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OCP Columbus WIC Week 2019

The OCP Columbus office celebrated Women In Construction week with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Columbus Chapter at their annual luncheon.

The guest speaker for the luncheon was Kayleen McCabe from the DIY television series “Rescue Renovation." Kayleen spoke on the importance of highlighting the hard work that women are contributing to the...

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The OCP Toledo office celebrated women in construction, with the aims to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and to empower them personally and professionally.

In observation of Women in Construction Week, we invited the women from the field and office for an afternoon of fun and learning. OCP hosted a lunch and learn session with a representative from Toledo/Lucas County Care Net who spoke about general...

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In celebration of Women in Construction Week, the OCP team visited with the hard-working women of the OCP skilled labor team to learn more about their work in the field and to educate others on the job site about the power of women in the construction workforce.

The mission of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to further the success of women within the industry and emphasize the growing role of women within the industry. WIC Week...

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Females comprise 47 percent of the country's workforce; however, that rate is just 9 percent in the construction industry and just under 3 percent in production roles, according to the National Association of Women in Construction. As the industry faces a skilled workforce shortage, it is imperative to actively address the lack of female talent within the construction industry.

OCP values diversity in the workforce and is consistently...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

I have visited all three cities within the past month and have begun to see issues with guardrails and fall protection plans throughout the state. The issues encountered include maintenance of guardrail systems, planned use of retractable lifelines/swing fall and fall protection plans involving warning lines.

Fall protection violations remain in the top two citations issued by OSHA and...

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Employees of the Month

Scott Staebler, Vince Stiles, and Chayna Young-Wallace.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of...

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I’d like to start by telling you how much I appreciate each member of the OCP team and that I recognize we wouldn’t be where we are without the contributions made by each one of our employees. Thank you.

With the core team in place and with the help of our awesome employees, we are really making strides in achieving our strategic goal of being “The Contractor of Choice”. This year we will be focusing on Lean Construction. The primary...

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Employees of the Month

Anthony Nail, Brodrick Parker, and Trevor Househoulder.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the...

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Happy New Year, Team OCP! I hope you each enjoyed spending time with friends and loved ones over the holidays. And thank you all for making us a part of your holidays by partaking in your local office’s party (Toledo, we’re excited for next month!).

In 2018 we were fortunate to celebrate 50 years as the Contractor of Choice, largely in part to you. After hearing your feedback throughout the year, the management team met in early January...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Happy New Year, Team! As we’ve begun working towards 2019’s successes, we’ve been reminded of one thing, winter is officially upon us. While we love Ohio, it’s extreme winter weather conditions bring unique risks to the jobsite that it’s important to always be aware of.

In this month’s Toolbox Talk we discuss how to work safely in cold weather conditions to avoid cold stress, hypothermia,...

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Please join us in congratulating Brian Exl on his recent appointment to General Manager of the OCP Cleveland office.

Upon completing studies at Arizona State University, Brian began working in the interior trades industry in 1998 beginning as a project engineer on the new Cleveland Browns Stadium. Brian has additionally worked as Project Manager on projects with contracts as large as $8.5 million.

In his tenure with OCP, Brian...

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We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Columbus field team. In the spirit of the holidays, the OCP team gathered great gifts in participation with the local fire department's Toys for Tots drive and enjoyed dinner, raffles and games. Thank you all for helping to make our 50th year a success. We look forward to a safe and successful 2019 with each of you!

Thank you for celebrating with us Columbus! If you have photos from the...

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We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Columbus field team. In the spirit of the holidays, the OCP team gathered great gifts in participation with the local fire department's Toys for Tots drive and enjoyed dinner, raffles and games. Thank you all for helping to make our 50th year a success. We look forward to a safe and successful 2019 with each of you!

We’re looking forward to finishing the year strong as we head into safe...

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Employees of Choice

Nick Clark, Wayne Clelland, and Mike Graham.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the team....

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OCP Toledo Team

Toledo's leading business publication, Columbus Business First, has featured OCP Contractors in their latest published edition. In celebration of OCP's 50 years of success, the article looks to the employees, technology, and clients that have propelled the firm towards success for 50 years. Additionally, the article highlights the history of OCP, and details the efforts that have made OCP the Contractor of Choice in Northeast...

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Congratulations on 43 years of hard work and success in the construction industry, Darrell! For 21 years Darrell has contributed expertise, leadership, guidance and friendship to the OCP Contractors’ team. Darrell’s willingness to assist co-workers and peers is highlighted throughout his illustrious career.

As OCP's Project Architect and Senior Estimator, Darrell has been a part of skyline defining work in each of OCP's key markets....

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“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

For the last 50 years, OCP has relied on teamwork to become the Contractor of Choice. Just as with any team, OCP’s strength comes from the dedication that each of you shows daily. From the 1st Stage Apprentice to the CEO, each and every one of us has an important role that is crucial to our...

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Employees of Choice

Steven Diem, Jeff Coldren, and Shane Goodrich.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the team....

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

For the past year, OCP’s safety committee and team have been working on developing a workable Pre-Task Analysis form. We thank the many of employees who have helped us in developing and using the Ready Sheet on projects in each city.

Currently, we are working on developing a phone app to complete these sheets. Using the data collected we will be able to develop processes to help in the...

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Ed Sellers

We’re always looking for new ways to improve construction techniques to make our processes safer and more efficient. Through the use of technology, we’re able to serve our clients better and optimize workflow in the field and office.

As you’ve all experienced on the job site and in the office, we’re on the cutting edge of technology in the construction industry through our use of programs and tools like Plexxis, AutoCAD, Revit,...

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OCP Columbus

Columbus' leading publication, Columbus Business First, has featured OCP Contractors in their latest published edition. In celebration of OCP's 50 years of success, the article looks to the employees, technology, and clients that have propelled the firm towards success for 50 years. Additionally, the article highlights the history of OCP, and details the efforts that have made OCP the Contractor of Choice in Northeast Ohio.

Thank you to...

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Employees of Choice

Jason Cullison, Chad Senita, and Raul Quiroga.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the team....

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Matt Vander Hooven

Innovation is the process of delivering new methods, new ideas, and new products. As a core practice at OCP Contractors, innovation helps us to lead the way in our industry. As we constantly introduce new ideas and technologies we strive to provide our client’s with the highest quality service and maintain our reputation as the #ContractorofChoice. Below I have listed just a few of the most noteworthy innovations that set us apart in the...

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Employees of Choice

Rob Harris, Matt Surovy, and Charles "C.J." Mercer.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute for the betterment of the...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

September is declared as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month in an effort to remind everyone of the potential hazards within the home that could damage sight. While this declared awareness month focuses on home safety, it also acts as a reminder for us to appropriately guard our eyes in the field.

In the field you will begin to see magnetic wands at cut stations. The idea behind the wand is...

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