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Mid Atlantic BX recognizes 25 construction workers with Craftsmanship Awards
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On March 15, 2012, Mid Atlantic BX (MABX) honored 25 regional construction workers with the construction trade association’s annual Craftsmanship Awards. MABX presented the awards during the Celebration of Excellence Annual Awards Night at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. This year marked the 40th anniversary of these awards.
MABX, a trade association serving the construction industry, began presenting the Craftsmanship Awards in 1972. Nearly 600 construction professionals have received the awards. The Craftsmanship Awards go to the men and women directly responsible for the outstanding work performed, rather than only the company behind the project.
“This year’s Craftsmanship Award winners were recognized for outstanding work on a wide variety of construction projects. Their work included new construction, bridge replacement, systems upgrades, underwater pipe installation and a number of other difficult tasks,” Chad Harvey, Secretary of the Mid Atlantic BX Board of Directors said. “They are highly skilled craftsmen who excelled despite facing difficult challenges like weather and time constraints.”
Each year, MABX members nominate craftsmen for the awards. The Craftsmanship Committee then reviews the nominations and visits the construction project to evaluate the work completed. Projects that meet the committee’s criteria will earn awards.
annual Craftsmanship Awards winners were:
Bob Brown and Mike Gensemer
, Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. Brown and Gensemer won for their Bilco door encasement project at a private residence in Lancaster, Pa.
Bob Brown, Eric Brubaker and Mike Gensemer
, Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. Brown, Brubaker and Gensemer won for their woodworking project at a private residence in Lancaster, Pa.
Bob Brown, Tom Fasnacht, Mike Nace and Rick Risser
, Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. Brown, Fasnacht, Nace and Risser won for their woodwork finishing project at Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa.
, Caretti, Inc. Hart won for his granite veneer project at the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa.
, Caretti, Inc. Leicht won for his conversion of a former hospital into classrooms project at the Reading Citadel in Reading, Pa.
, Caretti, Inc. Marencic won for his new four-story dormitory masonry work project at Stage X Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa.
, Caretti, Inc. Moreland won for his masonry veneer project at Dallas Area High School in Dallas, Pa.
, Caretti, Inc. Weaver won for the new construction of the Carlisle Museum Support Building in Carlisle, Pa.
, Edwin L. Heim Company. Olszewskie won for his data collection system installation project at the Sara Lee/Butter Krust facility in Northumberland, Pa.
, Edwin L. Heim Company. Squire won for his 15 kV switchgear replacement project at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.
, Edwin L. Heim Company. Whitsel won for the conversion of Messiah College’s central heating plant from electric boilers to a solar hybrid system in Grantham, Pa.
, Enginuity, LLC. Ney won for the replacement of two coal boilers with wood chip boilers at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa.
, Enginuity, LLC. Shemory won for his piping and equipment installation project at Keystone BioFuels in Camp Hill, Pa.
, Enginuity, LLC. Sheely won for his sheet metal ductwork installation project at Keystone BioFuels in Camp Hill, Pa.
, JEM Group, LLC. Clouser won for the historic renovation of the Wiley Group office building in Dillsburg, Pa.
Gary A. “Chip” Fr
y, JEM Group, LLC. Fry won for his role in the historic restoration of the Long, Nyquist & Associates office building in Harrisburg, Pa.
, JEM Group, LLC. Gajewski won for his role in the historic restoration of the Long, Nyquist & Associates office building in Harrisburg, Pa.
, Lobar Associates, Inc. Samples won for the new construction of a Red Robin restaurant at Tilghman Plaza in Lancaster, Pa.
, Lobar Site Development, Inc. Marburger won for his work on the Gem Licking Creek Bridge in Needmore, Pa.
, McClure Company. Bolton won for the fabrication and installation of new product transfer panels at McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Production Facility in Lancaster, Pa.
, McClure Company. Saylor won for the fabrication and installation of fish-attraction piping at the PPL Holtwood Redevelopment Project in Holtwood, Pa.
Kermit Binkley Jr.,
S.P. McCarl & Company. Binkley won for the upgrade and addition to the HVAC system at Hollidaysburg Area High School in Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Celebration of Excellence took place at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. In addition to the Craftsmanship Awards, MABX presented the Safety Awards to seven companies that have taken extraordinary steps to protect their employees, as well as the Craftsman of the Future awards to high school seniors who have excelled in construction-related courses.
The Safety Award winning companies were Paramount Contracting Inc. (Drywall Contractor winner), Edwin L. Heim Company (Electrical Contractor winner), JEM Group LLC (General Contractor winner), Houck Group Inc. (Masonry Contractor winner and Roofing Contractor winner), H.B. McClure (Mechanical Contractor winner), Ralph E. Jones Inc. (Painting Contractor winner), and Ritner Steel Inc. (Steel Contractor winner).
The Craftsman of the Future award winning students are: Jeremy Fauth (electrical), York County School of Technology; Ryan Geeseman (Building Construction Program), Dauphin County Technical School; Brad Hartman (Masonry), Lebanon County Career and Technology Center; Landon Miller (masonry), Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School; and Nicole M. Reyes Molina (masonry), Lancaster County Career and Technology Center.
Founded in 1938, Mid Atlantic BX is a trade association dedicated to connecting the construction industry. With its products and service offerings, MABX supports the business development efforts of its members and promotes the growth of the construction industry. MABX provides real-time, online access to thousands of regional new construction projects annually, along with project blueprints, specs, addenda, bid lists and other pertinent bidding documents.
From online, industry-specific services to the Construction Buyers Guide, Construx magazine, industry-specific training seminars and networking events, Mid Atlantic BX connects the construction industry from project concept through completion.
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