St. Mary’s Medical Center beautification project completed

Geiger Brothers has completed the final phases of campus beautification work at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

As the prime contractor, Geiger Brothers was responsible for both self-performing and managing the work of subcontractors to demolish the historic but outdated seven-story School of Nursing building that was used from 1947 until 2009, and then to restore the area to “green” space to include benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

A Geiger Brothers subcontractor demolished the outdated School of Nursing building at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.  The site now features green space with benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

A Geiger Brothers subcontractor demolished the outdated School of Nursing building at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. The site now features green space with benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

Subsequent campus beautification project components for which Geiger Brothers was responsible were the replacement of the main entrance canopy and driveway, total replacement of the parking lots, major storm water system improvements, and additional landscaping and green space in other medical campus areas.

Replacement of the main entrance with new canopy, driveway and landscaping was part of the Geiger Brothers role in a now-completed campus beautification project at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.

Replacement of the main entrance with new canopy, driveway and landscaping was part of the Geiger Brothers role in a now-completed campus beautification project at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.

Geiger Brothers employees participate in Ohio University housing Phase 1 topping out ceremony

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Geiger Brothers personnel were honored to set the final piece of structural steel at the August 14, 2014 “topping out” ceremony held at Ohio University.

Geiger Brothers continues its key role in completing major work activities on the five-building, $116 million Phase 1 housing project on Ohio University’s Athens campus, working through Corna-Kokosing-Elford. This work includes the foundation package (pile caps and grade beams) for the five building site, site utilities and civil work for each building, district chilled water piping relocation, and structural steel fabrication and erection.

As a joint venture with Bruner Corporation, a Columbus-based mechanical contracting firm, Bruner and Geiger Brothers are performing the design assist and construction contracts to complete the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing contracts for the new dormitories.

This first phase of Ohio University’s extensive plan to reshape its on-campus student housing includes the construction of four new residence halls and a common Learning Center. The dormitories, with a total of 900 beds, are expected to ready for student occupancy in the fall of 2015. The new residence halls will offer semi-suite rooms with a shared bathroom. Each hall will have study and social lounges for students, as well as a larger area for programming, wireless internet, cable TV, and laundry areas. The project includes a central Learning Commons building that will feature group study, meeting and tutoring rooms, media equipped classrooms, and offices.

Murphy Tractor complex site preparation nearing completion

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Geiger Brothers is completing site preparation work and preparing for foundation pours and underground plumbing and electrical service installations for the new sales and service complex for Murphy Tractor and Equipment Company.

The new complex is being built at Mayhew Road and State Route 32 south of Jackson and is expected to be completed in early 2015.

Murphy is a John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer specializing in items such as bulldozers, excavators and backhoes. The local business, currently located in Chillicothe, is being moved to Jackson.

The full sales, service and parts facility will include a 12,000 square foot building for offices, sales, the parts department and a 9,000-square-foot service area.  Service features will include four large drive-through full maintenance bays, two 10-ton overhead cranes, and an interior wash bay.  The site will also include a two-acre stone equipment lot.

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Cabell Huntington Hospital boiler system complete

Boiler #3 set in place.

Boiler #3 set in place.

Geiger Brothers has completed installation of a new boiler and support systems at West Virginia’s Cabell Huntington Hospital.  The project began in September 2013.

The scope of work included installation of one of the required high pressure steam boilers serving the main hospital, along with steam piping from the sub-basement to the 6th floor mechanical penthouse.

The project included heating and cooling exchange system upgrades to increase the hospital’s capacity for serving patient requirements.  Project work required the installation of scaffolding up the side of the six-level structure.

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Geiger Brothers used a synchronized gantry crane system to set the #3 high pressure steam boiler at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Geiger Brothers used a synchronized gantry crane system to set the #3 high pressure steam boiler at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

West Virginia Veterans Memorial undergoing repairs

Geiger Brothers recently began work under a contract from the West Virginia General Services Division to renovate the West Virginia Veterans Memorial that sits on the Capitol Complex in Charleston.

An architectural and engineering review conducted in 2013 found electrical and drainage issues, cracked paving stones and failing joints.

The oval monument was closed Memorial Day and Geiger Brothers began work to address the identified issues. The $1.5 million project is to be completed before Veterans Day in November.

The work includes stone and bronze restoration, waterproofing, masonry and plumbing repair, and lighting replacement.

Designed by West Virginia sculptor P. Joseph Mullins, the memorial has four limestone monoliths surrounded by a reflecting pool. Black granite covering the inside walls is etched with the names of more than 10,000 West Virginians who have died in 20th century wars. The outside walls feature four statues, also designed by Mullins, that represent each military branch and major war. Construction of the memorial began in 1990 and was completed in 1999 at a cost of about $4 million.

“I think it is one of the most unique and well-designed war memorials in the nation,” said a representative of the Capitol Building Commission. “It was really thought through and the designer should be congratulated. It is wonderful the state is doing everything it should to make sure it is maintained as it should be.”

