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United Services Group celebrates 4th Anniversary

To all our customers, employees, and vendors:

First and foremost, Thank you. Why there are too many individuals to name here who took a chance on us as either a customer, employee or vendor, know that we are extremely honored that you provided us an opportunity to build this company. Without every one of you, we wouldn’t be here today celebrating our fourth anniversary.

When we came together in 2013 to form United Services Group, we envisioned a specialty services company based on service excellence. This philosophy was driven by three things: being the safest company in the industry, providing the best quality in the industry, and most importantly, the individuals we employ.  Today, we are a power industry leader because of this commitment.

To our clients and customers:  Even though the both of us had built relationships as well as achieved industry successes at different organizations, we thank you for believing in us. We appreciate your willingness to take a chance on us during our infancy years. From day one, we didn’t want to be just a contractor, but as your partner, who would help find ways to make your projects successful.  To this day, we continue to make this commitment by providing accurate cost assessments as well as confident scheduling for your project needs. These assessments along with our field experience have enabled us to complete our job scope and deliver our projects on time, ahead of schedule, and under budget.

To our employees: We are humbled by your commitment to our team and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. From our first day in business, we built a company culture, both on-site and in our home office, to encourage each of you to take a hands-on approach in all aspects of our company for continual company improvement and advancement. I can say your willingness to challenge different aspects of our organization has allowed us to grow exponentially during these first four years and for that, we are extremely thankful. As we continue to grow, we will continue to challenge each of you to provide the safest, quality-driven services to every customer daily. As we move forward, we will continue to recognize and honor each of you.

To our vendors: Thank you for seeing our vision and working with us from the very beginning. We relied on you to provide us with various services, equipment, and products with stringent deadlines and you have delivered. We are thankful to have built such successful relationships with you to allow our business to grow. We will continue to rely on you.

During these last four years, we have been thankful for our growth, but we will not rest on our laurels.  We are committed to our vision of being a company built on service excellence.  We will continue to push all aspects of our business to be better, more successful, and we’re driven to be the industry name for project success.

In these four years, all of us have contributed to over 450+ projects, employing over 500 individuals, working over 700,000 man hours without a lost time injury or accident, maintaining a welding reject rate of less than two percent, we have formed and started five United Services Group subsidiaries, built an equipment fleet, and purchased a company headquarters.  None of this would have been successful without the people we employ or do business with.  We are extremely thankful for your support and dedication to United Services Group.

Here is to continued success for years to come,

 

Josh Armstrong & Stephen Gillman
Co-Owners, United Services Group

United Services Group welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (September 12, 2017) – Josh Armstrong, Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer, and Stephen Gillman, Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer, of United Services Group, are pleased to welcome and announce Michael Holt as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.

In his new role with United Services Group, Michael will oversee the financial and accounting operations of United Services Group and its subsidiaries. He brings more than 40 years of finance, accounting, leadership, and executive management experience to his role within the company. He has built a career reputation as a financial leader in the manufacturing industry.

Josh Armstrong had high praise for Michael, “As sharp as he is a financial expert, he is an even better person. He fits seamlessly with our team and his business expertise will help to take us to new heights. We are happy to have him a part of the future growth of United Services Group.”

Michael joins United Services Group after successful stints building Kaplan CFO Solutions and Cha Technologies, Inc. (CTI) While as an Engagement Partner with Kaplan, Michael helped build a network of Chief Financial Officers who work side-by-side with small- to mid-sized business owners along the eastern United States.

Prior to his success with Kaplan, Michael spent 17 years as the Chief Financial Officer at CTI, a textile conglomerate involved in manufacturing, research, and international trade consisting of eight companies throughout various countries. He oversaw all accounting, financial, tax and human resources tasks for the entire company and its subsidiaries. During his career, Michael negotiated the purchase and sale of numerous subsidiaries for the company.  Additionally, he took the financial role in the formation and start-up of subsidiaries in China, Canada, Brazil, and Australia.

