On Friday, February 5th, people across the country wore red to spread awareness for women’s heart disease and risk of stroke. National Wear Red Day is supported by the American Heart Association and National Heart Health Month.
At East Coast Metal Systems’ Headquarters in Triadelphia, WV, our team can be seen showing their support for National Heart Health Month!
In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th, East Coast Metal Systems highlighted one of their several law enforcement projects.
Utilizing our EC-200 Dry Joint Rainscreen System, ECMS fabricated over 8,000 square feet of metal composite material (MCM) for this police headquarters located in Oklahoma City, OK. With both interior and exterior panels, the architect ADG did a great job of adding a modern aesthetic to a building that houses an institution dating back to the mid-1800s. This project was completed a few years ago and is still one of our favorite projects to showcase!
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!
If you see some new faces around East Coast Metal Systems, be sure to say “Hello!” and give a warm welcome to our new and returning interns! We are so thrilled to be a part of their learning experiences during their Summer 2020 Internships. We hope that you will take away new knowledge this summer that will help you in your careers later on down the line.
Pictured left to right- Front row: Katie Friday (Sales Intern), Jacob Hawthorne (CAD Intern), Kyle Wensel (Logistics Intern).
Pictured left to right- Back row: Omar Scharffenorth (Estimating Intern), Jeff Sedlock (Production Intern), Ashley Dibling (CAD Intern), Jared John (Production Intern)
East Coast Metal Systems held its 3rd Annual independent sales representative advisory board meeting. The meeting went great and we received up-to-date feedback about what was going on in the industry from those who get to see all the different aspects every day. One topic that was covered that we can all relate to is how COVID-19 is changing the way things operate, especially for our representatives.
Another popular topic discussed was the large sales rep meeting at the beginning of October. After much consideration, it was decided to move forward in a modified manner. It will take place at East Coast Metal System’s office in Triadelphia, West Virginia, but will also be offered virtually for those who would rather not travel due to COVID-19. During this meeting, we will cover the ECMS basics. This will include what we need to do to support each other in sales, vendor information, and install training information. The goal of the meeting is to add value to the day to day operations of our sales representatives with the hope to increase relationships and closing rates. We look forward to meeting the new reps as well as catching up with those who have been with us through the years!