Happy New Year! Let's take a look at what happened in December:
​During the holiday season, the staff at RUSH Construction, Inc. raised money for The Children's Hunger Project, a local charity that directly benefits children in Brevard County. With more than 50% of Brevard's children on free and reduced meal programs through their schools, the weekend is often unaccounted for. As a result, many kids are at risk of childhood hunger and malnutrition. The Children’s Hunger Project exists to help elementary schools provide food for the weekend to as many kids as possible every week. ​​

Still feeling the holiday spirit? Join RUSH Construction in supporting this important cause.
Boeing Launches its Starliner, the First Uncrewed Orbital Test Flight, from Pad 41
​​On December 20th, Boeing launched its Starliner spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 41. Although it was unable to complete its mission to the International Space Station, this day was monumental, not just for the future of space exploration but also for RUSH! This launch marked the first uncrewed orbital test flight for Boeing's spacecraft before the anticipated fully crewed launch this year. This flight will be the first time an American has flown into space from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Shuttle in 2011.

Over 28 years ago RUSH Construction was tasked with creating Lightning Mitigation Towers for Launch Complex 40 and 41. These towers are designed to defend the rockets and service structures from lightning strikes that could ultimately delay a mission and/or damage vital launch hardware. Standing 35-stories high and creating an umbrella-like shield with catenary cables, the towers allow lightning to travel away from the rockets and safely into the ground.   
It's moments like these that remind you of why we do what we do here at RUSH. Like our President & CEO William Chivers says in our “Why RUSH” statement, “We don’t just build stuff, we build projects and do things that help rockets launch into space to put satellites in orbit, we build projects that support our first defenders, we build projects that help people maintain their health…it’s not just building stuff, we build things that make a difference.” It is quite the feeling when thinking about how a project RUSH was a part of continues to help serve and shape our future.

From all of us at RUSH Construction, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
i4 Business Honors GrayRobinson Founder with 2019 Business Leader of the Year Distinction
​​GrayRobinson's founder and chair emeritus, Charles Gray, was named i4 Business magazine's 2019 Business Leader of the Year at the Country Club of Orlando on December 10th. At the event, RUSH President and CEO William Chivers had the privilege of introducing the honoree who spoke on the Economic Development in Brevard County.​​