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Ranger Asphalt Plants Earn NAPA Awards
(3rd Quarter 2004)

Four hot-mix asphalt plants owned and operated by Ranger Construction and Ranger Construction — South have been honored once again by the National Asphalt Pavement Association for operating in an exemplary manner.

For the second consecutive year, Ranger’s Winter Garden, Ft. Pierce and West Palm Beach facilities, and Ranger South’s Pompano Beach facility have received NAPA’s prestigious Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Hot-Mix Asphalt Plant/Site Operations.

To qualify for the Diamond Awards, plants must demonstrate compliance with industry regulations and environmental procedures, and have neat, well-kept properties and facilities.

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Ranger South Races To The Finish At Gulfstream Track
(3rd Quarter  2004)

Ranger Construction — South is in the home stretch of a “fast track” schedule to prepare Gulfstream Park, a renowned horse-racing facility in Hallandale, FL, for its racing season.

Ranger was awarded three phases of site development work at the facility, involving two race tracks and the expansive stable and grandstand areas.

Within a week of earning the Phase 1 contract in April, Ranger had mobilized and started reconstructing the 170-ft. wide, 1-mile oval turf track. The contract also included construction of a new 90-ft. wide, 1 1/8-mile dirt track just outside the turf track.

   Ranger South worked on a “fast track” schedule to complete site development in time for the racing season at the Gulfstream horse racing facility in Hallandale, FL.

To have the tracks ready for the racing season, final grading of the turf surface had to be completed by July 10 so the grass would have time to mature, with the remaining work completed by late fall.

It was a monumental task given the compressed time frame. Ranger South crews worked long six- and seven-day weeks based on the demanding schedule.

The project required approximately 182,000 tons of embankment, 50,000 cu. yds. of site excavation and 61,000 cu.yds. of lake excavation.

The turf track called for more than 33,500 tons of base, 50,000 tons of sand and 42,000 tons of select cushion material. The dirt track required over 21,500 tons of base, 13,000 tons of sand and 27,000 tons of running surface.

Phase 1 also called for the installation of 42 drainage structures, a water distribution system, and more than two miles of drainage pipe.

During construction of the first phase, the Gulfstream Racing Association awarded Ranger two additional phases, involving site work and infrastructure for the stable and grandstand areas. The extra work came with a time extension, but production schedules have remained extremely tight down the home stretch. Ranger South crews are taking it all in stride and are doing an excellent job reaching their objectives.

This is the third project Ranger South has worked on for Gulfstream’s parent company, Mega Entertainment Corporation (MEC). Project Director for the owner is Jerry Klint, assisted by Senior Project Manager Jeff Gooch and Jan Hansen, who is responsible for entitlements and permitting.

For Ranger South, General Supt. Chris Watson has primary on-site responsibility, while Michael Mills bid the work and is Project Manager. Also due thanks are Grading Manager Kevin Sosinsky, Grade Supt. Raymond James, Pipe Supt. Jose Reid, and the entire team of dedicated employees and subcontractors who are involved on the project.

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