A Smith truss covered bridge that Righter completed work on in 2015 has received national recognition in The Historical Marker Database. We are proud to have restored this bridge and to have provided the owner and the community with a piece of history they can enjoy for years to come.
“The BX Craftsmanship Award judges have selected 10 recipients to be honored with a 2016 BX Craftsmanship Award. The recipients were selected from 30 nominations of work completed throughout the central Ohio area during the past year.
Since 1964, the BX Craftsmanship Awards Program has recognized the importance of craftspeople for the quality work they provide to the local construction industry.
This year’s recipients will be recognized during the 124th BX Annual Meeting in November. Profiles of the winners and their work will be published in future issues of the BX eNewsletter.”
Righter’s award-winning crew consisted of:
Bill Bunner, Jeff McGuire, Jerry McVey, Jack Wheeler and Dannie Wilson (The Righter Co., Inc.) for the construction of bridges, walkways and retaining walls at the Alum Creek Trail; nominated by Brad Nadolson (The Righter Co., Inc.)
The Righter Company is pleased to support the following local organizations:
Otway Covered Bridge project is among the nominees for the “Project of the Year” in ASHE’s Central Ohio Section.
A recent Righter purchase, our new Link-Belt 250, is a smooth operating machine with a high lifting capacity compared to similar-sized excavators in our fleet. It has nice features such as a rear view camera so the operator can see what is behind the excavator. One of our operators has also commented that it has a more comfortable cab than other excavators we own. Here at Righter, we are always looking to upgrade and improve our fleet of heavy equipment.
We are excited to announce that The Righter Company has launched its own internal training program for our construction site supervisors. We have adopted a program made available by AGC. The Associated General Contractors of America’s Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company’s bottom line. The comprehensive 6-course program focuses on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials. This is another way Righter provides for the professional development of its up and coming field leaders, which benefits us and our clients!
The Village of Galena has been working several years to improve the Galena Brick Trail from Dustin Rd. to Holmes St. Our parks and trails map is attached. We received a Clean Ohio trail grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that will convert the old railroad bed to a 10’wide paved multi-purpose trail that is part of the Ohio to Erie Trail. The project would also replace the bridge deck over Little Walnut Creek. This trail eventually will connect to the Hoover Scenic Trail and Genoa Trail south of us and the Big Walnut Community Trail to the north in Sunbury that connects to Big Walnut Elementary. The trails will also link Galena’s neighborhoods with our parks and downtown commercial area.
We have partnered with Delaware County, Preservation Parks of Delaware County, and Delaware County Friends of the Trail (DCFT) on this project and they have contributed matching funds and in-kind services. We bid the project out last summer and the bids came in substantially higher than the funds available. We made some revisions to the project and bid it out again at the end of 2015. The bids came in lower than before but still in excess of our funding. So, DCFT has been working hard on raising the funds needed to move forward with this project. The Village, Ohio to Erie Trail fund, DCFT, Preservation Parks, and the Delaware County Foundation have donated additional funds and in-kind services.
DCFT has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the remaining money needed to start construction on the trail project. Please visit their site at gofundme.com/htn89dkc and donate if you can. Forward this to anyone you think might be passionate about improving our trails for health, safety, and to enjoy our abundant natural resources.