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ACI Cuts the Cord

ACI Makes Major Investment in Safety and Efficiency

In order to meet new OSHA regulations for silica dust exposure, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. (ACI) partnered with Milwaukee Tools to provide, among several other new tools, the Milwaukee HAMMERVAC™ Dedicated Dust Extractor which connects directly to and is powered by the M18 FUEL™ 1” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer. This design allows for a very compact HAMMERVAC™ and rotary hammer combination to fit in the most confined work spaces, utilizing the same replaceable certified HEPA filter as other HAMMERVACS™, which filter 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3µm.

 

Evan Shriver, ACI’s Executive Vice President for Construction Operations believes this initiative to be another clear indication of ACI’s dedication to providing something extraordinary to our clients. “These new tools represent a major, $100,000+ investment which will not only ensure ACI meets or exceeds OSHA requirements, but will also provide more efficient layout while increasing safety, quality and productivity for our workers and our customers.”

 

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Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is a full service industrial and commercial contractor headquartered in Richmond, VA (Chesterfield County) with satellite offices in Newport News, Roanoke, and Hampton Roads, VA. Our highly skilled team of over 550 employees serves customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.acibuilds.com.

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ACI Congratulates Our Apprenticeship Grads!

Programs Help ACI Maintain Competitive Edge

On Friday, June 2nd & Monday, June 12th, Atlantic Constructors officially congratulated our apprentices:

  • Shelton Barker, Service & Special Projects
  • Joseph Clarke, Fire Protection
  • Joshua Maddox, Service & Special Projects
  • Shawn Mitchell, Service & Special Projects
  • Bradley Ruble, Service & Special Projects
  • Robert Snellings, Service & Special Projects
  • Ebony Thompson, Service & Special Projects
  • Gabe Jovel, Mechanical
  • Christopher Martin, Service & Special Projects
  • Sean Norris, Service & Special Projects

At the electrical graduation, VECAP presented two outstanding student awards, both won by ACI’s Josh Maddox! He received the award for the highest grade point average (98%) and was also acknowledged for his perfect attendance – he never missed a class during the entire four-year period! This is the second consecutive year that ACI apprentices have won each award. (Last year Chris Peters had the highest grade point average and Joshua Stanley perfect attendance.)

Keith Dunford, Senior Project Manager, was quick to express his excitement for all of the graduates. He also shared this about Josh, “Josh’s determination and drive are exceptional and his joyous positive attitude is contagious. We are proud of his aspiring nature and are continually impressed by his ability to go above and beyond. It has been a pleasure to watch him grow and we are looking forward to him continuing his future with ACI.”

ACI was represented at the June 2nd ceremony by Terrence Kerner, Keith Dunford, Gary Crawford, Melissa Weaver, Chancelor VanGorder, and Tim Hodge. Keith has been an instructor in the program for three years and Chance just completed his first year in this role.

Last Friday’s electrical apprentice graduation was not our only reason to celebrate. We also had three more apprentices finish their respective programs. Gabe Jovel and Christopher Martin completed the plumbing apprentice program and Sean Norris completed his HVAC training. ACI was represented at the June 12 plumbing graduation ceremony by Donna Westbrook & Melissa Weaver. Melissa Weaver, ACI’s Training Manager/ Apprenticeship Coordinator was full of congrats for all of our graduates and she offered this advice. “Sit for your test ASAP! It’s easier to access all the book knowledge that you will need now rather than 12 months from now.”

ACI’s President, Terrence Kerner, noted that “The apprentice programs play an important role in our ability to compete in an industry where there is a shortage of skilled labor. ACI encourages participation in all trades.”

 

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Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is a full service industrial and commercial contractor headquartered in Richmond, VA (Chesterfield County) with satellite offices in Newport News, Roanoke, and Hampton Roads, VA. Our highly skilled team of over 550 employees serves customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.acibuilds.com.

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Atlantic Constructors Undertakes Massive Expansion to Fabrication Facility

$3 million project supports growth in prefabrication & modular construction services

Richmond, Va. (March 31, 2017) – Atlantic Constructors, Inc., (ACI) the region’s leading commercial and industrial contractor with offices in Richmond, Roanoke and Hampton Roads, is currently undergoing a $3 million expansion to enlarge its fabrication facility in Richmond from 100,000 to 130,000 square feet. The project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2017, enables ACI to seize a competitive edge with its prefabrication and modular construction capabilities.

With the expansion, ACI is adding a significant amount of fabrication capacity, including increased overhead crane capacity, to meet the growing customer demand for “off-jobsite” assemblies and prefabrication. ACI fabricates the ductwork, piping, plumbing and steelwork to the client’s exact specifications while work at the client’s construction site is underway. The finished ACI products are then delivered to the jobsite in a ready-to-install state, increasing quality control and minimizing on-site installation time.

“A 30 percent increase in size allows us to have all of our fabrication services under one roof, which will result in greater efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness for our customers,” said Terrance Kerner, President of ACI. “We are passionate about providing something extraordinary in terms of innovative and quality solutions for our clients. This expansion is a big step toward achieving our strategic goal to be positioned as the Mid-Atlantic region’s contractor of choice.”

“We are extremely pleased that Atlantic Constructors has made this new three-million-dollar investment in their facility here in the Bermuda District in Chesterfield County. Atlantic Constructors is a top-quality employer that truly lives their mission of being Extraordinary through Innovation, Collaboration, and Diversity,” said Dorothy Jaeckle, Chair, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. “We appreciate Atlantic Constructors’ commitment to continued growth and we look forward to the new jobs this growth will bring to our community. Atlantic Constructors has been a great corporate community partner and we congratulate them on this expansion and wish them continued success.”

 

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Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is a full service industrial and commercial contractor headquartered in Richmond, VA (Chesterfield County) with satellite offices in Newport News, Roanoke, and Hampton Roads, VA. Our highly skilled team of over 550 employees serves customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.acibuilds.com.