All posts by Rick Whittington

McAirlaid’s Grows…

At the end of 2011, Blair finished the New Manufacturing Phase at McAirlaid’s North America in Rocky Mount, VA.  This fast-track project began negotiations almost two years prior and broke ground on footings in the spring. The completed project includes operating bridge cranes, a completed mezzanine, and the new process equipment assembled by a crew of international workers.  The new […]

ICF Lands in Martinsville

In July of 2012, Blair made a commitment to ICF International to be the on-the-ground building partner for this 93,000 square foot fulfillment center in the Patriot Center in Henry County.  The project is a fast-track design build with a myriad of partners including Panatonni, Jones, Lang, LaSalle, MGMA Architects, VOA Architects, Blair, CRB Electric, Elliott Electric, Southern […]

Super Computer in Danville

In the fall of 2011, Danville became the home of a Cray Super Computer and Blair helped to create its new home. Utilizing a historic tobacco warehouse on Bridge Street, Noblis teamed with the IDA to bring the supercomputer, along with some computer technology jobs, to town. Blair added a large elevator, some ‘open air’ […]


Blair is pleased to have worked with GSO Aviation to relocate their growing aviation service provider to Danville.  Their new, state of the art, FAA certified facility will bring light manufacturing and technology jobs to Danville.  “Blair is pleased to be in this particular design build relationship because the values of GSO and Blair align so well,” says Tim […]