun passing each
other as one heads to dump dirt for
Bobby Driggers to spread out and
the other heads to retrieve more dirt.
THE
CEMETERY ACCESS ROAD ROY BOYETTE’S CREW
• Jessie Cabarris • Latrail Patterson
2 1 T R U C K S • 3 .7 M I L E S • 2 A N D 1 / 2 ” T H I C K

IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
• Sandy Chaires • Rossia Patterson Sr.
• Owen B. Chancey • Rossia Patterson Jr.
• Terrence Clayton • Steven Sanders
• Ben Dexter • Walter Stocker
• Brandon Lovett • Jabar vis Vance

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four miles of brush that needed
the first
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clearing, dirt that needed hauling


(1) - Roy Boyette and his crew
and asphalt that needed laying. As began paving on an overcast
of early February, Superintendent morning. (2) - Roller Ops.
Sandy Chaires and Jessie
Paul Raulerson (above) is having
Cabarris following behind
to deal with unexpected wind and 3 4 5 the paver. (3) - Lead Man
rain, causing the already soft dirt Ben Dexter sprays lines by
to turn into mud, and making it (1) - Sean Thompson operates the dozer, pushing around and compacting the soft dirt. Due to an abundance 4 5 6 the trucks, giving the paver 3
of rain, the dirt during the first stages of the project often caused work trucks and other vehicles to get stuck. a straight guideline to follow.
difficult to prepare it for paving.
(2) - Tammy Wopshall operates the roller, helping compact the dirt more before another rainfall. (3) - Jordan (7) - Robert W. (4) - Paving Foreman Roy Boyette speaks with
LeWare Construction also made an Whitehead pummels away at the dirt with a jumping jack, leveling the dirt surrounding the pipe and helps tamp the Raulerson removes Superintendent Paul Raulerson and Robert
appearance on the job to help put in a dirt into place. (4) - Ryan Whitehead and his pipe crew (Brad Smith, Jordan Whitehead and Cory Regar) place mud from the pond Raulerson, Spencer Raulerson and Curtis
new bridge in the road and install the an 18” wide pipe for drainage throughout the project. (5) - Cory Regar operates a jumping jack on the opposite with the excavator Roberston about how to fix an issue with the
side of the pipe, leveling and compacting the dirt in tight around the pipe, making sure no loose dirt surrounds it.
sidewalks in place. Ryan Whitehead because of excessive paver; something disfunctioned and would not
rainfall for Sean allow the paver to stay straight. (5) - Sonia
and his pipe crew are in charge of
Thompson to Riley, who helps with the grass and soilwork
laying 100 feet of 18” pipe in the spread around the and MOT. (6) - T.J. Clayton helps measure
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ground. Grade Foreman Kyle Sampson banks in the dozer. the width of the asphalt with Roy Boyettte.
and his crew spread the almost four 8

miles of lime rock required for the


(8) - Walter “ Tatts” Stocker operates the sweeper, making
job and prepared the road to be
the path clear for the tac truck and the paver. (11) - Shuttle
paved. Even with the wet and dreary 7 Buggy Op. Rossia Patterson Jr. and Dumpman Latrail
conditions, Raulerson still expects 8
Patterson help the dump truck back up to the shuttle buggy

to finish the job within the two year properly and ensure enough asphalt is being poured out. (14)

9 - Blake Chancey spreads excess asphalt over the pavement


window provided. In late April, the
with a rake. (15) - Spencer Raulerson and Robert Raulerson
weather finally permitted the first from ATI out to check spread ratios and make sure there is
layer of asphalt to be put down on 11 enough asphalt with the job with Walter “ Tatts” Stocker.

the future road, with Roy Boyette’s


crew getting to do the honors. Joshua
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McDougal is the Project Manager.
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(6) - Subcontractor LeWare Construction gets the bridge ready for completion. (7) (9) - Paving Op. Brandon Lovett enjoys the view as asphalt is slowly placed and the construction
- A dump truck lets 21.4 tons of lime rock hit the ground, ready to be leveled. (8) of the road continues forward. (10) - Grade Foreman Kyle Sampson with Max Lambert and
- Grader Op. Max Lambert spreads the lime rock evenly across the road as more Dylan Bonds from his grade crew with low truck driver Michael Powell. Sampson’s crew was
trucks pull up, filled to the brim with lime rock. (9) - Excavator Op. Robert W. responsible for laying all of the lime rock throughout the project. (12) - Dump Truck Op. Reece
Raulerson swings a load of dirt over to an awaiting truck. The truck then heads to Har vey dumps a load for Dozer Op. Reggie Bullard to spread evenly around another retention pond
9 the front of the job where another truck would come back to the excavator to take on the job. (13) - Michael Powell and Lake City Mechanic Billy Geiger work on fixing Powell’s 14 15
its place; one truck was always dumping while the other was always being loaded. water truck; an obstruction was preventing water from flowing. The problem was eventually fixed.
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T he job originally featured Superintendent Jeff Stemple with Paving Foreman Greg Waters
and his crew, but due to constant delays on the project because of temperature and rain,
Stemple, Waters and his crew were moved to the U.S. 129 paving project. A.J. Land took Da
kota Hunt
p.

on

p.
over the project as Superintendent and Project Manager, with a team of five people: Colby

Skidsteer

Grader O
s
Driggers, Bobby Driggers, Dakota Hunt, James Andrews and Dalton Wright. The crew was
responsible for completing guardrail paving for both Northbound and Southbound lanes,

I n Baker County, phase one of the Reid Stafford road project is underway. The entirety of the 2.3
mile project consists of full-depth pavement construction and reconstruction, pavement marking,
storm drain work and grass work. The finished road will come out at County Road 125. Grade
which ran around two miles each. Land and his crew would be paving 2” thick , adding 3 and
1/2’ of shoulder for a total width of 5 and 1/2’. The crew was tasked with removing all grass,
en
t A.J. Lan
d
having the dirt pulled, paving with a grader and a shoulder spreader as well as laying sod. nd

te
Foreman Mark Glover and his crew have been balancing the mix, mixing the road 28.” After the road

Superin
is mixed, a pipe crew will lay pipe and
complete the subgrade and then lime
rock will be put down to get the road
templ
prepared for pavement. Once the lime ff S e
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rock is spread, 2,513 tons of Superpave

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. Land
road. The project began earlier this

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year and is expected to be complete

p
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in the 185 day window provided.
1 ATI Worker Patric Emery, Dumpman Robert
Henderson and Paving Foreman Greg Waters.

GREG
8 WATERS’ Broom Op.
2
(1) - Damon Roberts checks the dirt flow on CREW James Andrew

the pan. (2) - Austin Robinson pushes dirt

8 the middle of the road. (3) - Michael


toward • Roosevelt Calhoun
3 4
Jackson waits for enough dirt to be pushed • Rodney Davinport
Grader Op. Bobby Driggers and mechanic Charles “Ricky
into the road, so he can grab it with • James Dexter
Bobby” Jower adding an extra plate to the grader so it can Dumpman
the pan. (4) - Grader Op. Mark • Patrick Gibbons cut an extra 2”. Dalton Wright
Glover. (5-6) - The lime rock • John Gibson
has been placed and the
• Robert Henderson
pipe has arrived. (7) -
• Willie Highland
Mark Glover grades
• Nathaniel Lucas
the mix of base
• Joseph Miller
course of the
5 6 7 • Anthony Riley
new road. Grader Op. Bobby Driggers preparing to Loader Op. Colby Driggers following
• Frank Smith
cut more grass and dirt away so another 2” behind Colby Driggers and loading the dirt
• Al Williams of shoulder can be placed. and grass he cut into a truck.

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STREETS

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PAVING ON

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U.S. 90
ichard Parker and his paving crew took on the challenge of milling and repaving seven

P
streets in the city of Live Oak. Most of the roads were in unfit shape and even after milling

ac

av
l in them, more work had to be done to correct them due to dips or manholes that were high.
LIVE OAK, FL
P g•
G u a r d r ail
Wood Avenue: 760 yds and 83 tons used. James Ward
Nicholas Robinson
Scriven Avenue: 653 yds and 55 tons used.

T he job runs from U.S. 90 (SR 10)


in Suwannee County and goes all
the way to the Madison County line
Suwannee Avenue: 760 yds and 82 tons used.

on CR 49; about 15 miles of milling Union Avenue: 833 yds and 72


and resurfacing. The project started tons used.
in June of 2018 and is expected to
finish in the Spring. Travis Byrd is Railroad Avenue: 670 yds and Erik Hayhurst
the Superintendent and the Project 71 tons used.
2 4
Manager is Joshua McDougal.
(1) - Paving Op. Vershard Scippio watching as the
Lee Avenue: 452 yds and 45
asphalt is transferred from the shuttle buggy to the paver. tons used.
(2) - Kenny Mitchell follows behind the paver on the Adam French
shuttlebuggy. (3) - Erik Hayhurst and Nicholas Robinson White Avenue: 5,253 yds and Jermaine Jones Superintendent
side-by-side on the rollers make passes over the new
433 tons used.
asphalt. (4) - Jessie Johnson, Chris Dortly, Vershard
Scippio, Luis Loza and Trevor Williams lay asphalt and
ensure the correct width and depth are being produced. Pine Avenue: 5,152 yds and
(5) - Superintendent Adam French and ATI Worker Jason 463 tons used.
Johnson. (6) - Dumpman Jermaine Jones signals
1 3 Kenny Mitchell
the truck to send more asphalt into the shuttlebuggy.
(7) - Trevor Williams and Luis Loza shoveling and
raking excess asphalt to fill in any dips or cracks.

