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He Makes Furniture, Art From Heavy Equipment Parts
Yard ornaments that can’t be vandalized or stolen adorn the entrance to Marnevic Construction Ltd. in Fox Creek, Alta.
    Thanks to founder Victor DeCiccio, the family-owned oilfield contracting company brings creativity and a sense of humor to the small community, via a variety of heavy-duty works of art.
    DeCiccio got the idea 30 years ago as the company wore out its heavy equipment. “He used old, worn out parts from bulldozers. Most people look and see a pile of scrap metal, but he sees ideas for chairs, tables, and signs,” says his grandson, Todd.
    The company’s unique sign outside the building is a testament to those times. The word “Marnevic” is spelled out in track rails, and a 20-ft. tall man made from bulldozer track stands beside it to welcome visitors.
    A round table and two matching chairs made from track, gravel crusher screen and parts of a Cat tractor’s undercarriage, sit upon a cement pad surrounded by landscaping rock.
    The table, with a plexi-glass top, holds a heavy-duty cribbage board. It pays homage to the employees who, since 1968, have enjoyed playing cribbage in the morning before work or at coffee break.
    Other popular outdoor attractions at the Fox Creek business include a picnic bench-style table and chairs with matching side tables, and a working rocking chair. DeCiccio also donated lawn ornaments to the local golf course and tourist booth.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marnevic Construction Ltd., c/o Todd DeCiccio, Box 113, Fox Creek, Alta., Canada T0H 1P0 (ph 780 622-3994; safety@marnevic.com; www.marnevic.com).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #3