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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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Bil Weber featured on ConstructionDive.com “Dotted Line” Series

Gaston Electrical Principal Bill Weber was recently featured in ConstructionDive.com’s Dotted Line Series. In his discussion with writer Kim Slowey, Bill comments on best practices for project communication, planning, manpower, and materials.

From the article: Weber said Gaston project teams meet weekly to review the workforce needs on every job, a process that lets them prepare enough in advance so that they can avoid shortages. “The worst thing in construction,” he said, “is to get to a point where you haven’t planned in advance and have a need to fill but don’t have any means of meeting that need.”

Click here to access the article.

 

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New Hires / Healey featured in Boston Real Estate Times

Boston Real Estate Times recently featured the news of Steve Healey’s addition to the Gaston Electrical Team.

From the feature: “We are excited to have someone of Steve’s experience and knowledge joining our team,” commented Walter Volpe, Chief Estimator at Gaston Electrical. “He is a highly-skilled estimator who is very familiar with the scale and complexity of the projects we are undertaking. Steve will add valuable depth to our department to meet the demanding construction and development pace of an active New England market.”

Read more 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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Team Gaston wins 2017 Commodore Builders dodgeball tournament

On June 7th, the Gaston “Lights Out” Team participated in the 2017 Commodore Builders Dodgeball Tournament. This was the 10th annual event and once again, it proved to be one of the best AEC industry events in Boston! The competition was fierce, but through hard play, teamwork, and maybe a “little” luck, Gaston pulled out a win in the final. Special thanks to Joe Albanese and the entire Commodore Builders team for a fantastic evening. We look forward to competing again in 2018 – until then, we’ll be basking in the glow of dodgeball victory!!

 

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Great time with the Gaston Team at 2017 Summer Open House

On June 1st, Gaston Electrical hosted the 2017 Summer Open House for all office & field teams. The event celebrated recent successes, offered a chance for everyone to connect, gave Principals Bill and Mike time to share news about exciting upcoming projects. Highlights included awesome BBQ, refreshments from Castle Island Brewery, and amazing door prizes from some of our friends at Granite City ElectricNortheast Electrical, Newman Associates, NES Rentals, NEFCO, and Standard Electric. Thanks to everyone who attended – we look forward to seeing you in 2018.