F U R T H E R U P 9 0
Toward the end of Live
Shaun Coxwell Moseley Harris
Oak on U.S. 90, Curtis
Lashley and Travis
Ross are busy making
the preparations for 5 6
a bike lane. The road
Robert Williams Trevor Williams
must be widened by 4’
and properly leveled RICHARD PARKER’S
before lime rock and CREW
asphalt can be placed.
Lashley manned the Cody Willems

grader and leveled out Vershard Scippio ATI


•Trey Carswell •Ken Mitchell
the dirt, while Ross •Dilon Dicks •Nicholas Robinson
•Christopher Dortly •Vershard Scippio
closely followed him, •Erik Hayhurst •Rahn Spralding
7 •Jessie Johnson •Robert Walters
checking the grade of it. •Luis Loza •Trevor Williams

Allen Frazier Luis Loza


MOT Lead Man
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new four-lane highway is

UP IN
coming for State Road 20 in
Hawthorne, FL. The project is
expected to take 1,000 days, with
two to three months of brush
clearing. Along with clearing,
paving, grasswork, curb and gutter
and sidewalk work is required by
Bert Stephens
the project. Bert Stevens and
Sam Gray his pipe crew are responsible for
laying 10 miles of 42” pipe, with
the deepest cut being 25’. Daniel
Clearing, Burning and Drainage

SR 20
Jerrels is Superintendent with
Work on Project Manager Gray Childers.

Top Left: Bert Stephens excavate20’ of dirt

James Bargar Matt Stout out to place pipe near the start of the job.

Tyler Johnson and Mark


Porter Mark Barringer Jody Scofield

Left: Joe Hughes,


Kelly Varndell
and John Starling
watching as more dirt
is taken out,getting
ready to place more
Ricky Gainey pipe.

Mark Porter loading cleared trees and AC Surveyor Sam Gray looking to James George Tompkins pushes crushed dead
debris into Tyler Johnson’s dump truck. Bargar to set elevations for drainage trees onto a pile, ready to be burned.
structures.

EIGHT MILES OF CLEARING

NEW FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY


Fuel Truck Driver Mary Roberts out of Lake City Mechanics Alex Story and Dana Chancey stands in front of
Plant 8 making the rounds on the job. Jason Heringer operating on a loader, the graders he uses on the project.

ONE THOUSAND DAY JOB making sure it doesn’t overheat again.

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STATE ROAD
79 PAVING

Clifford Canty Levi Bush Jantzen Gates

Harley
Roger Anderson Blake Pickron Northington
Ben Gates

James
Ballard
Jerry Jackson
Tarren
Gordon

Benjamin Dwayne Alvin


Javante Speights Acosta Nickolas Pollock Campbell McFarland

L evi Bush and his paving


crew have set to work on SR
Thomas
Hopkins

Leo
B en Gates and his paving
crew are also helping pave SR
79, laying 2” of asphalt for four Johnson 79. During this 3000’ stretch,
miles. The project is currently they paved 2 and 1/2” and
in Phase C and Phase D, where used 800 tons of asphalt. While
the highway construction is Bush and his crew have been
taking place from Cypress paving North, Gates and his
Creek Bridge all the way to I-10. Kevin McCaskill Mike Caudill Robert Tillman crew have been paving South.
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Tim Jam
Ad es
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PROG RESS
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Tommy Grace

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Mason Biddle

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Job Superintendent Allen Mathis

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Har tman an
discusses with his crew what
he State Road 79 Project is currently in phase
Charles Cook to do next on the south end of
C and D. This means all of the pipe work, trench
the job. They have been tasked
work, culvert work and dirt work is happening from the
with getting the mud and excess

ck
Raymond Powell Cypress Creek Bridge all the way back to I-10. Seen Jon
water, due to rain, out of the way

Ni
Ammons
below, Bobby Lambeth and Nick Hartman are taking and Thomas in order to move forward. Thomas
Toward the South end of the job, Raymond Powell and Mason Biddle were Mitchell a n d C a rl o s P Ba
measurements, checking to see if Barry Gilmore on the Mitchell operates the excavator t ain et
e
rr
y
mixing and pushing out a second lift of GAB, one step closer to being paved. as r
excavator has taken out enough dirt to place the pipe.

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grabbing mud and scooping it

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so

ilm
After this lift is placed, trucks will come through and dump lime rock. Even

n
im
Gilmore and his crew have been busy grading for pipe. into trucks. Eventually, this area

or
though rain might slow down other parts of the project, GAB can still be placed wet.

Smith, T

e
Wesley Rodel and will be laden with pipe just like
Cordell D’Andria
the area Gilmore and his crew
Bobby Lambeth
are currently on. Up further,

ger
Israel Massaline’s crew (Roger Smith, Tim Chastain and Carlos

Ro
Peterson) is busy getting ready to place a culvert on the site of soon-
to-be pond road, which Charles Cook is getting the dirt ready for on
the small dozer. Further down the North end of the job, the subgrade
is getting ready to be mixed. David Stringer and Tim Adams on
Nick Hartman
the graders, with Johnny Ulberg and James Bell on the rollers and
William Minchew Nick Hartman
Colton Dixson on the pan. Kevin Buchanan is the Project Manager.

STATE ROAD
Joe Stewart

Left: Bobby Lambeth,


Nick Hartman and William
Minchew from Barry
Barry Gilmore excavates dirt as John Gooding scoops in load after load
Gilmore’s crew strap down

79 HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION
Bobby Lambeth in the trench of GAB into trucks, which are headed to
three black ADS 30” pipe
below him measures how far he Raymond Powell and Mason Biddle
to their trailer, headed
has dug, going down around 6’. to distribute among the 3000’ stretch.
back up the job to place it.
S an Pedro Road in Taylor County, FL is experiencing a new
renovation by Richard Parker and his paving crew. Paving 2 and 1/2”
thick, the three mile long road is almost finished. The job started
RICHARD
back in early November of 2019 by milling the old road 3” and then
building it back up with lime rock. Rodney Chancey on the grader
PARKER’S CREW
and his grandson, Christopher Chancey, had to mix the road 8” deep • Shaun Coxwell • Kenneth Mitchell
• Dilon Dicks • Nicholas Robinson
and build up the dirt before paving could happen. Ricky Reed is • Moseley Harris • Vershard Scippio
the Superintendent and Tara Beauchamp is the Project Manager. • Erik Hayhurst • James Ward
• Jermaine Jones • Robert Williams
• Luis Loza • Trevor Williams

8 9

(8) - ATI Workers Cody Willems and Jason


2 3 4 Johnson making sure the density of the asphalt
is up to par. (9) - MOT Crew Leader Darrell “Big
Cheese” Hollie picking up and moving cones and
(1) - Shaun Coxwell distributes extra asphalt over the new pavement. (2) - Lead Man Flagman
Rodrick “ Ole’ Skool” Wilson safety equipment as the paver moves further along
Luis Loza throws the asphalt to Coxwell to be spread. (3) - Robert Williams checks
1 the job. (10) - Christopher Chancey watches as
the depth of the asphalt. (4) - Jermaine Jones signals the truck to keep dumping.
the dirt falls into the spreader box from the dump
Broom Op. Joseph truck and is distributed on the shoulder so Rodney
10
Simpson Chancey (11) can come behind him and grade it.

Roller Ops.
Moseley Harris
5 and
Nicholas Robinson

(5) - Truck after truck, fresh


asphalt pours into the shuttle Shuttle Buggy Op. Kenny
Mitchell
buggy at 315 degrees to be
made into new roadway. (6)
- Vershard Scippio on the
paver. (7) - Erik Hayhurst
keeping both where the
paver came from and where Paving Foreman Joseph
it’s going clean by sweeping Richard Parker Thompson 11
Robert Williams Trevor Williams 6 7
away debris on the broom.

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FINISHING

CYPRESS CREEK BRIDGE Superintendent


Ricky Reed

T he project at Cypress Creek started almost a year ago; a


new bridge was required to replace the 80-year-old one
that was constructed in the 1900’s. Now the new bridge is in
slopes for bedding rock. Emmett Dennis on the excavator dug
out the necessary slopes once the crane was completely taken
apart. After that, Antonio Colon, Richard Murray and Dennis
place and all that is left to do is deconstruct the acrow bridge, completed the last steps of the project by adding bedding
dismantle the crane, put in the shoulders and prepare the rock to the slopes, to prevent the sides from washing out.

Emmett D
en nis
d ro
ps
an
ot
he
rl
o

ad
urther up the road a few miles from the Cypress Creek tons of black base asphalt 5” thick. Later, he came in with

of
be
Bridge, lies another small bridge that leads into Keaton 1.5” of structural pavement and 1.5” of friction for the 154’

dd
ing
Beach. A new box culvert was required to better accommodate by 24’ area. Delbert Geiger and Jason Musgrove from ATI

ro c
the high tide. The total culvert size was increased by 1/3 of the were there to check the density of the dirt and to complete

k fo
original. Even with the new culverts, high tide still reaches spread ratios. Eventually, 1,300 tons of bedding rock will

r the
1 the top of the holes. After the box culvert was successfully be used to build up both sides to prevent any washouts

e x c a v a t o r t o g ra b
replaced, the next steps were to mill and repave parts of the from occuring. Once the rock is brought in, the curb and
road, install a curb and gutter and widen the shoulders by 5’. gutter will be poured. Project Manger is Jake Beauchamp.
Superintendent Ricky Reed operated the grader, spreading 81

FINISHING
and
dis
ibu tr
te
.

