JANUARY 2019 ISSUE
Industry News (page 2)
2018 Facts (page 4)
Recognition Events (page 5)
Launched Programs (page 10)
Awards (page 19)
Innovation (page 25)
Notable Promotions (page 30)
Strategic New Hires (page 32)
Jobsite Walks (page 36)
Company Events (page 45)
Customer Events (page 67)
Branch Events (page 76)
A YEAR IN REVIEW
(Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal)
Officials and board members from McLaren, Michigan State University, and the City of Lansing, pictured Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at the groundbreaking for McLaren's new hospital. (Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal)
LANSING - Officials with McLaren Greater Lansing and Michigan State University hoisted dirt inside a tented space Monday, breaking ground on a new, $450 million hospital.
The project, planned to open to patients by early 2022, will be the largest capital investment in McLaren's history, according to Greg Lane, its chief administrative officer.
"When it's all said and done, we will invest over $500 million on this site, for the replacement hospital, a wonderful modern medical services building, cancer center, research programs and a number of other things in the coming years," Lane said Monday morning.
McLaren's new campus adjacent to MSU, with a 240-bed hospital as its centerpiece, will mean the consolation of McLaren's two south Lansing sites. "We'll have state of the art facilities, but I think more important than that is what's going to happen inside the four walls," said Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care. "We're going to be developing care that is customized and unique to each patient based on a number of different factors that make it virtually non-existent anywhere else."
The new campus will also bolster MSU's relationship with McLaren, said Norm Beauchamp, associate provost and assistant vice president for health affairs for MSU. "It's a place to bring to bear some of the new things we've developed, like precision health, personalized medicine, where we're going to co-locate some of our folks in genomics, precision health, engineering, quantitative health right here on this campus." The hope is also to attract more medical
residents and fellows to the area and keep them in the Lansing region once they're ready to go into practice, Beauchamp said.
McLaren purchased the land used for the new campus from the MSU Foundation, an independent non-profit corporation that works to commercialize the university's research. The land was used for farming when it was purchased by former MSU President John Hannah in 1965 and was later deeded to the foundation for the establishment of a research park, said David Washburn, its executive director. The project is expected to bring some 2,500 construction jobs, with work slated to begin within the next year.
"We've got a lot of people who are excited to invest in Lansing throughout the city," said Mayor Andy Schor. Asked specifically about the new hospital project, Schor said, "There's a lot that goes along with just putting a facility in, so you've got the facility itself and that investment, and then you've got all the other amenities and pieces that come along with it, so it's going to be incredible for the region so we're really excited."
Michigan Branch - In The News
McLaren, MSU officials break ground on $450 million hospital
A rendering of McLaren's new health care center on display at the groundbreaking ceremony Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. McLaren and MSU will explore additional partnerships to jointly deliver health care services and to pioneer advancements in medical research. (Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal)
Michigan Branch - In The News Continued
A section of property just west of Collins Road in Lansing, pictured Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2018, which will become the future home of McLaren's new hospital. It will include a 240-bed acute care hospital, cancer center, and medical services building. (Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal)
New Hires (salaried):
Recognition Events 2018
to Design Assist
to Design Build
Limbach Branch Recognition
Best Hearts &
Beat Construction Gross Margin Sales Plan
& EBIT Plans
Care Survey Improvements
SoCal Recognition Event
Eastern PA Recognition Event
Corporate Recognition Event
Launched Programs 2018
"Technology can take us only so far"
This mantra is collecting dust alongside many other well-meaning, traditionalist maxims. These days, technology is doing far more than ever before, and the construction industry is reaping the benefits.
The Michigan branch has been at the forefront of this new technology, implementing Virtual Reality (VR) in particular, into the lifeblood of their most recent projects. "The challenge was differentiating our capabilities and offerings starting with the first customer sales meeting," said Michigan's Virtual Reality Manager, Mark Lamberson. Tight bids and even new customers create the unique opportunity to dust off a pair of HoloLens (Virtual Reality Goggles) and let the tech speak for itself. The goggles feature an inertial measurement unit (IMU), four "environment understanding" sensors (two on each side), an energy-efficient depth camera with a 120 angle of view, a 2.4-megapixel photographic video camera, a four-microphone array, and an ambient light sensor. Those specs alone turn a passive audience into eager participants.
So what does all of that mean? Virtual Reality is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. Originally designed for gaming, VR in construction provides owners peace of mind about the design and cost, encourages a general contractor's trust in their sub, and improves the specialty contractor's safety, fabrication and design process.
For Adient, a renovation, Design Assist project with a mechanical and plumbing scope, the Pontiac team loaded an existing underfloor system onto the HoloLens, so their customer, Sachse, could see an example of Adient's underfloor duct structure in the very floor on which they were standing. The loaded system was triangulated with the structure of the building the meeting was held in to allow meeting attendees to walk around without a safety concern. One by one, the Sachse group passed around the goggles and walked the office floor, at one point even passing the goggles to the building receptionist to include her in the excitement of the awe-inspiring tech.
After gaining the customer's trust in the office, the tech can make its way to the field to be used in a variety of ways.
Two Beaumont Health Systems projects reaped the benefits of Virtual Reality in the field. To solve the challenge at hand for one of the Beaumont projects, replacing air handling units in a confined space in multiple phases, Mark Lamberson and the team used VR to visualize what needed to be in the space before fabrication even began. By viewing the systems in place and to scale, the team could work transparently with the GC and engineering group. This collaboration resulted in the early identification of issues in the field, which led to a timely resolution of those issues - ultimately saving everyone time and money.
The team also made use of the HoloLens at the Botsford Tower Additions project by modeling the mechanical and plumbing systems in BIM first and then loading into the lens so the owner could walk around the site. "The owner wanted to identify how much room he had left for storage after we built the chillers. Something like that is difficult to be certain of on paper. The HoloLens gave him the confidence he needed to plan for that space," commented Lamberson. Though many VR users end up ducking under imaginary pipes and side-stepping invisible equipment, the goggles provide a sense of security for an owner and GC.
Michigan's many hours of planning and preparation for each of these projects resulted in a successful design and install. Virtual Reality highlights this preparation in the best ways - reviving the owner, general contractor and other team members' excitement in the design and construction process.
Interested in learning more about Michigan's use of VR? Contact Mark Lamberson at email@example.com or the Marketing & Communications department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limbach & Virtual Reality
We will publish Required Standards (RS) that describe the behaviors we encourage from our LookOuts.
We will provide training to support LookOut expectations.
We will deploy our EOS process on every project to ensure team and individual accountability for keeping potential issues from impacting the company.
