Sep 07, 2022
Trico Companies hired Chris Ramsey as a project manager based in the Tri-Cities. Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with expertise as a carpenter, supervisor, superintendent and project manager. He has consulted on multifaceted projects and facilitated working relationships with a wide range of clients, contractors and key business partners. Trico Companies is based in Burlington.
EM Richland Operations Office contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Co. hosted 20 college interns and cooperative education students this summer as part of an initiative to build and inspire the future workforce. The program offers local students employment opportunities at the Hanford Site while they earn a degree, preparing them for potential careers in the nuclear cleanup industry. Program participants work a one-year internship — part time during the school year and full time in the summer — in areas such as engineering, finance and project management. Central Plateau Cleanup Co. is working on a formalized agreement with Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities to grow and foster the co-op program.
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association Foundation awarded five $5,000 college scholarships to future transportation leaders. The scholarships are for those pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a transportation-related field of study. This year, Jasmine Platt from Boise, Idaho, was one of the recipients. Platt is studying for a doctoral degree in public policy and administration at Boise State University. The IBTTA Foundation is the educational and charitable arm of the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them.
Aug 30, 2022
Two firms have joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington: Zamalloa Industries of Seattle; and Kerriston Enterprises of Hobart. Zamalloa provides various metal fabrication services, including welding, waterjet cutting and deck plating. It also offers marine painting and sandblasting. Kerriston is a veteran-owned small business that self-performs earthwork jobs such as excavation, grading, demolition, retaining walls and land clearing.
The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors' construction leadership council donated $8,500 to Matt's Place Foundation, a charitable group serving those with ALS. Matt's Place Foundation is behind Coeur d'Alene House, a smart home designed and built to serve the unique needs of those living with ALS and their families. Matt's Place is inspired by local construction industry member and former marine Matthew Wild, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2015.
Rebuilding Together South Sound recently marked its 1,200th repair project on homes and community centers in the South Sound since 2001. The program serves low-income older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, and families with children under the age of 18. Essential repairs help neighbors stay in their homes at no cost to them. Over the years, more than 10,840 volunteers have given more than 110,000 hours of time to the program.