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March 2024

CCC Employee Spotlight

Cory Malburg

Project Manager

How would you describe your job?
Overall management of safety, schedule, quality, and financial protection of the company for any given project. As a Project Manager, you are the face of the company to many customers and trade partners. Building relationships and trust with customers and trade partners is critical to carry on the reputation of CCC.

What is your favorite part about your job?
Having something different to deal with and work through every day. I am coming up on 10 years with CCC and there hasn’t been a day that has been the same as the last, which lets you continually learn and not become stagnant.

Why construction?
Our dad was an equipment operator, so we grew up around construction sites and heavy equipment. Coming from a blue collar family, our parents wanted my brothers and I to get an education before getting into the working world. I also have brothers in the industry which I take a lot of pride in.

How would you describe CCC to someone outside the company?
A family-oriented company with true core values where you won’t be treated like a number. I like to explain my career path to people, starting as an intern and quickly learning that this company had something special. Over the years, it has stood true.

What’s your best memory of working here?
It’s a toss up between the UG Fire Main Flush at Pontiac Stamping and really the entire turnover project down at Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) a couple years ago. The project was due in what was thought to be an unattainable duration. The way that our Installation and Construction teams were able to work with one another to achieve this was a true example to the customer of two totally different services in the company working together as one. There were times of frustration, bickering, etc., but we all got over it, moved on, and continued to work together as one. It was rewarding at the end of the project, yet a sad day when I packed up my office to go to the next project.

What does your typical workday look like?
Coordinating with foremen/superintendents on projects to get them what they need to be successful, schedule meetings for various projects, quoting extra work, performing financial forecasting, site walks/safety observations, billings, schedule updates, etc. Very rarely does a day go by that doesn’t have much going on.

What’s the most exciting thing that has happened during your time with CCC?
CCC had received a contract to install a couple of buildings for a GC that was building the new Blue Water Energy Center power plant for DTE Energy. The GC we were working under quickly realized that CCC was an integral part of the team that they could rely on. By the end of the project, we quadrupled our base contract value and performed various extremely interesting/difficult pieces of this project that were never intended to be awarded to us. There were many ups and downs throughout the project, but the way the team pulled together and supported one another to execute this work was something I took a lot of pride in being a part of.

What skills are most valuable for this position?
Communication, teamwork, time management, work/life balance, and most important – be a good person and treat people the way you want to be treated.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy working on projects around the house, going up north to the cabin, and spending time with my family.

Do you feel safe, valued, and heard in your role/with the company?
I do. I will always remember Bill Pettibone stopping by my desk as a young intern and asking how I liked working here and if there was anything that I needed. He always asked me how things were going with my family and life outside of work. At the time, I wondered why someone in that position would want to ask things like that to an intern. Over time I realized that everyone has a life outside of work and it’s important to take the time to talk with your teammates, give someone a sense of support they may not know they had, and to take the blinders off and be sure to enjoy the adventure – not just the destination.