GROWTH AND ACHIEVMENT
When World War II arrived, Barletta contributed immensely to the war effort, completing projects for the War Department, the Navy, and the Army Corps of Engineers. The company's most impressive defense related achievement was the construction of the entire South Weymouth (Massachusetts) Naval Air Station in less than 24 months. In the heady post World War II boom, Barletta's growth mirrored that of the Nation's. Construction of infrastructure projects for Eastern Massachusetts such as the Fore River Bridge in Quincy, the Mystic River (Tobin) Bridge, the East Boston Expressway, and sections of the new Neponset Valley Sewer System were completed.
Weymouth LTA Station Hanger
Carrying on a Family Tradition -
Vincenzo passed away in 1958, leaving management of the prospering firm that bore his name to his son, Frederick. In the 1950's and 1960's Barletta continued to grow, and built segments of Route 128 (Interstate 95) around Boston, worked on the Neponset River Bridge in Quincy, and completed the entire downtown portion of the John F. Fitzgerald Expressway (the old Elevated Central Artery) including the Dewey Square Tunnel.With the sudden unexpected passing of Frederick in 1968, his young son Vincent inherited not only the company, but fortuitously, also a group of truly dedicated employees who shared their knowledge and expertise with their new president, insuring the company would continue to grow and prosper.
Mystic River Bridge, 1948
Central Artery, 1956