THE NASH PIPELINE FALL 2018
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT RUSSELL NASH PRESIDENT & C.E.O
Hello Team! e are well under way into October and although the weather says otherwise, Hello Fall! Thank W goodness we have managed to dodge any hurricanes so far this season and pray for those who may not have been so fortunate. One and a half more months to go and another hurricane season will be behind
us until next June! It is truly amazing how fast 2018 has come and is not far from gone. Seems the older I get, the faster it is!
While 2018 has seemed to fly by, the number of projects we have before us to get completed seems to be growing by the day. Everyone every where is either about to get busy or is already very busy. While that certainly is a good thing, we need to continue to keep our focus on the safety of our team, the productivity of our work, and the quality of the product that we are delivering to our clients. That’s what this Company’s reputation was built on and what we are known for. It is imperative that we stay the course and reiterate to our newer team members their importance, not only for the success of our projects, but the Company as well. The William R. Nash Company is growing, especially in the number of personnel we are adding as the days pass by. If you are a veteran team member, please make it a point to welcome any and all of our new members and show them true William R. Nash hospitality and make them feel at home! Wanted to mention that we are particularly proud that again this year we were able to renew our Group Medical, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance Program without having to pass on any additional expense to our team. We realize this is a very important benefit to all of you and to be able to keep your costs down without impacting any of the plan benefits is very fulfilling. Please keep in mind that all of you are a key component of our ability to do that, so thank you for being such a healthy group these past few years. Keep it up!
Y PIPELINE TALK Check out some of the latest news within WRN > P. 3-4
a NOW HIRING
The Fab Shop is looking for a few new positions to be However, unfortunately we still are required by law to go through the enrollment process each and every year, having to complete this filled! process by the end of October. We currently are in the middle of that right now, so if you still have not completed that process, please do P. 6 > so as soon as possible.
I also have an update on the new Company Corporate headquarters move to Tamarac, Florida. We have completed the purchasing process and closed on the property in early September. We are now in the process of completing renovation plans and hope to be able to start the renovation process sometime in December, completing by the end of March and move into the new building early April. That would be if everything goes as according to plan, so let’s hope it does! I will keep everyone updated as we progress. I wanted to remind those in South Florida of our annual Company Picnic that will be taking place on December 1st at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, FL. If you are able to attend, please mark your calendar, save the date, and be sure to RSVP! In closing, all of us here at William R. Nash would like to wish you a very spooky Halloween later this month and Happy Holidays throughout November, December and January 1st! Looking forward to 2019!! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to me at 305-728-3420 or email me at Russell.Nash@wrnash.com.
Let’s congratulate our Safety Incentive Winners! > P. 9-10
JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM WEST CAMPUS Location: Doral, Florida Project Manager: Omar Puig Hidalgo Superintendent: Rene LeBlanc Start Date: September 2018 Completion Date: April 2020
The Jackson West campus is designed to accommodate a 100-bed, acute care hospital to be named José Milton Memorial Hospital. The José Milton Foundation made a $10 million gift to the Jackson Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System. In October 2016, community leaders, elected officials, and philanthropists gathered at the site of the future hospital for a ceremonial groundbreaking. Other elements of the 275,000-square-foot Jackson West facility will include a primary and specialty children’s clinic, an adult specialty clinic, imaging/diagnostics, an emergency department and a children’s ambulatory pavilion. The campus will provide immediate access to medical care to more than 585,000 residents who live within five miles. One of Miami-Dade County’s most medically undeserved areas will finally have easy access to Jackson’s unmatched medical care. * http://jacksonhealth.org/capital-projects-jackson-west.asp#gref William R. Nash, Inc. is providing Plumbing and Medical Gas materials and equipment, labor, and fuel oil systems for this project. Also, we are proudly displaying our Company banner at the job site! Thanks to Rene LeBlanc for the photos!
iami Beach Convention Center is wrapping up and thanks to Almary Gonzalez and Ricky Baccallao weâ€™ve gotten some new shots of the Grand Ballroom and Kitchen Area! This Renovation has been over 3 years in the making and commitment from our team! Thanks to everyone who has dedicated their time and hard work at the Beach!
aptist Health South Florida East Campus Bed Tower & CEP Expansion is currently in great shape. Structurally, there are two buildings
going up at the same time; the CEP (two story Building) and a Bed Tower (7 story building). Under our scope of work, we are about 3 percent done overall but each building has its own identity. On the CEP, we havenâ€™t been able to start any work other than hanger insert by using the Trimble system. Structural is about to finish and the reshoring will come out right after allowing us to get started on the underground and Overhead piping hangers. We are expecting this to happen in the next couple of weeks and we anticipate a duration of five to six months to see some water running through our pipes. On the other hand, the Bed Tower is at its 3rd floor and going up in a spiral sequence. We are currently working on the first floor Overhead Chilled Water and Heating Hot Water mains. We are about 60 percent complete for this task. On Hangers install for Bed Tower First Floor we are about 50 percent complete and incrementing by the day. The underground will be coming in quick and we will be ready for it. Our Pre-Fab has been excellent, we are anticipating a lot of busy work in the upcoming months for the guys in the shop. A lot of material has been ordered and the spool sheets are being generated. The first milestone we are looking for is AIR ON for both buildings on April 1 of 2019. To meet this deadline, we are pull planning from the long-term schedule and short term as well, getting commitments from the pre-fab shop and from our superintendents, coordinating with all trades in the job! (Provided by Pedro Rodriguez, Project Manager). 2
WE HEARD IT THROUGH THE PIPELINE CLOSING DAY
ith William R. Nash Senior appropriately pictured behind his three sons; Mike, Russ, and Bill signed the closing documents on our new office building in Tamarac, Florida! The ball is now rolling with exterior and interior renovations with hopes of having the Miami, Boca Raton, and Miramar offices under one roof by March 2019! October 9, 2018
A YEAR LATER FROM THE ISLANDS After Hurricane Irma 2017
As many of you know it’s hasn’t been easy to get back into the swing of things after last year’s double hitter (Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma) smashed the Virgin Islands. Here’s an update from our President (Caribbean Division) Michael L. Pruiett: “So far we have not been hit by any Hurricanes!!!! We have Internet and office phone lines as of last month!!! We have Hurricane related Resort Projects that will be taking off in the near future. Sun is still bright,Beach is still sandy, water is still blue and wet, so we have been blessed. The American flag pictured flew during the 2nd battle of Fallujah, Iraq in November and December of 2004.”
*Pictured from left in both: Michael Pruiett, Luis Olazagasti, Steve Presley
IN REMEMBRANCE “Early Morning, August 16th, our friend and team member Dave Elder, passed away. For those of you who knew David and/or had the pleasure of working with David on your projects, you already know David was truly an exceptional individual. David’s outgoing personality, top notch work ethics and consistent drive to be the best at what he did made him not only an asset to us all but a true pleasure to be around. David will be sincerely missed by the people who grew to be his extended family here at William R. Nash and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”~Scott Randolph, Senior Project Manager 3
HCA PARTNERSHIP A partnership over 3 years in the making and going strong, William R. Nash is one of four Mechanical Contractors who have partnered with Hospital Corporation of America to perform the Plumbing and HVAC scopes of work for all new construction of their facilities in the state of Florida. A special thanks to our team members for their continuous dedication and hard work which in result made this designation possible! Keep up the good work everyone!
â€œGeorge I just wanted to pass on a big thank you to the WR Nash team at Westside. I walked the CEP and Tower with Dave this morning and it looks great. I continue to receive rave reviews about WR Nash from the hospital admin folks and all of the help that this team provides. I can only hope that we take this entire team over to the Nova project. Keep up the good work! This is one of the best partnerships that I believe we have in the state of FL.â€? - Russ Maass (Senior Construction Manager, HCA Inc.)
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Tim Gorman has been working at William R. Nash, V.I., Inc. since June 2018. He is a Project Manager working in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Tim’s favorite part of the job is looking at future outcome of projects and helping make work easier for coworkers. Words that describe him are understanding, easy going, punctual, and detail oriented. He is happily married to his wife, Deb Gorman, and they have two children (Randi-27 & Ambra-29). When Tim isn’t working he enjoying boating, snorkeling, and fishing and lives in the now, he likes to enjoy life because as he states, “it is very short.” “He has demonstrated a Good Work Ethic and has jumped in on multiple tasks in our VI organization, including filling the spot of being the Captain (operator) of our boat utilized for the transport of our employees to and from St. Thomas on a daily routine, if needed. Bottom line he has become a Team Player and his performance to date has been excellent!” - Michael Pruiett, Senior Vice President of Operations, Caribbean
Alexander (Alex) Clarke has been working at William R. Nash, Inc. since April 2018. He is an Accounts Payable Coordinator and you can find him at our Miramar Branch! Alex’s favorite part of the job is working with his coworkers as a team to achieve excellence and ongoing success in the AP department. Words that describe Mr. Clarke are goal oriented, focus driven, and caring. When he isn’t working he enjoys outdoor activities such as playing basketball, soccer, fishing, and working on cars, and bowling. He’s also an Eagles Fan! Alex would like everyone to know the he is always willing to lend a helping hand! “Alex deserves to be nominated for employee spotlight of the month because not only is he very polite, professional and positive; he works hard, is efficient and is a quick learner. Alex is always willing to lend a helping hand to his team and he does it with a smile. You can’t ask for more than that! He is a great employee!.” -Dena Wells, Accounts Payable Manager
Hunter Roach has been with William R. Nash, Inc. since April 2018 as well. He currently works as a Plumbing Helper at the Spartanburg High School Project in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Hunter appreciates the simples things in life- when asked what his favorite part of the job is, he states, “Showing up every morning and being able to say hey to everybody.” That’s a great attitude to have! Words that describe Hunter are funny, outgoing, and exuberant! When he isn’t working, Mr. Roach enjoys playing softball, fishing, and hunting. Something Hunter would like everyone at Nash to know about him is that he is highly intelligent “even though it doesn’t seem like it” (he says). He is currently in the process of writing a book. “Hunter is a great asset to our team. He always has a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He started with us at the Spartanburg HS project in South Carolina as a material handler, pulling material and delivering to the guys in the field. He has since moved from that position to being a plumber’s helper where he is assisting in the installation of domestic water piping in the education wing of the project. Hunter is eager to learn and has the technical ability to be very successful in this industry.”-Marcus Pittman, Field Operation’s Manager, SC
Ronnix Nedd has been with William R. Nash, Inc. since June 2018. He is the Superintendent at Westside Regional Medical Center-HVAC Upgrades. Ronnix’s favorite part of the job is being able to see a scheduled plan come to fruition. It’s all about the execution! Words that’s describe him are easy going, and you will always find him smiling. He’s happily married to his wife Bathshua Nedd and they have two children (Sommers-20 and Athaliah-22). When he isn’t working, Mr. Nedd enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing basketball. He wants the Nash Team to know that when it comes to his job and work performance, he takes it very seriously, and would love to see all of our team possess the same passion and fortitude that comes along with giving it your all at work. “Ronnix is a recently hired mechanical superintendent. He is currently supervising the Westside HVAC Upgrades Project. Since his hiring, he has been a great asset to WRN. He has proven to be a great leader and has great knowledge of the mechanical trade. He has also been a great team player. He has already jumped in several times to help others in need. I hope to see him continue to excel here at WRN.”- John Jefferson, Field Operations Manager 5
TAMARAC FABRICATION SHOP Provided By: Christian Garnett, Fabrication Manager
We are looking for a few key candidates to help lead, organize, and facilitate new process implementation of all future fabrication in our new facility. We would rather hire key positions from within the company! This way our shop will already have an advantage from an experienced installers point of view. At times moving from job site to job site can become an inconvenience and sometimes makes it near impossible to keep a schedule or routine in place. If this seems to be the case for you, then we would like to offer a permanent position in our new state of the art Fabrication facility. Come and enjoy our air conditioned facility with high efficiency air controlled equipment, break room and lockers!! William R. Nash demands the best when it comes to Teamwork, Pride and Quality and it will show when you enter this facility. Amazing does not even come close to describing the detail, design, and functionality. If interested, you will be considered for a full time (40 hours a week) position. You will work at the same place, same time, every day Monday â€“ Friday and work your 8 hour shift.
WE WILL BE SEARCHING FOR THREE KEY POSITIONS LOGISTICS SUPERVISOR
Responsible, task oriented, great attendance history Must be excellent with ALL nomenclature , Have shipping / receiving background / material handling Forklift certified
Journeyman level Pipe fitter / Welder 6GMAW cert. Experienced with CHWS, CWS,HHW, and all piping systems
Journeyman level Med- Gas certs/ Brazing Vic, Viega certs Experienced with Pressure, Sanitary, Waste, Vent, Storm piping
IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE A POSSIBLE CANDIDATE : Have your immediate supervisor contact The H.R. Department, as well as The Fabrication Manager, Christian Garnett. We are anticipating start â€“ up mid-January for fabrication positions, each candidate will be considered! 6
HUMAN RESOURCES Provided By: Johana Duenas, Director of Human Resources
NEW HIRES & PROMOTIONS WE HAVE ADDED NEW TALENT TO OUR TEAM SINCE OUR LAST PIPELINE. PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING THEM!
Apprenticeship 2018 – 2019 Congratulations to our recent graduates wrapping up four years of schooling 1. Durran de la Vega - Plumbing 2. Lazaro Alejo – HVAC 3. Dave Flanagan – HVAC 4. Marlon Skyers - HVAC 5. Julio Gonzalez – HVAC 6. Sam Phoenix – HVAC We’d also like to congratulate our 1st year apprentices for taking on a commitment to themselves and to William R. Nash!
Melvin Batten Project Foreman Alan Garcia Jr. Estimator Jeffrey Wise Superintendent Alexander Jones Superintendent Hildy Velasquez Office Receptionist Christian Garnett Fabrication Manager Frederick Madera Corporate Controller Maria Frassetto Assistant Project Manager 4 Lizabel Delgado Corporate Recruiter
ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE HAD A FEW OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS RECEIVE PROMOTIONS!
1. Kevin Williams 2. Dasion Jenkins 3. Tyler Gosnell 4. Anthony Sikorski 5. Cameron Douglas 6. Andre Bulli 7. Nickson Eugene 8. Juan Alonso 9. Yeison Guevara 10. Lester Alvarado 11. Gruigory Torres 12. Boris Villalobo
Santiago Santana Assistant Superintendent Osmany Hernandez Serrano Project Foreman Omar Mendez Trimble Technician Alan Lopez Systems Engineer
WE ARE CLEARLY GETTING BUSY! SINCE JULY 1ST OF THIS YEAR WE HAVE ADDED TO THE TEAM OVER 50 EMPLOYEES!
Portal and Email Access Please make sure you are constantly checking your WRN emails for any updates, requests or events. And don’t forget, everyone is now responsible for completing their PTO requests using the portal!
Any questions, requests, or concerns please email us at HumanResouces@wrnash.com 7
INC- 40 Employees VI- 12 Employees
ABC Cares is an ABC Florida East Coast Chapter non-profit charity providing financial assistance and support to members of the merit-shop construction industry. ABC Cares provides direct and immediate financial aid to construction workers and their families recovering from unexpected tragedies. Earlier this year we had an employee of ours, Javaris Welch suffer a terrible accident that made him resign to his position as he had several months of recovery and therapy to fulfill before he would be able to return to work. ABC Cares helped Javaris with a generous donation of $3,000.00 to help him while he was out of work! Just another perk, due to our extensive relationship with ABC Institute!
Employee Assistance Program Depression’s Link to Suicide Unfortunately, people take their own lives for all kinds of reasons. However, the most common reason of all is untreated depression. It’s important to be aware that the presence of severe depression can interfere with your ability to solve painful problems—putting you at risk for suicide. In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week (the second week of September), this article focuses on how to
identify depression and suicide risks.
From relationship breakups to financial or legal crises to having been bullied, many external factors can lead a person to consider suicide. However, it’s the internal factors—how a person’s emotions are impacted—that often make the difference. Suicide is usually the end result of a battle with depression. However, it’s possible to not be aware that you’re depressed, and the people around you may not recognize your need for help. These factors can keep you from getting the depression treatment you need. Effective care often includes therapy and/or medication. Identifying depression symptoms Signs of depression vary depending on the individual, but here are some signs that might indicate suicidal tendencies. Experts say that if at least five of these symptoms exist, suicide is a very serious and immediate concern: • Increased use of drugs or alcohol. • Fatigue or loss of energy. • Feelings of worthlessness, self-reproach, or guilt. • Thoughts about death or wishing for death. • Diminished ability to think or concentrate, slowed thinking.
