Descoteaux Receives 2017 Kenneth O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award

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Thomas Descoteaux, Senior Vice President of the R.H. White Companies, received the 2017 Kenneth O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award by the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals. The Kenneth O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award provides recognition for outstanding service to NEWWA and the waterworks industry by a member from the service, manufacturing, or contracting area.  The award recognizes a member from the service community who has provided exemplary service and dedication to furthering the ideals of the association. Descoteaux currently serves on the board of directors of the Merit…

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Christopher J. Mayen Promoted to Division Manager

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R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Mayen to Division Manager of its newly formed Construction Services Division. Mr. Mayen will be responsible for the overall strategy, business development, financial, and operational activities for the business unit. Service and long-term business relationships are a hallmark of R.H. White’s guiding philosophies and the formation of this group, specifically for day-to-day and 24/7 emergency service initiatives will further strengthen that commitment. More than 120 skilled trades professionals across the company’s building, mechanical and underground utility construction specialties will now report into this…

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R.H. White Construction Engaging Millennials on Workplace Perspectives

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Second Annual Mentoring Program to Begin in July Just Google the keyword phrase, “Millennials in the Workplace” and you’ll find hundreds of thousands of search results. Generational issues in business have always been fodder for focus groups, seminars and human resource training programs, but Millennials, with their lifetime technological savviness and direct communication style, have really changed the work landscape. The subject intrigued Kim Dunn, R.H. White Companies Vice President of Shared Services, so much that she took action and launched an internal program at the business. Instead of a top-down approach to mentoring she employed the reverse and invited…

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R.H. White Awarded Platinum STEP Award

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AUBURN, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), the leading voice for the merit shop construction industry, and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, recently acknowledged R.H....
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WhiteWater Customers Receive Drinking Water Awards

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Recipients Selected from a Pool of Nearly 800 Public Water Supply Systems WhiteWater, the utility operation and management subsidiary of R.H. White Companies, located in Charlton, MA is proud to announce that several of its customers have been selected to receive Public Water Systems Awards from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). This annual award, which is held in conjunction with “National Drinking Water Week” (May 7-13), focuses on community and non-transient non-community public water supply systems that have gone above and beyond compliance regulations. WhiteWater General Manager, Steve Donovan, stated, “The award recognition that our customers are receiving…

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White Family Funds Assist in Success of Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students and Professors

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President and CEO, David White and his wife, Shirley, recently had the opportunity to meet some of the 10 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student recipients of the Ralph H. White Scholarship and the Leonard and Ann White Endowed Scholarship. The White Family is recognized as a very generous supporter of WPI and its relationship with the university dates back to the 1940’s when second-generation leader of the R.H. White Companies, Leonard H. White, attended the school.  In addition to the two scholarship funds, David and Leonard White also established the Ralph H. White Professorship in Civil Engineering in 1987 in…

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R.H. White Presents Charity Golf Tournament Funds

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R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, recently presented proceeds from its charity golf tournament to two designated organizations that the tournament was held for – Easter Seals of Massachusetts and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). In total, the event raised $30,000 with each charity receiving $15,000. Easter Seals and JDRF are two charities that continuously strive to assist those affected by their disabilities. Easter Seals does so through its work finding new technologies to assist those affected, as well as through outreach programs, medical care, support and many other benefits. JDRF continues its march toward…

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R.H. White Announces Changes to Board of Directors

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Auburn Company Salutes a Retiring Member and Welcomes Three Appointees At its July Board of Directors meeting, R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, announced the retirement of long-time board member Joaquim (Joe) S.S. Ribeiro and the appointment of new members, Kenneth J. Richard, David G. Healey, and Kenneth M. Margossian. Joe Ribeiro Mr. Ribeiro has stepped down from the board after a notable tenure in which he helped shepherd the company to its current position as one of New England’s largest utility, mechanical, water/wastewater and general building contractors. He sat on the board during a period…

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Dan Saad Joins R.H. White Team

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R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, today announced the appointment of Dan Saad as Director, Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives. A utility industry veteran, Saad, brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership, operations and engineering management experience to his new role. His professional experience will play a critical role in conceiving, planning, developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the R.H. White Companies.  A major focus will be the continued enhancement of the company’s Quality Assurance and Compliance Programs. Working directly with senior management and the company’s four business unit leaders, Saad will execute actions that…

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R.H. White Partners with AECOM on Rockville Water Treatment Plant

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Connecticut Water’s oldest surface water treatment plant is undergoing a $28 million upgrade by AECOM, the nation’s second largest engineering and construction company, and RH White, one of New England’s oldest construction companies (established 1923). AECOM has a design-build contract with Connecticut Water to replace the outdated treatment process at Rockville Water Treatment Plant (RWTP) in Vernon with an advanced technology that promises greater efficiency and capacity. AECOM, formerly known as AECOM Technology Corp., had $18 billion of revenue during fiscal year 2015. To learn more please click on the link below. http://newenglandconstruction.acppubs.com/projects/aecom-upgrades-connecticut-waters-oldest-surface-plant/

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