Shaw Brothers Takes Advantage of the New Trimble / Caterpillar Partnership
Shaw Brothers is replacing its older GPS (Global Positioning Systems) system used for surveying, construction layout and machine control with the latest Trimble GPS equipment. This investment, which includes 6 machine installs, 2 robotic LPS systems, numerous base rover combos, and 2 dozers, will keep Shaw Brothers at the forefront of the latest GPS technology available to heavy site-work contractors. Shaw Brothers is excited to be working with Sitech Northeast, the new Trimble dealership that caters to contractors using GPS rovers and machine control equipment, and its partner, Caterpillar.
Shaw Brothers Continues as a Major Player In $1.4 Billion Maine Power Upgrade
Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc. (SBC) broke ground last week on the 345,000-volt Maguire Road substation in the southern Maine community of Kennebunk. The Maguire Road substation, which will have a total cost of approximately $30 million, is one of five new 345,000-volt substations that Central Maine Power Company is building as part of its $1.4 billion Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP). Shaw Brothers Construction has recently completed the sitework and below-grade improvements at the Raven Farm substation in Cumberland and the Larrabee Road substation in Lewiston.
All three projects are part of Central Maine Power Company’s MPRP (Maine Power Reliability Program). The MPRP is a $1.4 billion investment in Maine’s bulk power transmission system. The five-year project includes the construction of five new 345,000-volt substations, upgrades to more than 40 existing substations, and the installation or rebuilding of about 450 miles of transmission line in 75 communities from Eliot to Orrington.
Shaw Brothers Adds Two New Aggregate Locations Totaling 207 Acres
Shaw Brothers was the successful auction bidder for both the “Busque quarry” on Route 302 / Nash Road in Windham and the “Libby Pit” on Route 35 in Standish. The “Busque quarry", now also called “Shaw Brothers O Pit” was named after the late Peter Busque who was the former owner of the property. This quarry was previously approved and is already being operated. With an estimated 15 million cubic yards of rock, O Pit will be a major aggregate provider and stockyard location in the Windham area for many, many years.
Measuring 96 acres, the Libby Pit, now called “N Pit” was originally part of a dairy farm. It was previously approved and operated by Peter Busque and contains large quantities of quality gravel. N Pit will be an important source of aggregate materials for Shaw Brothers’ projects and other contractors in the Standish and Windham area for a long time.
Shaw Brothers Moves into New Headquarters
As finishing touches are put into place, Shaw Brothers Construction Inc. moves into its new headquarters.
“It’s a spectacular facility,” Tom Ellsworth, director of Gorham Economic Development Corp., said. “We couldn’t be happier. We’re proud of the project, and we’re proud of Shaw Brothers.”
The 125-acre Gorham site includes a two-story 48,500-square-foot building for the home office and repair and maintenance shops, a 25,200-square-foot equipment warehouse, and storage for 65,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel to fuel its fleet of trucks and heavy equipment. The buildings are heated with waste oil and will use a propane backup system and a standby generator to power the entire facility during outages, allowing Shaw Brothers to respond with full force in any emergency. This is Shaw Brothers’ third new headquarters since Danny and Jon Shaw founded the company in 1977.
Read a full article about our new headquarters, published in the American Journal (PDF, 425k)
Shaw Brothers is Moving
After 26 years at our Main Street Gorham location, Shaw Brothers is moving to a new office and maintenance facility currently being constructed at our Brickyard Quarry on Route 237 in Gorham. Having outgrown the current location, we are constructing a new office and state-of-the-art maintenance garage approximately 2 ½ times larger than our current facility. This expansion will more adequately support the added employees and increased equipment fleet we’ve built over the past 25 years and allow for future growth.