1 2

(1,3) - Roadway Foreman Fred


Founier uses the asphalt zipper
(1) - Blake Whitmire begins to unattach part of the
attached to the front of the loader
crane to strap down on the trailer with the help of Pile
to mill a small portion of the road
MEET ANTONIO COLON During the COVID-19 Driving Foreman Charlie Debolt, Mack Barfield and
to prepare for the asphalt and
pandemic that started happening in late Emmett Dennis in the Excavator. (2) - Pile Driving
the curb and gutter. (2) - Paul

KEATON BEACH
January of 2020, Colon lost his job at Foreman Charlie Debolt slips the suspender from part
Carter runs the sweeper, keeping
Klausner Lumber in Live Oak FL, after of the crane after it was safely secured to the trailer

CULVERTS
the ground where the pavement
working for the company for two and has it pulled back around to grab another piece.
is going clean and free from
years. He said that the company 3 4
debris. (4) - Tac Truck Driver
was in the process of being
Dilon Dicks sprays an even level
sold, but due to delays
of tac across the ground before
from COVID-19, he
the trucks came and dumped
was let go. Coming to the Cypress Creek
the asphalt so the asphalt will
project in late March, Colon was one of
stick better to the ground.
the first people that Anderson Columbia
hired due to the new virus. Since
then, over 10 more hires have been
added. Since this project has 5 6
finished, Colon has moved
over to the CR 250 bridge 3 4
replacement project in (5) - The finished culverts with bedrock on the
Suwannee County, slopes. (6) - ATI Worker Jason Musgrove marks
FL with Mike (3) - Greg Mayberry continues dismantling the Richard Murray scoops the bed rock piled by the distance needing to be paved in his notebook
Sigrest and crane by attaching pieces of it so Dennis can raise Dennis on the loader and places them along the after determining it with a measuring wheel. (7) - ATI
Equipment Op.
his crew. them to Whitmire, Debolt and Barfield who are slopes. Over 500 tons of bedding rock were brought Gordon Smith Worker Delbert Geiger ensures the soil is compact 7
securing them to the trailer. (4) - Excavator Op. in and used to ensure the slopes would stay put. enough for paving to commence with a density test.

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THE A-TEAM The truck pulls away
and the first beam is
fully suspended by
the cranes, heading
to be delicately
placed on the pier Blake Whitmire and Duff
cap. Karty attaching the bracing
to the other side of the
suspended beam.

Superintendent
Mike Sigrest Cody Corbitt COUNTY ROAD 250
DOWLING PARK, FL

T wo hundred thousand pounds, seven feet tall and 167 feet long. Those are
the dimensions of the first beams placed by Superintendent Mike Sigrest
and his crew. In total, there will be 16 of these big beams and four others that SETS THE FIRST
CEO Joey Anderson with Project Manager Tara
Beauchamp and her two kids, Jayci and Holden
Beauchamp, attending the beam set.
Blake Whitmire, Tyler Broland,
Duff Karty and Cody Corbitt
installing fall protection and braces
Survey Foreman Taylor
holds onto the bracing as Cody
Corbitt drills to install
Davis

the

BEAM
before they are hoisted up. connector.
are only 63” tall. The slow process of lifting the humongous beam off the
ground was well worth the wait as crane operators Richard Stallings and Harold
Thompson maneuvered the beams into their specific homes. Sigrest’s crew also
installed fall protection and beam braces before the beams were lifted, since they
are going to be placed over 60’ in the air. The Project Manager is Kevin Lamar.

MOVING FORWARD
2 3

Pile Driving Foreman Charlie Debolt and 6


Project Manager Kevin Lamar watch as the
first beam is carefully lowered down and placed
into position. (1) - Crane Operator Richard (5) - Janice Bowman, Duff Karty, Brian Fine
Stallings awaits for the hooks to be inserted The team that’s making it happen: Mike and Cody Corbitt in the loader attach a wooden
5
to the beam. (2) - Duff Karty and Blake 4 Sigrest, Janice Bowman, Brian Fine, piece to the excavator so it can be dropped back
Whitmire help move the beam into its proper Bobby Ray Sharpe, Austin Miles, Duff into place. The crew is putting back previously
place. Once the beam was seated, Karty and Karty, Richard Stallings, David Burrell, taken out sections of the temporary bridge that
Whitmire drilled in the concrete on the pier Cody Corbitt. was taken down due to the rising river. (6) - Austin
caps to set the bracing, and connected the Miles and Bobby Sharpe wait for Sigrest in
bracing to the beam, as Taylor Davis and Cody the excavator to drop the piece of bridge so they
Corbitt do the same on the other side. (3) - can unattach it from the chains. (7-11) - Rodney
Harold Thompson, the second crane operator Anderson and his crew building the piers before a
watches for Sigrest’s signals on where to direct concrete pour; Rodney Anderson, Kerry Brooks,
the crane in order to properly place the beam. Reheem Sparrow, Robert “Rooster” Dunlap,
7 8 9 10 11 Antoine Washington, Ernesto Gonzalez, Nate
Gonzalez, Or ville Fisher and Harold Johnson.

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new bridge is headed for Cedar Key,
replacing the one that runs from PAVING ON
U.S. 129
Dock Street to First Street in Levy
County. Bridge Superintendent
Allen Deas and his crew started
work back in late 2019 and plan
to finish the job by November of
2020. Ranging .079 of a mile,
this project consists of milling
and resurfacing with 205 tons
of Traffic B Superpave, shoulder
treatment, drainage improvements,
T en miles of milling and paving is happening from State Road 49
all the way to Hilliard Avenue in Gilchrist County. Greg Waters
and his paving crew are up for the task, laying 22,700 tons of Traffic
curb and gutter work and finishing C Superpave and then coming in with 17,577 tons of Traffic C Friction
the new bridge. Once all the dirt asphalt. The estimated completion date for the project is in early August
is placed for the sheet pile, the of 2020 and also includes milling, base work, shoulder treatment,
old bridge will be demolished and Trucks filled to the brim with asphalt line
signage work and applying pavement markings. The Superintendent
traffic will be swapped over to the up, waiting to dump into the shuttle buggy. is Jeff Stemple and the Project Manager is Joshua McDougal.
temporary acrow bridge. Project
Manager is Jake Beauchamp.
2 Shuttle Buggy Op. Patrick Gibbons and
Willie Highland James Dexter

Superintendent
Jeff Stemple

1 3 4

Patrick Gibbons and


(1) - John Colson III watches as Crane Op. Pete James Dexter
Bevington slowly lifts up part of the acrow bridge. (2)
- Bridge Superintendent Aaron Fedor walks with Stan
Bevington along side the lifted acrow bridge. (3) -
Ryan Sprawling compacts the dirt leading up to the
acrow bridge so the dump trucks have an easier time
getting on the bridge. (4) - Bridge Superintendent
Allen Deas operates the dozer behind the crane.
5 6

(Above) - Roosevelt Calhoun of asphalt and making sure there is (Below) - Lake City mechanics

making a run in the scribbler far plenty of it. He is preparing a straight John Gocek and Troy

ahead of the paver. (Below) - Patric edge to ensure there are no highs “Squirrel” Smith and Old Town
9
Emery from ATI is also on the job, or lows in the pavement and that the mechanic Steve Turner tie

checking spread ratios, the thickness ride will smooth over the new asphalt. down a bucket that’s headed to
the Lake City shop to be repaired.

7 8 Paving Op. Sweeper


Rodney Davinport Op. Rahn
(5) - Pat Spahn pulls part of the acrow bridge toward Justin Rosato and Damon House Spralding
so they can grab it and set it in place before securing it to the piles. (6) - Brett Fowler helps
line the acrow bridge into place with Justin Rosato and Damon House on the other side. (7)
- John Colson III and Justin Rosato ensure the acrow bridge is lined up before securing Sweeper
it. (8) - A dump truck lets loose of 21 tons of dirt for Steven Bevington to spread with the Op.
dozer, building up the foundation. (9) - The acrow bridge is completely placed and finished. Anthony
(10) - Pat Spahn splices together rods to go into the dirt and piles. (11) - Steven Bevington Roller Ops. Al Williams and John
10 11 Riley
on the side of the acrow bridge welds on the rollers to ensure they hold the side panels up. Gibson

MOT Leader
Sanita Walker
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DES hen you get off the interstate on State Road 77 in Vernon, FL, head south (8) - James Gibson

IGN
for a little over ten miles until the Washington County line, and you will see adding the wood cut
one of the most recent design builds Anderson Columbia has taken on. With from Dehvin Jones

SR
Superintendent Bernard Davis heading the job, the project consists of milling and Gabriel Moultrie
to the side saddles.
and resurfacing, adding paved shoulders, subsoil excavation, drainage work

BU 77
and signal loop replacement. Eventually, one of the paving crews will come 8
in with 64,428 tons of Traffic C Superpave asphalt, along with 16,847 tons
of Friction Course and 224 tons of Traffic C Friction Course asphalt. Right
now, the new highway is preparing to be paved, with soil and grade work

ILD
happening and drainage and culvert work underway. The Superintendent (9) - Fuel Truck Driver
Leland Bischert making
for the highway construction portion of the job is Bernard Davis, and the
his rounds on the job,
Project Manager is Jason Barber. For the bridge portion of the job, the fueling up both dozers
Superintendent is Wayne Yarbrough, and the Project Manager is Zach Lawson. and the excavator.

Excavator Op. Loader Op. 9


(1) - Tony Mitchell
Excavator Op. Joe Stewart Fred Littreal
knocks a stake in the
Julian
Escobar ground and measures
how much to cut the
grade. (2)- Dozer Op. (10) - Jaylen Pinder, an

BERN DA
Alvin Baity signals equipment operator, helps
which way the truck with the traffic that comes

ARD VIS
needs to dump on the to and from the side
North end of the job road being constructed.
1 2
so he can distribute it.
10

(3) - Allen Smith,


SUPERINT
ENDENT
Eduardo Vicente,
Julian Escobar and
Inocente Olvera dig
out more dirt around the
framework of a culvert
they’re constructing on
the South end of the
job, getting it ready Eduardo Excavator Op.
3 for a concrete pour. Vicente Murray Batson

11

Foreman
Jackie Cowart

7 (11) - A large culvert, weighing roughly


around 33,000 lbs, is set during
Phase A of the project with the help of
(4) - Edgar Esquipulas, Mar vin Superintendent Wayne Yarbrough.
Canales and Jaime Canales help The project is currently in Phase C and
prepare the rebar for a concrete Phase D. (12) - Joe Stewart and
pour. (5) and (6) - Dehvin Jones Fred Littreal continue dirt work on the
and Gabriel Moultrie cut wood in side road, having to take 2’ of dirt out,
order to set up the side saddles. (7) preparing for lime rock placement for
12 Spencer Yancey 13
- Crane Op. Tony Rachal lifts two the side road. (13) - Edgar Esquipulas,
tons of #6 rebar for sub Lion Steel. Mar vin Canales and Jaime Canales.

