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Stop the Snow!! We are anxious to get back out to the jobsites, but it has been a very slow start this spring. We need the weather to be more cooperative, but hopefully soon we'll have everyone back out there working.
This will be the final year for our Thruway project between exits 23 and 24. We're also still on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady. It was a tough bidding season but we were glad to have been low bid on several projects. RCC crews will still be in Massachusetts, and are also continuing work at the Nano Center in Albany. MES will be in Tompkins Co. and Oneida Co. RCI crews will be doing bridge work this year as well as reconstruction and improvements in Saratoga, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. Some new jobs further afield will also be starting once the season gets underway. Office crews have been busy all winter bidding projects, and planning and staging for the upcoming season.
PES truck drivers were involved over the winter with the clean up effort downstate, making many hauls of debris to landfills. Mechanics have also been hard at work all winter getting the equipment back into tip top shape. We did a lot of rock removal and our bucket teeth took a big hit, lots of rebuilding and repair on those guys! Remember, if you have any good used equipment for sale, or have a need for a specific piece, give Tom Stevens a call.
The New Castle Asphalt plant is open for the season. This first rate Gencor Ultraplant is fulfilling our expectations in quality asphalt production. Located at the Port of Rensselaer, we invite you to stop by and have a look. We'd be happy to quote you on your asphalt needs.
The Heart Walk is coming up soon, May 4th, at The Crossing in Colonie. See above for details on the Crohn's & Colitis Golf outing at the County Club of Troy in July. This year's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night walk at Siena College is on Saturday, September 28th. We'd love to have you join us. Rifenburg Race Night at Lebanon Valley will be Saturday, July 13th. We're looking forward to a great racing season.
For those of you who want to look ahead and MARK YOUR CALENDARS -- Next year's safety meeting with all three companies, is set for MONDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2014 at the Troy Hilton Garden. Also, the annual HOLIDAY PARTY will be Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at the lovely Franklin Plaza Inn and Suites in downtown Troy.
We had a terrific safety meeting at the Troy Hilton Garden on March 4th. Our keynote speaker this year was Tony Crow. We so often forget how important safety is - we really take it for granted. Tony was with his son on his way out for a day of hunting when he passed a truck with two fellow hunters all dressed up in orange. Tony made a comment to his son about how those guys must be city folk - obviously more sissy than the two of them - long time hunters who knew what was what. They got out hunting, Tony told his son he was going to walk down the fence line, and up come the quail, his son fired, and now Tony is blinded for life. The thing that Tony came away with was that this accident didn't just change his life forever, it also changed his son's life, his wife's life, his entire family, friends and co-workers. One simple little safety step not taken, life changed forever. Our safety message this year -- It's not just about you, Accidents change lives forever. Let's be Safe out there!