Falls Church, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last Friday, December 15, HITT Contracting Inc.’s Atlanta office hosted an event that helped make the holidays a little brighter for children throughout Georgia. Dubbed the Big Bike Build, the event brought together several of the organizations currently managing construction of NCR’s new Midtown headquarters in support of one common goal: to build 864 bikes for Toys for Tots.

“We originally chose 864 as our target number as it’s the address of NCR’s new building,” shared Erik Kandler, HITT vice president, and the brains behind the event. “We knocked those out in about two hours, and luckily, due to a shipment error, had extras to add to the lot.” On the day of the event, more than 200 people converged on the NCR jobsite, taking turns assembling bikes, inflating tires, checking work, and tying a bow on each finished product. By the end of the day, the team built 1,006 bikes, but the generosity didn’t stop there. In addition to the bikes, they presented the Atlanta chapter of Toys for Tots with a check for $25,000.

“These teams work together incredibly well to begin with. We see it every day on the jobsite, so it came as no surprise to see that same camaraderie and communication come into play for this event,” continued Kandler. “That level of trust, respect, and teamwork made this event a success, but more importantly it allowed us to make the season more special for kids across the entire state.”

This event would not have been possible without the time, talent, and resources of HITT’s partners Cousins Properties, NCR, Jones Lang LaSalle, Holder Construction, Gensler, iTelNetworks, Kimley-Horn, Uzun + Case, Anning-Johnson, HKS, The Stonhard Group, On-Site Woodwork, Convergint, Lucent Glass, NCI, Allison-Smith, Vision Flooring, Arch-i-Tech, McKenney's, Specialty Finishes, Advantage Fire, Manning Brothers, FLIK, TurnerBoone, NetPlanner, AJ Glass, G&T / Final Clean, Accu-Tech, Code Compliance Services, AHA, MOSS, Blinds & Designs, Big D Metalworks, Walmart, and Peachtree Bikes.

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About HITT Contracting Inc.: One of the top 100 largest general contractors in the nation, HITT Contracting Inc. was founded in 1937 outside of Washington, DC by husband-and-wife team Warren and Myrtle Hitt. In the 80 years since, the company has expanded to 11 offices across the United States and in 2017 earned revenues greater than $1.5B. Our client-focused teams fulfil any program need from core and shell buildings and complete tenant/owner fit-outs, to doorknob replacements and service work. Company-wide, HITT has 1,000 employees, including a skilled in-house field force available 24/7 to support clients long after initial occupancy. The HITT Way for quality and excellence defines the core of our mission and our structure. Teams are organized into expert market sectors, specializing in corporate base building and interiors, government, healthcare, hospitality, law firms, industrial, technology, and commercial services. Complementing these market sector teams are the preconstruction, sustainable construction, virtual, and subcontractor relationships divisions. See how we’re celebrating our 80 years in business at HITT.COM/80Stories.

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Amy Betor
HITT Contracting Inc.
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abetor@hitt-gc.com