Three Messer projects were recently named in Engineering News Review Midwest among the top 50 construction project starts in the Midwest. The rankings are based on project cost and include only projects which broke ground in 2013.

The Ohio State University's North Residential District Transformation project, at $370 million, was rated No. 9 overall; the Cincinnati Streetcar project, at $71 million, was rated No. 48; and the NiSource/Columbia Gas Corporate Headquarters project (Columbus, Ohio), at $63 million, tied for No. 50.

Messer Vice President Rob Verst, who leads the company's Columbus region:

"We are proud to be leading two of the top projects in the Midwest. It has been a pleasure thus far to work with both Ohio State and NiSource/Columbia Gas, two outstanding partners. Central Ohio's presence on this list certainly speaks to its bright future, so we're honored and excited to be partnered with two of the region's cornerstones as it continues to grow."

Messer Vice President Steve Eder, who leads the company's Cincinnati region:

"We are proud to help lead the Cincinnati Streetcar project, which we feel will further enhance Cincinnati's vibrant downtown area and transform the future of our city. Increased notoriety for the Streetcar project, including landing on this list, is both fitting and reflective of its expected impact on Cincinnati's future. We at Messer are honored to play a role in such a significant endeavor for the city."

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