WesTech is an employee-owned company, so instead of having their guests of honor be the CEO, President, Board of directors and architects, they decided to have employees select other employee owners to do the honors! There were two groups of people to do the digging. In the second picture, the CEO did get in on the action after the crowd cheered him up there.
They then let the guys hop in the CAT and fill in the big hole. I think they had a good time. Below is the previous CEO, now board member, below him the President of WesTech.