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Volunteers Build the Industry’s Future

 

We need YOU to help make a difference in a student’s future. The Exchange is seeking volunteer presenters for the BX Student Outreach Program.

The program’s goal is to interest today’s students in becoming tomorrow’s industry colleagues. Individuals in careers ranging from skilled trades, to project managers to engineers are encouraged to share their passion for construction with middle and high school students in and around the central Ohio area.

Presentations take place during the school year (Sept. – May). The BX makes all the arrangements with the school – you simply volunteer when it fits your schedule!

Make an impact on a student’s future – become a volunteer! For more information, contact Pam Austin.

This week's featured BX Safety Achievement Award Winners

 

Twenty-eight companies are being honored with a BX Safety Achievement Award for outstanding safety statistics and jobsite performance this year.

For information about the BX Safety Awards, contact Rosie Leuby.

 

Congratulations to this week's featured recipients!

 

Mid-City Electric / Technologies
Electrical and Teledata Contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Brian Dew, president; Ryan Dew, CFO; Bill Brethel, director of operations; Kipp Criswell, director of field operations; Jimmy Dew, director of service and small projects
  • Safety Staff: Sanjay Patel, director of safety; Brad Crandall, safety manager; Hans Vermaaten, site safety manager; Jeff Rocks, site safety manager; Patrick Garey, site safety manager; Ted Geanis, site safety manager; Candice Ross, site safety coordinator
  • Average number of employees: 400
  • Year company was founded: 1960
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 18th BX safety achievement award that Mid-City Electric / Technologies has received.
2021 BX Safety Achievement Award (Mid-City Electric / Technologies)

Pictured from left to right: Sanjay Patel, Candice Ross, Ted Geanis, Brad Crandall and Hans Vermaaten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PSC Crane & Rigging
Full-service rigging and crane rental contractor

  • Senior Leadership: Jim Sever, president & CEO
  • Safety Staff: Matt Koon, director of safety & health
  • Average number of employees: 125
  • Year company was founded: 1933
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the third BX safety achievement award that PSC Crane & Rigging has received.
2021 BX Safety Achievement Award (PSC Crane & Rigging)

Pictured from left to right: Jeff Martin, Matt Koon and Jim Sever

 

 


Turner Construction Co.
Construction Management

  • Senior Leadership: Charlie Egbert, VP, operations manager; Brian Mooney,  VP, general manager
  • Safety Staff: Jake Levering, safety manager; Morreese Downs, safety manager; Ron Wood, safety manager; Rick Collins, safety manager; Tom Sbertoli, safety manager; Brent Cuniffe, safety manager; Eric Kostick, safety manager; Jessica Gutzweiller, safety manager; Chase Bowling, safety manager and Brandon Herdman, safety director
  • Average number of employees: 10,000
  • Year company was founded: 1902
  • BX Safety Accolades: This is the 19th BX safety achievement award that Turner Construction has received.
2021 BX Safety Achievement Award (Turner Construction Co.)

Pictured from left to right: Chase Bowling, Eric Kostick, Rick Collins, Brandon Herdman, Donovan White, Jake Levering, Coby Long, Kelly Smith, Zach Bearden, Morreese Downs and Tom Sbertoli

This week's featured BX Craftsmanship Award Recipient!

2021 BX Craftsmanship Award Winning crew from Corna Kokosing Construction Co.

The Craftsmen:

Kyle Faulkner, Keith Howard, Todd Howard, Jeff Mericle and Mathew Starr (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.)

The Winning Work:

 Custom millwork at St. Catharine Parish Center

 


The customized millwork on display at the St. Catharine Parish Center is the work of the crew from Corna Kokosing Construction Co.

With design input from the architect and church leaders, the craftsmen used their skill and artistry for the installation and high-end finishes in the meeting hall and state-of-the-art chapel.

A custom wood door frame, tongue and groove ceiling, custom coffered soffit ceilings, radial steps and risers and altar sub-floor construction were included in the design. An abundance of radial trim work made the project particularly challenging. Materials needed to be perfectly fabricated and installed by the team to fit the rough opening dimensions. The laser-cut pieces for the mural wall trim were created individually on a CNC machine into X and O shapes, measuring two-to four-inches in size. Work completed on the chapel door and frame had to align with the existing radial stained-glass windows and finished artwork inside the chapel. The crew also integrated wood finishes into the interior stone façades and stone sills.

This is the second crew award for Corna Kokosing Construction Co.

For information about the BX Craftsmanship Awards, contact Pam Austin.

BX Services Partner Spotlight – Pathways Financial Credit Union

Hey Columbus Crew fans! BX Partner Pathways Financial Credit Union has introduced the "Love My Crew" checking account. The OFFICIAL Columbus Crew co-branded checking account helps you save and lets you show off your pride at the same time.

This is so much more than just a checking account - it's the best way to show off your fandom! Here's what you get with this FREE account:

  • Discounts on tickets for select home games
  • 10% off everything at The Crew Shop at Lower.com Field
  • Roundup of all debit card transactions into a high yield account
  • Roundup match of up to $50 per month for the first six months (up to $300)

If you would like more information about Pathways' many offerings, contact BX Representative Deanna Barzak.

