BrubaCHer Makes Fitness a Priority
On January 21, Brubacher officials cut the ribbon on the company's new employee-fitness center, which includes a cardio area with treadmills, elliptical machines, a recumbent bike, and a rowing machine; an area for strength training, including dumbbells, a universal weight machine, and an abs station; an area for stretching and pilates; and a workout room. The center occupies previously vacant office space at the company's Bowmansville location. For employees not located near the new center, Brubacher will cover the cost of membership at a local gym, if employees enroll in a fitness program administered by the company's health plan and visit the gym at least four times per month. News about the Brubacher fitness center recently was featured on ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com (read story) and in the Reading Eagle Business Weekly (see coverage.)
Brubacher awarded ABC Excellence and Merit Awards for Heavy Construction
Brubacher was awarded 2 awards at the 25th Annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Awards of Excellence banquet. Brubacher was an “ Excellence Recipient “ for our work on Pennsylvania American Water Company Norristown-Royersford Interconnect. And also received a “Merit Recipient” for work on Brandywine Senior Living at Upper Providence. See all of the awards of the 25th Annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Awards here.
Brubacher #51 Of Top 100 Companies in Central Pennsylvania
Brubacher has been named to Central Pennsylvania Business Journal's 2015 list of Top 100 Private Companies in the midstate. We are honored to be listed as #51 among the ranks of many other excellent companies. To read the article, see the Top 100 list and find an expanded Top 250 list, click here.
Brubacher receives media coverage for project in upper Providence township, PA
August 25, 2015
On August 19, Brubacher received media coverage of its role in a three-year project to install sewer force mains in Upper Providence Township, Pa. The digdifferent.com story featured Brubacher’s horizontal directional drilling and pneumatic excavation techniques, which minimized disruption of landscaping and roadways and avoided damage to more than 1,000 underground utility lines as Brubacher crews installed nearly 76,000 linear feet of sewer main and 16,400 feet of service lines. You can find the full story here.
Ranked #1 Excavating Contractor for a Second YearCentral Penn Business Journal's 2015 Book of Lists ranked Brubacher as the #1 excavating contractor for the second year in a row! Excavating contractors are ranked by local excavating revenue in or near Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.
Brubacher Opens New Office in Lehigh Valley
Brubacher has opened a new office in the Lehigh Valley at 2970 Corporate Court in Orefield, Pa. This is the company's third location, with its headquarters located in Bowmansville, Pa. and its Energy Services division residing in Liberty, Pa. Read more.
Brubacher RECEIVES ABC MERIT LEVEL AWARD
Brubacher attended the 24th annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Awards of Excellence banquet on November 6, 2014. We were awarded the Merit Level award for Heavy Construction-Site Work for our work on the Eagleview Crossings site and received recognition as a subcontractor on the Excellence Level award winner in Heavy Construction-Site Work at the West Hills Business Park. Read more.
Brubacher Lends Skidder to College Forestry Program
Brubacher recently lent a John Deere 648G III skidder to the forest technology majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology for eight weeks during the Fall 2014 semester. Two classes taught at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center—Forest Equipment and Safety Operation & Timber Harvesting and Equipment—are learning how the machine fully operates and the impact it has on the land. Read more.
Ten Critical Questions to Ask Your Contractor
In the September 26, 2014 issue of Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, Keith Brubacher talks about the ten critical questions you should ask a contractor to help determine if they can position your project for success without surprises. Download the PDF below or read it online: Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal.
Brubacher Featured in Central Penn Business Journal
Having made this year's Top 100/250 Private Companies in the Midstate list, Brubacher is featured in the latest Central Penn Business Journal. The article talks about Brubacher's success despite the ups and downs over the past decade. Read more
Kris Hay's Career Highlighted in Construction Equipment Magazine
September 11, 2014
Kris Hay, Director of Fleet at Brubacher, is featured in the September issue of Construction Equipment Magazine. The story on his career journey is another in a series of profiles highlighting some of the 2013 “Under 40 in Construction Equipment" winners. Read more.
Interview with Keith Brubacher
July 31, 2014
Keith Brubacher speaks about the economy, trading on trust, and the future of equipment from China in this thoughtful interview in Construction Equipment by Frank Raczon. Read the interview here.
