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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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 12, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s San Diego Plant Achieves One Year Without an OSHA Recordable Injury

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s San Diego Plant Achieves One Year Without an OSHA Recordable Injury

– On April 1, 2017, Oldcastle Infrastructure San Diego achieved one year of work, 88,984 man‐hours, without an OSHA Recordable (Medical Treatment) Injury. Reaching this safety goal is an important achievement and testament of the commitment and focus to safety the employees at the San Diego manufacturing facility are demonstrating.

Since 2012, after joining Oldcastle Infrastructure, the San Diego business has undergone major changes, some of which is adding new product lines; increasing availability of different precast products to the Southern California region; and nonstop preparation moving into a new plant. Nevertheless, their commitment to safety came first.

“Achieving one year without a recordable injury is an incredible accomplishment. We maintain employee safety as a primary focus for our teams as well as our customers,” said Bobby Gifford, Oldcastle Infrastructure San Diego, Plant Manager. “I am very proud to be a part of a group that’s so dedicated to keeping each other safe.”

Likewise, Southern California EH&S Manager Adriana Ramirez remarked, “The Team “down South” has undergone several major changes in the last couple of years and the fact that they have kept safety in the forefront speaks volumes to their character and commitment. Under those circumstances, we are very proud of this team and their accomplishments.  We look forward to a bigger, better, safer Team in Lakeside!”

Also, present to congratulate the San Diego Team was Southern California Regional General Manager Todd Ebbert who stated, ” I am extremely proud of our team and the focus they have on safety as well as quality and customer service. Working a year without an OSHA Recordable Injury is a key leadership realization that is highly valued and sought after in our industry. So, this safety achievement is due to the great teamwork and care for all members of our operation. The group has shown that safety is important on each task they perform, every time, every day. As a result, we are making sure everyone goes home safely to enjoy quality time with their family and friends. Congratulations to the entire San Diego team who continues to perform safely while in the process of plant relocation preparations and not letting anything distract them in their goal of Zero Injuries. ”

The San Diego Team celebrated their achievement by attending a San Diego Padres baseball game, at the “Sun Diego Beach”, who took on the Colorado Rockies.

Oldcastle Infrastructure operates with a commitment to provide a safe work environment for each of its employees. The company’s vision statement encourages employees to work toward exceeding expectations every day and practicing safe working habits is part of that goal.

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (June 7, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Fuquay‐Varina Achieves Two Years without an OSHA Recordable Injury

Oldcastle Infrastructure Fuquay‐Varina Achieves Two Years without an OSHA Recordable Injury

Oldcastle Infrastructure enthusiastically congratulates the employees and safety staff at their North Carolina Fuquay‐Varina manufacturing facility in achieving two years without an OSHA recordable injury.

An OSHA recordable injury occurs when an employee sustains an injury which requires medical treatment beyond first aid, as well as one that causes days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, or loss of consciousness or death.

The Fuquay‐Varina facility reached this two‐year safety milestone on March 18, 2017, attaining 120,506 man‐hours without an injury. Their commitment to safety is commendable and employee engagement evident through the results they have achieved.

Fuquay‐Varina Plant Manager Steve Zimny attributes this achievement to the team culture of “having each other’s back”. The Safety Program in Fuquay is team driven. Monthly safety themes and focus areas are reinforced daily and communicated through huddle meetings, white board discussions and stand downs to discuss opportunities that arise from hazard assessments and reports from their internal Risk Connect program.

As the Operations Manager for the Carolina Region, Craig Cheek, as well as the Carolina’s Regional General Manager, Kevin Blackwell, remarked, “We are extremely proud of the team for this accomplishment and the strides the Fuquay‐ Varina location has made in their ongoing safety commitment to their employees, facility and well‐being.”

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NEWNAN, Ga. (May 17, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Fourth Annual Abby’s Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Fourth Annual Abby’s Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day

During the weekend of April 22nd, Oldcastle Infrastructure Georgia employees and their families came to support, participate and help in the 4th annual Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day, held annually at Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan, Georgia. This day was selected to celebrate Angel Abby Bacho and bring families together for a day to honor Abby’s gift of life on Christmas Day 2012, to bring awareness to organ donation and to have fun!

Abby’s Angels Foundation is named in honor of Abby Bacho, daughter of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Georgia Engineering Manager Steve Bacho, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in December 2012 when a distracted teen driver ran a traffic light and collided with the Bacho’s vehicle.

In honor of Abby, Steve and his wife Natalie, their family and their friends established Abby’s Angels Foundation which supports children and families in need through what is called “Abby’s Closets” in area schools, through outreach programs for children who have lost a sibling, through programs that inform drivers of all ages about the hazards of distracted driving, and offer help to families whose children give life through organ donation.

Georgia Regional General Manager Gene Drake commented, “This is a fantastic event and our team is enthusiastic and determined to support and participate in such a worthy cause again this year and in the years to come.  Steve and his family are wonderful people and their ability to turn grief into generosity and hope for so many children is truly inspiring. This event has continued to grow every year to where they need additional help to continue their mission. So, in addition to sponsoring and running or walking, our team helped with the set up and clean up as well.”

