Ram Tool Construction Supply Company has donated construction hard hats to each senior student in the Construction Management Program of the College of Engineering at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Bill Towers, Ram Tool representative of the Chattanooga branch office, is a 1986 UTC graduate. Towers was on the UTC campus recently to present the construction hard hats.
“We are happy to support the Construction Management Program at the College of Engineering and Computer Science,” Towers said.
Ram Tool Construction Supply Company, founded in 1967, is a specialty construction supply distributor in the United States. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and with 30 warehouse distribution centers in 11 states Ram Tool and Supply Company offers concrete forming and curing products, power tools, hand tools, safety supplies, grouts, fasteners, and anchors.
“As the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and one of the founders of the Construction Management program at UTC, I am very pleased with the support received by the Ram Tool Construction Supply Company,” said Dr. Neslihan Alp.
The UTC Construction Management program began in 2008 with $150,000 in support from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of East Tennessee. The program has grown rapidly in the last six years. Construction Management is a concentration in the Engineering Management and Technology Department. It received its initial accreditation by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 2012.
“Construction Management students did not have any hard hats, therefore; this donation by the Ram Tool Construction Supply Company is very special for our College and senior students. We appreciate the support of the Ram Tool Construction Supply Company and look forward to using these hard hats in our next Construction Management project,” Alp added.