Good Neighbors Make Great Fencing

united way day of caringEvery year, the United Way of Bristol calls upon nonprofits to submit service projects on behalf of United Way’s Annual Day of Caring. As part of the application process, the United Way of Bristol matches projects with community partners which have the capacity and skillset to complete the projects.

This year, the YWCA of Bristol submitted a project which would aid its Childcare Center. Since 2000, the licensed daycare has received a three star rating from the state of Tennessee – the highest rating possible. Each weekday, this facility serves hundreds of children ranging in ages from six weeks to Pre-K by providing top quality childcare with a sliding scale fee. In addition to childcare, the YWCA is also a facility which provides TechGYRLS mentorship, a Fitness Spa, and Bridal Station.

For this particular project, the YWCA of Bristol requested that a courtyard area be partitioned off from a walkway. This would ensure that staff members could better utilize outdoor space without visual obstructions during outdoor recreational time. In addition, they requested that previously-donated fiberglass fencing near the playground area be repainted. To meet these needs, a team from Strongwell designed, fabricated and installed a new fiberglass fencing system comprised of fiberglass ladder rails attached to EXTREN® posts to ensure years of maintenance-free service.

united way day of caring Many thanks to the planning and fabrication group which included Billy Phillips (Fabrication Superintendent-Bristol), Jeff Chandler (Mechanical Engineering and Machinery Manager-Bristol) Melissa Harrison (Chief Estimator-Bristol) Shannon Burnette (Customer Service Specialist-IBG), Shannon Lambert (Master Mechanic-Bristol), Randy Montgomery (Industrial Product Manager-Bristol), Rodney Banks (Structural Detailer/Checker-Bristol), Randy Jones (Fabrication-Bristol), Tim Sluder (Fabrication-Bristol), Matt Hogan (Fabrication-Bristol) and Mike Thomas (Fabrication-Bristol).