PCC Hosted Dedication for New Science Building

NCDOL Presents Farrior & Sons Gold Award

On August 2nd Pitt Community College hosted a dedication for the new Science Building in honor of Walter & Marie Williams.

"I think it's important that we support good educational opportunities in Eastern North Carolina so that our citizens can make a good living," said Walter Williams.

The building includes: 10 classrooms, 11 labs, a STEM learning center, a Biotechnology Suite, a science tutorial center, and a 120-seat Max Ray Joyner Auditorium. This facility is the largest on campus and will allow increased commitment to University Transfer offerings that will benefit the area's pharmaceutical businesses.

"The programs located in the building play a role in careers that are major employment and economic drivers for Pitt County. The building is a welcome addition to campus," said Rick Owens, VP of Admissions. The building was designed by Architect John Farkas of JKF Architecture.

NCDOL Presents Farrior & Sons Gold Award

NCDOL Presents Farrior & Sons Gold Award

For the ninth consecutive year, Farrior & Sons, Inc. was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) for their safety record by receiving a Gold Award. The NCDOL Annual Safety Banquet, hosted by the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce was held at the Rock Springs Center on April 20, 2017. Criteria for the Gold Award states that the rate of days away from work, job transfer/restriction must be minimum 50% below industry average.

For more than 13 years, Farrior & Sons, Inc. has worked without a lost-time accident and is expected to reach One Million Hours without a lost-time accident in August. Brett Davenport, Jim Ricks and Scott Fussell represented Farrior and Sons at the annual event and accepted the award from NCDOL Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry.

Farrior & Sons Honors Employees for Safety

Farrior & Sons, Inc. Awarded 13 Consecutive Safety Award

Farrior & Sons, Inc. honored their employees on January 26, 2017, at the Farmville Community Center for its achievements in safety and years of service.

President, Bill Farrior, Jr., opened the festivities with comments on this special occasion and the company's outstanding safety record. The speaker for the evening was Mr. James Washington, a Safety Education Specialist with the NC Dept. of Labor. Mr. Washington presented a program on­­­­­­­­­­ safety updates in the construction industry, insight on what NC OSHA is focusing most of their attention on, and how Farrior & Sons' safety records compare to other companies in construction throughout the state.

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Farrior & Sons, Inc. Awarded 13th Consecutive Safety Award

Farrior & Sons, Inc. Awarded 13 Consecutive Safety Award

Farrior & Sons, Inc., was recently awarded with the TriSure "Safety Award" presented by John Cramer, CEO of TriSure Corporation. Farrior and Sons' ended their fiscal year by achieving 13 years of work without a lost-time accident. This milestone will be celebrated with a "Safety and Years of Service" Banquet at the Farmville Community Center in January.

During the past 13 years, Farrior & Sons' employees have achieved 947,559 work hours without a lost-time accident and seven years without a recordable injury. This accomplishment could not have been reached without the tremendous amount of time and resources put forth by our Safety Committee to implement safety training and awareness.

Farrior & Sons has maintained a safe work environment by empowering all of its employees to adhere to safe work practices and by increasing safety awareness to all of their subcontractors' and visitors. The goal for 2017 is to reach One Million work hours without a lost-time injury.

Bear Grass Charter School Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Bear Grass Charter School Classroom

On November 16, 2016 Bear Grass Charter School celebrated the official ribbon cutting of their new 5,700 SF classroom addition. Farrior and Sons broke ground on the new addition in May 2016. The addition includes four math classrooms, two large science classrooms and a staff lounge/workroom with bathroom. The construction consists of load bearing CMU walls with an elevated concrete slab.  The roof is constructed with single sloped bar joist and has a TPO membrane roof. In addition, three 5-ton roof top gas units were added. The existing band room was also expanded and renovated to include a large band equipment storage closet and new flooring and paint throughout.

White Oak Elementary School Ground Breaking

White Oak Elementary School Ground Breaking

On October 28, 2016 Farrior and Sons joined Hite Associates, Carteret County Commissioners, Board of Education members, White Oak Elementary School Administrators and students in breaking ground on their 18,329 square ft. classroom and pedestrian walkway connector addition. The new classroom building will consist of six 4th Grade classrooms, six 5th Grade classrooms, Staff Planning/Conference room, Two staff restrooms and two large student restrooms. The classroom building totals 16,520 square feet. The new enclosed pedestrian walkway will connect the existing 100 Building, 300 Building, Gym, the new 800 Building and existing 900 Building all together. This new connector will provide students and staff safe and dry access from building to building. Hite Associates, along with Queen Engineering & Design and Engineering Source, are the Architect and Engineers for this addition. The project is expected to take approximately 11 months to complete.