20 Year Celebration

February 11, 2019 | By: Sara Soukup

This week we hosted a surprise party in honor of 7 employees who have been with All-Tech for over 20 YEARS! The 7 employees (shown left to right with Owner/Vice President Dave Helmer in the middle: Craig Gluszek, Jim Wetter, Tom Sweeney, Ron Fasano, Rich Steadman, and Tom Mandernach) were told they had a safety orientation at the office that afternoon. Once they arrived, they were brought into the ATD conference room where office, shop, and field staff were waiting to surprise them! Each employee received a special edition ATD Carhartt jacket and a framed certificate to commemorate the milestone. Memories and laughs from all the years together were shared over the lunch that followed.

When asked for a few words about what has kept him with All-Tech for so many years, Field Superintendent, Craig Gluszek shared this: “One word…FAMILY! Here at ATD we have created an atmosphere to make everyone feel like we are family and part of a close-knit team. Throughout the years we have kept things UNITED. Bumps and bruises, hitting learning curves, developing our safety culture, and bringing in new faces for continued growth are part of what have built this great company. Don and Dave have set the standard and given us all the platform to succeed. It’s up to us to carry it through, which in turn makes us a step above the rest.”.

Tim Miller was not able to attend as he is currently working on a project located in Florida, but he was able to FaceTime and share the celebration! Many thanks go out to these veteran employees for their years of dedicated service!! We look forward to many, many more years together!!

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Driving Safety Tips on Halloween:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

Homeowner Safety Tips:

  • Keep it Clear – Clear steps and lawns of any tripping hazards (electric cords, hoses, etc.).
  • Pet Protection – Put any pets away. The sights and sounds of Halloween may be frightening to them too, which could lead to aggressive behavior.
  • Pathways – Keep your sidewalks and pathways clearly lit.
  • Store Bought – Save the homemade treats for another time.

 

Chicago Women in Trades Open House

October 30, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Tuesday October 30th members of the ATD team attended the Chicago Women In Trades. Led by tradeswomen, CWIT continues to work toward changing these statistics by providing support and education to tradeswomen; increasing training for women and girls to enter nontraditional jobs; providing technical assistance to employers, unions, and other tradeswomen groups; documenting trends in the nontraditional workplace; and advocating for improved policies and practices that support women’s access to nontraditional training and jobs, as well as success and safety on the job. Executive Director Jayne Vellinga gave tours throughout the evening of the space. Above are some pictures!!

 

Little City Therapeutic Day School

October 6, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Very proud of our TEAM!!!!

Several of ALL-TECH's finest dedicated some time out of their busy schedule to perform some charitable painting work at LITTLE CITY THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHOOL in Palatine.

On Saturday, October 6th we met onsite with our contact person (Tony) and we are painting doors, frames and various rooms in the facility. What a great group of people to joined our general superintendent, Mike LeGood to help refresh a schools appearance.

Sharing their day.....from left to right
Tim Patsis DC14 Journeyman ATD
Justin Patsis Tim's son and want to be future union painter apprentice!!!!
Jose Marquez DC14 Journeyman ATD
Steve Higgins DC14 Apprentice ATD
Cecilia Renteria DC14 Apprentice ATD

ATD Gives Back – TLS Veterans

October 2, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

ATD has selected TLS Veterans as our support cause this year during Safety Fest. Don and Dave have graciously offered to have ATD match the funds we raise for the event to TLS Veterans.

We raised over $2,600 dollars and contributed many everyday goods for our Vets!

TLS Veterans (TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE TO VETERANS) IS A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION that provides services necessary to experience hope and achieve success to veterans in need and their families. TLS serves veterans, current active duty military members, the National Guard and their families in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Men and women from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and OEF/OIF have successfully participated in their services and have found shelter, food, employment and support while reconnecting with their communities and their families. TLS will have a booth at Safety Fest - they appreciate our efforts and they are excited to meet everyone. To check out TLS Veterans go to www.tlsveterans.org