When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it caught our society flatfooted. Not one sector was left untouched or unscarred by the pandemic. And if you had to rank the impact among industries, you would be hard-pressed to find one more profoundly affected than health care.
Building Trades Recovery Week (BTEA Northeast)Building Change through Connection
In light of the numbers of annual opiate-related deaths of people working in construction, Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) Northeast’s Executive Director Emeritus Thomas J. Gunning saw the need for the next generation to find solutions to the problem. That is how Recovery Week was conceived. Today, his son, Executive Director Thomas S. Gunning, and his team are helping to save and change lives and educate leaders and employees among the over 74,000 construction professionals the union building trades represent in Massachusetts—and their approach is working.
Homestar Inc.From Mowing Lawns to Full-Service Construction
Homestar Inc., a full-service construction company based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, continues to push itself to “make it happen for our customers,” says owner and CEO Mark Hatfield.
G.R. Noto Electrical Construction, Inc.Lighting the Future
Choosing an electrical contractor for any construction project can be risky. However, G.R. Noto Electrical Construction is steeped in generational knowledge with a reputation for excellence, and that is why its clients keep coming back. This unionized electrical contractor has over half a century’s industry expertise, spanning three generations.
Alpha Iron Committed to Quality, Safety, and Growth
Alpha Iron, part of the Alliance Industrial Group, Inc., specializes in steel erection, fabrication, steel painting, and coatings for a variety of industries including high-tech, commercial, marine, bulk handling, primary metals, energy, and chemical.
Danard ElectricPeople-Focused Service for Four Generations
Electrical services provider Danard Electric is based in Tacoma, Washington and has a diverse clientele across the state. The company was formed in 1947 when Ben Danard wanted to start a company for electric home heating; he didn’t like what he saw in the industry at the time, and knew he could provide better quality and customer service.
ACI Asphalt & ConcreteBuilding a Blueprint for Safety
Thousands of clients each year will tell you that ACI Asphalt & Concrete Inc. is their first choice when it comes to all things asphalt and concrete pavement, a reputation backed by thirty seasons of delivering on projects of all sizes. Now, the focus goes beyond project quality to include a heightened level of safety as the company grows its capacity and footprint.
Bassi ConstructionReflecting on 60 Successful Years
Bassi Construction Ltd. marked its sixtieth anniversary this year with a new focus on converting buildings to residential use and a renewed commitment to technology and health and safety. Profiled in June 2022 in Construction in Focus magazine, this vertically integrated firm, based in Ottawa, Ontario, offers start-to-finish construction services.
Handel ArchitectsBeautiful, Innovative, Sustainable
With the goal of designing buildings that act as engines for societal and urban improvement—in addition to beautiful structures—Handel Architects strives to improve urban living conditions and change the world for the better.
Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc.Continued Success in the Granite State
Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc. specializes in large-scale commercial excavation work. Founded by Jeremy Hiltz in 1996, the business has grown steadily over the years to become a major player within the New Hampshire market, leading to the company tagline ‘We Dig NH…’
Wall-tech CompaniesAn Eye on New Markets and Industrialized Construction
Wall-tech Companies is a market leader when it comes to using prefabricated cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to create sturdy building exteriors. While the company, which is based near Madison, Wisconsin, offers other framing services, there has been a major push recently to grow the prefabricated CFS side of the business. Since it was profiled August 2021 in Construction in Focus, the company has also dramatically expanded its geographical footprint and its presence in the single-family home market.
CRS Crane SolutionsThe Crane Experts
CRS Crane Solutions knows cranes. In business since 1991, the Alberta-based company has grown into one of the largest crane suppliers in North America, building a reputation for exceptional lifting solutions and a relentless commitment to customer service. The team produces more than 150 cranes a year, with up to 175-ton capacity and 130-foot span, in one of the biggest crane manufacturing plants on the continent, which boasts a whopping 30,000 square feet of quality-controlled production space.
Cultivating Psychological and Physical Safety OnsiteStaying Safe
Narrow scaffolding and steep roofs, gaping pits and collapsible trenches, heavy machinery, and live wires—construction sites can be dangerous places. Traditionally the industry has focused on these ever-present physical hazards, which is certainly critically important. However, feeling safe psychologically while onsite is also crucial.
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