Fetters Construction’s Safety Director, Carl Swalls, is investing his time to further his education and qualifications to ensure safe work for everyone. Carl has acquired his Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications. Fetters is very proud of Carl’s ambition to continue to use his experience and education to create a safe work environment and in supporting the company’s goals.
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The team at Fetters Construction held their first annual Olympic Games on August 17. The Olympics took place at the Fetters office/yard. Three teams combined of Superintendents, Shop and Office were created to compete in 9 various events, including hanging a door and scanning a document. Each event was aimed to highlight individual’s skillset that helps make Fetters Construction successful! Plenty of friendly banter was had in the weeks prior to the games, making seeing other team’s members more interesting during the day to day work week. Each event was timed and scored, with ways to lose points possible. The very last event utilized every team member and was the most competitive event! The teams attempted to drop a coin from the forks of a lull onto a target to gain points. Out of the three teams, TEAM AUSTIN (a team without the actual Austin), took the overall win of the 2018 Olympics. A trophy was crafted by members of the Fetters team and placed in the front office, proudly displaying the name of the winning team! With suggestions/enjoyments rolling in from participants, Fetters Construction’s Culture Team will be preparing for next year’s games.
Today Fetters Construction supports Elevatus Architecture and their efforts to eliminate child poverty…ONE RED NOSE AT A TIME!!
Fetters representatives attended the Made By Me Career Fair this month to show 300 junior and senior high school students in Allen County what the construction industry has to offer.
Donald Studebaker, a Fetters Construction Bricklayer, is part of the BAC 4 IN/KY Apprenticeship & Training Program in Fort Wayne. Donnie, as most people call him, participated in the 2018 State Apprentice Contest and took first place in the Apprentice 2nd Year Division for the Fort Wayne Chapter. All of the contestants from across the state of Indiana competed for cash prizes. Donnie and the other first place winners throughout the country will come together to compete at the Masonry Skills Challenge in Las Vegas 2019. Congrats Donnie!!
Here is a clip of Donnie during the competition: https://www.facebook.com/bac4apprenticeship/videos/885138281657979/?t=23
Dekalb County is sponsoring “Pink Out” May 17th for early detection and education for Breast Cancer. Multiple events will take place in Auburn this day including a band, parade, luncheons and more!
Classic City Cookies is donating ½ of all cookie order proceeds (orders are due by 5/11) and by eating at Mad Anthony’s in Auburn May 8th, 15% of your bill will also be donated to Dekalb County Pink Out.
Fetters Construction teamed up with 11 students from DeKalb High School to plan, design and construct a CanStruction project at the Glenbrook Mall. The theme for this year’s program is Generations and the students decided to display a hand holding an Ipod Generation 1, as they were assigned the decade beginning with the year 2000. Over 4,000 cans of food were used and they will all be donated to the Community Harvest Food Bank when the structure comes down Sunday April 29th. Many members of the Fetters Construction team helped on the project including; Tim Ehlerding, Samantha Dunn, Amber Souder, Austin Conrad, James Watson, George Mouchaham, and Denise DeMuyt.
Superintendents and Project Managers attended a Silica training from a Hilti representative at the Fetters Construction office. It is important to the entire team to understand and comply with the OSHA regulations.