“Michael has had built his career on financial successes in every position he has held”, Stephen Gillman said. “Michael’s addition to our management team will strengthen everything we do from a financial standpoint. He is a tremendous addition to our team and we are pleased to have him aboard.”

A native of Tennessee, Michael is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He holds accreditations as a Certified Public Account from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Associations of Certified Valuation Analysts.

About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications. We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets. For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

Valve Project in California

Here are a few photos from a current valve project in California:


About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

Valve Prep to Completion on a recent project in California.

On-Site Machining: Valve Prep to Completion on a recent project in California.


About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

From the desk of COO Stephen Gillman to all current Employees: Thank you!

To All Employees,

Thank you for your commitment to United Services Group.  Our business is driven by work performance. Our clients turn to us to help keep their projects on schedule and under budget because of the quality of work we provide.  This is in large part to each and every one of you.  I could not be more honored to work with each of you.  Thank you for your commitment to United Services Group.  I am thankful for every employee, the past, present or future, who continue to drive the core values of United Services Group.

At the beginning stage of our company, we emphasized the desire to be the safest company in our industry.  As of today, we have been in business for over 1,300 days, with each of them being a safe work day.  We continue to encourage by each of your commitment to completing your work in the safest way possible.  I thank you for this.  Over our first year years in business, we have accumulated more than 600,000 consecutive safe work hours because of your commitment to safety.  Again, thank you.

Our industry is driven by work performance. Our clients turn to us to help keep their projects safe, on schedule, and under budget.  I continually challenge you to drive our safety culture and take a daily commitment to providing the safest work possibly.  Continue to challenge yourself and co-workers to take a safety-minded approach to each task they perform

Last year, I released a video, letting you know our clients and customers have the ultimate confidence in our organization to take care of their specialty welding and machining needs for their projects.  A year later, because of each of you, I think their confidence level in our organization has only grown exponentially.

We continue to have the opportunity to provide our welding and machining expertise to our clients because of each of you.  Your safety and quality performance has driven the growth in our organization.  Josh and I are tremendously thankful for our commitment to our team. 

We appreciate each one of you every day of the year.  We thank you for helping grow United Services Group into the industry’s best specialty services contractor.  Our employees have been the backbone of our business from the start and will continue to be.  Thank you for encouraging all of us to strive to be the best.

Continue to be the answer,

Stephen Gillman
Chief Operating Officer
Co-Owner and Founder of United Services Group


About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

From the desk of CEO Josh Armstrong to all current Employees: Thank you!

To All Employees:

First and foremost, thank you for being a part of our team.  On this Employee Appreciation Day, I wanted to reach out and personally thank you every person who has worked for United Services Group for your commitment to our team.  We are grateful for each and every one of you!  You have the ability to work for any company you choose, and we are glad you have chosen to work with us!

When Steve and I came together in 2013 to form United Services Group, we envisioned a specialty services company based on service excellence.  This philosophy was driven by three things: being the safest company in the industry, providing the best quality in the industry, and most importantly, the individuals who we employed.

We knew the foundation of this idea and company needed to be and start with its employees.  We knew we wanted hard-working, safety and quality focused individuals who would be an extension of ourselves in our home office and our job-sites.  With each of you, we have been able to provide the best service within our industry from day one.

As we continue to make an impact on our industry, growth is inevitable.  As we move forward in our fourth full year of business, we cannot rest on our laurels.  As we continue to expand our business and further grow in our industry, I look to each of you to help teach the values of United Services Group.  We will continue to challenge each one of you to provide the safest, quality-driven services to each of our customers.

As a company, we have always empowered each of you to have a voice, to make recommendations, and help steer this company to the top of the industry.  This ideology will not change. Your ambitions and ideas have helped us grow to be the best services contractor within the Power industry. 

I am humbled by each of your commitment to Team United and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.  Thank you for committing to our vision of being the best in the industry in all we do.  We will continue to recognize and honor you moving forward.

Continue to achieve success,

Josh Armstrong
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Owner and Founder of United Services Group


About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

United Services Group wins two esteemed Business Awards

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (January 31, 2017) – United Services Group has been awarded two prestigious awards to conclude a successful 2016 calendar year. 

