Jerry Yantes started with The Righter Company on March 6, 1986, as a Field Supervisor. Since 2000, Jerry was our Field Operations Manager and Safety Director. The Righter Company is grateful for Jerry’s contributions to the success of the company over the last 35 years and wishes Jerry a very happy retirement!
Drivers, this one’s for you: give the work zone your undivided attention. When you’re driving past roadway construction, slow down and follow all posted sign’s directions. Don’t stress! It’s important to stay as calm as you are alert.
Construction crews know that they play a crucial role in maintaining workplace safety. They’re committed to developing new technologies to take workers out of dangerous situations as well as dedicating every action they make to the safety of all.
Together, we can realize the ultimate goal of zero deaths on our roads and in our work zones.
#NWZAW #SafeWorkZonesForAll #WorkZoneSafety
Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992, but this year it seems particularly important. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life. Long-term stress can prove to be more than just a mental issue. From headaches to stomach disorders to depression – even very serious issues like stroke and heart disease can come as a result of stress.
The CDC provides some basic ideas to help you cope with stress…
- Take care of yourself – eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, give yourself a break if you feel stressed.
- Discuss your problems with a parent, friend or another trusted source.
- Avoid drugs and alcohol.
- Recognize when you need more help – know when to talk to a psychologist, social worker or counselor if things continue.
The crew working at the Mohican Cable Pedestrian Bridge has been hard at work wrapping up the project. Over the last few weeks, the timber towers, cables, and superstructure have been put in place. The bridge is set to open Spring of 2021. The crew consists of Clay Slevin, Dannie Wilson, Jordan Sullivan, and Kennedy Griffith. Jerry McVey is the Field Supervisor, Jacobi Schmalenberger is the Assistant Project Manager, and Mike Killilea is the Project Manager.
Check out this recent article that appeared in the Mansfield News Journal.
Did you know that every six minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811? The risk of injury, or even death, is serious. Beyond the devastating risks of death or injury, also consider the costs of repair, fines, and even inconvenience. Everything you need to plan a digging project can be found on your mobile device by calling 811, going to the OHIO811 app, or visiting www.oups.org.
So whether you are working on a jobsite or building a fence for that adorable new puppy, be sure to contact OHIO811.
Righter is installing a beam and lagging shoring system with helical tiebacks for Pepper Construction for an addition to the new Westerville Police Station. Righter’s on-site field personnel are Brandon Lowery, Pete Fink, Rob Richmond, Jim Richmond, and Derick Bendickson. Project Manager is Mike Killilea and Assistant Project Manager is Jacobi Schmalenberger. Completion is set for April 2021.
The Field Supervisor on Century Acres Pump Station is Tom Ison, who has been with the company for 35 years. The Operator on Century Acres is Tom’s son, Shawn, who has been with us for going on 24 years. Righter is pleased to welcome another Ison — Shawn’s son, Brayden, who is now working alongside his father and grandfather as a Laborer. While the Isons are the only grandfather/son/grandson trio currently at Righter, we do have other father/son and brother combinations.
Pictured, L to R, is Robert Ward (Carpenter), Josh Priest (Laborer), Brayden Ison (Laborer) and Shawn Ison (Operator).
When you think of an industry dominated by men, construction might be one of the first that comes to mind. Of all the people working in construction, women comprise only 10.3%. Even smaller is the number of women on the front lines of a job site—only one for every 100 employees in the field. Considering that women make up 47% of all employed individuals, this means that the construction industry is only benefitting from about 1.25% of women in the workforce. There are several factors that explain this enormous gender gap, from unconscious gender bias, to the lack of adequate training, to overall perceptions of women working in construction. Despite these barriers, women continue to build their path in the industry. Because of this, The Righter Company joins in celebrating Women In Construction Week 2021!
The Righter crew on this project has been working on forming the south abutment footer in preparation to pour concrete.