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Manhattan Construction’s Brandon Batt receives National Safety Council Award

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Manhattan Construction's Brandon Batt receives National Safety Council Award

On October 22, the National Safety Council (NSC) will present its prestigious “Rising Star of Safety Award” to Manhattan Construction Company Safety Manager Brandon Batt at the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas.

The National Safety Council developed the “Rising Stars of Safety” to help shine a light on up-and-coming safety stars. Nominees are recognized at the NSC Congress & Expo and are highlighted in Safety+ Health® magazine.

“Brandon’s compassion for others drives his personal belief in the value of safety to business operations and, more importantly, to his commitment to accident prevention,” said Brian Killion, vice president of operations for Manhattan Construction Company.

Batt honorably served in the United States Army from 1998-2006. He was a notification trainer and mission leader to the Wounded in Action (WIA) and Killed in Action (KIA) notification branch, and then served as Head Liaison for Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Navy Medical Center.

Killion said, “Through his military experience, Brandon understands the direct impact that injury or death can have on an individual and their family. We are fortunate to have this caring leader at the helm of our safety programs in the Washington, DC area.”

Batt joined Manhattan Construction Co. in 2012. In 2016, Construction Equipment Magazine honored him as a 40 under 40 honoree.

Visit nsc.org/awards for additional information about the National Safety Council Awards.

About Manhattan Construction Company

Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is among the largest privately-held construction services firms in the U.S. Manhattan provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award winner and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner, which is ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com  

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact. www.nsc.org/home

Manhattan Construction promotes Ryan Haynie to lead Tulsa Division

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Manhattan Construction promotes Ryan Haynie to lead Tulsa Division

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally ranked general building company, announced the promotion of Ryan Haynie to vice president of the Tulsa division, which is responsible for operations in Eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas.

During Haynie’s 18-year career with the company, he has taken on increased responsibilities. He most recently served as operations manager for Manhattan’s Tulsa office. Haynie has taken a leadership role in the development and launch of company initiatives related to quality control and client engagement.

“We are extremely excited to promote Ryan into the leadership role for the Tulsa region,” said Manhattan Construction Group President Larry Rooney. “His passion for Tulsa and the surrounding area will be a great benefit to all our customers and the community.”

“Ryan is a life-long Oklahoman who has spent his career building projects that enrich the City of Tulsa’s landscape and livability,” said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. “Ryan is highly respected by our Manhattan family and clientele and has served as a positive role model, leader, and technical expert throughout his career.”

In 2018, Haynie was named a “Top Young Professional” in a five-state region by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana. The honor recognized him as among the best of the region’s next generation who are motivated to be better builders while maintaining a work-life balance that harmonizes family and community. In 2013, Haynie was recognized as a “40 under 40” honoree by both the Oklahoma Magazine and the Tulsa Business & Legal News.

U.S. Department of Labor and Manhattan Construction Company Sign Partnership To Enhance Safety and Health at Globe Life Field

Friday, August 24th, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor and Manhattan Construction Company Sign Partnership To Enhance Safety and Health at Globe Life Field
Caption: Eric Harbin, OSHA Acting Regional Administrator, and Josh Flesher,
OSHA Assistant Regional Director, and Manhattan Construction Company’s
Globe Life Field project team on OSHA partnership signing day, July 26, 2018.

ARLINGTON, TX – On Thursday, July 26, Manhattan Construction Company, along with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), signed a partnership to help protect approximately 1,000 workers during construction of Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The 1.7 million-square-foot project will be the new home of the Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball organization.

The unique partnership will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards in the construction industry, as well as promote open lines of communication between contractors and subcontractors to improve safety and health management systems and to provide for a comprehensive mentorship and training program that would benefit all contractors working on the job site. Through its Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations, and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies, and performance measures to improve worker safety and health.

“Putting proactive safety measures in place is crucial for highly-successful safety programs and achieving zero incidents,” said Manhattan Construction Company Vice President of Operations Jim Cuddihee. “Our partnership with OSHA will help us achieve that goal by providing advanced evaluation and hazard prevention reviews to ensure the health and well-being of every worker on our site.”

Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company is construction manager for the Globe Life Field project, which is a ground-up construction of a new baseball park, multi-purpose entertainment, and sports facility for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the City of Arlington. The new 40,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium is planned to be completed by the March 2020 opening day.