We will recognize and reward LookOuts for actions they take to protect our people, our customers and the company.
The Limbach Way
See next page for more information about the Required Standards
The Limbach Way is supported by 12 Elements - the major processes of our Company. Each Element has four essentials to ensure that the Element is being followed in each Business Unit: Required Standards, Metrics, Training, and Project Execution.
Launched Programs 2018
Many of you have noticed that Litmos, our Learning Management System (LMS), hosts quite a few compliance training courses. These courses are often mandated by legislation, regulation, or policy at the federal, state, and/or local level. By definition, once you have fully completed the course, you are compliant - but only for a time. Many of our courses must be retaken in regular intervals, in order to maintain compliance at all levels. This is why we utilize Litmos to automatically deploy these courses to the appropriate audience in the required time intervals as well as to electronically notify employees of new assignments and record completion rates for reporting purposes.
Not only does compliance training help to prevent poor conduct and ensure proper governance across the company, but it also ensures that we are able to maintain our status as both a public company and a federal construction contractor, from a legal perspective. Likewise, ensuring that our employees are appropriately trained on critical compliance topics also helps to minimize a variety of risk, safeguard the company’s reputation (especially in an audit), activate eligibility for certain licenses and insurances, and create a safer, more productive workplace.
These rules are not unique to Limbach and require everyone’s participation. If you have any questions related to our compliance training courses, please email email@example.com and copy the Limbach Integrity Specialist, Ashley Noel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE
Training & Development
ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE
The objective of the LEAP Program is to improve the efficiency of existing buildings, reduce utility costs and demonstrate a responsible behavior to the community.
Formulate an action plan, set goals and execute optimization
Verify the results with continuous measurement
Collect data and create awareness
Celebrate achievements and communicate success
Analyze operating parameters and determine Energy Star rating
Limbach Energy Assessment for Performance
To learn more visit our website at
TO YOUR BUILDING
EXPERT ENERGY ENGINEERS
Identify energy conservation measures (ECM) and prioritize
When safety is truly a part of your work culture, people notice.
The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) chose Limbach's Hearts & Minds program as a winner of the 2018 SMOHIT Safety Matters Award. SMOHIT serves more than 216,000 members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) and 4,500 members of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA). Each year, SMOHIT recognizes outstanding contributions in expanding health and safety programs at the local level for unionized sheet metal workers. Only six awards are given out nationwide, one per region, through nomination by a SMOHIT member or an organization's Local Union Business Manager. Limbach's Southern California branch (SoCal) competed against other regional contractors, training centers and local organizations for this honor.
SoCal's Sheet Metal local Union Business Manager Sam Hurtado was blown away by Limbach's Safety Week 2016 recognition event. Seeing the company's core values shine through in the safety recognition event both impressed and encouraged him. After contacting David Larkin, SoCal's Safety Manager, Hurtado nominated the branch for their safety practices, policies and initiatives.
When asked about the selection and importance of this recognition, Larkin commented, "What really stood out to SMOHIT was that our Hearts & Minds program asks people to take direct responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, starting with the leadership to those in the field. Even though Seal Beach, CA will be on the recognition plaque, the recognition really has to do with the Hearts & Minds program as a whole. This award, in the truest sense, is a company award."
SMOHIT handed the recognition plaque to Larkin on February 25th, 2018 at the national award ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona.
SoCal Safety Award
Eastern PA Safety Award
The Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania presented Limbach's Eastern PA branch with a 2018 Safety Recognition Award for achieving excellence with a total recordable incidence rate of at least twenty-five percent below the industry average.
Shown in the center is Joe Carango, Area Service Manager, EPA Branch with two leaders from MCAA
Ohio Safety Award
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio is a commercial construction trade association governed and directed by building contractors. Established in 1970, it's a full service AGC Chapter chartered by the Associated General Contractors of America, the oldest and largest national commercial construction trade association in the United States.
Ohio Receives Construction Safety Excellence Award
Congratulations to the Ohio Branch for receiving the 2018 Construction Safety Award (CSEA) at the AGC of Ohio Safety Luncheon. The CSEA recognizes construction companies who excel at safety performance and their overall safety program. A panel of safety professionals closely examine candidates and score their submissions based on: safety program elements and innovations, commitment and involvement between employees and management, company procedures and resources, lost workday and recordable incidence rates, and any outstanding safety and health efforts.
Awarded by the Office of The Secretary of Defense to Limbach's Southern California branch for hiring veterans.
Employment of Support of the Guard and Reserve Award
AGC Build Ohio Awards
Limbach's Ohio Doan Hall Design-Build team took home the award for winning the $2M+ Specialty Category at this year's AGC (Associated General Contractors) Build Ohio Awards.
The Innovation Forum is happy to announce that Eric Hernandez is the first recipient of the innovation award!
Eric, a BIM Specialist with LEDS, submitted his idea to use Site Survey software on the job-site in order to capture 360 degree progress pictures. StructionSite software can overlay these pictures to document and monitor job-site progress. These image overlays can even be used as part of our responsibility to deliver as-built documentation. And it doesn't end there! Eric realized that these images could also be viewed in an X-Ray mode, revealing items behind the walls. This software allows service specialists a virtual view into the wall, uncovering the precise location of MEP items quickly and accurately.
January 2018 Innovation Winner!
Limbach Innovation Winner!
Innovation Winner, Ron Turner, submitted an idea that is in the process of being tested, adjusted and implemented. He has proposed a better solution for shared multi-site file access.
This software is a storage solution with a cloud infrastructure, though each location still retains an on-premise storage server. The on-premise storage provides the accessibility and performance of traditional storage, while the cloud infrastructure adds unlimited scalability, automatic offsite protection and multi-site access to files. Multi-site access enables several locations to work on a single set of shared data. Some additional benefits outside the original scope include:
More frequent backups of files. File changes made in short periods of times throughout the day are recoverable instead of having to revert back to the previous day's copy.
There is no longer a need to archive files to separate storage. Stale files are automatically evicted from the on-premise storage but continue to live in the cloud.
Disaster recovery is greatly enhanced. Users at a disaster site are redirected to other locations for file access until the recovery is complete.
Creating Spool drawings in Revit
This innovation was passed off to the planning departments and is currently being beta tested in some branches pending implementation.
Revit is a software used by many of our planning and coordination departments for fabrication drawing production. In order to roll out this software in every planning and coordination department though, there had to be a way to keep the process lean and create Spool Drawings using Fabrication Parts in the Revit Software. The current out-of-the-box Revit lacks the ability to do this. Using Dynamo, Luis Ojeda was able to craft a tool that allows the generatation of "Spool Drawings" using the Revit platform. By creating this tool, Limbach is yet again able to stay ahead of the competition through innovation.
