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Fourth Class of Employees Graduate from the Foreman Development Program

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On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, R.H. White recognized the fourth class of Foreman Development Training graduates.  The graduates included (from Auburn, MA): (L to R): Karl Wolfsberger, Building Construction, Cliff Gaulin III, Mechanical Construction,  and Vinny Rossetti, Construction Services Division (CSD). Not pictured is Jesse Cheney, Utility Construction – Bow, NH. The Foreman Development Program provides the appropriate guidance and training to ensure consistency and accountability while successfully preparing foremen to lead R.H. White’s construction and/or service crews.  The program is divided into five main phases over a six-month period aimed at developing and ensuring robust leadership competencies: Nomination –…

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R.H. White Crews Answer the Call on Emergency Work

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Construction and service. Large and small. Day and night, we stand ready to meet your needs. This motto for our company was abundantly clear last month when we answered the call for two emergency service jobs that required round-the-clock crews to solve problems. Sewage Pump Station Emergency A sewage pump station had an equipment malfunction that caused millions of gallons of sewage to flow into a local lake.  One of our mechanical construction crews responded to the call on a Sunday morning and stayed on a rotating schedule the entire week to assist in getting this critical pump station back…

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Partnerships Drive Strategic Initiatives for Nonprofits

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R.H. White has a long history of employee engagement with nonprofit organizations in the communities where its employees live and work. None is more prominent than the relationship between Community Harvest Project and the company. Community Harvest Project is a non-profit farm that engages volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to provide to those experiencing hunger. Through its volunteer farming programs, education initiatives, and community partnerships, the organization brings thousands of community members together each year to improve access to healthy foods for individuals and families in need across Worcester County in Massachusetts.  Many R.H. White employees have worked…

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R.H. White Construction Promotes Two Veteran Employees

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R.H. White Companies, a commercial construction company and water utility management firm, announced the promotion of Christopher Mayen from Manager of the Construction Services Division to Director of the company’s newly formed Employee Development and Training Department. Additionally, Tom White, fourth-generation family member and long-time employee has been named as the new Manager of the Construction Services Division – the 24-hour emergency services, renovations, and repairs arm of the company. Chris started his career at R.H. White as a carpenter, and was promoted over the years to Foreman, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, Project Executive and Division Manager. His experiences,…

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R.H. White Receives Construction Award for Corporate Cafeteria Project

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R.H. White Construction, Inc, a construction services and solutions company, was honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Massachusetts with an Excellence in Construction Award (EICA) for a corporate cafeteria project. The project, which was completed for an industrial client on the North Shore of Massachusetts, received the Eagle Award, in the general contractor renovation category – the highest level of recognition that the ABC bestows in the competition. The Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) Competition provides an opportunity to have construction projects from a distinguished roster highlighted as the “best of the best” in the construction industry….

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PMC 2020 Reimagined & R.H. White

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The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) began in 1980, when Billy Starr started the bike-a-thon to raise money to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider’s donations, contributing over $717 million in its 40 year history. David White, Chairman and Treasurer of R.H. White, and his team, the Cyclosaurasses, have been riding since 2008 and still plan to ride and fundraise during the COVID-19 Pandemic … in their own way. This year, the PMC looks a little different, understandably. PMC 2020 Reimagined will take place on August 1 with riders doing their own independent ride to stay safe…

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Dunn Receives Certified Professional Coach Designation

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I have often thought of myself as a work in progress.   I never seem to be satisfied with my level of learning and I am constantly searching for what is next and what tools I can add to the “toolbox”. A few years back I was fortunate to work with an Executive Coach and became interested in the process of professional coaching. I have a strong belief in helping others learn from my experience and have mentored many future leaders over the years. To add to the practice of mentoring I really was drawn to a process where I could…

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City of Westfield PFAS System Completion

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Our Mechanical Construction Division recently completed a project in Westfield, MA due to the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – PFAS and PFOA. The city’s efforts were honored by Water and Wastes Digest as a 2019 Top Project Winner. PFAS and PFOA include a group of man-made chemicals that do not readily break down in either the environment or the human body and, therefore, can build up over time. There is human and experimental lab evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects. The construction of a Granular Activated Carbon Water (GAC) Treatment Facility will…

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An Earlier Perception of Construction Work – A Legacy Perspective that has Changed

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When I was growing up, the general perception of those working in construction was largely of unskilled, unefined, or uneducated individuals who ended up in the industry due to a lack of other alternatives. However, I grew up looking at it through a different lens. As a Millennial whose family worked in traditionally blue-collar industries including construction and manufacturing, I saw that the workers were not at all unskilled or uneducated. In fact, many had pursued additional training in their respective craft trades such as heating, ventilation air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, carpentry, and plumbing to be better suited to the…

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Semo Appointed to American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts Board

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Congratulations to Shawn Semo, Manager of the Building Construction Division at R.H. White on his recent appointment to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Western, Massachusetts. The Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross serves a population of more than 800,000 people in Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. Founded in 1906 and located in Springfield, the Chapter houses all lines of Red Cross Services. Shawn’s participation is one of a long line of community engagement and volunteer initiatives that he is involved in including activities at his church, city revitalization efforts, and workplace fundraising…

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