January 7, 2020

“Gone Fishin’!”

Fishing on the job! Last August, we made a post featuring our Goodale Park Fountain project.  On December 31, 2019, The Columbus Dispatch printed the picture and caption below that shows Righter employee Ben “Butch” Sullivan temporarily moving fish from the pond at Goodale Park to Franklin Park while renovations to the Goodale fountain are made.

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January 2, 2020

Happy World Introvert Day!

You may not be aware that every January 2nd since 2011 has been World Introvert Day.  It is an opportunity for people worldwide to better understand and appreciate introverts.  World Introvert Day started when psychologist and author Felicitas Heyne published a blog post calling for a day for the quiet ones we may work and live with.

Let’s face it: introverts are a misunderstood minority.  We live in an extrovert world and introverts often appear to be arrogant and strange.  Which they aren’t.  Introverts just work differently.  And let’s not forget that although introverts might be a minority, they are a majority in the gifted population.  Most famous scientists, philosophers, artists and thinkers are introverted.  Introverts shape the world we live in.  But they also have to face specific health risks, job-related problems and often difficult relationships.

Let’s take a moment on January 2nd to think about what it means to be an introvert. A better understanding of introversion may lead to a better world.

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December 19, 2019

Party Time!

On Friday, December 13, 2019, Righter employees gathered to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday.  As in past years, there was lunch, games, prizes, gifts, safety and service awards!  City BBQ catered it for a second straight year and no one went away hungry!  Significant others were invited and we were pleased to have those who came.  Another special guest, Magician Phil Hoffman, was in attendance.  He amazed the entire group with card tricks & magic and he also performed for smaller groups while we were in-between activities.  Years of Service awards were given to Brandon Lowery (15), Dwayne McVey (5) and Ben Sullivan (5).  Brad Guiniling, not pictured, also received a 5-year service award.  Righter is thankful for all its employees and wishes each one a safe and happy holiday season with their families.

Watch Through the Years, a video of pictures taken at our employee Christmas parties from 2000 through 2018.

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December 12, 2019

Tips To Help You Avoid A Christmas Financial Hangover

Make a list and a budget and stick to it.  Knowing what you want to buy and what you can afford to spend in advance can help you establish a reasonable budget, prevent impulse purchases and look a little more objectively at your spending.

Cut your other expenses.  The holidays are coming whether you’re ready or not.  If you need some extra money for gifts or holiday gatherings, plan to pack your lunch for a couple of months, find some free entertainment, or skip renewing the gym membership and work out at home.

Shop early.  This holiday tip can get you more for your money.  Stores have better sales earlier in the season.  Researching regular prices ahead of time can help you spot a good deal.  Even though last minute shoppers can get good deals on some things, selection can be limited and you may have a harder time finding a substitute if your first choice isn’t available.  That can lead to impulse purchases and overspending.

Use coupons.  Store discount coupons, e-mail or text coupons, online discount codes and smart phone apps can provide some savings. Shopping at a store that allows you to stack coupons or use multiple offers can help too.  Make a point to visit before heading to the checkout at stores and restaurants!

Give DIY gifts.  A homemade gift can often convey a more heartfelt sentiment and may save you some money too.  If you aren’t creative, shop a craft fair with local artisans or give a food gift from your own kitchen such as homemade jam or a homemade pancake or hot chocolate mix.  Children’s artwork in a frame make great keepsakes.  A handmade coupon for work that you will do for an elderly parent around their house is another idea.

Watch out for credit card purchases and financing deals.  Make sure you know what you’re getting into and be honest with yourself about what you can pay off.  A few hundred dollars of gifts can end up costing much more if you’re paying them off until summer or longer.

Putting these holiday financial tips into action this year can help keep your spending in check and make your holiday season a little happier.

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December 4, 2019

Project Spotlight: Southerly WWTP Water Meter Vault

Upgrading the water supply line to the City of Columbus Public Utilities Department‘s treatment plant!  We are removing and replacing an existing water meter vault including installing and maintaining a temporary by-pass to keep the Southerly Waster Water Treatment plant in operation.  Pictured is the bypass line tied into the main water line going to the plant.  The expected completion date is the end of February 2020.  The crew is comprised of Pete Litter, Kasey McCloskey, and Justin Adams.  The Foreman is Mark Litter and the Project Manager is Nick Miller.  The Engineer on the project is Burgess & Niple, Inc., and H.R. Gray is the Construction Manager.



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