Sustaining Steward Spotlight: Cianbro (February 2018)

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:11 PM | Anonymous

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Cianbro is one of the nation’s largest, most diverse, successful, 100-percent employee-owned (30th largest in the United States), open shop, construction and construction services companies. They are currently operating in five markets across more than 40 states and employ over 4,000 team members. Cianbro manages and self-performs work in five markets: Building; Oil, Gas & Chemical; Infrastructure; Power & Energy; and Industrial & Manufacturing.  

The firm safely and efficiently plans, manages, and constructs many technically complex, historical, and environmentally sensitive projects for a wide variety of public and private clients. Cianbro’s total commitment to safety is enthusiastically supported by its team members, and the organization has been named the Healthiest and Safest Company in America by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Cianbro and its team members have been nationally recognized as the Contractor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of America, and has also received awards for Excellence in Construction, Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement, and Engineering Excellence. The firm was ranked 103rd on the list of the Top 400 Contractors in America in 2017, tabulated by Engineering News-Record (ENR) based on contracting revenue.

Cianbro has a long history of completing projects that support energy and environmental sectors in Maine and around the nation. A segment of the company’s large workforce focuses on building and maintaining Maine’s bulk transmission, substations, and distribution for all major utilities in the region, in an environmentally stringent manner. Cianbro has completed projects in many of Maine’s hydropower generation facilities in order to improve operational efficiency and lessen environmental impacts, e.g. the construction of fish lifts and the rehabilitation of turbines and generators. The company is also the constructor for some of Maine’s most challenging wind and solar power projects; the most recent example being the completion and commissioning of the largest solar producing energy facility in Maine and within the jurisdiction of ISO New England. 

The Pittsfield Solar Project consists of 40,300 solar panels erected on 57 acres of a 115-acre parcel owned by Cianbro off Route 2 in Pittsfield. The Pittsfield Solar Project has the capacity to send up to 9.9 megawatts of AC electricity to the grid, enough to supply 6,500 homes at peak generation. Cianbro submitted its application for the solar facility to the Maine Public Utilities Commission in the autumn of 2015 under the PUC’s Community Based Renewables Energy Program. Following the award, Cianbro crews broke ground for the facility at the beginning of August in 2017. The Pittsfield Solar Project went online, producing energy commercially, on December 23rd of 2017 – a rapid five-month completion. 

Cianbro is an E2Tech Sustaining Steward and Chad Allen is a Member of the E2Tech Board of Directors. 

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