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.
Trending Toward Transportation
Banton continues to bid on transportation related projects and was recently awarded three separate contracts from the Connecticut Department of Transportation:
- Southington Maintenance Facility
- Five Facility Generator Installation
- Plainfield Maintenance Facility
In addition, Banton is currently completing a multi-year contract for Amtrak in Rensselaer, New York.
Lastly; in early June, Banton broke ground on a Metro-North wayside signal installation project extending along the New Haven Line from Greenwich to Norwalk. Banton has performed this type of work repeatedly for the railroad for the past ten years.
Focus on Safety
Banton's Safety Committee hosted a company-wide 'Safety Stand Down' at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Facility in North Haven on January 19, 2017. The half-day event was attended by Banton management and field employees and included presentations from Banton's insurance company as well as various project managers. Each employee left with an increased knowledge of Banton's commitment to safe working conditions as well as a new Banton shirt and safety glasses.
Employees Unite to Find a Cure
Banton served as the primary sponsor of the 'The Physical Freedom Festival,' a fundraising event held in Middletown, CT in September 2016. The event was organized to raise funds to be allocated toward ongoing research and clinical trials currently underway with the goal of finding a cure for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. FOP is an extremely rare bone disorder that effects one of Banton's long-time employees. Banton sincerely thanks its many subcontractors, employees and business associates that attended and contributed to the overwhelming success of the event.
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