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WICU Channel 12 Interviews CEO Jay Spaeder

WICU Channel 12 Interviews CEO Jay Spaeder

Paul Wagner from WICU Channel 12 visited our offices last week to do a segment on the Wm. T. Spaeder Company for “Giving You the Business.” He conducted interviews with our CEO, Jay Spaeder, as well as Frankie Davis, our VDC Coordinator, and Jay Roehrig, our Fire Protection Fabrication Foreman.

Congratulations, Tom Kaspick

Congratulations, Tom Kaspick

We are pleased to announce that Thomas E. Kaspick was promoted to Sales Manager. Tom will be expanding his technical water treatment duties, to include soliciting our customers and educating them about our other products and services that we have to offer. Tom will report to Steve Eastbourn, Pre-Construction Manager and Tom will have two employees reporting to him.

Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

The leaves may still be falling, but brings us closer to our old friend, Old Man Winter. The decreasing temperatures will lead to icy conditions outside. Sometimes, you may find that ice trying to sneak its way into your home and cause thousands of dollars of water damage.

“Cutting” Edge Technology & Safety

“Cutting” Edge Technology & Safety

For the Wm. T. Spaeder, technology is a means of our present and our future. We pride ourselves in utilizing cutting edge technologies to develop and create complex, yet, seamless projects for our customers. This technology assists us in project layout, fabrication & pre-fabrication and, in turn, meeting our project budgets.

Kicking off the 2019 NSC Congress & Expo with Mick Ebeling

Kicking off the 2019 NSC Congress & Expo with Mick Ebeling

Every year the National Safety Council puts on a Congress and Expo for safety and related professions to attend and enhance their efforts in their current job roles. For anyone who works in safety, like any job, there are many pros and cons. For many of us, one of the biggest positives about being a safety professional is that it enables us to influence many lives and aspects of the business.

A Safety Intern’s Perspective

A Safety Intern’s Perspective

My journey with Wm. T. Spaeder began two years ago when I contacted former Safety Director, Lee Zeigler. I spoke with him about working as a safety professional. He provided insight to what kind of responsibilities one might have in the safety profession. After talking with Lee, I took some time to decide if I wanted to pursue a career in safety. I then made the decision to register for classes at Slippery Rock University in January of 2018 and began working on my degree in Safety Management.

2019 Mid-Year Company Newsletter

2019 Mid-Year Company Newsletter

Check out the Wm. T. Spaeder Company Newsletter. In this publication, we do a brief recap of this past half year and provide you with some sneak peaks at future events and projects.

Is Your Tech Stack too Wicked to be Kind?

Is Your Tech Stack too Wicked to be Kind?

First is that construction projects, and in particular the jobsite, are extremely difficult to standardize. Goals, procedures, materials, standards, and even building methodology tend to be very different from project to project. The contractor, and even more the specialty trades, are often not in the position to set standards and must adjust their practices and standards to match those imposed upon them by the project requirements.

Wm. T. Spaeder Golf Outing

Wm. T. Spaeder Golf Outing

June 22nd was the perfect day for the Wm. T. Spaeder annual golf outing at Beechwood Golf Club.  There was a fantastic turnout of both customers and employees enjoying the scenic views and friendly competition.  Congratulations to all the winners that participated and we hope to see you next year!

Wm. T. Spaeder Co. – Over One Hundred Years

Wm. T. Spaeder Co. – Over One Hundred Years

The Wm. T. Spaeder Company has been a family run business since the early 1900’s.  From this time, we’ve seen many changes in the economy and innovations in construction technology.  We’ve continued to grow and expand, adapting, learning and thriving on the challenges that come with all the turns and twists of the industry within which we work. 

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

In late 2018, Wm.T. Spaeder was contracted by a water treatment design firm to design and fabricate thirteen (13) unique equipment skids for a large power plant in Georgia. This power plant was in the process of decommissioning their settling ponds and replacing them with a new wastewater treatment system to treat flue gas desulfurization (FGD) waste as mandated by new EPA regulations and these skids will become part of that complex treatment process.

Wm. T. Spaeder Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down

Wm. T. Spaeder Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down

After adding more than 50,000 jobs in January alone, the construction industry shows no signs of slowing down. As more people join the workforce, our commitment to worker safety is even more important. Although falls from heights decreased from 2016 to 2017 according to BLS data, falls are still the leading cause of death in the construction industry – they can and should be prevented.

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

Wm. T. Spaeder & New Health Industry Expansions in Erie, PA

With the upcoming health insurance split-up between Highmark and UPMC, both Allegheny Health Network and UPMC has taken steps to update their facilities. Our company was happy to contribute our services to the various plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection work at each facility including the Allegheny Health Network East Side Health & Wellness Pavilion, AHN St. Vincent Hospital and UPMC Hamot.

Are There Poison Pills In Your Tech Stack?

Are There Poison Pills In Your Tech Stack?

As the industry embraces the position of Construction Technologists, they are becoming the people most responsible for building the technology infrastructure. This infrastructure, often called a technology stack, is the foundation that enables many of our most valuable processes. Selecting the right tech can be critical to our companies’ performance and ability to grow.

Fire Protection Group Helps Sponsor Race Car

Fire Protection Group Helps Sponsor Race Car

One of the many things we enjoy doing as a company is sponsoring local businesses, events and people.  One of these sponsorship activities this year involves Shawn Smith and his Wingless Sprint Car.  Shawn travels all around the country “kicking up dirt” and doing what he loves, and in some ways, we’re right there with him.

The Binsky Kickoff and the Value of Questions

The Binsky Kickoff and the Value of Questions

This last week I went to the MCAA annual conference and was able to see Brian Helm of The Helm Group/Mechanical Inc. take his place as president for the upcoming year. I think it would be obvious to anyone that has been reading my articles or knows me that I think that technology adoption and integration is the number one factor in deciding whether a company or even a group of companies, will be relevant in construction over the next decade.

Helm at the Helm

Helm at the Helm

This last week I went to the MCAA annual conference and was able to see Brian Helm of The Helm Group/Mechanical Inc. take his place as president for the upcoming year. I think it would be obvious to anyone that has been reading my articles or knows me that I think that technology adoption and integration is the number one factor in deciding whether a company or even a group of companies, will be relevant in construction over the next decade.