Globe Life Field is the fifth project in which Manhattan Construction Company has participated in a partnership with OSHA.

 

Brett Harrison honored as ASA-OK “Superintendent of the Year.”

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Brett Harrison receives 'Superintendent of the Year'

OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Subcontractors Association of Oklahoma (ASA-OK) has named Manhattan Construction Company Superintendent Brett Harrison “Superintendent of the Year.”

Harrison received the honor at ASA-OK’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala held Friday, June 15 at the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

The subcontracting community nominated Harrison for exhibiting expert supervision and direction of the projects he oversees, open and professional communication, understanding of processes and workforce scheduling of subcontractors, building relationships on the project site, safety, and knowledge of contract documents, including state and local policies.

“During his career, Brett has established an excellent reputation among his peers for his hard work and dedication to project success,” said Kyle Nelson, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “It is a pleasure to congratulate Brett on this esteemed honor.”

After working in the subcontractor trades, Harrison joined Manhattan in 2010 where he has been involved in more than $140 million in construction projects. He specializes in healthcare construction and is currently serving on the INTEGRIS Council Emergency Hospital and Medical Office Building project team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

ASA-OK is an organization dedicated to addressing the issues and concerns affecting Oklahoma subcontractors.

First structural steel column installed at Globe Life Field

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – The first structural steel column was installed at the new Globe Life Field project Friday, June 15. The occasion marks the start of vertical construction on the future new home of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Officials from the Texas Rangers and Manhattan Construction Company joined with several Texas Rangers players at the event. In all, approximately 35,000 tons of steel (16,000 in the seating bowl; 19,000 for the roof) will be used in the construction of Globe Life Field.

The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017, with construction beginning the following week. The new 1.7 million square foot ballpark, located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington, will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months. Seating capacity is approximately 40,000 for Globe Life Field, which will open in March 2020. HKS is the design architect for the project, and Manhattan Construction Company is the Construction Manager.

Tyler McManaman Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2018 “40 Under 40” Honoree

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Tyler McManamanWe are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Project Manager Tyler McManaman has been selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2018 “40 Under 40” honoree. Each year Oklahoma Magazine chooses 40 individuals who represent the best the state has to offer in all fields of business, with the common goal of putting Oklahoma on the map as a state of the future.

Tyler started his Manhattan career as a project manager in 2016 where he quickly earned a reputation of service and dedication among his colleagues and clients. Tyler specializes in construction of healthcare and higher education projects. His most recent project management work includes projects for the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman Regional Hospital, and Moore Norman Technology Center. Tyler holds the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate credential and has a degree in construction science from OU.

Tyler is invested in industry and civic responsibility. He is active in the community and participates on various boards and organizations including the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Oklahoma, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma, Construction Leadership Council (CLC), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Infant Crisis Center and Rebuilding Together OKC.

Tyler has strong roots in Oklahoma. He holds a strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty, inclusiveness and setting high standards.

“We are extremely proud to have Tyler represent Manhattan’s culture of uncompromising dedication. Quite simply, Tyler is an integral part of transforming Oklahoma’s landscape. He is a solid role model in the construction industry,” said Kyle Nelson, Manhattan Construction Company vice president.

Read Tyler’s “40 Under 40” Oklahoma Magazine profile:

http://www.okmag.com/2018/03/22/40-under-40-2018/6/

Manhattan Construction Company wins top national safety award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Pinnacle Award logo

On behalf of Manhattan Construction Company, Safety Managers Trista Shomo and Scott March accepted the National Safety Pinnacle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on March 21 during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.
Caption: On behalf of Manhattan Construction Company, Safety Managers Trista Shomo and Scott Marsh accepted the National Safety Pinnacle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on March 21 during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, Calif.

TULSA, OKLAHOMATulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company has been named the winner of the 2017 National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Manhattan Construction Company received the award March 21 during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at the ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, California.

There are three levels of achievement for the National Safety Excellence Award (NSEA) competition: Excellence, Merit and the Pinnacle Award. While Excellence and Merit represent exceptional and outstanding safety programs, respectively, Pinnacle recipients can truly be considered world-class. The Pinnacle Award reflects exceptional long-term safety performance and processes; only previous year’s recipients of the Excellence Award were eligible for consideration for the Pinnacle honor. Prior to winning the Pinnacle Award, Manhattan won the 2016 Excellence Award.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor Manhattan Construction Company, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, Va. “Manhattan’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.”

