SFNE News | December 2020

First, we hope that you, your family and your colleagues are continuing to stay safe and healthy through COVID-19. This pandemic has brought quite an unexpected year for everyone, and hopefully, with the introduction of the vaccines, we are nearing its end sooner rather than later.

As SFNE wraps up 2020, we wanted to share some updates, news and upcoming events!

Please read on for more details, and have a wonderful rest of the holiday season!

SFNE Management
Toys for Tots Donations, Huge Success
Thanks to SFNE members for their incredible donations to Toys for Tots this year! Because of you, SFNE was able to donate $4,025 to help less fortunate children this holiday season.
Special thanks to those who contributed, including:

American Steel Fabricators
Apollo Steel
Capone Iron
Duncan Galvanizing
Haydon Bolts
S.L. Chasse
The Steel Supply Company
Congratulations, Kenney & Sams!
Congratulations to the Kenney & Sams attorneys featured on the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List!

They include Michelle De Oliveira, Mike Sams and David Kerrigan. All three have conducted excellent educational webinars for SFNE during this challenging year, covering a myriad of employment questions, COVID-19 updates and safety issues from a legal perspective. Additionally, Mike Sams serves on SFNE's Education Committee.

SFNE is thrilled to continue working with such high-regarded and accomplished professionals.
Buy American Initiative is Underway
SFNE's Buy American Fabricated Task Force is continuing work into the new year on developing and implementing the plan to reduce the number of steel fabrication projects awarded to foreign companies.

The goal is still to educate those in decision-making roles of how detrimental choosing to work with foreign fabricated steel companies is for the U.S., and especially local economies.

If you are interested in joining the task force, please contact Cathy.
Board of Directors Nomination Slate | January 2021 - December 2021
SFNE is pleased to recommend the following individuals for election to the Board Directors. Per the SFNE Bylaws, the membership must vote to accept this nomination slate. This vote can take place electronically. 

Once all votes are received, we will notify the membership of the outcome.

We appreciate your participation in this vital process!
Elect Officers for One-Year Term
  • President: Rick Coughlin, Quinn Bros. Iron
  • Vice President: David Orlando, Berlin Steel Construction Co.
  • Secretary: James McBrady, James McBrady, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Peter Fusini, Berkshire Bridge & Iron
  • Immediate Past President: Rens Hayes, Rens Welding & Fabricating, Inc.

Re-Elect Directors for Another Two-Year Term
  • Kris Kraft, EDM Construction
  • Glenn Salamone, QSR Steel

Elect Director for First Two-Year Term
  • Randy Cameron, Gerdau

Directors Continuing Service Through 2021
  • Lori Chasse, S.L. Chasse
  • John Roy, Connecticut Galvanizing
  • Stephen Capone, Capone Iron
  • David Cronin, Jr., D. Cronin's Welding Service
  • Colleen Wiesbrock, Infra-Metals Corporation
Do you accept this nomination slate for the 2021 Board of Directors?
It's Time to Renew Your SFNE Membership for 2021

2021 Member Dues Invoices have been sent! If you (or someone in your company) did not receive an invoice or have any questions about your membership dues, please contact Katie.

Thank you to those who have already renewed your SFNE membership. We are looking forward to a strong year ahead!
Upcoming Recruitment and Retention Webinar
January 14, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Even the best Employers struggle daily to find and motivate great employees. As we face a global pandemic with other business challenges pressing on us, that challenge is more real than ever.

This interactive session will better arm and prepare you to tackle the following:
  • Find resumes and qualified candidates in this unusual job market
  • Screen prospects and vet them for things like reliability
  • Attract, retain and motivate younger, millennial-aged employees
  • Maintain high employee morale during these high-stress times
Welcome New Members!
Steel Fabricators of New England
11 Robert Toner Blvd., #234
North Attleboro, MA 02763
Phone: 603-766-7363
Catherine Flaherty | Executive Director

Katie Burke | Program Coordinator