Congratulations to Terry Johnson, the 2019 recipient of The Donald W. and David M. Righter Scholarship for Civil Engineering and Construction Management. The scholarship honors the late founders of The Righter Company, Donald W. Righter, and his son, David M. Righter.
A record $110,000 in scholarships were awarded to 48 students who are pursuing a two or four-year construction-related degree! Since 1959, the BX Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $1.5 million in awards to students seeking careers in construction-related fields.
Pictured is Bradley R. Nadolson, President of The Righter Company, and Terry Johnson, 2019 scholarship recipient. Terry will be a Junior at The Ohio State University in the Fall and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Systems Management. The Righter Company wishes Terry much success in his future endeavors!
Bradley Nadolson, (L), Righter President, and Michael Killilea, (R), Righter Vice President, were among those in attendance at the kickoff and ribbon cutting held on May 14, 2019, to celebrate an expansion project that started Fall 2018. CoGo added 9 bike share stations to the existing Columbus CoGo system. The new Columbus stations were part of a 26 station expansion that inflated the CoGo Bike Share system from 46 stations to it’s current total of 72 stations and 600+ bikes. The Righter Company was excited to be part of this expansion.
CoGo Bike Share is designed to be a fun and convenient way to get around town. Join as a member or buy a 24-hr or 3 day pass. Bikes are available 24/7/365 within Columbus, Bexley, Grandview Heights, and Upper Arlington. Grab a bike from any station and re-dock at any other station near your destination. Take out a new bike as many times as you’d like!—with unlimited 30 minute trips. Release a bike at any station kiosk or with the Transit app. Visit cogobikeshare.com for details on annual memberships and to learn more about the CoGo Bike Share system. New expansion Columbus stations include: Front St & Town St High St & Lane Ave Summit St & 17th Ave Cleveland Ave & 4th Ave High St & Hudson St High St & Crestview Rd Summit St & Hudson St North Bank Park Thompson Park at Hunter Ave.
Declared by Congress in 1999, May was selected National Military Appreciation Month as a month-long observance honoring the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces. Here at The Righter Company, we pause to recognize and appreciate our employees who have served as well as all men and women who have at one time or another made the commitment to serve their country and fellow Americans. Thank you!
At the 2018-2019 Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, The Righter Company was presented the following “100%” certificate for its effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. This kind of achievement is only possible through the continuous efforts of each and every Righter employee. When we work safely, everyone wins!
For all residents of Columbus, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, is the day to get out and vote YES on Issues 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11. The passing of these issues will keep Columbus thriving with $1.03 billion for clean drinking water, safe neighborhoods, excellent parks, new roads and sidewalks and housing that’s affordable for working families, in a dozen parts of the City. It will NOT result in a tax increase so it’s a win-win for everyone! Don’t fly solo on Election Day. Encourage a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member to join you when you vote YES for Issues 7, 8, 9 , 10 & 11!
“Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States and many national organizations such as NAMI, Mental Health America, and other affiliates spotlight Mental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the stigma associated with mental health disorders. The theme for this year’s Mental Health Month is Fitness #4Mind4Body, meaning that health is an all-encompassing matter and we must take care of our minds just as much as we take care of our bodies. Mental health is important for our physical health and vice versa. A well-balanced diet, a healthy sleep schedule, exercise, gut health, and hydration all affect our mental health and our physical health equally. Studies have shown that individuals who have chronic medical illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure or autoimmune disorders have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Our bodies and mind act as one unit and therefore it is important to care for both our emotional and mental states as well as our physical health. Approximately one in five adults in the United States, 43.8 million, or 18.5%, experiences a mental illness in a given year and approximately one in five youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental health disorder at some point during their lifetime. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. Mental illness is not prejudiced; as mental health disorders affect men and women of all ages, races and social classes.”
Here at The Righter Company, we employ the services of e4health. It is a confidential, pre-paid service available to all Righter employees and their families. e4health is in place to assist us with things such as: financial difficulties, legal advice, grief, divorce, addictions, mental health disorders or even finding a day care provider or plumber! We realize the ripple effect that any sort of stress in the home can have on an employee. It can result in time away from work or, even worse, an employee could become distracted which could result in a jobsite accident or death. We strongly encourage our employees to utilize this program in hopes that balance will be restored.