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IN JAC
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hrough March 25 - 27, Anderson Columbia had the privilege of

POUR participating in Construction Career Days 2020, held at the Jacksonville

ING
Equestrian Center. Throughout the three-day event, an estimated
3,000 students came through the doors, from over 63 schools spanning
across 12 counties. Anderson employees Tara Beauchamp, Tymber

,
Anderson, Karyl Howell and Wyatt Schreiber were there to represent

F
CON
the company and inform students about opportunities, providing them

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with the company magazine, newsletter and a contact sheet to fill

CRETE
out. Owen Chancey and Kelvin Hollie from the Lake City shop were
(1) - Edgar Esquipulas works the screed
along with Delfino Morales, moving it across also there providing a hands on knowledge of how to operate a small
the new pour from the cement bucket. 1 excavator. Around ten high schoolers filled out a contact sheet to find
Esquipulas also works the concrete vibrator,
out more information about job and internship opportunities. Anderson
which consolidates the concrete by vibrating
the air from it, which in turn reduces the
Columbia hopes to have internship positions available by Summer 2020.
internal friction of the concrete and helps
it flow better throughout the tied rebar.

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(4) - Concrete seeps in between the spaces of he Owen Chancey and Kelvin Hollie outside the
rebar, being poured about 12” thick. (5) - Edgar Equestrian Center, allow high schoolers to attempt
Esquipulas, Amos Crader, Dehvin Jones using bull Tara Beauchamp and Tymber
to place a tire around a cone using a small excavator.
floats across the cement. (6) - The “A-Team” finishing Anderson inside talk to high
2 schoolers about the great
up around 58 yards of the deck. (7) - Jaime Canales 6 7
raking the cement to help create grip when it dries. opportunities Anderson
(2) - David Fisher smoothes out the concrete Columbia has to offer.
with a float to flatten any ridges or holes in it
and further embed the aggregate deeper into
the concrete, which helps retain strength when
it dries and solidifies. (3) - Delfino Morales 8 9
and James Gibson move the concrete bucket

O
as fresh concrete streams out. The bucket (8-9) - Foreman Mike Dorriety, QC Worker
4
can hold around 1 and 1/2 yards of concrete.
n March 5th, 2020, Anderson
Phillip Stone and Crane Op. Jack Crane.
Columbia participated in the
Blountstown High School 2020

PIPE 4
Career Expo. Project Manager Ethan
Strickland, Superintendent Rusty

CROSS Jernigan and Truck Driver Riley Project Manager Project Manager Ethan Strickland, Superintendent

ING
Ethan Strickland Rusty Jernignan, and Truck Driver Riley Brown.
Brown set up in the school’s gym
1 2 3 5 with magazines and newsletters
6
about the company and talked to
Foreman Barry Gilmore and his pipe crew have been laying 36” ADS pipe William Minchew and Bobby Lambeth shoveling lime rock and spreading it students about opportunities that
through the road. They filled it with 18” of dirt and then 14” of lime rock and across the dirt from where the pipe was laid. (2) - The crew take measurements
await them at Anderson Columbia.
are waiting on 20 tons of asphalt to finish covering it. Project Superintendent for asphalt. (3) - Superintendent Bernard Davis pushing lime rock with a
Bernard Davis says crews have been working 24 hours a day preparing for dozer. (4) - Fabian Gammons, William Amerson Jr. and J.J. Jenks placing Many were excited to learn about
the permanent transition for the tie-in where it becomes four lanes using an more lime rock, spreading it 8” thick. (5-6) - Tyler Adkins doing foundation the company and understand what it Truck Driver
automotive system. Barry Gilmore’s crew has been working during the day work near the northern end of the job, smoothing out lime rock. Wayne
means to be a part of the “A-Team.” Riley Brown
and Julian Escobar’s crew has been taking the night shift. (1) - Nick Hartman, Yalburro is the Superintendent and Zach Lawson is the Project Manager.
Travis Presley

Seven in the morning means it’s time to pour


concrete on the bridge. The crew finishes up the
right MSE wall by pouring seven yards of concrete on
it. Franco Russo and Terrence Presha completed
the pour while Hosea Brookes and Adrian Duncan
came in behind them and smoothed off the top,
ensuring there are no dips or holes throughout it.

P roject Superintendent Jimmy


Godwin and his crew have
been busy at Weems Road, digging
up to build to the current MSE
wall to place more MSE walls;
they have to tamp the dirt every
6”. Once all the dirt is removed,
Foreman
Adrian Duncan the crew placed the MSE walls
and then built the formwork for
the top of the wall. Once 24 hours
passed since pouring the concrete,
they removed the formwork.
Now the crew is continuing to
build the set up pad for the
bridge and prepare for further
Loader Op MSE wall and deck pours. The 4
1 Hosea Brookes Joe Bassett
Project Manager is Zach Lawson
(3) - Hosea Brookes and Concrete Foreman Adrian
(1) - Franco Russo, Terrence Presha, Travis Preshly and J.J. Winbush Jr. Duncan finish up the top layer, ensuring it is flat,
watch as Superintendent Jimmy Godwin excavates dirt for the MSE walls. (2) - smooth and sleek.
Presha and Presley take measurement below of how much has to be removed.

(4) - Hosea Brookes and Terrence Presha take off


the formwork from the MSE wall from the previous
nights pour.

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3

(3) - Brandon Mayo, Steven Lee, Denicholas Dauphin, Blake


Wooden and Joe Bassett finishing up rebar work on the far end of
2
the bridge.
Franco Russo, Hosea
Brookes and Terrence
Presha Travis Presley
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JUNCTION CITY MINING
TALBOTTON, GA A-MINING GROUP
QUINCY PLANT

he f lags at Junction City Mining are f lying high as


operations continue in full swing with rock and aggregate
coming off the belts and onto trucks. Blasting is being
conducted as usual, with about one blast every other week.
(Above) - Another scoop of 85

(Above) - Sean Snyder Jr. dumps another rock fills Adrian Burns’ bucket

load of screening top soil in to the distributor as he carries over to an awaiting

to then be sorted and placed through semi-trailer end dump truck.

the belts into different piles accordingly.

Screening Green Divot Crimson Stone Pine Bark Mushroom Red Cypress Sand Clay Lime Rock Base Lime Rock #57
Topsoil Sand Nuggets Compost Mulch

A Reminder From Your Safety Director

NEW RAIL SPUR


A vehicle can be a deadly weapon in the hands of a careless driver. More people are killed or injured in motor
vehicle accidents than in any other type of incident, both on and off the job. That’s why it’s so important to drive
defensively. Defensive drivers are always on the lookout for situations and conditions that could cause an accident.

IN PLACE Russell Akers, East


A Good Driver Always Thinks Ahead: Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination without rushing. Obey
Florida Safety Director
The Heath Quarry has been working to expand its footprint. One speed limits and consider possible bad weather, construction projects as well as other issues that might delay you.
step in promoting the growth of the quarry started with the A Good Driver is Always Prepared for the Worst: Expect the other driver will always do the unexpected. Leave room for other
relocation of the rail spur that borders the existing pit boundary. drivers to pass, change lanes, speed up or slow down unexpectedly. Always keep a safe stopping distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
By completing this project we have secured additional reserves that A Good Driver Always Keeps a Cool Head: Be willing to yield the right of way to other drivers and don’t drive aggressively.
will take us years into the future. JCM produces between 2.5M and A Good Driver is Always Alert: Keep your mind on your driving. Don’t be distracted by your radio, cell phone personal problems or
3M tons annually and supplies the Anderson Columbia/JCM yards work related issues. Never drive if you are drowsy. Don’t read a book or newspaper or try to eat. It takes self control to be a safe driver.
throughout Florida. The original railroad had to be relocated in order A Good Driver Obeys all Traffic Laws: Always wear your seatbelt, and never drive under the inf luence. Follow the posted speed limit,
to provide additional reserves for the mine. Now, the old railroad has while slowing down for school and construction zones, and always use your turn signals appropriately. Safety starts with you; if you
completely been torn down with the new one taking over. Plans for practice safe driving habit every time you get in your vehicle, the odds are in your favors that you will get to your destination safely.
blasting in the new reserves will most likely happen in the Fall of 2020.
41 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News
en Gates and his paving crew are busy on U.S. 231 in Jackson
County, FL,by dropping 2” of fresh asphalt across it. The
BEN GATES’ CREW
job is from the North end of State Road 73 and goes
to County Road 162 and the intersection of County
Road 162. Expected to be used are 16,657 tons • James Ballard
of Traffic C Superpave, along with 4,580 • Dwayne Campbell
tons of Friction Course and 959 tons of
• Michael Caudill
high polymore Friction Course. Also
• Jantzen Gates
a part of the job is milling, paving, Northbound I-75, Marion County, FL
resurfacing, grasswork, and the • Jerry Jackson
construction of a Restrictive • Leo Johnson
Crossing U-Turn at the
• Alvin McFarland
intersection with CR 1
162. The Project • Joshua McKinney

