Archive for May, 2013

2013 Northwest Houston CMC Service Awards

CMC Construction Services Northwest Houston Service Awards

Houston, Texas

Service Awards are given each year in the spring to honor the dedication and commitment employees have given to Commercial Metals Company (CMC). Each year awards are presented to employees that have been with CMC for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 years. This past week Service Awards were presented to employees in our Northwest Houston, Texas location.

In the picture John Ballard (right) was awarded his 15 year Service Award the Houston Northwest Branch Manager Tony Rodiguez.

Congratulations to John Ballard and thank you for all of your hard work over the years.

Staying Safe in the Workplace: Electricity

Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year and rank sixth among all causes of work-related deaths in the United States. With the safety of our employees, customers, and vendors in mind we would like to share some quick safety tips for electricity around the workplace.

  • Inspect tools, power cords, and electrical fittings for damage or wear prior to each use. Repair or replace damaged equipment immediately.
  • Always tape cords to walls or floors when necessary. Nails and staples can damage cords causing fire and shock hazards.
  • Use cords or equipment that is rated for the level of amperage or wattage that you are using.
  • Be aware that unusually warm or hot outlets may be a sign that unsafe wiring conditions exists. Unplug any cords to these outlets and do not use until a qualified electrician has checked the wiring.
  • Risk of electric shock is greater in areas that are wet or damp.
  • Know where the breakers are located in case of an emergency.
  • Label all circuit breakers and fuse boxes clearly.
  • Do not use anything that has exposed wiring.
  • Do not touch a person or electrical apparatus in the event of an electrical accident.
  • Switch tools OFF before connecting them to a power supply.
  • Do not operate tools in an area containing explosive vapors or gases, unless they are intrinsically safe and only if you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Most electrical accidents in the workplace can actually be avoided when proper safety awareness is used. So before undertaking any type of electrical work, plan your job and take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of you and those around you.

Ongoing Product Training at Houston South

Yesterday, part of our Houston area sales staff participated in a classroom training session provided by W.R. Meadows. W. R. Meadows manufactures premium-grade concrete construction products & building materials.

The classroom training included an overview of concrete, its applications, curing compounds, and concrete preparation. These types of ongoing trainings continue to set our sales staff apart with the extensive product knowledge and great customer service.

If you would like to learn more about W.R. Meadows and their full line of products click here.

Westgate Office Complex

Westgate Office Complex

Houston, Texas

The Westgate Office Complex is part of the growing Energy Corridor in West Houston. The office complex was developed by Transwestern and will open this summer after breaking ground in September 2012. The project is pre-certified LEED Silver and will be a three building complete with separate parking structures for each building.

John Ballard (53) and Jimmie Ballard worked with E.E. Reed Construction and supplied tilt-up braces and hardware, bondbreakers, wood, corrugated metal, MEVA Lite and many more products.

Thanks to Jimmie Ballard and John Ballard for their help compiling the images and story for this project.

Additional images for this project can be seen here.

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