Greenberry Industrial was recognised with a 2007 Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC) Distinguished Project Award for its work on the Port of Everett.
PORTLAND, Ore. ˆ Transforming the Port of Everett into a top cement distribution facility in less than a year has earned Greenberry Industrial one of the region’s highest construction honors.
The Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC) recognized Greenberry Industrial for its work at the Port of Everett with a 2007 Distinguished Project Award at the Council’s Annual Conference on Nov. 1. The venture was honored in the NWCCC’s Private Projects Over $10 million category.
"The Port of Everett project was a great opportunity for us to show that we can take on high-profile jobs," said Greenberry Industrial Vice President of Business Development Jim Wright. "It was one of Greenberry’s largest projects in the state of Washington and the most challenging. We are thrilled to win this prestigious award and demonstrate our capabilities to the northwest construction community."
The Port of Everett project caught the attention of the NWCCC judges because of its unique scope of work and tight construction schedule.
In late 2006, the Port of Everett approved a contract with Lehigh Northwest Cement Co. to use the Port’s existing bulk facility to handle approximately 500,000t of cement each year. The change in focus at the Port from handling alumina ore to cement called for major changes to the site’s dome storage structure, including pouring new interior concrete walls, installing pneumatic systems, building a new truck loading facility, rebuilding conveyers, transfer towers and rail car loading systems, plus removing appurtenances from the top of the dome.
Given just eight months to complete the massive undertaking, Greenberry laid out a pre-project strategic plan that helped it meet the August 2007 construction deadline.
"We assembled an experienced management team and fostered teamwork and communication between engineers, construction managers and subcontractors at every turn," said Wright. "Our front-end planning prior to construction was a key factor in helping us meet every goal that was presented at the beginning of the project."