Manager is • Harley
Northington
B r y a n
Bucha n a n • • Robert
Tillman

2 4
R oy Boyette’s crew has been supplying the asphalt and
manpower for the new XL Lane at the Wildwood Weighstation
on the Northbound side of I-75. This 3,000’ long roadway used
ROY BOYETTE’S CREW over 15 trucks to complete it. The job required rigid pavement
reconstruction and it was difficult to know how thick of pavement
• Moseley Harris • Terrence Clayton was needed because the slope against the highway side of the lane
• Samuel Hollie • Christopher Jelks
(2) - • Brandon Lovett • Sandy Chaires changed constantly; anywhere from 0 to 4.” Superintendent Eli
(4) - • Benjamin Johnson • Roy Boyette
Michael Jerrels oversaw the project, and Tom Hysell was the Project Manager.
• Travis Loper • Ben Dexter
C a u d i l l , R.J. Cloud • Chris Dortly
3 5 7
R o b e r t operates the
Tillman and Leo sweeper and clears
Johnson, roll over debris ahead of the
the fresh asphalt to help rest of the crew to create
compact it and increase a pile for Jantzen Gates .
the density of the pavement.
(7) - Paving
(3) - Superintendent Rusty Foreman Ben Gates checks the level of 3 4

Jernigan walks along the paver 6 8 the asphalt, ensuring there are no dips in it.
with Alvin McFarland and Ben Gates.
(8) - Jantzen Gates operates the grader, clearing
(5) - Dumpman James Ballard walks up any grass and dirt from the shoulder of the road.
to the belly-dump truck to get the work order. 1 2
(9) - Jerry Jackson posts the asphalt work
(6) - Verne Skeete shovels up grass and dirt from an area order to the side of the paver to make sure
soon to be paved with help from James Brown in the sweeper. they know how much asphalt is being laid down. (1) - Moseley Harris operates the roller over the new asphalt.
(2) - Paving Foreman Roy Boyette uses a level against the
9
side of the lane and makes a guide with an orange paint mark
to show how thick his crew must pave in order to be accurate.

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(3) - Arthur “Pee Wee” Grant lays down a sticky coat of tac. (4) -
Lead Man Ben Dexter double checks the level of the fresh pavement as
the crew continues to pave. (5) - Tacman Terrance Clayton checks
Moseley Harris and
Sandy Chaires the depth of the asphalt. (6) - Sandy Chaires and Travis Loper ensure
enough asphalt is being laid and is at the correct depth and width.

PAVING ON Paving Op. Brandon

U.S. 231
Lovett
Shuttle
Dumpman Buggy
Benjamin Op. Samuel
Superintendent Hollie
Eli Jerrels Johnson
JACKSON COUNTY, FL

Affiliate News Anderson Columbia 43 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News
A lmost four miles of paving is to be
done on Penn Avenue (State Road
76) in Jackson County, FL. Ben Gates
TOWER ROAD PROJECT and his paving crew are up for the task,

CO M M E N D E D
paving 1 and 1/4” thick of asphalt down

PAVING
PENN AVENUE
the stretch. The crew feels confident in
their ability to finish the project within
the 150 day window provided. Along
On February 17, 2020, Anderson complaints regarding the work or with milling and paving, the project
Columbia received a letter from its prosecution. Furthermore, the also requires signage work, pavement
Ramon D. Gavarrete, the Public project has been completed ahead markings, drainage work and the
Works Director for Alachua County, of schedule and progressed without implementation and repair of sidewalks.
Around 4,798 tons of Traffic B
extolling the quality of work that deficiencies. Anderson Columbia
Superpave will be used along with 6,643
was completed on the Resurfacing staff were proactive in coordinating
Doug Waters and his paving crew laying asphalt on Tower Road and tons of Traffic B Friction Course. The
JACKSON C O U N T Y, FL
Job from SW 8th Avenue to SR their activities with our inspection West University Avenue. Superintendent is Rusty Jernigan, and
26 West University Avenue team and also worked to resolve the Project Manager is Bryan Buchanan.
Resurfacing from Tower Road to conflicts before they became issues.
SR 93 in Gainesville, FL. Gavarrete Doug Booth, Eli Jerrels, Daniel
wrote, I am writing to let you know Jerrels and Austin Miller are to be
that we are very pleased with the commended for their efforts. We
Eli Jerrels
B E N G AT E S ’
work that was performed on the are satisfied with the final results Garrett Moody and CREW
Paving Foreman Thomas “Squirrell”
Tower Road and West University and look forward to working Ben Gates Scott
Avenue Projects. We received no with this team in the future. Doug Booth Daniel Jerrels Daryl Branning
Harley Northington
Michael Caudill
Ben Gates
ANDERSON COLUMBIA WINS James Ballard

TWO NAPA AWARDS


Danny Strickland (1) - James Brown sweeps away dirt and cleans where the fresh
Paving Op.
Har vey Northington Josh McKinney asphalt will go in the sweeper. (2) - Steam rises up as Roller Op.
Robert Tillman follows the paver and flattens the freshly laid asphalt.
Alvin McFarland
(3) - Sherman Kornegay drives and operates the scribbler. (4) -
Anderson Columbia won a 2019 National Asphalt Pavement Association Jerry Jackson Har vey Northington, the paving operator, drops loads of asphalt

Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an Leo Johnson for the Jerry Jackson, Eddie Kornegay (MOT Leader), Michael
Caudill and Leo Johnson to spread around and shovel by hand, as
asphalt pavement, received during the association’s 65th Annual Robert Tillman
to get the curvature of the off ramp correct before Tillman would
Meeting in Maui, Hawaii. “All contractors’ projects earning a Quality James Brown come by again on the roller to flatten and compress it on the roller.
in Construction Award are measured against the best practices,” Shuttle Buggy Op.
James Ballard
said 2019 NAPA Chairman John Harper. “Earning the Quality in
Construction Award demonstrates that Anderson Columbia has met
or exceeded these rigorous standards.” The company won the award
for State Road 55 in Cross City, FL. This milling and overlay project 1
consisted of cross slope corrections on super elevated curves, 2” milling and then paving 14.7 miles of a four-lane divided highway. The
paving consisted of a 2” layer of a 12.5 mm structural course containing 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement and a 3/4” open-graded
friction course. Both quality control and smoothness numbers scored high for the project. The Superintendent of the project was Hunter
Anderson and the Project Manager was Tara Beauchamp. Anderson
Columbia also claimed another 2019 NAPA Quality in Construction
Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. This
time the award was won for State Road 15 in Hilliard, FL. This 2 3 4
project involved milling depths ranging from 1.5 to 4” and then
placing two lifts of a 12.5mm Level D course containing 20 percent (5) - Paving Foreman Ben Gates and Michael
Caudill measure out and spray lines as where
reclaimed asphalt pavement, which was followed by a 3/4” open-
to pave. (6-8) - Flagman Jeff Tyus signals
graded friction course. The final ride received high scores for traffic, along with the two other Flagmen on
both quality and smoothness. The Superintendent of the project the job, Trevin Cloud and Spenser Faircloth,
who are directing and maintaining the flow of
was Paul Raulerson and the Project Manager was Tony Williams.
traffic. (9) - Leo Johnson shovels asphalt 5 6 7 8 9
and makes sure enough is getting placed.

Affiliate News Anderson Columbia FLORIDA DIVISION 44 45 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News
TURNLANES
ON SR 26 WORK BEGINS AT

THE NORTH FLORIDA


T MEGA INDUSTRIAL PARK
hree different turnlanes on State Road 26 in Trenton, FL,
need drainage work completed on them. The Westbound
right turning lane at SE 70th Avenue. the Westbound left
turning lane at SE 25th Avenue, and the Eastbound left
IN LAKE CITY, FL
turning lane at County Road 307 (SW 30th Avenue).Jay Stephens
and his pipe crew are ready to take on the project, laying new
18” wide pipe and creating a 72” headwall for each of them. F oreman Jake Gardner as well as Dontae Harris
and Darius McQuay have begun building the
pad for the new Columbia Rail Spur in Columbia
Once Stephens and his crew tear out the old culverts and place
the new ones in, a paving crew will come and pave and resurface County, FL. When completed, Lake City will have
the turnlanes. A total of 3,188 tons of Traffic C Superpave a rail spur that connects to the Florida Gulf &
will be used as well as 1,726 tons of Traffic C Friction Course. Atlantic Railway via a CSX interchange. Anderson
Shoulder treatment, highway signage work and other incidental Columbia’s portion of the project should only take
construction are also a part of the project. The Superintendent Foreman around 180 days, finishing around the summer, Roller Op.
Jake Gardner Dontae Harris
Barnaby Edouard is Jeff Stemple and the Project Manager is Joshua McDougal. but the entire rail spur is expected to be completed
in December of 2020. The Superintendent is
A.J. Land and Project Manager is Tony Williams.

(1) - Shaki Har vey and


Allen Whitehead measure
across the turnlane to
determine where to make
the cut with the power cutter.
(2) - Pipe Foreman Jay
Stephens gets the loader
into position as he prepares Pan Op. Water Truck Driver
Darius Mc Quay Ralph “Lugnut” Johnson
to take out the existing
culvert on the turnlane.

A
1 2
new four-lane highway is coming for
County Road 484. Timothy Buchanan and
Tony Anthony Lewis have been busy on the
(3) - Ken Anderson cuts loader and grader preparing for it. Right now
into the existing asphalt with
STARTING ON THE they are in the early stages of the projects,
the power cutter. (4) - Allen preparing the dirtwork and cutting the grade
Frazier, Timothy Gattie, Jay
Stephens, Allen Whitehead
and Ken Anderson change
CR 484 PROJECT for the temporary road that’s going to be put
in, so they can begin construction on the
MARION COUNTY, FL actual road. The project length is 160 days,
the power cutter blade.
with the Superintendent being Eli Jerrels
3 4 and the Project Manager being Austin Miller.

