Our rigs work so hard at our job sites that when they arrive back at our shop, they generally need a little freshening up!
At the beginning of 2017, our Shop Crew grabbed their paint rollers to make over four of our rigs. A single rig typically requires one coat of primer and two coats of paint, using about four to five gallons each. Up to four MeNERDs can be painting at any one time, and it takes about a day and half to dry.
But you know how your prep work is maybe just washing down a wall for 15 minutes before you paint? Our process is a little more intense!
A dirty rig takes two MeNERDs pressure washing for up to eight hours to prep- plus they'll chip all the concrete off, remove all of the hardware (including door handles, weather stripping, glass and ladder), rough sand the operator's cabin and rig undercarriage and then blow the dust off.
FINALLY, they'll wipe it down with a solvent to make sure the surface is free of dirt and grease. They start at the highest point and work down. Once it's dry, they have to put everything back together again...and step back to admire their work!
Following the breakout sessions , the team welcomed guest speaker Joel Feldman, founder of EndDD.org, who lost his daughter, Casey, to a distracted driver. Joel spoke about his mission for all drivers to work together to end Distracted Driving in order to keep us all safe on the roads. His profound and heartfelt message hit home with the entire Menard Group USA team and touched everyone on a personal level.
Awards were given to our four 2019 Safety Champions with Scott Forrester bringing home the coveted Safety Boot Award!
Awards were also presented to the Green Idea Winners, Justin Labrozzi -1st place, Jason Powers - 2nd place and Mark Bibby - 3rd place. The Green Idea Awards were based on the concept of encouraging all employees to think about how the company can minimize waste, save resources, and reduce our carbon footprint as we go about our work.
Congrats to all the Winners!
After a long day of training and guest speakers, the group enjoyed a fantastic dinner followed by the local Pittsburgh band, Totally 80's.
Saturday was filled with more safety training and guest speakers including Mobilization, Demobilization, Utilities One Call, Risk Perception, Quality, and Drug Awareness.
The day wrapped up with Wildly Different Team Building Games including company trivia, a giant game of rock-paper-scissors, speed bingo and spoon flipping!
All of Menard Group USA signed the 2020 Safety Pledge!
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