Stephen Gillman, Co-Owner of United Services Group

Stephen Gillman, Co-Owner
accepting both of our 2016 Awards

United Services Group was awarded the 2016 Award for Excellence in Rapid Response Welding Solutions and the Best Full-Service Specialty Energy Contractor award for 2016 from the Wealth and Finance International’s third annual Business Awards.

Wealth and Finance International’s business awards program recognizes talented organizations throughout various industries.  They are dedicated to providing a platform to the brightest, best performing, and most deserving companies. 

From the Wealth & Finance International Website: their winners are chosen through a combination of votes gathered through a network of well-respected industry partners and through rigorous in-house research.  They scrutinizing everything from the nominee’s region, to their performance over the past 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods and even their competition to ensure that only the most deserving names walk away with one of our prestigious trophies.

“We are extremely honored to win both of these awards” Stephen Gillman, Co-Owner of United Services Group said after hearing the news.  “2016 was our best year as a company, we have grown our strengths and improved in all aspects of our business.”

He continued, “Both Josh (Armstrong) and I have been humbled by the people we employ in our organization. The effort and commitment they bring daily to being the industries best drive us forward.  To win an award recognizing us for our rapid response welding solutions and to be labeled the best specialty energy contractor for 2016 drives home our mission of providing our customers with safe and quality services.  We could not be happier for our organization.  The future is bright here at United Services Group.”

When questioned about how they would celebrate their accomplishment, the answer was simple for Stephen Gillman, “we have an enormous 2017 upcoming, our biggest year yet as a company, and our customers are expecting the best and that is exactly what we are going to deliver.  We were rewarded by delivering on our commitment to service excellence, and will continue to do so for years to come.”

To see the complete list of winners, visit the 2016 Business Awards website by clicking here.

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About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

USG featured in Wealth and Finance Magazine!

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (JANUARY 24, 2017) – United Services Group has been featured in the January 2017 issue of Wealth and Finance Magazine! Wealth and Finance Magazine is an international publication.  It’s on newsstands now!

When Wealth and Finance approached us about doing this feature, we were very honored. We are also very thankful for all the members of our company! We are proving daily that service excellence is the new standard in our industry! We will continue our mission of providing quality services safely to our customers.

Our article ‘200 Years Experience in Power Generation’ is featured on page 64.  Click this Link to read our article: http://bit.ly/2jsHtuO

PDF of Article: Wealth & Finance January 2017 (United Services Group)

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About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

Safety Tips: Holiday Travel

Safety Tips: Holiday Travel

Did You Know? More than 63.9 million Americans will travel during the holidays.  82% of those travelers (roughly 82%) will travel by automobile.

The best part of the holidays is spending extended time with your friends and family, but this always means having to travel to see them.  We want to help make your drive as smooth as possible so you can arrive at your holiday travel destination without any accidents.

Follow these important travel tips to ensure your family is safe this holiday season!

Happy Holidays from United Services Group to all our co-workers, friends, family, and customers!  We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday.


Holiday Travel Safety Practices and Tips:
  • Make sure that your car is equipped for travel.  Check your tire tread, tire pressure, battery, antifreeze, windows, and brakes.
  • Ensure you have your spare tire properly inflated, you have a jack, lug wrench, and jumper cables.
  • Allow extra time in your travel schedule.  The holidays is one of the busiest times to travel and patience and flexibility are needed.
  • Keep a safety kit in your vehicle.  The kit should include items you might need in case of an emergency: flashlight, first aid kit, water, non-perishable food items, matches, blankets, flares (or other warning devices).
  • Driving while drowsy can be as dangerous as driving after drinking alcohol.  Schedule your trip to avoid driving during normal sleep hours.  Plan for at least a 15-minute rest stop every two hours.  Limit driving to 350 miles per day or no more than eight hours on the road to avoid drowsy driving.
  • Even if the weather and roads look okay in your area of the country, that may not be the case where you are traveling.  You should check weather conditions of the interstates and roads you will be traveling on.
  • Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads.  If possible, consider leaving earlier or later to avoid the heavy traffic periods.
  • If you are traveling with children, remind them to not talk to strangers.  Accompany them on bathroom breaks so your family doesn’t get separated.
  • Have roadside assistance contact information on hand in case an incident occurs on the road.
  • Avoid distractions on the road, don’t text and drive.
  • Most importantly, make sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing their seat belts properly.