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(5) - Pipe Foreman Jay
Stephens rips out the existing
culvert with the backhoe (7) - Shaki Har vey and Ken
loader. (6) - The 18” wide Anderson set up the transit to
pipe sits ready to be placed. shoot the elevations to ensure
Grader Op. Loader Op.
they are placing at the right depth. Tony Anthony Lewis Timothy Buchan
Anderson
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CR 115 A
little over seven miles of paving is getting done on LEVI BUSH’S

COUNTY, FL
NASSAU
County Road 115 in Callahan, FL. Paving 1 and 1/2”
thick, Richard Parker and his crew have been busy laying CREW FORT WALTON BEACH

AIRPORT
fresh asphalt on the county road along with Grade Foreman
Kyle Sampson and his crew, who have been mixing the dirt for
Benjamin Acosta
the new shoulder placement of the road. The project consists of
Roger Anderson
milling and resurfacing, as well as widening the road by 1’ and
Cedric Edwards
creating new 5’ shoulders on each side, as well as regrading
Thomas Hopkins
ditches, storm drain work and grasswork. Over 12,000 tons

A
of Traffic B Superpave asphalt as well as almost 8,000 tons of Elijah Daniels t the airport in Fort Walton Beach, FL, Anderson Columbia
Traffic B Friction is expected to be used. Adam French is the Clifford Canty is constructing an apron extension 850’ long on the West
Superintendent, and Joshua McDougal is the Project Manager. Kevin McCaskill side. Beforehand Paving Foreman Levi Bush and his crew put
1
Nickolas Pollocks in two test trips and then used FAA P104 asphalt mix on top.
Phillip Pollocks Eventually a parking lot big enough for five terminals will be
2
Javante Speights made, but drainage work must be completed first. Another
contracting company is going to come in and construct a new
satellite concourse building that the parking lot will be connected
to. Superintendent Bobby Braun said the project is like a jigsaw
puzzle because of all the existing utilities at the airport. Bush’s
crew paved 2 and 1/4” thick for the apron. The project started in
August 2019 and is expected to be completed in the 380 day window
in September 2020. The Project Manager is Kevin Buchanan.
2 3

1 3 4 5 5

(1) - Timothy Buchan stands up on the mixer, making sure the dirt is getting mixed
appropriately. (2) - Austin Robinson operates the spreader ahead of the mixer, watching
and ensuring the dirt is getting perfectly spread for the backbone of the new shoulders as
4 5
truck after truck continually dump fresh dirt into the spreader. (3) - Grader Op. Tony Lewis
follows the mixer alongside the new shoulder. (4) - Dylan Bonds comes behind the crew in
the roller, flattening and compacting the dirt. (5) - Dilon Dicks works on the spigots on the
back of his tac truck, cleaning gunk and dried-on tac from them so they will be spray better.

6 7 8 9

6 (1) - Levi Bush and his paving crew, along with help from Dylan
“Porkchop” Shepherd, make their way down the 850’ apron
(11) - Nicholas Robinson and Moseley Harris operate the rollers extension. (2) - Tarren Gordon signals for the paver to stop moving.
following the paver. (12) - Vershard Scippio looks over to make (3) - Dumpman Cedric Edwards looks into the current truck and tells
sure the pavement is being laid straight and no curves are being it to go ahead and keep pouring asphalt into the shuttle buggy. (4)
made with the asphalt. (13) - Shaun Coxwell walks in the space - Elijah Daniels and Clifford Canty shovel excess asphalt into the
between the paver and the shuttle buggy flinging excess rock loader operated by Jerry LeBlanc. (5) - Paving Supervisor Jerry
7 8 and debris from the path of the paver. (14) - Austin Robinson Tillman on the job. (6) - Mechanic Shelly Simpson operates the 10 11 12
goes by on the loader, carrying debris and pieces of broken sweeper and clears smaller debris from the paving site. (7) - Project
asphalt in his bucket from milling to the other side of the job. Superintendent Bobby Braun ensures everything is running smoothly. (8) - Roller Ops. Kevin McCaskill and Thomas Hopkins compacting
the asphalt behind the paver. (9) - Clifford Canty and Elijah
Daniels spread asphalt with rakes. (10) - Supervisor Sonny Carter
and Equipment Operator Harold Smith. (11-12) - Gatekeepers
Wilma Dubec, Burt Bell and Zack Braun at the front of the job.

11 12 (L) - WILMA DUBEC IS one of the company’s hires due


13 to COVID-19. She originally cleaned condos full time
9 10
for companies found through LandrumHR for over 18
(13) - Levi Bush, Clifford Canty, years. Due to COVID-19, people stopped renting out
(7) - Lead Man Luis Loza throws a shovel-full of asphalt to the other side of the pavement
Phillip Pollocks and Paving Op. condos and eventually Dubec never received another work
where (8) - Robert Williams is waiting with the rake to spread it evenly across the fresh
Roger Anderson. (14) - Shuttle schedule because of the lack of tourists in Fort Walton
asphalt to fill in any hole or dips. (9) - Paving Foreman Richard Parker supervises the job
Buggy Op. Javante Speights Beach. After her working her first week with Anderson
as the paver moseys on in front of him. (10) - James Ward operates the sweeper, removing
13 14 keeps the asphalt flowing 14 Columbia at the airport, she said, “This company has a big
unwanted dirt from the strip, getting ready for the paver coming closely behind him.
successfully into the paver. heart; all the people here are very nice and like a family.”

Affiliate News Anderson Columbia FLORIDA DIVISION 48 49 FLORIDA DIVISION Anderson Columbia Affiliate News
B en Gates and his paving crew were put in charge of paving Pirates
Cove Drive in Holmes County, FL. The project consisted of reworking STATE ROAD 77 A straightforward milling and resurface project is happening on State Road 77
in Bay County, FL. Fourteen miles of new asphalt is being laid by Ben Gates
and his paving crew, paving 1 and 1/2” thick asphalt. An estimated 64,428 tons

PAVING
5,100 square yards of asphalt on the 2,000’ street into the existing base
of Traffic C Superpave, 16,847 tons of Friction and 223 tons of Friction Course C
and constructing a 6’ base with 1.5’ of pavement. Striping, guardrail asphalt. Adding median paved shoulders, widening turn lanes, subsoil excavation,
improvements, grasswork, pavement markings and signage work were also drainage work and signal loop replacement is also part of the project. Starting
part of the project. The asphalt was paved 1 and 1/2” thick, and Gates and early in 2020, the job is expected to be completed within the 300 day window.
his crew installed two 3” high speed bumps near the start of the road. The BAY COUNTY, FL Jerry Tillman is the Superintendent, and Jason Barber is the Project Manager.
Superintendent is Buck Griffin, and the Project Manager is Kevin Buchanan.

(1) - Jantzen Gates, Joshua


McKinney, Alvin McFarland
and Michael Caudill
shoveling asphalt from the
5 6
loader onto the new speed
bump to build it up to 3”. (2) 1 2 3

- James Ballard telling truck


driver Jesse Moore how 1 2 (1) - Ben Gates and crew walking
much asphalt to dump into alongside the paver, ensuring the
the bucket of the loader. (4) asphalt is being laid properly. (2) -
7 8 Joshua McKinny, Jantzen Gates
- Alvin McFarland, Robert
Tillman, Michael Caudill and and Ben Gates shoveling asphalt out
Joshua McKinney finishing to the sides of the paver. (3) - Alvin
up the first speed bump. (5) (5) - Superintendent Buck Griffin. (6) - Truck McFarland and Joshua McKinny using
- James Ballard dumping Driver from Marianna Jesse Moore. (7-8) - a rake and shovel to spread extra asphalt
the asphalt to be spread for Water droplets fly and asphalt is compacted 4 on the fresh pavement. (4) - Alvin
the speed bump by the crew. as Paving Foreman Ben Gates makes a run McFarland and Gavin Good spreading
over the new speed bump with a plate tamp. 5 extra asphalt to fill in any missed spots
3 4 (6 - 7) - MOT Flaggers Eddie Kornegay and Vyki
or gaps. (5) - Ben Gates supervising
Manning helping direct traffic as the paver runs
the new pavement being laid and helps
alongside the right lane of SR 77. (8) - Tac Truck Driver
guide the width of the new asphalt.

STATE ROAD 95
Sammie Balcom running ahead of the paver to place
a thin layer of sticky tac on the freshly milled road.

CONCRETE POUR
A nderson Columbia has been subcontracted by Roads INC to complete a bridge
build in Pensacola, FL. The project consists of pre-stressing concrete piling
and girders, driving temporary and permanent sheet piling, placing tie back
6 7 8

(9) - Roller Ops. Leo Johnson and Robert Tillman


follow the paver and compact the fresh asphalt. (10)
anchors, installing MSE and temporary walls, three phases of bridge construction,
- Roller Op. Michael Caudill sits far behind Johnson
demolition of the existing bridge and installing the bridge deck, which includes and Tillman so the asphalt is cooler before he does
SIP’s, rebar installation, placing grind, groove and median concrete separators. the final pass over it with his roller. (11) - Buddy
Wayne Yarbrough is the Superintendent, and Scott Randall is the Project Manager. Summerlin, James Brown, Trevin Cloud and Jeff
Pyus about a quarter of a mile ahead of the paver
cleaning up where the road was milled with sweepers
and a generated blower on a truck. (12) - Paving Op.
9 10
Help from Rodney Har vey Northington. (13 - 15) - Sweeper Ops. James
Anderson’s crew in Brown, Trevin Cloud and Jeff Pyus cleaning and
East Florida came to piling up dirt on the strip before the new asphalt is laid.
the State Road 95 job
for a nighttime concrete
pour. Also assisting with
the pour were crews
from foremen Mike
Dorriety, Jackie Cowart
and Ralph Sutton.

