On December 31, 2018, Ramtech’s Accounting Manager, Harleene Hackler, retired after a dedicated 28+ year career. Harleene joined The Ramtech Group in August 1990 as Assistant Accounting Manager to Don Burkett, ultimately replacing him in 2002 when Mr. Burkett retired. Over the past three decades, Harleene has meaningfully contributed to our success, providing guidance and leadership to both our Accounting and Human Resource departments. This culminated in 2018 with a successful transfer of responsibilities to her successors, and while we will miss Harleene deeply, we are grateful for the training and experience she bestowed upon her peers that have allowed for such a smooth transition. Thank you, Harleene, for the many great years you gave to us; you will always be a part of the Ramtech family!
The office of Governor Greg Abbott has announced the reappointment of Ramtech’s Roland Brown to another term on the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council. Roland is one of ten new and existing member appointments made by Governor Abbot to the 12 member council. He was originally appointed by former Governor Rick Perry in October 2010, and currently serves as the Presiding Officer of the council which functions as an advisory board for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation on issues related to the regulation of the industrialized housing and commercial building industries. Roland is the vice president of Design and Development for Ramtech and also serves as the government affairs chairman and vice president-elect for the Modular Building Institute, the international nonprofit trade association that serves the commercial modular construction industry. Roland began his career in the commercial modular industry in 1981 and is a member of the International Code Council where has contributed as an advocate to addressing code and compliance issues for the modular industry.
Ramtech Receives Modular Building Contract for Multi-Use Office Building at Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico
Ramtech has secured a contract to provide a 22,680 square foot modular building at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. The two-story facility will be built using our Slab on Grade Permanent Modular Construction approach, and will include a two-story atrium, elevator, and two stairwells. The floor plan calls for 67 personal business offices in three sizes, along with an open office plan on both floors that can accommodate 12 freestanding office spaces in custom furniture cubicles. The Multi-Use Office Building (MUOB) project will be installed adjacent to LANL’s main headquarters located in Technical Area 3. (more…)
Ramtech recently completed two next generation portable classrooms for the Eanes Independent School District located in Austin, Texas. The innovative modular building project was a collaborative effort led by Pfluger Architects which began by using our industry standard portable double classroom design, then modifying the interior and exterior in order to create a new type of instructional environment dubbed the ‘Learning Studio’. Ramtech manufactured and installed both modular buildings at the school district’s Cedar Creek Elementary school location. Each 1,536 square foot facility features a bank of three seven-foot tinted aluminum framed awning windows that allow for increased lighting and ventilation. The standard 2×4′ box lighting was replaced with linear pendant fixtures that provide both direct and indirect light creating a more natural light quality. The typical wall-mounted through wall HVAC units that can create unwanted noise were replaced with split systems with a closet mounted air handler, outside condenser unit, and exposed spiral duct. (more…)
The speed component of modular construction is critical when communities are faced with rebuilding after natural disasters strike. Ramtech’s Linc Moss discusses the unique role that modular construction can play in these efforts in a post for this week’s edition of ThomasNet Insights.
Beginning January 4, Matt Slataper moved into the position of Ramtech’s Executive Vice President. In this new role, Matt will be responsible for managing the Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resource, and IT areas. He will also continue to focus on business development with an emphasis on forming strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Ramtech in 2018, Matt spent 12 years in the finance industry, most recently as a Vice President in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking division in the Houston area. There he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory within the oil and gas sector. Matt has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife Tiffany have two children and reside in Fort Worth.
Ramtech has recently completed a modular health clinic for Cactus Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Stockton, Texas. Working with Vandergriff Group Architects, PC in a design assist role in developing the Type V-b modular structure, Ramtech utilized the company’s pier and beam permanent modular construction process to accelerate the completion of the 6,016 square foot modular clinic building. Ramtech’s scope of work included the manufacturing, installation, and finish-out of the modular sections which were set on a concrete pier foundation that was procured separately by Cactus Health. The parapet wall exterior of the building utilizes a combination of R-Panel metal siding with a masonry rock veneer, while the interior is finished with vinyl covered gypsum walls along with commercial sheet vinyl flooring throughout the facility. The building provides three exam rooms for each of the clinics three providers, a reception area, multiple private offices, an x-ray room, lab and pharmacy area, and future space for a dentist. (more…)
Ramtech is honored to be part of Frost Bank’s Families in Business 2018 exhibit, highlighting multi-generational organizations in Tarrant County. Frost has been a loyal supporter and partner of Ramtech’s for over 30 years, and we’re thrilled they chose to include us in this celebration. Portraits of the featured businesses by Gittings Photography of Fort Worth will be on display at Frost Bank Camp Bowie until December 10th, Frost Bank Clearfork from December 11th – January 7th, and Frost Bank Matlock from January 8th – 29th.
Ramtech Builds Permanent Modular Building to Aid in the Merger of Two Beaumont (TX) High Schools After Hurricane Harvey
Ramtech recently completed a 15,232 square foot permanent modular building for the Beaumont (TX) Independent School District, utilizing one of our standard classroom wing addition designs along with our slab- on-grade permanent modular construction process. We were able to accelerate the completion of the 16 classroom building at the district’s Beaumont United high school campus in under 115 days. In addition to the classrooms, the facility provides space for boys and girls restrooms situated off the center corridor in the middle of the building. The site preparation was developed by the school district while Ramtech provided the foundation. The exterior of the building incorporates full brick masonry on a parapet wall design, along with an EPDM low pitched roof. The building was constructed to meet the Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Certification and also Includes fire alarm and sprinkler systems. The interior features a 9 foot ceiling height throughout the building with textured and painted walls and vinyl composition tile flooring. (more…)
Ramtech Building has begun the manufacturing on two permanent modular buildings we are constructing for the First Baptist Carrollton Church of Carrollton, Texas. The 26,624 square foot project will utilize our pier and beam permanent modular construction process to provide two education buildings as part of the church’s relocation from its current location. The first building, a 10,624 square foot facility for adults, incorporates a central corridor with seven classrooms and men’s and women’s restroom facilities on either side. The second building provides 16,000 square feet of space with two large worship areas, six classrooms, and a boys and girls restrooms for the middle and high school programs. We will provide a grade beam foundation with drilled and belled piers for the two structures which have been designed for parapet walls with full masonry exteriors, TPO roofs, and split system HVAC units. The interiors will utilize vinyl covered gypsum for the walls and a combination of carpet tile, vinyl composition tile, and sheet vinyl for the flooring. Ramtech will also install fire sprinkler systems in each building. (more…)