Figure 2: Custom window layouts from two LEDS employees have helped them to optimize their workflow.
Figure 1: Dell Display Manager software comes with pre-set configurations to split the display.
Notable Promotions 2018
Kris Thorne, Executive VP & Chief Operations Officer, named Andy Wiegand Vice President/ Branch Manager of both Eastern PA and the New Jersey satellite branch. Andy previously worked at Costa & Rihl for 14 years gaining knowledge and experience in the mechanical contracting industry. He joined Limbach in September of 2012 as Operations Manager and quickly displayed his enthusiasm, high energy level, and passion for success. In May of 2016, Kris asked Andy to join the Executive Committee to represent EPA/NJ. Since 2016, Andy and his team have excelled in numerous areas of the business including:
Turning around the branch financials
Increasing our presence in the Design build/assist market
Pushing the norms and developing creative strategies such as our JV partnership with ecsi 360
Developing a business plan for the Industrial market, resourcing it and implementing the plan
Kicking off a much needed office renovation
Andy Wiegand Named EPA/NJ VP/Branch Manager
Strategic New Hires 2018
Leading the Learning
at the Limbach Learning Center
We welcome Laura Cooley, a strategic hire, to the Limbach family! Laura will serve as the new Director of Training & Development operating out of Orlando, FL.
Laura Cooley's dynamic career began with Microelectronics in the California Bay Area focused on project controls and acquisition integration. It continued into the field in New Jersey, Midwest and California building Pharmaceutical laboratories and production facilities. She gained attention through strong manager, peer and client advocacy for delivering high quality results, leadership and innovation and found herself in New York City.
Laura is an Industrial Engineer, Auditor for ISO 9000 & ISO 14000, Examiner for the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and a construction industry veteran. Laura has facilitated numerous partnering sessions and peer reviews across multiple markets for at-risk construction projects. She is an experienced instructional designer and instructor holding certifications from Qualtec Six Sigma and Development Dimensions International (DDI) and has developed multiple strategic, enterprise-wide training and development programs.
Working as Director of Performance Excellence, independent consultant and Senior Manager of Operational Excellence for global construction management firms, Laura supplemented her construction field experience by innovating, developing and deploying operational systems, processes and organization-wide training and professional development programs. She has been recognized by multiple professional construction organizations as a speaker, leader, coach and mentor.
Now as Director of Operations Training & Development, Laura brings practical and diverse construction experience, education and leadership to facilitate the development of best-in-class construction professionals.
Eastern PA branch has expanded its Service team with the addition of Brian Cohn as the branch's General Service Manager. Cohn, who joined the Eastern PA branch on October 1, 2018, was hand-selected for the role because of his extensive areas of expertise and experience.
"We're very excited to have Brian on board," said Limbach Vice President and Branch Manager Andy Wiegand. "His technical acumen and management experience serve to further elevate the branch's service division."
Cohn brings 10+ years of industry experience with him to Limbach, including a significant portfolio of sales strategy and management as well as expertise in controls and large tonnage chillers. Cohn has spent a considerable portion of his professional career with Johnson Controls as a regional Branch Service Manager and Strategic Sales Manager. Cohn started his career as an HVAC Technician but has served in a myriad of roles throughout his career including Service Manager and Account Executive with ABM Engineering Services. With Cohn's technical acumen, sales and operations back, he is the perfect fit for Limbach in Eastern PA.
"Limbach is recognized as one of the premier organizations in the industry," said Cohn. "I look forward to building upon that legacy as we continue to improve and grow the organization."
Limbach Eastern PA Makes Strategic Hire Brian Cohn, General Service Manager
LAUREL, MD - the Mid Atlantic branch has expanded its executive team with the addition of Kevin Bauer as the branch's Vice President and Branch Manager. Bauer, who joined the Mid Atlantic branch on November 5, 2018, was hand-selected for the role because of his extensive areas of expertise and leadership abilities.
"We have been searching for some time to find the right person for the role," said Limbach Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Kris Thorne. "We are excited to have Kevin join our Limbach family, bringing his leadership and excellent track record of 'righting the ship' to deliver results."
While a Lieutenant in the Navy, Bauer led a forty person cross-functional team on board a $2 billion nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. He also designed and implemented training programs, was a Quality Assurance officer, and an assistant engineering officer.
After the Navy, Bauer spent a considerable portion of his professional career with Energyworks and Constellation Energy where he developed and implemented logic and sequencing for the automation of Central Plant and Heating & Cooling Distribution Systems. He also led the research and development, process and controls design, building design and construction, staffing and operations of a first-of-its-kind $30M biomass to energy facility. During this time, Bauer was responsible for selling a service offering that blended energy efficiency with strategic energy procurement and financing.
Bauer later joined the Brock group where he was responsible for the overall P & L along with the strategic direction of operations and divisional goals for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast soft-craft services business units. His leadership abilities were quickly recognized, and he was promoted to oversee the company's entire East Coast business operations.
"Limbach is recognized as one of the premier organizations in the industry," said Bauer. "I look forward to building upon that legacy as we continue to improve and grow the organization."
Mid Atlantic Branch Manager & Vice President
Welcome Kevin Bauer!
2018 Jobsite Walks
LAX Midfield: Jobsite Walk
In March, CEO Charlie Bacon visited the Southern California branch's LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) project. The 750,000 Sq Ft passenger terminal, a 50,000 Sq Ft Passenger Tunnel, and 80,000 Sq Ft of Utility Tunnels is part of a series of construction upgrades and new builds making up the LAX Modernization Program.
Charlie was able to witness the inner-workings of this Design-Build project first hand, visiting the jobsite trailer and sitting in on a morning huddle. The true marvel of the project, the main concourse and two tunnels under simultaneous construction, took up most of Bacon's time when touring the site. These tunnels are perhaps the most unique part of the build: the utilities tunnel, where Limbach is constructing a massive pipe rack that supports 10" LTHW and 24" CHW pipes, connects to the airport's central plant; the other tunnel will be for passengers coming from the existing Tom Bradley International terminal to the Midfield concourse and vice versa. The construction of these tunnels is phased work to accommodate for airplane traffic on the above taxiways.