Sources of Tips and Information in this Post:

Safety Toolbox Topics: Christmas Travel Safety

AAA: Holiday Road Trip Survival Tips

American Red Cross: Top Ten Holiday Travel Tips

 

 

Safety Tips: Thanksgiving

Safety Tips: Thanksgiving

Did You Know? More than 13 million Americans will travel to spend the holiday season with friends and family.  This will leave homes empty for opportunistic burglars.

Additionally, for both those traveling or staying home:  Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times the average number throughout the year.

Follow these important Thanksgiving Safety Tips to ensure your family is safe this holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving from United Services Group to all our co-workers, friends, family, and customers!  We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday.


Thanksgiving Fire Safety Practices and Tips:
  • Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of emergency.  Additionally, make sure family members know how to use it, in case of emergency.
  • Be cautious when using turkey fryers as they pose a number of distinct safety concerns, including burns and fire hazards.
  • Never wear loose fitting clothing when cooking.  Long, open sleeves could ignite and catch fire from a gas flame or oven burner.  Wear short, close fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.

Safe Traveling Practices and Safety Tips:
  • Remove objects that might allow access to your home (Ladders, etc.)
  • Do not post Thanksgiving travel plans publically on social media letting people know that you will be out of town and that your home is empty.
  • Turn your telephone ringer down or off to prevent repeated rings to be heard outside of the home.
  • Make sure to have all mail, newspaper, and deliveries stopped or picked by a neighbor, friend, or relative.
  • Never leave a key hidden outside.  Burglars know all the best hiding places.
  • Secure all windows in the home, cut back any trees giving access to second story windows.
  • Use timers to operate your lights while you are gone.
  • Have a neighbor keep an eye out on your home for any suspicious activity.
  • Before leaving on your trip, make sure all doors, including garage doors, are secure and locked.

Sources of Tips and Information in this Post:

Protection 1 Security Solutions: Thanksgiving Safety Tips

National Fire Protection Agency: Thanksgiving Safety

SafeWise: Tips for Keeping your Home Safe This Thanksgiving

ADT: Protection Your Home – Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Half A Million Hours with Zero Lost Time

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 15, 2016)  – United Services Group has surpassed a half a million (500,000) man hours without any lost-time accident or recordable injuries.  Beginning when United Services Group opened its doors in September 2013, United has made safety our most important company core value and vision.  We have made a company commitment to safety and our work performance is driven by this responsibility daily.

“We are thankful to reach this milestone within our organization, but the credit belongs to our tremendous team.” Josh Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, said.  “We encourage each member of our team to take a hands-on approach while they are on our job-sites.  The teams of craft personnel we employ are safety-minded individuals who help us prevent accidents before they happen.  It’s because of their commitment that we were able to reach this milestone.”

United Services Group is committed to safety excellence on all of our job-sites.  The vision of all projects being accident-free projects starts at the very top of our organization with our owners, Josh Armstrong and Stephen Gillman.  Through their message, our employees work performance is driven by their responsibility to a safety-first mentality.

Stephen Gillman, Chief Operating Officer on the milestone stated “Our safety culture is a reflection of the people we employ.  Safety is a team effort which requires daily buy-in from every member of our organization.  I am always pleased to sit down with our customers and partners and tell them that their projects are being performed by the safest team in the industry.”

Our safety commitment is to our employees, our customers, and the environment.  We will never waver on our mission to deliver safety excellence in all aspects of our organization.