Pathways Credit Union - Columbus Crew photo
Don’t wait - Apply for the Love My Crew account today!

Did You Know the BX Has an Online Job Board?

BX Job Board Infographic


It’s easy to submit a job, go to www.bxjobs.com and complete the fill-in-the-blank form then click submit to BX. That’s it – your next employee may be just a click away!

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

OSHA 10-Hour Course: Establish Your Safety Baseline

 

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
Oct. 12 & 14 | 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$195 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms
$225 per employee of BX member firms
$375 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.



Establish your safety baseline and help employees prepare for hazards on the job - register them for the next OSHA 10-Hour Training Course.

Tony Ames (Ames Safety Solutions, LLC) headshotTaught by Tony Ames (Ames Safety Solutions, LLC), this two-day course is designed to help participants gain an understanding of OSHA requirement basics, including compliance issues for 10 of the most common and deadly hazards in construction. Topics include:

  • Fall protection
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching
  • Proper PPE
  • Health hazards & policy
  • Construction hazards & policy
Participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card and lunch will be provided.

For more information about this course or to schedule a company-specific class, contact Rosie Leuby.

 


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.

Become a Pro at Reading Blueprints

 

Advanced Construction Drawings
Oct. 12, 14, 19 & 21 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

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$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms 
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Solid knowledge of construction drawings is essential to success. Train your employees to go beyond just reading blueprints - prepare them to interpret plans and anticipate potential problems. Local industry professionals will guide attendees through interactive skills with site, structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical drawings. Course instructors include:

  • Ryan Brickner (Sauer Group, Inc.)
  • Tony Falco (The Superior Group)
  • Pat Halaiko (Custom Air Conditioning and Heating Co.)
  • Anna Milligan (SMBH, Inc.)

To receive the greatest benefit from this course it is recommended, but not required, that participants have previously completed the Introduction to Construction Drawings course or have basic blueprint reading skills.

For more information about this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.

 


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.   

First Aid/CPR Training: Only 2 Classes Left this year!

 

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Oct. 19 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$50 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$70 per employee of BX member firms
$100 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


This standard first aid/CPR/AED course will demonstrate skills to help you provide care until EMS arrives. Attendees will learn the basics of first aid through hands-on skills including: administering CPR on manikins, applying a pressure bandage and more. 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Safety & Health Institute certification card, valid for two years.

For more information about this class or to schedule a company-specific session, contact Rosie Leuby.

 


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited. 

Join Us for Lunch With OSHA

 

OSHA Lunch & Learn: Updates
Oct. 20 | 11:30 AM -1 PM
Builders Exchange

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FREE for employees of BX member firms; not available for non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to access this member-only event.


Join the BX for lunch as panelists from OSHA provide updates for the Columbus area. Panelists will include Area Director Larry Johnson and Assistant Area Directors Dave Wilson and Tony Lowe. There will be an open Q&A session following the presentation.

To submit questions anonymously for the panel, or for more information about this program, contact Rosie Leuby.

 

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The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.    

Engaged Employees = Successful Organizations

 

How Deep is Your Bench?
Employee Engagement & Development

Oct. 29 | 8 AM - Noon
Builders Exchange

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$329 per employee of BX member firms
$429 per employee of non-member firms
Group Discount: Send three member employees for $900
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


The key difference between a successful organization and one that doesn’t last is the level of engaged employees.

Research continues to find that employees who are significantly engaged outperform work groups that are under-engaged. The challenge of employee engagement and development becomes even more acute as organizations strive to increase employee retention and reduce turnover.

Upon completion of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the current data on employee engagement
  • Identify opportunities to improve and drive employee engagement
  • Recognize the importance of creating a culture of recognition and feedback
  • Uncover barriers that prevent management from engaging their employees
  • Discover and develop engagement strategies to fit your organization

For more information about this course, contact Deb Murphy.

 

About the instructor:

Dr. Philip Kim headshotDr. Philip Kim is an educator, speaker, consultant and author. As the son of first-generation Korean immigrants, he learned the value of hard work and the importance of education at an early age. His latest book, Zebras & Ostriches: 5 Simple Rules to Engage and Retain Your Best People is for leaders who want to engage their employees. Kim is a business professor at Walsh University.

 

 


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.    

Don’t let unhappy customers bring down your operation

 

Customer Relations for the Field Force
Nov. 2 & 4 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

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$180 per employee of BX member firms
$280 per employee of non-member firms 
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


A positive first encounter can make all the difference. Train your field force to understand owner needs and represent your company professionally.

At the end of this two-night course instructed by industry professional, Andy Hoh (Messer Construction Co.), attendees will be able to:

  • Anticipate client needs and expectations
  • Represent your company in a professional manner at jobsites, meetings and events
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with clients
  • Close-out the job, leaving a positive impression of your company

In addition to the valuable class time, participants will also have the opportunity to interact with an owner panel that will provide insight into what they value in professional relationships with field force members.

For more information about this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.       

Local Project Leads

Courtesy of BX Business Services Partner Dodge Data & Analytics

 

Subscribers to the Dodge Global Network have full access to reporting details and plans (if available) for the projects listed. To learn more about accessing this detailed project information, contact Kendall Shonkwiler.

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