Pattillo Construction excels at serving manufacturing clients that include Boeing and Beretta.

By Alan Dorich

When Pattillo Construction Corp. finishes another successful project, it is thanks to a true team effort, owner and Chairperson Bree Pattillo says. “We pull people together at the beginning of the job and they work through it together, showing their support along the way,” she says.

Based in Atlanta, Pattillo Construction provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services for clients in the Southeast United States. It focuses primarily on industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Legend Valve prides itself on its innovative solutions for customers, such as its new HyperPure flexible tubing.

By Chris Petersen

Since its inception, Legend Valve has been built around service. President and CEO David Hickman says the company’s ability to develop, design and patent innovative valve and fitting products to solve specific problems for its customers has been one of the company’s strongest advantages over the years.

Legend Valve continues to build on that legacy with groundbreaking new products like its most recent development, the HyperPure flexible potable water tube system. Combined with the company’s existing strengths, the HyperPure system gives Legend Valve a strong position for future growth and yet another platform from which it can provide solutions for its customers.

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T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc. – Polaris Industries Manufacturing Plant

T.W. Frierson Contractor and its partners completed Polaris Manufacturing's first southern U.S. Facility on an accelerated schedule.

By Jim Harris

T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc.'s long history of self-performing projects, as well as its experience with pre-engineered building systems, made it the ideal building partner for one of the world's largest vehicle manufacturers.

The Nashville-based company in April expects to turn over the final completed portions of a 775,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala., for Polaris Manufacturing Inc. The facility will be the first in the southern United States for the Medina, Minn.-headquartered Polaris, a global leader in the design and production of snowmobiles as well as all-terrain, sport utility and recreational vehicles.

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Spring Scaffolding

For more than two decades, Spring Scaffolding has helped its customers to complete their projects in a safe and prompt fashion. The company has become a leading supplier of sidewalk pedestrian bridges and scaffolding to the construction industry in New York City and its surrounding areas.

“I joined Spring Scaffolding eight years ago,” President William Laffey says. “Our current management team took over in 2011, and we’ve continued to improve substantially over the last four years. We are reaching new heights with exceptional service and safety.”

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Oracle Trucking Inc.

When builders go to work on a site with contaminated soil, the dirt may have to be removed but that does not mean it has to go directly to a landfill. Instead, Oracle Trucking Inc. is in the business of helping that soil find a new life elsewhere.

Based in Lyndhurst, N.J., the company provides management, removal, disposal and transportation services for these contaminated materials. President Marina Rodrigues started the company in February 2005.

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Jennifer Muhlrad is always open to good advice. When a mentor suggested she forgo graduate school and enter the New York City distribution market, she listened. And when Muhlrad’s newly formed distribution company, Montana, found early success, her mentor reminded her to never forget where she came from.

Muhlrad, owner and president of Montana, has taken those words to heart throughout her nearly 20 years in business. The construction cable and wire distributor has maintained a grounded outlook on its business and clients, an approach that helped the company survive even during the lean years of the Great Recession. No customer is too small, Muhlrad says, because even small customers can become big ones over time. “We’ll never lose sight of that,” she says.

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Leeward Living – Breezy Point Community

When the ocean is surging around your beachfront home during a storm and the wind is howling against the windows, a resilient concrete house built to withstand the forces of Mother Nature sounds like a pretty good idea.  For some residents of the aptly named Breezy Point – a final spit of beach inside the limits of New York City before the Atlantic Ocean takes over – a new concrete home design from Leeward Living makes sense.

“We really designed the home with the most resilience we could,” President James Willmer points out. The exterior of the homes look like they are covered with regular clapboard siding, but instead of the siding ripping off in high winds, it is molded into the concrete exterior walls. “Nothing rips off in a storm,” Willmer insists. “Even the pitched roof and gutters are concrete.” The outer concrete shell of the house protects a conventional home inside. “Inside is all normal sheetrock,” Willmer points out. “You never know you’re living in a concrete bunker except when you need it to protect you.”

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HK Composites

For more than two decades, HK Composites has grown a loyal client base for its wall ties used in insulated concrete sandwich panels. “Sixty to 70 percent of our work is repeat business,” Vice President Jordan Keith declares. “We’re also seeing a lot of new business coming in the door.”

His father, President and Chief Engineer David Keith, founded the Lehi, Utah-based HK Composites in 1993 after seeing a need for more economic sandwich panels. A veteran of the aerospace industry, “My dad is a composites expert,” the younger Keith states.

The company utilized an injection-molded polymer connection system as an alternative to more expensive and less efficient systems. Since its start, HK Composites has poured more than 25 million square feet of insulated sandwich panels around the world for projects such as wineries, factories, warehouses, stores, prisons, distribution facilities and houses.

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