Arthur B. Corwin, President and CEO of Moretrench American Corp., Rockaway, New Jersey, and Wayne E. Jones, Project Manager for Traylor Bros., Inc., Evansville, Indiana, have been selected for top honors by The Moles, one of the industry’s foremost construction organizations. The awards will be presented at The Moles’ Annual Award dinner at the New York Hilton on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Corwin will accept The Moles Member Award and Jones will receive the Moles Non-Member Award.
Corwin earned his A.A.S. degree from SUNY at Farmingdale and his B.S. in civil engineering from Polytechnic University of New York in 1979. Corwin has since dedicated his entire career to the growth and success of specialty geotechnical contractor Moretrench American. He has served in progressively challenging engineering and executive capacities, including: election to the Board of Directors in 1988; appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 2003; CEO in 2007; and Chairman of the Board in 2010. His leadership has placed Moretrench in the forefront of the geotechnical construction industry. Moretrench is widely recognized for its successful resolution of complex issues including the challenging Northern Boulevard Crossing of the East Side Access project, which required multiple techniques to facilitate SEM tunnel mining, including jet grouting and compaction and compensation grouting in conjunction with ground freezing. Corwin is Treasurer of the General Contractors Association of New York and serves on the Board of Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey in addition to serving on the boards of several companies in the construction industry. During his 25-year membership with The Moles, Corwin has served in many capacities including President (2012) and Trustee (2013-present).
Jones, a Captain of the U.S. Army Reserve (retired), served for a period exceeding 19 years. Jones joined the private sector in 1978 with Harbert Construction/Harbert International and during his tenure, garnered high praise for two major Central American contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the construction of the 1,700-man Central American Regional Training Center in Honduras and the Pomerola Military Airbase near Comayagua. Utilizing local labor promoted good will in the community and both projects were completed without disruption to active base operations. In 1995, Jones joined Traylor Bros. Inc. and has successfully managed major innovative and challenging marine projects including the Braddock Dam; Neuse River Bridge; IHNC Approach Walls (New Orleans); the post-Katrina $1 billion Lake Borgne barrier in New Orleans, for which he was awarded ENR’s 2013 Man of the Year Award of Excellence; and the Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans Permanent Canal Closure Pump Stations, a joint venture project by Kiewit, Traylor and Pittman.