SELKIRK, NY (October 23, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Selkirk Employees Help Local Elementary Students Prepare for Success

Oldcastle Infrastructure Selkirk Employees Help Local Elementary Students Prepare for Success

Recognizing the need in local elementary schools, Specialty Projects Manager Jeanette Sullivan organized a School Supply Drive to collect and fill backpacks for students as they prepare for the new school year.  Through the generosity of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Building Systems Division employees, she collected enough supplies to fill fifteen backpacks!  Oldcastle Infrastructure matched the donations with another fifteen backpacks, making it possible for Jeanette to deliver thirty backpacks to local children, ensuring they have the tools for a successful school year.

“I was very proud of how the whole team came together with a great idea that was so impactful to benefit the kids and the families of the local community,” said Chris Speck, VP and Regional Manager at Oldcastle Infrastructure.  “It was awesome to see how excited and appreciative the teachers and administration at these schools were for our donation and while it may not seem like a lot, it was very evident that these 30 children will greatly benefit from Oldcastle Infrastructure’s generosity.”

Each backpack was filled with crayons, colored pencils, markers, pencils, erasers, ruler, highlighters, pencil sharpener, pencil box, binder, binder dividers, loose leaf paper, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, scissors, pocket folders, notebooks, calculator, and ear buds. A separate box was also packed containing classroom supplies such as tissues, wipes, pens, post‐it notes, index cards, and baggies.

On Friday, August 18th, Oldcastle Infrastructure presented the supplies and backpacks to Pieter B Coeymans Elementary School.  “Thank you SO much for the donations”, said Fred Engelhardt, Assistant Superintendent for Ravena‐Coeymans‐Selkirk District. “Mr. Jones and the secretarial staff could not stop talking about how nice it will be for our children who are in need, to receive such a wonderful start to the school year!!”

In addition, Oldcastle Infrastructure presented supplies and backpacks to Troy City School District on Monday, August 21st. Troy City Coordinator of Grants and Funded Programs Juli Currey remarked, “Thank you so much for thinking of Troy!! The students in our district can definitely use them.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure would like to thank all of the employees who donated supplies, funds and help for the drive.  Special thanks to Meagan Palmer, JoAnn Hildenbrandt and Ashley Allsop for their time organizing and shopping, and to Jeanette Sullivan for her dedication to ensuring our community kids are prepared for academic success!

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AVON, Conn. (September 28, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Avon, Connecticut Volunteers Help to Fight Hunger

Oldcastle Infrastructure Avon, Connecticut Volunteers Help to Fight Hunger

Working towards a hunger free community, Oldcastle Infrastructure Avon, Connecticut decided to partner with Foodshare, a well‐known and highly respected service organization in their community, located in Bloomfield, CT. Foodshare works hard every single day to help those who are struggling with food insecurity.

As part of their commitment, twenty‐four Oldcastle Infrastructure Avon volunteers met at Foodshares’ Headquarters and then at the Regional Market in Hartford on June 28th and July 29th. They spent the evening and morning sorting perishable foods, donated by local grocery stores, for immediate distribution to families in need.

“We plan on continuing to partner with Foodshare in the coming years. Just one volunteer shift served helps to ensure that more families will not have to go without food required to thrive,” said Troy Mittler, Regional General Manager at Oldcastle Infrastructure. “Moreover, Foodshare staff told our employees that they were the hardest workers they have had and were very impressed that they automatically cleaned up after the work was complete. Housekeeping is instinctive for our guys!  All volunteers received very positive feedback from their experiences. I commend our employees for volunteering for a good cause and supporting their community.”

Hunger is an invisible problem, so most people are unaware of how large the problem actually is. In Hartford and Tolland counties alone—the area served by Foodshare—there are 127,000 people who cannot be sure where their next meal is coming from. That includes one out of every six children in the area.

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OGDEN, Utah ()

Oldcastle Infrastructure Ogden Reaches 3 Years Recordable Injury Free

Oldcastle Infrastructure Ogden Reaches 3 Years Recordable Injury Free

On August 25, 2017, Oldcastle Infrastructure Ogden reached a major milestone, three years recordable injury free as an organization. A tremendous success and a major achievement for Ogden, this safety accomplishment reflects Oldcastle Infrastructure’s commitment to health and safety while demonstrating their ability to maintain a culture of accountability.

Their relentless and continued efforts have created a culture where safety is the most important aspect of their business, without their employees, servicing their customers is impossible.