Steve Bacho added, “My wife and I continue to be humbled and amazed by the Foundation’s reach and the positive impact it continues to have.  Support from local business, volunteers, and national sponsors, such as Oldcastle Infrastructure, make the work of Abby’s Angels Foundation possible”.

The foundation is now servicing over 30 schools and it has become an overwhelming task for Natalie to service all of them by herself.  Therefore, the Oldcastle Infrastructure Georgia employees have volunteered to help sort inventory and stock the closets throughout the year.

ABOUT ABBY’S ANGELS FOUNDATION
Abby’s Closets are designated private spaces in schools that foster acceptance and hope.  These special spaces provide school supplies to underprivileged students while reflecting Abby’s personality.  To date, 30 elementary, middle and high schools have been given the gift of an Abby’s Closet in addition to Angels House in Newnan, GA and Our House in Auburn, AL.

Abby’s Angels Foundation also partners with Fear This 4 Life, Inc. (Teen Vehicle Operations Course) that teaches accident avoidance skills to teen drivers and has successfully trained over 300 teens and young adults since their first class in 2014.  Due to the generosity of supporters, nine $1000 college scholarships have been awarded to eligible seniors who completed this course.  Abby’s Angels Foundation provides these courses at a reduced fee for each student.

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VANDER, N.C. (May 12, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolina Region Kicks Off 2017 Giving Back to the Community

Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolina Region Kicks Off 2017 Giving Back to the Community

No practical jokesters were present on April 1, 2017, just committed volunteers from Oldcastle Infrastructure’s North Carolina Region.  Kicking off their “2017 Carolina’s Give Back to the Community” initiative, employees and family members from Oldcastle Infrastructure Vander, N.C., worked hard cleaning up a 4‐mile area in Fayetteville for the community’s Annual Citywide Cleanup Day.

Each Oldcastle Infrastructure plant in the Carolina region has made a commitment to give back to their communities in 2017 through several different volunteer programs.

For this reason, the Vander N.C. team selected Fayetteville’s Annual Citywide Cleanup program from a list of proposed projects. As a result, Vander completed the first 2017 Carolina regional community service.

Last year the annual city wide cleanup resulted in 553 volunteers picking up 11,480 pounds of litter. Each year the cleanup teams are given T‐shirts, trash bags, bottled water, and gloves to complete the trash removal. Lunch is also provided to the volunteers.

Committed to having the Carolina regional facilities give back to their communities, Carolina’s Regional General Manager Kevin Blackwell explained that everyone benefits from philanthropic efforts. Giving back to the community in any way, shape, or form is a win‐win proposition.

“We are very proud of the Vander team for being the first to accomplish this in 2017. Our team members feel great about helping others,” stated Kevin.

Regional Operations Manager Craig Cheek remarked, “I would like to give a special thank you to Keoki Broad and Glenn Johnson for planning the community service project and thank everyone who donated their time for this cause. As a matter of fact, we received a great deal of positive feedback from the community and the team enjoyed the camaraderie.”

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PERRIS, Calif. (April 26, 2017)

Jon Grafton Awarded Precast Concrete Institute Fellows Recognition

Jon Grafton Awarded Precast Concrete Institute Fellows Recognition

R. Jon Grafton, Peng., Business Development Manager for Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Western Region, was honored as a PCI Fellow at the 2017 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Convention and National Bridge Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

PCI Fellows are awarded this recognition for their outstanding contributions to the precast concrete structures Industry and to PCI in the areas of education, research, design, production, quality, erection, marketing, and management.

Currently active in PCI and serving on the Pavement, Bridge, and Bridge Producers committees, Jon was recently appointed to the PCI Board of Directors and Chair of the Transportation Activities Council. He received PCI’s Robert J. Lyman Award in 2005 for his paper “Precast Concrete Design‐Construction of San‐Mateo‐Hayward Bridge Widening Project.”

Jon has participated in many industry research programs at the University of California at San Diego, the University of Nevada at Reno, and Iowa State University. He participated as a committee member in the Precast Seismic Structural Systems Research Program (PRESSS), the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 12‐57 and 12‐74, and the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Review Panel for Precast Concrete Pavement.

Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering in 1979, he joined Conforce Structures, a major precast concrete manufacturing company in Western Canada, working in both the pretensioned and post‐tensioned fields of prestressed concrete.

In 1990, Jon moved to California to join Pomeroy Corp., serving in various capacities of increasing responsibility, and finally serving as the president from 2003 to 2013. Pomeroy was acquired, in the fall of 2013, by Oldcastle Infrastructure, where Jon currently serves as business development manager for the Western Region.

For his commitment to PCI and the Precast/Prestressed concrete Industry, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is proud to honor R. Jon Grafton as a PCI Fellow.

PCI Fellows are nominated by the Fellows Nominating Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors. They are either current or former PCI members.

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