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Affiliate News Anderson Columbia FLORIDA DIVISION 50


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E ight different areas spanning across three counties needed


paving upgrades ; mainly on and off ramps for I-10. All the jobs
required patch work and were part of a DOT maintenance contract.
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parking lots and bus loops. Rusty Jernigan is the
Superintendent, and Joe Fiore is the Project Manager.
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The Bypass in La Joya, TX�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 69

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Loader Op.
Hipolito Ruiz

Grader Op. Water Truck Driver Roller Op.


Hosea Gomez Sr. Aldo Mendoza Hosea Gomez Jr.

H ighway 85 in Dilley, TX, is well under way. Jorge Collazo and his crew are paving fifteen
miles, expecting the project to be completed sometime in 2022. With the job starting
back in December of 2019, Collazo and his crew have been excavating 11”, then replacing
those 11 inches by putting back 9” of type B warm mix and then 2” of type C superpave.

Looking back East on the job.

Alex Alvarado, Mario De La


Rosa, Jose Delaro, Charlie
Verdiguel Daniel Villezcas

Roller Op. Evaristo


Escamlla Mario Fuentes

On a different part of the job, Hector Nava and his crew and busy finishing the grade and doing
general clean up work, preparing to pave within the next week. In addition to the 13” of base,
2” of cement and 2” of superpave being used, the highway is going to be widened by a foot on
each side to give more of a robust shoulder for the road. The Project Manager is Rick Andrade.

Truck Driver • Felipe Tello


Martin Sosa
• Daniel Villezcas

• Jesus Sosa

• Juan Monzon

• Christian Domingez

• Luis Ramos
Water Truck Driver • Pablo Granados Roller Op. Grader Op.
Juan Monzon Erasmo Mendoza Juan Gomez Carlos Hernandez
• Angel Torres
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Moises Galban
Arnold Perez
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• Eduardo Segovia TX, is coming to a close. Paving Foreman Roy Norris said him
• Freddy Martinez
and his crew only have 600 to 800 tons of asphalt to go before E
the job is finished. The entirety of the project is 52 miles long
and includes nine turning lanes, widening the road, as well
as bridge work and shoulder work. Darrell Chancey is the
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Superintendent, with Rick Andrade as the Project Manager. A
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Orlando Tijerina
• Loader Operator
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Jesus Luevanos
• Groundman Bryan
• Edwin Ortegon
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• Hector Trevino
• Jose Saavedra
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• John Lara

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• Francisco Chavez
• Raymundo Martinez

QUARRY UTILITY CREW


• Daniel Zavala
• Eric Corona
• Joel Zavala

Quarry Manager
Roberto Salinas

Scalehouse Op.
PAVING CREW
Romelio Longoria
• Hugo Martinez
• Francisco Flores
• Oscar Gomez
• Tomas Jimenez
• Fernando De Leon
• Juan Barrera
• Kevin Ledezma
• Omar Leon
Skidsteer Op. • Ruben Flores
Alex Arevalo
• Manuel Flores
• Francisco
Loader Op. Excavator Op.
Sergio Linares Javier Ramirez • Hernandez
Justin Rodriguez, Manuel
Medrano Jr. and Roel Gonzalez • Martin Sosa
working on the conveyor belt, fixing • Mauro Flores
it from dropping material.

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L O A D • S O R T • P I L E • R E P E AT
WHEN IT Aggregate is rushed ahead on the belt to be sorted into one of

RAINS
several different piles.

Loader Op. Jorge Excavator Op. Luis


Rodriguez moves Olivas drilling away at
aggregate into a pile. bigger boulders.

(1) - An overview of the newly-commissioned plant from the log washer tower;
the plant is expected to run day and night, keeping the output of aggregate
constant. (2) - Plant Operator Gabriel Reyes and Environmental Assistant
Trent Jones. (3) - Control Operator Nick Rodriguez surveys the functioning of
the plant from the office. (4) - Scalehouse Op. Juan Martinez Jr. sends trucks
filled with aggregate through the scale and out of the plant. (5) - Fuel Truck Driver
Juan Martinez Sr. (6) - Maintenance Op. David Sauseda performs general
maintenance of the plant with a welding torch. (7) - Maintenance Op. Roberto
Rivera assists with the support welding of the conveyor. (8) - Plant Managers
Tyler Byrd and Daniel Barrs, both happy that the plant is commissioned and
running at full capacity, stand in front of the beginning of the plant, where the

IT POURS
1 excavators and loaders are hard at working dumping aggregate into the crusher.
(9) - A steady stream of rock flows up its last belt, heading toward a towering pile.

2 3 4 5

The Tejas Quarry in New Braunfels, TX, is Commissioned and Operational

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Rock pours from the conveyors
washers are either with scrubbers
to an or log washers,
always-growing the clay
pile ready circuit at some point in the future. The thickener solids in the thickener tank. This settling rate solids slurry from the dilute feed that came in at
unique in the fines andfornatural
the sand
loaders
and to scoop
water into
go one way to in place was designed to incorporate and process is typically between 8”-12” per minute and 6%-11% solids providing a 4 – 7 times reduction
trucks for commercial use.
global aggregate a process capturing the natural sand typically the phase 1 flow and be equipped and capable to needs to be faster than the rise rate of water in volume. The reduction in volume is realized in
p r o c e s s i n g stained with clay and deemed “Red Sand.” This consume the Phase 2 flow as well when added going to the weirs. The thickener has a set of clarified overflow water returned to the process
e q u i p m e n t sand is typically off spec as the SE is usually in the future. This Hi-Flo thickener is 100’ in rakes turned by a bull gear reducer drive that via external water storage tank situated adjacent
industry in quite high and not suitable for concrete sand due diameter and receives currently up to 120 STPH conveys settled solids from the perimeter of the to the thickener. In most cases the thickener
that they to color and poor SE scores. Attrition cells are to of clay waste tailings. Thickeners take in high tank wall down a false bed slope to the center reclaims and provides an immediate recovery
are designed provide particle on particle abrasion scrubbing volumes of dilute slurry with very fine particle cone. The center cone has a pair of underflow of 85 – 91% of the water reporting to it. The
to accept to clean sand grains much like Log Washers size clays and fine sand. Polymer is injected into lines that extend to the perimeter wall and are overflow quality is generally less than 200
and process do for rock. The cells are fed at roughly 70% the slurry at points either in the feed pipe or connected to an underflow pump outside the PPM and often times cleaner than the source.
“Nominal 12 solids by weight which is a high density slurry deaeration tank to establish a settling rate of tank. Typically, this underflow reaches 35-45%

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Inch minus to promote the scrubbing action. Lower density
The Tejas Plant at Sunset
material.” The allows for to much water to act as a lubricant and
he Tejas Quarry has been term nominal is lowers scrubbing efficiency. Sizing is based on
revamped with new equipment used as there are always pieces of rock that will a tons per hour to be scrubbed and the needed
from Phoenix Process pass screening or crushing that may be smaller retention time to clean the sand. Upon leaving
Equipment Co. Starting with than 12” in one dimension but, may be 15-18” the “Cell,” the sand is put to a rinse stage to
Junction City Mining Co., in in another, which is acceptable. These units allow the liberated turbidity to float off with the
2007, a good relationship has generally require roughly 0.7 – 1.2 gallons of
water to effluent and down stream treatment.
been held between Anderson water per ton of material feed which is fractional The process gets rid of “Red Sand” and allows for
Columbia and Phoenix Process Equipment. The as compared to Rotary scrubbers which can need the natural sand to either be combined with the
company provided the Tejas Quarry with the as much as 7 GPM / ton. The units are made with manufactured sand from the secondary plants or IN THE
equipment for the temporary wash plant in 2016. capacities on 100 Ton per hour increments from sold as a clean spec sand, which is the case at
Now, in the first quarter Tejas. The Tejas Quarry
CONTROL ROOM
of 2020, the Tejas plant is has 3 bucketwheels
The plant takes a break on the day of commissioning so the plant operations crew
officially commissioned. in place to receive all Loader Op. Sam Munoz deposits a
can determine what and adjustments are required to run at maximum efficiency.
Before it could happen flows and solids from bucket of aggregate to an awaiting
truck.
our company needed each of the 3 screening
a state of the art plant circuits. Bucketwheels
that incorporated are designed to take
efficiencies in water larger hydraulic
use, power, limited need loads than other sand THIS IS WHERE the magic happens. Nick
for material handling processing devices such Rodriguez sits and learns from Martin Aaron
as he operates all the controls of the plant on
from the pit to finished as sand screws, recover
the triple monitors and ensures everything Loader Op. Pablo Fajardo scraping up
product and stockpiles a greater range of sand is running smoothly, running tests and a bucket of aggregate at the start of the
with proven technology particles and provide a preparing the plant for its commissioning. plant.
that needed to be both higher degree of sand
operator friendly and discharge solids (Lower
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provide high standard moisture). The units are he Banrich Quarry was commissioned in March of 2020. With
of up-time. Phoenix 110 STPH – 660 STPH. Tejas has two of the 660 highly efficient on energy use as compared to
supplied equipment for the plant in four major STPH units, which are the largest units built and screws, sump, pump, and cyclone circuits and BAN production ramping up for the quarry, the adjacent Mimosa

RICH
Quarry will be deconstructed and moved over to the new site.
areas: Log washers, attrition cells, bucketwheels certainly the largest currently in use in North have very low maintenance or replacement
and a hi-flo thickener all became new additions America. These machines are set apart not only part requirements. Unique features to this QUARRY
to the plant in New Braunfels. This line of log in capacity of feed material both in size of feed technology include plenum floors for upward Teamwork & Leadership
and hourly throughput capacity but, in the robust current water to fine tune the bottom end of the It takes a really great team of people to create a new, fully
functioning plant site.  From the beginning of the project, using
physical construction and mechanical drive sand gradation, planetary gear drive systems,
the strengths of everyone involved - from Anderson Columbia Quarry Manager
Loaders come to and fro the
system. Each unit has a dry weight in excess of which require very low connected HP to tonnage (mining and asphalt divisions), Medina electric Co, Kolberg- Mann Lee
crusher, depositing tons of rocks
to be distributed through the 50 Tons with mechanically synchronized logs capacity ratios, and a gravity vacuum feature that Pioneer, Johnson Crushers and Texas Bearing Company. 
plant and sorted to its like pile. via rack & pinion bull gears. The ability to feed enhances the dewatering of the produce sand.
Technology
both fine and coarse rock fractions provide a The Tejas project is in it’s planned 1st phase
Among several distinct features of the new plant, we may
better scrubbing action to thoroughly clean the which pre project called for up to 11,000 GPM of underline the usage of automation (PLC) to maximize production
overall matrix. As is typical in the Texas karst water use at the plant. The 2nd phase estimates and VFD’s (e.g. variable frequency drives) to customize crushing
clay limestone deposits, once the rock is cleaned also planned for an additional 11,000 GPM requirements.

