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'Our strategy for
continued success is
simply to provide
PMSI considers it an honor
to work on iconic landmarks
like Alcatraz Island.
The company has stayed ahead even as tourists have steadily visited
the island. "We never interrupted the 7,500 visitors that, on average,
visit each day," Collie says.
PMSI also had to be sensitive when working around local wildlife. "The birds maintain a protected status here," Collie says. "We
always have to be sensitive to noise to avoid any disturbance to the
"All of our scaffolding had to be assembled before the start of
breeding season and disassembled after it is over," he continues. Generally, this starts around the first of February and ends in September.
"We also have to be very careful to avoid any damage to the historic structure while performing the work," he adds.
The company also has been pleased with the work of its subcontractors. "We enjoy a tremendous relationship because we truly treat
them as partners, and they reciprocate. This is key to a successful
project," Collie says.
ager Mark Montgomery. "They manage the work, the client and the
subcontractors with great skill," Labbe says. "I am very appreciative
of the work Bob and Mark have performed, along with the rest of the
PMSI plans for more success as it continues working with the
United States government both overseas and domestically. "Our
strategy for continued success is simply to provide customer satisfaction through quality and timely execution of work. Our objective is
to continuously improve our process," he says.
The company hopes to restore more landmarks like Alcatraz
Island. "We view these iconic sites as national treasures and we
consider it an honor to work on them," he says. "We feel fortunate to
have been afforded the opportunity to work on these historic sites
and restore them for the enjoyment of all visitors.
"We are currently pursuing additional projects with the National
Park Service as they are a valued client," he adds.
Based in Framingham, Mass., PMSI is a subsidiary of Tutor Perini
Corporation that specializes in construction services for U.S. federal
agencies, multinational firms and foreign governments. "We pursue
and execute a diverse array of construction projects both internationally as well as domestically," Labbe says.
The company started operations in 1975 specializing in overseas
construction for the U.S. Department of Defense. This took PMSI to
remote locations in the Arctic, Africa, the Middle East and Indian
Ocean, where it was able to hone its logistical skills.
Over the last decade, Labbe says, the company has seen an
increase in its customers' focus on quality control. "The expectation
is that you have personnel solely dedicated to the contract requirements as they relate to quality," he says.
"Although schedule has always been a focus, there's now more
emphasis on assuring the client that [we're] going to be providing
them with the required quality control," he says, noting that this has
been accomplished on the Alcatraz project.
This is largely due to the work of Collie and Quality Control Man-
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