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Employee Spotlight: Doug Linnabary

Dough Linnabary has been with Bruner since March of 2006. Currently working under the title of Job Support, Doug looks over the daily progress of job sites, creates schedules and makes sure they are carried out, over-sees and approves fabrication, and schedules materials and equipment. According to him, he is “basically the chief cook and bottle washer”.  His favorite part of the job thus far is seeing Project Noble come to a close. Project Noble has been very challenging to Doug in many ways, too many of which to list. Doug’s always liked completing a goal with his workers and standing back and being proud to put Bruner’s name on it.

Outside of Bruner, Doug likes to spend time with his family. He is very close to his four children and wife of 28 years this September. He isn’t quite sure “how she has put up with him this long”. He is also politically involved in the community that he lives in, loves to hunt, fish, water and snow ski, go boating, garden (not just flowers, vegetables too!), go motorcycling, and also work with wood. His favorite food is a traditional German dish called Rollauden. When asked what his favorite spots team was, he responded “the Browns of course”. Doug’s favorite vacation spot is Boone, North Carolina. His favorite colors are green, blue, and orange and specifically in that order! Finally, Doug’s favorite day of the week is “any day above the dirt”.

Another spotlight complete on one of our hard-working, trustworthy Bruner employees! Does Doug sounds like someone you would like to work with? Check out our career page for the latest openings and apply today if applicable.

Fast Track Prefab for Scioto Downs Casino

The Scioto Downs Casino is a fast track project. The construction of the building must be concluded in six months, with all HVAC and plumbing finished in months two and three of the project.

Bruner Corporation has performed many fast track jobs in the past, but not as short as this. In order to accomplish this task, prefabrication was a necessity. Bruner developed an aggressive plan that entailed the prefabrication of all ductwork and plumbing fixture rough-in piping systems in our shops. The fixtures would subsequently be shipped to the project on a just-in-time basis.

The prefabrication process consisted of 60,000 pounds of ductwork and 2,500 feet of waste and vent, and domestic water piping. Modular restroom assemblies were prefabbed for 161 fixtures. Twenty-one batteries were shipped to the project, rolled in to place, and finish piped in four weeks.

Bruner met our commitment to our customer with the detailed planning and coordination between our fab shop and field teams.

Thanks to all those who made this project a tremendous success.

Advantages of Prefabrication Date Back to Ancient Times

The process of prefabrication has been around since ancient times. It is believed that as early as the 3800s BC a roadway known as the “Sweet Track” was built in Somerset Levels, England, using prefabricated sections of Ash, Oak and Lime trees. Today, prefabrication is used in engineering across many disciplines, including mechanical and civil engineering.

At Bruner, we often prefabricate materials at our location in Hilliard, Ohio, prior to delivering them to any given job site. To learn more about the advantages of prefabrication, watch the video below.