July Employee of the Month:

Congratulations to our July Employee of the Month, James Mork.

James has worked at H & H since May, 2013 in our Warehouse and Delivery Department. James has been busy learning about the material side of our industry here in the shop. He will start to work here in the Warehouse and Shop more, helping organize where our deliveries are stored, as well as helping keep track of when deliveries left the shop. James will concentrate more on organizing our stock and our deliveries, helping streamline the orders coming in and out of our busy warehouse and shop. He will still help out with our deliveries on a part-time basis. We have had many drivers in and out of the shop over the past few years, and James is always willing to help new drivers with route instructions and general knowledge of where items are stored in the warehouse and out in our Bays. His willingness to help out new people is instrumental in getting all the orders picked correctly, out the door, and delivered to the correct jobsite, as well as remembering to give them any special instructions that particular jobsite might have. James is well liked by other coworkers and always willing to jump in and help to get the job done. Thank you to James for helping Warehouse, Purchasing, and all of our field personnel on a daily basis. It can be tricky to coordinate all departments to get things to out shop and then delivered on time and all our staff works hard together to get the job done!

July Idea of the Month:

Congratulations to our July Idea of the Month winner, Marcy Provost.

Marcy has worked here at H & H since July, 2011.Her idea is to bring more employees and their interests into the newsletter, and to write an article featuring the ‘Lunch with the Owner’. The article will cover how the winner was selected, where they ate lunch at, and what was discussed. This is a great way to ensure we have a winner and a lunch every month and everyone will know who it was for what month. There are many fun ways for the winners to be selected, one way is to put every employee’s name in our hopper and choose one at random. Another way is to select all fitters one month, next the tinners, then the plumbers (or perhaps all the apprentices and pre’s; then all journeymen and foremen); we can have fun with it in many ways. It will be interesting to read about who had lunch, and what they talked about during lunch, as well as where they decided to eat. Ideas discussed during lunch could lead to ‘Idea of the Month’ contestants and winners.Marcy has worked here at H & H since July, 2011.Her idea is to bring more employees and their interests into the newsletter, and to write an article featuring the ‘Lunch with the Owner’. The article will cover how the winner was selected, where they ate lunch at, and what was discussed. This is a great way to ensure we have a winner and a lunch every month and everyone will know who it was for what month. There are many fun ways for the winners to be selected, one way is to put every employee’s name in our hopper and choose one at random. Another way is to select all fitters one month, next the tinners, then the plumbers (or perhaps all the apprentices and pre’s; then all journeymen and foremen); we can have fun with it in many ways. It will be interesting to read about who had lunch, and what they talked about during lunch, as well as where they decided to eat. Ideas discussed during lunch could lead to ‘Idea of the Month’ contestants and winners.

This article about our monthly lunch will be a fun way to track participation and find out how the program progressing. The monthly lunch will be a way to get to know Paul and the ’lunch winner’ and learn about how Paul is spending his one-on-one time with employees outside of work. They may be able to brainstorm and come up with some creative ways for problem-solving solutions on the job-site, or come up with new ways to do things.

We are looking for more employee input for our Tradesmen Newsletter, as well as more ideas from our employees. Put your writing or interviewing skills to work and submit an article or idea for our next edition. Any feedback on how you would like the winner to be selected for the monthly lunch?
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time and found new ways to do things better, or more economically, and then shared it with the rest of their crew. Take some time to fill our Idea of the Month form! Keep the great ideas coming in!

For our first ‘Lunch with the Owner’; this will take place Tuesday, September 2nd, with Paul Christensen and Kevin Thomas. Kevin is a SheetMetal Journeyman working in our SheetMetal Shop. All of the employees’ names were put into our new, gold raffle wheel, and one name was selected during the Friday Morning Project Meeting with Paul, Brady, Accounting and Project Managers attending.