OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION


From FLOUR CANADA


Please accept this letter as my highest recommendation of the construction firm, Casadio & Son Ready-Mix Concrete Ltd. (Casadio). I have had the opportunity to work with Casadio over the past two years at the Teck Highland Valley Mill Optimization Project (HVMO). The HVMO Project is a $600 million dollar expansion of the Teck Highland Valley Copper mine. Casadio was awarded the concrete contract and mobilized a new batch plant to the site with 12 mixers, water truck, excavators etc. The scope of supply was over 20,000 m3 of concrete.

Casadio had to comply with three extensive safety programs (Teck, Fluor and JV Driver) and they had a perfect safety record with zero incidents. The Fluor/Teck quality requirements on this project were very comprehensive with six mix designs with the primary being a 30MPa. Casadio had a perfect quality record with no rejected batches.

Scheduling on this project were extremely challenging given the concurrent construction on numerous work fronts. Casadio was incredibly flexible in meeting the construction and pour schedule. The concrete pours were frequently changed on short notice with pours including evening and weekend pours. Casadio would accommodate small pours of as little as 8m3 and had no difficulties in meeting the larger pour demands of over 1,200m3. Quite simply, Casadio was instrumental in helping the project meet a very challenging schedule in a cost effective manner.

In my 20+ years in Contracts in the construction industry Casadio was one of the top contractors that I have worked with. If you need further information, please call.

Fred Levinsky
Site Contracts Manager