Manhattan Mechanical Services, an Illinois-based merit shop industrial mechanical contractor, recently received recognition as one of Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 2020 Finalists. This honor marks the third consecutive year that the company has finished in the top 50.

Serving Illinois and Indiana since 2011, Manhattan Mechanical Services provides skilled merit shop mechanical services, including pipefitting, welding, shop fabrication, ASME “R” stamp repairs, scaffolding, turnaround/shutdown service and process piping.

This annual award recognizes the Chicago area’s fastest-growing companies. To qualify, a candidate must meet specific requirements set by Crain’s Chicago Business. Those in consideration must be in business for a minimum of six years; be headquartered in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (both Illinois and Indiana), McHenry or Will counties; earn a minimum of $15 million in revenue the previous year; and maintain continuous growth.

“On behalf of the entire Manhattan Mechanical team, we are honored to make Crain’s list of the 50 Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago for the third year in a row.,” said Michael Uremovich, president of Manhattan Mechanical Services. “We are the premier merit shop mechanical contractor in the Chicago Area. Our safe, high-quality culture drives our success and produces craft professionals in the field. Our management team and support staff provide the necessary back-office support to ensure the field’s continued success. Our loyal customers continue to recognize the value of Manhattan Mechanical and the working merit shop’s value. Our continued growth and success is a testament to the value we provide and the value of our team.” 

As part of its efforts to provide top-tier training to its employees and promote job growth in the Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana area, the company is set to open a new, 20,000-square-foot training facility in East Chicago in October 2020. The facility will feature a 50-by-200-foot fabrication shop, craft training center and corporate offices. 

In addition, the company plans to invest approximately $2.5 million to create an estimated 75 to 100 jobs over the next several years. The in-house training program incorporates the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum for employee training and education. 

Manhattan Mechanical is an accredited assessment center through NCCER, offering training in boilermaking, millwright, scaffolding, insulation, pipefitting, field safety, safety technology, rigging and for life operations. Its training program is, first and foremost, safety-focused.

“We work in unique industries that require unique safety training,” says Uremovich, who adds that this training program “is a part of what makes us unique as a merit shop.”