Greenberry Industrial earns top award for Port of Everett project

Greenberry Industrial  earns top award for Port of Everett project
Published: 05 November 2007

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."
 
Unique focus

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."