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No-Lost-Time Hours
Current Hours
without a lost time
incident:
5,282,597
through
October 31st, 2019
Win List
IPS Site Lighting
Indianapolis, IN
Team Capacity
Outstanding!!
 
Tippecanoe Mall
Restrooms
Lafayette, IN
Team Iceberg
Good Job!!
 
Cinemark 028
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis
Excellent!!
 
Culver's
Richmond, IN
Team Helix
Stupendous!!
 
Community IT HR
Indianapolis, IN
Team Tenacity
Tremendous!!
 
Bartholomew Co.
Hwy Garage
Columbus, IN
Columbus
Excellent!!
 
Ransburg
Shower House
Bloomington, IN
Columbus
Stupendous!!
 
Hyatt House
Hotel Louisville
Louisville, KY
Sellersburg
Wonderful!
 
Madison Light Retrofit
Madison, IN
Sellersburg
Stupendous!!
 
Madison Substation
Anderson, IN
Utility - Substation
Tremendous!!
 
ABC Material 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Utility - Line
Good Job!!
 

Well Pet Bulk
Unloading
Mishawaka, IN
Team Avanti
Excellent!!
 
Hopkins Properties SB
South Bend, IN
Team Avanti
Distinctive!!

PROJECTS
USING
PRE-FAB
 
Project_84
Noblesville, IN
Indianapolis Pre-Fab
Tremendous!!
 
IH Riverview UC & ER
Noblesville, IN
Indianapolis Pre-Fab
Good job!!
 
KCVG Amazon Hub
Noblesville, IN
Indianapolis Pre-Fab
Tremendous!!
 
TSU Health Science
Mooresville, NC
Charlotte Pre-Fab
Excellent!!
 
Innovation I
Mooresville, NC
Charlotte Pre-Fab
Distinctive!!

PROJECTS
USING
DESIGN
 ENGINEERING
 
Exter Whitestown B3
Noblesville, IN
Team Eagle
Excellent!!
Upcoming Events
Box Fill, Pull Boxes, and Condulets
11/13/2019
4:30PM-6:30PM
Noblesville, IN
North Training Room
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to: Describe different types of metallic and nonmetallic boxes, identify the appropriate box type and size for a given application, and calculate NEC fill requirements for various box sizes.

FADE-inator
11/13/2019    
4:30PM-6:30PM
Noblesville, IN
South Training Room
At Gaylor, FADE is neither acceptable or an option! If you have caught yourself adhering to the General Contractor's schedule and not yours, or experienced a lack or decline of project reviews, then you have developed a weak link in your chain of labor management and contributed to FADE! Participate in this class to develop an excellent execution plan of blue ribbon quality and maintain control of your job!

Conduit Bending/Hand Bending
11/19/2019
4:30PM-6:30PM
Noblesville, IN
North Training Room
This session introduces participants to the methods and procedures used in bending, cutting, and reaming conduit. Upon completion of this session, participants will understand how to: Identify methods for hand-bending conduit, determine conduit bends, make 90 degree bends, 3 and 4 point saddles, back-to-back bends, offsets, etc, using a hand bender, cut, ream, and thread conduit. Participants should bring PPE (including hard hats, safety glasses, gloves) and tools (including tape measure and level).

Advanced Motor Controls
11/19/2019
4:30PM-6:30PM
Noblesville, IN
South Training Room
This session includes advanced diagrams and components used in control circuits and motor starters. By the end of this session, participants should be able to identify contactors, relays, starters and switches both physically and schematically, and describe their operating principles. Participants should bring hand tools and proper PPE (hard hats, work boots, safety glasses, and cut-resistant gloves)

Job Site Logistics
11/20/2019
3:00PM-4:30PM
Columbus, IN
In this course, you will learn how to plan, execute, and control the procurement, transport, and stationing of workers, material and other resources to achieve the goals of a project.

Conduit Bending/Machine Bending
11/26/2019
4:30PM-6:30PM
Noblesville, IN
South Training Room
This session introduces participants to the methods and procedures used in bending, cutting, and reaming conduit. Upon completion of this session, participants will understand how to identify proper bends using rigid and EMT, perform basic conduit bends using a 555 bender, and cut, thread, and ream rigid conduit using hand threader, power pony, and rigid 300. Participants should bring PPE (including hard hats, safety glasses, gloves) and tools (including tape measure and 9' level).

Conduit Installations
12/3/2019
4:30PM-6:30PM
Noblesville, IN
South Training Room
Upon completion of this session, participants will understand how to install and support conduits, plan and layout racks, understand code requirements for supporting conduit and degrees of bend per NEC. No tools or PPE required.

