George Storm

 

Before homes and businesses are built, a considerable amount of work must happen below the ground, and it goes far beyond digging foundations. With 30 years of experience – 20 of which have been with McAninch – George Storm has significant expertise in this area.

Ben Groesbeck

 

We visited with Groesbeck on a hot and windy summer morning when the heat index that day was expected to rise past 100. When you lay pipe, you’re working in ditch-type conditions surrounded by dirt and not much of a breeze, which means it’s even hotter in those areas.

TJ Lint

 

Recently, we caught up with TJ Lint, a laborer with McAninch who has been on the job since June 1.

Lint’s path to McAninch came in what many might consider an untraditional way. A former football player, Lint was a four-year letter winner playing wide receiver at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

Iowa has jobs. What we need is the interest of middle school and high school students to be open to pursuing skilled job opportunities. Over the course of two weeks in May, I chauffeured a $75,000 heavy-equipment simulator to schools in the Des Moines metro area with the goal of bringing “the jobs” to students.