The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) announced Tuesday [December 22, 2020] it has broken ground on a $25.5 million, 51,250-square-foot manufacturing center on its Danville campus.
The Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) will offer space for manufacturing companies establishing or expanding their presence in Southern Virginia. The project is funded by the commonwealth of Virginia and the Danville Regional Foundation and is being built in cooperation with Virginia’s Division of Engineering and Buildings.
The two-floor CMA building, projected to open in 2022, will include offices and meeting rooms as well as manufacturing and lab space. Partners for the building project include Dewberry, Blair Construction, Master Engineers & Designers, Dunlap & Partners Engineering and Site Collaborative.
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Jeremy Lunsford has worked for Blair Construction since 2020. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Bridgewater College. Jeremy’s responsibilities include studying construction drawings, scheduling, and assisting with the oversight of projects. “What I like best about working for Blair is that each day presents new challenges and opportunities to learn. Blair’s concern for […]
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Kevin Payne has been with Blair since 2015. His day-to-day job is overseeing jobs for the company. Kevin has worked on commercial, industrial, medical, and educational projects during his time with Blair. “What sets Blair Construction apart from other companies—and also the thing I like most about working here—is the family feel of the company.”
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Jeff King came to Blair in 2017 when he moved to the area from the Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia area. He brought with him 38 years of experience in the construction industry. “After working in the fast paced DC environment, it’s nice to scale down and work in a small town country atmosphere for […]
Eldessa Smith has been a Revit technician for Blair Construction since 2018. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Engineering, a CAD Diploma, and a Drafting Certificate from Danville Community College. In the day-to-day operations of Blair Construction, Eldessa spends most of her time in the office producing floor plans and other types of drawings […]
Nick’s responsibilities include estimating projects and managing the operation of projects.
Mitchell Doss began working for Blair Construction as an assistant project manager in January 2018. Mitchell has assisted on several projects as well as involvement with our Estimating Department. Mitchell’s dedicated work ethic shows that he is one of Blair’s most promising young project managers. “I enjoy working at Blair because I have the opportunity […]
Mark Goodman has been a project manager with Blair Construction since 2017.
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Ben Sharp has been an assistant project manager for Blair Construction since 2016. He holds an Associates of Applied Science in Construction Management from Central Piedmont Community College along with several other certifications. Ben’s position requires him to complete submittals, purchase orders, subcontracts and RFI’s, along with managing operations of subcontractors and suppliers. “What sets […]
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Ken BeCraft is the vice president of estimation at Blair Construction and has been with the company since 1989.
Matthew Doss has been the chief financial officer and controller for Blair Construction since 2005.
Timothy Clark is the president of Blair Construction and has been with the company since 1999.
Fred has dedicated his life to growing Blair Construction into the thriving, relationship business it is today.
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