As ever, Charlie kept an eye out for the safety measures in effect on the jobsite. Before leaving, he commended the project team for their hard work and safety efforts. Continuing to work safely in such a fast-paced environment is a necessity for the timely completion of a successful project. The project team understands this very well, already two years into construction and in-line with the project's schedule. Coordination has been the key to their success thus far. SoCal Limbach detailers work daily with the other trades on BIM coordination. And with Limbach RPS and other best practices in mind, the senior project team has aligned their plans and processes with Turner-PCL to complete the project within the budget and on time.
The Corporate Marketing Team had the opportunity to visit one of New England's projects at 250 North Street at Cambridge Crossing. This project is a 9-story, 430,000 square foot core/shell science and technology building with ground floor retail and an additional 170,000 square-foot, 3-level parking garage below grade. The anticipated completion date is Q2 2019. (Formerly known as Northpoint / Parcel JK.)
Cambridge Crossing - 250 North Street, MA
From left to right: Bryan Hodge, Alex Law, John Connors, Robert Frost and Derek Armstrong.
Cambridge Crossing - 250 North Street, MA
LAX Crenshaw Metro Project
he Southern California branch is on track with their recently awarded project, the LAX Crenshaw Metro Blue Line. This light-rail commuter train will run through southwest Los Angeles, connecting the Los Angeles International Airport with the Crenshaw neighborhood, an 8.5 mile distance. Limbach’s on-site project team has been diligently working on three of the twelve stations, with each being about one mile apart. The high profile and crucial nature of the project necessitated early engagement with a heavy focus on safety, planning and teamwork, making this project a great value-add to Limbach’s transportation repertoire.
Descending into the depths of L.A. each day to construct this massive project within the two year time slot, field laborers exchange the heat and bustle of the city for the heat and bustle of working alongside ten other subcontractor teams. General Foreman Neil Kiker explained how meticulous planning ensures that those teams could collaborate efficiently and effectively: “Planning was a definite challenge. We knew that teamwork would be essential to getting this project done on-time and on-budget. So we focused our planning efforts around the schedules of other subcontractors and the strategic movement of our teams from station to station. Aside from the movement of people, we also had to plan on moving and installing materials in the congested space of the tunnel while a number of other teams simultaneously worked on their scopes.” The mile-long tunnel includes two terminals, one at either end. The complex plan of the project indicates that the Limbach teams may begin the day working at one station then move to the other station in the afternoon.
But the scheduling switch isn’t as easy as it seems. The team is currently installing 2200 lbs. of ductwork, with most spools boasting massive dimensions of 20’ x 10’. Each installation requires a crew, not just one or two people. Managing the movement from install to install takes time and intense focus. So to ensure that this movement happens smoothly each day, Kiker works closely with his Foreman, Damon Willis, to coordinate those transitions.
When asked about the unique features of this project, Willis commented, “There are new challenges every day. I’ve never been on a project before where we had to install duct this large.” Willis can now add to his 18-year experience the installation of heavy gauge ductwork. He further explained, “While most HVAC systems are at a rated 2” or 4” of pressure, this system is 14” of pressure.” As the train whizzes past, a high volume of air will be filtered through the HVAC system. But that higher velocity and volume of airflow coupled with large-than-normal duct installs also means greater safety risks.
“Safety is key, especially on projects like these. I put safety first with every decision made. When my guys go home each night to their families, I know we planned it right,” said Kiker. From the start, his plan included the right safety and install training for his workers. “They needed to feel comfortable working within tight spaces as well as in high elevations,” he added. Additionally, each worker must carry an Emergency Self-Rescuer on his or her person in case of carbon monoxide gas exposure.
By engaging the team at the start of the project in these safety efforts, Limbach’s work is not only safe, but it’s also on schedule.
The Limbach crew is chugging away on this critical public works project. The closer they get to their completion date, the brighter that light gets at the end of the tunnel.
Company Events 2018
"I love the open concept of this new floor plan and the splashes of color on the walls. It really makes the office a unique and inviting space to work in."
Chief Learning Officer, Marc Hoogstraten, commented on the training area calling the space "very Limbach distinct" and "best-in-class." He also talked about the effect of this training facility on a growing company. "This space has the ability to unify the company through relevant, face-to-face training sessions that employees can take back to their branches. We decided to build the facility in Florida, connected to Limbach Design & Engineering's (LEDS) headquarters, to foster further collaboration and more simply than that, offer a place where most people can travel easily and affordably." In short, Limbach's Learning Center re-emphasizes the company's commitment to providing great opportunities for people through ensuring great spaces for people to learn and work.
Building the Limbach Learning Center
The Limbach Learning Center
Est. February 2018
Limbach's new Learning Center in Orlando accommodates the growing need for leadership, technical and general training throughout the company. Beyond training exercises and sessions, employees can even host events and meetings in the 1,150 square foot space.
The Learning Center includes a 40-seat training room enclosed in glass and can be configured to meet a variety of layout styles: round tables, U-shaped seating, classroom and more. The systematic placement of floor outlets, two wall monitors, one high resolution projector and correlative AV equipment also makes this a contemporary space fit for the implementation of the latest and greatest technology. The design of the room also features Limbach brand colors and logos, subliminally fostering a true company spirit for all who use the space.
The sleek design continues into the foyer, more adequately nicknamed "The Pre-function Room." This entry to the training space provides the visitor a unique Limbach look and feel from the start. A long farm-table with pipe table legs, a vintage light fixture made to look like ductwork and splashes of the Limbach green, yellow and blue fill the space as a nod to the company's services and brand. In addition, plenty of seating and technological equipment make the prefunction room not only a state-of-the-art area but also a very functional one.
Deeply involved in the design and dedication of the facility, CEO Charlie Bacon reiterated its value to the company. "The Learning Center is instrumental to our future as we grow organically and through acquisitions. Not only is the center designed with the latest training technology, but it was also built with the purpose of fostering collaboration between branches and reinforcing our company's culture and values. Simply put, we care. This state of the art space provides a place for people from all over the company to live out that value. It's here that we can come together and engage in conversation and problem solving, further developing our people and allowing this company to thrive," said Bacon.
Bacon and fellow CEO's met at the Learning Center for an Incident & Injury Free (IIF) meeting in early February with the Service division's SeCorps Training following shortly thereafter.
The Limbach Learning Center Debut
This year, May 7th kicks off the week-long celebration of—and re-dedication to—safety. Each day a different, real-life and relevant safety issue will be highlighted. The hope is that highlighting everyday safety concerns, rather than the tired, typical workplace standards will help to re-energize everyone in our collective quest to lead safer lives in and outside of the workplace.
