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    Geiger Brothers Renews ASME R Stamp Certificate for Boiler Service and Repairs

    Geiger Brothers recently renewed its R Certificate of Authorization, known as “R Stamp,” through the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. This certification recognizes Geiger Brothers’ ability to service and repair commercial boilers or pressure vessels to the highest safety and quality standards.

    “Our work always starts with safety and quality,” said Scott Massie, CEO of Geiger Brothers. “We received our R Stamp in 2016 and have made it a priority to renew that certificate to demonstrate to our customers not just our commitment to safety and quality, but also to provide the highest standards of boiler service and welded repairs.”

    The rigorous R Stamp certification process includes a written quality system in line with the National Board Inspection Code, which details how a company will control, document, and maintain its boiler service and repair records. Geiger Brothers’ boiler technicians also must complete repair and weld tests that meet challenging Board standards. This all contributes to the safe and reliable operation of commercial boilers that Geiger Brothers’ customers rely on every day.

    To learn more about R Stamp welding, please visit the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Website www.nationalboard.org

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    Geiger Brothers donates PPE

    We’re proud to do our part in supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Geiger Brothers donated 2,500 gloves to Adena Health Center in Jackson as their employees work daily to prevent the spread of the virus. Jackson is fortunate to have not seen a large number of cases to this point, but there’s still a long road ahead as we work together to overcome COVID-19.

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    COVID-19 Update

    Our number one priority is the safety of the operating site along with the health of the company. This takes into consideration the Geiger Brothers team, our partners, as well as our customers.

    At Geiger Brothers, we are continuing to monitor the status of COVID-19. The team is checking new information daily to stay on top of recommendations from the appropriate government and healthcare agencies to assist our employees, customers, and partners.

    We are in constant contact with our employees, tradesmen and tradeswomen, customers, and partners to enforce and deliver all necessary safety measures to continue normal operations and assist our employees during these unequaled times.

    We are attacking this epidemic aggressively to determine the right moves to protect our employees while simultaneously proceeding with standard business operations. We will continue to issue communications within the company as we learn more and will decide on additional actions that should be taken.

    To stay informed, visit the CDC website, www.cdc.gov/ncov.  You’ll find the latest news, information, and advice for the public displayed on the site.


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    Topping Out Ohio University’s New Regional Chilled Water Plant


    Geiger Brothers, along with Iron Workers Local Union No. 787 and Operating Engineers Local 18, recently completed the steel erection of Ohio University’s new Regional Chilled Water Plant in Athens, Ohio. Located on the University’s East Green campus, the steel erection was completed on December 3, 2019, with a “Topping Out Ceremony,” in which the final piece of a structure’s steel is set in place.

    The new Regional Chilled Water Plant will provide cooling to East Green’s housing and academic buildings and improves the energy efficiency of the distribution network by utilizing a central plant. Geiger Brothers holds a contract with Elford Construction to complete structural and miscellaneous steel erection, as well as the plumbing and HVAC work for this project. Geiger Brothers also constructed the West Green Regional Chilled Water Plant at Ohio University in the early 2000s.

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    Geiger Brothers Eager To Help Build More Barrels

    Geiger Brothers is excited to be involved with Speyside Bourbon Cooperage on another of that company’s barrel manufacturing plants, this time around in Atkins, Virginia. Geiger Brothers will once again be involved in the early construction stages of a Speyside cooperage. This new facility will be very similar to the existing cooperage in Jackson, Ohio.

    As before in Jackson, Speyside has once again asked Geiger Brothers to erect three concrete tunnels at Atkins to be used for steam saturation of the new barrels and also parts of the finishing line. These “tunnels” will be part of the assembly line, and will be used on every barrel produced by Speyside.

    Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc., is an offspring of Speyside Cooperage Ltd., which was founded in Scotland in 1947. Speyside currently operates two cooperages in Scotland and two in the United States, one in Kentucky and one in Ohio. The Kentucky facility repairs and redistributes used barrels.

    In April of 2015 Speyside announced the opening of the bourbon barrel cooperage in Jackson, Ohio (a former Merillat facility). The Jackson cooperage was the first Speyside facility to focus solely on the production of new, charred, white oak barrels for the bourbon industry.

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    Geiger Brothers Selected for DOE Mentor Protege Program

    On November 18, 2016, Geiger Brothers signed a Fluor BWXT contract, for inclusion into the Department of Energy/FBP Mentor Protégé Program.  Geiger Brothers is located in Jackson County, adjacent to the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site located in Pike County, Ohio.  Geiger Brothers is registered as a certified HUBZone business, and provides construction and engineering related services to its clients throughout Southeastern Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.  Our agreement with FBP covers a two-year period, with three additional one-year options.  Geiger Brothers is currently in year two of the base two-year contract.

    The Energy Department’s Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to encourage DOE prime contractors to assist small disadvantaged businesses certified by the Small Business Administration under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (8(a)), other small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other minority institutions of higher learning, and small business concerns owned and controlled by service disabled veterans in enhancing their capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for DOE and other Federal agencies. The program seeks to foster long-term business relationships between these small business entities and DOE prime contractors, and to increase the overall number of these small business entities that receive DOE prime and subcontracts.

    Program Benefits for Mentor

    These include however are not limited to the following:

    • Helping small businesses and minority institutions of higher learning expand their capacity through the developmental and technical assistance provided.
    • Equipping small businesses and minority institutions of higher with the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to successfully compete for DOE prime contracts.
    • Utilizing the unique/specialized skills of the Protégé.
    • Opportunity to award non-competitive subcontracts to Protégés or other DOE Protégés in the program.
    • Reimbursement of allowable costs incurred while providing assistance to the Protégé performing subcontract activities. Under cost-plus-award contracts Mentor may earn award fees associated with Mentoring.
    • Receive credit for subcontracts awarded pursuant to MPP Agreement(s) toward subcontracting goals contained in their subcontracting plan.

    Program Benefits for Protégé

    These include however are not limited to the following:

    • Receiving technical and developmental assistance from an established DOE prime contractor.
    • Gaining the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to successfully compete for DOE prime contracts.
    • Building relationships with small and/or large businesses to form teaming arrangements and/or joint ventures.
    • Being eligible to receive non-competitive subcontracts from DOE and other federal agencies with MPP at 8(a) program thresholds of $4M for other than construction contracts and $6.5M for construction subcontracts.
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