Thank you to every member of Team United who has taken part in helping us achieve this milestone.  Though we are very thankful for the first 500,000 consecutive hours without a lost-time injury, our mission isn’t over.  Please continue to strive for to provide the safest work in the industry.  Continue to start each job with one simple question:  Is this task as safe as it can be?

2016-safety-halfamillion-manhours

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About United Services Group
United Services Group offers union and non-union field welding and field machining services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  We have expertise in multiple industries including both nuclear and fuel power generation, pipeline, petrochemical, refineries and other industrial markets.  For more information, visit our website at www.united-services.com.

Safety Tips: Flu Prevention

Safety Tips: Flu Prevention

Did You Know? The flu virus can live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours and soft surfaces for 15 minutes.  The flu is a common infectious disease caused by the influenza viruses.  The flu usually affects a person’s breathing system.

The Center for Disease Control estimates between 5-20% of the people in the United States get the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized due to complications.

Most people recover from the flu in several days and usually less than two weeks.  However, the flu tends to be passed around in the workplace during the fall and winter months.  To help prevent getting the flu, think about getting a flu vaccination.


Flu Symptoms & Complications:
  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy nose
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or Tiredness
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea (more common in children)

How does the flu spread?

The flu spreads through wet drops produced when a person coughs, sneezes or talks.  A person can get the flu by breathing in these drops or by touching items services containing the virus and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.

A person can spread the flu starting one day before they feel sick.  Adults can continue to pass the flu virus to others for another 3-7 days, after symptoms start.  Children can pass the virus for longer than 7 days.  Symptoms can start 1-4 days after the virus enters the body.  Some people can be infected with the flu virus but show no symptoms.  During these times, those people can still spread the virus to others.


Safety Work Practices & Tips:
  • CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
  • Don’t go to work when a fever or any other flu symptoms are present.
  • Practice good hygiene and wash your hands with soap and water frequently.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Use natural remedies like daily vitamins, vitamin C, and zinc to boost your immune system.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Wash your hands or utilize hand sanitizer before and after eating.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs spread quickly this way.
  • Take available medication to help treat the flu and help manage the symptoms.

Sources of Tips and Information in this Post:

Flublok: Fun Facts

San Francisco Department of Public Health – Flu Facts

AdultVaccination.org: Facts about Influenza for Adults

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 2016-2017 Flu Season

Safety Toolbox Talks: Flu Prevention

 

Safety Tips: Fire Prevention

Safety Tips: Fire Prevention

Did You Know? Fires and burns are the fifth most common cause of accidental injury deaths in the United States and the third-leading cause of fatal home injury.  It is essential that all workers are aware of potential fire hazards on and around the work site.  OSHA requires employers to implement fire protection and prevention programs in the workplace.

Additionally, everyone needs to be equally prepared while at home.  Basic fire protection knowledge and preparation could help save your life as well as the lives of your loved ones.  Take the time to prepare a plan for both you and your family.


Characteristics of a Fire:
  • To support fire, you must have; HEAT, FUEL, OXYGEN, and SUSTAINED CHEMICAL REACTION
  • A small fire can grow out of control in as little as 30 seconds.
  • A room involved with a fire can have a temperature of 100°C at floor level and 600°C at eye level. In less than 5 minutes a room can flashover.
  • Fire starts bright but will quickly turn the room pitch black from releasing smoke and toxic gas. Be familiar with your surroundings and evacuation routes!

Job-Site Fire Protection Safety Tips:
  • Make sure there is a ventilation system, especially where paint, solvents or other flammable materials are being applied.
  • Ensure working smoke detectors are provided in building areas.
  • Make sure there is at least one fire extinguisher on all construction sites. All extinguishers should be easy to find and everyone should know where they are.
  • Clean up all flammable liquid leaks or spills immediately
  • Never put water on an electrical fire.
  • Use a CO2 fire extinguisher only if the fire is small.
  • Don’t overload circuits or bypass the circuit protection
  • Inspect all electric devices and their cords. Replace frayed insulation at once.  Most electric devices are subject to internal wiring failures, faulty power cords, and switches that add to fire risk.

