Turner Construction Company Conducts Volunteer Event Blitz

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Twelve local organizations to receive repairs renovations, and service to help those in need this Friday.

Paint the Town Blue 2013

Our teams will complete projects that would cost these organizations thousands to do on their own. Because construction is what we do, we can take care of the assignments fairly quickly and easily.

In conjunction with International Volunteers Day, over 130 Turner employees, family members, friends and partners will spend this Friday assisting 12 Washington, DC area charities, offering their time and talents to perform tasks from building a staircase for a therapeutic horse rink and replacing old lighting for a charter school to renovating the interior of the USO Honor Guard Lounge and mentoring homeless shelter residents to get back on their feet.

Paint the Town Blue is an annual holiday volunteer project started by Turner’s Vice President and General Manager, Ken Jones, who began the project in Cincinnati. Each year, projects are identified by local charitable organizations and Turner recruits its own employees for teams assigned to complete these tasks over a 24-hour period.

The organizations Turner will be helping this year include:

  •     Goodwill – Arlington
  •     Carpe Librum Bookstore
  •     Stanton Elementary School
  •     So Others Might Eat
  •     National Institute of Health (NIH) – Children’s Inn Woodmont House
  •     United Service Organization (USO) Metro Area Honor Guard
  •     Cheltenham Youth Detention Center
  •     Back on My Feet
  •     American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  •     Center City Public Charter Schools
  •     LiftMeUp!
  •     United Way

“Our teams will complete projects that would cost these organizations thousands to do on their own. Because construction is what we do, we can take care of the assignments fairly quickly and easily,” said Ken Jones, General Manager for Turner Mid-Atlantic. “Our employees are excited for this event and we are proud to support our community with Paint the Town Blue.”

These projects are identified through local charitable organizations that Turner’s employees have personal and emotional connections to and distributed widely across Turner’s Mid-Atlantic geographical region so that all job sites and satellite offices might participate.

If you are interested in participating or would like to make photo or interview arrangements, please contact Kelley Ritchie at kritchie(at)tcco(dot)com or 202-715-2151.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 81,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2013, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.

Source: Turner Construction Company

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