The fourth and final quarter of 2019 is almost behind us and it was a period of forward movement as we strengthened our position here in the Central Florida market. One specific example is the Scanning/Coring services we are providing. Ian Shubin, also known as “Sir Scans A lot”, has proven himself to be an excellent Scanning/Coring operator. This last quarter we have performed this work for Coastal Mechanical at Advent Health-Altamonte, Winter Park Construction and the Skyline Apartment project. 200 hours of locate/coring for Protogroup LLC at the Daytona Convention Center-South Tower project and 100 locate only hours for Mid-State Metals at Orlando International Airport-Terminal C Parking Structure. In other areas, we have excelled drilling 230+ holes for Barton Malow at Kroger Groceries (see details in the Notable Project section). Brassfield & Gorrie has kept us busy with cutting/coring services with Westley Davilla on the Celebration Hospital tower addition. Coty Sexsmith, Westley Davilla and “lil Joe” Derico cut and demoed areas of 12”-24” thick slab/footer at Bert Fish Memorial-Orange City, and multiple operators doing various scopes of work on the Advent Health-Altamonte Hospital. SGL Constructors on the Ultimate I-4 project shows no signs of slowing down, with $75,000.00 of coring, wire sawing, bridge deck, girder and underground structures cut or modified in October/November alone, we still have $75,000.00 of contract work ahead of us for the 1st quarter of 2020 on the books.
It’s not all work and no play…… In October we held our annual bowling party at Splitsville in Disney Springs for the employees and their spouses. Everyone had a great time and even one of our guys who had a broken collarbone was able to participate (with the assistance of a kid’s ball launcher).
One of the company’s Core Values is “Exceeding Customers Expectations”. One of the ways we achieve this goal is to use our experience and resources to develop means and methods to accommodate job specific equipment requirements. Jose Sala and Joshua Lietel did just that designing our new self-contained, cart mounted, vacuum based hydraulic coring rig. The rig has the drill stand, CB 35 hydraulic unit mounted on a modified flatbed cart and is complete with a vacuum pump and base mounted on the rear to perform coring without the need to set anchors. While designed specifically for the Barton Malow project, it will be able to speed up drilling processes when drilling large diameter holes in sidewalks for bollards or tree planters, as well as drilling holes in asphalt/concrete tarmac for new lighting cans.
From concept to fabrication and into service, they did a great job and the rig worked beyond our expectations. Thank you for excellent work guys!
Another Core Value of Speedy is “People Promote Themselves”. With that in mind, I would like to formally congratulate Danny Price on his new position as “Safety Director” for the entire Speedy Corporation. Danny has excelled through the ranks over his 20+ years and “promoted” himself from Ft. Lauderdale Operator, to a Trainer at our training center in Jacksonville, to operations as the 2nd Ops Manager in our Orlando office and now as Safety Director for Corp. We miss having Danny here every day, but his great attitude, huge heart and infectious laughter is big enough for us all to share. In closing, I would like to thank every member of our team, not only in management, shop and field, but also those off site that help make us successful, including Tim Lee and his team in fabrication. Ellen Littman, Haydee Gil and Laura Bravo in accounts payable department. Tara Phillipp and our newest addition to the HR Department, Leighann Delvaille. Marie Brownstein, John Masterson and Denise Bartlette in the cash, assets and accounts payable dept.
I hope everyone has a safe and blessed holiday season and that you make the most of this down time to spend with friends and family. See you all in 2020!