June 24, 2016


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The Workforce behind the SouthEast Connector Project

Dear Stakeholder:

At the peak of construction operations, the SouthEast Connector Project has approximately 200 employees on its workforce including part-time internships to full-time management positions.

“Many craftsmen left our area in past years due to the downturn and are now returning to Northern Nevada which is great news for our community and for our industry,” said Brian Roll, Granite Construction Project Manager. “Large jobs like the SouthEast Connector can attract highly qualified tradesmen and professionals to our area who stay long term as our local economy continues to recover and grow.”

Since January 2015, the project team has employed:

  • 17 military veterans
  • 90 craft employees comprised of operators, laborers, carpenters and masons from the local unions
  • 54 sub-craft employees comprised of the above unions as well as the iron workers and electricians from 40 different subcontracts and service agreements
  • 26 full-time salary management personnel comprised of office administrators, project engineers, superintendents and managers
  • 6 paid interns, 2 who have been hired on as full-time engineers since graduation and 4 currently running through the summer including students from both local and out of state colleges

“The SEC is a major benefit to the local economy…all craft employees are paid prevailing wage and the project itself is funded from 100% from local gas tax,” stated RTC Project Manager Garth Oksol.

The remainder of the project team includes a variety of personnel such as inspectors, scientists, engineers, and project managers.

For more information please call the project hotline at (775) 789-9832 or email Info@SouthEastConnector.com. For additional information and to sign-up to receive updates visit SouthEastConnector.com

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Summer interns with Granite Construction from left to right: Thomas McClelland, Earthworks Intern, from California Polytechnic State University; Antonio Salazar, Safety Intern, from Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Claire Schrekenberger, Structures Intern, from University of Nevada, Reno; and Dalton Gualco, Drainage Intern, from California State University, Chico.

Summer interns with Granite Construction from left to right: Thomas McClelland, Earthworks Intern, from California Polytechnic State University; Antonio Salazar, Safety Intern, from Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Claire Schrekenberger, Structures Intern, from University of Nevada, Reno; and Dalton Gualco, Drainage Intern, from California State University, Chico.

Pile driving crews prepare a steel pipe to be hammered into the ground to form the foundation of the bridge at the Boynton Slough Bridge location.

Pile driving crews prepare a steel pipe to be hammered into the ground to form the foundation of the bridge at the Boynton Slough Bridge location.

 

 

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