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McCarthy Improvement Expands Industrial Division, Names Ryan Birney Industrial Segment Manager

McCarthy Improvement announced today that Ryan Birney is taking on new responsibilities as an industrial segment manager. In his expanded role, Birney will lead the company’s growing industrial division, focused on quality project delivery and custom solutions to meet the increasing needs of manufacturing and distribution facilities.

“Ryan is a well-rounded leader with a deep understanding of construction, estimating, site logistics, safety and scheduling,” said Scott Hutter, McCarthy Improvement President. “Not only has Ryan worked on some of McCarthy Improvement’s largest roadway projects, but he’s also assisted in developing our commercial division and estimating department. He will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our portfolio in the industrial market.”

“McCarthy Improvement has been delivering quality services to our industrial clients for many years, and I am excited to be able to take our capabilities and experience for them to the next level,” said Ryan Birney, Industrial Segment Manager. “I am fortunate to work with a team that embraces our safety culture which allows us to become the preferred contractor for our clients. We are all committed to providing our clients with McCarthy Improvement’s core values of Safety, Quality, Efficiency and Reliability.”

Birney joined McCarthy Improvement in 2008 and his diverse experience spans overseeing complex, multi-phase roadway projects across the Midwest to managing local projects from estimation to completion. Birney built his expansive knowledge of the industry working as a summer laborer for his father’s constructing business.

To learn how to become a part of the McCarthy Improvement Industrial team, click here.

McCarthy Improvement Named a National Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award Recipient

The 31st Annual National “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” award recipients have been announced, and we are pleased to be among 23 unique contractors recognized for hard work, outstanding quality, and demonstrating creative approaches to problem-solving. We have been recognized for our work at the Augusta Regional Airport – Air Carrier & GA Apron Phase II Rehabilitation project.

To learn more about the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) annual awards, click here. Or to view a complete list of winners, click here.

Maureen Roe Named to ACPA 2020 Board of Directors

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is the world’s largest trade association that exclusively represents the interests of those involved with the design, construction, and preservation of concrete pavements. Membership includes concrete paving companies, cement companies, and other industry professionals.

McCarthy Improvement has been a member of ACPA since 1986 and supports the association’s expansive efforts to help the concrete paving industry grow. Maureen Roe, McCarthy Improvement Estimator, is actively involved in the organization.

Fueling Growth

Maureen’s involvement began in 2010 and has steadily increased, from attending annual meetings to being nominated for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Group in 2016. While in line to be the next chair of the Group, Maureen is also a member of ACPA regional organizations. In 2018, Maureen was voted on to the Board of Directors of the Southeast ACPA, and in 2019 became the chairman of ACPA Georgia.

Maureen’s latest accomplishment has been being named to the ACPA’s 2020 Board of Directors, and she is well equipped for that position. As a fifth-generation family member, Maureen combines her own construction experiences with industry lessons learned from her father and grandfather.

“I am extremely proud to represent McCarthy Improvement as a board member of our premier industry organization. I am looking forward to helping shape and grow the industry with other leaders and members of the ACPA in order to build a bright future for concrete paving.”

ACPA is an excellent organization that works hard to promote and enhance the concrete paving industry. McCarthy’s involvement will remain strong and steadfast.

ACPA Membership Benefits

The ACPA offers a broad range of educational opportunities and helps fund research to develop best practices and promote technological advances in concrete paving. Also, the ACPA:

  • Offers tools for members to help promote best practices.
  • Includes a legislative group, and members help lobby to congress for transportation funding.
  • Awards and showcases members’ high-profile projects.
  • And acts as an industry advocate and technical resource.

To learn more about the ACPA, click here.

Iowa Recognition of Construction Safety Excellence

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa established the annual “Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards” (ROSE) to recognize contractor member companies who develop and implement excellent safety and loss prevention programs.

In order to be acknowledged as a top safety contractor, the following requirements must be met:

  • Nominations should highlight outstanding achievements in the area of safety.
  • Activities can include training, program development, innovative techniques or procedures or other activities, which promote or enhance safety awareness and/or achievement.
  • Significant reduction in incidents, lowering the member’s Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) and/or Days Away from work Restricted or job Transfer (DART) rates.
  • The creation of incentives, awards and recognition programs or other noteworthy actions taken to enhance the member’s safety program.

McCarthy Improvement received a second-place ROSE Award in the Portland Cement Paving Division for contractors in the 100,000 – 400,000 work hours category.

“McCarthy Improvement considers our employees to be our most valuable assets; as such, we are dedicated to their protection,” stated Donna Said, Safety Manager of McCarthy Improvement. “The only way to achieve this is by ensuring that all employees, regardless of their position, are fully engaged in maintaining our proactive safety culture throughout the company. In addition, we have also developed a rigorous set of policies and procedures to prevent worksite incidents. We’re proud our safety program has been recognized by the IGC.”

The Associated General Contractors of Iowa is Iowa’s oldest and largest association of heavy/highway and municipal/utility contractors. AGC of Iowa represents hundreds of firms, including Iowa’s leading contractors and their service providers and suppliers. AGC of Iowa members are the “Public’s Partner in Building & Maintaining Iowa’s Highway, Bridge, And Municipal/Utility Infrastructure”. Visit the AGC of Iowa at www.agcia.org.

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