A Message From
Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.
Vecellio Group, Inc. President, Chairman
For project owners, one of the upsides during a slow economy is getting more work done for less money due to the extremely competitive bidding environment.
Bids for needed public works projects or proposals for new business development plans often meet or beat engineering estimates, stretching the owners money.
So it makes good sense to move projects with long-term benefits from the planning stage to construction, especially in the transportation sector, where a backlog of important projects awaits funding.
The positive impact from this is two-fold: funds are maximized to obtain the best return on investment, while creating and keeping jobs that lift the entire economy.
Transportation contractors support enacting viable funding solutions that meet our nations long-term infrastructure needs, while releasing more vital projects for bid-letting and construction in the short-term.
Sharpe Tops Five Years With No Lost-Time Incidents
(3rd Quarter 2011)
Sharpe Bros., a Vecellio & Grogan division serving the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina with grading, paving and utilities services, has reached another safety milestone.
Sharpe crews have surpassed five years of working with no lost-time incidents. The achievement was celebrated with a buffet breakfast at which five flat-screen TVs were given out as door prizes. Prizes also included four $100 cash gifts and Sharpe promotional items.
In West Virginia, Vecellio & Grogans shop team, Beckley Equipment Repair, has logged over two years without any lost-time incidents, while in Florida, Ranger Constructions Winter Garden operations have reached one year without losing any time.
Sharpe Bros. VP Ivan Clayton holds a plaque from Steve Beals with Travelers, far right, marking five years with no lost time incidents. Also shown are Vecellio Group VP Safety John West, Sharpe Division Safety Manager John Riley Jr., Vecellio & Grogan President Bill Medcalf, Vecellio Group VP Michael Vecellio and VP Safety Mark Ligon.