ECMS In-House Training

JANUARY 2018 – East Coast Metal Systems (ECMS) held an in-house training session for Valley Interior System crews from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Valley Interior Systems will be working on six of ECMS’ upcoming jobs and asked to bring in the crews who have been as-signed to these jobs to have a professional training session to become more educated and gain experience so that each of these projects are executed efficiently.

The full-day training session consisted of two parts, concepts and building relationships in a class room setting and hands-on replications of on-the-job experiences. During the hands-on training, crews had to unload supplies, read shop drawings, and install metal wall panels on wall fixtures with built-in problems that each team had to overcome. ECMS project managers Tony Lemmon and Lou Steimer instructed the classes and were there for the duration of the training to help and answer questions.

Monte Meyer, Field Superintendent for Valley Interior Systems, also attended the training. “This has been one of the best trainings I have ever been involved with. Tony and Lou answered so many questions and even helped clarify problems that have occurred on our projects in the past.”

Valley Interior Systems hopes to be able to attend additional training sessions in the future along with ECMS. Great job to everyone involved from ECMS, and keep up the good work!

East Coast Metal Systems Holds Official Grand Opening

On August 30th, East Coast Metal Systems, Inc. (ECMS) held its official Grand Opening Event in conjunction with the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Business after Hours.

The event started at 5 p.m. with a blessing of the building by Bishop Michael Joseph Bransfield and a ribbon cutting at 5:30. ECMS Vice President John Trifonoff said, “The official Grand Opening was an opportunity to showcase the new facility as the result of all the hard work and dedication from our East Coast employees.”

The new comprehensive 60,000 square foot metal fabrication facility doubles the production capacity with new equipment, added efficiencies, and expanded the product breadth. The fab-reaction shop utilizes state-of-the art technology to minimize lead times and deliver custom metal products on time, within budget, and within specific tolerances. With this new sheet metal shop, ECMS can now do coil processing which provides an expanded reach for customization and efficiency for field technicians. “We will now be able to better serve our customers locally and throughout the country ” said President and CEO John Kalkreuth.

Now all under one roof, ECMS employees earned a special thanks from Executive Vice President Jim Hurley, “It’s all about our people. It will always be about our people and that’s just what we’re doing, making a better opportunity for them.”

The Grand Opening lasted until around 7 p.m. During the event, facility tours were available for guests to learn about what we do, food and beverages were available and live music was performed by Roger Hoard.

The entire East Coast Metal Systems family extends a special ‘thank you’ to everyone who played a role in the coordination of this event. A special thank you also goes to the dignitaries who attended and shared this special event with us.