Learn about our in-house capabilities, including #BIM and prefabrication

Dan CottonBIM & Construction Technology, LEAN, Safety, TechnologyLeave a Comment

A big part of a successful project is finding the right team. With McKenney’s, our over six decades of experience is combined with superior mechanical construction expertise, proven processes, professional engineers and skilled tradesmen. Explore our capabilities to learn how we can partner with you to take your project to the next level.  

Stay Protected, Be Prepared

Mike EstabrookSafetyLeave a Comment

With Hurricane Florence recently impacting the Southeast US, it’s important to remember that “preparedness” is one of the BEST things you can do to protect your family and your assets.  

Celebrating Our Charlotte Safety Day 2018

Todd KirkpatrickEvents, SafetyLeave a Comment

  As the lights came on and the banquet room at the Sheraton Hotel bustled with field employees, Charlotte Safety Day 2018 got under way. You could feel the energy level in the room as all participants—including the instructors—were charged with a sense of something very different and very significant.      

Tracking Near Misses to Move Safety Forward

Jimmy EasterlinSafety, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

We all know the feeling. You’re completing a task either at work or at home and something dangerous and unexpected happens. You’re able to react and stop in time, but you’re left with a feeling in the pit of your stomach—worry that it was such a close call and relief that it wasn’t worse. This guy reaction is a classic … Read More

Construction Waste: It’s Toxic!

Jeremy GreenwellSafetyLeave a Comment

Waste is never considered a positive thing and while we know some types of waste are more dangerous than others, waste that occurs on a job site could be classified as downright “toxic.” Why do we say this? Well, first let’s define waste.  

Heads-Up, We’re Hands Free in Georgia

Jeremy GreenwellSafetyLeave a Comment

 As you have surely heard by now, a new “Hands Free Law” went into effect for the state of Georgia on July 1, 2018. This legislation is aimed at cracking down on distracted and dangerous driving due to hand-held devices being used behind the wheel. At McKenney’s we were already operating under a company policy of hands-free driving, and we … Read More

Preventing Heat Stress Illness

Mike EstabrookSafety, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

Welcome to Summer 2018!  It’s already been cooking up in temperatures around the Southeast and it’s important to plan for, and protect against, the threat of heat stress related illness in the construction industry.  Keep in mind that exposure to heat during work activities can lead to illness and death.  Symptoms of heat stress illness range from heat rash to … Read More

The Road-map to World Class Safety: Six Core Leading Indicators

Jeremy GreenwellSafetyLeave a Comment

In our previous blog post, we explored the idea that a large percentage of job site accidents and injuries could be preventable if certain “Common Causes” were identified and addressed. The ABC 2018 Safety Performance Report takes that line of thought even further and issues the challenge that “all incidents are preventable” in a culture “where safety is considered a moral obligation not just for … Read More