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O’Harrow Construction Co. Receives Top Honor Awards from Nucor Building Systems

O’Harrow Construction Co. is pleased to announce it has been named recipient of the Three Million Dollars Cumulative award from Nucor Building Systems, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom-engineered metal building systems. This distinguished award recognizes Authorized Nucor Builders with outstanding accomplishment in selling and constructing Nucor custom steel building systems totally over three million  dollars in their history as a Nucor Builder. From a network of more than 1,000 Authorized Nucor Builders nationwide, O’Harrow Construction Co. is one of a select few recipients of this significant honor. O’Harrow Construction Co. has also been awarded the High Performance award.This premier annual award recognizes Authorized Nucor Builders with exceptional performance in selling Nucor custom steel building systems in a single year. “We congratulate O’Harrow Construction Co. for their outstanding achievements of both awards,” said Jim Lindhorst, Sales Manager at Nucor Building Systems. “These awards are a testament to their ability to provide superior construction services using Nucor Building Systems products.” Through a network of Authorized Builders, Nucor Building Systems offers a wide array of building solutions for projects ranging from industrial and commercial structures to projects for the agricultural, community, and retail industries that are custom designed, yet cost­ effective,efficient, and faster to erect than conventional construction methods. Based in Jackson, Ml, O’Harrow Construction Co. is an Authorized Nucor Builder specializing in design/build of pre-engineered metal building systems.

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Engineers WIthout Borders Bridge Project Completed in Gualindo Arriba, El Salvador

Engineers WIthout Borders Bridge Project Completed in Gualindo Arriba, El Salvador

  This project was selected as an Engineers Without Borders-USA 2011 Premier Project. Thrush Engineering, Inc. performed voluntary efforts for the analysis and design for this single span box concrete structure capable of supporting school busses and emergency vehicles over a rainy season,  high volume, high velocity waterway.  Form design utilizing timber posts, cribbing and planking for walls and elevated horizontal slabs was also a part of this project. Design of the structure was coordinated with Engineers Without Borders-USA personnel and reflected the use of manual construction methods and lower strength concrete and reinforcing steel indigenous to the region’s geographic market. The bridge need is reflected by allowing school busses and other priority vehicles to remain active during the area’s rainy season. Construction of the project was completed in 2011.

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Scott Gillett Expands PE Registrations

Scott M. Gillett, P.E., Vice President of Engineering recently obtained registration as a Professional Engineer in the states of New York, North Carolina and Kansas. O’Harrow Construction/Thrush Engineering is now authorized to design projects in 15 states. Scott has a degree in Civil Engineering from Tri-State University and has been a Licensed Professional Engineer in various states for 28 years.  

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Swan Steel Facilities Upgraded

Facilities for Swan Steel were recently upgraded. The upgrades included a building enclosure of an area adjacent to the existing steel shop building (adding 9600 square feet additional space) and adding a new 10 ton high speed overhead crane. The new 10 ton crane replaced a 3 ton unit and will increase overall efficiency of Swan Steel’s operations. In house structural engineering was performed to assure the existing structure could accept the new heavier crane loads.

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Maxx Marriott Appointed Safety Director

Maxx Marriott Appointed Safety Director

Maxx Marriott has been appointed Safety Director. Maxx works with Project Managers and Supervisors to help ensure jobsite safety and compliance with the current OSHA/MIOSHA standards. Maxx has a degree in Architectural Construction Technology from Baker College of Jackson and has been employed by O’Harrow Construction for 18 years. 

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