Rudolph/Libbe and GEM Inc. have been honored with a prestigious 2013 Build Ohio Award for their work on PRO-TEC Coating Company’s Continuous Annealing Line Facility in Leipsic, Ohio. The awards were announced on November 15 by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio in Columbus.

The project won top honors in the category of New Construction over $30 million. This is Rudolph/Libbe’s 10th Build Ohio Award. Rudolph/Libbe served as design/build contractor and its partner company, GEM Inc., performed steel erection, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work.

The 462,000-square-foot building included a main structure, a high bay, office space and a diesel fire pump building.

“We’re pleased to receive this recognition for our work on the PRO-TEC project,” said Tim Alter, president of Rudolph/Libbe Inc. “We had a great client in PRO-TEC, a company known for its high standards. Our customer is a leader and innovator in the steel industry. We thank them for partnering with us on this important project, and for their steadfast commitment to safety, communication and quality. We also had an outstanding project team from Rudolph/Libbe and GEM Inc. who provided the skill, dedication and hard work that are integral to a successful project. It’s an honor to have worked on this important project.”


Build Ohio is an annual awards competition that honors members of the Associated General Contractors of Ohio for excellence in construction. A panel of construction professionals selects winners based on excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, client service and meeting project challenges.

Cold-reduced coils are received and shipped by covered rail and truck. 50-ton overhead, remote-controlled cranes unload and place incoming roles onto transfer cards which move them into the automated warehouse.