Safety awards winners honored
ABC Delaware honored 34 companies during the May dinner meeting as winners STEP, Safety, Training & Evaulation Process.
"The STEP award program provides an organized approach to analyze and further develop your company's safety and loss prevention program and provides a vital, objective method to measure safety program improvements," said ABC Delaware President Ed Capodanno. "STEP award certificates are given for bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond and we are very pleased to be able to honor these 34 members for their dedication to safety in the construction industry."
STEP Award Winners
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Silver STEP winners (left to right) John DeMatteis, Transit Electric; Mike Borkowski, Commonwealth Fire Protetion; and Mike Guest of Coliseum Construction. Missing Silver winners, Nowland Associates and Emjay Engineering & Construction.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Gold STEP winners (right to left) Alliance Electric – Chris Swanson; Bancroft Construction – Tom Lucas; County Group – Lew Morrison; Custom Iron Shop – Joe Swarter; Drwall, Inc. – Joe Fitzgerald and EDIS Company James Ruggiero.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Gold STEP winners (right to left) George & Lynch – Len Brooks; Kencor – Chris Dodds; Pearce and Moretto – Richard Eitel; Quantum Controls – Mickey LeBrun; and Ralph Degli Obizzi & Sons – Ralph Degli Obizzi, Jr.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Gold STEP winners (right to left) RC Fabricators – Marc Klair; Service Unlimited – Brian Martinenza and Anthony Renda; Tricon Construction Management – Joe Fitzgerald; Wayman Fire Protection – Alisha Bryson; and Worth & Company – Marie Wright. Missing Gold winners Ehret Construction.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Platinum STEP winners (right to left) DiSabatino Construction – Bob Manning; Farrell Roofing – Matt Holland; GGA Construction - Lorri Grayson; J.F. Sobieski Mechanical – Dave Eppleheimer; and M. Davis & Sons – Todd Moran.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Platinum STEP winners (right to left) Nickle Electrical Company – Mike Anderson, Jeromy Newton; Nason Construction – Joby McCormick; Spacecon – Tom Dilley; The Tri-M Group – Paul Langan; and Wohlsen Construction - Ron Epps.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) congratulates Diamond STEP winners (right to left) Eastern Industrial Services –Wes Pennell, Russ Perry and Eric Robertson; and KBR Building Group – Steve Hill. Missing, Color Works Painting.
Careers In Construction presents student awards
ABC Delaware members honored students leaders who are the future of the industry during the May dinner meeting at Deefield Country Club in Newark.
"These awards are given to a student enrolled in the construction trade curriculum that has shown outstanding academic achievement and completed a successful co-op program with an ABC Member," said ABC Delaware President Ed Capodanno. "Each individual receives a tool bag and a gift certificate for $250 to a local supply house for them to purchase tools that can help them get started in the construction industry. Award are given to students at Howard, St. George’s, Delcastle and Hodgson."
Student Award Winners
Howard student winner Walter Seney from Tech Drafting receives his award from Jim Pletz of RC Fabricators.
Hodgson student winner Stevie Pendergast, a millwright, receives his award from John Gooden of M. Davis & Sons.
Hodgson electrical student winner Kyle Speed receives his award from Steve Dignan of Nickle Electrical.
Delcastle student winner Trevor Eldridge from welding receives his award from Carl Boldin of RC Fabricators.
Jim Ayers of County Insulation presents Delcastle winner Francis (Scott) Grimes from tech drafting with his award.
St. George's electrical student winner Joseph Borgia is presented his award by Rick LeBrun of Quantum Controls.
St. George's HVAC student winner Angelo Rispoli is presented his award by Brian Martinenza of Service Unlimited.
CEFD winner honored
Patrick Marenco, a senior at Salesianum in Wilmington was honored as this year's Construction Education Foundation of Delaware Scholarship winner. He was presented with his award during the May awards dinner in Newark.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) and Careers In Construction Chairman Matthew Degli Obizzi (right) congratulate CEFD winner Patrick Marenco.
"He is the son of Carl Marenco of Nason Construction and will graduate with a 4.02 grade point average. A member of the National Honor Society, he will be attending Penn State University in the fall majoring in Civil Engineering," said Ed Capodanno, ABC Delaware President. "Patrick was involved in many activities at Salesianum some of which included a math physics tutor and a PREP religious education aide. He also participated in the National Youth Leadership training and was 1 of 5 house captains for the 1100-plus students. His sports activities include cross country, winter track and lacrosse. He has also participated in volunteer activities with the Claymont Community Center and Boys Scouts of America, where he earned BSA’s highest award, Eagle Scout in 2012. We congratulate Patrick and wish well as a future leader in the construction industry."
CEFD is a 501(c)3 subsidiary of ABC Delaware. The scholarship program is for students graduating from high school who are continuing their education at a post secondary institution in a construction related field. The scholarship is available to dependents of employees who work for an ABC Delaware member or graduating vo-tech students who are a member of an ABC Delaware student chapter. The scholarship winner receives $1,000. The winner can apply every year for an additional $1,000 as long as they are still in a construction related major and carry a 2.75 GPA.
If you are interested in applications for 2014, please contact Ed Capodanno at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ABC office at (302) 328-1111.
ABC welcomes new members
ABC Delaware welcomed 7 new member companies during the New Member Reception and the May 2 awards dinner in Newark.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (right) welcomes new members (right to left) Brian Michniewicz of Print-O-Stat; Patrick McGrory of Tighe Cottrell; and Lisa Groom of AFLAC.
ABC Delaware Chairman Joe Moretto (left) welcomes new members (left to right) Chris Dodds of Kencor; Rebecca Schramn from RASP Electric; Leah Gray of World Pay US; and Jennifer Trevithick from Closets By Design.