Archive for September, 2018

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.

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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.  

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council ( 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.

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.