This year I had the opportunity to plan and participate in the National Association of Women in Construction – Philadelphia’s MAGIC (Mentoring A Girl In Construction) Camp. MAGIC is a six day “free” camp offered to 7th – 12th grade girls throughout the region. This year the girls visited the Sprinkler Fitters, Carpenters, Steamfitters, Cement & Plasterers, and Finishing Trades local union training centers to learn about their respective work. The also did a tour of the active job site at the iconic LOVE park.
It was an enjoyable experience to witness the girls plastering walls, making tool boxes, measuring water pressure, plastering and painting walls, cutting glass, and gluing pipe.
Magic Camp 2016 was another success! The young girls from 7th – 12 grades visited the Steamfitters, Bricklayers, Finishers, Carpenters, and other trades to learn what the construction profession can offer women. GEM Mechanical was a “Framer” Sponsor for this week long event.
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Congratulations to Matt, Drew, Mike, and Mary who completed OSHA 30 (Occupational Safety and Health Training) in Construction Safety and Health last December!
Congratulations to Mary Gaffney for receiving the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Award to attend the 2015 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program in New York in early October 2015! “The class brought together 60 women CEO’s from around the country, England, and Ireland together for an intense week of learning, collaborating, networking and growing. It was one of the most fulfilling programs I every attended” stated Mary.
(above photo of Mary and Dr. Len Greenhalgh, Faculty Director Tuck School of Business; below photo of the graduating class)
Thank you and your volunteers for taking time out of your busy schedule to make Mentoring A Girl In Construction (MAGIC) Camp possible. Because of your efforts these young girls had a wonderful week and know much more about the construction industry, future career choices, and most importantly that construction is an option for them. We thank you for your support!
From NAWIC Chapter 145
the MECHANICAL PLANT REPLACEMENT AT SOUTHWARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 1835 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148. Work started in May 2015 and will continue into 2016.
GEM Mechanical has been awarded a project at the West Goshen Sewage Treatment Plant to furnish and install an new methane gas boiler along with all associated gas piping and valves, conduit, wiring, and controls. The project started in April 2015.
Congratulations to Kyle Contino on successfully completing a 30-hour OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Training Course) in Construction Safety and Health – [12/10/2014]
LOWER GWYNEDD>> Ever since the Wissahickon School Board decided against the construction of a new high school earlier this summer, the district has begun spending a lot of money to address a number of issues arising at the school.
That trend continued during a special meeting of the board Monday night, where a new boiler installation project at the high school was awarded to GEM Mechanical Services Inc. at a base bid amount of $179,000. Business Administrator Wade Coleman called the winning bid “competitive” after it beat out 10 other hopeful contractors.
The move though reflects a commitment by the district to finally address some of the concerns made from the board and the community during the June 9 meeting about the aging building.
“Two-and-a-half years ago I toured the high school when I was first elected as a director on the board,” said board member Barbara Ullery at the time, adding she had toured the school again recently to get a fresh perspective. “When it rains, the (science) hallway is below grade and needs to be pumped … The rest rooms are bad, not from lack of cleaning but from wear and look like a slum. There are classrooms with no windows that are like a cave or catacombs. The telecommunications room is too small … The heating is inadequate and will not heat the building at temperatures below 30 degrees, and we often experience temperatures (outside in this area) below 30 degrees.”
By Eric Devlin , firstname.lastname@example.org