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Lopez and Valdo Cantu, Hebreto Rodriguez, Jose


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Victor Gonzalez Sr., Florentino Garcia, Jose


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Martinez Gonzalez Jr. to I-35 is open and ready for


traffic. The Superintendents

S uperintendent Hebreto Rodriguez says


they’re getting close to finishing the Cotulla
on the project were Hector Nava
and Jerry Jimanez, with Joseph
Galindo as the Project Manager.
Truck Relief project, which began around three
years ago. About two to three more months, in
which traffic lights will be installed, signage
placed, lines and stripes painted and the last
of the walls will be poured. Underneath the
bridges, the concrete and pipe crews lays 25’
NOT PICTURED: Mechanics Isidro of pipe. The bridge running adjacent to I-35
Garcia and Jesus Arellno totals 980’, while the Mustang Creek bridge
installed is 120’ and the UPR bridge ranges
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S
uperintendent Martin Gracia has been on the
Highway 83 project for nine months now. The two-
and-a-half year long project consists of 16 miles
of road reconstr uction. Although most of the road
already has passing and turn lanes, the A-Team
has been working on getting the groundwork
ready by cutting the grade and f lattening the dirt, getting
prepared to put lime rock down. Further up on the job, the team
installed a mobile aggregate plant to shorten the distance the
tr ucks have to drive to retrieve the materials. Jerr y Jimanez
is working on to put up new guards on the plant to keep dirt
from getting inside it. The Project Manager is Rick Andrade.

Grade Op. Roller Op.


Robert Garza Richard Rodriguez

Project Superintendent Gabriel Almazan, Davis Padron and Lee


Bridge Superintendent Jose Garcia, Garcia Grade Op. Roller Op.
Miguel De La Rosa, and Manuel Homer Lopez Jorge Guerra
Loader Op. Jaime
Gonzalez. Aguila

The rebar is cut, placed and tied, ready for the concrete pour. Jose Garcia
and his crew came through and poured the concrete, getting ready to
finish the off-ramp, finishing the section of the off-ramp coming from I-2.

Truck Driver Jesus


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he Bicentennial Overpass redesign and construction Superintendent Salvador Morales Joe Zulaica
project is getting closer to being completed, with only Jerry Jimanez

about six to eight months left on the project, according to Garcia’s crew completing
a night pour of concrete
Bridge Superintendent Jose Garcia. The I-2 overpasses had
on the off-ramp coming
to be raised by hydraulic jacks to make way for the new from I-2. The Project
height of the I-2 overpass bridge constructed; they were Manager is Lorne Johnson.
Environmental Assistant Trent
raised over 23rd Street and 10th Street. The crews are also Jones, with Superintendents
Jerry Jimanez and Martin Pneumatic Roller Op. Edward Fuel Truck Driver
responsible for trench work, pipe work and concrete paving. Gracia Galuvan Juan Moreno Sr.

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Preparing the beam to be set.
Galindo, Project Administrator Blas Garcia, Margarita Gonzalez Juan Moreno Jr.
Project Manager Jerry Carrillo, and
Operations Manager Raymond Quigg.

FOR THE GREATER GOOD


INSPIRED BY MR.
PROGRESS
Joe Anderson’s Camp Raul Tijorina and Excavator Op. David Garza
Guadelupe Vesa
Anderson, Operations installing braces.
Manager Raymond Quigg
Project Manager Front Desk
has created a similar camp,
Alex Norris Margie Parhm
called Camp the Ranch.
Quigg said he as he gets older, he feels more of a pull Loader Op. Juan Rodriguez
to give back to the community; he wanted to focus W
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on introducing kids to Christianity and shaping
oth bridges span 3/4 of a each side. At the West end of
them in the right way. About 35 kids a week, for
a total of around 125 kids a summer, attend Camp S mile, while the connector
bridge, about a quarter mile up
the project, the bridge connects
back to Highway 83, while the
the Ranch, and get to fill their time there with
hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities. First
L Bernie Zamora
the project, is 400’ long. The East end intersects with FM
opening its doors five years ago, Quigg said it’s A Jr. and Johnny
Sandoval
project has roughly two more 2221. Area Superintendent
a very rewarding experience to see the kids learn
and grow and expects many more kids to come
C years, according to the project
supervisor, Jim Barker. David
is Lee Garcia and the Project
Manager is Lorne Johnson.
Safety Coordinator Safety Director Accounts Payable
experience Camp the Ranch for years to come. O David Abrego III Mark Garza Leticia Ybarra Garza and Juan Rodriguez are
busy land clearing for the Bernie Zamora Jr., Johnny
Sandoval, Roger Ortiz, and Jose
Jaime Garza new bents, clearing 30’ on
Ramirez creating wooden braces
to go alongside the deck of the
bridge to serve as a safety rail.
Rene Garcia

Lift Op. Armando Gamez

Human Resources Equipment Time Keeper


J.R. Garza, Geronimo Onozio
Susie Valdez Aurora Valdez
Sr., Bernie Zamora Sr. and
Bernie Zamora Jr. standing
on the first bridge constructed,
Office Manager
Susie Valdez
Project Manager
Lorne Johnson
TEAMWORK. PROJECTION. MANAGEMENT. working on the wooden fall
Jorge Aguilor, Armando
protection wall.
Villorreal and Regulo Perez on
the second bridge. Jim Barker
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EEO/AA POLICY AND PLAN
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
1964, Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 793), the Americans with
which expressly include minorities and women, including upgrading programs and apprenticeship and trainee
programs relevant to the Company’s employment needs, especially those programs funded or approved by
all the hard-working employees of this pleasure of meeting brings exceptional value to
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. company; without you, this newsletter would this company. Because of dedicated employees

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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 not be possible. It’s important to know that like you, our company is able to continue
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 your efforts and labors do not go unnoticed, to expand and take on greater projects and
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. and without your determination and moxie, help our local as well as distant communities
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, the cities our company serves would look achieve exceptional infrastructure. Quality
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 vastly different. No matter what part you play is what we strive for and due to the type of
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. in the project, whether you’re taking dirt from company you’ve built us to be, we’re able to
4. Rate of pay or other forms of compensation 8. Disseminate the Company EEO policy externally by including it in any
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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. of a paving crew or even holding a sign for we complete. Anderson Columbia is thankful
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
MOT, the job would not be able to be completed and sincerely appreciative of the endeavors
It is the policy of this Company to continuously maintain the appointment of an Equal Employment
Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer). The name and contact information for the EEO Officer will be
and training organizations serving our recruitment area and our employment needs. Not later than
one month prior to the date for the acceptance of applications for apprenticeship or other training
without your contribution. When taking on of each employee and looks forward to the
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, vast projects as our company does, in order future opening on the horizon because of you;

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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 for the complex segments of the project to thank you for all your hard work. If you have
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. go well, the simple ones must be rocksteady any feedback or comments of suggestions
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. and efficient first. Superintendents, foremen, for the Anderson Columbia’s Affiliate News
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
supervisors, equipment operators, MOT newsletter, please don’t hesitate to email

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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 workers, are all responsible for critical roles me at wyatt.schreiber@andersoncolumbia.
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. in the construction process; with just one com; I’d be happy to talk with you.
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. missing, the project runs the risk of falling

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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 apart. Value is not determined by what your
employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training including
apprenticeship, layoff or termination, or treatment during employment. The Company has
solicitations to minority and female contractor associations and other business associations.
16. Conduct a review, at least annually, of all supervisors’ adherence to
job title is, but how well you do the job you’re - Wyatt Schreiber, Magazine and Marketing
affirmative action obligations in the hiring of minorities, females, disabled and veteran’s applicants.
We will not use goals, timetables or affirmative action standards
and performance under the company EEO policies and affirmative action obligations.
assigned, and every employee I’ve had the Manager
to discriminate against any person because of their race, religion, color, age, RECORDS

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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.
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
REPORTING OF COMPLAINTS

If at any time anyone feels he or she has been discriminated against because of sex,
An Extra Thanks to Those Who Sent Photos or
we have employment opportunities available, and maintain a record of the organization’s responses.
3. Maintain a current file of the names, addresses and telephone number of each minority and
race, religion, color, age, national origin, disabilities or Vietnam Era and Social Disabled
Veteran status, they should report this matter to the company EEO Officer
Contributed to the Making of This Newsletter
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,

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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 • Joey Anderson III
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 • Trent Jones
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.
• Daniel Barrs

Florida Contact Information • Ronaldo DosSantos

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

AU.S. Dept. of Labor, Reg. Dir., Office of Federal Contract Compliance U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tampa District Office • Debra Ward

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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
• Skipper Jones

• Kevin Buchanan
Texas Contact Information
• Chris Harris
Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General 1-800-424-9071 U.S. Federal Highway Administration
• Scott Randall
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300 E 8th St.; Suite 826, Austin, Texas 78701 512-536-5900
• Tony Williams
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 • Joshua McDougal

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