Conflict Resolution
12/11/2019
3:00PM-4:30PM
Columbus, IN
Conflict resolution can help resolve and prevent workplace conflicts and effectively the company from potential risks. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identy the most common causes of conflict, provide techniques for managing workplace conflict, and identify the negative effects of unresolved conflict. Help your team understand the importance of immediately resolving their problems with co-workers and management.
FOCUS: HONORING OUR VETERANS
LIVING OUR VALUES: INTEGRITY
Veteran's Day - November 11th
 
This month we set aside a day, Veteran's Day, to honor the military men and women who have valiantly served our nation to insure our continued freedom.  I saw the following in the newspaper a couple weeks ago and decided it would be fitting to post in the Gaylor Circuit.  It is a great example of our core value of INTEGRITY:
We live in the greatest country of opportunity in the world because of the freedoms we have.  Thank you to all our veterans who have served to insure our freedoms remain intact!

Contributed by Michael Fort, Chief Values Officer
TALENT, RETENTION & ATTRACTION: NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
National Apprenticeship Week
November 11-17






ABC Electrical Apprenticeship Open House
Carolinas

The Charlotte Chapter of ABC recently held an open house.  This was a great opportunity to talk with the students and instructors about the program.  Many suppliers were there on site as well to show off their latest and greatest tools. There were raffels, door prizes and many great give-a-ways.  Mecklenburg County Inspectors were on hand to answer questions.  Everyone enjoyed a dinner of BBQ along with all the fixings!

Pictured Left to Right: Justin Baker, EVP; Mohammad Abdulkareem, 2nd year Apprentice;
John Alvord, 3rd year Apprentice; Aubrey Marshall, 3rd year Apprentice; Joselyn Espinoza,
Talent Acquisition; Brad Seymour, 2nd year Apprentice; Charles Shine, 4th year Apprentice &
James Davidson, Talent Development Coordinator

Apprentices are the rising stars at Gaylor Electric and we are very proud of them.  These men put in a full day at work and then go to Apprenticeship classes two evenings each week, three hours per class.  Charles Shine has proved his great commitment to the Apprenticeship program by driving from Charleston, SC to Charlotte, NC for almost four years.

Great Job Apprentices!
TALENT, RETENTION & ATTRACTION: BENEFITS
Benefit Open Enrollment is Happening Now!

 
2020 OPEN ENROLLMENT
CLOSES NOVEMBER 17TH
 
 
Changes made to your Benefits during Open Enrollment
will take effect January 1, 2020

Questions, contact Taynya Strauss, Benefits Administrator:
SAVE THE DATE: GAYLOR ELECTRIC NATIONAL SUMMIT 2020
GAYLOR ELECTRIC IN THE NEWS
ABC STEP (Safety Management System) Award
Nashville, TN

For the 3rd year in a row, Gaylor was awarded the Diamond ABC STEP Award for the Tennessee Chapter. This is the highest award granted by ABC National for STEP. Companies are measured on their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
 
ABC Merit Contractor Connection Magazine
Fall 2019
ABC Indiana/Kentucky Going Full Throttle
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TALENT, RETENTION & ATTRACTION: COMPANY EVENTS
Tampa Company Picnic
Epperson Lagoon
Wesley Chapel, FL
 
The Gaylor Tampa location enjoyed a great company picnic on November 2 at Epperson Lagoon. Gaylor families enjoyed a beautiful day while celebrating our 35th Anniversary. Fun activities included a water obstacle course, water slide, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. All of the families enjoyed a BBQ lunch and Gaylor gifts. Thanks to the Tampa office for making Gaylor a continued great place to work!



Fall Soup Cook-off and Pumpkin Carving Contest
Noblesville, IN

Noblesville held its annual Soup Cook-off & Pumpkin Carving Contest on October 31st. 11 Teams got creative and participated in the Pumpkin contest, and 14 employees made wonderful soups for us to enjoy!


