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November 11, 2019

Veterans Day 2019

Veterans contribute to American society in many ways; not just during their time in active duty.  The Righter Company appreciates their sacrifices and dedication today and every day.  Thank you for your service!

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November 7, 2019

Project Spotlight: Dublin Pedestrian Tunnel

Placing the concrete supplied by Anderson Concrete for the headwalls at the Dublin Pedestrian Tunnel project located at Carnoustie Drive West of Springburn Drive.  The crew is comprised of Brandon Lowery, Jeff McGuire, Jim Richmond, Rob Richmond, Bobby Sharp and Robert Ward.  The Project Supervisor is Clay Slevin.  The Project Manager is Chris Thompson.  The project is set for completion in the next few weeks.

 

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November 4, 2019

Righter Personnel Attend OTEC 2019 Conference

On October 29th and 30th, Righter personnel Bill Wyner, Chris Thompson, Mike Killilea and Nick Miller attended OTEC 2019 (Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference).  At the conference, they listened to keynote speakers, attended technical sessions and viewed exhibits, staying up to date on the latest technology and trends in transportation-related engineering. Pictured below is Mike DeWine, one of the keynote speakers at the opening session.

 

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October 30, 2019

Ribbon Cutting: Ohio River Access Trail – Phase V

On Monday, October 28, 2019, Righter personnel Bradley R. Nadolson (President), Michael D. Killilea, II (Vice President), and Jerry McVey (Supervisor), attended the ribbon cutting for ODOT 180301 in Marietta, Ohio, also known as “Ohio River Access Trail – Phase V”.  The total project spans a distance of 4.4 miles, with Phase V being about 1 mile long with a total cost of $2,775,652.47.  It took approximately a year from start to finish and was administered by ODOT District 10. Pictured standing by the finished bridge is Jerry McVey, Supervisor, and Michael D. Killilea, II, Vice President/Project Manager.  The crew consisted of Jeff McGuire, Dannie Wilson, Pete Fink, Bill Bunner and Robert Groves.  Also pictured is a Certificate of Recognition from the Governor’s Office.

#ohioriveraccesstrail  #ohiobikepaths  #MariettaOH  #ODOT_SEOhio

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October 22, 2019

Project Spotlight: City of Columbus Tank Overflow Modifications

The Righter Company is modifying the overflows at eight water tanks to comply with EPA guidelines.  Our work consists of cutting a hole in the side of each tank,  modifying the overflow pipe to allow the pipe to drain on the outside of the tank, and improving the drainage at the outflow.  The crew consists of Shawn Ison, Josh Priest and James Talbert, and they are doing a great job!  The Supervisor is Tom Ison and the Project Manager is Nick Miller.  Righter commenced work in May and anticipates completion at the end of January 2020.

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September 16, 2019

Construction Appreciation Week — September 16-20, 2019

Today begins an important week in our industry: Construction Appreciation Week. This year from September 16-20, people across the nation will stop to do something that doesn’t happen nearly enough: appreciate construction.

As an industry, we are powering our nation. There are more than 11 million construction professionals who work together to complete projects safely. We build roads, schools, businesses, community centers, churches, universities, stadiums, homes, government buildings, bridges, monuments…the list goes on. We literally build the communities we live in, and that’s something we should all be proud of. Together, we’re building Ohio. Together, we’re building America.

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September 6, 2019

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Here at Righter, our Employee Assistance Program is available to all employees and anyone with whom they share a home.  Everything is confidential and the company never knows who has utilized the program.  It is pre-paid for by the company and can help with all that life brings our way.

Regardless of what you are facing, there is hope, there is help and there can be healing.  Consider this the sign you have been waiting for and take that first step TODAY.

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August 8, 2019

Righter to Complete Repairs to the Goodale Park Fountain

Columbus City Council recently approved $330,000 to fix the Goodale Park Fountain with two bronze elephants on top.  The fountain is in the middle of the park’s pond in an active and visual spot.  The Righter Company will be the General Contractor on the project.  Commissioned by The Friends of Goodale Park in 2007, the fountain pumps were installed under the surface of the pond.  Since that time, the pumps installed underwater have proven to be difficult to maintain and have since failed.  Righter will remove the existing underwater system and install a new pump system within an underground pit outside the pond edge. This will not only provide a better pump system, but will also allow the capability to maintain it as necessary, according to Brian Hoyt, spokesman for the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks.

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July 30, 2019

Righter Crews Hear of Ways to Prevent Heat Disorders

Through Weekly Safety Talks, Righter crews have recently been reminded of ways to prevent heat stress, heat stroke and the importance of staying hydrated.

During the summer, we must all take precautions to ensure our bodies do not become overheated.  The following are ways to prevent heat stress disorders:

• Use general ventilation, cooling fans, and evaporative cooling whenever possible.

• Shield furnaces and other heat producing equipment including steam leaks.

• Wear loose, lightweight, light colored clothes.

• Drink water steadily before and during work in the heat.

• Drink about 16 ounces before starting

• Drink 5 to 7 ounces every 15 or 20 minutes during hot work.

• Eat well-balanced meals. Eat more smaller/lighter meals rather than large meals.

• Avoid drinks with alcohol and caffeine.

• Work at a steady pace, minimizing overexertion.

• Take regular breaks in a cool, well-ventilated area.

• Know your own limits and ability to work safely in heat.

• Take extra precautions with certain medications. Several medications can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated. Check with your doctor.

• Avoid sunburn. Having a sunburn reduces your body’s ability to rid itself of heat.

Pictured above are Ben Sullivan, Ben Sullivan, Jr., and Robert Ward, currently working under the supervision of Dwayne McVey at West Water Street Bridge Repair and Waterline Relocation, in Fairfield County.

Pictured above are Danny Wilson, Pete Fink and Jeff McGuire, currently working under the supervision of Jerry McVey at ODOT 180301 – Washington County (Marietta Bike Path).

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July 23, 2019

Employee Spotlight — Jacobi Schmalenberger

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT — JACOBI SCHMALENBERGER

Hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio

Current Position: Intern

Time Served: 2 months

Favorite Quote: “You Never Fail Until You Stop Trying.” — Albert Einstein

Something Memorable: AAA Grandview is the first project that I was given some responsibility in the field.  I had to ensure that the helicals met capacity and record the given values.  This project sticks out to me because it was the first time I was given that role and involved as an Intern.

Hobbies: Golf, Cornhole, and hanging out with family.

THE RIGHTER COMPANY APPRECIATES JACOBI’S EAGERNESS TO LEARN AND FRESH INSIGHT THAT HE PROVIDES!

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