Granville Gorge Water Main Replacement Using Pipe Bursting

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The project consisted of 5,400 ft of 14-in. cast iron pipe to be replaced with 16-in. DIPS HDPE pipe along the Granville Gorge in Granville, Mass. At one time, the pipe used to carry water from a reservoir in Granville to the City of Westfield. The pipe was eventually abandoned in favor of deep water wells in Westfield. Due to expense, an effort to re-establish the water draw from the reservoir is under way. The original pipe was installed in 1898 and the pipe path was cut out of rock sidewall of the gorge. The rugged terrain and difficult access…

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Tribute to Leonard White

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The R.H. White Newsletter – Tribute to Leonard White A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, which is very appropriate for this month’s newsletter. There are so many memories from so many people whose lives he touched; there is just not enough space or time to do Leonard White the justice he deserves. How quickly things change from one moment being business as usual, then in a flash, a life changing moment. For me it is another lesson learned, with some regrets that I could have done some things differently through the years while he was here. This life lesson…

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R.H. White Receives 2014 Platinum Safety Award

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R.H. White received the STEP Platinum Award on May 15, 2014 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, MA. R.H. White first began participating in the STEP program five years ago. STEP is the Safety Training Evaluation Process that Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) uses to measure a company’s safety program progress, identify ways to improve it, and to benchmark our performance with fellow ABC members. There are six levels of the STEP achievement: Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. To qualify for the Platinum Award companies must have a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 25% below NAICS code average,…

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Omya LNG Project is Finalist for Black Diamond Award

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The Liquefied Natural Gas plant that R.H. White constructed for Omya – North America’s Florence, VT facility has been selected as a finalist for the Black Diamond Award to be presented at the World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston January 21 -23. The annual Black Diamond Award is given to the top LNG fuel project to advance technology, open new markets, and achieve the smoothest execution considering the degree of difficulty. From each of five market verticals: 1) highway trucking, 2) rail, 3) marine 4) mining/industry, and 5) oil and gas field services, finalists are selected. Each is recognized for…

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Sturbridge Water Department Wins DEP Water Quality Award

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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) Drinking Water Program has notified the Sturbridge Water Department that they have been nominated for Regional Recognition in the 2013 Public Water System Awards Program for its outstanding performance in 2012. According to Yvette DiPieza, Drinking Water Program Director, “It is noted that Sturbridge Water Department has undertaken a number of water system improvements recently that has vastly improved the customer’s water quality. To comply with the SWTR the Department inactivated a well under the influence until the plant could be upgraded. Operators also focused on other improvements to corrosion control, fluoridation, and…

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David White Elected Children’s Friend Chairman of the Board

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David H. White was recently elected to Chairman of the Board of Children’s Friend, Inc. of Worcester, MA. David has been a Director since 1988 and has served as Treasurer and First Vice-Chair.  He immediately made a very special commitment to Children’s Friend, pledging to meet individually with each Director to learn about that Board member’s areas of expertise, interests and any questions or concerns the member had.  David, who was a recipient of our highest recognition, the Miles-Lincoln Award, has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to our mission to improve the lives of children and those who love them.  While David…

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2013 Massachusetts Family Business Award

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June 13, 2013: WESTON, MA. Winners of the 2013 Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award program were recently announced by the Northeastern University Center for Family Business at a celebration event at the Henderson House, Weston, MA. The event was held on June 5th, 2013, Patrick had declared by Proclamation to be Massachusetts’ Family Business Day. The winners were Piesco Sporting Goods of Easton in the small sized business category, Gardel of Medford in the medium sized business category, and R.H. White Companies of Auburn in the large category. Honorable mention went to Tilly & Salvy’s Bacon Street Farm of…

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RH White Awarded CNG Filling Station Contract

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Bangor ME, May 29, 2013: As part of a plan to enhance the accessibility to natural gas for Northern New England, Global CNG LLC has contracted with R.H. White Construction Company to construct a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station in Bangor, Maine. R.H. White will be working with local businesses and industry experts throughout the construction of the facility which will allow Global to fill CNG transports for the delivery of natural gas to industrial, commercial, and institutional customers. “CNG has become a very attractive option for large energy users in Northern New England that are not in close…

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R.H. White 90th Anniversary

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R.H. White is pleased to announce a year-long celebration in honor of our 90th Anniversary in the construction industry in New England. A major focus of this celebration is the opportunity to give back to the many communities that we serve.Three organizations have been selected to receive a donation in recognition of our 90th Anniversary. They are: The Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association – charities that seek cures for diseases that have affected some of our employees and their families. “We are able to celebrate our 90th Anniversary because of the hard work…

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