In the latest edition of our popular branch spotlights series, we get an inside look into our Newington operations. This is one of our busiest branches and the one closest to Harris' founding place in Connecticut. The team is as diverse as the material on the shelves. All your construction supply needs under one roof. Now let's hear it from the team on Holmes Road.
In part 35 of our 'Meet the Team' series, we got the chance to speak with Mike Rice, an Operations Specialist working out of the West Hartford office. Mike has been with A.H. Harris his entire professional career. He upholds all the values we strive for here at A.H. Harris and makes the best carrot cake! Let's hear it from Mike.
In part 34 of our 'Meet the Team' series, I got the chance to speak with Corrine DePinto, the A/P Supervisor. Corrine has been with A.H. Harris for over 11 years and plays a large role in organization and projects, among many other things. Corrine never fails to keep her co-workers smiling with her upbeat spirit and sense of humor. She's a perfect example of what A.H. Harris is all about. Now, let's hear it from Corrine!
In part 33 of our 'Meet the Team' series, I had the chance to speak with Ed Hoyt, the Director of Operations. Ed has been with A.H. Harris for 9 years now & has been a huge part in many projects. With the opening of our new location in Allentown, PA Ed has played a major role in making sure this move was a success. Ed has put many miles on his car as he travels to each branch constantly to assist each team. He is a perfect example of Harris Pride. Now, let's hear it from Ed!
We have reached episode XXX of our ‘Meet the Team’ leadership spotlight interviews! Today, I got the opportunity to talk with new Harris Pride member, Jake Preissler. Jake is the first recruiter here A.H. Harris and celebrating his one month with the company this week. Within his few short weeks of being with the company, Jake has jumped in with both feet. This is a great opportunity for Jake to introduce himself so without further ado, let's hear from Jake!
Episode XXIII of our ‘Meet the Team’ leadership spotlights. Today, I got the opportunity to interview Martin Hennig. Martin is the E-Commerce Manager here at A.H. Harris and is responsible for many aspects of our online presence. On Facebook we run an album called “Faces & Places of AH Harris” and we also feature snapshots of our crew on Instagram. But we want to give some insights into who our company leaders are, what their background is and include some ‘personal touch’ that goes beyond what you would find on LinkedIn. Let’s hear it from Martin!
Episode XXII of our ‘Meet the Team’ leadership spotlights. Today, I got the opportunity to interview Rob Rob LeClerc, nominated by Lou Viscarrondo. Rob is the Forming and Shoring specialist at the Newington branch. On Facebook we run an album called “Faces & Places of AH Harris” and we also feature snapshots of our crew on Instagram. But we want to give some insights into who our company leaders are, what their background is and include some ‘personal touch’ that goes beyond what you would find on LinkedIn. Let’s hear it from Rob!
Being a part of a project, big or small, is always exciting for the A. H. Harris team. This year, we are thrilled to be involved with the construction of the new Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, CT home of the Yard Goats. The Yard Goats name is ironically not named after the animal, but is it actually in tribute to the nickname of a Railroad Engine originally used on site in the early 1900’s. The job for this project was awarded to Centerplan Contractors of Middletown, CT in February 2015. The original job cost of this development was $56 million, part of a proposed $350 million Hartford Urban Development Plan. This past March, Harris’ Sales Account Manager at our Newington facility, Jay Pellegren, sat down with Centerplan superintendent Guy Murphy and President Dan Rossi to discuss our forming capabilities and materials. Forming and shoring specialist Rob LeClerc, had already completed a pre-bid proposal on the job and was prepared to discuss a possible rental of our signature forming solution and clamp system Harris 1500. On February 23, Russ Tooker, of the Harris Albany facility was accompanied by Branch Managers John Morin from Newington and Rob Cicero from New Haven to arrange a demo of Harris 1500 (our Harris 1500 demo trailer [http://bit.ly/1I4ZFBL] visits contractors and jobsites all across the East Coast). To our pleasure, they were impressed. A.H. Harris was able to secure the initial PO for the stadium formwork in April 2015. In May 2015, Dunkin’ Donuts purchased the naming rights to the stadium, making the official name, “Dunkin Donuts Park: Home of the Hartford Yard Goats”. This project will provide 18,000 temporary jobs for construction and development along with 1,000 permanent jobs at the venue. The stadium will have 18 luxury boxes and 6,000 general admissions seats. Harris materials for the project will go towards the forming of the interior and exterior walls of the stadium, as well as the dugout and scoreboard. In addition to the forming and shoring rentals, A.H. Harris is also supplying:
Along the Connecticut coast line you'll find AH Harris & Kenseal of New Haven. We are located at the intersecting routes I91 & I95 at the base of the Q-Bridge (which, by the way, our concrete forms helped build!). We opened the facility in 2010 with only 3 employees and 1 delivery truck. The New Haven location turned quickly into a central hub that now supplies 5 other AH Harris locations (Newington, Stamford, Chicopee, Fairfield & Ardsley NY) with building material and construction equipment. Our team now consists of 25 employees between AH Harris & Kenseal personnel, a tractor trailer, a form yard with commercial forms to rent or purchase along with 3 delivery trucks equipped with lifts to load I unload material to meet the demand of all the construction activity in the state. We came a long way!