Denise Beers is the owner and president Forest City Erectors, Inc. (FCE). The business is a Female Business Enterprise (FBE) that her parents began back in 1961, with her mother owning the majority of the company stock. Denise Beers bought the stock after the passing of her mother and maintains the FBE status.
Forest City Erectors, Inc. is one of the largest full service structural steel & construction material erection providers in the state of Ohio with over 60 years of experience working in the Commercial, Institutional & Industrial areas of the market. FCE’s main office is based in Twinsburg, Ohio, with additional offices in Canton, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio.
The company’s services range from supply and install to install only of Structural Steel, Miscellaneous Metals (Stairs & Handrail), Ornamental Metals, Glass Railings, Architectural & Structural Precast, Tower Cranes, Personnel Material Hoists, ODOT Bridge work (new and retrofit), Specialty Heat Straightening and Crane Services. FCE’s Industrial Division provides facility upgrades, equipment installation and maintenance repairs. FCE also provided plant maintenance and upgrades, supplemental labor, piping fabrication, install and repair, overhead crane inspection and repair, machinery moving and millwright services. FCE successfully completes work under a large range of project contract delivery systems including IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) and DA (Design Assist).
FCE maintains certification as an Advanced Certified Steel Erector through the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), performs work under the National Maintenance Agreement and is signatory with the Ironworker, Pipefitter, Carpenter, Cement Mason, Millwright, Laborer, Operator and Boilermaker unions.
OWNER & PRESIDENT
FOREST CITY ERECTORS, INC.
THE FOUNDER OF
FOREST CITY ERECTORS, INC.
Jim Mirgliotta started as an ironworker in 1951 two days after he graduated high school. In the winter of 1958, he was working on Route 8 Akron high-level bridge when the structure nearly collapsed and left him stranded 185 feet in the air without any safety apparatus. This experience is what prompted Mr. Mirgliotta to start a company.
In 1959 he started Park Iron Erectors. Then in 1961, Mr. Mirgliotta and his wife Bette were able to purchase fifty percent of a struggling Cleveland-based steel erector company, Forest City Erectors. They bought out their partner in 1970, Jim sold fifty-one percent of Forest City Erectors to his wife Bette, thus qualifying it as a Woman owned, Female Business Enterprise (FBE). In 1980 the business was moved to its current office in Twinsburg’s Industrial Park. After the passing of Bette Mirgliotta, their daughter, Denise Beers, bought her stock and now serves as the controlling owner thus maintaining the Female Owned Business status.
The business prospered and is now one of the largest full-service structural steel & construction material erection providers in the state of Ohio. Forest City Erectors has been involved in the building and renovation of projects such as First Energy Stadium, Cleveland Clinic, Medical Mart and Convention Center, Canton Football Hall of Fame, Sherwin Williams Headquarters & Facility, and Cuyahoga County Hilton Hotel.
Jim Mirgliotta is an advocate of OSHA and CEA’s safety program. He was a long-term president of the Steel and Iron Contractors Associated (1989-2003). He has been both president and vice president of The Association of Union Contractors and was recognized in 200 with its “Spirit of Union Construction” Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Guardian Award for his service, leadership, and mentorship.
Jim Mirgliotta still maintains a positive attitude and believes that doing things the right way is doing things the best way.
We at Forest City Erectors, Inc., believe in giving back to our community. The following are some of the sponsorships we have given.