Thanks to everyone that participated and planned this event!
Carolina Halloween Costume Contest
Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte office celebrated Halloween with a lunch and scary costume contest. Thirty five people attended in the haunted training room and the winners for the best Halloween costumes were: 
Jon Dew, Virginia Williams, Raechelle Fields, Joselyn Espinosa, Jeff Biggs and Jean Benfield
Thanks to Everyone who Participated!
PROJECT DELIVERY: SAFETY
Cold Stress: Frostbite & Dehydration

Frostbite
Frostbite is caused by exposure to temperatures below freezing, or temperatures lowered by the wind chill.  It's important to cover skin wherever possible and monitor exposed skin.  If exposed areas begin to feel numb or develop hard, gray patches, it's imperative to seek treatment. Frostbite is broken down into 3 different degrees:
  • First degree: Superficial - Irritation to the skin, tingling is often observed followed by numbness
  • Second degree:  Partial thickness -Skin will begin to turn from a reddish color to a paler color, fluid-filled blisters often appear 24 hours after rewarming of the affected area
  • Third degree: Full-thickness - Involves all layers of the skin, tissue may appear white and frozen solid but will later die and turn black in color (permanent damage)
  • As a precaution, any employee experiencing any degree of frostbite should be moved to a warmer environment so the natural warming process of the affected areas can begin. Treatment for frostbite (2nd/3rd degree) must be provided by a medical professional and also in a timely manner.
Dehydration
The body continues to perspire during low temperatures, similar to how it responds during high temperatures.  Extra clothing can increase the skin temperature to above normal, and lead to perspiration.  It's important to dress in layers and continue to hydrate throughout the day to minimize the possibility of succumbing to dehydration. The following are some key points that should be remembered as colder temperatures approach:
  • In winter, we tend to go for longer periods without water, not realizing that breathing cold and dry air causes the body to lose significant amounts of fluid
  • In winter, people feel about 40 percent less thirsty, even though the body's need for water is unchanged year-round
  • In cold weather, the sweat turns into vapor and isn't directly on our skin, so there is no visual cue to drink more water

*This illustration is a great visual showing how heat can be lost during the colder temperatures*
TALENT, RETENTION & ATTRACTION: EDUCATION
Message Delivery
30 Second Elevator Pitch
Definition: In a nutshell it's just what it sounds like:
A short, 30-60 second, well crafted business pitch telling someone who you are and why they should want to do business with you.

Benefits: A solid elevator pitch will allow you to distill down to the most pure form exactly who you are and what you offer, and that focus can help to set you apart from all the other candidates who are vying for the same job.

Tips:
  • Introduce yourself, what you do, and where you work
  • Who is Gaylor? What do they do? What is their philosophy (strategic goals/ROI)
  • Most importantly, what do you want from them? (if you ever are in need of...)
Avoid:
  • Speaking too fast
  • Using highly technical terms, acronyms, or slang
  • Not being focused
  • Not practicing what you're going to say
  • Lacking emotion (robotic)
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PROJECT DELIVERY: EXISTING CUSTOMERS
Mattcon General Contractors, Inc., Valued Repeat Customer
Columbian Park Zoo - Penguin Exhibit
Lafayette, IN

Team Iceberg, from the Lafayette office, is working at the Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, IN on the new penguin exhibit. The exhibit includes a new pool area and building that houses nesting, holding, and life support systems rooms. Our work involves providing a 400A service, setting a generator for essential systems, some landscape and step lighting for the pool area, and general lighting, power, and fire alarm. Much of the project consists of in-block-wall conduit or exposed PVC for wet locations. Project to be completed just in time for penguins to arrive in the winter!




Great Job, Team Iceberg!
Meyer Najem Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
Fishers Fire Station 91
Fishers, IN

Station 91 is a 30,000sqft new fire station for the Nickel Plate District in Fishers. This project is being completed with Meyer Najem. Currently we are in the pr ocess of completing in wall rough in and data rough in.
Thanks for all the Hard Work, Team Impact!
Meyer Najem Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
IH Riverview UC & ER (Hazel Dell/146th Street)
Carmel, IN

At this 11,000 SF medical office building we are utilizing pre-fab to assemble conduit racks down the main corridors for a medical clinic, some of which contain upward of 40 conduits each coming out of the electrical room. We utilized our BIM model for the project to create the racks in the pre-fabrication department and shipped them out to the jobsite where we are currently installing them, and by doing this we will have completed over 50% of our overhead installation for the entire project. Between pre-fabrication and utilizing Trimble points from the BIM coordination drawings, the installation has been an ease.

Way to Go, Team Keystone!
ARCO National Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
Amazon IND-9 (Project Brutus)
Greenwood, IN

Amazon IND-9 (Project Brutus) is the new 613,000 SF Amazon fulfillment center in Greenwood that we worked on with ARCO. It was a fast track project (8-months) and Team Impact successfully completed it with Zero recordables throughout the 60,000+ manhours worked on the job. Big shout out to Dave Parker, Mike Mathis, Taran Murphy and the Gaylor crew for their dedication and hard work to make this a successful project.