Limbach's Daily Safety Week schedule is as follows:
· Monday, May 7th – Fall Protection & Equipment Inspection
· Tuesday, May 8th – Lock Out Tag Out
· Wednesday, May 9th – Suicide Prevention
· Thursday, May 10th – Confined Space
· Friday, May 11th – Employee Recognition & Active Shooter
This year for Safety Week, branches are gearing up for impactful talks, activities and events. Here are some sneak peeks from some of our branches across the country.
Ohio is issuing a Safety Challenge every day to correspond with each topic. To top off the week, branches are hosting a wellness fair at their location for customers and the community. It promises to be the perfect ending to a safety-oriented week!
Michigan's itinerary also takes Safety Week 2018 to the next level by playing each day's safety week video during lunch and hosting biometric testing on Wednesday, May 9th. Be sure to get tested! It could save your life!
Southern California is making the most use of their sunshine and blue skies by hosting a variety of outdoor activities to promote healthy and safe living. Volleyball games, an employee bike ride, daily safety talks and giveaways and a BBQ bash at the end of the week all make an appearance on the SoCal safety week schedule!
Not to be outdone, the Mid Atlantic branch has a specific speaker and training (when applicable) for each day of the week! Be on the look out for some helpful, life-saving giveaways during these sessions. With a BBQ to close out the week, May 7-11 will be one to remember.
Eastern PA is not far behind Mid Atlantic's jam-packed schedule with their own organized talks from industry safety experts in the areas of tool safety and ergonomic applications. A BBQ ends the week, bringing the branch together once more to hear about the latest and greatest safety products.
Safety is of the utmost importance. Thank you to everyone who is involved in making this Safety Week the best yet.
On May 7-11th, Limbach celebrated Safety Week!
Safety Week is a national event with construction companies from every sector participating in this five day safety symposium. Limbach focused on five major topics, one per day, to re-orient employees to the importance of safety in the workplace and at home.
· Monday, May 7th - Fall Protection & Equipment Inspection
· Tuesday, May 8th - Lock Out Tag Out
· Wednesday, May 9th - Suicide Prevention
· Thursday, May 10th - Confined Space
· Friday, May 11th - Employee Recognition & Active Shooter
We also presented daily Facebook and LinkedIn posts on the Branches' Safety Week activities.
Keith Snead, Chair of Limbach's National Hearts and Minds Forum, wrapped up safety week by commenting, "The stories coming out of each branch were the best part of Safety Week 2018. They celebrated the Hearts and Minds Commitment to Safety Culture each day in some unique and meaningful way. While we all share the same daily themes each year, each branch puts their own spin on the daily topic."
And though this Safety Week has come to a close, safety should always be a priority. "Every employee has the power of making safe choices both at home and at work," Snead continued. "In just a few months we will start planning for next year, and I look forward to the new ideas that everyone brings to the table."
Safety Week 2019 will be held May 6-10th.
Charlie Bacon, Limbach CEO pledges to safety by signing the Hearts & Mind commitment wall plaque in the Eastern PA office.
ASHE PDC Summit Recap
The "shifting tempos" of healthcare echoed throughout this year's ASHE PDC Summit trade show and expo in Nashville, TN. As the most highly attended ASHE PDC Summit in recent years, the show featured more than 300 exhibitors from all over the country and offered attendees a choice of 70+ educational sessions and workshops.
Those participating on the show floor and in the classroom agree that the Summit accomplished its overall purpose this year, to "bring together senior leaders working in all disciplines of healthcare planning, design, and construction to learn, network, and discover ways to create value for the healthcare built environment." The keynote speaker, Steven Johnson, bestselling author & PBS host of How We Got To Now, also addressed this very concept of bringing people together to accomplish and innovate. His words brought energy to the show as attendees navigated the showroom floor to Booth #603.
The General Session featured a panel of healthcare owners who addressed big-picture healthcare trends and how those trends translate into three facility solutions:
ADVANCED PROJECT DELIVERY. The panel unanimously agreed that advanced delivery methods are critical to improving healthcare facility quality, reducing capital expenditures needed to deliver healthcare to more people, and delivering more facilities in less time to the market. The panel and conference attendees who were polled agree that improving collaboration through various forms of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methodology is fundamental to long term success.
OFFSITE/PREFAB/MODULAR. The panel confirmed that pre-fab, offsite and modular construction techniques will become a cornerstone of delivering affordable healthcare to patients. Such techniques include mechanical, electrical, plumbing and controls but encompass the structure, building enclosure, medical systems and architectural finishes/systems.
DISTRIBUTED HEALTHCARE. The panel envisions continued movement toward accessibility of healthcare through "distributed" facilities (smaller facilities built in communities away from large medical centers) including delivery of "nano" and "micro" hospitals (12 and 16 bed licensed hospitals), urgent care facilities and diagnostic-only facilities. The panel addressed the emergence of technology to match how many people prefer to engage in healthcare, i.e., by way of remote tele-medicine. These methods can help optimize capital investment (CapEx) recognizing, however, that smaller facilities are much more costly to operate per square foot. The panel believes that the benefits of distributed healthcare will outweigh the premium in operating expenses.
The panel included two of our largest customers: Don Orndoff, Senior Vice President, National Facilities Services, Kaiser Permanente and Brian Weldy, Vice President, HCA's FacilitiGroup Infrastructure. Other panelists included MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Veteran's Administration and MetroHealth (Cleveland).
Limbach representatives from across the company attended the trade show to put a face to the company's vast healthcare experience. Jim McCarthy, New England Sales Manager, and Maria Tatarczuk, New England's Director of Business Development, joined Mac Grove, Director of Preconstruction from the company's Orlando office, John Carbonneau, Sr. PM, from Mid Atlantic, Angela Weiser, Director of Marketing & Communications, Katie Mistry, Marketing & Communications Specialist from Corporate and Bill Greek, SVP of Sales & Marketing. The team reconnected with existing contacts and fostered new relationships with attendees.
Our 3D Mini-MEP rack continues to be of great interest to owners, general contractors, architects, consulting engineers and owner's reps. Although an established technique in healthcare from our point of view, the rack system is still new to many players in healthcare. Customers and collaborators brought a range of questions to our team spanning issues such as initiating rack strategies early in the design process, provable cost & time savings, quality assurance measures in the shop, field hook-up techniques, issues with union skilled craft in the shop vs. field, size of racks and other offsite assemblies, logistics of transport and installation, startup & commissioning process, and overall lessons learned, i.e. good things to be repeated and those to be avoided.
The team received numerous requests for follow-up meetings and discussions on offsite, prefab and modular solutions.
As such, our focus on the MEP mini-rack was a great match to the mega-trends addressed by the General Session panel.
