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GEM Mechanical’s support of MAGIC Camp 2017

Posted on Jul 5, 2017

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. Mary...

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Magic Camp 2016

Posted on Jul 6, 2016

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. Read the article on Philly.com – http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160630_Camp_gets_girls_on_board_with_construction.html?mobi=true  ...

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OSHA 30 Trained …

Posted on Jan 11, 2016

Congratulations to Matt, Drew, Mike, and Mary who completed OSHA 30 (Occupational Safety and Health Training) in Construction Safety and Health last...

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Congratulations to Mary …

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

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...

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GEM Mechanical supports “Magic Camp”

Posted on May 26, 2015

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...

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Congratulations to Kyle Contino

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

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]...

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Wissahickon School Board awards new boiler installation project to GEM Mechanical Services

Posted on Oct 15, 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...

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GEM Mechanical has been awarded a project for West Chester University

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

GEM Mechanical has been awarded the Mechanical Construction – Local Heating Conversion project at Merion Science Center and Schmucker Science North and Schmucker Science South for West Chester University. The project consists of the renovations to building mechanical systems, architectural components, structural components and installation of steam and hydronic boilers and supporting equipment and systems in three locations on the West Chester University campus.  The project will be on-going through the Fall...

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Congratulations to Drew Silich

Posted on Jan 15, 2014

Congratulations to Drew Silich for successfully completing the two‐week course by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the Institute for Project Management (IPM). The course provides in‐depth training in project management and the essentials of managing a project through...

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iPads Ordered for Project Managers

Posted on Nov 6, 2013

All GEM Project Managers, Field Superintendent, and Foreman carry the latest version of Apple’s mini iPads while in the field to stay in touch with GEM’s management, office staff, customers, engineers, and owners. These devices are a convenient way to stay connected with each other during the day while construction initiatives are underway.  The devices are handy for taking job photographs, reviewing project schedules, submitting daily reports, and for reviewing project plans, and specifications.  “This tool has allowed our team to stay connected with each other and share daily activities.  We decided to purchase the devices to help streamline our efforts while allowing the office personnel to stay in touch and provide up to date materials to the field workers.  It has been a great investment.”, stated Mary Gaffney....

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