Banton Honors Women in Construction Week
Banton joined together with the Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors during the first week of March to celebrate "Women in Construction Week."
One of the primary goals of WIC Week is to challenge the stereotypes that women often face when it relates to the pursuit of a career in construction. The initiative also seeks to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry.
Banton was proud to honor this event in recognition of the many talented women that it has employed throughout its 40 year history.
CCIA Announces New Slate of Officers & Directors
Banton's Senior Project Manager Steve Ryan was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Road Builders Association, Inc. Steve will serve a term on the Board through the year 2022.
CRBA is a division of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Inc. As the most comprehensive commercial construction trade association in Connecticut, CCIA provides an arena for the many sectors of the industry to work together in order to promote a positive business climate and shape the industry’s future.
Banton Employee Receives Beautification Award
Banton employee Chad Jansen was the recent recipient of a 2019 Beautification Award from the North Haven Garden Club. Chad maintains Banton's exterior grounds and had submitted photographs of the firm's North Haven headquarters to the garden club for their consideration. Each home and business was judged on the organization and design of their gardens, creativity and expression, and plant material in the garden. Each gardener was awarded with a framed Certificate of Achievement for their demonstration of excellence in gardening.
Banton Continues Commitment to Local Organizations
Banton Construction is pleased to announce its continued membership in the following organizations:
Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut, Inc.
Connecticut Construction Industries Association
Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce
Banton Featured in Local Magazine
Banton Construction was recently mentioned in the winter issue of North Haven Magazine. The article discussed the history behind the company's namesake, Banton Street.
View the article here (flip to page 14):
Focusing on Employee Health & Safety
Banton hosted its fifth company-wide Safety Stand Down event at Eli's Restaurant on March 22. The program covered topics selected by Banton's Safety Committee; including fall prevention, respiratory protection and situational awareness on a project work site. The event concluded with a presentation highlighting the importance of recognizing and preventing drug and alcohol use/abuse in the workplace.
Banton sponsors a fundraising event for a different charitable cause every other year. This year we are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. The event will be held on Saturday, August 11 at the North Haven Fairgrounds.
Our planning committee is hard at work putting together an all-day festival that is jam-packed with live bands, inspiring guest speakers, freshly prepared comfort food, a beer garden, bocce tournament, a dunk tank, yoga & hooping circles, live entertainers and a chance to win prizes during the raffle and silent auction. There will also be a variety of children’s activities including games, bounce houses, face painting and a “make your own tie-dye” booth.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.physicalfreedomfestival.com/.
If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation, become a sponsor or donate a prize for the raffle or silent auction; please contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banton Continues Long-Time Collaboration with CCSU
03/19/2018Banton's Senior Project Manager Steve Ryan is currently serving a two-year term as Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board for Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University. Mr. Ryan has been a member of the Board since its inception in 1998.The Board is comprised of an eclectic group of employers who routinely employ CCSU graduates. The group’s mission is to continually interact with students, review curriculums and provide feedback as to how to improve the quality of CCSU’s graduates.CCSU is the only Construction Management program in Connecticut that maintains an ACCE (American Counsel for Construction Education) accreditation. In 2016, CCSU was ranked second out of 50 in best value schools for Construction Management.
Banton Expedites Delivery of Electrical Service Replacement
Banton's Electrical Division recently completed a major service replacement at the Connecticut Department of Transportation's testing facility in Rocky Hill.
In the early evening, Eversource arrived on site to de-energize the service so that Banton's team could safely proceed with their work. By 8 PM that evening; the entire switchboard line, as well as its associated conduit and conductors, had been removed and the new Switch Line was already being put in place.
The existing line-up was replaced with a new 1000a Main as well as the addition of an Automatic Transfer Switch to accommodate the new 450 KW Diesel Generator also being provided and installed by Banton's Electrical Team.
Overall the operation was an overwhelming success, receiving accolades from DOT personnel. Due to careful planning by Banton's management team and the skillful execution of this plan by our tradesmen onsite, Banton was able to accomplish what would usually take weeks in roughly 34 hours.
Banton's management sincerely thanks everyone that played a role in completing this major undertaking in a timely and safe manner.
Safety - A Top Priority at Banton
Banton's Safety Committee hosted its semi-annual "Safety Stand Down" Day on September 15th. Attendance at this meeting was mandatory for all employees and included multiple exhibits focusing on ladder safety, personal protective equipment, cord & tool safety and safe driving. Afterwards, employees gathered at Banton's main office and enjoyed a barbeque lunch and participated in various team-building activities.
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