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.
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.
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.
High Profile provided an additional recap of the event.
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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!
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!!
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 Electric, Northeast Electrical, Newman Associates, NES Rentals, NEFCO, and Standard Electric. Thanks to everyone who attended – we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
Gaston Electrical works tirelessly to ensure a safe work environment for clients and employees on all jobsites. During the week of May 8th – 12th, the Gaston Team is participating in OSHA’s 2017 National Safety Stand Down. Rick Coakley, Corporate Safety Director is visiting Gaston jobsites during the week and will be conducting a stand down training on fall prevention. Below are photos of our Teams from various projects around the Greater Boston area.
May 8th – Harvard – Standish Hall / Cambridge, MA / Lee Kennedy
May 9th – AMGEN / Cambridge, MA / Suffolk Construction
May 10th – BU – Myles Standish Hall / Boston, MA / Shawmut Design & Construction
May 11th – BU – Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Complex / Boston, MA / Bond
May 12th – Wayfair Copley Place / Boston, MA / Columbia Construction
What a fantastic week – we successfully participated in the OSHA 2017 National Safety Stand Down. The informative fall prevention training led by Corporate Safety Director Rick Coakley will help to ensure safer work environments for our team and project partners! Looking forward to 2018.
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