Keep up the Awesome Work, Team Impact!
Capitol Corporation, Valued Repeat Customer
1933 Lounge
Fishers, IN

1933 Lounge is a new restaurant opening this fall/winter at The Yard in Fishers, IN.  We are close to completing now and will be 100% in the next two weeks.  There is lots of specialty lighting shown in the pictures below.  This is a plan spec job built in an existing shell.  1933 Loung is a cocktail lounge by the same group that owns and operates St. Elmo's Steakhouse.

Thanks for another Great Job, Team Tenacity!!
F.A. Wilhelm Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
ZP Investments
Carmel, IN

Team Keystone is currently building ZP Investments in Carmel located on 116th St and Illinois St.  The project is roughly 295,000 square feet between a five story office building and five story parking garage with a connector between the second floors. This project features over 200 floor boxes which were all placed with Trimble precision. All the branch conduit is ENT that will be installed before each floor is poured. All ENT conduit is coming from the prefab department with the conductors already installed in the conduit.
Team Keystone!
Pepper Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
Greenwood Business Center 2
Greenwood, IN
Greenwood Business Center 2 is a 156,000sqft warehouse. Precast walls have just been stood, and roofing is being completed currently. Gaylor is completing this Project with Pepper Construction.
Way to Go, Team Impact!
PROJECT DELIVERY: SERVICE
Martin Marietta, Valued Repeat Customer 
Noblesville, IN
 
Gaylor Electric out at Martin Marietta at the Noblesville Stone Plant Underground, helping out with a MCC (Motor Control Center). We are working on general electrical maintenance.
Way to Go!!
Pepper Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
CraftMark Bakery
Indianapolis, IN

Production Room #7 Chunker/Conveyor Installation October 26th, 2019.


Team: Janusz Gawel,Bob Fort, Channing Chenoweth, Mike Clear & Andrew Pence
Great Job!!
PROJECT DELIVERY: PRE-FABRICATION 
Carolina Pre-Fabrication
Mooresville, NC
 
Gaylor Pre-Fab in Mooresville, NC is currently working on a templet for equipment. Brandon Wong (bottom right) is welding together a metal templet that will create a window for equipment for the NHA project in Huntsville Alabama.
Prefab welds the template in the prefab shop. This piece will make it easier to feed equipment up through these windows which helps the measurements be accurate. Marcus Orr (bottom left) is working on tier drop hangers for cable tray, also for NHA.

NC Pre-Fabrication Crew: Ricardo Garcia, John Alvord, Anthony Foley, Mike Gallmon, Aubrey Marshall, Angel Noya, Brandon Wong, Marcus Orr, Juan Zambrano, Bradley Allen, David Reed and James Cartener

Marcus Orr

 Brandon Wong
Thanks for a Great Job!
PROJECT DELIVERY: DESIGN ENGINEERING 
F.A. Wilhelm Construction, Valued Repeat Customer
ZP Investments
Carmel, IN


Brian Troxell of Team Eagle Engineering is seen working on an underground branch layout for our new project, ZP Investments. Modeling this layout in Revit and coordinating its location in Navisworks provides early clash detection.
Way to Go, Team Eagle!
Code Question of the Month
Per the National Electrical Code, what information must be provided on the nameplate of a transformer?
 
The first five (5) people who submit the CORRECT answer will win a $10 gift card courtesy of 
TEAM EAGLE ENGINEERING.
Submit answers to   gcircuit@gaylor.com .
 
Answer to last month's Code Question:  
It is acceptable, per the National Electrical Code, to install aluminum conductors on equipment with large horsepower loads. However, be aware that manufacturers may have more stringent requirements that prohibit using aluminum conductors feeding their equipment. Also, the terminal lugs on large horsepower equipment may not be adequately sized for the larger aluminum conductors required to accommodate the ampacity.
 
Congratulations to our following co-workers who submitted the correct answer: Steve Murphy & Jason Freeman 
TALENT, RETENTION & ATTRACTION: NAWIC CONFERENCE 
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Isle of Palms, SC 

A group from the Charlotte office recently attended the 64th NAWIC Annual Conference in Isle of Palms, SC. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixtee n women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.
There were many classes ranging from safety, leadership, diversity, teamwork and motivation. NAWIC is very strong in  
the Carolinas and Gaylor is proud to be a member of this outstanding group. 

Raechelle Fields & Joselyn Espinosa
Gaylor attendees included: Raechelle Fields, Project Engineer; Trisha Clarke, Project Engineer; Joselyn Espinosa, Talent Acquisition; and Linda Lee, Safety Manager
ROOM FOR THOUGHT