Fall 2017

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Heavy Opens Gehl Dealership

Heavy Equipment Services is now a Gehl equipment dealership.  Gehl offers a line of compact equipment including skid loaders, compact excavators and telescopic handlers.  Heavy will sell and rent Gehl equipment to construction and agriculture users and Gehl will provide a nice complement to Heavy’s other offerings.

Mechanical Buys Pitlor Mechanical

Pitlor Mechanical a 100-year old mechanical contractor based in Omaha, Nebraska was recently acquired by Mechanical Inc.  Pitlor performs approximately $25 million in plumbing, HVAC piping, and service work in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa.  The company will continue to operate under the Pitlor Mechanical name.

New Tech Center Open

The Helm Group recently opened their new Technology Center.  The facility includes a data center for all infrastructure technology systems, 30 CAD work stations, and a Building Information Modeling Collaboration Center.  The Tech Center is located on the company’s Freeport campus.

Mechanical Inc Wins Great Lakes Safety Award

Mechanical Inc recently won the Safety Achievement Award from the Great Lakes Construction Association for outstanding accomplishments in achieving an exemplary safety record during 2016. With Mechanical’s commitment to safety, a culture of safe work, and dedicated safety personnel,  awards like this are welcomed but are not surprising. Mechanical’s EMR is well below industry averages. Commitment to safety is everyone’s job. Thanks to all Mechanical workers for their ongoing commitment to safety.

Mechanical Inc Partnership with Freeport High School

From the article:
“Mechanical Inc. is one of the companies that is collaborating with FHS on career opportunities. FHS has a CAD class that closely aligns with the skillset needed for Mechanical. Mechanical appointed an employee to work with the FHS instructor and identify the students that would make good future employees. They then developed a contest for the students and awarded a cash prize to the winners. Mechanical was also able to provide student internships for the summer.”

Read the entire article here:
Freeport Principal’s View: Connecting the workforce with the classroom