On August 21, 2018, The Righter Company’s Vice President, Michael D. Killilea, II, accepted two Historic Bridge Awards for the Parker and Swartz Covered Bridges, located in Wyandot County, Ohio, that Righter recently completed. Righter has received numerous Historic Bridge Awards over the years but is especially proud of the craftsmanship exhibited on these two bridges as well as the challenges that the crews faced and overcame. Righter has enjoyed working with the Wyandot County Engineer on this project and hopes to work together again in the future. Mike Killilea was the Project Manager and Clay Slevin was the Foreman on both bridges. The crews consisted of Brandon Lowery, Bill Bunner, Rob Richmond, Jim Richmond, Blake Osborne, Steven Lavender, Robert “Bub” Groves and Andy Ferguson. Congratulations to our hard-working field personnel. A job very well done!
Favorite Quote: “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you’re going to remember about me.” – Al Capone
Favorite Project to Date & Why: My favorite project to date is the ODNR Lock 4 Repair. This was a unique project in that ODNR contacted Righter for recommendations on how to repair an eroding island near the low head dam. If it was not fixed, the island would wash away causing issues at the dam. Righter contacted an engineering firm and performed the project as a Design/Build. Righter installed sheet piling and poured concrete, which provided a seal around the end of the island.
Hobbies: Riding motorcycles, auto racing and target shooting
THE RIGHTER COMPANY APRPECIATES NICK’S DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR!
Later this summer, The Righter Company, Inc., will commence work on this new, exciting project that consists of adding 26 new docking bikeshare stations and 232 matching dockable bikeshare bikes. Righter is very pleased to again be working with The City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks, and helping to enhance this mobility option for the residents of the City of Columbus and all of Franklin County.
Congratulations to Raina Rotondo, the 2018 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.
Altogether, the Builders Exchange Scholarship Trustees awarded a record $90,000 in scholarships to 33 area high school seniors and current college students pursuing degrees in construction-related fields of study for the 2018/2019 school year.
Pictured is Bradley R. Nadolson, President of The Righter Company, and Raina Rotondo, 2018 scholarship recipient. Raina will be a Sophomore at The Ohio State University in the Fall and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. The Righter Company wishes Raina much success in her future endeavors!
Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 28th this year. It is one of the most important holidays on the American calendar. Observed annually, on the last Monday in the month of May, it honors the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
The Righter Company, Inc., honors these brave men and women on Memorial Day and every day!
At the 2017-2018 Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, The Righter Company received a certificate “for its effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace – 100%.” The Righter Company is proud of this achievement and realizes that it takes an effort by ALL employees to receive such an award. Great work!
The Righter Company is pleased to again be working with Franklin County and the Sanitary Engineering Department. Previous projects with the Franklin County Department of Sanitary Engineering include the Timberlake Water Treatment Plant and the Cherrydale Pump Station.
Nick Miller will be the Project Manager and Tom Ison will be the Jobsite Supervisor on this project.
The Spring Equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 12:15 P.M.EDT. This event marks the astronomical first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
WHAT DOES THE MARCH EQUINOX MEAN?
The word equinox comes from Latin words which literally mean “equal night”—aequus (equal) and nox (night). On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. With the equinox, enjoy the increasing sunlight hours, with earlier dawns and later sunsets.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MARCH EQUINOX?
On the March Equinox, the Sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. It’s called the “celestial equator” because it’s an imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator. If you were standing on the equator, the Sun would pass directly overhead on its way north. Equinoxes are the two times a year that the Sun rises due east and sets due west for all of us on Earth! While the Sun passes overhead, the tilt of the Earth is zero relative to the Sun, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (Note, however, that the Earth never orbits upright, but is always tilted on its axis by about 23.5 degrees.) After the Spring equinox, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun, which is why we start to get longer, sunnier days!
Wherever you are when Spring arrives, HAPPY SPRING!!!!