Nov. 29, 2023

Fall 2023 Newsletter

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We've Got a New Website!

In our last issue we talked about our new home in a former motorcycle repair shop. Now we have a new modern website that we think is a better reflection of who we've become. The website includes the story of our building's transformation to Atriax headquarters. Go to www.atriaxgroup.com to watch the metamorphosis.

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A really great contract!

Atriax, PLLC was awarded a National Architect/Engineering IDIQ contract by the Veteran Administration's Office of Construction Management in October. This contract will provide task orders that Atriax will be invited to compete for along with other contract awardees. The contract could run up to five years. As always, we appreciate the vote of confidence in being vetted and approved to provide more design services to the VA.

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Sampling of other recent contract awards

Atriax Building Solutions, LLC

*Conover Ale Haus, Conover, NC and Con

Atriax, PLLC:

Veterans Administration:

*Expand Franklin, NC Community Based Outpatient Clinic

*Construct Outpatient Mental Health Center, Murfreesboro, TN VAMC

*Design/Renovate Veterans' Canteen Service, Columbia, SC VAMC

*Office of Construction & Facilities Management: Lease Execution AE Procurement for Office of Real Property Batch 3: Bangor, ME; Burlington, VT; Keene, NH

*Office of Construction & Facilities Management: Lease Execution AE Procurement for Office of Real Property Batch 4: New Orleans, LA; Junction City, KS

*Veteran's Medical Clinic Wing, Guam

*Design Nurse Simulation Lab, Clarksburg, WV VAMC

*National Cemetery Association: Correct Cemetery FCA Deficiencies, Mill Springs, KY National Cemetery

*National Cemetery Association: Design Deficiency Corrections for Historic Building 3001, Mound City, IL

*Emergency Pharmacy Services Warehouse HVAC Corrections, Hines, IL Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy

US Forest Service:

*George Washington & Jefferson National Forest Sherando Recreation Area Rehab


Atriax welcomes Interior Designer Sally Osborne

Sally Osborne, an interior designer, decided to use her skills to benefit our government and commercial clients. She is also accumulating experience to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. Sally holds a BS in Interior Design and worked with Broyhill Furniture and Aria Designs. One of her first projects for Atriax was decorating the walls of our new headquarters with photos of our projects and company history.

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Atriax welcomes Architect Brian Broussard

Draftsman Brian Broussard comes to Atriax after spending 17 years at Lachin Architects in New Orleans. One of the things that drew him to Hickory was the fantastic city that US News & World Report has named as the most affordable metro area and one of the best places to live in America. As not only a motorcycle enthusiast but someone who has built his own custom motorcycle, working in a former motorcycle repair shop got his attention too. This talented professional has also built his own canoe and has already become the go-to person for advice on what's going on in Hickory.

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Atriax wins another Hire Vets Award

Atriax is pleased to have been honored for the second year in a row by the US Department of Labor for the HIREVets Medallion. As a veteran-owned company, Atriax is committed to the recruiting and retention of armed services veterans. We strongly believe Atriax is enriched by the professionalism and technical capability of our veterans! And we're looking for more... Careers | Atriax Group

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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (aka Grace Auten and George Auten) made a special appearance at Atriax's Halloween celebration.

Atriax hosts Hickory Landmarks Society event

Atriax Group had the privilege of hosting the Hickory Landmarks Society's annual awards ceremony on November 2nd at our new headquarters. Among the award winners, Atriax received a 2023 Historic Preservation Award for the restoration to the building we now call home. Atriax Building Solutions' Pam Hale and her husband Jeff also received an historic preservation award for their renovation of the Roper/Hale House.

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Atriax in the Community

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Atriax sponsored 12 artists from the art department at Catawba Valley Community College at the Hickory Downtown Development Association's October Art Crawl on the Square.
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We linked up with Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley for another build in Hickory in October. This time we were joined by the soon-to-be-owner's friends. We planted grass, flowering plants, shrubs and trees on a gorgeous fall day.
“Sails” Music Series
The Sails Music Series, a popular downtown Hickory event (coordinated by our own Bob Sinclair) wrapped up another successful season. Atriax is proud to be a sponsor of this series, which provides an opportunity for the community to gather during select Friday nights during the summer and fall to support and enjoy independent free music like Zoe & Cloyd, a bluegrass/ klezmer band. Yep, that happened.
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Director of Special Projects Michael McCourt joined other panelists at the Tapping into Talent Symposium sponsored by the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation in September.
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