“This achievement is no accident,” stated Ashley Reese, Oldcastle Infrastructure Regional EH&S Manager. “Through careful planning and execution of key safety factors, our team has built a safe and caring culture here in Ogden and the results speak for themselves.  Top to bottom, we take pride in our Safety and Health perseverance and it permeates in all we do.  3 years, totaling 652,709 man hours, injury free is a record for this facility, and we are ready to continue this important endeavor.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure attributes this safety milestone to quality people, state‐of‐the‐art facility and management’s commitment to Safety.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Regional General Manager Van Fuller commented, “I am very proud of the Utah team and their achievement of three years recordable free.  It has been a team effort and a change in the culture which has enabled this milestone. We hope to continue this record as we strive to keep this safety culture alive.”

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HOUSTON, Texas (September 26, 2017)

Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions Employees Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank

Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions Employees Volunteer at the Houston Food Bank

In June, Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions employees gathered to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank and do their part in the fight against hunger in the state of Texas. The corporate initiative was spearheaded to aid people with resources aimed at improving their quality of life and creating a hunger‐free community.

In addition to making meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the coming week, they cleaned out the hot and cold food storage bins, unloaded milk and ice pallets and packed pallets for food distribution to various locations who provide food for families and children. During their time, they helped provide over 14,000 meals!

The organization heavily counts on volunteers to make its mission a reality. “Not only was it rewarding giving back, but we also had the opportunity to learn about the different ways the Houston Food Bank contributes to the community,” noted Sean Dvoran, Plant Manager for Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions Houston. “They do a remarkable job in helping people in need and I was grateful to share this experience with my colleagues.”

Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions plans on continuing to partner with the Houston Food Bank in the coming years.

Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual. The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 100 million nutritious meals by 2018. In 2016 it was 79 million meals. Because they receive strong support from donors in the community and the food industry, the Food Bank keeps administrative costs low ‐ less than five cents on the dollar and this 5 cents includes the energy it costs to run the building!

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CAROLINAS (September 25, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolinas Continue to Help Feed the Hungry

Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolinas Continue to Help Feed the Hungry

As part of their ongoing commitment to fighting food insecurity and hunger, Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolinas’ “Feed the Hungry” campaign is continuing to help raise awareness and provide on‐going support to food banks and pantries in its service areas in the Carolinas.

As a result of their efforts, on Saturday, August 19th, Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolinas employees gathered at The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for their 2nd Annual “Feed the Hungry” community event. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina provides food for 34 counties surrounding the Raleigh area.

The Oldcastle Infrastructure team spent the day sorting through potatoes provided from local farmers.  Yes, you read correctly, “potatoes”. Large bins of potatoes were sorted into smaller 8‐lb bags. In all, the team processed 12,000 lbs. of potatoes, which equates to 10,105 meals. All the potatoes were distributed within 24 hours and delivered to other agencies and shared with 5 other locations.

“With over 650,000 people in eastern and central North Carolina who are food insecure, our employee volunteers are eager to be part of this important work to prepare food for those in need across the state,” remarked Kevin Blackwell, Vice President / RGM Carolinas Region at Oldcastle Infrastructure. “I would like to give a big thank you to everyone who gave up their day and volunteered at the Food Bank on Saturday, in Raleigh. Equally important, the day was a lot of fun and definitely for a great cause.”

The mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is: No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Established in 1980, the Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for over 35 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.

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HOUSTON, Texas (September 20, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Houston Quickly Transitions Efforts to Support Employee Family’s, Effected by Hurricane Harvey, Immediate Need for Food, Water, and Shelter

Oldcastle Infrastructure Houston Quickly Transitions Efforts to Support Employee Family’s, Effected by Hurricane Harvey, Immediate Need for Food, Water, and Shelter

On August 25, 2017 one of the worst weather events in United States history made landfall in Houston, Texas. With that said, the Central Region within Oldcastle Infrastructure made preparatory arrangements with the southern plants to prepare for the impact and relief once the storm had passed.

Calls with the plant management team and the regional safety manager were held to ensure all preparations were made for our families and facilities.

After the flooding event unfolded, 2 crisis calls were held daily to report the status of the families. Each plant manager contacted their employees daily to determine their whereabouts, status of their homes and cars, and any special needs.

Employee tracking spreadsheets for both facilities were utilized to assist in disaster planning. Even when the General Manager and Plant Manager became personally impacted by flooding and evacuations, the tracking spreadsheets were seamlessly routed to the Mansfield factory, continuing accountability calls with their southern families.

By Wednesday, August 30th, 95% of the employees and their families were located and their needs identified. Ultimately, 25 families needed to be evacuated, and had some level of damage to their homes, ranging from 3 inches to 3 feet of standing water inside.

