All posts by: Mike Killilea

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October 15, 2020

Always Accepting Applications

Have you visited the Employment page on our website?  If so, you may have seen that we are always accepting applications for the following positions: Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with experience in the operation of all types of heavy construction equipment such as excavators, skid-loaders, etc., and pile-driving. Experienced Laborer with experience in performing tasks involving […]

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October 7, 2020

Check Before You Move

Years ago, heavy equipment was big, bulky, and slow moving. The operator could see well in all directions. Today, this equipment is heavy, large, and fast moving. Often the operator’s field of vision is restricted. During a recent Weekly Safety Talk, Tom Ison’s crew working at ODOT 190624 (IR 70-Pump Sta ST-8 Rehab) reviewed the […]

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October 2, 2020

Righter Employees Gather for Yearly Mandatory Meeting

The stage was set for all Righter employees to meet in the shop on the afternoon of Thursday, October 1, 2020, to review company policies and to hear about insurance benefits, 401k, life insurance, EAP and…the change in ownership!  For anyone who didn’t know, as of 5/1/2020, Tracy Ferguson and Mike Killilea have been co-owners […]

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September 17, 2020

Project Spotlight: ODOT 190624 – Pump Station

Featured is our ODOT District 6 project in Columbus, Ohio, located off I-70 at Broad in Franklinton.  The work consists of the removal and rebuild of 5 existing stormwater pumps and motors at Pump Station ST8.  Nick Miller is the Project Manager and Tom Ison is the Field Supervisor.  Field Crew is Shawn Ison, Josh […]

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September 10, 2020

Preventing Suicide, Together

The prevalence of suicide deaths in the U.S. is astonishing, but together we can create positive change. During National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month in September, join us in spreading the facts about suicide and educate others on how we can help those who may be struggling. You just might save a life. Courtesy of: […]

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September 2, 2020

Project Spotlight: ODOT 194026 – Fayette County

On Monday, August 31, 2020, rain showers made an appearance at the beginning of the bridge deck pour, but then stayed to the south of the project site.  The following Righter personnel were on deck for the pour: Trevor Welch, Josh Priest, Jim Richmond, Rob Richmond, Butch Sullivan, Ben Sullivan, Jimmy Talbert, Dannie Wilson, Kasey […]

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August 28, 2020

Project Spotlight: 90 West Broad Street Elevator Improvements

This project consists of updating three existing elevators at City Hall — North, South and Mayor’s.  The work is being sequenced to allow one elevator update at a time so that City of Columbus employees still have access.  Righter’s crew is Brad Guiniling (Foreman), and Bobby Sharp.  Nick Miller, pictured with Brad Guiniling, is the […]

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August 19, 2020

Righter Celebrates 44 Years of Doing It “Right”

On 8/19/76, The Righter Company officially opened for business with a contract for wall partitions in the amount of $530.00.  As we celebrate our 44th Anniversary, we remember the founders, Don and Dave Righter, for their vision and perseverance.  Through them, many men and women have been able to find work they are proud of […]

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