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BOSTON POST:GAZETTE; AUGUST 23, 2013 Page15 BONFIGLIO PERINI Founder of the Perini Corporation A Look at an Italian Inspiration by James DiPrima We can look at many projects constructed in Massachusetts, Rhode Is- land and in other states throughout the country and you will find the name of Perini Corporation. Walter Kirchenberger, the construc- tion industry analyst, said to the Providence Business News, "they specialize in the tough stuff- bridges, tun- nels and very difficult inner- city projects". For example in Massachusetts, we can see the Prudential Building; looking out into Boston har- bor we can see the MWRA water purification system. PERINI was involved with expansion of La Guardia air- port in New York, the build- ing of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in New Jersey and in California, the San Fran- cisco Bay Area Rapid Tran- sit System known as BART. All these, and many other construction projects came about because of an Italian immigrant born in Gotto- lengo, Italy who started the PERINI CORPORATION in 1918. In 1892, five years after he emigrated from Gottolengo, where he had been a stone mason, BonfiglioPerini won con- tracts tobuild waterworks projects in the eastern United States. One of his first large contracts was a 20-mile bluestone wall in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Historian Bob Steuding praised it in Constructor as "a majestic project when you think about it, a giant piece of sculpture." In 1917 and closer to home, in Rhode Is- land, he was the first to build one of the nation's first hot- mixed asphalt highway. Soon Mr. Perini involved his sons into the family busi- ness in 1918. Bonfiglio Perini and his wife Clementina were blessed with ten children LEGALNOTICE MASSACHUSE'B'SPORTAUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Project No. L1207-Cl, CENTRAL AND WEST GARAGE AND CROSSOVER BRIDGE REPAIRS, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSEITS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02116, until 11:00 A.M local time on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, SUITE 209, LOGAN OFFICE CENTER, ONE HARBORSlDE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02128-2909 AT 11:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013. The Work to be performed under this Contract consists of girder support bracket repairs and other miscellaneous repair work at Central Parking Garage. Also, the work consists of selective demolition and repair of cast-in-place concrete post-tensioned bridge girders connecting the West and Central Parking Garages in East Boston, Massachusetts. THE WORK INVOLVES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: CENTRAL PARKING GARAGE - THE WORK CONSISTS OF REPAIRS, REINFORCEMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS TO STRUCTURAL SUPPORT ELEMENTS. THE WORK INCLUDES: TRAFFIC AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT, SITE PREPARATION, SHORING AND JACKING, SELECTIVE DEMOLITION, STEEL SUPPORT BRACKET REPAIR, AND CONCRETE COLUMN AND GIRDER SURFACE REPAIRS. CENTRAL AND WEST GARAGE CROSSOVER BRIDGES - THE WORK INCLUDES SELECTIVE DEMOLITION AND REPAIR OF CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE POST-TENSIONED BRIDGE GIRDERS CONNECTING THE WEST AND CENTRAL PARKING GARAGES. SELECTIVE DEMOLITION WORK WILL INCLUDE DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF CONCRETE. REPAIR WORK WILL INCLUDE INSTALLATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL REINFORCEMENT AFTER DEMOLITION AND PLACEMENT OF NEW CONCRETE PATCHES. Bid Documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authodty's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a pdnted copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this Contract, General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division o1 Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is $450,000.00. Bidding procedures and award of the Contract and sub-Contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of ~ bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be acompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or csh, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the workis to be executed. The bid deposit shall be Ca) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactoryto the Authority, and (c) condtioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than five percent (5%) of the Contract be performed by minority and women owned business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Stdct compliance with the pertinent procedures will be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authodty contained in Article 84 of the General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 08/23/13 Bonflglio Perini five girls and five boys four of which took over the com- pany after his death in 1924. Louis Perini acted as presi- dent, Joseph as treasurer, Ida as secretary, and Charlie, the youngest, even- tually became vice-president of equipment. They were not just handed the company, they worked with Bonfiglio on his construction sites performing jobs such as car- rying water when they were as young as six years old. No, this was not a case of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth, they earned it. In 1930 they showed their merit by getting their first million dollar contract, pav- ing the Boston-Worcester Turnpike and setting new paving records. Under the new name of B. Perini