Geiger Brothers craft workers report for work to make repairs on the West Virginia Veterans Memorial in Charleston.

Geiger Brothers craft workers report for work to make repairs on the West Virginia Veterans Memorial in Charleston.

Hoops Family Children’s Hospital – Phase 1 complete

Supporters, donors, local and national leaders, physicians and hospital staff celebrated a milestone June 17 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the first completed phase of construction of the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at West Virginia’s Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Construction is progressing in phases so no patient care areas have to close during reconstruction.

The four-phase project of patient room reconstruction is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.

As the mechanical contractor, Geiger Brothers is responsible for all plumbing, medical gas, heating and ventilation upgrades. Value of the Geiger Brothers contract over the four phases is $2.1 million.

The first phase included reconstruction of treatment, procedure and play rooms as well as the first set of eight patient-ready rooms with unique features and upgrades that make the environment family and child friendly.

During this first phase, Geiger Brothers work included 15 contract helicopter lifts of air handling units, piping and support structures to the roof of the hospital. All lifts were completed in just over an hour on an early Sunday morning.

The second phase began July 1 and consists of reconstructing 10 rooms for the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as well as a new waiting room.

When completed, the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital will have large rooms with private bathrooms and showers, with many special features to comfort and delight young patients.

During the ribbon cutting Brent Marsteller, President and CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital, said “The Hoops Family Children’s Hospital has been made possible because of our generous donors and the hard work of our staff, physicians and volunteers, who are passionate about providing the best possible care for sick and injured children. We look forward to the day when this building project is completed and we will have a facility that will provide care and comfort to the children of our community for generations to come.”

Murphy Tractor and Equipment Facility Groundbreaking

From left, Geiger Brothers Project Manager Kyle Hickey, Jackson Mayor/Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Heath, Murphy Tractor and Equipment Branch Manager John Meeks, Jackson City Service Director Bill Sheward, and Geiger Brothers President/COO Erik Massie each move a shovel full of dirt as part of a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday, May 15 for a new Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co. to be located near Mayhew Road and State Route 32 in Jackson.

From left, Geiger Brothers Project Manager Kyle Hickey, Jackson Mayor/Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Heath, Murphy Tractor and Equipment Branch Manager John Meeks, Jackson City Service Director Bill Sheward, and Geiger Brothers President/COO Erik Massie.

Ground was ceremoniously broken Thursday, May 15, for a new Murphy Tractor and Equipment Company facility to be located on Mayhew Road just off State Route 32 in Jackson.

Murphy is a construction and forestry dealer – specializing in items such as bulldozers, excavators, and backhoes. The business is currently located in Chillicothe, but the entire operation is being moved from there to Jackson.

Branch Manager John Meeks explained several factors made Jackson an ideal place to re-locate the business including highway access, working with City of Jackson officials, and proximity to the customer base.

Meeks joined representatives from Geiger Brothers, Inc., general contractor for the project, as well as City of Jackson officials for the ground-breaking festivities.

The new Jackson Murphy Tractor and Equipment will be a full sales, service, and parts facility. It will feature several bays with full maintenance capabilities, a wash bay, and a sales floor. Around 17 will be employed when it opens 8 to 10 months from now.

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Geiger Brothers helps Globe Iron whistle find home at Jones Museum

The Lillian E. Jones Museum in Jackson is the new home of the old Globe Iron steam whistle that most recently for 34 years faithfully announced the time for Jackson County residents from the roof of the former Merillat Industries plant.

The whistle is now housed in the Jones Museum’s Industry Room beneath portraits of Globe Presidents and near the display case of artifacts from Merillat’s years of operation in Jackson.

Long-time Merillat plant manager John Lewis received permission from corporate management to donate the whistle to the Jones Museum.

Geiger Brothers employees removed the whistle from the roof of the facility in March and then fabricated and donated a permanent display stand.  They delivered and placed the stand and whistle on Friday morning, April 25.

Museum director Megan Malone and board member Naomi Worthington were on hand to welcome Lewis and Geiger Brothers representatives, including President Erik Massie, for an unveiling of the whistle in its new home.

“We are thrilled with what Geiger Brothers has done for us,” Malone commented.

The steam whistle’s complete provenance has been lost to the ages, but the whistle’s tenure at the Merillat facility was documented in a December 19, 1979, note in Ed Clark’s “Sun Spots” column in the Jackson Journal-Herald.

In 1979, Clark wrote: “The Globe Whistle will blow again. John Brunton, manager of Merillat Industries, said his firm has acquired ‘an’ old Globe Whistle and the whistle is in the process of being installed at the Merillat plant. If all goes well, the whistle will be blown for the first time at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 1980, to celebrate the new decade. John says Merillat plans to blow the whistle regularly thereafter to renew a pleasant old Jackson tradition.”

After approximately 38 years of operation, corporate officials announced plans to close the Merillat plant last September and all operations have now ended.  The steam whistle blew daily at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to announce shift changes while mounted on the Merillat building until its last sounding March 6, 2014.

