Stories about Cianbro

A $250 million expansion and modernization project is under way at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

OSHA investigating injury at EMMC construction site

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 18, 2013, at 4:40 p.m.
BANGOR | The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating an incident that left a construction worker on the Eastern Maine Medical Center expansion project with a broken leg, according to a Cianbro spokesperson. Alan Grover, Cianbro communications manager, said an employee of a subcontractor on the project was …
VolturnUS, a wind turbine designed and built at the University of Maine, became the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine in the Americas to provide electricity to the power grid in June.

UMaine submits bid for floating wind turbine deal

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 03, 2013, at 5:04 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine filed a bid with the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 30 to send long-term renewable energy produced by UMaine’s floating wind turbines to the state. “UMaine believes this is a strong proposal from the newly formed Maine-based company Maine Aqua Ventus I …
Workers put the finishing touches on the installation of the clock on the tower of the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Oct. 25.

Bangor arena construction on track, project manager says

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 30, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.
Jon DiCentes hears a lot of comments from people about the ongoing construction of the Cross Insurance Center, even when people have no idea who he is or what he does. And the talk rarely fails to bring a smile to the face of the project manager …
A barge loaded with steel modules made by Cianbro Corp. moves toward Searsport on the Penobscot River in 2009.  Cianbro has purchased a steel fabrication facility in Massachusetts.

Cianbro grows capacity, reach with acquisition of Mass. steel plant

By Whit Richardson on Sept. 05, 2012, at 11:45 a.m.
PITTSFIELD | Cianbro has acquired a steel fabrication facility in Massachusetts that will significantly increase its capacity, expand its services and allow the company to pursue bigger projects. Pittsfield-based Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corp. purchased a 40,000-square-foot fabrication and coating facility from Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. for an undisclosed …

Cianbro, Maine schools sign workforce education agreement

By Whit Richardson on Aug. 30, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.
FAIRFIELD | Cianbro, the Pittsfield-based construction company, on Tuesday signed agreements with three Maine schools that will allow its employees to earn academic credit for completing employer-provided training courses. Cianbro signed separate agreements with Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, St. Joseph’s College of Maine and the University of …
Silhouette of Cianbro Corporation chairman and CEO Peter Vigue with map backdrop of the proposed east-west highway.

Is a private toll highway rural Maine’s road to prosperity?

By Tom Groening on Aug. 10, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | When it comes to the east-west highway he has touted for more than a decade, Peter Vigue talks more in the terms of a missionary than a businessman. It becomes clear in a two-plus-hour interview at his Pittsfield office that the proposed highway is not merely another …
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage names nine Maine communities ‘business-friendly’

By Matthew Stone on June 06, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage unveiled Maine’s first officially designated “business-friendly” communities Wednesday morning, giving the title to nine towns and cities around the state. Nineteen communities had been nominated for the new program but only Augusta, Bath, Biddeford, Brewer, Bucksport, Guilford, Lincoln, Saco and Sanford made the cut. …
Cianbro Corp. CEO Peter Vigue

Peter Vigue to promote east-west highway to Lincoln Chamber

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 09, 2012, at 6:21 p.m.
Cianbro Chairman and CEO Peter Vigue will tell Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce members Friday why he thinks a privately funded east-west highway connecting two Canadian provinces through Maine should be built. Vigue will be the Chamber’s special guest speaker during its annual awards dinner Friday …
Workers in their safety harnesses carefully position a crane-hoisted roof beam into place atop the new Bangor Arena on Friday morning, Feb. 24, 2012. With the help of unseasonably warm weather, the arena construction remains on schedule.

Arena project on schedule as auditorium hosts tournament week

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 24, 2012, at 8:22 p.m.
BANGOR | Jon DiCentes’ office is only about 200 yards from the Bangor Auditorium’s main entrance, but he hasn’t taken in a single basketball game this week. The senior project manager for Cianbro hasn’t had time to enjoy the electric atmosphere inside the 58-year-old structure during tournament week because …
Tethered to safety harnesses, workers scale the lattice of rebar at the future Bangor arena and convention construction site Monday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2011.

Framework for Bangor arena rising

By Andrew Neff on Dec. 16, 2011, at 8:57 p.m.
While the unseasonably warm late fall weather made conditions more comfortable for those working on the arena and events center construction site off Main Street, it wasn’t as much of a plus as many would think. “It becomes annoying when it’s warmer,” said 37-year-old Jon DiCentes, a …
Jobseeker David Rudolph, 79, of Thomaston spoke at Wednesday's summit on Maine's older workers about some of his experiences looking for work. He has experience in the fields of education, community mental health and social services, was a small business-owner and more over the last several decades and is now seeking full or part-time work, preferably in administration.

Older workers crucial to Maine economy

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 05, 2011, at 6:37 p.m.
NORTHPORT | Job seeker David Rudolph is educated, with several degrees under his belt. He’s experienced, having worked in various positions ranging from chief of security at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland to longtime owner of a bridal shop in Dexter. He’s also 79 years old. And that …
Peter Jumars, the director of School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, talks about an observation buoy at the future site of an offshore wind energy test turbine about two miles south of Monhegan Island during a tour of the area Monday. On the left is Dr. Christopher Hart of the U.S. Department of Energy on the right is Peter Browne of HDR Enigineering.

U.S. energy official, researchers visit offshore wind site

By Matt Wickenheiser on June 13, 2011, at 10:11 p.m.
MONHEGAN ISLAND | The group walked up winding dirt streets, past gray clapboard homes and studios, by an artist painting a roadside scene, to a white trailer at the top of a hill that had radar sensors whirring in circles, scanning the skies. Idyllic Monhegan Island, an out-of-the-way artist …
John McPeek, 58, and Mary Jane MacKenzie, 62, both work at the Broadway McDonald's in Bangor and are part of a group of older workers that continue to work into their retirement years. McPeek, a two-year employee, works the grill and McKenzie has been the resturant's hostess for the past 14 years.

For many older Maine workers retirement is not an option

By Andrew Neff on Feb. 11, 2011, at 2:53 p.m.
The state’s rapidly aging work force is posing serious challenges — as well as opportunities — for employers as they confront a steep decline in the number of younger Mainers ready to punch the clock. Meanwhile, older workers — experienced and healthier than ever — are facing their own challenges …
Cianbro Chairman and CEO Peter Vigue praises co-workers and others involved in the success at  Cianbro's Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Maine in 2009. On Friday, the Pittsfield, Maine-based contractor said it had acquired a Texas company with 1,500 employees.

Cianbro acquires major Texas contractor

By Matt Wickenheiser on Nov. 05, 2010, at 11:59 a.m.
Cianbro announced this morning that it has acquired Starcon International Inc., a Texas-based company that has 1,500 employees throughout the United States. According to a company statement, the acquisition will “launch one of the East Coast’s largest diversified general contractors into the $12 billion refining and petrochemical service business, with …