TP Helps Ken Anderson Alliance Open Just Brew Coffee House

Located in Cincinnati, Just Brew Coffee House serves much more than a cup of hot coffee or a fresh pastry. Just Brew is one of several work programs by the Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA)–a nonprofit organization with a mission to create LIVE, WORK and ENGAGE opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Working around a tight schedule to accommodate the grand openings of the Just Brew Coffee House and KAA’s new office spaces, TP was hired to install new plumbing, grease traps and the necessary drainage for the spaces. The TP team worked extended hours, met with plumbing inspectors, and kept the job site as clean as possible (mopping every day before leaving!) to help ensure the project was completed in time for the special openings. 

One week before the scheduled openings, it was discovered that two air conditioning units had been struck by lightning and the remaining functional unit was unable to keep the KAA offices cool against the 90-degree summer heat. The KAA building is also home to the Adult Day Services program that provides support to adults with disabilities, some of whom have medical conditions that can be exacerbated by extreme heat. TP responded immediately and brought four spot coolers into the space to keep employees and day program participants comfortable. This allowed both KAA and Just Brew to continue with the grand openings and their programs as planned until the three HVAC units could be fully replaced. 

TP Mechanical and the Ken Anderson Alliance’s day-to-day activities look different, but we share an important purpose–serve others and provide opportunities to better our communities. We look forward to supporting and partnering with KAA in the future.

To find out more about the Ken Anderson Alliance visit kenandersonalliance.org.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the LaSalle High School Community

Student shoots self in classroom at La Salle

GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) –

A student has been taken to the hospital after shooting himself in a classroom at La Salle High School.

The student was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, but his name and condition have not been released. The incident happened at around 9 a.m.

The student did not threaten any of his classmates, and no one else was hurt.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says it is not an active shooter situation.

The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting, but parents are now being allowed in the school to meet with their sons.

LaSalle is on North Bend Road in Green Township. It is a private all-boys school associated with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It has an enrollment of about 800 students.

School officials are urging everyone to pray for the victim and the school.

FOX19 has a crew on the scene and will update this story as we learn more.

via Student shoots self at La Salle High School in Green Township – FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports.

Congratulations Messer Construction for winning two awards of merit from MTSU!

Company honored for work on MTSU Student Union

Messer Construction Co. has been selected by the Associated General Contractors of Middle Tennessee to receive two awards of merit for construction management of the West Police Precinct and Student Union Building at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

Messer received these awards during the annual Build Tennessee Awards Celebration in February.

MTSU’s new Student Union was designed and built to be a campus centerpiece that fosters collaboration among students and faculty. Construction of this nearly 200,000-square-foot-building in the heart of MTSU’s busy campus met all of the university’s safety, budget, quality and schedule goals.

Notable features include a bookstore, six new food service venues, a 640-seat food court and 102-seat casual dining restaurant, along with an 840-seat ballroom with green room and two dressing rooms, an 84-seat parliamentary room, and a 95-seat movie theater.  High-end finishes can be found throughout the Student Union, including thousands of feet of stainless steel hand rails and a millwork/woodwork package that exceeded $1 million.

article link via: Company honored for work on MTSU Student Union on The Murfreesboro Post.