National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) hosted Women In Construction (WIC) Week March of 2018. In concert with the collective female voice, Limbach women stepped up to share their thoughts about their roles in this industry. In case you missed the social media blasts, here are a few to whet your appetite for
WIC Week "highlight[s] women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC's thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry."
We are proud and thankful for the female influencer's in our offices and on our jobsites.
Women in Construction Recap
National Construction Zone Awareness Week
National Work Zone Awareness Week was April 9-13, 2018.
Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, FHWA has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event. Over the years, other transportation partners have joined the effort to support NWZAW. In addition to a National event conducted each year, many States host their own NWZAW events.
Tips for Driving Safely in and Around Work Zones
Know Before You Go. Check your phone apps, agency websites, and the radio for the latest traffic information to ensure a safe and timely trip.
Wear Your Seatbelt. It is your best defense in a crash.
Expect the Unexpected. Work zones change often. The area you drove through yesterday may look different today.
Avoid Distractions. Distracted driving in a work zone can have deadly consequences. Put down your phone and keep your eyes on the road.
Pay Attention to Other Drivers. Narrowed traffic patterns provide less ability to maneuver around other vehicles safely. Paying attention can prevent the need for evasive actions in work zones.
Don't Speed or Tailgate. Keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you and don't speed. Tailgating and speeding lead to crashes with other vehicles and field workers.
Obey Road Crews and Signs. Flaggers know how best to move traffic safely in work zones. The warning signs are there to help you and other drivers move safely.
Be Patient and Stay Calm. Work zone crew members are working to improve the road and make your future drive better. Stay calm and drive safely.
Source: Federal Highway Administration
Limbach Headquarters Relocates
We look forward to this next exciting chapter in our growth and to welcoming our employees, customers and investors to our new headquarters facility.
Charlie Bacon, President and CEO of Limbach
Limbach's headquarters relocated on July 16th to 1251 Waterfront Place, Suite 201 in Pittsburgh, PA. After being headquartered in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District for so many years, the decision was made to move closer to key customers in a location that could support Limbach's rapid employee growth, while still incorporating elements of a long history of being stationed in Pittsburgh. In the new location, Limbach will be able to build a deeper rapport with the business community in downtown Pittsburgh.
Survey launched Tuesday July 10, 2018
Every year we ask all employees to rate our company and provide feedback to us on what we can do better to enable Limbach to fulfill our vision to expand and grow the
1st Choice Integrated Building Systems Firm in the United States of America.
2018 WE CARE SURVEY
We Care Survey 2018
Limbach has expanded the Controls offering to 7 of the 9 branches nationwide. As a result of this expansion, a forum has been created for the service controls group that connects on a monthly basis to share best practices and lessons learned.
The conference took place on August 27-29 in Austin, Texas at the Omni Hotel Downtown.
During this sold-out exclusive user group meeting, attendees heard from industry experts, saw new technology and trends in prefabrication and fabrication, and learned how to gain a competitive edge within their company. Various breakout sessions were offered each day with beginner, intermediate, and advanced tracks.
Ken Taylor, BIM Specialist III at LEDS hosted a breakout session during the conference called CADmep/ESTmep: The power of Excel in Fabrication. During the session, they showed attendees how to use Excel to build fabrication parts as well as tricks, like how to export from a PDF using Bluebeam to build tables and modify the table to build equipment like a VAV box.
MEP Force - ASTI Conference
MEP Force: Fabricating the Future ASTI Conference
with National BIM Manager, Richard Davis, as a Keynote Speaker
LCI Congress 2018
After a week of informative sessions, workshops and networking, the LCI Congress 2018 came to a close on October 19th. Limbach Facility Services sponsored and exhibited at the event, but the highlight for many came from LEDS National BIM Manager Richard Davis' presentation, Harnessing the Brainpower of 1600+ Minds. During his presentation on Thursday, October 18th, Richard shared his experience regarding the various paths taken to capture and implement innovation and improvement ideas within a large organization. The crowd sat enthralled as Richard crafted a narrative of lean strategy, effort and struggle. The presentation's theme echoed that of the Expo as a whole: Reflecting on our Past, Envisioning our Future, and he encouraged listeners that Limbach's own innovation journey is a collective and constantly evolving process. His presentation prompted further questions even after his time slot ended, so the Limbach booth played host to more owners, general contractors and vendors alike, all curious about the innovative practices of our Company.
Presentations, give-aways and the 3D mini rack aside, the Limbach booth staff saw heavy traffic throughout the entire week; all were prepped and ready to capitalize on the sheer number of lean-minded individuals sharing a space. With the exchange of countless business cards and collaborative conversations, Limbach expects to reap a bountiful ROI regarding new customers as well as through the fostering of established relationships.
For more information and to listen to the presentations at this year's LCI event, click HERE.
What is LCI & Lean?
Lean Construction Institute (LCI) provides education, resources and best practices to owners, architect and engineering firms, general contractors and trade contractors who are working collaboratively to continuously improve the way the built environment gets built. Lean is a better way to design and build - a comprehensive system of processes and culture built on a commitment to collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Lean delivers better employee retention and quality of life, safer worksites, reduced project waste and greater project value.
Limbach and Whiting-Turner co-hosted a private, Owners-Only event Wednesday night, October 17th. The event was a big success with owners and Limbach employees mingling, sharing ideas, innovations and building lasting relationships. We want to thank the following for attending this special event:
To get a glimpse of the event, check out the Recap video below!
DBIA Conference 2018
DBIA Conference & Expo
Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) hosted its annual DBIA conference and expo this past month with nearly 2,000 attendees from all over the nation gathering in New Orleans for the event. The show delivered on its promise to provide the best design-build education and networking in the nation. Limbach attendees and booth staff (pictured above with the DBIA CEO and Chair) participated in that education by engaging with AEC professionals at the Limbach booth each day of the conference. With the addition of the mini 3D rack and a scrolling project-focused video, the booth staff saw a strong return on investment regarding the project-focused conversations with Owners, General Contractors and Engineers alike.
Customer Events 2018
EPA - 100 Years of Mercy
A community block party was held for Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's final celebration of 100 Years of Mercy on June 30th. EPA branch sponsored the current client's activities for children. EPA is in the middle of a few ongoing projects with Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. The event featured live entertainment, activities for children and adults including pony rides and a petting zoo, food, free health information and more!
