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SPRING FLING - ANNUAL MEETING


19th ANNUAL CELEBRATION of CONSTRUCTION GALA

SPIRIT OF CONSTRUCTION HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVERS

Spirit of Construction Foundation honored Lifetime Achievers of the construction industry at the annual Celebration of Construction dinner banquet on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

This year's honorees were Rich Homan, Bill Krul, and Tom Keckeis, and Jim Perin was honored posthumously. Rich Homan is executive vice president of Turner Construction. Bill Krul is CEO of Miller-Valentine Group. Tom Keckeis is CEO of Messer Construction. Jim Perin was a Senior Officer at Messer Construction before he retired. 

The 19th annual celebration banquet was at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Earl K. Messer, chair of Taft Law’s Construction Law Practice Group, chaired the event.

The mission of SOC is to recognize and celebrate the construction industry and its many contributions to the civic, aesthetic, and economic well-being of the Greater Cincinnati region. Proceeds from the banquet will benefit the SOC Foundation’s Construction Careers Initiative, which focuses on college scholarships and career education programs for schoolchildren.


2014 Gala Chair, Earl Messer, 
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The principal purpose of the Spirit of Construction Foundation is to recognize, celebrate, and elevate the construction industry and its contributions to the civic, aesthetic, and economic well-being of the Greater Cincinnati region. This includes activities such as honoring eminent constructors for their achievements, and promoting and funding civic, educational, and training initiatives that benefit the construction industry.




 

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