National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). Manhattan Construction Company is a seven-time winner of the STEP Diamond level, which is the STEP program’s highest honor.

During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and Safety Committee.

“With a goal of zero incidents, Manhattan’s Operation Zero safety awareness program fosters a caring connection among everyone who works on our jobsites,” said John Reyhan, president of Manhattan Construction Company. “Since the program’s launch in 2016, our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) has reached an all-time company best of 0.50, which is half the national average.”

Operation Zero Sign

Caption: Manhattan Construction workers prepare to install Operations Zero safety awareness sign on a construction site in Naples, Florida.

STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety programs in construction and is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health program and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s latest Safety Performance Report, the best-performing ABC members STEP participants can reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 670 percent safer than the industry average.

“As a family-owned company with the fifth generation of the founding family, Larry Rooney, serving in leadership, we are dedicated to the health and safety of every team member,” said Reyhan. “We are a family of builders who cares about making sure every worker makes it home safely to their family every day.”

The National Safety Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Company is among the nation’s largest family-owned construction companies. Its services include construction management, general building, preconstruction, design-build and program management.

Manhattan Construction Company is a subsidiary of Naples, Florida-based Manhattan Construction Group, which is recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a top 50 contractor, and serves building, civil, pipeline and specialty construction segments in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The Group’s operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. Manhattan is ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2017 “Contractor of the Year,” and in the last three years, its operations have received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety.  Learn more at www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com.

 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

Mike Miller promoted to operations manager for Manhattan Construction’s Tampa office

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Mike Miller.

Tampa, Florida – Manhattan Construction Company, a privately-held, top nationally-ranked general building company, is pleased announce the promotion of Michael Miller to operations manager of the Company’s Tampa office. As operations manager, Miller will oversee construction quality, subcontractor management and safety program adherence to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients. He previously served as project director.

With 19 years of experience, Miller has managed multimillion-dollar construction projects for government and private-sector clients. His portfolio of work includes education, correctional, transportation, hospitality, mission critical, sports, condominiums and high-end renovation projects.  

Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

Lucy Lambert Novotny Named Journal Record 2018 Achievers Under 40

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Lucy Lambert Novotny, 2018 Achievers Under 40.

Manhattan Construction Company Project Manager Lucy Lambert Novotny has been selected by The Journal Record as an “Achievers Under 40” honoree. Each year The Journal Record recognizes 39 young professionals who have proven themselves in their professions and demonstrated a commitment to their communities.

“We take great pride in employing Oklahoma’s best construction professionals,” said Kyle Nelson, Oklahoma City Division Vice President. “Lucy is extremely deserving of this prestigious honor as she is a tremendous role model in the industry. She represents Manhattan Construction in exemplary fashion with an unwavering commitment to her community.”

During Lucy’s eight years at Manhattan Construction, she has been involved in nearly $500 million in successful construction projects including the high-profile, $120 million First Baptist New Campus project in Dallas, Texas and the $185-million Interior Restoration of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys giving back to her community. She is a volunteer for Junior Achievement, where she shares her personal and professional experiences and skills in the classroom with students in the community. Lucy also volunteers for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and is involved with Rebuilding Together OKC, an organization that works to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area.

Lucy graduated with a construction management degree from Oklahoma State University in 2007. She is a wife and mother, and takes great pride in mentoring other women in pursuing construction as a profession.

Link here to read the article at The Journal Record website: http://journalrecord.com/2018/03/02/2018-achievers-under-40-honorees-selected/

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Group is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a top 50 contractor and serves building, civil, pipeline and specialty construction segments in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. In the last three years, its operations have received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety.
www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

David Reyes joins Manhattan Construction’s Houston office

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

David Reyes joins Houston estimating team.

Houston, Texas – Manhattan Construction Company, a privately-held, top nationally-ranked general building company, is pleased to welcome David Reyes to the Company’s Houston-area office. Reyes will be a part of Manhattan’s Houston estimating team, whose recent project work includes United Airlines Terminal C, Minute Maid Park Center Field Improvements, and the Alvin Independent School District Stadium. Reyes has new construction and interior build-out project experience in estimating, project management and operations. Reyes is a native Houstonian and earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Houston.

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction Group is consistently recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a top 50 contractor and serves building, civil, pipeline and specialty construction segments in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safezone, LLC. In the last three years, its operations have received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety.
www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com