Eastern PA Sponsors
100th Anniversary Block Party
Limbach's Michigan branch hosted Hot Dog Cart Lunches throughout the month of August as a fun and interactive way to thank their customers for their business. It is a comfortable and unique networking platform that allows them to connect on a more personal level with customers. The first Hot Dog Cart Lunch took place on August 1st in downtown Detroit with customer Christman Co. About 40 people were in attendance at this event. The second Hot Dog Cart Lunch was hosted on August 2nd with customer Roncelli at their Sterling Heights location. Roncelli also had their annual summer blood drive that day, which is the third year Limbach's Hot Dog Cart Lunch and Roncelli's blood drive paired up. Over 70 people attended the event, and an employee from Limbach's team donated blood! On August 15th, a Hot Dog Cart Lunch was provided to Barton Malow at their Southfield location. This was the largest event of the summer with roughly 150 people in attendance! Although it was an extremely hot day, everyone was in great spirits and cooled down with refreshments.
Michigan - Hot Dog Cart Lunches
On Thursday, September 20th, Limbach’s Eastern PA branch hosted a Legionella awareness seminar for customers in the healthcare, higher education and residential sectors. Attendees learned the importance of taking a proactive approach to reducing the risk of Legionella in their facilities. Subject matter experts Hilisa Esteban and Cathy Pepe from Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. spoke about Legionella testing.
EPA - Legionella Seminar
Eastern PA Hosts Legionella Seminar
Limbach's Ohio branch recently participated in the annual Turner - Nationwide Children's Hospital Healthy Homes Volunteer event. Limbach, along with several other local subcontractors, helped renovate the exteriors of ten homes near Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Participants: Robert Rhodes, Sharie Mezydlo, Raquel Hernandez, Dan Collins, Chris Farris, Daryl Wood
Turner - Nationwide Children's
Hospital Healthy Homes Volunteer Event
The New England branch hosted SKANSKA and was a sponsor at the annual NEHES (New England Healthcare Engineers Society) fall conference golf tournament.
NEHES 2018 Fall Congerence Golf Tournament
Eastern PA GBCA Holiday Party
Employees Jennifer Stearn, Executive Administrator, Peter Rome, Pre-Construction Manager, Jason George, Controls Manager and Nick Quartapella, BIM Manager of the Eastern PA branch attended the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) Holiday Party on December 5th at the Hall of Fame Club at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia - even the Phillies mascot, the Phanatic, made an appearance. Attendees were encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for the Construction Leadership Council’s Holiday Toy Drive to be donated to Northern Children’s Services. Over 150 toys were donated!
Branch Events 2018
The Eastern PA office has enjoyed a few face lifts to their workspace. Color on the walls, new carpet and furniture make branch employees excited for the bigger changes yet to come: the elimination of a few walls, a brand new glass-enclosed conference room and unique wall graphics distinct to Limbach.
EPA Office Renovations
Glass is going up, furniture is arriving and the final touches are causing many smiling faces in the Eastern PA branch. With a few weeks left in the scheduled renovation, the branch employees are excited to settle into their new space. The final weeks will bring a few more colorful and exciting changes: updated bathrooms, brand artwork and decor on the walls.
The Limbach Engineering & Design Services (LEDS) office has undergone a recent expansion to its existing square footage. With more than a 50% increase, the space can now host new additions in both personnel and services.
Timothy Ward, President of LEDS, anticipates the exciting developments allowed by the space increase. "The expansion of the LEDS Orlando Design Center will support two growing needs for Limbach. LEDS continues to expand our services of estimating, planning and engineering, and we required additional space for more great people. This expansion also allowed us to incorporate a large room to be used as the Limbach Learning Center. The premier location in downtown Orlando will be an ideal location to host training sessions for all branches," commented Ward.
Adjacent to this new learning center, a Prefunction area provides employees with state-of-the-art technology and enough room to engage with visiting branches and hold informal gatherings and meetings.
LEDS Office Increases
Purpose: Share branding, marketing collateral and visual assets that are available to the branches on the Intranet site and how to find them.
Attendees: Sales Personnel, Branch Manager, Account Managers
Instructor(s): Angela Weiser & Katie Mistry - Corp. Marketing & Communications
Maximizing A Resource: Marketing & Communications Intranet Overview in EPA
EPA Office Training
Mid Atlantic - DC United Stadium Project
Mid Atlantic - International Spy Museum Project
Mid Atlantic - Fort Detrick Project
Mid Atlantic Shop Team
Mid Atlantic Washington Adventist Hospital Project
Southern California Branch
Eastern PA Branch
Michigan Shop & Field Staff
Ohio Office & Field Staff
Corporate Office Staff in Pittsburgh PA
The Southern California Branch held a team building event at AMF bowling center on June 15th which included the Business Department, Admins, Planners, Estimators, Project Managers, LEDS, Project Engineers and Trade Foremen with food, fun and prizes.
1st place was awarded to the Sheet Metal Foremen
2nd place went to the Project Managers
3rd place was earned by the Project Engineers.
The Marketing & Communications Team visited the New England branch to conduct a training session on the tools and resources available on the marketing and communication intranet pages along with helping employees understand how to utilize each feature with ease and efficiency. During the training, attendees worked with the Corporate Marketing & Communications Team to IDS (identify, discuss, & solve) any branch pain points and future needs.
New England Branch
The New England branch's 6th Annual Foreman Fishing Trip was held at Captains Fishing Parties and Cruises in Newburyport, MA. Attending were Foremen, PM's, PE's and Salesmen. Mike Goulet, the fabrication shop foreman, organizes the outing every year and thanks this year's sponsors: Charles D. Sheehy, Axion Contracting and Specialties and Igo’s Welding Supply. The group caught a total of 162 fish (mostly haddock).
New England Branch Fishing Trip
Southern California branch held their 5th family picnic at Knott's Berry Farm. Limbach employees and their families were invited for a day filled with fun activities, prizes and food. Upon arrival, each family received a green Limbach insulated bag and a tumbler. During the first half of the picnic everyone socialized over fried chicken, BBQ ribs and all the fixings. After ice cream for dessert, the safety award winners of the year were announced. Each family was entered into raffles for the chance to win three different prizes: tickets to Universal Studios, two tickets to Catalina Island with dinner, and a $250 Disney gift card. The kids in attendance were also able to participate in raffles for a $25 gift card to Amazon, Target and Game Stop. All employees and their families were able to roam the park, go on amusement rides, play various carnival games and enjoy shows for the rest of the day.
Jessica Deane from our Southern CA branch traveled to Africa with her family to help supply the village of Masaka in Uganda with TivaWater Filters in many schools, parishes, and homes with the help of donations. They raised enough to provide 50 filters that will help out an estimate of 500 people. These water filters supply the village with clean water for up to 10 years.
