Messer Construction Co., a Midwest-based general contractor and construction manager, opened the company's ninth regional office in Charlotte, North Carolina today.

“Charlotte is a progressive, friendly, and growing city that has its eye on the future, making it an ideal location for Messer,” said Steve Keckeis, vice president and general manager of the new Charlotte region. “In addition to a favorable business climate, this city is a place where our employees want to live, raise their families and be vibrant members of the community.”

Messer is committed to providing economic opportunities for all segments of the regional communities in which they operate. Inclusion is a core value of the organization, as well as a key focus for their supplier and subcontractor relationships.

The company specializes in health care, life science and higher education complex construction, and employs more than 750 within its existing Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee operations.

About Messer Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects. Founded in 1932, Messer has built a premier reputation through outstanding construction experiences and value with a focus on health care, life sciences and higher education. An employee-owned company, Messer ranks nationally as one of the Top 100 largest contractors, is a Top 40 green contractor and is consistently ranked in the Top 20 health care construction managers. Messer was honored with the 2009 International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence by the Council of Better Business Bureaus for superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit customers, employees, suppliers, and surrounding communities. In fiscal 2010, Messer put in place approximately $513 million in commercial construction.