Safety Work Practices & Tips:
  • An important fire safety tip is to look for and eliminate any potential fire hazards before they become a reality!
  • Know where pull stations and extinguishers are located.
  • Time is the biggest enemy, get out of the building!
  • If a fire, pull the nearest fire alarm if possible.  If not, call for help from a safe location outside.
  • If smoke, stay as low to the ground as possible.
  • If safe, close all doors behind you as you leave the building.
  • Don’t use the elevator for evacuation because the shaft can act as a chimney.
  • Elevators also present an entrapment hazard if they fail.
  • Never return to a burning building.

The 2016 Fire Protection Week presented by the National Fire Protection Association campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date.”  Smoke Alarms require the batteries to be replaced every 10 years.  Make sure you know how old the smoke alarms are in your home.  If you are unsure, check the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm.  Make sure the alarm is replaced 10 years from that date.

Check the Date Campaign.

Check the Date Campaign by the National Fire Protection Association

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. For the best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
  • Make sure everyone can hear the sound of the smoke alarms. Talking smoke alarms have been found to be more effective with sleeping children.
  • Have a home fire escape plan? Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible, and a meeting place outside. Practice your escape plan twice a year.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out.

Interesting Sites with Additional Information and Tips:

OSHA: Fire Protection and Prevention (PDF)

Grainger Quick Tips:  Portable Fire Extinguishers: Maintenance, Use, Placement, and Testing

Caterpillar: Fire Safety (PDF)

Caterpillar: Fire Prevention & Extinguishing (PDF)


Sources of Tips and Information in this Post:

CWPR Toolbox Talk: Fire Safety (PDF)

Harvard EHS: Fire Safety Toolbox Talk (PDF)

National Fire Protection Association: Fire Protection Week

Safety Toolbox Topics: Fire Protection Week Tips

OSHA: Fire Safety

 

Welding Conference Recap

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (SEPTEMBER 30, 2016) – On September 21, 2016, United Services Group participated in the third annual Welding and Heat Technology Conference presented by Miller Welding in Houston, Texas.

Our owners, Josh Armstrong and Stephen Gillman, were invited by Mike Lang of Fluor, to speak as part of the keynote presentation on “New Risks and New Rewards in Welding along the Gulf Coast”.   Their portion of the presentation focused on recognizing split scope opportunities and when to consider outsourcing work to a specialty contractor.

The presentation covered the risk assessment of a general contractor, the impact of rework, safety and quality on a project, and how specialty contractors could help control these factors while providing value to general contractors on a project.

“We were able to communicate the value of a specialty contractor to the audience.  Being able to provide general contractors with a specialty service that focuses on safety and quality, really provides them a lot of value.”  Stephen Gillman said following the conference.  “We were able to show the audience and GCs (general contractors) that they really save long term in scheduling, cost, and safety by outsourcing to a specialty contractor.”

Following the conference, United Services Group CEO, Josh Armstrong said “this was overall a great experience.  We were able to provide value to everyone who walked through the door for the conference, which makes it all worthwhile.  We are thankful to Mike (Lang), Scott (Witkowski), Chris (Goocher), and Miller for allowing us to be a part of the conference.” 

He concluded, “we work daily to provide our clients with service excellence and I think that came through with our presentation. The benefit of a specialty contractor is the value they bring to the project. That value is exceptional safety, quality, accountability, and effective work.  It was easy to preach these things because this is what we provide every day in our business.”

As a company, United Services Group was honored to take part in the 3rd Annual Welding and Heat Treating Technology keynote presentation and to be able to provide value as an industry expert.  We want to thank Mike Lang and Chris Goocher with Fluor and Scott Witkowski with Maverick Testing Laboratories for allowing us this opportunity.

3rd Annual Welding and Heat Treating Conference
3rd Annual Welding and Heat Treating Conference
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United Services Group offers both union and non-union field welding, machining and heat treatment services with expertise in maintenance, life extension, specialty engineering and new construction applications.  United Services Group provides our customers with a partner with over 200 years of combined experience in the power generation market.  For more information, visit www.united-services.com.