With this level of communication and tracking, they could quickly transition their efforts to support the immediate needs of food, water, and shelter. A large U‐Haul truck was obtained and loaded with the necessary supplies and delivered to the Houston teams, along with ensuring every family had a dry place to stay.

Central Region EH&S Manager Joe Malato said, “Oldcastle Infrastructure is a family of families and there is nothing more important than our employees and their families. Getting the supplies to our families was an easy decision to make.”

Many employees throughout the company asked how they could help, consequently Regional Safety Manager, Joe Malato set up a “Go Fund Me” account to assist in purchasing needed materials, in an attempt to return families to their homes.

Central Region Operational Excellence Director, Glenn Stinson stated, “Our Oldcastle Infrastructure family is our greatest asset and it was an honor serving them and their families in an attempt to minimize the impact of the storm. It was through the giving nature of Oldcastle Infrastructure that it was possible to positively impact our employees in such a meaningful manner.

The funds collected in this Go‐Fund Me account were used to purchase drywall, drywall supplies, and other building materials the families needed to get back into their homes.

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LAKESIDE, Calif. (September 5, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lakeside Joins Associated General Contractors Blood Drive

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lakeside Joins Associated General Contractors Blood Drive

On Wednesday July 17th, the Oldcastle Infrastructure Lakeside team (Southern CA Region) participated in hosting a Blood Drive through the Associated General Contractors and the San Diego Blood Bank.

The Associated General Contractors had an overall goal of raising 480 pints of blood over a three‐day period. Joining in the Associated General Contractors Blood Drive were 42 employees, customers and neighboring companies, along with Oldcastle Infrastructure, who hosted Blood Drives at different sites, in San Diego County. The goal was for each company to give at least 20 pints of blood.

Due to the contributing companies’ donations, the Associated General Contractors and the San Diego Blood Bank not only reached their goal but exceeded it with a donation of 517 pints of blood to the San Diego Blood Bank, thus helping to save the lives of 1,551 people.

“It was an honor to chair this event. According to the San Diego Blood Bank, one pint of blood saves 3 lives. Oldcastle Infrastructure Lakeside donated a total of 21 pints, touching the lives of 63 people,” said Sabra Arana, Project Manager at Oldcastle Infrastructure. “I was blown away, as well as very grateful, to be a part of a company team that is more like a family pulling together to give back.”

Regional General Manager Todd Ebbert remarked, “The Oldcastle Infrastructure team partnering with AGC and the San Diego Blood Bank in this important event is a privilege and demonstrates that helping others is part of our contribution to the local communities where we live and work”.

Already signed up to host this awesome event next year, Oldcastle Infrastructure Lakeside has raised their donation goal to 30 pints of blood (90 lives).

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (August 28, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Idaho Falls Receives OSHA VPP Star Recertification

Oldcastle Infrastructure Idaho Falls Receives OSHA VPP Star Recertification

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s production operation at Idaho Falls, Idaho has been recertified as an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award level worksite, the highest level granted.

Working hard to retain and remain committed to their safety culture, Oldcastle Infrastructure of Idaho Falls earned recertification as a VPP Star worksite for 9 years in a row. They attained the recertification after a rigorous review of their written safety and health management systems, ongoing performance and thorough on‐site evaluation by OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) team of safety and health professionals. OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program is the government’s premier safety recognition program.

“The VPP program has pushed us to continually improve our EH&S and I know we are a better business because of it,” stated Cache Elzinga, Oldcastle Infrastructure Site Manager. “The Oldcastle Infrastructure‐Idaho Falls team is very dedicated to their safety program. They have willingly taken over the tasks of Program Managers, BBSO’s and helped to train and watch over one another so that everyone returns home to their families safely.”

“In addition, we would like to thank Eric Harbin, Northwest Regional Administrator with OSHA, for traveling to Idaho Falls and participating in our celebration and presenting the team with a new OSHA VPP Star banner,” said Cache.

Regional Environmental, Health and Safety Manager Ashley Reese remarked, “We are very proud to be able to continue our participation in the VPP Star Program with OSHA Region 10.  We have been an active participant in the VPP Star program since 2008.  This is a great testament to the dedication of our Idaho Falls Team towards Environmental Health and Safety Excellence.”

“One of our core values is employee well‐being,” stated Justin Burgess, local safety lead, during the award ceremony. “A strong safety culture, as recognized by VPP Star, is essential to living that value.”

ADDITIONAL Oldcastle Infrastructure OSHA VPP Star Facilities:

  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Littleton, Colo.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Concord, N.C.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Wilsonville, Ore.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Auburn, Wash.
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure – Chandler, AZ

About Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
Created in 1982, Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize and partner with businesses and worksites that show excellence in occupational safety and health. The Star Program is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Companies in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. These sites are self‐sufficient in their ability to control workplace hazards. Star participants are reevaluated every three to five years, although incident rates are reviewed annually. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 24, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington Participates in 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington Participates in 2nd Annual Blood Drive

Nationwide, approximately 36,000 blood donations are needed each day. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donations from volunteers. To raise awareness about the importance of blood donation, Oldcastle Infrastructure‐Lexington proudly announces their second annual Blood Drive Program.

On Friday, June 16th, 2017, Oldcastle Infrastructure, Lexington, Ky. held their second annual blood drive for the Kentucky Blood Center.   Achieving a new record, 18 volunteers donated blood – 2 more than last year.

Plant Accountant, Tammie Morris, remarked “Our employees recognize the great need for this service and many did not hesitate to step up and give blood to save someone else’s life.  We had McDonald’s breakfast and orange juice to get the blood pumping, as well as snacks from the KBC afterwards!  As you can see by the picture, almost everyone made it.  Just joking!!  There were just a few we could not find when the picture was taken.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure – Lexington hopes to make this an annual event and to beat the previous year’s record every time.

The challenge to other Oldcastle Infrastructure plants ‐ Make this a yearly event as well!  If every plant would participate, just once a year, think of the difference our company could make and how many lives would be saved.

Participants were: standing left to right – Vicente Flores, Tammie Morris, Tyler Terry, Bill Holbrook, Jeff McKinley, Ted Nagel, Linda Bradford, Doug Goodwin, Dave Bolton, Tony Lewis.  Front row – Jesus Cruz, Sergio Centeno, Manuel Macias & Juan Lopez (on ground). Those not pictured are:  Javier Moncayo, Rick Lynch, Patrick McClanahan and Derek Hensley.
Thank you to everyone who participated this year.

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LITTLETON, Colo. (August 15, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Runs Colorado’s Largest Corporate Challenge

Oldcastle Infrastructure Runs Colorado’s Largest Corporate Challenge

Oldcastle Infrastructure joined Colorado’s largest Corporate Challenge by again participating in this year’s 12th annual Colfax Marathon Corporate Cup Relay, presented by Denver’s Kaiser Permanente.

What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile‐High City? Sharing the miles with co‐workers! That’s what Oldcastle Infrastructure did. Three Oldcastle Infrastructure teams displayed their teamwork, camaraderie and community support by completing the Colfax Corporate Cup Relay Challenge. The Corporate Cup Relay has become a huge part of the event, attracting about 6,375 runners on five‐person teams, breaking the distance (26.2 miles) into five legs ranging from 3.5 to 6.5 miles.

Overall 19,000 runners participated in this year’s Colfax Marathon Event – The Ultimate Urban Tour – running the 26.2‐ mile marathon at an elevation of 5,280 feet, competing in the half marathon, the 10‐miler or the Corporate Cup relay. With over 201 charities involved this year, this unique event, The Colfax Marathon Corporate Challenge, brings together thousands of people every year to have fun, be fit, and raise money for charities.

“Involving employees for a team building event, in addition to supporting a local charity, are the reasons why Oldcastle Infrastructure continuously participates in this event,” stated Rachael Schanel, sales representative of Oldcastle Infrastructure. “This year we selected, H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel), a non‐profit program created by employees of the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services in Colorado, as the charity. This organization seeks to fill the needs of local individuals and families that can’t be met by formal welfare programs which provide goods and services to children who are victims of abuse or neglect, vulnerable seniors in the adult protection system, and struggling families and individuals in crisis.”

The Oldcastle Infrastructure Colfax Corporate Cup Relay Teams:
Team 1: Isaac Anthony, Dan Dodson, Jason Herrman, Nate McCready, Kevin Pittman (fill‐in for Andy Burke)
Team 2: Kyle Keaffaber, Devin Bybee, Emily Duewiger, Dave Steevens, Bob Kramer
Team 3: Chris Schneider, Whitney Wilberts, Kyle Wilberts, Rachael Schanel, Keith Yates

Each Team of five employees ran the 26.2‐mile Marathon Relay. Each team member ran a Relay Leg which varies in difficulty. The different Relay Legs were Leg 1: Urban River; Leg 2: No Groans at Sloans; Leg 3: Eclectic Mile High; Leg 4: Screaming Downhill; and finally Leg 5: Downtown River Trek.

The Oldcastle Infrastructure teams started and finished in Denver’s City Park. Ran through Mile High Stadium – home of the Denver Broncos! Ran through Denver Fire Station #1, along seven miles of rivers, lakes and bridges – including Sloan’s Lake. Raced through eclectic neighborhoods, historic Lakewood, the bustle of Colfax Avenue, and downtown Denver – with views of the majestic Rocky Mountains!

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ATLANTA, Ga. (August 4, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region Announces the Recipients of the 2016 East Region Continuous Improvement Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region Announces the Recipients of the 2016 East Region Continuous Improvement Award

The Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region announces the recipients of the 2016 East Region Continuous Improvement Award for most outstanding improvements during 2016. Designated as the winners of this sought‐after award were the Lexington, Ky., Croydon, Pa. and Folsom, N.J. facilities. This award measures the 5 daily fundamentals, best practice implementation, as well as the overall plant safety culture.

Each month, the Oldcastle Infrastructure East Region completes a safety call with a PowerPoint presentation from each plant. In this PowerPoint, one area they showcase is the 5S/Housekeeping improvements made that month. The awards were presented to the top performers.

With Oldcastle Infrastructure’s East Regional President, Jan Olsen, in attendance at each plant, the Lexington, Croydon and Folsom staff were acknowledged as a recipient of this award during a catered celebration.

Jan Olsen presented the coveted gold trophy, along with T‐shirts, to each team.  In addition, he gave everyone a brief recap of the hurdles they faced a few years ago, above and beyond all the great actions that have taken place to drive performance.  He reiterated how important it is to function as a team to achieve sustainable operational excellence.

“Congratulations to all 2016 recipients. It was notably a positive experience at each celebration and I am genuinely proud of all the accomplishments they have achieved. We continue to improve the culture and work environment for all employees while they take pride contributing in it as well.  We absolutely must make our factories a place for all our employees, families and communities to be proud to visit.” said Jan.

Likewise, each plant leadership spoke with respect to how proud of the team they are for taking on so many challenges and keeping their awareness for safety at the forefront of it all.

Area Safety Manager Jennifer Dominick commented, “The teams have taken on several challenges and have seen the benefits of their accomplishments. We are extremely proud of how far everyone has come, but it is a journey, and we will never be done.  That is why it is “Continuous Improvement”.

“Overall, everyone at the Lexington facility was particularly proud of their commitment to striving for excellence and welcoming new challenges in the future!” said Jeff McKinley, General Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington.

In addition, Folsom Operations Manager George Hand II commented, “It was a very positive visit from Jan and all employees are proud of the accomplishments.  We promote teamwork throughout the group and value everyone’s input on the changes we make. We have a positive work environment with a team‐first attitude.”

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LEXINGTON, KY (August 2, 2017)

Lexington Employees Help Veteran in Need

Lexington Employees Help Veteran in Need

Cited by the city for noncompliant sections of sidewalk in front of his residence, Army Veteran Gene Jones contacted contractors who proved to be too costly and realized that since he could not complete the work himself he had a problem.

As luck, would have it, Gene had a good neighbor, retired Oldcastle Infrastructure employee Andy Goodwin. Andy reached out to Oldcastle Infrastructure volunteers in the Lexington, Ky. plant to see if they could help.

Without hesitation, Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington volunteers provided tools, labor and Sakrete, donated by the employees, to renovate Gene’s crumbling sidewalk.

Doug Goodwin, Tony Lewis, and Mark Pedron, along with Andy Goodwin and members of his family, met at Mr. Jones’s residence early on a Saturday morning to beat the heat.  The team cleaned and cleared the sidewalk sections requiring repair by 9:30 a.m. and finished the concrete casting by 11:30 a.m.

“Mr. Jones was very grateful for the help provided by our volunteers,” said Mark Pedron, Plant Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure.  “It was an honor to help Gene. Helping a veteran in need is just a small token of our appreciation for those who have served our country. We are very proud of our employees who give their time to help those less fortunate and those who are in need.”

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NAPOLEON, Ohio (July 27, 2017)

Filling Home of Mercy Awarded “Building a New Tomorrow” Project in Napoleon, Ohio

Filling Home of Mercy Awarded “Building a New Tomorrow” Project in Napoleon, Ohio

The Filling Homes, a faith based provider serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Northwest Ohio, recently acquired a large facility in Napoleon, Ohio. The new Filling Home Community Center offers adult day care services for individuals with disabilities who participate in various social and physical activities, in addition to light work tasks.

On June 2, 2017, Filling Homes held a dedication ceremony and open house at the Filling Homes Community Center, located at 470 Independence Drive in Napoleon, for the donation of a new patio and sidewalk from Oldcastle Infrastructure of Napoleon. The project, estimated at $20,000, was one of four projects selected nationwide for funding through the Build a New Tomorrow project sponsored by Oldcastle Infrastructure’s corporate headquarters.

The project included extending the existing sidewalk to go completely around the building, enlarging the existing patio with pavers, installing a fire pit, raising planter boxes and adding a low perimeter wall around the patio area with pavers manufactured in their facilities. All areas are handicap accessible and available for use by Filling Homes’ clients with developmental disabilities and community members.

Pictured are (front row, from left) Jessica Clapp, client;  Jeremiah Sgro, client; Terri Jo Stover, client; (back row, from left) Joel Mazur, Napoleon city manager; Carol Slight, vice president of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy; Lori Beakas, director of facilities for Lutheran Ministries of Mercy; Tony Schwiebert, client; Mary Ann Benecke, human resources manager for the Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon Plant; Melissa Rupp, client; Jenny Perdew, director of Community Services for Lutheran Ministries of Mercy; and Patrick Masterlasco, plant manager of Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions in Napoleon.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon Plant Manager Patrick Masterlasco spoke to the crowd, gave some history on Oldcastle, and formally dedicated the upgraded area to the clients and staff at the Filling Home Community Center.  Filling Homes leaders addressed the group, expressing their heartfelt appreciation for the gift and offering a blessing.  Together with Filling Home clients, Oldcastle Infrastructure employees planted flowers and enjoyed refreshments.

Masterlasco called the whole experience “humbling”.   He noted, “the Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon, Ohio plant was thrilled to be selected as one of four winning community organization entries for the first Oldcastle Infrastructure “Building a New Tomorrow Challenge” program. This is a wonderful thing for the community and for Filling Homes.   Oldcastle Infrastructure takes pride in giving back to the community and the team members at the Napoleon site are honored to be a part of this project.  Thank you to everyone involved.”

THE PROJECT

The Oldcastle Infrastructure Napoleon team included employee representatives from: production, maintenance, distribution, engineering, purchasing, and human resources, who researched the project, drew the designs, and secured quotes.  Additionally, they contacted Northfield, an Oldcastle company, for the pavers and Northfield generously donated all Belgard paver products for the project.  As a result, with the professional contractors they secured and the labor provided by Oldcastle Infrastructure and Filling Home employees, they confidently fulfilled the challenge.

Work began in the spring.  Napoleon plant employees teamed up with Filling Home employees and manually removed the stone that was in place.  Then, with the assistance of certified landscapers, the patio pavers, walls, paver fire pit and surround wall, paver planter box, and a 6″ X 204′ concrete sidewalk were installed.

“They did a great job, the finished project turned out better than anticipated,” said Masterlasco. “These upgrades make it a much nicer area for the clients to spend time outdoors. It also provides wheelchair access and a safe area for walking exercise for community residents. The finished project was beautiful!”

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FOLSOM, N.J. (July 24, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom Receives Overall Winner American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) Chairman’s Safety Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom Receives Overall Winner American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) Chairman’s Safety Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom, New Jersey received the Overall American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) Chairman’s Safety Award and Individual Plant Safety Award for its innovative wire roller machine safety upgrades.

Safety permeates every aspect of plant operations, and developing innovative improvements to already‐successful safety programs is emphasized at all Oldcastle Infrastructure companies throughout North America, and Folsom, NJ is no exception.

With the intention to improve plant safety, Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom implemented additional safety measures to their wire roller machines in two plants.  As a result, these safety improvements were presented at the ACPA Pipe School and ACPA Show held in Arlington, Texas. Among many entries, Oldcastle Infrastructure Folsom was selected the best among all safety developments presented.

Wire Roller Machine safety upgrades include replacing the rear safety bar with adjustable swing safeties, replacing the cumbersome wire roll center post with adjustable pin centering devices, and adding an infrared interlock to the back of the machine to trigger automatic shutoff if an employee comes too close to the back of the machine.

“The Wire Roller Machine Upgrade Project is the result of a synergistic effort between Maintenance, Production, and Management here in Folsom,” stated Josh Tyler, Oldcastle Infrastructure Assistant Plant Manager. “We are extremely proud of the team for taking ownership of designing and fabricating these upgrades. The safety and efficiency improvements provide a great return on the investment made. After previously winning the Chairman Safety Award in 2004 and 2005 we are honored to once again earn this prestigious award.”

To underscore the industry’s commitment to continuous safety improvements, the American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) established its Chairman’s Safety Awards, which recognize individual plants and/or companies that have implemented successful safety initiatives resulting in a safer and more productive workplace. This is the 15th year of the awards program.

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EDGEWOOD, MD (July 21, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Maryland Employees Volunteer at Maryland Food Bank

Oldcastle Infrastructure Maryland Employees Volunteer at Maryland Food Bank

As the Chesapeake Region and Edgewood employees continue to take part in local community events and volunteer their time, the ongoing need exists to help feed the hungry and the homeless.

On June 2nd, Oldcastle Infrastructure Maryland employees showed their willingness to aid the hungry and support their community by volunteering at the Maryland Food Bank, in Halethorpe, Maryland.

During their time at the food bank, the employees sorted and packaged donated food items which will be delivered to the hundreds of needy people in the area.

“In our community, there live many individuals who are hurting, hungry, homeless and in need of hope. Men, women and children who have faced hard times, managing their best to get by,” expressed Greg Ouimette, Business Development Manager of Edgewood. “Regardless of a person’s situation or circumstance, the Maryland Food Bank distributes food to millions in the area. Not only will they receive a fantastic meal, they receive it with a smile. It was a heartwarming experience for all of us.”

“Like many of our social impact initiatives, the innovation and inspiration comes from our employees who are volunteering in and contributing to their communities,” stated Doug Bruhns, Chesapeake Regional Manager. “Thank you to everyone who volunteered.”

Email Received from the Maryland Food Bank
Thank you for donating your time and energy to fighting hunger in Maryland! Your support makes it possible for us to distribute more than 41 million meals annually through our network of 1,250 distribution partners across the state. Thanks to volunteers like you, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of ending hunger throughout Maryland. Thank you again for believing in our mission and for giving your time!

The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need becoming the leading anti-hunger organization in the state.

As an ongoing commitment to fighting food insecurity and hunger, Oldcastle Infrastructure‐Chesapeake continues to help raise awareness and provide on‐going support to food banks and pantries in its service areas.

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REHOBOTH, Mass. (July 18, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Participates in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greater Providence

Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Participates in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greater Providence

On Friday June 2nd, the Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Region participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Greater Providence, at Pierce Memorial Field, East Providence, Rhode Island, helping the American Cancer Society raise over $53,700.

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society bringing communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to act against cancer.

Over fifty Oldcastle Infrastructure staff and family members participated in Relay for Life of Greater Providence celebrating and supporting everyone who’s been affected by cancer. The event starts with a Survivor’s Lap which acknowledges survivors and their courage, along with providing inspiration to those facing a cancer diagnosis. Followed by a Caregiver’s Lap honoring those who provide selfless acts of support. Accordingly, they often walk with the person they’ve supported. After which, all attendees join in completing as many laps as they choose.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Plant Accountant Dana Bock‐Decoteau commented, “Even though it was a chilly and rainy day, the Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Team had a great time participating in this community event, raising over $3,200 for the local American Cancer Society.  The highlights included walking laps together as a team, cheering on the survivors during the Survivor’s Lap, and of course – the fundraising.”

To raise funds, an Oldcastle Infrastructure Relay for Life fundraising page was created, employees shared the event on FaceBook and emailed their friends and family. Non‐attending staff members made donations as well.

“I was very proud to see the level of participation and support for a great cause,” said Troy Mittler, New England Regional General Manager. “The Oldcastle Infrastructure New England Team is a great group that is always willing to rise to the challenge. This event highlighted the comradery and commitment of the New England Team.  I would like to again thank all the employees for their generous contributions and support.”

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Local Boy in Need of Transplant with Fundraiser and Fun Day

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Local Boy in Need of Transplant with Fundraiser and Fun Day

On April 29th, Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington employees, friends and family members came to show their support, at Oldcastle Infrastructure’s fundraiser for a local boy needing a kidney transplant.

15‐year‐old Alan Ayala was diagnosed with Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) on November 14, 2016. Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is an uncommon disease. It is the result of blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), which can damage organ systems. The areas most commonly affected by MPA include the kidneys, lung, nerves, skin, and joints.

Because of this disease, Alan’s kidneys have failed and he is undergoing dialysis several times a week.  The only lifesaving cure for him is a kidney transplant. However, because of insurance issues, his family must raise a substantial portion of the funds before being considered for a transplant.

Despite many challenges, Alan has remained positive. He loves to play soccer and has dreams of being a lawyer and one day becoming a judge.

After hearing about Alan’s dilemma, Oldcastle Infrastructure organized a fundraiser, held at the Lexington facility, to support and raise money for his transplant. Fun children’s activities were organized, such as face painting and a bounce house, as well as good food to eat and music to listen to. In addition, a raffle was held which included many donated items. Everything came together smoothly to raise money for Alan.

“It was a real pleasure hosting this event for Alan.  He is facing incredible challenges at such a young age, but he and his family are doing everything they can to overcome this horrible disease,” said Jeff McKinley, General Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington. “Our team was blessed to help out in such a small way.  We are pulling for Alan to be able to fulfill all of his dreams.”

With over 100 people in attendance, the fundraising event was a success.  After eating, dancing, and having a great time with Alan’s family, the Oldcastle Infrastructure Team raised over $4,100 towards his transplant, thanks to the generosity of our contributors and employees.

Oldcastle Infrastructure Plant Manager Mark Pedron commented, “After Alan met with the group here, the outpouring of support was immediate. The team showed their support by volunteering time at the event, making calls, coordinating set up and making donations of their own.  I am very proud and thankful for the generosity of our group and our vendors who helped Alan in his time of need.”

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MANSFIELD, Texas (June 23, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Mansfield Participates in Longhorn Boy Scouts of America Fundraiser

Oldcastle Infrastructure Mansfield Participates in Longhorn Boy Scouts of America Fundraiser

On May 18th, members of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Mansfield, Texas facility participated in a sporting clays competition fundraiser, benefiting the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fort Worth, Texas.

The event was hosted by Oncor Electric Delivery, along with Delta Oil & Gas and Hillwood Properties at the Alpine Shooting Range in Ft. Worth, Texas.    Oldcastle Infrastructure Sales Manager Tina Eaton organized two teams comprised of our core customers who install Oldcastle Infrastructure structures for Oncor Electric Delivery, a long valued customer of Oldcastle Infrastructure. The two teams consisted of members from John Burns Construction Company, Larrett Inc., Mission Site Services, and WillBros T&D Services.

More than 250 people from the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area participated in the team‐based sporting clays competition.  Sporting clays is the closest thing to real field shooting of all shotgun sports. Rather than having clay birds thrown from standardized distances and angles as with skeet or trap, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants, other upland birds, and even rabbits.

Furthermore, special guest Ft. Worth City Mayor Betsy Price, ready and willing, anchored a team and provided the keynote speech at the luncheon.

The event was an overwhelming success, raising more than $170,000 for the Boy Scouts of America Scoutreach program which focuses on character development for at‐risk youth in the inner city.

“The event was an enormous opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the youth within our community.  We are honored to join with our business partners to provide essential support for the Longhorn Council Scoutreach program.” said Tina Eaton, Oldcastle Infrastructure Sales Manager.

Jim Greer, Chief Operating Officer for Oncor Electric Delivery applauded the efforts of everyone attending and thanked every participant and sponsor for their support of the program.

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (June 21, 2017)

Plant Expansion for Oldcastle Infrastructure Fuquay‐Varina Includes Addition of Third Overhead Crane and Offices

Plant Expansion for Oldcastle Infrastructure Fuquay‐Varina Includes Addition of Third Overhead Crane and Offices

To continue to meet the growing demand for infrastructure products, Oldcastle Infrastructure initiated a plant expansion of the production capacity at their precast concrete facility in Fuquay‐Varina, North Carolina.

The expansion included additional production space at the north end of their facility which included a third overhead crane, a new employee break room and locker/restroom as well as a new administration office.

“The administration staff is definitely excited about the new office area at Fuquay‐Varina. After working in office trailers for the last six months, the office team is thrilled with their new workplace,” said Craig Cheek, Oldcastle Infrastructure Regional Operations Manager. “We are thrilled with all the great things happening in Fuquay and are very proud of the accomplishments the team has had and we are looking forward to the continued improvements in Fuquay‐Varina.”

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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (June 20, 2017)

Safety Milestone – 2 years Without a Recordable Injury at Oldcastle Infrastructure Morgan Hill

Safety Milestone – 2 years Without a Recordable Injury at Oldcastle Infrastructure Morgan Hill

Oldcastle Infrastructure is proud to recognize the commitment to safety by the team at their Morgan Hill facility. To date, the plant has worked more than 2 years without an OSHA Recordable Injury. Oldcastle Infrastructure Morgan Hill manufactures precast architectural walls for electrical sub‐stations, stores, tract housing and other commercial/industrial sites.

The Morgan Hill facility reached this two‐year safety milestone on March 31, 2017, attaining 126,853 man‐hours without a recordable injury.

“Their commitment to safety is commendable and employee engagement evident through the results they have achieved,” stated Plant Manager Jason Jess. “Each team member has contributed to the strong safety culture on site and the ongoing record of accomplishment continues today. We look forward to the next two years and beyond. Congratulations to everyone at Morgan Hill for attaining this safety milestone.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s relentless and continued safety efforts have created a culture where safety is the most important aspect of their business, because without their employees, servicing their customers is impossible.

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