On Wednesday, February 21, Project BEST (Building Efficiency Striving Together) held its Awards Gala honoring customers and contractors at the WesBanco Arena where they announced the 2017 Project BEST Award Winners.
East Coast Metal Systems (ECMS) was one of the eight winners of the Construction Awards. ECMS was recognized for their brand new 60,000 square foot metal fabrication facility at the Highlands in Triadelphia, WV. Director of Operations Steve Kerr accepted the award on behalf of ECMS and thanked everyone who was involved.
The new East Coast Metal Systems facility was completed in March of 2017. Designed by Greco Madama Joint Venture and built by General Contractor Colaianni Construction, the facility serves as the center of operations for ECMS.
Pictured above is Ohio Valley Constructions and Employers Council Co-Chair Ginny Favede, Steve Kerr and Co-Chair Bengy Swanson.
Project BEST is a local construction industry labor-management organization developed by the Building and Construction Trades Council and the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council located in Wheeling, WV. The purpose of this organization is to promote jobs for its 6,500 participants by providing quality and safety.
FEBRUARY 2018 – East Coast Metal Systems invited John Marshall High School students to tour the 60,000 square foot metal fabrication facility at the Highlands in Triadelphia, WV and learn more about the company. Altogether, 14 students from John Marshall’s engineering, drafting, IT, welding, business, and accounting Career and Technical Education (CTE) program attended.
During the tour, students were introduced to each aspect of the company to get a better understanding of what we do and to discuss each students’ current career choice. ECMS Draftsman Samuel Harris and Field Engineer Kyle Sowinski started off by giving the students a drafting and engineering presentation followed by a tour of the facility also joined by Director of Operations Steve Kerr. Following the tour, Human Resources Representative Julie Magers gave a presentation regarding the qualities of a successful job candidate and interview strategies.
John Marshall students who are within the CTE program have now been given the opportunity to shadow ECMS employees in their field of interest. Overall, students asked many questions and showed sincere interest in this opportunity. We are excited about this next step with John Marshall, and we hope to provide more opportunities to local high school and college students in the future.