The Column - Meet the Menerds
Highly Skilled and Hugely Smart

Construction Manager

John Blackman

Besides at Menard, where can we find you?

At the campground cooking & enjoying a few adult beverages!

What was your first job?

Cropping tobacco during the summer

What was your first project for Menard?

My first job after USW merged with Menard Group USA was the Port of Gulfport, MS, wick drain project.

What project are you most proud of and why?

Craney Island wick drain project. It was the largest marine wick drain project working from barges in the world!

What is your favorite kind of soil?

Any soil that needs ground improvement!

What is the most obscure fact you know?

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open!

Do you have any unusual eating habits?

No unusual eating habits, but I do favor an unusual dish: Jamaican-style ox tails!