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J. A. Jones Construction Company

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Jones Construction Company was founded more than 100 years ago and is today one of the largest construction companies in the World.  During World War II, the company was a major contributor to the war effort and was involved in everything from the construction of military bases to ship building.  In April of 1943 the company was called upon to build the largest single power plant ever conceived at Oak Ridge.  This was followed by the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Oak Ridge, the largest building contract ever awarded.  It is often said that when a critical situation arises, there is always some person or company available that steps up to the challenge.  Many feel that the J. A. Jones Construction Company was the only company capable of meeting the challenge at Oak Ridge.  The 6 page story outlined below recounts this incredible saga. 

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"Jones Construction - Centennial - Looking Back, Moving Forward" - Chapter 6, Page 53 "Jones Construction - Centennial - Looking Back, Moving Forward" - Chapter 6, Page 54 "Jones Construction - Centennial - Looking Back, Moving Forward" - Chapter 6, Page 55 "Jones Construction - Centennial - Looking Back, Moving Forward" - Chapter 6, Page 56 "Jones Construction - Centennial - Looking Back, Moving Forward" - Chapter 6, Page 57

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"Jones Construction - Centennial - Looking Back, Moving Forward" - Chapter 6, Page 58 Power House at Oak Ridge Built by the J. A. Jones Construction Co. K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Oak Ridge Built by the J. A. Jones Construction Co. Men Working on the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant Page 24 of the Oak Ridge Telephone Directory Showing the many Departments of the J. A. Jones Construction Co.


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Page 25 of the Oak Ridge Telephone Directory Showing the many Departments of the J. A. Jones Construction Co. Manhattan Project Certificate Issued to Sarah Frances Bailey, an Employee of the J. A. Jones Construction Co. Manhattan Project Certificate Issued to Horace R. Hood, an Employee of the J. A. Jones Construction Co.    

 

Images 1 through 9 above are taken from the book "Jones Construction Centennial: Looking Back - Moving Forward - 1890-1990" published by Laney-Smith, Inc.; Charlotte, NC - Copyright 1989 by the Jones Group, Inc. - Used with permission; For more information about J. A. Jones, please visit their web site at: http://www.jajones.com/main.asp

 

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