All posts by: Mike Killilea

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February 25, 2021

Righter Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.  Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.  Since 1976, every U.S. […]

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February 17, 2021

Project Spotlight: Century Acres Pump Station

In the first picture, we are in the process of installing a slide rail system.  This system is used for deep excavations and allows the workers to enter safely.  The next picture shows the partial install of the wet well and manhole.  This work is part of the Century Acres Pump Station project which includes […]

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February 10, 2021

Project Spotlight: Mohican Cable Pedestrian Bridge

The Mohican Cable Pedestrian Bridge project in Loudonville, Ohio, is an ODNR Design-Build project that Righter has partnered with Woolpert for the design and construction of a suspension bridge over the Clear Fork tributary of the Mohican River at the Hemlock Gorge Trail.  Mike Killilea is the Project Manager, Jacobi Schmalenberger is the Assistant Project […]

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January 28, 2021

Ladder Inspections & Safety

This week, Righter’s crew at the Century Acres Pump Station project – Robert Ward, Josh Priest, Shawn Ison, and Supervisor Tom Ison – discussed ladder inspections and safety during their weekly safety talk.  According to the World Health Organization, the United States leads the world in ladder deaths.  Each year, there are more than 164,000 […]

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January 22, 2021

Project Spotlight: Griggs Boat Launch Improvements

Under the direction of Foreman Dwayne McVey, the Righter crew at the Griggs Boat Launch Improvements project has been busy undercutting weak subgrade and installing aggregate fill in preparation for abutment construction.  The Righter Company is pleased to be working again with the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks.         […]

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January 15, 2021

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each January, on the third Monday, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man of peace who was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee.  As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, may we remember Dr. King’s vision for equality, […]

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January 8, 2021

Prioritize Your Happiness in 2021!

Most people start the New Year with lofty goals to kick bad habits. What if this year, we start new habits? When a behavior becomes habitual, it feels easier and more natural so why not make things that make you happy part of your routine? It’s important that you pick habits that make YOU happy, […]

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December 29, 2020

So Long, 2020!!!!!

Who among us doesn’t feel this way?  It’s been a long and crazy year yet we have much to be thankful for, including our health and our jobs.  The Righter Company rode the waves of change and weathered the storm…TOGETHER.  Here’s wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021!       […]

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