During our 2nd annual Tucker's October of Giving, we collected canned goods and raised funds for the Meriden Soup Kitchen. The month included themed days, like National Taco Day, National Sausage Pizza Day, Team Spirit Day, and Soup/Chowder/Slow Cooker Day. Thanks to everyone who donated!
We recently attended Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) Engineering Management Career Fair, where we talked to students about exciting career opportunities with Tucker Mechanical.
Here, Harriette Shakeri – our intern and a CCSU engineering student – is pictured first with Major Project Group Manager John Hilf and then with Human Resources Manager Kristina Brangi.
When the famous steaming coffee cup at Dunkin' Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats Minor League Baseball team, broke down, we were on the job! Parts were overnighted from California and our techs - Tim Kapushinski and Carlos Carrasquillo - were up in the 135' boom the next day to repair bad solenoid valves.
A team from Tucker took an entire day to volunteer at the Veterans Base Camp in Chaplin, CT to build housing for veterans working to get back on their feet.
In addition, team members have been volunteering after work and on weekends to repair plumbing; move furniture; paint buildings; and donate, install, and service HVAC units. With a little more hard work, the homes should be ready by September!
We were recently recognized at the Construction Institute's Annual Dinner for 20 years of membership with the organization. Based out of the University of Hartford, the Institute has been providing vision, leadership, and trade-specific education to the industry for the past 40 years.
Our team spent a day volunteering with Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, working on six different homes in Hartford's North End. We laid flooring, hung cabinets and doors, and installed railings and bathroom vanities.
In need of more fabrication space, we'll be opening a new 38,000 sf shop in July! We just cut the door on the new space, which will be equipped with a 40" plasma cutter, band saw, welding stations, grooving tool, and more.
EMCOR Services Tucker Mechanical, our service group, recently hosted a safety meeting for their technicians. Safety Director, Jason Morcroft, discussed the importance of staying vigilant on the job, wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE), using tools correctly, and never taking shortcuts.