Lean Congress Live Lab: OAC Huddle

By Robins & Morton Senior Project Manager Marshall Scott, Superintendent Josh Farr and Superintendent Josh Young **The below is a…

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Roberto Cordero: Carving a Path in Construction

Since Roberto Cordero was young, he loved building things and working with his hands. As a carpenter with Robins &…

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Labor Shortage: The Pinch Point Limiting the Construction Industry

According to the US Government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the construction industry accounts for approximately 4.1% of the country’s total…

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Trevor McKnight: Molded By a Construction Legacy

Born into a legacy of construction, Robins & Morton Concrete Superintendent Trevor McKnight represents three generations of construction workers in…

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Lean Congress Live Lab: Quality at the Source

This year,  Lean Construction Institute’s 21st annual Lean Congress rolled out a new feature – Live Labs. In the past, traditional Lean Labs were intended…

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Heroes in Hard Hats: Meet Senior Mechanical Preconstruction Manager, Kyle Davis

When Senior Mechanical Preconstruction Manager Kyle Davis is working on a project, he talks about every system and element like an old friend – what…

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Heroes in Hard Hats: Meet Foreman, Jon Rowell

Since the birth of the nation, Jon Rowell’s ancestors of nearly every generation have served as American soldiers. Growing up, he felt intense honor, pride…

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Robins & Morton Tops Out Phase One of Office Expansion

Birmingham-based general contractor and construction management firm, Robins & Morton, reached a milestone on their office expansion in Homewood, Alabama, this week. The firm topped…

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Lean Congress Live Lab: OAC Huddle

By Robins & Morton Senior Project Manager Marshall Scott, Superintendent Josh Farr and Superintendent Josh Young **The below is a summary of Scott, Farr and…

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Roberto Cordero: Carving a Path in Construction

Since Roberto Cordero was young, he loved building things and working with his hands. As a carpenter with Robins & Morton, that’s exactly what he…

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Labor Shortage: The Pinch Point Limiting the Construction Industry

According to the US Government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, the construction industry accounts for approximately 4.1% of the country’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In…

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Trevor McKnight: Molded By a Construction Legacy

Born into a legacy of construction, Robins & Morton Concrete Superintendent Trevor McKnight represents three generations of construction workers in his family. “My grandfather built…

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We Are the Gatekeepers

It’s 2 a.m. The city of Huntsville, Alabama, is still shrouded in darkness, but on this particular morning, you can find Robins & Morton’s Huntsville…

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Christianna Payne: A Career in Construction Budding From a Passion for STEM

Originally, Christianna Payne was interested in a career in interior design or architecture. However, she wanted more of a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and…

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