GARDEN CITY, KANSAS --- October 10, 2016 –– Shambaugh & Son L.P., an EMCOR company, announced today its employees, along with those of its client, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and subcontractors McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Tetra Pak Inc, the entire project work force, and many others including St. Catherine Hospital representatives, elected officials of Garden City and Finney County, and fine citizens donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled to form EMCOR’s signature giant human Pink Hard Hat Ribbon---the first ever to be formed in Kansas---in a visible “Call to Action” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and EMCOR’s 8th Annual “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” campaign. The event was held at Dairy Farmers of America’s new plant construction site in Garden City, Kansas.
A $30,000 check, from individual donations and contributions, was presented by Shambaugh & Son, DFA, McCarthy, and Tetra Pak to The Breast Center at St. Catherine Hospital. Mr. Scott Taylor, President & CEO, St. Catherine Hospital, accepted the check.
Alan Low, Sr. Vice President, Shambaugh & Son, presented a Pink Hard Hat plaque to Alan McEntee, Program Manager, Dairy Farmers of America; Noah Perry, Project Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; and Graham Archer, General Manager Cheese, Evaporation & Drying, Tetra Pak; each spoke passionately about their organizations’ support for breast cancer awareness.
“This is EMCOR’s 8th consecutive year of spearheading the national Pink Hard Hat initiative. Over the years people have come forward to say they believe this unique way of raising awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening has had a positive impact on their own lives or that of a loved one,” stated Paul Meyers, Jr., P.E., CEO, Shambaugh & Son. "Many of our employees wear hard hats on a daily basis for personal protection, and we’re proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR Shambaugh Pink Hard Hat in October to raise awareness for breast cancer, reminding women and men they can help protect themselves by getting screened."
Shambaugh & Son employees will be joined by thousands of additional EMCOR employees nationally wearing Pink Hard Hats during October at hundreds of work sites, ranging from hospitals to bridges, malls to military bases, and data centers to refineries.
The “multiplier effect” continues as even more people are reached with the “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” message when EMCOR employees take the Pink Hard Hats home each night and they are seen by spouses, daughters, sisters, neighbors, and many others.
Millions more people will be reached nationally by EMCOR’s fleet of 7,000+ service vehicles, including Shambaugh & Son vehicles, which are displaying Pink Hard Hat posters during October with the “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” campaign message.
Visit EMCOR’s Pink Hard Hat site: http://www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat
About Shambaugh & Son, L.P.
Founded in 1926, Shambaugh & Son is one of the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., performing over $500 million of construction per year with over 2,000 employees throughout 50 states. Shambaugh specializes in the full range of new and retrofit construction for industrial, commercial, institutional, food processing, medical, commercial, and bio-fuel projects. The scope of work entails the self-performance of ten broad disciplines, including mechanical, plumbing, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, fire protection, temperature controls, and high and low voltage systems. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Shambaugh has offices in Indianapolis, Lafayette, and South Bend, IN; Detroit and Kalamazoo, MI; Chicago, IL; Toledo, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Louisville, KY; Brea, CA. Shambaugh is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® company with estimated 2016 revenues of ~$7.4B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The ~33,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
About Tetra Pak Inc
For more than 60 years, Tetra Pak has delivered innovations that make our customers' businesses more profitable and provide customers all over the world with safe, affordable food. Using Tetra Pak proven technology, we offer a complete portfolio of equipment for both processing and packaging for a broad array of products, from cheese, dairy and ice cream, to beverages, prepared foods and cosmetics. We supply complete systems for processing, packaging and distribution, designed to optimize the use of resources and get the most out of the raw ingredients. Our processing systems are not only developed to treat the products gently, but also to minimize the use of raw materials and energy during manufacture and subsequent distribution. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and to enhancing the environmental performance of our products and solutions. From raw material intake to the final packing process, we deliver the best engineering, equipment, processes and automated control to suit our customers’ needs. Contact us for complete plant expertise. Moving food forward. Together. Processing with Tetra Pak.
About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters in 1931 and is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties in southwest Kansas. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference.