As it was finishing the final work necessary to meet its Nov. 1 public safety milestone, Kiewit’s Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery project team decided to leave the community with more than safe, functioning spillways.
The carpenters, laborers, teamsters, ironworkers, operators and cement masons on the project selected the legacy to leave behind. The Oroville Union High School District’s (OUHSD) baseball fields need upgraded restroom facilities, lights and bleachers.
Kiewit craft employees donated $10,000 to the cause. Key subcontractors and vendors contributed another $15,000, and Kiewit donated $15,000 on behalf of the project team.
Kiewit Construction Manager Dave Hazen and Project Director Todd Orbus presented a $40,000 check to OUHSD Superintendent Dr. Corey Willenberg at a private employee recognition and milestone celebration event on Nov. 1.
“Since beginning the project in April 2017, Oroville and its surrounding communities have embraced us,” Orbus said. “Having the support of a community makes our job so much easier and more enjoyable. We’ve been lucky to have a community encouraging our team. It was a real morale booster for the men and women that worked around the clock to repair the spillways. This is our way to pay it forward.”