News & Events

South Jordan Station Project

North-West Division recently completed fabrication for the South Jordan Station Project located in South Jordan, Utah. The project requires the fabrication and erection of a single, 6-story, 180,000 square foot office tower and was awarded to North-West Division by Jacobsen Construction. At 1,490 tons, this project offers Cives an ideal opportunity to showcase our capabilities to one of our newest customer. North-West Division is eager to showcase our abilities and provide Jacobsen Construction with superior service and a quality product.

Citrus County Combined Cycle Project

Southern Division was recently awarded both the embed package and structural steel package for the Citrus County Combined Cycle Project with Fluor and Duke Energy in Crystal River, FL. There are two separate units that will each have the capacity to produce 820 megawatts once online in 2018. Southern Division will be supplying 4,350 tons of steel for the project with erection scheduled to start in October 2016.

2016 Manufacturers of the Year Winner


Cives Steel Company, Southern Division Named Manufacturer of the Year

Cives’ Thomasville, Ga., facility named 2016 Small Manufacturer of the Year at annual Governor’s Awards Luncheon

Atlanta, GA – April 2016: Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday named the Thomasville facility of Cives Steel Company, Southern Division the winner of the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of Small Manufacturer (150 or fewer employees).

“The manufacturing arena is one that we take great pride in because it is one of those sustained elements of a state’s economy and of a nation’s economy,” said Gov. Deal. “In fact, we have seen some 511,200 new private sector jobs created in the state of Georgia [since 2011], and of that total, 40,600 of those have been in the manufacturing sector.”

“Congratulations to the winners, and to all of you who were in the running that may not receive the actual award, because you’re an important part of our economy as well,” Deal added.

“I’m proud to be here today to accept this award on behalf of all the people at Cives Steel Southern Division,” said Greg Orff, president and general manager of Cives Southern Division, upon receiving the award. “We truly appreciate the recognition, and I really look forward to taking this award and this honor back to our employees, because they’re who deserve this award.”

In a region known for its agricultural economy, Cives is a core piece of the Southeast’s steel industry, as well as one of the most successful structural steel and plate manufacturers in the country. The company has produced top-quality products for projects such as Turner Field and the Atlanta Airport, and its sustainable and stable workforce is exemplified in the company’s zero-layoff record.

Other winners included Athens’ Caterpillar, which won in the category of 500 or more employees, and Suniva, located in Norcross, which won in the category of 150-500 employees.

This is the 22nd year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. The annual awards luncheon, held on April 21 in Atlanta, is the highlight of Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week, which is co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. This year’s sponsors included Georgia Power, the accounting and consulting firm of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, Georgia Tech’s Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.

In his proclamation declaring April 18-22 as Manufacturing Appreciation Week, Gov. Deal noted the tremendous contribution manufacturing makes to the state’s economic well-being. Nearly 9,456 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, according to the proclamation, and they provide 364,724 jobs, generating nearly $20.1 billion in wages for Georgia’s citizens and contributing more than $100 billion to the state’s economy each year.

The three winning companies were nominated by business and civic leaders and chosen for their excellence and contributions to the state’s economy and their respective local communities.

Brooklyn Navy Yards Dock 72

Northern Division was recently awarded the Brooklyn Navy Yards Dock 72 Project with Gilbane Building Company. Located on an old dry dock, when complete the building will feature waterfront on three sides and provide stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline. Northern will be required to fabricate 5500 tons of structural steel that included slopping “Jumbo” columns, 2-transfer trusses, and an 85’ box girder. Fabrication is scheduled to begin May 2016 with erection scheduled to begin August 2016.

Collegiate School - New K-12 Facility

Northern Division has begun fabrication of the Collegiate School – New K-12 Facility located in Manhattan, NY. The Collegiate School is a private all boys school that has had prominent figures such as John F. Kennedy, Jr and Robert J. Dixon. When complete the School with feature a playground on the 9th floor and a multi-level auditorium. Totaling 2050 tons erection is scheduled to begin March 2016

New York Wheel

Northern Division is proud to announce the award of the New York Wheel Project in Staten Island, NY with Gilbane Building Company. When complete the New York Wheel will be a 630-foot Ferris wheel capable of holding 1,440 people at any one time. Northern will be providing the loading platform along with the vertical uprights that support the wheel. Total tonnage for this project is 1120 tons with erection scheduled for June 2016.

McCormick Place Events Center

Midwest Division was recently awarded the McCormick Place Events Center project in Chicago by Clark Construction. This new facility will be the new home for both the Women’s and Men’s DePaul University Basketball teams. We will start delivery and erection in April, 2016 using Danny’s Construction for erection and Cordeck Sales for metal deck supply and installation. The total tonnage is 2,420 with 45,000 shop hours.

AGE Biomass Combined Heat and Power

In July 2015, Southern Division was awarded the Albany Green Energy Biomass CHP project in Albany, GA. The project is scheduled to deliver starting in October with completion by the end of January 2016, and has contributed tremendously in filling Southern Divisions shop through 2015, with 27,000 man hours. Upon completion, the 2,186 ton, 50 megawatt, plant will provide all of the steam needs for Proctor and Gamble’s largest U.S. facility, and a large percentage of the electricity for the local utility provider. It is also estimated to generate up to 500 jobs during construction, as well as approximately 70 permanent jobs for the local economy.

St. Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa Replacement Hospital - Phase II

North-West Division was recently selected as the successful bidder for the supply and erection of structural steel at the St. Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa Replacement Hospital Project in Nampa, ID. Cives was fortunate enough to earn the award of this 1,700 ton project based in part upon North-West Division’s previous medical center success with Layton Construction. We at North-West Division are eager to showcase our abilities in this new market to a new Owner and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with the team at Layton Construction.

Moorings Park

As of July 2015, Southern Division has been awarded a high-end retirement home, Moorings Park, in Naples, FL. This 880 ton job shows the continuous growth that the steel industry is beginning to experience in south Florida. With erection beginning in September, this fast paced schedule will demand innovative solutions from connection design to shop processes in order to accommodate the proposed schedule.