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.
Kris, 38, has been with Brubacher for more than nine years, progressing from heavy equipment operator to site superintendent and estimator/project manager before becoming Director of Fleet in August 2012. The perspective he gained from prior roles is invaluable to his duties of planning for the acquisition, maintenance and care of equipment. Kris is OSHA-certified and completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers course. He holds a master’s degree in project management and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems management, both from Penn State University.
Learn more about the 2013 Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards.
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
Making the right site contractor choice
June 3, 2013
MID ATLANTIC REAL ESTATE JOURNAL
Making the right site contractor choice
Imagine going to the train station and seeing intelligent people preparing to transact business involving tens of millions of dollars, boarding a city-bound train pulled by an old, unreliable locomotive. Worse yet, you notice the conductor straining to see just twenty feet ahead. Nobody is going anywhere fast, and if so they would be terrified! Every few miles the train stops mid-journey to collect additional fares from the passengers.
A similar scenario plays out daily on a surprising number of large construction projects. Few places is it more costly than large industrial and commercial projects.
To read the complete article click on the link and turn to page 46. Read MID ATLANTIC REAL ESTATE JOURNAL
#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