Messer Construction Co. to host hiring event in Knoxville

November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015

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Company plans to add approximately 15 employees

Messer Construction Co. will host a hiring event Wednesday, Nov. 18, to fill several construction-related positions in its Knoxville region office in support of current and new building projects in East Tennessee.

Allen Begley Messer Construction Co.

Allen Begley
Messer Construction Co.

“Messer experienced record growth in 2014, and our business continues to flourish,” said Allen Begley, senior vice president for Messer. “We need qualified, committed employees to help us accelerate that momentum.”

The hiring event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at Messer’s West Knoxville office, 120 Perimeter Park Road. The company has immediate, full-time openings for approximately 15 project managers, project engineers, safety managers, skilled craftspeople and superintendents. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet with Messer representatives and should bring a current resume or be prepared to fill out an application. Those who cannot attend the event may visit for more information.

The company offers competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package, including retirement plans, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, continuing education plans and an employee stock ownership plan.

“Messer is a 100 percent employee-owned company,” Begley said. “Employee ownership challenges us to go beyond finding candidates who are merely qualified. We seek the most talented and committed professionals to become shared business owners of our company.”

Based in Cincinnati and with nine regional offices in the Eastern United States, Messer put in place over $1 billion in construction projects in 2014. In its Knoxville region, Messer projects include the nearly $14 million Scripps Networks Technology and Data Center, the $14 million Carter Elementary School and the $38 million Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College.

Messer currently is working on the $114 million renovation of the University of Tennessee’s Strong Hall science and laboratory building and the $234 million University of Tennessee West Campus Redevelopment project, which replaces several residence halls and is the largest project awarded in UT’s history.

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About Messer Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects. An employee-owned company, Messer builds better lives for its customers, communities and each other, and delivers value through quality construction and client experiences. Founded in 1932, Messer’s footprint has grown to nine regional offices located across the Midwest and Southeast. The company is consistently ranked among the country’s 100 largest contractors by Engineering News-Record, and this year rose to No. 58, after putting in place more than $1.03 billion in commercial construction in 2014. Messer now stands as one of the nation’s leading health care and higher education builders, and also boasts extensive, award-winning work in the life sciences and industrial market segments. Messer employees live where they work, resulting in the company’s sustained commitment to building better communities. That commitment has remained paramount throughout Messer’s growth, and it is achieved annually through the company’s own foundation and through the time, service and dollars invested by its employee-owners in community organizations and causes.