MESSER CONSTRUCTION CO. WINS 2014 BUILD TENNESSEE AWARD

Messer Construction Co. has been selected by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee to receive its prestigious 2014 Build Tennessee Award. One of eight award winners, Messer was honored in the $10-plus million renovation category for its Madison Police Precinct and Crime Lab renovation project in Nashville.

ANIMAL COMPASSION FUND RECIPIENT HAS SUCCESSFUL OPEN-HEART SURGERY

When a Chihuahua was found abandoned in a shed with five other animals last month, her future was uncertain to say the least. She suffered from a heart murmur that endangered her life, but the Harry and Carolyn Galbraith Animal Compassion Fund at Young-Williams Animal Center sponsored a surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine that ultimately saved her.

GERDAU NAMES PERRY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Gerdau recently named Tim Perry 2013 Employee of the Year for its Knoxville mill. Perry, a crane operator, was nominated by coworkers and selected by administration in recognition of his excellent work ethic and positive attitude.

KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS FOR 2,500 YOUTH

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform for more than 2,500 youth as part of the Very Young People’s Concerts. There are two performances: Tuesday, February 25 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville and Wednesday, February 26 at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville.