Awards & Recognition
Lane is proud to be the recipient of numerous awards and letters of commendation for outstanding achievements in the construction industry. Each year, the company receives recognition for excellence in construction by public transportation agencies as well as numerous industry associations.
Awards and Recognition 2012
A. Max Brewer Bridge Design-Build Project Wins Two Awards
Aug. 14, 2012
The A. Max Brewer Bridge design-build project in Florida has been honored with not one, but two regional awards. The project won in the 2012 America’s Transportation Awards competition in the “Best Use of Innovation: Medium Project” category. The competition recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.
Lane Wins ARTBA’s 2012 “TransOvation” Award
July 17, 2012
Lane is one of three recipients of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) “TransOvation” award for 2012. The award program recognizes and honors innovative transportation infrastructure-related techniques that quantitatively improve transportation safety while saving time and money.
Lane’s winning concept is the Temporary Median Access Bridge and Ramps on the I-85 Widening design-build project in Cabarrus County, NC. Most of the new roadway width is being constructed in the existing 70-foot median, which created a difficult access challenge and safety concerns. Lane staff devised the solution of a temporary bridge and ramps to provide safe, unimpeded access to the I-85 median.
Lane Sweeps HCCA Safety Awards in Virginia
May 4, 2012
Lane was honored with five awards from the Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA) at its annual safety dinner held this spring in Manassas, VA. “Lane/Virginia Paving has just about run away with all the safety awards that we give out,” says Les Eszenyi, Executive Director of the HCCA, adding that he couldn’t recall any other company receiving as many safety awards as Lane did this year.
The awards were presented on March 18:
- Virginia Paving Company (VPC) was honored for Outstanding Safe Work Practices in paving operations with over one million safe work hours for 2011.
- HCCA presented two awards in a new category—Safety Innovation—and both went to Lane employees. Chris Phipps, Shop Foreman at VPC-Alexandria, won for the portable, lighted flagged station he designed. Justin Wells, Plant Foreman at VPC-Stafford, was honored for his contributions on a safe dump truck bed access rack located at the Garrisonville hot mix asphalt plant location.
- Mark Jones, a Truck Driver at VPC-Norfolk, received the Humanitarian Award for his commendable efforts when he offered assistance to a motorist in distress. Jones stopped to offer help when he observed a vehicle fire on the shoulder of I-64 while en route to a job site.
- J.R. Glascock, Mid-Atlantic Regional Safety Manager, received the Robert E. Woodward Memorial Safety Professional of the Year Award, HCCA’s highest honor for a safety professional.
National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) Awards for 2011 Achievements
Quality in Construction Award (non-typical pavements category)—Daytona International Speedway repaving project in Florida
Quality in Construction Award (highway pavements over 50,000 tons category)—Rea Contracting, a division of Lane, for a widening project on North Carolina Highway 16 in Mecklenburg and Union Counties, NC
Quality in Construction Award (highway pavements over 50,000 tons category) —Rea Contracting, a division of Lane, for improvements to South Carolina Highway 274 in York County, SC
Community Involvement Award—Charlotte, ME location for its many community service activities
Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award—Virginia Paving Company (VPC), a division of Lane, for a safe dump truck bed access rack designed and constructed by employees of the Stafford, VA Business Unit (BU)
Virginia Paving Company (VPC) was named a finalist in NAPA’s Asphalt Operation Safety Innovation Awards category. Pictured (l-r): Safety Representative Robby Oliff and General Foreman Chris Phipps of VPC’s Alexandria Business Unit hold the NAPA plaque that Phipps received for the portable lighted safety flagger station he developed. Oliff submitted Phipps’ invention to the NAPA awards competition; winners were announced in January 2012. © Lane
Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Finalist—VPC for the Alexandria, VA BU’s portable lighted safety flagger station
Ecological Awards for New Asphalt Facility Finalist—White Brothers’ (a division of Lane) plant in Westbrook, ME
Brochure Finalist—Bangor, ME location for Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)