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Geiger Brothers highlights Trane Comfort Specialist designation at Spring Showcase

Geiger Brothers has announced its new designation as an Independent “Trane Comfort Specialist.”

The company chose the annual Jackson County Spring Showcase March 28-30 to promote its new affiliation.  The showcase, sponsored each year by the Jackson Area Chamber Of Commerce, is “Jackson County’s Unique Shopping Experience” and was expanded and relocated this year to the Jackson High School Field House.

As an independent Trane dealer, Geiger Brothers is committed to being the best in installation, service, customer satisfaction and employee training.  The company’s Service Division now specializes in designing, engineering and installing complete Trane comfort systems for owners of existing homes and commercial buildings.

“This is an important distinction for us, as not every dealer qualifies as a Trane Comfort Specialist,” said Geiger Brothers president Erik Massie. “Only those dealers that meet Trane’s stringent standards and demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction, continuing education and commitment to training with Trane’s latest technology are considered for the Comfort Specialist designation.”

Locally owned and operated, Geiger Brothers’ Service Division repairs, services and maintains all makes and models of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing equipment and fixtures. The company’s team of experts can also upgrade, replace, or install new air conditioning and heating equipment for residential and business customers in Jackson and surrounding counties.

“Geiger Brothers is proud to represent Trane, a company known for systems that are designed to achieve maximum efficiency, reliability and comfort, and that deliver the efficiency its ratings promise and that our customers expect,” Massie said.

Geiger Brothers vice president Tim Matchett and president Erik Massie helped Service Division technicians staff the company's exhibit at the Jackson County Spring Showcase Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 28-30.  The display highlighted the new Geiger Brothers designation as a "Trane Comfort Specialist."

Geiger Brothers vice president Tim Matchett and president Erik Massie helped Service Division technicians staff the company’s exhibit at the Jackson County Spring Showcase Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 28-30. The display highlighted the new Geiger Brothers designation as a “Trane Comfort Specialist.”

 

Geiger Brothers installs new medical facility at Pike County site

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Geiger Brothers has completed installation of a new medical facility under contract to Fluor/Babcock & Wilcox Portsmouth (FBP), part of the infrastructure and miscellaneous project work being done in preparation for and as part of Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D)

Geiger Brothers work to install the new medical facility included water and sanitary line installations, telecommunications cabling and connections, installation and connection of the eight component units, and interior finishes including floors, ceilings, door frames and cabinetry.

Adena Occupational Health, Chillicothe, owns the “8-plex” facility that serves Fluor-B&W employees and subcontractors.   The facility offers 5,371 square feet of space and includes five spacious exam rooms, one procedure room, and rooms for hearing, pulmonary function and vision tests.

The facility is now staffed with Fluor-B&W employees and Adena medical professionals and offers a wide range of diagnostic testing, wellness programs and emergency medical care.  Services include employee physicals, injury care, fit for duty exams, drug testing, blood draws, x-rays, and return to work exams.

“The X-152A Adena medical facility project was much more than simply installing a trailer,” noted the Fluor-B&W project manager.  “This is the culmination of the previous closure of the long-serving on-site medical facility, and designing a medical facility that will meet the needs of the Portsmouth workforce today and in the future, while maintaining the high standards of Adena. Many hours went into the project to ensure the final deliverable meets everyone’s expectations and needs.  Most importantly, safety was built into the project through planning, engineering, training, security and implementation.”

Although the Adena Medical Trailer is part of the X-152 Trailer complex, it looks very different due to its color. The color serves to allow visitors to identify the facility easier and as a symbol of how different this trailer is from any of the others.

The first day of operation was February 24.  On March 5, the staff welcomed a steady stream of more than 100 visitors for an open house and tours of the facility.  The Medical Facility’s Operations Manager said, “I was really pleased with the turnout and had a great time showing off the clinic. There was a wide mix of people including Fluor-B&W employees, Adena staff, and Department of Energy representatives. All of the medical staff love the facility and is glad to be here on site.”

(Photos/content are the property of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy and are being published with the permission of Fluor-B&W.  These photos/content may not be re-printed without the approval of Fluor-B&W.)

A Geiger Brothers operator and spotter dig a utility trench for the new 8-plex medical facility.  Crews began work in late October 2013 to prepare for the installation.

A Geiger Brothers operator and spotter dig a utility trench for the new 8-plex medical facility. Crews began work in late October 2013 to prepare for the installation.

Trenwa pre-cast concrete trench systems used for medical facility, data center and modular office trailer installations house electrical, telecommunications, data and public address system cabling.  The systems allows for removal of lids to add or maintain cabling as needed and as demands may change.

Trenwa pre-cast concrete trench systems used for medical facility, data center and modular office trailer installations house electrical, telecommunications, data and public address system cabling. The systems allow for removal of lids to add or maintain cabling as needed and as demands may change.