We at Fortney & Weygandt are happy to report that the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation awarded us a Certificate of 100% Achievement for preventing accidents and injuries in the work place during 2017. This award recognizes that we experienced no lost time accidents during the year. While there were a couple of minor injuries, our workforce competed 216,000 hours of work without a significant injury.
This year Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. is celebrating our 40th anniversary. Since 1978, a lot has changed, but Fortney & Weygandt’s commitment to service has always been there. Giving back and helping others was a personal philosophy of Bob Fortney’s as well as a part of how he conducted his business.
Fairfield Inn & Suites is celebrating the grand opening of their newest hotel in Indiana. Located at 1335 West Main Street, this 105 room Fairfield Inn & Suites is owned by Schahet Hotels and is opening in a great location near shopping and restaurants in Carmel. Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. was the general contractor and Bounds & Gillespie was the architect for this 60,900 square-foot, 4 story block and plank hotel.
Weather conditions can often have negative effects on a construction project, particularly potentially delaying the intended completion date. Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. has projects spread across the entire nation and, as a result, we must monitor weather conditions from coast-to-coast. So when I speak to business associates in the Midwest and they remark that the weather has been great and that we must be rolling along quite easily, I have to educate them that we may be good in this part of the country, but we have issues elsewhere. Adverse weather conditions can easily cause delays which, in turn, affect a project’s completion schedule.
Fortney & Weygandt received two Awards of Merit from The Association of Builders & Contractors (ABC) for Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, OH and Arby's in Boardman, OH. The Excellence in Construction Awards event was on Friday, October, 27th at the A Loft Hotel in Cleveland. Matt Frank, Director of Business Development, was in attendance to accept the awards.
Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. was recently provided a challenge by the Arby’s Corporation, remodel a restaurant in 12 days versus a standard schedule of 4 weeks.
We are continuing our Meet Fortney & Weygandt series with highlighting our summer intern, Ryan.
Ryan is attending OhioNorthern University and has been interning with our company for the past two summers. He has been shadowing our Superintendents all across the country to learn more about our field. Watch the video below to learn more about Ryan and everything he's done this summer!
Fortney & Weygandt participated in the 7th Annual CLE Plane Pull benefiting the Special Olympics of Ohio on Saturday in the I-X Center parking lot. Teams of 20 people had one chance to pull a Boeing 737, which weighed over 100,000 pounds, 12 feet in the fastest time. The event raised over $68,000 for the Special Olympics of Ohio.