Thursday, May 22, 2014

8 on Race project coming along.


A few months ago our 8 on Race project began and what was once a derelict old building is rapidly becoming a fancy new residential development. There will naturally be, wait for it..... 8 private residences! Here is a picture of what it was, what it is currently, and what it will be in the near future.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jerry Makes a Cameo on 6ABC

Jerry Roller made the news last night on 6ABC speaking to the viability of turning old abandoned Philadelphia Schools into new exciting residential developments.

Interface Mill tour - 2014 edition

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Interface carpet mill and showroom in Atlanta.  For those who aren't aware, Interface is a carpet company that specializes in carpet tile.  Their claim to fame is that they are pioneers of the modular carpet industry, since the company's founding in the early 1970's.  They really invest a lot of time in researching how to create a system that can be easily installed over just about an surface.  They also pride themselves on their sustainable business practices.

Anywho, the whole trip was sponsored by Interface and included wining and dining, touring, and exploring. I was accompanied by a few other lovely ladies from different firms and our local sales reps.  We were taken on private tours of the facilities where the collected yarns and spun into fabric, where the fabric is backed and the tiles shipped, and finally where the tile is returned to the company and recycled.  We even toured their design center and saw how they create their cool and unique patterns.  It was really exciting and educational trip that I would highly recommend - for any carpet lovers or anyone who really loves "How It's Made".

Hundreds of spools of  dyed yarn

This woman is monitoring a machine used to weave the yarn fibers into the fabric
Fibers woven into the fabric.  The carpet tile before it gets the rubber backing

Melted recycled rubber bits that become the backing for the carpet tile.

Boxing up the tiles to ship them out!

Some new patterns and sizes from their spring 2014 collections

An inspirational mock-up from their design center

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ACE Mentoring

Our ACE students hard at work
As is our company policy, we give back whenever we can; and we're continuing that trend with this year's ACE team.  Dave, Nichole, and Lauren represented JKR this year helping to nurture the next generation of architects, contractors and engineers. Today was the scholarship breakfast where all the major companies who participate in the program can get together and meet each other and help raise money for scholarships for the student participants.  This year our team was fortunate enough to have  TWO students win top scholarship prizes of 10,000 dollars!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Canstruction: We're doing it live!

Jen, Katie, Erin, Cory, Jeff, Mike, Tim and Kaing were at Liberty Place this past Friday, taking part in a historic moment for the United States space program.  Composed of about 2,500 cans, our entry for Philabundance's annual Canstruction contest depicts a rocket blasting off in front of the 'Murican flag.  It is simply titled, "One Small Step for Can, One Giant Leap for Cankind." I'll be here all week, try the veal.

Remember to vote for team JKR for the People's Choice award here!

Cory is full of Canthusiasm

Ground Zero.

Cory and Mark starting the base of the rocket.

Starting to look like a thing.

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time.

Blasting off.


Remember to vote for us for the people's choice award.
Otherwise, the terrorists win.

Celebrating the correct way after a night of hard work.

Master Brewer Tim Sheehan brings us his latest IPA, The Girl from Ipanema

D. Millner Approves
Tim shows off the new label

Our in house master brewer Tim Sheehan is at it again.  His latest batch, The Girl from Ipanema, does not disappoint. Each beer gets a little better than the previous beer and it's safe to say, he hasn't made a bad batch yet.  The rich chocolately oval---- I mean, It's a pleasant balance of hops with a rich chocolately finish.