Eastern PA branch teamed up with United Way of Bucks County, a social services organization, to help kids prepare for success as they start the new school year. Stuff The Bus is a annual fundraiser that provides kids in need with backpacks stuffed with school supplies.
New England branch held a company summer cookout on August 17th. The group enjoyed a catered lunch from Redbones BBQ and activities such as Limbach baggo and horseshoes.
The Southern California (SoCal) branch is the first at Limbach to purchase and operate a TigerSaw 2000 - an automated saw cutting machine that provides 100% accuracy with zero set up time, no rework, improved yield and increased productivity. The TigerSaw was first purchased back in December to streamline the design-fabrication-install process. Jacob Nelson, Sheet Metal Detailer/Trimble, said, “We have improved our efficiency exponentially and have cut time in half and then some. Two great things that really help our process is the fact that we are able to join the tablet that runs the machine to our network, which made the file transferring of cut lists from office to shop only a click away.” While efficiency is always praised, the SoCal team also saw an exponential increase in organization. “A unique label is printed with each cut of copper identifying all job specifics - job number, spool number, piece number, size and length,” commented Nelson. Currently at the shop, the TigerSaw is processing all cut-to-length soft copper for mechanical piping. In the future, the branch intends to use the saw to cut mechanical duct (Ductmate) end treatments and/or all-thread tie-rod for duct stiffening once they sell a blade that supports that type of metal cut.
This show of innovation and initiative by the SoCal branch further supports our company-wide commitment to being the First Choice specialty contractor across the nation; we are proud of our people and their tools.
The Eastern PA branch had their summer company outing at the Philadelphia Phillies game on August 18th. All of the young Phillies Phans received baseball hats and there was an array of ballpark food for all Limbach employees and their families to enjoy.
Left side of the Table (Front to Back):
- Jose Moreno (Pipe Fitter GF)
- Bernie De Leon (Sheet Metal Trades Manager)
- Robert Morgan (Branch Manager)
- Jason Musnug (Sheet Metal GF)
- Angel Martel (Safety Coordinator)
- David Larkin (Safety Director)
Right side of the Table (Front to Back):
- Terry Moynagh (Pipe Fitter Trades Manager)
- Ryan Rodriguez (Sheet Metal General Foreman)
- Louis Witt (Project Manager)
- Brandon Cruz (Commissioning Manager)
- Ed Roman (Field Operations Manager)
The Southern California Safety Committee enjoyed dinner at Yard House after their monthly meeting on August 20th. Pictured are committee members:
Front Row: Brandon Via & his family
Second Row: Ron Turner, his 3 daughters & wife, Tom & Tracy Magnuson
Ohio's LEDS family enjoys a day at a Columbus Clippers baseball game.
LEDS Orlando employees and their families were invited to a Family Fun Day at the Kennedy Space Center on August 18th. The full day of activities included a private bus tour of launch pads and the Saturn V Building. A guided tour around the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was also included, which was organized into Mission Zones — allowing you to weave your way through the U.S. Space Program in chronological order: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Shuttle and beyond. Employees and their families had some free time to enjoy before their private lunch with Astronaut, Bruce Melnick, at the Debus Center.
Branch News - LEDS Tampa
Brain Tumor Walk: Walking for a Limbach Family Member
Limbach’s Southern California office participated in the Orange County Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, September 15th at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim to honor branch manager Robert Morgan’s daughter, Amber Mutter who is a brain tumor survivor.
Before the event, all attendees gathered in front of the stadium where several booths were set up. Some booths handed out free swag with sunglasses and sunscreen, another with bananas, granola bars and water. At another booth, you could make your own signs with markers and paint. Many attendees wore their own custom-made t-shirts representing their team (brain tumor survivor or in memory of) and free shirts were given out to everyone who registered.
Before the walk, a ceremony was held to honor loved ones who have passed away. The walk started at 9:30 a.m. where everyone followed the route and walked while holding their signs inside and outside of the stadium. On the stadium’s jumbotron were pictures of all the brain tumor survivors (or in memory of) that were submitted by attendees. After the walk, a silent auction was held to raise more money towards the brain tumor foundation.
Eastern PA Branch - Halloween Potluck
Southern California - Halloween
Congratulations to the 2018 Halloween costume contest winner, Jackie Garcia, who dressed as a pregnant zombie!
Southern California branch participated in some Halloween fun this year. Employees brought in food for a festive potluck and hosted a Halloween costume contest.
"Halloween Costume Goals" - Domino's Pizza
For Halloween this year, LEMT Jeff Dombrowski and his girlfriend, Samantha created a couples costume that was inspired by the “paving for pizza” Domino’s commercial. Jeff was the steam roller and Samantha was the road with paved in potholes. Samantha tweeted a picture of the costume and tagged Domino’s. The popular pizza chain had some great words to say about their costume on Twitter - see below for Domino’s reply.
Wentworth Institute of Technology & UMass Lowell Career Fairs
New England Branch - Cornhole Team Building
At the New England branch, each department takes a turn sponsoring a monthly team building event. For the month of October, the service department hosted an office cornhole tournament. First and second place winners received a mini trophy and Dunkin Donuts gift cards.
Pictured left to right: Mary Mading, Leroy Cruz, James Carter, Doran Smith, Ramon Roman, Ken Taylor, Sasikant Suddapalli, Caton Cook, Manan Singh, Diana Arnold, Lauren McCoy, Donald Spencer, Jerry Hernandez, Marc Hoogstraten, Steve McClurg
Not Pictured: Scott Wright, Pablo Gonzalez, Eric Matos, Brian Burtscher, Mark Shephard
The Limbach Engineering & Design Services (LEDS) group in Orlando donated and delivered tailor-made baskets of food for a Thanksgiving feast to families in need throughout the county for a fundraiser called The Basket Brigade. Thank you to the employee’s and their families who helped exceed the Basket Brigade of Central Florida’s 2018 goal of 2,500 baskets! The notion behind the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade is that one small act of kindness from one person can transform the lives of multiple people.
LEDS Orlando - Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
The Eastern PA branch hosted their annual holiday food drive for people in need. Employees brought in non-perishable food items to be donated to Manna On Main Street, a local charity that helps those in need.
Eastern PA Holiday Food Drive
Employees from our Eastern PA branch participated in their annual Angel Tree Program, hosted by The Salvation Army, and helped provide gifts to 60 children this holiday season! The Angel Tree is an expanding tradition that prevents children having to go without gifts on Christmas morning. The program makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver.
Eastern PA Holiday Angel Tree
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