Archive for December, 2020

Manhattan Road & Bridge Company Supports The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital’s “Christmas Heroes” Campaign

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

MRB donates to Children's Center. Photo of Big CheckDecember 2, 2020, Bethany, OK – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, a member of the Manhattan Construction Group family of companies, generously donated $15,000 to The ‘Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, becoming one of the first corporate Christmas Heroes of 2020. The donated funds will be allocated to the areas of greatest patient need in the coming months.

“During construction of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike bridge project at Highway 66, our team heard story after story about the life-saving work by The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, located near our job site,” said Eric Mainka, Manhattan Road & Bridge project manager. “In the tradition of giving back to the communities in which we build, we wanted to support the hospital’s mission to maximize the potential of the lives of children. We hope that by shining a light on their compassionate work, others will join us in supporting them.”

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital and Manhattan were both founded in Oklahoma in the late 19th century and share rich histories strongly rooted in shared core values. Receiving this recognition and support from such a well-regarded Oklahoma company is deeply appreciated by the hospital.

“The Manhattan team is a special group of people that cares deeply about their community. The children in our hospital will be blessed by their loving support this Christmas”,” said Nico Gomez, CEO, The ‘Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. “”The Manhattan Road & Bridge Company is building a connection to these wonderful patients on a foundation of love and support that makes a positive difference in these ‘children’s lives”.”

Because of COVID-19 protocols, the hospital must limit in-kind donations this year, making donations such as Manhattan Road & ‘Bridge’s especially important. The ‘hospital’s Christmas Heroes campaign offers donors the opportunity to make a flexible donation. All donations will be used to purchase developmental and basic needs items that support the ‘hospital’s high standards of medical care and benefit the individuality of every patient from newborn to young adult.

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Manhattan Construction Company breaks ground on Center for Arts, Innovation, and Creativity

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

BA Center for Arts Team

BROKEN ARROW – The City of Broken Arrow and Manhattan Construction Company broke ground on the new Center for Arts, Innovation, and Creativity in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Wednesday, November 18.

The Broken Arrow Center for the Arts, Innovation, and Creativity facility new two-story, 14,325-square-foot building that includes space for classrooms, offices, a gift shop, a woodworking shop, and an art gallery, and a 1,200 square-foot outdoor classroom on the second-floor roof deck. The project is scheduled to complete in Fall 2021. Manhattan Construction Company is providing construction management services for the project, and Selser Schaefer Architects is the architect.

The City is working with ArtsOK, Inc., the non-profit that will occupy the facility, on a use agreement and programming. This innovative space will be a unique destination in Broken Arrow’s Rose District and will serve to the enjoyment and education of the citizens in the entire metro area.

Joining the representatives from City of Broken Arrow and the project team at the ceremony were council members, and AVB Bank officials, who donated the land to the City earlier this year.

BA Center for Arts Rendering

Before turning the dirt, Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Ted Cundiff, AVB Board Chairman Kelley Kimbrough-Rash, Tulsa Performing Arts Center CEO Mark Frie, and incoming Center for Arts Director Jennifer Deal all said a few words to commemorate the event.

“I am so pleased to see this project finally come to fruition. This has been years in the making, and it is another great example of what can be accomplished in a public-private partnership. The commitment of AVB Bank and the City of Broken Arrow, along with the citizens of Broken Arrow, donors from across the state, Kristin Chenoweth and ArtsOK, have turned this dream into a reality,” said Mark Frie, Chief Executive Officer at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

(Photo by Manhattan Construction Company, Rendering courtesy of Selser Schaefer Architects)