Clouds and Silver Linings
June 5, 2014
In the May 30, 2014 issue of Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, Keith Brubacher discusses how we can create our own silver linings and avoid frustrating situations even when faced with things we can't control. Download the PDF by clicking the image or link below. Or read it online on page 48 of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal.
Brubacher receives Safety Recognition Award
Brubacher is proud to have received a Safety Recognition Award for their work on Giant Supermarket of Flourtown, PA. Giant Food Supermarkets recognized Brubacher “as a valued business partner that demonstrated a commitment to safe work practices during the construction of the Giant store.”See our work on the Giant in Flourtown, PA.
Herb Brownett Serving on Board of Directors for ABC
Brubacher’s CFO, Herb Brownett, has been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Last year, Herb’s name and resume, along with others, were presented to the nominating committee for consideration. Once accepted, the nominating committee recommended the names to the chapter members for final approval. This two-year commitment for Herb began in January 2014. Herb commented, “I’m excited about the opportunity to become more involved with a great chapter of an organization that brings significant value to the construction industry.
Safety Milestone Achieved!
December 13, 2013
On December 1, 2013 Brubacher achieved 555 workdays with no lost time work injuries! This encompasses over a year and a half, or more than 750,000 hours worked, without an injury requiring a co-worker to miss a day’s work. Read More
Brubacher Presented with THREE ABC awards
November 15, 2013
Brubacher has been presented with three awards by the Associated Builders & Contractors (Eastern PA Chapter). We accepted our ABC Merit Award for site work excellence in Heavy Construction at the 23rd annual awards banquet. The other two awards, a T.E.A.M. Bronze award and Silver S.T.E.P. award, were also given to us for our safety education programs.
Kris Hay Recognized with 2013 "Under 40 in Construction Equipment" Award
November 6, 2013
Kris Hay, Director of Fleet at Brubacher, has been recognized by Construction Equipment magazine on their 2013 list of “Under 40 in Construction Equipment.” The awards showcase young talent in the construction equipment industry. This year’s winners were chosen for their leadership skills, inventiveness, interpersonal skills, training, dedication, personal integrity, technical skills, and industry and community involvement. Winners range from the asset managers of fleets to distributors and manufacturers.
Dave Buckwalter's Article Featured in International Journal
November 6, 2013
Brubacher Drilling and Blasting Superintendent Dave Buckwalter has written an article that will appear in the International Society of Explosive Engineers Journal. In the article Dave details the new security system for explosives magazines using available cellular telephone-based technologies. Dave outlines Brubacher’s research into what was available to us and our findings on which unit was the best fit. The choice had a user friendly set up and operation. It also offers quick notification via cellular modems, text messaging, phone calls and e-mail. In addition, our security system of choice monitors and evaluates vibration, movement and thermal changes, as well as offers the convenience of being remotely controlled by text messaging and the internet.
June 24, 2013
We're proud of the safety qualifications of our employees:
- 30 HOUR OSHA CERTIFIED-45 SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS
- 10 HOUR OSHA CERTIFIED-159 FIELD/OFFICE EMPLOYEES
- CONFINED SPACE TRAINED-86 FIELD EMPLOYEES
- 8 HOUR EXCAVATING & TRENCHING SAFETY COURSE -108 FIELD EMPLOYEES
- FIRST AID/CPR/BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN - 172 EMPLOYEES
- HAZWOPER 40 HR & REFRESHER - 32 EMPLOYEES
- MSHA NEW MINER & REFRESHER - 95 EMPLOYEES
- SAFELAND TRAINED - 51 EMPLOYEES
- COMPETENT RIGGER LEVEL 1 - 76 EMPLOYEES
#1 Local Excavating Contractor by RevenueMay 11, 2013
Central Penn Business Journal has announced that Brubacher Excavating, Inc. is the #1 ranked local excavating contractor by revenue for 2012.
Brubacher trains over 40 employees in PEC Basic- SafeLand USA Orientation
April 22, 2013
During the spring of 2011,Brubacher Excavating, Inc. (BEI) trained and certified in excess of 40 field and management employees with the basic SafeLand USA safety awareness designation. This course is designed to take the place of multiple Operator orientations and to give each student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry, upstream, downstream, onshore or offshore. Read more