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Bill Weber participates as panelist in ENR Webinar Series on Quality and Safety

On Thursday, August 9th Gaston Principal Bill Weber was featured in the latest edition of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Webinar Series – along with more than 250 attendees from across the country. The webinar was hosted by Richerd Korman, Deputy Editor for ENR, and the topic for this informational event was “Finding Gold at the Intersection of Construction Quality and Safety”. On the panel, Bill was joined by Steve Pianalto of CRB and Kevin Hildebrandt of Miron Construction Company. They shared valuable tips and best practices for delivering quality services in a safe in a timely manner while highlighting the importance of pre-planning, LEAN construction principles, and company safety cultures.

The entire audio transcript of the webinar is available by clicking here http://bit.ly/GastonENRwebinar.

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Gaston participates in 2018 National Construction Safety Week

During the week of May 7th-11th, Gaston Electrical joined hundreds of other leading companies from the construction industry in recognizing National Construction Safety Week. According to the official website, the mission of Safety Week is to “collectively raise the awareness of the construction industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.”

2018 marked the fourth year of participation in the event for Gaston – and we successfully spread the word to all of our team members through site visits, emails, and social media campaigns. This year – Corporate Safety Director Rick Coakley focused on ladder safety training during his “toolbox talk” with our skilled team members. He also took time to introduce our new ladder inspection policy. Highlights of the busy week also included visits to the UMASS Boston Residence Halls, Boston Celtics Auerbach Center at Boston Landing, and AMGEN Cambridge. Gaston is partnered with leading General Contractors on these projects and our commitment to safety for our team (and theirs) was clearly highlighted.

Huge thanks to our field teams and project partners for an informative and engaging week – we look forward to 2019. Below are some photos from our various site visits.

 

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Gaston participates in National Women In Construction Week

The Women of Gaston play a critical role in the overall success of our company and our industry as a whole.

This statement was shared with our vendors and project partners throughout National Women In Construction Week from March 4th-10th 2018. Spearheaded by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), National Women in Construction (WIC) Week was an opportunity to join other leading construction firms in recognizing the significant contributions and important roles of Women in our industry.

During the week, Gaston arranged for numerous site visits to provide breakfast breaks and generate increased conversation around diversity in the trades. Construction is often an overlooked career choice for women, and we are working hard to help change that.

Below are photos and some of our social media posts from the week. To learn more about our activities and involvement in #WICWeek2018 please contact Nina Radzim or check out our social media channels:

www.twitter.com/GastonElec
www.facebook.com/GastonElectrical
www.instagram.com/gaston_electrical
www.linkedin.com/company/gaston-electrical
#WICWeek2018 #WomenInConstruction

 

 

 

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Gaston Named to Banker & Tradesman Best of 2017 List

Recently, GastonElectrical was ranked by Banker & Tradesman as one of the leading companies on their “Best of 2017” list.

Via Banker & Tradesman: Every year, we ask our readers to vote for the best real estate, banking, and financial services providers.Winners are peer-selected and come together to celebrate their accomplishments and success.

We are proud to be recognized among other leading firms in the Boston Market – many of whom are our clients and project partners.

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Corporate Safety Director receives advanced MEWP safety training at JLG University

At Gaston Electrical, we work tirelessly to maintain and continuously improve safety practices in all aspects of our business. To support this mission, our team members receive regular training on equipment and tools. Recently, Rick Coakley – Corporate Safety Director, attended a three-day Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) training session called JLG University. The event was held at JLG’s training center in McConnellsburg, PA. As one of the largest manufacturers of boom and scissor lifts in the country, JLG University provides advanced classroom and hands-on training for safe operation of their equipment. With the training completed, Rick will include new practices into Gaston’s training curriculum – ensuring an even safer work environment for our team members and project partners going forward.

Learn more about JLG Products here. www.jlg.com

Learn more about JLG University here. www.jlg.com

 

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Gaston attends Wentworth Institute of Technology multipurpose academic building groundbreaking

On June 21, 2017, Gaston Electrical attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new academic building for engineering, innovation, and the sciences. The event was co-hosted by Wentworth and general contractor Gilbane. Once completed, the 75,000 SF facility will represent the first academic construction for the campus in 45 years.

To learn more about the project, click here.

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Gaston Electrical provides construction insight for BC Carroll School student project

In Spring of 2017, Gaston Principals Bill and Mike Weber had the pleasure of visiting with current Boston College Carroll School of Management students to provide construction insight relating to their semester project. The students were tasked with the development of a plan to restore the long-closed Everett Square Theatre in Boston’s Hyde Park Neighborhood. Bill and Mike provided met with the students and discussed real-world examples of similar large-scale theater renovations. The info they shared helped the students to present a realistic proposal to their professor, and to building ownership.

To learn more about the class and project, click on the links below.

Boston Globe – 1/27/2017
Boston College students look to revitalize historic Hyde Park Theater

BC Carroll School Newsletter / Carroll Collection – 6/30/2017
“A Great Hope”: Students Offer Plan to Revive Historic Theater

 

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Safety First! Gaston wins 2017 Massachusetts Merit Award for exemplary safety record from AGC

On Friday, June 23, Gaston Electrical was recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCofMA) with a 2017 Massachusetts Merit Award for Exemplary Safety Record. This award is representative of the hard work and dedication of our Safety Director Rick Coakley, Project Managers, Foremen, and skilled Field Employees. Other award winners included Siena Construction, Tocci Building Companies, Suffolk Construction, TG Gallagher‏, Lee Kennedy Co., and BOND.

 

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High Profile provided an additional recap of the event.
Access the full story here.

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Bill Weber delivers address to graduates at 2017 JATC ceremony

On June 8th, Bill Weber (Gaston Principal and NECA Boston Chapter Treasurer) delivered a graduation address to the outgoing 2017 Joint Apprentice & Training Committee (JATC) class. The event, held at the IBEW Hall in Dorchester, marked the 70th annual apprentice program graduation. Additional attendees and dignitaries included James O’Connell (Director of Training, JATC), John Dumas (Business Manager, Local 103, IBEW), Mike Monahan (International Vice President, IBEW Second District), and Lou Antonellis (President, Local 103, IBEW).

Congratulations to the 2017 Graduates – Job well done!

 

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