and Sons they began to take on larger construction jobs that included civic projects and highways. Louis, although twenty one and possessing only an eighth grade educa- tion when he took over the company; much of the suc- cess came from good pro- gressive thinking and good business instincts on his part. The contracts began to come their way under Lou Perini including large civic projects, highways and other types of construction. Moving their headquarters from Ashland to Framing- ham brought them addi- tional contracts to update the Worcester Turnpike, Route 9, their largest project at the time. Louis's son David Perini, the third generation of Perini's, graduated from Bos- ton College with a law degree and served as assistant to general counsel in 1962. Later as vice president, gen- eral counsel and vice-chair- man and went on to head the company in 1972 as presi- dent and chairman. Under David's leadership the com- pany now concentrated on growth. As things got better the company moved from their second floor offices to new headquarters they for- mally used as equipment shops. They began to acquire interest in other companies and expanded through in- vesting. The 1974 merger of the Wiley Oilfield, Ltd. with the Perini-owned Canadian Pipeline subsidiary, Perini was able to control 74 per- cent of Majestic Contractors, a Canadian pipeline con- struction company that was instrumental in building sec- tion two of the of the Trans- Alaska Pipeline, which con- sisted of 149 miles of pipe (82 miles above ground and 67 below). In 1980 the company began to concentrate on purchasing companies whose interests, such as civil projects and large-scale ur- ban construction, fitted well within the Perini business model. They included the following as subsidiaries: Perini Building Company, Inc.; Pioneer Construction, Inc.; Perini International Corporation; Perini Land and Development Company; Par- amount Development Asso- ciates, Inc.; Perland Environ- mental Technologies, Inc. (90%). In San Francisco the Perini Land and Develop- ment Company constructed a neighborhood of 1254 units and hired the advertis- ing agency of Mulhauser and Young who came up with a different approach to sell the project. This included a di- rect mail campaign that in- cluded "cans of spaghetti, a bar of chocolate in the shape of the new logo and a shop- ping bag that listed the neighborhood shopping at- tractions." In addition, they did not advertise in the usual trade journals and consumer oriented papers but in the papers of the Sunday San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle and the western edition of the Wall Street Jour- nal." Thus, they were able to reach a larger audience. Work in twenty countries began in 1985 by Perini International Corporation LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU13P1933EA Estate of: LAWRENCE W. MULDOON Date of Death August 28, 1985 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Mary I. Muldoon of Boston, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Mary I. Muldoon of Boston, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With Corporate Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on September 10, 2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a wdtten appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objec- tions within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under for- mal procedure by the Personal Representa- tive under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating 'to the estate, in- cluding distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. JOAN P. ARMSTRONG, First Justice of this Court. Date: August 15, 2013 Patdcia M. Campatelli, Register of Probate Run date: 8/23/13 building mainly U. S. embas- sies in countries such as Zaire, Gabon, Brazil, and Paraguay. They continued construction for the U.S. State Department in Djibouti and Venezuela. Soon they were looking to move into new mark '- and began exploring possibilities in Mexico and, Latin America. Their reputation as a com- pany was now reaching global proportions. In his message to stock- holders, David Perini fo- cused on Perini's reputation. He noted on that day in 1992 that "a company and its reputation are like a build- ing. They take much longer to build than to demolish. Build your image and repu- tation and do nothing to dam- age your good name." Louis Perini But.there was another side of Lou Perini that was also very inspirational. He loved baseball and dreamed of one day owning his own baseball team. So in 1943 along with two other contractors, Louis (Continued on Page 16) LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU13P1791EA Estate of: GEORGE THEODORE Date of Death January 2, 2007 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Marie M. Partee of E. Boston, MA requesting that the Court en- ter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Marie M. Partee of E. Boston, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With- out Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on September 19, 2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objec- tions within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under for- mal procedure by the Personal Representa- tive under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, in- cluding distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON.JOAN P.ARMSTRONG, First Justice of this Court. Date: August 14, 2013 Patdcia M. Campatelli, Register of Probate Run date: 8P23/13 ~aJ