J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the largest facility in the WVU Medicine family of health facilities, provides the most advanced level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. Their staff consists of highly trained, dedicated professionals who are experienced in the latest techniques and technologies — and are also skilled in the art of caring.
The hospital was updating existing facilities in addition to the construction of new buildings. There was a need for consistent aesthetics that carried across all facilities. In addition, since these facilities had extremely high traffic areas, WVUH required furniture that was durable enough for heavy use, but still created a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for those who utilized it. WVUH was looking for a furniture partner that could provide a full spectrum of products for clinics to patient rooms in their existing facilities and would also meet the needs of the new 10 story patient tower that is the WVUH Heart and Vascular Institute. An extremely tight deadline meant they had to choose a partner that could deliver quality products on time and within budget.
WVU is one of only 115 higher education institutions in the U.S. to receive the Carnegie R1 designation for the level of scientific activity and graduate education on campus. A major part of the University’s commitment to research has been investments in the people, infrastructure and facilities dedicated to health.
In the Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center (BMRC), West Virginia University sought an efficient, flexible laboratory environment to encourage collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchange among researchers and students, and a landmark building to attract prestigious investigators and projects.
MRC Global is the largest distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products (PVF) and services to the energy and industrial markets. MRC Global serves the oil and gas industry across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors as well as chemical and gas distribution customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1921 as McJunkin Corporation in West Virginia. It merged with Red Man Pipe and Supply Company in 2007 to form MRC Global, Inc. Today, MRC Global’s motto is, “We Make Energy FlowTM”.
MRC Global decided to consolidate four of its service locations in Texas (including two distribution centers) into a single Houston Operations Complex in La Porte, Texas. Doing this required a relationship with an office furnishings dealership and manufacturer that understood the history of MRC Global and where the company was heading. The new complex not only needed to accurately represent the company’s brand, but also be a state-of-the-art workplace for its employees. The MRC Global team was looking for a supplier that had the same guiding principles as its organization, and could offer a one- source solution for all their furniture needs.