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Spartan Barricading & Traffic Control, Inc.

When "construction season" arrives in Michigan, there's a good chance many of the familiar orange barrels and traffic barricades you encounter are the work of Spartan Barricading & Traffic Control.

But you're also likely to see the company's equipment and services at local charity and community events to which Spartan has donated its support.

Twin brothers Kenneth and Kevin McNeilly were 25-year Spartan Barricading veterans when they purchased the company seven years ago, following the death of company founder Bill Westfall, their brother-in-law. Now, as president and vice president, the McNeilly brothers "share everything 50/50" with respect to the business, said Kevin's wife Patty McNeilly, Spartan's office manager. "The twin thing is definitely apparent.” 

The majority of Spartan Barricading's business comes from successful bids for state highway and road construction projects, but the company also works with utility and railroad companies. Spartan custom-makes the equipment–including barrels, flashing lights, signage and barricades–for each job, rents it to the contractor, and handles delivery, maintenance and pickup. One of only a few companies of its kind in Michigan, Spartan operates a small branch location near Romulus which caters to utility companies in that area. 

Summer is Spartan Barricading's busy season, with trucks coming and going around the clock and a full complement of 18-20 employees on the job. Over the winter the pace slows dramatically, and Spartan cuts back to a skeleton crew that largely works on maintaining and rebuilding the equipment.

Longevity seems to be a hallmark among Spartan Barricading employees, most of whom have been with the company nearly 20 years. Spartan has long been a staple in our community as well. “We’ve been in Holt a long time," said Patty McNeilly. "We’re pretty happy here."


Spartan Barricading is at 1560 Cedar Street, Holt, 694-1500.

Last updated: January-10-2013

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