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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Thank you all for celebrating Women In Construction Week with us. While the world has come so far in regards to diversity and representation, it is our job to continue to strive to give our job sites the same diversity represented in the communities we build in. Today we want to talk about things we normally shy away from on the job site to make the future of building better for us...

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OCP Finish Carpenter Elizabeth Kahler

I knew as a child helping my father with renovation projects, construction was the industry I wanted to be in. At that young age, I didn’t take into consideration what it might be like to be the only woman on a job site or what challenges I may have to face.

Women comprise 47% of the country's workforce; although, that rate is just 10% in the construction industry and just under 3% in production roles, according to the National...

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The OCP Columbus office celebrated Women In Construction week with a special luncheon and panel with all the women employees from their field and offices at a local restaurant.

The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience at the job sites. The luncheon was also a time to celebrate OCP's hard-working team.

The mission of Women in...

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OCP 2020 WIC Week Toledo

The OCP Toledo office celebrated women in construction, 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 a luncheon and panel. The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience on...

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In celebration of Women in Construction Week, the OCP Cleveland team held a valuable panel and luncheon with the women from the skilled labor team and office at the Cleveland corporate office.

The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience on the job sites. The luncheon was also a time to celebrate the power of women in the construction...

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Toledo OCP Field Holiday Party

We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Toledo field team on February 20th. In the spirit of the holidays, 80 field team members gathered at Lakeview Banquet Hall. They were treated to a buffet meal with dessert and drinks along with a ticket raffle of tools, gift cards and a tv.

Best wishes to Toledo's retirees for this year, John Badenhop (23yrs), Lynn Campbell (19yrs), Barb Betz (33yrs), Ed Dressel (25yrs.)*

Thanks...

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OCP Women in construction week 2020

Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 1st through 7th is the perfect opportunity to highlight OCP's women as a viable component of the construction industry and engage the workforce on the opportunities available for women in the industry. Women in construction celebrates the diversification of the construction workforce and highlights the benefits of a career in the industry.

Females comprise 47 percent of the country's workforce;...

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Employees of the Month

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 to the betterment of the team. Thanks to the hard work of these individuals, OCP has proudly...

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OCP’s Corporate Strategic Planning occurred this January in Cleveland to set our overall goals and develop a plan to achieve them. The process involves stepping back from the day-to-day operations and asking where OCP is headed and what its priorities should be.

This year there will be a focus on the following Strategic Priorities:

  • Strengthening our corporate infrastructure to build...
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On January 17th, the OCP Toledo team visited the ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital jobsite in Adrian, Michigan. OCP is providing the panelization, EIFS, spray fireproofing, metal studs, insulation, drywall, tape & finishing and acousitcal ceilings for the project.

The new hospital is over 200,000 square feet, with 40 surgical beds, 10 critical care beds, four operating rooms, three minor procedure rooms, 27 emergency...

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Employees of the Month

Richard Brown, Patrick Young and Cody Newman

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 to the betterment of the team....

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

I would like to thank every employee for the success of 2019's safety program. In 2019 all offices met the goals for total injury rates and we had the lowest recordable rate ever overall.

Safety is at the core of OCP’s culture and always should be our first thought before we start any task. Each day we must continue to strive for zero accidents. This can and has happened in two...

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At OCP, we recognize our ultimate success depends on our talented and dedicated workforce. We understand the contribution that each employee makes to our accomplishments as a team. During our yearly review of benefits, it was determined that we have an opportunity to further support our employees through supplemental benefits.

We are excited to announce that OCP will be offering AFLAC disability and accidental plan to our employees...

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SWACCA Video Series Explains Benefits of Construction

SWACCA is a national alliance of signatory wall and ceiling contractors, that are committed to protecting and growing the industry through the promotion of union contractors and careers. OCP's very own CEO, Matt Townsend is the current President.

Throughout SWACCA's video series OCP employees share their first-hand experience developing through the construction industry and in the...

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success.

Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Rodney Kilbury, who has been with OCP since 2015 and was recently promoted to Senior Project Manager.

Rodney chose to work for OCP because the company represents similar values to his own, reliability,...

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At OCP, our team is just as dynamic as the company they work for. Get to know the OCP team members dedicated to making your project a success.

Each month in the blog we'll introduce you to a featured employee. This month, meet Kelli Smigelski, who has been with OCP since 2018 and was recently promoted to Subcontractor Administrator.

Before working for OCP, Kelli worked in the banking industry for several years. Kelli is also a...

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Tyler Thomas Deployed

Tyler Thomas, an OCP Columbus Project Manager, is currently stationed overseas. He will be there until July of 2020 and will not be home for the Holidays. To send him some cheer, the team sent him a stocking full of treats and a card. The OCP team greatly misses Thomas and are all wishing him a safe return home.

Thank you, Tyler for all you are doing to protect our Nation! (Tyler is pictured in the photo centered below.)

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Employees of the Month

Dan Hartsel, José Us and Bryan Stone.

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 to the betterment of the team. Thanks to...

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Matt Townsend

Thanks to each of you, in 2019 we reached our highest revenue ever in our 52-year history. Our backlog of projects is healthy and the economy is strong. This year, OCP focused on building our Enterprise Value. Enterprise Value is simply defined as “the entire or total value of a business entity”. OCP has focused on building our Enterprise Value, focusing and managing our growth, costs, brand, financing and most importantly our employee...

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OCP Columbus Field Party

We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Columbus field team on December 6th. In the spirit of the holidays, 80 field team members gathered at Hoffbrauhaus Columbus. They were treated to a buffet meal with dessert and drinks along with a ticket raffle of tools, gift cards and a 50” tv. Congratulations to Brent Montgomery (pictured) who won the television.

Thanks to our field employees, 2019 was OCP's most successful year yet! We...

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OCP Columbus participated in two toy drives in celebration of the holiday season. One, through Turner Construction, provides toys for children at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Nationwide Children's Hospital, founded in 1894, upholds a mission to "provide the highest quality patient care, in the safest possible environment, in...

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OCP's Cleveland office took half the day on Wednesday, December 4th to volunteer at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 23 team members and one spouse went through all of the produce that was recently donated. Team members repackaged 6,752 pounds of food in 1 ½ hours.

Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will...

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The OCP Columbus office purchased and stuffed 45 Thanksgiving bags on Friday, Nov. 15th for the After-School All-Star families whose children attend Moler Elementary in Columbus. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides programs, transformative experiences, and mentoring that support students in developing skills and habits needed to succeed in life, school, and their future...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Home safely at the end of every day is our motto and prevention is key to safety success. OCP Contractors places safety at the foundation of all processes. As Lean initiatives are emphasized more, we want you to understand that safety is always a time saver, not a time waster.

We strongly encourage employees to report jobsite hazards to prevent injuries. Our policy for reporting...

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One of my favorite parts of my role as the new Human Resources Manager for OCP has been meeting employees in the field and office. Your dedication to each other and superior craftsmanship despite any challenges, is inspirational.

Know that I am always here as a part of your support system in terms of relations, compensation, benefits, and development. I can be reached by phone at 419-865-3312, or at...

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