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Wm. T. Spaeder Golf Outing

July 11, 2019

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!

Trench Safety Stand-Down

June 26, 2019

In the U.S., more than 800 construction workers die every year while on the job. One of the most dangerous types of construction work is trenching.

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

June 12, 2019

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. 

Wm. T. Spaeder Fab Shop Fly Through #1

June 6, 2019

Here is a quick fly through of our fabrication facility where you can view the basic layout and capabilities.  We had a little fun with this:)

Skid Design & Pre-Fabrication for Georgia Power Plant

May 28, 2019

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) was …

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

May 20, 2019

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 indust …

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

April 26, 2019

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 Pavilio …

Are There Poison Pills In Your Tech Stack?

March 28, 2019

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’ performanc …

Fire Protection Group Helps Sponsor Race Car

March 26, 2019

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

March 24, 2019

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 …

Helm at the Helm

March 9, 2019

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 …

The “Lean” Construction Technologist

February 25, 2019

About a year ago I asked Jake Olsen of LINQ to recommend a book to give me a better idea of how tech startups work, knowing that Jake had a background in successful startups and understood the industry as it relates to construction technologies. He recommended Eric Ries’s book “The Lean Startup.” The book opened my eyes to how many parallels exist …

Wm. T. Spaeder Expands into Pittsburgh

January 8, 2019

The Pittsburgh office opened on June 2018. The need for the Pittsburgh office arose from the increasing opportunities we were starting to receive in the Pittsburgh area.