MURRAY, Ky. — The partnership between Murray State University and the greater community is essential to enhance the quality of living and learning in Murray and Calloway County. The Town & Gown partnership at Murray State is excited to welcome three new partners this year.
Pinnacle, Inc. is a general contracting firm that provides complete construction services for commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Pinnacle is located in Benton and serves the entire west Kentucky and northwest Tennessee area. The firm was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in March 1995 by Murray State alumnus Dennis Smith, ’89, who is the owner and president of Pinnacle. Some of their projects include the MCCH Hospice House, Murray State University Richmond Residential College, Wesley at Murray, Marshall County High School, CFSB Corporate Building and many other facilities throughout the region.
Brach Crider Farms/Mead & Hunt Aviation Consultants
Murray State University alumnus Brach Crider, ’03, is the owner of Brach Crider Farms and is employed with Mead & Hunt Aviation, serving as a senior consultant in their aviation practice focused on airline/airport consulting. Mead & Hunt is one of the nation’s leading aviation and air service development consulting firms. Crider previously spent more than 10 years at Southwest Airlines as a senior business consultant in various strategic planning roles focused on route planning, fleet planning, mergers and acquisitions. Crider continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of Murray State.
Max’s 641 Towing/Towing for Toys, Inc.
Max’s 641 Towing has been in business in Murray for more than 50 years and is owned by Sarah McCuiston and is operated by Monty McCuiston. The business was started by his father, Max, in 1965 and continues the tradition of excellent customer service for the greater region. Monty is an avid supporter of Murray State and the community. In 2013, he began the Towing for Toys campaign, which benefits the Murray Tiger Christmas and the Calloway County Laker Christmas. These two resources serve more than 1,400 children in the community every holiday season.