• Intense sadness. • Change in appetite or weight. • Change in sleeping patterns. • Speaking and/or moving with unusual speed or slowness. • Loss of interest or pleasure in the usual activities. • Withdrawal and isolation from family and friends.
If you feel you or any of your dependents are directly affected by depression, please contact the Employee Assistance Program 1-800-899-9326. EAP is a confidential service designed to provide you and/or your dependents with a means to help resolve many different types of personal problems through free counseling sessions. Article found: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/Documents/eap-article-depression%27s-link-to-suicide.pdf 8
Provided By: Felipe Meireles, Safety Director
t takes commitment and dedication to perform our day to day tasks at ultimate performance and compliance. The William R Nash Safety Incentive Program takes into consideration your safety performance throughout the year, and if you qualify, youâ€™ll receive the incentive (different incentives per additional year) according to how long youâ€™ve worked in accordance to the guidelines. In 2018 we are recognizing 51 employees who have worked 2 years without safety violations of any kind, and 34 employees who worked a whole year without any safety violations. The second year recipients are getting a $75 gift card, a wall certificate for 2 years without violations, a special safety shirt, and the birthday pass!! With the pass you get to have your birthday off and paid as a form of recognition for your adherence to your personal safety and the company guidelines. First year recipients will get a $50 gift card, a wall certificate for 1 year violation free and a special safety shirt.
In 2018 William R Nash is recognizing First Year Recipients Robert Harris Rigoberto Hernandez Christian Montoya Ivan Carrandi Alphonso DeMatteis Carlos J Gomez Jose Luis Hernandez Arjun James Roberto Leonard Jose I Machado Martell Christopher T Novatnack Rene J Nunez Roberto Soto Fernandez
Scott J Stetson Fabian Castro Rudolph M James Freddy Mateo Pedro Miguel Morales Irizarry Ramiro Ramirez Maikel Rodriguez Rocny Rodriguez Michael G Thompson Ernesto A Villarroel Jenn Zeledon Miguel Bernardo Fernandez Jose Antonio Mesa Jimenez
Roberto Blanco Hipolito Castillo Jarvis Gibbs Willie Holloman Felix G McAleer Luis A Rosario Escobedo Humberto Salvador Toledo Calvin Wright
And Second Year Recipients Lester Alvarado Jaime Hernandez Tomas A Socorro Rodriguez Terry Swann Lazaro Alejo Roan Bailey Jorge Barrios Fernando Cabrera Frank F Christmas Durran A De la Vega Dany Fernandez Dennis J Grober Steve Henry
Jean Rene Jacques Juvier G Limia Zuniga Michael F Linardi Alberto J Munoz Orlando Nunez Lima Robert Patronick Christian M Paulino Jean Claude Rancy Rendy Sanchez Zbigniew Sklepkowski Marlon Anthony Skyers Michell Chang Torres Carlos Guimaraes
Rigo Mendoza Corea Heriberto Prado Jose Romero David Torres Grigory Torres Hernandez Jamie O Zeledon Robens Ade Noel Arencibia Carlos A Bonilla Shakime Brown Edward Burns Rick C Edgerton Laureano Fernandez
Benjamin B Gable Esteban S Giordani Julio Gonzalez Thomas Gosnell James Meehan Jose Mesa Zayas Mikhail Miller Francisco Montejo Keith E Odell Widman Sequeira Enrique Souto Max St. Fleur
Congratulations to all who achieved this milestone.! If you didn’t, just know that paying attention to your safety, following company rules & guidelines do pay off! You get to go home every day, your family enjoys your presence as it should be, and you receive a nice incentive from the company as a recognition of your commitment to safety. Let’s go for the 3rd year of incentives. I know you can do it!! Sincerely, Felipe Meireles, Safety Director
AS A REMINDER...
LET’S KEEP IT UP EVERYONE!
William R. Nash, Inc, 12981 N.W. 113th Court Miami, Florida 33178