Did you know that last year it was estimated that approximately 550,000 youth and young adults under the age of 23 experienced homelessness for longer than a week? More than half of those individuals were under the age of 18. 50% of homeless youth are unsheltered, either sleeping outside or in a place not meant for human occupancy.
This year on Giving Tuesday, which was December 1st, ECMS supported our local Youth Services System by participating in their annual Sleep Out and raising awareness for an issue that greatly affects our society. In participating in this great community event, Diane Trifonoff and Tiffany Wildern worked together to build a shelter out of cardboard that can be livable. Our theme was “Providing A Roof For The Youth” because so often we forget that something like a roof is a luxury for many of us.
*Our house won “Best Use of Materials” for the Wheeling SleepOut 2020! Way to go, Diane and Tiffany!
ECMS understands specifications and the time it takes to put together a project manual. To ease this task, they have created their own specifications for each of their tested systems that are based off the Metal Construction Association’s (MCA) Master Specification.
To take it one step further, East Coast Metal Systems can now be found on BSD SpecLink! This specification software allows architects and spec writers to create specs up to 70% faster. We are excited for this development and hope that it can help our friends in the spec writing world!
Today, we celebrate National Women’s Equality Day and the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that gave women the right to vote. Women have made such a positive impact on our society and even more so, our industry.
We would like to thank all women, with a special shoutout to the women in the construction industry. With only 9% of the construction industry being female, we encourage all women to learn about all the opportunities our industry has to offer from trade positions to CEO. Equal opportunity is part of the foundation of our company. We are here to empower women and all employees and encourage productivity and economic growth.
As we work towards a world of full equality, we want every woman to know “We stand with you.” If you are interested in one of our open positions or to learn more about ECMS, please email [email protected]
On June 25th, East Coast Metal Systems hosted REPS of Ohio for a training session at our facility in Triadelphia, WV. It’s always great to catch up with the team and figure out how we can work together to achieve the best results!
Pictured left to right: Katie Friday, Steve Kerr, Tiffany Wildern, Jennifer Hessler, Bob Andrus, Bill Spencer, John Trifonoff, Ryan Dietz, and Bill Lewis
East Coast Metal System’s estimating and sales team completed a ten-week sales training course presented by the Sales Transformation Group. The course was shaped around tools that help companies attract new customers, maintain relationships with present and past customers, and learn new ways to increase closing rates. One of the sections of the course focused on the individual and while the team as a whole is important, it is only as strong as each player. This aspect of the course helped our team see the importance of taking care of yourself, physically and mentally, and holding yourself to higher standards in order to perform your job to the best of your ability.
Vice President, John Trifonoff stated, “This course was great for our team, they were able to provide us with references that were easy to understand and follow. We have implemented some of their suggestions and plan to meet once a month as a group to discuss the new tactics and what we need to change or are seeing in the industry.” We look forward to seeing ECMS’s continued success!